Ankur, 33 years, is the brain behind Halabol. Being from the technology background, justifying the existence and development of Halabol is his forte. He has successfully founded and developed the web technology company Axelerant Technologies. The excellence driven approach, with increased reputation in the market, enabled Axelerant to embark on high intensity and complex web solutions that have reached state-of-the-art status. Ankur has, hence, displayed foresight and dedication in both areas – technology and business management. He pairs those strengths with clear vision, commitment and the ability to seek advice and accept support for his ideas and ventures. Ankur is active in the Open Source and well respected in the development community. Ankur holds an MBA, a Masters Degree in Computer Science, and a Certificate in Economics, all from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).
Evan Luthra is a young and dynamic entrepreneur who is thinking of new ideas to make this world a better place. He started out by curating Technology news at the age of 13 , After crossing 200,000 readers - he moved on to developing mobile apps when he was just 14 , since then he hasn't looked back and created various web 2.0 companies and manages a user base of over One Million users. He has founded various startups. Serves as the CEO / Director at quite a few companies and Sits on the Board of Advisors on others.
Kiran Bedi has been India’s first and highest (woman) ranking officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her expertise includes more than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management. She worked with the United Nations in New York as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She represented India in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues. She holds a Law, Masters, Doctorate degree. She is also a Nehru Fellow (post doctoral) -- Been a National and an Asian Tennis champion. She has addressed audiences at the American, British, European, Indian Universities, Corporate and Civil Society groups. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the Asian Nobel Prize), and several other national and international decorations,
Mandeep Singh is an astute senior management professional with over 22 years of experience. Mandeep brings on table, vast experience in managing FMCG, FMCD, Franchising, financial services and Media business in B2B & B2C domain, in India & global markets. On one hand, he has managed operations of strong brands Viz. Kodak, Western Union, Colgate Palmolive, Amul, Dhara etc. and on the other hand, he has also created strong brand like d.light in a start-up environment. His last role was in a social enterprise focused on providing basic solar lighting products/solutions to people who have either poor or no access to grid power. As a process centric, result oriented and decisive leader, Mandeep has maintained high quality performance standards to meet challenges of fast paced and competitive business environment. Mandeep takes pride in the fact that he launched Amul Ice Cream. He is passionate about whatever he chooses to do as he strives for leadership in that particular field.
Piyush Mathur is President, India Region for Nielsen. He is in charge of Nielsen India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, heading a multi-divisional multi-cultural organization with over 2000 employees. He has personally been involved in advising clients in devising their strategies and has been instrumental in the success of several brands and companies in South Asia and Middle East region. Mr. Mathur has spent many years with The Nielsen Company across the Indian sub-continent as well as in the Middle East/ North Africa. Prior to UAE, he was involved in several senior level positions with The Nielsen Company as the head of the Customized Unit in Egypt, Country Manager in the Indian sub-continent and as a Research Director heading Media and Internet studies. Mr. Mathur is a prolific speaker and has spoken in various forums in America, Europe, Asia and Middle East. He has an MBA and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.