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Program - India Smart Automotive Forum 2015

Program Schedule

India Smart Automotive Forum 2015

27 November 2015 I Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi, India

(Note: The program is subject to change, and will be regularly updated on the forum’s website)






Friday, 27 November 2015


08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Registration and Networking Tea/Coffee



09:00 AM – 09:05 AM

Welcome Note


09:05 AM – 09:20 AM

Plenary –Smart Automotive - Vision to Reality – How far, how near?


Shri. A.K. Mittal, Senior Deputy Director General & Head, Telecommunications Engineering Centre, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India



09:20 AM – 09:35 AM

Keynote Speech 1 – The Smart Automotive Eco System ‘REAL SCENARIO’ 


Prof. Dr. Vinay Maitri, Professor of Programming, Head, Centre for Analysis and System Studies, GIS and Remote Sensing,School of Planning & Architecture, (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)



09:35 AM – 09:50 AM

Keynote Speech 2 –The Stakeholders – Roles and Responsibilities


Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Director - Automotive & MCU Business Group, India Design Centre,Freescale Semiconductor India



09:50 AM – 10:35 AM


Industry Presentations–Session I

Connected Vehicles – How Ready are We?



09:50 AM – 10:05 AM

Industry Presentation 1


Mr. Aditya Jaiswal, Portfolio Manager M2M, Vodafone India Limited


10:05 AM – 10:20 AM

Industry Presentation 2


Mr. Manish Kumar, Head – IT, DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd)


10:20 AM – 10:35 AM

Industry Presentation 3


Mr. Sudeep Narayan, PR & Digital Director, Volvo Auto India Private Limited



  10:35 AM – 11:05 PM

 Networking Tea/Coffee



11:05 AM – 12:05 AM

 Panel Discussion 1

 Smart Automotive

  • Policies

  • Standards


SESSION CHAIRMr. Sushil Kumar, DDG (Services &Development),Telecommunication Engineering Center, DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India




Mr. Anuj Ashokan, Chair M2M WG – TSDSI, Subject Matter Expert M2M - Tata Teleservices Ltd



Mr. Dinesh Chand Sharma, Director – Standardization, Policy and Regulation, Seconded European Standardization Expert in India (SESEI)



Ms. Reena Malhotra, Director (Networks and Technologies), DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India



Mr. Alekhya Datta, Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)



Shri. Amit Bhardwaj, Senior Research Officer (Transport),  National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) NITI Aayog, Government of India



Mr. B.M. Baveja, Sr. Director & Group Coordinator, R&D in IT and CC&BT, Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Comm. & IT, Govt. of India



  • No Power Point presentation in the Panel Discussions

  • Time allotted per panelist is 5 minutes


12:05 PM – 12:50 PM


Industry Presentations – Session II

Capitalizing the Smart Automotive World - Technology Adoptions and Business Models 



12:05 PM – 12:20 PM

Industry Presentation 1


Mr. Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Co – Founder, Gaia Smart Cities


12:20 PM – 12:35 PM

Industry Presentation 2


Mr. Chintan Oza, PMO Evangelist, Telecom Program & Strategy in Govt, Defense & Pvt Sectors, Sr Principal, Tata Communications


12:35 PM – 12:50 PM

Industry Presentation 3


Commodore SK. Sawhney, IN, President & CEO, Dolphin RFID Pvt. Ltd.



12:50 PM – 01:35 PM


 Industry Presentations – Session III


 Monetizing the Mobility Ecosystem 


12:50 PM – 01:05 PM

Industry Presentation 1


Mr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma, Principal Consultant, Tech-Mahindra, India


01:05 PM – 01:20 PM

Industry Presentation 2


Mr. Rahul Agarwalla, Head of International Business, Smart Insight Corporation


01:20 PM – 01:35 PM

Industry Presentation 3


Mr. Damodar Sahu, Director – Aftermarket Service Transformation & IoT Solutions, Wipro Technologies



01:35 PM – 02:35 PM

 Networking Lunch



02:35 PM – 03:20 PM


Industry Presentations - Session IV


 Connected Automotive – How Secure?


02:35 PM – 02:50 PM

 Industry Presentation 1


Mr. Aman Puri, Group Head, Fujitsu Consulting India


02:50 PM – 03:05 PM

 Industry Presentation 2


Mr. Ankit Pal, Senior Product Marketing, Cypress Semiconductor


03:05 PM – 03:20 PM

 Industry Presentation 3


Mr. Kartik Gopal, Head - Strategy and Business Planning, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt  Ltd



03:20 PM – 04:20 PM

 Panel Discussion 2


 Smart Automotive – Smart Transportation –  Smarter Cities

  • ‘KEY take Away’

SESSION CHAIR -  Shri. A K Bhargava, Member Technology (Retired), DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India
Prof. M.P. Gupta, Specialization: Information Systems, E-commerce, E-gov, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. Shobha Rekh, Director, Karunya University
Dr. Shubha Pandey, PhD, Scientist 'C', Technology Watch & Foresighting (TWF), Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Mr. Ashish Nar, Faculty, Automotive Design, Ajeenkya DY Patil University
Mr. Narang N. Kishor, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Rajeev Kumar Tyagi, Director (S&D),TEC, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India


  • No Power Point presentation in the Panel Discussions

  • Time allotted per panelist is 5 minutes


04:20 PM – 04:30 PM

 Thanks Note


04:30 PM – 05:00 PM

IOT Powered Smart Road safety platform for India

Mr. Jayanth Jagadeesh, Co-Founder and Mr. Prasad Pillai, Co-Founder, Raksha Safedrive


04:30 PM – 06:00 PM 

Networking Tea/Coffee



India Smart Automotive Forum 2015 Highlights

  • 30+ C-Level Speakers
  • 100+ Attendees
  • Plenary, Keynotes and Panel Discussions by Top Industry
  • Experts and Key Decision Makers-
  • Case Studies and Presentations by Industry and innovative start-ups
  • 10 extensive hours of networking with 'C-level' executives and founders of innovative start-ups
  • Topics include
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicle.
  • Business Models and Public Policies including Public Private Partnership.
  • Clean and Green Vehicles, such as; Electric-Hybrid and Energy-Efficient Vehicles
  • Mobile Applications and Mobility Services-including Connected Navigation and Vehicle Services, such as;
  • Convenience Services-Payments for Insurance, Remote Diagnostics and Health Reports.
  • In-Car Infotainment
  • Parking Space.
  • Point Of Interest.
  • Productivity.
  • Traffic Updates.
  • Weather Information.
  • Vehicle Interfacing with Networks and Power Grids.
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