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

This year's Global Technology Summit focused on the theme, The Future of Data. The summit convened policymakers, industry experts, and scholars to debate and deliberate crucial questions on data privacy, 5G technologies, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and financial technology in the age of digital globalization.

Check out highlights from six key conversations at the summit below.

Panel Videos

Agenda

Wednesday, December 4

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

KnowledgeTransfer@CarnegieIndia Workshops

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.       

Registration         

4:00 to 4:20 p.m.         

Welcome Remarks

  • Rudra Chaudhuri, director of Carnegie India
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founders committee at Carnegie India and chairperson & managing director of Biocon
4:20 to 4:30 p.m.

Special Message to Carnegie India's Global Technology Summit

  • S. Jaishankar, external affairs minister of India (by videolink)
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Address

  • T.S. Tirumurti, secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
5:00 to 5:45 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
5:45 to 7:00 p.m.       

Data Flows and Data Access 

  • Rajat Kathuria, director and chief executive at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  • Ralf Sauer, deputy head of the Unit for International Data Flows and Protection at the Directorate General for Justice and Consumer, European Commission
  • Robert Garverick, minister counselor for economic, environment, science & technology affairs at the U.S. Embassy, India
  • Shivnath Thukral, public policy director at Facebook
  • Suranjali Tandon, assistant professor at the National Instittute of Public Finance and Policy
  • Chair: Rudra Chaudhuri, director at Carnegie India 

Thursday, December 5

8:30 to 10:15 a.m.         

Registrations

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks 

10:30 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

  • Alok Prasanna, senior resident fellow and team lead at Vidhi Karnataka
  • 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
  • T.V. Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education Services and co-founder and chairman of Aarin Capital
  • Chair: Shekhar Gupta,  editor-in-chief and chairman of ThePrint
11:45 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.  

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)
11:55 to 12:30 p.m.

India's Digital Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Ajit Mohan, vice president and managing director India at Facebook
  • Chair: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief and chairman of  ThePrint
12:30 to 12:40 p.m.

Shaping the Digital Future

  • Matt Sheehan, fellow at MacroPolo
12:40 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
  • Umakant Soni, cofounder of AI Foundry
  • Chair: Evan Feigenbaum, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.       

Lunch

2:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Evolution of Fintech in India 

  • Sahil Kini, chief executive officer and founder of Setu 
2:50 to 3:15 p.m.

Building Technology for Bharat

  • Jeyandran Venugopal, chief product and technology officer at Flipkart       
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Fintech: Balancing Innovation and Regulation  

  • Nandkumar Saravade, chief executive officer of Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited
  • 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 for 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 11:25 a.m.         

Registration

11:25 to 11:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

5G and Data Security

  • Aruna Sundararajan, former secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
  • François Godement, senior advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne 
  • Gulshan Rai, former national cyber security coordinator, Government of India
  • Kanav Monga, managing director of the Virgo Group 
  • Chair: Rajesh Bansal, senior adviser at Carnegie India
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Data Explosion in the Auto Industry

  • Aravind Doss, associate vice president of Harman International
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Data Protection in the Digital Age

  • B.N. Srikrishna, former judge of the Supreme Court of India
  • Bhairav Acharya, public policy manager at Facebook
  • Chair: Rahul Matthan, partner at Trilegal
1:45 to 2:30 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 
2:30 to 2:40 p.m.         

Concluding Remarks

  • Rajesh Bansal, senior adviser at Carnegie India
2:40 to 3:30 p.m.       

Lunch

Speakers Spotlight

  •  
    Ajit Mohan
    Vice president and managing director India at Facebook
  •  
    Alok Prasanna
    Senior resident fellow and team lead at Vidhi Karnataka
  •  
    Ananth Padmanabhan
    Dean of academic affairs at Sai University and visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research
  •  
    Aruna Sundararajan
    Former secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
  •  
    Aravind Doss
    Associate vice president of Harman International
  •  
    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
  •  
    B.N. Srikrishna
    Former judge of the Supreme Court of India
  •  
    Bhairav Acharya
    Public policy manager at Facebook
  •  
    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
  •  
    Evan Feigenbaum
    Vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  •  
    François Godement
    Senior advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne
  •  
    Frederik Kristensen
    Deputy chief executive officer at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations
  •  
    Gagandeep Kang
    Executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
  •  
    George Perkovich
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  •  
    Gulshan Rai
    Former national cyber security coordinator, Government of India
  •  
    Jeyandran Venugopal
    Chief product and technology officer at Flipkart
  •  
    K. VijayRaghavan
    Principal scientific advisor to the Government of India
  •  
    Kanav Monga
    Managing director of Virgo Group
  •  
    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Founders committee at Carnegie India and chairperson & managing director of Biocon
  •  
    Krishna Ella
    Chairman and managing director of Bharat Biotech International
  •  
    Matt Sheehan
    Fellow at MacroPolo
  •  
    Nandan Nilekani
    Co-founder and non-executive chairman of the Board at Infosys and former chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India
  •  
    Nandkumar Saravade
    Chief executive officer at the Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited
  •  
    Philipp von Restorff
    Deputy chief executive officer at Luxembourg for Finance
  •  
    Rahul Matthan
    Partner at Trilegal
  •  
    Rajat Kathuria
    Director and chief executive at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  •  
    Rajesh Bansal
    Senior adviser at Carnegie India
  •  
    Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
    Distinguished fellow and head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation
  •  
    Rakesh Sood
    Distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation
  •  
    Ralf Sauer
    Deputy head of the Unit for International Data Flows and Protection at the Directorate General for Justice and Consumer, European Commission
  •  
    R.K. Misra
    Nonresident scholar at Carnegie India
  •  
    Robert Garverick
    Minister counselor for economic, environment, science & technology affairs at the U.S. Embassy, India
  •  
    Rudra Chaudhuri
    Director of Carnegie India
  •  
    S. Jaishankar
    External affairs minister of India
  •  
    Sahil Kini
    Founder and chief executive officer of Setu
  •  
    Shekhar Gupta
    Editor-in-chief and chairman of ThePrint
  •  
    Shivnath Thukral
    Public policy director at Facebook
  •  
    Smriti Parsheera
    Fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
  •  
    Sopnendu Mohanty
    Chief fintech officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  •  
    Srinath Raghavan
    Senior fellow at Carnegie India
  •  
    Suranjali Tandon
    Assistant professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
  •  
    Suyash Rai
    Fellow at Carnegie India
  •  
    Tom Uren
    Senior analyst at the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  •  
    T.S. Tirumurti
    Secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  •  
    T.V. Mohandas Pai
    Chairman of Manipal Global Education Services and co-founder and chairman of Aarin Capital
  •  
    Umakant Soni
    Co-founder of AI Foundry