Tech Radar for CIOs
Tech Radar for CIOs

Tech Radar for CIos

A sneak peek into technology trends that matter today, for crafting tomorrow's systems.

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Many established businesses today face the very real risk of being displaced by smaller, more nimble competitors who didn't even exist two years ago.

Sectors as diverse as Retail, Financial Services and Food Services are discovering that technology has moved from a commodity to a core capability and competitive differentiator. As a leader, the ability to recognize and capitalize on technology developments as they emerge, can make the difference between being a disruptor or being disrupted.

ThoughtWorks Technology Radar is a tool that we use to spot and track software innovations as they move through the adoption lifecycle. We harvest the innovative approaches that our customers around the world are using to disrupt their competitors, and then assess the risk and readiness of these new technologies.

In this session, we will discuss how organizations can map current and futuristic technologies, with a special focus on being data-empowered, to shape their technology strategy and stay ahead of the game.


Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Session: Evolution in AI Thinking: A Journey from Data to Intelligence

Dr. Shailesh Kumar is the Chief Data Scientist and Head of at Reliance Jio. He also serves as a visiting faculty of Machine Learning at Indian School of Business. Prior to this he was a Distinguished Scientist at Ola, Co-Founder at ThirdLeap - an EdTech AI company, Researcher in the Google Brain team, Senior Scientist at Yahoo! Labs, and Principal Scientist at Fair Isaac Research. He was recognized as one of the Top 10 data scientists in India in 2015 and top 50 Analytics Leaders in India in 2018 by the Analytic Science Magazine.

Dr. Kumar has over eighteen years of experience in natural language understanding, speech understanding, computer vision, fleet management, retail data mining, ed-tech, IoT, finance, insurance, and healthcare. He has published over 20 conference papers, journal papers, and book chapters and holds about 20 patents in these areas.

Vinayak Hegde

Vinayak Hegde

Session: Using IoT and AI/ML to Build New Business Models in Shared Mobility Space

Vinayak Hegde currently works as CTO at Zoomcar. Previously, he has worked across different domains such as embedded systems, Content Delivery Networks and Ad Technology, and has more than 18 years of experience. Through his career, Vinayak has worked in a variety of individual contributor and senior technical leadership roles. He has worked at hyper-growth companies such as Speedera (acquired by Akamai) and Inmobi, helping them scale rapidly.

Lakshminarasimhan Sudarshan

Lakshminarasimhan Sudarshan

Tech Dialogue: ThoughtWorks Technology Radar for CIOs

Sudarshan is a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He has worked on a range of technologies during the past 17 years that he has been here. He loves helping clients use futuristic tech to achieve their goals. His interest lies in distributed systems, with a focus on data platforms. Sudarshan is also a member of the Technology Advisory Board that helps pull together the ThoughtWorks Tech Radar.

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