Conferences 2018: Keynotes, Lightning Talks & Tech Sessions

TRACKS

You can click on any track name below to see the currently slotted talks under it. We will be adding more as we get closer to the event!
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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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TRACK: CEO SUMMIT- HOW SOLUTION DEVELOPERS CAN PROFIT FROM IoT
Date: 7th Feb    Hall: Aryabhatta



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: THE NEW NORMAL (7th Feb, 8:30- 10:10) 

 Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Distruptive Technologies

Panelists:

Rahul Tongia, Scholar, Researcher and a Fellow at Brookings India (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Neelesh Mantri, General Manager – Innovations, SB Energy (SoftBank Group) (Speaker Profile)
Amith Singhee, Senior Technical Manager, IBM Research (Speaker Profile)
Snigdha Singh, Executive Director – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley (Speaker Profile)
Martin Woolley,  Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG (Speaker Profile)

Disruptive technology is the bearer of tremendous opportunity and equally, a harbinger of obsolescence.
Technology’s impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. Though product cycle times are accelerating, the underlying technologies unfold over many years. Within each trend, there are multiple enabling technologies, all at various stages of maturity and adoption.

“PeaceMaker”, the ironically named advanced nuclear missile that emerged from the US’ arsenal during the cold war, with the ability to carry 10 independent payloads each of which was 20 times more powerful than the first nuke dropped on Hiroshima, changed the future of warfare forever. This incident indeed created the worst carnage known to mankind and made every weapon used until then obsolete. It changed the fundamental principles of warfare and is to date deterring humanity plunging headfast into another World War.

Today management of large organizations face the same challenge that Roosevelt did during the Cold War, will your organization today approve a radical idea, allocate funds and be the early adopter amidst a crisis?  Or stay stuck in the labyrinth of your legacy n perish?
As Prof.Clayton M. Christensen the scholar who introduced the Disruptive Innovation theory says:

“Disruption is a process, NOT an event. And Innovation can only be disruptive relative to something else.”

Are you going to be an Innovator, Early Adopter or a Laggard?

The Panelists from diverse Disruptive Technology domains would be discussing how in the present – day context every organization needs to innovate – disrupt & evolve to stay in business.


SESSION BY MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT – 7th Feb,10:00 – 10:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

More details on this session will be announced soon.


SESSION BY KBITS – 7th Feb,10:40 – 11:10, Hall: Aryabhatta

More details on this session will be announced soon


INDUSTRY 4.0: AWAKENING OF THE THIRD EYE WITH IIoT – 7th Feb, 11:50 – 12:20, Hall: Aryabhatta

Paresh Patel, President, and CEO, System Level Solutions, Inc. USA and Managing Director, System Level Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

By Paresh Patel, President, and CEO, System Level Solutions, Inc. USA and Managing Director, System Level Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. (Speaker Profile)

Ever since the concept of manufacturing was invented,  the goal has been to create a system that makes manufacturing vastly more efficient and cost-effective.  The world has seen three industrial revolutions and is now witness to the fourth industrial revolution to achieve this goal.  With so many technological advances in computing power and sensors, slapping some technology onto a process and calling it Industry 4.0 does Industry 4.0 a grave injustice because it’s more than that.  The aim of the talk is to walk the audience through IoT vs IIoT and uncover the key best practices and elements for implementation augmented with some typical use cases.  Hopefully, these insights will provide enough wisdom to quickly and effectively roll out an IIoT solution as it relates to your industry.

Key Takeaways

  • What does IIoT really mean?
  • What are the best practices and elements to implement IIoT?
  • What is IIoT usage Trends by Industry?

CONCEPT TO COMMERCIALIZATION OF MEDICAL IoT DEVICES – 7th Feb, 12:30 – 13:00,
Hall: Aryabhatta

By Nitesh K Jangir, Founder, COEO Labs (Speaker Profile)

Nitesh K Jangir at IEW 2018
Nitesh K Jangir, Co-founder, COEO Labs

As per the report published by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) says that the Indian Medical Devices industry is valued at US$ 2.5 billion. Moreover, it is growing at a faster annual rate of 15%. Developing an innovative medical product which can get regulatory approval is time and resource intensive. The talk will take you through processes and techniques for the design and commercialization of medical devices.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding of the medical product development.
  • How to work in a Regulatory Environment.
  • How to perform Clinical Testing of your IoT devices.
  • How to sell medical IoT devices productively.

INTEL KEYNOTE ON SCALING IOT SOLUTIONS – 7th Feb, 14:00 – 14:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Rahul Bedi, Sr. Director of IOTG Engineering, Intel India
More details on this session will be announced soon.


GO-TO-MARKET FOR IOT: A 4-DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE – 7th Feb, 14:50 – 15:20, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Abhijeet Ballurkar, Managing Director, Targetorate Consulting (Speaker Profile)

Abhijeet Ballurkar, Founder, and MD at Targetorate Consulting

With increasing growth of IoT applications worldwide aiming to play a central role in enhancing the customer experience in all faculties of life, it becomes imperative for the product/solution providers to identify and reach their right target segments in timely and economic manner. Go-To-Market (GTM) for IoT session focuses on the key drivers in accelerating these providers customer acquisition journey; explained using the 4 dimensions that constitute the GTM strategy for their products/solutions. There are 4 dimensions of GTM – offerings, market segments, channels and revenue streams, each will be elaborated in the context of IoT to provide speaker’s perspective on developing winning marketing strategies. The speaker is Abhijeet Ballurkar who is a Successful Entrepreneur with around 20 years of Industry experience in Business Development, Sales, Solutions, and Delivery. With direct exposure working with clients in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, Abhijeet carries a good blend of expertise in Technology, Business, and Entrepreneurship. He is an Industry expert with extensive experience in Management Consulting, Business Development, Sales and Delivery Enablement for leading MNCs; besides developing GTM strategies for the wide range of businesses from different verticals and regions.


IOTBRIX – BUILD, NOT CODE IoT DEVICES – 7th Feb, 15:30 – 16:00, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends (Speaker Profile)

Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends
Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends

This talk would be about simplifying development of IoT devices using IoTBrix without coding, but just by putting your thoughts into action. The speaker is Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO of American Megatrends. He is an MBA graduate of Emory University, USA. He has around 22+ years of experience in the information technology. He has around 15+ years of his experience is in holding key executive management and leadership position in USA & India. He is an innovator and a team player and has developed and established key products and solutions in Healthcare, Telematics and Service Delivery for a global audience. He has around 15+ patents pending in the field of Healthcare and Telematics.

Key takeaways

  • Simplify IOT development
  • Rapid Development and Prototyping
  • No coding knowledge required, put your thoughts into action.


TRACK: ACQUIRE
Date: 7th Feb   Hall: Sarabhai



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: THE NEW NORMAL 7th Feb, 8:30- 10:10, Hall: Aryabhatta 

 Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Distruptive Technologies

Panelists:

Rahul Tongia, Scholar, Researcher and a Fellow at Brookings India (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Neelesh Mantri, General Manager – Innovations, SB Energy (SoftBank Group) (Speaker Profile)
Amith Singhee, Senior Technical Manager, IBM Research (Speaker Profile)
Snigdha Singh, Executive Director – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley (Speaker Profile)
Martin Woolley,  Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG (Speaker Profile)

Disruptive technology is the bearer of tremendous opportunity and equally, a harbinger of obsolescence.
Technology’s impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. Though product cycle times are accelerating, the underlying technologies unfold over many years. Within each trend, there are multiple enabling technologies, all at various stages of maturity and adoption.

“PeaceMaker”, the ironically named advanced nuclear missile that emerged from the US’ arsenal during the cold war, with the ability to carry 10 independent payloads each of which was 20 times more powerful than the first nuke dropped on Hiroshima, changed the future of warfare forever. This incident indeed created the worst carnage known to mankind and made every weapon used until then obsolete. It changed the fundamental principles of warfare and is to date deterring humanity plunging headfast into another World War.

Today management of large organizations face the same challenge that Roosevelt did during the Cold War, will your organization today approve a radical idea, allocate funds and be the early adopter amidst a crisis?  Or stay stuck in the labyrinth of your legacy n perish?
As Prof.Clayton M. Christensen the scholar who introduced the Disruptive Innovation theory says:

“Disruption is a process, NOT an event. And Innovation can only be disruptive relative to something else.”

Are you going to be an Innovator, Early Adopter or a Laggard?

The Panelists from diverse Disruptive Technology domains would be discussing how in the present – day context every organization needs to innovate – disrupt & evolve to stay in business.


Qt/QML APPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTED AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS

By Rajesh Sola, Education Specialist, KPIT -7th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Sarabhai(Speaker Profile)

Rajesh Sola at IEW 2018
Rajesh Sola, Education Specialist, KPIT Technologies Ltd.

Qt is a cross-platform SDK which enables support for fluid, high-performance and intuitive UI, Applications. It offers the rich set of modules & APIs for automotive needs and great support for various embedded devices through the Qt for Device Creation spin. This talk focus on Qt framework support for connectivity solutions for Automotive and IOT needs with the available components under the public license. This talk aims at covering Qt/QML API support for Automotive connectivity needs like CANBus, Bluetooth Low Energy, Location Tracking & Positioning, Sensor Interfacing etc. and IOT platform connectivity with MQTT, HTTP REST protocols, and JSON data formats. This talk concludes with the glimpse of offerings from Qt Automotive Suite and few hints on cross compiling apps for targets like RaspberryPi.

Key Takeaways

  • Qt offerings for automotive applications.
  • The scope of Qt/QML for connected applications.
  • Protocol support for integration with IOT Platforms.

INTEL SECURE DEVICE ON-BOARDING – 7th Feb, 11:50 – 12:20, Hall: Sarabhai

By Amit Chatterjee, (IOTG) Product Marketing – Intel
This talk will be very helpful for IoT Developers who build and deploy IoT solutions and products. Security is a major barrier to scale IoT deployments. Secure Device On-boarding (SDO) is a process to standardize, automate and provide a secure HW attested device baseline for the IOT platform. More details on this session will be announced soon.


TALK BY PTC – 7th Feb, 12:30 – 13:00, Hall: Sarabhai

By Rajkiran C, Director, Country Leader – ThingWorx IOT OEM Business, PTC
More details on this session will be announced soon.


ROHDE & SCHWARZ EXPANDS THE OSCILLOSCOPE PORTFOLIO WITH LAUNCH OF THREE NEW MIDRANGE PRODUCTS – 7th Feb, 14:50 – 15:20, Hall: Sarabhai

By Srinivasa Rao Appala, Product Specialist – Scopes and Marketing, Rohde & Schwarz (Speaker Profile)

Rohde & Schwarz is further consolidating its OSCILLOSCOPE portfolio to meet the larger market demands in educational & research market, as part of this program, R&S is introducing Three new series of scopes R&S RTC1000, R&S RTM 3000 and R&S RTA 4000. These embedded oscilloscopes cover a Bandwidth of 50 MHz to 1 GHz and offer industry-best Price to Performance Ratio. The RTM 3000 and RTA 4000 Series Scopes are designed with 10 bit ADC for better accuracy of measurements and 10.1” capacitive touchscreen with an innovative user interface for ease of use. Excellent signal fidelity, High waveform acquisition rate, an innovative trigger system and an intuitive user interface is a common feature across all Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes. Choose from wide range of oscilloscopes from 50 MHz to 6 GHz to cater solutions to service, education, and R&D or EMI debugging.

Key takeaways

  •  RTC 1000 is an 8-in-1 instrument that offers the functionality of an oscilloscope, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, frequency analyzer, pattern generator, function generator, digital voltmeter and component tester.
  • RTB 3000 and RTA 4000 is 8 in1 instrument that offers oscilloscope, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary waveform generator, pattern generator, counter, digital voltmeter.
  • 10 bit ADC of RTB 3000 and RTA 4000 is suitable for viewing smaller signal details in presence of larger signals typically available in power supply analysis.
  • RTB 3000 offers standard memory up to 80 Msamples and RTA 4000 offers standard memory to 200Msamples. Deeper memory to capture longer duration of signals without compromising on the sampling resolution and to capture more frames in serial protocol decode for in-depth analysis.
  • 10.1 “ Capacitive touch screen in RTM 3000 and RTA 4000 with gesture support for ease of use.

TALK BY JUSTROBOTICS- 7th Feb, 15:30 – 16:00, Hall: Sarabhai

By Brijesh C A, Co-founder, JustRobotics
More details on this session will be announced soon.



TRACK: BLOCKCHAIN IN IoT BY RISC
Date: 7th Feb   Hall: Kalaam



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: THE NEW NORMAL – 7th Feb, 8:30- 10:10, Hall: Aryabhatta 

 Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Distruptive Technologies

Panelists:

Rahul Tongia, Scholar, Researcher and a Fellow at Brookings India (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Neelesh Mantri, General Manager – Innovations, SB Energy (SoftBank Group) (Speaker Profile)
Amith Singhee, Senior Technical Manager, IBM Research (Speaker Profile)
Snigdha Singh, Executive Director – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley (Speaker Profile)
Martin Woolley,  Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG (Speaker Profile)

Disruptive technology is the bearer of tremendous opportunity and equally, a harbinger of obsolescence.
Technology’s impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. Though product cycle times are accelerating, the underlying technologies unfold over many years. Within each trend, there are multiple enabling technologies, all at various stages of maturity and adoption.

“PeaceMaker”, the ironically named advanced nuclear missile that emerged from the US’ arsenal during the cold war, with the ability to carry 10 independent payloads each of which was 20 times more powerful than the first nuke dropped on Hiroshima, changed the future of warfare forever. This incident indeed created the worst carnage known to mankind and made every weapon used until then obsolete. It changed the fundamental principles of warfare and is to date deterring humanity plunging headfast into another World War.

Today management of large organizations face the same challenge that Roosevelt did during the Cold War, will your organization today approve a radical idea, allocate funds and be the early adopter amidst a crisis?  Or stay stuck in the labyrinth of your legacy n perish?
As Prof.Clayton M. Christensen the scholar who introduced the Disruptive Innovation theory says:

“Disruption is a process, NOT an event. And Innovation can only be disruptive relative to something else.”

Are you going to be an Innovator, Early Adopter or a Laggard?

The Panelists from diverse Disruptive Technology domains would be discussing how in the present – day context every organization needs to innovate – disrupt & evolve to stay in business.


BLOCKCHAIN AND AI IN FINANCE SERVICES – 7th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Kalam

By Snigdha Singh (Speaker Profile) and Shamit Verma, Executive Directors – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley (Speaker Profile)Snighda Singh and Shamit Verma at IEW 2018

AI and Blockchain are transforming Financial Services by dramatically reducing operational costs and introducing new revenue opportunities. This talk provides an overview of AI ( “Natural Language Processing” and Anomaly Detection) and Blockchain. These technologies are discussed in the context of applicability in Financial Services. Examples include how NLP can be used to understand the content of a document/email and take certain actions and how Blockchain can be used to manage the lifecycle of financial instruments.

Subtopics:
1. AI / “Natural Language Processing Overview”.
a. Information Extraction with AI.
b. Process Automation with AI.

2. Blockchain Overview.
a. Fixed Income Bond issuance on Blockchain.
b. KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance with Blockchain.

Key takeaways:

  • How to use AI for Text Processing.
  • Learn how Blockchain is transforming Financial services
  • Learn the Business use cases in Financial Services
  • Resources to learn more about these technologies.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT A TYPICAL BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION – 7th Feb, 11:40 – 12:10, Hall: Kalam

By Rahul Golash, VP, and Head – Blockchain, GoSmartChain.com (Speaker Profile)

Rahul Golash, VP and Head of Blockchain Practice, GoSmartChain.com
Rahul Golash, VP, and Head of Blockchain Practice, GoSmartChain.com
This talk would walk you through how to evaluate various use cases and help to find out which of them can be a good fit for blockchain implementation. The speaker will also talk about how a user will consume the application and steps to design DApp. Major questions like do we need private blockchain or connect with existing ones and what is a smart contract and how to design a smart contract will be answered. The talk will teach you the steps to write an upgradable smart contract. The speaker would also cover the technology stack and the development, testing and deployment process.
Key takeaways 
  • How to design a smart contract?
  • What are the steps to be considered to build a typical blockchain solution?
  • What is the technology stack and how to go about in the development, testing, and deployment process for a blockchain solution?

THE CONVERGENCE OF BLOCKCHAIN AND IoT PARADIGMS: THE INDUSTRY USE CASES – 7th Feb, 12:10 – 12:40, Hall: Kalam

Pethuru Raj, Chief Architect, and Vice-President SE- COE, Reliance Jio Cloud

By Pethuru Raj, Chief Architect and Vice-President SE- COE, Reliance Jio Cloud (Speaker Profile)

The recent phenomenon of Blockchain paradigm is definitely on the fast track. The adoption and adaption levels are consistently climbing across the globe. The unique contributions of the worldwide IT product vendors, system integrators, research organizations, national governments, and academic institutions towards making the Blockchain technology penetrative and participative are decisively noteworthy. Business houses are consciously spending their time, talents and treasures to be adequately and adroitly Blockchain-enabled. The various industry verticals are strategizing to embrace this new phenomenon to surmount some of their everyday concerns and challenges. There is a number of promising and potential use cases being unearthed in order to passionately and
perfectly articulate and accelerate the tactical as well as strategical leverage of the Blockchain paradigm. This talk is for presenting how the emerging blockchain technology is to impact various application domains and industry verticals.

Key Takeaway

The various industry use cases and applications at the intersection of the hugely popular IoT paradigm with the emerging blockchain technology will be clearly spelled out during
the talk.


HERE’S HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN TRANSFORM INDIAN HEALTHCARE – 7th Feb, 12:40 – 13:10, Hall: Kalam

By Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is the Founder and Chief Editor of Healthcare India. (Speaker Profile)

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is the Founder and Chief Editor of Healthcare India.
Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is the Founder and Chief Editor of Healthcare India.

India is in a unique position to create a healthcare model that can cater to a billion plus people. Emerging technologies have now given us an opportunity to shape this healthcare model. Among them, Blockchain has the potential to transform care outcomes in the country. Learn more about this in this session. This talk would be by Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran, who is the founder and chief editor of Healthcare India. Healthcare India is a social movement for better health in the country. We believe that revolutionary health care outcomes are possible only when patients, care providers, local communities, businesses and the government are all deeply involved in the cause for better health.

Key Takeaways

  • Why should we consider Blockchain for healthcare in India?
  • How would that new model work?
  • What are the low hanging fruits?
  • A few examples of other initiatives globally?

THE DISRUPTIVE POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN IN MANUFACTURING AND TELCO – 7th Feb, 13:10 – 13:40, Hall: Kalam

By Mr. Harihara Natarajan , General Manager & Technical Member– Blockchain and Machine Leaning, Wipro (Speaker Profile)

Damodar Sahu, Consulting Partner & Head – Blockchain Manufacturing & Technology and Communications SBUs, Wipro
Harihara Natarajan , General Manager & Technical Member– Blockchain and Machine Leaning, Wipro o

The blockchain is currently one of the most widely-discussed and hyped technologies. With use cases, proof-of-concepts, and full-fledged businesses based on blockchain technology emerging at an increasing pace. The speaker would talk about the Manufacturing Industries – 1. Anti-Counterfeiting and Supply Chain tracking 2. Managed 3D Printing, 3. IP management in product development, 4. Smart Diagnostics and machine maintenance, 5.Managing Trade Restrictions, 6. Cross-Border Trade for Global Commerce, 7. Smart Maintenance for Connected Car / Connected Asset, 8. B2B Dynamic Procurement / Procure2Pay etc. Telco / Communications – 1. Fraud Prevention on Roaming, 2. IoT Connectivity, 3. Identity as-a-service and data management, 3.5G Enablement, 4. Smart Cities etc.

Key takeaways

  • What are the full-fledged businesses based on blockchain technology?
  • How to take care of Anti-counterfeiting and IP management
  • How to prevent Fraud while roaming.

MACHINE-BASED ALGORITHMS AND CONSENSUS BUILDING IN A POST BITCOIN UNIVERSE – 7th Feb, 14:50 – 15:20, Hall: Kalam

By Sunil Aggarwal, Author of the book “Bitcoin Magnet“; Director, Trustmachines.(Speaker Profile)

Sunil Aggarwal, Author of the book "Bitcoin Magnet" ; Director, Trustmachines.
Sunil Aggarwal, Author of the book “Bitcoin Magnet”; Director, Trustmachines.
Blockchain Technology is a paradigm shift that will change the fundamental definition of money, ledger, law, and labor. This reorientation will change banks, taxation, corporation and political governance in a drastic fashion. The interface between the man and machine will be determining factor behind all these changes. This talk focus on various machine-based algorithms involved in this technology. The speaker is Mr. Sunil Aggarwal who holds eighteen years of experience in teaching, research, and startup ecosystem. He is first in India to teach a credit-based course on Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology Applications in a university. His core areas of professional interest are emerging Blockchain Technology startups, online learning solutions, and digital business models.
Key takeaways
  • Understand how blockchain is reorienting the banking, taxation and political governance.
  • What is the role of Man-machine interface in Blockchain?

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY AND UTILITIES WITH BLOCKCHAIN AND IoT – 7th Feb, 15:20 – 15:50, Hall: Kalam

By Prashant K Singh, Sr. Consultant, Blockchain CoE, Wipro (Speaker Profile)

Prashant K Singh, Sr. Consultant, Blockchain CoE, Wipro
Prashant K Singh, Sr. Consultant, Blockchain CoE, Wipro

Blockchain or DLT, has been gaining enormous attention across domains. There have been many initiatives and implementations. Blockchain combined with IoT can be leveraged to re-imagine multiple processes & services in Energy & utility space. Applications are being explored like – P2P energy sharing, Energy commodity trading & supply chain, EV charge & share and Smart electricity network management etc. It is also interesting to look how companies or stakeholders are collaborating and jointly testing the waters, by forming Consortium. They could individually or in consortia will soon move towards adoption.

Key takeaways

  • What is the impact and scope of Blockchain in Energy, Natural Resources, and Utilities?
  • What are various blockchain+IoT  applications in Energy and utility space?
  • What is Blockchain consortia & future of Blockchain?

LEVERAGING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN TRADE FINANCE DOMAIN – 7th Feb, 15:50 – 16:20, Hall: Kalam

Tanish Mathur – Asst. Vice President, HSBC Commercial Banking ||
Member, Board of Directors (PMI B’lore Chapter) (Speaker Profile)

Tanish Mathur – Asst. Vice President, HSBC Commercial Banking || Member, Board of Directors (PMI B’lore Chapter)
This topic would be about the Trade Domain & Blockchain with ecosystem perspective. Tanish will talk about industry opportunities like the trade gap, process optimization & transparency, risk & compliance imperatives, physical supply chain. This talk will also focus on the smart contracts, the DAO – Distributed Autonomous Organization and the legal doctrine. It will also cover the challenges in adoption and strategic priorities, operational readiness – TOM (Use Case | Product | Service | Customer Exp), the maturity of blockchain model and point of competitive differentiation. It will bring out the light on Trade Industry – 4.0 and how blockchain and smart contracts are revolutionalizing it. The topics like proof of ownership/origin, digital Identity, IoT – Drones, Intelligent Sensors, Intelligent OCR and KYO will be explained in brief.
Key takeaways
  • What is the ecosystem perspective of Blockchain in Trade domain
  • What are smart contracts and legal doctrine?
  • How is IoT Drones, Intelligent OCR, and Intelligent Sensors impacting the Trade Industry 4.0?

HOW TO SCALE AND SECURE THE BLOCKCHAIN APPS – 7th Feb, 16:20 – 16:50, Hall: Kalam

By Akash Gaurav, CEO, Auxesis Group. (Speaker Profile)

Akash Gaurav, CEO, Auxesis Group
Akash Gaurav, CEO, Auxesis Group

With the increase in demand for Blockchain powered distributed applications among enterprises a lot of concerns are being raised regarding the scalability and security of these applications. This talk would be about how Akash and his team built Auxledger infrastructure which is scaled today to securely store over 53 million Indian identities. The talk would also cover the alternatives to Auxledger and how to build a secure and scalable product. It will also cover the innovation curve of Blockchain and how to overcome the technical and business challenges faced during the adoption.

Key Takeaways 
  • Where are we on Blockchain innovation curve.
  • Challenges industries are facing for mainstream adoption.
  • Overcoming Technical and Business challenges.


TRACK: HOW CAN SYSTEM INTEGRATORS  PROFIT FROM IoT
Date: 8th Feb   Hall: Aryabhatta



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE SECURITY THREATS IN IoT PARADIGM – A HYPE OR A SCARY REALITY? – 8th Feb, 8:30 – 10:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)

Panelists

Deepu Chandran, Technical Manager, LDRA Technology Pvt Ltd. (Speaker Profile)
Benoy CS, Director,Digital Transformation(ICT) PracticeFrost & Sullivan,  (Speaker Profile)
Sunil David, Regional Director ( IOT ) for AT&T India (Speaker Profile)
Tulika Pandey,   Director, Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (Speaker Profile)
Sivakumar Natarajan is the Global Practice Head of Digital for Manufacturing and Technology Strategic Business Unit in Wipro (Speaker Profile)
Venkatesh Kumaran – Senior Director, ARM (Speaker Profile)

They say, NOW you don’t need Missiles or Nuclear Bombs to bring down an Enemy Nation… you just need a bunch of good hackers, and you can bring down even a most powerful nation on its Knees merely by hacking & shutting down the critical infrastructure of the nation.

NOW, even the Blockchains being hacked & BITCOINS being stolen.

And the IoT deployments have the most vulnerable attack surface areas. And, hence, the entire buzz about securing the IoT Deployments end to end; because “A chain is as strong as its weakest Link”.

However, the question in the minds of design engineers is – How Much or How Less Security is optimum?

The Panel Discussion shall provide a comprehensive 360-degree view of security implications in various aspects of the IoT paradigm. Attend, interact with the heterogeneous mix of design & security experts and go back with actionable insights within your own area of interest within the heterogeneous IoT Ecosystem.


KEYNOTE BY QUALCOMM – 8th Feb, 10:30 – 11:00, Hall: Aryabhatta

More details on this session will be announced soon.


TALK BY QUALCOMM – 8th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

More details on this session will be announced soon.


ADOPT THE BEST IoT PRACTICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR SMART CITIES – 8th Feb, 11:50 – 12:20, Hall: Aryabhatta

Sapna Mongia, Head -Smart Grids and Metering, South Asia, Power and Discretes, STMicroelectronics.
More details on this session will be announced soon.


SECURE AND COST EFFECTIVE CONNECTIVITY THROUGH eSIM AS AN IoT ENABLER – 8th Feb, 12350 – 13:00, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Ankit Jogi (Speaker Profile)

Ankit Jogi at IEW 2018
Ankit Jogi

eSIM stands for Embedded SIM, a technology which gives freedom of downloading SIM profiles over the air. A physical plastic SIM card occupies valuable real estate space of the device. IoT devices are tiny devices, it is complex and costly to have SIM slot in order to have cellular connectivity in IoT device. So, eSIM plays a major role in providing secure cellular connectivity in IoT devices. Outline of the presentation would be: – Overview of eSIM – eSIM architecture – Key roles in eSIM architecture – eSIM for various industry players, i.e. Operators, IoT device manufacturers, Consumers, SIM vendors, etc. – GSMA
standard vs Proprietary solutions – Role of eSIM in IoT devices – eSIM Deployment forecast for the M2M industry.

Key takeaways:

  • How eSIM can help various industry players.
  • What is the architecture of eSIM and roles of each entity?
  • How is eSIM an IoT enabler to help future growth and market research predictions of eSIM in IoT?

PANEL: IoT IN MARKETING – 8th Feb, 14:00 – 14:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Sandy Mallick, Marketing head – Emerging geographies and India, PTC(Speaker Profile

Panellists: Sachin Kelkar, Head – APJ Developer & Partner Program, Intel Software & Services Group. (Speaker Profile)

This panel would contain top marketing leaders of the tech industry and would discuss the impact of IoT in the field of marketing.

More details of the Panel discussion would be updated soon.


Moderated by Biju K Nair, Advocate  (Speaker Profile)

Panelists

Mr. Dorairaj Vembu. Sasken Technologies. (Speaker Profile)
Mr.Srinivas Poosarla. VP and Head of Global Privacy and Data Protection.(Speaker Profile
Wg Cdr Sivarama Krishna Prakash (Retd). Senior Corporate Counsel Cisco Systems (Speaker Profile)
Amit Chatterjee, Product Marketing, IOTG, Intel (Speaker Profile)

Biju K Nair, Advocate

Rapid developments in technology along with the convergence of the internet and service providers have created potential legal challenges and issues being encountered on a daily basis. A world where everything can be connected via a sensor and connectivity to enable that ‘Thing’ to participate in the larger ‘network ecosystem’ where machines can virtually talk to each other poses numerous legal implications.

  • Healthcare and Medical Segment
  • Smart City.
  • Home Solutions.
  • Automotive Industry.

Internet of things has also created legal challenges which are market specific. The legal issues and concerns are different. Legal issues and concerns with respect to different Market Segment Challenges will be discussed in this panel.


HOW TO FIND AREAS THAT ARE LOW RISK AND HIGH VALUE FOR IOT APPLICATIONS

By Hrishikesh Kamat, CEO, Shalaka Connected Devices – 8th Feb, 16:00 – 16:30, Hall: Aryabhatta (Speaker profile)

Hrishikesh Kamat, CEO, Shalaka Connected Devices
Most companies are aware of what IoT is, its benefits, its market, and all related numbers and charts. The key question that everyone has is, how does one implement it in a workplace/in my product/in my services. Almost every company is aware of IoT and the stats, but the first step needs guidance. A lot of companies including the biggies, whose management is encouraging investment in new technologies face a common problem these days where the people responsible for implementation are clueless where to begin. In most cases, they come up with a complex use case, and that is why stats say that 70% of the use cases fail.  This talk would be about few practical use cases in of big companies which Hrishikesh has worked with and failed because the securities and policies made it impossible to deploy the simplest of solutions [this was for a financial giant].  This talk will also cover steps to build your first use case cost effectively considering the risk and benefit.
Key takeaways

  • Understanding about IoT implementation.
  • Guidance towards first use case.
  • Planning for Digital Transformation.


TRACK: ANALYSE
Date: 8th Feb   Hall: Sarabhai



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE SECURITY THREATS IN IoT PARADIGM – A HYPE OR A SCARY REALITY? – 8th Feb, 8:30 – 10:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)

Panelists

Deepu Chandran, Technical Manager, LDRA Technology Pvt Ltd. (Speaker Profile)
Benoy CS, Director,Digital Transformation(ICT) PracticeFrost & Sullivan,  (Speaker Profile)
Sunil David, Regional Director ( IOT ) for AT&T India (Speaker Profile)
Tulika Pandey, Director, Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India (Speaker Profile)
Sivakumar Natarajan is the Global Practice Head of Digital for Manufacturing and Technology Strategic Business Unit in Wipro (Speaker Profile)
Venkatesh Kumaran – Senior Director, ARM (Speaker Profile)

They say, NOW you don’t need Missiles or Nuclear Bombs to bring down an Enemy Nation… you just need a bunch of good hackers, and you can bring down even a most powerful nation on its Knees merely by hacking & shutting down the critical infrastructure of the nation.

NOW, even the Blockchains being hacked & BITCOINS being stolen.

And the IoT deployments have the most vulnerable attack surface areas. And, hence, the entire buzz about securing the IoT Deployments end to end; because “A chain is as strong as its weakest Link”.

However, the question in the minds of design engineers is – How Much or How Less Security is optimum?

The Panel Discussion shall provide a comprehensive 360-degree view of security implications in various aspects of the IoT paradigm. Attend, interact with the heterogeneous mix of design & security experts and go back with actionable insights within your own area of interest within the heterogeneous IoT Ecosystem.


HOW HEAVY EQUIPMENT OWNERS CAN IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE BY LISTENING TO THEIR CONNECTED DEVICES – 8th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Sarabhai

Dipankar Ghosh at IEW 2018
Dipankar Ghosh,  Founder-CEO, Digi2O

By Dipankar Ghosh,  Founder-CEO, Digi2O (Speaker Profile)

This talk is for equipment owners who buy equipment from OEMs for their use. Whilst OEMs may not have designed for their machines to be ‘connected’, it is possible for the buyers and users of these machines to retrofit solutions that help them achieve this. For equipment owners, this can create a major impact on their bottom line. So, what is the motivation for you to retrofit your machines in order to remain ‘connected’? Here’s why. 1. We generally speak of reducing costs, both capital and operating, when we speak of connected machines. Cost reduction indeed is an important factor in improving the bottom line. So, that is definitely a key reason. 2. However, there is also a huge potential for monetizing opportunities that open up from mining the data that you collect over time when you connect your machines.

Key takeaways

  •  Understanding the paradigm shift that is happening from product to serve as the principal revenue earner – a revenue stream that provides recurring income.
  • Understanding the fact that ‘data is the new oil’ and that their equipment is the source of potentially large income from the data they produce.
  • Learn the benefits of connecting their machine and how to do it.

DISRUPTION OF CONNECTED HEALTHCARE SOCIETY WITH IoP – 8th Feb, 11:50 – 12:20, Hall: Sarabhai

Raghvendra Singh Dikhit at IEW 2018
Raghvendra Singh Dikhit, Sr. Solutions Architect, Impetus Infotech Pvt Ltd

By Raghvendra Singh Dikhit, Sr. Solutions Architect, Impetus Infotech Pvt Ltd (Speaker Profile)

The way technologies are getting adopted by the society, IoT is no more technology of future, rather it has become a common parlance. Internet of People (IoP) could be the next opportunity to exploit it fully after machine-to-machine communication. IoP with P2P (People-to-People communication) can be the next disruption for connected healthcare society. A healthcare system has many participating entities like patients, providers, facilities, organizations, suppliers and the financial mechanism. And these entities have many users like patients, caretakers, doctors, home healthcare providers, nurses, ambulance drivers, insurance agents, medical providers and many more.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding of healthcare system insights, functioning, participating entities
    and associated challenges.
  • IoP basics and its applicability to the healthcare system.
  • Learning about connected healthcare society with IoP – architectural components and its insights.

HOW AI AND NEUROTECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING ROBOTICS – 8th Feb, 12:30 – 13:00, Hall: Sarabhai

By Prem Mohan, Research Scientist, IR-IIT D (Speaker Profile)

Prem Mohan at IEW 2018
Prem Mohan, Research Scientist, IR – IIT D

2017 have been a very progressive year for Artificial Intelligence. AI’s plant has been nurturing and blooming its branches in the right direction. It overcomes some of its
challenges as in July 2016 Google Speech Recognition Error was 8.5% while in May 2017 is decreased to 4.9% and so on. New Machine learning technique is known as generative adversarial networks (GANs) also improved a lot since invented by Ian Goodfellow in 2014. Its ability to generates new data from a training set, and ability to
discriminate between real and fake data doing wonders in the field of AI. It is the fundamental truth that AI is as good as information. Another milestone is Neurotechnologies; current Brain-computer Interface (BCI) technology is mainly focused on therapeutic results. We are on a right path in which it will be possible to decode people’s minds waves and decode their intentions and decisions. It will be possible in near future where individuals could communicate with others simply by thinking. Enhancement of these technologies to Robotics will solve a greater objective.

Key takeaways

  • How is Brain-computer Interface (BCI) technology transforming the era today?
  • What are the new technologies that are coming up in the field of AI?

LEVERAGING DIGITAL TWIN TO MEET CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS – 8th Feb, 14:50 – 15:20, Hall: Sarabhai

By Srivatsan Padmanabhan, VP, Accenture Technology (Speaker Profile)

Srivatsan Padmanaban at IEW @018
Srivatsan Padmanabhan, VP, Accenture Technology

Digital technologies are redefining business models & impacting customer expectations on an unprecedented scale. One such technology is the Digital twin, defined as the result of leveraging a range of digital capabilities to create a digital shadow of the as-used product / Platform in an integrated and collaborative environment throughout the entire lifecycle of a product/platform. The Digital Twin uses data to the model, predict, and provide feedback on the behavior and performance of a product from Design through in-service thereby helping organizations optimize revenue, growth & efficiency. This concept of ‘closing the loop design’ will bring about changes in how products are designed, developed and used. Though Digital Twin has become popular with the advent of IoT and connected Products, there’s more to it than sensors and data.

Key takeaways

  • What are the components required to be in place for making a Digital Twin effective in realizing business outcome?
  • What is the future of Digital Twin and how organizations can use it to Innovate?
  • What are the Industry use cases of Digital Twin?

 INTRODUCING MITSY 2.0 – 8th Feb, 15:30 – 16:00, Hall: Sarabhai

By Arzan Amaria, Sr. Solutions Architect, CloudThat (Speaker Profile)

Arzan Amaria, Solutions Architect, CloudThat
Arzan Amaria, Sr. Solutions Architect, CloudThat

We are coming back to the IoT show 2018 this year with a bigger bang as compared to last year as we are introducing MITCSY 2.0. MITCSY is a healthcare robot which is under development. It is in stage 2 prototyping. We expect to launch this as a state of the art full fledge product by the end of 2020.  MITCSY is a superb example of cloud robotics and IoT engineering. We have created MITCSY using cognitive and operational intelligence. It will feature natural language capabilities to understand human language as it is spoken. It would be able to capture the facial features of a person, ask and store information, diagnose the patient’s condition, and read medical reports. MITCSY will have the capabilities of enabling medical personnel to query and retrieve information about patients. The main aim of creating MITCSY is to decrease the cognitive workload of doctors and medical experts and at the same time provide special operational assistance based on Artificial Intelligence. The prime objective of this tech talk is to understand how we designed this marvel and the challenges we are facing towards making this product.

Key takeaways

  • The audience will learn about the functionalities of MITCSY, understand its importance and advantages.
  • The audience would gain experience of knowing about various things possible with cloud robotics.
  • The audience would also get to learn about new ways they could think of utilizing cloud robotics in their existing environments.
  • Audiences will learn how AI can be implemented in a real-time scenario.
  • Audiences will understand how cloud robotics and IoT engineering can be integrated to create a revolutionary product.

INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS: REALITY THAN HYPE – 8th Feb, 16:00 – 16:30, Hall: Sarabhai

By Gokul P Deshpande, CEO, CMOS Processors. (Speaker Profile)

Gokul P Deshpande, CEO, CMOS Processors

The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) is being preached primarily to improve Operational Efficiency. In the present-day situation, Industry can also benefit greatly by using it as a tool for finding growth in unexpected areas. In future, successful companies will use the IIoT to capture new growth through three approaches: Boost revenues by increasing production and creating new hybrid business models, Exploit Intelligent Technologies to fuel Innovation and Transform their Peopleware. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a major trend with significant implications for Industries, including manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities. Not surprisingly, the IIoT’s potential payoff is enormous. The most conservative independent estimates place spending on the IIoT worldwide at $20 billion in 2012, with spending expected to reach $500 billion by 2020. More optimistic predictions of the value created by the IIoT range as high as $15 trillion of global GDP by 2030. Operational efficiency is one of the key attractions of the IIoT, and early adopters are focused on these benefits. By introducing automation and more flexible production techniques, for instance, manufacturers could boost their productivity by as much as 30 percent. Predictive maintenance of assets is one such area of focus, saving up to 12 percent over scheduled repairs, reducing overall maintenance costs up to 30 percent and eliminating breakdowns up to 70 percent.This presentation would focus on the reliable implementation of IIoT.



TRACK: REAL – WORLD IOT SECURITY CONFERENCE (RISC)
Date: 8th Feb   Hall: Kalaam 



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE SECURITY THREATS IN IoT PARADIGM – A HYPE OR A SCARY REALITY? – 8th Feb, 8:30 – 10:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)

Panelists

Deepu Chandran, Technical Manager, LDRA Technology Pvt Ltd. (Speaker Profile)
Benoy CS, Director,Digital Transformation(ICT) PracticeFrost & Sullivan,  (Speaker Profile)
Sunil David, Regional Director ( IOT ) for AT&T India (Speaker Profile)
Tulika Pandey,   Director, Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India (Speaker Profile)
Sivakumar Natarajan is the Global Practice Head of Digital for Manufacturing and Technology Strategic Business Unit in Wipro (Speaker Profile)
Venkatesh Kumaran – Senior Director, ARM (Speaker Profile)

They say, NOW you don’t need Missiles or Nuclear Bombs to bring down an Enemy Nation… you just need a bunch of good hackers, and you can bring down even a most powerful nation on its Knees merely by hacking & shutting down the critical infrastructure of the nation.

NOW, even the Blockchains being hacked & BITCOINS being stolen.

And the IoT deployments have the most vulnerable attack surface areas. And, hence, the entire buzz about securing the IoT Deployments end to end; because “A chain is as strong as its weakest Link”.

However, the question in the minds of design engineers is – How Much or How Less Security is optimum?

The Panel Discussion shall provide a comprehensive 360-degree view of security implications in various aspects of the IoT paradigm. Attend, interact with the heterogeneous mix of design & security experts and go back with actionable insights within your own area of interest within the heterogeneous IoT Ecosystem.


DEMYSTIFYING THE DARK-SIDE OF IoT – A JOURNEY THROUGH SECURITY & PRIVACY CHALLENGES – 8th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Kalam 

By Abhinav Biswas, Technology Evangelist, National Cyber Defence Research Centre (Speaker Profile)

Abhinav Biswas at Iew 2018
Abhinav Biswas, Tech Evangelist, National Cyber Defence Research

This talk will sensitize the audience about the paradigm shift that is required for securing IOT Businesses where Proprietary protocols, indigenous hardware & air-gapped networks are not just enough in the era of Industry 4.0. The talk would brief about ways to secure yourselves from the Exploitable Smart devices, bitter truths about the Ransomware and Denial of Service (DOS) attacks. Abhinav will also talk about spam-bot and the IOT Security Challenges: Resource Constraints, STRIDE Threat vectors, and the Security development cycle and the requirements essential in each stage.

Key takeaways:

  • Demystifying IOT Infrastructure fundamentals & Learning how every electronic device is
    getting Smarter. Advance the state of knowledge in the field of IOT Security & Privacy Challenges.
  • Understanding why Security cannot be an afterthought while building IOT Products &
    Services.
  • In-depth analysis of the risks involved with the latest state-of-the-art IOT Business Models.
  • Identifying the key elements in establishing a viable trust model for Smart IOT services.

HOW TO SECURE THE INTERNET OF THINGS USING ROOF COMPUTING AND MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION – 8th Feb, 11:50 – 12:20, Hall: Kalam

By Syam Madanapalli, Head- IoT Delivery and SME, NTT Data Services (Speaker Profile)

Syam Madanapalli
Syam Madanapalli, Head- IoT Delivery and SME, NTT

As the world becomes more and more connected, the hackers are finding more ways to steal our data, hijacking our assets and threatening our lives. This slows the adoption of IoT in critical applications that involves humans lives such healthcare, industrial as well as the other applications that involving the controlling of the physical world from the cyber-world. IoT Security & Privacy are complex because it involves the constrained devices which cannot protect themselves when placed over the Internet nor beef them up is practical. In addition, IoT is applied for solving day-to-day problems involving citizens who may not aware of security and privacy threats.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to secure IoT devices using Design thinking approach?
  • Understanding the IoT Security from the basic and how it is different from Cyber Security.
  • Learning about Existing and upcoming standards for IoT Security.
  • What skills an organization needs to be able to build the security into IoT solutions from the day one?

HOW TO PLAN AND EXECUTE AN IoT INCIDENT RESPONSE – 8th Feb, 12:30 – 13:00, Hall: Kalam

By Avik Chowdhury, Security Analyst, Dover Corporation (Speaker Profile)

Avik Chowdhury at IEW 2018
Avik Chowdhury, Security Analyst, Dover Corporation

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain traction and more connected devices come to market, security becomes a major concern. Businesses are increasingly being breached by attackers. IoT-related attacks, which often cross the line between cyber incidents and physical threats, are complex and dynamic, making them especially challenging to respond to and resolve. Security leadership can empower their teams by developing tested and measurable incident response plans, enabling cross-organizational coordination, communication, and collaboration; and arming analysts with technologies that enable them to make accurate decisions and take action quickly. This talk will be about how to come up with a proven and repeatable incident response plan gives security teams the agility, intelligence and efficiency they need to respond to all types of cyber attacks.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the Risk landscape and how to tackle Cyberthreats and Risk landscape.
  • How to plan and execute an IoT incident response?
  • What are the post-incident activities and how to take care of them?

PRIVACY ASSIMILATION IN IT ORGANISATIONS: CARVING OUT PRIVACY FROM SECURITY – 8th Feb, 14:50 – 15:20, Hall: Aryabhatta

Prakash Attili, DC Manager, and Learning Partner – Shols; Security Track Lead, Infosys
We propose to present the framework for understanding the mechanisms of information privacy assimilation in global Information Technology (IT) organizations. Leveraged popular neo-institutional theory, developed a broad conceptual model and a detailed theory by following a multi-site multi-case study covering 18 organizations. This study treats information privacy as a distinct dimension separate from information security. Will discuss the privacy capability as a distinct construct that had a moderating effect on the influence of external forces on privacy assimilation. Similarly, cultural aspects were posited to moderate the effect of external forces of privacy assimilation. This research found privacy capability as a strong differentiator for business while robust data protection laws are evolving. Adapting the relevant scale/instrument from the literature for identified themes, empirically examined the interplay between the external forces and internal influencers following the institutional theory. Specifically, this work examined the nature and relative significance of influencing forces, and the mediating role of senior management participation. The moderating effects of privacy capability and cultural aspects had been investigated. The findings would be interesting to senior managers to identify and respond to institutional pressures by focusing on appropriate factors within the organization, especially with GDPR regulation timelines the year 2018.
Note: This research is global award-winning research from IIT Madras. It won “2017 Doctoral Student Award” and “Certificate of Excellence” at an “A*”, h-index conference International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) – 2017.


ANYTHING & EVERYTHING ABOUT SECURE IoT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE  – 8th Feb, 15:30 – 16:00, Hall: Kalam

By Jitendra Kumar, IoT Security Researcher, Sumeru (Speaker Profile)

Jitendra kumar at IEW 2018
Jitendra Kumar, IoT Security Researcher, Sumeru

Security has always been considered as an after- the thought which has resulted in many a time in critical security flaws being discovered in a production environment by hackers. This increases the complexity which directly impacts the cost of product, resources and time consumed. The talk will more focus on the importance of Secure IoT PDLC and how this approach can help to identify security issues at the early stage, implementation (setup) and integrated into present working IoT environment. This talk will cover standards, and guidelines used to make a hack-resilient product where you can provide consumers a hack free product experience.

Key takeaways:

• How to develop a Hack resilient product.
• How to handle a Security risk on each key component of IoT.
• Learn an efficient approach to solve major security issues before product deployment.
• Learn more about the various IoT security risk solutions.
• How to develop a product by following all the Security Standards and Guidelines.


EVER INCREASING ATTACK SURFACES OF IoT – 8th Feb, 16:00 – 16:30, Hall: Kalam

By Chetan Kumar, Co-Founder, AiKaan (Speaker Profile)

Chetan Kumar, Co-Founder, AiKaan
Chetan Kumar, Co-Founder, AiKaan

We have been hearing the growth rate of IOT, how IOT is going to reduce the Op-Ex, how IOT is going to enhance the quality of life. However, ever wondered how the explosion of IoT devices and networks open up new threats? With more powerful computing devices getting online, hackers get bigger attack points or attack surface in the network and systems. In this talk, we discuss few of these attack surfaces, which gets enhanced in IOT. We also discuss few recent attacks on IOT networks, many attacks show, how lax in basic security rules lead major catastrophe in the production environment. We also discuss best practices to reduce the attack surface in IOT networks.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding what is an attack surface.
  • How does attack surface landscape changes with IOT?
  • How do IOT networks increase attack surface?
  • Few recent attacks via IOT networks.
  • Best practices to reduce the attack surface.


TRACK: PROFIT FROM IoT: CUSTOMERS OF INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING SECTOR AND RETAIL
Date: 9th Feb   Hall: Aryabhatta



PANEL DISCUSSION ON EMPOWERING THE ESDM AND IoT ECOSYSTEM TO MONETIZE 9th Feb 8:30 – 10:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Empowering ESDM and IoT ecosystem to monotize

Panelists

PVG Menon, President & CEO – VANN Consulting Pvt Ltd. (Speaker Profile)
Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Amarjeet Kumar,  CTO & Managing Director – Procubed Inc. (Speaker Profile)
Satya Gupta,  CEO, SenZopt (Speaker Profile)
Anuj Ashokan,  Manager – IP Core and VAS Planning, Network Planning, Tata Teleservices Limited (Speaker Profile)
Sukanto Aich, Senior Director, Philips Lighting India (Speaker Profile)

All predictions are unanimous in INDIAN Economy growing the Fastest in 2018. Shall our ESDM Ecosystem also be part of this growth story?

However, Indian Startups, Innovators, & even Serial Entrepreneurs are struggling to get a foothold in the Global Technology & Business Arena.

And, this is in spite of all the Hype n Buzz about the IoT, Startups, Make In India, Electronics India, Skill India, Innovate In India, Stand up India… We are witnessing sluggishness and plenty of challenges at the ground level of these initiatives & ecosystems.

The panel discussion shall discuss along with known challenges, the chromosomes of Structured & Comprehensive Innovation encompassing Design in India – Evolving Entrepreneurs and Startups, Capacity Building & Skill Development, Creating Excellence IN Innovation, Patents & IPRs, Monetizing Patents.

The distinguished Panelists shall provide some unique actionable insights to rise above these issues and stride forward to global leadership positions in the chosen domains.


KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION ON SOLVING THE IoT STANDARDS GAP – 9th Feb, 10:30 – 11:10, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Divyanshu Verma, Sr Manager, Intel RnD Bangalore (Speaker Profile)

Panelists:

Senthil Nathan C, GM & Head, IoT, Analytics, Intelligence, Samsung R&D, (Speaker Profile)
Uma Seetharaman, Technical and Business leader in mobile connectivity and IOT, (Speaker Profile)
Deepak Sharma, Director, Gateway Software, Connected Home Division at Intel Corporation. (Speaker Profile)

Ramakrishna Rama, Director, Software Engineering at Dell, (Speaker Profile)

IoT is a am amazing opportunity towards creation of intelligent, and connect machines that will lead to smart planet. While IoT has popped up as a Trillion dollar opportunity, but like every big opportunity it comes with challenges.
One of the biggest challenge is “Absence of standards”, which in way has created a fractured ecosystem, with huge issues around interoperability, innovation and in providing better choices to customer.
This panel discussion with help audience/practitioners to get perspective from industry leaders to develop insight on way forward.


INDUSTRIAL IoT-CUSTOMER’S VIEWPOINT: BRIDGING IIoT’s POTENTIAL AND PROFITABLE RESULTS 9th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Avinash Sosale, Director, Stanzen Engineering (Speaker Profile)

Avinash Sosale a IEW 2018
Avinash Sosale, Director, Stanzen Engineering

This talk would cover the challenges and key solutions while implementing an IoT product. It will cover the main decision points from platform selection, network protocol, sensors to vendors who all seem to have an IoT solution. It will also be about: How to filter ‘Big Data’ for the ‘Little Data’ that is actually valuable, choosing your KPIs and data streams carefully can have a positive impact on your bottom line; and how to use IoT data to simply automate your maintenance schedules, to linking spare parts ordering to higher level functions such as vibration analysis to predict failure and pre-empt machine failures and downtime losses.

Key Takeaways

  • Determine how to value an IoT implementation.
  • How to choose KPIs and data streams carefully?
  • How to predict failure and pre-empt machine failures?

PANEL: THE NEW NORMAL OF WORKPLACE – 9th Feb, 11:50 – 13:00, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Sudheshna Das, a senior editor from EFY

Panelists:

Sumeet Sharma, Senior Director – Corporate Real Estate & Services, Capgemini (Speaker Profile)
Sathish Rajendren, Chief Operating Officer, Facilities & Asset Management Services, Knight Frank (Speaker Profile)
Sukanto Aich, Sr. Director, Philips Lighting India (Speaker Profile)
Srinivas Khandavilli, Program Director-  IoT/Smart Buildings, Intel. (Speaker Profile)
Girish Babu, Country Manager – INDIA & Saarc, Siemon

This panel will discuss how Connected systems are re-defining the Future Workplace. The panel focuses on Space Optimisation and Smart Connected Lighting, where different domain experts will talk about the aspect of connected lighting and illumination.

Audience: IoT leaders, Project heads, Head of Workplace, Facility Heads, CTOs etc.

More details of the Panel discussion would be updated soon.


BLUETOOTH MESH – PUTTING THE SMART IN SMART BUILDINGS – 9th Feb, 14:00 – 14:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG (Speaker Profile)

Martin Woolley, Technical Prog. Manager., Bluetooth SIG

The Bluetooth mesh is a new Bluetooth technology, released in the summer of 2017. There’s a compelling business case for the smart building. Building regulations and in particular, energy efficiency regulations are driving the adoption of advanced technologies such as Bluetooth mesh networking in sophisticated smart building systems. Commercial lighting provides a natural grid for connectivity. Add mesh networking into the mix and retailers will have the power for in-store navigation or customized promotions. Hospitals will have the power to track patients and expensive equipment.

Key Takeaways

  • An understanding of Bluetooth mesh.
  • An appreciation of the true meaning of “smart building”.
  • An awareness of the special role, smart lighting systems can play in commercial buildings.
  • An understanding of the relationship between the three flavors of Bluetooth technology
    which are now available.

INDUSTRIAL IoT EDGE TO CLOUD CONNECTIVITY – 9th Feb, 14:50 – 15:20, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Sean Chang, Regional Sales Manager, Moxa

With factories around the world jumping onto the IT bandwagon, IT engineers are on the lookout for products and solutions that allow them to easily connect their factory’s OT systems to IT networks. Although IT engineers are generally well versed in the various IT protocols used to transmit data across a network, they are less familiar the many OT protocols used in their factories. In this presentation, we will review the key issues that IT engineers face in pursuit of this goal, and suggest products and solutions they can use to quickly get up to speed on how to convert from the various OT protocols to familiar IT protocols.

Key takeaways

  • Critical Factors for Bridging the OT/IT Gap
  • How to deploy OT Data to an OT/IT Cloud
  • How OT Data Monitoring and Analysis Enhances Operations
  • How Moxa help you deploy OT data to an OT/IT Cloud

 


HOW TO INCREASE SHOP FLOOR PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH MACHINE MONITORING – 9th Feb, 15:30 – 16:00, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Hemant Kamat, CTO, and Co-Founder, Shalaka Connected Devices  (Speaker Profile)

Hemant Kamat
Hemant Kamat, Co-founder, and CTO, Shalaka Connected Devices

Over the years, manufacturing industry has seen the proliferation of digitally controlled processing machines. The Industrial IoT (IIoT) enables the shop floor machines to not only upload process data to the common server on the Internet or the Intranet but also facilitate controlling these machines over the Internet for an integrated manufacturing paradigm that add custom manufacturing to the advantages of the digitally controlled machines. IIoT has enhanced the machine to machine (M2M) data exchange to integrate the shop floor with the digital factory. This talk discusses the factual insights into Industrial IoT, pragmatic evaluation of implementing IIoT on the shop floor with practical case studies and various technologies that are used to implement production tracking from shop floor to the market.

Key Takeaways

  • Factual insights into Industrial IoT.
  • Pragmatic Evaluation of implementing IIoT at Shop Floor.
  • Various technologies for Production tracking from Shop Floor to Market.

LEVERAGING DIGITIZATION IN BROWNFIELD MACHINES & FACTORIES FOR COST-EFFECTIVE MANUFACTURING – 9th Feb, 16:00 – 16:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

By Ninad Deshpande, Specialist – Open Technologies, B&R Industrial Automation (Speaker Profile)

Ninad Deshpande at IEW 2018
Ninad Deshpande, Specialist Open Tech, B&R

In India today, the majority of factories and plants are operational for decades. Automation is used extensively in these setups, however, to be ready with Industrial IoT, there are yet many efforts needed. The amount of cost, time and risk involved in upgrading these existing equipment, acts as a major deterrent in considering such upgrade. In addition, factory operators wish to adopt these new technologies, however, could be faced with lack clarity around possible business models and return on investment (ROI) that can be expected from adopting these disruptive digital technologies. This usually leads to a lot of costs, especially capital costs. This presentation will highlight different areas of smart manufacturing, digitization and Industrial IoT, the implementation challenges, and the possible cost-effective solutions. It will focus on the digital transformation journey to smart, connected devices with security, analytics, and cloud solutions.

Key takeaways
  • How to convert legacy systems to future-ready cost-effectively?
  • How to use the open source solutions and standards for IIoT?
  • How to build smart factories?
  • How to make use of the open standards available for Industrial IoT & Industry 4.0?


TRACK: INTEGRATE
Date: 9th Feb   Hall: Sarabhai



PANEL DISCUSSION ON EMPOWERING THE ESDM AND IoT ECOSYSTEM TO MONETIZE – 9th Feb 8:30 – 10:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Empowering ESDM and IoT ecosystem to monotize

Panelists

PVG Menon, President & CEO – VANN Consulting Pvt Ltd (Speaker Profile)
Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Amarjeet Kumar,  CTO & Managing Director – Procubed Inc. (Speaker Profile)
Satya Gupta,  CEO, SenZopt (Speaker Profile)
Anuj Ashokan,  Manager – IP Core and VAS Planning, Network Planning, Tata Teleservices Limited (Speaker Profile)

Sukanto Aich, Senior Director, Philips Lighting India (Speaker Profile)

All predictions are unanimous in Indian Economy growing the fastest in 2018. Shall our ESDM Ecosystem also be part of this growth story?

However, Indian Startups, Innovators, & even Serial Entrepreneurs are struggling to get a foothold in the Global Technology & Business Arena.

And, this is in spite of all the Hype n Buzz about the IoT, Startups, Make In India, Electronics India, Skill India, Innovate In India, Stand up India… We are witnessing sluggishness and plenty of challenges at the ground level of these initiatives & ecosystems.

The panel discussion shall discuss along with known challenges, the chromosomes of Structured & Comprehensive Innovation encompassing Design in India – Evolving Entrepreneurs and Startups, Capacity Building & Skill Development, Creating Excellence IN Innovation, Patents & IPRs, Monetizing Patents.

The distinguished panelists shall provide some unique actionable insights to rise above these issues and stride forward to global leadership positions in the chosen domains.


GETTING BEYOND THE PILOT: SCALING IoT PROJECTS – 9th Feb, 11:10 – 11:40, Hall: Sarabhai

By Sriram Haridass, Business Development Director, Infiswift. (Speaker Profile)

By Sriram Haridass, Business Development Director, Infiswift
By Sriram Haridass, Business Development Director, Infiswift

The Internet of Things has grown by leaps and bounds over the past years, and now it’s time to scale up projects to get beyond proof of concepts. In this presentation, we’ll first look at a real-world project in the solar energy industry and the technologies involved in its implementation. When the early stages of a project like this show a positive return, new challenges face the implementing team that we will explore in depth along with our perspective on best practices for building large-scale IoT solutions. Make sure you have a full understanding of what is involved in developing an IoT solution and growing it to fit your business needs.

Key takeaways

  • What an actual IoT proof of concept looks like?
  • Dive into the challenges of implementing an IoT solution.
  • Understand the challenges of scaling a solution.
  • A look at a scaled solution and the technologies involved.

NB-IoT: THE GAME CHANGER OF IoT COMMUNICATION – 9th Feb, 11:50 – 12:20, Hall: Sarabhai

By B.Vasu Dev, Director, Phytec Embedded Pvt Ltd. (Speaker Profile)

B.Vasu Dev, Director, Phytec Embedded Pvt Ltd.
B.Vasu Dev, Director, Phytec Embedded Pvt Ltd.

This talk gives a quick introduction of new Low Power WAN (NB-IoT), helps participants to understand NB-IoT Arch. A quick introduction to major communication technologies and their applications are covered. How NB-IoT plays a major role in IoT space when compared to existing wireless IoT communication technologies. The major deciding factors to deploy NB-IoT and right applications for low-cost enablement of IoT. Presenting some of the global case studies already deployed NB-IoT as the pilot run.  How to start working on IoT products and solutions using NB-IoT.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding of NB-IoT architecture.
  • What are the advantages, scope, cost & challenges?
  • What are the key aspects to remember while selecting IoT communication technology?
  • What are the major players & Hardware’s supporting early NB-IoT product design?

PRODUCT DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR CONNECTED CARS USING OPENSOURCE – 9th Feb, 12:30 – 13:00, Hall: Sarabhai

By Karthikeyan Prakash, Project Engineer – IoT, Techolution (Speaker Profile)

Karthik at IEW 2018
Karthikeyan Prakash, Project Engineer – IoT, Techolution

This talk would start with the discussion about the basic architecture of connected car, telematics Vs autonomous driving, systems under software control. The speaker would then discuss the challenges in developing connected car solution and system perspective, telematics, in-vehicle infotainment system, sensor networks and technical challenges. The standards and specifications with be discussed with the standard OS vs web application, testing & certification, Building a connected car with opensource tech, OS – GENIVI, AGL & OCF, automotive and web at W3C (Vehicle Data and Vehicle Information APIs), IVI Vs autonomous driving. There will be a demo video which shows the opensource implementations of IVI.

Key Takeaways

  • What is the standards and specifications for Opensource connected car?
  • What are the product development strategies for telematics & IVI?
  • How to plan PoC and MVP for startups?

PANEL: OIL vs HYDROGEN FUEL CELL vs ELECTRIC DRIVES – 9th Feb, 14:50 – 16:30, Hall: Sarabhai

Moderated by Deepak Hebbur, Co-founder, Skillfinity Technologies (Speaker Profile)

Panellists: Raghavendra CD, Program Manager, Robert Bosch (Speaker Profile)

 Nisarg RN, India Representative, RA Consulting, Co-founder, Skillfinity Technologies.(Speaker Profile)

Dr. Philipp Klein, Deputy General Manager, Daimler Cars: eDrive&Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI) (Speaker Profile)

Deepak Hebbur at IEW 2018
Deepak Hebbur, Founder, Skillfinity

There are many reasons why the love of fossil fuels is fading away. Depleting resources, politics, war, rising prices are some of the reasons. The most important reason is pollution.
Many alternative fuels have been proposed over the years, but hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive are the closest to the performance of fossil fuels.

Electric drives have their own challenges. The battery technology is still not up to the mark. Charging the battery, the life and cost of the battery are still a challenge. The infrastructure for charging is also a challenge. Above all this, the source of generation of electricity is itself a huge challenge.

Hydrogen, though is abundantly available in our atmosphere, extraction from different sources is a complex task. The fuel cells which generate electricity using hydrogen as fuel, need to be more efficient. The cost of the fuel cells and the value we receive in return needs to be proved.

With all these challenges, will the modern world overcome the dependency on fossil fuels for transportation?

Find out by attending the panel discussion by 5 experts from the best automotive companies – “Fossil fuel vs hydrogen fuel cell vs electric drives”.


ROLE OF STANDARDS IN IoT APPLICATION & INTEGRATION
9th Feb, 16:00 – 16:30, Hall: Sarabhai

By Dr. Lakshmi YVS, Group Leader IPR, Marketing & Knowledge Management group, C-DOT Centre for Development of Telematics (Speaker Profile)

YVS Laksmi at EFY Conferences
Dr. Lakshmi YVS, Group Leader IPR, Marketing & Knowledge Management group, C-DOT Centre for Development of Telematics

This talk would cover the introduction to IoT standardization, Patents and Standards, Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and assessing the IP landscape of IoT and role of standards in integration and interoperability.

Dr. YVS Lakshmi received M.Sc.Engg. and Ph.D. from ECE Dept, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has completed basic course on IPR conducted by WIPO and P.G. Diploma in IPR Law from NLSIU, Bangalore. She has gained more than twenty years’ experience in the Telecom Industry in Quality, Reliability, Failure Analysis, Corporate Functions, IPR, Training & Teaching, and technology marketing. She is currently Group Leader IPR, Marketing & Knowledge Management group (Bangalore) at C-DOT, Bangalore. Prior to CDOT worked at ITI Ltd. Bangalore. She has published and presented more than 100 papers in National and International Journals of repute and at various conferences. She also provides research guidance for postgraduate and Ph.D. students, of IISc, NITs and other universities.She has patented ‘Current controlled variable resistor through superconductors’.

Key Takeaways

  • IoT Patents and Standards.
  • Standard Essential Patents (SEPs).
  • Assessing the IP landscape of IoT and interoperability.


ELCINA
9th Feb, Hall: Kalam, 10:00 A.M to 13:00



SEMINAR – EMERGING TRENDS & TECHNOLOGIES IN COMPONENTS

  • Technologies for Green Components & E-Waste Management – Dr. Sandip Chatterjee,
    Director, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt of India (Speaker Profile)

SEMICONDUCTORS AND ACTIVE COMPONENTS

  • Development & Applications of New Sensor Technologies – Dr. Vijay Mishra, CTO-CeNSE,
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc) (Speaker Profile)
  • Designing Semiconductors for emerging sectors such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence and
    Electric Vehicles – Mr. Hari Krishna Purvankara, CEO, BlackPepper Technologies Private
    Limited (Speaker Profile)

PASSIVE COMPONENTS & PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

  • Improving functionality and reliability of passive components (Capacitors) – Mr. Anil Bali,
    CEO, Deki Electronics Ltd (Speaker Profile)
  • Printed Circuit Boards – Mr. Amulya Kumar Mohapatra, Member Tech – IPCA & HoD-
    Production, AT&S India (Speaker Profile)


KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSIONS



PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: THE NEW NORMAL (7th Feb, 8:30- 10:10) 

 Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Distruptive Technologies

Panelists:

Rahul Tongia, Scholar, Researcher and a Fellow at Brookings India (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Neelesh Mantri, General Manager – Innovations, SB Energy (SoftBank Group) (Speaker Profile)
Amith Singhee, Senior Technical Manager, IBM Research (Speaker Profile)
Snigdha Singh, Executive Director – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley (Speaker Profile)
Martin Woolley,  Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG (Speaker Profile)

Disruptive technology is the bearer of tremendous opportunity and equally, a harbinger of obsolescence.
Technology’s impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. Though product cycle times are accelerating, the underlying technologies unfold over many years. Within each trend, there are multiple enabling technologies, all at various stages of maturity and adoption.

“PeaceMaker”, the ironically named advanced nuclear missile that emerged from the US’ arsenal during the cold war, with the ability to carry 10 independent payloads each of which was 20 times more powerful than the first nuke dropped on Hiroshima, changed the future of warfare forever. This incident indeed created the worst carnage known to mankind and made every weapon used until then obsolete. It changed the fundamental principles of warfare and is to date deterring humanity plunging headfast into another World War.

Today management of large organizations face the same challenge that Roosevelt did during the Cold War, will your organization today approve a radical idea, allocate funds and be the early adopter amidst a crisis?  Or stay stuck in the labyrinth of your legacy n perish?
As Prof.Clayton M. Christensen the scholar who introduced the Disruptive Innovation theory says:

“Disruption is a process, NOT an event. And Innovation can only be disruptive relative to something else.”

Are you going to be an Innovator, Early Adopter or a Laggard?

The Panelists from diverse Disruptive Technology domains would be discussing how in the present – day context every organization needs to innovate – disrupt & evolve to stay in business.


PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE SECURITY THREATS IN IoT PARADIGM – A HYPE OR A SCARY REALITY? (8th Feb, 8:30 – 10:30)

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)

Panelists

Deepu Chandran, Technical Manager, LDRA Technology Pvt Ltd. (Speaker Profile)
Benoy CS, Director,Digital Transformation(ICT) PracticeFrost & Sullivan,  (Speaker Profile)
Sunil David, Regional Director ( IOT ) for AT&T India (Speaker Profile)
Tulika Pandey,   Director, Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India (Speaker Profile)
Sivakumar Natarajan is the Global Practice Head of Digital for Manufacturing and Technology Strategic Business Unit in Wipro (Speaker Profile)
Venkatesh Kumaran – Senior Director, ARM (Speaker Profile)

They say, NOW you don’t need Missiles or Nuclear Bombs to bring down an Enemy Nation… you just need a bunch of good hackers, and you can bring down even a most powerful nation on its Knees merely by hacking & shutting down the critical infrastructure of the nation.

NOW, even the Blockchains being hacked & BITCOINS being stolen.

And the IoT deployments have the most vulnerable attack surface areas. And, hence, the entire buzz about securing the IoT Deployments end to end; because “A chain is as strong as its weakest Link”.

However, the question in the minds of design engineers is – How Much or How Less Security is optimum?

The Panel Discussion shall provide a comprehensive 360-degree view of security implications in various aspects of the IoT paradigm. Attend, interact with the heterogeneous mix of design & security experts and go back with actionable insights within your own area of interest within the heterogeneous IoT Ecosystem.


PANEL DISCUSSION ON EMPOWERING THE ESDM AND IoT ECOSYSTEM TO MONETIZE 9th Feb 8:30 – 10:30, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd; Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards. (Speaker Profile)Panel on Empowering ESDM and IoT ecosystem to monotize

Panelists

PVG Menon, President & CEO – VANN Consulting Pvt Ltd (Speaker Profile)
Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics (Speaker Profile)
Satish Jamadagni,  Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio. (Speaker Profile)
Amarjeet Kumar,  CTO & Managing Director – Procubed Inc. (Speaker Profile)
Satya Gupta,  CEO, SenZopt (Speaker Profile)
Anuj Ashokan,  Manager – IP Core and VAS Planning, Network Planning, Tata Teleservices Limited (Speaker Profile)
Sukanto Aich, Senior Director, Philips Lighting India (Speaker Profile)

All predictions are unanimous in INDIAN Economy growing the Fastest in 2018. Shall our ESDM Ecosystem also be part of this growth story?

However, Indian Startups, Innovators, & even Serial Entrepreneurs are struggling to get a foothold in the Global Technology & Business Arena.

And, this is in spite of all the Hype n Buzz about the IoT, Startups, Make In India, Electronics India, Skill India, Innovate In India, Stand up India… We are witnessing sluggishness and plenty of challenges at the ground level of these initiatives & ecosystems.

The panel discussion shall discuss along with known challenges, the chromosomes of Structured & Comprehensive Innovation encompassing Design in India – Evolving Entrepreneurs and Startups, Capacity Building & Skill Development, Creating Excellence IN Innovation, Patents & IPRs, Monetizing Patents.

The distinguished Panelists shall provide some unique actionable insights to rise above these issues and stride forward to global leadership positions in the chosen domains.



PANEL DISCUSSIONS



PANEL: OIL vs HYDROGEN FUEL CELL vs ELECTRIC DRIVES – 9th Feb, 14:50 – 16:30, Hall: Sarabhai

Moderated by Deepak Hebbur, Co-founder, Skillfinity Technologies (Speaker Profile)

Panellists: Raghavendra CD, Program Manager, Robert Bosch (Speaker Profile)

 Nisarg RN, India Representative, RA Consulting, Co-founder, Skillfinity Technologies.(Speaker Profile)

Dr. Philipp Klein, Deputy General Manager, Daimler Cars: eDrive&Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI) (Speaker Profile)

Deepak Hebbur at IEW 2018
Deepak Hebbur, Founder, Skillfinity

There are many reasons why the love of fossil fuels is fading away. Depleting resources, politics, war, rising prices are some of the reasons. The most important reason is pollution.
Many alternative fuels have been proposed over the years, but hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive are the closest to the performance of fossil fuels.

Electric drives have their own challenges. The battery technology is still not up to the mark. Charging the battery, the life and cost of the battery are still a challenge. The infrastructure for charging is also a challenge. Above all this, the source of generation of electricity is itself a huge challenge.

Hydrogen, though is abundantly available in our atmosphere, extraction from different sources is a complex task. The fuel cells which generate electricity using hydrogen as fuel, need to be more efficient. The cost of the fuel cells and the value we receive in return needs to be proved.

With all these challenges, will the modern world overcome the dependency on fossil fuels for transportation?

Find out by attending the panel discussion by 5 experts from the best automotive companies – “Fossil fuel vs hydrogen fuel cell vs electric drives”.


Moderated by Biju K Nair, Advocate  (Speaker Profile)

Biju K Nair, Advocate

Rapid developments in technology along with the convergence of the internet and service providers have created potential legal challenges and issues being encountered on a daily basis. A world where everything can be connected via a sensor and connectivity to enable that ‘Thing’ to participate in the larger ‘network ecosystem’ where machines can virtually talk to each other poses numerous legal implications.

  • Healthcare and Medical Segment
  • Smart City.
  • Home Solutions.
  • Automotive Industry.

Internet of things has also created legal challenges which are market specific. The legal issues and concerns are different. Legal issues and concerns with respect to different Market Segment Challenges will be discussed in this panel.


PANEL: IoT IN MARKETING – 8th Feb, 14:00 – 14:40, Hall: Aryabhatta

Moderated by Sandy Mallick, Marketing head – Emerging geographies and India, PTC(Speaker Profile

Panellists: Sachin Kelkar, Head – APJ Developer & Partner Program, Intel Software & Services Group. (Speaker Profile)
Dr. Kaustubh Nande, Marketing Head- India, ANSYS (Speaker Profile)

Suchita Vishnoi, Director, Marketing, Salesforce India (Speaker Profile)

This panel would contain top marketing leaders of the tech industry and would discuss the impact of IoT in the field of marketing.

More details of the Panel discussion would be updated soon.


PANEL: THE NEW NORMAL OF WORKPLACE – 9th Feb, 11:50 – 13:00, Hall: Aryabhatta

This panel will discuss how Connected systems are re-defining the Future Workplace. The panel focuses on Space Optimisation and Smart Connected Lighting, where different domain experts will talk about the aspect of connected lighting and illumination.

Audience: IoT leaders, Project heads, Head of Workplace, Facility Heads, CTOs etc.

More details of the Panel discussion would be updated soon.