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Ramgopal Vallath (India)

Ramgopal Vallath (India)

RamG Vallath is the founding editor of ‘I wonder’, a science magazine from Azim Premji University, targeted at middle school teachers. This enables RamG in pursuing his passion of enhancing the quality of science education. As the author of the humorous science fiction book, Oops the Mighty Gurgle, he frequently conducts science workshops in schools, helping students engage with STEM education in a humorous and most original way. 

RamG, completed his B Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication from IIT Madras and went on to complete his post-graduation in business management from XLRI, one of India’s top business schools.

RamG served as a COO with Airtel, India’s largest telecom service provider and also as director in HP and Dell. Subsequently, a crippling autoimmune disorder forced him to retire from active corporate life and he reinvented his life as an author and motivational speaker. Today his aim is to touch a million lives positively through his writings, talks and science workshops. He is also the co-founder of a technology start-up and has expertise in helping start-ups with fine tuning business ideas and converting them into strategy.

“I have always dreamt of humans leveraging science and technology to break the shackles imposed by the speed of light and spreading to every corner of the known universe. Colonising Mars is the first baby step towards it. It is my intense desire to see this happen in my lifetime and I hope Mars One achieves this goal. I would like to contribute by making space exploration a dream of the many children I am able to influence directly and indirectly” 

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