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IIMA Alumni London Confluence - 2015

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 from 14:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

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IIMA Alumni and Guests   more info Ended £45.00 £4.10
IIM Alumni and Guests   more info Ended £45.00 £4.10
Guests   more info Ended £45.00 £4.10

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IIMA Alumni London presents the IIMA Alumni London Confluence - 2015, our annual flagship event. 

The theme this year is 'The Future of Innovation'. We bring together a selection of Startups, Unicorns and Global Businesses from the UK, India and the Silicon Valley.

The half-day conference aims to bring together the best and the brightest minds on the leading edge of innovation and will be a platform for Tech companies, Startups and IIMA Alumni & guests based in London to interact, exchange ideas, collaborate and find ways to change the world as we see it today. It will provide a forum for industry leaders, experts, start up entrepreneurs, VC / PEs, investment banks to network and discover the latest developments, new business models and potential transactions.

The conference will commence with a special address from The High Commissioner of India, Ranjan Mathai, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s "Start Up India, Stand Up India" campaign as a mission to launch and nurture entrepreneurs, followed by Rt Hon Sajid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills on the innovative measures to fulfill Prime Minister Cameron’s vision to make Britain “the startup nation of Europe, the startup nation of the world”.

Global ecommerce sales have soared in recent years powered by a 25% YOY growth in Asia leading to sky rocketing valuations for E-commerce companies (Alibaba’s $25 Bn IPO float and Flipkart's last fund raise at a $15 Bn valuation) as a larger proportion of consumer retail purchases migrate online, driven by mobile computing, new verticals and categories, free or near-free shipping programs, faster delivery times, commerce-based apps and services. The e-Commerce engine is powered by seamless payments options by Fintech companies, greater uptake in the usage of online payment systems, and increased personalization & targeting, enhanced customer experience with techniques & services offered by Big Data companies. To cover these areas the next session will comprise of specialist tracks of panel discussions in the highly topical areas of E-commerce, Big Data, and Fintech.

The evening session of the conference will feature a Keynote address by Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO- Infosys on “The Future of Innovation”  followed by a panel discussion with Venture Capitalists – Saul Klein (Index Ventures), and GV Ravi Shankar  (Sequoia India) to debate - "The Future of Innovation" covering Evolving Startup ecosystems,  Innovation in Tech companies – Investing in Start-ups, In-house incubation, and Acquisitions, In-house R&D vs external acquisitions, accelerating rise in start-up valuations etc.

Even with this stellar ine-up, we continue to add names to our panels, so keep watching the space. Detailed Schedule and Speakers below:

SESSION I          Welcome and Special Addresses


2.00 – 2.30 pm        Registration and Coffee

2.30 – 2.45 pm        Welcome Messages by IIMA Alumni London Chapter

2.45 – 3.00 pm        Special Address by Ranjan Mathai, High Commissioner of India to UK


3.00 – 4.00 pm             Sector tracks : Ecommerce

                Rex Davis – Dunnhumby

                Kunal Shah  -  Freecharge / SnapDeal

                Aprameya Radhakrishna TaxiForSure

                David Walmsley  Marks & Spencer


 4.00 – 4.30 pm        Special address by Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & skills


4.30 -- 5.15 pm               Big Data / Analytics: 

                Geoffrey Horell Thomson Reuters

                Srikant V. – Fractal Analytics                      

                Arijit SenguptaAntuit

                Chair: Ajit Jaokar – Oxford University


5.15 – 6.00 pm               Fintech:        

               Chair: Anna Irrera – Dow Jones                  

               Nick Hungerford – Nutmeg

               Chris Evans – Web Financial Group

               Bipin Preet Singh  MobiKwik 

               Ravi Rajagopalan  Empays



6.00 - 6.50 pm               Inter-Session Break: Networking, Refreshments - Canapes and Drinks




6.50 - 8.30 pm    Keynote address and Panel Discussion  -  “The Future of Innovation” Evolving Start up Eco system, Driving Innovation in Tech companies In-house R&D, Incubation vs Acquisitions, Accelerating rise in valuations


6.50 to 7.00 PM    Welcome Messages from the IIMA Alumni London Chapter


7.00 to 7.10 PM    Special Address by Prof Ashish Nanda, Director, IIMA


7.10 to 7.40 PM    Keynote address by Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys


7.45 to 8.30 PM    Panel Discussion :

              Chair :  Ruth David, Bloomberg

              Hussein Kanji – Hoxton Ventures

              Saul Klein – Index Ventures

              Manish Madhwani – GP Bullhound



8.30 to 9.30 PM   Networking Drinks, Canapes and Sumptuous 'Dinner Bowls'

Do you have questions about IIMA Alumni London Confluence - 2015? Contact the organiser

When & Where

Allen & Overy LLP,
One Bishops Square,
E1 6AD London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 from 14:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

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