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Bengaluru Event - 24 Nov 2016 (Concluded)

This event has concluded.

The seventh event of the Do Big Symposium season 9 presented by Tata Tele Business Services & powered by CNBC-TV18 was held in Bengaluru at ITC Gardenia on November 24th, 2016. The event commenced with the keynote speech delivered by Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals (MHEPL). He introduced the term ‘The Internet of Healthcare-Everything’ wherein every healthcare equipment will be part of a connected architecture. As the keynote address concluded, Mr. Prateek Pashine, President Enterprise, Tata Tele Business Services took the stage to present Tata Tele Business Services’ view on Digital Dividends: A Leader’s Perspective. This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Digital Dividends A Leaders Perspective’. The panel consisted of Abhinay Choudhari, Co-founder & Head of New Initiatives -, Rohit Upadhyay, Entrepreneur and the Founder CEO- Ibroad7 Communication Pvt. Ltd, Rachna, Partner in the Management Consulting Practice and leads the Digital Consulting Services for KPMG in India, Mr.Biju Thomas, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Sevenseas Global Express Logistics Pvt.Ltd, Harjit Singh Chauhan, Head – SME Operations, Enterprise Business Unit, Tata Teleservices Limited. The event was brought to a close by a vote of thanks and summary of the evening’s proceedings delivered by Abhimanyu Radhakrishnan.

Our Bengaluru Event Speakers

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Abhinay Choudhari - (Co-founder BigBasket)

Abhinay Choudhari is the Co-founder & Head of New Initiatives at During the last five years of its launch in December 2011, has emerged as India's leading online grocer with presence across 27 cities. Abhinay guided his company from initial stages to one of the leading online grocers in India. Prior to this he had set up in year 2000 and run pure play e-tailing business in India for branded personal lifestyle products by building alliances with 30 leading personal lifestyle brands of India in categories like apparels, accessories, watches, footwear etc. Before venturing into the entrepreneurship journey, Abhinay worked as a consultant with companies like Infosys, iGate and NetKraft. Abhinay completed his under graduation from CAE, Jabalpur and is a graduate of IIM Ahmedabad 1997 Batch. Abhinay has been awarded " Young Alumni Achievers Award in the entrepreneurship category by IIM Ahmedabad for the year 2016" and also as "50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India" by CMO Asia & Asia Retail Congress.

BigBasket has been rated as the online store with best customer experience in India alongwith Amazon by Forrester Research.

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Biju Thomas - (Managing Director Sevenseas Global Express Logistics Pvt.Ltd)

Mr.Biju Thomas is a 46 years 'Young', vibrant Entrepreneur and the Founder of Sevenseas Global Express Logistics Pvt.Ltd. The company was established in 2001 and corporate office based at Bangalore, and 19 offices across India. Sevenseas started of as an Ocean forwarder and slowly got into Air Forwarding to establish our credentials as a global service provider, currently handle Import /Export by Air & Ocean, Customs clearances as also Warehousing and Distribution. He is involved in social activities and he is the President of Bangalore Malayalee Catholic Association (BMCA).

Biju Thomas has a Bsc from MG University after completing PGD in shipping management from NPI from Mumbai.

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Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal - (Chairman Manipal Hospitals (MHEPL))

Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal Chairman Manipal Hospitals (MHEPL) Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal was the best outgoing student (Blue Ribbon awardee) of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and a recipient of many Gold Medals in MBBS and M.D. and later had his further training in the USA and had the distinction of being one of the few to be triple Board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology & Critical Care. He has the rare distinction of being appointed as Professor of Medicine with St. Louis University School of Medicine (USA) and is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Manipal University.
He was conferred the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London for his contribution in Medicine.

After working as a Consultant in Nephrology and Transplantation at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, he moved back to India to head the Nephrology Unit at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has been with Manipal Hospital, Bangalore ever since its inception as the Director of Manipal Institute of Nephrology & Urology, later served Medical Director and Chairman of Medical Advisory Board and is currently holds the position of the Chairman, Manipal Hospitals, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd.(A Group Company of Manipal Education and Medical Group, Bangalore). A clinician par excellence, excellent teacher and a compassionate Physician, who had setup the first postgraduate training Centre in Nephrology in Karnataka and performed the first cadaver kidney transplantation in Karnataka. He is the first one to set up a training program in Nephrology in the state of Karnataka in 1999 and trains the largest number of Nephrology Post-Graduates in Karnataka.

He was also awarded the prestigious Rajyotsava Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2005 for his contributions in the field of Medicine. He also has been bestowed with the prestigious Namma Bengaluru Awards 2009 for his Individual achievements. He was conferred with the prestigious doctors’ award in memory of Dr. B. C. Roy by the Government of Karnataka in 2010. Further, he was conferred with the Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010 for the yeoman service to mankind by Trinity Health and Educational Trust. He was also recognized for Sagar Awards 2010 and Aryabhata International Award in 2011 for his excellent service and contribution in the field of medicine. In November 2012 he was honored with Baliyendra Award 2012 by Tuluverenkulu Bengaluru. And, in May 2014, he was honored with Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examination, New Delhi conferred for his distinguished contributions and achievements towards Medical Education. Further, in November 2015, conferred with Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015, in fond memory of Dr. Keelaru Gopalakrishnaiah. Recenty, in January 2016, honored with New Year Award 2016, jointly organized by Academy of General Education, Manipal University and Syndicate Bank.

He was also nominated as a Member of the Senate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is a member of the senate of Manipal University, Karnataka.

He has numerous publications, national and international journals. He has also been invited speaker at many national and international forums.

In view of his impeccable credentials, the State Government of Karnataka has appointed Dr. Ballal as the Civil Society Representative on the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) since May 2014.

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D Keshava Kumar - (Chief Executive L&T Construction Equipment Limited)

He had graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1981.

He has immense experience in manufacturing and in various capacities in Larsen and toubro before taking over as Chief executive of -LTCEL.

He has successfully relocated the factory from Bangalore to Doddaballapur and taken up challenge of introducing indegeneouly developed Construction Equipments and sustain business.

He was trained at UK for Business process re-engineering and uses his expertise in bringing about changes in manufacturing process and Systems . He has hands on experience in managing people and aims at using digitisation to meet customer requirement and maximising resource utilisation.

He was also trained in Komatsu plants in Japan on technology absorption and use of digitisation of products for customer benifit.

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Rachna Nath - (Partner and Leader – Digital Consulting Services KPMG India Private Limited)

Rachna is a Partner in the Management Consulting Practice and leads the Digital Consulting Services for KPMG in India. The Digital Consulting Services works with clients to create innovative models to address issues related to Customer proximity, Revenue growth, efficiency or cost reduction by using Digital Engineering. Rachna has 22+ years of experience has worked in the area of Business and Technology alignment for clients across industries. Her Industry of specialization include Consumer, Retail, T&L and Infrastruce. She has worked with PEs and helped them bring efficiency for their portfolio companies. These have included portfolio companies with interest in radio cabs, retail, power, logistics etc. In one case she has also been part of a team which developed the ‘PE-way’ for the PE. This initiative helped create a pre-investment process / checklist for review for the team.

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Rohit Upadhyay - (MD & CEO Ibroad7 Communication Pvt. Ltd.)

Rohit Upadhyay is a 40 years 'young', vibrant entrepreneur and the Founder CEO of Ibroad7 Communication Pvt. Ltd. Rohit refers to himself as a Radio Evangelist as he conceptualized this company which is the 1st full service radio agency with an in-house recording facility and providing complete end to end solution on myriad topics via the Radio. Ibroad7 Communication also has a active digital arm known as "Ibroad Digital".

Rohit has an MBA from Pune University after completing ISC from La Martiniere College, Lucknow.

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