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Theme: Road Less Travelled

This event occurred on
November 30, 2013
4:30pm - 7:30pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Hyderabad, AP

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
- Robert Frost

These line by Robert Frost, beautifully describe the theme ‘Road Less Travelled’. This theme is about people who have been passionate about achieving their dream and made them a reality despite all the obstacles they faced in their journey.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
12-13-95, Street No. 3, Besides Big Bazaar,Tarnaka
Hyderabad, AP, 500017
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Mr. Aneil Deepak , Head of Ideas, DDB Mudra.

Mr. Deepak is known as one of the most ‘Creative Minds in Media’. He is among the few people who have managed to bring creative thinking to the numbers and deliverables driven world of nontraditional media.

Mr. Dheeraj Batra , Former Head of Business Design, India at IDEO

Mr. Dheeraj is a serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur having launched several companies independently as well as for large institutions. He is the Co-Founder of Arogya Finance, a financing venture which lends to those who are unable to afford to pay for their family's healthcare expenses.

Flt Lt Bipin Pendyala , Former Vice President, CA Technologies

Flt Lt Bipin Pendyala is currently Partner & Director at iKeva Venture & Knowledge Advisory Services. Earlier, as the VP & Site Manager at CA Technologies, Bipin was instrumental in CA winning industry accolades like Dataquest 2012’s Best IT Employer; 6th among the “Dream companies to work for” in India at the 21st World HRD Congress; and Best CSR Initiatives Award by ITsAP in 2012. Prior to CA Technologies, Bipin was COO and Board Member with Knoah Solutions. Under his leadership, Knoah got recognition as a Global Top 100 Outsourcer by IAOP in 2006 & 2008, and ranked 3rd in Employee Satisfaction in IDC DataQuest Survey, 2008. Prior to Knoah, Bipin was GM at PortalPlayer (nVidia) and held senior engineering positions with MBT (Tech-Mahindra) and SoftSol. Bipin started his career as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Air Force and worked on Surface to Air Missiles, Surveillance Radars and Electronic Warfare

Mr. D.V Manohar , Chairman Hyderabad Cycling Club

Mr. D.V Manohar has a strong passion for cycling and believes in making Hyderabad the most cyclist friendly city. He participated in the London to Paris Cycle Challenge organized by U Foundation, UK and successfully finished over 500 kms long London to Paris Cycling Challenge at the age of 57 years

Mr. Akshay Yadav , Head of Operations, Hasiru Dala

“Backwards only understood be can but forward lived be to has Life”. Mr. Akshay Yadav, known as the “garbage man” in environmental circles in Bangalore, owing to his work in promoting waste management. From a telecommunication engineer working for Nokia Siemens to an amateur volunteer for environmental causes to one of the most active voices for Solid Waste Management in Bangalore –his experience reflects his journey to explore the core of his passion – environmental sustainability.

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Hyderabad, India


Hyderabad, India
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