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 11th February, 2004 
  Keynotes Enterprise Entrepreneurs Social Technology
09:30
to
10:00
INAUGURATION
Welcome Address by Mr Ramesh Chopra
Managing Director, EFY Group

Introduction to special guests and attendees
Lamp lighting ceremony by Dr Inder Singh, Brian Behlendorf, Dr M.G.K. Menon, P. Regunathan
10:00
to
11:00
Embedded Linux: Headed for World Domination Linux and the Indian Enterprise Is Open Source ready for primetime Free Software for Government & Education Tech Talk

A Free Software Project on the Inside
SIRTAJ SINGH KANG
Founding Member
KDE
Dr INDER SINGH
CEO, LynuxWorks
Chairman, ELC (US)
SANDEEP MENON
Linux Business Manager, ASEAN/SA,
IBM India
BRIAN BEHLENDORF
Founder, CollabNet & Apache Guru (US)
SUSEELA TITUS
Head (IT)
Keltron
Tech Workshops

Red Hat
KN01 EN01 ER01 SC01
11:00
to
12:00
Open Source for developing economies

Linux Adoption Roadmap Networking with the Gurus "Linux"
Dr M.G.K. MENON
Chairman & Director
Board of IITs
MANISH SRIVASTAVA
SETLabs,
Infosys
MARY ANN FISHER
Linux Program Executive,
IBM (US)
KN02 EN02 ER02 SC02
12:00
to
13:00

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Information Management Challenges and Linux in Storage Startup opportunities in embedded Linux eGovernance Initiatives using Linux

P.K. GUPTA
Director Strategic Development,
Legato
Dr INDER SINGH
CEO, LynuxWorks
Chairman, ELC (US)
SATINDER GROVER
Senior Director, E-Business
Oracle India
EN03 ER03 SC03
13:00
to
14:00
The Unseen Linux


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ANAND RAO LADI
Director, Technologies
MindTree
KN03
14:00
to
15:00
Open Source as a Humanist Endeavor Microsoft Windows and Linux side by side Considerations and Process For Integration Of Linux In An Enterprise Open Source Adoption in eGovernance
BRIAN BEHLENDORF
Founder, CollabNet & Apache Guru (US)
Mr JANAKIRAM
Developer Evangelist
Microsoft
RAJEEV KAMATH
Project Executive, Linux Division,
IBM (US)
SACHIN DABIR
Head of Enterprise Sales,
Red Hat India
KN04 EN04 ER04 SC04
15:00
to
16:00
Linux in e-Governance Mission Critical Computing with Linux Making Money with Open Source Services Critical Factors in driving Open Source Adoption
MARY ANN FISHER
Linux Program Executive,
IBM (US)
G.M. SHENOY
Senior Vice President,
NSE.IT
AMIT BABARIA
Director of Sales
Cignex (US)
ASHISH KHUSHU
General Manager, Strategic Business Development
Sun Microsystems India
KN05 EN05 ER05 SC05
16:00
to
17:00
PANEL:
Is Linux Ready for the Desktop?


Linux and OSS - The Enteprise Impact Entrepreneur Networking Session The Inexpensive PC
Moderator:
ROBIN MILLER
AMIT BHORASKAR
Head Alliances,
Red Hat India
SANJEEV GUPTA
eSys (Singapore)
KN06 EN06 ER06 SC06


 12th February, 2004 
  Keynotes Enterprise Entrepreneurs Social Technology
10:00
to
11:00
Local Wealth: OpenOffice.org Making Enterprise Linux Ready

How to Pick a Winning Open Source Project Beyond Open Source Software Tech Workshops

Red Hat
Dr LOUIS SUAREZ-POTTS
Community Manager,
OpenOffice.org (US)
L. GOPALAKRISHNAN
CTO,
Oracle India
DANESE COOPER
Chief Open Source Evangelist,
Sun Microsystems (US)
ROBERT ADKINS
President,
Technetra (US)
KN07 EN07 ER07 SC07
11:00
to
12:00
Defining the Next Wave in Linux/OSS

CollabNet, a Case Study in Building a Business with Open Source Successful IT Businesses Based on OSS Why Developing Countries Need OSS
HARISH PILLAY
Chief Technology Architect,
Red Hat Asia
BRIAN BEHLENDORF
Founder, CollabNet & Apache Guru (US)
JAVED TAPIA
Director,
Red Hat India
RISHAB AIYER GHOSH
Program Leader,
MERIT/Infonomics (Netherlands)
KN08 EN08 ER08 SC08
12:00
to
13:00

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The Java Desktop System Case Study: OpenOffice.org Open Source: A Panacea for e-Governance
ANIL VALLURI
Director, Systems Engineering
Sun Microsystems
Dr LOUIS SUAREZ-POTTS
Community Manager,
OpenOffice.org (US)
SIVARAMA KRISHNAN
Pricewaterhouse
Coopers
EN09 ER09 SC09
13:00
to
14:00
Linux Centre of Excellence



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Dr APPARAO
Chief Consultant, R&D,
Cognizant
KN09
14:00
to
15:00
Oracle on Linux: Foundation for the Enterprise Grid Power of Four Architectures Licensing Made Easy Security in Linux
Dr JAMSHED PATEL
Sr Director, Linux Program Office,
Oracle (US)
Dr SUNIL SAXENA
Principal Engineer,
Intel (US)
ROBERT ADKINS
President,
Technetra (US)
Dr SARAT CHANDRA BABU
Centre Head
CDAC Hyderabad
KN10 EN10 ER10 SC10
15:00
to
16:00
What India Needs to Know about Open Source

Right Cost Solutions for the Enterprise Successful Open Source Online Businesses Migration to OSS for E-Gov projects
DANESE COOPER
Chief Open Source Evangelist
Sun Microsystems (US)
PUNIT JAIN
VP, Sales & Mktg,
Newgen
ROBIN MILLER
Chief Editor,
OSDN (US)
P. REGUNATHAN
Principal Secretary IT,
Delhi Government
KN11 EN11 ER11 SC11
16:00
to
17:00
The South African Open Source Framework How ISPs can save money through OSS Software Utilities & Open Source Business Models What India does wrong with free software
Dr MCKAY MOTSHABI
GM, R&D,
State IT Agency (South Africa)
Dr AJAY DATA
CEO,
Data Infosys
Dr GAUTAM SHROFF
Head, Enterprise and Architecture,
TCS
AJAY SHAH
Consultant
Ministry of Finance
KN12 EN12 ER12 SC12
17:00
to
18:00
PANEL:
Show me the Money!


Use of OSS in building Web Applications Seven Steps to Software Samadhi Implementation of Unicode Porting For Marathi in Maharashtra state government
Moderator:
ROBERT ADKINS
MUNWAR SHARIFF
CTO
Cignex (US)
NIYAM BHUSHAN
Technology Columnist
JITENDRA SHAH
VJTI
KN19 EN19 ER19 SC19


 13th February, 2004 
  Keynotes Enterprise Entrepreneurs Social Technology
10:00
to
11:00
Join the Linux Generation Moving into the Mainstream - Open Source and Business Economics of Creating Wealth Using OSS

OSS as Platforms for Research Tech Workshops

Red Hat
Dr SUNIL SAXENA
Principal Engineer,
Intel (US)
DANESE COOPER
Chief Open Source Evangelist
Sun Microsystems (US)
RISHAB AIYER GHOSH
Program Leader,
MERIT/Infonomics (Netherlands)
Dr P. GOPALAKRISHNAN
Director,
IBM India Research Lab
KN13 EN13 ER13 SC13
11:00
to
12:00
India and Open Source Mono: An Open Source .NET Plaftorm Make Money. Save Money.


CDAC's OSS Initiatives
Dr RAMAKRISHNAN
Executive Director,
CDAC
S. VASUDEV
Director, Software Engineering,
Novell
ALOLITA SHARMA
CEO,
Technetra (US)
M. SASIKUMAR
KBCS & ETU Divisions,
CDAC
KN14 EN14 ER14 SC14
12:00
to
13:00
PANEL:
Is NO Policy a Good Policy?
Sharing implementation experiences Technology Business Incubation Open Office – The Perfect Tool
(and localisation)
Moderator:
NIYAM BHUSHAN
KAUSHIK CHANDRA
CTO, Global Technology Solutions,
Pricewaterhouse
Coopers
Dr A.K. SENGUPTA
Managing Director,
FITT
Dr LOUIS SUAREZ-POTTS
Community Manager,
OpenOffice.org
KN15 EN15 ER15 SC15
13:00
to
14:00
 






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14:00
to
15:00
  Open Source Enterprise Software Architecture Linux and the Desktop World Low Cost Localised Computing
PANKAJ BHATT
Principal Consultant
TCS
SANGHYUN PARK
Hancom Linux
(Korea)
SANKARSHAN MUKHOPADHYAY
Member,
Ankur Bangla Project
EN16 ER16 SC16
15:00
to
16:00
  Dynamic Content Distribution Legal Issues and OSS Indian Language Desktop
RAKESH SINGH & PRAKASH KHEMANI
NetScaler, Bangalore
PAVAN DUGGAL
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
SATYAKAM GOSWAMI
Technical Lead, Linux Group,
Solidcore Systems
EN17 ER17 SC17
16:00
to
17:00
  OSS Technologies For Enterprise Encore Simputer: An Open Source platform for mobile and embedded applications Guerrilla-Warfare for Gyaan
V.R. GOVINDARAJAN,
CTO
&
VAIDHY MAYILRANGAM, Principal Architect,
Aztec Software (US)
RAVI DESIRAJU
CEO
Encore Technologies
NIYAM BHUSHAN
Technology Columnist
EN18 ER18 SC18
17:00
to
17:30
  Advantages of OSS in Enterprise Linux & Entrepreneurs OSS in promoting PC usage in the middle strata in India
M.K. SRIKANT & PANKAJ JAIN
Integra Micro Systems
SUDHIR GANDOTRA
Kalculate
O.P. GOEL
Technology Director
NIC
  EN20 ER20 SC20

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