Vinay Thakur

Mr. Vinay Thakur is presently working as Director (Projects), National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY). Shri Thakur has more than 20 years of experience in implementing IT and e-Governance Projects. Shri Thakur has done Bachelor of Engineering

Mahesh Kulkarni

Mr. Mahesh Kulkarni is Associate Director at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and heads GIST RESEARCH LABS:the language technology group. After doing his Masters degree in Science (M.Sc) -Special Electronics he has worked in both Public and Private sectors. He

Jeff Beatty

Jeff Beatty is the Head of Localization at Mozilla, the makers of the popular open source web browser, Firefox. He holds an MS in multilingual computing and localization from the University of Limerick. Jeff has also been featured as a localization expert

Italo Vignoli

Italo Vignoli is a director at Open Source Initiative, a founding member of The Document Foundation and Associazione LibreItalia, and the Chairman Emeritus of the latter. He handles LibreOffice marketing, PR and media relations, coordinates the certification program, and is a spokesman

Rajesh Ranjan

Rajesh possess more than 10+ years of experience in working with the FOSS community of localization and four years experience of journalism. He is the founder of award winning FUEL Project and he has been managing the global community project on standard


Ravikant is a bilingual historian, writer, and translator. He read, researched, and taught modern Indian and world history in various colleges of Delhi University before joining the Centre’s Sarai programme at its inception in 2000. At Sarai Ravikant coordinated projects on language,


Karunakar is an active member in Indic FOSS activities. As project coordinator of the Indian Linux Project (http //, he drove Indian language enablement of FOSS software and making a fully Indian language enable Linux distribution for languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati,

Deepak Choubey

Deepak Choubey, Senior News Editor, NDTV, India. In the career of 15+ year of Journalism, 9+ years in NDTV. Before joining in NDTV, worked with Aajtak, IBN7, DD News and Sahara. Good experience of News Bulletins, Talk Shows, Special Shows, and Documentaries

Chandrakant Dhutadmal

Chandrakant Dhutadmal is currently working as Senior Technical officer, in C-DAC, Pune. He has interest in Software localization, Quality Engineering, Technical Evangelism and Project Management. He is an active member of FOSS projects like “Mozilla Firefox”, “Libre Office” and “FUEL” projects. He

Ryan Northey

Ryan is lead developer for Translate House. He holds a degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and has worked with Free and Open Source Software for the last 2 decades, primarily in the community and startup sectors. At