Speakers

Santoshi Kittur Managing Director - PwC

Santoshi is Managing Director with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She has over 20 years of consulting experience. She has lived and worked across the globe and has had the privilege of advising global giants on digital transformation, pricing, new markets and product strategy. A serial entrepreneur, she has deep experience of start-ups and she is passionate about new ideas. She is a Women in Technology leader and Diversity & Inclusion leader at the firm. Her personal style is reflective of her passion for new ideas, ability to take risks and finish what she started.

Lentin Joseph Author, Roboticist

Lentin Joseph is an author, roboticist and robotics entrepreneur from India. He runs a robotics software company called Qbotics Labs in Kochi/Kerala. He has 8 years of experience in the robotics domain primarily in Robot Operating System, OpenCV, and PCL.

He has authored several books in ROS, namely, Learning Robotics using Python first and second edition, Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming first and second edition, ROS Robotics Projects, and Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners.

He has pursued his Masters in Robotics and Automation from India and also worked at Robotics Institute, CMU, USA.

Rupesh Mahore Physicist, Comedian

Being intrigued by Physics his whole life , Rupesh Mahore dropped out of engineering from IIT-D and started working as an independent physics tutor. He believes that physics gives him an inner perspective about himself and the outer world.Currently he is a physics researcher and is working as an intern on Chandrayan 2 at ISRO. He has also worked with the greats of science like Prof.H.C.Verma and Prof.Karn Jani. Not only is he great at physics, he is also a popular stand up comedian having worked with the Laughter gurus of Indian comedy like Zakir Khan,Kenny Sebastian, Atul Khatri and has done 100+shows.

Rupesh brings a lethal combination of Physics and humor onto the table and his story is of great inspiration to those with dreams of pursuing their interests and the struggles one has to endure to be what one dreamed of.

Dr.Prakash Mugali The Trendsetting Entrepreneur

Dr. Prakash is a powerhouse in the field of entrepreneurship, innovation and martial arts. He holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and very interestingly a PhD in Martial Science. He realized the potential of microwave technology and founded Enerzi Microwave Systems Pvt. Ltd. in 2007 and today his company is the leading materials processing solutions provider of our country with 7 prestigious Awards and 5 patents. A much more interesting aspect about him is that he is a professional Martial Artist with a 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Unarmed Combat, trained by Grandmaster Deepak Rao, Indias legendary highest grandmaster of martial arts. Dr. Prakash has represented India in the World Championship of Full Contact MMA in Russia in 2017. He is an AIJH instructor of Bruce Lee's JKD and a Sensei to many in Belagavi. He is also a Mentor to Entrepreneurs and a Certified Independent Director.

Truly a multi-dimensional personality, Dr. Prakash is inspirational and is a role model for the budding young entrepreneurs and innovators, motivating them to embrace any challenge they face in life without compromising on a holistic lifestyle.

Bhagyashree Sawant Adventure Bags

Bhagyashree Sawant is a charismatic individual who has accomplished great 'heights' at a very young age.She is a travel enthusiast and is crazy about sports and adventures. She holds a Guinness World Record for cycling 18 states and 5 union territories for preventative awareness about polio in 183 days. She is an Athlete,Cyclist,Rugby player and a Karate fighter too.She has also climbed the Mount Everest twice till 8000mtrs. She has completed her bachelors in English literature and Psychology,Masters in Psychology and has presented several award winning research papers. She is a great leader and also an active Rotaractor,having served at various administrative positions in her college and her clubs. She has conducted many courses and workshops in diverse fields. She is a motivation for the youth to live their life to the fullest and grab the opportunities that come their way.She is an exuberant and inspiring example of a girl who is a complete package.

Sachin Sabnis Managing Director- Belgaum Ferrocast India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr.Sachin Sabnis is a determined and passionate first generation entrepreneur. He is a Mechanical engineer who started his career by working in various organizations in Belgaum to gain work experience. He started 'Sai Founders and Engineers' in 1995 in Udyambag, a small foundry which was successful. He then went on to start 'Belgaum Ferrocast India Pvt. Ltd in the year 2006.This company has automated foundry and machineshop equipped with latest machines. As the MD of the company , he has travelled across India and the world for Business development and today,BFPL is 70Cr/annum Turnover company with over 450 employees. The companies customers include some of the biggest names in national and international industry. He has an active social life and is a board and council member of several clubs.His hobbies include travelling and exploring new places , Reading , Trekking and also Public speaking. He believes in Activism as a way of life. The youth can look upto him to learn everything about leadership and entrepreneurship.