INTEROP MUMBAI 2013: IT Leads, Business Succeeds
Now in its fifth edition, the INTEROP Mumbai Conference and Expo will be held between November 20–22, 2013 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center, Goregaon. This year INTEROP will see new conference formats and sessions. The expo area too will introduce new themed pavilions.
The overarching theme for INTEROP Mumbai this year is “IT Leads, Business succeeds.” In keeping with this theme, there will be business and vertical focused sessions for the healthcare, BFSI, manufacturing, and education verticals. In these sessions, the speakers will talk about the challenges, opportunities and technological innovations in their respective sectors.
The three-day conference will have two parallel tracks with at least six keynotes (two per day).
Another new format is titled ‘Down to Business’ and will see sessions from prominent enterprises such as Essar Group and Marico. These businessfocused sessions will have C-level executives from the business side speak about business challenges, strategies and objectives. The CIO/CTO from the same organization will explain how s/he is aligning IT with business objectives.
In addition, there will be a workshop conducted by CIO Specialist. The speaker line-up at INTEROP also includes CIOs/CTOs who will make individual presentations on IT-business alignment.
Considering that OpenStack has been gaining a lot of traction in the IT industry, we have included a workshop on OpenStack this year, which will be conducted by an OpenStack evangelist and global speaker.
The buzz about Information Security has picked up and now includes mobile platforms. Look out for our security sessions and workshops in the conference agenda — all conducted by information security specialists and authorities from India.
Speakers for the general sessions were chosen through a rigorous and redesigned Call for Papers process to ensure quality of content and credible speakers.
Some of the key speakers this year are: Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC Council Manoj Chugh, Global Head for Business Development, Mahindra Satyam Dinesh Pillai, CEO, Mahindra Special Services Group Dr. Pavan Kumar, Head of the Department of Telemedicine, Nanavati Hospital Dr. Prasad Ramanathan, Associate VP - Research & Innovation, iGate Sreekanta Aradhya B, Expert, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions DD Mishra, Founder, CIO Specialist Alpna Doshi, CIO, Reliance Group Bala Meshram, Vice President-IT, The Shipping Corporation of India Shailesh Rao, Director of New Products & Solutions, Google Enterprise Sajid Akhtar, Organizer, OpenStack India User Group Special business and industry sessions are also being planned with established institutions such as NASSCOM and BICSI, who will partner with INTEROP this year. BICSI publishes standards and manuals for the information technology systems (ITS) industry.
Responding to feedback from last year’s visitors, the conference committee decided to add more time for networking and visits to the expo.
Innovations will also be introduced in the expo area, which will see five themed zones this year: Security, Cloud, Enterprise VAR, BICSI, and the China Pavilion. Workshops and demos will be conducted in special areas on the expo floor.
With this new and inspirational content , we expect the visitors to be a mix of IT decision makers, implementers, evaluators, developers — as well as senior executes from the business side.