Friday, 9 June 2023, New Delhi

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Team Dataquest thanks speakers, panellist, partners & delegates for making 30th edition Dataquest Digital Leadership Conclave a stellar success.

India is a top global market offering many opportunities with 1.3 billion citizens, a rising middle class, and an economic growth rate of over 7 percent.

Dataquest is coming up with 30th edition ICT Business Awards & Conference. The aim of the conference is to focus on the government policy framework, enterprises focus, ICT market focus and the technology adoption with-respect-to the current market scenarios and their strategies towards the consumer market, B2B and B2C. The discussion will also focus on the India’s cybersecurity market, e-Commerce and digital payments, Healthcare IT, especially cloud-based solutions and remote diagnostics and telemedicine solutions, Emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, Industrial automation including IoT and Industry 4.0.

Also, to highlight, Dataquest will be celebrating its 40 Years from December 2022 – November 2023. It will be mega celebration at the ICT Business Awards & Conference, where-in the industry leaders, visionaries, leading CXO’s will be sharing their valuable insights, their tech journey and their forecast for the India’s tech-led industry. They will also discuss how India will neutralize the much-touted recession; much hyped word coined by the capitalist world. They will showcase the world the ways and methods to control the recession.

Dataquest is proud to announce the winners of the prestigious 30th edition ICT Business Awards.

IT Person of the Year

Salil Parekh


Lifetime Achievement

Harish Mehta

ex-Chairman NASSCOM

Pathbreaker of the Year

Tejas Networks

AatmaNirbhar Bharat Champion

National Payments
Corporation of India



Lt Gen. (Dr) Rajesh Pant

National Cyber Security Coordinator
Prime Minister’s Office
Government of India


Salil Parekh

CEO, Infosys


Dilip Asbe



Harish Mehta

Fmr Chairman, NASSCOM


Sanjay Nayak

CEO & MD, Tejas Networks


Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Founder & Executive, Vice Chairman, Info Edge


Ashank Desai

Principal Founder & Former Chairman, Mastek


Ajai Chowdhry

Founder HCL, Chairman, EPIC Foundation 


CP Gurnani

MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra


Saurabh Srivastava

Co-Founder, NASSCOM


Arun Seth

Board Member, Narayana Health, Jubilant, Nudge Institute


Sharad Sharma

Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation


V Srinivasa Rao (VSR)

Chairman & MD, BT&BT


Kush Kaushik

Co-Founder, Scrut Automation


Sharad Kumar Agarwal



Arun Karna

Managing Director & CEO
AT&T Global Network Services India


Vivek Upman

Enterprise Lead - South Asia
Seagate Technologies


Ajay Yadav

Head IT & SAP, SBL Limited


Dr Chander Shekhar Devra



Anil Kuril

CIO, Union Bank of India


Gokulavan Jayaraman

Information Security Head,Lumina Datamatics


Shajy Thomas

CIO, Technicolour


Sunil David

Digital Technology Consultant & Ex-Regional Director (IOT), AT&T India


Vishal Kanvaty



Amit Kumar Anand

CTO Enterprise Solution, Nokia India


Deepali Naair

Group CMO, CK Birla Group.


Sandeep Jamdagni

Head IT&IS, Ashiana Housing Limited


Badar Afaq

VP & Head IT, Antara Senior Living Ltd (Max group)


Atul Bansal

Group Head, CIO/VP IT,Gateway Distriparks


Pradeep Gupta

Chairman, CyberMedia Group


Shubhendu Parth

Editor, Voice&Data


Sunil Rajguru

Editor, Dataquest, PCQuest, CiOL


Minu Sirsalewala

Executive editor, CyberMedia Group


Prabhu Ram

Head – Industry Intelligence Group, CyberMedia Research


Time Sessions
09:30 – 10:00 AM

Registrations & Welcome Tea

10:00 – 10:05 AM

Welcome Note

  • Sunil Rajguru, Editor, Dataquest, PCQuest & CiOL
Watch on Demand
10:05 – 10:10 AM

Opening Note

  • Pradeep Gupta, Chairman, CyberMedia Group
Watch on Demand
10:10 – 10:20 AM

Bharat 2047: Picturing a Future as a Superpower

  • V Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman & MD, BT&BT
Watch on Demand
10:20 – 10:40 AM
Fireside Chat

India2047 Agenda: Transforming the Tech World

  • Saurabh Srivastava, Co-Founder, NASSCOM, Founder Indian Angel Network
  • Ajai Chowdhry, Founder HCL & EPIC Foundation
  • Moderated by Pradeep Gupta, Chairman, CyberMedia Group
Watch on Demand
10:40 – 11:25 AM
Panel discussion

Building the next-gen AI powered enterprise

  • Dr. Chander Shekhar Devra, CIO, SRF
  • V Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman & MD, BT&BT
  • Gokulavan Jayaraman, Information Security Head, Lumina Datamatics
  • Moderated by Sunil Rajguru, Editor, Dataquest, PCQuest & CiOL
Watch on Demand
11:25 – 11:50 AM
Fireside Chat

India: Transformers for the world

  • Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder iSPIRT Foundation
  • Arun Seth, Board members, Narayana Health, Jubilant, Nudge Institute
Watch on Demand
11:50 – 12:35 PM
Panel Discussion

Discover, digitize, transform and grow your business.

  • Arun Karna, MD & CEO, AT&T Global Network Services India Private Ltd
  • Deepali Naair,Group CMO, CK Birla Group.
  • Moderated by Prabhu Ram, AVP - IRG, CyberMedia
Watch on Demand
12:35 – 01:15 PM

Industry Keynote: Building Petabytes of Storage - Secure, Scalable & Economical

  • Vivek Upman, Enterprise Lead - South Asia, Seagate Technologies
Watch on Demand

Panel Discussion: Transform your enterprise with Smart Cloud strategies.

  • Sandeep Jamdagni, Head IT&IS, Ashiana Housing Limited
  • Badar Afaq, VP & Head Information Technology, Antara Senior Living Ltd - Max group
  • Sukanta Dey, Director, Sdela Global Consulting
  • Moderated by Minu Sirsalewala, Executive editor, CyberMedia Group
Watch on Demand
01:15 – 02:15 PM

Networking Lunch

02:15 – 03:00 PM
Panel Discussion

Industry 4.0: Changing the landscape with Deep Tech

  • Amit Kumar Anand, CTO Enterprise Solution, Nokia India
  • Sharad Kumar Agarwal, CDIO, JK Tyre
  • Sunil David, Digital Technology Consultant & Ex-Regional Director (IOT), AT&T India
  • Moderated by Shubhendu Parth, Editor, Voice&Data
Watch on Demand
03:00 – 03:30 PM

Dataquest Digital Leader Awards

Watch on Demand
03:30 – 04:15 PM
Panel Discussion

Revolutionising Indian Banking & Fintech Ecosystem

  • Vishal Kanvaty, CTO, NPCI
  • Moderated by Ibrahim Ahmad, Consulting Editor, CyberMedia
Watch on Demand
04:15 – 05:00 PM
Fireside Chat

India 2047 – Next 25 Years of Indian ICT industry

  • Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge
  • CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra
  • Moderated by Sunil Rajguru, Editor, Dataquest, PCQuest and CiOL
Watch on Demand
05:00 – 05:30 PM

Thank you note followed by Networking tea.

ICT Business Awards Evening – Agenda

Time Sessions
05:00 – 05:30 PM

Welcome & Networking tea

05:30 – 06:20 PM

Dataquest 40years milestones

  • Pradeep Gupta, Chairman, CyberMedia Group
Watch on Demand
Felicitation of Jury members

Jury Chair Address

  • Ashank Desai, Founder & Former Chairman, Mastek [Jury Chair]
Watch on Demand

Unveiling of the Vision Document

  • Lt General (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India

Guest of Honor Address

  • Lt General (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India
Watch on Demand
06:20 – 07:00 PM
Fireside Chat

India Stack and Skill India making India a tech powerhouse.

  • Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys
  • Dilip Asbe, CEO-MD, NPCI
  • Harish Mehta, ex-Chairman NASSCOM
  • Sanjay Nayak, MD, Tejas Networks
  • Moderated by Pradeep Gupta, Chairman, CyberMedia Group
Watch on Demand
07:00 – 07:30 PM

30th edition Dataquest Jury Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Harish Mehta, ex-Chairman, NASSCOM
  • IT Person of the Year - Salil Parekh, CEO, Infosys
  • Pathbreaker of the year – Tejas Network
  • AtamaNirbhar Bharat Champion – National Payments Corporation of India
Watch on Demand
07:30 – 07:40 PM

Thank you note and Closing remark.

  • Rachna Garga, Sr. VP & Group Head, CyberMedia Group
07:40 PM Onwards

Onwards Networking over Cocktail Dinner

Key Highlights

Full Day Conference & Awards
7 Sessions
3 Keynotes
4 Panel Discussions
Exclusive CXO Roundtables
Speaker’s Lounge
Networking Zone
30+ Speakers
200+ Attendees
500+ CXO’s to get influenced
Live Feedback & Survey

30th edition ICT Business Awards

  • Reach out to the decision makers across ICT ecosystem
  • Amalgamate your brands with the Dataquest 40 years campaign and ICT Awards
  • Stellar line of Speakers & panellist
  • Network with the Policy makers, Industry leaders, academia’s, business influencers, start-up ecosystem all under one roof
  • Higher chances to increase the brand recall with 65,000+ newsletter subscribers and Dataquest enterprise reach
  • Higher audience engagements
  • Maximise your brand reach through ICT Awards and Dataquest 40 Years campaign Exclusive content
  • 360+ minutes of networking across full day conference
  • Higher Return on Investments
  • Easier access to data & insights
  • Choose the right fit sessions for your speaker
  • Live Awards ceremony [ 4 Jury Awards & 30+ Digital leader awards for CIOs]

Digital Leader Awards

  • Manufacturing
  • Education &
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Tech Start-ups
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Enterprise Business Services
  • CSR
  • BFSI
  • IT/ITeS
  • Chemicals
  • Life Sciences
  • Green Energy
  • Mobile payments
  • Broadband
  • Engineering Services
  • Marketing
  • Business Process Innovation
  • FMCG
  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Utility & Power generation
  • Metal & Mining
  • Health-Tech
  • Industry 4.0
  • Media & Advertising
  • Security
  • Internet of Things

Who Should attend?

  • Policy Makers/Tech decision makers from all government departments.
  • Owners, CEOs and COOs, key decision makers from all enterprises
  • CXOs across all industry verticals, Large to Mid enterprise
  • IT Heads, IT Influencers, IT Opinion makers
  • Start-ups, consultants, and Academia

Key Discussion Points

India as ICT Manufacturing hub
Digital India initiative
Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Monitoring of utilities
Infrastructure Challenges
Modern tech Used Cases
Green Energy
Internet Connectivity
Cloud Services Market
Supply Chain Management
Zero Carbon Emission
Govt. policy & framework
Artificial Intelligence
Digital payments
Smart Cities

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