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Ninth Bangalore BizLitFest

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 @ WeWork Galaxy, Residency Road
9.00 am to 10.00 am
Registration and Networking
10.00 am to 10.15 am
Inaugural Session
10.15 am to  10.45 am
An Author's Journey to New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2022 
Dr. Harini Nagendra, Author, Director, Research Centre at Azim Premji University, with
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Shinie Antony, Author, Curator, Bangalore Literature Festival
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10.45 am to 11.00 am
WiseViews - Lessons from the Game Changers
Sudhakar Rao, Director, ICFAI Group, with
Shankar P, Writer/editor at Knowledge at Wharton, Former Resident Editor, The Economic Times
11.00 am to 11.15 am
Tea | Browsing | Networking
11.15 am to 11.45 am
Dream a Billion Dream and How to Make it Happen
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, 
Author of Engineered in India: From Dreams to Billion-Dollar CYIENT, with
Mukesh Sud, Associate Professor - Strategy Area, IIM Ahmedabad, Author of Leapfrog: Six Practices to Thrive at Work
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11.45 am to 12.30 pm
Work 3.0 – Future of Careers in the AI World

Sameer Dhanrajani, CEO, AIQRATE Advisory & Consulting | President, 3AI | AI Advisor, Author of AI and Analytics: Accelerating Business Decisions,

Kavitha Rao, Managing Director, Accenture | Experienced Business Leader in Retail & Consumer | ICF ACC Coach | Speaker & Blogger | Mountaineer & Traveller, and Arvind Tiwary, Futurist, Technopreneur, with Kashyap Kompella, Author of Practical Artificial Intelligence: An Enterprise Playbook
12.30 pm to 1.00 pm
The Harsh Secrets of India's Successful Social Entrepreneurs
Nagaraja Prakasam, Author of
Back to Bharat: In Search of a Sustainable Future, Start-up Mentor @ IIM Bangalore NSRCEL, with
Wilma Rodrigues, Founder and CEO, Saahas Zero Waste
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1.00 pm to 1.45 pm
Lunch | Entertainment | Networking
1.45 pm to 2.30 pm
India’s Next Big IT and Tech Story
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures, Co-founder, Infosys, President, ISF, Co-author of Against All Odds: The IT Story of India, with
Jayanth N Kolla, Telecom | Deep Tech | Health Care - Technocrat; Consultant; Entrepreneur; Board Member; Global Speaker; Author
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2.30 pm to 3.15 pm
Shark Tank and Winning Middle India
Prerna Lidhoo, Author of Shark Tank India: Startup Fundas from the Sharks and Participants, and 
T.N. Hari, Author of Winning Middle India: The Story of India’s New-age Entrepreneurs, with Swati Jena, Founder, WriteFor, Author of The Entrepreneur’s Soulbook, Co-author of Diversity Beyond Tokenism, a TEDx speaker
3.15 pm to 3.30 pm
Tea | Browsing | Networking
3.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Rapid New Book Launches
5.30 pm to 6.00 pm

Host - Benedict ParamanandAuthor, Editor, SustainabilityNext, Co-founder, Bangalore BizLitFest, Co-founder, Greenlitfest
· Award and Talk by the Chief Guest · Acceptance Speech by the Winner · Jury Remarks

2023 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award Ceremony



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Prof. G. Raghuram

Former Director, IIM Bangalore,

Former Dean, IIM Ahmedabad


Mekin Maheshwari

Founder, Udhyam Learning Foundation

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Stuthi Vijayaraghavan

Former McKinsey Consultant and Founder, Urban Tech Labs

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