Sourav Kundu earned a Doctor of Engineering (Dr. Engg. / Ph.D.) from Tokyo Metropolitan University in March of 1996 in the area of Artificial Intelligence application to Non-Linear Control Systems. Sourav has strong and extensive work experience in Control System Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), BFSI Technology, specially in the Insurance domain and has been engaged in a variety of multi-geography Bio-IT, Finance Technology and AI, Accounting Automation, Regional Finance Allocation projects in Technology Leadership Roles with top-level Fortune 100 companies. Sourav also held consulting roles as Lead Histotechnology consultant for Biomedical Process flow design in histopathology laboratories, implementing LIMS and Clinical Trials' related bar-coding, Logistics for sample collection, Gross Room automation and Robotics based Automation using Blockchain, at BioInformatics laboratories at the Hong Kong Science park, including Govitatech Laboratories. Sourav's insurance consulting roles were with multinational insurers like AXA Life Insurance, Cigna International etc., Technology consulting roles with with Sun Microsystems, Citi Group Japan, UBS Japan and Cigna Global Individual (Cigna Corp.) Hong Kong. Sourav, has also taught courses in Business, IT PMO, E-Commerce, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, etc. at universities in Japan, USA, Turkey, Australia, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Singapore and India in addition to various companies in Japan, USA and Hong Kong, Sourav has current overall responsibility for the AI, Blockchain, IoT and Information Technology Platform, Strategy Leadership and overall IT Solution Architecture / Delivery at Knowledge Solutions Group, a global consulting company based in Japan. He is also Honorary Visiting Professor of Industrial Information Technology at Sangyo Gijutsu Daigaku (AIIT, Shinagawa, Japan). Sourav shares his time between learning new technologies, teaching, traveling and spending time with his 12 years old daughter in Hong Kong.