TRACKS

Agriculture

The agriculture track focused on how IoT technologies and mobility solutions can solve challenges related to insufficient and inefficient distribution, processing and infrastructure required agri-produce. Discussion on precision farming, smart greenhouses and agriculture drones enabled the different stakeholders to get insights on how to reduce wastage from agri-produce.

Track Structure:

Use Case: Farm Equipment As-a-Service by Aeris Communications

Speaker: Ranjeet Koul, Vice President and Country Manager APAC & MEA, Aeris Communications

Live Problem Solving: A business case exploring IoT based solution to reduce the agriculture produce wastage due to inefficiency- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Dr K K Narayanan, Managing Director, Metahelix Life Sciences
  • Subhadeep Sanyal, Principal, Omnivore VC
  • Vivek Pandey, CTO, Ecozen tech
  • Thomas Schramm, VP, Unlimit – A Reliance Group Company
  • Kaushik Roy, Lead Execution – Global Operation, Maersk GSC – Damco Operation

Defence

The Defence track enabled discussions on how Defence and Military establishments can allow commercial entities play a part in their technical roadmap. Experts from Ministry of Defence, User Agencies, DRDO, DPSU, private industries and certification bodies had a focused conversation on challenges and issues such as confidentiality and privacy of data that prevent private, commercial establishment get a slice into the defence ecosystem.

Track Structure:

Live Problem Solving:A business case exploring challenges in implementing IoT in Defence segment- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Dr Ajit Kalghatgi, Ex-Director R&D, BEL (Bharat Electronics Ltd)
  • Lt Gen Dr S P Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council (Retd SOin C, Indian Army)
  • Dr Subrata Rakshit, Associate Director, CAIR, DRDO
  • Prof P Seshu, Director, IIT Dharwad
  • Lt Col Ashutosh Verma (Retd), Analytic Manager, Wells Fargo

Future Tech Spotlight: AI for national security by Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Founder & CEO, Myelin Foundry

Digital Communications

The digital communications track gave you a sneak peek into the current scenario and the future of IoT connectivity from the key players in the market. It also covered areas of network availability and service guarantee which will help you decide the network and service most suited for your application. Topics covered included 2G up to 5G, low bandwidth solutions from LoRa up to NBIoT requirements for devices and backend systems and security strategies.

Track Structure:

Use Case: Connected Car by MG Motors & Unlimit

Speaker: Manish Patel, CIO, MG Motor

Live Problem Solving: A business case exploring IoT solutions for connectivity challenges for the INTERNET Car

Speakers:

  • Juergen Hase, CEO, Unlimit – A Reliance Group Company
  • Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
  • Manoj Misra, Senior Public Policy Director, GSMA India
  • Ramesh Kajrolkar, Director, MEA, Tom Tom India
  • Manish Patel, CIO, MG Motor
  • Nitin Nair, Head, Nissan India
  • Santhosh Vasanthkumar, Senior General Manager – Mobility Solutions, Mahindra Electric
  • Sameer Mahapatra, Country Sales Head – India & SAARC, Aeris Communications
  • Nikit Pandey, Principal Product Manager – IoT, Airtel Business

Future Tech Spotlight: IoT- Prediction, Interaction and Cognition by Dr Aloknath De, Corporate VP & CTO, Samsung R&D Institute India

Energy

The energy track focused on how one can deliver interoperable, end-to-end solutions to solve challenges related to remote monitoring of tower assets and losses arising during power transmission. Smart solutions such as smart meters, smart grids and Micro Energy Management System (MEMS) that enable predictive management of tower assets for reliable power supply among others were also discussed.

Track Structure:

Live Problem Solving: A business case exploring IoT solutions for Transmission Tower Monitoring- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Prakash Chandraker, Country Business Unit Head, MV & Systems, Siemens
  • Ganesh Suryanarayanan, Co-Founder & CTO, Myelin Foundry
  • Kailash Rathore, Chief GM, Power Grid India
  • Arjun P Gupta, Founder & CEO, Smart Joules
  • Anil Kadam, GM, Schneider Electric
  • Rajarshi Banerjee, Head – Customer Experience, Innovation & Collaborative Operations ABB Ability Innovation Center, Bangalore
  • Dr Nitin Agarwal, Chief Technology Office, Xalt Analytics

Future Tech Spotlight:

Leveraging IoT infrastructure using AR, VR and MR by Sandip Chatre, Head, Innovation and Digitalisation- Energy Management, Siemens

Healthcare

The Healthcare track focused on creating a comprehensive solution binding technology, policy, service, clinical, regulatory, insurance and government through Internet of Things applications. Topics like decentralization of care, preventive medication and wellness, alert mechanism, remote accessibility for healthcare providers, hospital management using IoT technology were discussed at the event.

Track Structure:

Use Case: IoT in Healthcare by Neurosynaptic

Speaker: Rajeev Kumar, Director, Neurosynaptic

Live Problem Solving:

A business case exploring IoT based solutions to provide primary care to remote locations- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Ajit Ashok Shenvi, Director, Marketing Solutions, Big Data & Analytics, Philips Innovation Campus
  • Madhavi Kanumoory, CIO, HCG Hospital
  • Dr Anoop Amarnath, Chief of Clinical Services, Manipal Hospital
  • Dr Sudhakar Varanasi, Healthcare Consultant
  • Dr Vikram Venkateswaran, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte India
  • Sanjay Jain, Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund
  • Venukrishnan Unnikrishnan, Managing Director & CEO, Ostrich Mobility Instruments Pvt Ltd

 Future Tech Spotlight: Future of Japanese Healthcare by Dr Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Attending Physician- Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Hospital, Japan

Manufacturing

The manufacturing track discussed the latest developments in the field of manufacturing automation and the challenges associated with it. It also provided insights on how you can build India specific use cases in partnership with the industry and demonstrating IoT capabilities for smart and efficient manufacturing. Technologies such as Industrial IoT, Hyper Aware systems, IoT Platform enabling IT/OT Confluence, Data Analytics are some of the technologies were discussed.

Track Structure:

Use Case: The assurance of worker safety with IoT by Tata Communications

Speaker: Lalit Mishra, Head- Strategic Engagements, India IoT, Tata Communications Ltd

Live Problem Solving:A business case exploring IoT to turn production and assets data into actionable insights- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Lux Rao, Solutions, Director & Leader – Solutions, NTT India
  • Sanjeev Gupta, VP Engineering services, Capgemini
  • Dr Purnendu Sinha, Technology Leader – IoT & Analytics, TATA Group Technology & Innovation Office (GTIO)
  • Chethan Seegehalli, Head, Digitalization and Technology Solutions, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Pradeep Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Unlimit – A Reliance Group Company
  • Ramkrishna Patra, VP, Nokia
  • Kush Mishra, CTO, SenRa

Retail

The retail track delved into how IoT is disrupting the brick and mortar retail as well as its online avatar e-commerce. As retail gets increasingly more digital by the day through omni-channel accessibility, conversations focused on what kind of work is currently happening in this space and what to expect in the next 3-5 years.

Track Structure:

Use Case: Phygital retail by QuicSolv Technologies

Speaker: Riyaz Lakhani, Founder, QuicSolv Technologies

Live Problem Solving:A business case exploring IoT solutions and implementations to enhance customer experience in offline Retail- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Bishwanath Ganguly, Senior Vice President & Head- International Brands, Bata India Limited
  • Shiv Subramaniam, Mentor for Change
  • Riyaz Lakhani, Founder, QuicSolv Technologies

Future Tech Spotlight: Complex coupling in consumer IoT systems by Prof David De Roure, Professor, eResearch, University of Oxford

Skills & Development

Higher education system in India not geared up to manage the deluge of work change that technology such as IoT continues to bring in board rooms and drawing rooms alike. With help of new-formed think tank Future of work, discussions focused on how to get people skilled in the upcoming technologies and how do educational institutes and organisations get ready for the Future of Work.

Speakers:

  • Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head & Director, IET India
  • Amit Goyal, Head India & SE Asia Lead, Edx
  • Manish Bahl, Associate Vice President, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant
  • Mandeep Maitra, Leadership & Transformation Coach
  • Senthil kumar, Director, SRM University

Smart Cities

The smart cities track brought to forefront, an integrated approach for management of smart cities operations, enable easy launch of services, facilitate interconnectivity of applications/systems and automated actions. Regulatory frameworks, interoperability standards, unified control and legislation formed the conversations with key stakeholders including citizens.

Track Structure:

Use Case:Building a Smart City by SemTech

Use Case: Smart parking enforcement by SenRa

Speaker: Muralidhar Thandavamurthy, Director, Semtech

Speaker: Ali Hosseini, Director & Chief Executive Office, SenRa

Live Problem Solving:

A business case exploring IoT solutions to address the resource challenges in a Smart City

Speakers:

  • Dhaval Doshi, Founder & Director, Smarthome NX
  • Praveen Arora, Vice President, India IoT – Tata Communications Ltd
  • V Deneshkumar, Head of Sales Marketing, Magnetic FAAC India Pvt Ltd
  • Smita Mishra, Founder, Fandoro
  • Anand BR, Co-Founder & CSO, Ecoprosus India Private Limited
  • John Eda, Founder & CEO, Jochebed Tech Solutions, FloeIoT Tech Solutions

Future Tech Spotlight:

Exploring the messy areas between people and technology by Prof Dave Murray Rust, Lecturer- Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK

Standards & Regulatory

The Standards track focused on discussion on the convergence of IoT related technologies, challenges faced by the industry and the process of implementing standardised M2M/IOT platform and wireless technologies. Further, the panel reviewed and discussed on how to avoid duplication efforts of multiple SDOs such as 3GPP, oneM2M, ITU-T, ISO/IEC/JTC1, ETSI, IEEE etc. in implementation of M2M/IoT in development of smart cities in India.

Track Structure:

Live Problem Solving: A business case exploring challenges related to Standardisation and Regulatory policies- LIVE

Speakers:

  • Dinesh Chand Sharma, Director, Standards Public Policy, EU Project SESEI
  • Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, CDOT
  • Margot Dor, Director Strategy, ETSI
  • Sheahan Verghese, Founder & MD, TLA
  • Amit Rao, VP – Strategy & Business Dev, Asia Pacific, Trusted Objects
  • Sachin Gaur, Local Coordinator, India EU ICT Standards Collaboration Project
  • Shri Jitender Kumar, Scientist-D, Electronics & IT, BIS
  • Sriganesh Rao, Managing Director, Calligo Technologies
  • Kanwarjit Singh Tejas, VP Technology, Tejas Networks

CONFERENCE TRACKS

Smart Cities

Healthcare

Energy

Agriculture

Retail

Manufacturing

Digital Communications

Skills & Development

Defence

Standards & Regulatory