SITM: Telecom Seminar ‘Communique’08’ organized

The inaugural day began with Mr Sanjiv Mital, VC, Bharti Telesoft, talking with the audience about the changing face of the Telecom Industry and the impact of convergence on it. The first day also witnessed speakers like Mr Mohit Rampal, Cellebrum Technologies; Mr Kunal Bajaj, BDA Connect, Mr Srinivasa Addepalli; Tata Communications, Mr Rahul Pandey; Mobile 18 and Mr Ravindra Deshmukh, Dhruv Technology Systems Pvt Ltd. who provided insights on topics ranging from ‘Smart phones to Entertainment phones’, ‘Entertainment & Web 2.0’, ‘DTH vs. Cable’ and ‘Mobile television’. The day concluded with a panel discussion on ‘Managing Business Convergence’ with panelists from various organizations like CII, Amdocs, GTL Infrastructure, Indiagames, IBM, One97, TTML and IDEA Cellular.

The concluding day of the seminar witnessed panel discussion on the topic ‘Is content or distribution the King?’ with panelists from CII, Nazara Technologies, Bharti Telesoft, SOTL, Publicitas Digital, MSN and Time Broadband and also on the topic ‘In the Convergence Ecosystem, will Telecom Houses or Media Conglomerates be successful?’ with the panelists from Business India, STAR India, Shemaroo Entertainment, Ernest & Young, Indiagames, BSNL and Airtel. Other topics for the day were ‘Mobile payments’, ‘Mobile Advertising’, ‘Digital Asset Management’, ‘Wireless Distribution revolutionizing Media Industry’ and ‘Role of security in the convergence scenario’ by speakers including Mr Probir Roy, Paymate, Mr Rajnish, Microsoft, Mr Mrutunjaya Hiremath and Mr Manish Ranjan, IBM, Mr Rajesh Mishra, UFO Moviez and Mr Rupinder Goel, Airtel.

Also, The institute unveiled its 6th Annual Telecom Forecast – Prevision’09, with verticals being Economy, Global Telecom, Indian Telecom, Mobility, Consumer Electronics, Communication Infrastructure, Telecom Technology, Broadband, Telecom Software and Convergence.

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