Session plan & Presentations  



Day 1
January 28, 2013


9.30 to 10.00

 Theme Address ESDM-2020: Product Innovation, Global Collaboration and Policy Initiatives
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 recognised 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
Standards have a special place in both technology development and manufacturing. Build-to-spec and interoperability are sine qua non for today’s products. The evolution of domestic standards is particularly important during these times when we are aggressively pushing for better manufacturing capabilities within the country. Product innovation should, therefore, go hand-in-hand with innovation in standards. Can standards provide impetus to the start-up ecosystem? How can local players leverage standards to their benefit in the global marketplace?
5.00 to 5.30 Closing keynote address 3  
6.00 to 6.30 Keynote address 4  
6.30 onwards Networking dinner  
Day 2 January 29, 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)
Electronics is fundamentally transforming the way services are being delivered for social causes. The Indian government has been rolling out several high-impact social initiatives which have primarily been enabled by advances made by technology. Education is being delivered electronically using tablets and other mobile devices. Tele-medicine and other product innovations are making healthcare more accessible to the masses. Semiconductors in electronic devices are changing the energy production and consumption landscape. The use of technology as catalysts for social change presents a whole new opportunity for the ESDM sector – one in which domestic players have a definite advantage as they are closer to the users of technology. This session will debate how Indian players can leverage these social initiatives for growing the industry.

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 recognise 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 unpredictable. Unlike funding other ventures backed by proven business plans, funding R&D, and therefore innovation, is fraught with grave risks. Is lack of funding keeping our Indian entrepreneurs from shaking up the world with their disruptive innovations? Are Indian VCs doing their bit to fuel innovation? How can Indian entrepreneurs create products that address unique local requirements and yet have a global appeal?
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 Mexico and Taiwan favourable destinations for ESDM? More importantly, what lessons can India draw from these international experiences?

The recent slew of initiatives, both at the national and state level, underline the Indian Government’s keen interest in growing ESDM industry. In fact, ESDM is considered by many states as the new sunrise sector driving employment and growth for their people. During this session, senior members from the government and the industry will discuss how international policy frameworks and implementation strategies influence Indian policy making.