Wissenaire'22
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CHIEF GUEST

SMT. GEETA VARADAN


  • There is no dearth of women in science and technology. One such eminent persona is smt.Geeta Varadan, The first Woman Director of Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, ISRO.
  • Having been associated to Research and academia for more than 45 years, smt. Varadan was bestowed upon by many Phenomenal awards like ISRO performance excellence award, ISRO merit award, ISRO team award along with "Best woman Scientist award" in 2006.
  • Wissenaire 22 Kicks off with being honoured by having Smt.Varadan as the cheif guestbof inaugural evening.
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SPEAKER

DR. VINNIE JAUHARI


  • Dr. Vinnie Jauhari is working with Microsoft as the Director, Education Advocacy. Before this she has worked as the Director and Professor of Strategy at IIMT, Gurgaon.
  • Dr. Jauhari was earlier Region Lead for HP Labs Open Innovation Office for India. She has over 19 years of experience which pans across industry and academic assignments.
  • She is the Founding Editor of Journal of Services Research and Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies.
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SPEAKER

DR. NIKHIL MOHAN PATTNAIK


  • Dr. Nikhil Mohan Pattnaik is the Founder of Srujanika, a science education and research non-profit oraganisation.
  • He supported "Project Rebati" at Srujanika for creating awareness for Linux and Open Source software, and Oriya language localization.
  • He obtained master of science(Chemistry) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Phd(BioChemistry) from University of Chicago, Illinois, USA. The event will be conducted in offline mode in community centre at 10:00 AM on 3rd April.
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SPEAKER

DR. AJIT M SRIVASTAVA


  • Amit M Shrivastava is a professor in Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. He was also the officiating director in May, 2013 for 1 year.
  • Furthermore, He was also Research Associate of Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA. Professor Ajit had obtained his Masters of Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1983 and Syracuse University, Syracuse, (NY) USA in 1998.