For Technology Leaders
12th September, Wednesday

Designed for 'Technologists' looking to leverage next generation technologies to build and innovate at scale. Hear the very latest from IBM Experts, clients and dive deep into technical sessions on Cloud, Data, AI and emerging digital technologies.

Why Attend?
Think Summit 2018 is designed to help you develop the right skills to design, deploy, and operate with the latest technologies for aligning your infrastructure and applications. Think Summit will help you maximize your enterprise innovation with access to scalable and flexible IT.

Dr. Mae Jemison

American Engineer
Physician and NASA Astronaut

Dr. Mae C. Jemison broke more than the sound barrier in 1992 when she climbed aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and became the first woman of color to travel into space.  She was also NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness.  Dr. Jemison is a highly sought after speaker on issues of health care, social responsibility, technology, education, STEM, and motivation.

Karan Bajwa

Managing Director
IBM India

Karan Bajwa is a business leader with rich experience and expertise in driving transformation across the IT and Telecom sector in India as well as in the Asia Pacific region. Karan is currently the Managing Director of IBM India Pvt. Ltd and the Regional General Manager for India South Asia. He is responsible for all of IBM's sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In addition, Karan also plays a key role in enabling capabilities across IBM’s global missions in India, including research and innovation labs. Karan took up this role in 2017 with a mandate to make IBM the number one Cloud and Cognitive solutions company in India/South Asia.

Prior to joining IBM, Karan was the Managing Director, Microsoft India, where besides leading the India business for the company, he also the led the Cloud Transition and the Ecosystem engagement. Under his leadership, Microsoft India achieved success both internally and externally, including being recognized as the best performing subsidiary. Karan has an excellent understanding of enterprises as well as insights into the Indian Public Sector, having led the teams for these businesses for Microsoft for 6 years, prior to being appointed as the MD.

Before joining Microsoft, Karan had a successful stint as Head – Public Sector Business for Cisco India. In other roles he handled various responsibilities traversing the organization, including services and business development in the APAC region.

At IBM Singapore, from 2001-2006, as the head for the Networking Business for ASEAN region, Karan was responsible for transforming the Networking business across the seven countries.

Karan is on the Executive Council of NASSCOM, which plays a strategic role through focused initiatives and programs of enabling the Indian IT sector. Karan is also on FICCI’s National Council and AMCHAM’s Executive Board, working closely with industry peers and PSEs on national and regional issues.

Karan is a “People” focused business leader and believes that best lessons are learned from real people, as he has from his mentors.

Karan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Karan is actively engaged in the startup ecosystem, to learn the new economy, and is also an angel investor with early positions in FindYahan (now Zimmber), NewBytes and TheManCompany.

Dr. Prashant Pradhan

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
IBM Asia Pacific

Dr. Prashant as the CTO and Chief Developer Advocate will lead a team of Deep Technology experts to drive IBM’s Platform conversations around Cloud and Cognitive with Enterprises, ISV's, Developers, and Startups.

In his earlier role, he was leading IBM’s Watson Business for India and South Asia. Prior to this he was leading IBM’s Smarter Cities business for India and South Asia, with a portfolio covering Smarter Cities, Analytics, and Smarter Commerce.

Prashant is a senior executive at IBM with experience spanning IBM Global Services and IBM Research, across multiple geographies. Prashant joined IBM in 2001 as a Research Scientist at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, after completing his PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT Delhi in 1996. Prashant moved to India in 2007 on an IBM international assignment, eventually moving to the India South Asia Business Unit in 2008.

During his tenure in India, Prashant was responsible for IBM India’s maiden deals in key industry verticals including Telecom Passive Infrastructure, Renewable Energy and Financial Inclusion. Prashant is a recipient of numerous corporate and academic awards and honors. He has served as chairman, panelist and speaker in numerous international conferences and prominent industry forums.

Jayanta Banerjee

Group CIO
Tata Steel 

Jayanta Banerjee is the CIO at Tata Steel limited, focusing on IT, Digital and Automation. 
He has been a business leader in TCS focused on the products and platforms business strategy and governance. 
He worked for TCS for more than 24 years and has lead businesses, sales, delivery and operations globally. 
He has played key leadership roles in industry initiatives specific to Life Sciences, CPG and Natural Resources. 
He has Spearheaded strategic entries into these verticals and also lead major transformational programs. He has been instrumental in nurturing many strategic partnerships for TCS

Think Studio

IBM Q - Get quantum ready

Experience Quantum for the first time in India.
IBM Q is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business and science. We’ve embarked on a journey in collaboration with Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions and research labs around the globe to advance quantum computing and begin exploring potential applications.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Ready to Race?
Let your adrenaline kick in with an immersive simulation of driving an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (RBR) F1 car and set your lap record. While you do that, learn from our experts on how IBM Infrastructure powers Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to the podium in Formula 1. IBM infrastructure allows the RBR Engineers to focus on the Car, not IT!

Cloud Advantage:  Workload Modernisation, Migration & Storage

Cloud Advantage:  Workload Modernisation, Migration & Storage

Enterprises today need a smarter cloud solution, one that tackles aggressive demands for big data resources, machine learning and analytics, all at web scale. Join us for a look inside the capabilities of IBM Cloud and see how we are helping companies unlock new levels of performance, security and flexibility to support their critical workloads in the era of Digital Transformation. 

Agility & Insights :  Data, AI and Machine learning at Scale

Agility & Insights : Data, AI and Machine learning at Scale

Organizations often struggle to get value from their data because it is hard to access, manage or optimize. Learn how to combine proven data, analytics, AI technology, and expertise across industries to drive game-changing outcomes. Benefit from advanced analytics, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, machine and deep learning to deliver faster, better insights at scale. Find the right approach for your data and you could transform your business, your industry, and even the world.

Delivering next generation Digital Experience

Delivering next generation Digital Experience

Now is your time to be the disruptor–see change before it happens or risk losing relevance. The way forward is to practice continuous reinvention of your business with the customer and employee at the core.. Redesign workflows and processes with AI, automation, IoT, and blockchain so your team can focus on uncovering insights that protect and fuel innovation at scale. In this track, learn how you could know more about Deliver next generation Digital Experience to your customers.

Think Tanks

Think Tanks

Bring your curiosity to engage, experience and immerse with IBM experts to harness breakthrough technologies like AI, Quantum computing and Blockchain. It is all about experiencing, learning together and an opportunity to ask the experts.

Developer Zone

Developer Zone

The developer track in the Think Summit will give the developers an opportunity to learn and up skill themselves across emerging technologies featured at the conference.

  • Connect with experts from IBM and the community, and learn how to get the most from IBM technology.
  • Choose from a variety of learning opportunities to deepen your expertise, from keynotes, developer track, experience zones, hands-on labs curated specially for developers.
  • Customize your learning –by pre-registering for one of the tracks within the developer agenda, you can choose to attend either the Cloud & Data, AI or Blockchain session based on your area of interest. ·
  • Discover the latest trends, tools, and code patterns.

Connect with experts

This half-day event brings CIO´s and senior practitioners, working with analytics, cloud, infrastructure and architecture in one place, to learn and discuss ways to meet the changing need of business with Cloud and AI.
Get to engage the people behind the latest technology, business trends, and innovations. From IBM executives to visionary speakers to subject matter experts with deep technical knowledge, you'll have the opportunity to openly discuss the topics that matter most to you.

Connect with experts