24th November 2023
IISc Bengaluru

Faculty Hall, Main Building

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The Symposium on Data for Public Good aims to serve as a platform for fostering dialogue, sharing knowledge, and catalyzing action in the realm of data-driven decision-making for societal well-being. We invite all interested parties to join us in this important conversation and collectively explore how data can be harnessed for the greater good of our communities and the world.








Venue: Faculty Hall, Main Building
Start TimeTopicSpeaker
09:30Welcome addressProf. Inder Gopal, CEO, IUDX & Research Professor, IISc
09:45Inaugural addressProf. G. Rangarajan, Director IISc
10:00Data for Public GoodShri Kris Gopalakrishnan, President, Infosys Science Foundation
10:15Data Exchnage as Digital Public InfrastructureShri J Satyanarayana, Chief Advisor, CFIR, WEF
10:30Digital address as Digital Public InfrastructureShri Rajendra Kumar Shirthadi, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka
10:45How data will transform the Urban sectorShri Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary & Mission Director, MoHUA
11:00Challenges and opportunities in sharing of dataShri Pramod Varma, CTO, EkStep Foundation
11:15Tea Break 
11:30Panel Discussion: How data is driving service delivery efficiency and citizen convenience in the urban settingEminent Panelists
12:30Panel Discussion: Challenges in creating data policy and governance guidelines in the context of data for public goodEminent Panelists
Lunch, Venue – Main Guest House Dining Area
Afternoon sessions — Two tracks
Urban deep dive – Track 1, Venue – Seminar Hall, Management Studies Annexe
14:45IUDX TutorialIUDX team
15:45IUDX– How can it benefit cities?IUDX team
16:15IUDX demoUse Case Partners
Explore other sectors – Track 2, Venue – Faculty Hall, Main Building
14:45Panel Discusison: Harnessing the power of data for transforming agricultureEminent Panelists
15:45Panel Discusison: Geospatial Data: Infrastructure, Policies and Applications for Public GoodEminent Panelists
16:45Tea Break 
Closing session, Venue – Faculty Hall, Main Building
17:15Awards announcement 
17:45Closing remarks 
18:00High Tea / Posters / Industry exhibits 

Special Guest

Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman Axilor Ventures, Co-founder Infosys, President ISF

Keynote Speakers

Shri Kunal Kumar

Joint Secretary and Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission at MoHUA

Shri Rajendra Kumar Shirthadi

Chief Post Master General, Karnataka

Shri J. Satyanarayana

Chief Advisor Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (India) World Economic Forum


Shri Prateep Basu

Co-Founder and CEO, SatSure

Ms Rama Devi

Director, Emerging Technologies, ITE&C Department, Govt.of Telangana

Shri Sanjiv Jha

Lead Architect – Government, AWS

Shri M. N. Anucheth

Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Bengaluru City

Shri Mathew Chacko

Partner, Spice Route Legal

Shri Rajesh Krishnan

Chief Executive Officer, ITS Planners and Engineers Private Limited

Shri Timmana Gouda

Founder CEO, WhatsLoan

Shri Narayan Mishra

CTO & Co-Founder at TUMMOC

Shri Munish Moudgil

Special Commissioner (Revenue) BBMP

Shri Amlan Mohanty

Independent Technology Lawyer & Policy Advisor

Shri S S Rajasekhar

Head Applications at Regional Remote Sensing Centres, NRSC / ISRO.

Shri Sumit Sen

Chief Executive of the GISE Hub at IIT Bombay

Shri Pankaj Mishra

Deputy Surveyor General, NIGST, SOI, Hyderabad

Prof PP Majumdar

Professor. Department of Civil Engineering, IISc Bengaluru

Ms Saranya Gopinath

Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy at Razorpay

Shri Rahul Matthan

Partner, Trilegal

Parminder Jeet Singh

Independent Digital Researcher

Shri Naveen Kumar.V

Founder of NaPanta®, Digital Expert in Agri Ecosystem

Shri Vineet Singh

Building impactful products at Digital Green


Dr Abhay Sharma


Shri Suresh Kumar KK

VP & Head – Platform Deployments & Applications, IUDX

Prof Anjula Gurtoo

Professor – Department of Management Studies
Chairperson – Centre for Society and Policy
Indian Institute of Science

Shri Nipun Mehrotra

Co-Founder & CEO, The Agri Collaboratory, Co-creating Digital Public Goods for Agriculture – in Open Source with the Ecosystem & Government

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Focus Areas – Topics of discussion

Public transport

Traffic management

Solid waste management

Urban flood warning

Public safety

Air quality

Sustainable Agriculture

Crop advisories

Farm loans

Data Privacy and Security

Data Governance

Data Management Policies

Data can catalyse innovation and help improve the quality of urban life, solve problems in the vast numbers of areas including agriculture, healthcare, water, energy, education, public safety, disaster management, and social welfare.

Poster Competition

IUDX invites you to showcase the transformative power of data through your poster! Depict how data drives innovation, inclusivity and prosperity for societal betterment, addressing areas like healthcare, logistics, governance, urban and rural development etc.


  • 1st: Rs 40,000
  • 2nd: Rs 25,000
  • 3rd: Rs 10,000
  • Winning entries also get an internship opportunity at IUDX!

Key Dates:

Initial submission October 16, 2023
Final submission November 6, 2023
Finalists Announcement November 13, 2023
Grand Presentation & Awards November 24, 2023

Design. Innovate. Impact.

Let your poster illuminate the potential of data for the greater good! 

Express Interest

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