March 9, 2017, Hyderabad: It has been another great day of discussions at the CII TS Tech Summit on 8-9 March 2017 at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad. The crowd turned up in unique numbers ensured interactive sessions through actively participating in discussions with the panels, taking notes and networking with like minded people.
The day began with the session on “Shaping the Next Decade: Technology Trends in Agriculture & Allied Industries.” Dr. David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT chaired this Session. The panel consisted of Dr. Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Mr. Suresh Chitturi, Vice-Chairman & MD, Srinivasa Hatcheries Group, Dr. Ravi Prasad, VP, Coromandel Internation & Dr. Samresh Dwivedi, Principal Scientist, ITC. This panel has done a great job in throwing light on the implications of various technologies on all aspects of Agriculture and also discussed on modern technological trends, smart practices and also the impact of ICT in fostering the agriculture.
The second session on “What’s Next: Technological Revolutions in Pharma and Healthcare” is chaired by Dr. Prasada Raju, Chief Scientific & Strategy Officer, Granules India. The Panel comprised of Dr. A K S Bhujanga Rao, President – R&D and Technical, NATCO Pharma, Mr. Hari Thalapalli, CEO, Call Health. They focused their discussion on the breakthrough technologies and outcomes in Indian Pharma and Healthcare sectors. They covered on the technologies available in providing affordable drugs & medicines, medical technologies, and low-cost health care facilities for a patient-centric ecosystem.
The final session on “Technology as an enabler in Logistics” is chaired by Mr. Sourabh Jain, Head Cargo & Logistics, GMR Hyderabad Airport. The panel consisted of Mr. Dhruv Agarwal, Chief Strategy Officer, GATI Ltd, Mr. Abhinav Singh, Head – Operations, Amazon India and Mr. Parikshith Reddy, Director – Partnerships, Zippr. The panel discussed the technology trends in logistics, supply chain, inventory management and more. They also focused on the emerging new technologies in automation and digital techniques in the logistics sector.
Overall, the first edition of CII TS Tech Summit was a successful one and provided encouragement for many such events to take place in near future. There was a huge applause from the participants at the end of the session acknowledging the efforts of CII and TS government in pulling off a spectacular event.