Time Event
8:00am - 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome Remarks
Patrick Hale, Director, System Design and Management Fellows Program, MIT
9:15am - 10:00am 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.
10:00am - 10:45am 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.
10:45am - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am - 11:45am 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.
11:45am - 12:30pm 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.
12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch & Networking
Learn about innovations at MIT and their application in India over a sumptuous Indian lunch.
1:15pm - 2:00pm 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.
2:00pm - 2:45pm 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
2:45am - 3:00pm Coffee Break
3:00pm - 3:45pm Investing in India
Akhil Gupta (Chairman, Blackstone India) and Dr. Antoinette Schoar (Professor, MIT) will discuss how investors are navigating the Indian markets.
3:45pm - 4:45pm 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.
4:45pm - 5:00pm Coffee Break
5:00pm - 6:00pm 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.
6:00pm - 7:15pm 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?
7:15pm - 7:30pm Closing Remarks and Reception