InfoComm India Summit

For Vertical Market Buyers and AV Professionals

For AV Professionals

Industry-Forums-India

Industry Forums

AV technology applications and solutions or project case studies for focused vertical markets.

AVIXA Seminars-India

AVIXA Seminars

Technical Updates on Audio, AV Transport & Network, Conference & Collaboration, or others, as well as Industry Practices and Trends on Digital Signage or others.

AV-Leaders-Connect-India

AV Leaders Connect

A by-invite-only program for the AV industry’s C-suite and directorate-level leaders that allows them to share intelligence, and discuss geopolitical and economic concerns, emerging technology trends and disruptions, and identify growth opportunities.

AV Mangers Day-India

AV Managers Day

Designed for mid-level management, AV Managers Day focuses on Project Case Studies sharing on AV project challenges & how to overcome them.

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.

2022 Summit Program

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

Day 1 5 September (All timings stated are in Indian Standard Time IST)

11:00 – 11:50

Seminar Room 1

AVIXA Seminars

Hyflex Integrated Classrooms – The Future of Learning

Acknowledging changes that the Covid-19 crisis has wrought on the learning and the education system around the world requires building on what we know works, as well as looking ahead to what students will need in the future. It emphasizes that the worldwide pandemic drove educators and learners to accelerate and adopt new models of learning and innovate beyond the walls of a classroom. Lockdowns pushed students around the globe to learn from home, resulting in a dramatic increase in the use of virtual collaboration tools. HyFlex learning empowers a virtual, interactive, and immersive teaching experience in the classroom, and at the same time, ensures the same learning experience for the students attending remotely. HyFlex approach right now offers – a massive opportunity to revolutionize the future of education and utilize technology to improve further learning.

Amit Chowdry

Founder and CEO
PeopleLink Unified Communications Pvt. Ltd.

12:00 – 12:50

Seminar Room 1

AVIXA Seminars

Surgery Recording and Streaming

Medical colleges and hospitals around the country have started to realize the benefits of implementing a surgery recording system. Mainly designed for medical students, trainee surgeons, CME programs and medico-legal purposes, these systems record surgery videos directly from the surgical scope. Recorders also combine surgeon’s audio and the patient’s vitals – presenting a holistic view of the surgery to the viewers. Surgeons can also interact with experts around the world during the surgery or live stream special surgeries.

Sathya Kumar

Chief Solution Architect
A&T Video Networks Pvt. Ltd

Koreth Mathew

Director
A&T Video Networks

12:00 – 12:10

Dress Circle

AV Leaders Connect

Welcome Remarks

Strictly by invitation only

Dave Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

12:10 – 12:40

Dress Circle

AV Leaders Connect

Keynote: Investing in India’s Digital Infrastructure

Strictly by invitation only

The pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of digital infrastructure. The digital infrastructure sector needs an investment of up to $23 billion by 2025, to support the growing demand for digital services and rising online traffic, according to a report from EY. This session shares the investment plans in the digital infrastructure.

Tilak Raj Dua

Director General
Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA)

12:40 – 13:20

Dress Circle

AV Leaders Connect

Panel Discussion: How will Emerging Tech Transform AV in the Next 3-5 Years?

Strictly by invitation only

  • What does emerging tech (cloud, 5G’s lightning-fast connectivity, IoT sensors etc.) mean for AV system integrators and manufacturers?
  • Which AV applications are best suited for emerging tech at scale?
  • What are the new skills required for the AV community?

Panellists

Mradul Sharma

Independent AV Consultant | AVIXA Board Member
AVIXA

Balaprasad Peddigari

Global Head, Technology Advisory Services
Tata Consultancy Services Hyd.

13:20 – 14:00

Dress Circle

AV Leaders Connect

Networking Drinks for AV Leaders

Strictly by invitation only

14:00 – 18:00

Seminar Room 2

Industry Forums

Government

Co-organized by Computer Society of India (CSI), Mumbai Chapter

14:00 – 14:15

Opening Remarks

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

14:15 – 14:45

Chief Guest Address

Rear Admiral C Raghuram, Vishisht Seva Medal, CSO-Tech, WNC, Head Quarter, Indian Navy

15:15 – 16:00

Panel Discussion: Creating Impenetrable Defence for Cyber Warfare

  • Strategic planning initiatives for Government and Defence installations
  • Understanding vulnerability
  • How to make your organization resilient?

Moderator:

Burgess Cooper, Partner, EY

 

Panelists:

  • Pawan Desai, Cofounder & CEO, MitKat Global Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Col (Dr.) Inderjeet Singh, Chief Cyber Officer, VARA Ltd
  • Lalit Popli, COO, Arcon

16:00 – 16:45

Panel Discussion: User Awareness & Geo Targeted Phishing Threats

Moderator:

Ravikiran Mankikar, Immdt Past Chairman, CSI Mumbai Chapter

 

Panelists:

  • Sanil Nadkarni, CISO, Byju’s Future School
  • Dr. Onkar Nath, Cyber Security Strategist
  • Mayank Parekh, MD, Everex Infotech

16:45 – 17:30

Panel Discussion: BFSI Cyberattacks and Cloud Security

Moderator:

Dr. Suresh A. Shan, Chairman, CSI Mumbai

 

Panellists:

  • Milind Mungale, MD & CEO, Protean InfoSec Services Limited
  • Yask Sharma, CISO, Indian Oil Corp
  • Shanker Ramrakhiani, CISO, IIFL
  • Ashwin Chaudhary, CEO & MD, Accedere

17:30 – 18:00

Achieving Offensive Defence in Cyber Space

Smith Gonsalves, Director & Principal, Consultant, CyberSmithSECURE

18:00

Closing & Vote of Thanks

ACP Suresh Swami, (retd) Vice Chairman, CSI Mumbai

14:00 – 16:20

Seminar Room 1

Industry Forums

IT Channel

Co-organized by Federation of All India Information Technology Associations (FAIITA)

14:00 – 14:40

Keynote: IT Business Opportunities in the Pro-AV Segment

Opening Remarks

Mradul Sharma

Independent AV Consultant | AVIXA Board Member
AVIXA

14:40 – 15:40

Panel Discussion: The Growing Business Opportunities in the Pro AV Sector in India

  • How can IT Industry keep the pace with changing methods of interaction across the sectors
  • Understanding and optimizing the convergence between the IT and Pro AV sectors
  • Growing need of customization and bringing the solutions to the table

Panellists

Kaushik Pandya

Advisor and Immediate Past President
FAIITA

Devesh Rastogi

President
FAIITA

S. Karthikeyan

Sr. Vice President
FAIITA

Navin Gupta

General Secretary
FAIITA

Naresh Batra

Governing Body Member
FAIITA

15:40 – 16:20

Case Study: Ways to Achieve an Intelligible Audio Setup for Challenging Spaces

Sandeep Saini, Harman International (India) Pvt. Ltd.

14:00 – 17:00

Seminar Room 3

Industry Forums

Retail

Co-organized by Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID)

14:00 – 14:15

Welcome Address

14:15 – 15:00

Keynote: Reimagining Sustainable Living in Future Ready Smart Spaces

15:00 – 15:45

Panel Discussion: Smart Designing for a Smart World: The way ahead

  • Evolving consumer expectations in evaluating space options
  • Design expectations for Individual Abodes and Public Spaces
  • Sustaining a Green world
  • Hybrid as a the new normal: innovative solutions through smart designs

16:00 – 16:45

Details will be available soon

16:45 – 17:00

Lucky Draw & Closing Remarks

16:00 – 18:00

Dress Circle

Industry Forums

Corporate

Co-organized by CIO Klub | Strictly by invitation only

16:00 – 16:30

Keynote: Managing Hybrid Work Environment in Large Organisations – Challenges

Keynote Address by Vijay Sethi, Leading Digital Transformation and Sustainability Evangelist

16:30 – 17:00

Panel Discussion: Smart Working and Collaboration- Maximising the Usage of Communication Tools for Productive Hybrid Working Environment

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

Panellists: 

  • Avinash Velhal, Chief Information Officer, Katonic
  • Prasad Patil, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NCDEX e Markets Ltd.
  • Kiran Belsekar, Core Member, Cyber Gurukul

Moderator

Shankar Jadhav

Managing Director | Head of Strategy
BSE Investments Ltd | Bombay Stock Exchange

17:00 – 18:00

Networking Drinks

Day 2 6 September (All timings stated are in Indian Standard Time IST)

11:00 – 13:00

Seminar Room 2

Industry Forums

Education

Co-organized by ICT Academy

11:00 – 11:30

Keynote: The Future of Education in India

Hari Balachandran

CEO
ICT Academy

11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: Challenges Faced by Education Sector during the Pandemic and Path ahead

  • How did educational Institutions deal with the transition of online education during the pandemic?
  • The transition period: Learnings and Outcome.
  • Is Hybrid model the future of education? How are the institutions preparing for it?

Panellists

Sharath Babu

Sr. Director Product Development
Oracle India

Balaprasad Peddigari

Global Head, Technology Advisory Services
Tata Consultancy Services Hyd.

Mayank Gupta

Director, Human Resources
UnitedHealth Group

Dr. S. N. Sridhara

Vice Chancellor
Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai

Prof. Sanjay Jasola

Vice Chancellor
Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun

12:30 – 13:00

Case Study: Managed Services for the Future Hybrid World

Shankar Varier

Head of Customer Success and Technical Operations
Vega India (Bangalore)

11:00 – 13:00

Seminar Room 3

Industry Forums

Government & Urban Authorities

Co-organized by All India Institute Of Local Self Government (AIILSG)

11:00

Opening Remarks

Ravi Ranjan Guru

Deputy Director General
AIILSG

11:00 – 11:30

Keynote: India at 75 – Imagining the Next 25 Years

Dr. Jairaj Phatak

Director General
AIILSG

11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: India at 75 – The Learnings and Way Forward

  • India is making rapid strides in national transformation and the next few years will be exciting. What changes are expected in the near future?
  • Learnings from the past and planning for the future
  • The role of technology in the journey aheah

Moderator

Abhishsek Pandey

Editor
Urban Update

Panellists

Manmohan Sharma

IAS, Director
Urban Development Department, Himachal Pradesh, India

Ranjan Panda

Convenor
Combat Climate Change Network

Hitesh Vaidya

Director
National Institute of Urban Affairs

12:30 – 13:00

AIILSG Cluster Meeting

11:00 – 13:00

Seminar Room 1

AV Managers Day

Project Management for AV

Whether you are involved in live events or installed AV, every job requires coordination and management, both internally and with external stakeholders. Successful projects are the result of good planning (including drawing on previous experience) and ongoing communication and coordination between all parties. This is Project Management. We will look at the basics, and some not so basics, of project management principles and practices as they apply to the AV industry. This seminar should be of interest to you if you are involved in delivering projects to your organisation’s clients.

Rod Brown

Volunteer Instructor
AVIXA

14:00 – 16:00

Seminar Room 1

AV Managers Day

Fundamentals of Acoustics

Awareness of how the ambient environment of a space affects the quality and propagation of sound — how, for instance, reflective surfaces, such as walls and floors, create waves of echoes that smear speech intelligibility and musical timbre — has been slow to take root, even in dedicated performance venues. But that’s been changing in recent years, driven by the complexity of sound in modern media and content.

Like no other, the field of acoustics is rife with myth, misinformation and marketing tactics that belies the true science and legacy of the trade. Acousticians and acoustical experts have backgrounds rooted in math and science, and spend years studying and honing their craft. Today, acousticians and acoustical experts work on venues as diverse as classrooms, houses of worship, performance centres, courtrooms, broadcast and recording studios.

This two-hour session provides an introduction to the principles of acoustics and their applications and its importance. Fundamental topics include the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves.

Roopa Krishnamurthy

Acoustical Consultant
Soundscape India

14:00 – 16:00

Seminar Room 3

Industry Forums

Security

Co-organized by Safe Secure Magazine

14:00 – 14:30

Keynote Address

Shankar Jadhav

Managing Director | Head of Strategy
BSE Investments Ltd | Bombay Stock Exchange

14:30 – 15:00

Keynote Address

P. C. Sinha

IG Cum Chief Security Commissioner
Western Railway

14:00 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: Planning Considerations for Large Public Areas like Hotels

  • Design, implementation, technology and maintenance aspects for security for the future.
  • 360-degree approach to the concept of Security – physical, cyber and procedural breaches
  • Key learnings and way forward

Moderator

Yogita Mundhe

Editor
Safe Secure Magazine

Panellists

Major Manish Kar

Loss Prevention Manager
Hotel ITC Maratha

Apoorv Pareek

Director of Loss Prevention
Hotel JW Marriott

Commander Vikas Wilson

Chief Security Officer
Trident Hotels

Dr. Mukta Girdhar

Director
Disaster Relief Foundation, New Delhi

Day 3 7 September (All timings stated are in Indian Standard Time IST)

11:00 – 11:45

Seminar Room 2

AVIXA Seminars

AV Protocols

Confused about networking protocols used in AV? In this session, we will examine the basic structure and features of common AV protocols and how they function in communication applications. Walk away better prepared to understand protocols and apply them to your advantage in your designs.

Rod Brown

Volunteer Instructor
AVIXA

11:00 – 11:45

Seminar Room 3

AVIXA Seminars

Small Room Acoustics

Acoustical problems in conference rooms, media rooms, studios, and home theaters. We’ll look at basic principles of acoustics relevant for such spaces, glance over typical issues, explore typical solutions, and some atypical ones(!), and check out some case studies, leaving some time for Q and A. Get an overview of basic acoustical principles for small rooms, typical problems in these spaces and how to avoid them, understand what it takes to do retrofit mitigation.

Roopa Krishnamurthy

Acoustical Consultant
Soundscape India

11:45 – 12:30

Seminar Room 2

AVIXA Seminars

Building Technologies & AV

Mradul Sharma

Independent AV Consultant | AVIXA Board Member
AVIXA

Sandeep Kandalwar

Chief Operating Officer
BluecoinIoT

11:45 – 12:30

Seminar Room 3

AVIXA Seminars

Hybrid Communication in Education

Modern communication tools are indispensable for collaborative working methods. What is needed is an authentic and inclusive conversation culture that conveys as many aspects of direct face-to-face encounters as possible, even in hybrid settings which combine physical and virtual presence. As a developer of innovative audio technologies, Sennheiser can contribute to breaking down communicative barriers and to facilitating access to education. Considering all the challenges that 2020 brought that is a great perspective for the future.

Mridul Jain

Director – Business Communication
Sennheiser Electronics India

12:30 – 13:15

Seminar Room 2

AVIXA Seminars

Change in Design Philosophy

Abdul Waheed

Managing Director
EYTE Technologies

12:30 – 13:15

Seminar Room 3

AVIXA Seminars

Network Audio Best in Practice

Urmil Vaidhya, CTS is a seasoned Audio Visual (AV) professional with a career spanning over two decades in AV consulting, design, and implementation. He specializes in both professional audio and lighting design as per industry standards. Post a long stint in various integration companies in India and the Middle East, Vaidya currently offers services as an independent consultant in Audio visual and Acoustics Design.

He is actively involved in academics where he believes in training and mentoring students in AV and sound engineering institutes across the country.

Vaidhya has been associated with AVIXA since 2017 as a volunteer and closely works with the association in terms of creating awareness for AV standards, CTS certifications and emerging AV technologies.

Urmil Vaidhya

AV & Acoustic Design Consultant, AVIACS Consultant

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
Dr. Suresh A. Shan

Chairman, CSI Mumbai, CTO

Mahindra Finance
T S Gopalakrishnan

CTS-D, CTS-I Volunteer Instructor

AVIXA
Varun Nair

B2B Product Manager - India & SWA

Logitech India
Vikas Sanwal

General Manager

Samsung

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If you would like to Participate as a speaker at InfoComm India, please contact Sammi Zhang at sammizhang@infocommasia.com.

AVIXA Seminars

Topics include:

  • Technologies for New Commercial Real Estate – Methods and Applications for Post COVID
  • Escalation for Fast Decision Making
  • Collaboration Equity – Just a buzz?
  • How to Design & Setup Video Meeting Rooms for Hybrid Working
  • Basics of Illumination
  • User Experience in Technology Design
  • Panel Discussion: The Current State of Conferencing and Collaboration
  • Today’s Cookbook for AV System-Integration
  • Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Technology
  • 10 AV Standards You Should Know About – Updates

Industry Forums

Topics include:

  • Case Study: How does Covid Shape Urban Planning and Design for New India?
  • Panel Discussion: Key Considerations for Future Urban Development and Planning in India
  • Digital Government Transformation Post Covid-19
  • Panel Discussion: Contactless Economy & Need for Digitalisation
  • Case Study: The Essential Components of Memorable Projection Mapping Installations
  • Panel Discussion: The Future of Tourism in India
  • Panel Discussion: The Future Workplace Realities
  • Case Study: Hybrid Workspace – Trends, Challenges, and Installations in Action
  • Keynote Address: National Education Policy 2020 – Reimagine Education in India
  • Case Study: Lecture Capture and Digital Libraries for Educational Institutions
  • Panel Discussion: Rising above the COVID-19 Challenges in India’s Education Sector
  • Keynote – ‘Cyber Security Challenges’
  • How to Protect & Secure Critical Data
  • Panel Discussion: Strategies for Building Resilient Networks for National Defence and Homeland Security
  • Panel Discussion: The Future of Elections in India

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