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Conference on Future of the Digital Economy: Cross Currents in Emerging Regimes


Date: 25th March 2019

Venue: Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


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10:00AM – 10:30AM : Registration and Networking Breakfast


10:30AM – 10:50AM : Welcome Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER

Peter Cherukuri, Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute


10:50AM – 11:15AM: Key Note Address

Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India


11:15AM – 12:30PM: High Level Panel Discussion on Future of the Digital Economy


Moderator: Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER



Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia, Facebook

Asoke Kumar Mukerji, Former Permanent Representative to UN, Govt. of India

Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India

Sanjeev Bikchandani, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, Info-Edge


12:30PM – 01:15PM: Lunch


01:15PM – 01:35PM: Special Address

Gopalakrishnan S. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India


01:35PM – 02:45PM: Panel Discussion I

Data Security: Emerging Discourse on Encryption and Localisation


Moderator: Deepak Maheshwari, Director – Govt. Affairs, Symantec



Madan M. Oberoi, Special Commissioner of Police (Special & Tech Cell), Delhi Police, Govt. of India

Mudit Kapoor, Associate Professor Of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute

Ritesh Kumar Singh, Founder and Chief Economist, Indonomics Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Shahana Chatterji, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.


02:45PM – 03:00PM: Tea Break


03:00PM – 04:15PM: Panel Discussion II

Identity & Authentication in India’s Digital Economy


Moderator: Prasanto K. Roy, Senior Director, FTI Consulting



Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation

Smitha Krishna Prasad, Associate Director, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University Delhi

Vaibhav Kakkar, Partner, L& L Partners Law Offices

Wriju Ray, Chief Business Officer, IDfy


04:15PM – 04:30PM: Closing Remarks

Peter Cherukuri, Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute

Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER


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