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dr. P. Anandan - CEO

A renowned researcher in computer vision and artificial intelligence, Anandan’s career spans over 30 years in academia and industry in the US and India. He was the Founder and Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, and professor of computer science at Yale University. He is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras, and the University of Massachusetts, and a member of Board of Governors of IIT Madras.

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dr. rahul panicker - Chief Innovation Officer

Rahul is an entrepreneur and technology leader. He is an MIT TR35 awardee, World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Industrial Design Society of America Gold winner, and an Echoing Green Fellow. He holds an MS/PhD in EE from Stanford University, where he worked across machine learning and applied physics. He is an alumnus of the Stanford d.school, and has a B.Tech from IIT Madras. Rahul was the Co-founder and President of Embrace, a venture-backed Stanford startup that has helped over 300,000 premature babies in over 25 developing countries, and whose product the WHO recognized as a top innovation in global health.

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raghu dharmaraju - VP, Products and Programs

Raghu has launched and scaled impact-driven innovations in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and government. At Embrace, he led the market launch of path-breaking infant warmers, and drove adoption with many governments, WHO, and MSF. His previous adventures spanned Duron Energy, Corning Environmental Tech, and Xerox PARC. An alumnus of Cornell, UMass Amherst, and IIT Madras, Raghu, used to be a traffic engineer by day and a graphic designer by night when he started his career in Vermont.

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Kirti kandade - VP, Partnerships and Communities

Kirti is a business leader with many years of experience in partnerships and program management. She is an early stage investor in Kanvz, and was a Director of Program Management at AT&T. She holds an MS from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelors from the University of Bombay.

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Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri - Distinguished Scientist

Subhasis is the K. N. Bajaj Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay, and former Deputy Director. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest awards in Indian science, in 2004. He is known for his pioneering work in pattern recognition, image processing, and computer vision. He received his B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur, MS from the University of Calgary, and PhD from the University of California, San Diego.

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Nikhil Jagtiani - Engineering Lead

Nikhil is a technology and product leader. Over the past several years, he has advised and architected technology solutions for established businesses and startups in India. Previously, at VMware, he engineered large-scale high-performance systems, and helped bootstrap R&D teams in the US and India. Past accomplishments include building software for optical head-mounted displays - a precursor to Google Glass, and voice and gesture activated systems for physically challenged. He received his MS and DEng degrees in EE from Stanford University, and his BE from Mumbai University. He is an avid sailor and rock climber, and a certified wilderness search-and-rescue first responder.