Shaji Nair Co-founder and CEO
Future of Technology Summits
Shaji Nair is best described as a technologist, management consultant, serial entrepreneur and an innovator. In his role as an expert consultant earlier, he has held large portfolios for international consulting companies like GT, BAH, NTT data, CapGemini to name some providing expert advice to US federal, state and private sector entities
His zeal in understanding and participating in shaping the future also enabled him to be a serial entrepreneur in technology and media. As a father to a son in autism spectrum he and his wife Radhika Nair began focusing on the power of technology to transform the wellness for those challenged with autism.
This led him to found Future of Technology Summit (FoTS) with a mission to:
1. Bring thought leadership to influential cities around the world
2. Bring innovators, investors, decision makers and consumers together around the technologies of the future
3. Build an enduring partnership between the autism community and tech leadership
4. Build a platform to promote US innovation around the world
The future of technology summits is headquartered in Washington DC has offices in USA, Germany, Sweden, India, Georgia, Malaysia and China.
Future of Technology Summits is designed to grow to 50+ influential cities worldwide with 9 summits planned in USA, Europe and Asia for 2019 and 21 summits in 2010.
Shaji is at the cutting edge of collaborative endeavors bringing together trail blazers and global thought leaders who are technologists, innovators, policy makers and industry analysts to create an ecosystem with emerging technologies geared to shape up 21 st century.
For more information visit www.ftsummit.us or www.fotsummits.com
Speaker | Author | Chairman
Data Center Authority
Mr. Paryavi is the pioneer and authority on the digital economy fundamentals, initiatives, and developments. He is passionate about building better lives for the world’s citizens. He emphasizes on the promising merits of building the right foundations for robust and sustainable digital economies around the globe. Mr. Paryavi has carried out missions and traveled worldwide to carry the message of global harmony, peace, dialog, liberty, and prosperity through the means of fundamental digital transformation of nations and their emergence to the new global stage.
Mehdi is the also the 1st individual to realize the urge, pioneer the concept and advocate for “application-centric” infrastructures. He actively promotes "data" center specialization across industry verticals suited to the application needs. He is a futurist living in the present, a thought leader in advanced concepts of our time, expert strategist, and transitionist. His in-depth understanding of the notions of “data center”, "Cloud", "IoT", "AI", "Big Data" are exemplary.
Mr. Paryavi is the Chairman of the International Data Center Authority (IDCA), the industry community-run organization, which was established to streamline, structure and educate and give direction to the Cloud, Big Data, IoT, AI and Data Center industries. Under his management IDCA has successfully brought together the greatest data center end-user consortium the industry has ever seen. With members such as LinkedIn, AIG, Bloomberg, VISA, Expedia, Microsoft, National Laboratory at Stanford, NBC Universal, Adobe, DocuSign, Vodafone, CBRE, Comcast, U.S. Courts, U.S. State Department and more it has been able to form guidance and provide direction to the industry.
He has led the campaign to bring knowledge, standardization, compliance, best practices, and technological developments worldwide. Mr. Paryavi is known for his immense experience, thought leadership, visionary strategies, comprehensive expertise, effective methods and systematic, yet fluid approach. Mr. Paryavi has been personally responsible for the training, education, certification and career development of thousands of data center and cloud professionals worldwide.
Mr. Paryavi is also the inventor of the Infinity Paradigm® and the author of the Infinity Paradigm AE360® industry standards framework. Aside from his speeches in conferences, symposiums, lectures, sessions with top officials and discussions at expert assemblies, his advice and strategies are typically used as benchmarks at many government and private institutions. Thus, organizations typically seek his recommendations for best practices and approach towards their long-term planning of cloud, data centers, AI, IT, and data management.
Enthusiasts can follow Mehdi’s blogs on www.mehdiparyavi.com or reach him via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sunil Shukla, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Village and P.O. BHAT, 382 428
Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, is a distinguished entrepreneurship educator, researcher and institution-builder. His pioneering work and research studies in entrepreneurship have been successfully adapted in the form of modules, programs and developmental interventions.
An avid researcher, his research projects have helped Govt. of India in framing policies to establish Entrepreneurship and Business Development Centres at Universities. Dr. Shukla is on the Board of several organizations and Ministries of the Government, besides being the National Team Leader of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, (GEM) India, since 2012.
Prof. Suresh Rao Chairperson, Center for Entrepreneurship S P Jain Institute of Management and Research
Suresh Rao holds MBA from I.I.M Ahmedabad. Experience in different sectors – from consumer to industrial, horticulture to telecom, having worked with MNCs, Family Managed Business and new ventures. Switched to Academics in year 2000, joining as Marketing Professor with SPJIMR.
He started the Center for Entrepreneurship at SPJIMR in year 2004, amongst the earliest B schools to do so. Participated in Global Entrepreneurial Faculty Programs at Babson, HBS and LBS. Pioneered the public program for aspiring and starting up entrepreneurs – Start Your Business and for early growth stage entrepreneurs – Grow Your Business.
G Ramachandran Mentor Capitalist
A mentor capitalist with impeccable entrepreneurial spirit and financial expertise has evolved beyond spreadsheets and scripted new success stories from new economy startups like Tower Capital, Image ads, Karrox, Eye Global Technologies ltd, Safe House, Pop Up Technologies and Has Juices and more. A perpetual quest to explore new horizons of a fast changing global scenario made GR (as he is popularly known) to go through a metamorphosis and turn in to a mentor capitalist. At GOLD’S GYM, GR is spearheading the global fitness leader with his new vision and fiscal stratagem.
Recently being sector agnostic GR has been successful in launching new brands in the retail food segment which are IDezzerts and ICuisines.
DR.LAKSHMI JAGANNATHAN Chief Operating Officer, DERBI Foundation
An Innovation & Entrepreneurship enthusiast. With over 25 years of corporate & academic experience, my career has shades of various roles in key administrative positions. I am a highly motivated individual, passionate worker and am told that I make a very good motivational leader. I am on a mission to transform academic campuses as startup hubs !
My passion is to connect to young minds, mentor them & enable them to scale greater heights in life.
- Principal Investigator for the largest funds for Entrepreneurship amongst colleges
- Well recognised & acknowledged for building & scaling up entrepreneurship Initiatives at DSI
Santosh Nair The founder of Smmart True School of Entrepreneurs
He inspired over 4000 entrepreneurs across a vast spectrum of industries (Real estate, Retail, Jewelry, Engineering, Chemical, Service etc… ) and created success stories for all those organizations that came in contact with him. The Methodology used includes a mix of classroom training, experiential learning, interactive/activity based workshops and individual reviews.
smmart is an organization which ‘walks the talk’. It strives to be a role model for entrepreneurs by internally implementing all the tasks , tools , mechanisms and processes that its management training program professes to its customers; smmart thus carries the conviction and clarity in preaching from its practice.
As an entrepreneur he had the challenges of sales, service, administration, HR, IT of each and every department. Having experienced it first hand and worked in the industry before starting my own stint for 15 years, I come from both the genres. An employee turned entrepreneur. If you look at the collective 32 years of work, both have given me the insights of all the challenges an entrepreneur faces. As a true school of entrepreneurs, constantly trying to find out meaningful solutions to difficult problems, we have been in a position to satisfy many needs of an entrepreneur and our endeavor in the days to come is to build many more new products and services which caters to the requirements of an entrepreneur.
The purpose of smmart was to bring about meaningful transformation in the lives of individuals and enterprises. Having done meaningful transformation in the lives of individuals in the corporate sector we realized and observed that a large part of the SME sector remain unrepresented wherein training, development, consulting, coaching is concerned. They are difficult people with limited funds unlike the corporate. I personally believe that the SME sector is the future of India, the revolution is going to be funded by the SME sector. The future of India belongs to Entrepreneurship. Millions of individuals should become entrepreneurs. Our endeavor is to be the growth engine for the thought process transformation of individuals becoming entrepreneurs. We remain dedicated to the cause of Entrepreneur excellence and today our entire purpose is to provide path breaking solutions to entrepreneurs and develop radical shifts in their mindsets by enabling everlasting transformation so that they can scale greater heights in this dynamic and ever changing world of business. We stand committed to this particular cause and we would be there as the most powerful organization in the next 100 years all over the world. We want the SME’s to become Infosys, Asian paints, dream like Flipkart and be the chief suppliers of wherewithal.