Inaugural Session

5 March 2021, 07.00 PM IST

06.50 PM Assembly over Virtual Platform
07.00 PM Welcome Address by Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman, INDIASOFT and Past Chairman, ESC
07.05 PM Special Address by Mr Sandeep Narula
Chairman, ESC
07.15 PM Keynote Address by Mr Rahul Chhabra
Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
07.25 PM Special Address by Mr B B Swain
Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Government of India
07.35 PM Special Address by Mr Ajay Prakash Sawhney
Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
07.45 PM Address by the
Guest of Honour
Mr Deepak Balgobin*
Hon'ble Minister of Information Technology,
Communication and Innovation,

Government of Mauritius
07.55 PM Inaugural Address by
Chief Guest
Mr Suresh Prabhu
Hon'ble Member of Parliament,
India's Shepra to G20 & G7 and
Former Minister for Commerce & Industry, Civil Aviation and Railways, Government of India
08.05 PM Vote of Thanks Mr Gurmeet Singh
Executive Director, ESC

*confirmation awaited

CONFERENCE ON
OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY

9 MARCH 2021, 7.30 PM IST (10.00 AM EST)

Welcome Address Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman, INDIASOFT and Past Chairman, ESC
Chairman Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra
Secretary, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
Keynote Address Mr Deepak Bagla
Manging Director, Invest India
Special Address Mr Jayesh Ranjan
Principal Secretary, IT, Electronics & Communications, Government of Telangana
Special Address Mr Saurabh Gaur
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
Special Address Dr Omkar Rai
Director General, Software Technology Parks of India
Special Address Mr Ashishkumar Chauhan
Managing Director & CEO, BSE
Special Address Ms Anat Bernstein Reich
Managing Director, A&G Partners, Israel
Special Address Mr S Rahdakrishnan
Past Chairman, ESC
Vote of Thanks Mr Gurmeet Singh
Executive Director, ESC

*confirmation awaited

FOCUSSED CONFERENCES & BUYERS MEETS

Sl No Date & Time (IST) Territory  Theme Speakers
1. March 10, 05.00 PM Africa IT Cooperation with Africa Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

Dr Rajendra Kumar
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Mr Srikar K Reddy
Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce

Eng. Amr Mahfouz*
Hon’ble Assistant Minister for Growth and Development, Ministry of Communication and IT Government of Egypt

Dr Enobong Umoessien
Head, Business & Enterprise Promotion, Private Sector Directorate, ECOWAS Commission, Nigeria

Mr Sanjay Agarwala
Managing Director, Eastern Software Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Paritosh Gupta
CEO, Kukuza Project Development Company

Ms Sheela Sudhakaran
Editor Trends in Africa
2. March 11, 07.30 PM USA & Canada IT Cooperation with USA & Canada Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman, INDIASOFT and Past Chairman, ESC

Mr Sanjay Chadha
Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Ms Aileen Nandi
Minister (Commerce), US Embassy in India, New Delhi

Mr Manoj Mohapatra
Minister (Commerce), Embassy of India Washington D.C.

Ms Apoorva Srivastava
Consul General of India, Toronto

Mr Jay Gullish
Executive Director, Digital Economy, Media, Entertainment, and Satcom
US – India Business Council

Mr Adrian Mutton
Founder & CEO, Sannam S4

Mr M.R. Rangaswami
Founder, Indiaspora, San Francisco

Ms Juhi Naithani
Assistant Director, International Business Investment, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Mr Vijay Thomas
President, India-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Mr Chris Carder
Executive Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Schulich School of Business, Canada

Mr Mandeep Singh Puri
Past Chairman, ESC
3. March 16, 10.30 AM Japan & Asia Pacific IT Cooperation with Japan and Asia - Pacific Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

H.E. Mr Sanjay Verma
Ambassador of India to Japan

Mr Sanjay Chadha*
Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce

Mr Manoj K Mishra
Secretary, Department of IT, Government of Odisha

Dr Anita Gupta
Head, NEB Division, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

Mr Keiichi Onozawa
Policy Director, JETRO New Delhi and METI Advisor

Ms Mona Khandhar
Minister (E&C), Embassy of India, Japan

Mr Akimichi Kurihara
President & CEO, Zenwaves Japan Inc.

Mr Yoichi IIDA
Deputy Director General for G7/G20, Ministry of Internal
Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan
Chair, Committee on Digital Economy Policy, OECD

Mr Rajeev Mathew
Programme Head (JAPAC) Oracle
4. March 17, 03.00 PM UK IT Cooperation with United Kingdom Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

Mr Charanjeet Singh
Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of India in UK

Lord Karan Bilimoria
President, Confederation of British Industry

Ms Nidhi Mani Tripathi
Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Ms Rhiannon Harries
Deputy Trade Commissioner, South Asia British High Commission in India

Prof. Jaideep Prabhu
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Ms Meghna Misra Elder
Head, ICT, UK India Business Council

Mr Veer Sagar
Vice Chairman, ESC

Mr Vivek Mehrotra
Global Director, Digital & Architecture, Smith Detection ( Asia Pacific)
5. March 18, 03.00 PM Europe & Israel IT Cooperation with Europe and Israel Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

H.E. Mr Santosh Jha
Indian Ambassador to EU & Belgium (Chief Guest)

H.E. Mr Tanmaya Lal *
Indian Ambassador to Sweden

H.E. Mr Freddy Svane
Ambassador of Denmark in India

Ms Natasha Zangin
Counsellor, Head of Economic & Commercial Mission, Embassy of Israel in India

Dr Dietrich Kebschull *
Chairman, IGEP

Mr Axel Angeli
Strategy Advidor, TiE – Deutscheland, Germany
6. March 23, 07.30 PM USA IT Cooperation with US Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

Mr Sanjay Chadha *
Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Dr Swati Kulkarni
Consul General of India at Altanta

Mr Amit Kumar
Consul General of India at Chicago

Mr Jayesh Ranjan
Principal Secretary, IT, Government of Telangana

Mr Saurabh Gaur
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India

Ms Alka Nangia Arora
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Government of India

Mr Simon Nynens
CEO New Jersey Innovation Institute

Mr Pundi Narsimhan
Chief Mentor, STS Worldwide Inc

Ms Purnima Voria
Founder & CEO,
National US India Chamber of Commerce

Ms Ambika Sharma
Managing Director, India
USIBC

Mr Rahgu Chittimala
CEO & Managing Partner - TechStar Group
National President - IT Serve Alliance Inc
7. March 25, 10.00 AM OCEANIA India - Oceania IT Opportunities and Cooperation Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

Mr Amit Yadav
Director General of Foreign Trade, India

H.E. Mr Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi
High Commissioner of India to New Zealand

H.E. Mr A Gitesh Sarma *
High Commissioner of India to Australia

Mr. Rohit Anand
Director, Managed Services & Outsourcing for Datacom, New Zealand 

Mr Rajiv Mathew
Programme Head (JAPAC) Oracle

Mr. Naved Shafiq *
Associate Vice President, HCL
8. March 30, 07.00 PM Latin America IT Cooperation with Latin America Mr Nalin Kohli
Chairman INDIASOFT & Past Chairman, ESC

Mr Suresh Kumar
Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Mr Carlos Isaacs
Executive Director, Incubatec, Chile

Mr Cristhian Salamanca
Executive Director, Colombia-India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Colombia

Mr Gonzalo Landaeta
President, CBTI, Bolivia

*confirmation awaited

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