Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist and author of the best-selling book, '2014: The Election that Changed India'. With 26 years of journalistic experience in print and TV, Sardesai was managing editor of the NDTV network before he set up the IBN 18 network with channels like CNN IBN as founder editor. He began his career with the Times of India and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26. He is presently a consulting editor with the India Today Group and anchors a prime time show on India Today.
S.D. Shibulal (Shibu) along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys in 1981. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys from 2011 – 2014. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Shibu served as Chief Operating Officer from 2007 - 2011.
Shibu is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals and the Co-chair of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) National Committee on IT, ITES and e-Commerce.
A serial entrepreneur, Vineet’s strengths lie in envisioning and implementing large sized complex projects and building up global organizations. His strong emphasis on generating clean energy led to the creation of AVAADA. As Welspun Energy’s Founder & Managing Director, Vineet had built India’s largest solar portfolio of ~1 GW capacities; thereby creating enormous value for stakeholders and investors; and successfully exited the venture with a sale to Tata Power.
Market Innovator of Walnut
Senior Lecturer New Zealand School of Education
Dr. Jim Phillips
Professor ,Northeastern State University
Dr. Jim Phillips has guided strategic planning conferences for organizations and communities and conducted research in self-leadership, soft skills development, and cross-cultural management.
T R Sarathy
Vice President – Corporate Banking at HDFC Bank India.