Chief Digital Officer,
Allied Digital Services Ltd.
Utpal Chakraborty is an eminent data scientist, AI researcher, strategist and thought leader with more than two decades of industry experience, including as a principal architect in Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Infotech, IBM, Capgemini and other MNCs including heading the Artificial Intelligence division of YES Bank. Currently he is he is the Chief Digital Officer(CDO) at Allied Digital Services Ltd. Utpal is a well-known speaker and author on artificial intelligence, Quantum Computing, IoT, as well as Agile & Lean and has spoken at conferences around the world. Utpal has also been recognized as one among top AI Influencers & Thought Leaders by reputed forums. He has also been recognized as Global AI Ambassador 2022.
Associate Head of Department & Associate Professor
Dept. of E&C Engineering, R.K.G.I.T,
Dr Himani Mittal is an Associate Professor in the department of E&C engineering with more that 15 years of experience in the field of research, publications, academics. She has 9 patents published till date out of which three got grant, many research papers in journals of repute, written three books and guided projects for M.Tech and B.Tech level. She is editorial -in- chief of International journal NAVACAHR.
Oxford Brookes University,UK
Dr F. Henry Abanda is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology. Henry has obtained a number of qualifications in his academic career including: “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (HDR) in Digital Construction Technology (Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France), PhD, Construction IT (Oxford Brookes University, UK), PGCert [Distinction] (Oxford Brookes University, UK ), MA in Monitoring & Evaluation ( Africa Nazarene University, Kenya), Dipl. Ing., Civil Engineering (École Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé, Cameroun), and BSc. (Hons), Mathematics/Physics (The University of Buea, Cameroon). His teaching and research interests are in Construction IT with focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and emerging digital technologies applied in construction practice. He has designed, implemented and delivered BIM related modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of the Built Environment. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students working on construction project management, BIM, Big Data, and the Semantic Web. He has worked on research projects funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, the International Labour Organisation and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Henry has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, co-author a book and at least 5 peer-reviewed reports. Over the years Henry has facilitated a number of workshops. He facilitated a workshop attended by over 180 construction project managers and senior quantity surveyors in the use of BIM in managing construction project as part of the FutureFit Built Assets (European Union funded project) project between 2014-2016. He facilitated a capacity building workshop in the use of BIM in managing upgrading projects in informal settlements at the UN-Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, 17 – 20 October 2016. Lastly, Henry has developed and delivered BIM-based capacity building workshops to the Architectural Association of Kenya (1 day) , School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi-India (10 days), École Nationale Supérieure de Travaux Publics, Yaoundé, Cameroon (3 days), Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse-France (2 days), Universitat de Lleida, Spain (1 day).