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Wednesday, September 22
 

4:15pm IST

Day 1 Conference - Welcome Note
Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:15pm - 4:20pm IST

4:20pm IST

Report Launch - India Digital Payments: 2020 Country Adoption Report
Report Launch:” India Digital Payments: 2020 Country Adoption Report”
by
Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India 
Debjani Ghosh, President NASSCOM

India is truly emerging as the hotbed for digital payments adoption and world-leading financial inclusion technologies. UPI transactions grew more than 3 times within a year in FY2021, and have breached the 3.5 billion monthly transactions mark in August 2021. This is double the growth in FY2020. To chart the growth of the sector, NASSCOM decided to launch the first-of-its-kind Digital Payments Adoption Index in 2020. At the NATC we present to you the findings from our analysis that spanned retail consumers, merchants, and enterprises across the length and breadth of India.

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
avatar for Debjani Ghosh

Debjani Ghosh

President, NASSCOM
Debjani Ghosh is the President of the National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) since April 2018. A veteran of the technology industry, she is the fifth president of NASSCOM and the first women at the helm in three-decade history.She is a firm believer in the... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:20pm - 4:40pm IST

4:40pm IST

Artificial Intelligence: The transition to edge computing and beyond
AI applications and systems are proliferating rapidly, automating and making more efficient a broad range of processes and tasks across every facet of our lives. AI has traditionally been deployed in the cloud because AI solutions require high-performance computing access and remote data centers, which means they are extremely data bandwidth and power-hungry. AI at the edge which allows localized decision making, whereby applications and devices can collect and analyze data on their own, offers a solution to significantly reduce the data transfer and energy impact. 
 
Edge AI is also gaining momentum because it offers meaningful innovation for consumer products, building management, predictive maintenance, self-driving for vehicles, and much more. There is growing interest in this type of technology because it can change how we interact with applications while better protecting personal data, reducing latency, and allowing decision autonomy at the point of use. But to realize this promise Edge AI has several challenges, in terms of constraints related to the amount of computing, memory, and power budget that these edge devices can sustain. In this Keynote, we look at the various facets of solution innovation to meet these Edge AI challenges including the new paradigm of System-Technology Co-Optimization to design the next generation of Edge AI products

Speakers
avatar for Nitin Chawla

Nitin Chawla

ST Fellow Strategy & Innovation, ST Microelectronics


Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:40pm - 5:20pm IST

5:20pm IST

Bringing AI to the Edge
Join this session to understand how you can bring Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from data centers to the real world. Get an understanding on how to design such systems and how running AI at the edge can benefit your business solutions. Including several demos and best practice architecture examples

Speakers
avatar for Markku Lepisto

Markku Lepisto

Solutions Architect, Google


Wednesday September 22, 2021 5:20pm - 6:00pm IST

6:00pm IST

Data and AI
Over the last 20 years, IT vendors have been trying to develop and offer solutions to address the flood of data that companies face from both inside and outside the business.
Data is the new oil that will help various companies differentiate in the market and gain their competitive advantage. Built on cloud or within the enterprise data premises, these platforms need native processing of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data at a massive scale, targeted for developing, deploying and governing AI/ML applications at scale. In this talk I will try to paint the landscape of the various data techniques that are necessary for scaling and automating AI as well as building trustworthy AI

Speakers
avatar for Gargi B Dasgupta

Gargi B Dasgupta

Director, IBM Research, IBM


Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:00pm - 6:40pm IST

6:40pm IST

AI : the New Next in strategy , innovation & business transformation
In today’s VUCA and competitive business environment, it’s indispensable for every organization to stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies and implement them to improve business performance and stay relevant . The future of business is AI . Organizations cannot escape the impact of proliferation of AI. Being AI ready is changing the whole economics of the world , buying behaviour of the consumers and dynamics of the organizations . In this ever evolving world, any organization that is not in sync with velocity and agility of change stands at a huge risk of becoming irrelevant. How can you make your organization AI enabled ? Traditionally , human decisions are to a large extent are based on intuition , gut and historical data …in the age of algorithm economy , several of our decisions will be taken by algorithms. Algorithms that are personalized , curated and consumed for our own decision making . Leveraging AI , the ability to mimic the human brain and the ensuing ability to sense , comprehend and act will significantly go up and that will result in emergence of trifecta of better decision making – Augmented Intelligence , Automate & learn and Incorporate human behaviour . The trifecta of better decision making enabled by AI will compel CXOs to usher new strategic paradigms . 
 
 
The session delivered by seasoned and proven AI evangelist and business builder will compel the participants to cogitate towards developing AI strategies in conjunction with looking at developing frameworks and action plans for leveraging AI capabilities within their organizations and business functions for inculcating Transformation , Innovation and Disruption dynamics within their organizations . The participants will also be showcased with AI applications and use cases in multiple industries coupled with industry examples of how AI is fuelling innovation and transformation growth within the organizations and enabling self-intuitive and machine learning algorithms to take centre stage rather than going by historical trend and intuition based decision making scenarios within organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Sameer Dhanrajani

Sameer Dhanrajani

CEO, AiQrate


Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:40pm - 7:20pm IST
 
Thursday, September 23
 

4:15pm IST

Day 2 Conference - Welcome Note
Thursday September 23, 2021 4:15pm - 4:20pm IST

4:20pm IST

Leaders in Conversation : Leading Tech Fueling Adoption of Financial technology Solutions
Leading Tech Fueling Adoption of Financial technology Solutions
Innovation and technology have brought about a fundamental change in traditional financial services, fueled by the pandemic. The speed towards digital, built on the foundation of emerging tech coupled with favorable government initiatives, has brought Financial Technology in the forefront of digital transformation designing new products that are taking out friction in payments and various other money movements. This transition is visible in elevated customer experience, which is intuitive, secure, easy to access and often touchless. New innovations and cutting-edge ubiquitous technologies are driving adoption of Financial Technology solutions through inclusivity and embedding financial service experience in business applications – from Artificial Intelligence for predictive analytics to Digital-only banking, from Peer-to-peer (P2P) transaction technologies to Paperless processing and moving to “Zero UI” interactions. This change in consumer behavior towards digital and demand for better experiences requires FIs to drive market differentiation while completely reimagining the traditional models. Adoption towards digital is a mind-set shift for all stakeholders – FinTech organisations FIs, Merchants, Regulators and Consumers - and requires close collaboration to maximize adoption of digital commerce.


Speakers
avatar for Manoj Marwah

Manoj Marwah

Partner, Ernst & Young
avatar for Srini Krish

Srini Krish

President, Global Services, Fiserv


Thursday September 23, 2021 4:20pm - 4:40pm IST

4:40pm IST

The Promise of Neuro-Symbolic AI
Most modern AI systems are entirely neural. It is believed that for most tasks, end-to-end data-driven learning of neural architectures is sufficient, without any need for additional background knowledge about the domain. In this talk I discuss the importance of symbolic AI in the modern neural world. With various applications ranging from natural language processing, planning, and computer vision, I will show the value of symbolic features, constraints, and representations inside deep learning systems.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Mausam

Prof. Mausam

Speaker Profile:Prof. Mausam is the founding head of School of Artificial Intelligence, along with being a Professor of Computer Science at IIT Delhi. He is also an affiliate professor at University of Washington, Seattle. He has more than twenty year’s of research experience in... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 4:40pm - 5:15pm IST

5:15pm IST

Programming in the era of Machine Learning
There are two broad ways to construct computer systems: 
(1) Programming and 
 (2) Learning. Programming makes sense when there is a clear mathematical specification, and a provably correct program to realize the specification, even though we might never write these down formally. Examples of these class of systems include databases, operating systems, and tax processing systems. Learning makes sense when it is hard to write a mathematical specification, or provable implementations, even if we were to spend time and energy to write these down formally. Examples of these class of systems include image classification, sentiment understanding and language translation. In these cases, it is natural to specify intent using examples and learn a model that inductively generalizes from the examples. In this talk we consider situations where the two approaches can be combined, producing better results than using either approach in isolation. We conclude with opportunities in using programming language techniques to make ML models efficient, robust, interpretable, and verifiable

Speakers
avatar for Sriram Rajamani

Sriram Rajamani

Microsoft Research India, Managing Director


Thursday September 23, 2021 5:15pm - 5:50pm IST

5:50pm IST

Building a Scalable real-time Video Analytics system using Open-Source Technologies
This session introduces building a scalable real-time video analytics system using open-source technologies. The talk includes an example that shows object detection on a Kubernetes-based platform that records, ingests, stores, inferences, aggregates, visualizes, and plays the video data. We will finish the session by demonstrating object detection with GPU-accelerated AI inference using NVIDIA DeepStream plugins for GStreamer running with Pravega, a CNCF project. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashish Batwara

Ashish Batwara

Head of Engineering, Streaming Data, and Analytics Platform, Dell


Thursday September 23, 2021 5:50pm - 6:25pm IST

6:25pm IST

AIoT - Digital Gamechanger for Mobility
Vadiraj Krishnamurthy is CTO and VP of Technology and Innovation at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions. His responsibilities include (please insert). He is passionate about technology and its impact to change lives.

With over 24 years of experience at Bosch, Vadiraj has a rich experience in the field of software and system engineering in powertrain and vehicle dynamics control systems. He is a certified product engineering coach and an expert in ‘Design Review Based on Failure Mode’ (DRBFM) method.

Vadiraj holds an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore. He is married and has a 17 year old son. His hobbies include trekking, photography, music and cooking.


Career stages

2021 onwards    Head of Technology and Innovation

2016 onwards    Vice President, Engineering, Vehicle Safety Systems
    
2013 – 2016    Expert & Coach, Product Engineering Methods
    
2010 – 2013    Chief Expert, Powertrain Control Systems
    
2004 – 2010    Program Management, Powertrain Control Systems for Emerging Markets
    
1997 – 2004    SW & System development, Powertrain Control Systems



Speakers
avatar for Vadiraj Krishnamurthy

Vadiraj Krishnamurthy

CTO and Vice President, Head of Technology & Innovation, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Vadiraj Krishnamurthy is CTO and VP of Technology and Innovation at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions. His responsibilities include (please insert). He is passionate about technology and its impact to change lives.With over 24 years of experience at Bosch, Vadiraj has... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 6:25pm - 6:55pm IST

6:55pm IST

The Case for Cloud-Based DevOps
Seven years of digital transformation happened last year as it became clear to companies that they needed to accelerate their agility and their ability to rapidly innovate and scale. While resiliency has become a de facto business requirement, there is still work to do to ensure that IT services is able to deliver. Cloud-based DevOps answers the call by helping IT build a platform for service delivery that is agile by nature, takes advantage of cloud’s inherent elasticity and scalability and deploys automation to grow security while optimizing human and financial resources. Then, with a solid cloud and DevOps platform, organizations can take advantage of advanced technologies to further their agility, innovation and competitive position

Speakers
avatar for Emily Lewis-Pinnell

Emily Lewis-Pinnell

Vice President, NTT DATA Services


Thursday September 23, 2021 6:55pm - 7:30pm IST
 
Friday, September 24
 

4:15pm IST

Day 3 Conference - Welcome Note
Friday September 24, 2021 4:15pm - 4:20pm IST

4:20pm IST

4:35pm IST

Prepare for the Factory of the Future: Powered by IIoT
The COVID19 pandemic and the onset of the Industry 4.0 revolution have become the key drivers for the manufacturing industry to modernize their technology, accelerating digital transformation efforts. Global manufacturers envision the ‘Factory of the Future’ as an accelerated means to enhance production by making critical improvements in triaxial facets, i.e., plant structure, plant digitization, and plant processes. In this session, eminent leaders from the Manufacturing and IT industries will delve into readiness towards ‘Factory of the Future’ from a technological advancement standpoint and futuristic perspective. Fuel your mind with insights from this stimulating leader-speak and learn how advanced technologies like AI, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and IIoT are accelerating smart manufacturing concepts and digital supply chain initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Dharmender Kapoor

Dharmender Kapoor

CEO & MD, Birlasoft
avatar for Rajiv Vasudeva

Rajiv Vasudeva

CIO, Ultratech, Aditya Birla Group


Friday September 24, 2021 4:35pm - 4:55pm IST

4:55pm IST

A New Standard for High-Security State Synchronization for Multiparty Workflows: The Baseline Protocol
Industry leaders, including EY, Microsoft, Accenture and SAP have been working for several years on a new common and formal design pattern for the synchronization of data and business logic on machines that coordinate workflows across multiple companies. A more flexible, 'plastic' and antifragile approach, one which is straightforward and low-cost (with zero or minimal capital costs) has been needed. In 2021, the name of this new specification, emerging from the venerable standards body OASIS, is called the Baseline Protocol. John Wolpert, co-founder of Hyperledger and group executive at ConsenSys AG will show how companies that already know how to 'baseline' are winning seven and eight figure enterprise transformation projects with major brand names and how the end of 2021 will see the release of tools and services that will make baselining something every company will be asking for in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for John Wolpert

John Wolpert

Group Executive, Enterprise Mainnet and co-founder and steering committee chair of the Baseline Protocol, ConsenSys Inc


Friday September 24, 2021 4:55pm - 5:30pm IST

5:30pm IST

Ashtaang AI : An AI stack for Complex Ecosystems
Single model AI Thinking has matured in the last two decades but future  products and platforms would require a more holistic architecture of AI comprising of a variety of frameworks integrated into a whole. 
In this talk we will explore the eight layers of an AI architecture needed to build complex Ecosystems such as  smart cities, telecom networks, refineries, and e-commerce systems.

Speakers
avatar for Shailesh Kumar

Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist COE AI/ML, Jio


Friday September 24, 2021 5:30pm - 6:05pm IST

6:05pm IST

Technology backed evolution in the Healthcare ecosystem – Challenges, Opportunities & More
Quite often, discussions around technology led advancements in the healthcare sector are limited to topics like the electronic medical records and application of AI in diagnosis. There has been tremendous advancement in the broader health care ecosystem enabled by emerging technology solutions and this continues to create possibilities which were otherwise thought to be difficult to crack, for example data security related challenges. Federated learning is one such critical development that is instilling a wide range of innovations in the field of digital health. By enabling collaborative training of AI based models without the need for a centralized data set, federated learning is already making an impact across the entire care delivery cycle, ranging from improved medical image analysis to collaborative drug discovery.  

Join us for this session as we explore how technological innovation has helped solve some of the historical challenges afflicting the health system and for a deep dive into the application of federated learning models in healthcare.

Speakers
avatar for Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar

VP Technology, Optum


Friday September 24, 2021 6:05pm - 6:40pm IST

6:40pm IST

Under the Hood: Understanding the XRP Ledger
Developers building on blockchain today choose the XRP Ledger for its performance, low cost, scalability and inherently green attributes. Learn about the ins and outs of the XRP Ledger in this deep dive on the mechanics, features and new use cases of the blockchain with David Schwartz, Ripple CTO and co-creator of the XRP Ledger.

Speakers
avatar for David Schwartz

David Schwartz

CTO, Ripple


Friday September 24, 2021 6:40pm - 7:15pm IST