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Saturday, March 18

8:00am IST

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am IST
The Westin

9:10am IST

Welcome Note by NASSCOM
Saturday March 18, 2017 9:10am - 9:15am IST

9:15am IST

Inaugral Address

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:20am IST
The Westin

9:20am IST

Keynote on Business Strategies
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Ashok Soota

Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds
Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds, is one of the pioneering leaders of the Indian IT industry and serial entrepreneur. Prior to Happiest Minds, he was founding Chairman & MD of MindTree (1999-2011) which he led to a very successful IPO. He was also President of Wipro’s... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:20am - 10:00am IST
The Westin

10:00am IST

Panel Discussion- Vaibhav Maharashtrache- Hum bh kabhi startup the
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Rajiv Vaishnav

Head - Ecosystem & Partnerships, GenNext Hub, A Reliance Enterprise

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Kailas Bhat

Acme Infovision Systems Pvt. Ltd.
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Ashvini Danigond

Executive Director, Manorama Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd
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Prashant Deshpande

Founder & Managing Director, Expert Group Of Companies
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Aslam Khan

Founder & CEO, Octaware Technologies Pvt Ltd
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Vasudeo Mahajan

CEO, Vaneera Hi-tech

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am IST
The Westin

10:00am IST

10:45am IST

Tea Break
Saturday March 18, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am IST
The Westin

11:00am IST

User research -Transforming a startup idea to Viable product
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Ved Muthal

Co Founder and CTO, Peppercorn Labs
Ved, a technologist and an agile enthusiast has been working in and around the Startup Ecosystem for a little over 5 Years. A serial entrepreneur, Ved successfully sold his first startup and went on to start Peppercorn Labs where he heads the technology team and looks after the... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am IST
The Westin

11:00am IST

SmartTech-Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning
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Pratyush Garikapati

Manager - Reengineering & VP, Bank of New York Mellon
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Vikas Kohli

Director, Bank of New York Mellon
Over 20 years of international work experience in business transformation, implementation of enterprise wide six sigma (including business process reengineering), consulting and finance & accounting. Currently working as Director Quality & Reengineering with BNY Mellon International... Read More →
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Pankaj Singh

Service Delivery Leader, BNY Mellon

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm IST
The Westin

11:00am IST

Panel Discussion- DRIVE with IoT Connected Vehicles – The Next Big Thing
  • Keynote: 20 minutes (11am to 11:20am)
    • BOSCH (K Swaminathan - Vice President, Automotive Technology Sales and Marketing, Bosch limited)
  • Panel discussion: 50 minutes (11:25am to 12:15pm)
    • Moderator – VahAnalytics (Shivalik Sen – CEO)
    • Panel:
      • Intel (Prabhavathy A S - ADAS/ Autonomous Driving Initiative at Intel Corporation)
      • John Deere (Shriram Deshpande, General Manager – EA Practice Lead, Manage IT Innovation and Mobile Development, John Deere India Pvt Ltd)
      • CMore Automotive – Gregor Matenaer
      • Bharat Innovation Fund (Anil Paranjpe: VC and Entrepreneur – Infuse Ventures)
  • Product Presentations by the Startups: 30 minutes (12:20pm to  12:50pm)
    • Carnot, Sixth Sensor, Locanix, CarIQ, Vehico
  • Speaking Session: 15 minutes (12:55pm to 1:10pm)
    • HiTech Robotic Systemz (Ritukar Vijay - Autonomous Driving | Robotics - Tech, Biz & Strategy Expert)
  • Speaking Session: 15 minutes (1:15pm to 1:30pm)
    • Dr. Roshy John - Converting Nano to Self-driven Car 

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Shivalik Sen

CEO, VahAnalytics

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Shriram Deshpande

General Manager, John Deere India Pvt.Ltd
Shriram Deshpande leads Internet of Things practice as a General Manager - IT Innovation at John Deere India. He has 20 years of IT leadership experience in financial and manufacturing domain.General ManagerHe is a passionate about technologies and open innovation. Shriram built various... Read More →
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Ramakrishna Donakonda

General Manager, Bosch limited
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Dr. Roshy John

Global Practice Head, Tata Consultancy Services
Dr.Roshy John did his Ph.D in Robotics from National Institute of Technology,Tiruchirappalli, India. He has over thireen years of experience in developing robots fordifferent Industries such as high tech, consumer electronics, automotive, retail andbanking. His major research interest... Read More →
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Gregor Matenaer

Managing Director, CMORE Automotive
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Rajat Proothi

Sr General Manager, Mahindra Truck & Bus Division
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Prabhavathy A S

Autonomous Driving Initiative, Intel
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Ritukar Vijay

- Autonomous Driving | Robotics - Tech, Biz & Strategy Expert, HiTech Robotic Systemz

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm IST
The Westin

11:00am IST

Workshop : Image Classification using Deep Learning

In this workshop on Image Classification using Deep Learning, we start from scratch to learn enough theory and programming tools to implement state-of-the-art models on standard image datasets. We'll also look at how to build your own image classification pipeline and then cover some of the recent developments in the field.


  • Introduction to Supervised Machine Learning
  • Preparing for Machine Learning
  • Stochastic Gradient Descent
  • Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Important Architectures and the state of the art
  • Designing a CNN training pipeline


Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop (preferably with a cuda-supported (nvidia) graphics card) preinstalled with Python 3.x, cuda (if the graphics card is present), Keras and TensorFlow if they wish to work through the hands-on examples presented in the workshop (familiarity with Python will help). It is also possible to simply attend the workshop without executing the hands-on examples.

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Soumendra Dhanee

Lemoxo Technologies, Senior Data Scientist
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Dr. Satish Patil

Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Lemoxo Technologies
Satish has close to 6+ years of Data Science experience where he advises companies large and small on their data strategy. Satish holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota, USA and a B.Tech from University of Mumbai. Over the last 6 years, Satish has helped global pharma, e-commerce... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm IST
The Westin

11:00am IST

Cyber Security - 'Mitigating DDoS'
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Anshul Saxena

CEO, HaltDos
HaltDos is India's first comprehensive DDoS mitigation solution available on the cloud as well as on-premise appliance.

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:15pm IST
The Westin

11:45am IST

Business model Innovation
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Rammohan Reddy

Lean Startup Coach, NextSpace

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm IST

12:00pm IST

Virtual Reality
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Ravi Theja Muthu

Co-Founder, Loop Reality
Ravi Theja Muthu is one of the true examples of how far concerns for global well-being and regional development can lead a young person. He is a passionate advocate on environment focused activism, youth empowerment, job creation and green entrepreneurship and who has represented... Read More →

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Dr. Pramod Chinder

Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon
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Krupalu Mehta

Co-Founder & Director, Parallax Labs
Krupalu Mehta is the co-founder, director of Parallax Labs, a Mumbai based VR/AR Content development studio. Mr. Mehta has established a collaboration between Parallax Labs and K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar to form ‘Somaiya Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm IST
The Westin

1:00pm IST

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm IST
The Westin

1:45pm IST

BlockChain – Transformation is happening
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Jitan Chandanani

Blockchain Leader, GBS, IBM India
Jitan Chandanani is IBM's Blockchain Leader for India and South Asia. In his role, he is responsible for helping clients enable the capability and strengths of blockchain in their current environment to drive business growth and future opportunities. Jitan is also involved with assisting... Read More →
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Kishore Seshagiri

SVP, Broadridge Financial Solutions India

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm IST

1:45pm IST

How to sell in emerging In'tl markets: Away from the West
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Hanuman Tripathi

Entrepreneur, Mentor, Angel Investor

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm IST
The Westin

1:45pm IST

Keynote on Automotive IoT
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Nishant Modak

Founder, Oogway Consulting
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Anil Paranjpe

VC and Entrepreneur, Infuse Ventures

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:45pm - 4:15pm IST

1:45pm IST

THE FUTURE OF EDTECH: Evolving Ecosystem, Evolving Stakeholder
  • A Presentation by Start-up India. 
  • Global EdTech Trends by Rishi Kapal, CEO Edduguild
  • Emerging Technologies by Raman Talwar, Founder, Simulanis 
  • A Panel Discussion on EdTech- Relevance and Future Dr. Sanjay Dhande - Global EdTech Specialist, Former Director IITK. Dr. Harish Chaudhary- Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. Abhishek Tiwari - Ed-tech & Consumer Enthusiast, Kstart- A Seed Initiative of Kalaari Capital Sanjay Jain - Director, Design Education, Avantika University Manish Upadhyay - Founder, Liqvid


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Dr. Harish Chaudhary

Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
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Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Former Director IITK
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Sanjay Jain

Director, Design Education, Avantika University
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Rishi Kapal

Global Strategist & CEO, EDUGILD
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Raman Talwar

Founder, Simulanis
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Abhishek Tiwari

Ed-tech & Consumer Enthusiast, Kstart- A Seed Initiative of Kalaari Capital
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Manish Upadhyay

Founder, Liqvid- EdTech

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:45pm - 4:15pm IST
The Westin

1:45pm IST

Future-proofing Product Innovation using Design Thinking
Limited Capacity filling up

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Manoj Kothari

Founder, Turian Labs
Manoj is an entrepreneur and a Design Thinker with experience in creating, managing and executingglobal innovation programs for a wide range of industry verticals. Currently, Manoj leads Turian Labs which he founded. He is also the Co-founder of Onio Design Pvt. Ltd., a Product Innovation... Read More →
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Harshad Nanal

Business Innovation Consultant, Turian Labs

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:45pm - 4:15pm IST
The Westin
  Workshop, Inspire 3

2:45pm IST

6 UX Design Principles for Increasing Conversion and Average Order Value

Vishwas Chitale

Chitale Group
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Hemal Gathani

Co Founder, ZEUX Innovation Pvt. Ltd
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Amit Modak

CEO, P N Gadgil and Company
P N Gadgil and Sons became first “partnership firm” to accredit with “A“ credit rating by CARE Ratings and ICRA (along with SME Rating – CARE SME 1) within only 4 years of establishment with constant increase in revenue, profits and successful expansion with best financial... Read More →
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Head - Sales and Operations, BoonBox

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm IST
The Westin

2:45pm IST

ZERO to 1 Cr
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Ishwar Jha

Founder & CEO, @appetals
During the 18 years career stint with 5 leading companies, Ishwar worked on some of the path breaking products and implementations. He developed a trans shipment tracking system for Patel Roadways which significantly reduced the delivery time. As a former CIO of Sony Music, he conceived... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 4:30pm IST

4:00pm IST

How to judge the performance / potential of your startup
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Anshoo Gaur

Angel Investor

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm IST
The Westin

4:15pm IST

Evening Tea
Saturday March 18, 2017 4:15pm - 4:30pm IST
The Westin
  • Host Organization Apple

4:30pm IST

Top 5 Product Showcase
Saturday March 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm IST
The Westin

5:00pm IST

ANTIgyan - Ajeet Khurana

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm IST
The Westin

5:00pm IST

Pune- An emerging destination for Startups
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Gireendra Kasmalkar

Founder, Ideas To Impacts Innovations Pvt. Ltd

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm IST
The Westin

5:45pm IST

Closing Remarks by NASSCOM
Saturday March 18, 2017 5:45pm - 6:00pm IST
The Westin