The Power of Data Summit 2023

In the digital age, data has emerged as the lifeblood of modern businesses, transforming the way they operate, innovate, and connect with customers. The power of data extends far beyond numbers and statistics; it's a strategic asset that empowers organizations to make informed decisions, drive innovation, and gain a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

As businesses embark on their journey to harness the power of data, cultivating a data-driven culture becomes essential. This involves fostering an environment where data is valued, insights are sought after, and decisions are rooted in evidence. It requires investing in the right technologies, equipping teams with data literacy skills, and ensuring that data privacy and ethics are upheld at every stage.

With this context, Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics with a legacy of over 180 years hosted its flagship conclave "The Power of Data Summit 2023". The summit served as a global platform to gain useful insights from CXOs, industry veterans and top experts.

The summit will deliberate upon the following topics-

Transforming Business with Generative AI: Unlocking New Possibilities

Decoding: The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023

Storage in Age of Cloud, AI, ML & 5G

Holy Grail of Data Monetization




  • Generative AI - Impact across big data value chain from data acquisition to usage
  • Benefits of Generative AI - Process large volumes of data, identify patterns, trends and insights
  • The future of Generative AI - What lies in the store?
  • Business use cases of Generative AI across industry spectrum

Moderator: Mohit Gupta, Senior Director – Sales, Dun & Bradstreet


  • Arvind Kumar, Head IT & Infosec, Genisys Group
  • Sudeep Dey, Chief Information Officer, Healthcare Global Enterprises Limited
  • Santhosh Vasanthakumar, CIO & Operations Site Lead, VMWare India
  • Swapnasarit Sahu, Director Data Science, Walmart Global Tech India
  • Mukund Shastri, Group VP & Chief Data Science Officer, Comviva -Tech Mahindra Company

  • The Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023: Impact on personal and professional aspects
  • What are the obligations to be managed by corporate entities while dealing with data?
  • What are the rights and duties of data principal & obligations of data fiduciary?
  • How to manage compliance of the new act?
  • How does act interplay with sector specific data protection regulations

Moderator: Akhil George, Tech Journalist, Times of India


  • Pankaj Rai, Group Chief Data Analytics Officer, Aditya Birla Group
  • Arun Sadhanand Prabhu, Partner, Head- Technology & Telecommunications, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Jaideep Reddy, Partner (Technology Law), Trilegal
  • Satish Kumar Dwibhashi, Chief Information Security Officer, Kreditbee
  • Thomas Goerge, Chief Data Officer, Societe Generale

  • Prevailing Data challenges which are hampering business growth – include data privacy/security policies, general issues faced by businesses due to their sectors of operations.
  • What is the need of the hour – Emerging Service models
  • To be able to cater to these emerging service models – how can companies decipher data to unleash its potential, journey from raw data to insightful decision-making reports.
  • Are there any thumb rules/used cases which substantiate the above
  • Key new age technologies that enable the above: market of cloud service models in India – IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
  • Key principles for creating an effective data strategy.

Moderator: Hitesh Sethi, Head of Analytics and Business Advisory, Dun & Bradstreet India

Panelists :

  • Vijoy Basu, Senior Director, Global Head IT AI & Analytics, Cognizant
  • Ashutosh Dixit, Director - Consulting, CIO Advisory, LTIMindtree
  • Prince Joseph, Group Chief Information Officer, Nest Group SFO Technologies
  • Nikhil Paul, Chief Technology and Information Officer, 6D Technologies
  • Kumar Alagappan, Global Vice President – Marketing Analytics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Ram S, CEO & Managing Director, iBus Networks

  • Functional use cases for customer, risk, operational and social media analytics
  • Data visualization - Discover pattern, relationships, convey findings and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Predictive analytics - Anticipate customer demand, optimize resources, improve performance, and generate new opportunities
  • Use cases across industries spectrum and their benefits
  • Challenges faced, practical solution and way forward

Moderator: Vipul Oberoi, Director of Marketing, CSR & Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet India

Panelist :

  • Karthik Balakrishnan, Senior Director – Data & Analytics, Data Office, Wesco
  • Mathangi Ramachandran, Chief Data Officer, YUBI
  • Hari Saravanabhavan, Vice President – Global Analytics, Concentrix
  • Chetan Shah, Global Business Head - Data & Analytics, Tech Mahindra
  • Praveen Singh, Director – Data Engineering, Pay U
  • Syed Atif Umar, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Nykaa

  • Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, I.T & B.T, Government of Karnataka
  • Shri N.S. Boseraju, Minister for Minor Irrigation, Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka
  • Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Secretary to the Government. Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka
  • Avinash Gupta, MD & CEO - India, Dun & Bradstreet § Mohit Gupta, Senior Director – Sales, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Vipul Oberoi, Director - Marketing, CSR and Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet

About The Report – ‘Unleashing Power of Data’

D&B will launch the first-ever ‘Unleashing Power of Data’ report at the summit. The report will encapsulate the essence of data's pivotal role in modern business landscapes and feature insights from Indian Data Gurus discussing the evolving data sphere and its strategic significance. Real-world case studies spotlighting how data-driven decisions have propelled organizations across sectors to operational excellence and competitive edges. Expert-authored articles exploring data-centric trends, challenges, and opportunities.

This report will serve as a holistic guide for businesses aiming to leverage data for growth and resilience, showcasing how data, when wielded adeptly, becomes an asset for informed decision-making and transformative outcomes. The Dun & Bradstreet ‘Unleashing Power of Data’ report will be circulated among CXOs of leading corporates, Government Ministries, and other leading corporates across India and abroad.


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