AYUSH JAIN
CEO
Mindbowser

With 6+ years of experience in web and mobile application development, Ayush can take care of everything mobile from inception to launch. He has been a part of the mobile industry since 2008. He has played a key role in the development of more than 100+ applications launched successfully on the App Store.

He has an MBA degree with a bachelors in Computer Science. Ayush is advisory to certain startups and has been invited to numerous conferences.

BHARAT LINGAM
CEO,
(x)cube LABS

With a decade and half experience of creating world class teams and driving cutting edge products and solutions, Bharath has been on the forefront of mobile innovation. Prior to [x]cube, he completed a distinguished stint at Mahindra Satyam, where besides being on the Shadow Board advising senior management on strategic and operational initiatives, he also led strategy, marketing and sales initiatives for the Travel, Logistics and other markets.

As a key evangelist of technology innovation and Renaissance Enterprise, Bharath has been invited to speak at various events including:

  • NASSCOM Product Conclave 2015: Moderated a session on IOT "How to ride the opportunity wave".
  • NASSCOM Product Conclave 2013 : Idea to 1 million downloads
  • Mobile Applications Conference India 2013, a keynote on "Opportunities for Innovation in the Enterprise, Leveraging Mobile".

GIRISH TRIVEDI
Co-Founder & Director
Monk Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Girish is Co-founder and Director with Monk Consulting and is responsible for building the firm’s presence in the region. Prior to his current role, he was Director –Asia Pacific with Pyramid Consulting and before that Head ICT Consulting Practice with Frost & Sullivan across MENASA (South Asia Middle East North Africa region).

Girish has been associated with business planning, research and consulting across communications vertical for 16 years. He has been involved with numerous proprietary engagements in India, and Asia Pacific with leading companies. He has been able to acquire international experience of working on Consulting engagements in Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa, UK and North America.

He has also worked with leading telecom companies and consulting companies (Bharti Airtel, Gartner, Hughes Tele.com, Analysys Mason, Netdecisions) across strategy and planning functions.

Girish is a regular speaker at various forums and conferences including CEO and CIO conclaves and has received acclaim for his research through Papers (CII, Stanford Technology Ventures, ASSOCHAM etc.), Industry reports (as an Analyst with Gartner, Frost etc.), articles and quotes published in leading industry associations publications and business newspapers such as Financial Times, Economic Times, Voice and Data and other leading international publications like New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC TV18, NDTV PROFIT, CommsMEA, Business Standard and LiveMint.

Girish is also a certified Six Sigma Professional from IIT Delhi and has undergone a one year certificate program in Leadership and Management from IIM Calcutta.

MUDIT SETH
Co-Founder & CMO
SilverPush

Mudit is the Co-Founder and CMO of SilverPush, a cross-device mobile advertising platform.

Mudit has previously worked at AdGlobal360, Wildnet Technologies and Tyroo Media before starting SilverPush. He also founded Wiseassist Technologies in which he built a product called Wisetouch, which provided a centralised platform for serving advertisements to outdoor media screens and tablets.

He is a digital evangelist and regularly participates in various digital events in India.

SAJU ABRAHAM
Senior Product Manager
YO!

Saju is the product owner for YO! - a new mobile application that allows users to share and discover content nearby, even without the internet. He is a seasoned ‘all-rounder’ of sorts with more than 15 years of experience in the mobile and wireless industry spanning product management and development. He also has vast global experience, working closely with teams and customers across North America, Latin America, West Europe, and South Asia.

As the product owner for YO!, he owns the product strategy, roadmap and communication plan while executing on the development of new capabilities. He collaborates closely with engineering, marketing, design and content teams to continuously execute and deliver enhanced YO! capabilities to the market.

Saju has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

EDVIN K. VARGHESE
Founder & CEO
Appface Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Co-Founder, Mandi Trades

Prior to starting his own venture in 2011, Edvin held senior management positions in IBM Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Wipro InfoTech for about 20 years. Edvin is a BTech (Computer Science) from R V College of Engineering, Bangalore. He enjoys reading history, listening to audible.com, playing tennis and mentoring youngsters to succeed.

Memberships:

  • Toastmasters Club
  • TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
  • United Grand Lodge of England

Awards:

  • Winner – IBM Super Star
  • Winner - #OpenDataApps Challenge
  • Winner – Code for Honor competition conducted by Govt. of India ( http://data.gov.in/sites/default/files/MandiTrades.pdf )
  • Finalist – mBillionth Awards (http://mbillionth.in/m-agriculture-ecology-2015/)

VENKATESH C.R.
Managing Director & CEO,
Dot Com Infoway / Galatta Media & Co-Founder, Magzter Inc.

A young veteran in the Indian IT circle, Venkatesh holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. Venkatesh did his schooling in Vikaasa School, Madurai where he was an arduous student in academics and other kinds of extra-curricular activities. Venkatesh C.R. leads by example and believes that, with sincere and relentless hard work, "Everything is possible, especially the impossible".

ASHAY PADWAL
Co-Founder & CTO,
Vserv

Ashay Padwal is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Vserv and spearheads the technology and product development function of the business. An expert in open source technologies, Ashay has been at the helm of many initiatives at enterprises such as Yahoo! and People Infocom (Mauj) where he was responsible for project management, product development and technology functions, including games development and managing a talent pool of more than 100 employees.

In his career spanning over a decade, Ashay has been instrumental in building and deploying complex and varied projects in the internet and wireless space. He has actively been involved in strategy, conceptualizations, team building, hands on implementation and operations of technology initiatives. Prior to Vserv, Ashay was the Vice President – Technology at Mauj Mobile, managing technology and content operations. He also headed the App studio where he helped develop 300+ games and applications within a short span of three years. He was also Director at eMediCare Services Pvt Ltd, a company that deploys technology to enable doctors provide a better service to healthcare seekers. During his stint with Yahoo! India, as a software engineer focusing on wireless projects, Ashay was also involved in evolving existing products to increase usage and revenues as well as conceptualization of new products. He started his career with Mega E Services, being the first technical employee of the start-up company whose focus was on providing technical solutions to web portals.

Ashay is a Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Mumbai.

VAIBHAV ODHEKAR
Co-Founder & CEO,
POKKT

Vaibhav is the co-founder and COO for POKKT, a mobile only video advertising platform. He leads the advertising and monetizataion piece for POKKT. Vaibhav has varied experience in banking, digital payments, advertising and online gaming industry. Prior to POKKT, he was part of the founding team of Zapak.com.

He is a B Tech in Electrical Engineering and MBA from IIM – Lucknow.

JAIVIR NAGI
Head - Online Partnerships Group
Google

Jaivir manages the Online Partnerships business for Google India. In this role, he leads the publisher monetization products including Adsense, Admob and the DoubleClick suite.

Jaivir has spent over 5 years at Google in various roles. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for conceptualizing, launching and managing the 10,000 Start-ups program at NASSCOM, in partnership with various technology leaders including Microsoft, Versign, Intel among others.

Prior to Google, Jaivir spent about 8+ years in the banking sector with the longest stint of 6years at Citibank. In his last role at Citi, he led a consumer banking vertical for the state of Andhra Pradesh. Jaivir also spent a year as an entrepreneur in a manufacturing set-up before joining Google.

Sandeep Ladda
Partner
India Technology Leader
PwC

Sandeep Ladda is a Partner and National Leader of the Technology Sector (which includes eCommerce sector) practice at PwC India. He is also part of PwC Global's Technology, InfoComm and E&M Leadership Team.

Sandeep has been with PwC for over 9 years and has more than 18 years of experience in assisting various multi-national companies across sectors in setting up their Indian Operations while advising them on Tax and Regulatory implications including foreign direct investment structuring, tax efficient funding mechanism, business and financial restructuring, strategic advice in litigation matters, structuring joint venture arrangements and advising on tax risk mitigation strategies, resolving major Tax disputes with the tax authorities, etc.

He has created thought leadership reports for PwC India in Technology, eCommerce and other sectors. Sandeep was recently ranked as the Number 1 Global Spokesperson within the entire PwC Network on a Global basis for the Technology InfoComm and E&M sectors for 2nd Quarter as well as for 4th Quarter of 2014. He also writes articles on topics across Tax, Technology, Mobility and eCommerce and is often quoted in leading business newspapers such as Economic Times, Financial Express, Business Standard, Mint, DataQuest and Bloomberg. A prolific speaker, Sandeep frequently appears on television and other media, and has provided motivational speeches to students pursuing higher career opportunities.

Rahul N. Bhardwaj
Co-Founder & COO
Junglee Games

Rahul N. Bhardwaj is Co-Founder and COO at Junglee Games, focused on Casino & Casual mobile Gaming for India.

Junglee Games has seen tremendous success in three years, with millions of users across 9 games on Web and Mobile, including the largest Cricket game on Facebook (Howzat) & top grossing Mobile and Web games, Junglee Teenpatti and Junglee Rummy.

Prior to Junglee Games, Rahul was the Co-Founder and Product Mango at TwoMangoes.com, a leading dating site for South Asians, and Vayyoo, a web to mobile solutions company, both of which he successfully exited.

An entrepreneur and product engineer, Rahul is an active investor and advisor to companies. His other achievements include - leading Fortune 50 Enterprise divisions with global SaaS solutions, bringing Canada's first Microsoft Innovation Center to life, and winning Microsoft Product awards judged by Bill Gates.

When not working on and advising startups, he guest lectures on Entrepreneurship, Product Development and blogs @http://blog.meetgrape.com

Harshit Agarwal
Co-Founder & CEO
Appknox

Harshit is the Co-Founder and CEO of Appknox and has over 3 years of varied startup experiences across different verticals like e-commerce, logistics and now B2B space. Although he is a software engineer by education, he is a true sales person by heart.

Harshit is a known face in the startup space and is often found at startup events across India. He is also one of the early members and moderators of India’s largest startup group called Bangalore Startups.

Manbir Singh
Country Manager, India
CAKE

2 yrs. of work experience in Digital (Mobile) Businesses.

Manbir is the Country Manager for CAKE Marketing in India. He is responsible for the entire marketing, business revenue and client relations with complete focus on the rapidly growing Indian market.

Manbir comes to CAKE with a vast knowledge in the performance marketing space as well as experience with the CAKE platform.

He previously held the role of Team Leader at Tyroo-SVG Media Pvt. Ltd. where he spearheaded all logistics, campaign delivery and key affiliate relations for their entire mobile performance division. Manbir helped the company to come up as a leading player in the Indian Mobile Performance Business.

  • Handled campaigns, User acquisition, LTV for varied clients ranging from Ecomm., Recharge, Travel, Payment etc., majorly on their Mobile apps.
  • Ensured 6-8 times revenue growth.
  • Mapping the advertisers eco-system, Providing solutions to clients (direct clients and their agencies) based on their objectives.
  • Developed strategies for Affiliates / Ad-Networks / APP Developers across the globe for different campaigns such as App Downloads, Lead Gen, and other transaction-based

Manbir did his Masters in Marketing and Sales from Amity Business School, Noida wherein he also did a 3 months project with NourishCo Beverages (PepsiCo – Tata JV), working on the Digital Activation for two newly launched brands, Tata Water Plus and Tata Gluco Plus, currently operational in the South India Markets.

Recently, Manbir was a speaker at GMASA, May 2015, Chennai. Topic "Mobile analytics: What can be measured and what cannot".

RAVI DATANWALA
Co-Founder & CRO
Semusi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Ravi is the Co-Founder and CRO at Semusi Technologies Pvt Ltd, which brings you //appice.io. AppICE is focused on helping appreneurs manage the customer lifecycle on all stages including Acquisition, Engagement and UnInstalls backed by a real-time contextual engine.

Prior to //appice.io, Ravi was VP - Sales at WebEngage.com where he grew revenues 7x in 18 months. Ravi has a diverse background spanning Enterprise Software and Consumer businesses having worked with Microsoft, Quest Software and NIIT Limited in various roles as well as having founded Eazy2Pay.com (India's first credit card payment gateway in 2000 which he exited from in 2009).

Ravi loves to solve business problems using technology. If and when he gets free time, he loves to help other startups.

Shabir Momin
Co-Founder, MD & CTO
Zenga Group

Shabir Momin is one of the founders as well as the MD & CTO of the Zenga group of companies. He is a young, successful entrepreneur and a professional with an excellent track record in Mobile VAS, mobile media and telecommunications.

In the past, he has been the Asia Head for a technology innovation company called Picsel Technologies (UK) and Sentac Inc. (USA). He has also been CEO Asia for I-Connect Inc., a U.S. based MNC, an operation comprising more than 9000 seats working out of the Asia Pacific region. He carries with him a vast experience in software development and networks as well. At 21, Shabir was the youngest CTO in the Asia Pacific region for a US based MNC pioneering in the CRM business and ranked 2nd in the world after Seibel.

He has designed, deployed and managed many high-end data centers in India. He has successfully strategized the entry/ launch of new technologies not only in the Indian market but also around the world. Having held several top management positions, he is a dynamic individual who specializes in taking a product, technology or concept to a new market in the most innovative way and ensured its success.

Rajat Gupta
Head – User Acquisition & Gaming Division
LINE India

Rajat Gupta is a techpreneur with a strong expertise in media and technology. He is been associated with LINE for close to 2 years now and heads the User Acquisition and Gaming division at LINE India. In the past, he was engaged in consultative media sales for around 9 years. He is also the co-founder of two companies in mobile marketing space and has been able to raise funds from HNI, angel investors.

He strongly believes that congruence of media and technology can solve big problems of emerging economies.

He holds a B.Tech (CSE) from IIIT Hyderabad. He has published research papers in the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining and IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing.

Sandeep Goyal
Chairman
Mogae Media

Sandeep Goyal (52) is the Chairman of Mogae Media. He was Founder Chairman & former JV partner of Dentsu India.

Dentsu Inc. of Japan (USD 28 billion in annual billings) is the world’s largest advertising agency, and the Indian joint-venture crossed Rs. 1200 crores in capitalized billings under Sandeep’s stewardship. Sandeep sold his 26% stake in the India JV in Jan 2011.

A well-known name in the world of media & communication, Sandeep has been in advertising for over 25 years. He has worked at JWT, Grey, Mudra and at Rediffusion DY&R where he was President from 1997 to 2001. Sandeep was also Group CEO of the Zee Group in 2001-2. In 2009, Goyal also launched www.lastminuteinventory.com, the world’s first online media trading exchange, in partnership with Dentsu, Star TV, Zee Group & TOI Group. Sandeep partnered with Astro of Malaysia to set up Mogae Digital in 2009. Today, this entity is the biggest creator of original IP in momics (mobile comics) and mobile greetings in India. In 2008, Sandeep partnered The Times of India Group, in a 50:50 JV, to create The Indian Fantasy League, India’s first, and largest, fantasy gaming site for cricket & other sports.

In 2012, Sandeep launched Mogae Media. This company, which is the sole selling agent for Airtel for mobile advertising, is today a market leader in this domain. Last year Mogae Media raised USD 20 million in private equity.

Sandeep has been on the governing bodies of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), Media Research Users Council (MRUC) over the years. The first Indian on the global jury of the Emmy Awards (2002), Sandeep has served on many ad juries nationally and internationally.

Sandeep wrote ‘The Dum Dum Bullet’, a bestseller on the business of advertising in 2004. The book was published by Penguin. A sequel, ‘KONJO –The Fighting Spirit’, was unveiled in 2014. The book has been published by Harper Collins.

Sandeep is also a partner in FoodFood, India’s first 24X7 food TV channel, with celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor.

An MBA (FMS Delhi ’84), Sandeep is an Honors graduate in English literature (gold medalist) from Punjab University. Sandeep joined the exclusive 3-year OPM program at the Harvard Business School, graduating in Oct 2010. Sandeep is currently pursuing his PhD at FMS.

Sandeep is an avid art collector. He has today possibly one of India’s largest collections of contemporary Indian studio pottery. He also has an eclectic collection of antique Toby mugs, rarely seen in these parts.

Married to Tanya(also an MBA), he has a teenaged daughter. The Goyals live in Mumbai.

Irfan B Shah
City Leader NCR
Cloud Ecosystem Development, IBM

Irfan is the business leader for IBM Cloud Ecosystem for Delhi.NCR; leads the team of Tech Evangelists, Business Development Reps, Community leads who are responsible for driving adoption of IBM Cloud platforms like #Bluemix and #Softlayer amongst the Cloud developers, Enterprise developers and startup communities in the national capital region.

Irfan is responsible for devising and executing programs to win the hearts and minds of developers within Gurgaon, Delhi and Noida.

Irfan is keen to drive deeper partnerships with Startups, Accelerators, Incubators, Investor communities, VC, Angels, Academia, Developer communities, Influencers, Local Govt. leaders, as part of IBM’s Digital Cities strategy.

Irfan leads the team that work with the Ecosystem to drive adoption of #Bluemix and #Softlayer across communities.

Prior to this Irfan was responsible for scaling the IBM Software Ecosystem for North & East India through developers, Students, IT Pros, Start-up entrepreneurs, Academia, ISV’s and SI.

Irfan has been with IBM India for 8 plus years in two stints. Irfan has 19 years of rich IT Industry experience and has worked for cos. such ADSL, Apara and IBM.

Irfan lives with his wife, two kids in Delhi, India.

Thejaswini Ramachandra
Sr. Product Manager
IBM India Pvt Ltd

Thejaswini Ramachandra is currently Sr Product Manager for the IBM mobile first platform foundation. IBM Mobile first platform enables you to build, enhance and continuously deliver mobile apps efficiently and effectively . Thejaswini has 15 years + of experience having done multiple technology leadership roles in IBM software labs and IBM research and has spent the last 5 years working on helping build a cutting edge mobility platform from IBM.

Siddhartha Chandurkar
CEO & Founder
ShepHertz

Siddhartha Chandurkar is the CEO & Founder of ShepHertz - A complete cloud system for Apps and Games. He has been a frequent speaker and blogger on Entrepreneurship and Technology. Earlier he has made multiple contributions in public forums i.e. Open Source contributions and participation in international workgroups/communities e.g. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Working Group 42 . Siddhartha has previously worked at Ericsson, Wipro and has consulted for multiple Tier 1 & 2 global organizations .

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