Meet the speakers of MobileSparks 2013


The world is talking mobile. And why not, when there are enough reasons to do so. For starters, let us look at the numbers. 900 million mobile subscribers, 110 million mobile internet users, 300 million predicted smartphone users within the next 3-5 years, 70 billion apps downloaded globally. But what do these numbers mean for the Indian entrepreneurs and what opportunity does this booming mobile economy offer us? Find out at YourStory’s MobileSparks 2013 - India’s first-of-its-kind mobile innovation discovery platform. We aim to uncover innovations in India addressing the ‘mobile first’ markets.

Join us on 14 December 2013 at Royal Orchid, Bangalore, as we get into the nitty gritty of the mobile ecosystem with industry experts. Mobile innovation, monetizing mobile businesses, uncovering emerging mobile startups, scaling up the business, opportunities and investments in mobile startups, developer and designer opportunities, future trends and much more will be discussed.

The stellar line of speakers and experts at MobileSparks includes:

Abhijit Bose, CEO and co-Founder of Ezetap. He brings 17 years of experience in building and launching mobile and software products. Ezetap is the third mobile product that Abhijit has launched in India. Previously, Abhijit was Vice President at ngpay and Head of Product for Intuit’s small and medium business offering.

Abinash Tripathy, co-founder and CEO of Helpshift, Inc., a startup building a mobile in-app customer support solution. He brings more than 17 years of experience with technology, Internet and mobile, having created and run a number of early and growth stage companies.

Ashwini Asokan, User Experience Strategist, User Experience Research Lab, Intel Corporation. She leads the UX Lab’s charter, bringing to India one of the key disciplines that has been driving innovation in the technology industry for a few decades now.

Bharati Jacob, Founder- Partner of Seedfund based in Bangalore. She brings over 24 years of diverse and rich experience in venture investing, marketing and financial services. She has been in venture investing since 2000 across three funds.

Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola cabs. Before starting Ola cabs, Bhavish worked with Microsoft Research for two years, where he filed two patents and published three papers in international journals.

Dipesh Shah, Global VP (R&D) at Samsung Electronics. He is the man behind the user-friendly interface of Samsung's smartphones. He leads the charge for newer telecom projects like 4G, multimedia applications and web browsers.

Dongshin Jung, global developer program manager at Samsung Electronics. In over 15 years of experience in mobile industries, he has operated various developer outreach programs and developer events. He is working with global partner companies to evangelize Samsung platform ecosystem and support their business with Samsung developer services.

Karthee Madasamy, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures India and Israel. Karthee has over 16 years of experience in the wireless and multimedia industries and has worked in product development and management roles at various semiconductor startups.

M.N. Vidyashankar, IAS and Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Departments of Industry & Commerce. He holds an M.A. Degree in Economics and M.Phil. from the Delhi School of Economics and a MBA from Harvard University, USA.

Parag Dhol, Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners. He has been an institutional venture investor in India for most of his 18 years. He has invested in 27 companies across India, resulting in 14 exits, including three IPOs to date.

Rahul Razdan, who is at the helm of Tencent's India operations since 2012, launching two powerful mobile apps -- WeChat and One-Browser. With 16 years of diverse experience, Rahul was a founding team member at ibibo Games.

Shekhar Kirani, Partner at Accel Partners, India. He has been an active angel investor in Bangalore since 2007 and has advised several early stage startups in and around Bangalore. Before joining Accel, Shekhar headed VeriSign India as Country Manager.

Subroto Bagchi, best known for co-founding Mindtree Ltd. in 1999, where he started as the Chief Operating Officer. He is also a well known business author. Subroto’s books on building and scaling your business are must-reads.

Subramanya Sharma head Products and is the Chief Marketing Officer at Cleartrip. He has a Masters degree in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB).

Sumanth Raghavendra, founder of Deck App Technologies, a Bangalore-based startup attempting to reimagine productivity software for the post-PC era. He is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore and Thunderbird, Arizona.

T.C. Meenakshisundaram, Founder & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures manages over US$6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of over 200 technology companies.

Vani Kola, Managing Director at Kalaari Capital, based in Bangalore, India. Vani brings 22 years of Silicon Valley experience as a founder of successful companies to her role as a mentor and enabler of startups in India.

Virat Khutal, Founder and CEO of Twist Mobile, a Singapore-based mobile development company that focuses on mobile applications and games for India and other emerging countries.

Don’t miss your chance to listen, discuss and engage in interesting conversations with these experts. Book your tickets now!

We look forward to seeing you on 14 December 2013 at Royal Orchid Hotel, Bangalore.


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