Venue: The Westin Mumbai Garden City

16:00 – 16:15

Welcome address

16:20 – 16:40

Chief Guest Address: “The Nation Wants to Know” – The Government’s Initiatives on Technology & Strategy on Emerging Technologies

  • Dr Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

16:45 – 17:00

Opening Keynote:  From Data to Impact. Creating a mindful data driven world.

  • Lt General MU Nair, Indian Army

17:05 – 17:20

Keynote: Accelerating change: Towards more interconnected and data-driven world

This session will focus on how to assist organisations in establishing AI projects in order to compete in the race for success. The future is data and AI-driven, and the sooner businesses get on board, the better off they will be. This session will also include topics to focus on in order to boost AI adoption and transformation of businesses.

  • Joyce L. Myers, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command

17:25 – 17:40

Open-Source Customer Success Story: Redis – A Real Time Data Platform

  • Tejas Baldev, APAC Sales Director, Redis

17:45 – 18:30

Panel Discussion: Beyond Emerging Technologies & Trends

The hybrid work environment necessitates the use of technology experts to drive next-generation digital experiences while also keeping organisations linked and collaborative. People can communicate in-person despite geographical distances with technology such as VR and Nth floor. Aside from that, the metaverse is the technology of the future that will aid in the advancement of enterprises.

Discussion points:
Setting up virtual meeting spaces | Virtual avatars for business professionals | Immersing in the digital world of metaverse | Metaverse leveraging opportunities to brands | Future of meetings and working together

  • Vipin Luthra, Senior Director & Head IT, PepsiCo
  • Sachin Bhalla, VP & Country GM, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric India
  • Deveshri Patel, Head of Information Technology, Adani
  • Sankaranarayanan R, CT&DO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance

Moderator: Amit Khanna, Partner – Advisory, PwC India

18:35 – 18:50

Business Growth & Digital Transformation Success Story

  • Suyog Shetty, CEO, Niveus Solutions
  • Abhishek Sukhwal, Head – Cloud Centre of Excellence, Mahindra & Mahindra

Moderator: Bharath Yaragatti, VP – Customer Engineering, Niveus Solutions

18.55- 19.10

Blueprint to Retain & Develop Important Tech Talent

  • Peter Kokkinos, VP & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Udemy Business

19:15– 19:30

Data Integration & Management Success Story: Is there a more logical approach to managing and protecting data?

  • Alex Hoehl, Senior Director, Partner Channel Sales & Business Development APAC, Denodo

Moderator: Yogesh Jiandani, Management Consultant, Information Security Systems International

19:35 – 19:50

Fireside Chat: Why Edge Computing and AI is the Ultimate Mix?

Edge computing is witnessing a significant interest in the organizations with their growing digital transformation deployment. The amalgamation of Edge & AI, there are new frontiers of future transformation has opened. In this session we will discuss an efficient Edge AI model has an optimized infrastructure for edge computing that can handle bulkier AI workloads on the edge and near the edge.

  • Dr Puneet Kaur Kohli, CTO, Universal Sompo General Insurance
  • Govind Samant, Add VP, Adani Electricity Mumbai

Moderator: Yogesh Jiandani, Management Consultant, Information Security Systems International

19.55 – 20.15

Spotlight Session: Data Democratization through Data Mesh

  • Vijay Balakrishnan, Global Chief Data Officer, Michelin

20.20 – 20.30

Standalone Session: Harmonising Data Governance through Digital Solutions

  • Maheshwar Pathak- Head – Pre-Sales & Solutions, IDBI Intech

20:20 – 20:35

Closing keynote: Want a truly data driven organization? Think data democratization

  • Dan Jeavons, VP Computational Science & Digital Innovation & IT CTO, Shell


Closing remarks by ET Edge Followed by Cocktail Networking & Dinner

17:20 – 17.30

Welcome address

17.35 – 17.55

Opening Address: The Cyber Security Set-up: Post pandemic threat for India
Given the development of data and AI in India, developing a sound security system and governing unrestrained data has become crucial for organizations across industries. The way data is gathered, processed, and analyzed has become a hot discussion across all stakeholder groups as corporations try to unlock the power of big data.
Discussion points:
Most common risks | Ways to mitigate risks in the digitally advanced world | Protecting, credibility and privacy of data | Cyber maintenance | Significance of security standards in setting best practices | Protecting critical assets | Data security tools | Making data accessible in a transparent approach

  • Brijesh Singh, Inspector General of Police, Government of Maharashtra

18.00 – 18.45

Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers with Cloud: The Contingency Plan
Data provides a critical foundation for every operation of your organization. Protecting and using it securely is central to a zero-trust strategy. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also see the value of data and seek to exploit security vulnerabilities to put your information at risk. Secure data solutions, whether on-premises or in hybrid multi-cloud environments, help you gain greater visibility and insights to investigate and remediate threats, and enforce real-time controls and compliance. This session will look at how organisations can set up cloud infrastructure and solutions to safeguard data against new threats.Discussion points:
New cybersecurity challenges | Understanding cloud security | Network Security | New cloud security solutions | Disaster recovery and backup

  • Rama Vedashree, CEO, Data Security Council of India
  • Milind G. Mungale, Chief Impact Officer & CISO, Protean InfoSec Services Limited (Formerly NSDL eGovernance Infrastructure Limited)
  • Dilip Panjwani, Principal Director, CISO & IT Controller, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited
  • Krishnendu Dutta, Head of Information Security, Decathlon Sports India
  • Keyur Desai, VP -IT & CIO, Essar
  • Vikas Save, Director Technical Solutions, VDA Infosolutions

Moderator: Kunal Pande, Partner, KPMG in India

18:50 – 19:45

Panel Discussion: Digital Recon: Proactively protecting your data assets

Digital transformation has opened up a whole new world of Cloud, DevOps, Mobility and IoT, where everything from containers to conference systems to power grids are now connected devices and part of the new, modern cyber-attack surface. This session will critically look at understanding newer approaches to cybersecurity such as moving from reactive to proactive and showcase strategies as to how enterprises can create a robust data protection and privacy plan.

  • Pawan Chawla, CISO & DPO, Future Generali India Life Insurance
  • Katreddi Kiran Kumar, VP- Data Platform Engineering, Meesho
  • Manoj Sarangi, SVP &CISO, NSDL
  • Ritesh Gupta, Country Manager India, Rubrik Inc

Moderator: Kunal Pande, Partner, KPMG in India


Closing Remarks followed by Cocktail Networking & Dinner

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome Address by ET Edge

10:10 – 10:30

Chief Guest Address: “The Nation Wants to Know” – The Government’s Strategy on Emerging Technologies

  • Sunil Kumar, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre, Government of India

10:35 – 10:50

The Rise of Data in Motion for Business Transformation and Innovation

  • Srinivasulu Grandhi, VP Engineering & Site Leader, India, Confluent 

10:50 – 11:25

Panel Discussion: Escaping Threats on the road to developing an AI enabled organisation

This discussion will focus on how to assist organisations in establishing AI projects in order to compete in the race for success. The future is data and AI-driven, and the sooner businesses get on board, the better off they will be. This session will also include topics to focus on in order to boost AI adoption and transformation of businesses.

  • Sanjay Gurbuxani, VP MDS AMEA & Innovation, Mondelēz International
  • Maheswaran Calavai, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, TVS Motor Company
  • Shobhana Lele, CIO, Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company
  • Pinak Chakraborty, CIO, Airtel Payments Bank
  • Dr. Allen Roy, Head of Analytics, Mashreq Bangalore
  • Naveen Kamat, Executive Director, Data & AI Services, Kyndryl India
  • Sourabh Jain, Senior Data & Analytics Architect, Google 

Moderator: Indranil Mitra, Managing Director & Lead Advanced Analytics & AI, PwC India

11:30 – 11:45

Case Study: Cars24 Drives Analysis Forward with Fivetran

  • T.J. Chandler, Managing Director, APAC, Fivetran

11:45 – 12:00

Networking Tea Break

12:05- 12:20

One-Stop Data Management, Non-Stop Innovation Modern data protection With Commvault

  • Anshuman Rai, Area Vice President – Sales, Commvault India and South Asia

12:25 – 13:15

Panel Discussion: The Data & Analytics Vision Board – Bringing the best out of data

This discussion will focus on different Data Analytics frameworks. The future is moving from Data Drive to Data Analytics Driven organization. The discussion will revolve around different ways through which the organizations are reaping some insightful information from the data.

  • Suresh Komirishetty, CIO, Mercedes-Benz India 
  • Dr Anish Agarwal, Head of Analytics, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Prasad Dhumal, VP -IT, DHL Express India
  • Subrata Das, Chief Innovation Officer, U GRO Capital
  • Rupesh Shetty, Vice President – Data Modernization, Niveus Solutions
  • Ravi Khattar, Solutions Specialist – India Enterprise, NetApp

Moderator: Anupam Dutta, Partner, PwC India

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch Break

14:20 – 15:00

Fireside chat: The Digital Skill Shortage – Learn how to navigate through

While 71% of CEO’s anticipate the skills and labour shortage will be 2022’s biggest business disrupter. This fireside chat talks about some honest and tried and tested models on how to get labour back to track and use technology to the fullest

Discussion Points:

New age talent | Future job categories | Upskilling the current workforce | Expanding skillsets against technology trends | jobs of the Future

  • Pritam Dutta, Global Director Digital Ventures & Innovation, AB InBev
  • Deepak Nair, Chief Technology Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance 

Session chair: Abhay Tandon, Head of Digital and Al Innovation, TVS Motor Company

15:05 – 15:20

Modernize & Simplify your Storage

  • Ravi Khattar, Solutions Specialist – India Enterprise, NetApp

15:25 – 15:40

Fireside Chat: Digital skills Enabled by Data and AI.

  • Vishal Pratapwant, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Transformation Group, Fiserv

Moderator: Nitika Goel, Chief Marketing Officer, Zinnov

15.45 – 16.00

Customer Success Story: Build Your Breakthrough

  • Sandeep Dutta, Director & GM, Storage Solutions, Dell Technologies

16:05- 16:20

Closing Keynote: The CX Automation Story: What will you automate next?

  • Anand Jena – Managing Director, Digital Transformation, Protiviti India Member Pvt Ltd

16:25 – 16:30

Closing Address by ET Edge

16:30 – 16:40

Networking Tea Break


                                               The Economic Times DataCon Awards

16.45- 16:55

ET DataCon Awards Process by ET Edge & Jury

  • Dr. Kapil Dev Singh, CEO & Founder, Coeus Age

17:00 – 17:45

ET DataCon Awards Felicitation


Closing Remarks & Networking Cocktail

*The agenda is subject to change and it will keep evolving