Mr. Kamal Bali, President & CEO,Volvo India

Kamal Bali

Kamal Bali joined the Volvo Group in India in April 2014, as Managing Director and a Board member of the company. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades, predominantly in the automotive industry, Kamal has worked for well-known Indian brands and established multinational corporations in India. He has had an insightful experience in the functional areas of sales, marketing and supply chain, before taking over P&L responsibilities in the year 2002.

An engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Academy Dehradun, Kamal began his professional career as a management trainee with the Eicher Group in 1981. Prior to spearheading the Volvo Group in India, Kamal was working as President & CEO of Singapore Technologies (STK) in India, establishing the brand LeeBoy. Kamal has accumulated precious cross-functional knowledge, is respected for his values’ based leadership and professionalism with strong ethos.

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Mr. Musthafa PC, CEO & Co-founder iD Fresh Food (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Musthafa PC

From a school drop out to an IIM graduate, and later to a successful entrepreneur, PC Musthafa's journey is a testimony of sheer hard work and passion. A computer science engineer with an MBA from IIM – B, Musthafa gave up his globe-trotting career, to pursue something on his own. His friend’s idea of home-made batter was just the spark he needed to embark on his ambitious entrepreneurial journey. Today, ID Fresh has grown from a dosa batter manufacturer to a household brand in the ready-to-eat food staple.

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

Rajeev Banduni

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. C.K Kumaravel, Co-founder of Naturals

C.K Kumaravel

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!

Ms.Shruti Saraogi Mittal, Chairperson, FICCI FLO, Bangalore

Shruti Saraogi Mittal

Shruti Saraogi Mittal describes herself as a homebody at heart and a wanderer in spirit! Shruti, though born in Calcutta, has lived her entire life in Bangalore and is a true Bangalorean. She loves the vibrancy and cultural broadmindedness of the city - which is really home. She was an academically bright student and has done her schooling at Bishop Cotton Girls School and then went on to get a degree in Business Management from Mount Carmel College.

Shruti played a very active full time role in their family garment export business for many years and now juggles work with her many other interests and roles. Her biggest strength is her family which is always top priority and finds true joy from her two teenage daugthers - She says "Being a mother is my favouritest job!"

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Mr. Ranjan Malik, Innovation specialist, speaker and writer and Co-founder & Managing Partner - Primalise

ranjan malik

Innovation and Design award jury member - India Design Mark, Lexus Design Award, NASSCOM Design Award Juries. Innovation for India Awards, Tata Innovation awards & Forbes Global Innovation awards. Created the Storm the Norm method for Innovation and Primalise approach to ecosystem design.Ranjan has written for publications like The Economic Times, Mint, The Huffington Post, The Hindu, DNA, Business World and some others

Mr.Jay kumar Hariharan, Executive Coach, Key Note Speaker and Author of "REWIRE - How to be the Leader of your own Life"


Jay kumar Hariharan is an Executive Coach, Key Note Speaker and Author of “REWIRE - How to be the Leader of your own Life”. With clients across India, SE Asia and the US as a Leadership Coach, Jay has logged more than 2000 hours across 100 CXO coaches. He has worked across Industry spaces such as Information Technology, Automobiles, Banking and Financial services, Consulting, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals. Venture capital etc. Jay has more than 20 years of cumulative experience in Advertising Sales, media marketing, business development, strategic planning and emerging markets. He is a guest columnist for business magazines on Lead-ership and Coaching culture.

He is a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) by International Coach Academy, Sydney. He is also a PCC certified by International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Mr.Ravi Kanniganti, Director, Innovation, Target in India

Ravi K

Ravi Kanniganti is Director of Innovation of Bengaluru-based Target, an extension of U.S retailer Target’s headquarter operations. In this role Ravi manages Target in India’s accelerator program. Target, a leading discount retailer with nearly $70 billion in sales, serves guests at more than 1,800 stores and on in the United States.

Ravi has more than 20 years of experience in retail and supply chain, working with product companies such as Zebra Technologies, Tyco Retail Solutions, Manhattan Associates, and Intel across the globe. With this experience, he brings a strong understanding of the use of technology and process to solve business problems especially in the retail and supply chain vertical.

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Mr.Abhay Tandon , Co Lead , Innovation , AbInBev GCC

Abhay DP

Abhay Tandon is co-leading Innovation in India for AbInBev GCC through Innovation Brewery. He has been associated with startups for the last 7 years. He was previously managing the Target Accelerator program - India as part of the Innovation & Strategy team in Target Corporation. He is also a startup mentor and technology evangelist; and is associated as a startup mentor with multiple accelerators/ incubators etc. He is a stakeholder with 2 startups as an advisor as well.

Abhay has also worked in the past with Tracxn – Head of Evangelism & Partnerships and Scaale Group (Scaale Capital and Cross Border Angels) and is a proud alumnus of SPJIMR, Mumbai

Mr. Z Mohammad Nassar


Z MOHAMED NASSAR is the Co-Founder and Director of E2E - EXCITE Marketing and Training Services India Pvt. Ltd. providing services like Brand Activation, Event Marketing, Customized Stall Designing & Execution for trade fairs having offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Qatar.

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Ms. Sumathy Anantharam, Partner, Manasum Buildtech LLP, Area Director, BNI Bangalore


Ms.Sumathy completed her Women Entrepreneur program from ISB powered by Goldman Sachs. Featured several times in DQ channel, CRN and various IT magazines. Recently featured as TOP 10 DIGITAL DURGAS of INDIA, in the male dominated IT Hardware business.

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Ms. K. Vaitheeswaran, Co Founder, Again Drinks, Father of ecommerce in India , Author , Tedx Speaker


K Vaitheeswaran (Vaithee as he is popularly known in the industry) is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of the just launched exciting range of beverages AGAIN Drinks ( AGAIN beverages aims to revolutionise the beverages market in India and globally with products that are truly delicious and remarkably nutritious

Vaitheeswaran is also the author of the bestselling 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 an internet industry veteran who pioneered the e-commerce industry in India when he co-founded India’s first pure-play online retail company (later rebranded in 1999. He evangelised Indian ecommerce, scaled the operations, built a strong team, raised funding from leading venture capital firms, created a strong digital brand in India from scratch and ran the operations as the CEO of Indiaplaza till 2013. No Indian B2C ecommerce company has survived independently for such a long period so far.

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Mr. Kedar Medhi, Director, Philips Healthworks.

Kedar Medhi

Kedar leads Philips HealthWorks initiative within Philips Healthcare for India, South East Asia, MET , Japan ecosystems. He brings overall industry experience of 21+ years , in domains like Healthcare, Consumer Electronics. He has led teams in Research & product development. Kedar leverages this experience coupled with deep insights into the Global Healthcare ecosystem, expertise in lean startup, design thinking, business model innovation for Innovation acceleration. Kedar enjoys connecting the dots across the ecosystem and play an enabler role at global level. Kedar takes keen interest in co-creating solutions across care continuum to improve lives through meaningful innovation.

Mr. Ankit Ratan , Co Founder , Signzy


IIT Delhi, 5+ years experience in Data Sciences working with financial institutions in US and India. Silver medalist at IIT Delhi (2011). Published 3 research papers and filed a patent. Worked for Data Analytics firm in New York for 2 years deploying fraud analytics solutions at Citi Bank and Metlife. Started own company in Analytics in India in 2013, working with large private banks in detecting fraud. Now building, Signzy, a global digital trust platform that eliminates digital identity and behavioral fraud. Signzy in its short Journey has won awards from RBI, Monetary Authority of Singapore, IBM, Thomson Reuters and was also judged as Forbes 30 under 30.

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


Shyam Sekar, a catalyst leader with over 24 years of experience is the Chief Mentor and Strategist at Startup Xperts, a business growth consulting and digital marketing firm aimed at accelerating the growth of Startups and Small and Medium Businesses (SME). Featured under the ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ in 2014. He has been recognized as ‘Most Promising Business Consultants’ & Top 25 Digital Marketing Consultants in 2016, and as Distinguished Digital Leader in 2018.

Mr. Gopal Garg , Founder & CEO - Tru Biz Solutions Pty Ltd ,CEO ANZ - Grid Infocom Pty Ltd, Senior Consultant - CallForce Outsourcing Specialist

Gopal Garg

Gopal has been working as a senior executive in the Asia-Pacific Region for over 15 years, and has worked in Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines. He has worked across numerous vertical markets with such multinational corporations as Xerox and Ricoh. He has also participated in four successful new-business start-ups in India and Australia.

Originally from a strong sales and marketing background, Gopal's experience over three decades has given him an exceptional understanding of both the ITO/ BPO and Customer Experience, their challenges and requirements.In a strategic advisory capacity, Gopal has advised a wide range of clients including global corporations, governments, trade missions, public sector companies, privately held companies and aid agencies. His advice has centred around strategic change and leveraging the potential of technology for strategic advantage.

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Ms. Swapna Gupta , Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures India

Swapna Gupta

Swapna Gupta is a Senior Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures India, based out of the Bangalore office. She manages investments across all sectors in the technology related ecosystem. She currently manages investments in Attune Technologies, FabHotels, Moveinsync, Ninjacart, Stellapps & Tonbo Imaging. Prior to joining Qualcomm, she was part of the Investment Banking team at EY, India where she concentrated on Private Equity and M&A of Technology/Telecom companies.


KC Ayyagari

KC is a Partnerships Manager at Google and takes care of the startup ecosystem in India. Having worked at Microsoft, IBM, Thomas Reuters, Infosys - he has over 12 years of industry experience and is on a mission to help startups become successful by building world-class solutions quickly to the market. A post graduate from BITS Pilani and a trained architect, he has been active in the space of cloud computing for over nine years and had experience in architecting and designing solutions for large enterprises, startups and State Governments in India.

Mr. Ankit Shukla, Business Head, Sumadhura Infraction Private Limited

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