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Secure IT 2012 — Securing Citizens through Technology

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:06 AM
The event is co-organised by DST and NSDI, Govt. of India in partnership with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. on March 1, 2012 at Claridges in New Delhi.

Draft Agenda

9.00 am – 9.30 am Registration & Tea
9.30 am – 11.00 am Inaugural Session

Securing Citizens through Technology

The SecureIT 2012 Inaugural Session would present an overview of the security scenario in the country, and place the use of ICT towards ensuring national security centrestage. The inaugural would also highlight the use that ICT is being put for in effective disaster management, minimising material as well as human loss.

The session would aim at identifying a policy roadmap towards making effective use of ICT for the purposes of national security, well-being of citizens and businesses in times of disaster and an uncertain external environment and identify the major policy objectives for the sector as a whole.

Introductory Remarks: Dr Ravi Gupta, CEO Elets Technomedia and Editor-in-Chief, egov
Welcome Address: Dr M P Narayanan, President, Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies
Inaugural Address: Anil K Sinha, Vice Chairman, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Bihar – Chief Guest, SecureIT 2012

Panel Discussion:

  • S Regunathan, Former Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi
  • R S Sharma, Director General, UIDAI
  • Shankar Aggarwal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
  • Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary (North East), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
  • Ajay Sawhney, CEO, National e-Governance Division, Government of India
  • Major General (Dr) R Siva Kumar, Head, (NRDMS), Government of India
11. 00 am – 11.30 am Networking Tea
11.30 am – 1.30 pm Technical Session 1

Information Security – Securing Networks, Communications, Data and Applications

In the modern Information Age, knowledge is power like never before. A robust, secure communications network is not only desired, it is an absolute imperative in order to allow efficient functioning of the state. The communications networks have to be secured from state and non-state actors inimical to India. This session would highlight some major threats to the national communications infrastructure and the policies being adopted to counter these threats.

Chair: Ravi S Saxena, Additional Chief Secretary, DST, Government of Gujarat
Key Note Speaker: Dr Gulshan Rai, Director General, CERT-In

Distinguished Panellists:

  • S K Basu, Vice President, NIIT Technologies
  • Manas Sarkar, Head Pre-Sales (India & SAARC), Trend Micro
  • Ruchin Kumar, Principal Solution Architect, India and SAARC, Safenet India Pvt Ltd
  • Dr Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, Data Security Council of India
  • Rajan Raj Pant, Controller, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Nepal
  • Prof. Anjali Kaushik, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm – 5.00 pm Technical Session 2

ICT in National Security and Policing

India faces a multiplicity of security challenges from within and without. Conventional responses to these challenges are no longer adequate and technology is being increasingly deployed to make the nation safer and more secure for residents, visitors and businesses. The legal framework has also been modified to incorporate modern technological advances.

The MHA has embarked upon a major project – Crime and Criminal Tracking System (CCTNS) that is expected to bring about a major overhaul of the policing system of the country.  In this session, CCTNS and state adaptations of ICT in policing would be discussed along with an overview of technological advances in the field of security.

Chair: S Suresh Kumar, Joint Secretary (Centre-State), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Distinguished Panellists:

  • NSN Murty, General Manager, Smarter Planet Solutions - India/ South Asia, IBM
  • Col Vishu Sikka, (Retd) General Manager – Defence, Aerospace & Public Security, SAP India & Subcontinent
  • Joachim Murat, Director of Sagem Morpho Security Pvt Ltd.
  • Hemant Sharma, Vice- Chair, BSA India Committee
  • Raj Prem Khilnani, DGP (Homeguard and Civil Defence), Maharashtra
  • Rajvir P Sharma, Additional Director General of Police, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force
  • Loknath Behra, IGP, National Investigation Agency
  • Purushottam Sharma, IGP, State Crime Records Bureau, Madhya Pradesh
  • Ranjan Dwivedi, IGP, UP Police
  • Sanjay Sahay, IGP, Karnataka State Police
5.00 pm – 5. 30 pm Networking Tea
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm Technical Session 3

Managing Information for Safety and Security

In the modern age, ICT is deployed in a variety of ways for enhancing citizen safety and security. ICT is being widely used for disaster management, urban planning, census operations etc.

In this session, discussions would highlight some path-breaking uses of ICT for enhancing citizen safety in a number of diverse settings.

Chair: N Ravishanker, Additional Secretary, Universal Service Obligation Fund, DIT, Govt of India

Distinguished Panellists:

  • Sandeep Sehgal, IBM, VP, Public Sector, India and South Asia
  • Sanjeev Mital, CEO, National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG), Government of India
  • Dr R C Sethi, Additional Registrar General of India
  • Maj Gen R C Padhi, Assistant Surveyor General, Survey of India
  • Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Center For Internet Society
  • V S Prakash, Director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Karnataka
  • Rajiv P Saxena, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre, Government of India
  • Jay Kay Gupta, Fire Chief, Delhi Development Authority
7.00 pm onwards Valedictory Session: Way Ahead High Tea


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