NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2015

Building the Digital Future


We live in an exciting time for

digital and technological advancements.

In many ways, we are already light years ahead of anything anyone could imagine. It’s that fact that makes looking to the future even more exciting to figure out what might be ahead.

New digital technologies and services are increasingly pervasive as mobile devices and internet are adopted at a staggering pace around the world; and everything – from our cars and thermostats to our medical records and kitchen appliances are already connected to the Internet.

It is with this seeding thought that we have chosen ‘The World in 2020: Building the Digital Future’ as the overall theme for this year’s forum. The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2015 will examine tomorrow's digital technologies and assess their global impact on both business and society.

The three day forum will bring together leaders from several organizations from across the world to look at what is in store for the future, what could 2020 look like, the different forces at play that are defining the choices they make in how they shape their organizations and how they plan to unlock the potential to create a digital future.

The future has many a surprise in store, from the ‘Internet of Things’ – the hyper connected network that’s being built everyday by the increasing number of objects and tools that are connected to the Internet – to disappearing interfaces where device related innovations ensure that the way we think about computing will never be the same. It also has a promise of a ‘Digital’ India and we NILF 2015 will take a ‘Selfie’ of India in 2020 today.

The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2015 will provide an opportunity for leaders to collaborate and shape the global agenda by exploring new models, innovate the most sought-after solutions in and around digital age. The forum would generate powerful ideas and collaborative spirit required to manage the future course of action and align stakeholders around that vision.

Participants can expect:

  • A journey in the digital future of enterprises and the society as a whole
  • Global thought leaders and industry stalwarts discussing the impact of digital on their respective sectors
  • Expert view on the rapid transition of cities to smart cities
  • Meaningful dialogues between CXOs and service providers
  • MasterClasses on digital enterprise strategy and leadership
  • Unconference sessions and pre scheduled one-to-one networking
  • Idea incubators for in-depth and output-driven discussions
  • Experience Digital thought live innovations and demo
  • Participation from over 30 countries
  • Social events to mix business with pleasure


"“The Future Belongs to those who prepare for it today"”
From the Blog

Welcome Notes

  • R. Chandrasekaran Chairman, NASSCOM

    These are exciting times for our industry as digital becomes the key priority for all industries and government. It is also a special time for NASSCOM as we complete our 25th year and look ahead at the future. The theme of the India Leadership Forum is `The World in 2020: Building the Digital Future’ and I look forward to meeting with many of you to unravel the digital marathon and how our industry can help shape the future. The event will be a key platform where the global leaders and industry CEOs will get together under one roof to strategise the way ahead. Look forward to an exciting and engaging 3 days.

  • R. Chandrashekhar President, NASSCOM

    The 23rd edition of NASSCOM India Leadership Forum will be a platform that will bring together over 1,000 organisations, 1,600 delegates from across 32 countries and around 150 speakers under one roof. This mega forum would encapsulate strategies and learning’s that transcend the industry. It will be a place to network, meet and shape the future. This year, apart from all the sessions on the global opportunities and leadership insights, the forum has an entire day dedicated to `The India Selfie’ wherein we will discuss and debate how to make India a digital nation. Apart from the conference sessions, do join us for all the evening entertainment events on the 11th and 12th February and network with old and new friends.

  • Aruna Jayanthi Program Chair, NASSCOM India Leadership Forum

    NASSCOM's India Leadership Forum 2015 will bring together the best of the technology world converge on one platform over 3 days and delve into 'The World in 2020: Building a Digital Future'. It has been a pleasure chairing this forum and work with the NASSCOM team in putting together an outstanding array of speakers from diverse backgrounds. Do visit the Digital Experience Zone to engage and experience how digital is reshaping the enterprise and our lives. This year's Leadership Forum promises to be the largest, the most exciting and should have some key takeaways for all our delegates.


Key themes

We live in an exciting time for digital and technological advancements. In many ways, we are already light years ahead of anything anyone could imagine. ‘The World in 2020: Building the Digital Future’ as the overall theme for this year’s forum.

3 day forum will bring together leaders from leading organisations to look at what is in store for the future, what could 2020 look like, the different forces at play that are defining the choices they make in how they shape their organisations and how they plan to unlock the potential to create a digital future.

We examine tomorrow’s digital technologies, new business models and the impact on current business models and offerings. Hear deep insights from customers, analysts and thought leaders on the digital future and how to stay ahead in this rapidly changing world.


  • Digital Disruption

    • Emerging mega trends
    • Industry of the future - Banking, Healthcare, Retail,Telecom.
    • Technology disruptions – IOT, Big Data, Nex Gen Automation.
  • Unlocking digital potential for enterprises

    • Art of possible, Investing in disruption
    • Building digital capabilities and role of CIO
    • Building partnerships
  • Implications for providers

    • Solution offerings, Business models
    • Emerging opportunities/ risks of automation
    • Capabilities and Positioning
  • The Digital Infrastructure

    • Building digital Infrastructure risks of automation
    • Security/privacy frameworks
  • Digital India

    • India – Roadmap to Digital 2020 Smart Cities, inclusion
    • Government – Industry Partnership
"A glimpse into the digital future and Indian Digital Selfie"


  • Learning Opportunity

    Learn from the experts with closed group sessions, workshops, Master Classes & Leader to Leader interaction


    Opportunity to get involved in emerging digital trends


    Experience live disruptive technologies in our exclusive Digital zones

  • Thought Leaders

    100+ global leaders discuss the tech leap from 3D printing, loT, wearables, robotics to AI


    Representation accross all sectors- Retail to Pharma, BSFI to Health Care, Auto to Aviation, - all under one roof



  • The NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards felicitate some of the most renowned names from the world of business and technology. The awards are presented to individuals for their role in building business excellence and technology leadership within their organizations, in the areas such as vision, excellence in IT usage, technology innovation, thought and business leadership.

  • The NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours promotes the innovative use of Information Communication Technology in social development projects. Spearheaded by NASSCOM Foundation, this award identifies, recognizes and supports the scaling of high potential impact innovations that use technology to solve some of India\92s critical development challenges in education, health, financial service delivery to the poor, agriculture gaps, environment and social challenges. The annual Honours is the only awards of its kind, in India, that brings together all stakeholders - entrepreneurs, corporates, students and the Government, on one platform.

    Winners 2015


Digital India Partner

  • Cisco Systems

Platinum Sponsor

  • First Data

Platinum Sponsor

  • NIIT

Special Partner

  • Innov

Gold Sponsors

  • Atos
  • Cyient
  • Hexaware
  • HP
  • Sopra Steria
  • Syntel
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Silver Sponsors

  • Bahrain Economic Development Board
  • EXL_with Tag Line
  • Genpact-BD
  • Infosys
  • IPsoft
  • Kerala IT
  • KPMG
  • LnT Infotech
  • Mindtree
  • NOA
  • Softage Information Technology Ltd
  • Tata Business
  • Zensar

Global Leadership Awards

  • Capgemini

Experience Zone Co Sponsor

  • Accenture Site

Telecom Partner

  • Airtel Business

Badge & Lanyard Sponsor

  • NTT Data

Tablet Sponsor

  • Persistent Systems Ltd

Digital Learning Partner

  • Datawind


  • Cognizant Technology Solutions

Gala Evening Co sponsor

  • TRIL Infopark Ltd

Speakers' Lounge

  • Wipro

Media Lounge Sponsor

  • WNS

SmartCity Roundtable

  • SmartCity (Kochi) Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Roundtable Partner

  • Tata Communications Limited

Session Sponsors

  • BMR Advisor
  • Cinde
  • ITC Infotech
  • Liquid hub
  • Pitney Bowes Software India Pvt Ltd
  • Virtusa (India) Pvt Ltd

Country Partner - Day 2

  • Japan

State Partner

  • Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.

Special Sponsor

  • Tech Mahindra

Exclusive Reception Dinner

  • Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority

Lunch (Day 2) Sponsor

  • Hitachi India Pvt Ltd

Program Folder

  • DLF CyberCity

Speakers' Gift Sponsor

  • UL Cyber Park

Delegate Pen Sponsor

  • Geometric

Associate Sponsor

  • IG3 Infra

Refreshment Partner

  • Teabox

Hospitality Partner

  • Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

Beverage Partner

  • Nestle India Ltd

Broadband Partner

  • Reliance Business Services

Wellness Partner

  • GOQii

Mobile App Partner

  • Procialize

Webcast Partner

  • Stream on Air

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Off Western Express Highway,
Santacruz (East)
Mumbai, India, 400 055

Grand Hyatt is sold out for the conference.
NASSCOM has negotiated special rates with alternate hotels for NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2015 Delegates. Please click here to check out the alternate accommodation offers.

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