gtag('config', 'UA-153799521-1'); Program | BWT India - definitive PropTech event


09:30 / Exhibition Stage

Chair's Opening - Indian PropTech in a global context - Distilling 18 months global research in five minutes

Yash Gupta, Founder, Bluesky Ventures

09:40 / Exhibition Stage / Keynote

Disruption in Real Estate - How property leaders can embrace disruption

For too long the property sector has operated as a product industry. But change is here, and it’s happening rapidly. Are we beginning to repair the disconnect between humans and the built world? What does the future look like? And what role does technology play?

Sid Yog, Chairman, Xander

10:10 / Exhibition Stage / Panel

Design, technology and experience - Redefining the business of real estate


Our keynote panel explore how our industry is being disrupted and redefined, how value is being understood and how our businesses need to be positioned to succeed in this new world. 

Host: TBA

Karan Virwani, CWeO, WeWork 

Sid Menda, Founder & Vice Chairman, CoWrks

Sid Yog, Chairman, Xander Group

10:40 / Networking Lounge


Networking break

The Networking Lounge is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or email Rob directly.

11:10 / Talk

Digital Transformation & Change Management - How to lead change in large organizations

People don't like change. In this new era of digital Real Estate, leaders need to understand the obstacles to transformation and plot a course beyond. At BWT India Aamer Azeemi shares his experiences of leading digital transformation at RMZ.

​​Aamer Azeemi, Chief Innovation Officer, RMZ

11:10 / Discussion Group

Identity, brand and belonging - Why does it matter? And what drives loyalty?

The sense of belonging is hugely important to shared space and short term contracts. So what matter to people? How do we shift the needle from customer to resident?

11:40 /Talk


Connected Construction - How to enhance productivity through ConTech innovations

The construction industry still lags behind as one of the least digitised sectors, however, this is starting to change. Our discussion group assesses how to adapt quicker to counter efficiency and productivity challenges and keep up in the race for innovation.

Praveem Tomy, MD Asia Pacific Operations, Plangrid

11:40 / Discussion Group

Space as a Service- What do occupiers really want?

Business don’t want offices. They want successful employees. Space-as-a-Service is about helping to maximise that success. At BWT India, enterprise occupiers, flex operators and tech companies get to the bottom of what is really in demand.

Host: Dinesh Malkani, CEO, Smarten Spaces

Co-Host: Ankit Samdariya, CEO, The Hive

12:10 / Exhibition Lounge


Networking Lunch

The Networking Lunch is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or email Rob directly.

13:30 / Keynote

Keynote - Fifth Wall and India - one year on

Fifth Wall is the first and largest venture capital firm advising corporates on, and investing in, Built World technology. Michael New is the Chief of Staff at Fifth Wall and the company’s longest-tenured employee, joining the firm upon its inception in 2016. Michael is from Washington, DC, graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.


A year on from their inaugural keynote, Michael joins us to share Fifth Wall’s key learnings over the past 12 months and where the firm sees opportunity in PropTech in India.


Michael New, Chief of Staff, Fifth Wall

14:00 / Panel

Owners on Tech - Deciphering hype and reality 

PropTech investment in India is a few years behind the major markets. As proptech interest grows and adoption ramps, has the industry finally reached a tipping point? At BWT India this keynote panel debate the current state of proptech in CRE. 

Host: Anshul Jain, Country Head & MD, India, Cushman & Wakefield

Pavitra Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade Enterprises

Vinod Rohira, Managing Director, K Raheja

Vipul Roongta, MD & CEO, HDFC Capital

14:40 / Networking Lounge


Networking Break

The Networking Break is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or email Rob directly.

15:10 / Talk

From IT to Customer Experience - How to create value for your business

Technology leaders are shifting from IT to Customer Experience, as digital becomes the norm. At BWT India Chirag Boonlia discusses the journey technology experts must travel to add real value to their organizations.

Chirag Boonlia, Group CTO, Embassy

15:10 / Talk

The evolution of CRE leadership - Half the space, double the experience!

The pendulum has swung from vacancy rates to experience curation. But how do you measure workplace experience? At BWT Workplace Dennis McGowan shares his views on the new role of the CRE Leader in a challenging environment of blended CRE, HR and IT.

Dennis McGowan, Global Head of Real Estate, Standard Chartered (Singapore) (invited)

15:40 / Discussoion Group

Affordable Housing - Exploring opportunities From ConTech to FinTech

Exciting ConTech is emerging across the housing construction supply chain. At BWT Construction, our residential leaders pick the market-ready and the next big thing.

Host: Vipul Roongta, CEO, HDFC Capital

15:40 / Panel

VC & Family Office Investment - SaaSifying the real estate vertical 

SaaS in real estate vertical is one of the untapped markets for PropTech. Is this the most exciting white space for venture investors? Or is there something else that catches the eye? 

Host: Abhishek Goenka, CEO, CoWrks & Menda Family Office


Co-HostAnuj Nangpal, APAC Lead, JLL Spark

Co-Host: Samir Kumar, MD, Inventus India

15:40 / Discussion Group

Tenant Experience - Which technologies add value and which are overhyped?

TeX is at the core of workplace design. But how do property firms win the tenant experience battle with mobile?

16:10 / Networking Lounge


Networking Break

The Networking Break is available to Sponsor. For details of all the sponsorship packages, click the Sponsorship tab, or email Rob directly.

16:30 / Exhibition Stage

BWT India 2020 Innovation Contest

Hosted and managed by BUILTWORLD, BWT's Innovation Contest sees the six finalists pitch their technology in front of our all-star judging panel. Who will follow in Facilio's footsteps as the 2020 champion?

Host: Jonas Haberkorn, Director, BUILTWORLD (Germany)

Yash Gupta, Founder, Bluesky Ventures

Ajay Prasad, Country Head - India, Taurus

Sid Yog, Chairman, Xander

Abhishek Goenka, CEO, CoWrks

Sanjay Dutt, CEO, Tata Housing & Infrastructure

Pavitra Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade Enterprises

Meet the Judges

In total, 20 judges from the real estate and venture capital industry will judge over 50 applicatons.

But on the day, 5 Chief Judges will scrutinize the live pitches of the Final 6 Start-ups. 

And you, the audience, will be the 6th Judge.

Into the Dragon's Den we go...

Vipul Roongta, MD & CEO, HDFC Capital

Vinod Rohira, Managing Director Commercial
Real Estate & REIT, K Raheja

Zayd Noaman, Executive Director, Prestige Group

Darshan Hiranandani, Director, House of Hiranandani

Madhav Soi, Investment Professional, Xander Group

Anuj Nangpal, APAC Lead, JLL Spark

17:30 / Mezzanine


After Party

Join us on the newly opened rooftop for drinks and canapes. The After Party is your chance to unwind with friends new and old.