Pune: With an aim to find the solutions for present and future problems in different fields, The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) is organising a conference ‘FutureTech 2019-Shaping Tomorrow’ for entrepreneurs on October 18 and 19 at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).
Vineet Patni, a charter member of TiE, while speaking with Sakal Times, said, “While the speakers will cover subjects like Fin-tech, Insure-tech, Auto-tech, Health-tech, Life science and other topics during the conference, we are focused on addressing issues in healthcare and disaster management. Losses due to natural and man-made disasters cross over a billion dollars in Asia. In India, there are frequent landslides in Kerala, floods in Chennai, Patna, Pune and other parts of the country. In such cases, if a startup offers solutions by providing timely warning signals, it will be helpful.”
“A connected network device, which can track landslides and generate alerts, is required. Similarly, the devices, which can alert us on electric or fire mishaps at home, will also be helpful,” said Vineet, who also shared that Vinod Menon, The founder member of National Disaster Management Authority, and KJ Ramesh, former Director-General of India Meteorological Department, will speak on the role of startups in managing the disaster. Vineet further said, “A number of people are suffering from diseases like diabetes, cancer and others. With the rising cost of healthcare services, it is difficult to take healthcare to masses. Hence, we face the issue of who will pay for healthcare and we are trying to find the solution to these issues.”
With a significant number of VCs, angels and industry influencers in attendance, the conference will have masterclasses on blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, digital design thinking and other topics.
“We also have an NTT DATA pavilion where entrepreneurs can forge collaborations with Japan and the rest of the world, at KPMG Clinic for a free consultation and mentoring by TiE charter members,” added Vineet.
Speaking about the initiative, Kiran Deshpande, co-founder of Mojo Networks and President of TiE Pune, said, “FutureTech is focussing on bringing together industry experts and entrepreneurs.”