Nobel Laurete in Chemistry, 2009
Inventor of the USB technology
Founder and CEO, rediff.com
CEO, The Dabbawalas
Jean-Baptiste Kempf is the president of VideoLAN, a non-profit organization which develops software for playing video and other media formats. He is one of the lead developers of the open source VLC media player.
He has a M.S. in Computer Architecture from Université Paris-Sud inthe LRIfaculty, and a M.S. in Engineering from the École Centrale Paris.Having attained proficiency in programming, he is a maintainer of numerous open source libraries and has worked on or led most VideoLAN related projects, including VLC for desktop, the relicensing of libVLC, the ports to mobile operating systems, and various multimedia libraries like libdvdcss or libbluray.
Jean-Baptiste has also been working in various video-related startups, and founded VideoLabs, a company focusing on open source multimedia technologies.
One of the most revered global scientific personalities, Ada Yonath, despite being born in an underprivileged family did not compromise on her education and attained PhD degree in the field of Chemistry and subsequently, committed herself to the study of the structure and function of the ribosome.
She has made a massive contribution in the field of chemistry, introducing the innovative techniques in cryo bio-crystallography for enabling ribosomal crystallography. For the same, she was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009. With this, she became the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel Prize, the first woman from the Middle East to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences, and the first woman in 45 years to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
She also holds the directorship of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
"I don't do these things for money, I did this to bring about change, and it's not very often that somebody gets a chance to bring about this big a change." is what Ajay Bhatt, Intel's Chief Systems Technologist, who's largely responsible for inventing the USB technology, had to say when asked about the technology that could have earned him millions.
Coming from modest backgrounds, Bhatt, after completing his graduation from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, received his master's degree from The City University of New York, United States. Bhatt joined Intel in 1990 as a senior staff architect on the chipset architecture team in Folsom and since then has helped define and develop several widely used technologies, including USB(Universal Serial Bus), AGP(Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express, Platform Power management architecture and various chipset improvements.
He holds one hundred and thirty-two U.S. and international patents, and several others are in various stages of filing. In 1998, 2003 and 2004, Bhatt was nominated to take part in a Distinguished Lecture Series at leading universities in the United States and Asia. He received an Achievement in Excellence Award for his contribution in PCI Express specification development in 2002. Intel's Chief I/O architect responsible for the platform and I/O interconnects directions, Bhatt also leads definition and development of the next-generation Client Platform architecture.
Ajit Balakrishnan does not resemble the typical media version of a dotcom entrepreneur. He does not wear jeans to work, or live in Silicon Valley, and he set up his first business in 1973 – almost a decade before the personal computer was invented. Yet now the 62-year-old is best known as the founder of Rediff.com, an Indian social media website. Roughly a third of India’s internet users come to Rediff every day, mainly for its e-mail service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University Of Kerela and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management with Master in Business studies (MBA) from IIM [Indian Institute of Management] Calcutta. He had started his entrepreneurial venture with Rediffusion, an advertising firm now known as Rediffusion DY&R.
Ajit Balakrishnan is also a popular writer. His masterpiece, The Wave Rider: A Chronicle of the Information Age, speaks volumes of his insights into the waves of changes involving industrial and technological revolutions shaping the modern world. Apart from all this Ajit Balakrishnan has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta for two five-year terms ending in March 2017. He presently serves on the Governing Council of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC.). He was named as the Chairman Emeritus of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
Since 1890, dressed in white outfit and traditional Gandhi Cap, a Mumbai Army of 5,000 Dabbawalas has been fulfilling the hunger of almost 200,000 Mumbaikar with home-cooked food that is lug between home and office daily. Dr. Pawan Agrawal is the CEO of this massive scale supply chain management. He is also the Founder & President of Kamalabai Educational and Charitable Trust, Mumbai. An International Motivational Speaker, Author, Educationist, Business Consultant and Successful Entrepreneur, he has delivered numerous sessions worldwide. His clients include fortune 500 companies & top Educational Institutes like TEDx, Cadbury, SAP ,Volvo, Honda, HCL, HSBC, Maruti Suzuki, Vodafone, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, to name a few.
He inspires and encourages people, making them realize their true potential. He has given several talks around India, as well as in various countries in Asia and Africa and beyond the Pacific in the United States and the United Kingdom.
His 30 years of research, understanding and experience have helped people on the path of personal growth and organizational fulfilment. He has also been invited as Guest speaker & Key note speaker to many organizations.
Panel Discussion : Cryptocurrency
One of India’s best Ethical hackers.Founder & Director at Techdefence Labs.Solved more than 18 cyber crime cases including phishing case and the biggest data theft case.Played instrumental role in solving Ahmedabad Serial Bomb blasts case happened on 26/7/08.Played instrumental role in solving 26/11 Mumbai Bombings.
The Man who brought Bitcoin revolution to Billions. CEO, Co-Founder Unocoin - India's most popular Bitcoin wallet Software industry entrepreneur and professional with 8 years of experience in running technology startups in virtual reality and virtual currency. Did his masters from Melbourne Business School
Mr. Mohit Chawla is a venture capitalist and fundraiser. He is the managing director of Bimtek Group's family office. He is also an advisor to Equis Funds Group, which is Asia's largest in infrastructure and renewable energy.
Vishal Nigam is the co-founder/CEO of Blockstein, an end to end blockchain focused company. Blockstein is focused on developing products over Blockchain Technology which includes the Supply Chain, Identify Verification, Document Signing. Vishal is also serving as the Chairman of Indian Blockchain Council. Vishal comes with an extensive background on Blockchain Technology. Vishal is global speaker on blockchain technology. He has been working and designing products which can leverage Blockchain Technology and efficiently solve the problems also at the same time reduces the cost for the companies. Vishal is very well versed with various frameworks which includes Ethereum, Hyper Ledger, Fabric, Iroha, Indy, Chainscript etc. Vishal has trained more than 1200+ hours on Blockchain Technology globally to help the audience understand the technology and how to leverage it .
Cryptocurrency is one of the most trending and burning topics in the modern day world of technology and finance. With the values of Bitcoins rocketing every few days and new currencies like Ripple popping up, it is quintessential that engineering students have enough knowledge about these developments. A comprehensive understanding of the merits and loopholes of the concept of cryptocurrency must be present in the minds of students. Such a panel discussion ensures this. Membered by a Bitcoin wllet CEO, a cyber security expert and an ethical hacker, the panel guarantees an unbiased discussion which will bring out the finest details that go into the working of the cryptocurrency world.