New Delhi (INDIA), August 26, 2023: TiE Delhi-NCR, a leading organization fostering entrepreneurship nationally, hosted the Delhi leg of its flagship event-India Internet Day (iDay), bringing together the brightest minds of the tech industry. This was close on the heels of the launch of the flagship event in Bengaluru in partnership with TiE Bangalore on August 24. The 12th edition of iDay was themed ‘AI Powered India: Vision & Reality’, aimed at unlocking AI’s immense possibilities and potential for our nation.

Speaking at the event, Vibhor Jain, COO & President – Network Governance, ONDC stated, “ONDC has the potential to have a five-fold increase in the digital consumption of India, taking it to over 350 billion by 2030.”

India Internet Day is part of TiE Delhi-NCR’s commitment to nurture an ecosystem where technopreneurs and investors converge to drive India’s tech landscape forward. The event provided an insightful platform to explore the transformative capability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s growth.

Speaking at the event, Peyush Bansal, Co-Founder & Chief Executive & People Officer, Lenskart said, “AI not just a buzzword, startups must use it to build businesses”.

iDay2023 included deep conversations around ethical considerations, regulatory frameworks, AI in Media and content, SAAS, and Fintech offering a space to dive into the exciting world of AI and understand its crucial role in shaping India’s future. The focus of the conversations was to unlock the immense possibilities that AI holds for our nation.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, said, “For 12 remarkable years, TiE Delhi-NCR’s India Internet Day has been a driving force behind the growth and transformation of India’s internet, technology, and entrepreneurship ecosystem. #iDay hosts the entire gamut of internet and mobile industry in India like no other forum. “

The exceptional lineup of speakers for the event included institution builders, leading tech entrepreneurs, nation’s top investors, and policymakers like Priyank Kharge-Hon’ble Minister for IT/BT and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Govt of Karnataka | Bhavish Aggarwal – Co-Founder, Ola Cabs & Ola Electric| Rana Barua- Group CEO, Havas India| Vani Kola – MD, Kalaari Capital | Alok Mittal, President, TiE Delhi-NCR & Co-Founder & CEO, Indifi Tech |Kulmeet Singh Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent |Sangeeta Bavi – Executive Director, Digital Natives, Microsoft India|AnkurWarikoo, Founder, WebVeda | Anurag Seth, Principal AI/ML Advisor, AWS India | Akhil Choudhary, Director & CEO, Vaco Binary Semantics | Rahul Khanna, Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital | Priyanka Gill – Group Co-Founder, Good Glamm Group & CEO – Good Media Co |Peyush Bansal – Co-Founder & Chief Executive & People Officer, Lenskart | Deep Kalra – Founder & Chairman, MakeMyTrip |Rajan Anandan – MD, Peak XV Partners & Surge |Asish Mohapatra – Co-Founder & CEO, OfBusiness & Oxyzo | Vibhor Jain – COO & President – Network Governance, ONDC & many more.

This year select groundbreaking AI startups from India got a chance to pitch their tech and disruptive solutions as part of an electrifying showcase. Cutting Edge AI companies, showcased their venture as part of the AI Demo hub in both Delhi & Bengaluru. iDay 2023 provided an unrivalled platform to connect with the who’s who of the internet industry in India at more than one level. It gave an opportunity for founders to connect with visionary leaders and trailblazing startups to learn and foster meaningful collaborations and partnerships. Startup founders got an opportunity to mingle with potential investors, collaborators, with initiatives like Bank on Breakfast, Lunch with Leaders & Lunch with Investors.

The Conference was supported by Startup India, Havas Media Network India, PeakXV, Microsoft, Vaco Binary Semantics, SAP, AWS, Lufthansa, CRED, STPi and State Govt.of Odisha.