day-wise conference schedule


INAUGURATION – 9:45AM to 11:30AM

09:45 AM – 09:46 AM

Video Introduction to IMC 2020

09:47 AM – 09:48 AM

National Anthem of India (Abridged version)

09:49 AM – 09:59 AM

Welcome Address
Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS
Chairman DCC & Secretary (T), Department of Telecommunications

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Industry Address
1. Shri Mukesh Ambani
Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited
2. Shri Sunil Bharti Mittal 
Chairman, Bharti Enterprises

10:21 AM -10:31 AM

Shri Sanjay Dhotre 
Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology

10:32 AM -10:42 AM

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Hon’ble Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice

Inaugural Address (10:45 AM)

Inaugural Address by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi (Recorded)

After Inaugural Address

Vote of Thanks
Lt. Gen Dr. SP Kochhar AVSM**, SM, VSM, ADC, KIGA.,
Director General, COAI

National Anthem of India (Abridged version)

Break 2 mins

Thought Leadership Session

11:00 AM -11:10 AM
(5 minutes each)

Partner Address
1. Shri Nunzio Mirtillo
   Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India
2. Shri Arun Kumar
   Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India

11:11 AM -11:26 AM
(5 minutes each)

Industry Address
1. Shri Gopal Vittal
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel Limited
2. Shri Sanjay Mashruwala
Managing Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm
3. Shri Ravinder Takkar
 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone, Idea Limited 

11.27 AM -11.30 AM

Opening of IMC Thought Leadership Report

11:31 AM -11:33 AM

Vote of Thanks


DECEMBER 8, 2020 – DAY 1

11:33 – 12:30 PM – Industry 4.0 – Smart Workspaces and Industries, the Automation Way




Mr. Chris Johnson

Senior Vice President

Nokia Enterprise

Mr. Anil Nair

Managing Director , Country Digital Acceleration, APJC

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Moderator- Mr. Sushant Rabra


KPMG in India

Mr. Xavier Kurian

Director Solutions & Alliances

Dell EMC

Mr. Thomas Noren

Head of Dedicated Networks and Vice President


Mr. Arnab Das

Vice President Global Service Line Advanced Networks and IoT

Altran Technologies

Mr. Neeraj Bhatia

Sr. Director Enterprise Sales

Red Hat Inc

Mr. Sanjiv Kapur

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Truminds Software Systems

Mr. Digvijay Sharma

Senior Director Sales

Ciena India

Mr. Sundereshwaran Raman

Sr. Vice President Digital Products and IoT

Bharti Airtel Limited

Moderator – Mr. Akhilesh Tuteja

Head Global Cyber Security practice, Head Digital & Technology practice, Partner

KPMG in India

12:30 – 01:30 PM – CTO Conclave –  Networks of Tomorrow – Transforming Networks for 5G Enablement

Mr. Manish Gupta

Senior Director – Infrastructure Solutions Grp

Dell Technologies

Mr. Ivan Bykov

5G Solution Product Manager

Ribbon Communications

Mr. Nitin Bansal

Head of Networks, Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India


Mr. Darren Yong

Executive Director, ASPAC Head for Technology, Media and Telecommunications

KPMG Asia Pacific

Mr. Azhar Sayeed

Chief Architect

Red Hat Inc

Mr. Randeep Raina

Chief Technology Officer

Nokia India

Mr. Randeep Sekhon

Chief Technology Officer

Bharti Airtel Limited

Mr. Shyam Mardikar

President & Group Chief Technology Officer Mobility

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Mr. Rajinder Singh

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President Technology


Dr. Badri Gomatam

Group Chief Technology Officer


Mr. Dan Rabinovitsj

Vice President


Moderator – Ms. Amrita Gangotra

Managing Director

Ityukt Digital Solutions

01:30- 02:30 PM – BREAK

02:30 – 02:40 PM – Converging & Simplifying Networks for 5G

Mr. Suhas Mansingh

Vice President Engineering

Cisco Systems, Inc.

02:40 – 02:50 PM – India’s Pivotal Role in the Next Phase of Digital Transformation

Mr. Satya Easwaran

India Head for Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Senior Partner


02:50 – 03:00 PM – India to Ride the Next Wave of Technology

Mr. Sanjay Malik

Senior Vice President and Head of the India Market


03:00 – 04:00 PM – CEO Conclave – Inclusive Innovation – Bridging the Digital Divide

Dr. Ajay Kumar (IAS)

Union Defence Secretary

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Bruce McClelland

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ribbon Communications

Mr. Sanjay Kaul

President, Asia Pacific, and Japan, Service Provider Business

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mr. Darren Yong

ASPAC Head for Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Executive Director

KPMG Asia Pacific

Mr. Ankit Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer, Connectivity Solutions


Mr. Sanjay Malik

Senior Vice President and Head of the India Market


Mr. Sanjeev Bedekar

Chief Executive Officer

Ranext Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Magnus Ewerbring

Chief Technology Officer APAC


Mr. Marshal Correia

Vice President & Managing Director, India/SA

Red Hat Inc

Moderator – Mr. Alex Holt

Global Head for Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Partner


04:00 – 05:20 PM – Telco Cloud  – Frontier for Network Transformation                                                            *In association with Accenture

Mr. Chris Wright

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO),

Red Hat Inc.

Mr. Berjesh Chawla 

Managing Director – Communications and Media


Mr. Sandeep Gupta

Executive Vice President Network Strategy

Bharti Airtel Limited

Mr. Mudit Agarwal

Executive Vice President Technology Planning


Mr. Purushothaman KG

Head Telecommunications & Partner

KPMG in India

Mr. Anuj Jain

President| Network and Jio Fiber Business

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Mr. Ludvig Langdren

Head of Digital Services , Ericsson South east Asia , Oceania and India


Mr. Purushothaman KG

Head Telecommunications & Partner

KPMG in India

Mr. David Stokes

Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing

Ribbon Communications

Mr. Suresh S

Senior Vice President, Platform Engineering


Mr. Samar Mittal

Head Software Market India


Mr. Ryan Perera

Vice President & Country Head

Ciena India

Mr. Sandeep Dhingra

CTO, Network Software and Services


Moderator – Mr. Vikram Tiwathia

Deputy Director General

Cellular Operators Association of India

05:20 – 05:30 PM – 5G the next of Everything

Mr. CP Gurnani

 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


05:30 – 07:30 PM – Beyond 5G : Developing EU-IN Cooperation for the Next Generation of Standards                                                                                                                                                                                            *In association with ETSI/ INDICO (CLOSED)

Mr. Tonnie De Koster

International Advisor, EC

DG Connect

Dr. Archana G. GulatiI

Joint Secretary (Digital Communication)

NITI Aayog

Mr. Xavier Piednoir

Head of External RelationsI


Mr. Adrian Scrase



Shri YGSC Kishore Babu



Dr. Pamela Kumar

Director General


Dr. Rajesh Sharma



Lt. Gen Dr. SP Kochhar AVSM**, SM, VSM, ADC, KIGA.

Director General

Cellular Operators Association of India

Mr. Bernard BaraniI

Deputy Head of Unit, EC

DG Connect

Dr. Colin Willcock

Chairman of the Board


Mr. David Boswarthicket

Director of New Technology


Mr. Benoît Sauveroche

First Counsellor

EU Delegation

Moderator: Emilio Davila -Gonzalez

Head of Sector, ICT Standards, EC

DG Connect



10:00:00Telco’s CEO Conclave – Prioritizing Technology to Generate Sustainable Value
Mr. Nunzio Mirtillo Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and IndiaEricssonKeynote
Mr.Bruce McClellandPresident and Chief Executive OfficerRibbon CommunicationsFSC
Ms. Marjet AndriesseVice President Sales, APAC Red HatFSC
Moderator – Mr. Aditya RathPartner and Digital CustomerKPMG in IndiaFSC
Mr. Mahendra NahataDirectorReliance Jio Panel
Mr. Ajai PuriChief Operating Officer, India and SE AsiaBharti Airtel LimitedPanel
Mr. P BalajiChief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs OfficerVi Panel
Mr. Neeraj Sharma Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting, CMT India Business and Head of Media CoE ASIAMAccenture Panel
Mr. Saurabh TewariDirector & Chief Technology Officer (Telecom) Dell TechnologiesPanel
Mr. Manish SinhaChief Marketing OfficerSTLPanel
Moderator- Mr. Purushothaman KG Partner & Head – Telecommunications, KPMG in IndiaKPMG in IndiaPanel
11:21:535G Use Cases + IoT – Innovation for the 5uper Generation of Mobile Technology 
Shri Bharat Kumar JogMember (Services)Department of TelecommunicationsKeynote
Mr. Anand BhaskarManaging Director, Service Provider Business, India & SAARCCisco Systems, Inc.Keynote
Mr. Abhay SavargaonkarChief Technology Officer – Global BusinessNokia SoftwareFSC
Mr. Rakesh VijChief Executive OfficerTruminds Software SystemsFSC
Moderator- Mr. Vinod KumarKPMG Global Lead, Industry 4.0KPMG in IndiaFSC
Ms. Matangi SandilyaGlobal Technology Lead, Communications & Media Industry GroupAccenturePanel
Dr. Thiaw SengHead of NS Network Evolution, Ericsson South east Asia , Oceania and India EricssonPanel
Ms. Sigal BardaVP Product, Head of 5G PortfolioRibbon CommunicationsPanel
Mr. Kuldeep Malik Director Corporate SalesMediaTek Inc.Panel
Mr. Girish BhatiaSE LeadCiena CorporationPanel
Mr. Shamik MishraVice President-Research and Innovation – Global Industry Chief Architect – Communications IndustryAltran Technologies Panel
Moderator- Mr. Sunil David Regional Director IoTAT&T Panel
13:05:52AI on the Edge – The Next Wave of AI Innovation
Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney (IAS)Secretary (Electronics & Information Technology) National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Communications & Information TechnologyGovernment of India (MeitY)Keynote
Hon’ble Mr. Victor FedeliMinister of Economic Development, Job Creation and TradeGovernment of OntarioKeynote
Dr. Sudhir MittalChief Architect, Engineering Bharti Airtel LimitedFSC
Dr. Shailesh Kumar Chief Data Scientist Reliance JioFSC
Moderator- Mr. Dipayan GhoshExecutive DirectorKPMG in IndiaFSC
Ms. Ameeta Roy Chief Technology Officer, India/SARed Hat Inc.Panel
Mr. Rohit KawDirector- Systems Engineering, Global Service Provider, India & SAARCCisco Systems, Inc.Panel
Mr. Vijay ThomasFounder & Chief Executive Officer TangentiaPanel
Mr. Manish SinhaChief Marketing OfficerSTLPanel
Mr. Kuntal ChowdhurySenior Vice President and General Manager, AI & Analytics BUMavenirPanel
Mr. Sachin Desai Head of Global AI AcceleratorEricssonPanel
Moderator- Mr. Dipayan GhoshExecutive Director KPMG in IndiaPanel
14:36:27Skilling for India – New Age Skills for Inclusive and Sustainable Careers 
Mr. Wolf RichterChief Technology OfficerEpic SemiconductorsKeynote
Mr. Vikram MotianiSenior Director, Learning Services – APACRed Hat Inc 
Mr. Arvind BaliChief Executive Officer Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) 
Dr. M.P. PooniaVice ChairmanAll India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 
Mr. Sam FreemanFounder – Queensland Skills & Education Consortium Australia
Member Governing Council – Academy for Workplace Excellence
Australian HC 
Mr. Tilak Raj Dua

Director GeneralTower And Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) 
Moderator- Mr. Narayan Ramaswamy Partner, and Head of Education, Office Managing Partner for Kolkata KPMG in India 
15:43:27Smart Devices – Redefining Devices for the Future                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   *In Association with MediaTek – Bringing 5G to Everyone
1. Mr. Anuj Sidharth.                                                  2. Mr. Kuldeep Malik1. Deputy Dorector Marketing & Corporate Communications
2. Director Corporate Sales
MediaTek 5G Dimensity (Product launch)Product Launch
Lt. Gen Dr. SP Kochhar AVSM**, SM, VSM, ADC, KIGA.Director GeneralCellular Operators Association of IndiaPanel
Mr. Anku JainManaging DirectorMediaTek Inc.Panel
Mr. Madhav SethChief Executive Officer realmePanel
Mr. Sunil DuttPresident, DevicesReliance Jio Panel
Moderator – Mr. Sushant RabraPartner KPMG in IndiaPanel
16:51:43Security & Data Privacy Ethics – Trust, Test and Assure; a Multi-pronged Approach 
Mr. Ronen ShpirerDirector CSP Solutions MarketingFortinet Keynote
Mr. Manish TiwariSr. Vice President & Global CISOBharti Airtel LimitedFSC
Moderator- Mr. Atul GuptaPartner, and Head of Cyber Security in India and Global Lead, Cyber in TelecomKPMG in IndiaFSC
Mr. Jayachandran Vishak RamanDirector- Security Business, India & SAARCCisco Systems, Inc.Panel
Ms. Nandini JollyFounder, President & Chief Executive Officer CryptoMill CyberSecurity SolutionsPanel
Mr. Andrew Fisk Executive Advisor GRCPanel
Mr. Stiepan KovacFounder and PresidentITK Panel
Mr. Anjan Das CPAOSTLPanel
Moderator- Mr. Atul GuptaPartner, Head of Cyber Security in India and Global Lead, Cyber in TelecomKPMG in IndiaPanel
18:26:315G Regulations: Light Touch Regulation; Finding the Right Balance
 Mr. Ajit PaiChairmanFederal Communications CommissionPanel
Dr. PD Vaghela (IAS)ChairmanTelecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)Panel
Ms. Monica DesaiDirector Public PolicyFacebook Panel
Mr. Rob WeisbordPresident – BroadcastSinclair Panel
Mr. Rajesh GangadharChief Technology Officer & Head 5G Access SolutionsSTLPanel
Mr. Rahul VattsChief Regulatory OfficerBharti Airtel LimitedPanel
Mr. Ravi GandhiPresident & Chief Public Policy & RegulatoryReliance JioPanel
Mr. P BalajiChief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs OfficerVodafone Idea Limited Panel
Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle Global Head of Government RelationsNokia CorporationPanel
Moderator – Mr. Shobhit Aggarwal PartnerKPMG in IndiaPanel
20:24:545G Broadcasting – From Fallow to High-throughput: Opportunities for India to Leverage ATSC 3.0 Technology
Prof. Abhay KarandikarDirectorIIT Kanpurkeynote
Brendan CarrCommissionerFederal Communications Commissionkeynote
Mr. Shashi Shekhar VempatiChief Executive Officer Prasar BhartiPanel
Mr. Parag NaikCofounder and Chief Executive Officer Saankhya Labs Panel
Mr. Manish Vyas President, Communications, M&E BusinessTechMahindraPanel
Moderator – Ms. Madeleine NolandPresidentATSC 
Prof. Abhay KarandikarDirectorIIT KanpurPanel
Mr. Brendan CarrCommissionerFederal Communications CommissionPanel
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMEnterprises Connect – Smart, Secure, Sustainable
STLNathan RawlesEMEA Sales Director, Datacentre BusinessKeynote
Intel CorporationThomas SennhauserRegional Technical Director APJ/PRC, Networking & Communication, Data Center Customer UnitFireside Chat
Ciena CorporationVikram AnandSenior Director SalesFireside Chat
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Aditya Rath Partner Fireside Chat
FortinetAlain SanchezEMEA CISO, Senior EvangelistPanel
Tech MahindraJagdish Mitra Chief Strategy Officer and Head of GrowthPanel
Ribbon CommunicationsGreg Zweig Director, Solutions Marketing Panel
Bharti Airtel LimitedGanesh LakshminarayananChief Executive Officer-Enterprise Business Panel
Reliance JioPrateek PashinePresident Enterprise BusinessPanel
Vi Kartik NarayanEVP – Business Services (Strategic Accounts)Panel
KPMGModerator- Aditya Rath Partner KPMG in IndiaPanel
12:00 PM – 01:10 PM5G Policies and Spectrum – Spectrum and Regulatory Policies Impacting the Mobile Revolution in India
Department of TelecommunicationsK  RamchandMember (Technology)Keynote
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)S. K. GuptaSecretaryKeynote
FacebookAlan NormanDirector Public PolicyPanel
Bharti Airtel LimitedAmit KushwahaVice President – RegulatoryPanel
STLCol. Bharat GuptaHead of Corporate AffairsPanel
Reliance JioMs. Vishakha SaigalVice President & Head – Strategic Initiatives, Regulatory Policy & ResearchPanel
Vi Sundeep KathuriaExecutive Vice President, Policy and Regulation, Regulatory AffairsPanel
EricssonSubrata Kumar MitraHead – Government & Industry RelationsPanel
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Shobhit Aggarwal PartnerPanel
01:15 PM – 02:27 PMOpen RAN – Revolutionizing the Open Access Network from Procurement to Performance
MavenirBejoy Pankajakshan Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy OfficerKeynote
Red HatBenjamin PanicSenior Director – Telco, APACFireside Chat
Dell TechnologiesSaurabh TewariDirector & Chief Technology Officer (Telecom)Fireside Chat
KPMGModerator- Purushothaman KG Head Telecommunications and Partner Fireside Chat
Cisco Systems, Inc.Bob Everson Senior Director 5G ArchitecturePanel
Bharti Airtel LimitedManish Gangey, Sr, VP, NetworksPanel
Vi Rajesh SinghEVP Radio Planning Panel
CommScope Inc Amar MandhyanDirector – Technical Sales, Mobility Solutions, Asia PacificPanel
FacebookDr. Robert PepperDirector Public PolicyPanel
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Purushothaman KG Head Telecommunications and Partner Panel
02:30 PM – 03:35 PMMake In India, Make for World
EricssonNitin Bansal Head of Networks, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and IndiaPanel
Nokia CorporationAmit Marwah Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs (CMO)Panel
Cisco Systems, Inc.Harish KrishnanManaging Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, India & SAARCPanel
 J S DeepakFormer Secretary (Telecom) DoT and Secretary MeitYPanel
Corning Incorporated, IndiaMr. Sudhir PillaiManaging DirectorPanel
KPMG in IndiaModerator – Chaitanya GogineniPartner TMTPanel
03:40 PM – 4:45 PMShaping Sustainable Digital Future through Telecom and Technology
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)Manish KumarManaging Director & Chief Executive OfficerKeynote
MediaTek Inc.Anuj SidharthDeputy Director – Marketing & Corporate Communications Panel
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FICCIDilip ChenoySecretary GeneralPanel
Nokia CorporationAmit Marwah Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs (CMO)Panel
NitiAayogDr. Archana G. GulatiJoint Secretary
Digital Communications
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Sachin AroraPartner & Head – Data and Analytics PracticePanel
04:45 PM – 06:10 PMSDN + NFV – Buliding Smarter Networks for Resilience and Efficiency
Ciena IndiaNihar PandaHead- Business Development and Solutions Architecture, Blue PlanetKeynote
Mavenir Brandon Larson Senior Vice President and General Manager, Multimedia Business UnitFireside Chat
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Rahul HakeemDirectorFireside Chat
Truminds Software Systems Sanjiv Kapur Chief Technology OfficerPanel
Ericsson Bernie Trudel Lead – NFVi Cloud South
East Asia, Oceania and India
Vi Mudit AgarwalEVP – Technology Strategy & PlanningPanel
Ribbon CommunicationsJonathan HomaSenior Director, Solutions MarketingPanel
Red Hat Inc.Krithiga Thakkar Director Consulting India/SAPanel
Tech MahindraManish Mangal Chief Technology Officer Network ServicesPanel
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Rahul HakeemDirectorPanel
06:15 PM – 06:45 PMA Tryst with Technology – Trends & Practices at the Intersection of Blockchain, AI and IoT
Mr. Gurvinder AhluwaliaFounder and CEO, Digital Twin LabsDigital Twin LabsKeynote
06:45 PM  –  07:30 PMOTT and Content Play – Futureproofing OTT for India
Facebook Manish ChopraDirector and Head of Partnerships, India Keynote
MXPlayerGautam TalwarChief Content OfficerFireside Chat
KPMG in IndiaModerator- Girish MenonHead Media and Entertainment and Partner, KPMG in IndiaFireside Chat
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