The 2017 Global Technology Summit took place on December 7 and 8, 2017 at the Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore.
The inaugural edition of the Global Technology Summit convened leading scholars, experts, and officials from more than ten countries for wide-ranging discussions on policy frameworks for technological innovation.
Building on its success, leading innovators, researchers, and entrepreneurs in cutting-edge technologies from around the world engaged with regulators, policy experts, and civil society actors in December in Bangalore.
The Summit focused on new directions in technology policy, such as tech-diplomacy, data protection, and building an innovation ecosystem, as well as fields like digital finance, e-mobility, robotics, and smart cities, where massive technological transformation is likely in the coming years.
Thursday, December 7
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
11:30 to 12:15 p.m.
Technology Diplomacy: Prospects for India and Japan
S. Jaishankar, foreign secretary of India
Kenji Hiramatsu, ambassador of Japan to India
Chair: C. Raja Mohan, director of Carnegie India
12:15 to 1:25 p.m.
Beyond the Bullet Train: Shaping Indo-Japanese Collaboration
Masahiro Fujita, professor at the VLSI Design and Education Center of the University of Tokyo
Hideaki Shiroyama, vice director of Policy Alternatives Research Institute
Teruhide Sato, founder of Beenext
Sanjeev Sinha, president of the India Japan Partnership Group and adviser to the Indian High-Speed Rail Project
Ashok Chawla, advisor (Japan) in the East Asia division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India
Chair: R.K. Misra, nonresident scholar at Carnegie India
1:25 to 1:55 p.m.
1:55 to 2:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and the Digital Transformation
Ankit Jain, vice president and head of Ola Play at Ola Cabs
Navneet Kapoor, global head at Maersk GSC
Chair: Ananth Padmanabhan, fellow at Carnegie India
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Indo-Israel Technology Collaboration
Dana Kursh, consul general at the Consulate General of Israel to south of India, Bengaluru
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
New Technologies: Business and Security Imperatives
Katherine Charlet, director of the Technology and International Affairs program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Arvind Gupta, director of Vivekananda International Foundation and former deputy national security advisor
Claude Smadja, president of Smadja & Smadja Strategic Advisory
Chair: Alok Joshi, chairman of National Technical Research Organization
3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Fintech in India: Reaching the Underserved
A. P. Singh, former chief executive officer of India Post Payments Bank
Bala Parthasarathy, co-founder and chief executive officer of MoneyTap
Sashank Rishyasringa, co-founder and managing director of Capital Float
Chair: Sahil Kini, principal at Aspada Investments
4:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Special Message to Carnegie India's Global Technology Summit
Suresh Prabhu, union minister for commerce and industry of India (by videolink)
4:45 to 6:00 p.m.
The Intellectual Property Bridge: Accessing Global Innovation
Sarv Saravanan, corporate senior vice president of Dell EMC
S. K. Murthy, patent counsel at Intel India
Avi Luvton, executive director for Asia Pacific region at Israel Innovation Authority (by videolink)
David Keynan, vice chairman of Federation of Indo-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Chair: B.V. Naidu, managing partner of Startupxseed LLP
6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Pathways to Innovation Ecosystems
Patrick Kilbride, vice president of Global Innovation Policy Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Manji Suzuki, vice president of DENSO International America Inc.
Chair: Ananth Padmanabhan, fellow at Carnegie India
Friday, December 8
9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
10:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Emerging Technologies, Evolving Policy Design
R. V. Deshpande, minister for large and medium industries of Karnataka
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Using Technology for Governance
Charru Malhotra, associate professor of e-governance and ICT at the Indian Institute of Public Administration
Arvo Ott, head of e-Services at the Estonian E-governance Academy
Osama Manzar, founder of Digital Empowerment Foundation
Rohan Samarajiva, founder of LIRNEasia
Chair: P.S. Raghavan, convener of National Security Advisory Board
11:30 to 11:55 a.m.
Digitizing Public Services
J. Satyanarayana, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India
11:55 to 1:00 p.m.
Intelligent and Sustainable Mobility
Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association
Arun Malhotra, corporate advisor of Nissan Motor India
Mahesh Hariharan, chief executive officer of Baghirathi
Amit Gupta, cofounder and chief executive officer of Yulu Bikes
Chair: Chetan Maini, vice chairman of Sun Mobility
1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Regulating the New Digital
Jeffrey Eisenach, managing director of NERA Economic Consulting
Nikhil Narendran, partner at Trilegal Bangalore
1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Navigating Big Data Challenges
Ann Cavoukian, executive director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University (by videolink)
Stephen Deadman, global deputy chief privacy officer at Facebook
Rahul Matthan, partner at Trilegal Bangalore
Vishnu Shankar, associate at Sidley Austin
Sunil Abraham, executive director of the Center for Internet and Society
Chair: Justice B.N. Srikrishna, former judge of Supreme Court of India
3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
The Digital Last Mile
Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel India and vice president of Data Center Group at Intel Corporation
Chair: Naganand Doraswamy, managing director and founder of Ideaspring Capital
3:45 to 4:35 p.m.
Building Smart Cities
Aamer Azeemi, global head for enterprise business at Smarten Spaces
Sidhartha Mohanty, director of the technology office at Intel Corporation
Anirban Choudhury, vice president of infrastructure at Andhra Pradesh Aerospace Defence Electronics Park
Chair: Ravinder Singh, director of strategic and megabusiness at Dell EMC
4:35 to 5:45 p.m.
Governing Modern Biotechnology
Taslimarif Saiyed, chief executive officer and director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms
Gary Marchant, Regents’ Professor at the Arizona State University
Shrikumar Suryanarayan, chairman and co-founder of Sea6 Energy
Anand Anandkumar, chief executive officer of Bugworks Research
Chair: Vijay Chandru, chairman and managing director of Strand Life Sciences
5:45 to 6:00 p.m.
C. Raja Mohan