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Conference Programme 2017

Day 1: 10 May 2017
Time Room A
1000-1100 hrs Opening Ceremony
1100-1130 hrs Networking break
1130-1300 hrs Inaugural Conference Session: Smarter Solutions for a Better TomorrowPhotogallery
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Room A: Urban Planning
1400-1530 hrs Session: City PlanningPhotogallery

Chair and Special Address: Mr. Rajat Bansal , Commissioner, Raipur Municipal Corporation and MD & CEO, Raipur Smart City Ltd., India
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Werner Maritz, Oracle
• Mr. Adrien Defosse, Landscape Architect, Troisieme Paysage, Paris
• Mr. Amoy Marang, Director - Town Planning and ULB, Ita Nagar
• Mr. Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, JUSCO, India
• Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), India
• Mr. Marcus Jeutner, Research Associate, Institute for Urban and Regional Planning / Partner, insar consult, Germany
• Mr. Pier Roberto Remitti, Team Leader EU - International Urban Cooperation Programme, India
• Ms Rushda Majeed, Institutional Reform and Policy Consultant, India
• Mr. Surya Jeedigunta, CEO, 3P Foundation, India
Discussion Points:
• Mission to transform nation
• Challenges in implementing mission
• Vision and goals
• Strategic plans and roadmap
• Essential elements
• Pan city or area based development
• Engaging citizens to achieve goals
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545 -1715 hrs Session: Urban Design: Role of ArchitecturePhotogallery
Chair: Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, India
• Mr. Amit Khanna, Design Principal, AKDA, India
• Mr. Andreas Binkert, Vice President, Nuesch Development, Switzerland
• Mr. Ashish Rao Ghorpade, Regional Executive Manager, ICLEI, South Asia
• Mr. Damian Wagner, Senior Project Manager-Smart Cities, Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Germany
• Mr. Ilija Vukorep, Professor (Digital Design), Brandenburg Technical University, Architect / Co-Founder, LOMA, Germany
• Ms. Meera Malegaonkar, Director, BEEE Design Hub, India
• Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Principal Architect, Architect Rajendra Kumar & Associates, India
• Mr. Sebastian Elsen, Associate Dean, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, India
Discussion Points:
• Refurbishment of existing cities
• Pan city or region wise development
• Design for new cities/townships
• Urban landscaping

Day 2: 11 May 2017
Time Room A: Urban Planning
1000-1130 hrs Session: Communication Network and InfrastructurePhotogallery
Chair: Mr. Vikram Tiwathia, Deputy Director General, COAI, India
CEO Speaks: Dr Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, Innovation Society, IT, Electronics & Communications Department, Govt. of AP, India
• Mr. Anil Kumar Jain, CGM (NC-NGN), BSNL, India
• Mr. Deepak Sharma, Head of Presales and Solutions, Sterlite Technologies, India
• Mr. Jens Hauggaard, Sales Manager, MinebeaMitsumi, Switzerland
• Dr. Krishna Kumar, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University and Founder and President of iSac Systems, Canada
• Mr. Ragu Raghuram, BD, Technology & Corporate Strategy Advisor, Cognito Networks, India
• Lt Gen (Dr) SP Kochhar, (Retd),CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council, India
• Mr. Vinay Thapliyal,Head – MCU and RF Connectivity, India, Microcontrollers Group, STMicroelectronics , India
• Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT, India
Discussion Points:
• Resource and network management
• Quality of service mechanisms for wireless networks
• Integration and co-existence of technologies and networks
• Sensor technologies and applications
• Wireless networks
• Experimental network measurements and characterization for data traffic
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145 -1315 hrs Session: Translating IoT into Innovation and Better ServicesPhotogallery
Moderator: Mr. Neeraj Katariya, Director, PwC, India
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Brian J. Kracik, Sr. Director, Product Marketing Enterprise and Cloud Solutions, Oracle, Inc.
• Mr. Chirag Jain, Founder and CEO, Get My Parking, India
• Mr. Parag Wate, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT), Germany
• Mr. Pavan Kolahal, Engagement Manager, Ericsson, India
• Mr. Prasoon Sharma, MD, ZTEsoft, India & South Asia
• Mr. Ramakrishna Dasari, Managing Director & CEO at Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd., India
• Mr. Sandeep Agarwal, Sr. VP Engineering and R &D Services, Happiest Mind Technologies, India
• Mr. Uttam Kumar, Head-New Technologies Innovation and Incubation (Mobile, Entreprise and Banking), Aircel Ltd., India
• Mr. Venkata Mane Program Manager, Velocity, U&G, Cyient Ltd., India
• Mr. Vivek Sharma, MD-India, STMicroelectronics, India
Discussion Points:
• Smart, connected products are brining urban transformation
• Data-driven business models creating new revenue streams
• Power of IoT and M2M technology
• Convergence of the digital and physical world
• Comparison from a universal standard
• Cloud enables IoT innovation?
• Human intervention with smart devices and technologies
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Session: Building Safe and Secure CitiesPhotogallery
Chair: Mr. Neeraj Katariya, Director, PwC, India
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Joel Cherkis, GVP, Infrastructure, Education and Health, Oracle
• Mr. Justin Bean, Director- Smart City Solutions Marketing, Hitachi
• Mr. Kamal Arora, Sales Director, Honeywell Building Solutions, India
• Mr. Rajesh Mathur, Advisor, ESRI, India
• Mr. Samir Datt, CEO,, India
Discussion Points:
• Safety in urban environment
• Emerging challenges to human and national security
• Women safety
• Smart policing
• Law enforcement
• Developing smart security solutions
• Application of GIS technology
• Cyber security risk management
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545-1715 hrs Session: e-Governance for Smart CitiesPhotogallery
Chair: Mr Sunil Dubey, Sr. Adviser, Metropolis, Australia
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jakub Polec, MEA - Digital Transformation Program Manager, Oracle
• Dr. Shalini Urs, Founder Chairperson, Myra School of Business, India
• Ms. Mateja Geder, Managing Director, GraVita Media, Slovenia
• Mr. KV Narayanan, Vice President & Head of Executionfor Transformational Government projects, Tata Consultancy Services, India
• Mr. Sushovon Saha, e-Governance Specialist Consultant for Smart Cities and Digital India, Ex- Chairman, CSI Dehradun Chapter, India
• Ms Kanta Mishra, VP-Marketing & Advocacy, eGovernments Foundation, India
• Mr. Bert Hendriks, Board Director and Partner, Decos Technology Group
Discussion Points:
• Minimum government and maximum governance
• Citizen’s engagements in building good governance
• Capacity building through e-Governance
• Urban local governance: have reforms been effective?

Day 3: 12 May 2017
Time Room A: Urban Planning
1000-1130 hrs Session: Solid Waste Management in CitiesPhotogallery
Chair: Dr N B Mazumdar, Hon. Director General, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, India
Lead Speaker: Mr. Kulwant Singh, Founder, 3R Waste Foundation, India
• Mr. Ganesh Kumar S, Technology Lead, Kabadiwalla Connect, India
• Mr. Harshil Narula, Director, Med Freshe, India
• Mr. Michael Lindenmayer, Entrepreneur In Residence and Toilet Accelerator Project Lead ,Toilet Board Coalition, Switzerland
• Ms. Milen Volkmar, Director-International Sales and Innovation, Q-SOFT GmbH, Germany
• Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos, Team Leader, EU Technical Cooperation for Environment in India Project, India
• Ms. Pinky Chandran, Director, Jain University and Member, SWMRT, India
• Mr. Harish Kumar, Consultant, Development Environergy Services Limited, India
• Mr. R Venkateswaran, Sr. Vice President, Persistent Systems Ltd., India
• Mr. James D. Michelsen, Senior Industry Specialist-Solid Waste, Climate Business, IFC
Discussion Points:
• Waste management: current approaches, gaps, solutions
• Waste collection, segregation and characterization
• Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Recycle
• Landfill management
• Swacch Bharath / Clean India programmes
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145 -1315 hrs Session: Role of Geospatial Technologies in Enabling Smart Cities - by Geospatial Media & CommunicationsPhotogallery
Moderator: Ms. Anamika Das, Vice President Outreach and Business Development, Geospatial Media and Communications, India
Special Address: Shri D.N. Modi, IAS, Commissioner, Gandhi Nagar Municipal Commission, India
• Dr. Abhay Kimmatkar, Jt Managing Director, ADCC Infocad, India
• Mr. Atanu Sinha, Director, India and SAARC, Hexagon Geospatial, India
• Cdr Deepak Uppal (Retd), Director, Consulting, PwC, India
• Ms Ruchi Varma, Manager, Urban Development Programe, OpenCities Institute, Indi
• Mr. Sanjay Sahay, Vice President-Sales, Cyient ltd., India
• Mr. Sudhir Aggarwal, Head - Government Relations, Thomson Reuters, South Asia
• Mr Neeraj Mittal, VP-Government Sales, NxtGen
Discussion points:
• Enhancing awareness about geospatial technology benefits in city mechanisms and increasing adoption across various smart city pillars
• Challenges that urban development and planning authorities face in effective technology implementation
• Importance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) creating a sustainable smart city
• Aligning their existing technology knowledge + capacities of human resources to strengthen geospatial capacities
• Enhancing collaboration between authorities, business and citizens; collaboration between city professionals, technology and service providers; since a great vision, leadership, governance and execution will enable smart cities.
• Making use of the huge amount of data generated by mobile phones as an asset to city government
• Synergy between urban administrations and private sector to facilitate technology transfer
• Role of Big Data and IoT
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Session: Health and the CitiesPhotogallery
Chair: Mr. Ankur Seth, Director, PwC, India
• Dr. Meiling Geo, Chief Operating Officer, Clarity Movement Co., USA
• Dr. Monalisa Sen, Senior Manager (Sustainability Management), ICLEI, India
• Mr. Partha Dey, Healthcare Leader and SME, IBM, India & SA
Discussion Points:
• Emerging issues in urban environmental health
• Age friendly cities
• Services and capacity for public health
• Climate change and air pollution
• Innovation to create self-aware and smart healthy cities
• Citizens responsibility in creating healthy cities
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545-1715 hrs
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