Strategic Design & Team Leader | NetGuru
Olga Andrzejewska is a Strategic Design & Team Leader at Netguru in Poland. She excels in problem-solving, strategic thinking, and working collaboratively with designers, developers, and solution architects to bring digital solutions to the market. Olga's proud achievement includes participating in a Hackathon and creating a mobile app to educate young people about fake news and misinformation.
Co-Founder of Tech4Good
Shemeer Babu is a co-founder of Tech4Good, with over 12 years of experience in leadership, team building, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and technology for social good. Shemeer is proud of Tech4Good Labs' work in partnering with change-makers to address societal issues, engaging all stakeholders, and implementing simple tech solutions to serve communities better while also nurturing tech talent through their Tech4Good Fellowship.
Vice President of Growth & Partnerships | eGov Foundation
Varun Basu is the Vice President of Growth and Partnerships at eGov Foundation, known for his ability to make interesting concepts market-viable and rebuild ideas that faced execution challenges. In his recent engagement, Varun revitalized the sales strategy and operations of a start-up, resulting in new accounts, cost savings, and improved product availability for thousands of daily users.
Strategic Program & Interim Manager | Move Beyond
Geuko Bosker is a Strategic Program & Interim Manager at Move Beyond, with previous experience at NTT DATA. He excels in international business, ICT leadership, innovation, post-merger integration, emerging technologies, and business transformation. Geuko's notable achievement includes spearheading an award-winning innovation project involving the implementation of a farming robot platform across multiple global locations.
Director of Product Management | Microsoft
Siddhartha Chaturvedi is a Director of Product Management at Microsoft with a vast experience in health tech. He co-founded Tathaastu Social Initiative in India, which leveraged predictive analysis to improve health outcomes in rural India. He also led the development of Microsoft Premonition, a biothreat detection system for the epidemic prediction that has been recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company in 2021 and has generated an ARR of over 10 million USD.
Associate Director at TriSector Associates
Sikai Chen, an associate director at TriSector Associates and Acumen Foundry member in Singapore, specializes in impact evaluation, social finance, and exit strategies. He played a crucial role in developing the Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) Platform, catalyzing $3.2M in private capital for 20 impact organizations. Sikai takes pride in structuring a Youth Mental Wellbeing Social Impact Bond, addressing a critical issue of our generation.
Managing Partner | Kerney Partners
Herve Courtier is the Managing Partner at Kerney Partners, with extensive experience in leading large Software R&D teams and serving as a board member for various B2B companies. He has also provided senior advisory services to notable private equity firms. Herve takes pride in achievements such as completing a company's software portfolio rewrite within a year and successfully integrating diverse software solutions and teams.
Managing Director | Nanoheal
Sabyasachi Das is the Managing Director at Nanoheal, bringing over 15 years of experience from Hewlett-Packard. He possesses various skills and expertise, including delivery, portfolio management, sales and marketing, strategy, and business operations. Sabyasachi is proud of his achievements in setting up centre operations, driving growth, managing P&Ls, building client relationships, and leading global teams.
President | Tara Consulting Inc.
Firoz Dosani is the President of Tara Consulting Inc and has worked at McKinsey & Company. Some of his strengths include team-building, coaching leadership teams, innovative thinking, and strategic expertise. Firoz has made notable contributions to education, revamping the focus and improving the quality of education for thousands of children in India. He has also worked on transitioning children from lower-tier to higher-tier schools and extensively studied the challenges in the public education system.
Principal and Head | Industry 4.0 Centre of Excellence at Infosys
Nampuraja Enose is a Principal and Head of the Industry 4.0 Centre of Excellence at Infosys in Finland. He specialises in leading technology-led innovation and leveraging Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to reshape industrial economies. Nampuraja is actively involved in global initiatives such as the World Economic Forum's 'Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains' and has contributed to developing the Industry 4.0 Maturity Index.
Michal Filip Kowalik
Director and Head | Twilio.org, International | Twilio Inc
Michal Filip Kowalik is the Director and Head of Twilio.org International at Twilio Inc in the UK. He excels in building a customer engagement platform numerous businesses use and translating commercial customer engagement solutions into the social impact space.
Digital and Technology Transformation Expert
Michael Fuchs is a digital transformation expert with two decades of experience. He helps clients optimize their business models and operating models for digital success. Michael has successfully supported a tech startup in securing significant financing for its sustainable cooling technology, addressing the energy demands of data centres. He aims to contribute to the teams' journeys by enhancing their thinking and resolving key issues.
Associate Partner | CIVITTA
Arda Gürtuna is an Associate Partner at CIVITTA, specialising in Strategy and Management in Spain. He has a strong personal interest in social issues, particularly those concerning women, children, and youth. Arda has actively supported a young orphan's education and volunteered with Ambitious Africa, assisting in securing funding, establishing an accelerator hub, and mentoring young entrepreneurs focused on water access, education, and health.
Senior Specialist, Research Network | S&P Global Market Intelligence
Agha Hamza is a Senior Specialist in the Research Network at S&P Global Market Intelligence and a Member of the Management Board at the World Summit Awards in Pakistan. He is a former founder, innovation manager, and trained venture capitalist with expertise in managing the startup lifecycle, building partnerships, and optimising operational management. He has successfully led the Educational Innovation Program at UK-Aid
Principal Technology Architect | Infosys
Jitendra Jain is a Principal Technology Architect at Infosys with expertise in cloud, user experience, integration, and enterprise-level architectural consulting. He is a digital transformation leader with innovative thinking and a solid technical mindset. He started the TechCohere Chapter in Jaipur, Gurgaon, and the Indore Development Centres of Infosys to bring architects, technologists, content, events, platforms, and initiatives together.
Founder & Principal | Onefinity Labs
Manish Jain is the Founder & Principal at Onefinity Labs, specialising in virtual/fractional CTO services and tech advisory to CTOs. With diverse experience in fintech and e-commerce, Manish excels in transforming visions into scalable tech-enabled products and defining Minimum Viable Architectures.
Senior Principal Technology Architect | Infosys
Mohit Jain is a Senior Principal Technology Architect at Infosys in India, specialising in Java, J2EE, Identity Management, and Portals. He leads the practice-wide initiative on 'Secure by Design,' which aims to integrate cybersecurity as an integral part of technology delivery from the design stage.
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation at Foundation Botnar
Siddhartha Jha, an on-demand advisor from Switzerland, specializes in artificial intelligence and digital innovation at Fondation Botnar. He has a talent for connecting dots and is known for his inquisitive nature and for creating generative spaces. Siddhartha has made significant contributions to the field, including inventing a patented algorithm used in modern hearing aids.
Senior Technologist | Infosys
Deepthi Karnam, a senior technologist at Infosys in India, possesses a unique blend of experiences from both the tech and social work domains. She has worked on scalable social tech platforms in collaboration with the government, gaining a deep understanding of the national tech stack and platform engineering.
Leadership Coach and Partner | Reflexion
Ajay Kelkar is a Leadership Coach & Partner at Reflexion, with a background as the ex-CMO at HDFC and Shoppers' Stop. He brings a unique combination of skills from both structured corporate environments and entrepreneurial setups, encompassing logical thinking, agility, and the ability to navigate ambiguity. Ajay works with senior leaders undergoing transitions, helping them overcome limiting beliefs and leverage their internal resources.
Chief Technologist | Samagra
Rahul Kelkarni is the Chief Technologist at Samagra and previously held the Head of Product Management position at Google. He strongly believes in the capabilities of individuals and teams, focusing on capability building rather than outsourcing. He started his own venture called DoNew, which is a mentoring initiative.
Managing Principal at Strategy to Outcome LLC
TV Kumaresh, a Managing Principal at Strategy to Outcome LLC in the USA, possesses superpowers in strategy, innovation, and digital experience, with a talent for problem-solving and structuring solutions. Throughout his career, he has successfully led business portfolio shifts, facilitated transformations in the real estate industry, and contributed to setting comprehensive learning agendas.
Engagement Manager | Sattva Consulting
Abhishek Modi is an Engagement Manager at Sattva Consulting, specialising in Strategy and Management. With a focus on problem-solving, cross-sector expertise and embraces platform thinking, Abhishek has played a pivotal role in establishing and leading a knowledge practice in the emerging field of Digital public infrastructure, goods, and platforms. He has also contributed to the growth of Sattva's CSR Advisory Practice and successfully managed the development of internal initiatives like Shift and KNO.
Senior Technologist and Data Scientist at Infosys
Venugopal Rajaraman, a senior technologist and data scientist at Infosys, excels in tech architecture, prototyping ideas, software engineering, and data management. He is proud of his ability to build machine learning-powered products and enjoys utilizing open-source tools and technologies
Jagdeesh Rao Puppala
Founder | FES (Foundation for Ecological Security)
Jagdeesh Rao Puppala, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of FES (Foundation for Ecological Security) brings 35 years of experience in addressing poverty and environmental degradation through a systems thinking approach. Currently involved in designing the 'Common Ground' initiative, Jagdeesh aims to address climate change, economic opportunities, and inequalities through collaborative action.
Head of Digital X at UNDP Global
Michael Rios is the Head of Digital X at UNDP, a former social entrepreneur, and an on-demand advisor. He specializes in creating platforms for large target groups and assisting social entrepreneurs with improving their pitches. With his social enterprise, 17 Triggers, he has worked on over 100 projects in various countries, focusing on areas such as health, sanitation, climate, and financial inclusion.
Vijay Sai Pratap
Co-Founder and CEO of Gram Vaani
Vijay Sai Pratap, co-founder and CEO of Gram Vaani, is a visionary leader with expertise in business development and ICT interventions. He has successfully built a federated network of community media platforms for social change, serving millions of users across India and beyond.
Social Entrepreneur and Consultant
Shivananda Salgame, a social entrepreneur and consultant from India, has been actively involved in citizen-centric projects, particularly in the realm of technology-enabled government initiatives. Notably, he contributed to developing the National Teacher Platform, reaching over 15 million users, and operationalised the program Nemmadi, delivering government services to 30 million citizens across Karnataka. His EdTech startup, Guru-G, also successfully implemented digital solutions in schools across multiple states.
Software Engineer | Zerodha
Satyajit Sarangi is a software engineer with 15 years of experience and is currently working at Zerodha. He possesses the strength of bringing clarity and technological feasibility to ideas. He takes pride in his work at Zerodha and the tech culture they have fostered, which actively supports and champions various social causes.
Growth & Digital Transformation Professional | GAP
Gaurav Shah is a Growth & Digital Transformation professional at GAP, with previous experience at BASF and McKinsey & Company. He is really proficient in developing strategic solutions for sustainable business scaling, leveraging his international experience and industry network. Gaurav specialises in growth strategy, digitalisation, organisational development, and procurement & supply chain.
Head of Digital Public Goods and Infrastructure | ThoughtWorks
Vinod Shankaranarayanan, the Head of Digital Public Goods and Infrastructure at ThoughtWorks India brings extensive corporate experience and a deep understanding of scaling technology for public good. He has successfully built a business unit focused on impacting 5 billion people, demonstrating the ability to punch above their weight within ThoughtWorks.
CEO | Coachfluence
Shamal Shivshanker, the CEO of Coachfluence in South Africa, brings extensive experience in consulting, strategy, and technology consulting. Shamal was pivotal in commercialising Lifechoices Coding Academy, an NGO providing coding training and internships to underprivileged high school leavers.
Director | Arghyam
Manu Srivastava is a seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in delivering technology solutions for social impact. As the ex-Vice President of Service Delivery at eGovernments Foundation, he played a pivotal role in revolutionizing urban governance in India and improving service delivery for over 2.5 crore citizens. Currently, as Director at Arghyam, he supports the organization's mission to empower citizens through the effective use of platforms and technology.
Associate Vice President & Senior Principal Technology Architect | Infosys
Viral Thakkar, an Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Technology Architect at Infosys is a value-driven leader known for his expertise in continuous learning and innovation. With his grass-root technology innovation and passion for driving change, he founded the "Techzooka Technology Next" platform at Infosys. He actively represents himself on various technology platforms and co-authors the book "DevOps Tools from Practitioner's Viewpoint”.
Head of TechForGood at NASSCOM
Vishal Thakur, the Head of TechForGood at NASSCOM, is a creative and attentive leader who excels at problem-solving and making a positive impact. He has established various social enterprises and platforms such as Askaclass, Vedic Hindi School, FutureEpoch, ShoppersGreed.com, and ClassesonTV.
Senior Strategic Design Consultant | NetGuru
Natalia Urbańska is a Senior Strategic Design Consultant/Service Designer at Netguru in Poland. She is extremely good at written storytelling, plan setting, ideation, and facilitation. Natalia has been involved in a self-driven project called Rethinking Education, addressing challenges faced by the Polish education system during the pandemic.
Simon Vanstone, an independent consultant from the UK, excels in simplifying complex data and generating innovative ideas through collaborative efforts. With diverse work experiences, including tutoring, bartending, and consulting, he easily connects with people from different backgrounds.