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.
TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
United Grand Lodge of England
Winner – IBM Super Star
Winner - #OpenDataApps Challenge
Winner – Code for Honor competition conducted by Govt. of India
Group Brand Sales Manager
& Agency Lead
Kunik heads the brand and agency relationships for InMobi. He is deft in tapping potential accounts, analysing their requirements, rendering technical guidance to the clients and bagging business orders. In his role at InMobi he has focused on growing Mobile Ad Sales business engaging with brands, agencies, app developers, content players, telecom operators, publishers and marketing professionals. He has an extensive online sales experience of 10 years+ (Mobile and Display advertising) - Agency Sales/Brand Sales.
Co-founder & CEO
Snehal has worked on A.I. based technologies for the last 10 years in the US with Fortune 500 companies like Credit Suisse, RBS, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Gold man Sachs and has tech expertise in Big Data, AI, API, iOSand Android.
He has been consulting for the last 4 and a half years where his primary role is client relationship, project management and implementation, and has delivered successful projects valued at more than $20M.
One of the numerous projects that Snehal has handled was for a global telecom client where machine learning was applied to understand power consumption across network sites in the US, and how to achieve effective sustainability using IOT devices located in these sites.
Snehal has a Masters in Engineering Management, Syracuse University, NY, USA and Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Mumbai University. He is an avid traveler.
Associate Vice President & Head-Mobility
Reverie Language Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Debashis founded the Mobility team within Reverie and innovated the device - language experience for local language users in India and the company's clients in the form of:
Indic Keyboard Swalekh - the keyboard that enables Indians to type in all the 22 official languages of India.
Indic Phonebook - an app that lets users search through their phonebook contacts in 11 Indian languages.
Language Lock screen - an enhanced UI app that facilitates the localisation of mobile contents in the language of users’ choice through a single-swipe lock screen widget.
Debashis leads Mobility solutions as a complete business unit and has over 15 years of experience in various roles - product innovation & development, solutions architecture, business development, sales & marketing, mobility & telecom account management.
As a technology evangelist and a mobile strategist, his objective is to increase the digital footprint of connected users and enable first-time smartphone users to cross the language barrier.
Apart from his charitable work as a Founding Board member of the Joy of Sharing Society, Hyderabad, he also mentors students at an incubator he founded and set up at Loyola Academy, Hyderabad.
Associate Director, Product and Marketing
Anindita heads Product and marketing for GupShup, primarily focusing on product management and product market fit of new products, gupshup.io being one such product. She has donned multiple hats in the organization, be it content writing, communities management, m-commerce or heading a mobile newspaper.
Anindita comes from a sound media background, having handled corporate communications in agencies as well as corporates. She is a post graduate in Mass Communication with specialization in PR and Journalism from Sophia College, Mumbai, India.
Her key focus areas include creation and integration of existing products, continuous industry/market research and in-life performance measurement to determine product demand, positioning and market fit.
Shabir is a young, successful entrepreneur and a professional with an excellent track record in Mobile VAS, mobile media, telecommunications and digital content creation.
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 has 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.
Shabir is also the founder of Fun2shoot as well as, OneDigital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, India’s largest YouTube MCN. He has recently launched OneAxcess, a product under Zenga which will revolutionize digital video industry.
Technology Evangelist & Mobility Business Leader
Transility (division of IMPETUS)
Amitabh has 18+ years of experience in the Mobile domain, having designed some very successful and award-wining mobile products. He has worked in the role of Technology Pre-sales/Practice Head and Account/Delivery Management across Mobile & Telecom industries with a vast exposure in Enterprise Mobility initiatives of big companies, transforming business processes to gamified mobile apps that can change human behavior.
He has built ODMS (On-demand Mobile Services) Platform, InteractEZ (Social Business Interaction Platform) and various other customizeable off-the-shelf Mobility solutions for Healthcare, Field Service Management, Sales CRM and Real Estate. Amitabh has helped Startups by providing end-to-end technology stack to manage their business operations, so that they can focus on their core offerings and grow faster.
Amitabh has spoken at various international forum - CTIA Enterprise 2010, Nokia World 2010, MWC 2011, StarWest 2012, NASSCOM Technology Summit 2012, India Testing Week 2013, Enterprise Mobility & Cloud Summit 2014.
A proven thought leader with 3000+ contributions to Nokia Developer Community since 2009, Amitabh was the Nokia Developer Champion of Champions 2013, Top Contributor of the week on various LinkedIn groups, and selected Thought Leader of the year by Next Gen Testing Community for 2014.
Cloud Technical Evangelist- North & East India
IBM India Pvt Limited
Karan has 9 years of extensive exposure to Presales with e-governance, enterprise initiatives and customers including cloud and data center technologies. Karan has completed 10+ global certifications on different emerging technologies including virtualization, data center, cloud, networking and many more.
Prior to IBM, he was associated with companies like Huawei Telecommunication , NTT Communications, Time Warner (Navisite Inc.) , Allied Digital etc. In his present role, Karan is closely working with startups, young entrepreneurs and academia to evangelize cloud platform including IAAS and PAAS in multiple domains.
Vice President – New Business
Oxigen Services India Private Limited
Gurdeep takes care of new business initiatives for the company. He is a keen enthusiast on Indian start ups space and strongly believes that digital payments is going to play an increasingly critical role in the rapidly evolving start up ecosystem. He has extensive experience across Sales, Marketing, Product and Technology with focus on Financial Services.
He has travelled extensively and has spent a significant portion of his career of 15 years outside India. He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and B. Tech from IIT Madras 2002 batch.
Multi-disciplinary digital executive with progressive experience in driving business innovation, digital strategy, growth & operational efficiency through design thinking, marketing and analytics. Demonstrated leadership in setting up new online businesses, building highly motivated and effective teams, heading digital marketing and steering year on year revenues and profitability.
In his current engagement at BEYONDigital, Abhineet is leading Design Thinking driven Digital Innovation & Transformation for the 2nd largest Cosmetics & Beauty Products Manufacturer in the world (based in New York City). Prior to HCL, he was the Growth Leader and Marketing Head for LimeRoad - one of India’s dominant E-commerce players, where his role included spearheading overall Marketing Budget, User Growth, Monetization and P&L of the company. Earlier, he was heading Digital Marketing at HT Media - India’s 2nd Largest Media House where he helped in setting up online classifieds, leads and content platforms and helping them build as dominant players in their respective category.
Abhineet received his Bachelors’ degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and his MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.
Founder & CEO
Akhil has over 10 years of experience in the technology and marketing space which includes working with some of the biggest names in the telecom and mobile app industry in India.
Studio Mosaic is a full service mobile app studio that offers app development and marketing services to clients across the world. Akhil oversees the business development and app store marketing and consulting practices and regularly consults app entrepreneurs, startups and large enterprises on their app promotion and app store strategies.
RAGHVENDRA SINGH DIKHIT
Technical Thought Leader
Transility (division of IMPETUS)
Raghvendra has hands on experience with enterprise integration solutions, services and products. He has worked with Fortune 500 firms for enterprise solutions (architecture, design, development, quality assurance and deployment).
He has made presentations on the latest technologies and strategies at national and international conferences / forums (i.e. OSI, Unicom, CTIA, MoMo, DAVV etc.).
Raghvendra has to his credit many articles and papers published on the latest technologies and frameworks with acknowledged publishers like OSFY, Quest Journals, IOSR etc.. He is the author of the book ‘Enterprise Mobility Breakthrough’.
Founder & CEO
Pooja recently founded JoGoApp, a gamified one-stop health, fitness app to solve the problem of sedentary lifestyle ailing 80% of the urban population. JoGoApp is using an innovative mix of activity tracking, gamification, rewards, social features & access to health, fitness goods & services to get India to be more active. JoGoApp has been rated Top 5 & Top 10 Startups in India at multiple leading Startup Events in 2016.
Pooja is passionate about doing things that impact lives. Prior to health, Pooja was working on Financial Inclusion & Digital Payments. As part of the early team at Eko she pioneered mobile money & digital payments in India, a decade back. She has cross-functional & multi-domain experience spanning 12 yrs & is a startup enthusiast.
Pooja did her Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics & has recently been rated Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs in India.
VINAY SINGHAL Co-Founder & CEO
Hailing from Nunsar, a small village in Haryana, Vinay’s hunger for excellence made him the first person from his family to pursue engineering. The entrepreneurial bug bit him early in 2010 while he was still pursuing his B.Tech, Computer Science from Chennai. A few failures and a score of learning later WittyFeed.com took shape in September 2014 under the aegis of Vatsana Technologies. Having completed just two years, WittyFeed.com - India's largest & the world's 2nd largest viral content company, is already valued at $30 million.
Vinay, still only 26, has 6+ years of successful experience providing fiscal, strategic and financial leadership in uniquely challenging situations. The Internet media industry has always been his work field. He is an innovative, highly motivated and result-driven leader, focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments.
Vinay believes in affecting positive change in others and the community as a whole. He derives his strength from the people and his team around him. He says. “My journey from 2010 to 2014 was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. What kept me going was – My Team. It still is my propelling force.”
Innovator, Learner, Leader, Start-up guy
Payments, UX. Mobile
Currently head Products at Eko India Financial Services Private Limited, Anupam has been a pioneer in the mobile money space in India. Eko aims to be the de facto digital wallet for people who earn in cash and its technology has moved over $3.5 billion! Their customers can be categorized as the urban poor - drivers, maids, security guards, teachers and even that occasional BPO guy, who need to send money home.
Anupam has been a part of the Eko founding team and has led new products, R&D, UX and technology at Eko. He has mostly focussed on creating innovative fin-tech solutions that would give Eko the cutting edge. Anupam has filed over 10 patents on innovations in payments and authentication technologies.
Most recently, he has been associated with the conceptualization and development of an app called Fundu that turns everyone with a smartphone into a human ATM.
Before Eko, Anupam was one of the Co-founders in a mobile games and applications development company based out of Kerala, which was way ahead of its time. He lead the development on many award winning mobile games including ‘Best of E3’ for a game called Bonk’s Return. Anupam has also developed many innovative mobile apps including India’s first m-learning app and an app for the visually impaired for the erstwhile Reliance telecom network, India.
Founder & CEO
Sandeep is a management and strategy expert. He co-founded Operation ASHA and has led it since 2006. Under his leadership, the population coverage of Operation ASHA has expanded by 500 times in 9 years. He is also an advocate for improved care for public health and specifically TB, for the bottom of the pyramid markets, at the local, state, national and international level.
Before starting Operation ASHA, Sandeep was a member of the Indian Revenue Services (1991 batch). In the IRS, Sandeep played many roles, starting from implementation of excise laws in Mumbai, then tax fraud detection in Mumbai and later in Western India. Then he moved to a policy making position in the Ministry of Finance and played a role in improving India’s export competitiveness. He authored a book on the Drawback Tax Rebate Program in India. Sandeep received many cash awards and commendations for excellent work during his tenure in the Indian Revenue Service.
Sandeep was conferred Public Service Award by the University of Chicago in 2013.
Sandeep has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. He obtained a B.Sc. from Aligarh Muslim University, India.
ValueFirst Digital Media
Reputed and celebrated global leader, mentor, philosopher and a successful entrepreneur bearing a charismatic personality; Vishwadeep has many hats to wear alongside of being the ’Commander of ValueFirst’.
‘Vish’, as he is addressed most fondly, believes in the magic formulae of synergy making sure the vibe of positivity permeates all across the company.
‘Team VF’ continuously rides on his vision and leadership, totally being alive to perform best in tech and living a wave of change in the digital conversational space.
In love with technology and advancement, he aims to make the brand solutions more relative and applicable for the enterprises.
His unit is gripped and delivers high value in return; thus over-arching the essence of ValueFirst’s prime objective of delivering smiles :)
Sr. Manager – Product Marketing
ValueFirst Digital Media
Gaurav leads our absolute star product portfolio: BOTS. A great eye for detail and a healthy critic from design and tech to deliver the best.
With a refined experience of digital goods, he in his avatar flags ValueFirst to race on with the future and this fully integrated world that directs the stage for advanced tech and trends.
A seller by profession and a profound writer by passion, he in his past has steered his journey from selling and marketing IT solutions to delivering guest lectures across colleges around India. Gaurav has a strong inclination towards product, user experience and communication. He has consulted and worked with startups and SMEs globally; added value and emerged as a defined product originator.
Vice President and Founding Member
Manish focuses on Mobile platform operation and Mobile Internet service for India and other emerging markets. He has 10 years of experience in the mobile phone industry and an overall 14 years of experience in the Telecom and IT sector. Manish joined MoMagic after being associated with Aricent Technologies India and prior to this, he was working as a Senior Engineer in MediaTek India.
MoMagic was started by Arun Gupta with an investment from MediaTek in early 2011 and within a few years of its existence the company has created its own space in the Indian VAS industry, with Foxconn coming in as a Strategic investor in 2015.
MoMagic bagged the "Excellence Innovative Mobile VAS Start Up” & "Emerging Mobile India Vas company of the year" award in back to back years.
Annurag is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. Since taking over BW Businessworld 13 months back, Annurag has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities. He has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket.asia, a leading website on digital marketing , www.everythingexperiential.com, India s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. BW smart cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February. Annurag is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively.
Anurag also founded the exchange4media group which includes exchange4media.com – India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine, IMPACT – The Marketing Weekly, Franchisee Plus – Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com/ – leading media industry website in Hindi.
Annurag is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India's leading business schools. He is a first generation entrepreneur.
Senior Director/Zonal Head (North India and Gujarat)
of Business Banking Group
Bipin Kaul is currently serving as a Senior Director/Zonal Head (North India and Gujarat) of Business Banking Group at IDFC Bank. He has a vast experience of over 14 years and expertise in Trade and Retail segments of Banking. He has a Management Degree from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and Bachelor in Economic from Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. He heads the Business Banking group in this region. Prior to joining IDFC bank , Mr. Kaul was the Regional Head for Elite Trade Relationship Group at ICICI Bank.