Garje Marathi Global Excellence Summit 2023

July 29
July 30, 2023

Bay Area, California USA


Garje Marathi Global Excellence Summit 2023

ज्ञानोपासना,उद्यमशीलता आणि देशभक्ती या त्रिगुणांचा संगम ही मराठी माणसाची ओळख आहे.आणि या संस्कारांच्या पायावर गर्जे मराठी ग्लोबल हे व्यासपीठ उभे आहे. ह्या व्यासपीठावर प्रत्येक मराठी माणसाचे स्वागत आहे. इथे भेदाभेदांच्या भिंती नाहीत, महत्त्वाकांक्षेला बंधन नाही किंवा स्वप्नाना अंत नाही.

अनुभवांची देवाणघेवाण करावी, गुरुत्त्व स्वीकारुन शिष्याना मार्गदर्शन करावे, आणि आपल्या ज्ञानदानाने मराठी माणसाचे, समाजाचे भविष्य उज्ज्वल करावे. आणि आता आपण सर्वानी मिळून विश्वपटला वरती मराठीचा झेंडा फडकवायचा आहे ह्या निश्चयाने आपण २९ आणि ३० जुलै २०२३ ला Milpitas, Bay Area USA  येथे आपण १000 हुन अधिकजण एकत्र येणार आहोत.


The mission of the summit is to bring together Maharashtrian high achievers, influencers, business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, self employed individuals, academics and students from around the world to collaborate, network, share knowledge, educate, and celebrate progress collectively.


The summit will be graced by highly respected personalities including Padma Vibhushan Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, Honorable Minister of Central Government Shri. Nitin Gadkari, and other esteemed entrepreneurs, academics and professionals as keynote speakers.

Dr. Mashelkar is Garje Marathi’s main advisor, mentor and guide from the very beginning


The Mission Purpose

  • To create a common platform for Entrepreneurs, Academician and Professionals
  • To give back to our heritage, our culture and the country we live in.
  • To connect youths, entrepreneurs of Maharashtra with the USA and the world
  • To build the Community bond and strong network amongst global Marathi.
  • To develop a comprehensive framework for personal as well collective growth while also promoting collaboration, innovation, and sustainability.


The summit will give an excellent platform to,

  • Network, share your knowledge,
  • Meet your peers and alumni,
  • Showcase your skills, expertise and produces,
  • Promote your cause and social work,
  • Interact with globally acclaimed entrepreneurs, academics and professionals,
  • Explore investment opportunities
  • Connect with investors, VCs.
  • Seek and also to offer job-career growth opportunities.
  • Meet recruiters and to get career guidance from VPs and CEOs

Using the Collective Impact framework, we will conduct an analysis of the key sectors in Maharashtra’s economy and identify the most crucial sectors with the most potential for growth based on factors such as existing infrastructure, availability of raw materials, human resources, technology, and market demand.


Event Venue:

India Community Centre

525 Los Coches Street

Milpitas, CA 95035


How you can get there: The venue is located in the Bay area, CA which is very well connected by Air and Land transport.


  • San Francisco International Airport – 35 miles from the Venue
  • San Jose Mineta International Airport – 9 miles from Venue
  • Oakland International Airport – 19 miles from Venue


  • Uber, Lyft and Cabs are available easily

Where to Stay: GMG Excellence Summit will provide a discount code whenever possible

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Milpitas Silicon Valley
    901 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 (walking distance. less than half mile)
  • Courtyard by Marriot Milpitas Silicon Valley
    1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035 (2 miles from Venue)

The Program

The summit starts on Sat. July 29th at
08:30 AM
and ends on Sun. July 30th at
06:30 PM
July 29, 2023
Timing at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening ceremony: Special Guests, GMG Board and Sponsors


Launch of GMG Job Portal,


Release of Garje Marathi Book 3,


Release of Directory of Attendees and


Panel discussions: Details given below


Breakout rooms: Details given below




Full course buffet lunch to match Marathi Taste, Banquette style sitting will also be available.

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tea and Networking

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet the CxOs

  • Parag Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises & EVP of Football Operations
  • Salil Donde, CEO Ventiv Technology Inc.
  • Dr. Shri Thanedar, USA Congressman from Michigan
July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and networking

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Key note speeches on Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Sustainability and IT

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break for parallel track sessions

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Parallel Breakout Sessions - 8 Sessions (Either 2-3 sessions or Panel discussion of entire track)

Parallel Sessions

  • Artificial Intelligence, & Robotics
  • Healthcare, Pharma and Bio-Tech
  • Agritech, Farmtech OR Fintech
  • Sustainability (ESG, EV and Renewable Energy)
  • IT, Cyber Security, Blockchain, Crypto
  • Sunrise Industry (Sports, Entertainment and Media)
  • Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
    - 2 Sessions
  • Startups - Investors Connect, mentor Connect (3:15 to 5:00 PM)
July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tea and networking, & GMGX - Experts Talks

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Panel Discussions

  • Women in Leadership
  • Social Media Influencers and Impact on Digital Economy
July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

GMG Recognitions & Awards

July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023
Timing at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Drinks, Evening Dinner, Networking, & Entertainment Program.

July 29, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Session - Day 2

  • Welcome to Morning Session on Day 2 - GMG MC
  • "Opportunities in Maharashtra" - Uday Samant, Minister of Industries, Maharashtra
  • Address by Ashish Achlerkar, GMG Patron and Founder & CEO of NearU
July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Tea and networking, & GMGX - Experts Talks

July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups Fundraising - Session
Amey Mashelkar, Sudhir Kadam, Vaibhav Domkundwar

July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and networking

July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Final 6 Selected Startups Pitches

July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Each Breakout Segment will present an action plan to impact 1% of MH GDP in the sequence given below

  • Artificial Intelligence, & Robotics
  • Healthcare, Pharma, and Bio-Tech
  • Agritech, Farmtech OR Fintech
  • Sustainability (ESG, EV, and Renewable Energy)
  • IT, Cyber Security, Blockchain, Crypto
  • Sunrise Industry (Sports, Entertainment, and Media)
  • GMGES Innovation Academy and Entrepreneurship - Startup Bootcamp in Parallel --- Sharktank-like Pitching session
July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 3:30 PM -4:00 PM

Tea and networking

July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023
Timing at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Concluding Session

  • Impact of Global Maharashtrians - Mr. Deepak Kesarkar, Minister for Ministry of Education and Ministry of Marathi Language
  • Indo-US Opportunities - Mr. M. Rangaswamy, Head Indiaspora
  • Vote of thanks
July 30, 2023


Event Speakers


Abhi Gholap

President National Award Winner

Abhi Nadgir

777 Partners

Abhijeet Khadilkar

Managing Partner at ↗Spearhead | Strategy + Transformation with AI and Digital | Best-selling Author | Loves Dad Jokes

Abhijit Thosar

Head of Research and Design at Amazon

Ajay Patil

Modern Data and Advanced Analytics Leader

Ajay Patwardhan

Technology Executive – IT Projects and Infrastructure Management GCP, AWS, SAP, IT Tools Development, Delivery, Governance

Ajit Jaokar

Visiting Fellow, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and Course Director, Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations, University of Oxford

Amita Penkar

Experiential Learning | Simulations | Agile and Project Management

Anand Ganu

Founder President at Garje Marathi Global Inc.

Anand Joshi

AI Analyst, Executive and Advisor

Anandsagar shiralkar

Rian & DGFT India

Aniruddha Joshi

AVP & Head - Strategic Alliances (Life Sciences & Healthcare) Americas

Anita Kant

Senior Field Application Specialist at Fluidigm Corporation

Anjali Anturkar

Associate Vice President at University of Michigan

Anurag Mairal

Innovator, Entrepreneur, Professor

Arun Joshi

Founder/CEO Visulon Inc. Execution, Strategy and Business expansion. Strong interests in Digital Transformation, Cloud - AI ML

Ashish Achlerkar

Founder and CEO at NearU

Ashish Chaughule

Global Product Manager, Digital Channels/ Senior Vice President at Citigroup

Atul Kulkarni

Engineering Manager @ Alexa | Angel Investor

Avanti Kulkarni

Bhaskar Ranade

Director, Legal Operations

Bhushan Kulkarni

Serial Technology Entrepreneur, Venture Investor, Venture Operator, Jobs Creator, Community Builder

Danny Gaekwad

Hotelier, Businessman, Jobcreator.

Devdatta Narote

Deep Learning l Computer vision | NLP | Robotics

Dr Raghunath Mashelkar

National Research Professor at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Dr Uday Khire

at Cheminpharma LLC

Gauri Gholap

Owner, Optra systems

Gayatree Ganu

VP, Data Science -- Monetization, Creators, Integrity, Marketplace

Girish Chitale

Working Partner Chitale Group

H.C Barkes

President & CEO, PRUDENCE - Broker at LLOYD'S - U.K., U.S., U.A.E. - CPCU, AMIM, AIC, ARe, ACII, Chartered Insurer, AIRM, FIII, AIII(Gen), AIII(Mar), B.Com(Fin), PGDM(Mktg), LLB, HARVARD-Disruptive Strategy, WHARTON-EAP

Hemant Joglekar

Tech Lead at Cisco Corporation

Hrushikesh Sathawane

Director of Product/Marketing/Strategy | President SF Bay IIT-BHF | Board member | 🏳️‍🌈

Lalit Shinde

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) | Board Member (Multiple) | Executive Mentor/Coach | AI/Cybersecurity/Finance/Technology Nerd

Madhav Dabke

Focusing on BFSI Product Innovations and Digital Transformations | Design Thinker | Mentoring start-ups | NGO Board Member | Former-Banker | Human Experience Expert

Mandar Khadilkar


Manoj Prabhakar Kulkarni

Manoj Prabhakar Kulkarni

Head of Corporate Supply Chain Services at Johnson Electric

Milind Dhamankar

Senior Clinical Affairs Specialist at Siemens Healthineers

Milind Kanitkar

Vice President, Data and Analytics Group, Office of COO at Morgan Stanley

Mohan Uttarwar

Angel Investor | Passionate about AI/ML to accelerate Precision Medicine

Narendra Kale

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor,Co-Founder Bhau Institute,Director Kale Logistics, Founder Chairman, Kale Consultants Ltd

Naresh Apte

Author. Entrepreneur. Investor. Advisor.

Nilesh Lele

President at Chamber for Advancement of Small & Medium Businesses

Nitin Salunke

President, CEO & Board Member; Supira

Onkar Kalwade

Founder and Managing Director of Matx Structures

Prakash Bhalerao

Chairman and CEOChairman and CEO Verismo Networks

Prashant Sarode

CTO-Automation & Cognitive Technologies @Fintech | Head of Product & Engineering | Principal Architect | Cloud-Native Platforms, SaaS, Privately trained LLMs for Role-n-Process specific Co-Pilots, CV, NLP, NER

Prataproa Pawar

Pratibha Aphale

Board Member | Advisory Council Member| Global Information Security and Information Technology Executive. Cloud Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Risk, Governance , Data Privacy, ERP Systems, IT Operations.

Pravin Patil

Entrepreneur, Technology Leader, Investor, Advisor

Priya Koratkar

Sales Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Priya Samant

CEO/Co-Founder (Empowering Web3), Appointed Director of 8th #IDWGIS@United Nations. Creator-Impact Advisor concept for cinema. CM TiE Boston,Horasis. Talks #blockchain #sustainability #impact #films #USIndia

Ravindra Gadgil

ERP Cloud Transformation Consultant / Solution Architect

Rekha Kamat

Dassault Systèmes | Digital Business Transformation | STEM Ambassador

Rupali Deshpande

Global Partner Business Manager, Healthcare at NVIDIA

Rutooj Deshpande

Battery Scientist and Advisor for Vehicle electrification and Energy storage| Entrepreneur

Salil Donde

Chief Executive Officer at Ventiv Technology

Sameer Padhye

Entrepreneur, Investor and Advisor. Dynamic Professional with extensive experience in creating start-ups, building large P&L, great teams and strategic sales initiative.

Samir Karande

Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor

Samir Ketkar

Corporate Planning & Economics Advisor

Samir Penkar

CEO at Simulation Powered Learning

Sandeep Kulkarni

Data Services Leader - Data Engineering | Data Architecture | Data Integration | Data Management | Big Data | Business Intelligence | Advanced Analytics

Sandeep lahane

Founder & CEO, Deepfence

Sandeep Padhye

Digital Strategist|CX Transformation|Mentor|Advisor|Salesforce|Podcast Host

Sanjay Bhandari

Founder and CEO

Sanjay Zope


Satish Chavan

President and Executive Board Member @ e-Zest Solutions

Seema Wadekar

Data -Digitization and Strategy

Shrikant Nistane

Trusted Advisor to take you through the Digital Transformation journey. SAP RISE, BTP, Digital Supply Chain, EAM, EWM, Zebra technology

Sudhir Kadam

Venture Partner | Innovation and Growth Strategist

Sunil Dane

Runner, Fitness Enthusiast, Founder & President (Strategic Accounts) at e-Zest Solutions Inc. - Your partner for digital innovation!

Sunil Kulkarni (Japan)

President at Fidel Technologies

Sunita Ganu

Director at Garje Marathi Global

Swatee Kulkarni

EVP & Co-founder GDI Infotech

Uday Samant

Asst Vice President – Business

Umesh Udgaonkar

A Hands-on Enterprise Transformation IT Leader: CRM; ERP; M&A Integrations; 9X Salesforce Certified Architect.

Upendra Mardikar

EVP, Chief Information Security Officer at TIAA. Author, Advisor, Mentor

Vaibhav Sathe

Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting

Vijay Joshi

Chief Financial Officer at M8 Sustainable Ltd

Vijay Raut

Director at Astereae

Vijay Talele

Former CEO of COEP's Bhau Institute. Startups Evangelist, Investor, Incubation Centers Advisor, and Software Services Delivery Excellence consultant

Vivek Damle

Chairman at SAVIDA Agri- Com Pvt. Ltd.

Vrushali Nistane

SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) - Certified M/WBE, WBENC, WOSB, NMSDC, ASUG NJ Chapter Volunteer

About GMG

We are excited to welcome you to be part of this journey, and make a significant impact on our global community.We are excited to welcome you to be part of this journey, and make a significant impact on our global community.

Our Aim

Garje Marathi ‘Global Summit for Excellence’ aims to pave a path for personal growth creating a lasting impact on Maharashtra’s economy, driving growth and development across key sectors, while also promoting collaboration, innovation, and sustainability


Build real-life connections with fellow Marathi professionals from all over the globe.

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Explore Business and Career Opportunities in India, Silicon Valley, and across the world.

Create Impact

Create impact for our Marathi community in Maharashtra and beyond.

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Garje Marathi Global Excellence Summit 2023

Bay Area, California USA
July 29, 2023

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