Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015, scheduled to be held on June 24 at The Lalit in New Delhi will highlight various trending mobile focused themes that intersect with technology, innovations, investments and tailor-made Indian demands that advance Indian mobile ecosystem.
The day-long forum will bring together leading mobile strategists, mobile leaders behind leading consumer facing brands, mobile technology developers, leading & emerging mobile entrepreneurs, angel and marquee venture capital investors besides mentors and deal makers.
Take a look at the detailed agenda & list of speakers:
8:15am – 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration
9:30am – 9:45am
9:45am – 10:30am
Panel I: Building mobile first, mobile only businesses in India – challenges & opportunities
With a vibrant mobile economy in India, everything seems to be happening on mobile these days. Businesses have been seen moving from mobile first to mobile only as smartphones and mobile internet penetration are on an up-tide. How has been the experience for mobile first businesses in India? How will mobile only pan out for Indian consumers? Will we see large consumer internet businesses following the likes of Myntra shutting their websites and be mobile only? While experts’ debate that mobile is the future, is the time right to go mobile only? What are the challenges & opportunities involved in mobile only? How are investors looking at investing in mobile only businesses in India?
Alok Goel – Former CEO, FreeCharge.in
Subramanya Sharma – CMO & Sr. Vice President – Products, Cleartrip
Anurag Singh – Co-founder & Executive Director, Affle – India
Ankit Khanna – Sr. Vice President- Product, Snapdeal.com
Rahul Khanna – Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital (Moderator)
10:35am – 11:15am
Panel II: Monetising mobile content – the way forward
Mobile acts as a primary platform when it comes to content consumption by Indian mobile users and key categories such as video, games, music, news & cricket top the charts in terms of overall content consumption. Are Indian mobile users willing to pay for their favourite content on mobile? How are entrepreneurs monetising the content? How big is this opportunity? Which are a few companies in India that have got their monetisation models right locally? What benefits are derived by developers from carrier billing integration while monetising content? How effective are the freemium/premium models? Has there been a breakthrough in making Indian mobile users pay for their favourite content?
Hari Nair – Director – Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Nikhil Naik – Head, Global Content and Distribution, Vuclip
Anand Sinha – Co – Founder, Pressplay Tv
Mahesh Narayanan – Global Chief Operating Officer, Saavn
Sanjay Purohit – Founder, Director & CEO, iProf Learning Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
Jaivir Nagi – India Head & Acquisitions Head (Global) for Online Partnerships, Google (Moderator)
11:15am – 11:45am
Tea & Networking
11:45am – 12:30pm
Panel III: Mobile applications – opportunities in building local language-based mobile apps for India and what’s unique for this market
Growth of mobile apps in India is driven by masses consuming internet on mobile, spread across the length and breadth of the country. Mobile app users are no longer restricted to a set of consumers and hence creating apps in local languages presents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs. How crucial it is to create tailor-made apps distinctly for India? To improve the mobile consumption & interface in Indian market, are the mobile app developers taking multi-language support? How different is Indian app market compared with other countries? Which category within apps is getting traction from the consumers? How one can tap into local language-based apps market?
Damandeep Singh Soni – Head of India Business Development, LINE Corp
Saurabh Kochhar – CEO (India) and CBO (Global), Foodpanda.in
Gagan Bhatia – General Manager – North India region, Uber Technologies
Piyush Agrawal – Co-founder & CEO, SuperProfs
Pranav Bhasin – Sr. Vice President & Head Of Product, MakeMyTrip.com
Bejul Somaia – MD, Lightspeed Advisory Services India (Moderator)
12:30pm – 1:45pm
Lunch & Networking
Techcircle Insights: Quick insightful discussions on select emerging themes
1:45pm – 2:30pm
Insights I: Mobile ad tech 2.0 – innovations driving the new rules in mobile advertising
From boring banner ads to text message-based ads to innovative digital & mobile advertising, Indian ad-tech industry has undergone through wide-ranging changes. How disruptive and innovative are ad-tech companies in pushing sales for big & small brands? How has leveraging of interactive video ads, gaming ads, LBS and other intelligent ads helping advertisers/marketers increase their mobile-app downloads? How are the processes built to track personalised consumer usage? With efficient tracking and measurement, what is the average conversion rate witnessed? Can they guarantee eyeballs?
Dippak Khurana – Co-founder & CEO, Vserv
Anurag Dod – Founder & CEO, AdIQuity
Satya Prabhakar – Founder & CEO, Sulekha.com
Kiran Gopinath – Founder & CEO, Adadyn (Ozone Media)
Harish Bahl – Founder & Chairman, Smile Vun Group
Karan Mohla – Executive Director & Head of Digital Consumer Investments, IDG Ventures India (Moderator)
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Insights II: Disruptions in mobile payment technologies
One of the most talked about technology disruptions is ‘mobile payments’. How is the mobile world revolutionising the Indian payments industry? How is mobile payment technology helping millions of customers & merchants transact & do business? How successful are mobile payment companies in refining customer experience? What can we expect to see in 3-5 years in terms of mobile payments?
Upasana Taku – Co – Founder, MobiKwik
Nitin Gupta – Co-founder & CEO, PayU India
Dewang Neralla – Managing Director & CEO, Atom Technologies Limited
Mrinal Chatterjee – Director of Technology Payments, Amazon
Varsha Tagare – Director, Qualcomm Ventures (Moderator)
3:15pm – 3:35pm
Tea & Networking
3:35pm – 4:15pm
Insights III: Enabling ‘on-demand blue collar services’ through mobile
What are the opportunities in integrating new economy business with old economy workforce? How are the passionate entrepreneurs using technology to serve the bottom of the pyramid such as delivery staff, helpers, drivers, cooks, maids and security guards? We are already seeing action in aggregating drivers mix, thanks to the digital car-pooling companies. When can we see other classes of workers reap benefits of the ever-growing mobile world? What it takes to automate huge volume-driven under-served population through mobile?
Aditya Rao – Founder & CEO, LocalOye
Sachin Dalal – Cofounder Infibeam.com, Shipdroid.com
Sean Blagsvedt – CEO & Founder, Babajob.com
Debadutta Upadhyaya – Co-Founder & CEO, Timesaverz.com
Rachit Mathur – Co – Founder & CEO, FindYahan
Dave Richards – Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund (Moderator)
4:15pm – 4:45pm
Techcircle Showcase – Powered by Nasscom 10K Startups
A curated platform where five exciting & innovative mobile companies will make a pitch to an esteemed panel of jury & houseful of investors & fellow entrepreneurs. To be a part of this session, Click here or share your interest at email@example.com.
4:45pm – 5:30pm
Insights IV: Mobile gaming: re-defining mobile entertainment
As every game follows a curve, once reaching its peak, game lovers tend to lose interest & move out quickly. What innovations or analytics are employed by gaming entrepreneurs to keep the interest intact? Despite the explosion in mobile gaming consumption, what makes monetisation a challenge for mobile gaming companies? Will graphics, animation industry, 4G services
and game outsourcing bring added opportunities for the industry? How different are game offerings for Indian game lovers compared with the other countries?
Badri Sanjeevi – CEO, Group CFO, People Group, Mauj Mobile
Manish Agarwal – CEO, Nazara Group Technologies Pvt Ltd
Rohit Sharma – Founder & CEO, POKKT
Saurabh Aggarwal – Founder & CEO, Octro
Bhavin Pandya – Founder & CEO, Rummycircle
5:30 pm onwards
This session will provide more networking time to entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.
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