Rajiv Dabhadkar, Founder (Karmaveer Chakra Awardee 2014)
Rajiv Dabhadkar has lived in the United States Of America for 12 years before returning back to India to begin ‘The National Organisation for Software and Technology Professionals (NOSTOPS)’ in April of 2004. NOSTOPS was formed with a need for like-minded individuals to come together, with a common goal – to change the perception of the working class citizens from India working in foreign nations. The idea was to initiate a change, and to be heard! Not come together and fight, but to be a part of a common pool of the working class seeking Equal Employment Opportunity and justice against wage discrimination in the workplace.
As an author of two books – “American Work Permit – Official Rules & Regulations of American Work Visa” and “Green Carrot – America’s Work Visa Crisis”, He has also testified against the work visa program abuse, resulting in the drafting of the ‘Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007′ – to prevent visa misuse and document fraud in the immigration process. His research work has been cited by the UK Border Agency as well as the US Homeland Security. Rajiv’s writes regularly for the Time Of India and the Economic Times.
Gaurav is a Tech Entrepreneur, Design Thinker, Product Designer, Creative Strategist, Data Storyteller, Digital Nomad, Product Evangelist and Learner. He enjoy nurturing, building and growing ideas and products and thrive on building teams of energetic, capable professionals.
He is a founder of two Technology start-ups “Micromark Technologies” a technology product development company and “Kloudo.com” an enterprise 2.0 collaboration tool. He is also creator of a wide range of Online entities that cater to the demands of a busy Online Technology driven world. He is highly accomplished, creative and energetic professional Ideating, Project Managing and Developing web properties since 15 years. Gaurav also has been visiting faculty in a B-School and present several sessions in conferences in USA & India on Technology and Design thinking. His company “Micromark Technologies” is featured by Silicon India as Top 25 Web Development companies of Bangalore and Top 100 Mobile Development companies in India.
Jitendra has over 15 years of experience in various Advertising and marketing streams in vivid roles. Jitendra has worked with Ad agencies like Lowe Lintas, Saatchi, DY&R and others. Post advertising he moved to Tech media where he was head of branding and marketing for Digit Magazine and Skoar Magazine—then the only gaming magazine in India.
Jiitendra is a firm believer of technology and a tech evangelist. A self-learner and passionate marketing professional, he has expertise in Marketing, Advertising, Digital Media and Website development. Jitendra started digital marketing for a few companies, where he worked as senior marketing professional.
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Uday has over 20 years of rich experience in the media and has worked with leading media houses in India as well as the United States. He was the bureau chief of Times of India at Indore. He is being credited as the first to bring the Cricket World Cup ’97 to homes in the United States, winning the partnership of Kelly Broadcasting Corporation. He began a print magazine for the Asian American community in the US, which is now a part of the TV-18 group. Uday has also offered his expertise to the famous media houses such as “News India Times”, “Desi Talk”,” India Abroad”. Upon his return back to India, Uday served on the board of the Bharat Matrimony Group, and has lead all the business development and strategic alliances. Uday presently heads Mantra Media, an online media company.
Poorvi Chothani, (Founder- LawQuest)
Poorvi Chothani, Esq. (LL.M.-University of Pennsylvania, USA, Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and is also admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and the New York State Bar).
She is active in and holds positions of leadership in several organizations. She is a member of The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). The European Association of Attorneys (AEA) and an office bearer in committees under the CII, IMC Ladies Wing, and American Alumni Association and is part of Technology Law Forum and the NASSCOM panel on privacy. Poorvi often speaks at events at international forums and at India’s premier, national organizations including the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and the Confederation of Indian Industries, the Federation of Indian Exporters to name a few.
She is the founder of LawQuest, a general practice law firm, headquartered in Mumbai. Her areas of practice include Immigration and Intellectual Property Law.
LawQuest is a member of The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) whose work includes advocating enlightened business immigration reform, providing speakers and media sources, presenting conferences, publishing books and articles on cutting-edge immigration topics, and sharing best practices, with the ultimate goal of offering more and better value-added services to business immigration clients.
LawQuest is a member of The European Association of Attorneys (AEA), whose object is to provide readily available expert legal services in all areas of law, including immigration, across Europe through its network of member lawyers.
LawQuest is the sole correspondent to the law firm of Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC, New York U.S.A.
Sunil Robert Vuppula (Karmaveer Chakra Awardee 2014)
Sunil is an global executive who has spent more than 25 years in sales and marketing in firms like TCS, i-flex, Acer and Eureka Forbes. He is a best-selling author, speaker and a leadership trainer and both his books “I will survive” & “Bound to Rise” rose to become bestsellers and were endorsed by global leaders. His mission is to use his skills and experience to help individuals and organizations to discover their potential and accomplish their goals. He has won several awards for corporate communications and PR, most notably the Stevie award. He enjoys running marathons, public speaking and music. He has an MBA from Osmania University and has pursued Youth Affairs from Princeton University. After spending a couple of years in Europe, he now is stationed in New Jersey with his family where they spend their leisure pursuing scrabble and jeopardy. More about him can be found on www.sunilrobert.com