INDIA INNOVATION FORUM
JULY 21 – 22, 2018
Welcome to the fourth edition of “India Innovation Forum (IIF)”; a platform to engage in a dialogue on innovation. IIF aims to bring together individuals who are at the forefront of innovation across industries and functions. Prominent stakeholders in this ecosystem such as Entrepreneurs, VC and PE investors, corporate leaders and academic luminaries who are pushing boundaries in the most impactful manner will be in dialogue.
Innovation ecosystem in India is buzzing with high energy entrepreneurs, high visibility initiatives by large multinational and Indian companies and ambitious policy push by the government. “Build for India” and “creating positive impact” are the new focus areas across organizations of all sizes and variety. This year, IIF aims to explore various aspects, trends, best practices, and stakeholder perspectives around innovation in areas that have large impact. It will also serve as a platform for more personal and small group interactions around opportunities, learnings and experiences focused on “Build for India”.
|July 21, 2018|
|09:00 AM : Registration|
09:30 AM : LEADING THROUGH INNOVATION
10:45 AM : Innovation Story – Nalli Group : Transforming for the Digital Age
Lavanya Nalli is a hands-on leader with 13 years of experience across retail, ecommerce, strategy and operations. She started her career with the Nalli Group – a $100M national retail chain – focusing on new business development and growth opportunities, retail store operations, and a private-label. She later launched a sub-brand that penetrated untapped markets, and incubated a venture that empowered artisanal communities by bringing design-led products to market. During her tenure, Nalli doubled its revenues, and expanded from 14 to 21 stores.
Lavanya graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in 2011, and worked at McKinsey & Company (Chicago) advising CXOs of Fortune 500 companies on issues ranging from top-line growth and profit improvement initiatives, change management programs and multi-channel strategy. She moved to India in 2013 into the e-commerce world as VP, Revenue & Shopping experience at Myntra (Flipkart Group) and is now leading the ecommerce, private-label and expansion efforts at Nalli Group of companies and expanded its footprint to 35 stores.
The Economic Times named Lavanya as among corporate India’s fastest rising women leaders. She has also been named by Forbes as “Asia’s Women to Watch” in 2016. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is an ambassador for Government of India’s innovation efforts and “Champions of Change” program.
|11:15 AM : Coffee Break|
11:45 AM : Innovation Story – Babychakra : Building India’s Largest Parenting Community
Naiyya Saggi is the CEO of BabyChakra. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA 2012) where she was a Fulbright and J.N.Tata scholar. She received her BALLB (Hons.) from National Law School, India. Prior to Babychakra, Naiyya was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company and at the Bridgespan Group (Boston) where she worked extensively on her areas of passion: maternal & child health and education. She is currently a Mentor at Facebook’s flagship program SheLeadsTech to support and accelerate Indian women founders in Tech.
12:20 PM : Entrepreneurship – Transforming Education from the roots
|12:50 PM : Lunch|
2:10 PM : Innovation Story – Transforming Healthcare Services
Vivek has worked with Berkley HealthEDU, Nova Surgery Centre & Nova IVI before founding HealthCare atHOME. He also has operations and project experience in Fortune 500 companies like Indian Oil and Capital One. Vivek is a Civil Engineer from IIT Delhi and an MBA from ISB with around 14years experience. Vivek is on the board of 8 companies representing the Burman Family (promoters of Dabur, India). HealthCare atHOME’s vision is to strive to be the most people-centric, credible and comprehensive home healthcare solution provider in India. HealthCare atHOME provides all the necessary treatment, equipment and infrastructure required for a patient’s wellbeing – ranging from everyday healthcare services like injection administration and wound dressing to performing complex procedures like chemotherapy at home and even setting up ICUs at patient’s home.
3:15 PM : Venture Capital – Supercharging Innovation
|04:15 PM : Coffee Break|
04:45 PM : Fireside chat – Building for Sharing Economy
Amit is a Passionate Entrepreneur aspiring to bring huge social change using technology. Amit is the CEO of Yulu. Yulu’s vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the short distance commute. At Yulu they are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. Prior to starting Yulu, Amit built India’s first billion-dollar global technology company, InMobi that created massive value for Telecom Operators and Smart phone manufactures. Amit co-founded InMobi that is India’s first profitable internet unicorn. Amit played an instrumental role in building InMobi’s revenue engine and its expansion in 15+ countries. Amit is also an active angel investor and has invested in multiple startups across India and the US. Amit graduated from IIT Kanpur and received prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from the institution.
|July 22, 2018|
9:00 AM : Masterclass – Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Saras D. Sarasvathy
12:30 PM : Innovation as a life principle
While growing up in an illiterate farmer’s family in a remote part of Wayanad, Kerala, P.C. Mustafa did not have a lot of expectations. He grew up in a remote village. There was lack of basic facilities. He was poor in studies and failed in Class VI.” This was just the shock he needed. As the reality of having to work on a farm if he did not study struck him, he decided to take another shot at educating himself. This time, he succeeded, and a few years later managed to join an engineering course at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. A school dropout to an IIT Calicut Engineer and IIM Graduate, his temerity and focus has always been the backbone of iD. Crazy idea for home-made batter was just the spark needed to embark on his ambitious entrepreneurial journey that is iD. Stints in various MNCs like Motorola Bangalore and UK, and Citibank in Dubai and a strong social consciousness have aided him in building iD into the brand and company that it is today. He invested Rs 25,000 to start the batter business initially. He and his cousins supplied the batter to 20 stores in Bengaluru under the brand name ‘ID’. Today iD Fresh Food had a turnover of Rs 160 crore in 2016-17. Mustafa has his two cents for aspiring entrepreneurs: “If you have the passion to start something, do it immediately. Don’t wait for tomorrow,”
|1:30 PM : Lunch|
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