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 17 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 18th year, INFOCOM is most delighted to announce the fifth edition of INFOCOM 2019 – NEW DELHI chapter. There will be a one-day business-technology-leadership conference between July 11, 2019 at The Lalit. The theme for INFOCOM 2019 will be “Winning in this Vuca World”.


As the world goes digital and technology keeps defining the new way of life, many organizations are struggling to figure out how they should go Digital and face up to the Digital disruption challenge that is happening in their respective industries. The bigger challenge that is staring us right in our face is that this world has become VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.

The last five years have challenged every business leader to survive and sustain performance. VUCA makes economic changes and it’s impact a difficulty to face with. There is no way to go back to the old world as this VUCA World is the new normal. But one can look at this VUCA world as an opportunity because at the same time that it is Volatile, it is also Vibrant as we can do all the things that we never did before, especially with technology. Instead of thinking Uncertain, it is actually Unreal in which the physical and digital come together. Instead of being Complex, it is Crazy considering all the simultaneous things we can do at the same time and how the pace of life has changed and finally instead of being Ambiguous it is Astounding in terms of the impact and return on investment that we could potentially have in this VUCA World. So VUCA can be scary if you think Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous and at the same time, VUCA can be Vibrant, Unreal, Crazy and Astounding if you look at it from the point of view of opportunity.

This change requires a new thinking, making sense of changing markets, developing new strategic directions and energizing your people. It’s time to hit the RESET button.

Winners in this new VUCA world will have to think bigger and different, to harness the growth potential of new markets and technologies, to redefine markets in their own vision, and engage customers and employees in more relevant and inspiring ways. You will win through ambition and innovation rather than legacy and scale, out-thinking the competition, focusing on the new hotspots and of course by embracing digital in more human ways. Winners in this VUCA World are the Game Changers who define new purpose and strategy, innovate business models and brands, harness networks and movements, to create a positive impact financially, and make a real difference to people’s lives. Are you fit and focused on the future? A future that you can re-imagine, then reset your direction and finally re-energise your people!


  • Keynote addresses, Plenary sessions, Panel discussions and Focus Forums centered around the theme: WINNING IN THIS VUCA WORLD
  • Focus Areas of the Conference:
    • Digital Infrastructure
    • 5G Agenda for Digital India
    • Skilling India
    • Reimagining India in 2025
    • State initiatives
    • Making Digital Strategy a reality
  • Special Spotlight Sessions
  • Central/ State Ministers’ Interactive Sessions
  • Over 300 delegates from large corporates, SMEs, policymakers, academia and media
  • Over 20 speakers from amongst well-known industry leaders, ICT experts and gurus, top corporates, think tanks, entrepreneurs, government officials and academia
  • Attended by top executives & decision makers of IT and user industry as well as bureaucrats and the academic community
  • A variety of unique networking events including Peer-to-Peer Groups, Networking Lunch and Dinner.


  • 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


09:00 hrs – 10:30 hrs

Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30 hrs – 10:35 hrs

Lamp lighting

10:35 hrs – 10:40 hrs

Welcome Address by K K Mahapatra, Organising Secretary and Head – INFOCOM, ABP Pvt. Ltd.

10:40 hrs – 11:10 hrs

Address by Guests of Honour:
Amit Malik, Managing Director – Global Service Provider Segment, Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China
R K Pathak, Deputy Director General – Internal Cooperation, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI

11:10 hrs – 11:30 hrs

Address by Chief Guest, Ramdas Athawale, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

A111:30 hrs – 11:50 hrs

Theme Keynote: Winning in this VUCA World

Keynote Speaker:
Sumit Bhattacharya, SME Advisor and Mentor for Startups and SMBs

A211:50 hrs – 12:30 hrs

Spotlight Session: Resilient Bihar 2020

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

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

A312:30 hrs – 13:10 hrs

Spotlight Session: Momentum Jharkhand

Spotlight Speakers:
Vinay Kumar Choubey, IAS, Secretary – IT & eGovernance, 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

A413:10 hrs – 13:30 hrs

Driving the Digital India Plan

Speaker: Vinay Thakur, Director (Projects), National E-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics & IT (MEITY), Government of India

13:30 hrs – 14:30 hrs

Networking Lunch

A514:30 hrs – 15:30 hrs

Leadership Keynote: How to become a Successful Leader?

Speaker: Dr. A Velumani, Creator and MD, Thyrocare

A615:30 hrs – 16:15 hrs

SME Panel: Extreme Customer Centricity in the Digital Age

Chairperson & Moderator: Sudhir Aggarwal, Chief Strategy Officer, Silver Touch Technologies Ltd. and Managing Partner, IB Platform LLP

Anand Chari, Deputy General Manager – SME Development, BSE Ltd.
Sanjay Hiranandani, CEO & Managing Partner, DOT1 Solutions
Mohit Pande, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Linear Squared Pvt. Ltd.
Ravi Sood, Central Executive Committee Member, FISME
Umesh Gupta, President, Network of ICT Entrepreneurs and Enterprises (NITEE)

A716:15 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Telecom Connectivity in Remote Areas using Innovative Green Power

Speaker: Sudesh Kumar Yadav, Deputy General Manager – Telecom Department, Powergrid Corporation of India

16:30 hrs – 16:40 hrs

Tea & Coffee

A816:40 hrs – 17:45 hrs

Spotlight Session: ‘ACCELERATE’- Achieving Excellence Together

Hosted by: Harrish Sai Raman, Performance and Life Coach

A917:45 hrs – 18:30 hrs

CIO Panel: The Future of Data Science, Machine Learning and AI

Chairperson & Moderator: Nikhil Kumar, Director – Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Puneesh Lamba, Senior Vice President and Group CIO, C K Birla Group
Vipul Anand, Senior Vice President – IT and Group CIO, Hindware Group
Parna Ghosh, Vice President and Group CIO, UNO MINDA Group
Rajeev Gupta, Group CIO, AirOne Aviation Group

A1018:30 hrs – 19:30 hrs

ACCELERATE: Evening Breakthrough Experience

Hosted by: Harrish Sai Raman, Performance and Life Coach

19:30 hrs onwards

Networking over Cocktails and Dinner


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