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Inaugural Keynote By Mr.Harish Bijoor Brand-Guru & Founder, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc


Harish Bijoor is a Brand-thinker and practitioner operating out of Bengaluru, India. He runs a unique boutique-consulting outfit branded “Harish Bijoor Consults Inc.”, a brand name that has a consulting presence across the markets of Hong Kong, Seattle, London, Istanbul, Dubai and the Indian sub-continent.

Harish has spent his career across the aggressive realms of FMCG, Telecom and Consumer Durables. He is considered a marketing practitioner and thinker who is ahead of the consumer thinking curve, year on year.

Harish is a public speaker who speaks to corporate audiences across the globe in the realm of motivation, people-management issues, brands, marketing and business at large. He has spoken to corporate audiences across the world for 12,100 hours to date.

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Dr. A. Velumani - Creator and Chief Executive Officer, Thyrocare


A visionary and an able business administrator, Dr.Velumani proves clearly to industry that, “focus gives success”. Born in a small village near Coimbatore, South India, to a landless farmer, today he owns and operates Thyrocare. The chain of diagnostic centres and pathology labs is worth over Rs.2000 crores. Dr.Velumani began as a mathematician and acquired his PhD in Thyroid Biochemistry from BARC/Mumbai University.

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Mr. Dharmendra Pratap Yadav is Secretary to Government , MSME Department, Government of Tamilnadu .


Tamilnadu accounts for the largest number of MSMEs (15.07 %) in the country with 6.89 lakhs registered MSMEs producing over 8000 varieties of product for a total investment of more than RS 32008 crores. At the national level , the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises play a pivotal role in the overall industrial economy of the country. It contributes 8 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, 45 per cent of the manufactured output and 40 per cent of its exports. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises provide employment to about 60 million persons through 26 million enterprises.

C.K Kumaravel, Co-founder of Naturals


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!

Dr.Anbu Rathinavel, Chief Design Officer, Intellect Design Arena Ltd . Co-founder & Head , School Of Design Thinking.


A strong believer in Design Thinking as a way of life, Dr. Anbu Rathinavel is currently building the same as the culture in Intellect Design Arena Ltd., where he plays the role of Chief Design Officer. He is also Co-founder & Head, School of Design Thinking, and Head of Training Strategy, Government e-Marketplace.

Dr. Anbu’s focus at School of Design Thinking is on preparing the design mind by shifting their thinking: what is the right question, rather than what is the right answer, moving away from being data driven to story driven, dealing with feelings than facts and wear the empathy hat that an analytics hat. In short, working on Designing The ThinkingTM of the future creative minds across various sectors and entrepreneurs.

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Vinoth chandar, Founder, CEO & Creative Director of ChuChu TV Studios


Vinoth is the Founder, CEO & Creative Director of ChuChu TV Studios which owns a family of channels for toddlers in YouTube with millions of subscribers and billions of views. With a flair for music from his young age and with a family background in media, Vinoth and his team produce animated edutainment content for kids aged 0-6 yrs.

Suresh Thankavel, Founder & CEO , AugRay


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'.

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Raja Krishnamoorthy , a Thought leader,Coach, Actor & Co founder of Talent Maximus India Pvt Ltd.


As a consultant , Raja has been a guide and advisor to CEOs and HR heads of corporate organizations.His unique strength lies in his conceptual frameworks and original models which bring in clarity and positivity to enhance organizational effectiveness. He has supported a wide range of corporates and non corporate organizations as a consultant,coach & advisor.

Raja has acted in many tamil, telugu,malayalam & hindi films. " Popular as "Kitty" he is a respected character artiste in Indian cinema.

Raja is concerned with socio- civic cultural issues and plays active role in matters concerning common good of the people and towards a better tomorrow. He is a Co Founder and Director of Talent Maximus India Pvt Ltd , a HR services Organization.

Aman Munglani, Vice President at Growth Enabler Research


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.

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Ms.Latha Rajan, Director Mafoi Strategic Consultants.


Fellowmember of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Started her career as a qualified auditor , M/s S.B.Billimoria, Part of M/S Delloite. Co founder of Mafoi, the largest HR service provider in the country. Mafoi has recruited more than 3,43,000 professionals in a short span of 19 years . Integrates the financial , administrative and HR activities of the organization for about 1500 professionals & 61000 deputees operating from 55 offices in India. Played a crucial role in the evolution of Accounting HR and Administrative systems and policies for the organization. She is also the Director of Mafoi Analytics and Business Service Pvt Ltd.

She is involved in heading trusts and works with many other organizations at different capacities.She was the past chairperson of FICCI FLO Chennai. She has taken active role in many activities to promote Art, Literature & Culture.

Ms. Rangapriya Goutham, Partner, Initium Partners, CEO, Radiant Global Solutions & Board Member, FICCI FLO Chennai.


Rangapriya is an alumini of IIM Bangalore and head the marketing & opertaions advisory at Initium Partners LLP. Rangapriya has over 19 years of senior management experience in Large Accounts Management, Strategic Marketing & Talent mapping for large corporates.

Rangapriya's core competencies include starting new business ventures, strategic marketing, framing new business initiatives, implementing systems, processes and practices for continous improvement and standardization of existing business and creating best practices within business units.

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