Agenda 2018


Day 1: Wednesday, September 26th

AM – 18:00

Arrival: Guests arrive; airport transfers from airport and check-in at InterContinental Hotel Budapest

18:30 – 22:00

Inaugural Cocktail and Dinner Reception: Held at Vigadό, Budapest’s second largest Concert Hall. Word of welcome by Surya Kant, President of North America, UK and Europe, Tata Consultancy Services
•    Róbert Ésik, President at Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

Day 2: Thursday, September 27th


07:00 – 08:00

Optional Fitness Run: Stimulating 3,5K or 5K fitness run through the Castle District

07:00 – 08:45

Breakfast: Main breakfast for all delegates will be served at InterContinental from 07:00 onwards. Between 08:00 – 08:45, various country breakout breakfasts will be hosted by TCS Country Heads, enabling delegates to network with other delegates from their country

08:45 – 09:00

Assembly: Assembly of guests at InterContinental Conference Room

09:00 – 09:05

Master of Ceremonies: Andrea Catherwood, renowned TV presenter and journalist

09:05 – 09:10

Opening Remarks: Amit Bajaj, VP and Head of Europe, Tata Consultancy Services

09:10 – 9:55

Keynote Address: Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

09:55 – 10:25

Going Agile in the Business 4.0 Era: Presentations on how companies are embracing the agile methodology to transform the way they deliver business value
•    Eoin Conneely, Head of Strategy & Implementation, Ericsson.
•    Michael Clijdesdale, Chief Information Officer, ING WB Tech.

10:25 – 11:05

Keynote Leadership Discussion with the Chairman of Tata Sons: N. Chandrasekaran. Hosted by Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor of The Economist. Focusing on building strategic agility for C-suite teams & boardrooms in a rapidly changing world

11:05 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:05

CEO Keynote: Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

12:05 – 13:00

Football 4.0: Play Agile – Football legends offer insights into leadership, mentoring and adopting the latest technologies and methods in a global sport
•    Lothar Matthäus, former manager, FIFA world player of the year, and World Cup-winning captain of West Germany
•    Ruud Gullit, former manager, Ballon d’Or winner and Euros-winning captain of the Netherlands
Hosted by Gabby Logan, Britain’s foremost sports presenter and former international gymnast

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

13:30 – 18:00

Networking Activities as pre-selected by each delegate

19:30 – 23:00

Gala Dinner at Gödöllő Palace; the Imperial and Royal Hungarian Palace

Day 3: Friday, September 28th

07:00 – 08:00

Optional Fitness Run: Stimulating 3,5K or 5K fitness run through the Castle District

07:00 – 08:40

Breakfast: Main breakfast for all delegates will be served at InterContinental from 07:00 am onwards. Between 08:00 – 08:40, various country breakout breakfasts will be hosted by TCS Country Heads, enabling delegates to network with other delegates from their country

08:40 – 08:50

Assembly: Assembly of guests at InterContinental Conference Room

08:50 – 09:00

Opening and Recap by Andrea Catherwood

09:00 – 10:10

Business 4.0 Journeys: Presentations on how best-in-class organizations are
embracing automation, robotics, analytics and artificial intelligence to stay ahead of
the curve

  • Dr Hilde Vanaken, Innovation Leader, Janssen Clinical Innovation
  • Louis Luijten, Chief Information Officer, ASML Holding N.V.
  • René Steenvoorden, Chief Digital Officer & CIO, Randstad
  • Andrew Brothers, Chief Information Officer, Albert Heijn

10:10 – 10:45

Creating Exponential Value through AI: View from Futurist David Mattin: New World, Same Humans: three key consumer trends for 2019 and beyond

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:05

European Leaders Perspective: Panel Discussion with Europe’s leaders and how they are navigating their organizations in the Business 4.0 Era

  • Ashok Vaswani, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays UK
  • Howard Watson, Chief Technology & Information Officer, BT Group
  • Marjan Oudeman, Board member of Solvay SA & various other international companies
  • N.G. Subramaniam (NGS), Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, Tata Consultancy Services

12:05 – 12:20

Machine First Delivery Model: P. R. Krishnan, Executive Vice President & Global Head, Enterprise Intelligent Automation, Tata Consultancy Services

12:20 – 13:20

Embracing Risk: Interview by Gabby Logan with world-record setting skydiver Felix Baumgartner, daredevil and BASE jumper, best-known for jumping to Earth from the stratosphere

13:20 – 13:25

Closing Remarks: Shankar Narayanan, VP and Head of UK and Ireland, Tata Consultancy Services

13:25 – 14:25

Lunch and close of event followed by departures