Vinay Dora is also the founder of Crowd Product, a hybrid engagement platform for enterprise and startups. He has worked with a range of global crowdfunding initiatives. He is a consultant at entrepreneurship development organisation TiE Bangalore, and co-lead of Product Skills Development at NASSCOM. He graduated from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology (MS) and Anna University (BE), with semester stints at Stockholm School of Economics, Peking University China (International exchange), Harvard University (HPAIR team) and NUS Singapore (NUSOC project).
As a product aficionado, Vinay has been a promoter of the product ecosystem for close to two decades. When based in Europe, he got to engage closely with some of today’s marquee products - those such as Spotify, Soundcloud and Truecaller. Subsequently, he was involved in engagements with product and entrepreneurial leaders at Ola, ClearTrip, and others - many of whom were also his ex-colleagues at Yahoo!
Dr. Madanmohan Rao
Madan is Research Director at YourStory Media and a TiE Bangalore Charter Member. He graduated from UMass/Amherst, IIT Bombay, and Loyola High School. He has written over 15 books on innovation, knowledge management, media and culture. He has given talks and lectures in over 90 countries around the world.
He is Conference Chair for Extensia’s Africa Digital Summits, and Innovation Officer at BIGAPC Singapore. He is a juror for the World Summit Awards, and DEF's Manthan and mBillionth Awards. Madan has been in the startup ecosystem for over 25 years, and is a prolific writer, consultant and coach in innovation. His hobbies include travel, world music, jazz, and craft beer appreciation.