Speakers

Darmin Nasution was born in Tapanuli on 21st December 1948. In 1986 he received his doctorate of Economics from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, France.

Dr. Nasution served as Director... Read More
Abhishek Sud joined Investcorp Technology Partners in 2006. Previously he was a senior analyst with Morgan Stanley's technology investment banking group in Menlo Park, California, and an analyst... Read More
Mr. Sarma joined Warburg Pincus in 2005 to focus on Business Services, Education and Financial Technology investments. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Principal at ChrysCapital, a $2 billion... Read More
Alessandro Piol is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. His current interest is enterprise and data... Read More
Anand Radhakrishnan joined Investcorp Technology Partners in 2002. Previously, he was with The Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C., where he worked in the Venture Capital Group and at Robertson... Read More
Andrey Krakovsky is a PM and co-founder of Tacticus Capital, a New York -based start-up hedge fund. Prior to founding Tacticus, Andrey was a principal PM of Highland ShortPlus fund, which achieved... Read More
Anil Kappa is the founder of Einsteins Alley Group. Anil is an entrepreneur with a passion for building IT Products and Services organizations. His recent ventures include RSQUARE, Proviz and... Read More
Arrun Kapoor is the Managing Director for SJF Ventures’ New York City office and a Ventures Advisor to the SJF Institute. He leads the NYC CleanLinks program and is an Advisory Board Member of... Read More
Arshad is CEO of ClearGears, a real-time employee performance review tool. His focus is creating great company culture through his products and within his ventures. Prior to ClearGears, Arshad... Read More
Ashish is an Executive Director and Head of Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley Real Estate, India. He has about 12 years of industry experience with approx. 8 years focused on real estate investing /... Read More
Atul is recognized as a leading consultant and software designer in the Wall Street technology community, where he continues to be an innovator in trading and risk management technology. The... Read More
Bipin Manuel is the founder of REMMA, a real estate services company based in Mumbai, India. REMMA has an Advisory Services arm, which works with Private Equity firms to offset operator... Read More

Breck Hancock, an associate in Goodwin Procter’s Business Law Department, is a member of the Private Equity and Leveraged Finance Practices and the Technology Companies Group. Her... Read More
Brian now serves as the Chairman of the New York Angels who has invested over $45 million in more than 70 early stage companies.

Brian launched a next generation self-publishing PR... Read More
Charlie O'Donnell is a Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, working on very early stage investments in the "Greater Brooklyn" area, which also includes Manhattan and the other boroughs... Read More
Chet Kanojia is the founder of Bamboo. Bamboo is currently in stealth mode. Prior to founding Bamboo, Chet was the Founder and CEO of Navic Networks. Under Chet’s direction Navic become the... Read More
Daniel MacEachron joined Rockefeller Group Development Corporation as Chief Operating
Officer in March 2012. He will oversee New York-area development projects and leasing, as
well as the... Read More
Dave Kerpen is the CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software startup small businesses, as well as the chairman and former CEO of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-... Read More
David P. Goldman was global head of fixed income research at Bank of America and global head of credit strategy for Credit Suisse. He was elected to Institutional Investor magazine's All-America... Read More
David Pashman is General Counsel at Meetup, based on New York. Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups, with over 10 million members and 100,000 local groups meeting face-to-face.... Read More
David S. Rose has been described as "the Father of Angel Investing in New York" by Crain's New York Business, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. He is a... Read More

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande, fondly known as "Desh", is co-founder and chairman of Sparta Group LLC. The MIT Center for Technological Innovation is named after Dr. Deshpande, for his many... Read More

Kiran focuses on fund investment activities across sectors, including fund due diligence and evaluation, as well as monitoring existing investments. He participates in all Investment Committee... Read More
Dwight is CEO and Co-Founder of 10gen, and one of the core MongoDB kernel committers. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the... Read More
Erwandi Hendarta is a partner in the Finance and Projects Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hendarta worked at the Central Bank of Indonesia and as an investment banker for Schroders... Read More
Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987.  He has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton Scool of Business at the University of... Read More
In this role, he is responsible for identifying new business opportunities that can help Google further drive its objectives in India, these includes management of early-stage partnerships,... Read More

Mr. Gurcharan Das, well-known columnist, best-selling author and management consultant. Mr. Das is a regular columnist for the Sunday Times of India. He is the former CEO of Procter & Gamble... Read More

Helen Ng is the Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Planet Habitat, an early-stage advisory and private equity platform focused on the fastest growing demographic, the "missing... Read More
Jeffrey A. Horwitz is a Partner in Proskauer's Corporate Department where he heads our internationally recognized Lodging & Gaming Group and our Private Equity Real Estate practice. He also... Read More
Jesal Sanghvi is an Executive Vice President with Westbrook Partners ("Westbrook"), and has been responsible for establishing its India office. Westbrook, founded in April... Read More
Jesse Middleton is currently the CEO and co-founder of Backstory, a platform that lets small businesses engage with their web visitors better by serving up special content to special visitors on the... Read More

Joseph D. Stecher is Chief Investment Officer and head of the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Real Estate Fund of Funds group. He is responsible for identifying... Read More
Joseph Daniels represents startup to mature public companies, private equity and venture capital funds, and investment banks in a wide range of corporate, finance, M&A and securities law matters... Read More
Josh Seiden is a user experience designer and design manager with deep expertise in bringing rapid and responsive design and strategy to entrepreneurial environments, whether for startup or the... Read More

Kanwal is a managing partner of Inventus Capital Partners, a cross border technology venture capital fund. A serial entrepreneur, Kanwal has been closely associated with over 50 start-ups in the... Read More

Kartik is a cofounder of Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm recently listed among the top 50 fastest growing private firms in the US. In addition, he is an investor in or advisor to several startups... Read More

As Kaminski Partners Managing Director, Larry Chaityn is responsible for overseeing deal sourcing, deal review, due diligence investigation and client facing operations. Larry is also Head... Read More

Lisa Morales-Hellebo is a seasoned Creative Director and e-commerce strategist with more than 15 years experience helping B2C companies from start-ups to F500 maximize their conversions via... Read More
Lorien is an entrepreneur and lawyer who was born in Malaysia while his dad was curing tropical diseases with the Peace Corps. Off to a cool start, he spent the next few years of his life in Hawaii,... Read More
Mark Grossman is a 29-year business lawyer who began focusing his practice on technology about 23 years ago. This makes him an old-timer in a new practice area. He is also an author and frequent... Read More
I breathe startups. Most of my closest friends are my business partners and a day painting a whiteboard is only second to a day with my family.

I’m addicted. I’m a serial... Read More
Marsha Yuan is with the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF), the investment arm of the Partnership for New York City. The Fund invests in New York City-based businesses with a focus on... Read More

Professor, Marshall Goldsmith of Management, Alliant Intl. University Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is corporate America's preeminent executive coach and the New York Times best selling author of... Read More

Mazy is CEO of OpenFin. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy of the company. Prior to OpenFin, Mazy was VP of CDS Strategy at IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) where... Read More
Mei leads the business side of ThinkEco where her broad experience has helped to shape the modlet system into a hip, user-friendly product. Most recently, she was Managing Director of Strategy and... Read More
Merrill W. Sherman is President & CEO of Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank Rhode Island. Ms. Sherman spearheaded the 1996... Read More
Micah Kotch currently serves as Director of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) initiative at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, where he is helping develop New... Read More
Michelle Peluso is the Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer for Citigroup.
She is passionate about ensuring the Citibank brand shines for consumers around the world, and that... Read More
Miles Spencer is a prolific angel investor, media entrepreneur and explorer. He is best known for his role as co-host and co-creator of MoneyHunt, a reality based show where entrepreneurs pitch their... Read More
Mirza Baig is a senior corporate executive turned serial entrepreneur and angel investor.
After a dozen years in the corporate world, Mirza co-founded five companies in health care, legal... Read More
Misha Nicole Shivdasani has a background in luxury buying, retail operations, and wholesale sales for Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Tods. Read More

Naeem Zafar is a member of the faculty of Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation as part of the MBA program. He founded... Read More

Nandan Nelivigi is the head of the India practice at White & Case and specializes in development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Nandan is also an Adjunct... Read More
ABOUT NICKY

Nicky is probably not what you expect.

The accent certainly isn’t queens English – and she has …well – “a way with her”.... Read More
With over 14 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media... Read More
Mr. Nishchal Joshipura heads the Real Estate Investment Practice Group at the multi-skilled, research-based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (... Read More
Oliver Guinness is the co-founder and Managing Director of Clearpoint Ventures, a clean economy venture capital fund. Previously, Oliver advised companies on energy technologies, policies and risks,... Read More
Owen is currently Managing Director of NYC Seed, a seed stage venture capital fund in New York City.
He created one of the first 200 web sites on-line and founded Thinking Media in the summer... Read More
The Cake Designer specializes in custom eggless cakes for all occasions, including corporate events, cultural functions and especially weddings (she even coordinates the wedding cake to the bride... Read More
Paul is a well-known innovator of new media and leader in e-commerce, previously served as CTO/SVP of R&D at QualityHealth/MTS, a leading interactive marketing and media company in the health... Read More

As the CEO of TiE Global, P.K. oversees the development of programs and supports the goals of TiE chapters worldwide to advance the TiE mission of promoting entrepreneurship through mentoring,... Read More

Prakash Kalothia: As Managing Director of the SUN Group, Prakash has been responsible for the management and oversight of SUN's real estate investment business in India since... Read More
Prakash Mishra is a co-founder of Offerpop and has a diverse background as a technologist, entrepreneur, and investor. He was previously co-founder of Hashwork, an enterprise social networking... Read More
Raj is President, Walmart India and Managing Director & CEO, Bharti Walmart Pvt. Ltd.

Raj joined Walmart in Shanghai, China as President of Emerging Markets for Walmart International... Read More
Richie Hecker is Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of inSparq and a NYC based entrepreneur. Most recently he led the acquisition of Bebo, once the #3 social network from AOL and turned it... Read More
Rohit has over 10 years combined experience in real estate investments, commercial and investment banking, and early stage start- up companies. He originates and executes deals across a range of... Read More
Rohit co-founded EXL Service Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading global Business Process Outsourcing company. Rohit currently serves as the President and CEO of ExlService and is also a Director... Read More
Ruchir Sinha co heads the real estate investments practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He has advised a majority of domestic and offshore real estate funds as well as global corporations on... Read More
Ryan is the CEO and Co-Founder of SeedInvest, a revolutionary funding platform for startups and small businesses. Prior to the passage of the JOBS Act, Ryan supported The Startup Exemption, the... Read More
At Mallers, Inc. Sameer leads the long-term product strategy of the company, and also holds day-to-day responsibility for the company’s global business operations. In 2008, Sameer won the... Read More
Sanjiv Das is president and chief executive officer of CitiMortgage. After an eight-year tenure with Citi in the 1990's, Mr. Das returned to Citi in July 2008 in this role as head of CitiMortgage... Read More
Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck, is an attorney with 30 years of experience working in the corporate and securities field. She was most recently the General Counsel of the Congressional Oversight... Read More
Born in California, Ms. Jain started leading fitness classes at a young age, and has been a certified fitness instructor for more than 18 years. She completed studies in marketing and public... Read More
Selim Day is a corporate partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice includes:
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • capital markets and... Read More
Shannon Jhunjhunwala is a New York State attorney with over 7 years of corporate legal experience, including with the global law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Dividing her time... Read More
He focuses on venture capital, private equity, corporate, M&A and capital markets transactions.
Shantanu has a special focus on cross-border India-US transactions and has previously... Read More
Mr. Siddharth Shah is a Principal at Nishith Desai Associates. As head of the Corporate and Securities practice group, he has led several capital market transactions involving domestic and overseas... Read More


Soigné Kothari is Founder and President of Soigne K, a boutique on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue that retails high end Indian fashion for the modern woman. After graduating... Read More
Somak Chattopadhyay has been operating or investing in early stage startups in the NY metro area since 1999. Somak leads investments in a variety of sectors including digital media, information... Read More
Sonali Chandra is a real estate & performing arts entrepreneur. At Sonali Capital Partners LLC, she creates joint-venture opportunities and raises private capital within the US-India space,... Read More

Sree Sreenivasan (@Sree) is Columbia University's first Chief Digital Officer and a member of the faculty of Columbia Journalism School, where he teaches social and digital media. He... Read More
Steven Hess is Vice President and Senior Credit Officer in the Sovereign Risk Unit at Moody's Investors Service in New York. He is responsible for analyzing political, economic, and financial... Read More
Subir Grewal is a Principal and Co-Founder of Washington Square Capital Management, a New York based, independent investment manager. Prior to founding WSQ Capital in 2009, Subir worked for three... Read More
Sundip Murthy is a New York based Principal of 3i Group, a global private equity firm that currently has $20 billion of assets under management. Prior to joining 3i, Sundip was a founding member and... Read More
For a new perspective on finances & investing, Susan Hirshman, author of “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat? A Woman’s Guide to Finding Financial Empowerment and Success” will... Read More
Tariq Khan is a recognized business leader in marketing, branding, segmentation, customer relationship, digital marketing, social media services, and diversity arena.
Tariq’s work,... Read More
Tariq Khan is a management consultant and entrepreneur. Tariq has worked for over 10 years with sell side and buy side firms, CSFB, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Private Banking and GM Asset Management,... Read More
Ted Shergalis is an online marketing expert, visionary and strategic thinker. His foresight in applying analytics techniques to Internet marketing led to early breakthroughs in predictive marketing.... Read More
errence Keeley is the founder and Senior Managing Principal of Sovereign Trends, LLC. From May 1988 until July 2010, Mr. Keeley worked for UBS’ investment banking and asset management... Read More
Thatcher Bell works closely with DFJ Gotham portfolio companies SinglePlatform, Philo, Altruik, Fynanz, Solvate, Worktopia, ExpoTV, and Lumeta. In addition, Thatcher serves on the Board of Directors... Read More
Tom oversees the strategic direction of the company and ensures alignment among energy science, technical and business development groups. He has previously worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office... Read More
Tom Krieglstein is a serial education entrepreneur living in NYC. His second company, Red Rover, was selected among thousands of applicants to participate in the inaugural NY TechStars class in the... Read More
Warren Lee is one of the preeminent digital media investors in the industry. A recognized thought leader on the future of online advertising and the evolution of the media landscape, Warren joined... Read More
Since 1987 Wayne Forrest has been Executive Director of the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, a private not for profit membership organization based in NY. Founded in 1949, the Chamber has... Read More
Yao-Hui Huang is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, helping them to grow their organizations in a... Read More
Zainab Ali brings over 10 years of global marketing and communications experience with a proven track record at the agency as well as the client side of the business, Zainab has over a decade of... Read More
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