Keynote Panel Discussions on – IoT 2.0 – IoT coming of age

“IoT”, a concept that originally sounded like something out of sci-fi movie -- the "Internet of Things" -- is, in fact, a reality, and one that is bound to become even more widespread. From being considered as one of the most Disruptive Technologies in the early years of last decade to coming on the verge of becoming one of the most Profound Technologies by weaving into the fabric of everyday life until it becomes indistinguishable from it…

Closer at home, all predictions are unanimous in INDIAN Economy growing the Fastest in next few years and by 2030, India being predicted to be the Second Largest Economy... India is looking at $5 Trillion economy by 2025, out of which 1 Trillion is ascribed to the Digitalization… Shall our ESDM Ecosystem also be part of this growth story?

In fact, Indian Startups, Innovators, & even Serial Entrepreneurs are struggling to get a foothold in the Global Technology & Business Arena, more so in the IoT Market Place. And, this is in spite of all the Hype n Buzz about the IoT, Startups, Make in India, Electronics India, Skill India, Innovate In India, Stand up India… We are witnessing sluggishness and plenty of challenges at the ground level of these initiatives & ecosystems.

However, it is high time we give the ecosystem a fillip & its stakeholders a shot in the arm by bringing some strategic insights to enable & empower them to help realize the Trillion Dollar Economy from Electronics…

Narang N Kishor

Narang n Kishor, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt Ltd.

Hence, this year during the Keynote Panel Discussions we shall be discussing the Policies & Strategies that IoT SMEs use to Win in India, Growth Factors for ESDM Businesses to Utilise in India, Industry- Academia partnership on Innovation, Innovations, opportunities & challenges in the new Avatars of IoT in context of Edge Computing, AI, ML, Big Data and Security, Privacy Trustworthiness & ethics….

Keynote Panel Discussions on – IoT 2.0 – IoT coming of age

Electronics Brands from India – How to enable the Paradigm???

Date: 13th Feb 2020, Time: 14:00 – 15:00, Venue: Conference Hall 1

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt Ltd.

Panellists

AMARJEET SINGH, CO-FOUNDER & C T O, ZENATIX

KUMAR N. SIVARAJAN, C T O, TEJAS NETWORKS

PVG MENON, PRESIDENT & C E O, VANN CONSULTING

BHARTENDU MISHRA, GENERAL MANAGER INDIA, ARROW ELECTRONICS

TUSHAR CHABRA, CO- FOUNDER & C E O, CRON SYSTEMS

Electronic brands from India epitomise the ultimate goal innovation and intellectual property realized in a tangible and mass produced form. These brands are carefully designed and built to satisfy a concrete customer requirement. They represent the ultimate marriage of hardware, embedded software and apps ecosystem. They combine multi-disciplinary skills beyond the engineering of electronics and embedded software – such as industrial design, user experience design, packaging, branding and product marketing etc.

India has long been known for her software prowess. But while we have achieved fame and glory in engineering services, we must note that these have been in implementation and algorithms. There are almost no shrink-wrapped software products from India, with one or two exceptions which only serve to underscore this reality (of no products from India).

Similarly, India has a sizable talent pool of VLSI design engineers and embedded software engineers. It is often said that there is probably no chip in the world which is not ‘touched by India’ in some way. But we don’t have any high volume chips or sub-systems, with IPR and patents from India.

India is a big consumer of electronic products. We are the world’s fastest growing market for electronics, with the demand being fuelled by our young and aspirational population. But while India has achieved impressive growth in terms of assembly of products like mobile phones, we are yet to make a mark with world class high volume electronic products. Most of the electronics brands sold in India are from Japan, S. Korea, China etc.

All of this has resulted in a highly skewed ecosystem for electronics products in India. While there is a reasonably large talent pool available for contract engineering services, the manufacturing ecosystem is not very deep. Whilst many global and a few Indian EMS service providers exist, critical components and deep system design talent are both missing in India.

There is also a bit of a “chicken-and-egg” situation in India. While most experts agree that a vibrant component ecosystem is vital for the Indian electronic product industry to grow, the component makers are reluctant to invest in India citing lack of a vibrant systems industry which will buy their products. Adding to this is the problems with inverted duty structure, global Trade Agreements which result in duty-free import of components, deep supply chain issues such as challenges with inland logistics etc. The Panel Discussion will examine what is needed to cross the chasm from a nation possessing engineering skills, to a nation which makes world class products.

Keynote Panel Discussions on – IoT 2.0 – IoT coming of age

Shifting Pivotal Points of Interest & Zones of Concerns in IoT 2.0: Moving from Cloud to the Edge

Date: 14th Feb 2020, Time: 9:00 – 10:20, Venue: Conference Hall 2

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt Ltd. 

Panellists

VIVEK TYAGI, SENIOR DIRECTOR - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, WESTERN DIGITAL 

SHAILENDRA MIGLANI, GLOBAL BLACK BELT TEAM IOT, MICROSOFT 

KUTTAPPA BITTIANANDA, VP SALES, IOT SERVICE GROUP, ARM

C. SUBRAMANIAN, PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, INTEL 

SANIL KUMAR, CHIEF ARCHITECT & HEAD OPENSDS, HUAWEI 

It’s more than a decade that IoT paradigm has crossed through different phases of the famous Gartner Hype Curve, and has truly come of age… and it would be apt to see what the IoT 2.0 is or could be all about Today.

“IoT”, a concept that originally sounded like something out of sci-fi movie -- the "Internet of Things" -- is, in fact, a reality, and one that is bound to become even more widespread. From being considered as one of the most Disruptive Technologies in the early years of last decade to coming on the verge of becoming one of the most Profound Technologies by weaving itself into the fabric of everyday life until it becomes indistinguishable from it…

Some of the major Gap Areas in design skills in Indian Design Engineers are – Hardcore & Comprehensive Product/System design, Hardware Design, RF, Analog & Mixed Signal Designs and Reliability & Compliances issues in the design.

However, Indian Startups, Innovators, & even Serial Entrepreneurs are struggling to get a foothold in the Global Technology & Business Arena, more so in the IoT Market Place. And, this is in spite of all the Hype n Buzz about the IoT, Startups, Make in India, Electronics India, Skill India, Innovate In India, Stand up India… We are witnessing sluggishness and plenty of challenges at the ground level of these initiatives & ecosystems.

A reality check of the myths, hypes and the realistic evolution of the IoT paradigm is the need of the hour… and understanding it’s new Avatar (IoT 2.0) leveraging the latest disruptive technologies in an ubiquitous way bringing more value to the stakeholders with shifting pivotal points of interest like – Analytics & processing moving from Cloud to Edge & Zones of Concerns like Security, Privacy, Trustworthiness & Ethics…

The distinguished Panelists shall provide some unique insights into the transformation of the IoT paradigm in sync with the need of the industry & society and embracing the new disruptive technologies like AI, ML, Big Data, Edge Analytics & Edge Storage and enhancing its value for all the stakeholders.

The budding designers, innovators & startup could leverage these insights into different field of Technology & Business along with building the Innovation temperament and Design Competence that could catapult them and their respective organizations to global leadership positions in the chosen domains.

Keynote Panel Discussions on – IoT 2.0 – IoT coming of age

Strategic Innovations to Monetize in IoT as a Business

DATE: 15TH FEB 2020, TIME: 09:00 – 10:20, VENUE: CONFERENCE HALL 1

Narang N Kishor, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt Ltd. 

Panellists

TULIKA PANDEY, DIRECTOR, CYBER SECURITY & DIGITAL VILLAGE, MEITY 

VINAY THAPALIYAL, MCU MARKETING MANAGER INDIA, ST MICROELECTRONICS 

SAURAV AGARWAL, CO-FOUNDER & C T O, CRON SYSTEMS 

AMARJEET KUMAR, FOUNDER & C E O, SHRAMA TECHNOLOGIES  

BHASKAR RAO, TECHNOSPHERE

Technology’s impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. Though product cycle times are accelerating, the underlying technologies unfold over many years. Within each trend there are multiple enabling technologies, all at various stages of maturity and adoption.

The IoT value chain is perhaps the most diverse and complicated value chain of any industry or consortium that exists in the world. In fact, the gold rush to IoT is so pervasive that if you combine much of the value chain of most industry trade associations, standards bodies, the ecosystem partners of trade associations and standards bodies, and then add in the different technology providers feeding those industries, you get close to understanding the scope of the task.

In this absolutely heterogeneous scenario, coming up with common harmonized standards is a major hurdle. We need to see acceleration and a maturing of common standards, more cross-sector collaboration and creative approaches to business models – viable and acceptable business models of services based on the IoT. Convergence of the multitude of stakeholders of the IoT ecosystem to common business models and standards is a major imperative for the wide acceptance of the IoT wave by the masses.

Hence, in spite of so much hype and even genuine potential, the IoT paradigm has NOT proliferated in a true sense to its desired potential. Bringing the “Internet of Things” to life requires a comprehensive systems approach called the Connected Intelligence, inclusive of intelligent processing and sensing technology, connectivity, software and services, along with a leading ecosystem of partners.

With new technologies and paradigms like Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing promising to disrupt the way we design products, systems and solutions; what are new strategic new innovations that can help the Design engineers to take some big leaps in their respective domains?

The distinguished Panelists shall provide some unique actionable insights to leverage these innovations into different field of Technology & Business along with building the Innovation temperament and Design Competence in the Design Engineers that could catapult them and their respective organizations to global leadership positions in the chosen domains.