TSDSI Tech Deep Dive 2020

 

TSDSI organises an Annual TSDSI Technical Deep Dive (TTDD) Conference, where  technocrats, researchers and standards experts from around the world come together to discuss topics related to global standardisation activities, and, emerging and futuristic technology trends.

This year’s edition, being organised from 19-23 October 2020, is themed around “Technologies for the Digitally Driven World” with the Inaugural Session on 19 October 2020.

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Digital (i.e. ICT) technologies have emerged as the fundamental tool used by Governments, Health workers, educational institutions, businesses and communities, to run their operations. Several new technologies are being fast forwarded for adoption, as a survival technique. Against this backdrop, the conference will deliberate on topics in areas listed below.

The TSDSI Awards will be announced in the Inaugural Session which will be followed by a session on “Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context” setting the context for the conference theme – “Technologies for the Digitally Driven World”.

Conference Contact: Bindoo Srivastava (bindoo@tsdsi.in, +91 9873840817), Shefali Sinha (shefali@tsdsi.in, +91 9810539624); TSDSI Secretariat (secretariat@tsdsi.in)

Program Brochure

Guidelines for Participating through AIRMEET

Schedule:

Date - 19 October, 2020
Time - 16:50 - 20:45 IST
    
16:50 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:45
17:45 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30
Welcome Session
TSDSI Fellows Awards
Release of TSDSI Whitepaper on “Status of Telecom Start-up Ecosystem in India"
Inaugural Speech on the Workshop Theme: “Technologies for the Digitally Driven World”
Launch Session
BREAK
18:50 - 19:00
Inaugural Session (19:00 - 20:45)
Welcome Session
Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context
Launch Session
Date - 20 October, 2020
Time - 16:50-21:00 IST
16:50 - 17:00
Session #1 (17:00 - 18:45)
Welcome Session
Spectrum – Challenges in a 5G World
Launch Session
BREAK
19:05 - 19:15
Session #2 (19:15 - 21:00)
Welcome Session
Emerging Open Standards for 5G and Beyond
Launch Session
Date - 21 October, 2020
Time - 16:50 - 21:00 IST
16:50 - 17:00
Session #3 (17:00 - 18:45)
Welcome Session
Advances in AI/ML for Future Networks
Launch Session
BREAK
19:05 - 19:15
Session #4 (19:15 - 21:00)
Welcome Session
Rural and Remote Data Connectivity - Global Case Studies and Standards
Launch Session
Date - 22 October, 2020
Time - 16:50 - 21:00 IST
16:50 - 17:00
Session #5 (17:00 - 18:45)
Welcome Session
Security – A Trust Perspective
Launch Session
BREAK
19:05 - 19:15
Session #6 (19:15 - 21:00)
Welcome Session
Data Management and Privacy in the Digital Era
Launch Session
Date - 23 October, 2020
Time - 16:50 - 21:00 IST
16:50 - 17:00
Session #7 (17:00 - 21:00)
Welcome Session
Design in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat – the IP context
(Design Local, Deploy Global)
Launch Session

Program Committee

Organizing Committee

 

Promotion Committee

Outreach Committee

Special Session: Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context

Anindya
Saha
SaankhyaLabs

Satish Jamadagni
Satish
Jamadagni
Reliance Jio

Bhaskar
Ramamurthi
IIT Madras

Gnanapriya
Chidambaranathan
Infosys Ltd

K.V.S
Hari
IISC, Bangalore

Matti
Latva-aho
University of Oulu

Salih Ergut
Salih
Ergut
Turkcell

Tommy
Svensson
Chalmers University

Session 1: Spectrum – Challenges in a 5G World

Sharad Arora
Sharad
Arora
Sensorise

Ashutosh
Pandey
TEC

Daewon
Lee
Intel

M P S Alawa
M P S
Alawa
WPC Wing

Pawan
Garg
DoT

Yoshinori
Ohmura
5GMF

Session 2: Emerging Open Standards for 5G & Beyond

Manish Gangey
Manish
Gangey
Airtel

Rajesh
Gangadhar
Sterlite

Debabrata
Das
IIIT Banglaore

Gilad
Garon
ASOCS

Inder
Gopal
IISc

Ravikanth Pasumarthy
Ravikanth
Pasumarthy
ALTRAN

Raymond
Knopp
Eurecom

Prof. Sachin Katti
Sachin
Katti
Stanford University

 

Session 3: Advances in AI/ML for Future Networks

Brejesh Lal
Brejesh
Lal
IIT-D

Prakash
Ramasetty
CDOT

Kalpesh Parikh
Kalpesh
Parikh
ESDS

Dr. Paul Harvey
Paul
Harvey
Rakuten

Pushpak Bhattacharya
IIT Bombay

Saidhiraj Amuru
Saidhiraj
Amuru
IITH

Subhas Mondal
Subhas
Mondal
WIPRO

Vinod Khader
Vinod
Khader
IBM

Session 4: Rural and Remote Data Connectivity – Global Case Studies and Standards

 

Balaji Rangaswamy
Balaji
Rangaswamy
Sooktha

Kiran Kuchi
Kiran
Kuchi
TSDSI

DK
Agrawal
BSNL

Federico
Boccardi
OFCOM

Jaspreet
Singh
KIRAT

Jean-Pierre
Bienaimé
TSDSI

Jose Marcos
Camara Brito
5G Brasil

Sandeep
Agarwal
CDOT

Tharek Abd Rahman
Tharek
Abd Rahman
MTSFB

Session 5: Security: A Trust Perspective

Sharad Arora
Sharad
Arora
Sensorise

UK Srivastava
UK
Srivastava
TEC

 Adrian Scrase
Adrian
Scrase
ETSI

Amit Pradhan
Amit
Pradhan
Voda-Idea

Gyu Myoung Lee
Gyu Myoung
Lee
KAIST

Narendra
Nath
NSCS

Satish Jamadagni
Satish
Jamadagni
Reliance Jio

Session 6: Data Management and Privacy in the Digital Era

Akhilesh Srivastava
Akhilesh
Srivastava
TCS

Rajeev
Shorey
IITD

Akshay
Mishra
DSP Networks

Anand
Virani
CCT

Balaji Rangaswamy
Balaji
Rangaswamy
Sooktha

 Giridhar Mandyam
Giridhar
Mandyam
Qualcomm

Sachin Lodha
Sachin
Lodha
TCS

V.
Kamakoti
IIT Madras

Session 7: Design in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat – the IP context

Kumar Sivarajan
Kumar
Sivarajan
Tejas Networks

Rajesh
Gangadhar
Sterlite

Abhijeet Chaudhary
Abhijeet
Chaudhary
Niral Networks

Abhishek Thakur
Abhishek
Thakur
IDRBT

Akhilesh Srivastava
Akhilesh
Srivastava
TCS

Andreas
Mueller
5G ACIA

Arumugam Govindswamy
Arumugam
Govindswamy
MBit Wireless

Babu Narayanan
Babu
Narayanan
CEWIT

Badri Gomatam
Badri
Gomatam
STL

David
Lund
PSC Europe

DongKu
Kim
5G Forum

Lalit Mohan
Lalit
Mohan
IDRBT

Nitin
Jain
VVDN Technologies

R K
Pathak
DoT

V Chandrashekhar (CEWIT)
V
Chandrashekhar
CEWIT

Vishwakumara Kayargadde
Vishwakumara
Kayargadde
Saankhya Labs

TSDSI TECH DEEP DIVE 2020- CALL for SPONSORS

TSDSI organises an Annual TSDSI Technical Deep Dive (TTDD) Conference, where technocrats, researchers and standards experts from around the world come together to discuss topics related to global standardisation activities, and, emerging and futuristic technology trends.

This year’s edition, is being organised ONLINE from 19-23 October 2020, and is themed around “Technologies for the Digitally Driven World” with the Inaugural Session on 19 October 2020.

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Digital (i.e. ICT) technologies have emerged as the fundamental tool used by Governments, Health workers, educational institutions, businesses and communities, to run their operations. Several new technologies are being fast forwarded for adoption, as a survival technique. Against this backdrop, the conference will deliberate on topics in areas listed below.

  • Technology Roadmap 2030
  • Spectrum: Challenges in a 5G World
  • Emerging Open Standards for 5G & Beyond
  • Advances in AI/ML for Future Networks
  • Rural and Remote Data Connectivity – Global Case Studies and Standards
  • Security: A Trust Perspective
  • Data Management and Privacy in the Digital Era
  • Design in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat – the IP context (Design Local, Deploy Global)

TSDSI Hall of Fame 2020 – Awards will also be announced at the workshop.

The workshop speakers are renowned Subject Matter Experts drawn from TSDSI and the global ecosystem. The workshop is being held online with sessions from 1700-2100 IST from 19 to 23 October 2020. There will be two sessions per day of 1:45 hours duration with a 30 minutes break in between. Participation is open to all (global audience), without any fees, by prior registration.

In order to support the organization of the workshop, TSDSI has issued a call for financial sponsorships from organizations and forums, as per Annexure A. You are welcome to support the workshop financially as a sponsor. Kindly contact outreach@tsdsi.in or bindoo@tsdsi.in/shefali@tsdsi.in to discuss the details.

Annexure A SPONSORSHIP CALL:

CategoryFeesPrivileges
Platinum PartnerRs 50000*Sponsor's Logo on the Event Collateral – Brochure and Event Website;
+
An advertorial movie/slide show of total cumulative 15 minutes to be run during the break slot between sessions.
(15 minutes on one day or 5 minutes on 3 days or 3 minutes everyday)
Gold PartnerRs 25000*Sponsor's Logo on the Event Collateral – Brochure and Event Website;
+
An advertorial movie/slide show of total cumulative 8 minutes to be run during the break slot between sessions.
(8 minutes on one day or 4 minutes on 2 days or 2 minutes everyday)

The Inaugural session of the Conference will feature:

Felicitation of Awardees of the TSDSI Hall of Fame 2020, by Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India.

Release of White Paper on “Status of Telecom Start-up Ecosystem in India”. This paper is a culmination of a study commissioned by TSDSI on Indian Telecom Startup ecosystem to capture key impediments to their growth, study best practices from successful countries and come out with recommendations.

Inaugural address by Shri Anshu Prakash.

Session Co-Chairs: Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Mr N G Subramaniam

Session Champions: Ms Pamela Kumar, Mr Amit Gupta

START TIMEEND TIMESESSIONSPEAKERS
16:50 17:00WelcomeBindoo Srivastava, TSDSI
17:00
17:45
18:00
17:45
18:00
18:30
TSDSI Awards
Release of TSDSI White Paper “Status of Telecom Start-up Ecosystem in India”
Inaugural Address
Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary,DoT;
Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Immediate Past Chairman, TSDSI (IIT Madras);
Mr N G Subramaniam Chairman, TSDSI (Tata Consultancy Services);
Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI;
Mr Amit Gupta. Advisor TSDSI - Membership Development & Start-up Strategy;
Mr Balaji Rangaswamy, CEO Sooktha Consulting

Special Session

Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context

With the ongoing development and deployment of 5G systems, the focus has shifted to disaggregated and Open systems. This also brings to focus “software as the key differentiator” whereas hardware is expected to be commoditized. India has the potential to play a key role in this “5G and Beyond” landscape because of our proven strengths in the software field. Work on “Beyond 5G” has been initiated in ITU and in multiple SDOs / organizations across the world. TSDSI has also started looking at issues beyond 5G. The SGN working group of TSDSI recently approved a 6G study item. An early start of “Beyond 5G” work is important for developing indigenous IP and influencing global standards in this area. It is critically important for India to chart a path for taking leadership in the “Beyond 5G” space, that relies heavily on software centric systems while also contributing towards commoditization of hardware.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
18:50-19:00Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
19:00-19:25Keynote#1TSDSI Technical RoadmapProf Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Immediate Past Chairman, TSDSI (IIT Madras)
19:25-19:50Keynote#2Key Drivers for 6G Development Prof Matti Latva-aho
(University of Oulu)
19:50-20:35Panel DiscussionEvolution of Technologies for Networks
and Services in the Coming Decade.
Prof KVS Hari (TSDSI Standardization Committee Chair, IISc Bangalore);
Panelists:
Ms. Gnanapriya C, Infosys Ltd;
Prof Matti Latva-aho;
Mr. Satish Jamadagni (Vice Chairman-TSDSI, Reliance Jio);
Dr. Salih Ergut, Turkcell;
Dr. Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology


20:35-20:45Open House

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 1

Spectrum: Challenges in a 5G World

Spectrum is the essential resource that fuels innovation and progress in communications. Subsequent to the WRC-19, the standardization of IMT2020 technologies and early global deployments, a key discussion across global markets is the spectrum allocation/ utilization roadmap. The spectrum allocations need to take into account the ever increasing demand for ubiquitous bandwidth and the large suite of emerging use cases and enterprise/captive network requirements which create a need for exploring new bands and allocations. This session will provide a briefing from the recent WRC-19 meetings and take a look at spectrum availability and requirements from a technology and use case lens.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
16:50-17:00Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
17:00-17:25Keynote#1Spectrum Requirements for emerging
5G/LPWA/V2X/IIOT Services & Use Cases
Mr Yoshinori Ohmura (5GMF)
17:25-17:45Keynote#2Use Cases, characteristics and considerations in the
allocation of spectrum bands beyond 52.6 GHz
Mr Daewon Lee, Intel
17:45-18:00Keynote#3WRC19 Outcomes: Spectrum Assignment and
Recommended Studies
Shri M P S Alawa , Sr. Deputy Wireless Advisor, DoT
18:00-18:45Panel DiscussionEmerging global scenario in allocation and use of
E/V bands, Licensed / unlicensed spectrum and
coexistence in new bands for IMT
Moderator: Mr Ashutosh Pandey, TEC ;
Panelist:
Shri M P S Alawa;
Mr Daewon Lee;
Mr P K Garg, Former Wireless Advisor (DoT);
Mr Yoshinori Ohmura

Session Chair

Session Champions

Session 2

Emerging Open Standards for 5G & Beyond

Technology development is increasingly getting democratized, thanks to Open Initiatives. The white box approach, coupled with interoperability, is accelerating innovations and driving down lifecycle costs, a win -win for the technology community, service providers/operators and end consumers. This session will continue the dialog from our previous edition and the feature talks and discussions with global experts from ORAN/OAI/ONAP initiatives. 

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
19:05-19:15Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
19:15-19:40Keynote#1From Research to Practice:
Disaggregating the Cellular Radio Access Network with O-RAN
Prof. Sachin Katti (Stanford University, VP Advisor VMWare)
19:40-20:05Keynote#2Using Open Air Interface for cloud-native 5G networksProf Raymond Knopp (Eurecom)
20:05-20:15Keynote#3TSDSI Initiative for driving open ecosystem in IndiaMr Manish Gangey (Airtel)
20:15-21:00Panel DiscussionFuture of 5G open initiativesModerator- Dr Inder Gopal (IISc);
Panelists: Prof Sachin Katti;
Prof Raymond Knopp;
Mr Gilad Garon (ASOCS);
Mr Ravikanth Pasumarthy (ALTRAN);
Prof Debabrata Das (IIIT Banglaore)

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 3

Advances in AI/ML for Future Networks

AI/ML is a key enabler technology for future networks. In this session experts from academia and industry bring you the latest from the topic. Some of the key themes discussed here are how to apply AI/ML to address the pain points of future networks, understanding the AI/ML progression in related fields and role of edge/core cloud in AI/ML. Cross-domain, cross-layer interoperability considerations would be debated with an eye towards future opportunities for India, in terms of standardization, contributions and other forms of innovations.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
16:50-17:00Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
17:00-17:25Keynote#1AI/ML Standards RoundupDr Paul Harvey (Rakuten)
17:25-17:50Keynote#2Recent Innovations in AIML & Mapping of Techniques,
Data Sets and Tools
Prof Pushpak Bhattacharya (IIT Bombay)
17:50-18:45Panel DiscussionRole of AI/ML: Cross domain and Cross LayerModerator: Prof Brejesh Lal (IIT-D);
Panelists:
Dr Kalpesh Parikh (ESDS);
Mr Subhas Mondal (WIPRO);
Mr. Vinod Khader (IBM);
Dr Saidhiraj Amuru (IITH)

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 4

Rural and Remote Data Connectivity – Global Case Studies and Standards

Rural and Remote areas lack the connectivity required to effectively bridge the digital divide even as we enter the age of 5G and beyond. However, there is increasing focus on this topic around the world and this is one of the pillars of digital initiatives. This session focuses on case studies from around the world on providing effective rural and remote connectivity and the initiatives in standardisation to address this challenge. « 5G for Remote Areas », besides Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC) and Massive MTC (mMTC), could thus become the « 4th pillar » of IMT-2020, as presented by India in its TSDSI RIT accepted specification by ITU-R and as proposed by Brazil in its 5G-RANGE Project between 5G Brasil and EU. We will also consider case studies from the UK.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
19:05-19:15Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
19:15-19:25Keynote#1IMT-2020, TSDSI Specifications UpdateProf Kiran Kuchi, TSDSI
19:25-19:35Keynote#25G for Remote Areas: The Missing ScenarioDr. Jose Marcos Camara Brito (5G Brasil)
19:35-19:45Keynote#3Improving connectivity in rural areas and hard-to-reach placesDr. Federico Boccardi (OFCOM)
19:45-21:00Panel DiscussionBest Practices from around the Globe, Way ForwardModerator: Prof Kiran Kuchi TSDSI;
Dr. Jose Marcos Camara Brito (5G Brasil);
Mr. Sandeep Agarwal (CDOT);
Mr D K Agrawal (BSNL);
Prof. Tharek Abd Rahman (MTSFB);
Mr. Jaspreet Singh (KIRAT Communications);
Dr. Federico Boccardi (OFCOM)

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 5

Security: A Trust Perspective

Security  concerns  facing  the  world, in general, and India, in particular, are more complex and daunting today than at any other time in entire history. The rapid pace of technology evolution has also led to increasingly sophisticated security threats. The dimensions of physical security have clearly been overshadowed by the concerns surrounding cyber and data security where the threat vectors are significantly larger and the unknowns many more. The world of technology and standardization is heavily engaged in finding solutions to minimize the incidences and consequences of such security threats.

This session will discuss state of the art topics such as quantum key, bootstrapping frameworks, security by design, trust centres etc. by bringing together global and national subject matter experts to share their views, opinions and advice on the TTDD platform.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
16:50-17:00Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
17:00-17:25Keynote#1Quantum SecurityDr Gyu Myoung Lee (KAIST)
17:25-17:45Keynote#2Security Gaps in 5GMr Satish Jamadagni (Reliance JIO)
17:45-18:05Keynote#3National Trust Centre and Security by DesignMr UK Srivastava (Sr DDG TEC)
Mr Sharad Arora (Sensorise)
18:05-18:45Presentation and Panel DiscussionOperator Trust Enabled Security FrameworkContext Setting by Mr Adrian Scrase (ETSI);
Moderator: Mr U K Srivastava (Sr. DDG, TEC);
Panelists: Mr Adrian Scrase (ETSI);
Satish Jamadagni (Rel JIO);
Mr. Amit Pradhan (Voda-Idea);
Mr Narendra Nath (NSCS);
Dr Gyu Myoung Lee

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 6

Data Management and Privacy in the Digital Era

In the age of exponential digital proliferation massive volumes of data are generated, collected, stored, and processed by multiple stakeholders in multiple devices and network nodes. This presents many challenges for data management and protection. The new ways of data processing enabled through advances in Big Data and AI/ML further add to such challenges. The effective management and stringent protection of aggregated data, personal data and privacy therefore become imperative towards sustaining digital adoption.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
19:05-19:15Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
19:15-19:35Keynote#1Trustworthy Data ManagementDr Sachin Lodha (TCS)
19:35-19:55Keynote#2Personal Data Protection & PrivacyMr. Anand Virani (CCT)
19:55-20:15Keynote#3Security & Privacy challenges while improving Contact Tracing
(Tracing (overall data collection/analysis) whilst maintaining privacy)
Mr. Akshay Mishra (DSP Networks)
20:15-21:00Panel DiscussionPandemic Technologies- Privacy challenges and solutionsModerator: Mr. Balaji Rangaswamy (Sooktha);
Panelists: Prof V. Kamakoti (IIT Madras);
Dr Sachin Lodha (TCS);
Mr Akshay Mishra (DSP Networks);
Mr Anand Virani (CCT);
Dr. Giridhar Mandyam (Qualcomm)

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 7

Design in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat – the IP context

(Design Local, Deploy Global)

It is well known that countries that have a strong culture of nurturing IP creation and protection, gain global supremacy in the technology driven world. India, with its vast technology talent pool, thriving startup culture, and a market defined by frugal power and cost margins, has all the ingredients to become a self-reliant nation by designing solutions/products/components and the manufacturing processes suited to India and like markets. This session will deliberate on the technology dimension for nurturing an ecosystem to achieve a goal of at least 5% of essential/enforceable global patents from India by 2030.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
16:50-17:00Welcome SessionWelcome Session-
17:00-17:10Opening RemarksOpening RemarksMr. Hari Ranjan Rao (DoT)
17:10-17:35Keynote#1Presentation on 5G Use Case LabsDr Abhishek Thakur (IDRBT)
17:35-18:00Keynote#2Indian Multi-institution 5G Test LabMr. V Chandrashekhar(CEWIT)
18:00-18:55Panel Discussion5G Use Cases and Test Labs InitiativesModerator-Mr. Babu Narayanan (CEWIT);
Panelists: Mr. R K Pathak (DoT);
Mr. Andreas Mueller (5G ACIA);
Mr. David Lund (PSC Europe);
Mr Lalit Mohan (IDRBT);
Dr DongKu Kim (5G Forum)

18:55-19:20BREAK
19:20-19:45Keynote#3Design and Manufacturing from India for the World - Case StudyDr. Badri Gomatam (STL)
19:45-2100Panel DiscussionDesign in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat Moderator- Dr. Kumar Sivarajan ( Tejas Networks);
Panelists: Mr. R.K. Pathak (DoT);
Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava (TCS);
Dr. Vishwakumara Kayargadde (Saankhya Labs);
Mr Abhijeet Chaudhary (Niral Networks);
Mr. Nitin Jain (VVDN Technologies);
Mr Arumugam Govindswamy (MBit Wireless)

Session Chairs

Session Champions