Rakuten India Unveils Rakuten Product Conference ‘23: Uncovering the Potential of Generative AI and the Future of Cloud

Rakuten India, the high tech nerve centre of Rakuten Group, is once again gearing up for its flagship event: Rakuten Product Conference ‘23 (RPC). Set to take place virtually on May 31 and June 1 from Rakuten India’s Crimson House Bangalore headquarters, RPC ’23 will bring together leading data science professionals, AI practitioners and business leaders from across industries to delve into two of the hottest trending topics of today: Generative AI and the Future of Cloud.

Rakuten Product Conference ’23 is set to take place virtually on May 31 and June 1 from Rakuten India’s Crimson House Bangalore headquarters.

Exploring a shifting tech landscape

Swift advancements in generative AI have disrupted industries on a massive scale, reshaping the way businesses operate. At Rakuten Product Conference, renowned speakers and distinguished panelists will share insights and discuss recent developments in generative AI, as well as key cloud strategies adopted by leading companies.

This year’s conference boasts an impressive array of speakers from both the Rakuten Group and beyond.

GenAI experts headline busy day one agenda

Day one will kick off with an opening address from Rakuten India CEO Sunil Gopinath, followed by a special keynote from Yasufumi Hirai, Group Executive Vice President, CISO & Technology Community for Rakuten Group.

The day will include sessions from Rakuten leaders such as Ting Cai, Group Senior Managing Executive Officer, CDO, Rakuten Group; Anirban Nandi, VP, AI Products & Business Analytics, Rakuten India; and Taku Okoshi, Director, AI Services, Technology Services Division, Rakuten Group.

For attendees interested in AI chatbot technology, Ankush Sabharwal, CEO at CoRover, will talk about BharatGPT – A large languagae model (LLM) that supports 12 Indian languages & over 120 foreign languages, with Text, Voice and Video. Nischal Nadhamuni, Founder & CTO of Klarity, will present on utilizing GenAI for automating finance and accounting workflows. Kirthi Ganapathy, Specialist Customer Engineering Leader for Google Cloud India, will touch on the topical issue of ethical and responsible AI and Suraj Marpak, Senior Vice President, Product Management, BYJU, will share insights on the impact of generative AI on online education.

Closing out the main sessions of the day will be a special panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for organizations that come with ChatGPT and LLMs, featuring Venugopal Subbarao, AVP, Head Digital Engagement CoE Infosys; Abhijit Das, Senior Manager, Software Engineering Nuance Communications; Ewa Szymanska, Global Head of Rakuten Institute of Technology; and James Mesbur, General Manager, Conversational Experiences Department, Rakuten Group.

Day two: All about cloud

Day two will turn the audience’s attention to cloud, beginning with an opening address from Tsubasa Shiraishi, Vice Chairman, Rakuten India and a keynote from Akihito Kurozumi, Group Senior Managing Executive Officer, CIO, Rakuten Group.

Attendees will also hear from Rakuten cloud and blockchain business leaders such as Partha Seetala, President of Unified Cloud Business Unit at Rakuten Symphony; Rohit Dewan CTO, Cloud Platforms, Rakuten Group; and Fergal Downey Regional Director, Blockchain Lab Department, Rakuten Europe.

Rahul Ghodke, SVP & Business Unit Leader, Global Technology Operations at CGI will take to the stage to speak about Applied Observability and Scaling for Complex Environments. Lory Kehoe, Founder of Blockchain Ireland will explore the birth and evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems and Sandeep Kohli, Vice President of Engineering at Flipkart, will offer insights on enhancing customer experience with next generation multi-cloud.

Finally, Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran, CTO, Kyndryl India; Manish Thakur, Principal Product Manager, NetApp; Shreedhar Patwari, Senior Vice President, Rakuten India; and Ashish Nanjiani Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platform Department, Rakuten India, will participate in an anticipated panel discussion on the growth of cloud from capacity enabler to business disruptor and what lies ahead for cloud to close the day.

For the full, two-day agenda, visit here.

Secure a spot to learn about the tech and tools transforming our world

In addition to the conference’s esteemed speakers, Rakuten India is also excited to welcome tech lovers from across the globe to attend the conference virtually. Viewers will have the opportunity to gain insights on overcoming AI challenges, harnessing the power of cloud computing and discovering strategies for fostering innovation in an ever-changing world.

Attendance to Rakuten Product Conference is free and open for all. Secure your spot by registering today!

Dates: May 31 – June 1 (online)
Time: 9:30 a.m. IST – 2:30 p.m. IST

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