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Webinar – NFV Tutorial on VNF Package specification


This Webinar will provide a high level overview of ETSI activities on the development of REST APIs for NFV Management and Orchestration, followed by a tutorial on the VNF Package specification that has reached WG Approval milestone.

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1st F-Interop 6TiSCH Interoperability Event

From 14-15 July 2017 at PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

ETSI, together with LIST, organizes the first F-Interop 6TiSCH Interoperability event, in the framework of the SORT project, funded by the H2020 F-Interop open call. The event will use the the F-Interop platform for the testing, with technical support from Inria and OpenMote.

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Annexes ZA/ZZ to CEN/CENELEC harmonized Standards

On 8 September 2017

Since the introduction of the EC ‘Vademecum on Standardisation’ in the frame of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012, the ‘informative Annex ZA/ZZ’ has become a hot topic. Building on the experience gained in different sectors this Webinar will give a state of play on the different ways to successfully identify the link between the Essential Requirements in legislation and the clauses of a standard: accepted templates, right granularity, link to risk assessment, etc.

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ETSI / IQC Quantum Safe Workshop

From 13-15 SEPTEMBER 2017

As we increasingly rely on cyber technologies, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The cybersecurity tools at the centre of protecting our business functions and information assets from cyber threats rely on cryptographic tools and standards that will be broken by emerging quantum technologies.

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New regulations on medical devices and related standards: ensuring a successful transition

On 21 September 2017 at Brussels – CEN-CENELEC Management Centre

Contribute to an intensive one day event with keynotes and panel discussions bringing around the table all relevant stakeholders whose role and cooperation will be crucial for ensuring a successful transition under the new Regulations.

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ETSI TC TCCE, in partnership with the TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and with the support of the European Commission, is pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st MCPTT Plugtests™ event taking place from 19 to 23 June 2017 in the ETSI premises, in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

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13th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting

From 20-22 june 2017 at Edinburgh

Standards Matter – an innovative, exciting day of debates, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions
around major themes:

  • How can standards equip innovators in the digital economy?>/li>
  • How will standards empower smart citizens and support a sustainable society?
  • How will the creation of standards evolve to meet future challenges?
  • How can standards further support global economic growth?

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The ETSI Seminar


The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

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oneM2M Interop 4

From 16-19 MAY 2017 at TAIPEI, TAIWAN

TTA and ETSI, 2 of the founding Partners of oneM2M Partnership Project, and the Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan, are pleased to organize the 4th oneM2M Interop event taking place from 16 to 19 May 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Editing and procedures at the Enquiry and Formal Vote stages

On 19 May 2017

In this webinar, we will guide you step by step through all the procedures related to the Enquiry and Formal Vote stages.

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Workshop “Making Smart Cities Sustainable”

From 7-8 JUNE 2017 at BORDEAUX, FRANCE

In cooperation with the European Commission and Eurocities, ETSI is pleased to announce the ETSI workshop “Making Smart Cities Sustainable” from large scale pilots to real-life deployment”, taking place on 7-8 June 2017, hosted by Bordeaux Metropole and the City of Bordeaux in the premises of the Hotel de Bordeaux Metropole.

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From 8-9 JUNE 2017 in New Delhi, India

The project is pleased to invite you to participate in a oneM2M Developers Event at C-DOT Campus on 8 and 9 June 2017 in New Delhi, India. The event is co-organized by ETSI, TSDSI, and C-DOT. ETSI and TSDSI, both oneM2M partner type 1, collaborate more and more extensively on a series of standardization subjects and especially in the domain of M2M/IoT. This collaboration is facilitated by the SESEI project and the EU-India cooperation project on ICT-related standardisation (EU financed).

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Standardization contribution to EU trade policies – Coordination and synergies

On 9 June 2017

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Security Week 2017

From 12-16 JUNE 2017

This year’s event will address key cybersecurity standardization challenges in the short, medium and longer term. The event will look at the different aspects of cybersecurity underpinning our digital world.

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Drafting a Standard

on 28 April 2017

In this webinar, we will cover the main aspects of how to draft a Standard, including, amongst others, how to use the template, what structure your deliverable may follow, when it is recommended to insert drawings or tables.

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CEN-CENELEC Processes & Procedures – From NWI to PUB

On 10 May 2017

This Webinar will present the several steps in the development of a European deliverable, from its registration as New Work Item until its publication.

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Workshop on Multimedia Quality in Virtual, Augmented or other Realities

From 10 – 11 MAY 2017

The workshop aims at covering all aspects of multimedia quality in different environments. We would like to cover the latest developments in this area especially under QoS and QoE aspects. ETSI is interested in fruitful discussion between researchers, implementers, operators, users and standardization bodies.

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Smart Cities India Awards 2017

On 12 May, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Smart Cities India Awards is an annual event designed to felicitate, recognize and encourage individuals, policy makers, companies, government bodies and associations working behind the successful execution of the mammoth dream of developing 100 smart cities and rejuvenation of 500 cities in India. The award recognizes pioneering projects that aim to make cities more liveable, sustainable and economically viable by honouring best practices and models in the smart cities concept. The objective is to foster the development of future cities enhancing quality of life, innovation, competitiveness and efficient management.

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StandarDays in 2017

on 20 and 21 April in Brussels

Newcomers will discover the world of European standardization and all participants will understand how standardization works. During StandarDays, you’ll receive a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System and of our (CEN and CENELEC) products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.

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Webinar – Radio Equipment Directive: How do ETSI’s Harmonised Standards assist?

On 27 APRIL 2017

Since 13 June 2016, European Union Member States applied new rules for placing radio equipment on the European market and putting them into service.

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ETSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure

On 6 APRIL 2017

Our industry is buzzing with excitement about 5G. We have read the requirements, both high-level and more detailed. We have pored over the numerous white papers. Standardization plans have been carefully set and work is already progressing.

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From research projects to standardization deliverables

On 10 April 2017

This Webinar will give an overview of the different standardization activities European research projects can undertake and explain how research results can feed the work programmes of Technical Committees or lead to the establishment of a Workshop Agreement.

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Cinema Mezzanine Plugfest 3


The adoption of the Digital Cinema projection has opened new opportunities for the distribution of films. The digitization of commercial film collections and film heritage is developing rapidly.

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NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtests #2


ETSI in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) is organizing the second emergency communications interoperability Plugtests™ event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL.

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India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017

From 07 – 10 March 2017 at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi, India

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is pleased to announce India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017 scheduled from 8 – 10 March, 2017 at Manekshaw Center,Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, India. Third edition of ISGW is planned as a Conference cum Exhibition that will bring together India’s leading Electricity Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Grid Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart grid area

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Energy storage in the Energy Union: The standards we need

On 8 March 2017

Energy security and sustainability are key priorities in the process of transforming the energy systems across the EU. There is a need for flexibility and adaptability and new energy market designs reflecting the contribution of strengthened interconnections, of smarter energy grids, demand management and energy storage.

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Latest changes in Internal Regulations Parts 2 & 3

On 10 March 2017

The Internal Regulations lay down the official rules of the Standardization systems of CEN and CENELEC. Part 2 covers the common rules for Standards Work and Part 3 gives the principles and rules for the structure and drafting of CEN-CENELEC documents. In this Webinar we will go through the changes brought about by the new 2017 editions of these two Internal Regulations.

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Intellectual Property (IP) and standardization in Horizon 2020

On 14 March 2017

European IPR Helpdesk and CEN-CENELEC warmly invite you to join our networking event “IP and Coffee”.

This webinar aims to give you a basic understanding of:

  • how to properly deal with Intellectual Property (IP) issues and learn about common pitfalls and IP challenges in Horizon 2020
  • European standardization and how standardization can be addressed successfully in Horizon 2020 project proposals

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Stakeholder workshop on functional safety & cybersecurity

On 16 March 2017

Ensuring the safety and security of equipment, systems and data is now a vital challenge for all industry sectors because of digitization.

European industry stakeholders are facing real issues to safeguard the integrity and functional safety of their activities, including:

  • proliferation of different national market conditions;
  • bewildering choice of competitive cyber solutions;
  • selecting optimum standardization solutions for their specific needs, including international options.

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Document exchange & collaboration between TCs & CCMC

On 24 March 2017

In this webinar, we will explore the role of the CCMC Editor in Standards development. In particular we will cover the ways the Editors collaborate with Technical Bodies throughout the editing process. We look forward to hearing your feedback and welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our working relationships.

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From 23 JAN – 03 FEB 2017 at LEGANES (MADRID),SPAIN

ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability will be organizing its first NFV PlugtestsTM event on 23 January to 3 February 2017,hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain.

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ITS Cooperative Mobility Services Event 6

From 06-10 FEBRUARY 2017 at MILPITAS, USA

ETSI, in partnership with ERTICO, are pleased to invite you to the Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtests™ event which will take place from 6th to 10th February 2017. This event will be hosted by Open Lab Alliance at the CETECOM Test Lab, Milpitas, US.

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Unleash the full potential of European Standards for the 21st century

On 7 February 2017 at Brussels, European Parliament, Member Salon

This event offers a unique opportunity for an open discussion on some key challenges for European Standardization included in the European Commission Communication like the need for a single coherent approach towards standardization from European Institutions in support of global competitiveness of European industry, including SMEs, and protection and welfare of citizens.

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IoT India Expo 2017

From 8 – 10 FEBRUARY 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize, transform & create business opportunities for industries to become connected to an extent that has never been possible before. The Internet of Things is creating a new world, a quantifiable and measureable world, where people and businesses can manage their assets in better informed ways.

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Standardization for Services

On 9 December 2016

Understand the added value of service standardization and discover CEN Guide 15 on Service Standardization and how it can be used to help you define new projects and develop standards in the area of services.

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Smart Metering in Europe: standardization, exchange of experiences in roll-outs and the way forward

On 7 December 2016 at Brussels – CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

To achieve the ambitions regarding environment (CO2), energy efficiency and renewables, European Member States need to consolidate efforts to drive transformation of Europe’s utility networks to become smarter and efficient. Utility companies across Europe face the prospect of meeting the EU’s goal of replacing at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020 wherever it is cost-effective to do so.

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The ETSI Seminar


The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization,structure,ways of working and related subjects.

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53 Shades of RE-D: Six months to go


Following on from the workshop 53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market on 4 November 2015,ETSI,RED CA and ADCO RED are pleased to announce the workshop “53 shades of RE-D: 6 months to go. How to place compliant radio equipment on the European market”.

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“Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives”

On Friday,25th November 2016 at Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Programme: programme is available (pdf format)

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CEN and CENELEC are taking the opportunity of the presence of both experts in Europe to organize a one-day workshop on “Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives” Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI), can cater to your needs and boost your business in India? Some European stakeholders have already taken advantage from their support and benefited from their knowledge and network.


The development and deployment of Smart Grids in India are carried out through India Smart Grid Task Force (ISGTF) and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), which has been under the aegis of the Ministry of Power (MoP) for the past three years. Already 14 Smart Grid Pilots are rolled out in Indian states. A National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) is also put in place with a target of 6-7 million Electric Vehicles. India has a dedicated ministry for New and Renewable Energy, which has put the Ambitious target of adding 175 GW of renewable generation capacity and 60 GW of wind power in it by 2022, launching the Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme. With all of this Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is also catching up on standardization work in the area of Smart Energy. BIS has already released AC direct connected watt-hour smart meter, data exchange protocol of smart meter and currently working on formulating standards for Panel Meter, transformer-operated smart meter, power system cyber security etc. During the workshop, Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA will share insights into the Indian Policy and Standardization landscapes around Smart Energy covering Grid Modernization efforts by the Government of India, Smart Grid Pilots, the role of renewables and the status of standards around LVDC, Smart Grid and Smart Metering.

Objectives of the workshop
receive first-hand intelligence about the latest standardization developments in the field of Smart Grids and Smart Metering in India
benchmark these developments with European activities in these domains, in the presence of prominent experts from the CEN and CENELEC networks
express your potential needs and concerns regarding smart grids and smart metering standardization in India, to trigger future actions in the context of the SESEI projects
ask any question you may have to Mr Dinesh Chand SHARMA (SESEI), and get precious insights into the articulation between standards and market access in India

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ETSI Security Week

The 2016 ETSI Security Week will take place in Sophia Antipolis, France on 13-17 June 2016.

Now in its second year, the ETSI security week will consist of an IoT Security Workshop running from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 June 2016 followed by theETSI Technical Committee CYBER plenary meeting taking place from 15 to 17 June 2016 and the hosted AIOTI Workshop on 16 June.

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The ETSI Seminar

From 20-21 June 2016 at SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

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How European standardization experts in China and India support European industry

At Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre on 24 June 2016

Programme: draft programme is now available (pdf format)

Find out how the seconded European standardization experts in China and India (SESEC and SESEI) support European industries. The seconded European standardization experts: Mrs Betty XU, in China (SESEC) and Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI) will offer you privileged insights into the current Chinese and Indian policy and standardization landscapes. Through concrete case studies, where they have played a key role, you will learn how they support European industries and stakeholders’ interests in China and India and understand the value they offer. The workshop will also provide a platform for feedback and guidance on future orientation of these projects.

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Standards for digital transformation – New challenges for a new environment

At The Hotel – Brussels, Belgium, on 29 June 2016

Where: Download the programme (pdf format), Register online

Digital is set to revolutionize the world. Industries and enterprises have always adapted to changes in the market. But digital transformation presents a new set of challenges that require novel approaches to integrate new technologies including internet of things, cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data. Engage and learn how senior level executives are making the digital shift in the energymanufacturing and transport sectors.

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Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016

From 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy.

The Small Cell Forum, in partnership with ETSI, is organizing the Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016 from 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy. The 4th Small Cell LTE Plugfest will offer on-site and remote test sessions where vendors will be able to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of 3GPP and other base specifications.

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ITS Cooperative Mobility Services Event 4: (Helmond, Netherlands, 17-27 March 2015)

In the continuous effort to support rapid ITS deployment and to validate the ETSI ITS Release 1 standards, a fourth Plugtest will be organized in March 2015 focusing on Co-operative Mobile Systems standards from ETSI, CEN and ISO and to test the interoperability of ITS equipment from all key vendors.

Smart Cities – Role of Standards (Webinar): (17th March 2015)

Key speakers:

  • Mr. Dinesh Chand Sharma (Director – Standardization, Policy and Regulation, Project SESEI on European Standards)
  • Ms. Anya Margaret Ogorkiewicz (Managing Director, The Keryx Group; Polish Permanent Representative to the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Smart City Standardisation Coordination Group (SSCC-CG))

India’s focus on Smart cities can be regarded as one of the most ambitious plans that Prime Minister Modi has proposed for revolutionising growth. As part of this initiative, the Indian Government will be developing 100 Smart Cities in the vicinity of existing/new major cities and getting them up to a new level of development.

Hence, it would be interesting to understand how different components within urban context such as green & sustainable buildings, electricity, urban transport, waste and water services, security, surveillance, network & communication technologies, work in tandem. This webinar shall help in understanding the importance of standards including other aspects of a smart city.

The webinar will broadly cover:

  • Smart City Building Blocks and how standards can help planning and operating a smart city.
  • Benefits of standards, including Architecture and International Standards work on Smart Cities and more.

The webinar would be of particular interest to stakeholders working/involved in the “Smart City” realm such as Planners & Developers, Governments, Investors, Industry Suppliers, Associations, and Utility Providers etc.

DG CONNECT & ETSI Workshop on Smart Appliances #3: (Brussels, 10 February 2015)

In the future, domestic or industrial energy using and producing products, also called appliances, will not be stand-alone systems anymore. They will be highly intelligent, networked and smart devices, which form complete energy consuming, producing, and managing systems. One of the requirements for making such systems commercially successful and widely adopted, is that they can be extended over time according to the needs and budget of the user. Such systems will therefore consist of devices from different vendors added at different points in time, with open interfaces enabling further extension. These systems will also need to be able to communicate with service platforms from different energy service providers. ETSI’s proposed standard will take account of these requirements and will ensure interoperability through the integration with ETSI’s M2M architecture.

In coordination with this initiative, the European Commission has launched a “Study on the available semantics assets for the interoperability of Smart Appliances; Mapping into a common ontology as a M2M application layer semantics” (SMART 2013/0077), which will provide input to the ETSI work. TNO is performing this study.

This event will provide an update on the Smart 2013/0077 study and will be a place holder for discussion on Ontology, M2M mapping and certification.

EBG National Event and Release of Position Paper: (26th September 2014 , New Delhi)

The India chapter of Europe Business Group released its Position Paper for the year 2014 and hosted its national event on 26th September 2014. The event was attended by the members of EBG, commercial counsellor of the Embassies of EU Countries, dignitaries from the EU Delegation to India. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Amitabh Kant, IAS, Secretary Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the opening remarks were given by Ambassador EU delegation in India H.E.Dr. João Cravinho.

Ambassador EU delegation in India, highlighted trade volumes, FTA and other open concerns EU Industry and administration is facing as listed in the position paper. He highlighted the close relationship Indian and EU enjoy since last 10 Years. Position paper was launched by Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce who applauded the relationship between EU and INDIA. Suggested EBG to visit his office with delegation and a meeting will be arranged with respective Ministry to discuss all the concern listed down in this position paper and way forward will be decided to resolve them. SESEI had contributed an update to section on Telecom Standards as part of this position paper.

“The Next Leap: Internet of Things” Workshop: (jointly organized by Tech Mahindra, Aeris and Nasscom on 24th September 2014)

Digital Enterprise Services (DES) unit of Tech Mahindra organized an event on Internet of Things (IoT) in association with Nasscom and Aeris on 24th September 2014. Aeris is a leading M2M platform provider and a partner of Tech Mahindra. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian IT and BPO industry and a non-profit organization.

SESEI participated in the Workshop on “Internet of Things”, and the main topics of the workshop were;

  1. Future of IoT and impediments to achieve it
  2. loT business models – next steps to get there
  3. “How IoT will revolutionize industries — impact of IoT across industries”

During the workshop it was discussed that how various industries especially Education, Medical, Agro, Banking, Transport, IT Services etc. can be connected and made available for better utility. Taking a note of question raised on standards, SESEI shared the progress of M2M standards at ETSI and oneM2M. SESEI was also asked to share these updates sometime to TechMahindra team members, which was acknowledged and agreed.

The event was attended by CEOs, CTOs, Vice Presidents, Digital Enterprises Heads, Technical consultants. Talks by leaders and panel discussion with great minds from across industries/academics helped to deliberate on issues like monetizing IoT, the most apt IoT model and the killer applications that can be delivered to the market that continue to intrigue us.

“M2M India Conclave 2014”: (19th September 2014, The Lalit, Mumbai)

India is 3G & 4G Ready with a mobile subscriber’s base of over 950 million – One of the fastest growing & largest telecom market place in the world. Telco’s in India are excited and have realized importance of machine-to-machine (M2M) market which is growing worldwide at a fast pace.

In India M2M market has now started evolving – India M2M market will be majorly driven by Automotive & Commercial Telematics, Household Monitoring & Control, Financial Services & Retail, Smart Homes & Smart Metering, Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics. Being India’s First Convention on M2M – Now into successful 4th Edition – The M2M conclave was held at Mumbai which provided a world class platform for understanding business value proposition of M2M and how M2M technologies and applications will help businesses to fuel growth and productivity in India market.

SESEI participated in the in the M2M Conclave as a distinguished Session Lead Speaker on “Successful Strategies from Around the World & India Specific Business Models for making M2M a Business Success in India”. The main highlights of SESEI’s presentation and views are as following;

  • M2M Market and Key Challenges
    • Fragmentation, provisioning/efficiency, integration complexity, scalability
    • M2M Communications meets non-ICT Industry [Automotive, Health, Energy..]
    • Make intelligent use of information, enabled by connected IT [Cloud..]
    • SDO/Fora roadmaps are not coordinated, and compete on similar subjects
  • TSI Smart M2M – Update and Way forward
    • Published – 25 TS & TRs, Drafting Stage – 12 TS & TRs, New Work Items – 3 TS
  • oneM2M partnership project – Update and Way forward
    • Leading regional SDOs agreed to create a global harmonization partnership
    • oneM2M Partnership project established July 2012.
    • Total 221 organizations involved in oneM2M
    • The oneM2M Standard provides a common Platform to share data among various Application domains having different data models
    • 15 WI approved, 6 TS/TRs Approved & Published, 6 TS/TRs are open for comments, remaining
  • In India M2M – Update and Way forward
    • TSDSI WG on M2M established in June 2014, 60 Individual & 18 Organization have joined
    • Study topics covers verticals such as Utilities, Transportation, Remote Asset Monitoring, Health, Agriculture, Smart Energy, Smart Cities etc.
    • Naming & Addressing, Security & Privacy, Architecture, Interfaces and Protocols, Impact on Radio Active Network and Core Network etc.
    • Attended last oneM2M meeting as observer, plan to join soon as permanent member
    • DoT Questionnaire on M2M Policy and roadmap
    • ETSI TC M2M submitted its response
    • TEC established WG on Automotive, Power, Health, Surveillance and Architecture – ITU-T/DoT
    • Consolidate use cases, study existing standards, gap analysis

In India market Automotive, Transport & Logistics industries lead in terms of M2M adoption. However, Utilities will drive future market growth as the Government of India is increasingly taking serious initiatives to deploy smart energy meters to address the concern of increasing power theft and round-the-clock monitoring of power supply.

Workshop on 5G Standardization – GISFI 5 year Celebration: (01 Sep 2014, Hotel Taj Palace New Delhi)

5G Standardization workshop was organized on the occasion of 5th year celebration of the Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI). GISFI announced 5G standardization activity back in December of 2012. GISFI concept of 5G is named as WISDOM (Wireless Innovative System for Dynamic Operating MegaCommunications) – a communication system for ubiquitous trustworthy human-centric connectivity via an arbitrary infrastructure support. SESEI attended the GISFI workshop on 5G standardization and 5 year celebration. In brief update is as below with a detailed report as enclosed.

  • The Seminar comprised of university professors, officials of Department of Telecommunications and students doing PHDs from GISFI connected/sponsored Universities.
  • Prof. Ramjee Prasad, founding Chairman of GISFI, released a book authored by him titled “A Step Towards 5G Communications”. This book provides views of the 5G and hence views on the potential standardization scenarios.
  • Professor Sandip Inamdar [ Trustee GISFI, Secretary Vishwaniketan’s Institute of Management Entrepreneurship and Engineering Technology (V-iMEET) during his speech announced that GISFI will be self-sustainable and 50 PHDs have been awarded already through GISI program.
  • Sr. DDG TEC Mr. A.K.Mittal and other member of TEC participated in the seminar and presented their requirement and prospective from 5G subject in India.

India Standards: A strong ICT Nation: (By association of Information Technology Manufacturer Association (MAIT) – 31st July 2014)

MAIT in partnership with DeitY and BIS organized a one-day programme titled “India Standards: A Strong ICT Nation” on 31st July, 2014 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. With increasing calls for harmonization of conformity requirements with global best practices and upcoming programmes on post market surveillance, the issues deliberated during the conference were:

  • Compulsory Registration Order – Experiences and Way Forward
  • Market Surveillance, Quality Control, Inspection
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Consumer Awareness

SESEI was invited to participate as Session Chair during the session of Anti-Counterfeiting and Consumer Awareness. During the session start SESEI shared project SESEI details, highlighted importance of standards to address quality products and EU progress on the subject of Anti-Counterfeiting and Consumer Awareness.

“TechMahindra – Bosch IOT Innovation Connect”: (Tech Mahindra NSEZ (Noida) office, 30th July 2014)

Tech Mahindra and Bosch Software Innovations organized an event: “Internet of Things Innovation Connect” on 30th July 2014, at Tech Mahindra NSEZ (Noida) office. Event objective was to share IoT experiences and best practices from different industries. The event was attended by representatives and CXO leaders representing different industries such as Manufacturing, Utilities, BFSI, Retail, Healthcare, Telecom, Academician and Government.

Dr. Christopher Holmes (Head- International Asia Pacific, IDC Insights) was key note speaker on Trends in Internet of Things (IoT) and moderated the Round Table discussion on IoT with Industry Leaders. The other eminent Speakers were Mr. CP Gurnani (CEO & MD Tech M) on How IoT is changing IT Services Industry? and Dr. Rainer Kallenbach (CEO & and Chairman Executive Board, Bosch Software Innovations) on The Internet of Things & Services: Current Developments and Future Preview.

SESEI attend the event as a speaker in the session on standards. SESEI shared the details on the ETSI and oneM2M Partnership Project by ETSI launched in July 2012, bringing together six of other the world’s other leading Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Standards Development Organizations from USA, Japan, China and South Korea. He also shared that oneM2M is developing technical specifications for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, connecting the wide range of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. It is hoped that a standardized platform for M2M services and technologies will enable new business and partnering models.

Amity Telecom Vision Board Meeting: (11th July 2014, Amity University, Noida)

The Amity Telecom Vision Board Meeting was held on 11th July 2014 at Seminar Hall, Amity University, Noida. SESEI was invited to attend Amity Telecom Vision Board Meeting and share prospective on Education about Standardization, how it could be integrated in University curriculum.

SESEI with the help CEN CENELEC and ETSI prepared and shared ESOs initiative about Education about Standardization and suggested importance of the subject for inclusion in the university curriculum. The main aim of the Vision Board meeting was to bridge the gap between Telecom Industry and Academia and ensure the smooth transition of students from academia to professional world.

Eminent Telecom industry leaders including Mr. Akhil Gupta- Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, Mr. Vimal Wakhlu- CMD, TCIL; Mr. Ravindar Popli- Head – Service Delivery, India Region ,Nokia; along with SESEI and others attended the Meeting.

It was felt that the graduates being churned out by Universities are not up to the mark whereas Universities feel that Industry doesn’t have time or enough projects for their students. The industry guests provided inputs on various Agendas of the Meeting which included

  • Assessing the feasibility of Accreditation of B Tech
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Degree by Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC)/ Telecom Industry/Telecom Organization,
  • Training of faculty as trainers on live equipment, and others

Post the deliberations and exchange of views on the issue it was addressed that Universities have to provide service to industry on continual basis, engaging it and regularly providing solutions to their problems through research and development in areas such as maintenance of Telecom Towers, Tower Radiation, studying Carbon Footprints etc. The Corporate leaders should engage more often to suggest and decide on innovative ways of bridging the gap between industry and academia.

During the event, a specialized Telecom Laboratory which has come up with the equipments presented by key players in Telecom industry including Bharti Airtel, Delta Power Solutions Ltd, Radius Energy International, Ericsson India, BlueTown Denmark was inaugurated by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group and other Industry Leaders.