NASSCOM Startup Warehouse
Lower Ground Floor, DD3, Diamond District ISRO Colony, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
ReThink: This event highlights thinkers and doers who are revisiting long-established ideas and solutions in the spaces of technology, entrepreneurship, education, literature and art.
Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Innovation Officer at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad. He was the Chief Product Manager at the UIDAI, and a key contributor to India Stack. Previously he was a Product Manager at Google, looking after Google News, Google Maps and Map Maker. He holds a MS, Computer Science degree from UCLA and BTech, Computer Science degree from IIT Bombay.
An engineer and a science activist. His technical work involves developing control and optimisation of systems, using mathematical programming, statistical models and neural networks. Simultaneously, he has worked on the nature of work in the digital age, the changing relationship between capital and labour, and its societal impact. Currently, he is looking at artificial intelligence (AI), and the social responsibility of the AI community on its possible destructive impact.
Author and illustrator
Author and illustrator of The Mahabharata – A Child's View, and, wrote in collaboration with Moyna Chitrakar, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Sita's Ramayana. Her third book, The Missing Queen, was published by Penguin and Zubaan. Her fourth novel, The Prince is forthcoming from Juggernaut Books.
Deep sea diver
Professionally teaching as a PADI staff instructor, Umeed now conducts specialised underwater photography courses designed to address both ecology and photography. His imagery ranges from fine art to scientific documentation – his practice draws one’s eye to aquatic systems and the detail within. Umeed has applied this combination of skills and interests across fields – with numerous popular publications, book contributions, exhibitions, educational material and in the setting up of a marine research dive facility on the Andaman Islands.