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Mr. R. S. Sodhi
Mr. R. S. Sodhi
Managing Director
Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation 
(Amul)
Mr. Sodhi leads a program that is older than independence and transformed the lives of 3.5 million milk producers and put India on the International Dairy Map along with big commercial giants.

Mr. Anjum Parwez, IAS
Mr. Anjum Parwez, IAS
Chairman
Bangalore Water Supply & Sewerage Board
Former Managing Director
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation

Mr. Parwez transformed the city bus commuting into an experience of abundance and convenience. BMTC has one of the most modern fleets and uses technology to implement an Intelligent Transport System.

The plenary address will be delivered by the person who till recently led one of the best and profitable City Transport Corporations in India.


Dr. Hoysala N Chanakya
Dr. Hoysala N Chanakya
Chief Research Scientist
Centre for Sustainable Technologies
IISc, Bangalore
He has been a pioneer in the development of biogas technology for effective waste treatment and management. He has been carrying out R & D on decentralized energy technologies and energy system integration into rural life since 1980. His innovative approach in sensitizing the public to the approach of waste management has won accolades from one and all over the years.

In his valedictory speech, Dr. Hoysala will share his insight on how effective solid waste management can contribute to sustainable growth and energy especially in rural setup and its’ positive impact in the industrial ecology for developing countries.


Mr. Arun Madhavan
Mr. Arun Madhavan
Founder Trustee,
Vyakthi Vikas Kendra ,Art of Living
Former Director of Standard Chartered Bank

Mr. Madhavan left his successful career in Standard Chartered Bank to work on human development. He says leadership paradigm of 20th century believed that motivating workforce was essential to great leadership. The old paradigm of motivation was now shifted as inspiration and the leaders had to stand as role models and inspire people to energize. People turned most creative and innovative when their energies were boosted and mind holds the key to creativity and innovation. His speech on “Change the Game: Manage your Energy; Not your Time” will help the delegates learn to focus on the outcomes.


Mr. R Srikumar, Retd. IPS
Mr. R Srikumar, Retd. IPS
Founder Trustee
Indian Centre for Social Transformation Bangalore

Sri Kumar had a distinguished career in the Indian Police Service spanning over 3 decades. An enthusiastic adopter of new concepts and technology, this passion of his led to creation of a public charitable Trust called Indian Centre for Social Transformation. His talk will unravel how ICST was able to leverage technology to build a world class platform for empowerment of citizens.


Mr. Deepak Kapur
Mr. Deepak Kapur
Chairman
Rotary India National Polio Plus Committee

Mr. Deepak Kapur has served at various positions, both nationally and internationally, in Rotary before taking up the chairmanship of National Polio Plus Committee in 2001. He is the recipient of the ‘International Award for a Polio-free World’ from Rotary International for his outstanding contribution in helping Polio eradication efforts. March 27, 2014 World Health Organization officially declared India Polio-free. Back in 1995, Polio used to cripple over 50,000 children every year. The program lasted 19 years and involved 2.3 million volunteers and 150000 officials relentlessly reached out to vaccinate every child in the country. Rotary International deployed a strong team of 120,000 volunteers under the leadership of Dr. Deepak Kapur to fight this dreaded disease.


Mr. Raja Shanmugam
Mr. Raja Shanmugam
Co-Founder President & Chief People Officer
Happiest Minds Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Before co-founding Happiest Minds, he was the CEO of MindTree Foundation where he implemented challenging and innovative initiatives for Persons with different abilities and Primary education. During his tenure of two years, MindTree Foundation came to be considered a thought leader in Assistive Technologies in India. In his keynote address, Raja will touch upon some of the path breaking initiative that he is launching which helps people discover their true potential in a people centric practice that transcends beyond work place.


Mr. Pramod Kulkarni
Mr. Pramod Kulkarni
Secretary
Prerana

A postgraduate in Statistics and alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad, Mr. Kulkarni has spent most of his professional career in taking up assignment of social relevance. He is the Founder & Secretary of Prerana, a NGO supported by Infosys foundation with a mission to provide financial assistance and academic enablers to the needy, meritorious students, supported by professionals who volunteer with teaching. His speech will elucidate how Prerana has nurtured several needy students to complete their graduation, made them employable ensuring their family will never go back to poverty. A huge transformational and inspiring story.


Dr. D S Ravindran
Dr. D S Ravindran
Director, Fiscal Policy Institute
Finance Department Bangalore

Dr. D S Ravindran is a 1986 batch Indian Forest Service officer, had a stellar career of 28 years in Civil Service and worked extensively in Planning and Management of Forestry, Environment and Energy sector related initiatives undertaken by the State Government of Karnataka. For the last 5+years, Dr. Ravindran steered the e-Governance activities for Government of Karnataka, by setting up and managing the entire IT infrastructure for Government, including BangaloreOne citizen services centres. He also implemented e-procurement platform, for all procurement in Government of Karnataka, which was rated as the best in the Asia and Pacific. He is presently implementing the Integrated Financial Management System for automation of Government financial management as Secretary to Government. Transformation of lives, start with Transformation of Government operations leading to speed and transparency. Initiatives like Bangalore One and eProcurement have delivered immense benefits to people of Karnataka directly and indirectly. Dr. Ravindran has set up and managed the entire IT Infrastructure for Govt. of Karnataka.


Dr. Thimmaiah Guruprasad
Dr. Thimmaiah Guruprasad
Head – ABIDE
A Biocon Initiative for Diabetic Education
Dr. Thimmaiah has served the Indian Army for over 6 years with significant contributions in some of the toughest conflict zones and the highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen Glacier. He specialized in High Altitude Medicine and completed his Exec-MBA from IIM, Indore. Having worked in organizations such as Sasken, ETI Clinical, Indegene Life systems and Time Medical Systems he has diverse expertise as a serial entrepreneur, designing HR policies corporate health care, clinical research and providing medico marketing solutions for pharma/ medical equipment companies in the emerging markets. This session will focus on how ABIDE is pioneering the initiative in diabetes education by providing affordable, innovative and appropriate training & therapy in the treatment and management of the ailment based on new research and methodologies, thereby transforming lives of many suffering from it.

Ms. Pavithra Y S
Ms. Pavithra Y S
Managing Director
Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited
Pavithra is a recipient of “Shell-Helen Keller Award” from National Center for Promotion of employment opportunity for disabled people, a Govt. of India body. Vindhya a socio-economic venture started by her is India’s first & arguably world’s first business organization which employs only people with disabilities as 100% of its production staff. Her talk will outline her entrepreneurial journey with social relevance that has transformed many lives.

Prof. T Sivanandan
Prof. T Sivanandan
Director
Thiru Venu Consultants
Prof Sivanandan is one of those rare breed of individuals who excelled both in his professional career and then as an academician, bringing into bear his rich experience and vast intellect. He had a distinguished career of 30 years starting out as a probationary engineer at BEL and concluding his industrial experience as VP, President (Operations) of Maini Precision Products Pvt. Ltd. Since 2000, he has been actively involved in teaching, being a faculty of many prestigious management schools. Prof Sivanandan had a brilliant academic career, being a gold medalist in M.Tech from IIT in industrial engineering. Prof Sivanandan will be the Panel host for the panel discussion “Role of Technology in Transforming our Lives”

 
Mr. Vijay Kakade
Mr. Vijay Kakade
VP Automotive
Division Frost and Sullivana

Vijay Kakade has over two decades of Business Research and Strategy Consulting expertise, which include research and consulting for over 500 projects. His strong understanding of the Automotive Industry plus his in depth knowledge in project management and delivery has been instrumental in creating Customer Research Models and Analytical Tools. As part of panel discussion, Vijay will highlight the trend in Urban Mobility and its potential impact in our lives.


Dr. N Prakash
Dr. N Prakash
Director R&D
SunEdison
He has worked in India, Australia and Singapore in all areas of Power Electronics. His work has significantly contributed to electrification of several villages in remote areas. He specializes in Solar Energy and will share his thoughts on how this renewable energy has enormous potential to transform our lives.

Dr. D S Ravindran
Dr. D S Ravindran
Executive Director
En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
She has actively spearheaded India's green building movement in the last decade tirelessly propagating sustainability in the built environment. Ms. Deepa founded En3 in 2003 to specialize in sustainability and energy efficiency consulting. Since then, under her leadership, En3 has been consulting for over 350 green buildings and 170 million square feet of green buildings world-over with operations in the U.S., India and Middle East.
She will share her experience and insight into energy efficient construction and its positive impact to our environment and the potential to change our lives for better.

Mr. Sadasiv Baligar
Mr. Sadasiv Baligar
VP Manufacturing
Toyota Motors

Mr Sadasiv has vast experience of over 25 years in Automotive Industry, a decade of which is overseas with Malaysian National car manufacturer and leading assemblers of Japanese, French and European car manufacturers. He is a CNC / Robotic expert has commissioned ROBOTIC Paint Shops and CED facility across India and Asia Pacific Region. Has submitted thesis papers on Coating Technology. His focus in the panel discussion will be in the area of advancement in robotics and its potential impact in the manufacturing process and occupational safety.


Mr. Ravindra Kini
Mr. Ravindra Kini
Director and Co-Founder
Affordable Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd (ABS)

Affordable Business Solutions have been Change Agents to over 100 Small and Medium Business Enterprises in India by deploying solutions for companies across various Industries, including the NGO segment. Prior to co-founding ABS in 2004, Kini was the Controller and a Member on the Board at NCR Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Vinay N Kumar
Mr. Vinay N Kumar
Director Operations
Akshya Patra
Vinay Kumar, a Chartered Accountant by qualification has spearheaded over 15 projects in various industries like FMCG, Electronics, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Distribution with specific focus on ERP implementation. He later got associated with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a popular NGO in the service of midday meals to govt school children.

Mr. M S Ashok
Mr. M S Ashok
Founder-Director
Cirrus Management Services Private Limited
An ex-Army officer (retd. in 1993 as Lt Col) with 21 years consulting and field-research experience working with rural communities, institutions, livelihoods, financial services, microenterprise. He has completed several assignments with diverse Indian and international agencies including the World Bank, the British Government and United Nations agencies.

Mr. Vinay N Kumar
Mr. Murari Thayi
Independent Project &
Program Management Consultant
Murari is a senior IT professional having served 22 years in Indian Navy in their IT and Systems division before joining TCS, where he had a long career before retiring in 2013 as a senior executive in the Corporate Technology Office. He is currently engaged with Cirrus Management Service as an Independent Consultant.

Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh
Mr. Ravindra Kini
APJC Practice Head : Software Enabled Services
Cisco Systems
A Certified project manager (PMP), IT Services Management (ITIL) & Enterprise Architect (TOGAF), he has extensive experience in Technology infrastructure for effective Workplace, IT service management based on ITIL framework, Information security processes (ISO27001/BS7799), quality process compliance (ISO9000), LEED certification and quality processes improvement areas based on six Sigma and DMAIC foundations.