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Dawn of The Geek Show
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Talent is everywhere but not utilized properly. We live in a world where talent matters more than prestigious degrees. “Dawn of The Geek Show” is the place where we are looking for the finest tech talents in the world. Each week we go from places to places to find the Tech Gems. Get ready for the ultimate brainstorming and challenging games. We are setting on a momentous adventure where new concepts will be tested and taught in an exciting and enjoyable way. We believe that knowledge should be fun and rewarding. We are on the voyage to find the brightest talents.
Test Areas for the Participants:

Technology

Leadership

Social Skills


Season 1 (20 Episodes):
12 premium institutions will be invited to participate in the first season of “Dawn of the Geek” show. This season will focus on institutes from India. The winner of this season will compete with the other seasons winners from India for the "Indian Geek" title and then eventually with other countries' winners for the "World Geek" title.

Round 1:
In round 1, each invited institution will nominate 12 Individuals to participate in the contest. These individuals will go through 4 games through which we will eliminate 11 individuals to select the winner who will move to the next round.

Round 2:
This round is the knock-out round in which one institution will compete with another institution to knock the opponent. This way 6 individuals will get eliminated and 6 winners will move to the next round.

Round 3:
This round is the semi-final round in which 6 participants will fight for the top two positions. Two individuals will be selected for the final round.

Round 4:
This is the final round where the 2 finalists will fight for the Geek title. The Geek title holder from India will compete with other Geek title holders from other parts of the world.
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Host

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Mayur Ramgir
President & CEO

Jury Panel Chair

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Dr. SK Mahapatra
Director

Head of Advisory

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Dr. Debalina Sarkar
Ex Fellow

Jury Panel

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Sunil Kumar
Under Secretary, Minister of Finance

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Rajendra Dhamne
Ex DIG

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Kamalendu Bali
Vice President Business Solutions

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Anand Sundaresan
Ex CEO

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Viraj Deshmukh
Principal Service Delivery Manager

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Richa M Kumar
Angel Investor, Partner

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Karuna Gopal
President

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Shalini Goyal Bhalla
Head Operations

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Shilpi Suri
HR Manager

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Dr. Jayprakash S.Rao
Managing Director

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Bhupatiraju Satyanarayana Raju
Technical Director

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Dr. Roshan Palewar
Pharma Ratna, CEO, Global Pharma Leader

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Mayur Ramgir

President & CEO

Mayur Ramgir (www.mayurramgir.com) is an international award winning innovator, author, serial-entrepreneur, speaker, film director and philanthropist. He is a Fellow of “The World Technology Network (WTN)” along with Elon Musk, Tim Berners-Lee (Founder of Internet WWW), Emmanuel Macron - President of France, John P. Holdren - Former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (Obama administration), Xi Jinping - President, People's Republic of China etc. The WTN is a cu-rated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – those creating the 21st century – are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

 

He is honored with "Champions of Change" by Honorable Vice President of India Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu on 26th December 2018 in the presence of former Chief justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan along with Chief Minister of Manipur, IAS and IPS officers from various districts. Mayur Ramgir is one of the 35 high achievers in India to receive such honor. This consists of various Ministers, IAS officers, IPS officers, Social Workers, Educationist and Healthcare specialist.

 

He has been awarded "Pride of The Nation" award by Honorable Home Minister of In-dia Mr. Rajnath Singh along with Veterans India including Maj. Gen. G D Bakshi at the Vijay Diwas Celebration 2018 in New Delhi for the contribution in the field of innovation and philanthropy.

He has been awarded “Man of Excellence” by Indian Achiever’s Forum for his excep-tional service for the betterment of society as Change-maker.

Dr. SK Mahapatra

Prof S K Mahapatra has donned many hats with distinction in his long professional career spanning 30 years in Industry and eight years in academics. He has held leadership positions in renowned Corporate Groups in India like TATA, Bajaj and Jindal, including Navaratna PSU SAIL and multinational POSCO. He has taught at XIMB and has been Director of Jaipuria School of Business at NCR since July 2016. After his joining at the helm the B-School has registered a phenomenal growth in reputation in NCR for all round development.

 

Dr. Debalina Sarkar

Ex Fellow Hardvard Medical School, Cheif Research Officer Zlab

Dr. Debalina Sarkar is a medical research scientist who has remained associated with a multitude of prestigious academic institutes, not just as a student but also as a researcher and an educator. Her recent position was with Harvard Medical School as a Fellow at Schepens Eye Research institute.

Dr. Debalina acquired her B.SC in Biotechnology from Bangalore University in India and her M.Sc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Sussex, UK.  Always an exceptional student, Debalina has a number of awards and accolades including 1st prize in Young Scientist Symposium in 2007. In the same year, she bagged the Reginald Bellis Bequest Fund among other awards. She started her journey in the field of medical research by enrolling in a three-year B.Sc project at M.S.Ramaiah Biochemistry, Microbiology and Chemistry Lab. After several B.Sc projects in India, she travelled to Brighton for an M.Sc project at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre. She also holds 1st class distinction in Diploma in Forensic Sciences from American Institute of Applied Sciences.

After years of academic research and studies, she enrolled in PhD at the North West Cancer Research Fund Institute, University of Wales. Her PhD research revolved around Colorectal Cancer and during this time, she also won the BACR student award. After completing her PhD, she enrolled in University of Florida for her Post Doctorate. Her work here was focused in immune tolerance therapy for haemophilia.

With more than twelve years in this field, Dr. Debalina Sarkar also has her name on several publications including one for Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor. In 2011, she published a research in the International Journal of Cancer regarding cancer stem cell characteristics on colorectal cancer cells. She remained a reviewer at many publishing groups including American Association of Cancer Research, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and American Society for Investigative Pathology. Dr. Debalina is also an editorial board member at many journals including Journal of Advances in Molecular Diagnostics.

Dr. Debalina has established her repute as a highly knowledgeable expert in the field of cancer research. She actively participates in a wide number of conferences and seminars across the world. In 2012, she was invited as a speaker at International conference on Genetic Syndromes and Gene therapy held in San Antonio.

Shalini Goyal Bhalla
Head Operations

Shalini has almost 16 years of experience in both corporate and social sector. She has been on board of educational start-ups and is founding member of a trust in New Delhi. A Delhi University alumnus, she has a wide experience and is a thorough professional. Her excellent communication and interpersonal skills have allowed her a good rapport with her clients all through her career. She has attended and conducted several seminars both domestic and internationally. After almost 12 years in corporate sector, she developed keen interest in sustainable development. She has worked with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK), Swiss Foundation on several projects. She has also taken up several initiatives in promoting educational opportunities, leadership development, entrepreneurship and empowerment of youth and women. 

 

An entrepreneur and social activist, she is keen to work on Swachh Bharat and Women empowerment.

Viraj Deshmukh

Principal Service Delivery Manager

More that 16 years of experience in being a trusted advisor to a customer and transforming enterprises towards digital innovation. Currently leading Cloud Application portfolio for Indian Sub-continent – Managing Private and Public cloud services. Experienced in handling large and complex customers with managing the C-level relationship

Richa M Kumar

Angel Investor

Richa m Kumar has almost more than 12 years of experience in both corporate and social sector. She excel in the field of training and management, mentoring new entrepreneurs and providing seed fund to new promising ventures or start-ups. She owns a trust named Aayush welfare foundation. Board advisor in different companies, she has experience in different industries on prominent roles and is a thorough professional. She has also handled the position of compliance Head in GS1 India which is set up by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.


She has keen interest to give back to the society as in when required in all possible ways and strongly believes in exploring new industries with new challenges to acquire new skills and get more badges on her profile.

Karuna Gopal

Special Invitee State Executive Committee

Ms. Karuna Gopal, is an Internationally acclaimed Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker and Advisor on Smart Cities. She is the Founder President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, a think tank that has influenced Urban Transformation in India for over a decade.

 

Governments of Singapore, Sweden, UK, Philippines, UAE, Turkey, Israel and USA have invited her for inputs on Smart Governance. In 2018, Ms Gopal was invited by the Prime Minister of UAE to address their flagship event – World Government Summit at Dubai

 

Ms Gopal contributed to the design of the '100 Smart Cities Mission' of India and has been invited to speak at the launch of the Mission by the Prime Minister. Her innovation SCULPT YOUR CITY- 2009 (a crowd sourced protocol) has shaped the Mission guidelines and has been declared a National Best Practice.

 

In 2011, Ms Gopal participated in IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) a flagship program of US Government for Foreign Leaders. She was also a member of the Speaker delegation on Smart Cities at COP21-UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) PARIS 2015. She chaired a conference on Smart Grids with Parliamentarians from UK and India in 2016 at London. She chairs and addresses conferences around the world and is a special invitee to meetings of FII (Foreign Institutional Investors) exploring investments into India. Ms Gopal was offered ‘Eminent Member’ position at RICS (Royal Society for Chartered Surveyors), UK.

Shilpi Suri

HR Manager

Shilpi is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 10 years of experience in steering the HR function in a mid-sized IT set up. She has proven ability to work as a part of leadership team and instrumental in integrating human resource function with overall organizational & business strategy. She is focused on delivering organizational HR policies, guidelines and framework, including formulating reward and recognition program, performance development strategies, employee engagement initiatives, talent acquisition and resolving people related issues. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Delhi University and has done her PGDM in Human Resource from Amity Business School.

Dr. Jayprakash S.Rao

Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Awardee at House of Commons-London, U.K.

Doctoral Award.. ”Excellence in Management“ by University of Entrepreneurship-Delavar-U.S.A.

E. (Civil) - VNIT - Nagpur.

 

Dr. Jayprakash S. Rao (Gajjalwar), began his journey five decades ago, as ‘ Booking Clerk’ in cinema hall named ‘Saroj’ (now Sudama-Dharampeth) at Nagpur, way back in 1970 while during his Engineering Studies at VNIT (Erstwhile VRCE).

He also, has humble beginnings at his credit such as ‘accountant,Electricity Bill distributor earning one naya paisa after one bill, Car cleaner and House keeper at Civil Surgeon’s clinic- Gokulpeth at Nagpur..and attained the position as ‘Director ‘ of one of the Construction Conglomerates in India.

He not only, worked in many countries but also, visited over 24 countries during his vast career..!

He was conferred with ‘Doctoral Award’ last year by University of Delaware -U.S.A. followed by the most prestigious ‘Mahatma Gandhi leadership Award’ at House of Commons-West Minster-London, U.K. in May, 2019.

 

He is proud to have been associated with many charity organizations.

Dr. Roshan Palewar Pharma Ratna

CEO, GLOBAL PHARMA LEADER

M.S.(Pharmaceutics), M.D.(Alt Medicine), Ph.D.(Psychology), EMDP-IIM,
PMP, MSP, BI, 6σ (Six Sigma), DOM, DPM, B.Pharm, D.Pharm

 

Dr. Roshan is an Entrepreneur, Global Pharma Leader, Advisor, Mentor, Researcher, Formulator, Doctor, Psychologist; International Speaker and an avid Pharmaceutical Professional with 14+ years of rich global experience.

 

Dr. Roshan is proven Leader worked with companies like Merck, Novartis, Sandoz, Wockhardt, Dr.Reddy's at various levels in Research & Development, Project Management, and Program Management functions. In his last assignment with Merck Limited he served as Global Technical-Project Leader in Global R&D

 

He has successfully developed, managed and launched various pharmaceutical products in the Regulated Market globally – US, Europe, APAC, LATAM, CEEMEA

 

Global Team & Projects: 260 Cross functional Team size handled; 373 Projects Developed & Managed; 148 Novartis Portfolio managed.