Track One
Design-driven
Entrepreneurship
Track Two
CORPORATE STARTUP
CO-INNOVATION
Grand Finale
TiE Design Entrepreneurship Awards - Season 4
WHERE DESIGN
MEETS INNOVATION
MEETS ENTREPRENEURSHIP!

ABOUT IDEAS 2021

This is a flagship initiative by TiE Delhi-NCR and QGLUE (Strategic Design and Innovation firm of QAI) to incite, inform and inspire design and innovation-driven entrepreneurship within the country. The 2 half day virtual summit brings together organizations, experts, speakers, and leaders from across the country to facilitate discussions and to collaborate on design, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The objectives for this conference is to:

Empower start-ups to maximise their success and impact.

Enable startups and corporate to collaborate and co-innovate

Establish a powerful platform for celebrating design-driven entrepreneurship

A Reciprocated 
Win-Win Collaboration
A Reciprocated Win-Win Collaboration

Untapping the potential of startups and corporate collaboration to foster innovation by leveraging each other's strengths.

Keynotes and Panel Discussion
Keynotes and
Panel Discussion

Myriads of keynotes and panel discussions by diverse design luminaries and thought leaders to inspire founders on design and innovation for business growth.

A Reciprocated 
Win-Win Collaboration
Design-led
Entrepreneurship Awards

A premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of early to mid-stage startups worldwide.

Keynotes and Panel Discussion
Rising to the Challenge -
Case Studies and IDEA Talks

An opportunity for attendees to actively learn-through-examples to practise design and innovation driven methodologies for businesses.

Conference Agenda
Day 1 - April 15, 2021
DESIGN DRIVEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3:50pm to 3:55pm
Welcome Note
Navyug Mohnot

CEO QAI | Founder QGLUE Conference Chair

3:55pm to 4:30pm
Opening Keynote
Fallacy of the Next Big Thing
Dr Kumar Mehta

Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Formerly with Microsoft for 14 years

Raman Roy

Chairperson Quattro Ex-Chairman, NASSCOM

4:30pm to 4:50pm
IDEAS Talk
Agile Innovation in the Post-Covid World:
A Case Study
Srikant Sastri

Chairman- i3G Advisory Network

4:50pm to 5:10 pm
IDEAS Talk
Creative User Research Techniques to Fool-proof
your Product Market Fit
Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Founder Potentials & Possibilities

5:10pm to 5:30pm
IDEAS Talk
Embracing Uncertainties for Innovation
Alexandra Losneanu

Innovation Lead @ Brink & COVIDaction

5:30pm to 6:00pm
IDEAS Talk
Design Your Thinking
Jasminder Singh Gulati

Co-Founder- Now Floats

6:00pm to 6:20pm
StartUp Showcase
Design for Inclusion Powered by FCDO -
UK Govt - Startup Showcase
Aakashdeep Bansal

Co-Founder - I-Stem

Gaurav Mittal

Co-Founder & CEO - GingerMind.ai

6:20pm to 6:45pm
IDEAS Talk
Live Brand Design
Alok B. Nandi

Partner/ MD, Spread Design BV

Sonia Manchanda

Founding Partner, Spread Design & Innovation (Moderator)

6:45pm to 7:15pm
Keynote Chat
Designing Great Experiences
Kunal Shah

Founder CRED

Harish Sivaramakrishnan

Head of Design. CRED

7:15pm to 7:45pm
Award Presentations
TiE Delhi NCR and QGLUE (the Design Venture of QAI)
Design-Led Entrepreneurship Awards
V Sudhindra

Chief Design Officer - IBM INteractive Experience

Anuradha Sachdev

Group Design Director - Fjord

Hemant Suthar

President - NEC- Asso. of Designers

Srishti Bajaj

HOD Product Design - Pearl Academy (Chair) Finalists Presentations & Award Giving

Day 2 - April 16, 2021
CORPORATE STARTUP CO-INNOVATION
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Keynote
Corporate StartUp Innovation : A Perspective
Vijay Rajendran

Head of Global Corporate Growth, 500 Startups Ecosystems

Navyug Mohnot

CEO QAI | Founder QGLUE

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Panel
Crossing Boundaries: Corporates-Startups
Partnerships for Modern Innovation
Gaurav Gupta

Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India

Saravana Mani

Global Head - Innovation- Accelerator KMart Australia

Madhurima Agarwal

Netapp Accelerator

Lathika Pai

Country Head-Venture Capital & Private Equity Partnerships- Microsoft (Moderator)

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Panel
Open Innovation Success Stories
Rajeev Mukherjee

Founder & CEO - IncubateHub (Moderator)

Prasanna Lohar

Head of Digital, Innovation & Architecture at DCB Bank

Subbu Jois

Founder, Aurigraph.io

5:30pm to 6:00pm
Panel
Innovation In Times Of Disruption :
The Open innovation Way
P.Gowri Shankar

Head of Startup Accelerator @ Maersk OceanPro India | AIM China

Shyam Harinath

General Manager, Innovation Mgt & Digital Business - Siemens Healthineers

Shilpa Sree Nayak

Head of Open Innovation at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre

Sushant Bindal

(F6S) (Moderator)

6:00pm to 6:30pm
Case Study
Co-Innovation Network (COINTM) :
Understanding TCS's Global Open Innovation Initiative
Raju Goteti

VP, Co-Innovation Network (COIN TM) Tata Consultancy Services

Anju Midha

Innovation Consultant, Business & Technology Services, Corporate Research and Innovation, TCS.

Vivekanand Venugopal

Global Vice-President-GSI Business at Cohesity

Stephen Mateer

Director of Channels and Alliances, Americas at Kore

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Case Study
TraceX and Olam Agro -
A Case Study
Srivatsa Sreenivasarao

Co -Founder, TraceX Tech

Nitin Gupta

Vice President at Olam Agro

Apurva Chamaria

SVP & Chief of Staff to CEO & MD - Tech Mahindra (moderator)

7:00pm to 7:30pm
IDEAS Talk
Dheeraj Batra

Principal Partner EY, Innovation Realized Practice, Pennsylvania USA Formerly with IDEO

Madanmohan Rao

Research Director YourStory Media Innovation Officer, Big Asia Pacific Consulting, Singapore

7:30pm to 8:00pm
Closing Keynote
Omer Alparslan

Senior Partnerships Manager / Program Director - Plug and Play, California

Speakers
Madhurima Agarwal
Netapp Accelerator,| Thought Leader | Public Speaker
Vijay Rajendran
Head of Global Corporate Growth, 500 Startups Ecosystems
Gaurav Gupta
Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India
Srikant Sastri
Chairman- i3G Advisors | Author of ‘The Ventilator Project’
Ganesh Sonawane
CEO Arcatron Mobility
Lathika Pai
Country Head, Venture Capital and Private Equity Partnerships at Microsoft
Sushant Bindal
Country Head, Microsoft for Startups, India & SAARC & Founder
Rajiv Mukherjee
IncubateHub
Jasminder singh Gulati
Co Founder- Now Floats
Aakashdeep Bansal
Co-Founder ISTEM
Gaurav Mittal
Co-founder GingerMinds
P.Gowri Shankar
Head of Startup Accelerator @ Maersk OceanPro India | AIM China
Saravana Mani
Global Head - Innovation- Accelerator KMart Australia
Shyam Harinath
General Manager,Innovation Mgt & Digital Business - Siemens Healthineers
Dr Kumar Mehta
Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Author - the Innovation Biome
Alexandra Losneanu
Innovation Lead @ Brink & COVIDaction
Kaustubh Dhargalkar
Founder Potentials & Possibilities, Author & Design Thinking Coach
Kunal Shah
Founder CRED
Harish Sivaramakrishnan
Head of Design. CRED
Srivatsa Sreenivasarao
Co-founder of TraceX, Jivabhumi
Nitin Gupta
Vice President at Olam Agro India Ltd
Dheeraj Batra
Principal Partner at EY, Co-Founder and Director at Arogya Finance, Ex-IDEO
Sonia Manchanda
Founding Partner Spread Design and Consulting, Founder of Design Barn, Appointed member of the CII Design Council, Governing Council Member of Forge Accelerator
Alok B. Nandi
Partner/ MD, Spread Design BV
Raman Roy
Chairman and MD, Quatrro Ex-Chairman, NASSCOM
Prasanna Lohar
Head of Digital, Innovation & Architecture at DCB Bank
Madanmohan Rao
Research Director YourStory Media Innovation Officer, Big Asia Pacific Consulting, Singapore
Omer Alparslan
Corporate Innovation Director- Plug and Play Tech Centre, California
Subbu Jois
Founder, Aurigraph.io
Vivekanand Venugopal
Global Vice-President-GSI Business at Cohesity
Stephen Mateer
Director of Channels and Alliances, Americas at Kore
Apurva Chamaria
SVP & Chief of Staff to CEO & MD - Tech Mahindra (moderator)
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Bala Girisaballa
Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners/Vista Consulting Group || Ex-President, Techstars || Ex MD, Microsoft Accelerator India ||
Madhurima Agarwal
Director, Engineering Programs and Leader, NetApp Excellerator
Lathika Pai
Country Head, Venture Capital and Private Equity Partnerships, Microsoft
Parameswaran Venkataraman
Chief Design Officer, Fractal Analytics
Navyug Mohnot
Founder and CEO, QAI Global Services || Founder, QGLUE
ABOUT TIE DELHI-NCR

The Delhi-NCR Chapter of TiE, one of the biggest and most vibrant of the TiE chapters, has unique significance. It seeks to engage not only with entrepreneurs but also with policy makers, in order to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship. In the last 10 years, it has emerged as the forum of choice for startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers and academia. TiE Delhi-NCR conducts over 50 events every year covering aspects of entrepreneurship like funding and finance, marketing and sales, expanding into new geographies and business and organization management.

To know more about us : https://delhi.tie.org

ABOUT

QGLUE is a venture promoted by QAI. QGLUE helps businesses design services that people love and also impact the world around us. Using a human centered approach with robust framework rooted in design research, analytics and process modelling and through inculcating a design mind-set within the stakeholders. QGLUE equips people to solve wicked problems by helping them seek the problem, and reach a solution that betters the world around us.

To know more about us : https://www.q-glue.com/

JUry members
Sudhindra V
Chief Design Officer, IBM iX, India Member, National Committee of Design, CII Leadership by Design Coach Speaker, Author and Start-up Advisor
Anuradha Sachdev
Group Design Director, Fjord Design (Accenture Company) San Francisco Bay Area Led innovation projects for State of New Mexico Human Services, Toyota, L'oreal and others Alumnus - UCLA, M.Arch
Srishti Bajaj
Head of Department for Product Design, Pearl Academy Founder and Director of DESIGNBAIT Alumnus-IIM Bangalore, NIFT & Royal College of Art, London
Hemant Suthar
Founding Member and President, NEC, Associations of Designers of India Co-Founder, Fractal Ink Design Studio Alumnus – National Institute of Design
Vineeth Abraham
Alumnus - IIM Bangalore Vice President Strategy - Innovation, Swiss Re Ex-Head of Innovation at Dell EMCs
Harshit Desai
Alumnus - Stanford Graduate School of Business & ISB India Director - Customer Experience & Digital Transformation, KPMG India Ex-Head - Customer Experience, Partnerships & Automation, Aditya Birla Finance Limited
Anjali Kelkar
Founder & Director, Studio for Design Research, Hong Kong Alumnus: Parsons School of Design, New york and IIT Institute of Design, Chicago Board member, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Ex-Lead HCD and Design Thinking Instructor Luma Institute
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