CII Connect 2019 Agenda

1000 - 1130

Inaugural Session

Mr Edappadi K Palaniswami

Hon’ble Chief Minister Government of Tamil Nadu

Mr R B Udayakumar

Hon’ble Minister for Revenue,
Disaster Management &
Information Technology Government of Tamil Nadu

Dr Santosh Babu, IAS

Principal Secretary - Information Technology Government of Tamil Nadu

Mr Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Chairman, CII, Southern Region & Chairman and Managing Director LMW

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

Director Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) - Chennai

Mr Suresh Raman

Chairman, CII Connect
Vice President & Regional Head Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai

Mr S Chandramohan

Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu
Group President, Finance &
Investment Strategy TAFE Ltd

Release of "CII-KPMG Thought Leadership Report"

Launch of TNeGA Key Initiatives. TNeGA MoU Signing with Anna University, Kerala Blockchain Academy & IIT Madras. Policy Release by TNeGA.

1135 - 1145

Networking Break

1145 - 1315

Plenary Session 1

The growing importance of the technology economy / Future of technology companies in the $5tn economy

Given the vision of Digital India aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.

The session would strive to identify issues and discuss opportunities related to technology companies and the impact on the economy and how government can contribute in taking this across with support from various stakeholders.

How should the tech companies innovate to lead us to achieving $5 trillion economy in the country; Possible vision and roadmap - How Government, & Industry, could facilitate reaching or achieving the goal; How policy makers can create an environment in which these technologies flourish by adopting appropriate regulations that protect the rights of citizens; How Government can encourage the growth of tech industries and applications by supporting efforts to create standards and help entrepreneurs scale up ideas into major companies; Emphasis the need to foster an environment for innovation.

1145-1155: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr R Ramkumar

Chairman & Managing Director Cognizant Technology Solutions

1155-1235: Panel Discussions

Mr Sridhar Vembu

Founder Zoho Corporation

Mr Josh Foulger

Managing Director & Country Head Foxconn India

Mr Antony Prakash

Chief - Tech Infra National Payment Corporation of India

Mr Sameer Garde

President, Cisco India and SAARC CISCO

1235-1305: Interaction

1305-1315: Session Summary by Session Chairman

1315 - 1415

Networking Lunch

1415 - 1530

Parallel Session 1

India & Partner Country : A Collaborative Advantage

The session would focus on How, What, When you could bring in technology that could be mutually beneficial to both countries and the State; Specific initiatives that your country has put in or proposed to put in India, Tamil Nadu; Touch points of Strengthening existing initiatives and industry from your country; How the Govt, Industry, Academia of both our countries could facilitate reaching the goal.

1415-1420: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr R Ramaraj

Senior Advisor Elevar Advisors (P) Limited

1420-1435: Keynote Address

Dr Santhosh Babu, IAS

Principal Secretary - Information Technology Government of Tamil Nadu

1435-1505: Panel Discussions

Her Excellency Ms Dana Kursh

Hony Consul General Consulate General of Israel

Mr Rajeev Mechari

Hony Consul General Consulate General of Ireland

1505-1520: Interactive Session

1520-1525: Session Summary by Session Chairman

1525-1530: Session Changeover

Parallel Session 1

Panel Discussion on ICT & Governance : How digital is changing the LIFE OF THE common man

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.  The session would focus on how the common man can benefit from innovative or emerging digital technologies and reduce issues of governance.

The session is also focus on Key Success Factors and Specific use-cases or examples of how it has or could be influenced.

1415-1420: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr S Mahalingam

Past Chairman, CII, Southern Region Tata Consultancy Services

1420 - 1500 : Panel Discussions

Mr Santosh Misra, IAS

Chief Executive Officer & Commissioner TN e-Governance Agency

Mr Kalyan Siva

Managing Director 5C Network

Mr David Nabet

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Sagiles

Mr Pradeep John

Tamil Nadu Weatherman

1500-1520: Interactive Session

1520-1525: Session Summary by Session Chairman

1525-1530: Session Changeover

1630 - 1745

Parallel Session 2

Panel Discussion on Intelligent systems & Emerging Technologies – Shaping the Future Economy

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.

The session is to focus on Emerging technologies promises significant benefits to our economy and society. We need a global approach to enable these technologies to scale-up across and find effective solutions to common challenges. The Panelists can elucidate technologies that are likely to shape the future of economy; Identify technologies that would have a direct impact on the country's economic and social challenges in the coming decade.

How technologies are helping economies in developing countries by reducing the costs of production, encouraging growth of new business and advancing communication

1630-1640: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr Narayanan

Partner & National Head-EducationKPMG

1640 - 1720 : Panel Discussions

Mr Deepak Pande

Head – IoT Vodafone, India

Mr P R Krishnan

Executive Vice President - Global Head, AI & Automation Tata Consultancy Services

Mr Venkatesh Viswanathan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Latent View Analytics

Mr Kapil Dev Iyer

National Head - Demand generation and Marketing Tata Tele Business Services

1720-1735: Interactive Session

1735-1740: Session Summary by Session Chairman

1740-1745: Session Changeover

Parallel Session 2

5G- A Pathway in achieving socio-economic transformation

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.

The session will focus on With Consumers and businesses considering mobile connectivity essential, 5G can provide a better consumer experience and improve business utility through faster data transmission and more reliable connectivity. Digital transformation has long held the promise of improving economic outcomes, and 5G is the next development in continuing the critical enabling capacity of communications services across the economy.

Enablement of 5G, gives a wider range of applications by providing the responsive digital technology required to support innovations such as robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), etc. How 5G is likely to enable introduction of new goods and services; Improve business efficiency in producing and delivering goods and services, and enable scope for greater innovation; Improve health and social outcomes; The session will touch upon costs and benefits, across industries, that may stem from 5G and the potential impacts on businesses and consumers; talk how Digital Transformation fueled with 5G, can be a massive tool, to be a pathway to achieving socio-economic transformation Possible Use-cases.

1630-1640: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Director IIT Centre for Innovation

1640-1710: Panel Discussions

Mr Sandeep Gupta

Head - Strategy and Architecture Airtel

Mr Sudarshan Pitty

Head Nokia Solutions & Networks (P) Limited

Mr Radhey Shyam

Chief Technology Officer Huawei

1710-1735: Interactive Session

1735-1740 : Session Summary by Session Chairman

1740 - 1745

Networking Break & Close of Day I

1000 - 1145

Parallel Session 3

How to move towards Cashless Transaction and Drive financial inclusion

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.

The session would strive to identify issues and discuss opportunities for banking institutions and how technology can be leveraged to aid financial inclusion and scale. The session would be focusing on with financial inclusion, as many as 300 million Indians could gain access to banking services and raise their incomes by 5 to 30 percent thanks to better access to credit and the ability to save and make remittances. Other benefits could be improved - productivity and higher incomes for citizens using financial services and from lower costs and reduced leakage in government transfers and payments; Challenges in dataprivacy and cyber security Industries, Companies, Startups that are into the area.

1000-1010: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

Director Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) - Chennai

1010 - 1050 : Panel Discussions

Dr Gulshan Rai

Ex-Chief Information Security Officer Government of India

Mr Suresh Sethi

Chief Executive Officer India Post Payment Bank

Ms Gowri Mukerjee

Chief Executive Officer Creditmantri

1050-1110: Interactive Session

1110-1130 : Session Summary by Session Chairman

1130-1200: Networking Break

Parallel Session 3

Future of Jobs & Skills

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy. 

In today’s age of big data analytics, machine and deep learning, machines are increasingly taking jobs of humans. With technology changing so fast, no one knows where jobs of the future are going to emerge from and what they will look like. This panel can discuss the supporting ecosystem required in the future economy, to augment “Innovation”, “Job Creation”, Changes in Skilling required, the role of universities and research institutions; and appropriate government policies. Detail out a roadmap that can be planned for the future by the Government, and Industry, and what should the policymakers, seeking to secure economic growth in the decades to come, protect and extend our innovative environment.

Human Machine Interface - New classes of jobs that need human interface with machines will come into existence. Focus on how humans would interact with technology and make people comfortable with these new technologies. Need to train people from an early age on such technologies.

1000 - 1010: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Dr K K Raman

Partner KPMG

1010-1110: Panel Discussions

Mr Manish Kumar

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer National Skill Development Corporation

Mr Ravi Tennety

Chief Executive Officer Quess Corp

Mr Praveen Ganesh

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Letzconnect

Prof. M K Surappa

Vice Chancellor Anna University

Ms Sangeeta Gupta

Senior Vice President - Strategy NASSCOM

Dr Ashraf

Founder Kerala Blockchain Academy

1110-1125: Interactive Session

1125-1130 : Session Summary by Session Chairman

1130-1200

Networking Break

1200 - 1315

Plenary Session 2

5000 Start up in Tamil Nadu by 2025

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.

The session would focus on Fostering a startup culture – While it is ok to fail (failure is often seen as a natural stepping stone on the road to success), it is not seen so in India. How to transform this and create a new breed of youngsters wanting to experiment. How could we compete with the Favorites like Bangalore, and bring in Startups; Govt Support like Entrepreneurship Development Centre; Access to Capital – How can VCs support; Educational initiatives for the startup community – How to attract access to networks of mentors and advisors at university level. The key differentiator, advantages  to open the start up in Tamil Nadu; What is required from Academia and Industry to support and facilitate achieving the 5 year plan.

1200-1210: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Dr J A Chowdary

Advisor – IT Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency

1210-1220 : Keynote Address

Dr Rajendra Kumar, IAS

Principal Secretary - MSME Government of Tamil Nadu

1220-1250: Panel Discussions

Mr Tiruppathi Srinivasan

Vice President Ather Energy

Dr Meera

Program Director Forge Accelerator

Mr Sanjay Vijayakumar

Founder Startup Village

1240-1310: Interactive Session

1310-1315: Session Summary by Session Chairman

1315 - 1415

Networking Lunch Break

1415 - 1530

Plenary Session 3

Industries of the Future - Business Innovation – Impact of Technology

Given the vision of Digital India is aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy that would catapult India towards being a $ 5tn economy.

The Session would discuss and deliberate the Impact of Technology in the future of these sectors;

As cutting-edge technologies reach the market and are integrated, business strategies may evolve as well. Research has revealed that technology is transforming the innovation process across all types of Sectors in the coming years - the realities of artificial intelligence’, Productivity and Innovation. How successful business innovation using emerging technology could help find new revenue opportunities, optimize existing channels and, higher profits or give companies an advantage over their competitors. With many new applications and innovations at play, what technology do you expect will have the most exciting implication for businesses in the coming years and why?.

1415-1420: Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr B Santhanam

Past Chairman, CII(SR) & President & Managing Director Saint Gobain Glass India (P) Limited

1420-1440 : Keynote Address

Mr N Muruganandam, IAS

Principal Secretary - Industries Government of Tamil Nadu

1440-1515: Panel Discussions

Dr Sumantran

Chairman Celeris Technologies

Mr V Swamy

Global Head of iON Tata Consultancy Services

Mr Reddy Yereddi

Deputy CEO Ascendas Amaravathy Development

1515-1525 : Interactive Session

1525-1530 : Session Summary by Session Chairman

1530 - 1650

Valedictory Session & CII Connect Awards 2019

Mr R B Udayakumar

Hon’ble Minister for Revenue,
Disaster Management &
Information Technology Government of Tamil Nadu

Dr Santhosh Babu, IAS

Principal Secretary - Information Technology Government of Tamil Nadu

Mr Suresh Raman

Chairman, CII Connect
Vice President & Regional Head Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai

Mr S Chandramohan

Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu
Group President, Finance &
Investment Strategy TAFE Ltd

Mr C Vijayakumar

President & Chief Executive Officer HCL Technologies

1625 - 1645

Distribution of CII Connect Awards 2019

1645 - 1650

Concluding Remarks

1650

Networking Break & Connect 2019 Concludes