Dr. Vandana Verma is the Chief Engineer of Robotics Operations at NASA and Mars 2020 Rover (Perseverance). An alumnus of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, she has driven both Curiosity and Perseverance rovers, developed software for the International Space Station, and co-authored several research studies in the field of Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles.


Dr. Rishikesha T. Krishnan is the current director of IIM Bangalore and an alumnus of IIT Madras and Stanford University. He has also served on a number of committees set up by the Government of India such as NASSCOM and CII to further innovation across the country. His book "From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India," identified the challenges faced by India in enhancing industrial innovation and proposed an agenda to enhance innovation output.


Ken Yeang is an architect, ecologist, planner, and author from Malaysia, best known for his ecological architecture and eco master plans that have a distinctive green aesthetic. He pioneered an ecology-based architecture (since 1971), working on the theory and practice of sustainable design. The Guardian newspaper named him "one of the 50 people who could save the planet".



Philip Rosedale is an American entrepreneur who builds products in the domain of Virtual Reality. He co-founded the Linden Lab which hosts the which develops and hosts the virtual world Second Life. His aim was to create an alternative virtual society. In 2013, he co-founded High Fidelity Inc, a company that creates open-source software for hosting virtual meetings with spatial audio, realistic avatars, and much more.



Yogesh Gupta is an executive editor at International Data Group Inc., an American media, events, and research company that focuses on the tech landscape worldwide. He transitioned from a career in computer engineering into tech journalism and has headed editorial teams for popular enterprise tech brands across the country.


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