• Mumbai
    22ndJune
  • Bengaluru
    24thJune
  • Delhi NCR
    29thJune
  • Unraveling a Platform – definition and scope

  • Need for a Platform Approach for CIOs

  • Steps for thinking and building Platforms

  • Technology and Partners for Platforms

About CPC

Incubated as an alternative to the plethora of CIO off site programs or merely networking dinners, CIO Productivity Conclave today stands for its originality, business content and research-led approach. As one of the finest CIO conferences in India, CPC brings together IT, business, consulting and academic angles to create a wholesome learning for its delegates. Organised across the key Indian cities, it offers technology and business executives a perfect platform to interact, learn, share and gain insights into technology and winning business strategies.

What makes CPC Stand Out?

CPC, through its powerful and original content, focuses on real world scenarios and deals with the real challenges faces by CIOs. It is uniquely positioned to offer solutions to the CIOs through its research-based discoveries and consulting.

Each year the participants of CPC get access to a relevant, leading-edge content addressing their challenges and offering inputs helpful in rising in the role of a business CIO. This year’s theme, distinct from the past two years, will focus on creating the winning strategies using platforms.

The keynotes, CXO debates, sessions by technology experts, academicians and researchers are way ahead of what competitive forums offer.

The convenient business conference format of CPC allows the delegates to join the proceedings without compromising work, family and personal time.

Who attends CPC?

Since its inception CPC has only seen an incline in its followership and attendance. While in 2014 if we got close to 220 odd CIOs, in 2015 this number went up to 260. In 2016, our aim is to not only better this figure but also create more extensions of this popular engagement.

CIOs, business technologists, strategists, marketers with a technology bent of mind, and other CXOs from both private and public sector enterprises from mid-to-large enterprises are the best suited profiles to join the Conclave in 2016.

About Platforms

Definition: Platform is a “collection of individual planks (pieces)” which is able to quickly and easily scale, morph and incorporate new features, users, customers, vendors, and partners and also incorporate third–party collaboration aimed at achieving business excellence across the entire enterprise spectrum.”

“CIOs have long recognized the power of platform approaches to information and technology architecture. What’s different now is that new digital opportunities and evolving threats, including new commercial and ethical challenges, reveal that platform dynamics need to penetrate all aspects of the business.” Gartner in Building the Digital Platform: Insights from the 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Report

“In last few years, a new phenomenon called a “Platform” has emerged rapidly as more and more companies recognize they can leverage the applications they have developed as strategic assets. Simply, a platform is anything a company can use to differentiate itself from its competitors and distinguish itself in the marketplace.” Forrester

“One of the best and recent examples of a Strategic Platform is the Salesforce’s Customer Experience Platform. CIOs and their teams can now easily create and brand Customer Experience Platform for most of their client facing and internal applications set in their portfolio.” Capgemini

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have done nothing less than usher in a new era of doing business. While writing and doing research for The Age of the Platform, it became evident to me that the platform wasn’t just some different take on technology. It was an entirely new business model being embraced by thousands of organizations in many industries and of all sizes. It’s not just about four companies.” By Phil Simon, Author of the Book: “The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business”

CPC’16 Research
Research Topic: Platform Thinking – the New Engine of Competitive Strategy

The future of an enterprise competitive strategy now lies in its platform. The term platform is metamorphosing into a much broader definition as compared to a merely technology-oriented definition. Built upon a strong enterprise digital platform, the platform definition is now subsuming organizational capabilities and their leverage in strategic terms. The real question business leaders need to address is:

- How does the enterprise digital platform create capabilities and how these capabilities serve as options, which can be leveraged in market contexts?

It is clearly evident that the relevance of the new definition of platform is not restricted to technology alone but encompasses the functions and business.

Digital leadership is about CEOs, CIOs and other CXOs working together.
Enterprises are increasingly embracing digital. Core Quadrant research shows that the percentage of enterprises citing digital as one of the top two IT priorities has increased three folds from 19% in 2014 to 60% in 2016. While much of it is still flirting in nature, deeper integration of digital with the core applications and infrastructure layers is on the cards. A huge play of middleware to connect these two different worlds of digital and core IT has already begun and will only become bigger with time.

The shift from a monolithic, on premise, closed, stability-oriented, developed on traditional methods to a flexible, hybrid, open, change oriented, developed on agile methods is driven by the growing complexity of the context in which IT operates.

The growth of devices, users and applications is leading to explosion in data volume, velocity and variety. The complexity is further fuelled by infinite combination of devices, users, data, and applications driven by the digital technologies. IT leaders are dealing with the paradox of ‘security and efficiency’ with ‘agility, speed and insights’. Enterprises need to build a digital platform - an integrated mash up of digital, core and catalyst technology layers.

The real questions are: How do they undertake this transformation? And How do they make it business relevant?

It is time to define the blue print for their future business platform and start building it.

This research shall develop perspectives around the above important questions and enable enterprises to become competitively more relevant.

This research will take the shape of a book titled Platforms – the New Engine of Competitive Strategy.

The book, apart from carrying the detailed research findings, will provide a unique opportunity for the vendors to communicate their approach to enabling enterprises build their respective platforms.

Agenda *
Day & Date - Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Venue - Hotel Sofitel, BKC, Mumbai
Time Session Session
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registrations & High Tea Reception
09:30 AM – 09:40 AM Welcome Address and Introduction to CPC 2016 Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO.com
09:40 AM – 10:10 AM CPC’16 Keynote: Future of Enterprise Platforms: Unlock the Power of Digital Platforms to Nurture Future Proof & Future Ready Businesses V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman & Managing Director, BT&BT
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Presenting Partner’s Keynote: Transformation Through Platforms Hirak Mukherjee, Technology Transformation Leader, Sify Technologies
10:40 AM – 11:20 AM Research Presentation: The Platform Edge - Building A Digital Enabled Business Model Dr. Kapil Dev Singh, Founder CEO, Coeus Age
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM COFFEE BREAK
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Visionary Perspective: Decide Your Own Rules of the Game in the Platform Journey Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury, Founder, GAIA Smart Cities
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Technology Session: Increase your Workforce Productivity and Enterprise Mobility innovation Angiah Santhanaswamy, Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe
12:20 PM – 12:50 PM CIO Master Presentation: Platforms and the Future of Enterprise Business Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, CIO, Apollo Hospitals
12:50 PM – 01:05 PM Technology Session: Leading Communication Platforms For the Digital Age Sreedhar Venkatraman, Director Sales Engineering, India & SAARC, Avaya
01:05 PM – 01:45 PM Panel Discussion: Data & Analytics: A Key Platform Pillar to Drive Enterprise Performance Moderator:
Sanjay Gupta, Executive Editor, dynamicCIO.com

Panelist:
Suhas Mhaskar, Head - IT, Innovation & Transformation, Group CIO Office Mahindra Group
Lalit Popli, Head – IT, ICICI Prudential Asset Management
G M Shenoy, Senior Vice President, National Stock Infotech Services
Manas Ranjan Mati, Executive Director – Technology, Walt Disney (India)
Rajesh Shewani, Head – Technology and Solution Architecture, Teradata India
01:45 PM onwards Closing Remarks followed by Lunch

* - Subject to Change

Day & Date - Friday, 24th June 2016
Venue - ITC Gardenia, Residency Road, Bengaluru
Time Session Session
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registrations & High Tea Reception
09:30 AM – 09:40 AM Welcome Address and Introduction to CPC 2016 Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO.com
09:40 AM – 10:10 AM CPC’16 Keynote: Future of Enterprise Platforms: Unlock the Power of Digital Platforms to Nurture Future Proof & Future Ready Businesses V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman & Managing Director, BT&BT
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Presenting Partner’s Keynote: Transformation Through Platforms Hirak Mukherjee, Technology Transformation Leader, Sify Technologies
10:40 AM – 11:20 AM Research Presentation: The Platform Edge - Building A Digital Enabled Business Model Dr. Kapil Dev Singh, Founder CEO, Coeus Age
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM COFFEE BREAK
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Visionary Perspective: Decide Your Own Rules of the Game in the Platform Journey Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury, Founder, GAIA Smart Cities
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Technology Session: Increase your Workforce Productivity and Enterprise Mobility innovation Angiah Santhanaswamy, Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe
12:20 PM – 12:35 PM Technology Session: Leading Communication Platforms For the Digital Age Arun Shetty, Director-Collaboration Sales, Avaya India & SAARC
12:35 PM – 01:20 PM Panel Discussion: Data & Analytics: A Key Platform Pillar to Drive Enterprise Performance Moderator:
Sanjay Gupta, Executive Editor, dynamicCIO.com

Panelist:
Shankar Rao, Executive Director - Business Transformation & IT, 3M India
C Subramanya, Global - Chief Technical Officer, Hinduja Global Solutions
Burhanuddin Pithawala, Head South India, OYO Rooms
Rajesh Shewani, Head – Technology and Solution Architecture, Teradata India
01:20 PM onwards Closing Remarks followed by Lunch

* - Subject to Change

Day & Date - Wednesday, 29th June 2016
Venue - The Leela Ambience ,NH8, Gurgaon
Time Session Session
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registrations & High Tea Reception
09:30 AM – 09:40 AM Welcome Address and Introduction to CPC 2016 Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO.com
09:40 AM – 10:10 AM CPC’16 Keynote: Future of Enterprise Platforms: Unlock the Power of Digital Platforms to Nurture Future Proof & Future Ready Businesses V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman & Managing Director, BT&BT
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Presenting Partner’s Keynote: Transformation Through Platforms Sandeep Majumdar, Transformation Evangelist and Chief of Operations – Northern Region, Sify Technologies
10:40 AM – 11:20 AM Research Presentation: The Platform Edge - Building A Digital Enabled Business Model Dr. Kapil Dev Singh, Founder CEO, Coeus Age
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM COFFEE BREAK
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Visionary Perspective: Decide Your Own Rules of the Game in the Platform Journey Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury, Founder, GAIA Smart Cities
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Technology Session: Increase your Workforce Productivity and Enterprise Mobility innovation Angiah Santhanaswamy, Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe
12:20 PM – 12:35 PM Technology Session: Leading Communication Platforms For the Digital Age Kshitij Mishra, SE Manager, Avaya India
12:35 PM – 01:20 PM Panel Discussion: Data & Analytics: A Key Platform Pillar to Drive Enterprise Performance Moderator:
Sanjay Gupta, Executive Editor, dynamicCIO.com

Panelist:
S.S. Mathur, General Manager (Corporate Coordination), CRIS
Sumit Puri, CIO, Max Healthcare
Sumit Malhotra, Head - IT, Times Internet
Sanjeev Agrawal, Executive Vice President (IT), Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Ltd
Rajesh Shewani, Head – Technology and Solution Architecture, Teradata India
01:20 PM onwards Closing Remarks followed by Lunch

* - Subject to Change

Speakers
  • Dr. Kapil Dev Singh
    Founder, Coeus Age
  • Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
    CIO, Apollo Hospitals
  • V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR)
    CEO and Chief Digital Consultant at BT & BT
  • Hirak Mukherjee
    Technology Transformation Leader
    Sify Technologies
  • Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury
    Founder, GAIA Smart Cities
  • Sreedhar Venkatraman
    Director Sales Engineering
    India & SAARC, Avaya
  • Rajesh Shewani
    Head, Technology and Solution Architecture
    Teradata India
  • Angiah Santhanaswamy
    Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe
  • Dr. Kapil Dev Singh
    Founder, Coeus Age
  • V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR)
    CEO and Chief Digital Consultant at BT & BT
  • Hirak Mukherjee
    Technology Transformation Leader
    Sify Technologies
  • Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury
    Founder, GAIA Smart Cities
  • Arun Shetty
    Director – Collaboration Sales
    India & SAARC, Avaya
  • Rajesh Shewani
    Head, Technology and Solution Architecture
    Teradata India
  • Angiah Santhanaswamy
    Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe
  • Dr. Kapil Dev Singh
    Founder, Coeus Age
  • V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR)
    CEO and Chief Digital Consultant at BT & BT
  • Sandeep Majumdar
    Transformation Evangelist and Chief of Operations – Northern Region
    Sify Technologies
  • Rajesh Shewani
    Head, Technology and Solution Architecture
    Teradata India
  • Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury
    Founder, GAIA Smart Cities
  • Angiah Santhanaswamy
    Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe
  • Kshitij Mishra
    Sales Engineering Manager– North & East India, Avaya
Dr. Kapil Dev Singh
Founder, Coeus Age

Dr. Kapil Dev Singh is a much sought-after authority on Organization Change and Development. He regularly advises CXOs on leadership development in the context of their roles and business needs of their organizations. He is the Founder of Coeus Age (www.coeusage.com), which brings new age perspectives on Change Consulting, Change Leadership and Change Technology.

Kapil has over two decades of rich experience and headed IDC in India for close to 8 years as Country Manager. He is an Engineer and an MBA. He is also a doctorate from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India. His doctoral thesis dealt with the phenomenon of CIO Role Effectiveness as embedded in individual competencies and the surrounding organizational context. His broader areas of interest include the business value of IT and business transformation. Kapil is a certified organization development consultant from ISABS, a leading body of applied behavioral sciences in India, where he was certified at the highest competency level. He is also a qualified consultant and practitioner of process maturity paradigms like ISO 9000: 2008, PCMM, and Six Sigma.

Sandeep Majumdar
Transformation Evangelist and Chief of Operations – Northern Region

Sandeep Majumdar is the Transformation Evangelist and Chief of Operations – Northern Region for Sify Technologies Limited where he is responsible for driving the transformational growth across the Business Units of Telecom, Cloud & Managed Services, Datacenter, Technology Integration Services and Application Integration Services.

Prior to Sify Sandeep was the Vice President and Head of India Corporate Business Unit at NIIT Technologies. In this role Sandeep held the P&L responsibility for the Enterprise Business driving the Sales, Bid Management, Solution Design and Delivery of Projects. In a career spanning 20 years in the IT Industry he has also held positions at Atos, HCL Technologies and CMC Limited. In addition Sandeep has a cross geography work experience having worked in India, Canada, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Kshitij Mishra
Sales Engineering Manager– North & East India, Avaya

Kshitij Mishra leads Avaya’s Technical Operations Organization for North & Eastern Territory. As Sales Engineering Manager, he is accountable for delivering on the organizational mission: to be the technical conscience of the sales organization and a trusted technical advisor to customers and partners. His team of technology consultants provides technical expertise, pre- and post- sale technical support, solution design and assurance to customers and partners. The team is also responsible for collecting, prioritizing and communicating market technical requirements into the development process. In addition, the Technical Operations Organization is accountable for the overall Customer Satisfaction measurement and continual growth.

Prior to joining Avaya, he was associated with Huawei Telecommunications, COLT Technology Services & Tata Telecom in various roles to lead the Unified Communications & Collaboration business. Kshitij has a rich experience of over 22 years in the field of IT, Networking, Unified COLLABORATION and CUSTOMER INTERACTION MANAGEMENT space.

V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR)
CEO and Chief Digital Consultant at BT & BT

V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR) is CEO and Chief Digital Consultant at BT & BT. VSR helps organisations to become Lean Digital by leveraging the power of convergence of Lean and Digital methods/tools/techniques. Lean Digital Enterprises are Future Proof and Future Ready. Prior to joining BT & BT, VSR worked as SVP & Global Head for Digital Enterprise Solutions (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, IOT) at Tech Mahindra. During crisis period at Satyam (now Tech Mahindra).VSR was instrumental in designing & shaping Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS). VSR was the member of Global Leadership Council at Tech Mahindra and was identified as one of the GAME CHANGERS.He was featured as RUBBER SOUL in Fortune 500 (India) magazine (Dec’12) in an article about Satyam’s turnaround story. Before Tech Mahindra,VSR was the head of SAP & Oracle at iGATE Hyderabad.VSR has worked with Tata Consultancy Services & Infosys. He was honoured with CEO Excellence Awards at iGATE & Infosys.

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
CIO, Apollo Hospitals

Arvind is a senior management professional with experience in IT management consulting and IT adoption for business transformation. He is currently managing large IT enterprises to drive business effectiveness and architecting, and building solutions for enterprise wide applications; Internet/Intranet based Applications with Data warehousing and analytics capabilities. His primary domains of expertise are Healthcare IT, Outsourcing - Offshore-Onsite-Offsite organisational model, management and strategy consulting on IT enablement and transformation of organizations across geographies.

Hirak Mukherjee
Technology Transformation Leader, Sify Technologies

Hirak is a Physics Graduate and an Oxford Business Alumni and has almost 25 years of leadership, General Management and consulting experience in the Technology and Services industry in India and Asia Pacific region. His career span includes work in almost all areas of Information and Consulting Services, sales & marketing with extensive knowledge of Business, Technology Transformation & Go-to-market strategies. Hirak is skilled in developing and expanding the theme of business and technology transformation through creative financial and technical modelling. A large part of his career has been spent catering to the Financial Services Industry around the region. He is currently associated with Sify Technologies Limited as Technology Transformation Leader

Angiah Santhanaswamy
Head Document Cloud Business, Adobe

Angiah Santhanaswamy has been with Adobe for last 15 years and during this period he had been responsible in implementations of several Digital initiatives across Government and Enterprises in India. India’s most successful National Mission Mode projects at Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Pass Port Seva are success stories powered by Adobe Enterprise Solutions. Angiah heads the Adobe Document Cloud business and Adobe Sign solutions that helps enterprises embark on a digital journey end to end and drive 5X efficiencies.

Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury
Founder, GAIA Smart Cities

Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury is the founder of Gaia Smart Cities. He is a global thought leader in the field of Smart Cities, Telecom and Information analytics. He is a business leader, entrepreneur and best-selling author, having led large, hyper-growth, multinational telecom and consulting companies in US, Australia and India. He has worked on technology based transformation of companies and is now focused on sustainable solutions for Smart Cities and Internet of Things. His global experience has provided depth and breadth of roles to manage people, processes, finances, projects, technology, relationships and governance. He provides mentoring & funding to entrepreneurs in areas like M2M, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, health-care, mobile internet, and career services. He is serving on the Board of 4 Start-ups. He's been a mentor with NEN, TotalStart, BusinessWorld Accelerate programs. He is part of Mumbai Angels & CIO Angels.

Ashish Gupta
Director – Enterprise & Government

Ashish Gupta is Director for Enterprise business and Government Vertical at Teradata. Ashish comes with over 25 years of experience in building new businesses and driving revenue in National and International markets. In his 25 years career he has managed gamut of products and services including hardware, Applications, Cloud and Analytics across industry segments like government, Retail, Healthcare and Manufacturing.

Before Teradata Ashish has worked with companies like Oracle, IBM and SAP. In his last role at Oracle he was leading their Applications business for government vertical. Ashish is a computer science graduate from Delhi University and MBA from Birla Institute of Management & Technology.

Rajesh Shewani
Head, Technology and Solution Architecture, Teradata India

Rajesh Shewani heads Technology and Solutions at Teradata India. He comes with close to two decades of experience in the areas of Data Management, Advanced Analytics, Solution Architecture, Enterprise data warehousing and Business Intelligence to name a few. At Teradata he is responsible for leading a team of experienced Business Analytics consultants, data scientists and solution architects focusing on Teradata Data Analytics solutions.

Rajesh has worked in various areas of information management across different industries and functional domains, advising customers on devising corporate performance management and business analytics strategies that will help them achieve differential advantage.

Sreedhar Venkatraman
Director Sales Engineering – India & SAARC, Avaya

Sreedhar Venkatraman leads the Technical Operations Organization in India and SAARC. As Director Sales Engineering, he is accountable for delivering on the organizational mission: to be the technical conscience of the sales organization and a trusted technical advisor to customers and partners.  His team of technology consultants provides technical expertise, pre- and post- sale technical support, solution design and assurance to customers and partners.  The team is also responsible for collecting, prioritizing and communicating market technical requirements into the development process.

Arun Shetty
Director – Collaboration Sales, Avaya India & SAARC

Arun drives Collaboration Business for India & SAARC and is responsible for the business growth and revenues for this business, which includes Avaya's Team Engagement Solutions and Mid-Market Solutions. Arun is working for Avaya since 2009.

Arun has over 20 + years of experience in Networking and Communications industry in the areas of Business Development, Sales, Systems Engineering and deployment of Global Projects. Prior to Avaya, Arun worked for Cisco Systems as Senior Manager – Systems Engineering.

Arun has supported customers both in Enterprise and Service Provider segments to deploy Technologies and Solutions like MPLS, Collaboration Solutions & Datacenter Technologies.

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