Telenor India To Participate In The 24th Edition Of Convergence India 2016

Eminent leaders from Telenor India to talk about imperatives for a Digital India and telecom industry’s role as an enabler in the government’s Digital India mission

  • Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor India on how Telenor’s vision of providing affordable internet services to customers is aligned to Digital India

  • Upanga Dutta, CMO, Telenor India to throw light on the ‘Trends in the mobile broadband space’

  • Tanveer Mohammad, COO, Telenor India to share Telenor’s perspective on ‘Innovative solutions for mass market digitization’

  • Avinash Mittal, CIO, Telenor India to underline the importance of ‘Embracing Big Data for Business Growth’ at the CIO Forum

With a keen focus on becoming a digital services provider in India, Telenor India announced its plans to participate Telenorin the 24th Convergence India event to be held at PragatiMaidan from January 20th – 22nd, 2016. As we move towards a digitally connected world, Telenor group’s focus is to empower societies by enabling mobile connectivity for all. In line with this the company is looking at newer services and initiatives to address the changing requirements of the customers and creating value for them.

Speaking on the eve of the event, Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor India said, Convergence India is a great platform for industry leaders to convene and discuss innovative solutions to address changing needs of today’s customers’ as well as deliberate on issues facing the telecom industry. Telecom industry will play a key role in achieving the government’s Digital India vision and that will require collaborative support of all the stakeholders concerned.”

“The focus for Telenor India this year will be to empower masses by providing digital services to address their needs. We have already made significant investments in this direction and will continue to invest in the future also”, he added.

Last year, Telenor India had changed its brand name from Uninorand unveiled its new proposition of ‘fair’ and ‘easy’ to offer more value to its customers. It had also launched an industry first initiative of free life insurance to its customers, which has seen tremendous response. In a short span of three months, the company has already seen 16 million opt-ins.

Among Telenor’s business units, India contributes over 24% of its total customer base. Telenor had launched mobile services here in 2009, and is commercially available in six circles covering 50% of India’s population.

The three day Convergence India conference aims to bring together the best minds in the ICT, telecom media and entertainment ecosystem under one roof to create an interactive platform for the companies to showcase their technical prowess, and tap into new business opportunities. It is also an ideal platform to engage with international business gurus, telecom and broadcasting czars, leaders from IT & Internet, electronics, media, entertainment, communications, broadcast, cable & satellite, fiber, cloud, VAS, etc. verticals from India and beyond. The event will broadly focus on broadband & internet, LTE, Big data & analytics, media & entertainment, manufacturing, cloud, electronics, smart devices & accessories, e-commerce, IoT, smart solutions, IT sourcing, apps for the world, gaming and automation etc.

Enclosed below is the schedule for Telenor India’s leaders:




Discussion points


Inaugural Conference Session “Digital India” 

20th Jan 2016


Will Digital India program transform India?

– Creating an Eco System for Digital India

– What are the Stakeholders roles for Digital Architecture? Challenges & preparations

– What levels of investments are required to attain a desired level of Digital Infrastructure?

– Priorities of the Digital India Dream: e Governance, e Health, e Security & e Education etc.

Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor India

Trends in mobile broadband

20th Jan 2016


– Mobile Devices revolutionising adoption of internet for masses – What lies ahead?

– What will be the impact of 4G/LTE on digital lifestyle?

– How internet can create flexible and transparent new markets?

– Encouraging adoption and innovation of internet services

Mr. Upanga Dutta, CMO, Telenor India

Digital India-Advanced solutions for mass market digitization

20th Jan 2016


– Which sectors need 100% Digitization for rapid growth to achieve Digital India program?

– Is India a constraint economy for Mass digitization?

– New solutions in the pipeline which will enhance viewer experience

– What are new business opportunities being created by Digitization?

– Bundling of services to consumers through STB- where are we heading in Indian market?

Mr. Tanveer Mohammad, COO, Telenor India

“Embracing Big Data for Business Growth”

21st Jan 2016


– Data itself is inanimate and passive until purpose and organization are added. How key is data & insights to your organization?

– Multiple feeds and streams of information come together to create insight into environmental patterns, human health, consumer behavior, product reliability, and socioeconomic trends. Where do you see the next set of Big Data initiatives coming from?

– With the addition of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data grows from “a lot of data” to the ability to better understand customer needs, sentiment, and behavior. Is this relevant to the telecom industry?

– With 80% of data being unstructured and doubling in volume every two years, how are you tackling this?

– With systems that store, manage, analyze, protect, and assist in application development for big data, EMC brings Big Data to life. What are your expectations from vendors like us?

Mr. Avinash Mittal, CIO, Telenor India

CIO Forum: Convergence of Cloud Computing & Big Data: Making big social and human impact

21st Jan 2016


– Convergence of Cloud & Big Data – Complimenting Technologies?

– What does their convergence means to end users?

– What are the ethical, legal & social implications?

Mr. Avinash Mittal, CIO, Telenor India


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