Track 1 - India & Innovation

India stands at the forefront of global technological innovation, harnessing its rich heritage and diverse talent to drive groundbreaking advancements. With a legacy of innovation spanning centuries, India continues to shape the digital landscape, blending tradition with cutting-edge technology. Join us to explore India’s transformative journey in the realm of technological, business model and frugal innovations and how various stakeholders have come together to create a thriving ecosystem for innovations in the country.
This panel delves into the role of cross-disciplinary collaboration to create a vibrant environment for transformative ideas to flourish and to drive groundbreaking innovations leading to societal progress. Join us for an inspiring discussion as experts explore how diverse perspectives converge to foster groundbreaking solutions, drive progress across industries, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and create a dynamic environment for transformative change.
  • Shailesh Kumar

    Director, Graphics Solutions, Samsung

  • Vijetha Shastry

    Associate Director, Standard Chartered Bank (Moderator)

Join this panel to discover how frugal, cost-effective innovations and ingenious solutions can address the needs of the masses, particularly in resource-constrained environments. Experts will explore ingenious solutions that bridge gaps, enhance accessibility, and promote sustainable development in various regions in India. Learn how creative, resourceful approaches can lead to significant positive change, even in the most challenging contexts.
  • Saumil Majmudar

    CEO & MD, Sportz Village (Moderator)

  • Dr Vipin Kumar

    Director, National Innovation Foundation

  • Siddhartha Panda

    Professor, Deptt of Chemical Engg, IIT Kanpur

This panel delves into the complexities of scaling technological innovations, exploring obstacles faced and strategies employed. Experts will share insights on navigating diverse sectors, ensuring widespread adoption, and overcoming hurdles unique to each innovation. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on driving impactful, large-scale technological advancements, challenges and strategies involved in scaling technological innovations, and how to effectively expand innovative solutions to reach a broader audience.
  • Ameeta Roy

    Senior Director, Red Hat

  • Chetan Bhagat

    Indian Author & Columnist (Moderator)

  • Swati Vasudevan

    MD, Khan Academy

This panel is about a deep dive into India’s vibrant innovation landscape and exploring strategies to foster a conducive environment for creativity and entrepreneurship. Experts will discuss collaborative initiatives, policy frameworks, and industry-academia partnerships that nurture innovation hubs to create a thriving ecosystem, driving India’s future innovations. Explore how to create an environment where innovators can thrive, access to resources is ensured, and connect with mentors, investors, and partners within local and global ecosystems.
  • Ashok Chandavarkar

    Director - Strategic Initiatives, Intel (Moderator)

  • Ravi Narayan

    Senior Advisor, Startup Genome

  • Rishi Das

    Co-founder & Chairman, Indiqube

  • Avnish Sabharwal

    MD, Accenture Innovation

Track 2 - Diving into Core Research

India’s thriving research ecosystem is catalyzing transformative change across sectors. Core research forms the bedrock of innovation, fostering breakthroughs in science, technology, and social development. This conference illuminates India’s pivotal role, exploring the profound impact of foundational research, propelling the nation towards a future defined by knowledge, progress, and innovation.
Explore the fundamental research areas that have the potential to drive transformative technological breakthroughs where India can lead globally
  • Dr. Rajesh Gopakumar

    Director, International Center for Theoretical Sciences - TIFR

  • Dr. Gautam Goswami

    Director & Scientist G, TIFAC

  • KV Venkatesh

    Professor - IIT Bombay

Discuss the critical bridge between research and practical applications. Share success stories of research translation, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and effective knowledge transfer
  • Dr. Vasan Sambandamurthy

    Senior Vice President - Global Operations, Bugworks

  • Prof. Dhiraj Mahajan

    Associate Professor, IIT Ropar

Examine the strategies and challenges involved in successfully commercializing technological innovations originating from research. Highlight best practices for academia, industry, and startups to bring research-based products and solutions to market
  • Dr. Unnat Pandit

    Comptroller General of IP Patents and Copyrights India

  • Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya

    Managing Director, Aims2health Private Limited | International IP Strategy Expert

  • Dr. Vikram Kumar

    Global Technology Leader, Momentive

  • Rohit Pundlik

    Director, Indegene

  • Akshay Aggarwal

    Sr. Director Engineering, MediaTek

  • Praveen Gali

    Founder, CEO, Voltx EV Pvt. Ltd

Explore how collaborations between public research institutions and private enterprises can accelerate technological advancements. Discuss case studies and policy recommendations for fostering fruitful partnerships that benefit both sectors.
  • Dr. Taslim Arif

    CEO & Director, C-CAMP

  • Dr. Manoj Chaudhary

    Vice Chancellor - Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, Professor - IIT Jodhpur

  • Dr. Anuradda Ganesh

    Chief Technical Advisor and Director, Cummins

Track 3 - Digital Economy

The Panel delves into the pivotal role of digital identity solutions to build the modern digital economic infrastructure. Experts will dissect challenges and advancements, showcasing how Digital Identity Solutions for both individual and business entities and similar initiatives enhance security, privacy, and convenience, shaping the future of secure, inclusive digital ecosystems. Join us for insightful discussions on the evolving landscape of digital identity, explore India’s advancements in digital identity solutions and discuss their potential applications on a global scale
  • Sanjay Jain

    Partner, BIF Ventures

  • Kedar Kulkarni

    CEO & Co-Founder, HyperVerge

  • Tanusree Deb Barma

    Dy Director General, UIDAI

  • Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

    CEO, IIT Kanpur (SIIC & AIIDE) (Moderator)

This panel explores the transformative impact of fintech innovations in India, advancing the cause of financial inclusion. It uncovers groundbreaking technologies and strategies that empower individuals and businesses, bridging economic divides and unlocking the potential for widespread prosperity. Join us to witness the evolution of financial services in the digital age and ensure economic empowerment and access to financial services for all citizens.
  • Shri Brijesh Baisakhiyar

    Deputy General Manager, RBI

  • Sopnendu Mohanti

    Chief Fintech Officer, MAS

  • Kumara Raghavan

    India Head, Startup Sales, AWS (Moderator)

Showcase India’s innovations in digital healthcare and profound impact of Digital Health IDs and interoperable health records on India’s healthcare landscape. Join us in discovering the future of healthcare for India Inc and explore how these innovations enhance patient care, streamline medical services, and foster data-driven decision-making, where technology ensures accessible, seamless, and efficient medical services for all
  • Basant Garg

    Additional CEO, National Health Authority

  • Dr. Sabine Kapasi

    Policy Expert, Advisor to UN Strategy Team (Moderator)

Join us to explore the transformative potential of India’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) in reshaping local and global e-commerce landscapes. Experts will discuss how collaborative, open systems foster innovation, enhance transparency, and drive inclusive economic growth. Join us for an engaging discussion on how open architecture networks can be leveraged to promote competition, innovation, and inclusivity in the digital commerce space worldwide
  • Harishankar K

    Head of Transformation, ONDC

  • Dr. Pankaj Dikshit

    Chief Technology Officer, Government eMarketplace

  • Manoj Gupta

    Founder & CEO, Plotch (Moderator)

Track 4 - Boosting Manufacturing

India’s manufacturing landscape is undergoing a paradigm shift, fueled by innovation. Pioneering technologies and a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit are reshaping traditional industries, bolstering economic growth, and enhancing global competitiveness. This conference celebrates India’s manufacturing prowess, highlighting the transformative power of innovation, and its pivotal role in driving economic prosperity and sustainable development
Explore how digital technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and automation are disrupting the manufacturing industry to enable India to become competitive at a global level
  • Sreenivasa Chakravarti

    Vice President - IOT & Digital, TCS

  • Dr. Nagahanumaiah

    Director, CMTI

  • Atanu Roy

    CIO, PI Industries

Invest in aerospace manufacturing to support India’s growing space and aviation industries
  • Bharath Kumar

    Exec. Director, Aidin Technologies

  • Pavan Chandana

    Co-Founder& CEO, Skyroot Aerospace

  • Ankit Mehta

    CEO, ideaForge Technology

  • Vishal Chaudhary

    Co-Founder, Zetwerk

Making India a true Semiconductor Product Nation and boosting the domestic production of electronics, including smartphones, laptops, and other consumer electronics
  • Rahul Sharma

    Co-Founder, Zetwerk

  • Dr. Satya Gupta

    President, VLSI Society of India

Invest in pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities, including the production of generic drugs and vaccines. Promote research and development in biotechnology and healthcare to position India as a global pharmaceutical hub
  • Mahesh Bhalgat

    Chief Operating Officer, Syngene

  • Abhijit Mukherjee

    Advent Private Equity, former COO, Dr Reddys

  • Krishna Venkatesh

    Global Head & Senior Vice President, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

  • Rajiv Desai

    Sr Technical Advisor, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (Moderator)

Track 5 - Supercharging with AI

Supercharging with an AI track illuminates India's dynamic AI landscape, showcasing groundbreaking innovations poised to revolutionize sectors from healthcare to finance. Participants will explore cutting-edge AI research, transformative applications, and ethical considerations, charting a path toward a future where artificial intelligence empowers India's growth, fosters innovation, and enhances societal well-being.
Explore the latest breakthroughs and innovations in AI, including ML , NLP and computer vision.
  • Dr Srinivas Padmanbhuni

    Co-Founder, AIEnsured (Moderator)

  • Manish Gupta

    Director, Google Research India

Case studies, success stories, and strategies for leveraging AI to enhance productivity, improve customer experiences, and drive revenue growth.
  • Pankaj Rai

    Group Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Aditya Birla Group

  • Smita Agrawal

    Executive Director, ConcertAI

  • Smita Ojha

    Vice President, Mindtickle

  • Anton Tomchenko

    Chief Revenue & Solutions Officer, Hexaware

  • Shalini Sinha

    AI and Analytics Leader

Cloud computing plays a pivotal role in enabling AI and machine learning applications. It will also discuss best practices for utilizing cloud-based AI services.
  • Madhuri Susarla

    Head of Solution Architecture, GSI Partners, AWS

  • Sandeep Alur

    Director, Microsoft

  • Gourishanker Jha

    Sr Vice President, Hexaware

Latest advancements in AI hardware design and development, including GPUs, TPUs, and neuromorphic computing. It will discuss how these innovations are driving AI efficiency and speed.

Track 6 - Social Impact

This track focuses on the intersection of technology and social impact, exploring innovative solutions that address pressing social challenges at India scale. Participants will delve into discussions about digital inclusion, sustainable development, healthcare advancements, and civic engagement, examining how technology can empower communities, bridge gaps, and create positive societal change. Join us in exploring the transformative potential of technology for a better India and better World.
Creating urban spaces that are environmentally responsible, technologically advanced, and socially inclusive is the need of the hour to shape the blueprint for future cities worldwide. Explore innovations driving sustainable urban development, from smart cities to efficient infrastructure, improving living conditions and reducing environmental impact. This discussion is at the transformative intersection of sustainable urban development and smart city initiatives, where we talk about eco-conscious infrastructure, digital innovation and community engagement. Join us in envisioning urban landscapes where technology harmonizes with nature, creating resilient, livable, and inclusive communities that stand as models for a sustainable future.
  • John Paul

    Sr Director, The/Nudge Institute

  • Dr. G Srinivasan

    Co-founder and Director, Rural Shores // Wheels

  • Krishna Kumar

    CEO, Cropin

In this panel discussion, experts converge to explore the transformative impact of technology on rural landscapes, emphasizing education, healthcare, and livelihoods. With a keen focus on bridging urban-rural disparities, we explore innovative solutions that promote inclusive development. Experts will unravel how cutting-edge technologies are revolutionizing education delivery, enhancing healthcare accessibility, and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities in remote areas. Join us for insightful conversations on empowering rural communities, ensuring equal access to opportunities, and fostering a digitally inclusive future where technology acts as a catalyst for positive, equitable change and empower, educate, and uplift rural communities, fostering holistic development for inclusive development.
  • Krishna Kumar Raman

    Co-Founder & Director, TERRAGRN

  • Sapna Poti

    Director Strategic Alliances, Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt of India

  • Gayatri Chauhan

    Founder & CEO, Buzz on Earth (Modertor)

In this crucial panel discussion, experts converge to unravel the complexities of ensuring equitable water access, quality, and management, transcending geographical and socio-economic boundaries. The conversation dives deep into the pressing global water challenges, focusing on sustainable solutions for communities worldwide. From innovative technologies to inclusive policies, participants explore innovations ensuring equitable water access, quality, and management, addressing global water challenges for sustainable development. Join us as we navigate the intricacies of water governance, conservation, and universal access, illuminating pathways toward a sustainable future where every individual, regardless of their location, enjoys the fundamental right to clean, accessible water, vital for human well-being and environmental harmony.
  • Raghu Cavale

    Director, MILES

  • Prof. Ashish Verma

    Professor, IISc

  • Aromar Revi

    Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

In the face of escalating climate challenges, this panel convenes visionaries and thought leaders to explore cutting-edge Climate Resilience Innovations. From sustainable urban planning to resilient agriculture, renewable energy solutions, and adaptive technologies, experts will discuss transformative strategies that safeguard communities, ecosystems, and economies. The discourse delves into groundbreaking research, policy frameworks, and community-driven initiatives fostering resilience in the face of climate change. Join us as we seek collective wisdom to fortify our societies against the evolving climate threats, and pave the way for a sustainable, climate-resilient future for all, combat climate change effects, promote resilience in communities, ecosystems, and industries, and secure a sustainable future for all.
  • Anand Malligavad

    Founder, Malligavad Foundation

  • Ramkrishna Mukkavilli

    Founder & MD, Maithri Aquatech

  • Ananth S. Kodavasal

    Director, Ecotech Engineering

  • Richa Natrajan

    MD, Unitus capital (Moderator)