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InfoComm India Summit (TEST)

Day 1 3 September (All timings stated are in Indian Standard Time IST)

Tuesday, 3 September

10:30 AM – 11:35AM

Room 104A-B, Level 1

OPENING SESSION

Navigating New Horizons: Insights and Innovations Shaping India’s Pro AV Landscape

Synopsis

Explore the evolving landscape of India’s Professional AudioVisual (Pro AV) sector at InfoComm India with our highlighted session, “Navigating New Horizons: Insights and Innovations Shaping India’s Pro AV Landscape.” This engaging session promises to peel back the layers of modern technology and market trends, forecasting the vibrant future of the industry. Attendees will be treated to an in-depth analysis by Dave Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, through his keynote presentation, “Insights in Action: Leveraging IOTA for India’s Pro AV Market Mastery,” which taps into the rich vein of Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). Here, you’ll gain crucial insights into how global movements are sculpting the Indian Pro AV market, shedding light on the technological shifts and opportunities unique to India’s fast-evolving business environment.

The session further escalates with “Unfolding Horizons: A Deep Dive into the State of India’s Pro AV Industry,” an electrifying panel discussion among industry experts. Building on the foundation laid by the keynote, this dialogue will delve deeper into the intricacies of India’s Pro AV sphere, from the latest technological innovations to the strategic openings heralding significant change. This thought-provoking exchange aims to broaden attendees’ perspectives, offering a comprehensive overview of the challenges and prospects within the Pro AV industry in India, and setting the stage for future growth and innovation.

Key Highlights

  • Insightful Keynote: Focused on leveraging IOTA for mastering India’s Pro AV market trends.
  • Technological Innovations: Spotlight on disruptive technologies reshaping the sector.
  • Market Opportunities: Deep dive into emerging market dynamics and growth opportunities.
  • Expert Panel Discussion: Robust dialogues on navigating industry challenges and opportunities.
  • Future Trends: Exploration of new avenues for strategic growth and innovation

10:30 AM – 10:35 AM

Opening Remarks

10:35 AM – 10:55 AM

Insights in Action: Leveraging IOTA for India’s Pro AV Market Mastery

10:55 AM – 11:35 AM

[Panel Discussion] Unfolding Horizons: A Deep Dive into the State of India’s Pro AV Industry

Tuesday, 3 September

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

SMART & SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Smart & Sustainable Cities

Co-organized with All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)

Synopsis

This immersive two-hour session, in collaboration with the All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), explores transformative strategies, technologies, and collaborative approaches to create smart and sustainable cities. Discover how connectivity, resilience, and community vitality shape the future of urban living.

Key Highlights

  • Understand the changing urban dynamics and the need for sustainable urbanization in India.
  • Learn about the alignment of urban priorities with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the localization lens.
  • Explore real-life case studies showcasing the strengthening of urban resilience via smart city initiatives.
  • Engage in a panel discussion with industry experts on collective actions for achieving shared goals in urban sustainability.
  • Gain actionable insights and knowledge from leading experts in urban planning, sustainability, and technology.
  • Discover the latest trends and innovations in Pro AV/IT and smart city technologies.
  • Network with key stakeholders and pioneers driving urban sustainability initiatives.

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Welcome Remarks

  • Brief introduction to the summit track emphasizing the importance of integrated solutions and cross-sector collaboration in building smart and sustainable cities.

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Changing Urban Dynamics and Demography need for Sustainable Urbanization in India

  • Overview of current urbanization trends in India
  • Discussion on population growth and demographic changes
  • Importance of sustainable urbanization
  • Role of data analytics and IoT in urban planning

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Shifting Urban Priorities and Localization of Social Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Aligning urban development with SDGs
  • Technology-driven solutions for local challenges
  • Case studies: successful implementation of SDGs in urban settings
  • Integrating smart technologies to achieve local SDGs

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM

[Case Study] Strengthening Urban Resilience for Smart and Sustainable Urban Development

  • Introduction to a successful smart city project
  • Role of Pro AV/IT technologies in enhancing urban resilience
  • Practical challenges and solutions
  • Impact on the community and urban infrastructure

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

[Panel Discussion] Collective Actions for Achieving Shared Goals in Urban Sustainability

  • Discussion on the importance of collaboration among stakeholders
  • Best practices for integrating Pro AV/IT solutions in urban projects.
  • Overcoming challenges in sustainable urban development
  • Future trends in urban sustainability and technology
  • Audience Q&A

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Conclusion: The Way Forward

  • Summary of key takeaways from the session
  • Insights on future directions for sustainable urbanization
  • Importance of continued innovation and collaboration
  • Closing remarks

Tuesday, 3 September

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment

Co-organized with Themed Entertainment Association

Tuesday, 3 September

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

LEARNING SOLUTIONS

The Future of Learning Spaces: Transforming Education with Technology

Synopsis

This session will explore the latest global trends and innovations in designing and equipping modern learning environments, with a special focus on the unique challenges and opportunities. Discover how cutting-edge AV/IT technologies are revolutionizing education in India, enabling immersive, interactive, and collaborative experiences that enhance learning outcomes. Gain insights from real-world case studies in India and learn best practices for creating effective learning spaces that cater to the diverse needs of Indian students and educators.

Key Highlights

  • Emerging trends: Discover the latest trends in learning space design, such as flexible layouts, active learning zones, and the integration of technology.
  • AV/IT solutions: Explore how audio-visual and IT solutions can transform learning experiences and create more engaging environments.
  • Real-world case studies: Learn from successful implementations of modern learning spaces in India and nearby countries.
  • Expert insights: Gain valuable insights from industry leaders, educators, and technology providers through keynote presentations and panel discussions.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Designing Learning Spaces for Digital Age: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Emerging trends in learning space design (eg Flexible layouts, active learning zones, integration of technology)
  • The role of AV/IT in creating engaging and interactive learning experiences
  • Challenges in designing and implementing modern learning spaces
  • Case studies of successful learning space transformations.

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

[Case Study] Showcase a real-world example of a school, university, or corporate training center in India that has successfully implemented a cutting-edge learning space.

  • The specific technologies used (e.g., interactive displays, video walls, collaborative tools, AV over IP).
  • How the space design and technology choices have impacted learning outcomes and user experience.
  • The ROI of the investment in the new learning space.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

[Panel Discussion] The Convergence of AV, IT and Education: Creating the Learning Spaces of Tomorrow

  • How AV/IT and education professionals can collaborate effectively to design and implement innovative learning spaces.
  • The role of data and analytics in measuring the impact of learning spaces and optimizing their use.
  • The challenges and opportunities of incorporating emerging technologies like VR/AR and AI into learning spaces.
  • Future trends in learning space design and technology.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Q & A

Tuesday, 3 September

2:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Room 104A, Level 1

CYBERSECURITY

Securing the Future: Cybersecurity Strategies, Economics, and Risk Management

Co-organized with Computer Society of India (Mumbai Chapter)

Synopsis

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, organizations must adopt comprehensive cybersecurity strategies to protect their assets and ensure business continuity. This session delves into the multifaceted landscape of cybersecurity, emphasizing key economic considerations, risk transfer mechanisms, and policy interventions. Participants will gain insights into addressing externalities and market failures, leveraging cyber insurance, and performing cost-benefit analyses of global cybersecurity investments. By uniting industry leaders, economists, and cybersecurity experts, this session equips attendees with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of cybersecurity in today’s digital world. Through a combination of keynote presentations and panel discussions, the session aims to provide actionable strategies for integrating cybersecurity into broader business risk management practices and achieving resilience against evolving cyber threats.

Key Highlights

  • Explore emerging cyber threats, effective strategies, and technological innovations (AI/ML) in cybersecurity.
  • Understand the impact of underinvestment in cybersecurity, market failures, and potential policy solutions.
  • Learn how to conduct cost-benefit analysis for cybersecurity investments, considering the financial impact of cyberattacks and the role of cyber insurance and risk transfer.
  • Gain insights into public-private partnerships for collaborative defense and future trends shaping cybersecurity.

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Opening Remarks

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Chief Guest Address
Navigating the Future of Cybersecurity: Trends, Challenges, and Strategic Imperatives

  • Current Threat Landscape: Overview of emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Strategic Cybersecurity Initiatives: Frameworks for integrating cybersecurity into business strategy.
  • Technological Innovations: Role of AI and machine learning in enhancing cybersecurity measures.
  • Collaborative Defense: Importance of public-private partnerships and industry collaboration for effective threat intelligence sharing.
  • Future Outlook: Predictions and trends shaping the next decade of cybersecurity.

2:45 PM – 3:20 PM

[Panel Discussion] Externalities and Market Failures in Cyber Security, Cyber Insurance and IT NON IT Risk Transfer

Discussing the presence of externalities and market failures in the cybersecurity landscape, such as the underinvestment cybersecurity by organizations that do not fully internalize the costs of cyber risks, and exploring potential policy interventions to address these market failures.

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

[Panel Discussion] Cyber Security Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cybersecurity Global Investments

Discussing the economic rationale behind investing in cybersecurity measures, weighing the costs of implementing robust security measures against the potential financial losses and reputational damage resulting from cyber incidents.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Cyber Security Quiz Contest

Day 2 4 September (All timings stated are in Indian Standard Time IST)

Wednesday, 4 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 104A, Level 1

DIGITAL SIGNAGE

The Power of Pixels – An Insight View of Digital Signage

Co-organized with invidis consulting
This session is sponsored by PPDS – Philips Professional Displays

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

Welcome Speech

2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

State of the Digital Signage Industry

  • Trends & Drivers in global digital signage

2:50 PM – 3:15 PM

Digital Signage as a Service – Solutions Beyond Hardware

The business is transforming from box moving to services. Today’s digital signage clients expect more than just hardware, software and service. The future will be “everything as a service” – from managed service to screen as a service. Florian Rotberg will discuss with AVIXA’s CMO Dan Goldstein and Sian Rees from PPDS the impact of services on the ProAV and digital signage industry.

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Digital Signage Best Practice

The best of digital signage in 2024 – insights and learnings from the best digital signage projects worldwide. Invidis’ Florian Rotberg presents the best in retail signage, DooH and transportation.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

[Panel Discussion] Digital Signage Roundtable

Wednesday, 4 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

EDUCATION

Educating for Tomorrow’s Jobs: Aligning Education and Skilling Initiatives

Co-organized with ICT Academy

Synopsis

The rapid advancement of technologies like AI, the metaverse, and the shift towards hybrid work models are reshaping the future of work. This session will explore how educational institutions and skilling programs can adapt to equip learners with the skills needed to thrive in this evolving landscape. It will feature insights from industry leaders, showcase real-world case studies, and facilitate a dynamic discussion on strategies for aligning education and skilling with future job requirements.

Key Highlights

  • Future-Focused: Explore cutting-edge trends shaping educational spaces for the digital age.
  • Immersive Learning: Discover AV/IT solutions that create engaging and interactive environments.
  • Indian Case Studies: Learn from successful transformations in Indian schools and institutions.
  • Expert Insights: Gain knowledge from industry leaders on designing effective learning spaces.

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

Welcome Remarks

ICT Academy’s role in bridging the gap between academia and industry and emphasize the importance of education in preparing for the future of work.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Transforming Education for the Future Workforce: Strategies for Integrating Emerging Technologies and Pedagogies

  • How can educational institutions evolve their teaching methods and curricula to incorporate AI, metaverse/XR, and cater to hybrid learning environments?
  • What are the key pedagogical approaches and technologies that can enhance learning outcomes for future job skills?
  • How can collaboration between academia and industry be strengthened to ensure educational relevance and workforce readiness?

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

[Case Study] Showcase an innovative educational institution or program in India that has successfully integrated emerging technologies and pedagogies to prepare students for future jobs

  • The specific educational technologies and approaches adopted (e.g., AI-powered learning platforms, virtual labs, gamification).
  • Examples of how these innovations have improved student engagement, learning outcomes, and career preparedness.
  • Challenges faced and lessons learned during the implementation process.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

[Panel Discussion] Building the Education Ecosystem of Tomorrow: Collaboration, Innovation, and Inclusion

  • How can educational institutions foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning to adapt to the changing demands of the workforce?
  • What are the best practices for collaborating with industry to ensure that educational programs align with real-world job requirements?
  • How can we leverage technology to improve access to quality education and bridge the educational divide in India?
  • What role does government policy play in supporting innovation and investment in education?

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Q & A

Wednesday, 4 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CONTENT PRODUCTION & STREAMING

Content Production & Streaming

Synopsis

Delve into the dynamic landscape of India’s content revolution. This session explores how AI, regional content, and streaming platforms are converging to create a new era of entertainment and information. From AI-powered tools revolutionizing production to immersive live streaming experiences, discover the latest trends and technologies driving this exciting transformation.

Key Highlights

  • Understanding the Indian Content Landscape: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Indian content market, its unique characteristics, and the forces driving its growth.
  • AI’s Impact on Content: Discover how AI is reshaping every stage of content creation, from production to distribution and personalization.
  • Regional Content Strategies: Learn how to create compelling content that resonates with diverse Indian audiences and languages.
  • Live Streaming Innovations: Explore the latest technologies and monetization models for delivering immersive live streaming experiences.
  • Pro AV/IT’s Role: Understand the critical role of Pro AV/IT solutions in building the infrastructure for content creation and delivery.
  • Navigating Challenges: Gain insights into regulatory challenges, piracy concerns, and strategies to overcome them.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

India’s Content Explosion: Harnessing AI and Regional Diversity for Global Impact

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

[Case Study] Scaling Regional Content Production with AI-Powered Tools

  • How AI tools like automated subtitling, dubbing, and localization are accelerating regional content production
  • Case study showcasing successful implementation of AI in a regional content workflow
  • Challenges and lessons learned in adopting AI for regional content

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

[Case Study] Live Streaming Sports: Delivering Immersive Experiences with Next-Gen Technology

  • Overview of the technology stack required for high-quality live sports streaming in India
  • Case study highlighting innovative use of cameras, graphics, and interactive features for cricket streaming
  • Challenges in delivering low-latency streams to a massive audience
  • Potential of AI for real-time analytics and personalized viewing experiences

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

[Case Study] Empowering Virtual Production: How Pro AV/IT Solutions Transformed a Bollywood Film Set

  • Overview of virtual production techniques and their benefits in terms of cost savings, flexibility, and creative possibilities.
  • Deep dive into a case study where a Bollywood film utilized virtual production with LED walls, real-time rendering, camera tracking, and other Pro AV/IT technologies. 

     

  • Showcase how these technologies enabled the filmmakers to create complex visual effects, realistic environments, and immersive experiences on set. 
  • Highlight the specific Pro AV/IT solutions used (e.g., LED panels, media servers, camera tracking systems) and their role in the production process. 
  • Discuss the challenges faced and lessons learned during the implementation of virtual production. 
  • Explain how this case study demonstrates the growing importance of Pro AV/IT expertise in modern film production.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

[Panel Discussion] The Future of Content in India: A Convergence of Creativity, Technology, and Policy

  • The evolving role of AI in content creation, distribution, and consumption
  • Strategies for creating compelling and authentic regional content
  • Innovations in live streaming technology and monetization models
  • Regulatory challenges and the need for balanced policies
  • The future of the creator economy and the role of platforms
  • Q&A with the audience

Wednesday, 4 September

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Room 104A, Level 1

ENTERPRISE IT

Harnessing Digital Innovation for Transformative Growth and
Governance in Enterprise IT

Co-organized with Computer Society of India (Mumbai Chapter)

Synopsis

The Enterprise IT track is designed to explore the transformative power of digital technologies in reshaping industries, driving governance, and fostering social good within the Indian context. This session brings together leading minds in the fields of AI, ML, digital transformation, and financial technology to provide actionable insights and practical strategies for enterprises navigating the intersection of innovation and regulation. Through a compelling keynote presentation and dynamic panel discussions, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key trends, challenges, and opportunities that are set to define the future of enterprise IT in India.

Key Highlights

  • AI & ML’s role in revolutionizing financial services in India.
  • Practical applications in fraud detection, risk management, and personalized customer service.
  • Leveraging AI for financial inclusion and ethical considerations.
  • Best practices in governance and navigating India’s regulatory landscape.
  • Impact of digital transformation on workforce management and organizational structures.
  • Integrating automation and remote work tools to address workforce adaptability and skill development challenges.

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

Opening Remarks

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

[Keynote Address] The Future of Enterprise IT in India: Driving Innovation with Digital Technologies

  • Vision for the Future: Insights into how digital technologies are reshaping the enterprise IT landscape in India.
  • Key Trends: Highlighting key trends such as AI, ML, digital transformation, and their impact on various industries in India.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Discussing the challenges unique to the Indian market and the potential opportunities in adopting these technologies.
  • Strategic Roadmap: Offering a strategic roadmap for Indian organizations to successfully navigate the digital transition and stay competitive globally.

2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

[Panel Discussion] AL ML in Financial Services: Transforming Banking and Finance: Social Good Governance & Regulation

Exploring the role of AI and machine learning in revolutionizing the financial services industry, including applications in fraud detection, risk management, algorithmic trading, customer service, and personalized financial advice.

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

[Panel Discussion] Navigating Digital Transformation and the Future of Work

  • Exploring the implications of digital transformation on workforce management, organizational structures, and workplace culture in India.
  • Adopting new technologies such as automation, AI, and remote work tools appropriate for the Indian context.
  • Ensuring a seamless transition and addressing challenges in adaptability and skill development for the Indian workforce.

Wednesday, 4 September

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

COMMAND & CONTROL

Command & Control

Wednesday, 4 September

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CONFERENCING & COLLABORATION

Conferencing & Collaboration

Day 3 5 September (All timings stated are in Indian Standard Time IST)

Thursday, 5 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 104A, Level 1

TOURISM/HOSPITALITY + LIVE EVENTS & VENUE

Tourism/Hospitality + Live Events & Venue

Co-organized with Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA)

Thursday, 5 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

AUDIO

Audio

Topic: Tech Dialogue: 5G, Data and IoT - How to Avoid Being Left Behind

Tech Dialogue: 5G, Data and IoT – How to Avoid Being Left Behind?

  • How will 5G transform business operations and consumer behaviours?
  • Age of big data: what to expect and how to prepare for It
  • Building a cognitive enterprise through AI-powered transformation
  • Key take-aways for business to stay competitive and sustainable

Moderator:

Jane Lo, Correspondent, MySecurityMedia; Director, Finboxx

Panellists:

Vihang Shah, Executive Advisor, SynFiny Advisors, Singapore

John Lee, Managing Director (ASIA PACIFIC), GRF ASIA-PACIFIC Pte Ltd

Oleg Ishanov, Director of Information Security, Acronis