Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia at CeBIT India to discuss Smart Cities in India

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What is the event all about?

The central theme for 2014 is “New Perspectives in IT Business”. This central theme sets the background for the keynotes from industry thought leaders. The CeBIT Global Conferences programme travels to India as part of our unified global brand strategy. The CGC programme will deliver content on the 4 Forces that are shaping the Business Technology Ecosphere:   Big Data – Social Business – Mobility – Cloud

Catch Greyhound Research and our Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia at a panel discussion on How to build 100 smart cities in India.

What is the Discussion about?

The government has announced an allocation of Rs 7,060 crore for 100 smart cities in the Union Budget. This amount is for modernization of existing infrastructure and also for setting up new satellite cities that are self-sufficient. The initiative is aimed at reducing infrastructure strain in over- crowded cities.

Digitization and connectivity will be at the core in smart-enabling these cities. These cities will be the new business hubs, and will generate jobs. Smart cities will be knowledge hubs and will embody smart, eco, and learning. A good example is Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC).

So how is the IT industry preparing to tap this opportunity? What are the opportunities? What is the best way for the industry to collaborate (Public-Private partnership) with government to support this big and bold initiative?


  • Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO of Greyhound Research
  • Dr Prashant Pradhan, Director, Smarter Planet Solutions, IBM ISA.
  • Krishna Kumar, Vice President, Symphony Teleca & Adviser, Centre for Educational and Social Studies, Bangalore
  • Shaishav Dharia – Development Director, Lodha Group

Session Chair:  Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Vice Chairman & CEO at Zensar Technologies

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When & Where? 

14 November, 2014; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m at BIEC (Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre).