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Practo’s Shashank ND to address Techcircle SaaS Forum 2015; plus final agenda

Shashank ND, Founder, Practo

Shashank ND, Founder, Practo

Techcircle SaaS Forum 2015 to be held on September 23 in Bengaluru will host industry leaders like Aneesh Reddy, Co-founder & CEO of Capillary Technologies; Bhanu Chopra, Founder & CEO of RateGain and Shashank ND, Founder & CEO of Practo Technologies who will address the audience.

The forum will also feature a special address by Ravi Gururaj, Chairman & Co-founder, Frictionless Ventures, who will provide insights on opportunities, trends and challenges facing SaaS entrepreneurs.

These keynote addresses will focus on the essentials of building a world-class SaaS company, the product, users, pricing, acquiring talent and tapping global and domestic markets.

The 4th edition of Techcircle SaaS Forum will also see participation from other leading and emerging SaaS companies, innovators, early stage SaaS startups, angel and venture capital investors.

The forum will delve into various aspects of the SaaS industry in India and provide an ideal platform to deliberate on the opportunities and challenges SaaS industry is facing. At the same time, the forum will host an attractive array of speakers who will provide significant inputs on building SaaS-based businesses and how to take them forward.

To become part of this conference and get first hand inputs on SaaS, register now

Here is the agenda and the list of speakers attending the conference:

8:30am to 9:30am

Tea, Networking & Registration

9:30am to 9:35am

Introductory Note

9:35am to 10:20am

Insights I: Why is the time right to invest in SaaS businesses in India?

Hear from leading entrepreneurs & investors on why this is the best time to invest your time, energy, money and resources in building SaaS businesses in India. Know from investor’s perspective on what’s driving them to bet on SaaS businesses in India? Know how big is the opportunity and what are the entrepreneurial opportunities for you to startup?

Nitin Nayar, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus India Private Limited

Salil Godika , Co-founder, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Industry Group Head, Happiest Minds Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Avlesh Singh, Co-founder and CEO, WebEngage

Mohan Kumar, Executive Director, Norwest Venture Partners

Klaas Oskam, Managing Director, Signal Hill (Moderator)

10:20am to 10:45am

Keynote Address – How can SaaS transform the industry

Shashank ND, Co-founder & CEO, Practo Technologies

10:45am to 11:10am

Keynote Address – Hits & Misses in Building Capillary

Aneesh Reddy, Co-founder & CEO, Capillary Technologies

11:10am to 11:30am

Tea & Networking Break

11:30am to 12:15pm

Insights II: Which markets to go for: Global v/s local, Enterprise v/s SMEs?

While SaaS as a business model looks lucrative for companies of all sizes & scale and across geographies, one needs to have a laser sharp focus on which markets, segments and product fit would bring in the best results. Listen to leading SaaS experts on how to choose your product market fit, target markets and much more.

Rob Arnold, Chairman, SLICeR Pte. Ltd

Manav Garg, Founder & CEO, Eka Software Solutions

Murli Ravi, Co-founder, Unicorn VC

Saurabh Arora, Founder & CEO, Airwoot

Parag Dhol, Managing Director, Inventus Advisors India (Moderator)

12:15pm to 12:55pm

Insights III: Growing opportunities in India centric SaaS Businesses: Are SME’s fostering SaaS transformation in India?

With 6 million successful SMEs looking forward to embrace technology to help improve their day to day business activities such as accounting, payroll, benefit enrolment, expenses, reporting, are SaaS entrepreneurs focusing on this massive opportunity? If yes what’s the key behind cracking this unique opportunistic Do-it-for-me (DIM) SME & micro-business market? What does it take to help Indian, non tech savvy micro businesses adopt to simplified SaaS services?

Ishwar Sridharan, Co-founder and COO, Exotel Techcom Pvt Ltd

Ketan Kapoor, Co-founder & CEO, Mettl

Manohar Chapalamadugu, Founder & CEO, Agile CRM

Alok Goyal – Partner, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd (Moderator)

12:55pm to 1:40pm

Lunch & Networking  

1:40pm to 2:25pm

Insights IV: Early SaaS adopters’ v/s Back Benchers – Emerging sectors embracing SaaS services

SaaS wave touched across the business landscape in India demonstrating advantages of embracing plug-and-play delivery model with few sectors embracing the SaaS models in early days. Which are emerging sectors now willing to embrace SaaS and fuelling the next level of growth? With the emergence of an allied sector enabling large ecommerce businesses besides demand from traditional sectors such as retail, financial services, healthcare amongst others, which other sectors are likely to gain momentum? With SaaS opportunity evident in sectors adopting SaaS models now & early adopters of SaaS services, will Indian companies grab the larger pie of this market or will large international players will lead the show?

Ambarish Gupta, CEO & Founder, Knowlarity Communications Pvt Ltd

Mridhul Prakash, Co-founder and CEO, BluSynergy

Vijay Sharma, Co-founder & CEO, Belong.co

Anil kumar, Founder & CEO, SmartRx

Sanjay Nath, Co-founder & MD, Blume Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd.(Moderator)

2:25pm to 2:50pm

Keynote Address – Essentials for building a world -class SaaS company – Product, Usability, Talent & pricing: The act of mastering it right

Bhanu Chopra, Founder & CEO, RateGain

2:50pm to 3:15pm

Investor Talk

Entrepreneurship in India is at an exciting juncture and availability of capital is just one exciting driver to starting up. Hear from a leading investor on: “Top three opportunities, trends & challenges facing SaaS Entrepreneurs.

Ravi Gururaj, Chairman & Co-founder, Frictionless Ventures

3:15pm to 3:35pm

Tea & Networking Break

3:35pm to 4:15pm

Insights V: Is the time right to look at mobile first SaaS solutions? Are Smartphones driving consumerisation & personalization of SaaS services?

Mobile-led consumption of SaaS services is posing a big question for SaaS entrepreneurs: Is the time right to look at mobile first SaaS solutions? With every business going mobile first, are SaaS services providers also changing their delivery platforms and looking at more mobile friendly preface to their software services?  With SaaS services integrating into individuals’ lives & enabling consumers to get things done smartly, are SaaS service providers moving towards consumerization & personalization of SaaS services?

T P Pratap, Co-founder & CMO, QwikCilver Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Ashwini Asokan, Co-founder & CEO, Mad Street Den

Karan Gambhir, Industry Head, Technology, Google

Tarun Davda, Director, Matrix Partners (Moderator)

4:15pm to 4:45pm

Techcircle Showcase – Powered by Nasscom 10,000 Startups

A curated platform featuring five innovative companies in the SaaS space who will come on the stage and make presentations on their path-breaking ideas, business models and niche opportunities.

Send us your views, ideas and suggestions on Twitter; use our event hashtag: #TCSaaS15

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