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TELETALK 2016 – Digital India: The Way Forward

4th March 2016 at Swami Vivekanand Hall, MIT CampusPune

  MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom and Management (MITSOT) in association withITU APT Foundation and Broadband India Forum, recently organized ‘TELETALK2016’ on 4th March 2016 at Swami Vivekanand Hall, MIT CampusPune. With the Theme of the year- “Digital India: The Way Forward”, TELETALK 2016 ascertained to be one of the biggest event in Telecom Space Western India.

Teletalk 2016- Inauguration
Teletalk 2016- Inauguration

This one-day Conference examined the WAY FORWARD for the ambitious “Digital India” programme, how Industry can partner in its progress and ensure it reaches its planned goal. The expert Panelists discussed topical subjects such as New Opportunities for the Telecom sector arising from Big Data, E-Commerce, Digital Wallets etc. Another major issue that was discussedwas with respect to the challenges related to “Call Drop” and what can be the possible solutions.

Being the Brand Ambassodar for Digital India, TELETALK 2016organized by MITSOT gained overwhelming response from the Corporate world. The Prestigious Conference was attended by the Presidents, PP’s, CIO, COO, CTOs of top companies Deloitte, Vodafone,IBM, Xebec Communications,Reliance Communications, EQ Technologies, Sigma OSS System India,M Rupee, Tranzlease Holdings, Atom X Corporation, Idea Cellular Ltd, Airtel, Indus Towers & ICICI Bank.

The Inaugural Ceremony Commenced with introduction & Objectives of Digital India by Ms. Shobana Anand, Head- Corporate Relations. She welcomed the gathering.

Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune in his Theme address convinced the audience about the importance of Digital Bharat. Mr.Rustom Taraporevala was the Special Guest of Honour. He said “This digital transformation is exciting and unavoidable.  So people not comfortable with a smart phone have to get used to it”.  The Chief Guest for the function was Mr.Sanjay Bhargava, Technology Solution Leder, IBM. He said “The Digital India programme as envisioned by Government of India is centered on three key vision areas viz. Digital Infrastructure as a Core Utility to Every Citizen; Governance and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.  He added “The Government is taking giant strides under this programme to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy”

Theme Address by Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune
Theme Address by Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune
Keynote Address by Chief Guest Mr. Sanjay Bhargava
Keynote Address by Chief Guest Mr. Sanjay Bhargava
Address by Special Guest of Honour Mr .Rustom Taraporevala
Address by Special Guest of Honour Mr .Rustom Taraporevala

The Inaugural Session was followed by three panel discussions during the day that discussed Current Issues of the Telecom Industry such as NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR ARISING FROM BIG DATA,  NEW REVOLUTION IN TELECOM SECTOR LED BY E-COMMERCE & DIGITAL WALLETS, and CALL DROP ISSUE : CHALLENGES & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS”.

The Conference also had the benefit of Industry experts such as Mr Diwakar Natarajan, COO- Sigma OSS System ; Mr Pradeep Kumar Sampath, COO- M Rupee ; Mr Vishal Sinha, CIO- Tranzlease Holdings ; Mr AbhilashGowdara, CEO- AtomX Corporation ; Ms Kiran Bhatt, Chairman- Xebec Communications ; Mr Anil Wathare, CTO- Reliance Communications ; Mr Paresh Dasare, GM- Idea Cellular Ltd ; Mr Kousik Gupta, GM- Airtel;  Mr.Rajesh Venkiteshwaran, CEO-Indus Towers and Mr Kanchan Kulkarni, Regional Head- ICICI Bank  .

PANEL DISCUSSION – I NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR ARISING FROM BIG DATA
PANEL DISCUSSION – I
NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR ARISING FROM BIG DATA
PANEL DISCUSSION – II NEW REVOLUTION IN TELECOM SECTOR LED BY E-COMMERCE & DIGITAL WALLETS
PANEL DISCUSSION – II
NEW REVOLUTION IN TELECOM SECTOR LED BY E-COMMERCE & DIGITAL WALLETS
PANEL DISCUSSION – III CALL DROP ISSUE : CHALLENGES & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
PANEL DISCUSSION – III
CALL DROP ISSUE : CHALLENGES & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

An audience of 50 plus corporate delegates representing 36 different companies, close to 300 academia members and media were present to hear the Experts during these day long Panel Discussions. More than 200 students from MITSOT and other concerned MIT Institutes benefited from this interactive Conference.

Digital Village : CASE STUDY by Mr. Kanchan Kulkarni
Digital Village : CASE STUDY by Mr. Kanchan Kulkarni

Sincere thanks to Press & Media that covered the Pre-Post Event details in all the leading English, Hindi and Marathi Newspapers.

TELETALK is the flagship conference for MITSOT and we look forward to interact with the best of Industry always.

MITSOT -ISACA Conference on “De-mystifying Cyber Security”

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) in partnership with ISACA, Pune Chapter organized a Conference on “De-mystifying Cyber Security” on 2nd March 2016. The objective of the Conference was to stress the importance, especially amongst today youth, about the cyber security environment in India which is fast changing due to growing realization of threats of cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes. India is presently facing many sophisticated cyber security problems and challenges that need attention of our policy makers. We at MITSOT feel that it is equally important to establish a strong, robust and resilient cyber security infrastructure in India on a priority basis. And that this must include creation of offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.

The Chief Guest present on the occasion was Mr Bhanupratap Barge, ACP & Pune Chief, ATS. He shared the importance for today’s youth to be vigilant & alert and not to share personal details on social media as they can be misused by anti-social elements. Mr Rohan Nyayadhish, Founder, Digital Task Force and Member of the Cyber Crime Cell gave a Live Demo on how our social media accounts can be easily hacked and how we need to maintain a greater vigil. Mr Vivek Chudgar, Senior Director, Mandiant Consulting shared couple of case studies on Cyber Security in the Digital Age and the growing relevance of this sector.

Mr.Barge,, ACP & Pune Chief, ATS, delivering the Keynote Address
Mr.Barge , ACP & Pune Chief,  ATS,  delivering the Keynote  Address

The Conference also had the benefit of Industry experts such as Mr Hemant Joshi, Telecom, Media & Technology Leader, Deloitte; Mr Mr Rajeev Jorapur, Vice President – MIS, Bajaj Auto Ltd; Mr Yogesh Zope, Group CIO, Bharat Forge Ltd; Mr Vivek Sadhale, Co – Founder, LegaLogic Consulting and Mr Sameer Wavhal, Director – Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte India who discussed many topical issues related to Cyber Security such as Governance, Risk Management, Information Security, Legal & IT Audits for Industry etc. Mr Sandeep Godbole, General Manager, Syntel shared important information and tips on Career Opportunities for Students in the Cyber Security sector.

Panelists at Panel Discussion
Panelists at Panel Discussion

More than 250 students from MITSOT and other concerned MIT Institutes benefited from this interactive Conference.

MITSOT ranked amongst top 50 B –Schools in India

Adding another feather to its cap, MIT School of Telecom- pioneer in India’s Communication Academics has been listed amongst the top 50 Private B-Schools in the country by Times of India B School guide. This is a moment of Pride for all of us and we take this opportunity to thank all our students, staff members because of whom this was possible.Above all we would like to thank Visionary Leader Prof. Dr.Sunil Karad and Founder President Dr.V.D Karad Sir, for recognizing the potential in Telecom sector and setting up this meritorious institute

This hasn’t been easy though. From being labeled as an unconventional career few years back to now being celebrated as one of the most key career options Telecom today drives India’s growth. And MITSOT has played a pivotal role in manufacturing and nurturing talent to drive India into the future of communications. A part of the well known MAAER’s MIT Group of Institutions , MITSOT is the first Telecom Institute in India to be accredited with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) along with TSSC certified pool of faculties offering skill certifications namely Territory Sales Manager ( Broadband & Prepaid) & Customer Sales Manager to name few.

With India’s ambitious digital India program, telecom sector is ready for yet another leap. What industry needs is not just talent, but industry ready talent and this what MITSOT brings to the table. With flagship telecom programs and events, international faculties delivering full-fledged courses through their industry expertise. massive Open Online courses inculcated in the academic pedagogy , MITSOT is an institute that has excelled to redefine telecom academics. With practical experience of installing system hardware and developing mobile based applications ,the students of this institute  have developed entrepreneurship  skills .

Team MITSOT believes in “learning is not only about solving academic questions but to solve the challenges world is facing and make a lasting impact.”

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