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IoT Working Group Charters


ChairmanRohtash Mal, Chairman and MD, EM3 Agriservices Pvt Ltd

Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Working Group * 

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in IoT- BFSI space and deliver recommendations to Government, Industry and Business.

Mission: A focused approach through the engagement of Banks, NBFCs in Banking and Life and GI companies in Insurance, along with Regulator and Government. (Fintech, Insuretech included)

  • Key opportunities in Private sector Banks & Small Finance Bank space
  • Disruption in General Insurance space
  • New ideas in Life Insurance Product space

Expected Outcomes for 2019

  • White paper on Opportunities in Small Finance Banks space. August 2019
  • Workshop for Life and General Insurance companies on IoT global Trends. September 2019.
  • Live Projects with Banks on at least 1 idea based on white paper: Nov 2019.
  • Report/Survey on Fintech / Insuretech business models: July 2019

ChairmanVineet Patni, Global Advisor, Board Positions, CXO, Insurance, Banking, Digital, Fintech, Education, Global Coporations


Ramani Meenakshisundaram

Founder and Director, Rapido Global Consulting (RGC)

Cybersecurity Working Group 

Objective: Become the rational voice on cyber security debate in India and work on educating stakeholders and create awareness among user communities, disseminate best practices and provide recommendations to the Government of India.
Focus Areas
  • Policy Socialize The IET position paper Fresh Thinking to SAFENET for IoT  This can also be accessed at http://theiet.in/iotpanel. And with GoI bodies like  NCCS ( National Cyber Coordination Centre), DoT, TEC,   SmartCity MoUD, MEITY, Law, Niti Aayog
  • Industry Engagement:
    • SmartCity IoT security assessment for 1 to 3 Smart City and report at IoT Congress event,  
  • Academia: Curriculum planned for 2020 with IITK, IITVaranasi, IIT Patna, Amrita and others around IoT Security skilling 
  • Education on IoT Security for Enterprise users
  • Workshops
  • Use cases and RoI and Biz case building
  • Recommended "Checklists' Best Practices generic
  • by industry
  • India appropriate
  • Public Policy
A Different experimental self-help group approach to IoT Security with shared resources
  • Offensive defence
  • Inputs to GoI

Chairman: Arvind Tiwary, Chair, TiE IoT Forum; Founder, SangEnnovate


Arnab Chattopadhayay

Associate Director, IBM

Syam Madanapalli

Director- IoT, NTT Data Services; Chair-IEEE P1931, Roof Computing working group

Madhukar Khare

Senior Staff Engineer, Pulse Secure

Kishore Kar

Chief Business Officer, Cyber Security Integrators India Pvt Ltd

Vinay Bhagavatula

Senior Manager, Risk Advisory,  Deloitte India

Abhijit Lele

Researcher and Technology Center, Robert Bosch

Pankit Desai

Co-Founder and CEO, Sequretek

Anand Naik

Co-CEO and Founding Director, Sequretek

Anand Handa

Project Executive Officer, C3i Center, IIT, Kanpur

Amit Rao

VP, Strategy and Business Development (APAC), Trusted Objects

Santosh Tuppad

Software Tester and Founder, Test Insane Software Testing Services

Rohit Srivastwa

Founder, ClubHack

Bipin Kumar

Co-Founder, Gaia Smart Cities

Digital Communications Working Group 

Objective: To unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and improve the well-being of the people of India *
Approach: With mainstreaming of IoT, we shall work on various aspects of Digital Communications required to meet the demands from IoT implementations across Industry sectors.
Focus Areas:
  • Business case / ROI derived from successful IoT implementations in India
  • IoT Devices: Supporting IoT solutions & services companies in India to expand globally and support Global companies to enter the Indian market
  • Contribute towards skill development and industry-academia connect
  • Be an advisor to the Government and share recommendations and give feedback to the government policies
  • Create an ecosystem of Digital Communications players-creating a Think tank of industry leaders and driving interaction and collaboration

Chairperson: Monika Gupta, Vice President, Capgemini, Global 5G Engineering Lead


Farhana Haque

Group Director - Devices, Microsoft

Mohan Raju

Chief Marketing Officer, Danlaw Technologies

Juergen Hase

CEO, UNLIMIT, A Reliance Group Company

Sunil David

Regional Director - IoT (India & ASEAN region), AT&T

Sucheta Mahapatra

IoT Head, Bharti Airtel

Tushir Malik

Vice President, Product Strategy - IoT, Reliance Jio Infocom Limited

Ali Hosseini

Chief Executive Officer and Director, SenRa

Energy Working Group 

Objective: Provide thought leadership on the application of IOT technologies in the Energy value chain in India, to enhance EfficiencyReliability Sustainability to help to improve the quality of life of the people.
  • Set up working groups to work on the Industry-specific challenges & opportunities in the energy value chain
  • Brainstorm & advice various stakeholders from the Industry, Academia & Govt about use cases of IoT solutions
  • To support the key stakeholders in the Energy value chain for early adoption of IoT technologies
  • Policy Commentary and Recommendation through White Papers (IoT Standards)                                        
  • Educate Energy Utilities on IoT Applications, Use Cases, Benefits (Challenges) and facilitate for pilot projects.
    • Common industry-specific problem statements seeking solutions from experts from core and adjacency industries
    • Success stories in deploying Energy IoT solutions and associated ROIs
  • Participate in Industry events, academic institutes as speakers/panellist
  • Interact, inspire and handhold start-ups - India for India IoT Solution


ChairmanPrakash Kumar Chandraker, Country Business Unit Head, MV & Systems, Siemens


Prakash Chandraker

Country Business Unit Head, Distribution System and Future Grid, Siemens Ltd

Kunjan Gandhi

Senior Product Manager, IoT SEDEMAC, Mechatronics

Nilesh Suryavanshi

Principal Solution Architect - IoT, Siemens

Anil Kadam

General Manager, Schneider Electric

Vikrant Sankhe

Vertical Market Leader - Oil & Gas, Siemens

Thilak Ramanna

Territory Sales Director, (India and ANZ) The Qt Company

Nilay Mehrotra

Chief Business Officer, Minerarc

Dr. Kumudhini Ravindra

Principal - Strategic Innovation and Research, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited

Dr Kushant Uppal

Founder and MD, Intelizon

Gan’G’a rejuvenation

Chairman: Prof Dr Pradeep Srivastava, Professor IIT, (BHU) Varanasi


Vivek Mehrotra

Global Director, Digital Architecture, Smiths Detection

Rajesh Mathur

Advisor, Esri India technologies Ltd

Vivek Singh

CEO, Innovant; Director, Saraswati Seva Foundation

Healthcare Working Group 

Objective:  To be a platform to evangelise the benefits of IoT in enabling resolution of varied healthcare challenges ad to be a neutral base for holistic, multidisciplinary ideation.
Focus areas
  • Mother & Childcare: Maternal and Infant Mortality Rate (first year)
  • Non Communicable diseases: Hypertension, Cardiac Care
  • Play a significant role in decentralizing healthcare with a focus around Cost, Quality and Access
  • Provide Advisory to Government in terms of scope, role and deployment of IoT from a perspective of affordable access to healthcare at a Primary and Community level (with demonstrated proof-points)
  • Whitepapers on focus areas
  • Speaking at events relevant to the WG’s focus
  • Undertake pilot projects
  • Inputs to MoHFW’s policies and programmes
  • Healthcare pavilion in the Oct ’18 IoT Congress – theme “IoT Enabling Primary Health Centre of the future”
  • Engaging start-ups in this space and mentor them 

Chairman: Ravi Ramaswamy, Senior Director & Head, Health Systems, Philips Innovation Campus

Advisory members:

Dileep Mangsuli

CTO, India, Wipro GE Healthcare

Neeraj Jain

Country Head, Director, India, PATH

Ratan Chaudhary

Business Head, Paise Bazaar

Dr Ranjan Shetty

Consultant Cardiologist, Manipal Hospital

Dr Uday Patil

Lead Consultant and Group Head of Radiology, Aster D M Healthcare

Dr Rajakumar Deshpande

Director, Brain and Spine Care, Fortis Hospitals

Working group members:

Dr Sudhakar Varanasi

Healthcare Consultant

Ajit Ashok Shenvi

Director, Big Data and Analytics, Philips Innovation Campus

Pramod Varma

Chief Architect Aadhaar, Architect India Stack, CTO EkStep

Ashvanni Srivastava

Founder and Managing Partner, Synergie Group

Ajay Seth

Sr Director and R&D Lead for new initiatives and emerging Business, Philips Innovation Campus

Dr Vikram Venkateswaran

Director, Digital Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Mohan Kumar Rajagopal

Country Head (India), Wearable Technologies

Atul Kurani

Head IoT Practice and Medical Business (APAC and North Americas), Vice President, Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Services (DEMS), Capgemini India

Manufacturing Working Group 

Objective: Provide thought leadership in the effective deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies at scale in both discrete and process manufacturing industries in India
Approach: A “Meeting of Minds” to build awareness of Industry 4.0 adoption, and to share and exchange innovative ideas, learnings and best practices through Special Interest Groups on key I4.0 technologies: (a few suggested technology)
  • IoT Endpoints & Connectivity
  • Edge & Cloud Computing
  • IoT End-to-End Security
  • Data Analytics and AI/ML
  • Logistics and Supply-Chain Optimization
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Blockchain
  • Whitepapers from SIGs based on the exchange of ideas/thoughts and recommendations
  • Case Studies:
    • Common industry-specific problem statements seeking solutions from experts from core and adjacency industries
    • Success stories from both large and small enterprises in deploying I4.0 solutions and associated ROIs
  • Engaging with start-ups in Industrial IoT space and mentor them
  • Facilitate the development of relevant digital skills through programs by industry-academia interfaces (including MOOC as an additional medium of skill development) 

Chairman: Dr Purnendu Sinha, Technology Leader IoT and Analytics, Group Technology & Innovation Office, Tata Group

Co-chair: Lux Rao, Director and Leader, Digital Transformation Solutions, Dimension Data


V. Ranganathan Iyer

CIO, JBM Group

Samip Mutha

Vice President and Head – Digital and Innovation, RPG Enterprise

Lokesh Payik

Chief - Digital Enterprise, Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, RBEI/EDE

Chethan Seegehalli

Assistant Vice President and Head - IoT Solutions and Engineering, Siemens Technology

Pradeep Sreedharan

Senior Vice President - IoT Business, Reliance Group

Ashustosh Verma

Commisioned Office, Corp Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Indian Army

Kishan Daas

Director, Digital Transformation, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited

Sanjeev Gupta

Vice President- Digital Engineering and Manufacturing services, Capgemini


Chairman: Om Perkash Khanduja, Business Head, CEO, DSC

Skill Development Working Group 

Objective: Serve as the unified platform that supports the skills needs of Academia and the larger industry segment. Work with the Government – for possible changes in their skill-building policies as well as support in their skill-building initiatives in organisations.
  • Academia - Curriculum review, course accreditations
  • Corporate: Skill development consultations, training for solution development and service skills, workshops
  • Government: Inputs to policies and regulations 

Chairman: Vijay Kumar, Ex- Senior VP, Tech Mahindra


Dr Shivoo Koteshwar

Group Director, DG Digital Implementation Site - Leader and R&D Head, Synopysys Inc

Ashish Bedekar

Founder - Bodhi Tree Ecosystem; Business Development Services and CPO, Piconets

Dr Lovi Raj Gupta

Executive Dean, Lovely Professional University

Pravin Ahuja

Delivery Head, Data and Analytics, NIIT Technologies Ltd

Ganesh Shankar

Founder and CEO, FluxGen Engineering Technologies

Jagatheeswaran Senthilvelan

Head Innovation and Technology, FluxGen Engineeing Technologies

Krishna Kumar

Co-Founder and CEO, GreenPepper

Joy Rajan Cheruvathoor

Business Head and Co-Founder, GenRev Enterprise

Smart Cities Working Group

Objective: Working to engineer a Smart Living infrastructure in India through:
  • Inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians on smart living
  • Inform the wider engineering community on smart living
  • Influence government and policymakers to provide better living conditions in India
  • Inspire society, by demonstrating the relevance, values & exciting possibilities of smart living
  • Gain the trust of government and industry on collective opinions & suggestions of IET smart living group
  • Industry - Educate & Empower Smart Living Industry stakeholders to enable smart living
  • Start-ups- Mentor, guide and provide engineering support & funding support for Smart Living Start-Ups
  • Solutions-Connect Smart Living Solution Seekers And Solution Providers
  • Academia - Advocate Engineering Excellence in Smart Living
  • Government - Prepare India for Smart Living by removing policy and regulatory roadblocks
Challenges that the working group is focused on are:
  • Improving the health and comfort of people with smart living through Thermal, visual and acoustic comfort
  • Overcoming Privacy & Security challenges with smart living (connected homes, public places pose serious privacy and security threats)
  • Utilize resources optimally with smart living: (power, water others) and save environment and costs
Delivery: Recommendations to government and industry players, speaking at leading events, release opinion pieces and position papers, produce joint survey reports, mentor start-ups.

Chairman: VSR, Chairman & Managing Director, Chief Digital Consultant- BT & BT


Dhaval Doshi

Founder and Director, Smarthome NX

Vivek Gupta

Mentor, Angel Investor and Partner, Mentoring Advisors LLP

Rajesh Bhatia

Chief Technology Officer, Genpact

Rakhee Chachra

Strategic Business leader - IT and Telecom industry

Ganesh Shankar

Founder and CEO, FluxGen Engineering Technologies

Social Impact Working Group

Objective: To create a platform that brings together multiple stakeholders to build a robust framework and road-map of IoT driven social impact solutions that can be easily adaptable across stakeholders


  • Build a framework of principles and guidelines that gives direction to entrepreneurs, start-ups & established players for looking at social impact
  • Create rules for social impact analysis based on Sustainable Development Goals for organisations to self-assess
  • Create awareness and facilitate knowledge-sharing of the applicability of IoT in creating social impact
  • Bring experts in the IoT domain on a common platform for guidance and mentorship
  • Partner with new and existing players working in this space to support and drive social impact solutions
  • Build brand equity for doing social good using IoT
  • Create a reference paper articulating the role of IoT in social impact
  • Connect people, platforms and technical institutions to think and implement social impact solutions
  • Support initiatives with special focus on issues like clean air, water etc.


  • Toolbox of re-usable IoT components that companies and start-ups can use to merge social impact into their business
  • SDG based measurement & governance matrix for social impact analysis
  • Content, platforms and training modules that will help understand and drive awareness on IoT application for social impact
  • Repository of case studies that showcase the possibilities of IoT in social impact
  • White paper: powering positive social impact with IoT, Indian IoT champions - social change entrepreneurs
  • A panel of experts with easy access in IoT-driven social impact domain 
  • Presence of social impact as part of the charter of every vertical and working group in the IET IoT ecosystem
  • IoT-driven social impact conversations in industry forums irrespective of the genre and the sector
  • Awards, recognition, recommendation and incentives for individuals as well as corporates, institutions making a positive social impact with positive results implementing IoT
  • A social impact incubator that will be a support service to explore and adopt social impact solutions
  • A support system for social enterprises in IoT to pitch for funding
  • A platform and network of Corporate CSR initiatives where IoT-driven social impact solutions are incorporated

ChairpersonDigvijay Choudhari, CEO and MD, Sobus Insight Forum


Anoop R Nair

Technology Director, Innovation, Softvision

Dipti Agrawal

Consultant, Media and Communications

Arpita Pal Agrawal


M S Rangaraj

Chief Digital Officer, FlamencoTech

Standards, Regulatory & Legal Working Group 

Objective: Identify Standards, Policy, legal & regulatory impact factors that operate as both inhibitors to and facilitators of growth in the IoT ecosystem in India.
Approach: To bring in the representation of all regulatory, standards organisations on one single platform and facilitate discussions
  • White paper on Standards, Legal and Security
  • Participation in industry events, academic institutes as speakers/panellists to spread the work of IET Panel and this WG
  • Policy commentary and recommendations
  • Mentoring/guidance for start-ups

Chairman: Dinesh Chand Sharma, Director, Standards Public Policy, EU Project SESEI


Shreyas Jayasimha

Advocate, Aarna Law

Sheahan Verghese

Founder, TLA

Pamela Kumar

Director General, Telecom STDs Development Society of India

Bindoo Srivastava

General Manager, MARCOM and International Relations, TSDSI

Reena Garg

Scientist F & Head (Electronics & IT Dept), Bureau of Indian Standards

Jitender Kumar

Scientist D, Jt Director, Bureau of Indian Standards

Dr Lovneesh Chanana

Vice President, Digital Government (Asia pacific and Japan), SAP

Gaurav Sareen

Country Director, SIGFOX