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Aakrit Vaish
Director, Flurry
Aakrit Vaish is Director, Flurry India, overseeing all of the company’s activities in the region. Flurry is the market leader in mobile application analytics and advertising, tracking over 300m devices a month and three times the volume of data as Twitter. Flurry has more data about consumer mobile app usage than any other entity in the world, and is a thought leader in the space frequently cited across industry events and publications. Aakrit is responsible for worldwide business operations of the advertising network, corporate reporting and the company’s customer center. As part of his role, he works with mobile app companies on creating and implementing monetization and user acquisition strategies using the Flurry network. Aakrit was among the first 20 employees at Flurry, and was based out of the San Francisco headquarters before moving to Mumbai in 2011 to start and run India operations.Aside from Flurry, he actively advises and invests in early stage technology companies in the areas of digital advertising, analytics, gamification, and of course mobile. Prior to Flurry, Aakrit worked as a Strategy Consultant for Deloitte Consulting, serving clients in the public sector. Aakrit has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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Abhishek Sharma
Head of Operations, Ixigo.com
Abhishek Sharma is currently Head of Operations for Ixigo.com.. He earlier founded TenMarks was founded with an intention to create a better way for students to learn – one that focuses on the student and their individual needs, is interactive and engaging, takes advantage of new technologies, and caters to the changes in student expectations and behaviour. In a span of 3.5 years TenMarks has impacted lives of more than 5, 00,000 students, it’s used in more than 30,000 classes across the globe and has won numerous awards in the Education Technology space. Recently TenMarks has raised $3 Million to expand its reach in schools and colleges across US.Abhishek has been an entrepreneur since past 8 years and TenMarks is his second venture. Prior to this he found a software services company in the testing space and successfully merged that with another services company in Noida. Overall, Abhishek has more than 13 years of experience providing, strategic and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations. Dynamic, result oriented, process driven leader with a strong track record of performance in entrepreneurial and high performance environment. Utilize keen analysis and insightful team approach to drive business growth. He is passionate about scaling start-ups to next phase of growth and handling challenges that comes along with the scale. He is trained six sigma black belt and has consulted many start-ups in improving their operational efficiency. Abhishek is also a mentor with Indian Angel Network (IAN) and is always keen to mentor start-ups.