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Vinod Mehra

Founder of Neev Consultancy

Vinod Mehra is the founder of Neev Consultancy. He has over 35 years of Information technology experience across the Middle East region. He has consulted partners of Fortune 100 tech organization on Cloud computing across six countries in the middle east. Now he mentors invests and helps Startup Scale.

On the personal front, he works with NGOs to pay forward to the community. He is past President and current advisor to Smartlife NGO in UAE.

He has a passion to share his learning with startup professionals and has delivered over 60 plus Business workshops in the past 12 months on Pro Bono basis in Delhi NCR region.

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Pushpak Kacholia

CTO and business head of Webcontxt India

With over seven years of experience in managing technical projects and teams, Pushpak Kacholia is currently the CTO and business head of Webcontxt India. With experience across both "products" and "services", he enjoys consulting on problems which can be solved using technology.

He is passionate about growing and sustaining large organizations and has demonstrated strong skills in building and leading large teams to accomplish all aspects of product delivery like software development, engineering, and QA.

Over his career, he’s been involved in the formation of various startups and has overseen their journey from inception all the way to revenue generation.

A passionate internet evangelist and a keen observer of industry trends, he has also proven exceptional ability in managing engineering, product management, strategy, and various other responsibilities.

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Siddhartha Sharma

Vice President - Technology & Automobiles, Otus Media Pvt Ltd.
Consulting Editor: Technology and Automobiles, Dainik Jagran

Siddhartha Sharma is currently the Vice President - Technology and Automobiles for otuslive.com and Consulting Editor for Technology and Automobiles at jagran.com. He’s the creator of the selfie interview and also the first in India to experiment with Mobile Video Filming, Periscope, Facebook Live’s and 360-degree videos for communicating with audiences. He’s also the face behind India’s first Tech And Auto Awards by News18.com.

Before taking over the Tech and Auto verticals at otuslive.com and Jagran.com, Siddhartha worked as the Editor for Technology and Automobiles at News18.com and was also the face of CNN-News18’s digital first weekend show, The Tech And Auto Show. He’s also held the position of Editor for Technology at The Quint, where he was heading The Quint’s Technology and Automotive editorial divisions.

He has also worked with India Today’s Television division, spearheading their technology vertical. He was the creator and face of, the Gadgets & Gizmos Show on Headlines Today and TechnoDilli on Dilli Aajtak.

Apart from technology, he has done special shows, panel discussions and event hosting for Automobiles, Sports and regular features show for Headlines Today. He also had his own column on technology, with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital.

Prior to joining the India Today Group he worked with India’s popular business channel ET NOW, for their regular weekly technology show, Technoholik and their special features team. He has a total experience of 10+ years being associated with the media industry in the field of Technology and Automobiles.

Educational Background:
MBA (Advertising), SIMC, Pune.
Bachelors in Journalism (Mass Communication), IP University, New Delhi.