Keynote Speaker
Gaurav Dwivedi IAS, CEO - My Gov, Govt. of India
Gaurav Dwivedi is an IAS Officer of the 1995 batch of the Chhattisgarh Cadre. He has worked in various capacities in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has also been a faculty member at the IAS Training Academy, LBSNAA, Mussoorie. He is currently posted as CEO, MyGov, Deptt. of Electronics & Information Technology and is responsible for managing the GoI’s citizen engagement platform. He is a recipient of the Prime Minster’s Award for Excellence in Administration.
Moderators and Speakers
Asim Parashar, PwC
Asim Parashar leads the NBFC and SFB sector as part of Financial Services advisory practice for PwC in India and has over 19 year of professional experience with a focus on business, digital and IT strategy, process engineering. Asim has rich experience in India and abroad, across banking and financial services sector clients. He has advised a number of Financial Services clients in go t0 market strategy, improving operational efficiency and other such initiatives. Last few years he has advised banks, NBFC, AMC, Insurance companies on Digital Transformation and leveraging Fintech for a redefined business model. He has also advised Small Finance Banks aspirants on application filings and operationalization. 
Deep Agarwal, Yes Bank
Deep Agrawal is Vice President, Digital Banking at YES BANK. He handles YES BANK’s digital payments area with special focus on launching innovative products catering to various segments of customers across Corporate and Retail use cases. He’s been responsible for Profit & Loss ownership of industry first products - IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) and YES Money (Domestic Remittance Platform), which have won awards from entities such as NPCI, NASSCOM, SKOCH, MasterCard, Golden Peacock, Finnoviti, Dataquest and Computer Society of India.
He has led the implementation of pioneering programs such as Sound Wave based Payments and Freecharge Wallet which was recently awarded as the largest Prepaid Card program in the world by MasterCard. He is currently leading a team of product managers instrumental in launching next generation Mobility led payments products for the Bank including Unified Payments Interface (UPI), YES SIMsePAY, Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). He represents YES BANK at steering committees of NPCI and at other industry events which help shape the entire digital payment ecosystem of the country. 
Deepthi Rajan, Royal Bank of Scotland
Deepthi Rajan is leading the Market Research group at Royal Bank of Scotland, where she focuses on research and insights around strategies on Supply Chain Services. Her primary focus areas are digital sourcing strategies and enterprise-wide transformation.

Prior to joining RBS, Deepthi Rajan was IT Innovation Strategist at Axis Bank, evaluating myriad technologies and their applications across multiple industries. Her areas of interest were Business Analytics and IT Strategy.
Deepa Mani, Indian School of Business
Deepa Mani is an assistant professor in the Information Systems group and Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business. She is the faculty coordinator for the IBM Research Collaboratory in service science at ISB. Professor Mani’s research interests are at the intersection of technology, organisation, and society. She is interested in studying the impact of technology on organisation of economic activity, including firm boundary decisions, and the impact of such organisation on firm value and economic productivity. Her research articles have been published in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Sloan Management Review and MIS Quarterly Executive. They have also been featured in refereed conference proceedings, edited book chapters, and popular media outlets such as Forbes, CIO Magazine, Economic Times, LiveMint, Yahoo Finance and The Street.
Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Govt. of Telangana
Jayesh Ranjan is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1992 batch and working in the state of Telangana. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from Delhi University, a degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a Masters in Public Management from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Jayesh Ranjan is the Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics & Communications Department , Government of Telangana, Commissioner of Industries and Managing Director of the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC). His responsibilities include identifying industrial development opportunities in the state, attracting investments, and providing the required infrastructure support to the industrial units.
Nitin Vyakaranam, ArthaYantra Corporation
Nitin Vyakaranam, CEO & Founder - ArthaYantra Corporation has 16+ years of global experience in Financial Services.An ex-associate of Bank of America, Nitin is an MBA alumnus of ISB, India and Northern Illinois University. He is one part Tech Lover, one part Utopian, an extrovert at work and an introvert with friends.
Prasad Vanga, Anthill Ventures

Prasad Vanga is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor and a business transformation coach. He has over 18 years of extensive experience in building new product offerings, scaling startup companies and managing large transformation initiatives As an Investor he was involved with several Startups that have scaled their businesses with speed like Tynker, Medplus and Manage my Spa. Vanga has consulted for some of the top companies in the world like Nike, Starwood, Symantec, Google, Kraft and GE. He is an active business school alumnus at the Stanford Business School and a member of Hyderabad angels.

In his current avatar he is the founder & chief accelerator at Anthill Ventures which started in February 2015, and is the fastest growing accelerator in Hyderabad with 7 investments in growth stage startups like 91springboard, Custom furnish, Logic roots, Mishtag, Inquiz, Ketto and Thrillophillia .

Prashun Dutta, Gaina Smart Cities
Prashun Dutta is an Advisor at the Gaia Smart Cities and has around 35 years of varied corporate experience, initially as a management consultant and later as a senior executive in the corporate sector. He is an Electrical Engineer with a post-graduation in Industrial Engineering and a Fellow in Management of the IIM(C). Starting his career with National Productivity Council he went on to join Tata Consultancy Services where he spent close to ten years in the Management Consultancy Division. At Reliance Industries, where he joined in Sept., 1994, Prashun was initially responsible for business analysis in the Polyester business. Subsequently, he had been overseeing ICT functions initially for SAP and subsequently as CIO with Reliance Infrastructure, since Jan., 2003. He joined Tata Power as the CIO in April, 2012 and has since retired in Oct., 2015. He is well known for his contribution to the electric utility sector where the systems implemented by him at RInfra and Tata Power have been adopted throughout the country. He is now an Advisor to Gaia Smart Cities, a start up in the smart cities space. Prashun has written extensively in an eclectic mix of journals and is a well-known speaker in the CIO circles at Mumbai. 
Prashant Gupta, Microsoft
Prashant Gupta works as Director in Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Division. He has contributed to company’s cloud computing strategy since its early days incl. work on introduction of Linux in Windows Azure IaaS and acquisition of Revolution R for SQL Server and Azure Machine Learning.
He co-founded Microsoft Accelerator for startups in May 2012 that later became Microsoft Ventures and at present, driving Digital India opportunities in Machine Learning – especially in education, healthcare and agriculture space and most recently, architected first machine learning conference in Bangalore.

Prashant started his career with Motorola in Chicago & worked on early mobile internet innovations incl. VIAMOTO – one of the first voice assistance for GPS navigation on cellphone, RAZR Maxx V6 – first 3.5G touch device and & then helped setup Ingram backed Silicon Valley startup in mobile publishing before joining Microsoft.
Satish Cheeti, Cyient Insights
Satish Cheeti, COO – Cyient Insights comes with an exemplary record in a full range of leadership roles complemented by challenging consulting, general management and cross-functional exposure. Over 23 years experience in Consumer and Industrial Products industry. Led key successful transformational global corporate initiatives. Has successfully led analytics initiatives across a variety of manufacturing industries.

Consulted at the CXO level with many fortune 50 companies in over 8 countries for strategic planning, analytics, value and process reengineering. Worked both in the industry (Automotive) and consulting (Big five) in leadership roles in multinational companies including Delphi, Fiat motor co, Arthur D. Little and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Satish holds an MBA degree from University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, India.
Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business
Shilpa Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Public Policy areas. She is a development economist, whose research aims to explore market linkages in developing countries. For her PhD dissertation, she examined the effects of a road construction program in India that connected remote rural areas to nearby markets. Her ongoing research is focused on agricultural supply chains in India and East Africa. She also works on issues pertaining to domestic trade, microfinance, and food policy.
Professor Aggarwal has a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an MA from the Delhi School of Economics and a BA from Shri Ram College of Commerce.