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 HARINDER TAKHAR   Paytm Labs  CEO

HARINDER TAKHAR

Paytm Labs
CEO

Harinder is the CEO of Paytm Labs, the Toronto-based Research & Development (R&D) wing of Paytm. He is responsible for creating and overseeing the technology at the heart of Paytm’s products, including the user interface, applications and frameworks. His team extensively leverages Big Data and Machine Learning to develop highly scalable products that can meet the expectations of half a billion prospective Paytm customers. He has more than a decade of experience in the Telecom and Internet sector. Prior to joining Paytm as its first CEO, Harinder served as the Strategic Product Manager at Research in Motion, Business Development Manager at Nokia and Senior R&D Officer at Cadence Design Systems. Harinder holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering


Brennan Lake is the Programs Director of The Technology Exchange Lab (TEL), a nonprofit organization that drives the adoption of innovative technology solutions to problems of poverty. Through his work with TEL, Brennan has designed and launched projects to sustainably implement appropriate technology solutions for energy access, water & sanitation and agriculture across developing regions worldwide. In addition to his work with TEL, Brennan is the Co-Founder of Wobiz, a SaaS platform that democratizes e-commerce for small businesses in Latin America. Outside of work, Brennan is active with the Latin American startup community, and mentors for social entrepreneurship programs in Massachusetts.

 brennan lake   Technology Exchange Lab  Programs Director

brennan lake

Technology Exchange Lab
Programs Director


 KAR KIN LEE   Tencent  Director, Online Media Group

KAR KIN LEE

Tencent
Director, Online Media Group

KK Lee joined Tencent in 2015 and currently serves as Director of Commercial Strategy for Tencent's Online Media Group. KK leads the development of the group's advertising business and commercial partnerships outside of China. Being one of the leaders in the group's commercial direction, he also drives inbound advertising properties, media & agency partnerships and brand development in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. Prior to Tencent, he worked at Motorola and later built his own internet start-up. KK received a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from the University of Malaya in 2004.


 

Based in Johannesburg, Robin has spent the past decade advising a range of global innovators on issues related to digital transformation and inclusive growth. Her clients include leading global tech firms, national governments, multi-national corporations as well as a mix investors, funders and early stage entrepreneurs focused on the design and growth of new ventures. Over the past few years, she has specifically invested in understanding innovative approaches to expanding access, particularly through last mile connectivity and policy innovation. This work builds on her experience working with companies such as Google and Microsoft on innovation policy as well as work with national governments and private investors looking at innovation and national development strategies. As an example, she recently supported the office of the Vice President in Nigeria, to develop a regional innovation and technology strategy optimized to drive inclusive economic growth. Her work has also emphasized the design of new ventures to unlock access, in particular, working with a global technology company to analyse opportunities and design new products and services that support access to healthcare, financial services and agricultural productivity across sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets. Prior to joining Dalberg, Robin co-founded the Praekelt.org, an open source technology incubator that designs and deploys solutions focused on health, education and inclusive growth more broadly. Robin has worked extensively across sub-Saharan Africa and North America as well as Europe and Asia. She is a member of the African Leadership Network and earned an honors BA in economics and business management from Boston College.

 ROBIN MILLER   Dalberg Advisors  Partner and Global Technology Practice Lead

ROBIN MILLER

Dalberg Advisors
Partner and Global Technology Practice Lead