Director & CEO, Triangle
First Generation Entrepreneur, Founder of Ratein Infotech India Pvt Ltd & Founder Director of Freshfrugies Storage and Logistics Private limited. Over 17 years of experience in Business Development & Management, People Management and Funds Management
Head- Special Projects, Tata Trusts
A senior agriculture & livelihoods development professional having core competencies in operations management of complex projects on sustainable farming, farm management, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, community development and transfer of Agro technology
Dr. Abhay Jere
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
Abhay Jere has a vast experience of working in the Research and Development field. He specialises in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Antibody development, Cell Culture, Virus handling, Virology, Protein Purification, Immunology, Aspectic area design and Validation
Vice President, Internet And Mobile Association of India & Executive Director, Payments Council of India
Gaurav Chopra has worked closely in the Payments Sector with the regulator and government. One of the Key projects undertaken by PCI under Gaurav’s leadership include the launch of a toll-free helpline for answering the queries of the users on various digital payment modes during demonetisation period. He was also involved in the launch of the Fintech Convergence Council under IAMAI.
Angel Investor & Member of the Executive Committee, PIOCCI
Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 15+ years of cross-functional expertise, from having worked in large companies and a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company). He is an Angel Investor and Advisor with a keen interest in B2B emerging technology startups.
OSD, Education Ministry, Maharashtra
Municipal Chief Auditor (Rtd), MCGM
Prashant Pisolkar has served in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in various capacities for past 38 years. It includes statutory audit function, World Bank aided projects on water and sanitation, Indian Population Health project and so on. He has been a faculty at various government institutions including YASHADA, All India Institute of Local Self Government and has contributed several papers on Municipal administrative reforms, financial management and various social issues
Padmashree Milind Kamble
Founder Chairman, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Padma Shri Awardee, Milind Kamble is an Indian entrepreneur, known for contributing towards uplifting Dalit entrepreneurs and businessmen. His notable work includes the establishment of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI).
Development professional with rich experience. He was a part of the committee constituted by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to evaluate the schemes run by non-governmental organizations.
Prof. Milind Sohoni
Centre for Technology Alternatives, Rural Areas CTARA (IIT-Bombay)
A faculty at IIT Bombay, Milind Sohoni’ research interests include Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Algorithms and Drinking Water for Rural Areas
Dr. Parag Haldankar
Director of Research, Dr. BSKKV
Dr Parag Haldankar is currently working as Director of Research, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidypeeth. His research interests include Horticulture, Agricultural Plant Science, Tropical fruits and Plantation crops.
Founder CEO, Climate Smart Technologies
Jeeva Duraisamy is the founder of Climate Smart Technologies (CST) & EC Retail. Within a year these startups have developed more than 350 Android Apps, got four Solar Roofing sheet design Patents and one patent is pending approval. He aims to get IT, IoT, Robotics, Bigdata and Artificial intelligence elements into Agriculture, Rural Development, Solar energy, smart homes and stores, thus integrating Farm to Fork seamlessly. In the past, he has closely worked with World Bank, FAO- UN and the Government of Mozambique.
Hanmant R Gaikwad
Chairman & MD, BVG India Limited
H R Gaikwad is the founder of Bharat Vikas Group, India’s largest integrated services company which focuses on a social approach to employment and skill development. He is the recipient of several awards for his social and entrepreneurial initiatives and has spoken at international conferences.
Chief General Manager, Off Farm Development Department, NABARD
Hemant Songadkar joined NABARD in 1984 and has been rendering his service to the cause of rural prosperity since then. He was the MD of NABSAMRUDDHI Finance Limited, a subsidiary of NABARD registered as an NBFC and is currently serving as the Chief General Manager, Off Farm Development Department, NABARD, HO, Mumbai.
Dr Sanjeev Singh
ICT Expert, Faculty at Delhi University
Dr. Sanjeev Sigh is a renowned expert in the area of networks, security & communication technologies. He is a fellow of EU-India Cross Cultural Innovation Network, a member of National IT committee, FICCI and a certified professional for development of Science and Technology Parks and Innovation Clusters. His current research area is IoT based System Design and their security models.
Globally relevant leader with a career spanning over 25 years in Technology,
Nachiket Sukhtankar has worked extensively with clients on ways technology can help drive business outcomes, creating opportunities to innovate. His rich experience of working with Accenture includes defining the strategy for Technology Services, building new technology capability globally and scaling up the Technology Delivery Centers in India.
Shri. Chandrashekhar Kakal
Independent Consultant, Adviser, Entrepreneur
Chandrashekhar Kakal was chosen as one of the Top 25 consultants in the world by ‘Consulting Magazine’ in 2007, for his technology consulting leadership. He was a member of the IT Services Council of Nasscom & Chairman of the Regional Council for Nordics with CII. Earlier, he has worked with L&T Infotech as well as with Infosys Limited in various capacities in the top management.
Associate Director- Strategy & Projects, EPD India
Saumick has worked across multiple industries and profiles- leading Public Affairs, Culture Change, Communications, Digital and Branding. He actively advices CEOs & Commercial Directors on Storytelling, Insight mining, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Strategy, User Experience focused on Service, Health-tech and Design Thinking. He is a mentor to young leaders and entrepreneurs. Up until recently, he led the Center of Excellence for Insights, Brand, Communications & Digital for Abbott India Ltd.
Head Sustainability and CSR, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.
Aditya has varied experience of 25 years in fields of Sustainability, CSR, Environment, Safety, Water Stewardship, Disaster Management and Legal. He has given a significant contribution in developing Mumbai’s first butterfly Garden. He was selected for prestigious ‘Environmental law and policy training’ program for young advocates of SAARC countries.
Dr. Sanjay Belsare
Deputy Secretary ( P & M), Water Resources Department. Mantralaya
He is member of ICID working on Modernisation of Irrigation Projects and has been part of core team involved in reforms in water sector in Maharashtra. He is recipient of International ICID WATSAVE award for two times, Maharashtra State Best Engineers award, Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Award for efficient management, State level Second Prize Rajiv Gandhi Pragati Abhiyan Award. He was Vice chairman of ICID working group on Young Professional Forum.
Asst. Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Pranjal Dixit is a faculty at Centre for Water Policy, Regulation and Governance, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. His research areas included Political Economy, Urban Politics and Public Policy.