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Zinnov Welcome Note
02.05 PM - 02.25 PM CET
Zinnov Keynote

The New Normal is here! The time for assessing the damage and ensuring survival is over. Now it’s time for action. Leaders are now shifting from crisis planning to a more proactive stance of taking cautious yet concrete steps. As we move ahead and plan for 2021 and beyond - for a world forever-altered by the pandemic - it is time to reassess our product and engineering strategies.
The paradigm shift caused by COVID-19 across many areas of business has led companies to do things differently. Zinnov Confluence 2020 will focus on the key dimensions of people, process, technology, and business that will enable companies to be ready to succeed in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Pari Natarajan
CEO

Zinnov
02.30 PM - 02.50 PM CET
Zinnov Keynote

COVID-19 has thrown a daunting yet pertinent challenge to companies – an expedited digital transformation timeline for all, irrespective of their current capabilities. The significance of Upskilling and Reskilling employees has increased manifold, especially in the current volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business environment. Companies that do not take this time to upskill their employees will soon find themselves in a vulnerable position. As work from home and remote operations are adopted by many companies, cross-functional expertise and better competencies will determine not just survival for the employees but also their roles. As we step into this new normal of a hyper-digital world, investing in employee reskilling and upskilling will be par for the course, with big returns and an edge over peers as the outcomes.
This riveting keynote talk by a leading industry expert will provide insights on new skills and competencies that will be needed to compete in the new normal, how employees and organizations can identify the gaps in their skillsets, and the different ways in which companies can enable upskilling and reskilling in the remote setup.

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Vijay Swaminathan
CEO & Co-founder

Draup

Eastern Europe, over the last few years, has emerged as a hotbed of technology talent. There has been a huge boom in the investment made by global organizations and investors both locally and globally, into the Eastern European technology ecosystem. Amongst the top 40 global outsourcing destinations, seven Eastern European countries have been recognized as thriving outsourcing markets globally.
What is making Eastern Europe a go-to technology talent hub? How can companies leverage Eastern Europe to build offshore centers or Centers of Excellence (COEs)? How can companies find the right talent in these locations? What can companies do to actively work with the technology ecosystem for partnerships, acquisitions, and co-innovation? These and many more pertinent questions will be answered by eminent leaders who have successfully leveraged Eastern Europe.

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Andrew Kalinovsky
SVP Operations

GlobalLogic
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Sam Mantle
EVP, Digital Engineering

Luxoft, A DXC Technology Company
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Sidhant Rastogi
Managing Partner & Global Head

Zinnov

With unprecedented disruptions across the dimensions of people, business models, processes, and functions brought forth by the pandemic, efficient financial risk distribution can only be achieved with effective and renewed globalization initiatives as opposed to localization of business entities. Setting up Global Centers of Excellence (GCoE) has been the go-to strategy to combat disruptions, manage financial risk, build expertise in technologies, and keep pace with the competition.
What is the value that global centers can add to HQ? Which business functions should lead the globalization charter? What is the right time to expand global operations, with minimal impact to customers? How can global centers be setup remotely in global locations? In this session, industry-leading experts will share their experiences of setting up world class centers of excellence in global locations.

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Sunil Rajasekar
President and CTO

Mindbody
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Nilesh Thakker
Managing Partner & Global Head

Zinnov
03.40 PM - 04.00 PM CET
Fireside Chat

Companies that have leveraged global talent through globalization and fostered a culture of continuous innovation have been able to successfully drive digitalization and profitability. However, the ongoing pandemic has tested the mettle of even these forward-thinking organizations, bringing in newer dimensions of business continuity plans and disruption management to the fore. Is transforming these global centers into not just innovation hubs but into disruptive centers capable of withstanding external stressors and thrive in chaos the answer to future disruptions? Will a holistic globalization agenda with building and nurturing disruptive global centers the way forward in a VUCA environment?
This session, comprised of visionary global leaders, will help shed light on these burning questions and provide actionable insights on how they have built disruptive global centers.

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Birgitta Finnander
Head of R&D Center - France

Ericsson
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Dr. Edgar Hürfeld
Managing Director & Vice President

Robert Bosch Technical and Business Solutions GmbH
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Vamsee Tirukkala
Chief Commercial Officer & Co-founder

Draup
04.05 PM - 04.25 PM CET
External Keynote

Have you defined your enterprise vision and strategy for digital innovation and acceleration? Have you been able to harness the power of digital technologies to become more effective, innovative, and disruptive? Digital Transformation is not just digitalizing your existing business capabilities, but transforming the way your enterprise operates, improve employee experience, and help clients achieve digital success. Digitalization not just requires technology, but also transformation in leadership, talent, skills, and business models. In this riveting talk, an experienced digital leader will share the underlying factors of transforming an enterprise to be truly digital.

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Ram Ramalingam
Managing Director, Intelligent Products & Platforms Global Lead

Accenture
04.30 PM - 04.45 PM CET
External Keynote

The pandemic and the resultant disruption has set the stage for new ways of doing business, with newer technology adoption and deployment being key to weathering this storm. Wireless telecommunications providers have been part of the solution during this crisis, ensuring seamless connectivity, so that we are all connected from wherever we are – at home, at work, or at play. Leading enterprises have already started experimenting with disruptive technologies like 5G, to help various industries to work seamlessly from home, deliver high-quality healthcare and education services proactively, over the next-generation telecom network.
This riveting keynote will focus on how wireless telecommunication will drive the communication of the future to enable digital transformation and what kind of key partnerships across the value chain that will accelerate 5G++ innovations and deployment.

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Dr. Volker Ziegler
6G Leadership at Nokia Bell Labs & CTO

Nokia

Unprecedented disruptions have led companies to digitally transform on a large scale and shift to global centres to build capabilities, spread risks, and gain advantage over their competitors. Digital transformation success depends on partners who, with their access to skilled talent, agile business models, and expertise in digitalization can enable the companies to transform, innovate, and scale rapidly. It is critical for any company undergoing disruption and digital transformation to collaborate with technology partners to innovate at scale and create phenomenal value for their customers globally.
This panel consisting of eminent industry leaders from global technology services companies will share how they have helped their customers in fast tracking their digital adoption and what is their successful collaboration mantra to succeed in these unprecedented times.

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Corinne Jouanny
Group Vice President Global Service Lines and Europe Technology & Innovation Operations

ALTRAN, Part of Capgemini
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David Owens
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Transformation Solutions

HARMAN
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Peter Schmutzer
Director Purchasing - Supplier Relationships & Strategy

Intel Corporation
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Vimal Menon
Partner & GM, Zinnov SAS

Zinnov
05.25 PM - 05.30 PM CET
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