DR. JOSE L. GOMEZ

He received the 2020 Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics, as one of the members of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. He is the main developer of one of the three numerical scripts used to image the black hole in M87, and also one of the coordinators of paper that presents the black hole image. Author of more than 130 refereed publications in high impact international science journals.

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Kazutaka Kurihara

He is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Tsuda University. He was awarded the IG Nobel Prize in Acoustics in 2012 for creating SpeechJammer- a machine that disrupts a person's speech by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay.

DR. ALOKNATH DE

Dr. Aloknath De is currently the Corporate Vice President and Chief Technical Officer(CTO) at Samsung R&D Institute, India. With over 13 patents in his name, he has been active in promoting science and technology linkage through IP creation, startup collaboration and innovative solutions. He is also a recipient of ‘The Alexander Graham Bell Prize’ in Canada.

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Christopher Charles Benninger

Christopher Charles Benninger is an American-Indian architect and planner. He was awarded as the Architect for the Decade Award for his contribution to the profession of architecture over that period. He has been honoured as the first recipient of the (RED) Recognition of Excellence in Design Award (2006).

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JAY VIJAYAN

Jay Vijayan is an entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Tekion Corp, a hyper-growth technology company. Prior to this, he was the CIO of Tesla Motors for 4 years, where he was responsible for all of Tesla's Information Systems.

DILIP CHHABRIA

"Dilip Chhabria is an Indian car designer and the founder of DC Designs."
A visionary who aspires to redesign and modify mass-market cars, an artist, an accomplished painter and sculptor who infuses the engineer’s mind with an aesthetic awareness to create automotive beauties.

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SONAM WANGCHUK

Sonam Wangchuk is an Indian engineer, innovator and education reformist.He is the founding-director of the Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh.He was instrumental in the launch of Operation New Hope in a collaboration with government, village communities and the civil society to bring reforms in the government school system.