Chairperson and Chief Mentor
Sanjiv Rai is an innovator and a serial entrepreneur. His initiatives BillionInnovators and AceWP Innovation Labs promote innovation for the technology-deprived 3 billion. He is the founder and chief architect of NASA's Chandra project, which aims to set up a communication infrastructure on the moon for permanent human inhabitancy, as well as of D5 Chip, AceWP, HOBO, Wi-Diplomat, PlasmaPHI, innovate2Learn, gniie devices, ChazeMe, coolATM and Rosenbridges Future Cities/Smart Buildings. Rai has authored several intellectual properties, including industry standards, copyrights, articles, books and patents. He is also active and leads initiatives at the IEEE/Computer Society/Nanotechnology Council/GEOSS, ASQ Electronics and Communications/Nanotechnology committee. Recognitions include Who's Who in the World (Marquiswhoswho), Top 10 Emerging Stars by NASSCOM, Top 10 Asian Technovisionaries by ZDNet and Top 100 Disruptive Innovators by Red Herring. He is frequently invited to speak on innovation throughout the world. Rai graduated from the University of Calcutta. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.