Dr. John McIntyre, Executive Director
Georgia Tech Center for International Education and Research

Dr. John R. McIntyre, is founding Director of the Georgia Tech CIBER, professor of management (Strategy Area) in the College of Management with a courtesy appointment in international relations in the Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He received his graduate education at Northeastern University, completing his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in September 1981, he was Research Associate for International Management at the Dean Rusk Center of the University of Georgia Law School. He has published in journals such as Technology and Society, Public Administration Quarterly, International Management Review, Defence Analysis, Studies in Comparative and International Development, The Journal of European Marketing, Politique Internationale, International Executive, International Trade Journal, among others.

He is also author or coauthor of the following books: Uncertainty in Business-Government Relations: The Dynamics of International Trade Policy, The Political Economy of International Technology Transfer, International Space Policy: Legal, Economic, and Strategic Options for the Twentieth Century and Beyond, Japan's Technical standards: Implications for Global Competitiveness, Business and Management Education in China: Transition, Pedagogy and Training, A Handbook: Business and Management Education in Transitioning and Developing Country, Globalization of Chinese Enterprises, The Multinational Enterprise and the Challenge of Sustainable Development. His professional memberships include: Sigma Xi, The Academy of International Business, The Academy of Management, Policy Studies Organization, The American Society for Public Administration. He is the recipient of the State of Georgia Governor's 2009 International Award in international business education in 2009.

Dr. McIntyre is an expert on the primary aluminum industry. He is fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish.

Prof. V.V. Khole, Vice Chancellor
Amity University Mumbai

Dr. Vijay Khole, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, completed his education up to postgraduate level in the University of Pune and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Bio-physics from Supreme Attestation Commission, Moscow, USSR in 1981. He has over 26 years of teaching experience exclusively at post-graduate level and has published 60 research papers in inter-disciplinary areas like Biophysics in national and inter-national journals. Some important academic contributions of Dr. Khole include establishment of Department of Information Technology, which conducts various Under-graduate and Post-graduate program. Dr. Khole has been a member or chaired many State level Committees constituted for Universities in Maharashtra, India.

Dr. Khole has published 60 paper in national and international journals in the field of Bio-Physics (ii) Author of 3 books in area of Bio Physics (ii) Published 10 papers related to Life Sciences in general.

Dr. Vijay Khole has been Director, Institute of Science, Aurangabad, Founder Registrar, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Pro-Vice Chancellor University of Mumbai and the Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai.

  • Dr. Khole completed the Ph.D. and post-doctoral programmes in Bio-physics in erstwhile USSR. He has had the fortune of working in one of the most prestigious Institute viz. Institute of Nuclear Physics in the Sciencity City of Novosibirk, Russia.
  • Dr. Khole has published 70 research papers, exclusively in inter-disciplinary areas like
    Biophysics in national and inter-national journals with high impact factors. He has also published over 20 popular articles. His book and chapters in the books are published by Ellis Horwood, U.K. and Marcel Dekkar, U.S.A. He has also been working in the areas of higher education viz. costing of higher education, academic administration, University Act, quality awareness, quality assurance, quality assessment and accreditation in higher education etc.
  • Dr. Khole has worked as Vice-Chancellor of University of Mumbai for a complete term of five years. He is one of the Vice Chancellor who has successfully completed his term and implemented many academic and research programs in the University of Mumbai. Dr. Khole also organized sesquicentennial celebrations (150 years) of the University where all the stalworts in the different areas including the Prime Minister, the President, the Chief Minister, other prominent Central and State Ministers were invited to deliver lectures / orations. Dr. Vijay Khole was the first Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai to have led four academic delegations to USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
  • After departing from University of Mumbai in September 2009, Dr. Vijay Khole has worked as President, Kohinoor Education Trust for four years, and as President, Jaro Education for about a year.

Dr. Ancy Jose, Principal
Nagindas Khandwala College

Dr. Ancy Jose is an active educationist and an able administrator. She is one of the longest serving Principals of a College affiliated to University of Mumbai. Her contribution to her College as a Principal is indeed praiseworthy.

Presently she heads Nagindas Khandwala College, one of the prestigious Colleges of Mumbai suburbs. The College is recognized as Best College by University of Mumbai. This institute also has an ISO certified and NAAC's 'A' Grade College. All accolades to this institute were brought by Dr. Jose's tireless efforts and dedicated work towards her educational institute as well as the university.

Dr. Ancy Jose pursued her M.Sc. (1980) and Ph.D. (2009) from University of Kerala and University of Mumbai respectively. She is a recognized teacher in Post-Graduation of University of Mumbai, since 1997. Dr. Jose is the Principal of Nagindas Khandwala College, Malad (W), Mumbai, since 1993. She has taken various innovative steps to improve the college education, administration systems and discipline. Considering this, Dr. Jose has been appointed as Director of educational institutes run by Malad Kandivali Education Society, Mumbai (M.K.E.S.). Nagindas Khandwala College is one of the institutes run by M.K.E.S. Dr. Jose has participated in various national and international seminars. She has organized several workshops, seminars and conferences. She has been the Peer-Team Member and Member Coordinator for the Assessment and Accreditation for various colleges across the country. She was the Academic Council Member of University of Mumbai (2000-2010). Dr. Jose was the Senate Member of the University of Mumbai. She also visited academic institutes of USA and United Kingdom for paper presentation and academic commitment. She has been awarded "Best Principal Award" by EET CRS and "Academic Excellence Award" by Indus Foundation in 2013.

Ms. Lilian Gutierrez, Director-Global Accounts, East Coast
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Ms. Gutierrez manages global accounts with a sales background building hotel occupancy and increasing room & revenue. Her specialties include promoting product & brand awareness, cross-selling luxury portfolio of hotels in both domestic & international markets, prospecting, contract negotiations, maximizing revenue sales, marketing plans, building client relationships, opening/closing operation of hotel properties in the marketplace.

Previous Positions
Director of Corporate Accounts: Trump International Hotel & Tower
Senior Sales Manager: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Mark New York
Sales Coordinator: Business Travel Sales
Hilton Sales Worldwide

Prof. Venkatesh V. Kamat
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Goa University

Educational Background:
Ph.D. (Computer Science)-Goa University(1997), M.Phil. (Computer Science)-JNU, New Delhi(1986), M.Sc. (Physics)-Bombay University(1981), B.Sc. (Physics / Maths)-Bombay University(1979)

Funded Research Projects Undertaken

  1. E-learning: Received a grant of Rs.130 lakhs from Govt. of Goa for training 500 ICT teachers from 300+ schools in the state of Goa.
  2. MODROB: Received a grant of Rs. 8.00 lakhs from AICTE for modernization of MCA lab infrastructure
  3. RID: Completed AICTE project: Development of tools for Web based Evaluation Rs. 9.0 lakhs
  4. RID: Completed AICTE project: Framework for Authoring tools using Instructional Design Rs.3.50 lakhs

Consultancy projects undertaken

  1. Phil Systems Tivim, Goa in the area Digital Imaging, CAD 1998-2004
  2. TCIP Zurich, Switzerland, Training Human Resource 1998
  3. ITEC-IBM Centre, Margao Goa Quality Education in IT 1999
  4. ControlNet Verna Goa in OOAD & UML Training 2001
  5. VASCO Belgium Lectures recorded in Information Security 2008
    Gomez, Boston Lectures recorded in Software Engineering 2010

Dr. Venkatesh Kamat is currently working as a Professor & Head at the Dept. of Computer Science & Technology, Goa University. He is the founder member of the department that was established in the year 1987 with assistance from IIT Bombay and NCST, now CDAC Mumbai. He has to his credit number of initiatives at Goa University. The Semester based continuous evaluation system with relative grading, was first implemented at the University in the Computer Science department in 1987. He is also credited for working very closely with IT industry. In the year 1998 he incubated an IT service company in the department with a Swiss collaborator and later worked as its CEO for a year while on a sabbatical leave from the University. He is also founder board member of Agile India Software Society based in Bangalore that's doing lot of good work in agile movement in India. He is also involved with few initiatives that the University has taken in using technology for teaching-learning.

Venkatesh completed his M.Sc in Physics from Mumbai University, M.Phil in Computer Science from JNU Delhi and a PhD from Goa University. His area of interest is Computer Graphics and Education Technology. He is life member of Computer Society of India, and a senior member of IEEE and currently Chairman of ACM Goa Chapter.

Area of Research: Computer Graphics, Computer Aided Design, Education Technology

  • Founder member of the Department of Computer Science & Technology and was responsible for establishing the department in 1987, in collaboration with IIT Bombay and NCST Mumbai.
  • In 1999, during sabbatical leave from the University, incubated a IT company in Goa with a Swiss collaborator
  • In 2000, established Virtual Institute for Training, an independent society at Goa University to offer industry relevant training and certificate courses
  • Instrumental in organizing various international conferences and workshops in Goa to name few ATMA 1996, ICVC 99, COMAD 2005, HiPC 2007, ACM India Annual 2015, CODS-COMAD 2018
  • Former member of IT Committee Goa Chamber of Commerce, Founder member of Agile India, Chairman BoS Computer Science, Goa University, Member NAAC peer team evaluation since 2013
  • Founder member of ACM Goa Chapter, established in 2013
  • Institution builder and avid supporter of industry-academia collaborations