Tech Radar for CIOs
Tech Radar for CIOs

Tech Radar for CIos

04 April, 2019 | 8.30am - 11am | Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golf Links

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.


8.30 am - 9.00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9.00 am - 9.15 amWelcome NoteSudhir Tiwari, MD, ThoughtWorks India
9.15 am - 9.45 amTech Dialogue: Tech Radar for CIOsLakshminarasimhan Sudarshan & Mujiruddin Shaikh, ThoughtWorks
9.45 am - 10.15 amKeynote: Building Data-Driven OrganizationsDr. Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist & Head - AI CoE, Reliance Jio
10.15 am - 10.45 amExponential Growth at Tech @ Core Enterprises
10.45 am - 11.00 amConclusion & Networking

About the Speakers


Chief Data Scientist, Reliance Jio

Dr. Shailesh Kumar is the Chief Data Scientist 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.


Managing Director, ThoughtWorks India

Designing innovative, disruptive products, charting transformation roadmaps and growing winning partnerships with ambitious customers is a short summing up of Sudhir’s passions as a technology leader.

As the Managing Director of ThoughtWorks India, Sudhir is responsible for the company’s operations in the region, business strategy, software delivery excellence, new capability development, customer relationships, balancing sustainable growth and building high-performance teams.


Market Tech Principal, ThoughtWorks India

In his 21 years experience of developing software, his area of focus has been in product/project lifecycle working with legacy and greenfield developments. He has worked with clients that include large multinationals to start ups.

He was the chief architect for Bahmni, a easy to use, open source Electronic Medical Record and Hospital system developed exclusively for resource constraint environments. In his current role, he works closely with clients from GICs and Indian business houses, to look at their technology assets and help them with technology trends that help them achieve there business objectives and stay ahead in their competition.


Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Sudarshan has been at ThoughtWorks for over 17 years, and has worked on a range of technologies during this period. 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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