SIU Lavale
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February 24, 2024
Pune, Maharashtra

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SIU Lavale
Symbiosis International University, Taluka Mulshi, Pune District, Lavale Maharashtra-412115
Pune, Maharashtra, 412115
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Bertrand Dsouza

Automotive Journalist
Experienced Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry for over 23 years. Skilled in Broadcasting, Storytelling, News Writing, Marketing Strategy, and Breaking News. As the head of a leading automotive publication, OVERDRIVE, won 3 National News & Television Awards for best automotive show in India. Holder of multiple national records under the time, speed and distance formats. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) focused on Automobiles.

Jainam Mehta

Jainam Mehta is an MSc IT alumnus of DA-IICT, 2017 batch. Since his DA-IICT days, he wanted to start his own company but was not sure about the idea at that time so he took a job as a Software Developer and joined Headstart Network Foundation to explore the start-up world. While serving offshore clients in different time zones he saw people feeling sleepy and drinking lots of coffee to keep up at work. In August 2018, he decided to quit his job and founded UrbanNaps which is making India's first smart napping pod for people to rest, relax & recreate in urban spaces.

Niraj Ruparel

Technology Expert
Niraj Ruparel is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in Generative AI, Metaverse Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Voice Marketing, XR marketing, consumer platforms, brand communications, and marketing analytics. As the Emerging Tech Lead for WPP and Head of Mobile & Emerging Tech at GroupM in India, he has been instrumental in developing cutting-edge creative technology solutions for agencies and clients in India.

Rajdeepak Das

Branding Expert
Raj is the Chief Creative Officer of the Leo Group across South Asia looking after 7 offices across 4 countries. His dynamism is reflected in the energy of the The Leo Group in India which is a home to 1000+ creators and innovators, and some of the biggest brands, including, Amazon, Bajaj, Thums Up, Limca, Maaza, HDFC Bank, HDFC Life, Tata Capital, General Mills, OLX, P&G, McDonald's, Wipro, Jeep, HPCL, GSK, amongst others. Over a career spanning 17 years, Raj has won many awards across several categories, including more than 20 Cannes Lions.

Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan

Music Composers
Rohan-Rohan is an Indian music director duo of Hindi and Marathi films, various television series, ad films and web series. The duo consists of Rohan Pradhan and Rohan Gokhale.

Shanoo Bhatia

Design Expert
Shanoo has a rich experience in design and design management. She has helped shape the design narrative in India through participation as Chairperson, National Design Committee of ASSOCHAM and President of the Mumbai Chapter of the Association of Designers of India as well as being on the University Advisory Board of MIT Maeer’s Institute of Design, Pune. She participates as a juror for national and international design awards as well as a speaker at design events.

Smiti Srivastava

Smiti Srivastava is a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy Scotland) qualified psychotherapist and researcher based out of New Delhi. She works with young adults above the age of 16 and offers long term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her research interests include romantic relationships, psychoanalysis of human-technology interaction and online reconstructed identities. Her work can be found via written publications and podcasts where she often throws light on online dating fatigue, loneliness, online versus offline identity and self care

Organizing team


Pune, India