by Saheli Sen Gupta

5 tech pioneers you mustn’t miss at NILF 2017

Feb 14, 2017
BusinessCloud ComputingIT Leadership

The 25th edition of the NILF is underway at Mumbai, with over 130 speakers. Here are our five must watch speakers for this three day gala.

The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum, or NILF, is famous for its esteemed panel of speakers. Every year, leaders from all arenas assemble to assess the past, present and future. With more than 130 business leaders, IT leaders, thought leaders and entrepreneurs on the speaker panel, this year’s party is no different.

While the agenda for the 25th NILF promises you knowledge and insight galore, it would be criminal if you missed one of these following five speakers.

1. Dheeraj Pandey

Founder, CEO and chairman of Nutanix, this man needs no recognition. Pandey is recognized by Business Insider as one of the 30 most influential people of the IT industry. His company holds the record for the highest opening of any tech company in the history of NASDAQ. At NILF 2017, Pandey will speak on the third day of the event on how to tackle cloud computing in the new world order.

2. Nigel Fenwick

Currently the vice president & principal analyst, Fenwick has served as the CIO at Reebok. He is famed to be one of the first to contract offshore development to India as well as for being the first to add marketing capabilities to IT. This year, Fenwick will address NILF 2017 on Day 2 on how businesses can design their strategy to correctly identify and solve digital dilemma. 

3. Neelam Dhawan

With over 30 years in the Indian IT industry, Dhawan is currently the VP – Global Industries, Strategic Alliances and Inside Sales (APJ) at HPE India. At NILF 2017, she will be moderating Mukesh Ambani’s session on the disruptive technologies shaping the telecom sector, his vision for Jio, the role of intelligent data and millennials as well as the app economy.

4. Aditya Puri

For over 22 years now, Puri has been serving as the MD of HDFC Bank since its inception in 1994. Under his leadership, the company has been recognized as India’s most valuable brand for three consecutive years in a study conducted by Millward Brown, a research agency of the WPP group. He joins Anand G. Mahindra and Vikram Chandra on the last day of NILF for a discussion “Re-Imagine, not Re-Engineer”.

5. Anand G. Mahindra

Executive Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, he is known not only for his tenacious leadership at the company, but also as a humanitarian. Mahindra has been providing free education to economically under-privileged girls for 20 years now under the Nanhi Kali programme.