Dr. Ignatius S.A. Bezzam
Founding Father World Wide
Professor Electrical and Electronics/Communications Engineering
Prof. Ignatius Bezzam holds a PhD from Santa Clara University of California, an MSEE also from California, USA and a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Madras (1983). He holds several key patents in Analog Mixed Signal Design Integrated Circuit design. He has publications in top international conferences like ISSCC and ESSCIRC and journals like TCAS.
With 33 years of IC design experience in the global VLSI industry, Dr. Bezzam leads in the development of nano meter system-on-chip (SoC) analog and mixed signal intellectual properties (IP) solutions for worldwide applications in the mobile, PC, consumer electronics and communications markets. He has a successful career record at major companies like National Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Volterra Semiconductor, Integrated Circuit Systems, Toshiba, Raytheon (Fairchild) and Altierre, USA. He was the starting Member of Technical Staff at Semiconductor Complex Ltd. Chandigarh and CDAC in Pune. He was a Research Scholar as member of INFN at ICTP Trieste, Italy and at TIFR Bombay. Recently he was involved in the development of the fasted SerDes reported on 16nm FinFET technology at 40Gbps.
With deep dives into industry, research and academia, Dr. Bezzam is unmatched in engineering fundamental zero-to-one changes in the ecosystem.
Dr. Bezzam is the principal founder of the Rezonent in Silicon Valleys in San Francisco Bay Area and Bangalore. Prof. Bezzam teaches EE Grad & Undergrad courses in advanced Analog Digital Integrated Circuits at Santa Clara University, California. He has been Visiting Professor at IITM Chennai, IIT Palakkad, San Jose State University, Government Engineering College Thrissur and Jyothi Engineering College among others.
Dr. Muneer Muhamed
CEO Chief Advisor, Rezonent Microchips Pvt Ltd India
Dr Muneer has over 25 years of management experience across industries globally and is a well-known author and management consultant. As the CEO and Managing Director of CustomerLab Solutions, an innovative management consulting firm in partnership with some of the finest thought leaders in the world, he pioneered the implementation and proliferation of balanced scorecards in India and Middle East. He also drives passionately customer experience management, new age strategic thinking and innovation across private and public sectors in the region.
He has spearheaded India Inc’s global foray through a partnership with India’s leading industry body, the Confederation of Indian Industries. The CII-CustomerLab India Scorecard Initiative has helped companies execute their global strategies meticulously. He is also working with FICCI on a SME Scorecard Initiative to help small and medium businesses in India achieve execution excellence. Under his non-profit company, Medici Institute, he is committed to driving mission-focused governments. He has been advocating the same to the President, Prime Minister, Finance Ministers and others in India to accelerate the country’s economic growth, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its governing bodies, and enhance its global stature.
As a leading columnist since 1991, he has written regularly for the Economic Times, Times of India, Business World, Business Line, Khaleej Times, The Independent, Business Standard, Financial Express, Business & Industry of Saudi, Financial Chronicle and many more. Over 400 columns have been published in print media alone. He has several books to his credit and is currently working on two books related to strategy execution and marketing ROI.
Muneer is known for his strategic and creative solutions to seemingly complex problems. He serves several boards and organizations in an advisory role. This includes the National Games and Institute for Competitiveness. He delivers keynote speeches across the world and occasionally lectures students on BSC, innovation and service quality. Most recently he is a strategic partner at Mach49, a Silicon Valley-based company helping large companies disrupt inside out (www.mach49.com). He has worked with clients like Mass Mutual Massachusetts), Aditya Birla Group, TVS, Dubal, Wipro, Murugappa, LMW, Reliance Group, Cognizant and many others. He is a BTech (Electronics), PGDBM (marketing and finance) and PhD (strategy management). He has won several awards including the World HR Congress' Strategic Leadership Award and the Margadarshi Award for Innovation.
Laura M. Carcione
Chief Computer Scientist, acting CIO
Laura has more than 25 years of international experience in the development of high fidelity simulation tools, from proof of concept to shippable product. She joined Weidlinger Applied Science - Thornton Tomasetti, the division that originally developed the Flex family of software products in 1991.
At Weidlinger and PZFlex she has worked and overseen the development of scientific programs and their GUI frontends. This includes the implementation of ray tracing/geophysical inversion programs, parallel pseudospectral algorithms for acoustic wave propagation and optimization techniques with direct application to NDE, seismic survey and transducer design.
At PZFlex, she makes the necessary hardware, tools and software recommendations to enable the product development cycle with a focus in performance and quality control.
Prior to this, she worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Europe and the United Nations Development building introducing software resources to Scientists, Economists and the Academic community.
Laura brings changes into the product architecture as customer requirements, market conditions and technology evolve. She received her Computer Science degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.