ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai | May 25, 2023

About The Event

A dynamic event crafted to equip CXOs with essential content and real-life case studies for pivoting growth. An all-inclusive agenda encompassing enlightening leadership keynotes, informative sessions and invaluable networking opportunities with peers. Focus points will include numerous avenues to enhance travel, expense and invoice management, and insights on how to take businesses to greater heights.

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Open Session Discussion Topics

  • Sustainability – Discussion on how sustainability has gone beyond being a buzzword and benefited companies who have taken to sustainability initiatives.
  • Banking & Economy – Insightful session on whether India will continue to keep the encouraging data.
  • AI and Innovation – AI is here to stay. Learn if finance leaders are happy with their current AI initiatives and what more can they expect using AI.
  • Business Environment – An interesting discussion on if Indian businesses should continue to ride the current tide given the positive signals from the Indian Economy or should they be cautious keeping in mind the global scenario.
  • Compliance, GST and Audit – Learn how senior finance leaders in India face a multitude of challenges despite continuing to navigate the ever-changing landscape of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance.

Meet our speakers

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Agenda - SAP Concur Fusion Exchange 2023, Mumbai

9:00AM -- Registrations and Welcome Note

9:00AM - 9:30AM -- Registrations
9:30AM – 10:00AM -- Welcome Note - Ashwani Narang, Head of Spend Management, India & South Asia - SAP India 

10:00AM – 10:30AM -- Indian Economy and Landscape
Indian Economy and Landscape: How should Indian finance leaders prepare for the global recessionary effect, if any?
Global economies and their banking sectors seem to face several headwinds. The effect is clearly visible in developed nations. However, the data for India is encouraging, but will it continue to remain so? History shows that every global economic crisis has some level of impact on all countries, including India, even if it comes in a smaller measure and after a long time. So, is India really ready for any effect? When will we see an impact, if any? How should finance leaders handle any effect if India feels one?


  • ​Indranil Pan, Chief Economist - YES BANK​
10:30AM – 11:00AM -- Corporate Sustainability That Works

Corporate Sustainability That Works
Sustainability has gone beyond being a buzzword to serious on ground action for several companies. Is it helping these organizations? What exactly are they doing in this space? How they have worked for them? How are they benefiting? What do they need to watch for when implementing these initiatives?


  • Hoshie Ghaswalla, CEO & Managing Editor, BW Businessworld 


  • Deeksha Vats, Group Chief Sustainability Officer – Aditya Birla Group
  • Amit Madhan – President & Group Head - Technology & ESG
    Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.


11:00AM – 11:15AM Tea/Coffee Break
Breakout Session: SAP Concur Value series

11:15AM – 11:45AM 

Panel Discussion -- Unlocking Success: Inspiring Adoption Stories & Transformative Experiences
Hear the adoption stories of your peers and learn best practices on what to do, and more importantly – what NOT to do.

Moderator: ​​

  • Sascha Van Der Zijden, VP & Head of Customer Success APAC - SAP Concur​​​


  • Manjusha Nair, VP & Head APAC Service Delivery - SAP Concur
  • Andleeb Jain, CHRO - J K Cement
  • Praveen Shrikhande – CIO - Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail


Unleashing the Power of Adoption to Transform your Expense Program

Know why adoption is at the heart of building a successful expense program, and learn some real-world strategies that can help you drive cloud adoption and improve ROI.


  • ​Sascha Van Der Zijden, VP & Head of Customer Success APAC - SAP Concur​


11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Unveiling Hidden Potential: Leveraging Data and Insights.
Get an overview of the data capabilities of Concur and understand how to turn this data into usable insight.


  • Aneesh Batra, Head Customer Success for India & South East Asia – SAP Concur

Navigating the Data Frontier: Insights from Experts.
Listen to experts talk about their experiences and best practices about using Concur Data.


  • Aneesh Batra, Head Customer Success for India & South East Asia - SAP Concur


  • Sarthak Palta, Deputy CFO, Legrand 
  • Pratiq Shah, Partner, Deloitte 

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

SAP Concur Product Vision and Roadmap innovations. 
During this session, hear about upcoming SAP Concur product innovations, such as upcoming features and enhancements, new product offerings, updates on existing products, and integrations with other SAP solutions. We will also discuss strategy and vision for the future of the SAP Concur products and the industry as a whole.



  • Srivatsan Srinivasan, V.P Spend Engineering – SAP Lab India
Breakout Session: SAP Concur Innovation series

11:15AM – 11:45AM

Spend Management Value Pillars & way forward
Do you know that approximately 23% of expenses submitted in India are non-compliant with company policy?” Join us for an exclusive session from SAP Concur leadership on key value pillars to consider when managing employee discretionary spend


  • Mark Wilfred, Director, Solutions Consulting (SEA & India) - SAP Concur
  • Srivatsan Srinivasan V.P Spend Engineering – SAP Lab India

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Innovation Story
Customers are the biggest testimony! Hear directly from SAP Concur customers about what made them decide to go for SAP Concur and the benefits they realized to achieve their organization’s business imperatives.


  • Sumedha Varma, Sr. Director, SAP Concur


  • Sandeep Ujire Padvetnaya, CFO - SAP India
  • Harish Singh, GM & Global Head Infrastructure - Wipro
  • Pooja Chauhan, Head Talent Management & Business HR Head - JK Cement 
  • Satyawan Parate, VP & Head and Digital IT, Birla Carbon

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Hackathon POC
Innovation is a tradition at SAP. Know more about SAP Concur Partner Hackathon – an initiative in collaboration with the SAP Engineering team, partners and customers to solve real-life business challenges.

Aniket Verma, Principal Solutions Consultant - SAP Concur 

12:45PM – 01:30PM Lunch Break
1:30PM – 2:00PM -- The Current Business Environment – Should Corporate India be Optimistic or Cautious?

The Current Business Environment – Should Corporate India be Optimistic or Cautious?
Given the rapidly unpredictable past few years, led by the current buoyancy in the market and the not-so-encouraging global economic scenario, it seems to be a confusing time for Indian businesses. Should they continue to ride the current tide, given the positive signals from the Indian economy, or should they be cautious, keeping in mind the global scenario? Should they continue to invest and expand, or should they preserve or build a war chest?


  • Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman Blue Star India
  • Hoshie Ghaswalla, CEO and Managing Editor, BW Businessworld 
2:00PM – 2:40PM -- AI Now and in 2025

AI Now and in 2025
Another set of what could have been perceived as buzzwords have now been implemented, with the effects being visible. Innovation is something that organizations have been talking about for a lifetime, and they will continue to do so. AI has already arrived, and its benefits are being felt by organizations. AI is here to stay. Are finance leaders satisfied with their current AI initiatives, and what more can they expect from using AI for functions across the organization in the next couple of years? 


  • Srivatsan Santhanam - V.P- Spend Engineering - SAP Labs


  • Suhrid Brahma, COO –  WNS Vuram
  • Sunil Sonare, Head of IT – ITD Cementation India Ltd
  • Manikanth Epari, CTO – Globus Stores Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vivek. H. Gadagkar, CIO – Neterwala Group
  • Jagdish Ramaswamy, President and Chief Digital & Information Officer – Hindalco Industries
2:40PM – 2:50PM -- Innovation Awards
2:50PM – 3:20PM -- Compliance – GST & Audit

Compliance – GST & Audit
As senior finance leaders in India continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance, they face a multitude of challenges. The complexity of the GST framework, coupled with the need to stay updated on the latest regulatory changes, poses significant challenges for these professionals. Additionally, managing compliance across multiple jurisdictions and ensuring that all transactions are accurately documented can prove to be a daunting task.



  • Uday Pimrikar, Partner – Indirect Tax – EY LLP

3:20PM – 3:50PM -- Interactive Session – Emerging Enterprises

Interactive Session – Emerging Enterprises
Become a part of an interactive panel discussion with industry leaders on how to manage tactical spend of an organisation enabling scalable growth at an optimised cost.

3:50PM – 4:00PM -- Go Live Celebration & Vote of Thanks

What is our aim?

Discuss new playbooks for executive decision-making and action in a new digital world.
Enable leaders to have better control on business operations and compliance.
Navigate better in today’s fast-paced and complex business environment and prepare for future growth.

What Can You Expect?

SAP Concur Fusion Exchange India will bring together a change-driven, growth-minded community of leaders to share insights, learn from collective experience and explore the opportunities to leverage strategy & technologies to bring about sustainable business outcomes.