With sessions conducted by skilled experts of diverse fields, the Speaker Sessions held during Abhiyantriki are bound to leave you in awe. Abhiyantriki so far has seen speakers such as Mr. Hetal Kotak, CEO of Lee Cooper, Mrs. Saloni Suri, PR Consultant of Rolex Institute and Asia Society, Dr. Abhas Mitra, and R. Chidambaram, former director of BARC.
Dr. S. Christopher is the former Chairman of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation). He is largely credited for pioneering India's first indigenous AEW&C (airborne early warning and control) system. Mr. Christopher obtained his BE (Hons) in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University of Madras and M.Tech in Microwaves and Radar Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He joined IIT Madras, as Project Associate in 1980, and carried out research in Microwave Antenna Design and Near-field Measurement Techniques. He then obtained PhD in Antennae and Measurement Techniques from IIT, Madras. In the past, he has been the recipient of Best Defence Research and Development Organisation - Outstanding Scientist for 2012 award.
Vilas Shinde is official spokesperson of Mumbai’s dabbawalas, the city’s famed tiffin delivery service. Started in 1890 by Mahadeo Havaji Bachche, the service has grown exponentially over the years. It started with a fleet of around a hundred men and has now become a full-fledged corporation. The dabbawalas operate with laser precision, misplacing the tiffins is a myth for them. They employ public transport like local trains and bicycles for deliveries and practise rigid adherence to a schedule. The system that they employ to keep a track of over 2,00,000 lunch-boxes that are ferried every day is still a mystery to many. Mr. Shinde will step-by-step decode the clandestine ways of the dabbawalas and introduce you to the exciting world of this ingenious workforce!
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