This workshop will feature both presentations and panel discussions that reflect thought leadership and best practices in industry, government and academia.

The major focus areas for the workshop this year are: 

  • AI and the Future of Work, Products and Services 
  • Designing a Digital Blueprint for the Industrial Economy 
  • Regulating the Gig Economy 
  • Leveraging Start-up Ecosystems to Beat the Competency Trap
AC 7 LT, Level 2, Main Building, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
Day - I 



9:15 am – 9:45 am

Welcome Address – Rajendra Srivastava, Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business
Opening Remarks – Deepa Mani, Associate Professor (Information Systems) & Executive Director, SRITNE, Indian School of Business

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Key note address - Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Featured Presentation – AI and the Future of Work: Prof. Anand Nandkumar

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Tea / Coffee Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: AI and the Future of Work, Products and Services
Dr. Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer & Head of Strategy, Microsoft India
Karthik Ganapathi, Vice President and Managing Director (Technology), India, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Honeywell
Ajit Nema, Managing Director at Deloitte
Moderator: Prof. Deepa Mani

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Featured Presentation – Incumbents and Principles for Digital Transformations: Prof Abhishek Kathuria

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Designing a Digital Blueprint for the Industrial Economy
R Vijay Kumar, Executive Director, Business & Operational Excellence, UBS
Mohit Kapoor, Head - Technology Capability Optimization, DBS

Payal Malik, Advisor (Economics) at Competition Commission Of India, New Delhi, India

Moderator: Prof. Milind Sohoni

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Featured Presentation – The Gig Economy and Labour Markets: Prof. Deepa Mani

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Tea / Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Regulating the Gig Economy
Arnab Kumar, Emerging Technology (AI, Digital Economy, FinTech) Strategy and Implementation, NITI Aayog
Smitha M V, General Manager, Wipro Limited, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sridhar K, Chief Digital Officer, Talent Sprint
Hyderabad, Telangana, India 
Moderator: Prof. Prof Anand Nandkumar

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Start-up Ecosystems to Beat the Competency Trap
Ravi Kanniganti, Director & Head, Target Accelerator
Murali Talasila, Partner & Innovation Leader, PwC
Anil Kumar, CTO, ToneTag
Moderator: Prof. Abhishek Kathuria

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm 

Closing Remarks, Valedictory
Prof. Deepa Mani
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fireside Chat (Khemka Auditorium)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gala Dinner

Day - II 



11:00 am – 12:30 pm

(Venue: AC 3 LT)
Data Visualization Workshop: The data visualization and storytelling session will cover industry use-cases on data-driven visual solutions covering different domains and stakeholders. The first hour will cover specific data solution examples from industry that empower decision makers across diverse functional areas and the last thirty minutes will be a hands-on session. The speaker will customize the content of the talk and the hands-on session.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm  - 4:30 pm

(Venue: Khemka Auditorium)

BlockChain Demos and Blockchain District Pratnership Launch