PROGRAM

SCHEDULE SESSION SPEAKERS
08:30-09:15 Registrations & Welcome
09:15-09:45 Welcome Address Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, CyberMedia
09:45-10:00 The Year Ahead
Key business, technology and regulatory challenges that the telecom sector is likely to face as the nation moves ahead on it's Digital India march
Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
10:00-11:00 Building A Digital India
What are the key focus areas of various telecom stakeholders to build a digital India? How are operators and the telco ecosystem, making the best out of all the business disruptions India is witnessing? And how are technologies like network IPfication, network function virtualization and SDN being deployed and leveraged for revenue maximization as well as customer empowerment and delight?
RS Sharma, Chairman, TRAI
Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular
Sanjay Kaul, MD, GSP Cisco India & SAARC
Shubha Bhambhani, General Manager, BSNL
11:00-11:15 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Smart India - Smart Life & Smart Enterprises
How are operators and the telco ecosystem working on solutions for speeding up the broadband infrastructure rollout in the country? And how fiber will be the backbone for strengthening broadband infrastructure?
Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL
Neeta Verma, DG, NIC & CEO, MyGov
Ashutosh Vasant, CMD, Railtel
Sridhar Krish, COO, Tikona Broadband
Sandeep Arora, Service Provider Business, Cisco India & SAARC
Dr. Pravin Bhagwat,Co-founder & CTO, Mojo Networks
KS Rao, COO, Sterlite Technologies
Moderator : PK Roy, Head Domestic & Internet Council, NASSCOM
12:15-13:15 5G Transforming Aspirations into Reality
How will 5G transform the current 4G network, service delivery and customer experience? How will it speed up IoT, and a range of new emerging valued added services for various sectors such as ---transport, healthcare, security, education, and energy?
Abhay Savargaonkar, CTO, Airtel
Vishant Vora, CTO, Vodafone
Sameer Dave, CTO, Aircel
Ashwani Khillan, COO, American Tower
Rajesh Chainani, Managing Director-Service Provider Network & Cloud, Cisco APJ
Ankit Agarwal, Director, Telecom Products, Sterlite Technologies
Nitin Bansal, MD, Ericsson India
Moderator: Vikram Tiwathia, DDG,COAI
13:15 Networking Lunch
13:15 - 14:00 Captain's Lunch Roundtable
14:00 - 15:00 Beyond the Consumer Market
How telcos and other communication service providers can help organizations to integrate customers, partners, and employees to increase revenue, decrease operating costs for the big and growing enterprise market? How sectors like BFSI, IT/ITeS, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Educations, Govt etc., are turning more agile and customer centric with solutions such as collaboration, cloud, managed solutions et al.
Anil Jain, CGM, National NGN Center, BSNL
LV Sastry, National Head, Enterprise Business, Aircel
Kapil Ahuja, CEO (North India), Reliance Jio
Dr Jai Menon, Group CTO & Mantor, HT Media
Vijay Sethi, Group CTO, Hero Motors
Deval Parikh, Chief Executive Officer, Bright Star India
Hemant Kumar Ruia, CFO, Indus Tower
Moderator: Sukanta Dey, Former President - Emerging Business, Tata Teleservices
15:00-15:30 Defining the Skills Manifesto for Telecom 2022
For an industry in the throes of rapid change, the importance of skills, both generic and specialist, cannot be overemphasized. How do we plan for the skills and competencies required by telcom industry in the next four years?
Lt. Gen SP Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council
Srikanth Balachandran, Global CHRO, Airtel
Moderator:Faisal Kawoosa,General Manager - Research & Consulting, CyberMedia Research (CMR)
15:30-17:00 Valedictory Session
1. Voice&Data Leadership Awards
2. Democratizing Telecom for Digital India (Keynote & Panel)
Valedictory Keynote - Aruna Sundararajan, Secy, DoT
Panel - Aruna Sundararajan, Secy, DoT
Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL
Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech
Nitin Bansal, MD, Ericsson
Shyam Mardikar, CTO, Airtel
Harish Krishnan, MD, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagement, CISCO
Mathew Oommen,President Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Anchor Pradeep Gupta, CMD, CyberMedia
17:15- onwards Celebration High Tea

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