Guest Address
H.E. General Joginder Jaswant Singh
Arunachal Pradesh

General Joginder Jaswant Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) became the 22nd Chief of Army Staff and commanded the second largest Army of the world from 31 Jan 2005 - 30 Sept 2007. During his tenure General JJ Singh, refined operational planning by co-opting the battle winning role of revolution in military affairs and provided focussed direction based on the ‘Doctrine of the Indian Army’ having earlier been its architect, while in command of the Army Training Command. In the last year of his service, he held the appointment of Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Armed forces of India in addition to being the Army Chief. The General was appointed as Governor of the State of Arunachal Pradesh in Jan 2008 by Her Excellency the President of India and was sworn in on 27 Jan 2008.
Key Speakers
Lt Gen K Surendra Nath
Army Training Command (ARTRAC)
Indian Army

Lt Gen K Surendra Nath, AVSM, VSM, is an alumnus of Sainik School Korukonda, NDA Khadakwasla and IMA Dehradun. The General officer was commissioned in 1 Mechanized Infantry (1 MADRAS) in Jun 1973. He is a graduate of DSSC, Mirpur, Dhaka, Higher Command Course Wing, AWC, Mhow, and NDC, New Delhi. In addition, he has attended UN Senior Mission Commanders Course at Delhi. The General Officer has commanded 1 Mechanized Infantry in 43 Armoured Brigade and 6 (I) Armoured Brigade, 5 Mountain Brigade, Lucknow Sub-Area, 18 Infantry Division and 10 Corps. As a Staff Officer he has tenated appointments of BM, 12 Infantry Brigade, GSO-1, Military Operations Directorate, IHQ of MoD (Army), SUNMO in UN Msn in Cambodia and at UN HQs in New York. The General Officer has also held appointments of Col GS in HQ 16 Infantry Division and BGService of HQ 21 Corps.
Lt Gen Anil Chait
GOC – in – C
HQ Central Command Lucknow

Lt Gen Anil Chait, AVSM, VSM was commissioned into Armoured Corps in Dec 73 after passing out from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. During his formulative years he was associated with the Special Action Group of the National Security Guards, which he helped raise. He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal during his tenure with the force for rendering distinguished service in CT Ops. He has served in the IHQ (Army) in the capacity of Col MS 6 where he dealt with challenges of age extn and subsequently in the PP Dte as DDG (Strat). He has the proud distinction of attending the US Army War College and being awarded the Medal of Excellence. The Gen Offr took over the comd of the Surya Comd on 01 Mar 2012.
John Day
Director of Global Defence

Since joining Esri John has been advising the US defence and intelligence community on how emerging commercial GIS technologies and solutions translate to defence systems. He has led Esri's efforts to promote and implement CJMTK, which provides a geospatial technology foundation for US DOD C2I programs. John is a former British Army officer with 30 years of experience in military engineering and geospatial technology including counter-terrorism activities in Northern Ireland and geospatial support in the NATO Corps headquarters in Bosnia. He has a Master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, England and a Master’s degree in GIS from Edinburgh University, Scotland
Plenary Sessions
Lt Gen PC Katoch
Former DGIS

Lt Gen PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC, superannuated as DGIS in 2009. A Special Forces Officer, he participated in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, commanded an Independent Commando Company in North East, a Special Forces battalion in Sri Lanka, a Brigade on Siachen Glacier, a Division in Ladakh and a Strike Corps in South Western Theatre. He has served as Defence Attaché in Japan and Republic of Korea and held numerous operational staff appointments. An MSc in Defence Studies, he is an alumni of the Defence Services Staff College, SC, HC and NDC. Post retirement, he has authored some 142 articles on military, security, technical and topical issues for professional magazines and newspapers. He is online consulting editor for SP Guide Publications and Council Member of USI of India. Some 29 presentations made by him post retirement include papers presented during 2011 on, Countering Violent Terrorism, Cyber Challenges to National Security, Political & Economic Frameworks in Asia Pacific & Regional Security Post US/ NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Lt Gen A V Subramanian
Director General
Weapons and Equipment
Indian Army

Lt Gen A V Subramanian was commissioned into the corps of EME in 1975 and has four decades of experience in a variety of command, instructional and staff assignments. His instructional assignments include tenure at the prestigious college of defence management and military college EME. An expert in electronics equipments he has headed the simulator development division of the Indian army. Currently he is Director General Weapons & Equipments at the Army Headquarter. He was awarded the Vishishta Seva Medal for his distinguished service.
Bryn Fosburg
Vice President - Heavy & Highway
Construction Business
Trimble Navigation

Bryn Fosburgh currently serves as Sector President – Emerging Econimies. From 2009 to 2010, Fosburgh served as Vice President for Trimble’s Construction Division, with responsibility for a number of corporate functions and geographical regions. From 2007 to 2009, Fosburgh was vice president for Trimble’s Construction and Agriculture Divisions, and from 2005 to 2007, he served as vice president and general manager of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Division. Bryn Fosburgh joined Trimble in 1994 and has held numerous roles. Prior to Trimble, Fosburgh was a civil engineer and also held various positions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Defense Mapping Agency.
Brig A S Nagra (Retd)
Indian Army

Brig (Retd) A S Nagra is an alumnus of prestigious Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh having graduated in Elect Engg with honours. He retired from Indian Army in Feb 2011 after 33 years of distinguished service. During the service, he had the opportunity to pursue Post Graduate level Technical courses in Electronics and achieved specialisation in Radars and Anti Tank Missile Systems. He had the unique opportunity of attending field level maintenance courses on second generation ATGM in erstwhile USSR and on Long Range Battle Field Surveillance Radars in France. Subsequently, he had been employed in extensive exploitation of these systems in various conditions & terrains. He has been participating actively in national & international seminars. During his service, he has held important assignments within as well as outside the Corps.
Derek Ireson
Vice President - Defense & Intelligence Solutions

Derek Ireson currently holds the position of Vice President, Defence & Intelligence Portfolio in the Security, Government and Infrastructure (SG&I) Division of Intergraph Corporation. As one of the five Product Centre Portfolio Groups within SG&I (the others being Public Safety, Security, Utilities & Communications and Geospatial Solutions), the D&I Portfolio Group is responsible for designing and developing high quality specialised Geospatial software solutions for the global Defence and Intelligence market. Derek started his adult working life as a soldier, joining the British Army in 1977 as a Royal Engineer. Following qualification as a Combat Engineer, Derek was accepted into 42 Survey Engineer Regiment and became specialised in Topographic Survey. Derek joined Intergraph in 1990 as an Application Engineer. Derek was appointed Vice President, D&I Portfolio in August 2011 and has held this position during the formative stages of SG&I’s new Portfolio-based organisational infrastructure as part of the Product Centre’s move to 100% Agile-based Development. Derek is now a key member of the core management team leading the five Portfolio’s.
Dr R Ramchandran
Centre Director
National Technical Research Organisation

R Ramachandran is a Postgraduate in Physics from Madurai Kamaraj University Tamilnadu. After a brief stint in 1976-78 at satellite tracking and ranging station, Kavalur, Tamilnadu, joined optical systems division, NRSA in Feb 1978. Designed and developed a number of E.O equipments like Multispectral additive colour viewer, Optical reflective projector, Drum Scanner /Imager and all of them won National and State awards. He was a co-investigator in a project on Optical-Digital hybrid computing of DST. Joined ADRIN, DOS in 1988 and became Deputy Director in 2000. Contributed in major areas like image processing, SAR processing, Digital Photogrammetry, Computer vision. He is responsible for evolution of satellite data processing system at ADRIN. Has about 25 journal publication in various aspects of satellite data processing.
Mark Reichardt
Open Geospatial Consortium

Mark Reichardt is President and Chief Executive Officer for the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), a not-for-profit international industry standards consortium. OGC advances a range of proven programs to develop, test and globally release publicly available open standards that enable the seamless discovery, sharing, integration and application information in a location context across networks, systems, enterprises, organizations and jurisdictions. Reichardt has overall responsibility for Consortium operations, overseeing the development and promotion of OGC standards for worldwide use, and working to ensure that OGC programs foster member success. He works with other standards development organizations and professional associations to establish alliance agreements to assure that OGC standards and other standards work together seamlessly in support of local to global needs.
Shambhu Singh
Joint Secretary (NE)
Ministry of Home Affairs
Government of India

Shambhu Singh IAS,1986 batch Manipur – Tripura (M-T) cadre is the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home looking after North-Eastern India as well as security issues with Bangladesh and Myanmar. Earlier he has worked in Department of Science and Technology looking after Met Department. Mr. Singh has about 25 years of experience in various fields like industry, district and state administration. He has also participated in Climate Change Negotiations.
Col Sunil Mishra
Director – BMS
Indian Army

Col Sunil Mishra was commissioned into the Dogra Regiment on 10 Jun 1989. The officer has a wide operational experience having served in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Punjab. He has served in active Counter Insurgency Operations as well as on the Line of Control during OP PARAKRAM. The officer has also served as General Staff Officer at a Mountain Brigade. He commanded his battalion on the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. He is presently heading the Indian Army project ‘Battlefield Management System’ at the Directorate General of Information Systems as General Staff Officer dealing with Geographic Information Systems and has presented a number of papers on GIS and related issues.
S C Jain
Associate Director
Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory

Dr S C Jain, after completing M.Sc (Physics) in 1968, joined Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory, DRDO, in 1969. Since then he has worked in various projects such as Troposcatter Communication Systems, Propagation Studies, Multispectral Scanner Airborne and Ground Segments, Optical Image Processing using Phase Conjugation Techniques, Miniature Optical Correlator using Joint Transform Correlation techniques and Image Processing Software development. During 1985-86 he was awarded Indo US Fellowship in which he has been a Visiting Scholar to University of Alabama, USA. He completed his Ph.D in 1989. He has more than 80 publications including papers in the international journals and conferences.He is life Fellow of IETE, life Fellow of Indian Laser Association and life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing. Presently, he is Group Director, Image Analysis Centre and Associate Director DEAL Dehradun and is involved in the development of Image Processing Software solution for Defence services. He has guided a thesis on Automatic Registration technique.
N.S. Shankar
Senior Director

N.S. Shankaranarayana has more than 25 years experience in International Satellite Remote sensing/3-D GIS/ Visual Information Technology solutions business. As Director, IRS Program at Space Imaging, USA took lead role to establish more than 20 ground stations for IRS-1C/1D/ Resourcesat/ Cartosat satellite data reception / distribution along with IKONOS program. Recently was working as Vice President, International Programs, Sanborn Mapping Company, took active role in 3-D GIS mapping programs in DSSDI, Delhi and UAE regions. As a ISRO Scientist and founder Business Development Manger, Antrix Corporation, was successful in creating ISRO/Antrix corporate image in Global Space market. Worked on ISRO, IRS, programs; RRSSCs and Technology Transfer and Industry Cooperation. Electronics Instrumentation engineer from Indian Institute of Science / Bangalore University.
Sh Ashwagosha Ganju, Sc ‘G’
Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE)

Ashwagosha Ganju, Sc ‘G’, has been appointed as Director, Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment wef 01 August 2009. He joined DRDO in 1985 and has more than 24 years of wide research experience in Cold Regions Sciences and Engineering with specialization in Avalanche Forecasting, Snow Cover Modeling, Snow Hydrology and Artificial Triggering of avalanches using explosives. He pioneered the technique of translucent snow pro_ le for studying weak layers in snow pack and developed statistical and AI based models for prediction of avalanches in different snow climatic zones. He was deputed to Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Switzerland in 1995 for on job training in the field of avalanche forecasting.
Swarna Subba Rao
Surveyor General of India
Survey of India

Dr Swarna Subba Rao has obtained his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad in first Division with distinction in the year 1980. In the year 1983 on selection by UPSC he joined Survey of India as a Deputy Superintending Surveyor. Since then, he has held various positions in SOI till 2010. On selection by UPSC, Dr Subba Rao has taken the charge of Surveyor General of India in August, 2010. During his professional career in SOI Subba Rao has handled various works involving topographical surveys, fair mapping, Photogrammetric surveys, digital cartography and GIS related activities. He has also executed the survey of 540 kms pipeline for Gas Authority of India Ltd., India Ltd from Guna in M.P. to Dadri in UP, which ran through very tough terrain of the country including Chambal Valley.
Manish Choudhary
Vice President and Managing Director
Pitney Bowes Software (India)

Manish Choudhary works as Managing Director for Pitney Bowes Software (India) and Vice President, Solutions Development for PB World Wide Engineering. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and managing complete range of operations and overseeing the delivery and execution of Pitney Bowes vision & strategy in India. After having worked at PB Software headquarters in New York for more than 10 years in various positions, Manish moved to India as an expatriate in 2007 to setup India operations. He is responsible for PB R&D, Global Professional Services, Sales, Marketing and Support based out of Noida along with General Management of India operations. Manish holds an MBA from Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Los Angles and Executive MBA from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore and also a part of Harvard Business School’s executive education program.
Rakesh Verma

Rakesh Verma pioneered the digital maps and GIS industry by setting out on a mission to digitally map out India. And since 2004, MapmyIndia has revolutionized the consumer navigation market in India by releasing innovative products and services, starting with the internet portal and recently launching in-car and mobile phone GPS navigation. In 1993, he was exposed to the emerging field of GIS, and recognized the potential benefits of GIS to businesses, the government and individual people. Armed with this foresight and a desire to participate in India’s development, Rakesh led MapmyIndia’s pioneering effort in creating a complete digital map of India. The effort was started from scratch because no digital maps were available for India at that time. Rakesh was recently appointed as a member to the Government of India’s Committee on GIS.

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