46 episodes

We believe that by giving technology purpose, we can build inclusive solutions for underserved users in Bharat

In each episode of Build For Bharat Podcast, we will hear from a guest who is creating infrastructure, developing markets and building inclusive products.

Listen to the builders of Bharat share their journey, stories and learning.

Build For Bharat Bharat Inclusion Initiative, CIIE.CO

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We believe that by giving technology purpose, we can build inclusive solutions for underserved users in Bharat

In each episode of Build For Bharat Podcast, we will hear from a guest who is creating infrastructure, developing markets and building inclusive products.

Listen to the builders of Bharat share their journey, stories and learning.

    Nurturing Innovation in India with Priya Kapadia | Episode 44

    Nurturing Innovation in India with Priya Kapadia | Episode 44

    About the Episode:
    Marico Innovation Foundation is scaling Innovation in India by providing customized guidance for enabling  organizations to achieve growth through scale-up programs and sectoral innovation programs. Join Priya Kapadia, Head of Marico Innovation Foundation in conversation with the host Sanjay Jain to know what innovation means to the foundation, the qualities contributing to a great mentor relationship, the innovation criteria considered while selecting a startup, and how the program helps in developing a scale-up plan by identifying key challenges.
    About the Guest:
    Priya Kapadia, Heads Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF), an initiative by Marico Ltd. with a mission to nurture innovation in India. Over the past 10 years, Priya has conceptualized multiple programs that support innovations in their journey towards creating real, measurable impact. Her repertoire includes sector and challenge specific programs in the form of #Innovate2Cultivate, to support innovation in agriculture and more recently the #Innovate2BeatCovid, in response to the ongoing pandemic.  She plays a crucial role in transforming the foundation’s flagship programs, Innovation for India Awards, a benchmark awards platform and the flagship program - Scale-Up Program, which has helped 60+ innovators to scale, recognised 5+ potential unicorns with 100+ mentors in 15+ sectors. Priya harnesses her expertise and experience to bring together experts and thought leaders across fields to come together for the unified purpose of creating an innovation ecosystem that can empower innovators and help them to make a difference.
    Priya has close to 20 years of experience in Business Planning, Brand Management, Promotions and Marketing Operations. She also has extensive experience in Advertising, Media Marketing and Financial Services. She enjoys independently conceptualizing and implementing programs encompassing mass media, activation and digital outreach. Before Marico Innovation Foundation, Priya has worked with organisations like Bennette Coleman and Co. Ltd., Citicorp Finance India Ltd, Citibank N.A and Rediffusion DY&R.
    Priya has a strong work ethic and is continuously striving for improvement coupled with excellent administrative aptitude. She is proficient in analyzing market trends for formulating and implementing marketing strategies. She has launched award-winning marketing programs.
     
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    How ONDC realigns India’s eCommerce with Shireesh Joshi | Episode 43

    How ONDC realigns India’s eCommerce with Shireesh Joshi | Episode 43

    About the Episode:
    ONDC is a capability that helps create eCommerce solutions where buyers can search in terms of product, brand, or context, and find the solution they need. It is designed to streamline the future of digital commerce and provide opportunities to all sellers, no matter big or small.Join Shireesh Joshi on this episode with host Sanjay Jain as he explains how ONDC is a building block that will facilitate buyers to choose from many applications to purchase a product from the universe of sellers.
    About the Guest:
    Shireesh Joshi is Chief Business Officer for Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC). He is responsible for expanding the network in terms of participants and domains.Previously he held roles with Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Airtel and Godrej, where he managed multiple brands, geographies and market positions simultaneously and worked on businesses across India, China and South Asia, working with various cultures and languages and has over 30 years of experience delivering successful results with organisations and teams of varying capability and scale.An industry and function leader, he often speaks at industry conferences, serves on various marketing award juries. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore.
     
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    Making travel convenient in India with FASTag with Denny V Thomas | Episode 42

    Making travel convenient in India with FASTag with Denny V Thomas | Episode 42

    About the Episode:







    FASTag is a device that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly while the vehicle is in motion. Today, FASTag is accepted at 964+ toll plazas on National & State Highways across the country, including both national and state highways, through 14 acquiring banks.Join Denny Thomas, the product head of FASTag with host Sanjay Jain as he talks about how FASTag was developed, why RFID technology was taken into consideration, and the key Indian conditions that led to one of the most successful digital payment implementations.








     

    About the Guest:
    Denny V Thomas is Head - NETC & AePS at National Payments Corporation of India. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in field of Product Management, Sales & Distribution of Transit Cards, Credit Cards, Loan Against Securities & Mobiles. Experienced manager with skills in leading direct as well as cross-functional teams. Proven ability to launch new markets & products, manage key account relationships, resolving channel conflicts, training and assisting sales team & channel partners.
     
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    Digital Push for Farming In India with Rajeev Chawla | Episode 41

    Digital Push for Farming In India with Rajeev Chawla | Episode 41

    About the Episode:
    Agristack is like an aadhaar for farmers as it is a collection of technologies and digital databases proposed by the Central Government focusing on Indian farmers and the agricultural sector. Join Mr. Rajeev Chawla with host Sanjay Jain as he explains how Agristack will enable the farmer’s crop and lands to be discovered, and how the farmer's data is the backbone to provide recommendations on their crop production.
    About the Guest:
    Rajeev Chawla is Strategic Advisor and Chief Knowledge Officer to Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur who has won the First Prime Minister Award for excellence in Civil Service for Bhoomi project and the United Nations Public Service Award. Key projects he has worked on include Kutumba - the most comprehensive dynamic self updating registry of 1.75 crore families and about 5.5 crore citizens of Karnataka. The registry is being used for suo moto delivery of services and benefits to citizens. Govt of India is planning to create similar registries for all states. He has also worked on E-Sahamati, the consent framework based on DEPA framework of NITI Ayog. This is a digital public good which is open to use by all States. Other interventions by him have beenGIS/GPS mobile based crop survey, online crop insurance and Bhoomi , a project - under which 200 lakh records of 70 lakh farmers is now fully connected system with registration department, survey department, Banks and Land Acquisition bodies and is lifeline of Karnataka economy.
     
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    Making Indian MSMEs Digitally Saksham with Sandip Chhettri | Episode 40

    Making Indian MSMEs Digitally Saksham with Sandip Chhettri | Episode 40

    About the Episode:
    Trade India is a platform with over 77 lakh digitally aggregated MSMEs, who use this platform to sell and buy. Join their CEO Sandip Chhettri with host, Sanjay Jain as he talks about enablement infrastructure and helping MSMEs navigate challenges in this aspect.
    About the Guest:
    Mr. Sandip Chhettri is one of India’s prime leaders in the MSME space, with nearly two decades of sectoral expertise. He is currently managing the overall operations & direct agendas to drive profitability for India's leading B2B marketplace, TradeIndia. Under his leadership, TradeIndia team has digitally transformed 77,00,000+ SMEs with a vision to enable 63 million SMBs with technology-driven solutions in the near future.
     
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    Financial Inclusion of Bharat with Supriya Sharma | Episode 39

    Financial Inclusion of Bharat with Supriya Sharma | Episode 39

    About the Episode:







    'Financial Inclusion for Bharat: Insights into People, Markets and Start-ups' is a compendium of insights from the lives of people of Bharat, extensive research studies on pressing questions about inclusion and cases that improve founders' decision-making. Featuring a variety of research forms including human stories from across the geography of India, insights and use cases based on extensive data, rigorous methods and case snapshots with focus on dilemma facing founders building financial inclusion startups, this is an incomparable source of insights and nuggets on the area of financial inclusion and what that means for Bharat.Join Supriya Sharma, Partner-Insights in a conversation with Sanjay Jain as she discusses this.
    Download the book from: https://www.globalfintechfest.com/theme/default/doc/GFF-financial-inclusion.pdf








     

    About the Guest:
    Supriya Sharma is a Partner - Insights and leads the research vertical at CIIE.CO. She has built a function that delivers a toolbox for startups including  research on emerging sectors, DIY tools and decision making frameworks. Insights at CIIE.CO also provides research backed inputs to incubators, investors, academia and other stakeholders in the Indian startup ecosystem. A research-practice translator, Supriya continues to publish her research in leading journals and teach courses on entrepreneurship at IIMs. Supriya is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to her doctoral work, she had worked in the insurance industry in team leading and strategic roles and dabbled with academia. Supriya enjoys hindi-urdu poetry and cooking. She is also building a resource for caregivers in India.
     
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