Digital Leadership Summit 2017

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

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Notable Speakers

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Nandkumar Saravade

Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT)

Peter Gartenberg

General Manager, Enterprise Commercial, India at Microsoft

Anthony Thomas

Group Chief Information Officer, GE Global

Sarajit Jha

Chief Digital Officer
Tata Steel

B. Ravi

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

Ramanathan Ramanan

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Ayog

Ron Victor

Founder & CEO, ioTium

Prof. Kavi Arya

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

Prakash Jayaram

Partner, Digital Government Advisory, EY, India

Siddhartha Kataki

Vice President and Head of Network Shared Services, Vodafone

Leslie D’Monte

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

Event Schedule

Conference Program Outline

8.30 am – 9.30 am: Registrations & Welcome Address by M. D. Agrawal (President, BMA)

09.30 am - 11 am: Plenary Session
    1. Digital transformation for bottom of Pyramid – Mrutyunjay Mahapatra (Dy. Managing Director and CIO of SBI)
    2. Digital transformation challenges for business and societal growth – Dr. Ajay Kumar (IAS, Addl. Secretary, MeitY)
    3. Role of Cyber Security in Digital India – Nandkumar Saravade (IPS, CEO, ReBIT)
    4. Towards a future powered by intelligence – Peter Gartenberg (GM, Enterprise Business, Microsoft)
    5. Interaction Design for Emergent Users – Leveraging Digital Technologies to Solve Problems of Developing Economies – Prof. Anirudha Joshi (Professor, Industrial Design Centre of IIT Bombay)
    6. Announcement of shortlisted – start up entries for recognition – Sunil Chandramani (CEO, NYKA Advisory Services)

11. 00 am – 11.30 am: Tea & Networking Break

Track 1: Leveraging Digital for Bottom of Pyramid

11.30 am – 1.00 pm : Digital Technologies of Social Innovations
  1. Indigenous Product Innovation by leveraging Digital Technologies – Prof. B. Ravi (Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay) & Dr. Rupesh Gyar (IIT, Mumbai)
  2. Building Innovation Ecosystem Pan-India – R. Ramanan (Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NitiAyog)
  3. Data Privacy and Protection Challenges in Digital Age – Prakash Jayaram (Partner with the Digital Government Practice in EY)
  4. Success story in Digital Social Innovation by Rajasthan Government – Shri. A. M. Deshpande (IAS, Technical Director & Joint Secretary, DoIT & C) & Raj Shekhar (Chief Project Officer, DoIT & C)
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Panel Discussion


  1. Emerging role of CIO as a Digital Officer
  2. Impact of 3rd Platform in Society


Pramod Sharma (Executive Director, BPCL)
Amit Sethi (Principal Director IT, Axis Bank)
Rajesh Doshi (Former Executive Director, NSDL)
Venkat Iyer (Global CIO, Wockhardt)


Arun Gupta (Former CIO of Cipla)

Track 2: Emerging Technologies

11.30 am – 1.00 pm : Apply IoT
  1. IoT as a Basis for Entrepreneurship – Prof. Kavi Arya (Senior Professor, IIT Mumbai)
  2. Leveraging IoT for Business Applications – Ron Victor (CEO, ioTium, Santa Clara, US)
  3. IoT Applications in Large enterprise : experience sharing – Amit Sethi (CIO, Becker Hughes GE)
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Panel Discussion


  1. How is IoT contributing in the space of Customer Experience, Operational Processes
  2. IoT Frameworks
  3. Industries that are adopting IoT faster than others?
  4. Cyber security challenges for IoT
  5. Smart & Safe – Homes & Buildings
  6. IoT Adoption in India


Ramesh Laxshiminarayanan (Co-Founder, Pragmatix Service)
Vishnu Bhavaraju (Industry Market Development Manager, Microsoft)
Raj Jadhav (Director, Team F1 (Subsidiary of D-Link (India) Ltd.))


Akash Sureka (Serial Entrepreneur, CEO,

1 pm – 2 pm: Lunch

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Smart / Digital Manufacturing
  1. What is Industry 4.0 and how it is revolutionizing industries to transform to smart/digital factories? – Dev K. Ramchandani (Director – India Management Consulting, Hitachi)
  2. Role of Analytics in Manufacturing and learning of Tata Steel – Sarajit Jha (Global Chief Digital officer, Tata Steel)
  3. What the fourth Industrial revolution for India – Richard Rekhy (Former CEO, KPMG India board)
  4. Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Live demo – Navanith Mohan (Head, Technical Services, Aveva)
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Panel Discussion


  1. Real benefits of Convergence of IT and OT
  2. Monitoring machine utilization and predicting faults
  3. Impact of Smart manufacturing on human resources
  4. How technologies such as AR/VR, Robotics, AI and Analytics are contributing in the Transformation?


Arun Gupta (Director, Discrete Manufacturing, SAP India)

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Machine Learning & Cognitive Technologies
  1. Evolution of Machine Learning & Machine Cognition – Akash Sureka (Serial Entrepreneur, CEO,
  2. Design Thinking for Digital Leadership – Uday Gharpure (Executive – Delivery Transformation, LTI, Former CEO, Atos Origin)
  3. AI: Hype or Opportunity, a Media Perspective – Leslie D’Monte (National Technology Editor, MINT, HT Media Ltd.)
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Panel Discussion


  1. Applications of Machine Learning / Cognitive technology
  2. Applying AR, VR, IoT, 3D printing, Blockchain, Bigdata, M/C learning, M/C cognition


Venkat Prasad (Co-Founder & CTO, Culture)
Chintan Oza (Senior Principal, Tata Communication)


Govindraj Ethiraj (Founder-Editor of BOOM & IndiaSpend & Former Editor CNBC 18)

3.30 pm – 4 pm: Tea & Networking Break

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm : Plenary Session & Strategies for Business Transformation & Acceleration

1. Breaking Through in the Digital Age – Jaideep Mehta (CEO, VC Circle, Former Head , IDC India)
2. Building Digital Vision – M D Agrawal (Advisor, TCS, President, BMA)
3. Governance and Culture: the Pillars of a Digital Transformation – Deepa Jeswani (Director, Digital Transformation Consulting Lead at Capgemini Consulting)

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm : Start Ups’ Role as Accelerator for Digital Transformation & Valedictory Session with Recognition of 5 best Start Up Entries
Chief Guest – Padma Bhushan Shri F C Kohli
Guest of Honour – Shri Devendra Fadnavis (Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra*)

Presentations by shortlisted best entries of start ups


Sunil Chandramani (CEO, NYKA Advisory Services)
Khaarvel Parakh (Head, Techombay)
Debraj Dam (CEO, Advisers India)


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.

Panel Discussion Sponsorship: Rs.375,000 + GST
– One panelist member in the chosen panel discussion
– 2 tables & 4 chairs in the exhibition area
– 4 passes with lunch coupons
– Branding on the invite, backdrop, standees, etc.
– Database of all registered delegates

Gold Sponsorship: Rs.550,000 lakh + GST
– One panelist member in the chosen panel discussion
– 15 min presentation by CEO
– 2 tables & 4 chairs in the exhibition area
– 6 passes with lunch coupons
– Branding on the invite, backdrop, standees, etc.
– Database of all registered delegates

Product Launch Sponsorship: Rs.400,000 + GST
– 20 minute product launch in one of the parallel tracks
– 2 tables & 4 chairs in the exhibition area
– 4 passes with lunch coupons
– Branding on the invite, backdrop, standees, etc.
– Database of all registered delegates

Lunch Sponsorship: Rs.100,000 + GST
– 2 passes with lunch coupons
– 3 standees in the conference and pre-function area
– Announcement of lunch sponsorship
– Database of all registered delegates

Exhibition Table
– 1 table & 2 chairs & 2 standees & 2 lunch coupons:
Rs.50,000 + GST
– 2 tables & 4 chairs & 2 standees & 3 lunch coupons:
Rs.75,000 + GST

Award Sponsorship: Rs.300,000 + GST
– 3 passes with lunch coupons
– 3 standees in the conference and area
– Announcement of Awards sponsorship
– Logo of sponsor on awards
– Database of all registered delegates

Branding Sponsorship: Rs.200,000 + GST
– Logo on delegate bag, lanyard, invite, writing pad and speaker / panelist   momento
– 2 standees in the conference area.

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 opportunity to present their solution in the conference and will be recognized for their contribution.
Last date for applying is Sept 25, 2017.

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

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

Knowledge Partners

Gold Partner

Event Partners

Parent Body

Research Partner

Supporting Partner for Startups

Technical Partners

Supporting Organizations



Panel Bombay Management Association Executive Committee 2017-2018

M D Agrawal, President
Nirmala Mehendale, Former President
Suhas R Lohokare, Vice President
Chhaya Sehgal, Hon. Secretary
Pushpa A. Shah, Hon. Treasurer
A. R. Khadar, Executive Director
Anita Shantaram
Nishant A. Dangle
Kavita R Laghate
Santosh Dalvi
K A Narayan
R.S.R. Murthy
Sunil Chandiramani

Technical Committee of Digital Leadership Summit 2017

M D Agrawal, Advisor, Global Oil & Gas practice, TCS
Akash Sureka, Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor & CEO,
Anwer Bagdadi, Vice President, Intertec Softwares Pvt Ltd
Sundeep Oberoi, Vice President, TCS
Sanjay Agrawal, Director, Hitachi Data systems india
Debraj Dam, CEO, Advisers India
Ramashish Butada, CEO, Clanergy Communication
Darayus Mehta, Director, VCnow
Mahesh Manikshetty, Director, Big Red PTe, Singapore
Chintan Oza, Senior Principal, Tata Communication
Sunil Chandramani, CEO, Nyka advisory
Khaarvel Parakh, Head, Techombay
R. Venkateswaran, Persistent Systems
Arun Gupta, former CIO, Cipla

Conference Venue

The Leela Mumbai
Sahar, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 059 India
Phone Number – 022 6691 1234

Nearest Airport: 2 kms / 10 minutes
Nearest Railway Station: 8 kms / 30 minutes