26th Convergence India 2018 Expo
07 - 09 March 2018
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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2017 Conference Programme

Day 1: 08 February 2017
0945-1045 Opening Ceremony

Welcome Address: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India
Knowledge Partner Address: Ms. Vidya Nath, Research Director, Global Innovation Center & Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan, India
Guest of Honor Address: Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Chief Guest Address: Shri P.P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Law and Justice; Electronics and IT,Government of India
Concluding Remarks: Mr. Umang Das, Chief Mentor, ATC-TCIL and Vice Chairman, TAIPA, India
1045-1130 hrs Networking break
1130-1300 hrs Conference Inaugural Session: Theme: "Digital India"

Chair & Moderator: Mr. T.V.Ramachandran, Founder & CEO,'Advisory@TVR' Consultancy Services, India

Keynote Address: Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder and Executive Chairman, Cyient, India

  • Mr. Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, CISCO, India & SAARC
  • Mr. PK Purwar, CMD, MTNL, India
  • Mr. Pankaj Mohindroo, President, ICA, India
  • Mr. Hari Om Rai, CMD, Lava International, India
  • Mr. Shyam Prabhakar Mardikar, Chief Technology Officer - Mobile networks, Bharti Airtel Limited, India
  • Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, AERIS India, India
  • Ms. Carmit Yadin, CISO, Head of Cyber Divisions, Vital Intelligence Group and Head of Curriculum and Program Management, Vital Intelligence Academy of Cyber Defence, Israel
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Conference Room "Ganga" Conference Room "Krishna"
1400-1530 hrs Session: 5G-The next big step in mobile communication technologies and how it will revolutionise the customer experience

Chair: Dr. Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India, India

  • Mr. Marc Kahlberg, CEO & Managing Director, Vital Intelligence Group, Israel
  • Ms. Ranjana Narawane, Managing Director, CMT Industry, Accenture, India
  • Mr. Sandeep Arora, Director - Service Provider, Cisco, India & SAARC
  • Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), India
  • Mr. Y. Malleswar, CTO, INVAS Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India
  Session: Digitisation challenges in India: Where are we now and what lies ahead?

Moderator: Ms. Vidya Nath, Research Director, Global Innovation Center & Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan, India

  • Ms. Deepa Gupta Kulshrestha, Head- Media Operations, Ericsson, India
  • Mr. Hans Massart, Director Broadcast, Newtec, Belgium
  • Mr. Rajiv Mishra, Chairman and Managing Director, IoT Infotainment Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Mrs. Roop Sharma, President, Cables Operators Federation of India, India
  • Mr. S.K. Gupta, Principal Advisor – Broadcast and Cable, TRAI, India
  • Mr. Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, TAIPA, India
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545-1715 hrs Session: Delivering inexpensive & reliable internet access to billions

Moderator: Mr. Samiran Gupta, Head of India, ICANN, India

Keynote Speaker: Shri R.K. Bahuguna, Chairman & Managing Director, Railtel, India

Mr. Steven Soenens, Product Marketing Director, Skyline Communications, Belgium

  • Mr. Himanshu Motial, Vice President-Sales, Cambium Networks, USA
  • Mr. Sjoerd De Clerck, Vice President-Sales, Newtec, Belgium
  • Mr. Yogesh Chauhan - Senior General Manager- Data & Devices, Aircel, India
  Session: Maximising the monetisation of OTT: Challenges and strategies in India

Moderator: Mr. Vynsley Fernandes, Executive Director, Castle Media Pvt. Ltd., India

  • Mr. Ankur Jain, Vice President-Sales-APAC, Prime Focus Technologies, India
  • Mr. Deepak Das, VP (Marketing), VisualOn Inc., USA
  • Mr. KA Srinivasan, Co-founder, Amagi, India
  • Mr. Srikanth G Rao, Vice President and Lead, Media & Entertainment Industry Practice, Accenture, India
  • Mr. Maor Efrati, Solutions Architect, GENBAND, APAC and EMEA
  • Ms. Vidya Nath, Research Director, Global Innovation Center & Digital Media Practice, Frost & Sullivan, India

Day 2: 09 February 2017
Time Conference Room "Ganga" Conference Room "Krishna"
1000-1130 hrs Session: Mobile phone industry-Torch bearer of the Make in India & Digital India initiative

Chair: Mr. Pankaj Mohindroo, President, ICA, India

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ramesh Vaswani, Senior Advisor, Intex, India

  • Mr. Kuldeep Malik, Country Head, India – Corporate Sales International, MediaTek Inc., India
  • Mr. P.Sanjeev, Vice President-Device Sales, Huawei Telecommunications (I) Co.Pvt.Ltd., India
  • Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, Advisor for SME's, India
  • Mr. Sunil Raina, Business Head, Xolo, India
  Session: Next Gen TV: The future of the TV experience

Chair: Mr. Amit Kharbanda, CEO, MYBOX, India

Speaker: Mr. Steven Soenens, Product Marketing Director, Skyline Communications, Belgium

  • Mr. Adam Weinberg, VP-Business Development, Ayecka Communication Systems, Israel
  • Mr. Bharath Kumar Mohan, CEO, Sensara, India
  • Mr. Francois Galy, Senior Vice President/Marketing and Business Development, ALi Corporation, Taiwan
  • Mr. M. S. Duhan, Deputy Director General(E), Doordarshan, India
  • Ms. Nidhi Chawla, Project Manager, Connected TVs, To The New, India
  • Mr. Viraj Malik, Managing Director & CEO, PK Online Ventures Pvt. Ltd. India
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145-1315 hrs Session: Digital wallets: A new trend for developing India

Chair: Mr. Rahul Singhal, Partner ITA-North, KPMG, India

  • Mr. Akshaya Gaur, Founder, Aayan, India
  • Mr. Ishan Guliani, Vice President - Engineering, AppLop, India
  • Mr. Sunil Kulkarni, Deputy Managing Director, Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Mr. Vijay Kumar, CTO, eMudhra, India
  Session: Live streaming-Changing viewing experience

Chair: Ms. Taru Agarwal, Managing Director, Business Wire, India

  • Mr. Ajith Nair, CTO, Xperio Labs, USA
  • Mr. Dushyant Kohli, Head – Growth, DigiVive Services Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Mr. Karthik Subramanian, Founder & CEO, PurpleStream Convergence Pvt Ltd., India
  • Mr. Kishore Kar, Chief Business officer, CSI India Pvt Ltd., India
  • Mr. Priyabarta Das, Vice President- Engineering, YUPP TV, India
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Session: Why adoption of cloud technology is important in today's competitive world?

Chair: Mr. Srinivasan Ramakrishnan, Governing Board Member, CCICI and Former DG, C-DAC, India

Speaker: Mr. Pronam Chatterjee, Founder & CEO, BluePi Consulting, India

  • Mr. Gulshan Khurana, CTO-Service Provider Business, Cisco, India & SAARC
  • Mr. Kuntal Mukherjee, Principal Consultant - Cloud Practice, Hexaware Technologies, India
  • Mr. Rajiv Gupta, President, Hero BPO & Hero MINDMINE Institute Pvt. Ltd., India
  Session: OTT-Transforming the future of TV and Competition landscape of the broadcast space

Chair: Mr. Jagannathan Balaji, President & CEO, Riversillica, India

  • Mr. Edwin Ko, VP of Sales, South and North East Asia, Harmonic, HongKong: Moving Video to IP Infrastructure from Production to Delivery
  • Mr Jitender Pal Singh, Commercial Product Manager, Conax, India

  • Mr. Akash Tyagi, Product Leader- OTT Specialist,
    Adobe Primetime, India
  • Mr. Jan Eveleens, CEO, AXON Digital Design, Netherlands
  • Mr. Shreyas Rao, Business Head, CA Media Digital, India
  • Mr. Venugopal Iyengar, COO, Apalya Technologies, India
  • Mr. Vikas Sharma, Country Director, Neomobile, India
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545-1715 hrs Session: Trade-off between security concerns and business opportunities on cloud

Chair: Mr. Madhav Chablani, Consulting CIO @ TippingEdge Consulting & Chairman -Cloud Security Alliance ( NCR ), India

  • Mr. Ananda Rao, Executive Vice President-Engineering and support, Parablu, India
  • Mr. Deepak Talwar, Country Product Sales Manager - India and ASEAN for Cloud Security , Cyber Security, Symantec, India
  • Mr. Prakash Kumar, CEO, Axcess Tech Systems India Pvt Ltd, India
  • Mr. Tejas Karia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India
  Session: Future lifestyle in the age of digitalisation & Mobile

Chair: Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, Nasscom Foundation, India

  • Mr. Avi Arya, Chief Mogul, Internet Moguls, India
  • Mr. Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital, India
  • Mr. Oguz Haliloglu, CEO, Defne, Turkey
  • Mr. Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular Ltd., India
  • Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, Senior Vice President, Quatrro Processing Services, India
  • Mr. Steve Richeson, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Business Development, Advantech Wireless, Canada

Day 3: 10 February 2017
Time Conference Room "Ganga" Conference Room "Krishna"
1000-1130 hrs Session: e-Commerce in India: The game changer for new customers experience

Chair: Mr. Rajesh Munjal, Chief Operating Officer, Carzonrent India, India

  • Mr. Anant Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, Aviyos, India
  • Mr. Madhur Arora, Head – Digital Business & Strategy, Intex Technologies and Start-up Mentor, India
  • Mr. Ritesh Shah, General Manager - Technology, MMPL, India
  • Mr. Sundeep Malhotra, Founder and Former CEO, Homeshop 18, India
  Session: Broadband Deployment through TV-Whitespace

Chair: Mr. Shyam Ponnapa, Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for Internet and Society, India

  • Mr. Hemant Mallapur, ‎Co-founder & VP Engineering, Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd, India
  • Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, DSA
  • Mr. S.Chandrasekhar, Group Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Microsoft, India
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145-1315 hrs Session: Cyber security - Challenges & Solutions

Chair: Mr. Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, India

Lead Speaker: Ms. Rama Vedashree, CEO, Data Security Council of India, India

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Rahul Tyagi, Vice President-Training, Lucideus, India

  • Col. Pankaj Verma (CISSP, CISA, CEH, ECSA), Ex- Indian Army, India
  • Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, Director, Cyber Security, PwC, India
  • Mr. Trishneet Arora, CEO, TAC Security, India
  Session: SCTE India Training Orientation with ESSCI

Keynote Address:
Mr. N K Mohapatra, CEO, ESSCI, India


  • DAS Scenario in India and Importance of training: Mr. Yogendra Pal, Advisor, MIB, India
  • SCTE India Transforming Broadband through Cable in India: Lt Col. VC Khare, SCTE India Founder & Broadband Consultant, India
  • ESSCI Standards and Certification for various Training in India: Mr. NK Mohapatra, CEO, ESSCI, India
  • ESSCI Courses /Modules for DAS: Mr. Piyush Chakraborty, VP- Sales and Marketing, ESSCI, India
  • SCTE A success Story Worldwide: Mr. Vikas Kapoor, VP- SCTE, India
  • Revenue Generation in DAS scenario: Mr. Govind Padaki, CTO, Talisman, India
1315-1400 hrs Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

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