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BCIC Innovation Day, 2018

Event Detail

 “BCIC Innovation Day” will be a full day event to showcase a number of speaker sessions and panel discussions with very senior leaders from the industry and will be multi-track. The event is intended to showcase breakthrough innovations in our industry today and technological possibilities around us.

The planning for topics and speakers for the event is underway at this moment. The topics will be broadly from the following areas but not limited to:

Block chain | Artificial Intelligence | Data and Cloud | Cyber Security | Smart Conversational Platforms | IOT | Robotics | Payment systems | Immersive Experience (AR/VR)

The speakers are being selected keeping in mind they are the best of the industry and acclaimed professionals and SMEs in their areas. (Please refer to some of the speaker details below).

This event will also include the Awards session for “BCIC Inclusive Innovation Awards 2018” to identify, promote and support early stage Technology Start-ups and Innovators from Karnataka in an Inclusive manner. The target of this award is to identify start-ups and innovators who are still at an early stage and need all the visibility, validation, mentorship and support from the industry. We are also planning to specifically encourage start-ups in the areas of Social Impact, Assistive Technology, Women- led and Student-Led innovations.

This will be a Free event – part of the audience are going to be invited from curated list of organisations and senior and technical roles, especially to GCCs/prominent Product companies/Large service companies, a host of senior representations will be there from start-ups.

Some of the passes will be opened up through public mediums like EventsHigh/Explara and also through targeted channels like “Meetup” and also through Social Media.


    • Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), under the aegis of its ICT Expert Committee, are hosting an Innovation event – BCIC Innovation Day, on the 8th June, 2018. The theme for this Event will be Start-ups, Innovation and Products.

      Speakers Details

      Speaker 1: Bhaktha Keshavachar, Founder and CTO, EzeTap  

      Bio: Mr. Bhaktha Keshavachar is the Co-Founder of Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and serves as its Chief Technology Officer and Director. Mr. Kesavachar holds a BE from UVCE (Bangalore) and MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

      Speaker 2: Pramod Singh, Chief Analytics Officer, VP, Data Sciences and Analytics   

      Bio: Pramod has lead advanced analytics teams in areas of customer knowledge management, e- business , global business intelligence in IT  and digital and big data analytics. Pramod has PhD and Masters in Mathematics from University of Arkansas and an MBA in Marketing. Pramod is author of several published papers and patent and regular speaker at international conferences.

      Speaker 3: Jitan S Chandanani, , Partner - Blockchain Leader at IBM

      Bio: Jitan Chandanani is IBM's Blockchain Leader for India and South Asia. In his role, he is responsible for helping clients enable the capability and strengths of blockchain in their current environment to drive business growth and future opportunities. Jitan is also involved with assisting industry groups within banking, insurance and telecom to form alliances and consortiums for Blockchain enabled use cases.

      Speaker 4: Suresh Bhagavatula, Associate Professor and Chairperson Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, NSRCEL, IIM  Bangalore  

      Bio: Professor Bhagavatula's research interests are in two partly overlapping domains-Entrepreneurship and Social Networks. In Entrepreneurship, his interests are in both low and high technology firms in India. Within the Social Network domain, he is interested in understanding the influence of social capital on performance of entrepreneurs and teams.

      Speaker 5: Nitin Garg, Director, ISME  

      Bio: Mr. Nitin Garg holds a Masters of Business Administration from Tepper School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and, Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. Nitin has been instrumental in establishing International School of Management Excellence (ISME, Bangalore) as the founding Director.

      Speaker 6: Dr. Balamuralidhar P, Principal Scientist &Head, TCS Innovation Labs

      Bio: Dr. Balamuralidhar P is a Principal Scientist in Embedded Systems and Robotics Research, TCS Research and Innovation, at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS). He has over 30 years of research and development experience in Systems for Signal Processing, Communications, and the Internet of Things. His major areas of current research include different aspects of Cyber Physical Systems, Cognitive Robotics, and Computer Vision.

      Speaker 7: Mahesh Rangarajan, Enterprise Architect, CTO Group at Tata Consultancy Services​  

      Bio: Mahesh Rangarajan is a practicing Platforms and Enterprise Architect and heads the Drones Incubation Program at TCS. He focuses on delivering advanced automation solutions leveraging increasingly sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles. His current areas of study include the intersections between man, machine, and material collaboration, and associated real-world problems worth solving.

      Speaker 8: Vijai S Raghunathan, Global Lead - Insurance Domain and Advisory Group at Wipro

      Bio: Global consulting professional having 20+ years of experience in digital transformation, building industry solutions /managing a large consulting team. Sold & delivered complex projects ranging from Social CRM/customer engagement, strategy consulting, Omni channel distribution, underwriting, claims & policy transformation. Digital expertise includes discovery, design and development of digital vision & solutions across web, mobile, social and IOT.


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