Jyoti taught Math and Physics, on both sides of the Arabian Sea for the better part of 40 years. She started teaching in Lusaka, Zambia before she moved to Liverpool to do a second and third Masters in High Energy Physics and Education. After a few more years in India, teaching at Mallya Aditi International School and at Stonehill International School, she founded Meghshala Trust. Today, she is involved with a dizzying number of initiatives in a mind-numbing number of other NGOs
Sridhar is a serial entrepreneur with more than 21 years of experience in software and wireless technology. His first venture, Online Anywhere, was sold to Yahoo! Inc., delivering a 40-fold return for investors. He contributed in key roles at Yahoo!, first as VP of Yahoo!'s mobile data business where he ran worldwide P & L, and later, as COO of Yahoo!'s Bangalore software development center. A senior technologist with extensive experience in searching, tagging, and creating scalable technology platforms, Sridhar thrives on using cutting edge innovation to create immense value for the masses. Sridhar has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Shankar is a world famous singer and composer of Indian music and a leader in the Indian music industry for the last 12 years. A winner of 3 National Film Awards and numerous other awards, he has collaborated with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain in the fusion band Shakti, and has sung for A.R. Rahman, a famed Oscar and Grammy winner. Shankar has an immense fan following, both in and outside of India.
Manoj is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor based in Bangalore. He conceived and co-founded Social Alpha to empower the innovators and entrepreneurs who are on a mission to create value for the poor, underserved and marginalized communities.
Dr. Mukund Thattai
Dr. Mukund Thattai obtained a B.A. in physics from Cornell University in 1999, and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. Since 2004 he has been on the faculty at the National Centre for Biological Sciences. Dr. Thattai is deeply involved in public engagement efforts and art/science collaborations, working with conceptual artists and theatre practitioners to explore the practice of biology and its impact on society.
Shashi has over 31 years of experience covering areas such as design, research and product development, operations audit, instructional design, people development and institution building. He has worked in the area of education leadership and management in government education systems, where he was responsible for setting up and leading a team, and networking with partners, to create and implement strategies for large scale development of leadership and management capabilities of education functionaries in Karnataka.
Dr. Prea Gulati
Dr. Gulati is an internationally recognized expert in public health. She has keynoted in conferences, and taught on urban health, all over the world. She was until recently a Professor of Public Health at George Washington University; and is a Visiting Professor at BRAC University. Dr. Gulati has led projects for various UN organizations and diverse Non Governmental Agencies, for the last fifteen years, in countries such as Afghanistan, Mexico, Ghana, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China and Kenya.
Sujata started her career as a management professional working with corporate organizations in India and overseas. She then moved into the area of vocational education and training wherein she focused on structuring educational opportunities for disadvantaged communities such as migrant groups and indigenous populations. She is especially good at helping companies on a change management re-structuring.
Jay Warrior has over twenty years of experience at the intersection of academics, technology and business creating new high technology based, business opportunities for Agilent Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Emerson, Fisher-Rosemount, and Honeywell in the US & in Asia.
Arvind has 10+ years of experience as a Visual Designer and User Interface Designer for Enterprise Software, Consumer as well as Social applications, all delivered over the web. Rapid prototyping real flows is his favourite design tool.
Shibani has 13+ years' of experience working as a qualified teacher and teacher trainer at various international schools. She has an MA from the Institute of Education and is currently doing an M.Sc. in Quantitative Research from University College, London. Shibani is passionate about data and English education for the masses.
Starting her working career as a banker, Praneeta subsequently moved to the world of teaching. She holds an M.Ed degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. She comes with more than 25 years of teaching experience,having taught both within the country and abroad. Travelling and soaking up countries and cultures excites Praneeta
Dr. Joan Huntley
Dr. Joan Huntley obtained her Ph.D. in Instructional Design from the University of Iowa. For over 20 years she served as an Associate Research Scientist leading a research and development team that focussed on digital learning. She has taught IB Design and Technology in India, the U.S. and online since 2008.
V S Thyagarajan
Mr. Thyagarajan has, for the last thirty years, been a finance director at large NGOs like Action Aid and AMREF
Sandipan, after a long stint and huge profit-making organisations like Just Dial, has started work with social entrepreneurship.
Armed with a Masters from IIT Madras, Venkatesh moved to University of Chicago to work for his PhD. Along the way, he also earned a Masters in Mathematics from Northeastern University in Boston. He was a Postdoc Fellow at Syracuse University before he moved to Recife in Brasil. Venkatesh's teaching experience is almost all along the East Coast of the Americas. This included a teaching Postdoctoral Fellow at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A. He currently teaches Mathematics at Bedford High School, Bedford, MA. and is also Adjunct faculty, Mathematics Department, University of Massachusetts. Lowell, MA. USA.