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.

Nicholas Okafor
Nicholas Okafor
Mechanical Engineer
- Washington University in St. Louis

Passionate about the intersection of design, development, and education, he is excited to start his career empowering others to create social impact.

Mariela Machado
Mariela Machado
Program Manager
- Engineering For Change (E4C)

Mariela is a telecommunications engineer with a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University. In her role as Program Manager at E4C, she leads ICT4D initiatives and partnerships across all programs and supports strategic planning, implementation, and management of E4C programs in the Engineering for global development space. 

Satish Gokhale
Satish Gokhale
Design Directions
- Head of Product Design

Alumn of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. More than twenty-five years of design experience in product design.

John Parker
John Parker
Mechanical Engineer
- Retired

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

Anand Sethupathy
Anand Sethupathy
Managing Director, Programs & Philanthropy
- ASME

Experienced Corporate Social Responsibility professional with specialized expertise in building programs that enable the nonprofit / NGO sector to leverage technology to scale and accelerate social impact. Previously built and managed software products for the Nonprofit and Corporate Sectors. 

Noha El-Ghobashy
Noha El-Ghobashy
COO
- Institute for Transformative Technologies

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

Paul Witherell
Paul Witherell
Mechanical Engineer
- National Institute of Standards and Technology

Paul's primary areas of interest are Design for Additive Manufacturing, Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing, Design Optimization, Knowledge Representation in Product Development, Ontology and Semantic Relatedness for Design and Manufacturing, and Sustainable Manufacturing.

Carol Dahl
Carol Dahl
Executive Director
- Lemelson Foundation

With a background in discovery sciences, innovation programs, and global health and development, Dr. Dahl leads the Foundation’s work to use the power of invention to improve lives. 

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.

Dr. Robert Karanja
Dr. Robert Karanja
Co-founder and CEO
- Villgro Kenya

Robert serves as the CEO, Villgro Kenya where he is spearheading the replication of the Villgro incubation model of social entrepreneurship and impact investment in the healthcare and life sciences industry. He has over 10 years of experience in global health R&D as a biomedical scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where he discovered his passion for impacting peoples’ lives through science and 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.

Ethan Byler
Ethan Byler
Biotech Investor
- BioHealth Innovation

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

Wilfred Njeru Njagi
Wilfred Njeru Njagi
Villgro Kenya - Chief Incubation Officer
- Entrepreneurship, Incubation and investment facilitation

Mr. Wilfred Njagi is Co-Founder and Chief Incubation Officer, Villgro Kenya. He holds a BSc in Computer Science (2010) from Egerton University and brings in diverse experience having lived and worked in Middle East, Asia and Africa. He is well plugged into the Kenyan entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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.

Peter Larsen
Peter Larsen
FormLabs
- Engineering Project Specialist

Technology is amoral, it's what we do with it that matters. Generalist currently working on the next generation of desktop SLA 3D printer. Background in Prosthetics, Biology, and Public Health.

Anand Narayan
Anand Narayan
Inventor & Engineer
- Various

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

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!

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

Wayan Vota
Wayan Vota
IntraHealth International
- Digital Development Entrepreneur

A digital development entrepreneur. He is on the forefront of utilizing new and emerging technologies to magnify the intent of communities to accelerate their social and economic development.

Jean-Louis Racine
Jean-Louis Racine
World Bank
- Climate Technology Program Lead

Empowers entrepreneurs to find solutions to poverty and climate change. Empowers intrapreneurs to innovate and commercialize their ideas.

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.

Ravin Sanghavi
Ravin Sanghavi
Head Coach - Venture Studio
- Ahmedabad University

For over 28 years, Ravin has worked with reputed Indian & MNCs like Voltas, Hitachi, Danfoss, Banco, etc., in diverse engineering sectors.

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.

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.

Sandhya Kedlaya
Sandhya Kedlaya
Henkel
- Communications & Branding

Corporate Communications and Branding Executive passionate about social impact and engaging stakeholders.

Jason Prapas
Jason Prapas
Tata Center MIT
- Research Director

Dr. Jason Prapas is the Translational Research Director for the Tata Center for Technology and Design. In this role, he leads the Center’s efforts to shape and position promising projects for large-scale deployment and social impact in developing countries.

DJ Saul
DJ Saul
Start-up aficionado
- ISL

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

Guruprasad Rao
Guruprasad Rao
Director & Mentor Leadership Team
- Imaginarium India Pvt. Ltd.

Current focus on 3D printing for healthcare, building Imaginarium Academy, and technology mentoriting.  Accomplished industrial designer with eight patents and 100+ design registrations. 

Sonia Garcia
Sonia Garcia
Stanford
- Engineering Design Impact

Biomedical engineer passionate about leveraging human-centered design to impact mental health. Previously worked as a health strategy consultant. Knight-Hennessy Scholar pursuing a master's degree in engineering design.

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).

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.

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.

Bob Hauck
Bob Hauck
Chair
- ASME Engineering for Global Development Committee

Bob has served in a variety of roles for GE for over 28 years and has led a global team of over 350 engineers. Bob is currently serving as the Chair of ASME’s Engineering For Global Development Committee.

Mayari Perez
Mayari Perez
Universidad del Valle in Guatemala
- Rotary International Member

A member of Rotary International and likes working with local communities in Guatemala through volunteering and academic projects.

Radhika Mundra
Radhika Mundra
Environmental Design Engineer
- Larsen and Tubro Constructions

Worked as a Water Research Fellow for E4C and enthusiastic about the social innovation sector for water treatment and conservation.

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.

Harsh Vyas
Harsh Vyas
Engineering for Change - Agriculture Research Fellow - INDIA
- Product Design Engineer

Product Design Engineer at ITT Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Mechanical Engineer, Member of ASME, and enthusiast local and global volunteer pursuing the path of making an impact by contributing to the community.

Theodore Kamau
Theodore Kamau
System & Production Engineer
- KOKO Networks.

A Mechatronic engineer enthusiastic about tailoring tech solutions to improve the community. Has won awards in the innovation space and helped shape ideas into market products. Loves to share ideas over a cup of coffee.

Mitra Ardron
Mitra Ardron
Serial social entrepreneur and innovator.
- Founded Lumeter (PAYG hardware/software).

 Interested in technology-enabled scalable and sustainable solutions to poverty. 

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.

Iana Aranda
Iana Aranda
Tech4Dev Engineer
- Engineering for Change

Mechanical Engineer, President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C), Director of Engineering for Global Development at ASME, Serial intrapreneur and tech4dev advocate.

Richard Laudenat
Richard Laudenat
President Nominee
- ASME

Member of Board of Governors responsible for overall strategic direction and operations of a global engineering society.

Samuel Njeri
Samuel Njeri
Risk/ Legal
- KPMG

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adam Horbinski
Adam Horbinski
Product Designer
- Catapult Design

Adam is a product designer who specializes in concept development, from sketch ideation through functional prototype. With backgrounds in Product Design and Sociology, he's driven to solve real-world problems and create meaningful experiences by reimagining the way people connect with product.  

Sylvia Mukasa
Sylvia Mukasa
GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs
- Founder & CEO

Passionate about empowering Women in Tech and contributing to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa. She is Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA). She is a 2014 TechWomen Fellow and Next Einstein Forum Ambassador(Kenya) 2015-17. She serves on WiTA's Operations Board and the Global Advisory Board for the India STEM Alliance.

Allison Garza
Allison Garza
Intrapreneur & NPI Program Manager
- GE Healthcare

Passionate about developing healthcare technologies that increase access to care. Founding member of Gaussline, a GEHC startup focused on using AI to disrupt the MRI diagnostic imaging space.

George Chege
George Chege
CTO
- Arinifu Technologies

2017 ISHOW Finalist.  2018 ISHOW Winner.  2019 ISHOW Judge.  Co-founder and technical lead of Arinifu Technologies, which created the Smart Brooder, an environmental control device that ensures conditions for brooding chickens are kept within optimal levels. 

Vivas Kumar
Vivas Kumar
Tesla
- Battery Engineer

Battery Engineering, Supply Chain, and Commercial Partnership Development at Tesla. Past EWB-USA Board Member.

Ratul Narain
Ratul Narain
Bempu Health
- Founder

Improving health outcomes in resource-poor areas of the world through appropriately designed technologies.

Said Jahanmir
Said Jahanmir
President
- ASME

Said Jahanmir is president of ASME and a prominent technology innovator and engineering executive with accomplishments across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Jahanmir, an ASME fellow, currently serves as assistant director for federal partnerships, at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office at the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST). His current assignment is in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he serves as executive secretary for the Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing at the National Science and Technology Council. Jahanmir is also serving as president and CEO of Boston Tribology Associates

Ricardo Santana
Ricardo Santana
Engineer
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Ricardo is an engineer with specializations in ICT and public policy. He has deployed projects related to transformation and development through innovation and technology. 

Alex Green
Alex Green
ICT
- University of Colorado

Alex has worked with a social enterprise in Kenya, GreenChar, a biofuel producer and Math and Sciences Academy, a non-profit based in New Mexico.

Arun Venkatesan
Arun Venkatesan
Product Realization Expert
- Various

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

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.

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
Founder & CEO
- Myelin Foundry

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Founder and CEO of Myelin Foundry, an AI company with a vision to transform human experiences and outcomes in healthcare and media & entertainment.  He is also an Independent Director of Bosch India Limited.

June Madete, PhD
June Madete, PhD
Senior Lecturer
- Kenyatta University

June Madete is a Biomechanics engineer, researcher and senior lecturer at Kenyatta University with special interest and expertise in motion analysis software and hardware. Her previous research involved combination of this technique with animal research in the field of euro science, video fluoroscopy, x-ray and CT data.

Ashley Thomas
Ashley Thomas
Solar Engineer
- M-KOPA Solar

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

James Creel
James Creel
Senior Program Manager
- ASME

As ISHOW Lead, James has been a strong proponent of social innovations, lean startups, hardware, research, and entrepreneurship since 2011.  

Peter Kyeyune
Peter Kyeyune
Fellow
- Engineering For Change

Responsible for content development via data framework design and normalization for solutions presented on the Engineering for Change Solutions Library platform focusing on the Transport Solutions. 

Jerioth Mwaura
Jerioth Mwaura
 Program lead
- Mercy Corps

Jerioth is the Program lead at Mercy Corps managing the Google.org funded Youth Impact Labs and DFID funded Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund programs. Jerioth is passionate about supporting innovations that are testing solutions to job creation at scale. She currently supports innovators by providing a mix of grant funding, equity funding, and customized technical assistance. Previously, Jerioth worked as a management consultant supporting social enterprises to develop their strategies and raise funds from private equity funders.

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.

Dr. Beatrice Murage
Dr. Beatrice Murage
Senior Scientist Health Informatics
- Philips Research Africa

Beatrice is a systems leader experienced in healthcare, startups, digital technology, big data, and analytics. She is passionate about creating and applying digital solutions to strengthen healthcare services in emerging markets and to progress the larger UN  SDGs. Beatrice is actively involved in the Women in Technology scene in Africa and Europe. She is a medical doctor and a certified Project Management Professional, with an International MBA and Master Business Analytics & Big Data from IE Business School, Spain.

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.

Ajay Muttreja
Ajay Muttreja
Strategy Advisor & Mentor
- Retired as CEO & Board Member of Tecnova

Strategic advisor and mentor to 75+ Indian government bodies & foreign organizations, incubators, accelerators, innovation centers, angel investors, venture capital funds, educational institutions, and many startups. 

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.

Ben Wald
Ben Wald
Entrepreneur & Investor
- Spartan ventures

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

Ashok Toshniwal
Ashok Toshniwal
Director & CEO
- Universal Instruments Manufacturing Company, Bangalore

Electrical engineer with 32 years experience in manufacturing sector and mentor in 2015-16 in the Global Cleantech innovation program, India.  (Mentor of the year 2015, India)

Shivang Dave, Ph.D
Shivang Dave, Ph.D
PlenOptika
- CEO

A bioengineer and nanotechnologist, Shivang has also been passionately involved with global health. He earned his BS and PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UW Seattle, respectively. 2017 ISHOW Winner.

Charles Newman
Charles Newman
Design Consultant
- Unfrastructure Design LLC

As an architectural designer with over 10 years of international experience, Charles has contributed to the design and construction of hundreds of small-scale public infrastructure projects in both rural and urban conditions. Having developed a number of these projects in resource-strained environments, his work has shown consistent dedication to improving the lives of those most in need with low cost / high impact design solutions developed through community-driven design processes.

Thomas Decker
Thomas Decker
Energy
- Colorado State University

Aside from working as a Fellow Thomas was working as Analyst at Factor[e] Ventures. He enjoys building crazy awesome stuff, riding his motorcycle and continuing the path to lifelong learning.

Maggie Flanagan
Maggie Flanagan
Program Officer
- Lemelson Foundation

Maggie is an experienced entrepreneur and adviser to startups focused on supporting market-based solutions to environmental and social problems.

Tom Odoyo
Tom Odoyo
Product Development Engineer
- Toyota Kenya Ltd., Hino Division.

A mechanical engineer with years of experience in product development from ideation to physical products. Have experience in both sustainable development and automotive industry.

Elizabeth Yoder
Elizabeth Yoder
Empower Energy Design
- Colgate University

Biz graduated from Colgate University (USA) with a Bachelors in Physics and Women’s Studies. She works as a Project Manager for Empower Energy Design, building electricity from local resources with a team of Ugandan technicians and engineers.

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.

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.

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.

Grace Burleson
Grace Burleson
Water USA
- Oregon State University

Current research works to integrate and evaluate improved clean water and cooking technologies for institutions, such as schools and hospitals, in low-resource contexts.

Kevin Mulligan
Kevin Mulligan
Program Advisor
- USAID

As a program advisor at USAID, Kevin evaluates and advises the Agency, Bureau, and Missions on programs creating resilient and sustainable economic growth among priority countries within the USAID portfolio.
 

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.

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!

Deepak Raj K
Deepak Raj K
Founder, Director of Osteo3d & df3d
- Entrepreneur

Builder of teams, software, products & systems. 

Thomas Loughlin
Thomas Loughlin
Executive Director
- ASME

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

Maha Haji
Maha Haji
MIT
- Mechanical Engineer

Experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical engineering industry. Skilled in machine design, analytical skills, and complex project management. ISHOW 2015 Winner.

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.

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

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