Agenda | SAP Startups and Unicorns Theatre
Startups and Unicorns Theatre

April 20th, 2023
1:30pm onwards
Jio World Convention Centre,
BKC, Mumbai  

Startups and Unicorns Theatre


Indian startups have the potential to play a crucial role in India's growth over the next decade. With the country's rapidly growing economy and population, startups can drive innovation, create jobs, and address pressing societal challenges.

Moreover, the Indian government's focus on promoting entrepreneurship through initiatives such as Startup India and the Atmanirbhar Bharat is likely to further support the growth of startups in the country.

However, to fully leverage the potential of startups, Indian founders will need to address challenges such as access to capital, regulatory hurdles, and talent shortage, among others. Presenting the Startup Social at SAP NOW India

Time Title Speakers
1:30 - 1:50 PM                                                                              Keynote: The Pivotal role of startups and founders in defining India's decade of dominance in Tech Rajan Navani, Founder and CEO, JetSynthesys
1:50 - 2:10 PM Grow With SAP : Partnering for growth and scaleups


Sanket Deodhar, VP and Head of Business, Digital Natives and TATA Business


2:10 - 2:40 PM

Panel: Scaling with Resilient Growth Strategies

Solving the scale imperative considering the macro-economic conditions and financial headwinds. The panel will feature VCs in conversation with startup leaders

Avinash Kasinathan, CEO, CensaNext Systems (a WayCool enterprise)


Deepak Gupta, Co-Founder & COO, Bombay Shaving Company


Rohit Agarwal, CFO, upGrad


Sabyasachi Goswami
Perfios Software Solutions

2:40 - 3:00 PM

Fireside Chat: 'Startup India' and the success of India's ecosystem

The fireside chat talks about the success of the Indian startup ecosystem with a leading startup

Nitish Mittersain, CEO and Jt MD, Nazara Technologies 


Sudakshina Ghosh, Industry Business Architect - Digital Natives and Unicorns, SAP India

3:00 - 3:20 PM

Panel Discussion: Startups and 'Make in India'

For Indian startups, Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat have been rallying calls which has mobilized founders, employees and startups. The fireside chat brings this success to light, and the role of technology in enabling this.

Raja Gayam, Co-Founder - Biliti Electric Inc


Varun Agni, Founder, Bounce


Shahid Shaikh, Director - Digital Natives and Startups, SAP India

 3:20 - 3:50 PM                         

Panel: Redefining CFO's role as the center office

The CFO today has the task cut out to bring down expenses but still ensure the same growth momentum is maintained. So what CFOs today doing to address this double whammy?

Meeta Aggarwal, CFO, Licious


Prabhat Agarwal, CFO- PristynCare 


Rohin Vig, CFO, Acko


Vivek Venkatesan, CFO- Ninjacart


Steve Scott, Head of APJ, Taulia

3:50 - 4:10 PM      

Price Optimization - How to avoid losses and be more profitable

Stefan Mugler, AI Consultant, GK Software
4:10 - 4:40 PM    

Panel: Powering Omnichannel Engagement to Drive Growth and Revenue. 

The session will feature CMOs and CPTO's to address on Omnichannel engagement, Immersive CX, Conversational Experiences, Deeper personalisation, Consumer well-being and sentiment reshaping CX

Ajit Narayanan, CTPO, Licious

Sanket Narkar, Head of Marketing - Physicswallah

Saunak Ghosh, CMO, Turtlemint

Sam Rosenthal, Global Sales Lead, SAP Emarsys

4:40 - 5:10 PM

Growth with a Winning Culture


Talent management is a critical aspect of any organization, and it is particularly important for startups. In a startup, every team member is essential to the success of the business, and the right talent can make a significant difference in achieving growth and scalability.

Priya Satyarthee, Director - Strategic Unicorn Partnerships, SAP India

Arun Seshadri, Director - People Success, Chargebee

Ajoy Clement Salve, Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer, Xpressbees

Kartik Rao, Group Chief People Officer, Good Glamm Group

5:10 - 5:35 PM Startup Showcase in by SAP.iO  
6:20 PM onwards Evening Entertainment,Cocktail & Dinner  

Rajan Navani
Founder, JetSynthesys

Sanket Deodhar
VP - Sales & Head- Digital Native & TATA Group business
SAP India

Ajit Narayanan
Chief Product & Technology Officer

Ajoy Clement Salve
Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer

Avinash Kasinathan

CensaNext Systems (a WayCool enterprise)

Arun Seshadri
Director - People Success

Deepak Gupta

Co-Founder & COO, Bombay Shaving Company

Kartik Rao
Group Chief People Officer
Good Glamm Group

Meeta Agarwal

Nitish Mittersain
Nazara Technologies 

Prabhat Agarwal

CFO- PristynCare 

Raja Gayam
Biliti Electric Inc

Rohin Vig

CFO, Acko

Rohit Agarwal
Head of Finance

Sabyasachi Goswami 


Perfios Software Solutions 

Sanket Narkar
Head of Marketing – Physicswallah

Saunak Ghosh


Stefan Mugler
AI Consultant
GK Software
Steve Scott
Head of APJ

Varun Agni

Vivek Venkatesan
CFO- Ninjacart

Priya Satyarthee
Director - Strategic Unicorn Partnerships
SAP India

Sam Rosenthal
Global Sales Lead
SAP Emarsys 

Shahid Shaikh
Director - Digital Natives and Startups
SAP India

Sudakshina Ghosh
Industry Business Architect - Digital Natives and Unicorns
SAP India

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