H.S. Jamadagni is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE, formerly Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He received Masters and PhD degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IISc. He was the chairman of DESE during 1996 â€“ 2009. He teaches in the areas of embedded systems, communication networks, wireless sensor networks, and VLSI design. His current research work is in application of DSP in communication systems, application of IT in health care, conservation and development, as well as computing architectures for high-speed wireless networks. He has active and vibrant collaboration with several Industries including Intel, TI, Boeing, Xilinx, and Freescale and educational institutions such as EPFL, Switzerland. He has many publications in areas of his work.
Nagesh Singh is an entrepreneur with multiple businesses that focus on education. Foundation for Innovation and Collaborative Education (FICE) delivers ubiquitous, high quality, experiential learning to children and youth. FICE works with leading engineering colleges around India and help them enhance the entrepreneurial ability and employability of students. FICE has adopted more than 40 villages around India - through schools there - that now leverage technology to improve their lives especially when it comes to education, healthcare and sanitation. Sapience Consulting works with more than 2000 Tier-2 engineering schools in India on curriculum upgrade and faculty development. MakeSense Labs develops new content and service delivery platforms in the area of Data Analytics and Machine Learning. University Central works with leading US universities and helps them take their formal and non formal programs to global markets. Nagesh worked with several leading Indian and multinational technology companies before starting his entrepreneurial journey. He lives in Gurgaon, India.
Pradeep Gnanapragasam is an astute sales and business professional with versatile and enriched 11+ years of experience across an array of products and industries. Prior to joining FICE he was part of the business development team at HP India and Wipro. Pradeep possess specializes in enterprise sales, business development and customer relationship management. He holds an engineering degree with specialization in Information Technology and Masters from IIM Bangalore. Pradeep is based in Bangalore, India.
Sanjay Sebastian was the Managing Director of Colossians Knowledge Company Pvt Ltd for five years before joining FICE & Edunet. The company owned and operated two of the very well established educational brands in city of Bangalore. One of the brand dealt with the K12 education space where he has had a decade plus long stint which focused on pre engineering and medical entrance coaching for class 8 to 12 aspirants with multiple branches across the city besides strategic tie-ups with top Junior Colleges, while the other brand envisioned, trained and equipped eclectic student community inclined in the area of interior and fashion designing by offering Graduate & Post Graduate Diploma & Degree programs. He has been instrumental in building both the brands and his passion for nurturing and mentoring young minds has kept him going for more than a decade and half now. His area of expertise has been in business strategy, operations, people management. He vouches in the adage that “one’s attitude determines one’s altitude”. He is based in Bangalore, India.
Suryender is a post graduate in electronics and communication engineering with more than 7 years of experience in end-to-end technical solution development through design thinking, problem validation by empathizing, forming strategies leading to proof of concept-(POC) development and product definition.
As a student, he co-founded the “Robotics and Intelligent Systems Community” a non-profit organization, which enriches the technical and entrepreneurial skills of engineering students, enabling development of innovative solutions. A staunch believer in the principles of learning, implementation and sharing, he has delivered over a 100 workshops and seminars on embedded systems, the Internet of Things, data analytics, Machine learning, and HPC where he has engaged with more than 5000 participants, nurturing their technical and entrepreneurial skills through unprecedented interactions.
Over the years he has guided and mentored innovations across domains like renewable energy-based vehicles, smart platforms, water/power quality monitoring and retail solutions. He has also served as a mentor in renowned events such as Electric Solar Vehicle Championship (ESVC) and Indo Asian Solar Challenge (IASC) Asia’s largest renewable energy-based vehicle challenge, and numerous Innovation and Rapid prototyping camps. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Vaibhav is a Senior Program Manager with Edunet Foundation and leads the program implementation team. He handles multiple client projects, all focused on post secondary and higher education. He has worked with leading technology companies like Texas Instruments in the past and is proficient in dealing with large and complex projects. Vaibhav is based in Bangalore, India.