Speakers

Nandan Nilekani

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Infosys;
Co-Founder and Chairman, EkStep;
Founding Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Srinivas Pulavarti

Chief Investment Officer,
Emory Investment Management

N.R Narayana Murthy

Founder,
Infosys

T.V. Mohandas Pai

Co-Founder and Chairman,
Aarin Capital;
Chairman,
Manipal Global Education

M Damodaran

Chairperson, Excellence Enablers Private;
Limited Former Chairman, SEBI, UTI and IDBI

Anil Rai Gupta

Chairman and Managing Director,
Havells

Akash Prakash

Chief Investment Officer,
Amansa Capital

Srini Nagarajan

Managing Director and
Head of South Asia,
BII

Nithin Kamath

Founder and CEO,
Zerodha

Ranganath MD

President,
Catamaran Ventures

Rajat Tandon

President,
IVCA

Shinjini Kumar

Co-Founder,
SALT

Anurag Ramdasan

Partner,
3one4 Capital

Vivek Gupta

Co-Founder, Licious

Abhay Hanjura

Co-Founder,
Licious

Pravin Agarwala

Co-Founder and Group CEO,
Betterplace

Saurabh Tandon

Co-Founder and Group COO,
Betterplace

Anish Achuthan

Co-Founder and CEO,
Open

Lal Chand Bisu

Co-Founder and CEO,
KukuFM

Mudit Dandwate

Co-Founder and CEO,
Dozee

Agenda

Morning
10:00 am
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10:30 am
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Registration
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Morning
10:30 am
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10:50 am
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Opening Note
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Morning
10:50 am
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11:30 am
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Keynote
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Morning
11:30 am
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12:10 pm
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Keynote
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Morning
12:10 pm
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1:10 pm
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Panel Discussion

India is now the third-largest startup ecosystem globally, behind only the US and China. It has over 104 unicorns, having passed 100 unicorns in JFM 2022. India’s growing digital interconnectedness presents a wealth of opportunities for investors. With $120B invested, 800M internet users, 400M millennials, and $2T in UPI transaction volumes, there is tremendous value creation underway at an unprecedented scale.

This is the decade that India will realise its promise of growing into a $5T GDP economy, and tech could contribute at least $1T in market cap to drive this transformation. However, as markets correct, India’s startups and investors will have to demonstrate maturity in capital utilisation and allocation. The combination of high governance and a focused path towards sustainability will have to serve as the fundamental substrate for the ecosystem this decade. India must also capitalise on its leadership in pioneering Digital Public Goods to expand the market size and include all its citizens in this transformation. This conversation with Nandan Nilekani, Srinivas Pulavarti, and Saurabh Mukherjea will explore how India has supported step function growth so far and must now position itself to become a top destination for global capital while demonstrating leadership in inclusive innovation.

Speakers
Nandan Nilekani
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Infosys Co-Founder and Chairman, EkStep; Founding Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Srinivas Pulavarti
Chief Investment Officer, Emory Investment Management
Afternoon
1:10 pm
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2:00 pm
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Lunch & Networking
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Afternoon
2:00 pm
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3:00 pm
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Panel Discussion

The business environment undergoes major shifts every cycle, creating new challenges and opportunities. The companies that transform into enduring institutions are consistently the market leaders. These leaders embrace shocks and challenges, often with limited visibility, and respond using first principles that have served as anchor motivations over decades. What are the mental models and frameworks that leaders have used to make these decisions that shape their organisations? How have they balanced the tension between capital and ideas, efficiency and flexibility, consistency and change, and product or purpose to build resilient systems that scale? How have they empowered their people to maintain business continuity over generations? How do they think about and plan for the legacy of their institutions to continue into the future?

This candid conversation will draw on the experiences and learnings of the leaders that have built generation-defining organisations to answer these important questions.

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Afternoon
3:00 pm
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3:15 pm
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Report Launch
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Afternoon
3:15 pm
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4:15 pm
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Panel Discussion

The interplay of entrepreneurship, capital, and policy is analogous to the famous three-body problem in physics, wherein one can’t predict the movements of three bodies due to how they influence each other. This leads to a dynamic system of deterministic chaos – a phrase industry participants are all too familiar with.

The last 2 decades were marked by breakneck disruption, characterised by the infamous mantra of “move fast and break things”, the consequences of which are being felt now. Regulations have tightened, business model assumptions have come undone, and capital has moved from the forefront onto the fence. The time has emerged for a new paradigm that should serve as a framework for the future. This panel explores how the dynamic between innovation, capital, and policy has evolved, how to rebuild bridges between them and the standards we must set together for the digital economy.

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Evening
4:15 pm
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5:15 pm
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CentreStage
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Evening
5:15 pm
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6:15 pm
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Fireside Chat

The demand on tech entrepreneurs today is not just to build a great product, but also to maintain excellence and achieve credibility as they scale their companies. Founders need to become exemplars of unquestionable honesty and integrity in order to inspire the best from their teams. As founders evolve into leaders, they develop strengths in attracting, enabling, empowering, and retaining the best and the brightest talent to achieve the objectives of an institution. At scale, they are catalysts for change in meritocratic and transparent environments where collective action breeds excellence. Narayana Murthy discusses his thoughts and experiences in leading innovation, impact, and generational transformation over decades.

In this Fireside Chat with Mohandas Pai, they will explore how founders must think about establishing a legacy, not only for themselves but for their companies as they go global and multi-decadal.

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Evening
6:15 pm
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6:30 pm
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Closing
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Evening
6:30 pm
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Dinner & Networking
Speakers
Saurabh Tandon
Co-Founder and Group COO, Betterplace
Pravin Agarwala
Co-Founder and Group CEO, Betterplace
Abhay Hanjura
Co-Founder, Licious
Nithin Kamath
Founder and CEO, Zerodha
Anurag Ramdasan
Partner, 3one4 Capital
Vivek Gupta
Co-Founder, Licious
T.V. Mohandas Pai
Co-Founder and Chairman, Aarin Capital; Chairman, Manipal Global Education
Srinivas Pulavarti
Chief Investment Officer, Emory Investment Management
Srini Nagarajan
Managing Director and Head of South Asia, BII
Shinjini Kumar
Co-Founder, SALT
Rajat Tandon
President, IVCA
Ranganath MD
President, Catamaran Ventures
Nandan Nilekani
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Infosys Co-Founder and Chairman, EkStep; Founding Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
N.R Narayana Murthy
Founder, Infosys
Mudit Dandwate
Co-Founder and CEO, Dozee
Anish Achuthan
Co-Founder and CEO, Open
Akash Prakash
Chief Investment Officer, Amansa Capital
M Damodaran
Chairperson, Excellence Enablers Private; Limited Former Chairman, SEBI, UTI and IDBI
Anil Rai Gupta
Chairman and Managing Director, Havells
Lal Chand Bisu
Co-Founder and CEO, KukuFM