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The World in 2035: Work, Life, Tech - Trends and What to...
Jan 20, 2022
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (America/New_York)

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The World in 2035:
Work, Life, Tech - Trends and What to Expect
Jan 20 | 6:00 PM

TiE New Jersey will hold its next call in its series for the Special Interest Group of Tech CEOs on January 20th over ZOOM. The interactive call will be moderated by Anjan Lahiri, (Founder and CEO Navikenz Inc., ex CEO BirlaSoft & Co-Founder MindTree), Chairman Tech CEO SIG, TIE NJ.

During the call, we will have Charter Member Dr. Ajay Mookerjee, Sr. Adviser Warburg Pincus, Founder Director Fair Square Financial, and past head of the Cards business at large banks across the world, including Capital One and SunTrust . Ajay is also a Ph.D. from Harvard and the founding director of the Harvard Business School India research center. While having his hands active in multiple initiatives, Ajay founded Fair Square Financial 8 years ago and recently sold the company to Ally Bank in a $750M transaction. He is now planning his next venture, parallelly advising other businesses.

Ajay embodies the famous quote from Ronald Regan that "you ain't seen nothing yet". At a time when we are all understandably absorbed with the here & now, pivoting from his Fairsquare journey Ajay will take us into the future to focus on the changes that tech at a larger scale and Artificial Intelligence specifically will bring about in all of our lives, at work, and at home. Ajay is excited about the opportunities for entrepreneurship over the next several decades.

The theme we will explore is  "How to plan for the next 20 years" in our lives. Most of us Charter members are entrepreneurs. Running or having run businesses. What are the trends that will completely change our lives in the future? What are we doing to plan for it? What do we need to do? Let us use this time to look at the future together with a serial entrepreneur. Let us unpack these themes together in this conversation with Ajay, asking him questions, but also offering your own perspectives to him and to each other 

It promises to be a very engaging discussion. Do join and participate. 

AGENDA:
6:00 PM - Welcome By Raman Kapur, President, TiE New Jersey
6:05 PM - Charter Member Introductions
6:10 PM - Interactive session with Dr. Ajay Mookerjee

Dr. Ajay Mookerjee 

 Dr. Mookerjee is a fintech venture developer and investor. He founded Fair Square Financial, directing it through its exit to Ally Bank. He is Senior Advisor to ZipCo and Warburg Pincus where he is co-investor and board member of Max-Leumi Cards and Vodeno/Aion Bank, driving their continued growth. Over the prior 22 years, he was corporate division head at CapOne and Suntrust, building billion-dollar credit card businesses and as region head at Booz.Allen/Digital Credit, where seconding as managing advisor, he built billion-dollar bancassurance, sales finance, and challenger-banking businesses for AIG, GE, and Thai Farmers Bank, as well as enduring product platforms for Fannie Mae, IBM, Cisco, and D&B. 

Dr. Mookerjee served in India as a board member and advisor to JM Financial, KPMG, Zephyr Capital, and TVS Capital and was the President of the HBS Research Center. He served on New Jersey Governor Murphy’s economic transition team.

Dr. Mookerjee holds a Bachelor of Technology from the IIT-Kanpur and a Doctorate from the Harvard Business School, researching E-Finance Marketplace Structures, co-authoring the books Global Electronic Banking and Business Solutions for the Global Poor. He is considered a thought leader in the fintech industry, recently authoring an HBR article, What if Central Banks issued Digital Currency. 

Anjan Lahiri

Founder and CEO Navikenz Inc., ex CEO BirlaSoft & Co-Founder MindTree, Chairman -TECH CEO SIG, TIE NJ. 
 
Anjan Lahiri was a co-founder of Mindtree and set up operations for the startup in the US in 1999. Then he established Mindtree in Europe from 2003 to 2008 and led Mindtree’s IT Services business globally from Bangalore from 2008 to 2013. He then became the CEO of Sasken, a Telecom Products company in 2013, and led the revitalization of that business, tripling the stock price in one year.

In 2015 he took over as the CEO and Managing Director of Birlasoft, a $150M company, that was struggling with growth and was dependent on one dominant customer for 65% of its revenue. By the time he left in 2019, Birlasoft was a $500M public company with a diversified and stable customer base in a successful turnaround, recognized by the industry. Anjan’s vast career also includes experience at Cambridge Technology Partners, a Boston-based consulting company, and Wipro. Prior to doing an MBA from the University of Florida, he earned a degree in Electronic Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra where he is recognized as a distinguished alum.

In 2019 (https://www.thesoftwarereport.com/top-50-tech-services-ceos-of-2019/) the software report rated Anjan as among the top 10 CEOs in IT Services companies globally.

 

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