WINNING IN TIMES OF PERPETUAL DISRUPTION

Agenda

2nd EDITION OF THE HOURGLASS INNOVATION SUMMIT

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Hourglass Innovation Summit 2020

With the advent of emerging technologies such as AI, ML, blockchain, IoT, robotics, businesses today are witnessing a tectonic change in the way they are being run. The most pertinent question a business faces today is not whether it should embrace change, but how quick it is to adapt to change. Charles Darwin has rightly put it - It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. With the theme “Winning in Times of Perpetual Disruption”, we are pleased to bring you the second edition of the hourglass innovation summit. Be there at The Leela Palace, Bangalore on 28th February to engage in meaningful conversations with some of the sharpest minds from corporates and startups in emerging tech.

Speakers

Ajay Panwar

Ajay Panwar

Senior Counsel - IP, Mastercard


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Ajay Panwar
Senior Counsel - IP, Mastercard

Ajay is currently working on technologies like AI, Block chain, IOT, Deep learning in relation to payment industries for Mastercard. He is responsible for IP management, strategy and providing legal advice to IP issues of business teams, prosecution of Patents & Trademarks and related filings all over the world.

Previously, he was a Sr. IP Counsel with General Electric where he worked for Business like Power, Health care, Digital, Oil & Gas, and Renewable & Transport.

Before GE, Ajay was Alstom’s first IP Counsel in India and was instrumental in setting up the IP department, policies & workflow. Ajay provided awareness & training programs on IP (trained 1000+ targeted employees) and coordinated with engineering & project management team on bespoke IP development and generation. Ajay holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and law degree from University of Delhi. He also holds Diploma in Competition Law from National Law University, New Delhi and is a Registered Indian Patent Agent.

Hiran Vedam

Hiran Vedam

Senior Advisor - Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Tirupati

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Hiran Vedam
Senior Advisor - Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Tirupati

Hiran is a business executive with more than 20 years of experience in commercialization of advanced technologies. Her domain expertise is in advanced materials and their applications for energy, environment and water.

Functionally, her expertise is in product development and scaleup, competitive technology and market intelligence and B2B market development. She is currently Senior advisor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT Tirupati where she teaches courses in entrepreneurship and product development. In addition, she actively consults for SMEs in renewable energy and water areas. Prior to these, she was Managing Director at nH2 – an international company that commercializes breakthroughs in advanced material technologies from world-class universities for energy and water.

She was consulting as Advisor for IP & Entrepreneurship at IIT Gandhinagar, where she started the innovation and entrepreneurship program from scratch in a 6-year old educational institution and helped the Institute secure DST-TBI funding for setting up an incubator. Earlier in her career, she was the founder of ArdeJa Pte.Ltd. and Matrika Pte. Ltd. and Principal Scientist at Honeywell R&D Center - Singapore. Hiran has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, MBA from INSEAD, M.S. from Washington University and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Ashutosh Kulkarni

Ashutosh Kulkarni

Director – Engineering, GE Appliances, a Haier Company

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Ashutosh Kulkarni
Director – Engineering, GE Appliances, a Haier Company

Ashutosh is the Engineering Director-India Technology for GE Appliances in India leading Innovation, Computer Aided Engineering, Intellectual Property teams. His total association with GEA is for 9+ years and overall Ashutosh has a 25-years of track record of successfully leading and growing organizations, establishing Centers of Excellence for Global Technology Areas, Engineering Labs and introducing Innovative Technologies.

He holds 1 Defensive Publication & 21 US patent applications. He made significant contributions in establishing Energy Star Rating process for refrigerators in close collaboration with BEE-India.

He holds a Diploma and Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ashutosh is associated with an Old Age and Orphanage Center at Pune. He loves traveling and is passionate about Hindustani Classical Music.

Shubho Mohanty

Shubhabrata “Shubho” Mohanty

Chief Innovation Officer, Altimetrik

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Shubhabrata “Shubho” Mohanty
Chief Innovation Officer, Altimetrik

Shubho is a strategic thinker, product strategist, innovator (with 11+ US patents) and startup mentor in the space of digital transformation, cyber security, automotive and healthcare. He has been in various leadership positions in global product organizations like Microsoft, Symantec and CDK (formerly ADP Inc.), responsible for driving product strategy, product management and engineering for global enterprise products.

Also, he co-founded Ganos, a B2B startup in Data Analytics space. He currently serves as Chief Innovation Officer with Altimetrik, responsible for product strategy and management of its Digital Transformation & Innovation group. In addition to it, he is responsible for driving digital strategy and building a digital innovation ecosystem, tapping into competencies across and beyond Altimetrik. In addition to it, he is also a Mentor at the Startup Odisha initiative.

An industry thought leader and speaker on product leadership & innovation and emerging technologies, he mentors young entrepreneurs and product leaders. He holds 11+ US patents in Data Analytics, Cloud Security and Security Intelligence. He is the recipient of CEO’s Awardee, a nominated Transformational and High Potential Leader and a member of Executive Leadership Council in the organizations he worked for.

Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan

Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan

Head of Software Engineering and AI – Ola Electric Mobility

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Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan
Head of Software Engineering and AI – Ola Electric Mobility

Sathya leads the Software Engineering & AI at Ola Electric Mobility. He has over two decades of experience in building highly scalable platforms.

He has been with Ola for 4+ years and has built various IoT based systems that caters to multi million users and Intelligent Systems using AI on the Edge and Cloud including Ola Guardian, a state of the Art AI based safety system that uses real-time data from rides to automatically detect irregular trip activity, including prolonged stops and unexpected route deviations.

At Ola Electric, his team is working on building various platforms on the cloud that enables our business as well as various Cloud and Edge Platforms that makes our devices smarter.

During this journey, he has filed 9 Patents in the field of Mobility, Assisted Driving and Electric Vehicles technologies.

Ankit Agarwal

Ankit Agarwal

Lead, Intellectual Property, GreyOrange India

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Ankit Agarwal
Lead, Intellectual Property, GreyOrange India

Ankit Agarwal is a seasoned product & innovation management professional with corporate experience of over a decade across startup, conglomerate and consulting domains. His specialties include Intellectual Property, Risk Management, Analytics, Engineering and Market Research ranging across sectors such as Technology, Power and Logistics.

Presently, he is leading the IP Practice for GreyOrange India, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to optimize fulfilment operations. In the past, he has been associated with unicorn startup such as Delhivery and integrated business conglomerate such as Adani Group and has helped them setup their Engineering, R&D and IP divisions.

While working as a Senior Consultant with CPA Global, world’s leading IP Management and Technology Company, he collaborated with multiple Fortune 500 clients and advised them across wide spectrum of Intellectual Property with topics ranging from Innovation Planning to Mergers & Acquisitions. Besides, he also served as a Consultant to Morgan Stanley in Technology & Risk domain. Ankit is a Registered Patent Agent and an Electrical Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi.

Ninad Phatarpekar

Ninad Phatarpekar

Senior Manager, Technology Scouting, Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Ninad Phatarpekar
Senior Manager, Technology Scouting, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Ninad is the owner of ‘Technology Scouting’ function at ABInBev. He is responsible for evaluating emerging technologies across different sectors such as primary and secondary packaging, materials, process development, and dispensing.

His work also involves running open innovation campaigns and engaging with start-ups and universities for R&D collaborations. Prior to ABI, he was associated with a consulting firm in India and head the operations for their ‘Technology Research & Advisory’ function.

Ninad holds a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering and has pursued his Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Strategy Management from Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode’.

Roopan Aulakh

Roopan Aulakh

Principal, pi Ventures


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Roopan Aulakh
Principal, pi Ventures

Roopan is a Principal and Founding team member at pi Ventures, a deep tech fund with investments in AI, blockchain and IoT.

Prior to pi Ventures, she invested in early to growth stage global startups in robotics, semiconductor and renewable energy sectors while at Applied Ventures (corporate Venture Capital arm of Applied Materials).

She holds a BTech degree from NIT Jalandhar and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad.

Vinayak Marathe

Vinayak Marathe

Sr. VP-R&D, Reliance Industries Limited

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Vinayak Marathe
Sr. VP-R&D, Reliance Industries Limited

Mr. Vinayak is currently heading R&D Planning and large Biofuel sites of Reliance Industries Limited. He is also leading HSE coaching and implementation of World's best Operating Management Systems.

Vinayak has 40 years of experience (33 years in Reliance Industries Limited) in Operation, Project Execution, HSE Management, Factory Management, Industrial Relation, developing & implementing new business processes & Operation Management systems.

He has been instrumental in operating and commissioning of large green and brown field projects in Polyester, Paraxylene, Refinery Interconnect, Hydrotreaters, and biofuels.

Surendra Vyas

Surendra Vyas

Director, IP Strategy, Visa

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Surendra Vyas
Director, IP Strategy, Visa

Surendra Vyas is a seasoned Innovation & IP professional with more than 18 years of experience across startups, services firms and in-house teams. His experience includes innovation generation and management, IP strategy, patent searching and analysis.

He is currently working as Director, IP Strategy with Visa, based in Bangalore. In this role, he is responsible for driving IP generation and protection activities through partnership with various internal and external stakeholders.

Surendra has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and is also a registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent Office.

Agenda

Winning in Times of Perpetual Disruption

Welcome and Registration

Inaugural Session

Gouraj Yadav Director and Co-founder, Hourglass Research

Plenary Session
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: EMBRACING THE TRANSFORMATION

MODERATOR

Surendra Vyas Director, IP Strategy, Visa

PANELISTS

Ajay Panwar (Sr. Counsel, Intellectual Property, Mastercard)
Hiran Vedam (Senior Advisor - Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Tirupati)
Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan (Head of Software Engineering and AI – Ola Electric Mobility)
Ashutosh Kulkarni (Director – Engineering, GE Appliances, a Haier Company)
Shubhabrata “Shubho” Mohanty (Chief Innovation Officer, Altimetrik)
Roopan Aulakh (Principal, pi Ventures)

Tea/Coffee Break

Rise of the machines

Ankit Agarwal (Lead, Intellectual Property, GreyOrange India)

How did you guess my beer?

Ninad Phatarpekar (Senior Manager, Technology Scouting, Anheuser-Busch InBev)

Innovating in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world

Vinayak Marathe (Sr. VP-R&D, Reliance Industries Limited)

Cocktails and Dinner

Venue

The Leela Palace, Bengaluru

23, HAL Old Airport Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru

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