Today, almost every business is a digital business. Every industry is undoing
metamorphosis with their business processes being transformed through the
proliferation of digital technologies. Enterprises today need technology and
innovation to succeed and remain ahead of competition.
Industry 4.0 technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Collaborative robots
(Cobots), artificial intelligence, sensors, blockchain, amongst other cutting-edge
technologies are driving the pace of digitization across enterprises, and integration
of process from product design and development, manufacturing, logistics, and
service. The integration of all these advances have resulted in the creation of
'intelligent, smart, connected things' that can connect with other systems creating
ecosystems that can cause disruption to traditional business models.
We are at the cusp of a new wave of automation where the rapid strides in artificial
intelligence are scaling up to effectively address activities that hitherto were
assumed to require human judgment and experience. The scorching pace of
technological advancement together with multi-fold scaling-up of computing
infrastructure and the maturity of cloud technologies are ensuring that the future
of work will inextricably be transformed to have men and robots collaborating
All stakeholders including the businesses, customers, regulatory agencies and
academia will need to understand the digital paradigm that goes beyond
organizational digital effectiveness; extends in to the customer space resulting in
becoming more customer-centric; and leverages "tomorrow's oil"- data to
overcome growth barriers and remain competitive to survive in the future.
It is essential for organizations to identify key trends, and leverage these to build
the brand and remain engaged with audiences. Organizations need business leaders
who can think strategically beyond the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and
Ambiguous (VUCA) business environment and harness the digital change to create
new value for customers and opportunities for business.
The contemporary business environment makes it imperative for business leaders
and CXOs to attend technology promotion events to engage with interdisciplinary
domain experts to gain an understanding of contemporary technology
developments and assess pathways for deriving sustainable competitive advantage.
Indian Technology Congress-2018 with the theme “Technology First: Making India
Innovate, Excel Globally and Prosper” is being organized in Bengaluru during 05-06
September 2018 and features structured sessions that facilitate deep dives into
technological and operational issues and discusses strategy-focused topics to help
attendees better understand the depth and breadth of contemporary digital