27th Convergence India 2019 Expo
29 - 31 January 2019
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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2018 Conference Programme

Day 1: 07 March 2018
0945-1045 hrs PhotogalleryOpening Ceremony
Welcome Address: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India
Knowledge Partner Address: Knowledge Paper Launch by Ms. Vidya Subramanian Nath, Senior Research Director, Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan, India
Address by: Shri Deepak Kumar, IAS, Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation
Special Address by Chief Guest: Shri. Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge), Ministry of Communication, Government of India
Concluding Remarks: Shri. Umang Das, Chief Mentor, American Tower Corporation India
1100-1130 Networking break
1130-1300 PhotogalleryConference Inaugural Session: Digital Convergence India

Chair: Shri. RS Sharma, Chairman, TRAI

Keynote Address: Ms. Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Republic of Estonia

Industry Address:
• Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Executive Chairman, Cyient, India
• Mr. Pankaj Mahindroo, Chairman FTTF & National President, ICA
• Mr. Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung
• Mr. NK Goyal, President, CMAI
PhotogalleryConference Inaugural Session: IoT Revolutionizing India

Welcome Address: Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris India

Chair: Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman & Managing Director, Quatrro, & Chairman, Nasscom, India

Special Address:
• Mr. Jim Morrish, Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Nokia,
• Dr. Neena Pahuja, Director General, ERNET, India
• Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris India
• Ms. Farhana Haque, Vodafone India Ltd
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 PhotogalleryDigital India - How the Digital Revolution is disrupting your business? Time to act & align with the new trend

Chair: Shri. Ashutosh Vasant, CMD & D(POM), RailTel

• Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT
• Mr. Dev Kumar, Chief Technical Officer, Neron Informatics
• Mr. Sayantan Chatterjee, Associate Director, PwC
• Mr. Hemant Joshi, Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
• Ms. Shikha Sayal, Director – Sales, GSP , Cisco India
PhotogalleryThe winning formula to increase ARPUs for PayTV services

Chair: Mr. Vynsely Fernandes, Director, Castle Media Pvt Ltd, India

Keynote speaker: Mr. Coen Vanbaar, Senior Product Director, HansenCX, USA

• Mr. Ravikant Sharma, Solution Expert, Conax, India
• Mr. Amit Kharbanda,CEO, MYBOX Technologies Pv Ltd, India
• Mr. Anil Malhotra, COO, SITI Cable Netwok Ltd, India
PhotogalleryIntroduction to industry 4.0: Is Industry 4.0 relevant for India?

Chair: Mr. Sumeet Verma, Director, Strategic Engagements, Intel

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Neeraj Athalye, Head – Leonardo Business, SAP Indian Subcontinent

Knowledge Paper Presentation: Mr Benoy CS, Director-Digital Transformation (ICT) Practice, Frost & Sullivan

• Mr. Sivakumar Natarajan, Practice Head - Digital, Manufacturing & Technology Business Unit,Wipro Ltd
• Ms. Danilar Wu, AVP, EBN Technology, Taiwan
• Mr. Paresh Patel, President and CEO, System Level Solutions, Inc. USA
1530-1545 Networking break
1545-1715 CONFERENCE HALL "Telecom"
PhotogalleryWhat is going on in the 5G World so far? Where it is leading us to?

Chair: Mr. Vimal Wakhlu, Former CMD, TCIL

Special Address: Mr. N Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, Telecom, DoT

• Mr. Chandan Kumar, Head-IP & Optical Networks Business Centre, Nokia
• Mr. Sandeep Kapoor, Head of Marketing – EMEA Region (Aerospace Defense Business) Country Head Marketing, Keysight Technologies, India
• Mr. Chetan Hebbalae, Senior Director of Product Management, Cambium Networks
• Mr. Atul Deshpandey, Account Manager (Enterprise-Data Centres-Hyper scale) and Solution Consultant (5G-NBIoT- RF Test), VIAVI Solutions
• Mr. Parag Kar, Vice President-Government Affairs, Qualcomm
• Mr. Raymond Lai, Director, Applications Engineering, EXFO Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
PhotogalleryCan OTT replace television in India and help the industry to grow?

Moderator: Ms. Vidya Subramanian Nath, Senior Research Director, Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Keynote speaker: Mr. Aditya Bhat, Head - Jio Studios

Lead Speaker: Dr. Shay David, Co-founder & President, Media and Telecom, Kaltura

• Mr. Thierry Fautier, VP Video Strategy, Harmonic
• Mr. Karthik Subramanian, Founder & CEO, PurpleStream Convergence P Ltd
• Mr. Koby Maluk, OTT Video Specialist, Vimmi
• Mr. Rajiv Suri, SVP/ New Business Incubator, VuClip
PhotogalleryIoT transforming the transportation sector: Multimodal smart transport and logistics – A Myth or Reality for India

Chair: Shri. Anil Srivastava, Director General, DMEO & Advisor (Transport), NITI Aayog

• Mr. Ranbir Saran Das, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Fairwood Consultants Pvt Ltd
• Mr. Abhijit Sarkar, Independent Consultant, Mott MacDonald Private Ltd
• Mr. Atul Arya, Head of Energy Systems Division, Panasonic
• Mr. Vivek Singh, CEO, Innovant International

Time: 1700-1715 hrs
Case Study

Presenters: Mr Rudradeb Mitra

Building a successful IoT startup in transportation sector and acquiring large insurance companies as customers.
Vinay Solanki, Director - Strategy & Strategic Market Development, Aeris Communications

How connected solution are transforming transportation industry and its impact on fleet mgmt., ride-sharing, ride-hailing, autonomous cars, EV, aggregators, supply chain, etc.
Day 2: 08 March 2018
1000-1130 PhotogalleryWireless Communication in 2020. Is mobile destined to be the King?

Chair: Mr. Pawan Garg, Former Wireless Advisor, Govt of India

• Mr. Steve Mills, Global VP, Newtec
• Mr. K Prashant, Head of Network, Planning & Optimisation, Nokia
• Mr. Jishnu A, Product Architect- Technology, Tejas Networks India Ltd.
• Mr. Sushil Kumar, DDG – IoT, Telecommunication Engineering Center, DoT
PhotogalleryNex Gen evolution of TV measurement in India - Session by BARC

Time: 1000-1100

Moderator: Mr Yogesh Gulabani, Chief Technology Officer, BARC India


• Mr Nitin Mishra, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Netmagic
• Mr Pankaj Kulshreshtha, CEO, Scienaptic Systems
• Mr Shailesh Parab, Director, Cineom Broadcast India Pvt. Ltd
• Mr Sundeep Mallu, Senior VP, Grammaner
PhotogalleryIoT - Sensing 'sense-making' in logistics: Role of IoT in logistics & supply chain

Time: 1000-1115
Chair: Mr Ashim Sharma, Partner & Group Head, Business Performance Improvement Consulting Group, NRI Consulting & Solutions

Keynote Speaker:
• Mr Ali Hosseini the Founder & CEO, SenRa Tech Pvt Ltd
• Mr Jatin Talreja, Founder & CEO, Viaan Electronics
• Mr Scott Larsen, CEO, Helios Wire
• Mr Srinivasan S, Senior Director, Data Sciences, Delhivery
• Mr Mohan Raju, Chief Strategy Officer, India & Emerging Markets, Azuga Inc
• Mr Srinath Nudurupati, Founder & Director, Inxee Systems Pvt. Ltd.
• Mr Murali Rajagopalan, MD-India, Mobilogix Inc
1130-1145 Networking break
1145-1300 CONFERENCE HALL "Telecom"
PhotogalleryCyber Security - A must in today's environment

Chair: Dr. S Amar Prasad Reddy, Director General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards

Keynote speaker: Mr. Saket Modi, Founder, Lucideus

• Mr. Debabrata Nayak, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Telecommunications (India) Co., Ltd.
• Mr. Kishore Kar, Chief Business Officer, Cyber Security Integrators (I) Pvt Ltd
• Mr. Rakshit Tandon, Executive Director, Council of Information Security
• Mr. Alok Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Pyramid Cyber
• Mr. S Chandrasekhar, Group Director, Govt Affairs & Public Policy, Microsoft India
• Mr. Anup Pandit, Global Marketing, Microsemi
PhotogalleryReducing complexity in broadcast operations - management and orchestration of broadcast TV and OTT on broadcast platforms (DTH, Broadband IPTV, cloud)

Chair: Ms. Vidya Subramanian Nath, Senior Research Director, Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Steven Soenens, Product Marketing, Skyline Communications

• Mr. Baskar Subramanian, Co-founder, Amagi
• Mr. Ashok Mansukhani, Managing Director, Hinduja Media Group
• Mr. Jayant M. Kharche, Dy. Director General (Engg.), Doordarshan
PhotogalleryTime: 1130-1315
IoT in Healthcare: Connected healthcare ecosystem - How far has the health-scape changed?

Chair: Mr Sandy Mallik, Head-Marketing, PTC

Keynote Speaker:
Mr Dileep Mangsuli, CTO, GE Healthcare, India


• Mr Ajit Ashok, Director-Big Data, Philips Innovation
• Dr VK Singh, Managing Director, InnovatioCuris
• Mr Ahsvanni Srivastava, Head, Sanohub
• Mr Satya Dash, Director Impact Lab, PATH India

Time: 1245-1315 hrs
Case Study: Healthcare


Mr Marios Georgiou, CEO & Co-founder, Asclepius Medical
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 CONFERENCE HALL "Telecom"
PhotogalleryDigital Money - Transformation as seen after demonetization

Chair & Keynote: Mr. Vivek Singh, Product Development, Airtel Payments Bank Ltd

Knolwedge Paper Launch: Mr Ankur Malhotra, Director, Mazars: The Smart Wallet by Mazars

• Mr. Kamaljeet Rastogi, Global Head, Business Development, Mobile Financial Solutions, Mahindra Comviva
• Mr. Anuj Sharma, Sunshine Digitronics Pvt.
• Mr. Praveen Dhabhai, Director, Smart Paisa
PhotogalleryTime: 1400-1500 hrs
IABM session - Is it just all about IP?

Moderator & Keynote: Mr.Baskar Subramanian, Co-founder, Amagi

• Ms. Anna Lockwood,Head of Market Development, Telstra Broadcast Services
• Mr. Steven Soenens, Product Marketing, Skyline Communications
• Mr. NM Mehra, VP-Technical, VTIPL
• Mr. Jayant Shah, Dolby
PhotogalleryTime: 1400-1500 hrs
Standardization & Framework

Chair: Ms. Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Gaurav Sareen, Country Director India & SAARC, Sigfox

• Mr. Anurag Seth, CTO-in-Residence, Tembusu Partners ICT Fund
• Mr. Dinesh Sharma, Seconded European Standardization Expert in India Director - Standardization, Policy and Regulation
• Mr. Raghuram Joshi, GM- Enterprise IT (RBEI) Bosch
• Mr. Sushil Kumar, DDG – IoT, Telecommunication Engineering Center, DoT
1530-1545 Networking break
1545-1715 CONFERENCE HALL "Telecom"
PhotogalleryElectronics manufacturing in India

Moderator: Mr. Vinod Kumar, Managing Director, Deki Electronics

Keynote Speaker:
• Mr. Deepak Thakkar, VP-Business Development, Flextronics Mr. Rajiv M Lal, Director, Trans India Business Solitions
• Mr. Sanjeev Narayan, Managing Director, SGS Tekniks
• Mr. Ravi Shankar Rai, Managing Director, Savitri Telecom Services
PhotogalleryTime: 1515-1615 hrs
IABM session - The road to IP workflow in production

Chair: Mr. Peter Bruce, President, IABM

• Mr. Jayant M. Kharche, Dy. Director General (Engg.), Doordarshan
• Mr. NM Mehra, VP-Technical, VTIPL
• Mr. Thierry Fautier, VP Video Strategy, Harmonic
PhotogalleryTime: 1515-1700 hrs
IoT - Securing nation & business : Applying IoT in Security & Surveillance

Mr. Sudhanshu Mittal, Director – Industry 4.0, NASSCOM Center of Excellence for IoT


• Ms. Hwai Lin Khor, Head of Sales & Business Development, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
• Mr. Shailendra Miglani, Global Black Belt Team, Microsoft Corporation
• Mr. Narang N Kishor, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt Ltd
• Mr. Pramod N Uniyal, CEO, Mobico Comodo
• Mr. Alok Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, Globus Eight
Day 3: 09 March 2018
1000-1130 PhotogalleryThe growing importance of Cloud opportunities

Moderator: Mr. Madhav Chablani, Consulting CIO, TippingEdge Consulting Pvt Ltd

Keynote speaker: Mr. Kalyan Mukhopadhyay, Cloud & Cognitive Technical Leader, IBM India/South Asia

• Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO, Kirusa Inc, USA
• Mr. Amajit Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, QED Sigma Innovations
• Dr. Steven Soenens, Product Marketing, Skyline Communications
PhotogalleryThe future of entertainment

Chair: Smt. Supriya Sahu, Director General, Doordarshan

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ashok Mansukhani, Managing Director, Hinduja Media Group

• Mr. Ashok Killam, Director (Technical), Horizon Group
• Mr. Sidharth Balakrishna, Executive Director, Zee Group
• Mr. Dushyant Kohli, Head Growth, nexGTv
• Mr. Vineet Govil, Head & General Manager, Sling Media
PhotogalleryTime: 1000-1115
Startups - The Game Changer in AI and ML automation-Session by PHD

• Dr. Jatinder Singh, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry
• Mr. Praveen Bhadada, Partner - Digital Practice, Zinnov LLC
• Mr. Himanshu Rattan, Director, KPMG
• Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Country Manager, NXP
• Dr. Sushil Chandra, Scientist 'F' and Head of Bio Medical Department at Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences at DRDO
• Dr. H P Kumar, Former CMD, NSIC
1130-1145 Networking break
1145-1300 CONFERENCE HALL "Telecom"
PhotogalleryBig Data - How can analytics improve your business?

Chair: Mr. Samiran Gupta, India Head, ICANN

• Oguz Haliloglu, Chief Executive Officer, Defne
• Mr. Vishal Singhal, Co-founder & AI Evangelist, Cellstrat
• Mr. Badhrinarayanan Srinivasan, Manager, System Engineering, Ixia Solutions Group
• Ms. Shefali Bansal, Program Director & Global Practice Leader (IoT4 Manufacturing Offerings), IBM Software Labs
PhotogalleryWhat next for Digital Cable Networks? How to stay relevant in evolving business models?

Chair: Shri. Sunil Kumar Gupta, Secretary, TRAI

• Mr. Yugal Kishore Sharma, CEO, DEN Networks Ltd
• Mr. Vinod Khare, Technical Advisor, Cable & Satellite
• Ms. Roop Sharma, President, COFI, Cable Quest Satcom Pvt Ltd • Mr. Sisir Pillai, Consultant, Viuclip
• Mr. Sisir Pillai, Sales Head, Viu Life
• Mr. Subhashish Mazumdar, Senior Vice President, NXT Digital
• Mr. Anil Malhotra, COO, SITI Cable Network Ltd
PhotogalleryTime: 1130- 1230
Skill Development - How IoT is transforming the employment landscape in every industry, not just IT

Chair: Mr. Jayant Krishna, ED & COO, National Skill Development Corporation

Keynote: Mr. Sunil K Chaturvedi, CEO, Automotive Skills Development Council

• Mr. Sumit Peer, Founder and CEO, Aurelius
• Mr. Bishwanath Ganguly, Country Manager, Forever New
• Mr. Vijay Kumar, Head, IET

PhotogalleryTime: 1230- 1330
IoT and emerging technologies-Part 1: AR/VR & Blockchain

Chair: Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Technologies

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Raja Shan, Global Head, Business Development, IoT, TCS

• Mr. Diwakar Singhal, Senior Vice President, Genpact - Blockchain
• Mr. Gaurav Dubey, CEO & MD, ITH Technologies Pvt. Ltd - Blockchain
• Mr. Rohit Gupta, Director -IT and Sales, OMR India Outsources Pvt Ltd
• Mr. Rahul Ganapathy, CEO, Atsuya Technologies Pvt Ltd
• Ms. Reenu Saluja, Senior Technical Evangelists, Microsoft Corp India
1300-1400 Lunch
  PhotogalleryTime: 1400-1600
Current scenario of Cable TV on ground
  PhotogalleryTime: 1430-1530 hrs
IoT and emerging technologies-Part 2 Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Chair: Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Technologies

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ajay Gupta, VP & head Marketing, Ericsson

• Mr. Ninad Deshpande, Head-Marketing, B&R Industrial Automation
• Mr. Damodar Sahu, Consulting Partner & Head - IoT Digital, Wipro Ltd
• Mr. Akash Takyar, CEO, hiarya.com
• Ms. Shefali Bansal, Program Director & Global Practice Leader (IoT4 Manufacturing Offerings) , IBM Software Labs