Karnataka Tech Summit 2022

Unleashing Next Phase of Digital Transformation

Karnataka continues to lead technology landscape globally with Bengaluru brimming with creativity and ingenuity and is the epicenter of innovation. The Karnataka Tech Summit (KTS) is an initiativeto offer a platform for open, contemporary peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing focused on delivering real change and driving growth in the current circumstances.

Having an edge from Channel Connect from CXO TV, the KTS satiates the regional goals as the platform where in regional CIOs/ITDMs and Tech Providers can come together to deliberate on the next phase of digitalization and digital transformation.

Held in an online format, the summit will convene industry experts, technology and solution providers and other stakeholders from Bengaluru and Karnataka to deliberate over the theme: Unleashing Next Phase of Digital Transformation.

At a time of uncertainty for many industries and, indeed, the world itself, we gather together to ask a simple question: Where to next?

What can you expect?

  • Regional connect: Face-to-face connect between regional technology decision-makers, providers and implementers
  • Plenary sessions: live and streamed to the platform with mind-blowing speakers and world leaders
  • Masterclass sessions: workshops with a difference, world-leading speakers giving masterclasses to attendees online
  • Panel Discussions/Roundtables: nobody likes wasting time. Learn from experts in a structured, hands-on session that will keep you engaged and make the learning stick
  • Fireside Chats: Interactive and engaging sessions between industry leaders and analysts/moderator on interesting topics
  • Curated 121 meetings: meeting points for 1 on 1 interaction

Who will attend?

  • Top C-level executives and thought leaders across the industries
  • VPs, directors, business heads and tech decision-makers
  • IT heads, senior managers and influencers
  • Technology enterprises, ISVs and solution providers
  • Tech start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors
  • Industry associations

Why attend?

Knowledge Sessions
Thought Leaders & ITDMs
Hours of Networking


Dilip Panjwani

Principal Director, CISO & IT Controller, Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Anuj Singhal

Founder Techplus Media

Kapil Mahajan

Group CIO, Safexpress

Kushal Varshney

CTO, Virescent Infrastructure

Farhan Khan

CIO, Allied Blenders & Distillers

Manish Kishore

Head IT (Group) & Digital Health, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone

Jaspreet Singh

Partner and National Leader, Client & Markets (Trust and Transformation), Grant Thornton Bharat

Meheriar Patel

Group CIO, Jeena & Company

Vidhya Veeraraghavan

VP & Head, Analytics (Financial Market Operations), Standard Chartered Bank

Anil Menon

Head, IT, LuLu Group India

Babitha BP



Friday, April 8th, 2022 | 2:00-6:30 PM IST
Timing Session
2:00-2:10 PM Welcome Note -- Anuj Singhal, Managing Director, Techplus Media
2:10-2:20 PM Opening Note:
Tech Leadership in 2022 & Beyond
2:20-2:35 PM Industry Keynote:
Giant Leap in the Next Phase of Digitalization

2:35-2:50 PM Keynote:
Beyond Digital Transformation: Re-igniting Innovations in IT

2:50-3:50 PM
Panel Discussion:
Unlocking the Business Value with Digital Transformation
  • How to turn short-term challenges into long-term opportunities?
  • New and efficient models of business
  • Connecting business value to digital initiatives
  • Achieving the impossible with digital innovations
  • Embracing the new normal
Panel Discussion:
Convergence of Edge, AI and Cloud with Hybrid Data Clouds

As the number of edge devices are growing exponentially across multiple industry verticals, the need for localized intelligence at the edge and the immediacy of analytics on the cloud become even more important. This is bringing the three dimensions of Edge, Machine Learning and Cloud much closer. In order to support such an architecture, enterprises need to adopt data management platforms that support Hybrid Data Clouds that enable handling and executing different types of analytical workloads across edge, on-premises and public cloud environments seamlessly. Attend this session to deep dive into the need for such convergence, the benefits and the strategy to address it.

Kapil Mahajan, Group CIO, Safexpress
Kushal Varshney, CTO, Virescent Infrastructure
Farhan Khan, CIO, Allied Blenders & Distillers
Manish Kishore, Head IT (Group) & Digital Health, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone

Jaspreet Singh, Partner and National Leader, Client & Markets (Trust and Transformation), Grant Thornton Bharat
3:50-4:20 PM
Technology Insights:
Master Class:
Comparing the Big 3: AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud
4:20-5:20 PM
Panel Discussion:
Role of Intelligent Data in Multi-Cloud & Hybrid World

Intelligent data helps businesses efficiently handle the complex challenges of dispersed and fragmented data to truly innovate with their data on any platform, any cloud, multi-cloud and multi-hybrid. The panel discussion seeks to explore insights into how organizations are traversing the journey to building comprehensive, cloud-native, AI-powered or end-to-end data management platforms in order to meet the new normal of Cloud-First and Multi-Cloud.
  • Data challenges in hybrid and multi-cloud environments
  • Breaking data silos and increasing accessibility
  • How to mobilize your data for deeper insights and real-time decisions?
  • Harnessing data to make it intelligent
  • Innovate and modernize data applications scalable to cloud
  • Empowering transformation with a unified data strategy

Meheriar Patel, Group CIO, Jeena & Company (Panelist cum Moderator)
Ashok Cherian, CIO, Page Industries
Vidhya Veeraraghavan, VP & Head, Analytics (Financial Market Operations), Standard Chartered Bank
Sayed Peerzade, EVP and Chief Cloud Officer, Yotta Infrastructure Solutions
Anil Menon, Head, IT, LuLu Group India
Panel Discussion:
Applying AI and Analytics to Complex Health Settings

For the healthcare industry, AI-enabled solutions can provide immediate returns through cost reduction, help with new product development, and lead to better consumer engagement. However, radically interoperable data is central to the promise of more consumer-focused, prevention-oriented care, and analytics is critical to using the vast data that will be generated by ubiquitous sources. As AI has already become embedded into analytics and is likely to become even more so in the future, this panel will explore how healthcare organizations can scale up their AI investments by pairing with a robust analytics and data governance strategy.
  • How AI and analytics revolutionize the way healthcare data is analyzed and delivered
  • Increasing applications of AI and analytics
  • Improving patient outcomes and scientific discovery process
  • Optimizing non-clinical operations
  • Getting hold of data Infrastructure and interoperability
  • Interoperability among various health systems

Neeraj Lal, COO, Apollo Hospitals
Dhruv Rastogi, VP & Head of Data Science, IKS Health
Ashish Pandey, CIO & CDTO, GSK Consumer Healthcare India
Atanu Bhowmik, CTO, DK Biopharma
Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi, Founding Head, Center of Excellence in Healthcare, IIIT-Delhi

V Srinivasa Rao, Chairman & MD, BT & BT
5:20-5:50 PM
CEO Talk:
Unlocking Strengths with Digitalization to Realize Ambitious Economic Goals
Fireside Chat:
Steps to the Future: India's Digital Roadmap for Infinite Possibilities
5:50PM Onwards Closing Note:

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The participants' profile includes the leaders of Indian ICT industry

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