• Sean Moffitt
    Partner & Managing Director

    Sean Moffitt is globally recognized as a business thought leader, strategy advisor, digital innovator, keynote speaker and author. After a number of executive strategy and marketing positions at Fortune 500 firms Procter & Gamble, Molson Coors and Diageo, he founded Wikibrands in 2011 and Agent Wildfire in 2005 to deliver consultancy services in a fast-changing digital marketplace.

    Sean has worked with hundreds of companies on digital strategy, culture and marketing challenges and acts as an executive advisor on a number of boards. As one of Canada’s leading thinkers and practitioners on the digital marketplace, Sean keynotes and delivers workshops at 45+ events annually, and has spoken in over 20+ countries. Sean has written an award-winning and globally-acclaimed book published by McGrawhill titled “Wikibrands – Reinventing Your Business in a Customer-Controlled Marketplace,” and also authors eight annual studies on business, technology and cultural trends ((The Digital Periscope© , The Blockchain Benchmark© , The Customer Zeitgeist© , The Digital Periscope© , Changemaker Labs© ). He makes frequent appearances in media, and is highly active in social media and Canada’s startup community. He has also authored an annual research report on Canadian marketing and media “The Buzz Report,” and a number of critically acclaimed white papers on new media topics.

    Sean is an adjunct or visiting lecturer at a number of business schools and universities, including the Schulich School of Business, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, Mount Royal University, Brock University, Sheridan College, University of Nebraska, Humber College and George Brown College. Sean is also an executive consultant to Don Tapscott’s firm Moxie Insight , and an executive counsel to Canada’s largest business incubator MaRS.

    Dr. Harri Ketamo
    Founder & Chairman

    Dr. Harri Ketamo is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in learning sciences, data sciences and artificial intelligence. Currently, he is the founder & chairman of Headai, a company developing natural language based cognitive artificial intelligence, and advisor for Edunation (higher education), BrainQuake (serious games) and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (higher education). Furthermore, he is as an adjunct professor at Tampere University of Technology and a senior fellow at University of Turku.

    He has published ~100 international peer-reviewed research articles and has more than 200 presentations in international forums. He has developed educational products and platforms (games, MOOCs, adaptive learning, learning analytics, artificial intelligence) that are used in more than 100 countries all over the world.

    Ketamo has received several international awards and nominations related to his work, including Nordic Serious Games Award 2008, European Innovative Games Award 2009 & World Summit Award 2010 with GameMiner, Microsoft App Awards 2014, European EdTech Awards & BETT Awards 2014 with SkillPixels and Alibaba Cloud Contest 2017, Future of Work Challenge 2017 & Challenge Finland 2017 with Headai. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2017.

    Andy Stevenson
    Vice President & Head of Middle East
    Turkey & India, MD of India

    Mr. Andy Stevenson has been Head of Middle East & India and Managing Director for India at Fujitsu Limited since September 2014 and based out of Bangalore. Mr. Stevenson is a Senior Executive with in-depth international experience, focus on realizing Fujitsu's ambitious growth plans in India. Mr. Stevenson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited. Mr. Stevenson serves as the Executive Director of Hosting & Network Services Group at Fujitsu Services Holdings PLC (Fujitsu UK & Ireland).

    He has been with Fujitsu for over twenty years and has played a leading role in guiding Fujitsu to its position as a key telecommunications products & technology provider and leader in UK & Ireland IT services. He grew up in Zambia and Qatar and also spent his early career with Alcatel in Paris and Stuttgart.

    Deepak Sharma
    Chief Digital Officer
    Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

    Deepak Sharma heads Kotak Mahindra Bank’s digital initiatives where he drives digital transformation, business model innovation & future ready initiatives of the bank. He is responsible for efficiency, productivity, customer experience & growth of business through digital intervention across digital channels, lending, payments, investments, insurance, trade & forex, across Consumer, SME, Private Wealth & Institutional banking segments. Deepak also leads the Innovation Lab, Design Studio, Fintech partnerships and Start-up ecosystem participation for the bank.

    Under his leadership, Kotak launched several innovative and global first products like 811, Jifi, Hashtag banking, Bharat Banking, M-Store, Whatsapp banking & Kaypay, apart from new initiatives like API & Open Banking, BYOD Biometric Banking, Cross border remittance on Blockchain & Robotic Process Automation. Deepak believes in constant innovation and focuses on building business models which are customer centric, value accretive and disruptive.

    Deepak has worked across various international markets and brings global perspective to his business. Prior to this, he was responsible for setting up the Bank’s highly successful Non Resident Indian (NRI) & International Remittance business. Deepak also played a key role in launching the Bank’s affluent banking programme - Privy League.

    With over 24 years of experience, Deepak’s professional tenure spans across the banking, telecom and consumer service verticals. Prior to joining Kotak, he was part of the leadership team of Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered bank from 2003 to 2008. As National Head for Corporate Business, he was responsible for building the corporate payroll and Wealth Management business.

    Deepak has completed an advanced programme in Strategy from IIM Calcutta & Lead Certified in Corporate Innovation from Stanford GSB. He is a member of the FICCI National Committee on Fintech, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) apart from participating at various trade & Government initiatives on Digital India Roadmap. He is also associated with the NASSCOM Startup 10K program and mentors fintech & start-up ecosystems on an ongoing basis.

    Lalit Popli
    Head IT
    ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

    Lalit Popli spearheads Technology and Information Security for ICICI Prudential AMC. His role encompasses the use of technology in an optimal way so that it enhances the customer experience, increase the digital usage, improve productivity and ensure security of company’s intangible assets i.e. data.

    He has played multiple roles and taken various responsibilities across functions and in various industries and geographies over last 22 years, handling Sales, being a Business Head, Providing Consultancy / Training and Handling Technology with aplomb.

    In addition of being an author and writing on various topics related to Technology and Finance which is published in various magazines, websites and blogs, he is also an avid reader and is constantly invited to discuss, participate and train on various topics in many forums and institutions.

    R Radhakrishnan
    Executive Director-Information Systems (Functional)
    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd

    Mr Radhakrishnan, has rich experience of over 36 years in downstream Petroleum Marketing both at operating and strategic Senior Levels. In his present role as a head of IS (Functional), he has successfully implemented Business Intelligence System which has been recognized with several awards. A case study on BI implementation in HPCL has been written by the Prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in the year 2017. Mr R Radhakrishnan holds Masters degree in Applied Statistics, as well as Masters degree in Foreign Trade, besides Post Graduate diplomas in Management studies, Operations Research, and Training and Development.

    Piyush Chowhan
    VP and CIO
    Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd.

    Piyush Kumar Chowhan is responsible for IT Strategy and Execution of Technology for all its brands business. He reports to CEO of Arvind Brands, Suresh J.

    He has over 20+ years of experience in setting up new center of excellence functions in retail business operations and analytics. He possesses a strong domain knowledge in Retail, E- commerce & Supply Chain Management through working for global retailers like Walmart, Target, Circuit City, Tesco and Best Buy.

    In addition, he has been also instrumental in leading the deployment of state-of-art, award winning supply chain replenishment program; defining road-map for Future Ready Retail Stores and Artificial Intelligence for Analytics

    He is a winner of Economic Times CIO Conclave Awards 2018; Analytics Top 50 Leaders in India and is a part of Steering Committee of the Analytics and Data Science COE (jointly started by Govt of Karnataka and NASSCOM in Bangalore)

    Anand Raman
    GM & Chief of Staff for Microsoft AI
    Microsoft India

    Anand Raman is the GM & Chief of Staff for Microsoft AI. Previously he was the Chief of Staff for Microsoft Azure Data Group covering Data Platforms and Machine Learning. In the last decade, he ran the product management and the development teams at Azure Data Services, Visual Studio and Windows Server User Experience teams at Microsoft. Anand holds a PhD in Computational fluid mechanics and worked several years as researcher before joining Microsoft.

    Rajeev Seoni
    Chief Information Officer
    Ernst & Young Services

    Rajeev joined as the Chief Information Officer of EY India in April 2007 and is now responsible for Middle East and Africa also.

    With over 35 years of rich experience in technology services, Rajeev has managed the Technology function in varied industries like telecom software (Hughes Software / Aricent), electronics manufacturing (HCL Infosystems) and stock exchanges (Delhi Stock Exchange). He started his career in the Indian Navy, was holding the rank of Commander at the time of leaving, with significant contributions in the area of warship design and software engineering. His educational qualifications include M.Tech. (Computers) from IIT Kanpur, MBA (IGNOU), and B.Tech. (Electronics) from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. Rajeev has been invited to speak at various national and international seminars and has won several industry awards.

    Nirita Bose
    Senior VP and Head IT
    Axis Mutual Fund

    Nirita Bose is Senior VP and Head IT, Axis AMC. She is a seasoned IT leader with proven track record of setting up green field IT function in several large organizations – Axis AMC, IDBI Federal and Kotak Life Insurance. Prior to joining Axis AMC, she has been part of Teradata, which is a global leader in analytics solutions. She has served in India, SE Asia and Australia in industry and consulting roles.

    In Axis AMC, she has led the IT function through an ambitious journey to support rapid and aggressive business expansion that has seen the company’s industry ranking move up from 23 to 10. Having been in a CTO role for over 7 years, she has now broadened her focus to encompass IT, Digital and Analytics.

    She is a graduate in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata and a Chartered Accountant from PwC. She lives in Mumbai with her husband and two daughters.

    Mehul Doshi
    Head - Products & Solution Business
    Fujitsu India

    Mehul Doshi, an Industry veteran with over 24 years of IT experience. He heads the Products & Solution Business for Fujitsu India and is based out of Mumbai. He has been with Fujitsu for nine years.

    Mehul holds a First Class First Engineering Degree from Mumbai University back in 90’s and have worked in past with organization like Hitachi Data Systems, Sun Microsystem and few other IT companies. Most of the years, he has worked on Datacenter Solution business line. He builds on his proven record of success in building new businesses, development and implementation of business strategies for multinational companies. A creative and entrepreneurial business and technology professional with many transnational & international awards & strongly believes in hyper growth environment. Mehul is an avid traveler & holds great amount of passion for art, music & films.

    Mohan Nagle
    Head - Manufacturing Vertical Sales
    Fujitsu India

    Mohan is Engineering graduate and has more than 25 years of cross-Industry experience in various leadership positions. He has worked in various industry sectors like Pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, media-print and services. He has 10 years Pharmaceutical Industry experience in engineering function as responsible for Projects, engineering and procurement as a Chief engineer in Multinational Pharma Company. Mohan worked as General Manager for business consulting and transformation projects for large multinational IT company. He also has worked in top 4 IT companies for couple of years driving business and IT transformation projects. He was MD of multinational IT start-up in India in solution design and business consulting.

    Arindam Mukherjee
    Regional CEO
    SIFY Technologies

    In his current assignment as Regional CEO at SIFY Technologies, Arindam leads overall market success of Sify in the region. Arindam is driving Sify’s transition as an integrated ICT provider with in India winning customer trust across industry segments. He was earlier heading Enterprise Business at CISCO Systems, having spent over 11 years in leading multiple teams in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Automotive and Ecommerce business in India. He was responsible for identifying and leveraging market transitions, building strong customer franchise, collaborating with partners and driving localized innovation in the region.

    Arindam has overall 22 years of industry experience having had led high performing teams across Sales, Architectures, Channels and Country Strategy. Prior to Cisco, Arindam has worked with organizations like INTEL, HCL, and VOLTAS etc where he held multiple industry positions across Enterprise, Telecom, and Communications end of the business.

    Mayank Srivastav
    Country Head - Data Center Practice
    Schneider Electric

    Mayank Srivastav is Country head for IT and IT enabled Services Segment at Schneider Electric. He focuses on enabling IT companies to build Energy efficient ,Modular Infrastructure for utilities and Data Centers . He Comes with a rich experience in Data Center offerings having held Service/Product/Program management positions for Infosys/APC/Schneider. He was involved in driving various Programs for Data Center infrastructure services offerings; in different stages of the Data Center infrastructure lifecycle (Design, Build, and Assessment & Audits).

    Mayank also comes with a strong background with respect to Data Center technologies with respect to Power, Cooling and Management software having held Program Management positions in APC by Schneider Electric for Data Center Solutions and related product lines (Racks and Power distribution systems, High Density cooling systems, etc).

    Mr Mayank Srivastav has also has also worked with Godrej-GE under various sales and Service profile which enabled him with rich experience of handling Consumer and Enterprise customers and understanding there needs.

    He is MBA from Jamanalal Baja Institute of Management-Mumbai University and an Engineer from Saurashtra University by Education.

    Aparna Gupta
    General Manager
    Commercial Software Engineering (CSE), Microsoft

    Aparna Gupta is the General Manager, India for Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) at Microsoft. CSE enables high-impact organizations and developer communities to achieve more and drive the value of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and edge. She and her team engage with customers to envision use cases, partner on “code-with” engagements focusing on Advanced Workloads (including Open Source) to drive value.

    Prior to this, Aparna Gupta was Vice President, Product Development & Managing Director, India at FirstRain Inc. During her 15+ years at FirstRain, she played a variety of leadership roles over the years spanning Software engineering, Release & QA, building a Content & Analytics Practice and Product Management. Early in her career and before moving into software, Aparna worked at a biotechnology research lab focusing on protein sequencing and developing a vaccine for Malaria.

    Aparna is passionate about her volunteering work with different associations and non-profits with focus on innovation/entrepreneurship and promoting women in technology. Some related organizations that she has been associated with respectively are NASSCOM/10,000 Start-Ups, Anita Borg Institute and BD (Beyond Diversity) Foundation. Aparna holds a master’s degree in Engineering Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.

    Vijendra Katiyar
    National Sales Manager - India & SAARC
    Trend Micro.

    Vijendra leads the India sales team for Enterprise business at Trend Micro

    He is a seasoned Information Technology and Cyber Security specialist who has gathered knowledge and expertise of Hybrid Cloud Security and Advanced Persistent Threats while working with Trend Micro India Pvt Ltd for more than 6 years.
    Vijendra brings with him more than decade of Cyber Security experience.

    Bhaskar Basu
    Director, Product Marketing, Modern Workplace
    Microsoft India

    As Director, Product Marketing in the Modern Workplace Business Group at Microsoft India, Bhaskar is responsible for marketing and positioning mobility & cloud based solutions in the Microsoft 365 suite for firstline workers in the Enterprise segment. Amongst others, he is responsible for the product marketing of Microsoft Kaizala – a mobile platform for large group communications and work management, and Office 365.

    A gold medalist from IIM Bangalore, Bhaskar carries a wide ranging experience in the information technology and high-tech industry, with a blend of technology, consulting, sales leadership, business development & product marketing expertise, having previously worked at leading tech multinationals such as Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He is deeply passionate about leveraging the latest and best of technology available such as AI to help enterprises connect and collaborate with the workforce of today to drive better and real business outcomes.

    Gaurav Agrawal
    Product Head- Cloud and Managed Services
    Sify Technologies

    Gaurav has over 19+ years of experience spanning various roles and functions in the IT / Cloud / Telecom industry, including over 13+ years in Product Management Function.

    Gaurav has hands-on experience in Product Marketing and Life Cycle Management in Managed IT Services domain; covering Hybrid Cloud, Data Center, Software+Service (SaaS offerings), Mobility and Professional Support Stack.

    He is driven by passion to ideate, build and groom customer focused, value driven products and services. In his current capacity as Product Head- Cloud and Managed Services, at Sify Technologies, Gaurav is driving Sify’s strategy on Cloud and Managed Services. He is also instrumental in steering the partnerships for Cloud stack with leading global OEM partners. Gaurav is also an active speaker on the latest enterprise computing trends.

    Surajit Chaudhuri
    Head - Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution
    Sify Technologies

    24 years of cumulative experience in IT industry comprising hardware , infrastructure and enterprise software solutions while working in transnational organizations like Computer Associates , HCL Technologies , Oracle and so on. Prime flavour of his experience is around enterprise grade business applications and currently focuses on leading edge technology trends in manufacturing industry. He has held leadership positions handling Pan India and South Asia Geographies and led several transformative business initiatives in blue chip client organizations.

    Guru Vaidya
    Creative Evangelist
    Adobe Systems India Pvt Ltd.

    Guru Vaidya is a Creative Evangelist for Digital Media and Document Cloud at Adobe Systems India Pvt Ltd. In his 15-year industry experience Guru has worked across various functions from computer graphics to online finishing to technical rollout. His role included providing consultancy to clients and helping them gear up for production. He has also been a part of the VFX team at Pixion Studios (Mumbai) and worked on several key national and international projects. He is also an Autodesk Certified Instructor and an Adobe Certified Expert.

    Meenakshi Vajpai
    Chief Information Officer
    Vodafone India Ltd.

    Ms Meenakshi Vajpai has more than 25 years of experience in IT strategy, architecture, core telecom and enterprise IT operations. She has envisioned and led various organisations from diverse sectors in their efforts of organizational transformation through the use of technology spanning internal functions, customer experience as well as innovation for revenue.

    She has held a number of senior management positions across industries wherein she has driven strategy and execution of new business initiatives. Her initiatives have won her several awards, including CIO 100, Digital transformation Icon and at international forums.

    At Vodafone, Meenakshi leads IT strategy and policies across all businesses and partners.

    Nandeshwar Kumar Singh
    Senior Business Development Director
    Uptime Institute

    Nandeshwar Kumar Singh is Senior Business Development Director of Uptime Institute based out of Delhi NCR and responsible for complete business of Uptime Institute in India & Neighbouring Countries. He is a graduate in electrical engineering with over 25+ years of experience in all the Data Center Layers & Managed IT Services domain. He has worked in geographies like South Asia, Middle East & Africa Region in above said domain and sectors like BFSI, Government, PSU, Telco/Colo & Manufacturing.

    NK has special interest in guiding customers throughout Data Center Life Cycle to align IT & Facility for best business value.

    Rahul Krishna Gupta
    Sr. Specialist, Global SI Alliance

    Rahul Krishna Gupta is an Open Source Technology evangelist working with SUSE. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Technologies for more than 18 years, and has been with SUSE for more than 14 years.

    In his current role as Solution Architect with the Global System Integrators Alliance team, Rahul works with the Global SI partners to develop unique joing solutions involving emerging Open Source technologies like OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph and Cloud Foundry.

    During his career with SUSE, Rahul has helped customers and partners adopt open source technologies and deploy them successfull to achieve their business goals.

    Anil Bhasin
    Regional Vice President – India & SAARC
    Palo Alto Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

    Anil Bhasin is an industry veteran with over 27 years of experience in global markets such as Middle East and Asia Pacific besides covering India and SAARC region. He is currently the Regional Vice President of Palo Alto Networks for India and SAARC and as part of his mandate, Anil is responsible for driving profitable growth across the Service provider, Enterprise and Commercial Lines of Businesses through a highly leveraged channels partnership model.

    Since joining Palo Alto Networks about 5 years ago, Anil has accelerated Palo Alto Networks' technology footprint in India across customer segments, creating strategic channel and go-to-market alliances, whilst building a highly experienced and talented team covering all geographies in India and SAARC. Palo Alto Networks, has pioneered the next generation of enterprise security and is leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling all applications and preventing advanced threats from achieving their objectives for thousands of organizations around the world. It is the fastest growing security company in the market and with its game-changing security platform, organizations can confidently pursue a digital- first strategy as they implement key technology initiatives within the cloud and increasingly mobile networks, while maintaining complete visibility and control, to protect their most valued data assets and critical control systems. It has again been designated as a Leader in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, now 6 years in a row.

    Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Anil Bhasin was with Cisco Systems in India for over 12 years in various leadership roles which included leading Cisco’s Financial Services business in India, as Head of their Enterprise business segment, leading the Financial Services business vertical for Cisco in APJC Theater. In his last assignment at Cisco India, he was the Country Manager for the Services business, responsible for driving Cisco’s professional, technical and advanced services, creating new go-to-market strategies for increasing Cisco’s relevance and mindshare through a Services-led approach in Enterprise, Public Sector, Service Provider and Commercial segments.