IIGF - 2021 Program

“Empower India Through Power of Internet”

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Day-1 (25 th November 2021) 
Inaugural Session  Time 
Opening Ceremony by (Minister – MeitY, Government of India) (Minister of State – MeitY, GoI) (Secretary - MeitY, GoI) (Programme Director, Saksham and Senior Fellow &
Programme Director with Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT-G3ict)
Vote of Thanks by: (, President Broadband India forum, Vice-chair, IIGF) 
9:30 to 11:00 (90 Mins) 
Plenary Session 1 
Topic  Chair  Panel  Time 
India & Internet- India's Digital Journey & her Global Role   (Honorable Minster of State, Minsitry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India) (Vice-Chair, India IGF 2021 - Moderator)   (Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Madras) (Chairman of Manipal Global Education) (Co-Founder – iSPIRIT Foundation) (Managing Director, Sequoia Capital) (Founder, SheThePeople.TV) (DG, National Informatics Center)   11:00 to 12:15 (75 Mins) 
Lunch Break  12:15 to 12:45 (30 Mins) 
Panel Discussion  Chair  Speakers  Time 
Socio Economic impacts of digital Inclusion  (IIM Ahmedabad)  (Founder, MOZARK) (Head of Strategy and Investor Relations, PhonePe) (DDG, NIC) (President and CEO, NeGD) 12:45 to 13:45 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 1 
Title   Chair   Speakers  Time 
Start-ups and Fostering innovations   (Former Secretary DPIIT)  (Vice-President, Paytm) (CEO, Matrimony. Com) (CEO, Indiatech.org) (Founder, Innov8)  13:50 to 14:50 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 2 
Title  Chair   Speakers  Time 
Multilingual Internet -Connecting all Indians   (ICT Committee FICCI)  (CEO & Co-Founder, Process9) (Amity University) (Former Senior Director (Corporate R&D) C-DAC) (Director, FICCI )   14:50 to 15:50 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 3 
Title  Chair   Speakers  Time 
Roadmap for trillion-dollar digital economy   (Chair - ICRIER) (Moderator)   ( Member, High Level RBI committee on Deepening of Digital Payments) (Assistant Professor in Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering at IIT Roorkee) (CEO and Co-Founder at Lal10) (Senior Manager (Research), Sannam S4 and Visiting Faculty, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies)   15:50 to 16:50 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 4 
Title  Chair   Speakers  Time 
Cybernorms:   For ensuring an open, interoperable & Trusted Internet   (Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC) (Co-Chair, GCSC) (Internet Society Principal Internet Technology Policy) (Programme Manager of the Technology and National Security team, Centre for Communication Governance) (Dean, National Forensics Sciences University) 16:50 to 17:50 (60 Mins) 
Day-2 (26 th November 2021)  
Plenary Session 2 
Topic  Chair  Panel  Time 
Connecting all Indians   (Secretary - MeitY, GoI) (Moderator)  (CEO, Upgrad) (Co-founder & CEO, KOO) (Digital Empowerment Foundation, Founder & Director)   09:30 to 10:45 (75 mins) 
Workshop Session 5 
Title   Chair   Speakers  Time 
Digital Inclusion for all   (VUB Belgium & INVC India News and View Corporation and GK USA, Professor & Adviser)  (Retired Head of the office of UNEP, UNEP India) (Director, Aarogyam UK) (Academic Faculty & Technology Expert, Maryland University) (Assistant Professor, Saudi Technology Universty)  10:45 to 11:30 (45 Mins) 
Workshop Session 6 
Title   Chair   Speakers  Time 
Enabling Access and Opportunities with Hybrid Learning   (Director- Centre for Accessibility in Built Environment Foundation - CABE) (Moderator) Programme Director, Saksham and Senior Fellow &
Programme Director with Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT-G3ict)
(Director Developing Countries Program, THE DAISY Consortium) (Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Center, India) (Associate Professor, IIIT Bangalore) (Senior Director R&D, CDAC) (Director, SESEI)  
11:30 to 12:15 (45 Mins) 
Workshop Session 7 
Title   Chair   Speakers  Time 
Digital India & Learnings from there on   (Partner, Koan Advisory Group)   (President & CEO, Indian Music Industry) (Co-founder & CEO, Arré) (Managing Director, Motion Pictures Distributor & Association) (Assistant Professor of Research at the Jindal School of Banking and Finance)  12:15 to 13:00 (45 Mins) 
Lunch Break  13:00 to 13:30 (30 Mins) 
Workshop Session 8 
Title  Chair   Speakers  Time 
Accelerating Democratization of High-Speed Internet   (Dean, Shiv Nadar University) (Founder, Digital Empowerment Foundation) (CEO, LIRNEasia) (Chairman, Bluetown India and BIMSTEC) (Chair, IIFON) 13:30 to 14:30 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 9 
Title  Chair  Speakers  Time 
  (Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat) (Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society) (Founder of CyberSaathi) (Multistakeholder Steering Group Member, Youth IGF India) (Organising Committee member, Youth IGF India 2021) (MPA Candidate - Digital Technologies and Policy, University College London) 14:30 to 15:30   (60 mins) 
Workshop Session 10 
Title  Chair  Speakers  Time 
How can India represent in International Internet Governance (Member of Nomcom2022 ICANN) (CCAOI) (APRALO, ICANN) (Scientist E, MeitY) (Founder/Former CEO NIXI) (Ex CMD VSNL) 15:30 to 16:30 (60 Mins) 
Awards and Recognitions (Competitions and contributions)  16:30 to 17:00 (30 Mins) 
Workshop Session 11 
Title  Chair  Speakers  Time 
  (Head of India, ICANN)  (GIZ Advisor) (Partner, Saraf & Partners) (Policy and Advocacy Manager, ISOC) (Senior Coordinator, ITU) (COO, NeGD)  17:00 to 18:00 (60 mins) 
Day-3 (27 th November 2021)  
Workshop Session 12 
Topic  Chair  Panel  Time 
  (UASG Chair, datagroup.in) (Microsoft) (UA Ambassador, ICANN) (UA Ambassador, ICANN) (UA Ambassador, ICANN) (Director, FICCI)   08:45 to 09:30 (45 Mins) 
Plenary Session 3 
Topic  Chair  Panel  Time 
Safe & Trusted Internet - cyber security challenges   (Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)) (Director, IIT Bhilai) (Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat) (Founder of Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Head - Artificial Intelligence Law Hub) (Co-Founder, Funding Partner DeepStrat)  (Co-founder & CEO, ARRKA) (Group CEO, STL)   09:30 to 10:30 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 13 
Title   Chair   Speakers  Time 
Cyber Space Regulations - Legal Framework   (Additional Secretary, MeitY)  (Policy Analyst, Consultant - CDAC)  (Sr. Director and Group Coordinator, Cyber Law & eSecurity, MeitY) (Founder of Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Head - Artificial Intelligence Law Hub) (Advocate, Nishith Desai Associates) (Director, Voyager Infosec)  10:30 to 11:30 (60 Mins) 
Workshop Session 14 
Title  Chair   Speakers  Time 
Open, Safe, Trusted and Accountable Internet - User Point of View   (Former National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India)  (Meta) (CEO, DSCI) (Partner and Leader, Cyber Security, PwC India) 11:30 to 12:30 (60 Mins) 
Lunch Break  12:30 to 13:15 (45 Mins) 
High Level Round Table with Minister/Valedictory Session 
Chair   Speakers  Time
(MoS MeitY, Govt. Of India)  (ICANN Board Chairman) (Secretary, MeitY, GoI) (Ex CMD VSNL) (Chair, MAG IGF) (Group Editor, Times Network & Editor-in-Chief, Times Network Navbharat) 13:15 to 14:45 (90 Mins)