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About the Conclave

This is the age of entrepreneurship. But there are ‘hidden’ entrepreneurs among us. They are creative employees with great ideas that can change a firm’s growth trajectory. We call them the intrapreneur.


Nurturing intrapreneurs is a powerful way for companies to innovate and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. What hinders this? Entrenched R&D traditions that focus less on enabling breakthroughs and more on pre-empting failure. But the success of intrapreneurship requires firms to embrace the high-risk high-reward start-up culture. That raises questions.


What kind of culture can nourish the ‘intrapreneurial’ spirit? 

How can promising intrapreneurship be incentivized, monetized and scaled up?

How do we enable collaborations by creating an open innovation ecosystem, to turn ideas into ventures?

How do we leverage generational equity by bridging experience and passion, to create new pathways for success?

These and other questions were answered at the Conclave by our eminent speakers and through our Intrapreneurship study, a partnership between Unfold Consulting, Accenture, Unisys and We School.

Meet the Speakers


Abhijeet Saungikar

Head - R&D, Industrial and Consumer Business Group, 3M India Ltd

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Debasis Goswami

Head, Open Innovation, New Growth Programs, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

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Nirupa Shankar

Executive Director - Brigade Enterprises

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Shirin Salis

Vice President - HR, Ingersoll Rand India

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Venkatesh Valluri

Founder and Chairman of Valluri Technology Accelerators and Valluri Change Foundation

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Dr Aquil Busrai

HR SME, CEO at Aquil Busrai Consulting

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Kamal Bali

Managing Director and President, Volvo India

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Pawanjit Singh

Intrapreneur, General Manager - New Business Channels, McDonald's

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Shoaib Ahmed

Chief Catalystor, former President at Tally

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Avnish Sabharwal

Managing Director, Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation

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MS Ramesh

Senior Engineering Director, Unisys

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Pinkesh Shah

Executive Board Member and Senior Faculty at the Institute of Product Leadership 

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Simeran Bhasin

Co Founder at BRAG, former CMO at Wildcraft, former Head - Marketing & Retail, Fastrack

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Chandrashekhar Raman

Digital strategy, innovation and incubation, Cisco

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Manish Gupta

Co-founder and CEO, VideoKen; Infosys Foundation Chair Professor at IIIT Bangalore

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Dr Rohini Srivathsa

National Technology Officer (CTO) - Microsoft India

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Sreekanth Arimanithaya

Global Talent Leader, E&Y GDS

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Sponsors and partners

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Academic partner

Snapshots from the second Intrapreneurship Conclave in India


Contact us

Unfold Consulting

Address: #808,10 A Main,
HAL 1st Stage,
Indiranagar, Bengaluru – 560038

Ph. No: 080 4092 4957 / 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.