MIT India Conference 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
ABOUT THE 2017 MIT INDIA CONFERENCE
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.
8am - 6pm
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome Address by MIT-India
Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance and Director, MIT India Program
Keynote Address (via Videoconference)
Current Union Minister of Information Technology and Law and Justice
Panel: Startup India: Envisioning The Next Chapter
What’s the next chapter of the startup ecosystem in India: can it continue to grow or will it shrink? Will moonshot ideas gain prominence or will 2017 be the year of consolidation and inevitable correction? What sectors will enable the next wave of billion-dollar valuations? What aspects of this year’s Union budget impact the startup scene in India and how? What’s the best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors?
Senior Lecturer in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder and President of Aspari Capital (Moderator)
Panel: Leveraging Technology for Social Impact
Can technology serve as a catalyst to alleviate some of India’s biggest problems? How can it enable change at the bottom of the pyramid? What are the latest technologies that are disrupting poverty and what are their limitations in creating a lasting impact? Leaders from the for-profit, non-profit, and public sector discuss how they are leveraging technology and digitization to impact millions of lives.
Founder & CEO, EdCast; Founder Code For India and Co-Author of ‘Financial Inclusion at Bottom of the Pyramid’
Former Joint Secretary of Ministry of Rural Development and current chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Vice-Chair of the Board of the American India Foundation [AIF]; CEO & Chairman RAGE Frameworks
Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management & Lecturer at Harvard Medical School (Moderator)
Product Demo and Networking Session
Working Lunch Series
Keynote Address: Fireside Chat
Renowned Indian Economist and Former, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission
Vice President of Open Learning, co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT and Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT
Panel: Imagining India 2030: Building Innovative Corporations
Technological disruption is fundamentally transforming how major industries operate. How are big corporations innovating to remain relevant in the game? How will India’s role change in the world economy in the next 15 years? Which sectors will drive growth and innovation? Senior leaders from big corporations discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the current wave of digital transformation, IoT and other disruptive technologies.
CEO, Citizence; former senior advisor in Obama Administration and Author of “The India-US Partnership: $1 Trillion By 2030”.
Vice President of Open Learning and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (Moderator)
Keynote: The Disruptive Future of Media
Shraysi Tandon, a new york based filmmaker and journalist discusses the ‘disruptive future of media in this digital era’ with two award winning film makers and producers – Shekhar Kapur and Anurag Kashyap