Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

09:00 - 09:10

WELCOME NOTE

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Nilesh Thakker
Partner & Head of US Operations

Zinnov

09:10 - 09:35

ZINNOV KEYNOTE: PLATFORM X: POWERING BUSINESS ACCELERATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Digital Transformation has become a critical requirement for all businesses. Enterprises of all scales are under immense competitive pressure to change to compete in a global dynamic market place, to cater to overwhelming customer expectations.

Today’s most successful companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook are platform-powered businesses. These companies have combined digital technologies and platform business models to connect both producers and sellers on a single platform. Firms that understand the importance of this are transforming their business models so that they become digitally enabled orchestrators of ecosystems rather than mere manufacturers or distributors.

The keynote will explore how to unlock a platform enterprise business’ potential by redefining value proposition, competitive positioning, talent, technology, and operating model for the platform economy.

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Pari Natarajan
CEO & Co-founder

Zinnov

09:35 - 10:00

KEYNOTE TALK: TRAVERSING FROM PRODUCTS TO PLATFORMS

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 a platform-based models. A product platform business strategy can be powerful, particularly in times of increasing pressure to find new growth avenues.

In this session, an experienced senior leader will share how to outline the digital roadmap, charting the organizational change strategy, and the impending challenges for enterprises to transform into a digital platform enterprise.

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Amit Phadnis
Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

GE Healthcare, GE Corporate Officer

10:00 - 10:25

KEYNOTE TALK: BUILDING THE NEW BLUEPRINT - MICROSERVICES 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, Google are trying to figure out how they can take advantage of the microservice opportunity, how to start, and how to make the impact last.

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

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Ramadurai Ramalingam
Managing Director, Product Engineering Head

Accenture

10:25 - 11:00

Tea Break & Networking

11:00 - 11:40

KEYNOTE PANEL: BUILDING AND TAPPING INTO THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

Today, success demands business leaders to understand how platform-based ecosystems are reshaping traditional organization hierarchies and generating new value. Digital ecosystem helps businesses build connections between people, departments, organizations, partners, adjacent industries – and even the competition.

In this session, we put together the big picture of the digital ecosystem and discuss the key areas of collaboration, strategic partnership, business models, creating mutual value, and new customer experiences.

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Bobby Soni
Chief Solutions and Services Officer

Hitachi Vantara
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Ravi Asrani
Senior Vice President

PTC
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Siddhartha Agarwal
Group vice president, Product management and strategy

Oracle
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Susheela Vasan
Head of Strategy

Gigster
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Praveen Bhadada
Partner & Practice Head

Zinnov

11:40 - 12:20

KEYNOTE PANEL: REDEFINING THE WORKFORCE IN A PLATFORM WORLD

Scaling teams is one of the most important factors for a platform model-based enterprise. Today’s fast-growing engineering teams present multiple challenges. Adding more people to the team means the old ways of doing things don’t work anymore; processes and patterns begin to deteriorate. Key challenges for enterprises to focus are hiring, culture, values, organization structure, people management, and communication to manage its scaling teams.

This session will address these key challenges that organization face as they grow in the platform economy and discuss the practical approaches for anticipating and managing them.

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Raghu Raghuram
Chief Operating Officer,Products and Cloud Services

VMware
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Louis Selincourt
SVP of Global Development Center Operations

Sabre
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Sunder Sarangan
CMO

Persistent Systems
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Vamsee Tirukkala
Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer - Platforms

Zinnov

12:20 - 13:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: HOW BUILDING COEs HELPS ACCELERATE PLATFORMIZATION

As platforms continue to challenge the traditional value paradigm, companies are grappling with the technology and cultural changes needed to make a platform strategy count. One method that has helped companies harness the potential of platforms 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 session 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 platform strategy truly count.

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Sachin Desai
Global VP and Head of AI Accelerator

Ericsson
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Vijay Anand
Senior Vice President

Intuit
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Anita Ganti
Senior Vice-President and Global Head – Product Engineering, Industrial & Engineering Services Group

Wipro Limited

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH & NETWORKING

14:00 - 14:40

PANEL: HOW AI IS EMPOWERING PLATFORM BUSINESS MODELS

The rapid emergence and evolution of new technologies mean that new revenue opportunities will emerge at an unprecedented rate. AI technology is poised to transform business solutions across a wide variety of sectors. The business models of the new digital future are going to be closely linked to artificial intelligence, industrialization, and commoditization of cognition.

The session will focus on how enterprises should prepare for a future focused on immersion of AI, creating value around it, and leveraging it for their benefit.

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Pedro Alves
CEO & Founder

Ople
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Biren Fondekar
VP Engineering for Cloud Infrastructure BU

Netapp
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Ruchi Goyal
Managing Director – Technology, Product, & Delivery

Accenture Technologies
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Jason Pohl
Director Field Engineering

Databricks
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Sidhant Rastogi
Partner & Practice Head

Zinnov

14:40 - 15:20

PANEL: COEXISTENCE OF PLATFORMS, DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Many of today’s successful digital ventures are considered to take the form of a digital ecosystem where companies and consumers coexist. These new areas have introduced a myriad of highly sensitive information sources; information that must be processed and often stored for an indefinite and sometimes infinite period of time in order to be able to digitalize these areas. With increasing demands from data consumers and the need to comply with privacy regulations, security and privacy have become a critical challenge for enterprises.

This session will discuss how to address this challenge and the solutions that the enterprises need in order to ensure data security, privacy, and compliance consistently across the enterprise.

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Vittorio Viarango
VP, Marketing Cloud Security Business Unit

McAfee
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Sajjad Hussain Khazipura
Chief Architect & Practice Leader for Cloud, Data and AI Industrial and Engineering Services Group

Wipro Limited
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Bala Sathiamurthy
Head of Security and Technical operations

NerdWallet
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Nischay Mittal
Engagement Manager

Zinnov

15:20

EVENT CLOSURE

11:00 - 12:00

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION MAKING WAY FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Automation has been around for a while now. From Henry Ford, who automated the process of the assembly line to the latest developments of using robots and bots for automating repetitive tasks, the adoption of automation has eventually increased to make people work smarter and not harder. However, the automation renaissance is flourishing because of digitization, the explosion of data, and the transformative impact that new technologies such as RPA and AI have on the enterprise. This masterclass will address how intelligent automation is driving organizations to accelerate digital transformation to meet business demands and stay ahead of competitors. It will also highlight the key benefits and challenges in the implementation of automation. The discussion will cover:

  • Evolution of intelligent automation and its benefits
  • The current challenges organizations encounter in the implementation of automation
  • Best practices implemented by organizations to drive digital transformation through automation
  • Current state of automation across key verticals and its future potential

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Sanjeev Kathpalia
CEO and Managing Director

Mindteck

14:00 - 15:00

ENABLING THE ENTERPRISE OPERATING MODEL TO DRIVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital is disrupting all organizations. In essence, all organizations are transforming into a technology organization. In order to be digitally fit all companies (including the tech companies) need to follow a clearly articulated path with respect to translating the HR strategy and execution of workforce planning and programs to drive and manage the digital transformation. This master class will address the building blocks for establishing key initiatives and programs, including strategic workforce planning, to enhance and enable the business operating model undergoing a digital transformation. Our discussion will cover:

  • The challenges organizations encounter in the transformation
  • Best practices when it comes to executive buy in
  • Best practices to transform existing workforce into a new age workforce

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Susan Wong
AVP, Organization Effectiveness

AIG

To register for the masterclass , drop an email to prasanna@zinnov.com. Please note that there are limited seats for the session. Service providers ( other than sponsors ) cannot register for the masterclass.