Session 1
Ashwini Chhatre
Associate Professor of Public Policy, ISB and Chair-IRB Know More
Gopalakrishnan S
Joint Secretary, MEITY, Govt. of India Gopalakrishnan S. Shri is presently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Government of India, New Delhi. He is a 1991 Batch Officer from the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) from Tamil Nadu Cadre. He has worked at state and central government in areas such as transport, HR,commerce, census, food, IT, etc. At MeitY, his responsibilities include data protection framework, digital payments, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, startups and innovation. Know More
Prasanth Sugathan
Legal Director, SFLC Prasanth Sugathan has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala, MBA from Pondicherry University and LLB from Mahatma Gandhi University. He has co-edited two books in the areas of Administrative law and Property Law. His areas of practice includes Constitutional and Administrative Law, Information Technology Law and Property Law. Know More
K. Gopinath
Professor, Computer Science and Automation, IISc Bangalore K. Gopinath is a professor at Indian Institute of Science in the Computer Science and Automation Department. His research interests are primarily in the computer systems area (Operating Systems, Storage Systems, Systems Security and Systems Verification). He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Computer Society Letters and formerly of ACM Trans. on Storage. His education has been at IIT-Madras (B.Tech'77), University of Wisconsin, Madison (MS'80) and Stanford University (PhD'88). He has also worked at AMD (Sunnyvale) ('80-'82), and as a PostDoc ('88-'89) at Stanford. Know More
Srikara Prasad
Policy Analyst, Dvara Research Srikara Prasad is a Policy Analyst with the Future of Finance Initiative. He completed his under-graduation in the Law and Arts with honours (B.A.LL.B) course from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has interned with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Bangalore along with a few law firms in the past. Know More
Session 2
Mrigank Singh
CEO, Atal Incubation Centre, ISB Mrigank Singh is CEO of the Atal Incubation Center at Indian School of Busines and heads the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation at ISB, Mohali. AIC ISB is incubation and acceleration arm of Indian School Of Business. It is set up in collaboration with the NITI aayog with a mandate to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the ecosystem. AIC ISB delivers value-driven business incubation and acceleration program customised according to the need of the entrepreneurs. Mrigank Singh, an ISB alumni, has been instrumental in shaping the Drone Policy of India and  Beyond Visual Line Of  Sight Experiments. He has been a member of various high-level committees formed by Ministry of Civil Aviation, GOI, such as - Committee on Airspace Management, UAS Task Force, Committee on Design, Development and Production of Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, BVLOS Experiment Assessment and Monitoring Committee (BEAM), BVLOS Committee. Mrigank has been invited as a panelist on multiple forums -CNBC Awaz, for discussing ‘Drones and its future applications’ , World Economic Forum on ‘Drones and Data Utility’ , Ananta Aspen Centre - 'NextGen Network AI' and Drone Federation Of India on 'UAS Traffic Management Systems as the Backbone of the Drone Industry’. He was featured in the ‘Open’ magazine article, ‘The Day of the Drone's' and ‘A&S  India’ magazine article ‘“ Drones will strengthen India’s Safety and Security’. Mrigank founded Sensebird Solutions, an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) company pioneering in aerial data based analytics and decision support systems and 5i Technology, a technology-driven company focusing on smart city infrastructure. He has worked on multiple publications as well - ‘Drones and Its Applications In Agriculture’ at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), Article in the RITES Journal titled ‘Transforming Cities Through Digitization’, Article ‘Civic Rights: Soft Wiring The Nation’, at UGC National Conference on Improving Quality of Life. Know More
Raveendra Reddy Alla
CEO, AP Drones Corporation Law graduate , Postgraduate in Business administration, having experience as CEO , Advisor , Strategic business head, Segment analysist and technology implementation professional for more than 22 years across the globe. Mr.Reddy ,currently serves as the CEO of AP Drones corporation , an initiative of Andhra Pradesh state Government .Promoting drone technology in governance and civilian applications in the state. Leveraging drone based solutions development activities in the state . Enabling drone manufacturing, services business ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh .Implementing of Safety and security , regulations and enforcement norms as per DGCA . Prior to this Mr.Reddy worked as business head with an US based UAV manufacturing and services providing company .As a Strategic business head, Adept in identifying new markets around emerging technologies , strategize growth and design implementation procedures , Capacity building and develop ecosystem
Rama Devi Lanka
Director, Emerging Technologies, Govt. of Telangana A career spanning different domains from Civil engineering to Information Technology to e-Governance across Government, not for profit, private and start-up companies located in India and the USA garnering skills in IT consulting, IT strategy, Policy Formulation, supporting entrepreneurship and start-ups / innovators in emerging technologies. Played a role in the Digital India growth story by way of conceptualization and design of a number of e-Governance projects that are crucial in bringing in reforms and transformation in various domains  in the government such as Health, Visa-Immigration, Civil Aviation, Atomic Energy and Urban Local Bodies. Currently, heading the Emerging Technologies Wing at Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) Department, Government of Telangana.  My role is to formulate and execute strategies that would help in  realizing the vision of the State to be a leader in emerging technologies - Formulating policies & frameworks, forging alliances and partnerships and implementing initiatives that would attract investments, increase adoption by the government departments and develop a talent pool. Know More
Ankit Mehta
CEO, Idea Forge Ankit is the Co-founder & CEO of ideaForge, the leader in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. He started ideaForge straight out of college, working for just six months in between, to earn enough to sustain for another six. Starting a hardware technology company was the most natural move for him, as it was what he always wanted to do, having implemented several original ideas and participated in myriad competitions as a student. Ankit and the ideaForge team have won several competitions in autonomous robotics such as sharing the first prize with MIT, USA in an autonomous micro air vehicle contest, in the hovering category.At ideaForge, they created the then world's smallest and lightest autopilot and also the country's first fully autonomous UAV in 2009. It was one of their early prototypes which was featured in the movie "3 idiots", that has sparked the country's imagination on Aerial Robotics. Ankit completed his Dual Degree, in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Bombay and he is passionate about creating global first and global best technologies in India, for India and the world.
Ayushi Mishra
COO and Co-founder, DronaMaps Ayushi is the cofounder and Chief Operations Officer of DronaMaps, an enterprise platform to help organizations extract geospatial analytics from imagery captured through drones. We use advanced AI/ deep learning tools to streamline the process, this starts right from data sorting at this end and geospatial analytics on the other. We have two core specializations: rural/ urban development and precision agriculture. DronaMaps has worked with 6 state governments in India ( MP, UP, and AP among them) and major Indian enterprise organizations like Reliance Industries and Kotak Mahindra. It has partnerships with enterprise giants like SAP ad ESRI. We have also worked on several Smart City projects, A Biomedical engineer with a Masters from Johns Hopkins. Ayushi’s first startup Marigold Health is an application of natural language processing for peer support and therapy. It is funded by the prestigious National Institutes of Health and was among the winners in Techcrunch Disrupt NYC 2017. Ayushi thrives in the gray area between siloed disciplines and views products and startups as an act of creation. She is passionate about the applications of emerging technology for the betterment of the human condition. Bio and Smart villages with University of California, Berkeley. Know More
Session 3
Prasanna Tantri
Assistant Professor, Finance, ISB Know More
Shashwat Alok
Assistant Professor, Finance, ISB Know More
Vinay Kalantri
MD, TMW Fintech Know More
Yamuna Sastry
CEO, Cab Dost Yamuna, Founder & CEO of Cab Dost, a socially driven tech-based startup working in the financial advisory space. Working with the taxi drivers community to help them file their Income tax returns and aim to bring financial inclusion by creating awareness to build a credible track record and plan their finances.Yamuna has been selected to participate in GES 2019, also was part of Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad.  Know More
Natasha Jethanandani
CTO, Kaleidofin Natasha Jethanandani has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Stanford University. She started her career at Microsoft Corp where she grew into leading teams on the .Net Web Services platform. She went on to work at Google Inc where she led design for DFP Video. After moving to India, she went on to head up engineering for the BankBazaar.com website, mobile app and analytics platforms where YOY visits grew by 100%, >10 new products were launched and MAU on the mobile app sky-rocketed 10x. She has joined Kaleidofin last year as the CTO to pursue a vision to create true financial inclusion by building a fintech platform that enables under-banked customers to use mass market financial solutions in a paperless efficient manner. Know More
Pratyush Halen
CEO, Fingpay Pratyush Halen, CEO of Tapits Technologies He started his career with Amdocs as a software designer.In April of 2016, along with Anuraag Agarwal, he co-founded Tapits Technologies Pvt Ltd, a biometric based payments application. Since then, Pratyush has come a long way in creating a suite of banking products and services while juggling the expectations of multiple Banks. As the team grew to 22+ members, the daunting responsibility of creating internal growth has been a major role in his profile. Know More
Parth Gupta
CTO, Bix42 Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Over 5 years or building and scaling startups ranging from ecommerce to fintechs. Knows a little about AWS, Finance, Coding, Node , dev infra.
Akhil Gupta
Programme Manager, MSDF Akhil is a former entrepreneur with a proven track record of launching successful startups. One of three ventures, Akhil’s startup Autoninja raised $5 Million Series A from SAIF partners, and is currently India’s largest Automobile Saas company. Prior to launching Autoninja, Akhil worked with Samsung’s 3G mobile group, spearheading the launch of the first video telephony solution for LG Telecom in South Korea. Akhil earned his B. Tech in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
J A Chowdary
IT Advisor, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Technoprenuer, Scientist, Mentor, Speaker, Public Policy advisor, Student enthusiast Chairman of Blockchain committee at Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India   IT advisor, Government of Tamilnadu . Mr. J A Chowdary served as Special Chief Secretary (Rank of) to the Government in the Chief Minister’s Office as his advisor IT during 2014-19. His has been advising and assisting the government in bringing in investments, generating employment, and encouraging innovation and start-up activities in Andhra Pradesh. He is Founder if Fintech Valley Vizag  for promotion Fintech Ecosystem in AP. Mr Chowdary is the Chairman of Blockchain committee at Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India.  Mr. Chowdary earlier served as Chairman of the Board of Software Technologies Parks of India (STPI), Hyderabad and Chennai and Bangalore. He was one of the key personalities and who was instrumental in bringing about an IT revolution in Hyderabad , Bangalore & Chennai as the Founding Director of Software Technology Parks of India STPI in establishing the initial foundation & Ecosystem for India. IT industry He was also the Co-Founder and a Board member of Hyderabad Angels & TiE Hyderabad  JA has been involved with many professional corporate bodies in his long career, and has donned the roles of Chairman, American Chambers of Commerce , Computer Society of India CSI, Hyderabad Software Exporters Associan HYSEA, Industry Development Forum for AP, Co-Chairman, FICCI (Telangana& AP), President, ADI Foundation (Anantapur Development Initiative) & Chairman IEEE Hyderabad chapter Currently, he is championing the cause of promoting Fintech Industry by setting up Fintech Forums at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai & NCR Region.  He has been recently appointed by Government of Tamilnadu as its IT advisor to establish & promote an Innovative IT ecosystem in the state of Tamilnadu to promote Tech startup companies.
Session 4
Raghava Rao
CFO, Amazon Know More
Bhagwan Chowdhry
Professor of Finance, Executive Director-DIRI and Academic Director-CIE Know More