National DefTech Summit 2023

JUNE 09, 2023, 09.30 AM | LE MERIDIEN, NEW DELHI

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Dhaksha Unmanned Systems

Supporting Partner

Big Bang Boom Solutions

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Drone Federation of India

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GESIA IT Association Gujarat

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The need for modernisation in defence organisations worldwide has increased due to the challenges of an increasingly threatening and complex geopolitical environment. To maintain a competitive military edge, defence forces are placing greater emphasis on building newer capabilities, enhancing visibility across assets, and modernising infrastructure related to defence technology. Reforms, defence production, and new technology development initiatives are critical to ensuring that the Defence Forces are well-equipped to deal with modern-day security threats.

Decision-makers' ability to collect, compile, sort, analyse, and share vast amounts of information is crucial for the success of defence strategies. Tactical speed in comprehending, adapting, and responding to threats can make a significant difference between success and failure. Defence organisations globally are leveraging innovations in defence technology to gain a competitive edge.

With the Prime Minister's call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, there is a renewed emphasis on building indigenous capabilities and modernising the defence infrastructure. Join the National DefTech Summit 2023, a national platform for thought leaders, innovators, and decision-makers from the defence industry where they explore the latest trends and technologies that can help enhance defence capabilities and maintain a competitive edge.


Indigenous capabilities in DefTech Space

Next-gen technologies (AI/ML) for Defence Forces

Power of Data Management for Defence Sector

Zero Trust Security Architecture for Airgap Networks

Digitising Defence Procurement and Production

Digital First Approach for the Defence PSUs

Digital Skill Development & Capacity Building for Defence Forces

Role of Startups in Defence Innovation and Modernisation

Role of Drones in Aerospace, Defence and Security

DIT, Data Center, AFNET, Integrated Air Command and Control System

Army Integrated Decision Support System (AIDSS)

Defence Exports for 5 trillion economy


Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS

Ex-Defence Secretary, Government of India

Former Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria

Chief Nodal Officer, Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC)

Lt. Gen Vinod G Khandare

Principal Adviser to the Ministry of Defence, Government of India

Lt Gen Anil Kumar Bhatt

Director General, Indian Space Association (ISpA)

Dr. Omkar Rai

Executive Chairman, Startup Odisha

Air Marshal BR Krishna

Former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), Indian Air Force

Vice Admiral SN Ghormade

Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Government of India

Lt. Gen AP Singh

Former Director General Army Air Defence, Government of India

Lt. Gen R K Anand

PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM - (Rtd), Director General, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies

Rear Admiral Guninder Singh Jawanda

Former DG, Weapons And Electronics Systems Engg Estb (WESEE), Indian Navy

Commodore B K Munjal

VSM, (Retd.), Advisor(Defence) GeM

Dr. Saurabh Gupta

Joint Secretary, National Intelligence Grid, Ministry of Home Affairs

Col. Surender Kumar Rohilla

Col (SDA), Technical Support Group, Standard Development Authority, Ministry of Defence

Maj Gen Lav Bikram Chand

(Retd), Corps of Signals, Indian Army

Maj Gen Anukul Chandra

AVSM (Rtd), Advisor, AFVs and Member, Land Sysytems Group Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Lt Col Anthony Selva Kumar

(Retd), Program Director, iDEX, Ministry of Defence

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer – IIT Kanpur FIRST & AIIDE

Ashok Wadhawan

Jt President & Head Land System, Defence & Aerospace, Adani Group

Shri Arun Ramchandani

Executive Vice President, L&T Defence

Lt Col Amitabh Bhardwaj

Joint Director, Defence Image Processing and Analysis Centre (DIPAC)

Cdr. Aditya Varma

Director Innovation & Transformation, Indian Navy

Maj Gen Dr. Rajan Kochhar

VSM, Former MGAOC Central Command, India Army; Vice Chairman, NCNB

Shri Luis Carlos Molinero

Country Manager, Meltio

Shri Sandeep Bhambure

Vice President and Managing Director, India & SAARC, Veeam Software.

Smt. Meenakshi Shrivastava

Wing Commander, Indian Air Force

Smt. Kanupriya Karki

Wing Commander, Indian Air Force

Smt. Nupur Jain

Squadron Leader, Indian Air Force

Smt. Deepti Goswami

Fomer Squadron Leader, Indian Air Force

Major Isleen Kaur

Indian Army

Lt Cdr Tavishi Singh

WBD, Indian Navy

Smt. Nisha Tijare

Head IS - India & SAARC, Veeam Software

Shri Smit Shah

President, Drone Federation of India

Col Manik Anand

PO (Aerospace System), Ministry of Defence

Wg Cdr P Madhusoodhanan

Vice President - Aerospace & Defence, Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor, TIDCO

Shri Ramanathan N

CEO & Director, Dhaksha Unmanned Systems

Dr R Shivaraman

Founder, Big Bang Boom Solutions

Shri Venkat Sai

Technical Director, Zuppa Geo Navigation Technologies

Shri Vivek Mishra

CEO & Co-Founder, Raphe mPhibr

Shri Pankaj Khurana

Partner, Public Sector, Government and Defence, EY India


  • Building indigenous capabilities in the defence sector
  • Modernisation & Innovation for DefTech Infra
  • Building a Robust Digital Foundation for Defence Forces
  • Harness the power of next-gen technology and innovation to secure the future military edge
  • Power of Data for Defence Sector
  • Role of Startups in Defence Innovation and Modernisation
  • Reimagining Cyber Security for Defence Sector

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Integrated Tech for Safe City in New Normal

Modern Workflows for Digital India

Data Management for Public Sector

Data Visualization to track and analyze Welfare Schemes

Anywhere Government – Hybrid Workplace

Digital Foundation for Government IT

  • Skill Development & Capacity Building for Defence Forces
  • Shedding the Archaic Norms for Defence Modernisation
  • Digitising Defence Procurement and Production
  • Decrypting growing role of drones in security and defence
  • Future Ready Defence Industry - Industrial Automation to Industrial Autonomy
  • Catalysing India's Defence Exports for 5 trillion economy
  • Stainless Steel for India's Defence


  • Ministers
  • Secretaries
  • Officials from Army/Navy/Air Force
  • Officials from the Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Defence Production
  • DRDO
  • Army Technology Board
  • Technology Development Fund
  • Defence PSUs
  • NTRO
  • National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC)
  • Aviation Firms
  • Defence Service Providers/Banking
  • Defence Experts
  • Defence Consultant
  • Telecom Services

Why You Should Participate

  • Enrich your knowledge on latest development in technology
  • Network and connect with experts, speakers and attendees
  • Engage with your peers and share your views
  • Hear DefTech leaders views on Defence Sector
  • Give your feedback on each session
  • Know India's DefTech transformation journey



Tech Observer is a premium monthly technology news magazine published from New Delhi that brings a critical perspective and analysis from a wide spectrum of government technology, enterprise IT, start-ups, telecom and consumer electronics. The magazine focuses on all aspects of technology usage in government organisations, the public sector and enterprises, with special emphasis on the role of influencers such as senior government officials, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and IT heads.


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Shalini Shukla
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