Albert J. Mellina

Mr. Mellina has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, executive manager and consultant to the Financial Services Industry. Currently he is a Strategic Advisor to GAVS Technologies, and a Board Member for two Software Companies – L4S Corporation and Data Scava. He co-founded the Gartland and Mellina Group (GMG), a management consulting firm in 2009. As their CEO, Al grew the company to a $25 Million Global Organization with offices in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Canada and London. He led the sale of the firm in May of 2019 to an international consulting company, Sia Partners.

Prior to GMG, he was a Partner at KPMG/BearingPoint for over 12 years where he formulated and managed a global exchange practice; led numerous operational and technological engagements; conducted both IT and Business Strategy workshops; developed and implemented new product offerings for KPMG/BearingPoint’s Alliances Partners such as Avaya; and was the Global Relationship Partner for Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ and Credit Suisse.

As part of the executive management team of both CP Technology and Micrognosis, Al led the sales organizations, built a consulting division and managed the support groups that sold Market Data Distribution Systems to more than 25 Financial Institutions worldwide.

He holds a BS in Physics and an MBA from Iona College. He commenced his career at Grumman Aircraft as a Lunar Module Project Engineer associated with the Apollo Project. From 2008 to 2010 he was an Adjunct Professor of Management at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Engineering.

S Chandra Mouli

Chandra Mouli is a Digital Strategist and a Technology Advisor for Sankara Nethralaya. Until recently, he was their Chief Information & Technology Officer. Assisted by a committed team of technology enthusiasts, he was driving innovation and transformation programs leading to significant enhancement in operational efficiency with predictable outcomes.

His foresight and strategies in enabling secure and trusted infrastructure with multi-cloud capabilities have enabled the adoption of Tele Ophthalmology solutions – the launch of SN Digital services integrating AI with clinical records for improved patient care.

He mentors technology startups and is on the Advisory Board of a few companies. As a technology evangelist, he champions the cause of digital adoption in various forums. He has over 35 plus years of industry experience and had been part of the management team member of global technology companies.

Nandan Sudarsanam

Nandan Sudarsanam is a faculty member in the Department of Management Studies and a core member of the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI) at IIT Madras. He earned his PhD from the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, following which, he worked as a quantitative researcher for five years at a high-frequency algorithmic trading firm in New York.  His research and work experience focuses on applications of experimentation, machine learning and the abstraction of data to models and algorithms. This spans data and problems across different domains, including but not limited to finance, urban mobility, digital platforms, civic services, and criminology. He publishes in premier machine learning  conferences as well as peer-reviewed journals in engineering and applied statistics.

Joe Makoid

Joe Makoid is a dynamic leader of innovative information technology ventures. Joe focuses on business development and strategic partnerships with premier technology companies such as Dell, Acer, IBM, and Lenovo to help drive sales growth.

His previous IT industry background includes leadership positions at Siemens Nixdorf, BusTech, Data Center Direct, MSPI, Tarantella, and Devon IT. In 2013 Joe co-founded and orchestrated a divestiture of HiveIO, Inc. from one of the world’s largest financial institutions.  In 2017 he spearheaded HiveIO’s efforts to acquire Atlantis Computing assets. In 2017-18 Joe co-founded Cloud Therapeutics Inc., a medical technology company and MakTrax, Inc., a strategic investment and business development firm. Joe sits on the board of directors of several technology companies. In 2005 he was inducted into the Villanova University Athletics Hall of Fame.

William B. Aimetti

Bill Aimetti is an acknowledged leader in the BFS industry as well as in Capital Markets. He is a Regent at Seton Hall University and has been Advisor to international IT companies. He has an extensive background in developing people, increasing corporate efficiencies, lowering operating costs, increasing product offerings, lowering risk profile while stimulating overall growth and quality.

In his previous engagements, Bill has served as President and Chief Operating Officer at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation(DTCC) in 2007 and was a member of DTCC’s board of Directors. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of DTCC subsidiaries, NSCC and DTC.

Bill was also associated with Nomura Holdings America, Inc./Nomura Securities International, Inc., as the Executive Managing Director – Operations, Technology and Corporate Services, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nomura International Trust Company, as Chief Operating Officer of Wall Street Clearing Corporation and as the Group Head for the Securities Services Group at Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition, Aimetti has chaired the Securities Operations Division of the SIA (now SIFMA), and served on the board of CEDEL (now Clearstream).

Bill holds a B.A. from Seton Hall University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Steve Anderman

Mr.Anderman was the COO of Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center until 2014.He joined the hospital’s executive staff in July 1998. Mr. Anderman has a public service career with the New York State Department of Health, spanning over 20 years. He was the Deputy Director with the Health Care Financing Program for New York State for over 13 years.He has an M.S. and an MBA in Health Administration from Union College in Schenectady, New York and a B.S. from SUNY College at Potsdam, New York.