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Day One: Tue, 17th April, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:30-10:30


INAUGURAL PLENARY

 

Lighting of the Lamp

 

• Welcome Address by Mr J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology Government of India

• Address by Mr. Janis Karklins, Assistant Director General,    Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

• Special Address by Mr Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and IT, Government of India 

• Inaugural Address by Mr Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology & Human Resource Development, Government of India

• Vote of Thanks by Mr. Leon Strous, President, IFIP

• Inauguration of Exhibition by Mr Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and IT &HRD, Government of India

 

 

 

11:00-12:30

PLENARY SESSION 1: OPEN INNOVATION/OPEN GOVERNMENT

Chair: Ms. Dorothy Gordon, Director General, Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI), The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre

Speakers:

  1. Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Science and Technology, Government of India

     

  2. Mr. Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
  3. Dr. Hun-Young Kwon, Professor, Kwang-Woon University, Korea

  4. Mr. Ravi Saxena, Addl. Chief Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat, India

 

 

16:30-18:00

PLENARY SESSION 2: ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Mr. Mr. J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Geoff Walsham, Professor of Management Studies, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK

  2. Dr. Nagy Hanna, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy on Emerging Technologies; Senior Advisor & Lead Strategist, World Bank, USA      

Day Two: Wed, 18 April, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:30-11:00


PLENARY SESSION 3: NETWORKS - CONNECTING PEOPLE

Chair: Mr. R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Mr. David Hume, Executive Director, Citizen Engagement, Government of British Columbia, Canada

  2. Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Rediff.com, India

  3. Mr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, National Association of Software and Services Companies, India

  4. Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme, India

 

 

 

16:00-17:30

PLENARY SESSION 4: POLICYMAKERS’ PANEL

Chair: Mr. J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT,  Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Ms. Margarita Rojas, Director, ICT Planning, Government of Paraguay

  2. Mr. Bong-soo Keum, Executive Director, National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea

  3. Dr. Ivar Tallo, Member, Executive Board, e-Governance Academy Foundation, Estonia

 

 

 

 

18:00-18:50



VALEDICTORY SESSION Closing WITFOR 2012 – WITFOR 2013 announcement

•  Conference Summary by Prof. Chrisanthi Avgerou, Professor, London    School of Economics, and Co-Chair, International Programme Committee, WITFOR 2012

• Address and hand over for WITFOR 2013 by Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology & Human Resource Development, Government of India

• Address and takeover of WITFOR 2013 by Minister Hugo Royg Aranda, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Technical Planning for Economic and Social Development, Republic of Paraguay

• Vote of Thanks by Ms. Rita Teaotia, Additional Secretary, Department of IT,    Government of India



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