Head - India & S.E. Asia, edX
Amit Goyal is currently heading edX for India & South East Asia. edX is the world’s largest non-profit E-Learning portal founded by MIT & Harvard University. Prior to edX, Amit use to head Education Solutions Business for Samsung India and has launched various education mobility products, the likes of what we see as Byju App today.
Amit Goyal holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford Brookes University – Oxford, and has led various executive roles in leading Technology companies globally. He is a firm believer of frugal innovation and was also known as the man behind launching the worlds’ cheapest Tablet PC Aakash – A project commissioned by Government of India.
Founding Member- SINE, IIT Bombay
Poyni Bhatt is a qualified legal and compliance professional, turned to technology business incubation by chance, helping entrepreneurs for over a decade. She has an experience of 3 decades in industry and academia. She is a founding team member of SINE, the technology business incubator at IIT Bombay, and has been managing the incubator since 2004. She has been involved in 100+ start ups incubated at SINE. Several of them have done excellently, some have failed, and most are active and running their businesses very well. SINE has got partial exits of its equity holding in nearly one third of the startups supported by it. Poyni is actively mentoring start-ups and innovators outside SINE as well.
At SINE she has handled several collaborative international programs for innovators and entrepreneurs, most recently with Russia and Switzerland. Prior to SINE, she has corporate experience of over a decade in manufacturing and finance sectors, where she headed secretarial, legal and compliance functions. She had handled IPOs and fund raising, structured corporate M&A deals, and also dealt with various Indian regulators.
She is a member of several Indian government committees on innovation, entrepreneurship and incubation, and also a member on the boards of several incubators in India. She also takes guest lectures on entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ranjit Kumar
Head of Agribusiness Management, ICAR-NAARM
Dr Ranjit started his career as Scientist in the year 2000 at IARI, New Delhi, where he conducted several research study on technology adoption and impact. Also taught and guided post-graduate students in the discipline of Agricultural Economics. In 2007, got selected as Senior Scientist and joined ICAR-IISS, Bhopal. After serving for 3 years, he was transferred to ICAR-NAARM in the Agribusiness Management Division. In 2014, joined ICRISAT (on deputation) and coordinating BMGF-funded project on ‘Village Dynamics studies in South Asia (VDSA)’. Received Biennial Young Scientist Award in Social Science from ICAR, Best Research Paper Award by the Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi and Best Poster Award in 12th Asian Maize Conference, Bangkok.
Dr. Milind Antani
Lead - Pharma & Healthcare, Nishith Desai Associates
Dr. Milind Antani, a renowned surgeon turned lawyer, leads the Pharma & Healthcare practice at multi-skilled, research-based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates where he represents high net-worth clients in matters allied to JVs, M&As, VC and Private Equity investments, Collaborations, Regulatory advice, IP, Licensing and Commercialization. He also leads the Social Sector Practice and represents various global and national foundations in India. Dr. Antani continues as an active participant in helping frame national policies on key impact areas, within the medical field.
He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and prestigious publications related to the Pharma and Healthcare industry including various national as well as international publications. A regular speaker at various prominent forums on Pharma, Medical Devices, Med-Tech & eHealth, Biotech, IP, Clinical trials, Healthcare, CSR and Social Impact Investments.
CEO, Khushi Baby
Ruchit, 25, is the Chief Executive Officer of Khushi Baby. Khushi Baby is a global health, technology non-profit based in Udaipur, India, founded in 2014 out of Yale University. Khushi Baby is a novel, evidence-based platform to track and engage health care at the last mile. Khushi Baby has been used to monitor the health of over 20,000 mothers and infants across 350 villages since launching in 2017.
Ruchit and his team have been recognized by UNICEF, GAVI, Johnson and Johnson, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and the Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology for their innovation. Ruchit also is a third year student at Harvard Medical School and was recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 2016 for Health Care.