Sri T. Krishna Prasad, graduated as a Mechanical Engineering from premiere Institute NIT Warangal, studied management from IIM Ahmedabad and joined IPS in 1986. As IG Police Computer Services, he brought all the 1865 Police Stations of AP State, online, in Dec 2009.
He drafted important Policy Documents such as AP Industrial Policy, IT Policy, SEZ Act, etc. He is instrumental in implementing several Infrastructure Projects under PPP mode, as early as 2002. Some of the key posts that he has held are the following: Director APSRTC, Executive Director APIIC, Director AP Police Academy, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada, DIG for 2 rangers and SP for 4 districts. He has been actively involved in multiple activities related to infrastructure like Roads, Hitech city, Ganaravam port, ORR, Airport etc. to name a few. He is very easily the key man in creating the IT and IT related infrastructure in the city of Hyderabad.
He is also decorated with IPM & PPM. He has also authored a book “Trafficking in Persons – Tip of the Iceberg”, published by UN.
Major Mohommed Ali Shah a popular theatre personality has done extensive theatre with Padmashri Tom Alter and his uncle, Naseeruddin Shah. His play the “Major”, Actor’s Assorted Monologues has been well received not only in India but abroad as well. He has acted in films such as Agent Vinod, Haider which won 5 National awards, and an English film titled – “The Ruffian” for which he won several best actor awards at International platforms such as the Delhi International Film Festival, the International film festival of Prayag, Aligarh Saaz film festival, a critique’s best actor award in the state capital of Kerala, two coveted best actor awards in Australia are a few. He was an integral part of the team of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and has also done several short films with FTII Pune and Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication.
Prior to being a full time actor, Major Shah studied management from IIM C and worked with leading multinationals like Genpact, Rolta Thales and Mahindra & Mahindra. He had also served the Army under Short Service Commission. During his stint he was posted in the counter insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir and the North East, for which he was also awarded with a commendation card for exceptional and meritorious service to the Nation on 15th August 07. He led the Assam Rifles marching contingent at Rajpath New Delhi on 26th January 08 saluting Her Excellency The President of India.
Anshu Gupta, a.k.a the Clothing Man is the Founder of Goonj. He founded GOONJ with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects for the development sector. His mission was to address the most basic but ignored need of clothing and the multifaceted role it plays in villages across India. Today Goonj is a pan India movement working equally widely in cities and villages, dealing with more than 3000 tons of material annually.
Over the years as Goonj garnered major awards, including World Bank’s Development Marketplace and NASA, Anshu also won recognition as an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow while Forbes Magazine and Fast Company also listed him as one of India’s top social entrepreneurs. He is also a member of Humanitarian Crisis Council of the World Economic Forum.
Asia’s Noble, the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award 2015, conferred to him credited him for ‘his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity’.
Anshu says, “Goonj doesn’t want to grow only as an organization; it wants to grow as an idea… where organizations and individuals across the world take up the work, learning from our experience and help reach the basics of life to people who need it urgently, mindful of their dignity and their needs, not as a charity.”
Sonam Wangchuk co-founded SECMOL, the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh in 1988, and then, in 1994, he led the establishment of a solar-powered, student-built, student-run alternative school where teenagers who still fail in the conventional education system get a second chance. It was at this school that the ice stupa and many such innovations were born. Much of his career has focused on developing solutions to problems encountered by communities living at high altitudes such as education, climate-responsive housing and now access to water. He did his mechanical engineering at the National Institute of Engineering in Srinagar, Kashmir. He recently won the Rolex Award for Enterprise for his path breaking idea of the ice stupas. He will talk about this very important subject and his work in the climate and education space. We all need to look outside of our domain to take inspiration and explore how it can give you break throughs in your line of business.
Chetan Mallik, with 16 years of professional experience in media and communications, Chetan Mallik is one of the leading communication leaders in India specializing in Global In-house Centers (GICs). Currently he is responsible for the strategic planning, operational execution, and overall leadership of communication for a large MNC’s global delivery centers in India.
He started off as a journalist in esteemed publications like Hindustan Times, Deccan Chronicles and Time of India. Some of his articles have been referred to by the UN Environment Program, MAPINC, a worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform and Counter Drug Press Summaries, which collates best articles on narcotics in the APAC region.
A blogger, writer, athlete, passionate storyteller has always kept Chetan driving to overcome all challenges and achieve success for which he has received many awards and accolades across the country. He also facilitates external learning programs for APREE, NTPC, Cognizant BPS, Amity University, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Deepak Ramola, is the Founder & Artistic Director of Project FUEL: Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson. The organisation collects life lessons from people of all ages and backgrounds around the world. It seeks to build a community of young adults who live, learn and share in order to make meaningful psycho-social and emotional contribution to themselves and the society in large. Deepak started Project FUEL at the age of 17 and has been teaching age groups 4-96 for past 8 years. From victims of human trafficking in Nepal to middle school children in Afghanistan to refugees in Europe, Deepak has been able to benefit more than 62,000 people all over the world. Deepak, is a featured United Nations speaker, a Merit 360 Action Plan Executor, two times TEDxGateway speaker, educator, writer, actor and lyricist. He uses tools of theatre, spoken word, poetry, storytelling, communicative expression and creative writing to design full length activities, exercises and games as part of his life skills workshops.
Among the most acclaimed of Indian journalists,Mr.Utpal Chatterjee,who was until recently,the Honourable Sheriff of Calcutta and its first citizen,has interviewed 18 Heads of State, nine Nobel Laureates and travelled with three Indian Prime Ministers as part of their respective media delegations.That apart,he has twice covered the U.S.Presidential Elections,coast to coast,interviewing prospective Presidents and also the first and last open election in the erstwhile U.S.S.R. during the tenure of President Mikhail Gorbachev (whom he also interviewed).Having done his fellowship in Journalism from Oxford,he has travelled abroad on other official assignments at least 45 times across all the continents except Africa and Australia.
Now the Editor,India,of LEADERS,the niche global journal headquartered in New York,he has worked for several Indian newspapers and journals that include,among others,the Amrita Bazar Patrika,The Independent and The Times of India.He also has the experience of being among the first lot of news presenters & Election anchors for Doordarshan.Since 1997,he is also on the panel of experts for the South Asia Desk of the BBC ,London. Having completed 36 years in journalism,he has also been an active Rotarian since 1997 and devoted himself to all avenues of service.He has received several awards and recognitions,-“Outstanding Rotarian of the Year” twice being among them.He has led the Group Study Exchange team to Germany in 2006. His interests include books,cinema,theatre,sports,music and public speaking.
His passions include social welfare,a couple of villages that he and his friends have adopted and the cleaning and greening of Calcutta.
1985: National Award for the MOST PROMISING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR.
2013: SAMMAN FOR LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT IN JOURNALISM BEYOND BOUNDARIES.
2015: Rotary International Vocational Award for Excellence in Journalism and Public Service.
Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, is India’s most eminent and renowned classical dancer, choreographer and dance scholar. Ananda was conferred the Padma Shri in 2007 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for Bharatanatyam in 2009.
Ananda is a sought after motivational speaker and actively engages with young India on a wide range of topics, at leading corporate entities, leadership programs, hospitals, universities and schools. She was a TED speaker in 2009 and her TED talk after her tryst with cancer has been ranked as one of 12 incredible TED talks on cancer. Also, the Huffington Post in Jan ’15 ranked Ananda’s TED Talk, as one of five greatest TED talks by an Indian. Another rare honour was a recent invitation to speak at the Harvard Business School for the Inspire Series of the India Conference.
Rahul Narvekar, a ‘Start-up Pro’ is the founder CEO of India Network and Founder Director of Scale Ventures: an early stage investment fund, is an entrepreneur who started his career at an early age , as a door to door salesman to support his education. From sale campaigns at TSN: Tele shopping Network, to Script writing for soap operas for UTV , to corporate advertising on cable TV to co-founding India’s first interactive music channel: Oxygen.
From marketing to handling revenue, Rahul has done it all before co-founding www.FashionandYou in 2009: a coveted fashion and luxury brands e-commerce store. In 2012 he joined hands with NDTV to create www.indianroots.com, a curated marketplace for designer and ethnic products targeted at the global Indian. An alumnus of Mumbai University, IIM Calcutta, and ESSEC Business School, Paris; he believes in the power of entrepreneurship to empower India.