Digital Transformation Summit India Announces The Top 100 Digital Leaders In India

The Digital Transformation Summit, India, a premier event at the forefront of technological innovation, is thrilled to unveil DT 100, a prestigious initiative that recognises the remarkable achievements of technology leaders in India.

Organized by Exito Media Concepts, DT 100 aims to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions to advancing technology in the region.

Representing a diverse array of sectors, each leader has displayed exceptional prowess in leveraging technology to drive transformative changes within their respective domains, playing a crucial role in shaping the digital landscape of India.

The DT 100 felicitation will take place at the Digital Transformation Summit in Mumbai on the 6th of December. The event promises to be a gathering of industry leaders, tech visionaries, and innovators from across the country, providing a platform for networking and knowledge exchange.

As we eagerly anticipate the Digital Transformation Summit, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 100 leaders who are paving the way for a digitally empowered future.

Here is the esteemed DT 100 list:

  1. Haryyaksha Ghosh – Chief Data Officer, Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd.
  2. Swapnil Rajepawar – IT & Digital Pro. Head ,SACG Capsules Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Swapnil Rajepawar – Head of Analytics, Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company Limited
  4. Dinesh Agrawalla – Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund (ABSLMF)
  5. Kamalesh Tripathi – Head IT Infrastructure, Ageas Federal Life Insurance
  6. Ramkrishna Shivchandra Mishra – Head – IT Applications, Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company Ltd
  7. G Radhakrishna Pillai – Chief Information Officer, Agilus Diagnostics Ltd
  8. Bijender Kumar M – Sr. General Manager & Chief Information Security Officer, Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
  9. Mohanachandran – Head-IT,Maharashtra, Apollo Hospitals
  10. Sarfaraz Miller – Head – Information Technology, Apparel Group India Pvt. Ltd.
  11. Shabbir Badra – Vice President Information Technology, Apraava Energy
  12. Bhushan Deshpande – Chief Information Officer, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India
  13. Balram Choudhary – CISO, ASK Investment managers ltd
  14. Saumil Purani – Vice President Information Technology, Axis Bank
  15. Subodh Rane – Senior Vice President of Technology, Axis Bank
  16. Rajneesh Srivastava – Vice President – Information Technology, Axis Bank.
  17. Milind Korgaonkar  – Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer ,Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
  18. Sanjay Kumar Tripathi – Head of Information Technology, Bestseller India
  19. Bhaskar Rao – Chief Information Security Officer, Bharat Co-operative Bank (Mumbai) Limited
  20. Parag Jain – CIO-Head of CIB Global Banking and Shared Services Transversal IT, BNP Paribas
  21. Pankaj Srivastava – Head – IT, Brookfield Renewable
  22. Allauddin Mohamad – Global Head – Information Technology, Camlin Fine Sciences
  23. Vishal Bhatia – Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Canara Bank
  24. Kamal Sharma – Senior Director, Carrier Technologies India Limited
  25. Prateek Shirod – Head IT & Digital, CEAT Tyres Limited
  26. Dr. Jitendra Panchal – Sr. Vice President – Technology, Central Depository Services (India) Limited
  27. Boman Nakra – Chief Information Officer, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
  28. Rajnish Gurchale – Head IT – Applications, D’Decor Exports Pvt Ltd
  29. Suresh Nadar – Group CIO, Dr. Batras Group of Companies
  30. Shreevar Narayan – Chief Technology Officer, ecofy
  31. Deepa Duraisamy – Vice President, Head – Data, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
  32. Kamlesh Jain – Global CIO, EPL Limited
  33. Subhash Shelke – Corporate CIO – Head of SAP & Applications, Essar Group
  34. Sivakumar Nandipati – Chief Digital Officer, Fedbank Financial Services Ltd
  35. Tejas Maniar – Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Fino Payments Bank Ltd
  36. Ashok Tiwari – Chief Information Officer, Finolex Cables Ltd
  37. Johnson David – Chief Technology Officer, Foodlink F&B Holdings India Pvt. Ltd
  38. Vikram P Arora – Chief Information Officer, Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited
  39. Vinay Morje – Vice President – Head of Digital Transformation, Grasim Industries Limited | Pulp & Fibre
  40. Dilip Lakkireddy  – Head IT Infrastructure & Information Security, Green Ply Industries Limited.
  41. Nagraj Rao – Director Of Information Technology, Hatwari Automation LLP
  42. Tejasvi Addagada – Senior Vice President, Head- Enterprise Data Management, Data Office, HDFC Bank
  43. Ayan De – Head – Enterprise Technology, HDFC Life
  44. John Rajesh P – Head – Digital Applications Technology, ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd
  45. Sankaranarayanan Raghavan – Chief Technology and Data Officer, IndiaFirst Life
  46. Prasad Patkar – Head Of Information Security, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited
  47. Meheriar Patel – Group Chief Information Officer, Jeena & Company
  48. Krushna Sahoo – Director of Information Technology, JM Financial Services Ltd.
  49. Manish Kumar Singh – Regional IT Director – Janssen AsPAC Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
  50. G.Venkateshwaran – Vice President – IT & Digital Solutions, Jsw Steel Limited, Mumbai
  51. Gaurav Kushwaha – Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO), Jubilant Ingrevia Limited
  52. Melwyn Rebeiro – Director-Head IT GRC,Regional CISO & DPO, Julius Baer
  53. Saugata Basu – Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Kalpataru Group
  54. Pradipta Patro – Head IT & GCISO, KEC International Limited (An RPG Group Company)
  55. Rahul Kumar Verma – Associate Director of Information Technology, Kenvue
  56. Srinivasan Raman – Chief Information Officer, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
  57. Suhail Siddiqui – Head – IT Corporate Functions, L&T Finance
  58. Mathur Vadadoriya – Chief Technology Officer, LKP Securities Ltd
  59. Dilip Mishra – Senior Vice President, ManipalCigna Health Insurance Company Ltd.
  60. Mayuresh Purandare – Head IT – Infrastructure & Security, Marico Industries Private Limited
  61. Anand Pratap Tomar – Chief Information Officer (CIO), McDonalds India (HRPL)
  62. Rajgopal Nayak  – Chief Technology Officer, Metro Brands Limited
  63. Dr.Rajendran N – Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd
  64. Lalit Wadhwani – Chief Information Officer, Mumbai Newsbox Pvt. Ltd.
  65. Vijayraj Bhosale – Head IT & CISO, National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Ltd.
  66. Arpanarghya Saha – Chief Digital Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management Ltd
  67. Narendra Addagatla – AVP- IT Infrastructure, Nirmal Bang
  68. Satyajit Mozar – Chief Information Officer, OmniActive Health Technologies Limited
  69. Sudip Mazumder – Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, PGP Glass Pvt. Ltd
  70. Dhaval V Pandya  – Corporate Chief Information Officer (CIO), Piramal Enterprises Limited
  71. Sumit Garg – Global CIO – Piramal Pharma Solutions, Piramal Pharma
  72. Tejas Shah  – Head IT Infra/ Apps, Prince Pipes and Fittings Ltd
  73. Rupesh Nirgude – Chief Information and Digital Officer, Prism Johnson Limited
  74. Jitesh Save – General Manager – IT, Raj Petro Specialities Pvt. Ltd
  75. Dr. Amrut Urkude – Chief Information Officer, Reliance Polyester Limited
  76. Joji Joseph – Asst Vice President – Information Technology, Reliance Power
  77. Kiran Komatla – Group CTO, Restaurant Brands Asia
  78. Rajkumar Ayyella – Chief Information Officer, RPG Group(KEC International Limited)
  79. Linumon Thomas – Digital Leader, Sanofi
  80. Sourabh Surendranath – Chief Digital Officer, SBI Securities
  81. Durgesh Mankar – AVP & CISO – Sodexo SVC India Pvt. Ltd.
  82. Dharmvir Kumar Singh – Chief Information Officer, Spandana Sphoorty Financial Limited
  83. Rupendra Kumar Nigam – VP – IT ( Head IT), Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd.
  84. Rasvinder Singh Nagpal  – Lead -IT Infrastructure & Networks, SUMITOMO CHEMICAL INDIA LTD.
  85. Milind Khamkar  – Group CIO, Super Max
  86. Sudheer Muvva – Chief Technology Officer, Suryoday Small Finance Bank Ltd
  87. Deepak Sakpal – Associate Vice President – IT, Sushil Financial Services Private Limited
  88. Sunil Kumar – CTO & Head – T&A, The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd
  89. Sunil Nair – Vice President IT, The Phoenix Mills Ltd
  90. Tanushree Sarkar – IT Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  91. Kumaresan M.  – Head Of Information Technology, Unichem Laboratories Limited
  92. Rajnish Khare – Chief Digital Officer, Union Bank of India
  93. Govind Joshi – Chief Information Officer, USV PRIVATE LIMITED
  94. Vishwas Mhatre – Head of Information Technology, Vinati Organics Limited
  95. Nisha Dulhani – VP – Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Vodafone Idea LTD
  96. Pankaj Singh – Global CIO, VVF India Limited
  97. Dr. Ravi Sharma PhD – Head of Information Technology, Wanbury Limited
  98. Pankaj Srivastava – Director of IT, Wellington School
  99. Atul Srivastava  – Chief Information Officer, Welspun Group
  100. Vijay Kumar – Chief Technology Officer, Xanadu Reality Limited.

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ICRL INDIA Expands Its Reach with a New Branch Office in Chennai

 The new branch office, strategically located in the heart of Chennai, will serve as a hub for individuals in the region looking to explore opportunities for international education, work, and immigration. With a team of highly experienced immigration experts and consultants, ICRL INDIA is well-equipped to assist clients with their visa and immigration needs, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.

ICRL INDIA has built a reputation for its professionalism, integrity, and personalized approach to immigration and visa services. The addition of the Chennai branch office is in line with the company’s mission to provide accessible and reliable support to clients across India who aspire to achieve their dreams of living and working in countries around the world.

Key Services Offered at the Chennai Branch Office:

1. Study Abroad Services: Assistance with university admissions, visa applications, and pre-departure preparations for students aspiring to study abroad.

2. Immigration Consultation: Expert guidance on immigration pathways, including Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, family sponsorships, and more.

3. Work Visas: Support for professionals seeking employment opportunities overseas, including work permits and skilled worker programs.

4. Visitor and Tourist Visas: Help with tourist visa applications, travel itineraries, and documentation for leisure and business travelers.

5. Client-Centric Approach: A dedicated team of consultants committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs.

ICRL INDIA invites individuals, students, and professionals in Chennai and the surrounding areas to visit their new branch office to explore a world of opportunities. The company’s expert consultants are ready to assist clients in making informed decisions about their immigration and visa goals.

The new branch is location at AWFIS Complex, 4th Floor, No.143, 1 Uthamar Gandhi Road, Thousand Light West, Nungambakkam, Chennai -600034 (Opposite The Park Hotel)

“We are thrilled to bring our expertise and commitment to excellent service to Chennai. Our new branch office represents a significant step forward in our mission to make immigration dreams a reality for individuals and families in South India,” said Founder of ICRL INDIA, Mr Rajnish Kumar.

For more information about ICRL INDIA and its services, please visit or contact the Chennai branch office at 8801002277 or

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  • College & University

Air India Express unveils vision and differentiators, charting the path ahead in the run up to its brand launch

Air India Express today unveiled the vision for the organisation that would be formed with the merger and integration with AIX Connect, currently operating as AirAsia India. The airline also charted the path forward, building on the key milestones already achieved as part of the Air India Group’s ongoing 5-year transformation journey, Vihaan.AI.

The vision and key differentiators build on the shared brand purpose of Air India and Air India Express, ‘to transform a national institution into national inspiration‘. Aloke Singh, Managing Director, Air India Express and AIX Connect, articulated the airline’s Vision ‘to inspire new possibilities and make meaningful connections with unmatched warmth‘ in a town hall to employees of both airlines, elaborating on the focus areas of integration, growth and transformation, the inflection point that the airline is on, and the aspirations and ambitions for growth.

Talking about the vision, differentiators and path ahead, Aloke Singh, Managing Director, Air India Express and AIX Connect, said, “Our resolute vision encapsulates our key differentiators – making meaningful connections, delivering unique experiences and providing best-in-class value with Indian warmth. Our ambitions will ride upon our huge fleet and network expansion, in the domestic India market as well as short-haul international region – Unlocking synergies with the merger of the two entities, and network integration with Air India; Growth and expansion, for a meaningful market presence as well as cost-efficiencies; and Achieving excellence in all areas, becoming a preferred brand for a confident new India.”

The differentiators detail the airline’s business model and brand promise in the run up to the brand launch of Air India Express, expected to be unveiled within the next couple of months:

Meaningful Connections: Nurture ‘meaningful connections’ that transcend borders, bringing people, communities, and cultures closer together, to embody the spirit and diversity of India, making every journey a delightful and memorable travel experience.

Unique Experiences: Curate and deliver ‘unique experiences’ with unmatched Indian warmth, leveraging technology to make journeys frictionless and personalised. The product offerings and service experience will embody the warmth of Indian hospitality, with services like Gourmair, the airline’s award-winning in-flight dining brand, curated to cater to diverse culinary preferences with a wide range of regional and healthy hot meals and lite bites.

Best-in-Class Value: The pursuit of ‘best-in-class’ value goes beyond the fundamentals of cost and business model, offering customisable and relevant services for each guest and journey, based on their preferences and aptitude, while retaining consistent and reliable operational efficiency.

Specific projects have been identified to achieve these aspirations, focussing on enhancing the guest experience, optimising the network for market dominance, streamlining operations with a digital-first approach, fostering talent with an innovative and winning culture, and creating value for all stakeholders through sustainable practices, transparent decision-making, and prudent governance.

Earlier this year, AIX Connect and Air India Express launched the unified website,, allowing users to book and manage services from both airlines on domestic and international sectors; common social media handles (airindiax) and support channels; and an integrated Passenger Service System. Both airlines have also synergized a host of other ancillary add-on services and sub-brands, including Gourmair in-flight dining, Xpress Prime seats, and Xpress Ahead priority services. The airlines also recently announced the harmonisation of new grades, compensation, and benefits with Air India, enabling a unified structure and streamlining career paths across the Air India group.

About Air India Express and AIX Connect

Air India Express and AIX Connect, are subsidiaries of Air India, together operating over 300 flights daily across 30 domestic and 14 international airports, with a fleet of 54 aircraft, comprising 26 Boeing 737s and 28 Airbus A320s. The airlines offer comfortable seats, Gourmair hot meals and Xpress Ahead priority services, with the promise of fast bookings, fab deals and fantastic value on its award-winning website,

Established in 2005, Air India Express is the market leader on routes between India and the GCC, with a network spreading over 34 destinations, including India, the Middle East and Singapore. In January 2022, Air India Express, together with Air India, was successfully privatised, with ownership returning to the Tata group that had initially founded Air India.

AIX Connect Private Limited (currently operating as AirAsia India), was launched in 2014, operating as a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia Aviation Group. The airline flies over 50 direct and 100 connecting routes across 19 destinations in India, offering pioneering in-flight entertainment AirFlix, and a host of exclusive loyalty benefits for members of the Tata NeuPass rewards program. In November 2022, AIX Connect became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India.

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B20 India Summit: MSMEs Need Access to Funding and Technology to Accelerate Energy Transition

The energy transition in Indonesia must involve MSMEs, which play a significant role in Indonesia’s economic growth. Thus, access to funding and technology is necessary for MSMEs to fully perform their roles as providers of community needs and job opportunities, enabling rural communities to increase their income.

Oki Muraza, Senior Vice President, Research & Technology Innovation at PT Pertamina (L), during the Sustainability Summit B20 held in New Delhi, India (8/24). (Image: Pertamina)

In his presentation at the BNEF forum in New Delhi on August 24, 2023, Oki Muraza, Senior Vice President of Research & Technology Innovation of Pertamina, emphasized MSME involvement’s importance in Indonesia’s energy transition. He stated that community participation is vital in supplying the raw materials for low-carbon energy development. This process also creates job opportunities for the public while corporations benefit from carbon credits.

“The challenge lies in providing capital or funding and technology access to MSMEs, allowing them to effectively contribute to the energy transition and benefit both the community and corporations,” said Oki.

As a developing country rich in natural resources, Indonesia encourages developed nations to provide funding to developing countries, enabling them to develop technology and its implementation with the assistance of countries that possess resources.

“Currently, there is a global economic gap between highly developed and developing nations. Highly developed countries have a GDP per capita of over USD 50,000, while developing countries like Indonesia have a GDP per capita of under USD 5,000. We hope this Capital Flow serves as a form of CBDR (Common but Differentiated Responsibilities),” added Oki.

Oki explained that by involving MSMEs in this energy transition, Indonesia aims to combine international aid, creating job opportunities for the public and benefiting companies in expediting the energy transition.

“We hope that the energy transition in Indonesia can serve as a role model for involving communities, generating employment opportunities, increasing rural incomes, and achieving a Nature-Based Solutions-guided energy transition,” Oki stated.

Vice President of Corporate Communication of Pertamina, Fadjar Djoko Santoso, highlighted that MSMEs are the backbone of the national economy and a significant source of employment, underscoring their vital role in accelerating the energy transition.

“Pertamina has initiated the Desa Energi Berdikari program in 52 regions to provide access to renewable energy for MSMEs and communities, enabling them to become energy-independent,” stated Fadjar.

Pertamina, as a leading company in the energy transition, is committed to supporting the Net Zero Emission 2060 target by continuously promoting programs that directly impact the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement. All these efforts align with Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) implementation across all Pertamina’s business lines and operations.

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Japan – Toyota Mobility Foundation and WRI India Release Study that Offers Key Insights into Metro Usage Patterns Across India

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and WRI India today launched a working paper that offers new insights into the way commuters access and utilize the metro, and its implications on last-mile services. The paper ‘Improving Metro Access in India: Evidence from Three Cities,’ was launched as part of Connect Karo 2023, a flagship knowledge event, organized by WRI India, that showcases research-based, solution-centric initiatives, geared towards sustainable development in India.

The paper presented key findings and recommendations based on extensive research across three metro cities-Nagpur, Delhi and Bengaluru. The study’s findings reveal how poor access to metro stations impacts the use of the metro rail system in India. This shows that despite significant investment channeled into these systems, the lack of efficient last-mile connectivity has limited the metro’s full potential. The working paper, compiled as part of the TMF and WRI India Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP), emphasizes the urgent need for comprehensive and strategic planning to address this critical issue.

“The paper emphasizes the need for robust data collection and analysis of commuter behavior for each station. This will enable cities to design appropriate services that respond better to the needs of commuters. Understanding last-mile commuter behavior is crucial for increasing ridership, as it has been identified as the biggest hindrance to utilizing the metro,” said Madhav Pai, Chief Executive Officer, WRI India.

One of the key findings of the study is that Indian metro systems primarily attract the demographic of 18- to 35-year-olds, who use the metro to access workplaces and educational institutes. Additionally, the research underscores that metro users prefer walking or low-cost shared modes of transport for last-mile connectivity, with informal paratransit modes, such as shared autos, emerging as a particularly popular option. In all three survey cities, walking and shared modes constitute over 75% of the total last-mile mode-share. This indicates that low-cost, shared services and pedestrian infrastructure play a vital role in facilitating last-mile connectivity for metro users.

The study also reveals the time-sensitive nature of commute in India, especially for women, who are averse to waiting for last-mile modes. Consequently, the working paper emphasizes the importance of high-frequency services when planning shared last-mile connectivity options. The research also indicates that existing fare structures empirically place a disadvantage on women as they tend to travel shorter distances, leading to higher fares. This highlights the need for fare structures that can accommodate gender-inclusive travel patterns. Another important finding is that users are willing to travel up to 20 minutes to access metro stations, including the time spent waiting for last-mile modes. This figure is consistent across cities and income groups, indicating that the “catchment region” of a metro station is determined by access time rather than by a fixed area.

The working paper proposes several recommendations to address the last-mile connectivity problem in the Indian metro rail systems. The findings suggest that a metro station’s effective catchment area can expand by operating faster last-mile modes, reducing wait times, and increasing average speeds, which can improve ridership.

“Not all cities are the same, and not all catchment areas around a metro station are the same. The types of commuters are different. Their travel patterns and mobility needs are different. Understanding this diversity is critical to understand the best way to seamlessly integrate first and last-mile mobility into the metro journey. Appropriately grasping these critical insights, the working paper serves as a call to action for policymakers, urban planners, and stakeholders in the transportation sector to adjust the key parameters that drive the metro journey, including journey information, booking services, hardware and software used for first and last mile, seamless payment methods, etc. By adopting the recommendations outlined in this paper, India can further unlock the full potential of its metro rail systems, by placing the commuter experience at its center, and contributing to sustainable urban development with the best integration of public and private transportation,” said Pras Ganesh, Executive Program Director, Asia Region, Toyota Mobility Foundation.

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The paper was released as part of Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP), which is an initiative led by TMF and WRI India to promote better multimodal integration of metro rail, with other modes of transportation in Indian cities, through a partnership model with the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. The initiative, which launched in 2016 in Bengaluru, has also been deployed in six other cities, namely Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Delhi.

About the Toyota Mobility Foundation

The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) was established in August 2014 by the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) to support the development of a more mobile society in which everyone can move freely. The Foundation underscores TMC’s on-going commitment to continuous improvement and respect for people. It utilizes Toyota’s expertise and technologies to support strong mobility systems while eliminating disparities in mobility. TMF works in partnership with universities, governments, non-profits, research institutions and other organizations, creating programs that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address mobility issues around the world.

About WRI India

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being. We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation.