CII Global Knowledge Summit 2023

Generative Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Management

1000 Hrs 8 June 2023: Hotel Taj West End


Knowledge Management & the Metaverse

The metaverse is a concept of a persistent, online, 3D universe that combines multiple different virtual spaces. Blockchain, metaverse-like applications already exist and provide people with liveable incomes. It is a future iteration of the internet. The metaverse allows users to work, meet, game, and socialize together in these 3D spaces. The metaverse will be driven by augmented reality, with each user controlling a character or avatar. 

The big tech giants are trying to lead the way in the technology. However, the decentralized aspects of the blockchain industry is letting smaller players participate in the metaverse’s development as well. The connections between the financial, virtual, and physical worlds have become increasingly linked.

The metaverse is a seamless convergence of physical and digital lives, creating a unified, virtual community where we can share knowledge. The metaverse is still early in its evolution, and there is no singular, all-encompassing definition to which people can turn. Themes of what the metaverse and its application usage is and could be, however, are emerging. A key point is that there is no one virtual world but many worlds, which are taking shape to enable people to deepen and extend its applicability in the management of data, knowledge and culture in the organization. This is done by adding an immersive, three-dimensional layer to the web, creating more authentic and natural experiences. The metaverse even has the promise of facilitating accessibility from the comfort of the home, breaking down boundaries and democratizing access to key goods, services, and experiences.

With this Background CII is conducting Global Knowledge Summit 2022 with the theme “Metaverse in Knowledge Management”. The Summit will be conducted online for two days. It will focus on leveraging Metaverse in Knowledge Management, Unchanging fundamentals of KM & New challenges, Metaverse 101 for KM, Technology aspects of metaverse & Academic Leverage.

Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering Industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, with over 9000 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 294 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
For more than 125 years, CII has been engaged in shaping India’s development journey and works proactively on transforming Indian Industry’s engagement in national development. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.


Day – 1 ( June 2023)
6 June 2023 Preconference (online)
1500 Hrs-1700 Hrs

Masterclass on “Generative Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Management”


(Dr Gopichand Katragadda)

Day – 2 (08 June 2023)
8 June 2023

CII Global Knowledge Summit 2023

Generative Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Management

09:30 Hrs Registration
1000 Hrs -1100 Hrs Opening Session
1010 Hrs -1005 Hrs Opening Remarks

Mr Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan

Chairman CII Karnataka State Council 2023-24 & Managing Director Kennametal Ltd.


(Confirmed his presence)

1005 – 1015 Hrs Context Setting

Dr Gopichand Katragadda

Chairman, CII Global Knowledge Summit 2023

& CEO, Myelin Foundry Pvt Ltd.

1015 – 1025 Hrs Keynote Speaker

Mr Andrej Karpathy

(Former) Director, AI at Tesla


Sent the mail. Have requested Mr Manu Chopra to help with his availability. Requesting for his revert

1025-1035 Hrs Keynote Speaker

Mr Sriram Rajmany

Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research India Lab

1035 -1045 Hrs Special Address

Dr Ramana Reddy IAS

Additional Chief Secretary,

Department of ITBT

Government of Karnataka


(Waiting for his revert. The proposal and invitation is with Director. It will be shared on Dr Reddy’s table the coming week as they the Department with elections)

1045 Hrs -1055 Hrs Inaugural Address Government of Karnataka
1055 Hrs– 1105 Hrs Q & A
1105 Hrs – 1115 Hrs Tea Break
1115 Hrs -1205 Hrs Metaverse in Education

Panel Discussion 1: “GAI and its Impact on Knowledge Management”


Moderated by

Mr Ved Prakash

Chief Knowledge Officer, Trianz


  • Mr Sandeep Sharma Senior Research Manager, IDC

(Waiting for his profile)

  • Ms Shymala Swaminathan Associate Director, EY

(Waiting for the profile_

  • Ms Ketaki Ogale Co-Founder, B-Hyve

(waiting for the profile)

  • Nitin Aggarwal Head of Cloud AI Services, Google


1205 Hrs- 1230 Hrs

Keynote Address 2: “The Future of GAI: Opportunities and Challenges in Knowledge Management”


  • Mr Ron Young CEO, Knowledge Associates Cambridge Ltd, UK

(Waiting for the profile)


1230 Hrs -1315


Panel Discussion 2: “The Ethics of GAI and Knowledge Management”


Moderated by

Ms Ritu Grover

Director Knowledge Management,

Khaitan & Co


  • Mr Manu Chopra Founder CEO, Karya

(Wants to join onlune)

  • Dr Debabrata Das Director, IIITB

(Waiting for his revert)

  • Ms Charu Srinivasan Microsoft

(Wants to join online. We can request for an alternate speaker)

  • Mr Shilohu Rao

(Waiting for his profile)

  • Ms Sukla Chandra


1315 – 1400 hrs Lunch
1400 Hrs– 1445 Hrs

Keynote Address 3: “The Role of GAI in Transforming Knowledge Management in Enterprises”


Mr Sandeep Alur

Director, Microsoft Technologies



1445 -1545 Hrs

Demo & Discussion Session 3: “GAI Use Cases, Opportunities & Challenges”


Moderated by

Mr Madanmohan Rao

Research Director

YourStory Media


  • Mr Ajith S, Founder,
  • Mr Guru Prakash, Founder Xobin
  • Mr Sameer Dhanrajani, CEO, AIQRATE
  • Mr Sharda Balaji, Founder, NovoJuris Legal
1545- 1605 Hrs Tea break
1605 Hrs- 1645

Keynote Address 4: “The Future of Work with GAI: Implications for Knowledge Management”


  • Mr Vincent Ribiere

(invite shared)


Moderated by

Mr Randhir

1645-1730 Hrs

Panel Discussion 4: ” The Future of Work for Knowledge Professionals


Moderated by

Ms Padma



  • Mr Thirumala Arohi Mamunooru Senior Vice President Infosys Limited
  • Mr. Kumar Krishnaswamy – Group Head of HR Asia Healthcare Holdings
  • Dr. Vidya Yerwadekar – Symbiosis Pune (travel will be an issue) -Awaiting confirmation
1730 Hrs– 1745Hrs Session Break
1745 Hrs-1845 Hrs Collaborating for AI- Regional Strategies
Opening Remarks

Moderated by

Mr Rabindra Srikantan

Deputy Chairman, CII Global Knowledge Summit 2023

& Managing Director, ASM Technologies


Representation from Government


Sh M Raju IAS

Development Commissioner & Commissioner Cum Secretary,

Government of Puducherry


(Regret: Waiting for an alternate speaker)

Dr. Rathan U Kelkar

Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology

Government of Kerala


(Waiting for a revert)


Sh Thiru J Kumaragurubaran IAS

Secretary, Department of Information Technology & Digital Service Government of Tamil Nadu


(Waiting for a revert)


Sh Kona Sridhar IAS

Secretary, IT Department

Government of Andhra Pradesh


(Waiting for a revert)


Sh Jayesh Ranjan IAS

Principal Secretary, IT Department

Government of Telangana


Dr Ramana Reddy IAS

Additional Chief Secretary,

Department of ITBT

Government of Karnataka


(Will get a nomination by next week)

1845 -1900 Hrs Closing Remarks Dr Gopichand Katragadda
1900 Hrs Networking Dinner

Website Details:

Registration Link:

KM Workshop 1:

The Knowledge Edge in the Digital Age: From Technology to Transformation

This workshop will share insights on how waves of technology have transformed processes, organisations and markets. The metaverse will amplify the innovative edge of agile companies while also opening up new opportunities for startups. How can the culture of change and excellence be inculcated in an organisation? How can tech impact innovation as well as productivity? This engaging workshop will share frameworks, examples and tips for aspiring leaders in this space.

KM Workshop 2:

Theme – “Creating XR Experiences: Corporate Scenarios and Impacts.”

It will address the steps in assessing remote working / training needs, creating XR experiences, impact metrics, and technology overview for metaverse strategy.





MEDIA 2022



India can lead in industrial metaverse applications – in conversation with Derick Jose of Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics



‘Metaverse is storytelling and content first’ – in conversation with Namrata Singh, Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India



The metaverse can make learning more experiential, vivid, and impactful, says Shankar Maruwada, EkStep Foundation



Corporate-startup collaboration – Zeba Khan of Xenvis Solutions on the metaverse opportunity



‘Diversity and inclusion should be key foundations of any Metaverse application,’ says Hina Dixit, Metaverse investor, SamsungNext



The metaverse of tomorrow will be an internet we’re inside of, says Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp


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