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Workshops


Apart from the plenary and other learning tracks during the conference, TieCON 2016 offers one a chance to deep-dive into a couple of key areas for your business.

Each workshop is conducted by an expert in the business area offering participants a new perspective on the topic. The workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 seats in order to ensure a more personalised learning atmosphere. The workshop will be conducted in an exercise based format with a lot of individual and group activities. Participants will get a chance to share perspectives from their own business/work area and the application of these ideas to their own area.

Who Is this For

The workshop is ideal for the budding entrepreneurs who would like to get exposed to new perspectives and new ways of looking at / doing things.

Key Takeaways

Participants will get the following takeaways from the workshop:

  •  Solid and in-depth exposure to new/emerging business concepts
  •  Possible application of these new ideas into their business / area of activity
  •  Introduction to the expert for possible direct engagements in the future

Preparation & Things to Bring

  • No preparation is required prior to the workshop. A general catch-up on the area of the workshop along with prior perusal of the reference links provided.
  • Bring your own laptop and/or tablet.
  • Stationary will be provided at the workshop.
  • Internet connection during the workshop will be available (through the conference internet infrastructure)

Rijn Vogelaar

“SUPER PROMOTERS - THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF MARKETING”


The best advertising is no advertising. Learn how to build your super promoters - those enthusiastic customers who will work for you and grow your business like no advertising budget can ever do. This workshop is an energetic, hands-on, exclusive (limited to 50 participants only) experience conducted by one of the recognised modern day marketing gurus in an informal non-classroom setting.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshop are:

  • Customer Centricity
  • NPS system
  • The concept of Flood (how an organization conquers the market with enthusiasm)
  • The concept of Flame (connecting customer enthusiasm to the purpose/ mission of your company)
  • The concept of Flow (creating Flow in your organization using customer feedback and other management tools)

Come be part of this inspiring immersive learning experience that inspire you and leave you with a clear message that will enable you to take your business to the next level.


“SIGNIFICANTLY GROW YOUR BUSINESS: HOW YOUR CUSTOMERS/PROSPECTS TAKE DECISIONS”


CEOs/Marketers/Brand Managers: You need to be good at asking a lot of questions about the current activities of your marketplace. You also have to understand that the reasons behind why your products are selling and who you are competing with. This includes technology, social history and emotional cues, than rational thought.

How can you identify/understand this and mould the narrative to your advantage?

Sign-up to find out more and supercharge your sales.

At the end of the workshop, you will improve your understanding on:

  • How history impacts the market in your category/business field?
  • How people are influenced by what is going on around them – and therefore how decisions are taken.
  • How you can apply these learnings in your business to significantly improve results?

Dave McCaughan

TiE – IITM Thought Leadership Forum

Start-ups: the emerging paradigms


This session would feature the release of the 8th India Venture Capital and Private Report. Key findings from the path breaking report on Start-ups would be presented by Prof. Thillai Rajan A. This would be followed by an enlightening panel discussion on the emerging paradigms in the Start-up sector where stalwarts from the Indian venture and start-up industry share their perspectives on the changing start-up landscape.


Anup Bagchi

“Anup Bagchi, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Securities Limited”


Anup Bagchi is the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Securities. In his 17 year career with ICICI Bank, Anup has held various key positions in the bank in the field of Retail Banking, Corporate Banking and Treasury. Previously, as the Executive Director of ICICI Securities Limited he pioneered the seamless online broking offering through ICICIdirect.com. Anup has been honored with The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Award. He was also recognized as one of India’s Hottest Young Executives by Business Today. Anup received his degrees from IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore.


“Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures and Co-founder, Infosys Technologies”


“Kris” Gopalakrishnan served as the Vice-Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014 and the chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys from 2007 to 2011. Kris is one of the co-founders of Infosys. Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, he was voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of Asia's Top Executives and selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. He also was selected to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers, in 2009. He was elected president of India's apex industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2013-14, and served as one of the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014. In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Mr. Gopalakrishnan the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honour.

Kris Gopalakrishnan


Sudhir Sethi

“Sudhir Sethi, Founder & Chairman, IDG Ventures India Advisors”


Sudhir specialises in identifying disruptive high growth technology firms with a strong leadership team, and helps them grow rapidly. Since 1998 Sudhir and his team have advised on investments into 60 firms across Digital Consumer, Enterprise Software and Healthcare Sectors. Key investments include FlipKart (India’s leading e-Commerce player), Myntra (Fashion & Sports e-Commerce), Manthan (a global Analytics product play), Perfint (a global leader in image guided oncology), Aujas (a global security firm), Newgen (a global software product leader), Yatra (a leading Online Travel Company) and Mindtree Consulting. Other Portfolio includes Lenskart, Zivame, amongst others. In 2001, Sudhir was recognized by Red Herring as one of the leading venture capitalists in the country. He has been named among the Top Ten IT Professionals by Dataquest and by Bloomberg UTV as ‘’Visionary Venture Capitalist” in 2011. In addition to leading IDG Ventures India Advisors, Sudhir serves on the Asia Advisory Board of EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association).


“Rajiv Lochan, MD & CEO, The Hindu Group”


Rajiv Lochan is the Managing Director and CEO of Kasturi & Sons Ltd (most famously known as The Hindu Group of Publications in India). He heads all non-editorial operations and is the first non-family member on the Board in the company’s 137-year history. Rajiv also devotes time to the social sector in the areas of public health and financial inclusion. He is a Trustee Board member of IKP Trust, a not-for-profit organisation focussed on leveraging knowledge and technology to drive innovation in public health. He is also on the Board of IFMR Trust Financial Holdings, an entity focussed on delivering financial products and services to the bottom of the pyramid in rural geographies in India. Rajiv is an alumnus partner of McKinsey’s India practice and one of the firm’s founding partners of its Chennai practice. At McKinsey, Rajiv served over 30 institutions, including 25 banks and financial institutions in India, South-east Asia and the US. Prior to McKinsey, Rajiv worked for American Express Company in New York. He holds an undergraduate degree from IIT, Madras, and an MS from MIT, Cambridge, MA, and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York.

Rajiv Lochan


Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

“Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Chair Professor, IIT Madras”


Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a currently an Institute Chair professor at IIT Madras where he leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks (TeNeT) group. He has been instrumental in leading several efforts in incubation and creation of start-ups at IIT Madras. In 2006 he conceptualized the idea of setting up a society for the incubation of rural technologies and businesses: IITM's Rural Technology and Business Incubator. Currently, he is the vice-Chairman of IITM’s incubation cell. Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala has been awarded Padma Shri in the year 2002 and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1998 besides several other awards and prizes. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Institute of Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden in 2008 and University of Maine, USA in 2010. He was a member of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Committee from 2004-14.

Lunch With a Mentor on One day

Limited seats only!

Connect with successful entrepreneurs and experts on a private and exclusive lunch with a small group. Find a mentor, investor, business partner, customer or advisor from amongst the group in a relaxed environment over fine food.

CEO at Naturals Salon & Spa

CK Kumaravel

Chairman & Managing Director at FSS - Financial Software & Systems

Nagaraj Mylandla

Chairman, Aparajitha Corporate services

Bharath Krishna Sankar

CEO, Thyrocare

Dr. Velumani

Co-Founder & CEO, Cbazaar.com

Rajesh Nahar

Senior advisor, Elevar

Ramraj

Vice Chairman, Cognizant

Lakshmi Narayanan

Director - Head Business Development, Kerala & Tamil Nadu - EY

Rajesh Nair

CEO - CAMS

NK Prasad


CEO at Naturals Salon & Spa

CK Kumaravel

CFO & Executive Director (Finance) at VA Tech Wabag Limited

Subramanian Varadarajan

Chairman & Managing Director

Mahadevan - Hot Breads

CEO at CaratLane

Mithun Sacheti

Chairman, Aparajitha Corporate services

Bharath Krishna Sankar

Co-Founder & CEO, Cbazaar.com

Rajesh Nahar

Senior advisor, Elevar

Ramraj

Vice Chairman, Cognizant

Lakshmi Narayanan

Director - Head Business Development, Kerala & Tamil Nadu - EY

Rajesh Nair


Special Unconference

Thought leadership through writing - Powered by NotionPress

  1. What is thought leadership? 
  2. Why is it important to you as an entrepreneur? 
  3. How can you establish yourself as a thought leader in your chosen field?

Join host Kiruba Shankar for an unconference, where each of you will be involved in setting the agenda, contributing and learning more.

Everyone has a book within: and that is one way to establish yourself.

Registrations for the Unconference start from Day 1 at the TiE Chennai Creative SIG + NotionPress BOOK BOOTH.

Sign-up. Show-up. Shake-it-up.

POLYCLINIC

Limited seats only!

Have a burning problem that you would like to get advice on? Register and drop in on the polyclinic sessions running through the day on both days with our panel of experts in various fields and get your questions answered in a private one-on-one exclusive 15-minute session. The topics that can be addressed include funding, customer acquisition, legal, compliance, finance & cashflow, etc.

Partner-JSA

Arthi Sivanand

legal complainace for startup JSA law

Co-Founder & President, Congruent Solutions, Inc.

Balaraman Jayaraman

Idea Validation, Sales, Traditional Marketing, Basic Guidelines for Startups

Chairman - Energy Commitee at Southern Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Bhoovarahan Thirumalai

Advice on creating a Business plan

Entrepreneur-Advisor & facilitator, investor at Independent

Chandhu Nair

Scaling up your business

Management Consultant

Govindhan Ramanujam

Sales, Traditional Marketing, Scaling up the business, Branding

Management Consultant

Jagan MS

Idea validation, Financial Planning, Creating a Business Plan

Owner, NetLink Technologies

Krishnan J

Idea Validation, Sales

Founder at iMMi Life

Manick R

Strategy & scaling up

Founder & CEO at Studio Diseño

Naveed Ahmed

User Experience & User Interface Design

Co-Founder at Ultimate Business Advisors LLP

NEERAJ MOORJANI

Branding

Retail Strategy Consulting & Knowledge Partner

Rajesh V

Idea Validation, Traditional Marketing, Branding, Basic Guidelines for Startups, Retail Marketing

Technologist & Entrepreneur, President & CEO, Nathan Research Inc

Ram Vishwanathan

Digital Media Marketing, UI/UX Design, Retail Marketing, Building deploying and managing a SaaS product

Serial Entrepreneur,Mentor, Growth Hacker

Rangarajan Sriraman

Idea validation

ED , TVS Logistics services limited

Ravi chandran s

incorporating a startup, compliances

Mentor and Investor

Shankar V

getting ready for funding

Digital Marketing Consultant

Sorav Jain

Social Media Marketing

Founder Future Focus

Veerendra Mathur

Idea Validation, Retail Marketing, Advice on creating a business plan

Owner at TSM Group of Companies

Vishy (Srinivasan Vishwanathan)

Idea validation, Basic guidelines for startups, Advice on creating a business plan, Scaling up the business


Partner-JSA

Arthi Sivanand

legal complainace for startup JSA law

Head HR at Bahwan CyberTek

Balakumar R

HR guidelines for startups

Founder and CEO at VertX Solutions (A Recruitment & Staffing Company)

Devanathan

HR practices

Management Consultant

Jagan MS

Idea validation, Financial Planning, Creating a Business Plan

Founder at iMMi Life

Manick R

Strategy & scaling up

Founder & CEO at Studio Diseño

Naveed Ahmed

UI/UX Design

Co-Founder at Ultimate Business Advisors LLP

NEERAJ MOORJANI

Branding

Founder, Managing Director & CEO at Syona Cosmetics

Raja Varatharaju

Branding, Marketing

Technologist & Entrepreneur, President & CEO, Nathan Research Inc

Ram Vishwanathan

Digital Media Marketing, UI/UX Design, Retail Marketing, Building deploying and managing a SaaS product

Serial Entrepreneur,Mentor, Growth Hacker

Rangarajan Sriraman

Idea validation

Mentor and Investor

Shankar V

getting ready for funding

Digital Marketing Consultant

Sorav Jain

Social Media Marketing

Strategic Advisor - Next gen IT products, services, digital businesses

Suresh Sundaram

Sales, mktg, scaling up the business, advice on creating a business plan

Founder Future Focus

Veerendra Mathur

Idea Validation, Retail Marketing, Advice on creating a business plan


TiECON Chennai Present Partners

AccessHealthcare
Akamai
Angels
Axis
CAMS
CapitalFirst
CavinCare
CTS
DBS
Fulcrum
Godrej
Kaar
NotionPres
Ooyala
Paypal
Prodapt
Rage
Ramanujan
RRDonnelley
Strides
Synergita
TVS
Veda
VentureIntelligence
Wabag
Wealth Advisors

TiECON Chennai Past Partners

Amazon
Citi
Creditcafe
DRA
GalleryVeda
HCL
IFMR
Medimix
Onehubchennai
Shriram
Sundaram
Techbridge
Ventureast

TiECON Chennai Ticketing Partners

eventjini
123signup
BookMyShow

TiECON Chennai Ecosystem Partner

ICT
StartupsClub
StartupGrind

TiECON Chennai Social Media Partner

EchovMe