Explore #Ideacon

1 Opening Address

Avinash Bichali is a seasoned business professional specializing in relationship management, account development, and sales leadership in the recruitment, business strategy, and people strategy domains. He has a proven track record of maximizing profitability by implementing market segmentation and leading successful campaigns with his exceptional mentoring and coaching skills.

With 20+ years of experience in building employer brands and helping enterprise customers solve complex hiring problems, he is now on a mission to democratize talent availability by tapping into global talent hubs.


6:30 - 7:15 PM IST / 6:00 - 6:45 AM PST / 9:00 - 9:45 AM EST
Talent Without Borders: Redefining Cross-Border Recruitment

Discover how organizations are redefining traditional hiring practices, leveraging technology, and embracing diversity to tap into a diverse pool of talent from around the world. Explore the benefits, challenges, and best practices in acquiring and nurturing a global workforce, and gain insights into the future of talent mobility in an increasingly borderless world.

  • Exploring the rise of talent mobility 
  • Can global talent bridge India’s skill gap?
  • Cross-border recruitment strategies
  • Overcoming cultural and regulatory barriers
  • Best practices for retaining and nurturing global talent
  • Future trends

3 Keynote

9:30 PM IST / 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST
Global Leaders, Local Impact: The Power of the Diaspora in India’s Growth Story

M. R. Rangaswami is an entrepreneur, investor, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder, and philanthropist. In 2012, he founded Indiaspora, a nonprofit community of powerful global Indian leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions who are committed to inspiring the diaspora to be a force for good by providing a platform to collaborate, engage, and catalyze social change.

Recognized for his outstanding contributions, MR has received prestigious awards, including the AACSB “Influential Leaders” award in 2015, the USCET “Asians in America” award in 2016, and the "Global Service Award" from the Canada-India Business Council in 2020. Additionally, CRN has honored him as one of the Top 25 Technology Executives.


9:45 - 10:30 PM IST / 9:15 - 10:00 AM PST / 12:15 - 01:00 PM EST
Leveraging Emerging Tech Trends For Business Success

Discover how innovative organizations in India are leveraging disruptive tech trends to drive growth, enhance customer experiences, and shape the next generation of industries.

  • Exploring the latest advancements in cutting-edge tech: What is trending today?
  • Industry-specific applications 
  • Do digital transformation and business transformation go hand-in-hand?
  • Best practices & strategies for efficient adoption 
  • Talent & skills: Are we missing some key catalysts?

5Closing Note


6:30 - 7:15 PM IST / 6:00 - 6:45 AM PST / 9:00 - 9:45 AM EST
India’s Path To Global Leadership: Tech, Talent & Innovation

Explore India's phenomenal tech transformation over the past decade, witnessing the rapid growth and thriving industries that have propelled the nation forward. Realize how ambitious goals and visionary initiatives are shaping the landscape and fostering innovation. Delve into the compelling narrative of "India for India" and "India for the world," where the nation's tech ecosystem is not only advancing domestic industries but also making a significant global impact.

  • Catalysts behind India’s tech boom
  • Which sectors/industries have experienced significant advancements? 
  •   India’s ambitious goals & key strategic initiatives 
  • Exploring India’s thriving startup ecosystem 
  • Contributions to the global tech landscape

2 Keynote

9:15 PM IST / 8:45 AM PST / 11:45 AM EST
From Bharat to the World: Bridging Borders through Science and Technology

Dr. S.K. Varshney is an eminent Adviser and Scientist at the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He's a dedicated science promoter, facilitator, and communicator who has made significant contributions to the field of Geoscience and international scientific cooperation. 

With a distinguished career spanning research, teaching, and diplomatic roles, Dr. Varshney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.


9:45 - 10:30 PM IST / 9:15 - 10:00 AM PST / 12:15 - 01:00 PM EST
Navigating Life As A Returning NRI: Personal Journeys, Experiences & Insights

Explore the stories of NRIs who have returned to India, as they share valuable insights and lessons learned. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for successfully navigating this significant life transition with ease for both you and your family. 

  • Motivation for returning: What factors influenced the #ReturnToIndia?
  • Rediscovering the value of family, community engagement, & a strong support system 
  • Transitioning careers & avenues for entrepreneurship 
  • Cultural adjustment: Strategies for a smooth transition 
  • Voicing individual experiences

4 Closing Note