Agenda* 2015

The annual One Globe: Uniting Knowledge Communities conference brings together global thought leaders to discuss how we build a 21st century knowledge economy in India and South Asia. It is India's leading conference exploring the intersection of technology, innovation, smart cities, skills, regional collaboration and education and their role in building a 21st century knowledge economy.

India and larger South Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan & Maldives) account for nearly a quarter of the world's population and the region has played a historical role in the development of the world economy. India alone has one of the youngest demographics in the world with 54% of its 1.3 billion people under the age of 25.

At One Globe 2015 we will focus on ideas, issues and impact of the new government's ambitious agenda to transform India into a 21st century knowledge economy through its initiatives like "Digital India", "Make in India" and "Smart Cities".

One Globe 2015 will be held on March 4th & 5th, 2015 in New Delhi.

ONE GLOBE 2015 CONFERENCE

March 4 – 5, 2015

Imperial Hotel, Delhi

Day 1 | Wednesday March 4th, 2015 | Day 2 | Thursday March 5th, 2015

SESSION DETAILS

DAY 2 March 5th, 2015

8:45am- 9:45am

Session Topic :Breakfast Roundtable (Closed Door)

Participants:

  • Ms. Deepika Thapar Singh, Principal, The Air Force School, Subroto Park
  • Dr. Saini, Principal, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram
  • Major Kulkarni, Principal, Mayo College, Ajmer
  • Mr. Pramod Sharma, Director and Principal, Genesis Global School
  • Ms. Meenakshi Bhakuni, Principal, G.D. Goenka Public School, Dwarka
  • Dr. Bijoy Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International School
  • Mr. Jerry MacArthur Hultin, Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University
  • Mr. Mahendra Bapna, Former CEO Tata Enterprises and Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
  • Dr. Shailaja Fennell, Lecturer in Development Studies, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
  • Ms. Lisa Jain, India Representative, The College Board
  • Ms. Stephanie Durand, International Development Manager, Coursera
  • Ms. PriyamvadaTaneja, Development Manager, India, International Baccalaureate Organization
  • Zafeena Suresh, EducationUSA Advisor at United States-India Educational Foundation
  • MeetaSengupta, Founder, Center for Education Strategy
  • Dr. P Pushkar, Author, Columnist on higher education & Asst. Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS-Pilani, Goa
  • Dongnian Zhou (Effie), Project Manager, Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dominic Johnson, Director of Business Operations, Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rachna Pant, Principal, Ramjas School RK Puram
  • Kaye Jacobs, Associate Director, The Heritage School
  • Dr. Bennett McClellan, Vice Dean of Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Namrata Jha, Director, International Institute of Education – India

9:00am- 9:30am

Day 2 – Coffee Networking

9:30am - 10:00am

Session Topic :Manufacturing Panel with MAIT

Panel Awaiting Confirmations

10:00am- 10:30 am

Session Topic : South Asia/SAARC: A regional view on building a 21st Century Knowledge Economy

Moderator: Dr. Shreekant Gupta, Associate Professor, Delhi School of Economics, & Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Dr. Ajay Gondane, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Sajjad Ashraf, Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy & Former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore
  • Dr.Surya Dhungel, Advisor to President of Nepal

10:30am– 11:10 am

Session Topic : "Make In India": Opportunities & Challenges

Moderator: Gordon Fairclough, South Asia Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers:

  • Onno Ruhl, India Country Director, World Bank
  • Dr. Bibek Debroy, Fulltime Member, NITI Aayog

11:10am- 11:50 am

Session Topic : Accelerating Access to Quality Education

Moderator: Subir Gokarn, Director, Research, Brookings India

Speakers:

  • Urvashi Sahni, Founder President and CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation
  • Vyjayanthi Sankar, Senior consultant, The Brookings Institution, USA's Center for Universal Education
  • Amitav Virmani, Honorary CEO, The Education Alliance

11:50am- 12:20 pm

Session Topic : “Smart Cities” + “Smart Villages” = “Smart India”

Moderator: Anish Kumar, Programme Director, PRADAN

Speakers:

  • Dr. Shailaja Fennell, Lecturer in Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Shobhini Mukerji, Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia
  • Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs

12:20 pm- 12:45 pm

Session Topic : India 2025: A view from a networked society

Moderator: Varun Sood, CIO & Head, Strategic Initiatives, Fortis

Speakers:

  • Ankhi Das, Director & Head of Public Policy, Facebook India
  • Manoj Dawane, VP, Ericsson India
  • Dr. Manish Gupta, VP, Xerox Corporation and Director, Xerox Research Centre India

12:45 pm- 1:05 pm

Session Topic : Keynote on Women and Development

Speakers:

  • Sheila Dikshit, Former chief minister of Delhi

 

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DAY 2 March 5th, 2015

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Session Topic : Planning for Higher Education in the USA

Speakers:

  • Zafeena Suresh, EducationUSA Advisor at United States-India Educational Foundation
  • Jerry McArthur Hultin, Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University
  • Dr. Bennett McClellan, Vice Dean of Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

Session Topic : The Role and Benefits of Standardized Tests in College Admissions

Speakers:

  • Lisa Jain, India Representative, The College Board

3:05 pm – 3:25 pm

Session Topic : The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy: A Presentation by Knowledge@Wharton

Speakers:

  • Dongnian Zhou (Effie), Project Manager, Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dominic Johnson, Director of Business Operations, Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

3:25 pm – 3:50 pm

Tea/ Coffee Break

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm

Session Topic: MOOCs: Creating a Generation of Self-Motivated Learners

Speakers:

  • Stephanie Durand, Manager – International Growth, Coursera

4:10 pm – 4:45 pm

Session Topic: How to Start a Company: The Secrets of an Entrepreneur

Moderator: Dr. Bennett McClellan, Vice Dean of Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities

Speakers:

  • Gauri Singh, Founder and Director, The Maids’ Company and Alumni of London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Amar Singh, Founder & CEO, Clove Dental and Alumni of Harvard University

4:50 pm – 5:20 pm

Session Topic: 5 Tips for Getting Into Ivy Leagues, Oxford and Cambridge

Moderator: Ashish Mitter, Alumnus, Yale University

Speakers:

  • Shailaja Fennell, Lecturer in Development Studies, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
  • Anant Nath, Editor of The Caravan and Alumnus of IIM Lucknow and Columbia University

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