Sabrina COCCIA has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years and is today an expert in strategy, international business development and marketing for the innovation and IT industry, specialized in Smart Cities.
Sabrina initially graduated in International Trade at the University of Lyon after spending two years studying abroad. She always liked to travel to open her mind and to be able to think "Out of the Box" as she definitely believes that this is the key for an innovative and better future.
She began her career as an international business development manager for the Telco industry, she then moved to the marketing and communication side of the job. She advised many innovative ICT start-ups and SMEs, in particular within the mobile telecommunication sector, with their strategy and international development.
During 5 years (from 2008 to 2013), Sabrina was at the head of the biggest cluster of innovation (140 members, representing 13.000 employees) based in Sophia Antipolis – France and matured a specific knowhow of leading high-tech value projects in complex environment (PPP).
As a great animator of ecosystems, she organized many workshops and events around topics such as: mobile tourism, transport, e-health, smart grids...
She organized the first "Smart City" conference in France in 2011 in Nice bringing together politicians (Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice and other VPs of the "Metropole Nice Côte d'Azur"), architects and sociologists (FING…) to debate on "The citizen within the Smart City".
Sabrina created Smart Metropolis in 2013, a consultant agency specialized in strategy for Smart Cities. The goal of the agency is to lead cities, local authorities and metropolises to define they Smart Cities policies and projects based on innovation for an economic BUT sustainable development, ready to face the challenges of urbanization.
Smart Metropolis also helps young and innovative companies to develop their business worldwide on Smart Cities projects.
Sumit D Chowdhury
Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury, President of Reliance Jio and author of Management book 'Rules of the Game', has a diversified business leadership career spanning multi-national companies in US, Australia and India where he had led large professional services teams and telecommunications companies.
He is a proponent of a conscious city that is constantly becoming smart. He is working on creating a Smart City Information Grid (GAIA-Grid) that spans both the Network and Information Technology solutions that enable the creation and efficient operation of an intelligent Smart City across different domains. He is often called to speak and consult on Industrial Process Automation, telecom networks and internet/digital solutions, the essential ingredients of Smart Cities.
He has previously worked with IBM, Reliance ADAG, BearingPoint, and was a Partner with KPMG where his area of focus of Telecom & Energy Utilities. He graduated from IIT Kanpur and got an MS and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Apart from work, he is passionate about music, marathons, modern art, mentoring and brings it all together with his motivational public speaking that is managed by The Outstanding Speakers Bureau. He is also an angel investor and Board Member in several startup companies. He can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Director, Palava, Lodha Group
Shaishav has over 15 years of experience in Consulting and Operations Strategy. He joined Lodha Group in 2010 as head of Strategy. Shaishav holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, followed by Master of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and an MBA from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
He has more than a decade of diverse consulting experience in assignments across industries including the real estate industry. Prior to joining Lodha Group, Shaishav was Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company. He was also Vice President at Logic Tools and worked at KPMG Consulting and International Paper before that.
Sr. Partner Frost & Sullivan
Mr. Kavan Mukhtyar is a Senior Partner at Frost & Sullivan. He has advised public sector as well as private sector clients on strategic consulting engagements covering growth strategies, industry blueprints, long range business plans, mergers & acquisition, market entry, competitive strategies and innovation management. He has also worked on projects covering financial feasibility, investment analysis, and new product launch strategies. He has worked on a wide range of industries including Automotive, Transportation, Chemicals, Food, Agriculture.
Kavan's recent work covers Mega Trends like Urbanization, Convergence, Climate change, Smart cities, Smart mobility, Internet of Things; its impact and opportunities for business. Kavan has facilitated many workshops to help clients understand the disruptive changes happening in their industries.
Kavan is a well sought after Thought leader and has been featured in leading media in Asia including Times of India, Economic Times, Business standard, Singapore Business Times, Malaysia’s New Straits Times, The Star, Focus Malaysia, Jakarta Globe, Jakarta Post, Bangkok Post. He has appeared on various digital media like CNBC, BBC World, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia. He has spoken at numerous conferences on a wide range of topics including Growth strategy, Innovation, Leadership and the future of industries.
He has more than 19 years of business consulting, research, analysis and leadership experience in Asia. He started his career at Frost & Sullivan in 1997 and currently oversees Frost & Sullivan's businesses in Asia Pacific. He has also been involved in setting the strategy and developing Frost & Sullivan’s practice in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
He earned his Bachelor of Engineering at Mumbai University, is a Certified Financial Analyst and MBA from IBS in India..
Nagahari Krishna L
Director, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Lt. Cdr (Retd) Nagahari Krishna leads the Strategic Initiatives and Industry Affairs function at Danfoss India. In this capacity with a leadership role focuses on driving business growth via market identification, targeted market strategy and development and shaping of Knowledge positioning of Danfoss India
with Central and State Government, Business Associations & Chambers, Educational & Research Institutions, Trade Bodies, Think-Tanks, Embassies, and International and Multilateral organizations. He is one of the key members to support the company's continued growth expansion in the country.
Industry Affairs expert, with over 15 years of work experience and has held various key roles. Prior to joining Danfoss he was working with YES BANK in the Strategic Advisory group.
He has worked closely with central and state Governments in the policy advocacy, framing standards for Cold Chain, Energy Efficiency in Buildings. He has specific interest in the areas of Climate change and Agriculture.
Mechanical Engineer with Marine and controls specialization and an alumnus of IIM Calcutta
Member of the CII National Task Force on Cold Chain and plays an active role in Energy Efficiency committees at various industry and governance forums
Principal Consultant - Digital Enterprise Services
He comes with a rich experience of 26 years of working with top MNCs and Indian organizations such as BPL Telecom, Alcatel, Bharti Airtel, Air2Web, Buongiorno India at CXO levels and has travelled widely across the globe.
Developed new markets in SAARC countries and has been successful in growing the mobile value added services and mobile advertising business on WAP, Voice and SMS. Good understanding and interpretation of statutory regulations & compliances.
He has good exposure around Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions. The IoT Solutions are developed around NMACS (Network, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud, Security, Social and Sensors). He is also spearheading the Smart City initiative for Tech Mahindra.
Has done his bachelor of engineering from 'Birla Institute of Technology' in 1988.