24-26 March 2021
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

Conference Programme

Day 1: 22 May 2019 (Wednesday)
Time Conference Room A
0930-1100 hrs Introduction & Welcome: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group

Address by Industry Partner: Mr. Ankur Malhotra, Director, Mazars Advisory LLP

Address by Knowledge Partner: Mr. Sameer Jain, Partner & Lead – Urban Transformation, KPMG

Address by Knowledge Partner: Mr. Rahul Bagdia, Director & Co-founder, pManifold

Inaugural Address: Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, IAS, Secretary, Minister Housing & Urban Affairs Government of India

Release of reports:
Synchronizing a SMARTER India: by Mazars
Internet of Things in Smart cities: by KPMG
City EV Readiness: Bottom-up approach to scale EVs: by pManifold

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group

Ribbon Cutting and Exhibition Tour
1100-1130 hrs Tea break
Time Conference Room A: Smart Cities Conference Room B: Solar Conference Room C: EV and Battery Tech Conference Room D: Water
1130-1300 hrs Plenary Session: Developing smart cities for our citizens

Session focus:

• Essential features of smart cities mission
• Role of citizens in building smart cities
• Benefits for unprivileged sector in smart cities
• Learning from key smart city developments around the world
• Market trends and growth drivers
• Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
• Key emerging technologies and applications
• Cities with public private partnerships
• City and utility collaboration
• Conversations between small and large cities and finding incentives to work together

Moderator: Mr. Sameer Jain, Partner & Lead – Urban Transformation, KPMG
Chair: Shri Naresh Kumar, Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, India

Industry Presentation: Mr. Deepak NG - Director BT Innovative Business & Global Affairs, Dassault Systemes, India


• Shri Anjum Parwez, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government (Municipalities & UDA), Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka, India

• Mr. Rajendra Chaudhari, Director (Commercial), NBCC, India

• Mr. Rajeev Talwar, CEO, DLF Ltd., India

• Dr. Renu Khosla, Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence, India

• Mr. Kyong-Yul-Lee, Secretary General, World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO)

• Mr. Jayant Kohale, Business Head – RPG Smart Infra, KEC International Limited, India

• Mr. Amjad Sayyed, Sr. Vice President, Schindler India
CEO Speaks: Solar energy for a sustainable future

Session focus:

• Why should India go big on solar?

• How do we reach not just 2022 targets but also create a sustainable ecosystem to meet NDC target of 2030?
o Required policy interventions
o Required regulatory nudges

• How to scale up the deployment of rooftop solar to meet 2022 targets?

• Can the Indian government facilitate the business of Indian IPPs in foreign geographies?

Chair: Shri Pranav Mehta, Chairman, National Solar Energy Federation of India, India

Keynote and Industry Partner

Shri Deepak Gupta, Director General, National Solar Energy Federation of India, India

• Mr. Sujoy Ghosh, Managing Director, First Solar, India

• Mr. A.K. Jain, Managing Director, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited, India

• Mr. Anil Gupta, Managing Director, Okaya Power Pvt.Ltd., India

• Dr. Praveen Saxena, CEO, Green Jobs Skill Council, India

• Mr. R.K. Sharma, Executive Director, Refex Energy, India

• Mr. Sunil Badesra, Business Leader (India), Sun Grow, India
Plenary Session: Electrifying the future: Learnings and the way forward from Global Leaders

Session focus:

• Status of schemes, regulations, policies, subsidies and challenges

• Need of financing for EVs

• Trends in growth of various EV types i.e. 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers, cars and buses

• EV manufacturing and supporting technologies

• EV design and mass adoption

• Overcoming the cost challenges

• Electric vehicle safety standards

• Investment models

Moderator: Mr. Rahul Bagdia, Director & Co-founder, pManifold, India

Special Address:
Shri Anil Srivastava, Adviser, DG-DEMO, Niti Aayog, India

Leading Speakers:

• Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India, India

• Mr. Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director, Virgin Hyperloop One, Middle East and India

• Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head & Vice President (EA), Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Naga Satyam, Executive Director, Olectra Greentech Limited(Goldstone), India
High level panel discussion: Water for a sustainable future
Session focus:

The session will bring the industry leader together to discuss the robust, inclusive, leading-edge solutions for a sustainable water future.

Session focus:
• Universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
• Adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all
• Improve water quality
• Increase water-use efficiency across all sectors
• Supply of freshwater to address water scarcity
• Integrated water resources management
• Protection and restoration of water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
• Global cooperation for a global issue
• Participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management

Moderator: Mr. Puneet Srivastava, Sr. Advisor, Water and Sanitation, India

• Mr. Santosh Kumar Dwivedi, Operations Head – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, HCL Foundation, India

• Mr. Avinash Kumar, Director-Programs and Policy, WaterAid, India

• Mr. Shalabh Kumar, Member-Water Supply, Delhi Jal Board, India

• Swamini Adityananda Saraswati, Ganga Action Parivaar, India

• Mr. N. Srinivas, Chief Engineer/G.M (TECHNICAL),KUIDFC, India
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Digitally integrated smart cities

Session focus:

• Digital infrastructure for citizen
• Governance and services on demand
• Digital empowerment of citizens
• Command control centres
• 5G for smart cities
• Networks & data solution
• Cyber security

Moderator: Ms. Neetika Chhabra, Associate Director, KPMG

Keynote Address: Mr. Vinay Thakur, Director, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Govt. of India

Industry Presentation:
Mr. Anil Tak, Head Digital Business, Schindler, India

• Mr. Gaurav Agarwal, Managing Director, Symentac, India & SAARC

• Mr. Govind Singh Chauhan, Executive Director (Business Development), ABM Knowledgeware, India

• Mr. Gowtham Kumar Sampath, Head – ICT Research, Infoholic Research, India

• Mr. Ashdhir Kinra, CEO, Cohesive Technologies, India

• Dr. Harsha Thennarasu, CISO, HKIT, India

• Mr. Vasudevan Venkatakrishnan, Business Development Director APAC, Ruckus Networks at CommScope
Release of Research Paper by Infoholic Research
Accelerating renewable energy in India by creating more bankable projects

Session focus:

• Specific provisions required for the bankable PPAs such as REWA
o Indexing financial closure timelines, etc. to approvals and land acquisition
o Factoring in risks to receivables, etc.
• How to factor in the resource risk?
• Is two-part tariff possible in renewable energy PPAs?
• Is the change in law robust enough in SECI and state PPAs?
• Performance of the plants over 25 years
• Other provision such as termination clause, etc.

Chair: Shri K.S. Popli, Former CMD, IREDA, India

Keynote Address: Mr. J.N. Swain, IAS, Managing Director, SECI, India

• Dr. P.C. Maithani, Adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India
• Mr. Ashok Aneja, Director, Dr. Gopal Energy Foundation, India

• Mr. Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank Group, India

• Mr. Neeraj Menon, Partner, Trilegal, India

• Mr. Raj Singh Niranjan, Managing Partner, Trans India Law Associates & Legal Advisor, International Solar Alliance, India

• Mr. Sunay Shah, Director, Navitas Solar, India

• Dr. Pawan Singh MD & CEO PTC India Financial Services Ltd., India

• Mr. Sandeep Upadhyay, MD & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Limited, India
India’s EV charging infrastructure

Session focus:

• Current status of charging infrastructure from home charging to fast charging, swapping and way forward
• Barriers in deploying charging infrastructure
• Vision target and policy measures
• Role of utilities in developing charging infrastructure
• Emerging EVs charging ecosystem i.e. solar, park and charge, etc.
• Investments opportunities

Moderator: Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Esmito, India

Presentation by:
Mr. Krishna Sharma, Director, EV Charging, Delta Electronics, India

• Mr. Allen Abraham, Regional Analyst, BloombergNEF, India

• Mr. Nitish Arora, Track Lead, Electric Vehicles & Clean Technology, Ola Mobility Institute

• Mr. A.K. Jain, Managing Director, REIL, India

• Mr. Vijay Jaiswal, Director – Automotive, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited ( TSSIIC), India

• Mr. Maxson Lewis, Managing Director, Magenta EV Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Awadhesh Kumar Jha, Vice President, Fortum, India
Emerging technologies and innovation in water sector

Session focus:

• Digital transformation
• Policies and regulations to support utilities for deploying advanced technologies
• Long term innovations
• Platform for research and innovation
• Data information and analytics
• Potential of digital to transform the customer experience
• Designing
• Solutions for wastewater, leakage, solar water pump, irrigation, recycle and reuse, groundwater flow, water desalination, etc.

Moderator: Mr. Puneet Srivastava, Sr. Advisor, Water and Sanitation, India

• Ms. Poonam Sewak, Vice President - Knowledge and Partnerships, Safe Water Network, India

• Dr. Yu-Jen Huang, R&D Department Manager, Ever-Clear Environmental Eng. Corp., Taiwan

• Mr. Mazharul Haque, Managing Director, Oasis WFS Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Manish Biyani, Associate Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, India

• Mr. Ulrich Schott, Principal Hydrogeologist, Dornier Consulting International, Germany

• Mr. Lalit Bajare, Managing Director, Nixie Engineers Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Vishal Sharma, Principal Design Engineer - Piping, Jacobs Engg India Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Manohar Bandarum, Founder, Sensworx, India
1530-1545 hrs Tea break
1545-1715 hrs Disruptive technologies for smart cities

Session focus:

• IoT technology to create an intelligent city for citizens
• Blockchain and its impact on Industries
• Future of industrial IoT in smart cities
• Change in the ecosystem through AI and robotics, automation, drones, digital twin and AR
• The myths & reality of industry 4.0

Moderator: Mr. Gowtham Kumar Sampath, Head – ICT Research, Infoholic Research, India

• Mr. Rajesh Devnani, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting

• Mr. Prayukth KV, Head of IoT Marketing, Subex, India

• Mr. Dhananjay Sharma, Chief Operating Officer, SenRa, India

• Mr. Murali Thandavamurthy, Director, Semtech, India

• Mr. Vinay Thapliyal, MCU Marketing Manager –India, STMicroelectronics Pvt Ltd., India

• Mr. Dharmendra Tomar, Associate Director, Tata Communications, India
Solving grid integration issue to accelerate uptake of solar energy
• Innovative financial solutions/guarantees to allocate the risks efficiently
• Bankable and robust PPAs
• How to improve the forecasting and scheduling guidelines in states?
• How to achieve better coordination between SECI and states?
• Is must run status even tenable with the current Indian RE targets?

Chair: Mr. Pankaj Batra, Former Member, Central Electricity Authority, India

• Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Senior Deputy General Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., India

• Mr. A.K. Naik, AGM (Power Systems), SECI, India
Energy Storage for EVs
Session focus:

• Present status and future trends in technology, performance and costs
• Batteries and battery management systems
• Next generation battery materials and technologies
• Manufacturing opportunities in India
• Investments opportunities

Moderator: Mr. Sumit Dhanuka, Founder and Managing Partner, Precog Innovation Partners, India

• Dr Priyank Dahanukar, CEO, EVI (Electric Vehicle India), India

• Mr. Piyush Gupta, CEO, Lithion Power, India

• Mr. Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Group, India

• Mr. Samit Jain, Managing Director, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , India

• Mr. Akash Kaushik, CEO, Euclion Energy, India
Water economics: Valuation, pricing, technology, management and market development
Session focus:

• Pay as per the usage
• New technologies and innovations
• Valuation of fresh water: Parameters and pricing
• Surging water demands and usage
• Government initiatives, regulatory mechanism and incentives
• Obligations for water trading: needed or desirable
• Water management in cities
• Role of local communities and citizens for water market
• Global examples

Moderator: Mr. Puneet Srivastava, Sr. Advisor, Water and Sanitation, India

• Mr. Kirit Goyal, CEO, Gazelle Information Technologies, India

• Ms Prashansha Gupta, Project Coordinator, Akhil Bhartiya Samaj Seva Sansthan, Banda, India

• Ms. Kangkanika Neog, Programme Associate, CEEW, India

• Mr. Vikas Shah, COO, WaterHealth International, India

• Ms. Kriti Sharma, Project Director, Enactus (SRCC), India

Day 2: 23 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time Conference Room A: Smart Cities Conference Room B: Solar Rooftop Summit Conference Room C: EV and Battery Tech India Summit Conference Room D: Buildings
1000-1130 hrs Urban planning and architecture for smart cities

Session focus:

• Governing the urban
• Exploring social identity and culture
• Infrastructure and the urban region
• Land use and planning
• Global perspectives on urban transformations
• Knowledge-based economies, innovation networks, and regional development in India
• Livelihoods, migration, and the urban economy
• Slum redevelopment
• Mass housing

Moderator: Mr. Ashish Sachdeva, Founder, Green Dream Foundation, India

Dr. PSN Rao, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, India

Industry Address:
Mr. K Suresh, Business Development Director – Towers and Telecom, Ramboll

• Mr. Anil Kumar Bansal, IPE Global Ltd., India

• Mr. Amit Khanna, Founder and Design Principal, AKDA, India

• Mr. Mani M Mani, Founder and Chief Creative officer, RD&M Architects, India

• Mr. Shiv Marwaha, Advisor - Landuse and Urban Planning, WWF, India

• Mr. Fabrice SERVANT, R&D Lead Customer Projects Director, Dassault Systemes

• Mr. Anoj Tevatia Co-Founder, Design Forum International, India

• Mr. Jamie Webb, Head, Benoy, UK
Harnessing solar energy in cities: Role of residential consumers

Session focus:

• Untapped market potential to achieve 40GW target
• Government policies and schemes for residential consumers
• Opportunities for cities to go solar
• Market challenges and drivers
• Consumer perspective towards rooftop solar in residential categories
• Role of discoms

Chair: Dr. Ashvini Kumar, Senior Director, TERI, India

Keynote Address:
Sri G.Raghuma Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Ltd. Hyderabad

• Ms. Selna Saji, Research Analyst, CEEW, India

• Mr. Raushan Kumar, Head-Channel Sales, Havells Solar, India

• Mr. Alok Varma, Associate Director, HCL Foundation, India

• Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, AVP and Head Renewable, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, India

• Mr. Vamsi Gaddam, Joint MD, Visaka Industries, India
1000-1315 EV Workshop: Charging-as-a-Service: for Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Cities If and how-to setup and manage EV charging business?

1000-1045 Business Models and Pricing for Charging-as-a-Service


Mr. Rahul Bagdia, Director & Co-founder, pManifold, India

• Mapping of EV use cases (across 2-Wheeler/ 3-Wheeler/ 4-Wheeler/ Bus; commercial fleet vs. personal use; fixed vs. swapping battery) to charging infrastructure requirements

• EV use cases attractiveness and adoption measured in terms of Total cost of Ownership

• Opportunity sizing for EV Charging-as-a-service in India, and its segmentation

• Growth Drivers for rise of EV and Charging Business opportunities in India

• Different Charging Business models and entry strategies (Learning from various rollout deployments)

• Pricing for Charging-as-a-Service with scenarios and investment analysis

1045-1130 Charger make, Technologies and Performance


• Mr. Manas Trivedi, Sr. Manager-Mobility, Exicom, India

• EV charger types and important technical characteristics – slow vs. fast; off-board vs. on-board; vehicle segment specific; home vs. public charging; battery chemistry and size inter-relation;

• EV charger constituents and key elements that impact charging performance

• New technology innovations, features and readiness (vehicle-to-grid interactions, renewable integration, grid load management etc.)

• Considerations for chargers selection and procurement; role for standards;

• Best practices in Chargers setup, operations and maintenance
Special Plenary Session: Green buildings by 2022

Session focus:

• Current scenario and market trends
• Policies, regulations and certifications
• Challenges and opportunities
• The economic and business case for green buildings
• Architectural and engineering perspective
• Green buildings for health & wellbeing of people
• A net zero energy buildings
• Communities involvement
• Landscapes in built environments

Moderator: Mr. Atul Nag, Senior Director, IFM, JLL, India

• Mr. Saurav Choudhury, Associate Counsellor, IGBC, India

• Mr. Saurabh Diddi, Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India

• Mr. Pankaj Goyal, Vice President, International Operations, Schneider Electric, India

• Mr. Pranay Kumar, Business Head PMC and Cost Management, MottMacdonald, India

• Ms. Shruti Narayan, Lead – Green Building Program, IFC, India

• Mr. Ashish Jain, Managing Partner, AEON Integrated Building Design Consultants LLP, India
1130-1145 hrs Tea break
1145-1315 hrs Climate Smart Cities: Session by WWF

Session focus:

• Climate action in Indian cities – success stories, challenges, and way forward
• Role of cities in the climate agenda
• Climate mitigation action in cities
• Climate resilient cities
• Integrated approach to air pollution and climate change
• Financing climate action in cities

11:45 – 11:50 Setting the context

11:50 – 12:15 Climate action in Indian cities – success stories, challenges, and way forward


• Mr. Rahul Kapoor, Director-Smart Cities Mission, MoUHA, India

• Dr. Swapnil R Kamble, Project Manager (Environment Division), Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited

• Mr. Mangesh Dighe, Environment Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation

• Prof. Mahavir Jain Golechha, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

12:15 – 13:00 Panel Discussion “Cities as nodes for climate action”

• Role of cities in the climate agenda
– Mr. Ajay Raghava, Deputy Director, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India

• Linking smart cities initiatives with the national climate agenda
– Mr. Ajeya Bandopadhyay, Partner, KPMG

• Climate resilient cities
- Dr Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Chair – Urban Resilience, National Institute of Urban Affairs

• Integrated approach to air pollution and climate change
– Dr. T.S. Panwar, Director – Climate Change and Energy, WWF-India (Moderator)

• Financing climate action in cities
– Mr Chandan Bhavnani, Executive Vice President, Responsible Banking, Yes Bank
13:00 – 13:10 Q &A
13:10 -13:15 Closing remarks
Creating solutions and innovative business models to upscale rooftop solar deployment

Session focus:

• Provision of group and virtual net-metering
• New business models for rooftop solar deployment: community solar, on-bill finance, demand aggregation etc.
• Do it yourself: portable and standardised solar kits for small systems
• Applications and processes to install rooftop solar
• SHRISTI scheme and role of discoms
• Use of blockchain for solar energy

Moderator: Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, NSEFI, India

• Mr. Amit Barve, Head Business Development, Enerpac, India

• Mr. Radhika Choudary, Co-Founder, Freyr Energy, India

• Mr. Rohit Gadre, Regional Analyst, BloombergNEF, India

• Mr. Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Associates, CEEW, India

• Mr Pradeep Menon, Head – Strategy & Technical, Havells Solar, India

• Mr. Rajan Munjal, Channel Business Leader, Sun Grow, India

• Mr. Honey Raza, Head-Sales, Solis India, India
1145-1230 Charger overall System Integration, Backend and Operations Expert: Ms. Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Esmito, India

Session focus:

• Understanding interactions and impact of slow vs. fast charging on Battery/EV performance and also on the Grid
• Technology options and key considerations for interfacing Charger with Battery/EV and Grid (hardware/ software/ communication)
• IT operationalization for EV Charging-as-a-Service model (for fixed vs. swapping battery systems)
• Charging operations and business risks mitigation
• Technology readiness for quick launch of charging-as-a-service model

1230-1315 Conclusion
Sustainable materials and technologies for buildings

Session focus:

• Emerging technologies for building materials and construction sector
• Contribution to promoting economy, efficiency and quality in construction
• Disaster mitigation and management
• Standards and quality for buildings materials and technologies
• Capacity building and skill development

Moderator: Mr. Shailendra Verma, National Head-EOS, Property and Asset Management India, JLL, India
Keynote Address: Dr. Shailesh Agrawal, Executive Director, BMPTC, India

• Mr. Aalok A Deshmukh, General Manager and Head - Energy Efficiency
Schneider Electric, India

• Mr. R.K. Jha, GM (CTS), JK Cement Ltd., India

• Mr. K.N. Rao, Director (Energy and Environment), ACC Cement, India

• Mr. Siddharth Sharma, President, Magicrete, India

• Mr. Alok Ranjan, Director- Sales & Marketing - Aluminium sector, Vedanta Ltd.

• Mr. Chaitanya Tamhankar, AGM – Strategy & Development, Legrand, India

• Mr. O. P Gupta, Sr. Adviser, CIDC
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Conference Room A: Smart Cities Conference Room B: Solar Rooftop Summit Conference Room C: Transport Conference Room D: Smart Village Conclave
1400-1515 hrs Waste management in smart cities

Session focus:

• Policies and regulations
• Challenges and opportunities
• Waste collection and transfer
• PPP models for waste to worth projects
• Circular economy
• Innovative waste conversion technologies
• Landfill designs
• Clean India mission
• Case studies from waste generators

Moderator: Mr. Ashish Sachdeva, Founder, Green Dream Foundation, India

Keynote Speaker:
Shri Vinod Kumar Jindal, Joint Secretary(SBM), MoUHA, Govt. of India

Industry Presentation:
Mr. Nirav Doshi, Founder and Managing Director, Nido Machineries Pvt. Ltd., India

• Ms. Manvel Alur, CEO & Founder, Ensyde, India

• Dr. Suneel Pandey, Sr. Fellow and Director, TERI, India

• Mr. Aditya Sharma, Sr. Vice President Asia, Boson Energy SA, Luxembourg

• Mr. Rahul Sharma, Project Manager, HCL Foundation, India

• Mr. Prashant Singh, CEO, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, India

• Mr. Zoltán Toronyi, Managing Director, KEXPORT Cluster owned by Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises, Budapest
Building an investment ecosystem for rooftop solar in India

Session focus:

• Which one of the CAPEX and OPEX model would lead?
• Recent investment trends in rooftop sector
• Access to capital: challenges faced by consumers in availing solar loans
• Are banks financing rooftop solar systems – learnings from their experience
• Role of financing institutions in bridging the capital gap
• Challenges faced by developers
• Solutions to promote capital investment in rooftop solar sector
• Mechanisms to assess credit worthiness of consumers
• Innovative solutions and learnings from outside India

Chair and Keynote Address: Mr. Sudhir Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India

• Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi, Head – Standards and Research, SCGJ, India

• Mr. Sidharth Das, Head Roof Top Projects, Havells Solar, India

• Mr. Pradyumna Dwivedi, Sr. Manager Growth & Strategy, Navitas Solar, India

• Mr. Thorben Glaser, Project Manager, KfW

• Mr. Harshit Poddar, Co-Founder, SafEarth Clean Technologies Pvt Ltd., India

• Mr. Shravan Sampath, Chief Executive Officer, Oakridge Energy, India

• Mr. Abhilakh Singh, GM (Technical), IREDA, India

Redefining public transport

Session focus:

• Public transport planning, market trends, challenges and its solutions
• Electrification of public transport
• Intelligent transportation system (ITS) based enhanced public transport
• Digital transactions towards efficient public transport
• Accessible public transport for people with disabilities
• Alternative fuels in public transport
• Empowering women in public transport

Chair: Mr.Raghav Chandra (IAS Retd.), Former Chairman, NHAI, India

• Mr. Puneet Jaggi, Director, Gensol Group, India

• Mr. Nipun Malhotra, CEO, Nipman Foundation, India

• Mr Kavish Shah, Engineer-R&D, Waaree Energies ltd., India

• Mr. Rohan Sama, Lead - Business Development, Ridlr (an Ola company), India

• Mr. Sriteja Julapalli, Co-Founder and CEO, AspenBower Electric Vehicles, India
Opening Session: Bridging the gap between urban and rural

Session focus:

• Strengthen, implement and monitor the existing Schemes for Rural India
• Critical needs for improvement of the village’s economic and sociological environment
• Ideas for next 2 to 3 years

Opening remarks and setting the context by Conference Moderator: Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Head Rurban Mission (Past), Public Policy and Strategies, World Bank Group

Knowledge Partner Address: Ms. Navpreet Kaur, Director, HCL Foundation, India

Address by: Dr. Amitabh Kundu, Distinguished Fellow, RIS, India

Address by: Dr. B. Gangaiah IES, Member Secretary, AP State Planning Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Address by: Ms. Tanvi Sundriyal, IAS, CEO, Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology, India
Address by: Dr. Chandrashekhar Pran, Founder, Teesari Sarkar Abhiyan, India
Vote of Thanks

Roleplay Session: Smart panchayats are making smart villages

Session focus:

Few villages in India has been marching from “Swarajya to Surajya” through implementation of various
community and welfare schemes of rural development. It is necessary that Gram Panchayats perform their duties and responsibilities by more programmes and self-governance, work as per their expectations with certain goal and with foresight for social, human, economic and personal development and become committed to increase citizen services, create atmosphere of healthy competition. The session will witness the roleplay stories from few villages that have become prosperous and smart.

Session Chair Remarks: Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Operations Head-Projects, HCL Foundation, India

Views from Sarpanch (5 min each):

• Mr Amit Kumar Dwivedi, Gram Pradhan, Panchayati raj, Village Akbarpur

• Mr. Dilip Kumar Tripathi, Gram Pradhan, Village Hasuri

• Mr. Prabhakar Singh, Pradhan, Shahab Pur Village

• Mr. Kishor Chand Bhagel, Sarpanch, Sapos Village

• Ms Smriti Singh, Sarpanch, Ballia Village

• Mr. Ajay Singh Yadav, Mukhiya, Adarsh Gram Panchayat, Dharnai, Bihar

• Mr. Amit Kumar Gupta, Pradhan, Kehly Gram Panchayat

Session moderated by:
Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Head Rurban Mission (Past), Public Policy and Strategies, World Bank Group
1515-1615 hrs Essential aspects of smart cities

Session focus:

• Heritage Cities
• Education and Skilling
• Smart Lighting
• Urban Development
• Sustainable Development Goals
• Make in India
• Clean energy and climate change

Moderator: Mr. Ashish Sachdeva, Founder, Green Dream Foundation, India

Chair and Keynote Speaker: Mr. Nilachal Mishra, Partner, KPMG

• Dr. Vanita Ahuja, Director, National Institute of Design Kurukshetra, India

• Mr. Xabier Arruza, Manager, Bilbao Urban, Spain

• Mr. Aman Chawla, Founder, Aatapaha, India

• Ms. Mitu Mathur, Director, Gian P. Mathur & Associates Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Satish Kamat, President, Sricity, India

• Dr. Binti Singh, Associate Editor, Oxford Urbanists, India

• Dr. Regiane Relva Romano, Professor, FACENS, Brazil
Off-grid solar applications: opportunities and challenges

Session focus:

• What are the current and emerging applications of off-grid solar
• Government scheme and initiatives to promote off-grid solar
• Solar energy for energy access in rural India
- Solar lighting
- Solar home systems
- Mini/micro grids
• Solar agriculture and solar pumps
• Solar for productive use

Chair: Mr. S.K. Mahajan, Director, IB Solar, India

• Dr. Ashok Das, Founder CEO, SunMoksh, India

• Mr. Arush Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Group, India

• Mr. Sunil Tiku, President SBU - Inverter, Waree India

• Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, NSEFI, India
Creating sustainable mobility future

Session focus:

• Trends, major challenges, policies and programs initiated for mobility innovation in cities by government and private sector
• New mobility coming as a challenge for urban planning
• New developments and services in urban public transport
• Public transport options for tier II and III cities
• New initiatives in Metro transit system
• Global learnings and success stories

Moderator and Knowledge Partner Address:
Mr. Srinath Manda, Domain Head, Automotive & Transportation, MarketsandMarkets, India

• Prof. Sanjay Gupta, Professor of Transport Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, India

• Mr. Alexander Klotz, Head of Technical Center, Continental, India

• Mr. Stephane LECOMTE, Urban areas Industry Solution Experience Director, Dassault Systemes

• Mr. Smit Raturi, Co-Founder and CEO - ValetEZ, India

• Mr. Ramaprasanna Subbaraya S, Managing Director AAM India

• Mr. O.P Agarwal, CEO, WRI, India
Corporate Session: Optimising CSR for Rural Development

Session focus:

While rural development has always been a key area of focus for governments and a key determinant of political fortunes, it has also accepted by the corporate sector with the advent of mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Act. The companies have invested a lot through CSR grants for community development and infrastructure in rural areas. The session will explore the following:
• Common mistakes made by CSR when supporting rural development
• Focus on capacity building
• Participatory approach
• Collaborating with government
• Collective Impact
• Innovative models for CSR programs in rural development

Remarks by Conference Moderator: Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Head Rurban Mission (Past), Public Policy and Strategies, World Bank Group

• Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi, Head – Standards and Research, SCGJ, India

• Mr. Davinder Singh Mehndiratta, Founder, Pehchan, India

• Mr. Alok Verma, Associate Director, HCL Foundation, India

• Mr. Ronak Singh, Lead Member, Enactus SRCC, India
1630-1745 hrs Making cities safer

Session focus:

• The urban crime prevention approach
• The multi-dimensional approach to urban safety
• Enhancing safety through planning, management and governance
• Local authorities and safer cities
• Women safety on the top
• Cyber security
• Technology and the safer city
• Design for resilience

Chair: Mr. Vikram Sahgal, IGP, CRPF, India

• Shri M.S Bhatia, IPS, IG (ADMN), CRPF, India

• Dr. Namrita Kalsi, Chief Architect, NDMC, India

• Mr. Robin Roy, Director - Products, India & SAARC Region, Delta Electronics India Private Limited, India

• Mr. Rahul Tyagi, Co-Founder, Lucideus Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

• Ms. Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder & CEO, Safetipin, India

• Shri Raju Bhargava, IPS, CRPF, India
Brainstorming Session: Tools for making smart villages self-sufficient

Session focus:

Housing: Housing affordability, low-cost housing, materials selection, energy and water solutions, sanitation, reusability and recycling of waste, skill development, environmental design, disaster resilience, etc.
Infrastructure: Construction and maintenance of roads and other forms of infrastructure, access to education and health care, provision of services, including energy, potable water, waste and sewage management, creation of public spaces, ICT applications and operations, etc.

Building social capital, micro and community-led finance, income generation, farming support, crop selection and improvement, market access, pricing, various forms of tourism, etc

Environmental, Social, and Economic sustainability, etc.

Smart Governance:
ICT and data-driven solutions, machine learning applications, alternative forms of governance, etc.

Conference Moderator:
Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Senior Leadership, Public Policy, Programme Implementation and Strategies
Remarks by Conference Moderator: Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Head Rurban Mission (Past), Public Policy and Strategies, World Bank Group

Panel Discussion:

• Dr. Imran Amin, Associate Professor, Centre for Development Practice, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India

• Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, Business Adviser, SunMoksha, India

• Mr. Vaibhav Chauhan, Project Manager, HCL Foundation

• Mr. Saurav Choudhury, Associate Counsellor, IGBC, IndiaMr. Nikhil Manohar Dubey, Associate Director, Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology, India

• Mr. Vikas Jain, AGM – Product Management, Delta Electronics , India

• Mr. Manish Pathak, Enviropreneur, 3R Management (P) Ltd., India

• Dr. L.C. Sharma, Managing Director, IIRD, India

• Ms. Marie – Hélène Zérah, Research Director, Centre for Policy Research, India

Views from Innovators:

• Mr. Abhinav Goswami, Village- Jarara

Day 3: 24 May 2019 (Friday)
Time Conference Room A: City Leader Conclave Conference Room B: Solar Conference
Room C
Conference Room D: Startup Conclave
1000-1045 hrs Session 1: Cities for all:
The session will facilitate the discussion that supports more concrete articulation of the relationship between the concept of Smart Cities, that in some countries is referred to as the Right to the City, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It seeks to deepen the exchange about transformational urban policies that can help to ensure inclusive urban growth and at the same time allow for the economic prosperity that national and local governments strive to achieve

Shri Rahul Kapoor, Director, Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA

• Dr Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Chairman Tumakuru Smart City

• Dr Ashish Kumar Srivastava, CEO, Dehradun Smart City/Chairman, MDDA

• Shri Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd

• Video Message by Shri Sameer Unhale, CEO, Thane Smart City Ltd
Addressing solar manufacturing challenges

Session focus:

• Challenges faced by domestic manufacturers
• Availability of finance to set up manufacturing units
• Effectiveness of policies encouraging manufacturing
• Impact of trade barriers like safeguard duty
• Revisiting DCR in wake of WTO order
• Effect of quality control orders like BIS and ALMM
• Roadmap to achieve backward integration and economies of scale

Chair: Mr Shirish S Garud, Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies, TERI, India

• Shri Atul Bhargava, General Manager, Central Electronics Ltd., India

• Mr. Rishabh Jain, Manager – Market Intelligence, Centre for Energy Finance, CEEW, India

• Mr. Manish Narula, Senior Director – Business Development, South Asia Market, Jinko Solar, India

• Mr. Paritosh Tripathi, Sr. GM - Sales, Waree, India

• Mr. Vineet Tyagi, Head- Marketing & Sales, Insolation Energy Pvt. Ltd., India
Enabling shared and connected mobility in india to change the way of travel

Session focus:

• Current trends, issues, challenges and its implications
• The need of shared and connected mobility
• Policies, regulations and guidelines from government
• A step towards decongesting cities and reducing the roadsides parking
• First and last mile connectivity
• Parameters for passenger safety
• Adapting the transition of electric mobility
• Employment opportunities

Moderator: Mr. Dhruv Behl, Managing Editor, autoX, India

• Mr. Sidharth Balakrishna, Former Head of Strategy and Innovation and Executive Director, Essel Group, India

• Mr. Arnab Das, VP, Global Service Line, Advanced Networking & IoT, Altran, India

• Ms. Avantika Gode, Head of Federal Affairs, Uber, India

• Ms. Bharti Maan, Director - Digital Transformation, SAP, India

• Mr. Paavo Moilanen, Smart Mobility Expert, Ramboll

• Mr. Gerald Ollivier, Lead Transport Specialist, World Bank, India

• Mr. Vishwas Singh, Head- Policy Advocacy, Shuttle, India

• Mr. Junshan Zeng, Director General, Development & Research Center of the State Post Bureau, China
Welcome Address by Partners

• Ms. Upasana Sharma, Director, TIE Delhi NCR, India

• Mr. Digvijay Singh, COO, Indian Angel Network, India


Conclave Special Address: Building Innovation Ecosystem: Mr. Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-HUB, India


Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunity

Chair: Mr. Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-HUB, India

• Mr. Kartik Wahi, Co-founder & Director, Claro Energy, India

• Mr. Navneet Garg, CEO & Co-founder, Caya Constructs, India

• Mr. Pankaj Sehgal, MD, Sun Group, India

• Mr. Pratik Gupta, Founder, Strom Motors, India

• Mr. Vishal Mittal, Founder, Delectrik Systems Pvt Ltd., India


Pitch Session

• Mr. Ankit Vaish, Co-founder & CFO, Probus Smart Things Pvt. Ltd., India

• Mr. Akshay Joshi, Co-founder & CEO, Ambee, India

• Mr. Amrit Om Nayak, Co-founder, INDRA Water, India

• Mr. Vinay Chataraju, Head Business Development, Kritsnam Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

• Ms. Abhilasha Purwar, Chief Air Pollution Fighter, Blue Sky Analytics, India

• Mr. Aneesh Chandran, Chief Marketing Officer, Troncart Solutions Pvt Ltd ., India

Jury Panel Discussion: Start-up Ecosystem initiatives on Smart Cities

Moderator: Mr. Digvijay Singh, COO, Indian Angel Network

• Mr. Devang Mehta, Partner, Anthill Ventures

• Mr. Shashank Agrawal, Senior Associate, Sangam Ventures, India

• Mr. Manojit Bose, CKO, Pune Smart Cities

• Mr Rasik Pansare, Co-Founder, Get My Parking

Announcement of winners from Pitch Session and Vote of Thanks
1045-1130 hrs Session 2: Spotlight from cities: Cross learning and knowledge sharing
Session Focus:

• International learnings & exchange
• Case studies from cities
• Technology integration

Session Focus:
Dr Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Principal Secretary Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics & Chairperson Tumakuru Smart City

Ms Thanawan Klumklomchit, Head of Division, Communication and Member services, UCLG-APAC
Mr Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer, LGA Maldives
Mr Kyong-Yul-Lee, Secretary General, World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO), South Korea
Mr Ravi Rajan Guru, Dy Director General, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)
1145-1230 hrs Session 3: Civic engagement and participation
The session focuses on civic engagement & participation in implementating city projects like creating blue green infrastructure, inclusive cities, innovative tools, methods, strategies and methods engaging public c participation

Session focus:

• Strengthen the participation of local communities

• Active participation in governance and reforms

• Build enabling policies for citizen-led interventions

• Create a regional hub which can encourage citizens to come up with innovative ideas and to develop them as ventures

• Strengthen academic institutions to enhance human capital resource in the region

Shri Tikender Panwar, Former Mayor, Shimla

• Dr Kuldeep Arya, IAS, CEO Smart City Ahmedabad Ltd

• Dr Shantarajanna HR, Chief Engineer, Tumakuru Smart City

• Mr M Narayan, Chief Engineer, Hubbali Dharwad Smart City
Digitisation ushering a new solar era

Session focus:
• Need of digitisation
o Innovation in O&M technologies
o Reducing evaluation cost & time for rooftop solar
• Solar industry 4.0
o Smart modules and inverters
o Impact of big data in solar projects
o Improving forecasting mechanisms
o Use of blockchain technology for energy trading
• Efficient energy management with IoT
• Putting “Digital Twins” to work

Mr. Prasidh Kumar, President, India Africa Youth Energy Forum, India


• Mr. Manish Das, Co-Founder, Skilancer Solar, India
• Ms Shweta Malik, TERI, India
• Mr. Siddharth Gangal, CEO, The Solar Labs, India
• Mr. Alok Kumar, Director & Country Manager India- Advisory, DNV GL, India
• Mr. Gaurav Mamik, President, Veriown Global Inc., India
• Mr. Richard Shacklock, Africa Region-Sales Manager, Geosense South Africa Limited
Road safety needs

Session focus:

• Reviewing current policy and future recommendations
• Safe road infrastructure, highways, toll management
• Traffic layout, control, management and enforcement for road safety
• Effect of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) on road safety
• Vulnerable road users
• User behaviour and Post-crash care
• Training and skilling for drivers

Chair: Dr Kamal Soi, Member - NRSC, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India

• Mr. Phil Allen, VP Sales - APAC, TomTom

• Mr. Ryan Gayman, Vice President -Partnerships, Roadbotics, USA

• Dr. Amit Gupta, Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care, J.P.N. Apex Trauma Center, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

• Mr. Mahesh Rajoria, General Manager: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and Director: IDTR, India

• Mr. Piyush Tewari, CEO, Save Life Foundation, India
1230-1315 hrs Session 4: Ideas for fast-tracking implementation of smart cities

Focus: Engaging ideas from audience and city leaders and planners


Mr Ravi Rajan Guru, Dy Director General, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)

• Shri Arun Prakash, CEO, Agra Smart City

• Mr Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Group Govt. Affairs Officers, Tata Sons Ltd

• Shri Tikender Panwar, Former Mayor, Shimla

• Shri Narendra Sonawa, President, Nagar Parishad, Namli (Ratlam)
1315-1400 Lunch
Time Conference Room A
1400-1600 Smart Cities India Awards: Chief Guest: Shri Parmeshwaran Iyer, Secretray, Ministry of Drinking Water Supplyand Sanitation
1600-1730 Film Screening of SuryaGanga, a new award-winning documentary movie on water, energy and climate



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