An entrepreneur, a startup leader, a strong strategist and a master at execution, Rajeev has successfully started, grown and scaled numerous companies, both within India and globally. Rajeev has been a prolific business leader and an enabler of growth for companies including Ilantus Technologies, Computer Associates (NASDAQ:CA), Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) and IT&T Enterprises (now Igate Technologies), and Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT). Today Rajeev is considered a global expert for Start-Ups, leading tech startups - building growth strategies, raising capital, and thereafter ensuring flawless execution and a successful exit.
Rajeev received his Bachelors of Engineering – Computer Science Degree from University of Pune. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters. He is a passionate ultra runner, an avid reader, and yoga enthusiast.Read More
Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy is a highly successful serial entrepreneur of technology and IT infrastructure business. He is the founder, chairman and managing director of CtrlS Datacenters, Asia Pacific’s largest Tier 4 Datacenter service provider serving over 3,500 customers including 12 of the Global Fortune 100 and 24 of the top ET 100 Indian companies. Promoted by the Pioneer Group, as well as the $39 bn OCH ZIFF capital group OZM (NYSE), CtrlS is APAC's largest Tier 4 Data center and managed services provider. Seamlessly managing the data of over 3,500 Indian and leading organizations worldwide, CtrlS is trusted by industry leaders across an impressive spectrum of business verticals including BFSI, Telecom, IT/ITeS etc
CtrlS holds state-of-the-art facilities in Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai, while plans to launch in New Delhi 2015 and Bangalore 2016 are in full swing CtrlS operates state-of-the-art facilities in Hyderabad, chennai and Mumbai, while the plans to launch its New Delhi this year and Bangalore next year are underway. The Company has close to 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India. CtrlS is a recipient of awards and recognition such as CIO Choice Award, Best Datacentre by SME Channels, Aegis Graham Bell Award Innovation in Cloud Service, CII National Award for the most Innovative and Energy Efficiency Unit.
Mr. Pinnapureddy is regarded as the thought leader in the datacenter industry and has steered over 200 innovations. He is credited with launching first Tier 4 datacenter in India and has been instrumental in changing the Datacenter Market landscape in India by building a datacenter which can guarantee the highest availability and least energy consumption. His strong belief in the philosophy of “total ownership for consistent value addition to clients” is strongly imbibed in CtrlS as its brand core.
Sridhar has been recognized for his good work in business as well as social initiatives and is a recipient of several awards including:
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Eric Robinson was appointed Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada, Bengaluru in August, 2017. He and his team, which includes Trade Offices in Chennai and Hyderabad, promote trade and investment relations between Canada and Southern India including the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University, Mr. Robinson joined the Canadian Federal Public Service in 1988, working at the Canadian Revenue Agency until 1995. Following two years with the Yukon Government in Whitehorse, he joined Global Affairs Canada in 1997. Mr. Robinson has held a number of positions within Global Affairs Canada, including trade policy assignments at headquarters and postings in Tehran, New Delhi, and Brussels. Immediately prior to his appointment, Mr. Robinson was the Alternate Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations Food Agencies in Rome.
Mr. Robinson is married to Dr. Hilary Robinson, they have three children.Read More
An entrepreneur with a commitment to building high value businesses, Suresh is responsible for promoting the success of the group and its worldwide functions and sustainability. With over a decade of online marketing and advertising experience, he has a strong understanding of building effective cross-country and cross-cultural business operations. He directs and supervises the group's strategy and its implementation globally.
Suresh founded two successful companies USAGreetings and Ybrant Technologies. He maintains a global network of trusted relationships with peer entrepreneurs, corporates, partners, institutions and the media. He has consummated, completed and integrated 10 major acquisitions for Ybrant Digital, coupled with fund raising. The group under his leadership has raised $100 million in equity and debt over a period of 7 years.
Prior to co-founding two successful companies USAGreetings and Ybrant Technologies, he worked in various roles across different industries in Fortune 500 companies, such as Caterpillar, Chrysler, SBC(PacBell) and Charles Schwab.
Suresh holds an M. S. in Engineering from the Iowa State University and a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.Read More
Mahesh is a Partner with Anthill Ventures where he works with startups and corporates to build and run innovation programs designed to help startups scale with speed. He is an active speaker and writer on leadership and innovation.
With over 23 years in building global businesses, Mahesh uses his strong operations & business transformation background to define and execute business transformation and innovation strategies for businesses using change management, process transformation and design thinking.
Mahesh is an ICF certified leadership coach. He works with corporate leaders, business owners and startup founders in defining goals and executing action plans to achieve those outcomes.
Mahesh is a certified trainer in Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, Design Thinking, Reengineering.Read More
Deepthi Reddy Madugula is the founder of Womenergy India Organization started in 2016 , a unique women driven social enterprise with a vision to empower women, build eco entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship among homepreneurs,create green livelihoods,Facilitatiing networking , branding and bringing hundreds of women together on to one platform currently as both a startup and an evolving standup by itself.
A young Development consultant , social entrepreneur, A serial ecopreneur who has incubated noted agribased startups like Organic Gampa, Farm Tour.She established her first company Idhya Eco living pvt ltd in 2012 through which she has consulted and incubated several green business models in the past 5 years.
Graduate of horticulture, masters in public administration, Permaculturist and natural farming models campaigner ,Trainee under Agri-clinics & Agribusiness center (ACABC) scheme ,consulted e-Sagu as Agri advice expert and worked as Eco CSR consultant at IIT-H in the past,worked with several grassroot level societies like Aranya Agricultural Alternatives , has NGO’s experience since 15 yrs, has 7 yrs of experience in contributing to Eco social entrepreneurship and community models incubation Highly creative and intuitive individual passionate of natural way of living, has established foothold in the arena of green biz, green management, corporate environmental practices, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-Environment, Sustainable green business and aspires to integrate conscious ecological activism with business.
She is an exemplary combination of innovation and passion in the social projects she creates. Her mission is to nurture Eco conscious communities and establish Eco sustainable living .Her dream now is to create 1 lakh women entrepreneurs in green enterprising path .Read More