OnTarget - Professional Track OnTarget - NLP Track
Achyut Godbole Managing Director, Softexcel Consultancy Services Keki C Darbari Master Trainer and Master Practioner of NLP
Tathagat Varma VP, Strategic Process Innovations, [24]7 Innovation Labs Prof. D P Apte Professor and Director, MIT School of Business
Rena Striegel Director of Franchising and Training, BNI Vikas Dixit Independent Training & Coaching Professional
Shrivallabh Kulkarni CEO, dimenZion3 Talent Consulting LLP Niloofer Giri Philosopher and Vedanta Proponent
Amit Jadhav Director, Modelcam Technologies Private Limited OnTarget - Academic Track
Vishwanath Joshi HR & Management Development Consultant Sharad Verma Senior Director - HR, Sungard
A C Chaturvedi Chief Knowledge Officer, NTPC Cdr Mukund Joglekar Director, Touch Innerself
Vibhas Joshi Leadership Consultant, Coach, Mentor and Trainer Amit Jadhav Director, Modelcam Technologies Private Limited
Ms. Kalindi Kale General Manager - HR, Rohan Builders

Professional Track Speakers
Achyut Godbole
Managing Director
Softexcel Consultancy Services

An eminent IT Personality, Thought leader and Author. Mr. Godbole is a polymath in true sense. Senior IT Leader and Entrepreneur by profession, he has won awards in sectors of IT, Education, Economics, Music. He has authored many award winning books and has flare for working of the underprivileged.

He has 32+ years of software development experience in India, USA and UK. He has been awarded 2 times by IBM World Trade Corporation for performance excellence.

He has contributed to exponential growth of companies such as Patni (GM), Syntel (Managing Director) , L&T Infotech(CEO), Apar Technologies (CEO) and Disha Technologies (Executive Director).

Currently, he is the Managing Director of ‘Softexcel Consultancy Services' advising global companies about Growth Strategies and High Performance Offshore Delivery Centers.

Tathagat Varma
VP, Strategic Process Innovations
[24]7 Innovation Labs

In his own humble words "Tathagat (a.k.a. 'TV') is a software professional by education, computer scientist by accident, HR student by interest, project management practitioner by training, curious by nature, learner by habit, teacher by passion, wanderer by choice, digital influencer by night, servant leader by conviction, and an aspiring author in my dreams."

Tathagat has been involved with hi-tech software product development since ’91 starting with DRDO, and subsequently with other multinational product divisions prior to joining at [24]7 Innovation Labs in significant technical and leadership roles. 
At [24]7 Innovation Labs, Tathagat is heading Strategic Process Innovations division.

He has been responsible for Strategic Programs, Outsourced Product Development and Business Operations, and additionally led center-wide adoption of Agile, Business Excellence and IP Programs.

Rena Striegel
Director of Franchising & Training

Rena is President and Strategist for Empowered Business Strategies (EBS) a consulting firm. She specializes in coaching executives and entrepreneurs think and act more strategically in order to identify opportunities and execute strategies for sustainable growth and profitability. She has won numerous awards internationally and is highly regarded as most effective and engaging business coach.

Rena started her professional career with US Bank and had a 10 year stint with well known firm after serving as Assistant Vice President for Private Banking Division. She has served as a faculty of prestigious universities such as Webster and Mt. Mercy. Currently she is president of EBS and helping companies to think more strategically about their people, products and opportunities for sustainable growth.

She is also Director of Franchising and Training at BNI (Business Network International) for India Region.

Shrivallabh Kulkarni
dimenZion3 Talent Consulting LLP
Mr. Shrivallabh Kulkarni is an entrepreneur specializing in the areas of HR, Talent development, project management, program management, training design, training delivery, Organization Development, Coaching, Cross Cultural Competence. In various roles he has successfully led projects in organizations belonging to diverse industries and capabilities like IT/ITES, HR Consulting. and Outsourcing, Manufacturing and Automation.

Mr. Shrivallabh looked after Training divisions of SLK Software and I-flex solutions Ltd. Later to this he served as Global Talent Programs Manager at Hewitt Associates managing key HR Programs. He served as Global Delivery Manager for Talent Development at AON Hewitt being responsible for global career stage programs in the India/Asia Pacific region.

He is currently CEO for dimenZion3 leading the Business Development, Client Account Management and delivery of training and coaching programs in areas of Leadership Development, Cross Cultural Competence, Coaching and Organization Development.


Amit Jadhav
Modelcam Technologies Pvt.Ltd.
Mr. Amit Jadhav (CEO - Modelcam Technologies )is the recipient of the Bharatiya Udyog Ratna Award. Rtn. Amit has been the youngest president in the 42 years history of Rotary Club of Poona Midtown. Rtn. Amit is also the most sought after corporate speaker and has spoken on more than 100 various national and international platforms .He says it is all about developing Human Capital and he is leading from front.

Mr. Amit started his career in Design and Manufacturing firm before taking a plunge as an Entrepreneur. Modelcam, his venture, consults on PLM and Product Design, his role being Business Development across the Globe.

Since 2001 Amit has been taking up speaking assignments. Starting from Career Roadmap for Students later speaking on Manufacturing Expos to Management Institutes.

Till date having spoken on more than 140+ platforms and occasions he is now speaking on topics in Social Media and Networking mixed with Marketing, HR, Business.


Vishwanath Joshi
HR & Management
Development Consultant
Mr. Vishwanath Joshi is a thorough HR Professional and research scholar at Academy of HRD, Ahmadabad. He wears multiple hats: A coach, facilitator, HR Consultant and is an expert in career guidance in leadership roles. He is closely associated with PMI Pune Chapter and instrumental in conducting workshops of interest of Project Management Community.

Vishwanath Joshi, 36 years, is a Post Graduate in Human Resource Management from Pune University. Spanning his career of more than 12 years. He has worked with IT consulting organizations like Mahindra Consulting, Patni Computers, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd and Brainvisa Technologies.

He has also consulted with Infosys Technologies Ltd, one of the largest and reputed IT consulting organization in India, as a Certified Trainer on behavioral skills for their software professionals.


A C Chaturvedi
Chief Knowledge Office

Mr. A.C. Chaturvedi is one of the senior most leaders and brand ambassador from NTPC, the crown jewel of Indian Public Sector Organizations. With numerous years of experience in leadership development and competency building, he also serves as Independent Director on boards of other Public Sector Organizations.

Mr. Chaturvedi started his career with the International Airport Authority of India followed by a short stint in Project and equipment Corporation of India Ltd.

Mr. Chaturvedi started his career in NTPC Ltd. as Senior Personnel Officer and has worked in four Regions (Comprising of several stations) and four major Projects of NTPC Ltd. before he has been co-opted for the position of Executive Director at Corporate Centre.

For last 32 years, Mr. Chaturvedi has been working in NTPC Ltd. During his tenure the NTPC has scaled great heights.

Vibhas Joshi

Leadership Consultant,
Coach, Mentor & Trainer

Vibhas holds a Masters in Physics and a Masters in Management Studies from the University of Pune, He is a certified PMP, certified Scrum master, and has completed course on Project Risk Management from Stanford University.

Vibhas is now pursuing a career as a Consultant, Trainer and Coach. The focus areas are: Project and Program Management, Leadership development, Organization process improvements, Set-up of new software center in India and effective application of Agile principles in software development.

He has more than thirty years of work experience in IT Industry that covers the complete spectrum of activities in Software development and application to business. For the last 15 years he held Directorial and Board positions at companies he worked for. He has special skills and extensive experience in Executive leadership and General Management, Remote center setup and streamlining, Program and Project Management, Software Delivery Management and Software Processes and Methodologies including Agile. He has excellent understanding of effectively working in multi-cultural and geographically distributed teams. His assignments included clients in India and also in UAE, UK, Switzerland, Venezuela, Republic of South Africa and U.S.A.


Mrs. Kalindi Kale
General Manager - HR
Rohan Builders

Ms. Kale is Senior HR Professional with 20+years experience in Transformation & Change, Strategies & Management, Organizational Development, Learning & Development. A versatile professional who brings in a Practical & Customer Driven Human Asset Development through holistic approach owing to exposure to diverse Portfolios & industries.

With career spanning more than 20 years Ms. Kale completed her post graduation in general management and marketing from prestigious institutes. She spent her initial years in Insurance Industry (Max Life and ICICI Prudential) in positions of Director, Associate Partner and Area Manager.

She did an independent assignment as Learning and Development Consultant specialized in coaching of various executive training programs. She is General Manager – Human Resources and responsible for bringing operational changes and also promoting learning culture as part of the organization.

Academic Track Speakers
Sharad Verma
Sr Director - HR
A post graduate from XLRI (1992), Sharad has served as the Head of HR for Berkadia (a Berkshire Hathaway company), Bank of New York Mellon, Monster and SCT Software. He is currently responsible for Talent Engagement and Talent Development at SunGard (for nearly 3,500 employees). In a career spanning more than 20 years, Sharad has been at the forefront of many innovations in the people function including design and development of simulation based competency development centers in the 1990s, international HR management and various strategic and operational challenges. He is currently spearheading an initiative to develop Retina – a cutting edge tool for retention predictive index used to guide talent strategy and actions.

Sharad combines keen business acumen with an intuitive understanding of people issues and a drive to make things happen. In addition to HR, Sharad has expertise in General Management, Operations, Strategy, Business Development, Communications, Product Development and Solution Selling.

Sharad has expertise in IT/ITES, outsourcing/offshoring industries, setting up and management of offshore development centers in India.

Cdr Mukund Joglekar
Touch Innerself
Cdr Mukund Joglekar (Retd) realized his passion and aptitude for training while he served in the Indian Navy. He began his career as a helicopter pilot and later switched over to Logistics functions. He took premature retirement to pursue his interest in Learning and Development. He did specialization in Logistics Management. His experience includes Materials Management and Human Resource Management. He has authored five professional books which added value to quality of training and operations. He was a Senior Instructor (Management Studies) at the Navy's Management faculty for Officers.

Mukund has been a facilitator since 2006. He has undergone Basic and Advance Lab in Human Process conducted by ISABS. He is well experienced and effective facilitator, who has conducted over 200 programs covering various types of Industries and a variety of participants. His main focus has been on 'Team Building' and 'Leadership' utilizing Out Bound Environment. His friendly approach, sense of empathy, passion in training and ability to connect quickly, enables participants to engage in the process of learning without any inhibitions. His natural instinct to watch human psyche, adds to his skill of facilitation. Bringing participants closer to their 'Inner Self' is his primary focus. So he founded 'Touch Inner Self'

Amit Jadhav
Modelcam Technologies Pvt.Ltd.
Mr. Amit Jadhav (CEO - Modelcam Technologies )is the recipient of the Bharatiya Udyog Ratna Award. Rtn. Amit has been the youngest president in the 42 years history of Rotary Club of Poona Midtown. Rtn. Amit is also the most sought after corporate speaker and has spoken on more than 100 various national and international platforms .He says it is all about developing Human Capital and he is leading from front.

Mr. Amit started his career in Design and Manufacturing firm before taking a plunge as an Entrepreneur. Modelcam, his venture, consults on PLM and Product Design, his role being Business Development across the Globe.

Since 2001 Amit has been taking up speaking assignments. Starting from Career Roadmap for Students later speaking on Manufacturing Expos to Management Institutes.

Till date having spoken on more than 140+ platforms and occasions he is now speaking on topics in Social Media and Networking mixed with Marketing, HR, Business.


NLP Track Speakers
Keki C Darbari
Master Trainer and
Master Practioner of NLP

Keki Darbary is a 1st rank student of Post Graduate Diploma in Production Engineering. He has decades of experience in Industry and The Corporate World. His passion for man-management and creating personal excellence finally brought him into NLP in 1998.

He has undergone NLP training under 9 different Masters over varying periods totaling over 95 days. Under Dr. William Horton he has undergone Practitioner's, Master Practitioner's, Trainer's, Master Trainer's plus other programs.

He is fully involved in imparting NLP Practitioner's, Master Practitioner's and Trainer's, as well as specially designed programs that can and do change the participant's lives.

Prof. D P Apte
Professor and Director
MIT School of Business
Group Captain D.P. Apte (Retd) is a Professor and Director of MIT School of Business, Pune, India. He is BE (Mechanical), MSc (Aerospace), MSc (Strategic Studies) AMAeSI (Propulsion), MBA (Marketing) and has number of diplomas and memberships of professional institutes. He is a top ranker of college of Aeronautics, at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK.

He has more than 35 years experience as an engineer, manager and teacher. He has distinguished service of 25 years as engineer-manager in India Air Force (IAF). In IAF, he had seven years of teaching experience at Air Force Technical College and other Technical Training Institutes of IAF. He also headed an aero-engine overhaul plant. He retired from IAF in year 2002 when he was commanding ‘Central Servicing Development Organization’ of IAF.

Since year 2003 he is the Director and Professor at MIT Group of Management institutes. He teaches production and operations subjects including Operations Research, Production management, Quality management, Operations management, etc. He has authored of four reference books ‘Probability and Combinatorics’, ‘Probability and Statistics’, ‘Statistical Tools for Managers’ and ‘Operations Research’ which are very popular titles among MBA, MCA and Engineering students and approved reference books by Universities. Recently he has also published an a book on Logical Puzzles titled ‘Logiriddles’. He has published nnumber of articles on in leading Newspapers.

He has conducted number of workshops and lectures for industries in the area of Communicate to success (assertive communication, listening skills, body language negotiations, etc), Life skills and self awareness, belief system and confidence building, Smoking / alcohol cessation, Leadership, Innovation, quality management, Time management, Team building, quality management, Kaizen, JIT, productivity, statistical tools, etc.

Last seven years as a NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and HUNA practitioner he has provided counselling to more than 1000 people suffering from depression, stress, alcoholism, addiction, emotional disorders, etc, conducted number of seminars and written articles in leading newspapers. His counselling work among the students has been noteworthy and helped many students to recover from state of depression and distress. He received Best Teacher Award in 2009 and ‘Best Director Award (West India)’ in Jan 2013 by Discovery Education Media in 2013. He also received Commendation by Chief of Air Staff in 1993. He is a recipient of a Gold Medal at Cranfield University, U.K.
Vikas Dixit
Independent Training &
Coaching Professional

Mr. Vikas has over 40 years of experience running the business ventures and practicing NLP, Huna practices. He had run business ventures in logistics, groundwater drilling and leather garment manufacturing and exports to North America and Europe. These gave him wide experience and opportunities to interface with people in various professional environments and cultures, which he has been using to further the lives of self and others.

For the last 12 years he is focusing to apply and research latest developments in the field of mind sciences, psychology and the behaviour modification techniques, to bring about holistic & significant improvements in professional and personal lives of people.

Niloofer Giri

Philosopher and
Vedanta Proponent

Niloofer Giri has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy and also is an Associate of the Trinity College of Music, London as a Piano performer. She has the distinction of being honored with an Exhibition Award for standing 1st in Asia by the Trinity College of Music, London at the age of 16.

She started her studies in Vedanta at 20 with Swami Parthasarathy at the Vedanta Academy. Later she began teaching and organizing seminars and lecture series. With a quest to understand the traditional teaching tradition of the Vedanta along with the learning of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas; she decided to pursue further studies in Vedanta traditionally with a guru.

Along with her husband, she studied at the Arsha Vignana Gurukulam under the guidance of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a link in a long unbroken tradition, from Adi Shankara to the present day. Along with the knowledge of the scriptures and the teaching methodology she has gained the tools to understand Sanskrit grammar through the Panini rules.

In 2007, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati has entrusted Shribanta and Niloofer Giri with a Vedanta and Yoga Retreat Centre at Amboli Ghat at the southern border of Maharashtra. Under Swami Dayananda Educational Trust, the Amboli Ashram conducts regular retreats and workshops on Vedanta, Yoga, Sanskrit and meditation.

She continues the teaching of Vedanta in a traditional manner in regular sessions at Mumbai, Pune and conducts retreats along with her husband at the Vedanta Centre at Amboli. She also travels abroad and addresses groups on invitation.

Gyaan Lahiri Speakers
Baba (Dr Anil) Awachat
Marathi Author and
Social Activist

Dr. Anil Awachat is a prominent Marathi author and social activist based in Pune. He runs de-addiction center called Muktangan (http://www.muktangan.org/) in Pune and is associated with several other social issues. He is also interested in several hobbies including Origami, Flute, Cooking, sculpture and so on. Despite having a medical degree, he never practiced as a doctor and prefers not to use “Dr.” with his name in his writings or otherwise. His wife Sunanda was a well-known psychiatrist and also the strong lady believing in his vision and supporting him in his activities – and founder of Muktangan. Anil Awachat often acknowledges her contribution and mentions her as pillar of strength always standing by him. He has two daughters – Mukta Puntambekar and Yashoda Wakankar and also several other adapted children for them he always remains their “baba”.

Awachat has written extensively on social issues in India and through his writings sought justice for the helpless segment of the society. He has been an editor of Sadhana magazine. Awachat's books were declared "The Best Book of the Year" by the Government of Maharashtra for three consecutive years. In 2007, Awachat received the Ramshastri Prabhune Pratishthan Social Justice Award.

Ashutosh Kulkarni

Ashutosh Kulkarni is B.E. (Mech.), M.B.A.(Sales and Marketing). He has been a business man successfully running a private firm dealing in pumps and its parts. He represents R.S.V.K., a well known organization spreading the message of joyful living through a holistic approach to self awareness. He is into consciousness training / spirituality for the last decade. He conducts various sessions as a soft skills trainer. He has conducted courses in stress management, facing exam fear, confidence building, vision setting and manifestation, etc in schools with amazing results. He conducts courses for team building, leadership development, stress management, goal setting and achieving and more in many government organizations and corporate set ups with proven results.He conducts courses based on The Ontological Model of Leadership evolved by the professors of the Harvard University, USA.

He is creating The Sandeepani Rishi Gurukul Peace Home at Velha near Pune. Here the curriculum is designed as a balanced synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western technology. In addition to the conventional syllabus, a wide spectrum of fields have been incorporated into the curriculum right from ancient Indian techniques like Ashtang Yog, Vedic Mathematics and Sanskrit to the Western "Ontological Model of Leadership" designed for the Harvard Business School, the U.S.A. and umpteen other life skills. He has set up and successfully run the Weekend Urban Gurukul "Yuva Srushti" in Pune so that children in the city are not deprived of this great knowledge. Here a part of the syllabus of Sandeepani Gurukul is covered over two hour sessions during the weekend. In this limited time frame too, the children, under the guidance of the mentors, have created an atta chakki and a juicer that run on a scooter apart from other things. They now enjoy varied things like kite flying, making a projector from throw away objects, yogasans, and many more.