IEEE Standards Workshop

Date: 16th Dec 2016, 2-5.30pm (Workshop 2)




1. Welcome to Standards Workshop: Intro to Standards SIG: Sri Chandra (10 mins)
2. IEEE P2650: Pre-Screening Audiometry Systems: Dr. Mohankumar (30 mins)
3. IEEE Future Direction & the 5G Initiative: Sri Chandra (30 mins)
4. IEEE eHealth Standards: Munir Mohammed (20 mins)
[BREAK] - 30 mins
5. IEEE P1931: ROOF Computing Standard: Syam Madanapalli (30 mins)
6. IoT Security Panel: Moderator - Nishant Krishna + 3 panelists (60 mins)

Speaker Profiles

Mohan Kumar Rajagopal, Ph.D.,
IEEE Senior Member,
Vice President, Strategic Business, MegaChips Corporation (India)


Mohan obtained his Doctorate in EEE from Imperial College London in the domain of ‘Ultra Low Power Wearable Systems”. He has about 22+ years of experience in the Biomedical, Semiconductor & Healthcare industries. He has worked extensively in product innovation ranging from Consumer to Healthcare Technologies.  Most recently, he led a team at Philips Healthcare to launch a low-cost, portable ECG for emerging markets like India. He was also part of the "Low cost Cochlear Implant" project being pioneered by DRDO.

Mohan currently serves as a Vice President of Strategic Business at MegaChips Corporation where he focuses on IoT devices for Wearables, Healthcare and Smart grids. He is the WG Chair for an IEEE EMBS & IEEE SA supported New Standard P2650 : Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems. He is also an active member of the IEEE SIG on Communications Disability that supports technology development for the Speech & Hearing Impaired, Visually Challenged & other communication disorders.


Syam Madanapalli, Global Lead for IoT Delivery, Dell

IEEE Senior Member


Syam is the Global Lead for IoT Delivery at Dell Services and Subject Matter Expert for IoT. Syam has co-authored a book on All IP Networks, filed for several patents, written 7 RFCs at IETF, contributed to standards at IEEE and won several awards. Syam also volunteers for SDOs to enhance the technology for the humanity and mentors students, teachers and startups.

Syam is the working group chair for the Roof Computing Working Group at IEEE.


Nishant Krishna, Software Architect, Avaya

Nishant is a Software Architect, Innovator and Inventor with 16+ years of experience working on Network Management Systems (NMS), Cloud and Virtualization, Software-Defined Network (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Nishant has 2 patent granted and 5 patents filed/pending with US Patent Office in the areas of Network Management Systems, Cloud, Virtualization and SDN Technologies. He participates actively in User Experience (UX) and Wireframing related activities. He is an active member and contributor to numerous technical meetups. He is also a contributor to IEEE conferences and standards, and is a member of subcommittee working on defining standards for IoT and Smart Cities.


Niraj Nanavaty, Product Manager, 5G, Nokia


Niraj works in Nokia as Product Manager for 5G Radio products. He has extensive experience in 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G wireless communication systems. Niraj was part of Nokia team that won Unicom 2015 Ethical Hacking contest. He represented Nokia in 2015 Security Best Practice Meet conducted by DSCI, NASSCOM. Niraj’s paper “SECURED INTERNET SHOPPING - APPLICATION OF ELLIPTIC CURVE ELGAMAL SCHEME” was accepted in IEEE “Internet for You” conference. He has two patents under filing. Niraj holds an MTech degree from IIT, Kanpur and an MBA degree from IIM, Bangalore. Niraj’s interests include 5G topics like RRM, Massive MIMO Beamforming and IoT, Telco Cloud and cloud security, security topics like IPsec/TLS, PKI/Certificate Management and ethical hacking, Green technologies, SON and Transport.


Varun M Tayur, Software Developer, Avaya


Varun M Tayur is a software developer with 9 years of experience working on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Management Systems (NMS). He has 5 research publications in the area of IoT – Interoperability. He is pursuing PhD in “Semantic methods for interoperable and dynamic workflow composition in IoT”. He has 4 Applications published on the Android Play Store. His areas of interest include IoT, Cloud, SDN & Android


Virendra Gupta, Senior Vice President – Engineering and Business Line Head, Huawei


Virendra Gupta is Senior Vice President – Engineering and Business Line Head – 2012 Labs Business line and Single OSS Business Line in Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Huawei's largest overseas R&D center focused on developing and delivering telecom, enterprise and consumer domain core platforms, products, end-to-end solutions and services for global market.

His business lines are focused on developing products and platforms in the space of big data, IOT, Data Center, Protocols, Database, Storage, ecommerce, OSS, SDN/NFV, Cloud PAAS. Products and platforms developed in his business line are widely deployed with leading enterprises and operators throughout the world. His business line has also filed more than 100 patents in last 4 years.

Virendra has over 27 years of experience in the ICT (IT and communication technology) industry, of which more than 15 years have been with Huawei. He has earlier worked with C-DOT, HP, Hughes Software and Nokia, Finland. Virendra holds an Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics from National Institute of Technology, Jaipur; Masters Degree in Integrated Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; MBA (Marketing) from University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies; M Tech in Computer Science from Dr MGR University, MS in Embedded System Design from Manipal University.


Munir Mohammed, Program Specialist – IEEE Communications Society


Munir Mohammed currently works as Program Specialist - ComSoc & eHealth at IEEE. Munir supports IEEE Communications Society activities and Standards activities relating to eHealth pan India. He has been working with IEEE since 9 years and prior to this, Munir had been working in Software Application development for more than 20 yrs. 


Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Director – Standards & Technology, IEEE-SA
IEEE Senior Member


Sri has been associated with the IEEE-SA and the IEEE India office for the past 4+ years with focus on standards engagements in India and executing the programs on the Emerging Technology programs within the IEEE-SA. In this strategic role, Sri drives standards related initiatives & programs globally across technology sectors which include amongst others IoT, Smart Cities, Sensors, eHealth and VLSI domains, and also to engage Indian engineering community to global IEEE standards development efforts.

Prior to joining IEEE, Sri was associated with Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (formerly Motorola Inc.) for 18 years, managing a global R&D team focused on Electronic Design Automation.

Sri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Madras University, India and a Post Graduation degree in Electrical Communication from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.