Speaker profile for Kush Kanodia: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Kush Kanodia

Company Name: Social Entrepreneur & 2012 Paralympic Games Torch Bearer

Seminar Title: Disability, the Forgotten Voice in Our Society Today!

I will speak about my life journey and my lived experience of being a disabled person.

I will talk about my work as a campaigner, from creating systemic change in the Premier League, to the new campaign to abolish all disabled car parking charges in NHS Hospitals in England.

I will discuss being a Social Entrepreneur (portfolio career): Health & Wellbeing, Technology & Accessibility, Sports & Inclusion, Employment & Entrepreneurship.

About Kush Kanodia

Kush Kanodia is a Social Entrepreneur and disabled systems leader, who is a champion for equality and inclusion.

Kush had the honour of being a Torch Bearer for the Paralympic Games in London 2012 and was a role model for government, selected due to his dedication to disability rights and his ability to inspire future generations. Kush was recognised as being in the top 10 most influential BAME leaders in technology at the House of Commons in 2018 and featured in the Financial Times.

In 2019, Kush has received the Asian Achievers Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, was included in the BAME 100 Business Leaders Index by Green Park and received the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, by TiE London. Kush was also featured 2 nd in the Disability Power 100. The Shaw Trust list of the most influential disabled people in the UK at the House of Lords.