The 2019 Symposium Programme Schedule

Date : 20-22 January 2019,
Venue: Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC), B. Nag Auditorium,
IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Sunday, 20 January (VMCC Auditorium, IIT Bombay)
From To Program Detail Speaker
05:45 pm 06:30 pm Registration and networking – High Tea
06:30 pm 07:00 pm Inaugural Session – Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay
– Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras
– Dr. Gururaj Deshpande, Co-founder, Chairman, Deshpande Foundation
– Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Former Co-Chairman & CEO, Infosys Technologies Limited
07:00 pm 07:45 pm Keynote 1 – Mr. Arun Kumar, Chairman & CEO, KPMG India Pvt. Ltd.
07:45 pm 10:00 pm Dinner and Networking
Monday, 21 January (VMCC Auditorium, IIT Bombay)
09:00 am 09:30 am Registration and Networking
09:30 am 09:45 am Opening Remarks – Prof. Milind Atrey, IIT Bombay
– Mr. R. Raghuttama Rao, CEO, GDC
09:45 am 10:30 am Keynote 2 – Mr. D. Shivakumar, Group Executive President (Strategy), Aditya Birla Group
10:30 am 11:30 am Panel 1- Entrepreneurship Curriculum Models – Mr. Krishna Nangegadda, Founder, President & CEO, MerWin Growth Partners
– Prof. Rakesh Basant, IIM, Ahmedabad
– Prof. Rajen Jaswa, Founder Member, TiE Silicon Valley
11:30 am 12:00 pm Tea Break
12:00 pm 01:00 pm Panel 2- Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Academic Institutes-challenges and solutions – Prof. Ganapati Yadav, Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai
– Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras
– Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay
01:00 pm 02:30 pm Lunch Break
02:30 pm 03:30 pm Panel 3- The Experience of I-NCUBATE Participants – Prof. Sanjay Mahajani, IIT Bombay
– Prof. Satyanarayanan Seshadri, IIT Madras
– Prof. Ravinder David Koilpillai, IIT Madras
03:30 pm 04:00 pm Tea Break
04:00 pm 05:00 pm Keynote 3 – Dr. Kerry Healey, President- Babson College
07:45 pm 09:45 pm Dinner and Networking (Venue: 3rd Floor Banquet hall, Gulmohar, IIT Bombay)
Tuesday, 22 January – (VMCC AUDITORIUM, IIT BOMBAY)
09:00 am 09:05 am Opening Remarks – Mr. Shiva Subramaniam, CIO, GDC
09:05 am 10:00 am Keynote 4 – Mr. Ashank Desai, Co-Founder & Director, Mastek Ltd.
10:00 am 11:00 am Panel 4- Crossing the Valley of Death – Views of Investors and Entrepreneurs – Mr. Tarun Mehta, CEO & Co-Founder, Ather Energy
– Mr. Ajay Bhagwat, CEO Renu Electronics
– Mr. Salil Donde, CEO, Alpha Point
11:00 am 11:30 am Tea Break
11:30 am 12:30 pm Panel 5- Sparking innovation through Industry-Academia Partnerships – Mr. Rizwan Koita, CEO CitiusTech
– Dr. Nitin Kulkarni, Director, KLE-Centre for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
– Mr. KRS Jamwal, Executive Director, Tata Industries
12:30 pm 12:55 pm Closing comments and Vision for the future – Dr. Gururaj Deshpande, Co-founder, Chairman, Deshpande Foundation
– Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Former Co-Chairman & CEO, Infosys Technologies Limited
12:55 pm 01:00 pm Valedictory – Prof. Anand Kusre, IIT Bombay
– Mr. R. Raghuttama Rao, CEO, GDC
01:00 pm 02:00 pm Lunch

Brochure- Deshpande-Gopalakrishnan Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Directions to the VMCC auditorium, IIT Bombay

Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC)