Arad Malhotra, 26 is an award winning technology Social Entrepreneur with a passion to create, lead and advise disruptive early stage startup companies that create meaningful impact. Arad is a globally recognized industry expert in educational games and is the co-founder of Skyless Game Studios, an organization that uses the power of video games as an active learning medium to drive social impact through engagement.
Skyless collaborates with organizations with a social mission to design games that educate people about issues of global concern such as healthcare awareness, open governance, autism etc. One of their highlighted projects 'Follow The Money' is a customizable video game simulation that governments and corporations can use for international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering training.
As a part of his many initiatives, Arad has been featured in various international publications including Forbes, VentureBeat, Huffington Post, Washington Street Journal etc, and has been invited to speak at multiple local, national and international forums including the United Nations Conference of State Parties (Panama, 2013), Forbes 30 under 30 summit (USA,2014/15), the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Malaysia, 2015), University of Pennsylvania Wharton, St. Joseph's University etc.
In 2015, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognized Arad's original contributions and granted him a special category work visa (O-1) reserved for "Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement" (http://1.usa.gov/1Kw25Yg).
Recently Arad was featured on the global Forbes 30 under 30 list (2016) for Games and is the only person of Indian origin in this category. (www.forbes.com/pictures/mlg45eiffm/aradhya-malhotra-25/)