• December 4, 2019 to December 6, 2019 | Bengaluru

The 2019 Global Technology Summit will take place from December 4 to 6 at the Leela Palace, Bengaluru.

Building on the resounding success of the past three editions of the Global Technology Summit, held in 2016, 2017, and 2018, this year’s summit focuses on the theme, The Future of Data

Data courses through and fuels emerging technologies that are shaping our century. Artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, fintech and blockchain, biotechnology and healthcare; all rely on cross-border flows of data. However, the transfer of data raises several pressing policy challenges. How do we foster innovation while shielding consumers from the misuse of technology? How is data privacy best safeguarded? Can we imagine a multilateral architecture for global data governance—a ‘Data 20’—spearheaded by multiple stakeholders and led by India

Join us in Bengaluru as we convene policymakers, industry experts, and scholars to debate and deliberate these crucial questions in the age of digital globalization. 

KnowledgeTransfer@CarnegieIndia Workshops

In addition to the public conference, as part of KnowledgeTransfer@CarnegieIndia, we will conduct workshops for students and young professionals on December 4, 2019. The workshops aim to provide a platform for participants to examine the benefits and risks of emerging technologies.

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    Biotechnology: Innovation and Regulation
    Rohan Kamat
    Cofounder of Viravecs Labs & head of Discovery Group at Immuneel Therapeutics
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    Artificial Intelligence and its Applications
    Chinmayi Arun
    Fellow at the Information Security Project at Yale Law School and affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University
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    Deconstructing Data Localization in India
    Anirudh Burman
    Associate fellow at Carnegie India
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    The Emergence of Fintech in India: Technology, Policy, and Regulation
    Suyash Rai
    Fellow at Carnegie India

To join our workshops, sign-up here!

Draft Agenda

Please note that the agenda will be updated as we receive confirmations.

Wednesday, December 4

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.       

Registration         

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.         

Welcome Remarks

  • Rudra Chaudhuri, director of Carnegie India
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founders committee at Carnegie India and chairperson & managing director of Biocon
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Address by Senior Representative from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Identity, Payments, and Data Empowerment 

  • Nandan Nilekani, co-founder & non-executive chairman of the Board at Infosys and former chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.       

Data Flows and Data Access 

  • Bruno Gencarelli, head of the International Data Flows and Protection Unit at the European Commission
  • Harmeen Mehta, global chief information officer at Bharti Airtel 
  • Rajat Kathuria, director and chief executive at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  • Robert Garverick, minister counselor for economic, environment, science & technology affairs at the U.S. Embassy, India
  • Senior Representative from Facebook
  • Chair: Rudra Chaudhuri, director at Carnegie India 

Thursday, December 5

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.         

Registrations

10:30 to 10:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks 

10:40 to 11:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Ashwath Narayan C.N., deputy chief minister of Karnataka and minister for higher education, information technology, biotechnology, and science and technology in the Government of Karnataka
11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Future of Data

  • Evan Feigenbaum, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founders committee at Carnegie India and chairperson & managing director of Biocon
  • Chair: Shekhar Gupta,  editor-in-chief and chairman of the Print
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Special Message to Carnegie India's Global Technology Summit: Artificial Intelligence and its Implications 

  • Kai-Fu Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of Sinovation Ventures and president of Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute (by videolink)
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Shaping the Digital Future: Opportunities and Threats

  • Matt Sheehan, fellow at MacroPolo
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Governing A.I.: The Challenges of Autonomous Decision Making

  • Chinmayi Arun, fellow at the Information Security Project at Yale Law School and affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University 
  • François Godement, senior advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne 
  • Matt Sheehan, fellow at MacroPolo
  • Senior Representative from Facebook
  • Chair: Evan Feigenbaum, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.       

Lunch

3:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Evolution of Fintech in India 

  • Sahil Kini, chief executive officer and founder of Setu 
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.       

Fintech: Balancing Innovation and Regulation  

  • Nandkumar Saravade, chief executive officer of Reserve Bank Information Technology
  • Philipp Von Restorff, deputy chief executive officer at Luxembourg for Finance 
  • Smriti Parsheera, fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy 
  • Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore 
  • Chair: Suyash Rai, fellow at Carnegie India
4:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Special Address

  • K. VijayRaghavan, principal scientific advisor to the Government of India 
5:00 to 5:45 p.m.

Health Security: Combating Pandemics

  • Frederik Kristensen, deputy chief executive officer at the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations 
  • Krishna Ella, chairman & managing director at Bharat Biotech International 
  • Chair: Gagandeep Kang, executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute 
5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

Drones: Assessing Opportunities and Challenges 

  • Ananth Padmanabhan, dean of academic affairs at Sai University and visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research 

Friday, December 6

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.         

Registration

11:00 to 11:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks 

11:05 to 11:30 a.m.

Karnataka, The Digital State of India: The Journey

  • E.V. Ramana Reddy, additional chief secretary of the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology and the Department of Urban Development of the Government of Karnataka
  • Chair: R.K. Misra, nonresident scholar at Carnegie India
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

5G and Data Security

  • Andy Tian, chief executive officer of the Asia Innovations Group 
  • Aruna Sundararajan, former secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
  • Gulshan Rai, former chief information security officer at the Government of India and distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation
  • Kanav Monga, managing director of the Virgo Group 
  • Chair: Rajesh Bansal, senior adviser at Carnegie India
12:30 to 12:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

12:45 to 1:15 p.m.

Data Protection in the Digital Age

  • B.N. Srikrishna, former judge of the Supreme Court of India
  • Chair: Rahul Matthan, partner at Trilegal
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Governance of Dual-Use Technologies

  • George Perkovich, Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, distinguished fellow and head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation
  • Tom Uren, senior analyst at the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute 
  • Chair: Rakesh Sood, distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation 
2:15 to 2:30 p.m.         

Concluding Remarks

  • Rajesh Bansal, senior adviser at Carnegie India
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.       

Lunch

Speakers Spotlight

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    Ananth Padmanabhan
    Dean of academic affairs at Sai University and visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research
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    Aruna Sundararajan
    Former secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
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    Andy Tian
    Chief executive officer of the Asia Innovations Group
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    Chinmayi Arun
    Fellow at the Information Security Project at Yale Law School and affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University
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    Evan Feigenbaum
    Vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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    François Godement
    Senior advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne
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    Frederik Kristensen
    Deputy chief executive officer at the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations
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    Gagandeep Kang
    Executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
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    George Perkovich
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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    Harmeen Mehta
    Global chief information officer at Bharti Airtel
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    K. VijayRaghavan
    Principal scientific advisor to the Government of India
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    Kanav Monga
    Managing director of Virgo Group
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    Krishna Ella
    Chairman and managing director of Bharat Biotech International
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    Matt Sheehan
    Fellow at MacroPolo
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    Nandan Nilekani
    Co-founder and non-executive chairman of the Board at Infosys and former chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India
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    Nandkumar Saravade
    Chief executive officer at the Reserve Bank Information Technology
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    Philipp von Restorff
    Deputy chief executive officer at Luxembourg for Finance
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    Rahul Matthan
    Partner at Trilegal
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    Rakesh Sood
    Distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation
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    Rudra Chaudhuri
    Director of Carnegie India
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    Sahil Kini
    Founder and chief executive officer of Setu
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    Shekhar Gupta
    Editor-in-chief and chairman of Print
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    Smriti Parsheera
    Fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
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    Sopnendu Mohanty
    Chief fintech officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore
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    Srinath Raghavan
    Senior fellow at Carnegie India
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    Suyash Rai
    Fellow at Carnegie India
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    Tom Uren
    Senior analyst at the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute