Amit is passionate about transforming society and promoting inclusive growth. He is engaged as a Program Manager with specific focus on youth entrepreneurship and rural digital literacy. He holds a doctorate in the field of diagnostics and personalized medicine. Prior to FICE, he spent more than eight years managing research activities at the prestigious Centre for Genomic Applications. Amit is also the founder of Connecting Dreams Foundation, a FICE supported initiative focused on rural digital literacy and inclusion. He spends his spare time in travel, photography and sports.
Professor H. P. Khincha helps guide strategy and direction at FICE. He also serves as the Chairman of Karnataka Innovation Council and is a Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is known worldwide for his research work in electrical engineering. During his 45 year career at IISc., Professor Khincha has worked as Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering, Divisional Chairman, Electrical Sciences, and CEO of Society for Innovation & Development (SID). He serves as a member on various committees constituted by the Government of India. He also has an active industry and business connection and is on the Board of Directors of many companies. Professor Khincha was formerly the Vice Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, and the Chairman of IEEE Bangalore section.
H.S. Jamadagni is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE, formerly Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He received Masters and PhD degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IISc. He was the chairman of DESE during 1996 â€“ 2009. He teaches in the areas of embedded systems, communication networks, wireless sensor networks, and VLSI design. His current research work is in application of DSP in communication systems, application of IT in health care, conservation and development, as well as computing architectures for high-speed wireless networks. He has active and vibrant collaboration with several Industries including Intel, TI, Boeing, Xilinx, and Freescale and educational institutions such as EPFL, Switzerland. He has many publications in areas of his work.
Hayavadan V Panchamukhi, more popular as Panch amongst colleagues and friends, has over 30 years of experience in leading cross functional teams at global telecom and product companies. He has hands-on experience in coaching and leading technology transfer, product development, business and strategy development initiatives. Prior to joining Sapience and FICE, he was part of the core leadership at Tata Telecom (now Avaya Global Connect), Contech Software, Wipro GE Medical systems and Sasken Communication. Over the last 10 years, he designed and delivered specialized boot camps to nurture program readiness for designers, developers and test engineers as a co-founder of Vimarshana Technology Solutions. He is a passionate student of disruptive technologies and fascinated by innovators trying to catch up with nature’s infinite potential. He likes to read books ranging from fiction to philosophy as he believes in story telling as an effective means of enabling learning and inherent abilities.
John Danner is a Senior Fellow at the Lester Center, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. An experienced management consultant and entrepreneur, he has advised senior executives of multi-billion-dollar international enterprises on strategy, value management and business growth, as well as management teams of emerging ventures on competitive positioning, marketing and product strategy. His clients include leading companies in healthcare, energy, entertainment, food products, telecommunications and information and startups in energy management, e-commerce and supply chain integration. He has designed and successfully launched several new business initiatives for client organizations over the past twenty-five years. He is a senior moderator for The Aspen Institute, and conducts seminars on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.
Krishna Kumar is a Senior Program Manager with expertise across domains like marketing, university relations, operations and business development. Prior to joining FICE, he worked with technology companies like IBM and HP, charting out operations and marketing strategies for enhancing business volumes and profitability. He holds an MBA from South Asia University, London and is a university gold medalist. Krishna is an active volunteer at IEEE, ESSCI & TIE-Bangalore. When not working, he enjoys playing tennis and riding his motorcycle. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Nagesh Singh is an entrepreneur with multiple businesses that focus on education. Foundation for Innovation and Collaborative Education (FICE) delivers ubiquitous, high quality, experiential learning to children and youth. FICE works with leading engineering colleges around India and help them enhance the entrepreneurial ability and employability of students. FICE has adopted more than 40 villages around India - through schools there - that now leverage technology to improve their lives especially when it comes to education, healthcare and sanitation. Sapience Consulting works with more than 2000 Tier-2 engineering schools in India on curriculum upgrade and faculty development. MakeSense Labs develops new content and service delivery platforms in the area of Data Analytics and Machine Learning. University Central works with leading US universities and helps them take their formal and non formal programs to global markets. Nagesh worked with several leading Indian and multinational technology companies before starting his entrepreneurial journey. He lives in Gurgaon, India.
Pradeep Gnanapragasam is an astute sales and business professional with versatile and enriched 8+ years of experience across an array of products and industries. Prior to joining FICE he was part of the business development team at HP India and Wipro. Pradeep possess specializes in enterprise sales, business development and customer relationship management. He holds an engineering degree with specialization in Information Technology. Pradeep is based in Bangalore, India.
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