Mobile India 2013, 9 January 2013 (Wednesday)

The Ball Room, Chancery Pavillion,
135, Residency Road, Bangalore, 560025, India

Mobile Broadband: Leveraging for Business Transformation

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Mobile India 2013 ( is the one of the first premier conferences and will be the curtain raiser for Mobile Broadband revolution in the country. It is associated with The Fifth International Conference on COMmunication Systems NETworkS (COMSNETS) (, the world’s premier international conference on networking and communications technology innovation.

Theme: Mobile Broadband: Leveraging for Business Transformation

India witnessed the allocation of scarce spectrum at exorbitant bid prices for 3G and Broadband Wireless Access services in 2010. However, nothing disruptive happened thereafter. However, indications are that 2013 is expected to be the Year of Broadband in India. Indian organizations can look forward to a promising year for complete business transformation leveraging the powerful Smart mobile devices equipped with broadband.

Keynote Speeches

Keynote - 1: Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi , Director, IIT Madras will deliver the joint keynote speech for COMSNETS 2013 and Mobile India 2013.
Keynote - 2 : Sanjay Nayak , Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tejas Networks. Tejas Networks.

Mobile India 2013 will try to unravel the mysteries in the following sessions.

Session 1: Enterprises on the move

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Enterprises are exploring ways to leverage the power of smart devices, the cloud, and broadband to be agile, flexible, and productive. The IT managers in organizations are challenged to support variety of devices (viz. BYOD) within the organization, at the same time providing the required organizational security and performance support to the employees. This session will deliberate on the challenges and opportunities of today's networked world for enterprises on the move.

Panelists: Ashvin Vellody , Director - Management Consulting, KPMG India; Dr. K.K. Ramakrishnan , Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Labs Research, USA; Puneet Gupta , AVP and Head of Mobility Research, Infosys SET Labs; Sai Pratyush, Head-Enterprise Products, Tata Teleservices; E. Manikandan , Head-Channels and Alliances, Ramco Systems; Umesh Sachdev , Co-founder and CEO, Uniphore ; Yathish, L, N. , CTO, Huawei Technologies

Moderator: Swami Krishnan , VP and Head-Marketing, Sasken Communication Technologies

Session 2: Massively Open Online Education

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Online and Internet based education has permeated in to schools and colleges today. Massively Open On-line Course (MOOC) initiatives such as National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) in India and those by leading institutions such as MIT and Stanford in the US are democratizing education and making it available globally over the Internet. In India, the Government has been an early adopter and both academia and industry have begun taking this initiative further. However, limited access to wired broadband and computers have restricted reach for providing online education. Can the ubiquitous mobile solve this problem?
In this session, experts will deliberate in detail on the opportunities and challenges in providing education through mobile networks and wireless devices. Are these scalable and monetizable? What are the implications for traditional educational methodologies? What are the transformations this will bring to the publishing industry?

Panelists: Dr. Gautam Shroff , VP and Chief Scientist, TCS; Srikanth B. Iyer , COO, Pearson Education Services; Rohit Kumar , MD, Elsevier India; Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Civil Society; Arun Prabhudesai , CTO,

Moderator: Prof. D. Manjunath , Professor, IIT Bombay

Session 3: Innovation Workshop

In the concluding session of the day, a workshop on mobile innovations will be conducted wherein several start-up firms will show case their unique innovations in the mobile space and share their experiences on ideation, fund mobilization, monetization models, and scale-up for sustainability.

Panelists: MintM ( Sachin Garg , Founder); Robots Alive ( Abheek Bose , Founder); Twaang ( Vishnu Raned , Founder); JanaCare , ( Sidhant Jena , Co-founder), AstralPad (Rahul Singh)
Moderator: Madanmohan Rao , Director-Research,

Event Chairs

Dr. V. Sridhar ( [email protected] ) Sasken Communication Technologies, India
S.R. Raja ( [email protected]) Sasken Communication Technologies, India
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