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Thursday, July 11

3:30pm IST

Day 1: Registration & Hi-Tea
Thursday July 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

4:00pm IST

Welcome Address by Zinnov
Thursday July 11, 2013 4:00pm - 4:15pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

4:15pm IST

Keynote Panel: Future of R&D in India
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Pari Natarajan

CEO & Co-Founder, Zinnov LLC. India
Pari has successfully led engagements for Fortune 1000 companies and helped them effectively globalize their R&D initiatives and expand their business footprint in India as well as other emerging markets. Pari continues to provide thought leadership in the areas of R&D globalization... Read More →

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Dr. Pradeep Desai

Technology Leader - Software Sciences and Analytics, GE Global Research
Dr. Pradeep Desai has over two decades of experience comprising of- Technology and Business Innovation Management Embedded Systems Software- Product and Application Development He has managed large software centers and research centers. He has been instrumental in building... Read More →
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Akila Krishnakumar

Former President – Global Technology and Country Head (India) at SunGard, Founding Partner – Social Venture Partners (India)
Akila Krishnakumar is a founding partner of Social Venture Partners, India – a network of engaged philanthropists attempting to address complex social issues through venture philanthropy and early stage support for social enterprises.  Akila recently changed career focus from... Read More →
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Ramkumar Narayanan

General Manager, eBay Product Development Centre, India
Ramkumar Narayanan is the General Manager, eBay Product Development Centre, India where he focuses on data driven product innovation to support eBay businesses across multiple markets.   The eBay Product Development Centre plays a strategic role in eBay’s global product innovation... Read More →
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Tarun Sharma

VP R&D, BMC Software
Tarun Sharma is the VP of R&D for BMC Software. BMC is the eighth largest software company in the world and recognized as a leader in Business Services Management. Prior to BMC, Tarun worked for Virtusa, a global enterprise software services company. Tarun was a Sr. Vice President... Read More →
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Laxmikanth Venkatraman

MD, Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited
Laxmikanth is the Managing Director of Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. He is responsible for delivery of product development and operations from its India-based centers across Investor Communications and Securities Processing Solutions businesses. His leadership spans... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

5:15pm IST

Case Study: “Destiny: Taking Control’ by Sarv Saravanan, Corporate SVP & MD-India COE, EMC Corporation
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Sarv Saravanan

Corporate SVP & MD-India COE, EMC Corporation
Sarv Saravanan is the Corporate Senior Vice President & General Manager of EMC’s Centers of Excellence in India and Egypt.  With over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Sarv currently leads EMC’s research and development, global services and business support operations... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2013 5:15pm - 5:35pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

5:35pm IST

Zinnov Awards and Recognition Program

Zinnov Awards and Recognition is a platform on which both individuals and corporates alike are acknowledged for having exemplified integrity, excellence and innovation This is the 4th year of these awards and this night is to both and accreditation and celebration of the winners 

Thursday July 11, 2013 5:35pm - 7:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

7:00pm IST

Cocktail & Dinner
Thursday July 11, 2013 7:00pm - 4:00am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore
Friday, July 12

8:00am IST

Day 2: Registration & Networking
Friday July 12, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

9:00am IST

Welcome Note
Friday July 12, 2013 9:00am - 9:15am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

9:15am IST

Zinnov Keynote:Unlocking India's Innovation Potential

In the last 2 decades India has been the proverbial hotspot of globalization. Today India is at an inflection point where on one hand there is expectation of value beyond cost and on the other there is rapid growth of indigenous innovation. This keynote is a mirror to the opportunity this unique time presents for each of us …. How do we change the world, how do we make it better, how do we create meaningful change through innovation, how do we steer not just India but the world through the next generation of technol

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Pari Natarajan

CEO & Co-Founder, Zinnov LLC. India
Pari has successfully led engagements for Fortune 1000 companies and helped them effectively globalize their R&D initiatives and expand their business footprint in India as well as other emerging markets. Pari continues to provide thought leadership in the areas of R&D globalization... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 9:15am - 9:45am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

9:45am IST

‘Architecting’ Next Generation of Technology (Building a foundation of specialist to drive the next wave of growth )

The engineering charters in India have plateaued, largely attributable to the limited technical talent available. The onus of accepting the status quo or taking definitive action lies with the industry as a whole. To address this reality the industry in the last three months has rallied together and established an initiative that will be the foundation for the talent that will architect the next generation of products from India. The focus of this session is to share the milestones defined and the expected outcomes from this initiative. This will include industry awareness programs, common curriculum and training programs, immersion programs etc. 

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Sharad Sharma

Co-founder and CEO, Governing Council member of iSPIRT, BrandSigma Inc
Sharad Sharma is the co-founder and CEO of BrandSigma Inc. He is also an active angel investor and is the Governing Council member of iSPIRT. His 25 yrs experience involves a turnaround (of VERITAS India), a startup (now part of Cisco), and an intrapreneurial setup of AT&T/Lucent’s... Read More →

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Anshoo Gaur

President and Head, Amdocs India
Anshoo Gaur, President and Head of Amdocs India, a member of AmdocsManagement since 2007. Winner of the CXO Award 2010 as the Best Business head of the year. Anshoo has over 20 years of cross cultural leadership experience, playing a wide variety of roles on strategic IT planning... Read More →
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Gerd Hoefner

MD & CEO, Siemens
Gerd Hoefner, born on 22 April 1959, holds a master degree in Computer Science with Business Economics from the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He started his career in 1986 with Siemens in Erlangen, Germany, where he worked in Software Engineering... Read More →
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Aruna Jayanthi

CEO, Capgemini
Aruna Jayanthi is the Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini India, one of the biggest business units of Capgemini group.  Aruna is responsible for operations across all the business units – Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services in India with a focus to increase the integration... Read More →
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Ganesh Lakshminarayanan

Vice President, APJ Commercial Sales Operations, Dell
Ganesh has recently taken on the role of leading APJ Commercial Sales Operations. In this role, Ganesh is responsible for customer experience and operational excellence for improving overall sales performance of Dell in the APJ region.  Prior to this role, Ganesh was leading Global... Read More →
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Rangaprasad Rangarajan

Director of Engineering, Payments and Selltements, PayPal
Rangaprasad Rangarajan is a seasoned leader and a software technologist with over 22 years of global experience in the field. At PayPal India Pvt. Ltd., he heads the engineering for PayPal’s next generation of Payments Systems. His specializations include building enterprise solutions... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

10:45am IST

11:00am IST

Keynote: Conquer the Chaos, Win in India to Win Everywhere: Ravi Venkatesan

India is on the mind of business builders everywhere. The second most populous country in the world with more than 1.2 billion people, it’s a growing destination for multinationals to spread their wings. And according to Ravi Venkatesan, it’s the perfect place for that—as entering India serves as the ideal litmus test for successfully entering (and winning in) other emerging markets. This session will provide an insider’s view on how to tackle challenges that are uniquely India slow growth, corruption, red-tapism, policy uncertainty etc.  

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Ravi Venkatesan

Author, Corporate Leader, Former Chairman Microsoft India, Board Member at Infosys and AB Volvo

Friday July 12, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

11:30am IST

Tea Break & Networking
Friday July 12, 2013 11:30am - 12:00am IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

12:00pm IST

Separating Signal from Noise - finding the next big idea for a billion ( Africa/India/Asia pacific)

Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Education, Affordable Housing etc. are all top of the mind issues for 2/3rd of the world’s population. With the cornucopia of problems there are bound to be myriad solutions. But in order to make a ‘real’ difference it is critical to understand what to pay attention to, and what to ignore as irrelevant.

The objective of this session is to gear leaders to ask themselves “Looking back upon my day, what was signal, and what was noise? And what did I choose? “

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Ravi Gururaj

Chairman & Co-Founder, Frictionless Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Ravi Gururaj is Chairman & Co-Founder of Frictionless Ventures where he is building and investing in innovative software products primarily in the cloud, mobile, and big data segments. Over his 25-year career, Ravi has held wide ranging roles including promoting an STPI unit exporting... Read More →

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Suman Bose

Managing Director, Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd.
As Country Managing Director & Vice President - India for Siemens Industry Software, Suman Bose is responsible for increasing the company's market share and extending its leading position in India.  He leads charge as head of India operations to re-assert customer innovation, thought... Read More →
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Angshik Chaudhuri

Executive Director - Cisco Globalisation Office & S+CC, Cisco Systems Inc.
Angshik Chaudhuri is currently the Executive Director Operations Cisco Globalisation Office & Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC). In this role, he is responsible for strategy, planning & operations, for it’s globalisation efforts, and works with various business functions to implement... Read More →
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Shekhar Kirani

Partner, Accel Partners
Shekhar has been an active angel investor inBangalore since 2007 and has advised severalearly stage startups in and around Bangalore.Before joining Accel, Shekhar headed VeriSign Indiaas Country Manager. Shekhar serves on the boards ofFreshDesk, HotelLogix, Mobstac and SureWaves.Before... Read More →
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Alok Mittal

Managing Director, Canaan India
Alok has a broad range of hands-on experience founding, funding and supporting early-stage technology companies. He leads Canaan’s investments in India, and focuses on digital media and mobile companies, as well as innovators in managed software services and other IT enabled businesses... Read More →
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Masayoshi Tamura

General Manager, Hitachi
After got Master’s degree of Computer Science at Tsukuba Univ. in Japan, he joined Hitachi in 1986. He has been involved with IT systems at customers such as bank, government, global enterprise Hitachi itself and so on. For that, studied at Stanford University, working with Hitachi's... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

12:00pm IST

Accelerated IP creation: doubling your IP portfolio from India

Tripled since 1947- Population in India (2012) – 1.2 Billion Tripled since 2004 - R&D talent pool in India (2012) – 220,000 Decreased by 23 places in the last 3 years - India’s Global Innovation Ranking -64th. It is time for us to step up and create….

Year 2014: Doubled since 2013 – Patents from India 

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Shantanu Ghosh

VP, Data Center Security & MD, India, Symantec
Shantanu Ghosh is vice president, Data Center Security & Compliance at Symantec Corporation, one of the world’s largest software firms. He spearheads global engineering teams that create solutions to enable customers to understand and prioritize the real-time nature of the risks... Read More →
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Reddy Karri

EVP & GM, Enterprise Applications and Technology Strategic Business Unit, Symphony Teleca Corporation
Tirumalareddy “Reddy” Karri oversees all aspects of the Enterprise Applications and Technology strategic business unit, from the spearheading of mergers and acquisitions to business development and delivery operations. With 25 years of senior executive management experience, Karri... Read More →
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Richard C. Liu

Regional IP Director, Yahoo!
Richard Liu is the Regional IP Director, Asia Pacific, for Yahoo, Inc.  He has joined Yahoo! since mid-2007, and is stationed in Yahoo! Hong Kong office.  He counsels with management of Yahoo! international operations on IP matters, develops strategies and processes for IP asset... Read More →
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Nivruti Rai

Senior Director of IDGz, Intel India
Nivruti has been the Director of IDGz for more than 8 years. She is responsible for development and growth of a young team of 500 engineers who design, validate and integrate Analog IP (DDR, DP, LVDS, PLL/DAC, Compiled Memories, VR) and SIP and IP Subsystems (Services and Sensor Hub... Read More →
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Mritunjay Singh

Chief Operating Officer, Persistent Systems
Mritunjay Singh (Munjay) is the Chief Operating Officer at Persistent systems. Munjay brings over 20 years of experience primarily in the Financial Service and Insurance, Retail and Manufacturing industries. Munjay has played multiple roles in areas such as Account Management, Delivery... Read More →
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Dr. Satish Tiwary

Manager - IP at General Electric, GE Global Research
Satish K. Tiwary is Manager, Intellectual Property at GE’s Patents & Analytics Centre of Excellence (PACE) at John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore.  In this role, he leads the IP Analytics team for GE’s Energy  businesses, working closely with the Technology, Commercial... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

12:00pm IST

Panel Discussion: Do leaders in India GICs have what it takes to be the next CIO of the enterprise?

With 35% of the overall IT talent pool working under the GIC umbrella, and more than 70% of the businesses being supported from the India center, do the leaders in India have what it takes to be the CIO of the enterprise? 

The discussion will bring to light some of the leading and lagging characteristics of leaders which are potential enablers to making them the CIOs.


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Harsch Bhatnagar

SVP IT and India Operations, Century Link
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Vinod Bidarkoppa

CIO and Group Director, Tesco HSC
Vinod Bidarkoppa brings over 20 years of global experience in diverse operational and strategic executive IT leadership roles with global Fortune 100 companies across different verticals including  Retail, Airlines and Banking. Vinod has lived and worked in various geographies internationally... Read More →
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Jayesh chakravarthi

Country Head-IT, Fidelity
Jayesh Chakravarthi is Country Head for the IT Division, at Fidelity India.  He is responsible for executing IT engagements for Fidelity globally, as well as leadership development.    Prior to joining FMR India, jayesh has spent 20 years working for various IT companies. He... Read More →
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Arindam Sen

Senior Vice-President, Global Delivery & Technology Services, Schneider Electric - Information, Process & Organization (IPO)
Arindam Sen is responsible for two organizations within the Schneider Electric Global IT organization reporting to the CIO. As the leader for the Global Delivery organization he is responsible for managing the IT in house centers located in Bangalore, India & Monterrey, Mexico. These... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

12:00pm IST

Debate: Are product architects born or made?
  • Vast irrigation system in the Deccan area
  • Construction of the KRS Dam
  • Establishment of Mysore Soap Factory
  • Establishment of Mysore Iron & Steel Works 

Vishveshwaraya ...1 man..… Innumerable accomplishments…  Many generations benefitted. 

The discussion in question will bring into focus whether ‘being Vishveswarya’ is a question of nature or nurture 

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Sakaar Anand

Vice President, HR, CA Technologies
Sakaar Anand heads Human Resources (HR) for CA Technologies, India. He led the efforts in launching various employee engagement and recruitment initiatives and benefits that helped CA Technologies, India clinch top honors in: World HRD Congress 2013 for being the Top 10 'Dream... Read More →
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Perraju Bendapudi

Partner Architect, MSFT
Perraju Bendapudi has been with Microsoft India Development Centre for the past 13 years. He is currently the Partner Architect of the distributed Hadoop and developer analytics services. Perraju started his career at Microsoft as a Senior Developer. Subsequently, he became the Developer... Read More →
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Shikha Gupta

GM- HR, Schneider-Electric
Shikha Gupta is currently responsible for leading the strategic HR business partnership for all R&D groups in India at Schneider Electric. During her career, she has held HR leadership positions in organizations like JP Morgan Chase, Wipro etc. covering the entire gamut of HR ranging... Read More →
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Dheemanth Nagaraj

Principal Engineer at the Intel Architecture Group, Intel
Dheemanth is a Principal  Engineer at the Intel Architecture Group, Bangalore responsible for server CPU architecture. He was the lead micro-architect for the Westmere-EX 10 core Xeon CPU that launched in April 2011 and currently works on the next generation server CPU. Prior to... Read More →
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Dhaval Vasa,

Director, Product Development, e-Infochips
Dhaval Vasa has worked for 14 years on building products for various verticals like Consumer Electronics, Surveillance, Semiconductor, Computing, Aerospace and Medical Devices. He engages directly with clients on product features and architecture design, and provides valuable inputs... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

1:00pm IST

Enhancing Customer Empathy and Engagement

In the last century numerous catch phrases evolved to explain the role of a customer – ‘customer is king’; ‘there is only one boss – the customer’; ‘a business exists to create a customer’ and more famously Henry Ford said, “The customer pays the wages.” Translation: Customers ultimately determine the growth and survival of any business .

The advent of social media has raised the bar for customer experience and companies are finding it increasingly important to start understanding and really listening to customers. This discussion will delve into the different ways Indian R&D stakeholders can enhance their customer EQ either directly or through proxies to  keep abreast with customers’ expectations.

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Sri Krishnan

Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.
Mr. Sri Krishnan V is the Vice President - Engineering of Robert Bosch Engineering and BusinessSolutions Limited (RBEI) with an extensive track record of having worked in core engineeringorganizations developing embedded software, hardware and products.A seasoned professional in the... Read More →
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Srinivasan (Srini) Sundararajan

India R&D Leader, Alcatel Lucent
Srini Sundararajan is currently serving as Leader of India R&D and India Wireless Business Division country leader for Alcatel-Lucent and is located at Bangalore. He is also leading all the pre-sales efforts for the India LTE activities.  Prior to this role Srini served as the VP... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

1:00pm IST

Case Study: Innovation Potential to Solve Large Scale Problems

If you were the chief innovation officer of the world, what would you do, what do you need, what human problems would you solve and why? A unique perspective from people who have attempted and succeeded at solving large scale problems 

Friday July 12, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

1:00pm IST

Panel Discussion: Is innovation in IT about continuous and service improvements or is it about radical transformation in the way IT enables business?

No one has been able to successfully define, scope, deliver and measure themselves on innovation. This is more of an issue in IT as people tend to sway towards two ends of the spectrum - one where all continuous improvements and minor service improvements are termed innovation and the other where only radical transformations are acknowledged as innovatoins.Is one of the two spectrums the answer? or is there a middle path to this innovation connundrom?


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Ramaswamy Narayanan

Executive Director, Information Systems Resource Centre Pvt Ltd (Otis)
Ramaswamy Narayanan currently heads the largest offshore software Global In-house center (GIC) as the Executive Director for Otis Elevator Company (A United Technologies Company). In this role, he is responsible for leading and growing capabilities and contributions of the global... Read More →
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Punit sood

Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, India,, JP Morgan Chase
Punit Sood heads the technology functions for JP Morgan Chase in India. In this capacity, he drives strategy and oversees delivery from the JPMC Global Service Center, as also supports the technology initiatives in the India banking business. Punit has 25 years of experience in Information... Read More →
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Arun Subramanian

Delivery Head - Infrastructure Management, Verizon Data Services
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K. Swaminathan

Vice President, IT and BPO Solutions,, Robert Bosch India Software solutions
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Shriram Vishwanathan

DVP, Sears IT and Management Services India
Shriram has 22 + years of experience in general management and engineering with extreme focus on business, innovation and strategic goals. He has a deep understanding of business domains and IT strategies and is a confluence of consulting, management, quality, process and technology... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

1:00pm IST

Panel on Being a Technical Role Models By Award winners

This session is a tribute to technical stalwarts from the industry who have contributed to growth of their organizations and enriched technical competence of the ecosystem as a whole. 

Friday July 12, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

1:30pm IST

Lunch & Networking
Friday July 12, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

2:30pm IST

Driving cross BU collaboration - Increase revenue opportunities for the company

Most India R&D Centers have evolved to become microcosm of their global organizations. This phenomenon has provided an inimitable opportunity for us to break through the proverbial walls of Business Unit(BU)  silos and collaborate.This discussion, through simulated examples, will focus on how with less-insular inputs, the possibilities of revenue generation can be multiplied.

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Anmol Nautiyal

Director, IBM Collaboration Solutions, India Software Lab IBM Software Group, IBM Research
Anmol Nautiyal is Director, IBM Collaboration Solutions, based in India. In this role, Anmol leads IBM's India based Laboratories focusing on developing technology & solutions for IBM Social Business and IBM Smarter Workforce.   IBM Social Business (www.ibm.com/social) solutio... Read More →
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Srinath Siddalgatta

Vice President and Country Head, Pace India
Srinath Siddalgatta is the VP and Country Head of Pace in India. He has been with Pace for over 5 years now.   Pace is a leading technology developer for pay TV and broadband service providers. Pace was founded in 1982 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Pace global... Read More →
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Rakesh Singh

VP and GM, Citrix India, Citrix
Rakesh Singh is Vice President and General Manager of Citrix India. He is responsible for the strategy and operations for Citrix’s state-of-the-art R&D centers in Bangalore and Hyderabad and oversees the product development, architecture, management, marketing, quality assurance... Read More →
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Uresh Vahalia

Vice President – Enterprise Storage Division, EMC
Uresh Vahalia is Corporate Vice-President in the Enterprise Storage Division at EMC, where he leads a team spanning US and India, responsible for building the next generation of storage products for EMC.  Uresh has worked at EMC for seventeen years and in the software industry for... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

2:30pm IST

Panel Discussion: Understanding each other: Can Service providers and GICs ever co-exist and collaborate?
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Nagaraj Bhat

Senior Director - Global IS, Applied Materials India
Nagaraj Bhat is the Senior Director of the Global Information Services group at Applied Materials India. As a country manager for IT, Nagaraj partners with Business Unit and R&D leaders at Applied Materials India in delivering IT solutions to meet the business needs. In addition... Read More →

Fazal Ilahi

Director, DBOI
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Arvind Jayabal

General Manager - Semiconductor Solutions, Wipro Technologies
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Atul Samalia

Vice President, Head of Captives Initative, Capgemini India
Atul Samalia is a Vice President at Capgemini India and is responsible for the global “Captives” initiative working across all business units.  Prior to Capgemini, Atul was the Managing Director of Bayer Business Services’ global IT captive centre in Mumbai. He was instrumental... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

2:30pm IST

Building middle management capability to support growth of next generation technology

‘The weakest link’ is not just the name of a game show but a hard truth relating to the middle management layer in many MNC R&D centers. We often hear that “Innovation is driven either top down or bottom up” but forget the critical linkage the middle management layer provides. Both Technology and Innovation requires strong middle management capability and this discussion is the first steps we are taking to understand what it takes to build middle level management capability for the next generation technology

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Guru Bhat

Head of R&D Operations, Ericsson
Guru Bhat is currently Head of R&D Operations for Ericsson in Bangalore where he leads Operational Excellence, Project and Development Support and Organization Building initiatives. Prior to joining Ericsson, Guru Bhat was General Manager of Serus Corporation's India development... Read More →
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Nitin Deshpande

President, Allscripts India
Nitin is responsible for managing all day-to-day operations of the India entity of Allscripts. He joined the company in early 2007, when he set up the Pune office for the erstwhile Eclipsys Corporation, which merged into Allscripts in 2010. He has helped the company grow the operations... Read More →
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Subi Krishnan

Subi brings to ADP more than fifteen years of leadership experience in the Information Technology domain with focus on software product development and services. Prior to joining ADP, Subi has worked for many notable companies including Optimal Solutions, Oracle, PeopleSoft and i2... Read More →
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Manoj Menon

Senior Vice President, Operations, SunGard
Manoj Menon is the Senior Vice President leading Operations at SunGard Global Technology. He is responsible for aligning key functions such as HR, IT and Marketing, as SunGard rapidly builds scale in its global solution centres in India, China and Tunisia.  Manoj joined SunGard... Read More →
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Ushasri TS

Sr. VP & GM, Manhattan Associates

Friday July 12, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

2:30pm IST

'Z' Talks

This session is dedicated to inspiring and unconventional ideas that have germinated despite the constraints of the ecosystem. It will include presentations from a diverse set of people from the industry who have made a difference in their sphere of work.The key objective is to have people from different walks of life share their ideas, personal journey to Connect , Inspire and Simplify 

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Ramesh Loganathan

VP – Products & Center Head, Progress Software
Ramesh, with over 20 years of Products & R&D leadership experience, is the Center Head at Progress Software’s Hyderabad Labs. Ramesh leads the largest engineering group in the company driving product development across product lines. With focus on cross-product frameworks, cloud/application... Read More →
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Madan Padaki

CEO & Founder, Head held high services
Madan completed his engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore in 1995 and joined Wipro Corporation and moved on to Infosys Technologies into a Product Management role. He then went on to pursue his MBA from S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research... Read More →
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Srini Raghavan

Sr. VP – APAC & Africa, Managing Director - India, Bally Technologies
Srini joined Bally Technologies in September 2005 as Vice President & Managing Director with the responsibility of establishing and leading Bally’s India Development Center. Srini currently serves as Sr. Vice President Asia Pacific & Africa and Managing Director India, with overall... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

3:30pm IST

Panel: Effective Partnering models for Innovation

India has a long history of path breaking innovations especially in fields of Medicine, Mathematics and Astronomy. Over the centuries we have become globally renowned for many more things;Yoga- Baba Ramdev , Fashion – Ritu Beri ,Bollywood - Aishwarya Rai  , Education - Nitin Nohria, Science - Sunita Williams  , Business -Indira Nooyi etc.

This session is dedicated to learning’s the possible adjacencies that these industries bring for MNC R&D fraternity 

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Harsha Ramesh Angeri

Head & GM- Business Development, Bosch India
Harsha Ramesh Angeri, Sr. GM & Lead – Strategy & Business Development, Bosch India Harsha lives on strategy, M&A and intrapreneurship through various multinationals. Currently leads Strategy, M&A and New Business Incubation for Bosch in India. Harsha is driven by grounds up building... Read More →
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Balaji Narayanan Iyer

GM, Polycom
Balaji Iyer has 17+ years of experience in voice and video over IP industry. He is the general manager for Polycom India Innovation center based in Hyderabad and Bangalore. In this role, he  focuses on innovations relating to conference room and desktop devices, mobile applications... Read More →
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Santhosh Kumar

Practice Manager - Transformational Business & Telecom Software Product Solutions of Telecom Equipment Vendor Vertical, Wipro Technologies
Practice Manager Santhosh Kumar leads the Transformational Business & Telecom Software Product Solution of Wipro's Telecom Equipment Vendor business. Santhosh is a Practice Manager of Wipro’s Telecom Equipment Vertical. In this role he leads the transformational business... Read More →
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Magnus Larsson

Head India Development Center, ABB India
Magnus is the head of ABBs development center in Bangalore, India. Prior to his position in India, Magnus worked as manager at ABB, Corporate Research in Västerås, Sweden where his department worked in the area of software architecture and user experience. Magnus is also engaged... Read More →
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Ravishankar R Mysore

VP Engineering, India Design Center, UTC
Mr. Ravishankar Mysore is Vice President, Global Engineering Center (GEC), UTC Aerospace Systems, Bangalore. He has over 25 years of engineering experience in various industry segments such as process industry, earthmoving equipment, automotive and aerospace systems. He worked in... Read More →
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Harshawardhan Tulapurkar

Corporate Vice President, Capgemini India
Harshawardhan TULAPURKAR is Corporate Vice President with Capgemini India and has the responsibility of Country Head for Sogeti India. In his role, Harshawardhan is responsible for the strategy, operations, people and growth of Sogeti India; and collaborates with Sogeti’s offices... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

3:30pm IST

Leveraging the ecosystem to create new products and solutions

If asked do you think collaboration is a good? Almost everyone yourself included will raise their hand. But if we ask WHY you should do it, the answer is not as clear. The reality is collaboration has many dimensions and defining the true value of collaboration is complexThese case studies are from companies who have shattered their organizational silos share their perspective and experiences on how they realized the true value from collaboration 

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Suhas Kelkar

CTO , APAC and Director- Incubator Team, BMC
Suhas A. Kelkar is Chief Technology Officer (APAC) for BMC Software. He is also responsible for driving the Incubator Team globallyfor BMC Software. Under Suhas’ leadership BMC Software established unique and differentiating incubation practices and it has ledto accelerating innovation... Read More →
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Shivakumar KR

Fellow & Lead Architect Healthcare, Philips Innovation Campus
Shivakumar is a Fellow at the Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore. He has been with Philips for 15 years with over 22 years of industry experience. He has acquired professional expertise in areas of healthcare that encompass interoperability, serviceability, common platform architectures... Read More →
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Masayoshi Tamura

General Manager, Hitachi
After got Master’s degree of Computer Science at Tsukuba Univ. in Japan, he joined Hitachi in 1986. He has been involved with IT systems at customers such as bank, government, global enterprise Hitachi itself and so on. For that, studied at Stanford University, working with Hitachi's... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

3:30pm IST

Panel : Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud – What is the role of India GICs in the IT modernization initiatives of the enterprise?

Is IT as a Services and IT as a Business are the two major shifts that the companies are going through. EMC and Schneider Electric are already successfully executing these initiatives for their enterprise. Through this session, two leaders will articulate as to how they accomplished this objective and what will it take for the other centers to take on such initiatives.


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Viswanathan K

Vice President IT – APAC & Information Technology Center, Eaton
Viswanathan K (Vish) is the Vice President of APAC Corporate IT and head of Eaton Information Technology Center in Pune.  He was the founder of Biztro Partners, a boutique consulting firm that specialized in Cloud Computing Solutions. Prior to that, he was the vice president of... Read More →
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Pankaj Kakkar

VP - technology, UHG
“Pankaj is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and for last 18 years he has been working with Healthcare and Financial services organizations in U.S. and Europe. Over the years, he has worked with the three largest health insurance companies in the world and has led multiple technology transformation... Read More →
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Nat Malupillai

Director, Digital Analytics, Target India
Nat Malupillai is currently the Director for Digital Analytics at Target India, with specific focus on Target.com, Mobile and Marketing Analytics.   Prior to Target, Nat was leading Flextronics’s Global IT captive center, was CIO of CapitalOne Canada, and held Management Consulting... Read More →
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Tarun Sareen

Head India IT COE and APJ Theater Lead EMC IT Center of Excellence, EMC
Tarun Sareen, Head India IT COE, leads the Global Delivery Program of EMC IT organization and runs the EMC IT Center of Excellence, Bangalore. He is also the APJ Theater Lead for IT and is responsible for building the IT globalization strategy and processes required for global expansion.Tarun’s... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

3:30pm IST

Panel Discussion: Most Successful Attrition Management By Award winners

Innovative companies have mastered the art of building product design into the organization DNA, the result being beautiful products, quality all the way through, delighted customers’ in turn thriving topline of organizations.P&G, Philips, Kaiser, Apple, GE, 3M are all examples of such companies.This session will delve into whether this combination of creative and analytical approaches is a passing trend or is it a reality where each of us needs to step up and take measures to include our company’s name on this list

Friday July 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

4:15pm IST

Tea Break & Networking
Friday July 12, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

4:45pm IST

What are the belief systems Indians need to tap, to unlock their innovation potential?

History doesn’t make itself, people do. It took the first man 56 years to break the 10 second barometer in the 100 meters dash. In the last 40 years it has since be broken 15 times. Being the first in any sphere is always hard and today we have a fantastic opportunity to be inspired by people who beaten the odds and have paved the way for others.This session is special as it has legends and creators of history share their personal stories on how they believed and influenced change.Today we are faced with endless possibilities, each an opportunity for us to shine, to rise to the moment , take a stand , and Be the First Against All Odds. 

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Devdutt Pattanaik

Chief Belief Officer, Future Group
Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures extensively on the relevance of mythology in matters related to leadership, entrepreneurship, branding, management and governance. He serves as Chief Belief Officer of the Future Group. To know about this role and designation click here... Read More →

Friday July 12, 2013 4:45pm - 5:30pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore

5:30pm IST

Friday July 12, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm IST
The Marriot, Whitefield Bangalore
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