Keynote Speakers


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Professor Akhtar Kalam

Professor Akhtar Kalam is a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He has been Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering & Science at Victoria University for 7 years since 1999. He has wide experience in educational institutions and industry across four continents. He has conducted research, provided consultancy and has over three hundred eight publications primarily on power system protection and independent power generation.

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Professor R C Bansal

Professor R C Bansal is a Professor and Group Head (Power) of Electrical Electronics and Computer Engineering in University of Pretoria, Pretoria. His research interests are in the areas of Renewable Energy and Conventional Power Systems which includes wind, PV and hybrid power systems, distributed generation, analysis and control of induction generators (SEIG & DFIG), grid integration of renewable energy, power systems analysis (reactive power/voltage control, stability, faults and protection), Smart Grid, FACTS and power quality.

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Sanjiv Kumar Dhal

Sanjiv is a seasoned sales & marketing specialist with expertise in identifying new business avenues and growing the product portfolios. He is a veteran in the field of electrical products with rich experience in handling extra high voltage (EHV) and low voltage (LV) products. Sanjiv is alumnus of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala from where he has completed his BE followed by PGDBM from SIMS, Pune. Sanjiv is currently engaged with Secure Meters from last 17 years and working in the capacity of Country Head Sales & Marketing – India. His expertise in marketing is with Trade, industries, utilities through consultants, contractors and direct.