Agenda 2022

The Global Technology Summit brings together industry experts, policymakers, scientists, and other stakeholders from all over the world to deliberate on the changing nature of technology and geopolitics.

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Inaugural Address 

Speaker:

S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Inaugural Conversation: ‘Geo-digital’ and its Effects

Speaker:

S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India

Moderator:

C. Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Keynote 

Speaker:

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

 

10:55 AM - 11:10 AM

In Conversation with

Speaker:

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Moderator:

Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India

 

11:15 AM - 11:20 AM

Video Message

Speaker:

Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

 

11:20 AM - 11:30 AM

Keynote

Speaker:

Amitabh Kant, India’s G20 Sherpa

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel: India’s Digital Way: The Road to G20 and Beyond

Speakers:

Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprises

Amitabh Kant, India’s G20 Sherpa

Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India & Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Corporation

 

Moderator:

Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

Video Message  

Speaker:

Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman, Infosys Technologies Limited Founding Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India

12:25 PM - 01:20 PM

Panel: Digital Identities: Foundational Architectures for a Digital Society: The Road to G20

Most countries are slowly developing digital identity solutions to provide access to basic public services and facilitate administrative processes. In addition to building national identity systems, both government and industry players across the world are gearing toward developing open-source ID solutions to accelerate digital ID implementation to ensure people have access to valid credentials and public services. Despite the expected benefits of using digital IDs for inclusive development, certain concerns around data privacy and safety still exist. 

 

Since most digital identity solutions rely on biometric authentication, what legal standards can be implemented to create trustworthy digital infrastructures?  

What shared standards and practices can be developed globally to ensure cross-border acceptability of digital identities which can in turn facilitate trade and promote regional or global integration?  

Speakers:

Saurabh Garg, Chief Executive Officer, Unique Identification Authority of India 

Vyjayanti T Desai, Practice Manager, Identification for Development & Digitizing Government to Persons Payment, The World Bank 

Assane Gueye, Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Africa & Co-Director, Cylab-Africa  

Carsten Maple, Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute  

Dushni Weerakoon, Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka  

Moderator:

CV Madhukar, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Develop  

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch

02:00 PM - 02:10 PM

Keynote Address

Speaker:

R.S. Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority

02:10 PM - 03:05 PM

Panel: Digital Health Solutions: Road to Sustainable Healthcare Delivery: The Road to G20

Countries around the world are leveraging digital technologies to create solutions to enable easy access to healthcare services, strengthen disease surveillance to predict future outbreaks, and tackle disinformation campaigns. CoWin in India, CommCare in Jamaica, Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) in Nigeria, and Bisa app in Ghana are some examples of how nations use open-source technologies to facilitate access to healthcare services. Despite the benefits of these digital health solutions, most of them are built by small and agile teams who sometimes lack access to expert resource pool and stable funding.

 

What support can be provided to developers or implementers of digital health solutions to create sustainable health architectures? 

What interoperability and technical challenges exist that might restrict cross-border flow of digital health solutions?

Speakers:

R.S. Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority

Pradipta Kundu, Director, Health Mission, e-Gov Foundation

Sean Blaschke, Co-founder and UNICEF Coordinator, Digital Health Centre of Excellence

Venkat Subramanian, Senior Product Manager, Google Research

HSD Srinivas, Project Director, Health Systems, Tata Trusts

Moderator:

M Hari Menon, Director, India Country Office, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

03:05 PM - 03:20 PM

Address 

Speaker:

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, G20 Chief Coordinator, Government of India

03:20 PM - 03:50 PM

Conversation:

Speaker:

Tarun Chhabra, Special Assistant to President and Senior Director, Technology and National Security Council, The White House

Moderator:

Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India 

03:50 PM - 04:10 PM

Coffee Break

04:10 PM - 05:05 PM

Panel: A Connected World: Aligning Principles for Cross-border Payments: The Road to G20

Several inclusive real-time payment system models have been developed around the world, such as India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Singapore’s PayNow, Brazil’s Pix, and Kenya’s m-Pesa. While countries are developing their own payment systems, interoperability between these different payment platforms are necessary to facilitate faster, cheaper, safer, and transparent cross-border payments.

How can interoperability be achieved between different payment systems that follow differing message formats, communication protocols, and payment processing rules and access regimes?

What role can central banks play in defining the standards needed for interoperability of cross-border payment systems, one of the major objectives of G20 countries?

Speakers:

Ritesh Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, NPCI International Payments Limited

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Sherab Jamtsho, Director, Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan

Juliet Wangui Maina, Senior Manager, Regulatory and Public Policy, m-PESA (virtual)

Moderator:

Priyadarshini D., Associate Fellow, Technology & Society Program, Carnegie India

05:05 PM - 05:15 PM

Curtain Raiser: Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA)

Speaker:

Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal

05:15 PM - 05:55 PM

Panel: The Next Decade of India Stack: The Road to G20

The India Stack, that came into effect in 2016, is slowly transitioning India toward a presence-less, paperless, and cashless economy. This stack has allowed governments, businesses, startups, and developers to utilize digital infrastructure to facilitate access to public services and enable digital and financial inclusion in India. In addition to improving access to financial services, India stack is also being used to streamline access to healthcare and educational services.

 

Considering the achievements of the India stack in the last decade, what new products such as Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA) can be developed to cater to the needs of the aspirational classes in the next decade?

Although a few developing markets already find India’s model useful and relevant, how can the India stack be made more attractive for the developed world?

Speakers:

Abhishek Singh, President & Chief Executive Officer, National eGovernance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal

Jawed Ashraf, Ambassador of India to the Republic of France and Principality of Monaco

Sanket Atal, Managing Director, Salesforce India Operation, Site Lead- Technology, Marketing, Product, Salesforce

Moderator:

Sarayu Natarajan, Founder, Aapti Institute

05:55 PM - 06:50 PM

Panel: The World We Live In: The Road to G20

Collaborating and competing to develop digital public goods, the SWIFT ban against Russian banks, and the role technology companies have played in the Russia-Ukraine crisis, exemplify how technology is both an object and a driver for international cooperation and competition. The decisions of countries and businesses alike to both provide and restrict access to critical technology and systems, based on their global alignments, clearly shape contemporary geopolitics in times of conflict as well as peace.

 

What policy strategies can countries and technology companies develop to navigate this complex environment? 

What differential impact will these changing circumstances have on the developed and the developing world? 

What can India do during its G20 Presidency, to help shape a new language for technological cooperation? 

Speakers:

Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme

Colin Reed, Global Intelligence Manager, Salesforce

Ashok Malik, Partner & Chair (India), The Asia Group

Evan Feigenbaum, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Moderator:

Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation

06:50 PM - 06:55 PM

Video Message

Speaker:

Amandeep Singh Gill, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology

06:55 PM - 07:35 PM

Panel: Digital Public Infrastructure: Building Collaborative Partnerships & Alliances: The Road to G20

The coronavirus pandemic encouraged innovators around the world to develop solutions or digital public goods (DPGs) on top of digital public infrastructure (DPI) to slow disease spread or extend financial help to build an equitable global society. However, multi-stakeholder collaboration among policymakers, private sector, philanthropy, academia, international organizations, and other donor organizations is necessary to sustain such innovation.

 

What role does each community play in developing new and innovative solutions and what steps can be taken to change the way we work and collaborate across various stakeholders?

How do DPGs improve capabilities of the public and what can be the geopolitical implications if “digital public goods” are not developed collectively?

Speakers:

Liv Marte Nordhaug, Co-Lead, Digital Public Goods Alliance

Kathleen McGowan, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy, Digital Impact Alliance, United Nations Foundation

Chetan Krishnaswamy, Vice-president, Public Policy, Amazon (virtual)

Moderator:

Aubra Anthony, Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

07:35 PM - 07:45 PM

Ministerial Address

Speaker:

Michelle Donelan, U.K.’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (virtual)

07:45 PM - 08:40 PM

Panel: Cyber-resilience: Security of the Internet Infrastructure: The Road to G20

In 2021, the average number of cyberattacks and data breaches increased by 15.1% from the previous year. With attacks becoming more malicious and frequent, continuous dialogue amongst component makers, software developers, manufacturers, policymakers, and businesses is imperative to develop robust, secure, resilient systems. Business and governments should also implement cyber security strategies that provide a consolidated solution which combines cybersecurity program with recovery mechanism to protect against and recover from disruptive cyber incidents.

 

How can the government and private sector work together to create an orchestrated resilience approach which can identify vulnerabilities in the system, detect and respond to a cyber-attack, and recover from a cyber-incident to minimize disruption and ensure digital continuity?

With some countries looking to revise their existing frameworks to embrace a more cyber resilience posture, what core competencies should be developed within the government to recognize key cyber-threats, identify critical systems, and determine the resources required to test capabilities?

Speakers:

Noelle van der waag-Cowling, Cyber Program Lead, Security Institute for Governance and Leadership, Stellenbosch University

Manjeet Singh, Joint Secretary (Cyber), National Security Council Secretariat

David van Duren, Director, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (virtual)

Marcus Bartley Johns, Asia Regional Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Microsoft

Moderator:

Nanjira Sambuli, Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

08:40 PM - 08:45 PM

Closing Remarks

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM

Opening Remarks

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Keynote

Speaker:

Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture, Government of India

 

10:20 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel: What’s new IN-SPACe?

Space activities in India, until recently, were predominantly carried out by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The Indian government however recently setup the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to enable commercialization of space technology and boost investments in the space sector. The Indian private sector has positively responded to the creation of IN-SPACe. Moreover, the range of reforms introduced by the Indian government has also made the field ready for foreign investments.

 

Given the nascent stage of private sector involvement in India in the space sector, what role can IN-SPACe play in bringing the domestic and foreign stakeholders together to promote investment and innovation in the Indian space sector?  

IN-SPACe’s ultimate objective is to enhance India’s share in the global space economy through participation of private players. How is this goal perceived by Indian and foreign companies alike?  

Speakers:

Rajeev Jyoti, Director, IN-SPACE Technical Directorate

Victor Joseph T, Associate Scientific Secretary, Indian Space Research Organisation

Awais Ahmed, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pixxel

Susmita Mohanty, Director General, Spaceport SARABHAI (virtual)

Moderator:

Konark Bhandari, Associate Fellow, Technology and Society Program, Carnegie India

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

Conversation

Speaker:

Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs, Meta & Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Moderator:

Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Talk: India as a Startup Nation 

Speaker:

Mohandas Pai, Chairman, 3one4 Capital; Co-founder and Chairman, Aarin Capital; Chairman, Manipal Global Education

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Panel: Startup 20: An Agenda for G20

Startups worldwide, empowered significantly by technology, are driving economic growth, and addressing global challenges relating to healthcare, climate change, and education, amongst others. While the global startup ecosystem has seen an exponential rise in recent years, both in numbers and value (with over 1000 unicorns globally and over 100 in India), they face the challenge of sustaining their growth responsibly. India, as part of its upcoming G20 presidency, should therefore consider creating an additional G20 engagement group called “Startup 20” which provides startups a platform to discuss common challenges and brainstorm ideas to address them.

 

How can the global startup ecosystem collaborate under the G20 umbrella to address operational challenges for startups, including investments, retention of talent, and skills gap, while adhering to environmental and ethical responsibilities? 

How can this engagement group ensure a sustainable influx of talent, capital, and resources to support the global startup ecosystem?

Speakers:

Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Jeet Vijay, CEO, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Startup Hub, Government of India

Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Mohandas Pai, Chairman, 3one4 Capital; Co-founder and Chairman, Aarin Capital; Chairman, Manipal Global Education

Moderator:

Lavanya Ashok, General Partner, Trifecta Capital

12:45 PM - 01:00 PM

Talk: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

Speakers:

Kiran Gopal Vaska, Executive Director, IT and Coordination, National Health Authority

Basant Garg, Additional Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

Conversation: Healthcare.AI: Disrupting Healthcare for Bharat

The Covid pandemic highlighted the disruptive role that technology can play in ensuring easy access to affordable and quality healthcare. It is imperative for the various players in the healthcare ecosystem to embrace these changes caused by technology as they move toward patient centric digital models.

 

What role can AI/ML and deep tech play in ensuring more personalised, preventative, and predictive healthcare? 

How will these technologies enhance productivity in the ecosystem while empowering consumers to access healthcare on a large scale?

Speaker:

Prashant Tandon, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tata 1mg

Moderator:

Kashyap Chanchani, Managing Partner, The Rainmaker Group

01:20 PM - 02:30 PM

Lunch

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM

Keynote: Contours of Building an EU-India Trade and Technology Council

The European Commission, earlier this year, announced a Trade and Technology Council (TTC) with India to encourage compatible standards to boost technical collaboration and deepen cooperation in trade and security. The council is being envisioned to provide the necessary structure to operationalize political decisions and coordinate technical work to ensure sustainable progress of European and Indian economies.

 

What will the contours of India-EU TTC look like and how will it help with ongoing free trade agreement negotiations?

How will the existing regulatory differences and potential trade barriers impact the success of the TTC?

Speaker:

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age and Co-chair, Trade and Technology Council (virtual)

02:35 PM - 03:10 PM

Panel: Technology & Trade: Opportunities and Challenges

Recent advancements in digital technologies have the potential to create novel products and open new markets. Such advancements are changing the composition of trade in services and goods and redefining intellectual property rights in trade. These technological changes are also slowly bringing the developing countries to play a major role in global trade. Acknowledging the rising volume of digital transactions in the economy, several countries, including India, are now updating their foreign trade policies to have a dedicated section for e-commerce.

 

How do new technologies transform international trade, create new opportunities for a more inclusive trading system, and affect international trade costs?

How can international trade cooperation help governments harness digital technologies and seize new trading opportunities for small, medium, and large enterprises?

Speakers:

Bhupen Wakankar, Director, Global Trade, Amazon India

Kumar Iyer, Director General for Economics, Science and Technology, UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Anita Prakash, Senior Policy Advisor for International Economic Cooperation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (virtual)

Christophe Kiener, EU Chief Negotiator for Trade

Moderator:

Evan Feigenbaum, Vice president for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

03:10 PM - 04:05 PM

Panel: Creating Public Infrastructure for an Open Digital Economy: The Indian Experience

Like all markets, markets in the digital economy call for creating public infrastructure that can help reduce transaction costs, bridge information gaps, and foster competition. India is looking to make the most of the digital revolution by developing infrastructure that enables development of digital markets. From the identity platform Aadhaar to the unified payment interface (UPI), to the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), which seeks to make ecommerce more open, India has taken many initiatives to enable the development of secure and open digital markets with low costs for participants. While these are bold initiatives, they carry some risks in terms of crowding out private initiative, the mechanisms for regulating these initiatives, the economics of developing and maintaining digital public infrastructure, and so on.

 

Considering this, what are the technological, economic, regulatory, and organizational aspects of digital public infrastructure being developed in India?

What are the suitable roles for the government and private sector in the development, operation, and regulation of digital public infrastructure? 

Speakers:

Sumit Seth, Joint Secretary (Policy Planning & Research), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Sharad Sharma, Co-founder, iSPIRT

Rahul Handa, Senior Vice President, Open Network for Digital Commerce

Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India

Moderator:

Suyash Rai, Deputy Director & Fellow, Carnegie India

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM

Coffee Break

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Conversation: National Quantum Mission

Speaker:

Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

Moderator:

Michael Nelson, Senior Fellow, Technology & International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

05:00 PM - 05:25 PM

Talk

Speaker:

Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India & Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Corporation

05:25 PM - 06:20 PM

Panel: Bridgital USP: Building Unique Semiconductor Partnerships 

Semiconductors are the fourth most-traded product after crude oil, refined oil, and cars, and are the backbone of the digital economy. Disruptions in semiconductor supply chains have given rise to a global chorus of calls for self-reliance among countries. India’s new semiconductor policy focusing on both chip fabrication and chip design, introduced in December 2021, is also aimed at attracting investment from major global semiconductor firms.

 

Given that the global semiconductor production capacity is still largely concentrated in a few countries, how are attempts to establish new foundries in India being perceived by leading semiconductor fabrication firms themselves? 

Has India been able to leverage its considerable workforce in the chip design ecosystem to its advantage? What role can foreign fabless companies play here?

Speakers:

Anantha S, Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, India, Intel Corporation

Chris Miller, Assistant Professor, International History, The Fletcher School, Tufts University (virtual)

Jason Hsu, Senior Research Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Sagar Sharma, Chief of Staff, India Semiconductor Mission

Moderator:

Vrinda Kapoor, Co-founder, 3rditech

06:20 PM - 06:35 PM

Talk

Speaker:

Matt Sheehan, Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

06:35 PM - 07:30 PM

Panel: Responsible AI: A Strategic Imperative 

The economic potential of artificial intelligence (AI) is being widely recognized by policymakers, technologists, academics, and civil society across the world. While AI is being deployed in different sectors such as agriculture, health, and education, ethical dilemmas such as lack of transparency, gender and ethnic bias, threats to privacy, and the danger of mass surveillance are also growing. Recognizing this, the 193 member states at UNESCO adopted the first global standard on the ethics of AI to guide countries that are building legal frameworks to ensure that AI is developed in a responsible manner and is deployed for public good.

 

How can the industry and government work together to draft broad principles that are imperative to responsible management of AI? 

Once these principles are developed, how can the government and industry implement them to practice?

Speakers:

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (virtual)

Samantha Hoffman, Senior Analyst, International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Rohit Satish, Program Lead, Art Park

Sarah E. Kemp, Vice president, Intel Corporation (virtual)

Moderator:

Matt Sheehan, Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Book Discussion: After Tiananmen: The Rise of China

Speakers:

Vijay Gokhale, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie India

Samantha Hoffman, Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Srinath Raghavan, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie India

Evan Feigenbaum, Vice president for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Moderator:

Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

09:00 PM - 09:10 PM

Closing Remarks

09:20 AM - 09:25 AM

Opening Remarks 

09:25 AM - 09:45 AM

Conversation: G20 Troika: Indonesia, India, and Brazil

Indonesia, India, and Brazil, a group of three developing countries will form the troika of the preceding, current, and succeeding presidencies later this year. Considering the implications of the disruption caused by the pandemic and thereafter the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Indonesia during its presidency focused on three priority issues including global health architecture, digital transformation, and sustainable energy transition.

 

 

Recognizing the value of the emerging-world troika, what should be the long-term priorities for both India and Brazil to ensure there is continuity in the agenda, as set by Indonesia? 

How have the G20 countries contributed to sustainable development goals so far and how can India and Brazil align their priorities in accelerating sustainable development across the globe?

Speakers:

Amitabh Kant, India’s G20 Sherpa (virtual)

Sarquis José Buainain Sarquis, Brazil G20 Sherpa (virtual)

Moderator:

Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India (virtual)

09:45 AM - 09:50 AM

Ministerial Address

Speaker:

James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom (virtual)

09:55 AM - 10:05 AM

Ministerial Address

Speaker:

Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore (virtual)

10:05 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel: Save the Data: Localization as Democratization?

Speakers:

Melinda Claybaugh, Privacy Policy Director, Legislation, Meta

Ralf Sauer, Deputy Head, DG Justice and Consumer’s Unit for International Data Flows and Protection, European Commission

Audrey Plonk, Head of Division, Digital Economy Policy, The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (virtual)

Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal

Moderator:

Anirudh Burman, Associate Research Director and Fellow, Carnegie India

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Ministerial Address

Speaker:

Sanae Takaichi, Minister of Economic Security of Japan (virtual)

11:10 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel: Lessons from the War in Ukraine

Technology in the defence sector has been increasing rapidly for a few years. But the recent Russia-Ukraine crisis is the first conflict that deployed a combination of kinetic and digital weapons to gain supremacy. Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology, commercial satellite imaging, 3D printing, unmanned aerial vehicles made it easier for everyday citizens, private companies, and civilian institutions to become an active part of the crisis. While many of the technologies used by Russia and Ukraine are not entirely new, their deployment in the recent crisis might place emerging tech into the military mainstream.

 

With technology playing an increasing role in military operations, how does one measure the balance of forces in a war? 

What international standards or cooperation mechanisms can be developed to ensure technologies are not deployed to cause global instability?

Speakers:

Raj Shukla, Member, Union Public Service Commission

Joshua T. White, Non-resident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings

Lauren Kahn, Research Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (virtual)

Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy

Moderator:

Indrani Bagchi, Chief Executive Officer, Ananta Aspen Centre

12:15 PM - 01:20 PM

Panel: Promoting Sustainability: Transitioning to a Net-Zero Economy

As countries around the world make efforts to meet their zero-emission targets, investment in green technologies such as wind and solar power, electric mobility, and green hydrogen is slowly gaining traction. In addition to governments pooling in money and resources to transition to greener technologies, a lot of private actors have also announced their net-zero ambitions over the last year.

 

As both governments and companies worldwide pledge to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, what would it take to fulfil the ambition? 

How can G20 countries coordinate their efforts to spur investments and share knowledge and best practices to create reliable supply chains to support its transition to a net-zero economy?

Speakers:

Sassoon Grigorian, Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy, APAC & Japan, Salesforce

Ashutosh Chadha, Director and Country Head, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Microsoft India

Neeraj Sinha, Senior Adviser (Science & Technology), NITI Aayog

Sandeep Chakravorty, Joint Secretary (Europe West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Varad Pande, Partner, Omidyar Network India

Sharmila Barathan, President, Corporate Affairs & Policy, General Electric South Asia

Moderator:

​​Anirudh Suri, Non-resident Scholar, Carnegie India

01:20 PM - 02:15 PM

Lunch

02:15 PM - 02:35 PM

Conversation: Building Technologies for a Sustainable Global Food Chain

Food value chains across the world are built at the intersection of quality and yield. The sole determinant of fairness, transparency and traceability of the world’s food yield is hinged on the axis of ‘quality’. Yet globally, the measurement of quality from farm to fork is more speculative than science.

 

What role can technology play in ensuring a more sustainable global food chain?

What are some of the potential benefits agri-technology could bring for stakeholders in the global food ecosystem?

Speakers:

Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Agnext

Moderator:

Kunal Bhardwaj, Partner, The Rainmaker Group

02:35 PM - 03:15 PM

Local Content: Instrument of India’s Soft Power Globally

With the growth of the global streaming market, India is set to become the “content hub of the world.” India’s homegrown content could be a powerful instrument to showcase the rich heritage and cultural diversity of India. In addition, it could be a key soft power tool to garner economic benefits for India and shape the cultural and political landscape of content consuming societies.

How can globalization of India’s popular local content, aided by a large diaspora, promote India’s diplomatic efforts?

What steps can be taken to enhance public-private partnership to expand the reach of Indian content across the world?

Speakers:

Gaurav Gandhi, Vice President, Prime Video India

Nanjira Sambuli, Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Amritpal Singh Bindra, Founder, Still and Still Media Collective

Rangita Pritish Nandy, Creative Director, Pritish Nandy Communications

Moderator:

Vikram Chandra, Founder, Editorji Technologies

03:15 PM - 04:10 PM

Panel: Architecture for Biosafety and Biosecurity

The field of life science research is going through a revolutionary period with rapid change and innovation. Bioscience and biotechnology advances are vital for fighting disease, protecting the environment, and promoting economic development—but these innovations also can pose risks of accidents or deliberate misuse. Governments play a critical role in providing oversight to prevent abuse and misuse, but they have struggled to keep pace with rapid bioscience and biotechnology advances. There is a lack of shared international biosafety- biosecurity norms and available tools for upholding them.

How can we identify gaps in the governance structure that exists due to rapid technological advancement outpacing conventional policy and practices?

What strategies can be adopted to fill those gaps to facilitate systemic change in global biosafety-biosecurity governance with the purpose of reducing the risks of catastrophic event of biological nature?

Speakers:

Piers Millett, Executive Director, International Biosafety and Biosecurity Initiative for Science

Jaime Yassif,Vice President, NTI Bio

Mrinmayee Bhushan,Founder-Director, Mindfarm Novatech Private Limited

Moderator:

Shruti Sharma,Senior Research Analyst and Senior Convenor, Global Technology Summit, Carnegie India

04:10 PM - 04:25 PM

Ministerial Address

Speaker:

Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education of India

04:25 PM - 04:45 PM

Keynote

Speakers:

Rajesh Bansal, Chief Executive Officer, Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

04:45 PM - 05:50 PM

Panel: Open-Network Technologies: A Driver of Financial Inclusion 

Public and private sector banks across the world are deploying digital technologies to offer financial services for financially underserved and excluded population. Despite the rapid progress in leveraging digital technologies to enable inclusion, more than a billion people remain unbanked, with a large fraction of them being women. To bridge this gap, several countries are building digital public infrastructures that enable delivery of financial services. In India, innovations like Aadhar, UPI, and account aggregator have changed the way financial services are provided. Moreover, fintech and big tech companies are now competing with banks and other incumbents across a range of markets.

 

How can the Indian financial ecosystem leverage the full potential of its digital public infrastructure to serve its customers better?

Can interoperable solutions and open standard protocols play a role in expanding access to safe and affordable digital financial services to all?

Speakers:

Steven Haley, Director, Market Development and Partnerships, Mojaloop Foundation

Kamya Chandra, Practitioner Economist, Digital Development (virtual)

Nanjira Sambuli, Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Siddharth Tiwari, Former Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Bank for International Settlements (virtual)

MG Vaidyan, Senior Advisor, Financial Inclusion, Tata Trusts

Moderator:

Priyadarshini D., Associate Fellow, Technology & Society Program, Carnegie India

05:50 PM - 06:00 PM

Ministerial Address

Speaker:

Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria (virtual)

06:00 PM - 06:05 PM

Address

Speaker:

Oddmund Hoel, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (virtual)

06:05 PM - 06:45 PM

Conversation: Personalized Cancer Care (virtual only)

Speakers:

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University & Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Moderator:

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited

06:45 PM - 06:50 PM

Concluding Remarks

07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Book Launch: Grasping Greatness: Making India a Leading Power

07:30 PM - 07:35 PM

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India

07:35 PM - 07:40 PM

Introduction to the Book

Speaker:

Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

07:40 PM - 08:00 PM

Conversation

Speaker:

S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India

Moderator:

Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

08:00 PM - 08:05 PM

Official Release of the Book 

08:05 PM - 08:10 PM

Introduction to the Panel 

08:10 PM - 08:55 PM

Panel Discussion

Speakers:

Ila Patnaik, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group

Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)

Arjun Subramaniam, President’s Chair of Excellence, National Defence College

Moderator:

C. Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute

08:55 PM - 09:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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