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Guest Lectures

Saurabh Jain

VICE PRESIDENT- PAYTM
Get ready to diversify your spectrum with the Vice President of Paytm, Saurabh Jain. A chartered accountant by profession, he has a keen interest in technology and is heading the 'Paytm - Build for India' program. He is also the founder at Fun2Do labs having the motto of "Making education OPEN and FUN". He has penned 'Mobile Phone Programming' - which is India's first book on mobile app technology.

Sanjaya Baru

POLITICAL COMMENTATOR AND POLICY ANALYST​
Equip yourself to dive into the world of strategies and policies with the expert himself - Sanjaya Baru. He was media advisor and chief spokesperson of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. He has also served as associate editor at TOI and Economic Times alongside being the chief editor at Business Standard. He has administered as the Director for Geoeconomics and strategy at IISS. Being the author of remarkable books, he has proved that values are what makes a person great.

David Meltzer

CEO OF SPORTS1MARKETING
Fasten your seatbelts as Footprints takes you on the journey to the world of enterpreneurship with David Meltzer... David Meltzer is a renowned speaker whose combination of inspiration and pragmatism has led to world recognition. Featured on magazine such as Forbes, TedX and ESPN, he is 3 times international best selling author. He is acknowledged among top 100 business coaches of the world. Along with being a great motivator, his life's aim is to inspire the lives of 1 billion people.

CMDE Mukesh Bhargava

VICE PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF BOARD,
L&T DEFENCE.
Get ready to augment your brains as FootPrintsX10 presents you with an opportunity to know the life journey of the member of the board of L&T Defence, CMDE Mukesh Bhargava. An Electrical Engineer of IIT Roorkee, he had put in 31 years of distinguished and unmatched military service dedicated to the country.  He has led partnerships with ISRO and VSSC for supplying Mission Critical Systems for PSLV, GSLV, Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan which have created International benchmarks in the field of space technology. Along with serving the country, he has also inspired the youth with his diverse field of interest and critical decision making.

CMDE Mukesh Bhargava

DATE - 21st Feb.
TIME - 11 : 00 AM
VENUE - Main Auditorium, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, MSU
FEES - 100/-

David Meltzer

DATE - 22nd Feb.
TIME - 11 : 00 AM
VENUE - Main Auditorium, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, MSU
FEES - 100/-

Sanjaya Baru

Date - 21st Feb.
Time - 05 : 30 PM
VENUE - Main Auditorium, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, MSU
FEES - 100/-

Saurabh Jain

DATE - 23rd Feb.
TIME - 11 : 00 AM
VENUE - Main Auditorium, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, MSU
FEES - 100/-

Previous Guest

Raghava Rao

CFO,AMAZON INDIA
FootPrintsX9 gave an opportunity to listen to Raghava Rao, the CFO of Amazon India, an alumnus of IIT-Mumbai and IIM-Calcutta who had shared his experiences that shaped his career path over 20 years in international organizations like Hindustan Unilever, Kimberley-Clark and many more.

Dr. David H. Grinspoon

ADVISOR AT NASA
The renowned astrobiologist Dr. David H. Grinspoon shared his perspective on the mysteries of evolution of universe and existence of extraterrestrial life and helped enhance our vision on the same.

Peter C. Schultz

The co-inventor of fibre optics, Peter C. Schultz took us on a journey behind the invention of a technology which changed the world of communication.

Vineet Mehta

SENIOR MANAGER, R&D, TESLA MOTORS​
He is the senior manager of research and development department of Tesla Motors, San Francisco. He has graduated from Stanford University, California. He is the founder of "219 Design LLC" as well as the designer of top leading models of Tesla like Roadster 2, Tesla Semi, Model S, Model X, Model 3 and many more. He has worked with the US Government on renewable energy resources and also has various patents filed under his name for fuel efficient products.

Don Vaughn

NEUROSCIENTIST, SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR
He is an American Neuroscientist, DJ, model, data analyst and science communicator. His TEDx talk on neuroplasticity, entitled "Neurohacking: Rewiring your Brain" received over a million views on YouTube. His album "The Don Vaughn experiment" is a popular hit on YouTube. He has made an application which catches neuro signals from babies and converts it to speech. His research has been featured in worldwide popular magazines like The Time, Cosmopolitan etc. Presently he is a teaching faculty at Santa Clara University.

Dr. Casey Handmer

LEVITATION ENGINEER, HYPERLOOP ONE
He is a levitation engineer at Hyperloop One, Los Angeles. He did his PhD from Caltech University. He has worked with NASA in the field of artificial intelligence and has also written a book called "Mars Exploration Technology". He was one of the top writers of Quora from 2014 to 2017 and one of his answers has been published in Forbes magazine. He is also a pilot and a musician.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

FILMMAKER, SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR
An Indian filmmaker and screenwriter, well known for writing and directing Rang de Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Delhi 6 and many more. He also owns a film production company named as "ROMP Pictutes". He received great credit for his movie "Rang de Basanti", winning the "Best Director Award", "BAFTA award" nomination for the best foreign language movie and it was also recommended for Oscar Award 2006-2007. His movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" also turned out to be a commercial and critical success. His documentary "Bollywood: the greatest love story ever told" was featured in Cannes Film Festival 2012.

Subramanian Swamy

ECONOMIST, POLITICIAN
Subramanian Swamy is an Indian politician and economist who serves as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.He was the President of the Janata Party. Swamy has served as a member of the Planning Commission of India and was a Cabinet Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government

Dr.-Ing Ulrich Bez

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, ASTON MARTIN
Dr.-Ing Ulrich Bez is the non-executive chairman of Aston Martin and former CEO of Aston Martin. Dr. Bez published a book "Making Aston Martin", which describes his background as well as his work at Aston Martin.

Mark Edward

SKEPTIC-PSYCHIC ENTERTAINER
He is a skeptic-psychic entertainer who specializes in mind reading amd telepathy. He has also secured Emmy award nomination in 2002.

H. Sidhesha

PROJECT AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, LCA, ADA, DEFENSE
He is the Project Director and Technology director at LCA(Light combat Aircraft), Aeronautical Development Agency, Ministry of Defense, Government of India. He is the man behind the development of Tejas
.

Chris Korn

ILLUSIONIST
Globally renowned, Chris Korn has captivated audiences in over 20 foreign countries - from Japan to South Africa - and in over 100 cities in the United States, showcasing his extensive repertoire of ecstatic illusion. Since starring in his own series, MONDO MAGIC, on A&E, MONDO MAGIC SINGAPORE, & MAGIC ASIA on AXN (the #1 TV show throughout Asia and Singapore).

Dr. Henry Throop

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST (PSI), NEW HORIZON MISSION NASA
Dr. Henry Throop was responsible for the oversight and management of two of the NASA's major scientific research programs, one of which is New Horizons Mission. Throop’s work has been featured in Science, Nature, Time, The Washington Post and on the History Channel and National Geographic TV. Throop had been working on NASA’s New Horizons mission since 2003, in preparation for its arrival at Pluto in July, 2015, which has been successfully achieved.

Roel Vertegaal

INVENTOR OF SAMSUNG SMART PAUSE TECHNOLOGIES
Roel Vertegaal is an interaction designer and scientist working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. He is best known for his pioneering work on flexible and paper computers, with systems such as PaperWindows (2004), PaperPhone (2010) and PaperTab (2012). He is also known for inventing ubiquitous eye input, such as Samsung's Smart Pause technologies, and BitDrones, one of the first programmable matter user interfaces

Meetul Patel

GENERAL MANAGER OF MICROSOFT INDIA
He is the General Manager at Microsoft, India, with extensive opportunity identification, strategy definition, strategy implementation, and business management experience gained through 20 years of cross-sector and cross-functional management consulting experience and business leadership roles.

Harry Kroto

CHEMIST
Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, known as Harry Kroto, was an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes. He is the recipient of many other honors and awards.

Marshall Strabala

ARCHITECT OF BURJ KHALIFA AND SHANGHAI TOWERS
Mr. Strabala has designed more than 50 world-renowned developments in North America, Asia and Europe, including three of the world’s 10 tallest buildings namely Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower and Zifeng Tower. His projects include the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, the 5 Canada Square building at London’s Canary Wharf, and the Houston Ballet.

Satyajit Bhatkal

DIRECTOR OF THE SHOW ‘SATYAMEV JAYATE’
The renowned director of the television show ‘ Satyamev Jayate”, which has completed 3 seasons and 25 episodes so far, also the co-writer and director of Zokkomon produced by Walt Disney released in 2011, is also a member of Indian lawyer association and wrote and directed “Bombay Lawyers” which was a critically acclaimed series dealing with important issues.

Jeff Lieberman

HOST OF TIME WARP SHOW ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Jeff Lieberman is the host of the show Time Warp on Discovery Channel. Lieberman, originally from Florida, holds two B.S. degrees, in Mathematics and Physics, and two M.S. degrees, in Mechanical Engineering.