Two-day workshop on SMART CITIES

16-17 November 2018
Venue: Hotel Sterlings Mac, Bangalore


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 Krishnaswamy

Dilip Krishnaswamy

Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd

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,

Shyam Vasudevarao

Shyam Vasudevarao

Founder & Director Forus Health, Renalyx & Rx DHP

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 A

Ravikiran A

CEO at Innohabit Technologies IOT Analytics, EV Charger CMS & EV Battery Swap

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 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.

Sudeendra Koushik

Sudeendra Koushik

Chief Innovator @ prasu, Chairman IEEE Bangalore, Innovating for companies, Developing Innovators Atal Innovation Mentor

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

Dr. Shrutin Ulman

Dr. Shrutin Ulman

Leader Clinical Innovation Management and Clinical Affairs (MBBS, MTech,MBA, PhD)

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

Vijayan SR

Assistant Vice President, Digitalization Lead, Grid Automation, Power Grids Division, ABB India Limited

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.

Dr. Debabrata Nayak

Dr. Debabrata Nayak

Chief Security officer, Huawei

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

Dr. R Nagaraja

MD, Power Research & Development Consultants Prv. Ltd

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

Dr. A Ravindra

Served as an IAS officer in various capacities in government before retiring as Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka

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.

Prof. Amrutur Bhardwaj

Prof. Amrutur Bhardwaj

Professor at Indian Institute of Science
Bipin Pradeep Kumar

Bipin Pradeep Kumar

CoFounder, Gaia Smart Cities. Building great products and teams

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.

Core Competencies:

  • 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
Raghu Nambiar

Raghu Nambiar

Ex-Seimens CTO
Dr. Hannumappa Sudarshan

Dr. Hannumappa Sudarshan

Founder and Honorary Secretary- Karuna Trust

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).

Manish Arora

Manish Arora

Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science

Specialties: Scientific Research, team project or individual projects Bubbles, Cavitation, Ultrasound, Drug delivery


November 16, 2018


Registration 8:30 onwards
Opening & Keynotes Inauguration
Welcome & Workshop
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome: Rajashekhar
HP Khincha
Lighting lamp
Guest of Honour 9:40 – 9:50 Sri Raghupathi Cavale, Infosys
Chief Guest 9:50 – 10:10 Raj Kumar Srivastava IFS,
Advisor to Govt of Karnataka, IT, BT, S&T
Keynote Address 10:10 – 10:40 Sri Sanjay Sahay IPS,
ADGP, Karnataka Police Department
IEEE PES OEA and OSA 10:40 – 11:00 Suresh, Chair, PES Bangalore
Tea 11:00
Session 1 11:20 -12:45 Smart Cities Overview Chair: Dr Ravindra
Talk 1 11:20- 11:40 Dr K Ramakrishna, Past R10 Director &
IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee
Talk 2 11:40 – 12:00 G Ashok Kumar, Director, BESCOM*
Panel discussion 12:00 – 12:45 Moderator: Dr A Ravindra, SCIF
Lunch 12:45 – 13:45
Session 2 13:45 – 15:15 Green Energy -I Chair: Gurunath G, IISc
Keynote 13:45 – 14:15 Dr Nagaraja, MD PRDC
Talk 1 14:15 – 14:35 “Smart Distribution & Microgrids for Smart cities”:
Vijayan SR, ABB
Talk 2 14:35-14:55 “Smart Micro Climate Monitoring System (SMCMS)”:
Radhakrishnan, Bosch
Talk 3 14:55 – 15:15 Guruprakash Shastry, Infosys*
Tea 15:00 to 15:15
Session 3 15:15 – 17:00 Green Energy – II
Talk 4 15:15- 15:35 “Greenfield Smart City-Role of Spatial intelligence”
Ravi Chopra, Lead Consultant, Smart Cities & GIS, Wipro
Talk 5 15:35 – 15:55 “LVDC & Microgrids for smart cities”
Dr Priyaranjan Mishra, Crafitti
Talk 6 15:55 – 16:15 IISc
Panel discussion 16:15 – 17:00 Moderator: Prof Gurunath G, IISc


November 17, 2018


Registration 8:30 onwards
Session -4 9:30-11:15 Smart Governance – I Chair: Prof. Navin
Keynote 9:30 -10:00 Prof Amrutur Bhardwaj, IISc
Talk 1 10:00-10:30 Bipin P Kumar, GAIA Smart cities
Talk 2 10:30-11:00 Dilip Krishnaswamy,
VP (New Technology Initiatives) Reliance Jio
Tea 11:00 – 11:15
Session 5 11:15 – 12:45 Smart Governance – II
Talk 3 11:15 – 11:35 Neeraj Kumar, Tech Leader, Huawei
Talk 4 11:35 – 12:00 Sanil Kumar Chief Architect, Huawei
Panel discussion 12:00 -12:45 Moderator: Prof. Navin
Lunch 12:45 – 13:45
Session 6 13:45 – 15:15 Sustainable Healtcare – I Chair: Dr Shyam
Keynote 13:45-14:15 Shrutin Ulman, Philips
Talk 1 14:15 – 14:35 Dr Shyam Vasudeva Rao
Talk 2 14:35-14:50 Raghu Nambiar, Ex-Siemens CTO*
Talk 3 14:50 – 15:10 Case Study: Academic Practices to Med-Tech Industries
Abhishek Appaji
Dr Manish Arora, IISc
Talk 4 15:10-15:30 “AI in Health care”: MS Dinesh. Philips
Session 7 15:30 – 16:45 Sustainable Healtcare – II
Healthcare Startup 15:30-16:00 EHE/DHP, COEO Labs, Sattvamedtech, InnAccel, Cyclops*
Panel discussion 16:00 – 16:45 Moderator: Dr Shyam Vasudevarao
Closure remarks 16:45 – 17:00
High Tea 17:00



 General Chair :   Prof. H P Khincha 

Chair :   Rajashekhar S, Secretary, Bangalore section 

Co-Chairs :   G Kasiviswanadharaju Chair-Elect, PES Bangalore

Navin Kumar, Chair, ComSoc Bangalore 


Advisory:  Organizing committee 
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 

Abhishek Appaji

Panduranga Vittal, Dean, NITK Surathkal 


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