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About TechSparks

For eight years, TechSparks has been the best platform to showcase, meet and connect the leaders of India’s startup ecosystem with those set to create disruption. It is where the pioneers and the legends gather together to work to make the dream of a digitally empowered India a reality



The confluence of dreamers and risk-taker who relentlessly strive to challenge the status quo and MAKE IT MATTER


What’s in store at TechSparks 2017


Stories to tell

A good story is remembered for
ages. That’s been our belief for
the last nine years, and we bring
this to life at TechSparks 2017.
Hear the stories of how the
pioneers of India’s best and
biggest businesses changed the
rules of the game through their successes and their failures.

Inspiration. Amplified.


Fireside chats

This is where we dig deep to
discover the person behind the
persona. Watch stalwarts open
up about their journey like
never before and nowhere else.
See them tackle tough
questions from the audience. Or
simply ask them your own.

Talk. Straight.

Panel discussions

What will push the frontiers of tomorrow? The panel discussions
at TechSparks keep it real –
industry leaders tell you where
we stand and what the dream is.
Find out who’s disrupting the
status quo and trying to create
new normal.

They’re the ones who Make
it Matter!



We’ve opened up TechSparks
to marathon pitching sessions,
split by sector. This is where the smartest entrepreneurs meet
the shrewdest investors. Hear
the best ideas from the
innovators of tomorrow. One, or
all of them, could the next
Zuckerburg, Bezos, or Musk.

Discover. Explore.


Fearless founders talk about
issues that need to be called out
in no uncertain terms. Investors,
industry leaders, experts and
others will voice their own

No holds barred. No punches



Be ready to get your ‘a ha-moment’ from industry leaders, as they spill
the beans on the trade – from your
legal headaches to the latest
developer platforms, the
MasterClasses at TechSparks are
where you learn it all.

Because learning never ends.


DAY 1 (September 22)

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Aura 1-2

Welcome Note
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote by Guest of Honour
Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote by Chief Guest
Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister IT & BT, Tourism: Government of Karnataka
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Axis Bank
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

The Blockchain business- separating wheat from the chaff
Abhishek Gopal, Co-founder & CEO, ThroughBit Technologies
10:45 AM - 10:55 AM

How Fintech is making #DigitalIndia a reality
Srikanth Rajagopalan, Head - Financial Services, Amazon Internet Services
Bala Parthasarathy, Co-founder & CEO, MoneyTap
Sampad Swain, Co-founder & CEO, Instamojo
Sashank Rishyasringa, Co-founder, Capital Float
Amit Shah, Senior President & Country Head, YES BANK
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

The future of workspace
Karan Virwani, Director, WeWork India
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Future of Technology
Alok Soni, YourStory (Moderator)
Amr Awadallah, Founder and CTO, Cloudera,
Vibhore Sharma, CTO, Naukri.com
Piyush Shah, Chief Product Officer, InMobi Anil Goel, CTO, OYO Rooms
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

How to build private labels at scale out of India
Preeta Sukhtankar, Founder, The Label Life
Sussanne Khan, Style Editor, The Label Life with Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Why are investors bullish about fintech in 2017
Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners
12:40 PM - 12:50 PM

Innovation Inside: creating a culture driven by innovation
Nivruti Rai, General Manager, Intel India & VP, Data Center Group, Intel
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

Building a global IoT brand from India
Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder & Chairman, Smartron
02:45 PM - 02:55 PM

How Cognitive Systems will redefine the future of technology
Seema Kumar, Country Leader, Developer Ecosystems Group IBM India/SA
02:55 PM - 03:10 PM

Evolution of the Indian startup ecosystem: observations from the trenches
Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
03:10 PM - 03:20 PM

What are the VCs thinking right now
Radhika Nair, Editor - Special Projects, YourStory (Moderator)
Himanshu Gulati, Partnerships and Product Incubation, Samsung
Bala Srinivasa, Partner Kalaari Capital
Parag Dhol, Managing Partner, Inventus Capital Advisors
Karthik Reddy, Managing Partner, Blume Ventures
03:20 PM - 03:50 PM

Powering ideas & innovation in the brave, new digital world
Sunil Sood, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Mobile-led investments in India
Varsha Tagare, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

What it takes to navigate the choppy waters of Indian e-commerce
Radhika Agarwal, Founder & CBO, ShopClues
Radhika Nair, Editor - Special projects, YourStory
04:55 PM - 05:25 PM

Rana Daggubati, Entrepreneur, actor and producer
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
05:25 PM - 05:45 PM

Aura 3

Top ten tech inventions coming to India in the next 12 months
Souvik Bannerjee, CTO, Tata CLiQ
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Creating the Cult: Disrupting healthcare & fitness with tech
Ankit Nagori, Co-founder, CureFit
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

How to make successful exits happen in India
Radhika Nair, Editor - Special Projects, YourStory (Moderator)
Jyothirmayee JT, Founder CEO, HiveMinds
Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund
Vikram Vaidyanathan, MD, Matrix Partners
Alok Goyal,  Partner, Stellaris Venture Partners
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM

What does it take for an accelerator to succeed in India?
Madanmohan Rao, Research Director, YourStory (Moderator)
Madhurima Agarwal, Sr. Manager - Netapp Excellerator
Abhishek Gupta, COO, TLabs
Ganapathy Venugopal, Co-founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures
Amit Shah, Senior President & Country Head, YES BANK
Siddharth Balachandran, Airbus BizLab
Naveen Asrani, Director Startups, Microsoft Corporation India
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM

Country partner introduction by YourStory
Madanmohan Rao, Research Director, YourStory
02:30 PM - 02:40 PM

The making of the Indo-German Startup Corridor
Margit Hellwig-Boette, German Consul General, Bengaluru
02:40 PM - 03:00 PM

How Siemens Healthineers takes care of innovation
Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director and President, Siemens Healthcare
03:00 PM - 03:10 PM

Science for a better life
Jannis Busch, Bayer Pharma
03:10 PM - 03:20 PM

Smart manufacturing and building a connected world
Ramakrishna D, GM - Business Unit Development, (Strategy & Innovation), Bosch India
03:20 PM - 03:30 PM

Tech innovations
Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, Vice President, IoT and Digital Connected Assets, SAP
03:30 PM - 03:40 PM

Prof. Dr. H.C. Juergen Lehmann, President, Hof University, Applied Sciences
03:40 PM - 03:50 PM

Innovation re-interpreted: Germany as the next startup frontier
Margit Hellwig Botte, German Consul General, Bengaluru (Moderator)
Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director, Siemens Healthcare
Ramakrishna D, GM - Business Unit Development, (Strategy & Innovation), Bosch India
Jannis Busch, Bayer Pharma
Prof. Dr. H.C. Jurgen Lehmann, President, Hof University, Applied Sciences
Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, Vice President, IoT and Digital Connected Assets, SAP
03:50 PM - 04:30 PM


Venture debt
Vivek Adhav DVP head credit New economy group Axis bank

V Somasekhar, VP Transaction Banking Axis Bank
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

What’s this ‘Bitcoin’ thing?
Abhishek Gopal, Co-founder & CEO, ThroughBit Technologies
Mohammed Roshan, Co-founder & CTO, ThroughBit Technologies
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Corporate India's engagement with incubators and startups
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hacking your growth strategy
Rashmi R Padhy, Product Principal, ThoughtWorks Entrepreneur, Product and Growth Expert
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM



Solving real-world problems using AI and ML
Gaurav Goswami, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Expert
IBM Digital Business Group
Krishna Chaitanya Balaga,
Watson and Cloud Developer, IBM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

DAY 2 (September 23)

Aura 1-2

Welcome Note
09:30 AM - 09:40 AM

How to create an impact in education through technology
Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO, Byju's
09:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Little Eye Labs to Facebook to starting up again
Kumar Rangarajan
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Obsessive Customer Devotion - Why it matters
Nikhil Rungta, MD Intuit India
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

New media, new voices
Shekhar Gupta, Founder, ThePrint
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

How Reliance's GenNext Hub is enabling the 3Ts of Indian startup ecosystem - talent, technology and trust
Amey Mashelkar, Head of Gennext Innovation Hub
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Tech and the Future of Jobs
Sanjay Anandaram, Startup Advisor (Moderator)
Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Aarin Capital Partners,
R Jagannathan, Editorial Director, Swarajya
Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal
Mr.Sameer Garg, VP Market Head New Economy Group, Axis Bank
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM

How to build a successful content business out of India
Chiki Sarkar, Founder & Publisher, Juggernaut
Sagarika Ghose, Journalist
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Chatbot strategy or AI strategy -What enterprises really need
Animesh Samuel, Co Founder, Light Information Systems
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

TECH30 - 15 startup pitches
12:30 PM - 01:15 PM

Technology empowering 7 million farmers
Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Founder & CEO, Xelpmoc
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

Internet for the next 500 million Indians
Alok Soni, YourStory (Moderator)
Rajendran Dandapani, Director of Engineering, Zoho Corporation
Sahil Kini, Principal, Aspada Investments, Kamal Kanth Tumala, Director Sales - SMB, Salesforce India
Shankar Maruwada, Co-founder and CEO, EkStep
Vikram Kotnis, Founder & MD, Amura Tech
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Why large companies need to think like startups
Deepak Visweswaraiah, Senior VP & MD, Data Fabric & Manageability Group, Netapp India
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM

TECH30 - 15 startup pitches
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM


Omni Channel a Fad or Game Changer?
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory (mederator)
Souvik Banerjjee, CTO, Tata CLiQ
Reuben Pandian, Chief Omni Channel Officer, Tata CLiQ
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Cut the crap and jargon: lessons from the startup trenches
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
TN Hari, Head of HR, BigBasket
Milee Ashwarya, Editor in Chief, Commercial and Business books, Penguin Random House India
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Startup to Scaleup: What got you off the ground won’t get you to scale
Bala Girisaballa, Managing Director, Microsoft Accelerator
05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

Closing keynote and Tech30 prize distribution by Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Group CTO, Tata Sons
05:15 PM - 05:40 PM

Aura 3

Thinking Tomorrow
Sheelika Ravishankar, Co-founder, TeamIndus
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

How to build your personal brand
Meeta Malhotra, Co-founder, Varana Design
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

What I learned about happiness when I stopped dieting
Moritz Warntjen, Founder, Bodylisteners
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

How one encounter with cancer changed my life
Samara Mahindra, Founder and CEO, CARER Program
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

How to be a successful professional while finding your balance
Margit Hellwig-Botte, German Consul General, Bengaluru
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM

How we fostered corporate engagement in startup incubation
Eileen Trenkmann, Project Manager, GIZ
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

When tech walks the ramp: the ElektroCouture story
Lisa Lang, Founder, ElektroCouture
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

How social media has changed storytelling
Pankaj Dubey, Novelist and Filmmaker
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Bridging the Gap between Farmers and Consumers: Can Tech help? An
Indo-Swiss Experience

Balz Strasser, Consul General, CEO Swissnex India
12:15 AM - 12:30 PM

The psychology of design
Himanshu Khanna, Founder & CEO, Sparklin
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Cyber Security for everyone
Vineet Kumar, President, Cyber Peace Foundation
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM

Future of innovation from India to the world
Vishal Krishna, Business Editor, YourStory (Moderator)
Ajeya Motaganahalli, Director - Engineering Programs & Leader of NetApp's Startup Accelerator, NetApp India
Sriram Rajmani, MD, Microsoft Research Labs India
Subramanyam Putrevu, Chief Information Officer, Mindtree
Sanket Atal, Group Vice President - R&D, Research & Development Center, Oracle Corporation
Naganand Doraswamy, Founder & MD, IdeaSpring Capital
Alok Nanda, COO – GE India Technology Centre GM, Engineering - GE Aviation, India
02:20 PM - 03:05 PM

Why culture is critical in a scale-up
Dipti Nair, Editor at large, YourStory
Amitabh Mishra, Founder & CEO, GoFro.com
TN Hari, Head of HR, BigBasket
Sidharth Gupta, Co-Founder, Treebo Hotels
Anu Sharma, Founder, The HR Practice
03:05 PM - 03:40 PM

Yoga and work-life balance
Akshar, Akshar Power Yoga
03:40 PM - 03:55 PM

How startups are transforming manufacturing
Naman Shah, Co-founder, NowPurchase (Moderator)
Swapna Gupta, Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures
Viraj Kalyani, Founder,Kalyani Studio
Prof MS Rao, Professor, IIT Madras
Tarun Mehta, Co-founder & CEO, Ather Energy
Lakshman Thattai. Co-founder, Unifize
03:55 PM - 04:25 PM

How deep-learning algorithms are driving AI today
Vishal Dhupar, MD, NVIDIA - South Asia
04:25 PM - 04:40 PM

Defining the unit economics of the sharing economy
Sindhu Kashyap, Senior Correspondent, YourStory (Moderator)
Greg Moran, Co-founder & CEO, Zoomcar
Ashwin Venkatraman, COO, Furlenco
Smruti Parida, Co-founder and CTO NestAway
Christian Freese, General Manager, South India, Uber
04:40 PM - 05:15 PM

Innovative model from China for emerging markets
Gurpreet Singh, Founder/CEO, ATM. Ventures (Moderator)
Guest speakers:
Ruan Long COO, Yeecall
Kan Liu Co-founder & CTO of Wosai Technology ( Shou Qian Ba) 
05:15 PM - 05:45 PM


ML@Google Cloud: The power of machine learning for any data, any size
Kunal Deo, Solutions Engineer, Google Cloud
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Financial fitness: The first step to funding
Bikash Chowdhury, Head of Marketing, Intuit India
Aditi Puri, Head of Sales, Intuit India
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Partnering for Growth: Vodafone IoT and CloudStore for Startups
Govindaraj Avasarala, Vice President, Propositions, Vodafone
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

7 mistakes to avoid while fundraising
Rahul Chowdhury, Partner, Stellaris VP
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Intellectual property and patenting for startups and SMEs
Dr. Hemang Shah, Qualcomm Technologies India
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM






Knowledge Partners






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Size of the stall at the event (in feet): 
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White Table (WT) & Round Table (RT):
1WT & 1 RT

Black Chair: 4

LED TV on the backdrop of the stall: 

No. of passes for the event: 3



Size of the stall at the event (in feet):
6.5'(w) x 6.5'(d) x 8'(h)

White Table (WT) & Round Table (RT):

Black Chair: 2

LED TV on the backdrop of the stall:

No. of passes for the event: 2



Size of the stall at the event (in feet):
4'(w) x 3'(d) x 8'(h)

White Table (WT) & Round Table (RT):

Black Chair: 1

LED TV on the backdrop of the stall:

No. of passes for the event: 1

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