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Anupam Sinha

Director at Vxceed

Daniel Raj David

Daniel Raj David is the CEO and co-founder of Detect Technologies, a startup that builds patented hardware and software technologies for intelligent asset monitoring in the process industries. Detect’s indigenously developed core product GUMPS is the first sensor in the world that can do online real-time thickness monitoring of pipelines even at temperatures of up to 350 degrees Celsius and for a long range. Daniel is the winner of several awards such as Economic Times Startup Award for the Best Startup in India, Wharton India Economic Forum Most Disruptive Startup, Accenture Industry X.0 Best IoT Startup in India, TiECON Best Startup in India and US-India Startup Forum Most Innovative Technology in India.

Hari Bharadwaj

Hari Bharadwaj is the founder of eSahai, a tech-based healthcare startup catering to the medical and mobility needs of the elderly—an area largely ignored. With a clear objective to provide quality, affordable service to the old, eSahai’s medical taxis or “freedom cabs” come with patient and disabled-friendly interiors to make it not only accessible and convenient, but comfortable. And the attendants or “sahayaks” are well-trained to handle patients and customers. With more than 25 years of experience across industries in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hari’s expertise spans Strategy, Sales & Business Development, Operations, Business Consulting and Technology.

Manish Singh

Manish Singh is Senior Director of Product Mobile and Internet at Ola (ANI Technologies). As part of his responsibilities, Manish handles Customer experience, Ola Mobile app and Ola Play. In his previous role, he was Vice President, Product Management at HolidayIQ.com. Manish has co-founded a couple of start-ups – Gazoi Store and CAT India Online. Manish’s areas of interest include Consumer Internet experience, Product Management, User Experience Design, Usability and interaction design and Business Platform evolution. Manish is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur.

M. Vijayalakshmi

M. Vijayalakshmi is a professor and vice principal at Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology, Mumbai. She has been teaching and doing research work for 29 years. Dr. Vijayalakshmi has initiated several industry-academic interactions and mentored several R&D projects. She is a winner of the Faculty Award at IBM’s The Great Mind Challenge 2007. She also won the Best Faculty Award from Microsoft in 2008 for High Performance Computing and Data Mining. Her areas of interest include data mining, business intelligence and information security, artificial intelligence and big data analytics. Dr. Vijayalakshmi has authored two books on big data analytics.

Sunil Rao

Sunil Rao is partner of business services at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a top global venture capital firm. He supports Lightspeed's portfolio companies with technology, product management, design and go to market strategies. Sunil was earlier head of Strategic Partner Development, VCs and Startups, at Google India. At Google, he was instrumental in driving its mentoring program, Google Launchpad and the accelerator program. He has also worked with Nokia and Symbian. He has mentored more than 150 early stage startups in his career spanning 18 years. Sunil is on the board of advisors of many leading startup accelerators in the country.

Sunit S

Sunit S is a partner and co-founder at Design Capital, a design advisory firm. He has mentored design and product teams at Cleartrip, Ola and Table Hero. He works very closely with the founders and teams at each of these companies, helping them build a design culture and sensitizing them to good design. Sunit has worked with some of the leading design and product companies such as Paper Plane, Burrp!, Yahoo!, Cleartrip and Ola. At Cleartrip, he led design for mobile products and a major overall redesign. While he leads design teams of various sizes, he continues to be very hands-on.

Thomas Dal

Director at Strate School of Design, Bangalore