Tailoring technology to education

Saad Nasser, the science prodigy and Aditi Avasthi, Founder of Embibe, have a revealing panel discussion with Sunil Rao of Lightspeed, on self-learning AI machines and using data science for tailoring children's education.

Recorded at Road to GES 2017, Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad


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Sunil Rao

Partner (Business Services) - LSIP

Sunil Rao joined Lightspeed India Partners Advisors LLP (LSIP) in 2016 as a Partner (Business Services) and is focused on providing a broad range of business development, recruiting and value-add services to the Lightspeed India portfolio companies. 

Prior to LSIP, Sunil worked at Google India, where he led Strategic Partner Development, Developer Relations and Outreach Programs for Emerging Markets in India. He was instrumental in rolling out several highly successful mentorship programs, including "Launchpad" for early stage startups and "Google Accelerator" for mid-stage startups. Sunil also set up the Google Sandhill program in India, parntering with leading venture capital firms to work closely with high-potental startups and provide early access to technology, business connects and global insights. 

In 2006, Sunil was part of the early team that established Symbian in India and later headed to Nokia Developer ecosystem. For these efforts Sunil was awareded the NASSCOM Product Ecosystem Enabler of the Year in 2009. 

 

 

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Saad Nasser

Co-founder, Ati Motors

Saad is an engineering prodigy who dropped out from school at age 10 to pursue his own education. He has recently turned 15 and handles technology at Ati where he works across autonomy, power electronics and vehicle design. He has been doing online courses since the age of 10 and completed numerous MOOC’s on edX, Coursera, and Udacity.

His interests vary from Computer Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to Aerospace Engineering to name a few. Saad has also worked with Team Indus, and is a Young Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

He has given talks on technology at various forums like the Cisco Launchpad, Zinnov Confluence 2016, Unisys, Broadridge, NILF 2017, Anthill Inside, and at the NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit.

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Aditi Avasthi

Founder and CEO, Embibe

Aditi Avasthi is the founder and CEO at Embibe - an edtech platform leveraging deep tech and data science to personalise education delivery across markets. In her quest to maximise learning outcomes for every student, Aditi has spearheaded the company’s evolution into the world's leading artificial intelligence platform for education with numerous inventions and patents to create tangible impact on student learning. Before Embibe, Aditi has held global positions including heading the mobile banking product for Barclays Africa, leading tech corporate development for Barclays' mobile commerce launch in the US and leading new business sales for TCS in the UK.

Aditi did her MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has received many accolades for her work including recently being featured in the BBC Top 100 Women List, Business Week Disrupt and Fortune ‘40 Under 40’ lists and awarded the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Indian Education Congress. A passionate advocate of technology in education, she has been invited to speak at numerous forums on Artificial Intelligence and Education, the most recent being the Economist India Summit and TEDx. 

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