SYMPOSIUM AGENDA 2020
Founder and CEO of The Impossible Institute
Voted one of the “Top 25 C-Suite Speakers to Watch in 2016”
Developed the term “We-Q” to define the interconnectivity of collaborative intelligence that managers can use to build greater customer loyalty
Anecdotal and humorous presentations on creativity, collaboration, change, and innovation
His mission is to turn Impossible Thinking™ into an epidemic.
ACCELARATING VALUE CREATION
Shantanu Choudhury is the Head of Enterprise Business at Telstra.
He comprehensively looks after the business interests of the company in India. Shantanu is responsible for driving the Sales and support teams all aligned towards the business needs.
An industry speaker of note- Shantanu has delivered Thought Leadership pieces at various Industry Forums and Analyst Forums with topics ranging from Network Transformation subjects to Digital Adoption topics.
Dr. Keith Suter is an economic and social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, author and broadcaster.
Dr. Keith Suter has achieved three doctorates. The first of these was about the international law of guerrilla warfare (University of Sydney), and the second about the social and economic consequences of the arms race (Deakin University) and a third doctorate on scenario planning (Sydney University).
B S NAGARAJAN
JOURNEY TO A FUTURE READY ENTERPRISE
B.S. Nagarajan is the Senior Director & Chief Technologist for VMware India. He covers the entire VMware portfolio, with a focus on evangelizing and developing the market for VMware Cloud on AWS, NFV and emerging growth areas such as IoT and developer-focused solutions. As the CTO for VMware India, BSN is responsible for providing leadership to the technical community and building a strong connection with the engineering teams. He has played a key role in evangelizing VMware’s technologies throughout his career spanning over 10 years with the company. A veteran with more than 23 years of experience, Nagarajan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial & Production Engineering from Bangalore University.
Like his father, the late Sir Edmund Hillary, who made the first ascent of Mt Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953, Peter has summited Everest and forged a new route to the South Pole.
Peter delivers an inspiring message through a selection of extraordinary expeditionary yarns and identifies key attributes that are needed for success. He examines setbacks and failures too and the lessons learned from these. All this, delivered with his trademark dry wit and self-effacing candour.
CLOUD4C AND CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
As a Vice president of Cloud4C for Global Sales and Marketing, Chanakya is responsible for leading all aspects of Customer Engagement, Service Offerings, Sales Operation and Global Expansion.
Chanakya is a proven leader in the Information Technology & Cloud Industry and has held various leadership roles in Enterprise Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Alliances. He is a successful business, sales and marketing leader in the Cloud, Big Data, AI, ERP, IOT, DevOps and consulting industries. He is an Alumnus of IIM, Indore.
Melissa became a Foresight Practitioner and Professional Director after 25 years’ experience as a technology entrepreneur and CEO of a number of Technology companies.
She trained with The Institute for the Future in Palo Alto and also with Clayton Christiansen in his approach to Disruptive Innovation through Harvard.
In 2015, she was honored by Queen Elizabeth with the ‘Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit’ for her services to technology.
FUTURE OF WORK – HYBRID WORKING
Bill Zeng as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Sales Engineering of Asia Pacific for Poly is responsible for leading the company’s technology vision in the region, as well as craft product and solution strategy for the region.With over two decades of experience in telecom and IT industry as a tech leader and innovator, he has in-depth knowledge in both voice and video technologies (MGCP, H323, SIP, H264 etc.), some of which he helped develop as an active contributor in various standardization bodies.
Zeng holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree with First Class Honor from University of Technology, Sydney.
Chris Helder is a world class keynote speaker and master storyteller. His presentations give individuals and organizations the tools to make a simple shift in their thinking to gain greater clarity on achieving goals.
Chris brings with him an abundance of energy, humour and the ability to quickly connect with the audience. He has been a professional speaker for 18 years and has done over 2,500 presentations around the world.
He is the author of three best-selling books including Useful Belief - one of the highest selling Australian business books of all time.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
International Keynote, Dan Gregory: Impossible Thinking
Fireside Chat with Shantanu Choudhury, Head of Enterprise Business, Telstra on Accelerating Value Creation
CIO100 Special Awards for Customer Experience
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
International Keynote, Dr. Keith Suter: Scenario Planning
BS Nagarajan, Senior Director & Chief Technologist, VMware: Journey to a Future Ready Enterprise
CIO100 Special Awards for Business Continuity presented by Vmware
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Keynote, Peter Hillary: Conquering Everest
Chanakya Levaka, VP for Global Sales and Marketing, Cloud4C: Driving Cloud Digital Transformation
CIO100 Special Awards for Business Transformation presented by CtrlS
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Keynote, Melissa Clark-Reynolds: Disruption Opportunities
Bill Zeng, CTO and Senior Director of Sale Engineering, APAC, Poly: FUTURE of WORK – Hybrid Working
CIO100 Special Awards for Smart Workplace presented by Poly
International Keynote, Chris Helder: Useful Belief