Overview

India’s digital journey has been remarkably inclusive led by exponential rise in data spurred by increasing smartphone & internet users and a strong foundation laid by government. Riding on this growth, businesses in India are becoming smarter by embedding Artificial Intelligence and data to change how work is done, equipping themselves for an era of man + machine. 

New forms of digital automation are changing the way enterprises operate by using advances in AI, Analytics, Blockchain and Security technologies to optimize business processes, personalize customer experiences and enhance decision-making. Enterprises are adopting hybrid infrastructure models faster than ever to be more competitive and to differentiate in the market. 

CIOs and IT Leaders in India are at the forefront of driving transformation to build their businesses smarter. We are at an inflection point with the organizations that weathered recent disruptions have likely grown stronger –and better ready to transform – as a result. Incumbents today are investing in technology to become more agile and enable something closer to a state of continuous transformation. Join this virtual event to know more about nuts and bolts of building a digital enterprise that can act rapidly on cognitive insights.

Agenda

Time Keynote
3:00- 3:30 PM AI for next generation smarter businesses - How to make it real
Track Details
Time Business & AI Modern Infrastructure Security and Resiliency Cloud and Data
3:30-3:50 PM Elevating Customer Experience through AI-Powered Marketing Manage IT complexity and harness the speed of technology innovation with IBM Services Platform with Watson Securing The Threats of Tomorrow, Today Cloud Migration: Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud
3:50- 4:10 PM Intelligent Automation: Retooling Processes with AI The IBM Cloud is the cloud for Smarter Business. Yours. Elevate your Cyber Security conversation to Cyber Resiliency Top Five Reasons to Run VMware on IBM Cloud
4:10- 4:30 PM Combining Forces to Transform Your Business: How IT and HR Leverage AI The best servers for Enterprise AI How to Gain Real, Unique Advantage from Data
4:30-4:50 PM IoT and AI: This Changes Every-thing Modernize your applications, componentized and consistently managed in your Private Data Center with IBM Cloud private
4:50 - 5:00 PM Q&A

3:00- 3:30 PM

AI for next generation smarter businesses - How to make it real


Track Details

3:30-3:50 PM

Elevating Customer Experience through AI-Powered Marketing

Manage IT complexity and harness the speed of technology innovation with IBM Services Platform with Watson

Securing The Threats of Tomorrow, Today

Cloud Migration: Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud


3:50- 4:10 PM

Intelligent Automation: Retooling Processes with AI

The IBM Cloud is the cloud for Smarter Business. Yours.

Elevate your Cyber Security conversation to Cyber Resiliency

Top Five Reasons to Run VMware on IBM Cloud


4:10- 4:30 PM

Combining Forces to Transform Your Business: How IT and HR Leverage AI

The best servers for Enterprise AI

How to Gain Real, Unique Advantage from Data


4:30-4:50 PM

IoT and AI: This Changes Every-thing

Modernize your applications, componentized and consistently managed in your Private Data Center with IBM Cloud private


4:50 - 5:00 PM

Q&A

Speakers

Prashant Pradhan

Prashant Pradhan

Chief Technical Officer
IBM India

Gunasekharan Chellappan

Gunasekharan Chellappan

Director IBM Analytics Business

Ravi Jain

Ravi Jain

Associate Director
Server Solutions for India South Asia

Bibhuti Rath

Bibhuti Rath

Technical Architect
IBM Cloud

Harsh Anand

Harsh Anand

Associate Director, Technical Sales
IBM India

Arun Hampapur

Arun Hampapur

Director, Integration Engineering and Project Office,
IBM Services Platform with Watson

Siddique A Mohammed

Siddique A Mohammed

Architect

Jeffrey I S Dare

Jeffrey I S Dare

Advisory Software Engineer

Sudhir Rao

Sudhir Rao

Senior Solutions Specialist
IBM Watson Talent Solutions

Girija Shanker

Girija Shanker

Partner, Global Business Services
IBM India/South Asia

Srivats Kamisetty

Srivats Kamisetty

Partner, Cloud Application Migration Services,
IBM India

Kaustubh Vazalwar

Kaustubh Vazalwar

Group Manager, Center of Competency
IBM Global Resiliency Services

Ratnakar Reddy

Ratnakar Reddy

Cloud Platform Leader, IBM India

Dr. Prashant Pradhan

Executive Director, Watson & Cloud, IBM India South Asia


Prashant is a senior executive at IBM with experience spanning IBM Research, IBM Global Services and IBM Sales & Distribution across multiple geographies. He is currently Executive Director for Watson and Cloud at IBM India South Asia.

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 international assignment, eventually moving to the India South Asia Business in 2008.

During his tenure in India, Prashant has driven maiden deals for IBM India in key industry verticals including Telecom, Renewable Energy, Financial services and Smart Cities. Prashant is a recipient of numerous corporate and academic awards and honors. He has served as chairman, panelist and speaker in leading local and international forums, press and media.

Kaustubh Vazalwar

CBCP MBCI PMP CISSP CISA


Kaustubh is a seasoned & certified resiliency professional with experience in strategic as well as technological aspects of business. His experience spans in the areas of Business Continuity as well as IT Disaster Recovery Planning (BCP/DRP) & management, Infrastructure & Information security implementation & consulting, Cyber resiliency, Information Risk Management services, Operational risk management, IS Audit, Assurance services & Compliance management.

Earlier, working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Kaustubh was a Senior Manager in the IT Risk Advisory Services team. He managed multiple programs in the areas of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Risk management & Cyber Security & Compliance run by the team globally & for customers worldwide. Most importantly, he lead the IT Disaster Recovery service line for the team. He has worked with prestigious customers across the globe and in various industry verticals like Banking, Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, Travel & Insurance, IT & ITES.

Kaustubh was recognized as the Continuity & Resilience Consultant in the BCI India awards in 2015 and was a Finalist in the CIR Business continuity awards 2015.

Kaustubh has numerous publications in multiple international magazines such as IT Biz Advisor, BCI Continuity, ISC2 Infosecurity Professional and has been a speaker at the BCM World Conference in 2013 & 2015.

Ratnakar Reddy

Cloud Platform Leader, IBM India


Ratnakar Reddy, is the IBM Watson & Cloud Platform Leader for India, South Asia Region, helping India's largest enterprises drive their growth & Innovation aspirations leveraging the power of IBM Cloud. Extensive Experience of over 18 years, 14 years with Microsoft in managing Enterprise Segment in India and part of the Core leadership team of Microsoft, sriving 500+ million USD Enterprise Business Segment of Microsoft.

Srivats Kamisetty

Partner, Cloud Application Migration Services, IBM India


Srivats is the Partner for Cloud Application Migration Servieces for IBM Global Business Services India. He has over 23 years of experience in the IT industry spanning consulting, sales, solutioning, setting up and successfully running global industry practices, off-shore development center and large scale delivery organizations. He has worked extensively across Industry vertices including Government, Retail and Automotive industries supporting premier Indian and global clients.

Girija Shanker

Partner, Global Business Services, IBM India/South Asia


Girija is a senior executive with multi-disciplinary experiences in Technology and Consulting. He has held leadership responsibilities in Sales and Strategy consulting and have supported multiple client engagements in BFSI, Consumer/Retail and Telecom industries. Girija is well acknowledged as a thought leader in Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation and Automation/ RPA.

Currently, Girija leads the Digital practice for IBM Global Business Services in India and South Asia markets. In this role, he is helping clients to re-imagine their business models using new age digital capabilities. Previously, Girija led New Markets vertical to drive growth in white space - particularly Global offshore centers.

Girija brings 18 years of diverse yet deep experiences across entire technology value chain - Strategy, Complex Deals, Project Management. He has led diverse technology initiatives and managed complex projects across dimensions in an industry undergoing rapid transformation. He has worked in Global technology MNCs – IBM, GE, HP, Wipro and understands Indian and Asian Markets.

Siddique A Mohammed

Architect


Currently working as a Architect, Watson Assistant for Solutions with IBM's Watson IoT Platform. IBM Master Inventor holding around 20+ patents in HCI/HMI, Mobility, IoT & Cognitive areas., these include high value patents granted. Along with his co-inventor, have been the first IBM ISL employee to contribute to IBM's 5in5. A yearly announcement made by IBM related to 5 technologies that would change the world in the next 5 years. IBM 5in5 for the year 2013 includes “Meuron – The Sixth Sense” an invention that brings mobile device as an extension to the five human senses.

Jeffrey I S Dare

Advisory Software Engineer


Short Bio- Jeffrey Dare is a Senior Developer involved with IBM Watson IoT since its inception. His areas of interest include Internet of Things (IoT) and devices. He has showcased and presented at multiple events - IBM Insights 2015, IBM Interconnect 2017 and IBM Think 2018 held in Las Vegas, IBM DevConnect and IBM Engage 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Sudhir Rao

Senior Solutions Specialist, IBM Watson Talent Solutions


Sudhir Rao is Senior Solution Specialist for IBM Watson Talent solutions at IBM. He leads the solution evangelization and business development of Talent Management solutions in India South Asia region. He has 18+ years of experience in architecting solutions across domains of talent management, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, business process management, project portfolio management and IT governance.

His experience includes pre-sales, solution architecture, solution delivery and solution procurement - this diverse experience aids him to conceive and position solutions that are business fit and future-ready. His work experience spans across STMicroelectronics, IBM and SERENA Software.

Gunasekharan Chellappan, Director- Hybrid Cloud & Analytics

Director IBM Analytics Business


With 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Guna has been extensively involved in the implementation of strategies and programs to drive incremental revenue across growth markets for both established solutions such as database and business applications as well as new solution areas such as bigdata solutions. In his current role, he works with leading organizations with their Machine Learning Strategy across various key industries such as Telecommunications, Financial Services, Retail as well as Public Services.

Sanjay Lulla

Country Leader – Storage Systems, India/South Asia


Sanjay is currently the Country Leader, IBM’s Storage Systems for India/South Asia.

His 24 years of rich IT industry experience across multinational organizations like IBM, EMC, HP, and Dell has helped him develop a unique vision where IT enables an adaptable competitive business with improved efficiency and optimized TCO. His experience spans the entire gamut of Enterprise technologies in strategic roles driving Business, Technical Sales, Business Development, Services, Large Bids, Consulting, Pre-sales and Marketing.

Sanjay has played a pivotal role in many transformation projects leveraging his thought leadership and Business skills in areas like Consolidation, Software Defined, Compute/Storage, Clouds, Information Protection, Big Data Analytics, Social and Mobile across verticals like Finance, Telecom, Manufacturing, Rich Media, Government, Education, Research, and High Performance Computing.

Sanjay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology and an MBA in Marketing & IT.
In his last role Sanjay was Heading Global Services for EMC India & SAARC where he was responsible for leading the Strategy and Business operations of the Global Services Organization.

He is also an active participant as a speaker at various industry forums and engages with C-level customers and Media folks at several industry events.

Ravi Jain

Designation - Associate Director - Server Solutions for India South Asia.


Ravi Jain (Ravi) is currently the Associate Director - Server Solutions for India South Asia. He is also a part of the India / South Asia Systems & Technology Leadership Team. In this role, he oversees the business of the complete range of IBM SERVER SOLUTIONS (Power & Mainframe) and related services in the India-south Asia region for clients from a diverse set of Industries. He assumed this responsibility in April 2016

Prior to this appointment, Ravi had held various appointments in the Systems and Technology business in the India South Asia from 2002, after he joined IBM from campus.

He was managing the West Region business from 2013 till 2015, where he was responsible for leading a team responsible for sales of IBM Server and Storage solutions in the enterprise and mid-market segments.

Ravi began his career with IBM in 2002 as Sales Specialist for the System X Servers. In his 15 years with IBM, he has undertaken various roles in India-South Asia, including that of a Product Manager for System XTM, BladeCenterTM and IntelliStationTM.

Ravi has done an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), and B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD).

Bibhuti Rath

Technical Architect | IBM Cloud


Bibuti have been in the consulting business from past 12 years helping organisations & businesses to transform. In his current role, he help customers to adopt Cloud Computing and help them with the journey to Cloud.

His past experiences include designing and delivering solutions for IT Infrastructure services based on Cloud Computing, Communications, end user Productivity and Collaboration. Expertise includes business consulting, service delivery, pre-sales, estimates and account management. Managing customer expectation and satisfaction. He has Worked with enterprises to manage cost and increase flexibility and accessibility of migrating to "Cloud Infrastructure." Helping customers to have a strategy for Cloud.

Harsh Anand

Associate Director, Technical Sales IBM India


Harsh Anand, has 20 plus years of experience in sales, business development, implementation of enterprise applications, working with customers in retail. BFSI and Consumer Products industries driving digital transformation in the functional areas of Commerce, Marketing and supply chain. In his current role he is responsible to drive sales and customer success for Watson Customer engagement solution at IBM.

Harsh is working with customers on how data driven marketing can help organization personalize experience, engage with customers on the right channel with the right content, use cognitive computing to increase conversion and retention. Harsh is also working with organization on driving unified experience for customers on their digital channels, provide inventory visibility across supply chain network to improve customer experience and enabling processes for flexible order fulfillment.

As part of go to market, Harsh is also driving processes in sales cycle to assess client maturity on business processes, building business case to justify investment and driving phased roadmap driven by business priorities and time to value.

Arun Hampapur, PhD

Director, Integration Engineering and Project Office, IBM Services Platform with Watson, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)GTS Labs, IBM India


Arun leads a team of world wide developers in developing the IBM Services Platform which leverages cognitive technologies for delivering managed hybrid cloud services. Arun’s goal is to make Enterprise IT as consumable as consumer IT (think Apple).

Prior to joining GTS Labs, Arun was a Director at IBM Research. He led the world wide Commerce Research effort for IBM’s Research Division. His teams worked on multiple aspects of commerce operations from Marketing, to e-Commerce, to Supply Chain, to B2B Integration and solutions for customer service. These solutions heavily leverage big data analytics, predictive analytics, data mining and optimization technologies and deliver value in specific industry contexts.

From 2009 – Jun 2012, Arun had the role of DE and Director in the Business Analytics and Math Sciences Department of IBM Research. In this role Arun led the creation of analytic solutions targeted at multiple industries in support of operations optimization, asset optimization, condition based management, cross agency coordination, safety and security.

Prior to this assignment Arun was on assignment to IBM Global Technology Services from 2008 -2009 as the CTO of Physical Security, where he provided technical direction for development of physical security solutions and services with a focus on smart video surveillance systems. The video analytics and core technology for smart surveillance was originally developed in IBM Research from 2001 to 2006 under Arun’s leadership. Dr Hampapur managed the Exploratory Computer Vision Group at IBM Research from 2003- 2006 and provided direction for several research activities including Biometrics, Video Analytics, Retail Checkout Analytics and video indexing.

He has published more than 80 papers on various topics related to asset optimization, video analysis, pattern recognition, searchable video and video surveillance and holds 60 US patents and more than 100 patent applications.

Dr Hampapur is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an IBM Master Inventor. Dr Hampapur obtained his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1995. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (class of 2011).

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