About Programme

Schedule Plan on Oct 21, 2021

1130 - 1215 Hrs

Opening Session: Demystifying Digital Transformation

The rules of business have changed. In every industry, the spread of new digital technologies and the rise of new disruptive threats are transforming business models and processes. Digital transformation is inevitable, for organisations who seek to remain relevant in the future. The initiation of any digital transformation journey will focus on three vital aspects of the organization: competencies, technology and processes. Given that each organisation has a unique DNA with distinctive aspirations, the digital journey needs to be individually crafted with clear purpose, technology choices, and implementation specifics. Leaders must take well-informed and deliberative decisions that have enormous implications and could very well define the future of the organisation.
Welcome Address Mr Sumeet Walia
Centre for Digital Transformation
VP & Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Tata Communications Ltd
Special Address Mr Vijay Thadani
Co - Chair, CDT &
Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT Ltd
Keynote Address Mr Saurabh Gaur*
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology,
Vote of Thanks Ms Vinita Gera
Co-Chair, CDT
Senior Director, GM India COE, DELL Technologies
1230 – 1245 hrs

Special Session on Demystifying Digital Transformation

- Mr Jaspreet Bindra
Author- The Tech Whisperer & Former Chief Digital Officer,
The Mahindra Group
1250 – 1345 hrs

Session on: Right Technology stack in your Digital Strategy

As digital experiences become more and more ubiquitous, assessment framework to help organisations identify the pain points & opportunities for realizing digital strategies play an important role. Before the advent of ubiquitous SaaS products and services, tech stacks were relatively simple to identify, however, now there are enough option of solutions that can be combined to build and maintain the perfect product across the sectors. What are the key aspects that will help identify right components comprising the technology stack for an organisation to maximize both the internal as well as external user experience along with RoI?
Welcome Remarks by
Session Moderator
Mr Ranganath Sadasiva
CTO Hybrid IT
HPE India
Panellists Mr Rajarshi Purkayastha
Head of ICT Solutions, India | MECAA | SAARC,
Tata Communications Ltd
Mr Sreedhara Narayanaswamy
Head of Innovations centers, Center of Excellence, Cloud
Engineering (OCI),
Japan & Asia Pacific,
Oracle India
Mr P Vijaya Sekhar
Director, Software Engineering,
DELL Technologies Ltd
Amazon* ( Name awaited)
Interaction & Summing up by the Session Moderator
1350 - 1500 Hrs

Session on: Would the future role of CTO / CIO be gig?

Traditionally, CIOs and CTOs have served different roles in companies with the former focused on traditional IT strategy and management and the latter on developing innovative new technology, external customer-facing IT or custom software development. However, the research demonstrates that CIO and CTO roles have shifted and converged as a result of this increased focus on digital transformation, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Would the next step be CIO/CTO as a Service which provides the right strategic IT partner available as per the need, on long term or short term, to help align IT with business?
Welcome Remarks by
Session Moderator
Mr Ranganath Sadasiva
Panellists Mr Apurva Anand
Vice President – Business Development &
Operations, MobiKwik
Ms Suchita Vishnoi
Senior Director, Cognizant
Mr Ambuj Bhalla
Director- IT Security & CISO
Indigo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd)
Mr Rajiv Kapoor*
Executive Director & CEO-Group Head HR
Interaction & Summing up by the Session Moderator