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West PSU Tech Symposium

14th September 2023

Embracing the digital age and Forging new frontiers for PSUs
Governance Now, a premier publication on public policy and governance from Sri Adhikari Brothers Group, is organizing its First West PSU Tech Symposium on 14th September 2023 at Mumbai.

In the past seven editions of the PSU IT Forums, Governance Now has successfully engaged IT experts from India's top PSUs. Now, we are expanding our reach to engage with zone-wise state and central PSUs, as well as technology solution providers, to address the digital transformation needs.

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), both at the central and state levels, have played a crucial role in the industrialization and overall development of India. These PSUs were established with the objective of achieving self-sufficiency in manufacturing and technology. The government has been at the forefront of digitization initiatives aimed at increasing productivity, driving efficiency, and improving citizen services. Modern digital technologies have a vital role in enabling these initiatives.

Today, technology has become a significant enabler for businesses across all sectors, including the public and private sectors. It plays a highly insightful role in driving optimization and efficiency. Progressive technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, and augmented reality have contributed to sustained growth within the public sector. Automation and digitization of services have led to significant social, economic, technological, and environmental outcomes. The role of technology in government and the public sector is to enhance various processes and improve overall performance.

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, cybersecurity has transitioned from being a choice to becoming an absolute necessity. Government agencies and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have emerged as prime targets for malicious actors. Therefore, it is imperative not only to consider but also to embrace emerging technologies for enhanced security. It is vital to leverage every available advantage in order to disrupt potential attack paths and fortify overall security posture.

To effectively mitigate cyber risks, gaining comprehensive visibility across the entire network is paramount. This visibility allows for a better understanding of potential vulnerabilities, enabling prompt prioritization and remediation. The increasing reliance on digital technologies in day-to-day operations has introduced significant challenges in the domains of cyber and network security. Consequently, organizations must prioritize the development of robust security architectures. As IT infrastructures are modernized, security considerations should be placed at the forefront of decision-making processes, ensuring a proactive and holistic approach to safeguarding critical assets.

Draft Agenda

12.45 pm – 01.45 pm

Guest Welcome, Registration and Networking Lunch

02.00 pm - 02.05 pm

Welcome Address by Governance Now

02.05 pm - 02.20 pm

Keynote Address by Chief Guest

02.20 pm - 03.00 pm

Power Session
Leveraging PSUs for Infrastructural Development: Bridging Gaps and Fostering Connectivity

03.00 pm - 04:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Leveraging Technologies in the Public Sector: Unlocking the Potential for Transformation

04.00 pm - 05:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Navigating the Complexities of Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Technologies

05.00 pm Onwards

Closing Remarks and Hi Tea

Key Dignitaries

Shri Mandar Joshi

Partner - Management Consulting Leader Digital and Technology Implementation

Shri Jayant Gupta

Executive Director (IS)
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Shri Rajeev Kumar

Executive Director (S&T)
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd

Shri Manish Malik

Chief General Manager (IS)
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Shri G R Kanel

Group General Manager - Head Infocom

Shri Ravi Kant Prasad

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.

Shri Nagsen Ambadas Wankhede

Chief General Manager (IT)
Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd.

Shri Vinod Jadhav

General Manager (IT)
Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation

Shri Kedar Gadre

GM - Business Information Systems
Mahanagar Gas Ltd

Shri Sanjay Petkar

DGM & Head IT
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.

Shri Vivek Nohwar

DGM (IT Infrastructure)
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Shri Ghanshyam Verma

Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Ltd

Ms Shital Jiwane

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Shri Yogesh Kurkure

Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd

Shri Naveen Agarwal

GM (E&T) Infocomm Security

Shri Swapnil Parab

HoD (Projects)
Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Ltd

Shri Sachin Khanna


And more...