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 has a distinguished corporate track record in her various roles as the MD of Novell West Asia, Founder of Tarang Software Technologies, and a 17-year stint with Wipro Technologies in various leadership positions the last being Chief Executive - Finance Solutions Division.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.A former board member of NASSCOM Executive Council, she is also a charter member of TIE Bangalore and is passionate about fostering entrepreneurship.
She is an independent Director on the board of VA TECH WABAG LIMITED (http://www.wabag.com) a listed company in the Water space.
A fitness enthusiast who loves mountaineering and an entrepreneur with a restive soul constantly looking for new possibilities that is how she would like to describe herself.
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 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.