INFOCOM Calcutta 2017


Flagship Event
INFOCOM Calcutta 2017


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 15 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 flagship event in Calcutta comprises a 3-day Conference and brings together the best global minds in Technology, Business Strategy and Leadership. In it’s 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 year and across various locations within India and beyond.


Today organizations are powering through the complex maze of changing modes of business transactions and change in consumer behaviour; organizations are coping with these changes through adoption of digitized means, through letting digitization transform their processes and making it more efficient and at par with the current trends. With the rise in popularity and usage of analytics, mobility, social media and smart embedded devices, the digital transformation journey is underway for many organizations.

There is a surge of digital reinvention across companies pan India. With the phenomenon of demonitisation and cashless economy, the Government and corporates are moving towards new avenues, thus disruptively transforming themselves. The Government is taking measures to promote digitized transactions and enabling individuals to embrace the digital sphere in its totality. This digital disruption is thus an opportunity for companies to reimagine their processes and offerings.

The Digital Transformation story in the Eastern part of the world is still in the making, with vast majority of the population now thriving in the digital sphere and embracing new modes of digitized functioning. Eastern part of the world is moving ahead in leaps and bounds when it comes to digitizing processes. With startups focusing on the digital age and coming up with digital solutions to needs and demands and existing companies taking the plunge to reengineer processes, even individuals have adapted to the digital way of life, with increase in cashless transactions, online transactions and digital investments. Thus keeping the current trend in mind we have chosen the theme- ‘The Digital Transformation', for the 16th edition of INFOCOM.

INFOCOM 2017 will witness deliberations and debates from leaders with respect to real time cases of digital transformation. The conference is designed to elaborate on key issues of handling digital transformation in businesses, explore new opportunities that lie ahead, develop efficient and better products and services in the digital age and build on a growth path in a thriving competitive environment.

Come join us at the INFOCOM 2017 initiatives and explore the dynamics of digital transformation which is helping build better and robust businesses across India and beyond.


Founded in 1922, the ABP Group is one of the foremost media conglomerates in India having 11 premier publications, four 24-hour national TV news channels, a leading book publishing business as well as various mobile and internet properties. ABP’s portfolio covers a gamut of genres and encompasses premium brands like — Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, Fortune India, Ebela, ABP News, ABP Ananda, ABP Majha, ABP Sanjha and many more…


The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India has empaneled ABP Pvt Ltd for the execution of the Digital India Programme wherein the focus is to enhance awareness and sensitize awareness about the “DIGITAL INDIA” programme and provide a unique platform to all stakeholders to collect State specific inputs regarding the challenges related to speeding up delivery of e-services in various States.


  • Theme: The Digital Transformation
  • Dates of the event: December 7-9, 2017
  • Format: 3-day Conference along with Award Ceremonies
  • Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta
  • Supported by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Digital India Plan (


  • Over 30 sessions in 3 days of conference
  • Keynote addresses, Plenary sessions, Panel Discussions and Focus Forums on specific areas revolving around the theme: THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • Focus Areas: Strategy & Leadership Forum, Industry Forum, Tourism & State Forum, CIO Connect Forum Security Forum and SME & Start-up Forum
  • Special Spotlight Sessions with celebrity speakers
  • Central/ State Ministers’ Interactive Sessions
  • INFOCOM Technology Excellence Awards 2017 recognizing leaders who have used technology to transform their organizations or businesses for the next level of growth.
  • INFOCOM STPI Export Awards 2016-17: The STPI Export Awards, organized by STPI at the INFOCOM platform is an endeavour to recognize the efforts of enterprises who have achieved many milestones and contributed immensely to Eastern India’s IT/ITES export and growth. The Award ceremony is attended by key investors and SME/MSME Heads from across Eastern India. This will be the fifth edition of the Awards at INFOCOM.
  • INFOCOM Future Leadership Awards 2017: IFLA is an original business ideas competition with an objective to open up beyond campuses and students and provide funding and mentorship opportunities to the young, future leaders and entrepreneurs who have brilliant and original ideas on their mind and the passion to transform these ideas into business models.
  • Engaging and Innovative workshops to be hosted at the conference:
    • INFOCOM Hackstars: A Workshop on Ethical Hacking
    • CXO Workshop: Workshops with select group of CXOs
  • Over 1200 delegates from large corporates, SMEs, policymakers, academia and media
  • Participation from over 250 top CIOs/CISOs from across the SAARC nations :
    • 150 CIOs/CISOs from Calcutta
    • 50 CIOs/CISOs from rest of India
    • 50 CIOs/CISOs from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal
  • Over 100 speakers from amongst well-known industry leaders, ICT experts and gurus, top corporates, think tanks, entrepreneurs, government officials and academia from across the world
  • 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 Lunches/Dinners and Awards on all three days of the Conference

Delegate Profile (1200 nos)

Meet the Influencers, Entrepreneurs, and Enthusiasts who will all be there at INFOCOM 2016

  • 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

The Delegate Profile (last edition)

Last year 1200 delegates attended INFOCOM. Here’s a quick look at them.


Day 1: December 7, 2017

08:30 hrs – 09:30 hrs Registration and Tea/Coffee
Pre-Inauguration - Plenary SessionVenue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta
09:30 hrs – 09:45 hrs Introductions
P1 09:45 hrs – 10:45 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Leading Organizational Transformation in a Digital Age

P210:45 hrs – 11:15 hrs

Theme Keynote: The Digital Transformation

P3 11:15 hrs – 11:45 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Thriving in the Digital Future

P4 11:45 hrs – 12:05 hrs

Technology Keynote: Build your Digital Transformation Blueprint

P5 12:05 hrs – 12:30 hrs

Industry Keynote: Opportunities in West Bengal

Inauguration of the Conference
12:30 hrs – 12:35 hrs

Lamp lighting

12:35 hrs – 12:40 hrs

Welcome Address

12:40 hrs – 13:15 hrs

Address by Guests of Honour

13:15 hrs – 13:30 hrs

Address by Chief Guest

13:30 hrs – 14:30 hrs

Networking Lunch


Day 1: December 7, 2017

A1114:30 hrs – 15:50 hrs STPI Export Awards 2016-2017 - West Bengal
A1215:30 hrs – 16:45 hrs

Panel: How Digital Innovation is Changing Finance?

16:45 hrs – 17:00 hrs:

Tea & Coffee

A1317:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs

Preparing your Organization for Digital Transformation

A14 18:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs

Impact of Social Media in Digital Times

A & B15 19:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs

Motivational Keynote: Transforming Ordinary to Extraordinary

20:00 hrs onwards Inauguration Grand Dinner
B11a14:30 hrs – 15:00 hrs

Opening Keynote: Driving Transformation – Leadership in a Digital World

B11b15:00 hrs – 15:20 hrs

Keynote:  Embracing the Digital Workplace

B12a15:20 hrs – 16:20 hrs

Panel Discussion: Cost Optimization in the age of Digital Business

B12b16:20 hrs – 16:45 hrs

Keynote: Driving Innovation in a Disrupted Marketplace

16:45 hrs – 17:00 hrs

Tea & Coffee

B13a17:00 hrs – 17:20 hrs

Keynote: Digital Transformation with Cloud

B13b17:20 hrs – 18:20 hrs

Panel Discussion: Can Bimodal IT help drive Innovation in the Digital world?

A & B19:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs

Motivational Keynote: Transforming Ordinary to Extraordinary

20:00 hrs onwards Inauguration Grand Dinner

Day 2: December 8, 2017

08:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs

Registration (only for delegates who have not registered on Day 1)

A&B 21 09:30 hrs – 11:00 hrs

Leadership Keynote: The Day After Tomorrow

A&B 22 11:00 hrs – 11:30 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Driving Digital Transformation through Human Centric Innovation

A&B 23 11:30 hrs – 12:00 hrs

Leadership Keynote: The Coming Disruption in Security

A&B 24 12:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs

Keynote: Consume IT Your Way

A&B 25 12:30 hrs – 13:00 hrs

Keynote: Intelligent Automation

A&B 26a 13:00 hrs – 13:15 hrs

Keynote: Activate your Data

A&B 26b 13:15 hrs – 13:30 hrs

Keynote: Evolving the Digital Enterprise

13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs

Networking Lunch

A27 14:30 hrs – 15:00 hrs

Exploring Opportunities in Bihar

A28a 15:00 hrs – 15:30 hrs

Getting Ahead of Disruption

A28b 15:30 hrs – 15:45 hrs

Driving Transformation in Education

A29a 15:45 hrs – 16:15 hrs

Tourism in Jharkhand

A29b 16:15 hrs – 16:45 hrs

Tourism Opportunities in Telangana

A29c 16:45 hrs – 17:15 hrs

Keynote: Role of Agile Project Management in the Era of Digital Transformation

17:15 hrs - 17:30 hrs

Tea & Coffee

A30a 17:30 hrs – 18:00 hrs

Creating a Culture of Innovation

A30b 18:00 hrs – 18:30 hrs

Tourism Opportunities in West Bengal

A30c 18:30 hrs – 19:00 hrs

Entrepreneurship and Infrastructure

A31 19:00 hrs – 20:20 hrs

Spotlight Session: Breaking Barriers – Finding Your Way Home

B27 14:30 hrs – 15:00 hrs

Security Keynote: Securing Your Enterprise in an Uncertain World

B28 15:00 hrs – 16:00 hrs

Panel Discussion: IOT Strategy - Risks vs Rewards

B29a 16:00 hrs – 16:15 hrs

Keynote: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

B29b 16:15 hrs – 17:15 hrs

Panel Discussion: Mobile Security and BYOD for Digital Business

17:15 hrs - 17:30 hrs

Tea & Coffee

B30a 17:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs

Panel Discussion: Building Consumer Trust with Blockchain


Day 3: December 9, 2017

08:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs

Registration over Tea & Coffee (only for delegates who have not registered on Day 1 & 2)

A31 09:30 hrs - 10:30 hrs

Beyond Calcutta: Opportunities for IT Startups

A32a 10:30 hrs – 11:00 hrs

Keynote Address: Building Sustainable Power to aid Bengal’s Growth Story

A32b 11:00 hrs – 11:30 hrs

Digital Transformation driving Customer Value

A32c 11:30 hrs – 12:00 hrs

IT Investment Opportunities in Jharkhand

A33a 12:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs

Sikkim – Taking the Long View

A33b 12:30 hrs – 13:30 hrs

Transforming India through Entrepreneurship

13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs

Networking Lunch

A34 14:30 hrs – 16:00 hrs

INFOCOM Future Leadership Award 2017

  • Presentation by the Finalists
  • Jury Interactions
A35 16:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs

Bengalathon - India's first State level Hackathon - Ideas that drive progress

17:00 hrs - 17:15 hrs

Tea & Coffee

A36 17:15 hrs – 18:30 hrs

INFOCOM Future Leadership Award 2017

  • Jury Perspectives
  • Felicitation of the Winners
A&B 37 18:30 hrs – 19:00 hrs

Valedictory Session: Visions for Bengal 2025

A&B 38 19:00 hrs – 20:30 hrs

Spotlight Session: Masterclass with the Legend

20:30 hrs – 20:45 hrs

Vote of Thanks & Closing Address

21:00 hrs onwards

Cocktails and Gala Dinner

B31 09:30 hrs – 10:30 hrs

Building Cyber Security Architecture: Models, Frameworks and Future Trends

B32a 10:30 hrs – 11:00 hrs

Deep Dive in the Dark Web

B32b 11:00 hrs – 12:00 hrs

Panel Discussion: Maintaining a Digital Trust in the age of BOTs and APIs

B33a 12:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs

You are breached! What is your strategic Incident Response Plan?

B33b 13:00 hrs – 13:30 hrs

Keynote: Strategy for a Digital Business Security

13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs

Networking Lunch

B34 14:30 hrs – 15:30 hrs

Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship & Startup Opportunities in Information Security

B35a 15:30 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Game on ISEC RISK Management

B35b 16:30 hrs – 17:00 hrs

Workshop and Presentation: Model Projects by Cyber Club of Schools of Calcutta

17:00 hrs - 17:15 hrs

Tea & Coffee

B36 17:15 hrs – 18:00 hrs

Xtreme Hacking

A&B37 18:30 hrs – 19:00 hrs

Valedictory Session: Visions for Bengal 2025

A&B38 19:00 hrs – 20:30 hrs

Spotlight Session: Masterclass with the Legend

20:30 hrs – 20:45 hrs

Vote of Thanks & Closing Address

20:45 hrs onwards

Cocktails and Gala Dinner


Star Speakers