Opening Keynote Address
Moving from a Flatter World to a Smarter Planet
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Suhas Bhide, Partner & Vice-President, Global Delivery, Global Business Services, IBM India
In the opening keynote, IBM India leader Suhas Bhide will focus on new trends, drivers, business models, issues and risks in light of current economic challenges. In his address, he will discuss the evolution of organizations within the context of globalization and global integration in order to stay competitive and highlight the current landscape including leaders, emerging players and specializations.
“For the first time in history, almost anything can become digitally aware and interconnected. Smart airports, smart banks, smart roadways, smart cities – with so much technology available at such a low cost, the list of possibilities is endless.”
Focusing on a global perspective, Mr. Bhide will examine the systems and processes that enable physical goods to be developed, manufactured, bought and sold, services to be delivered, everything from people and money to oil, water and electrons to move; and billions of people to work, govern themselves and live.
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