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Himanshu Tayal

Himanshu Tayal is a Sr. Consultant at Hole-in-the-Wall Education Limited (HiWEL). He has over 15 years experience in e-Learning, Instructional Design, Web and other Software development. Currently, he is involved in Solution Design at HiWEL. His interests include UX design, specially interfaces for children, and Intelligent interfaces.

Incorporated in 2001 initiated as a joint venture between the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of The World Bank Group, and NIIT, a global IT and education company, Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd. (HiWEL) was set up to research and propagate the idea of Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). It is a cost effective, unique non-invasive and collaborative learning approach which uses an open playground setting to encourage children to explore and learn and in the process makes learning joyful and effective.

Joylita Saldanha

Janaagraha

Ms Saldanha has a BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Manipal University and MS in Engineering Management from University of Southern California.
Ms Joylita Saldanha is the Product Manager for Janaagraha's Online Products, I Paid a Bribe and I Change My City. I Paid a Bribe aims to quantify petty corruption by understanding the role of bribery in public service delivery. The goal of I Change my City is to have a platform for the people of Bangalore to connect with each other and with their elected representatives and civic agencies.

Founded in 2001 by Ramesh Ramanathan and Swati Ramanathan, Janaagraha started as a movement to enable citizen participation in public governance.It has now evolved into a robust institution for Citizenship and Democracy. Janaagraha envisions Urban India as the flywheel for India's social, economic and political transformation.

 

Arnab Basu

Partner, PwC

Mr Arnab Basu is an engineering graduate from Jadavpur University and holds a Management degree from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

Mr Basu is part of the Consulting practice and specializes in SAP and is currently leading the PwC India SAP Advisory practice for all domestic and international markets. He has extensive domestic and international consulting experience in diverse fields like Project and Program Management, Financial Process Analysis & Design, Client Relationships, Team Building, Business Development, and IT governance.

P K Singh

CEO, Durgapur Steel Plant

P K Singh is a distinguished alumnus of IIT, Roorkee in metallurgical engineering. He took over the reins of Durgapur Steel Plant from May, 2012. Under his able leadership the plant is witnessing a surge in production and has entered into a record breaking spree in production and other performance parameters.

With his right blend of technical expertise and leadership abilities, he has the unique quality of keeping his calm composure and focused attention while negotiating problems and formulating pro-active solutions.

A firm believer in employee empowerment and nurturing talents, Mr Singh has undergone various specialized training programs in India and abroad. He had his training on operations management in Austria and has undergone training on advanced management in UK and France.

Rangan Varadan

CEO and founder MicroGraam

Rangan holds a Doctorate degree in Finance from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Graduate of Cost & Works Accountants of India. His experience in the financial services domain is extensive, and encompasses the areas of securities trading, investment management, risk management, and economic modeling.

Rangan headed the Banking & Capital Markets domain consulting group at Infosys.

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