DEFCOM India 2008

Date: May 27-28, 2008
Time: Tuesday, May 27, 2008: 08:00-22:00 IST
             Wednesday, May 28, 2008: 09:00-17:00 IST 
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

Event Details  |  Session Details

Event Details
DEFCOM India 2008 will help the Defense forces make the right choice of network technologies. The event will provide insights into network requirements from the users' perspective.


Infosys' CEO and Managing Director S. Gopalakrishnan will chair the inaugural session of DEFCOM India 2008 from 09:30-11:00 IST on May 27, 2008. Minister of State for Defense M M Pallam Raju will be the chief guest.


Session Details

Session 1

Topic: Unified Network Management Solutions for Management of Defence Networks 
Speaker: Jithesh Sathyan, Technical Architect, Product Engineering, Infosys 

Session Description
Standardizing bodies are introducing guidelines for next-generation Unified Network Management Solutions (NMS) that are scalable and can quickly fix network issues, a critical area in a defense environment.

The current legacy NMS solutions in the defense industry are based on years of development and are highly specialized. The industry must adopt a strategy for Unified NMS in such a way that the advantages of Unified NMS and legacy NMS are retained. This session presents a standards-based Unified NMS framework and popular NMS approaches, and discusses the various strategies for adopting the Unified NMS framework.

Speaker Profile

Jithesh Sathyan is responsible for the first U.S. patent for Infosys. He also has two patents filed in the U.S. and three in India. He has written books and papers on telecom networks and management and has published papers in standardizing forums such as the TeleManagement Forum (TMF).

Session 2
Topic: Framework for Defense Information Assurance 
Speaker: Dr. Ashutosh Saxena, Head, Application Security and Privacy group, SETLabs, Infosys 

Session Description
The session is about defining the information protection needs. It will discuss the technology for better protection, utilization of organization resources to protect information and the market for information assurance products and services.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Ashutosh Saxena undertakes research in the areas of authentication technologies, smart cards, and key management and security issues in banking. He has written 'Public Key Infrastructure: Concepts, Design and Deployment' and authored more than 50 research articles. Dr. Saxena was awarded the Post Doctorate BOYSCAST Fellowship in 2001-2002 for research on "Security Framework for E-Commerce" at the Information Security Research Center, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

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