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Conference details

  • When: March 14-16, 2022
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
  • We discuss a global transition to more sustainable business models and sustainable energy sources for the future providing a smoother transition.

The conference

The Dawn of the Sustainable Enterprise

At TCS, we believe enterprise will be at the heart of building a more sustainable future. We look forward to welcoming leading industry and celebrity speakers to share their beliefs on how innovation, resilience and lived-experienced can forge a path towards a better future for people and the planet.


As the pandemic forced people into a more virtual way of living and working, organisations recognized that whether it is customers or employees, the human experience is what defines the way we do business. Curating personalized experiences, prioritising wellbeing, and simplifying transactions, are just some of the areas of focus for companies looking to retain a human element in an increasingly digital world. The evolution towards more purpose-led enterprise has further humanized approaches to business.  With organisations adopting technology across all aspects of their business, the future role people play shall be critical in their success. 


The value of innovation has increased exponentially over the decade, from being a problem-solving process to becoming a key enabler of growth. As the pace of change accelerates, organisations are looking to build a culture of innovation to remain agile and transformative in a disruptive world.


There is a shift from organizations focussing on efficiency to also realising the value of resilience. Businesses that are able to respond to new issues and opportunities are able to maintain momentum and growth in more challenging conditions. This means creating resilience-by-design across their operations, whether its supply chain, product development, talent or technology.


AM 16:45 GMT

Arrival and Registration at Epic Sana Lisboa

16:45 – 17:00 GMT

Assembly of guests at Conference Foyer

17:00 – 17:10 GMT

Welcome by Masters of Ceremonies, Andrea Catherwood, News Broadcasterand Journalist and Tim Wagemakers, Journalist and Program Editor

17:10 – 17:15 GMT

Opening Remarks by Saptha Chapalapalli, Head of Europe, TCS

17:15 – 17:35 GMT

Welcome Keynote by the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas 

17:35 – 18.15 GMT

How Sport can lead Change for a Sustainable World by François Dossa, Executive Director, Strategy & Sustainability, Jaguar Land Rover, followed by a Q&A with Sam Bird, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, moderated by Tim Wagemakers

18:15 – 22:00 GMT

Dinner & Drinks Reception at Conference Foyer



07:00 – 09:00 GMT


07:30 – 08:45 GMT

Fitness Run: Stimulating 2K or 4K morning run in the Eduardo VII Park

09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Assembly of guests at Conference Foyer

09:30 – 09:35 GMT

General Welcome by Masters of Ceremonies, Andrea Catherwood and Tim Wagemakers

09:35 – 10:10 GMT

Keynote Address by Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TCS

10:10 – 10:55 GMT

Operating Models for the Future - moderated by Tim Wagemakers, featuring:

  • Bijoy Sagar, EVP and CIDO, Bayer AG

  • Rob Barnes, CTO Food and Retail, Marks & Spencer

  • Simon Guest, CEO, Generali Vitality GmbH

  • K Ananth Krishnan, EVP and CTO, TCS

10:55 – 11:25 GMT

Coffee Break at Conference Foyer

11:25 – 12:10 GMT

Ecosystems for a Regenerative World - moderated by Andrea Catherwood, featuring:

  • Barbara Karuth-Zelle, COO and Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE

  • Tony Kassimiotis, Group Chief Operating Officer, The Phoenix Group

  • NG Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, TCS

12:10 – 12:55 GMT

Future Gazing: Business Trends that are Transforming Industries - keynote by Catherine Crump, Managing Director, WIRED Consulting

12:55 – 13:00 GMT

Wrap up by Master of Ceremonies

13:00 – 13:45 GMT

Buffet Lunch at Conference Foyer

14:00 – 18:00 GMT

Pre-registered Networking Activities

19:00 – 19:15 GMT

Departure to Gala Dinner

19:30 – 22:30 GMT

Cocktail & Gala Dinner at Estufa Fria, Lisbon’s secret botanical garden in the city centre


07:00 – 09:00 GMT


09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Assembly of guests at Conference Foyer of guests at Conference Foyer

09:30 – 09:35 GMT

General Welcome by Masters of Ceremonies, Andrea Catherwood and Tim Wagemakers

09:35 – 10:40 GMT

Agile Organization with Adaptive Technology - moderated by Tim Wagemakers, featuring:

  • Kirsten Renner, CIO, Credit Suisse

  • Guido Lemeire, CIO, NMBS-SNCB 

  • Kris Tokarzewski, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Vitality UK

  • Mats Hultin, Group CIO, Ericsson

10:40 – 11:05 GMT

Coffee Break at Conference Foyer

11:05 – 11:50 GMT

The Experience Economy – Driving shared success and value creation: moderated by Ashok Krish, Global Head of Digital Workplaces, TCS, featuring: 

  • Aart Slagt, EVP Information Services and CIO, KLM

  • Maria Ervik Løvold, Executive Vice President of Technology & Services, DNB Bank

  • Antony Elliott, Head Digital R&D, Zurich Insurance and Chairman of board at B3i

11:50 – 12:35 GMT

A New Urban Model that leaves no Citizen behind - keynote by José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal and President of the European Commission, Current Chairman of Gavi, the Global Vaccine Alliance

12:35 – 12:40 GMT

Closing Remarks by Amit Kapur, Head of UK and Ireland, TCS

12:40 – 14:00 GMT

Closing Lunch at the Epic Sana Restaurant

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