Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Shaloo Garg is currently Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region for Microsoft for Startups. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience. Previously, Shaloo was at Oracle at Global Oracle Innovation where she lead the Global Corporate Innovation practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem. She has also lead go-to-market for Oracle’s cloud business and was part of the M&A team that acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage startups. Shaloo is passionate about Tech for Good and is President, BOD at UN Women, Silicon Valley , a “Champion of Innovation” at UN Women where she is spinning up virtual Innovation Labs with Universities leveraging emerging technologies to encourage digital literacy in developing countries for young girls who do not have access to education. Shaloo strongly believes that technology’s best user case ever is using its power to impact wider social issues like hunger, poverty, STEM education, clean water, energy, sustainable cities etc in developing and under-developed countries. Shaloo is a Guest speaker at Penn Law School and is an MBA from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from Stanford d.School. Words to live by: “In life, there are no mistakes... only lessons” - Vic Johnson.
15:30 - 16:30
Start-up Pillar Session 4 - Re-Building the Start-up Ecosystem - What’s at Stake?
The global start-up economy creates nearly $3 trillion in value, which is on par with the GDP of the G7 economy. In 2019, 70+ ecosystems produced multiple unicorns, and billion-dollar exists and creating over $4 billion dollars in ecosystem value compared to the year 2013, where only four ecosystems produced unicorns. However, the current pandemic has disrupted the global start-up ecosystem. This session will discuss:
Start-ups facing Double whammy with a drop of consumer demand and VC investments
Post-COVID crisis and its impact on start-up global ecosystem
Improving and implementing policies for the emerging ecosystem
Government initiatives to boost the start-up ecosystem
Being part of the top 30 Global Ecosystem / 100 emerging ecosystem