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InfoComm India 2021 GoVIRTUAL Summit​

InfoComm India goes fully digital on 15-16 September on GoVIRTUAL. Look forward to a diverse range of summit tracks from high-level strategic discussion to technology and industry-focused sessions addressing the critical pain points of AV and IT Channel players and vertical market buyers. 

DAY 1 • 15 SEPTEMBER 2021

技术演讲 (三层310室)

INDUSTRY FORUMS

Urban Development and Planning

10:00 – 10:15

Keynote Address

C K Varma, Additional Director-General, Central Public Works Department (CPWD)

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10:15 – 10:45

Case Study: How does Covid Shape Urban Planning and Design for New India?

The pandemic we face today has thrown challenges to how buildings and infrastructure need to cater to crowd control and monitoring and air quality management, among other issues. This will inform our future approach to public infrastructure planning and design.

Nisha Mathew Ghosh, Founding Co-Partner, Mathew and Ghosh Architects, India

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10:45 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: Key Considerations for Future Urban Development and Planning in India

  • How does COVID-19 push urban planners to think about redesigning more resilient cities?
  • Invest in green and energy-efficient infrastructure for a sustainable city?

Moderator: 

  • Abhishek Pandey, Editor, Urban Update

Panelists:

  • Golagani Hari Venkata Kumari, Mayor, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
  • Saleha Sapra, Co-Founder, City Sabha
  • Sanyukta Bhatia, Mayor, Lucknow Municipal Corporation
  • Prof (Dr) Ashwani Luthra, Director, Centre for Sustainable Habitat, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
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Digital Government

11:45 – 12:15

Digital Government Transformation Post Covid-19

Reopening government will not mean returning to business as usual; the next normal will be different. COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every area of governance, from public transit to welfare services to law enforcement.

Brijendra Kumar, Partner and Lead, Government Technology, KPMG India

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12:15 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: Contactless Economy & Need for Digitalisation

  • What it takes for your business to become digitally ready, resilient against challenges, and built for the future?
  • Re-evaluate and accelerate IT initiatives and digital infrastructure strategies

Moderator:

  • Vihang Vinod Shah, Executive Advisor, SynFiny Advisors

Panelists:

  • Mehjabeen Taj Aalam, CIO, Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd.
  • KRC Murty, Senior Vice President & Head – IT Apps RTB, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
  • Shantanu Srivastava, Regional Director, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Mumbai
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The Future of Tourism

14:15 – 14:45

Case Study: The Essential Components of Memorable Projection Mapping Installations

What it takes to make a monument come to life? This session will illustrate projection mapping, design practices and associated installations of completing son et luminaire.

Rishubh Nayar, Director, Christie Digital Systems (India) Private Limited

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14:45 – 15:30

Panel Discussion: The Future of Tourism in India

  • Domestic tourism economy – promotions, challenges, and possible solutions?
  • It won’t be business as usual when India reopens, how do you revive enthusiasm and build confidence in the minds of travelers to Indian tourism sites?

Moderator:

  • Amaresh Tiwari, Vice Chairman, India Convention Promotion Bureau; Director & Board Member FAITH, CEO, Meetings and Incentives World; Managing Director, A.T. Seasons & Vacations Travel Pvt. Ltd

Panelists:

  • Jyoti Mayal, President, Travel Agents Association of India
  • Professor Ramesh C. Gaur, Dean & Head, Kalanidhi Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
  • Yuvraj Padole, Deputy Director – Events & Marketing, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board
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Future Workplace Design

15:30 – 15:40

Opening Remarks

Hasmukh Shah, Chairman-elect, Institute of Indian Interior Designers, Mumbai Regional Chapter

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15:40 – 16:30

Panel Discussion: The Future Workplace Realities

  • What will be the changes of future workplace in terms of design, space and technology adoption accelerated by COVID-19?
  • How is AV driving innovation and what does the future of AV in the workplace look like?

Moderator: 

  • Ar. Prashant Sutaria, Principal Architect, Prashant Sutaria Architects

Panelists:

  • Ar. Alhad Gore, Managing Partner, Beyond Design Architects and Consultants
  • Ar. Kartik Punjabi, Managing Director, Vijay Punjabi Consultants Pvt Ltd
  • Ar. Kulin Kapadia, Founder at Alcove Design Consultants, Director Paperspace Asia
Play Video

16:30 – 17:00

Case Study: Hybrid Workspace – Trends, Challenges, and Installations in Action

To prepare for a flexible remote and in-person work options, 73% of Indian business decision makers are considering redesigning physical spaces to better accommodate hybrid work environments. This session will examine the key challenges and installation tips through 2 practical case studies.

Johnny Lin, Senior Director of Sales, APAC, Screenbeam Inc.
Albert Chen, FAE Manager, Screenbeam Inc.

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AVIXA SEMINARS

10:30 – 12:00

AV LEADERS CONNECT

Welcome Address 

Richard Tan, Executive Director, InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd

Global Pro AV Outlook: Charting a Path Out of the Pandemic

At the start of this year’s AV Leaders Connect, AVIXA shares its latest intelligence on industry trends to help AV leaders navigate the disruptions & opportunities brought about by the pandemic. Gain a competitive edge & the data needed to steer business growth.

Jonathan Seller, Sr. Director, Development APAC, AVIXA

Panel Discussion: Emerging Trends – What the Industry is Going to Look Like After 2021?

In the second part of AV Leaders Connect, AVIXA will moderate a panel of industry experts. These experts can speak to how technology is working in the real world. Attendees will get a sense of which shifts will impact them whether they are in education, corporate, or retail. Join the group of leading consultants in discussing where the AV industry is headed.

Moderator:

  • Jonathan Seller, Sr. Director, Development APAC, AVIXA

Panelists:

  • Abdul Waheed, CTS, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies PVT, LTD
  • Kelvin King, Consultant
  • Mradul Sharma, Managing Director & Principal, 3CDN
  • Sangya Gupta, CEO, ASK Consultants
  • Vineet Singh, Managing Director, HMPL Consulting
Play Video

12:00 – 13:00

Technologies for New Commercial Real Estate – Methods and Applications for Post COVID

The covid pandemic has impacted commercial real estate negatively around the world. We have a bit of a corporate workplace space but up to which technologies may go up to commercial real estate in a much more productive as well as may stimulate the remote workers to go back to the office safely and securely as well as improving their productivity.

Kuldip Kamat, Managing Director, All Wave AV Systems

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13:00 – 14:00

Escalation for Fast Decision Making

How often should your team escalate? Likely more often than they do! It can be effective to use fast and friendly escalation to resolve conflicts and make high-velocity decisions. Disagreements and conflicts among teams arise due to misaligned goals, competing interest, and sometimes different ways of thinking. In these situations, your teams could easily spend weeks or even months on debate and negotiation without results. This interactive course demystifies escalations and covers “why, when, and how-to.”

Rakesh Kumar, CTS – D, CTS – I, Technical Program Manager, Amazon

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14:00 – 15:00

Collaboration Equity – Just a buzz?

Hybrid work environment has brought about a new tech-jargon, Collaboration Equity. With this presentation, we hope to gather views from various corners of our industry to understand hybrid work environments in general and how Collaboration Equity will be a key design driver moving forward.

Mradul Sharma, Managing Director & Principal, 3CDN

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15:00 – 16:00

How to Design & Setup Video Meeting Rooms for Hybrid Working

Video Meetings have become a necessity in today’s world and have become a lynchpin for Hybrid or Flexible working arrangements. Video is increasingly pervasive in organizations of every size and type due to compelling improvements in AV quality, flexibility, ease of use, and affordability—plus the simple fact that face-to-face collaboration through video conferencing is the next best thing to being there in person. In the post pandemic world, modern video meetings are a game-changer, allowing remote workers and distributed teams to talk face to face, share files and screens, and whiteboard. Businesses that do not adopt the new way of working with Video Conferencing will fail to build relationships with the new supply chain, miss out on creativity and productivity that thrives on better communications between employees, and will be less agile and innovative.
As adoption rates steadily increase, so do expectations about the overall video meeting experience. This presentation will cover the key points on how to setup the perfect video conferencing solution in all sizes of rooms.

Varun Nair, B2B Product Manager – India & SWA, Logitech India

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16:00 – 17:00

Basics of Illumination

In this session we will learn about the basics of Light & its components, Important Lighting terminologies, Lux measurements for a space and Color mixing techniques.

Annie Dafni, Applications Engineer, Harman

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DAY 2 • 16 SEPTEMBER 2021

技术演讲 (三层310室)

INDUSTRY FORUMS

Reimagining Education

10:00 – 10:15

Keynote Address: National Education Policy 2020 – Reimagine Education in India

Narayanan Ramaswamy, Office Managing Partner for KPMG Kolkata; National Lead for Education & Skill Development Sector

Play Video

10:15 – 10:45

Case Study: Lecture Capture and Digital Libraries for Educational Institutions

This session will showcase solutions that help colleges record lectures, live stream and store for future reference by both students and staff. Different systems were created for small classrooms, lecture halls and auditoria. Students benefitted because they could access lectures at any time, from anywhere, at their convenience. The digital library that stores recorded lectures have become the mainstay for students during their revisions.

Koreth Mathew, Director, A&T Video Networks Pvt. Ltd.

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10:45 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: Rising above the COVID-19 Challenges in India’s Education Sector

  • Key challenges of hybrid learning faced by the higher education sector and how organizations are dealing with them
  • Moving forward, what it takes to build a robust and sustainable learning system in the context of a pandemic?
  • Changes to expect in the next 3 years, what do you see the biggest challenge is in the education sector

Moderator:

  • Narayanan Ramaswamy, Office Managing Partner for KPMG Kolkata; National Lead for Education & Skill Development Sector

Panelists:

  • Dr. B. Anbuthambi, President, ICT Academy
  • Dr. Vivek Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Quantum University
  • Dr. S.N. Sridhara, Vice Chancellor, Hindustan University
Play Video

Cyber Security for Defence and Homeland Security

11:30 – 11:35

Opening Remarks by Computer Society of India, Mumbai Chapter

Cybersecurity incidents jumped from 3,94,499 in 2019 to 11,58,208 in 2020, according to the data shared by the Indian government. The information tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) showed that such attacks saw a four-fold jump in 2018 and recorded an 89 per cent growth in 2019.

Dr. Suresh A. Shan, Chairman, CSI Mumbai Chapter

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11:35 – 11:40

Inaugural Address

Dr. Gautam Mahapatra, President, Computer Society of India

11:40 – 11:55

Keynote – ‘Cyber Security Challenges’

In the era of hybrid working, security breaches stemming from work-from-home will be a major challenge facing data-sensitive organizations. How do such organizations prepare themselves for such an impending future while maintaining the highest-level security?

Nagesh Shastri, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC)

Play Video

11:55 – 12:25

How to Protect & Secure Critical Data

Murali Rao, Cyber Leader, Ernst & Young

Play Video

12:25 – 13:10

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Building Resilient Networks for National Defence and Homeland Security

  • Strategies for proactive network defense
  • Reducing cyber risks on an increasingly indefensible network
  • Shaping a culture of resilience among cyber operators

Moderator: 

  • Govind Korekar, Director, Deloitte Digital

Panelists:

  • Dr. Balsing Rajput, IPS, DCP, Technology and Crime Prevention, Mumbai Police
  • Dr. Suresh A. Shan, Chairman, CSI, Mumbai Chapter
  • Amit Ghodekar, Global Head of Cyber Security, Covermore Group
Play Video

The Future of Elections in India

14:00 – 14:15

Opening Remarks

Elections in India are the biggest National Event and how technology plays a dominant role in Indian elections.

Roshan Abbas, President, Event and Entertainment Management Association

Play Video

14:15 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: The Future of Elections in India

  • Planning for Digital Campaigns

Moderator:

  • Roshan Abbas, President, Event and Entertainment Management Association

Panelists:

  • Samit Garg, CEO & Co-Founder, E-Factor Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
  • Vijay Bokaria, Director, Moksh Events Pvt. Ltd.
  • Khantil Mehta, Co-founder and Creative Head, Go Bananas
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AVIXA SEMINARS

10:30 – 11:30

 

Experiential Installation – Technologies and Trends

The session will provide examples of Digital Narrative Experience Centers, such as Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Memorial, to showcase how AV can be used to create immersive experience for visitors. Applications on technologies used to enhance visitor expereince access and trends on future technologies and applications will be discussed.

Harbir Singh, Director, Pan Intellecom Ltd

Play Video

11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: The Current State of Conferencing and Collaboration

A panel of the foremost manufacturers and service providers share their insights on where conferencing and collaboration are now, a year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped our world. Plus, their predictions on where we are going next.

Moderator:

  • Abdul Waheed, CTS, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd

Panelists: 

  • Avinash Johri, Vice President, MAXHUB
  • Varun Nair, B2B Product Manager – India & SWA, Logitech India
  • Jayaprakash Chinnamuthu, Director – Customer Experience, Crestron India.
  • Anand Anupam, Global EVP for Sales & Marketing, Cyviz AS
Play Video

12:30 – 13:30

Today’s Cookbook for AV System-Integration

This session outlines changing business model and practices for AV system integration in today’s context. It will also provide guidance for system-integrators to tailor their approach towards changing technology and business landscape.

Edzil Deniz, Senior Consultant – IT, 3C Design Networks

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13:30 – 14:30

Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Technology

With COVID-19 peaking in 2020, companies had to decide on how to keep their businesses engaged. It is imperative to keep the communication & collaboration going among all the relevant stakeholders without disruption. With changing times & trends, people settled for a different video conferencing solution that was readily available to keep the business going, however these solutions had their own issues & threats in terms of security and other technological challenges.
In today’s hybrid world people need not be in the same room to accomplish a common task. With hybrid solutions, you get the best of both worlds – the advantages of meeting in person & technology that allows people to tune-in virtually from the safety and comfort of their home. Hybrid solution is the future and is here to stay. Corporate and Education spaces have changed on a foundational level. Both office space and classrooms are required to equip with technology that is versatile and flexible for remote and in-room participation. It is time to adjust your existing workspace and education infrastructure with effective Hybrid solutions to create a safer, more flexible and engaging business/learning environment.

Varun Agrawal, Business Head – West, Kramer India Pvt. Ltd

Play Video

14:30 – 15:00

10 AV Standards You Should Know About – Updates

Standards boost business. As a designer, installer, or system user, AV standards are written to help you improve quality and efficiency. Learn about 10 you should be using right now.

Ratnesh Javeri, Managing Director, Innovative Systems & Solutions

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15:00 – 16:00

AV LEADERS CONNECT

Challenges for Business Leaders Today and How to Overcome Them

(Session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances)

16:00 – 17:00

AVIXA Women’s Forum

Women and Leadership in a Predominately Male Industry

The mission of the AVIXA Women’s Council is to provide a platform for the global community of female AVIXA members and other professionals who are committed to supporting and empowering women in the technology and AV industry. Come join us at this forum and hear from highly accomplished female industry leaders, as they share their personal experience on they forged successful careers in a male-dominated tech industry sector by driving gender parity, inclusivity in the workplace and how they challenge the status quo. During an open discussion, you are invited to engage with these female trailblazers to receive advice and ideas for your own career.

Moderator:

  • Annu Jamloki, Co-founder & Director, Lewminadio Technologies

Panelists:

  • Sangya Gupta, CEO, ASK Consultants
  • Kirti Shetti, Director – Operations, Kramer Electronics India Pvt Ltd
  • Roopa Krishnamurthy, Acoustical Consultant
  • Kiran Dham, Managing Director & CEO, Globus Infocom
Play Video

18:05 – 18:50

Systems Integration India Awards Programme (Virtual) 

* Welcome Speech
* Tribute Video. Remembering those that have passed on.
* Showcasing the resilience of our industry:

  • Awards Winners Announcement
  • Congratulatory Speech by Richard Tan, Executive Director, InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd
  • Resilience Video – “Darkness before Dawn, this too shall pass”
  • Speech from David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

* Closing Thank You Speech

Register to get link to view the programme on 16th September at 6.05pm (IST) / 12.35pm (GMT)

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Webinar Agenda

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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