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India CIO Summit 2024

The Future of IT: Rethinking Digitalization for an AI Everywhere World

JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity, India

"IDC believes that organizations need to be ready for an "AI Everywhere" world in the future. We forecast that, worldwide, annual spending on AI-centric systems will surpass $300 billion by 2026."


Over the past few years, rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have begun to accelerate and reshape the digital journey. The emergence of generative AI (GenAI) has accelerated AI adoption, and many leading organizations are already exploring and investing in GenAI use cases. 

Today, the heat is on!

In the era of GenAI-driven disruption, technology leaders are reassessing their approach to AI's pivotal role in the digitalization landscape. The transformative power of AI to significantly enhance digital innovation, customer experiences, operational efficiencies, and sustainability is propelling forward-thinking governments and digitally driven organizations toward an "AI Everywhere" mindset — making it a tech agenda priority to maintain competitive parity with early adopters.

As a result, today’s IT leaders increasingly find themselves in multidimensional, strategic, and collaborative roles, where reporting structures and mandates have evolved, elevating their prominence and expanding their responsibilities. With AI becoming increasingly embedded in services, products, and experiences, the technology is set to become intertwined with the lives of employees, customers, partners, and society at large. Indeed, AI will be everywhere — underpinning performance, growth, engagement, satisfaction, safety, security, governance, privacy, sustainability, ethics, wellbeing, payments, and more.

CIOs and IT leaders need to work on the readiness of their organizations for an "AI Everywhere" future. This will require a focus on key enabling elements such as building a data-centric platform, migrating to cloud infrastructure, governing cloud economics, redefining security and digital trust, and investing in skills.

The IDC India CIO Summit 2024 will provide an essential platform for empowering IT leaders. It will help them to better understand their new roles in today's AI-infused landscape and serve up expert guidance on achieving success while crafting innovative solutions for current and emerging challenges. 

Join us as we discuss a multitude of hot topics, trends, and challenges, providing technology leaders with the critical insights they require to adapt to shifting business landscapes, forge new business models, and scale massively in today’s dynamic digital economy.

Why Attend?

New Perspectives

Assess the progress of your team or your organization's growth while discovering what to do to correct common mistakes.

Professional Development

Learn new leadership skills that will set you apart and help you to advance in your career.

Peer-to-Peer Insights

Participate in immersive networking exercises and engage with your fellow leaders over lunch and dinner.

Persuasive Communication Techniques

Discover how to get you what you want when you need it.

New Product Offerings

Enhance your tech stack and strategy with exclusive access to the very latest services and solutions.



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Registration & Networking


Opening Act


Welcome Address


Opening Address by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State at Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India


Felicitation of Advisory Council


IDC Opening Keynote: Rethinking Digitalization with GenAI for an AI-First World

As generative AI (GenAI) unleashes a new wave of disruption across industries, tech leaders are reviewing their approach to automation and its role in their digitalization strategies. The promise of a significant impact on digital innovation, customer experience, and operational efficiencies will drive progressive governments and digitally determined organizations to embrace an AI-first approach. This session will provide tech leaders with guidance on key considerations for building value in their organizations with automation and GenAI. It will also outline a process for establishing use cases, developing the appropriate organization, and better managing risks.


India, the Data Capital of the World - Exploring India's Digital Evolution


Observability in the enterprise


How far can your IT infrastructure go? Future-proof your datacenter for AI workloads


Tea/Coffee & Networking Break


Fitness Session


Harnessing the power of Low-Code & AI : Delivering mission critical software with platform strategy


Cybersecurity in the age of AI


AI Powered by Data in Motion


Summit Tracks (Parallel Sessions)


Lunch & Networking


Evolution of the Human Species: Neil Harbisson, The World’s First Officially Recognized Human “Cyborg”

At the India CIO Summit 2024, we aim to bring you some of the most inspirational people in the world today. This year – Neil Harbisson, known worldwide as the world's first legally recognized cyborg and as the world's first cyborg artist, will take the stage to discuss his various experiences since getting an antenna implant in his skull in 2004. He will share his unique insights into multiple topics including technology evolution, artificial senses, cyborgs, the GenAI revolution and much, much more. This is a session you do not want to miss!


The Future of Digital Identity and AI


Unlocking Business Value: #GenAI Applications with Elasticsearch and Vertex AI for CXOs


Technology Focus Group (Parallel Sessions)


For The CIO- By The CIO Panel Discussion (Parallel Sessions)


Gala Dinner


Vasant Rao

Managing Director, IDC India & South Asia

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC

Steven Frantzen

Head of WW Strategy & Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director, EMEA, IDC

Arvind Gupta

Co-Founder & Head, Digital India Foundation

Prasad Rai

Vice President, India, New Relic

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Bhajan Poonia

Chief Technology Officer, OLX India

Dr. A.S. Prasad

Vice President-Product Management, Product Development/Engineering, Vertiv

Krishna G

Country Head, Solution Architecture, OutSystems India

Manoj Kumar

Zero Trust Transformation Architect, Zscaler

Rohit Vyas

Head of Solutions Engineering, India, Confluent

Kirti Patil

Joint President-IT & CTO, Kotak Life

Sreeji Gopinathan

Global Chief Information Officer, Lupin

Sunil Lalvani

Vice President-Sales, Zoho Corporation

Bhawani Singh

Principal Solution Architect, Checkmarx

Neil Harbisson

Contemporary Artist and Cyborg Activist

Suresh M Khadakbhavi

CEO, Digi Yatra Foundation

Animesh Bansriyar

Director, Solutions Architecture, Elastic

Amal Krishna

Chief Digital & Technology Office, CISO, ONGC

Dhaval Pandya

Corporate Chief Information Officer (CIO), Piramal Enterprises Limited

Ankur Chawla

Senior Solution Architect, Rackspace

Manoj Dubey

Director, INP Technologies

Amol Diwanji

Head of Systems Engineering at Veeam Software

Pushkar Soni

Head of Product, Shipsy

Sharath Srinivasamurthy

Associate Vice President, Research, IDC India

Piyush Parashar

Territory Sales Manager, SymphonyAI

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Chandra Kishore Prasad

Executive Director, RailTel

Gaurav Kataria

Vice President Digital (Manufacturing) and CDIO, Paperboard and Speciality Paper Division, ITC Limited

Rucha Nanavati

CIO, Mahindra Group

Ankit Bose


Ramesh Narayanaswamy

Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Birla Capital Group

Mathan Babu K.

Chief Technology Security Officer & Data Privacy Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited

Mitali Biswas

CIO, CK Birla Hospital

Vinod Bhat

Chief Information Officer & Chief Ethics Counsellor, Vistara

Umesh Mehta

Former Global CIO, Jubilant Group

Anurag Jain

CDTO, India & Partner Countries, Yum Brands

Neelima Sharma

Chief Digital Officer, ESL Steel Limited, Vedanta

Namrita Mahindro

Chief Digital Officer, Aditya Birla Chemicals

Yogesh Gupta

Editorial Director - Events, India & META, Foundry

Rajiv Gupta

President, PB Fintech Ltd.

Anil Nama

CIO, CtrlS Datacenters

Pradeep Nair

Managing Director-India, VMware by Broadcom, Broadcom

Saurabh Saxena

Regional Vice President, OpenText-India

Prakash Bharath

Director India Business, Freshworks

Amajit Gupta

Group CEO & MD, Lightstorm

Sujoy Chakrabortty

General Manager, Strategy & Technology, Adani Ports & SEZ

Amit Gupta

Vice President, Mastercard

Sudip Banerjee

CTO, APJ, Zscaler

Ramasubramaniam R

Chief Information and Technology Officer, TTK Prestige

Mansi Thapar

Head - Global Cyber Security, Apollo Tyres

Abhishek Bansal

CISO, Max Life Insurance Company

Nitin Chopra

Head of IT, Fortis Healthcare

Sudip Mazumder


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