Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers from our previous event
Research Manager, TechVision, Frost & Sullivan
With more than 10 years of industry expertise in Technology Consulting and Advisory Services, Ms. Aarthi Janakiraman is involved in developing R&D and commercialization strategies for emerging technologies, especially in the chemicals, materials and foods industry.
Senior Director, Frost & Sullivan
Amol Kotwal, in his role as a Senior Director, drives and manages client relationship with Strategic Accounts in South Asian region. He has more than 19 years of Strategic Consulting and Business Development experience in the Energy and Industrial sector. His expertise lies in Business planning, strategic partnering, market entry & market expansion strategies, assisting clients charter their strategic growth path and help them prepare for the future. His expertise in the Energy sector covers the entire value chain including Power generation, Power Transmission & Distribution, Renewable Energy, Distributed Power Generation, Backup Power etc.
Vice President, Frost & Sullivan
Anand is the Vice-President of the Technical Insights practice and has over a decade of consulting experience across multiple technology areas, including technology due diligence and acquisition target research. In addition to assisting leading clients leverage global market and technology opportunities and establish strategic partnerships across sectors, he has been involved in consulting projects across the Electronics, Medical Devices and Energy sectors.
Head Business Development Nutritional Solutions, Tata Chemicals Limited
Ankur Bhamu looks after sales and business development responsibilities for Nutritional Solutions division of Tata Chemicals. An alum of Cornell University and Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, Ankur joined the Tata group via the Tata Administrative Services. He has spent close to a decade with the group and worked across various sectors such as Power, Telecom, Automobiles before gravitating to nutrition science.
Senior Consultant, KaaS, Frost & Sullivan
Apoorva has rich experience in Strategy and Insight. She has successfully managed executive programmes such as Key Account Management (KAM), Campaign Management, Sales and Marketing Operations Support, RFP/Bid Management Support, Content management, Proposition Development Support for large Fortune 500 companies.
Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Aroop Zutshi is based in Mountain View California, and sits on the corporate board of Frost & Sullivan Inc. As the Global President & Managing Partner, with over 30 years of experience, he is responsible for the day to day operations and performance of the network of Global offices. Aroop has been involved in developing the growth strategy for the company.
Managing Director & CEO, AT&T Global Network Services India Pvt. Ltd
Arun is a highly experienced business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the Telecoms and IT industry. He has been with AT&T for more than 19 years, and is currently the Managing Director & CEO of AT&T Global Network Services India Pvt. Ltd. His responsibilities include overseeing AT&T’s operations and customer engagements throughout the country. During his tenure, Arun has achieved phenomenal growth in the AT&T customer base in India which has led to a tremendous growth in revenues.
Research Manager - Visionary Science Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Arun Ramesh is a Research Manager with the Visionary Science Practice for Frost & Sullivan’s global business and leads the India GIC team. As Research Manager, he is responsible for team management and delivering consulting projects & reports. He has over 9 years of professional experience, in Business Research, Market Intelligence and Strategy Consulting in Agriculture & Nutrition, Personal care, Chemicals and Pharmaceutical space.
Managing Director, Mistry Ventures
Ashish Iyer is the Managing Director of Mistry Ventures. Mistry Ventures provides seed, early stage and growth capital to startups as well as incubates new ventures. Previously Ashish was a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He worked with clients across the world helping them architect their growth journeys in the private, public and government sectors on issues related to strategy, digital, go to market and organizational effectiveness.
Mr. Azim Premji
Founder Chairman of Wipro Limited
Azim Premji took over the leadership of Wipro in the late 1960’s and has been at its helm, turning what was then a small cooking fat company into close to $ 10 billion revenue group with businesses in IT, Consulting & Outsourcing, Consumer Care, Precision Engineering and Healthcare Systems, with presence in over 60 countries. Mr. Premji has established the Azim Premji Foundation with a donation of $21 billion, which is focused on improving public school education, working directly in 7 states of India which have over 350,000 schools. The Foundation also runs the not-for-profit Azim Premji University, focused on programs in education and related fields of human development. The Foundation supports impactful non-profits working in a few chosen fields, including, improving nutrition, working with the most vulnerable groups, and improving governance, through multiyear financial grants. Mr. Premji is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA.
CEO India, Symphony Ventures India
Symphony Ventures is a leading Intelligent Automation company leveraging Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies to enable Digital Transformation. Symphony has headquarters in the U.K. and offices in the U.S., Poland, Latin America and India and is a Sykes (NASDAQ: SYKE) company. Ganesh is a veteran consulting executive and has led client engagements in various banking, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries over a 20-year career spanning India, the U.S. and Europe.
Serial Entrepreneur, Partner – GrowthStory.in
Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits. His last venture, TutorVista was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM. He was among the top 5 nominees for the Economic Times Entrepreneur of the year 2012 Award. His current venture, Portea Medical, provides technology-led home healthcare to the Indian consumer. He actively mentors, incubates and funds start-ups and is promoter of several Indian consumer Internet and ecommerce companies including Bigbasket.com – India’s largest eGrocery company, Bluestone.com – leading online jewelry company, Avagmah.com – India’s fastest growing online education company, Food tech company, FreshMenu and HomeLane – India’s leading end to end, vertically integrated interior design and manufacturing provider which has delivered more than 1000 projects delivered across the country. In addition, his angel investments include little eye labs (acquired by Facebook in Jan 2014), overcart.com
Executive Director, Head of Mumbai Refinery, Bharat Petroleum
Mr. C.J. Iyer graduated in Chemical Engineering from IIT Varanasi in the year 1983. He has completed his Diploma in Systems Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has worked in various functions in Mumbai Refinery including Process / Project Technology, Process Safety, Energy & Environment, Scheduling & Blending, Quality Assurance & Plant Operations.
Vice President, Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Kaushik Madhavan heads the Automotive and Transportation Practice (A&T) for the MENASA region. He has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, especially in strategic consulting and market research, His expertise lies in competitive intelligence and benchmarking, new market entry and diversification strategies, new business model analysis and evaluation and end consumer analysis of automotive technologies.
Business Head, Visionary Science and BFS (South Asia), Frost & Sullivan
Mukund Devnani is based out of Mumbai and heads the Visionary Science and Business Financial Services practise at Frost & Sullivan South Asia. As Business head, he is responsible for business development and sales, growth initiatives, client and team management. He has over 12 years of experience across strategy, business development and growth consulting.
Director - Vision Alignment and Corporate Strategy, Frost & Sullivan
Neeta is responsible for Vision Alignment & Corporate Strategy, working closely with Frost & Sullivan Global Management for strategic initiatives- Vision Alignment, Communications & Client Development Programs. Managing its flagship event series, The Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) Summit globally; conceptualizing, curating, speaking and event production.
Senior Vice President, Economics & Strategy Research, DBS Bank, Singapore
Radhika Rao is an Economist with the Economics & Strategy Research Department at DBS Bank, Singapore (“DBS”). She joined DBS in February 2013, with over thirteen years of experience in the field of macroeconomics and financial markets research. She maintains keen interest in Asia/ global, economic and market developments, to provide a more holistic point of view to internal and external clients. Her other work experience has been with UBS AG, Forecast Pte Ltd and IDEAglobal, in Singapore.
With DBS, she engages with the bank’s management in Singapore as well as the regional offices to discuss and update on economic developments and opportunities. She actively engages with corporate clients, policymakers, country trade missions and has been invited to share views in external/ internal events. She is a regular contributor of Opinion pieces in leading newspapers and appears actively on TV and print media (India and global).
VP & Chief Architect - Analytics CoE (Big Data), Jio
He is focused on building a state of art big data platform for analytics and machine learning using cutting edge open source and flexible closed source technologies for Jio. His focus is also to build a high powered team which has deep expertise on big data technologies and can deliver products with agility and quality. He is committed to enable business at Jio to make intelligent data driven decisions.
Consultant, Visionary Science Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Satvik is based out of Bangalore and looks after consulting projects in the Foods Industry with special focus on Growth Strategies, Innovation, and Market Intelligence. He has been consulting Global and Regional leaders for Market Entry, Diversification, Product Development and Market Penetration strategies. A Published Innovator and Technologist with over half a Decade of experience in Foods Technology and allied sector, Satvik has 14 patents and 6 trademarks under his belt in areas of Sensory Sciences, Sleep, Mental Health and Cognition, Probiotics etc.
Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Sarwant Singh is Managing Partner and Regional Leader for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region at Frost & Sullivan. In addition to these roles, he is also the company’s Global Head of the Mobility, Aerospace, Defence & Security Practice. He is also the leader and founder of a think tank group within the organisation that works on future Mega Trends.
President, Cisco India and SAARC
Sameer Garde is President of Cisco’s India and SAARC theater. As President, Sameer is responsible for sales, operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances in the theater. Sameer spearheads Cisco’s objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses. Over a career spanning 28 years, Sameer has led several top-performing organizations with an enduring track record across multiple roles and regions. His keen understanding of technology and market opportunities enables him to drive transformation and capture critical market transitions. A proven leader, Sameer has built and managed global and regional businesses in India, Europe, USA and Asia.
Dr. Sheetal Gupta
Deputy Director, FSSAI
Working with FSSAI since July 2016, as Central Licensing Authority Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh. Authorized Officer for import clearance for Mumbai Air Cargo and Mumbai Seaport. Previously, she was working with CFTRI, Mysore as a Scientist and has a vast research experience of more than 10 years. She has published more than 20 research papers in various national and international journals. She has won the Young Scientist Award for Experimental Nutrition at the Annual Conference of Nutrition Society of India in the year 2007.
Program Manager, Frost & Sullivan, Pune
With 11 years of industry expertise in Consulting and advisory services, and research recommendations Mr. Shrinivas Rao, Program manager at Frost & Sullivan has been developing entry strategy and risk analysis for companies in renewable energy industry – Special focus on renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Biomass), energy storage, waste management, energy consumption pattern investigation and subsequent recommendations for sustainability, energy conservation, efficiency improvements & cost reduction measures.
Founder & Managing Partner - Trust Legal
Sudhir Mishra is a climate change lawyer who has started a crusade against the menace of Air pollution in the capital city of New Delhi by filing series of application and petitions, in Delhi High Court for protecting the weaker section of society as well as women and infants from menace of polluted air. His continuing petition is titled as “Sudhir Mishra versus Union of India” case number 2115/2015 is a large Public Interest Litigation which is still under progress in Delhi High Court to promote remarkable action in fight for clean air which is a fundamental human right for every citizen in India.
Founder, Argos Greens LLP
Umang Golechha is a third generation entrepreneur as part of the Kalpataru Group. Graduating from Babson College with speciality in Entrepreneurship and Economics, Umang currently runs two companies, Argos Arkaya – Lighting Solutions company which eventually lead to launch of the second company into precision agriculture called Argos Greens. Argos Greens is about growing the cleanest and freshest produce while conserving natural resources, and delivering direct to our customers.
Industry Analyst – Automotive & Transportation, Frost & Sullivan
Viroop Narla leads the Automotive Business Strategy Team at Frost & Sullivan, that is responsible for research and consulting on business strategy and innovative technologies in the automotive industry. He has almost 10 years of core experience that spans vehicle development, servicing, industry research & consulting, both in technical and commercial roles.