Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he
helped develop. He was the CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019, Co-Author of “Net Positive:
how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”, and has been described by
the Financial Times as “a stand out CEO of the past decade”.
EVP and CTO, Kone
Maciej Kranz is CTO of KONE Corporation leading company’s technology
Salil Parekh, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, sets and
evolves the strategic
direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while nurturing a
strong leadership team
drive its execution. Salil has nearly three decades of global experience in
the IT services
industry with a strong track record of driving digital transformation for
business turnarounds and managing successful acquisitions.
Most recently, Salil was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini,
where he held several
leadership positions for 25 years. He was responsible for overseeing a
comprising Application Services (North America, UK, Asia), Cloud
Infrastructure Services, and
Sogeti (Technology & Engineering Services Division). He was responsible for
the strategy and
of these businesses – setting direction and enabling rapid client adoption.
He was also the
Chairman of Capgemini’s North America Executive Council. He was the
architect of the North America
growth and turnaround strategy, and was instrumental in setting up their
In his earlier role as Partner at Ernst & Young, Salil is widely credited
for bringing scale
and value to the Indian operations of the consultancy firm.
He holds Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical
Engineering from Cornell
University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering
from the Indian
Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Mohit Joshi is a President of the company. He is Head of Banking, Financial
Services & Insurance (
BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys and is also responsible for
operations and reporting processes, including large deal pursuits and top
account growth. Mohit
has over 18 years of professional experience working across the US, India,
Mexico, and Europe. His
area of expertise lies in the intersection of financial services and
technology. Mohit was also
selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum, Davos
earlier this year.
He joined Infosys in 2000 and has since worked in different capacities. In
his previous role, he
was responsible for leading the Financial Services practice in Europe. In
2007, Mohit was
as CEO of Infosys Mexico and was instrumental in setting up the first
subsidiary in Latin America.
Mohit has previously worked in India with ABN AMRO and ANZ Grindlays in their
Mohit holds a Master of Business Administration from the Faculty of
Management Studies, Delhi
University and a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s College,
SVP, Partner Ecosystem and Head of Global Alliances, Infosys
David Wilson is the Senior Vice President Infosys Partner Ecosystem and Head of Global Alliances. In this role David is responsible for all aspects of the Infosys partner ecosystem, including extending current alliances, designing new partnership models, developing new channel business lines and the corporate global business partner management system. Partnerships have long been a critical component of the Infosys core business and are rapidly increasing in importance with the shift to Digital.
Prior to joining Infosys, David was the Vice President, IBM Business Partner and Cloud Ecosystem. In this role David lead IBM’s global software business partner channel and the IBM Computer Services Industry mission. This included all "sell to", "sell through" and "sell with" software channel business across IBM’s global network of resellers, distributors, ISVs / MSPs and the next generation partner ecosystem. The business bridged from traditional transactional revenue to consumption-based revenue across IBM's entire SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings. David joined IBM as part of the acquisition of Toronto based Footprint Software and relocated to the United States in 2004 where he worked from IBM's corporate offices in Armonk New York. Prior to Footprint, David held senior leadership roles at Corepoint Technologies and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
David is a graduate of the University of Toronto and resides in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.
CEO and Managing Partner, Infosys Consulting
Andrew Duncan leads the Infosys Consulting business globally – the company’s signature management consulting practice which drives transformative strategy and innovation for some of world’s largest brands.
Andrew joined Infosys Consulting in 2019 and has transformed the European business into a high-performance entity with double digit revenue growth and industry-leading profitability. Andrew has significantly influenced the culture of the firm, creating an organization where people have a strong sense of pride and belief in the company and where top talent aspires to work.
Following his degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College London, Andrew has had a very successful and diverse background in consulting, having served in MD or CEO roles for several technology and services companies. A dual citizen of the UK and the USA, Andrew has lived and worked in both Europe and North America and built high-performing teams across a range of sectors over the last 25 years. As a partner for AT Kearny, he helped start up the firm’s IT strategy practice and several new service offerings. He also built and co-founded a large professional services business that was subsequently acquired in 2007 by Capgemini.
Since joining Infosys, Andrew has become a significant influencer in the industry and among clients for his thought leadership and innovative mindset. Under his leadership, the firm has relaunched several cutting-edge new service offerings, elevated its brand, and repositioned itself as a formidable leader in the market.
His insights are regularly featured in top business publications, and he is a frequent and sought-after speaker at industry and client events. Due to his latest achievements, he was recognized as a Global Leader in Consulting for 2022 by Consulting Magazine, one of the top industry bodies representing the space.
Andrew is a visionary and inspirational leader who has made a stellar contribution to Infosys, and whose influence extends beyond the company to the entire consulting industry.
Former World No. 1 and 2-time Grand Slam Champion
Born in Caracas on October 8th, 1993 Garbiñe spent her first years of her life in the city of Guatire (Miranda state), 50 km east of Caracas.
Her father José Antonio Muguruza was born in Azkoitia and raised in Eibar, two small towns in the Basque Country, in northern of Spain. In 1978 he migrated to Venezuela in search of new opportunities.
In 1999 when Garbiñe was six she moved to Barcelona with her mother and two older brothers. Asier and Igor had played tennis in Venezuela and wanted to become professional tennis players, so they enrolled in the Bruguera Tennis Academy Top Team. Eventually they decided to pursue their studies instead, and it was Garbiñe who turned out to be the one with the real talent to become professional. The family settled in a house next to the academy in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 10 km from Barcelona.
In December 2009 Garbiñe won her first ITF title in Vinaroz (Spain). Before that, in May she had reached the final in Antalya (Turkey). In 2010, the good results kept coming. In February in Mallorca she reached another ITF tournament and the following week she added her second title. She ended the year as 432 in the world, and she kept on improving to break into the Top 100 in 2012.
Garbiñe started 2013 with great results and wins over three top 10s. In Miami she made the news reaching the quarterfinals after defeating Wozniacki. In a routine study in February at the tournament of Florianopolis she was diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans of the talus. On July 3rd she went through surgery to prevent future complications.
After six months away from competition, Garbiñe returned to the WTA Tour in December 2013 in Auckland. She was back in great shape, pain-free and eager to compete. She won the tournament in Hobart, her first WTA Tour title, a week before the Australian Open, where she reached the fourth round. In March that year, she played the final in Florianopolis but lost in the first round at Indian Wells and Miami. Roland Garros was a new turning point. She defeated Serena Williams in the first round and advanced to the quarterfinals where she was beaten by Maria Sharapova in a tight match.
From that point her career took off. Garbiñe's most outstanding achievements are two Grand Slam championships (Roland Garros 2016 and Wimbledon 2017), two runners-up (Wimbledon 2015 and Australian Open 2020), and winning the WTA Finals in 2021. She has also won ten other WTA tournaments. In 2017, her best year to date and in which she reached world number one, she was named "Player of the Year" at the WTA and ITF Awards, and nominated for "Sportswoman of the Year" at the Laureus Awards.
She loves music and dancing, traveling to Africa and cooking when she finally makes it home. She is an ambassador of Room to Read that helps young girls to have an education. In 2022 she became an investor in Casa del Sol, a tequila company from Mexico cofounded by actress Eva Logoria.
EVP, Co-Head Delivery, Infosys
Satish has been with Infosys for close to three decades. In his current role, his primary responsibility is Co-Head Delivery for Infosys. He manages multiple core, digital business units and globally distributed sales, consulting and delivery teams.
Satish is responsible for several organization change initiatives in the areas of Delivery, Operations, New services, Talent supply chain, Optimization and serves on the Infosys Cyber security council.
Prior to this, he has played several delivery leadership roles across Data Analytics, Digital, Manufacturing, Healthcare & Life sciences, Financial services and Retail segments globally. He is a recipient of multiple Infosys Excellence awards for his contribution to Excellence and nurturing Top Infosys client relationships.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. He also holds the Executive Education certification on Infosys Global Leadership Program in collaboration with Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, HPE
Heiko Meyer has held the role of Chief Sales Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
since November 2019.
In this role, Heiko leads the HPE Global Sales organization, driving profitable growth
and market share for HPE via a best-in-class sales organization that includes the
account teams for all customer segments, presales as well as channels and alliances
A 35-year HP/HPE veteran, Heiko previously held the role of Managing Director (MD)
of Germany and Senior Vice President of the DACH-Russia Sales Geography, inclusive
of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Russia. He began his career with HP in 1984 as
a student at the professional academy (Berufsakademie). He has been with the
company ever since, save for a two-year stint with IBM, in a variety of leadership roles
inclusive of Imaging & Printing, Managed Enterprise Solutions, Compute, Services, and
Heiko was born in Sindelfingen, Germany, and is married with three children. He is
located in the California Bay Area in the United States.
Chief Digital and Technology Officer, E.ON România
Andreea joined E.ON Romania in April 2018, when she took over the position of Deputy General Manager – member of the Management Board and Digital & Technology Director, leading the Digital Transformation, Data Strategy and Information Technology areas.
Previously, Andreea held the Strategy and Program Management Director position of Orange Romania being member of the Management Board and leading the market strategy of the #1 player in the telecommunication industry.
Andreea has an international experience of over 17 years across energy & telecom industries, having worked in EMEA, Africa and Middle East in different management & Board positions for companies such as E.ON, Orange, Ericsson and Vodafone. With a strong digital and business leadership background, Andreea has experience in building high growth businesses within large corporations.
A recognized public speaker, actively involved in several external C-level industry forums.
High-integrity, energetic leader known for her talent to drive successful transformational programs in highly complex environments.
She graduated the Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Finance and Banking, attended Master’s Degree courses in Business Management and participated in specialized courses organized by prestigious institutions such as: International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland, Boston University Management School, USA, IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain and Asia-Pacific Leadership Development Institute Beijing, China.
Katharina Moser is a designer of meaningful connection.
Katharina has designed, organized, and moderated around 300 events. Since 2020 she has specialised in the design and moderation of in-person, hybrid and online events with a focus on how to make them more human. 2022 she joined the Executive Board of the Inner Development Goals, leading the summit 2023.
Previously, she worked for the Austrian Foreign Ministry, the British Council, and the European Forum Alpbach, before she founded the creative agency MOSAIK in 2015. (one of her projects was awarded the State Prize on Europe).
She is on the board of Bürgerforum Europa; the Austrian Society for European Politics, a founding member of Alliance4Europe, and a member of the BMW Responsible Leaders Network.
Global CIO Solution Lines and Head of Platforms, AON
Paul Brotzel joined Aon in April 2014 and currently holds the position of Global CIO Solution Lines and Head of Platforms.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the IT and Insurance industry holding multiple senior roles including board positions. Prior to joining Aon, Paul held multiple CIO, CTO and COO roles for major organisations such as Allianz, St. Paul (Travellers) and Cardif (Part of the BNP Paribas group).
Paul has spent much of his career working internationally leading him to live and work in multiple cities around the world including Chicago and Sydney.
Damian began his career in 1990 at British Gas. Following E.ON’s takeover of Powergen in 2000, he moved to Germany in 2004 and became a member of the Board of Management of E.ON IS GmbH in 2006. In 2013 he was appointed Member of the Board of E.ON Global Commodities in Düsseldorf. Since the foundation of Uniper in 2016, Damian has been the CIO of Uniper Group.
The split from E.ON gave Damian Bunyan, CIO, and his team a unique opportunity. Either they used E.ON as an IT Service Provider or they would make their own way. The Uniper Team set out to fully move themselves on a new IT landscape. They have fully exited E.ON’s Data Centres, moving all applications towards the public cloud. A new network was built and Uniper staff are enjoying the benefits of the modern cloud based workplace with its evergreen approach and modern security.
Formula 1 Racing Champion and 13 Grand Prix Winner
One of the world’s most widely recognised sports personalities, David Coulthard is a renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix driver, television broadcaster, author and entrepreneur.
Born in Twynholm, Scotland, David began racing karts at the age of 11 and achieved significant success in the lower formulae of motor racing. This included victory in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. He won the inaugural McLaren Autosport ‘Young Driver of the Year Award’ in 1989, leading to a test drive for the McLaren Formula 1 team.
He joined the Williams Formula 1 team in 1993 as test driver, supporting Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna in successive seasons. He made his Formula 1 World Championship debut for the team the following year, scoring his maiden victory at the 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix.
He then moved to McLaren for nine seasons where he enjoyed a series of stellar performances including winning a further 12 Grands Prix. He finished in the top 3 in the World Championship for Drivers on no fewer than 5 occasions. His Formula 1 victories included twice winning the prestigious British and Monaco Grands Prix.
In 2005 David joined the newly created Red Bull Racing team and played a key role in the team’s development, including bringing the team its first podium finish, at the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix. He stepped away from Formula 1 racing at the end of 2008, scoring his final podium finish in that year’s Canadian Grand Prix.
His business interests include co-founding Whisper, one of Europe’s fastest growing media production companies, and Velocity Experience which develops and produces branded corporate events. In 2019 David became non-Executive Chairman of W Series, the world’s first professional all-women single seater racing series, and he is President of the British Racing Drivers Club which owns and operates Silverstone Circuit in the UK.
David’s profile is underlined through ambassadorships for a number of major international brands. He continues to drive Red Bull’s F1 cars at promotional events and is co-commentator for Channel 4’s Formula 1 coverage in the UK. He often conducts the podium interviews with the top three finishers as part of Formula 1’s global television feed.
In 2007 David published his autobiography It Is What It Is and in 2018 his second book The Winning Formula made the Sunday Times Best Seller list in the UK. In 2010 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto Networks
Nir Zuk brings a wealth of network security expertise and industry experience to Palo Alto Networks. Prior to co-founding Palo Alto Networks, Nir was CTO at NetScreen Technologies, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004. Prior to NetScreen, Nir was co-founder and CTO at OneSecure, a pioneer in intrusion prevention and detection appliances. Nir was also a principal engineer at Check Point Software Technologies, and was one of the developers of stateful inspection technology
Head of Visual and Data Journalism, Financial Times
A data visualisation specialist, his TEDx talk Why You Should Love Statistics was featured on TED.com in 2017. Alan is the author of How Charts Work, a handbook on designing with data using the FT's principles.
Before he joined the FT, he was head of digital content at the UK Office for National Statistics where he was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 for services to official statistics.
Head of Visual and Data Journalism, Financial Times
Grace Francis is the Global Chief Creative and Design Officer at Wongdoody and founder of the creative industry mentorship program elsewherestudio.org.
They guest lecture at Hyper Island and University of the Arts London, with a focus on the ethics of empathy, design thinking and creativity as a tool for societal change.
An advocate of ESG, Grace is a non-executive director atDoconomy, the impact tech start up focused on everyday climate action for all.
VP IT and Cross Functions, Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Hartmut Müller, Vice President IT Technology & Cross Functions at Mercedes-Benz Group AG, leads the IT technology and cross-functions of a global organization with over 1,000 employees, which manages the technology and platform business of Mercedes-Benz, the IT infrastructure, driving cybersecurity, enterprise architecture and IT global service delivery. Previously, he held a managerial position at Deutsche Telekom AG. There he was most recently responsible for the B2B business as Senior Vice President Business Solutions and CIO. In this role, he drove the digitization, innovation and agile transformation of the company.
In addition to his management responsibilities, he led programs in the areas of M&A, culture change and portfolio management, among others. He coaches Six Sigma Black Belts and is an assessor for leadership positions. He studied economics and computer science at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.
Global Economist, Politician and Best Selling Author
Yanis Varoufakis is a member of Greece’s Parliament and parliamentary leader of MeRA25, the Greek political party belonging to DiEM25 – Europe’s first transnational paneuropean movement.
In his own words, Varoufakis was “thrust onto the public scene by Europe’s inane handling of an inevitable crisis”. In January 2015 he was elected to Greece's Parliament with the largest majority in the country and served as Greece’s Finance Minister between January and early July of 2015. During those tumultuous six months he faced down the authoritarian ineptitude of the world’s most powerful institutions – the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, and the European Central Bank; three institutions determined to impose upon the poorest of Greeks the harshest austerity in history. Varoufakis resigned the finance ministry when he refused to sign a loan agreement that perpetuated Greece’s debt- deflationary cycle.
A year later, Varoufakis co-founded DiEM25 (the Democracy in Europe Movement) and, two years hence, in 2018, he launched its Greek electoral wing (MeRA25). Also in 2018, together with US Senator Bernie Sanders, he established the Progressive International – a global movement whose affiliated members exceed 200 million persons from across the world. In addition to these organisational endeavours he has travelled extensively giving talks and participating in various activist events and projects.
Varoufakis read mathematics and economics at the Universities of Essex and Birmingham and subsequently taught economics at the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Sydney, Glasgow, Texas and Athens where he still holds a Chair in Political Economy and Economic Theory. He is also Honorary Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, Honoris Causa Professor of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Torino, Visiting Professor of Political Economy at King’s College, London, and Doctor of the University Honoris Causa at University of Sussex.
Currently completing a new book entitled Technofeudalism: Capitalism’s stealthysuccessor (to be published by Penguin in the UK), he is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Another Now: A novel (Penguin UK & Melville House US), Adults in the Room: My struggle against Europe’s Deep Establishment (London: Bodley Head, 2017); Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A brief history of capitalism (London: Bodley Head, 2017), And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability (London: Bodley Head and NY: Nation Books, 2016); and The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy (London: Zed Books, 2011,2015). His academic books include Economic Indeterminacy (London: Routledge, 2014); Game Theory: An introductory Text (London: Routledge, 2003), Foundations of Economics (London: Routledge, 1998); and Rational Conflict (Oxford: Bl
Narsimha Rao Mannepalli (Narry)
EVP, Head of Cloud, Infrastructure and CIS, Infosys
Narry is an Executive Vice President and Head of the Cloud, Infrastructure & Security Solutions Service Line (CIS)
Narry has been with Infosys for 21+ years and has played leadership roles across various service lines and industry segments. Prior to joining Infosys Narry worked for 10+ years in various capacities with Ramco Systems Ltd., Brooke Bond India Ltd and the The UB group.
Narry is an Engineering graduate from College of Engineering, Osmania university, Hyderabad and an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, where he pursued his masters in Business Management.
Narsimha Rao Mannepalli (Narry)
SVP – Cloud, Infra and Security, Infosys
Umashankar is a member of the European Leadership team responsible for driving business in the EMEA market based in London. He has over 30 years of experience in IT of which 27+years have been focused on Cloud, Infrastructure and security Services business driving success, growing revenues and adding marque clients to the portfolio across all industry segments. He is responsible for outsourcing, infrastructure services and managing strategic alliances while leading sales, branding, architectures, team management, practice development and marketing for all advisor and analyst relationships across EMEA.
Ashiss Kumar Dash
EVP and Global Segment Head, Infosys
Ashiss Kumar Dash (‘Dash’) is the Global Head of Services, Utilities, Natural Resources and Energy industries at Infosys.
He has more than two decades of expertise in the technology industry. He influences business strategy and provides executive leadership for Services, Utilities, Resources, and Oil and Gas sectors.
Dash has represented Infosys on several industry forums and is a passionate thought leader in areas like Energy Transition, Sustainability, Journey to Net Zero, Grid Modernization and use of digital technologies to re-imagine the business models of the future. He is also an active participant at the World Economic Forum, Davos.
He is also on the boards of energy and chemicals consultancy Nexant, salesforce quote-to-cash consulting firm Simplus, leading digital customer experience company Blue Acorn iCi, and AI-led healthcare analytics company Health Sigma.
Dash has a degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and has a certification from the Global Leadership Program, Stanford University.
VP and Business Head- Energy Next, Infosys
Joseph Alenchery has been with Infosys since 2002 playing different leadership roles encompassing Portfolio P&L leadership, Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Start-up Practice Unit Creation. Currently, Joseph heads Infosys’ Energy segment focused on a portfolio of Strategic clients across US, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to this, Joseph co-founded the Corporate Performance Management practice as an intrapreneurial effort, led a team of practitioners focused on best practices in Corporate Strategic Planning and worked as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board. In addition, Joseph was the group director focused on Mergers & Acquisitions for the Energy practice. He was named as the Star of Corporate Planning by the CEO of Infosys, selected as the Best Client Services Leader@ Infosys globally and awarded GOLD for leading the best performing client transformation team @ Infosys.
Joseph has published several papers on the topic of corporate planning and Energy Transition, and has guest lectured at business schools across Europe, US and India. Joseph has worked with several large clients in the Energy sector and is featured as an “Expert” in the Oil & Gas journal. He is passionate about Energy Transition and developing high-performing teams that can enable large-scale transformation agendas for his clients in their road to a low carbon no carbon future.
Joseph holds a degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and completed the Global Leadership Program at the Stanford Graduate Business School. Joseph competes in the Texas tennis league tournaments and is a member of the United States Tennis Association. He is also an active cricketer playing in the amateur cricket leagues in Houston.
Thinkers50, Ted Speaker, Professor at Hult International Business School
Megan Reitz is Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Hult International Business School where she speaks, researches, consults and supervises on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness. She is on the Thinkers50 ranking of global business thinkers and is ranked in HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers listing. She has presented her research to audiences throughout the world and is the author of Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time. Her new book, with Financial Times Publishing, is called Speak Up which was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2020.
Her passion and curiosity centres around the quality of how we meet, see, hear, speak, learn with and encounter one another in organisational systems. Her research and publications, featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes magazine, on the BBC and Deutsche Welle, explore the links between mindfulness and leadership capacities for the 21st century and the capacity to ‘speak truth to power’ and develop psychologically safe, ‘speak-up’ cultures.
Before joining Ashridge, Megan was a consultant with Deloitte; surfed the dot-com boom with boo.com; and worked in strategy consulting for The Kalchas Group, now the strategic arm of Computer Science Corporation. She was educated at Cambridge University and has a PhD from Cranfield School of Management. She is an accredited executive coach with Ashridge and The School of Coaching.
She is mother to two wonderful daughters who test her regularly on her powers of mindfulness and dialogue.
Chief Commercial Officer, Fadata Group
Anders Holm has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. His primary focus at Fadata is driving growth and strengthening Fadata's presence in core markets. Prior to joining Fadata, Anders was Nordic Managing Director at the banking platform Temenos. His main responsibility was to establish the business in the Nordics as a leading software solution for the banking sector.
His previous experience includes senior positions at CGI Denmark, IBM Global Business Services and PwC Consulting.
SVP & Global Head Insurance, Industry Head Financial Services, Infosys
Helping financial institutions Navigate their Next - This is the role Kannan has been playing at Infosys for over two decades now. He has been responsible for global insurance – a practice valued at USD 800M+ in revenue – since 2018. Besides P&L responsibilities, he oversees client relationships and new client acquisitions in the insurance vertical across all key markets. In his role as the Industry Head for Financial Services, Kannan also leads New Markets and Strategic Accounts - Financial Services, with a special focus on Fintech, Acquisitions and Sourcing Advisors group. Kannan is curious about business model disruption through technology and this fuels his approach to helping clients stay ahead of the curve. At Infosys, he applies a unique lens of “Speed, Accuracy, Trust” (SAT) to solve customer challenges. With his business acumen and financial domain expertise, Kannan helps customers further business outcomes by using best-of-breed technologies. Relentlessly striving for excellence, being objective to earn trust, and leading by setting the standard for the industry are Infosys values embedded in his mode of leadership. Kannan has been sharing insights from his experience at various industry and community conferences and events. Having lived and worked in Scotland, Canada, and India, he is deeply appreciative of the cultural and historical roots of these countries. Kannan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also passionate about inventing, with a patent pending in the USA for his work on ‘Predicting Financial Impact of Business Frameworks.’ He is always looking to explore and learn more about team dynamics and creating effective leadership frameworks. Kannan is an avid F1 and NBA enthusiast – outside work, you’ll find him hitting shots at the tennis court.
SVP and Industry Head for Financial Services, Infosys
Jay Nair is SVP and Industry Head for Financial Services in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He is London based and in addition to FS, also heads the UK Public Service business for Infosys . He is a member of the Executive council for FHL which is the largest segment within Infosys.
He has spent close to three decades in Engineering -both in process control engineering and since 1999, within the BFSI ( Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sector. Jay has extensive experience in Business and Technology Consulting, Practice development , Engineering and Large-scale enterprise-wide technology program management. He has led global teams and programs around in the Americas ,Europe ,India ,China ,LATAM, and the Asia Pacific.
He has post graduate qualifications in both Software Engineering as well as Business Management.
CIO, Daimler Truck AG
Marcus Claesson serves as Global CIO of Daimler Truck AG. He also spearheads Daimler Truck Connectivity, having founded Connectivity Services Group (CSG), supporting the divisions and brands in creating more value for customers through connected products and services.
Marcus is passionate about unlocking the full potential of technology in business, driving technology-led business transformation and advanced digital solutions to accelerate growth and efficiencies. As the transportation industry is moving towards a more sustainable future, he is taking an active role in shaping the customer experience around the products and developing new ecosystems for zero emission vehicles and autonomous vehicles.
His colleagues describe him as a strategic-thinking leader with a focused and results-oriented approach, combined with strong interpersonal skills. Marcus holds a B. Sc. in Computer Science and has more than two decades of experience leading global teams in diverse industries.
AVP and Delivery Head of CyberSecurity, Infosys
Shambhu, AVP CyberSecurity Practice at Infosys, has over 25+ years of industry experience in information technology and cybersecurity across various industries. At Infosys, Shambhu leads the delivery, new offerings, presales, Cyber Next platform engineering, strategic partnerships, and alliances functions. In his previous role at Infosys, Shambhu spearheaded the enterprise infrastructure transformation practice where he led several new offerings such as Network as a Service (NaaS), Private Cloud on SDDC, SD-WAN and DC modernization. He has also been instrumental in customer vision transformation by leading and executing large and complex programs. Prior to Infosys, Shambhu held several leadership roles at Dimension Data, HCL Infosystems, Wipro and Cable & Wireless.
Chief Information and Transformation Officer, Britvic
Sudeep joined Britvic in 2016 and became a member of the executive team in June 2022. Retaining oversight of IT, data and analytics from his previous role as Chief Information Officer, Sudeep is also responsible for cross-functional transformation programmes.
Sudeep started his career in India as a business analyst for Cognizant, having graduated in mechanical engineering. He moved to London in 2006 on secondment with J.P. Morgan, eventually leading an international business transformation programme for the investment bank. Subsequent roles have seen him develop digital solutions for consumers at M&S, Jack Wills and Selfridges.
Head Of Technology, EON
Lee joined EON in 2008 where he has been engaged in a variety of technology and transformation activities across the retail, generation and distribution segments of the business. Prior to joining EON Lee spent 12 years with IBM in various technical and consulting roles. Most recently he was “Head of technical migration and integration” in the UK, leading the technical programme to migrate EON UK to the their new platform under EON Next in partnership with Infosys and Kraken Technology. Lee is currently “Head of Technology” for the UK Solutions organisation within the EON Digital technology function.
SVP Sales and Trading IT, Uniper
Marco Scherer is the SVP Sales and Trading IT, Uniper, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Marco started his career in Essen at the former Ruhrgas AG in 1998, which later became a part of E.ON
Has been in leadership roles across different functional areas of IT ever since and is responsible for the IT enabling the core commercial business at Uniper since 2016.
He holds a Master degree in Mathematics . He is passionate about Energy and cross-industry collaboration.
Maria Ervik Løvold
Group EVP, Technology and Services ,DNB
Maria Ervik Løvold is Group Executive Vice President for Technology & Services in DNB and responsible for common IT-solutions, security, Anti-money laundering and bank services. DNB is the biggest bank in Norway and aims to develop innovative and responsible products and services and create exceptional user experiences. Maria is known for her energetic and direct leadership style and she is passionate about diversity and enabling her colleagues to thrive. Maria has been a board member of «Norsk Gjeldsinformasjon AS» and «DNB Eiendom AS», and is now member of the board in «IKT Norge». She is cand. jur. from the University in Oslo and she has many years of experience as a lawyer in the financial industry.
Head Of IT Operations , Siemens GRE
Ignacio Arriba is the Head of IT Operations at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, consolidating Infrastructure and Application service delivery. At SGRE, Ignacio has led the consolidation and Transformation of SGRE IT Infrastructure to enable the necessary flexibility towards new & changing digital innovations and providing a secure foundation for all internal and customer facing cloud solutions. He has a strong engineering background with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) from Universidad del País Vasco, Ignacio has a strong background working in Wind Industry.
Chief Information and Digitisation Officer, Reckitt
Filippo joined Reckitt as Chief Information & Digitization Officer on 1 April 2021. Filippo is responsible for building and maintaining Reckitt’s competitive leading-edge IT, Data and Digital capabilities. Filippo brings to Reckitt extensive leadership experience in defining and shaping IT, digital portfolios and technology-enabled new business models across leading consumer goods organizations. In his previous role, Filippo was SVP, Global Chief Information Officer at Nestlé, where he led the transformation of technology platforms, data, analytics, eBusiness, processes and tech skills. Prior to Nestlé Filippo worked at Procter and Gamble (P&G) across geographies, categories and IT disciplines, leading the digital transformation in key brands and corporate initiatives. Filippo currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Farmer Connect, a leading tech company providing blockchain based traceability for farm to fork supply chains.
Frederika De Courcy Arora
VP, Digital Product Management, New Integrated Offers, bp
Fred is the Vice President of digital product management at bp, focused on the discovery and creation of new digital product offers aligned to bp’s five growth engines: bioenergy – to produce more renewable fuels made from waste or plants, EV charging – to accelerate the switch to electric vehicles, convenience – to help make everyday life a little easier, renewables – that can be used to power millions of homes and businesses with low carbon energy from the sun and wind, and hydrogen and carbon capture and storage – to help build the lower carbon energy system of the future.
Fred is a passionate environmentalist, having transitioned to a meat-free diet, electric cars and a solar-powered house 5 years ago. She joined bp in 2018 to be part of the solution to the climate crisis and progress the energy transition. Since joining bp, she has held a range of leadership roles, including supporting the agile transformation and more recently leading the digital innovation teams across the customer facing businesses. Fred started her career as a technology consultant initially within the construction industry before falling in love with the complexities and emerging challenges of the energy industry. She is passionate about diversity and supporting new generations of STEM students to reach their full potential. She is a mother to two children and one dog, and enjoys adrenaline sports and travel in her spare time.
EVP Customer Journey, Data and Digital, Telenet
Benedikte Paulissen studied Applied Economics at the KU Leuven and obtained a post-graduate degree in European law at the UCL. She also worked for Flanders Technology International, a non-profit organization established by the Flemish government to promote technology, innovation and science. In 1998, she switched to Telenet and worked at the communication department and the marketing division to promote Telenet to the general public. In 2004, she was made responsible for all direct sales channels, including telesales and sales via indirect sales channels, including own shops, dealers and Telenet Centres. From 2011 she was also responsible for all customer service activities. The last couple of years she is driving the data & digital transformation and the customer centric experience. In 2019 she became responsible for the data, digital and the journey-teams. In this role she is engaging the company in managing the customer relationship and in creating a persistent focus on the customer. She is driving the organization to work together for the optimal customer experience delivery.
Chief Product Officer, 10X Banking
As Chief Product Officer Leigh is responsible for product and engineering and platform functionality. Leigh joined 10x in early 2017, several months after the business was founded. Our client focus is on support around not only SME, but also BaaS and core banking platform development and Leigh has worked across all of these. As part of his experience prior to 10x, Leigh was Head of Customer Services and Lending for Lloyds Business Banking. As well Lloyds, Leigh has worked at Halifax and Lloyds International.
CTO Domain Lead, Nationwide Building Society
Alex began his career at Accenture in 2001 where he worked across a range of different industries and disciplines before joining Accenture’s Global Architecture and Core Technologies Group in 2004. There his focus switched to remained with Financial Services. At Accenture and then Deloitte, he held lead architect positions in major IT transformation programmes at ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, and EBRD before taking a role in industry at RBS (now Natwest). Alex joined Nationwide in 2018 and is responsible for all IT Architecture and Engineering in Financial Crime, Risk, Finance and Treasury, Procurement, and HR. Today, Alex’s primary focus is technology leadership and the enablement of cloud-based transformation of Nationwide’s IT landscape.
EVP and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys
Jasmeet is Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing at Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. At Infosys, Jasmeet is responsible for overseeing and growing client relationships in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Manufacturing sectors. Under his leadership, the sector has recorded double-digit growth for the past 2 years while improving the margin profile of his business. Jasmeet is also on the Board of Fluido, a Finland-based digital transformation leader and Salesforce platinum consulting partner that became part of the Infosys family in October 2018. He is also on the board of Panaya, an Israel-based company that Infosys acquired in early 2015. Panaya is a leader in change acceleration, impact analysis and testing across SAP, Oracle and Salesforce based ecosystems.
Prior to this, Jasmeet led the Financial Services business as the SVP & Industry Head for the Americas at Infosys. He has been instrumental in growing the business and deepening the relationships in this sector.
With over two decades of experience in IT and technology driven business transformation, Jasmeet brings a deep appreciation of business processes and the usage of technology as a strategic differentiator for clients. He has a keen interest in the business value the manufacturing industry can derive from the intersection of technologies like IIOT, Automation and Machine Learning.
Jasmeet started his career with Tata Steel, after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT (BHU) Varanasi. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. Jasmeet spent close to 5 years with Deutsche Bank on the business side before moving to Infosys.
Jasmeet is based in New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is an avid reader and enjoys playing tennis.
VP, ERP Renewal Program, Metsä Group
Sirpa Kuokka is an experienced development minded IT leader with strong personal commitment to development initiatives on the aganda. In her career she has worked in big multinational industrial companies and in IT consultancy (KPMG, PwC, IBM). Her background gives her an excellent opportunity to plan and execute successful business changes enabled by modern IT solutions and trusted partners.
Sirpa is now leading a major ERP renewal program in Metsä Group, where the company is defining common global processes and subsequently implementing a supporting ERP solution. During this transformation program Metsä Group will shift its ERP landscape mainly to cloud based solutions.
Head of Digital Core Strategy Execution, Volvo Cars
Pär has over 15 years’ experience in the Automotive Industry, holding multiple roles within Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain and Procurement at General Motors, Haldex, McKinsey and AB Volvo before joining Volvo Cars in December 2017.
At Volvo Cars he was leading Procurement Strategy and Business Development and Finance Transformation before joining Digital Core in February 2022.
He is currently responsible for Strategy Execution within Digital Core, leading a global team responsible for Volvo Cars digital roadmaps, sourcing and vendor management, software asset management, intelligent process automation, corporate development and affiliates as well as Volvo Cars technology hubs.
SVP and Industry Head (EMEA), Infosys
Ambeshwar (Amby) has over 22+ years of experience working with his clients successfully to execute complex transformational and outsourcing programs. He has helped his clients in shaping and developing their digital capabilities that has helped them build a competitive advantage. He is a trusted advisor for many of the leading consumer goods, retailer and logistics companies headquartered in EMEA
Director, GBS, Currys
Ian Dawson is Global Business Services Director at Currys Group Limited. He is a GBS leader with a track record of designing, building and operating multi-functional Shared Services organisations of considerable scale. With 20 years’ experience in operating model development, transition management and delivery leadership, in both captive and outsourced models, Ian has worked extensively across Regions (EMEA, Philippines, Costa Rica, India) and Industry sectors (Retail, FMCG, Infrastructure and Technology). Ian started his career in P&G, before moving into IBM BPO organisation. Prior to his Currys GBS role, he established the GBS organisation in Burberry, following GBS leadership roles in John Lewis Partnership and Balfour Beatty.
Global Head of Tech and Digital, Finance and Legal,Reckitt
Maria is the Global Head of Tech & Digital - Finance, ERP & Legal reporting to the CIO (Filippo Catalano), based in London, UK. She joined Reckitt in 2003 and played various roles across geographies leading transformation engagements in the ERP and Finance area
Maria is an empathetic leader who believes in collaborative culture and champions & encourages women empowerment and leadership. Recently, she has visited by Infosys to visit its Pune campus and shared her journey up the corporate ladder
VP – IT and CISO EMEA region at Ricoh Europe Plc
Mark Robinson is Vice President of IT & CISO for the EMEA region at Ricoh Europe Plc. Now in his 36th year in IT, Mark joined Ricoh Europe from the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) & Semiconductor industry working with companies such as OrCad, MathCad, Cadence, IIT & Maplesoft. Mark has held several IT leadership positions internationally prior to joining Ricoh and currently sits on a number of CIO forums as well as the Ricoh Global IT Strategy Council in Tokyo.
Mark is responsible for all IT in Ricoh Europe, covering 26 countries in EMEA with a Turnover of €4b. Most recently, Mark has led Ricoh’s SD-WAN, AI/ML, M365, and Cloud First Strategy. Mark has also been instrumental in driving D&I in the EMEA team and driving up employee engagement. Currently, Mark is leading Ricoh Europe’s move to move to Zero Trust architecture and its Digital Transformation as it moves from a private cloud-hosted EBS/Siebel/JDE Platform to Oracle Fusion Cloud stack for its entire mission-critical business processes from lead generation through to Enterprise Performance Management.
EVP and Global Head, CRL
Karmesh is the Executive VP and Global Head for Retail, Consumer & Logistics at Infosys. With over 25 years of experience, Karmesh is a customer-centric, values-driven, industry partner and leader. His expertise includes strategizing, architecting, and delivering technology-enabled business performance improvements for Fortune 500 Enterprises.
CMT Unit Strategy Head, Infosys
Anand is a 25 year globally tenured professional at Infosys, spanning varied roles and geographies with a specialization in the Telecommunications industry.
He is leading a transformative Platform Incubation Engine group which brings Sentience, Learning and Business value into traditional Enterprise Services domains. He also heads a portfolio of large American Telecom and Cable provider accounts in the US.
He has lived and worked in Canada, USA, Australia, NZ, Middle East and SE Asia (Singapore) in Engineering, Program Managing, Consulting, Client Partnership and Market Development roles.
He is a Computer Science Engineer and an Infosys Constellation leader with programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business
SVP and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, SAP SE
Harald is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships within Cloud Success Services, leading the partner strategy and business development with a focus on a consistent joint account engagement while driving quality and customer adoption / consumption in partner-led projects.
Harald is an SAP veteran with over 30 years of experience in various roles. In particular, he has outstanding expertise in strategic alliances, partner business development, sales, complex project management, and a broad understanding of and experience in American, European and Asian business cultures.
He is located at the SAP corporate headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.
MD-Mobile and Cloud, Liberty Global
Madalina Suceveanu joined Liberty Global in April 2022, as Managing Director- Mobile and Cloud.
She is also a Director on Telenet’s Board of Directors.
Prior to this she has held several senior leadership positions at Vodafone Group PLC, including CTO of the European Cluster, Turkey and Egypt and CTO of Vodafone Ireland. She was responsible for supervising the implementation of technology strategies and investments, facilitating innovation and talent management in seven Vodafone markets in Europe, as well as Egypt and Turkey.. She has also served as Chief Networks Officer at Vodafone in Germany since October 2021.
Prior to her career at Vodafone, Ms. Suceveanu took on various responsibilities at Orange Romania S.A. between 1997 and 2013, with her most recent position being Chief Technology Officer, which she held for three years.
Ms. Suceveanu was also a member of the board of directors of the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, Orange Foundation, Netshare Ireland and SIRO, a joint venture between Vodafone Ireland and the nation's state-owned electrical utility, ESB.
In 2017 Ms. Suceveanu was recognized by Silicon Republic 2017 as one of the top 25 female leaders in technology in the world.
PTSB’s vision is to be bank of choice within their market, ensuring the personal touch but with digitally propelled capability. As Group CTO and member of the Executive Committee, Tom Hayes is responsible for leading the Digital Banking Roadmap and driving a major technology enabled transformation. The key foundation to this is to deliver and assure a secure and operationally resilient Bank that customers can trust and rely on every day. This involves building out a flexible technology architecture, that enables the Bank to deliver compelling customer experiences powered by the Bank’s evolving digital capabilities together with a growing set of partnerships involving key capability players and Fintech innovators.
Tom is an advocate of a high performance truly collaborative ways of working across the organization.
CIO, Toyota Material Handling Europe
Johan Kroon is the Chief Information Officer of Toyota Material Handling Europe which is an industrial technology company. At TMHE, Johan is constantly innovating to accelerate digital transformation and leverage the potential of new technologies to enhance the organizations competitiveness and optimization efforts. With a Master’s in Business administration from Linköping University, Johan has a strong background in ERP and business consulting and is now leading his IT organization to delivery maximum value.