Agenda* 2016

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 Conference 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 2016 will be held on 5th & 6th Feb. 2016 in New Delhi.

ONE GLOBE 2016 CONFERENCE

February 5th – 6th, 2016

Imperial Hotel, Delhi

Day 1 | Friday February 5th, 2016 | Day 2 | Saturday February 6th, 2016

DAY 1 Friday,5th Feb, 2016

09:00am – 9:30am

Registration and Networking Tea/Coffee

09:30am – 10:25am

Inaugural Session:

  • Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister For Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs Government of India
  • Col Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting
  • Shri. Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament & Chairman-Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
  • Jerry M Hultin, Chairman, Global Futures Group, LLC; President Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU; Chairman, Smart City Expo World Congress Advisory Board; former Under Secretary of the Navy (United States)
  • Harjiv Singh, Founder & CEO, Salwan Media Ventures
  • Dalbir Singh, Chairman, Organizing Committee, One Globe Conference; Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations, Canada

10:30am – 10:50am

Session Topic: Future of Smart Cities

Moderator: Jerry Hultin, Chairman, Global Futures Group, LLC; President Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU; Chairman, Smart City Expo World Congress Advisory Board; former Under Secretary of the Navy (United States)

Speakers:

10:52am – 11:32am

Session Topic: Smart Cities to Fiber Optics: Financing India’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Needs

India’s perennial issue of infrastructure bottlenecks has hobbled its growth and kept it under its potential economic growth rates since the first round of reforms in the early 1990s. The Government of India recently announced a National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) of $6 billion (Rs. 40,000 crore) and is pushing for investments in highways, railways, ports, smart cities and power to accelerate India’s growth rate. What can India learn from the experiences of other countries in ASEAN that have gone through a similar phase of development? What are the key learnings of the last 25 years since liberalization first started in India? What could be the potential implementation hurdles given India’s past efforts? What is the perception of foreign investors given the global slowdown? Is India the only pocket of growth or will we have to compete with other markets?

Moderator: Siddharth Zarabi, Executive Editor, Bloomberg TV

Speakers:

11:35am – 12:20pm

SessionTopic: Creating Scale in Defence Manufacturing: Opportunities & Challenges

India’s defence sector is estimated to be worth $620 billion by 2022. The recent Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP) announced by the Government of India aims to encourage local Indian businesses to build indigenous capabilities. What are the opportunities and challenges for local defence players? Can the easing of FDI and the offsets policy in defence sector lead to high-tech transfer, creation of new ancillary industries, job growth, and contribute to the success of the “Make in India” campaign?

Moderator: Nitin Gokhale, Bharatshakti.in

Speakers:

12:30pm – 12:45pm

Session Topic: In Conversation with Dr. Bibek Debroy: Transforming India’s Governance & Institutional Architecture for the 21st Century

Moderator: Dr. Shailaja Fennell, University of Cambridge

Speakers:

12:45pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Breakout Session

Presented by Priyamvada Taneja of International Baccaluareate

Venue: Emily Eden & Hodges Room 3rd Floor Imperial Hotel, Janpath New Delhi

Session Topic: International Education: the history and future

In the book, The Changing Face of International Education edited by George Walker, former Director General of the International Baccalaureate defined International Education “as an education designed to break down the barriers of race, religion and class; an education that extolled the benefits of cultural diversity; above all else, an education for peace.” In 1968, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) was established to provide a challenging and comprehensive education that would enable students to understand and manage the complexities of our world and provide them with skills and attitudes for taking responsible action for the future. Such an education was rooted in the belief that people who are equipped to make a more just and peaceful world need an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries.[i] This session will take you through the past, present and future of the International Baccalaureate and the challenges schools face to remain relevant and challenging in today’s times.

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Session Topic: Can Indian Entrepreneurs Scale up to be Global Disruptors?

A couple of decades ago, India disrupted the global IT services industry by creating a globally competitive and scalable industry with companies like TCS, Infosys and Wipro. Today, mobile manufacturers like Micromax to ecommerce start-ups like Flipkart and Snapdeal are upending traditional competitors within India. Do any of these have the ability to become globally disruptive? Is there any advantage or disadvantage of operating from India? In this session, you will hear perspectives from IT services industry veterans to investors and entrepreneurs who have invested in building global companies.

Moderator: Archana Jahagirdar, COO, Indian Angels Network

Speakers:

2:42pm – 3:22pm

Session Topic: Opportunities in a Digital India

India recently crossed a billion mobile phone subscriber milestone. With 4G rollout accelerating this year, India will finally have arrived at the digital frontier with opportunities galore. How will this impact industries like agriculture, banking, automotive, education and even politics? Government initiatives like Jan Dhan, Aadhar & Mobile (JAM) that we can anticipate as this digital tsunami rolls through both urban and rural India. Compared to mobiles, there are only 160 million televisions in India and only 120 million radios. There are three times as many mobiles in India as the population of the United States. This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges in a digitally connected India.

Moderator : Anisha Singh, Founder & CEO, mydala.com

Speakers:

3:25pm – 3:45pm

Tea/Coffee Break

3:48pm – 4:28pm

Session Topic: Creating a Skilled Workforce for the 21st century

The Modi Government’s “Make in India” initiative is aimed at taking manufacturing’s contribution to GDP up to 25% from its current 16% contribution. This requires not only infrastructure but also skills required in modern manufacturing that will enable the growth of this sector. This panel will discuss various opportunities, challenges and perspectives related to skilling that can be helpful in making “Make in India” a success.

Moderator: Vipin Agarwal, CEO, OnlineTyari.com

Speakers:

4:31pm – 5:11pm

Session Topic: Unleashing a Billion Entrepreneurs through Start-up India

The recent Startup India program announced by the Government of India is aimed at creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurs in India. Initiatives like these make it to an upper ranking on “Ease of Doing Business” and the recent introduction of the Bankruptcy Bill 2015 in Indian Parliament are meant to provide a business-friendly buffer for entrepreneurship. What are the other opportunities and challenges in making India an entrepreneur-friendly country?

Moderator: Megha Bahree, Forbes

Speakers:

5:14pm – 5:55 pm

Session Topic: What role does investment in Science and Innovation play in creating a 21st century knowledge economy?

According to the United Nations, an investment of 3.5% of GDP is important to create a sustainable knowledge economy. What has been the experience of countries in investing in fundamental science, research, development and innovation? This session will get perspectives from CEOs, Scientists & Academia of what other countries are doing in comparison to India’s experience in IITs and indigenous R&D. The recent “Make in India” and “Smart Cities" campaign has boosted opportunities to look at local development of R&D. India currently ranks 54th in the annual innovation index rankings which is below countries like Peru, Mexico and Vietnam. What can be done to increase investment in R&D and Innovation?

Moderator: Varun Sood, CEO, Healthfore Technologies

Speakers:

6:00pm – 6:20pm

Keynote

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India

Preeti Dawra, Founder and Managing Director, Asian Century Communications

6:30pm – 7:30pm

One Globe Awards

  • Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Urban Development

  • Harish Krishnan, Executive Director Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, Cisco Systems, India & SAARC
  • Shri. Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament & Chairman-Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
  • Jerry M Hultin, Chairman, Global Futures Group, LLC; President Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU; Chairman, Smart City Expo World Congress Advisory Board; former Under Secretary of the Navy (United States)
  • Harjiv Singh, Founder & CEO, Salwan Media Ventures
  • Dalbir Singh, Chairman, Organizing Committee, One Globe Conference; Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations, Canada

7:30pm – 11:00pm

GALA RECEPTION & DINNER

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