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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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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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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K. R. C. Murty

K. R. C. Murty

Vice President - Group CIO - Safety and Soundness

Deutsche Bank AG

KRC Murty has over 24 years experience in IT, having worked with some of the largest BFSI organisations like Times Bank, HDFC Bank, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank AG.

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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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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 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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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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