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Mission and Vision of WISE?

The mission is to attract global investments to drive the global economic recovery in countries that are impacted, including the USA. WISE2023 also showcases nondilutive investment opportunities from government agencies, nonprofits as well as foundation funds.

The goal of WISE is to recognize the success and vitality of the Investment Sector, including Health Care, Information Technology (Digital Transformation), and Industry 4.0.

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The WISE Opportunity

WISE 2023 will also provide an opportunity for Investors to showcase their fund and investment thesis to the world's most promising entrepreneurs.

The summit also provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their companies, share updates with global investors, and funds.

WISE acknowledges, encourages and celebrates the excellence among entrepreneurs, investors as well as industry executives.

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WISE Speaker Highlight

Here are a few selected speakers from our WISE2022 Meetings (WISE2023 speakers TBA).

Franklin UrteagaFormer White House Tech Advisor, Co-Founder, CEO, Oigetit Fake News Filter

Former White House Tech Advisor. Served two U.S. Presidents: Bill Clinton & Barack Obama. Expertise in Innovation + Tech Start-Ups + Artificial Intelligence + Blockchain. Helped build Global Brands (JDate, AmericanSingles, and ChristianMingle).

Launched 1st "INTERNET Day" at the White House to promote Internet throughout 50 U.S. states; Helped to grow Online Dating worldwide; Launching World's 1st Fake News Filter app (Oigetit.com) for all mobile devices worldwide.

Invited as Super VIP Keynote Speaker to top Silicon Valley conferences and seminars. Also invited to speak on Innovation in 3 cities of India: Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore. invited by the Provincial Governors and Mayors of 12 cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guiyang, Nanjing, Jinzhou, Jinan, Hangzhou, Shaoguan, Macau) in China to serve as Honored VIP Keynote Speaker.

Cross-Border Innovation Expert, discussing topics such as Innovation Trends + Artificial Intelligence + Blockchain + Fintech + Cryptocurrency + Unicorn Companies + Sharing Economy Companies + Entrepreneurship + Startups + President Xi's One Belt One Road. Recently, was only American Entrepreneur Invited to be Keynote Speaker at the famous 2017 "Zhongguancun Forum" in Beijing, China. About.me/franklinurteaga

Franklin UrteagaFormer White House Tech Advisor, Co-Founder, CEO, Oigetit Fake News Filter

Former White House Tech Advisor. Served two U.S. Presidents: Bill Clinton & Barack Obama. Expertise in Innovation + Tech Start-Ups + Artificial Intelligence + Blockchain. Helped build Global Brands (JDate, AmericanSingles, and ChristianMingle).

Launched 1st "INTERNET Day" at the White House to promote Internet throughout 50 U.S. states; Helped to grow Online Dating worldwide; Launching World's 1st Fake News Filter app (Oigetit.com) for all mobile devices worldwide.

Invited as Super VIP Keynote Speaker to top Silicon Valley conferences and seminars. Also invited to speak on Innovation in 3 cities of India: Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore. invited by the Provincial Governors and Mayors of 12 cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guiyang, Nanjing, Jinzhou, Jinan, Hangzhou, Shaoguan, Macau) in China to serve as Honored VIP Keynote Speaker.

Cross-Border Innovation Expert, discussing topics such as Innovation Trends + Artificial Intelligence + Blockchain + Fintech + Cryptocurrency + Unicorn Companies + Sharing Economy Companies + Entrepreneurship + Startups + President Xi's One Belt One Road. Recently, was only American Entrepreneur Invited to be Keynote Speaker at the famous 2017 "Zhongguancun Forum" in Beijing, China. About.me/franklinurteaga

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K.T. Rama Rao (KTR)Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments of Telangana Government, Working President of TRS Party

Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as KTR, is the Working President of TRS Party and the Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments of Telangana government.

The inclination towards public life was always there for KTR as he grew watching his father from close quarters. KTR decided that politics would be his life’s calling as he was strongly influenced by a quotation from his University days. KTR made his political debut by winning from Sircilla Assembly Constituency in 2009.

Born in Siddipet on 24 July, 1976, KTR is the son of K Chandrashekar Rao, the first Chief Minister of Telangana. He grew up in a politically active family and completed his schooling from St. George’s Grammar School, Hyderabad before going to Nizam College, Hyderabad. He studied M.Sc. in Biotechnology from University of Pune and also holds an MBA degree in Marketing and E-Commerce from City University of New York, NY.

After finishing his MBA, KTR worked in the USA between 2001 and 2006. But his interest in the prevailing socio-economic condition in the region brought him back to where his heart belongs – politics. He joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and worked under the leadership of his father to achieve Statehood to the region of Telangana. During this period, he travelled the length and breadth of the State and interacted with people to understand their problems and aspirations, which later helped in shaping his political career. KTR made his political entry in 2009 Assembly elections. He assumed the charge of a cabinet minister in the first Government of Telangana in June 2014.

KTR held key ministerial portfolios in the cabinet between 2014 and 2018. On 2nd June, 2014, he was sworn-in as Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development. KTR took charge of Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Mining, and NRI affairs Departments in 2016 and was relieved from Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department later. He was inducted into the Telangana Cabinet on 8th September, 2019 as the Minister for IT, Industries & Commerce and Municipal Administration & Urban Development.

Unflinching resolve, commitment and inclination to fight for the welfare and development of the State helped KTR work steadily with a wide spectrum of industry and political leaders in India and abroad. He has provided visionary leadership and put in relentless efforts in reimagining and reorienting the Departments he was assigned. As the Minister for IT, KTR has come up with a comprehensive plan to cater to the multi-dimensional requirements of the IT industry and has been backed by his dedicated and competent officers and staff. Several initiatives have been launched under his able leadership since 2014.

Initiatives for the State of Telangana

KTR has embarked upon an aggressive path to develop the IT and high-tech industry in the new State after assuming office. He has led efforts that successfully doubled the IT exports from Telangana in a span of five years. He has already taken up several initiatives includes creating proactive and business-friendly Industrial, IT and Electronics policies; facilitating electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the State; promoting entrepreneurship through creation of T Hub – India’s largest incubator for startups; generating skilled workers through Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK); offering quality education and training to identified groups through State-run Satellite Communications Network i.e. T-SAT, an exclusive start-up incubator for women entrepreneurs — We Hub; India’s largest prototyping centre for electronics, electromechanical and mechanical startups – T-Works; a key initiative to further improve the quality of citizen service delivery by leveraging the deep penetration of mobile usage in the state -T App Folio; declaring 2020 as the ‘Year of AI’ (Artificial Intelligence); to foster innovation driven economy in Telangana – TSIC (Telangana State Innovation Cell); for speedy processing of various clearances required for setting up of industries at a single point based on the self-certification – TS-iPASS (Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System); Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System- TS-bPASS.

The State has launched historic Water Grid project to provide tap water to about 8 million homes; this project piggybacks optic fiber in the same trench to create the most extensive broadband network in India. Taking a step ahead to deliver government services to the rural citizens over internet, he has initiated the E-Panchayat project.

KTR received Audi-Ritz Inspirational Icon of the Year Award (Politics) for 2015, SKOCH Challenger Award in the Start-up India category for Telangana’s path-breaking initiative T-Hub, and SKOCH Best Performing IT Minister Award for the year 2020.

K.T. Rama Rao (KTR)Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments of Telangana Government, Working President of TRS Party

Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as KTR, is the Working President of TRS Party and the Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments of Telangana government.

The inclination towards public life was always there for KTR as he grew watching his father from close quarters. KTR decided that politics would be his life’s calling as he was strongly influenced by a quotation from his University days. KTR made his political debut by winning from Sircilla Assembly Constituency in 2009.

Born in Siddipet on 24 July, 1976, KTR is the son of K Chandrashekar Rao, the first Chief Minister of Telangana. He grew up in a politically active family and completed his schooling from St. George’s Grammar School, Hyderabad before going to Nizam College, Hyderabad. He studied M.Sc. in Biotechnology from University of Pune and also holds an MBA degree in Marketing and E-Commerce from City University of New York, NY.

After finishing his MBA, KTR worked in the USA between 2001 and 2006. But his interest in the prevailing socio-economic condition in the region brought him back to where his heart belongs – politics. He joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and worked under the leadership of his father to achieve Statehood to the region of Telangana. During this period, he travelled the length and breadth of the State and interacted with people to understand their problems and aspirations, which later helped in shaping his political career. KTR made his political entry in 2009 Assembly elections. He assumed the charge of a cabinet minister in the first Government of Telangana in June 2014.

KTR held key ministerial portfolios in the cabinet between 2014 and 2018. On 2nd June, 2014, he was sworn-in as Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development. KTR took charge of Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Mining, and NRI affairs Departments in 2016 and was relieved from Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department later. He was inducted into the Telangana Cabinet on 8th September, 2019 as the Minister for IT, Industries & Commerce and Municipal Administration & Urban Development.

Unflinching resolve, commitment and inclination to fight for the welfare and development of the State helped KTR work steadily with a wide spectrum of industry and political leaders in India and abroad. He has provided visionary leadership and put in relentless efforts in reimagining and reorienting the Departments he was assigned. As the Minister for IT, KTR has come up with a comprehensive plan to cater to the multi-dimensional requirements of the IT industry and has been backed by his dedicated and competent officers and staff. Several initiatives have been launched under his able leadership since 2014.

Initiatives for the State of Telangana

KTR has embarked upon an aggressive path to develop the IT and high-tech industry in the new State after assuming office. He has led efforts that successfully doubled the IT exports from Telangana in a span of five years. He has already taken up several initiatives includes creating proactive and business-friendly Industrial, IT and Electronics policies; facilitating electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the State; promoting entrepreneurship through creation of T Hub – India’s largest incubator for startups; generating skilled workers through Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK); offering quality education and training to identified groups through State-run Satellite Communications Network i.e. T-SAT, an exclusive start-up incubator for women entrepreneurs — We Hub; India’s largest prototyping centre for electronics, electromechanical and mechanical startups – T-Works; a key initiative to further improve the quality of citizen service delivery by leveraging the deep penetration of mobile usage in the state -T App Folio; declaring 2020 as the ‘Year of AI’ (Artificial Intelligence); to foster innovation driven economy in Telangana – TSIC (Telangana State Innovation Cell); for speedy processing of various clearances required for setting up of industries at a single point based on the self-certification – TS-iPASS (Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System); Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System- TS-bPASS.

The State has launched historic Water Grid project to provide tap water to about 8 million homes; this project piggybacks optic fiber in the same trench to create the most extensive broadband network in India. Taking a step ahead to deliver government services to the rural citizens over internet, he has initiated the E-Panchayat project.

KTR received Audi-Ritz Inspirational Icon of the Year Award (Politics) for 2015, SKOCH Challenger Award in the Start-up India category for Telangana’s path-breaking initiative T-Hub, and SKOCH Best Performing IT Minister Award for the year 2020.

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H.E. Nii Ayitey Anumle OyankaPresident of Anamase Royal Alliance Council - ARAC- Ghana, President of Ga Ameri Plus

Nii Ayitey Anumle Oyanka, a King and Traditional Ruler under the Tunnmma Royal Dynasty of Abola Piam GA State and Anamase Royal Kingdom of Akyem Bosome Traditional Area. He President of Anamase Royal Alliance Council - ARAC- Ghana, President of Ga Ameri Plus LLC, After the Death of Nii Tackie Obilie II, contesting for the position of the GA Manste. He was appointed and installed to Act on behalf of the whole Paramount Gate of Accra. Below are reference articles to attest instalment after the late Nii Tackie Obilie II bereavement. [link-omitted] [link-omitted] [link-omitted] Chief Oyanka I, is a versatile Traditional Ruler who is a well-skilled individual with an extensive knowledge in Local Government, Mining Exploration & Advertising and. Chief Oyanka I is also a Business Consultant who renders expert advice to very renowned International and Indigenous Companies. He has very strong entrepreneurial skills believing in creating jobs for the youth, and due to this hard work, he was awarded the honour of recognition by Traditional Council as Youngest and yet alpha- Man of the Year (2016). Graduate from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) attained Bachelor, Project Management, Bachelor of Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Human Resource Management, BSc ICT, and a Member of (I.E.E.E). Chief Oyanka I, am fearless, perceptive, well informed about viable businesses, very resourceful, tenacious, very patient, so much passionate about mentoring others, shows great commitment to his subjects, as well as his Elders of Tunnma We, (Clan), the Kingmakers, business partners and investors.

H.E. Nii Ayitey Anumle OyankaPresident of Anamase Royal Alliance Council - ARAC- Ghana, President of Ga Ameri Plus

Nii Ayitey Anumle Oyanka, a King and Traditional Ruler under the Tunnmma Royal Dynasty of Abola Piam GA State and Anamase Royal Kingdom of Akyem Bosome Traditional Area. He President of Anamase Royal Alliance Council - ARAC- Ghana, President of Ga Ameri Plus LLC, After the Death of Nii Tackie Obilie II, contesting for the position of the GA Manste. He was appointed and installed to Act on behalf of the whole Paramount Gate of Accra. Below are reference articles to attest instalment after the late Nii Tackie Obilie II bereavement. [link-omitted] [link-omitted] [link-omitted] Chief Oyanka I, is a versatile Traditional Ruler who is a well-skilled individual with an extensive knowledge in Local Government, Mining Exploration & Advertising and. Chief Oyanka I is also a Business Consultant who renders expert advice to very renowned International and Indigenous Companies. He has very strong entrepreneurial skills believing in creating jobs for the youth, and due to this hard work, he was awarded the honour of recognition by Traditional Council as Youngest and yet alpha- Man of the Year (2016). Graduate from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) attained Bachelor, Project Management, Bachelor of Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Human Resource Management, BSc ICT, and a Member of (I.E.E.E). Chief Oyanka I, am fearless, perceptive, well informed about viable businesses, very resourceful, tenacious, very patient, so much passionate about mentoring others, shows great commitment to his subjects, as well as his Elders of Tunnma We, (Clan), the Kingmakers, business partners and investors.

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Prasun J. Mishra, PhDFounder, AAPM, Agility Pharma, & Precision BioPharma, Partner, Global Health Impact Network & Fund, BOD UCSF Health Hub, Chair WISE

Dr. Prasun Mishra is an investor, co-founder, and board member of a few U.S.-based corporations. He holds numerous life sciences patents, led pharmaceutical drug clinical trials, and received over 40 prestigious awards and honors. He is a member of several angel groups and chairs the World Investors Entrepreneurs Society (WISE), erstwhile AAPM Angels & Investors (AAi) investment collective. A founding investor in Barcelona Ventures, he also serves as an advisor to a $100M private equity fund. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the UCSF Health Hub and an advisor to the UCSF’s Catalyst Program, Innovation Ventures, and InVent Fund. Due to his unique perspective and selfless service, he is a highly-respected and sought-after mentor.

Prasun J. Mishra, PhDFounder, AAPM, Agility Pharma, & Precision BioPharma, Partner, Global Health Impact Network & Fund, BOD UCSF Health Hub, Chair WISE

Dr. Prasun Mishra is an investor, co-founder, and board member of a few U.S.-based corporations. He holds numerous life sciences patents, led pharmaceutical drug clinical trials, and received over 40 prestigious awards and honors. He is a member of several angel groups and chairs the World Investors Entrepreneurs Society (WISE), erstwhile AAPM Angels & Investors (AAi) investment collective. A founding investor in Barcelona Ventures, he also serves as an advisor to a $100M private equity fund. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the UCSF Health Hub and an advisor to the UCSF’s Catalyst Program, Innovation Ventures, and InVent Fund. Due to his unique perspective and selfless service, he is a highly-respected and sought-after mentor.

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Moon Moon SenFormer Member of Parliament, India, Actress (over 100 films/TV), Royal Family of Tripura

Moon Moon Sen, also known as Moonmoon Sen, is an Indian actress, known for her films in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Kannada. She finally played in Bollywood movies. She has appeared in 60 films and 40 television series. She received the Nandi Prize from Andhra Pradesh State in 1987, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in the film Sirivennela.

Moon Moon Sen was born on March 28, 1954 in a Hindu family of Kolkata, animated by popular actresses Bengali, Suchitra Sen and Dibanath Sen. His father, from Ballygunge Place, was the son of one of Kolkata’s wealthiest businessmen, Adinath Sen. His great-grandfather Dinanath Sen was the Diwan or a minister of the Maharaja of Tripura.

She was educated at Loreto Convent in Shillong and at Loreto House in Kolkata. She completed her studies at Somerville College, Oxford, and obtained a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Moon Moon Sen began her career in movies and television after marriage and motherhood. She made her debut at Andar Baahar (1984).

She joined the Trinamool congress in March 2014 and in 2014 won the Lok Sabha Polls in Bankura constituency, where she defeated the deputy of CPI (M), the deputy nine times, Basudeb Acharia. In 2019, she lost the election of the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency in favor of Babul Supriyo, of the BJP.

Moon Moon Sen was married in 1978 to a descendant of the former royal family of the state of Tripura. They have two daughters, actresses Raima Sen and Riya Sen. She has a high regard for her husband, for her constant support for her acting career.

Her mother-in-law, Ila Devi, daughter of Indira Raje, was Cooch Behar’s princess and Gayatri Devi’s older sister, the Maharani of Jaipur.

Moon Moon SenFormer Member of Parliament, India, Actress (over 100 films/TV), Royal Family of Tripura

Moon Moon Sen, also known as Moonmoon Sen, is an Indian actress, known for her films in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Kannada. She finally played in Bollywood movies. She has appeared in 60 films and 40 television series. She received the Nandi Prize from Andhra Pradesh State in 1987, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in the film Sirivennela.

Moon Moon Sen was born on March 28, 1954 in a Hindu family of Kolkata, animated by popular actresses Bengali, Suchitra Sen and Dibanath Sen. His father, from Ballygunge Place, was the son of one of Kolkata’s wealthiest businessmen, Adinath Sen. His great-grandfather Dinanath Sen was the Diwan or a minister of the Maharaja of Tripura.

She was educated at Loreto Convent in Shillong and at Loreto House in Kolkata. She completed her studies at Somerville College, Oxford, and obtained a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Moon Moon Sen began her career in movies and television after marriage and motherhood. She made her debut at Andar Baahar (1984).

She joined the Trinamool congress in March 2014 and in 2014 won the Lok Sabha Polls in Bankura constituency, where she defeated the deputy of CPI (M), the deputy nine times, Basudeb Acharia. In 2019, she lost the election of the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency in favor of Babul Supriyo, of the BJP.

Moon Moon Sen was married in 1978 to a descendant of the former royal family of the state of Tripura. They have two daughters, actresses Raima Sen and Riya Sen. She has a high regard for her husband, for her constant support for her acting career.

Her mother-in-law, Ila Devi, daughter of Indira Raje, was Cooch Behar’s princess and Gayatri Devi’s older sister, the Maharani of Jaipur.

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Gautami TadimallaFilm Actress, Television Presenter, Costume Designer, Social Worker & Television Actress

Gautami is an Indian Film Actress, Television Presenter, Costume Designer, Social Worker & Television Actress who known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films.

She is undoubtedly one of the most popular faces in South Indian film industry. She has worked in almost all south Indian language films and in addition to that, she has also worked in some Bollywood films. She was highly active in the showbiz industry till the mid-1990s. After which, she has continued with the acting but mostly in character roles. She was well known for her on-screen pairing with the superstar Kamla Hassan in Tamil films. Together they have given hit film such as Apoorva Sagodharargal, Thevar Magan, and Kuruthipunal among others. She did an item number alongside legendary Prabhu Deva in the film Gentleman for the song called ‘Chikk Buk’. That song is considered as the first item number in the history of Indian cinema.

She made her cinematic debut with the Telugu film Dayamayudu in the year 1987. She did some memorable Malayalam films such as His Highness Abdullah and Dhruvam. In her illustrious acting career, Malayalam film Ayalathe Adheham was arguably the biggest hit of her career.She has worked with all the superstar actors of Malayalam film industry.

Besides South Indian language films, she has also done Bollywood films and was well known for her association with legendary actor Mithun Chakraborty. The duo together worked in various Hindi films such as Janta Ki Adalat, Pyar Hua Chori Chori, and Teesra Kaun?.She is currently filming for two Malayalam films titled E and Vishwasapoorvam Mansoor.

In addition to acting, she is also a costume designer and for her work as a costume designer in Kamal Hassan starter film Dasavathaaram, she was awarded the Vijay Award under the category of Best Costume Designer. She will be next seen in Tamil film Thupparivalan 2.

Gautami TadimallaFilm Actress, Television Presenter, Costume Designer, Social Worker & Television Actress

Gautami is an Indian Film Actress, Television Presenter, Costume Designer, Social Worker & Television Actress who known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films.

She is undoubtedly one of the most popular faces in South Indian film industry. She has worked in almost all south Indian language films and in addition to that, she has also worked in some Bollywood films. She was highly active in the showbiz industry till the mid-1990s. After which, she has continued with the acting but mostly in character roles. She was well known for her on-screen pairing with the superstar Kamla Hassan in Tamil films. Together they have given hit film such as Apoorva Sagodharargal, Thevar Magan, and Kuruthipunal among others. She did an item number alongside legendary Prabhu Deva in the film Gentleman for the song called ‘Chikk Buk’. That song is considered as the first item number in the history of Indian cinema.

She made her cinematic debut with the Telugu film Dayamayudu in the year 1987. She did some memorable Malayalam films such as His Highness Abdullah and Dhruvam. In her illustrious acting career, Malayalam film Ayalathe Adheham was arguably the biggest hit of her career.She has worked with all the superstar actors of Malayalam film industry.

Besides South Indian language films, she has also done Bollywood films and was well known for her association with legendary actor Mithun Chakraborty. The duo together worked in various Hindi films such as Janta Ki Adalat, Pyar Hua Chori Chori, and Teesra Kaun?.She is currently filming for two Malayalam films titled E and Vishwasapoorvam Mansoor.

In addition to acting, she is also a costume designer and for her work as a costume designer in Kamal Hassan starter film Dasavathaaram, she was awarded the Vijay Award under the category of Best Costume Designer. She will be next seen in Tamil film Thupparivalan 2.

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Jahnavi Kumari MewarPartner, ONS Capital, Director JPM Capital & JSV Investments

Jahnavi has led her family office, Hukum Raj Legacy, and multi-family office investment companies for the last decade. Jahnvi previously worked for Ord Minett / JP Morgan as an Investment Advisor before launching a boutique investment bank JPM Capital.
Her experience and expertise encapsulate Asset Management in Private Equity and Structured Credit, Investment Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Advisory.

Jahnavi Kumari MewarPartner, ONS Capital, Director JPM Capital & JSV Investments

Jahnavi has led her family office, Hukum Raj Legacy, and multi-family office investment companies for the last decade. Jahnvi previously worked for Ord Minett / JP Morgan as an Investment Advisor before launching a boutique investment bank JPM Capital.
Her experience and expertise encapsulate Asset Management in Private Equity and Structured Credit, Investment Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Advisory.

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Sunitha TatiFilm Producer, Founder, Guru Films

A highly energetic and passionate film producer, Sunitha has had over 20 years of valuable media experience across Films (Suresh Productions of Ramanaidu Studios, Indian television (TV9), Radio (RadioMirchi of the Times Of India Group) and film (Mirchi Movies of the Times Of India Group).

With a production house of her own, called Guru Films Private Limited, she produced multiple South Indian blockbuster films, including Oh Baby! (2019), Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo (2016), Accham Yenbadhu Madhamaida (2016), Courier Boy Kalyan (2015), Bangaru Kodi Petta (2014), as well as critically-acclaimed feature films in the Hindi language including Shor In The City (2011).

A business graduate with a post graduate degree in Film Making from New York University, she started her career in movies with path-breaking films like Hyderabad Blues (1998) by Nagesh Kukunoor and Dollar Dreams (2000) by Sekhar Kammula.

Sunitha worked as an Executive Producer for Dollar Dreams, which won the National Award in 1998. She returned to India to understand the booming Regional markets in Indian Cinema.

In Hyderabad, she joined one of the most prestigious production houses, Ramanaidu Studios under successful Producer Suresh Babu as his Chief Assistant. During her term of four years, she worked across 8 films in Telugu and Hindi, in various positions. She excelled in various skill sets to take story lines from the Development stage to getting the script written with veteran writers to the liking of the Studio and planning the production phase, from Casting, Budgeting, Scheduling and the entire Production all the way to the first copy of the film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guru Group

Sunitha TatiFilm Producer, Founder, Guru Films

A highly energetic and passionate film producer, Sunitha has had over 20 years of valuable media experience across Films (Suresh Productions of Ramanaidu Studios, Indian television (TV9), Radio (RadioMirchi of the Times Of India Group) and film (Mirchi Movies of the Times Of India Group).

With a production house of her own, called Guru Films Private Limited, she produced multiple South Indian blockbuster films, including Oh Baby! (2019), Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo (2016), Accham Yenbadhu Madhamaida (2016), Courier Boy Kalyan (2015), Bangaru Kodi Petta (2014), as well as critically-acclaimed feature films in the Hindi language including Shor In The City (2011).

A business graduate with a post graduate degree in Film Making from New York University, she started her career in movies with path-breaking films like Hyderabad Blues (1998) by Nagesh Kukunoor and Dollar Dreams (2000) by Sekhar Kammula.

Sunitha worked as an Executive Producer for Dollar Dreams, which won the National Award in 1998. She returned to India to understand the booming Regional markets in Indian Cinema.

In Hyderabad, she joined one of the most prestigious production houses, Ramanaidu Studios under successful Producer Suresh Babu as his Chief Assistant. During her term of four years, she worked across 8 films in Telugu and Hindi, in various positions. She excelled in various skill sets to take story lines from the Development stage to getting the script written with veteran writers to the liking of the Studio and planning the production phase, from Casting, Budgeting, Scheduling and the entire Production all the way to the first copy of the film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guru Group

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Ragne SinikasFounder, World Women Conference & Awards, Complex Holdings, StarpreneursTV

Ragne Sinikas is the Founder of StarpreneursTV, World Women Conference & Awards. She is also an online marketer, award winning podcast & Connected TV host. She defines herself as a change makers coach, public speaker and a philanthropist.

Ragne SinikasFounder, World Women Conference & Awards, Complex Holdings, StarpreneursTV

Ragne Sinikas is the Founder of StarpreneursTV, World Women Conference & Awards. She is also an online marketer, award winning podcast & Connected TV host. She defines herself as a change makers coach, public speaker and a philanthropist.

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Satnam DeuchakarFounder, CEO, Deuchakar Trust, Executive Director of Development The private office of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi

She is a Philanthropist, businesswoman, and a CAM practitioner, spending her quality time uplifting the needy and underprivileged sections of society. She is an active supporter of environmental regeneration and strives towards protecting nature proper to the cause. She has actively participated in various conservational activities in Britain. Born as the second daughter of Dr. Prakash Lal Deuchakar, she was influenced in nature conservation and humanitarian concerns from her small age itself. Her father is a known philanthropist who has worked in India for
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Currently in Ukrainian border working with humanitarian rescue operation teams.

Satnam DeuchakarFounder, CEO, Deuchakar Trust, Executive Director of Development The private office of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi

She is a Philanthropist, businesswoman, and a CAM practitioner, spending her quality time uplifting the needy and underprivileged sections of society. She is an active supporter of environmental regeneration and strives towards protecting nature proper to the cause. She has actively participated in various conservational activities in Britain. Born as the second daughter of Dr. Prakash Lal Deuchakar, she was influenced in nature conservation and humanitarian concerns from her small age itself. Her father is a known philanthropist who has worked in India for
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Currently in Ukrainian border working with humanitarian rescue operation teams.

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Gary Goldman MD, DDS, MBAGary A Goldman DDS, MD, MBA, Founding, Managing General Partner, Global Health Impact Fund & Network

Dr. Goldman is a dynamic physician business leader and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience building, managing and advising multiple organizations. Founder of the Global Health Impact Network and Global Health Impact Fund, Gary has a passion to drive change in healthcare working in collaboration with those on the front line. A self-confessed ‘tech geek’ with a passion for digital health and how it can transform our lives. Widely recognized as a thought leader in digital health innovation and startups, Gary has a passion for people, technology and patients. His mission is to help transform patient care with systems and companies built by healthcare experts from the front lines.

Gary Goldman MD, DDS, MBAGary A Goldman DDS, MD, MBA, Founding, Managing General Partner, Global Health Impact Fund & Network

Dr. Goldman is a dynamic physician business leader and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience building, managing and advising multiple organizations. Founder of the Global Health Impact Network and Global Health Impact Fund, Gary has a passion to drive change in healthcare working in collaboration with those on the front line. A self-confessed ‘tech geek’ with a passion for digital health and how it can transform our lives. Widely recognized as a thought leader in digital health innovation and startups, Gary has a passion for people, technology and patients. His mission is to help transform patient care with systems and companies built by healthcare experts from the front lines.

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Hari Eppanapally, PhDChairman, CEO, The CIC Group, Inc,, Chairman, Quibble Genomics, Former VP, Bank of New York Mellon

Dr. Hari Eppanapally is a financial services professional with over 30 years’ of experience working in different roles with major Wall Street banks, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, BlackRock and Bank of New York Mellon. He is a visionary, an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, mentor and a philanthropist with a passion for healthcare, education, and the environment.
Dr. Eppanapally is an entrepreneur and investor in several disruptive technology companies and serves as Chairman of the Board for the CIC Group, Quibble Genomics Institute and Co-Founder of the GITA Fund, Vice President of Financial Policy Council.
Dr. Hari Eppanapally is the founding Chairman of the Lead India Foundation (USA) which is founded with the inspiration of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, with a mission to provide affordable quality Healthcare, affordable quality Education, Preserve and Protect the Planet for future generations, Develop Spiritual Families to Establish Peace & Harmony in the society and finally Transform Youth into Responsible Citizens and Engage them in Developing the Nation.

Hari Eppanapally, PhDChairman, CEO, The CIC Group, Inc,, Chairman, Quibble Genomics, Former VP, Bank of New York Mellon

Dr. Hari Eppanapally is a financial services professional with over 30 years’ of experience working in different roles with major Wall Street banks, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, BlackRock and Bank of New York Mellon. He is a visionary, an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, mentor and a philanthropist with a passion for healthcare, education, and the environment.
Dr. Eppanapally is an entrepreneur and investor in several disruptive technology companies and serves as Chairman of the Board for the CIC Group, Quibble Genomics Institute and Co-Founder of the GITA Fund, Vice President of Financial Policy Council.
Dr. Hari Eppanapally is the founding Chairman of the Lead India Foundation (USA) which is founded with the inspiration of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, with a mission to provide affordable quality Healthcare, affordable quality Education, Preserve and Protect the Planet for future generations, Develop Spiritual Families to Establish Peace & Harmony in the society and finally Transform Youth into Responsible Citizens and Engage them in Developing the Nation.

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Ahmed ZiyanDeputy Minister, Ministry of Environment Climate Change & Technology, Maldives

An entrepreneur, currently a Deputy Minister at Ministry of Environment and Energy – Government Of Maldives. Executive Committee Member of Maldives Reform Movement(MRM Political Party) Member of Media Committee. His company-Azar Holdings pvt ltd with offices in Maldives and Sri Lanka is a leading International trading and consulting company in and around Asia in the field of Real Estate, Travel & Tourism including Private charters.

Ahmed ZiyanDeputy Minister, Ministry of Environment Climate Change & Technology, Maldives

An entrepreneur, currently a Deputy Minister at Ministry of Environment and Energy – Government Of Maldives. Executive Committee Member of Maldives Reform Movement(MRM Political Party) Member of Media Committee. His company-Azar Holdings pvt ltd with offices in Maldives and Sri Lanka is a leading International trading and consulting company in and around Asia in the field of Real Estate, Travel & Tourism including Private charters.

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John Mattison, MDOperating Partner, CMIO. Arsenal Capital Partners

Dr. Mattison is Chief Medical Information Officer, Assistant Medical Director, Emeritus, at Kaiser Permanente. He focuses on transforming care delivery with information technology, through the convergence of exponential technologies and data liquidity. He led the design and implementation of the largest integrated electronic health record in the U.S., and leads various national programs including virtual care.

John Mattison, MDOperating Partner, CMIO. Arsenal Capital Partners

Dr. Mattison is Chief Medical Information Officer, Assistant Medical Director, Emeritus, at Kaiser Permanente. He focuses on transforming care delivery with information technology, through the convergence of exponential technologies and data liquidity. He led the design and implementation of the largest integrated electronic health record in the U.S., and leads various national programs including virtual care.

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Mengyao Ella Li, PhDCEO, ZGC Capital Corporation

Dr. Ella Li is a venture capital investor, advisor, board member and scientist with strong interests in life science, digital medicine, medical device and other health tech investment opportunities.

She has over 10+ years of experience in biotech research, and rich experiences in therapeutic investment opportunities from discovery and clinical proof-of-concept to commercialization stage.

Dr. Li has established and managed VC funds and several FOFs, such as one with portfolio funds including KPCB, Menlo, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Foundation Capital, and Institutional Venture Partners; founder of Medlabs healthcare accelerator, providing companies with funding, mentorship and key resources to transform life science and healthcare innovation.

She has an extensive publications in prestigious journals with IMF over 10 including Nature Communication, Cell Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, Molecular Cell, Diabetes etc. with 700+ citations.

Mengyao Ella Li, PhDCEO, ZGC Capital Corporation

Dr. Ella Li is a venture capital investor, advisor, board member and scientist with strong interests in life science, digital medicine, medical device and other health tech investment opportunities.

She has over 10+ years of experience in biotech research, and rich experiences in therapeutic investment opportunities from discovery and clinical proof-of-concept to commercialization stage.

Dr. Li has established and managed VC funds and several FOFs, such as one with portfolio funds including KPCB, Menlo, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Foundation Capital, and Institutional Venture Partners; founder of Medlabs healthcare accelerator, providing companies with funding, mentorship and key resources to transform life science and healthcare innovation.

She has an extensive publications in prestigious journals with IMF over 10 including Nature Communication, Cell Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, Molecular Cell, Diabetes etc. with 700+ citations.

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Sandeep MarwahFounder, AAFT University of Media and Arts, Marwah Studios - Noida Film City and Asian Academy of Film and TV

Seven Times International Record Holder In Media

1. Producer of 3000 short films, given opportunity to more than 10,000 film makers around the World.

2. Director of a film school-AAFT for 28 years. Churned out 19000 media professionals hailing from 145 countries of the world. Designed 55 courses in Media.

3 .Designed 10 International Festivals.President of “AAFT Festival of Short digital films” for the 105th time in 28years. Shown around 2300 films from 100 countries. The only festival which happens 4 times in a year. The only festival to reach 105th edition. Given opportunity to 2300 new directors to showcase their debut film.

4.Founder of Film City Noida, 16 Studios 350 Channels are being broadcast to 162 countries 24x7. Approx. 17000 media professional working in 3 Shift and cascading effect is that more than 100,000 people earning their bread because of film city

5. Founder President of Marwah Studios the first professional film studios of North India – Churned out 4500 Television programs in 30 years for approx 50 channels and associated with 125 feature films in different capacities along with 5000 training films.

6. Achieved world record by Associating with Queens Baton Relay in xixth Commonwealth Games Delhi, Clicked 10,000 pictures and 1000 Hrs of Filming by moving 20,000 km in 28 States 7 union territory of India – Covering 300 events, 900 locations, Shot & Edited 102 short films for everyday Telecast and 102 Radio Programs all in 102 Days.One of the 900 to run with the baton.Produced 3 minutes opening film of the Games at Nehru Stadium.

7. Only Media Person to be nominated by more than 50 Governments of the World as their representative including Presidents, Prime Ministers , Governors, Federal Ministers, Ambassadors and High Commissioners.

Have been an instrument in declaring Four World Wide Statements:
a. Clean India: Through our Organization Prime Minister Program SWACHH BHARAT

b. Global Yog Alliance: One of the 8 Organizations to Present Charter to Prime Minister to declare 21st June as World Yoga Day with United Nations.

c. International Journalism Centre: 12th February declared as International Day of Journalism.

d. Asian Unity Alliance & AAU; Declared 2nd April as the Asian Unity Day

Sandeep MarwahFounder, AAFT University of Media and Arts, Marwah Studios - Noida Film City and Asian Academy of Film and TV

Seven Times International Record Holder In Media

1. Producer of 3000 short films, given opportunity to more than 10,000 film makers around the World.

2. Director of a film school-AAFT for 28 years. Churned out 19000 media professionals hailing from 145 countries of the world. Designed 55 courses in Media.

3 .Designed 10 International Festivals.President of “AAFT Festival of Short digital films” for the 105th time in 28years. Shown around 2300 films from 100 countries. The only festival which happens 4 times in a year. The only festival to reach 105th edition. Given opportunity to 2300 new directors to showcase their debut film.

4.Founder of Film City Noida, 16 Studios 350 Channels are being broadcast to 162 countries 24x7. Approx. 17000 media professional working in 3 Shift and cascading effect is that more than 100,000 people earning their bread because of film city

5. Founder President of Marwah Studios the first professional film studios of North India – Churned out 4500 Television programs in 30 years for approx 50 channels and associated with 125 feature films in different capacities along with 5000 training films.

6. Achieved world record by Associating with Queens Baton Relay in xixth Commonwealth Games Delhi, Clicked 10,000 pictures and 1000 Hrs of Filming by moving 20,000 km in 28 States 7 union territory of India – Covering 300 events, 900 locations, Shot & Edited 102 short films for everyday Telecast and 102 Radio Programs all in 102 Days.One of the 900 to run with the baton.Produced 3 minutes opening film of the Games at Nehru Stadium.

7. Only Media Person to be nominated by more than 50 Governments of the World as their representative including Presidents, Prime Ministers , Governors, Federal Ministers, Ambassadors and High Commissioners.

Have been an instrument in declaring Four World Wide Statements:
a. Clean India: Through our Organization Prime Minister Program SWACHH BHARAT

b. Global Yog Alliance: One of the 8 Organizations to Present Charter to Prime Minister to declare 21st June as World Yoga Day with United Nations.

c. International Journalism Centre: 12th February declared as International Day of Journalism.

d. Asian Unity Alliance & AAU; Declared 2nd April as the Asian Unity Day

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Sarat Addanki, AyDCo-founder, Chairman, Ayurway USA

Dr. Sarat Addanki, Co-founder and Chairman of Ayurway USA & Radhaas Ayurway India, is an Ayurvedic Doctor from California College of Ayurveda with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University. He is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and a quality assurance professional with an impressive 27-year background in the implementation of Quality Programs and establishing Testing Centers of Excellence for large and complex IT landscapes such as McKesson Corporation, Tesla Motors, William’s Sonoma and other fortune 500 companies.

Deeply distressed after losing his mother to cancer, he did his Doctor program in Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda, and involved himself in Ayurveda and understood how it can benefit patients and help them overcome pain and side effects of conventional cancer therapy. He is also rooted deeply into a spiritual path, by being a practitioner of Yoga, Pranayama and Kriya Yoga since 2001. Dr. Sarat also happens to be a disciple of Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda – one of the most celebrated Yogis both in the eastern and western worlds.

Sarat Addanki, AyDCo-founder, Chairman, Ayurway USA

Dr. Sarat Addanki, Co-founder and Chairman of Ayurway USA & Radhaas Ayurway India, is an Ayurvedic Doctor from California College of Ayurveda with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University. He is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and a quality assurance professional with an impressive 27-year background in the implementation of Quality Programs and establishing Testing Centers of Excellence for large and complex IT landscapes such as McKesson Corporation, Tesla Motors, William’s Sonoma and other fortune 500 companies.

Deeply distressed after losing his mother to cancer, he did his Doctor program in Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda, and involved himself in Ayurveda and understood how it can benefit patients and help them overcome pain and side effects of conventional cancer therapy. He is also rooted deeply into a spiritual path, by being a practitioner of Yoga, Pranayama and Kriya Yoga since 2001. Dr. Sarat also happens to be a disciple of Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda – one of the most celebrated Yogis both in the eastern and western worlds.

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Roy Rillera Marzo, MD, PhDHead of the International Research Collaboration and Program Head of Master in Public Health at International Medical School, Management and Science University.

Professor Dr. Roy is the Head of the International Research Collaboration and Program Head of Master in Public Health at International Medical School, Management and Science University. He was the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, Chairman of Medical Research and Ethics, and Program Head in Master in Healthcare Management at Asia Metropolitan University, Malaysia.

Dr. Roy is an award-winning researcher with an international reputation for excellence and innovation. He is an editorial board member in several international journals, and his 70+ original research works and books are published in a variety of high-impact journals. He is also holding adjunct professorship positions at Universities in the USA, South America, and Asian countries.

He is one of Fight Cancer Global’s (USA) executive boards, a large voluntary multi-stakeholder organization. The institution aims to transform global cancer into one patient-centric community through global engagement and collaboration to improve cancer patients’ lives worldwide. Dr. Roy is also the international coordinator of Education Against Tobacco in Southeast Asia. He is making a significant contribution in addressing the social determinants of health tobacco prevention and cessation across South-East Asia. He recently led ground-breaking research related to mental health and quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic that participated in 45 countries.

Dr. Roy earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University, Philippines. He also finished his Masters of Public Health in the same university where he graduated highest Latin Honor- Magna Cum Laude. Also, he completed his Commonwealth Executive Master in Business Administration in Malaysia and was honored with the Outstanding Post-Graduate Thesis Cape Comorin Award. He is passionate and an advocator of quality education; thus, he obtained his Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Methodology at Asia Metropolitan University and Post Graduate Certificate in Distance Education at the University of the Philippines. As a Monash University Full Scholar, Dr. Roy is in the final year of his Ph.D. in Public Health at Monash University, Australia. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. in Education in Malaysia as a full scholar.

His research focuses on epidemiology, health promotion, public policy, research methodology, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, nutrition, aging and quality of life, social and behavioral health, and healthcare management.

Roy Rillera Marzo, MD, PhDHead of the International Research Collaboration and Program Head of Master in Public Health at International Medical School, Management and Science University.

Professor Dr. Roy is the Head of the International Research Collaboration and Program Head of Master in Public Health at International Medical School, Management and Science University. He was the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, Chairman of Medical Research and Ethics, and Program Head in Master in Healthcare Management at Asia Metropolitan University, Malaysia.

Dr. Roy is an award-winning researcher with an international reputation for excellence and innovation. He is an editorial board member in several international journals, and his 70+ original research works and books are published in a variety of high-impact journals. He is also holding adjunct professorship positions at Universities in the USA, South America, and Asian countries.

He is one of Fight Cancer Global’s (USA) executive boards, a large voluntary multi-stakeholder organization. The institution aims to transform global cancer into one patient-centric community through global engagement and collaboration to improve cancer patients’ lives worldwide. Dr. Roy is also the international coordinator of Education Against Tobacco in Southeast Asia. He is making a significant contribution in addressing the social determinants of health tobacco prevention and cessation across South-East Asia. He recently led ground-breaking research related to mental health and quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic that participated in 45 countries.

Dr. Roy earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University, Philippines. He also finished his Masters of Public Health in the same university where he graduated highest Latin Honor- Magna Cum Laude. Also, he completed his Commonwealth Executive Master in Business Administration in Malaysia and was honored with the Outstanding Post-Graduate Thesis Cape Comorin Award. He is passionate and an advocator of quality education; thus, he obtained his Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Methodology at Asia Metropolitan University and Post Graduate Certificate in Distance Education at the University of the Philippines. As a Monash University Full Scholar, Dr. Roy is in the final year of his Ph.D. in Public Health at Monash University, Australia. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. in Education in Malaysia as a full scholar.

His research focuses on epidemiology, health promotion, public policy, research methodology, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, nutrition, aging and quality of life, social and behavioral health, and healthcare management.

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Wade Bitaraf, MSFounder, Plug and Play Energy & Sustainability

Wade is the founder of Energy & Sustainability practice at Plug and Play. Plug and Play is the largest corporate innovation center and one of the most active early stage investors globally. Wade works closely with entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leaders, and investors with a focus on the energy industry value chain.

Previously, Wade worked in solar, published scientific articles, and led business development efforts in a startup.

Wade holds a master degree in Chemical Engineering and a master degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas engineering. His passion is at the intersection of technology and business.

Wade Bitaraf, MSFounder, Plug and Play Energy & Sustainability

Wade is the founder of Energy & Sustainability practice at Plug and Play. Plug and Play is the largest corporate innovation center and one of the most active early stage investors globally. Wade works closely with entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leaders, and investors with a focus on the energy industry value chain.

Previously, Wade worked in solar, published scientific articles, and led business development efforts in a startup.

Wade holds a master degree in Chemical Engineering and a master degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas engineering. His passion is at the intersection of technology and business.

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Yashwanth Hemaraj, MS, MBAPartner, Benhamou Global Ventures

Yashwanth Hemaraj is a venture capital investor at Benhamou Global Ventures. At BGV, his focus areas are technologies that drive the digital transformation of enterprises – ranging from cloud technologies, customer centric applications, cyber security, industrial IoT, to blockchain and advanced analytics solutions.

Yashwanth’s investments include companies such as Tagnos, Totango, 6dbytes, Macrometa and OneMob. He regularly advises entrepreneurs in multiple aspects of startups, including fundraising, go-to-market strategy and product development and is a mentor at various accelerators. Prior to BGV, Yashwanth was one of the first engineers at SpiderCloud Wireless, a venture backed bay area startup building indoor wireless systems. He graduated with a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland.

Yashwanth Hemaraj, MS, MBAPartner, Benhamou Global Ventures

Yashwanth Hemaraj is a venture capital investor at Benhamou Global Ventures. At BGV, his focus areas are technologies that drive the digital transformation of enterprises – ranging from cloud technologies, customer centric applications, cyber security, industrial IoT, to blockchain and advanced analytics solutions.

Yashwanth’s investments include companies such as Tagnos, Totango, 6dbytes, Macrometa and OneMob. He regularly advises entrepreneurs in multiple aspects of startups, including fundraising, go-to-market strategy and product development and is a mentor at various accelerators. Prior to BGV, Yashwanth was one of the first engineers at SpiderCloud Wireless, a venture backed bay area startup building indoor wireless systems. He graduated with a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland.

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Sam Goldberger, MD, MBAManaging Partner, Ambit Health Ventures

Ambit Health Ventures is a boutique healthcare innovation venture capital firm focused on investments in early-stage digital health. Our leaders have extensive experience in these sectors. Our aim is to improve healthcare through our portfolio companies’ innovation while achieving financial gain for our investors.

Sam Goldberger, MD, MBAManaging Partner, Ambit Health Ventures

Ambit Health Ventures is a boutique healthcare innovation venture capital firm focused on investments in early-stage digital health. Our leaders have extensive experience in these sectors. Our aim is to improve healthcare through our portfolio companies’ innovation while achieving financial gain for our investors.

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Ivelina Abadjieva, M EngManaging Partner, Innovation Center, Founder & Publisher DevStyleR

Iva Abadjieva is the founder of Java2Days – a leading Java tech conference in Bulgaria and the region.
The idea of an independent Bulgarian Java conference came to life more than 9 years ago. It took me about 6 months to think it through and decide to start the project. Such endeavor requires a solid investment – not just financially, but also in terms of time, dedication and, of course, ambition with a pinch of madness.
Back then I was aware of the main risks – the limited market in Bulgaria, which is decisive for sponsors; the fact that the larger portion of the software specialists who are the main target group of this conference are not
willing to pay for participation in such an event; the high initial investment; the risk that we may fail to attract top gurus as speakers.
In 2009 we launched our first Java2Days. Our strategy was to invite famous speakers who would guarantee the high profile of the event and would also help us attract sponsors and visitors. We managed to capture the vibe of the software industry in that period – with leading company sponsors and over 400
visitors the conference exceeded all our
expectations.
The same strategy – world class content combined with the highest quality services is the key to the success of Java2Days over the years.

Ivelina Abadjieva, M EngManaging Partner, Innovation Center, Founder & Publisher DevStyleR

Iva Abadjieva is the founder of Java2Days – a leading Java tech conference in Bulgaria and the region.
The idea of an independent Bulgarian Java conference came to life more than 9 years ago. It took me about 6 months to think it through and decide to start the project. Such endeavor requires a solid investment – not just financially, but also in terms of time, dedication and, of course, ambition with a pinch of madness.
Back then I was aware of the main risks – the limited market in Bulgaria, which is decisive for sponsors; the fact that the larger portion of the software specialists who are the main target group of this conference are not
willing to pay for participation in such an event; the high initial investment; the risk that we may fail to attract top gurus as speakers.
In 2009 we launched our first Java2Days. Our strategy was to invite famous speakers who would guarantee the high profile of the event and would also help us attract sponsors and visitors. We managed to capture the vibe of the software industry in that period – with leading company sponsors and over 400
visitors the conference exceeded all our
expectations.
The same strategy – world class content combined with the highest quality services is the key to the success of Java2Days over the years.

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Amy (McNary) Henry, CPACEO Eunike Ventures; TiE Houston Board Member

We are a Hybrid Energy Technology accelerator based in Houston that is underpinned by an Alliance of Energy Companies. Our focus is to provide technology startups with the opportunity to demonstrate their concept with paid pilots and then assist them to commercialize their product for wider market adoption.

OUR Mission
Attract Talent
Provide our entrepreneurial companies an advantage through our process, expertise, ethos, and our business partners

Collaborative Environment
Jointly solve industry issues important to our business, stakeholders, and communities

Focused Acceleration
Focus our technology choices that drive the value needle of the customer

Realized Profits
Create sustainable profitability and long-term value for our shareholders, entrepreneurs, and customers

Amy (McNary) Henry, CPACEO Eunike Ventures; TiE Houston Board Member

We are a Hybrid Energy Technology accelerator based in Houston that is underpinned by an Alliance of Energy Companies. Our focus is to provide technology startups with the opportunity to demonstrate their concept with paid pilots and then assist them to commercialize their product for wider market adoption.

OUR Mission
Attract Talent
Provide our entrepreneurial companies an advantage through our process, expertise, ethos, and our business partners

Collaborative Environment
Jointly solve industry issues important to our business, stakeholders, and communities

Focused Acceleration
Focus our technology choices that drive the value needle of the customer

Realized Profits
Create sustainable profitability and long-term value for our shareholders, entrepreneurs, and customers

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Eric Kohlmann, MSVenture Partner, Arc Ventures

Eric is an experienced technology investor, with a background in physics and quantitative finance. He focuses on early stage technology companies with a focus on frontier tech and incubating ventures with academic founders.

Through Kohlmann & Co, Eric has been an active angel investor in leading technology companies. Most recently, he was an investor in the New York-based neuroscience startup CTRL-Labs, which announced its sale to Facebook in October 2019 in one of its largest acquisitions to date.

Eric was Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trinnacle Capital Management, a quantitative hedge fund, applying AI and machine learning to alternative datasets for algorithmic trading. In 2019, Trinnacle announced the acquisition of its IP in alternative data and machine learning by a large, international hedge fund.

A classical music enthusiast (and hobby pianist), Eric is a regular at many concert halls and loves discovering new composers, venues and festivals.

Eric holds a Masters in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid and started his academic career at Eton College in the UK, going on to study at ETH Zurich and TU Munich where he successfully completed his Bachelor in Physics. His work focused on studying the electrochemical properties of titanium-oxy-carbide nanotubes in 2011 as a material used in fuel cell membranes.

Eric speaks English, German, Portuguese and some French and Japanese. He is married to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Alana Mendelsohn, MD PhD. They have one daughter.

Eric Kohlmann, MSVenture Partner, Arc Ventures

Eric is an experienced technology investor, with a background in physics and quantitative finance. He focuses on early stage technology companies with a focus on frontier tech and incubating ventures with academic founders.

Through Kohlmann & Co, Eric has been an active angel investor in leading technology companies. Most recently, he was an investor in the New York-based neuroscience startup CTRL-Labs, which announced its sale to Facebook in October 2019 in one of its largest acquisitions to date.

Eric was Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trinnacle Capital Management, a quantitative hedge fund, applying AI and machine learning to alternative datasets for algorithmic trading. In 2019, Trinnacle announced the acquisition of its IP in alternative data and machine learning by a large, international hedge fund.

A classical music enthusiast (and hobby pianist), Eric is a regular at many concert halls and loves discovering new composers, venues and festivals.

Eric holds a Masters in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid and started his academic career at Eton College in the UK, going on to study at ETH Zurich and TU Munich where he successfully completed his Bachelor in Physics. His work focused on studying the electrochemical properties of titanium-oxy-carbide nanotubes in 2011 as a material used in fuel cell membranes.

Eric speaks English, German, Portuguese and some French and Japanese. He is married to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Alana Mendelsohn, MD PhD. They have one daughter.

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Shawn FlynnPrincipal, Global Capital Markets, Host, Silicon Valley Podcast

Shawn Flynn started his career by founding, scaling and successfully exiting a company in Beijing China.
He then returned to the US to work with companies ranging from fast growing Silicon Valley startups to
established overseas public companies. He brings his international experience working with all stages
and sectors of businesses to his role as Principal at Global Capital Markets, a premier middle market
investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and
valuation. With offices in the United States, Canada, and Asia. Independent advice and intellectual rigor
are hallmarks of his commitment to client successes.

Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCSD and speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also holds FINRA Series SIE, 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.

Shawn lives in San Francisco and practices Brazilian Jujitsu, Salsa Dancing and has a passion for learning about languages and cultures.

Short list of past Speaking engagements: Chinese Institute of Engineers, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation Awards, Internet of Things World, Conference and Expo, The Mentoring Club, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

Shawn FlynnPrincipal, Global Capital Markets, Host, Silicon Valley Podcast

Shawn Flynn started his career by founding, scaling and successfully exiting a company in Beijing China.
He then returned to the US to work with companies ranging from fast growing Silicon Valley startups to
established overseas public companies. He brings his international experience working with all stages
and sectors of businesses to his role as Principal at Global Capital Markets, a premier middle market
investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and
valuation. With offices in the United States, Canada, and Asia. Independent advice and intellectual rigor
are hallmarks of his commitment to client successes.

Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCSD and speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also holds FINRA Series SIE, 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.

Shawn lives in San Francisco and practices Brazilian Jujitsu, Salsa Dancing and has a passion for learning about languages and cultures.

Short list of past Speaking engagements: Chinese Institute of Engineers, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation Awards, Internet of Things World, Conference and Expo, The Mentoring Club, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

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Harry Kloor, PhDCo-Founder, CEO, Beyond Imagination, Writer, Producer, Director, Jupiter 9 Productions

Dr. Harry Kloor is a successful serial entrepreneur, scientist, technologist, educator, policy advisor, author, and Hollywood filmmaker. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Imagination; a company that has developed a suite of exponential technology solutions that deploys AI, AR, Robotics, Machine Learning and human-computer interaction technology to enhance and revolutionize the world’s workforce.

Dr. Kloor has received numerous awards, most recently The Golden Axon Award from the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics; most notable from the past, he was named ABC World News: Person of the Week honor in 1994. He worked as advisor for NASA, US SENATE, JPL, and numerous other science organizations. According to the US Council of Graduate Schools, Dr. Kloor is the only person in world history to earn two Ph.D.s simultaneously. His degrees are in Physics and Chemistry and were earned in 1994 from Purdue University. Dr. Kloor is a martial arts expert with 45 years of experience and numerous black belt degrees.

Dr. Kloor was one of the five founding team members of XPRIZE and served at its CSO until 2005. He was on the founding team of Singularity University and taught at Singularity’s first summer program. In 2016 he created the ten million dollar Avatar XPRIZE, and in 2018 he co-created the Carbon Extraction Xprize with Jeff Holden and Jon Vein. Elon Musk funded this 100 Million plus prize purse in 2021.

Dr. Kloor has worked with a large number of scientific organizations, universities, and companies to advance exponential technologies ranging from robotics, holographic capture, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, deep machine learning, sensor networks, IoT, volumetric capture, haptics, holography, etc. Dr. Kloor recently exited from Stem CC, a company he co-founded. In 2019, based on this work, the Word Economic Forum named Robotic Avatars as one of the top ten emerging technologies, in the same year Dr. Kloor chaired the Robotic sessions at AI for Good UN hosted conference in Geneva. 2020 WEF invited Dr. Kloor to speak on the economic impact Robotic Avatars will have in the coming decade. Dr. Kloor co-founded Rocket Racing League with Peter Diamandis and Bob Hariri.

Dr. Kloor is also a professional filmmaker, with over 25 years of experience working in Hollywood. He has produced, written, and directed science fiction films and television series in Hollywood, starting with Star Trek: Voyager and the series and co-created the series Earth: Final Conflict. In 2007-2009, Dr. Kloor helped launch Taiwan’s animation industry by bringing his NASA/JPL Quantum Quest (QQ) film production to Taiwan. This marked the first big animation film ever animated in Taiwan. This film was designed to educate and inspire kids about the Cassini-Huygens space mission and science in general. This is the only film that Neil Armstrong participated in his life. He is currently developing a range of science fiction TV and film projects for Hideaway films, and working on several TV projects with famed showrunner Tim Kring (Heroes).

Prior to Beyond Imagination, Dr. Kloor was the founder of StemCC – a stem cell company that was sold in 2018 to Celularity, one of the world’s most cutting edge clinical-stage cell therapeutics companies (founded by Peter Diamandis and Bob Harari). Dr. Kloor also sits on the board of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Society, and serves as their Chief Scientific Advisor and Educational Outreach Coordinator. Dr. Kloor also sits on the board of VR Education Holdings (https://immersivevreducation.com) a virtual reality company that is listed on London Stock exchange.

Harry Kloor, PhDCo-Founder, CEO, Beyond Imagination, Writer, Producer, Director, Jupiter 9 Productions

Dr. Harry Kloor is a successful serial entrepreneur, scientist, technologist, educator, policy advisor, author, and Hollywood filmmaker. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Imagination; a company that has developed a suite of exponential technology solutions that deploys AI, AR, Robotics, Machine Learning and human-computer interaction technology to enhance and revolutionize the world’s workforce.

Dr. Kloor has received numerous awards, most recently The Golden Axon Award from the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics; most notable from the past, he was named ABC World News: Person of the Week honor in 1994. He worked as advisor for NASA, US SENATE, JPL, and numerous other science organizations. According to the US Council of Graduate Schools, Dr. Kloor is the only person in world history to earn two Ph.D.s simultaneously. His degrees are in Physics and Chemistry and were earned in 1994 from Purdue University. Dr. Kloor is a martial arts expert with 45 years of experience and numerous black belt degrees.

Dr. Kloor was one of the five founding team members of XPRIZE and served at its CSO until 2005. He was on the founding team of Singularity University and taught at Singularity’s first summer program. In 2016 he created the ten million dollar Avatar XPRIZE, and in 2018 he co-created the Carbon Extraction Xprize with Jeff Holden and Jon Vein. Elon Musk funded this 100 Million plus prize purse in 2021.

Dr. Kloor has worked with a large number of scientific organizations, universities, and companies to advance exponential technologies ranging from robotics, holographic capture, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, deep machine learning, sensor networks, IoT, volumetric capture, haptics, holography, etc. Dr. Kloor recently exited from Stem CC, a company he co-founded. In 2019, based on this work, the Word Economic Forum named Robotic Avatars as one of the top ten emerging technologies, in the same year Dr. Kloor chaired the Robotic sessions at AI for Good UN hosted conference in Geneva. 2020 WEF invited Dr. Kloor to speak on the economic impact Robotic Avatars will have in the coming decade. Dr. Kloor co-founded Rocket Racing League with Peter Diamandis and Bob Hariri.

Dr. Kloor is also a professional filmmaker, with over 25 years of experience working in Hollywood. He has produced, written, and directed science fiction films and television series in Hollywood, starting with Star Trek: Voyager and the series and co-created the series Earth: Final Conflict. In 2007-2009, Dr. Kloor helped launch Taiwan’s animation industry by bringing his NASA/JPL Quantum Quest (QQ) film production to Taiwan. This marked the first big animation film ever animated in Taiwan. This film was designed to educate and inspire kids about the Cassini-Huygens space mission and science in general. This is the only film that Neil Armstrong participated in his life. He is currently developing a range of science fiction TV and film projects for Hideaway films, and working on several TV projects with famed showrunner Tim Kring (Heroes).

Prior to Beyond Imagination, Dr. Kloor was the founder of StemCC – a stem cell company that was sold in 2018 to Celularity, one of the world’s most cutting edge clinical-stage cell therapeutics companies (founded by Peter Diamandis and Bob Harari). Dr. Kloor also sits on the board of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Society, and serves as their Chief Scientific Advisor and Educational Outreach Coordinator. Dr. Kloor also sits on the board of VR Education Holdings (https://immersivevreducation.com) a virtual reality company that is listed on London Stock exchange.

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Shelli Brunswick, MBACOO of Space Foundation

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a space acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force to her current role overseeing Space Foundation's three primary divisions: Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium 365, and Global Alliance.

Advocating for space technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Shelli collaborates with government, commercial and educational sectors on initiatives for space commerce, young professionals, teacher development, and space-inspired curriculum.

Brunswick’s work to champion the inclusion of underserved groups stems from staying true to the values instilled while she was in the military: a passion to share her journey, give back to the space community, and contribute to the development of the next-generation workforce. As a leading role model for women in space, Brunswick was selected as the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Role Model of the Year by WomenTech Network, a Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal and a Top Women In Aerospace and Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn!.

Brunswick speaks at organizations and events around the globe to advance space technology innovation partnerships and collaboration, chairs the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, chairs Space Entrepreneurship at Tod’Aers, chairs Space Tourism Society Africa, Chairs G100 Space Technology Wing, co-chairs Global Policy Insight Quad Forum and hosts the Women’s Global Gathering annually at Space Symposium. In addition, she is one of only 54 women worldwide to be selected by the United Nations as a mentor for its Space4Women program and is a World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) Senator for the United States of America and serves as a board member for their Global Women Leaders Committee. She is a founding advisory board member for WomenTech Network and on an advisory board member for the Lifeboat Foundation. She sits on the board of directors for Manufacturer's Edge and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

Shelli Brunswick, MBACOO of Space Foundation

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a space acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force to her current role overseeing Space Foundation's three primary divisions: Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium 365, and Global Alliance.

Advocating for space technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Shelli collaborates with government, commercial and educational sectors on initiatives for space commerce, young professionals, teacher development, and space-inspired curriculum.

Brunswick’s work to champion the inclusion of underserved groups stems from staying true to the values instilled while she was in the military: a passion to share her journey, give back to the space community, and contribute to the development of the next-generation workforce. As a leading role model for women in space, Brunswick was selected as the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Role Model of the Year by WomenTech Network, a Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal and a Top Women In Aerospace and Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn!.

Brunswick speaks at organizations and events around the globe to advance space technology innovation partnerships and collaboration, chairs the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, chairs Space Entrepreneurship at Tod’Aers, chairs Space Tourism Society Africa, Chairs G100 Space Technology Wing, co-chairs Global Policy Insight Quad Forum and hosts the Women’s Global Gathering annually at Space Symposium. In addition, she is one of only 54 women worldwide to be selected by the United Nations as a mentor for its Space4Women program and is a World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) Senator for the United States of America and serves as a board member for their Global Women Leaders Committee. She is a founding advisory board member for WomenTech Network and on an advisory board member for the Lifeboat Foundation. She sits on the board of directors for Manufacturer's Edge and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

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Mark RitchieFormer Secretary of State, Minnesota, President of Global Minnesota

Mark Ritchie is president of Global Minnesota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to advancing international understanding and engagement. A graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Iowa State University, Mark served as Minnesota’s Secretary of State from 2007 to 2015. He co-chairs the public-private partnership working to bring the 2027 World Expo to Minnesota and serves on the national board of directors for Expo USA, Communicating for America, the U.S. Vote Foundation, the Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors. In 2019, Mark was appointed by then-Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to serve as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) from Minnesota.

Mark RitchieFormer Secretary of State, Minnesota, President of Global Minnesota

Mark Ritchie is president of Global Minnesota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to advancing international understanding and engagement. A graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Iowa State University, Mark served as Minnesota’s Secretary of State from 2007 to 2015. He co-chairs the public-private partnership working to bring the 2027 World Expo to Minnesota and serves on the national board of directors for Expo USA, Communicating for America, the U.S. Vote Foundation, the Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors. In 2019, Mark was appointed by then-Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to serve as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) from Minnesota.

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Amy CovenyManaging Partner, Quake Capital Partners

Experienced growth operator turned venture capitalist with a track record of helping scale companies from pre-seed to IPO. Skilled in go-to-market, sales and business development strategy, execution of goals, team leadership and portfolio management. Firm believer in giving back, raising the bar of excellence, an attitude of gratitude and the importance of each decision.

Amy CovenyManaging Partner, Quake Capital Partners

Experienced growth operator turned venture capitalist with a track record of helping scale companies from pre-seed to IPO. Skilled in go-to-market, sales and business development strategy, execution of goals, team leadership and portfolio management. Firm believer in giving back, raising the bar of excellence, an attitude of gratitude and the importance of each decision.

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Ritesh JainCo-Founder, Infynit, Former COO HSBC, Advisor G20 GPFI, Harvard Business Review and MIT

Ritesh is a Co-Founder at Infynit - Humanising Credit and Credit Cards, he is a Former COO at HSBC. He is an Entrepreneurial Technology Leader & Board Advisor with global experience across various sectors including Payments & Banking, He led the future of payments for VISA and introduced Apple Pay, built a wealth management company as a founder CTO. Presently, he is a member of a G20 Initiative for financial inclusion; Advisor to Open Banking in EU & Africa, Harvard Business Review (HBR), payment regulators and government bodies for the initiative in social and financial inclusion and a member of MIT Global Tech Panel. Past roles include mentor to the UK Parliament Digital Service & Startups.

Ritesh JainCo-Founder, Infynit, Former COO HSBC, Advisor G20 GPFI, Harvard Business Review and MIT

Ritesh is a Co-Founder at Infynit - Humanising Credit and Credit Cards, he is a Former COO at HSBC. He is an Entrepreneurial Technology Leader & Board Advisor with global experience across various sectors including Payments & Banking, He led the future of payments for VISA and introduced Apple Pay, built a wealth management company as a founder CTO. Presently, he is a member of a G20 Initiative for financial inclusion; Advisor to Open Banking in EU & Africa, Harvard Business Review (HBR), payment regulators and government bodies for the initiative in social and financial inclusion and a member of MIT Global Tech Panel. Past roles include mentor to the UK Parliament Digital Service & Startups.

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Simeon NunnallyDirector, World Trade Centre, Atlanta

Chief Executive Officer, Veteran, experienced NSBA District Representative and member of the World Trade Center-Atlanta, with a demonstrated history of working in Non-profit organizations and Corporate management industry. Skilled in Emergency Management, Operational Planning, Innovative Development, International Relations, Research, and Writing. Strong community, Corporate, International and Political relationships. While still currently enrolled in Columbia College.

Simeon NunnallyDirector, World Trade Centre, Atlanta

Chief Executive Officer, Veteran, experienced NSBA District Representative and member of the World Trade Center-Atlanta, with a demonstrated history of working in Non-profit organizations and Corporate management industry. Skilled in Emergency Management, Operational Planning, Innovative Development, International Relations, Research, and Writing. Strong community, Corporate, International and Political relationships. While still currently enrolled in Columbia College.

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Shohei NagatsukaInvestment Team, McRock Capital (Secondment from Mitsubishi Corporation)

Born in Baghdad, Shohei has found life to be a journey with pit stops in Norway, Tokyo, Singapore, Australia, the UK, Tokyo (for the second time) and now, Toronto. As an ambassador of multiculturalism, he has deep thoughts about cultural inclusivity in the workplace and is happiest when meeting people who offer him the chance to learn something new.

Professionally, Shohei’s experiences are similarly varied. While at Mitsubishi Corporation, he wore many hats – at times, selling industrial-sized compressors and at times, undertaking the development of energy sector projects as contract manager. He has gained extensive oil & gas experience from structuring and negotiating a variety of large infrastructure projects around the globe.

After getting involved on the software side of production optimization of an energy plant with Chiyoda Corporation, Shohei developed a passion for digital technologies and eventually found his way to McRock through the investor secondment program. Since then, he has been reaching out to passionate entrepreneurs and often finds himself thinking about technologies that could make the world better.

Shohei received a BA degree in Business Administration from the International Christian University in Japan.

Shohei NagatsukaInvestment Team, McRock Capital (Secondment from Mitsubishi Corporation)

Born in Baghdad, Shohei has found life to be a journey with pit stops in Norway, Tokyo, Singapore, Australia, the UK, Tokyo (for the second time) and now, Toronto. As an ambassador of multiculturalism, he has deep thoughts about cultural inclusivity in the workplace and is happiest when meeting people who offer him the chance to learn something new.

Professionally, Shohei’s experiences are similarly varied. While at Mitsubishi Corporation, he wore many hats – at times, selling industrial-sized compressors and at times, undertaking the development of energy sector projects as contract manager. He has gained extensive oil & gas experience from structuring and negotiating a variety of large infrastructure projects around the globe.

After getting involved on the software side of production optimization of an energy plant with Chiyoda Corporation, Shohei developed a passion for digital technologies and eventually found his way to McRock through the investor secondment program. Since then, he has been reaching out to passionate entrepreneurs and often finds himself thinking about technologies that could make the world better.

Shohei received a BA degree in Business Administration from the International Christian University in Japan.

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Rachna Dayal Goel, MBACOO, General Partner, GHIN Institutional Fund

Rachna is COO and General Partner at GHIN Institutional Fund, She has a unique background and a set of experiences across technology, healthcare, startups, and big corporations. Prior to GHIN, she was ‘Transforming Customer Experience’ for Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain.

Rachna is a business leader with breadth and depth that enables her to make impactful end to end business decisions. Her experiences include Supply Chain, Strategy and Innovation, Marketing & Market Research, Change Management and R&D across USA, Europe and Asia. Rachna has spent a significant part of her career creating new strategies and launching them whether it has been in asynchronous technology, new disease areas or innovative service solutions.

She is a believer that progress happens when an amazing idea is given a fair chance with strong execution. Her hobbies include traveling, music and writing science fiction short stories. Rachna is currently based out of New Jersey, USA.

Rachna Dayal Goel, MBACOO, General Partner, GHIN Institutional Fund

Rachna is COO and General Partner at GHIN Institutional Fund, She has a unique background and a set of experiences across technology, healthcare, startups, and big corporations. Prior to GHIN, she was ‘Transforming Customer Experience’ for Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain.

Rachna is a business leader with breadth and depth that enables her to make impactful end to end business decisions. Her experiences include Supply Chain, Strategy and Innovation, Marketing & Market Research, Change Management and R&D across USA, Europe and Asia. Rachna has spent a significant part of her career creating new strategies and launching them whether it has been in asynchronous technology, new disease areas or innovative service solutions.

She is a believer that progress happens when an amazing idea is given a fair chance with strong execution. Her hobbies include traveling, music and writing science fiction short stories. Rachna is currently based out of New Jersey, USA.

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Labid AzizCo-Founder, CEO, PoC Studios, Former COO/CFO, Wayfarer Studios

Labid Aziz is a strategic, operations-focused executive who understands the qualitative and quantitative elements needed to build successful companies. Mr. Aziz gained his operational knowledge while holding senior management positions in companies in the technology and media/communications industries during which he also gained significant experience in feature film finance and production. In addition, Mr. Aziz has been involved in business development, financial modeling, compliance and due diligence efforts as related to physical commodities trading. He is versed in logistical and legal oversight of physical commodities from metals, minerals, energy to agricultural products. Because of his global network and unique skill sets, Mr. Aziz has found success in divergent yet uniquely overlapping verticals.

Specialties: Entrepreneur, Deal Strategy & Negotiation, Media Production, Film Production, Film Finance, Slate Finance, P&A Finance, Structured Finance, Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Branding, Marketing, Logistics, Operations, Physical Commodities

Labid AzizCo-Founder, CEO, PoC Studios, Former COO/CFO, Wayfarer Studios

Labid Aziz is a strategic, operations-focused executive who understands the qualitative and quantitative elements needed to build successful companies. Mr. Aziz gained his operational knowledge while holding senior management positions in companies in the technology and media/communications industries during which he also gained significant experience in feature film finance and production. In addition, Mr. Aziz has been involved in business development, financial modeling, compliance and due diligence efforts as related to physical commodities trading. He is versed in logistical and legal oversight of physical commodities from metals, minerals, energy to agricultural products. Because of his global network and unique skill sets, Mr. Aziz has found success in divergent yet uniquely overlapping verticals.

Specialties: Entrepreneur, Deal Strategy & Negotiation, Media Production, Film Production, Film Finance, Slate Finance, P&A Finance, Structured Finance, Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Branding, Marketing, Logistics, Operations, Physical Commodities

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Martyn EelesDirector Operations, Global Health Network and Fund

Martyn Eeles is a former top ten financial advisor, executive board member, and executive leadership coach in the Bay Area. Martyn is a super-connector that has consulted with several fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and remote asynchronous.

He is a former founder turned mentor/coach. He is a startup mentor and coach for several startups in Budapest, San Francisco, Seoul, and Hong Kong

Martyn is a talented, focused, determined, relentless, self-motivated, and independently minded mentor for Design Terminal and Budapest Business School. His dedicated, resilient, and loving spirit, coupled with his ample business acumen and knowledge, and ability to make businesses proliferate into bigger enterprises have made the graduate with an international finance and business degree from The Open University an expert in growing networks and companies.

Martyn has become a brand and known name in Sales, and he inspires and motivates many young talented people about the high potentials of building relationships. Motivated and passionate about getting what he loves out of life, and his outstanding problem-solving skills have made him benefit from great mentors who both inspired and taught him many things on how to be successful in life. And that proven mindset he continually shares whenever he gives a speech at a seminar or conference or when he is coaching founders and executives.

Martyn has scaled several companies from local businesses to global businesses, he was the youngest partner at a financial firm and was listed as a top 200-blockchain executive.

Martyn's relentless drive has driven and propelled him to scale greater heights with his consulting firm, which is focused on helping startups with mentorship — assisting companies in scaling to new markets, Martyn consults with Fortune 500 companies and governments on the implementation of new technology such as Blockchain and AI. Martyn has come this far through his belief, tenacity, and hard work, and believes that there is always a way out if you fail to give up, you will breakthrough, he plans to help more companies become more tech efficient and assisting new startups in expanding to the US market. Whenever he is not mentoring or teaching on the importance of adopting a new mindset Martyn spends his time educating himself through several online courses.

Martyn EelesDirector Operations, Global Health Network and Fund

Martyn Eeles is a former top ten financial advisor, executive board member, and executive leadership coach in the Bay Area. Martyn is a super-connector that has consulted with several fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and remote asynchronous.

He is a former founder turned mentor/coach. He is a startup mentor and coach for several startups in Budapest, San Francisco, Seoul, and Hong Kong

Martyn is a talented, focused, determined, relentless, self-motivated, and independently minded mentor for Design Terminal and Budapest Business School. His dedicated, resilient, and loving spirit, coupled with his ample business acumen and knowledge, and ability to make businesses proliferate into bigger enterprises have made the graduate with an international finance and business degree from The Open University an expert in growing networks and companies.

Martyn has become a brand and known name in Sales, and he inspires and motivates many young talented people about the high potentials of building relationships. Motivated and passionate about getting what he loves out of life, and his outstanding problem-solving skills have made him benefit from great mentors who both inspired and taught him many things on how to be successful in life. And that proven mindset he continually shares whenever he gives a speech at a seminar or conference or when he is coaching founders and executives.

Martyn has scaled several companies from local businesses to global businesses, he was the youngest partner at a financial firm and was listed as a top 200-blockchain executive.

Martyn's relentless drive has driven and propelled him to scale greater heights with his consulting firm, which is focused on helping startups with mentorship — assisting companies in scaling to new markets, Martyn consults with Fortune 500 companies and governments on the implementation of new technology such as Blockchain and AI. Martyn has come this far through his belief, tenacity, and hard work, and believes that there is always a way out if you fail to give up, you will breakthrough, he plans to help more companies become more tech efficient and assisting new startups in expanding to the US market. Whenever he is not mentoring or teaching on the importance of adopting a new mindset Martyn spends his time educating himself through several online courses.

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Greg KuferaCEO, Cinapse, Forbes 30u30, Lead Tech Consultant, Silicon Valley, Actor, the Mandalorian

Greg Kufera brings years of experience in math research, hard science, and tech startups to technical consulting for film and television. He has advised writers, actors, and other on-set artists on several major projects, most notably as the Lead Tech Consultant for the final season of 'Silicon Valley' on HBO.

Greg Kufera is also a character and creature actor, providing an outlet for all of the strange movements and idiosyncrasies which used to disturb his friends and family. He has provided his mannerisms to various aliens, creatures, soldiers, and stormtroopers in the Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian'.

Combining his experience working with the various departments across these major productions and his experience with computational algorithms in startups, Greg is the CEO of Cinapse (https://cinapse.io), a startup he founded along with AD department members from 'Silicon Valley' and 'The Mandalorian'. Cinapse is a single app (iOS, Android, and web) which digitizes and streamlines all on-set logistics, saving film productions hundreds of thousands of dollars across the run-of-show.

Greg has a degree in theoretical mathematics from Princeton University, has started three companies, and has lived in five countries. In addition to acting, tech consulting, and entrepreneurship, Greg enjoys writing music, programming art apps and installations, and learning languages.

Greg KuferaCEO, Cinapse, Forbes 30u30, Lead Tech Consultant, Silicon Valley, Actor, the Mandalorian

Greg Kufera brings years of experience in math research, hard science, and tech startups to technical consulting for film and television. He has advised writers, actors, and other on-set artists on several major projects, most notably as the Lead Tech Consultant for the final season of 'Silicon Valley' on HBO.

Greg Kufera is also a character and creature actor, providing an outlet for all of the strange movements and idiosyncrasies which used to disturb his friends and family. He has provided his mannerisms to various aliens, creatures, soldiers, and stormtroopers in the Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian'.

Combining his experience working with the various departments across these major productions and his experience with computational algorithms in startups, Greg is the CEO of Cinapse (https://cinapse.io), a startup he founded along with AD department members from 'Silicon Valley' and 'The Mandalorian'. Cinapse is a single app (iOS, Android, and web) which digitizes and streamlines all on-set logistics, saving film productions hundreds of thousands of dollars across the run-of-show.

Greg has a degree in theoretical mathematics from Princeton University, has started three companies, and has lived in five countries. In addition to acting, tech consulting, and entrepreneurship, Greg enjoys writing music, programming art apps and installations, and learning languages.

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Assaf BarneaCEO, Sanara Ventures

Mr. Assaf Barnea is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture professional, with extensive, multidisciplinary
experience in building innovation platforms and leading commercialization processes in healthcare and life science related technologies. He leads, since its inception in 2014, Sanara Ventures, a healthcare innovation fund backed by Phillips and Teva investing in digital health and medical device technologies.
Parallel to his role at Sanara, Mr. Barnea chairs also the Life Science Advisory Board at the Israel Export Institute, on behalf of the Israeli government, promoting and advancing the export of Israeli technologies in the medical,biotech, pharma and digital fields in global markets. Mr. Barnea also advises the World Bank’s IFC venture capital team and is a co-founder of the IFC’s Tech Emerge initiative; a unique acceleration platform that connects healthcare startups from around the world with leading corporations and hospitals in emerging economies. In 2018, Tech Emerge Health has won the world bank group president’s award for innovation.
For over a decade, Mr. Barnea was a BOD & co-founder of CardioSense, a medtech startup company.
Assaf served as CEO of Kinrot Ventures, spearheading its acquisition by Hutchison Water in 2012. Prior to this, he headed business development at Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, where he oversaw the establishment of WaTech, the Entrepreneurship & Partnership Center for Water Technologies. For his role and accomplishments in both Mekorot and Kinrot, he received the Cleantech Group’s Innovation Hero Award in 2013 (see video below).

Previously, Mr. Barnea served as a director of business development at Comverse, where he also co-chaired the Mobile Marketing Association.
A unique highlight in Assaf’s story is his former stint as a college basketball player at New Jersey’s Seton Hall University, where he won the Big East championship against Georgetown in 1991. Assaf holds LLB and Business degrees from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzelia, a BA in political science and psychology (with honor) from Tel-Aviv University.

Assaf BarneaCEO, Sanara Ventures

Mr. Assaf Barnea is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture professional, with extensive, multidisciplinary
experience in building innovation platforms and leading commercialization processes in healthcare and life science related technologies. He leads, since its inception in 2014, Sanara Ventures, a healthcare innovation fund backed by Phillips and Teva investing in digital health and medical device technologies.
Parallel to his role at Sanara, Mr. Barnea chairs also the Life Science Advisory Board at the Israel Export Institute, on behalf of the Israeli government, promoting and advancing the export of Israeli technologies in the medical,biotech, pharma and digital fields in global markets. Mr. Barnea also advises the World Bank’s IFC venture capital team and is a co-founder of the IFC’s Tech Emerge initiative; a unique acceleration platform that connects healthcare startups from around the world with leading corporations and hospitals in emerging economies. In 2018, Tech Emerge Health has won the world bank group president’s award for innovation.
For over a decade, Mr. Barnea was a BOD & co-founder of CardioSense, a medtech startup company.
Assaf served as CEO of Kinrot Ventures, spearheading its acquisition by Hutchison Water in 2012. Prior to this, he headed business development at Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, where he oversaw the establishment of WaTech, the Entrepreneurship & Partnership Center for Water Technologies. For his role and accomplishments in both Mekorot and Kinrot, he received the Cleantech Group’s Innovation Hero Award in 2013 (see video below).

Previously, Mr. Barnea served as a director of business development at Comverse, where he also co-chaired the Mobile Marketing Association.
A unique highlight in Assaf’s story is his former stint as a college basketball player at New Jersey’s Seton Hall University, where he won the Big East championship against Georgetown in 1991. Assaf holds LLB and Business degrees from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzelia, a BA in political science and psychology (with honor) from Tel-Aviv University.

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Harneet Bath, MD, MBAVice President at VEP Healthcare, Medical Director, Precision Biopharma, Angel investor

Seasoned healthcare executive, passionate about improving population health. Interested in healthcare innovation and digital health.

Harneet Bath, MD, MBAVice President at VEP Healthcare, Medical Director, Precision Biopharma, Angel investor

Seasoned healthcare executive, passionate about improving population health. Interested in healthcare innovation and digital health.

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Gary Gershony Founding General Partner, BayMed Venture Partners , Angel Investor, Life Science Angels

Dr. Gershony graduated from University of Toronto Medical School where he also completed his training in general cardiology. He subsequently completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Emory University under Andreas Grüntzig, the inventor of angioplasty. From 1993-1997 he was Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology at UC Davis. Since 1999 he has practiced interventional cardiology at John Muir Cardiovascular Institute in the Bay Area where he is currently Director of Cardiovascular Research, Education and Technology, and has established a successful TAVR program. Dr. Gershony is board certified in general and interventional cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He has authored over 100 manuscripts and abstracts in the field of cardiology and is a regularly invited faculty lecturer to the preeminent U.S. and international interventional cardiology conferences.

Dr. Gershony was the Founder of Vascular Solutions (VASC), which had a successful IPO in 2000, and for which he served as CMO and a member of the BOD from 1996-2002. He was the principal inventor of the Duett™ Vascular Sealing Device manufactured by Vascular Solutions.

Dr. Gershony was also the Co-Founder and CMO of AngioScore, which has developed unique scoring balloon catheters for coronary and peripheral angioplasty procedures. He was a member of the senior management team from 2003 until AngioScore’s successful acquisition by Spectranetics (SPNC) in 2014.

Dr. Gershony has served on the adjunct faculty of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program. He is the author of 11 issued medical device patents. He has been a member of the scientific advisory board or a consultant to numerous medical device companies and venture capitalists in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

Gary Gershony Founding General Partner, BayMed Venture Partners , Angel Investor, Life Science Angels

Dr. Gershony graduated from University of Toronto Medical School where he also completed his training in general cardiology. He subsequently completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Emory University under Andreas Grüntzig, the inventor of angioplasty. From 1993-1997 he was Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology at UC Davis. Since 1999 he has practiced interventional cardiology at John Muir Cardiovascular Institute in the Bay Area where he is currently Director of Cardiovascular Research, Education and Technology, and has established a successful TAVR program. Dr. Gershony is board certified in general and interventional cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He has authored over 100 manuscripts and abstracts in the field of cardiology and is a regularly invited faculty lecturer to the preeminent U.S. and international interventional cardiology conferences.

Dr. Gershony was the Founder of Vascular Solutions (VASC), which had a successful IPO in 2000, and for which he served as CMO and a member of the BOD from 1996-2002. He was the principal inventor of the Duett™ Vascular Sealing Device manufactured by Vascular Solutions.

Dr. Gershony was also the Co-Founder and CMO of AngioScore, which has developed unique scoring balloon catheters for coronary and peripheral angioplasty procedures. He was a member of the senior management team from 2003 until AngioScore’s successful acquisition by Spectranetics (SPNC) in 2014.

Dr. Gershony has served on the adjunct faculty of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program. He is the author of 11 issued medical device patents. He has been a member of the scientific advisory board or a consultant to numerous medical device companies and venture capitalists in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

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Tobias Bauer, MSPrincipal, Blockchain Founders Fund

Having worked and studied in 9 different countries across 15 cities and being able to speak Chinese, English and German fluently, I am highly trained to work in an international set-up.

My background in Venture Capital, Consulting, M&A, Accounting, Controlling and Business Development enables me to deliver high-class results in any given environment across multiple business areas.

I am interested in analyzing problems to provide the greatest possible positive impact for a company or society.

Tobias Bauer, MSPrincipal, Blockchain Founders Fund

Having worked and studied in 9 different countries across 15 cities and being able to speak Chinese, English and German fluently, I am highly trained to work in an international set-up.

My background in Venture Capital, Consulting, M&A, Accounting, Controlling and Business Development enables me to deliver high-class results in any given environment across multiple business areas.

I am interested in analyzing problems to provide the greatest possible positive impact for a company or society.

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Pradeepthi BhandekarDirector, EMarsun EV Dynamics Pvt Ltd

An Entrepreneur, Dreamer, Listener, Artist, having established, managed and successfully executed several entrepreneurial Ventures, in the sectors of renewable energy, infrastructure and healthcare. An accomplished entrepreneur with two successful startups to her credit, she has won many hats before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey, she started her career as Human Resource Professional and moved on to work as a corporate trainer and as an entrepreneur.
She believes in simplifying life, treating every moment as an opportunity to learn and turning ideas into reality, the right actions and thoughts combined with the right intent, can create the foundation for making a difference, on our planet Earth, Passionate about Climate Change, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Reductions, Hydrogen Energy, and other innovative technologies. To Create the Vision for the Company. Organize resources, systems and the drive for realizing the Vision. Achieve sustained profitable growth of the Company and Organizational Excellence.

Pradeepthi BhandekarDirector, EMarsun EV Dynamics Pvt Ltd

An Entrepreneur, Dreamer, Listener, Artist, having established, managed and successfully executed several entrepreneurial Ventures, in the sectors of renewable energy, infrastructure and healthcare. An accomplished entrepreneur with two successful startups to her credit, she has won many hats before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey, she started her career as Human Resource Professional and moved on to work as a corporate trainer and as an entrepreneur.
She believes in simplifying life, treating every moment as an opportunity to learn and turning ideas into reality, the right actions and thoughts combined with the right intent, can create the foundation for making a difference, on our planet Earth, Passionate about Climate Change, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Reductions, Hydrogen Energy, and other innovative technologies. To Create the Vision for the Company. Organize resources, systems and the drive for realizing the Vision. Achieve sustained profitable growth of the Company and Organizational Excellence.

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Parikshit DhumePresident - Intellectual cell at BJP, the ruling political party of the Republic of India since 2014

Interacting with intellectuals, decision makers ,opinion makers and influencers across all sectors to understand their issues and suggestions for various policy making and administrative decisions.

March 2014 - April 2014 - campaign manager for Shri Kirit somaiya for lok sabha 2014 elections under the leadership of shri kirit somaiya and Smt Medha Somaiya.

25th April 2014 - May 12th 2014 - worked on shri Narendra Modi ji Lok Sabha campaign and shri Harinarayan Rajbar Lok Sabha Campaign in UP.

Sept 2014 - Oct 2014 - Head of BJP Maharashtra Control Room under leadership of Shri Amit Bhai Shah used to report to Shri Om Mathur, Shri Sunil Bansal and Adv Shri Amitabh Sinha.

Dec 2014 - Dec 2015 OSD to Prakash Mehta ji Hon Housing, Labour and Mining Minister of Minister.

Dec 2015 - Oct 2019 Konkan Division Coordinator for Konkan Coordination committee under leadership of Shri Madhav Bhandari ji.

Parikshit DhumePresident - Intellectual cell at BJP, the ruling political party of the Republic of India since 2014

Interacting with intellectuals, decision makers ,opinion makers and influencers across all sectors to understand their issues and suggestions for various policy making and administrative decisions.

March 2014 - April 2014 - campaign manager for Shri Kirit somaiya for lok sabha 2014 elections under the leadership of shri kirit somaiya and Smt Medha Somaiya.

25th April 2014 - May 12th 2014 - worked on shri Narendra Modi ji Lok Sabha campaign and shri Harinarayan Rajbar Lok Sabha Campaign in UP.

Sept 2014 - Oct 2014 - Head of BJP Maharashtra Control Room under leadership of Shri Amit Bhai Shah used to report to Shri Om Mathur, Shri Sunil Bansal and Adv Shri Amitabh Sinha.

Dec 2014 - Dec 2015 OSD to Prakash Mehta ji Hon Housing, Labour and Mining Minister of Minister.

Dec 2015 - Oct 2019 Konkan Division Coordinator for Konkan Coordination committee under leadership of Shri Madhav Bhandari ji.

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Andrew Clapp, MBAManaging Partner, Brightside Venture Capita, Partner, CIG Capital

Fund manager, capital expert with broad technology experience acquired through investments in 56 companies in many industries over the last 20 years.

Launched, and Managing Partner of 3 funds including an SBIC; Developed a royalty-like Revenue Linked Security to enable established companies to raise funding with minimal dilution, and led or co-led a dozen such investments. Suitable for private companies as well as smaller public companies seeking to avoid dilution due to the low public price of their stock.

Previously founded, built and profitably sold a publishing company; consulted for a large international consulting firm; President of a division of a large NYSE company; and was a Partner of a Boston & Paris based transatlantic investment banking firm. Began career at General Electric.

Andrew Clapp, MBAManaging Partner, Brightside Venture Capita, Partner, CIG Capital

Fund manager, capital expert with broad technology experience acquired through investments in 56 companies in many industries over the last 20 years.

Launched, and Managing Partner of 3 funds including an SBIC; Developed a royalty-like Revenue Linked Security to enable established companies to raise funding with minimal dilution, and led or co-led a dozen such investments. Suitable for private companies as well as smaller public companies seeking to avoid dilution due to the low public price of their stock.

Previously founded, built and profitably sold a publishing company; consulted for a large international consulting firm; President of a division of a large NYSE company; and was a Partner of a Boston & Paris based transatlantic investment banking firm. Began career at General Electric.

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Abhinav JainVice President, CSL Capital

Abhinav joined CSL Capital Management as Vice President after spending 10+ years in the oil and gas industry across a variety of functions such as investment banking, strategy consulting, field operations and portfolio company management.

Prior to joining CSL, Abhinav had been advising various oilfield services startups (such as Corva, Drill2Frac, SensOLeak, QuantumPro) and portfolio companies of several energy private equity groups (such as EV Private Equity, Total Energy Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, Altira Group, Apollo Global Management, TPG).

Prior to this role, he worked at PwC’s oil and gas investment banking group in Houston, providing M&A transaction services to middle-market oilfield services companies. In addition, he also worked with ConocoPhillips and Lazard’s oil and gas investment banking group in Houston, evaluating E&P investment opportunities and providing M&A transaction services to E&P and oilfield services clients respectively.

Abhinav’s oil and gas industry career started in 2009 in Norway with Fugro as an Offshore Seismic Engineer, after which he joined Schlumberger as a Wireline Field Engineer in USA.

Abhinav has a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT Durgapur in India and a Masters of Business Administration in energy finance from The University of Texas at Austin and London Business School (U.K.).

Abhinav JainVice President, CSL Capital

Abhinav joined CSL Capital Management as Vice President after spending 10+ years in the oil and gas industry across a variety of functions such as investment banking, strategy consulting, field operations and portfolio company management.

Prior to joining CSL, Abhinav had been advising various oilfield services startups (such as Corva, Drill2Frac, SensOLeak, QuantumPro) and portfolio companies of several energy private equity groups (such as EV Private Equity, Total Energy Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, Altira Group, Apollo Global Management, TPG).

Prior to this role, he worked at PwC’s oil and gas investment banking group in Houston, providing M&A transaction services to middle-market oilfield services companies. In addition, he also worked with ConocoPhillips and Lazard’s oil and gas investment banking group in Houston, evaluating E&P investment opportunities and providing M&A transaction services to E&P and oilfield services clients respectively.

Abhinav’s oil and gas industry career started in 2009 in Norway with Fugro as an Offshore Seismic Engineer, after which he joined Schlumberger as a Wireline Field Engineer in USA.

Abhinav has a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT Durgapur in India and a Masters of Business Administration in energy finance from The University of Texas at Austin and London Business School (U.K.).

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Brett ClarkeAnalyst, VoLo Earth Ventures

VoLo Earth faces our climate crisis head-on by providing comprehensive, first-in funding and hands-on leadership to grow, propagate, and capitalize on climate solutions. Our deep industry knowledge and impact-driven methodology provides outsized investment potential and quantifiable carbon benefit.

Brett ClarkeAnalyst, VoLo Earth Ventures

VoLo Earth faces our climate crisis head-on by providing comprehensive, first-in funding and hands-on leadership to grow, propagate, and capitalize on climate solutions. Our deep industry knowledge and impact-driven methodology provides outsized investment potential and quantifiable carbon benefit.

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Hanmantrao GaikwadChairman & MD, BVG Group

Inspired by the thoughts & the ideologies of Swami Vivekananda & Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, I want to positively impact & contribute to the lives of a hundred million people by 2030 through Education, Employment & Empowerment & contribute to India’s progress.

At BVG India, I lead a diverse team of approx 65,000+ dedicated & passionate workforce in 25+ States & UTs, 100+ cities, 570+ clients & 1100+ sites with focus on Integrated Facility Management, Emergency Response Services, Solid Waste Management & Special Projects across sectors such as Auto, Pharma, Oil & Gas, Steel, Chemical, Home Appliances, Food, Hospitals, Transport that includes Airports, Metro Systems, Bus Depots & Railways, Educational Institutes, Banks, Residential and various Central & State Government Establishments.

My key responsibilities include driving long-term sustainable and profitable growth for the company along with developing company’s short-term and long-term strategy. I am also focused on continuously enhancing the firm’s service offerings to clients and ensuring maximum market penetration.

We are working hard to become an organization which is AI enabled and Digitally Empowered.

Besides work, I enjoy meeting people, reading books.

Hanmantrao GaikwadChairman & MD, BVG Group

Inspired by the thoughts & the ideologies of Swami Vivekananda & Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, I want to positively impact & contribute to the lives of a hundred million people by 2030 through Education, Employment & Empowerment & contribute to India’s progress.

At BVG India, I lead a diverse team of approx 65,000+ dedicated & passionate workforce in 25+ States & UTs, 100+ cities, 570+ clients & 1100+ sites with focus on Integrated Facility Management, Emergency Response Services, Solid Waste Management & Special Projects across sectors such as Auto, Pharma, Oil & Gas, Steel, Chemical, Home Appliances, Food, Hospitals, Transport that includes Airports, Metro Systems, Bus Depots & Railways, Educational Institutes, Banks, Residential and various Central & State Government Establishments.

My key responsibilities include driving long-term sustainable and profitable growth for the company along with developing company’s short-term and long-term strategy. I am also focused on continuously enhancing the firm’s service offerings to clients and ensuring maximum market penetration.

We are working hard to become an organization which is AI enabled and Digitally Empowered.

Besides work, I enjoy meeting people, reading books.

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Basava Purushottam, MSSecretory, Resident Commissioner, Department of School Education, Planning, Revenue, Private Secretary to Union Minister of Education, Government of India

Career Civil Servant belonging to prestigious Indian Administrative Service with over 16 years of experience working with the Government of India in various capacities. I like challenges, Innovation, and Biotechnology and studying how Artificial Intelligence impacts human lives. Attracted to the spirituality and technology alike

Working for people releases my adrenaline and keeps me going and to keep the work-life balance I started reading Bhagwat Geetha and Patanjali Yog Sutras. I Like to keep pace with the changing technologies by imbibing the knowledge imparted in these books.

In the early stages of my career, I could see the way education and health care are imparted in India. This experience helped in drafting the new National Education Policy of India which is widely accepted by all stakeholders.

As Private Secretary (Chief of staff) to three Union Minister's was responsible for active policymaking. Drafted the Civil Aviation Policy, Tourism Policy and National education Policy (NEP). Actively involved in coordinating multiple teams for the implementation of NEP-2020.

As Deputy Secretary and Director in Government of India worked actively on Policy-Making issues and amendment of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Laws.

Altogether I worked in 5 Ministries in the Government of India, giving me a wide exposure to the functioning of the Government.

Public Policy is my core strength and to hone the skills pursued Masters in Public Affairs from the University of California, Berkeley.

As District Magistrate for 5 years in Districts having a population of 2 million, was responsible for Development int the districts, Policy Implementation of flagship schemes of Government of India and maintenance of peace and order.

When the Kedarnath Disaster struck in 2013, the Government of Uttarakhand has nominated me as Relief Commissioner to Kedarnath.

Worked at C- Suite level as CEO of Uttarakhand Micro Finance Bank, Managing Director of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited and Vice Chairman of Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority.

Also worked in Indian Police Service and Indian Postal Service thus having a wide knowledge of the functioning of the two departments.

Silver Medal from Government of India and Appreciation letter received from Election Commission of India. Selected as a Kishore Vaigyanik Portsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellow during Under Graduation.

Basava Purushottam, MSSecretory, Resident Commissioner, Department of School Education, Planning, Revenue, Private Secretary to Union Minister of Education, Government of India

Career Civil Servant belonging to prestigious Indian Administrative Service with over 16 years of experience working with the Government of India in various capacities. I like challenges, Innovation, and Biotechnology and studying how Artificial Intelligence impacts human lives. Attracted to the spirituality and technology alike

Working for people releases my adrenaline and keeps me going and to keep the work-life balance I started reading Bhagwat Geetha and Patanjali Yog Sutras. I Like to keep pace with the changing technologies by imbibing the knowledge imparted in these books.

In the early stages of my career, I could see the way education and health care are imparted in India. This experience helped in drafting the new National Education Policy of India which is widely accepted by all stakeholders.

As Private Secretary (Chief of staff) to three Union Minister's was responsible for active policymaking. Drafted the Civil Aviation Policy, Tourism Policy and National education Policy (NEP). Actively involved in coordinating multiple teams for the implementation of NEP-2020.

As Deputy Secretary and Director in Government of India worked actively on Policy-Making issues and amendment of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Laws.

Altogether I worked in 5 Ministries in the Government of India, giving me a wide exposure to the functioning of the Government.

Public Policy is my core strength and to hone the skills pursued Masters in Public Affairs from the University of California, Berkeley.

As District Magistrate for 5 years in Districts having a population of 2 million, was responsible for Development int the districts, Policy Implementation of flagship schemes of Government of India and maintenance of peace and order.

When the Kedarnath Disaster struck in 2013, the Government of Uttarakhand has nominated me as Relief Commissioner to Kedarnath.

Worked at C- Suite level as CEO of Uttarakhand Micro Finance Bank, Managing Director of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited and Vice Chairman of Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority.

Also worked in Indian Police Service and Indian Postal Service thus having a wide knowledge of the functioning of the two departments.

Silver Medal from Government of India and Appreciation letter received from Election Commission of India. Selected as a Kishore Vaigyanik Portsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellow during Under Graduation.

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Steve ShapiroManaging Partner, eHealth Ventures LLC

A Pioneer in the Computer Service, Wireless and social media. Experience from start-up to successful exit in computer services, social media and eHealth Technology. Ran operations and in most cases had successful exit bringing substantial value to all stakeholders.

Specialties: Venture Capital, Wireless Telecommunications, eHealth Technology, turn-around distressed companies, Telecommunications in the Caribbean, advisory services in management, business development and funding.

Steve ShapiroManaging Partner, eHealth Ventures LLC

A Pioneer in the Computer Service, Wireless and social media. Experience from start-up to successful exit in computer services, social media and eHealth Technology. Ran operations and in most cases had successful exit bringing substantial value to all stakeholders.

Specialties: Venture Capital, Wireless Telecommunications, eHealth Technology, turn-around distressed companies, Telecommunications in the Caribbean, advisory services in management, business development and funding.

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Luca Parolari, MD, PhDSenior Associate, DCVC Bio

Luca is a Senior Associate at DCVC Bio, where he brings thirteen years of academic experience in the biomedical field. Prior to joining DCVC, Luca received an M.D. summa cum laude from the University of Bologna, and a Ph.D in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University, where he studied the mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders in the laboratories of Lasker Awardee Jeff Friedman and Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard. While a graduate student in New York, Luca was involved in the tech ecosystem as a consultant for startups and early-stage investors.

Aside from his scientific endeavors, Luca founded and directs Pintô International, a contemporary art gallery that promotes Southeast Asian and Central American artists globally, with headquarters in New York and San Francisco.

Luca Parolari, MD, PhDSenior Associate, DCVC Bio

Luca is a Senior Associate at DCVC Bio, where he brings thirteen years of academic experience in the biomedical field. Prior to joining DCVC, Luca received an M.D. summa cum laude from the University of Bologna, and a Ph.D in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University, where he studied the mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders in the laboratories of Lasker Awardee Jeff Friedman and Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard. While a graduate student in New York, Luca was involved in the tech ecosystem as a consultant for startups and early-stage investors.

Aside from his scientific endeavors, Luca founded and directs Pintô International, a contemporary art gallery that promotes Southeast Asian and Central American artists globally, with headquarters in New York and San Francisco.

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Darwin Ling, MBAFounder, General Partner, Good AI Capital

Darwin Ling is the founding general partner of Good AI Capital, a venture fund focusing on early-stage AI companies in Fintech, Healthcare, and B2B SaaS. Prior to that, he has been an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a technologist as well as an angel investor in successful unicorns such as SoFi.

Most recently, Darwin served as the CTO and co-founder of SmarterMe, which aims to improve sales productivity by bringing AI / Intelligence to the flow of work. Counting enterprise customers such as Danaher ( Fortune 500 medical device ), Home Depot, and GE, SmarterMe was recently acquired. As a distinguished alumnus of Purdue University, Darwin was featured as one of Purdue's Tech Titans and is serving on the leadership council for the School of Science

Darwin received his MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a BS ( Phi Beta Kappa ) with distinction in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science, both from Purdue University.

Darwin Ling, MBAFounder, General Partner, Good AI Capital

Darwin Ling is the founding general partner of Good AI Capital, a venture fund focusing on early-stage AI companies in Fintech, Healthcare, and B2B SaaS. Prior to that, he has been an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a technologist as well as an angel investor in successful unicorns such as SoFi.

Most recently, Darwin served as the CTO and co-founder of SmarterMe, which aims to improve sales productivity by bringing AI / Intelligence to the flow of work. Counting enterprise customers such as Danaher ( Fortune 500 medical device ), Home Depot, and GE, SmarterMe was recently acquired. As a distinguished alumnus of Purdue University, Darwin was featured as one of Purdue's Tech Titans and is serving on the leadership council for the School of Science

Darwin received his MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a BS ( Phi Beta Kappa ) with distinction in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science, both from Purdue University.

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Allyson PloskoPrincipal, SpringTime Ventures

SpringTime Ventures is a seed stage technology fund with a Colorado focus. We invest in passionate founders with profound industry insights, providing capital and guidance when they need it most.

Allyson PloskoPrincipal, SpringTime Ventures

SpringTime Ventures is a seed stage technology fund with a Colorado focus. We invest in passionate founders with profound industry insights, providing capital and guidance when they need it most.

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Cameron PeterkinAssociate, BCI Technology Investments

Cameron Peterkin is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with experience in private equity and regulatory research. Prior to joining BCI-TI, Cameron served as an intern for the International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario. In this role, Cameron provided critical research and consultative services to U.S. based organizations seeking to expand into the Canadian market. This experience brought a wide-range of experience across several industries including defense, technology, and transport. Following this role, Cameron joined BCI-TI as an investment fellow, where he aided in the development of the Fund’s blended valuation methodology and due diligence process.

Cameron is passionate about clean technology and renewable energy, and is focused on fostering symbiotic relationships with promising entrepreneurs. Cameron received his Bachelor’s of Commerce degree with a specialization in Finance from the University of Ottawa, with honors.

Cameron PeterkinAssociate, BCI Technology Investments

Cameron Peterkin is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with experience in private equity and regulatory research. Prior to joining BCI-TI, Cameron served as an intern for the International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario. In this role, Cameron provided critical research and consultative services to U.S. based organizations seeking to expand into the Canadian market. This experience brought a wide-range of experience across several industries including defense, technology, and transport. Following this role, Cameron joined BCI-TI as an investment fellow, where he aided in the development of the Fund’s blended valuation methodology and due diligence process.

Cameron is passionate about clean technology and renewable energy, and is focused on fostering symbiotic relationships with promising entrepreneurs. Cameron received his Bachelor’s of Commerce degree with a specialization in Finance from the University of Ottawa, with honors.

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Dani Goldsher, MBACFO, Triventures

Dani has over 10 years experience in finance, control and business interactions . He has previously served as CFO at a fintech start-up where he managed the financial and accounting team, investor relations and oversaw fundraising processes.

Prior to this, Dani was responsible for equity investments at a family office which included managing due diligence and developing exit strategies for the portfolio. Dani held senior finance roles at Jets Investment Group and LR Group. Dani brings with him vast experience in financial, tax and diligence both from the perspective of an investor as well as a start-up.

Dani Goldsher, MBACFO, Triventures

Dani has over 10 years experience in finance, control and business interactions . He has previously served as CFO at a fintech start-up where he managed the financial and accounting team, investor relations and oversaw fundraising processes.

Prior to this, Dani was responsible for equity investments at a family office which included managing due diligence and developing exit strategies for the portfolio. Dani held senior finance roles at Jets Investment Group and LR Group. Dani brings with him vast experience in financial, tax and diligence both from the perspective of an investor as well as a start-up.

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Thomas Henry, MBACOO, Co-Founder, Eunike Ventures

Results-driven Business Opportunity Manager experienced in delivering major global projects spanning 3 continents, contributing to operated and joint venture business. Proven to exceed expectations in matrix-driven organizations, driving business value with cost-effective solutions to field development issues. Function across entire Techno-Commercial value chain to drive business value utilizing benchmarking and technology application in driving competitive solutions to field development.
Motivational leader, building cross-functional teams, facilitating decision quality and risk management as key cornerstones in delivering projects within tight commercial margins and stringent cost-schedule parameters.

Thomas Henry, MBACOO, Co-Founder, Eunike Ventures

Results-driven Business Opportunity Manager experienced in delivering major global projects spanning 3 continents, contributing to operated and joint venture business. Proven to exceed expectations in matrix-driven organizations, driving business value with cost-effective solutions to field development issues. Function across entire Techno-Commercial value chain to drive business value utilizing benchmarking and technology application in driving competitive solutions to field development.
Motivational leader, building cross-functional teams, facilitating decision quality and risk management as key cornerstones in delivering projects within tight commercial margins and stringent cost-schedule parameters.

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Katherine Grill, MA, PhDCEO & Co-founder, Neolth, Forbes 30 Under 30

Doctoral-trained Behavioral Neuroscientist specializing in integrative and behavioral medicine. Skilled in clinical research, wellness program development & curriculum creation. Experienced Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Maiden name: Katherine Curtin

After working clinically in mental health care, I chose to pursue a career as a Neuroscientist so I could create and validate integrative therapeutics. I feel personalized treatments are the future of behavioral health, with an emphasis on establishing wellness practices and habits. My work is focused on the intersection of psychology and neurobiology, applying principles of neuroplasticity to behavioral change management. I’ve worked extensively with AYAs.

Interests: neuroscience, mental health, youth mental health, chronic illness, digital medicine, behavioral medicine, behavior change, integrative medicine, personalized medicine

Katherine Grill, MA, PhDCEO & Co-founder, Neolth, Forbes 30 Under 30

Doctoral-trained Behavioral Neuroscientist specializing in integrative and behavioral medicine. Skilled in clinical research, wellness program development & curriculum creation. Experienced Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Maiden name: Katherine Curtin

After working clinically in mental health care, I chose to pursue a career as a Neuroscientist so I could create and validate integrative therapeutics. I feel personalized treatments are the future of behavioral health, with an emphasis on establishing wellness practices and habits. My work is focused on the intersection of psychology and neurobiology, applying principles of neuroplasticity to behavioral change management. I’ve worked extensively with AYAs.

Interests: neuroscience, mental health, youth mental health, chronic illness, digital medicine, behavioral medicine, behavior change, integrative medicine, personalized medicine

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Peter SopherInvestment Team, Clean Energy Ventures

Clean Energy Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in companies commercializing disruptive advanced energy technologies and business model innovations that can achieve significant scale by taking advantage of market-driven forces to address global climate disruption. The firms’ principals have been investing in, supporting and mentoring early-stage clean energy startups together since 2005, and work with a deep bench of Venture Partners who, together with the Principals, represent more than 300 years of combined clean energy operating and investing experience. Additional information is available at: https://www.cleanenergyventures.com.

Peter SopherInvestment Team, Clean Energy Ventures

Clean Energy Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in companies commercializing disruptive advanced energy technologies and business model innovations that can achieve significant scale by taking advantage of market-driven forces to address global climate disruption. The firms’ principals have been investing in, supporting and mentoring early-stage clean energy startups together since 2005, and work with a deep bench of Venture Partners who, together with the Principals, represent more than 300 years of combined clean energy operating and investing experience. Additional information is available at: https://www.cleanenergyventures.com.

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Faye SahaiManaging Director, Telosity Fund, Vinaj Ventures

Faye Sahai is currently Managing Director at Vinaj Ventures, investing in digital wellness and behavioral health startups with the www.Telosity.co Fund and advising corporations on innovation. Prior, she has 25+ year experience in healthcare, financial institutions, and insurance innovation and investment executive at Kaiser Permanente, Schwab, AIG, Blue Shield and Deloitte Consulting and founded 3 of her own startups. She has served an Advisor and Board member to over a dozen companies including UCSF Catalyst, ANA Innovation Advisory, Samsung Emerging Technology Advisory, Innovation Executive Forum, Summer Search, Autonomous ID, Ascend Leadership NorCal Chair. and Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.
Faye has been recognized by Insurance Business Hot 100 and Elite Women in Insurance Business America,
Ascend Leadership Award, Computer World’s Top Premier IT Leaders, Award for Outstanding Contributions to
the Kaiser Permanente Asian Community and Innovation Enterprise Best Ideation Award.

A sought-after speaker, Faye has spoken to 60+ stages on global corporate innovation in technology, health
care and insuretech to thousands of people. Faye has presented at Consumer Electronic Show CES, Chief
Innovation Officer Summit, Venture Beat, Computer World, IDG Agenda 20, The World Summit, Women VC,
UCLA, Monte Jade Science and Technology, Institute for Health Technology Transformation, C200, Alchemist Accelerator, Plug & Play, EY Disruptive Innovation, Innovation Enterprise, Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, Worth Conference, Insure Disrupt, CDX Silicon Valley Brand Innovation Summit, NACD, Founders Institute, Future Proofing, Marsh ACRG, Ascend Leadership, ALA, Tech Match, 100 WF, Fin Women, Women in IT, WITI,
Financial Services Women, Anita Borg, UC Berkeley, and others. Faye Sahai was an inaugural member of FRESH
Speakers Academy, an exclusive digital training program powered by FRESH Speakers, and has been trained
and certified for the public stage.

Faye SahaiManaging Director, Telosity Fund, Vinaj Ventures

Faye Sahai is currently Managing Director at Vinaj Ventures, investing in digital wellness and behavioral health startups with the www.Telosity.co Fund and advising corporations on innovation. Prior, she has 25+ year experience in healthcare, financial institutions, and insurance innovation and investment executive at Kaiser Permanente, Schwab, AIG, Blue Shield and Deloitte Consulting and founded 3 of her own startups. She has served an Advisor and Board member to over a dozen companies including UCSF Catalyst, ANA Innovation Advisory, Samsung Emerging Technology Advisory, Innovation Executive Forum, Summer Search, Autonomous ID, Ascend Leadership NorCal Chair. and Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.
Faye has been recognized by Insurance Business Hot 100 and Elite Women in Insurance Business America,
Ascend Leadership Award, Computer World’s Top Premier IT Leaders, Award for Outstanding Contributions to
the Kaiser Permanente Asian Community and Innovation Enterprise Best Ideation Award.

A sought-after speaker, Faye has spoken to 60+ stages on global corporate innovation in technology, health
care and insuretech to thousands of people. Faye has presented at Consumer Electronic Show CES, Chief
Innovation Officer Summit, Venture Beat, Computer World, IDG Agenda 20, The World Summit, Women VC,
UCLA, Monte Jade Science and Technology, Institute for Health Technology Transformation, C200, Alchemist Accelerator, Plug & Play, EY Disruptive Innovation, Innovation Enterprise, Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, Worth Conference, Insure Disrupt, CDX Silicon Valley Brand Innovation Summit, NACD, Founders Institute, Future Proofing, Marsh ACRG, Ascend Leadership, ALA, Tech Match, 100 WF, Fin Women, Women in IT, WITI,
Financial Services Women, Anita Borg, UC Berkeley, and others. Faye Sahai was an inaugural member of FRESH
Speakers Academy, an exclusive digital training program powered by FRESH Speakers, and has been trained
and certified for the public stage.

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Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, PhDHead/Joint Secretary, Trade and Commerce, NITI Aayog, Government of India

Applied economist with 20 years experience and expertise in economic modeling/data science, in many areas such as international trade, energy, agriculture, industry & health, economic impact of new technologies like drones, robotics, 3d printing, nano technologies, cloud, IoT, Blockchain, etc.

Formerly, led the development of a complex economic database of over 140 countries in the world.
Visited 29 countries for work; collaborated and worked with clients/team members in many more countries.

Consultant with McKinsey, UN, World Bank, ADB, ICRIER, IIFT, etc. Senior Fellow with ECIPE.
Methodologies: CGE Modeling, Applied econometrics/time-series, applied industrial organization, network science
Teaching: International Trade, CGE modeling, environmental economics, econometrics.
Software used: GEMPACK, STATA, SAS, EViews, GAMS, R, Sed, Awk, Perl, etc.

Publications (See https://sites.google.com/site/badrinarayanang/)

Books: 5, Refereed articles/book chapters/reviews: 100+ (including A*, A, B, C journals in ABDC list, and many leading interdisciplinary journals).

Popular media coverage of my research/OpEd: The Economist, NYT, WSJ, BBC, FT, ET, Nikkei, FE, Moneycontrol, Daily Guardian, etc.

Conference presentations, lectures, meetings and seminars in UK, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Belgium, etc.

Reviewer: Applied Economics, Energy Journal, Economic Systems Research, Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, International Economic Journal, Annual conferences on Global Economic Analysis, etc.

Awards/Fellowships/Honors:
GTAP Research Fellow, 2017 to 2020
Fellow, SANEM (http://sanemnet.org/fellow/)
Member, IATRC (http://iatrcweb.org/)
Biography Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2009 to 2014, Madison's Who's Who among Executives and Professionals, 2008-09, etc.
Fellowship with an invitation to participate in the `Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Economics' at Lindau, Germany, in September 2004. Several other fellowships and grants for travel, teach and participate in courses.

Consultant with World Bank, FAO, UN, European Commission, Governments of India and USA, WHO, PWC, KPMG, several academic and research institutions all over the world, etc.

Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, PhDHead/Joint Secretary, Trade and Commerce, NITI Aayog, Government of India

Applied economist with 20 years experience and expertise in economic modeling/data science, in many areas such as international trade, energy, agriculture, industry & health, economic impact of new technologies like drones, robotics, 3d printing, nano technologies, cloud, IoT, Blockchain, etc.

Formerly, led the development of a complex economic database of over 140 countries in the world.
Visited 29 countries for work; collaborated and worked with clients/team members in many more countries.

Consultant with McKinsey, UN, World Bank, ADB, ICRIER, IIFT, etc. Senior Fellow with ECIPE.
Methodologies: CGE Modeling, Applied econometrics/time-series, applied industrial organization, network science
Teaching: International Trade, CGE modeling, environmental economics, econometrics.
Software used: GEMPACK, STATA, SAS, EViews, GAMS, R, Sed, Awk, Perl, etc.

Publications (See https://sites.google.com/site/badrinarayanang/)

Books: 5, Refereed articles/book chapters/reviews: 100+ (including A*, A, B, C journals in ABDC list, and many leading interdisciplinary journals).

Popular media coverage of my research/OpEd: The Economist, NYT, WSJ, BBC, FT, ET, Nikkei, FE, Moneycontrol, Daily Guardian, etc.

Conference presentations, lectures, meetings and seminars in UK, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Belgium, etc.

Reviewer: Applied Economics, Energy Journal, Economic Systems Research, Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, International Economic Journal, Annual conferences on Global Economic Analysis, etc.

Awards/Fellowships/Honors:
GTAP Research Fellow, 2017 to 2020
Fellow, SANEM (http://sanemnet.org/fellow/)
Member, IATRC (http://iatrcweb.org/)
Biography Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2009 to 2014, Madison's Who's Who among Executives and Professionals, 2008-09, etc.
Fellowship with an invitation to participate in the `Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Economics' at Lindau, Germany, in September 2004. Several other fellowships and grants for travel, teach and participate in courses.

Consultant with World Bank, FAO, UN, European Commission, Governments of India and USA, WHO, PWC, KPMG, several academic and research institutions all over the world, etc.

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Josh WilsonFounder, CEO, togetherAI

I enjoy building companies with great people.

I have been lucky enough to do so on two previous occasions, having founded StatEdge, a sports tech software company, and GROW Super, initially a superannuation fund that pivoted to develop a fund administration platform built on distributed technology.

I have raised over $35m in capital and grown businesses from a team of five to seventy in under two years. I have built amazing teams who have successfully delivered industry revolutionising platforms in a highly regulated industry.

In 2019, I made a huge mistake and placed a small bet with inside information from my sports technology company. As a result, I lost both companies and was charged, but not convicted, of placing an inside bet in October 2020.

I have been lucky to build amazing relationships throughout my journey, allowing me in December 2020 to launch togetherAI, a platform enabling families to have the right conversations about mental health at the right time. I am blessed to lead a team that believe in our vision and be part of a company that accepts people make mistakes and encourages them to rebuild with their best foot forward.

I am passionate about awesome ideas, mental health, family and friends. I am also a Christian who hopes to leave the world in a better place than they found it. I am a strong believe in diversity, inclusion and respect for all people, no matter their background or identity. I hope to be an example for people who have made mistakes, and show that with integrity and hard work, no mistake is too big to come back from.

Josh WilsonFounder, CEO, togetherAI

I enjoy building companies with great people.

I have been lucky enough to do so on two previous occasions, having founded StatEdge, a sports tech software company, and GROW Super, initially a superannuation fund that pivoted to develop a fund administration platform built on distributed technology.

I have raised over $35m in capital and grown businesses from a team of five to seventy in under two years. I have built amazing teams who have successfully delivered industry revolutionising platforms in a highly regulated industry.

In 2019, I made a huge mistake and placed a small bet with inside information from my sports technology company. As a result, I lost both companies and was charged, but not convicted, of placing an inside bet in October 2020.

I have been lucky to build amazing relationships throughout my journey, allowing me in December 2020 to launch togetherAI, a platform enabling families to have the right conversations about mental health at the right time. I am blessed to lead a team that believe in our vision and be part of a company that accepts people make mistakes and encourages them to rebuild with their best foot forward.

I am passionate about awesome ideas, mental health, family and friends. I am also a Christian who hopes to leave the world in a better place than they found it. I am a strong believe in diversity, inclusion and respect for all people, no matter their background or identity. I hope to be an example for people who have made mistakes, and show that with integrity and hard work, no mistake is too big to come back from.

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Nick Allen, MSc, PhDCo-Founder, CEO, Ksana Health

Experienced Professor Of Psychology with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and health care. Skilled in Research Design, Mobile Health, Mental Health, Higher Education, and Clinical Psychology. Digital health startup CEO developing software products for mental health research and services. PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne.

Nick Allen, MSc, PhDCo-Founder, CEO, Ksana Health

Experienced Professor Of Psychology with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and health care. Skilled in Research Design, Mobile Health, Mental Health, Higher Education, and Clinical Psychology. Digital health startup CEO developing software products for mental health research and services. PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne.

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Usha Roopnarain, PhD, LLM, MBAFormer Member of Parliament, Republic of South Africa , Founder, Power to Empower

Dr. Usha Roopnarain is a former member of parliament in the National Assembly of South Africa. She is also the shadow minister of health in KZN legislature. She is a board member of NELMS/TKZN and founder of Power to Empower. She is a multifaceted personality, who is an author and poet! She has published several articles in peer reviewed journals.

Usha Roopnarain, PhD, LLM, MBAFormer Member of Parliament, Republic of South Africa , Founder, Power to Empower

Dr. Usha Roopnarain is a former member of parliament in the National Assembly of South Africa. She is also the shadow minister of health in KZN legislature. She is a board member of NELMS/TKZN and founder of Power to Empower. She is a multifaceted personality, who is an author and poet! She has published several articles in peer reviewed journals.

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Pravin Mishra, PhD, MBACOO, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE)

Dr. Mishra is a strategic visionary executive leader who is COO at the newly formed National Pandemic Center at OSU. With over 15 years of professional experience, his career reflects success in academic, government, not-for-profit, start-up, and healthcare settings. He has handled key executive decision making (~$80 Million), promoted innovation, and BD in the company. He is a Founding Director of Research and Development Center at the Intermountain Healthcare (IHC). He also established IHC’s Precision Genomics Core Laboratory. He also served as a director at Ohio State University’s James Cancer Center. He is a founding member of AAPM.

Pravin Mishra, PhD, MBACOO, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE)

Dr. Mishra is a strategic visionary executive leader who is COO at the newly formed National Pandemic Center at OSU. With over 15 years of professional experience, his career reflects success in academic, government, not-for-profit, start-up, and healthcare settings. He has handled key executive decision making (~$80 Million), promoted innovation, and BD in the company. He is a Founding Director of Research and Development Center at the Intermountain Healthcare (IHC). He also established IHC’s Precision Genomics Core Laboratory. He also served as a director at Ohio State University’s James Cancer Center. He is a founding member of AAPM.

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Shelli Brunswick, MBACOO, Space Foundation

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a space acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force to her current role, including overseeing Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium 365, and Global Alliance.

Advocating for space technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Shelli collaborates with government, commercial and educational sectors on initiatives for space commerce, young professionals, teacher development, and space-inspired curriculum.

Brunswick’s work to champion the inclusion of underserved groups stems from staying true to the values instilled while she was in the military: a passion to share her journey, give back to the space community, and contribute to the development of the next-generation workforce. As a leading role model for women in space, Brunswick was selected as the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Role Model of the Year by WomenTech Network and a Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Brunswick speaks at organizations and events around the globe to advance space technology innovation partnerships and collaboration, chairs the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, chairs Space Entrepreneurship at Tod’Aers, and hosts the Women’s Global Gathering annually at Space Symposium. In addition, she is one of only 35 women worldwide to be selected by the United Nations as a mentor for its Space4Women program and is a World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) senator for the United States of America. She is a founding advisory board member for NYU SPS Human Capital Analytics and Technology Program as well as a founding advisory board member for WomenTech Network. She sits on the board of directors for Manufacturer’s Edge and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

Shelli Brunswick, MBACOO, Space Foundation

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a space acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force to her current role, including overseeing Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium 365, and Global Alliance.

Advocating for space technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Shelli collaborates with government, commercial and educational sectors on initiatives for space commerce, young professionals, teacher development, and space-inspired curriculum.

Brunswick’s work to champion the inclusion of underserved groups stems from staying true to the values instilled while she was in the military: a passion to share her journey, give back to the space community, and contribute to the development of the next-generation workforce. As a leading role model for women in space, Brunswick was selected as the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Role Model of the Year by WomenTech Network and a Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Brunswick speaks at organizations and events around the globe to advance space technology innovation partnerships and collaboration, chairs the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, chairs Space Entrepreneurship at Tod’Aers, and hosts the Women’s Global Gathering annually at Space Symposium. In addition, she is one of only 35 women worldwide to be selected by the United Nations as a mentor for its Space4Women program and is a World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) senator for the United States of America. She is a founding advisory board member for NYU SPS Human Capital Analytics and Technology Program as well as a founding advisory board member for WomenTech Network. She sits on the board of directors for Manufacturer’s Edge and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

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Bianca Tudor, MSFounder, CEO Elite Business Women (EBW) & Investment Fund (EBWIF)

Bianca Tudor, a woman entrepreneur supporting women entrepreneurs, CSR addict, founder of many entrepreneurial projects such as Elite Business Women & EBW Investment Fund.

At Elite Business Women www.ebw.business we believe in unity, sharing economy and empowering women. We are a network of women entrepreneurs, 11.000 from Romania, UK, Portugal, Italy and expanding by launching our Elite Business Club.

My expertise is in:
- business strategy and implementation, business development, branding, networking, fundraising, international expansion for businesses, organizing business events, communication.

As a Speaker my areas are: entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, business development, sales, business strategy, business internationalization, branding, personal brand, company brand, balanced gender boards, equality and diversity, sharing economy, networking, CSR.

Bianca Tudor, MSFounder, CEO Elite Business Women (EBW) & Investment Fund (EBWIF)

Bianca Tudor, a woman entrepreneur supporting women entrepreneurs, CSR addict, founder of many entrepreneurial projects such as Elite Business Women & EBW Investment Fund.

At Elite Business Women www.ebw.business we believe in unity, sharing economy and empowering women. We are a network of women entrepreneurs, 11.000 from Romania, UK, Portugal, Italy and expanding by launching our Elite Business Club.

My expertise is in:
- business strategy and implementation, business development, branding, networking, fundraising, international expansion for businesses, organizing business events, communication.

As a Speaker my areas are: entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, business development, sales, business strategy, business internationalization, branding, personal brand, company brand, balanced gender boards, equality and diversity, sharing economy, networking, CSR.

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Sandra MillerCEO at Runway Innovation Hub.

Sandra Miller speaks to multinational corporations, governments, entrepreneurs, investors and universities on myriad aspects of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. She brings a grounded and practical Silicon Valley perspective to exploring the promise and potential perils of technology innovation and disruption in our increasingly digital world, providing practical examples for how innovation impacts the way we live, learn and work – today and in the future.

Sandra co-founded Stanford University’s Biodesign Program and led Accenture’s Open Innovation initiatives with Silicon Valley’s top accelerators. She was the first Managing Director of the Singularity University startup accelerator and is emeritus Chair of Singularity’s Entrepreneurship Track. Sandra co-founded the Kauffman Foundation’s Labs for Enterprise Creation accelerator and was Managing Director of The Angels’ Forum (now Mighty Capital), one of Silicon Valley’s leading angel investor groups.

An Advisor to post seed-stage and venture capital-backed startups, Sandra continues to be in awe of the transformations that occur in startup founders throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. She has nearly 20 years of experience advising and educating more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and startups in many industry sectors as they develop technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, virtual reality and Internet of Things. Current areas of research include bridging the innovation gap between startups and enterprise, evolving the accelerator model and developing tools and insights to address the psychological aspects of a founder’s journey. Sandra is based in Silicon Valley and most enjoys rambling near water or amongst redwood trees with her sidekick, Lola the Wonderdog.

Sandra MillerCEO at Runway Innovation Hub.

Sandra Miller speaks to multinational corporations, governments, entrepreneurs, investors and universities on myriad aspects of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. She brings a grounded and practical Silicon Valley perspective to exploring the promise and potential perils of technology innovation and disruption in our increasingly digital world, providing practical examples for how innovation impacts the way we live, learn and work – today and in the future.

Sandra co-founded Stanford University’s Biodesign Program and led Accenture’s Open Innovation initiatives with Silicon Valley’s top accelerators. She was the first Managing Director of the Singularity University startup accelerator and is emeritus Chair of Singularity’s Entrepreneurship Track. Sandra co-founded the Kauffman Foundation’s Labs for Enterprise Creation accelerator and was Managing Director of The Angels’ Forum (now Mighty Capital), one of Silicon Valley’s leading angel investor groups.

An Advisor to post seed-stage and venture capital-backed startups, Sandra continues to be in awe of the transformations that occur in startup founders throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. She has nearly 20 years of experience advising and educating more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and startups in many industry sectors as they develop technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, virtual reality and Internet of Things. Current areas of research include bridging the innovation gap between startups and enterprise, evolving the accelerator model and developing tools and insights to address the psychological aspects of a founder’s journey. Sandra is based in Silicon Valley and most enjoys rambling near water or amongst redwood trees with her sidekick, Lola the Wonderdog.

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Michael Byrne, MDCEO, Satisfai Health, Inc.

Dr. Michael Byrne is CEO and founder of Satisfai Health Inc, a leading medical solutions provider specializing in AI applications applied to large addressable markets in gastroenterology. Its solutions deliver real-time analysis of medical imagery and provide clinicians with real-time decision-making intelligence that dramatically improve patient outcomes.

He is also the founder of the ai4gi joint venture for which he provides senior leadership and clinical direction. ai4gi is supporting the fight against colon cancer by applying Artificial Intelligence, with its recent deep learning techniques, to revolutionize medical image analysis. Outside the ai4gi Joint Venture, Dr. Byrne is guiding Satisfai Health in its vision of employing Artificial Intelligence to improve patient outcomes for a variety of GI tract diseases.

Dr. Byrne is a clinical innovator and physician entrepreneur with more than twenty years experience as a practicing physician and specialist in gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy who is widely regarded as a pioneer and leading global clinical expert on Artificial Intelligence as applied to Gastroenterology.

He has worked in the medical device space for several years. Prior to his role with Satisfai, and his work on the ai4gi project, he has worked with the Biotechnology Industry in several areas including colon cancer genetic testing, and novel applications of Photodynamic therapy for Gastrointestinal disease and has over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Byrne is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, and was the Director of Endoscopy at Vancouver General Hospital/University of British Columbia from 2012-2014. His research interests range from basic science to clinical medicine, and he has hands-on research training in molecular science and pharmacology.

Michael Byrne, MDCEO, Satisfai Health, Inc.

Dr. Michael Byrne is CEO and founder of Satisfai Health Inc, a leading medical solutions provider specializing in AI applications applied to large addressable markets in gastroenterology. Its solutions deliver real-time analysis of medical imagery and provide clinicians with real-time decision-making intelligence that dramatically improve patient outcomes.

He is also the founder of the ai4gi joint venture for which he provides senior leadership and clinical direction. ai4gi is supporting the fight against colon cancer by applying Artificial Intelligence, with its recent deep learning techniques, to revolutionize medical image analysis. Outside the ai4gi Joint Venture, Dr. Byrne is guiding Satisfai Health in its vision of employing Artificial Intelligence to improve patient outcomes for a variety of GI tract diseases.

Dr. Byrne is a clinical innovator and physician entrepreneur with more than twenty years experience as a practicing physician and specialist in gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy who is widely regarded as a pioneer and leading global clinical expert on Artificial Intelligence as applied to Gastroenterology.

He has worked in the medical device space for several years. Prior to his role with Satisfai, and his work on the ai4gi project, he has worked with the Biotechnology Industry in several areas including colon cancer genetic testing, and novel applications of Photodynamic therapy for Gastrointestinal disease and has over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Byrne is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, and was the Director of Endoscopy at Vancouver General Hospital/University of British Columbia from 2012-2014. His research interests range from basic science to clinical medicine, and he has hands-on research training in molecular science and pharmacology.

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Ashok VyasProgram Director, ITV, NY

Ashok is a Program Director for ITVGold and has presented News for 3 years, interviewed top personalities from different fields. Created diverse shows, including social, political, psychological, religious, Hindi film based, musical, medical and immigration shows as well as shows for kids and literary shows.
Worked on three weekly programs for ITV, literary 'Jeet Gaye Geet', Kids Kingdom and literary 'Shabd Star'. Produced a weekly devotional show for 18 months 'Shirdi Sai Vishwa Sai'.
Presently the interview based 'Wide Angle with Ashok Vyas' is shown twice a week, a discussion based 'Insight Tonight with Ashok Vyas' is also aired in prime time on ITVGold, presenting 'Vision of Asia' twice a week.
May 1995, Shogun Television, Mumbai and Freelance writer/translator in Mumbai. Translated episodes of 'Batman' and several American Shows for UTV.

Ashok VyasProgram Director, ITV, NY

Ashok is a Program Director for ITVGold and has presented News for 3 years, interviewed top personalities from different fields. Created diverse shows, including social, political, psychological, religious, Hindi film based, musical, medical and immigration shows as well as shows for kids and literary shows.
Worked on three weekly programs for ITV, literary 'Jeet Gaye Geet', Kids Kingdom and literary 'Shabd Star'. Produced a weekly devotional show for 18 months 'Shirdi Sai Vishwa Sai'.
Presently the interview based 'Wide Angle with Ashok Vyas' is shown twice a week, a discussion based 'Insight Tonight with Ashok Vyas' is also aired in prime time on ITVGold, presenting 'Vision of Asia' twice a week.
May 1995, Shogun Television, Mumbai and Freelance writer/translator in Mumbai. Translated episodes of 'Batman' and several American Shows for UTV.

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Jane BurnsChair, Swiss 8, CSO, TogetherAI

International expert in mental health and wellbeing, suicide prevention, digital transformation and integrated models of care.

Author of over 100 papers and policy reports including 'Game On', 'VicHealth Why Let them Fall', the 'Movember Global Report on Mens Health' and the 'National Mental Health Commission Report on New and Emerging Technologies'.

Thinker in Residence for the WA Commission for Children and Young People. International key note speaker including as a US Harkness Fellow in HealthCare Policy, Canadian Best Brains Exchange and YPO mental health asset.

Winner. Social Enterprise. 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence. Victorian Finalist. 2012 and 2017 Telstra Business Women's Awards.

PhD. Medicine. University of Adelaide.

Jane BurnsChair, Swiss 8, CSO, TogetherAI

International expert in mental health and wellbeing, suicide prevention, digital transformation and integrated models of care.

Author of over 100 papers and policy reports including 'Game On', 'VicHealth Why Let them Fall', the 'Movember Global Report on Mens Health' and the 'National Mental Health Commission Report on New and Emerging Technologies'.

Thinker in Residence for the WA Commission for Children and Young People. International key note speaker including as a US Harkness Fellow in HealthCare Policy, Canadian Best Brains Exchange and YPO mental health asset.

Winner. Social Enterprise. 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence. Victorian Finalist. 2012 and 2017 Telstra Business Women's Awards.

PhD. Medicine. University of Adelaide.

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Karen TayHead, Iterative Scopes, Faculty, Singularity University, Former, Assistant to Education Minister, Singapore

Operations, people, and strategy leader for teams in growth/scale stage. Deep experience leading virtual global teams and working with the highest levels of business and government: tech CEOs and country leaders, including Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers.

Based out of the Bay Area, I previously led tech talent attraction for Singapore and the Singapore Government, bringing in 20X our previous pipeline of global tech talent through innovative initiatives, organizational reform, and building brand capital.

As a certified executive and leadership coach and seasoned leader of global teams, I deeply understand the challenges founders face. No one has a perfectly smooth leadership trajectory, and I enjoy supporting leaders in their unique journeys.

Recognized as a Womens Forum Rising Talent, Business Times Top Women in STEM, and Asia21 Young Leader.

Karen TayHead, Iterative Scopes, Faculty, Singularity University, Former, Assistant to Education Minister, Singapore

Operations, people, and strategy leader for teams in growth/scale stage. Deep experience leading virtual global teams and working with the highest levels of business and government: tech CEOs and country leaders, including Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers.

Based out of the Bay Area, I previously led tech talent attraction for Singapore and the Singapore Government, bringing in 20X our previous pipeline of global tech talent through innovative initiatives, organizational reform, and building brand capital.

As a certified executive and leadership coach and seasoned leader of global teams, I deeply understand the challenges founders face. No one has a perfectly smooth leadership trajectory, and I enjoy supporting leaders in their unique journeys.

Recognized as a Womens Forum Rising Talent, Business Times Top Women in STEM, and Asia21 Young Leader.

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Robert E. Sweeney, DA, MS, MBACo-Founder, Principal, Managing Director, Global Health Impact Fund

Bob Sweeney is one of a select group of proven national experts in the acquisition, management, evaluation and promotion of agreements between healthcare organizations and physicians. His areas of expert competencies include emergency medicine, neurological rehabilitation, home health care, managed care and the medical information needs of hospitals and physicians. His professional competencies include general and financial management, investment fund raising, executive sales and negotiations, direct response marketing techniques, sales management and public relations. Bob is also experienced in the commercialization of intellectual property developed in academic environments and the organization of academic and professional advisory boards. In November, 2005, Bob was selected by the University of Memphis for its prestigious Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Robert E. Sweeney, DA, MS, MBACo-Founder, Principal, Managing Director, Global Health Impact Fund

Bob Sweeney is one of a select group of proven national experts in the acquisition, management, evaluation and promotion of agreements between healthcare organizations and physicians. His areas of expert competencies include emergency medicine, neurological rehabilitation, home health care, managed care and the medical information needs of hospitals and physicians. His professional competencies include general and financial management, investment fund raising, executive sales and negotiations, direct response marketing techniques, sales management and public relations. Bob is also experienced in the commercialization of intellectual property developed in academic environments and the organization of academic and professional advisory boards. In November, 2005, Bob was selected by the University of Memphis for its prestigious Outstanding Alumnus Award.

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Tahiat HossainAdditional Secretary, Director, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Tahiat Hossain is Additional Secretary, Project Director, Post Graduate colleges Development Project at Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

Tahiat HossainAdditional Secretary, Director, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Tahiat Hossain is Additional Secretary, Project Director, Post Graduate colleges Development Project at Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

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Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc.Professor, University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc, FGSA is Professor and Director of Research at the Department
of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He also is Director of the NIH-funded KMC Center of
Biomedical Research Excellence for Clinical and Translational Research on Aging, Principal
Investigator of the KMC Hawaii Lifespan Study and KMC Hawaii Healthspan Study, and co-
Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Willcox has published widely in the genetic, environmental and clinical aspects of healthy
aging. He is a frequent reviewer for major medical journals and is on the Editorial Board of the
Journals of Gerontology, the leading gerontological journal. Dr. Willcox is also on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) for the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), which reviews all
intramural NIA research programs.

Dr. Willcox is on the scientific advisory board of several leading aging institutes and health care
companies around the world that perform cutting edge research and create novel interventions and products to optimize length and quality of life. He has been recognized with a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award for Advances in Aging Research, the Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research, and a Director’s Citation from the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services, among other honors. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a four-time nominee for Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Queen’s Medical Center.

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc.Professor, University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc, FGSA is Professor and Director of Research at the Department
of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He also is Director of the NIH-funded KMC Center of
Biomedical Research Excellence for Clinical and Translational Research on Aging, Principal
Investigator of the KMC Hawaii Lifespan Study and KMC Hawaii Healthspan Study, and co-
Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Willcox has published widely in the genetic, environmental and clinical aspects of healthy
aging. He is a frequent reviewer for major medical journals and is on the Editorial Board of the
Journals of Gerontology, the leading gerontological journal. Dr. Willcox is also on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) for the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), which reviews all
intramural NIA research programs.

Dr. Willcox is on the scientific advisory board of several leading aging institutes and health care
companies around the world that perform cutting edge research and create novel interventions and products to optimize length and quality of life. He has been recognized with a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award for Advances in Aging Research, the Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research, and a Director’s Citation from the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services, among other honors. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a four-time nominee for Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Queen’s Medical Center.

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Nathan McDonaldCEO, Keiretsu Capital, Chairman, Keiretsu Forum Northwest

I am the Chairman and CEO of the fastest-growing angel investment group globally, adding over 850 investor members and facilitating over $450 million in funding for over 600 companies. I work with serious investors, accomplished business leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and family offices whose mission is to accelerate the success and impact of their portfolio companies.

Nathan McDonaldCEO, Keiretsu Capital, Chairman, Keiretsu Forum Northwest

I am the Chairman and CEO of the fastest-growing angel investment group globally, adding over 850 investor members and facilitating over $450 million in funding for over 600 companies. I work with serious investors, accomplished business leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and family offices whose mission is to accelerate the success and impact of their portfolio companies.

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Alex Cahana, MD, FIPPVenture Partner, Impact Rooms

Alex Cahana is a Venture Partner & Head of MedTech & Healthcare at CryptoOracle.

Alex started his career in Head of Interventional Pain Program at University of Geneva. In 2014, he became a Theme Developer at ARK Invest. From 2018 and until now, Alex has been a Venture Partner & Head of MedTech & Healthcare at CryptoOracle, a community-first VC and strategic advisor supporting companies paving the way for a global economy leveraging distributed ledger technologies. In addition, Alex is an Advisor at Nura Health, Macroscape, and Bastyr University. He also lectures at University of Washington.

In 1989, Alex received a Doctor of Medicine from Tel Aviv University. In 2006, he obtained Master's degree in Ethics/Medical Humanities from University of Lausanne. [2]

Alex Cahana, MD, FIPPVenture Partner, Impact Rooms

Alex Cahana is a Venture Partner & Head of MedTech & Healthcare at CryptoOracle.

Alex started his career in Head of Interventional Pain Program at University of Geneva. In 2014, he became a Theme Developer at ARK Invest. From 2018 and until now, Alex has been a Venture Partner & Head of MedTech & Healthcare at CryptoOracle, a community-first VC and strategic advisor supporting companies paving the way for a global economy leveraging distributed ledger technologies. In addition, Alex is an Advisor at Nura Health, Macroscape, and Bastyr University. He also lectures at University of Washington.

In 1989, Alex received a Doctor of Medicine from Tel Aviv University. In 2006, he obtained Master's degree in Ethics/Medical Humanities from University of Lausanne. [2]

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Arvind ThiagarajanFounder, CEO, HD Medical Inc.

Arvind Thiagarajan is the Founder & CEO of HD Medical Inc. He is an inventor and entrepreneur with a history of founding, advising, and building technology companies.
Arvind was given a special award from Member of Parliament for Science and Technology from the Government of India for his contributions to research and science and his work as part of HD Medical won the Socially Relevant Product (SRP) award in IIT Madras. His inventions have helped in screening thousands of children and people in India and worldwide. The HD Medical ViScope® Visual Stethoscope, invented by Arvind, was used to screen 30,000 children as part of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) initiative in Kerala State in India to detect cardiac murmurs and defects.
His second invention, a data compression technology called ABO (Adaptive Binary Optimization) at MatrixView was chosen as the "Top 5 evolving technologies" by CNBC Asia; named twice the Frost & Sullivan "Best Technology Award" for medical imaging. Hundreds of hospitals worldwide use MatrixView’s technology for solving storage and transmission issues. Arvind took MatrixView Public in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) at $50 Million market cap value at IPO, and the stock price went up to more than $250 Million market cap value at its peak.

Arvind ThiagarajanFounder, CEO, HD Medical Inc.

Arvind Thiagarajan is the Founder & CEO of HD Medical Inc. He is an inventor and entrepreneur with a history of founding, advising, and building technology companies.
Arvind was given a special award from Member of Parliament for Science and Technology from the Government of India for his contributions to research and science and his work as part of HD Medical won the Socially Relevant Product (SRP) award in IIT Madras. His inventions have helped in screening thousands of children and people in India and worldwide. The HD Medical ViScope® Visual Stethoscope, invented by Arvind, was used to screen 30,000 children as part of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) initiative in Kerala State in India to detect cardiac murmurs and defects.
His second invention, a data compression technology called ABO (Adaptive Binary Optimization) at MatrixView was chosen as the "Top 5 evolving technologies" by CNBC Asia; named twice the Frost & Sullivan "Best Technology Award" for medical imaging. Hundreds of hospitals worldwide use MatrixView’s technology for solving storage and transmission issues. Arvind took MatrixView Public in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) at $50 Million market cap value at IPO, and the stock price went up to more than $250 Million market cap value at its peak.

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Hoosen Vawda, PhDDirector: Glastonbury Medical Research Centre

Director: Glastonbury Medical Research Centre

Director: Community Health and Indigent Programme Services

Director: Body Donor Foundation SA.

Activism: Justice for All

Principal Investigator: Multinational Clinical Trials

Consultant: Medical and General Research Ethics

Consultant to: Internal Medicine: UKZN, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine

Consultant to: Clinical Psychiatry: UKZN, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine

Executive Member: Inter Religious Council KZN SA

Ministerial Appointee: National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Hoosen Vawda, PhDDirector: Glastonbury Medical Research Centre

Director: Glastonbury Medical Research Centre

Director: Community Health and Indigent Programme Services

Director: Body Donor Foundation SA.

Activism: Justice for All

Principal Investigator: Multinational Clinical Trials

Consultant: Medical and General Research Ethics

Consultant to: Internal Medicine: UKZN, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine

Consultant to: Clinical Psychiatry: UKZN, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine

Executive Member: Inter Religious Council KZN SA

Ministerial Appointee: National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Capt. Franz AlmeidaManaging Partner - Space Lead

FAA Licensed former Airline Transport and current Test & Repo Jet Pilot with 5K+ hours of Jet Time in fourteen different types of aircraft and five Jet types across Airbus, Boeing & Embraer
Founder of HUGY, a video-only connection product that pivoted to an AR, time, and geo-centric networking platform - invited to Y Combinator and featured in TechCrunch SF 2017
Angel Investor since 2011 across drones, robotics & health, etc.
Limited Partner at a Consumer/SaaS fund
Scout for a $10M Pre Seed Fund sourcing post MVP pre - PMF deals
Angel at VitalizeVC angel group
Studied at Harvard Business School HBX for business
Currently Enrolled in the Next Cohorts of the Wharton-Venture Capital Executive Program and Software Engineering at Columbia slated for the next Q2 2022

Capt. Franz AlmeidaManaging Partner - Space Lead

FAA Licensed former Airline Transport and current Test & Repo Jet Pilot with 5K+ hours of Jet Time in fourteen different types of aircraft and five Jet types across Airbus, Boeing & Embraer
Founder of HUGY, a video-only connection product that pivoted to an AR, time, and geo-centric networking platform - invited to Y Combinator and featured in TechCrunch SF 2017
Angel Investor since 2011 across drones, robotics & health, etc.
Limited Partner at a Consumer/SaaS fund
Scout for a $10M Pre Seed Fund sourcing post MVP pre - PMF deals
Angel at VitalizeVC angel group
Studied at Harvard Business School HBX for business
Currently Enrolled in the Next Cohorts of the Wharton-Venture Capital Executive Program and Software Engineering at Columbia slated for the next Q2 2022

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Radhika Iyengar-Emens, MBAFounding Partner, StarChain Ventures

Radhika Iyengar is a TEDx speaker, Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, and serial entrepreneur. She is a

Founding Partner at StarChain Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture studio focused on solving

significant global challenges with Web 3/Blockchain plus other advanced technologies such as AI/ML

and IoT – a core thesis of her best-selling book, Enterprise Blockchain Has Arrived, co-authored with

Jorden Woods. She is also a Managing Partner at DoubleNova Group, a boutique Silicon Valley-based

management consultancy advising the Global 2000 & top startups on advanced tech and global markets.

Radhika Iyengar-Emens, MBAFounding Partner, StarChain Ventures

Radhika Iyengar is a TEDx speaker, Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, and serial entrepreneur. She is a

Founding Partner at StarChain Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture studio focused on solving

significant global challenges with Web 3/Blockchain plus other advanced technologies such as AI/ML

and IoT – a core thesis of her best-selling book, Enterprise Blockchain Has Arrived, co-authored with

Jorden Woods. She is also a Managing Partner at DoubleNova Group, a boutique Silicon Valley-based

management consultancy advising the Global 2000 & top startups on advanced tech and global markets.

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Sanjeev Sinha, MSManaging Director, SRE Holdings

Sanjeev Sinha, Managing Director at SRE Holdings (東証一部 TSE Section 1) / SRE AI Partners. leading AI Solutions Practice for Financial Industry. Especially strong at cross-product financial industry integration solutions combining Securities/Capital Markets (Eq, FI, FX, MF, VC/PE, Derivatives), Asset/Wealth Management (Portfolio Optimization, Robo-Advisory) and Banks using multi algorithm solutions involving ML/DL/GAN/RL with Python/TensorFlow/AWS/GCP and other state-of-the-art platforms.
Formerly with Goldman Sachs, Mizuho Securities, Director New Business for UBS Group Japan (Investment Bank, Commercial Bank and Wealth Management concurrently), PwC and as Chief Country Representative of Tata Asset Management (Mutual Funds) and Tata Realty and Infrastructure (PE Fund) in Japan raising a billion USD.
Started in Japan with what's now Mobileye, a world leader in AI based Autonomous Driving Systems. Graduate of India's top university IIT (Computational Physics) followed by Masters of Applied Finance and Quantitative Finance from Columbia Univ. Formerly Japan Head of Global Association of Risk Professionals, Member of AI Committee at Ministry of IA&C, Guest Faculty at Tokyo University, commentator on national TV, columnist at Nikkei and author of four books from leading publishers in Japan.

Sanjeev Sinha, MSManaging Director, SRE Holdings

Sanjeev Sinha, Managing Director at SRE Holdings (東証一部 TSE Section 1) / SRE AI Partners. leading AI Solutions Practice for Financial Industry. Especially strong at cross-product financial industry integration solutions combining Securities/Capital Markets (Eq, FI, FX, MF, VC/PE, Derivatives), Asset/Wealth Management (Portfolio Optimization, Robo-Advisory) and Banks using multi algorithm solutions involving ML/DL/GAN/RL with Python/TensorFlow/AWS/GCP and other state-of-the-art platforms.
Formerly with Goldman Sachs, Mizuho Securities, Director New Business for UBS Group Japan (Investment Bank, Commercial Bank and Wealth Management concurrently), PwC and as Chief Country Representative of Tata Asset Management (Mutual Funds) and Tata Realty and Infrastructure (PE Fund) in Japan raising a billion USD.
Started in Japan with what's now Mobileye, a world leader in AI based Autonomous Driving Systems. Graduate of India's top university IIT (Computational Physics) followed by Masters of Applied Finance and Quantitative Finance from Columbia Univ. Formerly Japan Head of Global Association of Risk Professionals, Member of AI Committee at Ministry of IA&C, Guest Faculty at Tokyo University, commentator on national TV, columnist at Nikkei and author of four books from leading publishers in Japan.

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Uday Chatterjee, MBAAngel Investor, Biotech, Agritech and Tourism

I was born in a small town in India -Allahabad and spent most of my early years and education up to college level in small towns across India.
I finished my MBA from FMS, Delhi, -a premier Business Schools in India, in 1973. After that, I had a short professional stint working with the Tata Group as a Management Trainee and worked for their hotels' division- Indian Hotels Company. During my few years with the Tata Group, I learned a lot about Corporate Ethos and its value system. This experience left a deep and lasting impression on me and has greatly influenced me.
I had a calling to break out on my own, and thus my journey as an entrepreneur started in the mid-eighties and continues. It has been an incredible journey, and I have been amply rewarded. My early entrepreneurial forays were in Airline, Hotel, and Travel industries. I ran the Reservation Service for the Hilton Group of Hotels worldwide and was a GSA for PanAm and Delta Airlines.
By 1990 I ventured into the new Information Technology area. I created a large company in the GIS space with offices and operations across the US, Canada, UK, Far East, and the Middle East. We worked with large multinationals like AT&T, Swiss Telecom, BritishTelecom, etc.
I also created a very successful business in the infrastructure space offering Consulting services to leading international companies in Hydel, Thermal, Gas Turbine, and Urban Transport Projects like Metro Rail and Telecom Infrastructure. During this phase, we worked with several Metro Rail projects for their ticketing system.
My life took another turn when I relocated to a hill town called Dehradun in India in early 2000. Before the pandemic and severe life-threatening pollution in Delhi, I started working remotely from Dehradun. This phase also involved making changes to my businesses and migrating for companies that could be managed remotely over the next few years.
In this phase of my life, I decided to look for promising new companies working in cutting-edge technologies in Biosciences, etc. Both invested and mentored some of these companies.
I work very actively with Indian Angel Network -which has more than five hundred Angel Investors with diverse domain expertise. IAN has to date funded some two hundred Startups across India and abroad. I have personally invested in over fifty Startups and am involved in mentoring several of them. I am personally interested in Biotech, Agritech, and Tourism related Startups and sit on the Boards of several companies.
I work closely with the Startup initiative of Governments of several Indian states, TiE and many other professional bodies to promote Startup Ecosystem in India.
My Mission is to Transform India from a nation of Job seekers to a Nation of Job Creators.
I am also actively associated with several charitable organizations that work in Eye Care, Ayurveda Treatments, primary Healthcare at the village level, and Girl Child Project, which promotes and provides scholarships to deserving girls from economically disadvantaged rural areas. Most of these projects are located in remote regions of Uttarakhand.
I have many hobbies: Trekking, River Rafting, Classical Music, Learning Languages, and collecting Paintings.

Uday Chatterjee, MBAAngel Investor, Biotech, Agritech and Tourism

I was born in a small town in India -Allahabad and spent most of my early years and education up to college level in small towns across India.
I finished my MBA from FMS, Delhi, -a premier Business Schools in India, in 1973. After that, I had a short professional stint working with the Tata Group as a Management Trainee and worked for their hotels' division- Indian Hotels Company. During my few years with the Tata Group, I learned a lot about Corporate Ethos and its value system. This experience left a deep and lasting impression on me and has greatly influenced me.
I had a calling to break out on my own, and thus my journey as an entrepreneur started in the mid-eighties and continues. It has been an incredible journey, and I have been amply rewarded. My early entrepreneurial forays were in Airline, Hotel, and Travel industries. I ran the Reservation Service for the Hilton Group of Hotels worldwide and was a GSA for PanAm and Delta Airlines.
By 1990 I ventured into the new Information Technology area. I created a large company in the GIS space with offices and operations across the US, Canada, UK, Far East, and the Middle East. We worked with large multinationals like AT&T, Swiss Telecom, BritishTelecom, etc.
I also created a very successful business in the infrastructure space offering Consulting services to leading international companies in Hydel, Thermal, Gas Turbine, and Urban Transport Projects like Metro Rail and Telecom Infrastructure. During this phase, we worked with several Metro Rail projects for their ticketing system.
My life took another turn when I relocated to a hill town called Dehradun in India in early 2000. Before the pandemic and severe life-threatening pollution in Delhi, I started working remotely from Dehradun. This phase also involved making changes to my businesses and migrating for companies that could be managed remotely over the next few years.
In this phase of my life, I decided to look for promising new companies working in cutting-edge technologies in Biosciences, etc. Both invested and mentored some of these companies.
I work very actively with Indian Angel Network -which has more than five hundred Angel Investors with diverse domain expertise. IAN has to date funded some two hundred Startups across India and abroad. I have personally invested in over fifty Startups and am involved in mentoring several of them. I am personally interested in Biotech, Agritech, and Tourism related Startups and sit on the Boards of several companies.
I work closely with the Startup initiative of Governments of several Indian states, TiE and many other professional bodies to promote Startup Ecosystem in India.
My Mission is to Transform India from a nation of Job seekers to a Nation of Job Creators.
I am also actively associated with several charitable organizations that work in Eye Care, Ayurveda Treatments, primary Healthcare at the village level, and Girl Child Project, which promotes and provides scholarships to deserving girls from economically disadvantaged rural areas. Most of these projects are located in remote regions of Uttarakhand.
I have many hobbies: Trekking, River Rafting, Classical Music, Learning Languages, and collecting Paintings.

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Fil Asgedom, JD, MBACEO, Co-Founder, Sax Capital

Fil Asgedom is the CEO & Co-Founder of Sax Capital Partners–a boutique M&A advisory firm. Also, he co-founded Medic-ally.org to provide Integrative Healthcare to lower-income members of our community. Fil holds a Doctor of Law (JD) focused on Banking and Legal Philosophy from the UC Hastings, and developed a curious mind with an interest in systems, strategic, & analytical thinking developed at UC Berkeley.

Fil Asgedom, JD, MBACEO, Co-Founder, Sax Capital

Fil Asgedom is the CEO & Co-Founder of Sax Capital Partners–a boutique M&A advisory firm. Also, he co-founded Medic-ally.org to provide Integrative Healthcare to lower-income members of our community. Fil holds a Doctor of Law (JD) focused on Banking and Legal Philosophy from the UC Hastings, and developed a curious mind with an interest in systems, strategic, & analytical thinking developed at UC Berkeley.

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Venky SomasundaramFilm Producer, Partner, Ondraga Entertainment, Ex Head, Spark Capital Advisors

Venkat Somasundaram is an Indian film Producer, who has worked predominantly in Bollywood. Venkat has worked in popular movies like Enai Noki Paayum Thota, Ekk Deewana Tha. Venkat's previous film to hit the theatres was Enai Noki Paayum Thota in the year 2019.

Venky SomasundaramFilm Producer, Partner, Ondraga Entertainment, Ex Head, Spark Capital Advisors

Venkat Somasundaram is an Indian film Producer, who has worked predominantly in Bollywood. Venkat has worked in popular movies like Enai Noki Paayum Thota, Ekk Deewana Tha. Venkat's previous film to hit the theatres was Enai Noki Paayum Thota in the year 2019.

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Pınar Öncü, MSCEO, AtlasOffice and Co-Founder, GarageAtlas

Pinar Oncu is a technology entrepreneur and mentor. She is the co-founder of GarageATLAS; an immersive technologies company, and co-founder of AtlasSpace; the metaverse for workspaces, targeting professional life. Ms. Oncu comes from Urban Planning background with Geographical Information Systems specialization. She is expert on designing 3d spaces and interactions in Virtual Reality environment with neuroscience perspective. She is a WomenTech Network mentor, supporting women entrepreneurs in XR technologies and innovation.

Pınar Öncü, MSCEO, AtlasOffice and Co-Founder, GarageAtlas

Pinar Oncu is a technology entrepreneur and mentor. She is the co-founder of GarageATLAS; an immersive technologies company, and co-founder of AtlasSpace; the metaverse for workspaces, targeting professional life. Ms. Oncu comes from Urban Planning background with Geographical Information Systems specialization. She is expert on designing 3d spaces and interactions in Virtual Reality environment with neuroscience perspective. She is a WomenTech Network mentor, supporting women entrepreneurs in XR technologies and innovation.

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Arian Nachat, MD, ABEM/ABHPMCEO, Pallity

After completing her training at Beth Israel Medical Center and dual board certification in Emergency Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Dr. Arian Nachat pursued additional training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Pain Management. She founded and directed the first inpatient Integrative symptoms management service for Kaiser Permanente in California, where she conducted peer reviewed EBM translational research.

Dr. Nachat is CEO and Founder of Pallity, Inc & Encompassing Care Alliance, PC - a consulting and advocacy company focused on empowering institutions, clinicians and patients to engage together in meaningful advance care planning. A firm believer in integrating the best of allopathic ad traditional modalities, Dr. Nachat also leads a concierge palliative oncology practice which specializes in minimizing a patients’ therapy and disease-related symptoms, while optimizing their quality of life.

Arian Nachat, MD, ABEM/ABHPMCEO, Pallity

After completing her training at Beth Israel Medical Center and dual board certification in Emergency Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Dr. Arian Nachat pursued additional training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Pain Management. She founded and directed the first inpatient Integrative symptoms management service for Kaiser Permanente in California, where she conducted peer reviewed EBM translational research.

Dr. Nachat is CEO and Founder of Pallity, Inc & Encompassing Care Alliance, PC - a consulting and advocacy company focused on empowering institutions, clinicians and patients to engage together in meaningful advance care planning. A firm believer in integrating the best of allopathic ad traditional modalities, Dr. Nachat also leads a concierge palliative oncology practice which specializes in minimizing a patients’ therapy and disease-related symptoms, while optimizing their quality of life.

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Christ Pavlatos, MD, MBAFounder and CEO PatientMD, Partner, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Christ Pavlatos is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He treats knee and shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears, torn labrum, and knee ligament injuries. His practice includes high school, college and adult recreational athletes. Dr. Pavlatos has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. Drawn to medicine by the combination of his interest in science and desire to help people, Dr. Pavlatos wanted to be a physician ever since he was five years old.

His approach to care stresses aggressive physical therapy as an alternative to surgery and as a means of speeding recovery when surgery is needed. Recognizing that patients do better when they are empowered to play an active role in their care, he makes certain to spend enough time with his patients to ensure they understand their condition, their treatment options and the rehabilitation process. He combines clinical excellence with compassion to earn patients’ trust and to achieve good outcomes for them. His goal is for his patients to be pain-free and functionally able to return to their desired activities.

Christ Pavlatos, MD, MBAFounder and CEO PatientMD, Partner, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Christ Pavlatos is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He treats knee and shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears, torn labrum, and knee ligament injuries. His practice includes high school, college and adult recreational athletes. Dr. Pavlatos has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. Drawn to medicine by the combination of his interest in science and desire to help people, Dr. Pavlatos wanted to be a physician ever since he was five years old.

His approach to care stresses aggressive physical therapy as an alternative to surgery and as a means of speeding recovery when surgery is needed. Recognizing that patients do better when they are empowered to play an active role in their care, he makes certain to spend enough time with his patients to ensure they understand their condition, their treatment options and the rehabilitation process. He combines clinical excellence with compassion to earn patients’ trust and to achieve good outcomes for them. His goal is for his patients to be pain-free and functionally able to return to their desired activities.

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Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi)Partner, Kalaari Capital, Professor, Rishihood University, DeepTech Investor

Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi) is Harvard Alumni, Award Winning Technologist, Professor of Innovation, Rescue Pilot, DeepTech Investor and Global speaker with several hundred global recognition and patents. His body of work, mostly 1st in the world is making difference within acute constraints of culture and cash via commodity technology. He has been acknowledged as Person of Year, world's top 10 Robotics Designer, #1 Artificial Intelligence Leader in Asia and world's top 25 CIO. Ravi is active in India, USA, Singapore, Scotland, Mexico and Africa thru advisory, co-creation, hackathons and innovation funding to create mass-entrepreneurship at grassroots across rural, towns and cities. Over a decade as investor he has mentored and managed successes and failure with a net portfolio gain of over 22X ROI. Ravi continues to serve various international agencies by flying several hundred hours as emergency response expeditions ranging from covid to floods to earthquakes. In past Ravi has been changemaker C-level leader, inventive Innovator and creative Engineer with global fortune institutions of the likes Arthur Andersen, Wipro, Microsoft, Accenture, AirWorks Group, Tata Singapore Airlines and so on. His impactful body of work in the area of Robotics, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Satellites, Intelligent Networks, Industrial Cloud, Adaptive manufacturing and Cognitive computing has unlocked value across 5 continents in improving civilization by helping various governments towards fiscal prudence & citizen services, while simultaneously encouraging compassionate capitalism thru brands and institutions like Nike, Micron Technologies, Weyerhaeuser, Bestbuy, Albertsons, Carrefour, Cognizant, General Electric (GE) and many more.

Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi)Partner, Kalaari Capital, Professor, Rishihood University, DeepTech Investor

Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi) is Harvard Alumni, Award Winning Technologist, Professor of Innovation, Rescue Pilot, DeepTech Investor and Global speaker with several hundred global recognition and patents. His body of work, mostly 1st in the world is making difference within acute constraints of culture and cash via commodity technology. He has been acknowledged as Person of Year, world's top 10 Robotics Designer, #1 Artificial Intelligence Leader in Asia and world's top 25 CIO. Ravi is active in India, USA, Singapore, Scotland, Mexico and Africa thru advisory, co-creation, hackathons and innovation funding to create mass-entrepreneurship at grassroots across rural, towns and cities. Over a decade as investor he has mentored and managed successes and failure with a net portfolio gain of over 22X ROI. Ravi continues to serve various international agencies by flying several hundred hours as emergency response expeditions ranging from covid to floods to earthquakes. In past Ravi has been changemaker C-level leader, inventive Innovator and creative Engineer with global fortune institutions of the likes Arthur Andersen, Wipro, Microsoft, Accenture, AirWorks Group, Tata Singapore Airlines and so on. His impactful body of work in the area of Robotics, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Satellites, Intelligent Networks, Industrial Cloud, Adaptive manufacturing and Cognitive computing has unlocked value across 5 continents in improving civilization by helping various governments towards fiscal prudence & citizen services, while simultaneously encouraging compassionate capitalism thru brands and institutions like Nike, Micron Technologies, Weyerhaeuser, Bestbuy, Albertsons, Carrefour, Cognizant, General Electric (GE) and many more.

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Chris Kager, MD MBAGeneral Partner, VC, Global Health Impact Fund

Dr. Chris Kager is an experienced neurosurgeon and general partner in venture capital fund in the healthcare sector. He is skilled in spine surgery and general neurosurgery, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, healthcare information technology (HIT), practice management, medical education, telemedicine, AI, and medical devices. He is also an angel investor and current principal in venture capital fund interested in startups in various sectors, particularly healthcare technology and digital health.

Chris Kager, MD MBAGeneral Partner, VC, Global Health Impact Fund

Dr. Chris Kager is an experienced neurosurgeon and general partner in venture capital fund in the healthcare sector. He is skilled in spine surgery and general neurosurgery, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, healthcare information technology (HIT), practice management, medical education, telemedicine, AI, and medical devices. He is also an angel investor and current principal in venture capital fund interested in startups in various sectors, particularly healthcare technology and digital health.

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Mike GalvinCo-Founder, CEO, Handzin

Mike Galvin is a co-counder of Handzin, a premier platform for private collaboration and Bammai, a marketing and commercial consulting company.

Until 2019, as part Tata Communications, Mike founded and built the Global NextGen business unit, a $320+ Million Revenue P&L created to build relationships with the world’s biggest technology disruptors including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Oracle amongst others. He also led the global innovation program working with start-ups, academia, industry and investment firms, building an innovation roadmap. He served as member of Tata Group Innovation Board and co-founded the Tata Group IoT Committee.

Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in global senior/exec roles in leading international corporations (Cable & Wireless & Tata) and has relationships spanning many large global companies and disruptive startups. He recently became a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

An advisor to several post seed-stage and venture capital startups, Mike thrives in getting great ideas off the ground through his passion for people, innovation and technology.

Mike’s network spans several verticals including technology, sports, media, healthtech, telecommunications. He has experince working on emerging technology projects including artificial intelligence, SASE/security, virtual reality, Internet of Things. More recently he has also been helping several health-related Non-Profits.

Mike GalvinCo-Founder, CEO, Handzin

Mike Galvin is a co-counder of Handzin, a premier platform for private collaboration and Bammai, a marketing and commercial consulting company.

Until 2019, as part Tata Communications, Mike founded and built the Global NextGen business unit, a $320+ Million Revenue P&L created to build relationships with the world’s biggest technology disruptors including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Oracle amongst others. He also led the global innovation program working with start-ups, academia, industry and investment firms, building an innovation roadmap. He served as member of Tata Group Innovation Board and co-founded the Tata Group IoT Committee.

Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in global senior/exec roles in leading international corporations (Cable & Wireless & Tata) and has relationships spanning many large global companies and disruptive startups. He recently became a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

An advisor to several post seed-stage and venture capital startups, Mike thrives in getting great ideas off the ground through his passion for people, innovation and technology.

Mike’s network spans several verticals including technology, sports, media, healthtech, telecommunications. He has experince working on emerging technology projects including artificial intelligence, SASE/security, virtual reality, Internet of Things. More recently he has also been helping several health-related Non-Profits.

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Hernán Fernández Lamadrid, MBAFounder, Managing Partner, Angel Ventures Mexico

Hernan is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner at Angel Ventures, where he manages deal-flow, investor relations and shares duties in creating value for the investment portfolio. He is also the founder of the largest angel investment network in Latin America.

Prior to Angel Ventures, Hernan started his professional career as a corporate lawyer in PwC’s Mexico City and Paris branch offices, as a consultant for the Sustainable Business Initiative of the United Nations Development Program in the U.S. and Paraguay and later as a management consultant for Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in Mexico City.

He has been named one of CNN/Expansion 30 Mexico’s Promises and the Most Influential Angel Investor in Mexico according to TechCrunch. Hernán holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a law degree from ITAM in Mexico.

Hernán Fernández Lamadrid, MBAFounder, Managing Partner, Angel Ventures Mexico

Hernan is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner at Angel Ventures, where he manages deal-flow, investor relations and shares duties in creating value for the investment portfolio. He is also the founder of the largest angel investment network in Latin America.

Prior to Angel Ventures, Hernan started his professional career as a corporate lawyer in PwC’s Mexico City and Paris branch offices, as a consultant for the Sustainable Business Initiative of the United Nations Development Program in the U.S. and Paraguay and later as a management consultant for Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in Mexico City.

He has been named one of CNN/Expansion 30 Mexico’s Promises and the Most Influential Angel Investor in Mexico according to TechCrunch. Hernán holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a law degree from ITAM in Mexico.

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Omar Shaker, MDDirector, California Center for Functional Medicine, Chapter Lead, HIMSS, Health 2.0 Egypt

Omar Shaker is an MD who suffered from burnout and decided to switch his career into clinical data analytics. Omar was a Senior Consultant with Clarity Insights (Now Accenture AI) where he helped the biggest US payers and medical centers provide better services through the use of data and technology. Omar believes in a data driven approach to human well being and is a certified health coach by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and is the Analytics Director for California Center for Functional Medicine. Omar has also been selected as one of the 50 most influential global digital health leaders by HIMSS 2021 Future50 Committee for his work on founding Health 2.0 Egypt and building the largest digital health community in the Middle East.

Omar Shaker, MDDirector, California Center for Functional Medicine, Chapter Lead, HIMSS, Health 2.0 Egypt

Omar Shaker is an MD who suffered from burnout and decided to switch his career into clinical data analytics. Omar was a Senior Consultant with Clarity Insights (Now Accenture AI) where he helped the biggest US payers and medical centers provide better services through the use of data and technology. Omar believes in a data driven approach to human well being and is a certified health coach by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and is the Analytics Director for California Center for Functional Medicine. Omar has also been selected as one of the 50 most influential global digital health leaders by HIMSS 2021 Future50 Committee for his work on founding Health 2.0 Egypt and building the largest digital health community in the Middle East.

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Arijit BhattacharyyaFounder, and CEO, Virtualinfocom

An entrepreneur since 1998, Arijit Bhattacharyya is founder of Virtualinfocom. Founder- animgaming, cosplayseller, Co-Founder-Sportszonein MD-virtualgamedeveloper, Founder Entrepreneursface.

He is the creator of India's one of the first 3D games based on mythology and culture.
R & D partner & creator of of Virtual Reality solution since 2001. He is creator of India’s one of the first Virtual Reality institute & lab.
His expertise lies in the areas of International Business Development, Business Strategy, New Market Development, Risk Management, Market Entry, New Technology, Deeptech, Systems & Processes and Fund-raising.
For the last several years Arijit is speaking in various national and international platform about Intellectual Property, Innovation, Cyber Security, game development, virtual reality, scale up business, wealth management, startup ecosystem and IP. Example: NEN, TiE, CII, China VR Film Festival, Game Show(Korea), Passion for game (Singapore), IIT EDC, IIM Innovation Lab, Digimation-UK etc.

Arijit BhattacharyyaFounder, and CEO, Virtualinfocom

An entrepreneur since 1998, Arijit Bhattacharyya is founder of Virtualinfocom. Founder- animgaming, cosplayseller, Co-Founder-Sportszonein MD-virtualgamedeveloper, Founder Entrepreneursface.

He is the creator of India's one of the first 3D games based on mythology and culture.
R & D partner & creator of of Virtual Reality solution since 2001. He is creator of India’s one of the first Virtual Reality institute & lab.
His expertise lies in the areas of International Business Development, Business Strategy, New Market Development, Risk Management, Market Entry, New Technology, Deeptech, Systems & Processes and Fund-raising.
For the last several years Arijit is speaking in various national and international platform about Intellectual Property, Innovation, Cyber Security, game development, virtual reality, scale up business, wealth management, startup ecosystem and IP. Example: NEN, TiE, CII, China VR Film Festival, Game Show(Korea), Passion for game (Singapore), IIT EDC, IIM Innovation Lab, Digimation-UK etc.

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Reem MahratBoard Member, Athena Bio, Founder, CEO, Calico BioLabs, Ex-Roche

Reem Mahrat is an investor and board member of Athene Bio, a biopharmaceutical company. She is a founder and CEO at Calico Biolabs, acquired by Abcam, where she leads scientific operations, and negotiated toward the eventual acquisition of Calico to Abcam in January of 2019. Calico developed antibodies against novel cancer bio-markers for its Pharma and diagnostic customers. Reem has a successful track record of clinical research with over 19 years’ experience in the Drug discovery industry, primarily supporting Ab discovery for use in diagnostics by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. With a background in Chemical Engineering, Reem had developed novel technologies, mainly focusing on biomarker development and discovery for cancer diagnostics. Prior to Calico, Reem supported the Research team at Roche and Co-developed a number of methodologies and products including novel recombinant monoclonal chicken anti-rabbit and chicken anti-mouse antibodies. Reem is a director of the American Association for Precision Medicine and an active member of of the top research, health care, and disease advocacy organizations.

Reem MahratBoard Member, Athena Bio, Founder, CEO, Calico BioLabs, Ex-Roche

Reem Mahrat is an investor and board member of Athene Bio, a biopharmaceutical company. She is a founder and CEO at Calico Biolabs, acquired by Abcam, where she leads scientific operations, and negotiated toward the eventual acquisition of Calico to Abcam in January of 2019. Calico developed antibodies against novel cancer bio-markers for its Pharma and diagnostic customers. Reem has a successful track record of clinical research with over 19 years’ experience in the Drug discovery industry, primarily supporting Ab discovery for use in diagnostics by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. With a background in Chemical Engineering, Reem had developed novel technologies, mainly focusing on biomarker development and discovery for cancer diagnostics. Prior to Calico, Reem supported the Research team at Roche and Co-developed a number of methodologies and products including novel recombinant monoclonal chicken anti-rabbit and chicken anti-mouse antibodies. Reem is a director of the American Association for Precision Medicine and an active member of of the top research, health care, and disease advocacy organizations.

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Brian IsaacCo-Founder Handzin, Partner Bammai, Ex- Tata and AT&T

A global business development leader and innovator with a proven track record
- building and developing global teams
- managing large global multinational companies
- solving complex business problems
- aligning joint go to market strategies
- incubating and launching startups

Leveraging my technology knowledge in platforms and applications for Cloud, IoT, AI, Network and Security. I apply that to the problems organizations are trying to solve and then convene the appropriate resources to create a solution.

All accomplished through a strong work ethic, being a team player and having wide and deep internal and external relationships.

Brian IsaacCo-Founder Handzin, Partner Bammai, Ex- Tata and AT&T

A global business development leader and innovator with a proven track record
- building and developing global teams
- managing large global multinational companies
- solving complex business problems
- aligning joint go to market strategies
- incubating and launching startups

Leveraging my technology knowledge in platforms and applications for Cloud, IoT, AI, Network and Security. I apply that to the problems organizations are trying to solve and then convene the appropriate resources to create a solution.

All accomplished through a strong work ethic, being a team player and having wide and deep internal and external relationships.

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Piyush SharmaFormer CEO, Zee News, VP, ADCLOD, IIM Ahmedabad, Consultant Stanford Seed

Piyush Sharma – Former CEO Zee News, VP, ADCLOD, IIM Ahmedabad, executive-in-residence at UCLA – is a global CEO Coach and a C-Suite + Start-up advisor. Piyush has led public-listed multi-billion-dollar organizations as CEO for India and APAC region. He is an awarded top-rated global business leader, celebrated speaker, top influencer, and sought-after thought leader.

Piyush represents the interests of United Nations affiliates as an Advisory Board Member and as India Advisor for UNSDGs. He has been exposed to collaborating with the govt on Start-up India mission, Digital India mission, Skill India mission, and Smart Cities mission.

Piyush is a member of the board at IIT Delhi for Technology Business Incubation Unit besides being a Star Mentor of Change at Niti Aayog and a Member of the Mentor Board at Ashoka University. He is the India partner for the prestigious ‘World Internet Project’ of the University of Southern California. He is the India Senator of World Business Angel Investment Fund – an affiliate partner of G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).

Piyush’s first book is scheduled to be out before the end of the year. He collaborates with Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Dean @ ISB, on digital disruptions and a book project. Marshall Goldsmith and he deliver ‘Leadership Thinking Nuggets’ series for Fortune. Besides corporate engagements, his most recent masterclass interventions have been with ET Masterclass, ISB workshops, TiE events, Industry Chamber and Ivy League engagements.

Piyush is an international keynote speaker and is sought out by the national and international media alike. His in-depth work as a certified mediation and Yoga teacher and as a master story-teller facilitate transformational leadership and capability building. Follow Piyush’s writings in Forbes and Fortune.

Piyush SharmaFormer CEO, Zee News, VP, ADCLOD, IIM Ahmedabad, Consultant Stanford Seed

Piyush Sharma – Former CEO Zee News, VP, ADCLOD, IIM Ahmedabad, executive-in-residence at UCLA – is a global CEO Coach and a C-Suite + Start-up advisor. Piyush has led public-listed multi-billion-dollar organizations as CEO for India and APAC region. He is an awarded top-rated global business leader, celebrated speaker, top influencer, and sought-after thought leader.

Piyush represents the interests of United Nations affiliates as an Advisory Board Member and as India Advisor for UNSDGs. He has been exposed to collaborating with the govt on Start-up India mission, Digital India mission, Skill India mission, and Smart Cities mission.

Piyush is a member of the board at IIT Delhi for Technology Business Incubation Unit besides being a Star Mentor of Change at Niti Aayog and a Member of the Mentor Board at Ashoka University. He is the India partner for the prestigious ‘World Internet Project’ of the University of Southern California. He is the India Senator of World Business Angel Investment Fund – an affiliate partner of G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).

Piyush’s first book is scheduled to be out before the end of the year. He collaborates with Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Dean @ ISB, on digital disruptions and a book project. Marshall Goldsmith and he deliver ‘Leadership Thinking Nuggets’ series for Fortune. Besides corporate engagements, his most recent masterclass interventions have been with ET Masterclass, ISB workshops, TiE events, Industry Chamber and Ivy League engagements.

Piyush is an international keynote speaker and is sought out by the national and international media alike. His in-depth work as a certified mediation and Yoga teacher and as a master story-teller facilitate transformational leadership and capability building. Follow Piyush’s writings in Forbes and Fortune.

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Efrén Garcia-Estrada, MBAFounder & Manager BluLux Properties

BluLux Properties is an authorized Broker of Cap Cana Real Estate, with extensive experience in renting and selling real estate, with a team of professional agents focused on providing individualized customer care in order to ensure solutions and goals that meet the customer's needs.

Efrén Garcia-Estrada, MBAFounder & Manager BluLux Properties

BluLux Properties is an authorized Broker of Cap Cana Real Estate, with extensive experience in renting and selling real estate, with a team of professional agents focused on providing individualized customer care in order to ensure solutions and goals that meet the customer's needs.

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Rajan Srikanth, PhDChairman, MD, SmartKapital, Co-President, Keiretsu Forum Chennai & Singapore

Rajan Srikanth is a strategy, leadership development and organizational change consultant with over 30 years of work experience in the US, Europe and Asia.

Srikanth has worked extensively with CEOs and senior executives to help them address leadership, people, strategy and technology-related challenges. Known as a clear thinker who can be relied on to call it as he sees it, Srikanth has consulted across a range of industries and in several continents with Fortune 500 companies in defense, energy, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and a variety of technology areas.

He has assisted leaders of large and small business in identifying disruptive trends, confronting the opportunities and challenges, architecting business and technology strategy, aligning leadership, and orchestrating strategic transformation for innovation, and global growth. Functioning as a “trusted advisor” Srikanth has also undertaken leadership assessment and coaching to improve CEO and senior executive effectiveness, leadership team functioning, and architecting major organization and governance redesign.

Srikanth is presently Chairman and Managing Director of SmartKapital, a venture and advisory services firm. In this capacity, Srikanth mentors CEOs of about a dozen small to medium sized companies through critical growth stages, typically as a member of their Advisory Board. Before founding SmartKapital in July 2008, Srikanth had a long career as consultant and general manager. He served as worldwide partner and President of Mercer Consulting, Asia. Srikanth joined Mercer from Accenture where he was Executive Partner and global lead for the firm’s organizational change strategy practice from 2004-2006.

Previously, from 1997 to 2004, he was based in San Francisco with Mercer Delta Consulting as Partner, and consulted with CEOs and other senior corporate leaders on leadership development and strategic organizational change. He has also worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and with Bain & Company. From 1990 to 1995 Srikanth was assistant professor at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Srikanth holds a Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University, and a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

Rajan Srikanth, PhDChairman, MD, SmartKapital, Co-President, Keiretsu Forum Chennai & Singapore

Rajan Srikanth is a strategy, leadership development and organizational change consultant with over 30 years of work experience in the US, Europe and Asia.

Srikanth has worked extensively with CEOs and senior executives to help them address leadership, people, strategy and technology-related challenges. Known as a clear thinker who can be relied on to call it as he sees it, Srikanth has consulted across a range of industries and in several continents with Fortune 500 companies in defense, energy, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and a variety of technology areas.

He has assisted leaders of large and small business in identifying disruptive trends, confronting the opportunities and challenges, architecting business and technology strategy, aligning leadership, and orchestrating strategic transformation for innovation, and global growth. Functioning as a “trusted advisor” Srikanth has also undertaken leadership assessment and coaching to improve CEO and senior executive effectiveness, leadership team functioning, and architecting major organization and governance redesign.

Srikanth is presently Chairman and Managing Director of SmartKapital, a venture and advisory services firm. In this capacity, Srikanth mentors CEOs of about a dozen small to medium sized companies through critical growth stages, typically as a member of their Advisory Board. Before founding SmartKapital in July 2008, Srikanth had a long career as consultant and general manager. He served as worldwide partner and President of Mercer Consulting, Asia. Srikanth joined Mercer from Accenture where he was Executive Partner and global lead for the firm’s organizational change strategy practice from 2004-2006.

Previously, from 1997 to 2004, he was based in San Francisco with Mercer Delta Consulting as Partner, and consulted with CEOs and other senior corporate leaders on leadership development and strategic organizational change. He has also worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and with Bain & Company. From 1990 to 1995 Srikanth was assistant professor at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Srikanth holds a Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University, and a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

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David WatumullCEO, Cardax

David Watumull has more than twenty years experience as a biotechnology industry executive, analyst, and investment banker. He is co-founder of Cardax and co-inventor of the Cardax technology. Previously, as CEO of Hawaii Biotech, he led efforts that resulted in more than $25 million in investor financing and $30 million in federal grant and contract funding. He also started and led a West Nile virus vaccine program at Hawaii Biotech that achieved success in a human proof of concept study.

David WatumullCEO, Cardax

David Watumull has more than twenty years experience as a biotechnology industry executive, analyst, and investment banker. He is co-founder of Cardax and co-inventor of the Cardax technology. Previously, as CEO of Hawaii Biotech, he led efforts that resulted in more than $25 million in investor financing and $30 million in federal grant and contract funding. He also started and led a West Nile virus vaccine program at Hawaii Biotech that achieved success in a human proof of concept study.

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Akhilesh Srivastava, PhD, MBAChief General Manager, NHAI

Akhilesh Srivastava is a globally renowned digital technology leader and Smart Mobility Expert. He has been rated as one among 51 most impactful global leaders of smart city for his path breaking citizen centric digital initiatives and e-governance reforms in India. He headed implementation of India’s most successful digital program FASTag, the electronic toll collection system, which
revolutionized the Indian highway and logistic sector with over Rs 100 crores toll collection every day. FASTag has led to saving of additional Rs 20,000 crores
due to reduction in tolling time and reduction of at least 60 MT carbon emission leading to sustainable environment.

A gold medalist in engineering with MBA in IT, he has also done Global MBA
from ISB and management courses from Wharton & Kellogg business schools.
Pioneer of Electric Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation System in India.

Authored one bestselling book “Digital Construction Management”, which talks
about integration of IR-4.0 technology in the Infrastructure. His second book
“Artificial Intelligence in Infrastructure” is already creating buzz in the
infrastructure ecosystem.

An eloquent speaker and prolific writer, he loves to share his experience and
knowledge through his books, articles and talks in various forums and seminars.

Akhilesh Srivastava, PhD, MBAChief General Manager, NHAI

Akhilesh Srivastava is a globally renowned digital technology leader and Smart Mobility Expert. He has been rated as one among 51 most impactful global leaders of smart city for his path breaking citizen centric digital initiatives and e-governance reforms in India. He headed implementation of India’s most successful digital program FASTag, the electronic toll collection system, which
revolutionized the Indian highway and logistic sector with over Rs 100 crores toll collection every day. FASTag has led to saving of additional Rs 20,000 crores
due to reduction in tolling time and reduction of at least 60 MT carbon emission leading to sustainable environment.

A gold medalist in engineering with MBA in IT, he has also done Global MBA
from ISB and management courses from Wharton & Kellogg business schools.
Pioneer of Electric Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation System in India.

Authored one bestselling book “Digital Construction Management”, which talks
about integration of IR-4.0 technology in the Infrastructure. His second book
“Artificial Intelligence in Infrastructure” is already creating buzz in the
infrastructure ecosystem.

An eloquent speaker and prolific writer, he loves to share his experience and
knowledge through his books, articles and talks in various forums and seminars.

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Walter "Buzz" Stewart, PhDCEO, Medcurio

Buzz has 20+ years of experience leading healthcare delivery R&D. He has expertise in digital solutions, machine learning, and practice-based rapid learning, as well as a successful track record bringing startup health companies to market.

Prior to co-founding Medcurio, Buzz served as chief research officer and founder of Research, Development and Dissemination at Sutter Health; associate chief research officer and founder of the Center for Health Research at Geisinger Health System; vice president of research and development at PCS Health; and co-founder and president of a clinical trials and survey research company.

A former faculty member and current adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Buzz has published more than 400 academic articles on health and health care.

Walter "Buzz" Stewart, PhDCEO, Medcurio

Buzz has 20+ years of experience leading healthcare delivery R&D. He has expertise in digital solutions, machine learning, and practice-based rapid learning, as well as a successful track record bringing startup health companies to market.

Prior to co-founding Medcurio, Buzz served as chief research officer and founder of Research, Development and Dissemination at Sutter Health; associate chief research officer and founder of the Center for Health Research at Geisinger Health System; vice president of research and development at PCS Health; and co-founder and president of a clinical trials and survey research company.

A former faculty member and current adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Buzz has published more than 400 academic articles on health and health care.

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Jack Stockert, MD, MBAManaging Director, Health2047 Inc.

Jack is Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development at Health2047 Inc. He is passionate about driving system-level change through collaboration and innovation to improve the way people live and the way physicians practice in the healthcare system. Jack’s experience as a physician, combined with his strong analytic capabilities and a healthcare system view that was refined at McKinsey & Company, delivers a broad skillset and contextual depth of understanding of the challenges and opportunities in healthcare. Jack also has entrepreneurial experience building a venture-backed company, HealthEngine, global health exposure working at the WHO, and financial and investment experience at Morgan Stanley. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He earned his AB, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

Jack Stockert, MD, MBAManaging Director, Health2047 Inc.

Jack is Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development at Health2047 Inc. He is passionate about driving system-level change through collaboration and innovation to improve the way people live and the way physicians practice in the healthcare system. Jack’s experience as a physician, combined with his strong analytic capabilities and a healthcare system view that was refined at McKinsey & Company, delivers a broad skillset and contextual depth of understanding of the challenges and opportunities in healthcare. Jack also has entrepreneurial experience building a venture-backed company, HealthEngine, global health exposure working at the WHO, and financial and investment experience at Morgan Stanley. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He earned his AB, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

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Janeya GriffinFounder, CEO, The Commercializer

Janeya Griffin is The Commercializer® - a space revolutiionist, strategy consultant, serial and social entrepreneur, advocate for entrepreneurship, inclusive innovation, social justice, and generational wealth, specifically within underserved communities. A HBCU STEM graduate, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the daughter of two formerly incarcerated individuals; at the young age of 16 she and her younger brother of 6 were introduced into the world of what it meant to experience hardship. Not knowing it would be a catalyst in helping her to fulfill her purpose. 14 years later, two degrees, a certificate and a contracting job with the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), Janeya’s passion for problem solving and establishing connections would turn her into a lead Technology Transfer Specialist Contractor and an Executive Board Member for Federal Labs all over the country. She recently founded a consulting startup called The Commercializer®,LLC a strategic firm that actualizes independent Inventors intellectual assets, monetizes entrepreneurs ideas, and bridges the gap between resources and historically excluded communities. In addition, she is the Co-founder of a creative agency called ConCreates, focused on changing the stigma and narrative behind how society views people with criminal histories and how people with criminal histories view themselves. Lastly and most recently she began conducting a study (diversity in space.tech) which focuses on increasing diversity in space for historically excluded communities. Creating the first ever Equity Space Alliance to advocate and ensure the new space economy is diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible.

Janeya GriffinFounder, CEO, The Commercializer

Janeya Griffin is The Commercializer® - a space revolutiionist, strategy consultant, serial and social entrepreneur, advocate for entrepreneurship, inclusive innovation, social justice, and generational wealth, specifically within underserved communities. A HBCU STEM graduate, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the daughter of two formerly incarcerated individuals; at the young age of 16 she and her younger brother of 6 were introduced into the world of what it meant to experience hardship. Not knowing it would be a catalyst in helping her to fulfill her purpose. 14 years later, two degrees, a certificate and a contracting job with the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), Janeya’s passion for problem solving and establishing connections would turn her into a lead Technology Transfer Specialist Contractor and an Executive Board Member for Federal Labs all over the country. She recently founded a consulting startup called The Commercializer®,LLC a strategic firm that actualizes independent Inventors intellectual assets, monetizes entrepreneurs ideas, and bridges the gap between resources and historically excluded communities. In addition, she is the Co-founder of a creative agency called ConCreates, focused on changing the stigma and narrative behind how society views people with criminal histories and how people with criminal histories view themselves. Lastly and most recently she began conducting a study (diversity in space.tech) which focuses on increasing diversity in space for historically excluded communities. Creating the first ever Equity Space Alliance to advocate and ensure the new space economy is diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible.

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Ramón Bernardo Martínez Juárez, MBADirector, de Estrategia y Transformación Digital, Former Manager MetLife, and CitiBank

Ramón Bernardo Martínez Juárez is Director de Estrategia y Transformación Digital, he is going to share an over view of economic outlook of Mexico, and why the investors should invest in Mexico, and what are the financial instruments available in this region.

Ramón Bernardo Martínez Juárez, MBADirector, de Estrategia y Transformación Digital, Former Manager MetLife, and CitiBank

Ramón Bernardo Martínez Juárez is Director de Estrategia y Transformación Digital, he is going to share an over view of economic outlook of Mexico, and why the investors should invest in Mexico, and what are the financial instruments available in this region.

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Noah McarthurCEO, Noah and Associates, Financial Literacy Expert, Ex-CityBank

Noah Craig McArthur has defied convention to rise to extraordinary heights and to wield potent financial influence. He is a master financial literacy expert, entrepreneur, philanthropist, business coach, life strategist, author and professional speaker. He is also the founder and CEO of Noah & Associates. In addition, N-O-A-H (Nothing Ordinary About Him/Her), is his brand and trademark. He uses it to promote excellence by empowering, inspiring and encouraging his audiences to set aside mediocrity and live extraordinary lives. Previously he began in career in sales for Ameriquest Mortgage and then Citi Group/CitiBank Mortgage.
Noah is a fierce advocate for financial literacy, and with sheer ambition and grit, he is determined to set families on to the right path regarding their financial future.
In over three decades of research on financial literacy, Noah has published articles and materials designed to catapult strategic moves in the world of finance. His body of research on financial education includes Financial Fitness: Track Daily Expenditures, Develop a Spending Plan, Watch Your APR, Slash Credit Card Debt, Set Financial Goals, Live Below Your Means, Pay Yourself First, Increase Withholding Allowances, Grow Your Income and Increase Your Credit Score.
Noah is a Hedge Fund Manager and owner of a Bank License with ownership in Nassau Bahamas. A bill was approved in Congress for high school seniors to take a financial literacy course prior to graduating and Noah was a starch influencer. He is an International Finance Director in China endorsed by the Minister of Finance for the Music/Entertainment Industry. He is a 2018 People's Choice Award Recipient, 2017 Agent of Change of Award in the United Kingdom and he received the 2017 Community of Change Award in Montreal and Quebec, Canada.
Noah shares his information with broad audiences with the goal of impacting policies and financial education programs. His expertise is valued in banking, financial institutions and policy circles, and he uses his knowledge to help those who need assistance, guidance, and coaching regarding financial literacy.
Noah’s contribution to the field of financial literacy has been recognized in numerous publications, radio talk shows and television appearances during his more than thirty years as a leading expert. He is an exceptional thought-leader who prides himself in guiding others to the light when it comes down to their finances, faith and future.

Noah McarthurCEO, Noah and Associates, Financial Literacy Expert, Ex-CityBank

Noah Craig McArthur has defied convention to rise to extraordinary heights and to wield potent financial influence. He is a master financial literacy expert, entrepreneur, philanthropist, business coach, life strategist, author and professional speaker. He is also the founder and CEO of Noah & Associates. In addition, N-O-A-H (Nothing Ordinary About Him/Her), is his brand and trademark. He uses it to promote excellence by empowering, inspiring and encouraging his audiences to set aside mediocrity and live extraordinary lives. Previously he began in career in sales for Ameriquest Mortgage and then Citi Group/CitiBank Mortgage.
Noah is a fierce advocate for financial literacy, and with sheer ambition and grit, he is determined to set families on to the right path regarding their financial future.
In over three decades of research on financial literacy, Noah has published articles and materials designed to catapult strategic moves in the world of finance. His body of research on financial education includes Financial Fitness: Track Daily Expenditures, Develop a Spending Plan, Watch Your APR, Slash Credit Card Debt, Set Financial Goals, Live Below Your Means, Pay Yourself First, Increase Withholding Allowances, Grow Your Income and Increase Your Credit Score.
Noah is a Hedge Fund Manager and owner of a Bank License with ownership in Nassau Bahamas. A bill was approved in Congress for high school seniors to take a financial literacy course prior to graduating and Noah was a starch influencer. He is an International Finance Director in China endorsed by the Minister of Finance for the Music/Entertainment Industry. He is a 2018 People's Choice Award Recipient, 2017 Agent of Change of Award in the United Kingdom and he received the 2017 Community of Change Award in Montreal and Quebec, Canada.
Noah shares his information with broad audiences with the goal of impacting policies and financial education programs. His expertise is valued in banking, financial institutions and policy circles, and he uses his knowledge to help those who need assistance, guidance, and coaching regarding financial literacy.
Noah’s contribution to the field of financial literacy has been recognized in numerous publications, radio talk shows and television appearances during his more than thirty years as a leading expert. He is an exceptional thought-leader who prides himself in guiding others to the light when it comes down to their finances, faith and future.

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José Luis Mogollón A.M.Chief Development Officer, Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts / Quivira Los Cabos, Founding Partner, TMG Investments

Real Estate Developer who led the conceptualizing, design and development of planned luxury residential communities throughout Mexico, including Quivira Los Cabos the multi-awarded Master planned community in Cabo San Lucas where the iconic Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, Quivira Golf Club resides. His vision has fueled the transformation of a leading hotel and timeshare company into a diversified real estate company, including rental, retail and full ownership development.

He has successfully directed the association with international firms such as St Regis Hotels, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Miraval and others.

He co-founded TMG Investment partners, with investments in the real estate, agricultural and financial sectors. Have recently created Capstone Development Group, a JV with key players within the real estate industry to become a full service real estate development company, to develop real estate throughout Mexico, with projects currently in Tijuana, Los Cabos, Hermosillo, San Miguel and Tulum, Mexico.

José Luis Mogollón A.M.Chief Development Officer, Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts / Quivira Los Cabos, Founding Partner, TMG Investments

Real Estate Developer who led the conceptualizing, design and development of planned luxury residential communities throughout Mexico, including Quivira Los Cabos the multi-awarded Master planned community in Cabo San Lucas where the iconic Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, Quivira Golf Club resides. His vision has fueled the transformation of a leading hotel and timeshare company into a diversified real estate company, including rental, retail and full ownership development.

He has successfully directed the association with international firms such as St Regis Hotels, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Miraval and others.

He co-founded TMG Investment partners, with investments in the real estate, agricultural and financial sectors. Have recently created Capstone Development Group, a JV with key players within the real estate industry to become a full service real estate development company, to develop real estate throughout Mexico, with projects currently in Tijuana, Los Cabos, Hermosillo, San Miguel and Tulum, Mexico.

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Austin Link, MSCo-Founder, Starfish Space, Former Engineer, Blue Origine, and Lockheed Martin

Austin Link is a co-founder at Starfish Space where he’s giving life to on-orbit services. Originally from Iowa, he then went to Stanford for a B.S. in Physics and later Purdue for an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. In the Aerospace industry, Austin has worked at Lockheed Martin on THAAD and at Blue Origin on a variety of launch vehicles and engines. His particular focus has been on space system architecture, modeling, and operating under uncertainty, all tools that are being applied at Starfish Space. Outside of aerospace, Austin lives in Kent, Washington with his fiancé Jess and their three basset hounds. He also occasionally coaches high school basketball.

Austin Link, MSCo-Founder, Starfish Space, Former Engineer, Blue Origine, and Lockheed Martin

Austin Link is a co-founder at Starfish Space where he’s giving life to on-orbit services. Originally from Iowa, he then went to Stanford for a B.S. in Physics and later Purdue for an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. In the Aerospace industry, Austin has worked at Lockheed Martin on THAAD and at Blue Origin on a variety of launch vehicles and engines. His particular focus has been on space system architecture, modeling, and operating under uncertainty, all tools that are being applied at Starfish Space. Outside of aerospace, Austin lives in Kent, Washington with his fiancé Jess and their three basset hounds. He also occasionally coaches high school basketball.

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Speaker Highlight

Here are a few selected speakers from our WISE2022 Annual Meeting.

Valentina Quinn, MSProducer, President, Chair, Quinn Studios Entertainment, Daughter, Academy Award Winning Actor Anthony Quinn

Valentina Castellani is an Award Winning Film Producer, President and Chairman of Quinn Studios Entertainment, http://www.quinnstudiosentertainment.com which continues the Legacy of Academy Award Winning Actor Anthony Quinn, in the fields of art and entertainment.

Mrs. Castellani produced many Academy Awards candidate films,
Internationally recognized and distributed. She won the prestigious US CONGRESS AWARD, The HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, the English WIFTS Award as a “Visionary Producer” together with Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel and actress Gal Gadot.

Because of her ethical work as a producer, and her service to global society, Valentina Castellani was invited to speak at many International Organizations, including, The US Congress, United Nations, UNESCO, The YPO/Young President Organization and a number of International Universities.

Miss Quinn will present at the Women Empowerment Global Forum her new Feature Film "POLO" Produced by Quinn Studios Entertainment & Nereides Group, And will be Awarded in May 2021 for her achievements, next to Oprah Winfrey

Valentina Quinn, MSProducer, President, Chair, Quinn Studios Entertainment, Daughter, Academy Award Winning Actor Anthony Quinn

Valentina Castellani is an Award Winning Film Producer, President and Chairman of Quinn Studios Entertainment, http://www.quinnstudiosentertainment.com which continues the Legacy of Academy Award Winning Actor Anthony Quinn, in the fields of art and entertainment.

Mrs. Castellani produced many Academy Awards candidate films,
Internationally recognized and distributed. She won the prestigious US CONGRESS AWARD, The HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, the English WIFTS Award as a “Visionary Producer” together with Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel and actress Gal Gadot.

Because of her ethical work as a producer, and her service to global society, Valentina Castellani was invited to speak at many International Organizations, including, The US Congress, United Nations, UNESCO, The YPO/Young President Organization and a number of International Universities.

Miss Quinn will present at the Women Empowerment Global Forum her new Feature Film "POLO" Produced by Quinn Studios Entertainment & Nereides Group, And will be Awarded in May 2021 for her achievements, next to Oprah Winfrey

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Vivek Lall, PhD, MBAChief Executive. General Atomics Global Corporation, Former VP, Lockheed Martin & Boeing, Former President, CEO, Reliance

Vivek Lall is Chief Executive at General Atomics Global Corporation. In October 2020 he was elected to Board of Directors of US Japan Business Council and US India Business Council. Prior to this he was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. He was also appointed by the US Government to the NextGen Advisory Committee in 2018 reporting to the Cabinet Secretary. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Strategic Development for General Atomics appointed in August 2014. He is based in San Diego, California.

In his prior assignment he was President and CEO at Reliance Industries Limited in the Chairman’s Office to spearhead growth in New Ventures in April 2011. His vast knowledge as a global business leader steered homeland security projects.

Prior to that, Vivek was appointed Vice President and Country Head, Boeing Defense Space & Security in May 2007. He also served as the founding Co - Chair of the US - India Aviation Cooperation Program launched by Norman Mineta in 2005.

Prior to joining Boeing in Seattle in 1996 he worked for Raytheon and with NASA in various multidisciplinary engineering fields. He also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle, McConnell Air Force Base.

Vivek earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Carleton University in Canada and a Masters of Aeronautical Engineering degree in Florida. He also has his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in Kansas and his MBA in Washington.

Vivek has been the recipient of several honors, including the 2008 OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award. He has also received a gold medal from Cambridge (UK) for his scientific contributions to the field of aerospace and recognized as one of top 2000 outstanding scientists of the twentieth century, and has been cited in Who’s Who several times. He is in the Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society as well as the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society. He was President of the Mathematical Association of America.

Vivek was born in Jakarta and grew up living around the world including in US, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Vivek Lall, PhD, MBAChief Executive. General Atomics Global Corporation, Former VP, Lockheed Martin & Boeing, Former President, CEO, Reliance

Vivek Lall is Chief Executive at General Atomics Global Corporation. In October 2020 he was elected to Board of Directors of US Japan Business Council and US India Business Council. Prior to this he was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. He was also appointed by the US Government to the NextGen Advisory Committee in 2018 reporting to the Cabinet Secretary. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Strategic Development for General Atomics appointed in August 2014. He is based in San Diego, California.

In his prior assignment he was President and CEO at Reliance Industries Limited in the Chairman’s Office to spearhead growth in New Ventures in April 2011. His vast knowledge as a global business leader steered homeland security projects.

Prior to that, Vivek was appointed Vice President and Country Head, Boeing Defense Space & Security in May 2007. He also served as the founding Co - Chair of the US - India Aviation Cooperation Program launched by Norman Mineta in 2005.

Prior to joining Boeing in Seattle in 1996 he worked for Raytheon and with NASA in various multidisciplinary engineering fields. He also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle, McConnell Air Force Base.

Vivek earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Carleton University in Canada and a Masters of Aeronautical Engineering degree in Florida. He also has his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in Kansas and his MBA in Washington.

Vivek has been the recipient of several honors, including the 2008 OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award. He has also received a gold medal from Cambridge (UK) for his scientific contributions to the field of aerospace and recognized as one of top 2000 outstanding scientists of the twentieth century, and has been cited in Who’s Who several times. He is in the Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society as well as the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society. He was President of the Mathematical Association of America.

Vivek was born in Jakarta and grew up living around the world including in US, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, LLMChairman of the Executive Board, Aon Holdings

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen is Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings (part of Aon Plc; NYSE AON) and other Holdings entities in the Netherlands and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Aon Inpoint. Aon is active in 120 countries around the globe and has 50,000 employees.

Aon Holdings is the statutory shareholder/parent company of over 400 Aon companies - engaged in international insurance and reinsurance brokerage, pensions and employee consulting as well as risk management advice and services in the field of insurances- in Europe Middle East Africa, Asia, Australia Pacific, Canada and Latin America; Aon Inpoint being Aon’s management consultancy arm. Marguerite has been with Aon and its predecessors for over 30 years.

Marguerite is an expert on diversity and inclusion and is Chair of the Advisory Board of SER Topvrouwen (the Dutch nationwide diversity C-suite female empowerment initiative). She also represents the Kingdom of the Netherlands and its private sector in the G20 EMPOWER Alliance.

In addition she holds various non-executive roles amongst others vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of international law firm NautaDutilh, member of the global Alumni board of Harvard Business School, member of the Supervisory board of the Dutch Royal Military Museums and member of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
In 2021 she was awarded the Ambassador J. William Middendorf II award. This award is presented to individuals who have markedly served to strengthen relations between the United States and the Netherlands. In 2010 she was awarded “Women to Watch” by Business Insurance, USA.

Marguerite received a Master degree in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is an alumna of INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

She lives in the Hague, The Netherlands and is married to Christiaan Soeteman. They have two children: Alexander and Isabelle.

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, LLMChairman of the Executive Board, Aon Holdings

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen is Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings (part of Aon Plc; NYSE AON) and other Holdings entities in the Netherlands and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Aon Inpoint. Aon is active in 120 countries around the globe and has 50,000 employees.

Aon Holdings is the statutory shareholder/parent company of over 400 Aon companies - engaged in international insurance and reinsurance brokerage, pensions and employee consulting as well as risk management advice and services in the field of insurances- in Europe Middle East Africa, Asia, Australia Pacific, Canada and Latin America; Aon Inpoint being Aon’s management consultancy arm. Marguerite has been with Aon and its predecessors for over 30 years.

Marguerite is an expert on diversity and inclusion and is Chair of the Advisory Board of SER Topvrouwen (the Dutch nationwide diversity C-suite female empowerment initiative). She also represents the Kingdom of the Netherlands and its private sector in the G20 EMPOWER Alliance.

In addition she holds various non-executive roles amongst others vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of international law firm NautaDutilh, member of the global Alumni board of Harvard Business School, member of the Supervisory board of the Dutch Royal Military Museums and member of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
In 2021 she was awarded the Ambassador J. William Middendorf II award. This award is presented to individuals who have markedly served to strengthen relations between the United States and the Netherlands. In 2010 she was awarded “Women to Watch” by Business Insurance, USA.

Marguerite received a Master degree in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is an alumna of INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

She lives in the Hague, The Netherlands and is married to Christiaan Soeteman. They have two children: Alexander and Isabelle.

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Lee Shapiro, JDManaging Partner, 7wireVentures

Lee is managing partner at 7wireVentures, a Chicago-based investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Livongo Health [NASDAQ:LVGO] until November 2020. He serves on the boards of Senior Connect [NASDAQ:SNRH}, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aging space, Clover Health [NASDAQ:CLOV] and
Click Therapeutics. He is also active with and serves on the board of many of the 7wire
portfolio companies.

Prior to stepping in as CFO of Livongo and leading its 2019 IPO, Lee served on the board of the company since its launch, chairing the audit committee and as a member of its compensation committee. During his tenure as CFO, Livongo also had a successful secondary offering, raised $550M in convertible debt and entered into a merger agreement at the highest valuation of any
healthcare technology deal, based on revenue multiples.

Lee served as president of Allscripts [NASDAQ:MDRX] from 2001 through 2012. He is a co-founder and board member of The World Innovation Network, the University of Chicago Innovation Fund Advisory Committee, and the Samsung Digital Health Advisory Board. Based on his industry experience, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a published
contributor to the Forbes Business Council.

Lee has been a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Heart Association for a number of years and is currently its treasurer. Lee earned his JD degree from The University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Accounting from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Lee Shapiro, JDManaging Partner, 7wireVentures

Lee is managing partner at 7wireVentures, a Chicago-based investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Livongo Health [NASDAQ:LVGO] until November 2020. He serves on the boards of Senior Connect [NASDAQ:SNRH}, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aging space, Clover Health [NASDAQ:CLOV] and
Click Therapeutics. He is also active with and serves on the board of many of the 7wire
portfolio companies.

Prior to stepping in as CFO of Livongo and leading its 2019 IPO, Lee served on the board of the company since its launch, chairing the audit committee and as a member of its compensation committee. During his tenure as CFO, Livongo also had a successful secondary offering, raised $550M in convertible debt and entered into a merger agreement at the highest valuation of any
healthcare technology deal, based on revenue multiples.

Lee served as president of Allscripts [NASDAQ:MDRX] from 2001 through 2012. He is a co-founder and board member of The World Innovation Network, the University of Chicago Innovation Fund Advisory Committee, and the Samsung Digital Health Advisory Board. Based on his industry experience, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a published
contributor to the Forbes Business Council.

Lee has been a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Heart Association for a number of years and is currently its treasurer. Lee earned his JD degree from The University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Accounting from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Padmaja Ruparel, MBACo-Founder, Indian Angel Network & Founding Partner, IAN Fund

Padmaja Ruparel is nationally recognized as a key player in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem and has helped co found many of the relevant institutions, besides being an active Angel investor herself. Her operating experience spans large corporates, M&A, and startups/early stage companies.
She has been awarded as one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business' by Fortune India for 2017, 2018 2019, & 2021, is listed in Forbes India’s W- Power Trailblazers and “30 Most Powerful Women in India” by Business Today for 3 years running. The Women Economic Forum recognized her with its “Women of the Decade in Investment Banking” award.

She is Co Founder & President of Indian Angel Network (IAN), India's first and now possibly one of the world’s largest group of business angels, comprising the who's who of successful entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs from India and overseas. She built IAN from inception, making it within 15 years a unique institution globally, with close to 500 investors across 10 countries and a portfolio of ~200 companies in 7 countries, spanning 17 sectors. She has operationalized IAN’s international operations in London – making it the only angel group in the world to set up operations outside of its home country.
Padmaja has been nominated as Co Chair of Global Business Angel Network (GBAN). She is a member of the National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation and Technology Entrepreneurship. She is a member of several committees of BIRAC (Dept. of Biotech, Govt. of India), various committees of Ministry of Finance, DPIIT, & SEBI.

Padmaja is the Senior Managing Partner of the IAN Fund I, a uniquely differentiated Fund which along with IAN, is set to create the largest horizontal platform in India for investing in seed and early stage ventures.
She is a member of the Governing Council of EM3 Services, a nation building venture seeking to create a paradigm shift in the Indian agricultural sector by improving productivity. Padmaja is an Independent Director on the Boards of Avendus Finance Pvt. Ltd. & Ester Industries Ltd.
Apart from cofounding IAN, she also set up and operationalised the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) the world’s largest organization focused on entrepreneurship with over 16,000 members across more than 60 chapters across 14 countries. She also established a unique model of an incubator, in partnership with the Indian Government, leveraging 400 mentors to provide mentoring & domain expertise to around 50 young fledgling incubatee companies. She played a key role as Executive Director in building the Indian Venture Capital Association, India's oldest and largest association of VC and PE firms. Currently, she is a member of IVCA’s Limited Partners Council.
She helped the creation of Lankan Angel Network in Sri Lanka. She contributed actively in the Planning Commission’s Committee on “Angel & Early Stage Investing in India” which resulted in a seminal report: “Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Eco system in India”.

In her corporate avatar at Xansa India, (Xansa was a US$800mn company listed on LSE before being acquired by Steria), she led several functions over a 16 year period : handled recruitment operations, built and successfully executed an innovative brand and communication strategy and led the corporate social responsibility initiative which engaged employees, clients as also the government. She was a key member of the corporate strategy and M&A team as the Company went public, forged joint ventures and the final acquisition of the Indian company.

Padmaja picked up entrepreneurial strings very early in her career – she revived and grew the family real estate business in Calcutta – growing if from 50,000 sq ft to over 250,000 sq ft over 2 years and turned it around to become a profitable business.

A graduate with English Honours, Padmaja then completed her MBA as well as Chartered Accountancy (Intermediate) with her internship with S.R. Batliboi (an E&Y group company).

Padmaja Ruparel, MBACo-Founder, Indian Angel Network & Founding Partner, IAN Fund

Padmaja Ruparel is nationally recognized as a key player in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem and has helped co found many of the relevant institutions, besides being an active Angel investor herself. Her operating experience spans large corporates, M&A, and startups/early stage companies.
She has been awarded as one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business' by Fortune India for 2017, 2018 2019, & 2021, is listed in Forbes India’s W- Power Trailblazers and “30 Most Powerful Women in India” by Business Today for 3 years running. The Women Economic Forum recognized her with its “Women of the Decade in Investment Banking” award.

She is Co Founder & President of Indian Angel Network (IAN), India's first and now possibly one of the world’s largest group of business angels, comprising the who's who of successful entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs from India and overseas. She built IAN from inception, making it within 15 years a unique institution globally, with close to 500 investors across 10 countries and a portfolio of ~200 companies in 7 countries, spanning 17 sectors. She has operationalized IAN’s international operations in London – making it the only angel group in the world to set up operations outside of its home country.
Padmaja has been nominated as Co Chair of Global Business Angel Network (GBAN). She is a member of the National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation and Technology Entrepreneurship. She is a member of several committees of BIRAC (Dept. of Biotech, Govt. of India), various committees of Ministry of Finance, DPIIT, & SEBI.

Padmaja is the Senior Managing Partner of the IAN Fund I, a uniquely differentiated Fund which along with IAN, is set to create the largest horizontal platform in India for investing in seed and early stage ventures.
She is a member of the Governing Council of EM3 Services, a nation building venture seeking to create a paradigm shift in the Indian agricultural sector by improving productivity. Padmaja is an Independent Director on the Boards of Avendus Finance Pvt. Ltd. & Ester Industries Ltd.
Apart from cofounding IAN, she also set up and operationalised the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) the world’s largest organization focused on entrepreneurship with over 16,000 members across more than 60 chapters across 14 countries. She also established a unique model of an incubator, in partnership with the Indian Government, leveraging 400 mentors to provide mentoring & domain expertise to around 50 young fledgling incubatee companies. She played a key role as Executive Director in building the Indian Venture Capital Association, India's oldest and largest association of VC and PE firms. Currently, she is a member of IVCA’s Limited Partners Council.
She helped the creation of Lankan Angel Network in Sri Lanka. She contributed actively in the Planning Commission’s Committee on “Angel & Early Stage Investing in India” which resulted in a seminal report: “Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Eco system in India”.

In her corporate avatar at Xansa India, (Xansa was a US$800mn company listed on LSE before being acquired by Steria), she led several functions over a 16 year period : handled recruitment operations, built and successfully executed an innovative brand and communication strategy and led the corporate social responsibility initiative which engaged employees, clients as also the government. She was a key member of the corporate strategy and M&A team as the Company went public, forged joint ventures and the final acquisition of the Indian company.

Padmaja picked up entrepreneurial strings very early in her career – she revived and grew the family real estate business in Calcutta – growing if from 50,000 sq ft to over 250,000 sq ft over 2 years and turned it around to become a profitable business.

A graduate with English Honours, Padmaja then completed her MBA as well as Chartered Accountancy (Intermediate) with her internship with S.R. Batliboi (an E&Y group company).

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Benjamin Gordon, MBAFounder, Managing Partner, Cambridge Capital

Benjamin Gordon is founder and Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital. He draws on a career building, advising, and investing in supply chain companies. Benjamin has led investments in outstanding firms including XPO, Grand Junction, Bringg, Liftit, and others.

As CEO of BGSA Holdings, Benjamin has spent his career investing in and helping to build supply chain and technology companies. Benjamin led the firm’s efforts, advising on over $1 billion worth of supply chain transactions. Benjamin has worked with firms such as UPS, DHL, Kuehne & Nagel, Agility Logistics, NFI Logistics, GENCO, Nations Express, Raytrans, Echo Global, Dixie, Wilpak, and others.

Prior to BGSA Holdings, Ben founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, CNF, and Ionian. 3PLex was then purchased by Maersk. Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin advised transportation and logistics clients at Mercer Management Consulting. Prior to Mercer, Benjamin worked in his family’s transportation business, AMI, where he helped the company expand its logistics operations.

Benjamin is an active civic leader who is committed to giving back to the community. As founder and chairman of GesherCity, he boosted young adult volunteerism, expanding the organization to over 100,000 members in twenty locations. Benjamin has also served on the Boards of several non-profit groups, including the Palm Beach United Way, the Palm Beach Federation, the Palm Beach Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the JDC, the JCCA, the Middle East Forum, and various other community organizations.

Benjamin received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.

Benjamin Gordon, MBAFounder, Managing Partner, Cambridge Capital

Benjamin Gordon is founder and Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital. He draws on a career building, advising, and investing in supply chain companies. Benjamin has led investments in outstanding firms including XPO, Grand Junction, Bringg, Liftit, and others.

As CEO of BGSA Holdings, Benjamin has spent his career investing in and helping to build supply chain and technology companies. Benjamin led the firm’s efforts, advising on over $1 billion worth of supply chain transactions. Benjamin has worked with firms such as UPS, DHL, Kuehne & Nagel, Agility Logistics, NFI Logistics, GENCO, Nations Express, Raytrans, Echo Global, Dixie, Wilpak, and others.

Prior to BGSA Holdings, Ben founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, CNF, and Ionian. 3PLex was then purchased by Maersk. Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin advised transportation and logistics clients at Mercer Management Consulting. Prior to Mercer, Benjamin worked in his family’s transportation business, AMI, where he helped the company expand its logistics operations.

Benjamin is an active civic leader who is committed to giving back to the community. As founder and chairman of GesherCity, he boosted young adult volunteerism, expanding the organization to over 100,000 members in twenty locations. Benjamin has also served on the Boards of several non-profit groups, including the Palm Beach United Way, the Palm Beach Federation, the Palm Beach Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the JDC, the JCCA, the Middle East Forum, and various other community organizations.

Benjamin received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.

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Saurabh Srivastava, MSCo-founder, past Chairman of NASSCOM, Chaired the Indian Venture Capital Association

Mr. Srivastava is one of India's leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. He founded and chaired IIS Infotech, which was merged into Xansa and subsequently acquired by Steria. He is also co-founder and past Chairman of NASSCOM, the Indian Software Industry Association.

Mr. Srivastava is on the National Executive Committees of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). He also chairs the Indian operations of CA Technologies Inc, the US listed software business. Mr. Srivastava founded and chaired India's first venture capital fund in the private sector, Infinity Ventures, and also co-founded the Indian Angel Network.

Mr. Srivastava chaired the Indian Venture Capital Association and is Chairman Emeritus of TIE Delhi. He has previously served on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London, on the Entrepreneurship and Incubation boards of IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur and on the Advisory boards of Uttarakhand and Himachal Universities.

Mr. Srivastava has a Masters from Harvard University and a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the IT Industry in India. Mr. Srivastava earned Cambridge scholarship and after that joined IIT Kanpur in the Mechanical Engineering Department where he graduated in 1968. He got a full fellowship offered by Harvard University and completed his Masters degree there.

Saurabh Srivastava, MSCo-founder, past Chairman of NASSCOM, Chaired the Indian Venture Capital Association

Mr. Srivastava is one of India's leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. He founded and chaired IIS Infotech, which was merged into Xansa and subsequently acquired by Steria. He is also co-founder and past Chairman of NASSCOM, the Indian Software Industry Association.

Mr. Srivastava is on the National Executive Committees of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). He also chairs the Indian operations of CA Technologies Inc, the US listed software business. Mr. Srivastava founded and chaired India's first venture capital fund in the private sector, Infinity Ventures, and also co-founded the Indian Angel Network.

Mr. Srivastava chaired the Indian Venture Capital Association and is Chairman Emeritus of TIE Delhi. He has previously served on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London, on the Entrepreneurship and Incubation boards of IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur and on the Advisory boards of Uttarakhand and Himachal Universities.

Mr. Srivastava has a Masters from Harvard University and a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the IT Industry in India. Mr. Srivastava earned Cambridge scholarship and after that joined IIT Kanpur in the Mechanical Engineering Department where he graduated in 1968. He got a full fellowship offered by Harvard University and completed his Masters degree there.

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Lana Y. Ghanem, MBAManaging Director, Hikma Ventures

Lana is the Managing Director of Hikma Ventures (the corporate VC arm of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC) which she helped establish in 2015. Lana started her career at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC in 2012 as the Assistant to the CEO and Director of Corporate Strategy & Development where she worked on strategic projects across the company’s various functions including strategy, M&A, operations and finance. In addition, Lana co-founded the Innovation & Leadership Advisory Board (ILAB) at Hikma which consists of young Hikma employees whom share a dedication to advancing Hikma and ensuring it is at the frontier of innovation. Prior to joining Hikma, Lana worked as a Financial Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank in London where she worked on transactions for clients across multiple industries. Lana holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) and a Bachelors of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Lana Y. Ghanem, MBAManaging Director, Hikma Ventures

Lana is the Managing Director of Hikma Ventures (the corporate VC arm of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC) which she helped establish in 2015. Lana started her career at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC in 2012 as the Assistant to the CEO and Director of Corporate Strategy & Development where she worked on strategic projects across the company’s various functions including strategy, M&A, operations and finance. In addition, Lana co-founded the Innovation & Leadership Advisory Board (ILAB) at Hikma which consists of young Hikma employees whom share a dedication to advancing Hikma and ensuring it is at the frontier of innovation. Prior to joining Hikma, Lana worked as a Financial Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank in London where she worked on transactions for clients across multiple industries. Lana holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) and a Bachelors of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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Dan Mapes, PhD, MBAFounder, Verses.io and The Spatial Web Foundation

Dan is a Founder of VERSES TECHNOLOGIES INC (www.VERSES.io) - an advanced Artificial Intelligence and Spatial Networking company. He is also a founder and architect of THE SPATIAL WEB - the next generation of the Internet (IEEE Standard P2874). These two projects work together to deliver a new generation of globally, networked, Smart Software Solutions for Businesses, Governments, Education and Health organizations. VERSES has offices in the US, Europe and Asia and is currently developing the Europe-wide Drone Management Standards for the European Commission. Dan also co-authored the best-selling book - The Spatial Web - and is often a keynote speaker on the impact of technology on business and society.

Dan Mapes, PhD, MBAFounder, Verses.io and The Spatial Web Foundation

Dan is a Founder of VERSES TECHNOLOGIES INC (www.VERSES.io) - an advanced Artificial Intelligence and Spatial Networking company. He is also a founder and architect of THE SPATIAL WEB - the next generation of the Internet (IEEE Standard P2874). These two projects work together to deliver a new generation of globally, networked, Smart Software Solutions for Businesses, Governments, Education and Health organizations. VERSES has offices in the US, Europe and Asia and is currently developing the Europe-wide Drone Management Standards for the European Commission. Dan also co-authored the best-selling book - The Spatial Web - and is often a keynote speaker on the impact of technology on business and society.

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Annie Theriault, PhD, CFA, ICD.DManaging Partner, Cross-Border Impact Ventures

Annie Thériault, Managing Partner at CBIV, has been immersed in impact investing, venture capital, royalty financing, and capital markets throughout her career. As a venture capital investor and venture advisor, she worked with high impact companies to mobilize more than $100 million in non-dilutive capital. Annie was previously a director on the boards of several North American venture-backed companies, is an advisor to crowdfunding fintech company FrontFundr, and, prior to the launch of CBIV, was Chief Investment Officer at Grand Challenges Canada. Annie obtained her PhD in Management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, is a CFA Charterholder, and holds the ICD.D designation. She also has a master’s degree in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Chemistry from Mount Allison University.

Annie Theriault, PhD, CFA, ICD.DManaging Partner, Cross-Border Impact Ventures

Annie Thériault, Managing Partner at CBIV, has been immersed in impact investing, venture capital, royalty financing, and capital markets throughout her career. As a venture capital investor and venture advisor, she worked with high impact companies to mobilize more than $100 million in non-dilutive capital. Annie was previously a director on the boards of several North American venture-backed companies, is an advisor to crowdfunding fintech company FrontFundr, and, prior to the launch of CBIV, was Chief Investment Officer at Grand Challenges Canada. Annie obtained her PhD in Management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, is a CFA Charterholder, and holds the ICD.D designation. She also has a master’s degree in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Chemistry from Mount Allison University.

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Hind Ziane, MSFounder, CEO, Génération Politique, Ex- US Congress, Former Project Leader, US White House

Hind Ziane is the founder and CEO of Génération politique, a political strategy and public relations company based in Paris. Génération politique was created in 2018, in a tense political and social context in France, and aimed to improve the relationship between citizens and politicians.
The company has ever since been working with both public and private actors on issues ranging from strategic planning, structural overhaul, citizen engagement, campaigning, to public relations and communication, leadership and business development.

Before creating her company, Hind Ziane worked several years with an American politician who was a member of the Obama administration. During those years, she worked on projects with institutions such as the UNESCO, the White House or the USAID. She also worked with the office of a US Congresswoman, where she was in charge of gathering enough sponsorships for a bipartisan bill.
Her experience with American institutions was completed by an experience in the French private and public sector, focusing mainly on public administration and public affairs.

As a speaker, Hind Ziane intervenes in several local, national and foreign conferences. She is passionate about what she does, and always looks to share with others ideas and practical tools that can help them fix their issues through her political lens.

Hind Ziane graduated from Sciences Po Paris, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, where she specialized in public affairs.

Hind Ziane, MSFounder, CEO, Génération Politique, Ex- US Congress, Former Project Leader, US White House

Hind Ziane is the founder and CEO of Génération politique, a political strategy and public relations company based in Paris. Génération politique was created in 2018, in a tense political and social context in France, and aimed to improve the relationship between citizens and politicians.
The company has ever since been working with both public and private actors on issues ranging from strategic planning, structural overhaul, citizen engagement, campaigning, to public relations and communication, leadership and business development.

Before creating her company, Hind Ziane worked several years with an American politician who was a member of the Obama administration. During those years, she worked on projects with institutions such as the UNESCO, the White House or the USAID. She also worked with the office of a US Congresswoman, where she was in charge of gathering enough sponsorships for a bipartisan bill.
Her experience with American institutions was completed by an experience in the French private and public sector, focusing mainly on public administration and public affairs.

As a speaker, Hind Ziane intervenes in several local, national and foreign conferences. She is passionate about what she does, and always looks to share with others ideas and practical tools that can help them fix their issues through her political lens.

Hind Ziane graduated from Sciences Po Paris, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, where she specialized in public affairs.

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Ingrid Vanderveldt, MBAChairman, CEO, Empowering a Billion Women (EBW), EBW Cares Distributors & Vanderveldt Global Investments

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women (EBW), EBW Cares Distributors (a division of EBW2020). & Vanderveldt Global Investments. EBW was just ranked #28 fastest growing private company in America and #4 fastest growing Women Business in America. Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.
iV is an Emeritus member of United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Vanderveldt Global Investments, and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M viewers around the globe and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member. She is a Global Ambassador and Advocate of Women & Diverse Leaders creating social and economic impact and job creation. She’s the Recipient of the Global Empowerment Award by the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Awards in partnership with the UN.
iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. She was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Global Leaders. She also was ranked #1 Super Connector by Fast Company, is the recipient of the Forbes and Northwestern Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award” and was just named the 100th Champion Celebration for the HearStrong Foundation, recipient of The Global Voice Award, World Women Foundation and The Girl Scouts “Women of Distinction” Award. She holds a Masters in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UT at Austin.

Ingrid Vanderveldt, MBAChairman, CEO, Empowering a Billion Women (EBW), EBW Cares Distributors & Vanderveldt Global Investments

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women (EBW), EBW Cares Distributors (a division of EBW2020). & Vanderveldt Global Investments. EBW was just ranked #28 fastest growing private company in America and #4 fastest growing Women Business in America. Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.
iV is an Emeritus member of United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Vanderveldt Global Investments, and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M viewers around the globe and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member. She is a Global Ambassador and Advocate of Women & Diverse Leaders creating social and economic impact and job creation. She’s the Recipient of the Global Empowerment Award by the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Awards in partnership with the UN.
iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. She was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Global Leaders. She also was ranked #1 Super Connector by Fast Company, is the recipient of the Forbes and Northwestern Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award” and was just named the 100th Champion Celebration for the HearStrong Foundation, recipient of The Global Voice Award, World Women Foundation and The Girl Scouts “Women of Distinction” Award. She holds a Masters in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UT at Austin.

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Massimo FalcioniCEO. Etihad Credit Insurance

Ranked 13th on Forbes Middle East’s 2019 list of ‘Top 50 International CEOs Heading Local Companies.'

I spent my 30 plus years' career, working in the private and public sectors and led efforts focused on job creation, trade, economic development, multinationals and government companies’ growth. Through an international career development, I matured a strong knowledge of the financial services, credit insurance and banking systems, developing and inclusive leadership and strategic vision. I had the privilege to develop my career path, adhering at the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and innovation.

I was honored on December 19th 2017 with the appointment of the CEO role at Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the United Arab Emirates Federal Government export credit agency, by the company Board of Directors, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Ministry of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

General Management profile, with an accent on Sales & Marketing, strengthened by the knowledge in other business areas including Risk Management, Business Information, Claims Management, Business Development, Supply Chain, HR organization and development.

International relationships, government relationships, commercial leadership, strategic marketing, business development and communication skills are my inherent traits, that are fine-tuned through hands-on experience. I have constantly produced sustained revenues and EBITA growth in both mature economies (Europe) and fast growing markets (Middle East & Africa), through a deep understanding of economic cycles and import / export trade flows.

My diverse business experience has helped me develop strong skills in verbal presentations to stakeholders, financial markets and press, government and community relations, data analysis and special events. I was successful to start-up companies, as well as re-engineer them due to merger or acquisitions.

I am a proud father of my son Claudio.

Massimo FalcioniCEO. Etihad Credit Insurance

Ranked 13th on Forbes Middle East’s 2019 list of ‘Top 50 International CEOs Heading Local Companies.'

I spent my 30 plus years' career, working in the private and public sectors and led efforts focused on job creation, trade, economic development, multinationals and government companies’ growth. Through an international career development, I matured a strong knowledge of the financial services, credit insurance and banking systems, developing and inclusive leadership and strategic vision. I had the privilege to develop my career path, adhering at the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and innovation.

I was honored on December 19th 2017 with the appointment of the CEO role at Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the United Arab Emirates Federal Government export credit agency, by the company Board of Directors, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Ministry of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

General Management profile, with an accent on Sales & Marketing, strengthened by the knowledge in other business areas including Risk Management, Business Information, Claims Management, Business Development, Supply Chain, HR organization and development.

International relationships, government relationships, commercial leadership, strategic marketing, business development and communication skills are my inherent traits, that are fine-tuned through hands-on experience. I have constantly produced sustained revenues and EBITA growth in both mature economies (Europe) and fast growing markets (Middle East & Africa), through a deep understanding of economic cycles and import / export trade flows.

My diverse business experience has helped me develop strong skills in verbal presentations to stakeholders, financial markets and press, government and community relations, data analysis and special events. I was successful to start-up companies, as well as re-engineer them due to merger or acquisitions.

I am a proud father of my son Claudio.

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Sir Anthony RitossaChairman, Ritossa Family Office, Host, Sir Anthony Ritossa’s Global Family Office Investment Summits

H.E. Sir Anthony Ritossa is Chairman of the Ritossa Family Office, headquartered in Dubai. He is a family office influencer, impact investor with interests in private equity, real estate and blockchain companies, mentor, philanthropist, author and highly sought after speaker.

As Founder of the Ritossa Global Family Office Investment Summits, he leads a series of high-level, closed-door family office gatherings, held in cities such as Dubai, Monaco, Riyadh and Miami, that are dedicated to accelerating change via high-level discussion and debate of actionable strategies for building a better future. He has a deep passion for bringing people together to achieve greatness, supports sustainable development, and aims to support and inspire the next generation of leaders.

During the past five years, Sir Anthony has hosted 5,200+ elite family offices, prominent business owners, sheikhs, royal families, private investment companies, sovereign wealth funds and industry professionals from over 55 countries at 16 conferences representing US$4.5 trillion in wealth. His events have been responsible for US$2.8 billion+ in investments in companies ranging from start-ups to major global corporations.

Sir Anthony’s background includes 30+ years of international financial markets and investment experience, including senior executive positions at Nomura, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, and Bankers Trust (acquired by Deutsche Bank).

In addition to leading his family office, Sir Anthony is a Strategic Partner and Advisory Board Member for The Private Office of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, an Advisory Board Member and Senior Advisor to The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, an Advisory Board Member for The Private Council of H.H. the Prince Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf, and an Advisory Board Member for the Dubai Blockchain Center, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and Immersion4 Global. He is a patron at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. He is also a Professor at the Al-Khalifa Business School where he was awarded an honorary PhD.

He is a frequent speaker at international investment conferences and has been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, CEO Magazine, Gulf News and Arabian Business. He is a member of the Forbes Business Council, a Fellow with the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts), and a 2021 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. His education includes the University of Technology and The Scots College in Sydney, Australia, and Harvard.

Sir Anthony RitossaChairman, Ritossa Family Office, Host, Sir Anthony Ritossa’s Global Family Office Investment Summits

H.E. Sir Anthony Ritossa is Chairman of the Ritossa Family Office, headquartered in Dubai. He is a family office influencer, impact investor with interests in private equity, real estate and blockchain companies, mentor, philanthropist, author and highly sought after speaker.

As Founder of the Ritossa Global Family Office Investment Summits, he leads a series of high-level, closed-door family office gatherings, held in cities such as Dubai, Monaco, Riyadh and Miami, that are dedicated to accelerating change via high-level discussion and debate of actionable strategies for building a better future. He has a deep passion for bringing people together to achieve greatness, supports sustainable development, and aims to support and inspire the next generation of leaders.

During the past five years, Sir Anthony has hosted 5,200+ elite family offices, prominent business owners, sheikhs, royal families, private investment companies, sovereign wealth funds and industry professionals from over 55 countries at 16 conferences representing US$4.5 trillion in wealth. His events have been responsible for US$2.8 billion+ in investments in companies ranging from start-ups to major global corporations.

Sir Anthony’s background includes 30+ years of international financial markets and investment experience, including senior executive positions at Nomura, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, and Bankers Trust (acquired by Deutsche Bank).

In addition to leading his family office, Sir Anthony is a Strategic Partner and Advisory Board Member for The Private Office of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, an Advisory Board Member and Senior Advisor to The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, an Advisory Board Member for The Private Council of H.H. the Prince Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf, and an Advisory Board Member for the Dubai Blockchain Center, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and Immersion4 Global. He is a patron at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. He is also a Professor at the Al-Khalifa Business School where he was awarded an honorary PhD.

He is a frequent speaker at international investment conferences and has been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, CEO Magazine, Gulf News and Arabian Business. He is a member of the Forbes Business Council, a Fellow with the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts), and a 2021 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. His education includes the University of Technology and The Scots College in Sydney, Australia, and Harvard.

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Roberto Croci, MBAManaging Director for Microsoft for Startups MEA, Former Regional Head, Google

With over 20 years’ experience working for the likes of Microsoft and Google, Roberto Croci’s passion lies in innovation, startups and people. Relationship driven, he has bridged the gap between corporates and startups across more than 20 countries, helping them develop real solutions that solve real world problems.

A leading innovator in developing ecosystems where startups thrive, Roberto’s expertise and candid approach have kept him in demand with major tech companies throughout his career. In his current role as the Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, Roberto is building spearheading Microsoft’s new division from scratch, including spearheading its strategy and local team expansion and innovation strategy,, with the vision to foster a collaborative startup to create and foster an active startup ecosystem to create a better, brighter future for people around the world. Connecting the dots between startups, government agencies and private sector organizations, Roberto helps organizations adopt the innovation mindset and leverage the technology and nimbleness that startups provide. He creates bridges between government agencies and the private sector, works directly with startup founders and encourages them to “think differently” and to “be more curious.”

An in-demand international speaker, Roberto speaks about authentic and creative leadership, employee engagement, mental health, innovation and digital transformation, funding and startups.

In his personal world, Roberto enjoys reading hardcover books, hiking, running, and spending time with his family. He has summited K2, the second highest mountain in the world. He enjoys building relationships with passionate, driven people from all sectors, cultures, and walks of life.

Roberto Croci, MBAManaging Director for Microsoft for Startups MEA, Former Regional Head, Google

With over 20 years’ experience working for the likes of Microsoft and Google, Roberto Croci’s passion lies in innovation, startups and people. Relationship driven, he has bridged the gap between corporates and startups across more than 20 countries, helping them develop real solutions that solve real world problems.

A leading innovator in developing ecosystems where startups thrive, Roberto’s expertise and candid approach have kept him in demand with major tech companies throughout his career. In his current role as the Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, Roberto is building spearheading Microsoft’s new division from scratch, including spearheading its strategy and local team expansion and innovation strategy,, with the vision to foster a collaborative startup to create and foster an active startup ecosystem to create a better, brighter future for people around the world. Connecting the dots between startups, government agencies and private sector organizations, Roberto helps organizations adopt the innovation mindset and leverage the technology and nimbleness that startups provide. He creates bridges between government agencies and the private sector, works directly with startup founders and encourages them to “think differently” and to “be more curious.”

An in-demand international speaker, Roberto speaks about authentic and creative leadership, employee engagement, mental health, innovation and digital transformation, funding and startups.

In his personal world, Roberto enjoys reading hardcover books, hiking, running, and spending time with his family. He has summited K2, the second highest mountain in the world. He enjoys building relationships with passionate, driven people from all sectors, cultures, and walks of life.

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Minjia WuPrincipal , SOSV

Minjia Wu is a Principal at SOSV, and is primarily involved in its software cross-border portfolio across Chinaccelerator (Shanghai) and MOX (India and Southeast Asia). She manages over 20 software companies across logistics, entertainment, fintech, education, and e-commerce and represents SOSV as a Board member in 247玩乐行 and Board Observer in Pandabus熊猫出行 and The CareVoice康语.

Minjia WuPrincipal , SOSV

Minjia Wu is a Principal at SOSV, and is primarily involved in its software cross-border portfolio across Chinaccelerator (Shanghai) and MOX (India and Southeast Asia). She manages over 20 software companies across logistics, entertainment, fintech, education, and e-commerce and represents SOSV as a Board member in 247玩乐行 and Board Observer in Pandabus熊猫出行 and The CareVoice康语.

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Nishad Parmar, MBASenior Partner, Chief Investment Officer - LOUD Capital

Nishad Parmar serves as Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer at LOUD Capital; a venture capital and alternative investment firm that focuses on all spectrums of investments from early stage to late stage asset-based funding in the private sector. LOUD stands for 'Venture For People' - the belief that venture capital can create a positive impact on society, the pursuit of ethical for-profit investing in both diverse and underserved communities, and the responsibility to educate and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to embrace this mindset.

Along with oversight of LOUD's investment and risk strategy, he leads LOUD Capital’s Private and Dividend Growth offerings which focus on asset-backed funding, venture debt, and revenue-based finance which has provided growth capital to over 525 small businesses. As a seasoned operational and international business development professional, Nishad offers extensive expertise in various domains, including clean technology, e-commerce, commercial excellence, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He has successfully launched and mentored multiple businesses in e-commerce, real estate, and private business lending.

Prior to LOUD Capital, Nishad spent 18 years with public Fortune 500 companies such as Xylem, Avery Dennison, and Rexnord in various global executive roles such as manufacturing operations excellence, supply chain, and commercial growth.

Nishad holds an Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from Michigan State University and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Nishad Parmar, MBASenior Partner, Chief Investment Officer - LOUD Capital

Nishad Parmar serves as Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer at LOUD Capital; a venture capital and alternative investment firm that focuses on all spectrums of investments from early stage to late stage asset-based funding in the private sector. LOUD stands for 'Venture For People' - the belief that venture capital can create a positive impact on society, the pursuit of ethical for-profit investing in both diverse and underserved communities, and the responsibility to educate and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to embrace this mindset.

Along with oversight of LOUD's investment and risk strategy, he leads LOUD Capital’s Private and Dividend Growth offerings which focus on asset-backed funding, venture debt, and revenue-based finance which has provided growth capital to over 525 small businesses. As a seasoned operational and international business development professional, Nishad offers extensive expertise in various domains, including clean technology, e-commerce, commercial excellence, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He has successfully launched and mentored multiple businesses in e-commerce, real estate, and private business lending.

Prior to LOUD Capital, Nishad spent 18 years with public Fortune 500 companies such as Xylem, Avery Dennison, and Rexnord in various global executive roles such as manufacturing operations excellence, supply chain, and commercial growth.

Nishad holds an Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from Michigan State University and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

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Achin Bhowmik, PhDCTO, EVP of Engineering, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey, a privately-held medical devices company with over 5,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, global research, product development and engineering departments, and leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health and communication devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.

Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation, where he was responsible for the R&D, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices.

Dr. Bhowmik is on the faculty of Stanford University, where he holds an adjunct professor position at the Stanford School of Medicine, advises research, and lectures in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, sensory augmentation, computational perception, and intelligent systems. He serves on the board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, board of directors for OpenCV, industry advisory board for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also on the board of directors and advisors for several technology startup companies.

His awards and honors include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow and President-Elect of the Society for Information Display (SID), Industrial Distinguished Leader award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker award, TIME’s Best Inventions, Red Dot Design award, and the Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough award. He has authored over 200 publications, including two books and 40 issued patents.

Achin Bhowmik, PhDCTO, EVP of Engineering, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey, a privately-held medical devices company with over 5,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, global research, product development and engineering departments, and leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health and communication devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.

Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation, where he was responsible for the R&D, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices.

Dr. Bhowmik is on the faculty of Stanford University, where he holds an adjunct professor position at the Stanford School of Medicine, advises research, and lectures in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, sensory augmentation, computational perception, and intelligent systems. He serves on the board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, board of directors for OpenCV, industry advisory board for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also on the board of directors and advisors for several technology startup companies.

His awards and honors include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow and President-Elect of the Society for Information Display (SID), Industrial Distinguished Leader award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker award, TIME’s Best Inventions, Red Dot Design award, and the Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough award. He has authored over 200 publications, including two books and 40 issued patents.

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Sonia Roopnarain, PhDUN Speake, Country Director & Founder of ‘Power to Empower", Author of “Learning to Soar Again"

Dr. Sonia holds Doctor of Psychology degree with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. She is skilled in Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Psychological Assessment, and Research. She is healthcare services professional with a Ph.D. focused on psychometric testing and Counselling. Currently a business entrepreneur; co-founder and Country Director of “Power to Empower “ a NGO foundation based on the principles of emancipation; education and empathy. Through lobbying and advocacy the organization aims to create an awareness of the social; emotional; psychological impediments affecting individuals.

Sonia Roopnarain, PhDUN Speake, Country Director & Founder of ‘Power to Empower", Author of “Learning to Soar Again"

Dr. Sonia holds Doctor of Psychology degree with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. She is skilled in Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Psychological Assessment, and Research. She is healthcare services professional with a Ph.D. focused on psychometric testing and Counselling. Currently a business entrepreneur; co-founder and Country Director of “Power to Empower “ a NGO foundation based on the principles of emancipation; education and empathy. Through lobbying and advocacy the organization aims to create an awareness of the social; emotional; psychological impediments affecting individuals.

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Michelle Ash, MBACEO, GEOVIA

Michelle is senior executive specializing in strategy development and implementation with key skills in technology transformation, innovation, leadership and cultural change for turnarounds, acquisitions and mergers. She values building relationships with all stakeholders to enable people to achieve outstanding results..
She is CEO of GEOVIA at Dassault Systèmes, has made significant contributions to the mining sector with a focus on Innovation Strategy, Technology, and Digital Transformation.

Michelle is highly passionate about Mining and Infrastructure and remains focused on delivering sustainable solutions that help these sectors to continue to create and shape the world in which we line, through digital transformation and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

As Chair of the Global Mining Guidelines Group – GMG, Michelle has contributed to developing best practices and guidelines for the implementation of technology and socially enabled changes in the mining industry. She is also on the advisory board of several start-ups such Railveyor, OffWorld, Behault, MineClass, Indimin and MineSpider.
Previously she was Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold Corporation where she oversaw the company’s innovation program, looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models.

She began her career as a blasting engineer with Rio Tinto and has held several operational roles in various mining companies and across commodities.

Michelle was named to the 2016 list of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK and won the Technology Innovator of the Year Award by Mines and Technology in 2019. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School; she also holds a degree in Psychology from Deakin University.

Michelle Ash, MBACEO, GEOVIA

Michelle is senior executive specializing in strategy development and implementation with key skills in technology transformation, innovation, leadership and cultural change for turnarounds, acquisitions and mergers. She values building relationships with all stakeholders to enable people to achieve outstanding results..
She is CEO of GEOVIA at Dassault Systèmes, has made significant contributions to the mining sector with a focus on Innovation Strategy, Technology, and Digital Transformation.

Michelle is highly passionate about Mining and Infrastructure and remains focused on delivering sustainable solutions that help these sectors to continue to create and shape the world in which we line, through digital transformation and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

As Chair of the Global Mining Guidelines Group – GMG, Michelle has contributed to developing best practices and guidelines for the implementation of technology and socially enabled changes in the mining industry. She is also on the advisory board of several start-ups such Railveyor, OffWorld, Behault, MineClass, Indimin and MineSpider.
Previously she was Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold Corporation where she oversaw the company’s innovation program, looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models.

She began her career as a blasting engineer with Rio Tinto and has held several operational roles in various mining companies and across commodities.

Michelle was named to the 2016 list of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK and won the Technology Innovator of the Year Award by Mines and Technology in 2019. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School; she also holds a degree in Psychology from Deakin University.

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Navin Goyal, M.D.Co-founder, CEO, LOUD Capital

Navin Goyal, M.D. is a physician and entrepreneur who serves as CEO of LOUD Capital, an early-stage venture capital and alternative investment firm leveraging capital, entrepreneurship, and education to grow impactful companies across the globe. Bringing his physician training to do good for people, Navin strives to make venture capital more purpose-driven, inclusive, and accessible. Before co-founding LOUD Capital, Navin practiced anesthesiology in a large hospital-based setting and was the Medical Director of a community hospital for several years.

The beginning of his entrepreneurial journey was co-founding OFFOR Health (formerly SmileMD), a venture-backed mobile healthcare company that expands access to care across the United States with a dedicated focus on lower-income and rural communities. Navin is a frequent speaker at medical schools, hospitals, and businesses worldwide, sharing his perspective on how physicians can bring their ethical code to influence and impact the world more fully.

His story, his experience, and what he sees as an opportunity for physicians to have a broader impact on themselves and society is the focus of his book, Physician Underdog. Navin received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and trained in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Navin Goyal, M.D.Co-founder, CEO, LOUD Capital

Navin Goyal, M.D. is a physician and entrepreneur who serves as CEO of LOUD Capital, an early-stage venture capital and alternative investment firm leveraging capital, entrepreneurship, and education to grow impactful companies across the globe. Bringing his physician training to do good for people, Navin strives to make venture capital more purpose-driven, inclusive, and accessible. Before co-founding LOUD Capital, Navin practiced anesthesiology in a large hospital-based setting and was the Medical Director of a community hospital for several years.

The beginning of his entrepreneurial journey was co-founding OFFOR Health (formerly SmileMD), a venture-backed mobile healthcare company that expands access to care across the United States with a dedicated focus on lower-income and rural communities. Navin is a frequent speaker at medical schools, hospitals, and businesses worldwide, sharing his perspective on how physicians can bring their ethical code to influence and impact the world more fully.

His story, his experience, and what he sees as an opportunity for physicians to have a broader impact on themselves and society is the focus of his book, Physician Underdog. Navin received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and trained in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Jill Daniel, MBAFounder, Estuary Capital

Jill has 25 years of energy and infrastructure development, investment, financing, and management experience.

Prior to founding Estuary in 2013, Jill was a senior investment professional focused on energy and infrastructure acquisitions, development, financing, and management at SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners, Babcock & Brown, The Carlyle Group, and Bechtel Enterprises. She has completed over $10 billion of acquisition, financing, and divestiture transactions. She has additional experience as a senior research associate at Bridgewater Associates and as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Jill Daniel, MBAFounder, Estuary Capital

Jill has 25 years of energy and infrastructure development, investment, financing, and management experience.

Prior to founding Estuary in 2013, Jill was a senior investment professional focused on energy and infrastructure acquisitions, development, financing, and management at SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners, Babcock & Brown, The Carlyle Group, and Bechtel Enterprises. She has completed over $10 billion of acquisition, financing, and divestiture transactions. She has additional experience as a senior research associate at Bridgewater Associates and as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

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Jay KogantiDigital Supply Chain Transformation Leader

Jay has more than 24 years of experience in leading and transforming complex Supply Chains. His core focus remains in developing global supply chain strategies, solving complex Supply Chain problems by leveraging the cutting-edge Technology Innovations with Process excellence and a value creation mindset.

Jay is a highly motivated Supply Chain transformation and operational Leader with experience in Consumer Goods Supply Chains. Including 12 years in leading Supply Chain planning, Distribution, Integrated Business Planning, Supply Chain Analytics & Intelligence, and execution transformations for fortune 100 companies, eight years in tier-one consulting firms in building Supply Chain strategy, Process and Business transformation consulting, and six years of operational experience in procurement, Inventory management and shop floor supervision.

Jay worked and transitioned back and forth between consulting and Industry to deepen his practitioner’s mindset during his career.

In his current role, Jay leads End to End planning Transformation for Estee Lauder companies to create a next-generation Enterprise planning capabilities and Operating model to support the growth and value creation. Jay spent the last 13 years with Estee Lauder companies in various Supply Chain Transform and operational roles. In his previous consulting role, Jay worked with Deloitte Consulting for four years as Senior Manager in their NYC consulting practice focusing on Consumer Business enterprises.

Jay KogantiDigital Supply Chain Transformation Leader

Jay has more than 24 years of experience in leading and transforming complex Supply Chains. His core focus remains in developing global supply chain strategies, solving complex Supply Chain problems by leveraging the cutting-edge Technology Innovations with Process excellence and a value creation mindset.

Jay is a highly motivated Supply Chain transformation and operational Leader with experience in Consumer Goods Supply Chains. Including 12 years in leading Supply Chain planning, Distribution, Integrated Business Planning, Supply Chain Analytics & Intelligence, and execution transformations for fortune 100 companies, eight years in tier-one consulting firms in building Supply Chain strategy, Process and Business transformation consulting, and six years of operational experience in procurement, Inventory management and shop floor supervision.

Jay worked and transitioned back and forth between consulting and Industry to deepen his practitioner’s mindset during his career.

In his current role, Jay leads End to End planning Transformation for Estee Lauder companies to create a next-generation Enterprise planning capabilities and Operating model to support the growth and value creation. Jay spent the last 13 years with Estee Lauder companies in various Supply Chain Transform and operational roles. In his previous consulting role, Jay worked with Deloitte Consulting for four years as Senior Manager in their NYC consulting practice focusing on Consumer Business enterprises.

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Kamala Maddali, DVM, Ph.D.Global VP, Deep Lens, Scientific Advisor, Precision BioPharma, Ex-Merck

Dr. Kamala Maddali is a clinically trained veterinarian who holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University in India and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Maddali has strong medical, scientific as well as rare disease roots, which gives her an edge as a visionary leader who fosters collaboration between medical, patient, and healthcare innovation sectors.
Dr. Maddali is a native of Andhra Pradesh, India. A precision medicine executive at Fortune 100 and 500 companies like Merck & Co, Quintiles, IQVIA, Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Maddali has extensive knowledge in the field. With over 20 years of experience implementing corporate strategic initiatives, she has helped advance precision medicine over the last two decades. Among her expertise is Precision Medicine including diagnostics such as biomarkers and companion diagnostics, devices, therapeutics, recruitment of patients, patient engagement, patient experience and empowerment. Several healthcare technology companies have tapped Dr. Maddali to serve as an executive advisor to cultivate artificial intelligence, digital health, and solutions centered on modern precision medicine. With the increased interest in patient centricity in clinical trials and clinical research, her unique involvement with Patient Advocacy and support groups in converging precision medicine, clinical trials and clinical research could make a significant difference.
Whenever possible, Dr. Maddali wants to ensure the patient’s voice is heard, and she strives to provide every patient with powerful tools from science and innovation in order to improve global community health. Her personal experience as a rare disease neuro – degenerative patient with signs similar to Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s makes her a unique, empathic voice in precision medicine.
Dr. Maddali is a board member for several US/International based patient advocacy associations like “Paltown”, “Cancer NJ”, Love Heals Cancer, Aarogya, Indo-US Rare disease organization, Adira Foundation working to foster knowledge about cancer, rare disease diagnosis and prevention, and neuro-degenerative disease management. She has earned the trust of patients, oncologists, and KOLs by her involvement in patient advocacy.
NJBIZ has selected Dr. Maddali as one of the Healthcare Heroes Finalists in the “Innovation-Individual” category. Doctor Maddali has received many awards for women empowerment in healthcare from various organizations in the USA. Dr. Maddali served as a Vice Chair for the Women in Bio (WIB) Philadelphia chapter. The Women In Bio organization promotes careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences. Dr. Maddali and few prominent WIB leaders were invited to ring the NYSE Closing Bell in 2017 and was interviewed by CNBC in December 2018 on Precision Medicine and Blockchain. As a member of Forbes Business Council in 2020, Dr. Maddali is commended for her distinguished leadership in the healthcare industry.
In 2021, Dr. Kamala Maddali is awarded Pharma Voice 2021 Top 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry. The award is prestigious and honorable recognition to be a part of a select group of leaders, mentors, and visionaries in the Life Sciences who inspire change across their organizations, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

Kamala Maddali, DVM, Ph.D.Global VP, Deep Lens, Scientific Advisor, Precision BioPharma, Ex-Merck

Dr. Kamala Maddali is a clinically trained veterinarian who holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University in India and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Maddali has strong medical, scientific as well as rare disease roots, which gives her an edge as a visionary leader who fosters collaboration between medical, patient, and healthcare innovation sectors.
Dr. Maddali is a native of Andhra Pradesh, India. A precision medicine executive at Fortune 100 and 500 companies like Merck & Co, Quintiles, IQVIA, Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Maddali has extensive knowledge in the field. With over 20 years of experience implementing corporate strategic initiatives, she has helped advance precision medicine over the last two decades. Among her expertise is Precision Medicine including diagnostics such as biomarkers and companion diagnostics, devices, therapeutics, recruitment of patients, patient engagement, patient experience and empowerment. Several healthcare technology companies have tapped Dr. Maddali to serve as an executive advisor to cultivate artificial intelligence, digital health, and solutions centered on modern precision medicine. With the increased interest in patient centricity in clinical trials and clinical research, her unique involvement with Patient Advocacy and support groups in converging precision medicine, clinical trials and clinical research could make a significant difference.
Whenever possible, Dr. Maddali wants to ensure the patient’s voice is heard, and she strives to provide every patient with powerful tools from science and innovation in order to improve global community health. Her personal experience as a rare disease neuro – degenerative patient with signs similar to Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s makes her a unique, empathic voice in precision medicine.
Dr. Maddali is a board member for several US/International based patient advocacy associations like “Paltown”, “Cancer NJ”, Love Heals Cancer, Aarogya, Indo-US Rare disease organization, Adira Foundation working to foster knowledge about cancer, rare disease diagnosis and prevention, and neuro-degenerative disease management. She has earned the trust of patients, oncologists, and KOLs by her involvement in patient advocacy.
NJBIZ has selected Dr. Maddali as one of the Healthcare Heroes Finalists in the “Innovation-Individual” category. Doctor Maddali has received many awards for women empowerment in healthcare from various organizations in the USA. Dr. Maddali served as a Vice Chair for the Women in Bio (WIB) Philadelphia chapter. The Women In Bio organization promotes careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences. Dr. Maddali and few prominent WIB leaders were invited to ring the NYSE Closing Bell in 2017 and was interviewed by CNBC in December 2018 on Precision Medicine and Blockchain. As a member of Forbes Business Council in 2020, Dr. Maddali is commended for her distinguished leadership in the healthcare industry.
In 2021, Dr. Kamala Maddali is awarded Pharma Voice 2021 Top 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry. The award is prestigious and honorable recognition to be a part of a select group of leaders, mentors, and visionaries in the Life Sciences who inspire change across their organizations, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

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Navroop Sahdev, MSFounder, CEO, Digital Economist, Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners

Navroop Sahdev is the founder and CEO of The Digital
Economist, an impact organization with the mission to
drive technological convergence by bringing investable
opportunities, in line with the Sustainable Development
Goals, to the fore. A pioneering economist and
technology futurist, Navroop’s work lies at the
intersection of emerging technologies, economic
science and business strategy. Along with the world’s
most respected digital economists, in 2019 she co
authored “Blockchain Economics: Implications of
Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications
Networks, and Algorithmic Reality”, the first book on
the economics of blockchain.

Navroop is currently a Connection Science Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, part of a curated group
of top scholars and entrepreneurs in emerging technologies with a track record of outstanding
achievement, who are building the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Identity
and Digital Networks. She was listed as one of the Top Blockchain Influencers in 2018 by Media
Shower.

Navroop is frequently interviewed by Forbes as a subject matter expert on the economics of
emerging tech. She has co-authored Hyperledger’s "Blockchain for Business" online course - the
biggest on the subject - with over 170,000 students so far and is regularly requested as a keynote
speaker at industry conferences. She holds three masters in IP Management, Economics of
Innovation and Applied Economics. Previously, she worked at Harvard University and the United
Nations Environment Program. In 2017, Navroop served as a United Nations Youth Delegate.

Navroop Sahdev, MSFounder, CEO, Digital Economist, Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners

Navroop Sahdev is the founder and CEO of The Digital
Economist, an impact organization with the mission to
drive technological convergence by bringing investable
opportunities, in line with the Sustainable Development
Goals, to the fore. A pioneering economist and
technology futurist, Navroop’s work lies at the
intersection of emerging technologies, economic
science and business strategy. Along with the world’s
most respected digital economists, in 2019 she co
authored “Blockchain Economics: Implications of
Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications
Networks, and Algorithmic Reality”, the first book on
the economics of blockchain.

Navroop is currently a Connection Science Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, part of a curated group
of top scholars and entrepreneurs in emerging technologies with a track record of outstanding
achievement, who are building the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Identity
and Digital Networks. She was listed as one of the Top Blockchain Influencers in 2018 by Media
Shower.

Navroop is frequently interviewed by Forbes as a subject matter expert on the economics of
emerging tech. She has co-authored Hyperledger’s "Blockchain for Business" online course - the
biggest on the subject - with over 170,000 students so far and is regularly requested as a keynote
speaker at industry conferences. She holds three masters in IP Management, Economics of
Innovation and Applied Economics. Previously, she worked at Harvard University and the United
Nations Environment Program. In 2017, Navroop served as a United Nations Youth Delegate.

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Dirk Richter, MD, PhDDirector, Health Sector Innovation, Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), Board Certified Surgeon

Dirk Richter, MD, PhD is Senior Advisor and Director “Health Sector Innovation” with the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) and associate professor of surgery. His key responsibilities in DoH is supporting entrepreneurs as well as corporate life sciences companies from all over the world to implement innovative solutions in Abu Dhabi and evaluate new technologies. Dr. Richter is leading the DoH team in HUB71, Abu Dhabi’s innovation hub.
Before joining DoH, Dirk Richter worked in the top management of different healthcare providers, with A.T. Kearney Management Consultants and in the beginning of his career as a trauma surgeon and researcher
Dirk Richter is a board-certified surgeon as well as a health economist and co-founder of the German think tank ConceptHealth.

Dirk Richter, MD, PhDDirector, Health Sector Innovation, Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), Board Certified Surgeon

Dirk Richter, MD, PhD is Senior Advisor and Director “Health Sector Innovation” with the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) and associate professor of surgery. His key responsibilities in DoH is supporting entrepreneurs as well as corporate life sciences companies from all over the world to implement innovative solutions in Abu Dhabi and evaluate new technologies. Dr. Richter is leading the DoH team in HUB71, Abu Dhabi’s innovation hub.
Before joining DoH, Dirk Richter worked in the top management of different healthcare providers, with A.T. Kearney Management Consultants and in the beginning of his career as a trauma surgeon and researcher
Dirk Richter is a board-certified surgeon as well as a health economist and co-founder of the German think tank ConceptHealth.

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Vicki Saunders, MAFounder, SheEO Inc.

Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change-makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.

Vicki is Founder of #radical generosity and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List.

Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Vicki was received numerous awards for her work at SheEO including; UBS Global Visionary in 2020, YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2020, Business Leader of the Year 2019 by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade, 2018 Startup Canada Entrepreneurship Promotion Award and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.

Vicki Saunders, MAFounder, SheEO Inc.

Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change-makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.

Vicki is Founder of #radical generosity and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List.

Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Vicki was received numerous awards for her work at SheEO including; UBS Global Visionary in 2020, YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2020, Business Leader of the Year 2019 by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade, 2018 Startup Canada Entrepreneurship Promotion Award and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.

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Sarah Adams, MD, FAAPCo-founder, Antyllus Global Consulting

Dr. Sarah Adams is a physician and medical consultant advising med-tech and biotech companies on global expansion, operational excellence, and quality assurance. She leads international medical consulting projects providing services to
Fortune 25 companies and has a special interest in the worldwide fight against
COVID-19 digital misinformation. As a bilingual German-English speaker with clinical experience in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and the US, she is passionate about leveraging international clinician networks to advance world health.

Dr. Adams earned her medical degree from the University of Oxford, completed specialty training at the Oxford Foundation School and the University of Louisville, and is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She has
over 15 years of experience as a clinician and held an academic appointment at the University of North Carolina for over 8 years. During her clinical work, Dr. Adams saw the importance of clinician input to the development, application, and expansion of digital and biotech products in order to maximize their potential to impact patients’
health.

She has acted as a scientific advisor for startups in the med-tech and medical
device industries and currently serves as Director of Clinical Investigation for
Momtech Inc.

Sarah Adams, MD, FAAPCo-founder, Antyllus Global Consulting

Dr. Sarah Adams is a physician and medical consultant advising med-tech and biotech companies on global expansion, operational excellence, and quality assurance. She leads international medical consulting projects providing services to
Fortune 25 companies and has a special interest in the worldwide fight against
COVID-19 digital misinformation. As a bilingual German-English speaker with clinical experience in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and the US, she is passionate about leveraging international clinician networks to advance world health.

Dr. Adams earned her medical degree from the University of Oxford, completed specialty training at the Oxford Foundation School and the University of Louisville, and is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She has
over 15 years of experience as a clinician and held an academic appointment at the University of North Carolina for over 8 years. During her clinical work, Dr. Adams saw the importance of clinician input to the development, application, and expansion of digital and biotech products in order to maximize their potential to impact patients’
health.

She has acted as a scientific advisor for startups in the med-tech and medical
device industries and currently serves as Director of Clinical Investigation for
Momtech Inc.

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Dr. Manuel Freire-GarabalProfessor. School of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Dr Manuel Freire-Garabal is a physician, academic and entrepreneur. He is Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).
Expert in drug discovery and development, he also is involved in new healthcare and higher education models based on cutting-edge technologies.
He had executive and advisory responsibilities in several companies and organizations dependent on the European Union, United Nations, Spanish government and USC, mainly focused on healthcare, internationalization of higher education and startup support.
He has created companies in the biotech and food sectors.
Professor Freire-Garabal is a reputed lecturer and a contributor in different media like Times Higher Education, Azad News, and UC Berkeley and University of Harvard blogs. He has authored more than one hundred scientific articles and twenty books.
Professor Freire-Garabal has received more than twenty awards, amongst them, the Sir Anthony Ritossa's Global Family Office Investment Summit Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Pacemaker medal of World Charitable Alliance Pacemaker, Medal of the Order of Nicolas II, Medal 100 Years of the Russian Golgotha, Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Banu Assaf, Golden Medal of the Compostela Group of Universities, Golden Medal of the Association of Former Students and Friends of the USC, and the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Galicia.
He is a fellow member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
His education includes an M.D. and a PhD in Medicine by the USC and complementary education in management, economy, law, and cybersecurity by some of the best international universities.

Dr. Manuel Freire-GarabalProfessor. School of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Dr Manuel Freire-Garabal is a physician, academic and entrepreneur. He is Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).
Expert in drug discovery and development, he also is involved in new healthcare and higher education models based on cutting-edge technologies.
He had executive and advisory responsibilities in several companies and organizations dependent on the European Union, United Nations, Spanish government and USC, mainly focused on healthcare, internationalization of higher education and startup support.
He has created companies in the biotech and food sectors.
Professor Freire-Garabal is a reputed lecturer and a contributor in different media like Times Higher Education, Azad News, and UC Berkeley and University of Harvard blogs. He has authored more than one hundred scientific articles and twenty books.
Professor Freire-Garabal has received more than twenty awards, amongst them, the Sir Anthony Ritossa's Global Family Office Investment Summit Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Pacemaker medal of World Charitable Alliance Pacemaker, Medal of the Order of Nicolas II, Medal 100 Years of the Russian Golgotha, Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Banu Assaf, Golden Medal of the Compostela Group of Universities, Golden Medal of the Association of Former Students and Friends of the USC, and the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Galicia.
He is a fellow member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
His education includes an M.D. and a PhD in Medicine by the USC and complementary education in management, economy, law, and cybersecurity by some of the best international universities.

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Tanuja Gomes, MBACo Founder, CEO, Furtados School of Music

Tanuja is a seasoned banking professional and has contributed 16 years working for multi-national banks like HSBC and Barclays in India and Singapore. Her experience includes working as a Wealth Management Professional across various functions and geographies. She successfully established herself as a leader and drove sales and business development for several MNC banks by setting up wealth management businesses. After her long stint in the banking industry she was driven to live her passion of setting out to be an entrepreneur.
With all her international experience, the devoid of organised music education led to the foundation of Furtados School of Music in 2011. FSM Education Pvt Ltd was set up in 2014. The vision behind FSM is to offer universal access to quality music education. Over this period FSM has systematically built a strong proposition rendering music education across age groups and touch points. This includes pre-schools, K12 schools, dedicated centers, @home learning and now a thriving online live learning platform.
Unlike international countries, Indian schools still lack in providing a structured music curriculum to students. Moreover, many schools have no music lessons. Private tuitions were largely for the priviledged and culturally affluent. FSM has worked significantly to transform this scenario. Now taught over 1,50,000 students across 200+ schools, 15 centres, across 18 cities, it has built one of the largest ecosystem in the space of music education, making it more main stream and accessible. One of the fastest growing vertical has been the online learning vertical ie FSM Buddy (www.fsmbuddy.com), with global reach, and achieving highest engagement and NPS scores. The online vertical is a huge feather in their cap, transforming the reach of the company. Her passionate vertical is technology. FSM continues to merge organic and artificial intelligence by applying deep learning systems to innovate how people are learning music online.

Tanuja Gomes, MBACo Founder, CEO, Furtados School of Music

Tanuja is a seasoned banking professional and has contributed 16 years working for multi-national banks like HSBC and Barclays in India and Singapore. Her experience includes working as a Wealth Management Professional across various functions and geographies. She successfully established herself as a leader and drove sales and business development for several MNC banks by setting up wealth management businesses. After her long stint in the banking industry she was driven to live her passion of setting out to be an entrepreneur.
With all her international experience, the devoid of organised music education led to the foundation of Furtados School of Music in 2011. FSM Education Pvt Ltd was set up in 2014. The vision behind FSM is to offer universal access to quality music education. Over this period FSM has systematically built a strong proposition rendering music education across age groups and touch points. This includes pre-schools, K12 schools, dedicated centers, @home learning and now a thriving online live learning platform.
Unlike international countries, Indian schools still lack in providing a structured music curriculum to students. Moreover, many schools have no music lessons. Private tuitions were largely for the priviledged and culturally affluent. FSM has worked significantly to transform this scenario. Now taught over 1,50,000 students across 200+ schools, 15 centres, across 18 cities, it has built one of the largest ecosystem in the space of music education, making it more main stream and accessible. One of the fastest growing vertical has been the online learning vertical ie FSM Buddy (www.fsmbuddy.com), with global reach, and achieving highest engagement and NPS scores. The online vertical is a huge feather in their cap, transforming the reach of the company. Her passionate vertical is technology. FSM continues to merge organic and artificial intelligence by applying deep learning systems to innovate how people are learning music online.

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Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez, MBAFounder, CEO, Mayaimi International Corp., Chairman, Al-Khalifa Business School

H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez HOKC, LLB, MBA, PhDH, FRAS, FRSA, FRAI, MRSAI is a lawyer and journalist with an MBA and more than 300 courses and specializations in different areas from IVY league and Elite Business Schools.

He is a professor, collaborator and advisor to many universities across the globe, including the Harvard Medical School. He has lectured and participated at the World Economic Forum events and has published eleven books and more than seventy professional and scientific articles. He is a fellow and member of several British and Irish Royal societies and Spanish and American academies.
He is the Chairman of the Al-Khalifa Business School and an advisory board member of multinational companies, UHNWI and Family Offices.

He was invited to collaborate in media at Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, MSNBC, Microsoft, Le Figaro, or Le Monde and he is a regular
contributor to The Economic Times and The Times of India.

He is a diplomat who serves to many African countries, United Nations high officials and Royal Families all over the World. He also has received two Doctor Honoris Causa Degrees in the field.
In philanthropy, he achieved different public references such as "Humanitarian Person of the Year" and "Personality of the Year" by the International Tourism Magazine Dstinos Peru and he was included in many global ranked lists and highlighted and interviewed in media like Forbes, Yahoo, Cosmo, CNBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox News.
He holds different knighthoods and high civil honors from Religions, Congresses, National, Regional-Federal and Local Governments from countries such as the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Peru or Madagascar. Additionally, he was recognized by Lions

International Club and by different organizations with consultative status at the United Nations.
He is also a registered Senior Lieutenant at the All-Russian Public Organization for the Development of the Cossacks-"Union of Cossacks Warriors of Russia and Foreign Countries" and a Community Service Policeman with credentials endorsed by the Federated Government of the United States and the international organization of The Hague.

Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez, MBAFounder, CEO, Mayaimi International Corp., Chairman, Al-Khalifa Business School

H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez HOKC, LLB, MBA, PhDH, FRAS, FRSA, FRAI, MRSAI is a lawyer and journalist with an MBA and more than 300 courses and specializations in different areas from IVY league and Elite Business Schools.

He is a professor, collaborator and advisor to many universities across the globe, including the Harvard Medical School. He has lectured and participated at the World Economic Forum events and has published eleven books and more than seventy professional and scientific articles. He is a fellow and member of several British and Irish Royal societies and Spanish and American academies.
He is the Chairman of the Al-Khalifa Business School and an advisory board member of multinational companies, UHNWI and Family Offices.

He was invited to collaborate in media at Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, MSNBC, Microsoft, Le Figaro, or Le Monde and he is a regular
contributor to The Economic Times and The Times of India.

He is a diplomat who serves to many African countries, United Nations high officials and Royal Families all over the World. He also has received two Doctor Honoris Causa Degrees in the field.
In philanthropy, he achieved different public references such as "Humanitarian Person of the Year" and "Personality of the Year" by the International Tourism Magazine Dstinos Peru and he was included in many global ranked lists and highlighted and interviewed in media like Forbes, Yahoo, Cosmo, CNBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox News.
He holds different knighthoods and high civil honors from Religions, Congresses, National, Regional-Federal and Local Governments from countries such as the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Peru or Madagascar. Additionally, he was recognized by Lions

International Club and by different organizations with consultative status at the United Nations.
He is also a registered Senior Lieutenant at the All-Russian Public Organization for the Development of the Cossacks-"Union of Cossacks Warriors of Russia and Foreign Countries" and a Community Service Policeman with credentials endorsed by the Federated Government of the United States and the international organization of The Hague.

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Sumathi Chakravarthy, MBAPartner, Infinite Sum Modelling, Ex-Amazon

Sumathi is an Experienced Industry Leader who has in the past worked in some of the leading companies in the world such as Amazon, Subaru, and Wipro. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Purdue University, US, and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Anna University, India. She also specializes in Machine learning and Business Analytics.

As a Partner and Director of Infinite Sum Modelling, she brings in statistical and analytical perspectives to problem-solving and works on data ingestion and handling, statistical analysis, and GTAP – CGE modeling. Such statistical inferences and the economic modeling insights were used by different clients, including Commonwealth, United Nations, Economist, Organization of Islamic Corporation, Smoke-Free Foundation, ECIPE, and Inter- American Development Bank, in the areas of trade, digital data regulations, supply chain, ports and transportation/logistics. She has also developed a MyGTAP model capturing household and factor heterogeneity for all LDC countries as part of an initiative by ILO. She co-partnered with Piktorlabs to launch InfiSum’s first official product, the data and visualization platform for global supply chain modeling. As a part of its launch, she undertook research on user attributes, data mapping, and analytics.

During her previous tenure at Amazon as a Senior Product Manager- Sustainability and as an Operations Manager- Amazon Shipping and Delivery Support, she has worked on several flagship initiatives, notably in the launch and operation of Ship With Amazon (SWA), Amazon’s Sustainability Program, Amazon Key, Ship in its own container (SIOC) – the customer packaging experience program and so on. She has also led Amazon’s virtual contact center operations for seven different business lines.

Sumathi Chakravarthy, MBAPartner, Infinite Sum Modelling, Ex-Amazon

Sumathi is an Experienced Industry Leader who has in the past worked in some of the leading companies in the world such as Amazon, Subaru, and Wipro. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Purdue University, US, and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Anna University, India. She also specializes in Machine learning and Business Analytics.

As a Partner and Director of Infinite Sum Modelling, she brings in statistical and analytical perspectives to problem-solving and works on data ingestion and handling, statistical analysis, and GTAP – CGE modeling. Such statistical inferences and the economic modeling insights were used by different clients, including Commonwealth, United Nations, Economist, Organization of Islamic Corporation, Smoke-Free Foundation, ECIPE, and Inter- American Development Bank, in the areas of trade, digital data regulations, supply chain, ports and transportation/logistics. She has also developed a MyGTAP model capturing household and factor heterogeneity for all LDC countries as part of an initiative by ILO. She co-partnered with Piktorlabs to launch InfiSum’s first official product, the data and visualization platform for global supply chain modeling. As a part of its launch, she undertook research on user attributes, data mapping, and analytics.

During her previous tenure at Amazon as a Senior Product Manager- Sustainability and as an Operations Manager- Amazon Shipping and Delivery Support, she has worked on several flagship initiatives, notably in the launch and operation of Ship With Amazon (SWA), Amazon’s Sustainability Program, Amazon Key, Ship in its own container (SIOC) – the customer packaging experience program and so on. She has also led Amazon’s virtual contact center operations for seven different business lines.

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Anil Pandey, MSCIO, Enzen Group, Ex-Wipro, L&T and Accenture

Anil has over 28 Years of experience in helping organizations take on the disruption of new technologies. He has been playing key roles in large organizations as BU Head, Global Delivery Head, Practice Unit Head. He has unique expertise in designing new business models, incubating next
generation technologies & innovative practices. He is recognized globally as an expert in Energy & Utilities, Logistics & Supply Chain, Manufacturing
Automation, Embedded Systems & Robotics Design. He has driven an Ecosystem of digital innovation through Co-innovation, Collaboration & Crowd-sourcing using startups, governments and academia in Digital, Indutry 4.0. IIoT, Business Intelligence & Analytics, AI, ML, DL.

Anil Pandey, MSCIO, Enzen Group, Ex-Wipro, L&T and Accenture

Anil has over 28 Years of experience in helping organizations take on the disruption of new technologies. He has been playing key roles in large organizations as BU Head, Global Delivery Head, Practice Unit Head. He has unique expertise in designing new business models, incubating next
generation technologies & innovative practices. He is recognized globally as an expert in Energy & Utilities, Logistics & Supply Chain, Manufacturing
Automation, Embedded Systems & Robotics Design. He has driven an Ecosystem of digital innovation through Co-innovation, Collaboration & Crowd-sourcing using startups, governments and academia in Digital, Indutry 4.0. IIoT, Business Intelligence & Analytics, AI, ML, DL.

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Atul Khosla, MBAFounder, VC, Shoolini University, Advisor, Ankur Capital

Prof. Atul Khosla Founder, Trustee and Vice Chancellor at Shoolini University
(www.shooliniuniversity.com), Solan, Himachal Pradesh – India’s leading research centric
private university. Atul has been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years and he has founded and led multiple startups.

Atul founded Everest Group’s businesses in India and Asia in 2003-2006; subsequently he
moved to Switzerland where he helped build a-connect ag. into a global consulting business; Atul then moved back to India in 2008 and founded Oliver Wyman’s India and Asia business. Atul has recently co-founded Aaddoo – an edutech startup based out of Chandigarh, India.

Atul also advises several Indian and global organisations on issues of strategy and innovation– he is/ has been Independent Director with Gabriel India, Director with Innohive (a social incubator), Senior Advisor to Ankur Capital (India’s leading social VC fund), Member State HP Council CII and Advisor to SEBI Chairman (India’s Security Regulator) among others.

Atul started his career with McKinsey and Company. Prior to joining Shoolini University, Atul was MD and CEO of Oliver Wyman in India, the world’s leading management consulting firm. He is a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and MBA from JBIMS, Mumbai.

Atul Khosla, MBAFounder, VC, Shoolini University, Advisor, Ankur Capital

Prof. Atul Khosla Founder, Trustee and Vice Chancellor at Shoolini University
(www.shooliniuniversity.com), Solan, Himachal Pradesh – India’s leading research centric
private university. Atul has been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years and he has founded and led multiple startups.

Atul founded Everest Group’s businesses in India and Asia in 2003-2006; subsequently he
moved to Switzerland where he helped build a-connect ag. into a global consulting business; Atul then moved back to India in 2008 and founded Oliver Wyman’s India and Asia business. Atul has recently co-founded Aaddoo – an edutech startup based out of Chandigarh, India.

Atul also advises several Indian and global organisations on issues of strategy and innovation– he is/ has been Independent Director with Gabriel India, Director with Innohive (a social incubator), Senior Advisor to Ankur Capital (India’s leading social VC fund), Member State HP Council CII and Advisor to SEBI Chairman (India’s Security Regulator) among others.

Atul started his career with McKinsey and Company. Prior to joining Shoolini University, Atul was MD and CEO of Oliver Wyman in India, the world’s leading management consulting firm. He is a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and MBA from JBIMS, Mumbai.

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Belinda Tsao Nivaggioli, Ph.D.Managing Partner, CN Partners, Board, Fe Pharmaceuticals

Belinda Tsao Nivaggioli, Ph.D. started her career at Gillette and then Oral-B developing consumer products, such as antimicrobial in Mach 3 blades and Satin Floss. She joined Avicena Group and became CEO having raised more than $160M NIH funding for neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Huntington and Parkinson's), moving the programs from Phase I to III and then successfully licensed the programs to Marathon Pharma. She was also CEO of Peninsula Skincare labs, a dermaceutical company which was a spin off from Avicena and partnered the product lines with several overseas pharmaceutical companies, including More Pharma. She started collaborations with Estee Lauder and Avicena in 2000 and continues to supply a specialty ingredient to Estee Lauder Companies, including lines sucha Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aveda, Bumble+Bumble, Dauphin. She was CEO of QuRetino, a dermatology company that developed drugs for acne vulgaris, as the lead indication. The drug came out of Syntex/Roche. She led the company through end of Phase I. Recently she founded CN Partners, LLC which is a fund, investing in a broad range of healthcare and high tech companies. The portfolios include siRNA technology, transdermal delivery, wireless arthroscopic device to vertical farming. She received her A.B.(Hons) in Chemistry from Oberlin College, M.Sc. And Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from University of Toronto and Post doctorate from MIT.

Belinda Tsao Nivaggioli, Ph.D.Managing Partner, CN Partners, Board, Fe Pharmaceuticals

Belinda Tsao Nivaggioli, Ph.D. started her career at Gillette and then Oral-B developing consumer products, such as antimicrobial in Mach 3 blades and Satin Floss. She joined Avicena Group and became CEO having raised more than $160M NIH funding for neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Huntington and Parkinson's), moving the programs from Phase I to III and then successfully licensed the programs to Marathon Pharma. She was also CEO of Peninsula Skincare labs, a dermaceutical company which was a spin off from Avicena and partnered the product lines with several overseas pharmaceutical companies, including More Pharma. She started collaborations with Estee Lauder and Avicena in 2000 and continues to supply a specialty ingredient to Estee Lauder Companies, including lines sucha Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aveda, Bumble+Bumble, Dauphin. She was CEO of QuRetino, a dermatology company that developed drugs for acne vulgaris, as the lead indication. The drug came out of Syntex/Roche. She led the company through end of Phase I. Recently she founded CN Partners, LLC which is a fund, investing in a broad range of healthcare and high tech companies. The portfolios include siRNA technology, transdermal delivery, wireless arthroscopic device to vertical farming. She received her A.B.(Hons) in Chemistry from Oberlin College, M.Sc. And Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from University of Toronto and Post doctorate from MIT.

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Amit BansalFounder, CEO, Diya Health Inc.

Amit is an experienced software engineer who has led large organizations that develop and deploy SaaS products. His record of achievements includes innovations, expansion, and profitability. As CEO, Amit serves as the company’s lead communicatory, fundraiser, and talent recruiter. Amit directs the company’s efforts to achieve a clear vision of healthcare system improvement.

Amit BansalFounder, CEO, Diya Health Inc.

Amit is an experienced software engineer who has led large organizations that develop and deploy SaaS products. His record of achievements includes innovations, expansion, and profitability. As CEO, Amit serves as the company’s lead communicatory, fundraiser, and talent recruiter. Amit directs the company’s efforts to achieve a clear vision of healthcare system improvement.

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Bill Reichert, MBAPartner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Bill Reichert is a Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures, managing investments in the US from the Silicon Valley headquarters. He has helped manage Pegasus investments in AI, robotics, quantum computing, neuromorphics, space, and other sectors. He is also the Chief Evangelist for Startup World Cup, a platform that connects and supports startup ecosystems all over the world.

Bill started his investment career as the co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, and has served on the boards of many startups. He also has several years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and operating executive. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology companies, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, Bill worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. He has authored many articles and delivered many speeches on entrepreneurship, venture capital, innovation, and other topics.​

Bill holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught Venture Finance. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and is a former Chairman of the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. He is a Beachheads Advisor for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, and is also an Advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab, Nordic Innovation House, and the Korea Innovation Center.

Bill Reichert, MBAPartner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Bill Reichert is a Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures, managing investments in the US from the Silicon Valley headquarters. He has helped manage Pegasus investments in AI, robotics, quantum computing, neuromorphics, space, and other sectors. He is also the Chief Evangelist for Startup World Cup, a platform that connects and supports startup ecosystems all over the world.

Bill started his investment career as the co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, and has served on the boards of many startups. He also has several years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and operating executive. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology companies, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, Bill worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. He has authored many articles and delivered many speeches on entrepreneurship, venture capital, innovation, and other topics.​

Bill holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught Venture Finance. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and is a former Chairman of the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. He is a Beachheads Advisor for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, and is also an Advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab, Nordic Innovation House, and the Korea Innovation Center.

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Helene ServillonFounding Partner. JourneyOne Ventures

Helene Servillon has been an investor, advisor, and cannabis advocate since 2017. She’s a partner at JourneyOne, an early stage focused cannabis venture fund based in California and a partner at Greater Holding Company, a strategic advisory firm that builds and scales cannabis and hemp consumer brands in the US and Canada through state expansion and licensing. Her team has worked for notable consumer brands in and outside the cannabis industry such as Old Pal, Grupo Flor, Casper, Snapchat, PUMA, and Reebok.

Outside of cannabis, Servillon is on the advisory board for the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship, and a member of All Raise, Women in Venture Capital, and Declare. She splits her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Helene ServillonFounding Partner. JourneyOne Ventures

Helene Servillon has been an investor, advisor, and cannabis advocate since 2017. She’s a partner at JourneyOne, an early stage focused cannabis venture fund based in California and a partner at Greater Holding Company, a strategic advisory firm that builds and scales cannabis and hemp consumer brands in the US and Canada through state expansion and licensing. Her team has worked for notable consumer brands in and outside the cannabis industry such as Old Pal, Grupo Flor, Casper, Snapchat, PUMA, and Reebok.

Outside of cannabis, Servillon is on the advisory board for the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship, and a member of All Raise, Women in Venture Capital, and Declare. She splits her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Satya Brata DasSenior Fellow, The Digital Economist

Satya Brata Das is a Canadian writer. He makes his living as a strategist and policy guru.

Satya advised on more than 50 major files for the governments of Canada, Alberta, and municipalities. His private sector advice ranges from start-ups to listed firms.
Building on a distinguished career in journalism in the last quarter of the 20th century, Satya launched his advisory firm Cambridge Strategies Inc. at the turn of the millennium.

In the 2010s, he limited his practice to endeavours that enhance the Common Good, with a specific focus on change agents and disruptors committed to making a difference. This path includes ground-breaking enterprises in human-centred digital technology ( baune.ca) and Controlled Environment Agriculture using advanced aeroponic technology (aerorganics.ca).

His books include Dispatches from a Borderless World (1999); The Best Country: Why Canada Will Lead the Future (2002), followed Green Oil: Clean Energy for the 21st Century? (2009). His 2019 work of literary non-fiction, Us, offers a path out of the politics of division and fear to a future that works for us all. www.usthebook.us
Satya’s volunteer work is deeply informed with a lifelong commitment to human rights as a way of life, and the principles of human dignity espoused by M.K. Gandhi.

Satya Brata DasSenior Fellow, The Digital Economist

Satya Brata Das is a Canadian writer. He makes his living as a strategist and policy guru.

Satya advised on more than 50 major files for the governments of Canada, Alberta, and municipalities. His private sector advice ranges from start-ups to listed firms.
Building on a distinguished career in journalism in the last quarter of the 20th century, Satya launched his advisory firm Cambridge Strategies Inc. at the turn of the millennium.

In the 2010s, he limited his practice to endeavours that enhance the Common Good, with a specific focus on change agents and disruptors committed to making a difference. This path includes ground-breaking enterprises in human-centred digital technology ( baune.ca) and Controlled Environment Agriculture using advanced aeroponic technology (aerorganics.ca).

His books include Dispatches from a Borderless World (1999); The Best Country: Why Canada Will Lead the Future (2002), followed Green Oil: Clean Energy for the 21st Century? (2009). His 2019 work of literary non-fiction, Us, offers a path out of the politics of division and fear to a future that works for us all. www.usthebook.us
Satya’s volunteer work is deeply informed with a lifelong commitment to human rights as a way of life, and the principles of human dignity espoused by M.K. Gandhi.

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Subhadra Dravida, PhDFounder, CEO, Transcell Biologics

S Dravida PhD Founder CEO of Transcell group leads their product portfolio (TRANSTOXBIO) www.transtoxbio.com that has all new league of human surrogate in vitro systems developed with innate powers to predict human specific safety and efficacy of drug/vaccine/cosmetics in a humane manner.

A technocrat by practice with 15+ yr of credible domain specific proficiency, she is on a mission to offer Safety Efficacy Testing as a Solution through TRANSTOXBIO to the global Pharma and Biopharma Industry while NeuroSAFE is their non-animal, cruelty free workstation solution based next gen strategy to test predict vaccine induced Neurovirulence/Neurotoxicity like safety related risks (as quality control check point in the batch wise production) in the vaccinated population. NeuroSAFE is jointly developed by combining Transcell’s human induced pluripotent stem cell technology with Wipro’s Robotic process automation embedded with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning tools in the digital platform and is destined to democratize vaccine Neurovirulence testing approach in the industrial process.

Subhadra Dravida, PhDFounder, CEO, Transcell Biologics

S Dravida PhD Founder CEO of Transcell group leads their product portfolio (TRANSTOXBIO) www.transtoxbio.com that has all new league of human surrogate in vitro systems developed with innate powers to predict human specific safety and efficacy of drug/vaccine/cosmetics in a humane manner.

A technocrat by practice with 15+ yr of credible domain specific proficiency, she is on a mission to offer Safety Efficacy Testing as a Solution through TRANSTOXBIO to the global Pharma and Biopharma Industry while NeuroSAFE is their non-animal, cruelty free workstation solution based next gen strategy to test predict vaccine induced Neurovirulence/Neurotoxicity like safety related risks (as quality control check point in the batch wise production) in the vaccinated population. NeuroSAFE is jointly developed by combining Transcell’s human induced pluripotent stem cell technology with Wipro’s Robotic process automation embedded with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning tools in the digital platform and is destined to democratize vaccine Neurovirulence testing approach in the industrial process.

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Nikhil KureleCo-founder, CEO, Noccarc

Nikhil Kurele is the cofounder & CEO of Noccarc- a leading startup developing &
manufacturing innovative MedTech products for the healthcare industry. He has been
featured in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, 2020.
Nikhil is an alumni of IIT Kanpur and has pursued B. Tech degree specializing in Mechanical Engineering. He had keen interest in Ground Robotics and Machine Design. After graduating

in 2016, Nikhil worked as Design Engineer at Bajaj Auto in robotics and automation division. Nikhil, for his exceptional contribution towards the steep growth of Noccarc has been recognized and awarded on many platforms. He has been awarded with the prestigious INAE Young Innovator and Entrepreneur Award 2021 by Indian National Academy of Engineering
(INAE) and the Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award 2020 by IIT Kharagpur.
Under his leadership, Noccarc has been recognized as Winner- National Award for Technology
Startup 2021, Winner- IISF National Startup Award under Ventilators & Other Medical
Equipment Theme, Winner- 11th Aegis Graham Bell Awards, Innovative Medical Equipment Category, Winner- CIF Canada India Healthcare Innovation Awards 2021, Marico Innovation
Foundation Innovate to beat award 2020, ISGF Smart Startup of the year 2020 and Upstart eSummit-2017.

Before starting Noccarc, Nikhil has won Innovation and Manufacturing Practices (IMP), INAE Award’14. He was associated with SAE IIT Kanpur for 3 years where he was involved in design and development of full-scale race cars. He also served as an advisor to the Science and Technology Council IIT Kanpur.

Nikhil KureleCo-founder, CEO, Noccarc

Nikhil Kurele is the cofounder & CEO of Noccarc- a leading startup developing &
manufacturing innovative MedTech products for the healthcare industry. He has been
featured in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, 2020.
Nikhil is an alumni of IIT Kanpur and has pursued B. Tech degree specializing in Mechanical Engineering. He had keen interest in Ground Robotics and Machine Design. After graduating

in 2016, Nikhil worked as Design Engineer at Bajaj Auto in robotics and automation division. Nikhil, for his exceptional contribution towards the steep growth of Noccarc has been recognized and awarded on many platforms. He has been awarded with the prestigious INAE Young Innovator and Entrepreneur Award 2021 by Indian National Academy of Engineering
(INAE) and the Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award 2020 by IIT Kharagpur.
Under his leadership, Noccarc has been recognized as Winner- National Award for Technology
Startup 2021, Winner- IISF National Startup Award under Ventilators & Other Medical
Equipment Theme, Winner- 11th Aegis Graham Bell Awards, Innovative Medical Equipment Category, Winner- CIF Canada India Healthcare Innovation Awards 2021, Marico Innovation
Foundation Innovate to beat award 2020, ISGF Smart Startup of the year 2020 and Upstart eSummit-2017.

Before starting Noccarc, Nikhil has won Innovation and Manufacturing Practices (IMP), INAE Award’14. He was associated with SAE IIT Kanpur for 3 years where he was involved in design and development of full-scale race cars. He also served as an advisor to the Science and Technology Council IIT Kanpur.

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Rhonda Alexander, M.Phil.Co-founder, CEO, Fluttr

Rhonda is a strategic thinker, advisor, board member, networker/connector,
business developer and relationship builder with a proven track record
internationally. With experience in fundraising, international development,
technology, healthcare, HR and working with start-ups, she is a fierce
advocate for female leaders and entrepreneurs and for global equality.
Rhonda is a native New Yorker based in Central London since she
completed her master’s in Politics and Economics of Development at the
University of Cambridge. Throughout her career bringing together global
chief executive officers, prominent political and academic figures and
business leaders she has actively driven integration of a diversity and
inclusion agenda, yielding healthier and happier work environments and a
positive impact on the bottom line.
She facilitated the founding of The WealthiHer Network to drive the
financial empowerment and advancement of women and serves as the Advisory Chair establishing the She’s That Woman Foundation driving
female acknowledgment and accelerating change for the betterment of society as a whole.
Rhonda joined the Ethical Social Group as a Non-Executive Director and is
the CEO of their dating app Fluttr to launch in the Autumn. The mission of
the Ethical Social Group is to disrupt the status quo of social media forever
and build a portfolio of social platforms for good, with full biometric
identity verification required for all. Fluttr is reinventing online dating as
the Game Changing Dating App where there can be no fake profiles
and where one can play, have fun and enjoy finding authentic connections
in a protected space.

Rhonda Alexander, M.Phil.Co-founder, CEO, Fluttr

Rhonda is a strategic thinker, advisor, board member, networker/connector,
business developer and relationship builder with a proven track record
internationally. With experience in fundraising, international development,
technology, healthcare, HR and working with start-ups, she is a fierce
advocate for female leaders and entrepreneurs and for global equality.
Rhonda is a native New Yorker based in Central London since she
completed her master’s in Politics and Economics of Development at the
University of Cambridge. Throughout her career bringing together global
chief executive officers, prominent political and academic figures and
business leaders she has actively driven integration of a diversity and
inclusion agenda, yielding healthier and happier work environments and a
positive impact on the bottom line.
She facilitated the founding of The WealthiHer Network to drive the
financial empowerment and advancement of women and serves as the Advisory Chair establishing the She’s That Woman Foundation driving
female acknowledgment and accelerating change for the betterment of society as a whole.
Rhonda joined the Ethical Social Group as a Non-Executive Director and is
the CEO of their dating app Fluttr to launch in the Autumn. The mission of
the Ethical Social Group is to disrupt the status quo of social media forever
and build a portfolio of social platforms for good, with full biometric
identity verification required for all. Fluttr is reinventing online dating as
the Game Changing Dating App where there can be no fake profiles
and where one can play, have fun and enjoy finding authentic connections
in a protected space.

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Mark BagnallChief Executive, Phenomix Sciences

Over 20 years building biotechnology, healthcare and life science companies as an executive, a board member and an investor. Recent investments include Sobre Mesa, Oakland's famed Afro-Latin bar founded by Chef Nelson German.

Mark BagnallChief Executive, Phenomix Sciences

Over 20 years building biotechnology, healthcare and life science companies as an executive, a board member and an investor. Recent investments include Sobre Mesa, Oakland's famed Afro-Latin bar founded by Chef Nelson German.

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Uli K. Chettipally, MD.Founder and CEO, SIRICA Therapeutics, Founder, InnovatorMD

Dr. Uli K. Chettipally is an award-winning researcher, public speaker, and pioneering physician specializing in healthcare technology and innovation consulting. He is the Founder and President of InnovatorMD: the world's largest physician innovation company devoted to globally advancing solutions that revolutionize patient care.

As an investor, researcher, mentor, and advisor, Dr. Uli K. Chettipally draws upon his groundbreaking successes to help promising startups and leading companies integrate intelligent and futuristic products and ideas, scale, strategize and adapt to changing priorities and complex regulations, solve problems, and pursue opportunities across both healthcare and technology sectors.

As a result of his work with CREST Network in developing a clinical decision support platform, Dr. Uli Chettipally earned the Pioneer award for innovation from Kaiser Permanente. He also received the Morris F. Collen award, for his research with his team from The Permanente Medical Group. In addition to that, Dr. Chettipally has participated in the White House Champions of Change in Precision Medicine: providing input regarding the digital transformation of healthcare in the United States.

Dr. Uli K. Chettipally also serves as the President of the San Mateo County Medical Association and he devotes a considerable amount of time serving at the community level. His most recent book, "Punish The Machine―The Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare" explains how AI technology can be used to decrease the burden on physicians, improve the quality of patient care, and decrease the cost for payers.

Uli K. Chettipally, MD.Founder and CEO, SIRICA Therapeutics, Founder, InnovatorMD

Dr. Uli K. Chettipally is an award-winning researcher, public speaker, and pioneering physician specializing in healthcare technology and innovation consulting. He is the Founder and President of InnovatorMD: the world's largest physician innovation company devoted to globally advancing solutions that revolutionize patient care.

As an investor, researcher, mentor, and advisor, Dr. Uli K. Chettipally draws upon his groundbreaking successes to help promising startups and leading companies integrate intelligent and futuristic products and ideas, scale, strategize and adapt to changing priorities and complex regulations, solve problems, and pursue opportunities across both healthcare and technology sectors.

As a result of his work with CREST Network in developing a clinical decision support platform, Dr. Uli Chettipally earned the Pioneer award for innovation from Kaiser Permanente. He also received the Morris F. Collen award, for his research with his team from The Permanente Medical Group. In addition to that, Dr. Chettipally has participated in the White House Champions of Change in Precision Medicine: providing input regarding the digital transformation of healthcare in the United States.

Dr. Uli K. Chettipally also serves as the President of the San Mateo County Medical Association and he devotes a considerable amount of time serving at the community level. His most recent book, "Punish The Machine―The Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare" explains how AI technology can be used to decrease the burden on physicians, improve the quality of patient care, and decrease the cost for payers.

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Sreekanth Venkat, PhDHead, Sustainability Advisory, The Digital Economist

Dr. Venkataraman heads the Sustainability Advisory at The Digital Economist and is an economist focusing on renewable energy and climate change over the past 20 years. Apart from his role at The Digital Economist, Dr. Venkataraman is also currently involved in working with the US Federal agencies on issues of climate and energy resiliency. In addition to his work in energy and climate change sectors over the last couple of decades, Dr. Venkataraman has strong experience working with the startup ecosystems where one of his noteworthy achievements includes launching the Technical Business Incubator at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. His portfolio also includes more than 20 consulting studies and other publications, including in professional journals

Sreekanth Venkat, PhDHead, Sustainability Advisory, The Digital Economist

Dr. Venkataraman heads the Sustainability Advisory at The Digital Economist and is an economist focusing on renewable energy and climate change over the past 20 years. Apart from his role at The Digital Economist, Dr. Venkataraman is also currently involved in working with the US Federal agencies on issues of climate and energy resiliency. In addition to his work in energy and climate change sectors over the last couple of decades, Dr. Venkataraman has strong experience working with the startup ecosystems where one of his noteworthy achievements includes launching the Technical Business Incubator at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. His portfolio also includes more than 20 consulting studies and other publications, including in professional journals

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Marco ZammarelliExecutive Director at Avaluglobal Investments Inc.

Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Skilled in Corporate Bodies, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Management and Teamwork. Strong business development professional graduated from University of Technology, Sydney & Australian College of Physical Education.

Marco ZammarelliExecutive Director at Avaluglobal Investments Inc.

Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Skilled in Corporate Bodies, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Management and Teamwork. Strong business development professional graduated from University of Technology, Sydney & Australian College of Physical Education.

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Dana Corriel, MDFounder & CEO SoMeDocs: Doctors on Social Media

Dana Corriel, MD, is a CEO & advisor to digital startups & brands needing to stand out in the digital space. Her “special sauce” skills include website design that enhances user experience, stand-out social content created rapidly for competitive growth, & community building strategies. She adds particular value to startups in the health & healthcare space, having practiced medicine as a board-certified internist & being an active player & pioneer in the healthcare digital revolution.

Dr. Corriel is the founder & CEO of SoMeDocs, LLC, which she is growing as an online platform - at DoctorsonSocialMedia.com - for connecting the public with unique health expert work; physicians’ in particular. Her venture functions as a mix of accelerator, media outlet, & connection marketplace, where “medical brains” can learn, network, get showcased, and grow.

Dana Corriel, MDFounder & CEO SoMeDocs: Doctors on Social Media

Dana Corriel, MD, is a CEO & advisor to digital startups & brands needing to stand out in the digital space. Her “special sauce” skills include website design that enhances user experience, stand-out social content created rapidly for competitive growth, & community building strategies. She adds particular value to startups in the health & healthcare space, having practiced medicine as a board-certified internist & being an active player & pioneer in the healthcare digital revolution.

Dr. Corriel is the founder & CEO of SoMeDocs, LLC, which she is growing as an online platform - at DoctorsonSocialMedia.com - for connecting the public with unique health expert work; physicians’ in particular. Her venture functions as a mix of accelerator, media outlet, & connection marketplace, where “medical brains” can learn, network, get showcased, and grow.

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Kevin BrooksCEO, Conception Nurseries

As the former CEO of both Cookies Management and Connected Cannabis, Kevin Brooks recognized early-on that plant health was the largest vulnerability in the cannabis supply chain.

His experience building one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in California as they successfully developed some of the most well-known, super-premium cannabis products on the market, led him to form Conception Nurseries. Conception is the only company in California capable of offering commercial-scale tissue culture to the cannabis industry. In addition to their own extensive catalog of cultivar clones, Conception also offers remediation, cold storage and exclusive production services.

Kevin’s history of leadership and successful exits in the highly regulated technology space have fueled the success of Sacramento-based Conception Nurseries. Recent notable milestones include:
Recipient of the Ready to Invest™ award at The Arcview Group‘s inaugural Investor Intelligence Conference.
Selected as exclusive nursery for COOKIES Fam Genetics for California and Oregon markets $15M raised in 15 months between seed and Series A funding rounds; over $25M raised since inception in 2019.

Kevin BrooksCEO, Conception Nurseries

As the former CEO of both Cookies Management and Connected Cannabis, Kevin Brooks recognized early-on that plant health was the largest vulnerability in the cannabis supply chain.

His experience building one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in California as they successfully developed some of the most well-known, super-premium cannabis products on the market, led him to form Conception Nurseries. Conception is the only company in California capable of offering commercial-scale tissue culture to the cannabis industry. In addition to their own extensive catalog of cultivar clones, Conception also offers remediation, cold storage and exclusive production services.

Kevin’s history of leadership and successful exits in the highly regulated technology space have fueled the success of Sacramento-based Conception Nurseries. Recent notable milestones include:
Recipient of the Ready to Invest™ award at The Arcview Group‘s inaugural Investor Intelligence Conference.
Selected as exclusive nursery for COOKIES Fam Genetics for California and Oregon markets $15M raised in 15 months between seed and Series A funding rounds; over $25M raised since inception in 2019.

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Tripti S. Somani, MSFounder, Womennovator

Everyone knows me by the myriad of roles I play- a Daughter, Wife, Mother, CEO and so on…

But, I like to call myself a ‘Success Coach’ as that pretty much sums up all my roles, my goals and my aspirations. That is what I thrive on.. That is what I strive for the most- Success! This Success is not for me alone, but for all those people that I work, support and associate with. Be it my family, my company or several other initiatives that I work on. I naturally succeed when all these people succeed and this is the real me. Me, behind all the tags and the glorious positions I proudly hold.

A Chartered Accountant and Post graduate in law with over 16 years of progressive experience in profit and non-profit organizations both large and SMEs including business and financial advisory for various organizations such as PwC, Grant Thornton (GT) & World Bank. Very early on in my career I got exposed to various multi – national, foreign and domestic companies spread over a range of industries and have been involved in several cross border transactions, both outbound and inbound, on behalf of strategic and financial investors.

A natural Networker, I believe- ‘Success knows no shortcuts’ and I am passionate about coaching the young Entrepreneurs on their journey. If you are an aspirational Entrepreneur and want to utilize the needed support join our incubation & acceleration Programs available for you @ KGS Advisors. I coach Entrepreneurs @ SMEs, MSMEs & Women run businesses wherein I empower these Entrepreneurs with a strong eco-system integrated with Finance, Strategy, Governance, Market Validation and even Fund Raising Assistance.

A popular TEDxSpeaker, a writer, I contribute to reputed industry events and influence the policymakers to bring about a change in the govt. policies to support the young Entrepreneurs. Please feel free to reach out to me and until then the one message I have for you is – ‘Dream the impossible, see the unknown & achieve greatness’.

Tripti S. Somani, MSFounder, Womennovator

Everyone knows me by the myriad of roles I play- a Daughter, Wife, Mother, CEO and so on…

But, I like to call myself a ‘Success Coach’ as that pretty much sums up all my roles, my goals and my aspirations. That is what I thrive on.. That is what I strive for the most- Success! This Success is not for me alone, but for all those people that I work, support and associate with. Be it my family, my company or several other initiatives that I work on. I naturally succeed when all these people succeed and this is the real me. Me, behind all the tags and the glorious positions I proudly hold.

A Chartered Accountant and Post graduate in law with over 16 years of progressive experience in profit and non-profit organizations both large and SMEs including business and financial advisory for various organizations such as PwC, Grant Thornton (GT) & World Bank. Very early on in my career I got exposed to various multi – national, foreign and domestic companies spread over a range of industries and have been involved in several cross border transactions, both outbound and inbound, on behalf of strategic and financial investors.

A natural Networker, I believe- ‘Success knows no shortcuts’ and I am passionate about coaching the young Entrepreneurs on their journey. If you are an aspirational Entrepreneur and want to utilize the needed support join our incubation & acceleration Programs available for you @ KGS Advisors. I coach Entrepreneurs @ SMEs, MSMEs & Women run businesses wherein I empower these Entrepreneurs with a strong eco-system integrated with Finance, Strategy, Governance, Market Validation and even Fund Raising Assistance.

A popular TEDxSpeaker, a writer, I contribute to reputed industry events and influence the policymakers to bring about a change in the govt. policies to support the young Entrepreneurs. Please feel free to reach out to me and until then the one message I have for you is – ‘Dream the impossible, see the unknown & achieve greatness’.

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Mohan Uttawar, MSFounder, CEO, iNDX.Ai

Mohan Uttarwar is the co-founder and CEO of iNDX.AI, a silicon valley based Healthcare Informatics Company focusing on Translation Research in Oncology using AI/ML/NLP technologies. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in successfully founding, establishing and exiting high-tech and Biotech start-ups in Silicon Valley, raising over $50M in funding and generating over $500M in shareholder value. He is an Angel Investor & serves on the BOD of Hemex Health, a very innovative point of care Malaria & Sickle cell Diagnostics Company. Mohan has joined Stanford University Medical School as a Research Scholar to work on developing new Socio-Economic business models that leverage innovation in affordable medical technology and transform the Health Care at the bottom of the pyramid in developing world, touching Billion Lives and creating Millions of jobs at the Micro & Macro levels. Mohan was the cofounder and CEO of iNDx LifeCare, next generation Point of Care Company, Oncomdx, an innovative Cancer Diagnostics company, which specialized, in integrated diagnostics (acquired by Core Diagnostics 2013). Mohan was the cofounder and CEO of BioImagene, a pioneer in Digital Pathology that was acquired by Roche in 2010 for $100M. He was the co-founder and CEO of Roamware Inc., a leading wireless roaming software company