Anurag Singh

Anurag singh is the co-founder and CEO of Crumblyy, one of the largest short-form content discovery platforms in the world. He is also a member of the Institutional Innovation Council, Government of India. Currently pursuing his management from IIT Delhi, he works closely with early stage startups, helping them in aligning their business processes. With more than 4 years of experience in running successful consumer-centric products, Anurag specializes in building strategies for outreach and partnerships. Anurag is quite sound with technology and has built architectures for many successful platforms such as CaptionPlus and Crumblyy.

As a specialist of data mining, Anurag is also working on numerous data analytics projects with academia and industry.

Aung Ye Kyaw

Aung Ye Kyaw is the founder and CEO of White Merak Comics Studio, with the vision of cultivating local artist community and helping them reach regional and global markets. Despite holding a medical practitioner degree, he ventured and founded the company to help Entertainment Sector in Myanmar using technology to harness the opportunity of digital leapfrog that myanmar has went through in the past decade. Since the founding of company Aung Ye Kyaw has successfully raised Pre-Series A funding round and currently providing services to over 90,000 users with over 100 comic IPs. Even with the hectic schedules, he also devote his time in helping tech startup community through mentoring at various workshops and programs.

Buna Dahal

Buna Dahal, blind motivational speaker, has been spreading the philosophy of empowerment for 25 years.

Visionary philanthropist - noble leader Buna Dahal has led numerous multimillion dollar humanitarian programs globally. She has mastered the art of community philanthropy for social responsibility. To support such programs, Buna consistently achieves 100% success in fundraising. Her extraordinary achievements have been featured on Colorado Community Newspapers, Nepal Television, Kantipur Television, NBC, CBS, MSNBC… to name a few.

Buna is an entrepreneur who promotes vision leadership combining personal leadership through community outreach. The earthquake of April 2015 in Nepal created tremendous health and safety issues for more than eight million people. In response to this she coordinated efforts with the U.S. Congress to secure Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalese living in the United States. This allowed them to travel home, and back, more easily so they could carry aid to family and friends.

Buna Dahal is recognized as a global leader. She is a published authority in employment and leadership. Working across cultural and economic boundaries Buna delivers competitive placement strategies which ensure success. By incorporating rigorous follow-up, reporting and analytics into her training products this female entrepreneur and philanthropist has instilled methods for consistent execution in organizations around the world. For the past 20 years these strategies have assured upward mobility for 95% of her clients.

As the appointed ambassador to the West Asia Region of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, Buna -keynote speaker- is a beacon of inspiration.

Buna Dahal has addressed the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, the Colorado School of Mines, and Microsoft. She has shared the stage with world leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, humanitarians as well as U.S. legislators. Buna Dahal is a disruptor!

A single hour with Buna will immerse your audience in the art of possibility, lift them through their own ah-Ha! moments and deliver a shared sense of noble living. Learn from a woman born blind how to develop and exercise vision. How to route-find your career, and how to inspire a desire for legacy.

Daniel Alejandro Concha Zegarra

Daniel Alejandro Concha Zegarra was designated Valedictorian and graduated First in Class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Universidad del Pacifico. He worked for 3 years at the Government of Peru as Banking Regulator. In 2017, he was selected as Schwarzman Scholar and Bank of America Merryll Lynch Fellow, and graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master’s Degree in Management Science. While in Beijing, he had the opportunity to work for DiDi Chuxing, world's largest share ride company. As its first foreign employee, Daniel helped DiDi expand to Latin America. Afterwards, he was recruited by Kuaishou, largest short-video social media app in China, to launch its app in Mexico. Finally, he joined Tencent, the largest game company and world’s fifth most valuable firm as one of the two hires for Tencent's MBA Global Talents Program. Currently, Daniel is Product Operations Manager for mobile games.

Huy Q Nguyen

Mr. Huy Nguyen is a faculty member of the Foreign Trade University (Vietnam). He has had one year as Endowment Fund Project Manager and Startup Incubation Program Manager of the Foreign Trade University (Vietnam), and five years as Director of External Relations and Recruitment of the Executive MBA Vietnam, University of Hawaii (U.S). He has mentored many Vietnamese student teams to win international business/ startup competitions, such as Global Social Venture Competition, ICAEW Southeast Asia Regional Business Challenge, Mekong Business Plan Challenge. He is an inspiring initiator and advisor for Vietnam Social Innovation Competition (previously known as FBA Innovation Challenge).

Mr. Huy Nguyen got the Bachelor of Economics and International Business from the Foreign Trade University (Vietnam), and the Master of Public Affairs, Certificate of Social Entrepreneurship and Certificate of Fund Development for Nonprofits from the Indiana University (U.S). He got several professional development grants for his community initiatives and leadership.

Dr. Julie Ciancio

Dr. Julie Ciancio is the Dean for the College of Education at Westcliff University in Irvine, California, where she oversees the TESOL Master’s program and TESOL Certificate program, among others. Previously, she was the TESOL program administrator at California State University, San Bernardino, where she managed the TESOL master’s program, several TESOL certificate programs, and Intensive TESOL Teacher Training programs. She is adjunct faculty for the CSUSB College of Education, where she has taught and developed many courses. She has published numerous articles, conducted professional development workshops, and teacher training workshops on TESOL around the world.

She has a Master’s in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil, where she conducted research on the influence of acculturation on second language acquisition. She also holds an MBA in International Business from California State University.

Dr. Mir Dost

Mir Dost is a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from School of Management of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand. Currently, Dr. Dost is serving as a Director for the Office of the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), an Asst. Prof. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and Head of the Department of Finance and Management Sciences (F&MS) at Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) Uthal, Balochistan.

Dr. Dost’s PhD dissertation measures that how different types of knowledge (Intellectual Capital – human, social and intellectual capital) influence process innovation generation and adoption to produce sustainable products in the Chemical Industry of Pakistan. Dr. Dost completed his MBA in entrepreneurship from AIT-Thailand. His master’s research thesis investigated the enablers and barriers of green entrepreneurship by focusing the organic agriculture practices in Pakistan. Dr. Dost has several publications in the international journals and a few paper presentations in top tier conferences. Some of his research papers are published and others are in under-review. His very recent paper investigates that how intellectual capital – human, social and organizational capital - of a firm facilitates firms to generate and adopt innovations. His another article measures the impact of internal and external sources of knowledge on process innovation generation and adoption and the moderating role of radical innovative capabilities. His third article measures the impact of entrepreneurial orientation on process innovative capabilities and moderating role of social capital. The fourth paper measures influence of “Best Management Practices” on New Green Product Development in Thailand. The other articles are under review in reputable academic Journals.

Dr. Dost also presented his work at top tier conferences i.e., International Society of Professional Innovation Managers (ISPIM) in March 2017 at Toronto Canada. And another in the Journal of Academy of Management in United States of America. Another paper is accepted in a conference organized by the Journal of California Management Review in US in 2015. Dr. Dost also served as a country director of Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and is a global speaker and mentor. Recently, Government of Egypt invited him as a Panelist to discuss the role of Industry, Academia and Government to enable entrepreneurship in Egypt.

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Prof. Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi banker and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2006). Yunus is credited with developing the concepts of microfinance and microcredit. These are schemes which offer small loans to the rural poor – to enable them to invest and lift themselves out of poverty.

Nicole Nguyen

Nicole has been the key organizer behind a series of community outreach initiatives in Vietnam including the first Vietnam Blockathon, the first mass scale conference Vietnam Blockchain Week for 2,500 audience and ENIGMA - a blockchain business contest and now co hosts the Unblock event series in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam on monthly basis. She is also a co-author of the first Vietnam Blockchain Landscape Report and upcoming landscape reports for Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Nicole was interviewed by Forbes, the Business Times Singapore and South China Morning Post as a blockchain thought leader.

She has been a speaker at various international and local conferences such as Shanghai Blockchain Week, World Bank blockchain workshop series, Blockshow Asia and Binance Blockchain Week. In her current role as Head of APAC for Asia Blockchain Review and Infinity Blockchain Ventures, Nicole is going to spearhead a regional initiative to connect major players and to foster the evolving blockchain ecosystem in Asia.

Rahuel Stone

With over 19 years of experience in Sales and Management, Rahuel has an in-depth knowledge of working in cross- functional domains like E-Commerce, Logistics, International Trade, Banking & Consulting. He has led the regional businesses of large MNC logistics and consulting companies like FedEx and Dun & Bradstreet. Rahuel has been instrumental in translating his extensive experience to drive the vision and business growth with organisation's he’s associated with.

Rahuel is a Partner at Polynation Ventures, a Tel-Aviv based Venture Advisory firm that aims to Bridge the Indo-Israeli innovation gap. He sees himself at it's "Chief Connector", connecting startups and companies looking for Innovation and new markets to expand and grow.

Rahuel thoroughly enjoys the art of networking and building authentic relationships to benefit all. He is also an active member of several industry associations including Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE).

Prof. Rajesh Nair

Prof. Rajesh Nair is an inventor, product designer, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in multiple startups in Boston area. He is Professor of Practice in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Asia School of Business, a new school started by MIT-Sloan in Kuala Lumpur where he heads the ASB-Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His research is in developing ways to catalyze innovators and entrepreneurs in communities from the ground up and to build local entrepreneurship ecosystems. He has conducted transformational workshops on Making, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India, USA, Malaysia, East Timor, and Vietnam. His work has catalyzed more than 50 student startups.

Rajesh is a teacher and practitioner of Design Thinking process. He founded three product manufacturing companies in the US. He is also the founder of a nonprofit organization, TechTop Trust that promotes innovators & entrepreneurs among Indian youth since 2006.

He holds 13 US patents. He received Master degrees in Engineering & Management (MIT), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst) and Electronic Product Design (IISc, Bangalore). He holds Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electronics & Communications Engineering.

Shantanu Kumar

Shantanu is the Head of Artificial Intelligence Products, inFeedo where his work involves saving costs and time for HR leaders by providing them with actionable user feedback data and making the voice of employees’ within these organisations heard.

Shantanu is an ex-member of Udacity’s data team, alumnus of the flagship MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and on the Alumni Advisory Board. He co-created MiMent, a finalist of the program structured around personalised learning plans for Indian university students looking out for jobs and places to apply their skills.

Shantanu is a 2-time winner of the world’s largest annual code competition (AI Theme) and an active contributor to Stanford Scholar with one of his papers voted highest on the platform. A global speaker and guest lecturer at premier B-schools in India, Shantanu has been a TEDx licensee in the past and currently advises multiple early stage AI & Ed-Tech startups being deeply passionate about revolutionising Education through AI.

Subeed Ahmed

Subeed is the Sr Director- Capgemini. His focus is on building high quality software for enterprise applications using Automation, AI and ML and IOT.

Capgemini SE is a French multinational corporation that provides consulting, technology, professional, and outsourcing services. It is headquartered in Paris, France. Capgemini has over 200,000 employees in over 40 countries, of whom nearly 100,000 are in India.


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