Esri India User Conference

January 19 – 20, 2017 | The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

India’s urban population is projected to increase multi-fold as per McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report. This growth would drive an urban expansion at a rate the country has never experienced before. Smart cities are essential to support the population growth and urban expansion in the future in a sustainable manner. Even recently, Indian Government had announced various initiatives such as Smart cities, AMRUT and Swachh Bharat across the country.

The smart city vision in India is already taking shape. Some of the cities are already leading the smart city initiatives, some are in process of realizing their vision. Irrespective of the stage a city is, key success factor for any smart city is managing the complexity of urban transformation, while being efficient, ensuring collaboration amongst all the key stakeholder departments in a city ecosystem while being transparent and open.

Location is a common denominator in every aspect of city development and management and hence a location platform i.e. a GIS based platform technology is at the ‘heart’ of every city. A common GIS platform could be used by all stakeholder departments to manage an end-to-end city development and management lifecycle while delivering services to businesses, departments and citizens in a transparent and efficient manner.

While use of GIS is imperative in most of the programs like Smart cities, AMRUT, still the understanding of GIS applications needs to be enhanced significantly. The use of GIS needs to be established as a discipline in all aspects of urban transformation since the very beginning i.e. from the planning stage.

Esri India in partnership with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is co-hosting a focussed summit on GIS for Urban Transformation. The summit during Esri India User Conference will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders leading and driving the smart city programs on how they can leverage GIS to define and realize their vision of a city. You may also join the plenary session of the Esri India User Conference to connect with business leaders and innovators just like yourself from other industries such as government, defense, public safety, academia and environment and see how they are leveraging GIS.

Key Takeaways

  • Why and how GIS is instrumental in an urban transformation context? Where and how to start? Developing a roadmap for your smart city program?
  • How to rapidly deploy and demonstrate early success from your smart city initiatives?
  • How to engage and involve citizens in city management?
  • Gather international best practices. Explore how cities worldwide have adopted GIS to be smart?
  • With multiple stakeholders involved, how to ensure a common operating picture for everyone about city development plans, progress and achievements ?
  • Hear from leading cities in India on how they are realizing their smart city vision.

Who Should Attend?

  • Smart City SPVs and Municipal Commissioners
  • Urban / City Planners
  • Project Management Consultants for Smart Cities
  • Representatives from Bi-lateral agencies (USTDA, World Bank, ADB etc.)
  • System Integrators
  • Master System Integrators
  • Town and Country Planning Organizations
  • Educational Institutes for Urban Planning

Proposed Agenda

January 19th, 2017

GIS for Urban Transformation Summit (2:00 PM – 5:30 PM)
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM Welcome Address by Mr. Narinder Thapar, General Manager, Esri India
02:15 PM – 02:45 PM Geospatial Technologies for Smart Cities by Mr. Rajesh C Mathur, Esri India
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM Keynote Address – Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
03:00 PM – 03:30 PM Transforming cities: A global perspective - Mr. Jack Dangermond, Founder & President, Esri Inc.
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM TEA BREAK
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM GIS for Urban Transformation: Application areas – Esri India
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Panel discussion: Decoding Smart City Roll-out

Panel Chairperson: Mr. Rajesh Mathur, Esri India

Panel Members:

  • Mr. NSN Murthy, Executive Director & Leader - Smart Cities, PwC India
  • Mr. Rahul Savdekar, Director - Industry Solutions (Government), Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd
  • Ms. Swati Ramanathan, Co-founder, Jana Group
  • Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, NIUA

January 20th, 2017

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Attend User Conference

Key Speakers

Jagan Shah

Prof. Jagan Shah



NSN Murthy

Mr. NSN Murthy

Executive Director & Leader, Smart Cities

PwC India

Mr. Rahul Savdekar

Mr. Rahul Savdekar

Director - Industry Solutions (Government)



Swati Ramanathan

Swati Ramanathan


Janaagraha (Jana Group)