Praveen Sinha is currently the Managing Director of PinCap, an alternative lending platform focused on bridging the debt financing gap for SMEs. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 2001 & did his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 2008.
He is a serial entrepreneur with experience of leading multiple businesses through the curve from inception to stability including Aquabrim (water management), Jabong (one of India's leading E-commerce fashion destination for apparel, shoes and accessories) and Anasha Art (an online art gallery). He is one of the trendsetters in the e-commerce industry where his forte has been in creating organizations from scratch and enabling them to achieve significant revenues in less than five years.
Praveen was selected in the Ô40 under 40' compilation (2014) by Fortune India that lists individuals who have managed to grow an idea into a profitable business.
Founder & CEO, YourStory Media, India
Shradha believes in three things Ð Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, and that Everyone has the right to tell their story. These beliefs inspired her to launch YourStory in 2008 when the word 'Startup' was not even a contender for the spotlight it enjoys today. Many dismissed her idea as a mere blog, and some even called it just a hobby. But, like many of the people it features, YourStory proved its detractors wrong. It is now India's biggest media tech platform, available in 12 languages, and has published over 50,000 stories on entrepreneurs and their journeys. In the process, it has continually driven the 'Spirit of Entrepreneurship' and 'Hope' in the country.
Shradha grew up in a conservative middle-class family in Patna, Bihar, before moving to New Delhi to complete her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History at St Stephen's College. After graduating in Design Management from MICA, Ahmedabad, she worked as a Brand Advisor with the Times of India Group. This was followed by a tenure at CNBC-TV18, where she became the media firm's youngest-ever AVP.
Shradha has won several entrepreneurship awards. In 2016 and 2017, she was featured in Fortune magazine's Ô40 under 40' list of powerful Indians. She has also been featured in the global list of LinkedIn's Power Profiles for two consecutive years. In 2015, she won the ET award for Promising Entrepreneurs of India. That same year she was named a L'Ore_alFemina Online Influencer, and one of LinkedIn's top 3 online influencers in India and among the top 500 in the world. In June 2016, Shradha won CNBC-TV18's Young Women Business Leaders Award. Most recently, she was presented the Women Excellence in Media award by the BRICS and the Ministry of MSME.
Bootstrapped for the first seven years, YourStory is now backed by Ratan Tata, UC Berkeley, Kalaari Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and TV Mohandas Pai.
Sandipan Chattopadhyay is the CEO of Xelpmoc a leading incubator for start-ups. Mr. Chattopadhyay served as the Chief Technology Officer of Just Dial Limited until December 31, 2015. Mr. Chattopadhyay has 15 years of experience in the field of technology. He was associated at E Dot Solutions India Private Limited. Mr. Chattopadhyay holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
CTO, TATACLIQ & Leadership on Digital Initiatives, TATA Industries
One of top 6 technologists globally with over 150 implementations running across the globe, Sauvik Banerjjee is the Chief Technology Officer for TATACLIQ and Leadership on digital initiatives for all businesses of TATA Industries. He is the ex-CTA for SAP Global's Omni-channel and Digital vertical, where he spearheaded the physical architecture of the towers and retailers for JIO. A tech evangelist and entrepreneur by heart, he has built two successful start-ups and sold them in the UK. Having mentored over 600 senior management over the years, Sauvik in India is also mentoring select start-ups on building successful business models. He is on the board of advisors for several companies and start-ups alike. He has been responsible for disruptive innovation ideas in technology and omni-channel commerce that have earned him the distinction and title of being one of the only 6 people (the only person of Indian origin) in the world to have worked on all global Omni channel platforms. Sauvik also holds a robust track record in P&L roles where he has delivered over 143% growth, 122% growth across India and Europe for organisations like Infosys, Accenture and SAP.
AI, IOT, Robotics
Sauvik Banerjjee has been a recipient of multiple awards, some of his more recent awards include:
Infosys Global Star Award for the best disruption in Omni Channel Commerce 2012
Accenture European Award for innovation on disruption in Omni Channel Commerce 2013 and 2014
SAP Extra Mile Most Valued Player Award 2016
SAP Leadership Award for creating and delivering the world's first phigital omnichannel market place for the Tatas
These were in addition to completing his doctorate from University of Sunderland. His published papers on "Cross Language Information Retrieval System and models with Prof. Michael Oakes" have been widely referenced. He was also part of the Information Retrieval Group, CLEC, Linguistic group of Google.
He continues to be focused on innovation in the areas:
IoT and applications across industries
Sauvik has been dedicated to the cause of innovation and is currently mentoring organisations driving innovation in the fields of:
An achievers network platform driven by algorithms
IOT - smart logistics company
A loyalty rewarding digital platform
A new age online press platform
A pure play analytics organisation
A robotics organisation
The Govt of WB and CII Innovation Club Modeling for Startup India
Despite his pressing schedule he makes time for his passions like movies (some of which have gone on to win awards at international movie fests), is part of a popular UK comic production team Speech Bubble (who are reinventing the comic space of India with Indian stories), interact with his technology fan following on twitter @sovs76 and facebook on Sauvik Banerjjee - Technologist & Evangelist.
Group CIO - Executive IT Director, Cox & King Group
A seasoned executive with extensive leadership knowledge of turning around and delivering global technology programmes using 25 years of cross functional experience. Demonstrating visionary leadership and distinguished performance in a range of leadership roles, across multiple geographies and supporting multiple business units. Decisive, commercial, solutions-focused, and resultsÐoriented. He's held positions of leadership in Barclays Bank, HSBC and other companies in the UK, UAE, Netherlands and India.
Ashutosh Pandey, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tata CLiQ, the ecommerce venture of the Tata group. Under Ashutosh's leadership, Tata CLiQ is poised to offer a differentiated approach to e-commerce, aimed at long term value creation and sustainability of the business.
Prior to this, he was the COO of Landmark E-Tail Limited, Trent's online retail business from 2013 to 2014.
Mr. Pandey was the COO and Business Head of Landmark, one of India's leading Leisure and Entertainment retailers, from 2009 to 2013. During this time, he was responsible for managing Landmark's P&L, besides building the brand, customer connect and store operations.
Having joined the Tata group in 1998 through the flagship Tata Administrative Services (TAS), Mr. Pandey took up challenging assignments in Marketing at Tata Global Beverages Ltd (erstwhile Tata Tea Ltd), Rallis India and Tata Communications Ltd.
Subsequently, at Accenture Consulting and Indian Hotels Company Limited (Taj Group of Hotels), he worked on strategy consulting, planning and business development.Mr. Pandey is an MBA from FMS Delhi and holds a Civil Engineering Degree.