07/11/2019 - 08/11/2019, Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai
Theme: Technology @ the Heart of India’s $5 Trillion Economy

CII Connect 2019

An International Conference and Exhibition on Information and Communication Technology
“Technology @ the Heart of India’s $5 Trillion Economy”

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tamil Nadu is organising the 18th Edition of CONNECT 2019 on 7-8 November 2019   at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.

CII has been organizing CONNECT in Chennai since 2001. Over the years, Connect has become an intellectual and impactful platform which brings together Technologists, Industry Leaders, Academicians, Infrastructure providers, thought leaders and Start-ups.

The Connect series has been the forum for Indian ICT Industry to confer on latest trends & developments. This premier annual Conference and Exhibition on Information and Communication Technology has been focusing on the Tamil Nadu’s growth in ICT Sector.  The idea behind this initiative is to make Tamil Nadu State, one of the potential States in India for investment in the ICT Sector, at that time, when India was emerging as a global hub for generating IT manpower to cater the requirement of various advanced countries in the world. This event is jointly organised by CII along with Government of Tamil Nadu and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

Overview

With India striving to be a $5 Trillion economy, India need to capitalize more heavily around developing disruptive business models, use digital technologies to create and deliver value to the customer in an integrated, innovative blend. Journey toward the $5 trillion economy would be fueled by a combination of Smart Manufacturing (Industry 4.0), Connected Transportation and Logistics, Smart & Secure cities, Adaptive education, Cashless transactions and Intelligent Integrated Healthcare and Innovative Governance etc.

Keeping the above, CII Tamil Nadu is organising the 18th Edition of CONNECT 2019 with the theme “Technology @ the Heart of India’s $5 Trillion Economy”  on 7-8 November 2019 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.

Who will be attending

Senior Government officials, CEOs & CXOs, Business decision makers, IT & ITES Companies, ICT specialists, VPs, Directors, Managers, Small – Medium Business Owners & Executives, Network Managers, Security Professionals, Telecommunications professionals, Infrastructure professionals, Human Resources professionals, Faculty and Students from Academia & Media.

Our Focus Areas

  • Impact of technology in economy, industry and jobs
  • Impact of Technology in the future across sectors – Auto, BFSI, IT / ITeS, Entertainment, Agriculture, Urban development, Governance, etc
  • Emerging Technologies that are likely to shape the future of economy – AI, AR, RPA, 5G, Convergence, Quantum computing, Data sciences
  • What will the future of Technology companies looks like in the $5tn economy?
  • What are the Future of Jobs and Skills – Role of technology in every job and hence the changes in skilling required
  • What’s needed to transform TN as the Startup Capital, and create 5000+ Startups by 2025. TN already known to be the SAAS capital
  • Future of Technology Companies
  • Citizen empowerment – Outcomes of Digital Innovations
  • FinTech – Cashless Economy
  • Start Up revolution
  • Talent Transformation and Futuristic Skill Development
  • Emerging Technologies shaping the economy
  • How 5G can help achieve socio-economic transformation
  • Influencing Future Industries – Impact of Technologies
  • Collaborative Advantage – Partner Countries

Connect 2019  – Fact Sheet

  • Power Packed Sessions on both days
  • Hackathon
  • ICT Exhibition
  • B2B and B2G Meetings
  • 100+ exhibitors
  • 2500+ Sqm area
  • 1000+ Business & Trade Visitors
  • Networking with CEO’s and B2B Meetings
  • Product Launches

Schedule

Day 1 : 7 November, 2019

Inaugural Session

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

Networking Break

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Panel Discussions

Interaction

Session Summary by Session Chairman

Networking Lunch

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Keynote Address

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

Session Changeover

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

Networking Break & Close of Day I


Day 2 : 8 November, 2019

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

Networking Break

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.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Keynote Address

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

Networking Lunch Break

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?.

Opening Remarks & Context Setting by Session Chairman

Keynote Address

Panel Discussions

Interactive Session

Session Summary by Session Chairman

Valedictory Session & CII Connect Awards 2019

Distribution of CII Connect Awards 2019

Concluding Remarks

Networking Break & Connect 2019 Concludes

Speakers

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

Dr Rajendra Kumar, IAS

Principal Secretary - MSME

Government of Tamil Nadu

Mr Muruganandam, IAS

Principal Secretary - Industries

Government of Tamil Nadu

Dr J A Chowdary

Advisor - IT

Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency

Mr Suresh Raman

Chairman, CII Connect

Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai

Mr Sridhar Vembu

Founder

Zoho

Mr Derek Hao

President

Huawei India

Mr C Vijayakumar

President & Chief Executive Officer

HCL Technologies

Mr S Chandramohan

Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu & Group President,

Finance & Investment Strategy, TAFE Ltd

Dr Omkar Rai

Director General

Software Technology Parks of India

Mr Santosh Misra IAS

Chief Executive Officer & Commissioner,

TN e-Governance Agency

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

Director

Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai

Mr Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Chairman, CII, Southern Region,

Chairman and Managing Director, LMW

Mr S Mahalingam

Past Chairman, CII, Southern Region

Tata Consultancy Services

Mr R Ramkumar

Chairman & Managing Director

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Mr R Ramaraj

Senior Advisor

Elevar Advisors (P) Limited

Dr Gulshan Rai

Ex-Chief Information Security Officer

Government of India

Mr R Ramanan

Director

Atal Innovation Mission

Mr Manish Kumar

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer,

National Skill Devt. Corporation

Mr Suresh Sethi

Chief Executive Officer

India Post Payment Bank

Ms Gowri Mukerjee

Chief Executive Officer

Creditmantri

Mr Shardul Sheth

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder, Agro Star

Mr Ravi Tennety

Chief Executive Officer

Quess Corp

Mr Randeep Sekhon

Chief Technology Officer

Airtel

Mr Antony Prakash

Chief - Tech Infra

NPCi

Mr Pradeep John

Tamil Nadu Weatherman

Mr Tiruppathi Srinivasan

Vice President

Ather Energy

Dr Sumantran

Chairman

Celeris Technologies

Mr Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Director

IIT Madras

Prof. M K Surappa

Vice Chancellor

Anna University

Mr Venkatesh Viswanathan

Chairman

Latent View

Dr Ashraf

Founder

Blockchain Academy

Mr Praveen Ganesh

Founder & Chief Executive Officer,

Letzconnect

Mr Sanjay Vijayakumar

Founder

Startup Village

Mr Kalyan Siva

Managing Director

5C Network

Mr Josh Foulger

Managing Director & Country Head,

Foxconn

Dr K K Raman

Partner

KPMG

Mr B Santhanam

President

Saint Gobain India (P) Limited

Mr V Swamy

Global Head of iON

Tata Consultancy Services

Mr Sudarshan Pitty

Head

Nokia Solutions & Networks

Mr Deepak Pande

Head - IoT

Vodafone

Mr P R Krishnan

EVP - Global Head, AI & Automation,

Tata Consultancy Services

Mr Narayanan Ramaswamy

Partner & National Head-Education

KPMG

Mr Kapil Dev Iyer

National Head - Demand generation and Marketing,

Tata Tele Business Services

Mr M Ganesh

Chief Operating Officer

Airtel Payment Bank Limited

Dr Meera

Program Director

Forge Accelerator

Mr Sameer Garde

President, Cisco India & SAARC

CISCO

Her Excellency Ms Dana Kursh

Hony Consul General

Consulate General of Israel

Mr Rajeev Mechari

Hony Consul General

Consulate General of Ireland

Mr David Nabet

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sagiles

Mr Sandeep Gupta

Head - Strategy & Architecture

Airtel

Mr Radhey Shyam

Chief Technology Officer

Huawei

Ms Sangeeta Gupta

Senior Vice President - Strategy

NASSCOM

Mr Reddy Yereddi

Deputy CEO

Ascendas Amaravathy Development

Steering Committee

Dr Santhosh Babu, IAS

Principal Secretary - IT

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 S Mahalingam

Past Chairman, CII(SR)

Tata Consultancy Services

Mr Santosh K Misra, IAS

Chief Executive Officer & Commissioner

TN e-Governance Agency

Mr M Vijayakumar, IAS

Managing Director

ELCOT

Dr Sanjay Tyagi

Director

Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai

Mr B Elangovan

Managing Director

Tidel Park

Dr Gokula Krishnan

Joint Director

Software Technology Parks of India

Mr B Evanesan

General Manager – IT Promotion & Devt

ELCOT

Mr R Ramaraj

Senior Advisor

Elevar Advisors Pvt Ltd

Mr R Ramkumar

Chairman & Managing Director

Cognizant Technology Solutions India

Mr Ravi Viswanathan

Chief Marketing Officer

Tata Consultancy Services

Mr S Murali

Business Head

Vodafone

Mr Josh Fougler

Managing Director

Foxconn Technology India (P) Limited

Mr Manoj Murali

Chief Executive Officer, Kerala & Tamil Nadu

Bharti Airtel Limited

Mr Muthu Kumaran

Global Delivery Head - Digital Business Practice

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Mr R Siddharthan

Managing Director

Accenture

Mr Karthi Chandramouli

Global Practice Head

Tech Mahindra

Mr Kumaran Mani

Chief Executive Officer

TenthPlanet Technologies

Dr K K Raman

Executive Director

KPMG

Mr C Velan

City Head – Chennai Operations

Ascendas India

Mr Prajesh Kalathil

Head - Airtel Business

Bharti Airtel Limited

Mr S Sridharan

Managing Director

S10 Technologies Ltd

Mr Rajeshkumar Sitaraman

Vice President

Vodafone Idea

Mr D Arulselvan

Group CFO, President

Cholamandalam

Mr M S Surya

Associate Vice President

Infosys Limited

Mr Kandasamy Subramanian

Director, Global Manufacturing

Engineering, Ford Motor Pvt Ltd

Mr Rajat S. Chatterjee

Regional Marketing Head-South

Tata Tele Business Services

Mr Narayanan Ramaswamy

Partner & National Head-Education

KPMG

Mr B C Datta

Convenor - CII TN Governance in Policy Advocacy: EoDB Panel & Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Hyundai Motor India Limited

Mr Robin Bunker

Head - Strategy

Foxconn India Limited

Mr Thillairajan

Professor

IIT Madras

Jury Committee

Mr Suresh Raman

Chairman, CII Connect

Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai

DR ASHWIN MAHALINGAM

Chairman, CII Connect 2019 Awards, Associate Professor

IIT Madras

MR R RAMARAJ

Senior Advisor

Elevar Advisors Pvt Ltd

Mr Raguttama Rao

Chief Executive Officer

Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

DR SANTHOSH BABU, IAS

Principal Secretary - Information Technology

Government of Tamil Nadu

MR M VIJAYAKUMAR, IAS

Managing Director

ELCOT

DR SANJAY TYAGI

Director

Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai

MR KRISHNAKUMAR NATARAJAN

Former Executive Chairman

Mindtree

Ms Akhila Rajeshwar

Executive Director

TiE

Mr Kumaran Mani

Chief Executive Officer

TenthPlanet Technologies

Mr Dilip Chari

Director – Markets & Strategy

KPMG

Mr Prashanth Subramanian

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Quadra Systems

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