Professor Todd Walker
Professor Todd Walker is the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of New England.
It is a position that provides advice to the Vice-Chancellor on strategy and planning matters and is the senior executive leading Faculties and Schools, TEQSA, TAFE relationships and the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University.
For more than two decades, Professor Walker has worked in regional multi-campus Australian universities including Charles Sturt University, University of Ballarat, and Federation University Australia, and has held the positions of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning and Quality), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality), Chair, Academic Board and Secretary to University Council. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Medical Biotechnology, a PhD in Molecular Oncology and a Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management, all from Charles Sturt University. His academic discipline is biomedical science in which he is an accomplished clinical cytologist with strong research, teaching and consultancy credentials.
Professor Walker is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), an experienced board director, and a National White Ribbon Ambassador.
G JAYAPRAKASH RAO
He is a passionate teacher having an experience of 47 years in the field of Education. He is born into a family of teachers and he has a family of teachers which explains why he knows no field other than education.
While studying at Regional College of Education, Mysore, he developed interest in holistic learning and developed a personality that personifies all-round development. He also had very illustrious teachers like Ms Ahalya Chari, Dr. U R Ananthamurthy, Dr Rajeev Taranath, Dr Dandapani and many such stalwarts in Education. He was Captain of the college cricket team, represented college in Volleyball, Hockey and Football.
He started his teaching career in Demonstration Multipurpose School which is run by the Regional College in recognition of his outstanding all round performance. He was then grabbed by the prestigious Rishi Valley School, in Chittoor District of AP.
It is at Rishi Valley he came in contact with J Krishnamurthy and the education imparted there is what he swears by. The best part of his life spanning twenty five years he spent there. He had the opportunity of teaching in London (albeit short span) and subsequently he went to Sharjah in the position of Principal.
After returning to India he had a short stint in Chennai before moving over to Hyderabad. While in Hyderabad, he came in contact with Mr Ramalinga Raju of the erstwhile Satyam Computers Ltd and is also influenced by his business acumen. When Satyam Public School was closed down he was employed by Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) where he headed the International Schools Division. He helped establish schools and one such was Rockwell International School. While Rockwell was happening he was invited to Jalgaon, Maharashtra to guide Anubhuti School which is the dream school of Padma Shri Bhavarlal Jain, Chairman of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. He is greatly influenced by Shri Bhavarlal’s philosophy which incorporates Gandhian principles.
He went back to Hyderabad for three years and spent two years of those as Senior Principal, Rockwell International School. At the moment he is back with Anubhuti International Residential School, Jalgaon on a very special mission.
Srinivas Kollipara, COO – THUB
His dream is to turn Hyderabad into one of the leading startup cities in the world, and that vision led to the creation of the T-Hub Foundation in partnership with the
Government of Telangana and 3 of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. It is designed to support technology-related start-ups, and its mission is to accelerate the growth of Hyderabad into one of the tightest and most vibrant entrepreneur communities in the world in order to encourage and fuel more start-up success stories in India.
He has a strong knowledge of and connection to the startup landscape in India, including incubators, accelerators, seed funds, angel networks, VCs, and other startup ecosystem players.
He is also an angel investor and Hyderabad Director for the Founder Institute, the world#39;s largest entrepreneur training & startup launch program. He is on the Executive Council of the IIIT-H Foundation, the Industry Advisory Board for the Centre for Management Studies, NALSAR University of Law, and serve as Mentor and Advisor to many other organizations and startups.
He loves getting to know what makes people tick & encourage everyone