09:00 - 09:45 Registrations | Welcome | Networking | Experience Zone
09:30 - 09:50

World economics and cognitive progression

  Neil Sahota, United Nations AI Advisor | IBM Master Inventor | Professor – UC Irvine
09:50 - 10:10

Data Prowess in Defence

  Dr. Steven H. Walker, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
10:10 – 10:30 Unlocking Power of Data for Space Exploration
  Dr Chris A Mattmann, First Principal Scientist, Data Science, NASA JPL
10:30 – 10:45 Act, don’t react: How AI will change the way you work Rob Thomas, Sr. Vice President, Cloud & Data Platform, IBM
  Rob Thomas, Sr. VP, Cloud & Data Platform, IBM
10:45 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: Data’s Tryst with Cloud: Why Cloud is the Key for Data Initiatives?

As companies move beyond initial forays into the cloud, many are experiencing the advantages--and the challenges--of a multi-cloud environment. In fact, according to a recent Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, 85 percent of companies globally are already operating in a multi-cloud environment. By 2021, 96 percent plan to be using multiple clouds. But the migration is unlikely to be as simple as merely shifting a current architecture to a new location in the cloud. Each cloud vendor has its own architectural methods and ways of organizing data that are often incompatible with other clouds. If not accounted for in a well-designed strategy, a company may experience poor performance and higher-than-expected cost. At the root of the challenge is the nature of data and its rapid growth. When companies expand the number of services and applications they use, their data grows exponentially. But it isn’t the amount of data that is the real issue, but where it resides. And where it resides is often based on where it is collected and created. This session would throw light on synchronization of data and cloud.

Sham Kashikar, Global Head - Analytics & Data Management, Global Business Planning & Operations, Facebook
Aparna Gupta, Customer Success Lead, Microsoft
Sam Sahana, CDIO, Walgreen Boots
Vijay Sethi, CIO, Head HR& Head CSR, Hero MotoCorp
: Sachin Arora, Partner and Head – Lighthouse, KPMG

11:30 – 11:45 Proven and Modern Data Protection
  Ripu Bajwa, Director & GM - Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies
11:45 – 12:00 Fighting Pandemic with Data: Can we bypass future pandemics with the help of data?
  Prof. Carlo Ratti, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12:00 – 12:15 Addressing the Paradox of Public Cloud & Data Governance
  Arun C. Murthy, Chief Product Officer, Cloudera
12:15 – 12:30 Digital Infrastructure in the New Normal
  Paul Lewis, Global CTO, Hitachi Vantara
12:30 – 12:45 Driving Resilient Business Transformation with Cloud Analytics
  Sujit Shetty, Director, Customer Success - Azure, Microsoft India
12:45 – 13:00 Data Management in the New World
  Huzefa Motiwala, Sr. Director – Sales Engineering, Commvault India & SAARC
13:00 – 13:55 CxO Panel: AI, ML - The Secret Sauce of Effective Data Goals

Organizations recognize data is what fuels digital transformation and are looking for new ways to unlock the value of their data and accelerate their journey to AI. That is why 80% of them view AI as a strategic opportunity. Yet, only 19% of organizations understand the data required for AI. Successful organizations apply a prescriptive approach to climbing the ladder to AI, based on a unified architecture that delivers everything they need for enterprise AI, on any cloud. In this session, listen to some views on climbing the ladder to AI and hear how some of our worldwide clients’ approach to managing the full lifecycle of AI, and the essential lessons learned on their journey to drive smarter decisions throughout the organizations.

James Bell, Head – AI & ML, Dow Jones
Santhoji Katare, Global Data Insight and Analytics, Ford Motor Co.
Ashok Krishnan, CDO & CX Director, AXA General Insurance HK
Thomas Bode, Global Head of Data & Analytics, Swarovski
Arunima Sarkar, Lead - AI, Centre for 4th Industrial Revolution, India, World Economic Forum
Malcolm Whitehouse, CIO, Manchester University
Narendra Sonawane, VP & Head - IS, Infosys
Stephen Chen, Director, ML, Royal Bank of Canada
Moderated by
: Sachin Arora, Partner & Head - Lighthouse, KPMG

13:55 – 14:10 GitHub Arctic Code Vault
  Thomas Dohmke, Vice President - Strategic Programs, GitHub
14:10 – 14:30 Fireside Chat: How to unlock the business value of your Data Capital - Will Covid-19 crisis accelerate the Singularity timeline?
  Manish Gupta, Sr. Director & GM - Datacenter & Compute solutions, Dell
Arunima Sarkar, Lead - AI, Centre for 4th Industrial Revolution, India, World Economic Forum
14:30 – 14:45 Integrated Planning with Planning Analytics
  Sanjay, Singh Kaira, Country Head – BI & Analytics, Binary Semantics
Zaigham Hassan, GM – Data Analytics Group, Binary Semantics
14:45 – 15:00 How AI will be a Wise Movie Producer, Leveraging Data?
  Tobias Queisser, Co-founder & CEO, Cinelytic
15:00 – 15:15 Cybersecurity with Digital Worker
  Abhishek Parab, Principal Architect – Cloud Security, Automation Anywhere
15:15 – 15:30 Data Storage Technologies for the Zettabyte Age
  Naresh Rana, Senior Manager Sales, Western Digital
15:30 – 15:45 Fire Side Chat: Winning the Data Race-Descriptive, Prescriptive Mindset
  Igor Perisic, CDO, LinkedIn
Biswajit Das, Director - Advisory, KPMG
15:45 - 15:55 Special Address: How London is using AI to navigate the new normal
  Rajesh Agarwal, Deputy Mayor, London
15:55 - 16:10 Data Anatomy- Before and After Covid
  Khalid Ghaloua Adine, Head - Digital Healthcare Industry, Etisalat
16:10 – 16:20 On high octane -- Changing the building blocks of AI
  Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder & CEO, Unmanned Life
16:20 - 17:15 Panel Discussion – Big data & IOT: The Future of Analytics

Big data and IoT are distinctive ideas, but they depend on each other for ultimate success. Both emphasize the need for converting data into tangible insights that can be acted upon.

Today, we are sitting on mammoth amount of data. Going by several studies, in the past few years, we have generated data more than ever in the history of mankind. In fact, both unstructured data and structured data are expected to surge exponentially. Stored data is likely to grow close to 3X in the next 3 years.

Big data analytics is emerging as a key to analysing IoT generated data from “connected devices” which helps to take the initiative to improve decision making. The role of big data in IoT is to process a large amount of data on a real-time basis and storing them using different storage technologies.

Tye Hayes, CTO, City of Atlanta
Jaymin Darbari, Head – Data Governance, Department of Culture & Tourism, Abu Dhabi
Daniel Jeavons, GM – Data Science, Shell
Martin Treder, Data Evangelist, Author
Mitchell Pham, Chairperson, Digital Council for Aotearoa NZ, NZ Technology Industry Association, NZ ASEAN Business Alliance
Pradeep Menon, Group CTO - Data & Analytics Technology, HSBC
Moderated by: Feroz Khan, Partner, Digital & Emerging Technologies practice, KPMG India

17:15 - 17:30 Voice of Global Digital Leader: Leveraging Data/AI for achieving Technology Goals
  JoAnn C. Stonier, CDO, Mastercard
17:30 - 18:00 Chief Guest Address: Global Model for AI & Data – Improving People’s Life
  H.E Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, UAE
13:00 – 13:15 Registrations | Welcome | Networking | Experience Zone
13:15 – 13:35 Digital Fortress: Security & Privacy in the Age of Big Data & Algorithms

This session will explore the possible impact of fast-growing, information-related technologies, such as big data analysis and machine learning, on our privacy and the future of our society and discuss methods to protect against malicious actors.

Yigal I. Unna, Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate

13:35 – 13:50 Cyber security infrastructure: Post pandemic threat landscape for India

Enhancing digital trust | Govt. perception into the post pandemic threat landscape | Futuristic Approach

Lt. Gen Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India

13:50 – 14:40 Power Panel: From the Battlefield to Boardroom: Security as boardroom talk Redefining the CISO role | From advantage to imperative
Venkatesh Subramaniam, Global CISO, Olam International
Dr Erdal Ozkaya, Regional CISO, MD,Global Financial Institution
Andy Bates, Executive Director, Global Cyber Alliance
Manish Sinha, Corporate CTO, Loreal SA
Suchishree Chatterjee, MD, Deutsche Bank Group
Moderated by: Sony Anthony, Partner,KPMG in India
14:40 – 15:00 Balancing the balance sheet of the social media platform
  Beenu Arora, Founder & CEO, Cyble Inc.
15:00 – 15:20 Fireside Chat: Rise of machines: Tackling Cybercrime with Artificial Intelligence
  • Evolving role of AI in effectively combating cybercrime
  • Dealing with the vulnerabilities that artificial intelligence cyber security tools create
Vinayak Godse, Vice President,DSCI
Mohit Bahl, Partner and CEO,  KPMG’s Cyber JV  India, Singapore and Indonesia
15:20 – 15:40 The blueprint: Decoding the right strategies to tackle Data complexities in this digital economy
  • Cyber Resilience: Rethinking your data protection strategy in the new normal
  • How to transform your data protection approach to ensure you can protect your data?
  • Using Threat Intelligence
Moshe Ferber, Entrepreneur, Investor, Popular Industry Speaker & Cloud Security Evangelist, Israel
15:40 – 16:00 Off flowers & thistles: IoT with 5G Network: The New Era of Technology and Risks

Understand the effective 5G network & vulnerabilities associated | Building sophisticated 5G hardware and software to control data breaches

Gary Sorrentino, Global deputy CIO, Zoom Video

16:00 – 16:20 Ransomware Protection: Last Line of Defence, First Step in Data Recovery

Pradeep Seshadri, Commercial Business - Pre-Sales Head, Commvault India & SAARC

16:20 – 17:20 Panel Discussion: Inside the skyvault: Ensuring enterprise-level security in complex cloud environments

Many large businesses are adopting complex cloud environments which offer great flexibility, scalability and privacy - be that an entirely private cloud or hybrid. However, ensuring these environments are safe requires cloud security expertise that not every IT department can access. During this session we explore the essentials.

Harshad Mengle, CISO, Future Group
Uday Deshpande, CISO, L&T Group of companies
Bharat Panchal, Chief Risk Officer – India, Middle East & Africa, FIS Global
Sridhar Sidhu, SVP & Head IS, Wells Fargo
Sahir Hidayatullah , CEO, Smokescreen
Beenu Arora, Founder & CEO, Cyble Inc
Moderated by: Atul Gupta, Partner, IT Advisory & Cybersecurity leader, KPMG in India

17:20 - 17:40 Data Ethics & Compliance
  Timothy J. Nagle, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Bancorp
17:40 – 18:00 Closing Keynote: The Security Singularity: When humans are the biggest problem

Technological singularity, simply put, is the theoretical point in history at which artificial processing power allows technology to equal and merge with human intelligence. It has been the effort of AI scientists to give a machine thinking/cognitive ability resembling a human being. In times of a black swan event, maybe closing the gap to attaining Singularity is key. This session will explore how close we are to Singularity and how we can fast-track it to leap ahead of the crisis.

Jane Wiseman, CEO, Institute for Excellence in Government


Time: 11.30 AM – 12.30 PM

A smart factory made up of hyper-connected production processes comprises of various machines that all communicate with one another, relying on AI automation platforms to collect and analyse all types of data. In fact, AI is one of the emerging technologies being explored by manufacturers to improve product quality and operational efficiency. A recent IDC survey of global organisations that are already using AI solutions found that only 25% have developed an enterprise-wide AI strategy. There are immense quantities of data that have not even been digitized or organized in a way that enables AI to use them.

The pandemic has necessitated companies to step up their efforts to embrace digital transformation and align themselves with evolving consumer needs. With manufacturing being the backbone of the Indian economy, the implementation of technology in this sector is all about unleashing the true potential of products and solutions for the consumers. Analytics and IIoT play a major role in Industry 4.0, identifying patterns, behaviours and bringing real-time data to the fingerprints of manufacturers. The way ahead is the transformation of manufacturers into cognitive enterprises leveraging exponential technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict patterns both in structured and unstructured data to provide real-time information helping the industry to make data-driven decisions.

Sarajit Jha, Chief Business Transformation & Digital Solutions, Tata Steel
Jayaprakash Kalappan, CFO & Company Secretary, Panasonic
Dr Pradeep Chatterjee, Head – Digital Transformation & Experience Management, Tata Motors
Amol Relkar, Senior General Manager R&D, Greaves Cotton
Amar Dhanwade, Head – Operations Strategy, Welspun
Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Chief Data Scientist, IBM

Moderator: Ashwani Mishra, Former Editor, ETCIO & ETCISO


Time: 12.00 PM – 01.00 PM

Leading organizations are investing in AI to realize the value of their data in totally new ways, enabling them to predict and shape future outcomes. These leaders are interested in how they can create intelligent workflows that automate decisions and experiences – and how to enable their people to do higher value work all the while reducing costs in this post pandemic world.

While AI is the defining transformation technology, using it can seem difficult. To turn AI plans into measurable outcomes, organizations must first address AI-adoption challenges. These include:

  • Tracking performance of production AI and its impact on business goals, with actionable metrics, in a single console
  • Governing and explaining AI
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance by tracing and explaining AI decisions across workflows
  • Intelligently detecting and correcting bias to improve outcomes

AI isn’t the future; its how savvy organizations are carving out real business advantages in the present.

Amit Saxena, Global Deputy CTO, State Bank of India
Srinivasa Rao Muppaneni, Group CIO, Telangana State Cooperative Banks
Narendra Singh, Group Head – Process Excellence & Strategic initiatives, Aditya Birla Capital
Arif Syed, Senior Vice President – Technology, Bharti AXA General Insurance
Sourabh Chatterjee, President & Head – IT, Web Sales & Travel, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
Sivakumar Nandipati, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Fedbank Financial Services
Kiran Samudrala, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Equifax
Sushil Ostwal, Head of Data Science & AI, Motilal Oswal Financial Services
Atul Kumar, General Manager – IT, Canara Bank
Milind Varerkar, General Manager – IT, Saraswat Co-operative Bank
Anil Bhasker, Country Manager – Cloud & AI, IBM

Moderator: Raghu Krishnan, Technology Editor, The Economic Times


Time: 12.30 PM – 13.30 PM

Today, organizations are at a crossroads in their digital transformation efforts. Companies across all verticals — from manufacturing to retail to healthcare — want to gain flexibility, increase control, and lower their Total Cost of Ownership. CFOs are in a fix between managing the cost and at the same time not hindering the digital transformation growth of the organization which is needed more than ever.

As we enter the post- Covid phase of the cloud market, companies require an approach that enables them to survive in these tough times and be future ready. In a nutshell, there’s an urgent need to overhaul and remodel business functions and operations. And it is certain that they will have to look at technology as it is considered as the great leveller or enabler.

Aneel Gambhir, CFO, Blue Dart
Anupam Jindal, Group CFO, Sterlite Industries
Mandeep Mehta, CFO, Max Life Insurance
Manish Mundra, CFO, Rockwell Automation
Pankaj Malik, CFO & CCO, Fullerton India Credit Company
Radha Ramanujan, CFO, Ashirwad Pipes
Rahul Bothra, CFO, Swiggy
Sandeep Batra, CFO, Crompton Greaves
Sanjay Saxena, CFO, Paytm Payments
Niraj Shah, CFO, HDFC Life
Ved P Goel, CFO, Dr. Lal Path Labs
Vikash Sureka, CFO, IBS Software
Satya Kantipudi, Country channel leader, HPE Pointnext Services, HPE India
Vikram Kumar Yerram, Country Manager : HPE Greenlake Sales & Cateogry, HPE India

Moderated By: Raghu Iyer, CA & Adjunct Professor, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research


Time: 3.30 PM – 4.30 PM

With unprecedented times, the ability of an organization to respond, recover and reimagine is all the more needed in current times. Data and analytics form the foundation of building resilience for any organization. Innovative analytics tools along with new methodologies enable smarter decision-making that improves not only functional resilience but also for the organization as a whole.

This Roundtable  would cover how in a post COVID era, can we together work towards building business resilience, leverage real time, limitless data analytics with problem solving capabilities and identifying potential disruptions. Discover how you can reimagine a unified experience for powerful insights, giving you limitless scale and unmatched security.

Puneet Kaur Kohli, CTO, Manappuram General Finance & Leasing
Nandkishor Dhomne, VP – IT & CIO, Manipal Hospital
Neeraj Mehta, Head IT, Apollo Tyres
Ashok Cherian, CIO, Page Industries
Abhishek Gupta, CIO, Dish Tv India
Lokesh Chauhan, CTO, Eros Now
Rajiv Sharaf, CTO, Torrent Power Group
Vikas Vijaywargiya, CTO, Zensar Technologies
Pallavi Katiyar, Vice President & Head Global IT, Cyient
Tarun Pandey, Exec Vice President – IT, Aditya Birla Capital
Sanjay Moralwar, Global CIO, Cadila Healthcare
Shivir Chordia, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft

Moderated: By:Dr. P Anandan, CEO, Wadhwani Institute of AI

Data” The Most Important Tech Trend Today

Data is the new oil even though cliché is yes, a very important resource on the face of the earth. A very safe prediction that one can make is that data is and will continue eating the world. As the data driven AI systems replace rule driven approaches, they also make hard acquired knowledgebases and traditional technology infrastructures irrelevant in the process. This gives an opportunity to the David’s of the modern world to disrupt the market with data driven innovations and challenge the Goliaths.

  • How AI can help unlock the insights from large unstructured datasets
  • Driving data through AI the statistics on steroids
  • New tools and its implementation on creating, sharing, consuming data
  • Connected the unconnected and bridging the lacuna across various sectors
  • Synthesize data and creating the right models to create right volumes of data
  • Working on smarter, faster and more responsible AI
  • Optimizing AL & Ml techniques for Augmented data management

Vijay Balakrishnan, Global Chief Data Officer, Michelin
Santanu Bhattachraya, EVP & Chief Data Scientist, Airtel
Bhargab Dutta, Head Group Data & Analytics Cell, Aditya Birla Group
Rajnish Kumar, Head of Program Data and Digital Strategy, ITC Limited
Kaushik Ghate, Sr VP & Head Marketing Analytics, HDFC Bank
Arpit Agarwal, Head of Analytics, Zoomcar
Devendra Sharnagat, Executive Vice President – Data Analytics and Customer Value Management, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited.
Vaibhav Srivastava, Data Scientist, Deloitte
Allen Roy, Senior Vice President & Head of Analytics, Mashreq Global Services
Subhrata Das, Head of Analytics, U GRO Capital
Sujay Sharma, Director of Football & Head Data Scientist, Hyderabad FC 
Ganesh Thyagarajan , Vice President, Automation Anywhere

Moderated by: Chetan Arora – Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi