Speakers of 2.0
Mr. Rajeev Ravindranathan
Rajeev Ravindranathan, an actor in spirit, ad agency owner, film maker, comedian, armchair activist, writer, father, husband and quite often, all of these on the same day. He’s also the Co-Founder / Director of Fullmeals Creative Studio. He’s a Creative strategist, script writer, film director and actor. His movie roles include ‘Ragging senior in 3 Idiots’, ‘Idly-loving Ramamurthy in English Vinglish’, ‘ABCD Gautam in Vettai’, ‘Journalist Rajeev in Shamitabh’ Girish in Waiting’.
Theatre being his passion, on stage Rajeev has earned acclaim for performances in plays like The God of Carnage, Owl and the Pussy cat, Zoo Story and Irvine Welsh's Filth, where he played 30 characters in a riveting one-man show. Rajeev is an All-in-One - A Filmmaker. A Creative director. An Actor. A Problem solver. An Opportunity bloodhound. A Barbeque wizard. A Beer fiend and Occasionally sane
Prof. Sathya Prakash Varanashi
Sathya studied architecture at Bangalore, Urban Design at Delhi and Heritage Conservation at England. An adjunct professor of Architecture, he is involved in academics, outreach activities, freelance writing, professional associations and NGO initiatives. Right from early on, he was attracted to designs ideas rooted in cost, culture, climate and creativity, thanks to the influence of architects like Lauri Baker, Shankar Kanade, Jaisim, A.G.K. Menon & K.T. Ravindran. As such, his own consultancy firm, Sathya Consultants located at Bangalore, has been professing and practicing cost effective, culturally appropriate, local, eco-friendly and contextually architecture for the last 26 years.
As an academician with 30 years involvement, Sathya has been involved in varied educational activities including regular class room teaching, participatory workshops, design walks, heritage walks, 5 senses walk, curricular advices, design studios, faculty training sessions, hands on building sessions, speaking and moderating in related sessions.
Ms. Annapurna A
A complete strategist and execution oriented HR professional with 20 plus years of experience.
Strong believer of Productivity, Quality Safety and Security with always a PLAN B. Always worked in different business models comprising both Public, Private ranging from hard core Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Aeronautical, Sales, IT, Health. Always have been a change agent in all organizations and have mostly executed green field projects and built the organizations in driving organization development, effectiveness and leadership. Expertise lies in Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Retention, Rewards and Recognition, Leadership development, Organization Development. Managing the entire life cycle process of Human Resource.
Ms. Rohini Sindhuri, IAS Officer
Rohini's as Assistant Commissioner of the urban development department of Tumkur, had computerised tax collection at source, was able to take possession of 42 acres of corporation land at Ajjagondanahalli village which was pending since 2006, auctioned shops of the corporation which were lying vacant, generating revenue worth 10crore for the corporation, was instrumental in removal of encroachments on Horpete road, J.C.road and kyathsandra main roads.
As Chief Executive Officer of Mandya ZP, Rohini launched a drive to provide individual toilets to 1.02 lakh households during 2014–15. And, since July last, it had constructed 1,00,000 individual toilets across the district which made the district No. 1 in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the state and 3rd in India. Rohini successfully utilised the Central government's grant of 65 crore for drinking water and by using this grant, Rohini and her team instituted 100 pure drinking water units across the district. Union government recognized this and provided 6 crore extra for the same purpose. She also took a serious view of female foeticide in the district and organised the health department and ASHA workers in reporting such incidents and educating parents against this practice. she had launched a mobile app for downloading property documents which would help many people to get their property documents without running around offices.
Mr. Thejaswi Udupa
A Computer Science engineer and business management graduate from IIMB has with him the experience of managing products and Technology at Yahoo product and an online marketplace for construction materials. Currently he is with Roof & Floor figuring out how to solve for problems in real estate. He is a writer, with a weekly column on technology/startups at The Hindu. Published in The Times of India, India Today, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Business Standard, among other publications. He is a Quizzer who also regularly researches and conducts quizzes across the country.
Mr. Charith G Kashyap
He is the one of the founder CEOs of Selvitate – a Solution to sales challenges. Selvitate works as an integrated platform working on both a Software as a Service (SaaS) model as well as an operational model to improve online sales for medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs). He believes in "Don't do different things but do things differently!!" He is a passion driven person with great with inter personal skills.
Mr. Rishab Shetty
Rishabh Shetty is an Indian director and actor with a strong theatre background in folk art forms of Coastal Karnataka.. He has won many accolades like the Filmfare award for the best director for the film Kirik Party and very recently his movie ‘Sarkari hiriya Prarthamika Shaale, Kasargodu’ won a national film award for the best children’s film. He is a diploma holder in film direction from the Government Film and TV Institute in Bangalore and started off in the Kannada film industry by assisting director A. M. R. Ramesh in Cyanide and then assisted Arvind Kaushik on a TV series and went on to make his acting debut in Thuglak. He played a small role as a police officer in Pawan Kumar (director) 's Lucia (2013 film). Rishab then played a key role in Ulidavaru Kandante, a movie directed by Rakshit Shetty.
Ms. Sindhujaa Kumar
Sindhujaa Kumar, MD (Alternative Medicines) is an established Mind-Body Transformation Partner for corporates, celebrities and athletes - holistically integrating Exercise Science, Nutrition & Emotional Intelligence to unlock new dimensions of health, beauty, personal power and empowerment. She is the Founder of Sai Sindhujaa Wellness Ventures – a conglomerate of wellness products and Practices, and is a sought-after media spokesperson in Holistic Wellness.
She is an ACSM accredited Fitness Expert (international gold standard for elite fitness professionals). Cutting-edge strength & conditioning, athletic coaching, yoga and movement therapy are her primary fitness modalities.
A vibrant thought-leader in women's health and holistic empowerment, Sindhujaa is a poignant speaker and writer. She believes in an artistic, soulful approach to life and work, and is a published poet.
She has a background in PR & Corporate Diplomacy for Fortune 500 firms (certified by University of London) and is currently at the helm of multiple business ventures, including organic agriculture products, lifestyle products, education and public health projects.
Dr. Vishwas R Puttige
Business Head, AMACE Solutions
An alumnus of PESIT, armed with an engineering degree in Electronics and Communications, with masters in systems Engineering from Australian National University and Doctoral degree from Australian Defence Force Academy heads AMACE solutions, Sister concern of Ace Micromatic. Amace is into Additive manufacturing which is a new emerging trend that is transforming how products are designed, produced and serviced in the manufacturing industry
Mr. U S Mahender, CEO, HATTI KAAPI
Mr. Mahender is the founder CEO of Hatti Kaapi, a fast-growing South Indian filter coffee chain based out of Bengaluru. He.is a first generation entrepreneur who is also into coffee trading. He is from a coffee grower’s family in Hassan and had the courage to become an entrepreneur as well the resolve to stay put and start from scratch after his first business suffered very big challenges after making profits initially.
Mr. Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam
Giri 'Pickbrain' Balasubramanium is the founder and chief executive officer of Greycaps claimed to be India's largest on stage quizzing and knowledge service provider. He is nicknamed Pickbrain. Giri has an MBA in Media Management and a master's degree in Gandhian Philosophy and Thought. Giri is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He started his career in 1992, with The Economic Times, and was later part of the team responsible for successful relaunch of The Bangalore Edition of the Times of India in 1996. He then worked with Walt Disney group for three years before serving as the youngest Vice-President in-charge of Content and Strategy for Indiainfo. Thereafter, he founded Quizbrain.com, in 1999 and later launched his own company Greycaps India Pvt. Ltd..
Performer Mr. Sumukh Ravishankar
A Professional freestyle percussionist performing is for self satisfaction and not for any name or fame is what he believes in. He plays various percussion instruments such as drums, djembe, Cajon, conga, bongo, and offcourse the legendary Indian Percussions Listening to him play is an absolute bliss!
As a child, he grew up performing in many theatre acts and interest towards music developed quite naturally!
He's now one of the most recognised musicians of the South India. He plays for most of the familiar faces in the industry.
Dr. B Jayashree , Chandan Shetty, Ananya bhat , to name a few. He also takes classes to train budding musicians.
Mr. Mayandi Karunanithi
Mr. Mayandi Karunanithi is a 2017 Regional winner of "Ha Ha Hunt" competition organised by BITS PILANI HYDERABAD. He has performed in all major cities across the country and have done 300+ shows(Public shows , Private parties, College Festival and Corporate shows) till date.