Flagship Event


INFOCOM, an initiative from the house of ABP was started in 2002 as a forum that would demonstrate India’s quest to be the IT superpower. Today it has turned into a forceful and dynamic event that sets the pace for business development through the use of technology, bringing potential partners together and helping the industry connect with associates and customers. INFOCOM is now one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers in India.

Over the last 16 editions of the event, INFOCOM has evolved to be an important platform that focuses on the convergence of Business, Technology and Leadership elements that are essential for driving India to the next phase of growth.

INFOCOM, the annual event in Calcutta comprises a three-day Conference and brings together the best global minds in Technology, Business Strategy & functions and Leadership. However, in our endeavour to reach out to varied audiences across the globe, INFOCOM also provides various platforms in the form of Roundtables, Forums, Awards, Workshops and others across the years and across various locations within India and beyond.

Now in it’s 17th year, INFOCOM is most delighted to announce the fourth edition of INFOCOM 2018 – NEW DELHI chapter. There will be a one-day business-technology-leadership conference between July 18, 2018 at The Lalit. The theme for INFOCOM 2018 will be “When Digital Becomes Human”.


As Technology keeps playing an increasingly important role in our lives, it has almost become a kind of a second language to us, or perhaps sometimes even the first. The advancements in technology development are not likely to slow down in the years to come and it would be most absurd to think that we have reached the end of the technological road and that Facebook or Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat are the pinnacle of digital development. Technology is a Vector and we are only just beginning! And we will help to develop it further and further.

We may be in the age of the ‘sub-human intelligence’ which means that technology is still slightly less intellectual than us. But this will soon change. Machines are getting smarter every day and before long you will see that machines will no longer be defined by processing speed or memory size. Instead, before we know it, we will all be living and working with machines that have ‘1 x human intelligence’ or even ‘2 x human intelligence’.

With rapid digitalization relationships between consumers and companies will be impacted deeply. The customer relationship will be digitally driven from start to finish. The difference between online and offline will quickly disappear. Consumers now live in a world of self-service, automation, smart data use and proactive customer service. The process of digitalization is already moving quickly and the battle to keep ahead in the customer relationship game is a hard one. Therefore in the relatively near future the digital customer relationship will become a commodity. Whoever fails to make the transition to digital will simply not be able to survive. The digital transformation will also force companies to transform their human relations as well. Will self-service, automation and robots come to dominate the customer relations of the future? People can still do something that machines cannot – they can inject emotion into the customer relationship. A computer or a machine cannot yet be creative, empathic or passionate. But people can.

Nevertheless, the moment is fast approaching when the digital world will come to dominate our lives. This will make human interactions to become rarer. But when this happens, the human touch will actually increase in importance, because of its ability to offer significant added value within the impersonal digital landscape. When digital does become human, we are going to need it more than ever. The future is both, digital and human!

Thus keeping the current trend in mind we have chosen the theme- ‘When Digital becomes Human', for the 17th edition of INFOCOM.


  • Keynote addresses, Plenary sessions, Panel discussions and Focus Forums centered around the theme: WHEN DIGITAL BECOMES HUMAN
  • Focus Areas of the Conference:
    • Digital Transformation
    • Information Security
    • State Forums
    • Skill Development
    • Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Spotlight Sessions


  • Business strategists, IT and ITES professional: CIOs, CFOs, CTOs and key decision makers in any organization
  • Business executives: marketing professionals and those who influence the implementation of enterprise strategies
  • Senior central and state government officials
  • Analysts and consultants: marketing and financial analysts, strategy & technology analysts
  • Venture capitalists/fund managers/investment bankers
  • IT Consultants and Solution Specialists
  • Industry Influencers: IT trade and business media
  • Academia


July 18, 2018

09:00 hrs - 10:00 hrs

Registration and Tea / Coffee

10:00 hrs – 10:05 hrs

Lamp lighting

10:05 hrs – 10:10 hrs

Welcome Address by D D Purkayastha, Managing Director & CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd and Chairman, INFOCOM

10:10 hrs – 11:00 hrs

Address by Guests of Honour:

Amit Malik, Managing Director – Public Sector & Services, Cisco India & SAARC

Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Hon’ble State Minister (Independent Charge) for Co-operatives, Higher Education, Dairy Development and Protocol, Government of Uttarakhand

A111:00 hrs – 11:30 hrs

Transforming Education in India

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Hon’ble State Minister (Independent Charge) for Co-operatives, Higher Education, Dairy Development and Protocol, Government of Uttarakhand

A211:30 hrs - 12:15 hrs

Spotlight Session: Bihar as an Investment and Business Destination

Spotlight Speaker: Rahul Singh, IAS, Secretary – IT, Government of Bihar

Moderator: Sankarshan Thakur, Roving Editor, The Telegraph

A312:15 hrs – 13:00 hrs

Spotlight Session: Jharkhand – Taking the Long View

Spotlight Speakers:
Vinay Kumar Choubey, IAS, Secretary – IT & eGovernance and Secretary - Industries, Government of Jharkhand
Sarvesh Singhal, IFS, Special Secretary – IT & eGovernance, Government of Jharkhand and CEO, JAP IT and Director – JSAC

Moderator: Shantanu Datta, Resident Editor – Jharkhand Edition, The Telegraph

13:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs

Networking Lunch

A4 14:00 hrs – 15:00 hrs

Power Panel: Succeeding in an Era of Digital Business

Chairperson & Moderator: Jayanta Roy Chowdhury, Senior Editor – Business, The Telegraph

Dhiraj Gyani, Director Marketing - Enterprise Commercial & Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
Santosh Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, Mango Data
Umesh Gupta, Director & Lead for Analytics, Conduent Technology Services and President - Network of ICT Entrepreneurs and Enterprises (NITEE)
Partha Sarathi Guha Patra, Founder, ASADEL Technologies and Co-Founder & Director,

A5 15:00 hrs – 15:30 hrs

Keynote: Empowering SMEs to enhance Credit-worthiness

Speaker: Anand Chari, Deputy General Manager, BSE SME

A615:30 hrs – 16:00 hrs

Keynote: Benefits of Digitization for SMEs

Speaker: Vivek Gupta, Head and Director of Business Development - India and SAARC, Alibaba Cloud

A7 16:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Keynote: Exploring Opportunities in Sikkim

Speaker: Prem Das Rai, Member of Lok Sabha, Representing Government of Sikkim

16:30 hrs – 17:00 hrs

Tea & Coffee

A817:00 hrs – 17:30 hrs

Keynote: Driving Transformation in Indian Steel Industry

Speaker: Chaudhary Birender Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Steel, Govt. of India

A917:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs

Security Panel: Securing the Digital Human

Chairperson & Moderator: Jaspreet Singh, Partner – Cyber Security, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Ravinder Arora, Head of Information Security, IRIS Software Inc.
Ankush Johar, Director at Wireless Federation, Lloyds Ventures, Infosec Ventures,, &
Anuj Tewari, CISO, HCL Technologies Ltd.
Baljot Bhatia, Enterprise Lead - North, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Chander Khanduja, CIO, Luminous Power Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

A1018:30 hrs – 19:30 hrs

Spotlight Session: PIECE OF MIND

By Shikhar Kamat, The Illusionist

19:30 hrs onwards

Networking over Cocktails and Dinner


Star Speakers