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Businesses and governments need to be be prepared to respond to disruptive technologies. The best way perhaps would be by continuously implementing these technologies, by looking for business-model innovations that can capture some of that value. Policy makers too can help adapt these disruptive technologies to the public welfare of society.

Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) had organized a one-day conference on Leading with Disruptive Technologies on April 12, 2019 in Chennai. The technology division of CII has been driving CTO Forum to help the technology community to innovate and leverage new age technologies. The CII CTO forum has undertaken many initiatives to enhance the innovation capacity of the industry members. In continuation of the efforts in this direction, the conference was envisioned to help technology companies navigate the changing landscape and enable their businesses to compete in the increasingly technologically advanced ecosystem.

Technical sessions like leading innovation with disruptive technologies, leading R&D and NPD with disruptive technologies, leading business with disruptive technologies, and learning to lead re-skilling with disruptive technologies were conducted. 150 delegates including professionals, executives, and leaders in the technology domain participated. 

S Chandramohan, chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council and vice president, TNTDPC president and group CFO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd made a presentetion on how technology will transform the way we connect, learn, share, and innovate in the future and have broad implications for organizations, workforces, and customers. He spoke about how a company’s revenue priorities and cost structure play a critical role in the way it evaluates proposed technological innovations.

Dr Shankar Venugopal, conference chairman and vice president-technology, innovation, and knowledge management, Mahindra & Mahindra briefed on the gamut of disruptive technologies like AI, IoT, machine learning, big data, and blockchain.

Lakshmi Narayanan, emeritus vice chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions spoke on the disruptive ideas that are transforming organizations, and emphasized that the more disruptive an idea is, it has a greater growth potential.

A report on Transformational Shift in Mobility – Technology Disruptions and Innovations Driving Growth was released at the conference.

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