Thrust Areas of the Congress
  • Make in IndiaMake in Indiais an initiative of the Government of India to encourage multi-national, as well as domestic, companies to manufacture their products in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014. India would emerge, after initiation of the programme in 2015, as the top destination globally for foreign direct investment, surpassing China as well as the United States.
  • Skill IndiaSkill Indiais an initiative of the Government of India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 July 2015 with an aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The initiatives include National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme and the Skill Loan scheme.
  • Smart CitiesSmart Citiesmission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.
  • Digital IndiaDigital Indiais an initiative by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity. It was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks.
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussions:
  • Day 1 (May 20, 2016)Day 1
    May 20, 2016
    Panel Discussion Theme:
    Make in India - Reinventing Skilled India.
  • Day 2 (May 21, 2016)Day 2
    May 21, 2016
    Panel Discussion Theme:
    Leveraging Technology for Smart and Digital India.
Keynote Speakers / Planery Talks
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Resource Persons

Dr. A. K. Paul
Vice Chancellor
DAV University, Jalandhar

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Juhani Nieminen
Senior Advisor
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury
Founder & CEO
Gala Smart Cities

Mr. Kunwar Vikram Singh
Chairman
Security Sector Skill Development Council

Mr. Jagat Singh
Founder & CEO
Global Network

Panelists

Dr. Juhani Nieminen
Senior Advisor
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury
Founder & CEO
Gala Smart Cities

Mr. Deepak Vohra
Ambassador
Ministry of External Affairs of India

Mr. Ibadat Singh
Vice Persident - Operations
Datawind Ltd

Mr. Mahesh Munjal
Managing Director
Majestic Auto Ltd.

Mr. Kunwar Vikram Singh
Chairman
Security Sector Skill Development Council

Md. Shadan Zeb Khan
Sr. Divisional Security Commissioner
Railway Protection Force

Ms. Kamma Raj Aggarwal
Past Chairperson
CII Punjab State Council & Director
GDPA Fasterners

Mr. Dinkar Adlakha
Vice President Govt. & PSU
EMC India

Mr. Himanshu Shekhar
DGM - Smarter Cities
North & East, IBM

Ms. Aastha Sayal
Director
Gaia Smart Cities

Session Chairs

Dr. N. C. Kothiyal
Professor
Department of Chemistry
National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
GT Road, Bye Pass, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India

Dr. Rohit Mehra
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
GT Road, Bye Pass, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India

Dr. Hardeep Singh
Professor
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Dr. Krishan Saluja
Associate professor
Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozpur

Dr. Anil Kumar Verma
Associate Professor
Thapar University, Patiala

Dr. Kulbir Singh
Associate Professor
Thapar University, Patiala

Dr. Vinod Kumar (Kapoor)
Professor
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

Dr. ManinderLal Singh
Professor
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Dr. Amardeep Singh
Professor
Punjabi University, Patiala

Dr. Rupinder Singh
Professor
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

Dr. Ajay Batish
Professor
Thapar University, Patiala

Dr. S P Singh
Professor
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Dr. Jaspal Singh
Professor
Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana

Dr. Narinder Kumar Khullar
Professor
Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana

Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi
Director
Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Engineering College

Prof. Ajay K Sharma
Director
National Institute of Technology, Delhi

Dr. Ajat Shatru Arora
Professor
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sangrur, Punjab

Dr. Dilbag Singh
Associate Professor
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Dr. Satish Kumar Kansal
Associate Professor
Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lehragaga

Dr. Yadwinder Singh Brar
Professor
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana