Dignitaries and Speakers

The Conference will bring together several dignitaries and speakers from India and abroad who are active in the FOSS domain. The following Conference and Session Keynote Addresses are scheduled:

  • Open source Software as the Basis to Create National Software Assets, Prof. SV Raghavan, Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Delhi (by Videoconference)
  • The Importance of the ICT Ecosystem in the Current Economic Crisis, Prof. Martin Fransman, Founder-Director, Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies, University of Edinburg

Other speakers at the plenary and breakout sessions include:

  • Ms. Nina Paley, Independent Film maker, US (remote participation)
  • Mr. Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical, UK (remote participation)
  • Ms. Dorothy Gordon, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre for ICTs, Accra, Ghana
  • Mr. S. Ramakrishnan, ex-DG, CDAC, GoI
  • Ms. Judy Okite, FOSS for Africa (FOSSFA), Kenya
  • Mr. Keutlwile Leso, FOSSFA, South Africa
  • Mr. Fernando Botelho, Brazil (remote participation)
  • Prof. Rahul De, IIM Bangalore
  • Prof. Sebastian Morris, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Dr. M. Sasikumar, CDAC, Mumbai
  • Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair, Kerala University
  • Dr. Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project
  • Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, IIT Bombay
  • Prof. H├ęctor Rodriguez Figueredo, University of Information Sciences, Havana, Cuba
  • Mr. Lepesh Parat, Zestybeanz, Technopark, Trivandrum
  • Mr. Amarnath Raja, IEEE Global Committee on Humanitarian Technologies
  • Mr. Anvar Sadath, IT@School, Kerala
  • Mr. Prasanth Sugathan, SFLC, New Delhi
  • Mr. Uriel Deveaud, Auroville
  • Mr. M.Arun, FSF-India
  • Mr. Arun Joseph, Texas Instruments
  • Mr. Dilip Kumar, Tenet Technetronics, Bangalore
  • Mr. Vinod Nambiar, Vayali Group
  • Mr. Anil Nair, Cinesoft
  • Ms. Mini Ulanat, CUSAT
  • Dr. G. Venkatesh, Bangalore Robotics
  • Mr. Abdulla Hisham, Foradian Technologies

As a matter of its internal policy to encourage dematerialization and to reduce energy & resource consumption, ICFOSS encourages remote participation in its programs.