State Education Summit - Odisha Edition

Elets Technomedia in association with Microsoft India (Presenting Partner) , is organising ‘Future Ready Bharat’ - a series of in-person deliberations with a vision to encourage and strengthen new innovations in the entire education ecosystem. The Odisha edition is scheduled on 18 May 2023 at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneshwar.

From modern classrooms to hybrid methodology, technology is bringing a paradigm shift in learning and teaching practices. Based on the theme - Where Your Skills meet Growth, the State Education Summit – Odisha edition will discuss transformative digital solutions & create an innovative blueprint for a future-ready education system.

The power-packed summit will bring key decision-makers from government and technology leaders on one platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Join us to witness the best strategies and technologies shaping the future of education in the digital era.

Key Highlights

Pertinent Fireside Chats

Illuminating Thought Leadership Session

Interesting Panel Discussions

Technology Showcase

Case Studies

10+ Eminent Speakers

Chief Guest

Ashok Chandra Panda

Hon'ble Minister for Science & Technology
Government of Odisha

Guest of Honor

Ashit Tripathy

Principal Adviser to
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha
and Chairman, Western Odisha Development Council

Special Guest

Anubhav Patnaik

Advisor to Electronics
& IT Department
Government of Odisha


Raghuram Iyer

Higher Secondary Education & Additional charge of State Nodal Officer, PM Poshan and Director Textbook Production and Marketing
Government of Odisha

Gangadhar Sahoo

Additional Secretary
Skill Development
and Technical Education
Government of Odisha

Dr Sunil Kumar Jena

Vice Chairman
Council of Higher and Secondary Education
Government of Odisha

Dr. R. K. Dash

Deputy Director General
NIC Odisha State Centre

Dr. Manoranjan Puthal

Managing Director
Odisha Knowledge Corporation Ltd
Government of Odisha

Dr. Tapas Nayak

District Institute of Education and Training (DIET)

Swati Kaushal

Solutions Specialist
Microsoft India

Gautam Karmakar

Chief Operating Officer
SigarBox Networks


13:45 -14:30 Hrs

Networking Lunch

14:30 -14:35 Hrs

Introduction & context setting of the education track

14:35 - 15:00 Hrs

Microsoft Solution showcase: Leveraging technology to make education accessible for all
Swati Kaushal, Solutions Specialist, Microsoft India

15:00 - 16:15 Hrs

Panel Discussion: Bridging the digital divide through best in class education
Raghuram R. Iyer, Director, Higher Secondary Education & Additional charge of State Nodal Officer PM Poshan and Director Textbook Production and Marketing, Government of Odisha
Gangadhar Sahoo, Additional Secretary, Skill Development & Technical Education, Government of Odisha
Dr. Sunil Kumar Jena, Vice Chairman, Council of Higher & Secondary Education, Government of Odisha
Manoj Kr. Pattanaik**, Chief Executive Officer, Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC)
Dr. R.K.Dash, Deputy Director General, NIC Odisha State Centre
Manoranjan Puthal, Managing Director, Odisha Knowledge Corporation Ltd, Government of Odisha
Dr. Tapas Nayak, Principal District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Khordha
Swati Kaushal, Solutions Specialist, Microsoft India
Dr. Ravi Gupta Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Elets Technomedia (Moderator)

16:15-16:30 Hrs

Technology presentation: Bridging the digital connectivity gap with sugar box
Gautam Karmakar, Chief Business Officer, Sugar Box Networks

16:30 -16:45 Hrs

Vote of thanks followed by networking tea

Key Themes

Digital Transformation
Blended Learning
The National Education Policy (NEP)
New-Age Technology & Innovation

Key Discussion Points

Changing Education Landscape in the New Normal

Modern Teaching & Learning: Role of Technology & the Way Forward

Smart IT infrastructure: Supporting Modern Teaching Practices Enhancing Students’ Experience

New Digital Solutions: Best Practices, Challenges & Opportunities

Technology & 21st Century Skills: Preparing a Better Future

Key Participants

Senior Government Leaders from Central Government
Senior Policy Makers from State Education Departments
Senior State Government Officials
Officials from National Informatics Centre
IT heads of Government Departments & Organsiations
EdTech Leaders

Key Takeaways

Explore new digital solutions; deep learning on best practices, challenges & opportunities
Insights into smart IT infrastructure supporting modern teaching practices and enhancing students’ experience
Exchange ideas and knowledge with key stakeholders from the education ecosystem
Unique networking opportunities

Past Speakers

Karnataka Edition

V. Ram Prasath Manohar

Special Commissioner (Education)
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

B B Cauvery, IAS

State Project Director
Samagra Shikshana Karnataka

Raghvendra H

Managing Director
Government Tool Room & Traning Centre
Government of Karnataka

Ravi Chandran N.

Director (Technical Education)
Department of Collegiate & Technical Education
Government of Karnataka

Satish B K

Head - Sankalp Scheme
Karnataka Skill Development Corporation

Anand Swamy

Country Head For Education
Microsoft India

Simran Dawar

Product Marketing Manager Modern Work
Microsoft India

UP edition

Akshay Tripathi

Special Secretary, IT & Electronics
Managing Director, UPLC
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Prof. Manish Gaur

Pro Vice Chancellor
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Technical University

Mayank Gangwar

Deputy Director Vocational Education & Skill Development
Directorate of Technical education
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Rohit Tripathi

Additional Project Director
Basic Education Department
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Vikas Srivastava

Deputy Director
Secondary Education
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Suchitra Kolluru

Enterprise Channels
Microsoft India

Nivedita Sharma

Cloud Specialist-Education
Microsoft India

Reetu Pandey

Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Ravi Gupta

Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief
Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd.

Punjab Edition

Rajiv Gupta

Secretary, Technical Education
Government of Punjab

Kiranjit Singh Tiwana

Punjab School Education Board
Government of Punjab

Amandeep Kaur

Deputy State Project Director
Samagra Siksha Abhyaan
Government of Punjab

Dr Maninder Singh Sarkaria,

Director, State Council of Education,Research and Training
Government of Punjab

Ashwini Bhalla

Deputy Director, Department of Higher Education
Government of Punjab

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