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Next Now? The Future Is Now
6th - 7th December, 2016 | Le Meridien, Mauritius
Connecting Minds, Creating The Future
14th - 15th February, 2015 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Chairman & Managing Director
BuyDoBuy Advertising LLC – Diplomats
Summit LTD, UK – India International Trade
Centre - SME Chamber Of India – India GCC Business Council
Starting from humble beginnings at the age of ten and later as an events and brands' specialist in his hometown Mumbai, the entrepreneur has invested in diversified businesses internationally and now celebrates 25 years in the field.
His expertise is not restricted to his company, it extends towards the propelling and functioning of autonomous bodies like the Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India (SME Chamber of India), for which he is the Chairman & Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa. He also holds the profile of Chairman & Regional Director for the India International Trade Centre (IITC-INDIA) and the India - GCC SME Business Council for the MENA Region.
Nathan works through his strong-network local and international governments and corporate bodies to foster opportunities and support businesses motivating them to expand their boundaries and explore new prospects. He has been the backbone for various trade development projects providing guidance and support to SMEs. Mentoring young & budding entrepreneurs in the growth of their business has been a cause close to his heart.
Having travelled extensively to many parts of Africa, USA, South America, India, Europe, Australia, Middle East and UK, he has orchestrated several international events, trade shows, SME conferences and networking meetings. His professional connections have enabled him to establish partnerships and offices in Mumbai, Dubai, UK, Italy and Kenya. A strong believer in the global community, he considers every travel an opportunity to further his network and form business relations, as a connection in one country can benefit another entrepreneur in another country, thus propagating the idea of a world without boundaries and full of opportunities. He has been invited by many countries and has had the honour of addressing various SME, International trade conferences and conclaves in India, UK, Europe and the UAE on emerging business opportunities, connectivity in business, funding, innovation, international trade, young & budding entrepreneurs, and development, marketing and promotion of SMEs. As a key speaker at the Maharashtra Economic Summit in Mumbai this Jan 2015, Mr Nathan has proposed the SMART CITY concept "I FIX MY CITY MUMBAI" Mr. Nathan is an avid member of the Dubai Press Club, writer contributing business articles to Gulf News and leading publications and is a part of many business networking groups.
Sohan Roy S K
Founder & CEO
Aries Group of Companies
Topic : Role of EFFISM
(Efficiency Improvement System Management)
for effective Business management
Topic: Role of EFFISM (Efficiency Improvement System Management) for effective Business managementEFFISM (Efficiency Improvement System Management) is the internationally recognized (MARSIM2014) state-of-the-art software developed as part of the Research and Development Programme that breaks traditional conventions of management assessment skills. EFFISM will enable every individual in the organization, irrespective of their position, to document their daily activities on a per-minute basis and enable them to improve their efficiency by themselves. By using the efficiency software, the top management can track and monitor every single activity in the organization without waiting for conventional appraisal reports from Managers or Division Heads. It also identifies the strong and weak links of the organization.
ProfileSohan Roy is an accomplished, performance driven professional and a proven leader credited with pioneering innovations in Maritime, Medical, Movie and Media industries.
A Naval Architect and Marine Engineer by profession, Sohan Roy set up Aries Marine in the year 1998 and powered it as the largest Ship Design and Consultancy Firm in the Middle East. Now Aries Group has become a reputed multinational conglomerate with 42 companies operating in 15 countries.
Director of Oscar Contented movie DAM999 ,Founder director of All Lights India International Film Festival and Indywood film Market.
Sohan Roy is a Media specialist who owns two global TV channels with a state-of-the-art production house and studios. He is the founder of Marine BizTV, the world's first and the only Maritime television channel and holds the position of the President of International Maritime Club, the largest club of maritime associations and organizations worldwide.
Sohan Roy conceptualized and initiated Medi BizTV, the first global health care TV Channel that is dedicated to health and wellbeing. Mr. Roy is also the founder of World Medical Council, a forum designed for the continuous and conscious development of the medical industry
Jude Chagas Pereira
Chief Executive Officer
Topic : 'A Roadmap to Effective Strategy Execution'
Prior to IYCON, Jude co-promoted and was the Director at Xmediaries Ltd. a technology company which was focused on the Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM). Jude has also worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Insyst Technologies (now acquired by 3i Infotech), a technology company, focused on the Enterprise Resource.
At IYCON, he has been instrumental in conceptualizing the best practice framework for Process and Risk Integrated Strategy Execution (PRISE). This has been implemented in government organizations, such as Road and Transport Authority (RTA), Department of Transport (DoT), Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Abu Dhabi Sewerage Service Company (ADSSC), Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (ADUPC) and private companies such as National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Dubal, Al Tayer, Commercial Bank of Dubai among others
Jude is a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also has a Diploma in Computer Studies - National Computing Center, U.K.
In addition, he has served as President for BNI – Rising Phoenix, is a member of Referrals for Life and a member of the Indian Chartered Accountants Association. Jude is also a speaker at the Strategy Leaders' Summit over the past 3 years and contributes to thought leadership on strategy execution.Jude is ranked #84 in the Forbes Top 100 Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2015.
McKinsey & Company
Gassan also supports the establishment of philanthropic organizations based in the region whose aim is to fight disease and poverty and create a more dignified life for children and youth in over 50 countries. Gassan serves on the Board of Directors of the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center (Waed), WorldLinks Arab Region, a NGO that improves education through use of technology. Gassan has written numerous articles some of which have become teaching material for several Asian universities.
Gassan received his BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (valedictorian), an MS in Operations Research from MIT, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management (highest honors). Gassan was the recipient of National Distinction Award was selected to be a Young Arab Leader in 2005. Gassan Al-Kibsi was also selected as the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2014.
Dr. Ram Buxani
International Traders (ME) Ltd
Dr. Buxani is the Chairman of ITL-Cosmos Group, having interest in Consumer Electronics, Textiles, Real Estate & Banking. Dr. Buxani is also Director of several companies spread around the globe. He is among the pioneer promoters of IndusInd Bank Ltd. in India and was its Director until recently.
He is the Founder Chairman of the Overseas Indians Economic Forum, a prime NRI organization in the region until its merger with "Indian Business and Professional Council" (IBPC) in 2003. Dr. Buxani is a prominent spokesperson of the NRI and has played a key role in interacting on their behalf. Abolition of Estate Duty in the year 1985 in India is one of his contributions achieved during his tenure.
In addition, his involvement covers institutions like India Club, Dubai of which he remained Chairman for 1990-94 & 2012-2015. He also remained Chairman of Indian High School, Dubai, the biggest Indian school in the region, during 2000-2004.
In 2003, he launched his autobiography, "Taking the High Road" which has been acclaimed by several critics. It has been translated into several Indian languages. He has been conferred Doctorate by Washington International University on his thesis on "Governance of Dubai: The influence of tribal tradition in decision making, especially in the critical periods of the development of the city-state" in 2004. Dr. Ram was recently conferred D.Litt Degree by D.Y. Patil University of Mumbai for his immense contribution for NRIs and victims of natural calamity.
He was listed one of the most Powerful Indians in the UAE by Arabian Business in 2011. Listed one of the 30 Richest Indians in the UAE by Arabian Business in 2011. In 2012 he was presented the "Most Inspiring Personality" CEO Award by Arabian Business. Ranked one of the 100 Top Most Powerful Indians in UAE by Arabian Business in 2012. Listed one of the 100 most Influential Indians in UAE by Forbes Middle East in 2013. Listed one of the 50 Richest Indians in the UAE by Arabian Business in 2013. Ranked one of the Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East in 2015.
Chief Executive Officer
Atmospheric Water Solutions
He founded, operated and successfully sold (1) Magnet World, an overseas manufacturer of magnets in 1984; (2) Fason, an importer of magnets in 1996; and (3) Magnet Hut, a magnet retailer, in 2000. During 1984, Mr. Ullman moved American magnet technology to China to establish a successful joint venture manufacturing company in the Ghangzhou province of China that has sold more than 200 million magnets to more than 400 large volume buyers in over 75 countries.
In 1997, he launched China Direct Trading Company to leverage his Far East supplier network and to broaden his product line into thousands of customized gift items.
In 2003 China Direct Trading Company reverse merged into a public shell. In 2006 Mr. Ullman acquired Capstone Industries a specialty lighting company with under $1,500,000 in revenues and grew the combined companies to $10,000,000 in revenue by 2011 when he sold his ownership to management to start a new business in atmospheric water generation. Mr. Ullman earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Tulane University in 1982.
Søren Svinth Vandel
Co-Founder & CEO
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