|Tahir Amin is I-MAK’s Co-Founder and Director of Intellectual Property. Tahir practised as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with two of the leading IP firms in the UK and also served as an in-house global IP manager for a multinational company.He has over 15 years experience in prosecuting, licensing, opposing and litigating trademarks, patents, and designs.|
|Priti Radhakrishnan is Co-Founder and Director of Treatment Access of I-MAK. Priti has obtained her law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law and has worked as a health attorney in the U.S., Switzerland and India. Prior to founding I-MAK, she served as the Senior Project Officer of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit in India.|
|Rishab Aiyer Ghosh is an Open Source Initiative board member. He is Founding International and Managing Editor of peer -reviewed journal First Monday and Programme Leader of FLOSS at UNU-MERIT. He has undertaken several studies on Free Software which he terms “FLOSS” – an alternative term for Free Software which he is credited with coining.|
Vickram Crishna, is a technologist, a human rights activist, an activist for personal privacy protection, and has been a practitioner and a commentator on media, technology and management practices. He was involved with the development of the Hawking Communicator, software designed to replace the traditional point-and-click computer interface paradigm. He is currently engaged in doctoral research related to the development of communication technologies for persons with palpable physical/sensory challenges.
|Prabir Purkayastha is a an engineer and a science activist in the power, telecom and software sectors. He is one of the founding members of Delhi Science Forum and its Secretary. He has written and published extensively a variety of science and technology policy issues in several leading journals and newspapers including ‘Economic and Political Weekly’, ‘Times of India’ and a number of Delhi Science Forum publications.|
|Mumbai-based Geeta Seshu was once principal correspondent of ‘The Indian Express’. Today, she lectures on the media at several universities, including Bombay University, SNDT University, Marathwada University and Symbiosis. She was also the editor of the magazine, ‘Humanscape’. She has written for WFS and one of her recent pieces dealt with a filmmaker’s attempt to understand the life of her domestic help.|
|Faisal Farooqui is a highly recognized IT entrepreneur who is among the trailblazers of his generation. He was among the lead petitioners who challenged the various sections of the IT Act, which finally resulted in a victory for the entire nation, when the Supreme Court declared 66A as illegal and diluted many other sections. As a result no more arrests for speaking your mind. No more content takedown without a court order. Faisal is the founder and CEO of MouthShut.com, India’s largest consumer review and recommendation platform, with reviews on lakhs of products.He served on the Internet Task Force of NASSCOM and was an advisor to TIE for India’s new Copyright Act. The British High Commission has included Faisal among the list of top 50 young leaders who’ve demonstrated potential to change the country. He is a self-confessed tech geek, enjoys growing vegetables and loves horse-riding.|
|Chetan has been a civil rights litigator before the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India for the last 7 years. Admitted to practice in both India and California, he also acts as of counsel to a law firm in Palo Alto which works with and advises late stage technology start ups. He holds an undergraduate law degree from GGSIPU, New Delhi and a BCL from the University of Oxford, England.
|Kannan M. Moudgalya is a professor of Chemical Engineering, Systems and Control, and Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. Prof. Kannan has held the posts of Associate Dean (R&D), Head of Application Software Cell and Head of the Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme, at IIT Bombay. He is a Member of the Standing Committee of the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Government of India. He is a life member of ISTE and CSI, and a member of IEEE. Prof. Kannan is now devoting his time on spreading education on a massive scale, without quality dilution. He has been focusing on spoken tutorials, open source software systems, virtual labs and the low cost tablet, Aakash. He believes that it is possible to provide high quality education to all our children through a combination of education, information and communication technologies, making India a developed country in the process.|
|Sharad’s personal mantra is to lead big and small companies through orbit change. Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments. Sharad is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13.
He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur.
Sharad is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.