JURY

Jury Members

Brian Bade

Brian Bade

Chief Executive Officer at Reliance Retail

The brain behind the growth of Reliance Digital, Brian is known as a man who is always on the go! He has been successfully mentoring RDL and has engineered it to be India’s largest electronic retail chain. The growth that Reliance Digital has witnessed, since its inception in 2007, has been multi-folds and thus, they proudly stand as India’s Tech Experts.

Founder & Managing Director – Exhibit Group

Ramesh Somani is the Founder & CEO of Exhibit Group. He bootstrapped the whole entity in its early days. Associated names and brands are Exhibit magazine, thetechy.com and thewheelz.com, thestartupz.com, along with various IPs like Exhibit Tech Awards, Tech fashion Tour and the Hottest 100 Tech Startup which he has initiated and grown. He is amongst the youngest entrepreneurs of the country and has 11 years experience with cars, tech & Watches.

Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Rajiv Makhni

Rajiv Makhni

Gadget Guru and Technology Journalist

Rajiv Makhni is an Indian Technology Journalist Analyst and Television Presenter. Rajiv has been the face of Technology for NDTV. Besides making Gadget Guru the most watched tech show in India in the segment, he has also been a part of Cell Guru, NewsNet3.0 and Croma Tech Grandmasters. He recently made his red-carpet debut at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Founder of Pinstorm, Marketer, Investor

Mr. Mahesh Murthy is a co-founder and serves as Managing Director, Managing Partner, Founding Partner, and Partner at Seedfund. Mr. Murthy is the founder of Passionfund.com, which he founded in 2000. Mr. Murthy is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Pinstorm Technologies Private Limited. He ran Channel V till 2000 and then founded Passionfund to invest in and guide startups.

Mahesh Murthy

Mahesh Murthy

DJ AQEEL

 DJ AQEEL

India’s leading DJ 

One of India’s leading Dj’s who, since the last decade, is continually going stronger by the second and rocking dance floors around the globe, making everyone successfully dance to his tunes.

The leading Indian Fashion and Bollywood photographer

Dabboo Ratnani, the leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer. The man who shows his magic behind the camera lens in just a click!

He has been around for almost a decade now, shooting with all the leading names in the Bollywood industry with all the leading publications like Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Verve, Femina.

DABBOO RATNANI

DABBOO RATNANI

Siddhartha Sharma

Siddhartha Sharma

Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com 

Siddhartha Sharma is the Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com. He’s also the creator of selfie interviews, 360-degree in car videos and India’s first Social and Web-exclusive show The Tech and Auto Show on Network 18 Digital. Previously he was heading the Technology and TorQue verticals with The Quint. Siddhartha was the founder of The Gadgets and Gizmos Show and TechnoDilli In India Today’s television division.

Apart from Technology, He has also done special shows for Automobiles, Sports and regular features show for Headlines Today. He was also a technology columnist with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital.

The Managing Partner of the consultancy firm Counselage

Suhel Seth, the managing partner of the consultancy firm Counselage. A multi-talented personality who is a successful author, columnist, actor, TV pundit and a socialite. A regular face on Indian news channels such as NDTV, a successful columnist for various publications like Daily News & Analysis, Pune Mirror, Mumbai Mirror, The Financial Express, The Financial Times, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express.

SUHEL SETH

SUHEL SETH

Jury Members

Brian Bade

Brian Bade

Chief Executive Officer at Reliance Retail

The brain behind the growth of Reliance Digital, Brian is known as a man who is always on the go! He has been successfully mentoring RDL and has engineered it to be India’s largest electronic retail chain. The growth that Reliance Digital has witnessed, since its inception in 2007, has been multi-folds and thus, they proudly stand as India’s Tech Experts.

Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Founder & Managing Director – Exhibit Group

Ramesh Somani is the Founder & CEO of Exhibit Group. He bootstrapped the whole entity in its early days. Associated names and brands are Exhibit magazine, thetechy.com and thewheelz.com, thestartupz.com, along with various IPs like Exhibit Tech Awards, Tech fashion Tour and the Hottest 100 Tech Startup which he has initiated and grown. He is amongst the youngest entrepreneurs of the country and has 11 years experience with cars, tech & Watches.

Rajiv Makhni

Rajiv Makhni

Gadget Guru and Technology Journalist

Rajiv Makhni is an Indian Technology Journalist Analyst and Television Presenter. Rajiv has been the face of Technology for NDTV. Besides making Gadget Guru the most watched tech show in India in the segment, he has also been a part of Cell Guru, NewsNet3.0 and Croma Tech Grandmasters. He recently made his red-carpet debut at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Mahesh Murthy

Mahesh Murthy

Founder of Pinstorm, Marketer, Investor

Mr. Mahesh Murthy is a co-founder and serves as Managing Director, Managing Partner, Founding Partner, and Partner at Seedfund. Mr. Murthy is the founder of Passionfund.com, which he founded in 2000. Mr. Murthy is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Pinstorm Technologies Private Limited. He ran Channel V till 2000 and then founded Passionfund to invest in and guide startups.

DJ AQEEL

 DJ AQEEL

India’s leading DJ 

One of India’s leading Dj’s who, since the last decade, is continually going stronger by the second and rocking dance floors around the globe, making everyone successfully dance to his tunes.

DABBOO RATNANI

DABBOO RATNANI

The leading Indian Fashion and Bollywood photographer

Dabboo Ratnani, the leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer. The man who shows his magic behind the camera lens in just a click!

He has been around for almost a decade now, shooting with all the leading names in the Bollywood industry with all the leading publications like Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Verve, Femina.

Siddhartha Sharma

Siddhartha Sharma

Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com 

Siddhartha Sharma is the Editor for Technology and Autos at News18.com. He’s also the creator of selfie interviews, 360-degree in car videos and India’s first Social and Web-exclusive show The Tech and Auto Show on Network 18 Digital. Previously he was heading the Technology and TorQue verticals with The Quint. Siddhartha was the founder of The Gadgets and Gizmos Show and TechnoDilli In India Today’s television division.

Apart from Technology, He has also done special shows for Automobiles, Sports and regular features show for Headlines Today. He was also a technology columnist with Travel Plus, Men’s Health Magazine and on India Today Group Digital.

SUHEL SETH

SUHEL SETH

The Managing Partner of the consultancy firm Counselage

Suhel Seth, the managing partner of the consultancy firm Counselage. A multi-talented personality who is a successful author, columnist, actor, TV pundit and a socialite. A regular face on Indian news channels such as NDTV, a successful columnist for various publications like Daily News & Analysis, Pune Mirror, Mumbai Mirror, The Financial Express, The Financial Times, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express.