Currently, I am the Head of Think Tank Team and Director of Research of Samsung Research America. Before that I was a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. In past, I worked with Microsoft, Google, CMU, NASA, UNESCO, Japan Science & Technology to name a few. I received my Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. I received my bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Oh, I also dropped out of Architecture School prior to that. Palanpur, a small town situated in northern Gujarat in India, is my hometown. Exposure to fields like Design to Technology and from Art to Psychology gave me a quite nice/interesting viewpoint to the world. I love to see technology from design perspective and vice versa. This vision reflects in almost all of my projects and research work as well. in short, I do what I love and I love what I do. I am a 'Desigineer' :)
Shalu is the Head of Industry for Auto at Google India where she is responsible for helping the Auto Industry leverage the full power of digital, data and technology. She works closely with key industry leaders to rethink and redesign Auto business models to be ready for the new age of Automotive industry which would be driven by technology, data and digital. Shalu and her team also do multiple researches through the year on the industry to understand changing consumer behaviors and future trends. Shalu brings with her 14+ years of experience in Technology across organizations like HP, Microsoft and now Google. She also leads Women@Google where she champions diversity within the organization, and is also one of the few women leaders in Auto who is passionate about driving more diversity across the Industry.
Mr. Surya Prakash Madrecha, Chairman and Managing Director of Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services Limited, spearheads the operations and growth of the company engaged in the deployment of IT Services and Solutions. Mr. Madrecha co- founder of Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Ltd. and has been an architect in defining the company’s strategy, business development and client relationship. Trimax started out with a 3 member team as a system integrator in 1995 in a small office in South Mumbai to grow into a 2300 strong team today. With Mr. Madrecha’s vision and grit, the business slowly grew to include full-fledged IT Infrastructure Management Services, thus steering the company on the growth path. The company has partnered with BSNL to roll our 20,000 wi-fi hotspots across seven states in India under “Digital India” programme of Central Government. Mr. Madrecha, hails from the cultural city of Udaipur. With a humble start of his career as a marketing executive, Mr. Madrecha has come a long way. A passion to Innovate and rise to an excellence has become his motto.His vision is to now transform Trimax to become one of the Global Brand connecting dreams of the society and empowering them through innovation.
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