Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce hosts AI and cybersecurity summit

The event themed “Harnessing AI and safeguarding our cyber landscape" discussed the latest AI and cybersecurity advances.

Left to right: Jennifer Oakes - Paramount SVP Global Sourcing – technology and international sourcing, Avinob Roy - IQVIA VP, GM – Analytics and Information Management, Commercial Solutions, Tonya Edmonds Johnson & Johnson Procurement Digital Services Director, Jordon Morrow Agile One SVP of Data & AI Transformation, Brooke Dito - Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Director, Business Partner - IT for Enterprise. / Deval Parikh

The Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC), in collaboration with WBEC Metro NY, hosted an AI and Cybersecurity Summit at Paramount’s headquarters in Times Square, on June 7.

The day-long event themed “Harnessing AI and safeguarding our cyber landscape” brought together industry leaders, experts, and diverse and small businesses from around the globe. Dilip Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Innovations at the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, and Amruta Fadnavis, Second Lady of Maharashtra and VP of Axis Bank, India graced the event as special guests.

Left to right: Sundari Pai Luts Bristol Myers Squibb Advisory Board Member, Rekha Parthasarathy AICC VP Operations, Chetan Wattamwar AICC Board Member, Rakhi Agarwal Sanofi Advisory Board Member, Amruta Fadnavis Axis Bank Second lady for Maharashtra, VP at Axis Bank, Rajeev Krishna AICC President, Dilip Chauhan New York State Deputy Commissioner of Trade, Investment & Innovation, Komal Dangi AICC VP Growth & Strategy, Shachi Rai Gupta AICC Board Member, Charlene Vickers Johnson & Johnson Advisory Board Member, I. Javette Hines Citi Advisory Board Member, Harry Mehta AICC Board Member, Parag Nevatia AICC Secretary / Deval Parikh

They took part in a fireside chat moderated by I. Javette Hines, global head, Supply Chain Development, Inclusion & Sustainability, Citi. AI and cybersecurity's impact on New York City and India's economic growth was discussed, with a focus on rural women-owned businesses and cyber hygiene. 

Dilip Chauhan spoke about New York city’s investment in cybersecurity and the establishment of the AI advisory committee in 2023. Amruta Fadnavis emphasized empowerment of small and women owned businesses especially those in local rural areas and protecting their earnings through proper securities and AI supported programs.

Joshua Moses - JP Morgan Chase Executive Director, Global Head of Client Engagement Management, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, David Wild - Amazon Principal Tech Advisor - Procurement Technology, Bhavesh Patel - Sanofi Senior Director of Security Services & Technology, Angela Dingle Ex-Nihilo Management/ WIPP President & CEO, Steven Jones - EY Executive Director, Advisory Services, Charlene Vickers Johnson & Johnson Director, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion. / Deval Parikh

Apart from that, the summit featured other dynamic panels, speakers, and networking sessions. Two panels on cybersecurity and AI respectively discussed the latest AI and cybersecurity advances, emphasizing their growing importance in today's digital economy, transformative impact on various industries, and opportunities for small and diverse businesses.

The cybersecurity panel was moderated by Charlene Vickers, director, supplier diversity at Johnson & Johnson while the panel on artificial intelligence was moderated by Brooke Dito, senior director, business partner – IT for Enterprise, Bristol Myers Squibb. 

Left to Right, Komal Dangi AICC VP Growth & Strategy, Rajeev Krishna AICC President / Deval Parikh

Commenting on the significance of the event, Rajeev Krishna, president of AICC said, “The overwhelming response to the summit underscores the importance of AI and cybersecurity and the power of collaboration between advocacy groups such as AICC and WBEC Metro NY”. 

Komal Dangi, event co-chair and vice president of AICC added, “We look forward to many such collaborations to empower our diverse and small business communities as we continue to grow globally”.

Left to right: Sundari Pai Luts Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, Rekha Parthasarathy AICC VP Operations, Komal Dangi AICC VP Growth & Strategy, Dilip Chauhan New York State Deputy Commissioner of Trade, Investment & Innovation, Rajeev Krishna AICC President, Sandra Eberhard WBEC Metro NY President & CEO, Rose Hatcher Paramount Director, Supplier Diversity / Deval Parikh

On behalf of New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams, Dilip Chauhan presented Citations of Honor to Sandra Eberhard, president & CEO, WBEC NY, Rose Hatcher, director Supplier Diversity, Paramount and Rondu Vincent, executive director Global Supplier Diversity & Sustainability and Sundari Pai Luts, senior manager, Global Supplier Diversity, both from Bristol Myers Squibb.









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