CII Connect 2020 Agenda

Morning Session

1030 - 1215 : Inaugural Session

1030 - 1035 : Welcome Address

Mr Hari Thiagarajan

ChairmanCII, Tamil Nadu

1035 - 1045 : Theme Address

Mr Suresh Raman

ChairmanCII CONNECT 2020

1045 - 1055 : Special Address

Mr C K Ranganathan

Deputy ChairmanCII, Southern Region

1055 - 1115 : Keynote Address

Mr C Vijayakumar

President & Chief Executive OfficerHCL Technologies

1115 - 1135 : Keynote Address

Mr Jean Francois Baril

Executive CharimanHMD Global

1135 - 1145 : Special Address

Dr Omkar Rai

Director GeneralSoftware Technology Parks of India

1145 - 1155 : Special Address

Mr Hans Raj Verma, IAS.,

Additional Chief Secretary, Information TechnologyGovernment of Tamil Nadu

1155 - 1210 : Chief Guest Address

Mr R B Udayakumar

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

1210 - 1215 : Closing Remarks

Dr S Chandrakumar

Vice ChairmanCII, Tamil Nadu

1215 : End of Inaugural Session

Evening Session

1630 – 1930 : Policy & Geo Political - Advantage India

Unlocking the Indian economy to the world economy during a process of de-globalization is not an easy task. India’s current position in the global economy offers opportunities to strengthen itself even in a more fragmented global economy, and to further strengthen this position, it could be important to address many domestic distortions, and also make a renewed policy-focus around the make-in-India initiative, to realize the coming-of-age of India’s manufacturing potential. How can Indian capitalize on these advantages and opportunities? How should India adopt a phased strategy, prioritizing several immediate, medium, and long-term components?Would moving up the value chain be far easier when there is an underlying ecosystem, or should India consider a calibrated approach to identify global supply-chains, and invite companies to manufacture in India’s eastern coast and traditional manufacturing.

1630 - 1635 : Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr S Mahalingam

Past ChairmanCII, Southern Region

1635 - 1650 - Keynote Address

Dr K V Subramanian

Chief Economic AdvisorGovernment of India

1650 - 1705 - Special Address

Mr Ramesh Mangaleswaran

Senior PartnerMcKinsey & Company

1705 - 1710 - Session summary by Session Chairman

1710 - 1740 : Virtual Fireside Chat :
Session on Core ICT and its Importance in India (pre-recorded)

1710 – 1715 - Introduction of Speakers

Mr Suresh Raman

ChairmanCII, CONNECT 2020

1715 – 1740 - Virtual Fireside Chat Speakers

Dr Arogyaswami J. Paulraj

Professor, Stanford University & Inventor of the MIMO

Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Director Indian Institute of Technology

1740 - 1820 : Roundtable :
Role of Government in the New Digital Age

The Digital Government Strategy typically should enable its citizens and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device. It would be interesting to understand how the government departments are adjusting to this new digital world, and provide opportunity to enable the public, entrepreneurs, and own government programs to better leverage the rich wealth of federal data to pour into applications and services by ensuring that data is open and machine-readable by default. The roundtable can deliberate on how governments can create an information-centric approach to address the reach and value to government services by helping to surface the best information and making it widely available through a variety of useful formats, and also have a customer-centric approach to allow customers to shape, share and consume information, whenever and however they want it.

Opening Remarks & Speaker Introduction

1740 – 1750 : Address

Mr Tej Paul Bhatla

Vice President and Deputy HeadTata Consultancy Services

1750 – 1800 : Special Address

Mr Hans Raj Verma, IAS.,

Additional Chief Secretary, Information TechnologyGovernment of Tamil Nadu

1800 – 1810 : Special Address

Dr Rajendra Kumar, IAS.,

Additional Secretary Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

1820 - 1900 : Round Table:
Work From Home (WFH) Policies

There are a whole host of things one needs to start relooking at when work from home becomes the new norm, as it has been seen in this pandemic. Multiple models are emerging, and it could be a physical-digital world co-existing, making things a bit complex, with companies adopting remote working in varying degree. This session needs to deliberate around concessions and policy framework that requires a holistic approach across various segments / departments to facilitate this significant transition. Panelist may explore relaxation of telecom regulations that allow back-office companies to work from home and move equipment out from designated special economic zones to facilitate remote working, to relook at employer's role with respect to safety and health measures at workplace. Then there are changes in labour laws to redefine working hours and shift timings, and expenses incurred by employers to enable WFH as business expenses. Questions like how you build trust in a culture where landing up in office is seen as part of your commitment to work.

1820 - 1900 : Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr Sethuraman

Office Managing Partner KPMG

1825 - 1900 : Panelists

Mr C K Ranganathan

Deputy Chairman, CII(SR) & Chairman & Managing Director CavinKare

Mr Ashish Agarwal

Head - PolicyNASSCOM

Mr Shantanu Jha

Senior Vice President – HRCognizant

1900 - 1930 : Virtual Fireside Chat:
Strategy to create an Electronics Manufacturing Ecosystem in Tamil Nadu

India has the potential to develop and manufacture Electronics/IT Hardware for the global markets and gain higher global share besides meeting the country’s future requirement in the converging areas of information, communication and entertainment. The Government has also identified growth of Electronics and IT Hardware manufacturing sector as a thrust area. The roundtable needs to deliberate on the policy measures needed and how to promote the growth of Hardware manufacturing in India. Also ideas around how India /TN can promote international cooperation & development, explore newer opportunities that are arising out of the adversity, such that India/TN can feature high on the agenda of several leading global Electronics and IT manufacturers, and make thecountry the global hub of electronics manufacturing.

Mr Jean Francois Baril

Executive ChairmanHMD Global

Mr Raghuvir

Editor Business Line

Close of Day I

1625 - 1930 - Innovation - Foundation for the Future Workforce

1630 - Opening Remarks & Context Setting

Mr Hari Thiagarajan

ChairmanCII, Tamil Nadu

1630 - 1645 - Keynote Address

Mr Salil Parekh

Chief Executive Officer Infosys

1645 - 1730 - Panel Discussion :
Unveiling of the “Blueprint for a Skill Tech University” and Launch of the
Skill Tech University in Tamil Nadu by Government of Tamil Nadu

Increased automation, shifts in the culture of work, and new organizational models, are becoming more urgent. The timing is right to revisit the issue of future work skills.This session is designed to deeply explore both the universe of future skills themselves, as well as the ways that they are currently taught and measured, in the hope that they can be more fully integrated into workforce training, thus concentrating on a core set of fundamental skills that potential employees need in the workplace.

1645 - 1650 - Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Narayanan

National Leader - Education and Skill DevelopmentKPMG

1650 - 1730 - Panelists

Mr Hans Raj Verma, IAS.,

Additional Chief Secretary, Information TechnologyGovernment of Tamil Nadu

Mr Md. Nasimuddin, IAS.,

Additional Chief Secretary – LabourGovernment of Tamil Nadu

Mr N Muruganandam, IAS.,

Principal Secretary – IndustriesGovernment of Tamil Nadu

Ms Apoorva IAS.,

Principal Secretary - EducationGovernment of Tamil Nadu

1730 - 1815 : Round Table :
Creating a Digitally Transformed Workforce

This session is designed to deeply explore both the universe of future skills themselves, as well as the ways that they are currently taught and measured, in the hope that they can be more fully integrated into workforce training, thus concentrating on a core set of fundamental skills that potential employees need in the workplace.

1730 - 1735 - Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Narayanan

National Leader - Education and Skill Development KPMG

1735 - 1815 - Panelists

Mr Vishnu Venugopalan IAS.,

Managing Director Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation

Mr Greg Miller

Executive DirectorFaethm, Australia

Ms Sunhwa Lee

Principal Social Sector Specialist-South AsiaAsian Development Bank

1815 - 1900 - Round Table :
Navigating Industry 4.0 – Skills perspective

This session is designed to deeply explore both the universe of future skills themselves, as well as the ways that they are currently taught and measured, in the hope that they can be more fully integrated into workforce training, thus concentrating on a core set of fundamental skills that potential employees need in the workplace.

1800 – 1805 - Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Dr KK Raman

PartnerKPMG

1805 - 1900 - Panel Discussions

Mr P Kaniappan

Managing DirectorWabco India

Mr Sudarsan Pitty

Head – Manufacturing OperationsNokia Solutions & Networks

Dr Sudhir

Dean, Design Innovation & Incubation Indian Institute of Information TechnologyDesign and Manufacturing

1845 - 1930 : Round Table :
Industry Re-imagined

This session is designed to deeply explore both the universe of future skills themselves, as well as the ways that they are currently taught and measured, in the hope that they can be more fully integrated into workforce training, thus concentrating on a core set of fundamental skills that potential employees need in the workplace.

1900 - 1905 - Session Chairman

Mr Narayanan

National Leader - Education and Skill DevelopmentKPMG

1905 - 1930 - Panel Discussions

Dr Manish Kumar

Managing DirectorNational Skill Development Corpn

Mr S Janardhan

Global Head – Talent DevelopmentTata Consultancy Services

1630 - 1930 - Infrastructure – Technologies and Connectivity / Capabilities & Challenges

1630 - 1715 : Round Table :
Making India Atmanirbhar in Smart phone Manufacturing

As digital capabilities improve and connectivity becomes omnipresent, technology is poised to quickly and radically change nearly every sector of India’s economy. That is likely to both create significant economic value and change the nature of work for tens of millions of Indians. How Government and the private sector are moving to spread high-speed connectivity across the country and provide the hardware and services to put Indian consumers and businesses online? What does this increased connectivity and Devices/Electronics mean in economic terms? And how quickly and effectively will the country be able to harness digital technologies for the prosperity of all Indians? Panelist may use Audio-visual examples/use cases to state their point of view.

1630 – 1635 - Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr Pankaj Mohindroo

Chairman ICEA

1635 - 1715 : Panel Discussions

Mr Rahul Sharma

Co-founder Micromax

Mr Rajan Vagadia

VP and President Qualcomm India & SAARC

Mr Richard Hopkins

Senior Vice President - OperationsFlex

1715 - 1800 : Breakout Session :
Ethics & Trust – Security Management, Data management, Privacy issues, IP issues, Risk Management

Emphasis on how to tackle the enormous ethical considerations, to preventing cyberattacks and intellectual property rights.

1715 - 1720 : Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr Akhilesh Tuteja

PartnerKPMG

1720 – 1800 : Panel Discussions

Ms Nappinai N S

Advocate, Supreme Court & Founder- Cyber Saathi

Mr Jeffry A Greenbaum

Managing PartnerFrankfurt Kumit, Germany

Mr T Narayanan

Senior Vice President & General Counsul India & APAC Cognizant

1715 - 1800 : Breakout Session :
Cutting-edge Technologies & Innovation – Augmented Reality, Adaptive learning, Intelligent Automation, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence

Panelist may be encouraged to use Audio-visual examples/use cases to showcase how innovative technologies is changing the lansdcape and disrupting services.

1715 - 1720 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

1720 - 1800 : Panel Discussions

Panelist

Mr K S Ganesan

Global Technology Leader & Automation HeadCognizant

Mr C A Krishnan

Product HeadTCS iON

Mr Dinanath Kholkar

Vice President, Global Head of Analytics & InsightsTata Consultancy Services

1800 - 1845 : Round Table :
The Automation of Everything Era

In spite of the enormous impact that automation will have on our way of life,we need to create an environment which acts as an ‘incubator’ for automation technologies to thrive and develop. It must be equipped to capture their value, be it across both the elements of automation from a business perspective: industrial automation and information automation. We are making quantum leaps in everyday technologies. The super-intelligence of the future as “an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains" in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills is quite possibly the most important and most daunting challenge humanity has ever faced. It’s always thrilling to take a look into the future and see what is possible. But it is even more so when these future possibilities are already manifesting as real opportunities. This session would outline this new reality from a technology and business value point of view, and try identify the critical steps required for each industry.

1800 - 1805 : Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Mr Regu Ayyaswamy

Senior Vice President, Global Head (IoT) & EISTata Consultancy Services

1805 – 1845 : Panel Discussions

Mr Zarir Langrana

Executive DirectorTata Chemicals

Mr Dilip Sawhney

Managing DirectorRockwell Automation

Mr Chulanga Perera

Chief Information OfficerDaimler India Commercial

1845 - 1930 : Round Table :
MSMEs on Opportunities, Strength and Challenges of the Digital growth

MSMEs are the backbone of any industrial economy, and as in larger part of the world, most transformations have happened on the back of robust industrial sector, and MSMEs have played a critical role in these transformations. The MSME sector has the potential to spread industrial growth across the country and can be a major partner in the process of inclusive growth. The current riding tension between localization and globalization would in fact lead us to re-think our strategies and supply chains. This session would look into areas that could help capitalize on the opportunities and the potential to reduce the existing challenges. Other key questions to address could range from whether adopting the cluster development approach be a key strategy for enhancing the productivity and competitiveness as well as capacity building of MSME, to how to support the sustainability and growth of MSEs by addressing common issues such as improvement of technology, skills and quality, market access, access to capital, etc.

1845 – 1855 : Special Address

Dr K Gopal IAS.,

Principal Secretary (MSME)Government of Tamil Nadu

1855 – 1900 - Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Sujeesh

Immt Past President, AIEMA & ProprietorSri Hari Industries

1900 – 1930 - Panelists

Mr Dibyo Haldar

SMB Director – APACFacebook

Mr Sujeesh

Immt Past President, AIEMA & ProprietorSri Hari Industries

Mr Martin Worlein

Head of India and South Asia Advisory Make in MittlestandGermany

1630 - 1930 - Consuming Industries : Unlocking the Transformative Power of Digital Technologies

Breakout Session :

1630 - 1715 : Breakout Session : Power of Digital Technologies - Healthcare

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1630 - 1635 : Opening Remarks by Session Moderator

Mr Santosh Misra, IAS.,

Commissioner & Chief Executive OfficerTN e-Governance Agency

1635 - 1715 : Panelists

Mr Sanjeev

Chief Executive Officer and Managing DirectorMeddiff Technologies Pvt Ltd

Mr Rajiv Sikka

CIOMedanta Hospitals

1630 - 1715 - Breakout Session : Power of Digital Technologies – Retail

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1630 - 1635 - Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Prakash Balasubramanian

Vice President & Global Delivery HeadCognizant

1635 - 1715 : Panelists

Mr Krishnan Venkateswaran

CDIOTitan

Mr Mohamed El Fanichi

CIOLandmark Group

Ms Priya Dar

Chief Digital OfficerAmway

Mr Vetriselvan

Director – RMMPowerFleet, USA

1630 - 1715 : Breakout Session : Power of Digital Technologies – Media & Entertainment

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1630 - 1635 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr S K Swamy

ChairmanR K SWAMY BBDO

1635 - 1715 : Panelists

Mr Senthil

Chief Executive OfficerQUBE Cinemas

Mr Ramesh Anumukonda

India Country ManagerUnity Technologies

Ms Megha Tata

Managing Director - South AsiaDiscovery India

Mr Gowthaman

Chief Executive OfficerAqilliz

Breakout 2 (B2B)

1715 - 1800 : Breakout Session : Additive Manufacturing

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1715 - 1720 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Alex Lalumiere

Head, APJ MarketsHP 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing

1720 - 1800 : Panelists

Mr V Janardhanam

General ManagerRedington

Mr Alex Lalumiere

Head, APJ MarketsHP 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing

Mr Sridhar

DirectorInTech - Metal 3D Printing

Dr Laxmidhar Biswal

Head - CITE, Jewellery DivisionTitan

1715 - 1800 : Breakout Session : Automotive and Transportation

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1715 - 1720 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Kandasamy Subramanian

Director, Global Mfg. EnggFord Motor Pvt Ltd

1720 - 1800 : Panelists

Mr Guruprasad

Managing DirectorBosch Automotive Electronics

Mr Manish Patel

CIOMG Motor

1715 - 1800 : Breakout Session : Defence & Aerospace

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1715 - 1720 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr S Rangarajan

Chief Executive OfficerData Patterns

1720 - 1800 : Panelists

Dr A Sivathanu Pillai

Former Chief Executive OfficerBrahMos Aerospace

Mr Banmali Agrawala

President, Infra, Defence and AerospaceTata Sons

Breakout 3 (B2S)

1800 - 1845 : Breakout Session : Education

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1800 - 1805 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Karthik Padmanabhan

AVP & Delivery Leader – Global Growth MarketsCognizant Interactive

1805 - 1845 : Panelists

Mr Alan Read

VP - Technology & Business Partner - UK | Europe | Africa Pearson

Mr. Narasimha Jayakumar

Chief Executive OfficerAakash Education

Mr Naryanan Sundaresan

Vice President - TechnologyStrategic Education Inc

1800 - 1845 : Breakout Session : Agriculture & Water

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1800 - 1805 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr N K Ranganath

Past Chairman, CII, Tamil Nadu & Water AmbassadorGrundfos Pumps

1805 - 1845 : Panelists

Mr Jitesh

CROCropin

Mr Venkat Maroja

Chief Executive OfficerSource Trace

Mr Ramesh Santhanam

Former Chief Innovation OfficerIndian Institute of Technology

1800 - 1845 : Breakout Session : Governance ( Citizen Services & Innovation)

The digital revolution is already transforming many aspects of business and even whole industries. As technology becomes ubiquitous and accessible to the wider population, it is having a profound impact on how customers behave and the expectations they have. As newer generations are raised as “digital natives”, they are not only harder to surprise, but can also imagine for themselves how technology can be used to improve their lives. It would be wonderful to see this session detailing on how digital transformation provides industry with unparalleled opportunities for value creation, creating new revenue models, enabling unprecedented access to global markets, and last by not the least, produce benefits for society.

1800 - 1805 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr M Vijayakumar, IAS.,

Managing DirectorElectronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu

1805 - 1845 : Panelists

Mr Vikas Kannongo

Senior ConsultantDigital World Bank

Mr Praveen Nair, IAS.,

CollectorNagapattinam District

Ms Jothi Nirmalaswamy, IAS.,

Inspector General of RegnGovt of TN

1845 - 1930 : Round Table :
The Role of Digitalization within the Financial Services Sector (TN - Fintech Capital)

As technology and digital services continue to ingrain themselves into more aspects of our lives, there is no shortage of digital disruptors in Fintech. New technology has given way to new services and with new services comes disruption of the old. As the technology which guides the industry continues to evolve, one thing can be certain. More change is on the horizon. In this session, we explore several of the key changes that are taking the financial sector by storm as well as the challenges & opportunities that come along with them.

1845 - 1850 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

DirectorSoftware Technology Parks of India

1850 - 1930 : Panelists

Mr Alok Mittal

Co-Founder & Chief Executive OfficerIndifi Technologies

Ms Paroma Chatterjee

Chief Business OfficerLendingKart

Dr Susanne Geri

Chief Executive OfficerTecways, Germany

Mr Vishal Kanvaty

Chief Market InnovationNational Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)

Mr Micheal Arul

Managing DirectorTecways India

0930 - 1200 : Investment under the New Normal – Driving Growth

0930 - 1000 : Virtual Fireside Chat:
The Eco-System available for Entrepreneurs in Technology & Startups

In recent years, startups have been receiving increased attention in many parts of the world. In India, the number of startups has increased fast and more support has become available in all dimensions. This session would analyse the current state of the Indian startup ecosystem and look up three aspects: to provide an understanding of the growth drivers and motivations of Indian startup founders; identify challenges facing these startups; and outline the pillars in place that support them.

0930 – 0935 : Introduction of Speakers

Mr Ramaraj

Senior AdvisorElevar Equity

0935 – 1000 : Speakers

Mr Sridhar Vembu

Founder, Chief Executive OfficerZoho Corp

Mr Kunal Bahl

FounderSnapDeal

1000 – 1030 : Round Table :
What must be done to fast-track Smart Cities, and optimize, post-covid era

The current virus pandemic has possibly provided aonce-in-a-lifetime opportunity for speeding up the introduction of digital technologies aimed at improving our lives. With social distancing, facial scanning of temperatures, wearable sesors souding alarms, changes in rail-road-air traffic patterns, reduced dependence on office spaces, and technology permeating all these spheres, we must come to terms with this and ensure that systems undergo the changes that accompany this understanding, be it in mobility, housing, employment, or financial investments. This session largely would try and analyze how smart cities can leverage technology infrastructure to adopt the newer paradigms, and explore ways to optimize and fast-track its implementation going forward. How can urban planning systems equip themselvesbetter for future pandemic management?

1000 – 1005 : Opening Remarks by Session Moderator

Mr C Velan

City Head - Chennai OperationsCapitaLand India Limited

1005 – 1030 : Panel Discussions

Mr R Srinivasan

Head - Smart Business SolutionsLarsen & Toubro

Mr V Suresh

Chairman - IGBC & Former CMDHUDCO

Dr G Prakash, IAS.,

CommissionerCorporation of Chennai

1030 - 1100 : Round Table :
Partner Countries - Tapping the potential of billions of opportunity

India's Trillion-Dollar Digital Opportunity is an endeavour of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India to present India's Digital Vision and the potential of India to attain $1 Trillion of economic value of digital economy by 2025. With India emerging as significant markets, India and partner countries must work with close coordination and have fair assessment in term of identifying clear areas of association and also in facilitating its entrepreneurs to collaborate extensively, invest in India and take advantage in tapping the potential of billions of screens of opportunity. The session would have representatives from Partner Countries elaborating on how they wish to engage with, laying special emphasis on getting their entrepreneurs to bring creative, innovative and futuristic ideas and models so that they could catch attention ofthe India's entrepreneurs, innovators, and government bodies, for possible partnerships and investments thereon. They could also articulate key areas or their expectations and guidelines, where they wish more clarity to be driven on, etc.

1030 – 1035 : Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Dr Neeraj Mittal, IAS.,

Managing Director & Chief Executive OfficerGuidance Tamil Nadu

1035 – 1100 : Panel Discussions

H.E Mr Oliver Ballhatchet

British Deputy High CommissionerChennai

H. E. Mr Gert Heijkoop

Consul General of NetherlandsBengaluru

H. E Ms Jette Jerrum

Consul GeneralHead of Trade Council and Innovation Centre, Denmark

1100 - 1230 : Valedictory Session

Special Keynote Address

Mr Edappadi K Palaniswami

Hon’ble Chief Minister Government of Tamil Nadu

Keynote Address

Mr R B Udayakumar

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

Opening Remarks

Mr Hari Thiagarajan

ChairmanCII, Tamil Nadu State Council

Distribution of CII Connect Awards 2020

Announcement of Government IT Policies

Address

Mr Suresh Raman

ChairmanCII CONNECT 2020

Special Address

Mr Hans Raj Verma, IAS.,

Additional Chief Secretary, Information TechnologyGovernment of Tamil Nadu

Special Address

Mr Josh Foulger

Co Chairman, CII Connect 2020 & Country Head and MD- FIH India

Special Address

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

DirectorSTPI

1225 – 1230 : Concluding Remarks

1230 : Close of Day V & Connect 2020 Concludes

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

Co Chairman, CII Connect 2020 & Country Head and MD- FIH 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 Chief Executive Officer 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