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TSDSI SDR Workshop @ IEEE ANTS 2021 on Connecting the Unconnected – Standards Driven Research (SDR) for Financial Inclusion (December 14, 2021:Online)
December 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) partnered with IEEE ANTS to organise a workshop on Standards Driven Research for Financial Inclusion as part of the IEEE ANTS on 14th December 2021 from 1400 to 1730 hrs. The workshop dwelled on ongoing research and standards development activities for financial inclusion including potential of leveraging private networks for delivering financial services to rural areas.
About IEEE ANTS: IEEE ANTS is a premier IEEE conference on advanced networking and telecommunications topics. IEEE ANTS is financially and technically supported by IEEE Communications Society. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academic and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies. This year the theme was “Ubiquitous Digital Connectivity and Economic Prosperity for All”. IEEE ANTS 2021 was held at Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad which was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996. The theme of the conference fostered an environment for deliberating on different research aspects on the said topic.
About the Standards Driven Research Workshop at IEEE ANTS 2021:
Schedule: 14 December 2021, 1400 to 1730 IST
Recordings: The link to the recordings will be made available shortly.
|Time (IST)||Session Name||TOPIC||Speaker(s)|
Connecting The Unconnected (CTU)
Role of Standards & Standards Driven Research (SDR)
|Radha Krishna Ganti (IITM)|
|14:15-14:45||Keynote Talk||Financial Inclusion initiatives in Indian Banking and Financial Services||Rajesh Bansal (RBI Innovation Hub)|
|14:45-15:30||Tech-Talk||Rural and Remote Connectivity in Beyond 5G Networks||Sudhir Dixit (Basic Internet Foundation)|
|15:30 – 16:00 REFRESHMENTS|
|16:00-16:30||Tech-Talk||Accessibility – varying degrees of abilities||Pradipta Biswas (IISc Bangalore)|
|16:30-17:20||Panel Discussion||Enabling Rural Private Network Pilots – possible avenues||Moderator:
· R K Pathak (DoT)
· Sai Dhiraj Amuru (IITH)
· Charumati P (C-DoT)
· Rengarajan S (IDRBT)
|17:20-17:30||Closing Remarks||Conclusions and Announcements||Radha Krishna Ganti|