Speakers 2017

CIO CROWN

Speakers 2017

Keynote Speakers

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta

Executive Director and President

Netmagic
(An NTT Communications Company)

Sunil Gupta, known as the man who has built and run most data centers in India, is the Executive Director and President of Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company.

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Industry Speakers

Kunal Pande

Kunal Pande

Partner, Advisory Services

KPMG

Kunal is a Partner – Advisory Services, at KPMG in India. He has deep experience in the areas of technology enabled business transformation, Risk Management, IT Strategy, Solution Selection, Information Risk & Governance, Security and Business Continuity. Kunal has advised a number of clients across industry verticals – primarily BFSI and Telecom.

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Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Founder

Potentials & Possibilities

An entrepreneur-turned-academician & Innovation evangelist, speaker at TEDx platforms, founded three companies from 1990 to 2005 in the domain of Machine tools and automation. Sold his commercial interests in these companies in 2005, took a year off to learn the science of Yoga (in 2005-06, explored Yoga at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sanstha, Bangalore, Kaivalyadham, Lonavala and later at Bihar School of Yoga, Rikhia-Jharkhand) and then plunged into academics & research (2006 onward). Has mentored 100+ startups since then.

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Dr. Nitin Paranjape

Dr. Nitin Paranjape

Founder and CEO

Maxoffice Services Pvt. Ltd.

Productivity Guru Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional (Regional Director is an honorary designation. It does not mean employment with Microsoft nor does it attract any monetary remuneration. It is an acknowledgement of depth of knowledge and customer focus.)

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Dr Pradeep Pendse

Dr Pradeep Pendse

Prof and Dean for IT/e-Business/Business Design

Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool)

As an IT Consultant/CIO/Entrepreneur for nearly 15 years, and concurrently as a passionate teacher (for 20 years) Dr Pendse describes his purpose in life as ‘helping others succeed”.

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CIO Speakers

A Balaji

A Balaji

Global Chief Information Officer

UPL (formerly United Phosphorus Ltd)

A Balaji is a strategic executive with CIO level success in deploying large business solutions, governance and security in enterprises. He is a quality leader with the ability to work in multiple geographies.

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Ajay Kumar Meher

Ajay Kumar Meher

Senior Vice President – 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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Anthony Thomas

Anthony Thomas

Group Chief Information Officer

GE Global, GE Digital

Anthony Thomas (Tony) is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for GE Global Growth Organization (GGO). In this role, Tony works closely with our GE business partners across all regions outside USA to understand their local needs and deliver in-market solutions that support our global technical strategy. Additionally, Tony is responsible to help execute GE’s IT global shared services vision and is also the CIO for GE South Asia region. Tony joined GE in September 2015.

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Dhiren Savla

Dhiren Savla

Global CIO

VFS global

Dhiren Savla is an Engineering graduate from the University of Mumbai with over 25 years of industry experience in various leadership roles.

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Goutam Datta

Goutam Datta

Vice President - Technology

ICICI Lombard

Goutam Datta is a passionate and proven strategic technology leader with a firm belief in creating tangible business value through use of technology solutions to drive and deliver business results. He’s a great believer of the ‘one team’ concept and leading teams to achieve collective results.

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Jayantha Prabhu

Jayantha Prabhu

Chief Information Officer

Essar Group &

India Business Head

AGC Networks

Jayantha Prabhu is the Chief Information Officer at Essar Group and India Business Head AGC Networks. He has been associated with the Essar Group since January 1999, and has been responsible for establishing the company’s technical

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Kalpana Maniar

Kalpana Maniar

President & Group CIO

Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd.

Kalpana Maniar leads and supports the digital transformation process at Edelweiss through enterprise technology and strategic initiatives.

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Ritu Madbhavi

Ritu Madbhavi

Chief Information Officer

FCB Ulka Advertising Ltd

A pragmatist with ambition, Ritu Madbhavi has always strived for exactitude. Graduating top of her class with a degree in Statistics from Delhi University served as a launch pad for her passion, mathematics. A Master's Degree from Carlton University, Canada, moulded her into the logician she is today.

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Vijay Sethi

Vijay Sethi

Chief Information Officer & Head - CSR

Hero MotoCorp Ltd

Vijay Sethi is the Chief Information Officer and Head Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturing company. He also leads innovation efforts in the company and the headed the HR function for sometime earlier.

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Partner Speakers

Abhishek Rungta

Abhishek Rungta

Founder & CEO

Indus Net Technologies

Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO of Indus Net Technologies is an Entrepreneur, Digital Strategy Consultant, Software Architect, Marketing Geek, Angel Investor and a Visionary.

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Seema Ambastha

Seema Ambastha

SVP - India & Global Business

Netmagic
(An NTT Communications Company)

Seema Ambastha is the Senior Vice President – India & Global Business at Netmagic,

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Dr. Mohan Chandrasekaran

Dr. Mohan Chandrasekaran

Founder & CEO

adStringO Software Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Mohan has successfully completed 5 years of his Entrepreneurial journey recently. He is Founder of Sudesi Cloud & adStringO Software. He has conceived the adStringO compression product idea

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Bhushan Lawate

Bhushan Lawate

Head of SAM practice

Crayon India

Bhushan heads the SAM practice for Crayon India and leads all business and delivery nationally. Prior to joining Crayon he served as Associate Director with the Contract Compliance Services (CCS) practice in Risk Consulting Services at KPMG in India.

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Neeraj Mediratta

Neeraj Mediratta

Managing Director & CEO

Ace Data Devices Pvt Ltd

Starting his career in sales & marketing in Pharmaceuticals, Neeraj soon left that industry for a more progressive and innovative IT career, better suited to his working style and temperament.

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Pramod Sharda

Pramod Sharda

CEO

IceWarp India

Pramod Sharda is the CEO of IceWarp India, a seasoned Business professional with a sharp acumen for business. As CEO of IceWarp India, his role is in providing leadership to grow IceWarp’s presence and create the market share in India.

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Independent Jury for
The IT Genius Awards & Healthcare Honors

C N Ram

C N Ram

Senior Advisor

Warburg Pincus India Pvt Ltd

C N Ram joined Warburg Pincus in their Mumbai India office in July 2015 as Senior Advisor to provide Technology oversight for their IT investments across portfolios.

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Anil Jaggia

Anil Jaggia

Entrepreneur

A graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad and an engineer from IIT, Kanpur; Anil Jaggia has strong credentials and brings with him over 29 years of rich experience across a wide spectrum of financial services.

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Anil Jaggia

Anil Khopkar

Director

Mentwiser Services

I, Anil Khopkar, am founder director of start-up, Mentwiser Services, a company with focus on mentoring growth poised medium sized enterprises.

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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. Previously the CIO at Tata Chemicals, he is currently engaged in the IoT space.

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