Intl. StartupWorkshop December 14-15, 2017 The Gateway Hotel Beach Road, Vizag India

Shri.Nara Lokesh | Hon'ble Minister, Information Technology


Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development | AP State, India

Nara Lokesh is Indian politician and businessman. He is the Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development in Andhra Pradesh. 

Lokesh has an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Bachelor of Science with specialization in Management Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

Lokesh has been one of the Trustees of NTR Memorial Trust (popularly known as NTR Trust) on Healthcare, Education, Skills Enhancement and Disaster Management.

Achievements of Mr. Nara Lokesh:

1. Architect of Cash Transfer Scheme (CTS) for party’s manifesto in the 2009 assembly elections. Lokesh developed the concept by observing a similar one in Brazil. It was introduced by UPA-2 government headed by Congress Party in the year 2013 although it criticized Lokesh for mooting the concept initially.

2. Played a crucial role in bringing back the party into power under the leadership of his father and party’s national President Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

3. Architect of Public Private Participation (PPP) model to provide drinking water to all villages of Andhra Pradesh under a scheme christened NTR Sujala Sravanti scheme.

4. Successfully introduced an accident insurance scheme to all active workers of the party and implemented it successfully. His move to introduce the insurance scheme was aped by  many of his political rivals later.

5. Inventor of TDP Workers’ Welfare Fund which extends financial aid to party workers in times of need. 

6. Created a new record by enrolling over 50 lakh people as party workers in record number of days. The fete achieved by the party was compared with the US Army  by many intellectuals and political observers alike 

Nara Lokesh, the National General Secretary of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh state in India  has proved himself to be the perfect political successor of his father and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu thanks to his streak of achievements in politics. Lokesh got into politics in the year 2013 as the heir of his father and began to participate actively in the affairs of TDP by the month of May of the same year. 

Shri. Ghanta Srinivasa Rao | Hon'able Minister of Education


Mr. Ganta Srinivasarao (born 2 Dec 1960) is currently the minister of Human Resources Development ( Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher & Technical Education) of Andhra Pradesh in India.

He is representing the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from Bhimili Assembly Constituency.He was elected thrice as an MLA and once as an MP from various constituencies in Visakhapatnam district.

Mr. Ganta Srinivasarao is a very dynamic politician in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. He won 2004 Assembly elections from Chodavaram Constituency on . Later he contested from Anakapalle Assembly segment during 2009 Assembly elections. 

Mr. Ganta Srinivasarao was born on 1st December 1960 in Prakasam district.He studied B.Com., B.L. and joined in politics. He was elected twice as an MLA and once as an MP from various constituencies in visakhapatnam district. He was married to Smt. Sarada and have one son and one daughter.

Dr. Shri. A. V. Rama Rao


Founder & Chairman | Avra Group Of Companies

Rama Rao is an eminent Indian scientist with over 35 years experience in research and leadership. He was the former director of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) – a premier chemical research organization within the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. 

His work on the isolation, structure elucidation of natural products and the synthesis of complex natural products is described in 262 research papers and 30 patents. He developed over 50 drug technologies that have been commercialized by the pharmaceutical industry. He was bestowed with the title of "Padmashri" by the President of India in 1991. 

The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, elected Rao as their Fellow in 1985. The Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences, India, the two other major science academies in India, followed suit, by electing him as a Fellow in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Subsequently, the Third World Academy of Sciences also elected him as a Fellow in 1995. He received the K. G. Naik Medal in 1982[1] and, two years later, he was awarded the 1984 VASVIK Industrial Research Award. The Government of India included him in the 1991 Republic Day honours list for the civilian award of the Padma Shri. He was awarded the Durga Prasad Khaitan Memorial Medal of the Asiatic Society in 1992 and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Technology Award reached him in 1993.

The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) honoured him with their Technology Award in 1994, making him the first Indian chemist to receive the award.] He received three more awards the same year, the first, UDCT Distinguished Alumni and UDCT Diamond Award, from his alma mater, University Department of Chemical Technology, followed by CSIR Business Prize from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Om Prakash Bhasin Award from Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation. The first decade of the 21st century saw him receiving three awards, Chemical Research Society Gold Medal in 2006, Indian Science Congress Presidential Gold Medal in 2007 and Institute of Chemical Technology Platinum Award in 2009. In 2012, he was awarded the Dr. Yellapragada Subba Rao Award, by the Nellore based foundation, in the name of the late Indian biochemist. He is also a recipient of P. C. Ray Medal, Dr. Y. Nayudamma Gold Medal, INSA Viswakarma Medal, Ranbaxy Research Foundation Award and FICCI Award. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research instituted a lecture series, A. V. Rama Rao Lecture Series, composed of Foundation lectures and Prize lectures, to commemorate his 70th birthday. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), in association with Avra Laboratories, has also instituted an award lecture in his honour. Archive for Organic Chemistry issued a commemorative issue in 2005, to mark the 70th birth year of Rama Rao.

Mr. David Braun | USA


CEO & Co-Founder | Template Monster, USA

David is a well-known public activist and serial IT entrepreneur. In May 2002 together with his mates, he co-founded the TemplateMonster company -  – a website template provider with 1,5 million users worldwide. David is the founder of People’s Project – a military and civil crowdfunding platform to support people who suffered during the war in Ukraine. 

He is the happy father of 4 children, a drummer and passionate social activist in the development of the local small businesses.

Working as CEO for TemplateMonster for 13 years he has launched numerous IT projects. Since 2002 he has invested in multiple projects, such as MotoCMS, Photodoto, Site2you, and Designfloat.

He is also a member of the advisory board for a very prominent UAV producer in Ukraine, UKSPECSYSTEMS & CEO of Weblium, Ukraine. 

Ms. Amy Spitzfaden Both | USA


Director | PSCS

Amy Spitzfaden is an author, entrepreneur, and Engagement Manager for PSCS Consulting. 

She published her first novel, Untold, in 2014 after winning the Inkfingerz writing contest. She is currently working on her second book, and her short story Storybook is slated to be published by Amphibian Press early 2018. 

Since 2012, Amy has created specialized ways to create and promote engaging content for both PSCS and its publisher clients. As Engagement Manager, Amy is the head of the marketing and social media branch of PSCS. She created the web series Publishing in 60 Seconds, helping publishers learn the most effective strategies to market their magazines through online channels. 

This year, Amy, co-founded Cozy Connections, a company dedicated to keeping long-distance family, friends, and relationships connected. Amy and her husband Ravi split their time between New Hampshire and The Netherlands. They are dedicated to finding ways to enrich their communities through entrepreneurship. In addition to supporting local business, Amy is involved in many writers’ groups and served for two years as Secretary on the board of directors for the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs. 

Amy graduated from Maharishi University of Management in 2012 with a degree in Literature. Her second novel Fingerprinted Hearts is due to come out in 2018.

Mr. Ravi HC Rento Both


Director, Web, SEO, SMM | PSCS, Denmark

Ravi is a jack of all trades at PSCS Consulting, a consultancy for magazine publishers, focusing on online marketing. 

He holds an MBA in Sustainable Business and Continuous Process Improvement and has worked with a variety of clients, from schools to parenting coaches. He helped clients improve and expand their marketing efforts online by getting them started with paid online marketing campaigns, optimizing their sites, increasing their newsletter effectiveness and more.

Together with his wife Amy he co-founded Cozy-Connections, a company dedicated to keeping long-distance family, friends, and relationships connected. He is also currently working closely with a start-up in Iowa that develops communities and housing based on sustainable practices and Vedic building principles.

Originally from the Netherlands, he now lives in New Hampshire with his wife where they are working on their start-ups and developing the local community. In his free time he likes to hike, travel, learn new languages, play music and study the currency markets.

Dr. Shri. Ravi Vemuri


President of APNRT & Advisor to Chief Minister for NRT Affairs

Dr. Vemeru received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Gastroenterology Association.

Dr. Richard Bush | USA


Dean, College of Information Technology | Baker College | Michigan

Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum in the Information Technology and Computer Information Systems programs that respond to community needs;  He prepares students for success; and meets the external requirements of specialized accrediting body; Provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, implementing, assessing and ongoing continuous quality improvement of all curriculum, courses, and programs within assigned academic areas; Ensures that all faculty within assigned academic areas are appropriately qualified; Ensures that programs comply with regulatory requirements and/or accreditation standards; 

Dr. Richard Convenes advisory board committees and maintains assists campuses with community partnerships in support of programmatic goals; Ensures consistent and appropriate application of program policies within assigned academic areas, including updating campus CAOs regarding course schedule development, planning and budgeting, safety, facilities, equipment and software needs, selection and supervision of Program Directors and preparation of reports as required; Supervising the implementation, evaluation, and preparation of annual program outcomes assessment reports in the IT/CIS division; Evaluating and overseeing assessment data that leads to curriculum revisions and/or development within all IT/CIS program areas;

He supervises the development, implementation, evaluation, and preparation of strategic plan for the IT/CIS division by leading the initiative with program directors and faculty, along with other key identified stakeholders; and Providing input into the evaluation of full-time and adjunct faculty members, regarding curriculum and assessment implementation and compliance. 

Dr. Richard is also serving as the Peer Reviewer in the Higher Learning Commission, and served as a contributing faculty at Walden University.  He also served as the Executive Director, e-Learning  Services an also as a Professor at Lawrence Technological University.  He also volunteered as Advisor in the Vista Maria, Board member in Eton Academy, Adjutant at American Legion Post 282 to name a few.

Shri. P. V. V P. Krishna Rao (Ambica Krishna)


Chairman | Ambica Group Of Companies

Ambica Krishna has been the Chairman and Managing Director Ambica Group of Companies  since April 1, 2010 and also served as its Compliance Officer. 

He served as Ex-Member of Legislative Assembly between the years 1999 - 2004 during which time he served public and worked hard for the development of his constituency.

Ambica Krishna is a successful producer & well known person in Andhra Pradesh film industry. He worked as a Vice Predisent A.P.Film Chamber.He was Distributed about 200 Telugu movies.  

He is serving / served as:

1.  Chairman | Films , T.V, Theater development Corporation, Amaravathi 

2. The member | Sir.C.R.Reddy College
3.  President |  The Federation of West Godavari District Small Scale Industries
4.  Vice President |  A.P. Film Chamber Hyderabad (Producer Council) 

5.  Vice President | Y.M.H.A,Committe Eluru
6.  Chief Advisor |   Sri Satya Kuchipudi International Dance Acadamy, New York.  

7.  President | Sahitya Mandali - Eluru.  & Sri Alapati Ramachandra Rao Kalapeetham, Eluru  
8.  Vice President |  Sri Kalabharathi - vijayawada. 

8.  Honorary Member  |   World Trade Center Association  
9.  Director | Ambica Empore - 3 Star Hotel

10.  Director | Ambica Windsun (P) Ltd.  and more...

Shri. Naresh Oruganti


Founder & CEO, Symbosis technologies

Entrepreneur of international stature in the field of Information Technology, and a philanthropist, hailing from a successful business family.  He played very crucial role in many companies and industries, some of the portfolios he holds are:

1.  Founder & CEO:  Symbiosis Technologies

2.  Vice President:  Vizag Development Council

3.  Vice President:  RITPA (IT Park Association, Rushikonda)

4.  Academic Senate Member:  Andhra University

5.  Advisory Board Member:  AAI, Airport Authority Of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation

6.  Founder Member:  LV Prasad Eye Institute, Vizag

7.  Ambassador:  Visakapatnam Swacch Bharat

8.  Chairman:  Tours & Travels Association of Andhra

9.  Director:  AP Chamber of Commerce

10.  Governing Counsil Chairman:  Vignan Engineering College, Vishakpatnma

11.  Panel Member:  Ease of Doing Business - ASSOCHAM, New Delhi

Symbiosys Technologies is the first company to start operations in the IT SEZ in Vishakapatnam and and instrumental in providing infrastructure push for the entire area with an investment of 20 Crores, to start with.

Symbiosys Technologies is also the first CMMI Level 3, and ISO 27001 Certified Company in the city. It has received the Award of Excellence from the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the Best Exporter in Andhra Pradesh for tier 2 cities in 2005-2006.  Also, an award from the Commerce Minister, Government of India for the Best EOU in the SSI Category in 2006-2007, 200-2008, and 2008-2009.  Currently the largest Animation and VFX company in Andhra Pradesh.

Besides promoting the IT Sector, Shri Naresh Kumar is also actively engaged in the Health and Education sector development in the city of Visakhapatnam.

Dr. Anand Govindaluri | Singapore


Founder & CEO | Govin Capital, Singapore

Dr. Anand Govindaluri is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of GOVIN Capital, a Singapore-based company with interests in Investment, Education & Social entrepreneurship. Anand has 17 years of active investment management experience and is a veteran healthcare investor.

Prior to GOVIN, Anand served as the Senior Vice President & Head of the Investment, Spin-Off Management Division at ETPL, A*STAR, Government of Singapore for 3 years. At ETPL, he with his team actively managed a portfolio of 40 companies that are in the fields of Infocomm, Engineering, Aerospace, Medtech & Biotech. In additon, he actively organized Technopreneurship & Investor workshops for researcher and scientific community at A*STAR.

Anand is a Charter Member of TiE Chennai, Member of Singapore Business Federation & SICCI, Singapore. 

Anand has earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay, USA; Master of Science degree from National University of Singapore, Singapore and Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from G B Pant University, India.
In 2017, Anand was awarded Honorary Doctorate degree in Management (Honoris Causa) from KEISIE International University, South Korea.

Padma Shri Narra Ravi Kumar


CMD | Green Infra & Logistics Management India Pvt. Ltd.

Ravi Kumar Narra is an Indian businessman and social worker from Secunderabad, known for his efforts for the upliftment of the dalit community. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to society. 

Ravi Kumar Narra was born on 1 September 1963, to Shankaraiah Narra, who was a daily wage mason, in a family with meager financial resources, in a slum in Secunderabad, commonly known as the twin city of Hyderabad, in the south Indian State of Telangana. He graduated in science, (BSc), and continued his education in law and secured a graduate degree, LLB and, later, the master's degree of LLM. He also secured a diploma in journalism (DJ) and a diploma in Public Relations.

Narra founded Shanti Chakra Foundation, a service organisation to develop networking amongst Dalits. It promotes the philosophy of B. R. Ambedkar and educates against superstitions. The Foundation undertakes weekly classes for Dalits - particularly youths - on a range of subjects.His campaigning for human rights is reflected in him being District Secretary for Human Rights in Lions International. 

Ravi Kumar Narra was honoured by the Government of India by awarding him the Padma Shri, in 2014, fourth highest civilian award in the Republic Of India  in recognition of his services to the society. 

Shri. Uttam P Kumar


Founder & Managing Director | Star Features Pvt. Ltd.

Widely acclaimed as animation specialist his works have won wide accolades from the doyens of the animation industry. He is also popularly known as the man with the magic brush. The difference between Uttam and the others in the field is, he is a born artist and equipped with the latest techniques. 

He had the opportunity to work with Warner Bros. Productions, Tinytoons, Animaniacs created by Steven Speilberg and directed by John Mc Clenahan. As a union member in the animation industry in Hollywood, Universal studios and other big names during my 10 years of stay in the United States before I came back to India to realize my dream of bringing international animation and children's content production to the door-steps of India. 

He started India’s first animation corporate training and production facility in Hyderabad on 13th May, 1995 catering to the animation productions for Hollywood studios. He is also the founder of Heart Animation Studios, Color Chips and Animaster.

His other dream was to introduce Indian characters to the world, is being realized. It is being put into action and the result of that, today he is running India’s largest children’s content holding and R&D company for print and electronic media at Star Features Pvt. Ltd., providing animation training, production services, features syndication and educational publishing. 

Developed extensive India’s K12 school generic resources, comprises more than half a million original images and content bank, created by over 700 Teachers, Subject Matter Experts, Resource Persons, Writers, Painters, Illustrators, Digital Artists and Graphic Designers.

He is also the editor-in-chief and publisher of innovative educational monthly magazines ‘I Love My School’ being published in English in 5 age-appropriate editions every month since 2007 serving more than 5000 schools in India and growing.

He is still a passionate artist love to draw, explore and enlightened every morning! 







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