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about the intrapreneurship conclave

The Intrapreneurship Conclave is a virtual conference where you and your company can learn how to build empowering ideas and regenerate growth through your own employees and managers. Through this immersive and integrated online learning experience, unlock insights from innovators and visionaries from across diverse fields. Gain new intrapreneurial skills, interact with successful practitioners - both intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs. Learn about the new opportunities emerging in a world slowly recovering from a pandemic.

View details of Edition 1 and Edition 2 of the Conclave.

In the spirit of extending the opportunity to learn deeper and become true leaders in the space of innovation and strategy, Unfold has teamed up with The Institute of Product Leadership to give one masterclass attendee a unique opportunity with the Unfold Strategy Scholarship! It's a 5-month online certification program in strategy & leadership, given by the University of Houston. This program offers attendees the chance to become high-impact leaders with skills in leadership, innovation, digital business, strategy and more. Masterclass attendees will receive more information on how to apply after the Conclave.

What our speakers and attendees say about edition Iii

Given the challenges of the present times, Unfold Consulting had put together a very exciting Conclave with a vast amount of speakers from a diverse set of practices.


Lakshmanan Chandrasekharan

Former Chief Scientist, Research & Tech Innovation and Head of R&D, ITC

Virtual Team Meeting




Unfold Consulting 2:30 - 2:35 PM

RESEARCH INSIGHTS: Powering ahead with confidence

Unfold Consulting 3:00 - 3:10 PM This session will explore what the new normal feels and looks like. Are the shifts incremental or tectonic? What are the new sets of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to redefine our approach?

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE: Harnessing intrapreneurship for a new world

  • Sindhu Gangadharan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs India
  • Lakshmanan Chandrasekharan, Former Chief Scientist, Research & Tech Innovation; Head of R&D, ITC
  • Karthik Rajagopal, COO, Manipal Health Enterprises
  • Rishi Kapoor, CIO, MetLife Global Operations - Shared Services
3:15 - 4:10 PM This panel of CXOs renews the business case for Intrapreneurship in the context of the pandemic. They will share leadership lessons from organisations that have managed the disruption, and the definitive role of intrapreneurs in the new world.

EXPERT SPEAK: Sustainable inclusion: embracing diversity of thought

  • Dr. Bijna Kotak Dasani, MBE, FRSA, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Shikha Gupta, Director HR, Greater India Zone, Schneider Electric
  • Apoorva Bapna, Chief Culture Officer, WPP India
  • Anupam Trehan, Head, People & Communities, Cisco India and SAARC
4:15 - 5:10 PM Intrapreneurship is all about encouraging employees to think, dream, act, and create as though they were entrepreneurs themselves. How do we recognise and embrace diverse thinking, preferences and ideas to truly create an innovation culture that is inclusive? Inclusion should balance diverse talent groups and mainstream their ideas to contribute above and beyond the normal call of duty.


Vivasvan Shastri, Director, CX Engineering, Cisco 5:50 - 6:50 PM

Intrapreneurs / innovators share many of the strengths and skills more commonly associated with entrepreneurs. They're self-confident, creative and tenacious, excelling at problem solving and aren't afraid of putting their ideas on the line.

This masterclass provides practical frameworks, tools and tips that any team or individual can implement to identify and leverage their strengths to drive engagement and innovation.

Come away with insights on:

1. How to identify strengths in you and others?
2. How to use natural strengths and build skills to innovate and create impact?
3. How to develop creativity, courage and engagement to take on challenges that intrapreneurs face?

FIRESIDE CHAT: Sustaining growth with an ecosystem of enablers

Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Additional Secretary at NITI Aayog 5:15- 5:45 PM How is collective wisdom solving for global and hyperlocal needs? What trends are shaping experimentation for solutions? This session examines the key role of innovators & ideators.

KEYNOTE: Building a resurgent, empathetic & innovative India

Ravi Arora, Vice President, Innovation,Tata Sons 2:35 - 2:55 PM How is India Inc reimagining disruption and transitioning for growth? What kind of opportunities have emerged from the crisis? What lessons can Indian entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs learn from the Tata Group’s experience? What is the role intrapreneurs play at the Tata Group? This keynote will explore ways to re-establish trust and build empathy to inspire creative thinkers. This session is free for all attendees



Unfold Consulting 2:30 - 2:35 PM

EXPERT SPEAK: Intentional curiosity: developing the founder's mindset

Suresh Bhagavatula, Professor of Entrepreneurship, IIM-Bengaluru 3:00 - 3:25 PM An intrapreneur is essentially an entrepreneur working within the framework of an organisation. So how can an innovator develop the attitudes and behaviour of a founder? How to take on ownership of ideas and of transforming thoughts into action?

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE (founder-led; emerging brands): Rising up and winning with a mindset of innovation

  • Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome
  • Shruti Shibulal, CEO and Director,Tamara Leisure Experiences
  • Jyothi Pradhan, CEO, Kurlon Enterprise Limited
3:30 - 4:15 PM How are emerging or founder-led brands bringing solutions with new thinking and ideas in collaboration with employees and customers?

INTRAPRENEURSHIP LABS: Idea spotlights: creating infinite possibilities

  • Dr Fathima Benazir, Chief Scientific Officer, Azooka
  • Kiruthika S., Product Owner at SAP and co-founder of Recycletronics
  • Manasi Prasad, Classical Musician & Museum Director, Indian Music Experience Museum
5:15 - 5:50 PM Learn from ventures that have pivoted ideas and navigated the times to convert challenges into opportunities. They have thought differently, creatively solved problems, and discovered new ways to regenerate growth.

MASTERCLASS: Human-centered approach to innovation via design thinking

Aparna Kongot, User Experience Design, Enterprise Products, SAP Labs 6:00 - 7:00 PM This session will be a combination of lecture and hands-on workshop to introduce participants to the Design Thinking methodology.

Designers, developers, product owners, problem solvers, start-up founders, or anyone building a product, a solution or a system, can participate and gain skills in:

1. Collaboration within a diverse team
2. Bringing forth the user’s point of view
3. Identifying the right problem to solve
4. Validation of ideas

CLOSING REMARKS: Summarising learnings and way forward

Unfold Consulting 5:55 - 6:00 PM

KEYNOTE: Powering intrapreneurship through digital transformation

Rabindra Srikantan, Convener IT Panel, CII Karnataka; Managing Director, ASM Technologies 2:35 - 2:55 PM

In a world more profoundly and digitally connected, how do we leverage technology to build a culture of ideation? Digital transformation is not just the future; it is happening right now and is changing the face of industries and functions. How can intrapreneurs help their organisations use today’s tools for a better tomorrow? And how does this transformation democratise the way a company innovates?

This session is free for all attendees

SHOWCASE PRACTICES: Resilience & (R)evolution in the face of changing paradigms

Casestudy presentations 4:20 - 4:40 PM Abhishek Kumar, Chief Technology Officer, Xoxoday: Intrapreneurship as the DNA - Xoxoday's Story 4:45 - 5:10 PM Sanjana Shirke, Head of Talent Management, GroupM Media India: Building intrapreneurial communities to drive collaboration and organisational change


meet the speakers

Keynote speakers

Ravi Arora

Vice President, Innovation,

Tata Sons

Rabindra Srikantan

Convener IT Panel, CII Karnataka;

Managing Director, ASM Technologies

Session speakers and panelists

  • Sindhu Gangadharan

    Senior Vice President and

    Managing Director, SAP Labs India

  • Lakshmanan Chittur Chandrasekharan

    Former Chief Scientist, Research & Tech Innovation and Head of R&D, ITC

  • Jyothi Pradhan


    Kurlon Enterprise Limited​

  • Ramanan Ramanathan

    Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Additional Secretary at Niti Aayog

  • Dr Bijna Kotak Dasani, MBE, FRSA

    Executive Director,

    Morgan Stanley

  • Karthik Rajagopal

    Chief Operating Officer,

    Manipal Health Enterprises

  • Shikha Gupta

    Director HR, Greater India Zone,

    Schneider Electric

  • Rishi Kapoor

    CIO, MetLife Global Operations -

    Shared Services

  • Anupam Trehan

    Head, People & Communities,

    Cisco India and SAARC

  • Dr. Madanmohan Rao

    Research Director, YourStory, Media and Charter Member, TiE Bangalore

  • Shruti Shibulal

    CEO and Director,

    Tamara Leisure Experiences

  • Pawanjit Singh


    Ranzar Consulting

  • Dr Fathima Benazir

    Chief Scientific Officer,


  • Vivasvan Shastri

    Director, CX Engineering,


  • Anu Acharya



  • Suresh Bhagavatula

    Professor of Entrepreneurship,


  • Kiruthika S.

    Product Owner at SAP and Co-founder of Recycletronics

  • Aparna Kongot

    User Experience Design, Enterprise Products, SAP Labs

  • Abhishek Kumar

    Chief Technology Officer,


  • Apoorva Bapna

    Chief Culture Officer,

    WPP India

  • Manasi Prasad

    Classical Musician & Museum Director, Indian Music Experience Museum

  • Sanjana Shirke

    Head of Talent Management,

    GroupM Media India

  • Puja Kohli

    Founder of Unfold,

    CII-IWN Leadership Panel Convener


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interviews with leaders and practitioners

How are leaders and intrapreneurs in various organizations dealing with the impact of the pandemic, in terms of continuing to innovate, new priorities, new mindsets, new things to look out for? In a series of short interviews with Unfold, they talk about what their companies are doing, their advice for firms and individuals and more! Part of this leadership series was covered by YourStory in an insightful article.


Unfold Consulting

Ph. No: 98866 23123

Unfold is a boutique people and change consultancy that helps clients create winning cultures to address their most pressing business priorities. We do this through our work in Inclusion & Diversity, Internal Entrepreneurship, and Transformative Talent  Management Solutions.

The Intrapreneurship Conclave is a first-of-its-kind conference, conceptualised and conducted by Unfold. Two successful editions have already been held and the third was held from March 9-10, 2021. 

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