Mr. Manipal Dhariwal President-SACC India Founder CEO, Sebiz Infotech & Netsmartz Infotech
Manipal Dhariwal a first generation, globally recognized serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of Industry experience, responsible for creating a footprint of excellence in the IT business universally. With contributing business investments of over 100 crores in the region, he has successfully created over 600 direct jobs and around 2000 indirect jobs in India, especially in the Panjab and Delhi NCR region. In addition he is also collaborating with other like-minded institutions to foster the Startup culture in the region.
Mr. Nitin Monga Founder & CEO WE Excel Software Pvt. Ltd. Co-founder, Appworx IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Vice President, Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce (SACC) Co-Chairman, Start Ups/Entrepreneurship & IT & ITES Committee- Assocham
Nitin Monga, an entrepreneur and a businessman par excellence, has over 17 years of impressive success in the IT sector, running country wide operational functions and leading large scale projects, especially in the government sector. Passionate about e-governance, his vision has always been focused on building a bridge between the government and the citizens. With historical and strategic tie- ups of SACC with Progressive Punjab and Happening Haryana events, he has fulfilled his dreams of helping rural kids to Dream Big and Dream Right.
Mr. Pradeep Prem CEO (International Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Centers) Appworx IT Solutions Pvt Limited
Pradeep Prem is an ex man in uniform having more than 35 years of experience in Reputed Educational Institutions and Industry in India in varied verticals like Organizational Development, Academics administration Strategizing new business ventures, Skill Development in multiple domains enhancing Corporate Interface, Foreign Relations specially focusing to revamp Indian Education system and create skilled manpower pool, etc. Currently serving as CEO ( International Skill Development and Entrepreneurship centers) in Appworx IT Solutions Chandigarh, in his command the country will witness a huge contribution from Appworx in next decade in various skills needed nationally and internationally.
Maninder S. Bajwa Startup Accelerator Chamber of commerce INDIA-Executive Secretary Ambassador and winner of UN Program WSYA 2013
Maninder Singh Bajwa, is a first generation entrepreneur, building IT products and services in the Education Sector. It was in 2013 that one of his product, “iScuela” (K-12 self learning platform) got recognised, firstly at World Education Congress in Mumbai and then it went on to win “Overall Winner”, for addressing, UN MDG : “Education for all” at United Nation’s World Summit Youth Awards. Recently Maninder and his team were chosen to work with Coca Cola India and NDTV for their Support My School Campaign, as knowledge partners. Under this campaign his team will take up schools in phases and look to implement solutions to improve learning levels in the rural government schools in India. The project has already taken off in Punjab and would be scaled to 600 schools leading to 1000 in the coming 3-5 years.
Mr. Ekant Aggarwal Executive Director SACC INDIA Founder and CEO Ekant Associates, Legal Head Netsmartz Infotech
Ekant Aggarwal, an accomplished advocate with a history of promoting effective legal, finance and business solutions that foster sustainable corporate growth for domestic and international business operations has mentored over 500 entrepreneurs and companies in less than 7 years, further he also is associated with the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2010 as a mentor and a guiding light. Fostering entrepreneurship in the region is a kind of passion to Ekant and in this pursuit he is also managing the first ever co-working space for Startups in Panjab, named "STARTUP IN A BOX" www.startupinabox.in
Mr. Ashish Sarup Corporate Consul and Managing Partner – ASA Legal Corp.
Ashish Sarup is a corporate lawyer and Managing Partner of ASA legal Corp. a premier Law Firm and brings with him an experience of 20 years in advising Indian and International clients on Corporate Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Asset Acquisitions, Power and other Energy Projects, Telecommunications and Cellular Telephony, Intellectual Property, Information Technology including Cyber Laws, Amalgamations, Liquidations, Foreign Investment Proposals,etc. Has been extensively involved in advising Multinational Companies on their strategy and operations like AT & T, XL Group USA, DEL MONTE USA, AGA Medical Corporation USA, Endeavour Capital Fund LLP, Vornado Realty Trust (USA), Infosys India, Convergys India, Apollo Hospitals India, AMAZON INDIA, DLF DELANCO, EMAAR MGF, etc
SATBIR S. KADIAN, PhD Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Water Resources Department, Haryana.
An outstanding Chief Engineer with a glorious past which cannot be described in brief; taking water to those areas where water has not reached in the last 39 years. Hon’ble Chief Minister himself took a tour to the water starved areas on 12.08.2017. The achievements of taking water to 100% tail-ends, filling more than 3600 , directly benefitting more than 2.25 lakh population , increase in cropping area over 15000 Acres, creating MNREGA job with over 10,000 man days. Groundwater recharging has been done in a big way. Two old rivers namely River Krishnawat and Dohan River have been recharged using floodwater.
Mr. Arun CEO – Smart City Projects
Arun is an accomplished IT business leader with 30+ years of techno-commercial experience in design of large and complex IT solutions and their delivery. Experienced in developing IT strategy for enterprises at global level, managing client relationship and driving value proposition through capabilities and expertise.
Mr. Lalit Certified Master Trainer for Retailers Association of Skill Council of India (RASCI).
Having 25+ years of well-rounded experience, Lalit is an astute team Leader with a highly accomplished track record of achieving revenue, profit and business growth objectives by managing teams in complex, competitive and rapidly changing B2B and B2C environments in a variety of industries (IT, Office automation, Telecom, Enterprise management). In addition, he shares a rich experience since 1992 with Organizations like Larsen & Toubro Limited, Modi Xerox, Epson India ,Reliance Communications, Hewlett Packard ,Tata Indicom & CA Technologies.
Rakesh Kapoor CEO- Process Nine Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Kapoor is a serial entrepreneur with 35+ years of experience in the IT industry in India and the US. Being a business and technology strategist for the Indian and Asian Languages technologies and the Media industry, he has been one of the early entrants in the software product development space in India. He has long been associated with NASSCOM, was Co-chair of the NASSCOM Haryana chapter and continues to be a member of the regional council. He has been a charter member of TiE Delhi. He has completed M.Tech (Computer Science) from BITS Pilani and is a trustee of the BITSAA Alumni Trust.
Vinod Sood MD-Hughes Systique
Vinod Sood is responsible for managing Hughes Systique India, a subsidiary of Hughes Systique Corporation (HSC) USA. He has more than 30 years of experience in various fields and is also a member of NASSCOM Engineering and R&D Council.
Harish Kukreja Head of HR India & Global HR Shared Services- Fidelity International
Mr. Kukreja is an accomplished and skilled Human Resource professional with over 15 years of global experience in talent acquisition and management, employee relations, training & development and a host of services related to Shared Services.
Sumeet Kapur CEO- Global Groupware Solutions Ltd.
Mr. Kapur is an entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in starting, growing and managing technology ventures. Over the last two decades, he has led the creation of software products that help companies manage their employees, customers and partner relationships.
Ayush Varshney CTO / Co-founder - Nash Ventures
Mr. Varshney, recently named as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia for 2018 in Finance and Venture Capital category, co-founded his first company, Bluegape, in college, which went on to become India's most popular blogging platform that supported 100M monthly visitors. Ayush's second venture, Murmur was funded by Google and was part of the 1st batch of Google's Launchpad Accelerator. He presently runs Nash Ventures.
Shivam Sood Director- Antialias Ventures Private Limited
Mr. Sood has 12 years of experience in the E-Commerce and Tech Industry. He co-Founded Heaven & Home.com in 2011 which was later sold to Fabfurnish. He is a subject matter expert in technology, UI/UX consulting, business model planning and generation & market outreach.
Aman Dhall Head - Corporate Communication -Policybazaar.com
Mr. Dhall is the corporate communications head at India's leading fin tech company, PolicyBazaar.com. Prior to this, he established and ran a venture in the sports & development space for three years. During his time as an entrepreneur, he developed & executed a sports development project in the tribal areas of Odisha. He has served as business journalist in leading publications of The Times of India Group for six years. He was the Principal Correspondent at The Economic Times, India's largest business daily.
Nitash Juyal VP, Marketing Sofocle Technologies
Mr. Juyal is skilled in reviewing proposals, performing market research on new potential business hubs, maintaining client internal & external relationship and coordinating knowledge transfer to team members. Nitash has wide international exposure and consultative skills.
Dr. Uttam Kumar Chief Technology Officer-CNT Global
Dr. Uttam Kumar is a seasoned professional with over 18+ years of experience in building IT led Innovations. At CNT, he is currently heading new products and innovations where he is responsible for delivering projects across domain for AI, IOT & New Technology & business. He is also CTO of reskilling.net which provides Online Education on AI, IOT & new technology to students and professionals. Prior to CNT, Dr. Kumar worked with Bharti Airtel, where he was responsible for IT & Innovations and various Industry first new products. He is also author of book “Reskilling with IOT, Cloud & AI” and he is recipient of awards from leading Institutions for his innovations.
Chetan Kumar Alsisaria Director - Polestar Solutions & Services India Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Alsisaria is a passionate technopreneur with strong expertise in data analytics. He has worked with organizations like PwC, Deloitte and EY prior to starting his own venture, Polestar.
Pankaj Gupta CEO- Reflex Solution LLP
Mr. Gupta is an IT service management expert with close to 20 years of experience. He has worked with organizations like Infosys and Wipro before joining Reflex Solution.
Dr. Sanku Bose President and CEO- JK Technosoft
Dr. Sanku Bose is currently the President and Global CEO of JK Technosoft (JKT), a holding company of the 140+ year old JK Group led by the Singhanias. Dr. Bose has over 28 years of management and technology consulting experience with the Big 4 consulting firms.
Tejinderpal Miglani CTO- Incedo Inc.
Mr. Miglani focuses on building the technology and competence charter for the CTO- Incedo. He works to understand the mind of customers, where IT trends are moving and what technology areas are being adopted. With a B. Tech degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta, he works with a deep-rooted understanding of IT, as well as a hands-on approach.
Vinay Singh Co-founder, CEO - BeatRoute Innovations
Mr. Singh is a technology entrepreneur. He is currently running his startup BeatRoute, which is mobile app platform for intelligent field force automation.
Dhiraj Kumar Sharma Director- IncBit Integrated Systems Pvt Ltd
Mr. Sharma has over 20 years of industry experience in Information Technology and Business Services. He is a qualified engineer with a MBA (IT) and PMP certified from PMI, USA.
Raj Malik CEO - iOptiBiz Solutions Pvt Ltd
Mr. Malik has worked as Senior Vice President at HCLT & performed various leadership roles. He now heads iOptiBiz Solutions, a company focused on workforce management & optimization solutions and has demonstrated capabilities in this space. The company provides solutions through diagnostic studies, consultancy & workforce optimization.
Ravi Solanki CEO- DigiVerifi Private Limited
Mr. Solanki brings possesses over 17 years of experience in business development, operations excellence, auditing, and process engineering. He is well versed with enterprise risk management and holds a proven track record of rapidly growing organizations in terms of revenue and improved efficiencies. During his stint with General Electric, First Advantage and Dataflow he has led several global initiatives linked to new product development, improving customer satisfaction & new revenue generation opportunities. Having lived and worked in India, USA, Singapore & Philippines has allowed him to understand international business landscape.
Piyush Ahuja Director, Learning and Development – American Express
Mr. Ahuja possesses over 20 years of experience at American Express across Learning & Development, Human Resources, Finance, Global Business Services, Card Operations and Retail Banking. He is also the recipient of the prestigious American Express Chief Financial Officer Global Premier Award.
Vijay Krishan Gupta CEO- Think Future Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Krishan has worked on all kinds of personal systems like PC, Apple Macintosh developing successful products from ground up. He has also built a very successful services business.
Siddharth Pandey Founder and CEO– Successive Software
Mr. Pandey is a passionate entrepreneur involved in building innovative solutions. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Noida. He is an expert in marketing and sales strategies, online user experience & engagement. He has built a 100+ employee company in 5 years with 4 offices around the world. His company has received an honor from Deloitte for fastest 50 growing companies in India and the Asia Pacific for 2 years in a row (2016 & 2017). With over 200% growth year on year, Successive has been helping clients to increase their business efficiencies and profits with the use of technology.
Bhavesh Sharma Country Head - Better.com
Mr. Sharma is currently heading the India office for a US based Fintech company, Better.com. The company has been recently ranked by Forbes as the Top 50 Fintech companies in the world. Better.com is backed by Goldman Sachs and Kleiner Perkins, and is a full-stack mortgage lender digitizing every step of the financing process. The team working with Mr. Sharma consists of leading technologists from companies like Spotify and Google and they have leveraged advances in data science, machine learning, and UX to make mortgages simple and transparent.
Deepak Bansal CEO and Founder – Clearpath Technology Pvt Ltd
Mr. Bansal has formulated Clearpath Technology Private Limited, an internet marketing company, based in New Delhi, India. Clearpath Technology is one of the fastest growing IT services company, dealing with search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per click, reputation management and local listings optimization. The company employs over 550 professionals and deals with 3500 clients. The company’s expertise includes areas such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Internet Marketing, Social Media (Web 2.0) Marketing, PPC, Link Building, Reputation Management, Google Local Listings, Content Writing and Website Analytics.
Pawan Kumar COO - Sumati Legal Services Pvt Ltd
Mr. Kumar is a tenured business management, operations and technology leader. As the operational head of The Sumati Group’s India Technology & Operations Center, Mr. Kumar is responsible for ensuring that the company’s team delivery is of exceptional quality. He possesses over 15 years of professional experience managing large, complex, IT Enabled services operations. He is also one of the pioneers of the Indian Legal Services industry and as a successful entrepreneur, he has built services business in rapidly evolving markets such as electronic discovery. Mr. Kumar holds a Masters in both Computer Application (MCA) as well as Business Administration (MBA).
Kapil Rana Chairman – Hostbooks Limited
Mr. Rana is the promoter and founder of HostBooks Ltd. He is experienced in areas such as strategic management, corporate development and structuring of multinational organizations. Over the years, he has served as an adviser with K A P S & CO on business strategy, finance, and legal matters with multinational companies such as IMC Business Global Ltd, Cyprus and Hamilton Medical AG, Bonaduz (Swiss). He also specializes in areas such as accounting and internal control, business start up, corporate structuring, financial planning, operations strategy and product development.
Naveen Gulati Director and CEO - Open Mind Services Limited
The Founder and CEO of Open Mind services Limited, Mr. Gulati is an Electronics engineer from the University Of Pune, and has several value added courses like Microsoft Certified Software development, along with other Microsoft certified courses to his credit. He is an accomplished executive, with technical qualifications gained through hands on experience in each core business function (marketing, sales and operations) in the ITES space. Has a corroborated performance history of building high performance teams that develop adaptive business strategy and execute business plans using a highly integrated approach that produces exceptionally exclusive results in the Knowledge Process Outsourcing and ITES segment.
Rasleen Kaur Head, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations – Policybazaar, Etechaces Marketing & Consulting Pvt Ltd
Ms. Kaur leads the corporate strategy and investor relations team at Policybazaar, which is India's largest insurance marketplace. She has maneuvered diverse roles in strategy, capital raising, customer experience & life-cycle management, business management and data science. She was recognized as one of the most promising corporate leaders by Economic Times of India in 2016. A post-graduate in Business Administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and a Bachelor in Computer Science, Ms. Kaur brings with her a decade of professional experience. She has worked with Microsoft, Cummins and National Informatics Center, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, prior to joining Policybazaar.
Balaji GS Vice President - Intec Infra Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
With over 17 years of experience, Mr. Balaji has delivered strong P&L by creating and leading large, globally distributed planning, design, program management and operations teams that are intensely customer driven & innovation focused. His domain experience includes Implementing and managing BIM (Building Information Modelling), Business development strategy- Architecture & Retail Design, Property/construction management. Mr. Balaji has specializes in setting up new teams, program management with due diligence and transition. He has worked in 14 different countries.
Biten K. Kathrani Director R&D and NBD Asia Pacific– Boston Scientific
Mr. Kathrani is responsible for leading Innovation and R&D for global & emerging markets for Boston Scientific's portfolio of Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Interventions, Endoscopy, Urology, Neuromodulation and Rhythm Management. Biten has been instrumental in building Boston Scientific’s largest R&D GIC outside of USA. He has been in the healthcare / medical device industry for 23+ years. Prior to Boston Scientific, he led the medical device R&D at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for Emerging markets in Asia Pacific (India and China) and he was also associated with a start-up for 5 years leading R&D and Innovation. His experiences involve R&D, New Business development, Intellectual Property Analytics, New Ventures and Voice of Customer enabled innovation for medical devices.
Sachin Jain Global CIO and CISO - Evalueserve
Mr. Jain has been with Evalueserve since its inception in December 2000. At Evalueserve, he is a part of the executive leadership as head of Global IT and Information Security. He is responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation and support. He has has managed and delivered multiple large scale projects and is an active contributor to various global CIO level magazines and forums.
Saurabh Agarwal Managing Director– Skill Cube Private Limited
Mr. Agarwal is an accomplished senior management professional with 19 years of strategic & operational experience across various sectors including skill development, telecom, insurance, IT services, GIS and BPO. In his last corporate role, he was the Head-Information Security and Privacy, for one of the leading mobile operators in India. He has travelled globally and worked with cross cultural teams based in the US, Europe and the APAC region. An MSc-MBA alumnus from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, Saurabh holds international certifications like CRISC, CISA, CISM, MCSE, CCNA, ISO 27001 LI & LA among others. He represents India as one of the co-editors in the development of the ISO 27021 standard-“Competence requirements for information security management professionals“.
Sumit Sood Managing Director– GlobalLogic
Mr. Sood is experienced in area revolving around building and leading large organizations. He specializes in coaching Startups.
Rohit Mani Sharma Country Head - XSAT India Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sharma has 25 years of varied experience in sales, marketing, project and program management.
Bharat Jaisingh Head, Finance - Assimilate Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Jaisingh is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Cost Accountant from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (CWA) and holds an honors degree in commerce from the University of Delhi. He has over 15 years of experience in the setup of Accounting and Finance systems and controls covering Policies & Procedures, Compliances, Taxation, Treasury, Audits, MIS, Budgeting, Financial Management, Pricing, Cost Benefit Analysis, Government approvals etc. He has wide range of experience in setting up of delivery centers in the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and Special Economic Zones (SEZ).
Amit Mukherji CEO– HostBooks Limited
Mr. Mukherji is passionate about building and empowering teams for entrepreneurial ventures with sustainable profitability. He has the capability to exceed growth targets by building an environment of excellence and collaboration. He possesses a unique combination of skills in Human Resources Management and Strategic Planning and exhibits exemplary Team Management skills and the ability to propel people in Project Management and HRIS.
Naveen Gabrani CEO - Astrea IT Services Pvt Ltd
Mr. Gabrani is the Founder/CEO at Astrea IT Services Pvt Ltd. which is an IT services company. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked for large multinationals in senior management positions before starting his own venture. His company Astrea specializes in mobile application development and dashboard building.
Mohnesh Kohli Founder and CEO– Megri Soft Limited
Mr. Kohli is the CEO and Founder of Megri Soft Limited. He is also a blogger and a frequent speaker at various conferences in India and abroad.
Sumit Tayal CEO - New Vision Digital Pvt Ltd
Mr. Tayal is an experienced operations manager and digital business strategist with 12 years of experience. He specializes in areas of advertising, media and education.
Abhijit Chatterjee Chief Information Officer (CIO)– C-Zentrix
Mr. Chatterjee is software programmer and the co-creator of www.c-zentrix.com. C-Zentrix was developed with a vision of creating next-generation, simplified call center technology solutions. C-Zentrix is the flagship product of Towards Vision Technologies Private Limited (TVT).
Rajesh Kumar Pandey CMD- Omniscient IT Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Kumar is heading an IT Solutions company that manages multiple IT projects for a wide range of clients. He is an expert in coaching Startups.