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IIM, Ahmedabad

PP Gupta Auditorium
IMDC New Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015

14th and 15th October, 2016

Come soak in the Biz summit experience

18 Speakers, 1 Keynote Speaker

Do not miss your chance to hear from the best in the industry

Announcing 'Cadence- Connexions 2016 -Kick Off'' Sponsored by SBI. Event A -5K Walk, Event B- 2.5 K Run. Register here.

Our Speakers

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  • Bhaskar Ghosh

    Bhaskar Ghosh

    Group CEO, Accenture

    Bhaskar Ghosh is group chief executive of Accenture Technology Services with overall responsibility for the Accenture Application Services business, spanning systems integration and application outsourcing. Additionally, he leads platforms, products and global technology delivery. He is a member of the Accenture Global Management Committee.
    Previously, Dr. Ghosh led the Accenture Delivery Centers for Technology in India, and he was the global application outsourcing lead. He was also instrumental in building and managing the Accenture IT infrastructure service delivery capabilities within the Delivery Centers for Technology.
    Befo ...

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  • Gulzar Azad

    Gulzar Azad

    Country Head - Connectivity, Google

    Gulzar is Country Head - Connectivity, driving Google's initiatives for Internet access and broadband in India.

    He joined Google India in 2006, with responsibility for launching a range of mobile products and partnerships including Search and Android in emerging markets.

    In 2013, Gulzar began working on RailWire WiFi, a partnership initiative between Google and Indian Railways to bring high speed public Internet access to millions of people visiting train stations across India.Prior to joining Google, Gulzar drove a series of early engineering innovations in mobile messaging, commerce and location-based applications at tele ...

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  • Vivek N. Joshi

    Vivek N. Joshi

    Associate Director, Kotak Private Equity

    Vivek Joshi has more than 22 years of global multifunctional work experience. He joined the Kotak Private Equity team in 2007.

    In a 12-year stint with Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, Vivek worked in business management, innovation management and supply chain management projects. He was a member and leader of international teams, turned around a loss-making business, managed international innovation projects and set up and ran Greenfield factories.

    Prior to joining HUL, Vivek was part of a technical consulting organization in California, US. He was responsible for client management, new business d ...

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  • Amit Bakshi

    Amit Bakshi

    CMD, Eris LifeSciences

    Amit Bakshi, a new age entrepreneur, is the Founder and Managing Director of Eris Lifesciences. Amit left his job at an established Ahmedabad based pharmaceuticals firm with a belief in the potential of the industry and a strong conviction the next phase of growth for the industry will come from increased medical awareness. He started Eris Lifesciences in 2007.

    With an invaluable experience of over two decades with several pharma companies including Eli Lily, Cadila and Intas, Amit had the insights and knowledge to make it big in the burgeoning Lifesciences and Healthcare industry.Amit’s inspiring ...

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  • Dr Seema Singh

    Dr Seema Singh

    Curo HealthCare, Head, Program Operations

    Dr Seema Singh has over 11 years of experience as a Doctor | Surgeon | Health care manager | Assistant Professor | Researcher | Author | Medical Journal Editor with expertise in Unit operations, optimal deployment of resources and handling of highly skilled team under stressful situations. After 11 years of active clinical practice she decided to take up new challenges and make a switch from Healthcare Practice to Healthcare Management.

    Prior to Curo Healthcare, she was working as Assistant Professor in Surgery,University College of Medical Scienc ...

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  • Vijaya Sherry Chand

    Vijaya Sherry Chand

    Professor, IIM Ahmedabad

    After obtaining a postgraduate diploma from the IIMA in 1982, Prof Vijaya Sherry Chand worked for eleven years in social development. He joined the Ravi J Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation (RJMCEI) at the IIMA as Fellow in 1993, obtained a PhD in Education (educational philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi) from Gujarat University in 1997, and was appointed to a faculty position the same year.  Areas of specialization are innovation in education, management of education, social entrepreneurship and the non-profit sector.

    From 1982 to 1993, he worked with social development organizations, planning and implementing a variety ...

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  • Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam

    Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam

    Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

    Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam (Balu) is a development scholar, author,[1] public policy advocate, leadership trainer and activist,known for his pioneering development work with rural and tribal people in Saragur of Heggadadevana kote taluk, near Mysore in Karnataka, India. He founded Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development organization based in Saragur when he was 19. After spending 26 years in development work among rural and tribal people, he pursued academic degrees in leadership, organisational development and public policy. He was the Frank H T Rhodes Professor at Cornell University between 2012 to 2014, and continues t ...

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  • Sriram Vishwanathan

    Sriram Vishwanathan

    CEO, Thermax Onsite Energy Ltd

    Sriram Vishwanathan is presently working in the field of Energy and Environment and responsible for incubating and growing a new business for Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions Ltd as CEO. He has 11 years IT experience encompassing Delivery Management, Account Management and Business Development and 6 years of manufacturing experience delivering productivity and quality programs on the shop floor. Prior to Thermax, he had been working for SAP as sub-vertical head and before that in Infosys as an Intergation Manager. He had started off his career in Siemens as a Sr. Executive in 1995.He has a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mu ...

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  • Sudarshan Jain

    Sudarshan Jain

    MD, Abbott, India

    Mr. Sudarshan Jain has over 35 years track record in building businesses, brands and teams across pharmaceuticals, Over the Counter (OTC) products, hospital care, diagnostics and nutrition space. Facilitated building of over 30 brands which are amongst top 300 in the Indian pharma industry. Active role in shaping the healthcare policy and improving access to healthcare in India. Guest speaker at leading management institutes such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta & NMIMS Mumbai.

    Mr Jain is a PGP, IIMA alum, 1977 batch and had earlier done his graduation(B.Sc, Physics) from St.Stephens college Delhi.


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  • Milind Shahane

    Milind Shahane

    Senior Vice President - Projects at Tata Industries Ltd.

    Mr. Shahane is responsible for new projects, ventures and M&A for TIL in the areas of manufacturing, automation, robotics, engineering technology. Handling assignment as Director for Tata Advance Materials Ltd. for manufacture of Composites and other materials for applications in Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Industry.

    Prior to that, he was the MD and CEO of Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd.(DIESL). He has had a long and distinguished career in the engineering products and services companies.

    He had done his graduation from IIT Bombay, and then went on to complete his M.S. from Syracuse University, NY ...

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  • Karthik Rapaka

    Karthik Rapaka

    City Director(Hyderabad), Teach for India

    Karthik strongly believes in the power and potential of an excellent education for all children, schools, families and the future of India. He is currently serving as the City Director, India Operations, Teach for India.
    Prior to his 2-year fellowship of being a class teacher for 44 students at an affordable private school in the old city Karwan area of Hyderabad, Karthik was on a fast-track management consulting career path with the Deloitte U.S firms. For 5 years, he worked with the senior leadership of over a dozen global Fortune 500 firms providing data-driven strategic business advisory and implementation support on large – ...

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  • Ankur Kanaglekar

    Ankur Kanaglekar

    Country Manager, Boeing

    Ankur Kanaglekar is the Country Manager (India) - Industrial Participation & Strategic Partnerships at Boeing since July 2011. He has 14 plus years of industry and consulting experience in Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace Sector with a focus on product / operations innovation and business development (alliances, mergers and acquisitions and sales) across geographies (US, India, Europe & Middle East). Mr. Kanaglekar leads teams based in St. Louis -USA and New Delhi to support the strategic partnerships, alliances and M&A in India for $32 billion business - Boeing Defense, Space & Securities, to meet the productivity ...

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  • Manish Chawla

    Manish Chawla

    GM, Global Industrial Products at IBM

    Manish Chawla is the GM, Global Industrial Products at IBM since January 2016. He has been instrumental in leading IBM's global business for Resources (metals, mining, paper, etc.), Construction and Industrial Machinery. This includes shaping the portfolio of solutions, services and products to dovetail with key market trends, client needs and the IBM corporate strategy including a sharp focus on Cognitive Internet of Things. He has built a global, tightly networked team across IBM's BUs and geographies to in order to grow IBM's market eminence and brand positioning in each of these segments. Priot to IBM, Mr. Chawla worked in Bearing ...

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  • Ajay Khandelwal

    Ajay Khandelwal

    President(E&P), Reliance

    Ajay Khandelwal is the President (E&P) of Reliance since August 2013. He is responsible for all conventional E&P business and domestic CBM business and represents RIL in various Industry forums such as CII, FICCI, Association of Oil & Gas Operators (AOGO), etc. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Jubilant Energy N.V. He had started off his career in PowerGen India Pvt. Ltd. He had a stint as a Finance and Governance Advisor in Shell International Gas as well as Investment Advior in Frontline Corporate Services.He did his MBA from Cranfield School of Management and his Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Vic ...

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  • Arvind Mahajan

    Arvind Mahajan

    Ex-CEO, KPMG

    Mr. Arvind Mahajan has 38 years experience in management consulting & industry, including more than 22 years at partner level with AF Ferguson & Co, Price WaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Business Services and most recently KPMG.Mr. Mahajan's specialisation is in advising CEOs & Boards in area of business strategy & helping "make strategy happen" through strategic growth & transformation initiatives. He has been part of KPMG's Global Think Tank & Global Business Consulting Leadership teams.Helped set-up and lead the Energy, Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare practice of KPMG, which provides end to end advisory ...

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  • Rishi Gupta

    Rishi Gupta

    MD and CEO, FINO PayTech

    A founding member of FINO PayTech Limited, Rishi brings over two decades of diverse experience across verticals like manufacturing, banking and international institutions. He began his career with Maruti Udyog Limited and then joined ICICI Bank, from where he advanced to senior roles. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Rishi was awarded the "CFO100 Roll of Honour". He also bagged the "The Indian CFO Award for Excellence in Finance in a Start-up" by the IMA in 2013.


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