Agenda - 2012

Topics will be divided into an interesting fast paced format that includes keynote speeches, panels‘ discussions, "fireside" chat, and interactive sessions that will allow an interesting program for both the speaker and the audience.

Overview: Creating a 21st Century Knowledge Economy

Day 1 | Friday Feb. 3th, 2013 | Day 2 | Saturday Feb. 4th, 2013

MORNING SESSION

09:00 - 10:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction to conference

10:05 - 10:25

Session Topic : "The Role of Education in Economic Development"

Speakers :

  • Dr. Arun Sundararajan
    Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Harjiv Singh
    Founder and CEO, Salwan Media

10:25 - 10:30

Introduction to the Minister

10:30 - 11:05

Opening Keynote: Hon‘ble Minister Kapil Sibal

Release of the YES Bank - USIBC Education report by Minister Sibal

11:05 - 11:30

Fireside chat on "A Global Perspective to Higher Education in India"

Moderator :

Heather Timmons
Reporter, The New York Times

Speakers :

  • Ron Somers
    President, USIBC
  • Dr. Rana Kapoor
    Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Yes Bank

11:30 - 11:55

Session Topic : "India‘s Demographic Challenge in Skills Development"

Moderator :

Dr. Darlie Koshy
Director General & CEO, Institute of Apparel Management & Apparel
Training & Design Centre

Speakers :

  • Dr. Raj Dravid
    Chief Operating Officer, IL&FS 
    Design Centre
  • Anil Sainani
    CEO, Dalmia Bharat Group Foundation
  • Shashi Kanth 
    COO, Centum WorkSkills India Limited

11:55 - 12:20

Session Topic : "Creating Skills for a 21st Century Knowledge Society"

Moderator :

Vikas Bajaj
Correspondent, The New York Times

Speakers :

  • Dalbir Singh
    National Secretary, Indian National Congress
  • Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta
    Academic Director, Duke Corporate Education
  • Avinash Vashistha
    Chairman &  Managing Director, Accenture – India

12:20 - 12:35

Spotlight Session on "Learning to learn"

Presenter :

  • Anshul Arora
    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Edvance Pre-Schools

12:35 - 12:40

Introduction to Minister

12:40 - 13:00

Keynote TBD

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

14:00 - 14:25

Session Topic: Networking Lunch "Enabling Human Capital to Compete Globally"

Moderator :

Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta
Academic Director, Duke Corporate Education

Speakers :

  • Dr. A Didar Singh
    Advisor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India
  • Rajiv Gulati
    President – Global Pharmaceuticals Business, Ranbaxy
  • Dr. Sumit Dutta
    Vice-President and General Manager, Quest Diagnostics, India

14:25 - 14:40

Spotlight Session on " Splicing the Discourse: Understanding the Wedges"

Presenter :

  • Saurabh Johri
    Program Advisor, Observer Research Foundation

14:40 - 15:05

Session Topic : " Future Cities: Physical infrastructure and design for creation of knowledge cities / hubs"

Moderator :

  • Yatish Rajawat
    Group Managing Editor, Dainik Bhaskar

Speakers:

  • Jerry M Hultin
    President , Poly-NYU
  • Aashish Kalra
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Duranta Holdings
  • Pankaj Vir Gupta
    Founding Partner, vir.mueller architects

15:05 - 15:30

Session Topic : " Entrepreneurship, Employment and Economic Growth"

Moderator :

  • Dr. Jack Mc Gourty
    Vice Dean, Columbia University

Speakers:

  • Amit Bhatia
    Founder and CEO,  Aspire
  • Rohit Mahajan
    Managing Director, Saviance Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shantanu Prakash
    Chairman and Managing Director, EduComp Solutions Limited

15:30 - 16:00

Session Topic : " Private Equity/Venture Capital Investments in Higher Education "

Moderator :

  • Dhiraj Mathur
    Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.

Speakers:

  • Gopal Jain
    Founder & Managing Director , Gaja Capital Partners
  • Sandeep Aneja
    Founder and Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity

16:00 - 16:30

Networking Tea

EVENING SESSION

16:30 - 16:55

Session Topic : " University Partnership and global mobility "

Moderator :

  • Pawan Agarwal,
    Advisor (Higher Education), Planning Commission, Government of India

Speakers:

  • Dr. (Ms.) Kiran Datar 
    Advisor , National Knowledge Commission, Government of India
  • Michael Pelletier
    Minister-Counselor, Public Affairs & Public Diplomacy, American Embassy, New Delhi
  • Clare Banks
    Program Officer, Institute of International Education
  • Dr. Torsten Fischer 
    Director, India Office German Research Foundation (DFG)

16:55 - 17:20

Session Topic : " Technology innovation in education "

Moderator :

  • Silva Paananen
    Head, India operations, Promade Communications

Speakers:

  • Stephan K. Thieringer
    President & CEO, AcrossWorld Education
  • Shabnam Aggarwal
    Senior Vice President, Strategic Relations, Datawind Ltd
  • Lokesh Mehra
    Director- Education Advocacy, Microsoft Corporation India
  • Sanjaya Sharma
    Chief Executive Officer, Tata Interactive Systems

17:20 - 17:30

Spotlight Session on " The K12 school landscape and ICT market in India "

Presenter :

  • Amit Garga
    Senior Principal, The Parthenon Group

17:30 - 17:40

Spotlight Session on " Is Connectivity an Imperative for a Knowledge Society in the 21st century? "

Presenter :

  • Sanjeev "Bobby"  Sarin
    CEO and Founder Director, Ozone Networks Pvt Ltd

17:40 - 18:15

Session Topic : " Innovation & Inclusive Growth "

Moderator :

  • Vikas Bajaj
    Correspondent, New York Times

Speakers:

  • Sam Pitroda 
    Advisor to the Prime Minister, Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
  • Vikram Gandhi
    Founder and CEO, VSG Capital Advisors

18:15 - 18:35

Session Topic: " Philanthropy and Education "

Moderator :

  • Heather Timmons
    Reporter, The New York Times

Speakers:

  • Lord Raj Loomba
    Founder & Chairman, The Loomba Foundation
  • Ravinderpal Kohli
    Advisor-Public Relations, Kalgidhar Trust
  • Mohini Daljeet Singh
    Chief Executive, Max India Foundation

18:35 - 18:55

Session Topic " Innovation and global perspective- (India as R&D hub) "

Moderator :

  • Payal Kumar
    VP - Editorial & Production, SAGE book publishers

Speakers:

  • Dr. Torsten Fischer 
    Director, India Office, German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Riku Makela
    Director, FinNode India
  • Dr. Mukesh Aghi
    Chairman & CEO, Steria India

18:55 - 19:15

Evening Keynote: " Role of healthcare in economic development "

Presenter:

  • M. Damodaran
    Former Chairman, SEBI

19:15 - 19:30

Country Spotlight (Australia / United Kingdom) *

19:30 - 19:35

Closing Remarks

19:35 - 20:00

Cocktails

20:00 onwards

Dinner

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