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Day One: April 17th 2012

PARALLEL SESSIONS 1

12:30-13:45

Theme: Is there hunger for Information Technology in Agriculture? “From Green Revolution to IT Revolution in Agriculture”

Chair: Mrs Rita Teaotia, Additional Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Ms. Aurelia Bondari, Executive Director, National AGROinform Federation, Moldova
  2. Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Telecommunications and Computer Networks group (TeNeT), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

  3. Mr. Vikas Nath, Associate Director, Future of the United Nations Project, Switzerland


12:30-13:45

Theme: Vocational Training and Skill Upgradation

Chair: Prof. S.S. Mantha, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India

Speakers:

  1. Mr. Dilip Chenoy, CEO & MD, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India

  2. Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, Chancellor, Lingaya’s University, India

     

  3. Mr. John Yates, CEO, Manipal City & Guilds, India

  4. Mr. Lokesh Mehra, Director, Education Advocacy, Microsoft, India


12:30-13:45

Theme: Can technology address governance issues?

Chair: Mr. Ajay Sawhney, President & CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Mr. Leon Strous, President, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), The Netherlands
  2. Sridharan Sankaran, Senior Director - Engineering, EMC
  3. Mr. Niraj Prakash, Director, Public Sector & Marketing, Microsoft, India
  4. Mr. Prakash Kumar, Director, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco 

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12:30-13:45

Theme: Institutionalising the use of ICT for better healthcare

Chair: Mr. K.N. Desiraju, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway

  2. Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Partner, Taurus Glocal Consulting, India

  3. Mr. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tamil nadu, India

  4. Mr. B. Selva Kumar, Mission Director, NRHM, Government of Karnataka, India



PARALLEL SESSIONS 2

14:30-16:00

Theme: Can ICT benefit the small farmers? “Putting Farmers First”

Chair: Mr. Vikas Nath, Associate Director, Future of the United Nations Project, Switzerland

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Harsha de Silva, Member of Parliament, Consultant Lead Economist, LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka

  2. Ms. Aurelia Bondari, Executive Director, National AGROinform Federation, Moldova

  3. Dr. T.P. Trivedi, Assistant Director General, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, India

  4. Dr. Raj Saravanan, Associate Professor, Central Agricultural University, Meghalaya, India

14:30-16:00

Theme: E-Content – innovative and sustainable digitisation of content to enhance classroom learning

Chair: Prof. Alain Senteni, Dean, School of e-Education, Hamadan bin Mohammed e-University, UAE

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Dimity Dornan, Managing Director & Founder, Hear and Say, Australia

  2. Dr. Paul T. Nleya, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Technology, The University of Botswana, Botswana

     Dr. Ritva Engestrom, Centre for Activity Theory & Developmental Research, University of Helsinki, Finland

  1. Mr. K. Anvar Sadath, Executive Director, IT@ School Project, Government of Kerala, India

14:30-16:00

Theme: E-Authentication - Issues and challenges: State data banks and issues of privacy

Chair: Dr. B.K. Gairola, Director General, National Informatics Centre, India

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Edgar A. Whitley, Reader in Information Systems, Department of Management, London School of Economics, UK 

  2. Mr. R.S. Sharma, D-G & Mission Director, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), India

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

  4. Mr. Sanjay Jaju, Secretary IT, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

  5. Mr. Sudeep Das , Lead Solutions Architect, India & SAARC, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

14:30-16:00

Theme: Simplifying Health Information Architecture Management

Chair: Prof. Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Hiroshi Takeda, Dean & Professor Master Course of Safety Management in Healthcare services, JIKEI Institute, Osaka, Japan

  2. Mr. Rakesh Kanwar, Mission Director, NRHM, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, India

  3. Mr. Ashok Chandavarkar, Healthcare Industry Manager, Asia-Pacific, Intel*


Day Two: April 18th 2012

PARALLEL SESSIONS 3

11:30-13:00

Theme: Will the Pilots ever fly? “Scaling up and Commercialising of ICT – Agricultural Models”

Chair: Mr. Vikas Nath, Associate Director, The Future of the United Nations Project, Switzerland

Speakers:

  1. Mr. Neil Mylet, Founder & CEO, LoadOut Technologies, USA

  2. Mr. P.R. Ganapathy, Senior Adviser – Incubation, Villgro, India

  3. Mr. Srinivas Garudachar, Director, Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd, India

 

Theme: Lessons from Research

Chair: Prof. Ana Pont, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Papers, Speakers:

  1. 'De(coding) the poor: Towards a transparent and accountable NREGA information infrastructure', by Sumitra Nair and Nimmi Rangaswamy, India

  2. 'Understanding Broadband Adoption in South African Households', by Lisa Seymour, South Africa

  3. Re-framing ICT4D: Status quo and problem areas’, by Kartikeya Bajpai, India
  4. 'A case study on the business correspondent model in India’: Ishita Ghosh and Kartikeya Bajpai India

11:30-13:00

Theme: Capacity Building - Building internal capacities, with special attention to project management, administrative reform and cyber-security

Chair: Mr. Padamvir Singh, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), India

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Samantha Liscio, Corporate Chief Strategist, Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario, Canada

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

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

  4. Mr. Shankar Aggarwal, Additional Secretary, Defence, Government of India

  5. Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Mission Director, National Mission Clean Ganga (NMCG), National Ganga River Basin Authority, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India*

11:30-13:00

Theme: Using Information and Technology to improve Health Outcomes & Transforming Service Delivery Channels

Chair: Prof. Sundeep Sahay, University of oslo, Norway

Speakers:

  1. Dr. A.K. Azad, Additional Director General (Planning & Development) & Director, Management Information System (MIS), Government of Bangladesh

  2. Dr. John Lewis, Vice President, Health Information Systems Programme (HISP), India
  3. Dr. Pramod Kumar Meherda, Mission Director, NRHM, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Odisha, India



PARALLEL SESSIONS 4

14:00-15:30

Theme: Is the future mobile? “NextGen Farming: Future of Technology in Agriculture”

Chair: Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Mr. Olaf Hammelburg, Pachamama Coffee Cooperative (Latin America), Connecting Worlds, Netherlands

  2. Mr. Jawahar Kanjilal, Global Head, Nokia Life Tools, Singapore

  3. Ms. Deepa Bachu, Director, Emerging Market Innovation, Intuit, India

14:00-15:30

Theme: Open Learning and Distance Education

Chair: Mr. N.K. Sinha, Additional Secretary, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Speakers:

  1. Dr. S.S. Jena, Chairman, National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), India

  2. Dr. Santosh Panda, Professor of Distance Education STRIDE, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India

  3. Mr. Krishan Khanna, Chairman, i2k Solutions, India

14:00-15:30

Theme: Mobile Technologies-with a focus on ‘financial inclusion’

Chair: Mr. D K Mittal, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Government of India

Speakers:

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

  2. Mr. Sriram Jagannathan, CEO, mCommerce, Bharti Airtel, India

  3. Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director Projects, Department of IT, Government of India


14:00-15:30

Theme: ICT for Human Resource Management in Health

Chair: Prof. Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Kayode Odusote, CEO, Foundation for Sustainable Health Development, Nigeria

  2. Mr. Anil Swarup, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government Of India

  3. Dr. Carl Leitner, Open Source Developer, CapacityPlus Project at IntraHealth International

  4. Dr. Indranoshee Das, ACS, OSD, NRHM, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Assam, India
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