Our speakers

Vinita Dawra Nangia, Associate Editor, Times of India

Ms. Vinita Dawra Nangia is an Associate Editor, Author and Columnist with The Times of India. With over two decades of experience in Lifestyle and Features Journalism, she specializes in society, relationships and life commentary. She has conceptualised and launched several products across platforms for The Times of India. Ms. Dawra’s exceedingly popular weekly column in The Times of India -- O-zone -- throws light on Contemporary Living and Relationships. She is Director of Write India, the country's biggest and first-ever platform for crowd-sourced writing -- a  project she conceptualized and launched to discover the next generation of writers. Ms. Dawra has authored three books -- 'Love is Always Right & Other Musings' , It's Your Life -- Reflections on Contemporary Living and Relationships', and a coffee table book on fashion -- 'Fashion Fair -The Journey of 13 Contemporary Designers'. She launched Page 3 and was also India's first fashion commentator and writer. Ms. Vinita Dawra is a regular Social Commentator and Motivational Speaker on talk circuits.

Vinod Bhat, Chief Information Officer, TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.

Vinod Bhat, CIO, Vistara Airlines

Vinod Bhat, Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Chief Ethics Counsellor (CEC), Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.

Vinod Giri, Director - PE, IDFC Alternatives

Vinod Kala, MD, Emergent Ventures

Vinod Kala is the founder and Managing Director of Emergent Ventures India (EVI). EVI is an Integrated Climate Change and Clean Energy Company with a unique footprint covering Climate Change Mitigation services, Sustainable Climate Advisory services, Clean Energy Development services and Clean Energy Generation Business.

EVI is engaged in more than 250 projects with GHG emission potential of 150 million T Co2e+, is present across 10+ countries, covers a wide variety of Clean Technologies in generation such as wind, bio-mass combustion, bio-mass gasification, waste to energy, solar PV, solar CSP and has its own development pipeline approaching 500 MW. EVI has also co-promoted a Hydro Aggregator and LED Chip and Appliance manufacturing business.

Vinod personally leads the introduction of new businesses for EVI. Vinod is a Mechanical Engineer with Post Graduation from IIM Ahmedabad.

Vinod Keni, Growth Partner, Artha Venture Fund

Vinod Krishnan, Head - Business Development (South India and Sri Lanka), Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd

Vinod Krishnan heads Business Development for Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd across South India and Sri Lanka where he is responsible for helping customers adopt Amazon Web Services platform as they embark on a journey that transforms the way IT is delivered and consumed world over.  

Prior to joining Amazon, he was responsible for sales and business development at VMware for their End User Computing and Advanced Technology Offerings and worked with customers across India to help them consolidate and optimize their internal IT infrastructure.  

Vinod has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and an MBA in marketing from SP Jain Institute of Marketing.

Vinod Kumar Chaturvedi, MD, Usher Agro Ltd

A commerce graduate and a fellow member of Institute of C.A. (FCA), having more than 25 years post qualification experience in various fields. Finance, project management and Business administration. Mr. Chaturvedi was also awarded doctorate degree by governor of Uttar Pradesh, his H.E. Shri B.L. Joshi for his thesis titled as “Rationale & Prospect for second green revolution”.

A recognized Agri leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, offers a unique blend of successful deliverer of growth, innovative financial and marketing skills.

As a director Mr. Vinod Kumar Chaturvedi has built a responsive organization that consistently delivers results by aligning business goals, improvement in the quality, standardization and performance. With a reputation for judicious use of resources, Mr. Chaturvedi’ work has been commendable in agriculture sector.

Vinod Murali, Managing Director, InnoVen Capital | @InnoVenCap_IN

Vinod Murali is Managing Director at InnoVen Capital India and is responsible for leading the business unit engaged in providing venture debt as well as managing the portfolio in India. He has successfully led his team to execute numerous Venture Debt transactions across sectors like technology, financial services, media, healthcare, retail and clean-tech. In addition to the venture debt portfolio, Vinod also oversees the recently launched mezzanine debt financing business aimed at providing profitable, lower middle-market founder funded companies in India with flexible growth capital options.

Prior to joining InnoVen Capital India in 2008, Vinod worked in Citigroup as part of the Corporate and Investment Banking Group where he managed large corporate relationships across Auto, Healthcare and Consumer industries. He also started Citigroup’s Media lending practice in India. Vinod started his banking career with ICICI Bank in marketing with stints in the Corporate Branding Group, Rural Business Group as well as the Corporate Banking Group.

Vinod holds a PGDBM from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai (Madras). Vinod enjoys running and has a keen interest in Trivia as well as Science Fiction.