Agenda 2019

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 - 09:30

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

09:30 - 09:50

KEYNOTE TALK: TRAVERSING FROM PRODUCTS TO PLATFORMS

Today most successful companies in the world are based on platform business models. Many companies have now understood the importance and advantages of transforming their business models into a platform. 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 from the digital roadmap, 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

09:50 - 10:15

FIRESIDE CHAT: METAMORPHOSING FROM A TRADITIONAL TO A DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

Tectonic shifts in customer expectations, identifying who the competition really is, data explosion, the momentum of technology and business models is compelling enterprises to transform rapidly. Today, enterprises are investing heavily on transformation and expecting immediate business impact. While speed is of the essence it has led to many enterprises facing failures as a function of their inexperience in understanding that underlying organizational and business drivers for a viable digital transformation.

This fireside chat, will have industry leaders from successful traditional business enterprises share how their organizations have traversed the journey to ‘Being Digital’. The session takes a closer look at the different facets of digital transformation and how traditional enterprises can effectively overcome the inherent challenges across the dimensions of people, process, technology and mindset.

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Suresh Venkatarayalu
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Safety and Productivity Solutions

Honeywell
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Vamsee Tirukkala
Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer - Platforms

Zinnov

10:15 - 10:35

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.

10:35 - 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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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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Sunder Sarangan
CMO

Persistent Systems
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Vijay Swaminathan
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Zinnov

12:20 - 13:00

KEYNOTE PANEL: 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 Centre of Excellences (COEs). Within the guardrails of a CoE companies are able to validate the interplay of data, technology, scaling, and risk and make their companies grow.

This session, will have senior leaders share their perspectives on the locus of control that is needed , network effects amplified, digital adopted holistically and risks absorbed intelligently to make a COE led platform strategy truly count.

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Shashank Singh
Partner

Apax Partners

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.

14:40 - 15:20

PANEL: CO-EXISTENCE OF PLATFORM, 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.

15:20

EVENT CLOSURE