Mr. Suresh Reddy, Chairman & CEO of Brightcom Group


An entrepreneur with a commitment to building high value businesses, Suresh is responsible for promoting the success of the group and its worldwide functions and sustainability. With over a decade of online marketing and advertising experience, he has a strong understanding of building effective cross-country and cross-cultural business operations. He directs and supervises the group's strategy and its implementation globally.

Suresh founded two successful companies USAGreetings and Ybrant Technologies. He maintains a global network of trusted relationships with peer entrepreneurs, corporates, partners, institutions and the media. He has consummated, completed and integrated 10 major acquisitions for Ybrant Digital, coupled with fund raising. The group under his leadership has raised $100 million in equity and debt over a period of 7 years.

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Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy , CMD , Ctrls Datacenters


Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy is a highly successful serial entrepreneur of technology and IT infrastructure business. He is the founder, chairman and managing director of CtrlS Datacenters, Asia Pacific’s largest Tier 4 Datacenter service provider serving over 3,500 customers including 12 of the Global Fortune 100 and 24 of the top ET 100 Indian companies. Promoted by the Pioneer Group, as well as the $39 bn OCH ZIFF capital group OZM (NYSE), CtrlS is APAC's largest Tier 4 Data center and managed services provider. Seamlessly managing the data of over 3,500 Indian and leading organizations worldwide, CtrlS is trusted by industry leaders across an impressive spectrum of business verticals including BFSI, Telecom, IT/ITeS etc

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Mr. Rajeev Banduni, Co-Founder & CEO, GrowthEnabler


An entrepreneur, a startup leader, a strong strategist and a master at execution, Rajeev has successfully started, grown and scaled numerous companies, both within India and globally. Rajeev has been a prolific business leader and an enabler of growth for companies including Ilantus Technologies, Computer Associates (NASDAQ:CA), Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) and IT&T Enterprises (now Igate Technologies), and Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT). Today Rajeev is considered a global expert for Start-Ups, leading tech startups - building growth strategies, raising capital, and thereafter ensuring flawless execution and a successful exit.

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Mr. Eric Robinson, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner (South India)

Eric robinson

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Eric Robinson was appointed Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada, Bengaluru in August, 2017. He and his team, which includes Trade Offices in Chennai and Hyderabad, promote trade and investment relations between Canada and Southern India including the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

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Mr. Krishna Lakamsani, Managing Partner The Seed Fund


Krishna Lakamsani is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and technology advisor. He founded his first business in telecom & e-commerce at the age of 23. At the age of 27 he founded Infovision, which was recognized as the 16th fastest growing company in IT Services category across USA.

iPay is a retail aggregation company with the largest branded network of neighbourhood online shops with the brand name Dukanline.

Mr. Mahesh Balani, Partner, Anthill Ventures

Mahesh Bilani

Mahesh is a Partner with Anthill Ventures where he works with startups and corporates to build and run innovation programs designed to help startups scale with speed. He is an active speaker and writer on leadership and innovation.

With over 23 years in building global businesses, Mahesh uses his strong operations & business transformation background to define and execute business transformation and innovation strategies for businesses using change management, process transformation and design thinking.

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Mrs. Deepthi Reddy Madugula, Founder of Womenergy India.


Deepthi Reddy Madugula is the founder of Womenergy India Organization started in 2016 , a unique women driven social enterprise with a vision to empower women, build eco entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship among homepreneurs,create green livelihoods,Facilitatiing networking , branding and bringing hundreds of women together on to one platform currently as both a startup and an evolving standup by itself.

A young Development consultant , social entrepreneur, A serial ecopreneur who has incubated noted agribased startups like Organic Gampa, Farm Tour.She established her first company Idhya Eco living pvt ltd in 2012 through which she has consulted and incubated several green business models in the past 5 years.

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Mr. Shyam Sekar S, Chief Mentor and Strategist at Startup Xperts

Shyam Sekar

Shyam Sekar, a catalyst leader with over 22 years of experience is the Chief Mentor and Strategist at Startup Xperts, a business growth consulting firm aimed at supporting Startups and corporate, in India and abroad. Aim is to turn ideas and vision, into reality through smart execution, and build the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He accelerates the revenue growth of startups and other enterprises. Startup Xperts has been featured under the ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ category, in the Silicon India Entrepreneur Year Book 2014.

Shyam has been featured in many reputed magazines like The CEO Magazine, Startup 360, Silicon India, and also in newspapers/dailies including The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle and also was interviewed by Puthiya Thalaimurai too, during the recent budget features.

Dr. Dinesh Chandrasekar , Vice President, Chief Solutions & Innovations Leader, Pactera Technologies

Dinesh Chandrasekar

Dinesh has around 20 years of progressive Technology & Consulting experience in Enterprise Applications, Analytics & Digital Technology platforms that encompass Cloud, AI & IoT. In his current role, Dinesh spearheads the Digital Innovation group (DIG)& Marketing office for Pactera EDGE (America, Europe & APAC). In his earlier stint with Hitachi consulting & GE, he was instrumental in building CRM, BI, MDM, Cloud & Innovation practice in those companies. Dinesh spearheaded the delivery of over 75+ medium to large scale projects & solutions implementations across the globe (APAC, China, EMEA & US). He also has the penchant for innovation and instrumental in building over 25+ innovative Enterprise Tools & Solution Accelerators. In short, Dinesh is a Proven, Entrepreneurial-minded solution leader who believes in creativity and Innovation.

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Mr.Rama Iyer, President & CTO - Eleven01 | Global Advisor - Commonwealth Youth (Malaysia) | Advisor, State of Assam

Rama Iyer

India's own home grown nextgen protocol for the next billion users. Blockchain Technology Evangelist /Advisor, Business & Technology Leader with 20 years of experience, which includes running Incubators, Creating Global & Strategic relationship, Advising Venture Funds, Startup's, Due-diligence, Setting up Engineering Teams, Product Management, GTM and devising Strategies. Adept in Delivery Management, Project Management, Business Development, System Engineering, System Design & Development.

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Mr. Ronak Samantray, Co-founder, NowFloats

Ronak Samantray

Ronak is the co-founder of NowFloats, a start-up aimed at making the internet relevant for India’s millions of small and medium businesses. NowFloats helps businesses set up, manage and grow their digital presence entirely through a mobile or web app.

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Dr Anu Gupta, Founder, Karmaya Ventures

Anu Gupta

Dr. Anu Gupta, a trained physician (MBBS MD Pathology) with an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), brings a unique outlook through her extensive experience in global pharmaceutical industry and Indian hospitals. Her journey as a physician was shaped by her experiences of working in remote areas of Central India as well as in leading hospitals of Delhi including Safdarjung Hospital and Apollo Hospital. Post ISB, Dr Anu joined the R&D division of Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical company, where she led global clinical trials for a leading neuroscience drug at the Company Headquarters in Switzerland.

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Dr. Nandita Sethi, Founder & MD of The Entrepreneur Zone

Anu Gupta

Nandita Sethi is the Founder & MD of The Entrepreneur Zone, (A Unit of Zen SkillProc Pvt Ltd) ( which is an Entrepreneurship Training Centre and a Startup Accelerator. She has a Masters in Economics and a doctorate in International Trade. She has trained several executives in top/mid-management levels on Global Markets, Business Environment, Corporate Reforms, Marketing Trends, Strategy & Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship. She has authored the book “The Asia Pacific Region: Emerging Opportunities for India” and edited the books, “Global Meltdown: Regional Impacts” and 2 volumes of “Rethinking India’s Growth Strategy: Services vs Manufacturing, Vol I & II”.

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Mr. Charan Lakkaraju, CEO, stuMagz.

Anu Gupta

CEO, stuMagz| Forbes 30 under 30 Asia| Mentor of change at Atal Innovation Mission| Orator| Business Strategist| Tedx Speaker |Influencer.

An Electronic Engineer graduate from JNTUH, worked at Infosys, part of toastmasters Infosys, also an inspiration to many students today. His everlasting thirst for connecting students and helping them to excel, drove him to start stuMagz.

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Mr. Raj Neravati, Founder & CEO - Hug Innovations

Anu Gupta

Raj is a Technology Entrepreneur backed by 18 years of industry experience. Raj has started his career as a developer and grew in the corporate ladder playing several roles and his last was a Chief Operating Officer for a global IT Services company based out of Dallas. His domain experience spans across BFSI, Healthcare and Airline domains. An accomplished leader with a proven track record of building, managing and delivering profitable growth.

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Mr. Anmol Garg, Founder, Sales5X

Anmol Garg

Anmol Garg is the founder of Sales5X, a sales training and consulting organization. His vision is to help SMEs grow into large corporations by helping them solve the 'sales problem'. He's currently consulting 4 companies on sales and has helped 1200+ sales professionals and entrepreneurs crack the sales game! He's a professional speaker having hosted 700+ corporate events.

Mrs Manju Latha Kalanidhi, senior journalist and Editor of City Express and Indulge

Manju Latha Kalanidhi

Manju Latha Kalanidhi, a senior journalist and currently Editor of City Express and Indulge, the Friday lifestyle magazine of The New Indian Express, Hyderabad, is also famous for conceptualizing #RiceBucketChallenge, a social initiative that has garnered over 1.9 lakh kgs of rice across the globe.

A public speaker and a regular at round table discussions, she was also featured in the #DarkIsBeautiful photo exhibition in Hyderabad and believes in using both media an social media for the larger good.

Ms. Shruti Mathur, News Anchor & Correspondent, India Ahead News

shruti mathur

Passionate about political news reporting, Shruti Mathur works with India Ahead News as a news anchor and correspondent. Currently, she is handling the morning bulletins. Before joining India Ahead she was working as RJ for an FM radio station. She started her career in 2013 with a local news channel as a news anchor. In a span of 6 years, she has worked across several mediums: TV, Radio and New Media.

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