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Thursday, March 3
 

10:00am IST

Design Thinking for 10x growth
Innovation is not restricted to just designing better products or services, but also in designing business models and GTM strategies. In fact, Design Thinking is a critical technique applied to design better outcomes for all stakeholders of your business. For this, it has to permeate to the organizational subconscious connecting everyone to appreciate the concept of Design Thinking and the importance of developing the mindset. This also translates to the fact that you need multiple people to participate. So, what steps should you take to achieve this?

In terms of seeing growth in any organization, the conversation revolves around past growth figures and a visualization of the future, with the parameters staunchly around Finance. Is this the only way? Are there other equal, if not more important, parameters that play a vital role in driving the growth story to consider?

In this session, Arun Jain, Chairman & Managing Director, Intellect Design Arena Ltd, will take you through an interesting journey of how to leverage Design Thinking to explore hidden opportunities and unlock untapped potential of your organization so you can grow exponentially.

Moderators
avatar for Sriram Subramanya

Sriram Subramanya

Founder, MD & CEO, Integra Software
Sriram Subramanya is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of Integra Software Services Private Limited (www.integranxt.com) headquartered in Pondicherry.The Company has grown from 5 employees to 2400 plus employees, with offices in 4 cities across 3 countries today. Integra, a leading digital solutions organization with delivery centers in India, UK & US, offers Content Solutions, Digital Content Solutions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arun Jain

Arun Jain

Chairman & MD, Founder - Polaris Group & School of Design Thinking, Intellect Design Arena Ltd
Arun Jain is the Founder of Polaris Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Intellect Design Arena Limited, the world’s first full-spectrum Fintech Products Company. Intellect powers over 240 leading Global Banks and Financial Institutions.Arun got his inspiration from Jamsetji... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am IST
Main Hall

11:40am IST

Opportunities in 5G
A brief POV around implication and possible use cases of 5G for SMEs.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mike Short

Dr. Mike Short

5G Evangelist & Scientific Advisor, Government of United Kingdom
Dr Mike Short CBE, after 30 years in telecommunications with Telefonica, joined the Department for International Trade as the department’s first Chief Scientific Adviser in December 2017.Mike leads the science and engineering profession in the department and ensures its policy is... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:40am - 11:55am IST
Main Hall

12:00pm IST

Pivot to Growth
This workshop would look to tackle the following themes:
- Adapting to evolving business paradigms in the changing world through hybrid business models
- Pivoting to growth frameworks that help in re-imagining the business and help with value-based messaging and targeting.
- Critical role of building robust and automated processes and policies for organisational growth

Moderators
avatar for Sameer Jain

Sameer Jain

Founder & CEO, Net Solutions
Sameer Jain is the Founder & CEO of Net Solutions, a company that builds omnichannel digital experiences by converging technologies like Web, Mobile, Social, Cloud and IoT. Net Solutions works with startups and enterprise clients globally and is recognized as one of the top technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Srikanth Velamakanni

Srikanth Velamakanni

Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics
Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive and Executive Vice Chairman of Fractal. Fractal is a leading player in the artificial intelligence and enterprise decision making space. Fractal serves more than 100 Fortune 500 companies with its AI, data and analytics driven business strategies. Under his leadership, Fractal has also developed several product lines... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm IST
Main Hall

2:00pm IST

Opening Session & Context Setting
Speakers
avatar for Debjani Ghosh

Debjani Ghosh

President, NASSCOM
Debjani Ghosh is the President of the National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) since April 2018. A veteran of the technology industry, she is the fifth president of NASSCOM and the first women at the helm in three-decade history.She is a firm believer in... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:00pm - 2:20pm IST
Main Hall

2:20pm IST

Reimagine Business and Resolve for a New Thriving Future
This session would look to explore the opportunities that MSMEs can take advantage of as they look to drive business growth in an ever evolving local and global economy.

Moderators
avatar for Sameer Jain

Sameer Jain

Founder & CEO, Net Solutions
Sameer Jain is the Founder & CEO of Net Solutions, a company that builds omnichannel digital experiences by converging technologies like Web, Mobile, Social, Cloud and IoT. Net Solutions works with startups and enterprise clients globally and is recognized as one of the top technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rekha Menon

Rekha Menon

Chairperson & Senior MD, Accenture India
Rekha M. Menon is the Chairperson and Senior Managing Director at Accenture in India. She is a leading industry voice on advanced technology led innovation and socio-economic progress. Rekha is the Chairperson of NASSCOM, and a member of the National Council of CII, and USIBC’s... Read More →
avatar for Krishnan Ramanujam

Krishnan Ramanujam

President, Service Lines, Tata Consultancy Services
As President of TCS’ Service Lines, Krishnan leads Consulting and Service Integration, Cognitive Business Operations and Digital Transformation Services globally.Krishnan drives forward the vision, direction and go-to-market strategy for TCS’ Services organization. In addition... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:20pm - 2:50pm IST
Main Hall

2:50pm IST

Importance of SMEs in Economic Growth
Speakers
avatar for Hitendra Dave

Hitendra Dave

CEO, HSBC India
Hitendra Dave has been appointed as the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer for HSBC India, effective from 7 June 2021.Prior to taking on this role, Hitendra Dave (known widely by his last name, Dave) was the Head of Global Banking & Markets where his span of responsibilities... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:50pm - 3:10pm IST
Main Hall

3:15pm IST

Building Future-Ready Businesses
The need to adapt in response to ever-changing market trends has been a business imperative for some time. But after surviving a two-year-long pandemic, leaders have realized that their organizations were prepared for a world that’s quickly disappearing. At the same time, they recognize that the pandemic has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvent from the ground up. During this fireside chat, Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India & SAARC, and Sameer Jain, Chair, NASSCOM SME Council & Founder & CEO, Net Solutions, delve into how leaders can make the most of this opportunity and what it takes to build future-ready businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Sameer Jain

Sameer Jain

Founder & CEO, Net Solutions
Sameer Jain is the Founder & CEO of Net Solutions, a company that builds omnichannel digital experiences by converging technologies like Web, Mobile, Social, Cloud and IoT. Net Solutions works with startups and enterprise clients globally and is recognized as one of the top technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daisy Chittilapilly

Daisy Chittilapilly

President, Cisco India & SAARC
Daisy Chittilapilly is President of Cisco's India and SAARC theatre. As President, Daisy is responsible for strategy and sales, operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region.With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years of leadership... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 3:35pm IST
Main Hall

3:35pm IST

The Road to a Unicorn
This session would provide MSMEs with the perspective on valuation growth with a specific focus on:
- Key business and operations drivers
- Identifying scalable business models
- Structuring your organsation to extract value
- What investors look for?

Moderators
avatar for Shilpa Sharma

Shilpa Sharma

Co-Founder, Jaypore
Shilpa has spent over two decades in the textile, craft and lifestyle retail space. After a 12 years innings with Fabindia, building their growth story, she quit in 2010, to live her entrepreneurial dreams and co-founded Jaypore, India’s first online retail portal for exquisite... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yashish Dahiya

Yashish Dahiya

Co-Founder & CEO, PB Fintech Limited
Yashish Dahiya is the Chairman & CEO, PB Fintech. He started Policybazaar.com in 2008 with a strong belief that customers in India need more financial cover for death, disease, and disability and the long-term profitability of the insurance industry depends upon how well the industry... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:35pm - 4:05pm IST
Main Hall

4:05pm IST

Selling in Turbulent Times
With sudden disruption in modes of interaction with end customers and the ecosystem at large, companies are having to relook at sales and revenue strategies. The session would look to discuss business and technology strategies that can be adopted.

Moderators
avatar for Suhasini Kirloskar

Suhasini Kirloskar

CEO, MarketAxis Consulting
Suhasini is an entrepreneur and co-founder of MarketAxis Consulting, which provides Strategic Marketing, execution support, and training to B2B brands. Until December 2015, Suhasini worked as Chief of Marketing at GS Lab, an IT product development company. Prior to this, she was with the UK Trade & Investment as Director, British Trade Office, Pune, p... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sameer Joshi

Sameer Joshi

Head of Strategy & Digital Transformation, Manufacturing BU, NTT Data
Sameer Joshi currently works as Manufacturing BU Strategy and Industry Solutions head in India. He comes with an entrepreneurial background having over two decades of experience in Global Strategy, Sales & Marketing, and Digital led Business transformation across diverse industry... Read More →
avatar for Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Author 'Small is Big' & 'The Ultimate Sales Accelerator'
An IIT—IIM alumnus, Amit has coined the term Salespreneur®, created a sales strategy Use Case Selling® and has professional selling experience in twenty three countries across bootstrapped, Series A, B, C and D start-ups.  Amit aims to harness and evangelize four life skills... Read More →
avatar for Anindya Chaudhuri

Anindya Chaudhuri

Senior Partner, EMEA, IBM Consulting
Anindya or Andy as he is known, has over 22 years of global experience in enabling corporations adopt technology to transform their businesses & operations. Born & brought up in Bangalore, he has lived and worked across multiple geographies including ANZ, Singapore, US and currently... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:05pm - 4:50pm IST
Main Hall

4:30pm IST

Talent Needs & the Skilling Imperative for SMEs
The current talent challenges, Projected Areas / Skills needed, how to address these challenges of talent acquisition and retention (by skilling, up-skilling ), what we at NASSCOM – as SSC NASSCOM and SME Council are doing to address this.

Moderators
avatar for Maulik Bhansali

Maulik Bhansali

Executive Director & CEO, Netweb Solutions
Mr. Maulik Bhansali is Co-Founder and CEO of NetWeb Software (www.netweb.biz). NetWeb Software is a leading software company located in India, US and UK catering to businesses globally for innovate software solutions and services.He is NASSCOM’s National SME Council Member ( www.nasscom.in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Navanit Samaiyar

Navanit Samaiyar

Head, FutureSkills Growth and Learner Success,, NASSCOM FutureSkills
30+ yrs experience spanning Top Global MNCs/ Indian Blue chips/ Govt bodies and Start ups. Significant time with Tatas/ IBM/ GE apart from various entrepreneurial ventures. Has a Proven track record of Setting up, Scaling and Transforming businesses Agnostic of Industry. Outside in... Read More →
avatar for Pawan Kumar Bhageria

Pawan Kumar Bhageria

President-Global HR, IT, Admin & Education, Tata Technologies
Automotive & IT Business Leader, Board Member@ TATA HAL, Adjunct Faculty@ BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, India, Advisor to Education Institute Boards, Speaker / Panelist at CII / NASSCOM events and conferences.Pawan brings more than 38+ years of experience in automotive, manufacturing and IT... Read More →
avatar for Dr Rima Ghose Chowdhury

Dr Rima Ghose Chowdhury

Executive Vice President & CHRO, Datamatics Global Services Limited
As EVP and CHRO, Dr Rima Ghose Chowdhury leads Datamatics HR functions globally, with operations in the US, India, Middle East, Europe, and the Philippines.A seasoned HR leader and practitioner with over two decades of experience in Corporate and Academia, Dr. Rima has been instrumental... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:30pm - 5:15pm IST
Screen 2

4:50pm IST

Growth Enablers of the Future
This session would look to explore business, people and technology strategies that would enable MSMEs to grow their business.



Moderators
avatar for Srikanth Srinivasan

Srikanth Srinivasan

Vice President & Head - Membership & Outreach, NASSCOM
Results oriented marketing professional with 25 + years of rich experience and quantifiable achievements in strategic planning and business development in multiple industries – Information Technology, Telecom, eCommerce and Industrial Automation & Packaging SolutionsTrack record... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mahadevan Gopalkrishnan

Mahadevan Gopalkrishnan

Market Development Director- SAMENA, Payoneer
Mahadevan comes with over 12 years of rich experience across Category Management, SaaS sales, Online Business Development, Sales and Distribution, Branded Retail Merchandising/Operations and Key Account Management with Organized Trade. In his current role, Mahadevan leads Payoneer’s... Read More →
avatar for Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar

Leader- Client Solutions, Dell Technologies
Client Solutions Group. Associated with Dell for ~14 years under various roles & responsibilities.Past 6 years, have undertaken key responsibilities on Product lifecycle management, Product Marketing & most importantly to evangelize ‘Workforce Transformation’ & ‘Work from Anywhere... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:50pm - 5:20pm IST
Main Hall

5:15pm IST

Mentoring Lessons from NASSCOM SME Council's Disha Program
Moderators
avatar for Avinash Sethi

Avinash Sethi

Co-Founder & CFO, Infobeans Technologies
As a first-generation serial entrepreneur, Avinash Sethi has co-founded and grew four technology startups so far in the software vertical. It excites him to face the challenge of scaling up his ventures by constantly offering world class products and services in a globally competitive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harish Mehta

Harish Mehta

Founder & Executive Chairman, Onward Technologies Ltd
Harish S. Mehta is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Onward Technologies Ltd. He is the founding member and the first elected Chairman (then President) of NASSCOM, a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.He als... Read More →
avatar for Ashank Desai

Ashank Desai

Founder & Fmr. Chairman, Mastek
Ashank Desai is the Principal Founder and Former Chairman of Mastek and has more than 4 decades of rich and diverse experience in IT industry. Mr. Desai having held the position of Chairman & Managing Director of Mastek earlier and currently serving as the Vice - Chairman & Managing... Read More →
avatar for Sudheer Devulapally

Sudheer Devulapally

Director, Skilliantech India Private Limited
Sudheer Devulapally is the Founder and Managing Director of Skilliantech, trading as SkillRecruit, which has been awarded "Company of the year 2021" by Entrepreneur Insights. He has been in the IT industry for 26 years; worked with NTPC, LTI and Wipro; serving clients like Volvo... Read More →
avatar for Kunal Gursahani

Kunal Gursahani

CEO, Alpha Plus Technologies Pvt Ltd
Mr. Kunal Gursahani is an ambitious, strategy-oriented, incisive Business Leader and a Gen-II Entrepreneur with a particular enthusiasm for Expansion, Turnaround & Change Management in Business! Having firmly transitioned his family IT Software enterprise (Alpha Plus Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Swapna Surepalli

Swapna Surepalli

Director-Operations, Skilliantech India Private Limited
Swapna Surepalli is the Co-founder and Director of Operations at Skilliantech, trading as SkillRecruit, which has been awarded "Company of the year 2021" by Entrepreneur Insights. She lived in the UK for 9 years and she worked as a Finance Officer at Birmingham City Council. She takes... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 5:15pm - 6:15pm IST
Screen 2

5:25pm IST

Innovation Strategies for Breakthrough Growth
The session would look to talk about the following aspects of innovation:
- Global references and case studies of innovative business models
- Setting up for innovation : Importance of embibing innovative culture

Moderators
avatar for Avnish Sabharwal

Avnish Sabharwal

Managing Director, Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation
Avnish is an innovator, disruptor, strategist and a technology evangelist with more than 30 years extensive experience and track record around Advisory, Innovation, Digital Transformation, Corporate Strategy, and Leadership Development for Top 500 Fortune clients in both mature and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Amla

Ismail Amla

Executive Vice President Professional Services, NCR Corporation
Ismail serves as the Executive Vice President responsible for the strategic direction and execution of NCR’s Global Professional Services business. His team is made up of a global network of NCR technologists who deliver Technology Strategy Consulting for the Banking, Retail and... Read More →
avatar for Vered Mivtzari

Vered Mivtzari

Strategic Countries Director, Emerging Markets, Start-Up Nation Central
Vered Mivtzari has been a Director for Emerging Market at Start-Up Nation Central since July 2017. Ms. Mivtzari works with partners (typically companies, corporates, investors, and NGOs) to match them with Israeli innovators who can best answer these needs to build a sturdy business... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 5:25pm - 5:55pm IST
Main Hall

5:55pm IST

Launch of NASSCOM AI-as-a-Service Report
Moderators
avatar for Namita Jain

Namita Jain

Deputy Director, Digital Transformation Practice, NASSCOM
Namita drives the digital transformation research agenda at NASSCOM Insights, where she works on digital technologies and their adoption by end user sectors in India. She has 13 years of strategic research and consulting experience, having worked with Gartner and Deloitte, prior to... Read More →

Thursday March 3, 2022 5:55pm - 6:05pm IST
Main Hall

6:05pm IST

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going: Lessons on Perseverance & Resilience
Moderators
avatar for Keshav R Murugesh

Keshav R Murugesh

Group CEO, WNS Global Services
He has been named as one of the ‘Most Influential Business Leaders of Asia’ by The Economic Times and ‘India’s Disruptor of the Year’ by CNBC Asia in recent years.'Turnaround Turk’ is the moniker bestowed on him by the media as evidenced by his ability to steer organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Abhinav A. Bindra

Abhinav A. Bindra

Founder & VC, Abhinav Bindra Foundation
Abhinav A. Bindra is the first Indian to win an individual Olympic Gold (Beijing, 2008). In total, he won over 150 individual medals in a career that lasted over twenty years. Recipient of the Arjuna Award and the youngest recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Mr. Bindra... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 6:05pm - 6:35pm IST
Main Hall

6:35pm IST

In Closing & Announcement of Quiz Winners (Day 1)
Speakers
avatar for Sanjoy Chatterjee

Sanjoy Chatterjee

Co-Founder & CTO, Ideation Technology Solutions
An engineer with experiences from Tata Motors and Tata Technologies, Sanjoy started his entrepreneurial journey 15 years ago, founding Ideation Technology Solutions, Ideal Analytics Solutions, Entiovi Technologies and start-ups in the areas of Healthcare Genomics and Environment... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 6:35pm - 6:45pm IST
Main Hall
 
Friday, March 4
 

10:00am IST

Scaling Up
This session would provide MSMEs at the growth phase of their trajectory with strategies for scaling their business:
-Setting up for scale
- the importance of business partnerships
- case studies and examples

Moderators
avatar for Arun Patnaik

Arun Patnaik

AABSyS IT, Co-founder, CEO & Director
CEO of AABSyS IT:Our mission is to constantly evolve, innovate & progress to solve the challenges of today & future in the Geospatial technology space. AABSyS IT is an end to end GIS, CAD & IT services company supporting global conglomerates in the Utility, Navigation, Telecom, Engineering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Subroto Bagchi

Subroto Bagchi

Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority
Subroto Bagchi is Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority. His present charter is to create employable skills for 1.5 million youth by 2024, mostly school dropouts. This is a full-time assignment, in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. For his services to the State, he takes a... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am IST
Main Hall

11:40am IST

12:00pm IST

Branding for SMEs
This session would look to cover the following areas when it comes to branding:
- Importance of brand visibility
- New ways of branding and promotion
- Factors to consider while branding your products/services
- Case studies

Moderators
avatar for Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

CEO, In App
Vijay Kumar is the co-founder and CEO of InApp - a software development company with offices in US, Japan, Bangalore and Trivandrum. Vijay has extensive experience in organisation building and has worked various markets that include US, UK, Middle East and India.Vijay is a member... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Navonil Chatterjee

Navonil Chatterjee

Joint President & Chief Strategy Officer, Rediffusion
A post-graduate in Marketing Communications from MICA, Navonil has more than 23 years of experience having worked for clients like Unilever, Tata, Pepsi, Nike, Levi’s, ITC, Titan, Godrej, SBI, Madura Garments, Kingfisher, Lifestyle, Parle, L&T to name a few.Navonil is a winner of... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm IST
Main Hall

2:00pm IST

Context Setting
Speakers
avatar for Sriram Subramanya

Sriram Subramanya

Founder, MD & CEO, Integra Software
Sriram Subramanya is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of Integra Software Services Private Limited (www.integranxt.com) headquartered in Pondicherry.The Company has grown from 5 employees to 2400 plus employees, with offices in 4 cities across 3 countries today. Integra, a leading digital solutions organization with delivery centers in India, UK & US, offers Content Solutions, Digital Content Solutions... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:10pm IST
Main Hall

2:10pm IST

Transformation Levers and Strategic Priorities for SMEs
The panel discussion would look to discuss the following areas:
- Digital tools & technologies for operational excellence
- Leveraging innovation for competitive advantage
- Global references and case studies
- Enabling Growth while maintaining Quality
- Staff Retention & Development
- Adoption of Digital tools & technologies for operational excellence
- Use Innovation for competitive advantage
- Financial Prudence

Moderators
avatar for Somick Goswami

Somick Goswami

Partner and Transformation Leader, PwC Global
Somick leads the Transformation consulting and is a Partner, Technology Consulting at the firm. Somick, who has been with the firm for two decades, drives the transformation agenda for clients across different business challenges ranging in HR, Finance, Customer Excellence, Supply... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anusha Sirigiri

Anusha Sirigiri

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Indian School of Business
Anusha Sirigiri is an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship area. Her research and teaching interests include in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Strategic Human Capital. At ISB, she teaches Entrepreneurship & Corporate Entrepreneurship. She also co-founded Idea to Startup... Read More →
avatar for Madhu Viswanathan

Madhu Viswanathan

Senior Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
Madhu Viswanathan is a Senior Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Prior to joining ISB, he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona.Professor Viswanathan’s research work focuses on the role of distribution channels, B2B relationships... Read More →
avatar for Vijaya Sunder M

Vijaya Sunder M

Assistant Professor (Practice), Indian School of Business
Vijaya Sunder M is an Assistant Professor (Practice) at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Previously, he was Head of Business Process Excellence at the World Bank Group, Assistant-Vice-President at Barclays and Quality Leader at Amex and Citi.Vijaya holds a Ph.D. in Operational... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 2:10pm - 2:50pm IST
Main Hall

2:50pm IST

Supportive Government Policy Interventions to Drive MSME Growth
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Chetan Samant

Dr. Chetan Samant

Director, SME, NASSCOM
Chetan is the Director of SME function at NASSCOM. In his current role, he is closely working with the SME Council to build a vibrant ecosystem for small & medium sized tech companies and helping them derive value from NASSCOM platforms. Chetan joined NASSCOM in 2006 and lead the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. P. Anbalagan, IAS

Dr. P. Anbalagan, IAS

IAS, CEO-MIDC, Government of Maharashtra, MIDC
Dr. P. Anbalagan an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of the 2001 batch belonging to the Maharashtra cadre has graduated in B.V.Sc in Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Dairying.Dr. Anbalagan is presently the Chief Executive Officer, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 2:50pm - 3:10pm IST
Main Hall

3:10pm IST

Launch of NASSCOM Low Code No Code Report
Moderators
avatar for Neha Jain

Neha Jain

Manager, Strategy & Research, NASSCOM
Neha is a research professional with over 15 years of experience in business research, financial research and strategy across diverse industry segments. Currently at NASSCOM she is leading the IT services, Patents, Datacenters, MarTech and Mobility. Prior to joining NASSCOM Neha has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manas Fuloria

Manas Fuloria

Co-Founder & CEO, Nagarro
Dr Manas Fuloria is Co-Founder & CEO of Nagarro and a member of the Executive of Allgeier SE, Nagarro's parent company. He co-founded Nagarro in 1996 and has played an instrumental role in the brand’s growth and success. Dr Fuloria received his Doctorate in Supply Chain Management... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 3:10pm - 3:20pm IST
Main Hall

3:20pm IST

Driving Business Transformation in an Accelerating World
The pace of digital transformation is accelerating. More organizations are embracing IT on-demand from anywhere and are driving innovations. Digital revolution is continued to transform organization in the years to come so explore how you can accelerate business transformation by converting the disruption into an opportunity with sustainable growth.

Speakers
avatar for Radhesh Shankaranarayanan

Radhesh Shankaranarayanan

Business Leader- MB Segment, India, Dell Technologies
Experienced Sales Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong sales professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales, People Management, and Data Center.


Friday March 4, 2022 3:20pm - 3:40pm IST
Main Hall

3:40pm IST

The Future is DARQ
Moderators
avatar for Sumit Sood

Sumit Sood

Group Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific, Globallogic
Sumit Sood is the Group Vice President & Head of APAC for GlobalLogic (A Hitachi Group Company) in India. Leveraging his balanced understanding of business, service delivery, and technology, Sumit is responsible for managing and growing GlobalLogic’s India center operations & broader... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tarun Sharma

Tarun Sharma

Founder & CEO, Yodda
avatar for Paul Zuber

Paul Zuber

Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo
Paul Zuber is an Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo. He brings 25 years of experience in founding and growing successful global technology companies. Paul currently serves as Chairman at Elemica, Inc., Continuum Managed Services, and MeridianLink, and holds Board positions at Dynatrace... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 3:40pm - 4:20pm IST
Main Hall

4:00pm IST

Screen 2- Indo-German Mittelstand (SME) Partnership
A special keynote for NISC delegates from Mr. Andreas Jahn, Member of the Federal Executive Board for Politics and Foreign Trade of the German Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (BVMW). BVMW is the biggest voluntarily organized and cross-sectoral economic interest group for the German Mittelstand (SME firms) with over 900K companies and over 300 local associations across Germany.

Mr Jahn, will share insights about the German Mittlestand (also known as ‘hidden gems’ of Germany) - their key characteristics, trends in adoption of Digitisation, challenges faced in addition to skills shortages. Key drivers for great potential of collaboration and co-create between Indo German SME Community, leveraging our core strengths in hi-tech manufacturing / design and software capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Jahn

Andreas Jahn

CEO, Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft (BVMW)
Andreas Jahn is the Member of the Federal Executive Board for Politics and Foreign Trade of the German Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (BVMW) since 2019.BVMW is the biggest voluntarily organized and cross-sectoral economic interest group for the German Mittelstand... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 4:00pm - 4:10pm IST
Screen 2

4:10pm IST

Screen 2- Opportunities for Indian SME in Germany and Understanding Digitisation needs of German Mittelstand
The objective of the session is to unravel opportunities for Indian SMEs in Germany, especially while working with German Mittelstand. Discussions will focus on what are the challenges German companies face with rapid digitalisation, where can Indian IT companies develop solutions and how to harvest cooperation potentials in the software sector while promoting a Co-create regime between India and Germany.

Deliberations will further dwell on challenges that Indian companies might face while working with German companies and how to overcome them.

The Indo German Digital Dialogue is headed by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Indian Ministry for Electronics and Information Technology.

Immediate Objective:

1. Provide IND SMEs with a better understanding of the GER Mittelstand ecosystem and their digital transformation journey but also the challenges they face
2. Give GER Mittelstand representatives international exposure

Long term Objective:

1. Strengthen cooperation between NASSCOM and BVMW
2. Connect Indian and German SMEs
3. Support in forming business and cluster relations - creating synergies between India/Germany MNCs and SMEs


Moderators
avatar for Gagan Sabharwal

Gagan Sabharwal

Senior Director, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM

Speakers
avatar for Rohit Gupta

Rohit Gupta

Head-Technology Centre, ThyssenKrupp
Rohit Gupta is currently heading the Technology Center India for Data Analytics & Software Engineering for Thyssenkrupp. He has more than 2 decades of experience in automotive product development coupled with strong program management experience. In his career span of 22+ years Rohit... Read More →
avatar for Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg

Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg

Director International Markets, The German Mittelstand BVMW
Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg is responsible for international relations at BVMW since January 2020.Before, he held management positions in Germany and abroad and was responsible for business development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He managed the international business in... Read More →
avatar for Julian Willms

Julian Willms

Head of Secretariat, Indo-German Digital Dialogue
Julian Willms heads the Secretariat of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue. This multi-stakeholder platform brings together key players from government and industry from both sides, aiming to improve framework conditions for the digital transformation. With more than twenty years of... Read More →
avatar for Norbert von Poblotzki

Norbert von Poblotzki

Head of IT, Schmersal Group
Norbert von Poblotzki Born 1965 in Germany Head of Schmersal Group IT In this role since May 2010 Previous experience in similar positions at: • A Swedish manufacturer (publ.) in the packaging industry with factories in Europe • A business real estate company • A Bank in Germany... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 4:10pm - 5:10pm IST
Screen 2

4:25pm IST

The Great Resignation & How to Overcome the Talent Crisis
The session would look to explore strategies for SMEs to adopt in light of the recent increase in talent flow, specifically looking at the following areas:
- Importance of talent focussed initiatives to retain and attract new talent
- Innovative models and sources for accessing and developing talent
- Importance of emerging crowdsourcing models for MSMEs to access skills
- Importance of mental health in building and growing sustainable business

Moderators
avatar for Sangeeta Gupta

Sangeeta Gupta

Senior Vice President & Head Strategy, NASSCOM
Sangeeta Gupta holds the position of Senior Vice President and Head Strategy at NASSCOM. She is also the key interface with the NASSCOM Executive Council which serves as the governing body of the association.Sangeeta started her career with NASSCOM and has since then worked towards... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sundeep Mohindru

Sundeep Mohindru

Promoter Director, M1xchange
Sundeep by profession is a charted accounted with more than 23 years of experience in Technology, Finance and Consulting. Sundeep is the Founder Director of M1xchange (TReDS) and Mynd group.M1xchange is an online exchange for discounting of Trade receivables for MSME enterprises in... Read More →
avatar for Ashwin Kandoi

Ashwin Kandoi

Co-Founder, Winjit
Ashwin is Co-Founder at Winjit a global Product and Servcies company with 800+ team across the globe.He started his career with a CA articleship in 1997. Later he worked with Asea Brown Boveri as a Financial Controller in 2001, and by the end of 2003, him and his friend Abhijit Junagade... Read More →
avatar for Kumar Rajagopalan

Kumar Rajagopalan

Vice President & Head of India Operations, Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS)
Kumar has over twenty-eight years of experience IT Industry worked in various multi-national companies and in international locations. Kumar holds Bachelor of Commerce degree and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is currently serving as Country... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 4:25pm - 5:10pm IST
Main Hall

5:10pm IST

BPM 3.0: Post-Pandemic Future of the BPM Industry
The last 2 years have led to significant disruptions across business sectors and the BPM industry is no exception. This session would look to explore the new opportunities and ways of doing business for the BPM industry in the wake of the pandemic.
This session will talk about the Growth levers of Smaller BPOS in a post pandemic world, Making business future-proof by leveraging technology, low-cost automation & Emerging working model.


Moderators
avatar for Jhankhana Desai

Jhankhana Desai

Founder & MD, KServe BPO Pvt. Ltd.
Jhankhana Desai represents Maharastra region for the SME council at Nasscom, she also held the positioon as chair person Digital Technology committee 2019 until 2021 at IMC chamber of commerce and industry.She worked with Colgate Palmolive India, Vodafone and GTL limited prior to... Read More →
avatar for Lakshmi Mukkavilli

Lakshmi Mukkavilli

Managing Director, Patra India BPO Services
Lakshmi Mukkavilli, is the Managing Director of Patra India BPO Services for the past 15 years, She was instrumental in setting up Patra India offices and played a key role as a unifying factor between the offices in both countries.Lakshmi had previously worked for 8 years in California... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raman Roy

Raman Roy

Chairman & MD, Quatrro
Raman is widely regarded as the Pioneer of the BPO industry in India and fondly referred to as the “Father of the Indian BPO Industry”. Raman is a pioneer four times over, having successfully led the BPO initiatives of American Express, General Electric (now Genpact) and Spectramind... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 5:10pm - 5:50pm IST
Main Hall

5:10pm IST

Screen 2 -Tech Opportunities in UK & the Tech Nation Visa
DIT-NASSCOM SME session , a highly relevant program for Indian companies looking to grow and expand their business in the UK. The session will cover introduction and overview of the inward investment opportunities in the Tech sector as well as the support offered by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Followed by a presentation by ‘Tech Nation’, an 'Endorsing Body' for the Digital Technology route of the Global Talent Visa, allowing the best and brightest tech talent from across the world to live and work in the UK. An interactive session with an opportunity to ask questions.
 
Key takeaways:
  • Overview on Tech opportunities in UK. 
  • Hear from TechNation on the evaluation process, what they look for while endorsing & how to prepare one’s case 
  • Hands on details on setting-up a legal entity, visa processing, documentation, travel restrictions ( as they apply) 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Winfield

Josh Winfield

Global Talent Visa Lead, Tech Nation
Josh is the Global Talent Visa lead for Tech Nation, supporting the best and brightest technical and non-technical talent to thrive in the UK's digital technology ecosystem. Passionate about business growth, Josh has previously worked in a number of start-ups internationally (including... Read More →
avatar for Deepali Negi

Deepali Negi

Customer Account Manager - Business & Corporate Relations for South & South East Asia, UK Visa & Immigration
Deepali works as Customer Account Manager for South and South east Asia region. I manage relations with around 160 companies as well as trade organisations. I do a lot of events where I try to educate public on UK visa policies and routes. I also manage a visa programme for companies... Read More →
avatar for Shivendra Singh

Shivendra Singh

VP & Head- Global Trade Development, NASSCOM
A cross border trade and investment specialist, currently heading the Global Trade Development Department at NASSCOM and responsible for global positioning of NASSCOM and industry. Primary role is to Develop, Direct, Strategize and implement all NASSCOM international efforts regarding... Read More →
avatar for Vikram Singh

Vikram Singh

Strategic Head – Investment, Department of International Trade, British High Commission
Vikram is a senior Management Executive with extensive experience in driving business growth and profits & managing large cross- functional global teams across multiple business. His experience is in the area of Travel, Technical and Consumer Product/Tech Support, Customer Experience... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 5:10pm - 6:10pm IST
Screen 2

5:50pm IST

How SMEs can Participate in Value Creation by Startups
  1. Investment Options
  2. Collaboration Strategies
  3. Unlocking Growth

Moderators
avatar for Rajesh Sawhney

Rajesh Sawhney

Founder & CEO, GSF Accelerator
Rajesh Sawhney is the founder of GSF Accelerator; a founders for founders platform. Rajesh has done over 100 investments in early stage startups and serves on the boards of IndiaMART, Ixigo and Zestmoney.

Speakers
avatar for Arun Venkatachalam

Arun Venkatachalam

Angel Investor & 5th Generation Murugappa Family, CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited
avatar for Shanti Mohan

Shanti Mohan

Founder, LetsVenture
Shanti is the Founder of LetsVenture, an early-stage tech-enabled marketplace for private market investing. LetsVenture aspires to make discovery and investing easy for both founders and investors. She is also an active angel investor having done close to 35+ early-stage deals so... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 5:50pm - 6:20pm IST
Main Hall

6:10pm IST

Succeed with Canada: A Deep Dive into the Tech Ecosystem, Business Expansion & Opportunities for Indian Tech SMEs
Moderators
avatar for Shivendra Singh

Shivendra Singh

VP & Head- Global Trade Development, NASSCOM
A cross border trade and investment specialist, currently heading the Global Trade Development Department at NASSCOM and responsible for global positioning of NASSCOM and industry. Primary role is to Develop, Direct, Strategize and implement all NASSCOM international efforts regarding... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Arlene Dunn

Hon. Arlene Dunn

Minister- Economic Development and Small Business,Opportunities NB,Immigration, New Brunswick
Arlene Dunn was first elected to the 60th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick on September 14th, 2020 for the riding of Saint John Harbour. On September 29th, 2020, she was appointed as the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for Economic Development and Small... Read More →
avatar for Debjani Ghosh

Debjani Ghosh

President, NASSCOM
Debjani Ghosh is the President of the National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) since April 2018. A veteran of the technology industry, she is the fifth president of NASSCOM and the first women at the helm in three-decade history.She is a firm believer in... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Patrick Walter Brown

Hon. Patrick Walter Brown

Mayor,Brampton
Mayor Brown has had a long involvement in serving in government. He was first elected in 2000 as a Councillor in the City of Barrie. He served two terms on City Council before getting elected as the Federal Member of Parliament. He was re-elected in 2008 by a landslide and 2011 by... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Cameron MacKay

H.E. Cameron MacKay

High Commissioner (Designate), Canada in India
Cameron MacKay is a career diplomat with foreign policy and trade negotiations experience in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Before his assignment to India he was Canada’s Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste.  Prior to that he served as Director of Operations at the Foreign... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Ajay Bisaria

H.E. Ajay Bisaria

High Commissioner-India in Canada
Ajay Bisaria has been the High Commissioner of India to Canada from March 1,  2020. He is a career diplomat who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987.He received his early education in Mumbai and Delhi. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the St. Stephens College... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Susan Corkum- Greek

Hon. Susan Corkum- Greek

Minister of Department of Economic Development, Nova Scotia
Former journalist and long-time community development advocate, the Honourable Susan Corkum-Greek was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Lunenburg in 2021. She serves as Minister of Economic Development and also sits on the Treasury and Policy Board.A graduate... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Minister (Commercial), High Commission of Canada, India
Andrew has extensive experience in international commerce, policy analysis related toeconomic development, trade promotion and investment attraction activities, with aparticular emphasis on Asia. He is currently serving as Minister (Commercial) at the HighCommission of Canada to India... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Wong

Kenneth Wong

Senior Trade Commissioner for South India, Consulate General of Canada in Bengaluru


Friday March 4, 2022 6:10pm - 7:10pm IST
Screen 2

6:20pm IST

Future of Business Banking
Moderators
avatar for Srikanth Srinivasan

Srikanth Srinivasan

Vice President & Head - Membership & Outreach, NASSCOM
Results oriented marketing professional with 25 + years of rich experience and quantifiable achievements in strategic planning and business development in multiple industries – Information Technology, Telecom, eCommerce and Industrial Automation & Packaging SolutionsTrack record... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Shisodia

Gaurav Shisodia

Country Manager - India, Payoneer
Gaurav has over 17 years of experience within the banking and payments industry in companies such as Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mashreq Bank, ICICI Bank Ltd and Citi. Having been based in multiple locales within India and the Middle East, Gaurav possesses in-depth knowledge of the... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 6:20pm - 6:40pm IST
Main Hall

6:45pm IST

Helping SMEs with their Global Business Ambitions
Moderators
avatar for Uma Venkatraman

Uma Venkatraman

CEO, Ixsight Technologies Pvt Ltd
Uma Venkataraman is Founder & CEO at Ixsight Technologies Pvt Ltd also a member of NASSCOM SME Council. Ixsight Technologies is s a leading provider of Data Engineering and Data Science Solutions to improve Customer engagement and drive business. Prior to starting Ixsight in 2022... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prakash Jaiswal

Prakash Jaiswal

Country Head- Business Banking (SME), HSBC India
Prakash Jaiswal is the Country Head of Business Banking at HSBC India overseeing the SME and Startup business. He has 20 years of Commercial Banking experience in India.


Friday March 4, 2022 6:45pm - 7:05pm IST
Main Hall

7:05pm IST

The Shift Towards Business for Good
Moderators
avatar for Nidhi Bhasin

Nidhi Bhasin

CEO, NASSCOM Foundation
Nidhi is a social development sector professional with over two decades of experience. An alumnus of the prestigious Delhi School of Social Work (Delhi University), Nidhi wears many hats and has proven skills in program and team management, regulatory understanding of CSR law, finance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Krishnakumar Natarajan

Krishnakumar Natarajan

Co-Founder, Mela Ventures
Krishnakumar Natarajan is one of the co-founders of IT company Mindtree,and was until recently the Executive Chairman of the company. He is currently Managing Partner at Mela Ventures,an early stage venture capital fund in India. He was appointed as the Chairman of NASSCOM for the... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 7:05pm - 7:35pm IST
Main Hall

7:35pm IST

In Closing & Announcement of Quiz Winners (Day 2)
Speakers
avatar for Fredricks John

Fredricks John

Director & Executive Vice President, AG Resources India Pvt. Ltd
Fredricks John is Director, Executive Vice President and Site Head at Personiv, a BPO provider with a 35-year track record of innovative, scalable and reliable business solutions.Fred specializes in leading end-to-end, multi-level, multi-cultural contact center operations and has... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 7:35pm - 7:45pm IST
Main Hall