by Balaji Narasimhan

Five global CXO speakers you must not miss at NASSCOM ILF 2016

Feb 07, 2016
BusinessCarriersEnergy Industry

So many sessions, so little time. We know you can't catch them all, so we came up with a shortlist of speakers you shouldn't miss at NASSCOM 2016.

It’s raining speakers at NASSCOM 2016.

No, we’re not joking–NASSCOM 2016 has a grand total of at least 127 speakers according to their site. And while most are bound to be interesting, you cannot attend all their sessions, especially since they run in parallel.

To make life easier for you, we have selected some interesting sessions and speakers which might be worth your while. Read on to find out more about the ones you should not miss.

Safra A. Catz, Oracle – CEO

Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. She is also on the board of directors of HSBC Holdings, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, since 2008. She will be talking about how you will become obsolete if you can’s ride the power of disruption.

NASSCOM 2016 session: Wednesday, February 10 (11:25 – 11:55)


Oliver Bussmann, UBS – CIO

Oliver Bussmann joined UBS as Group Chief Information Officer for Group Technology in June 2013. Forbes voted Oliver Bussmann the #1 Social CIO in the Fortune 250 and Global 250and the Wall Street Journal named him one of the Top 25 Executives in Technology in 2011. He will be talking about disruptive technologies for financial services

NASSCOM 2016 session: Wednesday, February 10 (15:45 – 16:15)

Peter Bendor Samuel, Everest – Founder

Peter Bendor-Samuel founded Everest Group in 1991. His company helps enterprises and service providers to effectively leverage IT solutions and strategically transforming their business services. He has also authored the book “Turning Lead Into Gold: the Demystification of Outsourcing.” He will be talking about sustaining digital effectiveness.

NASSCOM 2016 session: Thursday, February 11 (15:30 – 16:30)


Phil Colman, British American Tobacco – CIO

Phil Colman, Group CIO, British American Tobacco Plc, is talking about two topics–dealing with legacy technologies while enhancing focus on digital and moving beyond marketing to a centralized experience across the company.

NASSCOM 2016 session: Thursday February 11, 2016 (15:30 – 16:30)



Martijn Blanken, Telstra – Group Managing Director & Chief Customer Officer

Martijn, the Group Managing Director & Chief Customer Officer at Telstra, is responsible for Telstra’s business relationship with international carriers and business customers globally. He is talking about the big shifts that are reshaping businesses and how this represents an opportunity for exponential innovation.

NASSCOM 2016 session: Wednesday February 10, 2016 (15:00 – 15:45)


These are the ones we found interesting. There are a lot of other speakers at NASSCOM 2016.