MIT INDIA CONFERENCE

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

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The MIT India Conference 2017 aims to highlight the key social, business, and political challenges, practices, and innovations that are shaping India today and tomorrow. Through discussion and dialogue, we endeavor to create a platform that connects East and West, with the aim of educating and preparing the next generation of world leaders.

 

Details

WHEN: April 9, 2017.
8AM - 6PM.
See full schedule here.

WHERE: MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA.
More information about venue and directions here.

Digital India

This year's conference theme is “Digital India” and our discussions will focus on how the digital and technological revolution is changing the social, political and economic landscape of the country. We will also explore disruptive innovations and practical solutions adopted by different entities - government, big corporations and emerging start-ups - to empower the country with increased access to different technologies, services and information to make the vision of Digital India a reality.

Features

An influential lineup of 2017 speakers confirmed with many more to be added! See our '16 & '15 speakers here.

 

SPEAKERS

 

 

We are excited to announce several inspiring speakers for 2017. Stay tuned for updates and additions to the list!

 

 

Ravi Shankar
Prasad

Hon'ble Minister of Information Technology and Law and Justice, Government of India

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Hon'ble Minister of Information Technology and Law and Justice, Government of India

Montek Singh
Ahluwalia

Indian Economist and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Indian Economist and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission

Shekhar
Kapur

Director, Producer, and Actor

Shekhar Kapur

Director, Producer, and Actor

Anurag
Kashyap

Film Maker, Producer, and Actor

Anurag Kashyap

Film Maker, Producer, and Actor

Ananth
Narayanan

CEO, Myntra and Jabong and Ex-Director, McKinsey

Ananth Narayanan

CEO, Myntra and Jabong and Ex-Director, McKinsey

Kartik
Varma

Investor and Co-founder PropTiger.com

Kartik Varma

Investor and Co-founder PropTiger.com

Mahesh
Murthy

Marketer, Investor, and Commentator; Cofounder and Managing Partner, Seedfund

Mahesh Murthy

Marketer, Investor, and Commentator; Cofounder and Managing Partner, Seedfund

Vish
Mishra

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Director - TiE

Vish Mishra

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Director - TiE

Gita
Rao

Senior Lecturer in Finance; Founder & President at Aspari Capital

Gita Rao

Senior Lecturer in Finance; Founder & President at Aspari Capital

Karl
Mehta

Founder and CEO, EdCast and Code For India

Karl Mehta

Founder and CEO, EdCast and Code For India

Santhosh
Mathew

Chairperson, NCTE, Ministry of HRD and former Joint Secretary Ministry of Rural Development

Santhosh Mathew

Chairperson, NCTE, Ministry of HRD and former Joint Secretary Ministry of Rural Development

Venkat
Srinivasan

Founding CEO and Chairman of RAGE Frameworks, Vice Chair of Board of Directors, American India Foundation (AIF)

Venkat Srinivasan

Founding CEO and Chairman of RAGE Frameworks, Vice Chair of Board of Directors, American India Foundation (AIF)

Anjali
Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Sumant
Sinha

Founder Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power; Ex-CFO, Aditya Birla Group & CEO, Aditya Birla Retail

Sumant Sinha

Founder Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power; Ex-CFO, Aditya Birla Group & CEO, Aditya Birla Retail

Rob
Stoner

Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative, and Founding Director, Tata Center

Rob Stoner

Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative, and Founding Director, Tata Center

Sanjay
Sarma

Professor, Dean of Digital Learning & Co-founder Auto-ID Center at MIT

Sanjay Sarma

Professor, Dean of Digital Learning & Co-founder Auto-ID Center at MIT

S P
Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management

S P Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management

Amit
Midha

President and Executive VP, Dell Asia-Pacific & Japan

Amit Midha

President and Executive VP, Dell Asia Pacific & Japan

Anish
Shah

Group President, Mahindra Group

Anish Shah

Group President, Mahindra Group

Nishith
Acharya

CEO, Citizence; Former Senior Advisor in Obama Administration

Nishith Acharya

CEO, Citizence; Former Senior Advisor in Obama Administration

Sudhanshu
Vats

Group CEO, Viacom 18

Sudhanshu Vats

Group CEO, Viacom 18

Shraysi
Tandon

New York-based Documentary Filmmaker and Journalisty

Shraysi Tandon

New York-based Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist

 

 

The following are some of the past speakers at the MIT India Conference:

 

 

Arvind
Subramanian

Current Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and Indian economist

Arvind Subramanian

Indian Govt. Chief Econonomic Adviser

Gururaj
Deshpande

Co-Founder and Chairman Sycamore Networks. Chairman of A123Systems, Tejas Networks, HiveFire, Sandstone Capital, and Sparta Group. Board member of Airvana

Gururaj Deshpande

Founder-Chairman of Sycamore Networks

Narayana
Murthy

Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Infosys

Narayana Murthy

Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Infosys

Raghuram
Rajan

Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Raghuram Rajan

Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Shivshankar
Menon

Indian diplomat, Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Shiv Shankar Menon

Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Dr. Isher Judge
Ahluwalia

Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Dr. Isher Judge Alhuwalia

Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Nadir
Godrej

Chairman Godrej Agrovet, Managing Director of Godrej Industries

Nadir Godrej

Managing Director of Godrej Industries

Sanjay
Kirloskar

Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

Sanjay Kirloskar

Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

Neeraj
Singhal

Head of Expansion for India and the Subcontinent at Uber

Neeraj Singhal

Head of Expansion for India and the Subcontinent at Uber

C.P.
Gurnani

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra

C.P. Gurnani

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra

Rishi
Jaitly

India Market Director at Twitter, Inc.

Rishi Jaitly

India Market Director at Twitter, Inc.

Ashish
Hemrajani

Founder-CEO of Bookmyshow.com, India's Largest online movie and events ticketing brand

Ashish Hemrajani

Founder-CEO of Bookmyshow.com
 

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INFORMATION

Venue



MIT Media Lab (E14), 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Nearby Accommodations


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Contact Us


If you have any questions, comments, concerns, suggestions, etc., please feel free to contact the MIT India Conference team at:

MITIndiaConference2017@mit.edu

Learn more about the MIT India Conference Organizers here.


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