Alok Goel is currently a partner at Elevation Capital, a leading venture capital firm. Prior to this, he was CEO of Freecharge (acquired by Snapdeal) and COO of RedBus (acquired by Goibibo). Prior to his startup stints, Alok spent 5 years at Google in Bangalore and Mountain View in various product roles. Alok holds an MBA from India School of Business and a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Alok was listed in the Fortune India 40 under 40 list for 2014.
Deepshikha is the founder and CEO of SpeakIn - India's first and largest consortium of business speakers servicing over 2000 areas of expertise. The winner of 2017 Asia Women Icon Award for entrepreneurship she works with speakers, industry experts and thought leaders globally, engaging these leaders to inspire, motivate and channelize events. Having served an array of Fortune 500 clients, and successfully delivered international conferences, SpeakIn continues to deliver competitive pricing and a pan-India presence to gain access to speakers even the remotest of cities. Deepshikha is a B.Tech. in Information Technology from the University of Delhi and is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the Global Consulting Practicum at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a bonafide Member of TiE - Global and Young FICCI Ladies Organization, a forum of India’s apex industrial body for women achievers in entrepreneurship and is known to be a strong advocate of women employment and inclusion in traditional industries like Automobile in India. Passionate about education, Deepshikha serves as an honorary faculty for MBA students at the Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi and for Executive Business Education at the Bridge School of Management, Gurgaon. She also writes actively on industry interests for Economic Times and the association journals for FADA, SIAM and FICCI. Some of her most regarded writings are on inclusion such as one on: Encourage, Engage, Prosper: Women in Indian Industry.
A visionary and an able business man, Dr. A Velumani proves amply clearly to industry that “Focus gives Success”. Born to a landless farmer in a small village near Coimbatore, South India, today he owns and operates Thyrocare, an industry leader and a brand worth over Rs. 3000 crores. He is also the Managing Director of Nuclear Healthcare Limited which is a Radiology vertical. His focus areas are thyroid Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine. As infectious motivator, he has succeeded in converting educated as employed, graduates as professionals, individuals as entrepreneurs, vendors as partners, family members as wealth creators and by his unique way, transformed intimidating problems into opportunities. He is hilarious when it comes to educating and motivating youth in Entrepreneurship.
One of the pioneers of Television Advertising, the man who has ruled the advertising world with his brand of irreverent humor, memorable brand building campaigns and has created award winning commercials for the most reputed corporations and agencies. Known as the Ad Guru of India, he has been instrumental in changing the face of advertising in our country bringing in the appropriate “regional Indianness” and values into an urban context through his films, creative workshops, articles and interviews.
Bestselling author, financial literacy activist, and an international corporate trainer, Dr Anil Lamba is a practicing Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in Commerce, Law and a Doctorate in Taxation. Dr Lamba's training programs are held internationally, with a client list exceeding 1000 large and medium sized corporations spread across several countries including India, the USA, and in Europe, the Middle-East and the Far-East.
Sanjeev is the Co-Founder of Naukri.com, 99acres.com, Jeevansathi.com, and an investor in promising start-ups like zomato, policybazaar.com, meritnation.com, etc. He along with his partner won the “Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2008 for Business Transformation. He also won the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award & the Teacher’s Achievement Award for Business in the same year. Sanjeev has served as the President of the Delhi chapter of TiE [The Indus Entrepreneurs]. He has also served as a member of the Global Board of Trustees of TiE. He has served on the National Executive of FICCI and on the National Council of AIMA. He is the Chair of the Internet Council of NASSCOM. Sanjeev is also a founding trustee of Ashoka University and a member of the Board of Chintan - a not for profit organization that works with waste pickers in Delhi.
Dr. Mahesh Gupta is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur in and an alumni of the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. He has been conferred upon with an Honorary Doctorate from Sri Sri University Orissa, for his contribution in providing safe and healthy drinking water in Rural and Urban areas. Dr. Gupta, a first generation entrepreneur, is known worldwide for revolutionizing the water purification industry in India. He is the Founder-Chairman of Kent RO Systems Ltd., India’s leading water Purifier Company. He started the company from a scratch and competing with the leading national and international brands, Kent RO Systems Ltd. is today the leading and most dynamic water purifier company in India, commanding a market share of about 40% in RO water purifier segment. He is the immediate former President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and also spearheads International Vaish Federation as its President.
Mr. Saket Modi is a ethical hacker and the Co-Founder and CEO of Lucideus. Saket’s romance with hacking began in school, during a run up to one of his exams. He had just discovered the art of hacking into secure computer systems and his chances of clearing the chemistry paper were looking bleak, so he hacked into the school computer and stole the question paper. He eventually ended up confessing to the teacher, but the thrill of hacking lingered on. Thankfully he realized that his skills could be utilized in more constructive endeavors, and so at the age of 21, he decided to set up Lucideus - a cyber security company. Lucideus is a complete cyber security solutions provider that enables clients to secure their web-based resources. They assist clients eliminate risk of unauthorized access to key systems, files or databases by identifying vulnerabilities in web spaces. They also organise ethical hacking and web security based workshops and seminars. Saket, who also happens to be a pianist in a band, leads a team comprising of cyber analysts and security experts, all in the age group of 18-30.
Shiv Khera is an Indian author of self-help books, including You Can Win, and an activist. He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, founded an organization called Country First Foundation, and started the Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party. In 2004, he lost in a bid as an independent candidate for the South NCR constituency in India's general election. He also filed several public interest lawsuits in the Indian Supreme Court and unsuccessfully contested the country's 2009 general election. Shiv Khera's own life itself of great inspiration. He faced a series of failures in life as a Car Washer, Insurance Seller, and others, before becoming a successful motivational speaker and author. He has made it to the list of the Top 10 Indian Motivational speakers in 2021 (https://www.indianspeakerbureau.com/blog/top-10-indian-motivational-speakers-in-2021/)
Vikram Kirloskar is the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Region for the year 2017-18. In addition, he also holds the following positions – Member, Board of Trustees, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, Chairman, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance, Member, STS* Forum Council, Japan (*Science & Technology in Society) He was involved in opening the import licensing for capital equipment while serving on the Government’s Development Council for Machine Tools in the late 1980’s. He has also served as the President of The Central Manufacturing Technology Institute in Bangalore. He continues to serve on the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He also serves on the Govt. of India Development Council for Automobiles and the National Council for Electric Mobility. Mr. Kirloskar is also President, Automotive Research Association of India and the Past President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
Mr Rajiv Manalal Gupta’s life is been built on a single philosophy “Change Is The Only Constant – Embrace It Willingly & Be Happy” Mentor/Coach Experimentative & Situational Leader Intrapreneur Entrepreneur Innovative, Strategic Thinker & Thought Leader Pioneer of the B2B eCommerce in India launching the 1st online B2B business in 90’s www.officebazzar.com. Over the last 30+ years, Mr Gupta has held key positions at Xerox, Hero Group, HCL Tech & Arvind Group, RPG Group, TATA’s. Today, as Managing Director of nextinc (erstwhile Hero BPO) Mr Gupta has restructured the business from BPO only to Tech based business solutions offering Unified Communication Solutions, Innovative Contact Centre Solutions, Business & Financial Insights, Market Research Solutions impacting CX & Growth.
Varun Agarwal is an Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker and Filmmaker. He has given over 500 talks in 8 different countries at the top corporations and colleges. His talks and videos have been seen by over 10 million people globally and have a following of over half a million people. His entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 21. Launched his company Alma Mater in 2009. Alma Mater is an E-Com brand that provides customized merchandise to students of schools and colleges. In a matter of 3 years, they were able to grow Alma Mater from 0 to a Million dollars in revenue. As an author, he penned a book – How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company at the age of 23. The book is a National Bestseller with more than half a million copies sold. It's being made into a motion picture by Nitesh Tiwari (Director of Dangal).
Vishal Jindal is the Co-founder and Director of Strategy/Marketing of Biryani By Kilo. A diehard foodie with vast entrepreneurial/Private Equity and scaling up expertise, across different businesses & geographies. He previously founded an India-focused private equity fund Carpediem Capital Partners, based in Gurgaon. He is a frequent speaker on start-ups/entrepreneurship and a passionate reader/traveller.
Bipin Preet Singh currently runs a startup MobiKwik which has created India's leading consumer mobile wallet. His mission is simple - 100 million users paying through their mobiles in FY 2018. MobiKwik has created mobile payment acceptance solutions for 50000 online merchants and 50000 brick and mortar merchants. Currently, MobiKwik serves ~30 million users in India who use our App on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Bipin has done Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Deepak Garg is the founder and CEO of Rivigo. Over the last two years, Rivigo has used technology and innovation extensively to create a new-age logistics ecosystem, including the use of fuel-sensing technology to ensure zero pilferage and higher mileage on trucks, vitals tracking using IoT sensors is employed to ensure higher uptime of truck, and data science to make turn around times predictable and reliable. Deepak has done Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has worked in the past for Mckinsey & Company for 8 years before he decided to go with Rivigo.
Sairee Chahal is the Founder, CEO - an online career destination for women. The SHEROES Community has access to high growth career resources, mentorship and support. SHEROES engages with businesses to help them connect with female talent in form of employees, partners, customers and business owners. Sairee is India’s foremost women at work evangelist and earlier co-founded Fleximoms. She is also the Convener, The SHEROES Summit and has been instrumental in bringing businesses and women professionals on a common platform. Nominated for the Editor’s choice for L’oreal Femina Women’s Award, she is also a Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012 alumni, a TED speaker, Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business 2012 and has been featured on shows like Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want. Sairee has been nominated and accepted as an Aspen Fellow – a global leadership fellowship. A believer in work-life redesign, serial entrepreneur, mentor, an occasional writer and mother of an 9-year-old. Sairee started her career as a journalist with Advertising & Marketing magazine and quickly moved on to set-up world’s first daily for mariners. Sairee has worked in start-up mode as well as in large set-ups in research and consulting capacities. This includes setting up Russia and CIS practice for Heidrick & Struggles HSII www.heidrick.com and Confederation of Indian Industry www.cii.in. Sairee went to Jawaharlal Nehru University for an M.Phil in International Relations and to IMT, Ghaziabad for a PG in business management.
Kapil Nakra is a first generation Serial Entrepreneur. In the last 14 years, he has co-founded multiple ventures in the Internet space. Currently, Kapil is working for Digital Vidya, a company committed to provide experiential learning in the Digital Marketing Domain. Kapil is known for his simplistic and inquisitive leading style, which motivates people to think out-of-the-box. It goes without that saying that Kapil has a deep passion for Entrepreneurship and Online Marketing. He is a regular speaker at various Online Marketing conferences and events. Specialties: Online Marketing, Online Consumer behavior, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning and Team Building
Mr. Sandeep Tandon co-founded Accelyst Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 2010 and has been its Chief Business Officer since September 1, 2015. Mr. Tandon serves as Managing Director at Tandon Technology Ventures (Tandon Group). He serves as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board at Infinx Services Private Limited. Mr. Tandon serves as the Chairman and Managing Director at Infinx Healthcare. He oversees the strategy and operations of all group companies. He has been involved in the technology industry for over 20 years. During this time he has contributed significantly to the growth of Information Technology exports from India. He was co-founder and a former director of IQBackOffice - a leading Accounts Payable Processing company. He was also a co-founder and Director at Freecharge.com - among India’s fastest growing internet commerce ventures. He is active in the Angel Investor community and serves as a mentor to various technology start-ups. He served as Chairman of the Electronics Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) and is a member of Young President Organization (Mumbai Chapter). Mr. Tandon completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Inderpreet is a renewable energy enthusiast and has over 20 years experience building large-scale infrastructure projects, patented application products, extremely profitable operations, and raising venture/project finance for startups and fortune 500 companies in energy, retail, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, CPG, and service industries. After his successful stint in Silicon Valley, he thought of starting a venture that will have a direct and positive social impact with respect to improving the livelihood in parts of rural India. Given his undergrad in electronics engineering, passion for solar power development and Indian government policy impetus around rural electrification, clean energy delivery to rural household through distributed solar power generation was the obvious choice leading to his creation of Azure Power in 2007. Inderpreet has relentlessly lobbied generation based incentives in solar sector through Clean Trade initiatives across US and India. His work has been highlighted in top tier publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Business Today, and Economic Times and he is a sought after speaker at major solar power events in India and abroad including Solar Power International, Inter Solar and other leading solar conferences. He is passionate about rural electrification and energy security through clean energy sources. Inderpreet graduated from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and has Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from G.N.D.U, Punjab.
Ritesh Agarwal is one of the most famous and accomplished young Indian entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder and CEO of OYO Rooms, which is a high valued startup in India. OYO Rooms currently is operated in many countries and all credit for its growth goes to Ritesh Agarwal and his splendid team. He is the inspiration behind many young startup founders and he has shown with his example that no matter what age you are, you can start your own company and continue to pursue your passion. He completed his schooling in the state of Orissa itself. He went to the Sacred Heart School in Rayagada, Orissa. After he finished his schooling he then enrolled into the Indian School of Business and Finance in Delhi. Much to the surprise of his family and friends, he never went to the college.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Startup Development, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, and Business Development. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a B.Sc focused in Mathematics from Fergusson College.
I love to build useful stuff from scratch. Built and grew TheBetterIndia.com - India's largest media platform dedicated to showcasing positive news. Led product management and built the entire e-commerce offering from scratch at hoopos.com - an ecommerce venture. Prior to that I also built the early versions of ngpay's mobile commerce app, designed and built ibibo's social networking platform, led a software team at Honeywell, published a book of short stories, trained as a theater artist. Love most things internet and mobile. Rated as one of the top Product Mentors for startups in India.
Mr. Bindra is the founder and Independent Advisor of Digital Matters, an advisory firm, in the areas of Digital Transformation, Blockchain and The Future of Work. His digital transformation experience spans across Agritech, Real Estate, Next-gen Social Networks, Hospitality, Auto and Financial Services. Prior to this, he was the SVP Digital Transformation at Mahindra Rise. His first book on digital transformation, technology and how they will shape enterprises, The Tech Whisperer will be released later this year. He speaks widely on various topics including Blockchain. A couple of years back, Mr. Bindra was recognised with the inaugural ‘Digitalist of the Year’ by Mint and SAP.
Shweta Shalini is the official Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson, advisor to then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of Maharashtra. She worked very closely with former Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis as an advisor, election strategist, and technology consultant. She is the most visible as well as young dynamic Uttar Bharatiya leader in BJP-Maharashtra who hails from Bihar and brings together a wide range of skillsets for the BJP with her corporate and entrepreneurial background. She is also a columnist and a thought-leader whose opinion pieces on political as well as articles on non-political issues are noteworthy. She is an entrepreneur and founder of Fortune Cookie UX Design before making her mark in Indian politics. Her Corporate success with two more IT companies, later on, turned her into a serial entrepreneur which eventually led to her being Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. It was followed by a political career that saw her achieving greater heights bringing corporate professionalism into politics. She was appointed General Secretary of the Ayodhya Samanvaya Samiti which was formed at the behest of petitioners of Ram Janmabhoomi movement to construct Ram Mandir at the birthplace of Lord Rama. This Samiti having representations from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Vishva Hindu Parishad, Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, and Shiv Sena was formed to work towards bringing together all petitioners and removing obstacles to the construction of Ram Mandir. To invite her to events and conferences as a speaker, call +919810735754 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mostafa PC is the CEO and Co-Founder of iD Fresh Food which was started 12 years ago and currently, it employs 1500+ youngsters from rural India and is feeding millions with healthy idly and dosas and other fresh, preservative-free products on a daily basis. Born in a remote village in Kerala to a coolie dad, the expert was a school dropout who later did his Engineering in Computer Science from NIT Calicut and MBA from IIM-Bangalore. During his childhood, breakfast was a luxury, and a three-time meal was a dream. He is Inspired by traditional Indian values iD promotes authentic Indian foods that are fresh, 100% natural, and preservative-free. Today iD is a 1000cr brand. He is driving the passion of all the five co-founders in building a unicorn fresh food company. He is an alumnus of IIMB. To invite him, call +919810735754
Growing up, Debleena loved two things. Stories and numbers. She chose a career with numbers and for over 16 years, worked in Investment Banking, Investment Management, and Venture Capital with companies like GE, JP Morgan, Prudential, Fidelity, Unitus Ventures and Gray Matters Capital, etc. Meanwhile, all the while, over weekends, she explored her love for stories through words and music. Four years back, she co-founded Kahaniyah, to combine her love for data and stories. Today, she helps individuals and organizations apply the art and science of data storytelling to simplify strategy, craft authentic narratives, and demystify the road from data to decisions. She is a published author. Her latest book is a crime novel called A Marketplace for Murder. She contributes data-driven articles on mergers and on Education for Economic Times Prime. She also set up a platform called Chaabee to help students prepare for open schooling certification.
Rhea Mazumdar Singhal is the Founder and CEO of Ecoware, India’s first and largest sustainable packaging company. Rhea was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honor for women by the President of India. Rhea is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2018) and an Asia 21 Young Leader (2019). Rhea is an invited member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) National Committee on Women Empowerment and CII India CEO Forum on Air Pollution. Prior to founding Ecoware, Rhea was a senior sales executive at Pfizer Inc. Rhea has attended the University of Bristol, Oxford, and Harvard University. Rhea is a vocal spokesperson for sustainability and climate change and urges the private sector to shoulder more responsibility. From the UK, Rhea moved to India where she founded Ecoware with the sole aim of solving India’s plastic menace. Ecoware disrupted the food packaging industry by introducing a fully compostable alternative to plastic. Ecoware is made from the waste of agricultural crops that would otherwise be burnt, thus contributing to debilitating air pollution. One of Rhea’s greatest successes has been persuading the Indian Railways, the largest foodservice operator in India, to switch to Ecoware biodegradable trays. The efforts of Rhea and the business model of Ecoware have now been validated by the global movement against single-use plastic and regulations to better consumer behavior. Rhea has been featured in major national and international publications and has appeared as a speaker at events such as Dreamforce (annual product event of Salesforce), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Good Day (sustainability summit of Engie), Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship (by National Commission for Women in India), India Today Youth Summit & the United Nations Foundation
Samir Kumar Sah is the Founder & CEO of Pritbor, an 8-year-old company helping businesses through consulting, solutions & services in the area of Digital Transformation, Data-Driven Marketing, and Blockchain. As a Digital Transformation practitioner, I have my expertise at the intersection of Marketing andTechnology. I am futuristic and believe in the power of AI & Blockchain which is going to change the world. I have professional experience of 12+ years. Before plunging full-time into entrepreneurship in 2016 with my current company, I have developed enterprise software products for 9+ years while being employed in enterprise companies like ARRIS, Motorola, EFI, Sasken, and HCL. After the failure of my two side businesses in 2010, I started my current company in 2011 while parallelly being employed. I have also consulted product startups in the past as an independent Product Manager for 4+ years. I help various Startups, SMBs, and Enterprises through Digital Transformation Consulting, Marketing Strategy & Execution, and Blockchain Consulting & ICO Marketing strategy. Through my company, I am also helping a few Russian & Singapore-based startups build Blockchain solutions. My purpose is to empower lives & businesses. I enjoy helping individuals become a better version of themselves in their personal & professional life. I work with start-ups & brands in their growth through Product & Marketing Strategies. Anyone can reach out to me if you are looking for:- 1. Digital Transformation Consulting 2. Personal & Startup Growth Strategies. 3. Startup & Product Management Consulting. 4. Marketing for B2B & B2C. 5. Marketing Analytics. 6. Branding, Storytelling, and UX Design Consulting. 7. Inbound & Content Marketing. 8. Blockchain & ICO Consulting. 9. Speaking Engagement.
Aditya Kashyap continues to progress in his passion for leadership development and operations management through the skills he acquired from more than 2 decades of experience in Aviation, Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare & Insurance, and Information Technology. He has transitioned and managed operations of Fortune 100 companies (primarily telecom and banking) for the organizations like Daksh eServices, Epicentre Technologies, Genpact, and Global Vantage. He has also been country head and global practice head for healthcare, banking, and finance in his last organization, Aegis. He has trained various team members to become experts in Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Digital Marketing, Water Sanitization, and Information Technology. Some of the clients Aditya has worked with, include American Express (the US, UK, Australia & New Zealand), Citibank (Australia), Bank of America (US & UK), GE Consumer Finance (US), AT&T (US), Bell South (US), Sprint PCS (US), First Investors Auto Loans (US), World Omni Auto Loans (US), 53rd Bank (US), American Imaging Centres (US) Specialize in: Six Sigma, COPC, Business Development, Performance Management, Client Relations, Project Delivery, Profit & Loss, Gross Margin Improvement (EBITDA)
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