On Friday, the E-Summit'16 started in Bhubaneswar. It is an
event to promote entrepreneurship being organized by Centre for
Entrepreneurship, IIT Bhubaneswar.
According to director, R V Rajakumar, the event's focus is
to promote the Make-in-India concept by infusing IT into manufacturing
processes. It will be held for three days with its theme being "Industry
It will begin on
Friday with its inaugural speech to be delivered by Rajnish Kumar (MD NBG, SBI)
and Jagi Mangat Panda (MD, Ortel Communications).
As the event is to focus on entrepreneurship so, the first
panel discussion "Vision Night" is planned to be an open house
discussion on "India, Industry 4.0 & Entrepreneurship". It will
be graced by the presence of many industry leaders including Varun Jha (ex-COO
Tata Steel), Jagi Mangat Panda (co-founder, Ortel Communications), Rajib
Shekhar Sahoo (president, TiE Bhubaneswar), Devesh Sinha (founder, ESSPL), J K
Rath (chairman, UCCI), Prasant Satpathy (M D, SCIL), Jagadanand Mohapatra (MD,
AGIL), and Tapan Das (MD, S K Engineers).
The other discussions are to be held on topics- digital
India and entrepreneurship in mineral-based industry, bio-science and
bio-technology industry, and public systems. These will be attended by- Rajiv
Lochan Mohanty (Chairman, MGM Group), Mukesh Kumar (COO, Vedanta), Gyana Parija
(IBM Research Labs), G C Pati (former Odisha chief secretary), and G Nayak
(Director, IIIT, Bhubaneswar). These reputed leaders will share their thoughts
with budding entrepreneurs providing them with help for starting their ventures
i.e. the ideas.
Another interesting event is "Investors' Drive" where
students will present their business plans before a number of investors who
might invest in them. The potential investors include- Raghav Kanoria (Calcutta
Angels Cofounder), Sushant Nayak (IVY Consultants), Srikanth Sunder Rajan
(Helion Ventures), and Binayak Acharya (Unitus Seed Fund), and investors from
Indian Angel Network.