New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a Press communication today that it is organising a series of web seminars (webinars) from today, 10 December, in the run-up to DefExpo 2020. The 11th edition of the biennial flagship event will be held in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow from 5-8 February 2020.
The webinars will be conducted by leading luminaries namely Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman, G Satheesh Reddy; Chairman & MD Bharat Forge Ltd, Baba Kalyani; Founder & President of Synergia Foundation Tobby Simon, IIT Bhilai Director & Member of Artificial Intelligence Task Force for Defence; Dr Rajat Moona; and Dr Kota Harinarayana. Officials from MoD Department of Defence Production & Invest India will also be in attendance.
The webinars will focus on path-breaking topics and will be streamed worldwide, said the MoD, adding that the topics will be of academic interest and relevance to Defence, aerospace and security industry, academia and student fraternity.
The details of the webinars, schedule, speakers’ profile, brief on the topics and the link for participation for each session are available on DefExpo 2020 website. The webinars will be streamed live on YouTube and recordings will also be made available on the DefExpo website.
DefExpo 2020 will cover the complete spectrum of the country’s aerospace, Defence and homeland security interests. The themes are ‘India – The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’.
The Expo will focus on bringing to the forefront digital advances in the industry, and providing a platform for drivers of such transformation to come together.