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Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today,
Prevail Tomorrow

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August 31, 2021
Virtual Conference
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Welcome To

CIO & IT Leaders Symposium

It has been a monumentally disruptive year for organisations globally. With the pandemic abruptly making digital customer interfaces and remote working capability essential, many were forced to entirely rethink and digitise how they operate and do business. The CIO has quickly become paramount to a company’s survival and success as they help the business navigate these complexities and strive to gain an IT-driven competitive edge.

But as we move into the second half of 2021, reflections are being made on the lessons learnt from how the pandemic accelerated pre-existing trends in the implementation of digital technology, and how CIO’s are beginning to refocus on creating future proof enterprises that can be agile to the continually evolving needs of their organisation.

The CIO & IT Leaders Symposium will balance the strategic and tactical by digging into leading CIO’s lessons learned from the IT response to COVID-19 and will deliver insights on how they plan to support enterprise recovery. The symposium is conceived to be a knowledge and networking platform panning wide-ranging industries, businesses and vertical functions. It is curated for business heads, senior IT, technology and innovation heads exploring expansion plans, streamlining solutions and keen on learning versatile delivery models to address growth requirements.

Connect with high profile C-Suite Executives who share their stories and best practices focusing on the matter of enterprise technology priorities, highlighting topics from harnessing and integrating new technologies to rising security threats.

LEARN:

Gain industry insight through presentations and use cases by industry experts

CONNECT:

Connect with experts and influencers from established enterprises and leading technology companies

DISCOVER:

See how technologies are creating amazing breakthroughs in important fields of your interest

NETWORK:

Quick and seamless networking opportunities with attendees and thought leaders through virtual meet & chat option

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500+
Tech Leaders
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50+
Speakers
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8+
Hours of Learning & Networking

Conference Schedule

Image10.30 am - 11.00 am
Registration & Networking
Image11.00 am - 11.10 am
Welcome Address
Image11.10 am - 12.00 pm
Opening Panel Discussion

Theme: The Big Reset: Digital Enterprises Shift Into High Gear

  • Building a more Resilient and adaptable enterprise through technology for the world ahead
  • Will artificial intelligence get us through uncertain times? What approaches, technologies and tools hold the most promise to ensure long term success
  • The innovation conundrum: Should IT or digital 'own' the digital innovation agenda
  • Up-scaling cybersecurity to ensure secure communications and operations in an ever-evolving landscape
  • Re-imagining Leadership in the Next Normal…Are CIOs prepared
  • Maintaining compliance by keeping pace with evolving regulations to thrive in the new era of consumer data protection
  • How are data, AI and cloud technologies helping build agility and resilience for a future-proof organisation
Image12.05 pm – 12.55 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Driving Customer Experience Strategies Through Technology

CIOs have been helping their executive teams drive customer experience strategy with technology for years. With the advent of AI, IoT, and process mining technologies, new insights can be generated to determine the C-Suite strategy for improving customer experience and growing the bottom line. In the post-pandemic world:

  • How can these technology tools help formulate your strategy for better customer experience, employee satisfaction, and operational efficiency, so that your organization can achieve sustained success?
  • Future contact: Exploring the evolution of interactions - How are the ways in which customers want to communicate with you changing
  • Strategies in combining digital and human transformation to gain competitive advantage in your CX strategy
  • AI-powered conversational commerce: Engaging your customers across the entire customer lifecycle
  • Top technology trends in data, analytics & insights driving transformation across big, medium and small-scale organizations
Image01.00 pm – 01.45 pm
Panel Discussion | BFSI Exclusive

Theme: Regulation for AI in Banking, a new frontier, and are banks ready for this requirement? How do banks compete effectively with more scrutiny on its decisions?

With AI becoming a utility with widespread use and having material impact on consumers and businesses that banks serve, regulators are getting serious about “rules of road” for AI.

  • Bank systems traditionally tend to be siloed between data, analytics and business team, impeding end-to-end compliance. How are banks addressing these challenges?
  • What are the key challenges banks face with ‘speed-to-market’ for decisions driven with AI, as they compete with smaller banks and nimble Fintech’s in payments and lending?
  • What is a target state from bank infrastructure to better address regulators requirements for better controls and transparency while not slowing down the growth engine?
Image01.45 pm – 02.00 pm
Networking Break
Image02.00 pm – 02.30 pm
Individual Presentations (Partner Slots)

Suggested Themes: TBA

Image02.30 pm – 03.20 pm
Panel Discussion | BFSI Exclusive

Theme: Banking In The New Digital Normal, Need To Operate With Agility But In Compliance

The banking, financial services and insurance sector faced severe adversities during / after the Covid outbreak. And, in a bid to maintain resilience & continuity, it had to re-strategize and deploy advanced

  • How Data & Analytics Backed by AI is Transforming the BFSI Sector
  • API Banking, BAAS, Neo-Banks: The new lexicon
  • Intelligent automation in bank-banking during the new normal
  • The need to upgrade compliance and monitoring ‘rails’ while making decisions with agilty
  • Staying ahead with cyber hygiene, emphasing on the usage of right digital fraud management, collaboration platforms to prevent compromising data risks in the new normal
  • Role of data science in risk management - Fraud management and how its speeding up detecting risks in real time
  • Cloud & Datacenters Take Center Stage - Best cloud deployment model for BFSI
  • Accessing data securely through a single access point for all data sources, for agile, self-service BI
  • AI powered platforms backed by abilities which can understand the emotions of the customer and converse accordingly
Image03.25 pm – 04.15 pm
Panel Discussion | BFSI Exclusive

Theme: Cybersecurity In The Era Of Resilience: Navigating Through People, Process And Platforms

  • How banking and financial services organizations can take steps to invest for operational speed, drive value from new investments, enhance their training and cybersecurity collaboration, & work to sustain what they have
  • Re-imagining security to improve efficiencies and reduce risk
  • Challenges in shifting the on-premise solutions to the Cloud as-is
  • Building an agile security architecture that secures the hybrid workforce
  • Building a multi-factor authentication model based on ‘zero trust’
  • Evaluating The New Security, Data Protection & Cyber Challenges. What are the new security challenges or risks that CISO's are facing
  • Are mobile apps the new battlefield for cyberattacks
Image04.20 pm – 04.40 pm
Networking Break
Image04.40 pm – 05.30 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Driving Innovation & Embracing Change In A Time Of Economic Woes, Covid 19 & Future Uncertainty: Are Your Current Strategies A Crisis Management Fix Or A Long Term Solution

  • What has really changed in our day to day roles
  • Which industries do we think will recover in the short, mid & long term? Subsequently, what recovery models should CIO’s be exploring
  • What opportunities have opened up in the last 12-15 months that you could never have done culturally, structurally or digitally……..had the world not been forced to adapt
  • Economy, talent, cyber or something else: Where do our greatest future risks lie and how prepared are we for them
  • How do we harness our increasing responsibilities & traditional IT expertise to drive the C-suite agenda and lead substantive change
  • How have leaders created more team cohesion and innovation during these difficult times
  • Best practices for evaluating a IT team’s capabilities and strengths – and how to identify and optimize opportunities for further training and development
Image05.30 pm – 06.20 pm
Fireside Chat

Theme: Where Next − Technology Leadership In A World Disrupted

We humans in our various roles as customers, employees, investors, inventors, regulators, business partners and citizens are emerging from the latest set of disruptions in our world, CHANGED. Aftershocks are to come. In this world we ask, where next? Technology executives must lead in a world seemingly flipped upside down. They must see the opportunities and act to create value. In our concluding fireside chat, panellists will explore;

  • How people and technology are being configured to accelerate value creation through uncertainty
  • Highlight evolving ecosystems powered by connecting technologies & characterized by likely & unlikely alliances
  • And, chronicle future innovations that will allow leaders to reach beyond today's knowns, create greater value, and have greater impact on tomorrow's world
Image06:30 pm onwards
Tech Leadership Awards 2021

Speakers

Pinkes Ambvat

Pinkes Ambvat

CIO & Director - IT, CRIF India
Srinivasa Rao Muppaneni

Srinivasa Rao Muppaneni

Group CIO, Telangana State Cooperative Banks
Jyothirlatha B

Jyothirlatha B

CTO, Godrej Housing Finance
Anand Sengupta

Anand Sengupta

CIO (South Asia Pacific), Carrier
Nikhil Bandi

Nikhil Bandi

EVP - CIO and Head Business Operations, Vistaar Financial Services
Sankaranarayanan Raghavan

Sankaranarayanan Raghavan

Chief Technology & Data Officer, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Sarath Kummamuru

Sarath Kummamuru

CTO, Airtel Payments Bank
Yogender Verma

Yogender Verma

CTO, Carzonrent India Pvt. Ltd.
Dhrumil Dalal

Dhrumil Dalal

CIO, RBL Finserve
Rohit Dhar

Rohit Dhar

President - Product, Data, Design, Technology & Content, upGrad
Vinod Bhat

Vinod Bhat

CIO, Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.
Vipin Gupta

Vipin Gupta

AD & CTO, Starbucks India
Babitha B P

Babitha B P

CISO, CSB Bank Ltd.
Krishnamurthy Rajesh

Krishnamurthy Rajesh

Head - IT, ICRA Ltd.
Suneel Wattal

Suneel Wattal

Jt CIO at Department of IT, Haryana Government
Dharmaraj Ramakrishnan

Dharmaraj Ramakrishnan

Principal Advisor - IT, WhatsLoan
Linumon Thomas

Linumon Thomas

CDO, Mars Wrigley Asia & India
N V Nathan

N V Nathan

SVP (Information Security), CISO, Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd.
Ramya Sampathkumar

Ramya Sampathkumar

CDO, GMMCO Ltd.
Shashank Bajpai

Shashank Bajpai

CISO, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
Rupesh Pawar

Rupesh Pawar

CISO, Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd.
Manoj Madhavan

Manoj Madhavan

CIO, BLUE DART EXPRESS Ltd.
Mohua Sengupta

Mohua Sengupta

MD, Mashreq Bank, Bangalore
Viloo (Italia) Williams

Viloo (Italia) Williams

CIO & Head - Digital Transformation, Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital
Benazir Miller

Benazir Miller

Sr. GM - Technology, Shoppers Stop
Abhijit Shah

Abhijit Shah

CTO, Nippon India Mutual Fund
Vinit Sinha

Vinit Sinha

Director - Cybersecurity, Mastercard
Lekha Bajpai

Lekha Bajpai

MD, Technology, Kantar South Asia
Bharat Raizada

Bharat Raizada

SVP, CTO - India & Philippines, Wells Fargo
Jayantha Prabhu

Jayantha Prabhu

CIO, Essar Group
Pooja Chatrath

Pooja Chatrath

CIO, Cryoviva India
Sripriya R

Sripriya R

VP - Technology, National Commodity Clearing Ltd.
Milind Varerkar

Milind Varerkar

GM - IT, Saraswat Co-operative Bank Ltd.
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Who Attends

Job Titles

  • CEOs, MDs
  • CIO, IT heads
  • CTO , CISO, CDOs
  • CX & EX Heads
  • Heads - Business Transformation
  • Heads - Innovation
  • Vertical Heads

Industries in Focus

  • BFSI & Fintech
  • Education
  • Packaging
  • Health & Wellness
  • Construction
  • Oil/Energy
  • Media
  • Healthcare
  • Telecom
  • Government
  • Utilities
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Pharma & Life sciences
  • E-commerce & Retail
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Although change management, agility and innovation beyond traditional boundaries is a constant discipline for all IT organizations, never has it been more vital than in current times.

Therefore, Tech Leadership Awards 2021 will solely focus on initiatives aimed at moving from an unwelcome disruptor of very traditional ways of working, to become a stabilizer and furthermore a catalyst to do business differently with a clear focus on collaboration, productivity and customer connectedness.

Award Categories

Best IT Driven Innovation In

  • Automotive Business
  • Banking
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • IT / ITeS
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail & eCommerce
  • Telecom Service Provider
  • Transportation & Logistics

Project Excellence

  • Automation Project
  • Best Public Sector IT Project
  • Best Use of Cloud Services
  • Best User Engagement Project
  • Best Security, Defence or Law Enforcement IT Project
  • Digital Transformation Project
  • Data Science Project

Technology Excellence

  • Business IT Innovation of the Year
  • Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year
  • Emerging Technology of the Year
  • Collaborative Technology of the Year
  • Infrastructure Innovation of the Year
  • Security Innovation of the Year

Organisational Excellence

  • Services Company of the year
  • Specialist Vendor of the Year
  • Sustainable Organisation of the Year
  • Organisational Response to the Pandemic
  • Best Place to Work in IT 2021
  • Development Team of the Year
  • IT Project Team of the Year
  • IT Team of the Year
  • Educational Response to the Pandemic
  • IT Vendor of the Year
  • IT Department

Personal Excellence

  • Business Analyst of the Year
  • Inspirational Individual of the Year
  • IT Apprentice of the Year
  • DevOps Engineer of the Year
  • Operational Excellence Leadership
  • IT Service and Support Professional
  • Digital Transformational Leader
  • Next-Generation Leadership
  • CIO of the Year

Manufacturing IT Excellence

  • Business Innovation – Covid Response
  • Business Innovation – Workforce Wellness
  • AI & Advanced Analytics Leadership
  • Collaborative Innovation Leadership
  • Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Integration Technology Leadership
  • Industrial Internet of Things Leadership
  • Digital Transformation Leadership
  • Best-in-Class Manufacturing IT Award
  • Manufacturing Tech Disruptor of the Year
  • Manufacturing Transformation through Technology

Future Enterprise Awards

  • Best In Future of Connectedness
  • Best In Future of Customers & Consumers
  • Best In Future of Digital Infrastructure
  • Best In Future of Digital Innovation
  • Best In Future of Industry Ecosystems
  • Best In Future of Operations
  • Best In Future of Health, Wellness & Safety
  • Best In Future of Women’s Advancement
  • Best In Future of Initiatives for Working Mothers
  • Best In Future of People Focused Workplace Design
  • Future Enterprise of the Year
  • Special Award for Digital Resiliency

To nominate
fill the below form

or get in touch with

Ashwin Pillai

  • +91 99871 97555
  • ashwin@kamikaze.co.in

Swapnil Jadhav

  • +91 96196 80627
  • swapnil@kamikaze.co.in

Jury Members

Ganesh Ramachandran

Ganesh Ramachandran

Global CIO, Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Jagdish Narayanan

Jagdish Narayanan

CIO, Reliance Jio Payments Bank & Financial Services
Sourabh Chatterjee

Sourabh Chatterjee

President, Head - Technology, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Ltd.
Khushru Mistry

Khushru Mistry

CIO, Eureka Forbes Ltd.
Shiju Rawther

Shiju Rawther

Chief Information & Technology Officer, CARE Ratings Ltd.
Shobhana Lele

Shobhana Lele

CIO, The Bombay Dyeing Company
Ranganathan Iyer

Ranganathan Iyer

Group CIO, JBM Group
Alka Selot Asthana

Alka Selot Asthana

CTO, Indus Towers Ltd.
Abhishek Chandra

Abhishek Chandra

CIO, IIFL Wealth & Asset Management Ltd.
Tushar Vagal

Tushar Vagal

CIO, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Milind Khamkar

Milind Khamkar

Group CIO, SUPER-MAX
Sunil Pandey

Sunil Pandey

CIO, HFCL Ltd.
Ritu Madbhavi

Ritu Madbhavi

CIO, FCB Ulka Advertising
Keyur Desai

Keyur Desai

VP - IT, CIO - Essar Ports & Shipping, Head Info-Security, Network & Communications, Essar Group
Ashok Kannan

Ashok Kannan

President - IT, Sintex Industries Ltd.
Gautam Garg

Gautam Garg

Sr. Director & CIO, PepsiCo India
Kirti Patil

Kirti Patil

Joint President & CTO, Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Chander Khanduja

Chander Khanduja

CIO, Luminous Power Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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