Digital India – Following in the Footsteps of the World Heavyweights

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SESSION: 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)

Venue: 220 California Avenue, Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94306-1636

Introduction

India over the last year or so has seen a flurry of interesting developments in the technology, media and telecommunications space that has made it difficult for the rest of the world to ignore. The Indian Government and regulators have been proactive in keeping up with technological advancements and coming up with new rules and regulations.

They span from the headline-making proposed general data protection law that has flavors of the GDPR as well as the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, to the developments on net neutrality, digital payments and crypto-currencies, e-commerce, online content regulation and a host of disruptive technologies. Interestingly, the proposed data protection law also has extra-territorial jurisdiction to foreign companies with a nexus to India.

With that in focus, we will discuss how these developments affect companies, ranging from a small start-up to a multi-national corporation, doing or looking to do business in India in the Technology-Media-Telecom space.

Focus Area

  • The  proposed data protection law and how it affects companies, including start-ups and MNCs, doing business in India (and even those not doing business in India!)
  • The telecom regulator tightens the noose on net neutrality
  • The battle between apex bank's digital payments push and crypto-currency pull
  • The new e-commerce policy: a hurdle rather than a platform for global giants to enter India's multi-billion dollar market
  • India's new found need to regulate online content in the wake of existing laws being archaic
  • Industry updates on disruptive technologies: AI, drones and driverless vehicles

Flow Of The Session

08:00 AM – 08:30 AM :

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM :

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM :

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS