Time (IST) Sessions
16:50– 17:25 Registration
17:25– 17:30 Welcome by ET-Edge
17:30-17:45 Opening Keynote Address: Redefining a Marketer’s Role in the Era of Evolving Technology: Expectations and Viewpoint
 Harish Bijoor, Brand Guru & Founder, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc.
17:45-18:35 Panel Discussion: Reaching a Trillion Dollar Digital Economy: Glocalizing Emerging Technologies

Technology has become ingrained in our daily routines. It has become a driver for bettering digital client experiences and personalization on a larger scale. Around the world, the technology revolution has had a significant impact on industry, government, and the labour market. In addition to raising domestic productivity levels in developed and developing economies, crossborder technological transfer has also permitted a partial reworking of the innovation landscape. The session will delve into how technology is boosting consumer income and demand, educational and training opportunities, and effective use of resources, all of which contribute to greater economic growth, particularly in emerging markets.

  •  Technology innovation for sustainable development
  •  The next frontier of tech ecosystems
  •  Utilizing predictive analytics to aid in making strategic decisions
  •  Thinking global and acting local
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat upgrading the Indian tech sector
  • Globalizing offshore and outsourcing. Govt to citizen charter. Research: fundamental research and applied research. AI factory of world: strategic opportunity. Grand challenges

Featured Speakers

Pradeep Menon, Managing Director, HSBC Technology India
Santosh Viswanathan, Managing Director and VP Sales Marketing & Communications Group, Intel India
Y Sreenivas Rao, Director, Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)  
Dattatri Salagame, CEO, President & Managing Director, Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW)
Purushottam Kaushik, Head- Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (INDIA), World Economic Forum  
Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, Nvidia-South Asia

Panel Moderator: Somick Goswami -Partner and Leader, Transformation, PwC India

18:35-18:50 Keynote Address: In the eye of the storm: Tackling Natural Calamities through Precise Projections
Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General, India Meteorological Department (Cyclone Man of India)
18:50-19:05 The Showbotics: Meet and Greet with Nina and Nino!
In today’s age, robotics and humanoids are the classic example of the impressive technological acumen of mankind. Born from the technological womb, ‘Nina’ and ‘Nino’ define the great Indian scientific persona and the Atmanirbhar spirit in its true sense. Join with us in this session, for a truly harmonizing human-robot interaction.
19:05-19:20 Keynote Session: Karnataka’s Techade- Establishing Karnataka as a global innovation powerhouse by 2047
 Sanjeev Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission
19:20-20:05 Panel Discussion: From Stonehenge to Silicon Valley: Innovating a Future Ready Brand

With rapid communication, instant information access, and online interactions, technology has revolutionized our lives and made the world smaller. Everything is now at our fingertips thanks to technological improvements, making life more fun and convenient. Today’s customers use digital platforms; therefore, a significant portion of marketing efforts are focused on providing them with the correct information at the right time to influence their purchasing behaviour. The session will focus on how fast technology is advancing and how has it influenced our evolution.

  • What are the tips and techniques of building a powerful and enduring brand?
  • How to Enhance the Customer Experience with Digital, Data, and Analytics to Reduce Risks and Increase Brand Loyalty?
  • Utilization of customer insights to uplift brand and increase customer loyalty
  • How is tech innovation shaping how we shop and buy?
  • A marketer’s roadmap for repositioning a brand.

Featured Speakers

Sumit Virmani, Chief Marketing Officer, Infosys
Rahul De, Dean (Programmes), IIM Bangalore
Vedanarayanan Vedantham, India Marketing Leader, Microsoft India
Virginia Sharma, India Marketing Head, Google Cloud
Prashant Jain, Chief Marketing Officer, HP India

Panel Moderator: Deepti Sagar, Partner – Digital Customer & Marketing Consulting, Deloitte India

20:05-20:20 Guest of Honor Address: India’s Tech Awakening- Paperless Governance and Data Empowerment
India has been at the forefront of cutting-edge digital projects and has carried out transformational projects at the scale of entire populations. As a result, the advantages of numerous services and initiatives filtered down to the average person living in the rural hinterland, ensuring digital literacy. have Instead of storing government records in hard copy form as is customary, various government offices have now started to communicate with residents via digital media.

  •  Payment of bills to govt utilities online through bharat bill payment system.
  •  Forms related to labour laws compliance, tax returns, passports, approvals, biodata etc. simplified and reduced.
  •  Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan and other related schemes.
  • Digital infrastructure as a core utility to every citizen.
  • Making financial transactions electronic and cashless.

Dr Saurabh Gaur, Secretary, IT, Electronics & Communications, Skill Development & Training and CEO APCFSS, Government of Andhra Pradesh

20:20-20:25 Unveiling of the Best Brand Coffee Table Book “The Economic Times Best Tech Brands 2022”
20:25-21:00 Felicitation of The Economic Times Best Tech Brands 2022
21:00 – 21:05 Closing Remarks
21:05 Onwards Cocktail & Dinner
Agenda is work in progress and subject to changes