NASSCOM Product Conclave North 2017, New Delhi

The National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) organized the north edition of the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2017 at Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi. The one-day conclave served as an important platform for Indian product start-ups & emerging companies to access support and knowledge available in the ecosystem.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the companies in the Product ecosystem to showcase their brands, display product excellence to create a buzz in the market. The inaugural address was given by Mr. Subinder Khurana, Venture advisor, SRI Capital and the keynote address by Mr. R Chandrasekhar, President, NASSCOM.

The conclave was kick-started by a Fireside chat with Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder & CEO, Hike Messenger wherein he shared his journey, challenges he faced and how did he overcome those challenges. He also spoke about AR, VR and Machine Learning evolving technology and where do he see that in the years to come.

Next session we attended was about the workshop on the SaaS products and how to plan the launch for the global customers. This conversation also throws light about the approach which one should follow in the first 180 days of the Journey. It was indeed a very informative session by the speakers include the likes of Prasenjit Karmakar (Head – Marketing, WebEngage), Prashant Kumar (Founder, Unbxd) & Abhilash Pandey (Founder, InfiSecure) moderated by Sumeet Kapur (Founder & CEO, EmployWise).

The conference was attended by many knows faces from the industry, entrepreneurs, venture capitalist and consultants, who shared their journey and views on the evolving product landscape includes the major technology and social changes we have seen over the last few years.

Another interesting session we attended was a workshop on Product Marketing by Pinkesh Shah Co-founder, Institute of Product Leadership who take us through the more hands on approach on building and positioning the required elements to acquire the first 100 customers and the strategy one should follow beyond.

The evening was ended with the Keynotes about Investors Envisioning the Future and where are the big undiscovered opportunities that will create wealth over the next 5 to 10 years. Sanjay Mehta (Angel & PE Investor, Director, CORE Media), Sashi Reddi (Founder and Managing Partner, SRI Capital, President, TiE Philadelphia) & Ashish Taneja (Managing Director, growX ventures) were the speakers who shared their experience and what they look for a new start up before Investing.

The key takes away from the Delhi edition of the conclave was how to address the roadblocks faced by various startups & entrepreneurs, what should be our approach to creating landmark products catering to a globally growing customer base, how to go about creating high-performance teams and address the funding concerns.

One thought on “NASSCOM Product Conclave North 2017, New Delhi

  • March 27, 2017 at 11:14 am
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    It was a very good initiative and turns out to be a beneficial session for the new entrants.

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