Agenda

The Future of Technology: Resilience and Partnerships

10:00 AM-10:10 AM Welcome Remarks
Speakers: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India
10:10 AM-10:13 AM Welcome to Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Speakers: S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India
10:13 AM-10:16 AM Special Address
Speakers: Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
10:18 AM-11:10 AM Inaugural Conversation: Geopolitics of Technology
The pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to the global supply chains and has also sharpened our awareness of global interdependence in the sphere of technology. India is at the forefront of digital transformations that has every potential to re-shape global designs and advances. Recognizing this, the session will explore how India can influence change in the existing multilateral institutions and global governance forums
Speakers: S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India
Moderator: C. Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
11:10 AM-11:15 AM Address
Speakers: Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities, Government of the United Kingdom
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Panel: Beyond Borders: Science & Technology Cooperation in the Quad
The plurilateral Quad grouping has adopted a proactive agenda to collaborate on new and emerging technologies and work together on the Quad fellowship to begin a new chapter of educational and people-to-people cooperation. To further this cooperation, this session will explore avenues of setting up a virtual network that can facilitate scientific exchanges for a more collaborative innovation ecosystem.
Speakers: K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist, Government of Australia
Yoichiro Matsumoto, Scientific and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan
Allison Schwier, Acting Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
Moderator: Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
12:15 PM-12:45 PM Conversation: Building India’s Technology Resilience
The Indian Ministry of Defense has recently introduced new measures to make India self-reliant in defense production. This session will discuss initiatives that the Indian government is adopting to foster innovation in the defense sector and the challenges to achieving self-reliance.
Speakers: Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary of India
Moderator: Suyash Rai, Deputy Director & Fellow, Carnegie India
12:45 PM-01:15 PM Conversation: Investing in Technology: A Roadmap for Economic Growth
Large enterprises around the world are now looking at information technology not as a cost driver but a business driver. Investment in digital and cloud transformation is on the rise. This session will discuss the internal and external changes companies can make, as well as the concerns they must keep in mind, while exploring these transformations in an effort to stimulate economic growth.
Speakers: Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Infosys
Moderator: Anirudh Burman, Associate Research Director & Fellow, Carnegie India
01:15 PM-02:15 PM Panel: Virtues of Setting up a Quad-Startup Hub
Recognizing the significant economic and societal disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Quad nations are spearheading initiatives to foster innovation and accelerate growth. This session will explore trends in the critical and emerging technologies of the future and identify related opportunities for cooperation, including the potential to setup a Quad start-up hub.
Speakers: Jitendra Vijay, Chief Executive Officer, MEITY Startup Hub
Neel Bhatia, Director & Head, Startup Ecosystem and Strategic Initiatives, Intel India
Alexander Slater, Deputy Managing Director, US-India Business Council
Moderator: Smita Sharma, Contributing Editor, India Ahead News
02:15 PM-03:15 PM Panel: Securing Vaccine Supply Chains: Partnerships & Resilience
Greater collaboration amongst all stakeholders, including suppliers, customers, logistics providers, and others is needed to develop resilient supply chains for effective distribution of vaccines globally. This session will discuss the importance of such partnerships and the role of technology in improving supply chain flexibility to address random and high-impact events.
Speakers: Mahima Datla, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Vaccines & Branded Formulations, Biological E Limited
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon
Robin Davies, Head, Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, Government of Australia
Moderator: Neeraj Jain, Country Director, PATH India
03:15 PM-04:15 PM Panel: Fragmentation: The Future of the Geopolitics of Data
When it comes to data, most nations are choosing regional and bilateral agreements over larger multilateral agreements, to facilitate data flows. This session will discuss this shifting trend and explore various countries approaches to facilitating global data flows.
Speakers: Katherine Charlet, Director, Data Governance, Google
Ralf Sauer, Deputy Head of Unit for International Data Flows, DG Justice, European Commission
Michael Nelson, Senior Fellow, Technology & International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Rahul Jain, Head, Public Policy (Digital & Devices), India, Amazon
Moderator: Malavika Raghavan, Senior Fellow for India, Future of Privacy Forum
04:30 PM-04:45 PM Keynote: Ed Tech: The Future of Digital Education in India
Speakers: Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, Government of India
04:45 PM-05:00 PM Keynote: Strategic Value of Unified Payments Interface (UPI)
Speakers: Ritesh Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, NPCI International Payments Limited
05:00 PM-06:00 PM Panel: Unified Payments Interface (UPI): Building Digital Highways
India has been eyeing the global market with countries like Singapore, Bhutan, Philippines, and Kenya looking to build digital infrastructures to facilitate quick and efficient digital payments. This session will discuss the benefits of adoption of UPI abroad and the challenges it faces in other geographies with different business and political landscapes.
Speakers: Umang Moondra, Secretary, Singapore Fintech Association
Roberto de Oliveira Campos Neto, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
Ritesh Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, NPCI International Payments Limited
Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp
Aparajita Srivastava, Partner, Ikigai Law
Moderator: Sahil Kini, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Setu
06:00 PM-06:50 PM Panel: Cryptocurrencies: The Future of Technology and Regulation
Regulatory reactions to cryptocurrencies range from crackdowns (China) to uncertainty (India) to a positive embrace (El Salvador). From relatively humble beginnings, Cryptocurrencies today command a market capitalization of nearly $2 trillion. They have spurred both imagination and innovation among the industry as well as central banks. Cryptocurrencies seem poised to stay. This session will unpack their conceptual foundations, future of the technology, risk perceptions of regulators, and possible pathways to navigate the promise, and the perils, of cryptocurrencies.
Speakers: Subhash Chandra Garg, Strategist (Economics, Finance, and Fiscal Policy)
Robert Greene, Nonresident Scholar, Asia Program and Cyber Policy Initiative, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Vivan Sharan, Partner, Koan Advisory
Moderator: Priyadarshini D, Associate Fellow, Carnegie India
06:50 PM-07:20 PM Conversation: The Future of Fintech in India
India is at the forefront of the fintech revolution with its citizens adopting paperless lending, mobile wallets, internet banking, and secure payment gateways. However, fintech also comes with its fair share of challenges concerning cybersecurity and the tensions that exist between the working model of modern fintech firms and that of traditional financial institutions. This session will explore how fintech is forming the future of next-generation financial solutions while navigating the existing financial landscape.
Speakers: Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog
Moderator: Rajesh Bansal, Chief Executive Officer, Reserve Bank Innovation Hub
07:20 PM-07:35 PM Keynote: Innovation and the Next Half Billion
Speakers: Rajesh Bansal, Chief Executive Officer, Reserve Bank Innovation Hub
07:35 PM-08:05 PM Conversation: The Future of India’s Digital Transformation
The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the pace of digitalization and technology adoption in India. The India Stack, a layered API structure created through a public-private partnership, was the driver of the first wave of digitalization in the country. This session will explore the opportunities and the possible routes forward for the next step in India's burgeoning digital economy.
Speakers: Sahil Kini, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Setu
Asha Jadeja Motwani, Founder, Motwani Jadeja Foundation
Moderator: Mridul Sharma, Investment Promotion Officer, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
08:05 PM-08:10 PM Closing Remarks

Technology & Innovation: Roadmap to Sustainability and Inclusion

10:20 AM-10:25 AM Opening Remarks
10:25 AM-10:30 AM Welcome Remarks
Speakers: Anupam Ray, Joint Secretary (PP&R), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
10:30 AM-10:50 AM Conversation: Enhancing Digital Connectivity: Fostering Tech Partnerships
Strategic tech partnerships are now a major element of any country’s foreign policy and are central to a continuously evolving digital world. However, varied approaches to technological development, and different political and economic priorities threaten the scope of such partnerships. The session will identify areas of collaboration to strengthen such tech partnerships focusing on technical standards, 5G diversification, and technology supply chains, among others.
Speakers: Tarun Chhabra, Special Assistant to the President of the United States & Senior Director, Technology and National Security, National Security Council, The White House
Moderator: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India
10:50 AM-11:03 AM Keynote: Unified Health Interface (UHI): Partnering for the Future
Health Stack in India was introduced to digitize the health system and make it more transparent and robust. In India, where only 1% of GDP is spent on healthcare, ensuring access to digital healthcare services seems to be a massive challenge. This session will discuss ways in which the UHI can be scaled up domestically and prospects for its export to other countries.
Speakers: Ram Sewak Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
11:03 AM-11:15 AM Intervention: Cybersecurity Governance in the Digital Age
The joint statement from the Quad leaders released in September this year mentions collaboration in the cyber space with a pledge to work together to combat cyber threats, promote resilience, and secure critical infrastructure. Recognizing this new avenue of cooperation, the session will provide an opportunity to discuss ways to advance work between government and industry to adopt and implement shared cyber standards, develop secure software, build workforce and talent, and promote the scalability and cybersecurity of secure and trustworthy digital infrastructure.
Speakers: Johanna Weaver, Director, ANU Tech Policy Design Centre
11:15 AM-12:30 PM Panel: Cloud Governance: Tackling Cybersecurity Challenges
For businesses transitioning to cloud, robust security is imperative to protect data, systems, and applications from theft, leakage, corruption, and deletion. The session aims to discuss ways in which practitioners and policymakers can maximize the cybersecurity benefits provided by cloud service providers and minimize the cybersecurity risks.
Speakers: Alok Joshi, Former Member, National Security Advisory Board
Chinenye C. Chizea, Chief Information Security Officer, National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria
Latha Reddy, Co-chair, Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace
Mark Johnston, Head of Security, Customer Engineering, Google Cloud APAC
Moderator: Gunjan Chawla, Programme Manager, Technology and National Security Team, Centre for Communication Governance & Non-resident Research Fellow, Centre on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center
12:30 PM-12:40 PM Ministerial Intervention: Skilling and Inclusion
Speakers: Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
12:40 PM-01:45 PM Panel: AUKUS: Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation
A new security partnership, AUKUS, with Australia, UK, and the US will deliver nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. This represents a significant new strategic development for Asian and global security and has implications for nuclear nonproliferation policy. This session will discuss the implications of this new trilateral security partnership and will also explore its geopolitical impact on the future of nuclear nonproliferation.
Speakers: Rory Medcalf, Professor & Head, National Security College, Australian National University (pre-recorded message)
Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
James Acton, Jessica T. Mathews Chair & Co-director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow & Head, Nuclear Security Project, Centre for Air Power Studies
Moderator: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India
01:45 PM-02:45 PM Panel: Building a Technology Innovation Hub: Lessons from Karnataka
Karnataka has managed to turn Bengaluru and the surrounding areas into a vibrant ecosystem for technology and innovation. There have also been significant efforts to extend this ecosystem to the State as a whole. This session will discuss lessons that can be replicated to build innovation hubs in other parts of the country.
Speakers: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon
TV Mohandas Pai, Co-founder and Chairman, Aarin Capital
Moderator: RK Misra, Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie India
02:45 PM-03:05 PM Conversation: Leveraging Technology to Fight Future Pandemics
New technologies can play a pivotal role in preventing any future risks to global public health and help mitigate the perils of the coronavirus pandemic. This session will explore how new technologies can help promote research and development in the bioscience sector, essential for pre-empting and preventing future pandemics.
Speakers: Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology, Christian Medical College
Moderator: Shruti Sharma, Senior Research Analyst, Technology & International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
03:05 PM-03:35 PM Conversation: The Internet of Tomorrow
Speakers: Ajit Mohan, Vice-President and Managing Director, India, Meta
Moderator: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India
03:35 PM-03:40 PM Ministerial Intervention: Strengthening Technology Partnership: Future of India-Brazil Ties
As two large emerging economies, India and Brazil could work together in areas of emerging technologies through sharing of best practices and undertaking joint research in areas of mutual interest. This session will provide an opportunity to explore areas of mutual interest and possible bilateral and multilateral collaborations, such as BRICS, to deepen cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear and space technologies, information and communication technology, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and healthcare, among other things.
Speakers: Sergio Freitas de Almeida, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations of Brazil
03:40 PM-03:47 PM Ministerial Intervention: India & Slovenia: Building Toward a Green Future
Over the last three decades the relationship between India and Slovenia has only continued to grow stronger. The two countries celebrate thirty years of diplomatic relations next year. This session seeks to explore how India & Slovenia can further collaborate, especially in the development of high-tech and clean technologies.
Speakers: Anze Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia
03:50 PM-04:10 PM Keynote
Speakers: Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Corporation
04:15 PM-05:15 PM Panel: Reaching a Trillion Dollar Digital Economy
The Indian government, that launched the Digital India programme in 2015, is now planning to leverage growing opportunities in manufacturing, engineering, and digitalization to drive the trillion-dollar digital economy vision. However, it faces a few challenges such as delays in development of infrastructure, rural connectivity, digital literacy, and data security, among many others. This session will discuss possible roadblocks to achieving the trillion-dollar mark and potential solutions to bridge those gaps.
Speakers: Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chief Executive Officer & Chairperson, Salesforce
Manish Sabharwal, Executive Vice-Chairman, TeamLease Services Limited
Moderator: Venkatesh Hariharan, India Representative, Open Invention Network
05:15 PM-05:45 PM Conversation: Global Retail Supply Chains
The onset of the pandemic has brought to the forefront national and global vulnerabilities in the retail supply chains. Most countries around the world are therefore working toward creating resilient supply chains. These developments provide India an opportunity to draft smart industrial policies and promote investments to become a part of the global supply chains. This session aims to understand the role of technology in creating resilient supply chains and explore ways to strengthen India’s role in global retail supply chains.
Speakers: Pritam Banerjee, Logistics Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Abhijit Kamra, Director, Global Trade, Amazon India
Moderator: Aruna Sharma, Practitioner Development Economist & Former Secretary-Steel, Government of India
05:45 PM-06:30 PM Keynote: The Future of Technology: Resilience and Partnerships
Speakers: Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Government of India
Moderator: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India
06:30 PM-07:15 PM Talk: Leveraging Technology: Promoting Equitable & Inclusive Education
The system of education in India presents complex and multidimensional issues, primarily due to the growing population and the corresponding increase in the demand for education. This session will discuss how we can address these issues by scaling and strengthening the role that technology plays in the Indian education system, to provide quality education in an equitable manner.
Speakers: Shankar Maruwada, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, EkStep Foundation
07:15 PM-07:20 PM Closing Remarks

Glocalizing Emerging Technologies: Building Digital Capabilities

10:10 AM-10:15 AM Opening Remarks
10:15 AM-10:40 AM Conversation: India's Digital Partnerships with France
Speakers: Cedric O, Minister of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, France
Moderator: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India
10:40 AM-10:50 AM Ministerial Intervention: Fourth Industrial Revolution: Harnessing Synergies Between India & Vietnam
Indo-Vietnam Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People Agreement signed last year highlighted that the economic and development partnership between the two countries will be driven by new technologies, innovation, and digitization. The agreement emphasized the need to harness synergies between India’s Digital India mission and Vietnam’s Digital Society vision. To further the partnership between the two countries, the session will deliberate ways to deepen cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear and space technologies, information and communication technology, sustainable agriculture, vaccines, and healthcare, among other things.
Speakers: Nguyen Huy Dung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
10:50 AM-11:03 AM Keynote
Speakers: V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India
11:03 AM-11:10 AM Address
Speakers: Victoria Grand, Vice President, WhatsApp
11:10 AM-11:40 AM Conversation: Future of Digital Infrastructure in Asia
In the past few years, Asia has been the engine for growth in digital, telecom, and other e-services. India especially has experienced an impressive development in its digital infrastructure as well. This conversation will discuss the significance of developing digital infrastructure in Asia.
Speakers: Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
Takayuki Morita, President and Chief Executive Officer, NEC Corporation
Moderator: Kanav Monga, Managing Director, Virgo Corporation
11:40 AM-11:45 AM Intervention: Digital Technologies and Sustainability
Digital technologies have the potential to contribute toward the achievement of sustainable development goals. While governments, on the one hand, are developing strategy and regulation to promote sustainable development, businesses, on the other, are adopting digital technologies to advance sustainability. This session will discuss policies and investments that companies are investing in, such as innovative cloud solutions, to ensure resilience which is imperative to building a sustainable and inclusive future.
Speakers: Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP
11:45 AM-12:40 PM Conversation: Cloud and Sustainability: Transitioning to a Greener Future
Businesses are slowly transitioning to cloud with an objective to enhance efficiency, innovate responsibly, and reduce the carbon footprint of their operations. This session will explore the financial, security, agility, and environmental benefits through cloud and ways in which it can enable new innovations for the benefit of this planet.
Speakers: Ken Haig, Energy and Environment Policy, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Amazon Web Services
Rajkumar Buyya, Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Lab, University of Melbourne
Ariel Levite, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program and Cyber Policy Initiative, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Moderator: Jennifer Davis, Visiting Scholar, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
12:40 PM-01:40 PM Panel: Future of Encryption
Given the increasing regulatory focus on encryption around the world, a myriad of technical alternatives or solutions are being proposed to mitigate societal harms. This session will focus on what these solutions are, how likely they are to succeed and what is the best way forward to resolve some of inherent tensions between lawful access and user safety.
Speakers: Marshall Erwin, Chief Security Officer, Mozilla
Mallory Knodel, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology
Yashovardhan Azad, Chairman, DeepStrat and Former Special Director, Intelligence Bureau
Udbhav Tiwari, Non-Resident Scholar, Carnegie India
Moderator: Anirudh Burman, Associate Research Director & Fellow, Carnegie India
01:40 PM-02:45 PM Panel: The World We Live In
How best do we define the world that we live in? This conversation is designed to analyze the changing nature of multilateralism and the diplomatic, technological, and economic disruptions currently underway. Conventional analysis suggests that the current disruptions have fundamentally re-wired diplomatic advances, remodeled supply chains, and paved the path for economic protectionism. Yet are these sound assumptions? What policy strategies can countries and technology companies develop to navigate this complex environment? What differential impact will these changing circumstances have on the developed and the developing world?
Speakers: Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Andrew McCosh, DG, Office for Science and Technology Strategy, Cabinet Office, Government of the United Kingdom
Jim Balsillie, Chair, Centre for International Governance Innovation & Board Member, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Moderator: Indrani Bagchi, Associate Editor & Diplomatic Editor, The Times of India
02:50 PM-03:45 PM Panel: Building an AI Nation
Several countries, including India, have been investing in developing their AI technologies and related policy strategies. The session will discuss the scope of policies that are needed to drive AI innovation and proliferation in sectors beyond merely consumer goods and information technology.
Speakers: Abhishek Singh, President & Chief Executive Officer, National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
Andrew W. Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation
Manish Gupta, Director, Google Research, India
Raluca Csernatoni, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe
Moderator: Jibu Elias, Content and Research Lead, INDIAai
03:45 PM-04:00 PM Keynote
Speakers: Vijay Gokhale, Nonresident Senior Fellow & Former Foreign Secretary of India
04:00 PM-04:45 PM Panel: Enhancing Digital Connectivity in the Indo-Pacific: Opportunities for India-EU-ASEAN
The European Union (EU), India, and ASEAN nations should establish mutually beneficial relationships, promote investments, and facilitate exchanges in the Indo-Pacific which is home to a vibrant digital ecosystem. This session will explore tangible steps to build such partnerships to enhance sustainable and secure digital connections that support resilient digital economy in the Indo-Pacific.
Speakers: Valentina Superti, Director of DG GROW’s Directorate for Ecosystems II: Tourism & Proximity
Renu Pall, Additional Secretary (New Emerging and Strategic Technologies), Ministry of External Affairs
Le Quang Lan, Director, Market Integration Directorate, the ASEAN Secretariat
Moderator: Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology, Observer Research Foundation
04:45 PM-06:00 PM Panel: Building Data Protection Authorities
India is working towards a national privacy legislation. The effectiveness of this legislation will be defined by the effectiveness of the proposed Data Protection Authority. This session will discuss how countries should approach building a data regulator, best practices, and what lessons can be learnt from global experiences.
Speakers: Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal
Michael Pisa, Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
Miriam Wimmer, Director, Brazillian Data Protection Authority, ANPD
Andrea Jelinek, Chairwoman, European Data Protection Board
Melinda Claybaugh, Privacy Policy Director-Legislation, Facebook
Moderator: Suyash Rai, Deputy Director and Fellow, Carnegie India
06:00 PM-06:10 PM Ministerial Intervention: Leveraging Green Technology: Roadmap to Sustainable Development
The 6th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report published in August this year highlighted the severe consequences of continuing the present trajectory of growth and innovation. Countries therefore need to find sensible compromises to support global action on climate change, with carbon offsetting being one alternative. The session will discuss new partnerships and technologies, and deliberate prospects of funding innovations that can create a cleaner, brighter, and more equitable economic future.
Speakers: Alan Finkel, Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology
06:10 PM-06:45 PM Panel: Technological Innovation for Sustainable Development
The economic agenda of nations and companies are increasingly become climate friendly. Digital technology’s transformative potential is being increasingly leveraged to ensure a sustainable future. The session will focus on technologies that companies can leverage to focus more on the adoption and promotion of green tech for sustainable and inclusive development.
Speakers: Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Banyan Nation
Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP & Managing Director, SAP Labs India
Viveka Risberg, Program Director, Sustainable Production & Consumption, AxFoundation
Moderator: Michael Nelson, Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
06:45 PM-07:05 PM Conversation: E-commerce for the Next Half Billion
Innovations in digital technologies along with development of faster internet networks has resulted in accelerated digital transformation and increased reliance on e-commerce. To meet ever-increasing demands of an online shopper, advanced technological practices are being implemented at every point of the supply chain. This session will explore how online and offline retail models are merging on the back of technology and driving digitization for millions of businesses.
Speakers: Gowree Gokhale, Partner, Nishith Desai
Chetan Krishnaswamy, Vice President, Public Policy, Amazon
Moderator: Ramesh Abhishek, Former Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
07:05 PM-07:15 PM Keynote: Open Digital Ecosystem
Open Digital Ecosystems (ODEs) are seen as a new kind of digital public infrastructure that allows for transformative community-built solutions, based on a robust governance framework. India has been an exemplar in this field with its efforts to build Aadhar, UPI, and CoWIN. As India witnesses a rise of ODEs across sectors, this session seeks to understand the potential for ODEs in India.
Speakers: Abhishek Singh, President & Chief Executive Officer, National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
07:15 PM-07:20 PM Intervention: Open Digital Ecosystem
Open Digital Ecosystems (ODEs) are seen as a new kind of digital public infrastructure that allows for transformative community-built solutions, based on a robust governance framework. India has been an exemplar in this field with its efforts to build Aadhar, UPI and CoWIN. As India witnesses a rise of ODEs across sectors, this session seeks to understand the potential for ODEs in India.
Speakers: Beni Chugh, Research Manager, Dvara Research
07:20 PM-07:25 PM Intervention: Open Digital Ecosystem
Open Digital Ecosystems (ODEs) are seen as a new kind of digital public infrastructure that allows for transformative community-built solutions, based on a robust governance framework. India has been an exemplar in this field with its efforts to build Aadhar, UPI and CoWIN. As India witnesses a rise of ODEs across sectors, this session seeks to understand the potential for ODEs in India.
Speakers: Mallika Ahluwalia, India Regional Director, IDinsight
07:25 PM-07:50 PM Panel: The Next Frontiers of Open Digital Ecosystem
Open Digital Ecosystems (ODEs) are seen as a new kind of digital public infrastructure that allows for transformative community-built solutions, based on a robust governance framework. India has been an exemplar in this field with its efforts to build Aadhar, UPI and CoWIN. This session seeks to understand the evolving global narratives around ODEs as well as the opportunities and challenges that practitioner could face.
Speakers: Robert Karanja, Director, Responsible Technology & Africa Lead, Omidyar Network
Urvashi Aneja, Director, Digital Futures Lab
Pramod Varma, Chief Architect Aadhar & India Stack and Co-founder, Beckn.org
Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Senior Advisor, Chief Digital Office, UNDP
Moderator: Varad Pande, Partner, Omidyar Network India
07:50 PM-07:55 PM Concluding Remarks

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