KEY PEOPLE

Rituraj Nath

Founder of Ovation Inc.
has a passion for orchestrating high quality events infused with technology and grace. ‘Ritu’, as fondly known among friends, has 25 years’ experience in Event Management, including organizing and managing conferences, entertainment evenings and award functions, his strength being large scale conference & exhibitions.
Rituraj always had a knack for events and in 2002 he left his job at NASSCOM (one of the most acclaimed IT association, which organizes 12 -14 large conference in a year for the IT industry) and started Ovation Inc. He also has worked in some of the most well-known companies like CyberMedia, Percept Ltd., Launched Sweetheart Ice Creams in India from Birmingham, UK and NPA EVENTS LLC. In Muscat, Oman.
To horn his passion further, he joined and completed his Masters in Events and Exhibition Management from Birmingham City University, UK in 2013 (1 ½ year course).
Rituraj has done many corporate events for numerous clients. Two of the most recent prestigious project that would like to highlight is the Indo Africa ICT Expo in Africa (2015, 2016 in Kenya; 2017, 2018 in Nigeria) and India -Asean ICT Expo (2017 in Jakarta and 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam). The event has conference in conjunction with an expo for over 150 companies. The conference itself attracts approx. 5000 delegates.
The conceptualization of the event involved information gathering and analysis
• Extensive research based on surveys and interviews
• Financial modelling
• Creating stakeholder network for support of the event
• Report writing – report for media release; post event report etc.
• Video – event marketing video, interviews during conference etc.
• Presentation – event presentation

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Akanksha Tate

Advisor International Events & Trade at Ovation Inc.
a Highly dynamic and versatile management professional with 18+ years of experience in directing and managing an organization’s strategic projects involving a diverse and complex range of partners and powerful stakeholders including government and the private sector at an international scale.
• Global Strategic Business Partnerships Management
• Excellent Planning and Execution Abilities
• Teamwork and Collaboration Skills
• Extremely Goal-Oriented and Innovative
• Ability to Manage Multiple Projects
• Multitasking in Fast-paced Environments
• Excellent Analytical and Negotiation Abilities
• Quick Problem Resolution and Decision Making
• Articulate Oral and Written Communication
• People Management and Relationship Building
linkedin.com/in/akansha

Wency Pereira

Director Events (Western Region)
Competent Administrator with nearly 30 years of qualitative experience in infrastructure projects, administration and operations entailing planning & management with accountability of ROI.
Was associated with Hirco Developments Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai (Real Estate Development Entity of the Hiranandani Group) as Vice President – Internal Infrastructure.
Extensive experience in planning, budgeting & resource deployment for ensuring seamless accomplishment of operational goals/ efficiency; with focus on bottom line profitability.
Specialties: A keen strategist & implementer with attained proficiency in resourcefully managing administration related activities including housekeeping, infrastructure management, facilities planning, dispatch system & general purchases.
• Demonstrated abilities in improving security systems and resolving all kinds of security problems.
• Have built an excellent repertoire of networks with external agencies/ authorities.
• Effective communicator & leader with proficiency in managing people.
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Shivani Srivastava

Advisor @ Ovation Inc.
Shivani has Worked in service sector, since 1997 and off late into B2B space.
Fortunate to have been part of building a brand than joining a brand – answer to a question often asked, while conducting sessions etc…while drive industry academia workshops etc. Some of the sectors got opportunity to learn from are: Hospitality,Textile,Publishing -Media & Advertising, Industry Body, HR Consulting,Academia,Trade Development Agency, Tech Start-ups and NGOs. Drove cross-functional responsibilities covering – MR, Sales, Marketing – PR -Corp Communication, Social Media, Events and Inter Trade Alliances, Govt Interface, Industry Academic Interface. Also got into establishing connect with VCs and US PE fund group for few Start-ups looking at raising funds.
Fortunate to be part of organisations, from their initial stage; from day one of my professional journey and it continues …probably what is called ‘destined or scripted’. What’s is today called ‘Start-ups’ is what one started with in 1997, as full time Executive in Publishing and Advertising Co.
Interestingly, always shifted gears to venture into areas / responsibilities, having no prior experience or exposure. Made efforts, worthy enough to carry on with the a similar path, going forward, too. Earlier it was not something one took willingly but sooner than later, one realized, it’s a blessing in disguise. Off late, started associating with companies in the capacity of Consultant /Adviser; technically out of the system, but for all work and business purpose, very much into the Organisation; driving mandates at strategic and ground level with flexibility of working from anywhere.

Vivek Bhargava

Founder and CEO of XPS Analytics Pvt. Ltd
Business research, analytics, and corporate advisory services firm with operations in India and the USA. Over a career spanning more than two decades, starting as an analyst with ‘The Economic Times’, he has moved on to be an entrepreneur, investment banker, strategic advisor and mentor. He has worked across information technology, media, financial services and consulting domains. Vivek is an independent director on the board of one of the largest players
in the Poultry Industry in India.

Vivek completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from Instituto for Technology and Management, Mumbai. He has completed advanced programs in information technology from NIIT and Baan Institute, and an advanced program in finance from Indian School of Business (ISB). Vivek is also a co-founder of a not-for-profit called “Alisha Foundation”, which works in the field of health awareness and intends to use technology, systems, processes and communication to coordinate the use of resources in social sector programs.

S.No. Name Designation
1. Dharmendra Goud Chief Accountant
2. Harish Kumar Manager Fabrication
3. Pranav Ailawadi Sr. Engineer (Audio Visual)
4. Gurpreet Singh Web Strategist
5. Pankaj Kumar Sr. Manager (Web Integration)
6. Anil Thayil Head Printing Technology
7. Anand Dwivedi Head Production
8. Suman Dhiman Manager Production
9. Wency Pereira Events Director (West)
10. Jagjeet Singh Asst. Project Manager
11. Gautam Patra Research Analyst
12. Harshit Sabharwal Head Tours & Travel