Telecom Manthan 2018 from TSSC and Voice&Data to bring together telecom ecosystem and talent pool


Telecom industry is all set for radical transformation with several challenges and opportunities. The year 2018 could set a pathbreaking phase for the industry with a potential for creating 8.3 million job opportunities in the next 5 years with greater penetration in the rural market, as quoted in the KPMG Report. While lower margins and reduced profits could be a challenge, initiatives like Digital India and Smart Cities will bring in widespread adoption of digital technologies. (The date of the event is yet to be finalized)

In this backdrop, Voice&Data, in association with Telecom Sector Skill Council, is organizing a one-day seminar Telecom Manthan 2018. The seminar will bring on the same platform all the stakeholders, Business and technology Decision Makers along with Telco Ecosystem (service providers, hardware manufacturers), CXO’s of HR/Customer/Entrepreneur/BD/Ops/Networks/Training (service providers, hardware and software companies, manufacturers, app developers), start-ups, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities, debate and brainstorm ideas, and share experiences about how to build technology skills and capabilities that will help achieve the dream of Digital India, Make in India, Design in India, and Start up India.

The Telecom Manthan 2018, is set to be a vibrant brainstorming session involving all the Stake holders i.e. Telecom industry, Livelihood seekers, Academia, Training Partners and Government to articulate their views and chart-out the way forward for the following- challenges and opportunities, Emerging New Technologies, The way forward for Telecom space for academia and students and emerging opportunities for new job roles and skills.

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Highlights of Telecom Manthan 2018

1 day Forum and Recognitions; 300+ Telecom Decision makers; 3 Power packed Panel Discussions and sessions; 3 Key note sessions; Break-Out sessions; Awards & Recognitions

Audience Profile: Decision Makers from Telecom Industry; Skill Ecosystem Professionals; Senior hierarchy of Academia; Senior HR Professionals and L&D Experts; Training PartnersStudents/ Employment seekers; Entrepreneurs

Verticals: CXO’s/Decision makers from the Telecom Industry; CXO’s/Senior Bureaucrats from the Skill Ecosystem; Chairman/Directors/Deans/HOD hierarchy of Academia; Senior HR professionals and Learning & Development Expert; Owners/Senior Managers from Training Partners; Students/Employment Seekers Entrepreneurs

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Keynote Session 1: Telecom as a driver of change- Challenges and Opportunities

Telecom has been the biggest driver of change in various dimensions: potent job creator, powerful tool for enhancing business productivity, growth agent for social change and inclusion, driver and enabler for digital transformation, and an important contributor to GDP. The dynamics of the telecom sector characterized by technology shifts, emerging business models, and new skills requirements poses many challenges but also bears many opportunities.

Panel Discussion 1: Emerging telecom requirements- Enabling students to be job ready

The underlying technologies in telecom are changing rapidly and so are the new skills required by the sector. The telecom sector now requires advanced network engineering skills in 4G and 5G, skills in cloud computing and mobility applications, skills in new areas such as IoT and analytics, and many more. These changes have to reflect in changes in the curriculum so that the output from institutions are ready to get into the job market. Skills should also be augmented through external mechanisms.

Keynote Session 2: Managing the Talent supply chain- Synergizing Industry- Academia Relationships

Industry academia linkages are always a win-win. But the whole industry would get benefitted only if linkages are institutionalized; isolated cases won’t help move the needle. To maximize the value of talent, human resources need to be viewed as assets in the supply chain, wherein these assets have to be enriched in value through skill development. We need to create mechanisms for exchange of value between the academia and the industry.

Panel Discussion 2: How can industry and academia leverage their respective expertise to deliver skilled workforce and entrepreneurs in the telecom sector

The academia and industry need to leverage their respective expertise to create a thriving environment for mutual success. The academia creates talent through formal methods of programmed learning, research, consulting, while the industry creates and operates market models by performing various business functions through the use of capital and employing human talent. To create effective synergy between them, we need to have mechanisms to leverage the respective strengths.

Keynote Session 3: Emerging Skill Ecosystem for ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skill India’

We need to align human talent with the demands of the industry and national development programs like Digital India through an integrated ecosystem approach for skill development and quality assurance of personnel, development of competency-based frameworks for standards, curriculum and skills assessment.

Panel Discussion 3: The present scenario of the skill ecosystem and the way forward for Powering the Skill Ecosystem in collaboration with all Stakeholders

The TSSC believes in adopting an integrated ecosystem approach for skill development and quality assurance of personnel for the telecom industry, development of competency-based frameworks for standards, curriculum and skills assessment. What are the priority initiatives that the industry and council are working on?

Telecom Manthan 2018: Breakout Sessions

Session 1 : Internet of Things & Network Security

Internet of Things will ensure millions if not billions of devices to interconnect. Mobile phone will drive the growth of telecommunications. Related technologies will take Centre stage and telecom companies will have to adapt to this explosion. There is a major need to upgrade the skills of the workforce, especially at the top end of technologies. The telecom industry needs to embrace this trend and look at technical and operational innovations that will not only ensure quick but also secure adaptation in terms of security overlays : Network/Cyber/Application Security.

Session 2 : Applications & Mobility

Today, content, service and product deliveries are taking the major share of the telecommunication revenues as opposed to the core services. Terminal usage of data and telecom services is shifting on to handheld devices in terms of applications. Mobility would become a key enabler as the nation moves towards a true Digital India. Access to services and ease of usage would become the major differentiator in the ever increasing competition and would collectively take us closer to the GOI’s vision.

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