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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.

Visionary Keynote

Keynote address by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Honorable Minister of State at Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India

Key Themes

Orchestrating Digital Infrastructure

DevOps Strategies

Predictive Analytics Strategy

Enterprise IT Transformation

Leveraging Low-Code / No-Code Platforms

Omni-experience Transformation

Cybersecurity Policies, Regulations, and Compliance

Technology Buyer Trends

Application Modernization Strategy

AI & Tech Revolution: Are Your Foundations Ready for the Change

Effective Hybrid Cloud Deployment

Sustainability is Not Just a CEO Agenda: How Do You Measure It

Creating the Digital Resilient Enterprise

Tech Architectures for Success

Celebrity Spotlight - Neil Harbisson

Meet the world's first officially recognized human 'cyborg' at #IDCCIOSUMMIT

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JW Marriott, Aerocity, New Delhi

Main Ballroom

India Advisory Council 2024


Filter Topics


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 Keynote: Rethinking Digitalization for an AI-first World

As generative AI unleashes a new wave of disruption across industries, tech leaders are reviewing their approach to AI and its role in digitalization. The promise of significant impact on digital innovation, customer experience and operational efficiencies will drive progressive governments and digitally-determined organizations to take an AI-first approach. The concerns about data privacy and displacement of jobs and the demand for regulatory oversight remain, yet the need for competitive parity with early adopters will drive tech agendas.


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


Unleashing Digital Business Growth: The Power of Automation in IT, Processes, and Value Streams


Elevating Digital Business with Cloud: Beyond Optimization to Sovereignty, Innovation, and Sustainability


Tea/Coffee & Networking Break


Fitness Session


Digital-First Strategies: Navigating the Evolution of the Digital Business


Navigating the Path to Intelligent Enterprise: Data, Insights, and Ecosystem Transformation


Transforming Insights into Decisions: The Journey from Connected Data to Knowledge Graphs


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


AI in the Age of Generative Intelligence


Technology Focus Group (Parallel Sessions)


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


Gala Dinner


Want to become a speaker?

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

Steven Frantzen

Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director (EMEA), IDC

Arvind Gupta

Co-Founder & Head, Digital India Foundation

Prasad Rai

Vice President, India, New Relic

Dr. A.S. Prasad

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

Jyoti Lalchandani

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

Manoj Kumar

Zero Trust Transformation Architect, Zscaler

Rohit Vyas

Head of Solutions Engineering, India, Confluent

Bhawani Singh

Principal Solution Architect, Checkmarx

Kirti Patil

Joint President-IT & CTO, Kotak Life

Sreeji Gopinathan

Global Chief Information Officer, Lupin

Neil Harbisson

Contemporary Artist and Cyborg Activist

Suresh M Khadakbhavi

CEO, Digi Yatra Foundation

Amal Krishna

Chief Digital & Technology Office, CISO, ONGC

Dhaval Pandya

Corporate Chief Information Officer (CIO), Piramal Enterprises Limited

Manoj Dubey

Director, INP Technologies

Abhishek Gupta

Lead Architect – Professional Services, Rackspace Technology

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Chandra Kishore Prasad

Executive Director, RailTel

Ankit Bose


Ramesh Narayanaswamy

Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Birla Capital Group

Mathan Babu K.

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

Vinod Bhat

Chief Information Officer & Chief Ethics Counsellor, Vistara

Umesh Mehta

Former Global CIO, Jubilant Group

Yogesh Gupta

Editorial Director - Events, India & META, Foundry

Anil Nama

CIO, CtrlS Datacenters

Prakash Bharath

Director India Business, Freshworks

Nitin Chopra

Head of IT, Fortis Healthcare

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Partner Spotlight
How to Build a Digital Transformation Strategy with Low-Code

Naveen Kalyankar,
RVP, OutSystems India

Have you been struggling to unlock the potential of digital transformation in your company? You’re not alone. The demand for more business applications, the increase in connected devices, and higher expectations all put tremendous pressure on IT leaders. But it’s important not to rush the decision-making process when the time comes to adopt new technology.

Partner Spotlight
How to Build a Digital Transformation Strategy with Low-Code

Naveen Kalyankar,
RVP, OutSystems India

Have you been struggling to unlock the potential of digital transformation in your company? You’re not alone. The demand for more business applications, the increase in connected devices, and higher expectations all put tremendous pressure on IT leaders. But it’s important not to rush the decision-making process when the time comes to adopt new technology.

Creating a digital transformation strategy using low-code is popular for businesses of all sizes. It allows companies to quickly build and deploy applications without needing to write code from scratch, making it easier to stay ahead in the rapidly changing digital landscape.

This blog post is a step-by-step guide for building a digital transformation strategy with low-code. In the meantime, if you’re not sure what low-code is, take a look at this complete guide to low-code development.

Understanding Digital Transformation and Low-Code Development

Digital transformation is the process of using technology to modernize business operations and processes. It’s a strategic move to improve customer experiences, develop new products, and streamline internal operations.

A digital transformation strategy should start by identifying strategic business challenges and goals followed by finding the right technology for creating digital processes and solutions to address them.

The value proposition of low-code is that companies have the flexibility and agility to adapt to the ever-changing industry reality while accelerating the time-to-market of new applications and functionalities to keep up with or change markets.

Tips for Building a Successful Digital Transformation Strategy with Low-Code

Creating a successful digital transformation strategy with low-code requires careful planning and implementation. Here are some tips on how to execute a digital transformation strategy that uses low-code technology:

1. Identify Your Pain Points

Digital transformation begins with understanding the operations that need optimization. This crucial step will guide decision-making for selecting areas that need transformation. During this stage, you:

Collect insights from stakeholders like your IT team, employees, customers, and partners.
Check the status of your organization’s IT. Are there outdated systems and software? Are there compatibility issues that cause bottlenecks?
Examine your processes, procedures, and workflows and determine where automation can increase efficiency, drive productivity, and reduce manual errors.

2. Assess Your Existing IT Infrastructure

When you understand your technology and its condition, you can pinpoint the direction of your digital transformation effort. In this step, you evaluate your current IT infrastructure as follows:

Measure its capabilities, including the existing enterprise IT investments, the technology maturity level, and the available skills and resources.
Determine the IT infrastructure gaps and how low-code technology can supplement your current IT infrastructure.
Assess how a low-code platform will fit in with your current application architecture and determine its scalability and adaptability.

3. Identify the Digital Goals and Objectives

Once you have evaluated your infrastructure, its capabilities, and where it’s fit for low-code, it’s time to:

Identify the transformation goals and objectives with measurable metrics.
Determine the expected outcomes and how a low-code platform will assist in achieving these objectives.
Consider the organization’s desired timeframe and whether the low-code development process will accelerate application development and deployment compared to traditional software development.

4. Define the Scope of Low-Code Integration

Integrating low-code into your digital transformation strategy can provide many benefits. To understand the scope of your low-code integration before getting started, you should:

Determine critical application features and functionalities that the low-code platform should support, such as customizable user interfaces, agile workflows, and real-time data analytics.
Assess the low-code platform’s security and compliance protocols, including data logging and auditing, user authentication, and role-based access control.

5. Develop a Deployment Strategy

A successful deployment plan will involve several components, including training and implementation, data migration, and user feedback. To develop an efficient deployment strategy, you should:

Align it with your organization’s needs, resources, and timeframe.
Determine the testing, training, and maintenance requirements of the platform.
Identify how it will integrate with the existing enterprise IT infrastructure.
Establish KPIs to monitor the efficiency, effectiveness, and ROI of the low-code platform after deployment.

Try a High-Performance Low-Code Platform

Executing a digital transformation strategy with low-code requires a comprehensive, step-by-step approach that integrates different aspects of an organization's operations.

While evaluating platforms, you need to look for a high-performance low-code platform which is enterprise grade, secure, cost-effective, and scalable. It should enable you to implement real digital transformation and achieve your growth objectives faster and more efficiently than the traditional high-code approach that is riddled with challenges like technical debt, talent shortages, and application backlogs.

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