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  • eGov India 2008 Conference Agenda

    DAY I: July 29, 2008
    8.00 am- 9.30 am Delegates Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
    9.30 am- 9.35 am eINDIA2008 Inauguration of ConferenceWelcome Address by Dr MP Narayanan, President, CSDMS
    9.35 am- 9.40 am Introductory Remarks R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, IT, Department of Information
    Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology,
    Government of India, Chair: Programme Advisory Board, eINDIA 2008
    9.40 am- 10.30 am Plenary Address

    • Subash Pani, Secretary, Planning Commission, Government of India
    • Jainder Singh, Secretary, IT, Department of Information Technology, Ministryof Communications and Information Technology, Government of India
    • Michael Rawding, Vice President, Unlimited Potential Group, Microsoft Corporation
    • Praveen Vishakantaiah, President, Intel India


    10.30 am- 10.35 am Guest AddressSuresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Former Minister of Environment and Power,
    Member of Lok Sabha
    10.35 am- 10.55 am Inaugural AddressD Purandeswari, Minister of State for Higher Education, Ministry of
    Human Resource Development,Government of India
    10.55 am- 11.00 am Vote of ThanksDr Ravi Gupta, Executive Director, CSDMS
    11.00 am- 11.15 pm Inauguration of eINDIA2008 Exhibition
    1.00 pm-2.00pm Networking Lunch
    2.00 pm-3.30 pm

    Session 1: Key Note I The Future of e-Governance in India: Government 2.0 and Beyond


    Discussion Points:


    • Government transformation in the 21st century: From citizen-centric to citizen-driven governance (from eGov to weGov)? What is a true meaning of citizen centricity?
    • Joined-up, seamless government: is it feasible?
    • Emerging trends and technologies for public sector transformation (enterprise architecture, ERP, SOA, mashups, PPPs, open source,Web 2.0 etc)
    • How Web 2.0 technologies can help transform government and facilitate integration, communication and collaboration within public sector organisations, with the private sector and with the citizens



    J Satyanarayana, CEO,
    National Institute of Smart Government




    • Oleg Petrov, Coordinator,
      e-Development Thematic Group,
      Global ICT Department,World Bank
    • Jaijit Bhattacharya, Country Manager,
      Sun Microsystems Ltd.
    • Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach,SeniorProgramme Officer,,International
      Development ResearchCentre
    • Niraj Prakash, General Manager,
    3.30 pm-4.00 pm Tea & Coffee Break
    4.00 pm- 5.30 pm

    Session 2: Key Note II Citizen-centric e-Governance in India: How Close/Far are we from the Goal?

    Discussion Points:

    • Current scenario of e-Governance implementation in India
    • How close we are from the goal-Factors for success
    • How far we are from the goal-reasons for slow progress
    • What more needs to be done by government and private sector


    R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT (DIT), Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India (GoI)


    • Partha Bhattacharya, Chairman, Coal    India   Limited
    • M Raman, Director General,
      Directorate   General forSupplies & Disposals (DGS&D), Ministry of Commerce
    • Sudhir Krishna, Additional Secretary,Ministry of Panchayati Raj,
    • Pramod Saxena, Chairman and
      Managing Director
    6.00 pm-9.00 pm Venue: World Bank Office, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

    Session 3: Global Dialogue on the Future of e-Government

    Government 2.0 and Beyond: Next Generation of Government Transformation


    Discussion Points:

    • What is the future of government?
    • Is technology facilitating a movement towards minimalist government?
    • What is likely to be the next frontier in moving from e-Government to i-government to u-government?
    • How will government services be delivered in the future?
    • What technologies are likely to be most relevant?
    • What should governments do to leverage existing and emerging technologies to achieve transformation?
    • What are the major challenges in moving towards Government 2.0 and beyond?



    6.00 pm-6.15 pm Welcome & Introductions

    6.15 pm-6.25 pm Opening Remarks by Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT

    6.25 pm- 7.50 pm Presentations by Randeep Sudan Anthony Williams Andrea DiMaio

    7.50 pm-8.40 pm Country Perspectives

    8.40 pm-9.00 pm Closing Remarks

    Keynote Address and Chair:

    R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, DIT, Ministry of Communications and IT, GoI


    • Oleg Petrov, Coordinator,
      e-Development ThematicGroup,
      Global ICT Department, World Bank
    • Ravi Gupta, Convener, eIndia 2008 and ExecutiveDirector, CSDMS



    • Randeep Sudan, e-Government
      Practice Leader,the Global
      ICT Department
      (GICT), World Bank
    • Andrea Di Maio, Vice President, Gartner Research
    • Anthony Williams, Vice President, Government 2.0,nGenera Insight

    Country Perspectives

    India: Jaijit Bhattacharya, Country Manager, Sun Microsystems Ltd.


    Ghana: Jonas Amoapim, Director, Ghana Information & Communications Technology Directorate (GICTeD)

    Rwanda:Wilson Muyenzi, Project Manager, eRWANDA Project, Rwanda Information Technology Authority


    Tanzania: David Sawe, Advisor, President’s Office


    DAY II: July 30, 2008
    8 am – 9.00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
    09.30 am -11.00 am

    Session 4: Web Quality – A Pre-requisite for Successful




    Discussion Points:

    • Website quality assessment by STQC
    • Website quality and international scenario by GTZ
    • Need for standardization
    • Technology offering solutions for embedded website quality by industry
    • Content Standardization
    • Addressing citizens perspective
    • Legal issues
    Chairperson: Dr. S.L. Sarnot, Director General, Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC), DIT, Ministry
    of Communications & IT, GoISpeakers

    • Neeta Verma,Senior.Technical. Director,National Informatics Centre,
    • U.K.Nandwani, Director, STQCIT
      Services, STQC,DIT,Ministry of Communications
      &IT, GoI
    • Dr Ricarda Wildemann,Technical Advisor,Economic Development
      through e-Government, GTZ
    • Vakul Sharma, Advocate
    • Ashish Mehta, Senior Consultant,
    11.00 am – 11.30 am
    Tea & Coffee Break
    11.30 am-1.00 pm

    Session 5: Government Data Centres:
    The Storehouse for Information


    Discussion Points:

    • Progress of SDCs operationalistion after its approval by Government
    • Operational and management issues
    • Challenges being faced by states in implementation -power, cooling, storage,hosting, migration, security issues, etc.
    • Private Sector in SDCs: Roleand opportunities

    Chairperson: Patrick Kishore, Chief Information Security Officer, State Bank of India



    • Magdy El Hanawy, Project manager
      E- Government Programme,
      Ministry of State for Administrative
      Development, Government of Egypt
    • Prashant Pereira, Manager Products Hosting Services Enterprise Solutions,
      Sify Technologies Ltd.
    • Rajendra Dhavale, Director, -Technical Sales,CA India & SAARC
    • Mr. Srikant Chakrapani -Director, Enterprise Solutions, Hitachi Data Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
    • Krishnan B. Nair, Manager – Business Development,Kerala State IT Mission
    1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Networking Lunch
    2.00 pm- 3.30 pm
    Session 6: Panel Discussion: State Wide Area Network: Core Infrastructure for Government Services

    • Network performance andservice level monitoring issues- the role of third partyagencies
    • Seamless integration ofSWAN with other e-Govinfrastructure SDC, CSC & lastmile connectivity infrastructure.
    • Readiness / applicationcontent issues related to SWAN
    • Bandwidth related issues
    • Private sector players,technology stake holders ofthe SWAN: Implementationand operation
    • Success stories and pitfalls
    • Managing large country widee-Governance infrastructureprogrammes like SWAN,SDC, e-District and issuesrelated to Knowledge transferand implementation of bestpractices
    Moderator:Ashish Sanyal, Senior Director, DIT, Ministry of Communications and IT, GoIPanelists

    • Y. S. Mallik, Commissioner &Secretary
      IT, Government ofHaryana
    • Alok Chaturvedi, Secretary,
      IT,Government of Bihar
    • Lt. Col. H. S. Bedi, CMD,
      TulipTelecom Ltd.
    • Tanmoy Chakrabarty,
      VP andHead,Global Government
      Industry Group of TataConsultancy Services
    • Madhav Reddy, SeniorTechnical
      Director, NIC, GoI
    • S. K. Seth, Deputy DirectorGeneral (Commercial), BSNL
    3.30 pm- 4 .00 pm Tea & Coffee Break
    4.00 pm- 5.30 pm
    Session 7:Capacity Building: Change ManagementDiscussion Points:

      • Managing the Environment and Managing the HumanResources
      • Current initiatives for capacity building in e-Governance for government functionaries
      • Change management issues & kind of people required
      • Role of knowledge sharing networks and
        centers ofexcellence
      • Role of private sector
    Chairperson:S. R. Das, Senior Director, DIT, Ministry of Communications & IT, GoISpeakers

    • R. S. Sharma, PrincipalSecretary, IT Government of Jharkhand
    • N. S. Kalsi, Joint Secretary (Centr-States), Ministry of Home Affairs,
    • Oleg Petrov,Coordinator, e-Development Thematic Group, Global ICT Department, World Bank
    • Pranav Roach, President,Hughes Networks Systems India Ltd
    • Dr. Ahmed Samir, Assistant to Minister for Country Resource Planning, Government of Egypt
    • Tan Sian Lip, Vice President, Solutions and Technology, CrimsonLogic Pvt. Ltd.
    5.30 pm-7.00 pm
    Panel Discussion

    • eINDIA e-Leaders’ Forum
    • Defining Initiatives taken
    • Major Drivers for e-Governance
    • How to create the mechanismfor disseminating informationabout status of the projects at the states
    • Streamlining information flow
    • How to ensure regular updateof information
    • Challenges
    • Future trajectory
    Chairperson: R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, DIT, Ministry of Communications and IT, GoICo-Chair:Subhas C Khuntia, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoIPanelists

    • Prakash Kumar, JointSecretary, Ministry of EarthSciences, GoI
    • R. S. Sharma, PrincipalSecretary, IT, Government of Jharkhand
    • Michel Van der Bel, VicePresident Public Sector,Microsoft International
    • Alok Chaturvedi, Secretary, IT Government of Bihar
    • Shantanu Prakash, ChiefExecutive Officer, Educomp
    7.00 pm onwards Gala Dinner
    DAY III: July 31, 2008
    8 am- 9.00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
    9.30 am-11.00 am
    Session 8: e-Procurement in Government
    Discussion Points:

      • How to gain maximum benefit from e-Procurement tools and techniques
      • Need for reforms inprocurement system
      • Capacity building and process re-engineering issues
      • Supplier engagement
      • Best Practices
      • Challenges in Implementation
    Chairperson: S.N.Srivastava,Director,Directorate General for Supplies& Disposal (DGS&D), Ministry ofCommerce, GoISpeakers

    • William Lock, Chairman, ElcomInc.,Scotland
    • S Sanjeev K Itagi,Sr. Consultant, (Procurement &Transformation), CapgeminiConsulting India
    • Amit Kumar Jain, Deputy ChiefOperating Manager/ Planning,Northern Railway, IndianRailways
      Traffic Services
    • V. Rajaraman, Vice- President, NIIT Technologies
    • Sumeet Bhatt, Director, NexTenders
    11.00 am -11.30 am Tea & Coffee break
    11.30 am-1.00 pm
    Session 9: IT Innovations in MunicipalitiesDiscussion Points:

    • IT implementation strategy for Municipality mission modeproject
    • Major projects launched
    • GIS use for Spatial planningin municipalities
    • Issues and challenges inimplementation of IT inmunicipalities
    • Recommendations
    Chairperson: Vivek Bharadwaj, Special Secretary, Department of Urban Development, Government of West BengalSpeakers

    • Sanjay Jaju, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
    • Chetan Vaidya, Director, National Institute of UrbanAffairs, New Delhi
    • Joe Dignan, Business Development Manager,Microsoft,
      Research India
    • Srikant Nadhamuni, Managing Trustee, e-Governance Foundation, Bangalore
    1.00 pm-2.00 pm Networking Lunch
    2.00 pm-3.30 pm Session 10: e-Governance Good PracticesDiscussion Points:

      • Factors that facilitated the success of the projects
      • Change management and other challenges
      • How challenges have been overcome
      • Benefits accrued for G2C and G2G transactions
      • Lessons Learned

    Chairperson: Prakash Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI


    Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary, IT, Kerala

    Sanjay Aggarwal, General Manager (Operations), Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), GoIBarun Kumar Sahu, Director (Personnel), Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI

    Lekha Kumar, Director, (e-Governance), Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions,GoI

    Ankit Mittal, Consultant, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, GoI

    Ajay Ahuja, IT Architect, Sun Microsystems Ltd.

    3.30 pm-4.00 pm Tea & Coffee break
    4.00 pm- 6.00 pm Valedictory and eINDIA2008 Awards

    • Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister for Panchayati Raj & DONER, Government of India
    • Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament
    • R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT, Ministry of Communications and IT, GoI
    • Subhas C Khuntia, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI


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