V Ravichandar is Chairman, Feedback Consulting. His work focus is on guiding the firm for sustained growth by providing increasing value to clients. He is Honorary Consul, Republic of Slovenia for Bengaluru.
Ravichandar was a key member of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF) during 2000-04. Ravichandar along with three others was involved in making the case for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JN-NURM). Since 2006 he has been evangelizing the idea of City Connect (now in 5 cities) involving business, civil society and government. He was part of the 3 member Government Expert Committee tasked with reimaging governance and administration for Bengaluru. He was Co-Chair of the Karnataka Tourism Vision Group.
Ravichandar is part of multiple social and cultural initiatives – Bangalore International Centre; Bangalore Literature Festival; Education for the underprivileged through Vidya Poshak, Samhita Academy, Akshara Foundation; Takshashila Institution; Citizen Matters, etc.
Harish Narasappa is a lawyer at Samvad Law and co founder of Daksh, a non profit focused on accountability and better governance in India. He has extensive experience in advising start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate financing, private equity, projects, regulatory, real estate and dispute resolution matters.
Harish has a B.A., LL.B (Hons.) and a Ph.D from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, a BCL from Oxford University (where he was a Radhakrishnan Scholar) and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of London. Harish is the author of the book titled “Rule of Law in India – A Quest for Reason”. He is also the joint editor of Daksh’s two pioneering reports – “State of the Indian Judiciary – A Report by Daksh” and “Approaches to Justice – A Report by Daksh.”
Uday Vijayan is a senior marketing and brand development professional providing advisory support from large to start-up companies. He has, over his career spanning 30 years, worked with large global advertising and communication agencies and also headed the marketing function of large organisations.
Uday is also the Managing Trustee and President of ‘Beyond Carlton’. In recognition of his work at Beyond Carlton, Uday was awarded the “Namma Bengaluru Award for citizen of the year” in 2011.
Ashok GV is an advocate and a partner at Factum Law. He represents clients in technology, manufacturing and finance sectors in a variety of commercial disputes involving Intellectual Property Rights, Company Law, Contract Law before conventional and alternative dispute resolution forums. He also works with state agencies and non governmental organisations on child rights, environmental issues and criminal justice reforms as part of his pro bono practice.