Manish Gangwar

Manish Gangwar is a faculty at Indian School of Business. He is also an executive director of Institute of Data Science and business analytics programme at ISB. Professor Gangwar holds a PhD in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interest lies in exploring marketing issues using quantitative models. He has developed game theoretical models on price promotion for frequently purchased goods and nonlinear tariffs for subscription pricing. He has MS from the University of Kentucky and BE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote Speaker Session

Topic - “AI - imperfectly perfect or perfectly imperfect”

V. Laxmikanth

Laxmikanth is the Managing Director of Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd and is responsible for delivery of product development and operations from its India-based centers across Investor Communications and Securities Processing Solutions businesses. He is a pioneer in the global delivery model in India, having established and run multiple companies over three decades such as ADP India, DE Shaw India and Intergraph India.

He is an active member of industry and academic forums and is the Chair of the NASSCOM Hyderabad Regional Council and the NASSCOM GIC Forum Hyderabad Chapter, member of the Advisory Committee for the GITAM Fintech University and member of Board of Studies of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Keynote Speaker Session

Topic – “Using AI ML at Bedside Care - Design & Deployment Perspectives”

Dr Sujoy Kar

Dr Sujoy Kar is the Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President at Apollo Hospitals. He obtained his post graduate MD in Clinical Microbiology (& Infectious Diseases) and is an alumnus of MIT Sloan of Management. He is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Indian Statistical Institute) and member of professional organisations like ACHE, VRARA (Member – Healthcare Sub Committee), CHIME and Harvard Square (LE). 
Sujoy is currently associated with IIT Kharagpur & IIM Calcutta as Adjunct Faculty for Healthcare Analytics and Management. His current and ongoing research interests are in adoption of Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain Technology in Healthcare, Time Driven Activity Based Costing, Living Labs, Digital Health Platforms and Design Thinking in Healthcare.

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Keynote Speaker Session

Topic – “Emotional Intelligence”

Niraj Parihar, Executive Vice President, Leader - Insights and Data Global Business Line, India

He is an accomplished IT and Consulting Leader with achievements in a wide variety of roles of an IT consulting organization. He has over 23+ years of successful experience through leadership roles in managing Large delivery units, P&Ls, Sales and Territory Management, Building cutting edge practices. Niraj’ domain expertise is in Financial Services and Insurance, with additional experiences in Healthcare and ISV segments.

11:45 AM – 12:15 AM Keynote Speaker Session

Topic – ““Revolutionising Retail with AI”

Ashish Chandra -

Ashish is the Global CTO, responsible for all technology efforts and COEs globally, for Retail, CPG, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality (TTH) business units at TATA Consultancy Services [MCAP: $115+ Billion]. He has an Executive Education from Stanford University GSB and trusted leader with ~20 years of wholesome experience successful at driving digital operating model transformations, and developing highly scalable online, mobile, data analytics and digital platforms to deliver significant shareholder value. He is quoted regularly in industry publications, and is an active speaker at CXO events. Additionally, he is recipient of several reputed industry awards including Silicon Valley 40 under 40 award, and Bay Area CIO of the Year award.

12:15 AM – 1:00 PM Panel Discussion AI in Retail

Topic: “AI in Retail”

Moderator - Sudhir Voleti

Professor Sudhir Voleti is an Associate Professor with the Marketing Area at ISB and Associate Dean for Faculty Alignment and the Registrar’s Office at the ISB. Prof. Voleti completed his Ph D in Marketing and Applied Economics from Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, and his MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. His research focuses on combining data with econometric and statistical methods to explain phenomena of marketing interest.

Panellists –

1) Dharmender Khanna

A dynamic, go-getter retail professional with 19 years of experience in the fields of retail industry as well as online sales. He has proven to be an expert in product merchandising, category management, sales and distribution, optimum sourcing, product styling and imaging, business development, brand management, international licensing and client management, with an aim to drive incremental business growth. He is currently serving as Head of Retail and Omnichannel at SSIPL and has completed Executive General Management Program from IIM Bangalore. 


2) Jatinder Kautish - Director - AI & ML | Data Science & Analytics | Insights & Data at Capgemini India

He has 18 years of experience in Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data, Analytics and BI across Offerings, Solutions, CoE and Delivery assignments with a demonstrated history of implementing Applied Industrialised Artificial Intelligence (IAI), OmniLocation IoT Analytics & AI Platform Product Offerings with vision to establish AI as part of every function of org and every aspect of life to improve overall quality of life.

He has been awarded The Most Technical award of DXC 2019 - Masters Distinction in Digital & AI Leadership Recently.


3) Naren Peri

Naren is Asst. Vice President- Analytics and Site Leader, Global Analytics and Research Center(GARC), MetLife, Hyderabad. Naren brings 20 + years of data and analytics experience. He helped many Fortune 500 organizations - across industries -Technology, Retail/CPG, BFSI and healthcare & across geographies US, India, APAC- in institutionalizing and building data driven decision making capabilities. He worked with organizations such as Oracle, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Mu Sigma & Ugam Solutions. 


4) Nitin Sareen

While Nitin calls himself a “Data Scientist by accident”, he is a strong believer and practitioner of using advanced analytics as a strategic differentiator across domains and has a proven track record of creating impact by solving key business problems with astute analytical problem solving. Nitin currently heads the Analytics solutions and delivery for the Group DNA cell of Aditya Birla Group. He completed his B. Stat and M. Stat degrees from Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). He is also an active speaker and panellist at leading data science conferences.


5) Vijay Nair - Senior Director, Analytics at Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Vijay is an experienced analytics leader with a demonstrated history of heading analytics teams at two Global Fortune 100 retailers. He is passionate about problem solving, landing large scale change, building and mentoring high performing teams. 
He has an MBA from IIM Calcutta and is a graduate from BITS Pilani, along with a certification in advanced analytics from the Indian School of Business. 

1:45 AM – 2:14 PM Speaker Session: AI in Healthcare

Topic – “AI In Healthcare: A multi-modal inferential system for differential diagnosis”

Ajit Narayanan  - CTO at mfine

An electronics engineer by education, Ajit has more than 20 years of expertise in creating products & building organizations across e-commerce, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Analytics, Integration and Platforms. He is an inventor on many patents in these domains and his current research includes Virtual Assistants, Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Representation. 

In his previous avatar, Ajit was the CTO for Myntra and he was responsible for leading a 400+ tech team and define strategy and direction for Consumer Applications, Supply Chain, Analytics and Data Science Platforms. 

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion AI in Healthcare

Topic – “The Future of the Healthcare Industry: Emerging New Paradigms Using Disruptive Technologies”


Moderator - Subodha Kumar

Prof. Subodha Kumar is a visiting faculty at ISB and Director, Center for Data Analytics – MSCM, Fox School of Business, Temple University. His research and teaching interests include healthcare analytics, social-media analytics, web analytics, and cybersecurity. He holds a patent, authored books and Harvard Business School cases, and Ivey cases. Prof. Kumar studied at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned his PhD and MBA. 


Panellists – 

1) Abhay Shukla 

Abhay is a Sr. Director Advance Analytics Solutions with Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company and has overall 14 years of experience. He is a passionate data scientist committed to help people live healthier lives and simplifying healthcare. He strongly believes in challenging the status quo to fuel ideation for proactive and game changing business solutions. Some of the game changing examples include Hyper-personalization of care, intelligent disease interventions, Optimizing total cost of Care etc.  


2) Santosh Shevade

Santosh Shevade is a Co-founder of Sineflex Solutions who strives to deliver value of healthcare innovation to patients. He is Certified MBTI Trainer and Leadership Development Coach with a Proven track record of facilitating executive and technical trainings, with focus on applications in day-to-day work life and demonstrated success in healthcare research portfolio management. He has Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. 


3) Tanushree Garg (Sr Director Data and Analytics at GE Healthcare)

Is an Execution driven leader with rich mix of strategic planning, project management, digital transformation and operational excellence in global delivery model.  Her strength lies in understanding business trends, customer imperatives to orchestrate teams across geographies and delivering key strategic initiatives which has been developed over past 15 years of work experience in the field of Data & Analytics and Digital Operations. 


4) Vikram Rai

Vikram Rai Is a healthcare entrepreneur who believes in “health for all & all for health”. With the same motivation, he cofounded Vitor Health which brings pre-emptive health solutions to help avoid health risks or mitigate them early for all sections of customers such that access and affordability is no more a barrier. He is a technology enthusiast and an alum of BITS Pilani. 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Speaker Session: AI in Fintech

Topic – ““Cracking the Secrets of Big-Data – AI and Its Use for FinTech”

Anish Agrawal (Director, Data & Analytics at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) : 

Is recognised amongst 100 Influential Leaders in Asian Analytics Industry. He is highly successful Data Analytics and Strategy professional with extensive and proven experience of developing and delivering complex financial modelling, point of views, strategy formulation, data & analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning across multiple sectors and geographies. With excellent global project management expertise and experience of managing, he is leading a multi-skilled team to achieve demonstrable business outcomes.  

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Panel Discussion AI in Fintech

Topics: “AI in Fintech”


Moderator - Prachi Deuskar

Prachi Deuskar is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Area at the Indian School of Business. Her research interests include market frictions, behavioural finance, fintech, and financial inclusion. She has published in the top international journals in finance and presented her work at the best global conferences. She has a PhD from NYU Stern and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.


Panellists – 

1) Chandra Shekhar Prasad (Head/AVP- Data Science, Analytics and Data Engineering at MobiKwik)

Chandra has extensive experience in Advanced Analytics / data science and Insights, which touches marketing, sales, customers, user acquisition, Ad monetization, pricing, products, campaigns, customer experience and networks. He is a proud founding member of Data Science teams at two companies and is an expert in building innovative algorithms.

2) Himanshu Gupta

Himanshu is working in the MSME/Consumer FinTech Lending for the past 4 years and has built state-of-the-art ML/AI credit-risk-fraud underwriting models as Head of DataScience and Analytics at LendingKart and now as Co-founder at MoneyOnClick. He completed his B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and has worked in various analytics and technology roles at IHS Markit and IBM research division.

3) Kashyap Kompella

Kashyap Kompella is a CEO and chief analyst of rpa2ai Research, an industry analyst firm focusing on Artificial Intelligence. He is also an advisor to Indian and Global VCs, Private Equity players and angel investors. Kashyap is widely recognized as an expert on emerging technologies and Thinkers360 ranks him among the Top 5 thought leaders globally on Artificial Intelligence. His work has appeared in the BBC, Economist, Quartz, Fortune, Mint, Economic Times and Outlook. Most recently, he is the co-author of the book “Practical Artificial Intelligence”. Kashyap is an alumnus of ISB (Class of 2004), BITS Pilani, National Law School and is a CFA charter holder.

4) Manish Bhatia 

Manish joined Amazon in 2009 and is presently the Director & Chief Technology Officer for Amazon Pay India. He chartered to build innovative digital products for on-Amazon and doorstep payments experience, financing programs, issuance of gift cards, stored value accounts, co-branded credit cards, third party merchant acceptance and high frequency digital categories. While at Amazon he co-founded 2 new businesses like Amazon Home Services and Amazon Custom. 

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Speaker Session: Data Privacy and Governance

Topic – “Data Governance Framework with Focus on Ethics”


Deepak Maheshwari

A public policy professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Information Technology, Telecom, E-Commerce and Digital Payments, currently handling government affairs, NortonLifeLock. He actively interacts with government officials across federal & state governments, regulators, trade associations, media, academic institutes, development sector and think tanks towards key policy reforms and advocacy by focusing on policy interplay with technological innovation and socio-economic development. 
He is  an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and also earned a degree in law. 

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Panel Discussion “Impact of Privacy Regulations on Digital Growth”


Moderator – Madhu Viswanathan 

Madhu Viswanathan is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Professor Viswanathan’s research work focuses on the role of distribution channels, B2B relationships, salesforce compensation and its impact on marketing mix elements like prices and assortments. He has consulted and worked with companies spanning a wide range of industries including retail, insurance and healthcare. Prof. Viswanathan received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and his undergraduate from BITS, Pilani.


Panellists – 

1) Pazhamalai Jayaraman: Sr. VP & Vertical Head at Reserve Bank Information Technology [ReBIT]

Mr Jayaraman Pazhamalai, popularly known as JPM, has more than two decades of Industry experience in the areas of IT, and more specifically, in the Information Security domain. He was leading the Information Security function for Wipro, as the Global Chief Information Security officer (CISO), with the responsibility of protecting employee information, as well as customer data of several Global Fortune 500 companies.

2) Kartik Shinde

Kartik Shinde is Partner with Ernst & Young and heads the Cyber Security Practice for Financial Services across Africa, India & Middle East region. He is a veteran in Cyber Security with more than 19 years of experience in advising & implementing successful Cyber/Information security strategies for large organizations.

3) Rahul Sharma

Rahul is Founder – The Perspective working in Technology Policy, Cyber Security, Privacy & Cyber Insurance space. He is also working with International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Country Leader- India. He has over 9 years of experience in Cyber Security, Cyber Policy and Data Protection space, and works with a range of stakeholder locally and globally to address the challenges in the evolving cyber ecosystem & value add as a Trusted Advisor.


4) Sumit Janmejai - Associate Vice President - Security Analytics at CYFIRMA

A trusted consultant and architect of AI applications in the security domain, Sumit Janmejai is a result-oriented CISSP with versatile experience and a solid record of accomplishments. He has a MBA from Sheffield University Management School along with a certification in advanced analytics degree from Indian School of Business.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Speaker Session by #ISBAMPBA faculty

Topic: From Data to Intelligence: Evolution in AI Thinking


Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Is a faculty for Business Analytics programme at ISB and also Chief Data Scientist, CoE AI/ML at Jio. His currently focussing on Reimagining Education, Agriculture, Healthcare, Mobility, Energy, Environment, Safety & Security in the era of digital connectivity and AI. He has over twenty years of experience in building and innovating AI/ML solutions across a variety of domains including Banking, Finance, Retail, Insurance, Telecom, etc. Dr. Kumar received his PhD in Computer Engineering and Masters in Computer Science both from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.