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Varanasi Municipal Corporation and Varanasi Smart City Limited, Government of Uttar Pradesh, along with Businessworld Media Group, is organizing Smart City Conclave – A National Summit on Urban Infrastructure, IT & Transportation on 13th October in Varanasi.

The Summit will see participation of government officials, thought leaders, industry experts and other eminent stakeholders from across the country. Smart City Conclave Varanasi will be a platform to the key stakeholders to interact on important topics around Smart Cities, Smart & integrated Transportation, IT, Electronics, Startup & eGovernance, Energy & Power, Safe & Secure Cities, Skill Development, Smart Healthcare, and arrive on solutions to enlarge the Smart City ecosystem as well as explore maximum potential of projects undertaken for Digital and Smart Uttar Pradesh.

The Summit will be unfolded in three parts, one – day conference, awards ceremony and an exhibition. The objective of the Summit is to bring the Government, industry experts, academia, related to Smart Cities and the stakeholders on a common platform to brainstorm on the best practices and way ahead in the Smart Cities Mission and the challenges and opportunities in the State, which can help the common man to be digital literate and avail the government services transparently and effectively.


Speaker Delegate Partner  Exhibitor

Shri Yogi Adityanath

Hon’ble Chief Minister
Uttar Pradesh

Chief Guest

Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna

Hon’ble Minister, Urban Development,
Uttar Pradesh

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sameer Sharma

Additional secretary(Urban Affairs),
Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India

Programme Chair

Nitin R Gokarn

Divisional Commissioner, Varanasi Municipal Corporation
& Chairman, Varanasi Smart City Ltd.

Co Programme Chair

Dr. Nitin Bansal

Municipal Commissioner, Varanasi Municipal Corporation & CEO, Varanasi Smart City Ltd.


Shri. Mahendra Jain

Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Urban Development,
Government of Karnataka

Shri. Thiru Dharmendra Pratap Yadav

Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department,
Government of Tamil Nadu

Shri. G.S. Naveen Kumar

Special Secretary,
Department of Information Technology,
Govt of Uttar Pradesh

Shri Vipul Mitra

Principal Secretary,
Department of Transport,
Government of Gujarat

Shri Manoj Agarwal

IPS, Secretary,
Department Of Home,

Smt. A.R. Anuradha

Principal Secretary,
Department of Home,
Government of Andhra Pradesh

Shri. Arun Prakash

Municipal Commissioner,
Agra Municipal Corporation

Shri Avnish Kumar Sharma

Municipal Commissioner,
Moradabad Municipal Corporation

Shri. B. N. Pani

Municipal Commissioner,
Rajkot Municipal Corporation

Dr. Basant Garg

Jalandhar Municipal Corporation

Shri C. P. Singh

Municipal Commissioner,
Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation

Shri R.K Srivastava

Municipal Commissioner,
Bareilly Municipal Corporation

Shri. Santosh Kumar

Aligarh Municipal Corporation

Dr. Vinod R. Rao

Municipal Commissioner,
Vadodara Municipal Corporation

Ms. Bidisha Mukherjee

Gwalior Smart City

Shri. M Nagarajan

Surat Smart City Ltd.

Shri. Ramnath Sonawane

Additional Municipal Commissioner & CEO SPV, Nagpur Smart & Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited

Dr. Shailendra Kumar Shrivastava

Transport Commissioner,
Department of Transport,
Government of Madhya Pradesh

Shri. Ashutosh Niranjan

Managing Director,
Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Limited

Shri D. Dhanuraj

Centre for Public Policy Research

Dr. Joy Sen

Professor, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Shri. Tarun Shankar

Finance Services & PPP,
International Finance Corporation,
World Bank Group

Shri. Vivek Jain

Segment Marketing Manager
Smart Cities & Urban Infrastructure,
Philips Lighting India Ltd

Shri. Ravinder Pal Singh

Director –Strategies & Megha Projects,
DELL Technologies

Shri. Kamal Kashyap

Country Manager,
Government & Public Sector,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Shri. Devineni P Srinivas

Co-founder & Executive Director,
Duranc Inc.

Shri. Gautam Balakrishnan

Head Smart Cities,
Tata Projects Limited

Shri. Debasish Mukherjee

Country Manager,
India & SAARC,

Shweta Rajpal Kohli

Public Policy Head,
Uber India & South Asia

S.Rajesh Kumar

Tech lead,
Juniper Networks

Shri S. Chatterjee

IAS (Retd.)
Executive President, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation

Shri D V Subramanya Varma

Circle General Manager
Circle Office, Delhi, Corporation Bank

Vinay Mishra

VP Projects,

Lakshmi Narayan Rao

Director & Leader,
Digital Transformation Office,

Rishi Ahuja

Founder & MD,

Participation from

Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
Department of Urban Development & Housing, Government of Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi Municipal Corporation
Various Smart Cities Municipal Corporations from across UP & India
Banks & Financial Institutions
International Experts

Key Sessions

Smart Cities in the era of Digital India
Key Components of Smart Cities
Securing Cities
Best & Next Practices of Smart Cities from Across India
Role of PSUs for Smart City Ecosystem
Role of Banks & Financial Institutions for Smart Cities

Key Initiatives of Varanasi Smart City

Smart Mobility
Waste Management
Street Lighting
Smart Health & Sanitation
Water Supply Management
eGovernance & mGovernance
Infrastructure Development
Surveillance and Security
Digital Payments
Smart Parking
Renewable Energy and Solar

Key Opportunities

Panel Discussions
Pre fixed one to one meetings with officials of Varanasi Smart City Development Limited
Networking with key officials from other states

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