December 1-3, 2022 Calcutta

FLAGSHIP EVENT

Dates

December 1-3, 2022

Venue

ITC Sonar, Calcutta

Theme

The Age of Change Makers

INTRODUCTION

INFOCOM is ABP Group’s Business-Technology-Leadership Events division that hosts world class conferences, exhibitions, workshops, roundtables and awards across the year across various States in India and also in international locations like Bangladesh and other SAARC countries.

INFOCOM was initiated as the group’s premier flagship event in 2002 and now after 20 years, INFOCOM hosts a series of these B2B events for technology leaders, functional professionals, industry specialists, entrepreneurs and strategists in various formats.

Our events stand on the three unique pillars of Business, Technology and Leadership which is the magical combo for driving sustainable growth and success in changing times.

The annual flagship event, INFOCOM Calcutta comprises a three-day Conference and hosts one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers from India and beyond.

THEME: THE AGE OF CHANGE MAKERS

We are in an extraordinary time. Over the last two years of uncertainty, businesses had to respond almost instantaneously — shifting employees to remote work, repairing broken supply chains, and keeping pace with dramatically fluctuating customer demand. Business leaders were forced to adapt to a confluence of multiple disruptions inextricably linked to a longer-term, ongoing digital disruption and innovation.

Given the present background of the world, we have chosen the theme for our event for this year as "The Age of Change Makers" where we would bring the spotlight on the leaders, products and solutions breaking new grounds, challenging the status quo, and soaring to new heights in an uncertain and unchartered territory.

THE ORGANISER

In 1922, Anandabazar Patrika first came out as a four-page evening daily that sold at two paise and had a circulation of about 1,000 copies a day. Hundred years later, Anandabazar Patrika reaches out to more than 10 million readers. Today, the ABP Group has evolved into a media conglomerate that has eight renowned publications, six TV news channels, digital news and current affairs platforms in eight languages, mobile internet and social media platforms, one radio station, a leading book publishing business, an education business and a film production and OTT platform. Started as a regional media house, ABP Group today has established a strong national footprint across the country touching the lives of millions of readers and viewers, daily.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 50 sessions in 3 days of conference
  • Keynote addresses, Plenary sessions, Panel Discussions and Focus Forums on specific areas revolving around the theme: THE AGE OF CHANGE MAKERS
  • Focus Areas: Strategy & Leadership Forum, Technology Forum, Industry & SME Forum, State & Country Forum, CIO Connect & Security Forum
  • Special Spotlight Sessions with celebrity speakers
  • CIO Change Maker Awards 2022
  • INFOCOM State & Country Forum featuring different States of India and some of the countries and their investment offerings and tourism offerings for the B2B audience
  • 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

FOCUS AREAS OF THE CONFERENCE

  • Strategy & Leadership
  • Digital Transformation
  • AI, IoT and Blockchain
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • CXO Success Stories
  • Smart Homes and Digital Health
  • Startup and Entrepreneurship
  • State and Tourism

DELEGATE PROFILE (1200 NOS)

Meet the Influencers, Entrepreneurs, and Enthusiasts who will all be there at INFOCOM 2022

  • Business strategists, ICT and ITES professional: CIOs, CFOs, CTOs, CHROs 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 including Municipal heads
  • Analysts and consultants: marketing and financial analysts, strategy & technology analysts
  • Venture capitalists/fund managers/investment bankers
  • Software developers and programmers
  • Overseas trade delegations
  • Industry Influencers: IT bodies and Media
  • Academia

THE DELEGATE PROFILE (LAST EDITION)

December 1, 2022

Registration and Tea/Coffee Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 08:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs
    Registration and Tea/Coffee

PRE-INAUGURATION - PLENARY SESSIONS Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 09:30 hrs - 09:45 hrs
    Introductions
  • 09:45 hrs - 10:25 hrs
    Opening Keynote: Decisive Decade –India 2030
    • P1
  • 10:25 hrs - 10:45 hrs
    Theme Keynote: The Age of Change Makers- Redefining Leadership
    • P2
  • 10:45 hrs - 11:05 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Humanizing AI
    • P2
  • 11:05 hrs - 11:25 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Run Digital Transformation at the Core of Your Business
    • P3
  • 11:25 hrs - 11:45 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Scaling & Transforming Organizations
    • P4

INAUGURATION OF THE CONFERENCE Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 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

STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP FORUM (PALA I, II & III) Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Spotlight Session: The untold stories from two legendary cricketers
    • A1
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:10 hrs
    Panel Discussion: : Efficiency and Sustainability in Data Centre Design or IT Infrastructure
    • A2
  • 16:10 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    Keynote: Business Innovations- Moving from Now to Next
    • A3
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:10 hrs
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Aligning the Organization with Customer Centricity
    • A4
  • 17:10 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Cyber & The changing Face of Modern Warfare
    • A5
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:00 hrs
    TEA & COFFEE
    • A5
  • 18:00 hrs - 18:20 hrs
    Keynote: Leveraging Digital to grow your business
    • A6
  • 18:20 hrs - 19:00 hrs
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Driving Outcomes in the Global Knowledge Economy
    • A7
  • 19:00 hrs - 19:45 hrs
    Spotlight Session: Surviving in the Middle of two worlds
    • A8
  • 19:45 hrs - 20:30 hrs
    STPI Award
    • A8
  • 20:30 hrs - 00:00 hrs
    Inauguration Grand Dinner
    • A8

CIO/CISO CONNECT FORUM (FOYER) Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 15:45 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    Panel: Innovations in IT Service Delivery-Post Pandemic
    • F1&F2
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:10 hrs
    Panel: Accelerating Digital Transformation
    • F3
  • 17:10 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Keynote:
    • F4
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Panel: CIO Special Workshop With High tea
    • F5

December 2, 2022

TECHNOLOGY FORUM (PALA I, II & III) Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 08:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs
    Registration (only for delegates who have not registered on Day 1)
  • 09:45 hrs - 10:50 hrs
    Power Panel : Building a Successful Organization - Creating a winning mindset.
    • A9
  • 10:50 hrs - 11:10 hrs
    Leadership Tenets during Uncertainties-Business, Tech & People
    • A10
  • 11:10 hrs - 11:30 hrs
    Keynote: Understanding How, When and Where to apply automation
    • A11
  • 11:30 hrs - 12:10 hrs
    CIO PANEL: Connecting Automation to Business Challenges
    • A12
  • 12:10 hrs - 12:30 hrs
    Fireside Chat : Building Loyalty with experience
    • A13
  • 12:30 hrs - 12:50 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Leadership Keynote: The new Age Unicorns, What it takes to build an Unicorn
    • A14
  • 12:50 hrs - 13:10 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: DaaS , The Game Changer
    • A15
  • 13:10 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Keynote: 'Leading in a Digital First World through Secure Network Transformation'
    • A16
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
    • A16

Technology FORUM (PALA I, II & III) Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 14:30 hrs - 15:15 hrs
    Power panel: Chairperson & Moderator: Staying Original in the World of Recreation
    • A17
  • 15:15 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    CIO Panel : Driving the DX Agenda – CEOs' expectations from CIOS
    • A18
  • 16:00 hrs - 16:20 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: HPE
    • A19
  • 16:20 hrs - 17:00 hrs
    CIO PANEL: Delivering a super customer experience
    • A20
  • 17:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
    • A20
  • 17:30 hrs - 17:50 hrs
    CIO Keynote: Winning with Data & AI
    • A21
  • 17:50 hrs - 18:10 hrs
    Keynote:
    • A22
  • 18:10 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Driving beyond the bottom line
    • A23
  • 18:30 hrs - 20:00 hrs
    CIO Award Evening
    • A24
  • 20:00 hrs - Onwards
    CIO Dinner
    • A24

INFOCOM START-UP FORUM (FOYER) JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH NASSCOM Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 15:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    Start-Up Forum :
    • F6
  • 16:00 hrs - 16:15 hrs
    Bengal’s Delicacies: Bharat’s Delights A short video clip (3-4 minutes) on Investors, Stardom, Corporates who have taken interest in startups of West Bengal in 2022
    • F7
  • 16:15 hrs - 17:00 hrs
    Brand Building for Startups Workshop
    • F8
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Special CIO Session with High Tea (Invitation Only)
    • S1
  • 17:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
    Panel: Win Customer as a Start-up provider
    • F9

December 3, 2022

GOVT & HR FORUM (PALA I, II & III) Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 08:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs
    Registration (only for delegates who have not registered on Day 1 & 2)
  • 10:00 hrs - 10:15 hrs
    Opening Addresses:
    • A25
  • 10:15 hrs - 11:00 hrs
    Panel: Innovation through Talent: How does India build the skill base to become Tech Superpower
    • A26
  • 11:00 hrs - 11:30 hrs
    Keynote Topic : Identifying opportunity in a reshaped market Keynote Speaker:
    • A27
  • 11:30 hrs - 23:50 hrs
    Keynote Topic: Fostering Employee wellbeing and avoiding burnout
    • A28
  • 23:50 hrs - 12:30 hrs
    Panel: New waves of Attrition: Understanding the employee mindset
    • A29
  • 12:30 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Panel: Optimizing technology initiatives for Employee Experience
    • A30
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
    • A30

INDUSTRY FORUM Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 14:30 hrs - 15:00 hrs
    Tourism: Decoding Tourism Futures : Opportunities in Bengal
    • A31
  • 15:00 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Power Sector: Reforms in Power Sector
    • A32
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    Cloud Network: IPV6- Unleashing Intelligent Cloud Network
    • A33
  • 16:00 hrs - 16:20 hrs
    Smart Cities: Bringing Fundamental Improvements
    • A34
  • 16:20 hrs - 16:50 hrs
    Keynote: Future of Healthcare- Intervention Through AI / Medical Tourism
    • A35
  • 16:50 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
    • A35
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Spotlight Session: Building of A Nation
    • A36
  • 18:30 hrs - 19:00 hrs
    Closing & Vote of Thanks
    • A36
  • 19:00 hrs - Onwards
    Cocktails and Gala Dinner
    • A36

CYBER SECURITY FORUM (FOYER) Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 08:00 hrs - 09:30 hrs
    Registration over Tea & Coffee
  • 10:15 hrs - 11:00 hrs
    Panel: Human Factor in Cybersecurity
    • F10
  • 11:00 hrs - 11:40 hrs
    Panel: Work from Anywhere- Secure from Anywhere?
    • F11
  • 11:40 hrs - 12:00 hrs
    Keynote Address: Keynote Speaker:
    • F12
  • 12:00 hrs - 12:20 hrs
    Keynote Address: Empowering the citizens to be safer and more secure online.
    • F13
  • 12:20 hrs - 13:00 hrs
    Panel: : Cyber Immunity- A New Approach to Cyber Security
    • F14
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
    • F14
  • 14:30 hrs - 15:15 hrs
    Panel: The future of Cyber Crime, Privacy, Legal and Forensics
    • F15
  • 15:15 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    Game - Catch the Hacker
    • F16
  • 16:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs
    Xtreme hacking And exposing Darkweb
    • F17
  • 17:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
    • F17