iCodeHack 2016 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Tassu Shervani
Dr. Shervani is the Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Endowed Professor at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas. He is also a consultant in the areas of global strategy and organization, shareholder value, business models, innovation, and business development. His clients are from the telecommunications, financial services, technology, consumer, manufacturing, healthcare, private equity, and energy sectors. He has also taught executive education programs at Duke University, Emory University, and The University of Texas at Austin.


Abhi Ingle
Mr. Ingle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, consulting, data, mobility applications and innovative solutions. He has been with AT&T for more than 10 years. In his current role as senior vice president of distribution and channel marketing, he is responsible for all sales facing communications, execution of programs, customer advisory councils, digital channels and sales overlays focused on advanced solutions and security.
Mr. Ingle is a regularly featured speaker and panelist at many innovation, mobility and industry specific conferences. He has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a BA with high honors in Computer Science and Mathematics from Oberlin College.


Abid Abedi
Abid Abedi is an entrepreneur with more than 15 startups in technology, wireless services, IT consulting, staffing services, real estate development and education in the United States, Europe and Asia. Outside of the office, Abedi has served on the Board of Directors for eight organizations and won a number of personal awards including EY Entrepreneur of the Year and the Award of Business Excellence from the National U.S. Pan Asian-American Chamber of Commerce. Every year Abedi speaks at a number of national and regional events on business growth topics, entrepreneurism and information technology solutions.


Dr. Hasan Pirkul
Dr. Pirkul is the Dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UTD. During the last 15 years, Dean Hasan Pirkul has transformed the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas into one of the nation’s foremost public business schools through his leadership and guidance. The school’s academic programs are now ranked by BusinessWeek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report. Among public business schools, two SOM programs (Professional MBA and Executive MBA) are ranked in the top 10 by BusinessWeek. Dr. Pirkul helped create the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™, a benchmark of faculty research output in leading peer-reviewed journals.The school has steadily climbed in those rankings, moving from 40th in 2005 to 16th worldwide in 2011.