Smart Cities India 2020
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20-22 May 2020
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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Speakers 2019

Conference Programme 2019

Day 1: 22 May 2019
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
1130-1300 hrs 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
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
1130-1300 hrs 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
1530-1545 hrs Tea break
1545-1715 hrs 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

Day 2: 23 May 2019
Time Conference Room C: EV and Battery Tech India Summit
1000-1315 hrs Workshop: Charging-as-a-Service: for Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Cities If and how-to setup and manage EV charging business?
1000-1045 hrs Business Models and Pricing for Charging-as-a-Service Expert: 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 hrs Charger make, Technologies and Performance Expert: 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
1130-1145 hrs Tea break
1145-1230 hrs Charger overall System Integration, Backend and Operations Expert: Ms. Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Esmito, India
• 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

Who can benefit

  • Entrepreneurs looking to enter into EVs and/or Charging business
  • Real Estate and Business Owners (Mall, Hotel, Parking, Petrol etc.)
  • City Officials (Urban, Smart, Transport etc.)
  • Vehicle OEMs (ICE and EV), Retrofitters
  • EV Components, Infra and Service providers
  • Fleet Operators
  • EV and other Automobile Dealers
  • Power Distribution Utilities
  • Consultants
  • Solar System Integrators
  • IT cos.
  • Investors

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