A.N Venugopal

A.N Venugopal

President, RMZ Foundation

Venugopal has extensive experience of over 35 years mainly in the real estate industry, in project development of commercial, residential, hospitality and mixed use projects in India. 
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Abhijit Bose

Abhijit Bose

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, EZETAP

Abhijit is CEO and Co-Founder of Ezetap, which was started in 2011 to help merchants leapfrog India’s cash economy by using mobile solutions built on next generation web technology. The Ezetap platform allows merchants to become a banking service point and accept any type of electronic payment through a mobile handset or tablet. Abhijit has over 20 years of experience in building and launching mobile and software products, and Ezetap is the third mobile product he has launched in India.  Previous experience includes leadership positions at ngpay (acquired by Flipkart) and Siebel Systems. Abhijit has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Abhinav Pathak

Abhinav Pathak

Perpule, CEO

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Aditi Avasthi

Aditi Avasthi

Founder and CEO, Embibe

Aditi Avasthi is the founder and CEO at Embibe - an edtech platform leveraging deep tech and data science to personalise education delivery across markets. In her quest to maximise learning outcomes for every student, Aditi has spearheaded the company’s evolution into the world's leading artificial intelligence platform for education with numerous inventions and patents to create tangible impact on student learning. Before Embibe, Aditi has held global positions including heading the mobile banking product for Barclays Africa, leading tech corporate development for Barclays' mobile commerce launch in the US and leading new business sales for TCS in the UK.
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Advait Gupt

Advait Gupt

Managing Partner, Supari Studios

Advait is the co-founder & Managing Partner at Supari Studios. In late 2012, at the age of 26, Advait quit his job as an investment analyst at a VC firm to join hands with his younger brother Akshat to pursue opportunities in the emerging digital content space and set up Supari Studios. With a strong focus on online  video, Supari has developed a body of work that ranges from interactive video content to immersive virtual reality experiences. Advait is currently focussed on growing the company's capabilities across three primary functions - original content, branded online video and new media technology.
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Alina Shkolnikov

Alina Shkolnikov

Global iCoach Program Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Amit Goyal

Amit Goyal

Country Head, edX

Amit heads the India business for edX - world's largest open-source free learning platform founded by MIT and Haarvard University. edX is not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide free online access to high quality education for everyone. 
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Amit Lodha

Amit Lodha

Inspector General of Police

Amit Lodha is a 1998-batch IPS officer of the Bihar cadre. He is presently the Deputy Inspector General of the Border Security Force, posted in Jaisalmer. He has been honoured with the Excellent Contribution Award for successfully initiating a police-public partnership for better policing in Bihar's Nalanda district during his tenure as the superintendent of police there.
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Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI AAYOG

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI), is a Government of India initiative that aims to catalyze India’s developmental process; creating an enabling environment through partnerships, think tanks and information sharing through cooperative federalism.
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Andra Keay

Andra Keay

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, non-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also founder of Robot Launch global startup competition and a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators, thinktanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robots and AI. 
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Aneesh Vidyashankar

Aneesh Vidyashankar

Wireless Walking Violinist

Once a prodigy on the violin Dr.Aneesh Vidyashankar is hailed as India’s most melodious infusion violinist. A Qualified architect, he is creative mastermind in designs.
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Anil Nanduri

Anil Nanduri

VP, GM Drone Group - Intel Corporation

Anil Nanduri is Vice President in the New Technology Group and General Manager of the UAV segment at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for establishing Intel’s unmanned aviation systems business and pursuing opportunities for growth in this segment. This group provides ingredients and end to end systems for the drone ecosystem. Additionally, this group has been developing innovative new usages such as the Drone 100 aerial light show and providing technology to Volocopter, a person carrying drone copter. He also served on the FAA’s Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee.
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Ankit Durga

Ankit Durga

Co-Founder and COO, Leap Skills Academy Pvt Ltd

Ankit is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Leap Skills. He is the driving force behind the innovation and technology based approach at Leap. As an impact oriented skill-development organisation, Leap mentors' train and provide employment opportunities to students, unemployed youth and existing workforce through technology and classroom training. Over the last 4 years, Leap has trained over 6000 learners across 11 states in India through various programs and workshops.
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Anuradha Acharya

Anuradha Acharya

Founder & CEO, Mapmygenome

Anuradha Acharya is the founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a molecular diagnostics company that offers personalized health solutions based on genetic tests. She is currently serving as a governing board member at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and is a governing board member at both the National Institute for Biomedical Genomics and the Association of Biotech Led Enterprises. Anuradha has received numerous accolades such as the “Young Global Leader” award by the World Economic Forum, Biospectrum’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” and Red Herring Magazine's “25 Tech Titans under 35", to name a few.
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Asha Jadeja

Asha Jadeja

Founder, Dot Edu Ventures

After investing in about 75 technology companies as a venture capitalist, Asha is currently a top Silicon Valley angel investor, social entrepreneur, global philanthropist, speaker, a mentor to Stanford entrepreneurs, and mom to her two daughters. She lives in Palo Alto and New York. 
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BVR Mohan Reddy

BVR Mohan Reddy

Founder and Executive Chairman, Cyient

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Devi Murthy

Devi Murthy

Founder & CEO, Simple Farm Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Devi Murthy returned to India to work on her family business of sheet metal fabrications after graduation from Drexel University in 2008. She led product development and the business development teams selling to the likes of Ashok Leyland, with over 200 products under her belt over a stint of 4 years. The desire to build a company that impacts the bottom of the pyramid by creating value was sparked during an entrepreneurship program at IIM Bangalore.
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Dia Bhupal

Dia Bhupal

Artist, Dia Mehta Bhupal Studio

Dia Mehta Bhupal originally from Mumbai, now works and practices in Hyderabad, India. Educated at The Parsons School of Design in New York, she holds a BFA in Photography. Prior to enrolling at Parsons, Dia completed her foundation studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. During her time at both Parsons and St. Martins, Dia has focused extensively on photography, with a particular emphasis on redefining everyday images as commonly interpreted by society. Dia creates fine art photography, primarily working with the constructed image.
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Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant

Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant

Classical Dancer

Ananda inhabits the worlds of administration, academics, and arts, straddling them with equal ease. Celebrated as one of India's most eminent classical dancer, choreographer and scholar. Ananda's artistic body of work, spans mythologies and abstraction, historical chronicles, and women studies, poetry abstraction, philosophy and humour. 
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Dr. Anthony Vipin Das

Dr. Anthony Vipin Das

Associate Director, L.V Prasad Eye Institute

Anthony is an ophthalmologist by passion, an innovator by choice and a maker by evolution. His specific interests include Ocular Trauma, Community Ophthalmology and is pursuing research in the field of Whole Eyeball Transplantation. He is an Associate Director & Consultant Ophthalmologist at LVPEI and Chief Architect of eyeSmart EMR, a revolutionary Electronic Medical Record and Hospital Management System developed in-house at LVPEI and has checked in over 4 Million consultations. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow. 
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Dr. Gopichand Katragadda

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda

Group CTO & Innovation Head, Tata Sons

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Group CTO and Innovation Head for Tata Sons. In this role, Gopi drives technology and innovation for the Tata Conglomerate leveraging cross-company synergies. He is a director on the boards of Tata Elxsi, Tata Communications, Tata Teleservices, Tata Autocomp Systems and Flisom AG. 
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Dr. Kalyan Veeramachaneni

Dr. Kalyan Veeramachaneni

Principal Research Scientist, MIT

Dr. Kalyan Veeramachaneni is a Principal Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Information and Decision System (LIDS) at MIT. He directs a research group called Data to AI in the new MIT Institute for Data Systems and Society(IDSS). Kalyan believes that artifical intelligence and machine learning can have a powerful impact in a variety of societal arenas, from education and public health to transportation and e-commerce. His group aims to solve the foundational issues currently preventing these techniques from reaching their full potential, and their recent work focuses on making human interactions with data seamless and efficient. 
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Dr. P. Raghu Ram

Dr. P. Raghu Ram

Director , KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases

Amongst the foremost surgeons from South Asia, Dr. P. Raghu Ram was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri by Hon'ble President of India in 2015 making him the youngest surgeon ever from South India, and equally, one of the youngest doctors from India to have received one of the highest civilian awards of the land. He also achieved the rare distinction to become the youngest surgeon ever from Telangana & Andhra Pradesh to have been conferred the coveted Dr. B.C Roy National Award by Hon'ble President of India for the year 2016 in recognition of his ‘Outstanding service for Socio medical Relief’. 
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Dr. Suhas G.Kshirsagar

Dr. Suhas G.Kshirsagar

Director, Ayurvedic Healing Inc.

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayurveda) is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and educator from India, the director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic in Northern California, and a best selling author of The Hot Belly Diet. He holds a B.A. in Ayurvedic medicine and completed a three-year residency as an M.D. (doctorate in Ayurvedic internal medicine)with a gold medal at the prestigious Pune University. He is an advisor and consultant at the Chopra Center and a faculty member at several Ayurvedic institutions. He is an acclaimed motivational speaker, formulator and researcher. He has been featured on numerous radio and television shows like NBC, Dr. OZ show and many others.
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Farid Ahsan

Farid Ahsan

CEO, ShareChat

Farid is the Co-Founder of ShareChat, India's homegrown social network, and also the leading local language platform of India. He has a Bachelor's degree from the IIT, Kanpur (2014). 
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Gadhadar Reddy

Gadhadar Reddy

CEO, NoPo Nanotechnologies India Pvt. Ltd

Gadhadar has been passionate about space since childhood. He pursued this interest by attending summer schools  about  Space and also received an Honors Diploma in Space Sciences. In these courses, he learned Quantum Physics to explain stability and evolution of stars. This coupled with a burning desire to build stuff led him to Nanotechnology. The poster child of Nanotechnology for Space Applications being Carbon Nanotubes. 
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Gary Mao

Gary Mao

CEO, Toto Express

Gary is the co-founder of TOTO Express, an organization that seeks to redefine the way artisans monetize their work by digitizing the entire value chain. TOTO Express builds tools to allow artisans to take full control of how their art gets used, determine how they get paid, and simplify the movement of goods. But prior to TOTO Express, Gary has built a variety of ventures from food businesses in the US and China, to tearing apart old buses in India to create mobile classrooms. There were many failures along the way, but Gary has lived to tell the tale. 
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Hari Thalapalli

Hari Thalapalli

CEO, CallHealth Services Pvt. Ltd.

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Hendrik Halbe

Hendrik Halbe

Co-Founder, Get in the Ring

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Jasminder Gulati

Jasminder Gulati

Co-Founder and CEO, NowFloats

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Jay Krishnan

Jay Krishnan

CEO, T-Hub

"A passionate entrepreneur, thinker-doer, who believes in turning ideas into reality"
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Jayesh Ranjan

Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Informat

Jayesh Ranjan is the Principal Secretary of the Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana Government. His assignment involves developing policy frameworks, attracting new investments, identifying opportunities of utilizing IT in various government processes, and promoting digital empowerment of the citizens. His last few assignments have been in the Industrial Promotion sector as Commissioner and MD of the Industries Department, Secratary in the Tourism Promorion Department, and Vice Chairman of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) all for 2-3 years each and various rural assignments in different parts of the state for over 12 years, working in diverse sectors like Tribal Development, Natural Resources Management, Poverty Alleviation, and other related Social Development Sectors. 
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Joi Barua

Joi Barua

Musician

Joi Barua is a musician from Assam, India who fell in love with music at the age of four, after his father gifted him a violin. Growing up, his town had one piano and no music teachers, and his father had to cross the border and get him a keyboard from Bhutan. Since then, Joi has been making waves in the advertising, music, and film circuit in Mumbai with his musical stylings and melodious voice. He is also the lead vocalist of the band Joi and has a mixed musical style incorporating elements of rock, soul, jazz, folk and world music.
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Judith Amores Fernandez

Judith Amores Fernandez

Research Assistant and PhD Student, MIT Media Lab

Judith is a Ph.D student and Research Assistant in the Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT MediaLab. She graduated from MIT with a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences, she helped run VR/AR at MIT as a co-president. She holds a Multimedia Engineering degree from LaSelle University, Barcelona, Spain and has a Computer Science background, design focused on UX, UI and filming.
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K. T. Rama Rao

K. T. Rama Rao

ITEC MINISTER

Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, is the current Cabinet Minister in the Government of Telangana. Popularly referred to as KTR, K.T. Rama Rao comes from a family of politicians, his father being the founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. KTR holds dual masters degrees in biochemistry and business management from CUNY. He represented his party and directed his efforts in convincing India's Central Government to pass the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act in 2014. Under his leadership top corporations such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Uber, have set up their largest bases outside the US in Hyderabad.
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Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Kailash Satyarthi is a human rights activist from India who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitation since 1980. He founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) as the first people’s movement for social justice, equity, and education for all children in India. In the last 37 years his efforts have resulted in the rescue of over 86,000 children and adults from child labour, trafficking and other exploitative situations in India.
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Karthik Reddy

Karthik Reddy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Blume Ventures

Karthik Reddy is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Blume Ventures, one of India's leading early stage Venture funds. Blume focusses on seed to Pre-Series A stages of funding and has made over a 100 investments across its 7 year history.  
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Lakshmi Pratury

Lakshmi Pratury

Founder, Host , Curator

Lakshmi Pratury brought TED to India in 2009, when the first TEDIndia conference was held in Mysore. In December 2010, she curated and hosted the first INK Conference, in association with TED, which carried forward the momentum created by TEDIndia. Lakshmi Pratury brings with her a varied and rich experience that spans for-profit enterprises, venture capital and nonprofit organizations. Featured in the list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ by Forbes Asia in 2010, Lakshmi has traversed an incredible distance professionally.
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Lux Rao

Lux Rao

Director & Leader - Digital Transformation, Cisco

Lux Rao has spent over 25 years in the industry, taking on roles like Sales & Marketing, Branding and Communications, Channel & Product Management, Product Support, Pre-sales, Competency Development and Customer Service. He has contributed extensively in developing new services, value-proposition and transforming programs into business lines. 
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Maren Lesche

Maren Lesche

Founding Partner, YourStory Germany

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Miki Uchida

Miki Uchida

Director, 01Booster

Miki is Director of 01Booster (Zero One Booster), top accelerator of Japan. Miki is passionate about 01Booster's vision, 'helping Japan make businesses that may impact the world. 
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Nishith Desai

Nishith Desai

Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

Nishith Desai is the founder of the research-based strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates with offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley, Bangalore, Singapore, Mumbai – BKC, New Delhi, Munich and New York.
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Nitesh Jangir

Nitesh Jangir

Co-Founder, Coeo Labs

Nitesh K. Jangir is a co-founder of Coeo Labs, a medical device company solving unmet clinical needs in the field of emergency and critical care. VAPCare is one of the products which he has developed at Coeo. VAPCare is a patented device to reduce chances of contracting ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a fatal lung infection which kills more than 250,000 patients in India alone. His work has won many awards including MassChallenge Boston, Millennium Alliance, 3M Young Innovators Award, ASME I-Show, American College of Cardiology, 1776, Tata Social Enterprise Challenge etc. 
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Nivruti Rai

Nivruti Rai

General Manager - Intel India

Nivruti Rai is vice president in the Data Center Group (DCG) and general manager of Intel India at Intel Corporation. Based in Bengaluru, she provides overall engineering and business unit leadership and leads operations for the site, driving innovation, cross-group efficiencies and execution for engineering teams delivering global products and roadmaps. She also leads engagements with national and local governments and policymakers, as well as collaboration with ecosystem players to enable innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Pooja Dhingra

Pooja Dhingra

Founder, Le15 Patisserie Pvt. Ltd.

Pooja Dhingra is the founder of Le15 Patisserie and Studio Fifteen Culinary Centre in Mumbai. Pooja has also opened her first cafe at Colaba in 2016 called Le15 Cafe in collaboration with a culinary school friend called Pablito Naranjo. Armed with a degree in hospitality from Cesaz Ritz College, Switzerland and a Patisserie Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu. Pooja returned home with the single goal of creating Parisian styled culinary experiences in India.
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Prabhat Labh

Prabhat Labh

CEO, Grameen Foundation India

Prabhat Labh is an international development expert with over two decades of experience in leading programs and initiatives across Asia, Africa and North America. Prabhat brings deep domain knowledge in financial inclusion, enterprise development and livelihoods sectors. 
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Prakash Mallya

Prakash Mallya

Managing Director – Sales and Marketing Group – Intel In

Prakash Mallya is responsible for developing new growth areas in the region. He was most recently the Director for Intel Asia’s Data Center Group, and managed the region’s data center strategy for cloud service providers, communications service providers, enterprise and government infrastructure, spanning server, storage, and network solutions. Prior to that, Prakash was the Managing Director of Southeast Asia at Intel where he led all of Intel’s sales, marketing and the enablement of Intel products across Southeast Asia, one of the world’s most dynamic markets for computing technology. Besides achieving strong business results, under his stewardship, Southeast Asia team won the Global ECOC Award for exemplary leadership in Ethics and Compliance.
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Prakash Bodla

Prakash Bodla

Vice President Engineering & Center Head, UTC

Prakash is a business focused technology executive with 21 years of international experience. He has built multidisciplinary engineering teams and grown business operations in Fortune 500 companies. He has a strong background in Product engineering, IT & Operational Excellence. Excelled in matrix leadership role, he has steered the organizations for product innovation and strong performance ethics & integrity. He has worked in US for 9+ years and has many International Publications t his name.
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Prasad Vanga

Prasad Vanga

Founder and CEO, Anthill

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Prerna Sharma

Prerna Sharma

Assistant Professor, India Institute of Science

Prerna Sharma is a scientist and Assistant Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. She is an experimentalist in the area of soft matter and biophysics. She studied at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai for a Ph.D degree and followed that up with a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at Brandeis University, USA.
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R. Madhavan

R. Madhavan

Actor

R. Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer and film producer. He has received three Filmfare Awards and an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards along with recognition and nominations from other organisations. He has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able to achieve pan-Indian appeal, having appeared in films from seven different languages.
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Radha Basu

Radha Basu

Entrepreneur and Mentor

Radha Basu is widely recognized as a leading technology entrepreneur and mentor, and as a pioneer in the Indian software business. Radha grew Hewlett Packard’s electronic software division from ground zero into a $1.2 billion business. She then held the position of Chairman and CEO of Support.com, a Nasdaq-listed company. Radha and her husband subsequently launched Anudip Foundation to generate livelihoods for India’s unemployed and marginalized youth through digital and workplace skills development. 
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Raghu Gullapalli

Raghu Gullapalli

Executive Director, L.V Prasad Eye Institute

Raghu is the Executive Director of Emerging Technologies for L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and the newly founded, LVP Eye Innovations Lab.  He is the project leader for the pipeline of products and solutions being created in the Center for Technology, Center for Ophthalmic Engineering and Center for Regenerative Medicine.
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Rajesh Raju

Rajesh Raju

Managing Director, Kalaari Capital

Rajesh is a pioneer in investing in direct-to-consumer companies in India. His investment interests span consumer categories in retail, education and mobile. Rajesh returned from the US in 2006, drawn by the immense potential that India presents for entrepreneurs in reshaping the country. He has been a part of the startup ecosystem ever since. 
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Raju Reddy

Raju Reddy

Founder & CEO of Sierra Atlantic

Raju is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Atlantic, a company that grew to be a best-in-class global services company over a period of 17 years. Under his leadership, Sierra Atlantic grew from a startup to over 2400 employees with operations in several countries and was consistently ranked amongst the best managed companies including the top 75 most admired companies in Silicon Valley, Top 25 great places to work in India and Top 10 best employers in South China.

Sierra Atlantic was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in December 2010 and it is the largest ever acquisition by Hitachi Consulting to date. Prior to founding Sierra Atlantic in 1993, Raju spent 10 years at Intel in software development, marketing, and general management. Raju currently serves on the board of Hitachi Consulting and GharPay, a fast growing consumer internet company based in India.

Raju is active in not-for-profit initiatives and is currently Chairman of BITSAA Intl, the alumni body of BITS Pilani, India’s #1 private university. He enjoys working with young entrepreneurs in a mentorship role and was instrumental in starting the TiE Chapter in Hyderabad. Raju also serves on the Board of India community center in Milpitas, CA. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Puente, a Wharton School non-profit program which helped under privileged communities worldwide gain access to technology. He also co-founded SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) in 1987.

Raju holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.
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Rama Iyer

Rama Iyer

Sr. Vice President - Innovation and Strategic Alliances , T-

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Raman V Kumar

Raman V Kumar

Chairman, CASHe

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Ravi Mantha

Ravi Mantha

Angel Investor and Wellness Coach

Ravi Mantha is one of India's more prolific Angel Investors, with investments in several startups that he also actively helps with capital raising and business strategy. Ravi also has a very high-end and niche wellness advisory practice based in London and Mumbai. He is highly recommended as one of India's leading nutritional and wellness experts, and is author of two best-selling books on these topics. 
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Rohit Pandharkar

Rohit Pandharkar

Head of Data Science, Mahindra Rise

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Saad Nasser

Saad Nasser

Co-founder, Ati Motors

Saad is an engineering prodigy who dropped out from school at age 10 to pursue his own education. He has recently turned 15 and handles technology at Ati where he works across autonomy, power electronics and vehicle design. He has been doing online courses since the age of 10 and completed numerous MOOC’s on edX, Coursera, and Udacity.
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Samir Sood

Samir Sood

Founder, Venture Highway

Samir Sood is founder of Venture Highway. In addition, Samir has helped grow and diversify India Forge, a family run auto parts manufacturing business. Prior to this, Samir was the Head of South Asia, Australia - M&A and Investments for Google Inc., and in that capacity, he has led Google’s investments in several first time seed stage funds in India: Erasmic Venture Fund (Accel India), SONG (Soros, Omydiar, Google Fund), Seedfund, and Ventureast TeNet Fund II. Additionally, Samir was part of the team that coordinated the $750 million acquisition of AdMob.
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Sandith Thandasherry

Sandith Thandasherry

CEO, NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats

Sandith is the chief naval architect and Founder of NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats that aims to make water transport more efficient. His team has built India's first solar ferry, a 75 pax boat efficient, powered by the sun with no fuel on board. Sandith has completed MU graduation in Naval architecture from IIT Madras in 1999. After working in Gujarat and leading shipyards in South Korea, he completed MBA from INSEAD, France.
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Sanjay Swamy

Sanjay Swamy

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Prime

Sanjay Swamy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Prime (previously AngelPrime) a seed-stage VC firm based out of Bangalore. Sanjay leads the charge on helping shape companies that have a specific focus on mobile applications, banking, financial services and mobile payments, with a firm philosophy of partnering with banks and financial institutions. 
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Sanjay Podder

Sanjay Podder

Eisenhower Fellow and MD, Accenture Labs India

Sanjay is an Eisenhower Fellow and Managing Director at Accenture Labs India. He is responsible for driving software engineering, R&D and leads the company’s Technology4Good program.  Sanjay is passionate about using the combinatorial power of technology for building a more inclusive and sustainable world. He believes that as a software engineering researcher, he can solve some of the greatest challenges facing mankind with data science, digital and design thinking. 
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Sanket Avlani

Sanket Avlani

Curator, Taxi Fabric

Sanket Avlani is the curator at Taxi Fabric and Design Fabric. Taxi Fabric is a globally acknowledged platform for Indian designers and its collaborations feature in international productions like Coldplay's 'Hymn for the Weekend' music video and CNN's 'Great Big Story'.
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Sarath Naru

Sarath Naru

Managing Partner, Ventureeast

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Sarvesh Shashi

Sarvesh Shashi

FOUNDER, ZORBA, CO-FOUNDER, TAKE OFF

Sarvesh Shashi at an early age, decided to stop running and start living when he looked at the world around him and it depended more on materialistic gains. At 17, he met his Guru, who introduced him to the discipline of Yoga and inspired him to seek enlightenment from within. In 2013, this reformed Yogi, started Zorba, India's largest chain of yoga studios and went on to become the nation's youngest CEO in the fitness sector. 
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Sashi Reddy

Sashi Reddy

Founder & Managing Partner, SRI Capital

Sashi is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader. He founded 4 start-ups over the last 20 years. His last company AppLabs, a software testing firm with 2,500 employees, was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC).
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Sateesh Andra

Sateesh Andra

Managing Partner, Endiya Partners

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Shayamal Vallabhjee

Shayamal Vallabhjee

EQ Consultant & Sports Scientist

Shayamal Vallabhjee has over 12 years of experience in the sports industry, working with the world's best creatives, personalities and industrialists. Some include: the South African High Performance Cricket Team, Indian National Cricket Team, Indian Olympic Association, and many others. He has authored 5 books on sports science and motivation. Also, Shayamal is the director of Speed Kids -- a program that caters to the bio-mechanical gross motor development of children between the age of 3-8 years. 
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Sheelika Ravishankar

Sheelika Ravishankar

People Lead at Team Indus, Google Lunar XPRIZE

Sheelika has nearly two decades of experience building and managing high performance human capital organizations both as an executive and an entrepreneur. At Team Indus, India's only entry to Google Lunar XPRIZE, she enables the people organization and facilitates a culture of collaborative innovation and execution.
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Shekar Naik

Shekar Naik

Mentor, Indian Blind Cricket Team

Shekar Naik was born completely blind to an economically weak family in Shimoga, who couldn't afford even an eye check up. When he was 8, he underwent surgery with the help of a health check-up camp organized in his village, and managed to regain sight in one of his eyes.
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Shravya Reddy

Shravya Reddy

Director - Transformation & Strategy, Presidency High School

Shravya works as the Director of Transformation and Strategy for a school in a tier-2 town in Telangana. In addition to transforming the learning process, Presidency School has leveraged on innovation in process automations, people and talent management and customer support management to build schematics for school operations. 
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Somdev Devvarman

Somdev Devvarman

Co-Founder&Trustee, Life is a Ball Public Charitable Trust

Somdev is a former professional tennis player, who started his career playing tennis in the NCAA, representing the University of Virginia. He made it to three consecutive finals at the NCAA, winning back-to-back finals in junior and senior years. His 44-1 win-loss record in 2008 is tied for the best in NCAA history.
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Sowjanya Chalamkuri

Sowjanya Chalamkuri

Sr. Director - Software Engineering, GE Digital

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Srinivas Kollipara

Srinivas Kollipara

Founder & COO, T-Hub

"A visionary, mentor and passionate humanist who is driven to make Hyderabad one of the top 10 startup cities in the world"
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Sunil Rao

Sunil Rao

Partner (Business Services) - LSIP

Sunil Rao joined Lightspeed India Partners Advisors LLP (LSIP) in 2016 as a Partner (Business Services) and is focused on providing a broad range of business development, recruiting and value-add services to the Lightspeed India portfolio companies. 
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Sunil Kanoria

Sunil Kanoria

Vice Chairman, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited

Sunil Kanoria is a Kolkata-based Indian businessman with over 28 years of experience in infrastructure sector including infrastructure leasing & finance. He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited and also a trustee of Kanoria Foundation, which has as asset base of USD 10 billion.
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Susan Lim

Susan Lim

Surgeon

Dr Susan Lim is the current Co-chair of the Global Advisory Council of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). At 35, she broke through the gender glass ceiling in transplantation surgery and became the first in Asia, and the second woman in the world to have performed a successful cadaveric liver transplant. Since then, Susan’s desire to discover that next big thing has kept her actively focused on robotics and stem cell research. She strongly believes that as society increasingly embraces technology, communication and interactions will extend beyond humans to robots and other inanimates.
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Travis Wu

Travis Wu

Founder & Storyteller, LumiereVR

Travis co-founded LumiereVR with the determination to bring empathetic cinema to life through Virtual Reality. He uses his background in computer science to build tools and and softwares that empower and challenge filmmakers to explore new depths with this new medium. Now LumiereVR not only employs a suite of productions tools and workflow, but are also partnering with artists and corporations, setting up VR theatres across the United States to make VR content available to the general public. 
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Trisha Shetty

Trisha Shetty

Founder and CEO, SheSays

Trisha is a social activist, lawyer and UN Young leader for Sustainable Development Goals. Her work focuses on working with and for the youth towards the advancement of the UN's SDGs by bringing a gender specific approach to multiple disciplinary areas.
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Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup

The Voice

For over 44 years now, Usha Uthup has spread a message of love and unity, peace and harmony, tolerance and integrity, and happiness – through music. From discotheques to concerts, across India and the World, she has addressed the youth about the values of music that makes us human.  She lives as she believes, presenting even the most contemporary songs dressed in traditional attire projecting the fact that India is a true melting pot of cultures, with its own distinctive cultural identity.
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Vanitha Narayanan

Vanitha Narayanan

Chairman, IBM India Private Limited

Vanitha Narayanan is the Chairman of IBM India Private Limited. She was appointed to this leadership position in January 2017, to leverage her IBM experience and extensive market knowledge. Vanitha works with government, clients and the ecosystem to build strategic plans & the intersection of industry and technology. She spearheads transformational initiatives and plays a critical role in enhancing IBM’s significant footprint in India to serve Indian and global clients 
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Venkat Vallabhaneni

Venkat Vallabhaneni

General Partner, Parampara Capital

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Vikram Kailas

Vikram Kailas

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mytrah Energy

Under Vikram’s leadership, in a span of six years, Mytrah Energy, a pioneer and one of the largest independent power producers (‘IPP’) in renewable energy in India reached a portfolio of 2000 MW.  With power generation assets across 16 projects and 9 states, Mytrah has more than 200 wind masts installed across multiple states in India. As India's smart utility, Mytrah through a diversified renewable energy portfolio leverages its robust end-to-end capabilities in generating renewable energy for its projects in India. The Company currently has an active development pipeline of about 3000 MW of wind energy and 500 MW of solar energy.
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Vishal Gondal

Vishal Gondal

Founder & CEO, GOQii Inc.

While most kids were grappling with the realities of growing up, Vishal took a head start and started his first company – FACT, soon after finishing school at the ripe young age of 16. 
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Vita Dani

Vita Dani

Chairperson, 11Even Sports

A go-getter with tremendous passion and enegy, Vita Dani resembles the new age woman of today, who is keen to make a substantial difference in the world through sports and philanthropic activities. 
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Yash Dongre

Yash Dongre

Business Lead, House of Anita Dongre Ltd.

Yash Dongre heads the American side of the business at House of Anita Dongre. Having completed his post-graduation in International Marketing from Hult Business School, USA, he is currently spearheading the company's expansion strategy in the US and recently launched the company's first store in New York.
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