Every enterprise in order to survive and thrive in the digital economy needs to have a well-meshed emerging tech (New Age)strategy. They need to seamlessly integrate the new with the old, and in some cases completely overhaul legacy IT. Emerging tech is the key spoke in the digital hub.

The CIO has to ensure that the emerging tech initiatives have a clear business case – in terms of operational efficiency and/or new revenue opportunities. This may include considering how connected products can be monetized and how the value of data can be leveraged.

More than having a long-term roadmap, experts say that it is more beneficial to take an agile approach, which facilitates rapid cycles of experimentation and evaluation. Many of the organizations are creating cross-functional and multi-disciplinary groups focused on rapidly developing and evaluating prototype products. The main focus of CIOs would be on business outcomes. CIOs would be the crucial catalyst for organizations for capturing and harnessing the potential of emerging tech. They should ideally have the following priorities:

  • Identify business outcomes and subsequent ROIs
  • Evaluate & expand employee skills based on new technologies
  • Regular evaluation of security and data privacy related issues
  • Align skill sets with organizational objectives

Clearly, adopting emerging tech is the next step in IT evolution. It brings people, machines, data, and organizations together in a large ecosystem. CIOs need to play a significant role in enabling emerging tech in their organization with advanced support, equipment, infrastructure and skill sets. Emerging tech is reshaping enterprise IT, requiring CIOs to be more visionary, more collaborative and more business-minded.

Key Highlights

Full Day Conference

focussed on practical applications of new age technology

Thought Leaders & Industry Speakers

with hands-on experience of technology implementations

Annual conference of 150+ IT Leaders & Decision Makers

  • CXOs, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CISOs, etc
  • Business & Tech Decision Makers
  • Policy Makers & Technology Influencers
  • New Age Digital Leaders, Tech Mavens
  • Academicians, Thought Leaders, Path Breakers
  • Live Demo Session for Hands-on Experience
  • Workshops by Tech and Digital Experts
  • Networking Session for Better Connect with Customers

Focus Areas

Hyper Converged Infrastructure



Machine Learning


Artificial Intelligence

Cloud Services


Security - Cloud, Infra & End-Point


08:30 AM Welcome Tea & Registrations
09:15 AM Welcome Address
  • Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, CyberMedia
09:30 AM Embracing Disruption – Taming the Nexus of Forces
Inaugural Session Implementation Strategies “Embracing Disruption”
  • Deepak Sharma, Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Keynote Address
  • Arun Karna, MD, AT&T India
10:30 AM Adopting Progressive Tech – IOT, Analytics, Machine Learning and RPA - best practices and deployment strategies across verticals
Session 1: ADOPTION PROGRESSIVE TECH Format:Industry Sessions & CXO Keynotes

Connected Everything – Cyber Security in the era of IoT
  • Venugopal N, Director – Security Engineering, Check Point
Session: Adopting Progressive Tech
  • Prasanna Lohar,CIO, DCB Bank
  • Sunil Kumar Makkena, CIO, Cyient
  • Rajesh Pandita, CIO, Thyssenkrupp India
11:30 AM Networking Tea Break
12:00 PM Deep Dive: Navigating the AI Maze & Why It is The Key Spoke in The Tech Hub
Session 2:Deep Dive FORMAT: Industry Sessions & CIO keynotes
  • Suresh Iyer, CIO, Blue Star Limited
  • Rajnish Khare, Head of Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media, and Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank
  • Sandeep Phanasgaonkar, Chief Consultant, AgileITVantages
  • Sunil Rawlani,Digital Strategist, Transformation Enabler, CIO Advisor,Scaleup Mentor, MetamorphosYs
  • Arijit Mitra, CIO, Noida Power Company
1:00 PM Networking Lunch
2:00 PM INFRA FOR DIGITAL: New Age Datacenters & Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
Session 3 : Infra Format: Industry Sessions & CIO Keynotes
  • Mukesh Mehta, CTO, Batlivala&Karani Securities India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sandeep Karan, CIO, L&T Technology Services
  • Shankar Gawade, VP Head of IT, Axis Capital
3:00 PM Making The Most Out of The Cloud: Best Practices & Use cases
Session 4: Cloud Format: Industry Sessions & CIO Keynotes
  • Sunil Kankal, Seasoned CIO & IT Consultant
  • P V J Prasad, CIO. Hafele India
  • Venugopal N, Director – Security Engineering, Check Point
  • S.Ramakrishnan, CIO, United Breweries
  • Meheriar Patel, Group CIO & Consultant, Jeena
4:00 PM Next Gen Digital Leaders Awards
Valedictory Session Keynote

The Dataquest NextGen CIO Awards is all about celebrating CIOs and CXOs who have taken an early lead in adopting emerging technologies and inked progressive IT policies that hasten the adoption of emerging technologies.

Keynote Address: Guest of Honour
  • Dr. D B Phatak, Professor, Dept. CSE, IIT Bombay
  • Verticals: Next Gen Digital Leader Awards
  • Horizontal: Change Agents for Business Acumen in the Industry

Followed by Vote of Thanks & Networking Tea


Sr. V.P. & Group Head - Business & Marketing

Rachna Garga
+91 9810606999


Rajiv Pathak

For Registration & RSVP

Ravi Kant