Financial Spend Discipline during Disruption
A slowing economy is putting more pressure on businesses to do more with less. As a result, CFOs are looking to steer their companies to calmer waters by improving visibility into corporate spend to better control budgets. So, dealing with disruption will mean a threefold approach – Adapt to current operating Process, responding to business impact & Mitigating future risk. To do this on the immediate term we focus on these 3 recommendations to begin with- cash flow management, visibility and reporting of spend, and necessary controls to ensure business continuity. Today, every business area needs to see all spending clearly, especially where it’s challenging to gain visibility and control. Experience how with SAP Concur you can ensure greater visibility, spend governance and cost controls during the current environment while supporting adaptability, flexibility, and responsiveness for your employees
Moderator: Mr. Deepak Bhalla, SVP & Finance Head, Infosys Group
- Arun Kabra, CFO, The Times Group (Education & Conferences Vertical)
- Jayaprakash Kalappan, CFO & CS, Panasonic India
- Mandeep Mehta, CFO, Max Life Insurance
- Mili Chowdhary, Director Finance, Technicolor
- Niraj Shah, CFO, HDFC Life
- Nitin Parekh, CFO, Cadila Healthcare
- Paresh Gupta, CFO, GVK Bio
- Pankaj Malik, CFO, Fullerton India Credit Company
- Radha Ramanujan, CFO, Ashirvad Pipes
- Rahul Bothra, CFO, Swiggy
- Sambasivan G, CFO, Tata Sky
- Sanjay Saxena, CFO, Paytm Payment Bank
- Ved P Goel, CFO, Dr. Lal Path Labs
- Mankiran Chowhan, MD India, SAP Concur
Navigating the Covid-19 Crisis: An Opportunity for Digital Transformation
To remain competitive in today’s business world and continue to grow and evolve at the same time, companies must digitally transform in both new and incremental ways. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, digitisation enables them to outperform the ever-advancing status quo and maintain pace with, or even outrun, the market leaders. Tech-driven innovation rarely comes from implementing a single emerging technology in a vacuum. Instead, true transformation requires deploying several different interdependent technologies in concert. Combined, they fundamentally transform the enterprise—giving organizations a head start on transformation to stay ahead of the competition. Discover the practical and effective ways these technologies can help to achieve true digital transformation, improve customer service, streamline business operations and innovate.
Below is a simple framework that Forrester has developed to help to understand the different phases and enterprise need to consider for their business planning efforts during this crisis.
Assumption: Can we start with the assumption that the first phase is behind us and that most of us are in the “Adapt and Overcome” phase, with some of us already thinking about Phase 3 – “Rebound and Rebuild”?
- Keep the operations lean, simplify and go faster. “Never let a crisis go to waste”. As one CIO recently told me: “We are cleaning up our digital debt especially as current events expose some of the areas where we were over-reliant on piecemeal solutions.” This crisis is an opportunity to review the project portfolios and ask the real questions of what is truly essential vs. what can be sunset/removed. In addition to saving costs, it is an opportunity to be leaner and faster, one of the traits of digital businesses.
- Prioritize the key technologies. Digital is absolutely critical in the management of the crisis and its resolution. Still, cash is king. As one CIO recently told me: “We are trying to figure out what will and will not be hot since we will not stop investing on new technologies but we will need to be more cautious about our bets.” Which are the hot technologies that you prioritize? And why?
- Data is crucial to navigate the crisis. “Everyone is asking for more data and insights now!” Data from supply chain and partner networks, data on employee health and well-being, data from digital intelligence channels and from new sales channels… This crisis is also an opportunity to put data and data management at the core of the business transformation.
Moderated by: Fred Giron, VP, Research Director, Forrester Research
- Bishwanath Ghosh, CIO-Enterprise, Mfg Systems & Corp. Functions, Mahindra & Mahindra
- Aneesh Chaudhry, CDO, Hindustan Unilever
- Amit Saxena, Global Deputy CTO, State Bank of India
- Vipin Gupta, Head IT, YUM
- Goutam Datta, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Bajaj Allianz Life
- Arnab Kumar, Emerging Technology & Strategy Implementation, NITI Aayog
- Jitendra Singh, CIO, JK Cement
- Deepak Sharma, President & CDO, Kotak Mahindra Bank
- Puneet Gupta, Vice President, Sales, India & SAARC, NetApp
- Jayanta Banerjee, Group CIO, Tata Steel Limited
- Kapil Mahajan, Group CIO | Digital Transformation Leader, Safexpress
- Rajat Tyagi, CIO, PVR Ltd
- Prashant Sharma, Country Manager, Hybrid Cloud Software, IBM India & South Asia
- Sourav Sinha, Chief Information Officer, IndiGo Airlines
- Ankur Arora, Director – Digital & Innovation, Sodexo
- Parna Ghosh, VP & Group CIO, Uno Minda
Safeguarding from Cyber Assaults in Extraordinary times with Advances in Network Analytics, ML, and AI
The recent shift towards work from home environments is met with a host of security challenges. The loss of enterprise network controls and the use of personal computers for business tasks are just a couple of examples of how this “new normal” is creating an increased security risk. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, as businesses are still coping up, cybersecurity is being seen as a core technology to keep companies secure as they go online and virtual, and as emerging deep tech such as Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. The key points of discussion include:
- Preparing for this new normal of a majority remote workforce
- What are the greatest concerns today in dealing with remote workforce cybersecurity and how can these be addressed?
- Securing work-from-home arrangements at scale
- Invest in the right technology
- Changing threat landscape with new technologies
- How Enterprise Immune System technology is helping to build self-defending networks, powered by machine learning and AI algorithms?
- Some real-world case studies
Moderator: Alain Schneuwly, Platinion Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
- Durga Prasad Dube, Global CISO, Reliance Industries
- Vikram Mehta, Director – IS, MakeMyTrip
- Shiv Kumar Pandey, CISO, BSE
- Harshad Mengle, CISO, Future Group
- Ashutosh Jain, CISO, Axis Bank
- Subhajit Deb, Global CISO, Reddys Laboratories
- Navaneethan M, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), PayU
- Akhil Verma, Chief Information Security Officer, Airtel Payments Bank
- Mayuresh Purandare, Head IT Infrastructure & Security, Marico
- Lopa Mudra Basu, CISO, Toyota Motor Corporation
- Sakshi Vidur, Head – Information Security for Asia Pac, Yum
- Keyur Desai, CIO & CISO, Essar group
- Yask, Chief Manager & CISO, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
- Sarajit Jha, Chief Business Transformation & Digital Solutions, Tata Steel
- Shadab Siddiqui, Head of Information Security, Privacy, Trust and compliance, Hotstar