|08:30 – 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 – 09:40||Welcome
Spencer Kelly, TV and Radio Presenter, and Technology Guru
|09:40 – 09:50||Opening Remarks
Shankar Narayanan, VP and Country Head UK and Ireland, TCS
|09:50 – 10:25||Research and Innovation strategies for the Enterprise in digital times
K. Ananth Krishnan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TCS
|10:25 – 11:00||Keynote: Cyborgs, Robots with brains and Turing conversations with AI
Prof. Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University, England
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break and chance to visit the TCS Innovation Showcase|
|11:30 – 12:05||Keynote: How technology is turbocharging everything
Sophie Hackford, Former Director, Consulting and Education, WIRED
|12:05 – 12:30||Avoiding Batch Jobs Hell with AI solutions from ignioTM
Prof. Harrick Vin and Daryl Brookes, Director IT Service Delivery, Operations & Delivery, Nationwide Building Society
|12:30 – 13:00||Client CXO Panel Session: How Enterprises are moving from "adopting" digital to "thinking" digital
Moderator: Spencer Kelly
Mike Fox, Director CIO Group Transformation, BT
Prof. Dr. Paul Iske, Speaker, Author, Consultant
Tom Ridsdill - Smith, Chief Digital Officer, Woodside
James Robbins, CIO, DRAX Group
Prof. Avishai Wool, CTO, Algosec
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch and chance to visit the TCS Innovation Showcase|
|14:00 – 16:30||Industry Breakout Sessions (parallel streams - click to expand)|
Former Director, Consulting and Education, Wired
Keynote: How technology is turbocharging everything
Sophie taps into her network from Wired and beyond to present the latest ideas and developments and examines where technology and society meet. A first-hand witness to many of the latest innovations and the creative thinkers behind them, Sophie applies her knowledge to the real world. She asks what these developments mean for consumers, employees and for a business’ place in the world, and helps any business start to prepare for an uncertain future.
Daryl Brookes, Director IT Service Delivery, Operations & Delivery, Nationwide Building Society
Daryl Brookes, Director IT Service Delivery, Operations & Delivery, Nationwide Building Society Daryl has extensive experience covering various CIO, IT and Change Director roles for a number of financial institutions including Barclays, Lloyds and HBOS. Career highlights include leading the credit card integration between Halifax and Bank of Scotland, moving a £6Bn business from Glasgow to Cardiff for Barclays and introducing digital loan applications – a first in the market. Immediately prior to joining Nationwide in summer 2014, Daryl was the IT and Change Director for Barclays Partner Finance and UK Secured Lending, where he successfully delivered the strategic plan for Change and IT Service over a three year period.
TV and Radio Presenter, and Technology Guru
Spencer has broadcast to the nation upside down, mid-air and hanging off a cliff-face. He is currently a frequent presenter on a major British national television network. Prior to this, he worked on Five’s The Gadget Show.
He presented the breakfast radio show for Ocean FM, part of the Capital Radio Group, for six years and he has interviewed celebrities from Sir David Attenborough to Phil Collins. Spencer was awarded Tech Personality of the Year at the 2015 T3 Awards.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TCS
Keynote: Research and Innovation strategies for the Enterprise in digital times
Ananth has architected a 4E model to make invention, innovation and co-innovation deliver value to TCS’ business and it’s customers. Under his leadership the TCS research community has created a significant portfolio of patents, papers and IP. He was elected a Fellow at the Indian Academy of Engineering (INAE) in recognition of his contributions towards engineering in 2013. Ananth has been listed in Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders (2007) and in Infoworld’s Top 25 CTOs (2007).
Country Head, UK & Ireland, TCS
Shankar Narayanan heads up TCS’ second largest country operation. He is responsible for driving business strategy and operations for the company’s UK & Ireland business, delivering IT and consultancy services to over 150 UK clients, including Aviva, Boots, British Airways, BT, Diageo, National Grid, NEST, Marks & Spencer, Thames Water and Virgin Atlantic. Shankar also oversees the Retail & Consumer Practice across Europe, managing a client portfolio that includes several of the top retailers in the region
Vice President and Global Head of Digitate, TCS
Over the past 20 years, Harrick has been involved in developing novel solutions in variety of areas in computing. Prior to this role, Harrick was the Chief Scientist of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He was also the Global Head for Innovation and Transformation for IT Infrastructure Services at TCS. Harrick has authored more than 150 papers in leading international journals and conferences and is a recipient of several awards.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University
Keynote: Cyborgs, Robots with brains and Turing conversations with AI
Formerly Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, Kevin carries out research in artificial intelligence, control and robotics, and has been described as Britain’s leading prophet of the robot age. As well as publishing over 500 research papers, Kevin’s experiments into implant technology led to him being featured as the cover story on the US magazine ‘Wired’. In 1998 he shocked the international scientific community by having a silicon chip transponder surgically implanted in his left arm.
Chief Technology Officer, Algosec
Prof. Avishai Wool, Chief Technology Officer, Algosec Prof. Avishai Wool is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He is also deputy-director of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at TAU. His research interests include computer, network, and wireless security, SCADA systems, smart-card and RFID systems, sidechannel cryptanalysis, and firewall technology. Prior to joining Tel Aviv University, Prof. Wool spent four years as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. In 2000 he co-founded Lumeta Corp. In 2003 he co-founded AlgoSec Systems, a network security company, for which he continues to serve as Chief Technical Officer.
Managing Director IT Solutions, ABN AMRO
Michel is responsible for the development and implementations of IT Solutions within ABN AMRO. In the journey to bring ABN AMRO in the next digital era of banking, he is also executing a program called TOPS2020, investing in simplification of the IT landscape and further digitization of the ABN AMRO product offering. Prior to this, he took several positions as Operations head for Payments, Securities and later on Fullfilment & Services and led the 2.300 fte Operations NL department during the separation of RBS and the integration between ABN AMRO and Fortis bank.
Head of GOFE Enterprise Systems, Lloyds Banking Group
Juliette has worked in financial services for over 25 years and is an experienced business and technology change manager & programme leader with deep expertise in project development and a strong track record of delivery of global, multi million, multi stream projects. She has worked with top tier institutions, Investment Banks, the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England. Juliette is recognised for her expertise of the dynamics of client relationship management (CRM) operating models, where she delivered capability to over 50 countries for a major investment bank, and management information (MI) design topics and in general a self-confessed numbers geek.
Speaker, Author, Consultant
Paul Iske is professor at the School of Business and Economics, University Maastricht, Netherlands, focusing on Open Innovation and Business Venturing.
Paul founded the ‘Institute of Brilliant Failures’ with the mission to highlight the importance of experimentation to achieve paradigm shifts and breakthrough innovation. Paul acts as a board-room consultant and international speaker on issues related to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Until 2015, Paul Iske was Chief Dialogues Officer and Director of the Innovation Centre at ABN AMRO Bank.
Head of Payments Transformation, TCS
Rakesh’s team works across TCS accounts to provide thought leadership, payments re-imagination, programme & architectural governance and subject matter expertise for payments transformation programmes; these include legacy system re-engineering and payments innovation. Rakesh has an extensive architecture background with over a decade of experience implementing the ACH transformation programme in the UK and rolling out the UK faster payments central implementation. He has also had extensive experience transforming a cross border B2B money transfer platform.
Consulting Partner Global Consultancy Practice Tata Consultancy Services London
Rodger has 20+ years industry experience across Financial Services in the America’s, Asia, Middle East, Europe and the UK Rodger has a primary focus on helping clients understand transformation and in particular how technology can enable business transformation. He is a regular speaker at industry events and has recently been elected to lead Techuk’s DTL working group.
VP and CTO for Banking and Financial Services, TCS
In his current role, Ram is responsible for incubating and identifying innovative solutions and led several large mission-critical transformation implementations for TCS' BFSI clients across the globe. Two of the complex multi-million dollar programmes he led has won "Banker Technology Awards" from the prestigious UK based Financial Times Group - Banker Magazine highlighting the complexity and business value delivered to the clients. Besides new technology & large scale transformation, he is also keenly interested in Platform based outsourcing.
Enterprise Security Architect, Enterprise Security and Risk Management, TCS
Dr K P S Sandhu has over 16+ years of experience in information technology of which the previous 10 have been in enterprise security spanning Cyber Security Architecture, transitioning and managing security operations, and cloud security. His experience spans the Public Sector, Banking, Retail and Energy sectors wherein he has worked on projects spanning enterprise security architecture, information security strategy, risk management, governance, enterprise resilience, managed security service operation, compliance, audits and vulnerability assessment.
Head – Digital Enterprise Solutions, Global Consulting Practice, TCS
Frank Diana has 29 years of organizational leadership experience in technology and general management. He is currently leading the business solutions organization for TCS Global Consulting, initially focused on digital and analytic solutions. Prior to joining TCS, Frank Diana led an advanced analytics growth business for enherent Corp., and served as Chief Product Officer for Aelera Corporation where he managed the development of a market facing social computing and advanced analytics platform.
Managing Director, i2 media research ltd & Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Jonathan is a leading expert in consumer and media psychology, behavioural insights and human factors of digital media. Taking his starting point fundamental psychology research and methods, Jonathan has developed and applied a body of knowledge to the optimization of digital media products and services, focused on optimizing user experience. He has 20 years+ record of applied consumer and behavioural insights research for the public, third and commercial sectors, and for brands across sectors.
Senior Vice President, Celent
Jamie Macgregor is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Insurance practice and is based in the firm's London office. Jamie has led the development of Celent’s innovation framework and has been a major contributor to shaping Celent’s global insurance agenda. His research focuses on IT strategy and the technology challenges facing the European market, contributing to the debate around innovation, digital transformation, the impact of regulation, and, the emerging insurtech arena.
Chief Customer Officer, NEST
Gavin has been involved with the development of auto enrolment since 2007, initially advising DWP on the operational impacts of the proposed legislation and moving on to the development of the requirements for what would become the solution for NEST.
Prior to his work at NEST, Gavin spent almost his entire career in the corporate pensions sector – with roles at Friends Provident, Clerical Medical, Aon Hewitt, myCSP and Hargreaves Lansdown
Head of Customer Innovation Energy & Resources & Automotive, BT
With over 30 years of experience in IT, Andy is an award-winning business technologist holding a special interest in the evolution of new technologies in the interconnected world.
Andy is responsible for using innovation to help address his customer’s business challenges, providing thought leadership on everything from big data, to the internet of things and cyber security.
Traditionally Andy has focused on high value propositions across a range of industries including health, oil and gas, utilities and most recently automotive.
Head Insurance Technology Practice - Europe, TCS
Vineet drives technology thought leadership, transformation and innovation within Tata Consultancy Services. He leads a team of Solution and Enterprise Architects, aligned to various technology focus areas and leads in change and transformation programs.
Global Head - Internet of Things (IoT) Practice, Manufacturing, TCS
As a business owner, Nandan is responsible for all aspects of Manufacturing IoT business. He is an accomplished business leader with 23+ years of industry experience across management, strategy, operations and delivery of IT solutions and services. He brings a rich experience across diverse domains (Telecom, Financial Services, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Manufacturing and Industrial Process Automation). Nitesh has delivered a talk on "Fast Track to Building Smart Connected City" at LiveWorx 2015, Boston. He is also an IP co-owner.
Head of Internet of Things (IoT) Practice, Manufacturing, TCS
Along with providing services to clients in the IoT space, Mitesh runs innovation and solution development programs to develop business solution leveraging new age technology. He works closely with research groups and academia to shape research programs to meet industry needs. He has a fine blend of experience in IT, manufacturing and machine tool making which enables him to leverage IoT to be the best possible.
CEO and Co-Founder, Indegy
Barak Perelman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Indegy, an industrial cybersecurity startup building a comprehensive security and governance platform to protect industrial networks and critical infrastructures. Before founding Indegy, Perelman led several multimillion dollar cybersecurity projects at the Israeli Defense Force and received commendation for his service and achievements. He is a graduate of the elite Talpiot military academy and has over 15 years of hands-on experience in cybersecurity and protection of critical infrastructures. Perelman holds a B.Sc. in computer science, physics and math, and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.
Head of TCS Scotland
Gopalan is responsible for continuing to develop TCS’ footprint within the Scottish market. He successfully grew the region for TCS over a 4 year period developing and managing several long standing client relationships. Additionally, Gopalan is responsible for UK Sales for Hi-tech, Energy, Life Sciences and Manufacturing sectors for TCS UK operations. In February 2016, Gopalan was invited by Scottish Government to join their exclusive GlobalScot Network of business leaders and influencers in Scotland.
Dr. Venkataramana Runkana leads the Unit Innovation Programme for Manufacturing & Engineering and Industrial Services Business Units.Venkat has more than 25 years of experience in process modeling, simulation and optimization, advanced data analytics, and process development, scale-up and design. Venkat received the TCS Distinguished Scientist Award in 2014 and is an AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Kanpur since May 2013.
UK Head & Retail & CPG, Tata Consultancy Services
During his 23 years of career with TCS, Shekar has managed several relationships and large programs including the largest IT project of its type in the retail domain in UK. Currently Shekar is responsible for the Retail & CPG business for TCS in UK. Shekar has a Masters degree in Industrial Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is affiliated with Project Management Institute and IEEE.
Managing Director, Alsbridge
Barry is recognized as one of the leading sourcing practitioners in the UK, having led a wide range of transformational sourcing transactions over the past 18 years. In 2010, Barry recognized that leading businesses were demanding a more agile, expert and relationship based approach to sourcing advice and he co-founded Source to address that need. Alsbridge acquired Source in 2015 and Barry leads Alsbridge’s business in Europe, overseeing operational and delivery services with the objective of ensuring that all Alsbridge advised deals deliver positive outcomes.
CTO, N Brown Group
Tim applies start-up learning and ethos to enterprises. This results in true innovation, quicker time to market, better customer experience and challenging traditional convention. He has worked in a range of start-ups and enterprises across Utility, Telco, Retail and Financial services since he graduated in 1997. Tim is currently CTO for N Brown Group which is undergoing a full transformation and has brands such as JD Williams, Simple Be and Jacamo.
Editorial Director, RIS News
Joe is the Editorial Director and featured blogger for RIS News, an EnsembleIQ media portfolio. Joe is consistently named as one of the top 50 Influencers in Retail, a top 10 retail technology blogger and asked to be a presenter at SXSW Interactive. Joe is a frequently quoted source who has appeared in USA Today, American Public Media (NPR), Washington Post and others. He is also a frequent speaker at retail industry conferences such as the NRF Big Show and Shop.Org.
Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence, TCS
A recognized author and thought leader on trends across supply chain management, Rich’s book Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results (Wiley, 2012) is praised as a great read on business transformation. Rich successfully launched the supply chain advisory services for AMR Research (now Gartner) and led the development of the SCOR® model, founding and serving on the APICS Supply Chain Council. Additionally, Rich serves as EVP, APICS Austin and held senior management positions with market leading technology and consulting corporations.
Partner, PA Consulting & Travel, Transportation and Logistics Expert
Anders has more than 15 years of experience as management consultant and advisor to executives and board members of public companies as well as state owned enterprises and organisations.
He has international experience, but over the last few years, mainly been working in the Nordics Anders is specialised within the transportation sector including post and logistics, aviation, hotels, rail and infrastructure. Primary clients include senior executives, CEO’s, CCO’s and COO’s and Business Area Managers, or similar, of larger clients.
VP - Digital & IT, YOTEL
Fergus is responsible for all digital strategy and services, IT innovation and back end and guest-facing technology including support of current hotels and strategic direction for IT in the cabins and shared spaces in new YOTEL hotels. He is a serial digital entrepreneur and technology transformation agent and led award-winning IT, eCommerce and innovation initiatives in Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Fergus was nominated as one of the top 100 UK CIOs for 2016.
CTO, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality Business Unit, TCS
Satish is an established technology leader and thinker with many industry-first solutions and products to his credit. In his current role, Satish is responsible for Research and Innovation for the TCS' Travel, Transport and Hospitality unit. As the unit's CTO, he is responsible for technology strategy and roadmap. He has been closely involved in numerous transformational programs across the breadth of the Travel, Transport and Hospitality industries.
Vice President EMEA IT, Avis Budget Group
Gary has been with Avis for approximately 5 years, joining in 2012 from Gazprom Marketing and Energy Trading division. His career has seen him hold a number of senior IT positions mainly in Energy/Utility companies. AsVice President EMEA IT Gary manages all IT for the 12 Corporate ABG countries and 60+ Licensees. Gary is responsible for the development and maintenance of all technology that their customers use to interact with
Director, the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Arts
Rama Gheerawo is an international figure within design, business and innovation with nearly two decades of experience as. He is a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services and transport with over 100 projects to his name. He works with government, industry and the public sector with a client list that includes Samsung, Toyota, P&G, Panasonic, Sony, Arthritis Research UK and the UK and Hong Kong governments – training around 400 civil servants for the latter on creativity and leadership.
MBA FIET FCMI C.Eng C.Mgr
Technology Director, Business Systems
TalkTalk Group PLC
Philip is an transformational technology leader having delivered many world firsts including the digital video standard MPEG, co-developing the now ubiquitous ‘EPG’ for StarTV and being part of the team that architected Freeview. Philip’s technology career also includes developing the concept of browser technology into consumer devices, the modern day fore-runner of the iPhone and delivering major technology for the 2012 Olympics. Philip has worked with some of the biggest media and telco brands including News, Oracle, Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk.
Director, Group Revenue Assurance, BT Group
As Director of Group Revenue Assurance in BT, Bernice leads one of the most comprehensive and diverse RA functions in the industry, overseeing BT’s wholesale and retail revenue streams across 6 different businesses. Before BT, Bernice worked at a variety of telcos, including TalkTalk, AOL Broadband, Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone. She has great hands-on experience, with over 16 years in RA, fraud management and billing. She is also in the steering committee of the Industry Risk and Assurance Group (RAG), helping to ensure the RAG always remains relevant to CPs and current issues they are facing.
Digital Transformation Director, Energy Retailers & Water companies, PwC
Richard is an experienced leader of Digital Transformation programs, delivering new capabilities and operating models. With over 20 years’ experience of implementing customer strategies through multiple channels, including the utilisation of advanced analytics for customer segmentation and propensity modelling.
EDF Energy R&D UK Centre
Xavier is leading the development of EDF Group research and development activities in the UK. Prior to his current role, Xavier was directing a department at EDF R&D in France dealing with electricity system economics and technologies, working on renewable and storage integration and impact on the electricity system. He also successfully steered the creation of an institute for photovoltaic technology development and innovation in France (IPVF) bringing together industrial (EDF, Total, Air Liquide), academic and government partners.
Director – Networked Industries , TCS
Gobinda is part of TCS UK & Ireland’s leadership team responsible TCS’ growth within the Energy and Utility, Telecoms and Media Industry. He has over 23+ years of experience in the industry. He has spent a significant part of his career focusing on Utility industry globally and has spent the last 12 years with UK and Ireland clients. Gobinda has lead TCS’ engagements across the big six electricity retailers in UK bringing in solutions across the customer service, asset management and back office areas. He has a masters degree from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Engineering Services Head for Energy, Utility, Resources & Govt Sectors, TCS
Venkatesh Patil is Global Head of Engineering business for Energy, Utility, Resources & Government sectors in TCS. He is responsible for Engineering service delivery & customer relationship across these sectors. Engineering services portfolio includes Design Engineering, Production Operations, Asset Management, Capital Projects, Geospatial Technology, Plant Automation & Controls Engineering, IT – OT integration, IoT, Real Time Systems Engineering. Venkatesh has over 21 years of industry experience across Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing domains.
CTO, Utilities Industry Solution Unit, TCS
Sumit has over 18 years of experience in projects involving IT, instrumentation, and automation. He is the architect of the TCS’ framework for smart metering and is presently driving all of TCS’ smart metering initiatives. He leads the program support for TCS’ smart metering projects in the UK, the US, and Australia, and has hands-on experience with leading metering systems, meter data management, and home automation products. In the past, Sumit has worked with ABB and Emerson Electric on power plant automation projects and power SCADA projects.
Chief Scientist, Xynteo
Gabrielle advises C-Level executives from a variety of industries about low-carbon and resource-efficient growth, using sustainability as a better way to do business and providing leadership toolkits for the twenty-first century. She has written and commissioned in all areas of science and technology, from quantum computers to novel energy sources and the future of biotechnology. She has presented for BBC Radio, writes for many newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of The Hot Topic.
Matt is accountable for the end-to-end asset data and information lifecycle, including collection and capture, asset registers and geospatial systems management, data quality management and analytics.
Prior to joining UK Power Networks in 2008, Matt operated in various management and leadership roles within the construction and building services sector. He is a highly experienced business and data management professional with a deep knowledge of business strategy and planning.
Institute of Engineering Technology : Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place,
London WC2R 0BL
This year’s TCS Innovation Forum is to be held at the IET, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL
Should you wish to arrange accommodation in advance, please see our list of recommended hotels below. All of the hotels listed are in walking distance from the venue.
Please note we do not have any rooms on allocation for this event. To make an enquiry or to find out the best available rates, please follow the links below to visit the website for the hotel directly.
|The Savoy – 5*
Tel: 020 7836 4343
|Strand, London WC2R 0EU
|The Waldorf Hilton – 5*
Tel: 020 7836 2400
|Aldwych, London WC2B 4DD
|ME London – 5*
Tel: 0808 234 1953
|336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
|Strand Palace Hotel – 4*
Tel: 020 7379 4737
|372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ
|Amba Hotel – 4*
Tel: 0871 376 9012
|Strand, London WC2N 5HX
|Premier Inn – 3*
Tel: 0871 527 9334
|Leicester Square, Queens House, 1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7BP
|Citadines – 3*
Tel: 020 7766 3700
|Trafalgar Square, 18-21 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5EA