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TSDSI Tech Deep Dive Conference @IMC 2019 (15-16 October, 2019: Aerocity,New Delhi)

October 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

TSDSI successfully organises the 2nd edition Tech Deep

Dive Workshop @ IMC 2019

Enthused by the success and wide appreciation of last year’s TSDSI Technical Deep Dive Conference on the sidelines of IMC 2018, TSDSI organized a series of high quality technical talks and panel discussions on 15th and 16th October 2019 in Hall-3 of IMC 2019 this year. The theme this year was “Standards for Development & Bridging the Digital Divide in the Era of 5G & Beyond”.

The conference featured Keynotes, Expert talks and Panel Discussions structured around the following sub themes:

Sub Theme #1 – Reality Check for 5G

  • Standards Readiness
  • Broadcast – Broadband in the Realm of 5G
  • Emerging Trends

Sub Theme #2 – “Open” initiatives

  • Open Standards, Platforms and Open Source

Sub Theme #3 – Emerging 5G ecosystem in India

  • Frugal 5G
  • Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC) and beyond
  • Information Centric Networking, Multi access Edge Computing
  • Leveraging 5G for Vertical Application industries

Speakers at the workshop were globally renowned Subject Matter experts drawn from TSDSI and its technical partners, Government of India, Regulatory and other stakeholders.

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Presentations made at the conference can be downloaded from here:

Workshop Contact: Cdr Anurag Vibhuti (anurag@tsdsi.in, +91 9891991313/Ms Bindoo Srivastava (bindoo@tsdsi.in, +91 9873840817), TSDSI Secretariat (secretariat@tsdsi.in)

Conference Theme: Standards for Development and Bridging the Digital Divide

Venue: Hall-3, IMC 2019

DAY 1 (15 October 2019)

Theme: Reality Check of 5G

Session Topic Speaker Duration

Inaugural Session – Day#1

Inaugural Session


Welcome Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Chairman TSDSI 00:10
Inaugural Address Shri Anshu Prakash, Chairman DCC and Secretary, DoT 00:20
Keynote Address Mr Parag Naik, Co-Founder & CEO, Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd 00:20
Special Address – 5G Initiatives in India Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur 00:20
Concluding Remarks Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Chairman TSDSI 00:10

TEA BREAK 11:10-11:40


Session 1A: Readiness of 5G Standards
Session 1A


Expert Talk 1A1: 3GPP Standards Mr Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI 00:20
Expert Talk 1A2: IEEE SA on 5G Standards Mr Sri Chandra, Sr Director IEEE SA 00:20

Session 1B: Emerging 5G Services Ecosystem: Sponsored by ATSC

Session 1B


Keynote: Broadcast -Broadband: Policy framework perspective Mr Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharati 00:20
Expert Talk 1B1: Broadcast-Broadband convergence in the realm of 5G Ms Madeleine Noland, President, ATSC 00:20
Expert Talk 1B2:

3GPP SA2/SA6 perspective

Mr Suresh Chitturi, Samsung 00:20

LUNCH BREAK 13:20 to 14:20


Session 1C: Converged Authentication & Security Architecture for 5G/4G/non 3GPP devices: Sponsored by Sensorise

Session 1C


Expert Talk #1C1: 5G End to end security Mr Narendra Nath, Jt. Secretary, NSCS 00:20
Expert Talk #1C2: Converged Authentication and Security Architecture for 5G/4G/non 3GPP devices Mr Sharad Arora, Founder and Managing Director, Sensorise Digital Services Pvt. Ltd 00:20
Panel Discussion: Hardware readiness for 5G – breakthroughs needed Moderator- Mr Satish Jamadagni, Reliance JIO;

Mr Nikolay Guenov, NXP Semiconductors;

Mr Akshay Agarwal, MediaTek;

Mr Anindya Saha, Saankhya Labs


TEA BREAK 15:45-16:15


Session 1D: 5G Product and Device Ecosystem Readiness

Session 1D


Expert Talk 1D1: Roadmap from 5G introduction to completing full 5G vision – Industry, Spectrum, Standard Mr Ulrich Dropmann, NOKIA 00:20
Panel Discussion: Learnings from 5G Deployment (including Massive MIMO) Moderator- Mr Satish Jamadagni, Reliance JIO;

Panelists- Dr Klutto Milleth, CEWiT;

Mr Ulrich Dropmann, NOKIA;

Prof Kiran Kuchi, IIT Hyderabad;

Mr Ramu T Srinivasiah, Lekha Wireless Solutions



Conference Theme: Standards for Development and Bridging the Digital Divide

DAY 2 (16 October 2019) Venue: Hall-3, IMC 2019

Theme 2: Open Initiatives (Open Standards, Open Platforms, Open Source)

Opening Session


Special Address Mr Ayush Sharma, Sterlite Technologies 00:20

Session 2A: Open Ecosystem for 5G

Session 2A


Keynote Mr David Hutton, Chief Engineer for Telecom Infrastructure Projects 00:25
Expert Talk 2A1: Value of Open Source – FiWARE as an example Mr Ulrich Ahle, Chief Executive Officer, FIWARE Foundation 00:25
Expert Talk 2A2: Open Ecosystem for 5G -focus on ORAN Satish Jamadagni  (Member ORAN Standards Committee) 00:25

TEA BREAK 11:35 to 12:00

Session 2B: Open Source

Session 2B


Expert Talk 2B1: Open Source Networking Prof. Inder S Gopal, IISc Bangalore 00:25
Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Open Source Networking and 5G Moderator: Prof Inder S Gopal;

Mr Manish Gangey, AIRTEL;

Mr Abhijit Chaudhary, Niral Networks Pvt Ltd;

Ms Harpreet Kaur, Hughes Systique Corporation


LUNCH BREAK 13:10 to 14:10


Theme 3: Emerging 5G Ecosystem in India

Session 3A: Certification Ecosystem for 5G

Session 3A


Expert Talk #3A1: Certification Ecosystem for 5G and beyond Mr Lars Neilsen, Global Certification Forum (GCF) 00:20
                                                       Session 3B: 5G Initiatives in India
Session 3B


Keynote: Frugal 5G and associated IEEE standards Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur 00:30
Expert Talk 3B1: ITU and APT Roadmap Mr Bharat Bhatia, ITU APT Foundation of India 00:25
Expert Talk 3B2: LMLC – the Next Steps Dr. Radha Krishna Ganti, IITM 00:25
TEA BREAK 15:50 to 16:20
                                            Session 3C: 5G Standards Initiatives Continued
16:20-18:00 Expert Talk #3C1: Importance of ICN in 5G era Dr Samar Shailendra, TCS Research & Innovation 00:20
Expert Talk #2E2: Overview of ETSI Initiatives on 5G and beyond with focus on Multi Access Edge Computing Mr Dinesh Chand Sharma, SESEI 00:25
Panel Discussion: “Application Segments for 5G in India – Opportunities, Requirements and Challenges” Moderator-Prof. Narendra Ahuja, ITRA;

Panelists- Mr Sushil Kumar – DDG-TEC, DoT;

Mr A K Mishra, National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM);

Mr Lalit Mohan, IDRBT;

Mr Vipul Singh, Aarav Unmanned Systems Pvt Ltd. (AUS)




October 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am
October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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