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Agenda

The Economic Times Global Digital Innovation Summit
Day 1 | 23 September 2021
Day 2 | 24 September 2021
09.00 – 09.45 REGISTRATION
09.45 – 09.55 WELCOME ADDRESS BY ET EDGE
10.00 – 10.05

WELCOME ADDRESS

Shailender Kumar, Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director – Oracle India

10.15 – 10.25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | THE NEW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION MINDSET

Alan Boehme, Chief Technology Officer – H&M Group

10.30 – 10.50 FASTER INNOVATION DRIVEN GROWTH MODEL – BREAKING BARRIERS WITH CLOUD
 

What does a successful cloud transformation look like, and how do you go about achieving it? Demystifying the cloud for your transformation journey and identifying opportunities for cloud migration and where to focus. Understanding how scalable cloud infrastructure is a catalyst for business innovation, reinvention and growth by making your business nimbler and more agile. Sharing views on how Oracle can help unlock value from cloud and aid in empowering India’s digital journey.

Shailender Kumar, Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director – Oracle India

10.50 – 11.00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | INNOVATION – AN INTEGRAL PART OF TODAY’S BUSINESS!

Dipali Goenka, CEO & Joint Managing Director – Welspun India

11.00 – 11.40 INVESTING IN THE FUTURE – INSPIRING INNOVATIONS TRANSFORMING MANKIND
 

FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS

Allen Lau, Founder – Wattpad in conversation with Vinod Mahanta, Sr. Editor, The Economic Times

TRANSPORTATION IN 2030

Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director – ME & India – Virgin Hyperloop with Neeraj Jain, Partner, Deloitte – India

 

FLYING CARS A REALITY

Nobuo Kishi, Chief Technology Officer – SkyDrive in conversation with Neeraj Jain, Partner, Deloitte – India

 

BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE

Mili Majumdar, MD, Green Business Certification Institute – India and Senior Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council

11.45 – 12.00 CEO FIRE SIDE CHAT | SURVIVE, NAVIGATE AND SEIZE THE UPSIDE OF DISRUPTION
 

How the new-age CEO is focusing on new ways to grow business, including fresh go-to-market and customer strategies. What are your expectations from CIOs, CDOs and technology executives to help identify and execute on future-state business goals? How is the business and technology team going out of their comfort zones to generate new waves of innovation and business value for the enterprise?

Host:

Vijay Mani, Partner (Financial Services Consulting) – Deloitte

Ahmed Abdelaal, Group CEO – Mashreq Bank

12.05 – 12.20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | WHAT DOES A HEALTHY INNOVATION PORTFOLIO LOOK LIKE?
 

The concept of an innovation portfolio is still new to some organizations; however, it’s been a topic of conversation among innovation professionals for years. According to a study by Harvard Business Review, on average, high-performing organizations focus 70% of their innovation resources on core or incremental offerings, 20% on adjacent offerings, and 10% on transformational initiatives. What is an ideal mix that business leaders should apply to deliver results both in the near term and long term?

Soumitra Dutta, Professor & Former Founding Dean – Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

12.25 – 12.35

PARTNER PRESENTATION | HOW IMPERATIVE IT IS FOR ANY ORGANIZATION TO BE A SOFTWARE@CORE COMPANY – DIFFERENTIATORS AND KEY TAKEAWAYS TO ADOPTING A “SOFTWARE MINDSET”

 

 

Aftab Ullah, COO – Brillio

12.40 – 13.00 FIRE SIDE CHAT | REIMAGINE BUSINESS: THE NEW LEADERSHIP AGENDA
 

How the CEO is focusing on new ways to grow business, including fresh go-to-market and customer strategies. How is the business and technology team going out of their comfort zones to generate new waves of innovation and business value for the enterprise?

C K Venkataraman, Managing Director – Titan Company
Host: Anand Ramanathan, Partner – Deloitte

 
TRACK 1 | SALES & MARKETING
 
12.30 – 12.45 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | RESPONDING TO THE NEW, DIGITALLY CONSCIOUS CUSTOMER
 

As customers are constantly connected, app-native, and aware of what they can do with technology, it opens a door of opportunity for organizations to understand the modern-day buyer, engage with them and deliver on their expectations with a multi-channel customer experience. Understand how to enable more relevant & consistently high-quality sales interactions to optimize effectiveness and efficiency. Learn how digital innovations and transformations is an ever-evolving process for sales & marketing.

Reema Jain, Chief Digital Officer – VIL

12.50 – 13.05

PARTNER PRESENTATION | DIGITAL INSIDE: STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN HUMAN TOUCH AND AUTOMATION – ENHANCING STAKEHOLDER EXPERIENCE WITH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Rinoo Rajesh, VP – Digital Transformation Services – ConneQt Business Solutions Ltd.

13.10 – 14.00 INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION | COLLABORATIVE MARKETING: KEY TO BEING A STANDOUT CMO
 

Overnight the pandemic changed the business landscape, forcing marketing leaders to lead in new ways and rethink how they connect with their consumers. Speeding up digital transformation is a top priority of CMOs. The intersection of marketing and technology has created new frontiers for e-commerce, social media, gaming, artificial intelligence, and new mediums like augmented reality. The session will focus on how marketing leaders are positioning themselves for future success and where do they see the growth opportunities.

  •  How CMOs are charting a course forward, making important management, creative, process, investment, talent and technology decisions to redefine innovation, build for the future and drive growth.
  •  Innovative ways of using data, digital advertising, brand strategy, and consumer insights to reach new audiences and find new revenue.
  • How they are reimagining customer experience, delivering on their brand purpose and establishing new ways of collaborating with partners, employees and customers.

Moderator: Chandrashekar Mantha, Partner – Deloitte
Deepika Warrier, Chief Marketing Officer – DIAGEO India
Vivek Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer – Pidilite Industries
Karan Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer – DLF Limited
Saurabh Varma, Chief Marketing Officer – Jio Studios
Anil Puttegowda, Managing Director, Head of Asset & Wealth Management Technology – India & Global Head Data Technology – JP Morgan

Mohan CK, CBO, Head – Digital IT services – ConneQt Business Solutions Ltd

14.05 – 14.20

FIRE SIDE CHAT | HACKING GROWTH: HOW TODAY’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES ARE DRIVING CUSTOMER LOYALTY & RETENTION

Host: Deepti Sagar, Partner – Deloitte

Navaneel Kar, President & Head India Sales – Tata Consumer Products

14.25 – 14.40

PARTNER PRESENTATION | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND FINANCIAL WORLD

Fintech innovations – how they are disrupting financial ecosystem!

Sirisha Voruganti, Managing Director – JP Morgan Chase

14.45 – 15.30 PANEL DISCUSSION | REDEFINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SALES, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY
 

As customers increasingly interact with organizations via digital channels, forward-looking businesses are recognizing that this shift is creating significant opportunities for the sales and marketing functions to enhance and streamline operations.

  • Understanding the digitally conscious customer and catering to their consumer habits
  • Digital Sales & Marketing becoming more active – Impact of Covid-19
  •  How digital transformation and technology is transforming sales & marketing and driving a different type of customer experience?

Moderator: Ashvin Vellody, Partner – Deloitte

Danveer Bhasin, Vice President Global Marketing – Startek
Gursharan Rai Bansal, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – India Post Payments Bank
Deepak Yadav, Chief Business Development Officer – Shoppers Stop
Prashant Bindal, Chief Sales Officer – LODHA Group
Kunal Sharma, Sales Director – PepsiCo
Prashant Bindal, Chief Sales Officer – LODHA Group
Shashank Cherukuri, Head of Strategy & Alliances – Goldstone Technologies

15.25 – 15.40

CLOSING REMARKS | UNRAVELING THE 5 STRATEGIC WAYS TO AGILE SALES & MARKETING – COMBINING INNOVATIONS WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Hardeep Brar, Vice President & Head Marketing & Sales – Kia India

 
TRACK 2 | HUMAN RESOURCES
 
12.30 – 12.50

FIRE SIDE CHAT | PEOPLE ANALYTICS FOR A HYBRID WORLD OF WORK

Host: Saurabh Dwivedi, Partner – Deloitte
Dr. Suryanarayan Iyer, Senior Director (Solution Engineering) – Oracle India

12.55 – 13.10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | REIMAGINE A DIGITAL HR ECOSYSTEM – INNOVATIONS TO ENHANCE WORKFORCE EXPERIENCE

Kate Barker, Chief HR Futurist & Advisor – Ministry of Interior (UAE)

13.15 – 14.15 INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION | REINVENTING HR FOR A NEW DIGITAL LANDSCAPE OF WORK
 

As digitalization continues to proliferate, data becomes more of a lever for growth and performance in human resources. The implementation of data-centric mindsets in HR teams holds the key to promote intelligent decision-making and healthier company cultures by offering a new perspective on the multiple ways HR is impacting business performance.

  •  Activities like recruiting and onboarding have changed significantly. What does best practice digital HR look like today?
  • Recreate the experience of spontaneous interactions to foster a collaborative, creative and innovative environment – Staying connected for a productive workforce
  • How data can amplify the intelligence for your organization, and pave new paths to the future?
  • How HR is using technology to solve unprecedented employee challenges of work/life balance?

Moderator: Anubhav Gupta, Partner – Deloitte India
Dr. Tanaya Mishra, Global CHRO – Strides

Rajorshi Ganguli, President & Global HR Head – Alkem Laboratories

Nivedita Nanda, Group CHRO – Kaya Ltd

14.30 – 15.15 PANEL DISCUSSION | WORKPLACE 4.0: THRIVING IN A BOUNDLESS WORLD WITH A DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE
 

The future of work arrived early. The rapid evolution of the workstation from cubicle to open floor plan and now to remote work has changed everything about how workforces communicate, collaborate, and stay productive. From virtual reality meetings to the gamification of online training, new technologies continue to transform the workplace and redefine the ways in which employers engage with their employees. Identifying the new age digital tools that is bringing about innovative ways to improve employee experience.

Moderator: Saurabh Dwivedi, Partner – Deloitte

Amit Sharma, CHRO – Volvo Group India

Renu Bohra, CHRO – DB Schenker India & India Subcontinent

Dr. Anil Kumar Misra, CHRO – Magicbricks.com

Dr. Manoj K Prasad, VP – Talent and Digital Transformation – Reliance Industries Ltd

15.20 – 15.35

CLOSING REMARKS | THE BEST PRACTICES TO MAKE INNOVATION SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR ORGANIZATION – HR AS STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Vikramjeet Singh, President & CHRO – Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

 

09.00 – 09.50 REGISTRATION
09.50 – 10.00 WELCOME ADDRESS BY ET EDGE
10.00 – 10.15

SPECIAL ADDRESS | BRICKS TO BYTES: REIMAGINING NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN THE TRANSFORMATIVE AGE

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director – Atal Innovation Mission

10.20 – 10.35

PARTNER PRESENTATION | CHANGING BOUNDARIES OF FINANCIAL BUSINESSES – IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY

Maintaining leadership position by expanding business boundaries, continuous innovation and leveraging scale

Pawan Panjwani, Managing Director & India Head of Technology – JP Morgan

10.40 – 11.30 INAUGURAL PANEL | GAME-CHANGERS: IT’S ABOUT YOUR CUSTOMER, NOT YOUR COMPETITORS
 

How do companies strike the right balance across all channels and decision points to win consumers? Organizations grow in value when they can put the key outcomes relevant to the consumer at the heart of everything they do. Capturing customers is no longer enough and businesses need to focus on how to keep their customers engaged with hyper-personalized experiences. How can organizations digitally build deeper, longer lasting relationships with their existing customers and attract new ones? What kind of customer trends and patterns are likely to endure over the longer term?

Moderator: Rajeev Singh, Partner – Deloitte

  • Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO – Ashok Leyland
  • Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director – Perfetti Van Melle India
  • Amit Malik, MD & CEO – Aviva India
  • Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO – Mercedes-Benz India
  • Prabhjeet Singh, President – Uber India South Asia
11.40 – 12.00 FIRE SIDE CHAT | SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL INNOVATION INITIATIVES
 

Every organization is tasked with a decision to either innovate or go extinct. Since technology grows exponentially, advancements consistently serve as a driving force in the evolution of traditional business models. Most of the times, organizations that effectively make this change are the ones that can anticipate better long-term performances or even outlast competitors. With the competitive landscape changing rapidly, how can digital innovation be a top priority to help differentiate future business models?

Host: Jayant Saran, Partner – Deloitte

Anita Krohn Traaseth, Member – European Innovation Council Advisory Board (EU)

Nicolas Bürer, Managing Director – digitalswitzerland

12.05 – 12.20

SPECIAL ADDRESS | DIGITAL AS A CORE CAPABILITY – CONNECTING BUSINESS TO DELIVER VALUE

Saskia Steinacker, Global Head Strategy & Digital Transformation – Bayer AG

12.30 – 12.50 CASE STUDY | SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL INNOVATION INITIATIVES
 

Every organization is tasked with a decision to either innovate or go extinct. Since technology grows exponentially, advancements consistently serve as a driving force in the evolution of traditional business models. Most of the times, organizations that effectively make this change are the ones that can anticipate better long-term performances or even outlast competitors. With the competitive landscape changing rapidly, digital innovation will be a top priority to help differentiate future business models.

Liliana Caimacan, Head of Global Innovation – Tata Consumer Products and Professor of Marketing & Innovation – Hult International Business School

Daniel Rukare, Professor of Practice – Hult International Business School

 
TRACK 1 | FINANCE
 
12.30 – 12.50

FIRE SIDE CHAT | ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION
Host: Rahul Chowdhary, Partner – Deloitte
Ruchir Kalra, Head of Insight, Asia Pacific – Oracle

12.50 – 13.05 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | FINANCIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK AND MAKE YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION A SUCCESS
 

In a rapidly changing marketplace, the finance function has a key role to play in delivering efficiency, insight and value to the business. The introduction of new technologies, increased volumes of data, regulatory changes and the need to deliver more for less adds to the pressure on CFOs. Understand how CFOs are using digital tools, data and analytics to enable profitable growth which is not likely to happen without a clear vision and strategy for the finance function in a digital world.

Byron Flores, Global Head of Digital Finance, Data & Tools – Novartis

13.15 – 14.00 INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION | TURBOCHARGING THE FINANCE FUNCTION THROUGH DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
 

Digital innovations are transforming organizations more fundamentally than the business world has ever seen. Finance function too must leverage digital tools to enhance its efficiency, effectiveness and the experience of its stakeholders. As the future remains uncertain, finance leaders have a responsibility to be forward thinking working to get the right people and technology in place to take advantage of the inevitable disruption ahead.

Moderator: Rahul Chowdhary, Partner – Deloitte

Meeta Agarwal, CFO – India & South East Asia – AB InBev

Divya Kumar, Global Digital CFO – IKEA

Ramesh Bafna, CFO – Myntra

Bhaskar A Rao, CFO – Bangalore International Airport

Giridhar Sanjeevi, EVP & CFO – The Indian Hotels Company

14.05 – 14.20

PARTNER PRESENTATION | CYBERSECURITY – ITS NOW OR PAY LATER

Rajarshi Bhattacharyya, Chairman & Managing Director, ProcessIT Global

14.30 – 14.45

PARTNER PRESENTATION | THE INCREASING ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORK IN COMPLIANCE

Rohit Razdan, Chief Business Officer – Clear

15.00 – 15.40 PANEL DISCUSSION | DIGITAL READINESS AND STRATEGIES TO BUILD A FRICTIONLESS FINANCE FUNCTION
 
  • CFO as all round strategist – How will digital innovations and technology play a crucial role?
  • Deeper involvement for digital transformation – The new reality for every CFO
  •  Embarking on a digital & technology journey; what does it takes to be a 21st century CFO?

Moderator: Nitin Naredi, Partner – Deloitte

Vijay Vaishnav, CFO – Eros Now

Yash Arora, CFO – Indian Oil – Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd.

Neelesh Talathi, CFO – Pepperfry

15.40 – 15.55 CLOSING REMARKS | CFO AS AN INNOVATION LEADER – BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE
 

Growth-minded CFOs make innovation a priority everywhere in the company. They align their organizations with innovation models and forge partnerships with strategic business units where innovations typically begin. Encouraging and investing in innovation requires a different way of thinking and a CFO can start by innovating within the finance function and lead the role of a steward when it comes to company-wide innovation.

Sim Siew Shan, CFO – Airline Group of AirAsia

 
TRACK 2 | SUPPLY CHAIN
 
12.45 – 13.00

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | DOING DIGITAL TO BEING DIGITAL – STRATEGY TO A FULLY DIGITIZED SUPPLY CHAIN JOURNEY

Swapn Malpani, Joint President & Head – Global Supply Chain – Cipla

13.15 – 14.00 INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION | CREATING THE UNBREAKABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
 

Supply chain visibility for a connected, customer-focused business has been in the spotlight post the ongoing crisis. Enterprises have realized the need to leverage real-time global visibility to effectively predict, assess and mitigate risk in their supply chain to deliver the right product at the right time.

· How can businesses embrace a “digital first” mindset across their operations so that their processes are nimble and responsive in the face of a supply chain disruption

· Retain the confidence of your customers during a crisis through open communication in the event of a supply chain disruption

· How executives can overcome the common legacy system issues that impact modern supply chains

· How driving efficiencies in the supply chain can result in large environmental efficiency gains

Moderator: P.S. Easwaran, Partner – Deloitte

Rajiv Ganju, Sr. Vice President Global Supply Chain – Luminous Power

Mahesh Khetan, Global Head Supply Chain – Advanced Material (Chemicals) Division – Aditya Birla Group

Samrat Sehgal, Head Supply Chain – Dabur India

Vivek Sarbhai, Senior Director Supply Chain & EHS, India & Middle East – Thermofisher Scientific

14.05 – 14.10 PARTNER PRESENTATION
14.15 – 15.15 PANEL DISCUSSION | TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN TO RAISE PERFORMANCE – NOW & NEXT
 

· Importance of focusing on flexible and resilient supply chains

· Accelerate Supply Chain Digital Transformation – Use of technology & digital innovations

· How will the next generation of digital supply chain look – How can we make it more efficient, more agile, more flexible?

Moderator: Sudeepta Veerapaneni, Director – Deloitte

Vivek Puri, Global Practice Lead – Customer Experience Solutions – Brillio

Ramkesh Jangra, Head – SCC Supply – Ericsson

Seetharam S, Director – SCM & Customer Support – Harman International India

Kunal Gupta, Director Supply Chain – Bateel International

Sanjay Mukherjee, Senior Director Supply Chain Management – Whirlpool India

Sandeep Srinivasan, Vice President – Digital & Analytics – HCL Technologies

Sanjeev Aggarwal, Director – Supply Chain Management – Hafele India

15.20 – 15.35

CLOSING REMARKS | THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF SUPPLY CHAIN 4.0 – SHAPING THE PRESENT & FUTURE FOR THE ECOSYSTEM

Anil Shipley, Executive President & Chief Supply Chain Officer – Polycab India