• Inauguration

  • Session 1 - PLENARY SESSION

    (Artificial Intelligence – Applied Research and Industry Focus)


    Ananth Ananth Krishnan
  • Break - Tea/Coffee

  • Session 2 - Track 1: AI for Social Good

    Great responsibility follows inseparably from great power. As the horizon of this digital age unfolds in front of us, we stand at the cross-roads today which gives rise to two differing perspectives about the times to come.


    P P Anandan Renowned researcher and CEO of Wadhwani AI, Dr P. Anandanbrings with him rich experience in the field of computer science and is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras. He will be the session moderator on AI for Social Good at TCS-PanIITConclave 2019. Ajay Ajay Sawhney Mr Ajay Sawhney, Secretary – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India will be joining us as a panelist on AI for Social Good at the TCS-PanIITConcalve 2019. MrSawhney is a 1984 batch IAS officer and comes with extensive experience in policy making and governance. Neha Neha Kumar Neha Kumar, assistant professor of Information and Communication Technology at Georgia Tech will be a part of the panel on AI for Social Good at the TCS-PanIITConlave2019. Join us as we discuss how new technology can complement our efforts to magnify the positive impact for betterment of the society at large. PP PP Chakraborty Prof. PP Chakraborty is a distinguished computer scientist and Director at IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Chakraborty has many prestigious awards to his name, including the Shanti SwarupBhatnagarPrize for Science and Technology. He will be speaking at the TCS-PanIITConcalveas part of the AI for Social Good panel. Rajesh Rajesh Krishnan C C V Jawahar AI for Social Good Dr. Dr. Shailesh Kumar AI for Social Good
  • Session 2 - Track 2: Industry Focus: AI for Education

    Education must be seen from multiple perspectives when mulling the role of AI in this industry. Education is not only necessary for making an individual job-ready but is also important in making him/her understand concepts like principles & morals, acknowledge likes-dislikes, differentiate between good-bad etc.


    G. G. S. Raghavan G. Srinivasaraghavan, PhD is a Partner at Performance Engineering Associates. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and has over 18 years of industry experience. He has over a dozen published papers in several reputed international fora, including journal of Algorithms, International Journal on Computational Geometry and Applications and Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science. Sudha Sudha Ram Sudha Ram is Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Management Information Systems, and Director of INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics, at the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona. She is also Professor of Computer Science, a member of BIO5 Institute and Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. Her research is on Web and Social Media Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Enterprise Data Management. Anand Anand Rangarajan Anand Rangarajan, engineering director at Bangalore, Google is conglomeration of start-ups. An IITM alumnus, Anand joined Google in California in 2008 and worked in Enterprise, Gmail Ads and YouTube in Mountain View before moving to Bangalore in Aug 2013. In prior life, he has spent 10 years designing, coding, and managing teams working in various aspects of Computer Networking. He enjoys playing chess, running, word puzzles, Sanskrit and listening to Indian classical music. Delip Delip Rao Delip Rao is the founder and CEO of Joostware AI Research Corp, where he and his team offers AI research consulting services to fortune 500 companies and select well-capitalized startups. He also offers a technical due-diligence service in AI to investors in some of the reputed VC firms in the Valley and beyond.Delip is passionate about bringing AI for social good. In the past, Delip also founded The Fake News Challenge, an initiative to bring more than a 1000 AI researchers across the world to work on fact-checking related problems. He has worked actively on biases and unfairness caused by machine learning models. Delip is an author of many widely-cited papers in NLP and an upcoming book on Deep Learning and NLP. He has worked previously as a Research Scientist at Amazon (Alexa), Twitter, and Google. S S Sadagopan Professor S. Sadagopan needs no introduction. A respected academician in the country, he is currently the Director (President) of IIIT-Bangalore. Sadagopan also consults extensively for some of the largest private and public-sector corporations in India in computing, communications, software, automotive, oil and power industries, as well as the social sector. Sujit Sujit Kumar Sujit has 20 years of work experience in the IT industry in the higher education space. Under his leadership, the company has developed an innovative industry-aligned B.Tech. program in partnership with IT Leaders to bridge the gap between academia and industry.He architects the programs’ core capabilities such as curriculum design, course design, content creation, collaboration, class management system, problem resolution and mentor support among others.He is also a part of the Joint Course Committee and is on the Advisory board of various universities. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur.Industry associations: CII, TiE and NASSCOM. Anil Anil Srivastava
  • Lunch

  • Session 3 - Track 1: The Future of Work

    How will machines impact what humans do in the future? A critical question that confronts policy makers is how to think about human employment in an era of increasingly intelligent machines that are capable of sophisticated decision making.


    Kevin Kevin C. Desouza Kevin C. Desouza is a Professor of Business, Technology and Strategy in the School of Management at the QUT Business School. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the China Institute for Urban Governance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Desouza has authored, co-authored, and/or edited nine books. He has published more than 130 articles in journals across a range of disciplines including information systems, information science, public administration, political science, technology management, and urban affairs. Amit Amit Basole AmitBasole is Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Liberal Studies, AzimPremjiUniversity. He has previously taught at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA and University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. His research has been published in various edited volumes and in journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, World Development, Development and Change, Rethinking Marxism, etc. Amithas recently edited a book called 'Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age'. Jayant Jayant Sinha Surjit Surjit Bhalla Surjit Bhalla is Chairman of Oxus Investments, a New Delhi based research and portfolio management firm (equivalent to a “hedge fund”). Oxus has been managing investments in the Indian equity market since Dec. 1998; at that time, Oxus was one of the earliest (21st) firms to obtain a portfolio management license. Surjit obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1969, his M.P.A. in 1972 from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton, 1977. He has worked at the Rand Corporation, Brookings Institution and the World Bank as an economist; has taught at the Delhi School of Economics; and has worked as a proprietary trader/strategist/portfolio manager at the World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Oxus Investments.
  • Session 3 - Track 2: Industry Focus: Manufacturing

    AI is set to have a revolutionary impact in the Manufacturing Industry and be a key driving factor of Industry 4.0. AI powered manufacturing includes automation taking over repetitive jobs on the one hand and creating better designs, processes and solutions on the other hand leading to higher productivity, better quality and optimum utilization of resources.


    PP PP Chakraborty Prof. PP Chakraborty is a distinguished computer scientist and Director at IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Chakraborty has many prestigious awards to his name, including the Shanti SwarupBhatnagarPrize for Science and Technology. He will be speaking at the TCS-PanIITConcalveas part of the AI for Social Good panel. Venkat Venkat Runkana Dr. VenkataramanaRunkana, Chief Scientist, TCS Research, Manufacturing & Engineering and Industrial Services (TRDDC) has extensive experience in developing and implementing industrial research projects on process modeling, simulation and optimization, predictive data analytics, and process development, scale-up and design. Aloknath Aloknath De Dr. AloknathDe, Chief Technology Officer of Samsung R&D Institute India and also Senior VP for‘Digital Media and Communication’ activities in Bangalore. Dr. De has more than thirty years of industrial and research experiences; he is a recipient of Alexander Graham Bell Prize in Canada, and has won many other prestigious awards. Luis Luis Gonzalez Now focused on how Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning will create next generation enterprises, Luis has 20 years experience in the Digital Transformation of industrial enterprises and has been involved with over 40 Customers in Heavy Industries (Power, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining and Manufacturing). He is currently the head od ASEAN ANZ, Element AI. Satyam Satyam Priyadarshy Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is a Scientist, Technologist, Author, Coach, Faculty, Speaker, and is a pioneer in the fields of data science, big data, analytics, and emerging technologies. He applies his breadth of scientific knowledge, in-depth technology experience and extensive business acumen to develop and implement powerful solutions in all aspects of the data pyramid important for business strategy. Sudeshna Sudeshna Sarkar Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar is the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kharagpur. After completing her B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur, she went on to do her M.S. from University of California, Berkeley. She then returned to IIT Kharagpur to obtain a PhD in Computer Science. Currently, her research interests lie in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
  • Break - Tea/Coffee

  • Session 4 - Track 1: Ethics, Privacy & Security

    ‘Black Box’ is the term used to refer to obscurity around functioning of an algorithm between its input(s) and the output(s). This germinates a trust deficit between humans and AI enabled systems in place.


    Rajat Rajat Moona Professor Rajat Moona, Director IIT Bhilai and the alumnus of IIT Kanpur, completed his PhD from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prof Moona commenced his career as a Scientific Officer in I.I.Sc. Bangalore and thereafter joined as a faculty member at IIT Kanpur in 1991. He was bestowed the prestigious Poonam and PrabhuGoel Chair Professorship by IIT Kanpur in 2008 in recognition of his research pursuits.The research interests of Prof Moona include embedded computing, computer security, VLSI design and Operating Systems. He has played a key role in defining standards for the Operating Systems for Smart Cards for the Government of India, which are already now in use in applications such as Driving License, Vehicle Registration Systems, Indian National ID, Electronic Passports and several others ID related applications. He has also been instrumental in defining the strategy for smart card certification mechanisms for the Government of India. Subhashish Subhashish Banerjee Subhasis Banerjee is a Professor in CSE Department at IIT Delhi. He joined the faculty as Lecturer in 1989. Prior to that he did his BE in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 1982. He received his ME and PhD degress in Electrical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 1984 and 1989, respectively. His areas of interest include computer vision, robotics, real-time systems, image processing and pattern recognition. Ajay Ajay Bhushan Pandey Dr. Ajay BhushanPandey is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI and has been steering Aadhaar in India since its beginning in 2010. Over the last six years, he has closely worked with central and state governments, banks, oil companies and other stakeholders to enable use of Aadhaar platform in programs such as Direct Benefit Transfers, financial inclusion, and E-governance. He is an officer of Indian Administrative Service having over 30 years of experience at various positions in Government of India.In 2009, he was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals by the University of Minnesota for his outstanding leadership accomplishments in his professional career. Gautam Gautam Shroff As Vice President and Chief Scientist in Tata Consultancy Services, Dr. Gautam Shroff heads TCS Research. Prior to joining TCS in 1998, Dr. Shroff had been on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Early in his career has was conferred the Young Scientist Award by the Dept. of Atomic Energy Govt. of India. He has published over 90 papers and two books, and has recently has served on the ACM-India Council as well as the Govt. of India Task Force on AI. Rajeev Rajeev Rastogi Rajeev Rastogi is a Director of Machine Learning at Amazon where he is developing ML platforms and applications for the e-commerce domain. Previously, he was Vice President of Yahoo! Labs Bangalore and the founding Director of the Bell Labs Research Center in Bangalore, India. Rajeev is an ACM Fellow and a Bell Labs Fellow. He is active in the fields of databases, data mining, and networking, and has served on the program committees of several conferences in these areas. He currently serves on the editorial board of the CACM, and has been an Associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering in the past. He has published over 125 papers, and holds over 50 patents. Rajeev received his B. Tech degree from IIT Bombay, and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin. Shyam Shyam Divan Sameer Sameer Garde Mr. Sameer Garde has been India Head at Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited since August 01, 2017. Sameer spearheads Cisco’s objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses.Over a career spanning 27 years, Sameer has led several top-performing organizations with an enduring track record across multiple roles and regions. His keen understanding of technology and market opportunities enables him to drive transformation and capture critical market transitions.
  • Session 4 - Track 2: Industry Focus: Agriculture Session

    821 Million! That’s the estimated number of people who did not get enough food in 2017. Thanks to climate change, among other factors, this number has been rising continuously since 2014. Increasing arid regions, changing seasonality and an ever-increasing population demands an agricultural revolution across the globe.


    Timothy Timothy Gonsalves Timothy Anthony Gonsalves is a computer scientist and professor, and is the first and present Director of IIT Mandi. He is also the founder of Nilgiri Networks Of TeNet Group, IIT Madras. He was Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Madras. His field area includes Computer networks, Distributed systems, Telecom software and Performance evaluation among others. Suhas Suhas Wani Suhas P. Wani Former Research Program Director – Asia and Director, ICRISAT Development Center (IDC) at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India. His expertise spans thru integrated watershed management and water use efficiency (Green, blue and grey) in field to catchment scale, wasteland development, wastewater management, biodiese, and more. DrWani has contributed to the creation of the Bhoochetana initiative in Karnataka, a strong partnership that reached 4.75 million farmers in five years, with a 20-66% crop increase and total net benefits of US$350 million. Other projects across several Asian countries including China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam have helped thousands of farmers. Abhijit Abhijit Joshi Mr. Abhijit Joshi serves as Senior Vice President of Irrigation R&D at Jain Irrigation Systems Limited. His expertise lies in development of micro irrigation related products, customer services, watershed development, field automation etc. P P Srinivasu Dr. SriniPappula is currently the Global Head of the Digital Farming Initiatives Group in Tata Consultancy Services. With over 25 years of experience, Srini possesses a varied experience in the technology sector. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds advanced degrees in Computer Science andManagement from the University of Texas and University of California respectively. Tv Tv Prabhakar Prof. T V Prabhakar’skeeninterest lies in building systems and science and technology. He has worked in multiple areas like Databases, Logic Programming, User Interface Design, Internet Technologies, Software Architecture, Knowledge Modeling, Indian Language Technologies. He has previously worked with CMC R&D, Satyam Computer Services and have been a consultant to a large number of IT organizations and e-governance initiatives. Sriram Sriram Raghavan
  • Networking

  • Entertainment and Dinner

    Performances by Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Jaswinder Singh


  • Session 5 - PLENARY SESSION

    K. K. Vijayaraghavan Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan FRS is distinguished professor and former director of The National Centre for Biological Sciences. He was conferred the Padma Shri by the Govt. of India on 26 January 2013. He is also a recipient of the Infosys Prize in the life sciences category in 2009. Partha Partha Ghosh <b style="background-color: initial;">Artificial Intelligence and Nation Building</b>
  • Break - Tea/Coffee

  • Session 6 - Track 1: AI & Startups

    India’s startup ecosystem has evolved in the last several years to be ranked 3rd largest startup ecosystem in the world, producing several unicorns. With a strong momentum, the latest trends are on building deep tech startups and b2b startup.


    Ravi Ravi Narayan Ravi Narayan is the Managing Director at Mentor Partners, a Bangalore-based seed fund, which he established as a brand name in India and Southeast Asia. He has forayed into the world of entrepreneurship in 1992 and emerged as an inspiring force in the country's startup ecosystem. Manish Manish Singhal Manish is a keen technology, people and business leader. He has over 23 years of operating and advisory experience across different sectors. He is the Founding Partner of pi Ventures, a venture fund focused on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and IoT based out of India. He co-founded LetsVenture.com and led it to become the leading marketplace for startups. Apurv Apurv Anand A former American Express executive, Apurv Anand co-founded SigTuple, a Bengaluru-based medical tech startup that uses Artificial Intelligence and cloud-based data processing, is planning to take the smart screening solutions to the US. Ashish Ashish Gupta Dr. Ashish Gupta is the co-founder and senior Managing Director at Helion Venture Partners since 2005. He also serves as Member of the Board of Directors at several companies including Kirusa, MySmartPrice, SimpliLearn and SMSGupshup. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded two successful companies — Tavant Technologies and Junglee (Amazon). Ashutosh Ashutosh Sharma Prof. Ashutosh Sharma is the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Ashutosh’sresearch contributions are highly interdisciplinary, spanning a wide range in nanotechnology; carbon based nanocomposites and MEMS/NEMS in energy, health and environment; functional interfaces; micro/nano-mechanics. Recipient of numerous honors and awards including the inaugural Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science, TWAS Science Prize of the World Academy of Sciences, and more. Ashutosh’s interest lies in ancient history and philosophy, poetry and art. Debu Debu Chatterjee Debu heads the Machine Learning, ArtificiaI Intelligence, and Analytics Product Engineering at ServiceNow. He has demonstrated successful technology leadership in diverse settings and scale. In the past, he was a key member of Oracle's flagship product, the database from version 6 to version 11 in various capacities. Every SQL access in Oracle goes through the code he has written. His enterprise software development experience spans 30 years in the areas of machine learning, predictive analytics, metadata services, distributed systems, databases, big data, systems management and fraud detection.
  • Session 6 - Track 2: Industry Focus: Finance

    Globally, financial services have always attracted bright engineers, PhDs and statisticians for “quant” roles to perform high frequency trading, options structuring, loan decisioning. Since the 1970s in the US and late nineties in India, logistic regressions have become the new loan officers.


    V V Kamakoti Dr. V. Kamakoti is a Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras. His areas of interests include Computer Architecture, Secure Systems Engineering and VLSI Design. He completed BE in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Madras followed by MS (By research) and PhD at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Prior to joining his alma mater as a faculty, he completed two post-doctoral assignments at Supercomputer Education and Research Center, Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru and Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. Rajiv Rajiv Sabharwal Rajiv Sabharwal, a B. Tech from IIT Delhi and PGDM from IIM Lucknow, has over 26 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Rajiv is currently the Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Limited. He is also the Chairman of Tata Capital Financial Services Limited, Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited and Tata Securities Limited and is also on the Board of Tata Cleantech Capital Limited, Tata Capital Pte Ltd. and Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited.Rajiv has been widely acknowledged and credited for his contribution to the growth of the Retail Banking and Real Estate & Housing Finance market in India. Pulak Pulak Ghosh Pulak Ghosh is Professor in the Decision Sciences Area at IIMB. His key specializations are in intersection of Big data, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and its use in Economics, Finance, Policy and Social Value Creation.Based on his outstanding and innovative contribution to research, the International Indian Statistical Association awarded him with the ``Young Scientist Award” in 2011. Govt of India awarded him the prestigious CR Rao award in 2015 and Econometric Society awarded him the Mahalanobis Award in 2016. Sankarson Sankarson Banerjee Sankarson Banerjee is the Chief Information Officer at RBL Bank. Before joining RBLBank, he served as CTO – Projects at National Stock Exchange of India Limited. He initiated NSE’smove to a new clearing and settlement system, a new index system, a new SAAS broker front officeand a new surveillance system. He also led the innovation agenda, making NSE a leader inexperimenting with Artificial Intelligence and blockchains in the Indian capital markets. He cofoundedIndbazaar, which gathered a million registered users and became India’s #3 portal on ashoestring. He led Futurebazaar from launch to India’s largest e-commerce site in 2006. The WorldCIO Council and the CIO Association of India ranked him 42nd in the list of India’s most influentialCIOsin 2011.Mr. Banerjee holds an MBA degree (Finance & Systems) from IIM Calcutta, India, and an IntegratedMSc degree in Mathematics from IIT Kharagpur, India. He has worked as a Venture Partner of TDACapital Partners and has served as the Chief Information Officer of IIFL Holdings Limited (IndiaInfoline Ltd). He has also worked with Accenture, Mphasis, Deccanet Designs and IBM in variouscapacities.
  • Lunch

  • Session 7 - Track 1: Governance of AI

    By their very nature AI techniques need not be always correct, and may exhibit undesirable bias, or result in unsafe behavior. In this session we will discuss whether AI needs governance, and if so at what level, i.e. at the intra-enterprise, industry, national or even international level, and in which contexts. For example, arenas that might need governance could include autonomous vehicles, weapons, algorithmic inclusion/exclusion from state/financial sector benefits (loans etc.), clarifying ownership of data (telematics/health/location etc.), and industrial/public safety (in the robotics context).


    Gautam Gautam Shroff As Vice President and Chief Scientist in Tata Consultancy Services, Dr. Gautam Shroff heads TCS Research. Prior to joining TCS in 1998, Dr. Shroff had been on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Early in his career has was conferred the Young Scientist Award by the Dept. of Atomic Energy Govt. of India. He has published over 90 papers and two books, and has recently has served on the ACM-India Council as well as the Govt. of India Task Force on AI. Anna Anna Roy Ms. Anna Roy, Adviser, NITI Aayog is a post graduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. She started her career as a lecturer of Economics in Delhi University and later joined the Indian Economic Service in 1992. She was a Research Officer in the Planning Commission, Transport Division, Project Management Unit, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. Anna has held various positions like Deputy Director, Joint Director, Director in Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and also Ministry of Civil Aviation during the period from 1996 to 2012. Roger Roger Taylor Roger Taylor is an entrepreneur, writer and regulator interested in how we make the power of data and automated systems work for the benefit of all.He is the Chair for both Ofqual and the Center for Data Ethics and Innovation in UK. Before his appointment as Chair, he was a member of Ofqual’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. His other board-level appointments include membership of the advisory group for HM Inspectorate of Probation and as an independent member of the Nuffield Health Board Quality and Safety Committee. Isaac Isaac Ben-Israel Professor Isaac Ben-Israel is an Israeli military scientist, general and ex-politician. He currently serves as the chairman of the Israeli Space Agency and the National Council for Research and Development, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space of Israel. He finished his service in the IDF ranked General, serving as head of the military Administration for the Development of Weapons and the Technological Industry. Between 2010-2012 he served as chief Cybernetics adviser to PM Netanyahu, during which period he founded the National Cyber Bureau in the PM office and launched the National Cyber Initiative. Ben Israel is now head of the Security Studies program in Tel Aviv University, where he also heads the annual international Cyber Security conference. Ben Israel is one of Israel's top experts on Space, Cyber and technological related security. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and a B.Sc in Physics and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University. Nipun Nipun Mehrotra Nipun is a business leader with 30+ years of diverse experience and expertise in driving growth andtransformation in IT Solutions / Services across India and Asia Pacific. He has worked in Wipro and IBM; his experience in Asia Pacific spans twelve years and has lived in Shanghai & Singapore for eight of them.<br><br>Returned to Bangalore in 2017 to be IBM’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for India/SA after being in<br>Shanghai and Singapore since 2012. He was amongst the first CDO’s appointed in an IBM region with a mandate to build strategic Client partnerships and transform IBM’s engagement with the Startup eco-system / Developers.
  • Session 7 - Track 2: Industry Focus - Healthcare

    A popular AI for healthcare platform named Watson has already begun handling patient concerns about their upcoming surgery through an interactive digital concierge. Yet, there have been instances where the current stage of AI with minimal training is not fully equipped to solve healthcare problems at large and there were some setbacks too.


    Jayanthi Jayanthi Sivaswamy Dr. Jayanthi Sivaswamy is the Dean (Academics) and Professor at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. She received her doctorate degree from Syracuse University, New York. Her research interests include Image processing, medical image analysis and biological vision. She has published her work in more than 10 reputed international journals, numerous international conferences and has co-authored two books of which one is on Hexagonal Image Processing. Niranjan Niranjan Joshi Prof Niranjan Joshi currently working as a Programme-in-Charge, BREC at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has years of experience behind him in the field of Biotechnology. Navakanta Navakanta Bhat He joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1999 where he is currently a Professor and Chair, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering. His current research is focused on Nanoelectronics device technology, Biosensors for point of care diagnostics and Gas sensors for pollution monitoring. He has 240 research publications in international journals and conferences and 10 granted US patents and 14 pending patents to his credit. He was instrumental in creating the National Nanofabrication Centre (NNfC) at IISc, Bangalore and served as the chairman of NNfC administration committee from 2010 to 2015. Tanveer Tanveer Mahmood Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood is an IBM Fellow and the Chief Scientist/overall lead for the world-wide Medical Sieve Radiology Grand Challenge project in IBM Research. She graduated with a Ph.D from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1993. Currently, she is working on applications of content-based retrieval in healthcare and medical imaging. Over the past 30 years, her research interests have been in a variety of areas relating to artificial intelligence including computer vision, image and video databases, medical image analysis, bioinformatics, signal processing, document analysis, knowledge and reasoning, and distributed computing frameworks.One of Tanveer’s earliest inventions was the vacuum cleaner robot, prototyped during the 1988 MIT AI Lab Olympics; the current form in the market these days is the Roomba. Vivek Vivek Shekhar Babu Babu O Narayanan
  • Break - Tea/Coffee

  • Session 8 - PLENARY SESSION IITs and AI Research

    PP PP Chakraborty Prof. PP Chakraborty is a distinguished computer scientist and Director at IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Chakraborty has many prestigious awards to his name, including the Shanti SwarupBhatnagarPrize for Science and Technology. He will be speaking at the TCS-PanIITConcalveas part of the AI for Social Good panel. Devang Devang V. Khakhar U. U. B. Desai PLENARY SESSION IITs and AI Research V. V. Ramgopal Rao Abhay Abhay Karandikar Bhaskar Bhaskar Ramamurthi Balaram Balaram Ravindran Dr. B. Ravindran is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and heads the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Madras. His research interests span the broader area of machine learning, ranging from spatio-temporal abstractions in Reinforcement Learning to social network analysis and data mining.
  • Session 9 - Launch of report of research in AI in India

    In this session, we will unveil itihaasa Research and Digital's report on the Landscape of AI/ML Research in India. The panel will discuss ideas to nurture the AI Research Ecosystem in India including enhancing AI student researcher talent, augmenting computing infrastructure, and establishing institutional mechanisms for conducting multi-disciplinary research and translational research.


    Krishnan Krishnan Narayanan Krishnan Narayanan is the co-founder and President of itihaasa Research and Digital (www.itihaasa.com) where he chronicled the sixty years of history of Indian IT. Over two decades, he has advised Global 1000 CXOs on digital transformation and collaborated with research & innovation clusters around the world. Balaram Balaram Ravindran Dr. B. Ravindran is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and heads the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Madras. His research interests span the broader area of machine learning, ranging from spatio-temporal abstractions in Reinforcement Learning to social network analysis and data mining. Mausam Mausam Dr. Mausam is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi and affiliate faculty at University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include sequential decision making under uncertainty, AI applications to crowd-sourcing and education, abstractions in ML and Markov Decision Processes, and open information extraction.
  • Valedictory Session

  • Special Session - Action Plan for India

    Action Plan for India Cocktail/Dinner for Distinguished IIT Allumni, Speaker and special Invitees.

    Sessions might subject to change before the event.