As President of Asia-Pacific Sales, Anand Bhade is responsible for all sales and business development activities for global services and technology solutions in the region. Mr. Bhade draws on more than 24 years of experience in the engineering and IT services field managing executive relationships with key customers in India, Europe and North America.
Mr. Bhade joined Tata Technologies in 1997 as one of the first few hundred employees to work for the company. Past roles include Director of Global Delivery at INCAT (acquired by Tata Technologies), Vice President of Strategic Business and Operations – North America and a number of sales and operational leadership positions worldwide.
As Head of Global Offshore Business, Mr. Bhade led a successful initiative to accelerate offshore revenue growth and designed a process called the Tata Value Innovation Framework, an engineering approach that ensures low cost for product innovation and launch. Mr. Bhade has also been a keynote speaker on the topic at various academic institutions.
Mr. Bhade holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pune and an MBA from Oakland University, Michigan with specialisation in international business.
A Sales Professional with more than 2 decades of experience in the BFSI Sector, Mr. Anand Chari has handled varied positions in Retail Sales, Institutional Sales, Channel Development and Branch Network Management. Mr. Anand Chari has worked with leading Mutual Fund companies like ICICI Prudential and SBI Mutual Fund. He has completed his Post graduate in sales & Marketing from Madurai University.
He joined BSE Ltd in May, 2017 as Assistant General Manager in SME Business development. Presently instrumental in various roles such as creating awareness about SME platform across the regions in country. In one of the annual issue of 2013, Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appreciated the effort of BSE SME for promoting SME listing in India. IOSCO also in its research report of July 2015 mentioned that BSE SME platform is the most cost effective platform for SME listing in the World. BSE SME has received SKOCH achiever award from the hands of Shri Jayant Sinha, Ministry of State for finance and also been awarded as the best SME exchange in India by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Cabinet Minister for MSME. Within 5 years span of time BSE SME Platform has 228 companies listed and another 35 companies have filed their prospectus to get listed. Merchant Bankers have signed mandates with another 50 companies and they are doing the due diligence for filing the prospectus with BSE SME. These 228 companies listed represent 29 sectors have raised an amount of Rs 1,924 crores and the market capitalization is Rs 23,200 crores. The success of this platform has brought a lot of enthusiasm in the market with many more companies and market intermediaries are coming forward to get the companies listed on this platform.
Christophe has more than 20 years experience and expertise in the airline and travel business. During his career,
he had the opportunity to specialise in marketing and a chance to acquire strong expertise in the operational
areas. With a strong focus in revenue management, network planning and pricing, Christophe is also a change
leader in ATM, flight operations and crew management. Christophe has been instrumental in moving forward
the future of flight planning within the SESAR framework.
Christophe has demonstrated his leadership in various roles that include delivery, sales and management.
Passionnate, innovate and sometimes disruptive, he is creative, thinks “out of the box” and is culturally aware
in a lot of places in the world.
Christophe also teaches Revenue Management and Pricing at the ESSCA Business in Angers and International
Organisational Behaviour at France Business School in Poitiers.
Christophe speaks English, French, German and Russian. He has travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle
East, the Americas and Asia Pacific. He lived in FInland, Sweden, Russia, Germany and French Polynesia.
Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, Chairman & CEO of IKP Knowledge Park is responsible for
developing the first Life Science Research Park in India and establishing a sustainable
innovation and knowledge cluster around a science park through a Public-Private
Partnership model. She has deep interest in entrepreneurship, incubation and institution
After brief stints as faculty at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, BITS,
Pilani and as freelance writer and editor of science material for children, she joined the
telecom advisory practice of ICICI Bank Ltd., the largest private bank in India, in 1994. She
was deputed to IKP Knowledge Park as its CEO in August 2001.
Dr. A. Balachandran
Dr.A. Balachandran, General Manager, VIT-Technology Business Incubator (VIT-TBI) is a Mechanical Engineer, MBA and holds a PhD in Management.
He has over twenty-six years of Techno-commercial experience and is in-charge of VIT-TBI from its inception in the year 2003. He mentored and assisted a number of startups and many innovators in the last 13 years. He has been coordinating a number of innovation and entrepreneurship programs (training, funding and capacity development) with the support of various departments of Govt.of India and various other organizations. He successfully executed a project on incubation capacity building initiatives under World Banks’ infoDev program during 2006-07. He coordinated a ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Skills Development Initiative’ project supported by UNIDO for building entrepreneurship and incubation capacity building targeting four West African countries during 2012. He is a certified mentor and Business Incubation Trainer. He is passionate about Technology startups, grooming students and assisting innovators.
Dr. Ignasi Belda
Dr. Ignasi Belda is a young entrepreneur in life sciences that has received multiple awards for his companies,
including the Award Prince of Girona 2014. Belda has founded four international biotechnological companies. In
parallel to these entrepreneurial activities, Belda has been trained in business administration, finances,
economy, accountability and taxation (University of Cambridge and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). His
expertise in life sciences allows him to deeply understand the business behind the finances. Additionally, his
background as engineer gives him a very structured mindset.
Dr. K Suresh Kumar
PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP)
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore – 641 004, INDIA
Dr Suresh Kumar started his career in Coimbatore, in a Textile Machinery Manufacturing company, after which he joined PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP) – The Technology Busines Incubator (TBI) associated with PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India with the foucs to support start-ups in the areas of informtion technology, electronics and mechanical. He has been a part of establishing the incubation facility and building its brand to the stakeholders of entrepreneurship in the institute and in the region.
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan
Heads the Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks and Amrita Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She is the Co-Director of Indo – U. S. and International Initiatives at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She is also the Dean of PG Programs, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore and a Professor at the department of Chemical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
Dr. Krishnashree is an ardent researcher with multi-disciplinary interests, and holds a PhD degree from Clarkson University, NY, USA. Her areas of interest in materials science include, thin films and engineering of materials for electronic applications. She also leads research teams focused on enhancement of laboratory education through virtual laboratories. She holds 29 US patents, and has published widely in highly acclaimed international journals.
Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani
Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Mysore followed by M.Tech in IIT Madras and then Doctorate from
IIT Delhi. His experience of 25+ years began in academics and subsequently for
the past 17+ years in Entrepreneurship Development and Technology Business
He is currently the Executive Director of the Indian STEPs and Business Incubators
Association (ISBA) an Association of which he was a founder Secretary and later
also Vice President. He has been a member of high level expert committee of the
Technology Development Board, Govt. of India, Member of the Committee on
Service Tax Exemption. He is an Advisor to the Uttar Pradesh Govt. promoted
Society IT-UPVAN for promoting Incubators in the State of UP and also Exectuive
Council Member of the State promoted Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society.
Dr. Sandrine Maximilien
Dr Sandrine Maximilien, Attachée for Academic, Scientific & Technological Cooperation,
French Embassy in India / French Institute in India (IFI) – Mumbai
Sandrine Maximilien obtained a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Town Planning, followed by
a PhD in Civil Engineering and Design at INSA Lyon (National Institute of Applied Sciences Lyon
France). She got a position of associate Professor and she led her research work in the field of
materials for construction. After completing her « Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches » (HDR), she
spent almost 5 years in Vietnam as expert for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was Project
Manager of a training program for Vietnamese engineers. She then returned to France where she
was during 4 years deputy Director of international affairs at INSA Lyon as well as researcher in the
lab Mateis and teacher in the Department of Civil Engineering and Town Planning. She joined the
Science Department of the French Embassy in India in September 2014.
Trade and Investment Commissioner – First Secretary Consulate General of Belgium in Mumbai
SUPPLY CHAIN – PLANNING AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT – LEAN
INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUND (EUROPE-ASIA-BRAZIL)
TEAM MANAGEMENT – INTERNAL INTERFACE – PROCESS-PROJECT MANAGEMENT
SAP APO – R/3
FRENCH – ENGLISH – DUTCH – SPANISH – PORTUGUESE
G Ramesh Kumar IAS
Mr G Ramesh Kumar (a seasoned bureaucrat and member of India Administrative Services
[I.A.S.,] of Government of India) has worked for the state government of Punjab and
handled key posts in various government departments including District Administration,
Finance, Technical Education, Employment, Cooperatives, Elections etc.
A technocrat with Bachelors in Electronics from the elite Indian Institute of Technology
(IIT) Madras and Masters in Public Administration from Maxwell School of Public
Administration, Syracuse University, USA , Mr Ramesh Kumar is now heading the National
Scheduled Tribes Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC), an apex organisation of
Government of India for the economic development of diverse tribes in India, since June
As CEO of the corporation, he launched numerous initiatives to address the present
challenges and opportunities for the Corporation like entrepreneurship development amongst
the tribes, offering more finance to tribes for setting up bigger income generating units,
expanding the gamut of its financing schemes, making available finance to tribal students,
creating awareness, funds mobilisation from the Government and corporate, introduction of
technology in internal processes, creating sensitivity and skill development.
To create awareness and sensitise the mainstream people about tribal , its culture, art and
products , Mr Ramesh Kumar organised the first National Tribal festival in New Delhi with
funding from Government of India.
Completed M.S. in Embedded Systems, with 16+ years of experience in design & development of Automotive Electronics.
Hands on experience with various Electric Vehicles including 2/3/4 Wheelers, Truck and Bus. After completing 3 years in
Tata and 11 years at Mahindra, started own company called GetMy Solutions Pvt Ltd (GMS). Various Electric 2 Wheeler
products and also different Solar based products are designed, developed and being manufactured at GMS. As a director
and a key inventor, have 4 patents applied and 4 designs registered on name.
• International Investment Advisor Consultant at AWEX (same as above);
• International Business Developer;
• Specialization on Indian market & culture – Good network in India;
• Project management, marketing strategy, implementation advises, international coaching, events
International Investment Advisor Consultant at Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency
Office & Operations Manager at Flying-Cam
Leo le Duc
Director Science & Business Amsterdam Science Park
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Head Sciences & Humanities (and deputy-director) at the Directorate of Research and Science Policy.
Leading a team of (senior) specialist and policy makers in various scientific fields such as Language &
Literature, Social Sciences, Biology, Aerospace, Astronomy, ICT, ed. In addition, I represent the Department
in many national and international fora such as the Council on Defence Research at TNO, the Dutch Space
Office (NSO), the OECD Global Science Forum and the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures
Previous position at the ministry:
Head Finance and Organisation bat the Directorate of Research and Science Policy
Leading the Finance-and Organization department of the Research and Science Policy Directorate, consisting
of 14 individuals with very different backgrounds and activities. The emphasis was on financial, administrative
and legal aspects as well as housing-, IT- and personnel matters. As head of the department I participated in
the management of the directorate and I translated the management policies in the policy for the department.
I entered in external consultations with ministries, research institutions, representatives from the field,
accountants, etc. The total budget amounted to over € 1 billion euros.
Vice President & Managing Director, Altair Engineering
Mr. Pavan Kumar is the Vice President & Managing Director, Altair Engineering ASEAN & INDIA. He is responsible for overall revenue and profitability of Altair in the region comprising of Middle East, India and the ASEAN countries. In addition to sales, his responsibility includes the management of the Indian subsidiary. Under his stewardship, Altair’s revenue in this region has increased by over 5.5 times in the last 10 years, while the head count has grown from 100 engineers to nearly 500 today, with emerging development centres at Chennai and Pune. Mr. Kumar has over 25 years of experience in Engineering Software, Services and Hardware domains in multiple sectors, having worked in crucial positions at Autodesk, Silicon Graphics, Onward and OMC Computers. Mr. Kumar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Production Engineering and a PGDM in Marketing and Sales
Phil is the Chief Executive of Business Foundations Inc, a multi-site business incubator and
advisory organisation in Western Australia. Clients of the organisation include people
wanting to start a small business, existing small to medium-sized businesses, manufacturers
and researchers commercialising technology. Specific services range from one to one
advisory sessions to business incubation, group training to workshop presentations,
mentoring to networking.
Phil has qualifications in small business facilitation, company management and agricultural
science, and is recognised as an industry expert in the field of small business development.
He has published widely on SME and micro-enterprise development issues with particular
reference to international best practice in business incubator operations. He has conducted
international research and published comparative international studies on the provision of
SME and micro-enterprise business advisory and support services.
He holds key positions on a number of national boards and associations including being the
current Vice-President of the Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI) and deputy
chairman of Business Innovation and Incubation Australia (BIIA) and former Chairman of
the organisation. He has previously sat on several Australian Federal and State Ministerial
boards and committees, investigating the provision of services and training to Australian
Associate Vice President, Education Services & Initiatives, TATA Technologies Ltd. is responsible for making successful Industry-Academia engagements to bridge the skill gap and thereby creating industry ready engineers.
He has in total of 26 Years of diverse experience in Manufacturing Industry predominantly in Automotive and Industrial Heavy Machinery.
Expert in product design development, he has worked with many international OEMs like FIAT, Chrysler, Daimler, Case New Holland, Tata Motors etc.
He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Pune University. In the past he has served as Global Head of Electrical.
In the recent past out of his own passion and thinking of engineering education sustainability he started supporting the different education initiatives in TATA Technologies.
Vadim Kotelnikov has vast global experience. He worked in over 50 countries. He worked as a scientist, a government official and a United Nations official. Today he is a global entrepreneur, innovation guru, business consultant, and trainer. He invented several breakthrough empowering tools – Business e-Coach, Innovation Football (Innoball), Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools – that help entrepreneurs and innovators globally achieve greater success.
Vadim Kotelnikov is:
Inventor and author of inspiration Business e-Coach (1000ventures.com) that helps individual and organizations unlock their entrepreneurial creativity and become great innovators and market leaders
Founder of Innovarsity – free online innovation university
Founder and Global Coordinator of Innompic Games – global intellectual Olympics for innovators, people who change the World.
Founder of e-Muromets – virtual business incubator that helps physically challenged people become internet entrepreneurs, freelancers and virtual team members.
Managing Director, DesignTech Systems Ltd Mr. Vikas Khanvelkar has rich experience of over 30 years in CAD/CAM industry. He has acquired his Bachelor of Engineering in (Electronics & Telecomm) from College of Engineering Pune (COEP). He has also pursued his Master’s in Business Administration and specialized in Marketing. Prior to starting his own business DesignTech Systems Ltd in 1998, Mr. Khanvelkar was associated with HCL Infosystems for 9 years, where he was heading CAD/CAM Division as a Country Manager for 5 years. After promoting DesignTech in 1998, he has pioneered use of CAD/CAM/CAE software solutions in SMEs across all industrial segments all over India. He proliferated use of CAD/CAM/CAE software in Educational Institutes and popularized CAD/CAM as a career option among Mechanical Engineering students. He is regularly invited as a guest faculty in many Management and Engineering Institutes to enrich the students on the aspects of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technological aspects.
Vinay Marje has an experience of 20 years which covers Industry, Software development and
In the current role at MSC Software as Senior Manager – Education and Skill Development Business,
Vinay is helping Academia-Industry collaboration with several initiatives to bridge the skill gap of
Engineering under-graduates and help them be ready for the Industry.
Vinay has a B.E. Mechanical Degree from Shivaji University and Diploma in Advanced Computing
Assistant Manager at Ascendas-Singbridge
Assistant Manager at Ascendas-Singbridge
April 2014 – Present
Portfolio and Asset Management
Senior Associate at PwC
August 2010 – March 2014 (3 years 8 months)
Assurance – Real Estate