December 1-3, 2022


ITC Sonar, Calcutta


The Age of Change Makers


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.


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.


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


December 01, 2022

Registration and Tea/Coffee Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

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


  • 09:30 hrs - 09:45 hrs
  • 09:45 hrs - 10:45 hrs
    Opening Keynote: Decisive Decade –India 2030 Keynote Speaker: Padma Shree Kiran Karnik, Ex-President NASSCOM & Ex-Director, Central Board of Directors, RBI & Chairman, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Interactive Session with: Harish Agarwal, Partner, E&Y
    • P1&P2
  • 10:45 hrs - 11:05 hrs
    Theme Keynote: The Age of Change Makers- Redefining Leadership Keynote Speaker: Amitabh Ray, MD, Ericsson Global Services India
    • P3
  • 11:05 hrs - 11:25 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Run Digital Transformation at the Core of Your Business Keynote Speaker: Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure
    • P4
  • 11:25 hrs - 11:45 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Scaling & Transforming Organizations Keynote Speaker: Nikesh Arora, Chairman & CEO, Palo Alto Networks Interactive Session with: Harish Agarwal, Partner, E&Y
    • P5


  • 12:30 hrs - 12:35 hrs
    Lamp lighting
  • 12:35 hrs - 12:40 hrs
    Welcome Address : Dhruba Mukherjee, CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd
  • 12:40 hrs - 13:15 hrs
    Address by Guests of Honour Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure Shailender Kumar, MD-Oracle India Pvt Ltd Sharad Sanghi, MD, NTT Ltd. India & EVP- Global Data Centres & Marine Cable, NTT Ltd. Padma Shree Kiran Karnik, Ex-President-NASSCOM , Ex-Director, Central Board of Directors, RBI & Chairman, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Arvind Kumar, Director General, STPI
  • 13:15 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Address by Chief Guest: H.E. Dr. C V Ananda Bose, Governor of West Bengal
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch


  • 14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Spotlight Session: The untold stories from two legendary cricketers Spotlight Speaker: Sunil Gavaskar, The Legendary Cricketer in Conversation and Gundappa Viswanath, 'a cricket connoisseur's dream to watch' in conversation with Ambarish Dasgupta, Sr Partner, Intueri Consulting
    • A1
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:10 hrs
    Panel Discussion: Efficiency and Sustainability in Data Centre Design or IT Infrastructure Chairperson & Moderator: Sharad Sanghi, MD, NTT Ltd. India & EVP- Global Data Centres & Marine Cable, NTT Ltd. Panelists: Jay Chawda, Head of Engineering, PhonePe Xavier Kurian, Director- Solutions and Alliances, Dell Technologies
    • A2
  • 16:10 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    Keynote: Advancing Digital Innovation for the New India Keynote Speaker: Shailender Kumar, MD-Oracle India Pvt Ltd
    • A3
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:10 hrs
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Aligning the Organization with Customer Centricity Chairperson & Moderator: Raghavendra Rao, MD, Global Marketing & Communications, Accenture Panelists: VIMAL KAW, Head, Data Centre Business, NTT Ltd Rajesh Ranjan, Head, Business Process Services –Everest Group Nupur Sharma, Director Marketing, CrowdStrike Jimmy Tangri, Head, Friends FM Radio
    • A4
  • 17:10 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Cyber & The changing Face of Modern Warfare Keynote Speaker: Diwakar Dayal, MD, SentinelOne
    • A5
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:00 hrs
    • A5
  • 18:00 hrs - 18:20 hrs
    Keynote: Leveraging Digital to grow your business Keynote Speaker: Sudipta Sen, President, TCG Digital
    • A6
  • 18:20 hrs - 19:00 hrs
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Driving Outcomes in the Global Knowledge Economy Chairperson & Moderator: Aparup Sengupta, Founder & Chairman, AAJ Global Foundation Panelists: Abhijit Guha, President , Data Consultant Corporation, USA Prof (Dr) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University Shomik Dasgupta, Partner, PWC
    • A7
  • 19:00 hrs - 19:45 hrs
    Spotlight Session: Surviving in the Middle of two worlds Motivational Speaker: Devdutt Pattanaik, Mythologist, Author & Illustrator
    • A8
  • 19:45 hrs - 20:30 hrs
    STPI Award
    • A8
  • 20:30 hrs - 00:00 hrs
    Inauguration Grand Dinner
    • A8


  • 15:45 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    Panel: Innovations in IT Service Delivery-Post Pandemic Chairperson & Moderator: Samrat Banerjee, SVP & Group CIO, Emami Ltd Panelists: Atanu Roy, Group CIO, BIOCON A Shiju Rawther, CIO& CTO, SBI Mutual Fund Abhijit Chatterjee, Director-IT, TCG Life Science
    • F1&F2
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:10 hrs
    Panel: Accelerating Digital Transformation Chairperson & Moderator: Debasis Ghosh, MD&CEO, Data Consultants Corporation Panelists: Parna Ghosh, VP & Group CIO, UNO Minda Group Harsh Jha, EVP and Head - PMO, Edelweiss Financial Services Ekambaram Shanmugam, Senior Vice President, ITC Infotech
    • F3
  • 17:10 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    • F4
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    CIO Special Workshop With High tea Topic: Defending Against Ransomware Moderator: NITIN Varma, MD-India & SAARC, CrowdStrike
    • F5

December 02, 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. Chairperson & Speaker: Bhaskar Pramanik: Ex-Chairman, Microsoft & Director SBI Panelists: Kulmeet Bawa: President & MD, SAP India Sub Continent Anil Valluri: MD & Regional Vice President, Palo Alto Networks Vishal Dhupar: MD Asia South, NVIDIA Rajesh Rege: President, Honeywell India K P Unnikrishnan: VP-Marketing, Asia Pacific & Japan-Palo Alto Networks
    • A9
  • 10:50 hrs - 11:10 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Leadership Tenets during Uncertainties-Business, Tech & People Speaker: Jagdish Mahapatrta: VP & MD, CrowdStrike, Asia
    • A10
  • 11:10 hrs - 11:30 hrs
    Keynote: Fast Forward Digital Transformation with an Edge-to-Cloud Platform Speaker: Ranganath Sadasiva – Chief Technology Officer – Hybrid IT, HPE India
    • A11
  • 11:30 hrs - 12:10 hrs
    CIO PANEL: Connecting Automation to Business Challenges Chairperson & Moderator: Dr Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore Panelists: Sarajit Jha, Chief Business Transformation & Digital Solution, Tata Steel Abir Banerjee, National Business Manager, ARUBA T G Santosh, Global CDO, Switch Mobility Sanjay Prasad, CIO, RPSG CESC Power Group Burra Vamsi Rama Mohan, CGM- Telecom, Powergrid Corporation of India
    • A12
  • 12:10 hrs - 12:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Driving beyond the bottom line Keynote Speaker: Prasenjit Roy, CMO NTT Ltd India, NTT Global Data Centers & Cloud Infrastructure, APAC
    • A13
  • 12:30 hrs - 12:50 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Leadership Keynote: The new Age Unicorns, What it takes to build an Unicorn Speaker : Bimal Patwari , MD Pinnacle Infotech and President, Tie Kolkata
    • A14
  • 12:50 hrs - 13:10 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Your Data - Always Safe , Always On Keynote Speaker: Bakshish Dutta, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Druva Software
    • A15
  • 13:10 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Your Data - Always Safe , Always On Keynote Speaker: Bakshish Dutta, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Druva Software Keynote: 'Leading in a Digital First World through Secure Network Transformation' Speaker: Soubhanick Routh, Regional Head, Tata Communications
    • 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
    Keynote : Anuvab Pal, Indian standup comedian, screenwriter, playwright and novelist
    • A17
  • 15:15 hrs - 15:45 hrs
    Fireside Chat : Topic: Building Leaders of Tomorrow Speakers Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure and Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Group in conversation with Jaydeep DuttaGupta, Sr Director, Deloitte
    • A18
  • 15:45 hrs - 16:05 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Emerging Technologies in Public Services Keynote Speaker: Debashish Sen, IAS, MD-HIDCO & Chairman, Newtown Development Authority
    • A19
  • 16:05 hrs - 16:45 hrs
    CIO PANEL: Delivering a super customer experience Chairperson & Moderator: Harish Agarwal, Partner –EY Panelists: Suresh Vijayaraghavan, CIO, The Hindu Group Sarbani Bhatia, CIO, Jagran Media Atanu Pramanik, CIO & Joint President, Hindalco Shankarsan Banerjee, CIO, RBL Nihar Chakraborty, EVP & COO-SAARC Region, Sify Technologies Limited
    • A20
  • 16:45 hrs - 17:15 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
    • A20
  • 17:15 hrs - 17:35 hrs
    CIO Keynote: Winning with Data & AI Speaker: V V Rajasekhar, Group CIO, ITC Ltd
    • A21
  • 17:35 hrs - 18:10 hrs
    Power Panel: Eat Clean, Burn it Right-Mantra to Healthy Living Moderator: Ushoshi Sengupta, Indian Beauty Pageant Contestant Speakers: Ranadeep Moitra, Fitness Expert Balpreet Singh Chadha, Executive Chef, The Park Hotel
    • A22
  • 18:10 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Fireside Chat : Building Loyalty with experience Speaker: Sanjay Purohit, Group CEO-Sapphire Foods Partner (virtually)in conversation with Sanjay Hiranandani , CEO, DOT1
    • A23
  • 18:30 hrs - 20:00 hrs
    CIO Award Evening
    • A24
  • 20:00 hrs - Onwards
    CIO Dinner
    • A24


  • 15:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    Start-Up Forum : Key Note Speaker: Kritika M, Senior Director, 10000 start-ups & Products , NASSCOM
    • 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: Kaushik Bhattacharya, Ranjhiya Digital and Nirupam Chaudhuri, Director-NASSCOM
    • F8
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Special CIO Session with High Tea (Invitation Only) Post-Pandemic Cyber security Landscape - What should executives do to prepare
    • S1
  • 17:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
    Panel: Win Customer as a Start-up provider Chairperson: Nirupam Chaudhuri, Director, NASSCOM Navaneethan M, Sr VP & CISO, GROWW Debashish Roy, VP-IT, RPSG Ventures Partha Pratim Mondal, CIO, Berger Paints Kumar P Saha, Founder, NDHGO
    • F9

December 03, 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: Raosaheb Kangane, Sr Vice President-Human Resource, Kotak Mahindra Bank & President –HRFI Samit Roy : Chancellor, Adamas University
    • A25
  • 10:15 hrs - 11:00 hrs
    Panel: Innovation through Talent: How does India build the skill base to become Tech Superpower Chairperson & Moderator: Tanmoy Chakraborty, Ex-Group Govt Affair Officer-Tata Sons Panelists: Dr Naveen Das , Vice Chancellor, Adamas University Dr Prasad Meduri, MD, Odgers Berndtson India S Janardhan, VP & CLO/Global Head – Talent Development
    • A26
  • 11:00 hrs - 11:30 hrs
    Keynote Topic : Identifying opportunity in a reshaped market Keynote Speaker: : Harjit Khanduja, SVP HR, Reliance Jio
    • A27
  • 11:30 hrs - 23:50 hrs
    Keynote Topic: Fostering Employee wellbeing and avoiding burnout Keynote Speaker: Gautam Ray , ED HR and Admin, Cesc ltd
    • A28
  • 23:50 hrs - 12:30 hrs
    Panel: New waves of Attrition: Understanding the employee mindset Chairperson & Moderator: Sahil Nayar, Sr Associate Director, KPMG Panelists: Ranjan Banerjee, CHRO, Berger Paints Raminder Labana, Asst. Director HR, EY Avijit Laha, Head HR Business Unit, TCS
    • A29
  • 12:30 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Panel: Optimizing technology initiatives for Employee Experience Chairperson & Moderator: Panelists: Ankita Rudra, Head HR, Reliance Jio HR Academy Dhrubjyoti Majumdar, Regional HR Head, Larsen & Toubro Ltd Pallab Datta, HR Head, Securens Systems
    • A30
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
    • A30

INDUSTRY FORUM Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 14:30 hrs - 15:00 hrs
    • A31
  • 15:00 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Keynote: Reforms in Power Sector Keynote Speaker: Aroop Biswas, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Power & Non-Conventional Energy, Govt of West Bengal
    • A32
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    Keynote :Growth of Sector V Keynote Speaker: S Radhakrishnan, Executive Director & President , Infinity Group
    • A33
  • 16:00 hrs - 16:20 hrs
    Keynote: Smart Cities, Bringing Fundamental Improvements Keynote Speaker: Firhad Hakim, Mayor of Kolkata, Ministry of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs and Housing, Govt of West Bengal
    • A34
  • 16:20 hrs - 16:50 hrs
    Keynote: Opportunities in Bengal Keynote Speakers: Babul Supriyo, Ministry of IT & Tourism, Govt of West Bengal
    • A35
  • 16:50 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
    • A35
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Spotlight Session: Building of A Nation Introduction by: Keynote Speaker: Sadhguru , Yogi Mystic & Visionary in conversation with Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure and Ravindra Chamaria , Chairman & MD , Infinity Group Moderator : Dhruba Mukherjee, CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd
    • A36
  • 18:30 hrs - Onwards
    Closing with National Anthem
    • A36
  • 19:30 hrs - Onwards
    Cocktails and Gala Dinner
    • A36


  • 08:00 hrs - 09:30 hrs
    Registration over Tea & Coffee
  • 10:15 hrs - 11:00 hrs
    Panel: Human Factor in Cybersecurity Chairperson & Moderator: Anant Bhat, Associate Vice President, Cybalt Inc. Panelists: Dr Ijazul Haque, CTO, Commercial Bank of Cylone Nirupam Sen, Regional Head, BSI V Sendil, CIO, Shriram Group Koushik Nath, CISO, ITC Ltd
    • F10
  • 11:00 hrs - 11:40 hrs
    Panel: Work from Anywhere- Secure from Anywhere? Chairperson & Moderator: Harish Menon, CEO, Accops Systems Pvt Ltd Panelists: Maya Nair, CISO, CRISIL Anuj Tewari , CISO, TMF Group Meetali Sharma, Head - Risk, Compliance & Information Security, SDG Software Goutam Datta, CIO, Bajaj Alliance
    • F11
  • 11:40 hrs - 12:10 hrs
    Keynote Address: Cyber Intelligence: Driving NexGen Cyber Security Solutions Keynote Speaker: Himangshu Dubey, Sr Director, Engineering, Security Labs, Seqrite
    • F12
  • 12:10 hrs - 12:30 hrs
    Keynote Address: Empowering the citizens to be safer and more secure online. Keynote Speaker: Sanjay Kr Das, Joint Secretary, Dept. of IT&E, Govt. of West Bengal
    • F13
  • 12:30 hrs - 13:10 hrs
    Panel: : Cyber Immunity- A New Approach to Cyber Security Chairperson & Moderator: Sushobhan Mukherjee, CEO, Prime Infoserv Panelists: Prateek Bhajanka, Technology Strategist, SentinelOne Navaneethan, SVP & CISO, Groww Sandeep Sengupta, Founder & Director, ISOAH Dr Mukesh Mehta, Group CTO & CISO, Monarch Network Capital Somak Shome, General Manager Digital Security, Mindtree
    • F14
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
    • F14
  • 14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Xtreme hacking And exposing Darkweb Moderate: Sandeep Sengupta, Founder & Director, ISOAH
    • F15
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:15 hrs
    Panel: The future of Cyber Crime, Privacy, Legal and Forensics Chairperson & Moderator: Sandeep Sengupta, Founder & Director, ISOAH Panelists: Sanjay Kr Das, Joint Secretary, Dept of IT&E, Govt of West Bengal H K Kusumakar, IPS , Addl Commissioner of Police (eGov) Tashi Gyanee , Lawyer , Data Protection & Privacy (Khaitan & Co) Avelo Roy, Founder, Kolkata Ventures
    • F16
  • 16:15 hrs - 17:00 hrs
    Game - Catch the Hacker Moderate: Sandeep Sengupta, Founder & Director, ISOAH
    • F17
  • 17:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
    • F17