Schedule At A Glance 27th September 2019 | Hotel The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru, India

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration & Refreshments

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Opening Session: New India: Target 5 trillion economy where Wealth Creators are Respected, Innovation is boosted, Technology is Next Era; What should be the Needed reforms & Legal development

Speakers :

  • Samuel Mani, Partner, Mani Chengappa & Mathur
  • Neha Mahyavanshi, Director, Field Compliance Officer-South Asia, SAP
  • Dr. Sanjeev Gemawat, Executive Director & Group Company Secretary, Dalmia Bharat Group

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Over Tea/Coffee

11:15 AM - 12:00 AM

Panel Discussion I: How To Become A ‘Next Generation’ Governance Organization Balancing Risks And Ethics In An Age Of Accountability And Transparency? Discussion covers Governance and Compliance related to Companies Act, SEBI Regulations, POSH and Whistleblower

Speakers :

  • M.R. Prassanna, Former General Counsel, Aditya Birla Group

12:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Panel Discussion II: Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence & Connecting Devices: What are the Ethical, Legal & Regulatory Challenges & What are the Reforms needed?

Speakers :

  • Saugata Chakravarty, General Counsel-South Asia, Siemens
  • Rajeev Chopra, Managing Director - Legal, Accenture
  • Jyoti Pawar, SVP & Deputy General Counsel Global, Infosys
  • Subhadip Sarkar, Assistant Vice President, Cognizant Technology
  • Saurabh Awasthi, Sr. Counsel, Services, Asia Pacific, IBM
  • Harshitha Thammaiah, General Counsel, Xiaomi Technology India Private Limited

12:45 PM - 13:45 PM


13:45 PM - 14:30 PM

Panel Discussion III: Intellectual Property (IP) & Artificial Intelligence

The opportunity to commercialize IP in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space has shot up from the fact that UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) highlighted the rapid increase in AI patent applications worldwide. Without a patent or legally enforceable IP protection, it is very difficult to commercialize an invention or idea - What are the growth, opportunities & current trends?

Speakers :

  • Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand
  • Navita Chaubal, General Counsel, Wipro GE Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
  • Arshad Jamil, Associate Vice President - IPR-Biologics, Biocon Research Limited
  • Faiz ur Rahman, General Manager-IP, Wipro Limited
  • Sormistha Ghosh, General Counsel, Vice President - Legal & Secretarial, Strides Shasun Limited
  • Lakshminarayanan R, Director & Head – IP & Innovation Management, Samsung Electronics

14:30 PM - 14:45 PM

Networking Over Tea/Coffee

14:45 PM - 15:30 PM

Panel Discussion IV: Fraud, Risk & Internal Investigation: How Corporate Governance Helps

Speakers :

  • Gaganpreet Puri, Partner & Leader- Forensic Services, PwC India
  • K. R. Pradeep, Partner, Singh & Singh
  • Hiranmai Rallabandi, Partner - Legal and Regulatory, MHA Legal

15:30 PM - 16:15 PM

Panel Discussion V: Top 3 Challenges Faced By Legal Teams? What CEOs Expect From A General Counsel Or Legal Head? How The Legal & Compliance Teams Handle Pressure Situations? The Evolving Role Lawyer As A Strategic Advisor & Business Enabler

Speakers :

  • Vasanthika (Radhika) Srinath, Vice President, Concentrix
  • Panduranga Acharya, Director - Legal, Swiggy
  • Pawan Singhal, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Ather Energy
  • Sudha Hooda, General Counsel, India and Board Member, Nvidia Graphics Pvt Ltd
  • Madhu Sivaram Muttathil, Chief Legal Counsel, Avaya India Pvt. Ltd.

16:15 PM - 17:00 PM

Panel Discussion VI: Strategies How To Handle IT Related Disputes

17:00 PM - 17:45 PM

Panel Discussion VII: Data Governance Law: Data Privacy Regime: Protecting Consumer Data Challenges, How Organisations Are Thriving To Protect Their Data At Various Levels? Cyber Crime & Ethical Issues

Data protection laws seek to protect people’s data by providing individuals with rights over their data, imposing rules on the way in which companies and governments use data, and establishing regulators to enforce the laws. New regulatory regimes may need to be developed to address emerging new data-intensive systems, new frameworks nevertheless provides an important and fundamental starting point to ensure that the fundamental strong regulatory and legal safeguards are implemented to provide the needed governance frameworks nationally, and globally, before we see ourselves the subject of data exploitation. The session discusses the Privacy Regime, challenges faced by us & security challenges.

Speakers :

  • V Rajesh Kumar, Group Manager, Privacy and Data Protection Office, Infosys Ltd.
  • Na.Vijayashankar, Managing Director, Ujvala Consultants Pvt.Ltd.
  • Sheetal Sawhney Kapur, Senior Counsel And Director-Legal, Netflix
  • Sivaram Krishna Prakash, Senior Corporate Counsel, Cisco Systems India
  • Pujarini Maulik, Vice President, InMobi

17:45 PM - 18:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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