24th Convergence India 2016 to showcase technologies and innovations to set the roadmap for ‘Digital India’

The Digital India mission of the Government of India aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. The objective is for all government services to be made available to the public, and to improve the ease of doing business in India for domestic as well as international organisations.

To facilitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, Exhibitions India Group (EIG) is organizing the 24th Convergence India 2016 expo, which will be held at Pragati Maidan during 20 – 22 January, 2016.

“Digital India” will be highlighted at the conference sessions, which will focus on technology evolution, to new services, investments, business transformations, and sustainable technologies, etc.

Mr. Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI India, who will be moderating a key session on Internet for All – Key to the digital lifestyles, said: “With the Indian telecom industry growing at an unprecedented pace, we must collectively ensure right pricing policies. Competition may be managed through fair, transparent, and a level playing field in this year and in the future, as we move to provide effective and efficient futuristic technology, including M2M and IOT. We, in the industry, are working to make wireless communications pervasive and universal, so that the foundation of newer technology concepts, known as Internet of Things (IoT), can be strengthened.”

Sharing his views, Mr. Rajiv Kapur, Managing Director, Broadcom, India, who will be speaking at the inaugural session on “Digital India” said: “Digital India promises to be a transformative force that will propel the country into a digital economy to reckon with. This presents a massive opportunity for technology to be used to redefine the paradigms of service delivery and bridge the rural-urban divide. To realise the potential and vision of a program of this ambition, complexity and scale, it will be crucial to forge strong partnerships between the government and the industry.”

Commenting on the expo, Mr Kapur added: “Broadcom is happy to have been a long-term supporter of Convergence India expo, and I am personally pleased to be a part of this show. Over the years, Convergence India has risen to become the definitive platform that brings together diverse voices of the ICT industry, and the ecosystem, to enable strategic conversations and collaborations on all important industry issues and matters.”

Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group said: “This platform provides exposure to domestic firms and SME’s. The Convergence India expo promotes global interest in the Indian ICT sector, which is an important focus for implementing Digital India.”

Some eminent speakers at the event include:
Mr. Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, India
Mr. Pradip Baijal, Former Chairman, TRAI, India
Mr. Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director – Service Provider Business, Cisco India and SAARC, CISCO, India
Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor, India
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, India
Mr. Devender Singh Rawat , Managing Director and CEO, Bharti Infratel Ltd., India

Highlights of the Show Concurrent Conference Sessions

  • 433 companies from 29 countries showcasing technology trends from the global ICT industry
  • 16 conference sessions with 125 speakers from across the globe
  • Focus areas: Telecom, Broadcast & Pay TV, Broadband, IoT, Cloud & Big Data, Smart Devices, e-commerce, Apps etc.
  • Co-hosted events
    • 1st SCTE India Award Ceremony
    • 3rd Telecom Summit 2016
    • Microsoft Seminar on “Affordable Broadband for Rural India—Policy Enablement and Business Models”
    • GSMA India Open Day 2016 – Driving Innovation through Mobile: Road to Making Digital India a Reality
    • Sandisk Workshop on “Innovation in STB storage”
  • Digital India
  • Internet for All
  • LTE/4G Adoption
  • Transition to digital broadcasting
  • Digital wallets propagating e-Commerce in India
  • Adopting big data
  • Building an Apps & Gaming ecosystem
  • Smart Services through Internet of Things
  • Next Gen TV: Technology changing TV’s business model

Convergence India expo at a glance:
Show 24th Convergence India 2016 expo
Theme Digital India
Type Exhibition & Conference
Date 20 – 22 January 2016
Venue Hall 18, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
Admission Business and trade professionals only
Show Timings 20th January 2016: 0900 hrs – 1800 hrs
21st January 2016: 0900 hrs – 1800 hrs
22nd January 2016: 0900 hrs – 1600 hrs

24th Convergence India 2016 expo is supported by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of communications & information technology, and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Please view Conference Program: www.convergenceindia.org/conference-programme.aspx
Please view Speakers List: www.convergenceindia.org/visi-reg.aspx

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