MIT INDIA CONFERENCE

Thank you for taking part in our conference. Details on the 2019 Conference will be announced soon.

April 8, 2018

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

Since 2011, the MIT India Conference has brought together visionaries from various industries, including government, energy, finance, social impact, technology, and the film and media industry.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are excited to announce our keynote lineup for the 2018 Conference.

Ananth Narayanan

Ananth Narayanan

CEO, Myntra & Jabong / India’s Hottest 40 under 40 Business Leaders, The Economic Times

Ashish Chauhan

Ashish Chauhan

CEO & Manager Director, BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) / Former CEO, Mumbai Indians / Former CIO, Reliance Group

Guneet Monga

Guneet Monga

CEO, Sikhya Entertainment / Film Producer: The Lunchbox, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Gangs of Wasseypur I & II / 12 Women Achievers in Global Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter

Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

Founder, Deshpande Foundation / President & Chairman, Sparta Group LLC / Life Member, MIT Corporation

Kirthiga Reddy

Kirthiga Reddy

Formerly Managing Director, Facebook India and South Asia / Managing Global Client Partner & Emerging Markets Lead, Facebook

Prithviraj Chavan

Prithviraj Chavan

Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra / Former Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences, Government of India

R Balki

R. Balki

Film Director: Padman, Ki & Ka, Paa, Cheeni Kum / Producer: English Vinglish

Rekha M. Menon

Rekha M. Menon

Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India / India's Top 20 Women in Business, Fortune India 2017

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

CEO and Executive Director, HCL Corporation / Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation / Director, HCL Technologies / Forbes - The World's 100 Most Powerful Women In 2017

Vani Kola

Founder & Managing Director, Kalaari Capital / India's Most Powerful Business Women in 2017, Fortune India

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Anantha P. Chandrakasan

Anantha P. Chandrakasan

Dean, MIT School of Engineering

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Associate Professor, MIT Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Mala Ghosh

Melanie Mala Ghosh

Managing Director, MIT-India & MIT-South Asia

Robert Stoner

Director, MIT Tata Center / Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative

S.P. Kothari

S.P. Kothari

Director, MIT-India / Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

Shraysi Tandon

Filmmaker and Journalist

Urmi Samadar

Director of Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management

SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 8

8:00 - 9:00am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 - 9:15am

Introduction & Welcome by Conference Chairs

9:15 - 9:20am
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Impact of MIT India Program

Melanie Mala Ghosh

Managing Director, MIT-India & MIT-South Asia

9:20 - 9:30am
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Welcome Address

S.P. Kothari

Director, MIT - India / Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

9:30 - 10:10am
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in Public Policy

Prithviraj Chavan

Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra

Moderated by:

S.P. Kothari - Director, MIT - India / Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

10:10 - 10:20am
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Pioneering Innovation in Technology / Impact of MIT

Anantha P. Chandrakasan

Dean, MIT School of Engineering

10:20 - 11:00am
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in Corporations & Human Capital

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

CEO and Executive Director, HCL Corporation / Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation / Director, HCL Technologies

Moderated by:

Anantha P. Chandrakasan - Dean, MIT School of Engineering

11:00 - 11:10am
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Pioneering Innovation in Education

Anant Agarwal

CEO, edX

11:10 - 11:50am
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in AI & Work

Rekha M. Menon

Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture India

Moderated by:

Anant Agarwal - CEO, edX

11:50am - 12:50pm

Lunch

Network with other attendees and meet the MIT Legatum & MIT Tata Fellows, who will be showcasing their innovations.

12:50 - 1:00pm
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Impact of the MIT Tata Center

Robert Stoner

Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative / Director, MIT Tata Center

1:00pm - 1:40pm
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation for Inclusive Growth

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

Founder, Deshpande Foundation / President & Chairman, Sparta Group LLC / Life Member, MIT Corporation

Moderated by:

Robert Stoner - Director, MIT Tata Center / Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative

1:40 - 2:30pm
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in the Indian Economy

Ashish Chauhan

CEO & Manager Director, BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) / Former CEO, Mumbai Indians / Former CIO, Reliance Group

Moderated by:

S.P. Kothari - Director, MIT - India / Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

2:30 - 2:40pm
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Pioneering Innovation in Transportation

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Associate Professor, MIT Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2:40 - 3:20pm
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in Digitization and Emerging Economies

Kirthiga Reddy

Managing Global Client Partner Emerging Markets Lead, Global Partnerships, Facebook / Former Managing Director of Facebook India and South Asia / 1st Facebook India employee

Moderated by:

Hamsa Balakrishnan - Associate Professor, MIT Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

3:20 - 3:40pm

Tea Break

3:40 - 3:50pm
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Impact of MIT Sloan Action Learning

Urmi Samadar

Director of Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management

3:50 - 4:30pm
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy

Vani Kola

Founder & Managing Director, Kalaari Capital

Moderated by:

Urmi Samadar - Director of Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management

4:30 - 4:40pm
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Pioneering Innovation in Healthcare

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

4:40 - 5:20pm
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Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in Fashion & E-Commerce

Ananth Narayanan

CEO, Myntra & Jabong

Moderated by:

Anjali Sastry - Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

5:20 - 6:45pm

Keynote Address: Pioneering Innovation in Film & Entertainment

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R. Balki

Film Director: Padman, Ki & Ka, Paa, Cheeni Kum / Producer: English Vinglish

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Guneet Monga

CEO, Sikhya Entertainment / Film Producer: The Lunchbox, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Gangs of Wasseypur I & II, Masaan

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Shraysi Tandon

Filmmaker and Journalist

GOLD SPONSORS

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

SILVER SPONSORS

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BRONZE SPONSORS

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Media Partners

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TEAM

Meet the Team Behind the MIT India Conference

Co-Chairs

Vice Presidents

Alan Sage

Masters in City Planning 2019

Anandana Kapur

Fulbright Fellow, Open Documentary Lab

Prasad Savarapu

Sloan Fellow 2018

Prem Prakash Sharma

Sloan Fellow 2018

Puneet Jain

Supply Chain Management 2018

Rahul Nechlani

Leaders for Global Operations 2018

LOGISTICS

LOCATION

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

PARKING

FREE PARKING

-Free street parking on Sundays available around the MIT Media Lab (exceptions posted on parking signs).

PAID PARKING

-Marriott Hotel (50 Broadway.Cambridge, MA)
-One Memorial Drive Garage – (Entrance is on Memorial Drive)
-4 Cambridge Center – (Entrance on Ames St. or Broadway)

DIRECTIONS

Public Transportation

SUBWAY

The Media Lab is located on the Red Line at the “Kendall/MIT” stop of the subway. At the Kendall/MIT stop, you will surface on Main Street in Kendall Square. Landmarks include the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop. Facing Main Street, with the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop to your back, proceed right (west) to the first traffic light. This is the intersection of Main Street and Ames Street, with Legal Seafoods on the corner. Turn left onto Ames Street. The Media Laboratory is about halfway down the block, the second building on the left at 20 Ames Street. It is a large, contemporary, white-tiled building.

DRIVING

FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE

Exit at “Brighton/Cambridge.” Follow signs to Cambridge. The Doubletree Hotel will be on your right. Go straight over the bridge into Cambridge (on River Street) and take your first right onto Memorial Drive. The Charles River will be on your right. Go straight on Memorial Drive, staying to the left and going over the overpass at the Boston University (B.U.) Bridge (past MicroCenter). Staying in the left lane, pass under the next bridge, which is the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). The first street after that bridge, to the left, is Ames Street – but it is one way in the wrong direction. You will have to take the second left (sign says Kendall Square) onto Wadsworth Street. Take the first left onto Amherst Street. On Amherst Street, take the third right onto Ames Street. The Media Laboratory is the second building on your right. It is a large, contemporary, white-tiled building.

FROM LOGAN AIRPORT

Leaving the airport, take the Sumner Tunnel to 93 North. Exit right off of 93 at the Cambridge/Storrow Drive exit. When the ramp splits, bear right following signs to Storrow Drive. Exit left at the Kendall Square exit. At the traffic light, go right onto the Longfellow Bridge. Follow Main Street (Main flows into Broadway) and take a left at the second set of lights (Ames Street). The Media Laboratory will be on your left about a block and a half down Ames Street. Logan International Airport’s Web site provides up-to-the-minute information on weather, construction and traffic.

FROM ROUTE I-93

From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT. At the end of the bridge, turn right on to Memorial Drive. The first street after that bridge, to the left, is Ames Street—but it is one way in the wrong direction. You will have to take the second left (sign says Kendall Square) onto Wadsworth Street. Take the first left onto Amherst Street. On Amherst Street, take the third right onto Ames Street. The Media Laboratory is the second building on your right. It is a large, contemporary, white-tiled building.

ACCOMMODATIONS

BOSTON MARRIOTT CAMBRIDGE HOTEL

2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 | Phone: (617) 494-6600 Toll Free: (800) 228-9290

THE KENDALL HOTEL

350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 | Phone: (617) 577-1300

LIBERTY HOTEL

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114 | Phone: (617) 224-4000 Toll Free: (866) 507-5245

RESIDENCE INN CAMBRIDGE

6 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 | Phone: (617) 494-1885 Toll Free: (800) 331-3131

FAQ's

What is the MIT India Conference?

Since 2011, the MIT India Conference has brought together visionaries from various industries, including technology, finance, social impact, energy, healthcare, media and government.

What is the theme of the 2018 Conference?

This year’s theme is Pioneering Innovation. The conference will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explore how they’re transforming the economic, social, cultural and technological landscape of India.

Who organizes the conference?

This is a completely student-run conference. The organizers are students from all across MIT.

Why should I attend the conference?

The conference is a great opportunity to learn about the key technological and innovation trends in India, hear from some of India’s biggest thought leaders, and get to know more about the great work that MIT is doing in India. This is also a great networking opportunity.

Do I need to be an MIT student in order to attend?

No, everyone is welcome to register and buy tickets, and take part in this important discussion.

How do we sponsor the conference?

We welcome potential sponsors for the conference, and ask that you get in touch with us by emailing us at mitindiaconference@mit.edu

What is the dress code for the conference?

Business Casual

Will my ticket amount be refunded if I can’t attend the conference?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer any refunds. Sorry!

Who do I contact for general questions?

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