Karuna Gopal Vartakavi
President | Foundation for Futuristic Cities
Independent Director | Engineers India Ltd
BJP National In-charge | Women Policies & Research
IVLP Fellow (US Department of State)
Rotary GSE Scholar | USA
Distinguished Fellow | India Foundation
Member-Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) | UK
John F. Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University,USA
Ms. Karuna Gopal, is an Internationally acclaimed Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker and a Futurist. She is the Founder President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities (2005) a think tank that has influenced Urban Transformation in India for one & a half decades.
Her work is at the Intersection of TECHNOLOGY |INNOVATION| FUTURE CITIES
Governments of USA, Sweden, South Korea, UK, Philippines, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Israel have invited her for inputs on Smart Governance. In 2018, Ms Gopal was invited by the Prime Minister of UAE to address their flagship event – World Government Summit at Dubai.
Ms Gopal contributed to the design of the '100 Smart Cities Mission' of India and has been invited to speak at the launch of the Mission by the Prime Minister. Her innovation SCULPT YOUR CITY- 2009 (Crowd Sourced Protocol for Co-Creation) has shaped the Mission guidelines and has been declared a National Best Practice.