SPEAKERS 2019

Bhartesh Shah

Bhartesh Shah

Educator

Dr. Nidhi Ruparelia

Dentist | Innovator | Aspiring Entrepreneur

She is a Dentist and Currently Pursuing Her Masters In Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics At Goenka Research Institute Of Dental Sciences, Gandhinagar. She Completed Her Graduation from College Of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad in 2017.

She Has Presented Papers At Various Zonal And National Conference. Extremely Passionate about Her Field, She Is Willing to Take a Revolutionary Step towards Evolvement and Technological enhancement in Her Field. Through her Idea She Wants To Contribute Something To The Society And Make It Healthier And Better. Also with Keen Interest in Research, Currently Dr. Nidhi is involved in Writing Articles and Conducting Research Studies.

Apart From Being A Dentist, She is also a fitness enthusiast & currently works as an Aerobics & Zumba Trainer.

Shruti Jaiswal

Published Author & Neuroscience Coach

Recently awarded ‘Times Power Woman – Emerging Thought Leader’ by Times Of India and Top 40under40 HR Leaders in India, Shruti is a recognized thought leader in the field of Leadership & Talent associated with this field for nearly seventeen years, with multinationals like Refinitiv, lntel, Thomson Reuters, Aricent, Genpact, Tata Teleservices etc.

Shruti is a Neuroscience results certified coach and a published author of the book – ‘Does Your Net-Work’.

Outside of her corporate job, she is an active external key note speaker, writer and panelist at many renowned forums like TEDx, Gracehopper, World HRD, guest lecturer at premier management institutes and also a mentor to many aspiring professionals.

Other Accolades:

  • Awarded ‘Top 101 Training & Development Minds in India’ by World HRD Congress as a reflection of her professional achievements.
  • Talent & Development Leader Of The Year 2019 by Transformance

Rajas Save

Cyber Security Enthusiast

Rajas is an experienced Information Technology Security Advisor and Penetration Testing enthusiast with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. He has completed a Master of Science (M.S.) focused in Computer Security from Syracuse University, USA. He is skilled in Malware Analysis, Sand-boxing and Incident Response. He has been involved in cyber security research and threat simulations. He has published various blogs and articles related to threat detection techniques, tools and emerging malwares. He has also led multiple security awareness trainings and emerging threat detection seminars.

Vaibhav R. Vyas

Entrepreneur | Shooter | Musician | Animal Lover

Vaibhav R Vyas was born on 12th September 1990 in the city of art and culture, BHAVNAGAR. He did
Masters in Business and Administration (Finance & Entrepreneurship Development ) from Indian Institute
of Planning and Management , New Delhi, India.

He is a second generation businessman. Since 1974 his company is in business of manufacturing
of several kinds of HDPE nets such as fishing net, agriculture net, safety net etc.

Since last 5 years Vaibhav participated at many state level and pre national level shotgun
championships such as open Gujarat shot gun championship, G.V. Mavlankar shotgun championship,
west zone shotgun championship etc. and he developed himself as an shooter.

He is very fond of music. He also did VISHARAD in Tabla.

In the year 2017-18, he was District Rotaract Representative of Rotary International District 3060.

Vaibhav is also nature and animal lover.

Shikha Nag

Entrepreneur | Author | Corporate Trainer

Shikha Nag is the Founder and Director of Indian Academy of Public Speaking. She is a management graduate with corporate work experience across hospitality, tours and travels, education, training and exhibitions industry. The stage has been her first love which she expresses through her efforts in Indian Academy of Public Speaking, corporate presentations & anchoring, motivational speeches, personality & image development.

  • Author of the book “Tear the Fear – 3D Approach to Public Speaking”.
  • Internationally Certified Image Consultant from ICBI & Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA.
  • Ex-President- Bangalore Chapter – Image Management Professional Association (IMPA).
  • Certified soft skills training by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA).
  • Train the trainer certification from National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET).
  • Mrs. India-World 2016, 2nd Runners up.
  • Awarded as Times Power Women 2019 by Times of India
  • Invited as Keynote Speaker and Thought Leader in Women Top 50 Conference 2019 in Srilanka, BIOCON 2018,CII, WEFT 2019 future women leader and many more.

Mikul Patel

Entrepreneur | Mental Health Activist

Mikul is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Roorkee. In the past, he co-founded a logistics venture and worked as software engineer at Qualcomm. Mikul once found suicide note of his friend, and from there onwards he joined the wellness cell of IIT and later decided to help the community by starting Moodcafe, which is a digital mental health startup that provides a safe space to express your emotions and feel better.

Kinjal Shah

Educator | Social Worker

For most of us 30 year olds are synonymous with taking toddler steps in their career, partying hard and leading a care free life. Not Kinjal shah, she took a conscious decision to don an important role early at 18 in her life. She is a trustee at SHWAS a non profit organization which essentially looks into education of underprivileged kids.

 Starting with 3 kids in 2008, Kinjal teaches 650 slum kids  in 9 communities everyday to provide them quality education. She believes that the only difference between them and us is the availability of resources and opportunities and her soul lies in bridging that gap. There have been a lot of challenges in her 11 years journey but that does not stop her from providing quality education to slum kids every passing day.

Wing Commander M. A. Afraz

Soldier on A Mission

He served in the Indian Air Force for 25 years before embarking on a mission to inspire the people of the country through his social initiative called “Honourpoint”. He comes from a military family wherein his father, wife and brother-in-law too served in the Armed Forces. An alumnus of MS University Baroda, he has done his post graduation in Defence Studies from University of Madras and the Executive Management Program from IIM Ahmedabad.

After his stint in the Air Force, he thought of creating a credible repository of information about all the martyrs of the Armed Forces since 1947 and thus Honourpoint (https://www.honourpoint.in/) came into being. He feels that India as a nation owes a debt of gratitude to the martyrs and their families and Honourpoint is a tribute to them, who deserve their rightful place in our nation’s history.

He has featured in “Urban Legend” series in   Deccan Chronicle as well as in Outlook, The Week  The Hindu  Hindustan Times   and many other leading newspapers. A prolific speaker, he has been invited as a speaker in various forums and conferences. He was awarded as one of the unsung heroes of the country for this initiative, in the National Youth Conference, inaugurated by the former President Mr Pranab Mukherjee in Baroda in Jan 2018.

Dr. Bhavya Gokani

Ophthalmic Surgeon | Orator | Stand-up Comic

Dr Bhavya Gokani is an Ophthalmic Surgeon currently pursuing superspecialization at the prestigious Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya , Guwahati , Assam.
A gold medalist alumnus of VS hospital- Nagri Eye hospital Ahmedabad , he also led a trust hospital for a brief period.

A fan of language , Dr. Bhavya has been an established speaker at various national and international levels. He has already delivered 2 TED talks before and numerous lectures at prestigious institutes like IIM Ahmedabad , Nirma Institute of Technology , Ahmedabad Management Association and dozens of popular medical colleges across the state and country.

As a spectrum of the multi faceted individual Dr. Bhavya is also a stand-up comic with more than a hundred shows and at the most popular comic hubs of the country. He is also the co-owner of The Comedy Jams.

A passionate fan of Ophthalmology , he believes that the human eye is the most marvellous creation ever and constantly endeavors to understand and evolve in the subject. He calls it the eternal journey from sight to vision. A journey to illuminate and extinguish all darkness in world with a few rays of light, optimism , humor and love.

SPEAKERS 2018

 

Mansukhlal Prajapati

Clay Innovator & Entrepreneurial Leader

Dubbed as India’s most powerful rural entrepreneur by Forbes Magazine, Mansukhlal Prajapati is know for his famous innovation of MittiCool. He gave life to traditional pottery work which was once upon a time on death bed. Starting from his first innovation of Clay Pans manufacturing machine to making cow dung logs machine for using cow dung logs instead of wood logs in daily use Mansukhlal has been awarded several times and has been in a close touch with the various Presidents’ & Prime Minister of India. MittiCool is a Clay Refrigerator which does not require any sort of Electricity/Power supply; is dubbed to be the Innovation that put him on highlight.

Viral Rachh

Lawyer, Theater Artist, Actor

Viral is an person who has associated himself with Jamnagar and Theatre since last two and a half decade. He believes that blindly Pursuing your Passion serves no purpose; you need your profession to pump in the oxygen for that passion to be alive. Viral is a lawyer by profession and a theatre artist by passion. He has played important roles in various Urban Gujarati Movies and Advertisements. He is also a powerful social activist. He has been awarded at various levels for innumerable times for his Passion of Theatre. His numerous powerful Gujarati Plays have been always a hit throughout India and overseas.

Anuja Kapur

Anuja Kapur

Criminal Psychologist, Social Activist & Supreme Court Lawyer

Anuja Kapur is the famous Criminal Psychologist. She is a Delhi University Graduate and did her bachelor’s in psychology after that she joined Delhi Public School as a student counsellor. Later on, she got into the Criminal Psychology and did her Masters in same stream. The zeal to learn more led her into another course in Forensic Science from Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science and University of Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Surinder Nath. Almost all leading News Channels like CNN, Republic TV, Ibn7, BBC Hindi, AajTak, NDTV, ABP News, India News, News X, News Nation, Zee News etc invite her for her valuable inputs on various issues whether it is women empowerment, rape or any kind of violence in the society irrespective of gender or age. Apart from News Channels she always gets place in various leading News papers like(The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, India Today, The Pioneer, Punjab Kesari, Dainik Bhaskar etc), Magazines (like Greh Shobha, Greh Laxmi, Debut Life etc), News websites and actively followed by thousands of people on social media like Facebook, Twitter.

 

Monishwaran Maheswaran

Child Prodigy, Computer Scientist & Inventor

Monishwaran is a high school student whose main interest lies in mathematics and computer science. He was initially classified as a child prodigy, excelling in several Olympiads and went on to pursue research in mathematics at Harvard University. He has been working on a research (Computational neuroscience) to help in the early diagnosis of schizophrenia and Alzheimers using machine learning and mathematics at NIMHANS. In addition, he has been active in the field of physics (giving the idea of the thought experiment: “Vapsee”) His inventions include Project TAR-Teaching Through Augmented Reality, Mind Controlled Automation, Assistive technology for the Hearing Impaired and Artificial Intelligence Chatbot. His current project is to bring the power of quantum computing to the hands of average people.

Sri Ram Kumar

Consultant, Coach & Facilitator

Consultant,Coach and Facilitator with more than 22 years of corporate experience and more than 9,000 hours of Consulting, Coaching and Facilitator experience that has enabled me get fascinating insights into what separates those that are successful from those that are not.

According to him, success contrary to popular perception is something that can be decoded into a simple framework that is easy to understand and simple to implement.

Jayant Shah

Chartered Accountant & Orator

Jayant Shah is a Chartered Accountant with an experience of 10 years and gives tax and regulatory advisory services to clients in financial service sector such as Private Equity, Banks, Wealth Advisors, etc. Despite failing in school exams several times he went to on to pursue, fail and then completed Chartered Accountancy.

Rimmy Takvani

Prosthodontist & Academician

Rimmy is a Gold Medalist MDS (Prosthodontics) & BDS, a proficient clinician and an academician as well as a mentor for Current Generation of BDS Students. Rimmy is known for her different perspectives and implications to many existing issues. With a knowledge of many different languages and exposure to different cultures, she speaks on realms of life.

Afreen Bhumgara

Innovator, Entrepreneur & Activist

Afreen is currently pursuing coursework in Computer Science at Savitribai Phule Pune University. An ardent fan of all thing’s technology, she can often be found involved in the world of software development, algorithms, data processing, neural networks and mathematics. Afreen, a diligent and tenacious individual, and a woman of action, believes and follows the principles of perseverance and states that one can achieve anything they put their heart and mind to. Afreen’s passions have led her to work on multiple research papers and projects on Fuzzy Algorithms, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, while presenting her work at multiple international conferences and winning awards at various platforms. Afreen’s interests encompass a wide range of domains – from being President at various clubs, the founder of a startup that aims to help the unprivileged and less resourceful segments of society, to being the Lead Data Officer at her own organization, the Founder of an Animal Shelter, an NSHSS member, implementing her cloud computing algorithms in NGO’s throughout India, a peer reviewer for international journals such as IEEE, Team Head of multiple Technical Fests, while also working as a Teacher & Activist at a local NGO – her dedication intrigues us all. She has organized various events and conferences that helped shed a light on the importance of Women and their involvement in STEM Education. Afreen considers herself to be a feminist, a mental health advocate and believes strongly in body positivity. She believes that her words can shed light on various issues that our country faces, while opening up new perspectives, and changing the world one day at a time. An avid admirer of reading and theater, Afreen also loves travelling, meeting new people, and making memories that last a lifetime.

 

SPEAKERS 2017

 

Dr. Ashok Karania

Entrepreneurial Leader, Globetrotter & Technocrat

Dr. Ashok Karania is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 15 years of senior management experience in strategy, sales, alliances and client relations. He is the Vice President for Europe Business at Infostretch and is responsible for introducing cutting-edge Silicon Valley innovations and expertise to European enterprises. He is an active member of various industry think-tanks and works closely with various industry alliances, academia and government bodies. He is actively driving Gujarati Localization Initiatives through Gujaratilexicon, Digital Bhagwadgomandal, Lok Kosh, etc. Ashok is equally passionate about his interests and hobbies. The movie aficionado holds a PhD in Indian film industry and the wanderer’s soul is on a mission to visit 100 countries. He is a popular speaker and has shared his insights and experiences at various forums including NSTC London, SQD Vienna, MIT AIT Speaker Series, TiE, CII and Mobile Monday.

 

Dr. Manan Thakrar

Doctor of Medicine & Orator

Currently a resident doctor in psychiatry, he started stand up comedy as a passion, he has evolved into one of the fastest growing names in stand up comedy in the Indie scene. He has performed at a variety of events starting from open shows with crowds more than 5000 to corporate get togethers’. He has also given a variety of talks ranging from “Handling exam stress” to “Life beyond medicine” at various reputed social institutions including reputed clubs like Rotary, Lions, etc.

Karan Joshi

Chartered Accountant, Legal Consultant & Stand-Up Comic

We see a very few people cracking CA in their very first attempt and Karan was one of them. Since 2012, he has been working as a Legal Consultant with a 40 year old Consulting Firm, Joshi Brothers, which operates exclusively in areas of Labour and HR Laws at Jamnagar and Kutch. He has also been performing and promoting the art of Stand-Up-Comedy since 2015 in various Tier 1,2 & 3 cities of Gujarat State. The diversified performances in past 1 year include Professional Conferences, Old Age Homes, Social Gatherings, Open Mics at Cafe, College Fests, Auditorium shows and shows with Established Comics of the Country. He is the Co-Founder of a Comedy Club called ‘The Comedy Jams’ which is based in Jamnagar city which performs and promotes Stand-Up-Comedy.

 

Viral Jain

Entrepreneur & Multitasker

Having business in his blood he joined his 40-year-old company Lokpriya group involved in non-ferrous trading as a trainee in the year 1999, during his early college days. Being a day dreamer he always had an urge of thinking, implementing and upgrading the current business systems. He believed in doing things differently in business. This urge of doing something new differently helped him to establish and operate three inversely related industries namely Engineering, Education & Entertainment (E3). Today he operates a highly modernised components manufacturing unit, a Passion driven education system LOKPRIYA Providentia International School and E 3 Productions currently involved in production of Regional Movie. He believes that no business can make loss if thought, conceived, implemented and managed well. The ability of multi tasking is a god gift and he loves it.