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2020 International India Conference
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

14:00 to 18:00

Registration Open

Level 2 Foyer

14:30 to 15:30

Artificial Intelligence Committee Meeting

Tasar

Intellectual Property Committee Meeting

Eri

Mergers & Acquisitions Committee Meeting

Mulberry

15:30 to 15:45

Tea Break

15:45 to 16:45

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting

Eri

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

Mulberry

Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting

Tasar

16:45 to 17:00

Tea Break

17:00 to 18:00

Data Protection Committee Meeting

Tasar

Interactive Entertainment and Media Committee Meeting

Mulberry

Startup Committee Meeting

Eri

18:00 to 19:30

Welcome Reception

Muga (poolside)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

09:00 to 18:00

Registration & Exhibits Open

Ballroom Foyer

09:30 to 09:45

Welcome Address by the President

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

09:45 to 10:10

Introduction of Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

The session will focus on the responsible AI principles advocated by the ITechLaw Publication and introduce the publication to the audience.

Speakers:

  • Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tetreault, Canada, Moderator
  • Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal, India
  • Smriti Parsheera, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
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10:10 to 11:00

Session 1: Keynote Address

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

Keynote Speaker: Justice BN Srikrishna 

Additional Judge of Bombay High Court from 30.7.1994 and permanent Judge from 3.10.1991. Chaired the Commission of Enquiry to enquiry into the riots that shook Mumbai in December 1992/January, 1993. Invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to attend a seminar on refugee laws at Delhi and to attend an international conference on the subject in Geneva and Berne in October 2000. Invited by the Universities of Berkeley, U.S.A., Bar Ilan, Israel and Oxford, U.K. to deliver lectures on Socio-legal subjects. Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala on 6.9.2001. Judge, Supreme Court of India from 3.10.2002 to 21.05.2006. Appointed Chairperson of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Chairperson of the Committee for Consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh to consider the demand for bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Chairperson of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission in 2010. Chairperson of the High Level Committee to Review Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India Chairperson of the Committee of Experts on Data Protection Framework for India to report on data protection issues and recommend suitable legislation. Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Individual Insolvency & Bankruptcy. International arbitrator and legal consultant.

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11:00 to 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

Ballroom Foyer

11:30 to 12:45

Session 2A: Fighting Tech-Lash by Intermediaries, and E-Commerce Players

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

Gone are the days of tech exceptionalism. World over the regulators are gearing up to regulate what was once thought to be non-regulatable. How is the industry reacting to the TechLash. In the fight against Fake news and online accountability, do we need to kill anonymity? Do we need to break encryption to save our democracy? Are we gunning for the messengers? The panel discusses the important role of intermediaries in a democracy and safe harbour. 

Speakers:

  • Amit Varma, Moderator
  • Aiyshwarya Mahadev, Indian National Congress, India
  • Tejasvi Surya, Honourable MP, BJP, India
  • Anirudh Burman, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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Session 2B: Implementing PDP Bill- Wish list for the industry

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom II

Four experts speak about what to expect once the PDP Bill is enacted and present their view points on what the industry's wish list is.

Speakers:

  • Azmul Haque, Collyer Law, Singapore, Moderator
  • Belson Devrajan, Accenture, India
  • Rachit Bahl, AZB Partners, India
  • Bhairav Acharya, Facebook, India
  • Poornima Hatti, Samvad Partners, India
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12:45 to 13:45

In-House Counsel Lunch

Tasar & Eri

Speakers

  • Preeti Balwani, Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, India
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Networking Lunch

Ballroom Foyer

13:45 to 15:00

Session 3A: Money Matters: Future of Fintech Regulation in India

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

The Indian FinTech sector is undergoing a disruptive phase. New and emerging business models are testing the limits of the country’s regulatory regime. Our experts discuss what lawyers, policy makers and regulators need to do to stay ahead of the FinTech juggernaut.

Speakers:

  • Yajas Setlur, JSA, India, Moderator
  • Saranya Gopinath, DICE, India
  • Vinay Kesri, Setu, India
  • Siddarth Pai, 3one4capital, India
  • Satyam Kumar, LoanTap, India

 

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Session 3B: PDP Bill- Learnings From The GDPR and The Rest of the World 

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom II

Experts from world over give their input on how life, industry and practice changed after GDPR and how GDPR has impacted various businesses. What can India learn from GDPR while it is about to enact the personal data protection bill. 

Speakers:

  • Jaipat Jain, United States, Moderator
  • Ulrich Gasper, Computer Law Review International, Germany
  • Etienne Wery, Ulys, Belgium
  • Jane Murphy, Jane Murphy Law Firm, Belgium
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15:00 to 15:30

Tea/Coffee Break

Ballroom Foyer

15:30 to 16:45

Session 4A: Competition in the Tech Industry

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

20th century laws do not solve 21st century problems.  Old rules of competition law do need a significant relook in light of importance of data in most digital services. With data being the most valuable asset in M&A deals, is competition law now playing catch-up?

Speakers:

  • Ananth Padmanabhan, Sai University, India, Moderator
  • Arul George Scaria, National Law University, India
  • Smriti Parsheera, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
  • Smriti Subramanian, Snap Deal, India
  • Archana Gulati, NITI Ayog, Gov., India
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Session 4B: IP is Like That

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom II

Panel of experts talk about IP as a data asset, IP related issues in AI/IOT, Statutory Licensing and Online Music, Dynamic Injunctions

Speakers: 

  • Shilpi Jha, USPTO, India, Moderator
  • Ameet Datta, Saikrishna & Associates, India
  • Sonia Baldia, Baker McKenzie, USA
  • Prashant Phillips, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India
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16:55 to 17:55

I-Win Committee Meeting

Tasar & Eri

19:30

Gala Reception

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Outdoor Foyer

Friday, January 31, 2020

10:00 to 11:15

Session 5: The Gathering Storm: Regulatory/Court Actions and the Industry Response to OTT Platforms

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

How is the online media reacting to increasing court actions, proposals to regulate and increased public scrutiny? How is the business reacting to these uncertainties? How is aggregators and digital media reacting to the changes in the foreign investment regime.

Speakers:

  • Arun Prabhu, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India
  • Shyaam Nagarajan, Glance, India
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11:15 to 11:45

Tea/Coffee Break

Ballroom Foyer

11:45 to 13:00

Session 6A: Open Data: Regulating Non-personal Data and the Policy Challenges 

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

The government has constituted a committee to look into the aspects relating to the sharing of non-personal data. Should non-personal data be regulated? What is the regulatory objective? What are the concerns?

Speakers:

  • Rahul Matthan, Trilegal, India, Moderator
  • Malavika Raghavan, Dvara Research, India
  • Chetan Krishnaswamy, Google, India
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Session 6B: Changing Mobility Sector:  Policy and Legal Challenges

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom II

What has worked in the world of EVs and new age mobility solutions and what has not? Our panelists discuss the impending regulatory changes and Wishlist from the government to boost the new age mobility story.

Speakers:

  • Olina Banerji, The Ken, India, Moderator 
  • Naushad Oomer, Hyperloop One, India  
  • Pawan Singhal, Ather Energy, India
  • Sujith Nair, Beckn, India
  • Lopamudra Rao, Ola Cabs, India
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13:00 to 14:00

Networking Lunch

Ballroom Foyer

14:15 to 15:30

Session 7A: Moving to Unknown Telecom Territories: AGR, Space, 5G and the Future of Telecom Regulations 

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

How is the AGR judgement impacting the telecom industry? What are challenges ahead of unknown territories such as satcom and cloud telephony? What will be future of telecom regulations look like?

Speakers:

  • Charles Mudd, Mudd Law, United States
  • Joginder Yadav, Cisco, India
  • Stephen Mathias, Kochhar and Co., India 
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Session 7B: New Frontiers in e-Sports and Online Games

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom II

Legal issues relating to E-sports, what lies past the Game of Chance threshold? Treasure Chests, New Formats and Hybrid Formats.

Speakers:

  • Rajesh Dembla, Pacific Games, India 
  • Nikhil Sachdeva, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, India
  • Nehaa Chaudhari, Ikigai Law, India
  • Dibyojyoti Mainak, Mobile Premier League 
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15:30 to 15:45

Tea/Coffee Break

Ballroom Foyer

15:45 to 17:00

Session 8: General Counsel Forum

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I

An Ex- General Counsel and a law firm partner moderates a panel of 5 General Counsels and asks them questions about life in-house, practice management and their key challenges.

Speakers:

  • Samuel Mani, Mani Chengappa & Mathur, India, Moderator
  • Panduranga Acharya, Swiggy, India
  • Arun Madhu, Nexus Venture Partners, India
  • Poornima Sampath, Tata Sons, India
  • Rajeev Nair, HP Inc., India
  • Sonal Basu, India
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17:00 to 17:15

Closing Remarks

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom I