IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
13-16 December 2021 // Hyderabad, India

Keynote Speakers

Shri Ravindra Pandey

Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer
State Bank of India


Shri Ravindra Pandey, a post graduate in Chemistry, joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1985.

Shri Pandey has held various assignments in the Bank, both India as well as abroad in his career spanning 36 years.

He has extensive knowledge and leadership experience in Digital Transformation, Digital Banking, Payment Solutions, Retail, Corporate and International Banking.

In his current assignment, as the Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer of the Bank, he is leading the entire IT Ecosystem of the Bank including running of the Bank’s Core Banking System, Digital Channels as well as more than 400+ applications. He is further making the Bank future proof by implementing emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, Robotics, Blockchain etc.

Shri Pandey has held the post of DMD (Strategy) & Chief Digital Officer of the Bank and has headed the Bank’s Jaipur Circle in his previous assignments. His international experience includes CEO, SBI Paris (France) operations.

Shri. Ishraq Ali Khan

Executive Director
UCO Bank


Shri Ishraq Ali Khan assumed the charge as Executive Director of UCO Bank on March 10, 2021.

Shri Khan was Chief General Manager & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Union Bank of India. He was also first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in Union Bank of India.

Shri Khan holds a Master Degree in Science, Certified Project Management program professional (PMP), IT and Cyber security certification from IDRBT, Hyderabad. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

As Chief General Manager & CTO, Shri Khan handled the key amalgamation IT integration project of the Union Bank of India and instrumental in bringing new technologies and establishing green datacenter in the Bank. During his 33 years of service at Union Bank of India, he held various positions in Regional Office, Zonal Offices and FGM Offices on various capacities such as Field General Manager and Regional Head. During his banking career, he has mentored many young staff members of the Bank. Shri Khan, an easy to approach Executive is also known for his high team building leadership qualities.

Shri Khan has attended prestigious leadership programme of IIM Bengaluru, curated by the Banks Board Bureau in consultation with IBA and Egon Zehnder International Pvt. Ltd. He has also attended Kellogs School of Management, Chicago and ISB, Hyderabad.


Ms. Pamela Kumar

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India

Topic: Standards driven Research – The catalyst for Ubiquitous Connectivity


We are standing at the cusp of a unique opportunity to catapult India into a new era of socio-economic development powered by technology. 5G and beyond represents the disruptive convergence of technologies with the potential to transform all aspects of our lives. Ubiquitous connectivity provides the backbone for the Digital India which is the central pillar for socio-economic development as articulated in Atma Nirbhar Bharat vision.  Atma Nirbhar Bharat is about unleashing the potential of India to transform itself from being a “late consumer of products and technology” to becoming “a significant global producer of technology and products” . This talk tries to make a case for the catalytic role that “standards driven research” can play in seizing this opportunity to transform India.

The talk will start with building the link between the 5G paradigm shift and the vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. Then we will dwell over India’s unique challenges and opportunities in embracing new and emerging technologies. The case study of how China embraced the “standards driven research” model  to emerge as a giant in technology will be presented. An overview of the global world of standards will be provided. Finally, India’s most recent initiatives and an Indian framework to emerge as a leader in the world of telecom standards development will be used to urge the audience to take the first step to join hands in this journey of transformation.


Pamela Kumar – Director General, Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), is also the Founding Chair & Current President of CCICI and the Bharti Chair Visiting Professor at UIET Panjab University.

An alumnus of PEC Chandigarh, Rutgers University, USA and IIM Bangalore, Pamela brings with her an experience of 35+ years in the  communications, computers and semiconductor industry where she led many nascent projects into breakthrough businesses. Notable among these is the design of the single chip solution for the 2.5G feature phone at Texas Instruments India, which enabled the development of the 1000 Rupee phone leading to the second telecom revolution in India.

Pamela has held various honorary positions – Vice Chair of 3GPP PCG, member of the IEEE-SA Nominations & Appointments Committee, Member at large- IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors, Chair of the IEEE Charles Steinmetz Awards Committee, General Chair of IEEE ANTS Conference & COMSNETS Conference, Coordinator Industry Relations for IEEE Region 10, Chair for IEEE Computer Society Chapter & Vice Chair of IEEE Bangalore section, etc.

She holds 3 Patents granted by USPTO and has 5 patent applications pending in the Networking Accelerators domain. She has been a Keynote/ invited speaker in 90+ Local and Global forums.


Prof. Rajat Moona

IIT Bhilai







Dr. B. K. Murthy

Chief Executive Officer
IIT Bhilai Innovation and Technology Foundation (IBITF)


Shri Amit Mannan

Head – Networks R&D
Samsung R&D India

Title: Towards a Hyper Connected Future


Amidst the pandemic, IT/ITeS industries were able to continue business as usual by operating remotely, on the other hand the manufacturing industries were impacted by the lock downs/restrictions causing distress to the economy. Enterprises and governments should consider mandatorily automating a percentage of business operations to ensure continuity in all adverse scenarios. In this context, 5G commercialization has been timely as it provides the ideal platform for this digital transformation.  Technology enabled solutions can provide the right balance to ensure economic progress and business continuity. Moving on, we have to continue exploring new avenues to enhance the User experience and enable new industries that are built on ubiquitous & high speed digital connectivity. In this talk we explore the importance of communication in the new normal and how moving towards a hyper connected world is inevitable and at the same time beneficial to the progress of human society.


Currently placed as a Senior Director and Head of Networks S/W R&D Team at Samsung R&D, Bangalore, India with 25+ years of overall experience (both in India and overseas) in the area of software development for telecommunication networks. Responsible for leading software development for LTE/5G Access, Core, EMS & Analytics products. Also responsible for business development and Tier 3 support to key global customers.


  • Wireless technologies & products: 2G, 3G, LTE, 5G, Femto, WiFi, Evolved Packet Core, Network Management Systems, Data Analytics & Virtualization solutions
  • Program Management including schedule/budget planning and end-to-end coordination of all engineering activities needed for product delivery across multiple global sites (India, Europe, China, USA & Korea)
  • People Management including performance evaluation, compensation planning, competence development & execution of engineering practices in large development, testing & TAC3 teams
  • Partner management & subcontracting
  • Quality Processes and certifications (CMM/CMMi/Six Sigma)
  • SW development processes (SDLC/AGILE)




Prof. Uday Desai

Emeritus Professor
IIT Hyderabad

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