09:30 am – 09:55 am Registration | Networking | Experience Zone | Group Chat
09:55 am – 10:00 am Opening Remarks and Welcome Address by ET Edge
10:00 am – 10:15 am Chief Guest Addres

Setting the tone: The Future of Insurance –Innovation, Speed, and Intensity

The insurance industry is gearing up for more coverage amongst the hinterlands of the country and is using technology for its background. There will be a concentration on ease of business and capital infusion to tackle this growth.

10:15 am – 11:00 am Panel 1:

Life Insurance Spotlight: The CEO Mantra for Growth

Over the last two years, there has been a major transformation in the mindsets of the customers as they no longer treat insurance as merely a tax-saving instrument rather a very important part of their lives. This change in customer expectations is leading insurance companies to rejig their business operations as the strategies that really worked well before may not hold a place in the new economic landscape. The session will deliberate upon:

  1. New Growth Initiatives
  2. Reimagining Customer Experience in the Next Normal
  3. Newer Business Models
  4. Changing Customer Behavior
  5. Role of Tie ups & Alliances

Key Speakers:

CEOs of Life Insurance companies


11:00 am – 11:15 am Partner Talk 1


11:15 am – 12:00 pm Panel 2:

Key Technological Initiatives for 2022-2023

The use of technology has led to many changes claims are processed in the industry and the way policies are underwritten. The Panel will discuss:

  1. Fraud Management using Technology
  2. Use of Automation in claims processing, payments, and underwriting
  3. Data Analytics and better processing and underwriting
  4. Transformance using AI, Ml and Blockchain

Key Speakers:



12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Networking Break
12:30 pm – 01:00 pm Fireside Chat

Governance, Risk and Compliance Strategies

The regulatory framework in India, ensures the protection of consumer interests as well as providing a level playing field for both domestic and international insurance companies. A dynamic environment introduces the role of compliance in influencing strategy. The panel will discuss on Key parameters including

  1. Regulatory changes like IFRS 17 reporting standards / GST impact
  2. Compliance strategies for digital insurance and risk management
  3. Operational and technology compliance
  4. Roadblocks and Challenges faced

Key Speakers:



01:00 pm – 1:15 pm Partner Talk


1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Networking Lunch Break
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Panel 3:

Insurtechs Reshaping Insurance

Insurtechs are shifting their focus from distribution to availability of data for underwriting innovation and risk reward sharing. The latest to join the fintech journey with the term coined in 2016, the technological innovations in the industry have changed the whole paradigm. The panel will discuss:

  1. Bringing in frictionless customer service.
  2. Leveraging technology for insurance reforms.
  3. Technological advancements lead to digital underwriting and reinsurance.
  4. Regulatory sandboxes.

Key Speakers:

Insurance and Insurtech players


3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Partner Talk


3.15 pm – 3.45 pm In Conversation with CHRO

Special Focus on Employee Health and Well-being

The Pandemic has had a huge impact on employee health and wellbeing which is the primary focus here. Today we are gearing up for preventive care by bringing more employee friendly policies in the work environment, leading to better wellbeing. Mental and Emotional health and wellbeing resonates with Physical health, and we will discuss this in the special conversation.

Key Speakers:

CHRO of Enterprise – Across Categoriess


3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Panel 4:

Changing Distribution Dynamics

The pandemic has shown the way to newer distribution models, and we will discuss the impact in this panel. Banca has been one of the most enriching channels to attain a better customer experience. We have new players like web aggregators in the picture who are vying for the space with traditional brokers and corporates.

  1. Rethinking distribution – concentrating on customer, sales force, and enablers
  2. Empowering Direct channels
  3. Changing distribution strategy
  4. Operating models for better growth between banks and insurers

Key Speakers:

Insurance -CMOs, Brokers, Channel partners, Banca Heads


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Networking Break
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Closing Discussion: Non- Life Insurance Spotlight

The CEO’s Vision for Transformation

The non – life market environment is offering significant challenges, with the advent of different players. The management strategy has been concentrating on adapting the portfolios and ecosystems to compete in this world emerging now. The panel will talk on

  1. New Growth Initiatives
  2. Reimagining Customer Experience in the Next Normal
  3. Newer Business Models
  4. Changing Customer Behavior
  5. Tie ups & Alliances

Key Speakers:

CEOs of Non – Life Insurance companies


5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Keynote address for Awards
6:15 pm – 6:25 pm Methodology by Knowledge Partner
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Award Ceremony
7:15 pm – 7:20 pm Closing remarks
7:25 pm Onwards Dinner & Cocktailsy

*Agenda is work in progress and subject to changes

15:00 – 15:45


15:50 – 16:00

Opening Address

16:00 – 16:30

Cracking The Content Code

Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO, Netflix in conversation with Anupama Chopra, Founder & Editor, Film Companion

16:30 – 16:50

G-20: Navigating Strategic High Waves

Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Government of India

16:50 – 17:05

India’s Decade

Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC

17:05 – 17:25

A Tale of Two Financial Recoveries and Lessons Learned for the Future

Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, CEO – Red River Associates, Board, Member – Ripple

17:25 – 17:45

Global Economy: Poised for a Rebound or headed for a Recession?

Nouriel Roubini, CEO, Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, Professor Emeritus (2021-present), Stern School of Business, New York University

17:45 – 18:05

Human Capital: Working in double disruption: Pandemic and Automation

François Ortalo-Magné, Dean and CEO, London Business School
Anita Williams Woolley, Associate Dean, Research; Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory; Tepper School of Business

Moderator: Ankush Wadhera, Managing Director & Partner, BCG

18:05 – 18:20

Need For Accelerating Energy Transition

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric

18:20 – 19:15

Global CEO Panel: The Global Hurricane – Negotiating the Headwinds

  • Ben Driggs, President & CEO, Global High Growth Regions, Honeywell
  • Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC
  • Hans-Paul Bürkner, Global Chair Emeritus, BCG
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric
  • Jonathan Yap, CEO (Lifted Funds), CapitaLand Investment
  • Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group

Moderator: Ajit Ranade, Economist, Political Analyst & Vice Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics

19:15 – 19:35

Globalization of Cricket

Geoff Allardice, CEO, ICC in conversation with Harsha Bhogle, Cricket Commentator and Journalist

19:35 – 19:47

Business of Leagues

Harsha Bhogle, Cricket Commentator and Journalist in conversation with Dalip Tahil, Actor

19:47 – 20:02

Silent Period

20:03 – 20:10

Special Address

Vineet Jain, Managing Director, The Times Group

20:11 – 20:18

Special Address

Samir Jain, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, The Times Group

20:19 – 20:55

Chief Guest Address

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

09:30 – 10:30


10:30 – 10:45

People and Processes: The Future of Organisations

Anita Williams Woolley, Associate Dean, Research; Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory; Tepper School of Business

10:45 – 11:00

India – UAE CEPA

H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Cabinet Member & UAE Minister of Economy

11:00 – 11:15

Sustainable Economy for the Greater Good

Jacek Olczak, CEO, Philip Morris International

11:15 – 11:45

Bricks and Clicks

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

11:45 – 12:00

Building a Challenger brand: Decoding Nothing

Carl Pei, CEO & Co-founder, Nothing in conversation with Ajaya Sharma, Senior Editor- Markets, Anchor at Times Network

12:00 – 12:20

Space Race: Technology, Transformation and Us

Alexander MacDonald, Chief Economist, NASA in conversation with Dr Kiran Karnik – Author, and former President NASSCOM

12:20 – 12:35

The Global Economic Outlook

Dr. Linda Yueh CBE, Economist and Author, and Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School

12:35 – 13:05

Indian Private Equity: Riding The Next Wave

Amit Dalmia, Sr. MD & Asia Head Portfolio Operations, Blackstone Private Equity

Ankur Gupta, Managing Partner, Country Head for India, Head of Real Estate India & Middle East, Brookfield

Gautam Kumra, Chairman, McKinsey Asia

Ravi Lambah, Head of Investment Group; Head of India, Temasek

Moderator: Deborshi Chaki, Senior Editor, The Economic Times

13:05 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:20

Faultlines & Frontlines – Businesses in a World of Conflict

Brigadier Aveen Chopra, Army Veteran

14:20 – 14:35

The Power of video games and game engine technology

Quentin Staes-Polet, Managing Director, Unreal Engine, International Operations, Epic Games

14:35 – 14:50

Thriving under Disruption

Francois Ortalo-Magne, Dean and CEO, London Business School in conversation with Anish Srikrishna, CEO, TimesPro

14:50 – 15:05

The Future of Mobility!

Hiroyuki MURAI, Chief Strategy Officer, SkyDrive

15:05 – 15:15

Concerns in the New World Order: Technology & Sustainability; Navigate Economic Turbulence

Ben Driggs, President & CEO, Global High Growth Regions, Honeywell

15:15 – 15:30

The Future of Addresses

Chris Sheldrick, Co-Founder and CEO, what3words

15:30 – 15:45

The Design Code: Developing Communities

Michael Hickinbotham, Managing Director, Hickinbotham Group

15:45 – 16:15

Tea Break

16:15 – 16:25

The Future of Money

Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, CEO – Red River Associates, Board Member – Ripple

16:25 – 16:45

India’s Techade – A Decade of Opportunities

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

16:45 – 17:00

Role of Battery-Based Energy Storage in Helping India Achieve Sustainability & Growth Objectives

Julian Nebreda, President & CEO, Fluence – A Siemens and AES Company

17:00 – 17:15

India’s World: Why The World Bets On India?

Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-Founder, QYOU Media Inc.

17:15 – 17:30

The Hydrogen Economy – Key for a Green Transformation

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Former Hydrogen Commissioner, German Federal Government & Advisor, ThyssenKrupp 

17:30 – 18:00

Trends in the New Normal

Nouriel Roubini, CEO, Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, Professor Emeritus (2021-present), Stern School of Business, New York University in conversation with
Ajaya Sharma, Senior Editor- Markets, Anchor at Times Network

18:00 – 18:30

Unicorns: Balancing Growth and Profitability

Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & Group CEO-OYO
Ashutosh Sharma, India Head, Prosus Ventures (Erstwhile Naspers) 
Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder, Byju’s
Rajesh Magow, Co-founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip 
Lingraju Sawkar, President, Kyndryl
Vidit Aatrey, Co-Founder & CEO, Meesho 
Moderator: Surabhi Agarwal, Editor-Technology, The Economic Times

18:30 – 19:00

Building Infrastructure for India @ 2047

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India

19:00 – 19:10

Close of Conference

09:50 – 10:00

Opening Remarks by Deepak Lamba, CEO Worldwide Media & President, Times Strategic Solutions

10:00 – 10:15

Opening Address: Empowering women = uplifting society

Her Royal Highness Shaikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Member of Royal Family of Bahrain, Founder & Chairperson, Green Aventurine Holding L.L.C FZ

10:15 – 11:00

Balancing the power equation in leadership

Women are effective change agents, and diversity and gender parity in leadership and decision-making are increasingly acknowledged in all walks of life. However, women still make up a very small
percentage of those who make decisions in different fields including politics, business, and society.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Making diversity a priority
  • Implementing policies to guarantee a safe and open environment
  • Focusing more on participative and collaborative approach
  • Maintaining a work-life balance

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Terence D’Souza, Creative Director, Hotstuff Advertising

  • Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson & CEO, Salesforce India
  • Suchitra Ella, MD, Bharat Biotech International
  • Ritu Beri, Fashion designer
  • Sudha Reddy, Director, MEIL, Founder & Chairperson of Sudha Reddy Foundation
  • Vidya Basarkod, Managing Director – India, Ramboll

11:00 – 11:15

Keynote: The ‘Dragon Bear’: The Russia-China – Ukraine and What it Means for Geopolitics”

Velina Tchakarova, Director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) and Founder of FACE for A Conscious Experience, Vienna, Austria.

11:15 – 12:15

Bold Boundary Pushers inspire the now, next and beyond

Pushing boundaries is essential for collective progress. It means challenging the status quo, questioning established norms and thinking outside the box. By pushing our boundaries, we discover the next,
new and beyond.

Progress here is defined as the continuous journey of making enhancements and evolutions as a collective. And there is power in collective progress.

In this roundtable our leaders will share how some of them have focused on two priorities—what we call the glue (engagement) and the grease (disciplined execution)— in their journey to Keep Walking. They
took that bold stride step to unlock unlimited possibilities.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Necessity, advancement, and consciousness of Modern India
  • The spirit of keep walking in a bold new India
  • Journey to rise, evolve, and celebrate the success
  • Mantra to inspire, empower & enable bold boundary pushers
  • Bold Boundary Pushers: Continues journey towards Progress

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Shweta Jain, Chief Business Development Officer, Luxury & Craft, Diageo India, Co-Founder, Walkers&Co

  • Nandita Das, Actor, Director & Activist
  • Deepika Warrier, Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo India
  • Sushant Divgikar – Rani (Ko-HE-Nur), Actor/Singer/Influencer/Social Activist
  • Karishma Mehta, CEO, Humans of Bombay
  • Angad Daryani, Founder & CEO, Praan
  • Ria Mirchandani, Former Product Lead, WhatsApp Payments

12:30 – 13:30

Navigating the new normal – Digitisation, Disruption and Innovation

New markets and value networks are created via digitization and disruptive innovation, eventually replacing the older ones. The replacement of a current product or technology with an upgraded or new one
is central to the western understanding of disruptive innovation. Disrupt or be disrupted is the mantra.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Approach of becoming more disruptive & innovative
  • New market trends of innovation
  • Role of technology in business transformation
  • Way forward for the Indian Market to becoming the global leader in innovation

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Robin Joffe, Partner-Managing Director, MEASA, Frost & Sullivan 

  • Sunil Duggal, Group CEO, Vedanta Resources
  • Lingraju Sawkar, President, Kyndryl India
  • Sanjay Khanna, CEO & Country Manager, India, American Express
  • Sameer Khetarpal, CEO & MD, Jubilant Foodworks
  • Akshay Munjal, Founder & CEO, Hero Vired
  • Bharath Uppiliappan, CEO, Dr. Lal Path Labs     

13:30 – 14:30

Smarter, Leaner, Cleaner: Strategies for the future enterprise

The building blocks of a modern enterprise are based on the fundamental principles of Build, Allocating, Analyze and automating. Leveraging investments in human, technology and data capital together forms
a very potent combination for any business and paves the way for higher growth. Organizations that are driven by technology and data lay emphasize implementing solutions that take the load off the human
shoulders in terms of streamlining their day-to-day activities while keeping customer-centricity and sustainability at the forefront of their business.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Enterprise solutions to drive efficient growth and deliver success now.
  • Enhanced enterprise productivity with automation
  • Technology platforms for a sustainable future

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Megha Chawla, Partner, Bain & Company

  • CP Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra
  • Amit Kumar, CEO, OLX Group
  • Arindam Das, CEO, Consumer Credit, DMI Finance
  • Dilip Jose, CEO, Manipal Hospitals
  • Shalabh Saxena, MD & CEO, Spandana Spoorthy
  • Anup Rau, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance
  • Mankiran Chowhan, VP, Enterprise Business, Salesforce India

14:30 – 15:45

The Energy Conversation: Planting Seeds of a Green Tomorrow: Expediting Clean Energy Initiatives considering the Global Energy Crisis

While the Paris Climate Agreement was ratified by most of the countries who vowed to move to Net Zero emissions within this century, the recent upheaval in the energy sector brought about by the
Russian-Ukrainian conflict has expedited the process worldwide. Leaders across the globe have realized the importance of attaining self-sufficiency in energy production to safeguard their economy and
serve the masses. While the expedited efforts are a step in the right direction, this cannot be achieved without adopting renewable means, in line with their commitments to cut emission levels.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Making large-scale investments in the Renewable Energy sector
  • Strengthening a nationwide Smart grid infrastructure
  • Exploring and adopting newer sources like Green Hydrogen
  • Using biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels
  • Policy support in boosting manufacturing of PV cells.
  • New age technological interventions to boost processes.

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Upendra Tripathy,
Honorary Principal Advisor (Education) to CM, Odisha, Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Founding Director General, International Solar Alliance

  • Ana Maria Kleymeyer, International Law and Policy Advisor of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) (USA) 
  • Ella Kokotsis, Director of Research and Accountability, G7 and G20 Research Groups, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Alexander Hogeveen Rutter, Private Sector Specialist, International Solar Alliance (India)
  • James Laybourn, Regional Sales Director-DNV Energy Systems, Asia Pacific, DNV Energy Systems
  • Joshua Garlef Whale, Founder & CEO, Ampersand (Rwanda)
  • David Mayer, CEO, Phinergy (Israel)

15:45 – 16:00

Keynote address by [proposed slot]

  • Rupesh Singh, Chairman & CEO, Education Centre of Australia

16:00 – 18:00

DisruptX: Challenging the Status Quo

INNOVATION LED DIALOGUES covering stories of individuals who continue to challenge the status quo and shift paradigms through their breakthrough ideas, innovations, and
perseverance in a TED-style format, the innovation stage will be one of the most looked forward elements at GBS. Expect shining stars from the entertainment industries as well as rickshaw drivers who have
redefined customer experience through IoT speaking for crisp 10-minute sessions. The platform will be an individual success-story narration of 10 to 15 minutes

Speakers: –

Keynote Address: Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India

  • Ranveer Allahbadia, Founder, BeerBiceps, Co-Founder – Monk Entertainment, Level Supermind , BigBrainco
  • Karuna Nundy, Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and International Lawyer
  • Rishi Shiv Prasanna – The Young Prodigy
  • Shantanu Naidu, Founder, Goodfellow
  • Sushant Divgikar/ Rani KoHEnur, Actor/Singer/Influencer/Social Activist 
  • Dr. Vishal Rao, Inventor, AUM Voice Prosthesis
  • Tilak Mehta, Founder, PapersNparcels
  • Shilpa Rao, Singer
  • Rajat Jain, Founder, Spandan ECG
  • Aadit Palicha, Founder & CEO, Zepto

18:00 – 18:15

Closing Remarks

09:45 – 10:00

Opening Remarks

10:00 – 11:00

Technologies Driving Logistics Forward

Technological innovations are bringing about ease of life in every domain and logistics is not far away, in this regard. There is a widespread revolution white hat ongoing in the sector now. Technology
along with new start-ups and differential ways of working is the new buzzword now.

From digital twins to blockchain to real-time supply chain visibility, some of these technological advancements have reinvented the whole supply chain. We will discuss these advancements and their impact
on the industry in this Panel.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Advent and use of Front-end applications and portals, enabling real-time tracking of the whole process.
  • Utilizing Back-end systems like ERP, CRM, and analytics that enable informed and quick decisions.
  • Using technological advancements like warehouse Management Systems, robotics, and automation that bridge the gap between physical and digital infrastructure.
  • Simplifying product complexity for enabling better delivery and end-consumer benefit.
  • Using technological advancements like Blockchain, API/EDI, and Internet of Things, which enable safe, secure information and data transfer across the entire logistics ecosystem.
  • Risk prediction and management


Session Chair: Saurabh Jain, Partner – Supply Chain Transformation, PwC

  • Kapil Mahajan, Global Chief Information and Technology Officer, Allcargo Group
  • Prajakt Raut, Co-Creator & Managing Partner, Supply Chain Labs
  • Uttam Digga, Co-founder & COO, Porter
  • Gautam Kapoor, Co-founder, Shiprocket
  • Saurabh Bakliwal, Global Sector Leader – Logistics, Parcel & Shipping (LPS), BCG

11:00 – 12:00

Leaders Lessons: Strategies to Conquer Omni channel paradox: Building Customer Centric Future

The retail industry is driving innovation and improving businesses with the help of new technologies. Technologies, including AI, ML, and IoT, are transforming the shopping experience from browsing to
checkout. With customers having several shopping options available, the idea is to maximize customer service by focusing on greater probability, flexibility, and speed in supply chain operations.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Build the Brand’s Digital Capabilities
  • How CX is Disrupting the Supply-Chain World
  • Acquire, engage and retain customers
  • Creating a level playing field for Indian Brands to go Global
  • Remodelling the retailer’s role for Current Times


Session Chair: Ravi Swarup, Partner, Bain & Company

  • Sudhakar Adapa, – Founder & CEO, Commerzify
  • Sandeep Varaganti – CEO, JioMart.com 
  • Kaivalya Vohra – Co-Founder and CTO, Zepto
  • Shivani Poddar – Co-Founder & CEO, FabAlley & Indya
  • Amit Dutta – CEO, Le Marche

12:00 – 13:00

Turning Inflation into opportunity – Reaping benefits of data-based decision

Are you prepared for the future? Is the company working hard enough to strengthen the brand and maximize marketing? Can you identify your target demographic in this rapidly changing environment and with
clients’ ever-changing needs? Do you know who is consuming your media? These are some questions that every organization wants clarity on.

In the rapidly changing environment, retailers and brands will require data and insight more than ever before to stay ahead of trends that can change on a dime as customers adapt.

This session will highlight the opportunities from the trends re-shaping global markets in 2023 and beyond.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • The rise of the ethical consumer
  • Sustainability at the heart of decision making
  • Harnessing technology to accelerate purpose-led growth
  • Navigating today’s trade issues
  • Sustainable and Inclusive business solutions
  • Leveraging data to shape the brand’s strategies
  • Deep diving into consumer behavior
  • Using Data to Predict Consumer Behavior
  • Trends for 2023 and beyond
  • Reclaiming value with the right pricing strategies

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Ashutosh Sinha, Senior Editor, The Economic Times

  • Daniel Mazon, Vice Chairman and MD, Philips India
  • Vishal Gondal, CEO, GoQii
  • Satish N. S, President, Haier
  • Arvind Gupta, Co – founder, Digital India Foundation
  • Preeti Bajaj, CEO, Luminous Power Technologies
  • Nikhil Mathur, Managing Director, India | Head of Data Partnership & Innovation, APAC, GfK

13:00 – 14:00

Crafting Resilient Tech: Staying a Step Ahead of Disruption

The speakers will share their thoughts on the emergence of the cloud, developments in the metaverse of augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, and immersive learning along with advances in AI,
machine learning, and software 2.0 (machine-written code). And how all these are creating a range of new services and products, from autonomous vehicles to connected homes to societal well-being—all of
these in a secure manner.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Adapting to Tech Changes
  • From Customer Experience to Business of Experience
  • Broadening Trust Capabilities Around Security, Privacy, and Cyber
  • Tech Mandate 2023

Session Moderator: Ashwani Mishra, Editor-Technology, ET Insights

  • Sigal Atzmon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Medix Global
  • Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Group Chief Information Officer & Executive VP, John Keells Holdings PLC
  • Jeremie Brabet-Adonajlo, Founder & CEO, Pzartech
  • Atreyam Sharma, Co-founder & VP (Technology), Workshop4me

14:00 – 15:00

Keynote address – India’s health manifesto: Prevent, Prepare, Respond to future health-related challenges

Shri Vishal Chauhan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Panel Discussion: Mission Harm Reduction: Innovative Approaches to Save Lives

Two years ago in November 2020, The Times Group curated a thought leadership platform, to push the narrative around consumer choice highlighting the need for progressive regulations, based on science
rather than bans. The initiative aims to discuss harm reduction in all major sectors regarding consumer choices and their freedom, including but not limited to cryptocurrencies, sugar, gaming, healthcare,
tobacco, plastics, alcohol, and the like.

 We bring to you the discussion for Consumer Freedom with the intent of not limiting consumer choices but also protecting the customer in a largely digital era of merchandising. The platform will
make an effort to impress upon decision-makers the need to stop, ponder and take a long-term view of the social and economic impacts of legislation that look to just ban and not regulate different
products in the free market. 

The forum will emphasize consumer freedom and choice, as well as the need for progressive regulations based on science and consumer insights. This multi-stakeholder discussion will address how consumers
have matured more than ever before and perhaps are also more conscious of the gaps between their needs, wants, and rights.

Session Chair: Supratim Chakraborty, Partner – Corporate, Commercial & Technology Practice, Khaitan & Co

  • Dr. Kiran Melkote, Orthopedic surgeon, member of – Association for Harm Reduction, Education & Research
  • Upendra Nath Sharma, Partner, JSA
  • David T. Sweanor, Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr. Madan Gopal, Sr. Health Consultant, Niti Aayog
  • Prof Dr. Nimesh G Desai, Senior Psychiatrist & Public Health Professional; Former Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences

Special Address: Addressing Health Crisis: Solutions & Prevention

  • Shri VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog

15:30 – 16:30

Build Sustainable Business Operations, Bring about Lifestyle Changes

The workplace can support and motivate significant changes in employee and customer lifestyles towards sustainability. But there are many other reasons to pursue a sustainable business strategy. By
increasing efficiency and reducing waste, green policies can save business costs. Not only can you reduce operational costs, but you can also reduce important overheads such as utility bills.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Indian consumer context:
  • Materials & their evolution over the years:
  • People and Behavioural Change:
  • Government policies:


Session Chair: DR Shannon Olsson, Global Director, The Echo Network

  • Angelo George, Chief Executive Officer, Bisleri International
  • Atul Bagai, Head, United Nations Environment Programme Country Office, India
  • Pranshu Singhal, Founder, Karo Sambhav
  • Dr. Vijay Habbu, Adjunct Professor, ICT, Mumbai
  • Shobha Raghavan, Chief Operating Officer, Saahas Zero Waste 
  • Apurva Bhandari, Founder & CEO, SankalpTaru Foundation

16:30 – 17:15

Leaders Viewpoint: Strategies to a Resilient, Reliable, and Ready Future: Talking Beyond Climate Change

It is encouraging that a just transition employment program has been established at COP27. However, we still need to work on making it functional at the national level. To ensure that funds are
distributed to the groups most negatively impacted by the transition, it is essential to develop indicators for gauging just outcomes and incorporate them into financing plans, such as the Just Energy
Transition Partnership (JETP), as well as include labor unions and marginalized communities in consultative processes for creating investment plans.

Key Discussion Points: –

  • Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)
  • Emerging Carbon Markets
  • Reducing Financing Gaps and Ensuring Global Equity
  • Collaborations, Alliances, and Partnerships

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Sachin Kotak, Partner, Bain & Company

  • Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator, United Nations
  • Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme
  • Rohit Sipahimalani, Chief Investment Officer, Temasek
  • Susanna Hasenoehrl, Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability, SAP Asia Pacific Japan (Singapore)
  • Fazil Abdul Rahiman, Group VP Sustainability and Climate Change, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company-TAQA (UAE)
  • Sandeep Sethi, Managing Director – JLL Work Dynamics in West Asia, JLL
  • Sharon Barak, Founder & CEO, Solutum (ISRAEL)

17:15 – 18:00

Not just about reconditioning – The Circular Economy

This discussion will address the importance of Business Circularity, Global Megatrends; Changing Consumer Needs; Resource Shortage; Technological Breakthroughs; Investments & Financing Gaps; New
Business Models, Policies, Challenges & Opportunities.

Speakers: –

Session Chair: Velina Tchakarova, Director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) 

  • Aditya Sharma, SVP APAC, Boson Energy, Luxembourg 
  • Sanjiv Navangul, Managing Director & CEO, Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd, India
  • Dr. P. K. C Bose, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, ENERCON Wind Energy, ENERCON Group Germany 
  • Mahesh Sivaswamy, Chairman, Transworld Group, Singapore 
  • Cecilia Oldne, Founding Partner Visceral Zeno; Chairwoman, WICCI’s India-EU Business Council, Chief India Representative, Sweden-India Business Council
  • R. K. Mahto, Chairman, GTC Group of Companies, Chairman, Crystal Plaza Group of Hotels, UAE

10:00 – 11:00

Topic: From resilience to a resurgence: Unlocking India’s EV industry potential

The share of electric vehicles (EVs), on Indian roads, is on the rise. The economic and environmental benefits of electric vehicles accelerate their adoption. India saw a whopping 168% spike in EV
sales, to almost 3.3 lakh units in 2021 compared to 2020, with two and three-wheelers taking the lead. At a nascent stage now, but the Indian EV industry could potentially grow to be a globally
leading one.

India is determined to be to achieve Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2070. The transport sector will play a very important role in achieving this target. This is why the sector is actively pushing for
zero-emission vehicles by 2040. With significant support from the government and a growing awareness of the planet – the Indian EV industry has witnessed significant growth in the last two-three

The discussion will capture the entire buzz in the market with the who’s who of the industry discussing and deliberating on how EVs will help the transport sector achieve the goal of zero emissions,
trends, and journey ahead.

Discussion Points: 

  •  Assessing the growth of the Indian EV industry
  •  Accelerating India’s EV adoption
  •  Catalyzing EV Adoption through Agile Logistic
  •  Investment opportunities in the EV sector
  •  Making EVs for everyone
  •  EV industry trends, hurdles, and the journey ahead
  •  Positioning India as a leading manufacturer in the EV Segment
  •  Building a sustainable & Atmanirbhar supply chain
  •  Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility


Session Chair: Hemal. N. Thakkar, Director-Consulting, CRISIL Market Intelligence, and Analytics

  • Deepak Jain, Chairman & Managing Director, Lumax Group 
  • Randheer Singh, Director – Electric Mobility and ACC Program, NITI Aayog
  • Arindam Lahiri, CEO, Automotive Skill Development Council  
  • Pratik Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Gensol Electric Vehicles
  • Nishant Arya, Vice Chairman, JBM Group 
  • Mr. Ravindran Nambiar, President of International Business, Wardwizard Innovations and Mobility
  • Anant Badjatya, CEO, SUN Mobility

11:00 – 12:00

Topic: Shaping the new economy and society globally – The Future of Education

As the world continues to change, influenced in part by urgent global challenges and the rapid pace of technological innovation, what should global education’s function be and how should it appear? With
significant ramifications for education and skills agendas, the COVID-19 crisis has triggered a seismic transformation in the economy and education too.

The desire to enhance student and worker performance is long-standing, and there is a huge market for technology-based solutions. Digital learning is still an essential element of the education and skills
system. Skills anticipation, advanced pedagogy, market-aligned curriculum content, digital and physical access to learning content and infrastructure, educator professional development, scaled investment,
and supporting students and workers as they move through their learning journey in a complex and volatile environment are key themes to addressing these challenges.

Key pointers of discussion: – 

  • Global challenges of education systems, economic volatility, and sustainability
  • Idea of lifelong learning, developing skillsets and advancement
  • Role of digital learning in education system and its impact
  • Way forward for the global education industry   

Session Chair: Jaspreet Singh, Partner, Grant Thornton

  • Rupesh Singh, Chairman & CEO, Education Centre of Australia
  • Prof. Asha Bhandarker, Distinguished Professor, IMI Delhi
  • Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman, UGC University Grants Commission* 
  • Madhumalti Sharma, Founder and President Workshop4Me, Luxembourg; Board member of the European Association of STEAM Educators (EASE)  
  • Dr. Monica Keneddy, Deputy Consul General, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  • Dr. Pratchett Lawrence, CEO, Australian School of Global Studies
  • Ricky Singh, CEO & Director, Tans Entertainment
  • Ranjita Raman, CEO, Jaro Education 

12:00 – 13:00

Empowering Small Businesses using ONDC

Introduced by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is a network based on Open Protocol, optimally used to the digitizing
value chain and small businesses across India, thus creating an interoperable and innovative digital marketplace.

Key Discussion Points:

  • ONDC enabling Digital Transformation in Small & Unorganized Businesses
  • Approaching Scalable Solutions for growth
  • New Market Trends
  • Democratizing e-commerce in India
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • e-markets for Smart Cities – Powered by ONDC


  • Kumar P Saha, Founder, ndhgo

Opening Address:

  • Thampy Koshy, CEO, ONDC


  • Roopa Mishra, Joint Secretary, Swachh Bharat Mission, Government of India
  • Smerth Khanna, Business Head – Modern Trade & eCommerce, Dabur India
  • Sameer Shetty, President & Head – Digital Business and Transformation, Axis Bank
  • Dr. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium
  • Sumit Duggal, Co – Chair, G-20 Task Force, PHDCCI

13:30 – 15:30

Ease of Doing Business & Trade Development Round Table

Curated against the backdrop of G20 this session aims to bring together business leaders, government officials, regulators, start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators, theorists, and trade promotion
organizations from across countries and diverse sectors as they discuss and identify key factors in sustaining the Ease of Doing Business in today’s challenging scenario.  

Thought-provoking discussions will deliberate on the sustainability and future of business, industry, and foreign investments for the development of social cohesion and inclusive growth and will

  • Mechanisms & initiatives for improvement – Technology, Digitization, and Innovation.  Understanding strategic priorities and approaches towards transformative technologies and
  • Redesigning for the new economy – Significance of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. 
  • Financial Integration – Addressing the financing gap 
  • Building ecosystems and policies to help businesses grow and thrive – Perspectives from Government, Public and Private Sectors 
  • Climate Finance


Session chair: Ada Dyndo – President, WICCI’S India-EU Business Council; Principal Consultant at the European Business and Technology

  • Aditya Sharma, President, India Luxembourg Business Council & SVP APAC, Boson Energy, Luxembourg
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India
  • Sandy Foo, Deputy Head, Corporate and Transactional Group & Head of Mergers & Acquisitions Rajah & Tann Singapore
  • Mar Piere Nadal, Founder, CEO and MD Coolcasc, S.L., VP Afydad, Spanish Sports Association
  • Nalinkant Rathod, Chairman of International Advisory Council, Bakrie Global, Singapore
  • Dr. Monica Kennedy, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commissioner.
  • Aviv Tzidon, Chairman & Founder, Phinergy, Israel
  • Madhumalti Sharma, Founder & President, Workshop4me
  • Cecilia Oldne, Founding Partner Visceral Zeno; Chairwoman, WICCI’s India-EU Business Council, Chief India Representative, Sweden-India Business Council
  • Dato Manikandamurthy Velayoudam, Managing Director, Sky Blue Media Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Pappur Shankar, Chair, Mississauga Chapter – Professional Engineers, Ontario, Canada
  • Joseph D’Cruz, CEO, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Malaysia
  • Ehsan Sheriff, Managing Director, Infocore Engineering & IT Services Group, Germany
  • Mariusz Kura, Regional Director (APAC), Billennium Pvt. Ltd. Malaysia
  • Ricky Singh, CEO & Director, Tans Entertainment
  • Mahendra Jadeja, Director- India Operations, Flypop International British Airline Base in Stansted Airport, UK
  • Lord Diljit Singh Rana MBE, Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, Founding Chairman of Andras House Limited, UK
  • Prasoon Mukherjee, Chairman, Universal Success Enterprises, Singapore
  • Rakesh Ranjan, Managing Director GTCS Global Ventures, Dubai, UAE
  • Sudesh Agarwal, Chairman & MD – Giant Group of Industries Dubai, UAE  

15:45 – 17:45

Business Model Disruption and the Role of Technology

Innovation is at the heart of entrepreneurial success and transformational growth in large businesses. Conventional strategies for innovation are typically based on product innovation i.e. designing
new products or services that address unmet market needs or leverage new technology to satisfy existing market needs. In this session, we will start discussing an alternate, novel method for
innovation – Business Model Innovation.

In contrast with conventional strategies for innovation, Business Model Innovation does not rely on developing new products, technologies, or services, but rather it relies on delivering existing
products and services using innovative processes for sourcing inputs


transforming them into products, and provisioning the right products for the right customers at the right time.

In this session, we introduce a framework for characterizing the various ways firms can innovate in their business processes and apply this to several examples from different industries. By the end of
the session, participants should be able to identify and analyze the unique features of potentially disruptive production and delivery models and conceive new ways of deploying products and services
to satisfy market needs.


Session Chair: Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission

  • Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
  • Anat Bernstein Reich, President, Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce
  • Parminder Singh, CCO & CDO, Mediacorp, Singapore
  • Manik Saha, Managing Director, SAP Labs, Singapore
  • Muralikrishnan B, President, Xiaomi India
  • Dr Per-Arne Wikstöm, Head – Office of Science and Innovation, Embassy of Sweden

10:00 – 11:00

GCCs: Driving resilience for business to thrive in change

With +10k centres globally and an industry projected to hit $ 2.5 Trillion by 2025, the GCC ecosystem holds the potential to tackle critical priorities for their parent organization. With a growing
focus on resilience and effectiveness, GCC organizations find themselves taking a pivotal role in the parent organization as centers of excellence and innovation hubs and driving shared KPIs and
business outcomes with parent organizations. They are now well positioned to partner with parent organizations to craft the ‘Next Normal’ offering resilience to businesses to thrive in change

Key Discussion Points:

  • Impactful showcase of industry examples of GCCs driving resilience for businesses
  • Insights on measures that have aided GCCs to drive resilience for business.
  • GCCs leading the way in the next gen ways of working and preparing an adept talent pool for global integration.
  • Adoption of new technologies and fostering innovation to thrive in change.
  • Near and long-term priorities for GCCs to continue to build and shape the partnership.


Session Chair: Rajiv Gupta, Managing Director and Senior Partner, BCG India

  • Priyaranjan Jha, Head of Global GBS operations, PepsiCo
  • Aditi Shukla, Head of India Shared Services and Country Head India, Axa XL 
  • Krishna Pera, Managing Partner, Proyojana Ascendant Solutions 
  • Mohit Thukral, Founder & Managing Partner, Vivtera
  • Vishal Kumar Pratapwant, Senior Vice President, Global Services, Fiserv 
  • Giridhar Rajagopal, President, First American Indian
  • Diwakar Singhal, Global Business Leader, Genpact
  • Sudish Panicker, Managing Director & Head, BNY Mellon India
  • Prateek Aggarwal, Chief Financial Officer, HCL Technologies
  • Punit Sood, Chair – GCC Council, NASSCOM
  • Snehil Gambhir, Partner & Director – Transformations, BCG India

12:00 – 13:00

Achieving Longevity in Business through Innovation, Governance, and Sustainability

Topics for Discussion:

  • How do emerging leaders deal with a rich tradition and legacy
  • New-Age thinking, staying relevant and thriving in an uncertain future.
  • Non-family members in leadership roles
  • The Art of Giving


Session Chair: Annu Gupta, Partner, Price Waterhouse & Co LLP

  • Ananth Narayanan, Founder, Mensa Brands
  • Shashank Kumar, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Razorpay
  • Sanjiv Navangul, MD & CEO, Bharat Serums and Vaccines
  • Prativa Mohapatra, Vice President & Managing Director, Adobe 
  • Sanjeev Panchal, Country President & Managing Director, AstraZeneca Pharma India 
  • Priyavrata Mafatlal, Vice Chairman, Arvind Mafatlal Group

13:30 – 15:30

The role of innovation and localisation in the mobile telecommunication ecosystem towards realizing the goal of a truly self-reliant ‘Digital India’

With 1.18 billion subscribers, India’s telecom industry is the second largest in the world. In September 2021, there were 794.88 million broadband subscribers. Affordable prices, expanded availability,
the roll-out of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), expanding 3G and 4G coverage, altering subscriber consumption patterns, and a favourable regulatory environment have all contributed to the industry’s
exponential expansion in recent years. By 2025, India is predicted to develop a $1 trillion digital economy.

According to the GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association), India is on track to become the world’s second largest smartphone market by 2025, with roughly 1 billion installed devices and
920 million unique mobile customers, including 88 million 5G connections. The Indian telecom tower sector has grown significantly over the previous thirteen years. Every year, an average of 29,000 new
mobile towers is installed. In addition, it is anticipated that 5G technology will contribute $450 billion to the Indian economy between 2023 and 2040. In India, 5G spectrum trials are underway to assure
the spread of 5G technology across the country. By 2022, the Department of Telecom (DoT) hopes to have 100 percent broadband access in villages, 55 percent fiberization of mobile towers, average broadband
speeds of 25 Mbps, and 30 lakh kilometres of optical fibre laid. It plans to fiberize 70 percent of towers by 2024, with average internet speeds of 50 Mbps and 50 lakh km of optic fibre rollouts across
the country.

The PLI scheme in Telecom & Networking Products was introduced in India to improve manufacturing capacity and boost exports in the telecom sector. The PLI plan in the telecom sector is projected to
draw huge investments from global players while also assisting domestic enterprises in seizing emerging opportunities and becoming major export players. The telecom industry plays a critical role in
promoting economic progress. Telecom is critical infrastructure and a vital enabler of digital connection and India’s digital transformation.

Key Pointers:

  • The transformation trajectory of the telecommunication sector in India.
  • Identify the major roadblocks being faced by the organisations in the telecommunications sector including competition, technological advancement and obsolescence, skilled technical workforce, IP
    theft, regulatory support, among others.
  • Key opportunities and challenges presented by the PLI plan for telecom and networking organizations.
  • The role of localisation, ONDC and other such initiatives in realizing the goal of the ‘Digital India’ campaign.
  • Latest trends and forthcoming influencers of the sector dynamics.

Session Moderator: Jaspreet Singh, Partner, Grant Thornton

  • Muralikrishnan B, President, Xiaomi 
  • Hari Om Rai, Co-founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Lava International Limited
  • Dr Debabrata Nayak, Global Head – Cyber Security, Ericsson
  • Prabhu Ram, Head- Industry Intelligence Group, CyberMedia Research (CMR)
  • V Raghunandan, Secretary, TRAI
  • Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA)

16:00 – 17:00

An Inclusive Growth in Action: How do Sustainability and Financial Inclusion intersect with each other?

Sustainability and financial inclusion are important for an organization because they can positively impact the organization’s reputation, reduce risk and increase long-term profitability.  Financial
Inclusion creates more stable financial systems and economies, mobilizes domestic resources through national savings and helps to boost government revenue. The discussion will cover variety of topics such

  •  The role of financial institutions in promoting sustainability and financial inclusion.
  •  Making sustainability a priority in transport infrastructure.
  •  Devising innovative customer acquisition policies for commercial vehicle financing.
  •  The challenges and opportunities of digital financial services.
  •  How can governments, the private sector, civil society, and other stakeholders work together to promote sustainable financial decisions?
  •  What new financial products, services, and technologies are being developed to promote sustainable investment, green finance, and other forms of sustainable finance?
  •  How can education and literacy programs help to empower individuals and communities to make more sustainable financial decisions?


Session Chair
: Mohammad Athar
Partner, Capital Projects and Infrastructure Group, PwC, Leader Industrial Development, and Investments Promotion

  • Amit Kumar Ghosh, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH)
  • Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric
  • Umesh Revankar, Executive Vice Chairman, Shriram Finance Ltd.
  • Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO, Blue Energy Motors
  • Akanksha Jain, Product Head: Commercial Vehicles, Go Digit General Insurance
  • Aditya K Shrivastava, Head of Manufacturing Operations/ Executive Vice President, VE Commercial Vehicles