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Future Technologies: Balancing Policy and Regulations to Foster Innovations

All sessions are conducted in English. 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 India.

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
13:30 PM - 18:30 PM Registration Open
14:30 PM - 15:30 PM SLC Meetings
Cyber Crime
Intellectual Property
Interactive Entertainment and Media

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM Tea Break
16:00 PM - 17:00 PM SLC Meetings
Dispute Resolution
Data Protection

18:30 PM - 19:30 PM Opening Reception, Ira – The Waterside Bar
Beginning at 21:00 PM Young Lawyers Committee Drinks/Cocktails- La Bodega, Address: 29, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi
This reception is located 8 km from the hotel, and tickets are available for purchase at the door for INR 1,500 which will include 2 drink coupons and unlimited snacks. Please note that this event is cash only and exact change is appreciated. RSVP here.

Thursday, 2 February, 2017
8:00 AM - 19:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Presidential Welcome, Susan Barty
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Address
Keshav Dhakad, Microsoft
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Session: Path to Technological Singularity

  • Speakers:
    Alan Sutin, Greenberg Traurig
    Keshav Dhakad, Microsoft
    Rahul Matthan, Trilegal

    Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Tea/Coffee Break
10:50 AM - 12:05 PM: Choose One Session:

  • Track A: Evolution from Internet of Human Beings to Internet of Things
    Moderator: Ramesh Vaidyanathan, Advaya Legal
    • Balancing Connectivity and Data Security
      Paul Van den Bulck, McGuireWoods LLP 
    • Policy Guidelines for Connected Industries
      Jaijit Bhattacharya, KPMG
    • Wearables- Challenges to Communication Infrastructure and Regulations
      Arun Prabhu, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Track B: Bridging Tech-Law Gap- Balancing Policy & Technology for India’s Economic Growth​
    Moderator: Abhishek Malhotra, TMT Law Attorneys
    • Block Chain for Accountability Structure in E-Governance
      Ananth Padmanabhan, Carnegie India
    • Policy Initiatives to Promote Sharing Economy Models​
      Nayana Renu, Airbnb
    • Skilling Policy Makers, Judges and Lawyers in Public Policy and Law w.r.t. Emerging Technologies.
      Ganesh Natarajan, 5FWorld

12:15 PM - 13:30 PM Choose One Session:

  • Track A: Technology Disrupting Traditional Business
    Moderator: Dhruv Suri, PSA
    • Health Tech- How Technology is changing Healthcare and Wellness
      Viral Kataria, Bates Wells Braithwaite​
    • Emerging Cashless Society: Through AEP and Payment Systems
      Swathi Sukumar, Law Chambers of Swathi Sukumar
    • Key Issues in Food Tech Industry​
      Aayush Raj, Runnr
  • Track B: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Industry
    Moderator: Ritika Ganju, Phoenix Legal
    • Key Issues in Strategic Investments
      Sandeep Kapoor, Sequoia
    • Lessons to be Learnt – Indian Startup Investments
      Ashish Chandra, Snapdeal
    • Acquihires – The New M&A Trend
      Pankaj Jain, Impact Law Ventures

13:30 PM - 14:30 PM Networking Lunch
14:30 PM - 15:45 PM: Choose One Session:

  • Track A: New Media
    Moderator: Rohan George, Samvad Partners
    • From Trolls to Revenge Porn - Online Hate Crimes
      Ranjan Narula, RNA
    • Pokemon-Go Was Just a Beginning- Future of Augmented Reality
      Heather Meeker, O'Melveny & Myers
    • Digital Advertising
      Shivendra Kundra, Kundra & Bansal
  • Track B: Recent trends in Intellectual Property
    Moderator: Shwetasree Majumder, Fidus Law Chambers
    Julian Potter, WP Thompson
    Saikrishna Rajagopal, Saikrishna & Associates
    Calab Gabriel, Lex IP Care

15:45 PM - 16:05 PM Coffee/Tea Break
16:05 PM - 17:20 PM: Choose One Session:

  • Track A: Communications Panel
    Moderator: Atul Dua, Seth Dua & Associates
    • Freeing Up Un-Utilized Spectrum- Path to 100 % Connectivity
      Sameer Chugh, Bharti Airtel Ltd.
    • Revamping the Satellite Policy to Increase Connectivity
      Sanjeev Banzal, TRAI
    • Towards an Optimal Regime for Regulation of Telecom and IT Networks
  • Track B: Smart Cities
    Moderator: Kapil Chaudhary​, Autodesk
    • Legal Challenges relating to Development of Smart Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security Strategies
      Kavitha Gupta, Hitachi Consulting
    • IT Enablement of Smart Cities through Cloud
      James Caton, L&T
    • Smart City Information Infrastructure Protection
      Kamlesh Bajaj, Former CEO DSCI

17:20 PM Raffle
17:30 PM - 18:30 PM I-WIN Committee Meeting
Sujata Chaudhri, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
19:30 PM Gala Dinner

Friday, 3 February, 2017
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM In-House Counsel Breakfast Meeting, led by Akhil Prasad, Boeing
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Address
Manish Lamba, Bharti Realty
10:05 AM- 11:20 AM Net Neutrality Debate II- Beyond Discriminatory Pricing
Moderator: Rodney Ryder, Scriboard

  • Speakers:
    Apar Gupta
    Suhaan Mukerji, PLR Chambers
    Raman Chima, Access Now

11:20 AM- 11:45 AM Coffee/Tea Break
11:45 AM - 13:00 PM Technological Disruptions to Traditional Outsourcing
Moderator: Roopa Doraswamy, Doraswamy Law Chambers

  • Cloud Models (Saas, PaaS, and IaaS) and How do They Differ from Outsourcing
    Samuel Mani, Mani Chengappa & Mathur
  • Impact of Automation to Various delivery Models
    Avik Biswas, IndusLaw
  • Cloud Services Contracts - Keeping up with Evolving Technologies
    Sonia Baldia, Baker McKenzie

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM Networking Lunch
14:00 PM - 15:15 PM Future of Mobility and Navigation
Moderator: Carsten van de Sande, Hengeler Mueller

  • Drones - Reasons for Adaption and Regulatory Hurdles
    Anirudh Rastogi, TRA
  • Geospatial Policy – Impact on New Technologies
    Nick O'Connell, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Smart Transport - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles- Legal and Regulatory Potholes Ahead
    Mohit Abraham, Uber

    15:15 PM - 15:45 PM Coffee/Tea Break
    15:45 PM- 17:00 PM Who Knows What You are Doing?
    Moderator: John Buyers, Osborne Clarke LLP

    • Major Developments in EU data protection law impacting Indian companies​
      Bradley Joslove, Franklin Paris
    • When Government Wants to Unlock your Life!
      Lakshika Joshi, Nucleus​
    • Behavioral Advertising and Data Protection Issues
      Rajesh Kumar, HCL Technologies Limited

    17:00 PM Onwards Closing Valedictory

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