IESA Vision Summit 2015; ‘Make in India – Vision to Reality’

~ Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Shri Siddaramaiah and Shri Chandrababu Naidu to grace the occasion ~

Bangalore January 13, 2015 – India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body for the ESDM industry in the country, announced their 10th consecutive annual flagship event, IESA Vision Summit scheduled on February 2nd & 3rdat The Leela Palace, Bangalore. As the country strives to strengthen its domestic manufacturing footprint, IESA Vision Summit 2015 under the theme ‘Make in India – Vision to Reality’ will focus on the domestic design and manufacturing agenda from the ESDM sector perspective. The event is supported by Dept. of Electronics and IT (DeitY) and Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Govt. of India

The two-day event will be presided over by Shri Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, with Shri Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Gustavo de Arístegui, H.E. Ambassador of Spain to India, Shri. R.S. Sharma IAS, Secretary of Dept. of Electronics and IT (DeitY) as Chief Guests and Director General of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Dr. Omkar Rai as Guest of Honor.

Dr. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman, ISRO will deliver the theme address at the conference. The event features a powerful line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders, offering their views on ‘How India can dominate the world of Electronics and semiconductors in the coming decade’

Ashok Chandak, Chairman, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association and Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors said, “The country is undergoing a path breaking shift in its approach towards manufacturing and moving to a new orbit, thanks to the favorable policy environment created by the Union Government and several state governments’ commitments. Building on IESA’s vision of ‘Innovation Led Design, Design Led Manufacturing’; the 10th edition will focus on the strategies which will enable us to realize the ‘Make in India’ vision a reality for ESDM sector, SPEED UP policy implementation and garner large scale investments to contribute to economic development of India.” “The event will see participation of over 40 speakers, 700+ industry and academia participants, government leaders and prominent international business delegations”, he added.

M.N. Vidyashankar, President, IESA said, “There are plenty of opportunities for private players to leverage and Vision Summit will be the platform to network, discuss and debate on putting India on top of the world of electronics design and manufacturing, redefine the agenda and outline the future course of action. We are introducing a speed dating session between VCs and start-ups and hosting a special investment promotion zone. Emerging Opportunities in Smart Cities, enabling Start Up ecosystem and scope & challenges of setting up of Fab’s would also be points of curiosity.” There is high level participation from the Govt. of India and various state governments including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu & Orissa., IT Secretaries of these state governments are some of the prominent government speakers at the event.

Well known Social Activist, Smt. Kiran Bedi will be presenting the prestigious IESA Technovation Awards for excellence in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing across various categories along with Mr. Amarendra Sinha, Special Secretary, MSME and Host state IT Minister Shri. S R Patil. Realizing the potential of India’s ESDM sector, country delegations from UK and Singapore have confirmed their participation while Japan and Taiwan have tentatively confirmed their interest to be a part of the event.

Other prominent speakers include M K Tsai, Chairman, Mediatek Inc., Anil Menon, President, Smart + Connected Communities Cisco Systems Inc, Mr. Ulf Schneider, President – SSIA, Dr. Randhir Thakur, Executive Vice President, Applied Materials Inc., Rabindra Srikantan, MD, ASM Technologies Limited, Krishna Yarlagadda, President, Imagination Inc, Suket Singhal , Vice President, Secure Meters, Dr. Rajat Moona, Director General CDAC, Manish Muthal, Vice President, Marketing, Planning & Architecture, Seagate Technology etc.

For more details on Vision Summit 2015, please visit: http://www.iesaonline.org/vs2015/index.html

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