About Chapter

Chapter Ambassador

Bhuvan Unhelkar

Bhuvan Unhelkar is a distinguished professional with an expansive career in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). He currently holds prominent roles at several educational institutions, including being a full professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM), adjunct professor at Western Sydney University, Australia, and an honorary professor at Amity University, India.

Dr. Unhelkar is a founder and consultant at MethodScience and PlatiFi, specializing in a range of industrial research interests such as AI and Machine Learning in business optimization, Big Data, and business analysis in Agile contexts. His multifaceted expertise includes Big Data strategies, AI & business optimization, Agile processes, business analysis, software engineering, quality assurance & testing, and mobile business and Green IT, among others.

Having significant industry experience in banking, finance, insurance, government, and telecommunications, Dr. Unhelkar develops and applies industry-specific process maps and transformation approaches. He is an accomplished author with 25 books and numerous executive reports and journal articles to his credit. Dr. Unhelkar is also passionate about mentoring and training professionals, and creating assessment frameworks to support corporate change initiatives.

Recognized for his engaging presentations and workshops, Dr. Unhelkar delivers training courses worldwide that combine real-life examples with interactive Q&A sessions. He has been the recipient of several industry awards, including the IT Writer Award (2010), Consensus IT Professional Award (2006), and Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995).

Dr. Unhelkar earned his PhD in "object orientation" from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has had a fulfilling teaching career, designing and delivering a range of courses across multiple continents. He has also successfully supervised several PhD candidates and published research papers and case studies.

His professional affiliations include fellowships and memberships with prestigious organizations like the Australian Computer Society, IEEE Senior Member, Tampa Chapter, USA, and life memberships with the Computer Society of India and Baroda Management Association. In addition to his academic and professional pursuits, Dr. Unhelkar is involved in several volunteer and mentorship roles.