VENUE: MAIN HALL – WODEYAR

Dignitaries : 

Mr. Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
Mr. Priyank Kharge, Minister of IT & BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka
Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD Biocon
Mr. Benjamin Storey, Strategic Marketing Director, Rolls Royce
Ms.Vanitha Narayanan, Chairman, IBM-India
Mr. Dipesh Shah, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute
Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS – Principal Secretary, Dept. of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka
Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General STPI
Ms. Salma K Fahim, IAS, Director, Directorate of IT & BT and Managing Director, KBITS

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VENUE: HALL 2 – HOYSALA.

Speakers/Panelists : 

Mr. Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo India.
Nachiket Sukhtankar, Senior Managing Director & Technology, Geographic Lead for India, Accenture India.
Vijay Chandru, Chairman, Strand LifeSciences .
Ms. Nivruthi Rai, Country Head, Intel India.

Moderator :

Mridu Bhandari, Editor-Special Projects, CNBC TV18.

VENUE: HALL 4 – KADAMBA

TECHNOLOGY AHEAD

Speakers/Panelists : 

Anu Sridharan, Next Drop
Anu Acharya, Mapmygenome
Sunita Maheswari, Teleradio Systems
Arpita Ganesh, Buttercups

Moderator:
Shaili Chopra

PLENARY SESSION

Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT & Tourism, Government of Karnataka.
Roopa Moudgil, IPS
Ritesh Mehta, Head-Economic Initiatives, Facebook.
Kavita Mohammad, Egon Zehnder

RESTART: BRING WOMEN BACK TO WORK

Speakers/Panelists :

Manjula Dharmalingam, Her Second Innings.
Neha Bhagaria, Jobs for her
Sheetal Arora, Women Restart
Vasanthi HariPrakash, Pickle Jar

Moderator:
Kiran Manral

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Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

 

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. KK Narayanan, Founder & Chairman, Kottaram Agro-Foods; Founder and Former MD, Metahelix Life Sciences; Member, Vision Group of Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. P. Ananda Kumar, Director, Indian Institute for Rice Research, Hyderabad.

Dr. Vijay Paranjpe, Sathguru Management Consultants – Hyderabad, Bangladesh – Bt  Brinjal Project – Feed the Future.

Dr. TM Manjunath, Former Director- Monsanto Research Centre, Agriculture Biotechnologist, Bengaluru.

Mr. V K Ravichandran, Practicing Farmer; Author of Global Farmer and Founder of ProAgro Group on Farmers’ Issues, Chennai, TN.

Mr. Bhagirath Choudhary, Founder Director at South Asia Biotechnology Centre.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

 

Chair/Coordinator : 

Prof. S. Ramaswamy, Senior Professor, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. Arun Chandavarkar, CEO & Joint MD, Biocon Limited, Bangalore.

Dr. Jogin Desai, Founder – CEO,  EyeStem Research, Bengaluru.

Dr.Harsha Doddihal, Medical Director-Oncology, IQVIA (Quantiles), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Dr. HS Subramanya, Deputy Director, Institute for Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology, Electronic City, Bengaluru.

Dr. Ajith V. Kamath, Executive Director, Mitra Biotech, Woburn-MA, USA & Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, Vice Chancellor, Trans Disciplinary University.

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Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

 

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. PM Murali, CEO – Evolva Biotech,  Chenai, President ABLE, Member- VGBT,  Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Ms. Patricia Hoyle, Vice President / Head of Global Intellectual Property- Evolva  BioTech,  Basel,  Switzerland.

Dr.  Balakrishna Pisupati, Vice Chancellor- Trans Disciplinary University, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Mr. T. Narendran, Technical Officer – IPR;   National Biodiversity Authority, Taramani, Chennai, TN.

Mr. Durgesh Mukharya, Partner at K&S Partners, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

 

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. Meenakshi Bhat, Senior Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Professor, Centre for Human Genetics, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. Ratna Puri, Senior Consultant and Vice Chairperson, Department of Medical Genetics, Sir Gangaram Hospital, Delhi.  

Dr. Sandeep Sahney, Head of Japan & Asia-Pacific region (JPAC), Sanofi-Genzyme company , Gurugram, Haryana.

Ms. Dhanya Ravi, Founder, Amrithvarshini Charitable Society for Support of OI Patients; Awardee, Inspired Indian Foundation Award.

Dr. Vijay Chandru, Co-Founder & Chairman, Strand Life Sciences, Member VGBT – GoK, Bengaluru.

Dr.  Sanjeeva GN, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore.

Mr. Ravdeep Singh Anand, Founder President, Dystrophy Annihilation Research Trust (DART), Bengaluru.

VENUE : MAIN HALL  – WODEYAR

Speakers/Panelists : 

GNV Subbarao, MD ABB GISPL.

Sandhya Vasudevan, Deutsche Bank, Managing Director at DBOI Global Services Pvt Ltd.

Dipti Vachani, VP, IOT, GM, Quark Solutions Division,  INTEL.

Amit Jain, CEO, Uber India.

 

Moderator:

Mr. KrishnaKumar Natarajan, Executive Chairperson – Mindtree.

VENUE : MAIN HALL – WODEYAR

Cheif Guest :

Suvarna Raju, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. Ram Kaundinya, Independent Director on the board of Syngenta India; Former Director of Advanta Limited, Hyderabad.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. Bharat Char, Lead-Biotechnology @ Mahyco Seeds Ltd, Jalna, Maharashtra.  

Dr. Raja Mugasimangalam, CEO, Genotypic Technology, Bengaluru.

Dr. TM Manjunath, Former Director- Monsanto Research Center, Consultant-Agri Biotechnology & Integrated Pest Management, Bengaluru.

Dr. Usha Vijayaraghavan, Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science,  Malleswaram, Bengaluru.

Dr. Shital Dixit, Business Development Manager at Keygene N.V. Wageningen, Gelderland Province, Netherlands.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Prof. K. Muniyappa, Division of Biological Sciences, IISc, Malleswaram, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. Vishal Rao, Cancer  Specialist & Consultant, HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru.  

Dr. V. Balasubramanian, President R&D – Executive Director, BugWorks, Bengaluru.

Prof. Shiv K Sarin, Director, Institute of Liver and Bilary Science, D-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

Dr. TS Balganesh, President, GangaGen Biotech Private Ltd, Yeshawanthpur, Bengaluru.

Dr. Sudeshna Adak, CEO & Director, OmiX Research and Diagnostics Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.

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Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. CL Laxmipathi  Gowda, Former Deputy Director General, ICRISAT, Hyderabad; Co-Founder, Grsv Consulting Services, Bengaluru, Mysuru.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Prof. M. Uday Kumar, Professor – Emeritus, Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural  Sciences- GKVK, Bengaluru.  

Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Program Director for Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dr. Jana Kholova, Scientist- Cereal Physiology, CGIAR, ICRISAT- Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dr. Vibha Choudhary, Senior Faculty, Institute for Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Electronics City, Bengaluru.

Dr. Piyush Mishra, Technology Lead, Food Security, Tata Services Limited, Bengaluru.

Dr.  Malali Gowda, Professor – Trans Disciplinary University & FRLHT, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Prof. Vijay Chandru, Co-Founder- Strand Life, Hebbal, Bengaluru  & Professor  IISc, Member VGBT.

 

Speakers/Panelists : 

Dr. Vijay Agarwal, Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at HCG Hospitals, Bengaluru.  

Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Neuro Psychiatrist – Professor @ NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

Prof. Ramesh Hariharan, Chief Technology Officer, Strand Life, Hebbal,  Bengaluru.

Dr.  Manjiri  Bakre, CEO- OncoStem Diagnostics Private Limited,  Bengaluru.

Dr. K.S. Ramanujan, Computational Biology, and IPR, BugWorks,  Bengaluru.

Dr. Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues, Co-Founder & Chief of Operations – Zumutor Biologics Inc, Bengaluru and Walthan-Boston MA, USA.

Dr. Arkasubhra Ghosh, Head of Department, Grow Research Laboratory, Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru.

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Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Mr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan, Chairman & Co-Founder, Sea6Energy Pvt. Ltd., Member VGBT-GOK, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers/Panelists : 

Dr.  Mainak Chakraborty, Green Power Systems (GPS) Renewables Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru.  

Dr.  Laxmi Narasimhan, General Manager- Centre for Novel Catalytic Materials., CTO, Shell  Technology Centre, Bengaluru.

Dr. YB Ramakrishna, Chairman – Biofuels Group, Ministry of Petroleum and     Natural, Chairman – Taskforce on Methanol production through Biomass – NITI AAYOG,   Member – Apex committee “Methanol Economy” – NITI AAYOG.

Dr. Senthil Chinnasamy, Chief Technology Officer, ABAN group, Chennai.

Dr.  Santanu Dasgupta, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai.

Dr.  Nelson Vadassery, Co-Founder, Sea6Energy Private Limited,  Bengaluru.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr.  B V Ravikumar, Founder-Managing Director, XCYTON Diagnostics Limited, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers/Panelists : 

Dr. T S Balganesh, President, GangaGen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Yeshavanthpur, Bengaluru.  

Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd., Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dr.  Chitra Pattabiraman, Wellcome Trust – DBT Alliance Fellow, National Centre for Biological Sciences & NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

Dr. Bhavani VP, Founder – CEO , Pentavalent Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., IBAB, Electronics City, Bengaluru.

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Venue : HALL 2 – HOYSALA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. P M Murali, CEO-EVOLVA Biotech, Chennai, President- ABLE, Member-VGBT, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers/Panelists : 

Dr. HV Thulasiram, Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.  

Dr.  S. Shriram Ragavan, Vice President, Evolva Biotech, Chennai, TN.

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, Synthetic Biology Unit, Institute for Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Electronics City, Bengaluru.

Dr.  Mukund Thattai, Accidental Biologist- Microbe Evolution, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. Satya P Dash, Director-Impact Lab (from Jan 2018), PATH India, New Delhi; Former  Head Strategy BIRAC-DBT,  New Delhi.

 

Speakers/Panelists : 

Dr.  Sanjay Lodha, Asst Vice President- Operations, Kemwell Biopharma Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru.  

Mr. Anurag Agarwal, Managing Director – Natural Remedies, Bengaluru.

Dr.  Subramani Ramachandrappa, Chief Managing Director, Richcore Life Sciences, Bengaluru.

Mr. GS Krishnan, Regional President, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., Whitefield, Bengaluru.

Mr. B.  Chandrashekar Nair, Founder –Director, BigTec Private Limited, Bengaluru.

Dr. Dhananjay Dendukuri, Co Founder –CEO, Achira Labs Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru.

VENUE: MAIN HALL – WODEYAR

Speakers/Panelists:

Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals.

Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, Chairman & CEO, IKP Knowledge Park.

Dr. Ezhil Subbian, Cheif Technology Officier, String Bio Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Meena Ganesh, CEO, Portea Medical.

 

Moderator:

Ms. Shaili Chopra, She the People.

VENUE: MAIN HALL – WODEYAR

Chief Guest:

Dr. Anurag Kumar, Director, Indian Institute Of Science.

 

Guest Of Honor:

Dr. G. Padmanaban, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute Of Science.

Dr. H. Sharat Chandra, HON Director, Centre For Human Genetics, Bengaluru Helix Park, Electronics City.

Dr. N. Yathindra, Director – IBAB, Institute For Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology.

Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Prof. Utpal Tatu, Division of Biological Sciences,  Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. Suresh Honnapagol, Animal Commissioner of India,  Government of India, New Delhi, Former VC- KVAFSU, Karnataka.

Dr.  KK. Vijayan, Director, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture & Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Ministry of Agriculture), Chennai.

Dr. Louisia  GambleHead Nurse, Post BVNA President, United Kingdom.

Dr. SM Byre Gowda,  Joint Director, Veterinary Biologicals  Production, IAH&VB, KVAFSU, Hebbal, Bengaluru.

Prof. MN VenugopalDirector – Dean, College of Fisheries, KVAFSU,  Mangaluru.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

Chair/Coordinator : 

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) NCBS Cluster – GKVK Campus, Bengaluru.

Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Managing Director- Bengaluru Bioinnovation Centre, Electronics  City, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Mr. Bobba Venkatadri, General Partner – VentureEast International – San Francisco, USA & Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Mr. Ganapathy Venugopal, Co Founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Mr.  Naveen Asrani, Director – Startups  at Microsoft  India, Bengaluru.

Dr. Ajay Bhardwaj, Founder- CEO, Anthem Biosciences, Bengaluru.

Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of IT-BT S&T and Tourism, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru.

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Venue : HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

 

Chair/Coordinator : 

Mr.  Narayanan Suresh, Chief Operating Officer, ?Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE), Bengaluru.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Mr. Remko Van Leewen, Director, AIGHD Foundation, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Ms. Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development, National Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom.

Mr. Rahul Padmanaba, India Lead – Select USA , Bengaluru.

Dr. Shrishendu Mukherjee, Mission Director: DBT-BIRAC-BMGF – Wellcome Trust, New Delhi.

Mr. Gitesh Agarwal, Commissioner – Trade & Investment Queensland, Australia in Bengaluru.

Venue : HALL 4 – KADAMBA

 

Chair/Coordinator : 

Ms. Dola Mukherjee, Head of Business Human Resources, Biocon Ltd., Bangalore.

Dr. S. Balasubramanya, Senior Consultant – KBITS, Department of IT-BT  S&T, Tourism, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru.

 

Speakers / Panelists : 

Dr. Sandhya Mandlekar, Head – Pharmaceutical Candidate Optimization, Biocon Bristol-Meyers Squibb Research Centre, Bengaluru.

Mr. Ernest Louis, Managing Director & Chief People Officer, India Value Fund Advisors, Mumbai.

Dr. Arun Krishnan, Founder – CEO  nFactorial Analytical Sciences, Bengaluru.

Mr. Shyam Suryanarayanan, Founder – CEO of C+ Drive, Science Talent Specialist, Bengaluru.

Dr. Shivakumar Swamy, Senior Faculty, Institute for  Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Electronics City, Bengaluru.

Mr. Devesh Srivastava, Head –  HR & Corporate Services, Apotex India, Mumbai.

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VENUE: HALL 3 – VIJAYANAGARA

Chief Guest: 

Mr. Prakash Raj, Indian Film Actor

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Speakers: 

Dr. Naganand Doraswamy, Founder & Managing Director, ISPIRT.

Dr. Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister For IT, BT & Tourism, Government Of Karnataka.

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