Director (President) IIT-Bangalore
As the first Director of IIT-Bangalore, he is involved in the visioning, planning and executing the growth of this Institute. Professor Sadagopan is a Fellow of the UK's IET (formerly IEE), Computer Society of India and Institution of Engineers (India). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.
Co-founder CEO, Mad Street Den
& Mad Street Lab
Ashwini is constantly looking for ways in which visual artificial intelligence can transform the shopping experience. Prior to co-founding Mad Street Den, she was leading the Interaction and Experience Research (IXT) Lab at Intel Corporation. Her work at Intel has spanned from conducting ethnographic and design research to translating insights into consumer experiences. She has trained as a classical dancer as well.
VP Sales & Marketing Group,MD,
South Asia, Intel
Debjani Ghosh is responsible for establishing new growth areas for Intel in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She works with governments and industry in these countries to establish policies and initiatives that help accelerate the adoption of technology in the South Asia region. Debjani is the chair of the IT Committee at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and vice president of the Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology. She is also a trustee of the NASSCOM Foundation. In 2013, Fortune India ranked her among the 25 most powerful women in India.
Managing Director & CEO, Lenovo India
Rahul Agarwal has over 20 years of experience in leading global and Indian business and marketing functions. As the global head of marketing communications for Lenovo from 2007 - 2010, Rahul led the worldwide marketing communication, market research, product launches and analytics. Leading Lenovo India's business since July 2015, he headed the commercial business from 2010 to June 2015 and was the chief marketing officer of Lenovo India from 2005-06. Prior to Lenovo, he was the country marketing manager of PC Division for IBM in India.
Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments. He is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur. Sharad Sharma also co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.
Digital Head, Mahindra Group
Jaspreet Bindra is currently the Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at Mahindra & Mahindra, where his responsibilities include driving digital transformation across the $18-billion Mahindra Group's diverse businesses. Previously, he was the CEO of Getit Infoservices Ltd and, before that, the Regional Director of Retail, Entertainment & Devices at Microsoft India. Over the past several years, he has also been active in India's energetic startup ecosystem as a Mentor, Angel Investor and Advisor, working with startups such as Glue Designs, QuikTile, Wooplr and MyPoolIn, among others.
Founder and Director, Prototyze
Gourav Jaswal is the Founder and Director of Prototyze, one of the few vertically-integrated technology incubators in India. It has spawned multiple ventures in the area of financial technologies (Loan Singh), freight transportation (TempoGO), mobile fitness (Mobiefit) and corporate training (HandyTrain). He also founded a cluster of knowledge-capital companies called Private Unlimited (Synapse, Visual Juju, ScreenRoot…) each of which bootstrapped to profitability.
Founder, Partner & Principal Analyst, Convergence Catalyst
Kolla has previously worked with firms like Analysys Mason, Nokia and Motorola Mobile Devices. He comes with extensive experience in the technology industry in strategy consulting, product marketing and engineering domains. He has a sound understanding of technology business dynamics and practices and his firm has written extensive reports on everything digital including mobility, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Principal Analyst, Ascentius Consulting
Shende is responsible for Ascentius’s research and operations in India. Alok has over 15 years of experience out of which he’s worked for the past 10 years in various roles with analyst firms. He has developed expertise in Telecoms market with a specific focus on the enterprise and consumer markets in the course of working with Frost & Sullivan as a Vice President and as Director, Consulting with research firm Ovum.
Executive Editor, MIT Technology Review
Brian is the executive editor of MIT Technology Review. He’s been a technology journalist for 15 years, reporting on the Web, computing, telecom, and the business of technology from Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston.
Vice President - Digital Initiatives, Advisory to Group COs
& CTO of TATACLIQ
One of top 6 technologists globally with over 150 implementations running across the globe, Sauvik Banerjjee is a technologist and Vice President - Digital Initiatives, Advisory to Group COs and CTO of TATACLIQ by profession. He is a tech evangelist and entrepreneur by heart and has built two successful start-ups and sold them in the UK. Having mentored over 600 senior management over the years, Sauvik in India is also mentoring select start-ups on building successful business models. He is on the board of advisors for several companies and start-ups alike. He has been responsible for disruptive innovation ideas in technology and omni-channel commerce that have earned him the distinction and title of being one of the only 6 people (the only person of Indian origin) in the world to have worked on all global Omni channel platforms. Sauvik also holds a robust track record in P&L roles where he has delivered over 143% growth, 122% growth across India and Europe for organisations like Infosys, Accenture and SAP. At SAP he was the Chief of Technology for SAP Global’s Omni-channel and Digital vertical until very recently.
As a part of the founding team of Mint, he joined HT Media in October 2006. He earlier led positions of strategic and operational leadership for India’s leading business magazines like Business Today and The Hindu Business Line.