Ankit Vengurlekar is the Anchor of award winning Technology Shows – Tech Guru and Tech Toyz (now SWITCH) on Network18. He is also a Photographer, Trained Chef, Yoga teacher and River Rafting enthusiast.
Along with her role at ORF, Mahima is the India correspondent for Index on Censorship, a UK based magazine that focuses on freedom of expression issues. She has also written for The Indian Express, Sunday Guardian, and Wall Street Journal and produced documentaries that have aired on PBS, Al Jazeera and CCTV. Earlier in 2012, she was awarded the Emerging Leaders fellowship by the Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia, where she wrote and presented a paper on digital inclusion in India.
Karuna Nain is the Public Policy Programs Manager at Facebook based in Delhi, India, where she works on the Politics and Government outreach and safety. She previously worked at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi where she served as a Program Manager in the Public Affairs Section. During her tenure, she was responsible for successfully developing and maintaining the outreach strategy for U.S. Government exchange program alumni in India and Bhutan.
After a short stint at Video Volunteers where she trained young people from underprivileged background in using media for empowerment, Ms.Nair joined MTV EXIT – End Exploitation and Trafficking, a media awareness campaign against human trafficking. She continues to work there as the Campaign Manager for South Asia region. Utilising the power and influence of music, film, and celebrities, the campaign has produced award-winning On Air, On-The-Ground, and online components, that have successfully reached and educated over 20 million people since its launch 2004.
Sairee Chahal is the CEO of SHEROES, Co Founder of Fleximoms and recently convened – SHEROES Summit – India’s first large format, Opportunity Scape for women – initiatives committed to connecting women with their careers.Fleximoms www.fleximoms.inis a career destination for women in India and helps connect businesses with female talent. Sairee is a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012, a TED speaker, Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business 2012 and has been featured on shows like Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want.
Soumya Sarkar is National Editor in Mint, a sister publication of the Hindustan Times published in partnership with the Wall Street Journal. He has been working in Media and Communications for over two decades and was previously with The Times of India, The Indian Express Group, the Telegraph and the Down to Earth magazine. He has also worked as development and communications consultant with organizations that include the World Bank and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Mr.Vikaas Bagri, Social Media Evangelist
Mr.Bagri has been a social media evangelist within the Government of India last 2-3 years; was responsible for driving all the social media initiatives at the Adviser to Prime Minister’s office (Sam Pitroda’s office), National Innovation Council and the social media around the 12th Plan for the Planning Commission (including conducting GoI’s 1st ever Hackthon, Hangout and Twitter Conference).
Ms.Jyotika Malhotra, Senior Knowledge Manager, Blogworks.in
Jyotika Malhotra is a Senior knowledge manager, Insights at Blogworks, a marketing, communication and research services company, and one of India’s most respected social media consulting firms. Jyotika’s role at Blogworks involves leveraging social listening tools for research and insights and environment mapping on the social web.
Osama Manzar is a convert social entrepreneur spearheading the mission to overcome the informationbarrier between India’s rural sector, and the so-called developed society, through Digital EmpowermentFoundation (DEF) – the not-for-profit organization founded to accomplish the mission. He is a Member,Working Group, Internet Governance Forum of Ministry of Communication & IT and was a Member, Task Force on Growth of IT, ITES & Electronics HW Manufacturing Industry, Ministry of Comm & IT, India.