Speakers – 2020
Speakers – 2021
Speakers – 2022

Speakers – 2020

Anna Agarwal

Fellow,
Centre for Policy Research

Bharat Agarwal

President,
Vishwakarma University

Harshit Agrawal

AI-Artist & HCI Researcher,
Adobe Design Lab

Narendra Ahuja

Director, Information Technology
Research Academy (ITRA)

Payal Arora

Professor and Chair in Technology, Values and Global Media Cultures,
Erasmus School of Philosophy

Ravindran Balaraman

Head, Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Satchit Balsari

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta

Director,
IBM Research India

Raman Batra

Executive Vice President,
Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida

Upinder Singh Bhalla

Professor of Computational Neurosciences,
National Centre for Biological Sciences

Santanu Bhattacharya

Chief Data Scientist,
Airtel

Mani L. Bhaumik

Physicist and Philanthropist,
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Cong Cao

Professor in Innovation Studies,
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Saurabh Chandra

Co-Founder,
Ati Motors

Rama Rao Damrela

Researcher in Cancer Genomics, Department of Biotechnology,
Kasturba Medical College

Dhananjaya Dendukuri

CEO & Co-Founder,
Achira Labs

Rajesh Gopakumar

Centre Director and Senior Professor,
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR)

R. Gopu

Researcher,
Tamil Heritage Trust

Manish Gupta

Director,
Google Research India

Ramesh Hariharan

Co-Founder and CTO,
Strand Life Sciences

Vivek Jayaraman

Head, Mechanistic Cognitive Neuroscience,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Prahlad Kakar

Founder and Chairman,
Prahlad Kakar School of Branding & Entrepreneurship

Subbarao Kambhampati

Professor of Computer Science,
Arizona State University

Gagandeep Kang

Executive Director,
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute

Arnav Kapur

Graduate Lead Researcher,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Karishma Kaushik

Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow,
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Bishesh Khanal

Research Scientist and Chairperson,
Nepal Applied Mathematics and Informatics Institute for Research (NAAMII)

Manoj Kumar

Co-Founder, CEO,
Social Alpha

Vidur Mahajan

Head of R&D,
CARING

Rahul Matthan

Partner,
Trilegal

Una-May O’Reilly

Leader, AnyScale Learning for All,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tashan Mehta

Novelist

Raja Mugasimangalam

Founder and CEO,
Genotypic Technology

Venkatesh N. Murthy

Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor and
Chair of Molecular & Cellular Biology,
Harvard University

Sunita Nadhamuni

Head – Healthcare Solutions,
Dell EMC

Ashwin Naik

Founder,
Manah Wellness

Shambhavi Naik

Research Fellow,
Technology and Policy Programme, Takshashila Institution

P. J. Narayanan

Professor & Director,
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Priyamvada Natarajan

Professor of Astronomy and Physics,
Yale University

Jahnavi Phalkey

Founding Director,
Science Gallery, Bengaluru

V.S. Ramachandran

Director, Center for Brain and Cognition,
University of California, San Diego

Rajesh P.N. Rao

Director, NSF Center for Neurotechnology,
University of Washington

Anil Sahasrabudhe

Chairman,
All India Council for Technical Education

Taslimarif Saiyed

CEO and Director,
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms

Sunita Sarawagi

Professor of Computer Science & Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President, Open Learning and Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Badri Sesadri

Managing Director,
Synprosoft (NHM)

Nandini Chatterjee Singh

Cognitive Neuroscientist,
UNESCO MGIEP

Pawan Sinha

Professor, Vision and Computational Neuroscience,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Suresh Subramani

Professor of Molecular Biology
University of California, San Diego

Subramanian Swaminathan

(Retd.) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi
Founder, Tamil Heritage Trust

Milind Tambe

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science,
Harvard University

Vani Tripathi Tikoo

Actress and Board Member,
Central Board of Film Certification

Shubha Tole

Neuroscientist, Professor and Principal Investigator,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Dwarika Prasad Uniyal

Professor & Dean,
FLAME University

Minnie Vaid

Author and Founder,
Little Doc Productions

Chintan Vaishnav

Academic Director,
MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design

Nisheeth Vishnoi

Professor of Computer Science,
Yale University

Spenta Wadia

Founding Director and Infosys Homi Bhabha Chair Professor,
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR), Bangalore

Speakers – 2021

Shantanu Abhyankar

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Varun Aggarwal

Founder, India Science Fest, Co-Founder at Aspiring Minds

Awais Ahmed

Founder and CEO, Pixxel

Philip Altbach

Founding Director & Research Professor, Center for International Higher Education

Daniel Angerhausen

Astrophysicist and Astrobiologist at ETH Zurich, Explainables CEO & NASA FDL mentor

Dimitra Atri

Research Scientist, NYUAD Center for Space Science

Satchit Balsari

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Philip Altbach

Founder, SEARCH

Andreas Bergsland

Associate Professor, Music Technology Program at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Bidushi Bhattacharya

Former NASA scientist, Founder and CEO, Astropreneurs HUB

Ansley Booker

Director, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Mercer University

Rodney Brooks

CTO and Founder, Robust.AI; Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus), MIT

Vijay Chandru

Co-founder and Director at Strand Life Sciences, Pioneer at AI Foundry.ai

Girish Chowdhary

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Rumi Chunara

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and Global Public Health, NYU

Peter Corke

Professor of Robotic Vision at Queensland University of Technology, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision

Emily Cross

Professor of Social Robotics (University of Glasgow) and Human Neuroscience (Macquarie University)

Bitasta Das

Senior Editor- Office of Communications and Humanities Instructor, IISc, Bangalore

Abhijit De

Head, Molecular Functional Imaging Laboratory, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre

Pawan Deshpande

Head of ModelOps, Domino Data Lab

Siraj Dhanani

Founder and CEO at InnAccel

Anthony England

Former NASA Astronaut, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Rupamanjari Ghosh

Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University

Jyoti Gupta

Founder, The Colo(u)rism Project, Author – Different Differenter

Sunetra Gupta

Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Oxford University

Vineet Gupta

Co-Founder & MD, Jamboree Education; Founder and Trustee, Ashoka University; Founder and Trustee, Plaksha University

Sourabh Gupta

Founder and CEO, Vernacular.ai

Ramesh Hariharan

Co-Founder and CEO at Strand Life Sciences

Shantala Hegde

Associate Professor, Clinical Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Center, NIMHANS

Sarah Iqbal

Lead, Communications and Public Engagement, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Betul Kacar

Assistant Professor of Astrobiology, University of Arizona

Robert Kanigel

Biographer and science writer

Srimathy Kesan

Founder and CEO, SpaceKidz India