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Knut Blind
Date of publishing:
27 May 2024

On 27 May 2024, StandICT.eu hosted a Webinar to get insight into India's standardisation strategies and activities in general, followed by a closer look at its activities in electrotechnology and ICT.  We discuss the opportunities and challenges India, and its actors face in international standardisation. Then, we focused on elaborating the implications for the EU before identifying opportunities for collaboration and joining forces for reciprocal benefits and addressing global challenges.


10:00 - Welcome and introduction to the event,
Maria Giuffrida (Trust-IT Services)

10:05 - Intro into standardisation and geopolitics with a focus on technological sovereignty, Knut Blind (Fraunhofer ISI & TU Berlin)

10:15 - ICT Standards - Enabling Digital Transformation in India,
Abhishek Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY); Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Professor of Computer Science and former Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

10:35 - India's Standardisation Strategies and Activities in a Global Context,
Anupam Kaul, Independent strategic adviser on Quality & Standards

10:55 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Cooperation of EU and India in Standardisation,
Dinesh Chand Sharma (Seconded European Standardisation Expert in India) Director – Standardisation & Public Policy

11:20 - India's strategies and activities in ICT standardisation,
Mr. Anupam Agrawal, ICT expert, Member IEC Governance Review and Audit Committee, Tata Consultancy Services

11:40 - Q&A & Discussion

12:00 - Conclusion

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Nathaniel Cueter

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