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The number of Internet users globally crossed the 2 billion mark around the beginning of 2011. The Asia Pacific region has led this growth, and has the largest number of Internet users globally. India is also seeing high growth rates and current estimates put the number of Internet users at well over 100 million and expected to be some 20% of the total population by 2015. The launch of 3G mobile services in India is also expected to impact these statistics significantly as well due to India's large, and growing, mobile phone subscriber base.

INET Bangalore will explore the state of the Internet in India today, and how Internet growth and how different services (such as Social Media, e-commerce, Mobile Internet amongst others) have impacted India. It will also look into some of the security and privacy issues that face us today, and consider what a large and active Internet user base means in terms of business opportunities and overall socio-economic development for both, rural and urban, India.

Conference Topics

  • Access and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Convergence
  • Future Internet
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Socio-economic development
  • Internet Evolution
  • Internet for Development
  • Internet Governance
  • Multilingualism and the Internet
  • Network Confidence
  • New Media and Social Networks
  • Open Standards
  • Privacy and Identity Management
  • Security and Stability

Who should attend?

INET Bangalore will bring together over 200 delegates with regional and international policy and technical experts and will be an outstanding opportunity to discuss issues concerning the Internet in India and future trends. Topics discussed will be valuable for anyone who uses and is dependent on the Internet in their daily activities – be it personal or professional, including:

  • CxOs and IT Managers
  • IT Professionals
  • Business Strategists
  • Marketing professionals
  • Business Managers
  • ICT4D practitioners
  • Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists
  • Companies, organisations and individuals interested in Internet technologies
  • Media industry professionals
  • Researchers and Consultants
  • Academics and Students
  • Legal practitioners with a focus on technology-related issues
  • Policymakers and Regulators
  • Civil Society, International organisations and NGOs

Conference Format

  • Plenary session focusing on big picture issues
  • Keynote session
  • Panel discussions
  • Networking breaks
  • Workshops