Meet and Exhibit : Ensuring Technology accessibility, affordability and value.


Digital Sustainable Development Leadership Summit & Digital Bharat Exhibition 2018 Co-Located with 53rd National Convention of CSI

The Digital Sustainable Development Summit calls to action policy makers and industry leaders from around the nation and world to define modernization roadmaps across key sectors in light of the sustainable development goals set for today’s digital society and global economy.

The Sustainable Development Leadership Summit is a unique opportunity to reach a global audience of sustainability influencers and showcase your commitment to our shared vision. Join us as we let the world know that business leaders are taking action for a more sustainable and Digital future and inspiring many others to act.

The Digital Bharat Exhibition aims to bring together stakeholders including academia, industry, government, to showcase digital connectivity enhancements and make governance Systems. The Exhibition will showcase the developments being made over the nation in different sectors after the launch of the Dingital India Mission by Government of India led by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Bhai Modi.

Topics to be debated on and show cased in form of Models and Reports

  • New Frontiers of Digitization (Big Data; artificial intelligence; predictive models; automatic processing, trading and control; ubiquitous connectivity)
  • Digital Identity of the Consumer (Profiling audiences and users; social media; consumerization; universal customisation; analytical tools; new business models)
  • Next Generation Mobile Applications (online security and authentication, mServices, mCommerce, advanced contactless solutions, developments in near field communications)
  • Banking and Transactions (cashless society, finance transparency, secure identification in payments, mobile money, trust models, innovative auto ID programs for payments and entitlement)
  • Government Planning (Population statistics; National registration and databases, government-issued IDs; secure identity authentication; cross-border migration)
  • Citizen-centric Services (digital inclusion and secure credentialing for eGovernment, healthcare, education, labor social relief and financial inclusion programs; postal services)
  • Border Control and Transportation Security (facilitating trade and travel, global migration, hub security, eGates, passenger control, baggage screening, immigration/visitor monitoring, shipping and cargo security)
  • Urban Security and Efficiency (smart buildings, industrial and corporate security, stadium and infrastructure security, monitoring and controlling public areas, video surveillance, urban mobility, ticketing and fare collection)
  • IoT and Asset Tracking (unique identification and traceability, object-to-object communications, industrial automation, smart supply chains, inventory management, maintenance, real-time location systems)
  • Product Security and Anti-Counterfeiting (transparency and accountability, fighting illicit trade, endeavors to protect authenticity from secure documents to pharmaceuticals and luxury goods, securing ID documents)
  • Advanced Technologies (cards, biometrics, data collection, RFID, RTLS, NFC)
  • Hot Vertical Markets (energy & resources; travel & transport, healthcare & pharma, banking & finance, postal & supply chains, retail & distribution)
  • Sustainable Development Roadmaps (Public and private sector initiatives; Strengthening regulations; Design for sustainability; The ROI of sustainable development)

More than 20+ Speakers

5 Theme Sessions

250+ participants


Join us and you will
  • Network with leaders from business, finance and government
  • Make connections with those at the forefront of the sustainability effort
  • Join the global effort to create an inclusive and environmentally sustainable marketplace
  • Shape the evolving dialogue on sustainability and share ideas


  • Policy makers, regulators & nodal agencies
  • Cyber Security Companies/PSUs/BPO/ITes
  • Telecom service providers
  • Media and Entertainment companies
  • Content providers
  • Digital and Internet Service providers
  • Passive and Active Infrastructure players being the backbone of the industry
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Energy Consultants
  • Operation & maintenance engineers
  • Technology suppliers & users


  • R & D institutions
  • Banks & financial institutions
  • IT Security Professionals
  • Police & Paramilitary Forces
  • Central/State Government Officials
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • e-Commerce & Online Trade Companies
  • Hospitals/IT Software Companies
  • Consultants & Experts/Railways/Educational Institutes/Stock Exchanges & Broking
  • Firms/Surveillance Software

Overview of Sustainable Development World Wide

Were the MDGs achieved?

The UN's Millennium Development Goals Report asserts that “The global mobilization behind the Millennium Development Goals has produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history” noting that the MDGs “helped to lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, to make inroads against hunger, to enable more girls to attend school than ever before and to protect our planet.”

But the MDGs have been criticized for being too narrow in focus. Although significant progress was made over the 15 year period the benefits were often confined to specific regions and social groups. A 2015 UN assessment of the MDGs noted: “The assessment of progress towards the MDGs has repeatedly shown that the poorest and those disadvantaged because of gender, age, disability or ethnicity are often bypassed.”

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UN has responded to such criticisms in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. These SDGs, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, build on the MDGs by addressing a wider range of issues, from gender inequality to climate change, with the unifying thread of a commitment to ending poverty.

The SDGs benefitted from an inclusive consultation process. The My World survey gathered data from seven million people focusing on youth and developing countries, asking them to select six out of 16 priorities for a better life. The priorities returned by the survey are shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Extract from the My World survey results.

This exercise recognised that the MDGs failed certain people and countries. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development deliberately sets out to “reach the furthest behind first” and concludes with a pledge that “no one will be left behind”.

This Exercise Recognised That The MDGs Failed Certain People And Countries. The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development Deliberately Sets Out To “Reach The Furthest Behind First” And Concludes With A Pledge That “No One Will Be Left Behind”.

Sustainable Development Goals

The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people. The 193 countries that agreed to the 17 SDGs in September 2015 have signed up to a set of development goals more bold and ambitious than anything that has come before them (Figure 3).

Figure 3: Sustainable Development Goals

  • No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  • Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  • Good Health and Well-being – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  • Affordable and Clean Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all.
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  • Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries.
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  • Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • Life Below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  • Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  • Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
    The SDGs and their associated targets are clearly unobtainable without major transformations of business models, the global economy and societies. The hope is that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) will provide the necessary innovation to drive such transformations.

Overview of Digital India

The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

The journey of e-Governance initiatives in India took a broader dimension in mid 90s for wider sectoral applications with emphasis on citizen-centric services. Later on, many States/UTs started various e-Governance projects. Though these e-Governance projects were citizen-centric, they could make lesser than the desired impact. Government of India launched National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in 2006. 31 Mission Mode Projects covering various domains were initiated. Despite the successful implementation of many e-Governance projects across the country, e-Governance as a whole has not been able to make the desired impact and fulfil all its objectives.

It has been felt that a lot more thrust is required to ensure e-Governance in the country promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices and job opportunities. Moreover, electronic manufacturing in the country needs to be strengthened.

In order to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the Government of India has launched the Digital India programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.