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Dr. Aman Iqbal is the Founder and Global Partner, CEO, Vantage Enterprise. A technology and healthcare entrepreneurin the field of biopharma, Data Science and diagnostics, he has had diverse working experience from academia, to mid-cap biotech to public-private research organization funded by all major Pharma companies and numerous healthcare based startups. He is recognized as Prime Minister’s Top 40 under 40 emerging entrepreneurs of Canada, and is a member of the Executive Club of Canada.
Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi is the Senior Vice President at IKP Knowledge Park. A trained clinician (neurosurgery), he was formerly the Head of R&D and Innovation (Emerging Markets) at Medtronicand the Associate Director-Medical Affairs & Head-Covidien Center of Innovation. He has also been the advisor to the Department of Bio-Technology (DBT) for the BIRAC grants (BIG) and continues to be abusiness mentor for the Atal Innovation Mission, T-hub, CiE-IIIT Hyderabad, IIM-Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad and CCMB.
Dr. Chinnababu Sunkavalli is a practicing Robotic Surgical Oncologist in Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad and Founder, CEO and Director of GRACE Cancer Foundation (Global Research And Cancer Education).Pioneering free cancer screening across rural areas,he is also the Founder Director of ClinSync Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd. and started a State-of-the-art cancer care center including radiotherapy at Indur Cancer Hospital in Nizamabad, providing world-class cancer care within the reach of common man.
Dr. Radha Rangarajanis the Chief Scientific Officer at Health Cubed. A biotech entrepreneur and an expert in the field of Antimicrobial Resistance, she was formerly the Head, Innovation, and Strategy at Ojas Medtech-IIIT Hyderabad. She was also the co-founder and CEO of Vitas Pharma, prior to which she was a scientist in the Drug Discovery division of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories where she managed research programs in multiple therapeutic areas including, anti-infectives and metabolic disorders.
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A seasoned veteran of the pharma industry, Abhijit has held a number of leadership roles at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, retiring as the Chief Operating Officer of the company’s businesses globally. He is also the Operating partner at Advent PE, Independent Director in RA Chem Pharma, Bharat Serums and ICE and a Senior Advisor at Slayback Pharma.
Dr. Anthony Vipin Das is an innovator and an Ophthalmologist, serving as the Team Principal and Chief Architect of eyeSmart EMR, a revolutionary award winning Electronic Medical Record and Hospital Management System developed in-house at LVPrasad Eye Institute. He is a Chevening Scholar from Oxford University and has also been named amongst the Top 35 Innovators under 35 years of age in the world (TR35 2012) by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Dr. Ashwin Naik is a Healthcare Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author. Heserves as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a TED fellow and Ashoka fellow. He has co-founded and built India’s first semi-urban hospital network, Vaatsalya Hospital. He also serves as a SeniorAdvisor at Xynteo.
Ms. Harini Calamur has over 20 years of experience in devising content solutions and digital strategy in various formats across entertainment, education, and news. She is also a visiting faculty for degree, master’s, and professional programs in media, communication, and digital media programs at leading institutes of higher education in India, including SP Jain, Welingkar, MICA, KC College, and Sophia College.
Mr. Jay Krishnan a serial entrepreneur and currently serves as the General Partner at Mantra Capital. He has also been the Founding Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at T-Hub, India’s largest start-up incubator. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, including from CleanTech Open, ICSPAT, TechConnect, Make a Difference, StartMeUp, and Red Herring.
Mr. Mahesh Iyeris the resident mentor of the BIRAC funded med-tech accelerator located at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIIT Hyderabad. Previously, he was the Head of Biostatistics - GDD India at Novartis. He is a consultant on innovation and entrepreneurship and currently the Head, Stats and Programming at PAREXEL India.
Dr. Mahesh Joshi is the CEO of Apollo Home Care. An alumnus of the Indian School of Business, and has extensive experience in helping startups in med-tech and life-sciences. He is also the proud recipient of the Life time achievement award by the SEMI (Society for Emergency Medicine India) for excellence and dedication to specialty of Emergency Medicine India and the Kalakriti award for Excellence and Achievement 2014.
Mr. Manish Sharma is the Head Strategy & Business Transformation at Philips. He specializes in P&L leadership, Strategy, Sales, Business Transformation, Product Management and Development, Technology commercialization. He has also worked with companies like Danaher and Medtronics.
Mr. Mukesh Sharma is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Menterra, a venture capital fund platform that addressesissues facing agriculture, healthcare, and education in India through private investments.Formerly the Chief Investment Officer at Villgro, India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, he has also been a non-executive director on the board of Biosense Technologies, Omix Labs, Adiuvo Diagnostics and Concept Learning.
Mr. Ram Narayan Konakanchi, a leading healthcare professional, is the Director of Olympus Medical Systems India Private Ltd. He is also Co-Founder at Healthware Pvt Ltd, company in minimal invasive surgery space
Dr. Ramesh Byrapaneni is the Managing Director of one of India’s premier Venture Capital Fund, Endiya Partners. He has in the past served as the President of TiE Hyderabad and was the Founding Director of Hyderabad Angels. A cardiologist-turned-venture capitalist, he invests mainly in digital health and medical devices.
Mr. Ramesh Loganathan is a Professor, Co-Innovation and Head Research/Innovation Outreach at IIIT Hyderabad. He has served as a Chief Innovation Officer (interim) of TS State Innovation Cell, as well in leadership positions in a large number of software companies.
Dr. Ramjee Pallela is the Chief Operating Officer at the Atal Incubation Centre – Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology. He was the Chief Manager, Grants Management Division at IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad. A seasoned mentor and enabler in the life sciences innovation ecosystem, he has extensive experience of working with Biotechnology Ignition Grants (BIG) of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
Mr. Ravi Narayan is the CEO of T-hub, India’s largest start-up incubator. He is also the co-founder of Mentor Partners, a venture capital fund specializing in mentoring of portfolio startups. He has served as the Global Director of Microsoft for Startups and worked with the portfolio of Temasek funds in Singapore to help them with digital transformation by collaborating with global startups.
Ms. Ritu Verma is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital – an impactinvestment fund that invests in innovations for the next billion. She sits on theboard/board observer positions of multiple startups like Cropin, Agricx, Niramaiand Healthsutra. She is also a member of the IMC Agri and Food Processing Committee and is part of the advocacy council for Impact Investors Council in India.
Prof. Sarang Deo is the Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management at the Indian School of Business. He also collaborates with international agencies such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a number of life-sciences projects. He has extensive experience in areas like vaccine supply-chain and TB diagnostic pathways.
Mr. Siddharth Jain is CEO and Chief Regulatory Advisor of Symbiorph Clinical Trialogy and has extensive experience in Medical Device Clinical Evaluation Report Preparation, Post Market Clinical Follow-up (PMCF), Risk Management, CE Certification and Global Product Registration in Latin America, GCC, MENA, South East Asia and US FDA.
Dr. Suresh Babu Munuswamy is an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPH-H) and Head of the Health Informatics and Technology Innovations at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). He has been associated with setting up, coordinating and promoting India’s first Integrated MSc. and PhD and Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India – Health Informatics-Rapid Design Lab focusing on Graphic Design, Product Design, Computer Vision and Visual Analytics for Health Care.
Mr. Vijaya Simha is the CEO at Audicor Cardiometrics Pvt Ltd.He is a serial entrepreneur and has over 30 years of experience in bringing green field projects to market. He has previously served as the CEO of OneBreath, Inc., a Stanford University based medical ventilator company and headed BPL’s medical device division.
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