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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 innovative ideas and practical solutions adopted by different entities - government, big corporations and emerging start-ups - to empower the country with increased access to digital 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

Minister of Information Technology and Law and Justice, Government of India

Ravi Shankar Prasad

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

 

 

You can also know more about our past speakers in 2016 below

 

 

Arvind
Subramanian

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

Arvind Subramanian

Indian Govt. Chief Econonomic Adviser

Bazmi
Husain

CTO of ABB Group, ABB India Limited

Bazmi Husain

CTO of ABB Group

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

Ashish
Hemrajani

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

Ashish Hemrajani

Founder-CEO of BookMyShow.com

Sorin
Grama

Co-Founder, Director, and CTO, Promethean Power Systems Inc. USA

Sorin Grama

Founder-CTO of Promethean Power Systems

Nishant
Rao

COO Freshdesk

Nishant Rao

COO Freshdesk

Vivek
Prabhakar

Co-Founder and CEO of Chumbak

Vivek Prabhakar

Founder-CEO of Chumbak

Shubhra
Chadda

Co-Founder of Chumbak

Shubhra Chadda

Co-Founder of Chumbak

Akash
Bhatia

Co-Founder and CEO, Infinite Analytics. MIT Sloan Alumni

Akash Bhatia

Founder-CEO of Infinite Analytics

Venkat
Maroju

CEO at SourceTrace Systems

Venkat Maroju

CEO of SourceTrace Systems

Anjana
Reddy

Managing Director, Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd. (USPL)

Anjana Reddy

MD of Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd.


 

 

 

Learn more about some of our past speakers by clicking on them.

 

Shivshankar
Menon

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

Shiv Shankar Menon

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

Nadir
Godrej

Chairman Godrej Agrovet, Managing Director of Godrej Industries

Nadir Godrej

Sanjay
Kirloskar

Chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

Sanjay Kirloskar

Neeraj
Singhal

Head of Expansion for India and the Subcontinent at Uber

Neeraj Singhal

Akhil
Gupta

Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group and Chairman of Blackstone India

Akhil Gupta

Antoinette
Schoar

Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Antoinette Schoar

C.P.
Gurnani

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra

C.P. Gurnani

Rishi
Jaitly

India Market Director at Twitter, Inc.

Rishi Jaitly

Srikanth
Nadhamuni

CEO and co-founder of Khosla Labs and Adviser to the UID Authority of India

Shrikanth Nadhamuni

Ashutosh
Varshney

Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, and the Director of the Brown-India Initiative at Brown University

Ashutosh Varshney

Milan
Vaishnav

Associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Milan Vaishnav

 

REGISTRATION

 

Ticket sales will begin in the end of February. Stay tuned!

 

INFORMATION

Venue



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

Nearby 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

For further information on accommodations, as well as information about historical tours, restaurants, and shopping in Boston, visit the  Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call 617-536-4100.

Directions


Public Transportation directions are available here

Driving directions are available here

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.

 

SPONSORS

We’d like to sincerely thank our sponsors for making this event possible through their support.
For exploring sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at mitindiaconference@mit.edu

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