Indian telecom Industry is going through a sea of change during these days with a marked shift from the traditional skills to emerging skill requirements with a strategic focus on technology-based skills. These skills include Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence & Data Science, Cyber Security, Block Chain, Internet of Things, Android, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Robotics etc, and all of them aim to increase efficiency and productivity, cut costs and time to market cycles, empower partners and customers. The objective is to enhance customer delight and average revenue per user in a highly competitive market.

Telecom Manthan in its second edition will highlight the importance of emerging technologies and skill requirement for the next generation and will emphasize on the necessary changes to be made from the policy point of view along with industry to collaborate hand in hand for better future

Key Highlights




Day Forum




Panel Sessions




Telecom Decision Makers

Who to Attend

  • Policy makers
  • Government dignitaries
  • Decision Makers from Telecom Ecosystem
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Skill Ecosystem Professionals
  • Academia
  • Senior HR Professionals
  • Senior L&D Experts
  • Training Partners
  • Students/ Employment seekers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture capitalists


  • Telecom Service Providers
  • OTT Players
  • Content Players
  • Cloud Service providers
  • Emerging Technology Players
  • Mobile Handset Manufacturers
  • VAS Players
  • Network Vendors
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Academia
  • Government, NSDC, Defence etc.


Time Session
08:30 – 09:30 AM Welcome & Registrations
09:30 – 10:00 AM Paradigm Shift:

How rapid consolidation in telecom sector; and emerging tech and business model transformations is rationalising job opportunities as well as re-defining skill requirements. Are new jobs getting created in place of old jobs that are getting redundant?

Invited Speakers
  • P Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Vodafone Idea
  • Josh Foulger, MD, Foxconn Global
  • Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI
  • Randeep Sekhon, Group CTO, Airtel
10:30 – 11:30 AM The Next 5 Years:

What are the new jobs coming in place of old jobs that are not required now. What will be the hottest technologies and skills in the next 5 years in terms of job openings, salaries, and career growth as telecom sector transformation gathers steam.
Invited Speakers

  • Sanjay Kaul, MD, Cisco, APAC & Japan
  • Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, CDoT
  • Arvind Bali, Group Advisor, Connect Broadband & Infodart
  • Maj Gen Ravi Chaudhary, ex-Head, Digital Army Project, MoD
  • Rakesh Goyal, CEO, Infinity Labs
11:00 – 11:15 AM Industry Session
11:15 – 11:30 AM Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 PM The Win-Win Collaboration:
In the backdrop of decreasing as well as changing job opportunities in the telecom sector, how will the different telecom sub-sectors and the education & skill building institutions collaborate to create a work force that will not only catalyse industry transformation but also create more livelihood opportunities
Speakers: CHROs from Telco’s, Equipment & handset manufacturers, Infrastructure companies, VAS & Apps players, Academia.
  • Industry Session
  • Industry Session
Invited Speakers
  • Arun Karna, MD, AT&T India
  • Harshvendra Soin, Chief People Officer, Tech Mahendra
  • Gen Dr SP Kochhar, CEO, TSSC
12:30 – 12:45 PM Industry Session
12:45 – 01:00 PM Industry Session
01:00 – 02:00 PM Networking Lunch
02:00 – 02:45 PM From Job Seekers to Job Creators:

How dynamic and enterprising youngsters are creating jobs in the telecom ecosystem. What are the hot areas, what are the challenges, how to overcome them; and what all support is available for those who want to launch start-ups

Invited Speakers
  • Dinesh Prasad, Founder, Bluesky Invent
  • Amit Relan, Founder, Mfilterit
  • Sunil Goyal, MD, YourNext Venture Capital
02:45 – 03:30 PM Industry Session
3:30 – 4:00 PM Awards & Recognition (Skilling)
Chief Guest
  • Aruna Sundararajan Secretary, Department of Telecommunications *
  • Anshu Kumar, Addl. Secretary, Department of Telecommunications *
4:00 PM Thank you Note
Note: Agenda is subject to change

Award Categoires

Centre of Excellence
Outstanding Contribution
Future of Education
State-wise Award
Special Mention

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