MEET THE TEAM
The inspiration for Brighter Minds came from the need to leave the world a better place for the next generation. Our passion for this cause has led us to explore the area of Neuroplasticity and discover the unlimited potential of the brain. Combining these learnings with the spiritual values of Love, Joy and Positivity, our aim is to make the world a Brighter place, one kid at a time.
The core team comes from diverse backgrounds of technology, public health, neurosciences, child health and development, research, finance, marketing, media and communications, etc.
NAGARAJA N S
CEO & Director
NSN has been in IT industry from last 20+ years. He is interested in software architecture, product design, cognitive development, meditation and science of brain in general. He likes to learn and explore new ideas. Within Brighter Minds, he is leading the product design and research through harnessing latest advances in health, neurosciences and technology.
Srinivas, with his expertise in technology solutioning and software architecture has over 20 years experience in the IT field. His express interest in Business analysis has stemmed from solving anything from crosswords to algorithms.
RAVINDRA KINI B
CFO & Director
Kini, in his professional career spanning over 27 years, has handled various finance positions in companies ranging from Agro, Manufacturing, Telecom, BFSI and Software. Kini has always been keen on helping organizations leverage IT to enhance productivity and provide accurate reporting.
DR KRISHNAMURTHY J
Adviser – Research and Programs
Dr Krishnamurthy is a community health specialist, active in the public health and development space for over 15 years. His program and research interests revolve around quality of care, quality of life and wellbeing within the context of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), early childhood development (ECD), Non communicable diseases (NCD) and Nutrition. He works as Senior Technical Adviser at Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, holds adjunct faculty positions with University of Manitoba and St Johns Research Institute, Bangalore. He completed MD in Community Medicine from Bangalore, received training in research methods at W.H.O, Geneva and also holds a post-doctoral research fellowship from Canada.
DR MEGHNA MANOCHA
Adviser – Child Health and Development
Dr Meghna is a paediatrician, currently working as a consultant in a private hospital setting in Bangalore. She holds a MD degree in paediatrics from the American board of paediatrics. After completing her postgraduate training in USA, she moved back to India and has been practicing paediatrics in Bangalore since 2007. She is highly interested in exploring the relevance of advances in brain neuroplasticity on child development and parenting and is a strong advocate of science and art of parenting for a wholesome child development.
DR YATIN KHER
Adviser – Neurosciences and Neural Health
Dr Yatin Kher works as a neurosurgeon in Jabalpur, India. He completed his MBBS and Masters in General Surgery (M.S) in Mumbai, Mch-Neurosurgery in Goa. His fellowship and primary focus has been on neuro-endoscopic surgeries where he has a no of publications to his credit. He is a young budding and enthusiastic surgeon, takes a lot of interest in harnessing latest advances in neurosciences and neural health for improved health and wellbeing of his clients.
DR PRAVEEN PANKAJAKSHAN
Adviser – Research and Data sciences
Dr. Praveen Pankajakshan is currently working as the Principal Data Science Manager at a private organization in Hyderabad. He has worked as a scientific researcher for more than 17 years. His main research interests are in using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for different applications such as Electrical Machinery, Power Systems, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Energy Industry and recently in Agriculture. He has been exploring the use of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) for quantifying impact of cognitive training and meditation. He received his B.S. Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2002, his M.S. Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from INRIA, France in 2009. He has to his credit several peer reviewed published articles in International Conferences and Journals, and many patents. He is a senior member of the IEEE.