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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

  • Growth and Trends: Examining market demand drivers such as digitalization and advanced AV solutions
  • Technological Innovations: Discussing the impact of 4K/8K UHD, AR/VR, AI, and IoT
  • Challenges: Addressing skill shortages and infrastructure issues
  • Solutions: Proposals for overcoming obstacles, including training programs and government support
  • Investment Opportunities: Highlighting potential for growth and areas ripe for investment
  • Sustainability and Future Prospects: Emphasizing sustainable practices and predicting industry trends and growth

Moderator

Panel Members

Tuesday, 3 September

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

SMART & SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Empowering Sustainable Cities: Connected, Resilient, and Thriving

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 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
  • Learn about the alignment of urban priorities with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the localization
  • Explore real-life case studies showcasing the strengthening of urban resilience via smart city
  • Engage in a panel discussion with industry experts on collective actions for achieving shared goals in urban
  • Connect with thought leaders, innovators, and peers, and partake in interactive

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Opening Remarks & Welcome

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

[Presentation] 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

[Presentation] Shifting Urban Priorities and Localization of SDGs

  • Aligning urban development with Sustainable Development Goals (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 Sustainable Urban Development

  • Introduction to a successful smart city project
  • 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
  • Overcoming challenges in sustainable urban development
  • Future trends in urban sustainability and technology
  • Audience Ǫ&A

Moderator

Panel Members

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 – 4:20 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

Immerse & Inspire:
Crafting Experiences, Shaping Narratives through Technology and Creativity

Co-organised with Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Synopsis

This groundbreaking track at InfoComm India 2024 delves into the captivating world of immersive storytelling, exploring how technology and design converge to create unforgettable experiences. From understanding the cultural nuances of storytelling in India to the technical complexities of integration, this track offers a comprehensive overview of the art and science behind crafting immersive narratives.

Key Highlights

  • Designing for India: Uncover the cultural context that shapes storytelling in India and learn how to incorporate local traditions and values to create narratives that resonate with the Indian audience.
  • Technical Backbone: Explore the intricacies of integrating diverse technologies like audio, visual, lighting, and control systems to build the foundation for immersive experiences.
  • Projection Technology: Witness how cutting-edge projection solutions, including high-brightness projectors, laser projection, and projection mapping, elevate storytelling and create captivating environments.
  • Real-World Applications: Gain firsthand insights from industry leaders who have successfully implemented immersive storytelling in museums, retail spaces, and theme parks, understanding their impact, challenges, and future prospects.
  • Spatial Design: Discover the power of spatial design in enhancing storytelling, exploring how architecture, interior design, lighting, and environmental cues evoke emotions and engage audiences.
  • Panel Discussion: Engage in a dynamic conversation with experts from various fields, discussing the landscape of immersive storytelling in India, sharing success stories, and envisioning the future of this rapidly evolving field.

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

[Presentation] Designing for India: Cultural Nuances and Immersive Storytelling

Explore the cultural context of storytelling in India and how it influences the design of immersive experiences. Discuss the importance of understanding cultural nuances, incorporating local traditions, and creating narratives that resonate with the Indian audience.

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

[Presentation] Integrating Technology: Building the Backbone of Immersive Experiences

Dive into the technical complexities of creating immersive experiences, focusing on the system integrator’s role in bringing together diverse technologies (audio, visual, lighting, control systems, etc.) to create a seamless and impactful experience. Discuss challenges faced in integrating complex systems, strategies for overcoming these challenges, and best practices for ensuring a successful project outcome.

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

[Presentation] Illuminating Stories: The Role of Projection Technology in Immersive Experiences

Showcase how projection technology enhances storytelling and creates immersive environments. Discuss the latest advancements in projection technology, such as high-brightness projectors, laser projection, and projection mapping. Share examples of how projection solutions have been used to create impactful immersive experiences in India and globally.

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

[Presentation] Creating Spaces, Shaping Stories: The Power of Spatial Design

Explore the significance of spatial design in creating immersive experiences. Discuss how architecture, interior design, lighting, and environmental cues can be used to enhance storytelling and evoke emotions. Share examples of successful spatial design projects in India and discuss their impact on guest engagement.

3:20 PM – 4:20 PM

[Panel Discussion] Immerse & Inspire – The Art and Science of Storytelling in India

  • Expand the discussion to include the role of projection technology in shaping immersive narratives.
  • Explore how technology and design intersect to create impactful experiences.
  • Discuss the latest trends and innovations in immersive technologies and their impact on storytelling.
  • Share insights on creating immersive experiences that are both engaging and culturally relevant to the Indian audience.

Tuesday, 3 September

2:00 PM – 3:45 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 – 2:20 PM

[Presentation] Harnessing Technology to Revolutionize Learning Spaces: Insights from a CEO’s Perspective

  • The Evolving Role of Technology in Education: Examine how technology is reshaping traditional educational models, creating new opportunities, and addressing challenges.
  • Real-World Applications: Showcase innovative technologies and platforms that are revolutionizing learning experiences, both within and outside the classroom.
  • Strategic Implementation: Discuss the importance of a comprehensive approach to technology integration, encompassing infrastructure, training, and content development.
  • The Future of Learning: Gain insights into emerging trends and technologies that are set to shape the future of education and learning spaces.

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

[Presentation] 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.

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

[Case Study] Showcase a Real-World Example of a School, University, or Corporate Training Center 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.

Panel Members

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

Digital Signage in the AI-age:
From Engaging Experiences to Business Critical Best Practice

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

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

[Presentation] State of the Digital Signage Industry

  • Trends & Drivers in global digital signage

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

[Presentation] Digital Signage Made in India Session

11:30AM – 11:50 AM

[Presentation] Best Practice Retail from Flagship to Experience Center – Unveiling the World’s Coolest Digital Signage Retail Concepts

11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

[Panel Discussion] Immersive Retail Experiences – AI, Sensors and Data Turning Data into Dollar (and memorable experiences)

Moderator

Panel Members

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM

[Presentation] Software & Services Trends & Drivers

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?

Moderator

Panel Members

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Q & A

Wednesday, 4 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CONTENT PRODUCTION & STREAMING

AI & Beyond: Scripting India’s Content Renaissance

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

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

11:00 AM – 11:20 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

11:20AM – 11:40 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

11:45 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

Panel Members

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

The Future of Command and Control:
Technological Advancements and Industry Trends

Synopsis

This session explores the future of command and control, showcasing the cutting-edge technologies transforming how decisions are made and operations are managed. Discover the latest trends in data visualization, communication systems, and robotics, and learn how they revolutionize efficiency and security. Join industry experts in a thought-provoking discussion on the impact of data analytics, AI, and visualization on control rooms across sectors. Gain insights into the tools and strategies that are shaping the next generation of command-and-control centers.

Key Highlights

  • Explore the role of emerging technologies in enhancing command and control operations
  • Learn about the diverse applications of robotics in various industries
  • Gain insights into the latest trends in data analytics, AI, and visualization
  • Network with industry experts and innovators
  • Discover the future prospects of command and control technologies

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

[Case Study] Command Centres – Tech Trends Today and Future

  • Latest advancements and future prospects in control room technologies
  • How industry experts and innovators are unraveling the current landscape of control room solutions
  • Shedding light on the integration of data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced visualization techniques
  • Gaining valuable insights into the transformative power of these technologies and their implications for control room operations across various sectors

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

[Case] Robotics for Command, Control, Security and Management

  • Industrial Robots at Work: Nearly a million robots are in use globally, performing tasks like assembly, handling hazardous materials, and inspection across various industries.
  • Robot Intelligence: While even simple robots improve productivity, advanced AI-powered robots are used in space exploration, surgery, and even as pets.
  • Advanced Intelligence: New robotics applications require advanced intelligence, integrating machine vision, touch sensing, speech recognition, and mechanics.
  • Transforming Production: Robots with integrated vision and touch revolutionize production and delivery systems, achieving accuracy beyond human capabilities.
  • Beyond Automotive: Robotics applications expand beyond automotive origins, with intelligent assist devices and innovative configurations emerging.
  • Vision Challenges: Versatile object recognition and bipedal movement remain challenges in robotics research.
  • Ubiquitous Presence: Industrial robots, underwater robots, demolition robots, and surgical robots are already in use worldwide.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

[Panel Discussion] Control Room Trends: Data, AI, and Visualisation – What’s Now? Where Next?

  • Explore the cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing control room operations.
  • Discover the latest advancements in data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and visualization techniques.
  • Learn how these technologies are being integrated to enhance decision-making, optimize processes, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Gain insights from industry experts and innovators on the current landscape and future prospects of control room solutions.
  • Understand the transformative power of data, AI, and visualization in shaping the future of control rooms across various sectors.

Wednesday, 4 September

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CONFERENCE & COLLABORATION

AI-Powered Collaboration:
Unleashing Innovation While Safeguarding the Future of Work

Synopsis

This immersive 2-hour track explores the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and secure communication in the modern workplace.  As businesses embrace hybrid work models and leverage AI-driven tools to enhance collaboration, ensuring robust security measures becomes paramount. Through engaging presentations, expert panel discussions, and real-world case studies, this track delves into the transformative potential of AI-powered collaboration while addressing the critical need for secure, reliable communication systems.

Key Highlights

  • The AI Advantage: Discover how AI is revolutionizing workplace collaboration through intelligent chatbots, virtual assistants, real-time translation, automated meeting summaries, and other cutting-edge tools.
  • Real-World Impact: Explore real-world examples of organizations leveraging AI to streamline workflows, boost team productivity, and foster a more connected workforce.
  • Security in the Spotlight: Gain insights into the advantages and challenges of cloud-based and on-premise collaboration solutions, emphasizing the importance of data security, privacy, and compliance.
  • Hybrid Solutions: Explore the potential of hybrid models that combine the flexibility of cloud services with the security of on-premise infrastructure to create a resilient communication ecosystem.
  • Building a Secure, AI-Enhanced Collaboration Ecosystem: Learn practical strategies for evaluating and implementing communication and collaboration solutions that prioritize security, scalability, and user experience.
  • Case Study: Examine a real-world case study of an organization that has successfully implemented a secure, on-premise collaboration system, highlighting key lessons and takeaways.
  • Future-Proofing Communication: Get actionable insights on how to strategically leverage AI and secure communication technologies to build a collaborative workplace that is adaptable and resilient in the face of evolving challenges.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

[Presentation] AI-Powered Collaboration: Balancing Innovation and Security in the Hybrid Workplace

  • The Future of Work: Explores how the hybrid work model is becoming the new norm.
  • AI’s Transformative Role: Highlights AI’s pivotal role in reshaping communication and collaboration in the workplace.
  • AI-Driven Tools: Delves into the exciting possibilities offered by AI-powered tools to boost productivity and employee engagement.
  • Security & Robustness: Addresses the critical need for secure and reliable communication systems in the AI-driven workplace.
  • Balancing Innovation and Security: Emphasizes the importance of finding the right balance between leveraging AI’s i

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

[Case] Secure Corporate Communications & Collaboration in 2024

  • The Cloud’s Limitations: Examines the drawbacks and risks of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools for security-conscious organizations.
  • On-Premise Advantages: Highlights the benefits of on-premise solutions, including enhanced data security, control, and reliability.
  • Building Secure Systems: Offers practical advice on constructing secure communication and collaboration platforms for teams.
  • Importance for Businesses: Explains why secure communication is crucial for corporate environments and addresses the specific challenges they face.
  • Evaluating On-Premise Solutions: Provides guidance to organizations on assessing the suitability of on-premise video collaboration system systems for their unique communication systems for their unique communication requirements.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

[Panel Discussion] All about AI – Future of Workplace Collaboration and Engagement

  • The AI Revolution: Examines how AI is fundamentally changing workplace collaboration and engagement.
  • Industry Experts & Visionaries: Gathers diverse perspectives from leaders in the field to explore AI’s impact on the future of work.
  • Transformative Potential: Explores the wide-ranging possibilities of AI, from automation and machine learning to chatbots and augmented reality.
  • Real-World Examples: Features concrete examples of how AI is already enhancing productivity and fostering new collaborative opportunities.
  • The Future of Work: Discusses how AI will continue to shape the workplace of tomorrow and what it means for businesses and employees.

Panel Members

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Q&A

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

[Presentation] Collaboration at Modern Workplace
This session is sponsored by Crestron India

As the hybrid workplace evolves, agile companies are reimagining the tools, technology and collaboration solutions needed to profoundly advance the people, processes, and philosophies that will impact business performance and outcomes for years to come.

This new digital transformation is bridging the workplace to the workspace and empowering people to collaborate efficiently and effectively from anywhere.

Explore a holistic approach to the workplace of TODAY, tomorrow, and beyond – so you can create positive, safe, and productive environments.

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

LIVE EVENTS & EXPERIENTIAL PLANNING

Live Events & Experiential Planning

Co-organised Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) &
Association of Exhibitions Stand Designers and Constructors (AESDAC)

Thursday, 5 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

AUDIO

The Future of Audio: Innovation, Optimization, and Standardization

Synopsis

This session explores the latest trends and technologies shaping the audio industry, covering immersive experiences, practical applications, and industry standards. It delves into the world of immersive audio, its various formats, and applications across industries. It also provides a guide on utilizing voice lift technology for local and remote meetings, optimizing hybrid environments. Additionally, the track offers a hands-on exploration of audio system measurement standards, including AVIXA’s Audio Coverage Uniformity and Spectral Balance standards and STIPA.

Key Highlights

  • Understanding the principles and applications of immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Ambisonics
  • Optimizing voice lift technology for effective communication in hybrid environments
  • Hands-on experience with audio system measurement standards and techniques

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

[Presentation] Immersive Audio: The Next Frontier of Sound Experiences

  • Explore the captivating world of immersive audio technology.
  • Learn the fundamental principles of immersive audio.
  • Discover various immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Ambisonics.
  • Understand how immersive audio is revolutionizing entertainment, communication, and creating unforgettable experiences.
  • Explore applications of immersive audio across diverse industries like cinemas, theme parks, museums, and corporate environments.

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

[Case Study] Don’t Raise Your Voice – Using Voice Lift in a Conference Space

  • Master the basics of voice lift technology for clear communication.
  • Discover strategies for optimizing voice lift in both local and remote meetings.
  • Learn how to create a seamless hybrid environment for all participants.
  • Get the most value out of your voice lift investment through effective usage.
  • Improve communication and engagement in your conference spaces.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

[Panel Discussion] Audio Standards in Action

  • Deep dive into audio system measurement techniques.
  • Learn about AVIXA’s Audio Coverage Uniformity and Spectral Balance standards.
  • Understand STIPA (Speech Transmission Index for Public Address) for speech intelligibility assessment.
  • Hands-on experience with pre-measurement preparation, system measurement, data capture, processing, and report generation.
  • Gain practical skills in optimizing audio system performance.

Thursday, 5 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CTS PREP WORKSHOP

CTS Exams – How to Successfully Study for it? (with CTS Mock Exams)

Taking any exam can be intimidating, but with preparation and practice, you’ll get those important CTS letters at the end of your name. Come to this two-hour session to help ease your nerves and boost your confidence before you take the Certified Technology Specialist™ CTS® exam. Through this session, you will home in on the specific areas where you need to focus your study time.

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InfoComm India Summit

InfoComm India Summit

About the Summit

Hear about industry trends, technology updates and future forecasting across an array of learning platforms featuring experts in the Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience Technologies industries.

2024 Summit Program

Information is correct at time of writing. Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program without prior notice.

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

  • Growth and Trends: Examining market demand drivers such as digitalization and advanced AV solutions
  • Technological Innovations: Discussing the impact of 4K/8K UHD, AR/VR, AI, and IoT
  • Challenges: Addressing skill shortages and infrastructure issues
  • Solutions: Proposals for overcoming obstacles, including training programs and government support
  • Investment Opportunities: Highlighting potential for growth and areas ripe for investment
  • Sustainability and Future Prospects: Emphasizing sustainable practices and predicting industry trends and growth

Moderator

Panel Members

Tuesday, 3 September

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

SMART & SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Empowering Sustainable Cities: Connected, Resilient, and Thriving

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 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
  • Learn about the alignment of urban priorities with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the localization
  • Explore real-life case studies showcasing the strengthening of urban resilience via smart city
  • Engage in a panel discussion with industry experts on collective actions for achieving shared goals in urban
  • Connect with thought leaders, innovators, and peers, and partake in interactive

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Opening Remarks & Welcome

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

[Presentation] 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

[Presentation] Shifting Urban Priorities and Localization of SDGs

  • Aligning urban development with Sustainable Development Goals (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 Sustainable Urban Development

  • Introduction to a successful smart city project
  • 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
  • Overcoming challenges in sustainable urban development
  • Future trends in urban sustainability and technology
  • Audience Ǫ&A

Moderator

Panel Members

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 – 4:20 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

Immerse & Inspire:
Crafting Experiences, Shaping Narratives through Technology and Creativity

Co-organised with Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Synopsis

This groundbreaking track at InfoComm India 2024 delves into the captivating world of immersive storytelling, exploring how technology and design converge to create unforgettable experiences. From understanding the cultural nuances of storytelling in India to the technical complexities of integration, this track offers a comprehensive overview of the art and science behind crafting immersive narratives.

Key Highlights

  • Designing for India: Uncover the cultural context that shapes storytelling in India and learn how to incorporate local traditions and values to create narratives that resonate with the Indian audience.
  • Technical Backbone: Explore the intricacies of integrating diverse technologies like audio, visual, lighting, and control systems to build the foundation for immersive experiences.
  • Projection Technology: Witness how cutting-edge projection solutions, including high-brightness projectors, laser projection, and projection mapping, elevate storytelling and create captivating environments.
  • Real-World Applications: Gain firsthand insights from industry leaders who have successfully implemented immersive storytelling in museums, retail spaces, and theme parks, understanding their impact, challenges, and future prospects.
  • Spatial Design: Discover the power of spatial design in enhancing storytelling, exploring how architecture, interior design, lighting, and environmental cues evoke emotions and engage audiences.
  • Panel Discussion: Engage in a dynamic conversation with experts from various fields, discussing the landscape of immersive storytelling in India, sharing success stories, and envisioning the future of this rapidly evolving field.

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

[Presentation] Designing for India: Cultural Nuances and Immersive Storytelling

Explore the cultural context of storytelling in India and how it influences the design of immersive experiences. Discuss the importance of understanding cultural nuances, incorporating local traditions, and creating narratives that resonate with the Indian audience.

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

[Presentation] Integrating Technology: Building the Backbone of Immersive Experiences

Dive into the technical complexities of creating immersive experiences, focusing on the system integrator’s role in bringing together diverse technologies (audio, visual, lighting, control systems, etc.) to create a seamless and impactful experience. Discuss challenges faced in integrating complex systems, strategies for overcoming these challenges, and best practices for ensuring a successful project outcome.

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

[Presentation] Illuminating Stories: The Role of Projection Technology in Immersive Experiences

Showcase how projection technology enhances storytelling and creates immersive environments. Discuss the latest advancements in projection technology, such as high-brightness projectors, laser projection, and projection mapping. Share examples of how projection solutions have been used to create impactful immersive experiences in India and globally.

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

[Presentation] Creating Spaces, Shaping Stories: The Power of Spatial Design

Explore the significance of spatial design in creating immersive experiences. Discuss how architecture, interior design, lighting, and environmental cues can be used to enhance storytelling and evoke emotions. Share examples of successful spatial design projects in India and discuss their impact on guest engagement.

3:20 PM – 4:20 PM

[Panel Discussion] Immerse & Inspire – The Art and Science of Storytelling in India

  • Expand the discussion to include the role of projection technology in shaping immersive narratives.
  • Explore how technology and design intersect to create impactful experiences.
  • Discuss the latest trends and innovations in immersive technologies and their impact on storytelling.
  • Share insights on creating immersive experiences that are both engaging and culturally relevant to the Indian audience.

Tuesday, 3 September

2:00 PM – 3:45 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 – 2:20 PM

[Presentation] Harnessing Technology to Revolutionize Learning Spaces: Insights from a CEO’s Perspective

  • The Evolving Role of Technology in Education: Examine how technology is reshaping traditional educational models, creating new opportunities, and addressing challenges.
  • Real-World Applications: Showcase innovative technologies and platforms that are revolutionizing learning experiences, both within and outside the classroom.
  • Strategic Implementation: Discuss the importance of a comprehensive approach to technology integration, encompassing infrastructure, training, and content development.
  • The Future of Learning: Gain insights into emerging trends and technologies that are set to shape the future of education and learning spaces.

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

[Presentation] 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.

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

[Case Study] Showcase a Real-World Example of a School, University, or Corporate Training Center 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.

Panel Members

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

Digital Signage in the AI-age:
From Engaging Experiences to Business Critical Best Practice

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

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

[Presentation] State of the Digital Signage Industry

  • Trends & Drivers in global digital signage

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

[Presentation] Digital Signage Made in India Session

11:30AM – 11:50 AM

[Presentation] Best Practice Retail from Flagship to Experience Center – Unveiling the World’s Coolest Digital Signage Retail Concepts

11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

[Panel Discussion] Immersive Retail Experiences – AI, Sensors and Data Turning Data into Dollar (and memorable experiences)

Moderator

Panel Members

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM

[Presentation] Software & Services Trends & Drivers

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?

Moderator

Panel Members

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Q & A

Wednesday, 4 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CONTENT PRODUCTION & STREAMING

AI & Beyond: Scripting India’s Content Renaissance

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

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

11:00 AM – 11:20 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

11:20AM – 11:40 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

11:45 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

Panel Members

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

The Future of Command and Control:
Technological Advancements and Industry Trends

Synopsis

This session explores the future of command and control, showcasing the cutting-edge technologies transforming how decisions are made and operations are managed. Discover the latest trends in data visualization, communication systems, and robotics, and learn how they revolutionize efficiency and security. Join industry experts in a thought-provoking discussion on the impact of data analytics, AI, and visualization on control rooms across sectors. Gain insights into the tools and strategies that are shaping the next generation of command-and-control centers.

Key Highlights

  • Explore the role of emerging technologies in enhancing command and control operations
  • Learn about the diverse applications of robotics in various industries
  • Gain insights into the latest trends in data analytics, AI, and visualization
  • Network with industry experts and innovators
  • Discover the future prospects of command and control technologies

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

[Case Study] Command Centres – Tech Trends Today and Future

  • Latest advancements and future prospects in control room technologies
  • How industry experts and innovators are unraveling the current landscape of control room solutions
  • Shedding light on the integration of data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced visualization techniques
  • Gaining valuable insights into the transformative power of these technologies and their implications for control room operations across various sectors

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

[Case] Robotics for Command, Control, Security and Management

  • Industrial Robots at Work: Nearly a million robots are in use globally, performing tasks like assembly, handling hazardous materials, and inspection across various industries.
  • Robot Intelligence: While even simple robots improve productivity, advanced AI-powered robots are used in space exploration, surgery, and even as pets.
  • Advanced Intelligence: New robotics applications require advanced intelligence, integrating machine vision, touch sensing, speech recognition, and mechanics.
  • Transforming Production: Robots with integrated vision and touch revolutionize production and delivery systems, achieving accuracy beyond human capabilities.
  • Beyond Automotive: Robotics applications expand beyond automotive origins, with intelligent assist devices and innovative configurations emerging.
  • Vision Challenges: Versatile object recognition and bipedal movement remain challenges in robotics research.
  • Ubiquitous Presence: Industrial robots, underwater robots, demolition robots, and surgical robots are already in use worldwide.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

[Panel Discussion] Control Room Trends: Data, AI, and Visualisation – What’s Now? Where Next?

  • Explore the cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing control room operations.
  • Discover the latest advancements in data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and visualization techniques.
  • Learn how these technologies are being integrated to enhance decision-making, optimize processes, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Gain insights from industry experts and innovators on the current landscape and future prospects of control room solutions.
  • Understand the transformative power of data, AI, and visualization in shaping the future of control rooms across various sectors.

Wednesday, 4 September

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CONFERENCE & COLLABORATION

AI-Powered Collaboration:
Unleashing Innovation While Safeguarding the Future of Work

Synopsis

This immersive 2-hour track explores the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and secure communication in the modern workplace.  As businesses embrace hybrid work models and leverage AI-driven tools to enhance collaboration, ensuring robust security measures becomes paramount. Through engaging presentations, expert panel discussions, and real-world case studies, this track delves into the transformative potential of AI-powered collaboration while addressing the critical need for secure, reliable communication systems.

Key Highlights

  • The AI Advantage: Discover how AI is revolutionizing workplace collaboration through intelligent chatbots, virtual assistants, real-time translation, automated meeting summaries, and other cutting-edge tools.
  • Real-World Impact: Explore real-world examples of organizations leveraging AI to streamline workflows, boost team productivity, and foster a more connected workforce.
  • Security in the Spotlight: Gain insights into the advantages and challenges of cloud-based and on-premise collaboration solutions, emphasizing the importance of data security, privacy, and compliance.
  • Hybrid Solutions: Explore the potential of hybrid models that combine the flexibility of cloud services with the security of on-premise infrastructure to create a resilient communication ecosystem.
  • Building a Secure, AI-Enhanced Collaboration Ecosystem: Learn practical strategies for evaluating and implementing communication and collaboration solutions that prioritize security, scalability, and user experience.
  • Case Study: Examine a real-world case study of an organization that has successfully implemented a secure, on-premise collaboration system, highlighting key lessons and takeaways.
  • Future-Proofing Communication: Get actionable insights on how to strategically leverage AI and secure communication technologies to build a collaborative workplace that is adaptable and resilient in the face of evolving challenges.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

[Presentation] AI-Powered Collaboration: Balancing Innovation and Security in the Hybrid Workplace

  • The Future of Work: Explores how the hybrid work model is becoming the new norm.
  • AI’s Transformative Role: Highlights AI’s pivotal role in reshaping communication and collaboration in the workplace.
  • AI-Driven Tools: Delves into the exciting possibilities offered by AI-powered tools to boost productivity and employee engagement.
  • Security & Robustness: Addresses the critical need for secure and reliable communication systems in the AI-driven workplace.
  • Balancing Innovation and Security: Emphasizes the importance of finding the right balance between leveraging AI’s i

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

[Case] Secure Corporate Communications & Collaboration in 2024

  • The Cloud’s Limitations: Examines the drawbacks and risks of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools for security-conscious organizations.
  • On-Premise Advantages: Highlights the benefits of on-premise solutions, including enhanced data security, control, and reliability.
  • Building Secure Systems: Offers practical advice on constructing secure communication and collaboration platforms for teams.
  • Importance for Businesses: Explains why secure communication is crucial for corporate environments and addresses the specific challenges they face.
  • Evaluating On-Premise Solutions: Provides guidance to organizations on assessing the suitability of on-premise video collaboration system systems for their unique communication systems for their unique communication requirements.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

[Panel Discussion] All about AI – Future of Workplace Collaboration and Engagement

  • The AI Revolution: Examines how AI is fundamentally changing workplace collaboration and engagement.
  • Industry Experts & Visionaries: Gathers diverse perspectives from leaders in the field to explore AI’s impact on the future of work.
  • Transformative Potential: Explores the wide-ranging possibilities of AI, from automation and machine learning to chatbots and augmented reality.
  • Real-World Examples: Features concrete examples of how AI is already enhancing productivity and fostering new collaborative opportunities.
  • The Future of Work: Discusses how AI will continue to shape the workplace of tomorrow and what it means for businesses and employees.

Panel Members

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Q&A

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

[Presentation] Collaboration at Modern Workplace
This session is sponsored by Crestron India

As the hybrid workplace evolves, agile companies are reimagining the tools, technology and collaboration solutions needed to profoundly advance the people, processes, and philosophies that will impact business performance and outcomes for years to come.

This new digital transformation is bridging the workplace to the workspace and empowering people to collaborate efficiently and effectively from anywhere.

Explore a holistic approach to the workplace of TODAY, tomorrow, and beyond – so you can create positive, safe, and productive environments.

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

LIVE EVENTS & EXPERIENTIAL PLANNING

Live Events & Experiential Planning

Co-organised Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) &
Association of Exhibitions Stand Designers and Constructors (AESDAC)

Thursday, 5 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 104B, Level 1

AUDIO

The Future of Audio: Innovation, Optimization, and Standardization

Synopsis

This session explores the latest trends and technologies shaping the audio industry, covering immersive experiences, practical applications, and industry standards. It delves into the world of immersive audio, its various formats, and applications across industries. It also provides a guide on utilizing voice lift technology for local and remote meetings, optimizing hybrid environments. Additionally, the track offers a hands-on exploration of audio system measurement standards, including AVIXA’s Audio Coverage Uniformity and Spectral Balance standards and STIPA.

Key Highlights

  • Understanding the principles and applications of immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Ambisonics
  • Optimizing voice lift technology for effective communication in hybrid environments
  • Hands-on experience with audio system measurement standards and techniques

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

[Presentation] Immersive Audio: The Next Frontier of Sound Experiences

  • Explore the captivating world of immersive audio technology.
  • Learn the fundamental principles of immersive audio.
  • Discover various immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Ambisonics.
  • Understand how immersive audio is revolutionizing entertainment, communication, and creating unforgettable experiences.
  • Explore applications of immersive audio across diverse industries like cinemas, theme parks, museums, and corporate environments.

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

[Case Study] Don’t Raise Your Voice – Using Voice Lift in a Conference Space

  • Master the basics of voice lift technology for clear communication.
  • Discover strategies for optimizing voice lift in both local and remote meetings.
  • Learn how to create a seamless hybrid environment for all participants.
  • Get the most value out of your voice lift investment through effective usage.
  • Improve communication and engagement in your conference spaces.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

[Panel Discussion] Audio Standards in Action

  • Deep dive into audio system measurement techniques.
  • Learn about AVIXA’s Audio Coverage Uniformity and Spectral Balance standards.
  • Understand STIPA (Speech Transmission Index for Public Address) for speech intelligibility assessment.
  • Hands-on experience with pre-measurement preparation, system measurement, data capture, processing, and report generation.
  • Gain practical skills in optimizing audio system performance.

Thursday, 5 September

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 102, Level 1

CTS PREP WORKSHOP

CTS Exams – How to Successfully Study for it? (with CTS Mock Exams)

Taking any exam can be intimidating, but with preparation and practice, you’ll get those important CTS letters at the end of your name. Come to this two-hour session to help ease your nerves and boost your confidence before you take the Certified Technology Specialist™ CTS® exam. Through this session, you will home in on the specific areas where you need to focus your study time.

Diverse Summit Tracks

Choose from a variety of learning platforms offering an exciting educational line-up form high-level strategic discussion to technology and industry-focused sessions.

AVIXA Seminars

AV technical personnel and professional end-users from various industries can learn technical skills and knowiedge directly from experts from AVIXA, the organization representation Pro-AV and Integrated Experience Solutions professionals worldwide.

Industry Forums

Industry Forums hone in on major industry projects in Asia, as well as factors impacting the industry. Presentations will also include the developments of AV in the industries, as well as new technologies that will affect the industry in the near future.

3-Day Webinar Agenda on GoVIRTUAL​

GoVIRTUAL 2020 Speakers​

Alec Graham

AV Solutions Architect

Citadel Technology
Abdul Waheed

CTS Managing Director

EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd
Akash Singh

Manager, Product Training & Development

Globus Infocom Limited
Ashish Bajaj

Director, Enterprise Sales

Harman International (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Bharath Kumar A

Managing Director

Kramer Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
Christine Schyvinck

President and CEO

Shure Incorporated
Devraj Panicker

Market Development Manager

Shure
Elisha Gladson Yeshwant

Senior Application Engineer

Harman Professional Solutions
Essam Refai

Senior Technology Consultant, AV Team Lead,

Aurecon, Australia
Farhan Walele

National Product Manager India & SAARC

Crestron India
Firdosh D. Balsara

Regional Senior Business Director

Leyard Hong Kong Interntional Co. Ltd
Govind Korekar

Director

Deloitte Digital
H.R. Mohan

Chair, ACM Chennai & Past President

Computer Society of India
Jayaprakash Chinnamuthu

Director – Customer Experience

Crestron India
Joe Fong

Deputy Managing Director

Electronics & Engineering Group of Companies
John C. Wang

Vice Chairman

DSMA
Jonathan Seller

Senior Director of Development

AVIXA
Jonathan Tulip

Principal Audio-Visual Consultant

Venav Media & Technology Consultants, Qatar, UK
Karthik Narayanan

General Manager

Newline Interactive Inc.
Kuldip Kamat, CTS

Managing Director

All Wave AV
Mahua Mukhopadhyay

Director

AVID India
Nitin Joshi

Asia-Pacific IT Audiovisual and Mobility

3DS.COM
Nitin Sawant

Partner

IBM India
Piet van der Zanden

Education Expert AV-IT in Learning Spaces

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands
Puneet Sethi

Senior Director

Samsung
Prof Tathagata Chatterji

Professor, Urban Management and Governance

Xavier School of Human Settlement
Roopa Krishnamurthy

Acoustical Consultant

Sachin Prabhudesai

Vice President

ACTIS Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Sanil Nadkarni

CISO I VP

SLK Global
Shubhagato Dasgupta

Senior Fellow

Centre for Policy Research
Simran Grover

Pre sales- Executive

Samsung
Sourav Chakrobarty

Deputy General Manager

Samsung
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