The Road to Digital Transformation is very exciting but paved with challenges since the technology treadmill moves at a rapid pace. Terms like Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have given way to new buzzwords including edge computing, multi-cloud, data analytics, IoT, AI (ChatGPT, Bard, Bing, etc.), quantum computing, and security. Major growth drivers of the market are the adoption of Industry 4.0, and the use of advanced technologies such as Cloud, IoT, big data and analytics, mobility, and social media. 

At the Mint Digital Innovation Summit, our experts will not only tell you about the progress that these cutting-edge technologies are making, but also how they can meet your business needs and make a social impact.


8:30 AM onwards
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

    Context setting: 10 trends shaping today's digital narrative


    By Leslie D'Monte, Senior Associate Editor, Mint

  • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

    Short Keynote: Generative AI: Five Fundamental Facts



    Jaspreet Bindra, Founder Director, Tech Whisperer UK

  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

    Short Keynote: Changing face of digital transformation at L&T



    Sudip Mazumdar, Head - Digital, Larsen & Toubro 

  • 10:40 AM – 10:50 AM

    Short Keynote: India's Quantum computing roadmap



    Prof S D Sudarsan, Executive Director, CDAC

  • 10:50 AM – 11:00 AM

    Short Keynote: CSassy Tales on AI

    Recent trends in AI including generative AI and the legal implications through anecdotes and case laws



    Nappinai NS, Lawyer, Supreme Court, Founder, Cyber Saathi

  • 11:00 AM – 11:05 AM

    Quiz 1

  • 11:05 AM – 11:45 AM

    Panel Discussion: How AI, automation, data analytics can help India become a $1 trillion economy

    India is poised to be a $1 trillion digital economy and could support 60-65 million digitally enabled jobs by 2025-26, according to the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY). This panel will discuss how AI, automation, robotics, and data analytics can help businesses and governments optimize their performance to drive growth and efficiency, helping the country achieve its target of a $1 trillion economy.



    Deepak Sharma, President & CDO, Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Rupesh Khare, Global Head–Advanced Analytics and AI, ABB India

    Ankit Bose, Head AI, NASSCOM

    Jaya Kishore Reddy, Co-Founder & CTO,

    Moderator: Goutam Das, Editor (Long Story), Mint

  • 11:45 AM – 11:50 AM

    Quiz 2

  • 11:50 AM – 12:05 PM

    Keynote: India's Digital Public Infrastructure (India Stack)

    The large-scale digital growth India has experienced as a result of the India Stack, combined with the platform’s designation as an open-access “public good,” has incentivized local and international companies to retool their own approach to financial transactions. The India Stack has clearly given the world a model for closing gaps in financial inclusion, growing the economy, and effectively delivering services to citizens.



    Pramod Varma, CTO EkStep Foundation, Co-Chair, CDPI

  • 12:05 PM – 12:20 PM

    Short Keynote: How to create an ecosystem for deeptech startups



    Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President, IITM Research Park & IITM Incubation Cell

  • 12:20 PM – 12:30 PM

    Short Keynote: How AI is shaping the Piramal Group



    Viral Gandhi, President and Group Chief Information Officer, Piramal Group

  • 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

    Fireside chat: How tech helps to handle fraud, scale-up digital payments



    Sathyan S, Head of Data Science/ AI, Thoughtworks India

    Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Head of Digital Public Goods and Infrastructure, ThoughtWorks

    Moderator: Leslie D'Monte, Senior Associate Editor, Mint

  • 12:50 PM – 2:00 PM

    Networking Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

    Short Panel: How AI is breaking language barriers for Indian users

    Businesses are increasingly looking to overcome language barriers to facilitate expansion efforts, and AI is helping them address this challenge with the help of AI and NLP tools.



    Vivekanand Pani, Co-founder, Reverie Language Technologies 
    Ganesh Gopalan, Founder,  

    Moderator: Prasid Banerjee, Deputy Editor, Mint

  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Short Panel: How Generative AI is transforming content generation

    Chat GPT, Dall-e, etc. are powerful tools that have the potential to revolutionize content creation. Their ability to quickly generate high-quality content, optimize it for search engines, and assist with translation and localization make them invaluable assets for content marketers, translators, and localization experts. We will explore the opportunities and challenges therein.



    Jayanth N Kolla, Co-Founder and Partner, Convergence Catalyst 
    Prateek Dixit, CTO and Co-Founder, PocketFM 

    Moderator: Prasid Banerjee, Deputy Editor, Mint

  • 2:45 PM – 2:50 PM

    Quiz 3

  • 2:50 PM – 3:00 PM

    Short Keynote: Power of the Metaverse

    Metaverse is going to revolutionize innovation where real machines and factories, buildings and cities, grids and transportation systems are mirrored in the virtual world. Why is this so important? And all of this will happen in a world enabling a whole new level of collaboration. The Metaverse is where virtual reality supports people who are working hands-on, on site.



    Hemanth Satyanarayana, Founder & CEO, Imaginate

  • 3:00 PM – 3:10 PM

    Short Keynote: How India is building Air taxis



    Divya Manchanda, Chief of Airworthiness, The ePlane Company

  • 3:10 PM – 3:20 PM

    Short Keynote: Dawn of Intelligence Economy- challenges and opportunities



    Umakant Soni, General Partner, ART Venture fund, Cofounder ARTPARK, Chairman, AI foundry 

  • 3:20 PM – 3:25 PM

    Quiz 4

  • 3:25 PM – 3:35 PM

    Short Keynote: Quantum Computing is Coming of Age

    Quantum technology is getting ready for its close-up. By leveraging the quirky properties of quantum mechanics, quantum technologies are expected to enable innovations in numerous industries. Technology giants, governments, and early-stage startups are investing billions in a race to achieve quantum breakthroughs, and experts debate claims of quantum advances. What are the business applications, and will quantum computers beat classical ones anytime soon?



    Abhishek Chopra, Founder & CEO, BosonQ Psi

  • 3:35 PM – 3:45 PM

    Short Keynote: How knowledge of your DNA keeps you healthy

    Knowledge of your genealogy can help you fight disease better. This session will tell you how.


    Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome 

  • 3:45 PM – 4:05 PM

    Networking Tea Break

  • 4:05 PM – 4:15 PM

    Fireside: Leveraging Al-ready infrastructure in today's AI world



    Manish Gupta, VP, Dell 

    Moderator: Leslie D'Monte, Senior Associate Editor, Mint 

  • 4:15 PM – 4:25 PM

    Short Keynote: 5G and smart cities



    Arvind Tiwary, Founder, SangEnnovate   

  • 4:25 PM – 4:35 PM

    Short Keynote: Smart Cities: What Next?



    Suresh Kumar K.K, Head, India Urban Data Exchange & Data Spaces 

  • 4:35 PM – 5:00 PM

    Fireside chat: What to Look out for when Investing in Cutting-Edge Startups

    Deeptech startups leverage cutting-edge technologies to address real-world problems. But funding and scalability can be major hurdles. Here’s how investors perceive this space and separate the wheat from the chaff.



    Rajesh Sehgal, Managing Partner, Equanimity Investments 
    Roopan Aulakh, Managing Director, pi Ventures 

    Moderator: Shouvik Das, Senior Correspondent, Mint

  • 5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

    Short Keynote: How to nurture deep science startups



    CS Murali, Chairman, STEM Cell, Indian Institute of Science 

  • 5:10 PM – 5:15 PM

    Quiz 5

  • 5:15 PM – 5:40 PM

    Short Panel: How can companies, society leverage Open Source AI

    Open-source AI is defined as an AI technology that is publicly available for commercial and non-commercial use under various open-source licenses. Open-source AI includes datasets, prebuilt algorithms, and ready-to-use interfaces to help you get started with AI app development. From 48% in 2021, 65% of enterprises are expected to start using open-source AI technology in the next two years.



    Gopichand Katragadda, Founder & CEO, Myelin Foundry 
    Kailash Nadh, Co-Founder & CTO, Zerodha 

    Moderator: Venkatesh Hariharan, Public Policy Director, FOSS India 

  • 5:40 PM – 5:50 PM

    Short Keynote: Need for Explainable, Ethical AI

    The increased application of AI to gain automation has grown the complexity and scalability of the systems, and consequently the need for transparency, understandability and explainability of the AI-based systems. Explainable AI provides methods and techniques to produce explanations about the used AI and the decisions made by it, consequently, helps attaining human trust. The field of XAI has been rapidly growing in the past few years, especially due to the increased awareness and urgency of the need for transparency in AI models.



    Kashyap Kompella, CEO, RPA2AI Research

  • 5:50 PM – 6:00 PM

    Short Keynote: Innovation from Lab to Production Scale: UIDAI's Private Cloud

    Digital Transformation excitingly is at a rapid pace today. Cloud & edge computing, multi-cloud, Big Data & Analytics, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Operational Technology Security, Industry 4.0 are the happening things of the day. Success lies in taking these innovations, from Lab to Production Scale. UIDAI’s Private Cloud transformation, with adoption of these advanced technologies, is an exciting journey currently happening at scale.



    Annie Joyce, Deputy Director General, UIDAI 

  • 6:20 PM – 6:45 PM

    Special Address


    By Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT

  • 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

    CEO Panel: Changing Face of Digital: Future of Work

    Many CEOs lose sleep over this topic -- how the work, workers and workplace will evolve over the next few years. While many focus on technology when dealing with this topic, factors such as remote employment and the gig economy also play a large role. In addition, employers will want to consider what the work is, as a 2020 research report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Willis Towers Watson noted that "85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have not been invented yet." CEOs will share their perspective on how they're addressing this issue in their respective organizations.



    Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD & CEO, Deutsche India, Global CIO, Corporate Functions, Deutsche Bank
    Umang Bedi, Co-Founder, VerSe Innovation 
    Amod Malviya, Co-Founder, Udaan 
    Ameera Shah, MD, Metropolis Healthcare
    Beerud Sheth, Co-Founder & CEO, Gupshup

    Moderator: Leslie D'Monte, Senior Associate Editor, Mint

  • 7:30 PM – Onwards

    Awards Ceremony

    Opening note: Prof. S. Sadagopan, Former Director, IIIT-B
    Awards: Honouring the 7 deeptech startup winners
    Networking Dinner & Cocktails

Speakers 2023


Pramod Varma

CTO EkStep Foundation, Co-Chair

Amod Malviya

Co-Founder, Udaan

Umang Bedi

Co-Founder, VerSe Innovation

Dilipkumar Khandelwal

MD & CEO, Deutsche India, Global CIO , Corporate Functions, Deutsche Bank

Beerud Sheth

Co-Founder & CEO, Gupshup

Deepak Sharma

President & Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Roopan Aulakh

Managing Director, pi Ventures

Ameera Shah

Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd

Viral Gandhi

President and Group Chief Information Officer, Piramal Enterprises

Umakant Soni

General Partner, ART Venture fund, Cofounder ARTPARK, Chairman AI foundry

Anu Acharya

CEO, Mapmygenome

Nappinai NS

Lawyer, Supreme Court, Founder-Cyber Saathi

S Sadagopan

Former Director, IIIT-B

Divya Manchanda

Chief of Airworthiness, The ePlane Co.

Sudip Mazumder

Head - Digital, Larsen & Toubro Ltd

Vivekanand Pani

Co-founder, Reverie Language Technologies

Jayanth N Kolla

Co-Founder and Partner, Convergence Catalyst

Kailash Nadh

Co-Founder & CTO, Zerodha

Rajesh Sehgal

CFA, Managing Partner, Equanimity Investments

Gopichand Katragadda

Founder & CEO, Myelin Foundry

Kashyap Kompella

CEO, RPA2AI Research

Hemanth Satyanarayana

Founder & CEO, Imaginate

Jaspreet Bindra

Founder and MD, Tech Whisperer Ltd. UK

Rupesh Khare

Global Head- Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), ABB India

Venkatesh Hariharan

Public Policy Director, FOSS United

Arvind Tiwary

Founder, SangEnnovate

Prateek Dixit

CTO and Co-Founder, PocketFM

Abhishek Chopra

Founder & CEO, BosonQ Psi

CS Murali

Chairman, STEM Cell, Indian Institute of Science

Annie Joyce

Deputy Director General, UIDAI

Ashok Jhunjhunwala

President IITM Research Park & IITM Incubation Cell,

Ganesh Gopalan

CEO & Founder,

Jaya Kishore Reddy

Co-Founder & CTO,

Prof S D Sudarsan

Executive Director, CDAC

Jayprasad Hegde

Head of Data Science, NPCI

Ankit Bose

Head of AI, Nasscom

Manish Gupta

Vice President, Dell Technologies

Vinod Sankaranarayanan

Head of Digital Public Goods and Infrastructure, ThoughtWorks

Sathyan S

Head of Data Science/ AI, Thoughtworks India

Leslie D'Monte

Senior Associate Editor, Mint

Suresh Kumar K.K

Head, India Urban Data Exchange & Data Spaces

Prasid Banerjee

Deputy Editor, Mint

Goutam Das

Editor (Long Story), Mint

Shouvik Das

Senior Correspondent, Mint

Jury 2023


Sindhu Gangadharan

SVP and Managing Director, SAP

Rucha Nanavati

Chief Information Officer, Mahindra Group

Tamaswati Ghosh

CEO, IITM Incubation Cell

Roopan Aulakh

Managing Director, pi Ventures

S Sadagopan

Former Director, IIIT-B

Rajesh Uppal

MEB (HR, IT, Safety, DE), Maruti Suzuki India

Umakant Soni

General Partner, ART Venture fund, Cofounder ARTPARK, Chairman AI foundry, ARTPARK

Ankit Bose

Head of AI, Nasscom

Guest of Honour


Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Hon’ Union Minister of State
for Electronics and IT

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