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Kochi Event - 11 Nov 2016 (Concluded)

This event has concluded.

The fifth event of the Do Big Symposium season 9 presented by Tata Tele Business Services & powered by CNBC-TV18 was held in Kochi at Le Meridien on November 11th, 2016. The event commenced with the keynote speech by Mr. Narendranath Dharmaraj, Whole Time Director and Chief Executive - Harrisons Malayalam Ltd., followed by a special keynote address by Dr Arokiaswamy Velumani, CEO, Managing Director and Founder- Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. 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 Narendranath Dharmaraj, Whole Time Director and Chief Executive - Harrisons Malayalam Ltd, Meera Haridas, Head Marketing at Manappuram Finance Limited, K.V. Vinayarajan, Chief Executive Officer - SB Global Educational Resources PVT.LTD. , Dr Arokiaswamy Velumani, CEO, Managing Director and Founder- Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. The event was brought to a close by a vote of thanks and summary of the evening’s proceedings delivered by Abhimanyu Radhakrishnan.

Our Kochi Event Speakers

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N. Dharmaraj - (Whole Time Director & CEO Harrisons Malayalam Ltd)

Mr. N. Dharmaraj, has over 40 years’ experience in Plantations business. Mr. N. Dharmaraj started his career managing Tea Plantations and factories in South India with Tea Estates India Ltd. (part of Brooke Bond Group) and Doom Dooma Tea estates in Assam (part of Hindustan Lever Plantations). He worked at the Uniliver Plantations and Plant Science Group with Head Quarters in UK, supporting supply chain integration, among other things. Subsequently, he headed the Tea Business of Harrisons Malayalam Limited for 11 years based at Cochin. He worked as CEO of Shapoorji Pallonji Agri-business vertical for one year before returning to Harrisons Malayalam heading RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group interests. Mr. N. Dharmaraj is an Industry veteran and has been involved in number of industrial associations. He was a member of Tea Board of India and the founding Convener of Golden Leaf India Awards (TGLIA) which is the first ever structured Tea competition in the world. He was the Chairman of UPASI (United Planters Association of South India) Commodities Exchange which has got approval from the FMC to start future trading in India and was the President UPASI. He is currently a member of Tea Council of South India constituted by the Tea Board.

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Linson C Paul - (HEAD - IT Joyalukkas Group)

Highly accomplished and dynamic IT Professional with an extensive & successful career record in analyzing problems, developing and simplifying procedures, spearheading innovations and devising sustainable business solutions. Techno functional & Senior managerial resource with 16+ Years of diverse experience in Business Process alignment and improvements by way of implementing Technology on a sustainable model, ERP, Project Management, ELV systems, People development, Software Development and Training. A true digital platform leader in using Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and IoT (Internet of things).

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Dr A. Velumani - (Chief Executive Officer and creator Thyrocare Technologies)

Dr A. Velumani, is a scientist turned entrepreneur. He is the Chief Executive Officer and creator of Thyrocare, World’s largest thyroid testing laboratory. A visionary, in the field of Clinical Biochemistry - worked on Volume more than the profit and has established a unique business model in the world. He understood the limitations of quantitative immunoassays for laboratories which do not have volume has worked on a "Centralised Processing laboratory" for 1000s of laboratories in the country. Though he was a mathematician in early academic life, he has done his Masters in Thyroid Biochemistry and PhD in Thyroid Pathophysiology. Dr. A Velumani, in 1995 understood that the so called comfort zone of being a “Government Officer” could be a danger zone, quit it without any reluctance and set up this unique and disruptive business. Being born and brought up in a poor farmers family, the man had himself experienced the dark perils of poverty, which fueled his desire to start an affordable enterprise for the vast populace. In a country like India with population in billions, reach of healthcare services especially in the remote parts of the country is poor. His focus is on the slice number 3,4,5 and 6 in the economic pyramid of 10 slices in India. Dr. A Velumani did not believe in limiting his relationship just with blood ties or friends, but ensured each and every employee of his organization is guided and molded personally by staying in laboratory for 20 years with his family. All Thyrocareans are considered to be a part of one family, such is his heart and persona

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K. V. Vinayarajan - (CEO SB Global Educational Resources Pvt. Ltd)

Mr. Vinayarajan, is a management professional with 34 years of experience. He joined SB Global in 2008 as General Manager – Business Development. Prior to SB Global, he spearheaded the Indian operations of a USA based company offering IT solutions for Retail, Logistics industry as well web portal development. The scope of his work included working with different work groups across India, US and South Asia Pacific in strategic decision making and implementation of several projects. A passionate believer in training and skills development, in his current role as CEO, he is working towards making SB Global a leader in the skilling space.

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