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October 28, 2021
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Accelerate - 2021 CXO Conclave

Automate Everything with the Power of Data, AI / ML, Cloud & InfoSec

The old way of working is over and has given way to new approach. The pandemic has made it crystal clear. In order to stay competitive, companies need to transform to a special normal. You're at the forefront of this technology transformation which can be driven by three major shifts: modernization of critical workloads, the orchestration of applications flexibly across environments, and the growing use of operational AI and edge applications - be it Cloud, AI/ML, Automation, Cybersecurity or game-changing technology.

Leading companies are aligning their business transformation efforts with the adoption of cloud platforms. This next-gen business model helps organizations become more agile and adaptable - which could also be a top priority within the post-pandemic environment. The future of your business rides on the decisions you’re making today, leveraging Data, Cloud, AI & ML, Automation, Security to create entirely new client experiences, adapt at speed, and reinvent industry business models.

During the conclave, the latest developments in cutting-edge technologies -- Data, Cloud, AI & ML, Automation, Security -- are shared in inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chat sessions with experts, demos and more. Hear from the power-packed line of national speakers to discover new ideas and new possibilities at the ACCELERATE 2021 CXO Conclave & Awards who will share strategies and key technologies that help organizations adapt, strengthen and operate in today’s environment, with the goal of accelerating and boosting business.

What's in store for you at ACCELERATE 2021?

Hear from though leaders on ways to formulate strategy that encompasses organizational culture and skills to align with business priorities and outcomes and leverage key data and analytics, cloud, security and AI trends. Gain insights into the best and next practices to drive real business value and deliver innovation.

ACCELERATE 2021 will host Industry Stalwarts, Next-Gen Brands, Cloud, Data & AI evangelists, to discover and discuss the influence of Data Analytics, AI and Cloud on Customer & Enterprise segments, digital transformation prospects and development platforms.

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+
Attendees
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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 - 12.05 pm
Opening Panel Discussion

Theme: CXO Leadership Panel: Tech, Innovation and Impact on Future

  • AI, robotics, machine learning and the future of design: How industries (healthcare, retail, agriculture, banking, insurance, etc) can avoid the pitfalls to ensure a successful deeptech-driven transformation.
  • How SAAS and new cloud-based technologies can reduce the chaos in collaboration and work management in order to build a thriving workforce
  • Solving uncertain and variable supply and demand in the market through data analytics
  • What it takes to build a Security-first customer-acquisition mindset
  • Evaluate the insight in what the new consumer will look like, what industry trends we're seeing and how insight is now re-imagined
  • New technologies and innovations paving the way for plant and factory floors, smart supply chains, and advanced robotics to supercharge growth and efficiency in manufacturing
  • Key strategies and implementation techniques that will ultimately make it far easier to migrate to next generation business solutions
Image12.10 pm - 01.05 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Responsible AI: Putting AI at the Core of an Organizations Business and Operating Models

  • Developing an effective AI blueprint for the enterprise - What, why & how ?
  • Infinite opportunities from infinite data - Tapping the power of AI
  • Conversational AI - Driving the future of brand-customer engagement
  • Accelerating digital transformation using artificial intelligence, data analytics, and hybrid cloud in a post pandemic world
  • Automation vs. Augmentation - Embracing what AI applications can do for and with humans in organizations and societies
  • Digital agility to digital resilience: How AI is impacting the future of work
Image01.10 pm - 02.05 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Digital World Crafted by Cloud

Cloud has dramatically changed the digital landscape of organizations around the world, driving the creation of diverse and distributed ecosystems, and enabling rapid advances in digital transformation and innovation.

  • Getting ready for digital experiences. How have big brands adapted to this transformation
  • So what's next? And what does this mean for digital trust? how can brands build digital trust and customer loyalty
  • Security and visibility in an accelerated digital journey
  • Adapting security to the cloud era
  • What about the people and process transformation with the cloud
  • Delivering resilient security and connectivity - at scale, in the cloud
  • Latest cloud computing technologies and trends that will enable digital business
  • Cloud Governance: Future of data centres transforming the digital landscape
  • Revitalizing Business: Using multiple cloud deployments to achieve digital transformation
  • Iaas, Saas, Paas, Faas, Daas: how to find the right cloud solutions for your business needs
Image02.05 pm – 02.30 pm
Networking Break
Image02.30 pm – 03.25 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Cybersecurity for the Future: Balancing Technology Intelligence with Human Intelligence

  • Evaluating state-of-the-art security technology systems and tools to react to new threat scenarios in a hyper-connected cyber world
  • How are business imperatives such as mobility, blockchain, cloud and IoT impacting information security in an enterprise
  • What best practices should CISOs adopt to balance business growth and security threats arising from new technology models
  • How is a shift in the threat landscape forcing security vendors to make a shift in their solutions and strategies
  • New security paradigm for the new world of cloud : Shifting time, techniques and tools
  • With blockchain, what comes first - Opportunity or threat? how are you using blockchain to reimagine your organization
  • The 2025 CISO agenda - Creating a secure system that is ready for anything to drive business model transformation
Image03.30 pm – 04.25 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Evolving Business Models against the Backdrop of Disruptive Technologies: 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
  • Integrating new technologies whilst retaining the human touch to consistently offer streamlined & seamless customer journeys
  • 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
Image04.25 pm – 04.40 pm
Networking Break
Image04.40 pm – 05.35 pm
Panel Discussion

Theme: Securing the New Normal: How to Protect your Cloud, Workforce and Assets in the Post Pandemic World

Facing the first and second waves of the Covid19 pandemic, businesses have set urgent solutions like suitable remote working systems. But as it largely admitted that the crisis will last long, CIOs are seeing many more challenges on the horizon. This roundtable will enable a practical discussion on the potential impact of the post pandemic world, more specifically:

  • How are data, AI, IoT and cloud technologies helping build agility and resilience for a future-proof organisation
  • Future-proof your business with mastering security and compliance in your multi-cloud journey
  • Reinventing your data protection strategy in the work from home era
  • Economy, talent, cyber or something else: Where do our greatest future risks lie and how prepared are we for them
  • Issues with cloud architectures and discuss ways to achieve visibility, compliance and security
  • Adaptive Security: Protecting your organization against ransomware attacks in the new normal and beyond
  • How are progressive companies leveraging the cloud, a powerful business enabler to transform their business and make it more competitive
Image05.40 pm – 06.35 pm
Fireside Chat

Theme: Smart Beyond 2021: Our Data Future

Our future world will rely on ubiquitous digital connectivity, connecting with a myriad of devices, sensors and autonomous applications. This creates the fundamental enabler for Future Smart Services for homes, factories, cities, and even smart governments. These in turn rely on sharing of large volumes of often personal data between individuals and organizations, or between individuals and governments. With the multidimensional flows of rich data, the challenge is to reframe our concepts of privacy, consent and minimizing potential harms. Fundamentally creating trusted frameworks for data sharing and use. A far from simple task. This discussion will explore some future framing, some emerging challenges and current efforts to address these challenges.

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Accelerate Leadership Awards 2021

Speakers

Kamlesh Manuja

Kamlesh Manuja

COO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Shashwat Singh

Shashwat Singh

CIO, boAt
Vinod Bhat

Vinod Bhat

CIO, Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.
Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

VP & Head Group IT, Anand Group India
Ganapathy V

Ganapathy V

Head - Global Advanced Analytics CoE, Holcim Group
Tannistha Ganguly

Tannistha Ganguly

Global Head - Procurement IT Delivery, Kimberly-Clark
Pawan Chawla

Pawan Chawla

CISO, Future Generali India Life Ins.
Dr. Rahul Ghosh

Dr. Rahul Ghosh

VP, AI Research & Services, Amex AI Labs, Global Decision Science & Data Strategy, AMERICAN EXPRESS
Manoj Jagani

Manoj Jagani

Head - RPA Tools & Platform, Sony India
Arpit Agarwal

Arpit Agarwal

VP - Analytics & Data Science, Khatabook
Nitendra Rajput

Nitendra Rajput

VP, AI Garage, Mastercard
Deependra Singh

Deependra Singh

VP, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Junglee Games
Prashant Jagetiya

Prashant Jagetiya

Head - Information Technology, Bridgestone India
David Zakkam

David Zakkam

VP - Analytics, Swiggy
Kamal Kumar

Kamal Kumar

Head - Analytics, Tata Unistore Ltd.
Makesh Chandramohan

Makesh Chandramohan

CISO, Aditya Birla Capital Ltd.
Amit Malakar

Amit Malakar

SVP & Head - New Technologies & Business Platforms, Welspun One Logistics Parks
Raj Patra

Raj Patra

Global IT Head, Reckitt Benckiser India
Ramkumar Mohan

Ramkumar Mohan

CIO, Air Works India Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
Shweta Srivastava

Shweta Srivastava

CTO, Paul Merchants Group Companies
Srinivas Kollipara

Srinivas Kollipara

Chief Information & Digital Officer, Larsen & Toubro IDPL
Haryyaksha Ghosh

Haryyaksha Ghosh

Chief Data Officer, Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd.
Satyavrat Mishra

Satyavrat Mishra

Asst. VP - Corporate IT, Godrej Industries Limited
Chirag Boonlia

Chirag Boonlia

CTO, Embassy Property Developments Private Ltd.
Tridib Mukherjee

Tridib Mukherjee

VP & Head, AI & Data Science, Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd.
Balram Choudhary

Balram Choudhary

VP - IT, BOB Cards
Sanjay Thawakar

Sanjay Thawakar

Corp. VP & Head, AI Works, Max Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Kiran Belsekar

Kiran Belsekar

SVP & CISO, Aegon Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Rajesh Mishra

Rajesh Mishra

SVP Corporate Process & IT, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.
Sunil Sarat

Sunil Sarat

SVP - Cloud, DC & Apps, Microland Ltd.
Nupur Maity

Nupur Maity

Head - Cloud Applications, Exide Industries Ltd.
Sumit Duttagupta

Sumit Duttagupta

Group CIO & Head Information Systems, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.
Kapil Mehrotra

Kapil Mehrotra

Group CTO, National Commodities Management Services Ltd.
Subhash Kelkar

Subhash Kelkar

Chief Technology & Digital Officer, ICICI Securities
Ashton D'Cruz

Ashton D'Cruz

Director - Chief Administrative Officer & CISO, NatWest Markets Plc India
Amarjeet Khanuja

Amarjeet Khanuja

CISO, Star Health & Allied Insurance Co. Ltd.
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Who Attends

Job Titles

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

Industries in Focus

  • BFSI & Fintech
  • Edtech
  • Packaging
  • Health & Wellness
  • Construction
  • Oil/Energy
  • Mediatech
  • 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, Accelerate 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

Recognizing Industry Excellence In – Digital / Data / AI / Cloud / Info-Security (Industry Specific)

  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Durables & Non-Durables
  • Pharma & Healthcare
  • Retail & eCommerce
  • Automotive
  • Telecom
  • Real Estate
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Advertising, Media & Marketing
  • Education
  • IT / ITeS
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Logistics

Data Categories

  • Best Use of Data Analytics in Business Intelligence
  • Best Use of Data Analytics in Predictive Modelling
  • Best Use of Data in Workforce Analytics
  • Best Use of Data & Insights in a Transformation Project
  • Best Use of Data in Marketing Analytics
  • Best Data Visualization Solution
  • Most Innovative Use of Data in the Cloud

Security Categories

  • Enterprise Cloud Security Solution
  • Best Cyber Security Consulting
  • Overall ID Management Solution
  • Overall Web Security Solution
  • Email Security Software Solution
  • Innovative Security Product of the Year
  • Security Innovation of the Year (Enterprise)
  • Security Innovation of the Year (SMB)
  • Cyber Security Company of the Year

Cloud Categories

  • Best Cloud Software as a Service
  • Best Cloud Infrastructure
  • Best Platform as a Service / Cloud Middleware
  • Best in Mobile Cloud Solution
  • Best in Hybrid Cloud Solution
  • Best Cloud Migration or Systems Integration Solution
  • Best Open-Source Cloud Solution
  • Best Cloud Business Intelligence Solution
  • Best Use of Telephony / Unified Communications in Cloud Computing
  • Best Environmental or 'Green' Use of the Cloud
  • Best Use of the Cloud in the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Best Geospatial Cloud Solution
  • Best Place to Work in the Cloud
  • Cloud Disruptor of the Year
  • Cloud Innovator of the Year
  • Best Cloud Service Provider of the Year
  • Best Cloud Automation Solution

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • AI/Automation Technology Service Provider
  • Best Use of Conversational AI
  • Best Use of Predictive AI Analytics
  • Best AI Start-up Award
  • Best AI Application

Crème-De-La-Crème

  • Most Innovative Technology Initiative
  • Best Place to Work in IT
  • Organisational Response to the Pandemic
  • Business Innovation – Covid Response
  • Best In Future of Health, Wellness & Safety
  • Best In Future of Initiatives for Working Mothers
  • Best In Future of People Focused Workplace Design
  • Special Award for Digital Resiliency

To nominate
fill the below form

Get in touch with

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  • +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.
KT Prasad

KT Prasad

MD & RVP Sales, India & SAARC, Zendesk
Shobhana Lele

Shobhana Lele

CIO, The Bombay Dyeing Company
Abhishek Chandra

Abhishek Chandra

CIO, IIFL Wealth & Asset Management Ltd.
Milind Khamkar

Milind Khamkar

Group CIO, SUPER-MAX
Keyur Desai

Keyur Desai

VP - IT, CIO - Essar Ports & Shipping, Head Info-Security, Network & Communications, Essar Group
Gautam Garg

Gautam Garg

Sr. Director & CIO, PepsiCo India
Brian Almeida

Brian Almeida

MD & Partner, Strategic Caravan International Pvt. Ltd.
Aashish Walia

Aashish Walia

Head - Marketing, India First Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Francis Rodrigues

Francis Rodrigues

SVP - Data Labs, Business Insights, Innovation - HDFC Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

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