Advisors

Satya Dash

Satya is a technology policy leader who has contributed over the last decade to build and nurture a vibrant biotech and medtech innovation ecosystem in India. He was the founding Head of Strategy Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development at BIRAC- the nodal biotech innovation agency in India where he conceptualised, designed & implemented 15 national programs & international partnerships. He was the Director of Global Innovations at PATH, COO of ABLE and Consultant to IIM-Bangalore. He is Member, Board of NCL-Venture Center, Pune- India’s largest S&T innovation incubator.

Education: Satya holds triple masters from the universities of Cambridge UK, Leicester UK and Sambalpur Odisha India and a PhD from University of East Anglia Norwich UK.

Abhinanda Sarkar

Academic Director -Data Science and Machine Learning at Great Learning, a leading Online Learning platform. Voted amongst the Top 10 Data Scientists in India. Abhinanda taught Applied Mathematics at MIT, was a Research Staff member at IBM and subsequently led Quality Engineering and Analytics at GE Global Research. He holds several patents and publications to his credit.

Education: PhD in Statistics from Stanford University. MSc (Statistics), ISI, Kolkata. Certified Six sigma black belt. Also teaches at IISc and IIM Bangalore.

Sudeshna Adak

Sudeshna is the Founder and CEO of Omix Research a fast growing Diagnostics startup. Prior to Omix, Sudeshna spent 12 year at GE Healthcare and GE Global Research, where she was an R&D Manager in the Medical Diagnostics discovery. She brings a good blend of entrepreneurial and organizational wisdom to the table.

Education:PhD in Statistics from Stanford University, with BSc and MSc in Statistics from Indian Statistical University. Post Doctoral Research at Harvard Medical School.

Gita Varadarajan

Gita Varadarajan is an Educator, Literacy Coach and Best Selling Childrens’ author. She brings a strong background in curriculum design and has worked extensively with leading Schools in India and the US. She is also an expert practitioner of the ‘Read & Write’ program of Columbia University, US. Gita is a our in-house pedagogy expert and helps us align with the latest pedagogies that we can adopt at SciTal.

Education: MS in Literacy from Columbia University (US).