The International School Awards (ISA) hold a place of pride in the educational sphere. The tremendous success of its past editions has turned this educational cause into a revolution that is into its 3rd annual edition this year.
The ISA India 2019 Summit will take place on 24-25 May 2019 at Chitkara University in Rajpura, Punjab. The event will mark the attendance of the who’s-who of the education world. More than 500 schools, 1000 delegates, speakers, thinkers and entrepreneurs will come together to champion the cause of education by reflecting on the current trends as well as collaborating for the future.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘building for the future’. The event will have conversations around emerging technologies, entrepreneurship in schools, sustainable development and geopolitical reality as the levers for future growth. Through this event, the educational community will also award those individuals and institutions who have done some exemplary work in the field of education.
The event will see active participation by schools, government, entrepreneurs, influencers and many educational brands. It will open up tremendous opportunities for them to connect and discuss future collaborations. The event will also see key note sessions by some very influential speakers from the field of politics, bureaucracy, governance, corporate sector, art, media, entertainment and entrepreneurship.
24 May 2019
10: 40 am
25 May 2019
DR. ATTAULLAH WAHIDYAR
Title: Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education
Dr. Attaullah Wahidyar is a senior policy expert and strategic management guru. He is a renowned scholar and a frequent speaker at various international forums. He speaks on a wide range of issues such as education, peace, national security, international relations and development.
Title: Human Calculator
At the young age of 18, Bhanu Prakash, is known as ‘the number prodigy™’. He is a world record holding speaker, demonstrator and teacher with a superhuman ability to perform complex mathematical calculations at an unimaginable speed.
Title: Founder, RoboChamps India
On a mission to revolutionize the Indian educational system, Akshay Ahuja has done commendable work in introducing robotics to more than 20 thousand people. He has been known as the ‘youngest entrepreneur’ and the ‘founder of most prominent start-up’. Today, his organization RoboChamps is present in 42 cities and covers students from more than 500 schools in India.
Title: Principal, Chitkara International School
With more than a decade of teaching, administration and management experience Dr. Niyati Chitkara is one amongst the 33 ‘young rising stars of Indian education’ as chosen by the publication Education World. As an ‘edupreneur’ she brings fresh energy, expertise and knowledge into the dynamic educational ecosystem.
Title: Founder & CEO of Awecademy
Raya Bidshahri is a serial entrepreneur, writer, educator, futurist and keynote speaker. She has been described as a techno optimist, a communicator of popular science, and an advocate of curiosity, critical thinking, wonder, and awe. Awecademy, a future-focussed educational organization that is disrupting traditional high school curricula and inspiring students to bring about civilization-level change. She is a founding member at SciFest Dubai, which serves to celebrate the science through the arts and has had a total of over 300+ events and 40,000+ audience members and participants. Raya is also the Co-founder of Intelligent Optimism, a global movement with 500,000+ followers that aims to serves to inspire a better future for humanity through science and rationality.
Dr. Jawahar Surisetti
Title: Education Advisor to Government , TED Speaker , Smart City Consultant , Start Up Mentor , Psychologist , Bestselling Author, Speaking Tree Columnist
Dr Jawahar Surisetti is a psychologist and educationist of international repute whose 1300 + speeches, seminars and workshops have been heard by lakhs of people around the globe. He is known worldwide as the Think Professor for his " Art of Thinking " and his " Think for India " movement for introduction of thinking in education. He has received innumerable accolades for his pioneering works and thoughts on various issues of strategic interest to corporates and school as well as higher education. He advises States and central governments in India and U.S. He is also the brand ambassador of skill development for the State of Queensland .
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Special Guest
Title: Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University
She has been recognized as a Visionary eduLEADER of India by the former President Sri Pranab Mukherjee during the ReTHINK INDIA Fifth Estate Summit 2017 at Civil Services Officers’ Institute (CSOI), New Delhi on 11th December 2017. The role and importance of the Academia in India’s ascendance on the global forefront is an accepted reality. Visionary eduLEADERS recognized today, those who are optimistic about the future with a focus on the best, thereby, leveraging their unique strengths. Dr Madhu Chitkara aim to raise the bar by setting higher milestones year on year and March towards making tomorrow better than today.
Title: CEO and founder of Techoptions Infosolutions Pvt Ltd
Hailing from Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, a Science Graduate and holding a Masters in Business Marketing, he is having an experience of over 25 years in the field of Information Technology Solutions. He has extensive knowledge about the SME market requirements with respect to technology.
Title: Co-founders of Schoolpad
A technology enthusiast, obsessed with computer programming, Abhiraj is one of the founders at SchoolPad. He completed his engineering in 2008 and started working with Infosys. SchoolPad currently works with around 150 schools across 14 states and has more than 5 Lakh parents students and teachers as part of the platform.
Mr. Praveen Wadalkar
Title: Co-Founder & CEO of Techizer Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Praveen is a 1st Generation Entrepreneur employing 150+ Employees. Techizer is Among Top 20 mHealth Companies as per CIO Review and also the Winner of Digital Health Innovator of the year, 2018. He loves sharing stories, he is an author of 3 books and as a Business storytelling coach, he has 3000+ students in 122+ countries for his online courses business storytelling and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Deepak Vohra
Title: Former Indian Ambassador to Armenia, Malaysia, and Poland
Deepak Vohra is an Indian diplomat, who served as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Deepak Vohra is currently a Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau.
Title: National Business Head of Robomate+
India’s Largest Online Video Platform for Students, helping them prepare better for various board exams and competitive exams. He comes with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry but also he’s skilled in Individual Assessment, Coaching, Public Speaking, Edutech, and Market Research.
Title: Director of Schools, Indian Subcontinent, Mangahigh.com
I am an engineer by education and an education-technology evangelist by passion. I have worked in the Ed-Tech sector for over 8 years. I have been speaking extensively as a subject matter expert on Artificial Intelligence in education, adaptive mathematics learning and integrating technology in the 21st-century classrooms.
Title: A former secretary at E-cell IIT Roorkee
I am a final year undergraduate student enrolled in B.Tech Production and Industrial Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. I am an enthusiast and a keen learner. I was majorly involved in the Entrepreneurship Cell, solving various problems faced by entrepreneurs.