AGENDA

(subject to change)

DAY 1 (September 22)

REGISTRATION
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
 

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


PANEL
How Fintech is making #DigitalIndia a reality
Srikanth Rajagopalan, Head - Financial Services, Amazon Internet Services
(Moderator)
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


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

PANEL
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


CONVERSATION
How to build private labels at scale out of India
Preeta Sukhtankar, Founder, The Label Life
Sussanne Khan, Style Editor, The Label Life
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
 

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


CONVERSATION
Innovation Inside: creating a culture driven by innovation
Nivruti Rai, General Manager, Intel India & VP, Data Center Group, Intel
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
 

CONVERSATION
Building a global IoT brand from India
Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder & Chairman, Smartron
02:30 PM - 02:40 PM
 

CONVERSATION
How Cognitive Systems will redefine the future of technology
Seema Kumar, Country Leader, Developer Ecosystems Group IBM India/SA
02:40 PM - 02:55 PM
 

CONVERSATION
Evolution of the Indian startup ecosystem: observations from the trenches
Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
02:55 PM - 03:05 PM


PANEL
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
03:05 PM - 03:35 PM
 

FIRESIDE CHAT
Powering ideas & innovation in the brave, new digital world
Sunil Sood, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
03:45 PM - 04:15 PM
 

FIRESIDE CHAT
Mobile-led investments in India
Varsha Tagare, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
04:15 PM - 04:30 PM
 

FIRESIDE CHAT
What it takes to navigate the choppy waters of Indian e-commerce
Radhika Agarwal, Founder & CBO, ShopClues
Radhika Nair, Editor - Special projects, YourStory
04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
 

FIRESIDE CHAT
Rana Daggubati, Entrepreneur, actor and producer
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory
05:15 PM - 05:35 PM

Aura 3

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


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

PANEL
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
 

PANEL
What does it take for an accelerator to succeed in India?
Madanmohan Rao, Research Director, YourStory
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
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM


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

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

CONVERSATION
Powering partnerships in affordable healthcare
Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director and President, Siemens Healthcare
03:00 PM - 03:10 PM
 

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

CONVERSATION
Smart manufacturing and building a connected world
Soumitra Bhattacharya, Managing Director Bosch Limited & President, Bosch Group India
03:20 PM - 03:30 PM
 

CONVERSATION
Tech innovations
Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD, SAP India Pvt Ltd
03:30 PM - 03:40 PM
 

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

PANEL
Innovation re-interpreted: Germany as the next startup frontier
Margit Hellwig Botte, German Consul General, Bengaluru (Moderator)
Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director, Siemens Healthcare
Soumitra Bhattacharya, Managing Director Bosch Limited & President, Bosch Group India
Jannis Busch, Bayer Pharma
Prof. Dr. H.C. Jurgen Lehmann, President, Hof University, Applied Sciences
Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD, SAP India Pvt Ltd
03:50 PM - 04:30 PM

Strategy


MASTERCLASS
Hacking your growth strategy
Rashmi R Padhy, Product Principal, ThoughtWorks Entrepreneur, Product and Growth Expert
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


MASTERCLASS
Coming soon
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


MASTERCLASS
Coming soon
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


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

MASTERCLASS
How to overcome early-stage sales challenges
Saurabh Sengupta, 
Sales Designer, Param Consultant
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

 

 

HARMONY

MASTERCLASS
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)

(subject to change)

Aura 1-2

Welcome Note
09:30 AM - 09:40 AM
 

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


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

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


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

CONVERSATION
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


PANEL
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
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
 

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

CONVERSATION
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


CONVERSATION
The next wave of disruption coming our way
Karthee Madasamy, Early stage technology VC
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
 

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

CONVERSATION
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

 

PANEL
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
Pavan Bargal, Head Omnichannel and Fulfillment, Tata Unistore
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
 

Closing keynote and Tech30 prize distribution by Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Group CTO, Tata Sons
05:30 PM - 05:45 PM

Aura 3

STORYTELLING
Thinking Tomorrow
Sheelika Ravishankar, TeamIndus Jedi Master, Marketing Strategy, TeamIndus
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
 

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

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


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


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


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


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


STORYTELLING
How social media has changed storytelling
Pankaj Dubey, Novelist and Filmmaker
Divya Dutta, Actress
12:00 AM - 12:25 PM
 

STORYTELLING
Technology empowering 7 million farmers
Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Founder & CEO, Xelpmoc
12:25 AM - 12:40 PM
 

CONVERSATION
Balz Strazner, Consul General, CEO Swissnex India
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM


STORYTELLING
Yoga and work-life balance
Akshar, Akshar Power Yoga
 

STORYTELLING
Cyber Security for everyone
Vineet Kumar, President, Cyber Peace Foundation
12:55 PM - 01:10 PM


PANEL
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


PANEL
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


CONVERSATION
The psychology of design
Himanshu Khanna, Founder & CEO, Sparklin
03:40 PM - 03:55 PM
 

PANEL
How startups are transforming manufacturing
Naman Shah, Co-founder, NowPurchase (Moderator)
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
 

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

PANEL
Defining the unit economics of the sharing economy
Sindhu Kashyap, Senior Correspondent, YourStory (Moderator)
Greg Moran, Co-founder & CEO, Zoomcar
Ajith Karimpana, Founder and CEO, Furlenco
04:40 PM - 05:15 PM

Strategy

MASTERCLASS
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


MASTERCLASS
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


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

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


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