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Revathi Kasturi - Founder & CEO, LAQSH

Revathi Kasturi
Founder & CEO, LAQSH

Ms. Revathi Kasturi is an Entrepreneur, heading LAQSH Job Skills Academy, Bengaluru, a Company focused on employability skills and on bridging the talent gap. Building world class skills in employees is the key to higher productivity, strong growth and a sustainable business. LAQSH engages with all the stakeholders including students, academia, governments and corporates to deliver solutions and transform the skills landscape.

Ms.Revathi Kasturi was earlier the Managing Director of Novell West Asia responsible for building the Novell business in the region. Prior to this she was Founder & President of Tarang Software Technologies, a SEI CMM Level 5 Global IT services company focused on e-learning and payment systems. Before her entrepreneurial stint Ms.Kasturi worked with Wipro Technologies where she was the Chief Executive - Finance Solutions Division.

Ms.Kasturi has over 34 years of experience in the IT Industry and has led businesses engaged in Enterprise Software Development, Systems Integration, Customer Support as well as IT hardware.

Ms. Kasturi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

Ms. Kasturi has been a speaker on various subjects related to Technology, Leadership, Education, Skills & Entrepreneurship at both International and local forums.

A former board member of NASSCOM Executive Council, she is also a charter member of TIE Bangalore and is passionate about fostering entrepreneurship amongst women.

She is a Director on the board of VA TECH WABAG LIMITED (A listed company in the Water space) and Terrier ( a company in the Security space).

Radha Shelat - Vice President & General Manager, Evergrid India

Radha Shelat
CEO, Nevis Networks

Dr. Radha Shelat has over 22 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and professional manager in leading hitech companies developing cutting edge enterprise software solutions. Currently CEO at Nevis Networks, her prior assignments have been with Librato Software as founder India operations, CTO for Symantec India & Veritas India. Radha is acknowledged as a technical leader and great motivator. She is passionate about skilling. Radha holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, and has taught and consulted at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Dr. M P Ravindra - Advisor-Education and Research for Infosys Technologies Limited and Executive Director(India) of Indo US collaboration for Engineering Education

Dr. M P Ravindra
Advisor-Education and Research for Infosys Technologies Limited and Executive Director(India) of Indo US collaboration for Engineering Education

Dr. M P Ravindra has 35 years of experience working in academia, Government and Industry. He has held a variety of senior management positions in the government of India, big three IT firms Wipro, HCL Tech and Infosys . He was instrumental in scaling the education initiatives at Infosys. Responsible for training and inducting over 50000 engineering and science graduates into the Infosys. He strongly believes in academic leadership and role of the systems and processes in education management and delivery to scale and make higher education available to all those who have the will and inclination. The innovative and one of the most successful Industry- Institution programs named Campus Connect was conceptualized and championed by him. This program has caught the imagination of smaller countries in Americas and APAC apart from close to 550 engineering colleges in tier 2 and 3 towns in India. He has worked as the Joint Chairman of the All India Board of IT of AICTE, Member- Task force of the NKC, Advisor to ISTE, and Founding Member of the Executive Council of IUCEE, Member of the Advisory Board of Ministry of IT for DOEACC and several such committees of the Government and Autonomous bodies looking into excellence in engineering education. He also was the Chairman of the CII Task force on higher education policy which brought out a strong recommendation for introduction of an independent accreditation authority for all higher education. This is under consideration I MHRD. Dr M.P. Ravindra received his Pd. D from IISc B'lore, in 1974. He is currently the founding Vice Chancellor of Manipal International University in KL, Malaysia and in the process of creating an international class university that intends to create globally suitable graduates in a wide variety of interdisciplinary areas.