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Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman

Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, policy maker, telecom inventor and entrepreneur, who spent over four decades in Information and Communications Technology. Read More

Mr. Arun Maira

Arun Maira was appointed a Member of the Planning Commission in the Government of India in 2009. Read More

Dr. K. Kasturirangan

For over nine years until 2003, Dr. Kasturirangan steered the Indian Space programme as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Read More

Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, is presently also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 Read More

Mr. Kiran Karnik

Kiran Karnik held the office of President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT software and services industry in India, till 2008. Read More

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Shetty is a renowned cardiac surgeon and his team has pioneered neo-natal cardiac surgery. Read More

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

R. Gopalakrishnan has worked for thirty one years in Hindustan Unilever, and for twelve years in Tata. Read More

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw heads India Read More

Mr. Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur is considered one of India’s most visionary film directors. Read More

Mr. Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman of CA Technologies, India, is one of India Read More

Dr. Anil K. Gupta

Presently, Dr. Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Visiting Professor of Innovation Management in Emerging Markets, European Business School, Berlin. Read More

Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai is Professor at the School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). She has been with TIFR since 1985. Read More

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee

Mr Banerjee has held several senior posts with the CII for twenty two years (in all four regions of CII). He has been the Director General of CII since 2008. Read More

Dr. Samir Brahmachari

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari Ph.D., former Professor, IISc, Bangalore; Founder-Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (CSIR) Delh. Read More

Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Dr. Sanjay Govind Dhande has been the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 2001. He was the Founder Director of PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Read More

Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman Mr. Arun Maira Dr. K. Kasturirangan Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar Mr. Kiran Karnik Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Mr. Shekhar Kapur Mr. Saurabh Srivastava Dr. Anil K. Gupta Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee Dr. Samir Brahmachari Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Mr. Kiran Karnik

Former President, NASSCOM

Kiran Karnik held the office of President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT software and services industry in India, till 2008. During his six year tenure, industry exports grew almost eight times, nearing the USD 50 billion mark. Prior to 2001, he was the Managing Director at Discovery Network in India where he spearheaded the launch of Discovery Channel in South Asia in 1995, and Animal Planet in 1999. From 1991 to 1995, he was Founder- Director of the Consortium for Educational Communication, which wasresponsible for the Countrywide Classroom broadcasts and other ICT initiatives of India’s University Grants Commission.

Earlier, he worked in various positions at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), including that of Founder-Director of ISRO’s Development and Educational Communication Unit. He has also worked in the United Nations. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and the Central Employment Guarantee Council. Presently, he chairs the international Steering Committee of theCommonwealth Connects programme.

In 1998, the International Astronautical Federation awarded him theFrank Malina medal for Space Education. He has been conferred the Padma Shri in 2007 and the ‘DATAQUEST IT Person of the Year 2005’. BusinessWeek named him as one of the ‘Stars of Asia’ in 2004 and he was selected as Forbes magazine’s ‘Face of the Year 2003’.

Mr. Kiran Karnik on Indian Innovations



 
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