Yatin is currently a design researcher at Human Factors International where he organizes and conducts research studies throughout India for education and mobile segments; analyzes market entry strategies; and develops personalized, self-sustaining online communication portals to be deployed at other HFI locations in India and the United States. Concurrently, he co-founded the Pankhudi Foundation, which aims to benefit underprivileged children. There, he built the chapter from four to 40 volunteers and established partnerships with organizations such as Children Lovecastle Trust, iVolunteer, doSomething, Siemens, Yahoo, and IBM. He also started doSomething in Bangalore, India, which is a social innovation organization founded to nurture social enterprises and to help people convert their ideas into reality. He has received awards for his work, including the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Award and NASSCOM IT Innovation Award for the Gesture Keyboard Project. Yatin received his B.A. in information and communication technology from the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. He has also attended business proposals and NGO management seminars at iVolunteer in Bangalore.

Host Organization: Ashoka Youth Venture