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Welcome to World Food India Hackathon 2017

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World Food India Hackathon 2017

[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_toggle title=” If I am a developer but don’t have an idea, should I apply?” open=”false”]Yes! You can think of your idea and design it before the competition. The only thing you cannot do is code.
Coding before the event will result in immediate disqualification.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What’s the application process like?” open=”false”]We’re looking for creative and innovative people with a set of skills that can contribute to a project—mobile, web  design and cloud computing.

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No! WFI Hackathon 2017 is free to apply and attend.

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You can register for the WFI Hackathon by filling the necessary details here :-http://hackathon.indiaat75.in/#registration You will be able to pick team members and mentors there.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”If I am non-technical, should I apply?” open=”false”]

Yes! Please be aware however that Hackathons are designed for people with coding talent.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”If I have a team and already have a product, should I apply with the product that already exist?” open=”false”]

Yes! As long as you haven’t begun coding. If you have, please consider a new product

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Teams can be anywhere between 1 to 4 people. In our experience, 5 people is too many. 1 person teams are not recommended but if you believe you can do it, apply!

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Everybody is welcome to apply. There is no requirement to be Indian.

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Yes! But please acknowledge that you’ll be missing valuable time as all Hackathon coding must occur at the event location .

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You can prepare wireframes, designs and visuals before the competition but all coding must occur during the event.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What are you providing?” open=”false”]There will be a seamless infrastructure to support your participation in WFI Hackathon 2017.
Electricity, Internet and Wifi will be provided free of charge. There will be presentation equipment should you need it during judging.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1507024067186{background: #ffffff url(http://hackathon.indiaat75.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/bg.png?id=2237) !important;}” content_width=”container” video_autoplay=”true” video_controls=”true” video_mute=”true” el_id=”registration” color_scheme=”custom” customcolor_heading=”#ffffff” customcolor_text=”#ffffff”][vc_column width=”1/1″]

Registration Form

WFI Hackathon 2017

[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_toggle title=”1. Dr Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management” open=”false”]J1

He holds a Doctoral (Ph.D) & Master’s Degree in Fisheries Science. He has more than 40 years of experience and spanning research, academics, management. Prior to NIFTEM he served as Vice Chancellor, UAHS, Shimoga & Dean of Post Graduate Studies at UAS, Bengaluru. He was the Chief Executive (Full Additional Charge) National Fisheries Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI.

He serves as a Member on National & International Committees and has won many awards & recognition by state & central Governments.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”2. Dr Bijaya Kumar Behera, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India” open=”false”]J2

Dr. Bijaya Kumar Behera is the Economic Adviser, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India (GoI).

He hold doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Economics. He is a senior officer of Indian Economic Services (IES:1996) and has been serving GoI under various Ministries and Departments in various capacities during the last two decades.

He has work experience of more than seven years on agricultural sector, particularly in planning, programme formulation, implementation, estimation cost of cultivation/production of agricultural crops. He has five years of experience in departmental vigilance administration and conduct of research based economic studies on trade and traffic issues. Presently, he is involved in economics/statistics matter related to food processing economy including formulation of national food processing policy, implementation of schemes on ‘research and development’, ‘skill development’ pertaining to MoFPI. He is also in charge of two institutes on food technology under the administrative control of MoFPI i.e. National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Haryana and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Tamil Nadu.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”3. Dr Rahul Mirchandani, Chairman and Managing Director, Aries Agro Limited” open=”false”]J3

Dr Rahul Mirchandani has 23 years of experience as Director of Aries Agro Limited

Ranked amongst the 30 Most Innovative CEOs in India in 2014, he has pioneered several unique marketing processes and brand management tactics at Aries. These include launching India’s first loyalty programme in agribusiness, India’s first Agri business flash sale (earning a Limca Book of Records), insurance-based customer retention programmes for farmers, executing the first nationwide single day launch for a specialty fertilizer brand as well as several shock-and-awe brand building programmes to sustain and grow 65 rural brands with zero mass media advertising. Many of these strategies are being documented and taught as case studies in customer relations management at leading Indian business schools.

He holds a Doctorate in Management Studies from NMIMS University, Mumbai and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA from the University of Canberra, Australia. Rahul has delivered sessions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Oxford University, UK and has lectured at over 50 B-S chools in India. A Past National Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Young Indians (CII-Yi), he is the architect of Yi’s Farmers Net program and has served on the CII Agriculture, Innovation, International Policy and India@75 National Councils. He has been the Chairman for the Yi’s Next Practices platform and has also chaired Yi’s International Relations and Partnerships and is the Founder of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs- Asia (CAYE-Asia). He is the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti Award 2010 in recognition of outstanding achievements towards Youth Empowerment and Inclusive Growth.

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost achievers in his field, Rahul is listed in the Who’s Who in the World 2013 and has been invited to Receptions at Buckingham Palace, the International Labour Organisation, the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings, High Commissioners Banquets, Association of MBAs Global Deans conference, amongst many others. Rahul was a member of the Global Jury for the UN Habitat Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards 2016. Rahul is a Fellow of the 4Sight Class of Ananta Aspen’s India Leadership Initiative and member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”4. Mr Tarun Gupta – ‎Chief Technology Officer (Retail), ‎ Cognizant Technology Solutions India Private Limited” open=”false”]J4

Tarun has 22+ years in Enterprise Architecture, Technology Transformations and Digital Innovations for leading retailers across globe. He provides thought leadership on Business-IT alignment, Enterprise Architecture roadmap & End-to-End Governance

He is certified as “Distinguished IT Architect (Chief)” by Open Group.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”5. Ms Rama Vedashree, Chief Executive Officer, Data Security Council of India” open=”false”]J5

Rama Vedashree is the Chief Executive Officer of the Data Security Council of India. She is a veteran IT professional having worked with NIIT Technologies, Microsoft and General Electric (GE) India before. Rama was previously the vice president at Nasscom, where she led all the initiatives regarding domestic IT, e-Governance and smart cities, among others. She also led the healthcare initiative in partnership with Apex Health Sector body, NatHealth. Rama has done courses in High Performance Computing at Cornell University as well as Leading Professional Services Firms at Harvard Business School.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”6. Mr Arbind Das, Whole Time Director & Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd” open=”false”]J6

Arabind Das is Whole Time Director and Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Tyson Foods Limited (GTFL). Currently, he spearheads their operations for brands such as Real Good Chicken and Real Good Yummiez.

Arabind joined GTFL in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer and was instrumental in crafting a growth strategy for the business. Under his leadership, the business turned around and is now one of the fastest growing, most profitable companies in the poultry industry.

Arabind has over three decades of experience in business and operations management in dairy, processed foods, personal, home care and retail businesses.

He has held a wide range of leadership positions across geographies with Cadbury’s, Unilever, Dabur and the Aditya Birla Group, among other companies.

Arabind is a specialist in turnaround strategy, operational and supply chain strategy, cost management, food safety and project management and execution. He has also trained in Total Productive Maintenance at the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. He is a Gold Medalist in M.Tech, Dairy Technology. He has a distinction in Chemical Engineering and Packaging Technology from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana.

Arabind has authored articles for many leading dailies and has been on the panels of various government bodies, such as the Confederation of Indian Industry and PHD Chambers. He is married with two children and enjoys cooking and traveling with his family.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”7. Mr Mayank Jalan, Chairman and Managing Director, Keventer Agro Limited” open=”false”]J7

Mr. Mayank Jalan, Chairman & Managing Director, Keventer Agro Ltd (KAL) joined the company in April 2004. Within a span of one year, Mayank was handed over the baton to run the company as the Managing Director. His core strength area is managing strategic growth while ensuring a level of profitability essential for generation of internal funds that fuel rapid growth.

A first-class degree holder in Mechanical Engineering from University College of London, Mayank also has a degree in Business Finance from the prestigious London School of Economics. During his University days, Mayank had gained significant knowledge as a Research Analysis Expert in Credit Agricole Indisuez in London. He had also worked with Smifs Financing Ltd in the mutual fund department, marketing the product in Kolkata.

Over these years, he has strived to raise standards of customer expectations and has passionately encouraged the team to focus on the ‘customer first’ approach towards their every deliverable. His proficiency in managing a complex supply chain has been the driving force that delivered steady top-line increments as well as bottom-line accruals. Under his stewardship Keventer Agro Ltd. has diversified into multiple sectors like Hospitality, Exports, Realty while consolidating itself in the food business through introduction of Frozen Foods and Bananas.

Mayank aims to build Keventer Agro as one of the largest food companies in East India with major focus in dairy. He wants to make KAL a USD 500mn company from a USD 150mn organization by 2022 through aggressive marketing plans, stakeholder relationship, customer focus and adapting to new technology.

Mayank has been appointed the Chairman of North East Council of CII in May 2017. He is the Co-Chairman of FICCI West Bengal State Council and also a member of the National Council of CII. He was associated with National Food Processing Committee of CII till April 2017 as the Co-Chairman. In September 2017, Mayank has been selected to be part of the Expert Group for Agriculture and Allied Activities by NITI Aayog.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”8. Mr Shrikant Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, NASSCOM Foundation” open=”false”]J8

Shrikant joined NASSCOM Foundation in September 2014. Since then, he has been responsible for the upward rise of the NASSCOM Foundation and has been able to develop a great team who works tirelessly to use technology for good towards creating an inclusive India.

As the CEO, Shrikant looks over the entire operations and strategy for NASSCOM Foundation while directly controlling the different programs. Truly, a person with many hats, Shrikant’s extensive background in the skilling and education spaces significantly complements NASSCOM Foundation, especially in the National Digital Literacy Mission, Skills Initiative, Tech aided education, E-waste Management and Indian Public Library Movement among others.

With over 26 years of experience in education sector, Shrikant played a key role in the success of Aptech; starting in 1989, going on to become Senior General Manager for the company managing Latin America & Higher Education. Prior to joining NASSCOM Foundation, he was based out of Malaysia, as Head Corporate Learning, APAC and MENA, at GlobalNxt University (formerly Universitas 21 Global or U21Global), an Online Graduate School, helping thousands of people working in corporates across the Asia-pacific, Middle-east and North African regions with limited or no access to good quality academic opportunities.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”9. Mr L R Shiva Kumar, Senior Vice President & Head – Food Business, Walmart India Private Limited” open=”false”]J9

Shivakumar is the Senior Vice President for Food Merchandising at Walmart India. He is a graduate in Applied Sciences and has an MBA from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

Shiva has wide range of experience in the fields of Agri-Commodities sourcing, Global Trade and Retail.

His past roles include Head -Olam International, Mozambique Business and General Manager, Spencers Retail. He has been with Walmart for over seven years, and handles Staples, Fresh & Beverages Categories and Walmart Private Brands business, as a Merchant Leader.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”about”][vc_column width=”1/1″]


World Food India Hackathon 2017

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India@75 is a path breaking initiative. It envisions how India should be in her 75th year of independence and seeks to bring together all stakeholders including the industry, government, institutions, community groups and individuals to translate the vision into a reality.

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National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) was conceptualized by Government of India on persistent demand of the food industry to have an apex body as a “One Stop Solution Provider” for the various problems of the sector. The institute intends to act as a centre of excellence and an apex world class centre of global standards in the area of food technology and management. It will cater to the needs of various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, industries, exporters, policy makers, government and existing institutions. NIFTEM being an apex institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) have developed strong linkages with industries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1503484636863{background-image: url(http://hackathon.indiaat75.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/bg3.png?id=2251) !important;}” bg_overlay=”darker” el_id=”contact” content_width=”container” video_autoplay=”true” video_controls=”true” video_mute=”true” parallax=”yes” color_scheme=”white”][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″]

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