Rama Krishna Kuppa
Founder & CEO
Bangalore - Regional Winners
Rama Krishna Kuppa
StoreONGO aims to be the first mobile power listing platform for 20+ Million businesses and professionals with their products, offers, and services by delivering mobile presence for businesses. StoreONGO (“ONGO”) is a platform through which businesses (whether small, medium or large) can generate Mobile Apps (Native and Web) and Business Pages through five simple steps without knowing coding.
Founder & CEO
Meltag’s award winning platform is used by marketers of leading brands like Unilver and P&G to weave a seamless shopper engagement workflow and provide an omni-channel experience across Text (SMS), Voice (IVR/Missed Call), Twitter, FB, PoS and mobile apps. Meltag’s consumer insights platform helps companies Map and process external research data (offline) and digital consumer interactions using machine learning to segment, target and profile consumers.
Co-Founder & CEO
SnapShopr is a visual technology platform designed for retailers. We help them make the best use of their visual content in delighting their customers with revolutionary search, discovery and personalization features. At SnapShopr, we are revolutionizing search and discovery of products using our state-of-the-art image recognition technology, powered by SnapShopr. We think we have the right team at the right time to deliver on the promise of visual search.
SnapShopr offers feature-rich solutions to our customers with wide range of possibilities – Snap to Shop facilitates to snap a picture of an item that you like and shop it, Product Auto Tagging helps in identifying products in your inventory and tag them automatically, and Product Recommendation enables you to recommend visually similar products to your user.
We are solving search and discovery related problems by providing our visual technology platform as a SaaS solution to the partner retailers. The overall image recognition market is worth $25.65 billion by 2018.
Goose Technologies facilitates pharmaceuticals packaging and labeling with text verification tools and quality management systems and much more in the pharmaceutical industry. We have moved from licensing to subscription based model and expanding to global market.
Healthcare in India is highly fragmented and the current infrastructure cannot cater to the growing population. India is struggling to address rising costs, inconsistent quality and inaccessibility to timely care. India is experiencing high shortage of resources. If number of beds, physicians or nurses are example to go by, then India has less than 1 per 1000 population compared to world average of 3.5 for beds, 1.5 for physicians and 3.5 for nurses as per WHO health statistics 2007.
We believe that healthcare is about timely care of patients living in rural parts. If the system has to be successful then enabling faster and real time communication between various stakeholders and health providers is essential. While various stakeholders are addressing these challenges, the options to use technology solutions with meaningful, real time update and automated processes in a simple collaborative approach is missing. We believe bridging this gap will make a positive impact in enhancing current healthcare services in India.
Medibox is a location based “Healthcare Information & Analytics Platform” for digitally connected devices. This on-demand SaaS (software as a service) platform on cloud uses collaborative intelligence to provide real-time visibility and accurate information on healthcare, medicines and medical services. This end-to-end information aggregator provides insights, root cause analytics & response management tools. The services are free for individuals & patients. Pharma and healthcare stakeholders use its enterprise version.
We have listed over 1,70,000 pharmacies, 12,000 distributors and 500 pharmaceutical companies that supplier over 100K brands. They claim their listing using an authenticated procedure. The platform provides various tools to develop digital network for supply chain, campaigns, brand promotions and analytics in integrated system. Pharmaceutical supply chain is highly fragmented due to which there is inaccessibility of data at secondary sales information. We solve this problem by creating digital supply chain that complements existing physical supply chain.
CEO & Co-Founder
Tagalys allows online retailers to fully customize their site search, product recommendations, merchandising, and product sorting functionalities, along with tag-based reporting and analytics. Tagalys also allows online retailers to increase revenues, by providing features that enhance user engagement and conversions. The market is worth $10B to $15B in North America.
Retailers can now benefit from accurate search results, filters and recommendations resulting in improved conversions by a minimum of 30%. It offers better product discoverability leading to higher revenue per customer.
Appiyo offers Actionable (Structured) Messaging and aims to deliver meaningful structured communication in social networking within organizations. This solution offers bi-directional machine- readable messages generated with instant messengers.
The platform introduces 3 unique capabilities – “Loaded Buttons” provided the ability to send programmed buttons along with messages. Pressing the button triggers pre-defined business logic. For example the buttons can be used to approve tasks, make payment, etc. “Forms Shipping” provides the ability to send user experience (UI) forms along with messages. These forms can be used to collect data and perform a configured task. “Embedded Commands” provides the ability to send commands as text messages which will be interpreted by an engine at the back end and perform a programmed routine. The platform/solution is also supported by a frugal BPM engine on the cloud which engages with the messenger to make these actionable tasks. The BPM engine is a first of its kind which comes under 10MB memory footprint and is able to exist within cloud containers. The BPM engine also easily integrates the messenger with enterprise systems.
Co-Founder & CEO Whatfix
(Quicko Technosoft Labs Pvt Ltd)
Whatfix is an innovative solution to enable self-service on any web-based applications/products. With Whatfix anyone can create interactive guides with just few clicks, which provides “over the shoulder” help to the end user, helping companies reduce support queries, remove training needs and accelerate on-boarding. Whatfix is based on patent pending technology and being used commercially by companies across sector like Google, BMC Software, Flipkart, Linio, BancVue, Booking.com etc. Whatfix also has community solution using which anyone can create and share interactive guides across web. Business version has target market of 3 billion USD, whereas community version as potential to become defacto web help for internet. Whatfix was rated as best startup in Asia at DreamPlus event held in October 2014, Seoul, South Korea. As part of the competition Whatfix was awarded 300K USD as prize money in form of convertible note.
With Whatfix anyone can create interactive guides, which provides step by step instructions right inside the applications helping users complete a task, whereby encouraging self-learning and increasing engagement. Interactive guides with Whatfix can be created in just few clicks (under 5 mins) and integrated across all user touch points as slideshow, articles, videos, widgets and links and helping organizations to tremendously improve training and documentation efficiency.
LightMetrics’ driver monitoring solution enables a real-time and comprehensive view of driving behavior. Accurate driving data and analytics are critical for ensuring safe and compliant driving, building driver risk profiles for insurance pricing, better monitoring of customer experience (e.g. taxis), and more effective driver incentive schemes.
The driver monitoring SDK integrates with enterprises’ native apps, with driver dashboards being built and updated in the cloud. For smartphone driven operations like taxi services, car rentals, logistics etc., this enables a real-time and accurate view of driving behavior, helping to enhance safety and reliability, protect brand reputation, reduce operational expenses and improve driver engagement and retention.
Started by long-time IBMers Ramesh Srinivas, Sudha Bhamidipati and Uday Manginapudi, worxogo is an Enterprise Persuasive Technology company in the transformation space. A staggeringly large number of transformation exercises (72%) fail to achieve the objectives set out at the beginning. One of the key reasons is a cookie cutter approach to transformation and poor understanding of the value to be unlocked at the intersection of business; people and technology frames. Our research reveals that most exercises fail for inadequate focus on behaviour design along with other factors. The global transformation spend in 2015 was approximately USD 2700 Billion. We intend to play in this area.
The conceptual underpinning of our product has 3 pillars
Enterprise Design Thinking (the intersection of business, people and technology frames)
Behaviour Design (including deployment of game mechanics) and
Digital Technology (that engages the individual and enables their actions)
Our proprietary PersuAct Engine works on the convergence of these three pillars to drive a successful enterprise transformation initiative. Our PersuAct Engine has currently been deployed across 3 areas – Sales Transformation, Supplier Transformation and Innovation Management.
Founder & CEO
Trans Neuron Technologies
iTrack is Industry – Academia collaborative platform which helps in preparing engineering students for the Industry. There are about 56 lakh students studying engineering in India in about 4000 colleges and universities. Though our platform we answer the global pain points of engineering students. This year’s platform is open for Computer Science & IT Engineering, and the next year the platform will be open to Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic students.
The platform on one side helps in facilitating Engineering students by providing – free industry specific courses on emerging technologies plus their regular engineering subjects, power to practice labs 24 x 7, by bringing all Computer Science programming labs on the cloud – Industry Projects and Internships. Online Tuition classes and on the other hand connect students with Industry leaders, counselors and HRs for giving guidance on higher studies, jobs and startup. In fact we are integrating our platform with IBM Watson to bring analytics to learning and with IBM Bluemix to help them develop their ideas into products and then connect them to VCs and Angel investors.
Head of Customer Success – Europe & Asia
Flutura Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Mckinsey has published that Industrial Internet Of Things (IIOT) will be $8 trillion per year by 2025. This is about 70% (B2B) and 30% (B2C). Only 1% of the currently captured IIOT data is utilized to solve business problems. Flutura is at the intersect of IIOT & Analytics.
We build Cerebra Nano Apps for the energy industry using IIOT data. These NanoApps are small footprint business applications solving targeted business problems.
Flutura is a niche Big Data analytics solutions company based out of Palo Alto (Development Centre in Bangalore) with a vision to transform operational outcomes by monetizing machine data. It does so by triangulating economic impactful signals from fragmented data pools. Flutura has recently been identified as one of the top 20 most promising Big Data companies across the globe by leading analyst magazine CIO Review. Flutura has also been featured on Gigaom reports on Big data + M2M in energy sector. Flutura was also the winner at TechSparks, where 800 innovative startups were evaluated.
Pickcel is “the Inmobi of Public Screens”. We are creating an Ad aggregation platform through which advertisers can come to our platform and create campaign in the Public Screens. Our platform also enables publishers (with public digital displays) to easily plug in their digital screens to our platform and start earning revenue. Pickcel IOS (Internet of Screen) solution has two parts
1. Pickcel Manager: It provides advertisers a dashboard to launch their Advertisement and manage them.
2. Pickcel Player: It can be connected to TV or TAB or mobile to play advertisement at specific time slot.
Kodandarama M A
Founder & CEO
Preksh Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
We offer “Visual Commerce Marketplace”, a patented (files) technology, which enables consumers to virtually walk-through real-life stores and shop for their favorite products online. Our platform helps to engage with the customers online apart from store brand promotion and driving more footfalls to offline stores.
We are solving the problem for retailers with physical stores. Currently they face the following problems:
1. Severe price pressures from E-commerce
2. No visibility or customer engagement online
3. Offline assets have now become liabilities Problem is extremely sever with these retailers being squeezed completely by the e-commerce players
President & CEO
We are in the business of Cloud Security and keeping enterprise assets safe in the cloud. The solution ParaBlu has developed is called CASB or a Cloud Access Security Broker. Per Gartner, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are on-premises, or cloud-based security policy enforcement points, placed between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to combine and interject enterprise security policies as the cloud-based resources are accessed. They estimate CASB is roughly a $3.1B market. Enterprises are usually spread across several geographies and so are we. When we design our software, we’ve trained ourselves to thing BIG and ensure that we scale no matter how vast the parameters are – numbers of files, large files, large numbers of users, multitude of geographies, etc. At one of our large customers we’ve scaled to several thousand users, multiple terabytes of data, multiple geographical locations around the world – and all managed out of a single central location using our management console.
ParaBlu’s CASB is a software-based solution which works in tandem with data management applications like Backup/Recovery and EFSS to ensure that any data persisted in cloud storage outside the enterprise is obfuscar encrypted with keys known only to the enterprise. A good analogy is to think of a safe deposit locker that one may rent at a bank. A customer who rents such a locker never really places his/her trust in the bank entirely – he/she always brings home a key which ensures that the locker cannot be opened in their absence. Digital assets that enterprises store in the cloud are similarly valuable and unless they use a CASB solution like ParaBlu, they’re leaving the keys with the “bank” (in this case the cloud vendor). To be truly secure, the enterprise needs to have exclusive access to the keys that will unlock those digital assets – and that’s what ParaBlu ensures.