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The Fourth Industrial Revolution- Challenges Ahead for India 

All sessions are conducted in English, and this page will be updated as speakers are confirmed. The agenda is planned by the local planning committee with input from both in-house and private practice lawyers with knowledge of current events and initiatives in the area. 

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Wednesday 31 January

14:00 - 18:00

Registration Open, Mulbery Foyer
All Committee meetings are open to all and located on Level 2 of the Ritz Carlton

14:30 - 15:30

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting (Mulberry)

Chair: Claire Bernier

Interactive Entertainment and Media Committee Meeting (Eri)

Co-Chairs: Sonal Basu and Daniel Pitanga 

Speaker: Jay Maroli, Kindle & Digital Media, Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon

E-Commerce Committee Meeting (Tasar)

Co-Chairs: Vishal Gandhi and Kshama Ravikumar

16:00 - 17:00

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting (Mulberry)

Chair: Shreyas Jayasimha

Data Protection Committee Meeting (Tasar)

Chair: Arun Prabhu

Startups Committee Meeting (Eri)

Chair: Sharda Balaji

Speaker: Nitin Narkhede, Founder MinersINC

Topic: Blockchain


Welcome Reception 
BANG Rooftop Bar (15th Floor of Ritz Carlton)


Young Lawyers Committee Meeting, The Biere Club

20 Vittal Mallya Road, 2nd Stage, D' Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

Event cost is INR 2150, which will be collected at the door

Thursday 1 February 

9:15 - 9:30

Introduction to the Theme 

9:30 - 9:45

President's Address

9:45 - 10:15

Keynote Address: 

Shri Priyank M Kharge

Honourable Minister, Information Technology and Biotechnology

Science and Technology Department

Government of Karnataka

10:20 - 11:50

The Politics of a Data Economy

Honourable Justice BN Srikrishna (Moderator)

Bhairav Acharya, Facebook 

Rahul Matthan, Trilegal

Malavika Raghavan, Dvara Research 

Arghya Sengupta, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Sunil Abraham, Center for Internet and Society

11:50 - 12:15

Tea Break 

12:15 - 13:15

Sessions run


choose one 

to attend


Hi-Tech Law Panel: Plug, Pay, Move

Ajay Dua, IBM (Moderator)

PLUG: Energy Technology – Developments in Renewables Sector

Avinash Rao, Edelweiss Alternative Advisors Limited

PAY: Fintech

Samuel Mani, Mani Chengappa & Mathur

MOVE: Urban Mobility

Amit Gupta, Yulu 




Future of Governance

Ananth Padmanabhan, Carneige India (Moderator)

Dr. Charru Malhotra, Indian Institute of Public Administration

Anil Nair, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

Shyaam Nagarajan, InMobi



13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:15

Sessions run


choose one 

to attend

Heal, Play, Learn

Deepak Maheshwari, Symantec (Moderator)

Dhruv Suri, PSA; HEAL: HealthTech

Lakshmi Menon, Hewlett Packard; PLAY: Gaming

Sonia Handa, Speed Learnerz; LEARN: EduTech





Artificial Intelligence

Kapil Chaudhary, Autodesk India Private Limited (Moderator)

Eija Warma, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Claire Bernier, ADSTO

Shreyas Jayasimha, Aarna Law

15:15 - 15:30

Tea Break 

15:30 - 16:30

Sessions run


choose one 

to attend

Cloud Computing

Huzefa Tavawalla, Nishith Desai Associates (Moderator) 

Sonia Baldia, Baker McKenzie

Namita Viswanath, Induslaw

Aditi Chopra, Microsoft




What's Up in IP?

IP Relevance in a World of Non-Rival Goods and Media

Lakshika Joshi, Aricent (Moderator)

Ulrich Bäumer, Osborne Clarke 

Sai Deepak, Law Chambers of J. Sai Deepak

Shantanu Sahay, Anand & Anand

16:30 - 17:15


General Counsel Forum 

The practice of law for corporate counsel has evolved significantly in India. To deal with the changing times, agility and flexibility are being identified characteristics as key qualities for corporate counsel to face unique challenges and opportunities. Is that all? What are the challenges and opportunities in-house legal teams today? This ‘fireside chat’ focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by in-house legal counsel today. The conversation will cover Legal & Risk Issues, Budget & Profitability, Workload & Team Issues, and Best Practices.  

Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates (Moderator)

Rajeev Chopra, Accenture

Erwan Carpentier, Mindtree

Debolina Pratap, Wockhardt Limited 

Naveen Raju, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.



17:30 - 18:30

I-WIN Committee Meeting featuring

Laila Ollapally, Founder, Centre For Advanced Mediation Practice 

Aditi Chopra, Microsoft


Gala Reception & Dinner

Friday 2 February

8:15 - 9:15

In-House Counsel Breakfast Meeting 

9:30 - 10:30

Emerging Trends in Technology M&A

Reeba Chacko, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (Moderator)

Nishant Verman, Flipkart 

Amit Singh, Avendus

Vipul Parekh, Bigbasket 

Karan Pahwa, Bessemer Venture Partners

10:30 - 10:55 

Tea Break

10:55 - 11:55

Starting Up, Boot Strapping, and Beyond

Harish Narasappa, Samvad Partners (Moderator)

Samir Kumar, Inventus Capital

Kadam Jeet Jain, Treebo Hotels

Amrita Barthakur, Saama Capital

12:00 - 13:15

The Technology Deal Landscape

Milind Kulabkar, Cognizant (Moderator)

Bradley Joslove, Franklin; GDPR and What India Needs to Know
Jayashree Parthasarathy, E&Y; The Impact of GST on the Technology Sector
Gaurav Bhatia, Oracle; Cyber Security for the New Digital World

13:15 - 14:15

Networking Lunch

14:15 - 15:15

The New Media: The Emerging Role of Media

Gautam John, Nilekani Philanthropies (Moderator)

Rohin Dharmakumar, The Ken

Keemin Ngiam, NetFlix

Lakshmi Chaudhry,

15:15 - 15:45

Tea Break

15:45 - 16:45  

Communications Panel 

The rise of new communication technologies and convergence in the IT, telecom and broadcasting industries has presented significant opportunities and challenges from a legal, regulatory and business perspective. With key policy changes expected soon, such as the National Telecom Policy 2018, this panel will dissect some of these issues and present a roadmap for the coming years. The conversation with cover issues relating to Net Neutrality, Ease of Doing Business, Localisation of Content, Indigenous Manufacturing and the communications-related aspects of emerging technologies such as Internet of Things and Autonomous Transportation.

Amlan Mohanty, PLR Chambers (Moderator)

Anantha Shanmugam, India at Intel Corporation

Stephen Mathias, Kochhar & Co.

Kriti Trehan, Law Offices of Panag & Babu

16:45 - 17:15

ITechLaw Student Award Presentations 2017


Closing Valedictory and Raffle

2018 International India Conference