Authors and Speakers

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Alok Kejriwal

Author of The Cave - An Internet Entrepreneur's Spiritual Journey. Founder of Games2Win 


Anuja Master Bose

Independent Advisor for Social Enterprises and Philanthropy

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Caroline Cares

Author of Becoming You – Stories of Courage & Vulnerability, Founder of Vibha – Community for Inclusion


K Giriprakash

Author of The Vijay Mallya Story. Chief of Bureau - The Hindu BusinessLine

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T N Hari

Author of Say No to Jugaad – The Making of Big Basket

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Harini Nagendra

Author of Cities and Canopies. Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University


Karthik Kumar

Author of Don’t Startup: What No One Tells You About Starting  Your Own Business, Actor, Director and Comedian


Madan Padaki

Serial Social Entrepreneur, Co-founder Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME)

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Madukar Shukla

Author of Social Entrepreneurship in India : Quarter Idealism and a Pound of Pragmatism, faculty XLRI

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Meghaa Gupta

Author of Unearthed – An Environmental History of Independent India

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Narayan Ramachandran

Writer, social entrepreneur, columnist, former India Head, Morgan Stanely 


Navi Radjou

Co-Author of Do Better With Less – Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth, Winner of Thinkers 50 Award. Innovation and leadership advisor based in New York

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Pavan C Lall

Author of Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India’s Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi, Senior Journalist


Prateek Raj

Author of Evolution of Business and Markets - How Free and Inclusive Societies Emerge. Faculty IIMB

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V Raghunathan

Chair, Bangalore Business Literature Festival, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad, Columnist and Author

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Rahul Chandra

Author of The Moonshot Game: Adventures of an Indian Venture Capitalist. Founder of Arkam Ventures

Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Author, Director, IIM Bangalore
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Rohit Bhargava

Author of Non-Obvious Trends – WSJ Bestseller

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Siddarth Rao

Author of How I almost Blew It – Incredible Lessons from India’s Most Successful Digital Entrepreneurs, Founder Webchutney

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Co-founder of GlobalGyan, former chief strategy officer, Tata Communications

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Sudhakar Rao

Director-Branding, ICFAI Group


Sudhir Sitapati

Author of The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever 

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Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Author of Sahara: The Untold Story, Senior Journalist

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Vladi Ruppo

Author, Russian expat, senior IT Professional, start-up entrepreneur in Bangalore.


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Benedict Paramanand

CEO, Bangalore BizLitfest, Author of CK Prahalad: The Mind of the Futurist 


Madanmohan Rao

Research Director, YourStory

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Pooja Bhula

Writer and Author of Intelligent Fanatics of India


Sandeep Das

Director PWC, Author of Hacks for Career and Life – A Millennials’ Guide to Making it Big


Shankar P

Editor Knowledge@Wharton, Former Resident Editor, The Economic Times

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Smarinita Shetty

Co-founder and CEO India Development Review


Sumathi Chari

Co-founder PRHUB