Akanksha PundirInnovation DirectorAkanksha’s career has cut across a myriad of areas from copy writing, designing and anchoring TV shows to hard core analysis with the Economist Intelligence Unit.
She also ran a successful PR business early in her career
Akanksha has significant industry experience with Microsoft where she headed up Government Sector Marketing to NASSCOM where she headed up the Pune & Bangalore offices before moving to a central role
She has since focused on Innovation working on the NASSCOM BCG Innovation report as well as being a consultant for Erehwon before starting her own Innovation practice with 9 dot 9:
Her acclaim in this area has led to her being asked to speak at multiple International conferences
Dr Simon HollandCEO»20 years using technology for transformation across Europe the US, Latin America and Asia
»PhD in Chemical Physics
»In Gemini Consulting he was a lead member of the Telecoms and Media Lab and involved in over 40 projects to drive the strategy for:
»Cable & Wireless, BT, Vodafone, Cisco, Nokia etc
»Many of these projects were firsts:
»First ADSL trials in Europe
»First corporate VoIP System Cisco
»WiMax, IPTV, Media Servers
»Product Portfolio Director at Racal Telecoms
»Worked on Supply-Chain Management and New Product Development Processes in US for diverse groups such as Levi’s, Intel & IBM
»Designed & Developed a fore-runner of the modern ERP systems for 3M.
Since 2002 focused on bringing ICTs to bear on the problems faced in agricultural sector:
Worked with NGOs, Agribusinesses and Government to transform agri with ICT
Sub-committee member for the 11th 5 year plan for IT in Agriculture Marketing
UN FAO designed the National Pest & Disease Surveillance system for the government of India.
Rishi ChauhanCreative DirectorRishi founded Dreamscapes, a design agency in 1997
Has creative and film making expertise for about 18 years whilst working with agencies:
J. Walter Thomson, Lintas, Clips Communication
Corporate videos, advertising and brand launches for numerous brands & premier agencies:
H.T.A., Ogilvy & Mather, Mudra & Trikaya Grey
Horlicks, Escorts, Eicher, Hero Motors, Boost, Pepsi, Mirinda,7 UP, Slice, Ruffles, Maggi Noodles
Indal, Triveni Sheet Glass, Carrier Aircon, Panasonic
Brand launches for Modi Xerox, Odopic Wonderwipe, J K Radials, JK Tractor Tyres, Dettol, Ansals, BBC, Catch Mineral Water, Gillette, Oracle, Home TV and BMW
Dreamscapes has been handling accounts:
Pepsico International, The Taj Group of Hotels, Hyatt Regency, Pentair Water Systems, Frito Lays, Xerox India Ltd., The National Geographic Channel, Indiatimes
Utkarsh ShuklaCTOUtkarsh is an IIT Kanpur alumnus with significant experience in using different technology platforms for knowledge transfer, education and business management.
He has worked on a number of projects relating to food and agriculture:
He was a key team member for the design and build of Agropedia the online knowledge repository for information related to agriculture in India. It includes universal meta models and localized content for a variety of users with appropriate interfaces in multiple languages. This national portal, designed as an "agricultural Wikipedia" hosts a wide range of agricultural information on a variety of crops, with an aim to empower farmers with crop information.
Utkarsh has also worked on Simulation and Computation for Agricultural and mechanical Simulations, working with companies such as Nvidia and Fraunhofer Germany
He has also worked on the creation of an aquifer mapping system
There are a number of education and career counseling businesses which he helped to set:
CareerCo, which provides tools and techniques to students and parents to take INFORMED DECISIONS about careers at the School and Graduation Level. eduonweb an education company focused on online education and online counseling Developed interactive gaming technologies deployed on the Tata Interactive platform of TataSky
He has also worked in the area of Enterprise resource planning and supply chain management for various sectors including food and agriculture systems
Utkarsh has also undertaken significant technology consulting projects with a variety of major clients such as:
Boston Consulting Group, Reliance, Union Bank Of India ICICI Bank Goldie Masale Tata Interactive