An educationist by profession, Ashish Garg has more than ten years of experience in the Education Sector in India and her area of expertise is ICT in Education. Currently, she heads the India program for Global e Schools and Communities Initiative. GeSCI is founded by the UN ICT Task Force and supported by the Governments of Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden and Canada.
As the program head for GeSCI, Ashish works with the Ministry of Education, Govt of India to develop strategies for effective and sustained implementation of ICTs in Schools. Prior to GeSCI, she worked with World Links.
Lekha Kumar is the Director, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, India. She has been very active for several years in organizing India’s flagship award for e-governance which is complimented with National e-governance conclave with the involvement of DIT and state governments
Vinnie Mehta is the Executive Director, Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology (MAIT), India. He has been with MAIT for more than a decade when he successfully added the issues of localisation in the agenda of MAIT.
Dr. Amol Goje, Director, Vidya Pratisthan’s Institute of Information Technology, India, is an integral name in the ICTD fraternity in India and abroad. He has succedded in hosting majority of ICTD related pilots in Baramati involving his institute.
Vijayaraghavan M. Chariar
Prof. Vijayaraghavan M. Chariar is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi Delhi.
Ramesh Kumar is anextremely unassuming person working towards making Beltron a great success in Bihar and its role in other parts of the country with foreign collaborations. A polite talker, networker and proactive to work with anybody who thinks straight and honest.
Peeyush Bajpai, Director, Raftaar.com, India, is a young economist , researcher and entrepreneur. He is also one of the awardees of Manthan Award. He really wants raftaar.com to have defacto Hindi search engine.
Prof G Sahoo
Prof Sahoo is an active faculty at BIT Mesra and has been instrumental in starting incubation centre at BIT which could relate ICT with development.
Mansoor Ahmad, an education specialist, is better known in Bihar and Jharkhand as quiz master. Two institutions that he runs with two of his partners have been rated as one of the best in the state for BBA, MCA and MBA. Another institution run by him specialises in English as language to excel at the level where one needs to appear for examinations like CAT, Civil Services etc.
Satish Kaushal is a great believer in good governance and genuine role corporates and technological innovations in sealing the same. Through IBM he has been supporting great ideas in education and governance.
Shubhendru Parth is a man of merit as far as media coverage of governance is concerned. He has in depth knowledge of e-governance and good governnance which he used as an excuse to start up i-Government.in portal totally dedicated to meticulously cover the scenarios around good governance in India with Internal perspective.
Munir Hasan is General Secretary, Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN). BdOSN is a not-for-profit, voluntary organization to promote Open Source (OS) Philosophy in Bangladesh. It was initiated as an umbrella organization of different OS groups and organizations in Bangladesh and now evolves as one of the coordinating hubs for OS related activities in Bangladesh.
Navin Agrawal is Executive Director – Advisory Services, KPMG. KPMG is the global network of professional services firms whose aim is to turn understanding of information, industries, and business trends into value. KPMG was established in India in September 1993, and has rapidly built a significant competitive presence in the country. KPMG offers its clients a full range of services, including financial and business advisory, tax and regulatory, and risk advisory services.
Sajan Venniyoor is presently working with the Prasar Bharti, Broadcating Corporation of India. Before this, he was a Resource Person and Moderator for the ICT for Development Community of Solution Exchange, an UN initiative in India. UN Solution Exchange is a knowledge-sharing initiative to help improve development effectiveness in support of the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). After 15 years in radio, and a brief stint in the Prasar Bharati secretariat, he moved to Doordarshan, where he worked for the Narrowcasting division, as well as Doordarshan’s DTH project, ‘DD Direct’. He joined UN Solution Exchange in 2006. He writes on broadcast issues, and is a founder-member of the Community Radio Forum, India.
Rajen is a Resourse person for for UN Solution Exchange, New Delhi. Previously, he was the project Head for SSK at UNICEF Hyderabad and Founder of TFTP (Technology for the People). Rajen is the winner of Manthan Award 2005 as well as Winner of World Summit Award 2005 in the e-Health Category for the product called Sisu Samarakshak. He has just formed India’s first group of ICT for SHGs (Self Help Groups) in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh
Mr. Chakrabarti is an education specialist. He was the Director of Digital Equalizer Program, American India Foundation. Prior to this, he was heading the NIIT Hole-in-Wall project, a pioneering project in enabling computer literacy to disadvantaged children in India. Mr. Chakrabarti carries rich experience in how ICT tools can be deployed for educational needs of children, especially at the grassroots level.
Mr. Goswami is the current CEO & Managing Director of Media Lab Asia. Prior to this, he was associated with WEBEL, West Bengal. He brings with him rich experience in ICT applications and disseminations in remote locations and underdeveloped states in India like Jharkhand.
Dr. Amir Ullah Khan
Amir Ullah Khan studied Electronics Engineering at Osmania University and Rural management at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). His PhD was on Intellectual Property Issues in International Trade. He joined the Indian Civil service, quit after a brief stint and worked for four years with Project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy) of the UNDP and Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He headed the Academic unit at the Indian School of Finance and Management, where he taught Economics and Management. Subsequently he worked as Executive Director and Editor, Encyclopaedia Britannica India and as Deputy Secretary General at the PHDCCI, the apex North Indian Chamber of Commerce in India. He is a Fellow at the India Development Foundation. He has written on legal and economic issues and his forthcoming book for SAGE is titled “States of the Indian Economy”.