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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2021 INDIA ONLINE

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Our Esteemed Speakers

We have a stellar line up of speakers including industry experts and policy makers who will join virtually @ Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2021 INDIA ONLINE to talk about the present and future of Digital Transformation in India, unravelling emerging technologies and actionable insights for realizing a sustainable future for India.

Welcome Address

Toshiaki Higashihara

President & CEO

Hitachi, Ltd.

Keynote Address

Bharat Kaushal

Managing Director

Hitachi India

Special Address

Rajiv Kumar

Vice-Chairman

NITI Aayog

Special Address

Amitabh Kant

CEO

NITI Aayog

Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Private Limited (Solar Inverters contribution towards Indian solar (renewable) domain)
Keynote

Harshad Soni

General Manager, Corporate Marketing

Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

External Panelist

Sanjay Sharma

General Manager (Contracts & Procurement, CP & IT)

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India)

External Panelist

Dr. Debajit Palit

Director - Rural Energy and Livelihoods

TERI

External Panelist

Rajendra Shrivastav

Market Business Leader

AES India

Hitachi Panelist

Sachin Borisa

General Manager, Sales & Service, Solar Business Division

Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Ruchi Bhatia

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi ABB Power Grids (Electric mobility for mass public transportation – The path for EV revolution)
External Panelist

Sanjay Krishnan

Founder

Lithium Urban Technologies

External Panelist

Charu Lata

Lead Consultant, Electric Mobility & Clean Energy

NRDC

External Panelist

Randheer Singh

Sr. Specialist, E-Mobility

NITI Aayog

Hitachi Panelist

Vivek Ramachandra

Senior Vice-President - Grid Integration

Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Moderator

Sumiit Lakhutia

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi ABB Power Grids (OT X IT integration in the energy landscape – The future of power)
External Panelist

Amit Jain

Senior Energy Specialist

The World Bank

External Panelist

Biswadeep Biswas

Executive Director – Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH)

KPMG in India

External Panelist

Upendra Tripathy

Director General

International Solar Alliance

Hitachi Panelist

Akilur Rahman

Chief Technology Officer, India

Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Moderator

Sunanda Jayaseelan

Moderator

Times Network

Infrastructure Systems Division (Digitalization of City Gas distribution network in India)
Keynote

Bharat Kaushal

Managing Director

Hitachi India

External Panelist

AK Jana

Managing Director

IGL

External Panelist

Dr. B.S Negi

Former Member PNGRB & Current Chairman Resonance Energy Pvt. Ltd.
External Panelist

S C Gupta

Joint Advisor

PNGRB

External Panelist

Sunil Chaturvedi

CMD

Gainwell CAT

Hitachi Panelist

Amit Gupta

Vice-President

Infrastructure Division, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Pankaj Poddar

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi MGRM Net (Bridging the education gap of India)
External Panelist

Major Harsh Kumar

Secretary

NCERT

External Panelist

Vivek Pattanayak

ex-UN Diplomat (Director, International Civil Aviation Organization), Board Member - National Stock Exchange
External Panelist

Professor Sankarshan Basu

Professor, Finance & Accounting

IIM Bangalore

Hitachi Panelist

Partha Mohanty

Sr. Vice President (Technical)

Hitachi MGRM Net

Moderator

Heena Gambhir

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi MGRM Net (Re-imagining Healthcare in India)
External Panelist

Dr Sanjeev Bagai

MD & Chairman

Nephron Clinic

External Panelist

Dr. K Madan Gopal

Senior Consultant Health

NITI Aayog

External Panelist

Vaibhav Tiwari

COO

Portea Medical

Hitachi Panelist

Shishir Kumar

Director - Healthcare & Lifesciences

Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd

Moderator

Heena Gambhir

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi MGRM Net (Unlocking the Agri potential in India)
External Panelist

Dr Ashok Dalwai

CEO

National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA)

External Panelist

Gopal Naik

Professor Economics & Social Sciences

IIM Bengaluru

External Panelist

T R Kesavan

Group President (Corporate Relations & Alliances)

Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE)

Hitachi Panelist

Raja Setlur Raghavan

Vice President, Global Social Innovation Business

Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Heena Gambhir

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd. (Digital India landscape)
External Panelist

Vipin Kumar

CIO

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd.

External Panelist

Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi

Senior Head- Digital Skills, Innovation, Partnerships & CSR

NSDC, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

External Panelist

Seema Gaur

Head – IT

IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

Hitachi Panelist

Vivek Gupta

Technology Leader, Cyber Security Practice

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Nayantara Rai

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd. (Cyber Security - A next-generation identity technology & data Protection)
External Panelist

Mini Gupta

Partner - Cyber Security

Ernst & Young India

External Panelist

Dr. Sriram Birudavolu

CEO

DSCI, Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

External Panelist

Rishi Rajpal

Vice President

Global Security, Concentrix

Hitachi Panelist

Anuj Gupta

CEO

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Sunanda Jayaseelan

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd. (How cash and digital economy go hand in hand in a developing economy)
Keynote

Mr Ravindra Pandey

Deputy Managing Director (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer

State Bank of India

External Panelist

Shashank Kumar

Co-Founder & CTO

Razorpay

External Panelist

K Ramachandran

Executive Director

Indian Bank

External Panelist

Girikumar M Nair

MD & CEO

SBI Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

Hitachi Panelist

Rustom Irani

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Ajaya Sharma

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi Railway Systems Business Division (Re-imagining mobility in the aftermath of Covid-19)
Keynote

V.K Yadav

Ex Chairman – Railway Board

Ministry of Railways

External Panelist

Rajesh Aggarwal

Ex-Member Rolling Stock

Railway Board, Ministry of Railways

External Panelist

Pradeep Yadav, IAS

Managing Director

Chennai Metro Rail Limited

External Panelist

R N Singh

Principal Executive Director, Infrastructure

Railway Board, Ministry of Railways

External Panelist

Anshul Gupta

General Manager

Northeast Frontier Railway

Hitachi Panelist

Michele Fracchiolla

Executive Officer and Head of Sales & Projects – Asia Pacific

Hitachi Rail

Moderator

Ruchi Bhatia

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd. (Maximising the value of your data)
External Panelist

Jithesh PV

VP & Head, Digital Centre of Excellence, DCE

Federal Bank

External Panelist

Sankarnarayanan Raghavan

CTO

India First Life Insurance Company Ltd

External Panelist

Akhilesh Tuteja

Global cyber Security Practice Leader, Partner

KPMG in India

Hitachi Panelist

Prabhakar Venugopal

Regional Director, West

Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Ruchi Bhatia

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd. (Manufacturing excellence in the digital era)
External Panelist

Mr. Atul B Lall

Managing Director and Vice Chairman

Dixon Technologies (India) Limited

External Panelist

M S Unnikrishnan

CEO, IITB-Monash Research Academy, and Former Managing Director & CEO of Thermax Group
Hitachi Panelist

Rajesh Devnani

Vice President

Hitachi Vantara India Pvt. Ltd.

Moderator

Pankaj Poddar

Moderator

Times Network

Hitachi R&D India (Artificial Intelligence in post-COVID India)
External Panelist

Vijaya Deepti

CEO TATA iQ & Board Member TATA AIG

TATA AIG & TATA iQ

External Panelist

Anna Roy

Advisor (Industry)

NITI Aayog

External Panelist

Prof Arnab Laha

Faculty - Production and Quantitative Methods

IIM Ahmedabad

Moderator

Kingshuk Banerjee

Moderator

Vice President, Hitachi India Research and Development Division