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JITO-USA NY chapter organizes Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference in NJ

Somerset, NJ: The Jain International Trade Organization USA (JITO USA) New York Chapter successfully organized its innovation and entrepreneurship conference on June 24 at Jain Center in New Jersey. Over 400 attendees from 20 states and four countries witnessed an impressive turnout of over 20 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and academic luminaries, all eager to explore the intersection of technology, business, and societal impact.

JITO USA – New York Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference over 400 Attendees & Speakers & Panelists from over 20 states and 4 countries.

Participants and speakers shared knowledge, inspired one another, and identified areas for socio-economic growth within the Jain community and the shared global community.

Honorable Consul General Randir Jaiswal with JITO USA Leaders

Rajeev Pandya, the JITO USA Treasurer and New York Chapter Chairperson and the Organizer of the event, gave the welcoming remarks, followed by welcome from Jigar Shah, Coordinator of the event.

The conference featured a distinguished lineup of keynote speakers including Dr. Neeta Jain, Founder and President of the International Ahimsa Foundation, JITO APEX President Abhaya Srisrimal Jain, JITO APEX Secretary and Board Member Sanjay Lodha, JITO International Chairman Mahaveer Mehta, JITO USA Chairman Prem Jain, JITO USA President Dr. Sushil Jain, JITO USA Vice President Kamlesh Mehta, JITO USA Secretary Dipak Doshi and JITO USA Treasurer and New York Chapter Chairman Rajeev Pandya.

Consul General Randhir Jaiswal spoke about the importance of bilateral trade and collaborations between India and the United States and how important the Indian Diaspora in America is to the relationship with India.

Event Keynote Speaker Professor S.P. Kothari from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provided valuable insights into the latest trends in technology and its impact on business and society.

JITO USA President Dr. Sushil Jain gave an informative introduction about JITO USA , its mission and purpose as well as its ambitions for expanding into several new chapters nationally.

Mukesh Chatter, the CEO of NeoNet, delivered an engaging technology keynote, focusing on the digital transformation currently revolutionizing industries worldwide. The finance keynote, delivered by Rushabh Kapashi, Senior Partner at McKinsey, shed light on the changing landscape of the financial industry, offering strategic perspectives and actionable insights for financial professionals and organizations.

The conference also welcomed Chintu Patel, Founder of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, who shared his personal entrepreneurial journey and extensive experience in the Healthcare and Pharma Keynote speech.

In addition to the keynote sessions, the conference included interactive panel discussions that brought together industry experts, thought leaders, and successful entrepreneurs. The technology panel, moderated by Kamlesh Mehta, Founder, CTO, and VP of Engineering of nSolutions, focused on emerging trends and the pervasive growth of AI with panelists Prem Jain, CEO of Pensando, Sam S. Jain, Founder and Executive Chairman of Fareportal (CheapOair and OneTravel), Shail Jain, Founder of Foresight Ventures, and Yogendra Jain, CTO of Sonde Health.

The finance panel discussion covered innovative strategies in the business world with the conversation being led by Apurva Shah, CTO of Launch Potato, among panelists Naveen Shah, Founder and CEO of Navika Group of Companies and Blue Sky Hospitality, Robin Shah, Founder, Partner & CIO of Tenor Capital Management, Anita Bafna, Partner at Ernst & Young, and Saahill Desai, Founder and Director of DS Advisors.

The final panel discussion centered around the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector and highlighted the importance of affordability and innovation in the field. The discussion was led by moderator Dipak Doshi, CEO of Protocol Link, with expert panelists including, Dr. Raj Bhayani MD, ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Manoj Jain MD, Physician of Infectious Disease, Dr. Shardule Shah, Co-Founder and CEO of Lime Therapeutics, and Ayush Jain, VP Revolution’s Rise of the Rest. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking conversations and gain valuable insights from the diverse perspectives of the panelists.

Recognizing the growing interest in entrepreneurship, the conference was capped by a dynamic workshop focused on educating and motivating aspiring entrepreneurs, led by Yogendra Jain, and many of the industry panelists, as well as Chintan Shah, President of KNB Communications. The workshop provided practical guidance and resources to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the entrepreneurial journey.

“The JITO conference served as a catalyst for collaboration, learning, and innovation,” said Prem Jain, Chairman of JITO USA and CEO of Pensando. “It provided a unique platform for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals to come together, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for growth.”

“The panel discussions and entrepreneurship workshop were valuable highlights of the JITO USA conference,” said Rajeev Pandya, Organizer of the event & Chairperson of JITO NY Chapter.

The JITO conference had 30+ volunteers from the local Jain community and was emcee-ed by Shrija Pandya, Senior Growth and Performance Marketing Manager at AmorePacific US, Akshay Pandya, Growth and Operations Associate at Stay AI, and Vinit Shah, Data Scientist at Spotify. The event was sponsored by Ami Shah CPA, ASHI Diamonds, Eckuity, International Ahimsa Foundation, Oncospark, Outamation, Sandeep Diamonds, Vertoz, and Yoda Tech.

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