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FLAGSHIP EVENT

Dates

November 30, December 1 & 2, 2023

Venue

ITC Sonar, Calcutta

Theme

Leading With Purpose

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 21 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: LEADING WITH PURPOSE

The “return phase” of the COVID-19 crisis provided the organizations and leaders an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and the winning formulas that helped the organization survive and thrive. Leadership turned out to be one of the most coveted skills in this new world. As the technology and business took new dimensions, leadership remained one of the core competencies, to build the future as the VUCA world forced the organizations to focus on identifying the key purpose of its existence - the intent that makes the organization successful in the long run. During COVID-19 crisis, organizations and leaders reflected upon this very purpose which is giving impetus to the new model of leadership - "Leading with Purpose". To celebrate the success of the organizations and leaders who embraced the change and built robust business, and to discuss the roadmap forward, we have chosen the theme for the INFOCOM this  year as “Leading With Purpose”.

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
  • Special Spotlight Sessions with celebrity speakers
  • CIO Change Maker Awards 2023
  • 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
    • 100 plus 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:

  • The Era of AI
  • The Future of Hybrid Workspace
  • DeFi and Beyond
  • Delivering the Digital Decade
  • Sustainable Hyper scale Data Centre Ecosystem Design best practices
  • Enabling the new Era of Industry with Purpose
  • CIO Tech Spotlight: AI, Metaverse & Web 3.0
  • The  Age of Prosumerism  
  • The future scenarios of  Entertainment & Leisure
  • Celebrating a Decade of Disruption
  • Becoming a breakout star in the Digital World
  • Surviving The Pandemic Economy and The reopened World
  • Expanding ecosystem of Direct-to-consumers
  • Cyber Resilience
  • Power Panels on customized topics
  • Make-In-India : Prospects & Challenges

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 strategiess
  • 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

November 30, 2023

Registration and Tea/Coffee Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

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

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

  • 09:30 hrs - 09:45 hrs
    Introductions
  • 09:45 hrs - 10:45 hrs
    Opening Keynote: Exprovement : Uncovering the Parallels
    • P1&P2
  • 10:45 hrs - 11:05 hrs
    Theme Keynote: Unlocking the Future of Business with New Technology
    • P3
  • 11:05 hrs - 11:25 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Smart Data Centre : Building the Green Future
    • P4
  • 11:25 hrs - 11:45 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Scaling & Transforming Organizations
    • P5
  • hrs - Onwards

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
  • hrs - Onwards

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

  • 14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Spotlight Session: Banter with Two Siblings
    • A1
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:10 hrs
    Panel Discussion: Hyper scale Data Centre Ecosystem Design
    • A2
  • 16:10 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    Keynote: The Era of AI
    • A3
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:10 hrs
    PANEL DISCUSSION: The Age of Prosumerism
    • A4
  • 17:10 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: AI, Automation, Metaverse & The Super Future
    • A5
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:00 hrs
    TEA & COFFEE
  • 18:00 hrs - 18:20 hrs
    Keynote: Celebrating a Decade of Disruption
    • A6
  • 18:20 hrs - 19:00 hrs
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Skills for a Resilient Future : The Road Ahead
    • A7
  • 19:00 hrs - 19:45 hrs
    Spotlight Session: North-East as an investment Destination
    • A8
  • 19:45 hrs - 20:30 hrs
    STPI Award
  • 20:30 hrs - Onwards
    Inauguration Grand Dinner
  • hrs - Onwards

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

  • 16:10 hrs - 16:50 hrs
    CIO Panel: Accelerating sustainable manufacturing with AI
    • F1&2
  • 16:50 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    CIO Panel: Building a better workplace with immersive technology
    • F3
  • 17:30 hrs - 17:50 hrs
    Keynote: Unlocking the power of Digital Twins
    • F4
  • 17:50 hrs - 19:00 hrs
    CIO Special Workshop With High tea
    • F5
  • hrs - Onwards

December 01, 2023

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
    Fireside Chat: Leading With Purpose
    • A9
  • 10:50 hrs - 11:10 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Delivering the Digital Decade
  • 11:10 hrs - 11:30 hrs
    Keynote: The Rise of Confidential Computing
    • A11
  • 11:30 hrs - 12:10 hrs
    CIO PANEL: ChatGPT: Disruption or Fantasy?
    • A12
  • 12:10 hrs - 12:30 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Belonging and the Power of Perseverance
    • A13
  • 12:30 hrs - 12:50 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: The Journey to become a Unicorn
    • A14
  • 12:50 hrs - 13:10 hrs
    Leadership Keynote: Building a better data delivery platform
    • A15
  • 13:10 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Keynote: IT/OT Convergence : Challenges of Merging Two worlds
    • A16
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
  • 14:30 hrs - 15:15 hrs
    Keynote : Living with Purpose
    • A17
  • 15:15 hrs - 15:45 hrs
    Fireside Chat : Topic: AI on Purpose
    • A18
  • 15:45 hrs - 16:05 hrs
    Keynote: NASA Technologies to explore the Universe
    • A19
  • 16:05 hrs - 16:45 hrs
    CIO PANEL: Women In Technology
    • A20
  • 16:45 hrs - 17:15 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
  • 17:15 hrs - 18:10 hrs
    Power Panel: The Future scenarios of Entertainment & Leisure
    • A21& A22
  • 18:10 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Fireside Chat : Preparing for an AI driven Customer Service
    • A23
  • 18:30 hrs - 20:00 hrs
    CIO Award Evening
    • A24
  • 20:00 hrs - Onwards
    CIO Dinner
  • hrs - Onwards

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

  • 16:00 hrs - 16:20 hrs
    Start-Up Forum : Key Note : Start-ups of East
    • F6
  • 16:20 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    East’s Delicacies: Bharat’s Delights
    • F7
  • 16:15 hrs - 17:00 hrs
    Brand Building for Startups
    • F8
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Special CIO Session with HI Tea (By Invitation Only)
    • S1
  • 17:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
    Panel: Win Customer as a Start-up provider
    • F9
  • hrs - Onwards

December 02, 2023

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
    Keynote: Turning setbacks into comebacks in Post Pandemic
    • A26
  • 11:00 hrs - 11:20 hrs
    Keynote Topic : Adopting HR Tech in the Age of AI & ML
    • A27
  • 11:20 hrs - 11:50 hrs
    Keynote Topic: Building great places to work for driving business success
    • A28
  • 11:50 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Debate: Hybrid workforce models inherently unfair as they offer inconsistency in work condition
    • A29 & A30
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
  • hrs - Onwards

Govt & Tourism FORUM Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta

  • 14:30 hrs - 15:00 hrs
    Keynote: Future of Tourism & Hospitality in India
    • A31
  • 15:00 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Keynote: State Showcase-Discover Sikkim
    • A32
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs
    Keynote : State Showcase- Immersive J&K
    • A33
  • 16:00 hrs - 16:20 hrs
    Keynote: State Showcase: Blissful Bihar
    • A34
  • 16:20 hrs - 16:50 hrs
    Keynote: Opportunities in Bengal
    • A35
  • 16:50 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
  • 17:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs
    Spotlight Session: Leading with Purpose
    • A36
  • 19:30 hrs - Onwards
    Cocktails and Gala Dinner
  • hrs - Onwards

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

  • 08:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs
    Registration over Tea & Coffee
  • 11:00 hrs - 11:30 hrs
    Panel: Architecting Security in Hybrid Cloud
    • F10
  • 11:30 hrs - 12:00 hrs
    Panel: Zero Trust Security Aspiration & Strategies
    • F11
  • 12:00 hrs - 12:20 hrs
    Keynote Address: Cyber Deterrence –The Past, Present & Future
    • F12
  • 12:20 hrs - 12:40 hrs
    Keynote Address: Managing Cyber Risk -Return on Existing Security Investment-
    • F13
  • 12:40 hrs - 13:30 hrs
    Panel: Cyber Insurance - Opportunity or Distraction
    • F14
  • 13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
    Networking Lunch
  • 14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
    Xtreme hacking And exposing Darkweb
    • F15
  • 15:30 hrs - 16:15 hrs
    Panel: The future of Cyber Crime, Privacy, Legal and Forensics
    • F16
  • 16:15 hrs - 16:30 hrs
    INFOCOM Hackstars (Hacking Contest) felicitation
    • F17
  • 16:30 hrs - 17:00 hrs
    Game - Catch the Hacker
    • F18
  • 17:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs
    Tea & Coffee
  • hrs - Onwards
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Spiritual and Humanitarian Leader

  • R A Mashelkar, FRS

    R A Mashelkar, FRS

    Renowned Scientist & Padma Vibhushan Recipient

  • Goutam Chattopadhyay

    Goutam Chattopadhyay

    Senior Scientist

    NASA

  • Shiv Khera

    Shiv Khera

    Author, Activist and Motivational Speaker

  • Punit Renjen

    Punit Renjen

    Chairman

    SAP

  • Manoj Chugh

    Manoj Chugh

    Transformational Leader & Motivational Speaker

  • Bhaskar Ghosh

    Bhaskar Ghosh

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Accenture

  • Sid Banerjee

    Sid Banerjee

    Founder and CEO

    Metamersive

  • Debashis Chatterjee

    Debashis Chatterjee

    CEO

    LTIMindtree

  • Satyarup Siddhanta

    Satyarup Siddhanta

    Indian Mountaineer

  • Bimal Patwari

    Bimal Patwari

    President

    Pinnacle Infotech