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Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome To The GIL Journey


Journey to Visionary Innovation Continues - Digital Transformation: Business And Social Impact

Digital transformation has entered an era of unprecedented change for enterprises and real change necessitates a fundamental shift across processes, functions, customer engagement and many other aspects of the business. Today, more than ever before, it has become imperative for organizations to implement concrete strategies around digital transformation. Innovation remains the cornerstone of driving sustainable revenue, growth, and our futures.

Speakers: Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan


CXO Perspectives:
Opportunities In India - Growth Strategies For Businesses

The rapid pace of digitization is transforming virtually every sector; businesses have witnessed a transformational change driven by the proliferation of platform-based business models and ecosystems, unlocking immense potential for competitive advantage and business benefits. The ability to digitally re-imagine the business is determined by a clear strategy that feeds into the digital strategy and is supported by leaders who foster a culture of change and innovation. Strategy, and not technology, drives digital transformation; so it is imperative for CxOs to be a vital part of the digital transformation initiatives. This session will deliberate Growth Strategies through individual insights from industry thought leaders.

Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland Group
Jaspreet Bindra, Senior Vice President – Digital Transformation, Group Strategy Office, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Dr A Velumani, Creator and MD, Thyrocare
Peter Gartenberg, General Manager, Enterprise Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft India


Think Tank - Mapping Digital Readiness And Embracing Disruption

Frost & Sullivan's report on India's Digital Enterprise Transformation for NASSCOM finds that while digital transformation in technology adoption and business models is mission critical for enterprises in India. However organizations across industry verticals are at different levels of digital readiness and still aligning their organizational goals for a total transformation. Whether in corporate strategy, business development, marketing or operations, organizations require a cohesive approach to stitch together an effective transformation roadmap. Frost & Sullivan's experts will conduct a Growth Workshop to trigger this journey.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • This workshop will help assess the digital readiness of the participants both from an indvidual as well as an industry perspective and map it to industry benchmarks.
  • The workshop presentation will highlight findings from the Frost & Sullivan's Indian Enterprise Digital Readiness index across the top verticals
  • Each workshop participant will have an opportunity to take the Frost & Sullivan Enterprise Digital Readiness Assessment and get an instant score with recommendations based on their level of readiness
  • Industry teams will work together on case studies to create visionary digital transformation scenarios in 2020 with the top teams presenting them to the event participants

Anand S, Vice President, Frost & Sullivan
Haritha Ramachandran, Associate Director, Digital Transformation, MENASA, Frost & Sullivan


Networking Break


GIL Visionary Leadership Award

Recognizing Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla for his relentless efforts, ambition, business accomplishments and outstanding contribution in the social sector.

Presented by: Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Adrian Gore_60x60.jpgAwarde d to:
Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group

12:15 Creativity Takes Courage To Be A winner In Digital Transformation - Growth Success Story By Unlimit

Key Takeaways:

  • How to manage unlimited opportunities
  • Why process - people - technology
  • Business models are changing
  • One architecture
  • Simplify
  • The Symphony of IoT

Juergen Hase, CEO, Unlimit Powered by Reliance


Panel Discussion:
Internet Of Everything - Leading To Unanticipated Innovation

The Internet of Things will drive new consumer and business behaviour that will demand increasingly intelligent industry solutions, which, in turn, will drive trillions of dollars in opportunity for IT industry and even more for the companies that take advantage of the IoT.

Moderator: Juergen Hase, CEO, Unlimit Powered by Reliance

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President, Aeris India
Vinnie Mehta, Director General, ACMA
Benoy C.S, Director & Business Unit Head - Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan


Networking Lunch


Companies to Action Awards

Frost & Sullivan to celebrate emerging companies who have demonstrated uniqueness in their product, solution or service, impacted and transformed not just their industry but also the society. The “Companies to Action” Awards by Frost & Sullivan recognize such companies for their contributions in bringing pathbreaking innovations and bringing their concepts to fruition.


GIL Bytes: Automotive & Transportation Industry: From Transportation to Mobility

This session will examine technologies that are set to change the business ecosystem of the country in the next decade

Kaushik Madhavan, Director - Mobility , Middle East, North Africa & South Asia , Frost & Sullivan

Ramashankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd.
Santosh Datta, Head of Automotive Systems Integration( India) , Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Ltd.


Africa: The Next Frontier

Africa has experienced strong growth since the year 2000 and has faced its fair share of challenges, but it is still considered a lucrative investment destination for most companies. Africa is the last frontier of growth, and Frost & Sullivan has extensively tracked the African growth story since 2005. Despite numerous challenges, strong outlooks remain for many African countries. Africa’s markets must be treated as distinct opportunities, as opposed to one integrated region requiring a homogenous approach. With growing domestic demand, significant investments in infrastructure and an improved macro economic policy environment keeping the region buoyant, the outlook for Africa is positive for 2017 and beyond. A key aspect of developing or refining an Africa strategy is ensuring a granular assessment of the size, direction and timing of opportunities. Understanding the magnitude of the addressable market over time will enable an organisation to measure its response to these opportunities, effectively limiting risk and creating a sustainable approach to growth in the region .Join us for this exciting session to learn about the Mega Trend opportunities in Africa, and gain insights to develop your strategy to succeed in Africa with Mani. Mani is an African expert who has spent 12 years on the ground in various countries in Africa and supported companies in their market expansion.

Mani James, Vice President & ex Regional Director of Africa, Frost & Sullivan


Networking & Refreshment Break


Panel Discussion: Women As A Customer And An Employee: What It Means For Economies And Businesses In a Digital World

According to Frost & Sullivan, 100 million more women will join the global labour force by 2025. In the same timeframe, the gap between female and male labour participation will reduce by 25 per cent. These developments affect additional earnings and wealth, making women an ever more decisive customer group. Leaders and innovators all over the world are looking for the next growth opportunity, whether it is an emerging market, digital transformation or new service industries. This presentation will examine the evidence of addressing female consumers and how harnessing the power of women in your economy or organisation will help yield significant returns and uncover your trillion-dollar customer.

Neeta Joshi, Director - Vision Alignment, Frost & Sullivan

Harshbeena S Zaveri, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, NRB Bearings Ltd.
Faisal Farooqui, CEO,


GIL Bytes: The Future Of Media

Vidya Subramanian Nath, Senior Director, Global Innovation Center & Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Satya Raghavan, Head of Entertainment, YouTube India


Panel Discussion: New Business Models: Driving Innovation with Digital Transformation

Disruptive innovation has been a key enabler in the proliferation  of new business models. While disruption may sound like an inevitable phenomenon, it is nothing but the use of technology or new business models to reinvent or reshape an existing business. With digital infrastructure becoming the cornerstone of the enterprise delivery strategy, implementing new business models will heavily rely on platforms as a delivery method. The rapid growth of platform- based businesses has significantly changed the way services are offered.  It is important to understand why some companies produce only incremental, sustaining innovation while others are able to disrupt the existing order and prosper. Panellists will deliberate on the key differentiators that have created business model innovation, what industries we can expect to see shakeups in India and how companies will create an ecosystem that supports their business model innovation.

Niju V, Director, Frost & Sullivan

Priti Mohile, Co-Founder & Managing Director, MediaMedic Communications Pvt.Ltd.
Sunil Kumar Singhal, Advisor (Broadcasting & Cable Services – II), TRAI
Ameet Datta, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates
S. Muralidharan, President, Lucas Indian Service
Aditya Malik, CEO, Talentedge


Closing Comments And Networking Reception


Frost & Sullivan Excellence In Best Practices Awards Banquet


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