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Tuesday, October 13
 

9:00am PDT

Registration
Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

9:00am PDT

Registrations & Networking
Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

9:00am PDT

Registration and Networking
Join us early to network with your peers over a morning coffee & cookies.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

9:00am PDT

Registration and Networking Break /Tea & Coffee
Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

9:15am PDT

Welcome by NPC Growth Summit Volunteer Host Team
Speakers
avatar for Ravi Trivedi

Ravi Trivedi

Founder & Managing Partner, Srijan Capital

Volunteers
avatar for Srikanth Chunduri

Srikanth Chunduri

Founder, Framewirk
Srikanth is an entrepreneur and is the founder of Framewirk, which provides technology and process development services to organizations. Prior to this, Srikanth founded 2 tech startups and has worked with organisations such as EkStep Foundation, Alltel Wireless, Mitchell Madison... Read More →
avatar for Santosh Panda

Santosh Panda

CEO, Explara.com
Santosh is the co-founder & CEO of Explara.com. Explara is India’s leading experiences marketplace to discover & buy tickets for events and activities. Santosh has more than decades of extensive experience in product development, consulting for FTSE 100 companies and start-up companies... Read More →
avatar for Subhendu Panigrahi

Subhendu Panigrahi

Co-founder, Venturesity
Subhendu is co-founder of Venturesity. He has been very active in Bangalore startup community and also started Bangalore Startups which is a 60K plus strong startup community.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:15am - 9:30am PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

9:30am PDT

Understanding how people shop
Have you ever thought about how people shop? Are purchases based on inspiration or are they planned? Is there a budget? What are people looking for when they are searching for Shabby Chic decor or baby nursery ideas? Whether it's the latest style in home furnishings or the newest Disney princess, a common problem for most e-commerce sites is how to structure the site in a way that helps users discover products to satisfy their intent quickly & easily. There are a lot of signals available from social sites from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Houzz, … How to identify these high-fidelity signals at scale and automatically build landing destinations on your site?

Speakers
avatar for Gopal Krishnan

Gopal Krishnan

Sr Director of Engineering, Walmart
Gopal Krishnan heads the Category Development & Customer Acquisition / Retention Engineering teams @ WalmartLabs Bangalore.   He has over two decades of experience working in diverse areas in technology & product development and has been with WalmartLabs for just over a year... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

9:30am PDT

Welcome & Introduction to the IOT Summit
Creating the Internet of Things Environment: Key policy considerations, The regulatory perspective

Speakers
avatar for KS Viswanathan

KS Viswanathan

Vice President (Industry Initiatives), NASSCOM
KS Viswanathan has around 30 years of general management and leadership experience in the Indian business context building key executive relationship and a strong customer capital in diverse business environment. His work experience has largely been in the IT industry and social sector... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta

Co-Founder and CEO, Smart Buildings
Dr. Gupta is a technology industry veteran. His passion in energy dates back to 1980s when he worked on energy conservation programs for California Energy Commission, Sacramento. He subsequently worked in AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto. His... Read More →
avatar for Narayan Ram

Narayan Ram

Formerly the MD of Lowe’s India
Ram was formerly the MD of Lowe’s India and helped set up their Global Innovation Center for data analytics and technology led innovation. Prior to Lowe’s he built Sony’s global competency hub delivering core technology capability to Sony entities across the world.  Ram has... Read More →
avatar for Rohan Shravan

Rohan Shravan

Founder & CEO, Notion Ink
Rohan Shravan is the Founding CEO of Notion Ink Design Labs, one of the only consumer electronics product design firm out of India. He has designed and developed world's first Android SOC tablets, world's first Android UI for tablets and continues to set benchmarks... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

9:45am PDT

NPC Design Summit Host Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Muki Regunathan

Muki Regunathan

Founder & CEO, Pepper Square
I have failed 7 times with my startups investing my life savings and went bankrupt before starting pepper square. pepper square is a successful digital agency focused on solving business problems with "Design Thinking"​. I am a template of failures. I guess the next version of Microsoft... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Ashwini Aher

Ashwini Aher

Co-Founder, Prawah
A graduate of Leeds Beckett University, Leeds UK, Ashwini was instrumental in organizing the Glasgow Ceremonies 2014 (Commonwealth Games 2014, Glasgow), and Tour de France 2014 Leeds, UK.She has demonstrated flair and experience organizing International Sports, Music Festivals, Corporate... Read More →
avatar for Abhijit Bansod

Abhijit Bansod

Founder and CEO, Studioabd
 Founder and CEO of Studio ABD, NID postgraduate, founded Studio ABD in 2008 to create an open platform to discover new facets of contemporary Indian Design. He combines fragments of Indian tradition with cutting-edge technology, and fuses cultural motifs and new age thinking - creating... Read More →
avatar for Ranga Jagannath

Ranga Jagannath

Co Founder, Fetchon
He wakes up every day with the single-minded goal of bringing brands and consumers closer by building a “sticky circle of trust” using proximity (location) as a lever. Design thinking and agility are core philosophies at Fetchon. Running long distances regularly and fooling around... Read More →
avatar for Ranjan Malik

Ranjan Malik

Innovation Speaker and Facilitator, Erehwon
Ranjan is a Strategic Partner at Erehwon and co-founder of Marketing Buzzar. He is an innovation specialist and speaker. Ranjan has created the methodology for Innovation for India Awards and 3C Spot-Fund-Nurture model used by NABARD in the area of Rural Innovation. He has been on... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:00am PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:00am PDT

Opening Remarks
Speakers

Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:00am PDT

Designing Awesome Experiences: Keynote
All designers, engineers and product managers want to design awesome product experiences. But what does that really mean? And is there an established method for complex organizations to achieve that goal? In this presentation, Klaus will share best practices to infuse design methods into any company. For example, design language systems like Material Design at Google and the HUI (Harmony User Interface) at Intuit help companies innovate faster with a focus on awesome experiences. Klaus will also reveal Intuit’s “secret sauce” as it became a design-driven company and continues in its fourth decade to be one of the most innovative and admired tech companies. 

Speakers
avatar for Klaus Kaasgaard

Klaus Kaasgaard

Vice President - Experience Design, Intuit
Klaus Kaasgaard is VP of Experience Design of Intuit’s Small Business Group. He has 20 years experience in user experience and product management in companies including Telstra, Yahoo! and Microsoft. Prior to joining Intuit in 2012, he was CEO of Fundii, an online and mobile coupon... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:00am PDT

Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business
Speakers
avatar for Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

General Manager, IBM
A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on expanding... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:00am PDT

Emergence of Intelligence Age
Consumers are infatuated with technology that uses connectivity and machine learning to track and analyze everyday habits. They’re willing to let products track their locations, conversations, steps, eating, spending and other behavior because the product creates a seamless experience that couldn’t be achieved otherwise.

Speakers
avatar for Karthee Madasamy

Karthee Madasamy

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Karthee is Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures, and is based in Bangalore, India. Karthee has over 20 years of experience in the wireless and multimedia industries and has worked in product development and management roles at various semiconductor startups. Prior to his current role... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

10:15am PDT

Keynote: Cyber Security Agenda
Speakers
avatar for Rajendra S Pawar

Rajendra S Pawar

Chairman and Co-Founder, NIIT Group
Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman and Co-Founder of NIIT Group that encompasses NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, and NIIT Technologies Limited, the software and services arm. As a co-founder of the NIIT Group, Mr. Pawar has not only revolutionized the IT... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:30am PDT

Made in India Designs
Speakers
avatar for Abhijit Bansod

Abhijit Bansod

Founder and CEO, Studioabd
 Founder and CEO of Studio ABD, NID postgraduate, founded Studio ABD in 2008 to create an open platform to discover new facets of contemporary Indian Design. He combines fragments of Indian tradition with cutting-edge technology, and fuses cultural motifs and new age thinking - creating... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:30am PDT

Growth Hacking for Marketplaces
Speakers
avatar for Amit Somani

Amit Somani

Managing Director, AngelPrime
Amit Somani is currently a Managing Partner at Prime Venture Partners, a seed-stage VC firm based out of Bangalore.  He brings over 20 years’ of experience in technology and internet industries and is also deeply engaged with the early stage ecosystem in India. In his previous... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Ravi Trivedi

Ravi Trivedi

Founder & Managing Partner, Srijan Capital

Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

10:30am PDT

Next Gen Protocols and Power Management

With an ever increasing number of wireless, battery powered devices, products need to be able to communicate reliably but with lower power consumption.  India offers additional challenges of solid walls and limited sub-GHz open spectrum.  This session explores the possibilities and their suitability for different applications.

 


Moderators
avatar for Satish Mugulavalli

Satish Mugulavalli

Founder, Co - Labs - Hardware Accelerator
Satish Mugulavalli is a technology entrepreneur and investor and has successfully built startups and products out of India.  He is currently mentoring many early stage high technology startups in the area of Online Video, IOT and Cloud Infrastructure. He is an Executive Advisor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Satya Kishore

Satya Kishore

Co - Founder, Smart Buildings
SmartBuildings™ develops innovative technologies for energy conservation, management, and monitoring in buildings; with a focus on energy efficiency, data center reliability, comfort and analytics. Satya takes care of product development, engineering and delivery at SmartBuildings... Read More →
avatar for Arati Mekaraj

Arati Mekaraj

Deputy General Manager, Robert Bosch
Highly competent Techno-Manager with 12+ years of experience at Robert Bosch (RBEI, India), Wifinity Technology, Laird Technologies, ConnectM (India), Robert Bosch Corporation (USA) and University of Cincinnati.Top inventor of Bosch with 11 granted patents & presented 5 papers in... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

10:45am PDT

Keynote: Typical Challenges of a Security Startup
Speakers
avatar for Prakash Baskaran

Prakash Baskaran

CEO, Pawaa
Prakash Baskaran is a serial entrepreneur. His last venture was Pawaa which was acquired by Cisco in Aug 2015.He has over 20 years of experience in the IT field in various roles, including ecommerce, B2B marketplaces, web applications, encryption, data leak prevention and file security... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:45am - 11:00am PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:00am PDT

Tea/Coffee Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:00am PDT

Products Connected with Purpose
Simplify Life, Enable Users, Shape Behavior - Seamless Experiences in the Internet of Things

Speakers
avatar for Manjunath Hebbar

Manjunath Hebbar

Founder & Chief Executive, Buoyanci
Manjunatha Hebbar (Hebbar) has over 29 years of experience in global product engineering and R&D business. Starting as an entrepreneur with focus on new concept / new product development, he led NCP, a design lab for over 13 yrs that developed and licensed 87 original products in... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

11:00am PDT

Tea/Coffee Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:00am PDT

Welcome, Brainstorm Brief & Mentor Introduction
Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:00am PDT

Security Product Success Stories…What goes in making them?
The success of a security product venture lies in its ability to see which types of threats organizations are facing and how can it quickly resolve them before they affect the systems of organizations. These class-leading products, which allow for the sharing and protection of sensitive information, have secured the trust of information assurance and mission leaders alike. In the light of increased adoption of cyber technologies, cyber security domain has witnessed a plenty of traction both in government and corporate. Indian security product companies have also shown a great potential in recent past. Number of these companies in this space has increased substantially over the past few years. Some companies that started from incubation centres in academic institutions have been able to self-sustain in a very short span of time. Some of these have grown and reached out to different geographies with their products and have captured a significant market share.

Moderators
avatar for Prayank Swaroop

Prayank Swaroop

Vice President, Accel Partners
Prayank focuses on seed/early investments in commerce (B2C/B2B) and mobile sectors at Accel. He is closely involved with Accel India's investments in TaxiForSure (2nd largest on-demand taxi business, now merged with Ola Cabs), BookMyShow (largest movie ticketing and entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bikash Barai

Bikash Barai

Co-founder, iViZ Security- Acquired by Cigital
Bikash is the co-founder iViZ - an IDG Ventures funded company which got acquired by Cigital Inc. iViZ was the first company in the world to take Ethical Hacking (or Penetration Testing) to the cloud.  Bikash has done Double B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur... Read More →
avatar for Shomiron Das Gupta

Shomiron Das Gupta

Founder, Netmonastry
Shomiron is a highly experienced Intrusion Analyst, and has been building threat detection systems for more than a decade. He founded NETMONASTERY (NM) at the end of 2002, and set out to deliver quality attack detection products and services to its customers. Today NM serves the largest... Read More →
avatar for Subho Halder

Subho Halder

CTO, Appknox
Subho is the Co-Founder of Appknox, where they automate Mobile Security. Appknox got Funded and Incubated in Singapore by JFDI Asia and Microsoft Venture.Find him at Apple Security Researcher List, Microsoft Security Researcher's List and also at Google Hall of Fame. He was also mentioned... Read More →
avatar for Hemal Patel

Hemal Patel

SOPHOS, SVP IT & Operation, (CEO-Cyberoam)
Hemal Patel is a successful serial Entrepreneur and a Technology Executive with diverse skills and management experience, including general, sales, marketing, design, development and financial management. Under Hemal’ s leadership and strategic direction Cyberoam has expanded its... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:15am PDT

Tending towards Zero UI
Speakers
avatar for Vinay Rao

Vinay Rao

Director, Bang Design
Award Winning Designer & entrepreneur with experience in Clean Energy, Consumer Electronics, High Tech, Automotive, Medical Devices, and Financial Services. He works at the intersection where contemporary culture and human nature meet superior style, technology and manufacturing... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:15am PDT

Building a Minimum Viable Product in Hardware
Purpose of your prototype; and deciding what kind of prototyping is right for you.Prototyping experience for connected products

Moderators
avatar for Shalini Kapoor

Shalini Kapoor

Chief Architect- IoT Solutions, IBM
Shalini's current role is Chief Architect-India, Internet of Things(IoT) Solutions in IBM Analytics. She drives development and architecture of new Cloud services which are needed for IoT platform and solutions. She leads integration scenarios across industries and  horizontal solutions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yogesh Dubey

Yogesh Dubey

Founder & CEO, Implantaire Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd
Yogesh Dubey is the CEO of Implantaire, he co-founded Implantaire in 2005; He is responsible for the Operations and steering Implantaire’s business. He also founded iEmbed Technologies in 2003. As a CEO, he defines the road map for technology and innovation for the organization... Read More →
avatar for Gyana Pattnaik

Gyana Pattnaik

Global Head Embedded Systems and APplication Software, L&T Technology Services
Currently working as the  Global Head , Embedded Horizontal Group in L&T Technology Services. L&T Technology  services provides product development services to Telecom & Hitech, Automotive & Commercial Vehicles , Aerospace & Railways , Industrial & Electrical Products and to Medical... Read More →
avatar for Bipin RR

Bipin RR

VP, Digital Services - IoT, Embedded Product Design Division, Tata Elxsi
Bipin RR is the VP, Digital Services - IoT, Embedded Product Design Division.  Currently his responsibilities include steering business development with special emphasis on IoT and related areas. Prior to Tata Elxsi, he has held various technology leadership and global executive... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

11:30am PDT

Individual Ideation
Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:30am - 11:40am PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:30am PDT

Gaining Early Traction by Doing Things that Don't Scale
Every business is faced with decisions that need to be taken on product, customer and organization culture development. Impact and scalability are two parameters that one often looks at before making a call. The purpose of this session is to enable an interactive opportunity to listen and engage in a discussions with experts who have been there and made those calls.

Moderators
avatar for Srikanth Chunduri

Srikanth Chunduri

Founder, Framewirk
Srikanth is an entrepreneur and is the founder of Framewirk, which provides technology and process development services to organizations. Prior to this, Srikanth founded 2 tech startups and has worked with organisations such as EkStep Foundation, Alltel Wireless, Mitchell Madison... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ambarish Gupta

Ambarish Gupta

Founder & CEO, Knowlarity Communications
Ambarish Gupta is the CEO and Founder of Gurgaon-based cloud telephony startup Knowlarity Communications. A graduate in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Ambarish also holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. A technocrat at heart, he believes... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Jain

Sanjay Jain

Director - Platforms, EkStep


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:45am PDT

Interaction Design within the Internet of Things
Moderators
avatar for Kishore Ramisetty

Kishore Ramisetty

Director, Intel
Kishore Ramisetty is Director of Market Enabling Solutions at Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. The group is chartered to identify, develop and deploy new usage models and technologies needed for India  and Emerging Markets.   Kishore has keen interest in developing products for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Makarand Kulkarni

Makarand Kulkarni

Director, Ether Design
A product designer and mechanical engineer who gives ideas form and make them work. He is the founder of Ether Design a renowned design firm in India. Ether Design helps companies use design as a strategic growth tool. He writes a widely read column in the Economic Times of India... Read More →
avatar for Rahul Panicker

Rahul Panicker

Co-Founder and President, Embrace Innovations
Rahul Alex Panicker is an entrepreneur, best known as President and Co-founder of Embrace Innovations and Embrace, a social enterprise startup that aims to help premature and low-birth-weight babies, through a low-cost infant warmer. Panicker currently serves as the President of... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

11:45am PDT

Future of UX: Digital product design
Moderators
avatar for Shiva Kumar Viswanathan

Shiva Kumar Viswanathan

Executive Creative Director - Digital, Ogilvy & Mather
As Executive Creative Director - Digital at Ogilvy and Mather Shiva heads a team of digital strategists, functional architects, user experience designers, creative directors and technologists. This team delivers solutions and digital campaigns across online products, content marketing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay Dutta

Jay Dutta

Head of User Experience Design, Flipkart
Jay heads User Experience discipline for Flipkart. For over half a decade, he led and grew the UX practice at Adobe India, covering a diverse spectrum of Adobe products and digital platforms. An alumnus of NID, Jay has an MSc in Design Management from UK, has been a Fellow of the... Read More →
avatar for Deepak Menon

Deepak Menon

Director, Microsoft India
Leading the Product Experience across all of Office, Windows, Bing, Azure and CRM at Microsoft India R&D. Worked as a Chief Product & Customer Officer in Myntra.com heading Product Management, Catalog Management and Customer Connect at Myntra. Menon also worked as a Country... Read More →
avatar for Vinay Rao

Vinay Rao

Director, Bang Design
Award Winning Designer & entrepreneur with experience in Clean Energy, Consumer Electronics, High Tech, Automotive, Medical Devices, and Financial Services. He works at the intersection where contemporary culture and human nature meet superior style, technology and manufacturing... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

11:45am PDT

Team Prototyping
Tuesday October 13, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

12:00pm PDT

Keynote: Going against all odds to build security product company from India
Speakers
avatar for Hemal Patel

Hemal Patel

SOPHOS, SVP IT & Operation, (CEO-Cyberoam)
Hemal Patel is a successful serial Entrepreneur and a Technology Executive with diverse skills and management experience, including general, sales, marketing, design, development and financial management. Under Hemal’ s leadership and strategic direction Cyberoam has expanded its... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

12:00pm PDT

Copywriting in the world of Shrinking Screen Sizes

Copywriting has enjoyed exclusivity and demand over the years. But, in the age of digital marketing is this particular form of art losing out? Yes, we call it an art form because it you need to be gifted to be a copywriter. Not everyone can stand up to the challenge of telling a story in one sentence. At a time when everyone is trying to cash in on content marketing, copywriters might be worried about their future or, maybe not! If blogs, newsletters, case studies, ebooks are the order of the day, at the same time, people also like the concept of communicating in 140 characters. So, we can safely say that copywriting is not a dying art form but, if it join hands with digital marketing, then it will surely open up a different avenue altogether. 


Speakers
avatar for Pradeep Chopra

Pradeep Chopra

Founder, DigitalVidya
Among the pioneers of Digital Marketing, Pradeep has been part of the Internet Industry since 2000. He has been a serial entrepreneur for last 15 years and is currently a Co-founder & CEO of Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company.A graduate of IIT Delhi, Pradeep is one of the most sought after international speakers on Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship... Read More →
avatar for Som Singh

Som Singh

Founder, Unspun Marketing
Dr. Som Singh has relentlessly pursued her dream of simplifying management and marketing. She spent a decade in the corporate world, working as a marketing head with various multinational companies. She is now a start-up advisor, angel investor, Nasscom 10K, and Kyron Accelerator... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Ravi Trivedi

Ravi Trivedi

Founder & Managing Partner, Srijan Capital

Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

12:00pm PDT

Product Showcase Demo
Product Showcase Demo

IBot -  Founded in 2011 with the vision of a plug and play Internet of Everything, iBot is a technology company focused on design, development & manufacture of high-tech electronics & software to connect the real and digital worlds.

iBot’s product suite enables machine-to-machine (M2M), human-to-machine (H2M) and machine-to-system (M2S) interactions; thereby creating a framework for interconnectedness between humans and machines to create smarter everything a.k.a “Smartiverse”.

iBot’s products can be combined in a variety of ways to create solutions for consumers, businesses, citizens, government and public sector; thereby illustrating a true platform for IoT as well as the larger IoE.

Nimble Wireless - Nimble provides end-to-end IOT solutions to track, trace and monitor assets location, temperature and other parameters. Nimble Wireless helps customers wirelessly connect, control and manage their remote assets. Nimble Wireless does this by providing state of the art M2M and connected wireless products and services encompassing Cellular, GPS, WiFi, RFID and Zigbee technologies. We offer innovative customized M2M products geared towards multiple verticals such as Transportation & Logistics, Telecom Infrastructure, Green Energy and Healthcare industries. 

 Light Metrics - LightMetrics is an early stage startup that uses computer vision and machine learning to collect and analyze data on driving quality, using a smartphone mounted on the dash. Computer vision allows us to sense risky behaviors like overspeeding, traffic light jumping and tailgating, which are impossible to sense otherwise. This data, along with inputs from other smartphone sensors, is aggregated in the cloud, and driver profiles are built around metrics like safety, comfort and fuel efficiency. For fleet managers, live dashboards give a comprehensive overview of driver behavior, and advanced analytics detect and rectify problems before they become serious incidents.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

12:15pm PDT

Pitching a Technology Startups...Raising Funds for Security Products

Cyber security market is expanding at an astounding race. Following major data breaches, corporate customers and venture capitalists have shown increased interest in cybersecurity. In the 2015 first half, venture firms invested $1.2 billion in cybersecurity start-ups, according to research.The market right now for private investment is pretty robust, pretty frothy. Cyber security presents enormous opportunity in terms of innovation and unexplored white spaces. It goes without saying the VCs and the angel investors are aggressively exploring cyber security market to back ingenious solutions in this domain. Cyber security product ecosystem is steadily gaining traction and the sheer innovation showcased by product companies has enticed investors to this domain.


Moderators
avatar for Rutvik Doshi

Rutvik Doshi

Director, Inventus Capital Partners
Rutvik joined Inventus after 12 years of successful technology industry operating roles. ENTREPRENEUR & INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE Rutvik has participated in India’s fast emerging internet ecosystem since 2007, first with Google where he launched several products including Voice Search... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sanjay Deshpande

Sanjay Deshpande

Chief Innovation Officer, Uniken Inc
Sanjay is a founding member of Uniken and also heads the innovation center. Uniken provides a digital trust platform REL-ID,which provisions trusted digital connections between an enterprise and its customers, partners & employees.Prior to setting up Uniken, Sanjay has served leading... Read More →
avatar for Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

CEO, Seclore
Vishal comes with more than a decade of experience in sales,marketing and business management. He is the Founder and CEO of Seclore and handles corporate development, investor relations and strategic vision.BiographyVishal is an IIT Bombay (Electrical Engineering) graduate and a specialist... Read More →
avatar for Radha Sehlat

Radha Sehlat

CEO, Nevis Networks
Dr. Radha Shelat, President and CEO at Nevis Networks, has over 24 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and in executive positions in leading hi-tech companies. She is passionate about technology - innovation, design, and delivery of solutions from India as well as in... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

12:30pm PDT

Lunch Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

1:15pm PDT

Lunch
Tuesday October 13, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

1:30pm PDT

Storm the Norm - Musical Design Innovation Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Bharath Bevinahally

Bharath Bevinahally

Director and Co Founder, Octavium
Bharath Bevinahally is a co-founder at Octavium, a Bangalore based outfit that began life in early 2013 as a Music Academy focussed on teaching Contemporary Music to budding musicians and has now grown to also include a professional recording studio and music based programs to create... Read More →
avatar for Sneha Kalyansundaram

Sneha Kalyansundaram

Business Head - Corporate Workshops, Octavium
Sneha Sundaram is a graduate of the London School of Economics in Organisational Psychology, she comes with a strong HR background with over 5 years of Managerial experience in Training and Development, Employee Engagement and CSR. Aside from her corporate experience, she has been... Read More →
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Ranjan Malik

Innovation Speaker and Facilitator, Erehwon
Ranjan is a Strategic Partner at Erehwon and co-founder of Marketing Buzzar. He is an innovation specialist and speaker. Ranjan has created the methodology for Innovation for India Awards and 3C Spot-Fund-Nurture model used by NABARD in the area of Rural Innovation. He has been on... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

1:45pm PDT

Customer Stories
Speakers
avatar for Padmanabhan L Kannan

Padmanabhan L Kannan

General Manager & Global Head – Corporate Real Estate & Workplace (CREW), Mindtree Ltd
Padmanabhan Kannan is a FM domain leader with over 19 years diverse experience Real Estate & Facilities Management domain, and is currently the Global Head for Corporate Real Estate & Workplace for Mindtree Ltd.
avatar for Dr. Vijay kumar

Dr. Vijay kumar

CEO, Medical Director and Sr. Consultant Physician, AVIAN Research Center
Resident of Bangalore and Graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore in 1979. Persuaded post graduate studies at PGIMER and was Sr. Resident and Faculty at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Research Officer at ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and Medical... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

2:00pm PDT

Video Content Marketing [ FB embedded video]
Moderators
avatar for Subhendu Panigrahi

Subhendu Panigrahi

Co-founder, Venturesity
Subhendu is co-founder of Venturesity. He has been very active in Bangalore startup community and also started Bangalore Startups which is a 60K plus strong startup community.

Speakers
avatar for Varun Agarwal

Varun Agarwal

Author, Film Maker, Co-Founder, AlmaMater
Varun Agarwal is an Indian first-generation entrepreneur, film maker and author. Born on December 6, 1987, in Bangalore, India, he did his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys' School and started engineering in CMR Institute of Technology Bangalore, Karnataka. He decided to drop out... Read More →
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Shaiju Mathew

Author, Movie Maker, Head of Content and Social Media, Furlenco
Shaiju Mathew is an Indian author, screenplay writer, movie reviewer and director, known for his 2010 book Knocked Up. Knocked Up is set to become a feature film in Hindi, with Mathew co-producing. A Marathi movieTimepass loosely based on Knocked Up released in February 2014. The... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

2:00pm PDT

Mentor Pitches & Feedback
Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

2:00pm PDT

Security Product Portfolio...what works and what doesn’t?
Products and services across segments and an overarching strategy based on three main tenets- Intelligence, integration and expertise is what will help the clients work toward true security intelligence. An integrated approach to enterprise security includes appliances, software products and managed services.  Providing cross domain solutions – hardware and software that allow for the transfer of data between networks of different security classifications – other cybersecurity products and training with superior functionality and flexibility to multiple stakeholders is another way of building a successful product portfolio.

Moderators
avatar for Vinayak Godse

Vinayak Godse

Senior Director Data Protection, DSCI
Mr. Godse has total 16 years of experience in Information Security, IT Transformation, Telecom Switching Infrastructure, Intelligent Networking and Broadband Infrastructure. He is Director – Data Protection with Data Security Council of India. He is managing a program for defining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sridhar Govardhan

Sridhar Govardhan

Group Manager, Wipro
Information security professional with a broad mix of Technical, Business and Project management skills having extensive and diversified experience of 11+ years in Information Security Framework Design and Implementation, Information Security Risk Management, Business Continuity and... Read More →
avatar for Raj Marripalli

Raj Marripalli

Head of Product Management and Marketing, Indusface
Raj is an experienced engineering and product management leader with career spanning 19 years including 15 years in USA. He has extensive experience in building and launching enterprise SaaS & On-premise products in large software companies such as CA Technologies and Oracle. Raj... Read More →
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Sandeep singhal

Managing Director, Nexus India Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd
"Sandeep Singhal co-founded Nexus Venture Partners (www.nexusvp.com) India’s leading venture capital fund in 2006 along with other successful entrepreneurs with prior investing experience. Nexus has close to $600 million under management and is a leading early stage fund in India... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

2:15pm PDT

Algorithms, Insights, Manufacturing and Scaling
Accelerating productivity from design to deployment

Speakers
avatar for Srikanth Muralidhara

Srikanth Muralidhara

Co-Founder & Head – Customer Success, Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics
Srikanth has been in the area of Analytics for close to 2 decades. He co-founded Flutura a niche business transformation company focusing on building analytics products in the IOT, M2M , Big Data space. In a very short stint Flutura has been shortlisted among the top 20 big data companies... Read More →
avatar for Rohan Shravan

Rohan Shravan

Founder & CEO, Notion Ink
Rohan Shravan is the Founding CEO of Notion Ink Design Labs, one of the only consumer electronics product design firm out of India. He has designed and developed world's first Android SOC tablets, world's first Android UI for tablets and continues to set benchmarks... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

2:30pm PDT

Offline & Hyperlocal Marketing for driving customers
Moderators
avatar for Pratyush Prasanna

Pratyush Prasanna

Founder, Magic Tiger
Previously he was Vice President at Paytm and Founder of Plustxt - a privacy enabled text messaging system in 7 Indian languages - acquired by One97 / Paytm (2013) In the past, he has worked in identifying opportunities in Mobility for Xerox and at Microsoft. Was also a part of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raghu Bharat

Raghu Bharat

Co-Founder, Mywash
Raghu is an alumnus of BITS Pilani. He was part of the engineering teams at Avaya and My Parichay before starting MyWash.Raghu is also a Startup Leadership Program fellow. 
avatar for Arpit Dave

Arpit Dave

Co-founder, Roadrunnr
Arpit is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and Flipkart. After a brief stint at Flipkart he cofounded Roadrunnr.RoadRunnr is a B2B platform for small and medium merchants (primarily restaurants to get their orders delivered, to the customers in their locality. During IIT days, Arpit was... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

2:45pm PDT

IoT opportunites in Industry 4.0 Shop Floor to Top Floor
What current efforts are being made by businesses, policymakers and other IoT stakeholder groups to help promote the Industrial Internet of Things? - What new business opportunities do IoT technologies and solutions offer traditional industries such as manufacturing, farming and agriculture? - How can IoT technologies and solutions drive innovation in traditional industries? - What technology elements provide the foundations for smart manufacturing? - What obstacles are there to the emergence of the Industrial Internet?

Moderators
avatar for Nataraj Kuntagod

Nataraj Kuntagod

VP, Accenture Technology Labs
Nataraj Kuntagod serves as a VP, Open Innovation at Accenture Technology Labs. Nataraj leads a team that builds  the bridge between a rapidly growing innovation ecosystem today and Corporations and Governments looking at re-imagining their core activities using technology. Nataraj... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kiran Nataraj

Kiran Nataraj

Founder/CEO, Entrib
A die-hard Steve Jobs fan, Kiran brings along with him a strong engineering background. He is a person who won’t take things the way they are and likes to interpret them using his intellect and sensibility. Kiran, a soccer enthusiast also likes to play the sport if given an opportunity. With... Read More →
avatar for Siva Sivakumar

Siva Sivakumar

CEO, Nimble Wireless
Siva has over 22 years of extensive business and technology leadership experience in the wireless Industry. As CEO of Nimble wireless, Siva is responsible for Nimble’s strategy, technology and execution. Before co-founding Nimble Wireless, Siva held various management and engineering... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

2:45pm PDT

Re-Prototyping
Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:00pm PDT

Networking Break /Tea & Coffee
Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:00pm PDT

Tea/Coffee Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:00pm PDT

Growth Hacking for App Downloads & Retention
Moderators
avatar for Santosh Panda

Santosh Panda

CEO, Explara.com
Santosh is the co-founder & CEO of Explara.com. Explara is India’s leading experiences marketplace to discover & buy tickets for events and activities. Santosh has more than decades of extensive experience in product development, consulting for FTSE 100 companies and start-up companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kuldeep Dhankar

Kuldeep Dhankar

Customer and Developer Stuff, CleverTap
Kuldeep runs Evangelism and Customer Success at CleverTap. He was Platform evangelist for windows at Microsoft and built Saas Products at Nokia. While at Nokia and Microsoft, he worked extensively with developers and startups in the S40, Symbian and Windows ecosystems.
avatar for Mukesh Kalra

Mukesh Kalra

Business Head, Times Internet
A product entrepreneur with close to a decade of experience exclusively in startups. He has built products & businesses from scratch, first at inmobi (#1 employee & #1 product guy) and then his own startup, moneysights which was recently acquired by Times Internet. Currently building... Read More →
avatar for Deepit Purkayastha

Deepit Purkayastha

Co-founder, News in Shorts
Co-founder at InShorts, Deepit had a small stint in Goldman Sachs before venturing to startup.


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:15pm PDT

Tea Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

3:15pm PDT

Building Enterprise level security product...Security product management strategies

The primary goal of product management is to define product capabilities and drive product adoption. In the world of information security, a product might be a hardware gadget, such as a network tap, a piece of software such as an anti-malware tool, or a service, such as a managed security offering. Sometimes it is a combination of these categories.  The purpose of enterprise level security product is to facilitate implementation of a strategy to mitigate risk and avoid costly penalties for non-compliance.The security products must integrate into the enterprise infrastructure with a minimum of complexity.

Scalability of existing capabilities and the ability to diversify the array of solutions offered to the stakeholders holds the key to the survival and expansion of Security Product companies. There have been several examples of companies effectively integrating several domains to offer ingenious solutions and services.


Moderators
avatar for P. Subra Subrahmanyam

P. Subra Subrahmanyam

Consulting Professor, Stanford, Founding Principal, CyberKnowledge, Executive Chairman, FixNix
P. A. Subrahmanyam ("Subra") has been a Consulting Professor at Stanford University. He is also engaged in Management/Strategy/Technology consulting for startups, international corporations & investment firms (Venture Capital & Private Equity), and has served in various executive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dhruv Khanna

Dhruv Khanna

CEO & Director, Data Resolve Technologies
Dhruv have been into Information Security leadership domain for more than 14 years with 360 degree hands-on experience across sales, consulting, solution design, marketing, finance, investor relations.In his professional experience he helped organizations to build and execute business... Read More →
avatar for Bhanu Prakash Valluri

Bhanu Prakash Valluri

Vice President Products, Wegilant
Mobile App Security , Vulnerability Analysis  @wegilant , MS in @Web Security from @indian-institute-of-technology-bombay . Previously with @Citrix Systems... Read More →
avatar for Rama Voruganti

Rama Voruganti

Senior Director, CTO Analytics, Symantec Corporation
Rama has over 24 years of experience in incubating, and evolving engineering organizations, and in developing leading edge, disruptive technologies. Rama has made significant contributions to the field of Security as a technologist at Barracuda Networks, Narus and most recently at... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:30pm PDT

Design Intelligence
Speakers
avatar for Raghava KK

Raghava KK

Co-Founder, Flipsicle
Raghava KK is a very different kind of entrepreneur. He does not have a background in technology and that’s what makes him even more interesting. Raghav was named by CNN as one of the 10 most remarkable people in the world. As an artist, he has collaborated with the greatest artistic... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:30pm PDT

White Hat Web Scraping
Moderators
avatar for Santosh Panda

Santosh Panda

CEO, Explara.com
Santosh is the co-founder & CEO of Explara.com. Explara is India’s leading experiences marketplace to discover & buy tickets for events and activities. Santosh has more than decades of extensive experience in product development, consulting for FTSE 100 companies and start-up companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Dahake

Gaurav Dahake

Founder & CEO, BuyHatke
Passionate technologist and an entrepreneur at heart with the ability to build and lead high performance teams.Founder at Buyhatke, (buyhatke.com) a shopping research portal to deliver the ultimate shopping experience to consumers.Have previously worked as the team lead at Cleanoventions... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

3:30pm PDT

Health Care Beyond hospitals illness to Wellness
Beyond consumer and commercial applications, reliance on the Internet for healthcare, Connected emergency units, response vehicles, and hospitals

Speakers
avatar for Anand Madanagopal

Anand Madanagopal

Founder and CEO, Cardiac Design Labs
Has spent his time on research in healthcare instrumentation studying the standard of care, the need and the business aspects of the eco-system in Cardiac care. Has founded Cardiac Design Labs to develop devices around cardiology. Anand’s career has spanned 15 years. Among his numerous... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

3:30pm PDT

Final Pitches and Q&A
Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Shangri-La - Krishna Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

4:00pm PDT

Tea/Coffee Break
Tuesday October 13, 2015 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

4:00pm PDT

IOT and Wearables
Speakers
avatar for Makarand Kulkarni

Makarand Kulkarni

Director, Ether Design
A product designer and mechanical engineer who gives ideas form and make them work. He is the founder of Ether Design a renowned design firm in India. Ether Design helps companies use design as a strategic growth tool. He writes a widely read column in the Economic Times of India... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Shangri-La - Penar Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

4:00pm PDT

The Internet of Things & the Socially Driven Smart City
Building the backbone of a city's data infrastructure and joining up the data feeds via location

Moderators
avatar for Abhishek Goyal, IPS

Abhishek Goyal, IPS

Dy. Commissioner of Police, Karnataka Police Department
Karnataka Cadre IPS Officer Qualification: B Tech in Computer Sciences, IIT Delhi.

Speakers
avatar for Lightmetrics Technologies Pvt Ltd

Lightmetrics Technologies Pvt Ltd

CEO, Light Metrics
Lightmetrics is developing software for ADAS and video analytics to make driving safer and understand driving behaviour better
avatar for Anandh Venkatraman

Anandh Venkatraman

Director, EMC
Anandh Venkatraman is a Director at EMC’s India Centre of Excellence, Bangalore and currently heads the Application and Transformation group. He has consulted at several Fortune companies across the globe, and his past experience includes stints at Sapient, Gemplus and others. He... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Warehouse Corporate Tower - Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor - DD3, No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

4:15pm PDT

The Retention Growth Playbook
The true testimony of a business' success is when its customers return to the service due to the inherent value the service or product offers to the customer. One can call it planned serendipity or luck, but behind the scenes there is a rigorous cycle of learning and implementation that the most successful brands live by. In this session, we have experts who have focused their time and energies to help build brands that stand the endurance test, share their experiences and thoughts.

Moderators
avatar for Shekhar Kirani

Shekhar Kirani

Partner, Accel India
Shekhar Kirani joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on investments in enterprise companies. Shekhar led Accel’s investments in FreshDesk, ChargeBee, JiffleNow, ManageMySpa, SureWaves, ANSR and GoldVIP (Crown-IT). Before Accel, Shekhar was part of two successful mobile enterprise startups... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anand Arvind

Anand Arvind

VP Products, Zenoti
Numerous years of experience in building enterprise software applications for large global deployments that are used by millions of end users. An MBA from the Indian School of Business and now focused on building cloud based software solutions for the wellness industry.
avatar for Rajaraman Santhanam

Rajaraman Santhanam

Co-founder, Chargebee
Catch all guy for everyday chores at Chargebee.
avatar for Avlesh Singh

Avlesh Singh

Co-founder & CEO, WebEngage
Ex-burrp, ex-Onyomo, ex-HCL. Startup kid. Over 8 years of rich startup experience in products and technology. Open source guy. Salesman. Designer. Developer. Marketer.


Tuesday October 13, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

4:15pm PDT

Fireside Chat: Expansion of Product Industry: Warranting a Secure Ecosystem
Product companies are proliferating across the globe and India has also witnessed the same trend in recent past. Many innovative ways are being used by these companies to meet the customers need and gain the competitive edge. While delivering values to customer, need to have a secured backend to protect the interest of user became the necessity, especially after witnessing many large security and privacy incidents.  This need of security and privacy increased due to agile development and delivery. This demands a close attention of the companies at strategic, tactical and operational aspects to make the strong and secured delivery model. Which in turn help in creating strong posture of the overall business ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Yash K.S

Yash K.S

Software Architect, Qualys
Mr. Yash K.S is working at Qualys, Inc. as Software Architect.He was Founder & CTO of Red Force Labs. Red Force Labs has built a patent pending solution to provide strong identity and transaction verification system for Online systems across broad spectrum of industry verticals.He... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Shangri-La - Kaveri Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore

5:00pm PDT

NPC2015 Keynote: NIKESH ARORA - "India's Leapfrog Opportunity"

NPC 2015 Opening Session on the 13th October presents a fireside chat with Nikesh Arora. Hear Nikesh Arora share insights on India’s Leapfrog Moment. A broad array of questions across social media and NPC delegates will be addressed by Mr Arora and will include the following:

  • The global forces that are disrupting businesses
  • The ecosystem and how that is changing
  • Why India is important and solutions built for India can have a global reach, why emerging markets like China and Japan are keen to invest in India
  • Investors perspective – what characteristics does Softbank look for in entrepreneurs
  • Is the web consumer growth a bubble, will there be another disruption
  • What are the challenges that lie ahead 

Moderators
avatar for Ravi Gururaj

Ravi Gururaj

Chairman NASSCOM Product Council, CEO QikPod
Ravi Gururaj is Founder/CEO of QikPod where he is building a nationwide network of parcel delivery lockers in partnership with top tier investors and strategic industry partners. Ravi is an entrepreneur / founder of 6 technology ventures, an angel investor, a mentor to numerous entrepreneurs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora

President & COO, SoftBank Corp
Nikesh Arora is Vice Chairman, Representative Director, President & COO of Softbank. In this role, Arora works closely with founder Masayoshi Son to manage the portfolio of interests of the SB Group. Arora is also responsible for the investing activities of SB around the world. Prior... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Shangri-La - Royal Ball Room Hotel Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bangalore
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

8:00am PDT

Registration and Networking
Wednesday October 14, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:00am PDT

Welcome by NASSCOM Chairman and NPC Co-chairs
Moderators
avatar for Ravi Gururaj

Ravi Gururaj

Chairman NASSCOM Product Council, CEO QikPod
Ravi Gururaj is Founder/CEO of QikPod where he is building a nationwide network of parcel delivery lockers in partnership with top tier investors and strategic industry partners. Ravi is an entrepreneur / founder of 6 technology ventures, an angel investor, a mentor to numerous entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for MR Rangaswami

MR Rangaswami

Managing Director, Sandhill Group
M.R. co-founded Sand Hill Group LLC, and has been a strategic advisor to several fast-growing companies. He has held global VP marketing positions at Baan Company, Avalon Software, and Oracle Corporation. M.R. was profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has been named in Forbes’ “Midas 100 List... Read More →
avatar for Arun Seth

Arun Seth

Co-Host, NASSCOM Product Conclave
Arun Seth has been an industry veteran with successful stints at BT, Alcatel Lucent.He is today an angel investor actively supporting the start-up companies. According to Arun, having successfully driven the BPO sector for NASSCOM a decade ago, he intends to pursue the hardware dream... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for BVR Mohan Reddy

BVR Mohan Reddy

Chairman, NASSCOM
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy is a visionary who has placed India on the global map for leading-edge engineering research and development (ER&D) services. Having established Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) in 1991, Mohan pioneered computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:00am PDT

Product Showcase
Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:15am PDT

Mother's home cooking: what's happening with data in the enterprise
Unsurprisingly, most people and enterprises today are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available at their fingertips. Millions of options, results, thousands of sources ... how do you take it all in? How do you decide which information to consume and which to pass over? J.P. Rangaswami—technologist, innovator, economist, among other things poses a thought-provoking question about information usage: "What would happen differently in your life if you saw information the way you saw food?"  Consuming food is a powerful metaphor which serves as a terrific guide to help navigate the tsunami of data and information around us.

Speakers
avatar for JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami

Chief Data Officer, Deutsche Bank AG
JP Rangaswami is the Chief Data Officer for Group Technology and Operations (GTO); he joined Deutsche Bank in January 2015.; ; As Chief Data Officer JP is responsible for enhancing the Bank’s data quality and controls. The objective is to raise data quality and governance at the... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:15am - 9:45am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:45am PDT

Silicon Valley Hyper-Accelerator: Giving Birth to B$B

As we see more and more product companies coming out of India, TiE SV in partnership with NASSCOM and other TiE groups within India launched a program called Billion $ Babies in 2014. In this panel we explore from these companies that are part of the B$B and others the Challenges of building product companies in India, finding local customer traction, local VCs investing in such companies, hiring talent etc. We will also discuss in depth on various aspects of building initial customer base and revenue growth in India and real possibilities of building the next Google, VMWare or Cisco from India. 


Moderators
avatar for B.V. Jagadeesh

B.V. Jagadeesh

Managing Partner, KAAJ Ventures
BV Jagadeesh is Managing Partner at KAAJ Ventures. He has successfully invested and guided companies such as NetMagic Solutions (acqd: NTT), Ocarina Networks (acqd: Dell) and Ankeena (acqd: Juniper) to name a few. Before founding KAAJ, BV Jagadeesh served as a founding investor and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ambarish Gupta

Ambarish Gupta

Founder & CEO, Knowlarity Communications
Ambarish Gupta is the CEO and Founder of Gurgaon-based cloud telephony startup Knowlarity Communications. A graduate in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Ambarish also holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. A technocrat at heart, he believes... Read More →
avatar for Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

CEO, Seclore
Vishal comes with more than a decade of experience in sales,marketing and business management. He is the Founder and CEO of Seclore and handles corporate development, investor relations and strategic vision.BiographyVishal is an IIT Bombay (Electrical Engineering) graduate and a specialist... Read More →
avatar for Venkataramana Rao Nott

Venkataramana Rao Nott

Founder, CEO, Vinculum
avatar for Umesh Sachdev

Umesh Sachdev

Co-Founder & CEO, Uniphore


Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

10:30am PDT

The Product in E-Commerce: Fireside Chat

Snapdeal is evolving from an e-commerce venture into a technology company, offering a suite of products and services. Join this fireside chat with Anand Chandrasekaran, Chief Product Officer share insights on how is Snapdeal making this change, what is the product in ecommerce and insights on building great products.


Moderators
avatar for MR Rangaswami

MR Rangaswami

Managing Director, Sandhill Group
M.R. co-founded Sand Hill Group LLC, and has been a strategic advisor to several fast-growing companies. He has held global VP marketing positions at Baan Company, Avalon Software, and Oracle Corporation. M.R. was profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has been named in Forbes’ “Midas 100 List... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anand Chandrasekaran

Anand Chandrasekaran

Chief Product Officer, Snapdeal, Snapdeal
Anand is Chief Product Officer @ Snapdeal, one of India's pre-eminent Internet franchises (Snapdeal, Freecharge, Exclusively, Unicommerce, GoJavas, Rupeepower etc.) with over $4 billion in annual gross merchandise value (GMV) and over 1,000 engineers. Previously, he was CPO at Bharti... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

10:30am PDT

Understanding the opportunities and challenges in a shared and aggregated economy
The sharing economy is the latest example of the internet’s value to consumers. This emerging model is now big and disruptive enough for regulators and companies to have woken up to it. That is a sign of its immense potential. It is time to start caring about sharing.

Attend this roundtable to discuss what are the imperatives of the shared economy in India and how does the regulatory environment adapt in this framework.

Moderators
avatar for Dr.Srikanth Sundararajan

Dr.Srikanth Sundararajan

Venture Partner, Helion Advisors
Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan has 25+ years of international experience in the software product and services space.  He has worked at HP, Informix in the US, and was part of the executive leadership team at HCL, the world wide CTO at Cognizant and the COO at Persistent through its successful... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ranjan Biswas

Ranjan Biswas

National Director & Partner, TMT & South, Ernst & Young
Ranjan is the National Leader and Partner for the Transaction Advisory Services Practice at Ernst & Young. He also leads Technology, Communications & Entertainment Business Unit. He has participated and led multiple M&A transactions for corporate and financial investors. He has worked... Read More →
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Jyoti Pawar

Head of TMT practice, ELP
Ms. Jyoti Pawar  is the Partner-in-charge of ELP, Delhi and heads the TMT Practice at ELP. She has over 20 years of experience as a legal professional and is prominent in the telecom sector. As a Member of the Law Society of UK, she is also authorised to practice in England & Wales. Jyoti... Read More →
avatar for Aprameya Radhakrishna

Aprameya Radhakrishna

Ex-Cofounder, TaxiForSure
Before starting TaxiForSure, he worked as the Head of Business Development with Jones Lang LaSalle - India (JLL) for Project and Development Services for close to three years. He has also worked with Infosys as a Software Engineer for three years. Aprameya completed his graduation... Read More →
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Bhavik Rathod

General Manager, Uber
Bhavik is a General Manager at Uber responsible for growing Uber in the cities in South India, working on initiatives to scale supply and generate demand along with an amazing team of Operations and Marketing Managers. He has been with Uber for over 2 years since the start of Uber... Read More →
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Prof. Arun Sundararajan

Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
Arun Sundararajan is Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also an affiliated faculty member at NYU'sCenter for Urban Science+Progress, and at NYU'sCenter for Data Science. Professor Sundararajan's research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. Some of his current and recent research focuses on the governance of digital spaces, collaborative consumption and the sharing economy, social media and cities, digital institutions... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:00am PDT

Tea/Coffe Break
Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Make It Big with Something Small

If you can write ”Hello, World!”, you can change the world.

MediaTek chipsets ship in almost a billion devices every year.  It is broadly accepted that the Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity will be vast in terms of potential unit volume and scope. Analysts estimate 50 billion devices to be connected to the Internet by 2020. Your idea can be in the next-generation of IoT devices coming to market.

Most of what you need to make a difference in IoT and Wearable development is already inside your head. MediaTek Labs is where you get the rest: the resources, tools and supply chain partners to go from idea to prototype to product.

We believe that the global developer community will be a major source of innovation in IoT. According to Vision Mobile (June 2014), there will be 4.5 million IoT developers by 2020. In this exploding era of IoT, MediaTek Labs serves as an open and inclusive global ecosystem program to support the development of a new generation of IoT enabled devices and associated services that will help connect billions of things and users, across different markets and applications.

If you really want to change the world, this is where you start.

From smart light bulbs to smartwatches, the next-generation health monitoring devices, robotic rovers and tracking devices – find out what it takes to make them and how to join the new developer movement. 

Speakers
avatar for Marc Naddell

Marc Naddell

Global VP, Mediatek Labs
Marc leads a global team responsible for MediaTek Labs and related ecosystem and developer programs. This includes a dynamic online web portal, development tools and resources, marketing, technical and business support for developers, makers and partners to build, showcase and launch... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Masterclass: The Yin and Yang of Product Development
This masterclass will focus on how to marry the science of product (tapping big rivers, conversions, ab testing, tapping into ecosystems, virality...) and the art (deliver value, delight the user, anticipate their needs)

Speakers
avatar for Giovanni Iachello

Giovanni Iachello

Head, International and Data Products, LinkedIn
Giovanni has a passion for innovating how people live, work and communicate. At LinkedIn, he leads a team of product managers spanning International and Data products. Prior to LinkedIn, he helped several global Fortune 50 companies as a management consultant.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Are high valuations and funding leading to Innovation Destruction?

 As the startup journey in India accelerates at a very rapid pace, we are hearing the murmurs of – is this a bubble about to burst, is their excessive funding in certain segments that is leading to entrepreneurs focusing on similar ideas and not the next gen innovative solutions.

 Join our power packed panelists to discuss the following;

  • What are the funding patterns that we are seeing in the startup sector?
  • Is there excessive funding or still a glut as you hear from many startups?
  • What have been the differentiating factors for the companies that have received massive funding?
  • Is there a lack of innovative ideas – how do we address this?
  • What would be your advice on the next big ideas that can raise funding?

 


Moderators
avatar for Ajeet Khurana

Ajeet Khurana

Serial Entrepreneur
Ajeet Khurana wears many hats: author, angel investor, mentor, TEDx speaker, steering committee of the NASSCOM Start-Up Warehouse, Director of Founder Institute Mumbai, advisor with the seed initiative of a top Venture Capital firm, and former CEO of IIT Bombay’s business incubator... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rahul Khanna

Rahul Khanna

Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital
Rahul ha 19 years of venture capital investing and operating experience in tech, media and telecom.Until recently, M.D. – Canaan Partners a $3 Billion global venture capital fund. Previously, Founding Director of Clearstone Venture Partners, India.Served on the Boards/invested in... Read More →
avatar for Hirokazu Mashita

Hirokazu Mashita

Founder/Director, M&S Partners
M&S Partners, M&Y Growth Partners. Previous: @Hikari Group and Nomura Sec. Investment Banker, CFO, CEO of listed companies, Venture Investor, Startups, Marketer, Financial and Operation, Global JV in Asia, Supporting global expansion. IT/Mobile, IPOs, strategic buyouts. U.S., China... Read More →
avatar for Anupam Mittal

Anupam Mittal

Founder & CEO, People Group
Anupam started his entrepreneurial journey by founding People Group - A New Media & Entertainment group, which includes businesses such as Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile and People Pictures. Today the group is recognized as one of the most innovative enterprises in the country... Read More →
avatar for Mukund Mohan

Mukund Mohan

Microsoft Ventures, Director
Ex director at Microsoft Ventures who ran a team of folks who invest in startups via the Microsoft seed stage fund to help early-stage companies I am an entrepreneur, and have founded & sold companies in the Internet and Mobile domains. I have also invested in the seed stage at 7... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

A Healthy Leap Forward: The HealthTech Opportunity
Heathtech is an emerging opportunity area that is fast catching the attention of entrepreneurs, VCs and healthcare providers. This session features 4 industry leaders who span the patient lifecycle – Discoverability (Practo), Care (Apollo),  Post Care (Portea) and Wellness (Healthifyme) and will share perspective across looking back – business decisions that have led to unexpected growth or impact and looking ahead – where is the next innovation and growth driver in healthcare technology.

If you are an entrepreneur that is already building a healthtech business, do attend this session to understand how to scale and where are the future growth opportunities and for startups who are wondering whether healthtech is for them, attend the session and identify the innovation opportunities.

Moderators
avatar for Tushar Vashisht

Tushar Vashisht

Co-Founder & CEO, HealthifyMe
Tushar Vashisht is the Co-founder and CEO of HealthifyMe, India's first digital fitness startup that has helped over 150,000 customers lost weight and become fitter by using the HealthifyMe app. Before HealthifyMe, he did an experiment to live on average Indian income (Rs100aday.com... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meena Ganesh

Meena Ganesh

CEO and MD, Portea Medical
Meena is one of India’s foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs with nearly three decades of experience in industries including healthcare, consulting, technology, outsourcing, education and e-commerce. She is CEO of Portea Medical, India’s largest and fastest... Read More →
avatar for Shashank ND

Shashank ND

Co-founder & CEO, Practo
Shashank is the founder and CEO of Practo. In this role, he is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the company while maintaining an active role in building Practo’s game changing products. He started Practo in 2008 with the mission to help improve human health and... Read More →
avatar for Sangita Reddy

Sangita Reddy

Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals
Ms Sangita Reddy is Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and her responsibilities includes creating an IT enabled patient centric operation across the Apollo footprint and creating an unmatched continuum of care for patients.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Opportunities for integrating Indian Languages in your products

India is going through a mobile revolution. India today has ~300 million mobile internet users and yet only 120 million English speakers. This means we have close to 200 million people on the internet today with no comprehension of the content presented to them. Given that we're adding 20 million mobile internet users every quarter, we're set to reach 500 million Internet users by 2017. As per a recent report, the number of Internet users in India could increase 24% with greater availability of local language content. Startups and established players are focusing more resources on their mobile apps or even going mobile-app only. To realize this opportunity, it is important that we have solutions available in Indian languages.

Hear industry leaders who are enabling Indian language solutions ascertain what is the opportunity ahead, the adoption curve and what is still lacking in the ecosystem. Key discussion themes include:

  • Does localization matter to the Indian web consumer. If yes, what is the demographics of this user base?
  • What could be the potential impact of enabling local language UX for commonly used applications that are only available in English?
  • What are the emerging white spaces wherein startups can build solutions in local languages?
  • Your journey of building the startup and focusing on Indian languages – key decisions that led to success and how you addressed challenges

Moderators
avatar for Sahil Kini

Sahil Kini

Vice President, Aspada Investment Advisors
Sahil is Vice President—Portfolio at Aspada Investment Advisors. Previously he was Founder & CEO of MagnetWorks, a startup which built Industrial IoT systems. His prior experience includes a stint at Titan Company, building products for their New Business Division. He was also the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Santanu Bhattacharya

Santanu Bhattacharya

SVP Technology and Products, Delhivery
Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya is a well-recognized industry expert in Big Data Analytics, Digital, Mobile and Social Products & Technology, both in start-ups as well as large company environment. Santanu is the SVP of  Data Sciences at eCommerce Logistics leader Delhivery, has led mobile... Read More →
avatar for Virendra Gupta

Virendra Gupta

Founder & CEO, NewsHunt
With over 15 years of experience in the Indian telecom and wireless industry, Virendra Gupta co-founded Versé in 2007. Currently serving as the Managing Director of the company, Virendra’s enduring vision is for Versé to be partner of choice for leading mobile operators in emerging... Read More →
avatar for Arvind Pani

Arvind Pani

Co-Founder & Director, Reverie Language Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Harmony Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Investor Speed-dating
Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:30am - 4:00pm PDT
Taj - Restaurant Azure Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:45am PDT

Innovation in Hardware: Can India Succeed?

The government has launched an ambitious Make in India initiative to promote manufacturing in the country. At the same time, disruptive technologies are creating the Connected Internet of Everything, providing an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build hardware solutions that power this interconnected world.

 Hear a interesting panel of leaders discuss and share their perspectives on:

  • Can India succeed in building hardware, what are the opportunity areas and whitespaces for startups
  • What are the challenges most hardware and integrated hardware and software teams face and how have you dealt with them?
  • Hardware is a more capital intensive sector – is there funding available, are VCs looking at this as a growth area

 


Moderators
avatar for Sanjay Nath

Sanjay Nath

Managing Partner, Blume Ventures
Sanjay is a Co Founder & Managing Director of Blume Ventures (which he co-founded with Karthik Reddy in 2010), one of India's leading seed stage funds. Blume's portfolio includes Qubecell (acquired by Boku), Mettl, Webengage, Hotelogix, Grey Orange Robotics, Taxiforsure, Exotel, Rolocule... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sagar Apte

Sagar Apte

Founder & CEO, CarIQ
Sagar Apte is the driving force behind CarIQ and the functions of the hardware device. Previously, he managed teams aross account management, sales and support, professional services, operations, and product management.Founded in August 2012, CarIQ is a Pune based hardware startup... Read More →
avatar for Arun Seth

Arun Seth

Co-Host, NASSCOM Product Conclave
Arun Seth has been an industry veteran with successful stints at BT, Alcatel Lucent.He is today an angel investor actively supporting the start-up companies. According to Arun, having successfully driven the BPO sector for NASSCOM a decade ago, he intends to pursue the hardware dream... Read More →
avatar for Rohan Shravan

Rohan Shravan

Founder & CEO, Notion Ink
Rohan Shravan is the Founding CEO of Notion Ink Design Labs, one of the only consumer electronics product design firm out of India. He has designed and developed world's first Android SOC tablets, world's first Android UI for tablets and continues to set benchmarks... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:00pm PDT

SaaS: Grow Fast or Die Slow!
Software & SaaS are among the fastest growing industries that are shaping the way enterprises will work in the future. However only 1 in 30 companies make it big! What separates these from the crowd? Is there science behind it? If there is, what are the rules for success? Join us to uncover mantras that successful companies follow to grow disproportionately and outpace the others. The session will include
  • Results and insights from McKinsey research covering 3,200 product companies, on the most critical drivers for shareholder success
  • What SaaS players are doing / not doing globally to capture growth - again comes on back of SaaSradar observations (200+ companies)
  • The introduction to the India ecosystem bench-marking exercise and next steps 


 

Speakers
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Ankit Agarwal

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co
AB

Arjun Balaji

Associate Director, McKinsey & Co
avatar for Peter Weed

Peter Weed

General Manager, McKinsey & Co


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Building products on Google Developer Tools: Open House

Calling all product developers - A unique opportunity to participate in an Open House with the Google team. If you need to know/interact with the folks running the Developer Relations, Google Developer tools, know more about Google Cloud Platform and Play . This is the right workshop for you to attend.


Speakers
avatar for Sunil Rao

Sunil Rao

Country Head-Developer Relations & Startup Ecosystem, Google India
Sunil at Google is responsible for designing programs to grow the local internet ecosystem by supporting businesses, IT professionals, educational organisations, startups and developers to understand their opportunities on the internet and getting them to start using internet as part... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Harmony Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Building Culture through Storytelling

The Storyteller captures our imagination with compelling narratives of initiative, hard work, and innovation. Given the power of stories to inspire, move, and in fact, shape a culture, they have tremendous value for business strategy. Strategists increasingly recognise that in today’s fast-moving world, strategic agility—the ability to move fast but keeping the long-term in mind—is a necessity; they realise that culture is more important than strategy (for instance, see Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast). So, how can we use stories in an organisation to influence the organisational culture? Hear this keynote and discussion session to understand why storytelling is so important for culture building. 


Moderators
avatar for Rajinish Menon

Rajinish Menon

CIR and Director - Startups, Microsoft
Rajinish is a seasoned biz app professional with over 17 years experience in enterprise, SI, ISV & startup space, in various verticals like Banking, Insurance, Retail, BI & Power Utilities. Rajinish is a qualified Chartered Accountant with other master’s degrees in commerce and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Baba Prasad

Baba Prasad

Founder and CEO, Vivekin Group
Prasad is a leading thinker in the area of management strategy and innovation. He is the President& CEO of Vivékin Group, a thought-leading management consultancy with offices in the USA and India. Prasad is also a Sloan Fellow at the Wharton School (USA) and Visiting Professor of... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

EdTech Wil Shape The Future of the World- Disrupting the $4.4 Trillion Education Industry

The education industry is not only huge; it’s also undergoing more changes recently than it has at possibly at any other point in history. As an industry that has resisted online and digital technologies for decades it is now ripe for disruption. Startups are sprouting to fill in gaps and create new technologies to service this increasingly lucrative field. Digital education has the potential to be the global economy’s reset button as country’s race to become lifelong learning societies to gain competitive edge in the global marketplace. Karl Mehta of EdCast will explore in his keynote address and in a fireside chat with Mark Dorman of McGraw Hill and Gorsi Parekh of E-PathShala about the impact of new pedagogies and technologies in personalized, social, mobile, adaptive, immersive, experiential and exponential learning@ Scale,  to transform our lives and economies and usher us in a new era of abundance.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Dorman

Mark Dorman

President, International & Professional, McGraw-Hill Education
Mark Dorman is president of McGraw-Hill Education International and Professional. He is responsible for capitalizing on McGraw-Hill Education’s product development expertise across markets and combining those capabilities with the regional insight and distribution network of the... Read More →
avatar for Karl Mehta

Karl Mehta

Founder & CEO, EdCast Inc
Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and international markets.He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., and Venture Partner at Menlo Ventures... Read More →
avatar for Gorsi Parekh

Gorsi Parekh

Founder, E-pathshala
Gorsi Parekh is the Founder of E-pathshala (www.epathshala.co.in) with the vision of empowering every child with quality education by using technology as the great leveller that it is. A social worker by training from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Gorsi has always been passionate about making education more equitable and accessible... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Rocket-ship Investments

Sheryl Sandberg in her talk to Harvard Graduates spoke about the need to `Get on a rocket ship. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on’. Just as talent is looking for rocketships, so are the investors.

This panel talks to two leading investors who spotted rocket ship investments at very early stages and have themselves built rocket ship organizations. The key themes that will be discussed include:

-         Your story and lessons learnt in identifying rocket ship investments

-         Imperatives in scaling a rocket ship company

-         Advice to today’s startup entrepreneurs


Moderators
avatar for PK Gulati

PK Gulati

Founder & Maker-in-Chief, The Assembly
Prashant K. Gulati (PK) is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, idea accelerator, and writer with interests in innovation, startups, entreprenueurship, technology, mobility, wireless, intelligent buildings, online media and more. PK has been associated with startups like... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sanjeev Bikchandani

Sanjeev Bikchandani

Co Founder, Info Edge India
Mr. Bikhchandani’s work experience includes an advertising position at Lintas India Limited, a marketing position at HMM Limited (now known as Glaxo SmithKline), and a senior management position at CMYK Printech Private Limited (owner of The Pioneer newspaper). Along with his partner... Read More →
avatar for K Ganesh

K Ganesh

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, Portea Medical
Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits. His last venture, TutorVista was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM . He was among the top 5 nominees for the Economic Times Entrepreneur of the year 2012... Read More →
avatar for Rehan Yar Khan

Rehan Yar Khan

General Partner, Orios Venture Partners
An Indian venture capitalist and founder and operator of Orios Venture Partners.,[1] a Mumbai-based venture fund for technology startups. Orios is the largest domestically raised venture capital fund in India.[2] Khan has been recognized as one of India's leading early stage technology... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Future of Video: When every company will be a media company

While TV took a while to become mainstream, most millennials don’t subscribe to cable or satellite, so the Internet has become the way to reach a new generation. With the current shift toward easily consumable media, organizations and marketers are building video assets to share. Join our panel and hear market leaders discuss how video technologies and marketing are disrupting the future and what are the opportunities ahead.

Key themes include:

  • Will the future of the Internet be television?
  • Redefining content marketing – how should organizations build a video strategy
  • Video data and analytics – making it relevant for marketing strategies
  • Is Stream  the future of video
  • Experiences of building a  company in this space – big decisions and challenges
  • What are the opportunities for startups in this space.

Moderators
avatar for Aakash Goel

Aakash Goel

Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer

Speakers
avatar for Sai Srinivas Kiran G

Sai Srinivas Kiran G

Co-Founder & CEO, TeeWee
avatar for Subrat Kar

Subrat Kar

Co-founder, Vidooly Media Tech Pvt. Ltd.
Subrat is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vidooly, India’s first YouTube video marketing & analytics software product. It not only caters to individual video content creators but also to brands & MCNs (Multi-Channel Networks) and helps them grow their online video business. Currently... Read More →
avatar for Ankit Mishra

Ankit Mishra

Co-Founder, StoryXpress Digital Media Private Limited


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

1:15pm PDT

Lunch Break
Wednesday October 14, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

The Art of Winning

Wanna get more intuitive, unleash your creativity & beat your stress? Think you handle the pressure? Funding giving you blood pressure? Come to our session, learn to MASTER YOURSELF and WIN.


Moderators
avatar for Alok Kejriwal

Alok Kejriwal

Co-Founder & CEO, Games2win India Pvt Ltd
Alok Kejriwal. Digital Entrepreneur. Likes to create companies to sell them later. Sold last Company to Disney. Currently builds games for a living. Has a love-love relationship with VCs. Lives on an airplane. Avid Art of Living follower & meditator. Spiritual Seeker. Blogs vigorously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dinesh Ghodke

Dinesh Ghodke

Director Global Youth, Art of Living
Dinesh Ghodke is a B. tech. from IIT Mumbai. He, along with Khurshed Batliwala (Bawa) is the director of WAYE (World Alliance for Youth Empowerment) and has been a faculty with the Art of Living for the last 13 years. He has dedicated his life to spread the knowledge of his Guru H... Read More →
avatar for Dinesh Kashikar

Dinesh Kashikar

Director, Sri Sri Yoga
Teaching large groups in yoga, yoga teachers training, creating video and audio modules for yoga learning Specialties:yoga teaching, audio video production


Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

An Ideal Farewell: Learning’s from Big Exits

In our industry, there is a saying that great businesses get acquired and not sold. Entrepreneurs don’t build businesses with exit in mind, but having been through a big exit, it is important to look back and see what the learning’s were. This panel includes three high profile leaders who have had great exits – Freecharge, TaxiforSure and NetMagic and will discuss the following themes:

  •  The exit point– when you thought this is a proposal worth considering, how do you go through the process?
  • How important were the soft factors such as culture fit, product fit, shared vision, operating model post transaction in the overall scheme of things?
  • How did you ensure that the transaction was going to be a win-win for all stakeholders involved? How did you handle the emotional dilemma of thinking different for yourself from the organization?
  • India has a relatively nascent Indian M&A eco-system, how you see it evolving from here and what can entrepreneurs and investors do to achieve the exit liquidity levels that the US / Israel eco-system produce
  • Life after Exits – will you do another startup and how different will that be?

Moderators
avatar for Klaas Oskam

Klaas Oskam

Managing Director, Signal Hill
Mr. Oskam brings more than 18 years of middle market investment banking experience to Signal Hill, of which the last 15 years focused on Technology M&A and private placements. Over the past eight years, Mr. Oskam has personally led and closed in excess of 25 transactions across Enterprise... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raghunandan G

Raghunandan G

Ex-Co-Founder, TaxiForSure
avatar for Sharad Sanghi

Sharad Sanghi

MD & CEO, NetMagic Solutions Pvt Ltd
Sharad Sanghi is the Managing Director and CEO of Netmagic Solutions, an organization that he founded in July 1998, and now an NTT Communications Company.; He is responsible for growing Netmagic to be India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Service Provider, with over 1000 employees... Read More →
avatar for Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah

Founder, Freecharge
Kunal Shah is a believer in the power of "FREE." He is the founder of Freecharge.in, possibly the only original Indian e-commerce idea which was not inspired by a global player. Inspired by the idea of FREE, Kunal pioneered a model whereby customers recharge their mobiles, DTH... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

Innovating Your Way to a Silicon Valley Venture

Silicon Valley is the most influential place for entrepreneurship in the world, but it operates to a large extent according to its own sets of rules.  For an Indian product company to become a global business, the founders need to consider setting up in silicon valley at a very early stage.

Come and learn from a panel of experts on how can you “break into” the otherwise competitive world of silicon valley, and leverage the silicon valley culture to “Make in India, and Sell in the World.”

Hear from industry leaders on what is the Valley Way. Key discussion themes will include:

-  Why Silicon Valley

-  Demystifying the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

-  Building a business from Silicon Valley –key imperatives for Indian entrepreneurs

-  Leveraging the Strong India Network in Silicon Valley

-  Structuring for Success: Key issues to consider


Moderators
avatar for Anil Advani

Anil Advani

Managing Partner, Inventus Law
Anil Advani specializes in the representation of early stage startup companies, venture funds, institutional angel investors and many prominent angel investors in silicon-valley and India. In the last 12 years practicing law in Silicon Valley, Mr. Advani has represented more than... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Carlton

Catherine Carlton

Mayor, Menlo Park City Council
Mayor of Menlo Park, a volunteer in the community, a successful businesswoman, a wife and the mother of two small children. Catherine iw working to make Menlo Park a vibrant place to live, work and visit.She grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she learned the importance of community... Read More →
avatar for Shekhar Kirani

Shekhar Kirani

Partner, Accel India
Shekhar Kirani joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on investments in enterprise companies. Shekhar led Accel’s investments in FreshDesk, ChargeBee, JiffleNow, ManageMySpa, SureWaves, ANSR and GoldVIP (Crown-IT). Before Accel, Shekhar was part of two successful mobile enterprise startups... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah

CEO, Zapty
Sanjay Shah provides the vision, strategic direction and execution for Zapty (www.zapty.com). Before Zapty, he was the Managing Director and Head of Software Delivery Centers for Schneider Electric/Invensys Skelta. Skelta Software (www.skelta.com) was acquired by Invensys, plc. (www.invensys.com... Read More →
TS

Tulsi Swamy

Prime Venture Partners


Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

The future of Consumer Internet Businesses

India is the big frontier for consumer Internet space and smartphone penetration is increasing like crazy. Every day you read about a new consumer internet company and billions of dollars of valuations and funding is being raised across different categories of Consumer Internet.

Hear this invigorating panel across a cross section of consumer internet companies that are market leaders in their categories discuss key themes including:

  • What defines a market leader in this sector, how do you scale and succeed
  • Is the market saturated or will we witness new companies emerging in these segments
  • Key challenges of the consumer internet sector
  • Do you see the need to pivot or broad base your business model
  • Your advice to entrepreneurs who are looking to build consumer internet companies

Moderators
avatar for Rajesh Sawhney

Rajesh Sawhney

Founder, GSF Accelerator
Rajesh is the founder of GSF, India’s leading multi-city Tech-Startup Accelerator for the brightest tech startups in India. GSF provides tech startups mentorship from celebrated digital founders, initial capital and global exposure. At GSF, Rajesh is architecting the vital building... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kapil Bharati

Kapil Bharati

CTO, Delhivery
Result oriented supply chain professional experienced in Demand Planning, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement with proven leadership and negotiation skills
avatar for Sriharsha Majety

Sriharsha Majety

CEO and Cofounder, Swiggy
Sriharsha is building Swiggy, India's fastest growing food delivery platform winning hugely loyal customers across all major cities in India. A BITS-Pilani and IIM Calcutta alumnus, Sriharsha briefly worked as an investment banker in Nomura International before returning to India... Read More →
avatar for Rajiv Srivasta

Rajiv Srivasta

Co-Founder COO, Urban Ladder
Rajiv co-founded Urban Ladder with Ashish Goel in July 2012 with the vision of making a million Indian homes beautiful. Today, Urban Ladder is India’s leading online furniture and home décor destination, and a preferred choice for shoppers looking for world class designs and exceptional... Read More →
avatar for Vikram Vaidyanathan

Vikram Vaidyanathan

Managing Director, Matrix Partners
Promoter and director - BigBasket.com , Bluestone.com , Avagmah.com , HomeLane.com


Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

2:15pm PDT

Ease of business –Start Up to Stand Up.

The Prime Minister announced the Start-up India initiative on Independence day. What does this initiative mean for startups, how do you enable ease of doing business. Join us for an interactive policy roundtable that discusses the following themes:

1.      Update on various Govt initiatives for start-ups / ease of business– AIM, SETU, Start-up India initiative, High Level Committees for SME financing, Bankruptcy and closure, Companies law, India Aspiration Fund to help create more early stage funds for start ups, SEBI initiatives on AIFs, SME exchange, etc

2.      Impact areas for ease of business – identifying concerns and issues – Moderated by Nishth Desai and Associates

  • From Incorporation to Closure - Incorporation and Pre-incorporation approvals; Financing – Equity and Debt'; Taxation; Closure
  • Investor concerns – Permissions, Taxation, Exit etc.

 

 


Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

Big Data: Mining the Treasure
The Big Data track this year focuses on leveraging public data -- a source that holds great promise.The timing is apt -- we are in a leapfrog moment for a public data explosion.This session has 5 talks from practitioners in the Government and industry that covers:
- What are some sources of public data
- What does it take to be able to use it
- How you can leverage public data and build a business around it
- How are people using it today in their businesses.

14:15 - 14:30 - Introduction to the track
14:30 - 14:45 - Public education data
14:45 - 15:00 - Monetising public data
15:00 - 15:15 - Public geographic data
15:15 - 15:30 - Crowdsourced Data Enrichment
15:30 - 15:45 - Leveraging Aadhar data


Moderators
avatar for S Anand

S Anand

Cofounder & Chief Data Scientist, Gramener
Anand and his team explore insights from data and communicates these as visual stories. Anand also builds the Gramener Visualisation Server -- Gramener's flagship product.Anand has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston... Read More →
avatar for G N Shrinivas

G N Shrinivas

Senior Director, WalmartLabs
Dr. Shrinivas is a technologist, leader, catalyst and change champion with experience in start-ups and established businesses with top talent teams. Shrini is a global Indian who loves problem solving, especially when it involves innovatively using technology to solve novel & transformative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Santanu Bhattacharya

Santanu Bhattacharya

SVP Technology and Products, Delhivery
Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya is a well-recognized industry expert in Big Data Analytics, Digital, Mobile and Social Products & Technology, both in start-ups as well as large company environment. Santanu is the SVP of  Data Sciences at eCommerce Logistics leader Delhivery, has led mobile... Read More →
avatar for Atul Jalan

Atul Jalan

MD & CEO, Manthan Systems
Atul Jalan is a visionary industry leader and innovator whose entrepreneurial successes are shaping the future of retail technologies.Atul is a lifelong entrepreneur with the ability to visualise and has passion to create and build. Manthan is his fourth successful venture. He has... Read More →
avatar for Srikanth Nadhamuni

Srikanth Nadhamuni

CEO & Cofounder, Khosla Labs
Srikanth Nadhamuni is a technologist and entrepreneur who spent a decade and a half in California’s Silicon Valley designing CPUs, developing software products and creating internet startups.Srikanth was inspired by his grandfather’s entrepreneurial zeal, who with his 10th grade... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Rajaram Sharma

Prof. Rajaram Sharma

Joint Director, Central Institute of Educational Technology, NCERT
Prof Rajaram S. Sharma has been associated with the education system in India in various capacities. Beginning as a school teacher and later as a teacher educator, he has specialised in primary education and science education, designing and organising courses and developing curricular... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Harmony Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:00pm PDT

Going Global and Entering New Markets

Studies show that startups are going global more quickly than ever before: economic forces and globalization are pushing startups to explore new markets, technology has made cross-border transactions and communication comfortable and accessing capital and reaching more early adopters are strong incentives to expand internationally. However, founding, building, and growing a global startup will require pretty serious work. This session discusses opportunities in new markets, strategies that startups should focus when they decide to go global and what pitfalls to avoid. Key discussion themes include:

  • Tips for startups that are building a global strategy
  • Go local to go global – how important is that in today’s interconnected world
  • Choosing the right markets and then building a country specific strategy
  • How different countries are supporting startups and how can you as a startup take advantage

 


Moderators
avatar for PK Gulati

PK Gulati

Founder & Maker-in-Chief, The Assembly
Prashant K. Gulati (PK) is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, idea accelerator, and writer with interests in innovation, startups, entreprenueurship, technology, mobility, wireless, intelligent buildings, online media and more. PK has been associated with startups like... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Takeshi Ebihara

Takeshi Ebihara

Founding General Partner, Rebright Partners
Ebihara is Founding General Partner of Rebright Partners, Venture Capital invests in Internet sector in SE Asia and India. Ebihara has been in the industry 20 years as Venture Capitalist, as well as serial entrepreneur founded and managed several internet companies himself includes... Read More →
avatar for Miten Mehta

Miten Mehta

Co-Founder and Advisor, Spintaccel, Inc
The three most harmful addictions for future entrepreneurs are – Caffeine, Procrastination and Monthly salary’. Miten is a Board Member, Mentor, Advisor, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur, specializing in scaling technology led start-ups with over 20 years of experience across US... Read More →
avatar for Shaukat Shamim

Shaukat Shamim

Founder & CEO, Youplus, Inc
Shaukat is the Founder and CEO of Youplus, a Consumer Lifestyle-Sponsoring Platform.  YouPlus uses machine learning to create a “Lifestyle-Graph” specifically geared towards what matters in consumer’s lives. Whether it’s the specific genre of music they prefer to download... Read More →
avatar for Majed Al Suwaidi

Majed Al Suwaidi

Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsourcing Zone
Majed Al Suwaidi is the Managing Director for Dubai Internet City (DIC), the MENA region’s largest ICT hub and Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ), a modern, hi-tech business hub dedicated to the growth of the global outsourcing industry.In his capacity as MD, Majed is responsible for furthering... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:00pm PDT

Fintech Disruptors: Are they reshaping finance?

Fintech companies, are easing payment processes, reducing fraud, saving users money, promoting financial planning, and rehaping a giant industry. As we move to an era of banks without branches, personalization of services, analytics defining risk and fraud, what are the opportunities for the new age fintech companies. Hear this panel discussion wherein some of the best fintech companies from India talk about how they are building global businesses and disrupting the traditional financial system.


Moderators
avatar for Rahul Khanna

Rahul Khanna

Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital
Rahul ha 19 years of venture capital investing and operating experience in tech, media and telecom.Until recently, M.D. – Canaan Partners a $3 Billion global venture capital fund. Previously, Founding Director of Clearstone Venture Partners, India.Served on the Boards/invested in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manav Garg

Manav Garg

CEO & Founder, Eka Software Solutions
A leading provider of Commodity Management software. An entrepreneur and former commodity trader, Manav is the driving force behind Eka’s innovative product portfolio and is responsible for its global business strategy and growth. Employing his in-depth knowledge of commodity markets... Read More →
avatar for Kush Mehra

Kush Mehra

President APAC, Pine Labs
Kush has domain expertise in the payments industry & possesses an in-depth knowledge of the cards eco-system, having worked with Visa Inc , American Express & Citibank over the last 10 years. As a part of the Management team, Kush is Responsible for Profitable growth of multiple Business... Read More →
avatar for Anshul Rai

Anshul Rai

Co-founder & CEO, Happay
Anshul is a computer science graduate from IIT Kharagpur. Post engineering, he grabbed the most coveted job at Microsoft Research Lab. He spent two wonderful years at MSR, filing 2 patents and publishing 4 papers in International Journals. However, this did not appease his hunger... Read More →
avatar for Vivek Subramanyam

Vivek Subramanyam

CEO, Fintellix
Vivek pilots Fintellix’s growth and revenue strategy and has global experience working for organizations such as iGate, Cognizant, Citibank and TCS. In his previous role, he was the Head of Presales & Solutions iGate and a member of iGate's Leadership Council. At Cognizant, he was... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:00pm PDT

Return of B2B: Moving beyond food and delivery!

The session will focus on

  • can India create the next wave of large players; the last real wave being IT/ITeS cos 
  • are VCs warming upto this  
  • Do large India corporates see value in partnering or investing in these startups.

Moderators
avatar for Alok Bardiya

Alok Bardiya

Director - Corporate Development (India and APJ), Cisco Ventures
Alok has worked with some of the top global companies both in the US and in India. He has also been an entrepreneur early in his career, co-founding a B2B e-commerce company which was later acquired by a public listed organization.He currently heads Cisco’s VC and M&A team for India... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alok Goyal

Alok Goyal

Partner, Helion Ventures
Alok Goyal is a Partner at Helion Advisors, based out of Gurgaon. Alok focuses on Enterprise Software & Outsourcing investments. He serves on the board of Linguanext, and is also an Independent Director on the board of eClerx. Prior to Helion, Alok was the Chief Operating Officer... Read More →
avatar for Umesh Jain

Umesh Jain

CIO & CTO, NSE
avatar for Kanchan Kumar

Kanchan Kumar

Cofounder, Remitr.com and Emportant
24 years experience in software product industry and 12+ years as an entrepreneur. Passionate about entrepreneurship in general and growth of Mumbai startup eco-system in particular. Co-founder of Emportant - Smart HR Software on the Cloud for Small & Medium businesses. Lead Volunteer... Read More →
avatar for Nitin Nayar

Nitin Nayar

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus India Pvt Ltd
Nitin Nayar is based in Mumbai, joined Warburg Pincus in 2003 and has been working with the firms Indian affiliate since 2004. Mr. Nayar is involved in the firm’s investment advisory activities in India where he evaluates opportunities in the technology and media sectors. Prior... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:00pm PDT

Startup Leadership Lessons Learnt
In this interactive huddle learn the key startup leadership lessons, how to deal with failure and think Big.

Moderators
avatar for Sunil Rao

Sunil Rao

Country Head-Developer Relations & Startup Ecosystem, Google India
Sunil at Google is responsible for designing programs to grow the local internet ecosystem by supporting businesses, IT professionals, educational organisations, startups and developers to understand their opportunities on the internet and getting them to start using internet as part... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for B.V. Jagadeesh

B.V. Jagadeesh

Managing Partner, KAAJ Ventures
BV Jagadeesh is Managing Partner at KAAJ Ventures. He has successfully invested and guided companies such as NetMagic Solutions (acqd: NTT), Ocarina Networks (acqd: Dell) and Ankeena (acqd: Juniper) to name a few. Before founding KAAJ, BV Jagadeesh served as a founding investor and... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:00pm PDT

An interactive session with Jaipur Startups
Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Business Centre Oval 2 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:00pm PDT

Investor Connect for Women in Tech

At this session, we will have 3-4 entrepreneurs pitch to Sandy and a jury comprising of investors and industry experts who will give detailed feedback to the entrepreneurs. This session will end with a presentation from the Founder of Fitternity who recently raised money successfully.

By invitation only and limited to 15 entrepreneurs


Speakers
avatar for Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

General Manager, IBM
A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on expanding... Read More →
avatar for Lathika Pai

Lathika Pai

MD Asia, Kollective
Lathika Pai is a serial entrepreneur who has also worked in large technology companies in the US and UK.Her international experience includes working at Nortel, American Management Systems (CGI) and a $300 million funded start up Relera. Her first entrepreneurial company Virtual Source... Read More →

Investors
avatar for Ankita Vashistha

Ankita Vashistha

CEO, Saha Fund
The Saha Fund is focused on investing in women led enterprises or male entrepreneurs creating products for women. Ankita has close to 10 years of investment background and has an Engineering Degree from Ramiah College of Engineering and an MS in Finance from Cranfield UK. She is part... Read More →
avatar for Sejal Shah Gulati

Sejal Shah Gulati

MD, Time Inc, India
Conceived and developed the concept of Time Inc India where responsibilities included setting up the entity both strategically and operationally. Time Inc. India* is a rapidly growing global in-house center that consistently strives towards high standards of performance, delivery... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
II Floor Meeting room

3:45pm PDT

Tea/Coffe Break
Wednesday October 14, 2015 3:45pm - 4:10pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:00pm PDT

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) HiTech Meet Up

BSE Hi-Tech will enable efficient exits and exciting investment opportunities to venture investors while providing access to capital to young fast growing companies. Join the CEO for an interactive session and understand how your company could raise capital on this platform.


Speakers
AC

Ashish Chauhan

Managing DirectorBombay Stock Exchange


Wednesday October 14, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:15pm PDT

Future of Retail: Where Digital meets Physical

There should be no difference between the in-store and online experience for the customer. Hear how WalmartLabs and Walmart is ensuring that the customer experience is completely seamless between mobile device - picking up, searching, delivering to your house or shopping in-store, navigating capability etc.

 Jeremy will also share what are the innovation opportunities for start-ups and how can start-ups partner with Walmart.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy King

Jeremy King

CTO & SVP Global eCommerce, WalmartLabs
As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Global e-Commerce at Walmart, Jeremy has been on the forefront of cloud computing and brings over 20 years of experience to his position. Jeremy’s focus has been on highly available and scalable web technologies, engineering... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 4:15pm - 4:40pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:30pm PDT

NASSCOM Japan Council Meeting (By Invite Only)
Wednesday October 14, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:40pm PDT

Science Fiction and the future of retailing

Lowe’s Innovation Labs (LIL), the disruptive technology arm of home improvement retailer Lowe’s, is breaking new ground by leveraging professional science fiction writers to create intuitive narratives, in comic book form, about how technology could benefit consumers and change the future of the business.

 Through this process, the company envisioned a future where technology could bring significant changes to the retail customer experience. This led the home improvement company to introduce the Lowe's Holoroom, an augmented reality home improvement design tool, the OSHbot autonomous retail service robot, and in-store 3D scanning and printing services.       

 Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, will outline the evolution of exponential technologies and present the case for why now is the time when this technology is poised to forever change human behavior, customer experiences and consumer communications.

Nel will explain how Lowe's Innovation Labs has approached the innovation process and successfully introduced technology to real-world consumer audiences.


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Nel

Kyle Nel

Executive Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
Kyle Nel is the Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, part of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., where he is responsible for driving retail innovation through disruptive technologies. Through Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Kyle brings together uncommon partners to imagine the impossible... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 4:40pm - 5:00pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

5:00pm PDT

Putting the `E' in Estonia

It is a small, inconspicuous country, yet hardly any other nation is as advanced in the area of digital adaptivity as Estonia: thanks to Taavi Kotka. Mr. Kotka has been the CIO of the Estonian government since 2013. Under his management, Estonia is working to introduce virtual citizenship. At the event, Mr. Kotka will speak about how digitization is changing the mechanisms of citizen political involvement, public administration, and even democracy itself.


Speakers
avatar for Taavi Kotka

Taavi Kotka

CIO, Estonian Government
Taavi Kotka (36), Estonian Government CIO and European CIO of the Year 2014 (by ICTSpring). Taavi has a strong background working in private sector. He started his career as a programmer, rapidly rising to be a Managing Director of the largest software development company in the region... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 5:00pm - 5:20pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

5:20pm PDT

Shooting for the Moon!

All moonshots funded today are not enough to meet the Grand Challenges facing humanity.  There is a growing moonshot ecosystem that can rise up if we join in this effort and unleash the talent of our people.

As a species, we face a range of challenges that pose threats to our survival. When we analyze the fall of major civilizations of the past it was not war but more often environmental and resource implosion which did them in. The good news is that innovation can solve each one of these challenges. Who will meet these grand calls for breakthroughs at scale? Our governments cannot face these issues head on since they are structured to think in short-term election cycles and focus on local issues; they are unable to attack problems that span larger tracts of time and space.

We will not see the breakthroughs from most establishment scientists since they must support themselves through the byzantine grant process that we as a society have set up and so they apply for incremental work to increase their chances of funding.

Private sector companies are rewarded for increasing shareholder value, not spreading solutions to those who cannot pay for them or uprooting sunk-cost plants that may be destroying the planet but are already paid for. Thankfully, there are some standout exceptions as we shall see in this piece.

In the face of the lack of leadership from traditional sources, new organizations have stepped up to the plate. These organizations and companies have initiated "moonshots" which are large scale efforts that can tackle one of the great challenges -- inspired by the moonshot program of the 1960's which put a man on the moon.


Moderators
avatar for Sunil Rao

Sunil Rao

Country Head-Developer Relations & Startup Ecosystem, Google India
Sunil at Google is responsible for designing programs to grow the local internet ecosystem by supporting businesses, IT professionals, educational organisations, startups and developers to understand their opportunities on the internet and getting them to start using internet as part... Read More →
avatar for Ashwani Sharma

Ashwani Sharma

Program Manager, Google
Program Manager at Google.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Hidary

Jack Hidary

Program Lead, Solve For X
Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur and has been dedicated to public service in education, sustainable energy and economic growth.In 1995, Jack followed in his family’s entrepreneurial footsteps and established EarthWeb a company dedicated to the needs of tech professionals... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 5:20pm - 5:45pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

5:45pm PDT

XPrize Challengers

India has two sides to the coin: On one side, an extremely entrepreneurial economy and set of people and on the flipside, India has big problems. Some of the next innovations need to come from India.

If you want real solutions to massive problems, then you just don’t go to the experts. You have to create an incentive for people to come together to work for the problem. XPRIZE defines a grand challenge. It creates a call for action for something that is very audacious yet achievable. Hear about the X Prize journey and how they are enabling high impact innovations.


Speakers
avatar for Sridharan Mani

Sridharan Mani

Director & CEO, American Megatrends India Private Limited
Twenty-one years IT-related senior leadership experience building businesses, handling aggressive corporate and client leadership roles, and solidifying profitable C-level relationships at Fortune companies in finance, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, telecom, education, and... Read More →
avatar for Rahul Narayan

Rahul Narayan

Fleet Commander, TeamIndus, Axiom Research Labs Private Limited
Rahul is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience of creating businesses & taking them to the next level. Recently though, the space enthusiast in him has taken over and he is now responsible for keeping the Team Indus flock together, working out the big moving pieces... Read More →
avatar for Zenia Tata

Zenia Tata

Executive Director, Global Development & International Expansion, XPrize
She have been working for over 21 years in business development and program design for not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises. Her work has spanned 17 countries in Asia, Africa and Central America.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

6:15pm PDT

Room to Read

The Room to Read story began in 1998, with a trek to Nepal and a chance encounter that led John Wood to a local school. While looking at the school's dismal library - a dog-eared Lonely Planet, a couple of Danielle Steel bodice rippers - the 35-year-old Wood was told: "We're too poor to afford an education. But until we have an education, we'll always be poor." That terrible catch-22 poverty trap hit Wood hard, and when the headmaster asked if he might return one day with some books, Wood knew that he would. Six months later, he was back with his dad and 3,000 books, carried on the backs of donkeys. He hasn't looked back.

"We live in a world where over 200 million kids woke up this morning and didn't go to school, where 780 million people are illiterate. Two thirds of who are girls and women. If we don't change that, then nothing changes.

"I looked at this and took a 'go big or go home' mentality - if I'm going to give up millions of dollars to devote my life to this, I'm not going to do it on a small scale. It has to be on a massive scale, otherwise, personally, it's not worth doing," says Wood.

The idea of scaling was one of the most important lessons he brought with him from the business world and his nine years at Microsoft. It's what makes Room to Read stand out. "In the US there are 1.2 million charities and 90 per cent of them operate on a budget of less than US$300,000. They stay small," explains Wood.

Room to Read's growth comes down to two key factors: costs are kept low and the local community is always committed to every project.

Hear the Room to Read story and how they are reshaping education.

Speakers
avatar for John Wood

John Wood

Founder, Room to Read
John Wood is the founder of Room to Read, an organization that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children.® Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.At age 35, John... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

7:00pm PDT

Networking Dinner and Cocktail
Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022
 
Thursday, October 15
 

8:00am PDT

Registration and Networking
Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:00am PDT

NPC Mini Maker Faire

Maker Exhibits and Free Flowing parallel Maker Workshops

• Performances

• Games

• Demo

• Interactive Installations


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:15am PDT

Time for the Awards Excitement!!
Thursday October 15, 2015 9:15am - 9:30am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:30am PDT

Building for the Next Billion
Ime Archibong will outline about how Facebook sees the future of connectivity and how developers can play a role in getting the next billion online and create the technologies that will change how we connect with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Ime Archibong

Ime Archibong

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Facebook
Ime Archibong is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook. He leads the team focused on accelerating Facebook's product strategy by establishing partnerships, driving product integrations and unlocking new business opportunities with leading companies across multiple industries... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

9:50am PDT

Analytics – Discovering value beyond the hype
Analytics is all about asking the right questions. Irrespective of the organization’s size and reach, Analytics plays a big role in shaping business strategies. This illuminating talk by Steve Metz from eBay will help you discover the value of Analytics for your enterprise, irrespective of its size. It is a common myth that ‘Big Data’ is a prerequisite for Analytics, but, in fact you can unlock the power of analytics with or without big data, as long as you create the right hypotheses. You will also learn how lines remain blurred between ‘product’ and ‘business’ analytics at early stages of growth but why the distinction matters as the complexity grows. This talk will focus on why Experimentation is important in a Product company. The product-market fit in any product organization remains a moving target and companies need to pivot almost constantly to stay relevant to the customer. Steve will share valuable insights gleaned over the decades about creating a culture of Experimentation using Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Metz

Steve Metz

Senior Director, Global Customer Experience Finance/Analytics & Global Collections, eBay
After studying Economics at Princeton, Steve started his career in strategy consulting with the Parthenon Group in Boston and San Francisco.  He joined eBay in 2005 during a period of rapid growth and innovation in data analytics.  During his time at eBay, he helped build and scale... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:50am - 10:10am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

10:00am PDT

Enterprise Connect (by invite only)

The special interactive program “NPC Business Connect” is planned for large enterprise leaders looking for most innovative cos in India for any possible partnership/ collaboration. The Business connects is a closed door connect program where highly curated start-ups will get an opportunity to do a pitch (~5-7 minutes each) to interested Enterprise CXOs. 

The key focused segments include Fin-tech (as a key Vertical) and emerging technologies (as General Tech horizontal) –

  •      Fin-Tech 
  •     Innovation (Analytics, Mobility, IOT, Security, Mobile, Retail/ eCommerce)

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan

Vice President of Engineering International e-Commerce, WalmartLabs
As Vice President of Engineering for International e-Commerce, Fiona is responsible for the definition, delivery execution and support of products for our International Markets. With extensive experience delivering mission-critical enterprise software and leading highly effective... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Taj - Restaurant Azure Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

10:10am PDT

The Leap of Graphic!

Join the keynote by Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and co-founder of NVIDIA Corporation to hear the awesome story on how NVIDIA transformed itself from being a  start-up to the world leader in Visual Computing and then expanded its reach into high technology areas like Deep Learning and High Performance Computing . This session will be a great inspiration to all the emerging startups in India.


Speakers
avatar for Jen-Hsun Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang

Co-Founder, President and CEO, NVIDIA
Jen-Hsun Huang co-founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. NVIDIA invented the GPU in 1999 and, from its roots as a PC graphics company, has gone on to become the world leader in visual... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

10:30am PDT

The Super Angel Mindmap

If anyone knows about start-ups it’s Dave McClure. Dave is known as one of the world’s foremost investors in early stage ventures. Since 2010 500 Startups has invested in more than 900 companies, of which more than 50 companies in the portfolio have already been acquired. Three of his investments, Mint.com, Slideshare and Mashery, have delivered returns above $100 million., Dave says we punch above our weight when it comes to innovative start-ups. This is important because every single industry is being disrupted by early stage ventures. Savvy investors know this and want to get in on the ground floor of the businesses that will be the next big things in their industry. In this keynote session, Dave will shre some of his secrets when it comes to picking winners from the universe of start-up enterprises. 


Speakers
avatar for Dave McClure

Dave McClure

Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Dave uses his uncanny ability to function without sleep and frequent flyer miles to uncover geeks around the world. His ominous past includes work at Founders Fund, Facebook fbFund, PayPal, Mint.com, & Simply Hired.


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:00am PDT

Tea / Coffee Break
Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Will India repeat it's software service success story in SaaS?

Will India be able to transition it's software services advantage in SaaS? What are the issues?


Speakers
avatar for Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar

Executive Director, Norwest Ventures
Mohan brings in extensive operational, technology and investment experience, having worked at leading global organizations in various senior positions and personally investing in technology start-up companies. Mohan is based in NVP India’s Bengaluru office and serves as an advisor on... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 11:40am PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Using Facebook Platforms to grow your business
Workshop: Leaders from Facebook's partnership team share the open sourced tools that are available for developers to build, grow, and monetize their businesses - ranging from core platform tools and internet.org. They will be joined by developers who are using these tools for them to share their live experience.

Speakers
avatar for Ime Archibong

Ime Archibong

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Facebook
Ime Archibong is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook. He leads the team focused on accelerating Facebook's product strategy by establishing partnerships, driving product integrations and unlocking new business opportunities with leading companies across multiple industries... Read More →
avatar for Deepti Doshi

Deepti Doshi

Strategic Product Partnerships, Facebook
Deepti Doshi leads the development of strategic product partnerships across Asia for Facebook. She is a long time entrepreneur who has started and led several businesses creating social value. Prior to joining Facebook, she founded Haiyya, a platform for building leadership in neighborhoods... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Managing the Investors post-Funding
Speakers
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Vinod Keni

IAN Angel Investor & Board Member, Cross-Border serial entrepreneur, Advisor & Consultant. Cofounded companies in tech, services and outsourcing in the US & India, raised capital, scaled up and exited successfully. CFO/Operating Partner with impact fund – helped raise more than... Read More →
avatar for Padmaja Ruparel

Padmaja Ruparel

President, Indian Angel Network
Built India's 1st & Asia's largest angel investor network - IAN (www.indianangelnetwork.com) with >350 investors across 10 countries, comprising the who's who of successful Indian entrepreneurs & dynamic CEOs, portfolio of >100 companies based in 7 countries across 15 sectors. Built... Read More →
avatar for Umesh Sachdev

Umesh Sachdev

Co-Founder & CEO, Uniphore
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Sanchit Sanghi

Co-founder, Stayzilla


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

New Models of Acceleration

Business incubators have been around since the 1980s and were primarily places that gave free office space. Since then, incubators have been going through an evolution, and some have changed into ‘business accelerators’.

The startup world is booming like never before. Accelerators are looking for ways to create distinctive value for startups, ultimately leading to successful exits. However, it is paradoxical that many of them are following the same pattern and expect to deliver outstanding results. The truth is there’s a high chance of failure by not breaking the startup accelerator mold.

 So what are these new models of accelerations and how are leaders thinking of these. The panel discusses the following themes:

  • What is the model of future accelerators – is it to become more niche and serve vertical
  • The one size fits all approach is becoming redundant, how do accelerators focus on creating individually tailored value for startups
  • How can corporate accelerators help

Moderators
avatar for Lalit Ahuja

Lalit Ahuja

Acting Managing Director, Lowe's Innovation Labs
Lalit brings over 25 years of leadership experience as an entrepreneur ,corporate leader and industry advisor. Lalit has successfully launched and exited multiple ventures and has served as the CEO and Chairman of several companies including Limited Brands, Lowe’s, Target, Datamatics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pankaj Jain

Pankaj Jain

Partner, 500Startups
20 years in hedge funds, startups, and venture capital across New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, London and India. Specialties: Really Big Data (real-time & static); Early-stage technology investing globally, managing startup accelerator programs, financial market data and portfolio... Read More →
avatar for Navneet Kapoor

Navneet Kapoor

President & MD, Target India
Navneet Kapoor is the President and Managing Director for Target India, a fully owned subsidiary of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). Target is a Minneapolis-based discount retailer with more than $72 billion in annual revenue, which serves guests at more than 1,799 stores and at Target.com.Navneet... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Gaming for Millenia

The session will focus on

- Volume vs. Value

- Will Indians pay?

- Difference the new pricing structure of Rs 10 has made

- Made In India or Made For India or Both

- Is it sexy to say "I'm into mobile games"


Moderators
avatar for Alok Kejriwal

Alok Kejriwal

Co-Founder & CEO, Games2win India Pvt Ltd
Alok Kejriwal. Digital Entrepreneur. Likes to create companies to sell them later. Sold last Company to Disney. Currently builds games for a living. Has a love-love relationship with VCs. Lives on an airplane. Avid Art of Living follower & meditator. Spiritual Seeker. Blogs vigorously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal

CEO, Nazara Games
Over the past few years, Agarwal has been one of the most, if not the most, visible proponents of the games industry in the country.
avatar for Saurabh Aggarwal

Saurabh Aggarwal

CEO and President, Octro
Mr. Saurabh Aggarwal is the Founder & CEO of Octro Inc. He has successfully led Octro since 2006, from when Octro created the world’s first Mobile VoIP client, before shifting focus to mobilizing locally popular games. Currently, Octro's three games, Octro Teen Patti, Octro Rummy... Read More →
avatar for Rohith Bhat

Rohith Bhat

MD and CEO, Robosoft
Dream big, achieve big’ is soft-spoken Rohith Bhat’s mantra. Rohith founded Robosoft as a development centre for Mac in 1996, when the world was almost writing Apple off. This ‘zig while the world zags’ spirit is also evident in building a world-class software development... Read More →
avatar for Anuj Tandon

Anuj Tandon

Co Founder, Rolocule Games
Anuj Tandon, Co-Founder & COO of Rolocule Games, handles Products and Product Marketing at Rolocule. He is responsible for growing downloads of Rolocule's games to more than 5 million globally and handles all aspects of marketing. Rolocule Games is an award winning game development... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Design Awesome

Design Awesome is a workshop to share experiential learning on taking an idea from concept to reality using the Lean StartUp methodology. It includes a brief introduction to the concepts and building rapid prototypes by the attendees of the workshop that we guarantee will test your beliefs and change your outlook towards product development.

 Who should attend?

  • Product Managers, Product Development managers, Lead Engineers and Designers who care about building delightful products.
  • Startup Founders working on their big Ideas
  • Entrepreneurial Thinkers in Medium & Big Companies

As these sessions involve high amount of interaction and deep hands-on exercise the participation would have to be limited. 

Agenda

Awesome Product Design Introduction by Klaus/Aparna (20 mins)

Hands On Workshop “Building Awesome Experiences through Rapid Prototyping & Customer Empathy” – Nitin/Cheryl (70 mins)

Methodology:

The focus of the workshop would be completely on hands-on designing and building rapid prototypes. After meeting with customer and identifying pain points, participants would be coached by Intuit coaches on designing rapid prototypes and learning from customers. These experiments would then be performed on real life scenarios. The learning in this case is expected to be much stronger due to the emphasis on experiential learning.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Aranha

Cheryl Aranha

Staff Software Engineer, Intuit
Cheryl is a Staff Engineer at Intuit. She enjoys working with the QuickBooks Desktop team- where her ability to understand the product and customer requirement backed with strong technical knowledge enables her to design and implement solutions for millions of customers. She also... Read More →
avatar for Klaus Kaasgaard

Klaus Kaasgaard

Vice President - Experience Design, Intuit
Klaus Kaasgaard is VP of Experience Design of Intuit’s Small Business Group. He has 20 years experience in user experience and product management in companies including Telstra, Yahoo! and Microsoft. Prior to joining Intuit in 2012, he was CEO of Fundii, an online and mobile coupon... Read More →
avatar for Nitin Kant

Nitin Kant

Staff Software Engineer, Intuit
Nitin is a Senior Development Manager at Intuit. He is leading the Finance team in Enterprise Business Solution (EBS) space. Nitin has built a great credibility towards delivering solid outcomes for Intuit Finance team through great partnership with stakeholders. He is currently working... Read More →
avatar for Apparna Ramadoss

Apparna Ramadoss

Group Development Manager, Intuit
Apparna is a Group manager and an Innovation Catalyst leader at Intuit India. She is spearheading QuickBooks Windows App and Data Platform. With her passion for innovation and design thinking, she coaches teams at Intuit and help them come up with innovative ideas that brings about... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Harmony Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:30am PDT

Huddle session with Jen-Hsun Huang and NVIDIA Business Ptches
Speakers
avatar for Jen-Hsun Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang

Co-Founder, President and CEO, NVIDIA
Jen-Hsun Huang co-founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. NVIDIA invented the GPU in 1999 and, from its roots as a PC graphics company, has gone on to become the world leader in visual... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Business Centre Oval 2 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

11:45am PDT

SaaS: The unusual approaches!

One size does not fit all and too many implementations end up failing to produce the expected results – end-user adoption and desired behavior change. This session showcases the unusual approaches adopted by leading SaaS companies. Choosing the right approach(es) can make the difference between a failed implementation and stellar success. 


Moderators
avatar for Pallav Nadhani

Pallav Nadhani

Co-founder & CEO, FusionCharts

Speakers
avatar for Aditya Sanghi

Aditya Sanghi

CEO, HotelLogix
Aditya spearheads HMS Infotech as CEO, driving growth with thought leadership. He has formidable experience in marketing of technology products through their lifecycle. At HMS Infotech, Aditya is responsible for Business and Market Strategy, Marketing and Sales.Aditya is a Computer... Read More →
avatar for Avlesh Singh

Avlesh Singh

Co-founder & CEO, WebEngage
Ex-burrp, ex-Onyomo, ex-HCL. Startup kid. Over 8 years of rich startup experience in products and technology. Open source guy. Salesman. Designer. Developer. Marketer.
avatar for Nemesh Singh

Nemesh Singh

CEO & Founder, Appointy
CEO at @Appointy. Started my startup after College. Failed Twice before making a million dollar company from scratch in less than 3 years.
avatar for Manjunath Talwar

Manjunath Talwar

Founder & CEO, Hiree
Manjunath is the Founder & CEO of Hiree. Hiree is the fastest growing recruitment startup, with over 1000 paid customers and 3 Lakh jobseekers. Hiree is innovative solution increasing hiring efficiency and speed, using technology.; ; Manjunath is an alumnus of Indian Institute of... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:00pm PDT

Product Success or Failure: The Root Cause

Marc Andreesen righthly said, “In technology products the most important thing is knowing what you can’t know”. In this session we discuss with two successful product leaders the key imperatives for success or failure in building and scaling great products. Learn about what pitfalls to avoid, is there a structured roadmap that entrepreneurs can follow and how do you deal with a failed product.


Moderators
avatar for Ramesh Loganathan

Ramesh Loganathan

VP (Products) & Center Head,, Progress Software- Hyderabad Labs
Ramesh leads Progress Software’s largest product development laboratory, at Hyderabad, India. He has over 23 years of experience in distributed systems engineering and R&D leadership. In his current capacity, he was instrumental in transforming the Hyderabad facility from an Offshore... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ramkumar Narayanan

Ramkumar Narayanan

General Manager, eBay Product Development Centre
Ramkumar Narayanan is the General Manager, eBay Product Development Centre, India where he focuses on data driven product innovation to support eBay businesses across multiple markets.The eBay Product Development Centre plays a strategic role in eBay’s global product innovation... Read More →
avatar for Piyush Shah

Piyush Shah

Chief Product Officer, InMobi
As Chief Product Officer at InMobi, Piyush is responsible for the vision, strategy, and execution of all things Product. Earlier, he headed Performance Advertising for the company. Piyush was also instrumental in the launch of InMobi SmartPay, a mobile payment solution. Piyush strongly... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Will Wallet Rains mean Wallets Reign in Mobile Payments?

RBI has given approval for 11 new Payment Banks and 10 new Small Banks being announced. In additional a number of new, large, players have recently entered the wallet sector – including large banks and retailers.

What is the future of this industry? Are wallets likely to make it to the offline world? Exactly how will this heavily funded industry shape-up? How will the incumbents stave off the competition? Can the old banks make a play?

Hear from the pioneers, the leaders and the new challengers.


Moderators
avatar for Sanjay Swamy

Sanjay Swamy

Managing Partner, PRIME Venture Partners
Sanjay Swamy (@theswamy) is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Prime (previously AngelPrime), a seed-stage VC firm based out of Bangalore. Sanjay leads the charge on helping shape companies that have a specific focus on mobile applications, banking, financial services and mobile payments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Abhijit Bose

Abhijit Bose

CEO, Ezetap
20 years of rich international experience in leadership roles at ngpay, Intuit, Oracle and Siebel. Abhijit is a Harvard & Cornell University alumnus and is the Execution Yoda at Ezetap.
avatar for Srikanth Nadhamuni

Srikanth Nadhamuni

CEO & Cofounder, Khosla Labs
Srikanth Nadhamuni is a technologist and entrepreneur who spent a decade and a half in California’s Silicon Valley designing CPUs, developing software products and creating internet startups.Srikanth was inspired by his grandfather’s entrepreneurial zeal, who with his 10th grade... Read More →
avatar for Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah

Founder, Freecharge
Kunal Shah is a believer in the power of "FREE." He is the founder of Freecharge.in, possibly the only original Indian e-commerce idea which was not inspired by a global player. Inspired by the idea of FREE, Kunal pioneered a model whereby customers recharge their mobiles, DTH... Read More →
avatar for Bipin Preet Singh

Bipin Preet Singh

Mobikwik
Bipin founded MobiKwik with the vision of making mobile payments easier for the average Indian. He has worn several hats at MobiKwik, from engineering to leading the business development, marketing, and advertising teams. Bipin’s current focus is on taking the wallet to a billion... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura 1 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Building Great, Scalable Products

"Great companies start with great products”. This session outlines what are the key imperatives for building great products that can scale and build sustainable business models. Our expert panelists discuss the following:

 -       Key priorities for product management – Strategy + Technology + Marketing

-      Product management in an agile world

-       Creating a strategic product plan

-       Role of the Product Head -  is it the voice of the customer or the technology lead

-       Building the team

-       Pivoting your product – lessons learnt


Moderators
avatar for Venkatesh Peddi

Venkatesh Peddi

Executive Director, IDG Ventures India
Mr. Venkatesh Peddi is Executive Director at IDG Ventures India Advisors.   Venkatesh currently serves on the Board of Directors at Heckyl Technologies, Valyoo Technologies (Lenskart.com), Hiree.com and UNBXD, and as a Board Observer at Actoserba Technologies (Zivame.com), and iProf... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anurag Gaggar

Anurag Gaggar

VP Product Management, Oyo Rooms
Anurag is the Vice President-Product Management at OYO Rooms. OYO Rooms is India’s largest branded network of hotels and is today present in more than 120 cities with 27,000 rooms.Prior to joining OYO Rooms in April 2015, Anurag spent close to 6 years at MakeMyTrip.com, where... Read More →
avatar for Jasminder Gulati

Jasminder Gulati

Co-Founder & CEO, NowFloats
avatar for Deepali Tamhane

Deepali Tamhane

Head of Discovery and Personalization, FlipKart
Strong strategic, analytic, and hands on leader with proven management and leadership experience in bringing innovative high-tech products to market.


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

SaaS Masterclass
Speakers
avatar for Krishna Depura

Krishna Depura

Co-Founder & CEO, Mindticle
Krishna is a graduate from IIT Roorkee and ISB Hyderabad and has been a passionate startup guy having worked in three successful startups - Tejas Networks, Infinera and PubMatic for last 10 years in variety of roles and has taken several products to market successfully. At ISB, Krishna... Read More →
avatar for Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta

Co-Founder, HackerEarth
Sachin is an IIT Roorkee grad, ex-Googler and now heads Sales/Marketing/Operations at HackerEarth. Being a developer by skill he continues to code in small amount. He is deeply passionate about his work and is a fitness freak.
avatar for Shekhar Kirani

Shekhar Kirani

Partner, Accel India
Shekhar Kirani joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on investments in enterprise companies. Shekhar led Accel’s investments in FreshDesk, ChargeBee, JiffleNow, ManageMySpa, SureWaves, ANSR and GoldVIP (Crown-IT). Before Accel, Shekhar was part of two successful mobile enterprise startups... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Unconference session: Women in Tech

Unconference with Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager, Cloud Ecosystem and Developers 

Session led by Lathika Pai, Head, Asia, Kollective Inc 

Nasscom is pro-actively encouraging more women led entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level and scale up. As a part of this ongoing series of workshops and bootcamps,  IBM's GM Sandy Carter will engage with women entrepreneurs to share her journey and discuss what it takes to create a world class product and team. 

 


Moderators
avatar for Lathika Pai

Lathika Pai

MD Asia, Kollective
Lathika Pai is a serial entrepreneur who has also worked in large technology companies in the US and UK.Her international experience includes working at Nortel, American Management Systems (CGI) and a $300 million funded start up Relera. Her first entrepreneurial company Virtual Source... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

General Manager, IBM
A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on expanding... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Upstairs Boardroom - Agenda Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

12:30pm PDT

Navigating Marketplace Models & Measuring Success
The Marketplace model is in vogue across the startup world. It is a model that offers great promise and competitive advantage. It has the potential of inherent levers like ‘network effects’ that sets pulses racing for entrepreneurs and the investor community alike, but it is also quite demanding in terms of getting the basics right – it is not for the faint hearted. No wonder there is so much interest in this model worldwide, including India. This session from eBay Marketplaces will offer key insights that any e-commerce entrepreneur or a product/ business leader, should consider and measure at various stages of business growth & evolution. This session will cover practical understanding and application of aspects like supply & demand, trust, platform capabilities, monetization opportunities, etc. while demonstrating why Analytics can be a special and powerful ally towards measuring success, and how they all come together to make the marketplace come alive for all those involved.

Speakers
avatar for Vivek Pathak

Vivek Pathak

Head - Business Strategy & Operations, eBay
Vivek Pathak is head of business strategy and operations at eBay Product Development Centre, India where he focuses on product innovation and organizational development to support eBay businesses across multiple markets.The eBay Product Development Centre plays a strategic role... Read More →
avatar for Ashish Singru

Ashish Singru

Senior Director, Finance & Analytics, eBay
Ashish has over 19 years of experience in building and driving data analytics and customer insights into product, customer service, marketing, and sales planning and operations in a variety of industries in both mature and emerging markets. He currently heads eBay’s global center... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

1:00pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Thursday October 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:00pm PDT

Building a Customer Centric Organisation

Ajay Kaul, CEO of Jubilant Foodworks explains how he is plans to leveraging technology to ride the wave of changes in consumer preferences away from the concept of dine-in to food deliverance. He will also talk about what it takes to succeed in the a highly competitive consumer market, how he plans to leverage mobile technologies and what it takes to win against both incumbants and upstart startups!


Moderators
avatar for Arun Seth

Arun Seth

Co-Host, NASSCOM Product Conclave
Arun Seth has been an industry veteran with successful stints at BT, Alcatel Lucent.He is today an angel investor actively supporting the start-up companies. According to Arun, having successfully driven the BPO sector for NASSCOM a decade ago, he intends to pursue the hardware dream... Read More →

Speakers
AK

Ajay Kaul

Ajay Kaul, CEO of Jubilant FoodWorks that operates Domino's Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts stores in the country.


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Taj - Harmony Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:00pm PDT

Sandy Carter Live and Exclusive
Speakers
avatar for Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

General Manager, IBM
A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on expanding... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:00pm PDT

NPC Get In The Ring (GITR): Selection and Mentorship
Thursday October 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Taj - Strategy Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:15pm PDT

Disruptive Products Using Robotics

The keynote will cover how to build scalable architectures that control thousands of individual robots and products that cater to the new demands for automation.


Speakers
avatar for Samay Kohli

Samay Kohli

Cofounder & CEO, Grey Orange


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:15pm - 2:35pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:30pm PDT

Plenary I: Defining the Maker Movement
Speakers
avatar for Ankit Daftery

Ankit Daftery

Interaction Designer
I am an Electronics Engineer by training, but I have a love for software, especially the kind that runs on devices other than computers.I love building electronic devices, interactive installations and fun,quirky electronic projects.I believe in empowering people by giving them the... Read More →
avatar for Professor Dhananjay V. Gadre

Professor Dhananjay V. Gadre

Director, TI Centre for Embedded Product Design, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
Dhananjay V. Gadre (New Delhi, India) completed his MSc (electronic science) from the University of Delhi and M.Engr (computer engineering) from the University of Idaho, USA. In his professional career of more than 26 years, he has taught at the SGTB Khalsa College,University of Delhi... Read More →
avatar for Sahil Mehta

Sahil Mehta

Co-founder and CTO, Lattice Innovations Pvt Ltd
 specializes in biomedical engineering and hardware development. In his role as CTO, Sahil heads the hardware product development division of Lattice Innovations. He has developed 16 functional medical device prototypes/products in the past 6 years, across industry and academia.He... Read More →
avatar for Asha Jadeja Motwani

Asha Jadeja Motwani

Angel Investor, Entrepreneur
Angel investor. Founder iScale, Motwani Jadeja family foundation, Raksha Band, MakerFest India, CloudJam, FabJam.
avatar for Owen Priestley

Owen Priestley

Chief Connector & Founder, Immersion Asia 2015
Owen operates as the Chief Connecter, working in new product development and as a Consultant for Capco for over 7 years. He is the founder of Immersion Asia 2015 – an open source approach to spreading innovation throughout organizations – to every seat. Since starting Connect... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:35pm PDT

Innovation for the Long Haul: How to Sustain a Disruptive Mindset
Whether you’re a startup with 10 employees or an established company with 10,000, it’s essential to have a systemic program around innovation. Roughly 75% of startups fail by their fourth year, and many established companies can’t keep up with the changing times and go out of business before they hit 30. In this keynote presentation, Tayloe Stansbury, CTO of Intuit, will share the company’s evolving approach to innovation and technology disruption, which has enabled it to grow into a nimble, 32-year-old company. You’ll hear about innovation best practices, how to focus on solving customer problems, facing platform shifts and lessons Intuit learned the hard way on its journey to continue building durable competitive advantage.

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Tayloe Stansbury

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Intuit
Tayloe Stansbury, executive vice president and chief technology officer, leads Intuit'sengineering teams to deliver innovative and successful offerings that drive commercial growth. He joined the company in May 2009.With more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, Stansbury... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:35pm - 2:55pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

2:55pm PDT

Redefining AdTech

The mobile ad spend market is expected to cross USD 100 billion in 2016, making it is the biggest digital ad market. Ad tech companies are constantly reinventing the ecosystem, and because they live in the data world they can run campaigns on any metric, and also deliver rich and unique pre-campaign and post-campaign insights. Hear about what is the future of Adtech and is this the leapfrog moment for Adtech. The keynote will discuss the following:

  • How is the adtech world reshaping itself
  • The confluence of adtech and martech
  • How do you stand out in a crowded adtech landscape
  • Building a global business from India – advice for the future adtech startup

Speakers
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Mohit Saxena

Co-Founder & CTO, InMobi
Mohit is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at InMobi. He oversees all things tech, including infrastructure, application management, and IT.Before InMobi, Mohit managed technology operations at Virgin Mobile, designing and deploying their post-paid billing system and their... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:55pm - 3:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:15pm PDT

Tea / Coffee Break
Thursday October 15, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Taj - Verandah Courtyard Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:30pm PDT

Centre Stage Workshop
Thursday October 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

3:45pm PDT

DREAM Amazing!
Device performance, mobile broadband, cloud technologies and the age of algorithms has redefined our relationship with technology.  The next frontier of consumer engagement with technology will be defined by user experience.  The talk will focus on the tremendous new opportunities for rethink and innovation this offers.

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Sivakumar Ramamurthy

Managing Director, Intel Capital
R Sivakumar is Managing Director at Intel Capital and is a voting member on Intel Capital's investment committee. He is responsible for managing the Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing (UPC) Sector and running the Intel Capital Ultrabook Fund and the Intel Capital Experiences and Perceptual... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:45pm - 4:05pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:05pm PDT

Mobile technologies driving innovation and disruption in adjacent markets
The keynote will showcase new advances in Drones and  IOT and how mobile architecture is disrupting and accelerating the adoption and cost structure.

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Karthee Madasamy

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Karthee is Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures, and is based in Bangalore, India. Karthee has over 20 years of experience in the wireless and multimedia industries and has worked in product development and management roles at various semiconductor startups. Prior to his current role... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 4:05pm - 4:25pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:25pm PDT

Building Great Products & Fund Raising Silicon Valley Style

Come learn product management best practices from Steven Lurie and lessons he learned in over 20 years of product and start-up experience at companies that reached scale such as Zynga.  For instance, learn about product prioritization and avoiding the 3 key errors made by most product teams.  

After helping to scale start-ups, Steven launched a venture capital fund based in San Francisco and the second part of the talk will review fundraising best practices and tips from Silicon Valley.

 


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Steven Lurie

Founder, Team Builder Ventures
Steven Lurie is the founder of Team builder Ventures, a venture capital fund to help founders build world-class teams. Previously, Steven was a member of Zynga’s Executive Staff for over 4 years from the early days of the company through its initial public offering. At Zynga, he... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 4:25pm - 4:45pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:30pm PDT

Makers on the Grill
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Kavita Arora

Project Manager, Tech Mahindra
Kavita Arora is a Technologist and Service Designer, interested in learning how to apply technology to social ideas. A devout advocate and ambassador of the Maker Movement, Kavita believes in harnessing the power of collaboration in creative communities and has been instrumental in... Read More →
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Vaibhav Chhabra

Instructor, MIT REDX
Vaibhav Chhabra is a mechanical engineer by profession but a carpenter by passion. A graduate from Boston University, Vaibhav spent 2 years of his career at EyeNetra, building eye diagnostic devices. A few years ago, when he moved to Mumbai, Vaibhav began 'Makers Asylum.' He essentially... Read More →
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Aditi Gupta

Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation, Design Consultant
Aditi works for Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation (MJFF) and has been involved in shaping up Maker Fest Ahmedabad and Maker Fest Pakistan. As part of her role with MJFF, she spent sometime on Fab Academy. She also helped set up School in the Cloud project and Fablab CEPT. Prior to... Read More →
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Abhijeet Khandagale

Founder, MentorBuddy
A Hardcore Mechanical Engineer at heart, who build India's first Batpod.Abhijeet's love for travel has birthed in him an aim to visit Mars. He is enthusiastic About - Solar Physics, Robotics, Mechanical Design, & Automobiles. He has given talks on several topics in 3 countries; recently... Read More →
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Arvind Sanjeev

DIY Hacking, Founder and Chief Inventor
Arvind Sanjeev is an electronics engineer, inventor and entrepreneur based in Cochin, Kerala. He is described as being a serial innovator at several platforms and is currently running an initiative called DIY (Do it Yourself) Hacking. Yahoo-Accenture had also awarded him as the "Most... Read More →
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Vikraman Venu Saranarayan

Vice President, IKP Knowledge Park (IKP)
Vikraman serves as Vice President at IKP Knowledge Park (IKP), managing IKP-EDEN™, IKP's Engineering, Design, and Entrepreneurship Network, India's largest prototyping center and incubator for hardware product companies. He also manages challenge grants and innovation grants for... Read More →
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Gaurang Shetty

Chief Innovation Catalyst, RiiDL
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Alex J Vazhatharayil

Growth Architect, Postman
I spoke at TEDxKIDS@RSpuram about why you should be a maker too. Launched a product on Indiegogo - Tangle - the simplest earphone organizer - Tangle. Tangle is now available online at www.getatangle.com. I would call myself a creative person. I like the process of making things... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Taj - Aura 3 Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

4:45pm PDT

Crystal balls in blue skies: Imagining a future for Indian startups

What might the Indian startup scene look like a few years from now? What might the new unicorns be like - or will unicorns prove to be extinct? What'll be hot, what'll be not? Come to the final keynote for NPC 2015 and get insights from the iconic Mahesh Murthy on what might lie ahead. Will funding shrink or multiply, will there be a boom or bust... all these and other insights in what should be a fun session to round off NPC 2015.


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Mahesh Murthy

Founding Partner, SeedFund
Mahesh Murthy is an investor, marketer and traveller. He helps run Seedfund, which is perhaps India's most-awarded Venture Capital fund. Some of his investees include RedBus, CarWale, AFAQs, MyDentist, Vaatsalya and Heckyl. Mahesh also founded a market and brand consulting firm called... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022

5:15pm PDT

Get In The Ring (GITR) - Finale

For the first time in India, you will witness a pitch within a boxing ring! NO POWER-POINT, NO PRESENTATION, SHEER TALENT AND POWER TO CONVINCE…..

NASSCOM 10,000 Startups has shortlisted 32 startups for the pitch battle  who will Get In The Ring (GITR) There will be 5 rounds, ending in a Q&A and a vote for the winner by our Champion Judges and the audience. 

Join the finale session and cheer for the finalists. Winner will get a all paid trip to compete for regional finals in South Korea.

The referees are Dave Mclure, Steven Lurie, Ravi Gururaj, Mukund Mohan, Ajeet Khurana, Abhishek Gupta, Rahul Khanna

GITR is conducted in over a 100 countries across the world. It’s backed by the Global Entrepreneurship and Research Network (GERN) a Kauffman foundation initiative.


Thursday October 15, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Taj - Aura Vivanta by Taj, Yeswantpur, Bangalore, 560022