Advisory Board Members
Ms. N. S. Nappinai is a highly respected Advocate, practicing before the Supreme Court of India and Bombay High Court, who has pioneered the development of cyber laws in India. She has handled an array of cases pertaining to Constitutional, Criminal, IPR, Cyber Laws, corporate and commercial laws and transactions. She is Advisor- Maharashtra Cyber Police.
( Founder and CEO, The Data Duck )
Ritu is a digital nomad currently based in Mumbai. She founded The Data Duck, a digital product development and design firm, 15 years ago in Melbourne. The Data Duck uses behavioural science, data-led design and inclusive interfaces to create tech that people actually use. Ritu’s role includes balancing structured, analytical thinking with creative processes of design and communication. She focuses on keeping tech inclusive, accessible and affordable. She is currently leading her company & work on five impact projects:
1. building assistive interfaces for seniors to be included in the digital world.
2. building tech for Red Dot Foundation – facilitating the reporting of crowdsourced sexual violence
data and making cities safer for women.
3. creating a digital space for Alumni communities to flourish and support climate change projects.
4. WHO Academy COVID-19 App as part of The Data Duck's Corporate Social Responsibility
5. creating a digital incubator for women founders along with Venture Capital firms from around the
(Founder & CEO, The Urban Vision)
Prathima Manohar is an entrepreneur with a focus on sustainable living and eco-tourism. Prathima chairs the think-do-tank on Liveable Cities, The Urban Vision. Prathima is a co-owner of a portfolio of leisure hospitality resorts in coastal Karnataka in India. As an urbanist, she has worked on issues such as urban innovation, liveability, placemaking, affordable housing, participatory planning and green cities. As part of her tourism business portfolio, she is setting up a Centre for micro enterprise aimed at training rural women entrepreneurs in sustainable living and wellbeing.
Ms. Rufina Fernandes
(Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure Ltd. )
Rufina has 33 years of experience ranging from HR, Project Execution, Strategy, Reputation Management, Thought Leadership, Corporate Communication, Branding, Advocacy and CSR. She has worked across multiple domains namely, Telecom, Education, Animation, Staffing and Information Technology. She was the first CEO, NASSCOM Foundation the non-profit arm of the Indian IT Industry and also the Indian Staffing Federation in Delhi. She is currently the Chairperson, Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra (CABM); Trustee of Global Foundation; Advisory Board Member, Suraj Foundation. She is also a Trustee in Sujaya Foundation, a non-profit started by Jerry Rao which is aimed at imparting employable skills to the differently abled.