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Walter Vieira is the President of Marketing Advisory Services Group, which he founded in 1975. Prior to that, he spent 14 years working with various corporations—Glaxo, Warner Lambert, and the Boots Company. A Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of India (FIMC).

Gautam Mahajan is an internationally acclaimed expert in strategy, general management (including Customer Value), and globalization. He is President of Customer Value Foundation and Inter-Link Services Private Limited, an International Consulting Firm. Gautam is also the Founder Editor of the Journal of Creating Value, an international journal focused on Customer and Value Creation.

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Social Entrepreneurship - Success Secrets

Succeeding as a social entrepreneur needs special skills and commitment. Panelists will talk about how to ride the road that offers fulfillment as well as financial rewards.

Prof. Anil Gupta Teaches at IIM Ahmedabad, Founder, HoneyBee Network

Shoma Bakre Author, Co-founder, EmPower Research, Founder of NGO platform ‘Let’s Do Some Good.’

Naga Prakasam Angel Investor, Social Entrepreneur and Mentor at N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Anchor - Wilma Rodrigues Founder, Saahas

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Declaring Breakdowns


To declare a breakdown is to state that you are declaring a break from an old flow of life, and creating a new flow. It is stating that if the normal course of events were to take place, and if you did not actively participate in changing this course, you would end up in a particular future. If this future is not ok for you is when you have a choice to declare a breakdown; design a new future of design, and then take actions to achieve that future. Sameer Dua and his panel will talk about this critical leadership move, and it’s importance in designing futures of choice.

Vishal Dhupar Managing Director, Asia South at NVIDIA

Atul Satija Founder & CEO, The/Nudge Foundation

Jagdish Chawla CEO Avirate Global at Timex & Fergasam Group

Anchor - Sameer Dua Author of Declaring Breakdowns: Powerfully Creating a Future that Matters, through 6 Simple Steps

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The Business Case for Reading

Successful business leaders reminisce on their reading habits; books they enjoyed when they were young; what books taught them; books they hated reading and which books they want every future and current entrepreneur not to miss.

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Beating the Mid-Life Blues

As entrepreneurs and executives cross 40 after putting in about two decades into setting up and nurturing their business and careers, they are faced with the big question – What Next?
Most people find it very difficult to make the transition. This session is about understanding the art and science behind how to beat these blues and set oneself up for the next phase. How to reinvent?

Real Stories Behind Start-ups 


A lively conversation about how some authors have captured riveting stories of entrepreneurs, and the highs and lows they encountered on the way to where they are today.

Session Videos

Environment & Entrepreneurship

How entrepreneurship will play a significant role if India is to mitigate the grave risks associated with climate change in the next two decades. The role of entrepreneurs in Dr. Guha’s Fourth Wave of Environmentalism in India and the world.

Prof. Anil Gupta will show how grassroots innovation and micro entrepreneurship have the maximum potential to rid India of social and economic inequalities.

in conversation with Dr. Ramachandra Guha

Entrepreneurship Wisdom from Ancient Indian Literature & Its Relevance Today

Devdutt Pattanaik prolific author, will speak on the rare wisdom entrepreneurs can access from ancient Indian literature and how they are relevant in markets and boardrooms even today speaks with Ram Nidumolu

Suveen Sinha Author of The Tip of the Iceberg – Unknown Truths About Start Ups

Ganesh Vancheeswaran The Underage CEOs - Fascinating Storiesof Young Indians who Became CEOs inTheir Twenties

Anchor - Madanmohan Rao Research Director at

Manish Sabharwal Chairman, TeamLease

Sahil Barua Co-founder e-commerce firm Delhivery

Mukesh Bansal Co-Founder Myntra and

Ashish Goyal Portfolio Manager with a leading international Macro Hedge Fund.

Anchor - V. Raghunathan CEO, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, Author of ‘Games Indian Play’, ‘Don’t Sprint the Marathon’

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