Speakers

CIO CROWN

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Ninad Karpe

Ninad Karpe

Director

Aptech Ltd.

Ninad Karpe has recently authored a book on business strategies, titled “BOND to BABA”,

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Vivek Vishnu

Vivek Vishnu

Author - Transformation strategy for the Digital CIO

The endeavour of Digital Transformation is perhaps the most significant challenge facing corporations. In the views of the author, a successful Digital Transformation is a convergence of Strategic Realignment of organisation, people-centric Change Management and innovative implementation of Advanced Technologies.

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Industry Speakers

Ajay Bakshi

Ajay Bakshi

Senior Vice President – Business Transformation

Aegis Limited

Ajay Bakshi is an expert in enterprise-wide Digital Roadmap, Implementation of Automated Systems and Processes, MDM, and Analytics in large enterprises. You can call him the ‘IT guy who understands business’ or ‘the business guy who understands IT’.

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Ajay Kumar Meher

Ajay Kumar Meher

Senior Vice President & Head - IT and Post Production

Sony Pictures Networks Pvt. Ltd.

Ajay Kumar Meher is an industry veteran with 20+ years of experience in leading IT solution implementation in alignment with business for multiple industries/technologies, including Media and Broadcasting, Consumer Electronics and ITES.

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Amit Madhan

Amit Madhan

President & Group Head- IT & eBusiness

Thomas Cook India

Amit Madhan is an Economics Honours from Delhi University, post which he did MBA from Sydenham College, Mumbai.

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Aruna Rao

Aruna Rao

Group Chief Technology Officer

Kotak Mahindra Bank and Group Companies

Aruna Rao is the Group Chief Technology Officer for Kotak Mahindra Bank and Group Companies.

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Dr. Nitin Paranjape

Dr. Nitin Paranjape

Founder and CEO

Maxoffice Services Pvt. Ltd.

Specialization: Optimizing Unstructured Work (which consumes 50% of your time every day)

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Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh

Chief Information Officer

JK Cement

Jitendra Singh is a techno-functional leader with experience in conceptualising and delivering solutions across divisions on the web, e-commerce and other platforms. He is passionate about creating and scaling new environments in the Internet and Mobile space, and working with internal divisions and senior management in identifying opportunities in the Digital space. Jitendra is also responsible for Digital Transformation in the organisation involving People, Process and Technology as core pillars.

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Manish Choksi

Manish Choksi

President – International, IT, HR & Chemicals

Asian Paints Limited.

Manish Choksi is the President – International, IT, HR & Chemicals at Asian Paints Limited.

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Manish Gaur

Manish Gaur

Head IT

Patanjali

Manish Gaur has over 18 years rich experience working with Software, Education, KPOs, System Interrogators and Manufacturing companies, including in the Silicon, Adhesive, Automobiles, Cement, Glass, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Elevators, and Engineering verticals.

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Pankaj Bhargava

Pankaj Bhargava

Chief Information Officer

Pidilite Industries Limited

Mr. Pankaj Bhargava is Chief Information officer , Pidilite Industries Limited.

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Prakash Dharmani

Prakash Dharmani

Global CIO

Essel Propack Limited

Prakash Dharmani is the Global CIO at Essel Propack Limited, the largest global specialty packaging company, manufacturing laminated & plastic tubes catering to the FMCG and Pharma space.

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Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain

CIO

Evalueserve

Sachin Jain is CIO (Global IT Operations) and CISO at Evalueserve. In this function he is responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation, support and Information security worldwide as an integral component of business plan. At Evalueserve, Sachin is providing executive leadership as head of Global IT and Information Security. Sachin has engineered turnaround of IT’s performance and service levels, transformed IT into a strategic business partner, managed and delivered multiple large scale projects on time and within budget. Before joining Evalueserve in Dec 2000, Sachin was leading the project Ties2Family, India's first social networking website way back in 2000. Before that, Sachin has spent about 5 years working with a start up, Asian Paints and as a freelancer.

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Sammeer Saurabbh

Sammeer Saurabbh

Chief Technology Officer

HDFC Securities Ltd

Sammeer Saurabbh has over 25 years of experience in IT and Capital Markets (DP, Custody, Equities and Derivatives markets, Portfolio Management System, Mutual Fund, Core and Retail Banking, Credit Cards/Channels, etc). He is responsible for all enterprise planning, strategic, change and operational IT services across all business units in BFSI.

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Sanjay Prasad

Sanjay Prasad

Chief information Officer

Tata Power

Sanjay Prasad is CIO for Tata Power Company, an integrated utility covering Generation, Transmission, Distribution-Retail, Renewables and Power Trading value chain. Sanjay is also responsible for facilitating the digitalisation framework within his organisation. His earlier roles were primarily those of CIO and Technology and Innovation Management in the CTO's Office in TCS and for the BPO business in TCS and Citigroup, with prior successful progressive stints in Colgate, Unilever and Tata Motors. As EVP at Citigroup, Sanjay was a member of the global IT leadership team, and also brought in the business perspective having set up and managed a 1200+ client-facing Technology Services P&L covering business requirements, business acceptance testing, user access management and global service desks across NA, EMEA and ASPAC primarily in the Banking and Financial Services space.

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Sanjay Narkar

Sanjay Narkar

Chief Technology Officer

IDFC Bank

A Postgraduate from BITS with over 34 years of experience in BFSI - IT, Sanjay Narkar has worked with MNC Banks, Consumer and Wholesale Banks in India and abroad. Sanjay is very strong in the Banking and Finance Technology Solution Domain, along with IT Support, Service, Delivery, Team, Vendor Management and SLA Management, Defining IT Vision, and Project Planning Execution Management. Under his leadership, his team has successfully completed three large IT merger projects in the Indian banking industry.

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Sunil Mehta

Sunil Mehta

Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director – Central Asia

J Walter Thompson

Sunil Mehta is an accomplished CIO with expertise

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Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar

Partner and CIO

Grant Thornton India

Suresh Kumar is Partner and CIO, with Grant Thornton India, a leading International Management Consulting firm. Suresh is a seasoned IT Professional with engineering and management background.

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Vikas Arora

Vikas Arora

Vice President Global IT & Security

Toluna

Vikas Arora is a seasoned technologist specialiSing in cyber security with over 20 years experience working within the IT industry.

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Partner Speakers

Avinash V Joshi

Avinash V Joshi

Vice President - Infrastructure Services, GTS

IBM Asia Pacific

Avinash is the Vice President, Infrastructure Services for IBM Asia Pacific. He is responsible for driving IBM's mission across Hybrid Cloud, Digital Workplace, Resiliency, Networking and Security.

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George Asgari

George Asgari

APAC - Head of Regional Customer Engineering Team

Google

Enterprise architect and cloud platform strategist with over 20 years of experience in leading transformation and change in the enterprise segment, technology architecture and developing an innovation culture in organisations.

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Krithiwas Neelakantan

Krithiwas Neelakantan

Director Channel for India & SAARC Operations

NetApp

Krithiwas Neelakantan is the Director Channel for India & SAARC Operations for NetApp. He joined NetApp in August 2012. In his current mandate, Krithiwas will spearhead channel development and channel enablement programs, cementing channel relationships and further drive sales through joint go-to-market with the NetApp partner ecosystem.

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Lakshmi Narayan Rao (Lux Rao)

Lakshmi Narayan Rao
(Lux Rao)

Director & Leader – Solutions

Dimension Data India

Lux Rao has joined Dimension Data has the Director & Head of Solutions based in Bangalore.

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Sandeep Pendharkar

Sandeep Pendharkar

Director : Pointnext Sales

HPE Pointnext –India

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Sandeep Pendharkar serves as Director & Head of Sales for HPE Pointnext for India Geography. He is responsible for the Sales Strategy and GTM execution for all HPE Services comprising of Advisory Professional Services (AP&S) as well as Operational Services (OS) for HPE in India.

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Independent Jury for
The IT Genius Awards & Healthcare Honors

Anil Nadkarni

Anil Nadkarni

Director

NKGSB Bank

Anil Nadkarni has over 34 years of core IT experience across multiple industry verticals such as Manufacturing, Travel and Hospitality, Insurance, EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction), and Banking.

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Pratap Gharge

Pratap Gharge

Founder & CEO

Multisoft Consultants LLP

Mr. Pratap Gharge is Founder & CEO for Multisoft Consultants LLP Since Jul’2018, the company for providing Strategy Advisory Services for Digital/IT Transformation using latest Technologies and CIO On Demand services.

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Sandeep Phanasgaonkar

Sandeep Phanasgaonkar

An SME and a partner to PE

Sandeep has over three decades of experience in applying IT solutions to finance, banking, BPO and ITO.

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Vikas Gadre

Vikas Gadre

Chairperson for IS and Faculty

School of Business Management NMIMS

Vikas Gadre is a senior professional with 42 years of experience in the industry.

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