Mr. Sree Sreenivasan - Dean - Columbia Journalism School.
Dean of Student Affairs & digital media professor, Columbia Journalism School.
Contributing editor, DNAinfo.com, a hyperlocal Manhattan news site he helped launch in 2009 (one of BusinessInsider's top 6 news startups of 2010).
Technology expert & skeptic.
Commentator on tech and media issues.
One of Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media; one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter; one of SPJ's top 25 journalists to follow on Twitter; and one of 22 professors named to the "Top 100 Twitterers in Academia" by OnlineSchools.org, and a judge for the Shorty Awards.
Co-founder, SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association; founding administrator, Online Journalism Awards.
Mrs. Cyndi Stivers - Senior Vice President, Tina Brown Live Media.
Cyndi Stivers is senior vice president of Tina Brown Live Media, producer of the annual Women in the World Summit at New York's Lincoln Center and other live journalism events. She is also a senior adviser to the Acumen Fund. Before an almost-too-brief-to-mention stint at AOL, she was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journalism Review, and she has taught for the past six years at Columbia Journalism School.
Stivers began her career in newspapers, toiling full-time at the New York Post during her last two years as an undergrad at Barnard College. She has since shepherded media startups and reinvigorated venerable brands on just about every platform: magazines (including LIFE, Condé Nast Traveler, and Vanity Fair), TV (VH1), radio (she supervised the start of Martha Stewart's 24-hour SiriusXM satellite-radio channel), and online (where her experience extends back to the early ’90s, launching Premiere on CompuServe). From 1995 to 2005, while in charge of North American operations for London-based Time Out Group Ltd., she led the creation of Time Out magazines and websites for New York and Chicago, and of the print/online hybrid Time Out New York Kids.
A proud trustee of Barnard, Stivers chairs the board's Committee on Governance and Nominations. She lives in Harlem with her husband—and a dove (who came in from the wild) named Milton.
Mr. S. Laxminarayanan started his career in 1979 after completing his Engineering degree and worked with various engineering companies like EIL, PDIL, Pragati, etc. on various projects including Marketing of equipment, engineering clearances, negotiation of contracts including foreign collaboration approvals.
He started his own business in 1997 and has since supported various Multinational Companies in taking care of their India interests.
With more than 20 years of experience & knowledge on various Indian Contract conditions in both Public and Private Sectors, he has been providing Consultation service to various Turnkey Infrastructure Projects like Airports, Ports, Highways, etc.