James is a serial entrepreneur and award winning author. He was one of the original inventors of the touchscreen and has founded several companies that specialize in man machine interfaces and communications. He holds over 200 patents and his first book, Are the Androids Dreaming Yet? explores the limits of Artificial Intelligence and the differences between humans and computers. He studied Physics and Computer Science at Manchester University and Engineering at Cambridge University and is currently a director of The Roger Penrose Institute.
Arshya is a two-time entrepreneur. She is a juggernaut who has turned around companies with ROI-based marketing & product strategies. She has raised institutional funding and worked on growth strategies for companies in payments, fintech, consumer tech, retail and entertainment across India, Northern Europe and Asia Pacific. She leads growth, strategic alliances and fundraising with CEN.
Will has a background in psychology, neuroscience, and business development. He has most recently been the creative director for The Penrose Institute and works with The Science of Consciousness conference. He was previously the creative director, curator, and producer of a non-profit art collective (A Ship in the Woods) in San Diego and has also displayed work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Harshil is a passionate techie interested in building and developing deeptech solutions to solve fascinating real world problems. He has a demonstrated history of working with full stack development building softwares and hands on with frontend-backend technologies. Graduating with a Bachelor of Technology in the discipline of Information and Communication Technology helped him lay the foundation of working in deep tech. His role at CEN as a technical project manager makes him responsible for planning, managing, executing, and monitoring the progress of the project.
Shashwat is an engineer who found his calling in finance. He holds a BE degree from Manipal Institute of Technology and an PGDM degree from Institute of Management Technology. He is also a registered CFA Charterholder. Before joining CEN he worked with the financial advisory services team at Deloitte, assisting clients with business valuation requirements for post M&A purposes such as purchase price allocation. He has also worked with Machani Group and helped the organisation analyse new investment opportunities.
Dr. Ed Guy started his career at General Electric and Digital Equipment but joined the VoIP industry right at its inception. He is considered one of the fathers of VoIP for his work in building and launching free voice calls over the internet early on. He founded IPeerx (the VoIP peering exchange) in 2000 which was sold in 2006. He was Chief Architect and VP Engineering for Truphone from 2006 to 2014 and more recently has been CTO of a medical communications and AI company.
Ravi Machani is a new-age entrepreneur and MD of Machani Group who follows his passion in engineering, technology, and design. His journey of entrepreneurship began with his family’s 80-year-old legacy business Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa (SSS) Springs. His stints in other areas include corporate finance, global M&A, turn around management, operations, and strategy. Ravi has applied his learnings to found a wide spectrum of 10 businesses spanning social enterprise, real estate, robotics, AI, design, engineering, and tech. Ravi is a board member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), a global network of more than 13,000 business owners in 46 countries. His high-end global B2B network allows for fresh ideas and perspectives to flow into the CEN ecosystem.