Since such awards require an in-depth technical knowledge in the area of software development, we chose our panelists likewise.
Vinod Unny, Managing Director, Enterprise InfoTech
Unny is the Managing Director of Enterprise InfoTech, a technology consultancy company based in Gurgaon. He has also been a Microsoft Regional Director for the entire North India Region since 2002.
Being a Microsoft Regional Director has not restricted his area of expertise. Although very well versed in Microsoft technologies, he has also worked on many other technologies including competitive ones. Unny works regularly on Linux and Open Source Software as well – and in doing so gains a much larger appreciation for the work done by Microsoft. He passes on this knowledge and appreciation regarding Microsoft technologies in comparison to Linux/OSS to audiences, clients and readers in his various evangelism efforts.
Shekhar Govindarajan, Managing Director, IT4Enterprise
Govindarajan works as a technology consultant for IT4Enterprise. He has over 12 years of experience in the technology industry. He started his career right here, with us, at PCQuest Labs. He has been a part of PCQLinux team since 2005.
Shekhar has worked across various platforms ranging from servers to embedded devices. He has developed application in programming languages like PHP, C#, Java, Perl and Ruby. He has a knack of being an early adopter of technologies and IT/consumer Electronic products.
Over the years, Shekhar has served clients from private, government and NGO sectors. His new found interests are home automation/entertainment and wildlife photography.He blogs at www.shekhargovindarajan.com and tweets @shekharg
Manik Juneja, Founder, VinSol
Juneja has over 15 years of experience in software development, ranging from client server to web based apps. Prior to starting VinSol, He was working in Japan with HCL Japan and then a Japanese Internet Startup. Not satisfied by the way Indian outsourcing companies were doing business, he launched VinSol in September 2000.
He has led the transition from being a Java shop to embracing open source languages like Perl and Python and finally Ruby.
He wonders whether with iOS has it come a full circle? He tried to balance that by spending equal energy on Android.
Kapil Dev Singh, Founder & Principal Consultant, Coeus Age
Singh has 18 years of experience, of which 16 years are in business research, he headed IDC in India for close to 8 years as Country Manager. With the objective of enabling Indian enterprises build business value from IT, he has founded Coeus Age.
Singh is a certified organization development consultant from ISABS, a leading body of applied behavioural sciences in India, where he was certified at the highest competency level. He is also a qualified consultant and practitioner of process maturity paradigms like ISO 9000: 2008, PCMM F Six Sigma.
Singh is an Engineer (Mechanical) and MBA (Marketing) by qualification F is currently pursuing doctoral work at MDI, Gurgaon. The topic of his research work is ‘CIO role F its effectiveness’.
Anil Chopra, Editor, PCQuest
Chopra has over 16 years of editorial and analysis experience in the technology space. In his stint he has had the experience in the IT publishing business, specializing in managing all channels of media publications, including print, online, and events.
He started ground up from the PCQuest Labs, where he reviewed all sorts of IT products and services. That said, he has hands-on experience of almost all enterprise level as well as consumer products and services. Besides this, he also speaks at various technology seminars, from where he gains a lot of knowledge about the industry straight from the end users.