Agenda

Friday, October 5
Venue: Aura 1 & 2
8:00
AM
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9:00
AM
Registration
9:00
AM
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9:20
AM
Welcome Address
Tanvi Dubey, Editor, YourStory
9:20
AM
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9:35
AM
Opening Keynote
Priyank Kharge, Minister for Social Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka
9:35
AM
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10:05
AM
Panel: The BigBasket Journey
Hari Menon, Co-Founder & CEO, BigBasket
V S Sudhakar, Co-Founder, BigBasket
Abhinay Choudhari, Co-founder and Head New Initiatives, BigBasket
Hari TN, Head - Human Resources, BigBasket (M)
10:05
AM
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10:15
AM
Book Launch: Cutting the Gordian Knot: India's Quest for Prosperity
10:15
AM
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10:45
AM
Conversation: How to stay relevant for years and years
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory
11:00
AM
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11:15
AM
Emerging Tech
Brendon Kim, VP, MD, Global Head of Ventures, Samsung NEXT
11:15
AM
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11:30
AM
The Search for Ourselves
Atul Jalan, CEO & MD, Manthan
11:30
AM
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11:50
AM
Conversation: Driving the Digital Economy and M&As in India
Ashish Bhasin, Chairman & CEO, South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory
11:50
AM
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12:05
PM
Building Entrepreneurship as a Culture in Andhra Pradesh
Shri. Winny Patro, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society
12:20
PM
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12:35
PM
The Transformative Power of Technology in India and the Next Billion Users
Pankaj Gupta, Director of Engineering, Google Pay
12:35
PM
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12:45
PM
Entrepreneurs - the New Age Freedom Fighters
CK Kumaravel, Naturals
12:45
PM
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13:05
PM
Conversation: Business of Giants - Winning the Profitability and Growth War
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies
Sanjay Katkar, MD & CTO, Quickheal
Dipti Nair, Editor, YourStory (M)
LUNCH (13:05 - 13:45)
13:45
PM
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14:15
PM
Panel: Payments Innovation and the Future of Fintech
Pravin Jadhav, Director, Paytm Money
Vikram Vaidyanathan, Managing Director, Matrix Partners
Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha
Harshil Mathur, Co-founder & CEO, Razorpay
Vasanth Kamath, Founder & CEO, Smallcase
Pankaj Gupta, Director of Engineering, Google Pay
Suma Ramachandran, Editor, YourStory (M)
14:15
PM
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14:30
PM
Conversation: Hitting the Sweet Spot of the New India - Sharechat's Audacious Journey
Ankush Sachdev, Co-founder & CEO, ShareChat
Alok Soni, YourStory
14:30
PM
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14:45
PM
The Indian MSME Growth Story
Shri. Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for MSME, Govt. of India
15:00
PM
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15:20
PM
Conversation: Bootstrapped to a Multi-Million-Dollar Exit
Divyank Turakhia, Founder, Media.net
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory
15:20
PM
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15:35
PM
Future Forward: How India’s Startups are Ready to take on the World
Roee Adler, SVP & Global Head, WeWork Labs
15:35
PM
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15:50
PM
Corporates and Startups: Ways to Win Together
Ajeya Motaganahalli, Senior Director – Engineering Programs & Leader of the NetApp Excellerator, NetApp India
15:50
PM
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16:05
PM
Marketing and Content for New-age Brands
Tanmay Bhat, Co-founder, AIB
16:05
PM
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16:20
PM
Reinvent User Reach, Tap into SHAREit’s 400m User Club
Karam Malhotra, CEO, SHAREit India
16:40
PM
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16:55
PM
Conversation: The Changing Face of MSME: Made in India, for the World
Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary to the Govt of India & Development Commissioner for the Ministry of MSME
Dipti Nair, Editor, YourStory
16:55
PM
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17:10
PM
Building Communities
Emeka Afigbo, Head of Developer Programs, Facebook
17:10
PM
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17:35
PM
Panel: The UX Problem in Blockchain
Tom Teman, Co-founder, Portis
Nitin Sharma, Founder, Incrypt Blockchain (M)
Kartik M, Founder & CEO, SpringRole
Praphul Chandra, Founder, Koinearth
17:35
PM
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18:00
PM
Conversation: The Retail King of India
Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO, Future Group
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory
Aura 3

PRODUCT TRACK

14:00
PM
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14:15
PM
Classic SaaS Mistakes to Avoid as a First-time Founder
Gaurav Singh, Founder & CEO, Verloop
14:15
PM
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14:45
PM
Panel: How to Define your Product Strategy
Abhishek Madhavan, Co-founder, Loco App (M)
Rahul Ganjoo, VP-Products, Zomato
Kumar Srinivasan, CEO, MatchMove (India)
Kanan Rai, Business Development Manager, Google Play
14:45
PM
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15:00
PM
Human Biases and Why they Matter in Tech & Design
King Sidharth, Head of Design, Instamojo
15:00
PM
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15:15
PM
Mobile Web and Lite - is it just about Performance?
Ajay Datta, Head of Products, LinkedIn India
15:15
PM
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15:30
PM
Powering Prosperity, One Customer at a Time
Sanket Atal, Vice President & Managing Director, Intuit India

Edtech Spotlight

15:50
PM
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16:20
PM
Panel: Decoding the Future of Edtech
Dr. Carsten Schröder, Co-Founder & CEO, DADB
Parul Gupta, Co-founder Springboard
Ishan Gupta, MD-India, Udacity
Pulkit Jain, Co-founder & Product Head, Vedantu
Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder & CEO, Great Learning
Dipti Nair, Editor, YourStory (M)

Building a new India

16:20
PM
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16:35
PM
Let's Rethink Villages
Rajshri Deshpande, Actor, Activist & Founder, Nabhangan Foundation
16:35
PM
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16:50
PM
How Technology is Changing Education at Grassroot Levels
Shaheen Mistri, Founder & CEO, Teach for India
16:50
PM
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17:05
PM
1.7 Billion Meals and Counting: How Akshay Patra is Keeping Children in School
Shridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation
17:05
PM
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17:20
PM
Invest for Impact: Success of Social Enterprises
Anuja Master Bose, Philanthropy Strategy Advisor, Villgro
17:20
PM
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17:35
PM
Growing an International Ecosystem of Social Enterprises
Sherilyn Chia, Programme Lead for Young Social Entrepreneurs, Singapore International Foundation
17:35
PM
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18:05
PM
Panel: How can technology cater to the next billion
Srikant Pati, Head of Digital Strategy, CropIn Technology
Prateep Basu,  Global Head - Strategy & Partnerships, SatSure
Dr Gopi Nallaiyan, Founder Trustee, Little Moppet Heart Foundation
Ritu Verma, Co-founder, Managing Partner, Ankur Capital
Shruti Kedia, YourStory (M)
Harmony (Masterclass)
14:00
PM
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15:00
PM
Building Your Applications for Scale
Vishal Biyani, Founder & CTO, InfraCloud Technologies
Vivek Sridhar, Developer Advocate, Digital Ocean
15:00
PM
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16:00
PM
UX for Engineers: Pro Tips on How to Delight your Users with Less and Why that's a Good Thing
Royi Benyossef, Ecosystem relations manager, Samsung NEXT TLV
16:00
PM
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17:00
PM
6 Ways in Which AI is Transforming Data-driven Marketing
Pradyut V. Hande, Senior Growth Marketer & Product Evangelist, Netcore Solutions
Kedar Parikh, Product Architect, Netcore Solutions
17:00
PM
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17:30
PM
Interaction Design for the Next 500 Million Users
Kushagra Sinha, CEO & Co-founder, Jiny
17:30
PM
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18:00
PM
Building Data Products with Tableau
Prashant Sharma, Solution Consultant, Tableau India
Saturday, October 6
Venue: Aura 1 & 2
8:00
AM
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9:10
AM
Registration
9:10
AM
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9:20
AM
Introduction
9:20
AM
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9:50
AM
Conversation: Next 500M Indian Users and it's not Porn-driven
Virendra Gupta, Founder & CEO, Dailyhunt
Umang Bedi, President, Dailyhunt
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory (M)
9:50
AM
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10:10
AM
Panel: Offline-online Conundrum for e-Commerce
Rajiv Srivasta, Founder, CPTO, Urban Ladder
Ramakant Sharma, Co-founder, Livspace
Vivek Biyani, Director, Future Group
Alok Soni, YourStory (M)
10:10
AM
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10:25
AM
Culture & Scale
Ajey Gore, Group CTO, GO-JEK
10:40
AM
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10:55
AM
Accelerating Startups: the METRO Way
Arvind Mediratta, Managing Director & CEO, METRO Cash and Carry India
10:55
AM
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11:10
AM
The Unusual (and less spoken) Combination for Success
Sameer Nigam, Founder and CEO, PhonePe
11:10
AM
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11:25
AM
Indian Entrepreneurs: Why you Need to be in Goa
Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Revenue, Information Technology, Labour & Employment, Govt of Goa
11:25
AM
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12:05
PM
Panel: The Changing Face of the Indian Investor in 2018
Karthik Reddy, Managing Partner, Blume Ventures
Sateesh Andra, Managing Director, Endiya Partners
Parag Dhol, Managing Director, Inventus Capital
Naganand Doraswamy, Founder and Managing Partner, Ideaspring Capital
Swapna Gupta, Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures India
Shripathi Acharya, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners (M)
12:20
PM
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13:00
PM
Tech30 Pitches
LUNCH (13:00 - 14:00)
14:00
PM
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14:45
PM
Tech30 Pitches
14:45
PM
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15:05
PM
Conversation: Building the Fastest-growing B2B Commerce Network in India
Sujeet Kumar, Co-founder, Udaan
Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory
15:20
PM
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15:35
PM
The future where IT is the business
Manish Gupta, Director & General Manager, Global Compute Networking Group, Dell EMC India
Alok Soni, YourStory (M)
15:35
PM
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16:15
PM
Panel: Innovation and Impact at Scale
Kuppulakshmi Krishnamoorthy, Chief Evangelist, Zoho
Pankaj Mitra, Director & India Head, Cisco Investments
Madhurima Agarwal, Sr. Manager, Netapp Excellerator
Prabhakar Jayakumar, Country Director - India, Digital Ocean
KT Prasad, Country Director, India Zendesk
VeerChand Bothra, Chief Entrepreneur and Evangelist, Netcore
Krishnachytanya Ayyagari (KC), Program Manager, Google Cloud
Vishal Krishna, Business Editor, YourStory (M)
16:15
PM
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16:45
PM
Panel: The Fast Lane: Accelerating the Startup Ecosystem
Krishna Sundaresan, VP of Engineering, Cisco
Riya Aggarwal, CEO, BLS Accelerator
Amey Mashelkar, Head, Jio GenNext
Saket Agarwal, Managing Partner, Onnivation
Ravi Kanniganti, Director & Head, Target Accelerator
Ajit Rao, Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm
Abhay Tandon, Sr. Manager, Innovation & New Capabilities, Anheuser-Busch-InBev (M)
16:45
PM
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17:15
PM
How Policy can Propel Global Growth for Startups
Ameya Abhyankar, Secretary (IT), Govt. of Goa
Manu Shukla, Dept of Information Technology & Communications, Govt. of Rajasthan
Aravind Raman, Country Head for Strategy & Business Development, Bosch
Anna Kinberg Batra, Former Member of Parliament, Moderate Party Sweden, Swede-India Business Council
Ariana Pousette, Project Director - Startups, Invest Stockholm
Vishal Krishna, Editor, YourStory (M)
17:15
PM
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18:00
PM
Panel: The Global India: Silicon Bridges for Startups
Florent Bernard, International Relations Officer, European Commission
Nao Murakami, General Partner, Incubate Fund India
Sowmya Keshava, Head - Strategic Partnership, TKN Advisors
Bhavna Kumar, International Strategy and Operations, Samsung NEXT
Julian Zix, Project Lead, GINSEP
Lucy Lin, GWC
Eric Robinson, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner (South India), Consulate General of Canada
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, YourStory (M)
Venue: Aura 3

DESIGN TRACK

9:45
AM
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10:10
AM
Embracing the Minimum Viable Experience
Jay Dutta, SVP, UX Design, Curator, DesignUp, MakeMyTrip & Goibibo
10:10
AM
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10:35
AM
The Designer as a CEO
Mayukhini Pande, Co-founder & Head-Research, Greenopia
10:35
AM
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11:10
AM
Inspiring Change after the First 100 Years in Business
Kevin Gilboe, Head of Design, 3M (Asia Pac)
11:10
AM
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11:30
AM
Design - The Heart of Marketing
Akshar Pathak, Art Director, Zomato
11:30
AM
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12:15
PM
Who Really Designs the Product
Pallavi Chopra, Head of Marketing, RedBus
Supriyo Roy, Product Design Manager, Flipkart
Akshay Rajwade, Head of Product, CureFit
Abhinit Tiwari, Head of Design, GO-JEK
Harish Sivaramakrishnan, Google Manager and Former Head of UX, Snapdeal/Freecharge
Kedar Nimkar, AVP of Design, BookMyShow
Shiva Viswanathan, Former MD Brand Union + Digital Lead APAC and ECD Digital Ogilvy (M)

DEEP SCIENCE TRACK

12:30
PM
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12:45
PM
Deep Science for Deep Impact
Nisha Holla, Co-founder, Biomoneta Research
12:45
PM
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13:00
PM
Science for Society
Anand Anandkumar, CEO & Co-founder, Bugworks
13:00
PM
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13:15
PM
Why Deep Science Needs Patient Investment
Siddharth Pai, Founder and General Partner, Siana Capital
13:15
PM
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13:30
PM
The Next Generation of Doctors: Powered by AI
Prasad Kompalli, CEO & Co-founder, mfine
LUNCH (13:30 - 14:15)

Building a Culture of Innovation

14:15
PM
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14:30
PM
Why Start Up in a Tier-II/III City?
Manish Ghosal, Senior Consultant, AP Innovation Society, Government of Andhra Pradesh
14:30
PM
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15:00
PM
Conversation: Innovation in Employment & Job-creation
Winny Patro, CEO, AP Innovation Society, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Madanmohan Rao, YourStory (M)

HERSTORY TRACK

15:15
PM
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15:30
PM
Baby Steps to the Big Leap: When Moms Mean Business
Naiyya Saggi, Founder, BabyChakra
15:30
PM
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15:55
PM
When Women Succeed, We All Win: SheLeadsTech from Facebook
Naiyya Saggi, Founder, BabyChakra
Shalini Prakash, Venture Partner, 500Startups
Sivareena Sarika, Co-founder, PregBuddy
Kalyani Khona, CEO & Co-Founder of Inclov
Tanvi Dubey, Editor, YourStory (M)
15:55
PM
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16:10
PM
The Life of a 'Mostly Insane' YouTuber
Prajakta Koli, YouTuber
16:10
PM
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16:25
PM
Harnessing Diversity and Building Inclusive Organisations
Tina Vinod, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, India, ThoughtWorks
16:25
PM
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16:40
PM
Managing my Money: Why Women Need to Take Charge
Hansi Mehrotra, Founder, The Money Hans
16:40
PM
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16:55
PM
Aiming for the Stars: How Indian Women are Making a Mark on the Global Stage
Shagun Chowdhary, Olympian, Indian Shooting Team
16:55
PM
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17:25
PM
Art of War: Corporate Politics and How to Deal with it
Rajesh Bhat, Founder & CEO, Iron Lady
Sridhar Sambandam, Co-founder and Director, Iron Lady
Gayathri Vasudevan, Co-founder and CEO, LabourNet
17:25
PM
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17:40
PM
Differentiation in a Crowded Market: the FreshMenu Story
Rashmi Daga, Founder, FreshMenu
Harmony (Masterclass)
14:00
PM
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15:00
PM
Implementing for the Next 500 Million
Sandipan Chattopadhyay, CEO, Xelpmoc Design & Tech
15:00
PM
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16:00
PM
NextGen of Google Cloud:  Data Processing & ML with SQL
Rishi Singhal, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
16:00
PM
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17:00
PM
The future where IT is the business
Xavier Kuriyan, Director Solutions and Alliances, Global Compute and Network, Dell EMC
17:00
PM
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18:00
PM
Decentralized Applications: The Road to Mainstream Adoption
Tom Teman, Co-founder, Portis
Strategy
9:30
AM
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11:15
AM
Performance Marketing and its future in India
Sumit Ghosh, Founder, PowerAdSpy
11:15
AM
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13:00
PM
Domain Names: The Digital GoldMine of New Age
Pankaj Vijayvargiya, Founder, Bitlevel International
LUNCH (13:00 - 14:00)
14:00
PM
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15:45
PM
Leads and Sales Generation through Funnels
Saharsh Mittal, Founder & CEO, CashBack Deals
15:45
PM
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17:30
PM
Organic Growth Hacks with SEO
Ashish Agarwal, SEO Consultant, yUz Media

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