The urban sector across the globe, especially India, is evolving rapidly and bringing new challenges to city planners and administrators. In view of social and environmental changes, in urban sectors, civic bodies are directing development strategies towards “Smart Cities”. The primary objective of the “Smart Cities” is to improve citizens’ quality of life by providing core infrastructure – good governance, assured electricity supply, adequate water supply, efficient mobility and public transportation, sustainable environment, health & education etc.
A journey towards “Smart City” begins with transformation in governance, energy, health, education & transportation systems, citizens thinking & lifestyle, and availability & accessibility of information & communication technologies. ICT plays a vital role, to achieve sustainable “Smart City”, in development of scalable & seamlessly integrated structures/architectures for
- Smart Energy Management Systems
- Smart Buildings
- Smart Health Care
- Good Governance
- Smart Physical safety & Security
In this regard, IEEE PES Bangalore Chapter, IEEE Bangalore Section & IEEE ComSoc Bangalore Chapter are jointly organizing a two-day brainstorming workshop on “Smart Cities”. The theme of the workshop is “Smart Cities: Focus on Green Energy, Governance and Health”.
The objective of this workshop is to create a platform where different stakeholders, like city planners, policy makers, social reformers & professionals from power, telecommunication, data analytics, IT and mobility sectors can share their perspective and deliberate on opportunities & challenges associated in advancement of smart cities. This workshop clearly articulates trends of Smart Cities in Karnataka & Pan India and how collaboration among stakeholders – Government, utilities, communities, public, etc., can expedite deployment of smart cities. As smart technologies acts as backbone for sustainable smart cities, great emphasis will be given on development & application of the technologies for improvement of living standards – smart healthcare, reduction in pollution, infrastructure overload minimization, green building initiatives, smart grids, smart lighting, smart homes, e-governance and effective coordination of all subsystems. At the end of the workshop, the deliberations and suggestions, will be brought out as a white paper and submitted to local Government and IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee.
Dilip KrishnaswamyVice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd
Shyam VasudevaraoFounder & Director Forus Health, Renalyx & Rx DHP
Ravikiran ACEO at Innohabit Technologies IOT Analytics, EV Charger CMS & EV Battery Swap
Sudeendra KoushikChief Innovator @ prasu, Chairman IEEE Bangalore, Innovating for companies, Developing Innovators Atal Innovation Mentor
Dr. Shrutin UlmanLeader Clinical Innovation Management and Clinical Affairs (MBBS, MTech,MBA, PhD)
Vijayan SRAssistant Vice President, Digitalization Lead, Grid Automation, Power Grids Division, ABB India Limited
Dr. Debabrata NayakChief Security officer, Huawei
Dr. R NagarajaMD, Power Research & Development Consultants Prv. Ltd
Dr. A RavindraServed as an IAS officer in various capacities in government before retiring as Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka
Prof. Amrutur BhardwajProfessor at Indian Institute of Science
Bipin Pradeep KumarCoFounder, Gaia Smart Cities. Building great products and teams
Raghu NambiarEx-Seimens CTO
Dr. Hannumappa SudarshanFounder and Honorary Secretary- Karuna Trust
Manish AroraAssistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science
Dr Dilip Krishnaswamy is currently serving as Vice President (New Technology Initiatives) at Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, he has worked as a senior scientist at IBM Research, as a senior staff researcher in the office of the chief scientist at Qualcomm, and as a platform architect at Intel, and has taught at the University of California, Davis. He is an inventor on 62 granted US patents, and has 70+ publications, with 3 best paper awards. His research interests include distributed information processing, distributed function virtualization, distributed resource management, blockchain technology, edge services, NFV/SDN, NB-IoT, AI/ML, and 5G architecture & systems. He served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2009-2014. He recently chaired the Pat Goldberg CS/EE/Math best paper competition for IBM Research worldwide (late 2014 to early 2018). He is a B.Tech (electronics and communications engineering) alum of IIT Madras.
62 granted US patents, 70+ published papers,
Founder and Director Forus Health, Renalyx and Rx DHP
“Making healthcare affordable to the larger section of society through applied research and inclusive innovations”
Ravikiran Annaswamy is Founder and CEO of Innohabit Technologies. He is incubating various innovative products using analytics and deep learning. His current business focus is on bringing Electric Mobility to Indian market and has launched various technology products like Fulcharge.com in this space.
He has over 23 years of business experience as Entrepreneur and as Business Leader
He works closely with global programs like Founders Institute (Fi.Co) and Unreasonable Institute as Mentor and Coach for early stage startups. He is on the global team of IEEE 5G and is responsible for vision & strategy for future applications and services like Tactile/Haptic Internet, IOT, AR, VR Applications.
He is an engaged Professional volunteer, was the Chairman for IEEE Bangalore section (2014-2015), Industry Relations for IEEE – Asia Pacific (2014-15) and Secretary for IEEE Asia Pacific (2015-16). He is currently Editor in Chief for Leader Magazine for IEEE TEMS.
He has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and has graduated from UVCE Bangalore.
Chief Innovator @ prasu, Chairman IEEE Bangalore, Innovating for companies, Developing Innovators Atal Innovation Mentor
BE, MBA, PG-Strategy Management (IIM-K)
PhD in Innovation
Certified Independent Director
Execom IEEE Bangalore
2014,2015,2016 Vice Chair IEEE Bangalore
Co-Chair IEEE Adhoc Committee on Innovation
Co-Chair IEEE SYWL Congress Asia Pacific 2016
Director, Founder Institute Bangalore
24 years of International experience in Product Innovation & Development
20+ Patents in various stages
Leader Clinical Innovation Management and Clinical Affairs (MBBS, MTech,MBA, PhD)
Dr Ulman’s passion is to design and architect sustainable mHealth solutions. Dr Ulman develops and clinically validates Healthcare Value Propositions, exploring the right problem-solution fit, exploring business models and finding the right ‘go to market’ strategy. Dr. Ulman is a board member of the Philips Committee on Biomedical Experimentation, responsible to evaluate projects from a regulatory, ethical and medical efficacy perspective. He is also responsible for Outside-In Evaluation, which involves evaluating technologies in the ecosystem and suggesting to the Philips management, technology trends and forecasting, including integration of some of them within Philips. Dr. Ulman is a Physician and Surgeon, with a special focus on Mother and Child Care solutions. This focus has been fostered by several innovations and patents in the domain of Mother and Child Care. Dr. Ulmans’ academic qualifications include a MBBS, DOIH (Public Health – Occupational Health), MTech and PhD (Biomedical ASIC Design).
Vijayan SR, Asst. Vice President, ABB India Limited, is the Digitalization Lead including Cyber Security for Grid Automation in Power Grids division.
He is a graduate in Electronics and Communication engineering, with an MBA in Information Technology and Marketing Management and over 21 years of experience. He has also completed certificate programs on Digital Marketing and Business Analytics. He joined ABB in 2000 and over the last 16 years has held various roles in Engineering, Product Management and Technology functions in Network Control SCADA/DMS/EMS, Substation Automation, Smart Grid and Cyber Security solutions. He has extensive experience as a Solution Architect and System Designer.
He is active across various international and national industry forums through particpation in seminars and technical papers. He is also the Vice Chair of the ISGF Working Group (WG)-1 for Grid Modernization and Smart Cities and Convener – Technical Committee of the IEEMA Smart Grid Division. Prior to joining ABB, Vijayan was working in the process automation industry with Larsen and Toubro for 5 years.
Technically sophisticated and business savvy management professional with a pioneering career reflecting strong leadership qualifications coupled with demonstrated capability in providing end-to-end Strategic IT Solutions & Support and Service Delivery Nearly 18 years and 6month of experience in a senior management capacity & primarily accountable for handling Wireless & Network Communications and Security Thorough professional with solid experience in formulating robust IT strategies while managing & leading teams for running successful process operations & developing Business Continuity Plans, Procedures, SLAs and Service Standards for Business Excellence Expertise in determining the security roadmap for the company and addressing various security problems Delivered technology research paper on planning / forecasting, atmosphere building / industry market competency improvement / innovation promotion, etc.Steered efforts for identifying key research projects, executing the research projects and obtaining product consensus to put the identified components in next research / technology plan Actively involved in presenting research papers at several national and international conferences Articulate communicator, blending technical expertise with interpersonal skills while interacting with the cross-functional teams, project managers and steering committees Proven project and people management skills; professional competencies in mobilizing and judiciously managing resources with structured inputs in the domains of project planning, scheduling and monitoring to ensure project accomplishment within defined time/cost matrixes Consummate Professional with displayed credentials in initiating, administering and executing across a portfolio of projects harmonizing technical needs with business realities including Conceptualization, Budgeting / Estimation, Planning / Monitoring, and final Commissioning
Presented paper in 62 international conferences and journals like IEEE
Dr. R. Nagaraja completed his Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Mysore University in the year 1986 and obtained his Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore in the year 1988, specialized in Computer Applications to Power Systems and Drives. He worked for M/s. MACMET India Ltd., Simulation Division, Bangalore, for 4 years from 1988 to 1991, where he headed the Power System group.
Dr. Nagaraja was awarded Doctorate for his work titled “Development of algorithm for applications in energy control centers” by world-renowned Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He started M/s. Power Research & Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd. at Bangalore in 1994. This was his humble debut in the field of Power System and eventually emerged as one of the reputed Power System Consultants internationally. Today PRDC® is one among the largest power system consultants in Asia.
His specializations include Parallel Computing, Power System Analysis, Simulation, SCADA Systems and Energy Management Systems, Development of Algorithms for Real-Time Power System Simulation and Control, Power Engineering Education and Power System Protection. Dr. R Nagaraja has authored several technical papers and conducted a number of workshops, conferences, seminars throughout the world.
Dr. Nagaraja is the brain behind the architecture, design and development of the MiPower® – Power system analysis software, which is PRDC®’s flagship product widely, used by Electric utilities, Industries, Consultants and Universities / Engineering colleges globally.
Dr. Nagaraja is the Senior Member, IEEE and currently representative for IEEE PES West Chapters under R-10. He was the Convener and Co-Chair of prestigious international event – ISGT (Innovative Smart Grid Technologies) Asia 2013 conference held at Bangalore.
Dr. A Ravindra
Served as an IAS officer in various capacities in government before retiring as Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka at the end of 2002.
Holds a PhD in Development Studies and has specialized in the urban sector including water management. He was responsible for introducing several governance reforms such as rationalizing property tax system through the Self-Assessment Scheme and mobilizing resources for urban infrastructure through municipal bonds. He was instrumental in initiating the Cauvery Water Supply Project (Stage IV) and the Metro-Rail Project for Bangalore.
After retirement, Dr. Ravindra has served as Deputy Chairman, Karnataka State Planning Board and Sr. Visiting Fellow at IIM, Bangalore. Currently, he heads the Centre for Sustainable Development, a non-profit organization, The Institute for Social and Economic Change, a research organization in social sciences, Bangalore.
Experienced technology professional with a strong business/strategic view. Proven record of innovation and thought leadership. Have successfully led cross-functional teams and advised senior executives in both start up environments as well as in large enterprises to implement new and organic growth.
- Developing, advancing and dynamically adapting strategic vision and plans
- Analyzing and finding new business opportunities
- Maximizing existing product-line opportunities and creating strategic new channels
- Holistic understanding of the mobile user experience (pricing, technology, user behavior) and variances within international markets
H. Sudarshan was born in Yemalur on the outskirts of Bangalore in1950 and graduated as a doctor from Bangalore Medical College in 1973. He turned his back on the possibility of lucrative urban practice in favour of working with poor communities, and in 1979 he arrived in the B.R. Hills to work with the Soliga community.
Sudarshan has been Ashoka Fellow, Ashoka Innovators for Public, USA, Vice-President of the Voluntary Health Association of India, and a member of the Independent Commission on Health in India, the National Commission on Population, the National Nutrition Mission, the National Human Rights Commission, and the Indian Planning Commission’s Steering Group for the development of Scheduled Tribes. As Chairman of the Task Force on Health & Family Welfare he has brought out a comprehensive report to reform the health system of Karnataka. He has also been the Vigilance Director for the Karnataka Lokayukta, an ombudsman organisation.
He has received Right Livelihood Award (1994), the Parisara (Environment) Award from the Government of Karnataka (1993) and the Padma Shree Award from the President of India (2000), the Human Rights Award (2001), a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Health Foundation of India (2009).
Chair : Rajashekhar S, Secretary, Bangalore section
Co-Chairs : G Kasiviswanadharaju Chair-Elect, PES Bangalore
Navin Kumar, Chair, ComSoc Bangalore
|K Ramakrishna, Ex R10 Director
Sudeendra Koushik, Chair, Bangalore section
V. Suresh, Chair, PES Bangalore
R. Nagaraja, MD, PRDC Bangalore
Dr A Ravindra, Ex- Chief secretary, Karnataka
|Hariram Satheesh, ABB Bangalore
G.S Mahesh, PES Bangalore
Puneet Mishra, Vice-chair, Bangalore section
Priyaranjan Mishra, Crafitti
Ms Sadhana KA
|Technical committee||Publication Committee:|
|Ravikiran. A, CEO, Innohabit Technologies
Dilip K, Chair-Elect, ComSoc
Gurunath. G, IISc, Bangalore
Dileep Paruchuri, Intel, Bangalore
Prasant Misra, TCS, Bangalore
|Panduranga Vittal, Dean, NITK Surathkal|
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