Manmeet Kaur is the Founder and Executive Director of City Health Works. In launching City Health Works, Manmeet saw the potential for reverse innovation from lower cost community health systems across the world applied to the U.S. Since its founding in 2012, she has led its growth from a promising vision to a fast growing operation in Harlem that is becoming recognized as a leading model for bridging the gap between health and healthcare.
Manmeet blends her passion for creating local jobs while improving health for low-income communities. Over the past 10 years, she has worked in New York City to improve the working conditions of "unregulated" workers, in India to formalize employment of construction day laborers at LabourNet, and in South Africa to help HIV+ individuals build health food businesses with Mamelani Projects. Before launching City Health Works, Manmeet was an advisor to the Earth Institute's One Million Community Health Worker Campaign across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. K.J.S. (“Sunny”) Anand graduated from M.G.M. Medical College, University of Indore (India). As a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford (UK), he received the D.Phil. degree, followed by post-doctoral fellowship in Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatrics residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Critical Care Medicine fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He has received the Dr. Michael Blacow Award from the British Paediatric Association (1986), Pediatric Resident Research Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (1992), the inaugural Young Investigator Award in Pediatric Pain from the International Association for Study of Pain (1994), the Jeffrey Lawson Award from American Pain Society (2000), the Windermere Honorary Lectureship from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2004), the Joan M. Cranmer “Mentor of the Year” Award (2007) from University of Arkansas, the Nils Rosén von Rosenstein Medal from the Swedish Academy of Medicine and Swedish Paediatric Society (2009), the 9th Annual “In Praise of Medicine” Keynote Address for the Centennial Ceremony of Erasmus University Medical Center (2013).
Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Banga is a member of President Obama's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council and a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012. Mr. Banga serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, and is vice chair of the Financial Services Roundtable as well as the Business Council. He is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York.
Mitchell J. Barnett has been a member of Cushman & Wakefield since graduating Northwestern University in 1984. As Vice Chairman of the firm, Mr. Barnett has represented many prestigious corporations, financial institutions and partnerships negotiating leases with an aggregate value of over $7.5 billion. Mr. Barnett specializes in tenant representation nationally, with particular emphasis on the New York Region. He has received Cushman & Wakefield’s highly coveted National Deal of the Year Award twice and is consistently recognized as one of the firm’s “best of the best.”
On May 15, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Preet Bharara to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Bharara's nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2009, and he was sworn in on August 13, 2009.
As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bharara oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York, which encompasses New York, Bronx, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Sullivan counties. He supervises an office of more than 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handle a high volume of cases that involve domestic and international terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.
Sheena S. Iyengar is the inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division at Columbia Business School. She graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Stanford University. She joined the Columbia faculty in 1998.
Dr. Iyengar's core research focusses on the psychology of choice and decision-making, addressing how humans face challenges in a world where they are inundated with options. She has since turned her attention to tackling issues in the business world through the lenses of network analysis and diversity-inspired ideation. She looks at the processes used by both groups and individuals in making choices to see how we can improve on innovation, problem solving, and leveraging business relationships.
Suneet Singh Tuli is the founder and CEO of DataWind Inc. (TSX: DW), a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets. He has 24 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, with DataWind’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Toronto Stock Exchange in June 2014 representing the third IPO of his career. His two previous ventures successfully conducted IPOs on the NASDAQ stock market. At DataWind and previous ventures, patented technologies were created to develop scanning, printing and imaging products that set world records in both price and performance. The innovative products and technologies created through these ventures have received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition by the Guinness Book of Records.
Most recently, DataWind has received worldwide attention, as the Company executes its vision to empower the next 4 billion people and bridge the digital divide with its low cost tablets and smartphones bundled with free-internet-access. On November 28th, 2012, DataWind’s Aakash2 tablet computer was launched at the United Nations by the Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. In 2014, DataWind was recognized by the MIT Technology Review among the world’s 50 Smartest Companies.