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2020 Speakers


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Tshering Tobgay
Environmentalist, FEB 2020
Tshering Tobgay
Shneel Malik
Design & Tech, FEB 2020
Shneel Malik
Jay Walder
FEB 2020, Technology
Jay Walder
Danish Siddiqui
FEB 2020, Photography
Danish Siddiqui
Nirupa Rao
FEB 2020
Nirupa Rao
Yuval Mor
FEB 2020, Health
Yuval Mor
Oded Shoseyov
Bio-Tech, FEB 2020
Oded Shoseyov
Tom Thum
FEB 2020, Music
Tom Thum
Lily Peng
FEB 2020, Health
Lily Peng
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
Karen Hao
FEB 2020, Journalism
Karen Hao
Vrishab Krishna
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Vrishab Krishna
Rishab Jain
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Rishab Jain
Hajer Sharief
Activism, FEB 2020
Hajer Sharief
Gangadhar Patil
FEB 2020, Journalism
Gangadhar Patil
Bruce Friedrich
FEB 2020, Food
Bruce Friedrich
Eli Beer
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Eli Beer
Licypriya Kangujam
Activism, FEB 2020
Licypriya Kangujam
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
FEB 2020, Music
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
Jyoti Parveen
FEB 2020, Performance
Jyoti Parveen
Supriya Kumari
FEB 2020, Performance
Supriya Kumari
Jigyasa Labroo
FEB 2020, Performance
Jigyasa Labroo
Muskan Tanwani
FEB 2020, Performance
Muskan Tanwani
Abbass Ali
FEB 2020, Performance
Abbass Ali
Chanda Singh Chauhan
FEB 2020, Performance
Chanda Singh Chauhan
Arnav Kapur
FEB 2020, Tech
Arnav Kapur
Shayamal Vallabhjee
FEB 2020, Host
Shayamal Vallabhjee
Mohammad Muneem
FEB 2020, Performance
Mohammad Muneem

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Suprio Das

After working for more than 20 years as an electrical engineer with different business houses, Suprio realized that life could be more meaningful and interesting than this scramble up the corporate ladder. He gave up his job and started his own business while volunteering with an NGO in villages around Kolkata. On regularly visiting the villages, it occurred to him that social work and engineering could be combined together to develop devices that could help the poor.

The various enterprises that he had started – ranging from being a tourist guide, a professional driver, running a courier company - all fortunately failed for some reason or the other, allowing him more time to work on low cost technologies for the under-served communities. The simple devices that he started designing brought him in touch with D-Lab at MIT and in addition to being invited 4 consecutive times to the International Development Design Summit (organized by MIT) at Boston, Ghana and Colorado. He was also invited as Designer-in-Residence at MIT to work with and mentor students of D-Lab on development design.

His latest project Zimba the automatic chlorine doser, was selected by researchers of Stanford University and icddr-b for trials in the slums of Dhaka. These dosers are in operation since February 2012 and are currently serving around 50 families. A single device is also under pilot trial with Spring Health (a Paul Polak initiative) in Orissa.