Saurabh Kochhar – Co-Founder & CBO – Foodpanda
The on-demand economy is forever expanding into new industries. Is it taking over? Our panel are set to cut through the hype and discuss what it takes to create a smart market place when it’s survival of the fittest.
Foodpanda, a global online food delivery marketplace, allows users to place orders at local restaurants via its website or app. Saurabh joins Greg Moran from Zoomcar and UrbanClap Co-Founder Abhiraj Bhal on Centre stage.
Life on demand – Centre Stage – 10.30am
Nathan Eagle – CEO – Jana
Jana Founder Nathan Eagle will discuss the challenges and successes of launching the Jana platform and how data can help build strong relationships between users, brands, and developers.
Jana have over 30 million users on their mCent app and hundreds of clients, including Twitter, Amazon, and Tencent.
Leveraging data to reach the next billion – Centre Stage – 10.50am
Kunal Kapoor – Actor – Ketto
The crowdfunding effect – Centre Stage – 11.45am
Crowdfunding platforms have supported a new wave of social and creative endeavours. Ketto has positioned itself as a continental leader. No stranger to the limelight, Bollywood star Kunal Kapoor is only getting started. See him on Centre Stage along with Quartz journalist Itika Sharma Punit.
Bask Iyer – Chief Information Officer – VMWare
Creating an environment for innovation hubs – Enterprise Stage – 12.30pm
The CIO VMWare, the world’s largest virtualisation software company, explains how to foster an environment that prompts innovation and the necessary tools to attain it. VMWare was Acquired by Dell in October, 2015 and has over 10,000 employees. Catch Bask Iyer on the Enterprise Stage at 12.30pm.
Kavin Mittal – Founder & CEO – Hike Messenger
Shoot the messenger – Centre Stage – 12.45pm
Having been funded by a number of Silicon Valley veterans, Hike messenger is taking on the giants of tech and building a platform primarily for India. No one understands the market quite like Kavin Mittal. Join him as he discusses his grand vision for Hike on Centre Stage.Make sure you don’t miss any talks at SURGE, check out the full schedule.