CONFERENCE PROGRAM*

08:30 AM onwards Registration of Attendees, Welcome Tea
09:30 AM - 09:40 AM Welcoming delegates – S. Devishankar, Program Convener
09:40 AM – 10:10 AM Special Address
BV Naidu, Former Director, STPI, Bangalore, Founder & Managing Partner, StartupXseed Ventures LLP.
10:10 AM – 10:25 AM SILF Address
Sajai Singh, Partner, J. Sagar Associates
10:25 AM – 10:40 AM FICL Address
Sudha Hooda, Executive Director – Legal, NVIDIA Graphics
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM To be Announced
10:55 AM – 11:15 AM The Digital BFSI Landscape – A general counsel’s priorities & challenges

Guest: Aravind Venugopal, General Counsel, ACKO
Host: Arjun Rajagopalan, Partner, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte India
11:15 AM – 11:35 AM Tea / Coffee Break
11:35 AM – 12:50 PM Panel Discussion # 1: Legal-Tech Panorama – Keeping up with the pace of evolution

Session Synopsis:
  • Analysing trends and predictions for the legal-tech industry – 2022 and beyond
  • Legal-Tech start-ups…and the tribe increases
  • Chalking out a digital transformation layout for your legal department
  • AI, ML and Blockchain based solutions for the world of legal – a ringside view.
  • Continuous professional development for lawyers. How do GCs infuse newer skills?
  • How much of a replacement threat is legal-tech for generalist law professionals?
  • Legislative framework to cover the entire gamut of disruptive technologies
  • Roles of natural language processing and machine learning in handling important aspects
  • Adoption of Design Thinking in problem solving
Session Moderator: Sreerupa Chowdhury, Co-Founder, Flywork.io

Session Panellists:
  • Sudha Hooda, Executive Director, Legal & Board Member, NVIDIA Graphics
  • Navneet Hrishikesan, Executive Director - Legal - APAC & Japan, CISCO
  • Abhishek Purohit, Associate General Counsel, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Vardaan Ahluwalia, Head - Legal, Premji Invest
  • Venkata Raghavan, TiE Charter Member – Escalade Legal
12:50 PM – 1:50 PM Networking Luncheon & visit to showcasing area
1:50 PM – 03:05 PM Panel Discussion # 2: The Post Pandemic Digital World – A look at the profound changes in the tech and law landscape

Session Synopsis:
  • New Challenges on Work From Home
  • Employment & SES Issues of WFH
  • Proposed DESH Act
  • Basic principles (open protocols, open networks, and techo-legal regulations) of the digital world
  • ESG - easier said than done. Approaching net zero goals.
  • India Stack Open API – how it works, and what are the legal implications
  • Block chain & cryptocurrency – How far are we from framing our own related laws
Session Moderator: Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation

Session Panellists:
  • Smitha Chandrashekariah, Director Legal, Harman International India
  • Lahar Appaiah, Legal Counsel, IBM India
  • Shujath Bin Ali, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Re Sustainability
  • Sundari R Pisupati, Co-Managing Partner, Tempus Law Associates
  • Arush Khanna, Partner, Numen Law Office
3:05 PM – 3:20 PM Tea/Coffee Break
3:20 PM – 4:35 PM Panel Discussion # 3: Privacy, Data Protection & Compliance – The India story

Session Synopsis:
  • Taking stock of significant developments around the digital world in the areas of data privacy and security
  • Digital India Act – how revamped and ready are we as tech and legal professionals.
  • Emerging technologies and measures for enterprise security
  • Aiding data protection compliance with innovative, researched tools
  • In-country data sharing and its governance. India’s data governance model
  • Enhanced roles of GCs & CCOs in building robust ethics and compliance mechanisms
  • Democratising e-commerce with Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC). Do all e-commerce laws snugly fit in?
  • Metaverse and Web 3.0 – Privacy Challenges
Session Moderator: Jishnu Sanyal, Counsel, Trilegal

Session Panellists:
  • Shelly Kohli, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, United Breweries Ltd.
  • Sonal Basu, General Counsel & Vice President, Mindtree
  • Lakshmi Menon Nair, Director- Country Counsel India and Associate General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Sachin Yadav, Partner, Forensics, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks, Raffle Draw
** KINDLY NOTE:
- The program, topics and areas of discussions are only indicative, not exhaustive
- Topics, synopsis, areas of discussion, and timing of panel discussion will be finalised in consultation with planning committee members
- Panel discussion may undergo re-scheduling, hence timings shown are not final