Asian Telecentre Forum 2008 Conference Agenda

  • Day I – 29 July 2008
    Session 1: Tracking the Indian Telecentre Movement
    Time: 04:00 – 05:30 pm Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair

    Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai

     

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    Panelists

    Basheerhamad Shadrach, Sr Programme Officer, telecentre.org

     

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    Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, Managing Director & CEO (e-Governance), IL&FS, New Delhi

     

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    Ashish Sanyal, Sr Technical Director, Department of Information Technology, Government of India

     

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    D C Mishra, Sr Technical Director, National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Government of India

     

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    Day II – 30 July 2008
    Session 2: Open Conclave of Service Centre Agencies, State Designated Agencies and State IT Secretaries
    Time: 09:30 am – 11:00 am Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair
    R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of India

     

                                                          

    Panelists
    S Abbasi, Sr Director, Department of Information Technology

     

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    R S Sharma, Principal Secretary IT, Government of Jharkhand

     

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    V S Kundu, Special Secretary IT, Government of Haryana

     

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    Parminder Singh, Director, eGOV Services, Noida, India

     

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    Nagendra Singhal, Assistant Vice President, ZOOM Developers, New Delhi, India

     

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    Anamoy Ranjan, Head, North India Operations, Comat Technologies, India

     

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    Ravi Kumar, Executive Director, Alternative for India Development, Jharkhand, India

     

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    Session 3: Content, Services and Connectivity: Making the Connection
    Time: 11:30 am – 01:00 am Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair

    Aruna Sundararajan, CEO, CSC Programme, IL&FS

     

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    Panelists

    Col. K J Singh, Director, Designmate India Pvt. Ltd, India

     

                                                         

    Sandra Pandi, Project Officer, ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division, ITU, Geneva

     

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    Shahid Akbar, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development

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    B Vijayalakshmi, Project Manager, India Development Gateway (InDG), India

     

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    Vaibhav Magow, Director, Marketing, Hughes Net, India

     

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    Rufina Fernandes, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, Mumbai

     

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    Session 4: Telecentre Networks: Exploring the Market of Opportunities
    Time: 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair
    Basheerhamad Shadrach, Sr Programme Officer, telecentre.org

     

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    Panelists

    Mahmud Hasan, Chief Operating Officer, Bangladesh Telecentre Network

     

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    Dr Kamolrat Intaratat, Thaitelecentre.org

     

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    Sudip Rajbhandari, Mission Swaabhimaan, Nepal

     

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    Angelo Juan Ramos, Chairperson, PhilCeCNet

     

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    Ganga Vidya, Co-ordinator, Grameen Gyan Abhiyan

     

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    Phan Huu Phong, Deputy Director, Vietnam Telecommunications Fund

     

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    Karim Kasim, Egypt ICT Trust Fund, Egypt

     

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    Ahmed M M Eisa, Sudan Telecentre Network

     

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    Session 5: Sustainability of Telecentres: A Systemic Approach
    Time: 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair

    Karishma Kiri, Director, Microsoft Corporation, USA

     

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    Panelists

    Eric Spector, Executive Vice President, OneRoof, Inc., USA

     

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    Satyan Mishra, Managing Director, Drishtee, India

     

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    Capt. KJS Brar, CEO, Designmate India

     

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    Wilfred Varughese, SIFFS Community Information Centre, India

     

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    Sultanur Reza, Head of Community Information Centres, Grameen Phone, Bangladesh

     

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    Karim Kasim, Egypt ICT Trust Fund

     

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    Ujjwal Singh, Country Head Sales, Hughes Communications India Ltd.

     

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    Day III – 31 July 2008
    Session 6: Telecentre Academy: The Way Forward
    Time: 09:30 am – 11:00 am Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair

    Prof Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

     

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    Panelists

    Basheerhamad Shadrach, Sr Programme Officer, telecentre.org

     

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    Karishma Kiri, Director, Microsoft Corporation, USA

     

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    Melinda dP. Bandalaria, Associate Professor and Registrar, University of Philippines Open University

     

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    Ahmed M M Eisa, Sudan Telecentre Academy

     

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    George Varughese, President, Development Alternatives

     

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    Senthil Kumaran, Programme Director, Informatics Division, MSSRF, India

     

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    Session 7: Innovative Telecentre Initiatives
    Time: 11:30 am – 01:00 am Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair
    George Varughese, President, Development Alternatives

     

    Panelists
    Praveen Manikpuri, Project Manager – Enterprise Development, TARAhaat

     

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    Pichandi Krishnamoorthy, Team Leader, Centre for Development Communication, DHAN Foundation

     

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    Geeta Malhotra, Country Director, READ India, New Delhi

     

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    Ram Gopal, Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad

     

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    Chetan Sharma, Founder, Datamation Foundation Trust, New Delhi, India

     

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    Session 8: Telecentres as Public Spaces
    Time: 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Venue: Hall No.8, Ground Floor, Pragati Maidan
    Chair
    T R Raghunanthan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India

     

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    Ahmed M M Eisa, Founder, Gedaref Digital City Organisation, Sudan

     

     

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    Dalia El-Hazek, Project Co-ordinator, ICT4D Portfolio, UNDP Egypt

     

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    Melinda dP Bandalaria, Associate Professor and Registrar, University of Philippines Open University

     

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    Santanu Sengupta, Change Innovators Society, West Bengal

     

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    Raja Samuel, Lecturer, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai

     

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    Ratna Sudarshan, Director, Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST)

     

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    Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

     

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