Anand Jain is currently the Co-Founder of CleverTap. Previously, he was the Founder & CTO of burrp.com, India’s largest local reviews and recommendations platform out of Mumbai, India. Anand spent significant years in the SF Bay Area and Seattle where he has worked with Motorola, AT&T and Brience. Anand has more than two decades of experience architecting and building software.
QUOTE: we’re using our own product to track customer analytics like retention, usage of product, satisfaction, etc. We measure the time it takes for our customers to go live, and send their first campaign.
Mentor, Digital business
Vivek Biyani joined Future Group in June, 2007 and currently leads the group's initiatives in Digital Businesses. Prior to this he was instrumental in setting up the Home Solutions business of the group. As a mentor to the Digital business, Vivek leads strategy and new business development for all digital businesses. Apart from this he is tasked with leading digital transformation for the group. Earlier to this Vivek was part of the leadership team at Home Solutions which ran retail formats such as Home Town eZone etc. He led operations, category management and logistics and was involved with the business almost since its inception. Vivek did his graduation studies in Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He held various leadership positions such as Analyst at Michigan Interactive Investments, Associate Chairperson of Business Student Council and Secretary of the Professional Development Committee. Beyond his work environments, Vivek is an avid sports player and follows Tennis, Squash and Formula 1 racing. He also is keenly interested in geo political relationships.
QUOTE: “we thought of building a “connected” commerce which has a human interface, so we make franchisees around India, who will be given a tablet with a Big Bazaar store on it which can directly take orders on it which will then be delivered directly to the consumers.”
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.
QUOTE: “The usage grew because our data and data capacity grew, and our search improved. We just listened to the market. We developed the confidence in the team that we knew the system, that we knew technology better than anyone asking us what they want. And we could translate that want to a need, and build for that need.”
Xelpmoc works to build solutions for the next 500 million. Kolkata-based Mihup was started with a motive to create voice-based input/output systems for the mobile users who can’t confidently read or write.
Chief Customer Officer, SAP Indian Sub-Continent
Sunil Kharbanda is the Chief Customer Officer, SAP Indian Sub-Continent. In his current role, Sunil is responsible for driving customer management strategies, which revolve around strengthening SAP’s relationship with customers, quality of engagement, customer advocacy, adoption, of SAP’s innovations and increasing SAP’s footprint in customer organizations. Sunil joined SAP in 2008 as the leader for license sales to large enterprise. He later transitioned to leadership roles in the services business. His career spans over 23 years’ experience across diverse sectors and businesses, including leadership positions in sales and business cycle. He brings in a strong business track and network of relationships within and outside the industry. Prior to joining SAP India, Sunil was the responsible for Support Services business with Oracle India. Over the years, Sunil has been building, growing, managing large complex business portfolios and transforming them into a structured organization to execute long term and profitable business for the company. A prior winner of one of India’s distinguished “Relationship Building” contribution Awards by CEO India, Sunil was also recognized by Fore School of Management Alumni for his contribution to Executive Leadership within the industry. Sunil holds a master's in business management from FORE School of Management, New Delhi. A passionate sportsman, he enjoys playing cricket and he has been instrumental in establishing SAP’s F-15 Cricket, a tournament initiated by SAP for SAP customers and ecosystems.
QUOTE: As the technology enabler of the nation, we are committed to empowering SMEs here, be ready for this new tax regime, he said here today.
A serial entrepreneur
Geetansh, a serial entrepreneur with prior forays in click2skill a p2p learning platform solving for community based learning and Hopemonkey, a crowdfunding platform for NGo's post which he founded Rentomojo, a subscription based commerce engine. He realized early on that his instincts lie in creating something that doesn't exist globally and has a large impact in the consumer ecosystem. Like his earlier ventures, Rentomojo as well is trying to solve for a deep rooted fundamental problem within the country. Like most of the developing nations, India is also a income constrained nation with only about a 15 million people above an annual income bracket of 20,000 per annual in a population of 1.3 Billion. This trickles back to lesser online penetration, less data usage, lesser repeat behaviors over the online segment and most of all inadequate access to quality lifestyle to a large consumer mass. Rentomojo solves the same by providing an access to a quality lifestyle at very convenient, flexible and affordable monthly subscription rentals. He was selected for Forbes 30 under 30 for the year 2015, been on the top 10 youngest and hottest entrepreneurs voted by Business World along with being on the cover page of the same. Had an opportunity to be on the cover page of Entrepreneur along with mentors for the oct 16 issue. Although the biggest achievement he feels is having some great colleagues, mentors in the form of investors and a constant support of his family despite his constant unstable endeavours.
QUOTE: “Renting as subscription model was capital intensive, we turned capex into opex and built a financial tech model”
Founder, Altflo, Premier Futsal and ChefHost
At 26, he had founded ventures in 3 extremely distinct sectors - fintech (altflo), sports (Premier Futsal) and foodtech (ChefHost, sold) - so he has an incredibly high risk appetite and pain threshold. He is listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in Sports & Entertainment and Forbes 30 Under 30 India. He has expertise in business development, sales and strategy. He is widely recognized and featured in national and international publications including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Times of India, Yourstory and many others. He is also a sports and tech junkie, and an avid chef.
QUOTE: “The company said that the inaugural edition was seen by over 50 million television viewers across India, UK, the Middle East and other countries, while it reached to over 700 million people across almost 100 countries via social networks. Incidentally, Premier Futsal was the first Indian sports league to stream all matches on Facebook LIVE.”