Team

None of us is as smart as all of us

Management team

Founder & Chairman
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

President
Word Blind Cricket (WBC)
Cricket Association of Blind in India (CABI)

Mahantesh G K

Advisor & Former CEO
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

Former General Manager
Analytics & AI, Accenture

Prateek Madhav
CEO, Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA)

Advisory Board

Ex-Global Director
Microsoft for Startups

Entrepreneur
Co-Founder, Astuto & Nextone

Ravi Narayan

Executive Chairman
Tao Automation

Co-Founder & Ex-CEO
Microland & Planetasia, Collabera (India)

Board Member
TiE

Jawahar Bekay

Ex-VP, Head of Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys

Krishnamoorthy Ananthasivam

Ex-SVP, Digital Head
Infosys

Angel Investor & Mentor to Startups

Suryaprakash

IT Veteran with 26 years of experience in Technology Leadership Roles

Ex Vice-President & Head
Infosys Labs

Savio D Souza

Mentors

President 
Techstars India

Ex-Managing Director
Microsoft Accelerator India

Entrepreneur

Bala Girisaballa

Advisor & Investor with Digital Startups

Industry Leader with Strategic Roles in
Visa, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay, Rediff.com, HDFC Bank & Shoppers’ Stop Retail

Sunil Varhadkar

CMO of Zinnov Management Consulting

Nitika Goel is the CMO of Zinnov Management Consulting, a leading advisory firm for technology companies the world over. She is currently working on building a truly well recognised and trusted global consulting brand with roots in India.

Nitika Goel

Professor Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management, IIM Bangalore

Chairperson, IIMB’s Centre for Teaching and Learning Chairperson, Organization Behaviour Area, IIMB

Prof. Sourav Mukherji

Director – Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft Corporation India

He has over 21 years of industry experience providing technology and architectural guidance. His experience ranges from dotcom days to the distributed/cloud computing to the next generation intelligent computing era.

Sandeep Alur

Abhishek Bajaj has been a startup marketer and storyteller for over a decade.

He currently heads Marketing for travel tech startup, itilite Technologies. Formerly with Capillary Technologies and Microsoft, he has worked with various technology startups to accelerate their growth across different markets.

Abhishek Bajaj

Shreya Krishnan Vice President – Marketing and Communications at Anviti Insurance Brokers.

Shreya is a CSR Specialist and Corporate Grooming Consultant and is on the advisory boards of companies and NGO’s.

Shreya Krishnan

Our Disability Experts

State Disability Commissioner
Karnataka

Ex-Executive Director
Association of Persons with Disability (APD)

V S Basavaraju

Inventor, Patent Holder, Assistive Technology & Inclusive Design Professional
First blind person to graduate from MIT Sloan School, MS-University of Central Florida

Lecturer-Northeastern Univ., Based in Boston, US

Sunish Gupta

Head | Diversity & Inclusion India COE, DELL EMC

Diversity professional & Winner of many State & Corporate Awards

Deepa S

ATA Enabler’s

Tech and product guy with a focus on financial market. Leads IT and operations in a startup. Earlier worked with Citibank and an IIMC alumnus.

Anindya Chakraborty

MBA graduate with 10+ years of diversified IT experience, including 6+ years of international stint, working in domains like Investment banking and telecom. Currently working with Accenture on pre-sales of AI (artificial intelligence) powered products. Passionate about life, inquisitive and a lifelong learner. He believes technology has immense power in enabling the freedom of a common person and ATA take this to another level by assisting people, with disability, find success and freedom in their lives.

Nilesh Kumar Singh

Intern at ATA Labs who aspires to work in domain of Finance having a background in IT sector. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management.

Bhuvan Jhalani

A commerce graduate (financial services), currently pursuing MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, interning with ATA Labs and has an inclination towards the domain of HR. She also has keen interest in reading and travelling.

Charu Mittal

Intern at ATA Labs, currently pursuing MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management. She is a Software Engineer with 3 years of work ex with Mphasis. She holds interest in Marketing and Event Management.

Charvi Sharma

An Engineering Graduate, currently pursuing MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, interning at ATA labs. He has keen interest in Sports and Bike Riding. He wishes to open an own NGO one day.

Chinmay Kulkarni

A finance student ,currently pursuing MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management with an industry experience of 3+ years in BFSI with ICICI prudential ,LIC Ltd and YES Bank Ltd. She has keen interest in food blogging, travelling and communication.

Diksha Sanyal

An IT engineer, currently pursuing MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management with an industry experience of 1.5+ years in Accenture as a Developer and Analyst. Interning with ATA Labs and has an inclination towards the domain of Operations and Analytics. She also has keen interest in Travelling and Reading.

Swati Priya Patro
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