Discover leadership principles and personal growth techniques to transform your mindset and achieve your goals. You will learn from corporate executives and eminent leaders, gaining leadership principles and personal growth techniques from their experiences.
This event presents a chance for you to connect with fellow leaders who are passionate about leadership and learning, just like you. Take the opportunity to forge fresh connections or nurture existing ones throughout the event.
Patrick (Pat) Gelsinger is chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and serves on its board of directors. He also serves as chair of the board of directors of Mobileye, an Intel subsidiary. Gelsinger has more than four decades of technology leadership and experience driving innovation—dedicating 30 of those years to Intel in engineering and executive roles. Before returning to Intel in 2021, Gelsinger was president and chief operating officer at EMC Corp. from 2009 to 2012, and CEO of VMware from 2012 to 2021. At VMware, he elevated the company to its spot as a global leader in cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure and enterprise mobility. Gelsinger began his career in 1979 at Intel. He managed the creation of key industry technologies like USB and Wi-Fi. He was the architect of the original 80486 processor, led 14 microprocessor programs and played key roles in the Intel® CoreTM and Intel® Xeon® processor families. He served as Intel’s first chief technology officer, contributing to Intel becoming the world’s preeminent microprocessor supplier. He is the recipient of multiple awards in the technology industry and holds eight patents across computer architecture, communications and VLSI design.
Author & Leadership Evangelist
Mr. Kishore Borra holds a dual Masters in Physics and Energy Systems with gold medals. He is a lecturer turned software Engineer, now Managing Director of an IT company, EnergyTech Global, in Hyderabad, India. Kishore is also a Leadership Evangelist and a certified member of the John Maxwell Team (JMT) of coaches, speakers, and trainers. He is passionate about personal development in all its forms, and his specialty is leadership. Kishore authored two leadership books, Don’t Coast and GET LEADERized. He also serves as a Managing Committee member of the Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA).
Founder, Coffee Republic, Lawyer
Described as “a change agent” and “a powerful catalyst to drive entrepreneurship within big corporations”, Sahar Hashemi offers a simple, powerful toolkit to unlock start-up culture at big companies. A former lawyer, she started two ground-breaking businesses: the United Kingdom’s first coffee bar chain, Coffee Republic, which she grew to 110 stores and a £50 million market cap, and Skinny Candy, a market segment-defining brand of sugar-free sweets. Her first book, Anyone Can Do It, became a bestseller by demystifying the idea that entrepreneurship is an innate trait. Her latest, Start Up Forever, stems from her experience working with large corporations over the last decade and addresses one of the most pressing questions now facing large organizations: how to be more entrepreneurial. Named by Her Majesty the Queen (UK) as a “Pioneer to the life of the nation” as well as an OBE for services to the UK economy and to charity, her mission is to connect the heart as well as the head in big business and distil the unnecessarily complex subject of innovation and entrepreneurial behavior down into simple, actionable, and human terms.
(Retd.) Indian Army
Col. (Retd.) Navneet Chabra is an alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla, Pune, India. He was commissioned as an officer in the Indian Army in 1987, and served the Indian Army for 20 years.
As a captain, he was an instructor in the anti-tank missile group. As a major he served as part of the elite special forces which is the National Security Guard (NSG) for more than two and half years. During his tenure with the NSG, he had opportunity in interacting with Special forces of Germany, France and Israel. Navneet also served in a semi diplomatic assignment as part of Indian military training team in Bhutan for two years.
As part of command assignments, as Major he commanded his outfit of two officers and hundred & twenty men in the terrorist torn state of Assam, and as a Colonel, he commanded the 14 Rajput battalion (his own battalion) with nineteen officers and nine hundred soldiers on the Line of Control at Uri in the Kashmir valley.
His tenure in the army groomed him as a Leader at tactical and operational level. The basic tenets of Leadership are engrained in him. During his service in the Indian Army, He was awarded thrice, once for Gallantry and twice for rendering Distinguished Services.
Post his command, Navneet took pre-mature retirement from the Indian Army and serves as a consultant to three Non-Profit International Organizations.
Col. Navneet and his Wife Binder make their home in Hyderabad. Their elder son Jonathan a businessman is married to Disha, and their younger son Joshua is a Commercial Pilot with Indigo Airlines
Professor, Harvard Business School; Best-Selling Author
Anita Elberse is the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Professor Elberse develops and teaches an MBA course covering the “Businesses of Entertainment, Media, and Sports,” which ranks among the most sought-after courses in the School’s curriculum, and chairs a short executive education program, also named “The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports.” In her research, Professor Elberse primarily aims to understand what drives the success of products in the entertainment, media, sports, and other creative industries, and how firms can effectively manage products and talent in such sectors. She is acclaimed for her work on digital-media strategies. Professor Elberse has conducted case studies on dozens of entertainment companies and personalities, including The Walt Disney Studios, Live Nation, NBC Universal, NFL, Nike, and Spotify. Several of these are described in her first book, Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment. Professor Elberse is one of the youngest female professors to have been promoted to full professor with tenure in Harvard Business School’s history.
Vice President & Global Capability Center & Transformation Lead - GSK
Mohan comes with over 33 years of diverse experience in Banking, offshoring, outsourcing, Consulting, and strategic change management. He currently serves Pharma major Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as Vice President & Head of Global Capability Center based out of Bangalore, India. He previously served as Head of Global Operations centers at Thomson Reuters spanning across 6 countries with over 11000 employees. Mohan also served in HSBC, UBS, Cognizant, HDFC, IDBI and Canara Banks.
Mohan is passionate about Leadership & Community development and served on boards of various nonprofits including World Vision India - 10 years (2011 to 2021) including 4 years as Treasurer, 2 years as Chairman of board. He currently serves on International board of Lead Like Jesus and is chair of their Governance committee.
Mohan is married to Sonia for over 27 years and blessed with two boys Nikhil (23) and Kushal (20) and a daughter Niharika (17), who currently live together in Bangalore