JUNE 21 , 2020 . Chennai .
Celebrating the
Art & Science
of Leadership & Decision-Making
A event that brings together Family Business Leaders, Professional CXOs and Entrepreneur-Leaders into One Platform.

Leadership Unplugged is a digital and events platform for a community of people who’re extremely passionate about improving their leadership skills every single day.

Join us at Leadership Unplugged, Chennai on June 21st, 2020 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai and listen to 40+ talks on the art and science of leadership.

Great leaders are humble, bold, smart, nimble and inspirational – all at the same time. Brilliant, Great leaders know When to Lead and When to Follow; When to Teach and When to Learn; When to Accelerate and When to Slow Down.

At Leadership Unplugged 2018, our mission to bring together a wide array of CEOs, entrepreneurs, board members and family business leaders to share some of the best lessons they have learnt with our wonderful audience.

Nominate your Company for Hidden Gems 2018 (Tamil Nadu Edition)
Calling leading companies from Tamil Nadu to nominate yourself to Hidden Gems 2018.
  • Companies contacted for Data
    July 20, 2018 onwards
  • Data Analysis
    August 1 - Nov 30, 2018
  • Winners Announced
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    June 21, 2020

    Registrations: 9.00 AM to 9.45 AM.
    Fireside Chat between Srikanth Srikanth Narasimhan of Veda Corp & Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO, Matrimony.com; Topic: Behind the Scenes into Matrimony.com’s Fundraising Experiences & Lessons from the same
    In this special keynote address, the founder of CAMS, which counts National Stock Exchange and HDFC Group as investors, will deliver a talk on: “Key Transformations at CAMS and 5 Big Decisions we made that impacted us positively.”

    Keynote Address by Srinivasan H R, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, TAKE Solutions

    Topic: “Take 5: Five Big Decisions we made at Take Solutions that enabled rapid growth.”

    J. Krishnan. MD & CEO, Unimity Solutions and R Ramaraj is a Senior Advisor at Elevar Equity

    Topic: “Thinking on Your Feet , the Indic Way”.
    Talk by Hitesh Oberoi, CoPromoter, MD and CEO, InfoEdge (Naukri.com, 99Acres, etc.) Topic: “Lessons from Hindsight: A peek into 3 major decisions we got right at Info Edge & learnings from 1 wrong call we made”

    Leadership while scaling: A few anecdotes

    Panelists include:
    • Ganapathy Venugopal, Founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures
    • Gowri Shankar Subramanian, CEO, Aspire Systems
    • Ramakrishnan Kalyanaraman, Senior Managing Director – Strategic Relationships, Spark Capital
    • Prof. Swaminathan T.N of Great Lakes Institute of Management
    • Sarath Naru, Managing Partner, Ventureast

    TED-Style Talk by 2 CXOs

    • Palash Nandy, CEO, Numeric India on the Topic:“From an Executive to CEO – Highlights from my journey at Numeric & important decisions I made”
    • Nirmala Sankaran, co-founder & CEO, heymath! On the Topic: “Leadership Decoded”

    TED-Style talk by Kandaswamy Bharathan, Executive Director, Kavithalayaa Productions and Visiting Faculty, IIM-A

    Topic: Behind the scene into Kavithalayaa’s foray into digital content, and a sneak peek into what led to launch Harmony by AR Rahman on Amazon Prime Video

    June 22, 2020

    Keynote Address by Venky Rajgopal, Chairman of Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd. and Celebrity Fashions Ltd.

    Topic: Decisions & Dilemmas - A peek into some of the most important decisions I made

    Keynote Address by L Ganesh, Chairman, Rane Group

    Topic: 5 Major Transformations at Rane Group over the Years

    Keynote Address by Arun Jain, Founder, Polaris Group & Chairman & Managing Director, Intellect Design Arena Limited

    Topic: Applying Design Thinking to Leadership

    Talk by Smart CEO Partner Organization - IDA Ireland

    TED-Style Talk by Natasha Jethanandani, CTO, Kaleidofin

    Topic: “The Art of Leading Technology-Based Projects and Teams”

    2.15 PM: Panel on Early Stage Leadership

    Panelists include:
    • Sucharita Mukherjee, Co-Founder at Kaleidofin Private Limited
    • Prasanna Natrajan, Founder, HipBar
    • Arunprasad Durairaj, Co-founder & CEO, Flintolearn
    • Abinav Raja, co-founder, Lynk Logistics
    • Daniel Raj David, CEO and Co-Founder, DeTect Technologies

    Panel on Growth Stage Leadership

    Panelists include:
    • Kumar Vembu, co-founder & CEO, GoFrugal Technologies
    • Karthik Krishnaswami, President, India Operations & Co-Founder, SCIO Health Analytics
    • C. Venkat Subramanyam Founder & Director, Veda Corp
    • Ram Sukumar, co-founder & CEO, Indium Software Inc.
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