Schedule 2016 2017-09-16T06:52:10+00:00

ThinkBig 2016 Program Schedule

DAY 1: MONDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2016
10:00 – 10:30 (Hall 2) Launch of the WEDisplay Trade Show by the Chief Guest (Chief Minister of Karnataka) & Delegation of Ministers in presence of various Global Women’s Associations & lighting of the lamp by Hon’ble Chief Minister.
10:30 – 12:00
Main Conference Centre – Jacranda
  • Introduction of ThinkBig 2016 by Hosts
  • Performance of State song – “Naada Geethe”
  • Welcome remarks by WEConnect International – Mr. Parul Soni, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India
  • Opening Address by Smt. K. Ratna Prabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  • Address by Ms. Elizabeth Vasquez, Co-Founder & CEO, WEConnect International
  • Address by Mr. Bunty Bohra, CEO, Goldman Sachs Services (India)
  • Address by Mrs. Gowri Ishwaran, CEO, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation
  • Address by Dr. Priti G. Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation
  • Address by Smt. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Chairperson, National Commission for Women, Government of India
  • Keynote Address by Shri R.V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister – Large & Medium Scale Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka
  • ThinkBig Song by Karnataka Women’s Associations
  • Inaugural Address by Shri Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Vote of Thanks by Uma Reddy, Promoter-Director, WEConnect India INT Association
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
Session Timings JACRANDA GULMOHAR CASSIA HIBISCUS
13:00 – 13:10 WEIgnite: Session Keynote by Krish Iyer, CEO, Walmart India WEChallenge
Semi-Finals
WEConnect
International Networking
13:10 – 14:00 WEExplore: Access t0 Market Opportunities

  • Greta Schettler, VP, WEConnect International (Moderator)
  • Anubha Grover, Strategic Global Sourcing Manager, Intel
  • Gopal Pillai, Director & GM, Seller Services, Amazon India
  • Utkarsh Biradar, VP – Products, Shopclues
  • Sanjeev Bhandari, Vice President, Accenture India
  • Abhishek Mathur, Chief Procurement Manager – India & South Asia, IBM
  • Neelam Chhiber, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Mother Earth
  • Chayaa Nanjappa, Founder & Partner, Nectar Fresh Foods
14:00 – 14:10 WEIgnite: Session Keynote by Sharmila Hardi, IFC, Senior Manager, FIG
14:10 – 15:00 WEExplore: Access tFinance

  • Sharmila Hardi, IFC, Senior Manager, FIG (Moderator)
  • Vijay Ganapathy, CO& Partner, Thinkthrough Consulting
  • Chetna Sinha, Founder and Chair, Mann Deshi Mahila Bank
  • Bhadresh Pathak, Senior President & Head – Business Banking, Yes Bank
  • P.V. Bharathi, Executive Director, Canara Bank
  • Wenchi Yu, Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
  • Upasana Taku, Co-Founder & Director, Mobikwik
15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK
Session Timings JACRANDA GULMOHAR CASSIA HIBISCUS
15:30 – 15:40 WEIgnite: Session Keynote by Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee, CEO, Future Learning WEChallenge Semi-Finals India CanDo
15:40 – 16:30 WEExplore: Access to Effective Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

  • Anil Sinha, Chairman, Thinkthrough Consulting (Moderator)
  • Pankaj Pandey, IAS, CEO, Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board
  • Jennifer Daubeny, Canadian Consul General, Bengaluru
  • Ragini Chaudhury, Private Sector Development Adviser, UKAid
  • Vandana Verma, Program Director, IKEA Foundation
  • Jenny Grieser, Senior Director, Women Economic Empowerment, Walmart
  • Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skills and Business Development, UNDP
  • Kathrina Kuehn, Advisor, Private Sector Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
16:30 – 16:40 WEIgnite: Session Keynote
16:40 – 17:30 WEExplore: Access to Technologies

  • Parul Soni, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India & Global Managing Partner, TTC (Moderator)
  • Luna Shamsuddoha, Chairman, Dohatec New Media
  • Monica Aggarwal, VP, India Systems Development Lab, IBM
  • K.G. Alai, Chief General Manager, SIDBI
  • Akanksha Himatsingka, Managing Director, Himatsingka Wovens
  • Monika Panpaliya, Sr. Director, IT International, Boeing India
  • Jitendra Chaddah, Sr. Director, Operations and Strategy, Intel India
  • Sirisha Voragunti, CTO, Mastercard – South Asia
  • Srikant Rao, Country Head & MD, ASAP
19:00 – 21:00 CULTURAL PROGRAM & DINNER HOSTED BY HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER OF KARNATAKA
DAY 2: TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2016
Session Timings JACRANDA GULMOHAR CASSIA HIBISCUS
9:30 – 10:30 Plenary: Business & Human Rights

  • Parul Soni, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India & Global Managing Partner, TTC (Moderator)
  • Mamta Kohli, Senior Social Development Specialist, UK Aid
  • Sher Singh Verick, Deputy Director, DWT South Asia & Country Office India, ILO
  • Abhishek Jani, Country Director, Fair Trade UK
  • Kenneth Khalkho, Partner – Ethical Business Advisory, Thinkthrough Consulting
WEDive Workshop on Leadership: BRIDGE Partnership, Hong Kong WEDive Workshop on Personal Branding: Avani Parekh, Sheroes.in WEEngage: Security India
10:30 – 11:00 Launch of KLAMP website
11:00 – 11:30 TEA BREAK
11:30 – 13:00 WEChallenge Grand Finale WEEngage
Building Partnerships
Mr. Parul Soni, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India
Dr. Sapna Poti, Head – Jammu,Kashmir and North East Region, NSDC
Smt. Deepika Handa, AGM, HSIIDC
Smt. Anita Gupta, OSD, Government of Sikkim
Prof. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University
Mr. Rahul Kumar, VP, Skill Development, Janalakshmi Financial Services
Ms. Anuja Pandey, Stylist & Blogger, Lofty Spectrums
CASSIAWEDive Workshop on Creating Employment Opportunities, Enabling Entrepreneurship & Bridging the Information Gap: Disha Project WEEngage Corporate Session Walmart
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
Session Timings JACRANDA GULMOHAR CASSIA HIBISCUS
14:00 – 15:30 WEDive: (For Women Participants Only) Power to Women Workshop on Women’s Safety Awareness: Empowerment against Crime & Violence & Psychological Empowerment against Sexual Harassment/ Abuse Franklin Joseph Goldman Sachs Buyer/ Seller Meet WEDive Workshop on Social Media Outreach: How to use the Internet/ Social Media to Grow Your Business 10x? Amit Agarwal Founder, WhizKidz Media, Former YouTube India Head  WEDive Workshop on WEConnect International Certification Parul Soni, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India
15:30 – 16:00 TEA BREAK
16:00 – 18:00 WECelebrate Awards & Valedictory Ceremony

WECelebrate Awards Ceremony
Closing Remarks by
Smt. K. Ratna Prabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka Ms. Elizabeth Vasquez, Co-Founder & CEO, WEConnect International
Ms. Greta Schettler, Vice President, WEConnect International
Mr. Ajay Ramasubramaniam, Director, Zone Startups India
Mr. Sonjoy Chatterjee, Chairman, Goldman Sachs India
Ms. Kalpana Saroj, Chairman, Kamani Tubes
Shri G. Parameshwara, Hon’ble Home Minister, Government of Karnataka
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon Ltd.
Shri R.V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister – Large & Medium Scale Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka
Vote of Thanks by Mr. Parul Soni, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India
Seated at dias: Dr. G. Prameshwara, Smt. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Smt. V. Manjula (IAS), Dr. G. Kalpana (IAS), Dr. Uma Mahadevan (IAS),
Smt. M.V. Savitri (IAS), Smt. N.T. Abro(IAS), Ms. Gargi Jain (IAS), Ms. Monica Malhotra, Prof. Balvinder Shukla, Dr. Sapna Poti, Smt. Sartaj Lamba, Smt. Anita Gupta, Ms. Deepika Handa, Ms. Manisha Raisinghani