5th edition

August 24th



First Principles Thinking

In a world that is dynamic and progressive, we are faced with new challenges every day. We need new, structured, innovative ways of unleashing creativity and solving these challenges.

How, you ask?

The answer is First Principles Thinking.

First Principles thinking is about breaking down a complex problem, questioning everything you think you know and then solving the problem bottom-up with the new knowledge. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla are a brilliant testament to this.

In this edition of Converge, you will get to hear from ideators, designers, analysts, and technologists who have applied First Principles Thinking to disrupt and innovate in their respective industries.

Join us at Converge 2019 on the 24th of August at the ThoughtWorks office in Koramangala, Bengaluru. The event is open for all, and we expect the audience to be a diverse group of engineers, designers, business analysts, product managers, and entrepreneurs.

Hope to see you on Saturday, 24th August @ ThoughtWorks, Koramangala Bengaluru

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8:30 AM


9:00 AM

Event Kick Off
Anirvan Debabrata Lahiri (India Lead, Product Innovation, ThoughtWorks)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote: First Principles Thinking
Anuj Rathi (Vice President of Product Management, Swiggy)

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Data, Meet Homo Sapiens
Ripul Kumar (Independent Consultant, MakeMyTrip)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Tea Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Insights that Inspire Innovation
Deepa Bachu (Co-Founder and CEO, Pensaar Design)

12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM

First Principles of Culture and Product
Vikram Shenoy (Digital Experience Leader)

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Making Digital Payments Ubiquitous
Vinod Kumaar R (Lead Developer, ThoughtWorks)

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

SLICE - The Experimentation Mindset
Vishal Vinaykumar Prasad (Lead Business Analyst, ThoughtWorks)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Applying AI in Hyper-personalisation
Sabitha Rajat (Business Analyst, ThoughtWorks)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Wrap-up

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Innovation in Product Thinking
Priya Lakhe & Priya Malhotra (Business Analysts, ThoughtWorks) On-spot registration (limited seats)

5:00 PM



Anuj Rathi

Vice President of Product Management, Swiggy

Ripul Kumar

Independent Consultant, MakeMyTrip

Deepa Bachu

Co-Founder and CEO, Pensaar Design

Vikram Shenoy

Digital Experience Leader

Vinod Kumaar R

Lead Developer, ThoughtWorks

Vishal Vinaykumar Prasad

Lead Business Analyst, ThoughtWorks

Sabitha Rajat

Business Analyst, ThoughtWorks


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