Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce and WBEC Metro NY host AI and Cybersecurity Summit

Cyber panel at AICC event June 7, 2024. From left, 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. PHOTO: Deval Parikh

The Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC), in collaboration with WBEC Metro NY, recently hosted a sold-out AI and Cybersecurity Summit at event host, Paramount’s headquarters in Times Square, June 7, 2024. Organizers called it a “resounding” success.

Themed “Harnessing AI and safeguarding our cyber landscape” the summit brought together industry leaders, experts, and diverse and small businesses from around the globe, a press release from AICC ( said.

The daylong event, sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb featured distinguished guests including Deputy Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Innovations at the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Dilip Chauhan, and Amruta Fadnavis, Second Lady of Maharashtra and VP of Axis Bank, India.

Board of Directors and Advisory Board at AICC event June 7. From left, 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. PHOTO: Deval Parikh

A fireside chat featuring Chauhan and Fadnavis was moderated by I. Javette Hines, global head, Supply Chain Development, Inclusion & Sustainability, Citi. The conversation highlighted AI and cybersecurity’s impact on New York City and India’s economic growth with a focus on supporting women owned businesses in rural areas and their cyber hygiene.

Chauhan spoke about New York city’s investment in cybersecurity and the establishment of the AI advisory committee in 2023. 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.

The cybersecurity panel was moderated by Charlene Vickers, director, Supplier Diversity at Johnson & Johnson and included panelists: Angela Dingle: President & CEO, Ex-Nihilo Management/ Women Impacting Public Policy, Bhavesh Patel: Senior Director of Security Services & Technology, Sanofi; David Wild: Principal Tech Advisor – Procurement Technology, Amazon; Steven Jones: Executive Director, Advisory Services, EY and Joshua Moses: Executive Director, Cybersecurity, JPMorgan Chase & Co..

Komal Dangi AICC VP Growth & Strategy, Rajeev Krishna AICC President. PHOTO: Deval Parikh

The panel on artificial intelligence was moderated by Brooke Dito, senior director, Business Partner – IT for Enterprise, Bristol Myers Squibb and included panelists, Avinob Roy: VP, GM – Analytics and Information Management, Commercial Solutions, IQVIA; Jennifer Oakes: SVP Global Sourcing, Technology and International Sourcing, Paramount; Jordon Morrow: SVP, Data & AI Transformation, AgileOne and Tonya Edmonds: Director, Procurement Digital Services, Johnson & Johnson.

The panels provided a platform for insightful discussions on the latest advancements in AI and cybersecurity, emphasizing their growing importance in today’s digital economy, transformative impact on various industries, as well as opportunities for small and diverse businesses.

Exhibitors showcased their innovative and technology solutions related to the summit topics to attendees and executives at the event.

“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,” Rajeev Krishna, president of AICC is quoted saying in the press release.

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

Chauhan presented Citations from Mayor Adams honoring the achievements and contributions of supplier diversity champions and advocates including 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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