Amish Parashar
Amish Parashar
Yamaha Ventures
- Partner

Founding member of Yamaha Ventures Silicon Valley. Amish has held various operating and entrepreneurial roles and has over a dozen patents granted or pending.

Jackie Stenson
Jackie Stenson
Engineer, CEO & Founder
- Essmart

CEO and co‐founder of Essmart, a distribution company for life‐improving technologies. An engineer by training!

Priya Ranjan Mishra
Priya Ranjan Mishra
Electrical Engineer
- Philips

30 years experience in building solar systems, specializes in off grid and storage integrated Solar DC.

Noel Wilson
Noel Wilson
Industrial Designer
- Catapult Design

Global nomad and multi-skilled designer with a passion for creating quality communications, illustrations, systems and products.

Shyam Rajan
Shyam Rajan
Chief Technology Officer
- GE Healthcare

Leads teams of engineers covering 20+ modalities in the healthcare field. Passionate about developing lifesaving technologies.

Paige Rodgers
Paige Rodgers
Head of Partnerships
- Autodesk Foundation

Paige leads communications and partnerships for the Autodesk Foundation - supporting the most impactful people and organizations using design to create a better world.

Amir Sabet Sarvestani
Amir Sabet Sarvestani
Chief Analytics Office
- IBM

Amir utilizes big data and analytics to drive business insights. User-centered design expert, particularly for medical devices for developing settings.

Ashley Thomas
Ashley Thomas
Solar Engineer
- M-KOPA Solar

Mechanical Engineer, Senior Product Development Manager at M-KOPA Solar. Appropriate technology expert.

Prof. Mbuthia Jackson M
Prof. Mbuthia Jackson M
Dean
- School of Engineering, UoN

The University of Nairobi, School of Engineering (SOE) is known for excellence in engineering education.

Noha El-Ghobashy
Noha El-Ghobashy
Executive Director
- ASME Foundation

Mechanical Engineer, Founding President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C), Executive Director of the ASME Foundation.

MUTUGI M'NAROBI
MUTUGI M'NAROBI
Co-Founder
- Villgro Kenya

Mutugi has over 10 years’ experience managing successful technology, manufacturing and logistics businesses in Kenya.

Ryan Vinyard
Ryan Vinyard
Hardware Guru
- Highway1

Engineering Lead at Highway1. Mechanical Engineer who assists start-ups and has developed products for Fortune 500 brands.

Iana Aranda
Iana Aranda
Tech4Dev Engineer
- Engineering for Change

Mechanical Engineer, Director of programs for E4C. Serial intrapreneur and all round rockstar!

John Parker
John Parker
Mechanical Engineer
- Retired

45 years experience in engineering in the power sector. Past President of ASME.

Paul Scott
Paul Scott
Sustainability aficionado
- ISHOW

Sustainability & social innovation expert. Cross sector and industry experience. Geographer, excellent at naming capital cities and coloring maps!

DJ Saul
DJ Saul
Start-up aficionado
- ISL

CMO & Managing Director of ISL. Launches companies, sells products and connects people.

Aron Zingman
Aron Zingman
Engineer & Inventor
- p.s.y.c.h Design

Co-founder of p.s.y.c.h Design in Bangalore and focused on "physical stuff you can hold". MIT, Motorola and J&J. Holds twenty issued US patents.

Marilyn Waite
Marilyn Waite
Sector Lead: Energy
- Village Capital

A multi-lingual engineer, speaker and author. Marilyn currently leads the energy practice at Village Capital. She seeks to find, train and fund innovative early-stage energy ventures

Kamau Gachigi
Kamau Gachigi
"Maker" Rockstar
- Gearbox

Executive Director of the Gearbox in Kenya. Holds a U.S. patent in electronic materials. Published 27 scientific papers on technology and innovation.

Steve Katsaros
Steve Katsaros
Founder and CEO
- Nokero Solar

Life long innovator & inventor, passionate about bringing light to the 1.4 billion people living without access to electricity. BS in Mechanical Engineering & registered patent agent.

Anand Narayan
Anand Narayan
Inventor & Engineer
- Various

Expert in decentralized renewable energy and appropriate technology. Co-founded Selco Labs in India.

Ben Wald
Ben Wald
Entrepreneur & Investor
- Spartan ventures

Founder & CEO of Spartan Sytems. Partner at Spartan Ventures. Former Executive Director of Ashoka Changemakers.

PR GANAPATHY
PR GANAPATHY
Social Venture Guru
- Villgro Innovations

President at Villgro Innovations India. Guns has co-founded venture-funded startups and held leadership positions in India and USA.

Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb
Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb
Past President
- ASME

A licensed engineer and a recognized leader among her peers. Awarded Canadian Standards Association Award of Merit for her contribution to developing nuclear standards.

Bob Hauck
Bob Hauck
Chief Mechanical Engineer
- GE Healthcare

Bob has served in a variety of roles for GE for over 28 years and has led a global team of over 350 engineers.

Eddine Sarroukh
Eddine Sarroukh
Research & Innovation
- Philips

Head of research for Philips Africa. Multi-disciplinary expertise in technology and focused on end-user centric innovation.

Steve Davis
Steve Davis
Rocket Scientist
- SpaceX

Director of Advanced Projects at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Lead Systems Engineer on the Dragon Spacecraft Program.

Arun Venkatesan
Arun Venkatesan
Product Realization Expert
- Various

Passionate about product development with focus on user experience, social impact, cost innovation and extreme affordability.

Karin Carter
Karin Carter
Designer
- Catapult Design

Helping multi-nationals and start ups get their ideas to market. Her innovations have been awarded by the Clean Tech Open and featured in Newsweek.

Joe Speicher
Joe Speicher
Social Entrepreneur
- Autodesk Foundation

Executive Director of the Autodesk Foundation - using the power of design to create a better world. Living Goods founding team member.

Ashwin Ramachandran
Ashwin Ramachandran
CTO
- Villgro Innovations

Background in semiconductors. Experience in leading cross-site module engineering teams. Studied Chemical Engineering at IIT-Delhi & Cornell University.

Jesse Rosalia
Jesse Rosalia
Founder and CEO
- Bommer.io

15 year software industry veteran. Interested in the intersection of hardware and software. Passionate about building technology that helps people do the things they love better.

Juliana Rotich
Juliana Rotich
Global Tech Guru
- Ushahidi

Co-Founder of Ushahidi. Passionate about the power of technology in addressing social problems. Social Entrepreneur of the year (WEF, 2011).

Navin Kumar
Navin Kumar
Entrepreneur Impact Program
- Autodesk

Believes in sustainable solutions and passionate about empowering start-ups and entrepreneurs to imagine, design and create a better world.

Ritu Verma, Ph.D
Ritu Verma, Ph.D
Physicist & Investor
- Ankur Capital

Co-founder and managing partner. Investment/ operational expertise across various sectors, previously with Philips and Unilever. MBA from INSEAD, Ph.D. in Physics, author of 4 patents.

Heather Fleming
Heather Fleming
Designer & CEO
- Catapult Design

Founder of Catapult Design. Designer, engineer and entrepreneur motivated by finding solutions to social inequality. Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow.

Isaac Rutenberg
Isaac Rutenberg
IP Attorney
- Strathmore Law School / CIPIT

Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School. PhD Chemist!

Mucemi K. Gakuru
Mucemi K. Gakuru
Lecturer
- University of Nairobi

Engineer & entrepreneur. Specializes in Telecommunication Engineering, Computational Electromagnetic and Languages Technologies.

Samuel Njeri
Samuel Njeri
Risk/ Legal
- KPMG

Always keen to ask the tough legal question, passionate about effectively managing and mitigating business risks.

Thomas Loughlin
Thomas Loughlin
Executive Director
- ASME

Executive director of ASME. Holds five patents. Inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineering.

Ethan Byler
Ethan Byler
Biotech Investor
- BioHealth Innovation

Managing Director of a BioTech accelerator in Maryland with a career of supporting entrepreneurial growth.

RP Siegel
RP Siegel
Journalist
- Freelance

Author, inventor, original thinker. Blogs on Triple Pundit , JustMeans, CSRwire, 3BLMedia. Contributes to Mechanical Engineering, Design News, Eniday, and more.