Leadership Keynote at INFOCOM, India’s top business, leadership & technology conference, Calcutta

India’s top business, leadership and technology conference is back with its 19th edition!

INFOCOM, the annual flagship B2B Conference from the house of ABP, India’s leading media conglomerate was started in 2002 and over the last 18 editions of the event, INFOCOM has evolved to be an important platform that focuses on the convergence of Business, Technology and Leadership elements that are essential for driving India to the next phase of growth.

Theme: The Next Normal
Dates of the event: December 3-5, 2020
Format: Virtual Conference held over Zoom platform
Leadership Keynote by Ralph Simon: What’s Coming Next? (Dec. 5th, 2.35–2.55pm)

Highlights of the Conference

  • Virtual Conference held over 3 days for about 3 hours in a day over Zoom platform
  • Keynote addresses and Spotlight Sessions along with a few Panel Discussions.
  • Focus Areas: Leadership, Strategy, Technology, Healthcare, Education and Finance.
  • Expected to have 500-1000 delegates from large corporates, SMEs and academia joining over Zoom platform
  • 200 CIOs/CISO participation from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal
  • 30 top CXO Speakers

Theme for INFOCOM 2020 – The next Normal

As the world continues to grapple with the global pandemic and it’s far reaching implications, it is certain that life as we know it may not soon return to 100% normalcy. The world of work across industries and domains is making a fundamental shift to address the biggest business disruption anyone has ever seen.

While for some organization, near-term survival is the only agenda, others are thinking about getting out of this uncertainty phase and positioning themselves once the crisis has passed and things return to normal. There is also a third set of organizations that have looked at this crisis as an incredible opportunity and have changed the way businesses can operate.

But the question remains ‘what will normal look like?’ While we do not know how long the crisis will last, normal will not be like that of recent years. Our era will be defined by: the period before COVID-19, the new normal with COVID-19 and the post viral era – THE NEXT NORMAL where we emerge from the battle against COVID-19. As we build our economies, lives and livelihood and prepare for the next normal, our priorities will change and so must organizations across the globe as we build Resilience and Reimagine our worlds.

INFOCOM 2020 conference will provide a platform for various industry stalwarts and leaders to talk about the various strategies that organizations have adapted in this crisis and how they plan to make a comeback in the Next Normal.

Leading Futurist & OneShared.World Founder Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl (Leading Futurist & OneShared.World Founder) in conversation with Ralph Simon (Founder, Mobilium Global).
Date: Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 06:00 PM IST
Topic: Coronavirus Broke the World: How Can We Build Back Better

The COVID-19 pandemic will fundamentally transform every aspect of our lives on personal, professional, national, and global levels. The crisis has made processes that might otherwise have unfolded over decades arrive all at once. Our future has come crashing into our present. As much as many of us are hoping our previous world will snap back after this crisis abates, that will not be the case. But while it is appropriate to mourn what we have lost and the tragedy of this moment, the foundations for our new lives, companies, and the world are today being laid…and India may hold the key to the world’s salvation.

Why should you attend?

Futurist, World Health Organisation expert adviser, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, bestselling author, and founder of the global social movement OneShared.World, Jamie Metzl places our current crisis in its most essential context and helps communities understand how the world we’ve known is dying faster than we’d thought and imagine our new world emerging faster than we’d imagined.

Joy Buolamwini, world leader in A.I. & founder of the Algorithm Justice League

The remarkable Joy Buolamwini & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon - Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Fellow, Astronaut Fellow, & competitive pole vault jumper, Canadian-born Joy Buolamwini studied learning & tech at Oxford & then went on to MIT for her Masters degree, identifying bias in algorithms, prompting her to found the Algorithmic Justice League - highlighting the bias in code & algorithms that lead to discrimination in facial recognition systems. Her discovery that bias in facial recognition algorithms couldn’t properly “read” faces of people of color totally changed the world’s use of algorithms for facial recognition. An extraordinary woman, nominated by Forbes magazine in 2019 as one of the world’s Great Leaders, she created two films, 'Code4Rights' and 'Algorithmic Justice League: Unmasking Bias’. She is rightfully "the conscience of the A.I. revolution" & made the inaugural Time 100 Next list in 2019. A true visionary of the highest order!

Ministerial Forum, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary General of UN Women


Re-connecting at the special Ministerial & senior governmental conclave at the 2018 Mobile World Congress are: r to l: Madame Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UN Women, & Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon. UN Women is the vital UN body & global champion for gender equality, working to develop & uphold standards & create an environment in which every woman & girl can exercise her human rights & live up to her full potential. Phumzile is a very distinguished global women’s leader & political leader, who served as the Deputy President of South Africa & various top Ministerial positions in her pre-UN career.

His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London. His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (& husband of Queen Elizabeth II) meets Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, at a special gathering at Buckingham Palace in March 2017.






Ralph Simon in the World Summit Award Grand Jury

The global pandemic has shown us how important digital innovations are to address societal challenges, to collaborate, to access relevant information, to educate, to provide health solutions and include all parts of society.

The Grand Jury evaluates in a moderated and democratic process all shortlisted solutions and will decide on the 40 WSA Winners 2020, who are going to present their solutions at the WSA Global Congress 2021.

Learn more about this years' World Summit Award Winners.

Mobilium meets the President of France, Emmanuel Macron

Paris, France. Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon chatting with the President of France, the recently elected, H.E. Emmanuel Macron. President Macron is the youngest-ever French President since Napoleon Bonaparte, and brings great hope to millions in modern France – as a former Minister of the Digital Economy, the new President Macron is certainly going to be a change-maker.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite about innovation & future

Presidential Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite chatting about innovation & the future with Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon at the Presidential Palace. She is the first female President of Lithuania & former Minister of Finance & also former European Union Commissioner for Financial Programming & The Budget. Known as the ‘Iron Lady’, the President is also a black belt in karate. A terrific national leader.

India and the World: Embracing the GeoTech Decade Ahead with Dr. David Bray

Don’t miss out on Mobilium Global’s Ralph Simon interview with the head of The Atlantic Council’s new Global Centre, Dr David Bray. It will take place at TEDx Gateway, India on 11 December 2020.

As the world’s largest democracy, India can lead from the world stage. Already, several CEOs around the world hail from India. In addition, the increasing availability and affordability of world-changing technologies now means that companies and individuals now have capabilities previously reserved only for what the national security functions of large nations could do during the historical Cold War. Such trends embody the GeoTech decade ahead – one where technologies and data transform nations and global geopolitics. India brings a lot of talent to these increasingly democratized technologies.


Why should you attend?

The trends present in the GeoTech Decade Ahead raise several questions both for India and the world. How do we uplift people, prosperity, and peace? How do we use these technologies without becoming a surveillance state? How do we ensure advances in tech and data bring together communities, uplift societies, and respect human rights and dignity? Join us as we discuss how India can step onto the world stage and be a leader in the GeoTech decade ahead for us all.


About Dr. David Bray

Dr. David A. Bray has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, time on the ground in Afghanistan in 2009, serving as the non-partisan Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on R&D, and providing leadership as a non-partisan federal agency Senior Executive. He accepted a leadership role in December 2019 to incubate a new global Center with the Atlantic Council.

He also provides strategy to both Boards and start-ups espousing human-centric principles to technology-enabled decision making in complex environments. He was also named a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition in starting in 2018. Business Insider named him one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40 and he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. From 2017 to the start of 2020, David served as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition Chaired by Internet co-originator Vint Cerf, focused on providing support and expertise for community-focused projects that measurably improve people’s lives using the internet.

He also was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow and traveled to Europe in 2018 to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. Later in 2018, he was invited to work with the U.S. Navy and Marines on improving organizational adaptability and to work with U.S. Special Operation Command’s J5 Directorate on the challenges of countering misinformation and disinformation online. He has received both the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. Dr Bray is one of the world’s most distinguished specialists in technology enabled decision making in complex environments.