For more than two decades, industry peers and IT leaders at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum have come together to brainstorm on how to ride the latest technology wave. The 25th edition kicks off today with the theme–Digital Inflection Point: Re-imagine not Re-engineer.
The thematic topics of this year’s NILF are new technology trends, newer business strategies, leadership and training, emergence of analytics and big data, inclusivity and diversity, the role of social media and importance of skillsets. The conference emphasizes on the key to innovation, and the best practices for creating a better future. It also has an exhaustive agenda, and to help you make best use of the conference, we’ve hand-picked sessions that you should attend.
From big names to big ideas, these sessions are likely to become the talking points of this year. We bring you the seven sessions that you must attend. Here’s our pick:
1. Dialing D for Disruption: Is Data the new Oil?
The first session of this year’s NILF will have, the Fireside chat with Mukesh Ambani, which will cover a wide range of topics like disruptive technologies shaping the telecom industry, role of intelligent data, the app economy, role of millennials, and the vision for Jio.
2. Un-learn from under-20 Mavericks
This is an in-conversation session with three young, super confident entrepreneurs, who could be the future tech-innovators, leaders and disruptors. The session would be an un-learning experience for today’s leaders and industry peers.
3. Re-Imagine, not Re-Engineer
This edition is themed on Digital Inflection Point: Re-imagine not Re-engineer. This session will present rich case studies on how global and Indian companies are leveraging these technology shifts, and how the solution provider’s ecosystem can be a disruptive partner. The outcome will be two-fold—outline a call of action to participants, and leave them with actionable insights.
4. Blockchain Revolution: Harnessing Blockchain and the Internet of Value for Business
As the internet is entering a second era with blockchain, we’re seeing the rise of the internet of value. But where are the most important opportunities, how do we anticipate, and how can we harness these seismic shifts? In this master class, Alex Tapscott, co-author of Block chain Revolution, will explain how blockchain technology will transform our economic power grid.
5. Fintech and Banks: Co-creating financial innovation
A visible trend in India’s fintech ecosystem has been disruption in the payments space. However, there is a need to imagine and design the next wave of innovation in unexplored sub-segments such as lending, trade finance, and blockchain. With the growing number of partnerships between banks and fintech startups, this session will guide you with a cohesive strategy to prioritize innovation. This will make the greatest impact on the way our financial services sector evolves.
6. Peak Performance and Creating the Winning Edge
Current head coach, and former captain, of the Indian cricket team, the third highest wicket taker in test cricket, and the highest wicket-taker for India in one day internationals, Padmashri Anil Kumble will guide this session. This session will cover the strategies to gain peak performance and creating a winning edge over others.
7. Making Virtual a Reality
Virtual and augmented reality has the potential to disrupt a wide range of industries. This talk will explore a subset of these applications driven primarily by technology startups, and discuss a few core technical innovations in computer vision, interactive computer graphics and hardware that has fueled the current VR/AR revolution.