We are solving the problem of Employability by stitching together a technology solution around Live projects, Crowd sourcing of solutions for business/community and Co-curricular activities.
Mission: To be the go to platform for holistic skill development & data driven hiring
Vision: To be an ecosystem enabler in making India the global source of employable manpower
Mr. Narayan Rajaram Bandekar
Chairman & Managing Director - NRB Group
President - Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mr. Narayan Bandekar is the founder Chairman & Managing Director of the NRB Group, President of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of Goa Mining Association, and Vice President of Goa Mineral Ore Exporters’ Association.
Under Mr. Bandekar’s leadership, the NRB Group has modernized and integrated the core business of mining and exports; and has successfully diversified into industrial products, industrial pressure valves, hospitality, restaurants, fitness and pharmaceuticals beyond Indian shores.
Devoted to the all round development of Goa’s economy, Mr. Bandekar’s vision includes creation of new industrial estates, boosting manufacturing, IT & ITES sectors, improving infrastructure and logistical connectivity within the state. He is very keen on addressing the mismatch between academia and industry in Goa.
Mr. Bandekar is a philanthropist and an active patron of Goan art, music, education & sport. NRB Group is well known for its CSR activities and generous contributions to social causes.
Dr. Rajendra Jagdale
Director General of Science and Technology Park, Pune
Dr. Rajendra Jagdale is the Director General of Science and Technology Park, a not for profit autonomous institute established by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and it is hosted by University of Pune. The Park acts as a bridge between industries and academia to make available resources and expertise from academia, research and development labs to industries.
Dr. Rajendra has visited over 67 countries and has led several ministerial and industrial delegations resulting in collaborations in the area of IP and Tech transfer, environment & business incubation.
He is the Asian regional trainer for Ten3 business coach which is a global e-learning portal on business. He represents several IP and technology transfer related committees of University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, Agharkar Research Institute (DST, Govt. of India), Member of Bureau of Indian Standards, Secretary of Indian Society of Remote Sensing and GIS, Pune regional chapter Chairman of ASMKI (Association of Small and Medium Knowledge Industries).
Ms. Saroj Sridhar
Vice Chairman & Mentor, Governing Council Member, Feedback Business Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.
Saroj has close to 30 years of industry experience in Finance, Corporate Planning, Research and Consulting. She has been associated with Feedback in various capacities for the past 20 years and is currently the Vice Chairman & Mentor at Feedback. In this role she will guide the CEO and senior Feedbackers, while also assisting in social sector engagements through its Foundation.
Saroj has played a major role in the growth of Feedback over the years. Saroj has also been Instrumental in developing HR, quality control and knowledge management systems at Feedback.
Saroj has extensive cross functional and cross domain experience working with various global and national clients. Some areas of expertise include:
- Diversification and market entry strategies for new businesses
- Market assessment and new venture financing
- Business planning and implementation inputs
- Financial plans and project viability
- Process mapping and quality control
- Knowledge management systems implementation
- Human Resource Management & Development
Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal
Professor of Management at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (The Mecca of public administration in India)
Dr. Uniyal is an academician par excellence. He was the Founding Dean (Academic) of Jindal Global Business School, O P Jindal Global University where he was instrumental in setting up a new business school. In an academic career spread over a decade and half, he served as faculty member in premier Business Schools like S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai; SPJGSM, Dubai-Singapore (where as a founder faculty member he helped build the global business school in Dubai) and Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA). He launched two programmes at MICA namely PG Programme in Retail Communications Management (PGPRCM) and PG Programme in Communications for Executives (PGPCMX). He has also been a visiting faculty to many premier business schools like IIM Indore, SPJIMR, Mumbai, MICA, Ahmedabad, XIM Bhubeneswar, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, NID Ahmedabad, SPJGSM Dubai, etc.
He was also nominated by Govt. of India as national expert in Retailing in Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.
He has co-authored bestselling text book titled "Managing Retailing", which was published by Oxford University Press. For his research work, he has been awarded Distinguished Research Fellow as well as Young Global Scholar awards in the past. Over the years he has been invited to deliver keynotes lectures and conduct workshops and corporate training programmes across US, UK, Middle East, Japan, China, South East Asia and India.
Mr. Ravi Kumar Dhulipala
Head - Corporate Strategy at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
An accomplished business leader passionate at creating and building new businesses across a diverse set of industries. Experienced in driving strategic initiatives as well as running established businesses in FMCG, Energy and Oil & gas industries.
Some of his Specialties include Conceptualizing, developing and implementing business & product strategies, channel structuring, setting up & optimizing supply chains and project management. Key competencies include clear thinking, high analytical ability, deep customer focus and ability to lead cross-functional and multi-cultural teams.
An ISB & Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni has a set of 6 patents in his name.
Mr. Pawan Bindal
Director, Dun & Bradstreet India
Pawan is an alumnus of Jamanlal Bajaj Institute of Managment Studies. He is a Management professional with more than 15 years of experience across Sales, Marketing, Operations and P&L management. In his current role he is serving as Director at Dun & Bradstreet Information Services Pvt. Ltd., the global leader in B2B information services and has been pivotal in charting out the growth story of D&B across India & the Middle East.
Pawan is know for his visionary leadership in guiding folks from different domains such as Sales, Marketing and Operations in striving to continuously do more & thus achieve much more than just success.
Mr. Ranjit Goswami
Provost at RK University, Rajkot
Ranjit has been engaged with higher education in India now for more than a decade, first as a professor in IIFT and subsequently in academic leadership positions in IMT Nagpur, and in RK University. Currently, he is the Vice-Chancellor of RK University, Rajkot, India that offers various professional and science-related courses with student strength of 7000+, and faculty strength of 400+.
Prior to academics, Ranjit worked in corporate world for more than a decade, in roles comprising junior management to top management, in various leading companies. He was a management consultant with Siemens, and was with leading e-business companies in senior/top management during 2000-2005.
Ranjit has written more than 250 articles in global forums like University World News, East Asia Forum, Nikkei Asia Review, Huffington Post, Seeking Alpha, etc., other than publishing scholarly papers and management cases (and a non-fiction book). He did his graduation and PhD from IIT Kharagpur, and MBA from IIT Bombay.
Director Development at Imagination Technologies
Dr. R.K. Singh has over 25+ years of experience. He worked on Parallel Image Processing and contributed to India’s first super computer ‘PARAM’. He then moved on to Cirrus Logic as Project Manager in 1997 which was pioneering a multi-core chip (with 48 heterogeneous processors). This division was then spun off as a Cradle Technologies a start-up which he headed as Director Development & Operations, till 2006. He was later invited to head Imagination Technologies (a UK based MNC) first offshore development Center in Pune in 2007. He currently heads the Pune division as Director and Center head. He has grown this company from 6 Engineers to 150+ in a span of 8+ years.
He has a patent in his name on Method and System for Performing Parallel Integer Multiply Accumulate Operations on Packed Data. This invention relates to a multiply-accumulate unit of a processor, particularly multiply-accumulate units, which can perform parallel integer multiply-accumulate operations on packed data.
He has several awards and publications to his credit. Prominent ones include PARAM Award for developing imagePro package running on CDAC’s Parallel Machine (PARAM) in 1992 and Cecil Keplinsky award for contribution made towards Cradle’s multi-processor chip.
Mr. Rajesh Badgeri
Co-Founder & COO iReff Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Rajesh has 21+ years of product R&D and IT experience, including 5 years in the US working in different business, technical domains & platforms. Currently playing co-founder & COO role @ startup iReff Technologies Pvt. Ltd. handling partnership management, product roadmap, delivery management & operations in mobile commerce. Self motivated passionate individual with sound strategic thinking, customer insight & thought leadership. My ‘StrengthsFinder’ signature reflects ‘Strategic’, ‘Connectedness’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Discipline’ & ‘Futuristic’ as my top 5.
Business and Technology Domain :
- Mobile App development, Monetization, Growth, Analytics, & Social Marketing
- Enterprise printer product firmware development & Enterprise solution testing
- E-commerce & Payment processing systems, Document management & workflow solutions,
Key Competencies : Organizational/Leadership:
- Drive business objectives, strategic roadmap, strategic measurement tool & metrics
- Managing multiple R&D project teams & Global business stakeholder management
- Played active role as HP ambassador, collaborations with Support & Analytics.
Chief General Manager (Retd.) M.P. Laghu Udyog Nigam Ltd.
Mr. R.P.Singh has a rich experience in working across the govt. corridors & helping the cause of SMEs in India. He has lead several delegations across the globe which has resulted in some great collaborative work across the globe such as a delegation constituted by the Ministry of Textiles, GOI constituting with five national awardees from all over the country in Expocomer 2007, in Panama City, Rep. of Panama.
He has organized several national level expos, such as the National level handicrafts expo in Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium New Delhi. More than 150 master artisans participated from all over the country. He played a pivotal role in developing the wooden Toy Clusters at Dhar, Budhni, Rewa and Sheopur Kalan in M.P. Marketing linkage provided through Women & Child Development Department, Govt. of M.P.
Some of the honors he has received include:
- The Madhya Pradesh Pavilion award: A Silver Medal for excellent display during IITF 2011
- "Pride of Gwalior” on 26th January 2010 for rendering excellent services to the people of Gwalior especially in the field of trade and industry.
Mr. Anirudh Nair
Senior Customer Value Advisor at Sydney Water
An alumnus of Australian Graduate School of Management & Edith Cowan University; Anirudh has more than a decade’s experience in various strategic roles for consulting firms, blue chip corporates & start ups.
He has been a finalist in 2013 at the Joe Berry Australian Retail Industry Executive Award. Some of his skills and competencies include:
Strategy Formulation, Problem Solving, Customer Experience Design, Adoption and implementation of lean startup practice, Stakeholder Management, Communication, Performance Reporting and Management, Business Change and Transformation, Thought Leadership, Process Improvement, Project Management.