“I love to co-create value”
Tarun is responsible for WT InfoTech’s vision and strategic direction, aligning organizations resources to create innovative Augmented Reality applications. He is also an iOS Developer.
He has over 8 years of IT Consulting experience with MNC’s in India and US. Tarun spent the summer of 2011 at IBM’s Almaden Research Centre in Silicon Valley as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Services Research Group. He has double master’s degree in E-Business & Innovation (09-10) and Digital Innovation (10-11) from Lancaster University, where the seeds of applying AR in museums got planted.
He is the Vice Chairman for the User Experience Special Interest Group at the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals. LinkedIn Twitter
“I love Computer Science”
Rahul conceived the idea of building WAM (World Around Me). He has developed augmented reality based Android mobile applications like WAM and WTI World. He is passionate about coding and problem solving and has experience with various programming languages like C, C++, Java, SQL, Python.
Rahul has background in Electronics Engineering during which he had created a home automation system prototype.He had also developed another Android application called Service Science Info for IBM.
“I love Typography”
Ankit has worked as Art Director with over 4 years of experience in Advertising. He has worked with brands like L’Oreal, Maybelline, Pears, Nerolac Paints, Onida, Neo Sports, Danone, DNA newspaper, Anchor by Panasonic, Quikr.com, Joy Cosmetics and many more.
His campaigns have won many international and national awards including Adfest, Spikes Asia and Goafest. He was the winner of CorelDraw International Design Competition in 2009.
Ankit’s portfolio can be seen at www.ankitdembla.com
“I love Design Strategy”
Sara is a Design Thinker and our Design Consultant. Sara has worked as a Creative Director, a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in design agencies. Sara was also a lecturer in Marketing and business in IADE Instituto de Artes Visuais Design e Marketing, Portugal. Sara is currently pursuing her PhD in Design Management from Lancaster University, UK. She holds an MA in Design and Visual culture as well as a bachelor’s degree in Design and Visual communications from IADE Instituto de Artes Visuais Design e Marketing, Portugal. Twitter LinkedIn
“I like to explore ways of living sustainably.”
Nina manages mobile augmented reality projects with multiple stakeholders involving client, partner, designer, developer & tester.
Nina is a sustainable food systems expert with eight years of international work experience in NGOs, universities and as an independent consultant. Nina directed a research project on organic food supply chains in India, and has published two books on this topic. She regularly speaks at conferences, lectures and workshops on the connections between food choices, the environment and health. Nina has an MA degree in Development Geography from University of Freiburg.
Vivek S has research experience in machine learning, and has worked on the design and implementation of algorithms for applications in
computer vision and image recognition. He has a graduate degree in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and 6 years industry experience.
Vivek has designed hardware and software for multimedia applications. He has designed embedded software for some of the largest selling consumer media products, and has experience with working in interdisciplinary teams involved in hardware/software co-design, testing and rapid prototyping.
Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer is IBM Innovation Champion and Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP). Jim works to align IBM and universities globally for innovation amplification.
Previously, Jim helped to found IBM’s first Service Research group, the global Service Science community, and was founding CTO of IBM’s Venture Capital Relations Group in Silicon Valley. During the 1990’s while at Apple Computer, he was awarded Apple’s Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technology title for his work on next generation learning platforms.
Jim has a PhD in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale, and BS in Physics from MIT. His current research priorities include applying service science to study nested, networked holistic service systems, such as cities and universities. He has more than ninety publications and been awarded nine patents.
Here is Jim’s short Bio and other links about him below. LinkedIn: Jim Spohrer Twitter: @JimSpohrer Slides ISSIP
Stuart Walker is Professor of Sustainable Design and Co-Director of the ImaginationLancaster design research lab at Lancaster University. He spent much of his academic career in Western Canada, where he was Associate Dean in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on design for sustainability; product aesthetics and meaning; practice-based design research and product design that explores and expresses human values and notions of spirituality. In addition to his role at Lancaster University, he is also and Adjunct Professor Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and Visiting Professor of Sustainable Design at Kingston University, UK. More about Stuart here.