Speakers Bio & Abstract

 
AJAY SETTY Director - Technology
Mahiti
India

BiographyAjay Setty graduated from prestigious UVCE in Bangalore with Computer Major. In his career spanning two decades, he has worked at various positions in the industry and gained rich domain expertise. He started his career at Infosys Technologies and worked for 11 years in various client facing and delivery roles, both onsite and offshore. He then co-founded a tech startup and managed delivery and operations for over 8 years. Passion for innovative use of technology, process driven approach to problem solving and analytical skills are his key strengths. He was a lead consultant in the team selected to analyse the challenges and inefficiencies in data collation and reporting for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and recommend solutions. He architected a GIS based Technology platform for implementing National Integrated Biological & Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) to generate evidence on prevalence and risk behaviors among HRG and migrants to support planning and prioritization of program efforts at district, state and national levels.Abstract Implementing GIS to generate evidence on HIV prevalenceIn a country as diverse as India, any national program has to encompass the diverse geo-political challenges that come to the fore. GIS based systems provide strong mechanism to generate actionable insights based on multi layer data overlay and analysis. By visualising the impacted areas using sophisticated heat maps and density gradients itís possible to communicate the problems at hand in a clear and concise manner. By overlaying auctioned intervention data over the baseline, the impact assessment teams are able to infer and demonstrate evidence of the impact created over a period of time. In his talk Ajay will suggest ways of doing this and how impact can be measured. He will also highlight emerging opportunities in GeoHealth and how entrepreneurs should position startups for growth and scale.