NextGen Cities Hyderabad: Chief Guest

Shri Kadiyam Srihari
Shri Kadiyam Srihari
The Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister & Minister Education, Govt of Telengana

NextGen Cities Hyderabad: Key Speakers

Shri Rajiv Sharma
Shri Rajiv Sharma
Chief Secretary Govt of Telangana
Shri K Keshava Rao
Shri K Keshava Rao
MP (TRS) Govt of Telangana
Shri M G Gopal
Shri M G Gopal
Principal Secretary Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Govt of Telangana
Shri M. Dana Kishore
Shri M. Dana Kishore
Secretary, Housing, Govt of Telangana
Shri Sunil Sharma
Shri Sunil Sharma
Secretary Transport, Roads & Buildings, Govt of Telangana
Smt. Ranjeev R Acharya
Smt. Ranjeev R Acharya
Principal Secretary Higher Education, Govt of Telangana

Shri Srinath Chakravarthy
Shri Srinath Chakravarthy
Vice President & Regional Head, NISG
Dr Sudhir Krishna, Former Secretary
Dr Sudhir Krishna
Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
Gigo Joseph
Gigo Joseph
CEO, Kochi Smart City

The debate about urban renewal and planning cities of the future, the Smart Cities, is conducted within the boundaries of governance, infrastructure and technology. However, this debate often ignores the most critical fourth dimension, the people who define the city. Governance Now NextGen Cities Conclave, with focus on Technologies for People-centric Urban Development aims to relocate the debate and take it back to basics that governance, infrastructure and technology are but tools to enable citizens to unlock their potential to create cities of their imagination and need.


While the Telangana Minister of Information Technology Shri KT Rama Rao recently launched the state’s first public Wi-fi in the run-up to make Hyderabad a Global Smart City, the state government is pushing to develop Khammam as a smart city under the proposed 100 smart cities programme mooted by the Government of India. Besides, Telangana has also identified Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Vikarabad and Warangal as the other five towns for the smart cities project.


It is also important to note that the Telangana state government has decided to set up an advanced “Smart Health City” in Bibinagar of Nalgonda district on the outskirts of Hyderabad and the Chief Minister Shri K Chandrashekhar Rao has already allocated about 400 acres of land for the same. The state government is also exploring the possibility of developing an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) as part of the Hyderabad smart city plan.


With the draft concept note on Smart City Scheme clearly identifying institutional infrastructure, physical infrastructure and social infrastructure as the three pillars of next generation urban development, it is clear that the cities of tomorrow will be a mix of smart infrastructure and smart government that can empower people in government, businesses, and the community through innovation to build a more sustainable city across economic, environmental, and social spheres. The initiative assumes more importance as the contribution of urban areas to the India’s GDP has already crossed the 60% mark and is expected to touch 75% by 2031.


The NextGen Cities Conclave aims to explore the socio-psychological aspects of technology-enabled next-generation cities that can empower people in government, businesses and the community to create a more sustainable urban infrastructure across economic, environmental, and social spheres.


Broad Themes

With the world undergoing a massive urbanisation and more and more people moving to cities to build better lives — not just to seek better jobs but also for higher education and advanced innovation in healthcare, science, and energy — the engines of new ideas and businesses that drive breakthroughs and economic growth.


What this means is that the Next Generation of cities or the Smart Cities need to meet the raising expectations of citizens, businesses as well as the civic authorities and government agencies that are constantly being challenged by the growing aspirations.


Key Discussion Points
  • Intelligent urban infrastructure
  • Smart economic infrastructure
  • Adequate sanitation facilities
  • Waste and sewerage management system
  • Public safety infrastructure
  • Efficient citizen service delivery
  • Intelligent & integrated transportation management system
  • Smart utilities: energy and water management solutions
  • Education, health and social services
  • Sustainable & environment friendly development



09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Guest Registration and Welcome
Inaugural Session
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Welcome Note: Shri Kailashnath Adhikari, Director, Governance Now, SAB TV Group
Opening Address: Shri MG Gopal, Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development , Govt of Telangana
Special Address: Dr Sudhir Krishna, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
Keynote Address: Shri S Niranjan Reddy, Vice Chairman, Telangana State Planning Board, Government of Telangana
Plenary 1
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Panel Discussion: Developing Smart Cities in Telangana
Moderator: Shri Mohammad Athar, Associate Director, PwC India
Shri T Vijaya Kumar, Joint Secretary, School Education, Government of Telangana
Dr Janardan Reddy, Commissioner & Director, Municipal Administration, Govt of Telangana
Dr Sudhir Krishna, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
Shri Aamer Ahmed, Middle-East President(South Arabia), Telangana Information Technology Association
Shri Subrata Das, Industry Director, Public Services, SAP India
12:30 AM – 12:45 AM Q&A
Plenary 2
12:45 PM – 01:00 PM Smart Cities Success Story
Shri Gigo Joseph, CEO, Kochi Smart City
01:00PM – 01:20 PM Good Governance through e-Governance
Shri Srinath Chakravarthy, Vice President, NISG
Shri RanaPratap, Vice President, Telangana Information Technology Association
01:20 PM – 01:40 PM Smart Mobility by Shri NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited
01:40PM – 02:00 PM Valedictory Address by Dr K Keshava Rao, MP, Rajya Sabha
02:00 PM – 02:05 PM Closing Remarks
02:05 PM Onward Networking Lunch

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