Event Description

Speed is the new currency of business, Software Leaders versed in Agile can add value by extending its benefits throughout the organization essentially with trustworthy Software. It implies Speed, Agility, and the controlling of Crisis of Trustworthy Software trend will change the landscape of software development. Firstly, by increasing the capability of software technology & changing the speed of software delivery and making the first principle of the Agile Manifesto moot. Secondly, the most important form of agility is business agility, and well-designed software architectures are critical to achieving it. Finally, the era of 9-digit defects ($’s & €’s) will place trustworthiness above other considerations in constructing development and deployment processes for business and mission critical systems.

Digital leaders will share their insights, and lessons learned in the journey to deliver best-in-class software. Network with Top Software Leaders, peers, partners & SME’s who have journeyed the same path. Come share your journey with us.


Dr. Bill Curtis

Dr. Bill Curtis

Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), Co-author of Capability Maturity Model (CMM); Fellow of the IEEE

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bill Curtis (1948) is an American software and organizational scientist. He is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model [1] (CMM for Software) and the People CMM [2] in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He co-founded TeraQuest, a provider of CMM-based services, which was sold to Borland Software Corporation in 2005. He has published 5 books, over 150 articles, and in 2007 was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his career contributions to software process improvement and measurement.

Akilur Rahman

Akilur Rahman

CTO - ABB India


Akilur Rahman, CTO - ABB India has 29 years of experience in research, business R&D, technology management, engineering, business and product development in ABB.

He has Master’s degree in Technology from IIT Kharagpur with strong experience in power and automation technologies for utilities and industries. He has held various international and global roles in India, Germany and Switzerland. Akilur was responsible for building up ABB’s global software product development in India. Led global engineering and cyber security in process automation, and ABB’s Corporate Research in Bangalore.

As CTO - ABB India, leading ABB's core technologies, automation, robotics, Industrial IoT and Digitalization enhancing customer values and user experience.

Akilur has been a speaker and panelist at various international and national conferences.

Ramkumar Narayanan
VM Ware

Ramkumar Narayanan

VP Technology & Managing Site Director R&D


Ramkumar (Ram) Narayanan is a global leader focusing on data driven, digital product innovation spanning consumer and enterprise markets. He brings a vast experience in product development, product management and product marketing having led both new market entry and turnaround of existing business areas. He has been an advisor to Enterprises, large and small, in the arena of digital transformation, product strategy and product marketing. Ram is currently VP and Managing Site Director R&D at VMware India. Prior to joining VMware, he served in global leadership positions at eBay, Yahoo! and Microsoft. He started his career in the auto industry in US developing software solutions for design and packaging of automotive suspension and powertrain systems. Ramkumar Narayanan holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering & MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Malay Shah

Malay Shah

Executive Director, Advisory Services – EY

Panel Moderator

Malay Shah brings 18 years of professional experience in global management consulting advising global and Indian companies driving complex digital transformation. He has advised clients across industry sectors such as Retail, Industrials and High Tech. Malay plays an active role with industry associations such iSPIRT, CII, ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM and CEAMA.

Marc Zablit

Marc Zablit

CAST Software EVP, Business Development


Marc Zablit is responsible for strategic alliances with key go-to-market partners. His scope of responsibility encompasses a broad portfolio of IT market players, including application development ISVs and global systems integrators. Marc has been instrumental in building multiple strong partnerships, and is responsible for expanding these relationships and establishing new ones. He is well known for his expertise in the latest trends and techniques among application services providers to deliver innovation to clients.

Prior to joining CAST, Marc was Vice President of EMEA Marketing for Trilogy, an American ERP vendor. Prior to Trilogy, Marc was involved in growing and selling a software start-up in San Francisco. Prior to that, Marc was a software engineer, a project manager and then a business unit manager at several major European systems integrators. Marc earned a degree in Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure de Paris, and an MBA at INSEAD.

Naresh Choudhary

Naresh Choudhary

Vice President, Infosys Ltd.


Naresh is Vice President, Reuse and Tools Head @ Infosys Ltd.

In his stint at Infosys, Naresh has worked in different roles in Software Delivery, Consulting, Quality Assurance, Open Source, Tools & Technology across functions that have provided him opportunities to work on key transformation programs.

Naresh has experience in Software Development, Quality System Design, Process definition, Implementation and Consulting, Training, Audits and Assessments. He possesses a sound understanding of various quality models and frameworks like CMM, CMMI, ISO, Six Sigma, MBNQA.

Naresh participates on several product council discussions with Infosys’ global technology partners and is currently leading the effort on reimagining the tooling and automation landscape for the enterprise.

Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Director – Product Engineering @ Optum Global Solutions - Bangalore


Ashutosh worked throughout his career with Start-ups and Product Organization building Commercial Software Products and Open source tools. He has been part of Engineering Transformation and leading new technology trends across different industry including E-commerce, Transportation, Healthcare etc. In his stint at Optum, Ashutosh has worked in different capacity as Engineering Lead, Architect and Agile Coach. Currently leading Public Cloud and Block chain efforts at Optum. He has done his graduation (Bachelor of Engineering - Production) from Nagpur University in 1998. Ashutosh is passionate about new technologies and trends. Enjoy working with Engineers and solving problems. He is an Engineer with wide range of interest: Photography , Automobile, Travelling, Music, Nature, Fitness & Sports.

Meera Sanghvi

Meera Sanghvi

Lead - Robotic Process Automation @ HP


Meera is multi program lead for Robotics Automation initiatives in HP. She has been focusing on driving automation change within the organization using various levels of hybrid automation technologies. She has over 16 years of experience with expertise in Operations, M&A, Divestitures, Strategy building to maximize business results in Information Technology industry. She has worked with Accenture & GE prior to joining HP.


5:30 to 6:00 pm
6:00 to 6:30 pm
Keynote by Dr. Bill Curtis on

Speed, Agility, and the Crisis of Trustworthy Software

6:30 to 6:50 pm
Akilur Rahman, CTO ABB India
6:50 to 7:10 pm
Ramkumar Narayanan, VP Technology & Managing Site Director R&D

Intelligent Software and Infrastructure Driven Digital Transformation

7:10 to 7:40 pm
Panel Discussion on ‘Future of Software’

moderated by Malay Shah -Associate Partner, EY. Dr Bill Curtis, Marc Zablit, and more panelists

7:40 pm onwards
cocktail dinner and networking


The Leela Palace Bengaluru

Address: 23, HAL Old Airport Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
website: https://www.theleela.com/
Phone: 080 2521 1234