09:15 – 09:35


09:40 – 09:45

Opening Remarks by ET Edge

09:50 – 10:05

Welcome Address: Re-imagine your business with a Cloud First approach
Kishore Durg, Senior Managing Director, Cloud First Global Services Lead, Technology Ventures & Acquisition Lead, Accenture

10:10 – 10:25

Keynote Address: Building resilience with Cloud and AI
Irina Ghose, Executive Director, Cloud Solutions, Microsoft India

10:30 – 10:50

Chief Guest: NITI Aayog’s Vision to Transform Public Services for Citizens and Bringing in Societal Challenges through Digital Innovation
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

10:55 – 11:10

Special Address: The Changing Digital Innovation System in India
Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre, Government of India

11:15 – 11:45

Fireside Chat: Leadership Approach – Implementing innovative digital strategies to overcome operational challenges, boosting productivity and minimising cost
Samson Khaou, Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Dassault Systemes
Phoram Mehta, APAC Chief InfoSec Officer, PayPal
Moderator: Anirban Ghoshal,

11:30 – 12:30

Focused Discussion: Building resilience with App Modernization
Ajit Singh Chawla, Senior Vice President and Global Head – Digital Business Unit, Birlasoft
Irina Ghose, Executive Director, Cloud Solutions, Microsoft India
Neeraj Chauhan, VP – Cloud and Infrastructure, PayU
Parna Ghosh, Vice President & Group CIO, ‎Uno Minda
Rohit Jain, CIO, Tavant
Sandeep Pandey, Head of Product, Edelweiss General Insurance, Edelweiss General Insurance
Shibashis Sen, Director CloudOps, Tally Solutions
Sourav Sinha, CIO, IndiGo Airlines
Moderator: Sharat Chandra, Emerging Tech Evangelist

11:50 – 12:35

Panel Discussion: Turning Data into Dollars!
Aparna Gupta, Executive Director, Customer Success, Microsoft
Byju Joseph, CTO, Future Generali India Life Insurance
Mayuresh Purandare, Head IT – Infrastructure & Security, Marico
Sanjay Mishra, Head IT – CIO, L&T Construction
Surya Narayan Singh, Dy. Chief – Technology Infrastructure, NPCI
Moderator: Sachin Arora – Partner and Head – Lighthouse (Analytics, AI & Big Data), KPMG in India

12:40 – 13:00

Spotlight Session:  Adopt cloud and build a responsible business
Kishore Durg, Senior Managing Director, Cloud First Global Services Lead, Technology Ventures & Acquisition Lead, Accenture
Pasha Ponomarev, Strategy Principal Director – Sustainable Technology and Green Cloud, Accenture
Moderator: Ashwani Mishra, Consulting Editor

13:05 – 13:15

Keynote Address: Digital Transformation in Financial Services
Richard Apostolik, President and CEO, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

13:20 – 13:50

Fireside Chat: Scaling up and Preparing for a Resilient Future
KRC Murty, Senior Vice President – Head of RTB (Information Technology), Kotak Mahindra Bank
Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India
Suresh Komirishetty, CIO, Mercedes-Benz India
Moderator: Biswajit Das – Director, KPMG in India

13:55 – 14:40

Panel Discussion: Cloud Computing – Empowering India’s SMBs to take the Next Big Leap!
Anand Thakur, Group CTO, Elara Technologies (, &
Nishant Sharma, CTO, Umbrella Infocare
Sandeep Jamdagni, Head of Information Technology, Ashiana Group
Venkat Krishnan V, CTO, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Dr. Sriram, CEO, DSCI’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Moderator: Sricharan Saripalli, Director, KPMG in India

14:45 – 15:00

Special Address: Taking the Technologies from Lab to Land – IT for Masses
Shri Abhishek Singh IAS, President & CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

15:05 -15:20

Special Address: Aspiring India – Technology Opportunity by 2025 – Transforming Workplace & Empowering People with Cloud
Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Education, Government of India

15:25 – 15:40

Special Address: Addressing Risk and Security in the Digital Transformation of Enterprises
Dr. Gulshan Rai, Former National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India, Prime Minister’s Office


Close of Conference