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The Fourth Industrial Revolution- Challenges Ahead for India 

All sessions are conducted in English, and this page will be updated as speakers are confirmed. The agenda is planned by the local planning committee with input from both in-house and private practice lawyers with knowledge of current events and initiatives in the area. 

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Wednesday 31 January

14:30 - 15:30

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting

Intellectual Property Committee Meeting

Interactive Entertainment and Media Committee Meeting

Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting

16:00 - 17:00

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

Data Protection Committee Meeting 

E-Commerce Committee Meeting

Startups Committee Meeting


Welcome Reception


Thursday 1 February 

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome Address by the President

9:45 - 10:45

Keynote Address with industry leaders

The Fourth Industrial Revolution:Challenges Ahead for India

10:50 - 11:35

The Politics of a Data Economy

Nikhil Pahwa, MediaNama (Moderator)

Rahul Matthan, Trilegal

Arghya Sengupta, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Elonnai Hickok, Center for Internet and Society

11:35 - 12:00

Tea Break 

12:00 - 1:00

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Hi-Tech Law Panel: Plug, Pay, Move

How Technology is Revolutionizing The Clean Energy Space

FinTech Revolution

Technological Disruption to Mobility




Future of Governance

Ananth Padmanabhan, Carneige India

Shyaam Nagarajan, InMobi


1:00 - 2:00


2:00 - 3:00

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Heal, Play, Learn

Health Tech

If Ain't Interactive, It's Broken-AR and VR Changing Entertainment Industry Landscape

EDUTech in India




Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence – Regulation and Ethics

Eija Warma, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Intelligent Infrastructure: The Building IS The Computer

Duncan Card, Bennett Jones (Bermuda) Ltd.

3:00 - 3:25

Tea Break 

3:25 - 4:25

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Cloud Computing

Sonia Baldia, Baker McKenzie




What's Up in IP?

IP Relevance in a World of Non-Rival Goods and Media

Ulrich Bäumer, Osborne Clarke 

4:30 - 5:15


General Counsel Forum 

The practice of law for corporate counsel has evolved significantly in India. To deal with the changing times, agility and flexibility are being identified characteristics as key qualities for corporate counsel to face unique challenges and opportunities. Is that all? What are the challenges and opportunities in-house legal teams today? This ‘fireside chat’ focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by in-house legal counsel today. The conversation will cover Legal & Risk Issues, Budget & Profitability, Workload & Team Issues, and Best Practices.  

Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates (Moderator)

Rajeev Chopra, Accenture

Erwan Carpentier, Mindtree



5:30 - 6:30

I-WIN Committee Meeting


Gala Reception & Dinner


Friday 2 February

8:15 - 9:15

In-House Counsel Breakfast Meeting 

9:30 - 10:30

The Future Lawyer- How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law in India

10:30 - 10:55 

Tea Break

10:55 - 11:55

Starting Up, Boot Strapping, and Beyond

Lessions for the Start-Up World

12:00 - 1:00

The Technology Deal Landscape

Emerging Trends in Tech M&A

GST and Its Impact on Technology

Anti-Trust Regulations Impacting the Technology Sector

1:00 - 2:00

Networking Lunch

2:00 - 3:00

The New Media: The Emerging Role of Media in a Post Truth World 

Gautam John, Nilekani Philanthropies (Moderator)

3:00 - 3:30

Tea Break

3:30 - 4:30  

Communications Panel

Amlan Mohanty, PLR Chambers (Moderator)

4:35 - 5:00

ITechLaw Student Award Presentations 2017


Closing Valedictory and Raffle

2018 International India Conference