Conference Agenda

Day 1 - July 16, 2018
10:15 - 11:00 Plenary Session: The Role of the Government in Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystem #Beyond Basics

Disruptive technologies pose opportunities and challenges for both traditional industries as well as governments in grappling with unexpected and unfamiliar regulatory issues.

  • How can ecosystem leaders provide effective support to increase the pool of high growth firms?
  • Forecasting laws and regulations fit for the companies of tomorrow?
  • Data, Privacy & Trust?
  • Focus sectors and what is it that we need to change most?
  • Should Public Policies that affect startups should be designed globally, too?
Shri C.R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Government of India
11:00 - 11:15 Keynote Session: Corporate- Government Connect Nikhil Sahni, Group President, MNC- Corporate Banking, Government Banking & Strategic Government Advisory, YES BANK Ltd.
11:15 - 11:40 Keynote Session:Capital Leadership: How Delhi can be a catalyser for creating new entrepreneurial hubs in India
Shri Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister & Cabinet Minister of Delhi
11:40 - 12:15 Plenary Session: State Leadership: How State leaders can be catalyzers for creating new entrepreneurial hubs in India.

The session will gather and connect policy makers from Rajasthan & Telangana to explore innovative regulatory changes and policy initiatives to help accelerate new firm formation and entrepreneurial growth around the world.

Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce and IT Departments, Government of Telangana Shri Ravindra Shukla, Managing Director, Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation Limited
Growth Summit
12:15 - 12:45 Keynote: Why Age is No Bar to Pursue your Passion Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Mpower
12:45 - 13:15 Session 1: Live Your Passion: From Ideas to Series A Session Moderator: Arun Marc D'Silva, India Director, Frederique Constant
Akshay Bhushan, Partner, Lightspeed India Partners
Pushkar Mukewar, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Drip Capital
Nirav Choksi, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CredAble
Future of Industry Summit
12:00 - 13:00 Internet 2.0

Blockchain is Internet 2.0 that allows you to share and store anything of value. It is an opportunity to become the next Microsoft, Google with its share of challenges.

  • Leveraging Blockchain to become next Microsoft
  • Solving for size, speed, cost and scalability
  • Measuring Internet of Things to record the tremendous data exchange
  • Looking beyond cryptocurrencies
Session Moderator: Sandeep Soni, Features Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Ankit Ratan, Co-Founder, Signzy
Santhosh Palavesh, Chief Innovative Officer, Belfrics Global
Babu Munagala, Founder & CEO, Zebi
Anil Dukkipatty, CTO & Co-Founder, Elemential labs
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:00 Session 2: Keynote: How I did it

Building Global Presence, Global Teams, Localized products and Strike Partnerships

Keynote By: Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO Rooms

Growth Summit
15:00 - 15:30 Session 3: Growth By Design

How to create and sustain a successful growth strategy

Keynote By: Anand Ahuja, Founder and CEO, Bhane
15:30 - 16:00 Session 4: Business Turnaround: Surviving the Fall
Business turnarounds have become quite common phenomena for entrepreneurs, no longer they are special cases. The size of turnaround depends on the enormity of the trouble a company is going through. At times, it can be difficult to understand what action is required. While no two turnarounds are ever the same, but they serve as great management learning since nothing is certain in business except the need to recover from tough times.
  • Re-evaluating situation and causes: internal vs. external
  • Being brutal –Cutting costs, trimming the fat
  • Regaining lost control with updated financial/non-financial info.
  • Offloading experiments/new ideas, focusing on core products
  • Selling salvation – getting customers and teams to buy into revival path
Keynote By: Jason Kothari, President, Infibeam Avenues
16:00 - 16:45 Session 5: Built to Scale
  • Breaking Barriers to hyper growth
  • How regulatory hacking can help building and scaling startups in complex, regulated markets that are intertwined with government.
Tushar Chhabra, CEO and Co-Founder, Cron Systems
Future of Industry Summit
15:00 - 16:00 Fourth Industrial revolution

There is a long way to go for robotics, AI, IoT and big data to become mainstream and be blindly trusted. Certainly the fourth industrial revolution is upon us.

  • Organisational alignment & infusing culturally
  • Balancing out human insight
  • Taking the bias out and being responsible
  • Specialized vs Generalized AI
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media Sachin Jaiswal, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Kumar Pandey, Co-Founder & CEO, SigTuple Aditya Sanghi, CTO and Co-Founder, Punchh Vinay Nathan, CEO and Co-Founder Altizon Systems Avelo Roy, MD, Kolkata Ventures
16:00 - 17:00 More real than reality?

Augmented reality and virtual reality has been part of our live through science fiction tales. But businesses are loving it with its share of problems.

  • Solving for identity and privacy problems
  • Overcoming device and price limitations
  • Where is the content?
  • Risk of physical safety
Session Moderator: Punita Kapoor, Assistant Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Tushar A Amin, Co-founder, Smartivity Labs
Nipun Bhatia, Chief Technology Officer, Magicpin
Gautam Tewari, Founder, SmartVizX
Kshitij Marwah, Founder and CEO, Tesseract
Day 2 - July 17, 2018
  Money Summit
10:15 - 10:40 Session 1: The Growth Premium

An Investor's Perspective on managing the disruptor at the intersection of commerce and creativity.

Keynote By: Sudhir Sethi, Founder & Chairman, IDG Ventures India Advisors
Money Summit
10:40 - 11:15 Session 2: The Age of Lifestyle Innovation
  • Unlikely Innovators with big impact
  • Breaking the Norms: changing traditional relationships between consumers and brands
  • Striking a balance between personalization and mass targeting
  • DNA of a consumer company
Session Moderator: Punita Kapoor, Assistant Editor, Entrepreneur Media Prasad Vanga, Founder & CEO, Anthill Ventures
Gaurav Sachdeva, Managing Partner, JSW Ventures
Shree Bharambe, Founder & CEO, Fingerlix
Arunabh Sinha, Founder and CEO, UClean
11:15 - 12:00 Session 3: Building Scale-up Ecosystems
  • Seeking feedback and insights at the right time
  • In quest for sustained innovation
  • Learning the art and science of board management
  • Hiring and firing with grace
  • Recognizing the real business model early on
Session Moderator: Sandeep Soni, Features Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Rutvik Doshi, Partner, Inventus Advisory Services (India)
Rajesh Raju, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
Prashanth Prakash, Partner, Accel Partners
Vinod Murali, Managing Partner, Alteria Capital
Tej Kapoor, Managing Director and Head, Fosun RZ India
Future of Industry Summit
11:00 - 12:00 Flying low

We are still bit far from the day when goods are delivered via drones. While everybody fancies it, but there are some serious bottlenecks for it to take off.

  • Flying along regulatory framework
  • Threatening privacy protection
  • Commercial vs civilian applications – sizing opportunity
  • Bridging the talent gap
Session Moderator: Aashika Jain, Associate Editor, Entrepreneur Media Rahat Kulshreshtha, Founder & CEO, Quidich Innovation Labs
Jaspreet Makkar,Founder, WeDoSky
Mrinal Pai, Co-Founder, Skylark Drones
Vipul Singh, Co-founder & CEO, Aarav Unmanned Systems
Pritam Ashutosh, Founder, Edall Systems
12:00 - 12:40 Session 4: The Great Indian 'Exits' Conundrum: Maintaining the Momentum
  • Betting on strong appetite for domestic assets
  • High capital-raising : a possible double-edged sword for M&As
  • Opening up of mid-size M&As – in between acqui-hires and big acquisitions
  • Value in acquiring bootstrapped businesses?
  • Rise of foreign acquirers for young Indian businesses
Keynote by: Dhanpal Jhaveri, Managing Partner, Everstone Capital
Session Moderator: Sanjeev Krishan, Leader, Deals and Private Equity, PwC India
Ashutosh Sharma, Head-India Investments, Naspers
Sanjay Kukreja, Managing Partner, Chrys Capital
12:40 - 13:00 Plenary Session: Challenges and solutions for funding of MSMEs. Opportunities in sanitation and public services Keynote By: Naina Lal Kidwai, Former Country Head of HSBC India, Chairman of the India Advisory Board of Advent International Private Equity and Author
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
  Generation Next Summit
Generation Next Summit
14:00 - 14:10 Session 1: How to Built a Family Office. Keynote By: Fakhri Ahmadov, CEO & Managing Director, Ahmadoff & Company
14:10 - 15:00 Session 2: Same Purpose, Different Approach

How the next generation of family business leaders are making their mark

  • Digitising the Business without Dealigning the Value system
  • Closing the Gap: the generation gap, the experience gap, and the communications gap
  • Balancing it out - Too Much to fast Vs. Guarded change
  • Empowering Entrepreneurship and Incubating Startups for Innovation and Change thinking in Family Business
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media Gurumukh Uttamchandani, Executive Director, Syska
Namita Thapar, Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals
Rama Kirloskar, Managing Director, Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Limited
Nidhi Tanti, Vice President & Head- Business Review Committee and New Business Development, Suzlon Group
15:00 - 15:30 Session 3: "Culture for the Future"

How to Build & Scale High Performing teams

  • Why Customer service teams are more important than Sales team in Building today's organization
  • Adapting culture for High performance remote working
  • How you Communicate /message your team makes or breaks your success in projects
Gaurav Hinduja, Co-founder & MD, Capital Float
15:30 - 16:00 Session 4: Corporate Connect: Entrepreneurship Match

In order to win the entrepreneurial match, Indian corporates need to up their ante and indulge with budding entrepreneurship to co-create and co-exist.

  • People, Capital, & Technology: How corporates scale innovations, expand markets, and lend their organizational and management expertise to the leaders of new ventures.
  • Win-Win: For corporates, startups represent fast-paced R&D, access to talent, investment opportunities and a way of getting ahead of any potential disruptions to their often-aging business models.
  • Why Indian corporates need to see the opportunity and either invest in emerging technology companies or create their own
Keynote By: Nicko Widjaja, President Director and CEO, Metra Digital Innovation Ventures
16:00 - 16:30 Session 5: From Inception to Profitability Keynote By: Girish Ramdas, Co-founder & CEO, Magzter
Future of Industry Summit
14:00 - 15:00 New dimension to 'making'

3D printing is predicted to revolutionize the world of production but would that get built at the cost of existing manufacturing set up.

  • 3D printing: innovation or disruption?
  • Managing costs and limited material availability
  • Improving in-house expertise
Session Moderator: Sandeep Soni, Features Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Kaushik Mudda, Co-Founder, Ethereal Machines
Raunak Singhi, Co-founder, 3Dexter
Rohit Asil, Co-founder, Fracktal Works
12:00 - 12:30 Plenary Session: Marketing & Advertising Re-imagined

The world of paid media (AdTech) and the world of marketing technology (MarTech) has totally changed the dynamics of Media. This session will steer the shift in an emerging marketing mindset shift that seems to set scale-ups apart.