TiEcon Mumbai, one of the biggest global technology and entrepreneurship conferences, is back. In its 10th edition this year, the annual flagship event of TiE Mumbai will be held on February 5 and 6, 2019 at the NCPA in Mumbai.
As with previous editions, the annual conclave will bring together eminent thought leaders, industry influencers, innovative startups and key decision-makers from the government under the same roof to deliberate on the most relevant topics, inspire disruptions and showcase innovative products and solutions.
The theme for this year’s TiEcon Mumbai is “Unexplored”. As businesses across the world jump onto the digital bandwagon, there are a number of areas which need more examining. Through this conclave, the organisers seek to throw light on four broad areas:
Digital globalisation: Business without boundaries: In the evolving world of e-commerce, how can organisations seamlessly expand into new regions? On the other hand, how do they stay relevant on their home ground with the largescale influx of bigger global players?
Embracing generational change: How can businesses cater to the younger consumer of today who is more concerned with experiences rather than ownership?
Future-proofing your business: Today Artificial Intelligence, Deep Tech, and Blockchain are more than just tech buzzwords. How can businesses wanting to stay relevant, make the best use of these technologies? What are the brand values that will matter in tomorrow’s world?
The future of workplaces: What is the work-place of the future going to look like and how will it affect the organisational model? What is the future of entertainment? How can companies practice ethics at a global level?
Previous editions of TiE conferences have had speakers like Jack Welch, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk, Deepak Chopra, Thomas Friedman, Ted Turner, Ratan Tata and Nobel Prize winners Dr. Amartya Sen, Kailash Satyarthi and Dr. Myron Scholes to name a few.
TiECon 2019, has an impressive lineup of over 75 speakers and thought leaders from diverse sectors in India and abroad. These include TATA Son’s N. Chandrasekaran, Manipal Education’s Mohandas Pai, OurCrowd’s Andy Kaye, Avendus Capital’s Ranu Vohra, Billdesk’s Ajay Kaushal, AZA Fashion’s Devangi Parekh, NetApp’s Ajeya Motaganahalli, Haldiram's Kamal Agrawal, IIFL’s Karan Bhagat, Dr. Apoorv Sharma from Venture Catalysts, WeWork India’s Karan Virwani, Kranti Gada from Shemaroo, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, Softbank’s Sumer Juneja, Avnish Bajaj from Matrix Partners, serial entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia, investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, KPMG’s Girish Menon, Shaadi.com’s Anupam Mittal, Hexaware’s Atul Nishar, QikPod’s Ravi Gururaj, Narayan Murthy, and APAC Financial’s Gunit Chadha, among others.
In addition, speakers from the film and fashion fraternity, such as Katrina Kaif, Shruti Haasan and Manish Malhotra, will have sessions on how to build brands and fashion empires.
With over 2,000 delegates including investors, corporate and industry leaders, regulators and government representatives from around the world, it’s a unique opportunity for startups to showcase their work on a global stage. It also offers ample opportunities for networking with exclusive one on one time with policy makers, ministers and senior government officials. Over two days, participants can also make the most of informative and relevant keynote sessions, workshops, mentor & investor roundtables, masterclasses on future technologies, growth hack clinics, advisory clinics on fund-raising for growing startups and discussion forums, among others.
More than 500 growth startups are expected to showcase their solutions and pitch to investors & corporates. Over 300 investors, including angel investors and institutional investors, and 350+ global charter members, 750+ CXOs, and top analysts and commentators are also expected to attend the event.