NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit 2018


Tech Track
The Perfect Storm Track
Deep Dive I

Convergence of Blockchain + IoT + AI. Revolution for tomorrow!

Expert: Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader, Blockchain, Tech Mahindra

Deep Dive III
Autonomous Systems: Giving brain to Machines!

Expert: Balaji Viswanathan, CEO, Invento Robotics

Business Model Track
Navigating the Maze Track
Deep Dive II : Designing and Defending services in the era of Digital disruption

Expert:Sidhant Rastogi, Partner and Practice Head, Zinnov

Deep Dive IV : ‘Good design is good business’

Experts: Nitin Gupta, Expert Associate Partner, Design, McKinsey & Company

Chau Nguyen, Expert Associate Partner, Design, McKinsey & Company



Welcome Address: Inaugural

Keshav R Murugesh , Group CEO, WNS Global Services
Vijay Ratnaparkhe, Chair, NASSCOM Engineering Council

Day 1: What not to Miss!

Speaker:Samir Yajnik, Summit Chair, NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit

Session VII A: Panel Discussion Digital Skills: Future-proofing the organization

Session I: Opening KeynoteInnovate, Create, Scale: Making digital real

Speaker: William (Bill) Ruh, Senior VP and Chief Digital Officer, GE & CEO, GE Digital

INNOVATE TO CREATE Session II: Innovator Byte 1
The Fast & the Furious: the shape of things to come

Innovator: Chunky Vazirani, Founder, Vazirani Shul

Leadership Rendezvous Series I How CIOs are using digital technologies to optimize performance and remain relevant and impactful?

Alisa Choong, VP & CIO Projects & Technology, Shell

Chairperson:ED Fontes, CTO, COMSOL


Session III: Power Keynote Engineering to Engineered: The High Road to Digital

Speaker:Dominique Cerutti, CEO, Altran

Session IV: Short Keynote Man, Machine, Manufacturing: When Robots are at work!

Speaker:Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO, Fanuc India

Session V: Short Keynote Smart, Sustainable, Safe: Cars for Nature

Speaker: Mehson Mark Moussa, CTO & Senior VP – Engineering, Hybrid Kinetic group ltd.


Session VI: Mashup Talk by Ed Fontes, CTO, COMSOL
Digital Technology Platforms – Monetizing Services

Speaker: Krishna Sundaresan, Vice President, Engineering, Cisco
Ed Fontes, CTO, COMSOL
Dr. G.V.V. Ravikumar, Associate VP & Head of Advanced Engineering Group (AEG), Infosys
Chairperson: Luca Benporath, VP Global Sales PLM, HCL Technologies

Session VII: Short Keynote Anticipate, Adapt & Accelerate: Powering the Future


Speaker:Anticipate, Adapt & Accelerate: Powering the Future


Session VIII: Leaders’ Talk Re-imagining Mobility: Walking through the future!

Speaker:Harald Rudolph, Director Daimler Strategy, Daimler
Christophe De Meyer, Digital Mobility – Vice President Engineering & Technology, Alstom
Sanjeev Sharma, Country Managing Director & Country Digital Lead, ABB India

Chairperson:Karthikeyan Natarajan, Global Head – Engineering, IOT and Enterprise Mobility, Tech Mahindra

What not to Miss!

Karthikeyan Natarajan, Summit Chair, NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit

Session IX: The Design & Engineering Keynote How to engineer Future ON Mobility!

Speaker:Dr. V Sumantran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies

Session X: Innovator Byte 2 Power of combining additive and subtractive manufacturing!

Speaker:Kaushik Mudda, Co-founder & CEO, Ethereal Machines

Session XI: Short keynote Navigating the Maze: Charting your transformation to a New business model

Speaker:Dr. Ajay Prabhu, COO, QuEST Global

Session XII: Short keynoteConnected smartly or smartly connected: Scaling with IoT

Speaker:Nick Gliddon, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Session XIII: Leaders’ Talk Reverse Engineering For Customer Experience: Innovate to make it real!

Speaker: Ajey Mehta, VP & Country head – India, HMD Global
Vinayak Hegde, CTO, Zoomcar
Luc Poulin, Senior VP – Global Accounts and International Strategy, P3 Group
Chairperson:Pari Natarajan, Co-founder & CEO, Zinnov

Session XIV: Panel discussion Sensing our Smart Future

Speaker: Ashish Khushu, CTO, L&T Technology Services Limited
Reguraman Ayyaswamy, VP & Global Head, IoT & Engineering and Industrial Services, Tata Consultancy Services
Sameer Joshi, Vice President – India & Middle East, Tata Technologies

Chairperson:Sudhama Vemuri, Director – Ecosystem & Partnerships (MindSphere IoT), Siemens

SCALE TO MAKE IT REAL: Session XV: Innovator Byte 3 Dronifying the experience: The Future has arrived!

Innovator: Anshul Sharma, Co-founder & CEO, Redwing Aerospace Laboratories

Session XVI: Panel Discussion Industry 4.0: Accelerating the next industrial revolution!

Speakers: Industry 4.0: Accelerating the next industrial revolution!

Moderator:Sumit sood, Managing Director – India, GlobalLogic

Session XVII: Short Keynote From Sailing to Scaling: How digital is giving an edge to the Energy & Maritime industry

Speakers: Dr. Christian Moller, CTO, Kongsberg Digital

Session XVII: Short Keynote Pause, take a breath – what’s in store for us!


Speakers: Mohan Reddy, Founder & Executive Chairman, Cyient Limited

Session XIX: Valedictory Session Innovation is in your mind… The simplicity of everything!

Speakers: Sonam Wangchuk, Engineer, innovator and education reformist
Chairperson:Samir Yajnik, Executive Director, Electra EV