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Agenda

Conference: Friday November 4th
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:45

Opening Session

Lighting of oil lamp and inauguration of conference

Welcome Remarks:

  • Ankush Bagotra, Chairman, ISOC India Bangalore Chapter
  • ISOC Global Initiatives and Programmes, Ted Mooney, Senior Director Membership and Services, Internet Society
  • Address by Dr Govind, CEO, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
  • Address by Vasu Venkatadri, Senior Manager, Afilias
  • Address by Rajnesh Singh, Regional Director, Asian Bureau, Internet Society

Vote of thanks

  • Soumya Das, Vice-Chairman, ISOC India Bangalore Chapter
10:45-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-12:30 Session I: The Internet Today
This session looks at the current state of the Internet in India, and how Internet growth and different services (Social Media, e-commerce, Mobile Internet/3G services) have impacted India

The Internet in India Today: a State of Play
Amitabh Singhal

Roundtable: What impact has the evolution and growth of the Internet had on India, how are we using the tools and technologies it provides, and what social and economic opportunities has it created?

The following dimensions will be explored:

  • The evolution of Internet technology and services (e.g. social media, mobile Internet services, e-commerce) and their use in daily life
  • Use and impact of the Internet on other sectors of the economy
  • Connecting rural India and local communities
  • Citizen empowerment and social progress

Panellists:

  • Arun Jethmalani
  • Phanindra Sama
  • Sachin Malhan
  • Suchit Nanda
  • Sanjay Anandaram

Moderator: Dr Usha Reddi

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 Session II: Security and Privacy Online

As the reach and utility of the Internet continues to grow, so does its role as a critical part of the local and global economy. New Internet applications and services and the promotion of “cloud computing” mean there is a need for greater emphasis on protecting, both systems and users alike, online. This session explores some of the current issues and challenges around security and privacy online, and some of the steps being taken to address them

Cyber Security - Issues around privacy, online identity, data theft, etc

By Malavika Jayaram

Roundtable: Securing every internet user's online identity: what are the challenges and know-hows that an individual or an organization should be aware of.

The following dimensions will be explored:

  • Risks and concerns regarding cloud based services – storage to computing
  • Keeping e-commerce and online transactions safe and secure
  • How social networks are impacting our privacy
  • Internet safety for children.

Panelists:

  • Malavika Jayaram
  • Bikash Barai
  • Rajnesh Singh
  • Vaibhav Gupta

Moderator: Dr Madanmohan Rao

15:00-15:20 Afternoon Break
15:20-16:50 Session III: Business Opportunities in an Internet Economy

The number of Internet users globally crossed the 2 billion mark around the beginning of this year. India is also seeing high growth rates and current estimates put the number of Internet users well over 100 million and expected to be some 20% of the total population by 2015. The launch of 3G mobile services is expected to impact these statistics significantly as well as India has a large, and growing, mobile phone subscriber base. This session looks at some of the business opportunities a large and active Internet user base will enable

Roundtable: Capitalising on the Internet economy – what does a large Internet user base mean for India?

The following dimensions will be explored:

  • Creating value for 200 million Indian Internet users with cloud-based applications and services
  • Mobile Internet and value added services: the opportunities it offers to developers, operators and subscribers
  • Leveraging e-Governance as a business opportunity
  • Internet use by the MSME sector and opportunities for business growth

Panellists:

  • Dr Govind
  • Swapna Bapat
  • Tony Navin
  • Siva Ganapathi
  • Venkatesh Hariharan
17:10-17:30 Wrap-up