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Saturday, February 16
 

9:00am IST

Registrations & Networking
Saturday February 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am IST
Atrium

9:45am IST

Lamp Lighting
Saturday February 16, 2019 9:45am - 9:55am IST
Godrej Hall

9:55am IST

Welcome & Setting The Context
A startup is a young company  born out of a unique idea or business model to make a splash in the market. As it comes out infancy, the challenge is to achieve a sustainable rate of growth.  It is a phase of incremental revenues and costs. But, it very different when it comes to scaling-up. Mr. Paul has been through all this. He'd share his learnings and set the  stage for panel discussions and debates around theme - start-grow-scale.

Speakers
avatar for I.S. Paul

I.S. Paul

Managing Director, Drish Shoes Ltd
Educational Qualifications     Higher Secondary, Punjab State Merit list, 1966.M.Sc. in Chemistry, Merit Scholar, 1971.Diploma in Finance from City University Business         School, London, 1981. MBA, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1982.Work Experience... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:55am - 10:05am IST
Godrej Hall

10:05am IST

Regional IT Scenario & STPI Next
Sh. Rajneesh Agarwal will elaborate on current and forthcoming STPI led initiatives to help IT industry of the Northern region to become more  competitive and up the momentum of their growth.

Speakers
avatar for Rajneesh Agarwal

Rajneesh Agarwal

Director, STPI Noida
Rajneesh Agrawal is Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Noida which comprises of 10 states. He is contributing immensely in repositioning of STPI with focus on innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry in the northern part of India. Along with the statutory responsibilities... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:05am - 10:15am IST
Godrej Hall

10:15am IST

Start. Grow. Scale
With his vast experience as an educationist and administrator, Prof. Rajendra Srivastava will share insights into scaling up of small and big businesses citing examples from his consulting assingments and academic cases.

Speakers
avatar for Rajendra Srivastava

Rajendra Srivastava

Dean, Indian School of Business
Rajendra Srivastava is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Novartis Professor of Marketing strategy and Innovation. He comes with an experience of over 30 years as an academic and administrator. He has held several tenured faculty and administrative positions during... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:15am - 10:25am IST
Godrej Hall

10:25am IST

Punjab 2.0
Punjab is on a roll. Punjab 2.0 outlines government's recent initiatives and aggressive plans to give businesses a fertile ground to grow and scale-up. 

Speakers
avatar for Vini Mahajan

Vini Mahajan

Additional Chief Secretary, Departments of Housing & Urban Development, Industry & Commerce, IT and Investment Promotion, Government of Punjab
Ms VINI MAHAJAN is serving as Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Government of Punjab, since April 2017.Prior to this, she was ACS/ Principal Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Welfare since April 2012. She concurrently served as Principal... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:25am - 10:35am IST
Godrej Hall

10:35am IST

UK - India: Partners in Technology
UK, an innovation hub of Europe, presents innumerable opportunities for Indian companies to partner with local businesses, academic institutions and innovators to strengthen their technology edge and create new products. The talk will dwell on this and business opportunities for Indian companies in the UK.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Ayre

Andrew Ayre

British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh
Andrew Ayre became the British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh in March 2017.Andrew is a career diplomat with thirty years experience. He has previously worked in Europe, the Middle East and South America as well as four spells in London.He has handled a range of portfolios on... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:35am - 10:45am IST
Godrej Hall

10:45am IST

Grand Keynote
This will be Honourable IT Minister's first rendezvous with entrepreneurs at TieCon. As always, he shall share his government's priorities and the red carpet that awaits start-ups in Punjab.

Speakers
avatar for Vijay Inder Singla

Vijay Inder Singla

Cabinet Minister for IT & PWD, Punjab Government


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am IST
Godrej Hall

11:00am IST

Winners Don’t Do Different Things, They Do Things Differently
While start-ups are usually about innovation, yet every business ecounters competition in one or the other way. Mr. Shiv Khera has guided companies and trained CXOs on ways to outsmart competition. At TieCon, expect him to share leadership and strategy secrets for building successful enterprises.

Speakers
avatar for Shiv Khera

Shiv Khera

Author, Educator, Business Consultant, successful Entrepreneur
MR. SHIV KHERA is an Author, Educator, Business Consultant and a much sought-after speaker.He inspires and encourages individuals to realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. to Singapore. His 40 years of... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm IST
Godrej Hall

12:00pm IST

Tea Break
Saturday February 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm IST
At respective venues

1:00pm IST

Transforming Lives... One click at a time !!!
Amazon India is a classic case of how a single platform can unify a diverse market, being able to service the wierdest of customers' demands with equal aplomb. Gopal will be a treat to listen for those who are inspired by Amazon's success.

Speakers
avatar for Gopal Pillai

Gopal Pillai

Director & GM, Seller Services, Amazon India
Gopal has been with Amazon for more than 9 years and held various roles in the US and India. He moved to Bengaluru, India year in 2015 to lead Seller Services for Amazon India.He currently manages all aspects of seller ecosystem in India including seller offline and online marketing... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm IST
Jal Tarang

1:00pm IST

Product Engineering Masterclass
Niranjan uncovers the key aspects of successful product development and management.  In short: how to create products your customers will love and your engineering teams will die for.

Speakers
avatar for Niranjan Paranjape

Niranjan Paranjape

CTO, GO-JEK


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm IST
Nalanda

1:00pm IST

Mentorship Clinic for Startup India Punjab Yatra Winners [By Invite Only]
Its going to get real now. Youngsters, whose business plans made a mark, shall get audience with this investor panel to help them prepare their investor pitches, make critical additions to their plans besides guiding on executing the same.

Speakers
avatar for Abhishek Narang, IRS

Abhishek Narang, IRS

Addl. Chief Executive Officer, Invest Punjab
avatar for Himanshu Batra

Himanshu Batra

Director - College Business, Upgrad
Seasoned entrepreneur with 14 years of experience in various technology roles both in Silicon Valley and India. Returned to India in 2015 to start Acadview, an education tech venture which helped up skill graduate students in colleges and universities in 4 states in the north of the... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha

LetsVenture, Co-Founder, CPO
Sanjay is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at LetsVenture.com, India's largest platform for Startup funding. At LetsVenture, Sanjay has helped launch the web platform and then the mobile platform for both Startups and Investors to discover, connect and syndicate. Prior to... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm IST
Somapura

1:00pm IST

Advanced Content Marketing Strategies To Drive More Traffic Workshop
Content is the king in the information era. Thought leaders from Ahrefs will share deep insights into how it can help your company grow.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Bek

Rebekah Bek

Marketing Manager, AHREFS
Rebekah started out as a creative copywriter in global advertising agencies, working on brands like Jaguar and Panadol before going client-side to develop content strategy for Marina Bay Sands and Under Armour. She sincerely understands the pain of trying to sell your boss/team/clients... Read More →
avatar for Ong Si Quan

Ong Si Quan

Customer Success & Marketing Manager, AHREFS
Si Quan (SQ for short) is the Customer Success and Marketing Manager at Ahrefs, an industry-leading SEO tool that helps to grow your search traffic, research your competitors and dominate your industry. SQ has 3 years of digital marketing experience, and has helped several tech companies... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm IST
Chitraveena

1:30pm IST

Entrepreneurship- Why Students in colleges and universities should look and solve for local problems using technology
College students have boundless energy and enthusiasm to change the destiny of any nation. But how to that and what should they focus upon, Himanshu will help them understand that and more.

Speakers
avatar for Himanshu Batra

Himanshu Batra

Director - College Business, Upgrad
Seasoned entrepreneur with 14 years of experience in various technology roles both in Silicon Valley and India. Returned to India in 2015 to start Acadview, an education tech venture which helped up skill graduate students in colleges and universities in 4 states in the north of the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm IST
Jal Tarang

1:45pm IST

Decoding Agriculture: Social Entrepreneurs & Enterprises
Social impact with profit. Trilochan will dwell upon how entrepreneurs can transform the fate of farmers by bringing in agricultural and marketing innovations in the sector while developing a sustainable business for themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Trilochan Sastry

Trilochan Sastry

Founder, FarmVeda
Professor Sastry is a faculty member in the Decision Sciences and Information Systems Area. His interests and work, however, include supply chain and operations, as well as social entrepreneurship, rural development, and good governance. He was the Dean at IIM Bangalore from 2008... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm IST
Nalanda

1:45pm IST

Scale, Scale, Scale - Closed Door Mentoring Session [By Invite Only]
Soaib has a wealth of experience and expertise in making business ventures successful. He'd share his valueable advice with entrepreneurs who are raring to make a mark in this world.

Speakers
avatar for Soaib Grewal

Soaib Grewal

Venture Partner, TLabs / Times Internet
I'm a Venture Partner at TLabs, the venture investment arm of Times Internet. At TLabs I look after investments and works closely with the portfolio on product and growth. As a designer, entrepreneur and technology investor I have worked closely with a diverse set of technology companies... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm IST
Somapura

1:45pm IST

Lunch
Saturday February 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm IST
Lawn Area

2:30pm IST

Scale, Scale, Scale - Closed Door Mentoring Session [By Invite Only]
Times Internet is one of India's fastest growing companies, growing at a rate of about 50% annually. How that kind of growth is possible is what Soaib will dwell upon and share lessons from his company's compelling story.

Speakers
avatar for Soaib Grewal

Soaib Grewal

Venture Partner, TLabs / Times Internet
I'm a Venture Partner at TLabs, the venture investment arm of Times Internet. At TLabs I look after investments and works closely with the portfolio on product and growth. As a designer, entrepreneur and technology investor I have worked closely with a diverse set of technology companies... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm IST
Somapura

2:30pm IST

Banks ♡ Startups
The experts from variety of business disciplines will touch upon myriad of issues SME's face: how these can benefit from Government policies, what are alternate forms of finance exist and how entrepreneurs can realise billion dollar dreams.

Moderators
avatar for Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Senior Associate Dean - Academic Programmes, Indian School of Business
Professor Ramabhadran S Thirumalai, Clinical Assistant Professor, Finance at the ISB is currently working on the impact of various regulatory changes on security market pricing, efficiency and liquidity. His research interests also include the trading behaviour of various types of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Surender Rana

Surender Rana

General Manager, SBI Chandigarh
Sh. Surender Rana, General Manager at SBI Chandigarh has vast experience in Banking with specialisation in SME. Sh. Rana was instrumental in developing a Cash Flow based and system driven SME underwriting model in SBI two years back. Sh. Rana was also engaged in entering with tie... Read More →
avatar for Partap Krishan Aggarwal

Partap Krishan Aggarwal

Founder & Managing Director, IDS Infotech
Mr Partap K Aggarwal, a seasoned entrepreneur, is the founder and MD of IDS Infotech Ltd. He is a pioneer of the IT industry in the region and has proven himself to be an innovator and trendsetter by spearheading numerous initiatives. He also founded Inde Dutch Engineering and Aerospace... Read More →
avatar for Dinesh Kumar Kapila

Dinesh Kumar Kapila

General Manager, NABARD
He is placed at NABARD, Haryana RO and overseas the interests of Refinance, Development, Financial Inclusion, Consultancy & Planning, etc.


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm IST
Nalanda

2:30pm IST

From Design to Exit: Building a Growth Machine
Don't all entrepreneurs want to build a Growth Machine? It is this panel that'll highlight key points in converting a start-up into a fast growing and sustainable business.

Moderators
avatar for Alok Ramsisaria

Alok Ramsisaria

CEO, Grazitti Interactive
Alok Ramsisaria is the CEO of Grazitti Interactive,a fast growing digital services provider in the Chandigarh tri-city region. Alok has been a strong Chandigarh enthusiast and has grown product, consulting and now a services company over the past 25 years.As a founder charter member... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Niranjan Paranjape

Niranjan Paranjape

CTO, GO-JEK
avatar for Ankit Mehrotra

Ankit Mehrotra

Dineout, Co-Founder & CEO
Ankit Mehrotra is a start-up and tech enthusiast with special interests in understanding customer behaviour across the web and mobile.He is the co-founder of Dineout, which is India’s Largest Dining Out Platform seating more than a million diners a month across 8000 restaurants... Read More →
avatar for Amit Ranjan

Amit Ranjan

Founder, Slideshare
Amit Ranjan is Cofounder of SlideShare (www.slideshare.net), the world's largest professional content sharing community. Slideshare is like 'Wikipedia for Professionals' - its mission is to empower the world’s professionals through knowledge centric content. SlideShare was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012.After exiting SlideShare in 2014... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm IST
Chitraveena

3:15pm IST

Scale down to Scale up: Making products for Bharat!
Usually associated with simplifying products or reducing costs, scaling down is way of making products or services more acceptable in a tech/price sensitive market with an aim of deep penetrating it.  Ajay will share his perspective with entrepreneurs targeting growing markets.

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Datta

Ajay Datta

Head of Product, LinkedIn India
Product management leader and Internet Entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in building new businesses in local, social and technology domain. I head LinkedIn's emerging markets product team and help define and build ground-up products for the next billion professionals.Previously... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:15pm - 3:40pm IST
Chitraveena

3:15pm IST

Scaling Organizations: Hard Facts, Half Truths and Damned Lies
'Generational Diversity', 'Increasing Participation of Women at Work' and  'Business Ethics' add another dimesion to growth and scaling story, especially in the IT industry which Dr. Sriniviasan will focus upon while sharing insights into best human resource practices for businesses ready to scale.

Speakers
avatar for Vasanthi Srinivasan

Vasanthi Srinivasan

Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan, did her Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur, and a Fellow in Management Ph.D equivalent) from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prior to joining IIMB Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan has... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm IST
Nalanda

3:15pm IST

Chandigarh Angels Network Mentorship Panel
Business leaders from Chandigarh Angel Network will answer querries of young entrepreneurs from angel investors' perspective. A must session for those seeking investment and even for those who have businesses ready to scale.

Saturday February 16, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm IST
Somapura

3:15pm IST

Role of Governments in Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
This truly global panel will share policies and experiences of their respective countries that propel people to take up entreprenurship, thus helping their economies gain momementum and meet aspirations of their people in this fast changing world.

Moderators
avatar for Kumara Guru D N V

Kumara Guru D N V

Director, External Relations, Indian School of Business
Kumara Guru is Director – External Relations at Indian School of Business (ISB). In his current role at the ISB, Guru focuses on building partnerships for the school with key external stakeholders. An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, he started his career at the Jain Group of Institutions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Le

Frank Le

First Secretary and Trade Commissioner, High Commission of Canada in India
Frank Le is currently First Secretary (Commercial) at the High Commission of Canada to India, with concurrent accreditation to Nepal and Bhutan. In his current capacity, he serves as Advisor for the Infrastructure and Clean Technology team and leads on commercial engagement with Nepal... Read More →
avatar for Rod Hilton

Rod Hilton

Deputy High Commissioner to India at Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Rod Hilton is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Hecommenced in the role of Deputy Head of Mission in New Delhi in May 2018.Mr Hilton has previously served overseas as Minister Counsellor (Economics and Governance) PortMoresby (2014-2018... Read More →
avatar for Stijn Mols

Stijn Mols

Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium
 Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Belgium since 2015. His previous postings include Sarajevo, Brussels/EU and Tokyo. Entered the diplomatic service in 2002. Masters in Political Science of Leuven University. Married, three children.
avatar for Ariel Pollock

Ariel Pollock

North India Office Director, US Embassy
Ariel Pollock is the Director of the North India Office at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, where she leads U.S. engagement with seven North Indian states and territories.  A career member of the Foreign Service, Ariel has served in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Washington, DC, New York, and... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm IST
Jal Tarang

3:40pm IST

India's Frugality: A Global Advantage?
Havells grew though an organic and inorganic route to become one of India's super success stories. Mr. Anil Bhasin will highlight how aquisitions and collaborations helped Havells to achieve the scale that it has and what SMEs can learn from their experience.

Speakers
avatar for Anil Bhasin

Anil Bhasin

President, Havells India Ltd.
“Leadership is all about impact you make on the trade, influence the consumers about your technology and inspires team members to add value to their careers thereby building a Brand. Havells India is where Anil has been driving this philosophy for 2 decades”. Serving the FMEG... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:00pm IST
Chitraveena

4:00pm IST

Branding, Marketing & Advertising Masterclass
The master himself will share  strategies which small businesses can apply to build thier brands within the limitations of their budgets. 

Speakers
avatar for Subramanyeswar S.

Subramanyeswar S.

Chief Strategy Officer, Lowe Lintas
S. Subramanyeswar, better known as Subbu, leads the Strategic Planning function of Lowe Lintas in the capacity of Chief Strategy Officer. He has spent two decades in advertising and marketing, having worked at Wipro, Publics, Rediffusion Y&R, and Saatchi & Saatchi in the markets of... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm IST
Jal Tarang

4:00pm IST

The Journey Of Brand Tanishq
Tanishq is an inconic brand. Both Subu and Deepika will define the methodical approach to brand building, taking Tanishq as a case-study besides, of course, sharing examples of other brands as well.

Speakers
avatar for Subramanyeswar S.

Subramanyeswar S.

Chief Strategy Officer, Lowe Lintas
S. Subramanyeswar, better known as Subbu, leads the Strategic Planning function of Lowe Lintas in the capacity of Chief Strategy Officer. He has spent two decades in advertising and marketing, having worked at Wipro, Publics, Rediffusion Y&R, and Saatchi & Saatchi in the markets of... Read More →
avatar for Deepika S Tewari

Deepika S Tewari

AVP - Marketing, Jewellery Division, Titan
Over 20 years of experience across various categories tackling various challenges in the worlds of marketing, advertising and communication.I have been able to lead the company’s jewellery division to into a new sphere. My role transcends the division’s various brands that cater... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm IST
Jal Tarang

4:00pm IST

The Changing Role of Universities in Launching Startups + Building Entrepreneurs
The panel will discuss what Indian universities are doing to incentivise students to become job creators besides highlighting the ways in which entrepreneurs can collaborate with academia, access student innovations and partner with emerging startups from Indian universities to spread their wings.

Moderators
avatar for Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry

Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry

Professor of Finance, Indian School of Business & UCLA
Professor of Finance Bhagwan Chowdhry began his teaching career at UCLA Anderson in 1988. Here he found “an opportunity to work with and learn from outstanding faculty colleagues and an ability to work with students on projects that will make a difference in the world.” During... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vasanthi Srinivasan

Vasanthi Srinivasan

Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan, did her Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur, and a Fellow in Management Ph.D equivalent) from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prior to joining IIMB Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan has... Read More →
avatar for Trilochan Sastry

Trilochan Sastry

Founder, FarmVeda
Professor Sastry is a faculty member in the Decision Sciences and Information Systems Area. His interests and work, however, include supply chain and operations, as well as social entrepreneurship, rural development, and good governance. He was the Dean at IIM Bangalore from 2008... Read More →
avatar for Himanshu Batra

Himanshu Batra

Director - College Business, Upgrad
Seasoned entrepreneur with 14 years of experience in various technology roles both in Silicon Valley and India. Returned to India in 2015 to start Acadview, an education tech venture which helped up skill graduate students in colleges and universities in 4 states in the north of the... Read More →
avatar for J.M. Balamurugan

J.M. Balamurugan

Principal Secretary to Governor, Government of Punjab
Currently posted as Principal Secretary to Governor, Punjab. Rich and diverse experience of 25 years of public administration in the Indian Administrative Service. In the past 5 years he has served as Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs, Secretary Local Government and CEO of Punjab... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm IST
Nalanda

4:00pm IST

What Money Can't Buy
While every start-up is seeking capital. This elite panel will discuss how entreprenurs should design their businesses before they begin looking for raising capital. 

Moderators
avatar for Bhavish Sood

Bhavish Sood

General Partner, BlueSky Capital
Bhavish is the General Partner at BlueSky Capital of a cross border fund that invests in HealthTech, and Enterprise Software sectors with a focus on IoT, Digital and AI/ML. Prior to this, Bhavish spent more than 10 years as a Research Director with Gartner’s (NYSE: IT) with it software... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Soaib Grewal

Soaib Grewal

Venture Partner, TLabs / Times Internet
I'm a Venture Partner at TLabs, the venture investment arm of Times Internet. At TLabs I look after investments and works closely with the portfolio on product and growth. As a designer, entrepreneur and technology investor I have worked closely with a diverse set of technology companies... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha

LetsVenture, Co-Founder, CPO
Sanjay is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at LetsVenture.com, India's largest platform for Startup funding. At LetsVenture, Sanjay has helped launch the web platform and then the mobile platform for both Startups and Investors to discover, connect and syndicate. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Satveer Singh Thakral

Satveer Singh Thakral

CEO, Singapore Angel Network
Satveer is the CEO of SGAN, an early stage VC with 100 portfolio companies across India, Singapore and USA. Anchored by the multi-billion dollar Thakral Group, SGAN focuses on helping its portfolio companies to scale using the Group’s network and management expertise.Academically... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm IST
Chitraveena

4:00pm IST

Round Table With Payoneer
Building a global, scalable business requires expertise to deal with multiple financial and regulatory systems. Payoneer provides a seamless, global payment platform to enable cross-border commerce. Speak to us to know more on how you can benefit from our expertise and grow faster and further.

Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm IST
Somapura

4:45pm IST

Tea Break
Saturday February 16, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm IST
Lawn Area

5:00pm IST

How To Be A Successful Leader?
In quest for building their business, entrepeneurs face challenges, deprivations, hardships, and innumerable disappointments before getting to taste success. Dr. Velumani has valuable lessons on focus, discipline, honesty, frugality and disruption for budding and established entreprenuers alike.

Moderators
avatar for Partap Krishan Aggarwal

Partap Krishan Aggarwal

Founder & Managing Director, IDS Infotech
Mr Partap K Aggarwal, a seasoned entrepreneur, is the founder and MD of IDS Infotech Ltd. He is a pioneer of the IT industry in the region and has proven himself to be an innovator and trendsetter by spearheading numerous initiatives. He also founded Inde Dutch Engineering and Aerospace... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr A Velumani

Dr A Velumani

Chairman & MD, Thyrocare
Dr. A. Velumani is an Indian scientist turned entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman, and managing director of Thyrocare Technologies Ltd., a chain of diagnostic and preventive care laboratories headquartered in Navi Mumbai.  He is also credited to be the founder and managing... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm IST
Godrej Hall

5:30pm IST

Customer is King
In his own words, "Customer is the real God." Anna Durai will share how this philosophy catapulted him into Indian's most celebrated autodriver and how a razor sharp focus on customer satisfaction could take businesses to a whole new level of success and scale.

Moderators
avatar for Jashinder Bir Singh

Jashinder Bir Singh

Managing Director, Access Infotech
J B Singh has Worked as technical consultant in Wipro Infotech from 1988 till 1995.He has 30 + years of professional experience in Field of IT Services and Software Projects. Currently He is heading “Access Infotech P Limited" as Managing director., A company he founded in 1995.Access... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anna Durai

Anna Durai

India's Most Famous Auto Driver
Meet Annadurai aka Auto Annadurai, a Class 12 dropout, whose passion for his profession and the desire to give the best amenities for his customers has brought him success in good measure. An auto driver from Chennai is now a much sought speaker on ‘building customer loyalty... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm IST
Godrej Hall

6:00pm IST

Bridging The Startup-Government Chasm
A man who has scaled two start-ups, one as an entreprneur in private space and another as an architect of a government initiative. Amit Ranjan will share the secret sauce of starting up, scaling up and successfully selling off your business.

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Tewari

Ajay Tewari

CEO & Director, smartData Enterprises
Ajay Tewari, Chief Executive Officer, earned his B.Tech HND from Marine safety Agency UK and Bachelor of Nautical Sciences from Bombay University, India. As an alumnus of T.S.Rajendra, he has served international shipping companies for 11 years before he kick-started his entrepreneurial... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amit Ranjan

Amit Ranjan

Founder, Slideshare
Amit Ranjan is Cofounder of SlideShare (www.slideshare.net), the world's largest professional content sharing community. Slideshare is like 'Wikipedia for Professionals' - its mission is to empower the world’s professionals through knowledge centric content. SlideShare was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012.After exiting SlideShare in 2014... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm IST
Godrej Hall

6:30pm IST

Fireside Chat with the Thakrals
Karan Singh Thakral and Satveer Singh Thakral will have a candid conversation with Jyoti Kamal about setting up the roots of Thakral group in Singapore and spreading its operations across geographies, the challenges of scaling up, the lessons for entrepreneurs  and what they look for while investing in companies.

Speakers
avatar for Karan Singh Thakral

Karan Singh Thakral

Executive Director, Thakral Group of Companies
Karan Singh Thakral is the Executive Director of the multi-billion dollar Thakral Group of Companies (www.thakral.com) and Chairman and Director of several companies in Thakral Group. Over the years, Karan has had diversified exposure to many facets of the business across many geographical areas.In addition to his versatile business interests. He is also Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to De... Read More →
avatar for Satveer Singh Thakral

Satveer Singh Thakral

CEO, Singapore Angel Network
Satveer is the CEO of SGAN, an early stage VC with 100 portfolio companies across India, Singapore and USA. Anchored by the multi-billion dollar Thakral Group, SGAN focuses on helping its portfolio companies to scale using the Group’s network and management expertise.Academically... Read More →
avatar for Jyoti Kamal

Jyoti Kamal

Cluster Head/Senior Editor (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh), Network 18


Saturday February 16, 2019 6:30pm - 7:15pm IST
Godrej Hall

7:15pm IST

STPI Award Ceremony
Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India, will celebrate & recognize the entrepreneurial and innovative efforts of the ICT achievers of Chandigarh Tricity region by presenting the STPI Awards 2019 at this awards ceremony.



Speakers
avatar for Rajneesh Agarwal

Rajneesh Agarwal

Director, STPI Noida
Rajneesh Agrawal is Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Noida which comprises of 10 states. He is contributing immensely in repositioning of STPI with focus on innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry in the northern part of India. Along with the statutory responsibilities... Read More →
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Dr. Omkar Rai

Director General, STPI
Dr. Omkar Rai is Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) which is the premier government organization working for the promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM industry in India. Dr. Rai has contributed immensely in repositioning STPI with focus on Innovation and dispersal of... Read More →
avatar for Ajay P. Shrivastava

Ajay P. Shrivastava

Additional Director & Center Head Mohali, STPI


Saturday February 16, 2019 7:15pm - 7:35pm IST
Godrej Hall

7:35pm IST

In Conclusion
Speakers
avatar for Sameer Jain

Sameer Jain

CEO, Net Solutions


Saturday February 16, 2019 7:35pm - 7:45pm IST
Godrej Hall