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Advisors 2019


Janardan Revuru

Janardan Revuru is JavaScript evangelist and open source contributor. He is a Computer Science Engineer and MBA in Marketing. He has been working on Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Data Protection (DP) management software products at HPE & Dell EMC. He is passionate about web technologies, open source software and agile software development. He has been author and speaker at national and international conferences. He is currently web community evangelist in Microsoft Web Technology Advisory Group and co-organizer of the most popular JavaScript Meetup which has 6000+ members.

Srivathsa NS

Srivathsa NS is an Engineering Director for Stealth™, at Unisys India Technology Centre. He is responsible for providing engineering leadership to development of products related to Network Security and Cloud. He has more than 20 years of development experience in Operating Systems, High Performance Computing, Open Source, Systems Management, Servers, Storage and Security with several leading product companies. Prior to joining Unisys, Srivathsa led engineering teams responsible for Dell’s Systems Management as well as Enterprise Linux on Dell Servers. He was also part of HPC groups in Dell and Sun Microsystems. He started his career at Indian Institute of Science, in their Supercomputer Research Centre. Srivathsa has a Masters in Computer Applications and a MS in Software Systems. He did a Senior Management Program from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC).

He actively participates in the technology community, through keynote talks, panel discussions and as a guest speaker. He is interested in the business and economics of Open Source. He has also helped build careers associated with open source, apart from giving talks on open source careers. He has been one of the advisors to the Open Source India conference between 2010-2013, and again from 2018.

Divyanshu Verma

Divyanshu Verma is Sr. Engineering Manager Intel RnD, Bangalore. He is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Bangalore. Divyanshu has extensively worked in product development organizations and has extensive experience in developing world class enterprise products in technologies such as Linux kernel development, embedded Linux, cyber security, IoT etc. Divyanshu holds 2 patents in the area of memory design and has been speaker at multiple International and National Conferences, such as Linux Symposium Ottawa, OSI Days, IEEE conferences, OpenStack Day etc.

Divyanshu is Vice Chair for Open Connectivity Forum( OCF) India chapter, where he contributed towards bringing standardization in IoT. Divyanshu is a passionate social innovator and he also serves as the Chair Innovation Challenge IEEE, YESIST- 12 Challenge. His current areas of interest are AI/ML, Cyber Security, IoT, Wireless communication etc.

Abhas Abhinav

Abhas is the founder of DeepRoot GNU/Linux, a nineteen-year-old Free Software Business that provides support, services and solutions for Free Software deployments. DeepRoot Linux builds mail servers and clusters, provides hosting & support for a variety of Free Software tools and helps organisations of all sizes choose self-hosting for their infrastructure in general.

As the founder of a hardware development company called Mostly Harmless, Abhas experiments with and builds hackable mechanical keyboards, liberated computers, self-hosted IoT solutions and strategies for using / distributing free software and libre hardware.

Abhas has been a long-time volunteer and participant in the free software community in India. He advises colleges, government / defence organisations, businesses and start-ups on using, building and adopting free software as a “way of life”.

He is the host of the "FreeTalk.Show" - an Indian talk-show about people who are involved with (and care about) Free Software. He shares his thoughts at He sometimes shares his thoughts at

Rohit Rai

Having spend more than 1 1/2 decade working in the Industry and the maximum time spend building Open Source Business for OEM like Red Hat, Novell, EnterpriseDB & MongoDB. He decided to finally take the Entrepreneurial jump and became a Investor and Partner in Unotech Software India Pvt Ltd. The only true Open Source Services and Product company in India. Unotech till date has been serving large Enterprises and has also as part of it's Engineering effort launched 2 new products Felicity - Modern ITSM and only Pink certified Open Source Product in the World and Cymmetri - IDM & SSO which is the only Enterprise Class Open Source product in the IDM and SSO space.

Dhiraj Khare

Dhiraj Khare, is Director of Partners at MongoDB Inc responsible for world wide relationship with Global System Integrators based in India. Dhiraj is a Computer Science graduate and an IIM Bangalore alumnus with more than a decade of experience in & around various Digital Platforms & Open Source Technologies. He has worked in various leadership roles over the past several years, including Sales & Alliances, General Management, Advisor to Digital and Open Source Forums & Start-ups, Customer Advocacy, Product Management etc.

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