PuneConnect, SEAP‘s flagship event is back in a bigger format this year. We invite you to join us for the conversations on “Future of Everything”. 25 hand-picked speakers from across the country, special keynotes and four dedicated tracks for dialogues around: startups, technology, leadership, and academia/research/innovation.
As technology advances continue to permeate the business and social world and re-defines how we do business, we believe the future of work is also bound to change in a significant way and hence we have anchored the theme for Pune Connect 2018 around this.
This is an ideal event to connect with the who’s who of the Pune Startup ecosystem. You will find lots of the senior leadership from the technology industry, startup founders, successful senior entrepreneurs, potential recruits, angels and investors from all over, potential customers, mentors, business partners, affiliates, and investors from all parts of Pune’e startup and technology ecosystem – including SEAP, PuneTech, TiE Pune, PoCC, MCCIA, IPMA, HIA, IIMA’s CIIE, and SME Joinup.
|09:15AM-9:30AM||Kick Off||–||By SEAP President||Main Track|
|9:30AM-10:30AM||Keynote Address||On Your Markets, Get Set, Go Pune….Define the Future||By Pari Natarajan||Main Track|
|10:40AM-11:40AM||Keynote Address||Changing nature of the consumer and its impact on the technology selection for sustaining business||Vijayaraman Subramaniam||Main Track|
|11:50AM-12:50PM||Keynote Address||Leadership lessons from Mt. Everest||Team Giripremi||Main Track|
|12:50PM-01:00PM||Inauguration of the Startup Stalls||–||–||–|
Track Wise Agenda
|Time||Technology Track||Leadership Track||Academics & Research Track||Startup Track|
Unearthing possibilities with data
by Dr. Hanumantha Rao Susarla
How Companies Can Become Digital Leaders
By Mrutyunjay Singh
|2:30PM-03: 30 PM||Panel Discussion:
What are the challenges with data?
Panelist: Rohit Shrivastawa, Milind Barve, Satish Patil, Moderator: Sandeep Suryavanshi
Lead The Change Through Social Entrepreneurship
By Ramesh Padmanabhan
Laying the path for Research, Academia and Industry collaboration
Panelist: Dr. Bhalchandra Puranik, Dr. Neeraj Gupta
|03:30PM-04: 15 PM||Fireside Discussion:
Blockchain and the Future of Enterprise
Pandurang Kamat, Bharani Subramanium, Moderator: Navin Kabra
The Changing Face Of Leadership
Panelist: Seema Gopal, Mangesh Kirtane, Dr. Kiran Bala, Moderator: S. Ramprasad
The emerging relevance of Liberal arts to Indian Industry
by Anita Patankar
PuneConnect Winner Alumni what happened afterward…
Panelist: Nitin Gupta, Akshay Mehrotra, Madhukar Bhatia : Moderator: Seema Joshi
|04:45PM-05:15PM||Startup Shootout||Top 5 Startups will pitch their startup in front of Jury||Jury: TBA||Main Track|
|05:15PM-05:45PM||Awards||Winner of Pune Connect will be announced||Guest Of Honour will present the awards||Main Track|
PuneConnect started in 2011 as a purely startup focused event, and quickly became one of Pune’s top startup events. However, after a break in 2017, we decided to expand the scope so that different parts of the industry/ecosystem (the established companies, the startups, academia, and leaders and mentors from elsewhere) could really connect with each other.
See the PuneConnect website for more information about past PuneConnects.
Fees and Registration
This event costs Rs. 1200 (Rs. 1600 after 13th October) if you want to be part of the lunch, Rs. 500 if you want to just attend second half of the event (without lunch; Rs. 800 after 13th October), and Rs. 300 for students (full day) and is free for students (half-day).
The event is from 9:00am to 6pm at the Westin, Pune.