Amit Jain, Interim Chairman , Action For India : President & CEO, E HealthPoint”Amit Jain has been a social entrepreneur and a rural marketer wherein he implemented innovative and large-scale enterprise models in healthcare, water & sanitation , education , livelihood , nutrition , natural resources management domains while leveraging ICT in collaboration with Public/Private/NGO/Enterprise/Civil society partners across For-profit , Not-for profit and Consultancy formats while delivering high impact & sustainable business outcomes . Amit maintains that this resulted from working with a highly diverse, passionate and committed group of inspiring, complementary & accomplished team members, peers and leadersAmit established a unique Health Products Social Marketing network across 50,000 villages at HLL Lifecare Limited and anchored WaterHealth International’s and Naandi Foundation’s Water business from inception to 700 community-locations reaching-out to 3 million people in 2.5 years while working as President & COO thereby establishing the popular Decentralized Water Kiosk Model which has got globally mainstreamed now. Prior to that, he worked with the Aditya Birla Group, Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), and Unit Trust of India Investor Services Ltd.He has been the Founder & CEO of E HealthPoint, acclaimed internationally; he has recently lined-up E HealthPoint getting integrated with an international strategic investor that is a highly respected Water corporate globally .Amit’s work in the Water & Health sectors, has become case studies at the Harvard Business School, at Michigan University, at NUS Singapore as also by NPR (National Public Radio), USA ; he has been featured as “Young Turk” by CNBC TV18 , won the GlobalChangemakers competition with Ashoka ; Outlook Business recognized as a leading Social Entrepreneur. Amit led E-HealthPoint to be recognized as : Amongst 50 Most Innovative Companies by MIT’s Technology Review, Winner of the Global Tech Nokia Health Award, winner of the NASSCOM GENPACT Award in the Social-For-Profit Business category , Winner of the prestigious SANKALP Award and winner of the Changemakers & Robert F Johnson Foundation Award . E HealthPoint received top rating globally for Inclusive business for BoP from GIIRS Analytics & Ratings (powered by B Lab); was adjudged the highest Human Development Index Project by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), USA ; E HealthPoint’s work has drawn endorsement & support from Muhammad Yunus (Grameen Bank, Nobel Laureate), Jeffrey Skoll (Co-founder eBay) , Mr Narayana Murthy, Infosys, and Thomas Freidman (columnist The New York Times) amongst others.Amit is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Chief Mentor & Advisor to Jaldoot (www.jaldoot.org), an award winning Women-entrepreneurship project in Safe Drinking Water domain ; Member of Board of Advisors for Neurosynaptic Communications Pvt. Ltd , a leading tele-health company . Amit has had numerous speaking assignments internationally and has also been jury-member at various global competitions focusing on Healthcare, Water & Sanitation, Education and Entrepreneurship.Amit has a Masters in Resources Management from IIFM , an Advance General Management Program from IIMC, and GSBI Program from Santa Clara University, CaliforniaAmit continues to be a passionate social entrepreneur ushering innovative solutions for alleviating disenfranchisement for masses, is a nature-buff and loves reading and travelling across the Global Village. He extends pro-bono support to aspiring entrepreneurs & innovators and is currently directly mentoring several business enterprises– while focusing on efficiency, inclusiveness quality & sustainability issues . He is also contributing actively to launch of a Business Incubator & Accelerator in NCR region in India, with focus on tech enabled enterprises.Amit believes Everyone, Everywhere should be reached-out to and assisted in solving social problems whereby reducing (or eliminating) human suffering & deprivation by expanding access to value-based solutions, thereby ushering & aiding enhanced productivity and restoring dignity for fellow global citizens, especially women & children – while creating a better paradigm using ICT to the hilt. Amit expresses immense gratitude to the fellow board members, supporters , partners and entrepreneurs and innovators linked with Action for India (AFI) and remains committed to extend his support to the visionary leadership of Sanjay Kadaveru , Founder President ,AFI”Sanjay has over 18 years of international experience spanning the domains of investments, management consulting and business development. He has extensive business and personal relationships with leading executives, investors, and institutions in the US-India corridor, including a significant concentration of high net worth individuals, family offices, and venture capital/private equity firms. Sanjay is the Founder & President of Action For India, an initiative to scale the impact of social organizations in India by leveraging technology and government. Sam Pitroda, the former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, is the Honorary Chairman of Action For India. Sanjay is also a co-founder and Board Member at the Center for Healthcare Innovation, a US based not-for-profit thought-leadership organization focusing on the life sciences. Sanjay is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs, and served as a Co-Chair for TiECon East, one of the largest innovation focused conferences in the US. Sanjay founded the AP Technology Leadership Council, a non-profit networking organization created to provide pro-bono business consulting services to civic and governmental causes in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Sanjay is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.Tralance Addy is a recognized entrepreneurial and visionary leader with over 30 years of leadership experience in both corporate and start - up environments.His professional career has been distinguished by a highly successful track record in the development and commercialization of technology innovations and breakthrough businesses. He was the first Executive Director of the Stanford Institute of Innovation in Developing Economies(SEED).He also is the founder and President of Plebys International, LLC, a California based venture management company, and served as CEO of WaterHealth International, Inc.(WHI), a Plebys venture he transformed into a path - breaking company that through a unique and creative combination of break -through technology innovative business model, enables the delivery of affordable clean water to urban and underserved rural communities around the world.He serves on WHI’ s Board of Directors. Prior to founding Plebys, Tralance was an International Vice President at health care leading corporation, Johnson & Johnson(J & J), where, in a 20 + year career, he held a series of senior executive positions including Worldwide President of Advanced Sterilization Products(ASP), a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary he founded and established within the corporation.He led the development, commercialization, and rapid growth of ASP, establishing global market segment leadership, with presence in over 40 countries around the world.He had previously served as Vice President of R & D for Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc.and a member of that company’ s Global Management Committee.Prior to J & J, Tralance held research management positions at Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia. Dr.Addy is an inventor with many U.S.and international patents, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.He holds M.S.and Ph.D.degrees in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and B.A.and B.S.degrees in Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering simultaneously from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.He was recently recognized by Swarthmore College with a honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.Neelam Chhiber, Industrial designer, is co-founder Industree/Mother Earth, a hybrid social enterprise set up in 1994. Mother Earth is building an eco-system for India's underserved artisanal production base, that lies in the informal sector, deeply in need of equitable access to markets, design, updated technical training, enterprise incubation, and working capital instruments. The sector which encompasses traditional handicrafts and handlooms is being revived by Industree, as Creative Manufacturing. The endeavor is to highlight the potential of the sector for global sustainable growth, as with its transition into the contemporary landscape, it has a high potential for employment, specially for rural women. The scale up started in 2008, with the for-profit market end, Mother Earth being created and receiving investment from Future Ventures and Washington based Grassroots Business Fund, in 2011. The non-profit Industree Foundation is creating more solutions in the eco-system, starting with the incubation of a skill development company– Industree Skill Transform in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation in 2013.Industree Foundation leverages the government promoted model of producer collectives, called producer companies under Indian corporate law that are wholly owned by producers. MotherEarth holds a portion of its shares in trust, for these producer companies to buy into, at par, hence facilitating producer ownership in the brand. At the same time Industree Foundation advocates the formation of a hundred percent producer owned brand, for the sector of Creative Manufacturing. The company impacts 10,000 artisans currently and will close at 5 million USD of sales this year. Industree/Mother Earth has received the India Social Entrepreneur of the year award in 2011 awarded by the Schwab Foundation and the Women Changemakers Fellowship in 2013.Dave Katragadda is the Founder and President of The Seven Hills Group, a conglomerate with holdings across diverse sectors. The flagship company of the group, Seven Hills Capital Management (SHCM), is focused on making early and growth stage investments in companies. Dave invests to acquire controlling positions in portfolio investments, and actively manages these companies. Dave is also a philanthropist, who currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Clinton Global Foundation.Kishore Kumar is a serial entrepreneur focusing on Internet of Everything(IoE), cloud, mobile health, analytics and virtualization markets. Kishore brings a depth of experience in entrepreneurship, technology and product development having launched multiple startups himself. Kishore is a board member and advisor to multiple startups and non-profits around the world. Kishore was the CEO of Pari Networks which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2011. Currently Kishore is Founder/CEO at Nuviso Networks and Infore Inc. Kishore is part of NS Angel Ventures group where he is actively investing in multiple technology startup companies globally in Cloud, IoE, Virtualization, Health Care, Clean Energy and Mobility areas. In addition Kishore is actively involved non-profits and social impact companies in Education, Sustainable Farming and Entrepreneurship for kids. Kishore received a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Technology with specialization in Artificial Intelligence.Cynthia Lang, a seasoned fundraiser and connector, coordinates engagement activities and strategic conversations with colleagues in the Bay Area and all over the world. She has deep familiarity with Brazil, its business culture and language; a keen interest in promoting social enterprise work. And in 2013, Cindy founded Go to Girl Brazil, the umbrella organization under which all of her Brazilian ventures and interests fall. Cindy serves on the Board of Sustainable Conservation, and is an Advisor to Embrace, a global enterprise that delivers low cost solutions to improve health outcomes in developing countries. Cindy was the co-Founder of The Lodge at Sun Ranch, formally named Papoose Creek Lodge, an award winning eco-tourism guest lodge in southwest Montana. In addition, Cindy is a founding member and Brazilian Initiatives Leader of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Ashoka. Cindy also has strong philanthropic ties to Stanford, having served on both the Stanford Associates Board of Governors and the Humanities and Sciences Council. Cindy recently joined the Advisory Board of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) at Stanford. Cindy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in French and English Literatures and her MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. She uses her skills to create socially and environmentally responsible infrastructures.Ravi is an Author and Public Policy Catalyst. Ravi has written two books on health. “All About Bacteria”, published 2013 by HarperCollins, and “The Baby Elephant Diet” published 2015 by Rupa Publications. He is interested in addressing the root cause of illness, and in preventive health and nutrition. Ravi is also the official English translator of the poetry of Shri Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minster of India. The book, titled “A Journey, Poems by Narendra Modi”, is a best-seller in India and the top selling poetry book of the last decade. Ravi spent five months full-time as a volunteer for the winning campaign of Shri Narendra Modi in the Indian national elections of 2014, where he played various roles in policy and grassroots campaigning. He currently spends half his time on public policy initiatives in India as a civil society activist and catalyst. Ravi has spent nearly two decades in senior roles in the asset management industry, including co-managing a $35 billion global equity fund at Fidelity Investments in Boston and London. He continues to advise corporates at the Board level, and serves as independent director on several boards. Ravi is also an angel investor, with nearly 20 active investments. He is a mentor and investor at JFDI, Singapore’s leading start-up accelerator.Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a versatile and passionate leader with 2+ decades of global experience (decade in the USA and a decade+ in India). As a full time angel investor, invested in 11 start-ups and seen 3 exits. Spear headed Impact thinking in Indian Angel Network and founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is "Start-ups should focus on India's strength – people, problems, Tech (PPT)" He believes in hands on approach and travels extensively in rural areas understanding the need first hand. Sought after as thought leader in Impact space and inspired many students as a motivational speaker in number of colleges. Delivered C.K.Prahalad memorial lecture at World Co-Creation Day. Chaired "Green Revolution 2.0 – Food Security and the role of innovation" at 10th CII Innovation Summit. Spoke at launch of Bank of Innovations and Ideas (BII) by Ministry of Rural Development along with Dr.Abdul Kalam. Partner at Acumen – New York based $100M impact venture fund and serves as an independent director in one of its portfolio company, Guardian – a micro finance venture working in Water and Sanitation. Mentor-in-Residence at NSRCEL, IIMB. Member of Investment Committee at GinServ funded by DST. Mentor at CIIE, IIMA & GSBI, Santa Clara University. Executive Chairman at Nativelead Angels Network (NAN) by Native Lead foundation – enables entrepreneurship in rural Tamil Nadu and Advisor to IIHR-Bangalore incubator for Agri-preneurs.Investments – Lumiere Organic, Uniphore, GoCoOp, GramVaani, Consure , Orangescape, Gamiana, Stayzilla, UnBxd, Druva, Solaron, etc. Serving the board of GoCoOp – online market place for co-operatives, Uniphore – voice recognition for 14 Indian languages and 100 dialects. Pushes valuable information to 25Lakhs farmers a day. Served as President of Atlanta and San Diego Chapters for the Association for India's Development (AID). AID received Times of India Social Impact award in 2011 from the Prime Minister. Earlier in his career, as President of CDC Software (world's 12th largest enterprise software company) South & Southeast Asia, managed sales and India Engineering Centre of Excellence. During the 16 years tenure, grew from Systems Engineer to President and involved in growing the company from $50M to $400M with ups and downs. At the age of 35, youngest executive to be given country head responsibilities. Intrapreneurial culture that he inculcated made the company to be shortlisted for prestigious NExT Practices Award for "Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship" by NASSCOM. Currently residing in Bangalore, Naga holds a B.E. degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India and an MBA degree from the San Diego/Kennesaw State University, United States.Mr. C VR Rajendran was appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Andhra Bank and took charge on 13th December, 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Rajendran served for more than 21 months in Bank of Maharashtra in the capacity of Executive Director. Mr. C VR Rajendran began his illustrious banking career in Corporation Bank in 1978. He worked as Branch Manager in various Rural, Urban, and Metro Branches from the year 1985 to 1996 and headed Industrial Finance Branch at New Delhi & Bengaluru. He worked as Zonal Manager of Maharashtra Zone and was Managing Director, Corp Bank Securities, Mumbai during 2004 to 2006. Next he took up as Dy.General Manager, Investment & International Banking and Collection & Payment services from 2006 to 2008. He was elevated as General Manager of IIBD in May 2008 and worked as General Manager, Information Technology Division from May 2011 to February 2012. Mr. Rajendran was appointed as Executive Director Bank of Maharashtra on 01st March 2012. Mr. Rajendran is an avid banker with rich experience in International Banking, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, SSI/SME/Agricultural Lending, Industrial Finance, Commercial Lending, Infrastructure Financing & Information Technology. During his eventful career, he has received several accolades and Awards like Chairman’s Club Membership, Super Productivity Award, SOGian Award, Millennium Award and Best Branch Award. Mr. C VR Rajendran is a post graduate in Commerce, ICWA (Inter) and C.A.I.I.B.A research executive with over 25 years experience in industry and academia. Her interest area is: Enhanced delivery of social impact through international business. As a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at mediaX at Stanford University, she is a coach and mentor to entrepreneurs. She was also a Senior Research Fellow at The Digital Vision Program where she studied barriers and enablers for over 100 early stage social entrepreneurs in residence at Stanford University. Prior to that, she was Director, Strategic Planner and Founder at Hewlett Packard Labs of the Imaging Systems Lab, which delivered product ideas and advanced research for Hewlett Packard’s flagship printing, imaging and multi-media businesses.Raju is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Atlantic, a company that grew to be a best-in-class global services company over a period of 17 years. Under his leadership, Sierra Atlantic grew from a startup to over 2400 employees with operations in several countries and was consistently ranked amongst the best managed companies including the top 75 most admired companies in Silicon Valley, Top 25 great places to work in India and Top 10 best employers in South China.Sierra Atlantic was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in December 2010 and it is the largest ever acquisition by Hitachi Consulting to date. Prior to founding Sierra Atlantic in 1993, Raju spent 10 years at Intel in software development, marketing, and general management.Raju currently serves on the board of Hitachi Consulting and GharPay, a fast growing consumer internet company based in India. Raju is active in not-for-profit initiatives and is currently Chairman of BITSAA Intl, the alumni body of BITS Pilani, India’s #1 private university. He enjoys working with young entrepreneurs in a mentorship role and was instrumental in starting the TiE Chapter in Hyderabad. Raju also serves on the Board of India Community Center in Milpitas, CA. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Puente, a Wharton School non-profit program which helped under privileged communities worldwide gain access to technology. In November 2011, Raju was awarded the Pratham USA 'Glory of India' award for entrepreneurship and philanthropy. He also co-founded SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) in 1987. Raju holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.Ranjani Saigal is the co-chair for the TIE Boston Social Enterprise special interest group. As co-chair for TIE-SE, she serves as a mentor and provides support to many social enterprises. She has organized over forty events focused on Social Enterprise including three annual conferences including a recent one held at MIT. She works as a Senior Educational Technologist at MIT and has published several papers in the field of Digital Library and teaching with technology.A very active member of the Indian American community in New England, she is the founder and editor of one the most popular e-magazine Lokvani. Founded in 2001, Lokvani.com has over 45,000 subscribers, and has extensively covered key events and featured leading members of the community. A well trained dancer, she has created several productions, which she used to help raise funds for a variety of charitable causes. She is also actively involved with the IIT Alumni network and helped organize two Pan IIT conferences. She received her B. Tech from IIT Bombay and her Masters from University of Massachusetts.Anand Shah is responsible for identifying partnerships, new business areas, investment opportunities, and high-visibility ventures for BMW Group on issues that have direct impact on the future of the automotive industry and the future of cities. He has previously worked with Audi AG on social innovation projects that leverage Audi's core competencies to have social impact on water availability in India and on the ability for urban residents in the US to directly participate in renewable energy production. His previous role in private equity was identifying new growth areas and India entry strategy for international acquisitions in big data, defense (autonomous vehicles), and energy/water for IndUS Growth Partners, an affiliate of the Piramal Group with $2b in deployable capital. Founder of Sarvajal, one of Fast Company's 10 most innovative companies in India for 2013, and Indicorps, awarded the Gujarat Garima award by India's prime minister in 2003. He is known as a social innovator who has played a significant leadership role in India's modern public service / volunteerism movement, supporting India's social enterprise sector, encouraging the rise of several high-profile new university projects, and as an innovator in drinking water solutions for rural and urban communities. He has a broad experience in starting, building, and leading ventures with a fundamental commitment to significant social or environmental impact. He holds several patents in drinking water distribution technologies. He has venture and personal coverage in The New York Times, Washington Post, Fast Company, the Economist, Forbes, Mint, Demand, in Habitat, India Abroad, India West, the Times of India, the Indian Express, Business India, SciDev, etc. He is also a recognized public speaker on authentic leadership, social enterprise/innovation, education innovation, and bottom-of-the pyramid solutions. He is a TED Fellow, and a fellow of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.Dr. Vijay V. Yeldandi is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago. As the Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases, he provides infectious diseases consultation to the solid organ and bone marrow transplant program. His major interest has been HIV/AIDS and transplant patients. He is the founder of MediCiti Immunology & Infectious Disease Research Institute (Miidri) and one of the founding members of SHARE MediCiti.