Mr. Pradeep David
Pradeep David is a 30-year veteran in Robotics, Industrial Automation, Sales & Channel Management, currently serving as a Business Consultant & Advisor for the Innovation Projects at Indus Trust. In the past 5 years, as GM / Country Manager (South Asia) at Denmark-based Universal Robots A/S, he has successfully helped introduce collaborative robots to Indian SME’s, MNC’s & Educational Institutions. Prior to that, he was with the global Milwaukee-based automation leader, Rockwell Automation, for 20 years in various roles of increasing responsibility in the US, Singapore / APAC & India. Pradeep holds a Masters in Robotics from Clemson University, SC, USA and MBA from Marquette University, WI, USA. He is passionate about bringing a powerful technology revolution in the virtual/digital K-12 online learning space, leveraging AI & Human-Computer/Robot Interaction to deliver quality personalized education.
Mr. Ravi Narayan
Chief Executive Officer, T-Hub
Ravi is the Chief Executive Officer at T-Hub, which enables and empowers an ecosystem hungry for innovation. Based out of Hyderabad, India, T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem that powers next-generation products and new business models. It currently houses India's largest tech incubator and leads programs with large corporations like Boeing, Facebook, and United Technologies along with several international institutions.
In a career spanning over two decades, Ravi has been a product engineer, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and leader. He has co-founded three companies that he led from their inception to their successful acquisitions. As the global director of Microsoft for Startups, Ravi has helped establish Accelerators and Co-sell Programs across the world. He also worked with the portfolio of Temasek funds in Singapore to help them with digital transformation by collaborating with global startups. Mentor Partners, a venture capital fund that he cofounded, invests in product startups from India building for the global market. With a marked focus on creating world class products out of India, Ravi has been actively involved in India's startup ecosystem. By helping create startup density in the product space of Bangalore, Ravi is a key player in its evolution beyond being a hub for services. Besides advising government of Karnataka, Ravi has also advised with other national governments such as Singapore and Malaysia. During his time in Bangalore, he chaired TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES), NASSCOM Product Conclave and PAN IIT Conclave.
An engineer from IIT Madras, Ravi also holds an MS, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Having seen every facet of an entrepreneurial journey, Ravi now spends his spare time amalgamating age-old wisdom from the scriptures and classics with his experiences so one can lead a balanced, and fulfilling entrepreneur's life.