Workshop on Public Safety in the Digital Age

By C-DEP Team

Event Details

Public safety challenges have globally assumed paramount importance in the human societies across the world. Public safety has myriad dimensions and manifestations for the human lives. With the advent of digitalisation, the complexity of ensuring public safety has become more acute and poses far more challenges to the law enforcement agencies.
The workshop seeks to address some of the key aspects that the societies are confronted with and brings out as to how technological interventions can make the public safety regime much more secure, civil, and conducive to humanity.


  • Academia (Professors, PhD Scholars of IIT, Students from relevant departments)
  • Industry
  • Senior Beaurocrats from the Government of India
  • Senior Police Personnel
  • Naval Officers


Date and Time

  • 26th July, 2023 from 10 AM onwards.

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C-DEP (Centre for Digital Economy Policies):’s objective is to bring together the finest brains in Academia and Industry to formulate draft policies on the Digital Economy that will help the economic growth and prosperity of India. We collaborate with thought leaders from across the world, for the purpose of supporting and sensitizing the Government of India in its various initiatives to make India a global digital industry hub.


Axon Inc.
Axon Inc. was founded in 1993 as TASER International by brothers Rick and Tom Smith. The company’s initial product was the TASER, a non-lethal weapon that uses electrical current to temporarily disable a person. The TASER was invented by Jack Cover, who sold the rights to the company in 1993.

Axon has since diversified into a number of other products and services for law enforcement, including body cameras, digital evidence management systems, and mental health support platforms.

The vision of Axon is to “Protect Life”.

IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi):
IIT Delhi, a prestigious institution, serves as a common ground that unites academia, research, and industry. With its unparalleled expertise, it fosters collaborations and innovations, driving advancements across various domains. As a hub for academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and industry partnerships, IIT Delhi plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of technology and knowledge.

Programme Schedule


Time Session
10:00 – 10:15 AM Lamp Lighting
10:15 – 10:20 AM Welcome Remarks
Mr. SS BASU, Director, Western Asia, Axon Public Safety India Pvt. Ltd.
10:20 – 10:45 AM Key Note Speech: Public Safety- Challenges and Technology Intervention
Mr. OP Singh, IPS, IPM, PPM, Former Director General, NDRF, CISF, State of UP
10:45 – 11:00 AM Session 1- Road Safety: An Integral Component of Public Safety
Prof. Geetam Tewari, TRIP, IIT Delhi
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Session 2- Personal Body Armor – New Horizons of Human Safety
Prof. Naresh Bhatnagar, Dean, R & D, IIT Delhi
11:25 AM – 11:50 AM Session 3 – Innovation, Indigenisation and Incubation Opportunities in the Defence – Sharing the Naval Perspective
Rear Admiral Ankur Sharma, NM, Director General, WESEE (Weapons & Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment)
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM Tea Break
12:05 PM – 12:30 PM Session 4 – Public Safety in Digital Age-Global Best Practices
Mr. Christopher Kirby, Global Head of Sales, Axon Inc.
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Session 5- Digital Technology and Public Safety
Dr. RK Mitra, Principal Advisor, C-DEP
12:55 PM – 1:20 PM Session 6- Industrial Safety and Security: An Indian Perspective
Mr. Gopal Prasad Choudhary, Senior Vice President and Group CSO, Vedanta Group
1:20 PM – 1:35  PM Interactions with Participants (Q & A Session)
1:35 PM – 1:50 PM Vote of thanks
Mr. Prateek Rajshekhar, AXON India Private Limited
1:50 PM onwards Lunch