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Jury Members for Exhibit Tech Awards 2017

Brian Bade

Brian Bade

CEO of Reliance Digital Ltd (RDL)

While many are astonished by Reliance Digital’s pace of expansion, it seems quite natural and expected with Brian Bade leading the segment. Since taking over as CEO of Reliance Digital Ltd (RDL) in 2010, Brian has focused on driving sales and crafting strategies. His hands-on experience spanning 22 years in the consumer durables, electronics & IT sector and acumen helped him map out strategies for RDL when it broke fresh ground in the country. He has been successfully mentoring and spearheading the growth of RDL, taking it from 23 stores to more than 2000 stores across 700+ cities today. His leadership is reflected in the relentless enthusiasm of his team. RDL has now poised as India’s largest electronics retail chain and Tech Experts.

Founder & Managing Director – Exhibit Group

Ramesh Somani, an MBA from Fore School of Management & Nottingham Trent University, UK, started his career with Amet & Ladoue, an Indo-French Brand as a Brand Manager. There, he was responsible for expanding the brand presence in Europe and America. But being a techy at heart, he soon jumped into entrepreneurship at a young age of 23 with Mobile charging stations. Over 5,000 charging stations were sold and set up in mid to large corporates sectors and public utility areas such as Airports, Clinics, Shopping malls across India. Some media space were also monetized.

Furthermore, he started “Exhibit Technologies Pvt Ltd” in May 2005, a company under which he launched “Exhibit Magazine” which is today India’s Premier Tech Magazine along with thetechy.comthewheelz.com and other IPs like “Tech Fashion Tour”, “Tech Awards”, “Leaders in Tech” and “100 Hottest Start-ups”.

Somewhere between a Petrolhead and a geek fuelled by entrepreneurship flair, he lives his passion to work – Almost daily.

Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Siddhartha Sharma

Siddhartha Sharma

Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com 

Siddhartha Sharma is the Editor for Technology and Automobiles at News18.com for News18 Tech and Cars18.in. He’s also the face of the Tech and Auto Show on CNN-News18, which is India’s first show that delivers on news, views and reviews both from the world of technology and automobiles. He’s the creator of the selfie interview and also the first in India to experiment with Mobile Video Filming, Periscope, Facebook Live’s and 360-degree videos for communicating with audiences. Prior to working at News18, Siddhartha was associated with The Quint, India Today’s Television division, Headlines Today, ET NOW and TechnoDilli on Dilli Aajtak. He also had his own column on technology, with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital. Siddharth comes with a total experience of 8 years being associated with the media industry in the field of Technology and Automobiles. He holds a Bachelors of Mass Communication in Journalism from IP University, New Delhi and an MBA in Advertising from SIMC, Pune.

Founder and Business Head of iGyaan Network

Bharat is the founder and business head of iGyaan.in, a leading online technology magazine running since 2010. Reaching out to over 2 million readers and social media followers every day, the network caters to the new online generation, all in a bid to make technology fun and easily relatable. As an individual, he dons many hats: DJ, Hardware Engineer, Ethical Hacker and an Investor. iGyaan Network was his brain-child aimed at filling in the need-gap in the Indian technology market. Today iGyaan is one of India’s leading portals dedicated to providing news and updates on innovative technological space.

Bharat Nagpal

Bharat Nagpal

DJ AQEEL

 DJ AQEEL

India’s leading DJ 

One of India’s leading Dj’s who, since the last decade, is continually going stronger by the second and rocking dance floors around the globe, making everyone successfully dance to his tunes.

The leading Indian Fashion and Bollywood photographer

Dabboo Ratnani, the leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer. The man who shows his magic behind the camera lens in just a click!

He has been around for almost a decade now, shooting with all the leading names in the Bollywood industry with all the leading publications like Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Verve, Femina.

DABBOO RATNANI

DABBOO RATNANI

Dino Morea

Dino Morea

Actor, Producer & a Tech Enthusiast

This model-turned-actor-turned-producer with an Italian- Indian ancestry won’t stop giving you the thrills. This bold actor has indulged in multiple business ventures including fitness centers, e-commerce business, and a pop-up club. Being a huge fitness enthusiast himself, Dino has set up a DM fitness franchise, offering free fitness stations across Mumbai. Given his relentless push for vigor, we can’t overlook the fact that he is a tech aficionado and an ardent gadget lover, who is always upgraded with the setting trends in the market, on a spree to spread overall physical well-being.

Head of NODWIN Group & a Gaming Aficionado

Akshat Rathee heads the NODWIN Group of companies and is actively engaged in creating business solutions as well as concepts. He is a computer engineer and holds a business degree from ENPC, Paris, apart from being a prominent fellow of the India Chapter of the prestigious ASPEN Global Leadership Network (AGLN). He has the knack for identifying talent as well as business opportunities. His services have been lauded by several global players such as Jindal Steel, Vodafone and Airtel. Akshat is a passionate gamer and this dedication translates into his vision for the Indian gaming scene. He has helped bring the global esports phenomena to the country in the form of mega gaming tournaments such as the ESL India Premiership, SuperNOVA, Mountain Dew Arena and much more.

Akshat Rathee

Akshat Rathee

Jury Members for Exhibit Tech Awards 2016

Brian Bade

Brian Bade

Chief Executive Officer at Reliance Retail

The brain behind the growth of Reliance Digital, Brian is known as a man who is always on the go! He has been successfully mentoring RDL and has engineered it to be India’s largest electronic retail chain. The growth that Reliance Digital has witnessed, since its inception in 2007, has been multi-folds and thus, they proudly stand as India’s Tech Experts.

Founder & Managing Director – Exhibit Group

Ramesh Somani is the Founder & CEO of Exhibit Group. He bootstrapped the whole entity in its early days. Associated names and brands are Exhibit magazine, thetechy.com and thewheelz.comthestartupz.com, along with various IPs like Exhibit Tech Awards, Tech fashion Tour and the Hottest 100 Tech Startup which he has initiated and grown. He is amongst the youngest entrepreneurs of the country and has 11 years experience with cars, tech & Watches.

Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Rajiv Makhni

Rajiv Makhni

Gadget Guru and Technology Journalist

Rajiv Makhni is an Indian Technology Journalist Analyst and Television Presenter. Rajiv has been the face of Technology for NDTV. Besides making Gadget Guru the most watched tech show in India in the segment, he has also been a part of Cell Guru, NewsNet3.0 and Croma Tech Grandmasters. He recently made his red-carpet debut at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Founder of Pinstorm, Marketer, Investor

Mr. Mahesh Murthy is a co-founder and serves as Managing Director, Managing Partner, Founding Partner, and Partner at Seedfund. Mr. Murthy is the founder of Passionfund.com, which he founded in 2000. Mr. Murthy is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Pinstorm Technologies Private Limited. He ran Channel V till 2000 and then founded Passionfund to invest in and guide startups.

Mahesh Murthy

Mahesh Murthy

DJ AQEEL

 DJ AQEEL

India’s leading DJ 

One of India’s leading Dj’s who, since the last decade, is continually going stronger by the second and rocking dance floors around the globe, making everyone successfully dance to his tunes.

The leading Indian Fashion and Bollywood photographer

Dabboo Ratnani, the leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer. The man who shows his magic behind the camera lens in just a click!

He has been around for almost a decade now, shooting with all the leading names in the Bollywood industry with all the leading publications like Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Verve, Femina.

DABBOO RATNANI

DABBOO RATNANI

Siddhartha Sharma

Siddhartha Sharma

Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com 

Siddhartha Sharma is the Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com. He’s also the creator of selfie interviews, 360-degree in car videos and India’s first Social and Web-exclusive show The Tech and Auto Show on Network 18 Digital. Previously he was heading the Technology and TorQue verticals with The Quint. Siddhartha was the founder of The Gadgets and Gizmos Show and TechnoDilli In India Today’s television division.

Apart from Technology, He has also done special shows for Automobiles, Sports and regular features show for Headlines Today. He was also a technology columnist with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital.

The Managing Partner of the consultancy firm Counselage

Suhel Seth, the managing partner of the consultancy firm Counselage. A multi-talented personality who is a successful author, columnist, actor, TV pundit and a socialite. A regular face on Indian news channels such as NDTV, a successful columnist for various publications like Daily News & Analysis, Pune Mirror, Mumbai Mirror, The Financial Express, The Financial Times, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express.

SUHEL SETH

SUHEL SETH

Exhibit Tech Awards 2017

Jury Members

Brian Bade

Brian Bade

CEO of Reliance Digital Ltd (RDL)

While many are astonished by Reliance Digital’s pace of expansion, it seems quite natural and expected with Brian Bade leading the segment. Since taking over as CEO of Reliance Digital Ltd (RDL) in 2010, Brian has focused on driving sales and crafting strategies. His hands-on experience spanning 22 years in the consumer durables, electronics & IT sector and acumen helped him map out strategies for RDL when it broke fresh ground in the country. He has been successfully mentoring and spearheading the growth of RDL, taking it from 23 stores to more than 2000 stores across 700+ cities today. His leadership is reflected in the relentless enthusiasm of his team. RDL has now poised as India’s largest electronics retail chain and Tech Experts.

Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Founder & Managing Director – Exhibit Group

Ramesh Somani is the Founder & CEO of Exhibit Group. He bootstrapped the whole entity in its early days. Associated names and brands are Exhibit magazine, thetechy.com and thewheelz.com, thestartupz.com, along with various IPs like Exhibit Tech Awards, Tech fashion Tour and the Hottest 100 Tech Startup which he has initiated and grown. He is amongst the youngest entrepreneurs of the country and has 11 years experience with cars, tech & Watches.

Siddhartha Sharma

Siddhartha Sharma

Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com 

Siddhartha Sharma is the Editor for Technology and Automobiles at News18.com for News18 Tech and Cars18.in. He’s also the face of the Tech and Auto Show on CNN-News18, which is India’s first show that delivers on news, views and reviews both from the world of technology and automobiles. He’s the creator of the selfie interview and also the first in India to experiment with Mobile Video Filming, Periscope, Facebook Live’s and 360-degree videos for communicating with audiences. Prior to working at News18, Siddhartha was associated with The Quint, India Today’s Television division, Headlines Today, ET NOW and TechnoDilli on Dilli Aajtak. He also had his own column on technology, with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital. Siddharth comes with a total experience of 8 years being associated with the media industry in the field of Technology and Automobiles. He holds a Bachelors of Mass Communication in Journalism from IP University, New Delhi and an MBA in Advertising from SIMC, Pune.

Bharat Nagpal

Bharat Nagpal

Founder and Business Head of iGyaan Network

Bharat is the founder and business head of iGyaan.in, a leading online technology magazine running since 2010. Reaching out to over 2 million readers and social media followers every day, the network caters to the new online generation, all in a bid to make technology fun and easily relatable. As an individual, he dons many hats: DJ, Hardware Engineer, Ethical Hacker and an Investor. iGyaan Network was his brain-child aimed at filling in the need-gap in the Indian technology market. Today iGyaan is one of India’s leading portals dedicated to providing news and updates on innovative technological space.

DJ AQEEL

 DJ AQEEL

India’s leading DJ 

One of India’s leading Dj’s who, since the last decade, is continually going stronger by the second and rocking dance floors around the globe, making everyone successfully dance to his tunes.

DABBOO RATNANI

DABBOO RATNANI

The leading Indian Fashion and Bollywood photographer

Dabboo Ratnani, the leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer. The man who shows his magic behind the camera lens in just a click!

He has been around for almost a decade now, shooting with all the leading names in the Bollywood industry with all the leading publications like Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Verve, Femina.

Dino Morea

Dino Morea

Actor, Model & Producer

This model-turned-actor-turned-producer with an Italian- Indian ancestry won’t stop giving you the thrills. This bold actor has indulged in multiple business ventures including fitness centers, e-commerce business, and a pop-up club. Being a huge fitness enthusiast himself, Dino has set up a DM fitness franchise, offering free fitness stations across Mumbai. Given his relentless push for vigor, we can’t overlook the fact that he is a tech aficionado and an ardent gadget lover, who is always upgraded with the setting trends in the market, on a spree to spread overall physical well-being.

Akshat Rathee

Akshat Rathee

Head of NODWIN Group of companies

Akshat Rathee heads the NODWIN Group of companies and is actively engaged in creating business solutions as well as concepts. He is a computer engineer and holds a business degree from ENPC, Paris, apart from being a prominent fellow of the India Chapter of the prestigious ASPEN Global Leadership Network (AGLN). He has the knack for identifying talent as well as business opportunities. His services have been lauded by several global players such as Jindal Steel, Vodafone and Airtel. Akshat is a passionate gamer and this dedication translates into his vision for the Indian gaming scene. He has helped bring the global esports phenomena to the country in the form of mega gaming tournaments such as the ESL India Premiership, SuperNOVA, Mountain Dew Arena and much more.

Exhibit Tech Awards 2016

Jury Members

Brian Bade

Brian Bade

Chief Executive Officer at Reliance Retail

The brain behind the growth of Reliance Digital, Brian is known as a man who is always on the go! He has been successfully mentoring RDL and has engineered it to be India’s largest electronic retail chain. The growth that Reliance Digital has witnessed, since its inception in 2007, has been multi-folds and thus, they proudly stand as India’s Tech Experts.

Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Founder & Managing Director – Exhibit Group

Ramesh Somani is the Founder & CEO of Exhibit Group. He bootstrapped the whole entity in its early days. Associated names and brands are Exhibit magazine, thetechy.com and thewheelz.com, thestartupz.com, along with various IPs like Exhibit Tech Awards, Tech fashion Tour and the Hottest 100 Tech Startup which he has initiated and grown. He is amongst the youngest entrepreneurs of the country and has 11 years experience with cars, tech & Watches.

Rajiv Makhni

Rajiv Makhni

Gadget Guru and Technology Journalist

Rajiv Makhni is an Indian Technology Journalist Analyst and Television Presenter. Rajiv has been the face of Technology for NDTV. Besides making Gadget Guru the most watched tech show in India in the segment, he has also been a part of Cell Guru, NewsNet3.0 and Croma Tech Grandmasters. He recently made his red-carpet debut at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Mahesh Murthy

Mahesh Murthy

Founder of Pinstorm, Marketer, Investor

Mr. Mahesh Murthy is a co-founder and serves as Managing Director, Managing Partner, Founding Partner, and Partner at Seedfund. Mr. Murthy is the founder of Passionfund.com, which he founded in 2000. Mr. Murthy is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Pinstorm Technologies Private Limited. He ran Channel V till 2000 and then founded Passionfund to invest in and guide startups.

DJ AQEEL

 DJ AQEEL

India’s leading DJ 

One of India’s leading Dj’s who, since the last decade, is continually going stronger by the second and rocking dance floors around the globe, making everyone successfully dance to his tunes.

DABBOO RATNANI

DABBOO RATNANI

The leading Indian Fashion and Bollywood photographer

Dabboo Ratnani, the leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer. The man who shows his magic behind the camera lens in just a click!

He has been around for almost a decade now, shooting with all the leading names in the Bollywood industry with all the leading publications like Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Verve, Femina.

Siddhartha Sharma

Siddhartha Sharma

Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com 

Siddhartha Sharma is the Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com. He’s also the creator of selfie interviews, 360-degree in car videos and India’s first Social and Web-exclusive show The Tech and Auto Show on Network 18 Digital. Previously he was heading the Technology and TorQue verticals with The Quint. Siddhartha was the founder of The Gadgets and Gizmos Show and TechnoDilli In India Today’s television division.

Apart from Technology, He has also done special shows for Automobiles, Sports and regular features show for Headlines Today. He was also a technology columnist with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital.

SUHEL SETH

SUHEL SETH

The Managing Partner of the consultancy firm Counselage

Suhel Seth, the managing partner of the consultancy firm Counselage. A multi-talented personality who is a successful author, columnist, actor, TV pundit and a socialite. A regular face on Indian news channels such as NDTV, a successful columnist for various publications like Daily News & Analysis, Pune Mirror, Mumbai Mirror, The Financial Express, The Financial Times, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express.