Driven by IAMAI’s DX50 team – Chief Digital Officers’ Summit is a full day conference with discussions revolving around the central theme – ‘Digital at scale’. This summit is designed to be an informal gathering of brilliant minds under one roof and the discussions are intended to be of massive relevance to companies that are knee deep into digital, companies that are intending to scale-up digitally and companies who are entering the digital frame.

With discussions on transforming business models, customer experience & people, technology enablers for digital transformation as well as the role of the Chief Digital Officers’, this summit will entail everything you could ask for!

On the agenda for this conference includes networking, knowledge sharing, learning & unlearning, & discussing collaboration opportunities as CDOs prepare for the future!

With one successful edition where CDOs came along, networked, shared & learnt, having passed by, this year’s conference aims to be bigger & better!

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08:30 – 09:30 hrs Registration

  • 09:30 – 09:40 hrs
  • 09:40 – 10:00 hrs
  • Welcome Note by by Sarajit Jha, Chief Business Transformation Officer, Tata Steel
  • Special Address: From Digital Disruption to Dominance
  • By Deon Newman, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Strategy, IBM Asia Pacific
10:00– 10:05 hrs: Changeover
  • 10:05 – 10:50 hrs
  • Scaling business with smart application of digital marketing and marketing automation is a strategic priority across the boardrooms in India. While some companies and verticals are leading the pack and benefiting from this many more are struggling or playing catch up. In this session we will uncover the current state of marketing automation in India, how it is progressing on the hype cycle and the challenges being faced. How is the ecosystem evolving around platforms, people, data, policies etc. shaping up? And how should organizations prepare themselves to benefit the most from the array of options available.
  • Moderator: Abhinav Chamoli, Head – Advisory Partnership, Adobe
  • Speakers:
  • • Hareesh Tibrewala, Co-CEO, Mirum
  • • Himanshu Khanna, Country Head, Sitecore
  • • Rakesh Wadhwa, CMO, Future Generali Life Insurance
  • • Tushar Dani, SVP Digital & Consumer Tech, Lodha Group
  • • Uma Talreja, CMO, Shoppers Stop
10:50 – 11:10 hrs: Networking Break
  • 11:10 – 11:35 hrs
  • In this era of Epic Disruption, innovation by embracing Digital have become imperative for success. In this session we show and tell how companies are driving innovation by partnering with agile and nibble startups. A story of three exciting startups on how they added value for big enterprises
  • Moderator: Avnish Sabharwal, MD, Accenture Ventures
  • Speaker:
  • • Devraj Srinivasan – Director and Co-Founder, Linkeddots
  • • Raghavendra Kumar, Co-Founder, Yellow Messenger
  • • Ranjan Kumar – Founder & CEO, Entropik Technologies
11:35 – 11:40 hrs Changeover
  • 11:40 – 12:05 hrs
  • Speaker: Clifford Patrao, GBS, IBM India
12:05 – 12:10 hrs Changeover
  • 12:10 – 12:35 hrs
  • Speaker: Abhinav Chamoli, Head – Advisory Partnerships, Adobe
12:35 – 12:40 hrs Changeover
  • 12:40 – 13:05 hrs
  • When you think of a typical startup, what words come to mind? “Progressive and trendy?” “Lean and innovative?” “Agile and engaged?” Now, think of a classic Fortune 500 enterprise helping aspiring entrepreneurs among its employees build startups in-house with seed funding and incubation facilities. What are the words that come to mind now? “Bureaucratic,” “too political,” “hierarchical,” “legacy” and perhaps a bit “outmoded” Does it seem that they want to sip from a fountain of youth?
  • Four bold and unbeatable debaters will try to convince us either that the decades-old enterprises joining the startup bandwagon is the secret sauce to successfully scale up or is it the garages that will continue to dominate the success stories from start up to scale up with some of them becoming unicorns along the way
  • Moderator: Avnish Sabharwal, MD, Accenture Ventures
  • Debaters:
  • Team Incubate:
  • • Manish Gupta, CDO, Mastercard
  • • Vivek Vishnu, Author, Transformation Strategy for the Digital CIO
  • Team Garage:
  • • Devendra Parulekar, Founder, SaffronStays
  • • Wriju Ray, Chief Business Officer, IDfy
13:05 – 13:10 hrs Changeover
  • 13:10 – 13:35 hrs
  • Speakers: Kavinder Singh, MD & CEO, Mahindra Holidays
  • • Jayanta Banerjee, CIO, Tata Steel
  • • Kavinder Singh, MD & CEO, Mahindra Holidays
  • Moderator: Aneesh Chaudhry, CDO, HUL
13:35 – 14:30 hrs Networking Lunch
  • 14:30 – 15:05 hrs
  • Speaker: Sanjay Behl, CEO, Raymond (Lifestyle Business)
  • Moderator: Jaspreet Bindra, Independent Advisor
15:05 – 15:10 hrs Changeover
  • 15:10 – 15:35 hrs
  • Speaker: Rajesh Jejurikar, MD, Mahindra Farm
  • Moderator: Sarajit Jha, Chief Business Transformation Officer, Tata Steel
15:35 – 15:40 hrs Changeover
  • 15:40 – 16:25 hrs
  • Moderator: Nipun Mehrotra, CDO, IBM India/South Asia
  • Speakers:
  • • Deepak Sharma, CDO, Kotak Bank
  • • Guruprasad Chettiar, Consultant, Spencer Stuart
  • • Jiten Mahendra, VP, Lifestyle International (MAX)
  • • Nitin Chugh, Country Head, HDFC Bank
  • • Siddharth Dabhade, GM – India, Criteo
16:25 – 16:30 hrs Changeover
  • 16:30 – 16:55 hrs
  • Speakers: Souvik Banerjee, VP Digital Initiatives – Tata Group & CTO – Tata CLiQ
16:55 – 17:00 hrs Changeover
  • 17:00 – 17:25 hrs
  • Speaker: Rohit Gera, MD, Gera Developments
  • Moderator: Amit Verma, Sr. VP – Digital Transformation, Reliance Industries
17:25 – 17:30 hrs Changeover
  • 17:30 – 17:55 hrs
  • As per WEF, disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years. In many industries and countries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate. India's transition to a knowledge-based economy requires a new generation of educated and skilled people. Its competitive edge will be determined by its people's ability to create, share, and use knowledge effectively. A knowledge economy requires India to develop workers—knowledge workers and knowledge technologists—who are flexible and analytical, and who can be the driving force for innovation and growth. To achieve this India needs a flexible education system: basic education to provide the foundation for learning; secondary and tertiary education to develop core capabilities and core technical skills; and further means of achieving lifelong learning.
  • Moderator: Pritam Dutta, Head Data Strategy, Unilever
  • Debaters
  • • Anuj Varma, Senior Vice President, ICICI Prudential
  • • Sashidhar Vavilala, Head Digital Revenue, Aditya Birla Payments Bank
  • • Tina Singh, CDO, Mahindra Finance
  • • VeerChand Bothra, CTO, Netcore
  • • Wriju Ray, Chief Business Officer, IDfy
End of Conference

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