Nilay Kulkarni

The Teenage Prodigy


A self-taught programmer, Nilay Kulkarni, started developing software at the age of 14. He is the co-founder and chief technical officer of Ashioto Analytics, a real-time crowd flow analysis platform.

Ashioto was implemented successfully at the Nashik 'Kumbh Mela' 2015 where it counted 0.5 million people in 18 hours and helped prevent stampedes by giving the authorities access to real-time flow-rate data.

His invention has helped the 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela have zero stampedes & casualties.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

At a very young age, he received a Silver Medal at Homi Bhabha Young Scientist Exam.

Nilay has made it to the list of ’25 under 25′ by Campus Diaries (powered by TATA GenX Nano) in 2016. He is also the ’25 Under 25′ Awardee issued by The Internet Society in 2011.

Why Nilay Kulkarni ?

Nilay’s talks brought a new perspective about self-learning. His talk will inspire anyone interested in self-learning to push even harder and also those familiar with the traditional way of being taught will find his talks to be a gateway into this new way of learning.

He talks about not only how to handle failure, but also on how to handle success. He emphasises on the importance of loving the process more than the outcome.

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