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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Troy D Cline, NASA, USA

 

Troy is the E/PO (mission) Lead for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MSS).   He also serves as the Educational Technology Integration Specialist for NASA’s Sun-Earth Day and Space Weather Action Center programs. He provides ongoing educational technology support and leadership in the development and distribution of educational programs. Troy Cline is the director of the NASA STEM Innovation Lab at Goddard Space Flight Research Center. He is responsible for all areas of lab design, development, and operation. He is also the Educational Technology Lead for NASA SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM.

Padmashree Dr. V. Adhimurthy, ISRO

 

Dr Adimurthy made significant contributions to India’s Mars Orbiter and Chandrayaan Missions, as ISRO Senior Advisor (Interplanetary Missions) and as Chairman, Mars Mission Study Team; and as Chairman of several Flight Readiness Review Teams in the execution of the ISRO Space launch missions. He has also spearheaded ISRO developments on Space Debris Mitigation, Hypersonic Aerodynamics Research, and MDO Research. Published More than 150 papers in these areas. 

He is the recipient of :

National Aeronautical Prize 2005,Rocket and Related Technology Award 1997,Performance Excellence Award, Department of Space, Govt. of India, 2007,Padma Shree Award, 2012,Outstanding Achievement Award, Department of Space, Govt. of India, 2014,Laurel for Team Achievement Award, 2013, IAA, Beijing

Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Dikshant Group of Schools

Mitul Dikshit is the Chairman of Dikshant Group of Schools and also the President of International Space Society, he has been promoting Space Science in India. An avid traveller, Mitul has travelled all the seven continents including Antarctica. Mitul’s diverse education, varied work and wide range of skills have opened doors to places.

Munish Dhiman, CEO, Gesture Research International Ltd.

Munish is the Founder and CEO of an internationally renowned emerging tech company Gesture Research. , Future Tech Evangelist, Speaker, Researcher, Mentor and a Specialist on Gesture Control, Computer Vision, Holograms, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He is well known for his contribution to innovation and startup community.

Dr. C.S. Nair, Director-Skills, DPSGS

Since last 30 years, Dr. C. S. Nair has been exclusively engaged with the Education & Training Industry and was associated with renowned organizations and conglomerates based out of India and abroad.

A seasoned professional with expertise in Academic Operations, Education Franchising, Programs, Projects, Processes, People and Product Management capabilities, he has been consistently recognised for his outstanding contributions in the initial stages of ideation, incubation and sustaining growth of business by these organisations.

Over the years, Dr. Nair has been instrumental in setting up numerous processes and systems to take care of the critical component of Channel Management, Setting-up and Functioning of Franchise Centers and customization of Internal Employee Training and Delivery needs of these organisation in addition to ensuring  integration of the Training and Delivery Execution Management Systems of Academies and Study Centers affiliated to multiple Indian Universities.

Since 2013, he has been playing a very vital and exclusive role in the Skill Development Industry in driving the end-to-end tasks, right from business partner affiliation process to setting up of Skill Centers and designing and development of capacity building curriculum to training methodology, people performance, productivity and monitoring & evaluation methods and techniques.

Dr. Nair is known for his core competencies in setting up service standards, team building, deep learning and real time creative thinking.

Dr. Amrita Vohra, Director of Education, GEMS Education India

Dr. Amrita Vohra has been an eminent educationist for the past 23 years. An alumnus of Lucknow and Cambridge Universities, she began her career as a Lecturer for English Literature and worked for Isabella Thoburn College, Jaipuria Institute of Management (JIM) and later Amity University. Dr. Vohra has also managed and set up some esteemed educational institutions like The Millennium School, Lucknow as Headmistress and G.D. Goenka Public School, Lucknow as Principal. She moved on to research, curriculum design, teacher education, educational leadership training, and school management while working with Dr. Sunita Gandhi’s Global Classroom, as ‘Head – Academic Research and Training’. Catering to over 60 Franchisee and Affiliate schools across India, she traveled the country training teachers and school leaders to bring about change in education.

Beena Nair, Assistant Vice President and Academic Head, Seth M.R. Jaipuria Group of Schools

Hailing from a small town in Kerala, she married an army officer and traveled within India and abroad, meeting people from all walks of life in remote difficult areas. Starting off as a teacher, she became a coordinator, Principal, Training head, Lead Curriculum Designer, Project Manager and General Manager and after decades, ventured into writing, counselling, mentoring and consulting, and is now the Assistant Vice President and Academic Head of Seth M R Jaipuria Group of Schools, managing more than twenty five schools all over India. Throughout her career, she continued learning, and has two Masters’ degrees and an M.Phil, as well as diplomas from IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad.
Through her career, she has worked to empower women – from designing learning programs for tribal girls in the North East, to counseling women separated from their spouses by the tumultuous nature of military life. She is an active member of the Army Wives Welfare Association, setting up Skill development centers, empowering women and organizing revenue generation projects- like Swavlambhan.
She has been an Editor for E-magazines and Newsletters, 2014-2017 and have authored more than 50 books (preprimary and primary) for Jaipuria Edutech Ltd., 2014- 2017 and has written Instructional manual and school operational manuals. She has travelled worldwide and visited more than 35 countries; well versed with a variety of national and international curricula
She has received ‘Management Excellence Award’ from S Chand Group, 2009, AWWA Award of Excellence, 2011 , ‘Exceptional Woman of Excellence’ award by World Women Economic Forum, 2018 and ‘Weaving Dreams Excellence Award’ at International Conference and Human Library, Delhi,2018

Anirudh Gupta, CEO, DCM Group of Schools

Born and brought up in Ferozepur, Mr. Anirudh Gupta is a leading Entrepreneur, an Eminent Writer and an enthusiastic Social Worker in Punjab. He is an Environmental Engineer by qualification and has also done his Masters in International Business. Mr. Gupta is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, USA. He has vast knowledge in the areas of solid waste management, environment protection and has also worked on project for effective traffic management.Mr. Gupta is also leading Educationist. He is the CEO of the renowned D C M Group of Institutions, which has branches in various parts of Punjab and Haryana, and is a leading charitable organization serving the cause of education since last 67 years. He has attended several National and International Conferences in the field of Education in U.K, Australia, Finland,UAE, USA and other locations.

He has also been elected as Chairman of the Ferozepur Sahodaya Schools Complex and Senior Vice President of the Independent Schools Federation of India.

Mr. Gupta was also nominated as Member of the Cantonment Board which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

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