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KEYNOTE TRACK
Venue : Convention Main Hall

07:00 AM ONWARDS

Registration

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Welcome Note

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Vamsee Tirukkala
Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Zinnov

09:10 AM - 09:30 AM

Zinnov Keynote : Blitzscaling - Ambition.Readiness.Acceleration

Today, the cycle of learning, unlearning, and relearning is accelerating at an unprecedented speed forcing companies to evolve and adapt at an exponential scale. Any company that wants to change the world needs to blitzscale. Blitzscaling is not merely growing at an exponential pace but staying sustainable while doing so. It takes a strong, visionary leader to help the organization focus on sustainable growth and balance the trade-offs of such explosive growth.

The keynote will focus on the kinds of leaders it will take to build companies that can create measurable outcomes at immeasurable value, hyper-scaling both from a leadership and an organizational perspective and the key dimensions of hyper-scaling to build and scale valuable companies.

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Pari Natarajan
CEO & Co-founder

Zinnov

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM

Keynote Talk : Building A Billion Dollar Mindset

Most entrepreneurs dream of building a billion dollar company. However, many of them get stuck and give up along the way. Only a handful manage to succeed in building and leading billion dollar companies. What differentiates these leaders from others is primarily their mindset. These leaders have an unparalleled positive attitude besides viewing failure as a learning moment and a catalyst. If you don’t develop that mindset, you will continue to work just as hard, but never reaching where you want to. Developing a billion dollar mindset requires stretching your current thinking. It's simply the level of commitment that sets the leaders of billion dollar companies apart from the rest. How do you cultivate such a mindset? How do you build a billion dollar business? How many companies are there that are really doing blazing their own trail on their way to becoming billion dollar businesses? What is different in their thinking, approach, and mindset?

In this riveting session, a leader from one of India’s unicorns will share his entrepreneurial journey of building a billion dollar business with a clear vision and focused mindset that helped him challenge the norm, forcing people to think beyond the ordinary.

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Naveen Tewari
Founder and CEO

InMobi Group

09:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote Talk : “Next India… I can see it…”

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Daniel Chaffraix
EVP, Engineering and Transformation

Altran

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Talk : No Limits - Adapt to Grow in a Hyperscale World

Setting the right goals for the right reasons can be the difference between success and failure. As a leader, the art of setting the right goals needs to be percolated from top down and spread across the organization to achieve success.

Goals need to be aggressive but realistic. Hence, it is very important to set goals with the right objectives such as how significant the goal is? How inspiring is it to you/organization? How measurable is it?

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Deepak Visweswaraiah
Senior Vice President & Managing Director

NetApp India Pvt. Ltd

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Keynote Talk : Turning Point - Building an Automation-First Mindset

Explore how companies can win by adapting and thriving in this automation first world, where innovation is collaborative, and every person has a software robot. These software robots continually learn new skills; they take on the routine, repetitive, and mundane tasks, so that we (as humans) can focus on critical-thinking and creativity. Automation first is about getting more done in less time with greater quality. Join Diego Lomanto, Vice President of Product Marketing for UiPath to learn more about

  • The impact of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Adopting an Automation First mindset
  • Key findings from the new study sponsored by UiPath and in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit

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Diego Lomanto
VP, Product Marketing

UiPath

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Tea Break & Networking

11:20 AM - 11:40 PM

Keynote Talk : The Connection Continuum

Technology innovation has become a key differentiator in transforming customer experience in the travel industry. With new technologies like VR and services like touchless travel coming to the fore, consumers are consistently being surprised by the level of convenience offered. Companies need to make strategic decisions about the best pathways to build customer value and deliver superior customer experience.

How will new technological advances impact the travel industry? How can new technologies including big data, artificial intelligence and automation be harnessed to boost growth and improve the customer experience? How can they improve the customer experience and make their offerings more meaningful? An experienced leader from a leading global travel and tourism company will share his insights on these questions and how travel industry is shaping up for the future.

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Mani Ganeshan
APAC Delivery Head and Centre Head Amadeus Labs Bangalore

Amadeus Labs

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Talk : Digital Workforce - GCCs redefining Future of Work

Businesses are looking for strategies to incorporate AI for efficiency and competitive advantage. Today's workforce skills are rapidly evolving with the rise of AI, data analytics, and intelligent automation. As work becomes increasingly mobile and borderless yet connected, enterprises are ensuring continuous workplace innovation and collaboration through automation.

This keynote talk will touch upon how enterprises and workforces can stay competitive in the digital age, the future of digital workforce, the implication of intelligent automation on the enterprise’s growth, and the role of digital workers in the new era of productivity and innovation.

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Milan Sheth
Executive Vice President, IMEA

Automation Anywhere

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

Keynote Panel : Accelerating Digital Dexterity

Every business is on a war path against the current digital disruption wave. At the rate at which technology is changing, if a company has to survive the next 5 years, it cannot continue to do what it has been doing till now. It has to change dramatically and adapt faster. The future of a digitally successful enterprise would depend on its ability to break new boundaries, empower employees to be digitally fit, deploy latest technologies to ensure business efficiency, and build a strong interconnected ecosystem partnership.

This session will have leaders who have traversed the journey of ‘disrupting yourself before anyone else does,’ share their success stories and challenges in accelerating their enterprise to be at the forefront of digital supremacy.

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Sumit Chauhan
Senior Vice President & General Manager

HARMAN Connected Services
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Sanket Atal
Managing Director

Intuit
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Ramkumar Narayanan
VP and Managing Site Director R&D

VMware India
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Sumit Chadha
Head of Enterprise Shared Services

AXA
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Praveen Bhadada
Partner & Global Head - Digital Transformation

Zinnov

12:40 PM - 01:00 PM

Keynote Talk : Leadership Blueprint – Every Office is a Corner Office

Growth in leadership is mandatory. Leaders who want to be at the helm need to continuously redefine and challenge themselves, else risk becoming stagnant and fall further and further behind. Growing as a leader requires coming out of their comfort zone and doing things innovatively, and . It is no longer enough for leaders to merely lead, but they need to earn their position as global influencers. The reward lies not in what leaders get from growth, but in what they become because of the growth. Are you interested in evolving from a leader into an influencer, or in just getting ahead?

In this session, a leader will share his invaluable experience of growing into an influencer, and touches upon what it takes to get there and how to successfully get the corner office.

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V. Laxmikanth
Managing Director

Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

Z Talks : AGENTS OF CHANGE: BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Breaking boundaries could either be literally or figuratively, and we are most definitely talking about the latter in this series of compelling talks. This set of high impact talks features individuals who have chosen to live life on their own terms, breaking barriers and boundaries set by either the society, the corporate world, their family, or even their appearance. These resourceful and enterprising individuals set out to draw their own boundaries, and have succeeded in leaving a significant mark on this world, for the better. All three featured speakers are distinguished in their own right, and are here to share their experiences, insights, learnings, and the X factor in their life that brought them to this point in their lives. Gear up for an exciting set of talks that will leave you enthralled at the least, and inspired at the most!

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Madan Padaki
Founder & CEO

1Bridge

02:20 PM - 03:10 PM

Debate : Global CXO by 2025 - Do we have it in us?

India is emerging as a global hub for innovation and growth market for global enterprises. When we look for inspiration for our entrepreneurial journeys, we tend to look for inspiration from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, et al. However, we tend to forget that some of the biggest companies in the world are being managed by leaders of Indian origin.

So what does it take to be a global leader from India by 2025? Do we have what it takes to be a force multiplier, inspire and empower global teams, and lead a global company through its ups and downs? Can Indian leaders build the power of influence across the globe? This riveting panel of speakers will debate on what it takes to build global leadership in India and how to create a power of influence across the globe.

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Tanuj Vohra
Head of Business Management

Broadcom Inc.
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Shantanu Ghosh
VP and MD, R&D (India & China)

Rocket Software
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Sunil Shah
CEO

Société Générale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd
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Sunder Sarangan
CMO

Persistent Systems
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Manish Bharti
Senior Vice President, Global Accounts

UiPath
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Ramaswamy Narayanan
Director & Center Leader - Global Technology Center

Medtronic

03:10 PM - 04:00 PM

Keynote Panel : Humans and AI - Will they Complement or Compete ?

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is testament to the success of human intelligence and the fear of uncertainty for humans.

Over the next decade, AI will make most people better off through newer innovations. But many people have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive, and to exercise free will. However, AI is not about removing control or removing human beings or even human thinking from the equation. It’s about solving problems and enhancing humans’ capabilities to deliver more and better products and services to customers.

This enthralling panel will touch upon the most debated topic of recent times – will AI compete with human creativity and make humans redundant over time? Or would AI complement existing job roles, enhance people’s capabilities, and let them work at a higher level?

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Rajesh Krishnaswamy
VP, Professional Services

Automation Anywhere
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Dr. Aloknath De
Corporate Vice President

Samsung Electronics
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Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya
Chief Data Scientist

Airtel
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Sanjeev Tyagi
VP & Head of Global AI Accelerator & Ericsson R&D Bangalore

Ericsson India Pvt ltd
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Prasad Vemuri
Senior Executive Vice President

Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd
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Vamsee Tirukkala
Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Zinnov

AMBITION TRACK
Venue : Ground Floor - Poinsettia 1 & 2

02:00 PM - 02:40 PM

Panel : Digital Hustle - Orchestrating Platform Architecture

The success of platform companies is influencing leaders from Fortune 500 companies to leverage microservices. Microservices architectures can play a key role in enabling digital transformation, especially for organizations seeking to modernize legacy applications and codebases. Organizations wanting to replicate microservices' success at Amazon and Google are trying to figure out how they can take advantage of the microservices opportunity, how to start, and how to make the impact last.

This panel will address the technological, methodological, organizational, and cultural aspects of microservices.

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Sanjeev Barnwal
CTO

Meesho
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Padmanabhan Venkatesan
Global Head of Engineering, Hi-Tech vertical

HARMAN Connected Services
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Shashank Murali
Co-founder & CEO

TapChief
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Dileep Mangsuli
CTO - India, HTC

GE Healthcare

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM

Panel : Loyalty Effect - Operationalizing Effortless Customer Experience

Several technological and economic shifts are increasingly driving focus on customer experience, which has resulted in evolving customer expectations as well as increased complexity of business operations. Companies are focusing on customer experience for competitive advantage in a world of technology disruptions and hyper competition. In fact, consumers want exceptional, empathetic, and effortless experiences everywhere. Though companies have a key focus on strategies to drive customer experience, the difficulty is in translating the strategy into real business operations.

How do you transition from a traditional, siloed approach to customer experience into one that is data-driven and focused on digital customer care? How can you both improve and operationalize the customer experience? What are the key challenges? How can those key challenges be overcome? These are some of the key discussion points that will be touched upon in this session.

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Karthikeyan Natarajan
Global Head - Engineering, IOT and Enterprise Mobility

Tech Mahindra
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Munish Kanchan
Vice President-Engineering, Noida Site Leader

Pitney Bowes Software India Pvt. Ltd.
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Snigdha Ghosh Ray
Head, Billing Portfolio (Product & Technology)

PayPal
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Vijay Khandelwal
Head of Customer Services Unit – APAC Division

Amdocs Ltd
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Menaka Menon
Chief Strategy Officer

Pensaar Design
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Nilesh Thakker
Partner & Head of US Operations

Zinnov

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM

Panel : Responsible AI - Keeping human bias out of AI

Over the years, Artificial Intelligence has matured at an unprecedented pace as an incredibly powerful technology with seemingly limitless applications. Combining human creativity and ingenuity with the scalability of machine learning is advancing our knowledge base and understanding at a remarkable pace. But concerns about possible misuse of the technology are on the rise. Unfortunately, human bias exists in machine learning from the creation of an algorithm to the interpretation of data to the insights that are derived from them.

Responsible AI helps guard against the use of biased data and/or algorithms, ensures that automated decisions are justified and explainable, and helps maintain user trust and individual privacy. How can organizations ensure that AI solutions are designed to operate responsibly? How can organizations employ AI to act in a manner that is compliant with stakeholder expectations and applicable laws? This riveting panel will address these questions while focusing on how companies can start creating more ethical algorithms and make AI more ethical.

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Amit Sharma
Director - Data Science

Ericsson
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Dr. Krishnendu Chaudhury
Co-Founder & CTO

Drishti Technologies
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Sam Gulve
Managing Director

EFI
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Geetha Manjunath
CEO and Co-founder

Niramai Health Analytix
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Rajat Kohli
Associate Director

Zinnov

READINESS TRACK
Venue : First Floor - Heliconia 1 & 2

02:00 PM - 02:40 PM

Panel : Reskilling for Relevance - What to learn and unlearn

Technological innovation is moving at a faster rate than anyone ever imagined. Disruptive technologies are creating brand new jobs and roles, new business models, and new markets. In the era of rapid technological change and ever-evolving skills, it is imperative for enterprises to train employees for jobs that don’t exist yet. The need to provide tools to constantly reskill workers for new, emerging roles is not just a necessity but an imperative to stay relevant.

This panel will discuss how enterprises can nurture a growth mindset in their employees, leverage digital technologies for reskilling, and bring in a mindset for employees to understand emerging technologies and the potential new opportunities therein, for the enterprises.

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Sudeep Ralhan
HR Head

Walmart Labs India
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Amrita Madiah
Director Talent Development

Adobe India
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Sruthi Kannan
Program Head - Cisco LaunchPad

Cisco
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Shalaka Tambe
Corporate & Millennial Coach

Evoke Consultancy
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Utkarsh Rai
Leadership Coach & Consultant

Former MD of Infinera India and China & Author of many popular books

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM

Panel : Strategic Linchpins - Mid Managers to Thought Leaders

Middle management is playing an important role in an enterprise by translating organizational strategy into operational goals and championing initiatives of top managers. Middle managers are facing challenges of increasing expectations of their involvement in organizational processes while their added value is simultaneously being called into question. How can middle managers transform themselves into thought leaders who don’t just translate top managers’ goals and initiatives, but redefine their roles to stay motivated and drive change at their level?

This panel will discuss new technologies, best practices, and business models that will reshape the role of middle managers across industries, how to redefine the roles and keep the middle management motivated, and the initiatives to transform middle management into thought leaders to drive change and not just follow senior management.

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Shashank Bhushan
Head of India & VP-HR

BMC Software India Pvt. Ltd.
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Vinita Gera
Senior Director and General Manager,India COE

Dell Technologies
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Rency Mathew
Senior Director Human Resources

Scientific Games India Pvt. Ltd.
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Sunil Panjwani
Senior Director, Software Development Automation and Analytics

Cisco DNA-Center
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Sukanya Roy
Associate Director

Zinnov

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM

Panel : Breaking Groupthink - Why We Need More Rebels At Work

In today's mercurial business world, expertise and "solutions" have a short shelf life. The cycle of learning, acting, and adapting needs to be turned from low to high for our organizations to evolve and for us to grow as people.

As the world becomes more uncertain, our problems are becoming more complex as well. The rebel, undaunted by novel situations and ideas, adapts to change as a matter of course with genuine spirit, driving positive change. To be a rebel does not mean to be an outcast or a troublemaker; in fact, an effective rebel is someone who breaks rules in ways that are positive and productive. Rebels inspire and teach through action, and organizations have much to gain by rewarding the example that these rebels set. Hence, encouraging the right kind of rule-breaking is what today's leaders need to foster to help their organizations adapt.

This eminent panel of champions will discuss the need to have more rebels at work and how to nurture and encourage existing rebels.

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Dr. Grace Samson
Head Of HR

Informatica India
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Sahana Shetty
HR Leader - Technology

ANZ Technology
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Rohit Kaila
Vice President, Customer Technology

Walmart Labs
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Almitra Karnik
Head of Marketing

CleverTap
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Tathagat Varma
Country Manager

Nerdwallet

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Tea Break & Networking

04:15 PM

Day 1 Closure

06:00 PM Onwards

Zinnov Awards (By Invite Only)

KEYNOTE TRACK
Venue : Convention Main Hall

07:00 AM ONWARDS

Registration

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Welcome note

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Sukanya Roy
Associate Director

Zinnov
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Vimal Menon
Associate Director

Zinnov

09:10 AM - 09:30 AM

Zinnov Keynote : Blitzscaling Talent Strategies for A Never Normal Economy

In a Never Normal economic conditions, companies are facing unprecedented technology and business model disruptions. The labor market dynamics are dramatically shifting and have gone through significant changes in the last decade. The labor market has to contend with multiple trends including Job Automation, migration patterns, Jobs redefinition and several other complex trends. In such an environment, companies have to plan and implement unique strategies to talent up across critical enterprise functions. In this key note, we will present interesting labor market trends and some unique strategies companies have successfully adapted with withstand disruption.

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Vijay Swaminathan
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Zinnov

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM

Keynote Talk : Platform Intelligence - Powering Business Acceleration in the Digital Age
Today, most successful companies in the world are based on platform business models. Many companies have now realized the importance and advantages of transforming their business models into platform-based models. A product platform business strategy can be powerful, particularly in times of increasing pressure to find new growth avenues.

In this keynote talk, an experienced senior leader will share how to outline the digital roadmap, chart the organizational change strategy, and address the impending challenges for enterprises to transform into a digital platform enterprise.
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Amit Phadnis
Chief Digital Officer, GE Corporate Officer

GE Healthcare

09:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Fireside chat : Cloudscaling – Breaking Antipatterns for Growth

The future of services development and delivery will be powered by deep tech such as AI/ML, AR/VR, advanced interfaces, blockchain, etc. Increasingly, there is a need for seamless end-to-end services, where organizations need respond to unpredictability and to also anticipate the future. How will the current state of cloud architecture need to evolve, in order to make this possible? What are some of the cloud antipatterns to be avoided to ensure scale across the entire ecosystem for possibilities that are here and now, and some that are more futuristic? This interesting fireside chat has two industry veterans discussing all these and much more.

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Sarv Saravanan
SVP & GM India CoE

Dell Technologies
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Michel Paulin
CEO

OVHcloud

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Keynote Talk : You are the CEO. What’s next?

Sitting on that executive chair, staring out of the glass window of that corner office, how often do you think leaders have second thoughts about the impact they have made on the world, the legacy they are leaving behind? Have they brought any significant change that translated into an individual’s life for good? Have their actions traversed beyond the corporate world?

Attend this thought-provoking keynote talk by Dr. Anand Deshpande and get insights into his moment of epiphany, his journey, and his vision.

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Dr. Anand Deshpande
Chairman and Managing Director

Persistent

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Keynote Talk : Fast and Furious - The Race to Connected and Autonomous Driving

We live in an age where technologies like AI/ML and computer vision are advancing at an unprecedented pace and autonomous cars are no longer a surreal theory. This means that those long traffic congestions that your GPS indicates almost every day, might become a thing of the past. Cars will be able to communicate with each other and share traffic information thereby enabling free-flowing traffic.

This session will have an expert discussing the technologies that enable a seamlessly integrated and automated transport system, marking the end of frantic honking, stressful congestions, and most importantly, accidents.

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Sumit Chauhan
Senior Vice President & General Manager

HARMAN Connected Services

10:55 AM - 11:45 AM

Tea Break & Networking

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM

Keynote Talk : Reimagining Money

When money was created, our planet had just two million people. Human society has evolved since then, and undergone rapid technological progress, with exponential changes happening in just the last couple of decades. There has been a tremendous transformation in the way we earn, consume, buy, sell and pay for goods and services. As a result, our perception of money, and of its value, is also undergoing a radical change.

Today, there are over seven billion people, 1.7 billion of whom lack access to formal financial services and billions more for whom the traditional financial system simply does not work. With rising economic challenges, coupled with the legal and political systems struggling to keep up with technology, we are at a crossroads. We need to now fundamentally rethink our current economic systems, the fin-tech landscape, and perhaps even our social contracts, in order to build trust again in the monetary system.

Simply put, we need to reimagine new money.

This session will focus on the fundamental drivers of monetary change, potential impacts, and how individuals and businesses can embrace the radical future of money and make the world a better place for all of us.

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Guru Bhat
Vice President and General Manager, India

PayPal

12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

Keynote Talk : Breaking rules while breaking ground

There is no greater challenge for a leader than breaking new ground. Whether it's in Engineering decisions, starting or acquiring new businesses, developing new partnerships or tackling new markets, the combination of high uncertainty and unknown returns all make for an intense mix.

Old school methods and following the rules, especially in the era of digital disruption, may no longer be the mantra for success. Can breaking the rules make you a better leader? Should a leader encourage rebels who will break rules to explore new ideas and create positive change? What is the opportunity cost of breaking groupthink? How does one balance new and audacious ideas with the organizations larger goal/purpose? These are just some of the questions that will be explored during this session.

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Louis Selincourt
SVP of Global Development Center Operations

Sabre

12:25 PM - 01:05 PM

Keynote Panel : Growth Hacking - Inculcating A Growth Instinct

In the digital era, enterprises are focusing on strategies that will enable scalable growth. In most cases, enterprises would consider replicating their competitor’s strategy or rely on the tried and tested mantra as the safest bet to augment growth. However, with the unprecedented scale of digital disruptions happening, such old strategies become irrelevant and turn into a recipe for failure.

In this enthralling panel discussion, experienced leaders will share their experiences on how they enabled the growth story for their companies and the multi-focus growth approach that companies need to consider to be successful in the digital age.

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Dipesh Amritlal Shah
Managing Director

Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore
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Rajesh Nambiar
Chairman & President

Ciena India Pvt. Ltd.
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Megha Vishwanath
Assistant Editor

CNBC-TV18
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Bhaskar Appacudal
Managing Director - APAC CoE

Vista Consulting Group
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Amit Chaudhary
Co-Founder

Lenskart

01:05 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Z Talks : AGENTS OF CHANGE: BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Breaking boundaries could either be literally or figuratively, and we are most definitely talking about the latter in this series of compelling talks. This set of high impact talks features individuals who have chosen to live life on their own terms, breaking barriers and boundaries set by either the society, the corporate world, their family, or even their appearance. These resourceful and enterprising individuals set out to draw their own boundaries, and have succeeded in leaving a significant mark on this world, for the better. All three featured speakers are distinguished in their own right, and are here to share their experiences, insights, learnings, and the X factor in their life that brought them to this point in their lives. Gear up for an exciting set of talks that will leave you enthralled at the least, and inspired at the most!

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A.K.N.S.Nidhi Mayurika
Student
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Sidhant Rastogi
Partner & Practice Head

Zinnov

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Z Talks : AGENTS OF CHANGE: BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Breaking boundaries could either be literally or figuratively, and we are most definitely talking about the latter in this series of compelling talks. This set of high impact talks features individuals who have chosen to live life on their own terms, breaking barriers and boundaries set by either the society, the corporate world, their family, or even their appearance. These resourceful and enterprising individuals set out to draw their own boundaries, and have succeeded in leaving a significant mark on this world, for the better. All three featured speakers are distinguished in their own right, and are here to share their experiences, insights, learnings, and the X factor in their life that brought them to this point in their lives. Gear up for an exciting set of talks that will leave you enthralled at the least, and inspired at the most!

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Dr. Vishal Rao U S
Chief, Dept of Head Neck Surgical Oncology

HCG Cancer Centre Bangalore

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Fireside Chat : Can India Become the Unicorn Capital of the World?

2018 was the year of the unicorns. With more than 10 Indian start-ups entering the prestigious $1Bn valuation club last year, India is making its mark as a hub for large successful start-up ventures.

What are the pull factors that enable India’s journey to become the unicorn capital of the world? Is India’s huge demographic dividend favoring the breakneck speed at which Unicorns grow and expand? Is India’s digital infrastructure enabling rapid value creation? This fireside chat will bring in a multifaceted analysis by why India has tremendous potential to become the Unicorn capital of the world.

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Sharad Sharma
Co-founder

iSPIRT Foundation
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Sanjay Jain
Chief Innovation Officer & Partner at Bharat Innovation Fund

CIIE Initiatives

03:30 PM - 04:10 PM

Keynote Panel : Cracking the Collaboration Conundrum - Building an Outward Mindset

In the digital economy, companies must interweave business processes, not just internally, but also externally with partners and customers. In the increasingly interconnected world, the ecosystem is playing a key role in bringing businesses, customers, and partners together to drive business growth. It is no secret that businesses that can leverage these emerging digital ecosystems will thrive.

This panel will discuss the key role that a company can play in an ecosystem, how to build and grow collaboration within the ecosystem, and how to future-proof the ecosystem as a whole.

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Srinivasa Chaitanya Mudunuri
Head of Innovation

ZEEL
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Chandramouliswaran V
Sr. Director, Global Data Governance and Regulatory Technology and Center Head

PayPal
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Mabel Annie Chacko
Co-founder & COO

Open Financial Technologies Pvt Ltd
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Balakrishnan Anantharaman
Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for India

Nutanix
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Ravi Narayan
CEO

T-Hub

ACCELERATION TRACK
Venue : First Floor - Poinsettia 1 & 2

02:00 PM - 02:40 PM

Panel : Innovation Vortexes - Global CoEs at the Core

As disruptive technologies continue to challenge the traditional value paradigm, companies are grappling with the technology and cultural changes needed to make the platform strategy count. One method that has helped companies harness the potential of innovation are Centers of Excellence (CoEs). Within the guardrails of CoEs, companies can validate the interplay of data, technology, scale, and risk, and make their companies grow.

This panel will have senior leaders share their perspectives on the necessary locus of control, network effects amplification, holistic digital adoption, and intelligent risk absorption to make a CoE-led innovation strategy truly count.

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Girish Kamath
Vice President and MD

Scientific Games India
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Alexander Klotz
VP, Head of Technical Center India

Continental Automotive Components India Pvt Ltd
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Mohit Kapoor
Global head – Technology Capability Optimization

DBS Asia Hub Hyderabad
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Fritz Hesse
Chief Technology Officer

Bazaarvoice
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Amita Goyal
Engagement Manager

Zinnov

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM

Panel : The new (ab)normal: Protecting against severe digital threats

As data, and more broadly, digital infrastructure evolves from a competitive advantage to a business essential, it is imperative and inevitable to invest in systems to protect it. But from whom exactly are we protecting our organizations? Breaches today are not only a result of targeted attacks from malicious hackers or rogue nations but even poorly designed IT policies, and their consequences are much more severe including customer attrition, financial penalties, and noncompliance with regulations such as GDPR.

This panel discussion will focus on addressing the challenges of protecting private data, a strategic approach to GDPR compliance, strategies for future-proofing enterprises against evolving cyber-attacks and breaches, and designing systems, policies and strategies to address the key aspects of data privacy and digital protection.

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Ajeya Motaganahalli
Sr. Director – Strategy, Business Operations & Engineering Programs
Leader - NetApp Startup Accelerator

NetApp India Pvt. Ltd
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Ajay Goel
Managing Partner

Crestlight Venture Productions LLC
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Dr. Vishwas Lakkundi
Principal Architect

Smarten Spaces
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Abhishek Srivastava
Director

Endiya Partners
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Amol Kulkarni
Sr. Security Architect & Head of Engineering, Blockchain Program Office

Intel India

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM

Panel : Get SMART - Unleashing the 'TRUE' value of IoT

It has been a long-standing belief that IoT technologies will change our world. Most enterprises today are implementing IoT solutions with the intent of gaining competitive advantage in terms of customer experience or enhancing efficiency of operations through initiatives that are sometimes ad-hoc in nature. However, enterprises need to deploy IoT in a phased manner, starting with high impact IoT applications, focusing on an evolving approach to make sure that they are able to derive ROI, and being aware of common pitfalls to avoid any roadblocks that could emerge.

This panel aims to help companies in identifying IoT use cases that need to be prioritized, charting out a roadmap for their IoT programs with a holistic strategy to ensure achievement of business outcomes, and recognizing challenges that they may encounter and how those can be mitigated.

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Sunil Venugopalan
Director Engineering

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT)
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Joy R Cheruvathoor
Business Head and Co-Founder

GenRev Global
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Geetha Adinarayan
Chief Architect, IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights

IBM
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Vaibhav Gupta
Engagement Manager

Zinnov

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Tea Break & Networking

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM

Evening Keynote by Viswanathan Anand - Indian Chess Grandmaster

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Viswanathan Anand​
Indian Chess Grandmaster & Former World Chess Champion

04:45 PM

Closure
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DAY 1 - 18th JULY THURSDAY

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Building a Platform Mindset     Venue : First Floor - HELICONIA 1

Hear from an experienced engineering and business leader on accelerating business transformation for your organization and how to make the shift from product to platforms. In today’s world, every company needs to think like a software company—every company is a platform company. Learn how to build world-class teams and achieve lasting change.

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Amit Phadnis
Chief Digital Officer, GE Corporate Officer

GE Healthcare

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

From Bit-scale to Blitzscale using AI     Venue : First Floor - HELICONIA 2

Recent years have witnessed tremendous growth in Artificial Intelligence-based applications and technology use cases. From self-driving cars to voice assistants, from recommending stocks to traders to tagging names on photos on social media, AI is being leveraged to derive value out of data at an unprecedented scale and accuracy. While AI is grabbing headlines, the state of the art of AI in the literature is demonstrated on “clean” data. But such clean data rarely exists in industry. Substantial amount of time and effort is needed to get the data in the correct order to perform any analysis on it.

This session will focus on some of the challenges faced in deploying ML and automation solutions in the Financial Services industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Brief overview of AI in Financial services
  • Challenges that stakeholders face in deploying automation
  • An academician’s perspective of AI in the industry

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Prabhakar Akella
Data Scientist

Broadridge

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Digitally Fit, Intelligence Ready - The Defining Factors To Scale     Venue : First Floor - HIBISCUS 1

The quote, “What got you here won’t get you there,” by famed author and coach, Marshall Goldsmith, outlines the shortcomings that organizations are facing in today’s increasingly disruptive world. Previously adopted strategies and tactics by organizations in their journey to achieve scale are proving to be unsuccessful in the digital era. Today, technologies related to Connectivity, Data, and Intelligence are coming to the forefront as defining factors for organizations to achieve scale and fast-paced growth.

This masterclass will address these defining factors which add value to an organization in the early stages of discerning product-market fit, or at a more mature stage when enterprises are scrambling for market dominance. The discussion will cover:

  • Impact on product design and development in the age of Blitzscaling
  • Case studies showcasing customer journey in areas such as connectivity and data science (including telemetry), analytics (including capability enhancements via AI and ML) etc.
  • Deriving growth through defined processes and practices to build a digitally connected system
Key Takeaways:
  • Achieving blitzscale through Connectivity, Data, and Intelligence
  • Customer journey and associated value movement
  • Building blocks of a digitally fit and data-ready product

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Arup Banerjee
Senior Vice President – Europe, APAC & IMEA Business

Mindteck
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Sanjeev Kathpalia
CEO and Managing Director

Mindteck

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

A leader’s guide to a Microservices Paradigm     Venue : First Floor - HIBISCUS 1

Microservices is one of the trending topics in engineering space, and tech giants like Amazon, Google, Netflix, Uber have adopted the concept of Microservices in their organizations. Now, multiple traditional organizations are latching on to this concept to enhance their speed and agility. Should your organization consider switching from a monolithic to a Microservices architecture?

This session is aimed at offering insights to decision makers and influencers to objectively assess if their organization should move to a Microservices architecture or not. It throws light on various obvious and less explored hidden business aspects that need to be factored in to decide if Microservices is the ‘make or break’ factor for any business. The session helps in calculating the long term ROI of a Microservices migration and its possible pitfalls.

Key Takeaways:

  • Decision Framework for Microservices Migration
  • Long term ROI of Microservices architecture
  • Steps for Microservices adoption
  • Assessing organizational readiness
  • Case studies / Examples

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Jothi Rengarajan
Principal Architect

Aspire Systems India Private Limited

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

Intelligent RPA: Scaling Enterprise Productivity with Digital Workers     Venue : First Floor - HIBISCUS 2

RPA is fast scaling as an enterprise wide technology and over 5000 large enterprises have already committed investments in this area. The confluence of cognitive technologies & RPA is creating massive new opportunities for enterprises to reap automation related benefits. This masterclass is aimed at providing an in-depth view of such use cases, key best practices and enterprise readiness for RPA adoption. Come and learn from the experts on how are digital workers (aka software robots) enhancing the enterprise productivity, how to think about this technology holistically and how to take that first step that matters the most.

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Praveen Bhadada
Partner & Global Head - Digital Transformation

Zinnov

DAY 2 - 19th JULY FRIDAY

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Collaboration Next: Moving beyond PoCs to Deployments     Venue : First Floor - HELICONIA 1
In 2018 we have witnessed an increase in number of corporates engaging with start-ups. This has led to a definite increase in the number of PoCs being initiated. However, success rate in terms of deployments, integrations or revenue realization via alliances/partnerships is low. This invariably puts a stress on program budgets and teams.

Key Takeaways:
  • Why do most PoCs fail to be deployment or integrated?
  • Why do most joint go-to-market or alliance partnerships yield insignificant revenue?
  • How can odds of success be improved?
  • What are potential pitfalls one should be aware of?
  • What are possible best practices?
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Ravi Narayan
CEO

T-Hub
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Madhurima Agarwal
Sr. Manager

NetApp

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Blitzscaling talent in the evolving GCC ecosystem     Venue : First Floor - HELICONIA 2

With a rapidly growing ecosystem, every GCC needs to upskill and upscale their talent pool. Digitalizing the HR function has been the trend in the recent past that most GCCs have deployed in order to manage scale. An oxymoron in itself, does that take the human out of human resources? Maybe the right formula is a mix of both human as well as a healthy dose of digital. However, there are various other strategies and measures that can shift the mindsets of organizations from counting heads to making heads count.

This masterclass will discuss ‘the evolving talent strategy in the ever-growing GCC ecosystem,’ how blitzscaling talent is no more just an option for a GCC, but imperative to manage scale and accelerate growth. It will also discuss the key challenges faced by most organizations in their growth journey and how automation in HR can accelerate growth.

The discussion will cover:

  • Talent strategies to manage scale
  • Digitalization of talent – what works and what doesn’t
  • How workplace environments are changing
  • Co-working spaces and other trends that are catching on
  • Skill availability and development maturity of workforce
  • Enhancing employee experience by fostering an inclusive and enabling workplace culture

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Shalini Nair Kumar
Senior Director - HR, Communications & Branding and Facilities

Amadeus
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Jonas Prasanna
International HR Business Partner

Boeing
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Somnath Baishya
Director and Head HR - Global Development Centres

Intuit
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Sunil Menon
HR Director

SAP

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Customer Centricity - Just another catchphrase, or is there more to it?     Venue : First Floor - HIBISCUS 1

Ever wonder if Customer Centricity really has a telling impact on the organization? Find that answer and many others during this masterclass.

The session is designed to be a quick overview of the various goals that Customer Centricity can help fulfil, to deliver an understanding of what it entails as a process and to gauge the impact it can have on an organization.

It will allow you to assess for yourself how customer-focused your company is and give you a broad framework on how you might set yourself up for success.

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Menaka Menon
Chief Strategy Officer

Pensaar Design
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Kavitha Appaya
Design Researcher & Communications Lead

Pensaar Design

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

“Can’t be Evil” – Building the Decentralized Web     Venue : First Floor - HELICONIA 1

The Internet was intended to be a global network that enabled communications, commerce, and engagement sans geographical boundaries. After initially fulfilling that promise, we are now seeing an Internet that is increasingly facing censorship, traffic snooping, and prone to disruption due to failure of services controlled by a small set of organizations/governments. Further, the dream of the digital web is riddled with data breaches and data misuse. The advent of decentralization technologies has brought the promise of re-architecting the Web from ground up to be resilient against such threats, and the one that puts the users in control of the privacy and security of their data.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is driving the decentralized revolution?
  • How is the decentralized Internet and Web evolving from ground up and what the future looks like?
  • What are the building blocks that will shape this decentralized future?

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Dr. Pandurang Kamat
Chief Technologist & Associate CTO

Persistent Systems

DAY 1 - 18th JULY THURSDAY

ER&D: India and Global

10.30 AM - 10.50 AM

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT TRENDS

11.00 AM - 11.20 AM

NAVIGATING THE ER&D LANDSCAPE

11.30 AM - 11.50 AM

GCCs: DRIVING VALUE FROM INDIA

12.00 PM - 12.20 PM

LOOKING WITHIN: CENTER VITALITY FRAMEWORK

01.00 PM - 01.20 PM

WEAVING INNOVATION INTO YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL FABRIC

Defining Charters for Excellence

01.30 PM - 01.50 PM

CLOUD ISV: BUILDING BLOCKS OF A DIGITAL FUTURE

02.00 PM - 02.20 PM

THE FUTURE OF LARGE INDIAN ENTERPRISES

02.30 PM - 02.50 PM

ROLES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE FROM A WEF (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM) LENS

03.00 PM - 03.20 PM

PUTTING THE INTELLIGENT IN AUTOMATION

03.30 PM - 03.50 PM

NEW-AGE IOT USE CASES AND OPPORTUNITIES

DAY 2 - 19th JULY FRIDAY

Leveraging the Ecosystem for Value

10.30 AM - 10.50 AM

THE SOFTWARE/INTERNET LANDSCAPE

11.00 AM - 11.20 AM

WHAT'S TRENDING IN THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

11.30 AM - 11.50 AM

IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE: BUILDING A COE IN INDIA

12.00 PM - 12.20 PM

INDIAN SMBs: THE GROWTH STORY

12.30 PM - 12.50 PM

INDIA: THE LAND OF START-UPS

01.00 PM - 01.20 PM

AEROSPACE & AUTOMOTIVE: BRING YOUR 'A' GAME

01.30 PM - 01.50 PM

TELECOMMUNICATION MEDIA TECHNOLOGY - WHAT'S HOT?

Building Future Ready Mindsets

02.00 PM - 02.20 PM

OPERATIONS COST BENCHMARK: BASELINING VALUE IN INDIA GCCs

02.30 PM - 02.50 PM

HOW TO BECOME AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

03.00 PM - 03.20 PM

RETHINKING THE L&D APPROACH TO RESKILLING

03.30 PM - 03.50 PM

WHAT IS AN IDEAL COUNTRY MANAGER'S PERSONA?