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NTLF Forum 2020

Apprising with the vogue of 2020 – NTLF 2020

28th edition of Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum (2020) was organized at Grand Hyatt Mumbai between 12th – 14th February 2020 Keeping in mind the fad of “entrepreneur and the data-driven world” theme for the event was ‘Tech In ’20s: Coming of Age’. Where the repertoire of knowledge was filled with the thoughts of eminent speakers Like Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-Founder, UrbanClap who closed the session on an optimistic note by saying “India will change during the coming 10 years as data-enabled life evolves making it imperative to pick short term goals first.” Privacy being in question Brittany Kaiser Own Your Data Foundation stated: “We need to understand ethical & moral compliances when we talk about data being used by companies.” She raised the concern for regul...

Tech Shifts Defining 20s

We hardly come across highly acclaimed World reputed Key Note Speakers who are so humble, one such Gentleman I have met in person is non-other than Brian Solis who is a Thought Leader, Digital Analyst, and Author.  He quotes “I’m not a futurist by trade; I’m more of a futurist by practice. It’s not my role to try to predict the future although everybody wants to know what’s happening in five years, 10 years, 15 years. You can do your best to connect the dots between what is today, where it is going and then connect the dots between what is today, and what should be. They’re very different exercises.” He describes that when he entered the technology industry in the early 1990s, he said that he noticed the emphasis of conversations and innovation around technology. Over the years, he began t...

20 Takeaways from NASSCOM NTLF 2020

Insights. Predictions. Some Thought Provoking Questions.   The year is 2020 and the trend is also T 20. So I have toed the line and chosen 20 key takeaways from my learnings at NTLF 2020. NASSCOM, India’s apex body for IT sector recently organized 28th edition of NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF 2020) at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The key themes in the forum included future of entrepreneurship and trust in data Other topics which featured in the discussions included data and privacy, trade wars, regulations, inclusivity and sustainability, technology in rural India and so on. As per Sangeeta Gupta, “NTLF lays emphasis on the theme ‘Tech In 20’s: Coming of Age’ and will highlight how the next decade is likely to play out in catalysing businesses and acceleratin...

VISION for 2030 : Everyone should be Tech Literate

N Chandrasekharan speech – Keynote session As it is being said now a days that ‘Data is the new Oil’ and we are generating unbelievable amount of data – approx.44 gigabytes. This data is generated through active participation by humans for using modern technology and products. In the next decade, technology would be more intertwined with human lives and activity than it has ever been in the past. If we want to move forward, it must be by taking people along, involving everyone in the process that will change their lives.  That is the foundation step to building a smarter economy. Vision for 2030 cannot not include just software professionals, it must include everyone, farmers, poor, literate illiterate etc. We must remove halo effect around technology and remove the notion that it is only ...

Tech in the 20s: Is TRUST at Stake in the all-Digital Era?

Moderator: Govind Ethiraj, Founder BOOMLive Panelists: Stuart Warner, Head of Technology, Fidelity; Ashwin Yardi, CEO – India, Capgemini; Harsha V Agadi, President & Chief Executive Officer, Crawford & Company. The Takeaways:   Trust can be earned only over a period of time”, Arthur Ashe, Tennis Great. We need to understand why are we even talking about trust. What has happened that’s fundamentally changed the way we now look at trust. We need to ask ourselves, why are we falling in this area as individuals and entities? If we agree that there’s a huge trust deficit in society then are we willing to seek out solutions. In addition, should the focus be on people or technology? Studies suggest that the trust quotient is on a steep decline. Even NGOs, Governments and the media have no...

Safeguarding Data, Ensuring Privacy!

Data privacy is a trivial concern for everyone and anyone who has access to the world wide web or any social media platform. More than 40% of the world’s population was on social media in 2017 and this figure is only bound to increase in this decade. It is of concern that we understand what Data privacy is and the importance of it in today’s world and what few steps you can take to avoid uninvited interruption in your daily lives of peace and freedom. A decade ago, what now seems to be the buzz word, “Data” was not even in the use as much as it is today. Every now and then we come across the term “Data”, mostly in its most negative form i.e. “Breach of data”, “User data used for illegal activities”, “Data leak lead to loss of millions of dollars” etc. The discussion over data security is r...

“Transformation is on its way ” : NTLF 2020

2020 edition of the flagship Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) is back again with the theme “Tech in 20s: Coming of Age “ focusing on certain things like inclusion of the future of entrepreneurship in this new decade, business models, trust, value creation and creation of a winning enterprise.  The event was held in Mumbai between 12th – 14th February 2020 which is the 28th edition of NTLF which had over 150 speakers, more than 600 CXOs and 1,500 delegates attending the event. NTLF is the global platform where big leaders and influencers bring together innovative ideas and thoughts and share their success stories to empower the technology world. The spectrum has given some amazing opportunities to engage in with big executives like Rajan Kohli, President-Wipro; Pravin Rao, COO...

Battle of the Creators- Driving Content Monetization

The content market is phenomenal and the spectrum huge with audiences embracing everything from a 30 second TikTok video to a 3-hour long feature film. You look around and everyone from a regular individual to a writer or director is a creator. Each equally passionate about driving engagement and seeking better reach. Who will win the content war? In an engaging session moderated by Anant Rangaswami (Editor, CNBC, Network 18); Megha Tata (MD, Discovery, South Asia), Neeraj Roy(MD, Hungama Entertainment) and Vivek Jain(Strategy Officer, Times Internet) delved deeper into consumption, engagement and monetization within the content industry.   How does one drive monetization when the entire world is creating? Content production is a tricky game. TikTok videos may get viral overnight turn...

Global Organizations in the decade of 2020

An electrifying session on #GlobalOrg20s – CEOs Guide by Rajesh Gopinathan #salilparekh #RishadPremji, their views on the application of disruptive technologies and its imminent threat to consumers. They have also dwelled on the fact that if Organizations have to survive in #nasscom #executivepresence these turbulent times, they must adopt a more sophisticated human resource function that can contribute to sustainable performance.

The Future of NASSCOM

Among the speakers on the first day of #ntlf2020, I would especially mention the speech by Debjani Ghosh as quite intriguing and forward-looking. The way NASSCOM is taking steps to integrate companies from across Industries, and the way the term is changing that every Organisation eventually would be a Tech Company as they embrace technology. Way to go #NASSCOM