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Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications of Government of India and Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam are organizing India-ASEAN ICT Expo 2018 on 27-28 September 2018. The Theme of the Expo is ‘Digital connectivity in the Industrial Revolution 4.0’.  All interested members or representatives of companies in ICT Sector are welcome to attend this event.

Viet Nam ICT Investment Forum 2018

India – ASEAN ICT Expo 2018

Theme: Digital connectivity in the Industrial Revolution 4.0

  • Time               : 27 - 28 September 2018
  • Venue            : Melia Hotel, Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Day 1: 27 September 2018




Opening Ceremony & Inaugural Session


Remarks by:

H.E Mr. Phan Tam, Vice Minister of Information and Communications of Viet Nam

Ambassador of the Kingdom of  Sweden to Viet Nam

H.E Mr. Ravi Kant, Member, Telecom Commission, Ministry of Communications , India (Vice Minister)


Exhibition VIP tour

Plenary 1: Investment in digital infrastructure to meet the requirements of the Industrial Revolution 4.0


Broadband and the direction for 5G development in Viet Nam

Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, Director of Policy and Planning Section, VNTA

Making India 5G ready

Mr. R K Pathak, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation, Ministry of Communications


Accelerating the path to 5G

ALEX ORANGE, Director, Government Affairs, Southeast Asia, Taiwan & Pacific, Qualcomm

Investment in 5G- Operators View

Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL

4G/5G: Shaping the future of IoT

Mr Trung Phan, Vice President and Head of Emerging Business, Ericsson Vietnam

Cloud - The Future Norm in Connected Networks

Claudia Chan, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, ASEAN and Vietnam


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:Dr. Tran Minh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy

The panel discussion will focus on the impact of digital connectivity on productivity and growth of every country, with reference to practices of broadband infrastructure development and 5G implementation plan in Viet Nam and other countries. The panelists will also exchange views and recommendations on policies to encourage investment in digital connectivity for each country.


Plenary 2 – Digital ASEAN Connectivity


Overview about India ASEAN Digital Connectivity

Mr. P Harish, Ambassador of India at Viet Nam

Project concepts in Digital Connectivity in ASEAN

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar, Director General, TEPC

Projects to facilitate digital connectivity in CLMV

Mr. A. Sheshagiri Rao, CMD , TCIL

Digital Village- India’s Next Powerhouse

Mr. B.S. Yadav, President, Vihaan Networks Ltd.

Vision of Digital Connectivity: Cambodia, Lao PDR

Representative of Ministry of ICT from Lao, Cambodia


Session Moderator:Mr Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, India

The panelists will share and exchange views on opportunities and challenges for synchronizing digital connectivity with infrastructure, institutional and people connectivity in ASEAN, status of digital infrastructure development in CLMV countries, regional digital connectivity projects and proposed models for public-private partnership in digital connectivity development in the region.


Coffee Break

Plenary 3 –Solutions for Digital Connectivity and Transformation


IPv6 transition on the 4 I.R with new internet services

Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

IoT smart city services and solutions on 4G/ LTE

Speaker fromVNPT Group

Experiences in building future-ready, high-speed fiber optic networks

Mr. Sanjay Nayak, MD, Tejas Networks Ltd.

Presentation of Viettel

Speaker from Viettel Group

Connecting the Unconnected

Mr. Ankush Jain, Lead – Policy Analysis and Industry Relations), Sterlite Technologies

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:Dr. Phan Thao Nguyen, DG of International Cooperation Department, MIC

The panelists will share and exchange solutions and services on 4G, 5G technology to apply in social-economic sectors. Exploring potential of digital transformation and sharing measures for digital trade and services, including e-commerce, start-ups, cooperative economies and smart city based on ICT services.

Concluding Remarks

Mr. Ravi Kant, Member (Services), Telecom Commission (Vice Minister)

Day 2: 28 September 2018

Plenary 4: Future of Urban Living - Smart cities/SHARING EXPERIENCE on SMART CITIES between Viet Nam and India


Smart City projects in India 

Mr. Aman Singhania- Manager, CDoT, R&D Activities For Smart Networks by C-DoT

Smart city implementation in Ha Noi

Mr. Dang Vu Tuan, Deputy Director General of Department of Information and Communications of Ha Noi

Smart Networks for the future – New Digital Horizons

Mr. Srinivasan Thukkaram, APAC - Sterlite Technologies Ltd.

Technology Solutions for Smart Cities

Dr. Kumar Sivarajan, Co- Founder & CTO, TEJAS Networks Ltd.

Smart Cities- A March towards Future

Ms. Subha N Bhambhani, Director, BSNL


Moderator:Mr.  Sandeep Aggarwal, MD, Paramount Wires & Cable India is presently implementing Smart City projects in 100 cities and has wide experience to share. IoT, M2M will also play an important role for futuristic Smart networks. The panelists will share experience between Viet Nam and India in implementing smart city.





Valedictory Session

Mr. Shyamal Ghosh, Chairman, TEPC

Mr. Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, India



B2B meetings & signing of MoU’s at industry level