Workshop on Digital Transformation - 2018

Fuelled by rapid technological advances and globalisation, the scope of technology services has evolved from peripheral activities with a focus on cost reduction to include a diverse set of critical functions such as innovation, new product development, process re-engineering and supply chain management that impact firm performance and society. This evolution of technology services is especially pronounced and relevant in an era of rapid automation, big data and social networks with transformational effects on incumbent business and government service delivery models. The purpose of the Workshop on Digital Transformation is to bring together an interdisciplinary leaders from industry, government and academia to push our understanding of the future of technology services, including but not limited to technology-enabled service innovations, newer forms of organisation of service delivery, and human capital management. 


The workshop, hosted by the Srini Raju Centre for Information Technology and the Networked Economy (SRITNE) will be held on Friday, 12th October, 2018 at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad campus. It will include keynote presentations by industry, government and academic leaders and panel discussions on key issues around the focused topics identified for the workshop. 






9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome remarks – Deepa Mani, Associate Professor (Information Systems) & Executive Director, SRITNE, ISB

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Key note Speaker: Technology for Transforming India 

Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary, Industries & Commerce, IT & EC Departments, Govt. of Telangana

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Tea Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Panel Discussion: Technologies to solve Challenging Problems

N. Balasubramanyam, IPS, CEO, e-Pragati Authority & Transport Commissioner, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
Amitabh Shukla, Director, Digital Transformation, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Nitin Bhate, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Global
Amit Sharma, Researcher, Microsoft India

Moderator: Deepa Mani, Associate Professor (Information Systems) & Executive Director, SRITNE, ISB

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Featured presentations: Evidence Based Policy Making in the Age of Big Data

Rakesh Ranjan, Advisor, NITI Aayog
J A Chowdary - Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
Milind Sohoni, Professor (Operations Management) & Deputy Dean, ISB

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Emerging Technologies: New Business & Service Models

Arun Rajappa, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Kaizala, Microsoft
Ravi Kumar Rayavaram, CEO - Matches and Agarbatti Business, ITC Limited
Gunjan Kumar, Director, Wealth Business,Barclays
Bhartendu Sinha, Managing Director, Autogrid

Moderator: Anand Nandkumar, Associate Professor (Strategy) & Academic Director for Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ISB

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Tea Break 

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Featured presentations: Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Implications for Businesses

Vasudeva Varma, Professor and the Dean (Research & Development), IIIT Hyderabad
Anandhi Bharadwaj, Endowed Chair Professor, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Tea Break

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Implications for Businesses

Swastik Bihani, Head of Products & GM, India at PayPal
Ram Kiran Dhulipala, Head - Digital Agriculture and Youth, ICRISAT
Manish Jain, Partner and Head - Digital Strategy, Innovation and Fintech, KPMG

Moderator: Sumanta Singha, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, ISB

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Closing Remarks

7:00 pm onwardsGala Dinner - Mirror Pool, Executive Housing, ISB