Digital Leadership Summit 2017

12th October, 2017 Hotel Leela, Andheri E, Mumbai, INDIA

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About The Conference

As per latest study of World Economic Forum, there is an opportunity at all levels of business and government to help unlock the estimated $100 trillion of value that digitalization could create over the next decade. Digital Transformation, as this is commonly called, has immense potential to change consumer lives, create value for business and unlock broader societal benefits and offer many opportunities of growth to every industry and organizations. BMA digital leadership summit 2017 will present a wealth of knowledge about this new world of digital business and its impact on society and enterprises.

Insightful sessions on following
- Digital technologies of social innovations
- Apply IoT
- Machine learning and cognitive thinking
- Digital/smart manufacturing
High Level Plenary Sessions digital strategies for enterprises
Participation by IT Leaders CEO-CDO-CIO Session
30+ Legendary speakers Focus on Emerging Technologies
Success case studies from enterprise and start ups

Rich deliberations opportunity and insight full sessions from a galaxy of speakers industry, government, consulting firms, vendors, academics and startups.

Who Should Attend

Business heads, Technology heads, Digital heads, Innovation heads, Marketing heads, Sales heads, Operations heads, Finance heads, HR heads and Chief Executive Officers of medium and large size companies in every sector of the economy – both public and private sector. About 200-250 delegates are expected to attend this conference.

Roundtable / Panel Discussion

1. Scope of Digital technologies for improving health, education, financial inclusion etc. services for bottom of pyramid
Panelist: IT state secretaries, digital solution & IT vendors and consultant
2. Digital strategy for manufacturing sector toward Smart Factory, Digital Factory, Factory optimization and global learning
Panelists: Chief operation manager, academician, Chief digital officer/ Chief information officer
3. Investment scenario for IoT and Machine learning projects in Indian industry : Benefit analysis
Panelists: CIOS/ CDOs/ Analyst
4. Panel discussion for Applying AR, VR, IoT, 3D printing, Blockchain, Bigdata, M/C learning, M/C cognition
Panelists: solution developers, scientist and startups/incubators
5. Faster digital adoption in corporates and government : opportunities for : role of startups
Panelists: CIOs, start ups, venture capitalist and analyst

Notable Speakers

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

B. Ravi

Inst Chair, Prof of Mechanical Eng & Heads E-Foundry and BETiC, IIT Bombay

Anthony Thomas

Group Chief Information Officer, GE Global

Ramanathan Ramanan

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Ayog

Prof. Kavi Arya

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Dept., IIT Bombay,, Principal Investigator

Ron Victor

Founder & CEO, ioTium

Prakash Jayaram

Partner, Digital Government Advisory, EY, India

Siddhartha Kataki

Vice President and Head of Network Shared Services, Vodafone

Sarajit Jha

Chief Digital officer of Tata steel

Peter Gartenberg

Chief Digital officer of Tata steelGeneral Manager, Enterprise Commercial, India at Microsof

Leslie D'Monte

National Technology Editor, MINT, HT Media Ltd Mumbai Area, India

Nandkumar Saravade

Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT)

Event Schedule

Conference Program Outline

9.30 am - 10.15 am
Plenary Session
TRACK 1: Digital Enabled Biz Transformation TRACK 2: Emerging Technologies
10.15 am - 1.00 pm : Leveraging Digital for Bottom of Pyramid 10.15 am - 1.00 pm : Applying Machine Learning & Cognition
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm : Digital Manufacturing 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm : Applying IoT
4.45 pm - 6.00 pm
Stategies for Buinsess Transformation
Valedictory Session

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Plenary Session

> 9:30 – 9:35 Welcome Address
> 9:35 – 10:00 Address by Guest of Honor
> 10:00 – 10:30 Address by Chief Guest
> 10:30 – 11:00 Panel Discussion
03:45 PM – 05:30 PM

Strategies for Business Transformation & Acceleration

> 3:45 – 5:00 Strategies for Digital Enabled Business Acceleration
> 3:45 – 4:00 Speaker 1
> 4:00 – 5:00 Panel Discussion
> Panel Discussion Topics:
- Trends in Digital Transformation and Software Enabled Business
- New Digital Business Models, eg, Creating subscription models (pay per use, per day, etc)
- Digital Transformation Accelerators
- Digital interfaces for transformation
- Digital Integrations and Disruptions in New Businesses
- Can digital disrupt luxury products
- Creating an audio and video interface for products (eg talking to car, washing machine)
- Digital Innovations & Culture (adding service to a product, 30 min delivery)
- Digital Enabled Products and Services (eg smartwatch for smartphone)
- Transforming products to facilitate hobbies (eg camera, kitchenware)
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM

Valedictory Address - Recognizing digital India start-ups

05:30 PM – 05:35 PM

Vote of Thanks

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Leveraging Digital for Bottom of Pyramid (BoP)

> 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Speaker 1
> 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Speaker 2 / Paper presentation
> 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
While digital adoption is maximum among the affluent class, the maximum impact would come when it is used to serve the lower income population, which will benefit a lot as digital lowers the cost and increased the reach of a wide variety of services – health, education, savings, loans, pension, etc. This session will discuss what has been the achievements and learning so far, and ways to enhance them in terms of impact and reach.
Topics of discussion:
- Leveraging digital for ramping BoP onto basic necessities – health, education,financial inclusion & impact on economy
- Leveraging digital for ramping BoP onto government schemes & programs
- Leveraging digital for ramping BoP onto business & commerce
- Biz Models for aggregating BoP
- Digital schemes launched by GoI for manufacturing growth
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Smart Digital Manufacturing

> 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Speaker 1
> 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Speaker 2 / Paper presentation
> 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Panel Discussion
There are several applications of digital technologies for smart manufacturing.
Topics of discussion:
- Trends in smart manufacturing
- Software enabled manufacturing business
- Monitoring machine utilization
- Minimizing defects using digital monitoring – images, sounds, temperature, etc
- Using digital to offer customization choices to customers
- Platform innovations
- Product innovation using VR
- Use of autonomous vehicles and robots
- Remote controlled skilled manufacturing (eg pharma) / monitoring (eg thermal plant, soft drinks factory)
- Data Analytics & Intelligence
- Smart Manufacturing Framework
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Applying AR, VR, IoT, 3D Printing, BlockChain, Big Data, Machine Learning & Machine Cognition

> 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Speaker 1
> 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Speaker 2 / Paper presentation
> 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
Machine learning is an application of AI techniques that enables the computers to learn automatically without explict programming. This is achieved through Data Analysis that detects patterns in data and automatically builds analytical models iteratively. The system adjusts the model over a period of time with or without human inputs to improve accuracy. Examples include detection of frauds in credit card usage, customer segmentation etc. Machine Cognition is a fairly advanced state of Machine Learning, whereby the computer systems are able to simulate human thought processes. These systems can interpret and understand objects, people, environments, situations, etc.
Topics of discussion:
- Big Data trends
- Evolution of Machine Learning & Machine Cognition
- Applications of Machine Learning
- Applications of Machine Cognition
- Impact of ML & MC on society, jobs, education, careers, innovation, intellectual property, etc.
- Applications of ML & MC in various verticals
- Leveraging emerging digital technologies - AR, VR, 3D, ML, Big Data, AI, API & Blockchain
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Applying IoT

> 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Speaker 1
> 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Speaker 2 / Paper presentation
> 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Panel Discussion
IoT has numerous business applications such as enabling smart homes & buildings, enabling them to auto-respond to changes in weather, sunlight, fires, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, etc. IoT can supply meaningful information to a large number of industries such as manufacturing, insurance, fleet operators, logistics companies, construction companies, zoos, etc.
Topics of discussion:
- IoT Frameworks
- Smart & Safe - Homes & Buildings
- IoT applications in various business verticals
- Building PPP based on IoT
- Impact of IoT on Society

Partnership Opportunities

This Digital Leadership conference offers a fantastic opportunity for companies that offer products, services & solutions related to digital transformation and acceleration to showcase and interact with the CEOs and CXOs of medium and large companies that are all aspiring to ride the digital wave. This is a unique conference that targets the decision makers and covers business the business and technology aspects.


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Single delegate
  • (Plus free logo branding on BMA website as Conference Partner)
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  • BMA Member Discount : Rs.1000 per person
  • BMA Partner Discount : Rs.1000 per person
  • Early Bird Discount : Rs.1000 per person (up to Sept 30, 2017)

(Incl. GST) / head
5 or more delegates
  • (Plus free logo branding on BMA website as Conference Partner)
  • Download registration form at
  • BMA Member Discount : Rs.1000 per person
  • BMA Partner Discount : Rs.1000 per person
  • Early Bird Discount : Rs.1000 per person (up to Sept 30, 2017)


Recognizing Startups which make Digital India Proud

BMA is committed to recognize and provide platform to emerging solutions providers, to celebrate their contributions and introduce their solution success stories with business and government leaders. Hon‘able Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis has been invited to grace the Summit and recognize the start-ups which have presented innovative solution and demonstrated on a consistent basis the impact of leveraging technology solution. The Summit aims to recognize select startups as under the following categories: - IOT - Digital Manufacturing - Machine Learning - Technology serving Citizens of India.

Finalists will be provided chance to present their solution in the conference and will be recognized for their contribution.
For participation details and submission of entries visit Last date for applying is Sept 25, 2017.

BMA shall release a compendium which will be widely circulated within industry professionals highlighting key transformational success stories from the Digital Ecosystem.

To include your business success stories within the Compendium, please reach out to us at