Month long Digital Technology Senate kickoff : In Week One, Pharma and Healthcare CIOs discuss COVID-19 and beyond

Starting June 2 through the month, Express Computer and CRN India brings you discussions, talks from some of the top and the most experienced minds in technology from the pharma and healthcare, Education, Retail, BFSI space to discuss the way forward to operate to live and adjust to COVID-19 and beyond
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With lakhs of people affected, the impact of the coronavirus has been deadly. In the process, this black swan event has completely altered our way of thinking and has forced organizations to bring about a change in the way they function. The world is now being forced to operate one of the largest Work from Home’ (WFH) experiments. For the next few months, every organization will be digital and will be forced to rethink their WFH policies and processes and the necessary technology infrastructure. 

Understanding the need for being relevant in today’s times, Express Computer and CRN, India’s foremost business technology communities, have launched a month-long engagement-driven Virtual Conclave, called Digital Technology Senate. #DigitalTechnologySenate  

Themed around “How India Inc. is fighting COVID-19: Innovation in Disruptive Times”, this virtual conclave will cover Healthcare & Pharma, BFSI, Education, and Retail, e-Commerce & QSR sectors and will be cumulatively attended by more than 20,000 people. 

Under Healthcare & Pharma vertical, we will be broadly focusing on the following topics: 

  • How technology is turning out to be the best bet for enabling early detection of the coronavirus disease and supporting remote/real-time monitoring 
  • Leveraging teleconsultation/telemedicine to decongest healthcare facilities and mitigate the spread of pandemics like COVID-19
  • How AI & data analytics can be applied to combat health pandemic
  • How AI and ML-based technology can be used to assess huge volumes of data on healthcare, clinical trials and drug reviews from multiple sources
  • Role of AI in drug discoveries, vaccine development, and associated research 
  • How pharma companies can utilize Big Data to accelerate drug discovery and development, predict health risk, and manage safety concern
  • Utilizing data analytics to capture patient information, scan health records, and keep a track on the performance of drugs in the clinical trial phases

The key speakers under the Healthcare & Pharma vertical include:
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, CIO, Apollo Hospitals
Sreeji Gopinathan, Chief Information Officer, Lupin Limited
Mukesh Rathi, Vice President & CIO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Prashant Singh, CIO, Max Healthcare
Rajesh Batra, EX- CIO, Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital
Anjani Kumar, CIO, Strides Pharma Science
Shuvankar Pramanick, CIO, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Jitendra Mishra, VP & Group CIO, Alembic Pharmaceuticals
Girish Kulkarni, Chairperson & Founding Board Member, CHIME India Chapter
Avadhut Parab, Global CIO, Wockhardt
Sanjay Moralwar, Group CIO, Cadila Health
Ganesh Ramachandran, Global CIO, Alkem Lab

The key partners/vendors participating in the discussions include:
Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic
SAP Concur

Hashtag – #DigitalTechnologySenate (Join the discussions and talks)
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