India Digital Summit to showcase new pillars of digitisation

INTERNET and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is back with its annual flagship property — India Digital Summit (IDS) 2019. The 13th season of the event this year spanned across two days will kick-start on January 17, 2019, at The Lalit, Delhi. The central theme for IDS this year is – ‘Mission 2022 – New Pillars of Digitalisation.

As the country steps into a new digital era, witnessing exponential growth and cutting–edge technologies, the event aims at exploring the latest innovations, and the ideas behind them. The summit will host eight separate programs; with four running parallel on each day. While the first day will host ‘Investor conference’, ‘FinTech’, News & Media and Emerging Tech simultaneously in separate halls. While the second day will host parallel tracks of ‘Future of Work’, ‘StartupCon’, ‘Future of Marketing’ and ‘Future Tech’.

In keeping with the theme of IDS 2019, IAMAI is presenting StartupCon, an exclusive platform for start-ups across the industry from anywhere in the country. The platform will offer an ideal opportunity for start-ups to showcase their products and business models in front of a whole galaxy of investors to seek funding beyond one crore INR for their next round of growth.

India is a much younger country today and its buoyancy is visible across sectors. Entrepreneurship is the new mantra as the country’s outlook turns more and more global. Over the years, IAMAI has been in the forefront, ensuring startups get the right platforms besides supporting showcasing breakthrough solutions to the industry’s finest honchos and mentors.

The Summit would be attended by several high-profile government officials and industry stalwarts like R S Sharma, chairman, TRAI, SMT. Aruna Sundararajan, chairman, DCC & secretary (T), DoT, Amit Khare, Neeraj Kumar Gupta, the information commissioner, Central Information Commission of India, Rajan Anandan, chairman, IAMAI & managing director, Google India, Deep Kalra, founder, chairman and group CEO, MakeMyTrip, among others.

Top honchos across the industry will share their thoughts highlighting the new pillars that will structure ‘digitisation’ for India. The Summit will offer a common platform to academia, industry policy-makers, users and analysts to interact with each other and clearly define a roadmap for a digitised economy by 2022.

Some of the key Speakers for the summit include:

  • Yashish Dahuya, co-founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar
  • Abhiraj Bhal, co-founder, UrbanClap
  • Viren Shetty, executive director, Narayana Health
  • Dilip R S, country manager, Alexa Skills
  • Dinesh Agarwal, founder, IndiaMart,
  • Naveen Surya, chairman, Fintech Convergence Council,
  • G Padmanabhan, non-executive chairman, Bank of India
  • Vishpal Reddy, regional HR director – APAC, Uber
  • Tarun Katial, CEO, ZEE5 India

Over the two-days, the delegates will get an opportunity to attend sessions and discussions across varied sectors which includes tech, marketing, customer experience, fintech and insurance besides networking with the who’s who in the industry.

This year, IAMAI has assembled the digital sections of FMCG, BFSI and other payment platforms to provide an arena to unify the voices, and fashion a pathway to strong digital economy by 2022, led by tech innovators who have achieved milestones digitally in various sectors such as fintech, entertainment, and e-commerce.

The summit will deliberate the key initiatives that brought about a paradigm shift towards digitisation across platforms, boost in the consumption of entertainment, and the advent and power that start-ups claim today. The usage dynamics of KYC, the future of Aadhar, shutting down of ATMs and the implications of tokenisation would be some of the hot topics that will be discussed with immense vigour.

Additionally, the Summit will also delve into key issues being faced by the industry, while allowing delegates to interact freely to outline the objectives that will help achieve the common goal of widespread digitisation.

IAMAI’s annual Summit has gained increasing significance over the years for being the unprecedented dais that has nurtures innovation and technological developments across sectors, that has a pervasive impact in the global arena. The flagship event has built for itself a strong reputation of being the ideal body to host eminent personalities and industry veterans in digital and affiliated space.

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