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IAMAI to kick off India Digital Summit on 18 January

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MUMBAI: The Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), flagship event, the India Digital Summit is slated to kick off on 18 January in New Delhi. The summit will consist of a two day event.

According to an official release, the first day will focus on Internet and will address issues such as "What will drive the growth of Internet in India?, How to leverage Internet to E-nable businesses?, Is youth the driving force behind Internet?"

Meanwhile, day two will throw light on topics related to "Mobile Value Added Services (VAS) such as What makes a successful mobile marketing company in India?, How can mobile VAS be source of critical Information and Interactivity?, Will mobile payments change the rules of transaction?, Is the policy environment right for MVAS Industry?"

Commenting on the need for a Digital Summit president Dr.Subho Ray said, "The Summit this year will focus on two distinct areas: internet and related issues of current and future policies, communications tools and commerce; and mobile devices and connected issues of mobile value added services over two days".

Much like last year, the Summit in 2007 would also have an array of speakers including:

- People Group chairman Anupam Mittal

- eBay India chairman Avnish Bajaj

- Info Edge Ltd founder and CEO Sanjeev Bikhchandani

- Makemytrip.com founder and CEO Deep Kalra

- Google India head sales & operations Sundarraman Kalyanraman

- Ministry of Communications and IT Joint Secretary Pankaj Agrawala

- Connecturf managing director & CEO Neville Taraporewala,

- Mouthshut.com founder Faisal Farooqui,

- MSN and Windows Media Live CEO Jaspreet Bindra,

- Zapak Digital Entertainment COO Rohit Sharma

- Pinstorm Technologies founder and CEO Mahesh Murthy

- Malayala Manorama COO Mariam Mathew

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