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Speakers, wait-list for #NAMAprivacy Bangalore on October 5th #ad

We’ve confirmed over 100 attendees for our #NAMAprivacy conference on The Future of User Data in India in Bangalore next week. MediaNama is hosting this session with support from Google, Mozilla, ISOC, InfoEdge and E2E. HasGeek and The Takshashila Institution are community partners for this event.

Given limited space, we’re switching applications to a waitlist, and will confirm remaining applications pending cancellations, by the 3rd of October.

Apply for the waitlist here

(p.s. Please don’t hesitate to apply. There are always cancellations)


  • Date: 5th October 2017
  • Time: starting at around 1230-1300hrs (starting with lunch), and ending probably at around 1730hrs
  • Venue: Royal Orchid, Domlur, Bangalore

Our speakers and moderators, for three panel discussions on Privacy focused on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and consent, data categorisation and regulation:

  • Beni Chugh, IFMR Finance Foundation
  • Elonnai Hickok, CIS
  • Akash Mahajan, Appsecco
  • Amlan Mohanty, PLR Chambers
  • Kiran Jonnallagadda, HasGeek
  • Shailesh Kumar, Ola
  • Sanjay Jain, iSPIRT Foundation
  • Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society
  • Vinayak Hedge, Independent Consultant
  • Nikhil Pahwa, MediaNama

Note: We’re awaiting confirmation from two other speakers. In case you have any women speakers to recommend related to Internet of Things or Consent and data categorisation, please ping me at nikhil@medianama.com / 98103-10053.

More than 50% of each session is an open-participation session, and we’ve got participants from Appsecco, Brookings Institution, Capillary Technologies, Capitalmind, CIS, ClearTax, Clustr, Cognizant, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Deck, Devopedia, Digital India Foundation, Dunzo.in, E2E, EkStep Foundation, Exotel Techcom, Explara, Founding Fuel, Freshworks, Go-Jek, HasGeek, Headstart Network Foundation, IDIA, IFF, IFMR Finance Foundation & Trust, IIIT-Bangalore (CITAPP), Indian Kanoon, Infosys, Instamojo, InstaSafe, Internet Democracy Project, iSPIRT Foundation, Learnhive Education, Mobmerry, NetApp, NFN Labs, NIAS, NIRA, Nishith Desai Associates, null – The Open Security Community, Ola Cabs, Oneindia, Paybots, Ploud.io, PLR Chambers, Pothi.com, Practo, Prime Venture Partners, Razorpay, Reliance Jio, RevvX, Sequoia Capital, Sonata Software, Synopsys, Telibrahma, The Economic Times, The Takshashila Institution, Trilegal, Udaan, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, VSR Tech Solutions, and more.

Session plan

1230-1330 hrs: Lunch+Registration
1330-1430 hrs: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy
1430-1530 hrs: Internet of Things and Privacy
1530-1545 hrs: Tea
1545-1645 hrs: Consent
1645-1700 hrs: Keynote address
1700hrs: END

Why are we hosting this discussion?

The data protection and privacy bill that the Indian government will put out by the end of the year needs to be one that balances the rights of users and their control over their data, with the need for technology businesses for data to build better services with. Businesses want to improve services, make them more personalised, and allow external development of apps and products to build a wider consumer ecosystem. At the same time, the prevention of predatory practices also needs to be looked into. The government is also moving towards an era of creating public repositories of personal data (credit, health, KYC etc), and making it accessible via a consent framework.

We held a discussion in Delhi on the 6th of September (our coverage here), and as a follow up in Bangalore, we want to understand consent from a technology perspective, look at data categorisation, and lastly, look into

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