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TechSparks 2017 - Curated Highlights from Social Media

50 key contributors on social media

We are contextually live curating the conversations about YourStory's TechSparks 2017.

"About TechSparks 2017:

For eight years, TechSparks has been the best platform to showcase, meet and connect the leaders of India’s startup ecosystem with those set to create disruption. It is where the pioneers and the legends gather together to work to make the dream of a digitally empowered India a reality

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How Fintech is making #DigitalIndia a reality

Srikanth Rajagopalan, Head - Financial Services, Amazon Internet Services

Bala Parthasarathy, Co-founder & CEO, MoneyTap

Sampad Swain, Co-founder & CEO, Instamojo

Sashank Rishyasringa, Co-founder, Capital Float

Amit Shah, Senior President & Country Head, YES BANK

How to make successful exits happen in India?

Radhika Nair, Editor - Special Projects, YourStory (Moderator)

Jyothirmayee JT, Founder CEO, HiveMinds

Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund

Vikram Vaidyanathan, MD, Matrix Partners

Alok Goyal, Partner, Stellaris Venture Partners

What does it take for an accelerator to succeed in India?

Madanmohan Rao, Research Director, YourStory (Moderator)

Madhurima Agarwal, Sr. Manager - Netapp Excellerator

Abhishek Gupta, COO, TLabs

Ganapathy Venugopal, Co-founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures

Amit Shah, Senior President & Country Head, YES BANK

Siddharth Balachandran, Airbus BizLab

Naveen Asrani, Director Startups, Microsoft Corporation India

Future of Technology

Alok Soni, YourStory (Moderator)

Amr Awadallah, Founder and CTO, Cloudera,

Vibhore Sharma, CTO,

Piyush Shah, Chief Product Officer, InMobi Anil Goel, CTO, OYO Rooms

How to build private labels at scale out of India?

Preeta Sukhtankar, Founder, The Label Life

Sussanne Khan, Style Editor, The Label Life

Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory

Why are investors bullish about fintech in 2017?

Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners

What are the VCs thinking right now

Radhika Nair, Editor - Special Projects, YourStory (Moderator)

Himanshu Gulati, Partnerships and Product Incubation, Samsung

Bala Srinivasa, Partner Kalaari Capital

Parag Dhol, Managing Partner, Inventus Capital Advisors

Karthik Reddy, Managing Partner, Blume Ventures

Powering ideas & innovation in the brave, new digital world

Sunil Sood, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India

Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory

Innovation re-interpreted: Germany as the next startup frontier

Margit Hellwig Botte, German Consul General, Bengaluru (Moderator)

Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director, Siemens Healthcare

Ramakrishna D, GM - Business Unit Development, (Strategy & Innovation), Bosch India

Jannis Busch, Bayer Pharma

Prof. Dr. H.C. Jurgen Lehmann, President, Hof University, Applied Sciences

Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, Vice President, IoT and Digital Connected Assets, SAP

What’s this ‘Bitcoin’ thing?

Abhishek Gopal, Co-founder & CEO, ThroughBit Technologies

Mohammed Roshan, Co-founder & CTO, ThroughBit Technologies

Solving real-world problems using AI and ML

Gaurav Goswami, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Expert, IBM Digital Business Group

Krishna Chaitanya Balaga, Watson and Cloud Developer, IBM

Mobile-led investments in India

Varsha Tagare, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory

What it takes to navigate the choppy waters of Indian e-commerce

Radhika Agarwal, Founder & CBO, ShopClues

Radhika Nair, Editor - Special projects, YourStory