Renewable Energy Expert
Armed with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, Dr. Krothapalli was the Don Fuqua Eminent Scholar Chair & Professor Emeritus of mechanical engineering at Florida State University (FSU), USA and an Affiliated Professor of Energy at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He was on the faculty of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Stanford University from 1981-1983, and the founding member and Chairman of the Mechanical engineering department at FSU from 1983 to 2002. An expert in the fields of Aeronautics and Renewable Energy, Dr Krothapalli has 5 US patents and over 200 scientific papers to his credit. A successful entrepreneur, he founded five start-up companies in California and Florida. Dr. Krothapalli is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a past National Research Council Senior Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center
Dancer | Social Activist
Harsha Maheshwari a.k.a KOMET,is a dance and fitness enthusiast from Hyderabad ,Director of Happy Dance Place located at Begumpet,Certified Sujok Specialist level 6 trained ,certified from KOREA, certified Zumba Instructor with an experience of 4 years
She has been organizing national level jams to bring up the dance scene for the last 5 years called CYPHER HOURS.
Under the title THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DANCE,she has organized and been a part of 50+ events for the underprivileged,physically challenged,orphanages and a few highly reputed NGO's of the city . She has been featured in THE DANCE MOHUL MAGAZINE as K&D woth some elite dancers from all over the world for her contribution in dance.
Secretary Free Software moment India
Kiran Chandra is a Free Software activist, a founding member and the current General Secretary of Free Software Movement of India. Known for his policy activism, Kiran was at the forefront of multiple issues including Internet Freedom. From the struggle against 66A of the IT Act to bringing down Facebook's FreeBasics to uphold Net Neutrality, Kiran's role was instrumental. Fighting against Digital Divide, Kiran led the development of the first Telugu language Operating System - Swecha. Using this as a platform, he worked to spread the use of local language computing in rural areas. He served as a consultant to the Govt. of Kerala in their school education project - IT@School. Kiran holds a masters degree in Computer Science from Andhra University.
MSN Karthik is an alumni of IIT Guwahati, where he’d majored in HCI, Usability and UX Design. After his graduation, he went on to work with MNCs and multiple startups, his latest being MindTickle, where he was the Product Manager and Design Lead. Before that, Karthik had also launched a showcase and collaboration platform for Filmmakers called Filmtwine.
Karthik’s latest sci-fi thriller short film The Countdown had been covered in major national newspapers and has received accolades from many in the film fraternity. He’s well known for his DIY approach to filmmaking which made it possible to complete his film in under a frugal budget of Rs.5500. Apart from films, Karthik is also a classically trained Carnatic Vocalist, and a student of Shri DV Mohana Krishna
UX Design Professional
Niyam Bhushan is kick-starting a revolution in Design from India that he hopes sweeps across the world. He is one of India's leading UX Design professional and Design-Thinker with over 33 years of diverse experience across the globe. Currently, Niyam focuses on consulting and training engineering teams to adopt design-led engineering. With the mission to transform India into the hub of Design in the world, he recently launched the DesignRev.in initiative. and has already conducted 41 workshops supported by NASSCOM, across 8 locations in India on UX Design and Design-Thinking. Niyam has mentored over 200 startups, and is a Jury-Member with NASSCOM for the Design4India initiative. Earlier, he's worked on projects for Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Xerox, NIFT, and more.
Scientist | Author
Arun Tiwari is an Indian missile scientist, author, and teacher. He has written several books and co-authored 5 books with former president of India ,Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, including his most celebrated autobiography Wings of Fire.
. He developed India's first Titanium air bottle used in ‘Trishul’ and ‘Akash’ missiles and designed Airframes for both the missiles.
In 1992 Dr. Kalam mandated him to develop civilian spin-offs of Defence Technologies. Following this Arun Tiwari developed India's first Coronary Stent with Cardiologist Dr. B Soma Raju well known as Kalam-Raju Stent. Arun Tiwari was awarded the Defence Technology Spin-Off Award in 1998.
Arun Tiwari has recently led an interdiciplinary team to develop India’s first Air to water generator to help solve problem of safe drinking water in remote areas and sailing ships.Productionised by Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL) this innovation will be a game changer in solving the acute problem of safe drinking water in South Africa.
Prudhvi is an Alumni of VIT, he worked for two years with Symbiosys Technologies as CAD Design Engineer. Later, he did his PGDM (MBA) from IMT Hyderabad and worked with InRhythm Inc. for around four years as a Market Research Analyst and He took over as Chief Photography Officer (CPO) of Picxy, South Asia’s Largest Stock Photo Company recently turning his passion towards photography into his profession which he is super excited about.
His photographs featured by National Geographic India, Canon Asia, Conde Nast Traveller India, BBC Earth, Lonely Planet India etc.
Prudhvi was Featured as one amongst the Top 100 Incredible Passionate Photographers – World 2018 by Palsmaniaa.
His Photograph published as Cover Shot of Travel 3 Sixty°, the inflight magazine of Air Asia Airlines.
Siddhartha Malempati is a hacktivist, founder of Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu, founder of the collaborative makers platform 'the Hub', Secretary of FreedomBox project and Executive Secretary of Swecha.
He has successfully formulated and implemented highly acclaimed technology resource centers for engineers in rural areas, large scale collaborative data collecting methods, e-Libraries and community based digital infrastructure in rural India using FreedomBox. Today, he leads an independent platform that connects more than 30,000 people and more than 100 schools in rural areas are introduced with quality digital education. FreedomBox proved to be a paradigm shift in cost-effective replicable strategy for digital infrastructure.
He's an active advocate of digital liberty and Net-neutrality and prime mover of struggles against 66A and FreeBasics.Also, he authored the 'Hacktivist outlook' which introduces the ideas of Hacktivism.
Member of Parliament
Smt. Kalvakuntla Kavitha, is a Member of Parliament ,Founding president of Telangana Jagruthi and prominent leader of the Telangana Movement.Smt.Kavitha has received received the 'Fame India Extraordinary Parliamentarian award 2019.
Sri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa
Regional President of Akshaya Patra Foundation (Telangana & AP)
Sri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa Prabhuji, an M.Tech (comp sci) from IIT-Madras, is a Spiritual Entrepreneur serving the underprivileged and deserved sections of the society for the past 20 years. Specifically addressing the hunger & malnutrition in the society, he is heading many large feeding programs in Andhra & Telangana.
The Akshaya Part Foundation is the world’s largest NGO run midday meal program which feeds over 17 lakh children every single day in about 15000 govt schools spread across 12 states of INDIA. The Foundation feeds about 2.75 lakh children in Andhra & Telangana as of now. HKM Charitable Foundation feeds:
• 55,000 meals to underprivileged & needy people through various schemes like Annapurna (Rs 5 meal), Saddimuta, Akshaya Alpaharam & Bhojanamritha in Telangana and 2 lakh meals through Anna canteens