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Workshop on ‘Research and Action Agenda for a National Broadband Initiative’
April 16, 2010
Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre,
New Delhi – 110003, India. 
Introduction to the Workshop and Inauguration
Introduction (Prof Rekha Jain, Prof Rajat Kathuria)
Inauguration: Secretary DIT (Mr R Chandrashekhar), Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER (Dr Rajiv Kumar)
Theme 1: Experience of Other Countries
Chair: Prof Rajat Kathuria Professor, ICRIER
  1. Prof Rekha Jain (Executive Chair, IITCOE and Professor, IIMA)<download presentation>
  2. Mr Deep Kalra (CEO, and Member of the Executive Council, NASSCOM Internet Working Group)
  3. Dr Robert Pepper (Senior Managing Director, Global Adv. Tech. Policy Unit, Cisco Systems Inc) <download presentation>
  4. Mr Neil Gough (Director, Public Policy, Emerging Markets, Vodafone) <download presentation>
Theme 2: Technological Developments
Chair: Mr Sridhar Venkatesh, C-DOT Alcatel Research Center
  1. Prof Abhay Karandikar (Convener & Coordinator, TICET, IIT Bombay) <download presentation>
  2. Mr T R Dua (Deputy Director General, COAI) <download presentation>
  3. Mr Ajay Ranjan Mishra (Global Head – Innovations Management, Nokia Siemens Networks) <download presentation>
Theme 3: State Level Factors
Chair: (Dr Priya Ranjan), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  1. Prof Rajanish Dass (Professor, IIMA) <download presentation>
  2. Mr Deepak Maheshwari (Director-Corporate Affairs, Microsoft)<download presentation>
  3. Prof Rajat Kathuria Professor, ICRIER <download presentation>
Theme 4: Demand Factors
Chair: Prof. Rekha Jain, IIMA
  1. Mr Mohan Krishnan (Sr. Vice President, IMRB) <download presentation>
  2. Mr Kunal Bajaj (Partner, Director, India, Analysys Mason Limited)<download presentation>
  3. Mr Rajat Mukarji (Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular)<download presentation>
Theme 5: Addressing the Needs of Rural, Semi urban, Low Ability to Pay Customers
Chair: Dr Subrat Kar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  1. Mr S K Gupta (Advisor (CN), TRAI) <download presentation>
  2. Mr Arun Pande (Head of Innovation Labs, TCS) <download presentation>
  3. Mr Rakesh Kapur (Joint Managing Director, IFFCO) <download presentation>
  4. Dr Anand Vinekar (Head of Department, Pediatric Retina & Tele-Ophthalmology, Narayana Nethralaya) <download presentation>
Panel Discussion: Local Loop Unbundling and its Role in Broadband Developments
Chair: Dr Mahesh Uppal, ComFirst (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  1. Prof Sidharth Sinha (Professor, IIMA) (Lead Panelist) <download presentation> <download paper>
  2. Dr Varadharajan Sridhar (Research Fellow, Sasken Communication Technologies) <download presentation>
Review and Developing the Future Agenda (All Chairs)


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