MIT INDIA CONFERENCE

Pioneering Innovation

April 8, 2018

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

The theme of the 2018 conference was “Pioneering Innovation.” It highlighted India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explored how they are transforming the economic, social, and technological landscape of India.

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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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

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