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Venture Capital Fund Manager & Co-Founder, Siana Capital
Chairman, Aarin Capital & Manipal Global Education
Chief Technology Officer, Porter.in
Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft India

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 26 May 2022 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Free to attend


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Today, we depend on technology for fulfilling almost all our needs. One thing that can be easily predicted about technology is that it is dynamic and the speed of change is intense. Published this month, Techproof Me, The Art of Mastering Ever-Changing Technology by A. Siddharth Pai discusses themes such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things, among others important technology-led disruptions. It is aimed at all who would like to understand technology and its disruptions.

Pai’s Techproof Me intends to prepares readers for the new opportunities thrown by changing technology and emphasizes the advantages and drawbacks of rapidly changing technology. The book provides information and observations on a variety of technology-oriented subjects, with the intention to help readers remain relevant in the fast-changing world of technology.


A. Siddharth Pai

Venture Capital Fund Manager & Co-Founder, Siana Capital

A. Siddharth Pai is a co-founder of Siana Capital and a venture capital fund manager for deep-science and deep-technology start-ups that ideally have social impact. He has led some of the most innovative technology sourcing transactions and has advised and completed over US$20 billion in transaction value. Siddharth has over three decades of experience working in the US and Europe and moved to Asia/India in 2002. He has held senior executive roles with IBM and KPMG Consulting/Bearing Point in the Americas, Asia–Pacific and Europe, and was partner and president of TPI/ISG’s Asia–Pacific region. He holds an MBA in finance and an MS in applied economics from the University of Rochester as well as a BCom from Bangalore University.

TV Mohandas Pai

Chairman, Aarin Capital & Manipal Global Education

Mohandas Pai is a Padma Shri Awardee and former CFO and Board Member at Infosys. He is also the co-founder of Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest midday meal program, and works actively with government and regulators on policy recommendations and guidelines. Mohan has served as the Chairman of the Board of SEBI, and is now a Board Member of the National Stock Exchange in India. He has emerged as one of India’s most prolific angel investors. He has helped start over 10 different funds in venture, growth, and public markets. He also leads a private equity fund – Aarin Capital – along with Manipal Group Chairman Ranjan Pai that invests in life sciences and education companies. A selection of the companies include Byju’s, Counsyl, ZoomCar, Praxify, YourStory, and Licious.

Shrutiranjan Satapathy

Chief Technology Officer, Porter.in

Shrutiranjan Satapathy is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Porter, which is a leading intracity logistics platform in India, helping transform the logistics ecosystem using highly scalable technology solutions, specifically in the last mile space. He has been associated with Porter for 7 years, before which he worked with Rocketfuel. He has done his Bachelors and Masters degrees from IIT Kanpur, with a specialisation in natural language processing and machine learning.

Irina Ghose

Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft India

Irina Ghose is the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft India, with the responsibility to drive end-to-end operations. Irina focuses on the go-to-market strategy for Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions in India to deliver on core business parameters and create new growth engines for the future.

A Microsoft veteran of over two decades, Irina has held a variety of Strategy and Sales leadership roles across Enterprise, Solution Sales, Partner Solutions, and Education segments, focusing on Business management, Operations, Partnerships and New business initiatives. In her previous role as the leader of Cloud Solutions in India, she was focused on empowering Cloud Transformation by engaging with customers and partners to envision and architect their digital growth strategy.

She is an Electrical Engineer from IIT BHU and an MBA from XLRI. A proponent of Women in Business and Technology, she is a recipient of the ‘Inspirational Women’s Award’ at Microsoft and ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from IIT BHU. Besides being a marathon runner and a music lover, she’s a strong champion of Diversity & Inclusion. She is the founder of ‘MyLittleBit’, a philanthropic foundation, focusing on education and jobs for underprivileged girls. She’s also actively engaged with startups with ‘Microsoft for Startups’ and as a Trustee of SonderConnect, a foundation for women entrepreneurs.