SEAP Announces Pune Connect 2019

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Pune, December 9, 2019: The Software Exporters’ Association of Pune (SEAP) will host its 8th edition of its flagship event ‘Pune Connect 2019’ on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Hyatt Regency, Nagar Road, Pune. The event will hold a day-long conference aimed at helping professionals and organizations understand the recipe of success in a transforming and connected world. This information was given by Abhijit Atre, Chairman of Pune Connect at a press conference held today in the city.

Members of SEAP including Ashwin Megha, President, Vidyadhar Purandare, Vice President and Swapnil Deshpande, Program Director, Pune Connect 2019 were present at the conference.

Pune Connect since its inception in 2011 has been bringing IT Enterprises, Start ups, Scale ups, ITES and Engineering research organizations together on a common platform. The outline of the program primarily is to help promote start-ups in Pune, which has become a hub for budding entrepreneurs and enterprises. This year, the organizers received 75 applications of start-ups, out of which 34 were interviewed and about 20 are invited to participate.

At the event, top 5 start ups will get an opportunity to present their idea on the stage and put up a pitch for business and investment, while top 3 winners will get an invitation to get enrolled with the Hatch programme from Digital Ocean.

With the theme- ‘Future in the Connected World’ the event will be divided into three separate tracks dedicated to Technology, Research and Workforce. These sessions will shed light on some of the important trends likely to impact businesses. Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Academicians and Leadership Experts will share their vision and experiences on how technology is impacting the lives of people or research is shaping the future of technology and discuss the future of workforce, inclusivity and leadership in the digital age. The sessions will also host Gurukul Felicitation and Corporate Awards.

The program will be inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Omkar Rathi, Director General, STPI, Ministry of Electronics and Technology. Dignitaries including Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India and SAARC theatre, Jaspreet Bindra, Advisor, Consultant, Author of The Tech Whisperer, Samer Singh Jaini, CEO Digital Fifth, Seema Chopra, Global Technical Leader, Boeing, Amita Kharadkedkar, Vice President at Citi, Raja Jamalamadaka TEDx, Keynote speaker, Krishna Gopal, Global Head Enterprise, Business Solutions and Alliances, TechMahindra, Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer, Ranstad India among others will be present at the event. Famous percussionist, Taufiq Qureshi will also perform at the event on the concept of ‘Innovation in Rhythm’, while an inspirational talk will be held with acid attack survivor, Anmol Rodriguez.

“There have been 776 applications from start ups over last 8 years and out of that 258 have been given chance to come up and show their products and services at the event. Besides learning about new technology trends and strategies to adopt and understand how technologies are evolving, the participants also get exposure and business networking opportunities with Investors, VCs, and eco-system players in Pune region,” said Ashwin Megha.

“With an increasing footfall each year, this event brings something for everyone who is part of the IT eco-system in Pune. With the world around us changing rapidly and technology taking prominent part in our lives, its important for individuals and organizations to prepare themselves to be part of the connected world,” said Atre.