Session plan & Presentations  



Day 1
February 14, 2013


9.30 to 10.00

 Theme Address ESDM-2020: Product Innovation, Global Collaboration & Policy Initiatives
India is emerging into a preferred global destination for ESDM. Given the growing stature of the Indian ESDM industry, we can no longer work in an isolated environment. Global influences must be welcomed, international frameworks must be adopted and cross-country collaboration must become a norm rather than an exception. In the context of India’s own mission to become self sufficient and meet domestic demand for electronics, there is an urgent need to promote product innovation and IP creation in the country.

We bring together global CEOS, veterans of the Indian industry, young enterprising leaders and government representatives to discuss India’s future as a global provider of not just bits and pieces of the supply chain, but as the owner of the entire ESDM value chain.
10.00 to 11.00 Inauguration
11.00 to 11.30 Tea Break  
11.30 to 12.00 Keynote address 1

12.00 to 1.15

Panel session 1 ESDM Product Development: Domestic & Global Company Experiences
While India is well recognized as a global destination for fabless chip design, our contribution to global end-to-end product design and development is less than what it ought to be. Product development requires deep R&D pockets, proximity to end customers and the ability to quickly scale to meet growing demand. Also, conceptualizing new products that address the often hidden needs of consumers requires different skill sets.

During this session, industry leaders will share their product development stories, both in the international and domestic markets, and to present relevant case studies highlight the pitfalls to avoid and success factors to emulate while driving product development in India.
1.15 to 2.15 Lunch  
2.15 to 3.00 Keynote address 2
3.00 to 3.30 Tea break  

3.30 to 5.00

Panel session 2 Standards Driving Product Innovation
Consumers today are more discerning than in the past. Consumer awareness is high and people are willing to pay for better quality, lower energy footprint, reliability and lower TCO. In fact, compliance with domestic and global standards is becoming a differentiator for manufacturers. It is but obvious that innovation cannot remain untouched by this growing clamor for official certification of efficiency and trust. Innovative designs that comply with global standards are more likely to see large-scale adoption. The need of the hour is, therefore, to develop products that combine creativity with globally acceptable standards.
5.00 to 5.30 Closing keynote address 3  
6.00 to 6.30 Keynote address 4
6.30 onwards Networking dinner
Day 2 February 15, 2013
8.00 to 9.00 Breakfast sponsor
9.30 to 10.00 Keynote address 5

10.00 to 11.30

Panel address 3 Address Critical Social Issues through Electronics (Education, Health Care, Energy)
Access to quality healthcare, education and basic necessities of life are the hallmarks of human welfare. On closer analysis, it is evident that none of these social issues remain untouched by electronics. Electronics plays a crucial role in improving our overall quality of life – incubators that give a new lease of life to infants; mobile phones that are delivering education in a most unique manner; and renewable energy that is lighting even the remotest of villages in the country. In this session, we reexamine the role of electronics in addressing socially relevant issues in the country and discuss the road ahead for the Indian ESDM industry and the government in achieving our social goals.

11.30 to 12.00

Tea break  

12.00 to 1.15

Panel address 4 Catalyzing Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Some of the most impactful innovations around the world are astonishing in their simplicity. While we all recognize the ingenuity of the innovation, we often fail to comprehend the amount of R&D that goes into unraveling that simple “tweak”. R&D is time consuming and, as many of us have learnt the hard way, unpredictable. Funding R&D, and therefore innovation, is unlike funding other ventures backed by proven business plans, marketable solutions, etc. Is, perhaps, lack of funding keeping our Indian entrepreneurs from shaking up the world with their disruptive innovations? Are Indian VCs, one of the most crucial links in the entrepreneurial value chain, doing their bit to fuel innovation? What can Indian entrepreneurs in the ESDM space do to attract venture funding?
1.15 to 2.15 Lunch  
2.15 to 2.45 Keynote address 6

2.45 to 4.00

Panel address 5 Analysing World-wide Policy Framework Implementation to Promote Local ESDM
What makes China a leader in electronics manufacturing? How did the world’s biggest electronics and semiconductor companies survive their tough years? What has been the role of the Government in making countries like USA, UK, and Taiwan favorable destinations for ESDM? More importantly, what lessons can India draw from these international experiences?

The recent slew of initiatives – preferential market access to domestic players, SIPS 2, set up of electronic clusters across the country, etc. – underline the Indian Government’s keen interest in growing ESDM industry. During this session, senior members from the government and the industry will discuss how international policy frameworks and implementation strategies influence Indian policy making.