Aman Munglani is a Vice President and team manager at Growth Enabler Research, with global responsibility for Insights and Intelligence. Focusing on disruptive technologies and innovative approaches, his team of analysts cover trends and analysis of the marketplace with respect to technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Fintech, IoT etc. Mr. Munglani’s team of analysts focus on global issues, reporting and advising on disruptive technologies developed by the start up community, publishing research, and advising clients on strategic and tactical advantages related to trends in global markets. Mr. Munglani is based in Bangalore, India.
Prior to joining Growth Enabler, Mr. Munglani held the position of Research Director at Gartner and was a part of the Data Center Systems group. The position entailed in-depth market discussions with the top management of leading IT companies, identifying customer needs, analyzing vendors, assessing technology, and interpreting market trends to support the strategic planning, business development, and marketing requirements of the IT industry globally. I have spent an extensive amount of time advising users of technology on trends, buying patterns and guided them on evaluation criterion’s across various vendors. Mr. Munglani was also the chair for Goa Symposium, Gartner’s signature IT conference for a period of three years from 2014 until 2016 and has also authored a number of documents on Innovation, Cost containment, the evolving start up landscape and has also lead Gartner’s hype cycle document for the Indian market. He was also the global revenue vendor lead for NetApp and HDS and also managed Gartner’s infrastructure forecast for Asia Pacific and EMEA.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Munglani spent five years with IDC in India and was based in New Delhi. His responsibilities included research and business development on servers, PCs, handheld devices and storage technologies, among others, that are under the purview of computing hardware. His areas of specialization included servers and enterprise operating systems. He started his career with IDC East and Central Europe, based in Prague. He has authored hardware reports on the Czech, Ukraine, Bulgarian and Czech markets.
I enjoy assessing technology, and interpreting market trends to support strategic planning and business development requirements for the vendor community. I also enjoy helping technology users make sound business and technology decisions.Read More
K Vaitheeswaran is the author of the just released book “Failing to Succeed - the story of India’s first e-commerce company” (bit/ly/ftsaz) and is widely hailed as the “father of e-commerce in India”
He is a serial entrepreneur and an internet industry veteran who pioneered the e-commerce industry in India when he co-founded India’s first pure-play online retail company Fabmart.com (later rebranded Indiaplaza.com) in 1999. In 2001 he co-founded Fabmall – the world’s first online to offline hyper-local, omni-channel grocery retail company. Fabmall grew to become India’s largest supermarket chain and in 2006 was acquired by the Aditya Birla Group and later re-branded as the More chain of stores.
K Vaitheeswaran has advised global brands like Deloitte, Diageo and the Tata group in their digital initiatives. He is well known in the Indian startup scene and also advises several technology and consumer ventures.
K Vaitheeswaran is a TEDx speaker and speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, internet, e-commerce and consumer marketing related subjects at various industry forums and leading educational institutes including the IITs, IIMs across India. He served on the CII National Committee for Marketing for the period 2012-13 and on the e-commerce committees of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), IAMAI (Internet & Mobile association of India) and the RAI (Retail association of India). He is a charter member of TiE Bangalore and also associated with Microsoft Ventures, The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and Headstart / Start-up Saturday. K Vaitheeswaran holds an electronics engineering degree from Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli affiliated to the Anna University. He began his career with Murugappa Electronics (1985-89), part of the Murugappa & Parry Group and then spent a decade in Wipro (1989-99) where he held various positions in sales, marketing and business planning. He is a voracious reader, keen sports enthusiast and was a registered umpire with KSCA for a few years. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and son and tweets @vaitheekRead More
Dr. Geetha Manjunath is the CEO and CTO of NIRAMAI. She has over 25 years of experience in IT research and has led many innovative projects in Healthcare and Transportation, especially catering to Emerging Markets. Until end of 2016, she was a Lab Director heading Data Analytics Research in Xerox India. Prior to that, she was a Principal Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories for 17 years, and a member of the C-DAC team which built the first commercial supercomputer from India.
She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science and management education from Kellogg’s School of Management Chicago. She was awarded the Computer Society of India Gold Medal in 1991 and TR Shamanna State Award from Karnataka in 1989. She was named as one of the top 50 NASCCOM IT Innovators in 2009. Among several accolades from Hewlett Packard, her outstanding innovation called SiteOnMobile was tagged as a “HP Legend”. She was also the winner of 2010 MIT Tech Review Grand Challenges for Technologists in Healthcare category. She has co-authored a book on Cloud Technologies called “Moving to the Cloud” which was published by Elsevier Syngress Publications. She is a Senior member of IEEE and current Chair of IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter. She is the inventor of 14 US patents with more pending grant. She was recently awarded BIRAC WinER Award 2018 for her Entrepreneurial Research.Read More
Leading business Entrepreneur, Founder, President and CEO. Suresh Thankavel has over 18 years of experience in IT software services and solutions. He founded his first company when he was just 15 years old. Mr Thankavel holds a Masters in computers and has worked for many research organizations. He has also served as a consultant for various IT firms. He has been instrumental in developing successful startups like Wisdom InfoTech and AugRay earning him several growth awards from 'Inc 500' and 'M&A'.
Wisdom InfoTech provides custom software services for public and private organizations; ranging from startups to fortune 100 companies in the USA.
AugRay, the newest multinational subsidiary of Wisdom is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA and has offices in Chennai and Bengaluru, India. AugRay is an Augmented Reality product company creating innovative AR/ VR solutions and is always looking for creative talents.
The feather in his cap comes in the form of 'TaDa Time'- A free Augmented Reality app that allows users to communicate exactly what they're thinking. The multifaceted app prides itself on fostering creativity among users by enabling them to create their very own digital-avatar.
Today, Suresh Thankavel immerses himself in his second startup, 'AugRay' and its 'TaDa Time' app. He firmly believes that he can repeat past successes and thereby, scale new heights.Read More
Vishnu Deepak is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for starting and growing companies and developing win-win partnerships. Over the last two years Vishnu has dedicated himself in bringing the online healthcare growth story to the tier 2 cities, towns and villages across Tamilnadu. As the Founder and CEO of Tabs and Syrups, Vishnu envisions taking world class yet affordable health care solutions to the doorsteps of his customers irrespective of their location.
Anusha Ravi, CEO of Park Group of Institutions, a pioneer in education run by park trust, a charitable trust providing education to nearly 20,000 students. Started in 1970 as a primary school in Tirupur has nearly 20 institutions now in Chennai, Coimbatore and Tirupur with 20,000 students and 1500 staff. The group includes B- Schools, Engineering Colleges, Architecture, Aeronautical Sciences, Aircraft Maintenance Training, Marine, Arts and Science College, Nursing and Physiotherapy, Community College, Teacher Training Institute, International Schools, Residential Schools, Nursery and Primary Schools in various locations.
Ramanujam Sridhar is a communication consultant, author, columnist, teacher, trainer, cricket enthusiast and a passionate social activist.
A postgraduate in Management from IIM Bangalore and an MA in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai. After completing over 25 years in the business and holding high-profile positions such as CEO of Pratibha Advertising (now Quadrant), Executive Director, RK Swamy BBDO and Executive Vice President, Mudra Communications, Sridhar founded brand-comm, in 1998. Brand-Comm is now part of Madison World, a niche communications company headquartered in Bangalore with six offices pan-India.
He is a former President of the Advertising Club, Bangalore and a former president of the IIMB Alumni association. IIM Bangalore has recently awarded Sridhar as a distinguished alumnus of the institute. He was honoured by the Madras Advertising Club for his service to the advertising profession in South India. He has been awarded the Life Time Achievement Award for Communicators from Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) in March 4, 2017.
He has authored three books - “One land one billion minds’, a best seller in India and its sequel “Googly Branding on Indian turf’. He launched his third book in Tamil ‘En Vazhi Thani Vazhi’ and is now writing a text book on Advertising and Brand Management.Read More
Passion for change and success can never be confined in boundaries. This stands true in case of Sagoon’s inspirational founder, Govinda Giri. His journey that started from a remote village in Nepal landed him in Washington DC and now is making its mark in several countries like India, USA, Canada, Australia and more is no less than a movie.But, that is what exactly defines this extraordinary visionary who went to the US to chase his big American dream, struggled for a bit doing odd jobs and finally landed a dream job at the Pentagon, Department of Defense as an IT engineer.
Time passed and something within him started to feel amiss. To everyone’s surprise, he left his dream job and set himself on a quest to developing a search engine that could provide relevant and personalized search results. From the confines of his basement, he started building the search-engine in 2009 under the name Sagoon. That was just the start.
By 2014, he realized that user’s behaviour with respect to their online lives was changing. And that’s when he decided to change the direction of Sagoon from Search to Share. In 2014, he pivoted Sagoon as a social commerce platform to change the way people use social media.
His vision for the world was also realized by his two other visionaries, Kabin Sitoula and Swati Dayal who today are the founding pillars of Sagoon. Under Govinda Giri’s leadership, Sagoon has already tasted the success of Sagoon V1, Sagoon V2, two uber-successful rounds of mini-IPO and the launch of our first Android app.Read More
Uma Maheswary,Chairperson of FICCI FLO Coimbatore Chapter and Director of Power Link System Private Limited. Since 25 years representing Japanese Textile Machinery. We sell Murata make Autoconers , Tsudakoma weaving machines in south India. The company has a textile unit and also commits to promote renewable enegy through Wind Mills.
Mrs. Uma Maheswary is a post graduate in Mathematics, an avid traveller who enjoys reading and gardening . She is passionate and praticing yoga for the last 35 years. She does lot of social service for rular women in villages around Coimbatore and join hands with siruthuli and rotary towards cleaning of water bodies and tree plantation.Read More
Hemalatha Annamalai is the Founder and CEO of Ampere Vehicles, a company spearheading India's E-bike revolution. Ampere products range from E-cycles to E-scooters, E-trolleys, and special purpose vehicles for the differently abled. In a short span of 3 years, Ampere has carved a niche for itself as an innovative technology creator in the nascent Indian Electric Vehicle Industry, contributing to environmental sustainability.
Ampere’s focus on rural markets has brought about far-reaching social transformation by empowering the individuals to commute at a very low cost. Hema believes personal mobility is a basic need on par with food, clothing and shelter that defines the dignity of an individual. A serial entrepreneur, she has spent the last 15 years creating and driving entrepreneurial ventures. Her ventures have been in varied industries, spanning professional services, electronics, travel and automobiles.Read More
Z Mohamed Nassar is the Co-founder and Director of E2E – Excite Marketing and Training Services that provides business consultancy on growth strategies and building world class systems.
His clients have ranged from small entrepreneurial organizations to international corporations. Nassar has assisted over 150 clients globally in diverse sectors. Many of his strategies are focused on helping companies to communicate effectively to its stake holders using time tested and proven methods.Read More
Destined to be an entrepreneur with a difference, Mr C.K Kumaravel is the co-founder of "Naturals" , India’s No 1 salon chain. Together with his wife Ms.Veena, he has revolutionized the salon and franchising industry with over 550+ salons spread across India. Naturals has created 350 women franchise partners and trained over 8000 staff. Thanks to the 30 lakh customers of Naturals!
J. MohanaSundari hailing from Kalappatti village, studied in Kalappatti Government High School. She did her B.Sc. Physics from PSGR Krishnammal College and M.Sc. from Seetha Lakshmi Ramaswamy College, Trichy. She started her career as a lecturer in Salem Sri Saradha College and then to Coimbatore Institute of Technology for 14 years.
In 1992, she moved from teaching to develop her entrepreneurial skills plunging into Business. Her husband Rotarian PHF Mr. K. Jaganathan has developed SHARP Brand Little Master Mini Monobloc Pumps and SHARP Brand Welding Electrodes by KAYJAY SHARP TRENDYS & SHARP ELECTRODES PVT LTD respectively. Her husband persuaded her to pursue a post-graduation degree in Management while being in business she did her MBA simultaneously empowering her to continue the business successfully.Read More
Vijayakumar Raju is a Director Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery at GKNM Hospitals Coimbatore . He is a goldmedalist in general Surgery & thoracic Surgery. He is actively involved in raising support for major surgeries to the he poor children . He thinks Technology Innovations in Healthcare could help the poor people in the country to access a better healthcare support .