2014 Esri India User Conference

December 9-11, 2014

Kempinski Ambience Hotel
Delhi, India

GIS and Smart Cities

Recently, Indian Government has announced its plan to set up 100 smart cities across the country. This opens up a huge opportunity in each aspect of Smart city planning, project execution and management. Smart city is about integration, coordination and synergistic functioning of different participants of the smart city ecosystem. These include several aspects such as smart planning, transparency in governance, smart energy, smart infrastructure, smart buildings, and smart service delivery mechanisms. Hence, what is imperative is a need for a common technology platform which integrates all aspects of city planning and management providing a common operating picture to all.

Location is a common denominator in every aspect of smart city and hence a location platform i.e. a GIS based platform technology has to form this backbone since the very beginning including for ICT planning and deployment. A centralized information system based on GIS provides an IT framework which integrates every aspect of a smart city – starting from conceptualization, planning, and development to maintenance.

The seminar at Esri India User Conference, co-hosted by Esri India and Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI) will provide you an opportunity to learn from technical experts and peers.


Time Session Topics
0830 hrs onwards Registration
0930 - 1115 hrs
Opening Address by Dr. Najammuuddin, Secretary General, ITPI
GIS and Smart Cities: A technology perspective by Mr. Agendra Kumar, Esri India
Inaugural Address by Mr. Anand Singh Bhal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Urban Development
User speak by Mr. Shishir Rai, GIFT City
Smart cities by Mr. Sandeep Pathak, Head of Network Automation, Schneider Electric and Mr. Danny Petrecca, Director, Product Management - Geospatial, Schneider Electric
1115 - 1145 hrs
1145 - 1315 hrs
Panel Chairperson: Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, SPA Delhi
Co-Chairperson: Mr. K K Joadder, Additional Chief Planner, TCPO
Dr. G S Rao, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Geomatics (SIG)
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Professor, SPA Delhi
Mr. KVRK Ravi Kumar, Additional Chief Planner, CIDCO
Smart Transportation by Mr. Samir Sharma, VP (Transport Planning), DIMTS
1315 - 1400 hrs
1400 - 1500 hrs
Smart Cities, Ecological Cities by Mr. Kapil Chaudhery, Director, Spatial Decisions
Chat with Technology Leaders
Moderator: Mr. Rakesh Raina, Sr. Vice President – India Business, Esri India
Mr. Srinivas Garimella, Director Industry Solutions (Government), Microsoft
Dr. Prashant Pradhan, Director – Smarter Planet Business, IBM India and South Asia
Mr. NSN Murthy, Associate Director & Smart City Leader, PwC
Commander Avanish Dureha (Retd), Consulting Director, Solutions Engineering, Strategic Industries, SAP
1500 - 1530 hrs
Evening Tea and Join back the main session

December 9-11, 2014

Kempinski Ambience Hotel
Delhi, India

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