Subbarayan R Pochi Ph.D., is the founding director of iconic Full Potential Learning Academy, a fast-growing Miami based educational service provider. He is on a mission to educate and empower students and parents receive the highest quality education they deserve.
He is an accomplished researcher, educator, seasoned author, serial entrepreneur, community leader and a philanthropist.
An adman by profession for more than 2 decades and a storyteller since perhaps he learnt to speak - is how ANKUR SUMAN likes to describe himself. His Twitter Bio reads: If there is a story, I must tell it; if there's none, I must create one. Starting his career as a copywriter, he has written hundreds of ad film scripts on some of the leading brands in India and helped them grow in their respective categories.
Ankur also has an experience of theatre where he has written, directed, produced and even acted in, several skits and plays - mainly comedies. He says his theatre experience has taught equipped him with a better understanding of the audience's minds - especially when it comes to humour and comedy. Ankur has also made some short films while participating in an international short film making competition - 48 hr Film Project, where one is supposed to submit a film - from writing to finishing - in just 48 hours.
He has won Best Writing Awards everytime he participated in this competition along with winning Best Film and even Best Actor Awards. Couple of his short films have been screened at multiple short film festivals also and won awards there.
Taking his love with scriptwriting to the next level, Ankur has also contributed to the writing of the feature film KAAGAZ - featuring Pankaj Tripathi and Directed by Satish Kaushik. Even most of the ad films that Ankur has been involved in are stories rather than being the typical ad films.
During the course of his career he has worked with a lot of prominent personalities from the Indian Film Industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Salman Khan, Mahesh Babu, Farhan Akhtar, Gajraj Rao, Imtiaz Ali, Priyadarshan, Rohan Sippy - to name a few.
Amit with 30 illustrious years in advertising behind him, and the experience of having worked with some of Indiaâ€™s rich-on-pedigree agencies in various positions of creative leadership, there is today a wealth of advertising wisdom under his receding hairline.
Armed with a degree in Applied Art from Delhi College of Art and a PGDBA from Institute of Marketing and Management (IMM), New Delhi - 110019, India, Amit has shaped up several national and international brands in the course of his long career.
From cars to consumer durables, from Tyres to Telecom and from Election Commission to Bharat Nirman, Amit has conceived and spearheaded hugely successful brand communication solutions. He successfully launched some of the most memorable and everlasting brands in India, Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Accent and Samsung LCD TVs to mention a few.
In recent times, Amit was instrumental in launching Aircel nationally. Under his stewardship the telecom major became the fifth largest telecom company in the country.
He has worked with some of the leading advertising agencies in India and abroad, namely Lintas, Ogilvy and Saatchi, Cheil, Dentsu and Y&R to name a few.
Currently he heads the creative function at STCH Digital apart from being a visiting lecturer at College of Art and YMCA.
He believes in pushing the envelope and making brands touch consumersâ€™ hearts.
Anindita Sarkar is the Founder of the online training platform The 5ifth Dimension that offers a gamut of Soft Skills & Behavioural Training for professionals and students. She specializes in Compassionate Communication & Leadership Training for Corporates & aspiring professionals. A Masterâ€™s in English from Banaras Hindu University & a Masterâ€™s in Yoga from Uttarakhand Open University.
Anindita has donned various hats in a career spanning two decades â€“ Management Professor, Author, Corporate Training Manager, Certified Trainer, Board Examiner, Voice Over artist and Educator. An IIM (Calcutta) life-alumnus, Anindita excels at Business Communication and Life Coaching. Certified in Teaching of English and as Indiaâ€™s first batch of Certified Virtual Teacher, her innovative teaching practices in Higher Education have earned her the epithet of the Best Teacher.
Anindita was adjudged the Best Participating Leader in the Gender Equality summit for Developing Women Leadership by United Nations Global Compact Network India in 2017. She is inclined towards the
emancipation of women and is a Trustee of Womenâ€™s Synergy, a non-profit Trust that works towards
empowering women to self-reliance. Strongly believing that the hand that rocks the cradle rules
the world, Anindita envisions a world where a woman has her rightful place in society & is not subjected to mindless objectification.
A doctoral student at Amity University, Noida, Aninditaâ€™s research interests include self-actualization, emotional intelligence, compassionate leadership and organizational communication.
An avid practitioner of yoga, pranayam and meditation, Anindita believes in living the holistic life.
Google Andy Paula to read her as an author.
Qualification: BSc Hons Chemistry, MSc Disaster Mitigation, Dip in Sales and MKTG, Training and Development from IATD Bangalore.
Professional Experience:Above three decades of formidable experience encompassing Marketing & Sales, Market Research, Corporate communication, Marketing Communications, liaising with Ministries, Relationship Building & Advertising, International Market building for Students Placement and Internship, Membership selling, Management Development Programs, and as a Motivational speaker. Focus: Corporate Communication,Customer relationship Management, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Liaising with Govt. bodies.
Six Sigma & Soft Skills Training Professional
She holds a graduate degree in Political Science, from the University of Delhi, along with a Lean Six Sigma Certification. She always aspired to enrich herself with behavioral study and analyze the root causes of errors and find out solution to the critical problems. She specializes in Training and Customer Service.
She was associated with the industryâ€™s best organizations like Barclays Shared Services, Intelenet and Vcustomer under the umbrella of BPS sector. It was during this phase, that she aimed to be a Trainer and thus, now is part of vocational training sector's best institute - ICA Eduskills Pvt. Ltd. Although an unfortunate accident, led her to be wheelchair bound since 2018, she still flew high and chased her dreams. Currently she is overseeing Pan India faculty development and Learning and Development needs of her team.
Debotriya Chowdhury is a communication designer and final year student at National Institute of Design. She is passionate about animation and motion design, on the pursuit to know more and more about the medium. She has won the Scholarship at NID for the year 2020-2021. Ms. Chowdhury has created the artwork for the music video MUKHOSH for Cassettes and Conversations, a music group based in Zurich.
Her proficiency lies in story and concept development, storyboarding, character design, sound design and 2D animation.
A bright, talented and ambitious mountaineer who possesses a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of mountaineering, trekking and imparting wilderness first aid and outdoor education. A quick learner who can quickly absorb new situations and can communicate clearly and effectively.
Amit did his Basic Mountaineering Course from Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering (A-Grade), Pahalgam, J & K, in the year 2015 and was given consolation prize, being one of the best 7 trainees amongst the group of over 80 trainees.
Amit did Advance Mountaineering Course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, which is one of the most prestigious Mountaineering Institute in Asia and World, with A-Grade.
Amit has scaled many peaks including DKD-2, Mount Yunam, Friendship Peak etc. and has experience of doing/traversing almost all treks, including some of the toughest and high altitude treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, most of them in alpine style.
Amit has done various Medical Responder/First Aid courses including Wilderness First Responder course from NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, USA) and Wilderness First Responder Course from Hanifl Centre, Mussourie.
Amit has vast experience in providing outdoor education and wilderness medicine/first aid education to various school and college students, and has conducted various outdoor camps, First Aid training camps, rock climbing camps, wilderness survival camps etc. in Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh.