Digital India is no more a campaign. It can be called a double-sided national level movement. On one hand the Govt of India aims to ensure that government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology. On the other hand, large, medium and small organizations are embarking on the Digital Enterprise journey to increase productivity, profitability, market shares, and most importantly customer delight. It is estimated that in 2017-18 fiscal over 23% of the $60 Bn spent on ICT in the Indian domestic market was towards Digital. And that in the coming years this share is only going to go up.

Dataquest ICT Conference & Awards 2018 will focus on 5 big issues – IT Infrastructure & Cloud, Security, Bigdata & Analytics, and emerging but very hot solutions like IoT and AI. These are compelling technologies but continue to throw up challenges before technology and business decision makers in governments and organizations. The conference aims to get the practitioners share their experiences and help chalk out the future path for Digital India.

Key Highlights

  • Full day conference modelled as a Digital collective
  • Highly evolved think tank sessions with thought-leading speakers & Industry experts
  • Annual conference of 150 + IT Leaders and Decision Makers
    • CXOs, CIOs, CTOs, CDO’s
    • CXOs-1, CTOs-1, IT Decision makers
    • Policy Makers & Technology Influencers
  • Exclusive demo zone for the new technology hands on experience
  • Much awaited ICT Business Jury Awards & Dataquest Digital Leader Awards


08:00-09:00 AM
Registrations & Networking Breakfast
09:00-09:05 AM
Welcome & Introduction
Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, CyberMedia
09:05-09:15 AM
Digital: The Only Solution for Leveraging Change
  • Sukanta De, Former President, Emerging Business, Tata Teleservices
09:15-10:00 AM
Inaugural Session
Gear Shift
  • Vijay Sethi, CIO, Hero Moto Corp
  • Rajesh Uppal, Sr.Dir It And Hr, Maruti Suzuki India
  • Jayantha Prabhu, CIO, Essar
  • Golok Kumar Simli, Principal Consultant& Chief of Technology, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
  • Dr.J S Sodhi, Group CIO & Sr Vice President-Amity Education Group
10:00-10:45 AM
Digital India New Age IT Infra

Industry Keynote:

Accelerating Next ~ Advancing the way people live and work

  • Kamal Kashyap, Country Manager, India –Public Sector Sales,Enterprise Group Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Format: Panel Discussion

  • Sharad Agarwal, CIO, Jk Tyre
  • Pertisth Mankotia, CIO, Sheela Foam
  • Rajesh Goenka, Director, Sales and Marketing,Rashi Peripheral
  • Kapil Mahajan, CIO, SafeExpress
  • Arindam Singha Roy, CIO, EIU
  • Moderator:Rajeev Seoni, CIO, Ernst & Young Servcies
10:45 11:00 AM
Networking Tea Break
11:00-11:45 PM
2 Steps Ahead with NextGen Security

Industry Keynote

Skilled Man vs Trained Machine: How AI is leading this war

  • Prasoon Nigam, Vice President- Technology, Stratbeans Consulting

Format: Panel Discussion

  • Satyanandan Atyam, CRO, Max Bupa
  • Dr.Sunil Pandey, Dir –IT, ITS
  • Ashok Jade, CIO, Shalimar Paints
  • Ravinder Arora, CISO, Iris Software
  • Sarbani Bhatia, Sr.VP-IT, Jagran Prakashan
  • Ninad Raje, Director & CIO HealthAssure
  • Moderator: Sachin Jain, CIO, Evalueserve
11:45-12:45 PM
Leveraging Emerging Tech:
AI, BI,ML, IoT, Big Data & Analytics

Industry Keynote:
Dell EMC Point of View of AI Machine & Deep Learning

  • Aman Kapoor, SystemConsultant, Dell-EMC

Industry Keynote:
Re-imagineering your business with Cloud@core

  • Sandeep Majumdar, COO- North, Sify Technologies

Format: Panel Discussion

  • Shaveta Wadhera, CIO, GE India Rail JV, GE Transportation
  • Farhan Khan, CIO, Radico Khaitan
  • Priyabrata Sarangi, CIO, Eastman Global
  • Tejus Kumar, CIO, SPML Infra
  • Sameer Nigam, CEO, Stratbeans Consulting
  • Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India
  • Moderator: Upkar Singh, Director-IT, FIS
12:45-13:45 PM
Networking Lunch
13:45-15:30 PM
Digital Leader CIO Awards

Industry Keynote: Reimagine

  • Ranjan Chopra, MD, Team Computers
Digital Leader CIO Awards
  • Guest of Honor: Neeta Verma, DG, NIC
  • The Technovator of the Year: CIOs who have ushered in a significant ground up transformation
  • Vertical Warriors: Awards for key verticals
15:30-17:00 PM
Valedictory Session
Speakers: DQ Jury Award 2018 winners
Dataquest Jury Awards
  • IT Person of the Year
    Ritesh Agarwal, Founder, OYO Rooms
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Arjun Malhotra, Co-Founder, HCL Group
  • Pathbreaker of the Year Award
    Kapil Ahuja, CEO-North, Jio
  • Moderator:
    Pradeep Gupta, MD , CyberMedia
17:00 PM Onward

Conclusion & Vote of Thanks

Followed by Networking & Celebration High Tea


Dataquest JURY Award WINNERS 2018

IT Person of the

Ritesh Agarwal
Founder, OYO Rooms

Lifetime Achievement
of the Year

Arjun Malhotra
Co-Founder, HCL

Pathbreaker of the
Year Award


Digital Leader Awards

Digital Leader Awards

IT/ITeS Government Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals
Life Sciences Media & Entertainment Advertising
Insurance FMCG Logistics
Automotive Aviation Pharma
Mining Retail Manufacturing
Sports Financial Services Education
Telecom Healthcare Power
Banking Transportation Utilities