Rajiv Dabhadkar

Rajiv Dabhadkar has over 25 years of experience in education and technology sectors. Rajiv has lived in the United States for more than a decade helping large companies deal movement of global talent. Rajiv has been a proponent of migration for over a decade and has actively moved forward the debate on Indo-American work visa related migration policies. He is the Founder of The National Organisation for Software and Technology Professionals, in 2004. He started The Professional Registry Of Verified Employees (PROVE) in 2015, as an Open Value network to measure the identity and value of its knowledge worker members. He has authored two books – "American Work Permit – Official Rules & Regulations of American Work Visa" and "Green Carrot – America's Work Visa Crisis".

He is interviewed in over 200 articles in over 30 leading publications both in India,Europe as well as the United States. He has testified against the American work visa program abuse and assisted in the drafting of the 'H-1B & L1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007', popularly known as the Durbin-Grassley bill, to prevent visa misuse and document fraud in the immigration process. His research work has been cited by the UK Border Agency as well as the US Homeland Security. He is the recipient of UN sponsored Karamveer Chakra for Social Justice award. He serves on the academic council of The Centre for Diaspora and Migration Studies.(New Delhi). His blogs on the Times Of India can read here.

Anu Peshawaria

Anu Peshawaria is a unique Indian American lawyer who has expertise in both Indian laws as well as US laws and US Immigration. Based in Silicon Valley, in California, she is an Internationally awarded Indian American Attorney, social activist, and Author. Her books "Immigrants Dream" and “Lives on the Brink" were eye openers for Indian immigrants living in the US. Apart from being an avid social activist for immigration, legal and human rights she is also a world class tennis player and has represented India at WIMBLEDON. She is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her exemplary legal and athletic abilities as well as for her endless commitment to the human and legal rights of immigrants.

She has served as the First Legal Advisor to the EMBASSY Of INDIA, Washington, DC and all Indian consulates in San Francisco, Chicago,New York and Houston on issues pertaining to US immigration and Indian Laws. She is a practicing lawyer at the Supreme court of India and has been licensed in Washington State as well. She has vast experience in the field of Immigration. She has over 30 years of experience in International Law handling a huge number of Indian Family Law Cases in India and WA state in US. She has successfully handled numerous cases of Investment Based Green Cards, H1 b and L 1's , Family Based green Cards, Deportation Defense, Asylum, Appeals, VAWA victims of Domestic Violence, and various Waivers of Inadmissibility and U visas.

Recipient of many awards, she has received the Award for Excellence for upholding Immigrant rights in California by Anna Caballero the Secretary of state of California in 2012. She was honored by the Mayor of City of Fremont in 2005 with the outstanding community leadership award. She received the title of "Extraordinary Ability Status" by the United States Government in the year 2000 in the field of athletics and human rights. She has received numerous awards and scholarships since 1974 all over the world including several awards from the President of India. Among many other immigration cases, in a case where 19 Indian students were radio tagged and accused of Immigration fraud in the Tri valley University in California Anu Peshawaria worked with the Consulate and the students to bring about quick resolution to the legal issues and bringing closure to the complex case.

Gaurav Nirvana

Gaurav is a design strategist, and has designed products, mentored individuals & monitored design teams. He is a believer of involving users throughout the design process, resulting in creating delightful products that claim success in the market. He likes experimenting with innovation tools, and practice design thinking in order to deliver higher value to the customers

His competencies are in building Interactive designs for Data Visualization, Infographics, Dashboards, mobile apps and portals.His experience includes managing visual designers, researchers, front-end developers. These teams have delivered inspiring designs across consumer and enterprise products. It also includes facilitating rapid design labs that help cross-functional teams identify and align around new and innovative ideas quickly Gaurav has in-depth knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Enterprise Software Design, coupled with building a strong branding experience for the customer. Gaurav travels extensively and has exceptional communication, interpersonal & time-management skills, and has a flexible personal work style that encourages collaboration with international teams.

Ninad Takpere

Ninad Takpere has 17 yrs of experience in Digital Media, E-commerce and Consumer Finance industry. Ninad has spent last 11yrs in senior management in companies such as FreeCharge, Times Internet and Rediff.com with P&L, Business Management, Business Development, Alliances and Sales responsibilities. Ninad is a start-up specialist and has expertise in building products and businesses from ground up to scale. He has worked in digital start-up companies and build start-up products of established companies. His expertise also includes setting up and managing large teams across multiple functions of the organisations.