Mr. Aayush Gupta
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. Being a student of one of the premier universities in India, it is my constant endeavor to match its stature and give my best to make a difference in whatever I pursue. At IIT Roorkee, I was majorly involved in the Entrepreneurship Cell, solving various problems faced by entrepreneurs. I joined the organization in my first year as an associate member, climbed the hierarchy each year and was selected to be the Secretary in the fourth year. My interest lies in entrepreneurship, venture capital, industrial engineering, and supply chain. I have got various opportunities to explore these while working with Jumbotail Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Schneider Electric, Enterprise, and E-Business Center (NTHU Taiwan) and Future City Summit.
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.
Dr. Jawahar Surisetti
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 .
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.
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.
Mario has almost 20 years of experience in the areas of strategic planning, leadership and innovation, and change management in the field of information technology. He has a Masters Degree in Information Management, Diploma in Cyber Law and a background in Business Management and Finance. He works in collaboration with international schools around the globe to provide infrastructure guidance, enabling schools to implement IT solutions that match their needs in areas such as complete Wired and Wireless Secure Infrastructure, BYOD, Cloud Computing (Microsoft Office 365 & Google Apps), Data Protection Policies (GDPR), Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Social Media Management, Licensing, Resource Planning, Business Continuity and Infrastructure Disaster Management.
Mario’s current position as Director of Technology Support at the American School of Bombay involves leading the entire IT infrastructure, IT support operations and Audio Visuals team, providing critical support in a school known for being a world leader in education.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Special Guest
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.
Mr. Praveen Wadalkar
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
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.
Mr. Abhiraj Malhotra
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. After a short stint with Infosys, he worked at a startup that was building an ERP for the higher education institutes. At the same time, he also interacted with a few schools and got to know the problems they were facing on the administrative front. This was the time when the idea of SchoolPad struck him. In late 2012, he did a pilot of the product in two schools and finally incorporated the company in June 2013 with an aim to help K-12 schools manage their work better and improve parental involvement through better parent-teacher communication. 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.
Ambassador Dr. Deepak Vohra
Deepak Vohra is an Indian diplomat, who served as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He was the Ambassador of India to Poland. Deepak Vohra is currently a Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau. In 2012 he was Advisor to the Government of South Sudan. During his service in the Indian Foreign Service, he has served in France, Tunisia, United States, Chad, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Armenia, Sudan, Poland in 1995 he was deputy high commissioner in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his role in Diplomacy, he was an officer on special duty to the Technology Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. Mr. Vohra has also previously worked with Sulabh International and has been a part of United Nations assignments in Africa. Ambassador Vohra brings extensive insight and expertise on matters of development in developing countries and an understanding of political mechanics in Africa. Ambassador Deepak Vohra inaugurated Apati War Memorial at Kargil. He was the newsreader at Doordarshan at the start of his career as a TV representator.
India’s Largest Online Video Platform for Students, helping them prepare better for various board exams and competitive exams.
Not only does he come with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry but also he’s skilled in Individual Assessment, Coaching, Public Speaking, Edutech, and MarketResearch. He's been a speaker at All Major conferences in India like World Education Summit, Didac India, Brainfeed Edtech Talks, School Leadership Summits and many more. With an MBA coupled with an MCom, he chose the rigors of an Educator over Corporate Life and rightly so as today he brings his vast experience in both these fields to the table continuously setting new benchmarks in the field of Educational Technology and its integration with classroom learning and pedagogy.
Mr. Mani Ramalingam
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. His Company has been providing affordable simple integrated solutions on Tally ERP 9, Accounting ERP for Fees Management in Education Institutions. The Company has provided these solutions in more than 60+ locations in Mumbai and Other states. Apart from being an entrepreneur, he is a writer and orator. He has been a guest speaker at various Management colleges, speaking on topics related to Customer Service he is also a spiritual seeker and alternative educationist. As part of his spiritual journey, he has been working with thousands of parents and children promoting life sciences solutions, yoga, and meditation has helped him to guide them with life solutions for better conscious living.
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 led teams to implement community outreach programs, teacher training and resource capacity building to ensure that adaptive technology can be leveraged to impact the learning improvement in each and every child.
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. I am currently serving as the Director of Schools for Mangahigh.com, a London-based ed-tech firm.
Apart from this, I am also a children's book author, a certified storyteller and a proponent of conscious and mindful parenting. I run my parenting website called www.momfairydust.com.
My experience of having worked in the US as well as with various demographics in India has made me aware of the various gaps that we need to fill in our approach to education in order to serve our children better.