Theme

Biographies & Indian
Business History

 

Program (Tentative)

09:00 Onwards
Registration
09:30-09:45
Welcome
V Raghunathan

Chair, Bangalore Biz Litfest

09:45-10:30
Timeless Lessons from Business Biographies
Dr. G.Raghuram

Director IIM Bangalore

Ajay Nanavati

Former MD, 3M, Founder Grey Gurus

Joydeep Sen Sarma

Author of Creating a Data-Driven Enterprise with DataOps – Insights from Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn, Twitter, and eBay

Host Sangeeth Varghese

Founder LeadCap Ventures

10:30-11:15
Failing to Succeed - Stories of Start-ups that Gained Big from Initial Setbacks
Vaitheeswaran K

Author, Advisor, Consultant, Mentor

Vidya Laxman

Technology Director at Tesco

Prof. P D Jose

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

Vijay Menon

Author of Innovation Stories from India Inc.

11:30-12:30
Modern Biographies of Indian Entrepreneurs - Success Secrets
Captain Gopinath

Author of Simply Fly – an Autobiography

Rashmi Bansal

Best-selling Author of Indian Entrepreneur Stories & God's Own Kitchen - The Story of Akshaya Patra

Alan Rosling

Author of Boom Country? The New Wave of
Indian Enterprise

Host Benedict Paramanand

Author of C K Prahlad - The Mind of the Futurist

12:30-13:30
Start-ups Disrupting Publishing
Abhaya Agarwal

Co-founder at InstaScribe.com

Gaurav Gupta

Founder & CEO of BookBhook.com

Vignesh Ramaswamy

Founder at Tartl, Penumbra

Host Madanmohan Rao

Director @ YourStory

13:30-14:15
Networking Break
14:15-15:15
Learnings from Literature for Management Students and Professionals
Ram Nidumolu

CEO, Academy for Innovation & Management

Rakesh Godhwani

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

R Srinavasan

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

Host Ramya Ranganathan

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

15:15-16:30
‘The Story of Indian Business’ Tales Of Trade, Adventures In The Bazaar And Romance Of
The High Seas
Gurcharan Das

Best-selling author, conceptualized and curated a 15-volume series being published by Penguin on the history of Indian business.

Lakshmi Subramanian

Author of 'Three Merchants of Bombay: Business Pioneers of the Nineteenth Century' - Tarwady Arjunjee, Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Premchand Roychand—founding pioneering business empires based on trade in cotton and opium

V Raghunathan

Author of Beyond the Call of Duty - Less-known Work of Many Englishmen who were Truly Dedicated to Indian Interests

Host Ganesh V

Author of ‘The Underage CEOs'

16:45-17:30
Biographies of Indian Business Tycoons
Kingshuk Nag

Author of KINGFIZZER: The Rise and Fall
of Vijay Mallya And The Double Life of Ramalinga Raju – The Story of India’s Biggest Corporate Fraud

K Giriprakash

Author of The Vijay Mallya Story

Host Shankar P

Editor, Knowledge@Wharton

17:30-18:00
Closing & Valedictory Talk ‘ Making a Living vs. Making a Life’
by Gurcharan Das
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