MIT India Conference 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
ABOUT THE 2015 MIT INDIA CONFERENCE
The MIT India Conference 2015 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.
8am - 7:30pm
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
A New India in a Changing World
Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, and the Director of the Brown-India Initiative at Brown University
Founding Team Member, MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design | Professor, MIT's Sloan School of Management
Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning and Director of the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS)/ Humphrey Fellows Program at MIT
Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Director, Icahn Institute of Genomics for Multiscale Biology at the Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Registration and Breakfast
Patrick Hale, Director, System Design and Management Fellows Program, MIT
Foreign Policy of a New India
Former National Security Advisor and Architect of Indo-US Nuclear Deal, Shivshankar Menon, discusses India's foreign policy and world politics.
Economic Reforms 2.0
Mr. Nikhil Meswani, Executive Director, Reliance Industries, and Dr. Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, MIT, discuss the road ahead for economic reforms in India.
Can India Be The Next Manufacturing Miracle
Sanjay Kirloskar, Chaiman Kirloskar Industries and Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Professor, MIT discuss the path ahead for Indian manufacturing industry.
Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Indian Culture
His Holiness Radhanath Swami, a Vaishnava monk and renowned writer, social activist, and teacher, shares his learning of the value of Indian culture.
Lunch and Networking
Learn about innovations at MIT and their application in India over a sumptuous Indian lunch.
Urban Planning and New Technology
The aspiration for urban technological innovations is to bring efficiency in service delivery, transparency in governance and allocation of resources, and perhaps fuel a new urban imagination. Isher Ahluwalia (ICRIER), John Werner (MIT, Media Lab), Dr. Bish Sanyal (MIT, panel chair) will discuss how this urban retrofitting shape a new Urban India and what are the challenges ahead.
Indian IT Industry - Higher Value or Lower Cost
Mr. C. P. Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra and Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Professor, MIT will discuss the trends, opportunities, and challenges for the IT industry
Investing in India
Akhil Gupta (Chairman, Blackstone India) and Dr. Antoinette Schoar (Professor, MIT) will discuss how investors are navigating the Indian markets.
Affordable Healthcare in India
1.2 billion Indians require quality yet affordable healthcare. K. Sridharan (President, Sankara Eye Care Institutions), Dr. Milind Mahajan (Director of Genomics, Mount Sinai), and Deloitte Principals Nitin Mittal and Amit Agarwal will discuss the road ahead.
Understanding India's Tech Consumer
Anand Daniel (Accel Partners), Neeraj Singhal (Head of Expansion, Uber India), Rishi Jaitly (Market Director, Twitter India), and Srikanth Nadhamuni (CEO and Founder, Khosla Labs) discuss behaviors and peculiarities of the Indian consumer.
Elections 2014: Has Politics Changed Forever?
Noted luminaries Dr. Ashutosh Varshney (Director of the Brown India Initiative) and Dr. Milan Vaishnav (South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discuss the impact of elections 2014. Is this a cyclical turn or a structural shift to the right?