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11th India Knowledge Summit 2013

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 26, 2013 07:15 AM
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India (ASSOCHAM) is organizing the 11th Knowledge Summit 2013 in Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi on October 14 and 15, 2013. The Centre for Internet and Society is supporting this event.

Click to read the original published by ASSOCHAM here , read the tentative agenda here and the event brochure here.


The lack of a national-level doctrine has created an environment where we are entirely reactive in our cyber posture. Indeed, battlefield transcends physical borders and boundaries. The power of a nation-state is not required to inflict widespread damage to critical infrastructure systems; a single malicious actor can wreak havoc. The starkest difference, however, is that today both the private sector and individual citizens have unprecedented access to a myriad of infrastructure systems that can provide entry into sensitive systems – yet they are largely unaware of, and unaccountable for, their responsibilities in defending them.

As cyber networks rapidly transition from a mere utility to the undercurrent of our entire societal infrastructure, this reliance becomes a vulnerability. The modern Cyber Era demands a national-level doctrine that can be adopted by government agencies, armed forces, private sector organizations and individual citizens alike to establish a collective sense of purpose for our Cyber Security.

The Chamber is providing a forum to  bring executive leaders, policymakers and academia together with the scientists and practitioners that intimately understand cyber technology to collaborate and begin a debate about the complex issues.

The time has come when we should consider not only the military impact of the new cyber world, but also what role cyber defense will hold in shaping the future of our country’s economy, education, foreign affairs policies and critical infrastructure initiatives. Only then can our government, industry, and private citizens align under common goals to shape a safe and prosperous future.

ASSOCHAM India's Apex Chamber for Commerce & Industry was set up in 1920. Today the Chamber is proud to have more than 450,000 Companies as it's esteemed Member which includes many of the big global technology companies.

ASSOCHAM is privileged to be a Member of the “Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee” set up by Ministry of Communications and IT, and the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Cyber Security set up by the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India.

The ASSOCHAM’s flagship program the Annual INDIA KNOWLEDGE SUMMIT, organized since 1999 has been Addressed in the past by Noble Laureates, as the Distinguished ‘Key Note Speaker’ including – Dr. Craig Venter, Sir Harry Kroto, Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Dr. Raj Reddy, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Prof. John A Pickett to name a few.

This year the 11th INDIA KNOWLEDGE SUMMIT is being organized from 14-15 October, 2013 in Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi.

The Theme for this year’s Summit is “Cyber Era - Securing the Future”.

Registration Fees:

International Delegates: $ 200/- for both days
Indian Delegates
: Rs. 5,000/- per day
Students
: Rs. 2,000/- per day

The Delegate Registration Fee include:
Tea & Coffee
Copy of Background Paper /
Copy of Workshop Study Material

For more details please contact:

Ajay Sharma, Senior Director, M: 9899188488 , eMail: [email protected]
Varun Aggarwal, Joint Director, M: 9910613815 , eMail: [email protected]
Himanshu Rewaria, Executive, M: 9654251077 , eMail: [email protected]
Sahil Goswami Executive, M: 9871962311 , eMail: [email protected]

Corporate Office
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
ASSOCHAM Corporate Office, 5, Sardar Patel Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021
Phone: 46550555 (Hunting Line)
Fax: 01123017008/9

Email: [email protected]

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