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India Technology Summit 2017 at British Parliament, London

Updated: Nov 17, 2017

On 14th November, technology experts from UK and India, policymakers from UK and India, Members of House of Commons gathered at the UK Parliament to discuss about challenges and opportunities in UK/India/ Europe Technology sector.

The Meet

The discussion during the summit were aimed to showcase challenges and opportunities in UK, India and Europe so as to help companies make better decisions while expanding into these markets. About 120 technology companies working in the area of  Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Fintech, electronic systems, communications, cyber security & Retail technology attended the summit. Around 28 speakers shared their expertise with the delegates, who also had a chance to have productive discussion with speakers. Few of the British MPs who attended the summit included Hon Virendra Sharma MP (Ealing Southall); Hon Bob Blackman MP (Harrow East); Hon Tanmanjeet Singh MP ( Slough); Hon Ruth Cadbury MP (Brentford & Isleworth); Preet Gill MP ( Birmingham Edgbaston )


Programme summary

Mr.Virendra Sharma MP, the Chairman of Indo British All Party Parliamentary group and Patron of Europe India Centre for Business and Industry, welcomed the delegates attending the business meet. 

The first session was about the collaboration between a UK technology company and Indian technology company. This discussion focused on a partnership between ITC Infotech Ltd, an Indian company and Chirp, a UK company whereby both companies are jointly developing business solutions which use ‘data over sound’ technology to interact between mobile phones, machines and other electronic devices. This session was followed by a talk by Ms.Ashvini Danigond - Chief Executive Officer, Manorama Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd who provided an overview of the technology sector in India and showcased opportunities across each of these technology sectors including education, healthcare, finance amongst others. This talk was followed by the corporate innovation panel discussion where experts discussed about the state of innovation and technology within large corporate organisations in light of recent technological developments across areas Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Fintech, electronic systems, communications, cyber security & Retail technology and other related areas. The session was chaired by Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder & CEO, Empact Ventures. The panelists who were part of the discussions include Manoj Agarwal - Director of Digital Services at Hays; Anjali Kumar - Head of Technology at Pizza Hut ; Ajay Hari - Founding Director at LogicShore & Head of IT (Customer Services & After Sales) at Jaguar Land Rover; Martin Smale - IT Director at Selwood, former Director of IT at Cisco Systems & former Director of Technology at News Corp and Rakesh Bokinal - Programme Manager at Isban (Santander Technology) & Founder of Flyero. This panel discussion was followed by Investment Panel discussion where experts discussed about the statement of the technology investment landscape within the startup ecosystem in the UK, Europe and India. The panel discussion was chaired by Raphael Weninger - Head of Ventures, Empact Ventures. The panelists who were were part of the discussions included Arun Thangavel – Co -Founder, Hollabox; Andrew Jervis - Co-Founder & CEO, ClickMechanic ; Pier Paolo Mucelli - CEO of eOffice & PropTech Investor; John Maltman - Founder & CEO of E-Fundamentals & former VP of PepsiCo ; Simon Brown - Founder & CEO, Skignz  and Kirsty Grant - Investment Director, Seedrs. This panel discussion was followed by Next Big Thing Panel where experts discussed on the current trends in the tech industry and more importantly where things are things are going next in UK, Europe and India. The panel discussion was chaired by Andrew Milsom -  Managing Director, Three Straight Lines. The panelists who participated in the discussion included Nitin Dahad – Founder, The Next Silicon Valley; Shourik Chatterjee – Director, Sipahi Group; Simon Brown - Founder & CEO, Skignz ; John Maltman - Founder & CEO of E-Fundamentals & former VP of PepsiCo and Lee Mallon, MD of Rarely Impossible. The following panel discussion was about the opportunities for UK India Technology partnerships whereas panelists from UK and India discussed about various opportunities that are available for companies from UK and India to work together. The panel was chaired by Madhuban Kumar - CEO, Metafused. The panelists who were part of the discussion included Mahesh Bigala - NRI representative/ IT representative - Telangana; Ankur Modi – CEO, Status Today; Paul Andrews – Founder, Oaktec; Kosta Mavroulakis - Founder & CEO, Empact Ventures and Dr Alex Mereacre -  VP Systems Engineering,  NquiringMinds. Following this session, all the delegates were encouraged to introduce themselves so as to let other delegates know about their work & what they intend to get out of the summit.

Event Partners


India Technology Summit 2017 was supported

Sivaleen Inc - http://www.sivaleen.com Empact Ventures - www.empact-ventures.co.uk Manorama Infosolutions - manoramahealthcare.com The Next Silicon Valley - http://www.thenextsiliconvalley.com


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