About The Event

Software Innovation Dialogue is Micro Focus' flagship customer residential conference in India. It’s journey started in 2015 with one business unit and through the years, added all their verticals including Government, Professional Services, and education.

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Where

Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty

When

Thursday to Saturday
13-15 June, 2019

Innovation Ambassador

Meet India’s Youngest Drone Wiz- Harshwardhan Zala

Innovation knows no boundaries- and yet, if the boundary presents itself in the guise of age- well, Harshwardhan surely knows how to destroy it!

Harshwardhan Zala, a 16-year-old student hailing from Gujarat, isn’t just another teenager figuring out his life. He is a Smart Tech Developer, Inventor, Programmer, Tinkerer, Mentor and Speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Aerobotics7, a technological start-up that focuses on designing and developing smart drones known as EAGLE A7 which can not only detect but also defuse landmines in war fields.

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Industry Speakers

N. Bala Subramanyam IPS

BalaSubramanyam N IPS

CEO, ePragati

Krishna Rao Thikkani

Krishna Rao Thikkani

Director, Capgemini

Achal Kataria

Achal Kataria

Vice President & Global Head of Technology, EXL

Ravi Sogi

Ravi Sogi

Head – HSDP Product Security and Privacy, Philips

Bhavesh Lakhani

Bhavesh Lakhani

Chief Technology Officer, SBI Mutual Fund

Monika Chourasia

Monika Chourasia

SVP - Application Operations, Vodafone Idea Limited

Vikram Kumar Yerram

Vikram Kumar Yerram

Country Sales Manager (Pointnext),
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Nirav Shah

Nirav Shah

Managing Partner – PwC

Rahul Soni

Rahul Soni

Vice President - Products & BI Services at Netlink Software

Ramakrishnan Venkataramanan

Ramakrishnan Venkataramanan

AVP Head Data & Analytics Matrimony

Rahul Neel Mani

Editor-in-Chief, Grey Head Media

Rishi Rajpal

Director - Global Security, Concentrix

Rohit Bhat

Country Category ManagerSynergy, ProLiant BladeSystem & Apollo Systems,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Praveen Sasidharan

Praveen Sasidharan

Partner, Deloitte

Key Speakers

Saurabh Saxena

Saurabh Saxena

Country Director, Micro Focus, India

Genefa Murphy

Genefa Murphy

Global Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Enablement, Micro Focus

Reuben Sinclair

Reuben Sinclair

Director, Cyber Security,Micro Focus

Andrew Wild

Andrew Wild

President, Vertica, Micro Focus

Chane Cullens

Chane Cullens

Director of Strategy, IT Operations Management, Product Group, Micro Focus

Stephen McNulty

Stephen McNulty

President - APJ, Micro Focus

Jyoti Prakash

Jyoti Prakash

Country Manager - India, Enterprise Security, Micro Focus

Rameez Meera Sahib

Rameez Meera Sahib

Global Chief Technology Officer, Big Data & Analytics Software Solutions, Micro Focus

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta

Director, Business Consulting, Enterprise DevOps, Micro Focus

Rakshay Mohan

Rakshay Mohan

Country Manager, Application Modernization and Connectivity, Micro Focus

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Ops Bridge Product Manager, Micro Focus

Manish Balooja

Manish Balooja

Pre Sales Country Manager, Micro Focus

Eran Bachar

Eran Bachar

Leader- Product Management, Enterprise DevOps, Micro Focus and Customer Dialogue

Karthik N

N Karthik

Country Manager Enterprise Sales, Micro Focus

Sonu Singh

Sonu Singh

Senior Consultant, IM&G and Data Protector, Micro Focus

Devadas Kovilakath

Devadas Kovilakath

Product Manager - Filr, Micro Focus

Shayshi K Bhalla

Shayshi K Bhalla

Country Manager - PreSales, Security Risk and Governance, Micro Focus

Praveen Patil Kulkarni

Country Manager, IM&G & Data Protector, Micro Focus

Event Schedule

Agenda with Synopsis

Guest Arrivals & Check-In

Lunch at Grand Ballroom

Registration and Innovation Tour

Micro Focus ITOM User Group(Select customers only)


Stephen McNulty
President - APJ, Micro Focus



Chane Cullens
Director of Strategy, IT Operations Management, Product Group, Micro Focus



Amit Kumar
Operations Bridge Product Manager, Micro Focus & ITOM Customers

Saurabh Saxena

Welcome Keynote

Saurabh Saxena

Country Director, Micro Focus, India

Stephen Mcnulty

Keynote Micro Focus Unique Advantage

Stephen McNulty, President - APJ, Micro Focus

Micro Focus Unique Advantage is the knowledge and experience which puts us in the ideal space to help customers run and transform their business.

Genefa Murphy

Keynote "Bridging Now and Next"

Genefa Murphy, Global Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Enablement, Micro Focus

Micro Focus delivers innovation that enables customers to bridge existing and emerging technologies; protecting their investments and supporting their digital transformation journey.

Panel Discussion - Technology to Transform: Bridging the Gaps in Digital Transformation Journey

Panel of Industry Thought Leaders

Karthik N

Moderated by:

N Karthik, Country Manager Enterprise Sales, Micro Focus


Bhavesh Lakhani

Industry Panelists:

Bhavesh Lakhani
Chief Technology Officer, SBI Mutual Fund


Ravi Sogi

Ravi Sogi
Head – HSDP Product Security and Privacy, Philips


Praveen Sasidharan

Praveen Sasidharan
Partner, Cyber Risk at Deloitte


Monika Chourasia

Monika Chourasia
SVP - Application Operations, Vodafone Idea Limited

Gain insights on how industry leaders are solving complex problems and how they see the connect between the digital present and the digital future.

HarshvardhanSinh Zala

Innovation Ambassador - Bridging Now and Next

Harshwardhan Zala
India's Youngest Tech Evangelist and Drone Wiz

Felicitation- Software Innovators of the Year

Micro Focus Executives

Demos & Networking Dinner

Breakfast & One-on-one meetings

Welcome & Opening"Accelerating Enterprise Innovations" Coffee Table Book Launch

Stephen McNulty, President - APJ, Micro Focus


Saurabh Saxena

Saurabh Saxena
Country Director, Micro Focus, India


Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani
Editor-in-Chief, Grey Head Media

Confluence of Speed & Quality in the Digital Future

Eran Bachar
Leader- Product Management, Enterprise DevOps, Micro Focus and Customer Dialogue

 

Balasubramanyam N (IPS)

Balasubramanyam N (IPS)
CEO, ePragati

 

Krishna Rao Thikkani

Krishna Rao Thikkani
Director, Capgemini


Session moderated by:

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta
Director, Business Consulting, Enterprise DevOps, Micro Focus


To stay ahead of the curve in the digital future, delivering at the speed of change without increasing operational friction has become imperative. In this session gain insights on how to industrialize application delivery for improved business confidence and customer experience by streamlining and automating processes across Dev and Ops.

Chane Cullens

Parity in Hybrid IT: Are you coupling fast enough?

Chane Cullens, Director of Strategy, IT Operations Management Product Group,
Micro Focus and Customer Dialogue


Nirav Shah

Nirav Shah
Managing Partner – PwC

 

Session moderated by:

N Karthik

N Karthik
Country Manager Enterprise Sales, Micro Focus


The ground for IT operations is shifting. The adoption of fast-moving technologies for standing out in the digital future requires you to consistently bridge the chasm between traditional and transformational IT. Join us for this session to learn how to run your IT stacks with confidence, to accelerate innovation and agility in a hybrid world.

Tea & Coffee Break

Innovation Tour

Panel discussion : Discover Guiding Constellations of Cyber Security in the Digital Universe

Panel discussion moderated by

Jyoti Prakash

Jyoti Prakash, Country Manager - India, Enterprise Security, Micro Focus



Reuben Sinclair

panelist:

Reuben Sinclair, Director, Cyber Security, Micro Focus


Achal Kataria

Achal Kataria
Vice President & Global Head of Technology, EXL



Rishi Rajpal
Director - Global Security, Concentrix


More powerful data, more connected apps and widespread use of the cloud in today’s digital age means increased level of threats for your enterprise. In this session, we will help you join the dots to decode the constellation of stars and their effects commonly known as threats and vulnerability, compliance and guidelines, expansion and agility, enabling you to be better prepared to respond to threats.

Analytics for Enterprise Digital Transformation

Andrew Wild, President - Vertica, Micro Focus


Lokesh Sharma
Sales Director, Vertica – India and SAARC and Customer Dialogue


Rahul Soni

Rahul Soni
Vice President - Products & BI Services at Netlink Software


Ramakrishnan Venkataramanan
AVP Head Data & Analytics Matrimony


Organizations are sitting on massive amounts of data; most of it untouched. There is data from IT, Sales & Marketing, Operations and Third Parties and the need to integrate and analyse these diverse datasets quickly and insightfully is the key to any successful digital transformation delivering better customer relationships and operational efficiencies. Come learn how you can have a more strategic relationship with your data; one that cuts across your silos and eliminates complexity driving game-changing insights so quickly that you can automate decisions and drive competitive differentiation.

Rakshay Mohan

Accelerating the Journey to Modernization- Application, Process and Infrastructure

Rakshay Mohan

Country Manager, Application Modernization and Connectivity,
Micro Focus


Thriving in a competitive digital landscape would mean transforming the systems hosting the core business processes. This would demand for innovation around modernization with low risk, accelerated delivery powered by gile development & continuous testing practices supported by flexible ,secure & cost efficient deployment models. Learn how application, process and infrastructure can help you achieve unprecedented speed to market, competitive advantage and operational efficiency.

From unstructured to structured data: governing & protecting information

Praveen Patil Kulkarni, Country Manager, IM&G & Data Protector, Micro Focus

Data volumes and requirements are exploding, weighing down IT and forcing organisations to eliminate legacy data and applications. Come, see us at this session to learn the best practices for information management and governance, data quality, security, privacy as well as for regulatory compliance and maximising value.

Lunch

Government Roundtable - Achieve Mission Readiness for Smart Cities

Hybrid IT Management


Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar
Ops Bridge Product Manager, Micro Focus

Operations Bridge - Know more about the first containerized, service-oriented autonomous monitoring solution for Hybrid IT. With Operations Bridge, autonomous AI Operations starts monitoring resources automatically to assure minimal downtime. Using AIOps, incoming data is analyzed, alerting you to potential trouble and remediating - before impacting business


Manish Balooja

Manish Balooja
Pre Sales Country Manager, Micro Focus

Service Management Automation X - Learn more about SMAX, the machine learning based solution for ESM, ITSM and ITAM, which comes with exciting new capabilities including, an intent based smart virtual agent with Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and build in Kubernetes for containerized deployment. SMAX has been recognized by Forrester as “Best in class change management, including advanced risk analytics and optimization of the change process itself – crucial in the age of DevOps


Vikram

Vikram Kumar Yerram
Country Sales Manager (Pointnext), Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HPE GreenLake (Joint GTM with Micro Focus) - In this session, learn more about Pay-as-you-go consumption-based IT solutions that deliver desired outcomes with hardware, software and expertise on-premises or in the cloud.



Enterprise DevOps


Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta
Director, Business Consulting, Enterprise DevOps, Micro Focus



Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar
Director Global QA Technology, Aon

Scale DevOps in the Enterprise - In this session, learn about best practices, frameworks and KPIs to optimize the value stream of application delivery. Bridge the gaps in Enterprise DevOps through automation, enhanced visibility, governance and control in a large and complex application landscape


Security, Risk & Governance


Reuben Sinclair

Reuben Sinclair
Director, Cyber Security, Asia Pacific and Japan, Micro Focus



Damanjit S. Uberoi

Damanjit S. Uberoi
General Manager, Delivery Head, Cyber Defence Centers, Wipro


Discussion on Intelligent SOC - Join us to get in-depth knowledge of Identities, Applications and Data Management. The session will revolve around the intricacies of both evolved & evolving markets. Perhaps covering Large Enterprises and Government bodies, with perfectly laid roadmap discussions from experienced SME of developed countries and CISO’s / Security experts, how fast pace economies are gearing up. This session will cover Application Security, Data Security and how SOAR can cover the organizations from internal & external threats.



Application Security Overview

Amol Raina

Amol Raina
National Sales Manager, Fortify, Micro Focus


Venu Madhav Vadlamani
Pre-Sales Consultant, Applications Security, Micro Focus



Information Management & Governance

Sonu Singh
Senior Consultant, IM&G and Data Protector, Micro Focus


Devadas Kovilakath
Product Manager - Filr, Micro Focus


Praveen Patil Kulkarni
Country Manager, IM&G, and Data Protector, Micro Focus

Information Management & Governance: Collaborate, Protect and Govern - Learn how you can leverage Micro Focus solutions to collaborate anytime anywhere any device whilst still adhering to company security policies. Discover Micro Focus governance solutions that can help you manage risk whilst unlocking value. And with its flagship data protection portfolio learn how you can protect your


Rohit Bhat
Country Category ManagerSynergy, ProLiant BladeSystem & Apollo Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Composable Bladed Infrastructure for Hybrid Cloud Environment - HPE Synergy, a powerful software-defined solution which enables you to compose fluid pools of physical and virtual compute, storage and fabric resources into any configuration for any workload.


Predictive Analytics


Rameez Meera Sahib
Global Chief Technology Officer, Big Data & Analytics Software Solutions, Micro Focus

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Advanced Analytics - Enterprises trying to reinvent themselves as digital enterprises have found it hard to scale up and accelerate digital transformation journeys. The secret sauce for survival relies on extracting the value of data in real-time and applying advanced analytics for automation and decision support. The session will discuss and help you to uncover the true value of data and advanced analytics for accelerating digital transformation.

  • How to turn Data into Business Assets
  • Common challenges of Advanced Analytics at Scale
  • How to analyze without limits and Accelerate Digital Transformation Journeys

AI Equals Competitive Advantage - Even though ML, AI concepts are not new, for many years, the volume of data available for most companies didn’t support the dream of machine learning and AI. And Fast forward to today, where data volumes are massive, exploding to the point many companies can’t even manage it. Machine Learning and AI have the Power to accelerate digital transformation initiatives and transform business operations in every industry by predicting machine failures, preventing health issues, protecting from cyber-attacks, uncovering fraud, providing better customer experience, etc. The session will showcase a few industrysolutions and provide answers to these questions:

  • How do you bridge the gap between data and outcomes?
  • Machine Learning and AI is Nothing New, so Why Does this Opportunity for Transformation Fall Short?
  • How Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning can power apps for competitive advantage?

Demo Tour with Tea/Coffee & One-on-one Meeting

Hi Tea & CSR briefing |Innovation Tour

CSR Cum Team Building Activity

Sweep Stakes | Innovation Tour | Leisure Time

Networking Dinner

Power Breakfast and One-on-one Meetings

Departures

Innovation Tour

When the competitive ground shifts, you need to be ready. By bridging the gap between existing and emerging technologies, our software helps you innovate faster, with less risk, on your path to digital transformation.

Enterprise DevOps

Build and deliver better software faster



Hybrid IT Management

Operate with agility



Security, Risk & Governance

Secure what matters most – identities, applications, and data

Predictive Analytics

Accurate predictions, actionable insights, and automated discovery


Experience Kochi


Set sail on an exploration spree in the magical city conjured up by land and water. Enjoy the symphony of rain and slender coconuts swaying in the light breeze as you bridge now with the next.

Be spellbound by the effusive charm of the backwaters and soak in its sensory riches while you stay at Grand Hyatt. Perched on plush green land on the serene Bolgatty island, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is a waterfront urban resort overlooking the scenic backwaters of Vembanad Lake.

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