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September 9, 2020

10 AM EST | 3 PM BST | 4 PM CET | 7.30 PM IST

90 Minutes

Add to Calendar Europe/London Event Innovation Forum 2020

A New Beginning: Reimagining Businesses in the 5G Era

The TCS Innovation Forum is a premier, invite-only event that engages business leaders globally. In 2020, the TCS Innovation Forum has been reimagined into a virtual format through a series of events. Inspiring speakers share their perspectives and advice on both how to navigate the working world and innovate with new business models in a period of uncertainty.

The next virtual event in this series, ‘A New Beginning: Reimagining Businesses in the 5G Era’ provides fresh insights from industry leaders in Communication, Media and Information Services industries. Curated by TCS Pace Port™ Amsterdam, the event aims to explore the need for businesses to review their business models, through the lens of 5G and other accompanying technology innovations such as Pervasive and Reliable Access, IoT at Scale, Hybrid Cloud & Security etc.

Kamal Bhadada, President, Business Group Head, TCS will be delivering the keynote, sharing his perspectives on how 5G will be a technology metaphor over the next years, bringing ubiquitous access alongside technology innovations in Edge, IoT, Cyber Security and Cloud.

To round out the event, an executive panel moderated by Sankaranarayanan "Shanky" Vishwanathan, VP, CTO and Global Head, Industry Advisory Group, CMI, TCS will share their experiences and best practices on “Exploring the Windows of Opportunities created by 5G in a Resilient World”.

The TCS Innovation Forum is an invite-only event for global customers. If you have an interest in attending future virtual TCS Innovation Forum events or have any questions, please write to You can also read more about the TCS Innovation Forum 2020 events held over the past few weeks at the links below.

A New Beginning: Fundamental Shifts in Financial Services and Products’, featured TCS executives K Krithivasan, President and Global Head, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance and Suresh Muthuswami, President and Global Head, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Platforms who provided observations on the ways banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies are transforming into highly adaptable and responsive enterprises able to launch game-changing products much more readily. Following the keynote, Amy Brady, CIO and Executive VP, KeyCorp, offered her insights on ‘Fundamental Shifts in Financial Services and Products’, divulging what capabilities are helping this leading institution thrive beyond the new realities emerging in the post-COVID world and how BFSI firms will be catalysts of recovery and key enablers for growth. To round out the event, an executive panel moderated by Katherine Burger, Content Head, BFSI Platforms, TCS shared their experiences and best practices on “Thinking Ahead for a Future-Ready Enterprise—Challenges and Opportunities.”

A New Beginning: Accelerating Innovation in Care across Countries, Companies and Communities provided fresh insights from industry leaders in Life Sciences, Healthcare, Energy and Resources and Public Services sectors. Debashis Ghosh, President and Business Group Head, TCS delivered the keynote where he shared his perspectives on the challenges presented by the current pandemic and the need for companies’ transformation. This was followed with a discussion from Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat, on how to ‘Reimagine Healthcare in a Country of More Than a Billion People’, underlining how governments play a critical role in delivering health services to citizens. To round out the event, an executive panel explored their experiences and best practices how in light of the current pandemic, innovation is integral to governments and businesses in driving transformation.

A New Beginning: The New Paradigm of Customer Experience featured Shankar Narayanan, President and Global Head, Retail, CPG, and Travel and Hospitality, TCS. He delivered the keynote titled ‘Defining New Horizons and New Beginnings’, sharing his perspective on how retail and consumer product companies have been at the forefront of driving change and delivering on customer promise. This was followed by a coffee talk session titled ‘Stories of Resilience’, hosted by BBC presenter and event host Spencer Kelly, who spoke with industry leaders about how their organizations have navigated recent disruptions, as well as their outlook for the future.

A New Beginning: Operating Remotely and Autonomously featured Regu Ayyaswamy, Senior Vice-president and Global Head, Internet of Things and Engineering and Industries, TCS, and Krishnan Ramanujan, President, Business and Technology Services, TCS. They discussed how the need for reimagining business with remote – and eventually, autonomous – operations is essential to becoming a growth leader and future-ready enterprise. Furthermore, an executive panel shared their experience and best practices in realizing their vision for remote and autonomous operations.

A New Beginning: Building Supply Chain Resilience featured Susheel Vasudevan, president of the Manufacturing and Utilities units at TCS, with Matthew Lekstutis and Mark Newberry, leaders from TCS’ Global Supply Chain Consulting Practice. They highlighted how organizations are transforming from supply chains to supply networks and ecosystem commerce, plus how to leverage digital twins and control towers to drive resilience and competitive advantages. Also, a C-level panel shared their perspectives and insights.

A New Beginning: Safeguarding Our Workforce, featured NG Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, TCS, and Ashok Krish, Global Head, Digital Workplace, TCS, who provided insights on how companies from different industries can make their workplaces more agile, resilient and safe. The event featured showcases by innovators from the TCS Co-innovation Network™, who have built new technology solutions to enable a safe return to work. A cross-sector C-Level panel also shared their views on how their sectors are dealing with remote working and a new beginning at work.

A New Beginning: Purpose-driven, Resilient and Adaptable with Business 4.0™, hosted by K Ananth Krishnan, Executive Vice-president and Chief Technology Officer, TCS, featured notable speakers from business, academia, government and scientific institutions.


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