CIO Technology Congress

Agenda for Evening Conference & Reception

CIO Technology Congress (CTC) is an evening of moderated conversations where hand-picked industry experts discuss key challenges in technology, current and future issues different perspectives, and new opportunities for innovation that will unlock value for their companies.

Attendees will be inspired by the personal experience lessons shared by thought leaders, trendsetters, successful peers, evangelists and experts in the field.

You will wind down enjoying great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new learnings from the evening.

1700-1730 Hrs

Registration & Welcome Refreshments/Networking

1735-1740 Hrs

Welcoming Remarks

1745-1815 Hrs

The CIO Role in 2017

Gopalakrishna Bylahalli - Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Transformation & Enterprise Solutions at Happiest Minds

The transition of IT executives from technologists to business focused executives, combined with the increasing complexity of the technology landscape has meant the role of the modern CIO is more complex than ever been before. A few years ago, our discussions were centered around the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the boardroom, but modern businesses are now exhorting their technology commander-in-chief to leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization to better position itself for market-place success. CIOs need to invest in themselves, in their people, and in the technology excellence of their department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver.

The measure of success for CIOs in 2017 will not be so much about making enterprise decisions as it is about the impact they can bring on their organization's overall growth. Join Gopalakrishna Bylahalli, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Happiest Minds, in an inspiring talk that will capture the essence of the CIO role in the age of digital and disruptive technologies, the unique position of the role in influencing and catalyzing business growth and simply to better understand what it means to be a successful CIO in 2017.

1820-1840 Hrs

Accelerating Hybrid IT for Digital Business: Practical Considerations

Shivasankar K - Data Centre Business head, Dimension Data

Join this trendscoping keynote to understand IT Trends in 2017 that should be on every CIOs radar. While, the focus on digital is set to remain the key trend in the industry for the next 12 months, there are radical changes taking place in Cybersecurity, Machines being embedded in the workspace, IoT delivering on the promise of Big Data and Containers disrupting the Data Center.

1845-1935 Hrs

Cloud, Data, Digital, Cybersecurity: CIO Ammunition in a World of New Normal

Moderator: Sunil Rawlani - Former Chief Information Officer, HDFC Standard Life.
Panelists: Gopalakrishna Bylahalli - Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Happiest Minds Technologies;Rohan Deshpande - Co-founder & CTO, AirPay;Sharda Tickoo - Technical Head, Trend Micro;Kunal Khadalia - Product Sales Specialist - Data Center, Cisco;Rajesh Batra - Chief Information Officer (CIO), Reliance ADA;Uday Deshpande - CISO, Tata Motors

As anti-globalization reaches a crescendo and countries turn to protectionism, the business landscape is set to change fundamentally; tomorrow's environment may be unpredictable and different, but no less rich in possibilities for those who are prepared. Cloud, Data, Digital and Cybersecurity have risen to the top of a CIO's technology arsenal in their battle to uncover the insights that drive disruption, inform business strategy and create new business models that fuel growth for their organizations.

Join this panel, which places special emphasis on experiential learning, to understand how CIOs and technology vendors, armed with Cloud, Data, Digital and Cybersecurity warriors, are preparing to fight their battles in a world of new normal.

1935-1945 Hrs

Closing Remarks

1945-2200 Hrs

1-1 Meetings, Cocktail Reception, Networking & Dinner

*agenda subject to change

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venue Trident - Bandra Kurla, Mumbai