Keynote Speakers

  • SHRI. RS Sharma

    Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

    SHRI RS Sharma

    Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

     

  • Smt. Aruna Sundararajan

    Chairman DCC & Secretary (T), DoT

    Smt. Aruna Sundararajan

    Chairman DCC & Secretary (T), DoT

  • Shri. Neeraj Gupta

    Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission of India

    Shri. Neeraj Gupta

    Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission of India

    Shri Neeraj Kumar Gupta is a 1982 batch IAS Officer. He has been currently appointed as an Information Commissioner to Central Information Commission of India. He had earlier held the post of the Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Ministry of Finance. In his capacity as a Secretary of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management he handled the management of Government of India investments for capital efficiency and returns on investment in Central Public Sector Enterprises. He worked also served as the Chairman, National Task Force for Promotion of Digital and Cashless Economy, Government of India and successfully lead Policies for capital, business n financial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and Strategic disinvestment of CPSEs.

  • Abhiraj Bhal

    Co-Founder, UrbanClap

    Abhiraj Bhal

    Co-Founder, UrbanClap

    Abhiraj is responsible for operations and service provider on-boarding at UrbanClap, he was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, advising fortune 500 companies across India, Germany and South East Asia. He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

    When not busy at the UrbanClap, Abhiraj enjoys immersing himself in interesting experiences be it running marathons, sky-diving in Spain, scuba diving in the Andamans or cooking his wife Urvi's favourite dish.

  • Deep Kalra

    Chairman & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip

    Deep Kalra

    Chairman & 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.

    Deep served as the President of TiE Delhi Chapter from 2013 to 2016 and continues to serve as an active board member. He is the Vice Chairman of IAMAI and a member of Nasscom's Internet Council. Deep is also closely involved with leading industry bodies like CII and FICCI as part of their Travel & Tourism sub-committees. He is one of the founders of Ashoka University and serves on their governing body. A believer in citizens effort, he is a founding member of 'I am Gurgaon'—an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.

    Deep has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year—Business Transformation (2011), and as the most powerful Digital influencer in India (2012) by KPMG. TTG Asia awarded him Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards.

    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 degree from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. His interests include swimming, yoga, adventure sports, quizzing and travelling.

  • Yashish Dahiya

    Co-Founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar

    Yashish Dahiya, Co-founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar.com Group of Companies

    Policybazaar.com, Paisabazaar.com, docprime.com, Policybazaar.ae

    Yashish Dahiya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of PolicyBazaar.com Group of Companies. He strongly believes that customers in India need more financial cover for death, disease, disabilities and that the long-term profitability of the insurance industry depends upon how well the industry is focussed on these three factors. With that, he has built Policybazaar.com into a 2,000-crore plus insurance marketplace within a short span of 10 years.

    Under his leadership, the group company started PaisaBazaar.com, an online financial marketplace for investment and lending products in 2014. Today, Paisabazaar.com is India's largest online financial marketplace for loans and credit cards, disbursing loans worth Rs 6,500 crore annually to more than 450 cities and towns.

    With the backing of a host of investors, Yashish has now set his sight on transforming the healthcare industry overall with the launch of Docprime.com. This new venture aims to redefine the way India seeks quality medical services and thereby make health services accessible, available and affordable to masses.

    Before starting his entrepreneurial journey with PolicyBazaar.com, he was the Managing Director of ebookers.com, a leading pan-European online travel distributor, which was also an FTSE 250 company listed on Nasdaq. Yashish was also a management consultant with Bain & Co. in their London office. Yashish holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, and an MBA from INSEAD.

    Yashish likes to spend his spare time outdoors, he's the current masters national champion in swimming and is the fifth fastest Ironman from India across all ages.

  • Dilip RS

    Country Manager, Alexa Skills

    Dilip RS

    Country Manager, Alexa Skills

    Dilip leads the Alexa Skills business for India, spearheading partnerships with brands, agencies as well as Indian developers to expand the number and quality of engaging voice experiences on Alexa. Dilip joined Amazon in November 2012 and in these six years, he has held multiple positions from business development to product management managing their deals, events, affiliates and other strategic partnerships and has been fortunate to witness the growth of the e-commerce industry from the front seat. Before joining Amazon, he has worked with InMobi and Johnson & Johnson in brand marketing and sales roles. You will hear him speak about how Alexa is as Indian as it gets and how she is not going to be a visiting American who is going to come to India for a few days and go back.

  • Viren Shetty

    Executive Director, Narayana Health

    Viren Shetty

    Executive Director, Narayana Health

    Viren Shetty has spent several years building institutions that deliver high quality affordable healthcare in India and abroad. He is an Executive Director and SVP of Strategy at Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd and has worked in hospital design, construction, supply chain management, business development, clinical operations, and investor relations. Viren 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.

  • Rajan Anandan

    Chairman IAMAI & Managing Director, Google India

    Rajan Anandan

    Chairman IAMAI & Managing Director, Google India

    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.

  • Kunal Shah

    Founder, CRED, FreeCharge

    Kunal Shah

    Founder, CRED, FreeCharge

  • Aprameya Radhakrishna

    Founder & CEO, Vokal

    Aprameya Radhakrishna

    Founder & CEO, Vokal

  • Sunder Madakshira

    Head of Marketing, Adobe

    Sunder Madakshira

    Head of Marketing, Adobe

    Sunder Madakshira is the new Head of Marketing for Adobe, India.

    Sunder has held leadership roles for over 20 years in sales and marketing functions at SAP, WIPRO, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever and VISA. His experience spans all aspects of marketing including product marketing, corporate branding, demand generation, PR, corporate social responsibility, government relations and talent branding.

    He is a recognized marketing thought leader and speaker at industry forums in India such as ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM and CII. He was recognized amongst "The Most Influential Marketing Leaders" at the World Marketing Congress, Mumbai in November 2016. In addition, he was recognized as The Marketing Thought Leader by the Stars of the Industry Awards constituted by the ABP Group in February 2014.

  • Gaurav Choudhury

    Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol

    Gaurav Choudhury

    Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol

    Gaurav is currently the Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol.com, Network 18's flagship digital destination for news, information and data on markets, finance, policy, and political economy among others.

    In his current role, Gaurav drives the daily news operations for policy, government affairs and macroeconomics for Moneycontrol.com based in Delhi. He has been with Network 18 since 2016. He can be seen regularly on CNN-News 18 in television discussions on political economy, policy and business- related issues.

    Gaurav joined Network 18 from Hindustan Times, where he served for more than a decade in various roles, including as the Economics Editor.

    He has been a professional journalist for more than 21 years. Gaurav is a trained economist with a Master's in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. He graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University with an honours in Economics.

    He is passionate about Assam and the Brahmaputra river that nourishes his native state in Northeast India.

    He tweets at @gauravchoudhury

Speakers

  • Girish Venkataraman

    Director – HR, Ola

    Girish Venkataraman

    Director – HR, Ola

    Girish currently heads Global Rewards, Performance and HR Operations for Ola Group and also heads human resources for Ola Financial Services and corporate functions in Ola.

    Girish has held various leadership roles and designed and implemented high impact work practices in Marquee Organisations like Vodafone, Reliance, Aon Hewitt and Nestle. He brings in diverse perspectives having worked in consulting and across various consumer industries. Girish has led multiple centres of excellence like Rewards, Performance Management, Talent and Leadership Development and HR Operations and his work has won many accolades in various national and international forums

    Girish is also an executive coach and has successfully coached many senior leaders across organisations. He is passionate about unlocking human potential and bringing personal and professional enrichment to their lives.

  • Apala Lahiri Chavan

    President – Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia, Human Factors International

    Apala Lahiri Chavan

    President – Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia, Human Factors International

    Apala is a world-renowned expert on cross-cultural design, innovation and UX strategy across digital and physical design requirements. Her innovative and pioneering techniques have benefitted global giants such as HP Labs, Siemens, Adidas, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, NCR, SBSA, Haier, Samsung and Intel, among others. She is also recepient of the International Audi Design Award. Her passion is to envision how user experience can be a change agent using digital channels. She is also fascinated by changes in user experience across time and space.

    Apala is a dynamic and creative instructor and author. Her keynote talks on contextual innovation, ecosystem research, internationalization, future of UX and designing for emerging markets have received acclaim in USA, Canada, Europe, India, and China.

    She has developed a vast array of user research techniques such as Bollywood Method, Bizarre Bazaar, and Funky Facilitator to help understand user experience in diverse cultural and economic environments.

    Apala also specializes in creating UX strategy for organizations that are looking at creating breakthrough user experience for their customers and other stakeholders.
    Apala has been with HFI since 1999 as Managing Director, HFI India, and VP, HFI Asia, Chief Oracle and Innovator and Chief Design and Delivery Officer before assuming her current role.

    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. She was invited to speak on User Experience Design and AI at the AI for Good conference, 2017 organised by the United Nations. Her articles ' User Research vs Market Research' and 'The Washing Machine that ate the Sari' regularly appear in top 10 UX articles related international lists. Her model of the future 'No Waiting' was selected for publication in the World Future Society journal.

    Apala has also been the Vice Chair for Local Chapters, ACM SIGCHI and served as member of ACM Interactions Advisory Board

    Follow her @FuturistApala.

  • Raghav Gupta

    Director, India, and APAC, Coursera

    Raghav Gupta

    Director, India, and APAC, Coursera

    Raghav leads India and APAC business of Coursera. He is responsible for growing Coursera's consumer and enterprise business in the region, and thereby bringing the world's best education to learners. In this role, Raghav is responsible for driving impactful partnerships with leading corporate and government institutions.

    Raghav has 20 years of experience across consumer, internet, and management consulting industries in India, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Previously, Raghav was India Country Manager at BlaBlaCar, an inter-city carpooling service. By partnering with the company's founders, Raghav successfully launched BlaBlaCar in India in early 2015. As a management consultant for 15 years, Raghav led the Retail Practice of Strategy& (erstwhile Booz & Co.) in India, and served as President of Technopak Advisors (a leading consulting firm in consumer facing industries).

    Raghav holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, and is a recipient of the INSEAD Syngenta Scholarship for Emerging Country Leadership.

  • Ishan Gupta

    Managing Director, Udacity, India.

    Ishan Gupta

    Managing Director, Udacity, India.

    Udacity is democratizing education to make it affordable and accessible for people around the world to get the jobs they want to improve their lives. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with operations in China, Germany, India, Brazil and the UK, Udacity provides online education to millions of students in collaboration with top employers including Google, Facebook, AT&T, IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, Mercedes, Didi Chuxing, FlipKart and more.

    The company's Nanodegree program, a credential built and backed by industry, is designed to give students the skills they need to be in demand for the global workforce. The company offers Nanodegree programs across a range of subjects including self-driving cars, virtual reality development, AI engineering, machine learning, web and mobile development, and data analytics.

    Ishan's role in Udacity as the Managing Director for India is to build a strong team, launch more India-focused courses and take the Indian business to new heights.

    Ishan was until end of 2016, the Vice President(Business) at Paytm (India's largest mobile commerce company, valued at $6Bn). Before that, he was running EduKart in India, which he had founded in 2011. The company went on to become the largest education marketplace of India. The team at EduKart was acqui-hired by Paytm in early 2016.

    Ishan has earlier worked at Facebook as a growth manager for India, founded an education company and established a corporate development division for a telco services company. He did his engineering from University of Delhi and MBA from Stanford University, California, USA.

    Besides that, Ishan has published a book on entrepreneurship titled "Make the Move- Demystifying Entrepreneurship" and has spoken on topics of entrepreneurship and ed-tech at various prestigious venues in India and outside.

  • Haja Sheriff

    Lead-Business Development, Alexa Skills

    Haja Sheriff

    Lead-Business Development, Alexa Skills

    Haja Sheriff leads the Business Development for Alexa Skills in India. Haja has been with Amazon for more than 3 years, and prior to working in Alexa, spent time in Singapore leading AWS Marketplace. He has spent his last 24 plus years between Singapore where he managed Asia Pacific businesses and in India for Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. He cofounded a startup before he moved to Amazon. He is a firm believer that that the Voice revolution is not about "If" but "when".

  • Krishna Kumar

    Founder & CEO, Simplilearn

    Krishna Kumar

    Founder & CEO, Simplilearn

    A serial entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience in Information Technology, Mr. Kumar has a successful track record of building new ventures. He imagined the need for constant reskilling and lifelong learning way before it got established as the only way for professional advancement.

    Simplilearn's humble beginning as a blog to one of the largest global player in professional certification training is a testimony of his vision, grit and execution.

    It is his passion for learning and doing things differently that honored him as one of the most influential business leaders. He was awarded the CEO of the year in 2016 by The CEO Magazine and was identified as Fortune 40 Under 40 leader three years in a row. He was also part of Economic Times 40 under 40 business leader.

    Before Simplilearn, he was Co-founder & COO of TechUnified that got acquired by a public listed company, Org informatics Ltd, in Feb 2007.

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tukrishna/?originalSubdomain=in

  • Yuvaraj Srivastava

    Group CHRO, MakeMyTrip

    Yuvaraj Srivastava

    Group CHRO, MakeMyTrip

    Yuvaraj is the Group Chief Human Resource Officer of MakeMyTrip, GoIbibo and RedBus and is responsible for the Human resource function of all these three entities. He has worked in the organisations like PepsiCo, Oberoi group of Hotels, Asian Paints and Indian Armed forces in various capacities.

    He has been recognized by various professional bodies for his contribution in the HR field, "LinkedIn Power Profiles of India – 2016" by LinkedIn, "100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders" -2015 by CHRO Asia Forum of World HRD Congress, "Most Influential HR Leaders in India by World CHRO forum in 2017 and "World's Greatest CHRO -2017 by AsiaOne, in 2017 at Dubai, are few of them.

    Yuvaraj is also a Member of Advisory Committee of Central Board of Film Certification of Govt of India.
    He is passionate about Coaching, OD and learning & development and has been accredited as certified trainer for various courses and programs.

    Yuvaraj is an MBA in HR from IMT Ghaziabad and graduate in Industrial Psychology from University of Allahabad. He loves indulging in freewheeling discussion and debate on Indian political system, likes old Indian melodies and spends his spare time watching talk shows.

  • Udit Srivastava

    Director of Technology, OLX Group

    Udit Srivastava

    Director of Technology, OLX Group

    Udit is the Director of Technology and heads the Software Development in India for OLX Group contributing to building the global OLX platform for 40+ countries.

    He comes with a rich background of working on large e-commerce platforms - notably Amazon and Snapdeal. At Snapdeal, he headed and built their supply-chain platform. His last stint was working as Head of Technology & Product for Industrybuying.com, a B2B e-commerce startup.

    He likes to discuss and keep learning about distributed systems - their design and management. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, his toddler daughter keeps him engaged and amused.

  • Gautam Mehra

    Chief Data Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, South Asia

    Gautam Mehra

    Chief Data Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, South Asia

    Gautam has been a veteran in the digital Advertising domain for nearly two decades. From introducing the industry to the concept of an end to end web solutions firm, with Sigel WebSolutions, to founding the full service digital agency Ultraviolet Digital Solutions, Gautam has done it all. In his former role, he headed the Social Media Business for iProspect India, India's leading Digital Performance Agency. He has been instrumental in developing the agency's relationship with Facebook and has worked on building the digital best practices for some of India's marquee brands like ICICI Bank, AegonLife and General Motors, to name a few. He is currently Chief Data Officer for the Dentsu Aegis Network - South Asia, India's Second Largest Marketing Communications Group wherein he is spearheading the data story for the Group in the region. When Gautam is not in office, he is usually hacking his own home network, doing a weekend coding project or teaching his nephew computer science.

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gautamm

    Twitter Handle: @DigitalTwister

  • Pradyot Ghate

    VP-Partnerships & Payments, Zomato

    Pradyot Ghate

    VP-Partnerships & Payments, Zomato

    Pradyot currently leads the product partnerships and payments for Zomato across 24 countries. Over the last 5 years at Zomato, he led multiple product teams that launched and scaled global products such as Zomato Order and Zomato Gold. Before joining Zomato, Pradyot was a consultant for 7 years and advised clients in banking and financial services sector on strategy and project management.

  • Sreeraman Thiagarajan

    Co-founder, Agrahyah Technologies

    Sreeraman Thiagarajan

    Co-founder, Agrahyah Technologies

    Sreeraman is the co-founder of software company Agrahyah Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Which builds a suite of products for voice (aawaz.com) and web platforms ground up in Indian vernacular languages aimed at empowering non-English internet users. He was formerly Vice President of Digital Marketing at Publicis India.

  • Hari TN

    Head HR, BigBasket

    Hari TN

    Head HR, BigBasket

    TN Hari is an advisor and sounding board to numerous young entrepreneurs and startups. He is also a Strategic Advisor at 'Fundamentum', which is a homegrown growth phase VC fund set up by Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal. Hari also heads HR at BigBasket.

    He has studied at IIT & IIM and worked at an executive level with multiple start-ups/scale-ups and has been through four successful exits in different industries (Daksh, Virtusa, Amba Research, TaxiForSure).

    His passion is in scaling organizations through clear thinking and relentless execution. He writes regularly on LinkedIn. LinkedIn identified him as the one of the Top Voices in India for three years in a row (2016, 2017, and 2018).

    He has Co-authored three books. The last two books were "Cut the Crap and Jargon – Lessons from the Startup Trenches" was published by Penguin; and "Cutting the Gordian Knot – India's Quest for Prosperity" was published by Bloomsbury.

  • Sohan Maheshwar

    Alexa Developer Evangelist, Amazon

    Sohan Maheshwar

    Alexa Developer Evangelist, Amazon

    Sohan is an Alexa Evangelist at Amazon. His role involves inspiring and helping developers build incredible voice experiences using Alexa. He was a part of the Alexa launch in India which has seen developers build over 20,000 skills in a short span of time. Sohan has earlier worked as a developer evangelist for Gupshup and InMobi and has spoken at conferences around the world.

  • Manohar Hotchandani

    GM, Alexa Voice Systems

    Manohar Hotchandani

    GM, Alexa Voice Systems

    Manohar leads Alexa Voice Service business in Amazon focusing on establishing an ecosystem of 3rd party voice lead device partners/OEM's/apps for Alexa in India. He works on expanding Alexa footprint across cross sections of market segments which include Audio, Video and Smart TV, Smart Homes, Computing and across various IOT devices covering homes and business. This includes plans to not only cover new devices but also expand Alexa to retrofit existing devices like set top boxes, purifiers etc.

    Prior to Amazon Alexa, Manohar served in variety of senior management roles across technology, Cloud, Business development, Alliances and people management in companies like Microsoft, AT&T and Lucent Technologies.

    His aspiration is to be relevant to Billion Indians and enable them with voice as the new interface for communication in India. In his free time Manohar works to give back to society and is an advisory member for S.P.Jain and Sneh Foundation which looks after the elderly health.

  • Raj Rao

    Associate Director, Pandit Ventures (Ganesha Speaks)

    Raj Rao

    Associate Director, Pandit Ventures (Ganesha Speaks)

    Raj Rao is a practicing Vedic Astrologer for the past 15 years. He is a serial entrepreneur having created and sold several businesses in the Technology Space including RealityWeb India Pvt Ltd., Biz Incubator India Pvt Ltd and Astrology India Pvt Ltd. Raj Rao has Post Graduate Degrees in Commerce, International Business and Logistics. Raj Rao is a certified AWS Solutions Architect and has helped several Startup companies in migrating to the AWS Cloud. He has been a user of AWS Services since 2008.

  • Rajat Tyagi

    Chief Information Officer, PVR

    Rajat Tyagi

    Chief Information Officer, PVR

    Rajat Tyagi, CIO at PVR Ltd. has over 20 years of experience leading IT and business in Media, Technology, Telecommunication and Banking Industry. He is an MBA from IIM (Lucknow) and Engineer from DCE (Delhi). Currently as head of IT, he is driving the new initiatives in Digital IT space, to enhance customer experience in movie exhibition, and empower customers and employees with mobile, web and in-store technologies to simplify and automate their tasks. Prior to PVR, Rajat had led the Response-IT for Bennett Coleman & Co, the largest media house in India, leading the SAP for Advertising Business, and Pre-Press function. Rajat has also spearheaded the Mobile Money technologies both at Infosys and at Airtel as head of Airtel Money wallet technology across India and Africa. Earlier at Standard Chartered bank, he drove the automation and STP (Straight through processing) in transaction processing, payments and corporate banking.

  • Siddharth Kapoor

    Brand Head, Dish TV

    Siddharth Kapoor

    Brand Head, Dish TV

    Spearheads Brand strategy, media, marketing & subscriber communication for Dish TV.

    Over the last 20 years, he has managed some of the biggest and most admired brands and created memorable campaigns. Currently he is responsible for building brand DishTV and improving subscriber experience across digital touchpoints. Prior to joining Dish TV, he worked with Hero MotoCorp Ltd in the capacity of DGM Marketing.

  • Alok Mittal

    Co-Founder &CEO, Indifi

    Alok Mittal

    Co-Founder &CEO, Indifi

    Alok is Co-founder and CEO of Indifi, India's leading full-stack platform for enabling debt financing for small businesses. Alok is also an active angel investor, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, and on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi.

    Prior to starting Indifi, Alok setup and ran Canaan Partners' venture investment business. Earlier, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business in India.Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley

  • Dinesh Agarwal

    Founder, IndiaMart

    Dinesh Agarwal

    Founder, IndiaMart

    Dinesh is a leading internet entrepreneur, angel investor and an evangelist for the SMEs of the country. He is among the few in India who managed to survive the Dotcom Bust in 2000, 9/11 incident and the slowdown in 2008. The man behind establishment of the e-marketplace, IndiaMART, in the year 1996, Dinesh is the chief driving force behind getting millions of SMEs online and expanding the marketplace to over 100 cities in the country. His experience has been utilized in a wide range of industries like online marketplace, mobile internet, online classifieds, travel, etc.

    Dinesh possesses a clear vision for new strategies that can improve the landscape of small and medium businesses in the country. He is a leading innovator in the internet space and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in successfully utilizing it to create business growth opportunities for the SMEs and empowering them. His role is vital in jumpstarting various crucial initiatives for the industry, lending significantly to its growth and development.

  • Lizzie Chapman

    Co-Founder & CEO, Zest Money

    Lizzie Chapman

    Co-Founder & CEO, Zest Money

    Lizzie Chapman is the co-founder and CEO of Zest Money which is the fastest growing consumer fintech business in India. It's also the first completely automated consumer digital lending platform in India..

    Lizzie is an ex investment banker who worked at Goldman Sachs in London for 5 years and Wellcome Trust for 3.5 years before moving to India to set up an e-commerce consumer lending platform for Wonga. When Wonga pulled out of India, she decided to stay there and did a couple of other roles (including setting up the first boutique hotel in Mumbai which got listed on the CN Traveller Hot List within 6 months of opening), before deciding to go it alone on the consumer digital lending platform with her co-founders.

    Zest Money allows people who don't hold a credit card or even have a credit score, to buy online and pay in instalments for things like education, electronic goods etc. They have been able to do this by leveraging the best of mobile tech, digital banking and AI.

    She'll be talking about the opportunities in India for data driven companies and why she thinks India is the next big market for fintech

  • Vivek Belgavi

    Partner and FinTech Leader, PwC

    Vivek Belgavi

    Partner and FinTech Leader, PwC

    Vivek is a Partner and FinTech Leader at PwC India. He is a part of PwC Global FinTech council and has published thought leadership on FinTech in India. He is an active speaker on FinTech and is a part of Advisory boards of StartupBootCamp FinTech Mumbai chapter and a FinTech startup.

    He has over 17 years of experience in providing Tech led Strategy, Analytics, Innovation, and Payments related solutions to Banking, Capital Markets, Investment Management and Insurance clients.

    He has played multiple roles in his engagements including client management, project management, business analyst and technical architect.

  • Manish Vij

    Co-Founder, Smile

    Manish Vij

    Co-Founder, Smile

    Entrepreneur and Investor in Internet and Technology Companies. Successful acquisitions, investments and partnerships.

    Founder / Co-Founder: Smile Group, SVG Media (Acquired by DentsoAegis), Quasar (Acquired by WPP), Letsbuy (Acquired by Flipkart)

    Investor in few category leading internet businesses globally.

  • Mukesh Kalra

    Founder & CEO, ET Money

    Mukesh Kalra

    Founder & CEO, ET Money

    Mukesh P Kalra, Founder & CEO, ETMONEY, is a passionate entrepreneur with more than 11years of experience in building businesses and products from scratch in the consumer internet and mobile advertising industry.

    He started his journey 10yrs ago with one of India's most valued startups, InMobi, leading its product design and development from scratch to global success. He then ventured to start his own company, moneysights, a fintech business, which was acquired by Times Internet.

    Since then, he has been building ETMONEY with a vision to simplify the financial journey of new age Indians.

  • Naveen Surya

    Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council

    Naveen Surya, Chairman

    Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council

    Naveen Surya is the chairman of Fintech Convergence Council and chairman emeritus of Payments Council of India. He was part of founding committee members of the largest digital payments and fintech business association. He has been known for revolutionizing electronic payment solutions in India. Naveen was a part of Itz Cash as an Managing director for a period of 9 years. Under his leadership, Itz Cash Card Limited has won several national and international awards.

  • Prakhar Agarwal

    Investments, AngelList India

    Prakhar Agarwal

    Investments, AngelList India

    Prakhar leads investments for AngelList India. AngelList is the largest angel platform in the world which has deployed over $900 million capital in over 2,500 startups globally. Prior to AngelList, he was managing the India Investments for VilCap Investments – a $17.5M fund headquartered in San Francisco, where he was leading the fund's investments in India and supporting its Emerging Markets portfolio companies. Prakhar has been involved in closing 50+ seed/angel stage deals across healthcare, education, fintech, clean energy and consumer tech. Academically, Prakhar has completed a double Masters - Masters in Finance and Masters in International Management from IE Business School, Madrid.

  • Rajendran Dandapani

    Director of Engineering, Zoho Corporation

    Rajendran Dandapani

    Director of Engineering, Zoho Corporation

    After (un)graduating out of IIT-Madras as an Engineer in Electronics and Electrical Communication, Rajendran was part of the founding team at Zoho Corporation, then called Vembu Systems.

    Later, he spent seven years at Xerago, Asia's largest New-Age Marketing Entity, as their Chief Algorithms Officer, managing projects and services for clients including Citibank and Sify.

    After rejoining Zoho Corporation in 2004, he has been serving multiple roles at the company. He spearheads mobile development at Zoho, with a large team of creative designers and developers that builds mobile Apps for Zoho's 45 million+ users. He is also a TEDx speaker and a technology evangelist who tries to share hard-earned advice and best practices from his two dozen years of professional experience. He is also the Dean at Zoho University, Zoho's own ongoing social experiment seen by many as a viable alternative to conventional college education.

    Beyond work, he is a contra-academician at heart. Feeling strongly that the education system in India needs a reboot, he also walked the talk, doing his own small bit by 'free-schooling' his son at home. His son is now his colleague at Zoho Corp!

  • Shashank Ranadev

    Executive Committee Member, PIOCCI

    Shashank Ranadev

    Executive Committee Member, PIOCCI

    Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 15+ years of cross functional expertise. He has acquired a depth and breadth of experience from having worked in large companies, a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company) and an early stage fund investing in technology-enabled startups.

    He is currently a Member of the Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI) - an organization that works with reputed Indian diaspora entrepreneurs, investors, and associations across the globe. He is also an Angel Investor with a keen interest in emerging technology startups.

    Shashank was previously the founding member and Vice President of VCCEdge, the data platform by VCCircle.

  • Rajat Gandhi

    Founder & CEO, Faircent

    Rajat Gandhi

    Founder & CEO, Faircent

    Rajat Gandhi is the Founder & CEO of Faircent, India's largest peer-to-peer lending platform and first to be certified as an NBFC-P2P. He has leveraged his over 20 years of experience in online and digital realms to pioneer the concept of online peer-to-peer lending in India and establish Faircent as the largest NBFC-P2P lending platform in the country.

    Rajat introduced the concept of P2P lending in India when he established Faircent.com in 2013. Rajat has spent the last 5 years creating simple financial offerings for consumers by leveraging technology and has worked closely in conjunction with different industry bodies, government and regulatory authorities to establish the online lending sector in India actively canvassing for prudent regulations to address the country's credit deficit with innovative tech-led solutions. Faircent.com was the first platform in India to be certified as an NBFC-P2P by the regulatory body, underlining its position as the industry front-runner and leader in both business practices and thought.

    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

  • Ritesh Malik

    Creator, Innov8

    Ritesh Malik

    Creator, Innov8

    Dr. Ritesh Malik is an Indian doctor, entrepreneur, and investor. He is honoured to be in FORBES 30 under 30 Finance and Venture Capital List- ASIA of 2016, Fortune 40 Under 40 List, BW Under 40 '17 List, PWC & SPH 40 Influential Indians.

    He's also the CEO of a Y Combinator company, Innov8.Work. Ritesh runs a virtual Startup Accelerator in India, currently investing in and mentoring 20+ startups across various industries. He was the first investor & mentor of FIN ROBOTICS, which became the first Indian hardware product company to raise a Series a venture funding. In 2015 Ritesh plans to launch his latest funding venture, 'Project Guerrilla', his vision for premier India based accelerator & incubation center. He is on a mission to make India the next BIG entrepreneurial hub of the world. His journey till now has been very exciting.

  • Shri. G Padmanabhan

    Non-executive Chairman, Bank of India

    Shri. G Padmanabhan

    Non-executive Chairman, Bank of India

    Shri G. Padmanabhan is the Non-executive Chairman of Bank of India. He holds extensive experience and expertise in bank regulation and supervision of foreign exchange/securities markets in India, information technology and payment systems, with more than 35 years of experience with the RBI in various capacities.

    He was the Chairman of the Committee to implement GIRO in the country. He was also the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Services/Facilities for Exporters. He represented RBI in the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, Basel and was also inducted into the Steering Group of the CPSS-IOSCO for Review of Standards.

  • R Balaji

    Senior Vice President - Marketing & Strategy and Head - SME Lending

    R Balaji

    Senior Vice President - Marketing & Strategy and Head - SME Lending

    Mr. Balaji is a management professional with over 22 years of experience across strategy, marketing and sales. At Mahindra Finance, besides handling the SME business, he also heads the strategy and Marketing function. Mr. Balaji has been associated with the company since 2008 and has spearheaded various growth initiatives of the company.

    Holding a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Mr. Balaji completed his post graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, specialising in Marketing and Finance.

    Previously, Mr. Balaji was General Manager – Corporate Strategy at Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Earlier he had worked with ITC Agro Tech Ltd and Nestle India in sales and marketing assignments.

  • Tejasvi Mohanram

    Founder, Rupee Power

    Tejasvi Mohanram

    Founder, Rupee Power

    Tejasvi Mohanram is the founder and CEO of RupeePower. RupeePower's lending platform (CreditOn) is a comprehensive digital-first product suite that enables banks & lending companies to transform themselves into state-of-the-art digital lending enterprises at scale. CreditOn enables lenders with the flexibility & scale to manage in real-time their credit decisioning criteria, sourcing channels, customer on-boarding journey, underwriting workflows and digital partner ecosystem across the whole range of retail and SME credit.

    CreditOn has created digital lending success across banks & lending companies like State Bank of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Standard Chartered, RBL Bank, Yes Bank, Fullerton India, AU Small Finance Bank, Ujjivan Financial Services, Edelweiss & Mahindra Finance. The platform has enabled these lenders to disburse over INR 30,000 cr (USD 4 billion) in retail and SME credit to roughly 2 million customers.

    An alumnus of IIT Bombay and ISB, Tej was a derivatives trader with Deutsche Bank and Citi, trading options & tranches on synthetic corporate credit portfolios out of London before he founded RupeePower in 2012.

  • Vivek Bhargava

    CEO, DAN Group

    Vivek Bhargava

    CEO, DAN Group

    A digital marketing veteran with a two-decade experience, Vivek Bhargava is the Chief Executive Officer of DAN Performance Group, wherein he heads and is responsible for all the digital performance agencies of Dentsu Aegis Network. An early frontrunner in the digital revolution in India, Vivek believes that 'digital' is much more than a mere marketing medium, playing the role of a catalyst and multiplier across every aspect of business. He consults an impressive roster of clients and advises them on the most effective digital strategies for their brands.

  • Wriju Ray

    Chief Business Officer, IDfy

    Wriju Ray

    Chief Business Officer, IDfy

    Wriju is the Chief Business Officer at IDfy. He has held various positions in Sales and Business Development at Oracle in Asia Pacific and North America between 2002 and 2007. He completed his MBA from INSEAD in 2008. He joined the Corporate Strategy team at BT in London in 2009. He left BT as Director of the Life Sciences practice in 2015 to join IDfy as its Chief Operating Officer.

    During his stint at BT for Life Sciences, Wriju launched world's first cloud service for the Life Sciences Industry. It was the beginning of his love affair with data. Data is used everywhere in Life Sciences, from describing organisms and tissues through genetic sequencing, to understanding the effect of drugs on populations through the study of patient records. Today at IDfy, he is on a quest to help companies in the Financial Services sector mitigate risks and identify fraud with the help of technology.

  • Shamsuddin Jasani

    Group MD- Isobar South Asia

    Shamsuddin Jasani

    Group MD- Isobar South Asia

    Group Managing Director Isobar South Asia, Practice head Media and Programmatic Isobar APAC, Exec Sponsor AMNET India

    Shamsuddin Jasani (Shams) has been in the digital industry for over 17 years. He launched Isobar in India in August 2008, he has grown the agency's billing size from zero to USD 150 million and staff number grew from four to 200-member strong team.

    Under his leadership, the agency has been achieved the distinction of being the Digital Agency of the year for India for three years running from2015-2017 as well as south asia for two years which is given by Campaign Asia, Isobar has also won Digital Agency of the Year India Silver awards in 2012, 2014 and . Isobar also debuted at number 4 on top digital agencies in the Brand Equity Agency reckoner for 2015. He also oversees the AMNET operations in India. Shams is also a board committee of Dentsu Aegis Network's Management in India as well as leading the charge on digital as a part of the Digital Council for Dentsu Aegis Network. During his tenure with Isobar, he has overseen two successful acquisitions.

    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.

    In addition to this Shams also oversees the programmatic operations for DAN in india and under his guidance AMNET has grown over 300% in the last 2 years.

  • Shouneel Charles

    Senior Vice President – Digital, Times Network

    Shouneel Charles

    Senior Vice President – Digital, Times Network

    Shouneel Charles serves as the Senior Vice President and is the Business Head Digital at Times Network and is responsible for leading the digital mandate, driving revenue, business strategy and digital growth and transformation of the television broadcast network. Through his one year stint with Times Network, Shouneel has successfully built and scaled the Network's digital platform – www.timesnownews.com, which currently holds the No.3 on ComScore.

    A seasoned digital and media professional, Shouneel brings over 2 decades of experience in setting up digital ecosystems, digital news publishing models, profitable internet and mobile based businesses. In his last assignment, Shouneel Charles set up and was earlier leading the digital business at NDTV Convergence as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. He has also worked with multi-national companies like Yahoo, Turner Broadcasting, HBO, Warner Brothers, STAR TV and National Geographic where he launched multiple channels and media properties in the past.

  • Bhanu Chopra

    Founder & CEO, RateGain

    Bhanu Chopra

    Founder & CEO, RateGain

    Entrepreneur, investor, adventurer, marathon runner, startup junkie – He has been the most loyal enemy of conventional wisdom. Over the years he has evolved into a popular speaker, change agent and a conversation changer. He is very passionate about Culture, Customers and Community.

    Since 2004, he had the pleasure of spearheading a relentless team of technology geeks, revenue pros and product innovators, who've helped him build a SaaS product company that straddles across the hospitality value chain– RateGain.

  • Sanjay Goyal

    Founder and CEO, ACL Mobile

    Sanjay Goyal

    Founder and CEO, ACL Mobile

    Sanjay K Goyal is a serial entrepreneur and prominent angel investor with over 23 years of experience. He is the Founder and CEO of ACL, pioneer in SMS Chat and Enterprise Messaging. He founded ACL in 2000 and with his vision and leadership has steered it to be the leading communications technology company in the country. Sanjay graduated with honours in mechanical engineering in 1992 from the University of Texas, Austin, USA. He is a car enthusiast and enjoys exploring new gadgets.

  • Gaurav Agarwal

    Co-Founder, 1mg

    Gaurav Agarwal

    Co-Founder, 1mg

    Gaurav Agarwal Co-founded and serves as Chief Technology Officer at 1MG Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He serves as Advisor at VH Capital. Prior to this, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Products at Prime Health Chakra Private Ltd. Prior to this, he served as Chief Technology Officer at Health kart and also served as General Manager of Farmville at Zynga.

    He holds B. Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology

  • Amit Grover

    Co-Founder, Aha Taxis

    Amit Grover

    Co-Founder, Aha Taxis

    Amit Grover is CEO and Co-founder of AHA Taxis, India's leading online platform for one way outstation taxis, which was recently acquired by Ebix, a Nasdaq listed global company. In a short span of 4 years, AHA Taxis established pan-India network, partnered with leading travel players like Makemytrip, Yatra etc and become leader in a niche segment dominated by Ola and Uber. Amit is passionate about entrepreneurship, and exited his 1st venture in education, Nurture Talent Academy after successfully running it for 5 years. He is an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore alumnus, and previously worked with Infosys, Asian Paints and Onida.

  • Anupam Saronwala

    Angel investor

    Anupam Saronwala

    Angel investor

    His focus is on helping companies to grow by "applying technology innovations that drive tangible business value", by leveraging his more than 35 years of global experience with US and Indian companies in the areas of business consulting, technology licensing and alliances, fund-raising, software research and development, and operations. His recent stint of over 14 years with world's premier industrial research Lab, IBM Research has further strengthened his skills.

    Till June 2017, he was the Country Leader & Program Director, IBM Research Business Development based at IBM Research – India. Currently, he is a Charter Member of TiE and a member of Indian Angel Network.

  • Arpit Agarwal

    Principal, Blume Ventures

    Arpit Agarwal

    Principal, Blume Ventures

    Arpit currently leads Healthcare and DeepTech sectors at Blume Ventures, one of India's leading early stage venture capital firms. He has been actively engaged with promotion of startups in India for more than a decade. In 2007, he joined hands with a few friends to start Headstart Network, today India's largest network of early stage entrepreneurs' network with over 20 city chapters, touching more than 50,000 entrepreneurs per year.

    He got introduced to the idea of taking research to market as an MBA student at IIT Bombay which led him to start Academic Ventures, a consulting firm in the incubator management and technology commercialization space. Before Blume, Arpit worked with TLabs, one of India's first startup accelerators, part of Times group.

    Arpit is responsible for scouting science-led and hardware businesses at Blume, apart from managing a portfolio of about 15 companies. These include companies in a variety of sectors ranging from used goods market to IOT to Healthcare to Enterprise services. His current investment theses revolve around India hardware, Commercial Electric Vehicles and Biotechnology.

    He's based in Delhi and also holds a BTech from NIT Trichy.

  • Ravi Kaushik

    Partner, Water Bridge

    Ravi Kaushik

    Partner, Water Bridge

    What I look for in a founder is a combination of things such as hunger, opportunity cost, knowledge of the market (unfair advantage), ability to attract high quality people, ability to clearly articulate the vision, willingness to do the hard work and execute, and emotional maturity to last the distance.

    I always view technology as an enabler in helping the company to scale, create IP or reduce costs. I try and marry technology with the market opportunity and derive its relevance, not just for today but for the foreseeable future.

  • Revant Bhate

    Partner, Kstart Capital

    Revant Bhate

    Partner, Kstart Capital

    Revant is a Partner @ Kstart, the seed fund of Kalaari Capital and brings with him over a decade of experience of investing, building & fund raising in the nascent Indian start-up ecosystem. At Kstart, Revant leads investments, portfolio management and overseas the expansion of the seed stage initiatives.

    Prior to joining Kstart, Revant was a founding team member and Entrepreneur in Residence at one of India's leading consumer internet start-ups, Rebel Foods, where he played a pivotal role in building the business from the early days to a US$200M valued enterprise. During his time there he initially played the role of CFO where he helped raise all rounds of external financing, post which as CMO and later incubated and built India's largest Biryani brand - "Behrouz Biryani". Before this stint, he worked as an investment banker & advisory in the Consumer and Retail sectors.

    In his free time, Revant spends his time mentoring young founders & marketers in building new age consumer brands and decoding the Indian consumer. Revant has a Masters in Business Administration from IIM Kozhikode.

  • Sumir Verma

    Founder & MD, Merisis Advisors

    Sumir Verma

    Founder & MD, Merisis Advisors

    Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Strategy consultant. Sumir comes from an M&A background and has worked on both the buy and the sell side. He started his career on the buy side as part of the Corporate Strategy team of the Aditya Birla Group when it was formed in 1996 and subsequently in 2002 he joined Cambridge Solutions a listed IT/BPO company looking at Acquisitions & Integration for them. The last 7 years have been on the sell side first with Meghraj Capital a focused M&A advisory firm and then Merisis Advisors. Sumir has been involved in deals in across various sectors with significant ones being Technology, IT Services, Financial Services, Retail, Industrials and Real estate.

  • Shailesh Singh

    Managing Partner, Massive Fund

    Shailesh Singh

    Managing Partner, Massive Fund

    Shailesh Vickram Singh is the Managing Partner - Massive Fund and founder - GoMassive Accelerator which invests in the area of Agriculture, Mobility, Clean energy, Waste (plastics / water / sanitation) and sustainable built environment.

    Shailesh has over 20 years of experience in Entrepreneurship / Venture investing with SeedFund (a $54 million VC fund based in India), GVFL, UTI and has been an angel investor as well.

    Shailesh had set up an NGO in the area of environment protection "SAVEN" at the age of 18 and have written extensively on Agriculture, Farmer income, Economics, Venture capital, and Entrepreneurship. His blog fringenotes.in has been regularly published in leading newspapers of India including Economic Times, Times of India, YourStory, Inc42, Huffington Post India, Swarajya Magazine among others.

    Shailesh is a regular speaker at various Industry forums (UN regional Climate summit- Bangkok, UNEP India, Assocham, IVC events) / leading Institutes (IIT Delhi, IIM Lucknow, IIT Kharagpur among others).

    Shailesh has done his MBA from IIM Lucknow and B.Tech from GB Pant University.

  • Deepak Sharma

    Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Deepak Sharma

    Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Deepak Sharma heads Kotak Mahindra Bank's digital initiatives where he drives digital transformation, business model innovation and future ready initiatives of the bank. He is responsible for efficiency, productivity, customer experience and growth of the business through digital intervention across digital channels, lending, payments, investments, insurance, trade & forex, for the Consumer, SME, Private Wealth and Institutional Banking segments. Deepak also leads the Innovation Lab, Design Studio, Fintech partnerships and the Start-up ecosystem participation for the bank.

    Under his leadership, Kotak has launched several innovative and global first products such as 811, Jifi, Hashtag Banking, Bharat Banking, M-Store, Whatsapp Banking & Kaypay, apart from new initiatives like API & Open Banking, Conversational Banking Bot 'Keya', BYOD Biometric Banking, Cross-border remittances on Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation. Deepak believes in constant innovation and focuses on building business models which are customer centric, value accretive and disruptive.

    Deepak has worked across various international markets and brings a global perspective to the business. In his previous role, he was responsible for setting up the Bank's highly successful Non Resident Indian (NRI) & International Remittances business. Deepak also played a key role in launching the Bank's affluent banking programme - Privy League.

    With over 24 years of experience, Deepak's professional tenure spans across the banking, telecom and consumer services verticals. Prior to joining Kotak, he was part of the leadership team of Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered from 2003 to 2008. Thereafter, as National Head for Corporate Business at Standard Chartered, he was responsible for building the corporate payroll and Wealth Management business.

    Deepak has completed an advanced programme in Strategy from IIM Calcutta as well as the Stanford LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation. He is a member of the FICCI National Committee on Fintech and Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), in addition to participating at various trade & Government initiatives on the Digital India Roadmap. He is also associated with the NASSCOM 10000 Startups program and mentors fintech and start-up ecosystems on an ongoing basis.

  • Himanshu Periwal

    VP Growth, ixigo

    Himanshu Periwal

    VP Growth, ixigo

    Himanshu leads Growth at ixigo. He likes experimenting with, building & scaling up new products and ideas. He believes real growth happens when you pair a strong analytical mindset with a bit of creative craziness. He has helped ixigo grow transactions by 21x over the last 3 years. A graduate from IIM Calcutta and NSIT, he has worked with Amazon and Bain & Company in the past.

  • Manish Bahl

    AVP - Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant

    Manish Bahl

    AVP - Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant

    Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership content related to Code Halos, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Work. He works closely with senior IT and business decision makers as well as industry stakeholders to provide vision and leadership on digital transformation, and its impact on business, people, technology and culture.

    Manish has over 14 years of research, advisory and business strategy experience. His professional expertise spans business technology strategy and planning, C-level thought leadership, innovation, and sales & marketing. He most recently served as Vice President, Country Manager with Forrester India where he provided strategic guidance and advice to Forrester clients and drove Forresters growth in Asia Pacific. His research covered IT strategy, strengthening the linkage between business and technology, disruptive start-ups, and the overall technology services market in Asia Pacific. Manish was also instrumental in the brand development for Forrester in Asia Pacific that led the company to win the Business Technology Research CIO-Choice award in early 2014.

    Manish has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Ciol, and others. He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences. He did his post-graduate work in International Business from SCDL and holds a Bachelors degree from University of Delhi, India.

  • Dhruv Sarin

    Head of Operations, PolicyBazaar

    Dhruv Sarin

    Head of Operations, PolicyBazaar

    Dhruv Sarin is Director and Head of Operations at PolicyBazaar.com - the largest online insurance aggregator in India. He also leads health ecosystem initiative of Policybazaar.com.

    Dhruv joined Policybazaar.com in 2011 as the Head - Key Accounts and was responsible for the business development of North and South India. In 2012, he took over the position as the Head of Health Insurance Business Unit. Under his leadership, Policybazaar.com witnessed significant growth for health insurance vertical to emerge as a one-stop destination for online health insurance needs. In this period, he also developed, Health-CRM team to create best-in-class service solutions for the company. He was also responsible for acquiring new partnerships to further expand the health insurance business.

    A Post Graduate in Business Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronics from Manipal Institute of Technology, Dhruv brings with him more than a decade of experience.

    Dhruv commenced his career with Infosys Technologies Limited as a Software Engineer. He also served as the India Head - Business Development for AbsolutData Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd in his previous roles.

  • Neena Dasgupta

    CEO, Zirca Digital

    Neena Dasgupta

    CEO, Zirca Digital

    Neena Dasgupta is the CEO and Director of ZIRCA Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd. She has over 20 years of experience in the advertising industry and joined the company in its nascent stages. With her deep expertise in digital media, she played a crucial role in setting up ZIRCA as an independent digital media solutions brand and has been aggressively involved in expanding and scaling up the company's footprints since then.

    Prior to her role at Zirca, Neena was heading the advertising sales team at BBC Worldwide India for eight years. Her robust work experience enables her with strong business skills; thereby helping Zirca grow its business portfolio by leaps and bounds over the years. Her personal involvement in key clients like Economist.com, Getit and Al Jazeera group of channels testifies her understanding of technologies, products and solution across diverse platforms. Neena is also actively involved in various day-to-day management decisions.

    She is an MBA graduate and has also undergone an Executive Programme in Leadership and General Management from INSEAD.

  • Ievgen Kushnir

    Regional Business Development Director, India, MGID

    Ievgen Kushnir

    Regional Business Development Director, India, MGID

    Ievgen started his career in digital marketing more than 5 years ago, being responsible for the launch of auto optimization engine for performance campaigns in native. In 2014 Ievgen joined MGID, a global ad network, industry leader specializing in native advertising. Now he is holding the position of Regional Business Development Director for the Indian market, managing MGID's expansion over the region. Ievgen will be sharing his insights on how native advertising can fundamentally change businesses' approach towards performance marketing.

  • Parnika Shrimali

    Chief Solutions Officer, Kantar Millward Brown

    Parnika Shrimali

    Chief Solutions Officer, Kantar Millward Brown

  • Swati Bhargava

    Co-Founder, Cashkaro

    Swati Bhargava

    Co-Founder, Cashkaro

    Swati Bhargava is the Co-founder of CashKaro.com - India's largest Cashback & Coupons site. CashKaro.com is backed by Mr. Ratan Tata & one of India's leading VC firms, Kalaari Capital.

    Swati is a graduate of London School of Economics (LSE) with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics. She then worked at Goldman Sachs London within the Investment Banking division and at the Executive Office. Swati is honored to be amongst the top 5 women trailblazers in Indian e-commerce industry by Economic Times and is also an acclaimed Social Media influencer. She was also nominated amongst the Top Young Business Women 2016 by CNBC-TV 18. In her current role at CashKaro, Swati leads the marketing activities, brand communication, customer and investor relations. She also spearheads the expansion of CashKaro.com into different verticals.

  • Rahul Bhalla

    CEO, Zenatix

    Rahul Bhalla

    CEO, Zenatix

    Rahul is passionate about building businesses. After graduating from IIT Delhi (2002), built businesses and teams for 3 start ups in Intellectual Property Outsourcing services – Evalueserve, Intellevate and UnitedLex. Responsible for driving sales and managing investor relations at Zenatix.

  • Vishpala Reddy

    Regional HR Director – APAC, Uber

    Vishpala Reddy

    Regional HR Director – APAC, Uber

    Vishpala Reddy is the Regional HR Director, Uber and is responsible for APAC region, which will include Australia, New Zealand, and North Asia, in addition to India & South Asia. She is responsible for building a dynamic workplace that attracts the best talent, strengthening the leadership capability and enabling innovative people practices to support the growing workforce needs. She plays a crucial role in accelerating the company's efforts to position human capital as a key driver in enabling business success at Uber.

    With deep HR expertise of 17+ years across leading organisations, Vishpala will champion Uber India's diversity and inclusion agenda by developing programmes to foster an equal opportunity workplace at Uber.

    Prior to joining Uber, Vishpala was Vice President and the Head of HR for American Express in India. During her 12-year stint with the company, she held diverse roles in HR and played a critical role in driving the transformation of the India business, introduced proactive measures and programs that helped position Amex as an employer of choice. Known for her passion to lead innovative and sustainable HR practices with measurable impact, Vishpala has been honoured with external recognition for her contributions and being a thought leader.

    Before joining American Express, Vishpala worked with Hewitt Associates as a senior consultant working extensively in the area of performance and rewards and prior to that, she had started her career with Cognizant Technologies.

    Vishpala played an active role as a board member of the national executive board of NHRDN (National HR Development Network) 2016-17 and has also led their Young Minds Advisory Board. Known to champion various diversity and inclusion initiatives, she actively advocates for developing women leaders from various walks of life.

    She lives in Gurgaon with her husband, Himanshu, and their two kids - Agastya and Aryaman. When not at work, Vishpala loves reading fiction, travelling, watching movies and gardening.

  • Priya Jayaraman

    MD, Propaganda

    Priya Jayaraman

    MD, Propaganda

    New-age entrepreneur. Responsible for helping creatives embrace the culture of code and communicate to this new age online consumer. Driven by an endless quest to bring the branding paradigm into this new media.

  • Avadhoot Revankar

    Chief Growth Hacker & Product Evangelist, Netcore

    Avadhoot Revankar

    Chief Growth Hacker & Product Evangelist, Netcore

  • Tarun Katial

    CEO, ZEE5 India

    Tarun Katial

    CEO, ZEE5 India

  • Ritu Marya

    Editor In Chief, Entrepreneur India & APAC

    Ritu Marya

    Editor In Chief, Entrepreneur India & APAC

    Ritu Marya is the Editor- in- Chief for Entrepreneur India-Asia-Pacific and Franchise India Media, a group company of Franchise India Holdings Limited. She leads the editorial desk which comprises business magazines including Entrepreneur, The Franchising World and Retailer together with Digital media arm of Entrepreneur.com, Franchiseindia.com, wellnessindia.com, indianretailer.com and restaurantindia.in.

    In her tryst with Business Journalism over the last 16 years, Ritu is regarded as an authority on Startups, Entrepreneurship, blockchain, AI, Retail, Consumer Businesses, Education, Restaurant Business and more. In her role as the Group Editor she meets and interacts with Leading Indian and Global Entrepreneurs and thought-leaders while tracking Startup and Entrepreneurial and consumer business landscape in India and Asia-Pacific.

  • Anuj Kumar

    Co-founder, Affle

    Anuj Kumar

    Co-founder, Affle

    Anuj has played a pivotal role in building & growing Affle. He has helped forge important partnerships, integral to Affle's business, thus helping Affle to become a leading Mobile platform company. Under his leadership, the team has worked with several top marketers globally to help deliver end-to-end mobile advertising and data analytics-driven solutions through Affle's products and platforms. Prior to Affle, Anuj worked with large global media companies like ESPN STAR Sports, GroupM Mindshare and JWT.

    Anuj has over 17 years of relevant media and advertising industry experience and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College and a Masters in Advertising & Communication from MICA in India.

  • Pooja Meswani

    Director, Deloitte & National leader for CX Management

    Pooja Meswani

    Director, Deloitte & National leader for CX Management

    Pooja Meswani is a Director with Deloitte India's Risk Advisory practice and is the national leader for CX Management. Her experience spans in the fields of reputation, brand and strategic risk.

    Pooja advises clients across B2C sectors on omni-channel customer experience measurement and marketing effectiveness across physical and online platforms, and works with various CX technologies including voice, video, presence, web and mobile. In the past, Pooja has worked in India and UK has as a forensic and brand risk expert for clients in retail, infra, FMCG, e-commerce, telecom, FS and auto sectors

  • Prasanna Lohar

    Head Innovation & Architecture, DCb Bank

    Prasanna Lohar

    Head Innovation & Architecture, DCb Bank

  • Jitan S Chandnani

    Partner- Blockchain Leader, IBM

    Jitan S Chandnani

    Partner- Blockchain Leader, IBM

  • Babu Munagala

    Co-Founder, CTO at Zebi Data

    Babu Munagala

    Co-Founder, CTO at Zebi Data

  • Arnav Ghosh

    Managing Director, Blippar India

    Arnav Ghosh

    Managing Director, Blippar India

  • Ajit Kumar

    Partner, Deloitte Digital

    Ajit Kumar

    Partner, Deloitte Digital

  • Arijit Bhattacharyya

    Founder & CEO, Virtual Infocom

    Arijit Bhattacharyya

    Founder & CEO, Virtual Infocom

  • Jeetender Singh

    CFO, NAPINO

    Jeetender Singh

    CFO, NAPINO

  • Sumit Monga

    Head-Government Affairs, Unlimit

    Sumit Monga

    Head-Government Affairs, Unlimit

  • Vinay Kumar

    Director Artificial Intelligence, Azure and Search Partnership, Microsoft

    Vinay Kumar

    Director Artificial Intelligence, Azure and Search Partnership, Microsoft

  • Manoj Dawane

    Founder, Vidhi Techinnovation

    Manoj Dawane

    Founder, Vidhi Techinnovation

  • Piyush Kumar

    Head - Data Platform Engineering, MakeMyTrip

    Piyush Kumar

    Head - Data Platform Engineering, MakeMyTrip

  • Alex Paul Menon

    IAS, Director Tribal Affairs, Government of Chhattisgarh

    Alex Paul Menon

    IAS, Director Tribal Affairs, Government of Chhattisgarh

  • Sunil David

    Regional Director-IoT (India & ASEAN), AT&T Global Networks Services

    Sunil David

    Regional Director-IoT (India & ASEAN), AT&T Global Networks Services

  • Ashish Khare

    General Manager and Global Head Smart Cities and IoT, Wipro

    Ashish Khare

    General Manager and Global Head Smart Cities and IoT, Wipro

  • Vivek Parihar

    Head of Engineering, Rizort Inc

    Vivek Parihar

    Head of Engineering, Rizort Inc

  • Rahul Agarwalla

    Managing Partner, SenseAI.ai

    Rahul Agarwalla

    Managing Partner, SenseAI.ai

  • Sachin Purswani

    AVP Sales - Connected Devices, Giesecke & Devrient

    Sachin Purswani

    AVP Sales - Connected Devices, Giesecke & Devrient

  • Nidhi Hola

    Director – Partner Marketing, Microsoft

    Nidhi Hola

    Director – Partner Marketing, Microsoft

  • Anurag Gupta

    CEO, SVG Media

    Anurag Gupta

    CEO, SVG Media

    Anurag Gupta, CEO, SVG Media has over 20 years of experience across diverse industries – FMCG, Office Automation, Stock Broking, and Media & Internet.

    He has been in the Internet space for over 10 years. Currently he is handling business for SVG Media that has leading brands like DGM, SeventyNine, Komli and SVG Mobile.

    Prior to this he concluded an MBO of DGM India along with SVG Media.  Anurag has led the charge in scaling up DGM India to be one of India's largest online performance marketing companies in India.

    Prior to DGM, Anurag has also been associated with one of India's largest Internet entity – Indiatimes.com for 4 years where he was instrumental in creating and heading the Subscriptions business.

  • Pandurang Nayak

    Global COO & CTO, Fork Media

    Pandurang Nayak

    Global COO & CTO, Fork Media

  • Abhishek Sharma

    Vice President, Customer Success, Scatter

    Abhishek Sharma

    Vice President, Customer Success, Scatter

    Vice President for Customer Success at Scatter, Abhishek Sharma leads a team of specialists who enable some of the biggest brands of India to achieve results through content marketing. Including his ongoing endeavours at Scatter, Abhishek comes with 10 years of strategic and experiential insights.

    If there's one thing that has accompanied him through his years of tireless work, it's his love for technology and the desire to see it power his daily office tasks. Therefore, the anticipation with which he welcomes this reflection upon technology-driven marketing comes as no surprise

  • Loveleen Sahrawat

    Head of Brand, Aditya Birla Capital

    Loveleen Sahrawat

    Head of Brand, Aditya Birla Capital

  • Subrat Kar

    Co-founder & CEO, Vidooly

    Subrat Kar

    Co-founder & CEO, Vidooly

  • Deepali Naair

    Director Marketing, India & South Asia, IBM

    Deepali Naair

    Director Marketing, India & South Asia, IBM

  • Zameer Kochar

    Head - Marketing & Member Engagement, JetPrivilege

    Zameer Kochar

    Head - Marketing & Member Engagement, JetPrivilege

    Zameer is a high impact marketer demonstrating a strategic mind-set towards Brand Marketing & Strategy, Business Growth & Expansion, Performance Measurement & Category Management. At JetPrivilege, he has been instrumental in driving new member acquisition, deepening existing member engagement to build businesses through creation of strong brand equity and reputation resulting in sustained top and bottom-line performances. Apart from the above, he has also been responsible for delivering a Customer Centric, Life cycle Management driven approach to develop, grow, market JetPrivilege as an everyday, lifestyle loyalty & rewards program.

    After completing his Masters in Business & Management Studies from M.E.T Institute in the year 2003, Zameer started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited in the Personal Wash Category where he delivered various successful stints within the organization looking at aspects like Brand Visual Identity & Brand Architecture, Integrated Marketing Communication, Research, Insights & Brand Equity Measurement, New Proposition, Product & Packaging Development & Deployment.

    Zameer with over 15 years of work experience in Brand Management is a Certified ROI Marketer and has worked in FMCG, Media & Loyalty companies before his stint at JetPrivilege. In previous stints he has independently led work to launch multiple brands, multiple categories and has been responsible for delivering the overall brand's business results and marketing objectives.

    One of his key areas of expertise is leveraging optimized 360 media mix of mass, direct and digital to build sustainable brands with purpose and drive market leadership. In his free time he loves to spend as much as time he can with his 5 year old daughter.

  • Naveen Kukreja

    Co- Founder & CEO, PaisaBazaar

    Naveen Kukreja

    Co- Founder & CEO, PaisaBazaar

    Naveen Kukreja is the co-founder and CEO of Paisabazaar.com and the Chief Marketing Officer of Policybazaar.com. Under Naveen's leadership, Paisabazaar.com today stands tall as India's biggest marketplace platform for lending products, within 3 years of inception.

    Naveen comes with a deep financial services experience of over 16 years, having worked with Citibank in India, Capital One Bank in the UK and as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Aviva Life Insurance. He has most recently been felicitated by Business World with the '40 under 40' award – a recognition to India's top 40 leaders under the age of 40.

  • Vikrant Khorana, Head

    Digital Platforms and FinTech, Clix Capital

    Vikrant Khorana

    Digital Platforms and FinTech, Clix Capital

  • Santosh Agarwal

    Head - Life Insurance, PolicyBazaar

    Santosh Agarwal

    Head - Life Insurance, PolicyBazaar

    Santosh Agarwal is the Cluster Head of Life Insurance business at PolicyBazaar.com. Santosh joined Policybazaar.com in 2011 as an Assistant Manager, Business Development, and in a short span of time, rose to head one of the most important departments in the company. Under her leadership, the Life Insurance vertical has witnessed a major transformation in terms of market share and product innovation. Her performance has been remarkable particularly in driving the term insurance business, helping Policybazaar.com acquire 50% share in the online term insurance market.

    With consumers at the focus of her efforts, Santosh has been instrumental in driving product innovation in life insurance. She is also responsible for acquiring new partnerships to further expand the life insurance business of the company.

  • Darshana Shah

    Head of Marketing, Aditya Birla Health Insurance

    Darshana Shah

    Head of Marketing, Aditya Birla Health Insurance

    Darshana Shah has been the Head of Marketing at the Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Limited (ABHICL) since Jan-2016. ABHICL is a joint venture (JV) between Aditya Birla Group and MMI Holdings of South Africa.

    In her role as Head Marketing, she is driving the key agendas as a 'Customer Custodian' in areas of Product Marketing, Channel and Customer Management, Contact Centre, Digital Marketing and Corporate Communications.

    Overall, Darshana has 21 plus years of rich experience in marketing, brand & communication. She started her career in 1996 in IT education sector and post that forayed in Retail for the last 15 years. Darshana is the recipient of prestigious 'Aditya Birla Capital Awards 2018' in the 'Functional Excellence' category and 'Aditya Birla Group Award 2018' in the 'Exceptional Contributors' category.

    Prior to joining Aditya Birla Health Insurance, Darshana was with Hypercity Retail as Sr. Vice President - Marketing and Visual Merchandising. In this role, she was a part of the leadership team and "customer custodian" of Brand Hypercity, leading the marketing, CRM, analytics, visual merchandising and digital marketing functions. Prior to her stint with Hypercity Retail, Darshana has worked with organizations such as Reliance Retail, Future Group and Shoppers Stop.

    Darshana has done her Bachelors in Science from Mithibai College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from NMIMS and also Diploma in 'Early Child Care' education from Mumbai University. She has a crazy affinity for beaches, and If not at work she is travelling to some new country as she has a long bucket list and loves meeting people from different culture.

  • Mohan Tanksale

    Strategic Consultant, SWIFT India

    Mohan Tanksale

    Strategic Consultant, SWIFT India

    Profile- Mohan Tanksale, Ex-Chief Executive-IBA & Strategic Consultant- SWIFT India

    Mr. Mohan Tanksale has an experience of over 4 decades in the Indian banking industry and has led three major Indian Public Sector banks in this span of his career. He retired as Chairman from one of the top 10 banks in India, the Central Bank of India, in 2013. Given his wealth of experience, he was immediately roped in as the Chief Executive of the Indian Banks Association (IBA), during which he successfully represented the entire banking industry for the period December 2013 to August 2016.

    Mr. Tanksale is presently engaged as a Strategic Consultant to SWIFT India providing support to adoption of high quality financial messaging services in India and giving insights on developing market opportunities.

    Mr. Tanksale has been conferred with several prestigious awards and recognitions. The HR initiatives under his leadership at Central Bank of India, resulted into the Bank winning the Golden Peacock HR excellence Award 2012. He has been lauded as a thorough HR practitioner with excellent employee motivation and engagement skills, and has been chairperson of the IBA Standing Committee on HR during 2012-13. Mr. Tanksale was awarded Person of the Year for his contribution to Financial Inclusion by SKOCH Foundation. Mr. Tanksale is also a proud recipient of the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Abhishek Sinha

    Co-Founder & CEO, Eko Financial Services

    Abhishek Sinha

    Co-Founder & CEO, Eko Financial Services

    Mr. Abhishek Sinha joined Satyam Computer Services based out of Hyderabad. He cofounded his first company in 2002, 6d Technologies. He exited 6d in early 2007 to eventually cofound Eko in late 2007. Today, Eko runs a prepaid wallet for the low and moderate-income customers in India more popularly referred to as the prepaid segment or the sachet segment. Eko's wallet gets funded by cash unlike credit/debit card or online banking.

  • Deval Sheth

    MD, Giesecke & Devrient Deval Sheth, Managing Director, Giesecke & Devrient India

    Deval Sheth

    MD, Giesecke & Devrient Deval Sheth, Managing Director, Giesecke & Devrient India

    Deval Sheth is an Entrepreneurial C Level Executive with notable success in delivering impressive business results with global companies & Indian ventures in emerging & mature markets. Born and bought up in Mumbai, Deval has done his graduation in Engineering and Post Graduation in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj, Mumbai. Deval has a successful career path working across various industries for established companies and starts ups in India, South Asia and Middle East Asia. He has over 20 years of business experience across industries including Payments, Identity Management, Telecom, IOT, Loyalty Marketing Services & Entertainment.

    As the Managing Director for Giesecke & Devrient India (known as G+D), Deval is responsible for G+D's business in India & South Asia. G&D develops, produces, and markets products and solutions for payment, secure communication, IO, Cyber Security and identity management. G&D maintains a leading competitive and technological position in these markets and are world leaders in this space. Its clients most notably include central banks and commercial banks, wireless communications providers, enterprise businesses, governments and public bodies

    Prior to joining G+D, Deval has held Executive leadership roles in organizations such as ItzCash, Edenred & Brunswick Corp. He also enjoyed a successful entrepreneurial stint wherein he was a co-founder of India's largest Loyalty Marketing Company which was acquired by Edenred (formerly known as Accor Services).

    An avid reader and a social cause driver, Deval has also served 2 years on the Board of India CCM (under the Health Ministry - Govt. of India) championing oversight of HIV Control and advocacy programs funded by The Global Fund.

  • Rishabh Garg

    Co-Founder & CTO, GramCover

    Rishabh Garg

    Co-Founder & CTO, GramCover

    Rishabh Garg, CTO, Co-Founder, has 15+ years of experience in technology with a focus on building scalable, high performance technology platforms. Rishabh is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.  Prior to GramCover, he worked with companies like Biz2Credit, Agnity Technologies, Sap Labs. At Biz2Credit, he was Global VP Technology and involved with the development of their SME lending platform.

  • Joydeep Roy

    Partner, PwC

    Joydeep Roy

    Partner, PwC

    Joydeep has over 25 years of industry experience, the majority of which has been in very senior business roles in Insurance and Banking.

    His last business role was the Founder CEO of L&T General Insurance Company Limited which was set up from scratch by him without a JV and developed to win the Model Insurer Award in Technology from Celent two years in a row.

    Earlier he has been part of the founding team of AIG's Life Insurance JV in India, and his last assignment there was the Chief Distribution Officer of the Life Insurance business. He was selected by AIG as a part of the very prestigious GMEDP program, the only Indian among a select group of 22 people, who dealt with many live Life Insurance projects across the globe from USA, Europe, North Asia and South East Asia.

    Joydeep is a recipient of the prestigious "Asia IT Leadership Award in Insurance" in 2011, an award given away by Asia Insurance Review and Celent in Seoul, South Korea in November 2011. He is also a prominent speaker in several National & International forums.

  • Ranjit Radhakrishnan

    Chief Product Officer, BYJU

    Ranjit Radhakrishnan

    Chief Product Officer, BYJU

    Ranjit is a Product & Business Leader and currently the Chief Product Officer at BYJU'S - one of India's top Startup Unicorns and the world's most valued edtech startup. At Byju's, Ranjit leads the product strategy, vision and execution and has played a key role in its phenomenal success over the last 4 years. Prior to Byju's, Ranjit headed Products at another Indian startup unicorn; Hike Messenger, where he oversaw some of the key product launches that drove growth. Ranjit also led Products and business at Zynga India, handling games of massive scale with daily users and revenues in millions. He joined Zynga from Verizon Telecom, where he built interactive consumer products for the US audience.

    With over 13+ years in leading world class teams, building successful products and growing business for both global and Indian companies, Ranjit is excited about the new wave of entrepreneurs in the ecosystem, and the prospect of truly disruptive, global products coming out of India. He is an alumnus of IIM Kozhikode and holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science.

  • Aditi Bhargava

    Program Director, UpGrad

    Aditi Bhargava

    Program Director, UpGrad

    Aditi Bhargava, Program Director, upGrad, has over 14 years of experience with some of the leading firms, including Uber, LinkedIn and upGrad, that have digitalised traditionally non-digital industries. She is a graduate from ISB, Hyderabad and gold medalist from IIT, Kharagpur

  • Sunny Makroo

    Breakthrough Initiatives Leader, Honeywell

    Sunny Makroo

    Breakthrough Initiatives Leader, Honeywell

  • Amarinder Singh Dhaliwal

    Chief Product Officer, IndiaMART

    Amarinder Singh Dhaliwal

    Chief Product Officer, IndiaMART

  • Rattan Chugh

    Chief People Officer, Times Internet

    Rattan Chugh

    Chief People Officer, Times Internet

    The Chief People Officer of Times Internet, Rattan Chugh is a people man and responsible for the people strategy at the company. He is a leader and an authoritative voice in an upscale corporate environment having an illustrated experience of 25 years across multiple renowned organizations and start-ups.

    Mr. Chugh has formerly worked as the Executive Vice President - Head of Global HR Shared Services for Standard Chartered where he transformed the operations into International Knowledge Hub that leveraged technology and fostered specialisation. He has also attributed the credit of setting up Fidelity Investment's Offshore Centre in India during his tenure as the company's Country Head.

    Mr. Chugh also has pronounced and demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities, which is only best explained through his venture in personal finance advisory firm Cornerstone Portfolio Services Pvt. Ltd. and as founding CEO of an Internet performance testing start-up Ready Test Go Pvt. Ltd.

    Mr. Chugh did his early schooling from the Kendriya Vidyalaya an Institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and obtained his Engineering degree from the University of Poona.

  • Aditya Varma

    VP – Business Development, UrbanClap

    Aditya Varma

    VP – Business Development, UrbanClap

  • Kanchi Chawla

    VP - Human Resources, Ixigo

    Kanchi Chawla

    VP - Human Resources, Ixigo

    Kanchi Chawla is a seasoned HR professional in the technology industry. A computer science engineer with masters in global human resource management, she has over a decade of experience in building high energy workplaces which speaks electrifying energy, openness, trust and where everyone thrives on building world class mobile products. She has played an instrumental role in the growth of a few early stage product startups such as ixigo, Bharti Softbank and Brainmatics. She has rich experience across talent acquisition, organization development and change management.

  • Ghan Vashishtha

    VP Engineering, Sofocle Technologies

    Ghan Vashishtha

    VP Engineering, Sofocle Technologies

  • Paritosh Sharma

    Founder, Inspirational Leadership Program and Sava100Crore

    Paritosh Sharma

    Founder, Inspirational Leadership Program and Sava100Crore

  • RamKrishna

    Co-founder & COO, Zoreum BlockChain Labs

    RamKrishna

    Co-founder & COO, Zoreum BlockChain Labs

    Ramkrishna (Ramki) the Co Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Zoreum BlockChain Labs Pvt Ltd. Popularly know as RK in Fintech circle, he is an Alumni of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is a Techno entrepreneur, has founded Pranco Blockchain Technologies Pvt. Ltd, specialised in Block Chain Technologies and P2P decentralised modules. A professional business coach and mentor, he is dedicated to enabling the achievement of innate entrepreneurial potential particularly in high-growth economies.

    He helps growing early-stage start-ups into successful businesses, has a strong network of Angel investors and venture capitalists in Asian & emerging financial markets. He is experienced in technology sales and product management with sectors like Pharma, IT, supply chain, healthcare, real estate.

    He is a consultant/promoter/Investor/researcher and an experienced entrepreneur with start-ups spanning digital media, online and offline retail, B2B, logistics, and recruitment of right talent.

    In his latest stint as COFounder and Chief Operating Officer, COO of Zoreum BlockChain Labs, he is promoting development of 3 dApps, one in the pharma suooly chain management called Aslimedicine.

  • Vivek Pandey

    Vice President - Times Internet

    Vivek Pandey

    Vice President - Times Internet

    Vivek heads Growth and Analytics in addition to Sales Strategy & B2B marketing at Times Internet.

    Vivek has over 15 years of experience in the Indian IT and Consumer internet space. In his earlier role at Times Internet, he headed as the Head of Product, Marketing & Analytics for the company's e-commerce platform branded as Indiatimes Shopping. He later went on to oversee Growth & Analytics for all TIL verticals.

    Vivek has earned an MBA from the Indian School of Business and a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur

  • Naval Khosla

    Senior Director, Solution Engineering , Customer Experience (CX), Oracle

    Naval Khosla

    Senior Director, Solution Engineering , Customer Experience (CX), Oracle

    Naval Khosla is the Senior Director for Customer Experience (CX) Solution Engineering team and heads the India CX Pre-Sales team.  Naval's prime focus is to help client organizations in their digital journey, through Oracle CX solutions , by improving their sales, enhancing customer service, and making better outreach to their prospects.

    Naval has overall 26 years of diverse IT experience in Technical Sales & Consultancy, Services, Support and Management.  Naval has led various industry solutions in areas like Cognitive, Analytics, Smarter Commerce, Marketing, Smarter Cities etc. Prior to Oracle, Naval served & supported Enterprise customers at IBM, Microsoft and other global/Indian IT companies, during various Technical Management roles.  Naval holds Masters in Stats from Delhi University.

  • Sowmya Parthasarathy

    AVP, Strategic Initiatives, JobsForHer

    Sowmya Parthasarathy

    AVP, Strategic Initiatives, JobsForHer

    A self-starter, strategic thinker and an experienced media professional, Sowmya believes in driving business growth and product innovation by adopting a mix of user analysis and creative approach.

    With a diverse background in Marketing, Strategic Alliances, Communications, People Management and Film Making, she started her career in the space of advertising and film making, where she was introduced to a creative rendition of business ideas early on in her career. With a course in professional photography under her belt, she was commissioned to do projects for Travel and Architecture, Magazines and NGO's. The arrival of her newborn led to a break in her career and the genesis of her start-up, FoodTribe – a platform to bring artisanal food to food lovers.

    The break in her career led her to re-think about women who struggle to find opportunities and she became part of the founding team at JobsForHer. She has straddled multiple hats and has handled diverse functions under the marketing stream including PR, Digital Marketing, Alliances, Partnerships and now heads Strategic Initiatives at JobsForHer.

    Sowmya is responsible for building a robust ecosystem for women to grow professionally by building communities, connecting with reskilling partners, hosting events, fostering mentor networks, and creating opportunities for furthering business growth for a cause that is extremely close to her heart, which is, helping women start, restart and rise in their careers.

  • Prasanjeet Dutta Baruah

    Vertical Business Head: Tech-Telco, Auto, and New Business for Facebook

    Prasanjeet Dutta Baruah

    Vertical Business Head: Tech-Telco, Auto, and New Business for Facebook

    Prasanjeet Dutta Baruah, heads the Technology, Automotive, Telecom and New Business for India at Facebook, and is passionate about consulting partners on the intersection between the growing mobile internet ecosystem and evolving role of marketing in driving actual business growth. Prasanjeet has led Brand, CRM, Loyalty, Online and Distribution roles in his career, and his experience spans across Retail, Consumer Durables, Financial Services and Hospitality industries. Prior to joining Facebook, he was Group Head – Marketing of The Oberoi Group of Hotels. A member of a number of industry forums, on which he is a regular speaker and contributor, he is passionate about connecting people and playing tennis.

  • Mr. Prasanto Roy

    Senior Director, FTI Consulting

    Mr. Prasanto Roy

    Senior Director, FTI Consulting

    Prasanto K Roy is a techology policy and media professional, and a columnist and writer for India Today, BBC News, and others. He is senior director at FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN), a global business advisory firm based in Washington, DC. He was earlier vice president at NASSCOM, the apex body and industry association for India's $160B IT-BPM industry. He has worked with industry and government on tech, policy and market issues.

    Roy was a technology journalist for over two decades, the last ten years of that as president and chief editor at CyberMedia, India's largest technology publishers. He has been part of tech shows and juries for BBC, NDTV, CNN-IBN, India Today, Nasscom, and others.

    Roy's house in New Delhi was India's first certified green home, with a five star GRIHA rating, and was a pilot project for TERI. Roy is a major in physics from St Stephen's College. He is active on Twitter at @prasanto.

  • Vikas Bansal

    Head - Emerging Payments, Amazon Pay

    Vikas Bansal

    Head - Emerging Payments, Amazon Pay

    Vikas is an executive leader who has built large organizations in payments and financial services technology sectors. He is well known in the industry as an expert in product management, strategy and business development, and consulting and for his innovation in creating new customer solutions that expand current products and penetrate new markets.

    As Head of Emerging Payments for Amazon India, he is driving strategic direction and scaling up new initiatives of Amazon Pay. Prior to this role, he held multiple leadership roles with Fiserv, Visa and American Express globally. At Fiserv, as Vice President and General Manager of NA Payments, he drove 3X growth in customer base and more than doubled new sales ($70M) through improving product value proposition, value based pricing, and unique Go-to-Market approach. Prior to this, he managed the most innovative product lines at Visa and American Express.

    Vikas holds an MBA with distinction from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and CA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

  • Akash Gehani

    Co-Founder & COO, Instamojo

    Akash Gehani

    Co-Founder & COO, Instamojo

    Akash is the COO and co-founder of Instamojo, India's largest on-demand payments and growth platform that allows anyone with a mobile number, internet and an active bank account to start an online business. Akash is one of the co-founders of Instamojo along with Sampad Swain and Aditya Sengupta.

    Prior to this, Akash has worked for General Electric, WNS Global Services, ICICI Lombard and WanaMo. He worked at these companies in various roles ranging from Engineering to Business Development to Marketing. Akash has a degree in Information Technology from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College and an MBA in finance & marketing from Management Development Institute. During his time at Instamojo, Akash has overseen the introduction of many new products and it is his vital technical knowledge that has helped the company witness a growth of 178% in the last year alone.

    A Mumbaikar at heart, Akash is enthusiastic about building great teams and believes that great leadership is about creating more leaders. He hopes to build education and mutual respect in people so they can achieve their goals and in turn build a better India. He loves a good challenge and likes to shake things up as far as business is concerned. In his free time, Akash likes reading and traveling. He's also a huge football fanatic.

  • Loney Antony

    Managing Director, Hitachi Payments

    Loney Antony

    Managing Director, Hitachi Payments

    Loney Antony is the Managing Director of Hitachi Payment Services. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to co-founding Prizm Payments, now Hitachi Payment Services, Loney was the Managing Director of Euronet Worldwide Services India Pvt. Ltd. (Euronet India), a 100% owned subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide which he started 16 years ago. He took Euronet India forward to become the largest company providing outsourced ATM services.

    He also has to his credit the development of the multilateral ATM shared network called Cashnet. Prior to Euronet India, Loney was the Managing Director of NCR, India, one of the world's leading ATM manufacturers. He has also held senior positions in DEC India, ABB and PriceWaterhouse. By training, Loney is a Chartered Accountant.

  • Suresh Sethi

    MD & CEO,India Post Payments Bank

    Suresh Sethi

    MD & CEO,India Post Payments Bank

    Suresh has broad international experience of over 29 years in the Financial Services industry with Citigroup, YES Bank, Vodafone M-Pesa and India Post Payments Bank across India, Kenya, UK, Argentina and US. He has held senior CXO and Managing Director positions at Regional and Global levels across Sales, Product Development, Client Management, Business Strategy and Operations. During this period, Suresh has built extensive contacts within the industry and with the regulator. He has been a key industry spokesperson and closely engaged with the Government and the Regulator in policy formulation in a rapidly evolving industry. He has been recognized by the ASIAN BANKER for contributions to the Financial Services Industry and is part of THE ASIAN BANKER's - "LIST OF LEADING PRACTITIONERS"

    Suresh has demonstrated his acumen in launching new businesses by identifying and capitalizing on business, market and process opportunities; leveraging technology to drive revenue, streamlining operations and improving client experience. He is skilled at driving innovation for top and bottom line growth. He has successfully lead global cross-functional teams to deliver change in complex, multicultural environments.

    Suresh has domain expertise across Payments, Collections, Direct Banking viz. internet and mobile banking, ATMs; Commercial Cards, Trade Services, Trade Finance, Securities Services and Treasury products.

    He has extensively worked in the Financial Inclusion space leveraging Fintech and digital led innovation to make a difference.

  • Adhil Shetty

    Founder & CEO, BankBazaar

    Adhil Shetty

    Founder & CEO, BankBazaar

    Adhil Shetty is the Co-founder and CEO, BankBazaar: an online financial marketplace focused on helping consumers access the right financial products. Adhil's vision is to democratize finance and increase financial inclusion in India through BankBazaar by making personal finance entirely paperless and presence-less.

    Under Adhil's leadership, BankBazaar has grown to become India's biggest online financial marketplace with 85 integrated financial institutions and 90 Million visitors per quarter. A Fintech thought leader, Adhil is one of the most widely read expert and influencer on personal finance in India. He represents BankBazaar at FICCI and is part of the FICCI Fintech Committee, and has been part of the LinkedIn Power Profiles List for two years in running now.

    Adhil has also been named as one of India's best professionals and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 by the Economic Times and Fortune India. BankBazaar has been recognised for its innovative technology by ET and Business Today among others. BankBazaar's investors include Amazon, Experian, Fidelity Growth Partners, and Walden International.

  • Biresh Giri

    Appointed Actuary & CRO, Acko General Insurance

    Biresh Giri

    Appointed Actuary & CRO, Acko General Insurance

    Biresh Giri is Appointed Actuary & CRO,  at Acko.  As the head of the actuarial and predictive analytics function, Biresh is responsible for premium evaluations, estimation of policyholder liabilities, predictive modelling and future projections of claim ratio projections; incisive analytics of claim experience to advice various functions on corrective measures, reinsurance strategy and statutory reporting.

    He started his career with a brief stint at  ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd. followed by working with Genpact as AVP. Post that he has worked with companies like Milliman India, Future Generali India, Max Bupa Health Insurance and Cigna TTK Health Insurance. While working with Milliman, Biresh was the architect of a unique health insurance product Family First. The product not only won the most innovative Health Insurance product award for the year but is also one of the most value generating product for Max Bupa. The product is one of the pillars in establishing Max Bupa as a family-oriented health insurance company. Biresh was one of the anchor members of project Silver Lining which transformed the claim adjudication philosophy including the revamping of anti-fraud analytics and processes. He has also been instrumental in the revision of medical underwriting grids for the retail business from time to time.

    Biresh Giri has done his M.Stats from Indian Statistical Institute. A Fellow of Institute of Actuaries of India with over 18 years in the actuarial profession, Biresh has a rich experience in Health insurance in India and US markets. Biresh has also worked for a Global reinsurer as reinsurance pricing actuary for Europe and Middle-East.

  • Rammohan Sundaram

    Chief Growth Officer, VideoTap

    Rammohan Sundaram

    Chief Growth Officer, VideoTap

    Proven General Manager with P&L responsibilities and global exposure in highly complex hierarchical and high pressured environments with focus on timely delivery of business objectives.

    Successful track record of turning around businesses and taking start-ups from ground zero to multi million dollar businesses in a short period of time. Serial Entrepreneur with two exits to Bertelsmann AG (NetworkPlay 2012) and SVG Media (PlatformPlay 2014) and a parked business with @VelfieApp.

    Highly accomplished leader with phenomenal team building capabilities including attracting best talent and retaining the same across Engineering, Product, Sales, Business Development, Partnerships/Alliances, Marketing and Finance.

    Action oriented strategist with a drive for Innovation in cross-functional environment with exposure in Digital Media, Advertising and Consumer Facing Internet businesses

    Multiple award winner, networker, key note speaker and angel investor in early stage internet businesses.

    Career Overview

    Ram is a successful digital media professional having been an entrepreneur thrice in his career spanning over 20 years. He has held dual responsibilities thrice in his career while he was MD & SVP at C1X Inc., CEO at IbiboAds at Ibibo Group & while he was an Entrepreneur during his third venture VelfieApp. During these periods between 2014 – 2018, two professional roles overlapped his career. One was during IBIBO and VelfieApp when he was Advisor and subsequently went on to hold the position of SVP & Head of Digital Marketing at Jio, Reliance's next generation telecom green field roll out.

    He has been instrumental in bringing Gold Standard Partners like LinkedIn, ad:tech, iMedia & TechCrunch into India through various JVs.

    He is currently Chief Growth Officer at VideoTap, world's first non-linear video player driving growth globally.

    He has also worked with Yahoo, Tribal DDB, Madison, Monster, Microland and Indian Express across India, APAC & US.

  • Abhinandan Sekhri

    CEO, Newslaundry

    Abhinandan Sekhri

    CEO, Newslaundry

    Abhinandan is the co-founder and CEO of Newslaundry. He has also co-founded production house Small Screen with Prashant Sareen. Before founding Newslaundry, he worked as a producer, director and writer in various television and film projects, including the award-winning food and travel show Highway on my Plate, and news-satire shows such as Gustaakhi Maaf and The Great Indian Tamasha.

  • Ambika Khurana

    Director-Public Policy, Netflix

    Ambika Khurana

    Director-Public Policy, Netflix

    Ambika Khurana is a Public Policy professional with almost 20 years of leadership experience in Government Affairs and Strategic Planning. Her specialization includes advocacy with governments on policy and regulatory issues critical to industry's goals and to Netflix's business

    She aligns with Government stakeholders for Technology, Media, Economic and Market access policies- to strategize opportunities and mitigate business risks for the organization. She has extensively promoted ICT Policy agenda with World Bank, UNESCO, USAID, DFID and Ministries of IT of various international and national entities.

    Ambika holds an Engineering Degree from Thapar University, Patiala and a Masters Degree in Management from IIT, Delhi.

    Prior to Netflix, her last held position was of Head-Public Policy, IBM.

  • Berges, Y. Malu

    Head, Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, Sharechat

    Berges, Y. Malu

    Head, Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, Sharechat

    Berges Y. Malu is the head of public policy and corporate affairs at ShareChat, India's largest and fastest growing Indic language social media platform.

    At ShareChat, Berges' primary responsibilities is to design the company's public policy strategy as well as lead efforts on internal and government policy regulations, like privacy, platform integrity and safety issues. Prior to joining ShareChat, Berges worked with the American public affairs firm APCO Worldwide as part of their India team where he worked actively around business development and led projects around technology, transportation, public health as well non-tariff trade barriers for high technology companies looking to do business in India.

    Berges holds a master's degree in Political Science and bachelor's degree in History.

  • Hiren Gada

    CEO, Shemaroo Entertainment

    Hiren Gada

    CEO, Shemaroo Entertainment

    Hiren Gada is the CEO of Shemaroo Entertainment Limited. Before being named CEO in March 2018, Hiren joined Shemaroo Entertainment as the Vice President in 2002. He established and led the team for content syndication and distribution of DVDs in the international front. He was instrumental in setting up many new business segments, which are an integral part of the company today. Under his leadership, Shemaroo became one of the early adopters of YouTube for monetization in India. Hiren also guided Shemaroo Entertainment throughout the period it was listing on the stock exchange. He has been at the helm of driving both corporate and financial growth, digital direction, strategy, and the transformation of the company from a family run business to a professional corporate firm.

    Hiren is keenly associated with organizations such as 'Indian Council of Impex for Films & TV Programmers' and 'The Film & Television Producer's Guild of India Ltd'. He is also a public speaker and represents the company at various Indian and International events like MIPCOM, IMC, FICCI, CII, CASBAA and TiE in USA. Hiren has been recognized as the 'CEO of the Year' at Future Leader Summit and Awards 2018. Hiren is passionate about music and movies, besides being a fitness buff. He runs marathons, practices yoga, and loves trekking and the thrill of adventure sports.

  • Pallavi Mishra

    Content Policy Head

    Pallavi Mishra

    Content Policy Head, Vishvasnews.com

    Pallavi Mishra is the head of content policy at Vishvasnews.com (a premium fact checking and news verification website). She has worked with media organizations like NDTV, India Today and IANS. With a rich media experience, she is now driving the content policy of Vishvasnews.com. She coordinates the activities required to meet the quality standards. Her portfolio includes guiding the team on fact checking and news verification.

  • Uday Sodhi

    Business Head, Digital Business, Sony Pictures

    Uday Sodhi

    Business Head, Digital Business, Sony Pictures

    Uday Sodhi has been heading the digital and new media business at SPN for the SonyLIV platform since 2014. SonyLIV is SPN's premium Video on demand (VOD) service providing multi-screen engagement to users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, it enables users to discover 23 years of rich content from the network channels of Sony Pictures Networks India.

    SonyLIV refreshed its brand identity in December 2016. The renewed brand ethos "We LIV to Entertain" promises to make SonyLIV the ultimate destination for rich entertainment across genres, screen types and audience preferences. SonyLIV has a whole array of original shows, regional shows, movies, live channels and live sports.

    With best sporting action line-up, this year from cricketing extravaganza of India series, biggest football tournament like UEFA Champions league, UEFA Europa League, FIFA U- 17, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the ongoing India tour of Australia along with other adrenaline sports like WWE, Moto GP. SonyLIV is committed to bring the best of sports to digital viewers.

    SonyLIV is home to over 100+ award winning and critically acclaimed English shows like Counterpart, The Good Doctor, Blue Planet amongst others. SonyLIV recently partnered with Lionsgate to introduce award winning shows like Power, Vida, Sweetbitter, The White Queen and more on the platform as part of its premium service.

    At SPN, Uday is responsible for driving SPN's OTT platform's growth trajectory and revenue streams of the new media initiatives by broadening the networks' horizons to digital and mobile businesses. He has over 27 years of experience across varied broadcast and digital business verticals.

  • Vishal TM

    CEO, Videogyaan Studios

    Vishal TM

    CEO, Videogyaan Studios

    My belief in the power of online video has helped us realise the opportunities in the new age media. Videogyan - an idea just a few years back is now a prominent player in the online kids content space.

    Exploring the trend and incorporating new technologies is one of the significant outlooks in Videogyan. I believe that success in the media industry is about understanding the pulse of the target audience. That's what we did, and that's what we do.

    To mention, we identified splendid talents, who can implement and generate excellent ideas and thereby create contents that are of high quality.

    Also, many aspects go into creating success in Videogyan – they are – being true to yourself, your ideas and focus on the essentials that motivate the organisation to succeed. Nevertheless, one of the company's primary strength is from its partners who help us spread our word around the globe.

    My passion for creating great quality content; analysing and improvising on the same provokes me to expect the best from the team. We will continue to build our impulse in this area – "Learning through good quality content". Hope to see you as one of our support on our various online medium.

  • Milan Narendra

    Partner Ernst & Young

    Milan Narendra

    Partner Ernst & Young

    Milan Narendra is a Partner with Digital Government Practice of EY focusing on leveraging emerging technologies for bringing in Digital Transformation in Citizen Service Delivery. He leads the IT Enablement Practice at EY for the GPS Sector and is currently leading one of the largest Digital Transformation initiative with one of the State Governments in India. Some of the other areas wherein emerging technologies have been leveraged include vaccine supply chain, Skill Development and Ease of Doing Business among other areas.

    Milan has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Milan is one of the leading experts in the area of Digital Government and Government Administrative Reforms in India and has varied experience in transformation of large Federal and State Government institutions in India, Middle East and Africa.

  • Bikram Bir Singh

    Business Head MobiKwik

    Bikram Bir Singh

    Business Head MobiKwik

    Bikram Bir Singh has been associated with MobiKwik as Business Head since December 2016. He heads the Travel, Biller & Insurance verticals at MobiKwik. During his stint at MobiKwik, Bikram has been responsible for launching many new products. He has launched multiple business lines and scaled them up from ground zero. He is also responsible for accelerating MobiKwik's growth across geographies. He is also spearheading key projects for Mobikwik's foray into Financial Services.

    Bikram has over 17 years of experience in Business Development & Sales Management across companies. A senior and experienced professional from the BFSI industry, he has held critical roles across renowned brands like CRISIL Ratings, Citibank & ICICI Bank. During his stint in Crisil as Director – Business Development, he was instrumental in re-defining the target markets, strategizing the road map and execution of the Go-to strategy resulting in phenomenal growth for the business. In Citibank, Bikram has held various P&L and revenue roles where he was integrally involved in execution, ideation and planning of new business strategies in Retail banking and Mortgage business.

    Bikram is an MBA in Sales and Marketing from Institute of Technology & Management (Mumbai). He has done Bachelors in Commerce (B Com.) from Punjab University, Chandigarh.

  • Rachit Batham

    Head - Blockchain Advisory and Solutions,Banking Digital Transformation Tech mahindra

    Rachit Batham

    Head - Blockchain Advisory and Solutions,Banking Digital Transformation Tech mahindra

    A seasoned business and technology-led consulting professional with experience in process and business transformation and new age technologies like digital, RPA, Blockchain. Adept in building and leading competencies, running Fintech programmes, designing solution frameworks, project delivery and management and business development. He has done his MBA from Savitribai Phule Pune University and B.Tech from Aligarh Muslim University.

  • Vikas Sekhri

    Head - Strategy, EarlySalary

    Vikas Sekhri

    Head - Strategy, EarlySalary

    Mr. Sekhri was previously the CEO and founder of CashCare, a checkout financing startup that was acquired by EarlySalary in May 2018.

    CashCare is his third entrepreneurial venture, prior to this he was a part of the initial team at ZipDial which was acquired by Twitter and in 2010 he also co-founded EkSMS.com, an SMS based search and recommendation engine for restaurants.

    He is a 2012 Wharton School MBA graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.

  • Nitin Chittal

    Sr. VP & Business Head - FS, Giesecke + Devrient India

    Nitin Chittal

    Sr. VP & Business Head - FS, Giesecke + Devrient India

    A digital payments specialist, Nitin Chittal is passionate about digitizing banks and financial institutions. Currently working for Giesecke and Devrient, a world leader in digital payments technology, Nitin heads the Banking and Financial Services vertical for the SAARC region. Previously at Axis Bank, Hitachi Payments and IDBI Bank, Nitin was involved in transforming the mobile payments and ATM industry. With over 20 years of work experience, he has contributed extensively in shaping industry opinions and regulations for the growth of digital payments in India.

  • Abhinav Sinha

    Co-Founder & COO, Eko Financial Services

    Abhinav Sinha

    Co-Founder & COO, Eko Financial Services

    Today, Eko is the largest in the cash to digital space.

    Abhinav and the team at Eko have grown Eko 10x in the last 24 months.

    Holds multiple patents in the payments space.

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