Oracle Cloud Summit took place on 16th March at The Lalit Hotel, Mumbai. It was an exclusive, invitation-only event where Oracle executives, business leaders and solution experts spoke about cloud strategy insights, roadmaps, industry trends, and best practices. View the event presentations below to initiate your digital transformation journey with Oracle Cloud solutions.
Digital transformation of the enterprise is the top agenda for businesses to stay relevant and compete successfully with digital natives in this new world. Hear industry leaders from different industries discuss their underlying common principles toward navigating successful enterprise transformation.
At Oracle, we’re changing what you thought you knew about the cloud. Hear how this evolution is coming to life with major product announcements and examples of the latest innovations.
Learn about the latest capabilities for managing enterprise data in the cloud, on premises, and in multicloud and hybrid cloud configurations.
This dynamic session will focus on how to build and extend enterprise, cloud native, and AI-powered applications that best address your business needs.
Preparing for the New Normal : Hear how OCI helps organizations reduce the risk of security threats for cloud workloads. With simple, prescriptive, and integrated security capabilities built into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) platform, Oracle helps customers easily adopt and secure their cloud infrastructure, data, and applications.
AI technology can't just be experimental; it must drive real business value. Hear about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure AI Services and discover how Oracle customers have custom-trained ML models for more accurate business results.
Oracle provides customers with myriad options to embrace cloud, transform, optimize, and innovate their business. This can be overwhelming. How do you know where to focus? Explore some of our customer's challenges, and get viewpoints from customers, executives, and business/technology.
Powerful forces across business, technology, and society are impacting our “normal” in unexpected ways, offering opportunities for leaders able to leverage their finance modernization and transformation efforts. This session will provide a visionary view into market-defining capabilities in Oracle’s innovation roadmap and see why a B2B connected ecosystem.
Cloud enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions should have the functional breadth and depth—as well as the scalability and flexibility—to address all your EPM needs across the enterprise. Hear how customers have addressed multiple business processes with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud and broadly deployed it across functional areas in the organization.
You have never had so much data about your customers, your financials, and all your revenue-generating activities. With so many data sources across the organization, however, effectively unlocking this intelligence and using it to refine your business strategies and operations can be challenging. Learn how you can break down data silos between financial planning and revenue operations, and enable a real-time view of all revenue generation activities, powered by Oracle's advanced analytics and AI to plan, predict, and make data-driven revenue decisions.
The past two years have fundamentally shifted people's attitudes and behavior. Exacerbated by the pandemic, the future of work is top of mind for every organization. Join us as we explore the dimensions reshaping the future of work.
To hire and retain top talent in the current job market, organizations must create communities where people feel valued, heard, and like they belong. Join the session to learn how customers are using Oracle solutions to drive change and elevate the role of HR in lasting employee engagement.
What does it take to attract and retain top talent in a turbulent labor market? We explore what's new (and next) in talent and discuss what it takes to differentiate yourself from other organizations—and make your organization an employer of choice.
If the past century of work was based on the view that work was fixed and repeatable, the next century will be based on the view that work is fluid and agile. The boundaries that once dictated when, where and how work was completed are falling away, shaken up by advancing technologies and greater discontinuity and disruption. New fundamentals must be built to help workers and organizations navigate this boundaryless world. Removing traditional employment distinctions and leveraging the gig/contingent workforce will gain access to skills and experiences to accelerate growth, innovation and agility.
This keynote's delivery is about the changing face of CX and the future CX trends that will shape the growth of the industry. The keynote will further focus on the connected CX as the driver of revenue and how Oracle with its streamlined suites enables revenue growth for enterprises across industries.
Mr. C S Krishnakumar has spent close to 1.5 decades with the Essar Group.
With honours in Physics from the University of Calicut, Krishnakumar went on to be an MBA professional from XIM-Bhubaneswar.
He has a gamut full of expertise in Business Leadership, Strategic HR management, Compensation & Benefits, HR Operations, Learning systems & Technology and Talent Acquisition.
Krishnakumar has played a crucial role while leading the HR function across various Business Verticals within Essar. In his over 31 years of experience he was previously associated with Bharat Petroleum & Reliance Industries in Business roles like Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Retail Strategy, Network Development, Loyalty Management & Convenience Retailing.
Over 22 years of experience in HR, Reena Wahi has joined the TATA Realty Management Committee with a blend of Consulting and Business experience spanning across diverse industries. She is an Ex- Korn Ferry, Executive Director HR- Cushman & Wakefield, worked with companies like GE, AMEX, Aviva, etc. in Senior Leadership roles. Ms. Wahi holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources & Organizational Development from Delhi School of Economics & completed Executive Course in Management from INSEAD.
As Chief financial officer of Omega Healthcare, Kannan Sugantharaman is responsible for company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance, GRC and investor relations. He also oversees the execution of Global Business Transformation – an enterprise level initiative to drive efficiency and scale across all functions including Sales Excellence, Marketing, Capability expansion, M&A, Delivery Excellence, Technology, HR and Finance.
His career spans more than 24 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership, corporate strategy and operations excellence.
Prior to joining Omega Healthcare in 2020, Kannan served as CFO of Global Delivery Operations at Cognizant Technology Solutions (2019-2020) and COO of a Business Unit in Cognizant from 2017 to 2019. He has held leadership positions in Sutherland Global Services (2004 – 2014). He started his career with KPMG.
Kannan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is also a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Prabhakar Posam hailing from a humble background rose to start a company through his qualities of entrepreneurship and hard work. He is the mind behind the company’s operational success. He specializes in building enterprise technology solutions across the
He was responsible for successfully scaling architecture and strategy development/execution for global IT solutions.
He brings in strategic, technical and global experience to lead the transformation journey to make Patang the next generation Product company with a state-of-the art digital platform.
Prior to becoming CEO of Patang, he worked as CIO at Delivered Complex ERP and digital solutions.
Vikram Bector is the President and Group Chief Human Resources Officer for the Piramal Group. He holds an MBA degree in Marketing & Finance and is a Certified Human Resource Executive (CHRE) by the Human Resources Professionals Association, Canada.
Vikram has over 3 decades of experience leading HR transformation at some of India’s largest global corporations. His rich experience straddles diverse sectors such as IT, Consulting, Automotive and Healthcare. He has previously worked with large global Indian conglomerates and MNCs like – Reliance Industries Limited, Tata Motors, Deloitte, Satyam Computers and Aditya Birla Group.
He has worked on building world class e-enabled practices in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Leadership development, Succession planning, managing high potentials, Employee Engagement, Learning and Organizational Development. In addition to core HR practices, he has expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions and has lead change initiatives across cultures in geographies such as Brazil, United States, China, Japan and the Middle East. Under his stewardship many Piramal Group companies have made it to the top of the Best Employer Lists. Piramal Group has been featured as a top employer in the Forbes list in 2019, having been ranked at number 32 in the global list. The recent acquisition of DHFL by the Piramal Group was the first successful resolution under the IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy code) route in the financial services sector and amongst the largest resolutions in value terms.
Dinesh is working as CFO of Cactus Communications, a tech driven scientific communications company, serving Academia and Life Sciences industry. Dinesh has rich and hands-on experience of 20+ years in the areas of Corporate Finance, Strategy, Operations Management, Fund raising, M&A, cross multiple industries and countries. He has also worked with Eros International Media, WNS, Prana Studios, BearingPoint (USA), M.C. Dean (USA) and Modiguard.
Dinesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (US) with strong business acumen, entrepreneurial approach and acknowledged leadership skills. He has been included in CFO100 in 2020, 2018 and in 2017 by CFO India and was also included in 2019 Power CFO List.
Rahul Sharma joined Tata Projects as a Chief Information Officer in April 2022 and is responsible for IT & Digital Transformation. In this role he will focus on transforming the IT function, enabling the digitalization of key business processes and hyper-scaling digital platforms. At Tata Projects, he has the vision to implement robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to create a technology-driven project delivery ecosystem.
Rahul has a rich experience of more than 25 years in leadership positions in the Engineering & Construction Industry. He has managed Global Operations Excellence & Digital Enablement groups across continents and worked in Leadership positions in key functions like Information & Digital Delivery, Business Development, Strategic Sales, M&A, Project Management, Project Controls, and Engineering Coordination with a team size varying from 50 to 900 personnel in organizations as large as 100K employees and Fortune 200 Companies.
Rahul has obtained his Masters in Construction Management from NICMAR and his Bachelor in Civil Engineering. He is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 and has an Honors Diploma in Software Technology and Systems Management.
Srini Chilukuri is a serial entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of TensorGo Technologies Pvt Ltd. Srini was also the Founder and MD of Flexeye and HyperCat, which built the first IoT standards recognized by BSI. He was the producer of some top best-selling games in the world, such as Mortal Kombat and Dance Central. Expert in deep learning and custom neural networks and is a turnaround specialist.
Jagdish Ramaswamy is an Electronics Engineer from VNIT, Nagpur with a post graduate certification in Statistical Quality Control, Operations Research and Reliability from the Indian Statistical Institute. Has more than 35 years of Industry experience cutting across various multinational companies i.e. Motorola, TYCO Healthcare in telecom design, data communication network design and commissioning, International sourcing followed by CXO role in IT services company WIPRO. He is a Master Black Belt in six sigma and a Business Excellence assessor for EFQM and Malcom Baldrige excellence frameworks.
In his current responsibility as Chief Digital Officer, his team is driving the Digital and IT transformation agenda of Hindalco Industries that includes organizational process digitization, Customer centric digital initiatives and Operational digitization including IoT, Analytics etc.
Jagdish has also served as a COO of Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO feeding more than1.5 million children every day in a short stint.
On the personal front Jagdish is one of the founding members of Rock fund, an organization engaged in educating girls. Currently there are about a 100 children being educated under this initiative and is deeply interested in Indian classical music. Hobbies include playing the guitar and mouth organ.
Recently he was recognised with a Digital Transformation Champion award by Smart Industry Forum for the efforts in digital transformation at Hindalco Industries.
An entrepreneur at heart, Aman Mehra has treated his 22 years at Sify as such. He has held leadership positions through the multiple transformations of Sify, from being an internet service provider 24 years ago, to today being the leading digital infrastructure service provider in the country.
Through the years, he has built & managed sales & marketing teams, channel teams, business & sales operations; teams that were empowered and enabled to help their clients in their digital transformation journeys.
Today, Aman’s day job is Head of Sales Excellence, where his priority is to ensure & enable delighting Sify’s customers. Aman also leads sales & business strategy for Sify’s growth in India.
Sify is the leading digital infrastructure player in India, helping customers achieve their digital ambition through cloud@core products and services, built on its world class Data Centers, Cloud & Network assets and a wide portfolio of professional and digital services.
Sai Satheesh Sadagopan is currently the CTO for TVS Automobile Solutions. He is driving the enablement and building of platform solutions for automotive aftermarket ecosystem. This diverse ecosystem will be brought together using digital technologies their such IoT, AI and Analytics to deliver superior experience to all stakeholder
Prior to TVS, Sai was heading digital at TCS for the India and Middle East markets. His role was to Drive digital transformation across all industries. His team lead a consulting lead approach, build digital solutions and drive change management through the transformation
Sai has more than 30 years of experience in IT industry. He has worked in large corporation such as Standard & Poors, Thomson and Virtusa. he is a graduate from BItS Pilani with a degree in Chemical engineering
A chartered accountant by qualification with a flair for technology; IT business partner, digital transformer and multiple awards winner. Udit helps organizations grow by bridging technology gaps, delivering quantified benefits to businesses, and generating customer satisfaction. He is a subject matter expert in technology applications, enterprise architecture and business process solutions, he has created technology vision and strategy for organizations.
Nanda as the Chief of Human Resources at Tata Chemicals Ltd leads the global functions of Human Resources & Administration, Corporate Communications, Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility. With a career span of nearly four decades, Nanda has worked in several industries like manufacturing, trading, retail, consumer durables, FMCG, and telecom and has been involved with overseeing the implementation of multiple HRMS platforms across several companies during his career. He is also actively involved with professional bodies like NHRD, ISTD and NIPM and represents the company and industry in several forums within CII, BCCI and EFI.
Mahesh is the Chief Information Officer of YES BANK. In his role, he is leading technology and digital transformation for the bank. Mahesh is also leading new age technologies such as API, AI/ML, BI and business solutions which is going to be driving factors for all new products at the bank.
Mahesh has over three decades of experience in the BFSI technology space in payments & banking technology, product design, business solution and project management across Indian and MNC banks and technology firms. In his previous role, he was leading the Payments vertical for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at FIS Inc. He has also been associated with Barclays Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Aviva Plc, DCB Bank, IDBI Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
Mahesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a specialization in Electronics from the University of Mumbai and is a certified Information systems Manager and a Marshall Goldsmith certified, Stakeholder centered Coach.
Harish is an IT technocrat and strategist with 18 years of experience, extending across both service and manufacturing industries. Harish’s key roles so far includes heading IT, Solution Architect, heading delivery and Pre-Sales (west India), customer success programs and now, as a CIO. Harish specializes in ERP implementations, solutioning, BPR and automations, application modernization with cloud and InfoSec. Harish is certified PMP, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner, MBA-IT, MBA Banking and Finance.
Anju is a passionate HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Anju leads Group Talent Management and Leadership Development practices and heads YTM in Aditya Birla Group. She plays an instrumental role in the organization’s journey of harnessing best people capabilities and building a healthy leadership pipeline for all critical roles in the Group globally.
In 2020, under Anju’s tenure, Aditya Birla Group won an award from ATD for best practices in Talent Management. In 2022 Anju has been coveted the Outstanding Women Leader Award under the banner of Aditya Birla Awards. The team was also recently conferred upon the Brandon Hall HCM Excellence – Gold Awards for Talent Management - Best Advance in Establishing Governance to Guide Talent Decisions.
Abhijit drives the organization-wide digital transformation program to enhance customer experience and promote the use of new AI/ML solutions across the enterprise. As the head of technology strategy, he works towards creating a future-ready digital enterprise. With over 25 years of experience in banking technology, emerging technology, and fintech, Mr. Singh is a veteran in product development, large-scale digital transformation, project execution, and digital bank operations. He previously served as COO and CTO at OakNorth Bank in London and held various senior positions, including Head of Technology Group, at ICICI Bank.
Abhijit is a member of the Corporation's IT Strategy Committee and also serves on the Board of HDFC Capital Advisors Limited. Abhijit drives the organization-wide digital transformation program to enhance customer experience and promote the use of new AI/ML solutions across the enterprise. As the head of technology strategy, he works towards creating a future-ready digital enterprise. With over 25 years of experience in banking technology, emerging technology, and fintech, Mr. Singh is a veteran in product development, large-scale digital transformation, project execution, and digital bank operations. He previously served as COO and CTO at OakNorth Bank in London and held various senior positions, including Head of Technology Group, at ICICI Bank. Abhijit is a member of the Corporation's IT Strategy Committee and also serves on the Board of HDFC Capital Advisors Limited.
Vivek Dhavale is the Chief Technology Officer of Equitas Small Finance Bank. Equitas IT landscape, under his Leadership, has transformed and evolved to support the Small Finance Bank’s Successful journey. His contribution and focus on FinTech partnership and digital transformation have been his instrumental in igniting the Bank's IT progress in the right direction.
Before joining Equitas, Vivek worked with Fullerton India Limited as Head – IT Business Solutions, where he set up an in-house development team to deliver front-ending applications and mobile apps and pioneered Amazon Web Service cloud usage.
Prior to Fullerton, Vivek worked with RBL where he worked on various Program Managed Digital Projects using Agile development methodology for mobility, micro-ATM and API banking projects. Vivek had a long stint of 21 years with Oracle Financial Services (formerly i-Flex Solutions) where he last worked as Senior Director & Head – Development (Flexcube Core Banking) on various implementation and development projects with large banks in India and globally.
Raj Ahuja is the Group President and Group Chief Financial Officer at Ampersand (Vibgyor) Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in Finance and Operations leadership roles, with focus on investor facing, analytics, operations, Mergers, financial structuring. He has an outstanding academic career (Top 10 Rank Holder CA and Cost Accountant) followed by excellent experience in various industries with hands-on finance, IT, operations, procurement, HR, strategy and admin/facilities responsibilities.
Prior to joining Ampersand (Vibgyor) Group, he was the Group CFO at YES Bank, Jio, Paytm, Philips India, and also held senior Finance positions at Star TV, Wipro. His specialties include Controllership, Planning and Budgeting, Strategy, Business Finance, Investor Relations, M&A, SOX, SAP, Taxation, Legal and Compliances, Secretarial, Operations, Processes, Procurement, Outsourcing, Audit, Regulatory and RBI Compliances.
Presently with Jeena & Company as Group Chief Information Officer, Digital Solutions. Patel drives technology implementations and business strategies and Digital Solutions at Jeena & CO and 14 associated Companies for its global landscape.
With over 25 years of core business IT experience, Meheriar Patel is adept at successfully delivering organizational Digitization, Information Technology and change management solutions. His responsibilities include Board Level Execution, IT leadership, innovation, and adoption across multiple technologies with planned business benefits. He is also a qualified Independent Director from Institute of Directors (IOD).
From heading IT set-ups for multinationals and Indian conglomerates to implementing large IT projects in transforming business and ERPs in various industry domains to formulating digital strategies within the realm of retail as well as for airline, pharmaceutical, banking, finance, logistics service sectors, his expertise spans the entire IT spectrum.
Patel has also worked with Essar Group with The Mobile Store as CTO and AGC Ltd as CIO, Prior to Joining Essar he was at Sun Pharma as Head Technology, Global Infrastructure, Communications and Security. His duties and responsibilities include managing IT landscape for infrastructure services, building value-driven customer-focused initiatives and change management and improvement of the process in improving services and standards, aligning teams in-house and outsourced focused to deliver IT services with resilient architecture focused and structured and developing standard operating procedures around infrastructure. M&A for a large Project based in Australia.
He has also worked with USV Limited as Chief Information Officer and Vice President – Information Technology, Globus as Chief Technology Officer and Head e-commerce, Human Resource and Admin and IT, Jet Air Pvt Ltd as Senior Manager and Head – Infrastructure and Communication, Oman International Bank as Manager Information Technology, India Operations and ICICI Securities as Business Relationship Manager IT.
Sumeet Balkrishna Phadnis is an Engineering graduate from the College of Engineering, Pune, and completed PGDIE from NITIE, Mumbai.
An IT professional with more than 30 years of professional expertise in building and running critical, complex, and transaction-centric applications and databases, Sumeet is responsible for the software delivery function of Sarvatra across various technologies like Linux, Oracle, Java, jPOS, Mobile, and Web applications. With a strong focus on R & D, Sumeet is the main contributor to the product design and development strategy of the company and the chief architect of Sarvatra’s entire range of products and services. He is responsible for the technology operations and software/service delivery functions at Sarvatra.
Sumeet also has a vast experience in building technology product businesses around banking, payments, transactional web and mobile applications, and hosting, and has been instrumental in building the company business right from its inception.
Giri is a Chartered Accountant (An All India Ranker) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (class of 1987). In a career spanning 30 years, Giri has built a broadbased career, both finance and commercial, - across multiple businesses - consumer businesses, financial services, retail and pharma - and across multiple geographies - Asia and Europe. He has lived and worked in India, Dubai, Singapore and London. Giri joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited from Merck & Co, the American Pharma company, where he was the CFO for South Asia and the Business Head for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Nepal. Giri started his career in ITC Ltd, where he did a variety of roles across businesses in India and the Middle East. Subsequently, Giri was with IL&FS as an Investment Banker and head of M&A. In addition, he was also the Head of the operations at Eastern India. Giri spent several years with Diageo plc – he was their Global Business Development Director at London, covering M&A and Strategy.
Earlier, he was the Finance Director at Singapore for large parts of Asia. Giri has significant experience in business and financial transformation. At Wockhardt, where he was a Global CFO, such transformation efforts led to a very visible 18x jump in share price. Giri has also built experience in Retail through stints in Shoppers Stop and Aditya Birla Group, where he was the CFO. He has won several awards including Most Influential CFOs of India award from CIMA in 2015 & 2016; CFO for the Year for Excellence in Finance in Managing a Turnaround given out by IMA (2013). Giri loves to build High Performance teams and has led global Finance Director development programs at Merck & Co for high potential talent. Deeply passionate about Authentic Leadership and committed to Doing Well by Doing Good. He is associated with some NGOs and has been on the advisory board of Unltd India, Beyond Sight Foundation.
Salman is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in Digital Transformation, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management in the Manufacturing, Construction, and Infrastructure industries. He has assisted larger conglomerate in their Digital Transformation journey making them pioneer towards future. His efforts have led to greater efficiency and effectiveness in implementation of components of Digital strategy, Cloud infrastructure technology and Data driven culture across businesses. He is a Mechanical Engineer from VTU, MBA from S P Jain and a certified professional in Digital Transformation and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Devesh Hingorani is the Group Chief Financial Officer & CISO for Forgeahead Solutions, an Indian software services company having operations in India, US, Canada & UK. He is responsible for the effective management of finance, general administration and legal functions, driven by his strong knowledge of statutory and commercial activities gained over his 24+ years of experience in the IT and construction industries.
Devesh holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce as well as a master’s degree in Computer Management and MBA in Finance from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.
He currently serves as a member of the Western India Council of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) after having led the Pune branch in 2016 as its Chairman.
In the past, Devesh has held the position of Vice President at Software Exporters’ Association of Pune (SEAP). Devesh has also represented the Pune IT industry in the internal advisory and grievance committees of Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs departments respectively.
Parviz Dhamodiwalla has rich and varied experience of over 20 years in Talent Management, Organization Design, Executive Coaching , Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition etc. At Pheonix Mills she is responsible for strategizing various HR requirements and aligning the HR Policies, systems and processes with the organizational objectives to ensure strong talent attraction , retention and development . She has worked with companies like Standard Chartered Bank ,Novartis AG and Johnson & Johnson across multiple geographies in US, Europe &Asia in the past. Ms Parviz Dhamodiwalla is a BA (Economics / Statistics) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and holds a post graduate diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR) from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Bardan has a wealth of experience in the field of Human Resources, with a focus on Employee Rewards Organization Development, Performance Management, and HR Business Partnering. He has also gained expertise in managing end-to-end reorganization in recent years. He possess a diverse background, having worked in both consulting and industry, and have undertaken various projects involving organization structuring, competency mapping, and Reward Management.
In addition, he possess a range of specialized skills, including Greenbelt training in Process Excellence. Extensive experience in Change Management, Organization Restructuring, Employee Rewards, HR Business Partnering, as well as deep knowledge of RBI regulations and experience in engaging with regulators.
Harsh P. Bhosale is the Chief People Officer at Nayara Energy Limited. A cross-functional business leader, Harsh has over 3-decades experience spearheading organizations successfully across cultures and countries: India, the UK, China and Vietnam. For over 25 of his 30+ years career, Harsh has headed the Human Resource Management function within organizations. He has led teams on delivering implementation of best in class talent and performance management systems, leading/managing union negotiations, managing organizational transformations, establishing employer brands and leading digital transformation.
As the Chief People Officer at Nayara Energy Ltd., Harsh manages a team of seasoned HR professionals to support the 2900+ employees. He led the function at Nayara Energy through the 2017 Essar Oil acquisition by a consortium of international investors including Rosneft, Trafigura and ICP.
Before Nayara Energy, Harsh had a long spell with Essar Group, starting in 2010, when he headed HR for Essar Steel. He subsequently assumed the role of Chief People Officer for Essar Oil in July 2012 and was instrumental in developing the Oil - HR function into a vibrant and responsive business unit.
Harsh also held leadership roles in the HR function at Saint Gobain (India), RPG Group, Scottish & Newcastle PLC, JSW Steel, Cadbury India and Crompton Greaves.
Harsh has been a speaker and panelist at various industry events, covering topics ranging from Compensation and Benefits, Learning and Development to HR transformation for the new age workforce. Passionate about teaching, he was external faculty with institutes such as Narsee Monjee and Bajaj and more recently as a guest speaker at some of India’s top business schools.
Tejas Nadkar is an Associate Director at Constellation Consulting Group (CCG). CCG helps companies roll out the best-in-class solutions in the areas of Enterprise Performance Management, Data Management, Business Analytics, Customer Experience and Process Automation. The company is headquartered in UAE with offices in Turkey, UK, India, Lebanon and Egypt.
Tejas holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as a master’s degree (Master of Management Studies) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.
Tejas has 16+ years of professional experience in EPM Consulting, Implementation and Business Development using Oracle Hyperion suite of products. He has considerable experience in leading and delivering complex and global Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions related to Profitability and Cost Management, Planning and Budgeting and Integration, across various industries. He has served multiple client facing roles as Consultant, Technical Lead, Solution Architect & Project Manager. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional, (PMP) and has successfully led and managed teams from diverse technologies, industries & geographies.
In his current role, he leads the Project Management Office (PMO) function within CCG, besides project management responsibilities at multiple clients.
Shilpesh Shah is a Sr. Solution Architect supporting AMD India Mega Region. His charter is to drive technology innovation and adoption for AMD powered products by enterprise customers across industry segments, OEMs and partners. He has 25 years of IT Industry experience. Prior to joining AMD, he held various roles like business development, solution architecture, and more with large MNCs in the IT Industry. He likes solving customer challenges with innovative solutions.
Vasant Rao leads IDC’s business in India and South Asia in the capacity of managing director, IDC India. With over 23 years of experience, Vasant is a management professional with a proven track record of building profitable businesses. He is passionate about incubating ideas, applying analytics to business, and delivering value to customers and employees.
Prior to joining IDC, he held multiple global leadership roles during his 10-year stint at Cognizant in the analytics, data science, and visualization domains and built award-winning IP-based products. Most recently, Vasant was leading the banking and financial services delivery for the North America AI & Analytics business unit. Prior to Cognizant, he had built and later sold his startup business to a technology services company in India. He has spoken in several industry conferences on the application and ethical implications of data sciences and artificial intelligence (AI) in business. He has also published whitepapers on model risk and digital transformation (DX) opportunities for the private equity industry.
Vasant has a Master of Science in finance from London Business School, an MBA from Mumbai University, and holds the CFA charter from CFA Institute, USA.
G. Srinivasa Raghavan is the Global President & CEO for TVS Mobility Private Limited (Earlier - T V Sundaram Iyengar & Sons Pvt Ltd), which is the Dealership business of the TVS group. He is also the Managing Director for TVS Automobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd., which is India’s leading Independent Automotive Aftermarket player with diverse business units addressing the end-to-end needs of the automotive customers. He is a member of the Board of Directors for TVS Automobile Solutions Pvt Ltd and its subsidiaries as well as for Universal Components UK Ltd., TVS Europe Distribution Ltd. and Nexus Automotive International, the largest buying group in Europe.
Prior to joining TVS in 2013, he was Head of India Business at TCS. Raghavan has also worked in IMRB where he managed Qualitative Research business, helping large clients in strongly positioning their brands in a competitive marketplace. He graduated in Marketing and Advertising from Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) and has over 25 years of global experience across sectors like BFSI, Travel & Transportation and Retail.
He had won the award from People Business and Economic Times for his Leadership in nurturing a Company with Great Managers. Raghavan has a daughter and a son and lives with his family in Chennai.
Dhiraj leads the Finance & Performance consulting practice at Deloitte India. He works with senior finance executives in helping define finance strategy and drive the transformation agenda across operations and business finance brining in the perspectives of future of work, worker and workplace. He believes in driving business outcomes using digital as an enabler for sustained benefits.
Dhiraj brings diverse sectoral experience of leading multi-geography multiyear finance transformation engagements working with clients in Asia, Europe and the Middle East markets. With a passion to drive the growth and performance agenda of the finance function, Dhiraj has been a facilitator of leadership trainings in finance and also a speaker on topics of finance transformation across Asia.
Dhiraj has serviced a diverse mix of clients - global multinationals, India private clients as well as global in-house centers. These clients have presence in the consumer, life sciences, energy, resources & industrials, and technology, media & telecommunications sectors.
By training he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and by passion, an enthusiastic runner.
Saurabh brings more than eighteen years of experience in successful implementation of complex HR Strategy, Employee Experience, and Transformation projects in an international context across multiple industries in Asia and the US. He has in-depth experience spanning Digital HR, HR Technology, HR strategy, HR process, and operating model design, shared services design and implementation as well as change and stakeholder management. Saurabh has spent a considerable amount of his professional life working with clients in the United States, Middle East, and in South East Asia. Saurabh has worked across a variety of industries including Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, Engineering Construction, and Healthcare.
Saurabh has also authored numerous papers on the trends in Human Capital and the future of work and is a regular speaker at multiple forums on the HC trends and the future of work.
Aditya is a Partner at Deloitte and has nineteen years of experience in Strategy & Operations Consulting and has a proven track record in delivering large scale transformation programs across consumer, enterprise and wholesale businesses. His core expertise is focused on Customer Experience led Business Transformation initiatives which includes Customer Strategy, Experience Design Management, Omnichannel Orchestration, Conversational AI / ChatBOTs and Customer Data Platform management. He is a Six Sigma black belt professional and his experience spans across Australia, Africa, Middle East and India.
Vinay Prabhakar is a Partner and leads Alliances & Ecosystems for Deloitte India. As the Alliance leader, Vinay is responsible for building strong relationships with several Partners & creating a joint go-to-market strategy. He comes with about 20 years of experience in the consulting industry.
He is responsible for building customized solutions and guiding clients through the tech stack. He along with the alliance teams helps imagine, deliver and run the solution.
He brings extensive global experience, spanning across multiple regions including Asia Pacific, Middle East, UK, North and South America. He has led multiple Business transformation-led ERP implementations for clients across the region and sectors.
Vinay has a degree in Mechanical Engineering & an MBA in operations management from the University Of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Shekhar is a strategic market leader in Supply Chain operations, who has proven excellence in conceptualizing and executing high-level strategies for addressing the business-critical challenges and strengthening the Supply Chain capabilities. He has skilled expertise in streamlining delivery, building robust pre-sales framework and Business Development for sales enablement & after-sales engagement across CPG, Retail, Automotive, Aviation and Utilities sectors.
Working with some of the world’s most renowned MNCs like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Accenture and Deloitte over the last three decades, Shekhar has been responsible for business growth in Transformative and Leadership roles through process re-engineering and technology intervention resulting in significant impact to profitability and business revenue. He has also led Intelligent Operations across Network and Sales Enablement businesses for key clients and organizations.
Shekhar has driven impactful growth-oriented initiatives with a passion for investing in his people thereby developing high-caliber professionals. He has extensive experience in expanding businesses across geographies in various domains including integrations of mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Kumar is currently the Sr. Vice President & Regional Managing Director for Oracle India and NetSuite JAPAC, responsible for driving business and customer success through Oracle solutions across India and NetSuite’s solutions across the Asia Pacific region including China, Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia and India.
He is a committed leader with more than 30 years of experience building successful teams and running successful businesses
Previously, Shailender led the Key Accounts program, which became one of Oracle India’s most successful, and it continues to date. He joined Oracle as part of its BEA Systems acquisition, and has held leadership positions at Quest Software, Microsoft India, and IBM India.
Shailender holds a post-graduate degree in business management from the Institute of Management Technology and received his engineering degree from the Institution of Engineers (India).
Chris Chelliah is Senior Vice President, Technology and Customer Strategy, Asia Pacific & Japan
In this role, Chelliah is responsible for the Japan & Asia Pacific go-to-market, aligning Oracle’s hypergrowth innovation in Cloud Infrastructure and Autonomous Database with customer adoption. He also runs the Oracle Cloud Insight team, which brings together experience from top-tier strategy firms to provide a consultative framework for customers to realize the potential of their digital roadmap.
Chelliah has more than 28 years of experience with digital and data driven systems; 25 of those years have been with Oracle across different portfolios in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Chelliah has held other roles within the company, where he focused on consulting and implementation services in large, global projects across the telecommunications, financial services, and government sectors, driving disruptive & innovative software solutions.
Chelliah holds a post grad degree in computer and mathematical sciences, from the University of Western Australia. He has been published in a number of trade and industry journals and is the coauthor of Professional Oracle Programming, a Wiley publication. He is a featured speaker on Oracle’s vision, strategy, and architecture, and consults on critical and key customer projects throughout the region.
Adrian Johnston leads Oracle’s applications business for Japan and Asia Pacific. He’s responsible for driving SaaS growth and strengthening partner and customer relationships as well as creating awareness and visibility for Oracle’s brand. Adrian is focused on building highly collaborative, engaged teams and driving a customer-focused culture.
In his more than 16 years at Oracle, Adrian has accelerated the company’s growth through clearly defined strategies, executive engagements, focused sales execution, and thought leadership. He’s successfully helped transform the applications business to a cloud-first, true SaaS business over the last few years.
Yvette Cameron is senior vice president of global HCM product strategy at Oracle. Prior to her current work with Oracle, Yvette was a co-founder of a blockchain-based technology firm and co-founded a non-profit industry consortium to drive the creation and leverage of self-sovereign digital career credentials. She has also served as senior vice president of global HCM strategy at SAP SuccessFactors; general manager and vice president of learning and performance at Saba; vice president of product at Oracle; HCM industry analyst at Gartner; and vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. She’s an international speaker on innovations in HCM processes and technology and the future of work. Yvette holds a BA in mathematics and applied statistics.
Prasad Subramanian is a Senior Director at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and works with the Container and Kubernetes services within OCI. He heads the teams working on OCI Functions and Service Mesh. Prior to this, he was heading teams working on Oracle Kubernetes Engine and has been involved in new efforts to enhance developer experience for customers on OCI.
He has been with Oracle for 11 years, working on enterprise application development standards and platforms like Java EE and Weblogic. Prior to Oracle, he was with Sun Microsystems where he worked on Java EE and GlassFish.
Manoj Mathen is a Distinguished Cloud Architect at Oracle with two decades of software engineering and product development experience. An inventor and a holder of US patents in the field of AI & Machine Learning, he has extensive experience in conceptualizing and implementing enterprise grade AI/ML solutions across industries. He drives technology and architecture decisions (AI & Machine Learning on Cloud) for several Fortune 100 customers and leads the AI & DS Track at the JAPAC CE CoE, Oracle. Currently, he works with key partners and customers across JAPAC region, assisting them in defining their AI/ML journey, setting up AI labs and thereby, helping them unlock value from data.
Madhukar Uniyal heads the Oracle Solution Engineering team for Cloud Applications business at Oracle. His team consists of experts in the field of ERP, EPM, Supply Chain, Analytics, CRM sales, Digital marketing, customer service, e-commerce, and Customer Data Platforms (CDP). Madhukar and his team work as a trusted technology advisor and evangelist for leading customers in varied industry segments across India and Asia pacific regions. Madhukar has more than twenty years of technology consulting experience as a consultant, implementation expert and in leadership roles.
As an Oracle Cloud HCM Product Strategy leader since 2012, Neil works directly with leading customers and partners around the world to share innovations and better practices, collect firsthand feedback, and support successful projects. He is based at the Oracle Redwood Shores, California campus and has led cloud software initiatives in Silicon Valley for over 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and MBA from Santa Clara University. When not working he enjoys time with his family, traveling and outdoor activities.
Kanwar is a seasoned finance and operations leader with 29 years of wide-ranging leadership experience in multinational environment.
He is a growth catalyst, thought leader, and mentor. His passion is leveraging technology to drive impact and efficiency and he is also an active participant in CFO conversations across platforms.
His past experiences include Finance Director, Microsoft India; Director Finance South West Asia- Motorola; Director Finance- FPA and P&L - International Markets – Motorola.
Outside of work, Kanwar is an avid mid-distance runner and is passionate in enabling continuity in learning.
After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Pune University, Manish started his career with Global World class CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM Software Solutions in the Indian Market. During his long 30 years professional career, Manish has helped several large customer's transform their Go To Market strategies. Since 2010, when he joined Oracle, he has helped Big Corporate houses in streamlining their Supply Chain's with a big focus on their New Product Development Initiatives, Improving their Planning Efficiencies (Both Demand and Supply Side) and Low Carbon Transportation journey. He has also contributed in some major nation building activities: INS Arihant India's first Nuclear Powered Submarine and Digitizing Indian Nuclear Power Plant Building efforts (NPCIL). Lately, he is driving the Oracle ESG charter with his sustainable supply chain messaging. His other passions besides his work also include football and global breaking news.
A finance leader with three decades of experience in corporate finance, controllership, M&A, treasury, taxation, corporate secretarial & legal. He has been with Oracle for the last nineteen years and currently is the Vice President and JAPAC Controller, managing the financial controllership. Prior to joining Oracle, Gopala worked in senior level with an international bank in India and abroad, and at a software company after starting his career as an investment banker.
Krithiga Gopalan is a seasoned cybersecurity leader with over 17 years of international business experience at Oracle, across multiple roles & multiple geographies including Singapore, Switzerland and India. In her current role as Director of Enterprise Security & Information Management BD Lead in APAC, she along with her team of cybersecurity experts are tasked to guide customers with Oracle’s capabilities in the Cloud Security & Identity space. She also leads the Security Experience Program at Oracle, assessing the security posture of Oracle's customers and making recommendations (across people, process and technology) to mitigate risks accordingly.
Krithiga is also the founder and global leader for Security & Compliance Community of Practice at Oracle. She holds two Security patents, CISSP certification & dual MBA degrees with Honors from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and National University of Singapore (NUS).
Sharad Lal is Sr. Development Director for Oracle Public Cloud database from IDC development center. He is focused on the Autonomous Database Dedicated Cloud Service delivery and leads CICD and security areas from IDC for the different Database Dedicated Cloud services.
For several years, Sharad was part of Oracle Managed Cloud Services (OMCS) engineering and Oracle Database Development and release. He led IaaS/PaaS engineering for Oracle OnDemand and prior to that designed & developed kernel features in Oracle database (Releases 8i, 9i & 10g) primarily focusing OS virtualization layer.
In between, Sharad also had stints at Ariba (SAP) on their procurement SaaS Cloud platform and as CTO of cloud startup flipClass in education domain.
Sharad has a BE in Computer Science from University of Bombay in 1993. He has also completed executive management program AMPM from the IIM-Bangalore in 2010.
Sunil has over three decades of varied industry experience. A certified Supply Chain professional with engineering background, he has an extensive experience in Manufacturing & Distribution focused Industries and in establishing Enterprise Applications businesses within APAC region.
Been with Oracle since 2008, he currently heads Solution Engineering for ERPM/SCM Cloud Applications
He has been leading Digital Transformation initiatives for customers on Supply Chain, Logistics, Industry4.0 & Smart Manufacturing involving innovative technologies
Samyuktha leads the applications business across South and East India at Oracle India. She works closely with Enterprises in their financial transformation journeys. Prior to Oracle, she has worked with Microsoft and is an alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad.
Sujit Sahu heads Oracle India's industry strategy-for fusion application business, and is a consummate supply chain professional. With more than twenty-five years of experience in three different continents, Sujit has served in various capacities in manufacturing, purchasing, technology and consulting domains. He is the co-founder of a not-for-profit supply chain organization called SCALE, that encourages supply chain startups an audience with industry leaders.
Dr. Suryanarayan Iyer is currently Senior Director (Solution Engineering) at Oracle India responsible for their cloud applications strategy, market development and digital technology adoption. Prior to this, he was the Vice-President (Group Human Resources) at The Aditya Birla Group responsible for their Group wide Digital HR transformation and Analytics - strategy formulation, execution and change management.
A Doctorate from XLRI, Jamshedpur, Masters in Finance and Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, he has over 30 years of work experience spanning Management Consulting & IT Advisory, Digital HR Transformation & change management, HR Analytics, including AI in HR, and ERP / HCM Consulting.
He is a visiting faculty in various management schools in India. His research interest includes SHRM, HR Analytics, Digital HR adoption and AI in HR.
Business leader with a growth mindset - Vishal started his work-life with Telecom Enterprise Sales and then ventured into the HR Consulting for the past 15 years. He has led the Enterprise Business for a technology company catering to lifecycle management of blue-collar workforce. His current assignment involves leading the HCM Strategy and Go-to-Market of a global technology giant.
His primary accountability has been to drive the Growth engine for organizations. The core specialization is in Go-to-Market Strategy, Client Acquisition, Key Account Management, Customer Success, Market Development and Building Partnerships.
Sunil Wahi heads Fusion Cloud Solution Engineering Portfolio for ERP, CX & HCM Cloud Solutions, at Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific (JAPAC).
Previously, he was heading the Supply Chain Business at Oracle in Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the business strategy and go-to-market initiatives for Oracle’s Digital Supply Chain solutions which includes logistics, IoT Applications and Supply Chain Planning in the Cloud.
Prior to that, he was the sales leader for Oracle’s ERP Cloud Business for Southeast Asia, where he was responsible for developing the business across industry verticals. Sunil joined Oracle from SAP, where he was leading the HANA In-Memory Computing Platform Business, driving revenue for S/4 HANA ERP & Big Data Solutions and growing it in Southeast Asia from the early days when HANA was announced.
He has been a public speaker in major Supply Chain roundtables, logistics events in Asia like the Express Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave, Supply Chain Asia, SCM Logistics World, Manufacturing Asia and DigitalCFO among others. He has also executed large scale consulting and business process reengineering implementations in the Middle East across Automotive, Oil & Gas, Retail and Manufacturing Industries.
He refined his Analytical & Social Intelligence Skills attending the Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program in 2010. Sunil also provides Start Up mentoring support as part of the Oracle Startup Accelerator Program working with companies in the space of new technologies.