• December 17, 2018 to December 19, 2018 | Bengaluru

The 2018 Global Technology Summit took place from December 17 to 19, at the Hotel Leela Palace, Bengaluru.

Building on the resounding success of the past two editions of the Global Technology Summit, held in 2016 and 2017, this year’s Summit focuses on the theme, Technology and Society: Getting the Balance Right.

As the debate on technology and its social impact makes headlines around the world, there is an urgent need to bridge the gap among industry, policymakers, and academic researchers. The Summit provides a collaborative platform for these crucial stakeholders to examine the impact of emerging technologies on society and discuss strategies to balance innovation and regulation.

KnowledgeTransfer@CarnegieIndia: Deconstructing Technology and Policy

In addition to the public conference, Carnegie India conducted workshops for students on December 17, 2018. The aim is to provide a platform for students to directly engage in conversations on and around the benefits and risks of emerging technologies.

The student-workshops at the Global Technology Summit 2018 are part of a new initiative called KnowledgeTransfer@CarnegieIndia. The aims of this initiative are simple. It is to provide a platform for a genuine exchange of ideas and more importantly an exchange of knowledge between students, practitioners, subject matter experts, and other interested audiences.

To join our workshops and kick-start our KnowledgeTransfer@CarnegieIndia series, sign-up here!

Agenda

Tuesday, December 18

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Registration

10:30 to 10:40 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Rudra Chaudhuri, director of Carnegie India
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founders committee at Carnegie India and chairperson and managing director of Biocon
10:40 to 10:50 a.m. 

Keynote Address

  • A. Gitesh Sarma, secretary (west) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
10:50 to 11:30 a.m.

Technology and Diplomacy

  • A. Gitesh Sarma, secretary (west) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Henri VerdierFrench ambassador for digital affairs 
  • Ariel Levite, nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Chair: C. Raja Mohan, director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Data Flows in the Digital Age

  • Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer at Facebook
  • Sanjay Jain, volunteer at iSPIRT and chief innovation officer at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad
  • Smriti Parsheera, consultant at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
  • Sunil Abraham, executive director of the Center for Internet and Society
  • Chair: Sahil Kini, entrepreneur and volunteer at iSPIRT
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

New Paradigms of Cancer Therapy for India

  • Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and Pulitzer Prize winning author
2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Reimagining the Innovation Ecosystem: Role of Public and Private Institutions

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson and managing director of Biocon
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Sarv Saravanan, senior vice president and general manager of Centre of Excellence at Dell EMC
  • Satyajit Mayor, director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences
  • Chair: Navneet Kapoor, chief transformation officer at AP Moller-Maersk
2:45 to 3:05 p.m.

The Future of Enterprise in a Disruptive World

  • Dhiraj Rajaram, founder of Mu Sigma
3:05 to 4:00 p.m.

The Changing World of Digital Payments

  • Anubrata Biswas, managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Payments Bank
  • Aparna Krishnan, co-founder of Mechanism Labs
  • Malavika Raghavan, project head of the future of finance initiative at Dvara Trust
  • Nikhil Kumar, entrepreneur and volunteer at iSPIRT 
  • Chair: Vindu Goel, technology and business reporter for The New York Times
4:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence and Everyday Life

  • Amarjot Singh, founder and chief executive officer of Skylark Labs
  • B. Ravindran, head of the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI at the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras
  • Gargi B. Dasgupta, senior technical staff member and senior research manager at IBM Research India
  • Manish Singhal, founding partner at pi Ventures
  • Shivnath Thukral, public policy director for India and South Asia at Facebook
  • Chair: Manish Sabharwal, chairman and co-founder of TeamLease
5:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Sharing Best Practices: Indian and Global Standards of Data Privacy

  • Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer at Facebook
  • Chair: C. V. Madhukar, investment partner at Omidyar Network

Wednesday, December 19

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Registrations

10:45 to 11:00 a.m.

Special Address

  • Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel India and vice president of data center group at Intel Corporation
11:00 to 11:40 a.m.

Linking Villages and Cities in India: 5G and the Future of Connectivity

  • Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education and Aarin Capital
  • Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel India and vice president of data center group at Intel Corporation
  • Chair: R. K. Misra, nonresident scholar at Carnegie India
11:40 to 11:50 a.m. 

Governance, Technology, and the Future of Innovation

  • Gaurav Gupta, principal secretary of the department of information technology, biotechnology, and science and technology at the Government of Karnataka
11:50 to 12:45 p.m.

Power of Gene Editing

  • Ramaswamy S, senior professor at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • Rohan Kamat, co-founder and chief executive officer of Viravecs Labs
  • Shambhavi Naik, research fellow at The Takshashila Institution
  • Chair: Vijay Chandru, chairman and managing director of Strand Life Sciences
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Building a Global Cyber Security Landscape

  • Ariel Levite, nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Asoke Mukerji, former permanent representative of India to the United Nations
  • Latha Reddy, co-chair of the Global Committee on the Stability of Cyberspace and former deputy national security advisor of India
  • Chair: George Perkovich, Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2:45 to 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Technology and Society: Creating a Safer World

  • Aparna Krishnan, co-founder of Mechanism Labs
  • David Bohl, senior research associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver
  • Jahnavi Phalkey, founding director of Science Gallery Bengaluru
  • Shankar Maruwada, chief executive officer of EkStep Foundation
  • Chair: Saritha Rai, India technology correspondent for Bloomberg 
4:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • R. K. Misra, nonresident scholar at Carnegie India
  • Darshana M. Baruah, associate director and senior research analyst at Carnegie India

Speakers Spotlight

  •  
    Sunil Abraham
    Executive director of the Center for Internet and Society
  •  
    David Bohl
    Senior research associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver
  •  
    Anubrata Biswas
    Managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Payments Bank
  •  
    Vijay Chandru
    Chairman and managing director of Strand Life Sciences
  •  
    Rudra Chaudhuri
    Director of Carnegie India
  •  
    Gargi B. Dasgupta
    Senior technical staff member and senior research manager at IBM Research India
  •  
    Vindu Goel
    Technology and business reporter for The New York Times
  •  
    Gaurav Gupta
    Principal secretary of the department of information technology, biotechnology, and science and technology at the Government of Karnataka
  •  
    Sanjay Jain
    Volunteer at iSPIRT and chief innovation officer at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute of Management—Ahmedabad
  •  
    Rohan Kamat
    Co-founder and chief executive officer of Viravecs Labs
  •  
    Navneet Kapoor
    Chief transformation officer at AP Moller-Maersk
  •  
    Sahil Kini
    Entrepreneur and volunteer at iSPIRT
  •  
    Aparna Krishnan
    Co-founder of Mechanism Labs
  •  
    Nikhil Kumar
    Entrepreneur and volunteer at iSPIRT
  •  
    Ariel Levite
    Nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  •  
    CV Madhukar
    Investment partner at Omidyar Network
  •  
    Shankar Maruwada
    Chief executive officer of EkStep Foundation
  •  
    Satyajit Mayor
    Director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences
  •  
    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Founders committee at Carnegie India and chairperson and managing director of Biocon
  •  
    R. K. Misra
    Nonresident scholar at Carnegie India
  •  
    C. Raja Mohan
    Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore
  •  
    Asoke Mukerji
    Former permanent representative of India to the United Nations
  •  
    Siddhartha Mukherjee
    Assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  •  
    Shambhavi Naik
    Research fellow at The Takshashila Institution
  •  
    Mohandas Pai
    Chairman of Manipal Global Education and Aarin Capital
  •  
    Smriti Parsheera
    Consultant at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
  •  
    George Perkovich
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  •  
    Jahnavi Phalkey
    Founding director of Science Gallery Bengaluru
  •  
    Malavika Raghavan
    Project head of the Future of Finance Initiative at Dvara Trust
  •  
    Nivruti Rai
    Country head of Intel India and vice president of Data Center Group at Intel Corporation
  •  
    Saritha Rai
    India technology correspondent for Bloomberg
  •  
    Dhiraj Rajaram
    Founder of Mu Sigma
  •  
    B. Ravindran
    Head of the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science at the Indian Institute of Technology—Madras
  •  
    Latha Reddy
    Co-chair of the Global Committee on the Stability of Cyberspace and former deputy national security advisor of India
  •  
    Ramaswamy S
    Senior professor at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  •  
    Manish Sabharwal
    Chairman and co-founder of TeamLease
  •  
    Sarv Saravanan
    Senior vice president and general manager of Centre of Excellence at Dell EMC
  •  
    A. Gitesh Sarma
    Secretary (west) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  •  
    Rob Sherman
    Deputy chief privacy officer at Facebook
  •  
    Amarjot Singh
    Founder and chief executive officer of Skylark Labs
  •  
    Manish Singhal
    Founding partner at Pi Ventures
  •  
    Shivnath Thukral
    Public policy director for India and South Asia at Facebook
  •  
    Henri Verdier
    French ambassador for digital affairs