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Karuna Gopal

President Foundation for Futuristic Cities, Hyderabad, India

Ms. Karuna Gopal, is an Internationally acclaimed Thought Leader, Columnist, Keynote Speaker and Advisor on SMART CITIES. She is the Founder President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, a Think Tank that has influenced Urban Transformation in India for over a decade.

Ms Gopal contributed to the design of the 100 SMART CITIES MISSION of Government of India and has been an invited speaker at the launch of the mission. At the event, her innovation “CITIZENS for CITY – 2007” a disruptive tool to engage citizens in governance, has been showcased as a National Best Practice and her publication “SCULPT your CITY – 2009” has been reprinted distributed to all dignitaries at the launch of the Mission. It is a matter of pride that FFC’s central theme Co-Creation has found a prominent place in the Smart Cities Mission guidelines developed by the Union Urban Ministry.

Ms Gopal was a member of the Speaker delegation representing the Union Ministry of Urban Development at COP21-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), PARIS 2015.

In the past, she served as an Urban Expert for The World Bank, DFID (Department for International Development, UK), USAID (United States Agency for International Development), BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) & ADB (Asian Development Bank). She was one of the urban experts engaged by ADB to carry out a mid-course evaluation of the National Mission Program ‘SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN’

Ms Gopal has also in the past served on the Chief Minister's Advisory Council of Andhra Pradesh (erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh) and was instrumental in forging a Sister State Partnership between Washington State, and Andhra Pradesh and was later the City Representative, India for Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH, Illinois, USA)

In 2011, Ms Gopal was invited to participate in IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) a flagship program of US Government for Foreign Leaders. As a part of the program on Sustainability, Ms Gopal contributed to roundtables with key officials of US Federal Departments and leaders from Sweden, UK, Finland, China, Singapore etc...

Ms Gopal been Interviewed widely both by National and International Media like the ECONOMIST, National Geographic and WEF (World Economic Forum) etc. Her articles have been incorporated into Parliamentary Documentation of Lok Sabha for their policy relevance. She chairs and addresses conferences around the world and is a special invitee to meetings of FII (Foreign Institutional Investors) exploring investments into India.

She is also a sought after mentor for Tech fests, Business fests and Hackathons at institutes of higher learning like IITs and IIMs. She lectures senior IAS officers at India’s Premier Academy at (LBSNAA), Mussoorie on topics related to Smart Governance.

Ms Gopal regularly gets invited by Country Governments like Singapore, Philippines, Turkey, Israel, USA & UK to lend her expertise in Urban Transformation. Recently she was offered ‘Eminent Member’ position at RICS (Royal Society for Chartered Surveyors), UK.

Currently under the theme SURGE (Smart Urbanization Reinventing Growth with Equity), FFC generated a report on ‘Smart Cities and Inclusion’ and in partnership with the Union Ministry of Labour & Employment; FFC is carrying a pan –India Women & EMPLOYABILITY series to help shape transformative policies. Ms Gopal has launched the country’s first ever MASTER CLASS on Smart Cities in Partnership with GAIA Smart cities, REMA (Real Estate Management Institute) & BSE Institute (Bombay Stock Exchange)

Ms. Gopal has been inducted into BJP, (Bharatiya Janata Party) in 2014 and she hails from a family of freedom fighters and IAS officers.


Ms. Gopal lends her expertise as
• International Jury at GSMA GLOMO Awards for Smart Cities, 2017, BARCELONA, Spain
• International Jury, Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF), NEW YORK
• Jury at India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) Innovation Awards 2017 (PPP initiative of Ministry of Power, Govt of India)
• Jury, Business World SMART CITIES Awards 2016 , New Delhi
• Council Member of GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) New York, USA
• Mentor, Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (TEP) , Indian School of Business (ISB)
• Mentor Tech Fest, IIT Bombay
• Eminent Member (MRICS), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors London, UK

Innovations
Ms Gopal Introduced Innovations like SCULPT your CITY™, CORPORATES for CITIES™ and STOC™ – into the Indian Urban landscape.

Awards
• DEVI AWARD for ‘Dynamism & Innovation’ 2015 presented by The Sunday Standard, New Indian Express Group
• CHANAKYA AWARD for Visionary Leadership – Presented by PRCI
• MAHILA RATNA Award at Madras Music Academy, Chennai
• The Most Impactful SMART CITIES LEADER – World HRD Congress
• The most talented GREEN LEADER AWARD for demonstrating exemplary leadership in Sustainability for Social Change
• Honored for Eminent Leadership & Achievements (by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Union Minister), Union Ministry of Labour & Employment, 2015
• WOMAN INNOVATOR AWARD
• Woman Leader Felicitation at TANA (May ,2013) ATA, NATA (May , 2012) at Dallas, Atlanta and Houston
• INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (IVLP) Flagship program for foreign leaders Government of USA, 2011
• Adjudged top 5 Woman Leaders of India - LEAD INDIA Campaign of Times of India 2007
• Rotary GSE Scholar to USA, 1991

International Conferences - Chair / Keynote Speaker: • Key Speaker, World Built Environment Forum, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) April 2018, London, UK
• Keynote Speaker, World GIS Day 2017, Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Nov 2017, TURKEY
• Key Speaker, UAE-INDIA Economic Forum, UAE Ministry of Economy, Nov 2017, DUBAI
• Speaker, 5th International Istanbul Smart Grids & Cities Congress and Fair (ICSG) Istanbul, organised by 4 ministries of Turkey - Ministry of Environment &  Urbanization, Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs &   Communication, April 2017, TURKEY
• Speaker, The EU-India Platform (EqUIP) Showcasing Event in association with The Economic and Social Research Council, UK, 24th April 2017,    BELGIUM
• Key Speaker & Guest of Honor WORLD BUSINESS Conclave, Dec 2016, HONG KONG
• Keynote Address, International Green Building Conference (IGBC), September 2016, SINGAPORE
• Distinguished Speaker/ Session Chair Global Summit on ‘Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities', July 2016, London United Kingdom
• Plenary Keynote Speaker 'Cities in a Digital World' Co-located Conference of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), in partnership with WORLD   CITIES SUMMIT, SINGAPORE, July 2016
• Plenary Speaker, NXCities : Clark Green City, March 2016, Manila, PHILIPPINES
• Key Speaker, Smart Cities Innovation, June 2016, Austin, Texas, USA
• Speaker on Smart Cities at COP 21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), December 2015, PARIS
• Speaker, 2nd Smart Cities Asia 2016, October 2016, MALAYSIA
• Investor Roundtables with Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) from North America, Europe and Asia (representing over $7 Trillion in Assets Under   Management), by Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) July 2015, USA & TOKYO
• Keynote Address, BERG Awards, July 2015, SINGAPORE
• Forum, Smart City ‘Build our Metropolis in an Urbanized World’, Smart City of Bordeaux Métropole, (Virtual Presence), April 2015, Paris, FRANCE
• VIP Speaker, Creating Future Cities, CEO & Business Leaders Summit, Sydney, November 2014, AUSTRALIA
• The International Forum of Human Smart City, Paris in partnership with French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy, Academy of   Technology and UN HABITAT, (Virtual Presence), June 2014, Paris, FRANCE
• Global India Business Meeting & Liverpool International Festival of Business, June 2014, UK
• "Festival Science Frontières - 24 Hours on Earth" actors of innovation around the world, November 2013, Paris, FRANCE
• "Mega Trends in Urbanization" TANA Convention, May 2013, Dallas, USA
• "Sustainable Urbanization in India" for Executive MBAs at Pontificia Universidad Católica de, November 2012, Chile, SOUTH AMERICA
• "Urbanization and Business Opportunities in India" NATA Conference, July 2012, Texas, USA
• Opportunities in Urban Infrastructure" at ATA Convention, June 2012, Atlanta, USA
• Women Leaders Conference, May 2012, Dallas, USA
• Affordable Housing Conference, February 2012, SINGAPORE
• Round Table discussions with Federal Departments at Washington DC & City Governments Corporate entities of Seattle, San Fransisco, New Orleans &   Milwaukee, February 2012, USA
• "Mega Cities - Can we live in them? – Can we improve them?" Forum for Women, January 2011, Paris, FRANCE
• Urbanization in India, MICROSOFT Corporation, May 2010, Seattle, USA
• World Conference on Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age, February 2010, CTBUH, Illinois, USA • Water Sector Reforms, National Water   Supply & Drainage Board, (NWSDB), September 2006, SRILANKA
• India as a democracy and Indian Constitution – Rotary Club of Kansas, 1991, USA

India Conferences - Chair / Keynote Speaker: • Session Chair, CLOUDCON, October 2017 Bangalore
• Keynote Speaker, Standards Make Cities Smarter - Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Union Ministry of Consumer Affaris, October 2017, Chennai
• Keynote Speaker, Smart Cities - Business Opportunities for Startups, September 2017, Mumbai
• Speaker, ‘The AIR Summit - A World of Artificial Intelligence, IoT & Robotics’, October 2017 Hyderabad
• Key Speaker, CII 7th Industrial Innovation Summit 2017, October 2017, New Delhi
• Speaker, CII Round Table on Smart Urban Mobility, October 2017, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, India Mobile Congress, September 2017 Delhi
• Keynote Speaker the Big Five Construct India Conference, September 2017 Mumbai
• Keynote Speaker IoT Conference Expo, September 2017 Hyderabad
• Speaker, UEM 2017 (Urban Environmental Management), CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), August 2017, Hyderabad
• Session Chair and Chief Host “Transforming India” Roundtable, August, 2017, Hyderabad
• Speaker, 'Emerging Worlds Conference' by ISME & Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), June 2017 Mumbai
• Session Chair “Women & Employability” Roundtable hosted by Ministry of Labour and Employment, March 2017, Hyderabad
• Session Chair / Expert Jury Member India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) Innovation Awards 2017, New Delhi
• Keynote Speaker, Business Conclave 2017, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Feb 2017, New Delhi
• Key Speaker GEOSPATIAL WORLD FORUM, Jan 2017, Hyderabad
• Keynote Speaker "India Onward – Scaling Digital India" at IBM flagship event Dec 2016, New Delhi
• Keynote Speaker PMI India National Conference, Nov 2016, Mumbai
• Plenary Speaker, INDIA-UK TECH Summit, Nov 2016, New Delhi
• Key Speaker and Expert Jury Member, BW Smart Cities Conclave & Awards, Dec 2016, New Delhi
• Speaker, 3rd BRICS Urbanization Forum: Pre-Summit event of 8th BRICS Summit, Sept 2016, Vizag
• Keynote Speaker, 8th Project Management National Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI), Nov 2016, Mumbai
• Chief Guest & Session Chair, INFOCOMM Forum, INFOCOMM International, Sept 2016, Mumbai
• CXO Round Table Series on Project Management: Indispensable for Vision India, Project Management Institute (PMI) in association with The Economic   Times, Sept 2016, New Delhi.
• Key Speaker, Data Driven World, The Economic Times, Sept 2016, Hyderabad.
• Chair, Global Nagpur Summit, Nov 2016
• Keynote Address, Sustainable Smart Cities India conference, Sept 2016, Bangalore
• Speaker, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) National Conclave 2016, Hyderabad
• Keynote Address, “ICT solutions for Digital and Smart Telangana” Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and INFOCOMM   International, 2016, Hyderabad
• Keynote Speaker, Smart Living series Forum, 2016, Hyderabad
• Special Address along with Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI AAYOG, “Smart Next” ERICSSON (India), 2016, New Delhi.
• Speaker, South Asian Cities Summit, 2016, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, Smart Cities & Connectivity Conclave & Expo 2016, Mumbai
• Session Chair, Smart Grids as anchor Infrastructure - India Smart Grid Forum, 2016, New Delhi
• Keynote Speaker, TIE, 2016, New Delhi
• Keynote Speaker, “ICT opportunities in India’s Smart City Program” INFOCOMM Forum, Hyderabad
• Speaker, AAKAAR – 2016, IIT Bombay
• Plenary Speaker, 100 Smart Cities Mission, Launch by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India with over 2500 Dignitaries, Ambassadors, High Commissioners &   leaders from 25 Countries, 2015, VigyanBhawan, New Delhi
• Round Table on Smart Cities for India, Ministry of Urban Development, Vigyan Bhawan, 2015, New Delhi
• “Urban Governance and Swachh Bharath”, Seminar with Government officials, Ministry of Urban Development, 2015, Mumbai
• Distinguished Speaker at School of International Futures (SOIF), UK – Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) Retreat,   Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, October 2016, Pune
• “Urban Governance and Swachh Bharath”, Seminar with Government officials, Ministry of Urban Development, 2015, Kolkata
• Speaker, Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Urban Development - Regional Workshop with 9 States, 40 Cities Mayors, Principal Secretaries, 2015
• Keynote Address, FUJITSU World Tour, 2015, Mumbai
• Roundtable on Smart Cities & Urbanization, World Economic Forum, 2015, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, “India Smart Cities Vision”, World CSR Congress, 2015, New Delhi
• Speaker, HITACHI Social Innovation Forum, NDTV, 2015, New Delhi
• Chair, Roundtable on Smart Cities and Sustainability with Mayor James Brainard, City of Carmel, Indiana State (USA), 2015, Hyderabad
• Chair , Global Nagpur Summit, 2015, Nagpur
• Speaker, INK Conference, 2015, Mumbai
• Inaugural Address, Sustainable Smart Cities - India, 2015, Bangalore
• Speaker, India Gadget Expo – Smart Cities - Is India Ready?, 2015, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, Vision for a Smart Hyderabad, Roundtable, 2015, Hyderabad
• Speaker, Great Conversations, British Deputy High Commission, 2015, Bhubaneswar
• Keynote Address, Roundtables series on Smart Cities & Inclusion, 2015, Vijayawada
• Keynote Address, 'Data center Dynamics Converged Conference & Expo', 2015, Bangalore
• Keynote Address, Roundtables series on Smart Cities & Inclusion, 2015, Hyderabad
• Plenary Speaker, Roundtable on Smart Cities, Amsterdam Mission, headed by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Mr. Eberhard van der Laan, 2015, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, Smart Cities - India Scenario - Macro Economic Trends, Policy and Regulatory Environment' - India Tech Triple Expo, 2015, Mumbai
• Chair, Urbana World Smart Cities Leadership Conclave, 2015, Hyderabad
• Smart Cities Conference, Business World, 2015, New Delhi
• Roundtable on Smart Cities Index, Indian School of Business (ISB), 2015, Mohali Campus, Punjab
• Speaker, NASSCOM India Leadership Forum, 2015, Mumbai
• Keynote Address, EDELWEISS India Conference, 2015, Mumbai
• Plenary Speaker, The XI Metropolis World Congress, 2014, Hyderabad
• Speaker, National Geographic, Roundtable on “Global Big Energy Challenge”, 2014, New Delhi
• Speaker, ‘CONNECT 14’, Great Britain India Business Convention, 2014, New Delhi
• Speaker, India – USA Technology Summit, Linking Earth Sciences to Smarter Cities, 2014, New Delhi
• Speaker, ISB Leadership Summit – India’s 100 Smart Cities Agenda, 2014, Hyderabad
• Inaugural Address, Smart Cities in India - Key Trends and Outlook, India Infrastructure, 2014, New Delhi
• Chair, “What is SMART CITY? Is India ready?” Smart Cities Summit, 2014, Mumbai
• Address along with Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Senior BJP Leader & Harvard Professor on "Planned Urbanization & Economic Development in India", 2014,   Hyderabad
• G D Birla Memorial Lecture, BITS Pilani, 2014, Rajasthan
• Pioneers Unplugged, ISB, 2014, Hyderabad
• Women & Safety organized by ITsAP, INFOSYS Campus, 2014, Hyderabad
• BIGDATA and Smart Cities, IIT Kharagpur, 2014
• "Shaping India's Smart Cities" - Phase IV training for senior IAS officers at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA, India's Apex   Training Institution for the Senior Civil Service), 2013, Mussoorie
• Cloud & Big Data Strategies for Cities – CII CLOUD Summit 2013, New Delhi
• "Healthy Cities – Oxymoron?" John F Welch Technology Centre, 2013, Bangalore
• Voice of BIGDATA launch, 2013, Hyderabad
• IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Region 10 Congress on Leadership & Innovation, 2013, Bangalore
• CEO Round Table on Diversity at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIM-A), 2013, Gujarat
• "Future of Cities" Track with Amithabh Kant, CEO & MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), MohitGujral, VC & MD, DLF at India Design 2013   Symposium, New Delhi
• Address along with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India on "Transforming India's Social Fabric", 2013, Hyderabad
• Speaker, UK - India Roundtable (based on India's 12th Five Year Plan) on BIG DATA & E-Infrastructure, 2013, New Delhi
• Speaker, UK - India Roundtable on Sustainable Cities, 2013, New Delhi
• Plenary Speaker with Sir David King, Scientific Advisor to UK Govt –"Renewable Energy and Sustainability", 2013, Hyderabad
• Keynote at a Leadership Program "Women in Technology", National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM), 2012, Hyderabad
• Keynote Address "BIG DATA impact on Government", MICROSOFT, India, 2012, Hyderabad
• Round Table with Mayor of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Intelligent Communities Forum (New York), Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Canada   Technology Triangle, 2012, New Delhi
• Building Smart & Sustainable Cities in the National Capital Region (NCR), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) Annual session, 2011, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, 4th Infrastructure Today International Conference, 2011, New Delhi
• Tall Buildings India Conference, 2011, Mumbai
• Building Livable Cities, 2010, New Delhi
• Sustainable Cities Conference, RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), 2010, New Delhi
• National Conference on Investment Opportunity in Power & Infrastructure Sector, 2010, New Delhi
• Green Building Congress (Asia's largest event), IGBC Indian Green Building Council, 2010, New Delhi
• National Travel and Hospitality Entrepreneurship Summit, TiE, Ministry of Tourism, 2010, New Delhi
• All India Mayors Meet, HICC, 2010 , Hyderabad
• The Truth about Indian Cities, TEDxHitec City, ISB, 2010, Hyderabad
• Leadership & Governance for Members of Legislature (MLAs), Centre for Good Governance, Andhra Pradesh, 2009, Hyderabad
• Track Chair, "TAKING INDIA FORWARD", TIE – ISB Connect, 2009, New Delhi
• Keynote Address, "Building Futuristic Cities – Role of Women "ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), 2009
• "Urbanization in India - The Changing Equation" ISB Leadership Summit, 2008, Hyderabad
• Speaker, Making City Development Strategies work, WBI, Govt of Japan, GOI, 2006, New Delhi
• National Conclave on "WATER & CITIES", World Bank, USAID, 2006, New Delhi
• Conference on Urban Infrastructure, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), 2005, Hyderabad
• Visioning at Delhi Jal Board (DJB), 2005, World Bank
• Leadership & Governance programs at World Bank Institute (WBI), ASCI, 2003-2006, Hyderabad
• Realizing the City Vision - Leadership of Bangalore City Corporation, Bangalore, 2003, Bangalore
• "Hyderabad Ahead" Visioning Exercise for Hyderabad City anchored by ASCI, World Bank, Cities Alliance, 2003, Hyderabad
• E-Governance Implementation – Municipal Commissioners of Indian Cities, ASCI, 2002, Hyderabad

International Articles/Interviews • Smart City Projects in India: Issues and Challenges, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Page 5, New York, March, 2017
• Renewable Energy at the Core of India’s Smart City Push, Channel News Asia, Paris,December,2015
• Energy, Environment, Climate Change & Urbanisation Newsletter India by European Union External Action Service (EES) September-October 2016
• La Tribune : Manifeste pour des villes vivantes et sans voiture, France, September 2016
• EL PAIS : Nuestras Ciudades Habitables y Libres de Coches, Spain, September 2016
• Smart Cities, Build Your Future City: Europa; Smart Cities Strategy - Universitat DE Barcelona (UNIBA), April 2016
• Italian Climate Network: India, 100 Smart Cities per mitigare il cambiamento climatic, Italy December 2015
• La Tribune : Les acteurs mondiaux de la ville se réunissent à Bordeaux, France, April 2015
• Eco-Business: The Smart Way to Sustainable Cities, Singapore, September 2016
• Eco-Business : Unlocking India's Potential through Smart Cities, SINGAPORE August, 2016
• La Tribune : Smart City Bordeaux : le programme du 3 avril, France, March 2015
• La Tribune : Le numérique au service du citoyen, ou l'utilité des technologies, France, April 2015
• A Global Woman, SC – Actual Smart City, Barcelona April 2015
• Boot Strapping India’s Smart Growth, FuturArc of BCI Asia, September 2014 (widely read in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore,   Thailand, Vietnam and beyond.)
• Smart Growth – An Economic Imperative for India, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Singapore Charter, August, 2014
• The Future of Urban Development & Services, Urban Development Roundtable, World Economic Forum, July 2014
• Interview with Karuna Gopal, Smart City: a Better World – SC Actual Smart City Magazine, Barcelona - October, 2013 (widely read in 92 countries)
• Ecotourism in India, FuturArc, Magazine of BCI Asia, October, 2012 (widely read in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand,   Vietnam and beyond.)
• Sustainable Cities for India – Can the goal be achieved, FuturArc, Magazine of BCI Asia, September, 2011 (widely read in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia,   Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and beyond.)
• Interviews in News Papers USA – South West Daily Times, The TELEGRAM, Guymon Daily Herald – 1991

India Interviews/ Articles • CNBC Interview – Progress of Smart Cities Mission, June 2017
• Women in Informal Sector to be covered under PF, ESIC soon - The Hindu, March, 2017
• Actionable advice for better employability of women - Express News Service, March, 2017
• Celebrating the Best at BW Smart Cities Conclave and Awards 2016, Business World, January, 2017
• Business World Presents Smart Cities Conclave and Awards - Business World, December 2016
• Cover Story ‘Vision India: Setting Sights on Growth’, Manage India, Project Management Institute November 2016,
• British Solutions for India's Smart Cities, IBTimes India, New Delhi, November 2016
• Futuristic Cities Founder Karuna Gopal on the Role of Data and Technology in Smart Cities - ET CIO (an initiative of the Economic Times), October, 2016
• Project Management an imperative for India's Growth Story, The Economic Times, September, 2016
• India’s Biggest Bottleneck is its Bureaucracy – The Hindu, September, 2016
• Karuna Gopal's Keynote Address at RICS conference Singapore, The Hans India, July, 2016
• Symposium on Dr. DAISAKU IKEDA’s 2016 Peace Proposal, Bharat Soka Gakkai, Hyderabad,July 2016
• Universal Respect Key to World Peace, Harmony, Times of India, July 2016
• Amaravati in for a 3D Experience, The Hindu, April, 2016
• Hack the Plan, not the Trees – Times of India – April 2016
• Amaravati can be developed as world class smart city, The Hans India, April, 2016
• Women Employees – A Necessity – Experts - The Hindu, March, 2016
• 20 Shortlisted SMART CITIES of India - Opportunities & Challenges, NDTV Prime, February, 2016
• NDA Crowd Sourcing – Data / Democracy at work, Business Standard, February, 2016
• HITACHI SMART Innovations Panel, NDTV Prime, February, 2016
• Funding Test – 1st list of Smart Cities likely Today, Business Standard, January, 2016
• Upscaling City Life, Governance Now, December, 2015
• Clean City is the Top Priority, Clean India Journal, December 2015
• COP21-UNFCCC, Channel News Asia, Paris December 2015
• Climate Change – Indian Initiatives Effective, The New Indian Express, December 2015
• AMRUT funding for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governments, The Hindu, December 2015
• India’s Green Weapons to cut Emissions, The Times of India, December 2015
• Centre Targets 1 Lakh Mega Watt Sola power, Hans India, December 2015
• GNS 2015 begins with unprecedented high powered foreign presence deliberating on the cause of Nagpur Smart City - Nagpur Today, November, 2015
• Adequate Technology use – enough to build smart city, The New Indian Express, November 2015
• CNBC Interview - Hyderabad a Smart Economic Stable City, November 2015
• Clean City contest to Boost Swachh Bharat Mission, Business standard, November, 2015
• Economic Vitality is the key to a smart city, The Hindu – Business Line, November 2015
• Hyderabad can be Smart city, The Hindu, November 2015
• Hyderabad opting out of smart city race, New Indian Express, November 2015
• France to give 2 Billon Euros for Smart Cities, Business Standard, November, 2015
• Government’s Smart Cities Initiative needs Smart Implementation, Financial Express, September, 2015
• Smart Cities & Technology NDTV Gadget Guru Awards September 2015
• Karuna Gopal – An Internationally Acclaimed Thought Leader and a Philanthropist
• (Biographical Note of the Luminary in an Area of Information Systems) by Global Journal of Enterprise Information System, Vol 7, Issue 3, July-September   2015, Bangalore
• Venkaiah Naidu – Addresses Smart City Programme in Hyderabad, The Times of India, September, 2015
• UK keen on participation in capital construction, Deccan Chronicle, August 2015.
• UK envices interest in capital construction, The Hindu, August 2015.
• Technology should resonate to the local needs, Economic Times, August 2015.
• Smart city should be citizen friendly, The Hindu, August 2015.
• Panel Thrashes way ahead for Smart city, The Times of India, August 2015
• Smart Hyderabad should be a better place to live in – Says Intellengentia, Express News Service, August 2015
• City should be slum free to be a smart city, Metro India, August 2015
• Child Labour bill will be cleared in Next Parliament Session – Minister, The Hindu – Business Line, August 2015
• HYSEA organizes the first and biggest ever HACKER SUMMIT in Hyderabad, Hysea, July 2015
• He is my Mother, The New Indian Express, May, 2015
• 20 Smart Cities to Watch Out for in 2015: A Common Floor Report, May, 2015
• Innovating to Procure for Smart Cities (Invited Column), Business World, Smart Cities, May 2015
• Building a Smart Capital, The Times of India, April, 2015
• Getting smart is easy, try retrofitting, Magicbricks.com, April, 2015
• Now, a Competition to Choose 100 Smart Cities, Business Standard, March, 2015
• Business world Joins India's Vision of Smart Cities, Business World, March 2015
• Only 20 smart cities likely to be chosen this year, Business World, March 2015
• Is India Ready for ‘Smart Cities’? The Pioneer, March 2015
• Getting Hold of Smart Cities, Business Today, February, 2015
• Citizens, Not Technology make a smart city, New Indian Express, February, 2015
• Karuna Gopal wins global recognition as sustainability leader, The Green India Post, February, 2015
• Smart Nagpur Vision of Gadkari – Hovercrafts, water buses transporting people through Nag Nadi, Nagpur Today, December, 2014
• Life to Get smarter, The Asian Age, December, 2014
• Big Energy Question: Clearing the Air? Challenges and Opportunities in India, National Geographic Society, December, 2014
• Two States – Smart Vizag in the making, Times of India, November, 2014
• Digital Cities of Tomorrow, Urban update, November, 2014
• ET Cases (Economic Times) - Developing Smart Cities, September 2014
• Smart Growth – Interim Budget, Times of India, July 2014
• Stars Walk the Ramp for Education Cause, Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, July, 2014
• Patriotic Tweeples, Interactive Session with Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Senior BJP Leader & Harvard Professor, The New Indian Express, July 2014
• Building a Smart Capital, Times of India, June 2014
• Smart India will be ushered in sooner than we believe is possible, Construction Opportunities, May 2014
• Vision for Better India: Strategic Advises for BJP Vision Document, Hans India, May 2014
• Smart Cities Round Table, Construction World Magazine, April 2014
• L& T metro rail coffee table book unveiled, April, 2014
• Assertiveness is the first shield of protection, The New Indian Express, March 2014
• Cast your vote wisely for your Empowerment, The New Indian Express, March 2014
• Roundtable on Smart Cities, Construction World, February, 2014
• 2014 - Great Expectations, Construction Opportunities, February, 2014
• Splinter Benefits, Construction World, September, 2013
• Big Data & Crime Analytics: Facial Signature makes its Entry, The Hindu, August 2013
• Big Data & Crime Analytics: Economic Times, August 2013
• Hive off for Higher Gains, The Times of India, June, 2013
• Cover Story on Smart City – Construction World Property Today Magazine, May 2013
• Budget and You- The Hindu Business Line, March 2013
• Simply Hyderabad: City Zen – India Today, March 2013
• Is Flying Blind an Option? Times of India, January 2013
• A Mighty Heart, Channel 6, May 2012
• Divas of Deccan: An Ode to Women of Hyderabad, Oxford Book Store, March 2012
• Hyderabad’s Future: The way forward, The Times of India, December 2011
• I love to infuse New Age Thin king into Policy, Construction World, November, 2011
• Right on T Track, The Times of India, November 2011
• Building World Class Cities, Horizons, June / July, 2011
• Challenging Assumptions, Business Line, May 2011
• If Hyderabad could come up trumps, Why not Gurgaon, The Times of India, March 2011
• Power and Purpose, Interview with Karuna Gopal, You & I, December, 2010
• Planning for a City’s Growth, The Hindu, February, 2010
• India’s Vertical Quest, The Financial Express, January, 2010
• Mumbai not a planned city, The Hindu, January, 2010
• Can Hyderabad be made Livable, Times of India, November 2009
• Nothing is Impossible, The Hindu, November, 2009
• Inclusive Cities & Special Children, The Hindu, 2008 (Incorporated into Parliamentary Documentation of LokSabha)
• Lead India: 8 cities, 24 leaders, 1 shared dream, Times of India, October, 2007
• Partnerships for School Transformation, Times of India, October 2007
• Making a Pitch for Brand Hyderabad, The Times of India, October 2007
• Green Concerns: Signature Campaign, The New Indian Express, September 2007
• City State, The Week, May 2007
• Versatility is the Key for Penetrating Different Markets and Doing Business in a Multicultural Environment, The Week, March 2007
• Mere Pipedreams or Andhra’s Foundation for Leak Proofing?, Economic Times, April 2006
• South Sea Pearl: Hyderabad is Most Happening City in India, Economic Times, March 2006
• Global City, The Times of India, September, 2006
• She Has Got It Going On, Times of India, 2005
• Global City: Towards A World Class City - A Clarion Call, Times of India, September 2005
• Sharing Sage advice, Deccan Herald, 2003
• India is a country to watch out for and to rely on, Times of India, 2003
• Branding Cities: Citizens as Brand Architects - India My Dream launched by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, June 2003
• Woman on Top, Times of India, 2000

 
 
 
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