Researcher, Innovator, Entrepreneur. He works in the field of Robotics and Mechanical Design. Abhijeet has expertise in Robotics, Hybrid systems,Solar Physics, and Telecommunications majorly. His first startup christened as Albedo Informatics (A.I.) works in the field of education. He has presented research papers at an International level and currently a reviewer for many journals. Also, he's associated with EWB-India and IEEE Student Branch on voluntary basis.
I like to think of awesome ideas, and build as well. My research interests are quite varied and far at times, and I am usually found mashing up those disciplines- sensors, magic, lights, fashion, engineering, aesthetics, glitch art, music, cultures etc. As an independent inventor early on, I used to cook-up ideas in my head, then go out figure whatever tools/means required to build them- they not necessarily looked pretty. I picked up design/aesthetics through travel and working with carpenters and hand-smiths in Rajasthan, much later after 2006. Today, my means of approach are application of material sciences, wearable computing, augmented and virtual reality, stereoscopic/projected interfaces, and storytelling.
Mr. Saket Modi is a ethical hacker and the Co-Founder and CEO of Lucideus. Saket’s romance with hacking began in school, during a run up to one of his exams. He had just discovered the art of hacking into secure computer systems and his chances of clearing the chemistry paper were looking bleak, so he hacked into the school computer and stole the question paper. He eventually ended up confessing to the teacher, but the thrill of hacking lingered on. Thankfully he realized that his skills could be utilized in more constructive endeavors, and so at the age of 21, he decided to set up Lucideus - a cyber security company. Lucideus is a complete cyber security solutions provider that enables clients to secure their web-based resources. They assist clients eliminate risk of unauthorized access to key systems, files or databases by identifying vulnerabilities in web spaces. They also organise ethical hacking and web security based workshops and seminars. Saket, who also happens to be a pianist in a band, leads a team comprising of cyber analysts and security experts, all in the age group of 18-30.
Sonam Wangchuk is the founder of SECMOL, an alternative school dedicated to students failed by the system. Along with his students, he created a ground breaking method of storing water - the Ice Stupa, thereby solving the water shortage problems of thousands of Ladakhi farmers. For this, he received the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise. In this talk, he illustrates the various issues with the present system of education and puts forth his vision to create a people’s university where students would learn through practical application and solving real life problems. Watch this talk and let Sonam Wangchuk paint a beautiful picture of what our education system could look like. Inventor, Engineer and an Education Reformist. Founder of SECMOL. Rolex Award recipient.
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' :)
Sudarshan has over 12 years’ experience across various businesses as diverse as retail, automotive and Digital marketing. In his current role as Industry lead for the automotive sector within Facebook, Sudarshan is responsible for delivering strategic planning, operational scale and industry expertise for Facebooks automotive clients across India. Prior to joining Facebook, Sudarshan worked with Google in the Automotive business for almost four and a half years and General Motors India Pvt Ltd for over 5 years with a focus on institutional and channel sales
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.
Head of Public Policy for Uber India & South Asia. Responsible for Uber's relations with policy makers, regulators, government officials, think tanks, NGOs, industry bodies, private sector, political parties and research organisations. Focused on creating a favourable regulatory and policy environment for the future of urban mobility. The role includes enhancing the understanding of Uber and its business with multiple stakeholders. Close to two decades of experience in the media industry as a leading TV news anchor and award winning journalist. Spent over 11 years at NDTV as Business Editor leading all its economic policy and corporate news coverage. Received prominent awards like Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism by President Pratibha Patil and Seema Nazareth-Business Standard award for young journalists by President KR Narayanan. A British Chevening Scholar, was invited as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Fellow by US Government under its Fulbright program. Completed short courses on financial journalism at Wharton Business School and INSEAD. Also an AFGG (Asian Fellowship on Global Governance) Fellow, part of a network of young global professionals.
Mr. Sandeep Tandon co-founded Accelyst Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 2010 and has been its Chief Business Officer since September 1, 2015. Mr. Tandon serves as Managing Director at Tandon Technology Ventures (Tandon Group). He serves as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board at Infinx Services Private Limited. Mr. Tandon serves as the Chairman and Managing Director at Infinx Healthcare. He oversees the strategy and operations of all group companies. He has been involved in the technology industry for over 20 years. During this time he has contributed significantly to the growth of Information Technology exports from India. He was co-founder and a former director of IQBackOffice - a leading Accounts Payable Processing company. He was also a co-founder and Director at Freecharge.com - among India’s fastest growing internet commerce ventures. He is active in the Angel Investor community and serves as a mentor to various technology start-ups. He served as Chairman of the Electronics Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) and is a member of Young President Organization (Mumbai Chapter). Mr. Tandon completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Inderpreet is a renewable energy enthusiast and has over 20 years experience building large-scale infrastructure projects, patented application products, extremely profitable operations, and raising venture/project finance for startups and fortune 500 companies in energy, retail, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, CPG, and service industries. After his successful stint in Silicon Valley, he thought of starting a venture that will have a direct and positive social impact with respect to improving the livelihood in parts of rural India. Given his undergrad in electronics engineering, passion for solar power development and Indian government policy impetus around rural electrification, clean energy delivery to rural household through distributed solar power generation was the obvious choice leading to his creation of Azure Power in 2007. Inderpreet has relentlessly lobbied generation based incentives in solar sector through Clean Trade initiatives across US and India. His work has been highlighted in top tier publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Business Today, and Economic Times and he is a sought after speaker at major solar power events in India and abroad including Solar Power International, Inter Solar and other leading solar conferences. He is passionate about rural electrification and energy security through clean energy sources. Inderpreet graduated from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and has Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from G.N.D.U, Punjab.
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