Rajdeep Sardesai (Chief Editor of IBN18)
Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai serves as Chief Editor of IBN18 Broadcast Ltd.He also serves as Editor-in-Chief at Jagran TV Private Limited, where he is exclusively responsible in respect of all matters pertaining to the editorial policy and content of the channels operated by it. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief and Anchor of CNN IBN. . He served as an Additional Director of Television Eighteen India Ltd. since August 2, 2005.
He has won numerous awards including the "News Anchor of the Year" for the three consecutive years ending 2006 at the Hero Honda India Television Academy Awards and "Best TV News Anchor" at the India News Television Awards 2008. In 2008, he was awarded the Padma Shri. He won the Journalist of the Year award and received the Best News Anchor Award organized by the www.lndiantelevision.com portal. Mr. Sardesai holds an LL.B and a master's degree in law from Oxford University.
Pearl Uppal (CEO and Co-Founder Fashionandyou.com)
Pearl Uppal launched 5ideas.in , aimed at fueling the tech startup ecosystem in India. Pearl has been involved closely with shaping the Indian Internet industry and has been at the forefront of digital media and commerce evolution in India with experience at premier companies like Yahoo!, Rediff.com and Fashionandyou.com.
She was the co-founder and CEO at Fashion And You, India's leader in online fashion retail. Fashion And You under her leadership became the fastest growing online private sales company and the top online fashion retailer in India.
Prior to Fashion and You, Pearl was heading the advertising business for Yahoo! India. In her 7 years at Yahoo! she played an instrumental role in charting Yahoo!'s leadership in display advertising in India.
She has a Masters degree from IIT Delhi (MBA in technology management) & a BE from Delhi College of Engineering.
Suhas Gopinath (CEO & President, Globals)
Suhas Gopinath now aged 26, a resident of Bangalore and hails from a middle class family, where his father was a defense scientist with the Indian Armed Forces. At the age of 14 he was recognized as the world’s youngest Professional Web developer through his project coolhindustan.com. Mr. Gopinath was very assertive to be an entrepreneur and wanted to encourage the youth, he setup Globals in the year 2000 from an internet shop and has drastically scaled up Globals as one of the fastest growing Technology companies focused in Education, as featured in The Economist.
At the age of 16 was recognized as the world’s youngest entrepreneur in by CNBC and eN Business, Canada.In the year 2005, he became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Rajyotsava Award conferred on him by the State Government of Karnataka.In 2008, the prestigious World Economic Forum announced Suhas as one of the “Young Global Leaders” and he became the youngest member ever in the World Economic Forum’s history.
Dr. Anurupa Roy (CEO, Meditour-India)
A doctor by profession and Researcher at IIM Calutta and University Of Amsterdam, Anurupa is the Founder, CEO of Meditour-India. She is one of the youngest Healthcare writer for international newspapers like The Telegraph from Netherlands and several Indian dailies including The Indian Express , Deccan Chonicle and Indian magazines from the India Today Group. Her startup meditour has partnered with corporate firms like Fortis ,Narayan Hrudayalay. A prolific social worker in Netherlands and India Dr. Anurupa is author of various health education books for Government of India.
Raju Narayana Swamy (Commissioner ,Civil Supplies)
Presently the commissioner of civil supplies in Kerela, Mr. Swamy is himself a graduate in computer science from IIT Madras and first rank holder in GATE and IAS exams. He has earned many accords as he hit against the political-bureaucrat-media-corruption nexus in India. He gained vast popularity as he unearthed illegal land dealings involving the son and daughter of the then public works Minister T. U. Kuruvilla who had to resign over the issue.
What will you do when you have a brilliant computer career anywhere in the world you choose with the backing of several advanced technical papers too published in international journals to your credit?
When you are powerless to do anything for the people, why should you waste your life as the Co-Ordinator for a Schools Programme?
Perhaps it is because he feels that he owes to the country who brought him up and because he wanted to prevent the misuse of the money.
Pradeep Gupta (Chairman and MD of CyberMedia, India)
Pradeep Gupta is the chairman and managing director of CyberMedia, India’s leading specialty media house and a public company with an ICT focus. He has received national awards for his championship of the disabled, and alumni awards for entrepreneurship. He is also an Angel investor