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INFOCOM, the annual flagship B2B Conference from the house of ABP, India’s leading media conglomerate was started in 2002 and over the last 19 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.

  • Theme: Accelerating Digital
  • Dates of the event: December 1-4, 2021
  • Edition: 20th Year
  • Format: Virtual Conference held over Zoom platform

Highlights of the Conference

  • December 1st, 2021: 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm - INAUGURAL SESSION.
  • Inauguration by Chief Guest, Ms. MAMATA BANERJEE, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal.
  • December 2nd - 4th, 2021: 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
  • Virtual Conference held over 4 days for about 5 hours in a day over Zoom platform.
  • Keynote addresses and Spotlight Sessions along with a few Panel Discussions.
  • Focus Areas: Leadership, Strategy, Technology, SAARC Development, CIO & CISO Panels, Healthcare, Education, Entrepreneurship, Startups & Indian Unicorns, Media & Entertainment and Gaming.
  • Expected to have 1500 delegates from large corporates, SMEs and academia joining over Zoom platform.
  • 300 CIOs/CISO participation from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.
  • 60 top CXO Speakers.


As the world emerges from the impact of the pandemic, the digital transformation journey also gets into a faster track. The pandemic forced organizations to adopt new technologies and find new ways of working at a rapid speed. These rapid digital transformations may have been reactive to the changing situations, but have pushed us into the fast-paced era of the Digital Revolution.

To compete in the new normal, we need to move to a mindset of Accelerating Digital. The economic scenario continues to bring in new challenges with fresh waves of outbreak. Businesses whose behaviour has been reactive to the pandemic could still be in the downturn mindset when the upturn finally arrives, and miss the opportunity to rebuild for profitability. Organisations need to strategise to capitalize on new opportunities. This emphasizes the need of accelerated digital transformations even further.

INFOCOM 2021 virtual conference will provide a platform for various industry stalwarts and leaders to talk about the various strategies that organizations are adopting in “Accelerating Digital”, the theme for this year. INFOCOM 2021 will aim to unite the world in pursuit of digital transformation in every field of business and all aspects of life. We will hear the success stories, the new hurdles and opportunities and the lessons that we must learn to prepare for the challenging times in the future.


Day 1: December 1, 2021

13:30 hrs – 13:35 hrs


13:35 hrs – 13:40 hrs

Welcome Address by Dhruba Mukherjee, CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd.

13:40 hrs – 13:45 hrs

Address by Guest of Honour, Siddharth Sharma, CEO – West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel Ltd.

13:45 hrs – 13:50 hrs

Address by Guest of Honour, Kamal Arora, Senior Director, Sales – Government, Dell Technologies | Commercial

13:50 hrs – 13:55 hrs

Address by Guest of Honour, Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture

13:55 hrs – 14:00 hrs

Address by Guest of Honour, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI

14:00 hrs – 14:30 hrs

Address by Chief Guest: Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal


Day 2: December 2, 2021

14:00 hrs – 14:05 hrs Introductions
A1 14:05 hrs – 14:30 hrs

Opening Spotlight: Accelerating Digital – The India Growth Story

Spotlight Speaker: Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Padma Shri (2020), Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge India Ltd.

In Conversation with: Aparup Sengupta, Executive Chairman and Global CEO, Startek

14:30 hrs – 14:35 hrs Introductions
A214:35 hrs – 14:55 hrs

Special Address by Guest of Honour: Digital Adoption for Industrial Growth in Bengal

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Electronics; Industry, Commerce & Enterprises; and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal

14:55 hrs – 15:00 hrs Introduction to the session
A3 15:00 hrs – 15:20 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Fast track the Digital Journey for your Enterprise

Keynote Speaker: Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO – Enterprise Business, Airtel Business

15:20 hrs – 15:25 hrs Introduction to the session
A4 15:25 hrs – 15:45 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Accelerate Digital to Drive 360º Value

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture

15:45 hrs – 15:50 hrs Introduction to the session
A5 15:50 hrs – 16:50 hrs

SAARC Panel: Post Pandemic Growth Strategies Accelerated by Digital

Chairperson: Ambarish Dasgupta, Senior Partner and Founder, Intueri Consulting LLP

Shafquat Haider, Chairman, Chairman, Council for Communication & IT, SAARC CCI; AMBASSADOR for Bangladesh for the World Union of SMEs (WUSME)
Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, CEO, e-Dheba SuperApp of iPay P Ltd, Nepal
Atif Rais Khan, Founding Managing Partner and Chairman, LMKR and LMKT, Pakistan
Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe, Managing Director, Lanka Bell (Pvt) Ltd., Bell Vantage (Pvt) Ltd and Bell Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka

16:50 hrs – 16:55 hrs Introduction to the session
A6 16:55 hrs – 17:15 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Accelerating Digital Infrastructure - The Key to the Connected Future

Keynote Speaker: Sharad Sanghi, CEO, NTT Ltd in India

17:15 hrs – 17:20 hrs Introduction to the session
A7 17:20 hrs – 17:50 hrs

Technology Insights: Innovations in Flexible Workplace Solutions

Speaker: Praveen Kumar T, Head - Field Marketing, Client Solutions Group (India), Dell Technologies

17:50 hrs – 17:55 hrs Introduction to the session
A8 17:55 hrs – 18:15 hrs

Leadership Keynote: The Phoenix and the Unicorn - The Why, What and How of Corporate Innovation

Keynote Speaker: Peter Hinssen, Digital Entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker, Executive Lecturer at London Business School & MIT Sloan School of Management, Member of Advisory Board, Ergon Capital

18:15 hrs – 18:20 hrs Introduction to the session
A9 18:20 hrs – 19:00 hrs

Spotlight Session: Learning for Life - Creating a Better Future

Spotlight Speakers: S P Kothari, Padma Shri (2020), Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA
Janine Teo, CEO, Solve Education, Singapore
Giri Balasubramaniam, Renowned Educator, Quizmaster, Harvard Alumni and Indian Administrative Fellow (IAF), Dept. of Education, Govt. of Karnataka

In Conversation with: Dr. Suborno Bose, Founder, YTO (Young Tech Olympiad) and Founder and Chief Mentor, IIHM & Indismart Group Worldwide


Day 3: December 3, 2021

14:00 hrs - 14:05 hrs


B1 14:05 hrs – 14:25 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Accelerating Digital for the Next Phase of Growth

Keynote Speaker: Manoj Chugh, ICT Expert and President – Group Public Affairs, Mahindra & Mahindra

14:25 hrs – 14:30 hrs Introductions
B2 14:30 hrs – 15:00 hrs

Leadership Keynote: China's New Normal - Innovations that will impact Global Business

Keynote Speaker: Pascal Coppens, Technology Entrepreneur, Sinologist and Author of “China’s New Normal – How China sets the standard for innovation”, Belgium

15:00 hrs – 15:05 hrs Introduction to the session
B3 15:05 hrs – 15:25 hrs

Leadership Keynote: The Changed Hybrid Work Environment: Employee & Customer Experience

Keynote Speaker: Johnson Varkey, Sales Director - Intelligent Workspace, NTT Ltd in India

15:25 hrs – 15:30 hrs Introduction to the session
B4 15:30 hrs – 16:10 hrs

Spotlight Session: Winning against all Odds – The Indian Unicorn Boom

Spotlight Speakers:
Arjun Mohan, CEO India, upGrad
Vipul Parekh, Co-Founder, CFO and CMO, bigbasket, A TATA Enterprise
Gajendra Jangid, Co-Founder & CMO, CARS24

In Conversation with: Avinash Deepak, Senior Vice President, Vertical Head – IT/ITES & StartUps, Airtel Business, Bharti Airtel Ltd.

16:10 hrs – 16:15 hrs Introduction to the session
B5 16:15 hrs – 17:10 hrs

Technology Panel: Shaping the Digital Revolution – The Future Roadmap

Chairperson: Harish Agarwal, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP and COO, Ernst & Young India Consulting

Ninad Raje, Director and CIO, HealthAssure
Sudipta Basu, General Manager (Telecom), Powergrid Corporation of India
Krishnenjit Roy, Senior Vice President – Technology,
Ashok Cherian, CIO, Page Industries Ltd. (Jockey & Speedo Brands)

17:10 hrs – 17:15 hrs Introduction to the session
B6 17:15 hrs – 17:35 hrs

Keynote: Digital Transformation at BharatGas-Easing lives

Keynote Speaker: Mona Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer - LPG Business, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

17:35 hrs – 17:40 hrs Introduction to the session
B7 17:40 hrs – 18:00 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Inclusive Digital Acceleration and Innovation

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Professor of Management and Former Founding Dean, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

18:00 hrs – 18:05 hrs Introduction to the session
B8 18:05 hrs – 19:00 hrs

Spotlight Session: Sustainable Healthcare in a Post Pandemic World

Spotlight Speakers:
Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder, MD & Chairperson, Portea Medical
Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, Founder – HealthCube; Founder and Director - Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy; Senior Research Scholar - Princeton University

In Conversation with: Dr. Kunal Sarkar, Senior Vice Chairman and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Medica Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Kolkata ; Chairman - Kolkata Heart Foundation (KHF); MBBS, FRCS (ED), FRCS (Glasg), MNAMS


Day 4: December 4, 2021

14:00 hrs - 14:05 hrs


C1 14:05 hrs - 14:25 hrs

Technology Keynote: How To Create New Value by Innovating with Data

Keynote Speaker: Srinivas Rao Lingamneni, Senior Director - Systems Engineering, Dell Technologies

14:25 hrs - 14:30 hrs


C2 14:30 hrs - 14:50 hrs

Leadership Keynote: ICT for Inclusion

Keynote Speaker: Amitabh Ray, Managing Director, Ericsson India Global Services

14:50 hrs - 14:55 hrs

Introduction to the session

C3 14:55 hrs - 15:15 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Securing the Digital (R)evolution

Keynote Speaker: Vivek Srivastava, Regional Sales Director – India & SAARC, CrowdStrike

15:15 hrs - 15:20 hrs

Introduction to the session

C4 15:20 hrs – 16:00 hrs

Security Panel: Evolving Cybersecurity Priorities in the Digital Decade

Chairperson: Siddharth Viswanath, Partner – Risk Advisory & Cyber Security Leader, PwC India

Partha Sengupta, Senior Vice President – IT Services, ITC Infotech
Milind Mungale, EVP & CISO, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.
Alok Shukla, Sr. VP, Head – Product Management & Business Solution Group, Airtel Business, Bharti Airtel Ltd.
Navaneethan M, Senior Vice President- Chief Information Security Officer & Head - IT, Groww

16:00 hrs - 16:05 hrs

Introduction to the session

C5 16:05 hrs - 17:05 hrs

Entrepreneurship Panel: Promoting Innovations and Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Chairperson: Bimal Patwari, Founder and CEO, Pinnacle Infotech Solutions

Kaustubh Patekar, Founder, The ProdZen; Product Champion and Mentor to Deep Tech / AI Startups
Kumar P Saha, Founder, NDHGO and Founder and Managing Director, Senrysa Technologies
Anmol Singh Narula, Director, JIS Group Educational Initiatives
Alkesh Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Re-feel

17:05 hrs - 17:10 hrs

Introduction to the session

C6 17:10 hrs - 17:55 hrs

Gaming Pane: Gaming Industry in India – Visions for the Future

Chairperson: Raghav Anand, Segment Leader Digital Media - Africa, India, Middle East (AIM), Ernst & Young LLP

Paavan Nanda, CEO and Co-Founder, WinZo
Namratha Swamy, General Manager – India, Mobile Premier League
Nitin Goel, Country Manager – Indian Subcontinent, Gameloft

17:55 hrs - 18:00 hrs

Introduction to the session

C7 18:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs

Spotlight Session: The Future of Media & Entertainment

Spotlight Speakers:
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Film-Maker and Producer
Rasika Dugal, Actor
Tanya Bami, Director – International Originals, Netflix India
Richa Chadha, Actor

In Conversation with: Govindraj Ethiraj, Founder, IndiaSpend & BOOMLive, Television and Print Journalist, Media Executive and Entrepreneur, Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India (Past)

19:00 hrs - 19:05 hrs

Closing Remarks


Star Speakers