Knowledge in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


7 – 8  March, 2019  | Hotel Taj West End, Bangalore


Reimagining the Knowledge Enterprise

It has become quite an imperative task for the managers to manage knowledge workers, thereby building a continuously learning organization enabling Innovation and sustainable competitive advantage. And with the rapidly changing environment, there are new ways to create and share information, and faster the information is converted to knowledge, quicker is the key to sustained success and competitive advantage.

The CII Knowledge Summit (KM India), also known as the CII Knowledge Management Summit or CII National Knowledge Management Summit, is organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as part of its ongoing development initiative.This development initiative aims to create a more robust Indian ecosystem that generates economic value through the effective harnessing of knowledge and intellectual capital, within knowledge-based organizations and industries. As better knowledge management practices get instituted within India, the quality and quantity of knowledge being generated and consumed will be enhanced, thereby allowing the accelerated production of economic value. The intent is to create a better understanding of knowledge management practices, research and practical applications.

With Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Digital all reaching scale and being absorbed into the enterprise at the same time, organizations are getting transformed rapidly. While knowledge continues to provide the competitive edge, but how Knowledge needs to evolve has been the thrust of the sessions at the CII Knowledge Summit

Underlying the essence that the competitive advantage accrues to those who invest more than their competitors to connect with their stakeholders and share knowledge faster and farther, the two-day Summit will have sessions understanding and creating a knowledge enterprise an, organization devoted to creating new knowledge, disseminating, and training others

Why should one attend and whatz new this year?

This year’s Knowledge Summit has been planned with a KM practitioners perspective. The topics, speakers, unconference and everything else has been thought-through to bring in the new way of thinking about Knowledge Management. There’s a renewed focus on the everyday aspects of what knowledge workers and KM practitioners face in today’s world. This year, we also have an opportunity to meet and listen to some of the international leaders in the Knowledge Management domain. If you have been to any of our earlier editions of the Summit, we promise this time would be refreshing and you will be able to take back a lot of learnings! 

·  Powered panels discussions
·  Several distinguished speakers, business leaders and thinkers from across the world
·  Masterclass and story-telling session
·  Understand the cutting-edge practices
·  Network with experts, peers & colleagues

Who should attend:

Industry Captains, CIOs & CKOs, Functional Heads, Domain Experts, Knowledge Managers, Business Strategists, IT professionals, Communication Managers, Knowledge Architects, Content Managers, Scientists, Engineers, & Researchers and the leaders who plan and deploy systems for business.

This conference is supported by the KM Global Network (KMGN)

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.

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, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has around 9000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 265 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.


Krishnakumar N

Chairman, CII Knowledge Summit & Executive Chairman, Mindtree Ltd

Moria Levy

Israeli Knowledge Management Forum

Shradha Sharma

YourStory Media

Gaurav Gupta

Principal Secretary
Industries and Commerce & IT &BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka


Prof Rishikesha T K

Professor, Strategy
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

S Vaitheeswaran

Group CEO
Manipal Edu &Med Group 


Anirudh Patil

McKinsey India Knowledge Centre

nikhil nulkar

Associate Director – KM
Happiest Minds Technologies

Pranay Gupta





Somar Network, Russia

Anirban B

UBQT Design Thinking School

Ravi Ivaturi

Business Operations Sr Director – Technology

Rudolf D’Souza

Chief Knowledge Officer
Afcons Infrastructure Limited

Sahana C

Proteeti Consulting

Refiloe Mabaso

Founder, JetSetGo
Sr Manager- Information & KM, ATNS, South Africa

Ved Prakash

Chief Knowledge Officer

John George


Rajesh Dhillon

Knowledge Management Society, Singapore

Ramesh G

Global Head of Delivery and Operations


Consultant, Leadership Development

Vivek Gupta

Tech and Sales Leader

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Bangalore K-Community

Nirupa Shankar

Brigade REAP

Vivek Prakash


Sathyanarayana B V

Deputy Head , Karnataka Startup Cell
KITS, Department of ITBT GoK

Olga Smirnova


Bala Girisaballa

Techstars India

Ajay r

Director – India
Zone Startups


Co-Founder & CTO,
Crayon Data, Pte


Chief Strategy Officer
Fractal Analytics

Sujatha Visweswara

Vice President & GM
Harman International

Hideo Yamazaki

Vice President
Knowledge Management Society of Japan

Ashok Krish

Head- Digital Workplace Business Unit
Tata Consultancy Services

Darshan Appayanna

Head of Digital and IT
Trent Hyper Market – Star Bazaar

Dr. Richard Lobo

Head Corporate Strategy  & CQH
Tata Chemicals Limited

Devender Malhotra

CQO & Vice President
Wipro Ltd

Indranil C

Story Works

Mohd. Faiz Selamat

Vice President
KM Society Singapore


Master Class 1 : Story telling session (Friday, 8 March: 1430 - 1700 hrs)

About the Masterclass

There is a growing buzz about the power of stories in business. However, most people are unsure whether it really works and how does one go about it. Business storytelling is about harnessing the power of stories to help organisations and leaders to convey messages in a way that it is easy to understand, easy to remember and easy to retell. In this era of information overload and attention deficiency, well designed stories will cut through the clutter and enable the key messages to be remembered and conveyed onward with least distortion.

Skilled storytellers are more effective in connecting, engaging and inspiring the people they interact with. This Masterclass will give us ideas of how to build a sustainable storytelling organisation and how to perfect storytelling ourselves.

The Facilitator

Indranil Chakraborty is one of pioneers of business storytelling in India and is recognised as one the leading practitioners in the world. Indranil has previously worked in Marketing and Sales in the FMCG, Retail, Telecom and Hospitality industries; in organisations such as Unilever, Tata, and Mahindra Holidays. In 2013, Indranil Chakraborty (IC) founded StoryWorks. So far he has trained over 1700 leaders across multiple industries and functions in Business Storytelling. He has recently published his first book titled ‘Stories at Work – Unleash the Secret to Business Storytelling’. It has become a Best Seller.

Master Class 2 : KRO Frameworks (Friday, 8 March: 1430 - 1700 hrs)

About the Masterclass

The Knowledge Ready Organization workshop enables participants to reflect upon their organisation journey, to achieve sustained leadership and high performance, through knowledge-based strategic initiatives. Unlike the ISO and MAKE/MIKE awards, the KRO enables organisations to assess their performance based on six KM criteria – so as to establish firm foundation for future knowledge-based initiatives. This workshop will use case studies and success stories to highlight the impact KRO had on organisations that utilised it. Through interactive activities, participants will also gain better understanding of their organisation, and co-create practical initiatives that could be implemented.


The workshop will include a series of simulated exercises that facilitates diagnosis of organisation’s knowledge readiness. Participants will answer parts of a questionnaire, distributed prior to the workshop, so as to be prepared for an effective session. Through interaction and sharing, participants will acquire insightful and relevant details required for an organisation to be truly knowledge ready.


Rajesh Singh Dhillon is the president of the Knowledge management society (Singapore). He is currently the Regional Director and Head of Strategy and Business Development Director in Advisors Alliance Group, an agency under AIA Insurance. His KM journey started early in his career as a naval office in leading teams and later on in using after action reviews (AARs) as learning tools. He now drives strategy and development with elements of KM in ensuring organisations remain ahead and utilises its institutionalised knowledge as a key factor in her creating competitive business advantage.

Mohamad Faiz Selamat is the Vice President (Global Network) of Knowledge Management Society (Singapore) and active contributor to Knowledge Management Global Network (KMGN) which comprises of 12 countries (Australia, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, USA).

He is currently Executive Director of Mendaki SENSE, a social enterprise that supports job seekers in the areas of employment and upskilling. Academically trained in Business (Bachelors), Learning Science (Specialist Diploma) and Organization Leadership (Masters), Faiz aspires to continually hone his abilities in developing business and growing people (organizations).



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