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Theme: A Tryst with Destiny - A story of Young India

This event occurred on
December 2, 2012
1:00pm - 7:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Hyderabad, AP

India grows young by the day. Possessing the largest working force in the world is the giant poised to take a leap.

NIFT Auditorium
NIFT, Opp-Hitech City
Madhapur, Hyderabad-500081
Hyderabad, AP, 500081
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Rudra Matsa

A graduate of Heart Animation Academy, Rudra started his career in character animation. In 2010 Rudra Produced 90 minute animation title Pandavas 5-P5 in broadcast partnership with Disney/Buena Vista International, currently airing on Disney Networks- Disney XD and Hungama TV. With a mix of solid expertise in IP/product development and powerful market intelligence, he inked deals with Disney/BVI and Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Which operates brands like Cartoon Network, Pogo, CNN and WB channels in India. He played a pivotal role in introducing exciting new style- “Indian Anime”

Kinnera Murthy

Dr Kinnera Murthy has a Doctorate in Corporate Strategy from University of Poona, MBA from Osmania University and BSc from BITS, Pilani. She was a ‘Queen Elizabeth Visiting Fellow’ at Oxford University and a ‘Distinguished Visiting Fellow’ at Texas A & M University. She was trained in Industrial Management at RVB, the Netherlands and in Strategic Management from APO Japan. Dr Kinnera Murthy has over 3 decades of rich and varied experience in management consulting and training senior level executives

Satish Chukkapalli

Satish Chukkapalli handles two diverse roles. In his corporate avatar, he is the director of the real estate firm Phoenix Group. The other side to Satish, as a co-founder of Zameen Organic Pvt Ltd, speaks of his risk-taking entrepreneurial skills in a segment where profits are tough to come by. We call him risk-taker since it's not often that entrepreneurs want to work with farmers to produce organic cotton in a nation like India.

Sai krishna Rao

Mr Rao is a man of multitude talents spanning across Business,Law and Public advocacy. He was the 1st chairman of National Integration Committee, student member of National Adult Education Committee, Chairman of Osmania Universities student Union. Over the Years he held multiple posts across the public spectrum. He helped lay the foundations of environmentalism as the first pollution control Chairman of MCH and as a general secretary A.P Mini power plants Association. Over the last 10 years he has concentrated his efforts in the courts of law fighting for minorities

Gunaranjan P S

Gunaranjan is the Founder of United Care Development Services, also know an UC( UC is a Philanthropy Exchange which provides a wider giving platform through the Four Donation For Development (Chaar Daan, Chaar Dhaam) initiative, which invites contributions in the form of 1.Volunteering(Shram Daan), 2.In Kind Donations(Vastu Daan), 3.Waste Donations (Kachra Daan) and 4.Financial(PostPay) Donations(Dhan Daan). UC’s objective is to generate Resources for Result oriented social work, in the areas of Education, Health and Environment. UC was founded in June, 2009 and Gunaranjan is a fulltime volunteer with UC. Prior to UC, Gunaranjan worked for 7 years with BASIX (, a well-known development finance institution. At BASIX, he led the company’s micro-insurance vertical and also headed its operations for the North-Eastern states. Gunaranjan completed his MSc(Physics) and MBA in the year 2002 from the Sri Sathya Sai University at Puttaparthi.

Balaji Utla

, President – Corporate Sustainability, Piramal Enterprises Limited and CEO of HMRI, is a doctorate in Management. His 28 years of experience spans in areas of learning, organization development & strategy and CSR. He is also the member of the CII Healthcare Panel in Andhra Pradesh. He is currently the CEO of Health Management and Research Institute (HMRI). He was leading the Satyam Foundation, a not for profit foundation initiated by Satyam Computer Services Limited (now Mahindra Satyam). Under Dr. Utla’s leadership, Satyam received the Corporate Citizen Award from FICCI in 2006 and the TERI award in 2007. For over a decade (1993-2004) Dr. Utla was associated with Satyam Computers Services. Some of his key achievements have been: • During 2003-04 Dr. Utla was the Head of Strategy and Organization Development during the period. He led the effort to bring a common language and culture and energize the associates of Satyam. • Founder of the Satyam Learning Center (SLC) the corporate university of Satyam. The SLC is the one-stop-shop for all formal learning needs of the organization. • Created and implemented interventions to increase the leadership bandwidth within Satyam through a Leadership Development Process called the BLP (Business Leadership Process). Further, he worked as associate professor in the Department of Business Management, Osmania University between1984-1993.

Aditya K V

K. V. Aditya is a communications consultant, who has worked with Branding and Public relations consultancies. His verticals of specialization in branding include the domains of Telecom, Technology, Finance. He is an ardent student of Economics and Consumer behavior and has created a management model for business process excellence based on Gandhi's life, Since a few years, Aditya has been working closely with the field of digital communications and has been fostering numerous start-ups. A person whose career has been spent in handling multiple crisis gives a different perspective to fair weather businesses. He is an international debater who has endorsed Gandhian thought to be the missing catalyst in corporate strategy.

Adi Babu

Adi Babu is a teacher by choice. He has been working for T.I.M.E. Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad for twelve years now. His hobbies are teaching,reading and blogging. He is also the founder of Linguaphiles, a Non-Profit Organization, which promotes both Telugu and English language.

Narasimha Rao

Mr.Narasimha Rao is Cofounder of Kaizen Skill Development Pvt. Ltd. As CEO of ObjectOne, he led (Internet Movie, Internet Radio, e-Magazineand website) providing information and entertainment to worldwide Telugu people. Earlier, he was Interim CEO and Head of Business Development at Holomage, which created multimedia content for Product Knowledge Management sector. Prior to that, he was Head of Content Business Development Saraide, where he led Content aggregation and syndication creating mobile and Internet consumer applications. InfoSpace acquired Saraide for about $500 Million. He was part of business development team at Tibco Software and helped launched, an initiative to aggregate, normalize, and syndicate worldwide financial markets Content. He was part of Limbo Mobile, a mobile and Internet based reverse-auction company and contributed to sales activities. He has over 20 years of experience in Training, Skill Development, Internet, Mobile, Enterprise Application Integration, Product Knowledge Management, Operating Systems Software, and Chip Design. He served as Executive Committee Member of Bay Area Telugu Association (USA); Counselor to International Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology IFEST info (USA); Volunteer to Sankara Eye Foundation (USA); and Lead India 2020 Foundation (India). He received B.E. from Osmania University (India), M.S. from Clemson University (USA), and Executive MBA from Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University (USA). He advised and mentored over a dozen startups. He was juror as Product Competition conducted by ITs AP and the state government of Andhra Pradesh. Â Recently he was Consulting MD for Plexus KPO and currently he is a Director at Expert Web Worx and an Advisor at When Rao was leading ObjectOne/TeluguOne as its CEO, he met Mohan, who was leading the Internet Radio initiative. Rao left ObjectOne in Jan 2009 and joined as a fulltime Volunteer to Lead India 2020 Foundation

Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu

Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu hails from Warangal and has a bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly REC Warangal). He is a leading Right to Information (RTI) activist in AP and is presently co-convenor of United Forum for RTI Campaign – AP. He is also on the Annual RTI Awards committee. He has delivered RTI lectures to more than 10000 people across the state of AP (both rural & urban). He is one of the coordinators of National Election Watch (NEW) in AP of ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms) and has been successful in disseminating information about the credentials of candidates contesting in elections. He is the co-founder of a civil society organization BHUMI that works in Hyderabad ( He is now working with students and alumni of reputed educational institutions like NITs to promote awareness on RTI and also to promote transparency and accountability in their working. This initiative is called Asthra. He also lead a study and authored a report on the working of the Andhra Pradesh State Information Commission (APSIC). The report is the first of its kind in the country and is widely appreciated. He has been a guest speaker at various events like Ignite and Pecha Kucha Nights Hyderabad. He won a special Jury award in the first ever Citizen Journalist awards given by CNN IBN for his efforts on finding out the truth on Farmer suicides in AP. He is one of the 22 people across the country to have been awarded. He has also won the inaugural “ S M Basha Memorial Award” for outstanding young social activist. He has also been a panel member on various RTI debates on TV and writes Op-ed pieces on RTI for leading vernacular dailies. He is responsible for some of the landmark RTI stories in the state. His stories have been featured on the front pages in leading regional dailies like Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy and National Dailies like The Hindu & The Times of India. He is a well known analyst on RTI issues in the state and is regularly featured in various English and telugu dailies and TV channels.

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Hyderabad, India