Pune, 6 Oct : Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) organized their flagship event Communique’08- The XII National Telecom Seminar commencing 3rd October 2008. The theme for the two day event was ‘Telecom-Media convergence-Commerce of a Unified Ecosystem’.
The inaugural day began with Mr Sanjiv Mital, VC, Bharti Telesoft, enlighteninig the audience about the changing face of the Telecom Industry and the impact of convergence on it. The first day also witnessed distinguished speakers Mr. Mohit Rampal, Cellebrum Technologies; Mr. Kunal Bajaj, BDA Connect, Mr. Srinivasa Addepalli; Tata Communications, Mr. Rahul Pandey; Mobile 18 and Mr.Ravindra Deshmukh, Dhruv Technology Systems Pvt Ltd. who provided their valuable insights on topics ranging from ‘Smart phones to Entertainment phones’, ‘Entertainment & Web 2.0’, ‘DTH vs. Cable’ and ‘Mobile television’. The day concluded with a panel discussion on ‘Managing Business Convergence’ with panelists from diverse backgrounds and organizations like CII, Amdocs, GTL Infrastructure, Indiagames, IBM, One97, TTML and IDEA Cellular.
The concluding day of the seminar witnessed panel discussion on ‘Is content or distribution the King?’ with panelists from CII, Nazara Technologies, Bharti Telesoft, SOTL, Publicitas Digital, MSN and Time Broadband and on ‘In the Convergence Ecosystem, will Telecom Houses or Media Conglomerates be successful?’ The panelists being from Business India, STAR India, Shemaroo Entertainment, Ernest & Young, Indiagames, BSNL and Airtel. Other topics for the day were ‘Mobile payments’, ‘Mobile Advertising’, ‘Digital Asset Management’, ‘Wireless Distribution revolutionizing Media Industry’ and ‘Role of security in the convergence scenario’ by eminent speakers- Mr. Probir Roy, Paymate, Mr. Rajnish, Microsoft, Mr. Mrutunjaya Hiremath and Mr. Manish Ranjan, IBM, Mr. Rajesh Mishra, UFO Moviez and Mr. Rupinder Goel, Airtel.
The institute unveiled its much awaited 6th Annual Telecom Forecast- Prevision’09, with verticals being Economy, Global Telecom, Indian Telecom, Mobility, Consumer Electronics, Communication Infrastructure, Telecom Technology, Broadband, Telecom Software and Convergence. Prevision is a collective endeavor of SITM students, their efforts, the alumni inputs and Industry Interactions.
The Seminar was very well received by the Corporate Industry as well as by students as it provided valuable insights on Telecom Media Convergence and exceeding all expectations set a new benchmark for future.