Tentative Programme Schedule

10th Convocation of Jamsetji TataNational Virtual Academy
9th Convention of Grameen Gyan Abhiyan – Rural Knowledge Movement
(Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre)
Role of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in Achieving Sustainable Development
Goals and Zero Hunger Challenge
2-3 February 2015
Venue: Chennai
Draft Agenda
Day I- 2 February 2015
11:00 – 13:00
Welcome Address & Purpose of the Convocation and Convention –
Dr. Ajay Parida, Executive Director, MSSRF
Launch of Fisher Friend Mobile Application
A brief overview: Ms. Nancy J Anabel, Director, IEC,MSSRF
Ms. Shawn Covell, Vice President, QUALCOMM
Mr. V. Rajanna, Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services,
Launch of FFMA &
Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of
Special Remarks
Induction of National and International NVA fellows 2015
A brief overview: Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach, Asia Coordinator, Alliance for
Affordable World Wide Web Foundation, Wasington, USA
Convocation Address & Prof. M S Swaminathan, Founder Chairman & Chairman, GGA, MSSRF
Induction of NVA
Fellowship and
Inaugural Address
Vote of Thanks
Mr. J. Srinath, Principal Scientist, MSSRF
Lunch Break
14:00- 16:00
ICT and Agriculture for Sustainable Development
Dr. Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, Senior Advisor & Head-Agriculture (SA), BILL &
MELINDA GATES Foundation , New Delhi
Dr V.K. Bhatia, Senior Director, Media Lab Asia, New Delhi
Dr. K. Narayana Gowda, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural
Dr. Dileepkumar Guntuku, Global Leader, Knowledge Sharing and Innovation,
Director, Center of Excellence in ICT Innovations for Agriculture,Coordinator for
ICRISAT South-South Initiative, Hyderabad
Dr. Sai Baskar, WALAMTARI, Hyderabad
Ms. Stella, Director,Agromet Advisory Service Unit, Regional Meterological
Dr. G.D.Satish Kumar, Senior Scientist, Directorate of Oilseeds Research,
16:00- 16:30
Health Break
16:30 – 18:00
Role of ICT in Food, Health and Nutrition Security
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director, National Institute of Tuberculosis,
Dr. Julian Parr, Director: Asia, International Potato Center (CIP), New Delhi
Dr. K.Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation.
President Elect, Telemedicine Society of India, Chennai
Shri.M.Nagarajan, IAS, District Development Officer, Sabarkantha
Mr. Chandra Mouli, HoD, IT, Shankara Nethralaya, Chennai
Ms. R . V .Bhavani, Project Manager,LANSA, MSSRF, Chennai
Day II - 3rd Feb 2015
09:30- 11:00
Role of ICT and Rural Entreprenurship (Make in India)
Dr. Dinesh Tyagi,CEO,CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, New Delhi
Dr. Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Chief Executive Officer, Ekgoan Technologies,
New Delhi
Dr.Chetan Sharma,Founder,Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust, New
Mr. Sulax Shah, Director, Akash Ganga,Ahmadabad
Mr. Sunil Jain, Vice President, Reuters Market Light,Mumbai
Dr. Uma Swaminathan, Managing Director, RUDI, SEWA, Gujarat
Shri Santanu Sengupta, Director, Corporate Affairs & Finance, ACMFI- African
Centre for Mobile Financial Inclusion,Kolkatta
11:00 -11:30
Health Break
11:30- 13:00
ICT and Innovation
Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Ex Officio Principal Secretary,
Department of Science and Technology,Kerala
Dr. T. Srinivasa Kumar, Head, Advisory Services and Satellite Oceanography
Group (ASG), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS),
Mr Gopi Ramasamy, Deputy Director-South Asia,CABI, New Delhi
Dr . V. Geethalakshmi, Professor, agro climate research centre, TNAU,
Mr. Anand Babu, Agri mobile apps- Jayalaxmi agrotech, Bengaluru
Dr Leena Ajay Dhande,Associate Professor,Department of
Pediatrics,Indira Gandhi Govt Medical College,Nagpur
Ms. Hitaki,Telenor, Myanmar
Lunch Break
Open Discussion on Sustaining the GGA & Concluding Session:
Way forward: Prioritizing the focus
Dr. Ajay K. Parida, Executive Director, MSSRF
Lead speakers
Shri Santanu Sengupta,Director, Corporate Affairs & Finance, ACMFIAfrican Centre for Mobile Financial Inclusion,c
Dr.Chetan Sharma,Founder,Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust,
New Delhi
Concluding Remarks
Mr Dillip Pattanaik, Team Leader, IRMA-India (ICT for D of OSVSWA)
Prof. M S Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, MSSRF & Chairman,
Vote of Thanks
Ms. Nancy J Anabel, Director, IEC