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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 – 09:15 AM Welcome & Registrations
09:15 – 9:40AM Welcome Address
  • Arvind Bali, COO, TSSC
  • Pradeep Gupta, CMD, CyberMedia
  • Lamp Lighting Ceremony
09:40 – 10:30 AM Session 1 : 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?

Industry Keynote
  • Sushil Agarwal, COO of Network Services Business, Sterlite Technologies Ltd
  • P Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Vodafone Idea
  • Pankaj Mohindroo, National President, ICEA
  • Sushil Agarwal, COO of Network Services Business, Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
  • Josh Foulger, MD, Foxconn Global
  • Randeep Sekhon, Group CTO, Airtel
  • Moderator : Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI
10:30 – 11:20 AM Session 2: 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.

Industry Keynote
  • Rakesh Goyal, CEO, Infinity Labs
  • Sanjay Kaul, President, APJ Service Provider Business, Cisco
  • Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, CDoT
  • Arvind Bali, COO, TSSC, former CEO, Videocon Telecom
  • Maj Gen Ravi Chaudhary, Head-Digital Army Project
  • Rakesh Goyal, CEO, Infinity Labs
  • Moderator : Sukanta De, Former President - New & Emerging Services, Tata Teleservices
11:20 – 11:30 AM Release of Telco Times by TSSC Team
11:30 – 12:00 AM Networking Tea/Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:45 PM Session 3: 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

Industry Keynote
  • A Seshagiri Rao, Chairman & MD, TCIL
  • Amitabh Nag, Head - Public Sector & Strategic Alliances, HP Inc.
  • A Seshagiri Rao, Chairman & MD, TCIL
  • Arun Karna, MD, AT&T India
  • Dr. M P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE
  • Amitabh Nag, Head - Public Sector & Strategic Alliances, HP Inc.
  • N. K. Goyal, Chairman, TEMA
  • Sandeep Bhargava, EVP, Corp Affairs & Public Policy, Vodafone Idea
  • Moderator: Deepak Maheshwari, Co-Founder ISPAI & Director, Govt Affairs (India, China, ASEAN), Symantec Corporation
12:45 – 1:00 PM Special Address & Award Felicitation
  • N Sivasailam (IAS), Special Secretary (Logistics), Min of Commerce, Govt of India
01:00 – 02:00 PM Networking Lunch
02:00 – 02:45PM Session 4: 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

  • Dhiraj Gupta, Co-Founder, Mfilterit
  • Dinesh Prasad, Founder, Bluesky Invent
  • Sunil Goyal, MD, YourNest Venture Capital
  • TR Dua, Director General, TAIPA
  • Dr. Yogesh Misra, Vice President, Thomas Assessments
  • Moderator: Bharat Salhotra, MD, Alstom Transport
02:45 – 04:00 PM Telecom Manthan Awards & Felicitations
  • Release of Voice&Data Special Issue by Voice&Data team
  • Chief Guest’s Address: Mrs. Aruna Sundararajan, (IAS) Secretary, Department of Telecommunications
  • Award Winner Group Photograph
04:00 PM Thank you Note followed by Networking Tea
Note: Agenda is subject to change

Award Categoires

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


N Sivasailam (IAS)

Special Secretary (Logistics), Min of Commerce, Govt of India

P Balaji

Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs
Vodafone Idea

Pankaj Mohindroo

National President, ICEA

Rajan Mathews

Director General

Josh Foulger

Foxconn Global

Sushil Agarwal

COO, Network Services Business,Sterlite Technologies Ltd

Randeep Sekhon

Group CTO, Airtel

Sanjay Kaul

President, APJ Service Provider Business,Cisco Systems Inc

Vipin Tyagi

Executive Director, CDoT

Arvind Bali

COO, TSSC, former CEO, Videocon Telecom

• Maj Gen (Retd) Ravi Chaudhary

Rakesh Goyal

CEO, Infinity Labs

Arun Karna

AT&T India

Dr. M P Poonia

Vice Chairman, AICTE

Amitabh Nag

Country Manager-Public Sector & Strategic Alliances, HP Inc.

N. K. Goyal

Chairman, TEMA

Dhiraj Gupta


Dinesh Prasad

Bluesky Invent

Sunil K Goyal


TR Dua

Director General, TAIPA

A Seshagiri Rao

Chairman & MD, TCIL

Sandeep Bhargava

EVP, Corp Affairs & Public Policy
Vodafone Idea

Dr. Yogesh Misra

Vice President, Thomas Assessments

Bharat Salhotra

MD, Alstom Transport

Pradeep Gupta

CMD, Cybermedia


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