INFOCOM, one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers, that was conceived with the aim of setting the pace for development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, entered into the second day of the convergence.
INFOCOM Conference focuses on the three pillars of Business – technology – Leadership. With the focal theme of the 18th edition being, ‘Winning in this VUCA world’, the three-day conference entered its second day, after a successful day one, with more interesting discussions and speeches by notable personalities. INFOCOM has always provided a platform that hosts a wide range of knowledgeable speakers from the private and public sector in India as well as stalwarts from all over the world. The second day of the conference witnessed a wide spectrum of discussions ranging from extreme customer centricity to leadership in a digital society to patient-centricity in healthcare to motivational talks by accomplished achievers and transformative orators.
The discussions in the second day of the Summit kick-started with a TECHNOLOGY FORUM that saw various leaders from the industry take the stage and share their ideas on various topics.
The Technology Forum kick-started with a Spotlight Session on ‘Extreme Customer Centricity in this VUCA World’ which was hosted by Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta, Senior Partner and Founder, Intueri Consulting LLP. The session witnessed Renowned Thought Leader, Customer Centricity Expert and Author of “Managers the Day After Tomorrow”, Mr. Rik Vera take centre stage and share his ideas on the topic. After spending over 25 years in C-level jobs in sales, marketing and general management at companies such as Desso, Armstrong and Domo Contract Flooring, Mr. Rik Vera has always built his businesses on innovation, new business models, customer centricity and technology as a powerful enabler and now he uses that experience to inspire companies to develop their own strategy for a digital and connected world. He started this exhilarating life as an inspirational keynote speaker in 2012 and since then he has given several hundreds of highly rated keynotes around the globe to international companies.
The session was followed by the Leadership Keynote Address on ‘Datacentre Modernization: The Foundation for Digital Transformation’ by Mr. Bala A, Vice President & Managing Director, SAARC & India, Nutanix.
This was followed by a Keynote by Mr. Prashant Garg, Partner – Analytics, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP on ‘CIO Bucket List 2022’. Another Keynote by Mr. Arijit Ghosh, Enterprise Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise on ‘Intelligent Data Platform: Dawn of the Intelligence Era’ followed the session.
This was followed by a session on ‘Oracle Generation 2 Cloud- India’ by Mr. Kapil Makhija, Senior Director– Cloud Platform, Oracle India.
Sri Debashis Sen, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengaland Chairman, HIDCO,delivered a keynote address on Leadership in a Digital Society.
Dr. Suborno Bose, Founder of Eduguy and Founder and Chief Mentor, Indismart Group delivered a keynote address on ‘Is Technology Assisting you to get your Career Choice?‘ Mr.Anindya Ghosh, Associate Partner – Cognitive Business Decision Services, IBM India Pvt. Ltd also joined him in this session, providing the technology perspective.
Post lunch, the sessions of Day 2 of INFOCOM 2019 proceeded in two tracks. Track A being the INDUSTRY & SME FORUM and Track B being the CIO & Security Forum.