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Ms. Karuna Gopal

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President

Local Address: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Foundation for Futuristic Cities
 
Background

Employment History

  • Promoter , Chief Executive Officer
    Confluence Consulting
  • Founder President
    Confluence Consulting

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Confluence Consulting

Education

  • PG Diploma , Systems Management
  • Degree Elementaire , French
63 Total References
Web References
TEDxHitechCity | Beyond Boundaries
tedxhitechcity.com, 31 May 2010 [cached]
Speakers| | Prof. D Balasubramanian | Nadendla Manohar | Nagesh Kukunoor | Dr. Neeraj Raj | Sachin Ralhan | Karuna Gopal | Syed Maqbool Ahmed | Kanthi Kannan | Vasudeva Varma | Sharat Chandra | Raj Shekher | Ananda Shankar Jayant | Smitha Madhav | Iqbal Patni | Mujeeb | Jyotirmaya Sharma | Kannan Ramasubramanian | Deepak Menon
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Karuna Gopal - The truth about Indian Cities
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Karuna Gopal Karuna Gopal is the President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities - an urban advisory services organization whose mission is to make Indian Cities Economically Vibrant, Equitable and Responsive. She contributed to the City Development & Renewal Strategies of five JNNURM Mission cities in India. She worked on city reform projects of DFID (UK), USAID and the World Bank. Based on the theme "Globalizing Indian Cities" she developed knowledge products & policy guidance documents to accelerate Urban Transformation. Believing that instruments aimed at cosmetic changes rarely rectify the systemic problems of Indian Cities and questioning the very paradigm on which they rely on.
Karuna Gopal
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Karuna Gopal Karuna Gopal is the President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities - an urban advisory services organization whose mission is to make Indian Cities Economically Vibrant, Equitable and Responsive. She contributed to the City Development & Renewal Strategies of five JNNURM Mission cities in India. She worked on city reform projects of DFID (UK), USAID and the World Bank. Based on the theme "Globalizing Indian Cities" she developed knowledge products & policy guidance documents to accelerate Urban Transformation. Believing that instruments aimed at cosmetic changes rarely rectify the systemic problems of Indian Cities and questioning the very paradigm on which they rely on. she launched the CITIZENS for CITY initiative. Scalable, replicable and an innovation in the Indian Urban landscape, it is meant to usher governance reforms. She was a faculty / mentor for ASCI/WBI (World Bank Institute) Certification program on Urban Management. She gets invited to speak on Governance Reforms and Leadership for programs meant for Policy Makers and Bureaucrats. She addressed and chaired seminars organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Ministry of Science & Technology (GOI) , Centre for Good Governance ( CGG) , Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), Indian School of Business (ISB), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and corporate houses like Infosys, ITC etc. Prior to the urban foray, she was the Founder President of Confluence Consulting, a Strategy Consulting firm. She says that her attraction to challenging assignments is because of personal challenges - her cardiac arrest and suspected brain damage at 14, auto immune disease at 19, losing parents to cancer and renal failure while growing up, an autistic and epileptic 17 yr old son who is her best friend and source of inspiration.
Who is your Role Model? - Contest entries - IndusLadies
www.indusladies.com [cached]
Karuna Gopal, Director of The Confluence Consulting - a successful management consulting firm in Hyderabad - belongs to this category of women. However, what sets her apart is the never-dying spirit in her.
As a bubbly young girl of sixteen, with a serious reaction to anesthesia she suffered a cardiac arrest, when she was operated for a very minor problem in her knee. Doctors felt that she would never be the same again , warned of dire consequences if she exerts herself physically… but Karuna defied all that.
She did her Post-Graduation in Management Studies, after graduating in Genetics. She is a Paul-Harris Fellow and a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), she also has a Degree Elementaire in French and a PG Diploma in Systems Management.
But Karuna had to resign her first job at NIIT as she was suspected of having 'ulcerative colitis', for which she was put on a high dose of medication. "I stopped medication and switched to meditation and it helped, everything in life is difficult, but with a little perseverance, persistence and discipline, one can reach one's goal'- she says always.
Life gave her another big blow, when doctors diagnosed her son with ' autism' and feeble linguistic and scholastic progress. . She took it up as a challenge and her son, now a twelve year old, is well-versed in bilingual comprehension and speech. Her motto is "Love your life endlessly to succeed and give more to get more, and success is bound to follow you."
This fantastic woman is my sister and with great pride I say that she is my role-model…
Karuna Gopal, President, ...
www.cwpropertytoday.com, 1 May 2013 [cached]
Karuna Gopal, President, Foundation for Futuristic Cities, who also serves on the international jury of the ICF(Intelligent Community Forum- New York City) that selects intelligent cities in the world, is led to say, 'The intent and the ambition of the government is laudable.
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Builders should come up to speed with the building technologies, materials and methods that conform to the smart cities framework', opines Gopal.
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Says Gopal, 'A city may be called smart when it can boast of a Smart Economy (competitive, innovation, productivity, entrepreneurship and trademarks), Smart People(social and human capital, creativity and innovation) and Smart Governance(participation transparency) all three leading to sustainability.
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Gopal is caustic when she says, ôGovernment should clearly articulate policies and ensure implementation of those to create a right ecosystem for smart cities.
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Gopal appears confident of the future of smart cities, 'Our cities will have teething problems, growing pains and awkward teen years on their road to smartness.
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CW Property Today, Smart Cities, Shrikant Rao, CAGR, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, King Abdullah Economic City, Portugal, Wuxi, Karuna Gopal, ICF, Jabalpur, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
Ms. Karuna Gopal (Vanakuru), ...
sweetwaterfoundation.com, 3 April 2012 [cached]
Ms. Karuna Gopal (Vanakuru), Foundation for Futuristic Cities
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www.futurarc.com, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
by Karuna Gopal
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Karuna Gopal is the President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities (FFC), which has been influencing urban transformation in India. Her team contributed to City Development Strategies of several JNNURM (India's flagship programme on Urban Renewal) cities in the country. Her initiative "Sculpt Your City" (Crowd Sourced, Scalable & Replicable) has been acknowledged as an innovation in the urban landscape. A sought after keynote speaker, she has been invited to speak in Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Sweden and the top global forum in France Davos for Women. Gopal is a member of the Chief Minister's Advisory Council of Andhra Pradesh. An alumnus of the US Department of State, she participated in a flagship programme of the US Government meant for foreign leaders.
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