Wednesday, July 26, 2017


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM IST

Pompadour, Sofitel Mumbai BKC


Thursday, July 27, 2017


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM GST

Four Seasons Resort
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai


What's in it for You?

This event discusses the transformational effects enabled through a "Platform model" of doing business, as against an evolutionary approach conveyed by a "Pipeline model."

The latter looks at value being created by controlling a linear series of activities; value flows from the inside to the outside.

The Platform model, on the other hand, looks at connecting participants in two-sided markets – generating value for both groups. The platform model brings together producers and consumers in high-value exchanges. As the number of participants on each side grows, the value generated increases exponentially.

The keynote sessions cover examples and case studies of the “true platform” model in different industries. It discusses business transformation through APIs, the tools and services to move to a platform model.


Speaker 1 - Randy Heffner
Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

randyRandy leads clients to infuse technology deeply into clients’ business strategies (and vice versa). Application architecture and integration strategy are major focal points of his research, including how application programming interfaces (APIs) and other types of service-oriented architectures foster innovation and sustainable business flexibility.

Randy's vision for integration strategy, digital business design, establishes business-first design principles for leveraging multiple integration technologies and guiding the evolution of an agile business platform. A leading expert, Randy has for the past 30-plus years, and across multiple industry sectors, led solution architects in using technology to delight customers and to continuously improve business outcomes.

Speaker 2 - Karthik TS
Head, Centre of Excellence, Torry Harris Business Solutions

karthik TSKarthik heads the Centre of Excellence team at Torry Harris Business Solutions and has played various practical, hands-on roles over the last 17 years in the architecture, design and integration areas prior to taking on the responsibilities of spearheading organization-wide initiatives, building solution accelerators and automation products such as the API-o-Blocks, for clients world-wide.

Karthik focuses in the areas of IoT, APIs, SOA, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobility, User Experience, Gamification and Digital Transformation. He has been a part of large digitalization initiatives for enterprises worldwide and has co-authored the book – “Digital API Economy - Beneficiaries, Enablers and Catalysts.”


9:15 - 9:30 Introductions
9:30 – 10:15

Keynote: Digital Transformation – Pipelines to Platforms

The keynote highlights specific characteristics of platforms to increase your business value exponentially. It illustrates the importance and impact of ‘Integrated Customer Experience’ on your business processes, data and applications

Karthik TS, Head, Centre of Excellence – Torry Harris Business Solutions
10:15 – 11:00

Digital Platforms through APIs – Forrester View with Examples

Industry insights and examples from Forrester Research on the Platform model

Randy Heffner, Vice President & Principal Analyst – Forrester
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15

The Platform Transformation – Steps to Realisation

Leveraging Torry Harris’ System Integration experience, this talk outlines a step by step approach to translate vision to realisation using products, frameworks and solution accelerators.

Karthik TS, Head, Centre of Excellence – Torry Harris Business Solutions
12:15 – 12:30 Q&A, Closing notes

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