Chairman, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)
Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
VC investor in Silicon Valley and Israel
All things Business at WhatsApp, Board Member Paytm
Neeraj Arora manages “all things business at WhatsApp”. Neeraj is the vice-president of business development for the multi-billion dollar company WhatsApp, now a part of the Facebook family. He studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the Indian School of Business in 2006. He made the front page of The Economic Times with his technology success story. Neeraj spent four years handling corporate development for Google Inc. before joining WhatsApp when it was still a fledgling startup in 2011.
Venture Partner, Storm Ventures
Vice President, Business Unit Executive (BlazeMeter) at CA Technologies
Co-Founder & CEO at Capillary Technologies
Director, SCID India Program and Senior Research Scholar
Kochar is the Director of the India Program at the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID). Prior to joining SCID, Kochar was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Stanford University. Her research focuses on the micro-economics of development, and specifically on issues related to education, health, credit, population, inequality and the effectiveness of government programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. Kochar received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago.