About: Abhiraj is the Cofounder of UrbanClap. UrbanClap is a marketplace which helps customers hire reliable local services at the push of a button. From plumbers to wedding photographers, interior designers to yoga instructors, UrbanClap helps you hire trusted pros for all your service needs. Over the past 1.5 years, UrbanClap has scaled to 7 cities in India, built a network of 30,000+ service professionals, and caters to 5000+ customers every day. Prior to UrbanClap, Abhiraj was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, advising Fortune 500 companies across India, Germany and South East Asia. He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. When not busy at UrbanClap, Abhiraj enjoys immersing himself in interesting experiences, be it running marathons, sky-diving, scuba diving or cooking his wife Urvi’s favourite dish.
Company: SAIF Partners
About: Alok Goel is a Partner with SAIF Partners. Alok joined SAIF in 2015 and focuses on mobile and businesses. Before SAIF, Alok was the CEO of Free charge (acquired by Snapdeal) and the COO of RedBus (acquired by Goibibo) prior to that. Prior to his start up 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.
Company: Big Basket
About: Hari Menon is the Co-founder & CEO of BigBasket.com, a company he co-founded in December 2011 with a vision of setting up India’s largest and finest online food and grocery company. With operations having commenced in 18 cities in India, BigBasket.com plans to expand to another 8 cities over the next 2 months, making it 26 cities by March 2016. BigBasket.com delivers the entire range of groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, dairy products, breads, processed foods, toiletries, personal care products, gourmet foods and a wide range of household products. Their range has about 15,000 products. Before his entry into grocery e-tailing, Hari was the CEO of a vocational training company called IndiaSkills, a joint venture between City & Guilds, UK and the Manipal Education group. Prior to IndiaSkills, Hari co-founded Fabmall - a pioneer in internet and grocery retail. An aluminus of BITS-Pilani, Hari started his career with ORG Systems, subsequently moving on to work with many of the best and respected names in the country, including TVS Electronics, Wipro Infotech, Planetasia.com and Integrated Data Systems.
About: Nidhi Saxena is a seasoned management professional with 16 years of Healthcare, Lifesciences & Technology expertise. She is Currently driving Zoctr.com, India’s first Healthcare Aggregator Patient Engagement Platform and Mobile Application that leverages a unique, disruptive and fully integrated business model to offer Home, Telehealth & Remote Monitoring services to patients on a Pan-India basis thereby improving overall quality and accessibility of care, improved patient compliance and medical outcomes and dramatically reduced healthcare costs.
Company: Qualcomm Ventures
About: Varsha is Senior Director at Qualcomm Ventures India, and has 20 years of operating and venture capital experience in Silicon Valley and India. Prior to her current role Varsha was at Intel Capital investing in US and Indian companies. Her current investments include Reverie Language Technologies, Birds Eye Systems, Housing, Appsdaily, Housejoy & Mindtickle. In the past she has led investments in JAMDAT, Mobile365(Sybase), Pollex (Mediatek), Packetvideo (NTT), and MCX.
About: Rohit Srivastwa is a security evangelist and researcher. His expertise includes cyber-crime investigation, computer and network security, wireless security, computer forensics, IT infrastructure and e-Governance. Rohit is an MSc in IT Infrastructures from Symbiosis University Pune, India. Rohit is actively involved advising several military agencies, law enforcement personnel, corporate and Government bodies in these fields. Rohit is passionate in teaching and has been involved in teaching the security and crime investigation subjects to law enforcement, students & corporate. Rohit has trained the police departments of Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata et al. He is a visiting faculty in prestigious institutions including IIM Ahmadabad, Symbiosis Pune and many others. He also takes free sessions on cyber safe parenting for parents and teachers in many schools.
About: Burgess has over a decade of hands on experience as a CISO responsible for Information Security, Privacy & Compliance across the Telecom and BFSI sector. As a CISO, he was responsible for setting up the Information Security & Privacy strategy for the organization and improve the information security posture of the organization by following a multi-domain, multi-level, defense in depth approach. He was instrumental in setting up the enterprise business security architecture for his company. This was designed taking into considerations the business objectives and goals, IT strategy, potential threats and risks, and legal, compliance and regulatory requirements. Some of the key enterprise security solutions that he has assessed/ designed are SIEM, IPS / IDS Systems, End Point (AV and HIPS), end-point encryption, MDM, DLP, Gateway devices, two-factor authentication, remote access solutions, and IAM solutions. He has implemented state-of-the-art SOC in conjunction with an SIEM solution, equipped with event correlation tools for internal and external event monitoring.
Company: Quick Heal Technologies
About: Sanjay Katkar is the Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited. He has spearheaded the creation and subsequent development and maintenance of the core antivirus engine. In a span of over two decades, Sanjay Katkar along with his brother Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, has redesigned the entire product portfolio and elevated the role of Quick Heal as a trustworthy IT security brand in more than 80 countries and a market leader in IT Security Indian. Sanjay holds a Master’s degree in computer science from University of Pune.
Company: Mojo Networks
About: Pravin Bhagwat is an entrepreneur and a wireless security researcher. He is Co-founder and CTO of Mojo Networks -- a provider of highly scalable & secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions. Mojo Networks has built a world class engineering team in Pune which is successfully launching ‘first-of-its-kind’ Cloud managed Wi-Fi products in the global market. Prior to starting his entrepreneurial career, Pravin was a lead researcher at AT&T Research and IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York where he was a member of MobileIP, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth research teams. He also served as a visiting faculty member at computer science department, IIT Kanpur. Pravin also has 16 patents to his credit. For the past three years, Pravin has also been experimenting with a couple of non-tech ideas, such as leading a community level green/recycling initiative, jumpstarting an eco-restoration project near Pune and making a feature film length documentary. Pravin has B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, India and MS/PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Company: Blume Ventures
About: Sanjay is a Co-founder & Managing Partner at Blume Ventures (www.blumeventures.com). Blume has emerged as one of India's leading early-stage funds, having invested in over 50 startups since its inception in late 2010. Blume's portfolio includes Taxiforsure (acquired by Olacabs), Zipdial (acquired by Twitter), Qubecell (acquired by Boku), Grey Orange Pte Lte, Mettl, Webengage, Hotelogix, Exotel, Rolocule Games, and Carbon Clean Solutions, amongst others. Many of Blume’s portfolio companies have secured follow-on financing from top tier global VCs including Tiger Global, Accel, Matrix, Bessemer, Cisco Ventures, to name a few. Prior to Blume, Sanjay was also an active angel investor through Mumbai Angels. His angel investments include Inmobi, Appsdaily (formerly Onward Mobility), Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), Tonbo Imaging and Svasti amongst others. Sanjay’s experience spans the US and India, and ranges from management consulting (PwC and IBM Global Services), product marketing and operations (Sun Microsystems) and angel investing (thru Mumbai Angels). Most recently, prior to founding Blume, he co founded Loxodrome, a legal outsourcing company with dual-shore operations in San Francisco and Pune, India. Early in his career, Sanjay supported the growth of Kanbay (Nasdaq IPO in ’04), then acquired by Cap Gemini for $1.25BL in ‘06. Sanjay has earned an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and also holds an undergraduate major in Information Systems from BITS, Pilani.
Company: Indian Angel Network
About: Padmaja Ruparel is nationally recognized as a key player in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem and has helped co found many of the relevant institutions, besides being an active Angel investor herself. Her operating experience spans large corporates, M&A, and startups/early stage companies. She co-founded and is President of Indian Angel Network (IAN), India's first and now possibly one of the world’s largest group of business angels, comprising the who's who of successful entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs from India and overseas. She built IAN from inception, making it within 9 years a unique institution globally, with over 350 investors across 10 countries and a portfolio of 100+ companies in 7 countries, spanning 16 sectors. She is a member of the Governing Council of EM3 Services, a nation building venture seeking to create a paradigm shift in the Indian agricultural sector by improving productivity. She helped the company raise funds from an international Venture Capital fund and is actively involved in its strategy and growth. She is a Non Executive Director on the board of Omaxe Ltd, India’s leading real estate development companies with a footprint across 9 States & 30 cities in India, having delivered more than 90 million sq. ft. and with a topline of over Rs. 1800 crores. Padmaja is widely recognized for her significant contribution to the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem. Apart from cofounding IAN, she also set up and operationalised the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) the world’s largest organization focused on entrepreneurship with 15,000 members in 60 chapters across 14 countries. TiE Delhi has been ranked as the Number One chapter globally for the last 4 consecutive years. She played a key role as Executive Director in building the Indian Venture Capital Association, India's oldest and largest association of VC and PE firms. In addition she helped the creation of Lankan Angel Network in Sri Lanka.
About: Rahul Deshpande is an Indian classical music singer from Pune, India. He is the grandson of the well-known late Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande of Patiala Gharana Rahul developed his interest in vocal music by studying the music of Pandit Kumar Gandharva. Initially, he sought guidance from Ushatai Chipalkatti and Pandit Kumar Gandharva's son Mukul Shivputra. He further learned music under the tutelage of Pandit Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare and Dr. Madhusudhan Patwardhan. He also learned playing tabla from Pandit Suresh Samant. Also, the legacy of Kumarji's search of including Nirguni Bhajans in the conventional form of music is learnt by him. His repertoire includes renditions from classical ragas to khayal, thumri, dadra, natyageet, bhajan, gazal and bhaavgeet. Rahul has achieved prominence as a creative musical performer from an early age. Several eminent critics have noted the similarity between Rahul’s approach and that of his grandfather’s. He is also the judge on Zee Marathi's popular reality TV show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Little Champs". His work in the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali was appreciated. He have the voice to Sachin Pilgaonkar who played the role of Khansaheb Aftab Hussain Bareliwale. The role was played by Rahul himself in the play Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. Rahul also shares his creative work through an audio blog.
Company: Retired Member (Technology), DoT
About: Anil Bhargava recently retired as Advisor (Technology), DoT where he also served as Member (Technology). In DoT he was closely associated with the biggest and successful spectrum auction and preparation and release of M2M roadmap besides many other initiatives. He was a member of committee on restructuring of NOFN and chairman of the DoT panel on Net Neutrality. Prior to joining DoT, he was CMD of BBNL, mandated to provide high speed Broadband connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats in the country. He has also worked as Executive Director (Wireless Services) with MTNL Delhi where he led many IT, Broadband and GSM initiatives including India’s first 3G roll-out. He was trained in UK and France for E-10B Software Production System and worked in E-10B Software Center for 5 years. He was deputed to PTC Zimbabwe as Team Leader, National rehabilitation Project for 5 years. He has also worked as Deputy Director General in DOT before moving to MTNL where he served for more than a decade. Anil Bhargava is a Telecom Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in various fields of Telecommunication, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Software and Management. He graduated from BITS Pilani and later acquired Diploma in Management, PG Diploma in Public Administration and M.Phil.
Company: Kivuto Solutions
About: Ram Raju is a pioneer in digital goods management through the Internet and is founder and CEO of Kivuto Solutions, one of the world's leading providers of hosted solutions in the education market. Mr. Raju serves as an investor, advisor, and board member for Internet start-ups. Prior to Kivuto, Mr. Raju was a professor of information systems and as a manager of computing and information systems at Dalhousie University, in Canada. His work in this field was recognized in 1995, when he was elected vice-president of the Canadian Association of Campus Computer Stores to represent more than $125 million in purchasing power in negotiations with hardware and software companies.
Company: Kivuto Solutions
About: Glenn has more than 27 years experience in Higher Education. Former director of Learning and Teaching Services at Algonquin College, and manager of the Acadia University Institute of Teaching and Technology, Glenn has been instrumental in the development and deployment of innovative educational technologies ranging from Learning Management Systems, Curriculum mapping applications, digital activities and institutional level deployments of eTexts. Glenn was a 2013 receipt of an excellence in leadership award from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and is often asked to present at Colleges and Universities throughout North America on educational technologies best practices and directions. Glenn holds a B.SC and M.SC from Mount Allison University.
Company: Bajaj Finserv Role Managing Director
About: Sanjiv Bajaj graduated with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune. He then completed his Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick, UK and subsequently went on to complete his MBA from Harvard Business School. Sanjiv took charge as the Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv in 2008. Bajaj Finserv operates in the Insurance business through Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Limited, and in the consumer lending business through Bajaj Finance Limited. His role includes guiding the current businesses and building new ones in the financial servicessector.
Company BW | Businessworld Position Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
About: Mr. Anurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India's leading BusinessSchool. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld Chairman of BW | Businessworld, a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country. Since taking over BW Businessworld 13 months back Mr. Batra has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, asia a leading website on digital marketing , www.everythingexperiential.com India s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. BW smart cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively
Company: Kivuto Solutions
About: Ms. Jaswinder Kaur has over 20 years of operational and venture capital experience in the sustainability, education and ICT sector. She is a founding member of TiE – Ottawa, Canada. Most recently she served as Director of the Canada-India Centre for Excellence at Carleton University, in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. She was also Vice-President, Cleantech for TaraSpan Inc., where she worked with international clients to facilitate market entry/expansion plan in India as well as advised institutions on climate change strategy. Prior to this, Jaswinder was Managing Director for the Cleantech Group, a leading provider of market intelligence and advisory services, based in Delhi. From 2006-2008, Jaswinder played a key role as Executive Director of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA). Before IVCA, Jaswinder was a co-Founding Partner at Venture Coaches, a $50M early stage venture capital fund. This followed an extensive global career building a marketing and operations background working at leading telecom companies. Jaswinder has also served as a consultant to World Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (Sustainable Cities program), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and UK Department for International Development (DfiD) and educational institutions. Jaswinder has a MBA from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is also a graduate of the Frankfurt Business School with specialization on climate change finance.
Position: Intellectual property attorney
About: Anand Deshpande is an intellectual property attorney with 15+ years of rich experience in Intellectual Property management and Software contracts. Anand has been working with Cognizant Technology Solutions for about 5 years and manages the IP life cycle in Cognizant including identification, protection and commercialization of intellectual property. He manages the global licensing deals right from structuring complex deals and Client negotiations. Additionally he also deals with Partnerships and Alliances and Software/Technology services contracts and other legal projects. Anand is also involved as a visiting faculty with law schools in Pune.
Shankar M Venugopal
Company: Cummins India
About: Dr Shankar is a technology innovation leader with strong technical expertise in Clean Energy, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials. He has rich experience in developing new technologies and leading ‘Innovative New Product Development’ He has a successful innovator track record with numerous granted patents, technical publications and new products. He is skilled in leading global teams with focus on delivery of innovation strategy. Shankar obtained a Ph.D in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and won the gold medal for the best doctoral thesis. He studied general management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Shankar has lead technology innovation efforts at Multi National Companies that include GE, Dow, Honeywell & Cummins.
Company: Rang De
About: Ram is the co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Rang De. He was chosen for the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012 in recognition of Rang De's game-changing efforts to lower the cost of credit. A firm believer in the social business model, he started Rang De in 2008 as a platform to raise social investments for individuals. His conviction that there is a need to lower the cost of microcredit has been instrumental in shaping Rang De's values and beliefs. Prior to starting Rang De, Ram worked as Principal Consultant for Vignette Europe Limited and has consulted for some of the world's best companies.
Company: Bottom of Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
About: Ashish Gawade is the Social Entrepreneur/ CEO and Co-Founder of Bottom of the Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations (www.BoPEEI.com), a triple bottom line venture, which serves the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ using clean technology. This venture is inspired by his dear Professor, C K Prahalad and Manashakti Research Center, Lonavala. Ashish’s technical and business innovations have been featured in speeches of eminent personalities in international clean energy and development conferences globally. He is also a Sadhak of Manashakti Center for Peace of Mind, Lonavala. (www.manashakti.org). Ashish is widely respected as a prolific inventor and frugal innovator. He brings wealth of experience spread across new concept generation, Technology commercialization, Strategy, Planning, Product Development, Vehicle Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Process Management, Vendor Development. He can take an idea to commercial launch as evidenced by the launch of Chakra Human powered generator and Prakhar Solar Lamps, the world’s longest lasting lamps. He co-invented, prototyped, patented, productionized and commercialized the Chakra human powered generator and the world’s longest lasting solar lamps. In 2013, BoPEEI (along with collaborator NGO Vigyanashram) won the 100K USD Development Marketplace award from the World Bank. Presently, BoPEEI is scaling up in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has gone through the product development and commercialization cycle multiple times. He has recently co-founded Jeevtronics, a R&D stage start-up, which is expected to change the global markets for defibrillators via its game changing technology. At Ford, he was one of the first strategists worldwide to predict several technology + consumer trends in the Global Hybrid Electric Vehicles market. He was part of the Ford team that delivered North America’s hottest products like the Ford Fusion All-wheel-Drive and F-150. He has successfully lead several large transnational, cross cultural and cross functional teams composing of members from North America, Europe, Japan, China, and India. Ashish is also an accomplished speaker on Business Strategy, Social Innovation and Manashakti Philosophy. He has spoken at prestigious forums like CII Annual Innovation Summit 2010 (Bangalore), Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC), Gitam University in Vishakhapatnam, Symbiosis, Pune Management Association, International Business conference at Sinhagad Institute, Rotary Club, TecXpedition at KPIT Cummins, India Energy Storage Association and at various corporate and educational institutions.
GENERAL BIKRAM SINGH
Position: FORMER CHIEF OF THE INDIAN ARMY
About: General Bikram Singh was Chief of the Indian Army until 2014. During his eventful and distinguished military career of over 42 years, he held a number of key positions in India and overseas. Before taking over as Chief of Army Staff, he was Chief of Eastern Command and before that General Officer Commanding of the Kashmir Valley based Chinar Corps that is responsible for counter proxy war operations in J&K. During his tenure as Chief of the Indian Army, he ensured a value based organisational culture and enhanced the responsiveness, potency, accountability and relevance of the force. He undertook review of Defence Cooperation initiatives with the countries of the immediate and extended neighbourhoods to ensure their compatibility with the national security strategy and policies. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the Higher Command Course at Mhow and the US Army War College, Pennsylvania, USA, where he also won the Toastmasters Annual Public Speaking award. Later in December 2013, he was inducted into the US Army War College ‘Hall of Fame’. On 18 October 2013, he was awarded The Legion of Merit by the President of United States for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services. The General demonstrated great respect for diversity and proved capable of managing large multinational organisations by the virtue of his experience in the United Nations. He served in three UN missions – two in Central America (ONUCA & ONUSAL) as the Chief Operations Officer and in his third assignment he commanded a multi-national Division of the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo(MONUC). In addition to two Master’s Degrees from India (Madras University and Devi Ahilya, Indore), he is also Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Carlisle Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab in March this year. For his distinguished and dedicated services, the President of India awarded him the Param Vishishta Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal. The General has delivered talks on various facets of National, Regional & International Security, Geo-Political and Geo-Strategic issues, Asymmetric Warfare, Border Management; Strategic, Organisational and Direct Leadership Challenges in the Corporate Sector, Leading Change and Remaining Relevant; Peacekeeping Operations and Disaster Management to both domestic and international audiences. He is also a columnist and writes for the WEEK magazine every fortnight. He has also written for India Today magazine.
Dr. Anunaya Jain
Company: Sierra Med-IT India Pvt. Ltd
About: Dr. Anunaya Jain is a healthcare systems thought innovator who specializes in strategic systems of care and collaborative care delivery. Over the past decade he has fulfilled several roles in the healthcare industry, including those of an emergency medicine physician, a researcher, a hospital administrator, a consultant for the development and public sector healthcare organizations, a quality improvement professional, and today at a multinational healthcare information technology firm. Dr. Jain joined Sierra Med-IT India Pvt. Ltd. as their Country Manager in 2015 and currently handles their global portfolio for medical research software and markets in India and the middle East. Dr. Jain’s passion is in understanding how care delivery mechanisms can work together, how we can use data for delivery and prediction of better care, and in building motivated project teams. Anunaya is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK, holds an MBA in Competitive Business Strategy from the Simon School of Business, NY, USA and is a certified as an Improvement Advisor by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, USA.
About: Amit is CEO and cofounder of Walnut, mobile app and service for simplifying money. Prior to Walnut, he has worked at Google, Motorola and has 15+ years experience in mobile products and software.
Company: MedPlus Mart Global Pvt. Ltd.
About: As both a physician and executive, Dr. Mantena has brought his proven problem solving skills, experience in managing healthcare organizations, and extensive knowledge and understanding of diagnostic market space, relevant bylaws, product mix, guidelines, quality indicators, competitive forces, and best practices to MedPlus Health services. Prior to joining MedPlus, Dr. Mantena practiced Internal Medicine in the UK and US. He is a US board certified internist, a graduate of Kurnool Medical College with an MD from St John Hospital & Medical Centre, Detroit and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a fellowship in Medical Informatics from Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University.
Company: SA Global Advisors
About: Anil Modi works as Managing Partner - Big Data and Analytics at SA Global Advisors. Prior to that he was worked at esteemed organizations such as Aegis, CCC, Aegis Limited, Ananto in strategic positions. He is currently working on an innovation that helps consumers make better buying decisions. It is an amalgamation of marketing, analytics and consumer behaviour fields.
Company: RBL Bank
About: Gaurang comes with 11 years of diverse experience. He was the founder of Instakash, Credit Scoring and lending platform, which as called top 10 Startups by NASSCOM in 2015. He has been Venture Capital investor in technology with GIMV, Belgium, early stage investments in mobile focussed business models with Disrupt Ventures, Analyst at EY, Business Development at Mapro Foods, Research at ISB. Holds a BA, Economics and Statistics(Hon.) from St. Xavier’s College and BA (Hon.), Mathematics, from Sri Venkateswara University; has written papers on credit risk models using alternative data sets.
Institution: IIT Bombay
About: Prof Abhay Karandikar is currently Institute Chair Professor in the department of electrical engineering at IIT Bombay. He was the Head of the Department from January 2012 to January 2015.. He has also served as the Head of IIT Bombay Computer Center during 2008-11. He is currently heading IIT Bombay Research Park. He is the coordinator of Tata Teleservices IIT Bombay Center for Excellence in Telecom and National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security. Prof Karandikar is the founding member and Vice Chairman of Telecom Standards Development Society (TSDSI), India's standards body for telecom setup in 2014. Dr Karandikar has several patents issued and pending, contributions to IEEE standards, contributed chapters in books and large number of papers in international journals and conferences to his credit. He has supervised 10 PhD, more than 100 Masters and large number of BTech research projects. He has served on the technical program committees of leading international conferences He has also served as technology advisor and consultant to many companies. Dr. Karandikar is a two time recipient of award for excellence in teaching at IIT Bombay- in 2006 and 2011. He is co-author of papers which won the Best paper awards in ACM MobiHoc 2009, WiOpt2014 and finalist for the best paper award in IEEE LCN 2012 and NCC 2014 conferences. He is also a recipient of the VASVIK Industrial research award 2010, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee award 2012, Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research award 2010, Prof. S. V. Aiya Memorial Award 2005-06, Prof. K. Srinivasan Award 2005-06 by IETE and Dr PK Patwardhan Technology Development award.
Company: Barclays Technology Center India
About: Himanshu is a senior technology delivery leader with over 17 years of experience in delivering large programs of strategic importance from Barclays Technology Centre India for Barclays - UK Retail Banking business and over the past few years in Digital Channels (Internet and Mobile) delivery for 13 x Africa countries. Prior to this, Himanshu has delivered technology projects for other large Banking and Financial Services institutions such as Bank of America, State Street Bank and NSDL. He has a successful track record of repeatedly establishing, nurturing and growing high performance multi-technology delivery teams especially around Digital Channels in last few years. He closely follows technology trends in BFSI industry and especially Digital transformations. Himanshu is currently also associated with the Open Innovation initiative of Barclays named “Rise” and is the accountable executive in India for establishing Rise Mumbai – Barclays co-working site. He’s working closely with startups in bringing disruptive technologies and products into the traditional banking setup. He’s been a speaker at various industry conferences and events such as Indian Banks Association Annual Technology Conference and has recently led a Fintech startup round table for Barclays and UKTI. Himanshu has an Exec MBA from Indian School of Business in collaboration with Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and an M.Tech. from IIT, Delhi.
Company: Success Alchemists
About: Ajay is the founder of Success Alchemists & also the Vice President of TiE Pune. He is actively involved with Rang De & as well as Toastmasters. He supports startups as a Mentor & has been actively involved in all 3 previous TiEcon's & Nurture programs. He has spent 28 years working globally in areas as diverse as IT Services, Computer Hardware, Telecom, Industrial equipment & publishing.