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IET Future Tech Panel

The IET Future Tech panel aims to be an inclusive, neutral and credible platform working towards bringing key industry stakeholders to be one step ahead of the changes happening around us owing to future technologies.

Our mission:

  • To provide the right technology roadmap to the Government, ensuring that policy-making is informed by the most cutting-edge technological insights.
  • To adopt an overarching, long-term view of the tech landscape, anticipating future trends and preparing for them today.
  • To deliver deeper, longer, wider, visible, on-the-ground, more holistic impact, making technology a tangible benefit in the lives of citizens.

Our focus:

The Future Tech Panel will currently concentrate on six pivotal technologies:

  • Data and AI
  • IoT
  • Quantum Computing
  • Digital Twin
  • Cyber Security
  • Intelligent Networks.

These technologies will be the cornerstone of our six areas of impact:

  • Healthy Lives
  • Livelihood
  • Sustainability (Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
  • Society
  • Standards and Regulatory
  • Policy.

Meet our Chairs:

Dr Rishi Bhatnagar
Chair, IET Future Tech Panel

Dileep Mangsuli
Chair, Healthy Lives WG
Executive Director at Siemens Healthineers

Ravi Ramaswamy
Co-chair, Healthy Lives WG
Chief Executive Officer at RV Consultants

Dr Ajith Chandran
Chair, Clean Water and Sanitation WG
Managing Director, Development Interlinks International

Prashant Tripathi
Co-chair, Clean Water and Sanitation WG
Director & Head - IoT Technology at Pentair Water India Pvt Ltd

Dr Sid Kargupta
Chair, Data and AI WG
CDO and Mentor to Tech Org at Tata Digital

Anusha Rammohan
Co-chair, Data and AI WG
Chief Technology and Product Officer, Myelin Foundry

Chethan Seegehalli
Chair, Digital Twin WG
Head Digitalization and Technology Solutions and Solution Engineering at Siemens Advanta

Sunil David
Chair, Intelligent Networks WG
Digital Technology Consultant and Industry Expert

Vikrant Sankhe
Chair, IoT WG
Head - Vertical Market, Oil & Gas SIEMENS

IET Future Tech Congress

Future Tech Congress (FTC) is the annual flagship event organised by the IET Future Tech Panel.

Launched in 2016 as IoT India Congress, it is one of the most important confluences for digital technology stakeholders in the region.

This event brings together cutting-edge expertise from the tech world, stakeholders and leaders from industry as well as key policy-makers to explore and unlock the possibility that future technologies hold for India.

FTC concluded the 5th edition on November 22-23 in Bengaluru which was themed as 'Decoding tomorrow’s Customer Demands. With over 7500 attendees, 40+ speakers and 12 partners, conversations, networking and discussions were truly all about decoding tomorrow.

Highlights of 5 editions:

  • 5500+ Attendees
  • 400+ Speakers
  • 15+ whitepapers
  • 160+ Sessions
  • 250+ start-ups
  • 130+ exhibitors.

Attended by 70% CXOs and Senior Management every year.

The Future Tech Congress 2024 will be held on 2 September 2024.

Explore Future Tech Congress 2024

About the IET Future Tech Panel

The IET constituted a think tank called the IET IoT Panel in 2015 with representation from leaders in the Internet of Things (IoT) space to evangelise IoT and help accelerate its adoption in India. Within 6 years, the panel was able to engage key ministries with the government of India, contribute to policies as well as influence stakeholder action across the ecosystem.

The panel also organised 4 successful editions of IoT India Congress dubbed as the most important event for technology stakeholders in the region, which has had combined attendance from over 5,000 attendees from around the globe.

While all of this is indeed encouraging, we are constantly recalibrating our influence and impact – globally. We believe that IoT is indeed an all pervasive technology and are proud of the role we have played in building awareness and deployment in our region. We also believe that in the coming years (and we can already see evidence) IoT alone will not suffice. AI, Blockchain, ML, VR, robotics are taking centre stage and the use-cases that are coming in are indeed very fascinating.

Therefore, we decided to pivot and scale our focus to technologies beyond Internet of Things. With this in mind, we recast our panel in 2020 to be called as “The IET Future Tech Panel” which we think will help us become more inclusive for those technologies that need development of country-wide roadmaps and ecosystem building. With this, we also hope to be able to reflect the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s global legacy and connects.