KEYNOTE

SPEAKERS

  • Ajit Mohan

    CEO, Hotstar

    Ajit Mohan

    CEO, Hotstar

    Ajit Mohan leads Star India's digital business. In the last 2 years at Star, he has launched and grown two leading platforms: starsports.com launched in June 2013 which became the #1 sports destination on the web in less than a year, and Hotstar, which has become India's leading OTT platform for professional content.

    Under his leadership, Hotstar, launched in Feb 2015 as a platform offering drama, movies and sports on demand, crossed a million downloads in 5 days, 10 million in a month and 25 million in 4 months, recognized as one of the fastest launches of any new app on the Play Store globally. In less than 5 months, it has attracted participation from more than 100 national and local advertisers.

  • Amitabh Kant

    CEO, NITI Aayog

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO, NITI Aayog

  • Amol Mathur

    Director – Security Division, Akamai Technologies

    Amol Mathur

    Director – Security Division, Akamai Technologies

    Mr. Amol Mathur is a Director of Security Products division in the APJ region at Akamai Technologies. Amol is a Cyber Security Executive with experience in Enterprise Security Architecture & Strategy, Cloud delivered Security Services, Product Management, Technical Marketing, Consulting and Business Development.

  • Aruna Sundararajan

    Chairman TC & Secy.(T) – Dept. of Telecommunication, Govt. of India

    Aruna Sundararajan

    Chairman TC & Secy.(T) – Dept. of Telecommunication, Govt. of India

  • Baijayant Panda

    Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

    Baijayant Panda

    Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

  • Deep Kalra

    Group Chairman and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip

    Deep Kalra

    Group Chairman and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip

    Deep is the Founder, Group Chairman and Group CEO of India's leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip Ltd. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip is today one of the largest e-commerce business in the country. Deep steered MakeMyTrip as CEO since its inception in 2000, to a successful listing on NASDAQ in August 2010. He took on the role of Group CEO in August 2013, to focus on Strategy, M&A and international businesses. He continues to lead the Group’s strategic development and overall execution excellence.

    Deep served as the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs(TiE), Delhi Board from January 2013 to 2016 and continues to be on its board. He also served on the NASSCOM Executive Council from 2010-2013 and is an active Angel Investor in the Internet space. He is a founding member of “I am Gurgaon” - an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon. He is also closely involved with Udayan Care and GiveIndia.

    Deep has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Transformation (2011), as the most powerful Digital influencer in India (2012) by KPMG and 'Internet Man of the Year' (2010) by IAMAI. TTG Asia awarded him Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards. Deep was also felicitated as a ‘Distinguished Alumni’ of IIM-A during the Institute’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in December 2011.

    Prior to his entrepreneurial venture with MakeMyTrip, Deep has had corporate stints with GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank. He holds an MBA (PGDM) degree from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. His interests include swimming, yoga, quizzing, adventure sports and of course, travelling.

  • Dilip Asbe

    MD & CEO, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

    Dilip Asbe

    MD & CEO, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

  • Niraj Prakash

    Senior Director - Solution Consulting, Digital Innovation, Oracle India

    Niraj Prakash

    Senior Director - Solution Consulting, Digital Innovation, Oracle India

    Dr. Niraj Prakash is currently Senior Director – Solution Consulting at Oracle India, leading a team of architects for Digital Innovation and Cloud Transformation for Government, Public Sector and Large Enterprises. In his 15 years at Oracle, he has helped win and influence large and strategic deals for Oracle India. He has deep engagements with initiatives and campaigns related to Digital India and Smart City flagship programs of the Government.

    Dr. Niraj has over 27 years of industry experience and has worked earlier at Microsoft and SAP in senior roles. He has been instrumental in the adoption of IT applications within government organizations and corporate sector. He has engaged with large companies; central, state and local government; system integrators; and funding agencies in the conceptualization and design phases of various ICT and enterprise application projects. Besides, he has extensive interest in education and academics.

    He has been an author and speaker at several National and State level Conferences and engages avidly on academic forums and related advisory boards.

    Dr. Niraj is a Ph.D, MBA (Finance), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) for Applications as well as Business Architect (OBA).

  • Rajan Anandan

    MD, Google India & Chairman, IAMAI

    Rajan Anandan

    MD, Google India & Chairman, IAMAI

    Rajan is an active angel investor in early stage technology companies. He invests in early stage technology companies and has invested in internet, mobile and software startups in India.

    He brings a deep understanding of technology, a track record of investing in many sectors across technology, firsthand experience working closely with founding teams of startups and leading and growing several large technology businesses in US and India.

    His career has spanned high technology and management consulting. In his current role, he is the Managing Director of Google India and is responsible for Google's operations in India.

    Prior to Google, He was the Managing Director of Microsoft in India. In this role he was responsible for leading the Sales Marketing and Services Group (SMSG) in India and led the largest software company in India.

  • Sanjeev Bikhchandani

    Co-Founder, Info Edge

    Sanjeev Bikhchandani

    Co-Founder, Info Edge

    Sanjeev Bikhchandani is an Indian businessman, who is the founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge (India) which owns Naukri.com, a job portal.

    He attended St. Columba's School, Delhi and finished schooling from there in 1981. Thereafter, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, in 1984. He completed his MBA from IIMA in 1989.

  • Sriraman Jagannathan

    Vice President, Amazon Payments

    Sriraman Jagannathan

    Vice President, Amazon Payments

    Sriram Jagannathan’s 28 years of experience in financial services comprises 20 years in Citibank, 5 years in Bharti Airtel and a year in IDFC bank. The Citi experience was rich in exposure to credit cards, running a JV company, and managing treasury. He ran the digital businesses for Citi, from 2000 in India and from 2005 in Japan.

    Sriram returned from Japan to launch and scale Airtel money as a early mover in payments in 2010. In 2015, IDFC, the newest universal bank, provided an opportunity to build strategic alliances with telcos, transport cos etc. while developing a digital payments & lending stack.

    Sriram joined Amazon in Jan 2016. His team seeks to create the best payments experience and access to financial services for customers and merchants in India by 2020. He is qualified as an engineer from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma

    Founder & CEO, Paytm

    Vijay Shekhar Sharma

    Founder & CEO, Paytm

    Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Founder of Paytm Mobile Solutions Private Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sharma Founded One97 Communications Ltd in 2000 and serves as its CEO. He is responsible for the strategy and direction for One97 Communications and leads it in all areas relating to business expansion as well as product road map.

    He has more than 10 years of experience in the telecom and new media industries, having founded his first venture XS Corps while he was at college, which he sold to Lotus Interworks LLC, New Jersey in 1999.

  • Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

    Member of Parliament, Rajyasabha & National Vice President, BJP

    Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

    Member of Parliament, Rajyasabha & National Vice President, BJP

  • Virender Sehwag

    Former Cricketer, Team India

    Virender Sehwag

    Former Cricketer, Team India

SPEAKERS

  • Abhay Johorey

    Head Digital, IDFC Bank

    Abhay Johorey

    Head Digital, IDFC Bank

    Respond to the disruptions in the Indian Payment Market by build products and services on top of the current infrastructure, rethink the long-standing approaches to cross-border payments & invest in fintech through a innovation hub Drive an Omni channel customer experience by transforming the traditional banking businesses into a digital enterprise. Partner with the CMO to develop company wide commitment for the digital vision that maps end-to-end strategy, design & implementation of the company’s digital roadmap.

    Partner with the CIO & IT organization to develop & exploit new digital business solutions to create a competitive edge for the enterprise. Provide a single point of co-ordination and executive oversight for all digital & transformation projects. Act as a thought leader on emerging digital business models and technologies, articulating the digital future and the enterprise’s role in it internally & externally. Partner Business Analytics teams in creating analytics systems & processes to capture, organize and leverage existing & new data to understand & improve customer experience.

    Audit independent Digital Journeys in the organization, understands portfolio & capability. Identifies benefits of digitization and recommends prioritized deployment with clear business case. Connect digital investments to enterprise KPIs in order to achieve positive digital transformation. Define & reports on metrics that represent progress against digital goals. Build & maintain external relationships in academia, as well as with industry bodies, vendors and technology analysts to learn & influence.

  • Anirudh Rastogi

    Co-Founder, TRA

    Anirudh Rastogi

    Co-Founder, TRA

    Anirudh is the co-founder at TRA, a law firm that represents several cryptocurrency ventures. TRA has assisted on setting up crypto-exchanges, crypto hedge funds and ICOs. Anirudh is a Harvard Law School alum and was named Achiever of the Year 2017 by BusinessWorld. TRA was named Startup Law Firm of the Year 2017 by ILA, and listed among leading investment advisors (legal) by VCCircle. Anirudh is the author of a book on information technology laws and is regularly quoted on issues relating to regulation of cryptocurrencies.

  • Akash Banerjee

    Vice President - Regional Programming Head, Radio-Mirchi

    Akash Banerjee

    Vice President - Regional Programming Head, Radio-Mirchi

    Media Promiscuous: have been in a relationship with all forms of media at various points of time...Print, Publishing & Television (for the longest time)...now Radio and Internet to boot!

    Besides mentoring and growing a team of 100+ radio professionals across fifteen radio stations at Radio Mirchi, I also continue to pursue my passion for Indian politics - in the form of a satirical weekly web series called 'Why So Serious' for independent website NewsLaundry.com

    Before this - spent close to a decade in news television, covering a wide range of stories from across the Indian sub-continent. From the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai to the Maoist menace in Dantewada; from farmer agitation in Nandigram/Singur to YSR’s chopper crash in the Nallamala forests of Andhra Pradesh. Besides specializing in disaster and conflict reporting, I have extensively covered political affairs for Times Now and Headlines Today. I also anchored prime-time shows for these channels.

  • Anish Tripathi

    VP – Product Design, BookMyShow

    Anish Tripathi

    VP – Product Design, BookMyShow

    Anish Tripathi is Vice President – Product Design at BookMyShow, India’s largest online entertainment ticketing brand.

    Anish joined BookMyShow in May 2015 to further his career in Product Design and is responsible for the core User Experience and bringing about a culture of customer centric design across all platforms. He was instrumental in revamping the BookMyShow website in 2015 and has helped create this culture of disruption for every person he hires. He has turned BookMyShow into one of the most desired places to work at for Product Managers, Interaction Designers, Users Experience experts, Visual Designers, Interface Designers, Front-end Developers, and Mobile app Developers by leading way for bright new office work spaces, multiple monitor setups for everyone that helped increase productivity and through innovative recruitment drives, making him a talent magnet.

    In his career spanning over 12 years, Anish has worked with multiple reputed organizations in various tech and design roles. Before he jumped to BookMyShow, he was the Director of User Experience at Media.net, where he defined and designed the Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual Ads Platform. Building and managing a team of over 30 designers & developers, Anish conceptualized and designed the behavior of text based mobile ads. At Hostway Corporation (Affinity.com), he was the Manager of Usability & Design Group, Anish created the initial brand theme for all marketing collateral for Affinity.com. Anish has studied International Business from Lynn University, Florida and is also a music lover at heart. He is a hip-hop enthusiast and a part-time Abletonist. He is also the founder of the portal ‘Panohrama’ that facilitates people from all around the world to click and share panoramic photos.

  • Apurva Mudgal

    VP, Product, Haptik

    Apurva Mudgal

    VP, Product, Haptik

    Apurva is VP, all product and growth at Haptik, Indias largest chat based commerce company. She started her career with National Instruments after graduation from BITS, Goa and thrives on big data, chat bots, conversation commerce and user experience.

  • Ankit Ratan

    Co-Founder, Signzy

    Ankit Ratan

    Co-Founder, Signzy

    Having worked in New York and Shanghai, I realized my heart lied in India and I decided to settle and build a global company out of India. Today we are building, Signzy, a global digital trust platform. Signzy in its short 2 year Journey has won awards from RBI, MAS, IBM, Thomson Reuters and also judged as Forbes 30 under 30. We are also working with top names in BFSI sector and will continue to drive innovation in this sector in coming years. In my past I have worked in data analytics both in India and US. I am passionate about AI and blockchain and the potential they hold for human future.

  • Apala Lahiri Chavan

    President, Human Factors International

    Apala Lahiri Chavan

    President, Human Factors International

    Apala Lahiri Chavan Is President, Human Factors International (Middle East, Asia, Africa And Australia).

    Her passion is to envision how user experience can be inclusive, democratic and a change agent. She is also fascinated by changes in user experience across time and space. Apala is an award-winning designer (international audi design award 1996). She co-edited the book innovative solutions: what designers need to know for today’s emerging markets and her tedx talk is three laws of user experience. Her model of the future ‘no waiting’ was selected for publication in the world future society journal. She was invited recently to speak at the ai for good conference organized by the uno in Geneva.

  • Amit Jain

    Co – Founder & CEO, GirnarSoft

    Amit Jain

    Co – Founder & CEO, GirnarSoft

    I am CEO and Co - Founder of GirnarSoft. I aim to build a 10 billion dollar company and work with passion and commitment to make it happen(Nov'13 Update: First Milestone to the dream - Picked $15 MM Funding By Sequoia). I am an IIT Delhi graduate of 1999 and worked in Trilogy for 8 years before I started GirnarSoft. The passion of starting a company and doing innovations is what led me to form GirnarSoft in 2007.

    It started as outsourcing company so that we could raise some capital which could be invested into our own inhouse innovations. In around an years time company had enough cash available to be infused into our own products, thats when CarDekho.com was launched in year 2008. Actually there were multiple ideas i worked upon and then zeroed into CarDekho. It along with gaadi is now India's #1 Auto platform serving over 14 Million visitors a month in India.

  • Advit Sahdev

    Head of Marketing, Infibeam

    Advit Sahdev

    Head of Marketing, Infibeam

    Advit V Sahdev is the Head of Marketing for Infibeam. He has been a pioneer in digital marketing. A best selling author, Awardee of Most Popular CMO, Most Talented Marketing leader, a speaker and a Tennis enthusiast. He loves to talk about Consumer psychology and Branding.

  • Amit Gujral

    Chief Marketing Officer, LG

    Amit Gujral

    Chief Marketing Officer, LG

  • Ajeet Khurana

    Cryptocurrency Expert

    Ajeet Khurana

    Cryptocurrency Expert

    Ajeet Khurana wears many hats: author, angel investor, mentor, TEDx speaker, steering committee member of the NASSCOM Start-Up Warehouse, ex-advisor to Kalaari Capital, and former CEO of IIT Bombay’s business incubator, among others. Before all this, he was entrepreneurial twice in the field of education and web publishing. As a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, he taught ecommerce back in 1993, when the term "ecommerce" had not yet been coined. Presently a thought leader in the area of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Ajeet is convinced that money, as we know it, is broken and needs to be repaired. In his opinion Bitcoin presents one such repair.

  • Amit Chaudhary

    COO, Lenskart

    Amit Chaudhary

    COO, Lenskart

  • Amit Gupta

    CEO, Asianet News

    Amit Gupta

    CEO, Asianet News

    Will to excel by working diligently and honestly. Make good and lasting relations. Contribute to self and the organisation meaningfully every day. Build teams. Have lot of fun when it warrants.

  • Ajay Chacko

    Co- Founder & CEO, Aree

    Ajay Chacko

    Co- Founder & CEO, Aree

  • Alok Agarwal

    Ex - FMCG Marketing Director, Digital Marketing Head, GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Alok Agarwal

    Ex - FMCG Marketing Director, Digital Marketing Head, GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Alok is the quintessential IIT IIM alumni - comfortable with Technology as well as Marketing.

    After successful sales & marketing stints with Unilever and Sara Lee Asia-Pacific, he joined eBay India as their Marketing Director. In his role as GM-Marketing Excellence in GSK Consumer Healthcare, he evangelized the digital mindset within the company by actively driving social listening, creating web content/digital campaigns and measuring their impact on business outcomes.

    Under his leadership, the team produced really cutting edge work, some of which won GSK Consumer Healthcare, industry recognitions for digital marketing. Alok is very focused on business outcomes and his work on measuring the impact of digital & TV, using the same scale, has been published as a case study.

  • Archan Banerjee

    Head (SM)- Digital Marketing, Dabur

    Archan Banerjee

    Head (SM)- Digital Marketing, Dabur

  • Beerud Seth

    CEO, Gupshup

    Beerud Seth

    CEO, Gupshup

    Beerud is the founder and CEO of Gupshup, the world's leading messaging and bot platform, used by over 30K+ developers, that handles nearly 4 billion messages per month. Gupshup also developed Teamchat, a smart messaging app that introduced structured templates to messaging.

    He previously founded and led Elance, the pioneer of online freelancing. Prior to founding Elance, he worked in the financial services industry – modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and Citicorp Securities. His graduate research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning software agents for personalized news filtering.

    Beerud earned an M.S. in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds 2 patents

  • Bhavik Vasa

    Chief Growth Officer, EbixCash

    Bhavik Vasa

    Chief Growth Officer, EbixCash

    Bhavik Vasa is the Chief Growth Officer at EbixCash, leading the charge across all New Initiatives & Digital products, Strategic Alliances and Marketing.He is a Business leader with over a decade of global experience across Digital Payments, FinTech, Mobile technologies, Loyalty and Incentive platforms.

    Prior to EbixCash, Bhavik led the expansion and setup of Global Prepaid Exchange (UK) presence across the India & South Asia. Entrepreneurial at heart, Bhavik has been a founding member at Radical Payments and ISTS Worldwide – US based bespoke technology solutions ventures across financial services, retail and mobile payments. Bhavik earned is Bachelors degree with honors in International Business & Management from Northwood University, Florida and has executive training in Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.

  • Chetan Krishnaswamy

    Country Head - Public Policy, Google India

    Chetan Krishnaswamy

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  • Devendra Rane

    CTO & Co-Founder, Coverfox

    Devendra Rane

    CTO & Co-Founder, Coverfox

    He graduated from IIT Mumbai in 2005 with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Aerospace engg. He started his entrepreneurial career as the co-founder of 'Innovations Unified' which was the winner of "Eureka", Asia's biggest Business plan competition. The business was centered around a proprietary nanotechnology which he developed as a part of his thesis.

    Prior to Coverfox, he has co-founded two companies, one specializing in User experience design and the other providing technology services to Financial and Insurance domain.

    He has worked with many tech. startups at various stages. He is experienced in conceptualizing appropriate Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for startups as well as enterprises. He has managed globally distributed projects and teams, and has a pragmatic understanding of developing products in such environments. With his valuable experience in large scale consumer and enterprise platforms, he understands scalability of an evolving product as it goes from being an MVP to a successful product.

  • Dinesh Agarwal

    Founder, IndiaMART

    Dinesh Agarwal

    Founder, IndiaMART

    Dinesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO of IndiaMART.com, India’s largest online marketplace connecting Indian suppliers with domestic and international buyers. Founded in 1996, Dinesh is credited with leading IndiaMART.com through two decades with an unblemished record of being profitable from day one – a feat no other online company in India has been able to emulate.

    IndiaMART is among the world’s top ten marketplaces, and has been corroborated by a host of credible market surveys and awards. Started with a 4 member team, under Dinesh’s dynamic and visionary leadership, IndiaMART has grown to become a strong team of 3600 talented professionals with branch offices in 65+ Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the country. Its stellar credentials, robust business model and Dinesh’s commitment towards the MSME sector has invited prestigious investors like BBCL, Amaedus Capital, Intel Capital, West Bridge and Quona Capital into its fold for further expansion plans. A vigorous advocate of Indian SMEs, he has spearheaded several path breaking ideas to promote Indian SMEs globally like the Emerging Business Forum. His contribution to Indian businesses is widely acknowledged by the industry and the media.

    Prior to pursuing his entrepreneurial instincts, this Computer Engineer from HBTI, Kanpur has honed his technical skills working for industry leaders such as HCL Technologies (America), Center for Development of Telematics (C-Dot) and CMC Limited before returning to India. He has an extensive experience spanning over 20 years in the field of Internet, Networking & Systems Development and Consulting.

  • Dheemant Thacker

    Head – Mobile Innovation, HDFC BANK

    Dheemant Thacker

    Head – Mobile Innovation, HDFC BANK

    Dheemant is a Product Innovation, UI / UX and a Marketing professional with over 12 years of experience in the BFSI space. Having worked with leading brands like HDFC Bank and Aditya Birla Capital, he has successfully developed and launched innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Mobility & IoT. He currently heads Mobile Innovation at HDFC Bank and is responsible for setting up a UI / UX led product development practice at HDFC Bank.

  • Deepali Naair

    Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, IIFL Wealth Management

    Deepali Naair

    Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, IIFL Wealth Management

    Deepali has 20+ years of experience in Marketing, E-Commerce, Brand, Product and Sales. Currently, Deepali is the Chief Marketing and Digital Officer at IIFL Investment Managers. She currently leads marketing and digital functions for IIFL Investment Managers group of companies which constitute the leading wealth management company, an asset management company and a lending solutions company among others.

    She has held leadership positions with Mahindra, L&T Financial Services Group & HSBC. She has also worked with brands such as Tata Motors, BPL Mobile, Draft FCB-Ulka and was the Marketing Manager for Saffola and Mediker at Marico. Her financial services experience constitutes of HSBC Global Asset Management and L&T insurance where she was Head – Marketing, E-Commerce and Customer Service. She also managed marketing for L&T Financial Services IPO and L&T Infrastructure Bonds.

    She led Marketing, Brand, Digital, Analytics, E-Commerce & Inventory Sales at Mahindra Holidays as Chief Marketing Officer. Both Digital & Inventory Sales has seen tremendous growth under her leadership. She also led the Digital Marketing Training for Mahindra Group as a member of the Group Mahindra Sales & Marketing Academy.

    In the last 6 years, on the back of success of digital business at Club Mahindra & setting up the successful e-commerce business at L&T Insurance she has been invited to speak at technology & digital forums across the country and at International forums such as India Digital Summit, Ad-Tech, I-Media, CeBIT and DMAi. She has been a jury member numerous times for AdClub’s EMVIES, EFFIES, ABBYs; IAMAI Digital awards & DMAi awards.

  • Eric Schaffer

    Founder & CEO, Human Factors International

    Eric Schaffer

    Founder & CEO, Human Factors International

    Eric Schaffer is the Founder and CEO of Human Factors International, Inc. (HFI), and Head of HFI Laboratories.

    Working in the user experience (UX) field since 1977, he is a global evangelist for UX and has been the core driver for work on institutionalization of UX. Schaffer has authored two books that provide great insights for those who wish to bring the benefits of UX to their companies.

    He has co-developed The HFI Framework™, an ISO-certifiable process for user-centered design. He was the primary developer of the HFI courses on UX. He also was the lead for design of UX EnterpriseTM and wrote the core patient underlying that product.

    Schaffer has completed projects for more than 200 Fortune 500 clients, providing UX design consulting and training. He has extensive experience in the financial, insurance, manufacturing, government, health care and telecommunications industries.

    In addition, Schaffer has brought an array of certification programs to the UX field, including the Certified Usability Analyst™ (CUA) and the advanced Certified User Experience Analyst™ (CXA) designations for UX practitioners, and the Certified Practice in Usability™ (CPU) and Certified Usable Design™ (CUD) programs for organizations.

  • Ekta Jafri

    Design Director, IBM

    Ekta Jafri

    Design Director, IBM

    • Design Thinking Expert, trainer and practitioner. • 19 yrs of experience out of which 10 yrs is in product design & user experience, 9 years in content design and strategy. • has successfully driven innovations to drive monetization and user adoption across different geographies, sectors and industries • Thought leader & UX Evangelist. Runs a blog on UX Geekery http://uxtrategy.net/ • Has several apps & websites running in the market successfully across the APAC region and India. • Expert at collaborative crafting of experiences, personas and digital touch points for maximum impact, conversion and revenue maximization. • Comes from NDTV and has rich experience in the news & medical sector.

  • Gaurav Gandhi

    Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

    Gaurav Gandhi

    Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

    Gaurav Is the Chief Operating Officer of Viacom18 Digital Ventures – a division that drives the consumer facing digital initiatives for the company. He heads VOOT, Viacom18’s Over-the-top Video Streaming Service, which in a very short time has become one of frontrunners in the Indian online video space. Gaurav is also responsible for the overall digital strategy for the company including licensing and partnerships in this space.

    Prior to this role, Gaurav was the Group Chief Operating officer of IndiaCast Media Distribution - a strategic joint venture between TV18 and Viacom18 created to monetize all channel & content assets across media, platforms and geographies. At IndiaCast, his mandate was to maximize both revenues and reach for content and services from the group - across both the domestic and overseas markets. He used to oversee the entire domestic distribution of Viacom18 and TV18 channels. In addition he was responsible for building out the entire International business for the group (including Ad-sales, Distribution & Licensing) and expanding the footprint of the channels/content to 135 countries around the globe.

    Gaurav joined the group in March 2010 as Viacom 18’s Chief Commercial Officer & Head of International Business. In Jan, 2011 he took over as the COO of Sun18 and in May, 2012 he moved to IndiaCast. In August this year he moved into his current role at Viacom18.

    An alumnus of NMIMS, Gaurav started his career in advertising with Madison Media handling the Coca-Cola India business. In his next role at Turner International, he handled the research and planning portfolio for all Turner India brands. He then moved to STAR India, where he handled & lead various portfolios – the last being Head of Commercial & Business Planning for the network. He then moved on to set up NDTV Imagine - as a founder member & shareholder - where he was responsible for various business & corporate functions as the Executive Vice President - Business Operations.

    Gaurav has a unique distinction of having operationally managed virtually every aspect of the media & entertainment business over his 19-year career and has an in-depth understanding of both traditional & digital media. Gaurav represents Viacom18 on several industry forums and platforms. He is an elected member of the Governing Council of IAMAI (Internet & Mobile Association of India). Additionally, he Co-Chairs the IAMAI Entertainment committee. Gaurav is also a key member of BARC’s (Broadcast Audience Research Council, India) technical committee for the soon-to-be-launched digital measurement services. In the past, he has been an active member of BARC’s television measurement technical committee as well.

  • Gopa Kumar

    Executive VP, Isobar India

    Gopa Kumar

    Executive VP, Isobar India

    He is the Executive Vice President at Isobar India. Additionally Heading Strategy, Media, Data & Analytics verticals. Has over 15 Years of experience in the Advertising and Marketing Communication Industry. Primarily have been Managing & consulting clients locally & regionally on their Digital Transformation Process, Digital Marketing strategies, Brand building & ROI driven marketing outcomes. Have been part of Isobar journey for 8 years.

  • Gawrav Mehta

    TEDx Speaker, Author and National Digital Asset Exchange

    Gawrav Mehta

    Chief Marketing Officer, GirnarSoft

    : Gawrav Mehta is early adopter of crypto and blockchain in India active full time since 2013, long before it was cool. He is researcher, devil’s advocate and hardcore proponent of national crypto currency. He holds B.Tech in Metallurgy and opted to drop out MSc. in Digital Currency to work and contribute to blockchain space in India. He is founder of Blockright, Atomic Wallet and Bitwah to name few. His latest venture is National Digital Asset Exchange which intends to be NSE of cryptopcurrency, ICO's and digital assets in India. A TEDx speaker, author, serial entrepreneur and doer by profession.

  • Gaurav Mehta

    Chief Marketing Officer, GirnarSoft

    Gaurav Mehta

    Chief Marketing Officer, GirnarSoft

  • Gaurav Mathur

    Sr. Director, UX Design,Myntra

    Gaurav Mathur

    Sr. Director, UX Design, Myntra

    Gaurav facilitates innovation through user-centered design processes and helps evolve ideas into new products and solutions. As a designer, he has supported various enterprise and consumer products for mobile, web and desktop.

    Currently at Myntra, he heads UX design focussed on the consumer facing mobile apps and on tools that facilitate supply-chain management. Earlier, Gaurav co-founded a design led consultancy based in Mumbai and Singapore; worked for Citrix, IL&FS ETS, and Media Lab Asia.

    Gaurav studied interaction design and visual communication at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay and architecture at School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi.

  • Hesham Rehman

    Co-Founder & CEO, Bitxoxo

    Hesham Rehman

    Co-Founder & CEO,Bitxoxo

    Mr. Hesham Rehman is the self-made entrepreneur. Being a technology geek, he was always busy in searching new tech ideas and interesting business models. His interest and long hours search on internet made him an early adopter and trader of Bitcoin. He is a former founder of web development company TechSuvidha and currently the CEO & Co-founder of Bitxoxo (Bitcoin Exchange in India) at the age of 29. He pursed MBA from Amity University, India and highly qualified and expert in Computer programming.

  • Hari Thalapalli

    CEO, Callhealth

    Hari Thalapalli

    CEO, Callhealth

  • Jai Maroo

    Non – Executive Director, Shemaroo Entertainment

    Jai Maroo

    Non – Executive Director, Shemaroo Entertainment

    Mr. Jai Maroo is the Non-Executive Director of Shemaroo Entertainment Limited and has approximately 14 years of experience in the Indian Media & Entertainment industry. Jai has spearheaded the company’s transition to a digital media house. It was under his guidance that the company became one of the early adopters of digital technologies and monetization of content on distribution platforms such as Mobile, Internet and OTT. He continues to advise on technology driven and digital distribution initiatives of Shemaroo.

    Jai holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. Prior to working with Shemaroo, he has worked in the technology industry in USA and Singapore. Given his strong technical background, he has catalyzed Shemaroo’s expansion on emerging digital distribution platforms.

  • Jiten Jain

    CEO, India Infosec Consortium

    Jiten Jain

    CEO, India Infosec Consortium

    Jiten Jain is a leading Cyber Security Expert having specialization in Geopolitical intelligence analysis and mapping them to Global Cyber Security and Cyber Conflicts. He is currently heading Indian Infosec Consortium, an independent not-for-profit organization of leading ethical hackers, cyber experts and cyber security communities in India. He is also the co-founder of Voyager Infosec, a lead cyber security firm specializing in cyber defense and technologies. Jiten is a recipient of Prestigious Chevening Cyber Security fellowship by British Government and has studied Cyber Defence and Information Assurance at Defence Academy of United Kingdom. Jiten is frequently consulted by Government of India on matters of cyber security and cyber innovations. He is also actively involved in the creation of cyber security framework for India and makes policy recommendations on regular basis.

    A prominent speaker on national and international cyber security conferences, Jiten is regularly quoted in Indian print and electronic media on global cyber issues. He is also invited by various arms of Government of India including its defense forces to train their cyber professionals. He is the Youngest speaker to have addressed Air Commanders Conferences of Indian Air Force, Acknowledging his authority on cyber security Amity University has conferred him Honorary Professorship. Jiten is also a visiting faculty at the famed Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs.

  • Laxmidhar Gaopande

    CTO & Technical Director, Defense & Security Rolta India

    Laxmidhar Gaopande

    CTO & Technical Director – Defense & Security Rolta India

    Laxmidhar has overall 30+ years of rich experience in Information Technology with various Global companies and MNCs in India, USA and UK like Tatas, NYBC New York, Computer Vision R & D India Ltd., and UK, KPIT Cummins, Geometric, Syntel etc. and has been involved in software product strategy, software product engineering and development, consulting, setting up multiple Centre of Excellences (COE) and offshore development centers (ODCs) and global delivery models for fortune 500 companies. He has been part of executive management teams in various companies since 20+ years.

    Currently he is operating as CTO and Technical Director for Rolta Defense & Security , Mumbai. Prior to joining current company, Laxmidhar was the Vice President & Chief IP Officer (CIPO) with Syntel, where he was involved in Innovation, IP creation etc. and handled large state of art product development in Healthcare for US Fortune 8 company with multi-locational team across USA and India. Prior to joining Syntel he was Vice President Operations with CalSoft Inc. He was also CEO for a US based start-up in Pune in 2001.

    He has passion of new technological ideas and innovation and has developed many software products based on cutting edge technology for Fortune 100 customers from USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Israel etc.

  • Lisa Rath

    Partner, Itu Chaudhuri Design

    Lisa Rath

    Partner, Itu Chaudhuri Design

    A visual communication specialist who plans, designs and builds web experiences for storytelling, news presentation and enterprise productivity. She brings an insider’s insight into the interface between senders and receivers of communication, especially on the web.

    She earned a master’s degree in graphic design from NID, Ahmedabad and has been practising communication design for over 20 years. As a principal at ICD, she leads the digital team. Her role as the digital lead involves understanding business intent, analysing user motivations and behaviour, tracking market trends, analytic metrics, and translating them into effective information architecture, user experience and user interface designs.

    She has lead the website redesign of Indian School of Business, Gateway House,The Open magazine, Watch Time India by Malayala Manorama, and websites of some of the leading news national dailies; The Hindu, The Quint, and Catch News by Rajasthan Patrika.

  • Karamveer Singh

    Founder, Ayush Software & Medifee

    Karamveer Singh

    Founder, Ayush Software & Medifee

    Karamveer Singh is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor from Pune, India. After graduating from IIT Bombay in 2001, he worked with Veritas Software / Symantec for 3 years. Later in 2004, he started his entrepreneurial journey with Ayush Software. His expertise lies mostly in cryptocurrencies, web technologies and digital marketing. He is currently involved in following companies either as one of the founding members or an investor - Ayush Software, Explara, Akube Technologies, Medh Academy, Price Baba,SwitchMe, Mantra HR, Infollion, Urja Media Corp. and MediFee Healthcare.

  • Kartik Poddar

    Business Head, Haptik

    Kartik Poddar

    Business Head, Haptik

    Kartik has over 10 years of experience in product management and marketing with companies like Komli Media and Microsoft. Before joining Haptik, Kartik co-founded an offline content distribution venture, Fropcorn where he led the Product, Business development and Content acquisition efforts for the company. At Haptik, Kartik leads revenue across Advertising and Enterprise solutions and is responsible for the overall growth strategy of the company. He is passionate about the art of improv comedy and is an active member of Kaamedy Inc, India's leading improv comedy troupe.

  • Kuntal Joisher

    Everest Mountaineer

    Kuntal Joisher

    Everest Mountaineer

    Kuntal Joisher combines the distinction of being both an accomplished mountaineer and a high-end, computer science professional. He is an alumnus of Vivekanand Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles. His insatiable passion for mountaineering has led him to climb mountain ranges across the world, including the Western Ghats, the Northern Ice cap in Chile, and the Nepalese and Indian Himalaya. Joisher is the first Indian Gujarati and vegan to stand on the very top of Mt. Everest, and the only Gujarati in the world to have climbed two 8000 meter mountains. He is also a respected photographer, and his work has been published in National Geographic, BBC Earth, Space.com, Himalayan Journal, The Outdoor Journal, and several other newspapers and magazines across the world.

    Winner of the Kutch Shakti, Kutch Ratna, and Kutch Kohinoor awards, he continues to train both mentally and physically to achieve his dream of climbing the fourteen tallest 8000-meter mountains in the world, and to become the first Indian to do so. In addition to his dedication to climbing, Joisher is passionate about two causes: raising awareness about the disease of Dementia, and spreading the message of veganism and vegetarianism.

  • Kunal Tomar

    General Manager,Cheetah Digital

    Kunal Tomar

    General Manager,Cheetah Digital

    Kunal is the General Manager for Cheetah Digital, responsible for running the India operations and launching the Cheetah Digital Marketing Suite. Dedicated to Marketers, Cheetah Digital is the trusted partner to some of the best brands in the world.

    Over last 2 decades, Kunal has worked in sales & marketing across diverse industries including Digital Marketing, International Business Information Reports, Credit Bureau, Decision Analytics Solutions, Credit Cards, SME Lending and Elevators & Escalators, with some of the leading global players like Kone, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays and Experian.

  • Marco Krohn

    Co-founder, Genesis Mining

    Marco Krohn

    Co-founder, Genesis Mining

    Dr Marco Krohn studied mathematics, physics and economics. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and worked several years for the finance industry. When he learnt about Bitcoin he quit his bank job to join the cryptocurrency revolution. He co-founded Genesis Mining, the world's largest hashpower provider.

  • Murugavel Janakiraman

    Founder & CEO, Matrimony.com

    Murugavel Janakiraman

    Founder & CEO, Matrimony.com

    Murugavel Janakiraman is the Founder and CEO – Matrimony.com, which was publicly listed in Sept 2017. It’s flagship BharatMatrimony is India’s most trusted online matrimony brand. A first generation entrepreneur, he invested $10 per month in 1997 to start his matchmaking business in the US where he worked as a consultant. He discovered his wife Deepa through BharatMatrimony.

    Twice he was nominated by The Economic Times for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Besides being awarded Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by WAT, he was also Chairman Emeritus of the IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India)

  • Manpreet Singh Manna

    Director- AICTE & Project Incharge. SWAYAM

    Manpreet Singh Manna

    Director- AICTE & Project Incharge. SWAYAM

  • Mohit Hira

    Strategy Consultant

    Mohit Hira

    Strategy Consultant

    Mohit Hira is a Calcuttan surviving in Gurgaon. He has been both, a Creative Director and a Branch Head with Contract Advertising in multiple locations. Since then, he has been an Editor, Publisher, Marketer and CEO in different roles with The Times of India Group, NIIT, JWT, Hungama Digital, Open Media Network and International Business Times. His experience straddles both traditional and digital businesses which he now leverages as an independent marketing and digital strategy consultant.

  • Mitesh Jethva

    Branded Content Video Producer, Network 18 Media

    Mitesh Jethva

    Branded Content Video Producer, Network 18 Media

  • Nitin Gupta

    Associate Principal,McKinsey & Company

    Nitin Gupta

    Associate Principal,McKinsey & Company

    Nitin Gupta is an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company where he leads their design practice for India and SE Asia. He is a recognised leader in human-centered design and customer experience. Prior to McKinsey, Nitin co-founded Carbon12 Creative, a global digital product design firm. He has successfully advised organizations at strategic and executional levels on digital and customer centric transformations while working with companies like frog Design, Motorola and Ford.

  • Nishant Rai

    Assistant Director,Amity Directorate of Distance & Online Education (ADDOE)

    Nishant Rai

    Assistant Director,Amity Directorate of Distance & Online Education (ADDOE)

    Mr. Nishant Rai is currently associated as an Assistant Director with Amity Directorate of Distance & Online Education (ADDOE). He joined Amity University in 2007 as Assistant Professor of Amity International Business School.

    With 14 years of work experience in the education and management consulting industry, Mr. Rai is responsible for various new initiatives in the area of management, technology and online education. He closely works with Sector Skills Council IT-ITes established by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), Govt. of India through National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework for skill development. He develops engineering, technology, BPO, KPO, RIM, Product verticals related courses for faculty and students in the Outcomes Based format to increase their employability and making stakeholders industry ready. He is a part of various foreign assignments with reputed universities from countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Africa and Middle East.

    He is also accountable for international tie-ups with top online universities in countries like USA, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom. He has successfully partnered with educational institutes of various foreign countries like USA, UK, Germany, Russia, UAE, Jordan, Yemen, Morocco, Kurdistan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Morocco and Uganda to provide technology based courses. He has successfully lead academic tie-ups with Oracle, IBM, SAP, TCS, Wipro, KPMG and Infosys etc. He also served as Head of Department & Coordinator for Ministry of Education, Asmara, Africa for 2 years.

    He holds Masters in Computer Science from University of Allahabad and has done Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Lucknow.

  • Nappinai N S

    Advocate, Supreme Court & Bombay High Court

    Nappinai N S

    Advocate, Supreme Court & Bombay High Court

    A pioneer in the field cyber laws, Ms. N. S. Nappinai, with over 26 years of professional experience, appears before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court extensively in constitutional, criminal, Commercial, Cyber and IPR cases.

    Her work in the field of IPR and Cyber Laws have gained international recognition. She is an alumna of both the International Leadership program of USA and the Chevening Fellowship for Cyber Security, UK. She is a recipient of the Client Choice award, UK for her expertise in IT and Internet laws and was listed for two consecutive years on Who’s Who Legal, UK.

    Ms. Nappinai’s book Technology Laws Decoded, launched on March 28, 2017, has received tremendous acclaim. She has also authored a booklet on "Software Piracy", which is used for Judicial Training. She is a prolific writer who has published papers and articles in International and Indian publications.

  • Neha Modgil

    COO & Co-Founder, TECHVED

    Neha Modgil

    COO & Co-Founder, TECHVED

    Neha Modgil is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at TECHVED and has spent over a decade in designing and implementing intuitive interfaces and designs for various digital assets. Her aim is to transform user and business needs into viable, usable and adorable product and interface solutions.

  • Nitin Bhandari

    Head – Digital & New Initiatives

    Nitin Bhandari

    Head – Digital & New Initiatives

    Nitin Bhandari is a passionate Digital Business leader with more than 20 years of global experience in building businesses across Payments and Telecom industries. Nitin has been part of multiple corporate scale-ups and has played key roles in nurturing and launching Mobile Wallets, Digital Payments, Internet of Things (M2M) and Enterprise Mobility. He has nurtured strategy, commercial and product functions in various capacities at global firms including Western Union, Reliance Jio, Vodafone M-Pesa, frog design and Wipro Technologies.

    Nitin holds the position of ‘Country Director – Digital Business for South Asia’ and did his B.Tech. with Honours from Indian Institute of Technology, BHU-Varanasi.

  • Prasanna Lohar

    Innovation Head & Technical Architect, DCB Bank

    Prasanna Lohar

    Innovation Head & Technical Architect, DCB Bank

    Innovation is my passion. Collaboration is my attitude. Execution is my action. Architecture is my Forte.

    Currently I am working as Innovation Head & Technical Architect at DCB Bank. I am practicing Innovation Implementation & Architecture Orchestration at DCB.

    I have launched Global Innovation program – “DCB Bank Innovation Carnival”. It will bring on Unique Experience of Innovation generation thru Hackathons & Accelerator programs in India.I am associated with Many Accelerators & Partners to practice Open innovation thru Hackathons & at Various Education institutes.

    I am working with various FINTECH , BLOCKCHAIN , INNOVATION Forum in India to create a Robust Innovation Ecosystem in India.
    As part of DCB’s Digital Transformation, I am closely associated with New & latest technology Assimilation, Experimentation, Innovative Customer Servicing & Engagement, Robust Architecture Implementation, Fintech & Startup Alignment, Open Innovation practices, Collaboration with other Banks on Blockchain initiatives.

  • Prashant Puri

    Co – Founder & CEO, AdLift

    Prashant Puri

    Co – Founder & CEO, AdLift

    Prashant Puri is the co-founder & CEO of AdLift, a Digital Marketing Solutions company headquartered SF Bay Area with offices in Gurgaon, India. He is serving as advisory board member of PHD chamber of commerce since long.

    An alumnus from Columbia University, Prashant is a digital marketing expert having an extensive 14 years of industry experience. With his ability of building websites into multi-million dollar enterprises, he played an instrumental role in setting up the company and taking it to a high growth trajectory.

    Recently, Prashant has also founded a new venture, Yral (pronounced ‘Viral’) which is a joint venture between cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan and AdLift. Yral is a platform that connects advertisers with celebrities by leveraging their social media network.

    Prior to founding AdLift, Prashant played the Head of Global Marketing at eBay’s comparison-shopping arm - Shopping.com, where he established footprints of the company worldwide. Before that, Prashant’s leadership role at Yahoo! revolved around cutting edge technologies that focused on driving synergies between search and display.

    In 2005, he successfully nurtured A&T Interactive into the second largest local search player by leading their foray into the digital marketing world.

    Vetted as an industry expert and veteran, Prashant is being invited to speak at numerous digital marketing conferences and conventions around the world, including SMX, SES and Pubcon; and has contributed to several search marketing journals including Search Engine Journal and Marketing Pilgrim.

    Today, AdLift is one of the country’s top search-marketing firms, focused on delivering digital marketing ROI. To keep company’s elevations high, Prashant works closely with a number of Fortune 500 companies including PayPal, eBay, Overstock & Barnes & Noble, helping them increase their search market share.

    Prashant is an avid skier and loves hitting the slopes every chance he gets! In summer, he enjoys the occasional rafting and kayaking.

  • Prasad Shejale

    CEO, Logicserve Digital

    Prasad Shejale

    CEO, Logicserve Digital

    He is an entrepreneur with experience of working not just in the Indian digital marketing space, but also in the global digital space. I envisaged, developed and marketed consumer facing web properties on a global scale. I am a co-founder of Logicserve Digital, a 360-degree digital marketing agency that specialises in integrated digital media planning and buying. Currently, it has grown from a small team to a high performing, result-focused group.

    My expertise lies in data modelling and predictive analytics to support products solve their problems and reach their desired outcome. Have set up high performing product teams and delivered internet products and some good algos! Currently Digital Media, Couponraja and CompareRaja keep me motivated!

    Specialties: I have exposure in various areas like entrepreneurial start-ups, Technology, Delivery, Sales and Marketing, Operations, HR and recruitment combined with in-depth understanding of technical expertise, business analysis, Project / Account Management. My career has been a constant success and has led me to be a top performer in every role I have played.

  • Priyanka Sehgal

    Vice President, Content & Strategy, Digital & TV, Network 18

    Priyanka Sehgal

    Vice President, Content & Strategy, Digital & TV, Network 18

    Content, Product, Strategy, Revenue. A TV & Digital professional- launched some leading television channels, scaled business on digital platforms.

    Media professional with 19 years of experience in TV and digital content creation and revenue generation, product, strategy, brand campaigns, branded content Created and overseen first of its kind primetime programming, created, sold and executed IPs, turned around TV ratings, set up broadcast chains, forayed into regional content and managed P&L responsibility.

    Lead teams of over 200 Setup TV channels & digital properties; created produced and directed programmes/ content at NDTV, ET NOW, Times Now & Network 18 Launched the Branded Content division at Times Now; led brand strategy, created media agnostic campaigns and execution and drove concept selling and revenue generation for the national and International market Worked with brands across sectors; example - BFSI (Aditya Birla Mutual Fund, BSE, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Allianz), Tech (Blackberry, GE, IBM, Schneider Electric, Cisco, Microsoft), FMCG (Gillette, Britannia, Cloudnine hospitals, Tatas, Godrej), Automobile (Skoda, BMW, Audi) and Public Sector (GOI, LIC).

  • Prabh Singh

    Head of Content & Revenue, Hotstar

    Prabh Singh

    Head of Content & Revenue, Hotstar

    Prabh heads Consumer and Revenue at Hotstar. His scope includes brand strategy, communications, content, user growth/retention and monetization. He joined Hotstar in October 2016.

    Prior to hotstar, Prabh was leading the Consumer Goods (CPG) industry vertical for Google covering the world’s largest advertisers – Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestle, L’Oreal amongst others across Asia Pacific. He worked at Google for 4 years and was based in Singapore.

    Prabh started his career with Unilever in India where he worked for 11.5 years. His career spanned roles in brand, sales and general management.
    In 2014, Economic Times and Spencer Stuart have featured him amongst the ‘Hottest 40 under 40’ Business leaders in India. Prabh is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and College of Business Studies, University of Delhi. He lives with his wife and twin boys in Mumbai, India.

  • Rajesh Dhuddu

    Senior Vice President, Quatrro

    Rajesh Dhuddu

    Senior Vice President, Quatrro

    Rajesh Dhuddu has 19+ years’ experience in Payments, Financial Technology (FinTech), Telecommunications & Business Process Management domains. He became a member of Quatrro’s Corporate team in the year 2010 and currently leads Market Development initiatives for Quatrro in the FinTech and Digital Payments space in India and South Asia. Under Rajesh’s able leadership, Quatrro has become a Globally accredited Third Party Processor by Visa and MasterCard and has been certified by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Rajesh has also played a pivotal role in rapid adoption of Quatrro’s services by Banks, Financial Institutions and Merchant Acquirers in India on both the Issuing and Acquiring side of the business.

  • Rajat Gandhi

    Founder & CEO, Faircent

    Rajat Gandhi

    Founder & CEO, Faircent

    A marketer, strategist, and brand builder with over 20 years of experience, Rajat Gandhi is the Founder & CEO of Faircent, India’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform. As one of the earliest Internet professionals in India, Rajat has leveraged his extensive expertise in online and digital realms to pioneer the concept of online peer-to-peer lending in India and establish Faircent as the largest P2P lending platform in the country.

    Through Faircent, Rajat has been playing a critical role in extending the benefits of financial inclusion to India’s traditionally underserved populace and democratising debt by enabling access to cheap and fast credit for borrowers including the SME/MSME segment. It also provides a new asset class to investors looking to maximise returns on their idle funds. This focus on offering greater value for all stakeholders in the lending value chain has been the key driver behind Faircent’s exponential growth.

    Rajat holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and has been involved in launching and building online portals and communities as well as e-commerce, classifieds, and digital advertising businesses for some of the leading organisations in the country. He led multiple initiatives during his time at The Times Group and was deeply involved in the launch of new portals like Timesjobs.com, Magicbricks.com, and Simplymarry.com as a founding member. Before founding Faircent in 2013, he was associated with Performics, a digital marketing agency of Chicago-based Publicis Group, as its Senior Vice President.

  • Rahul Raj

    Co-Founder & CEO, Koinex

    Rahul Raj

    Co-Founder & CEO, Koinex

    Rahul Raj is the Co-Founder and CEO of Koinex, India’s largest digital assets exchange. Rahul is an IIT Kharagpur alumnus and is passionate about working with early-stage companies. He is an emerging technology evangelist and specializes in building scalable businesses.

  • Ravi Virmani

    CEO & Founder, Credihealth

    Ravi Virmani

    CEO & Founder, Credihealth

  • Ravi Sharma

    Director-Content, Hoi Choi

    Ravi Sharma

    Director-Content, Hoi Choi

    He is the President of the Film Section of SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd and one of the supervising bodies of Hoichoi as the Director of Content.

    SVF Entertainment Pvt Ltd, previously known as Shree Venkatesh Films is a distinguished Media & Entertainment House from Eastern India with 4 National Awards to its credit. Bengal's leading Media & Entertainment house, SVF has their foot in Films, Television, Music and New Media.

    Hoichoi is an on-demand video streaming platform for Bengalis all over the World. With a library of over 500 Bengali Movies, Hoichoi also showcases exclusive Original Shows with a promise of adding new shows every month.

  • Rajeev Dhal

    Head Monetization, Dailyhunt

    Rajeev Dhal

    Head Monetization, Dailyhunt

    Rajeev is leading the revenue function at Dailyhunt, which entails monetization of ad assets through direct sales efforts and partnering with ad networks and creation of new ad assets through a robust product development & ad tech team.

    He has worked in leadership position across leading media investment planning companies like Ogilvy, JWT & Maxus. Since last 12 years he has been engaged with digital & media start-ups across a broad spectrum of consumer facing services like news & content app, e-commerce, c2c classifieds, participation TV and digital signage.

  • Richa Shrivastava

    Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Fintech,Government of Andhra Pradesh

    Richa Shrivastava

    Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Fintech,Government of Andhra Pradesh

    Richa is a wireless technology professional with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. She has worked in the Indian telecommunications industry post her graduation and has experience across various technology sub verticals. Her first assignment, as a core network operations specialist involved hands on experience of working on the telecom Core Switches Network - responsibilities ranging from integration of new equipment and understanding architectural changes to analysis of day to day business driven key performance indicators.

  • Ramakrishnan Laxman

    Head of Digital Business, ABP News Network, ABPLive.in, FilmyMonkey.com

    Ramakrishnan Laxman

    Head of Digital Business, ABP News Network, ABPLive.in, FilmyMonkey.com

    Digital management professional with 17 years experience.

    Head of Digital Business at ABP News Network, the largest TV News network in India that runs ABP News, ABP Majha and ABP Ananda, formerly (Star News, Star Majha, Star Ananda).

    Specialties: Starting up and running Digital Businesses

  • Rajnish Khare

    Head - Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media and Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank

    Rajnish Khare

    Head - Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media and Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank

    Rajnish is a senior Banking Professional, having 20 years of experience with HDFC Bank, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Reliance Retail and ICICI Bank.

    He is currently, Head Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media and Mobility Banking and is responsible for Digital, Social & Mobility Strategy for HDFC bank and inculcating Innovation as a culture & using innovation as a strategic differentiator to gain leadership position in chosen markets.

    Earlier, he was Chief Innovation Officer for Citibank and prior to that Head - Remote Banking. Digital Payments & Business Innovations, at Standard Chartered Bank, a leading UK based Bank with strong presence in Asia.

    He specializes in Digital, Mobile, Social Strategy Formulations and Execution and has a versatile domain knowledge in BFSI sector encompassing almost areas except treasury operations.

    He has extensive depth in Digital, Social, Mobile, Self Service Industry, Digital Payments, Business Innovations, Technology Space, Outsourcing Models, IT Networks set up & management and Purchase/Partner Management.

    He has been a Speaker/Panelist/Chairperson at many forums and is much sought after speaker and panelist by reputed companies, conference organisers and forums.

  • Rishi Srivastava

    Founder CEO - AARK TechAccess Pvt Ltd & Board Advisor, BOV Capital, Singapore

    Rishi Srivastava

    Founder CEO - AARK TechAccess Pvt Ltd & Board Advisor, BOV Capital, Singapore

    Rishi Srivastava is an active angel investor, advisor & operating partner to technology companies. He turned entrepreneur by founding AARK TechAccess with a vision to scale promising start up’s globally, through deep engagement on organization building, business strategy, monetization, product development & governance - with the founding teams.

    Rishi’s corporate career spans 26+ years with Multi-National Corporations in India & Asia Pacific region. He brings rich experience in general management, strategy, marketing, sales & eco-system building in technology companies, across consumer & enterprise businesses.

    In August 2013, Rishi founded AARK TechAccess Pvt Ltd, a venture that focuses on orbit changing growth for technology start up’s in Big Data/Analytics, Social & Mobile products out of India, US, Singapore & Sri Lanka. AARK TechAccess has built a robust portfolio of companies that are at different stages of growth, globally. Rishi also spends time mentoring young entrepreneurs through organizations like TiE, Tlabs and Unitus Seed Fund. He is an Independent Director on the Board of Xerox India Limited & a Board Advisor with BOV Capital, Singapore – a fund that invests in start-ups in South Asia & Sri Lanka. He also holds Board & Board advisor positions in several start up’s.

    Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Rishi worked with Microsoft Corporation for 16 years in leadership roles across India, Asia Pacific & Greater China regions. He was exposed to several executive roles in Sales, Marketing, Partnerships, Business P&L, Strategy & Product Group management within divisions of the company. He also helped run the Microsoft India Advisory Board as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman.

    Prior to Microsoft, Rishi worked at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) helping set up their channel & PC business in the country. Rishi has worked with Onida (an Associate of JVC, Japan), running sales & marketing for their consumer durables & white goods business. He started his career at National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) at their Corporate HQ, handling strategic projects.

    Rishi has a Post Graduate Certificate in International Marketing from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Birla Institute of Management Technology. Rishi and his wife, Tanuja reside in Gurgaon with their two children, Rhea (20 yrs) & Aryan (15 yrs.)

  • Raj Chowdhury

    Managing Director, HashCash Consultants

    Raj Chowdhury

    Managing Director, HashCash Consultants

    Raj Chowdhury is the Managing Director of Hashcash Consultants.

    During his tenure at ICICI Bank, as Technology Innovation Head, Raj pioneered the first interbank Trade Finance and Remittance implementations of Blockchain Technology between ICICI Bank in India and Emirates NBD in UAE. Chowdhury is an eminent voice on Blockchain and Crypto-currencies globally and actively engages with policy makers in this area. He is a contributor to Economic Times, Business World and advises industry leaders in adoption of Blockchain.

  • Rajat Gupta

    Head-Growth Marketing, Times Internet

    Rajat Gupta

    Head-Growth Marketing, Times Internet

    Growth Marketing function centrally for all of Times Internet Ltd. In his current role, he is instrumental in setting up TIL to 400 million users by 2020. Prior to that he has worked at Ogilvy, Line Messaging Corporation. Entrepreneur from heart he has started ventures in past and one was funded by Hindustan Times. Rajat believes in keeping things simple in growth process and likes to avoid latest buzzwords doing the rounds.

  • Salil Kapoor

    Managing Director – India, HOOQ

    Salil Kapoor

    Managing Director – India, HOOQ

    Accomplished executive with broad based experience of over two decades. Proactive, adaptive and energetic team leader known for his ability to innovate, envision and create successful outcomes in complex and highly competitive business situations.

    Diverse functional expertise with proven track record of successfully developing and leading multidisciplinary teams with tenacious commitment to profit and market share growth.

  • Sameer Pitalwalla

    CEO & Co-Founder, Culture Machine

    Sameer Pitalwalla

    CEO & Co-Founder, Culture Machine

    Sameer Pitalwalla, co-founded Culture Machine in early 2013 along with Venkat Prasad with a vision to use technology and storytelling that can help build and create great media brands that people love.

    Prior to the inception of Culture Machine, Sameer headed the digital media business at Disney India and has also been the one responsible to setup and build the digital video business at the Times of India Group.

  • Sunil Aggarwal

    Author, Bitcoin Magnet & Advisor,Simpal & Signzy

    Sunil Aggarwal

    Author, Bitcoin Magnet & Advisor,Simpal & Signzy

    1.A Philosopher-Entrepreneur 2. Director, Trustmachines Private Limited that is a Blockchain education company 3. Author of "Bitcoin Magnet", first comprehensive Blockchain book from India 4. First in India to teach a credit course on Bitcoin and Blockchain Applications in a university campus. 5. Blockchain Advisor to SIMPAL PORTAL PTY. LTD, a Sydney based manufacturing and logistics platform 6. Blockchain Advisor to SIGNZY, an AI-driven digital trust building company 7. Strategic Advisor to STARTEREUM, a multi-city accelerator project being run by Startup Tunnel in collaboration with FORGE Accelerator, SWAN ANGEL NETWORK with support from HEADSTART, Bangalore. 8. Producer-Director of a blockchain-dedicated Youtube Channel, Moneyframes TV sponsored by GENESIS MINING, a world leader in crypto-currency mining space 9. Worked in academics for 14 years teaching & researching Political Science & International Relations; Associate Fellow at IIAS, Shimla in 2010 and 2011. 10. Actively engaged in startup space for 6 years 11. Specialization in writing White Papers. Has worked on five white papers as of now. 12. Admin of one of the world’s largest blockchain knowledge community "Moneyframes: A Blockchain Venture" comprising around 1900 members since 5th Jan, 2016

  • Sanchita Johri

    Group Digital Marketing Lead, Johnson & Johnson

    Sanchita Johri

    Group Digital Marketing Lead, Johnson & Johnson

  • Sanjay Rakesh

    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

    Sanjay Rakesh

    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

  • Srinivas Jain

    Executive Director - Strategy and International Business, SBI Mutual Fund

    Srinivas Jain

    Executive Director - Strategy and International Business, SBI Mutual Fund

    Srinivas Jain has over 21 years of experience in financial services of which over 17 years has been in asset management. Srinivas has been associated with SBI Funds Management since 2001. Prior to which he has been associated with Birla Sunlife Asset Management Company and Kotak Securities ltd.

    Srinivas Jain, is executive director and chief marketing officer for SBI Funds Management, He joined SBI Funds Management in 2001 and took over as Chief Marketing officer in Feb 2005. He is over all responsible for Strategy, Global business development, Product development and Digital initiatives for the Organization.

    He is a commerce graduate from Bangalore University with a cost accounting background. He is in charge of overall development of strategy and global business development for SBI funds management private limited.

  • Shamsuddin Jasani

    MD, Isobar India

    Shamsuddin Jasani

    MD, Isobar India

    Shams, as he is fondly known, has been in the digital industry for close to 16 years across agencies such as Hungama, Mediaturf and Apnaloan, before launching Isobar in India in 2008. Since then he has grown the agency from a zero to over 25 million dollars in billing and led the agency to win 4 Agency of the Year awards in 2012, 2014& 2015.

    He’s been named an A-Lister on Campaign India’s top 500 people in advertising and marketing list and has featured on e4m's Impact Magazine’s Digital Power100 list last two years in a row. He was also voted by brand equity as one of media's valued players by brand equity across media's. He is one of the few people who has an experience as a Media Owner, agency and client.

  • Shaili Chopra

    Founder, SheThePeople.TV

    Shaili Chopra

    Founder, SheThePeople.TV

    Shaili Chopra is the founder of SheThePeople.TV, India’s no.1 digital media platform for women, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting their stories, to Empower, Engage and Elevate their efforts. It has reached over 15 million women through its online and offline network.

    Shaili received the Vital Voices Fellowship for 2017. Won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Entrepreneur.com. Beyond Diversity Foundation also felicitated her with the Woman of Influence Award 2017 for her work with SheThePeople. Shaili was announced one of India’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising by IMPACT Magazine.

  • Shrutika Verma Tandon

    Lead – Startup Team, HT Mint

    Shrutika Verma Tandon

    Lead – Startup Team, HT Mint

  • Shuchita Baranwal

    Head of Design Consumer Products ,OYO Rooms

    Shuchita Baranwal

    Head of Design Consumer Products ,OYO Rooms

    Shuchita, an accomplished UX designer has spent most of her career helping bring design thinking in startups and in the process create amazing products .Currently, she heads Consumer product design for OYO who are in a mission to redefine how technology can disrupt and create memorable stay experiences. Apart from managing fast-paced organisational demand in startups ,she has experience of not only effectively design and build engaging and elegant user experiences but also helped build and mentor design teams.

    She has previously worked with housing.com, jabong.com, makemytrip.com and Adobe.She believes everyone needs to live and play across multiple skill-sets in the increasingly complex world of product design to help bring quality experience to customers. Apart from work she enjoys yoga, exploring new places to eat and listening to music.

  • Sandeep Goenka

    Co-founder, Zebpay Entrepreneur and Cryptocurrency evangelist

    Sandeep Goenka

    Co-founder, Zebpay Entrepreneur and Cryptocurrency evangelist

    Sandeep Goenka is co-founder of Zebpay, India’s leading bitcoin exchange. He’s a Certified Bitcoin Professional by C4, USA. He’s a member of YPO. Zebpay emerged as winners among global bitcoin companies at CoinAgenda 2014, Las Vegas. It is India’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange. Zebpay has crossed 1 million users.Sandeep is repeatedly quoted by media on his views on cryptocurrencies.

    If you search for ‘what is bitcoin’ on Youtube, Sandeep’s video is among the top videos. He writes aggressively on social media on global finance, economy, investments and of course bitcoins. He’s also member of LetsVenture.com, India’s leading tech funding platform. He has been voted as one of top angel investors in India by Inc42.

  • Saurabh Agrawal

    Co-founder, Zebpay

    Saurabh Agrawal

    Co-founder, Zebpay

    A businessman and an Entrepreneur

    Saurabh Agrawal is co-founder and CEO of Zebpay, India’s biggest bitcoin exchange. Zebpay emerged as winners among global bitcoin companies at CoinAgenda 2014, Las Vegas. Zebpay app has been downloaded more than 1 million times. He did his MBA from Cardiff University, UK. He started shaadiinfo.com in 1999 and had raised funding at a time when angel funding was unheard of.

    In 2002, he morphed it into Red Events, a wedding management company. He grew Red Events to one of India’s top event management and award winning company. Five of his events have been profiled on CNBC-TV18. Platinum member of EEMA- events and entertainment management association.

    He is co-founder of Green leaves Management, which manages premier venues across Ahmedabad and Alpine holdings, a real estate company.

  • Sohni Kaur

    Public Policy Manager, Netflix

    Sohni Kaur

    Public Policy Manager, Netflix

  • Shikha Mehra

    Senior Research Assosiate, OP Jindal University & Cryptocurrency Expert

    Shikha Mehra

    Senior Research Assosiate, OP Jindal University & Cryptocurrency Expert

    After pursuing her undergraduate degree in Economics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, Shikha completed her LLB and LLM from the Jindal Global Law School, specializing in Tax Law. After a 3-year stint in corporate law practice and policy work at the IICA (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs), she now holds a faculty position at Jindal Global Law School, designing and delivering courses on Tax and Property Law. She has also been actively speaking and writing on topics such as taxation in the digital economy and application of OECD (BEPS) guidelines to the Indian context. She is an active speaker and trainer with recent engagements including tax training on GST to State Civil Service Officers in India & at the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries).

    Shikha, co-founder of MainChain, Research & Consulting is a prominent figure in the Blockchain & Crypto Currency network. She's on the advisory panel to IAMAI’s (Internet and Mobile Association of India) subcommittee on crypto currency and blockchain. She is also part of a global multi-stakeholder committee; a joint collaboration between Vienna University, Austria and NET (new economy taxation) which explores how businesses and tax administrations around the world are reacting to and managing the disruptive effect of new and emerging business models and blockchain technology in Asia. As as subject expert, she is actively involved in the crypto-ecosystem as a writer and speaker, engaging with businesses, consumers and revenue officials on the conceptual, technological and regulatory evolution of Crypto Currencies and the underlying Distributed Ledger Technology.

  • Suhas Bendre

    Director, Cognizant Interactive, Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Suhas Bendre

    Director, Cognizant Interactive, Cognizant Technology Solutions

    A well-known leader, evangelist in Design industry with overall 26 years in design industry. He is Experience Design Lead- Cognizant Digital Business, India.

    A founding member of Cognizant Interactive Design and lead incubation of design services like user experience, accessibility, web development, digital production, mobility, web analytics, video animation, space design which are value stream of Cognizant Digital Business. Known as the people leader from design with exception design business operations ability firmly believes that individual wins matches but teams win championship

    He has also evangelized design at public forum for top universities leadership, Digital industry players in India and Abroad. He vision and focus is to push digital design career mainstream in India as equivalent to favorites if not more.

  • Sathvik Vishwanath

    Co-Founder & CEO,Unocoin

    Sathvik Vishwanath

    Co-Founder & CEO, Unocoin

    Sathvik Vishwanath, an MBA graduate from Melbourne Business School, is now a successful entrepreneur and has always put his heart into innovative and disruptive technology!

    His business journey started with VentureNext in 2008, which was involved with custom scripting for the businesses in the virtual world called SecondLife. After being acquainted with bitcoin in 2013, his next venture CoinMonk Ventures aimed at bringing Bitcoin awareness to the public and organized the Global Bitcoin Conference in Dec 2013 - the first ever Bitcoin conference in India. At the conference, he launched a bitcoin buy/sell service called Unocoin.com which specializes in providing Bitcoin services that include bitcoin storage, buying, selling, merchant gateway and PoS app that is offering the benefits of no volatility risk, 0% transaction fee and no chargebacks.

    With the mission of Bringing Bitcoin to Billions, Unocoin is evolving rapidly with more than 1,000,000 users and is bringing the advantages of blockchain technology to the critical masses following the self-regulated standards which have now become the model for the bitcoin industry in India. The company was recently funded by Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group, Draper’s Boost VC, Blume Ventures, Funders Club, Future Perfect Ventures and Mumbai Angels that is helping the company to move towards its vision of Making Money Simple at an accelerated pace.

  • Tina Singh

    CDO, Mahindra Finance Services

    Tina Singh

    CDO, Mahindra Finance

    Throughout her career, Tina has launched and managed businesses focusing on digital as key lever of growth

    Tina is an Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She started her career in advertising but then quickly shifted to financial services. She managed the digital banking portfolio at ICICI Bank till recently moving on to the challenging world of NBFC's catering to customers in rural India.

    Currently, Tina is the Chief Digital Officer at Mahindra Finance and its subsidiaries, where she evangelizes and leads implementation of digital technologies – Automation, Advanced Analytics, India Stack, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence. She has a special focus on Blockchain as an enabler and game changer and is working on multiple Blockchain projects.

    She is also responsible for scouting for and investing in fintech start-ups that can take financial inclusion to the last mile.

  • Tanmay Modi

    CEO, ScreenRoot

    Tanmay Modi

    CEO, ScreenRoot

    Tanmay Modi is the Chief Executive at ScreenRoot, a specialist interaction design firm based in Goa.

    Tanmay has over 15 years’ experience in providing knowledge-based services to enterprise clients. He has consulted for smart grid applications, distribution utilities, defence, and institutional finance businesses across Europe and Africa.

    At ScreenRoot, Tanmay has partnered industry-leading companies across banking, capital markets, micro-finance, healthcare, insurance and brand eCommerce to define their digital strategy through a device-agnostic UX-centred approach.

    Tanmay believes the entrepreneurial energy in India can be harnessed to create many Chandrayaan-like successes. He believes a focus on UX design will significantly increase the frequency of such indigenous yet global achievements. He evangelizes UX for it to shed its repute as a craft reserved only for specialist practitioners.

  • Uday Sodhi

    Executive Vice – President and Head, Sony Pictures Networks

    Uday Sodhi

    Executive Vice – President and Head, Digital Business

    Uday Sodhi has been heading the digital and new media business at SPN for the SonyLIV platform since 2014.

    At SPN Uday is responsible for driving the video-on-demand (VOD) platform’s growth trajectory and revenue streams of the new media initiatives by broadening the networks’ horizons to digital and mobile businesses.

    Uday has over 24 years of experience across varied broadcast and digital business verticals. Prior to joining SPN, he was the founding CEO of HeadHonchos.com, one of India’s leading online career portals for senior professionals since its launch in October 2010. Uday has spent the last 14 years of his career in various internet and new media related businesses. Having worked in various capacities across these business verticals, Uday has played an integral role in some of India’s leading organizations such as Rediff.com, Net4India, Balaji Telefilms amongst others, where he led the marketing, strategy and business development teams.

  • Vaibhav Parikh

    Partner – Nishith Desai Associates

    Vaibhav Parikh

    Partner – Nishith Desai Associates

    Mr. Vaibhav Parikh is an Electronics Engineer and a Lawyer. He is the head of Bangalore office of the multi-skilled, research-based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (www.nishithdesai.com). He also heads the Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Cyrptocurrency and blockchain practice groups. He is a member of firm’s executive committee.

    He has a wide range of experience in corporate and technology transactions. He has advised several private equity and venture capital funds in their investments, specifically in e-commerce, technology, media and life sciences industry. He also has significant experience in M&A transactions including advising on one of the India’s largest e-commerce transaction.

    As part of the firm’s Cyrptocurrency and blockchain practice, he led the team engaged by the industry association to frame self-regulations for the sector based on international best practices. He has also been involved in advising the leading Cyrptocurrency exchanges in India, and has been quoted in leading financial dailies on the subject.

    He has been passionately involved in setting up operations and raising finance for several start-up companies. He works closely with TiE, IVCA and NASSCOM to help government on startup policy.

  • Sai Narayan

    Associate Director & Head of Marketing, Paisabazaar.com

    Sai Narayan

    Associate Director & Head of Marketing, Paisabazaar.com

    As Associate Director & Head of Marketing, Sai is responsible for leading the Brand, Marketing & Social Media efforts at Policybazaar.com & Paisabazaar.com. He carries more than a decade’s experience across Brand Management, Advertising, Digital Marketing, Social Media and PR functions. Prior to joining Policybazaar, he had worked within marketing and brand management roles at leading insurance companies, Max Life insurance and Aviva India. During the early part of his career, he has also worked with leading advertising agencies like JWT and Publicis India.

  • Vishwajeet Parashar

    Head Marketing, Bajaj Capital

    Vishwajeet Parashar

    Head Marketing, Bajaj Capital

  • Viren Prasad Shetty

    SVP - Strategy and Planning, Narayana Healthcare

    Viren Prasad Shetty

    SVP - Strategy and Planning, Narayana Healthcare

    Viren Shetty has spent many years building institutions that deliver high quality affordable healthcare and working on healthcare policy that addresses challenges faced by developing nations. He is an Executive Director & SVP of Strategy at Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd.

    His past roles have included stints in hospital design, construction, supply chain management, business development, investor relations and information technology. Virden has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters.

  • Vineet Chaturvedi

    Co-founder, Edureka

    Vineet Chaturvedi

    Co-founder, Edureka

  • Wendy Hogan

    Customer Experience & Marketing Strategy Director,APAC,Oracle Corporation

    Wendy Hogan

    Customer Experience & Marketing Strategy Director,APAC,Oracle Corporation

    Wendy Hogan is Customer Experience & Marketing Strategy Director for APAC Customer Experience at Oracle Corporation. With almost twenty years of business leadership experience, Wendy applies her knowledge from driving transformation projects, adapting to disruption and change management to educate and guide businesses on how to become data-driven and customer-centric.

    Based in Singapore since 2010, Wendy was previously VP & MD APAC for CBS Interactive and remains an active industry proponent, serving as a founding member of The Marketing Society SEA, as a member of the I-Com Advisory Board, and as founder of SWIMMA, an invitation-only learning network. Wendy also currently serves as a non-executive director for two businesses focused on influencer marketing and dynamic content delivery, VisualAmplifiers.com and Mediabeach.com.

  • Yashish Dahiya

    CEO, PolicyBazaar

    Yashish Dahiya

    CEO, PolicyBazaar

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