International Conference(2017) - Inaugural session

International Conference on “From a Brave Gene Pool: Startups, E Commerce and Tech Cos”

Entrepreneurs, Startup Founders, CEOs and Techies, as well as Faculty and students from B Schools in the region were present in large numbers at the Inauguration of the 3rd International Conference at SVIMS, Pune. The two-day conference will bring together academics, professionals and entrepreneurs coming together for Panel Discussions, paper presentations and interactions on the emerging ecosystem for new age companies which are both global and Indian. .

The Conference opened with a message from Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani who emphasised the unchanging nature of core values even in a fast changing ecosystem like the present. The Director, Dr. B.H. Nanwani gave a bird’s eye view of the scenario for start-ups and tech cos with its ups and downs, pros and cons, pointing out that technology will be both the differentiator and the destroyer for emerging companies.

In a riveting Inaugural address, Ms. Nabomita Mazumdar, facilitated by the President and the WCD Ministry of the GoI as one of the top 100 women Influencers in India, described the current scenario of changing work environment, attitudes to work and the way emerging technology and social media were contributing to the work culture of the present. Her prognosis for India was very positive, based on research conducted by Adobe and her own startup, SHeroes.

Key speakers to address the conference during the next two days include Mr. Danish Suhail, VP, Marketing, PlayO, Ms. Jincy Samuel, COO & Centre Head,, Mr. C. Krishnaswamy, Director, Public Policy at Google India and Mr. Karthik Anand, Founder & President, XDPS Corp. San Francisco and Mr. Praveen Sinha, Co-Founder and MD, Jabong.

The Conference organised by SVIMS has as its Knowledge Partners, MCCIA and Rotary Club of Poona Airport, and the Media Partner is Yourstory.