TSDSI Tech Deep Dive 2020

 

TSDSI Tech Deep Dive 2020 Banner Final

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 Inaugural session on “Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context” will set the context for the conference theme – “Technologies for the Digitally Driven World”. TSDSI Awards will also be announced in this session.

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

Time - 17:00-20:45
Date - 19 October 2020
    
1700-1745
1745 - 1800
1800 – 1830
TSDSI Fellows Awards
Release of the “Startup Whitepaper”
Inaugural Speech on the Workshop Theme: “Technologies for the Digitally Driven World”

Launch Session
BREAK
Special Session (1900 - 2045)Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context
Time - 17:00-2100
Date - 20 October, 2020
Session # 1 (1700 – 1845)Spectrum – Challenges in a 5G WorldLaunch Session
BREAK
Session #2 (1915 – 2100)Emerging Open Standards for 5G and BeyondLaunch Session
Time - 17:00-21:00
Date - 21 October, 2020
Session #3 (1700 – 1845)Advances in AI/ML for Future NetworksLaunch Session
BREAK
Session #4 (1915 – 2100)Rural and Remote Data Connectivity - Global Case Studies and StandardsLaunch Session
Time - 17:00-21:00
Date - 22 October, 2020
Session #5 (1700 – 1845)Security – A Trust PerspectiveLaunch Session
BREAK
Session #6 (1915 – 2100)Data Management and Privacy in the Digital EraLaunch Session
Time - 17:00-21:00
Date - 23 October, 2020
Session # 7 (1700 – 2100)Design in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat – the IP context
(Design Local, Deploy Global)
Launch Session

Program Committee

Organizing Committee

 

Promotion Committee

Outreach Committee

This page will be updated shortly

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)

TSDSI Hall of Fame was instituted from year 2019 onwards to felicitate individuals who have contributed to the cause of TSDSI. Persons who have made outstanding efforts, contributions or accomplishments of technical nature or for institutional building or raising reputation of TSDSI in the community, are recognized as “TSDSI Fellows”.

There are three award categories as follows:

  1. Technical Category: accomplishments, contributions to TSDSI technical activities
  2. Organizational Category: outstanding contribution towards building TSDSI as an institution
  3. Champion Category: enhancing TSDSI influence/stature in the ecosystem

Awardees receive a commendation certificate and their names are hosted on the TSDSI Website.

TSDSI Fellows for the year 2020 will be announced on 19 October 2020. Visit here to view details of awardees for year 2019.

Inaugural Session

Technology Roadmap 2030: India Context

As technology development cycles shrink, spurred by softwarization and disaggregation, India, traditionally a Software powerhouse and a huge market, has an opportunity to take a leadership position in the global technology landscape. This session will look at niche technology areas where India should focus to be able to give atleast 5 out of the top 100 global technology companies from India.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
19:00-19:25Keynote#1Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi*, Chairman TSDSI (IIT Madras)
19:25-19:50Keynote#2Key Drivers for 6G DevelopmentProf Matti Latva-aho
(University of Oulu)
19:50-20:35Panel DiscussionEvolution of Technologies for Networks
and Services in the Coming Decade.
Moderator: Prof KVS Hari (TSDSI Standardization Committee Chair, IISc Bangalore);
Panelists: Mr. Satish Jamadagni
Prof Matti Latva-aho
Ms Gnanapriya C (Infosys Ltd)
Dr Leo Lehmann* (ITU-T SG13 Chair)
20:35-20:45Open House

* Speakers to be confirmed

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
17:00-17:25Keynote#1Spectrum Requirements for emerging 5G/LPWA/V2X/IIOT
Services & Use Cases
Mr Yoshinori Ohmura (Secretary General 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 StudiesMr G K Agarwal* (Wireless Advisor, Department of Telecommunications, Govt.of India)
18:00-18:45Panel DiscussionEmerging global scenario in allocation and use of E/V bands, Licensed / unlicensed spectrum and coexistence in new bands for IMTModerator: Ashutosh Pandey ;
Mr Yoshinori Ohmura;
Mr Daewon Lee, Intel;
Mr G K Agarwal*,
Mr P K Garg, Former Wireless Advisor (DoT)

* Speakers to be confirmed

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
19:15-19:40Keynote#1ORANProf. Sachin Katti (Stanford University, VP Advisor VMWare)
19:40-20:05Keynote#2OAIProf Raymond Knopp (Eurecom)
20:05-20:15Keynote#3TSDSI Initiative on Open StandardsMr 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),
Dr Saptarshi Chaudhari* (Radisys),
Prof Debabrata Das (IIIT Banglaore)

* Speakers to be confirmed

Session Chairs

Session Champions

Session 3

Advances in AI/ML for Future Networks

This session aims to bring a mix of experts in academia and industry, to discuss the current technical directions and challenges in AI/ML, with specific focus on 5G and beyond 5G. Derivations and extrapolations in terms of future opportunities for India, in terms of standardization, contributions and other forms of innovations would be important.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
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 Patna)
17:50-18:45Panel DiscussionRole of AI/ML: Cross domain and Cross LayerModerator: Prof Brejesh Lal;
Panelists: Expert* Tech Mahindra,
Dr Kalpesh Parikh (ESDS)
Mr Subhas Mondal (WIPRO)
Manish Gupta* (Google AI Labs)
Dr Saidhiraj Amuru (IITH)

* Speakers to be confirmed

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.

TimeSession NameTopicSpeakers
19:15-19:35Keynote#1IMT-2020, TSDSI Specifications UpdateProf Kiran Kuchi, TSDSI
19:35-19:55Keynote#2Case Study Presentation Jose Marcos Camara Brito (5G Brasil)
19:55-20:15Keynote#3Case Study PresentationExpert* OFCOM
20:15-21:00Panel DiscussionBest Practices from around the Globe, Way ForwardModerator: Prof Kiran Kuchi TSDSI;
Jose Marcos Camara Brito,
Expert* CDOT,
Mr D K Agarwal* BSNL,
Expert* MTFSB
Jaspreet Singh (KIRAT Communications)

* Speakers to be confirmed

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
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
Panelists: Mr Adrian Scrase (ETSI), Satish Jamadagni (Rel JIO),
Expert from Voda-Idea,
Mr Narendra Nath (NSCS),
Dr Gyu Myoung Lee

* Speakers to be confirmed

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
19:15-19:40Keynote#1Trustworthy Data ManagementDr Sachin Lodha (TCS)
19:40-20:05Keynote#2Personal Data Protection & PrivacyMr. Anand Virani
20:05-20:25Keynote#3Security & Privacy challenges while improving Contact Tracing
(Tracing (overall data collection/analysis) whilst maintaining privacy)
Mr. Akshay Mishra
20:25-21:00Panel DiscussionPandemic Technologies- Privacy challenges and solutionsModerator: Balaji Rangaswamy
Panelists: Prof Kamakoti* (IIT Madras)
Dr Sachin Lodha
Mr Akshay Mishra
Dr. Suranga Seneviratne (University of Sydney)
Mr Anand Virani

* Speakers to be confirmed

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
17:00-17:10Opening RemarksOpening RemarksMs Archana Gulati* (Niti Ayog)
17:10-17:35Keynote#1Presentation on 5G Use Case LabsDr Abhishek Thakur (IDRBT)
17:35-18:00Keynote#2Indian Multi-institution 5G Test LabMr Chandrashekhar (CEWIT)
18:00-18:55Panel Discussion5G Use Cases and Test Labs InitiativesModerator-Babu Narayanan;
Panelists: Mr. R K Pathak (DoT)
Andreas Mueller* (5G ACIA),
Mr Lalit Mohan (IDRBT),
Expert* KOREA TEST LABS

18:55-19:20BREAK
19:20-19:45Keynote#3Design and Manufacturing from India for the World - Case StudyBadri Gomatam (STL)
19:45-2100Panel DiscussionDesign in India for AtmaNirbhar Bharat Moderator- Dr. Kumar Sivarajan* ( Tejas);
Panelists: Mr Kishore Babu (DoT),
Akhilesh Srivastava (TCS)
Mr. Parag Naik (Saankhya Labs),
Mr Abhijeet Chaudhary (Niral Networks)
Puneet Agarwal (VVDN Technologies)
Mr Arumugam Govindaswami* (MBit Wireless)

* Speakers to be confirmed

Session Chairs

Session Champions