About the conference Digital Entrepreneurship creating new ventures or transforming existing business by new digital technologies and processes. Digital Enterprises are characterized by a high strength of use of new digital technologies (particularly social, mobile, analytics and cloud solutions) to improve business operations, invent new (digital) business models, sharpen business intelligence, and engage with customers and stakeholders through new (digital) channels. Consequently, we are in an era where initiatives across the globe to foster the acceleration of digital entrepreneurial activity related with the creation and development of "digital start-ups", and more recently with their growth to scaling-up phases is on its peak. The right Platform with the right process and people mix coupled with right technology is the mantra for success. The conference theme was chosen after due deliberation from experts and after the first successful completion of Digital Entrepreneurship conference in April 2018 which culminated with the idea of promoting the theme every year by providing the platform for young entrepreneurs, practitioners and researchers.

Conference Theme

This conference intends to supplement the research and practice prospects on issues related to Platform, Process, People and Technology related to digital entrepreneur across the world. The conference proposes to bring leading entrepreneurship thinkers, researchers and practitioners across the world for two days of presentations and dialogue. Acknowledging the fact that the world is moving towards digital start-ups this time our focus will be on the discussions on the choice of platform, the processes involved, people issues coupled with all pervasive technological issues. The insights and analysis presented in this conference are expected to provide guidance for future deliberations and set the agenda for digital entrepreneurship research, enterprise development, and policy formulation in this domain.


Conference Objectives


Objectives of this conference are to:

  • Provide a platform for diverse range of leading stakeholders to present their vision, research results, experiences and opinions.
  • Create an international community for digital entrepreneurship research to understand: what works where, when, how and why, and what does not ?
  • Link entrepreneurship with sustainability and understand if and how sustainable entrepreneurial practices and processes can find a place in this new digital landscape.
  • Produce policy, program, and institutional recommendations which will encourage innovations in digital entrepreneurial research and practice.
  • Disseminate this knowledge as widely as possible among communities of academic researchers and entrepreneurs globally.

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Academicians, thought leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and research scholars, students, practitioners and social activists from all around the globe are invited to submit their papers, posters, case studies, and success stories and stories of firsthand entrepreneurial experience. Those who wish to make presentations related to the conference theme are also welcome. Presenters are encouraged to contribute new ideas, concepts and paradigms for discussions. Papers and case studies should be based on original, recent research. The posters presenters should present their research ideas, propositions or ongoing projects in digital entrepreneurship. The papers should address the conference theme as well as the following subthemes. Limited number of scholarships (Travel Grants and Fee Wavers) are available for research scholars and students.


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Time Line


  • Abstract Submission – October 15, 2018

  • Abstract Acceptance – October 31, 2018

  • Full Paper Submission Date – November 19, 2018

  • Review Comments – November 30, 2018

  • Final Submission Date – December 15, 2018.

Registration Fee


  • Foreign Delegates/ Academicians USD 350

  • Foreign Research Scholars/ Students USD 250

  • Indian Corporate Delegates ₹ 5000

  • Indian Academicians ₹ 2500

  • Indian Research Scholars ₹ 1500

  • Indian Students ₹ 1000.


Registration Last Date for Papers to be included in the Proceedings: November 20, 2018
PS: Papers submitted after the timelines will not be considered for publication.


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The Presidency Group of institutions has a legacy of 40 years in education. The Group constitutes 7 Schools, 3 colleges, and the Presidency University. The Presidency University established under the Government of Karnataka Act No. 41 of 2013 aims to be a world class institution by nurturing talent amongst all those who enter the university portal. Through close nurturing of talent and skills in each individual, it aims to transform the lives of the youth to be successful professionals and citizens. The university has been awarded “Best Emerging University in South India” by ASSOCHAM in 2017 and “University of the Year Award 2018” by EdTech Review. The University's academic programme is designed to foster intellectual vibrancy, academic rigor and community activism in all its three Schools of School of Engineering, School of Management and School of Law.

The University commenced the Degree programmes in 2015. School of Engineering offers BTech programmes in Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The School of Law offers an Integrated 5-year Honors Bachelor Degree Program in Law in 3 disciplines of B.A., LL.B.[Hons.], BBA.,LL.B.[Hons.], and B.Com., LL.B.[Hons.], with a multi-disciplinary interface. School of Management offers two year MBA programme with specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business and Logistics & Supply Chain Management. There is a strong emphasis on industrial orientation in all the programs offered to ensure practical and hands on experience. In addition, the university offers PhD programs in Engineering, Law, Management, Science and Humanities. Currently there are around 3600 students and over 300 staff members. Located in the picturesque campus in the vicinity of Rajanukunte which is a suburb of Bengaluru on the Doddaballapur highway, it has a huge green expanse of 66 acres of sheer architectural beauty

The theme of 1st International Conference was “Digital Entrepreneurship: Prospects, Perils, Dividends and Challenges” with many sub-themes. The Conference was graced by sixteen national and international speakers who are truly global leaders of ‘Digital Entrepreneurship’. Eleven speakers were from industry who are the CEOs, Founders and world leaders of digital enterprises. The rest were from world class academic institutions who are consultants, incubators, mentors and thought leaders of “digital Entrepreneurship, and some of them are even listed in the list of world‘s ‘Who‘s Who‘.

The conference started with a bang, when the Conference Dias was graced by three eminent world leaders of ‘Digital Entrepreneurship ’: the Chief Guest, Mr. Amit Shah, Sr. President of Yes Bank, Mumbai, Keynote Speaker, Dr. Subhro Sen, Director, School of Entrepreneurship & Management, Shiv Nadar University, Noida and the Co-Chair of the conference, Dr. Naresh Kumar, Head of Research, Global Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation Centre, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan along with the Conference Chair, Dr. Swapan Kumar Majumdar, Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Vijayan Immanuel, and other dignitaries of Presidency University, Bangalore. After two days deliberations it ended with rich international flovour and spirit in terms of content and construct. The closing ceremony was chaired by Mr. Vinshnu Vardhan, General Manager, Bombay Stock Exchange, the prime sponsor of the Conference.

he beauty of the conference was its thoughtful construct of four plenary debate sessions like.

  • (1)‘Digital Entrepreneurship, the New Vista of Doing Business in the Digital Era’,
  • (2) ‘Emerging Technologies, Platforms, Processes, and Business Models of Digital Entrepreneurialism’,
  • (3) ‘Ideate, Innovate and Harness the Dividends of Digital Entrepreneurship’, and
  • (4) ‘Policies and Frameworks for Inclusivity, Sustainability, Safety and Security of Digital Enterprises’.

Over and above there were four paper presentation tracks, where thirty one research scholars and academicians presented their research findings and one track for bidding entrepreneurs to participate in poster presentation contest. The conference received high appreciation from all corners ‾ be it participants, students, speakers or critics.

The keys of success of this conference were lean planning, rigorous research about the sub-themes and finding matching speakers, dynamic scheduling and the flawless execution of each session and convincing five hundred plus young hearts, industry delegates, and faculty members to attend the conference. The major highlights of the conference were:

  • The thought provoking speech of the keynote speaker, Dr. Subhro Sen, about the prospects of Digital Entrepreneurship and its impact on humanity with vivid visuals engaged, enlightened, inspired and mesmerized the audience. Dr. Sen cited his own 30 years of experience in digital entrepreneurship and researcher before becoming an academic and predicted that digital entrepreneurship is about to transform every fabric of our modern life and livelihood. He emphatically mentioned that “There is no Business without Digital Business”, Dr. Sen also mentioned that the right students of Presidency University are welcomed to avail the Incubation and Innovation facility of Shiv Nader University. Mr. Amit Shah‘s narratives and examples of Yes Bank‘s success from a startup to a global digital bank demonstrated the transformative potent and job creation potentials of digital entrepreneurship.

  • The first panel discussion of Day 1 was chaired initially by Dr. Subhro Sen and subsequently by Dr. Kamal Kishore Sharma, Startup Mentor and Academician turned Serial Digital Entrepreneur. The other members of the panel were two successful startup Digital Entrepreneurs of Bengaluru, Mr. Anil Naabhyya and Mr. Schin Anchan. Panel discussion revealed that all the young achievers were motivated to do something different while completing their college education. Anil mentioned the pains and pleasure of learning in doing new things, while Sachin was on the opinion that innovation and determination are the keys of success.

  • The first plenary session of Day 2 was chaired by Dr. Alokenath De, the Country Head of Samsung, and the other panelist were Ms Ulla Kovikoski, Head India Operations of Avanto Ventures, Finland, Mr. K. Rajagopal, CEO & Co-Founder of Machine Operation Monitoring, Bangalore, Ms. Gita Chengappa, General Manager of TREC ‾ STEP, Chennai, Mr. Krupesh Bhat, CEO and Founder of LegalDesk.com. Ms Ulla expressed that Indian young entrepreneurs has great potential, they need to be flexible and continuous learner. Success requires perseverance, support and guidance and un-put-down-able attitude. Mr. Rajagopal shared his story and redefined definition of entrepreneurship. Mr. Krupesh Bhat shared his US and India experience and concluded that Bangalore has the best digital ecosystem to support digital entrepreneurship. Ms. Chengappa stressed the need for incubation center, where the young talents need to be nurtured before they can bear fruits. Dr. De narrated his personal experience in mentoring and nurturing young talents as an organizational policy of Samsung. The key takeaway of this session is that entrepreneurial journey is full of twists and turns. It requires support to flourish and supports are available, but one has to discover how to avail the necessary support.

  • The second plenary session of Day 2 was facilitated by Dr. Kamal Kishore Sharma, Startup Mentor and Academician turned Serial Digital Entrepreneur. The other panelist were Mr. Pankit Desai, Founder and Co-CEO of SEQURETEK.com, Mumbai and Mr. Murthy, D.H.R, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Presidency University. The session revealed that the Cybersecurity is an area of concern as well as an opportunity for computer engineers and scientists to innovate. Prof. Murthy pointed out that Indian scientists are quite capable to handle any threats of Cybersecurity. Mr. Desai pointed out that getting the first customer is the most difficult task of any digital entrepreneur and one has to pivot several times to discover the customers for his product or service. Digital entrepreneurship is a journey of continuous learning. To succeed in this journey soul search digital entrepreneurs have to partner with others with complementary skill sets. According to Mr. Desai the most common security frauds happen due to customers’ ignorance. Digital device users’ awareness is the best antidotes of Cybersecurity.

The key takeaways of the conference are: (1) digital revolution is unstoppable; (2) the disruptive power of this potent of digital technology is the hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship; (3) those who will fail to adapt or reposition themselves in digital world will remain isolated and eventually die; (4) worldwide digital entrepreneurs are number one job creators; (5) no industry will neither escape nor survive without opting for digital transformation; (6) incubation and innovation centers are the nurseries or backyards of digital entrepreneurship; and finally (7) if Presidency University wants to be a power house or repository of digital talents, it must have Centers of Excellence in Incubation and Innovation for Digital Entrepreneurship. Knowledge of digital entrepreneurship is grossly incomplete and indispensable to survive and thrive in this digital landscape. To fast forward our learning about the various facets of Digital Entrepreneurship, we must meet annually in the forum of International Conference on Digital Entrepreneurship till we know every bit of it. Therefore, SOM decided to conduct the second international conference on Digital Entrepreneurship in March 2019.

The proposed theme of the 2nd International Conference would be “Digital Entrepreneurship: Platforms, People, Process and Technology“ in a wider scale and space. The beauty of this conference lies in its diversity of opinions, viewpoints and regional experiences. I am sure participants of next conference will find it interesting and exciting and thought provoking and will continue to encourage entrepreneurs and researchers to share their thoughts, experience and concerns for building a better tomorrow.

Swapan Kumar Majumdar

Conference Chair

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    Dr. Nissar Ahmed

    Chief Patron

    Chancellor, Presidency University

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    Prof. Vijayan Immanuel

    Patron

    Pro Chancellor, Presidency University.

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    Prof. Radha Padmanabhan

    Vice Chancellor, Presidency University.

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    Prof. Ishwar Bhat

    Pro-Vice Chancellor, Presidency University.

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    Dr. Mrinmoy Biswas

    Registrar, Presidency University.

Committee

2nd International Conference


  Conference Chair:						Conference Co-Chair:	
Professor Swapan Kumar Majumdar				Professor Amiya Boumik
	  Presidency University, Bangalore			Lincoln University College, Malaysia
+91 76650 12366; [email protected]	 		[email protected] 


Conference Conveners:

Dr. V Gajapathy (86820 22965); Dr. Pratika Mishra (96431 03117); Dr. Akhila Udupa (98809 328521)


Organizing Secretary: 

Dr. Rosewine Joy,	 Dr. Balanagrajan, 	Mr. Sanjay Kumar,	 Dr. Arabinda Bhandari
(98863 85584)		(89514 07458)		(98484 56868)		(76193 73973)


Track Coordinators:

Track 1: 				Track II:		Track III		Track IV
Dr. Chithambar Gupta;		Prof. Leena Gorge 	Prof. Vrinda Nair;	Dr. Nalin Kumar C
(97406 41820)			(81239 17990)		(98863 96473)		(98865 05604)

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