Technical Advisor (Pharma and Retail)
Chandramouli Raghuram (Chandra) is a seasoned Life Sciences professional, with vast experience in business data analysis, project/program management and IT strategy consulting. He has successfully led, orchestrated and designed large scale programs and projects for Global Top 10 Pharma companies. He has held various prominent roles in organizations like Tata Consultancy Services, CSL Behring and Merck. His areas of expertise include – Data and Analytics, IT Strategy, Project/Program Management and Global Service Delivery.
Chandra has authored and presented white papers in leading Pharma Industry forums like PharmaSUG. Chandra holds Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree from Osmania University.
Technical Advisor (Telecom and IOT)
Ravi Pragada is a Senior Principal Engineer / Senior Director at InterDigital where he is responsible for incubation & strategy and for leading next generation air-interface and system technologies. Since joining InterDigital in 2001, Mr. Pragada has held a variety of senior engineering and management roles. In those roles, Mr. Pragada led InterDigital’s research and development teams covering incubation, pre-standards R&D, standardization, technology & product development and prototyping. Initiatives included development of advanced wireless solutions covering cellular, IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi®), and IoT technologies in areas such as ultra-low power communications, AI/ML applied to wireless, unmanned aerial systems/drones, millimeter wave air-interface/backhaul design and development, device-to-device communications, and beyond 5G architectures.
Mr. Pragada is a prolific inventor with 180+ granted or pending patent applications. He is a recipient of numerous innovation awards including InterDigital’s Chairman’s award, President’s award, multiple CTO awards as well as Lucy Mahjobian distinguished publication award. Prior to InterDigital, he was part of Tier 1 OEM team that developed RNC and NodeB infrastructure for 3G systems. Mr. Pragada currently serves as vice-chair for the IEEE 1920: Aerial Communications and Networking Standards Working Group. Mr. Pragada holds M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.E. degree from Andhra University.