Ms. Mahima Datla
Biotech Head Honcho
Ms. Mahima Datla is the MD and Director at Biological E. LTD – A globally recognised privately held biopharmaceutical vaccine manufacturer founded in 1953 with 2000+ employees based out of Hyderabad that has supplied over 2 Billion Doses of Vaccines all over the world. Ms. Datla was instrumental for the Bio-Tech progress in the country. She is part of the senior leadership, instrumental in expanding the vaccine business and serves on the board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization). She’s been the director for BE Immuno Sciences Private Limited, Biona Herbal Research Centre Private Limited, BE Research Centre, Biotech Medicals Private Limited, Be Immunology Private Limited, BE Vaxco Private Limited, Vaxenic India Private Limited, Lacto-Cosmetics Hyd Private Limited, Sadhikaratha Foundation etc.
Biological E. Limited
Dr. Jaideep Ganguly
Large scale Software Development guru
Dr. Jaideep Ganguly is the Director of Technology at Amazon – An American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington with around 3,50,000 employees and a revenue of $135.98 billion. At Amazon, he is responsible for building massively scalable and highly reliable software robots that power automation and dialog systems. His expertise includes automation, machine learning including deep learning, declarative programming and functional programming. Prior to that, he was the Director at Microsoft – An American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington with close to 1,00,000 employees worldwide and $85.32 billion in revenue. He also served as the Director at Amdocs – A leading provider of end-to-end software products in OSS/BSS from mediation, billing to CRM for telecom service providers with 26,000+ employees and $4 billion in revenue.
Director of Technology
Mr. Jalaj Ashwin Dani
Mr. Jalaj Aswhin Dani was the President-HR, Supply Chain & Chemicals at Asian Paints Ltd – An Indian multinational paint company with presence in 19 countries across the globe headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra with 6000+ employees and a revenue close to $2.5 billion. He spent over 2 decades in various capacities with Asian Paints, and was responsible for the Supply Chain and Chemicals business of the company and headed the Human Resource, Corporate Quality and Safety function at the group level. Currently, he is the President of Indian Paints Association (IPA) and Chairman of the Paints and Coatings Sector Skill Council (PCSC) for 2015-2017. He is actively involved with CII, YPO, FICCI and various other Business Councils. He is also part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana’s (PMKVY) Steering Committee.
Ex-President – HR,
Supply Chain & Chemicals
Mr. Arijit Sarker
Digital Marketing Leader
Mr. Arijit Sarker leads the Global Campaign Operations team of google, spread across 12+ countries. His team consists of digital marketing professionals and engineers focused on ensuring that clients’ marketing objectives are met with the right product expertise. Prior to Google, he was the General Manager at JobStreet.com – An online job portal with close to 11 million users and $45 million in revenue. He served as an Area Sales Manager at VIP Industries – The world’s second largest and Asia’s largest luggage maker based in Mumbai, India – A subset of DG Piramal Group with a revenue close to $100 million.
VP, Global Campaign Operations
Mr. Shobu Yarlagadda
Mr. Shobu Yarlagadda is the CEO and Co-founder of Arka Mediaworks (P) Limited -One of the leading TV and Movie Production house based in Hyderabad responsible for creating masterpieces such as ‘Baahubali’ (Close to $300 million in revenue), ‘Vedam’ etc. He has also co-founded Arka Connect – A Digital Media and 360-degree Marketing agency that builds strategies and campaigns for brands and films. He has won National Film Award for Best Feature Film (Producer) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Nandi Award for Best Feature Film – Vedam (2010) and Best Popular Feature Film – Maryada Ramanna (2010).
Arka Mediaworks P Ltd
Mr. Rana Daggubaati
An Indian actor/ Producer, Entrepreneur, AR Enthusiast and VFX co-ordinator
Mr. Rana Daggubaati is an Indian actor, producer, visual effects co-ordinator and Entrepreneur. He’ss as multifaceted in real life as he is in reel life. He is known for his works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. In 2010, he made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster Leader, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South, he starred as the main antagonist in Baahubali: The Beginning & The Conclusion, which became the highest grossing Indian film of all time. He won the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut for Dum Maaro Dum. He worked as a visual supervisor for more than five years in his company, Spirit Media and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Bommalata and a Nandi Award for Best Special Effects with Sainikudu. He entered talent management by setting up a JV with Kwan Entertainment and Marketing Solutions to represent and manage an actor’s projects and their businesses.
Entrepreneur, Actor & Producer
Mr. Srini Raju
Fortune 500 company Founder
Mr. Srini Raju is the founder of iLabs Capital, part of a well-established business group ‘Peepul Capital Advisors’ – An India focused, sector agnostic Private Equity fund with $700 million under management. He was the founder CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions Limited – A Fortune 500 IT services and consulting firm with an employee base of more than 250,000 and revenue close to $13 billion. He was key behind the creation of Sri City – A 7,000-acre stretch close to the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border catering around 100 companies from 25 countries with investments totalling to $2 billion. He is on the Executive Board of ISB, where he donated $ 6 million towards developing a Research Centre of Information Technology and Networked Economy (SRITNE). He is a Member of Governing Board and Governing Council; Founding Member and Donor of IIIT – A non-governmental Public Institution set up on Public-Private Partnership Model by Leading Tech Companies and the Government of Telangana.
Chief Internal Auditor, Rain Carbon
Mr. Rajendra Srivastava
Business Analytics and Financial Markets Expert
Mr. Rajendra Srivastava is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB). At ISB, Mr Rajendra Srivastava launched the Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) to promote the academic study of Aadhaar card and research on the immediate application for policy-makers, educators, service providers and entrepreneurs. The DIRI has received support of $2 million for two years from Omidyar Network for a period of two years. Prior to that, he was the Provost and Deputy President of Academic Affairs at Singapore Management University. His research includes Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics, and Brand/Customer Management. He is committed to cross-functional integration in management of business processes and has championed inter-disciplinary research and academic programmes, and has nurtured multi-disciplinary areas of excellence in financial markets, innovation and business analytics.
Indian School of Business
Dr. Chandan Chowdhury – Moderator
Infrastructure and Manufacture Expert.
Dr Chandan Chowdhury was the Country Head for 2000+ employees at Dassault Systemes India – A 3DEXPERIENCE company providing over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 80 countries with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. He was Country Manager of the Software Group Strategic Accounts at IBM and responsible in managing large accounts in sectors like defence, railways, Department of Post, Government accounts like ministries, and large corporate and utility companies. He headed 3000+ employees at IFS India – A company that develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets and manage service-focused operations.
Operations Management & Information Systems – ISB
Mr. Rahul Narayan
Path Breaking Team Leader
Mr. Rahul Narayan is the Founder of TeamIndus, a path breaking aerospace engineering solutions startup for tomorrow’s challenges. TeamIndus is based out of Bangalore, competing against 29 teams from 17 countries to win the $20 million grand prize and a bonus prize of $5 million at Google Lunar XPRIZE – a global competition to land on the Moon, travel 500 metres across the lunar surface and send back high definition imagery and video. He has been key in raising a total funding of around $35 million in December 2014 from various investors including Subrata Mitra and Shekhar Kirani of Accel Partners, Sharad Sharma the former R&D head of Yahoo India, Vivek Raghavan the chief product manager of UIDAI etc.
Mr. Santanu Paul is the founding CEO at TalentSprint –A technology-driven Career Accelerator platform for Youth. He raised $5.6 million capital from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Nexus Venture Partners. He is an Independent Director at National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Prior to that, he was the Sr Vice President for Global Delivery Operations at Virtusa – A leading provider of IT consulting and outsourcing services Globally for 2000 businesses in banking
CEO & MD, Talentsprint
Board Member, NPCI
Mr. Pradeep Mittal
President TiE Hyderabad
Mr. Pradeep Mittal is the CEO of GreatFour Systems Inc (previously known as Goose Technologies Pvt Ltd) – An innovative product development company specializing in automation solutions for myriad domains like HR, Legal, and Life Sciences among others globally for more than 20+ clientele. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Magna Infotech in USA – An IT services company spread across 7 cities in India with 200+ blue chip companies as its clients and over 35,000 employees spread across 32 cities in India. Magna has been acquired by Thomas Cook in India through Ikya Human Capital.
President, TiE Hyderabad
CEO, GreatFour Systems Inc
Mr. Kali Prasad
Experienced Audit and Risk Management guru
Kali Prasad is the Office Managing Partner of Ernst & Young for Hyderabad location and Sr. Partner in the Advisory Services Practice and has over 30 years of experience in Internal Audits, Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Business Advisory Services. He is a certified Internal Auditor from The Institute of Internal Auditors, (USA), Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA (USA), Certified Fraud Examiner from Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, (USA). He specializes in Organizational Transformation, Risk Management and Corporate Governance. With Ernst & Young, Kali has been the Client Service Partner for many Indian and multinational organizations. He led the Healthcare Industry and was responsible for publishing thought leadership reports jointly with FICCI and Business World magazine. He is actively associated with Industry associations such as TiE, CII, FICCI, CEO Clubs. He was the Co-founder and past president of ISACA, New Delhi Chapter, Past President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, India Chapter.
Vice President, TiE Hyderabad
Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Mr. Srini Chandupatla
Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Srini Chandupatla is an angel investor and a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of global experience primarily building technology startups. He is the Co-founder and COO of Manjeera Digital Systems based out of India. Apart from being a mentor and advisor he was responsible for managing global operations, corporate strategy, business development, product management and delivery teams in multiple mobile startup companies such as Motivity Labs, JP Mobile, Defywire, and Antenna Software. Previously, Srini has worked with/ sold to technology and financial companies such as IBM, Sybase, Research in Motion, Moody’s Investors, Goldman Sachs, and New York Stock Exchange. Srini was the CEO of Innocore Solutions and successfully completed its acquisition
Chair-TiE ISB Connect 2017
Co-Founder, Manjeera Digital Systems
Mr. Murali Bukkapatnam
Mentor and Angel Investor
Mr. Murali Bukkapatnam is the Founder and Chairman of Volksy Technologies – A venture development firm, a builder startup studio, nurturing and mentoring many subsidiaries like prowidor, houzkare, gdhworkforce. At Volksy Technologies, he provides executive leadership focusing on growth strategy, finances, risk management and compliance. He is a Trustee at TiE Global -An Organisation that has enabled more than 50 billion USD by fostering entrepreneurship globally with 2,500+ experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as Charter Members; 8,500 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. He is deeply passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and ensuring their success. At GDH workforce, he is building a movement to create 1,00,000 Workforce in India by 2020. He is the Founder – Member & Ex-Board & Steering committee of Hyderabad Angels – The Second Largest Angel community in the country.
Founder & Chairman
Mr. Manish Kumar
Mr. Manish Kumar is the MD, CEO and the official spokesperson for NSDC- A fund set up in 2009 by the Government of India for raising funds close to $400 million from both Government and Non-Government sectors for skill development in the country. He was pivotal in signing a MoU that will facilitate mobility of trained personnel from India to Sweden where in 64,000 people from India would be required to join its workforce every year. Prior to that, he was the senior Institution Development Economist at the World Bank and the Sr Water and Sanitation specialist at UNICEF. He was the Secretary to Government of Tripura, Home and Power Department as an IAS officer.
MD & CEO
National Skill Development Corporation
Senior Vice President – Products and Innovation
National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI)
Dr. Kingshuk Banerjee
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Pundit.
Dr. Kingshuk Banerjee is the Director – Cognitive Computing at IBM GBS – A division of IBM that attempts to understand, reason, learn and interact like human beings, using ML and AI techniques. He leads a worldwide pool of 100+ consultants, specialized in machine-learning algorithms, stochastic systems prediction, prescription, cognition and deep-learning constructs in Advanced Analytics and Watson. He is a subject matter expert in Real-time Analytics platforms. He has advised Rabobank in Netherlands, Bank of Tokyo in Japan and DBS Bank in Singapore on analytics adoption. For DBS Bank, he designed and implemented the first Cognitive system in Wealth Management. He has worked on big data systems for NASA, and network algorithms for the US Internet backbone.
Director, Cognitive Computing
Mr. Suman Reddy Eadunuri
Technology landscape Thought Leader.
Mr. Suman Reddy is the Managing Director & Country Head at Pegasystems. He was pivotal in helping company grow from a $100 million to $683 million revenue and 1,500 to 20,000 employees across India in 10 years. He was responsible in developing a vast ecosystem of 30,000 developers in the region and accountable for key market expansions across Asia and Middle East. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the North American market. He is an active part of premier industry bodies, national forums and leadership clubs across India and beyond, like NASSCOM, CII, HYSEA, YPO and TiE and is regularly quoted as a representative of the regional tech space.
Managing Director & Vice President
Mr. Pradeep Lankapalli is the MD – South Asia of Thomson Reuters – The world’s most trusted news organization providing professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. He has been key in signing MoUs with the Andhra Govt and Visa to create 5 lakh jobs by 2020 through technology-enabled services with the goal of building a global fintech hub. At Reuters, He was responsible for managing operational hubs located in Beijing, Manila, Bangkok, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gdynia, Buenos Aires and Costa Rica. Prior to that, Pradeep worked as an associate partner for IBM Global Business Services. Prior to IBM, he worked as a management consultant at The Summit Group, Inc
Managing Director, South Asia
Corporate Vice President
Mr. Rajiv Anand
Expert Chartered Accountant Rural Economy.
Mr. Rajiv Anand is the Executive Director of Retail Banking at Axis Bank Limited – The third largest private sector bank in India with a balance sheet of $9 trillion and a revenue of $6.5 billion. He was institutional in acquiring FreeCharge for $60 million. His portfolio includes Retail Liabilities, Retail Lending & Payments, Branch Banking, Retail Operations, Digital Banking, Marketing and Retail Products. Mr. Anand led an award-winning investment management team at IDFC (now Standard Chartered AMC). He has served in the treasuries of HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. He was awarded Business Standard’s Debt Fund Manager of the year in 2004.
Mr. Craig Dicker is the Counsellor for Cultural and Educational Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in New
Delhi. Prior to that, Craig was the Counsellor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1992, Craig served in public affairs sections at U.S. embassies in South Africa, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Hungary and Turkey. He also served in Washington in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he taught in secondary schools in New York and Portugal and at universities in New York and Pristina, Kosovo (as a Fulbright scholar). Craig speaks Turkish, Azerbaijani, Indonesian and Serbo-Croatian.
Public Affairs Officer (Acting)/Cultural Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy, New Delhi
Mr. Sujoy Bose
International expert on Infrastructure and Finance
Mr. Sujoy Bose is the CEO of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund – A $ 6.2 billion fund set up by the govt of India to fund stalled infrastructure projects of which around $3 billion has been sanctioned. There are estimates that about $600 billion equivalent of operating or mostly constructed assets are available. Prior to that, he was the Global co-head of infrastructure and natural resources at the International Finance Commission, the private-sector investment arm of the World Bank with an employee base of 6000+ strong. At IFC, Bose managed a $12.6 billion portfolio in power, oil and gas, mining, utilities and transport.
National Investment & Infrastructure Fund
Mr Ajit Rangnekar is the Director of GMAC – A non-profit organization of leading graduate management schools around the world and the owner of GMAT. He was the former Dean of the Indian School of Business – ranked no 27 by Financial Times. Prior to that, he was the Country Head for Price Waterhouse Consulting – The second largest professional services firm in the world, one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG with 2,00,000+ employees and an expected revenue of $36 billion. He also served at PwC Consulting, in Hong Kong and the Philippines. He headed the telecom and entertainment industry consulting practice for PwC in East Asia
Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad
Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti
Veteran Quality and Risk Management Advisor.
Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti is a Chartered Accountant and the Chairman of DH Consultants Pvt. Ltd. – A domestic accounting & consulting firm with global ambition and outlook. He serves on the Board of many large Indian Companies and Chairs around ten Audit Committees. He is the member of Futures and Options Committee at NSE (The National Stock Exchange of India). He is a part of the Member Committee at SEBI. He actively promotes these causes through forums like ASSOCHAM, CII, IASB, ICAI, FPSB, IIA and the Indian Merchants’ Chamber. Mr. Haribhakti lends his expertise to several professional and regulatory bodies, and has played a leadership role across these bodies
Mr. Guru Malladi
Trend setting Digital Evangelist who delivered Aadhar
Mr. Guru Malladi is the partner and leader for the Government and Infrastructure advisory services at Ernst and Young (E&Y) with over 22000 employees. He has lead the teams that delivered ‘Aadhar’ the largest bio-metric project on the planet catering to 1.2 billion citizens. He was key in establishing various market leading business/ technology consulting practices in Banking, Government and Public-Sector. He is the Member – National Infrastructure Committee at FICCI and has advised many foreign governments, multilateral such as the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank(ADB), bi-laterals like Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) and The Department for International Development(DFID), UK.
EY, Advisory Services
Mr Harish Iyer
Expertise in Rural Health and economy
Mr. Harish Iyer is the Senior Advisor – Scientific Programs at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – A foundation focused on improving people’s health in developing countries and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. He is also the Strategic Partner to the Global Health PSTs (Program Strategy Teams) and functional teams, including Life Sciences Partnerships, based in Seattle on issues related to Developing Country Manufacturers and R&D based in India. He was the CEO to 800 employees at Shantha Biotechnics Limited, Part of Sanofi Aventis India. He has also worked as Head of R&D at Biocon a 300+ employee company with $ 550 million in revenue
Senior Advisor, Scientific Programs
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation