Ashok G.V., is a Partner with Factum Law, Bengaluru, India. As an attorney, he specialises in Commercial disputes representing clients from aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, remote sensing and technology industries in Intellectual Property, Taxation and Company disputes among others. Ashok advises space technology companies on remote sensing regulations, in addition to rendering his expertise for contract management, structuring investment transactions, asset management and enforcement and risk management. In addition to being an invited speaker at several domestic and international conferences on space law, he has also authored several papers and articles on the subject of regulating commercial space activities, responsible use of space and legal issues in space sustainability.
M.Sc. Prachi Chandravadan Kawade is working as Research Analyst in Space with Frost & Sullivan, where she is actively involved in tracking the current state of space markets and takes up the responsibility to support the consulting projects for leading space industry stakeholders. She has done her Master's in Space Studies (MSS17) from International Space University (ISU). She has worked on research projects with Space Ventures Investors Ltd and Physical Research Laboratory. She is interested in small satellite market and dedicated launch vehicle markets; IoT from Space and Space-based resources (lunar resources & asteroid mining).
Shankar Krishnamurthy is a Mechanical Engineer in the beginning who did DME in 1979 and AMIE in the mid-80s and worked in industries/factories and in industrial marketing (machine tool and metrology and testing equipment used in defense research, space, and aeronautical research, etc) for almost two decades. Then he did his MBA (with specialization in Marketing) and became a Senior Management person in companies. He also did Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt level) and software courses too.. Later he became a lawyer by doing LLB and MBL ( Master of Business Law in the prestigious National Law School of India where he got the highest GPA ). He worked as a consultant in safety, business process excellence, Lean six Sigma areas and became a legal expert in Intellectual Property Rights law and many other laws. He is an advisor /expert into any future project planning and as a policy and guidelines expert and strategic documents designer. He also worked as a trainer to National Productivity Council for several central govt departments and public sectors and also a trainer to IAS and IPS officers in many areas.