IAMAI’s India Digital Summit to focus on New Pillars of Digitalization


The 13th season of the event this years panned across two days will kick-start on 17th January, 2019 at The Lalit, Delhi.

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is back with its annual flagship property — India Digital Summit (IDS) 2019. The 13th season of the event this year spanned across two days will kick-start on 17th January, 2019 at The Lalit, Delhi. The central theme for IDS this year is – ‘Mission 2022 – New Pillars of Digitalization.

As the country steps into a new digital era, witnessing exponential growth and cutting–edge technologies, the event aims at exploring the latest innovations, and the ideas behind them. The summit will host eight separate programs; with four running parallel on each day. While the first day will host ‘Investor conference’, ‘FinTech’, News & Media and Emerging Tech simultaneously in separate halls. While the second day will host parallel tracks of ‘Future of Work’, ‘StartupCon’, ‘Future of Marketing’ and ‘Future Tech’.

In keeping with the theme of IDS 2019, IAMAI is presenting StartupCon, an exclusive platform for start-ups across the industry from anywhere in the country. The platform will offer an ideal opportunity for start-ups to showcase their products and business models in front of a whole galaxy of investors to seek funding beyond 1 crore INR for their next round of growth.

India is a much younger country today & its buoyancy is visible across sectors. Entrepreneurship is the new mantra as the country’s outlook turns more and more global. Over the years, IAMAI has been in the forefront, ensuring startups get the right platforms besides supporting showcasing breakthrough solutions to the industry’s finest honchos and mentors.

The Summit would be attended by several high-profile government officials and industry stalwarts like­ Shri. RS Sharma, Chairman, TRAI, Aruna Sundararajan, Chairman, DCC & Secretary (T), DoT, Shri. Amit Khare, Shri. Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission of India , Rajan Anandan, Chairman, IAMAI & Managing Director, Google India, Deep Kalra, Founder, Chairman & Group CEO, Makemytrip, among others.

Top honchos across the industry will share their thoughts highlighting the new pillars that will structure ‘digitisation’ for India. The Summit will offer a common platform to academia, industry policy-makers, users and analysts to interact with each other and clearly define a roadmap for a digitised economy by 2022. Some of the key Speakers for summit include:

YASHISH DAHIYA, Co-Founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar

ABHIRAJ BHAL, Co-Founder, UrbanClap

VIREN SHETTY, Executive Director, Narayana Health

DILIP RS, Country Manager, Alexa Skills

DINESH AGARWAL, Founder, IndiaMart,

NAVEEN SURYA, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council,

SHRI. G PADMANABHAN, Non-Executive Chairman, Bank of India

VISHPALA REDDY, Regional HR Director – APAC, Uber


Over the two-days, delegates will get an opportunity to attend sessions and discussions across varied sectors which includes tech, marketing, customer experience, fintech and insurance besides networking with the who’s who in the industry.

This year, IAMAI has assembled the digital sections of FMCG, BFSI and other payment platforms to provide an arena to unify the voices, and fashion a pathway to strong digital economy by 2022, led by tech innovators who have achieved milestones digitally in various sectors such as fintech, entertainment and e-commerce.

The summit will deliberate the key initiatives that brought about a paradigm shift towards digitisation across platforms, boost in the consumption of entertainment, and the advent and power that start-ups claim today. The usage dynamics of KYC, the future of Aadhar, shutting down of ATMs and the implications of tokenisation would be some of the hot topics that will be discussed with immense vigour.

Additionally the Summit will also delve into key issues being faced by the industry, while allowing delegates to interact freely to outline the objectives that will help achieve the common goal of widespread digitization.

IAMAI’s annual Summit has gained increasing significance over the years for being the unprecedented dais that has nurtures innovation and technological developments across sectors, that has a pervasive impact in the global arena. The flagship event has built for itself a strong reputation of being the ideal body to host eminent personalities and industry veterans in digital and affiliated space.

About IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India)

The Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, but in the last 12 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile & digital payments among others. Thirteen years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of over 250 Indian and MNC companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.