The conference is planned as a two-day event which will include inaugural, plenary, parallel and valedictory sessions. GCCS 2017 will have 4 plenary sessions based on the 4 core themes and parallel sessions based on 12 sub-themes. These would be a mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions, along with side events and pre events.
Opening and valedictory sessions
The two-day conference will start with a 75 minute long opening ceremony graced by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The valedictory ceremony will be of 1.5 hour duration.
A total of four plenary sessions are planned which will consist of 4-5 high profile speakers. The sessions will be of 1.5 hours duration; the themes for the sessions are:
- Cyber4Growth: Transformed role of Governments- Regulator to Enabler leading to technology led inclusive and sustainable growth.
- Cyber4DigitalInclusion: Bridging the digital divide - Empowering by Technology led Inclusiveness.
- Cyber4Security: Guiding global collaborations and partnerships essential for ensuring a safe and secure cyber space.
- Cyber4Diplomacy: Diplomacy in Digital Age.
These are sessions focusing on specific details under the borad topics of plenary or other sessions. Each session will consist of 4-5 speakers/panellists along with a moderator. A total of 12 parallel sessions (3 sessions simultaneously) are planned, each of one hour duration. Some of the topics for parallel sessions are - Securing Digital Payment Ecosystem - Role of Block chains and related Technologies, Digital Technologies : Enabler for the differently-abled, Idea of open and free internet for all etc.
Renowned national and international speakers have been invited for the plenary and parallel sessions. Based on stakeholder discussion, eminent speakers have been identified from industry, academia, think tanks, government, civil society etc.
Broad invitee/delegate categories
The following categories of delegates and speakers/domain experts are being invited:
- Ministerial delegates from various countries
- Cyber Experts from International and industry bodies
- Industry captains
- Cyber/ICT experts from Academia (both national and international)
- Cyber specialists from Civil Society organizations including national and international think tanks.
- Senior Government representatives
Selected participants by invitation