Emilio Rigamonti

Asia Pacific Market Development Manager | Solar Turbine

Emilio Rigamonti is the Asia Pacific Market Development Manager for Solar Turbines, based in Singapore.

Emilio is working in developing different applications related to heat and power generation with specific focus on energy efficiency, smart technologies and sustainability.

His passion for energy efficiency solutions involved him in several projects in different continents, promoting sustainable energy solutions.

He has been a keynote speaker in Energy related conferences worldwide, participating as guest to different forum discussions.

Previously, Emilio worked as Proposal Manager at ABB, as Project Engineer at Alstom Power and as a Process Engineer at Foster Wheeler.

With more than 20 years of experience in the energy business, Emilio’s focus is to connect technology providers, business partners, investors and developers to create innovative solutions to support the future energy transformations.

Emilio holds an Executive MBA from Rutgers University (USA) and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Politecnico of Milan (Italy).

N. K. Jain

Owner | N.K. Jain Consulting Engineers

Mr. N. K. Jain holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from BITS, Pilani (1972) and Master’s Degree from IIT, Mumbai (1973). He is a Life Member of Indian Nuclear Society and Fellow Life Member of Consulting Electrical Engineers Association of Maharastra, India (CEEMA). He was one of the founder member of CEEMA and has served as its Vice President in the past.

He has professional work experience of more than 47 years in designing, installation, testing and commissioning of Electrical Distribution Systems and other utility services for industrial, commercial and IT facilities.

He is running his own design consultancy firm by the name of N. K. Jain Consulting Engineers in Mumbai and has successfully designed and  executed more than 500 projects comprising of IT facilities. Presently he is working as Lead Engineering Consultant to many hyper scale Co-Lo Data Centers and guiding end-to-end from concept to commissioning.

Prior to starting his own consultancy firm, he has worked with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for 25 years. He is widely travelled internationally.

Manish Gokhale

Director Business Development | Schneider Electric

Manish Gokhale works with Schneider Electric and comes with a rich 25 years of demonstrated expertise in areas of Business Development, Service Operations and Solution sales to the Datacenter, Industrial and Commercial Buildings Industry. He has firsthand experience of interacting and providing solutions for the IT & Facility wide solutions. He specializes in Critical Physical Infrastructure solutions which includes, power, cooling, racks and monitoring. He is currently the Director–Business Development for 3 PH UPS products and is responsible for the India, EAJ, MEA, SAM & CIS regions.

He is responsible for growing and sustaining the Business in the specific Activities: both as individual activities / products but also as integrated solutions.

He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Foreign trade and holds a Degree of Engineering specializing in Power Electronics.


Ashish Dandekar

Council Member | Gerson Lehrman Group

Ashish Dandekar (AD) has 30+ years of Industry experience, 20 years in consulting and is presently a Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group, USA. He is currently advising an NBFC and in the past provided technology advisory services to one of the largest private Bank for 6 years. His major focus is on transitioning efficiency through improved governance, risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery & resilience.

Prior to plunging into Advisory services, AD was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at National Stock Exchange of India Ltd’s Group company- Power Exchange India Limited. He was responsible for managing Corporate Information Technology, Energy Market Business Operations & Exchange Product development. In senior leadership positions, AD has also served other large organisations such as Capgemini Consulting, National Stock Exchange and Tata Electric Companies. Over the last 10+ years, as an independent consultant, he has provided advisory services to large organisations such as Unique Identification Authority of India, The Clearing Corporation of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, National Stock Exchange, NSE.IT, Tata Capital Ltd, etc. AD’s professional domains include Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery planning, Data Centre strategies incl. planning & design, Information Security Management, IT Risks Assessments, Networks, Enterprise Backups, Power Systems Telecom, Power Markets & related technologies. He was the member of the core tech team of Tata Group in 1997 which strategized the entry of the Tata’s into Telecom business.


Khan Muhammad Fuad Bin Enayet

Assistant General Manager |  Felicity IDC Limited

Khan Muhammad Fuad Bin Enayet (or simply, Fuad Enayet) has been working in Felicity IDC Limited since March, 2019 (Internet Data Centre), prior to his spell in Fiber@Home Limited from February, 2016 to February, 2019 (Network Service Provider). He has been an ex-officio for Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (ICT Regulator in Bangladesh), from August, 2008 to January, 2016; prior to his short-term tenures with RAK Pharmaceuticals. He is an active ICT Professional since early 2008. He can professionally communicate in Bangla and English with basic skills of French. And, a common face in APNIC, saNOG, bdNOG, ITU and APT events.

 He has completed his Master of Science in Communication Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Development Planning and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Apart from the academic credentials, he has completed few professional certification on Data Centre Facility (i.e. CDCE, CTIA, ATD, CDFOM, CDMS) and other ICT related tracks. He is a member of bdNOG, ISOC (Bangladesh Chapter), IEB and ITU (TIES)

Prakash Chandra Lohia

Senior Vice President | Reliance Industries

Mr Prakash Chandra Lohia is a Mechanical engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani (India). He has 45 years of experience and currently working as Senior Vice President (Power & Utility) in Reliance Industries Limited. He has handled various projects for Refinery, Petrochemical, synthetic filament, Internet Data Centre, Telecommunication and infrastructure projects. He is instrumental in getting Hall of Fame -2018 for RCP Building-22, Platinum certification for Reliance corporate park , Emerson CUP-2015 Excellence Award, National Energy Conservation Award for DAKC . He has given a presentation on “Energy Management, Saving and Benchmarking in BTS” at Rome in Intelec -2007 &’Energy Management & Performance Improvement Telecom Server “at Turin -2018. He has also given presentations in Acrex -2004 & 2007. He is also Chairman of Cooling group for Data Centre ECBC committee.

Rakesh Singh

Director – Business Development | Schneider Electric

Rakesh Singh is a Director – Business Development, Application, and Tendering for India and SARC in the Secure Power Division of Schneider Electric’s Energy Management Business. In this position, Rakesh is responsible for Data Center System and Home & Business Network’s Product Offers, Business Development, Application Engineering, and Tendering Support for Greater India Zone.

He closely works with customers, specifiers, IT Channel, and ET Channel for product technical and commercial positioning to promote Schneider Electric’s offer portfolio. Rakesh has extensive knowledge and decades of experience in the Critical Power & Cooling Industry.

Rakesh is joined APC by Schneider Electric in 2000 and has been with the organization through its transition with Schneider Electric acquisition in 2006. He has held several leadership roles in Service Operation, Technical Support, Application Engineering, Offer Marketing, Pre-Sales, and Business Development.

Rakesh is an Electronics and Electrical Engineer from the Insititute of Engineering, Kolkata, and a Certified Data Center Professional.