India Data Leadership Summit 2019

Growth, Trust & Privacy

In this edition of the ‘India Data Leadership Summit’ we examine the prominence, consequences, and catalysts of the meteoric data economy. The omnipresence of data powering a multitude of digital transactions has been at the heart of disruption of businesses operations, citizen and state interactions and societal relationships at large.

The India Data Leadership Summit brings together different stakeholders and perspectives; weaving together opinions of business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists, policy makers, journalists, and government. To paint a landscape of opportunities and identifying issues emerging from data driven growth.


Fairness and Competition

With the proliferation of digitisation and the emergence of digital public and private platforms in e-commerce, social media, cloud, and financial services, we have seen the rise of dominant players in the digital economy. This poses the question- how can we create balance in the market between dominant digital platforms while fostering innovation, and maintaining a level playing field for start-ups.

Digital literacy

In an increase digital world, Digital literacy has become a necessity for an individual’s purposeful use of digital technology. Being digitally literacy requires more than just the technical ability to operate digital devices properly; it also comprises a variety of skills that are utilized in executing tasks in digital environments. Under this theme, we discuss the various aspects associate with digital literacy and pathways to accelerate bridging the digital literary gap in India for holistic growth.

Consumer Data Privacy

At the heart of digitisation is the collection, processing, sharing and exchanging of consumer personal data to enhance the user experience and innovate to develop new services and products. Since the process of digitisation depends on the personal data of a consumer it is important to ensure that all the processing activities around the consumer personal data should be done in such a manner to enable consumer to establish control over these aspects of processing. This ability to control use is paramount to re-establish the faith of the consumers in organisational and government use of their data.

Digital Economy and Ethics

With this theme we venture into the maze of policy and moral intricacies that is--data ethics. Data ethics are characterised by ethical enquiries, to analyses the content and nature of data centric operations. The complexity of these ethical challenges posed by data analytics and large-scale usage of personal, warrants creation of a holistic and inclusive framework that addresses the ethical implications of data sciences and its applications, while maximizing the value of data science for our societies, for all of us and for our environments.

Digital Financial Inclusion

With the prospect of reaching billions of new customers, banks and a widening array of non-banks have begun to offer  digital financial services  for financially excluded and underserved populations, building on the digital approaches that have been used for years to improve access channels for those already served by the formal financial sector. The models of digital financial inclusion emerging in countries around the world introduce new market participants and allocate roles and risks (both new and well known) differently from the traditional approaches to retail financial service delivery.

Data Co-operation

Striving for balanced, flexible, and compatible data protection regulation has become an urgent goal. Some countries have powerful regulatory mechanisms, while others have outdated legislation or none at all. In order to achieve adequate protection that allows for innovation and facilitates trade, it is essential to continue national, regional and global multi-stakeholder dialogue.


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Event Agenda

The India Data Leadership Summit brings together different stakeholders and perspectives; weaving together opinions of business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists, policy makers, journalists, and government.

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  • Akshay Jain

    Deputy General Manager Public Policy
    Paytm Payments Bank

  • Ashish Agarwal

    Senior Director Public Policy

  • Ashish Gautam

    Associate Director

  • Atul Tripathi

    Cyber Security – Chief Data Scientist

  • Bhairav Acharya

    Public Policy Manager

  • Bishakha Bhattacharya

    Government & Regulatory Affairs

  • Derek Ho

    Senior V P, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection

  • G Narendra Nath

    Joint Secretary
    National Security Council Secretariat

  • Gopalakrishnan S

    Joint Secretary
    Meity, Digi Dhan

  • Jaspreet Singh

    Partner Cyber Security

  • Malavika Raghavan

    Head – Future of Finance
    Dvara Research

  • Manas Fuloria

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Mayuran Palanisamy

    Director and Data Privacy Lead

  • Payal Malik

    Competition Commission of India

  • R Chandrashekhar

    Former President NASSCOM, Former Secretary IT, Telecom

  • Rajat Kathuria

    Director and Chief Executive

  • Rama Vedashree


  • Rishikesh Patankar

    Vice President
    CSC e-Governance Services India Limited & COO, CSC Academy

  • Sandeep Bansal


  • Sangeeta Gupta

    Senior Vice President

  • Shivnath Thukral

    Public Policy Director

  • Shweta Rajpal Kohli

    Country Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy
    Salesforce, India

  • Srinivas Poosarla

    VP and Global Data Protection Officer

  • Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy

    Country Manager

  • Vinayak Godse

    Vice President

  • Vineeta Dixit

    Head-Public Policy



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Sep 27- 27, 2019 | Time: 09:30- 17:45 |
Taj Mahal Hotel
Man Singh Rd, South Block
110001 New Delhi , DL


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