Mumbai Event 15 Jan 2016 (Concluded)
The fifth event of the Do Big Symposium series presented by Tata Tele Business Services and powered by CNBC TV18, was held in Mumbai at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 15th Jan 2016, with the theme “Digital Disruption - A CEO’s Agenda”. The event was attended by over 250 people.
- Introduction: Sumiit Lakhutia, Anchor, CNBC TV18, introduced the importance of the use of technology in today’s day and age.
- Thematic AV: Digital Disruption – A vision for the future.
- Keynote speech: Dr. Gopichand Katragadda the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head for Tata Sons spoke on the global opportunities in technology and the way forward for various industries.
- Presentation on Digital Disruption: N Srinath, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited. Digital disruption - the CEO’s Agenda.
- Panel Discussion on Digital Disruption: Ameera Shah, MD & CEO, Metropolis Healthcare; Rachna Nath, Partner & Head- Digital Advisory, KPMG India; Umesh Revankar, MD, Shriram Transport Finance and N Srinath, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited. Moderator - Sumiit Lakhutia, CNBC TV18.
Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head for Tata Sons. In this role, Gopi drives technology and innovation for the Tata conglomerate leveraging cross-company synergies. He is a director on the boards of Tata Elxsi, Tata Communications, Tata Teleservices, Tata Autocomp Systems, and Flisom AG.Prior to this, he was Chairman and Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, and helped build GE’s largest R&D Centre –JFWTC, which contributed over 300 US patents a year. Gopi also served as the chairman for GE-BEL. Gopi provides the voice of technology for various Industry bodies in India including CII and NASSCOM. Gopi holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He has over 30 publications, 5 patents and has authored a book on innovation “SMASH,” published by Wiley.
Umesh G. Revankar started his career with Shriram Group in the year 1987. He has extensive experience in the financial service industry. With Shriram Group, he has shouldered many responsibilities and worked in various key roles. He holds bachelor's degree in Business Management from Mangalore University, is an MBA in Finance and done Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Ms. Ameera Shah is the Managing Director and CEO of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., a highly respected and multinational chain of diagnostic centers.Ms. Shah has evolved Metropolis from its single pathology laboratory status to a fully integrated multinational chain of 130 diagnostic centers and 1000 collection centers across the globe. With 34 years of experience in delivering accurate reports, Metropolis has earned the reputation of being India's leading and only multinational chain of diagnostic centers with presence in UAE, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana.
Rachna joined KPMG from PwC and has 21 years of experience of working in Consulting. In PwC she was amongst the Top 5% of talent globally and had held a number of Leadership positions including being on the Board of PwC, India.Rachna has lead a number of Thought Leadership papers at PwC (Total Retail – India, Anytime Anywhere, Building Warehouse Competitiveness etc) and written articles on multiple topics. She was also the lead trainer for a number of trainings related to Leadership, Project Management and Methods.
Mr. N Srinath is the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) limited. With around 30 years of experience within the Tata Group, he has held various leadership positions across Tata companies and has received several recognitions in the telecom industry. In 2008 and 2009, he was named as the world’s eighth most influential telecom personality by the Global Telecoms Business magazine as well as the ‘Telecom Person of the Year’ by the India-based Voice and Data magazine in 2008. He was named the ‘Telecom CEO of the Year’ in Asia by the leading publishing group Telecom Asia in 2006. In the same year he was also conferred the Udyog Rattan Award by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES).Prior to joining Tata Teleservices, he was the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Communications (erstwhile VSNL). Presently, he also serves as a Director on the Board of Tata Business Support Services (TBSS), Honeywell Automation India Limited, Viom Networks, Tata Communications and its related entities. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, specializing in marketing and systems.