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March 26, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh

All of us have a moment in our life which has a deepening impact on how our future would be shaped. Our theme "Impact" refers to the influence of these critical moments. It also extends to the effect of our work on other's lives. Circumstances in the life of a person define who he/she would grow up to be. Everyone has an impact on other's life in some way or the other. It depends on the attitude, motivation and ambition of the person which decide whether it would turn out to be a boon or bane to the society.
Pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity, art, music and innumerable other fields, "Impact" encourages everyone to have a positive effect on today's society. There have been many people who have sacrificed their lives for the welfare of the society. "Impact" is a tribute to all those benevolent souls which have made our planet a better place to live.

Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Khandwa Road, Simrol
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 453552
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Gauranga Das

Leader at Govardhan Eco Village and Preacher at ISKCON
With an undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the reputed IIT Mumbai, he is leading the Govardhan Eco Village Facilities, Nursery and the Green Buildings Construction(CSEB). He has bagged many awards for GEV by presenting the Symbiotic waste management systems followed in GEV in various reputed conferences like CII, SKOCH and FICCI. He is instrumental in bringing up the new Vedic culture and education center in GEV. He is also currently leading the much awaited Vrindavan Biodiversity project at GEV.

Karan Chitra Deshmukh

Karan Chitra Deshmukh is a percussionist, electronic fusion artiste based in Mumbai. Karan Chitra Deshmukh has established himself as a spokesman for a generation of music that incorporates electronica, dance grooves, and classical Indian sound. He is an artist with a versatility of Indian music, tabla, percussion, and Western drumming -- who plays a unique hybrid East-West drum set up. He's an open- minded musician who improvises rock, electronica, and Indian classical music. A dazzling percussionist, an accessible entertainer.

Mahesh Bhat

Photographer and Film Maker
He has been commissioned by publications from over twenty countries in his career which has spanned over 30 years. His work has spanned a variety of genres such as advertising, interior and architecture, corporate, portraiture, documentary and photojournalism. Along with his professional practice, he enjoys working at "Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology-Bangalore." He was one of the four photographers to work on the 'Re-Imagining the People of India' under the aegis of the inaugural Neel Dongre Grant (2013). His work has featured in prominent exhibitions like CLICK - Contemporary Photography in India at Vadhera Gallery -Delhi and London (2008), Goa International Photo Festival (2015), Dali International Photo Festival, China (2015) and India Photo Festival at Hyderabad (2015) to name a few.

Manan Desai

Stand-up comedian and Founder of The Comedy Factory
Manan Desai is a popular Indian Stand-up comedian, who is appeared in the popular comedy show Comedy Night Bachao Season 2. He gave up a career as a Radio Jockey after working for 7 years as a prime-time jock in some of the leading private radio stations of Gujarat. All for the passion of bringing live comedy entertainment in Gujarat. As a performer, Manan loves to weave content that talks about the cultural nuances of India. He strongly believes that every aspect of our diverse culture has a lot of comedy to offer.He is one of the founders of The Comedy Factory.

Mathew Jose

Entrepreneur and Founder at Paper Man
Mathew Jose is a social entrepreneur, who is championing the cause of recycling by his social venture called Paperman. This agency is almost making a paper revolution in Chennai, by connecting over 280 local scrap dealers to 3,500 households to ensure scrap is collected, weighed and paid. Paperman charges the kabaddi Wala 5 percent of the total value of each transaction as revenues. They have also connected NGO’s to people who are willing to donate papers and plastics. The NGO’s, in turn, utilizes this to raise funds by selling them.He has also featured in Forbes 30 under 30 India.

Rajani Thindiath

Editor and Author at Tinkle
She has years of experience in publishing, she has ideated, plotted and scripted original stories of fiction; researched, written and edited features; conceived new comic characters; and given a fresh look to an existing magazine/book.In the course of this journey, she has been a writer/sub writer at Navneet publications for four years, an assistant editor at Tinkle(India's most popular English -language monthly comics magazine for children) over 4 years and took over as magazines editor in 2011

Samit Choksi

Innovator and Founder at Thinkphi
Samit Choksi is the Co-founder of Thinkphi a clean technology company innovating sustainable engineered products that help intelligently conserve water, energy, and waste. Prior to this Samit has co-founded and worked at various start-ups in India and Silicon Valley as a software architect and developer. He has worked closely on product development at a Fortune 500 data base technology company while living in the USA. Spending most of his life outside India, upon moving back he was motivated to build products that aspire to have global standards in quality and finish. With a love for nature and the environment, he is currently realizing his dream of building simple but intelligent products that influence user behavior to conserve earth’s natural resources. Thinkphi’s first product, Thinkphi is a patented system which smartly converges water harvesting and renewable energy for open spaces in smart cities, industries, or large campuses.

Sanjeev Newar

Analytics and Risk Management
He is an MBA graduate from IIM Calcutta and engineering undergrad from IIT Guwahati - two of the most respected institutions of India. Professionally he is an expert in Analytics and Risk Management. In past 14 years of his career, he has undertaken several projects of social, national and global importance. He is also associated with IIT Kanpur in nurturing budding entrepreneurs and indigenous innovation from grass-root level. He is the CEO of Aarsh Management which was listed in 20 Most Promising Risk Management Solution Providers of the world by CIO Review.

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