MIT India Conference 2018

MIT INDIA CONFERENCE

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

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Each year, the MIT India Conference brings together visionaries from various industries, including the Indian Film Industry, government, energy, finance, social impact, and technology.

This year, the theme of the conference is "Pioneering Innovation."h The conference will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explore how they’re transforming the economic, social, and technological landscape of India.

 

2018 SPEAKERS

We are excited to announce several inspiring speakers for 2018.
Stay tuned for updates and additions to the list!

 

Ashish Chauhan

Ashish Chauhan

CEO & Manager Director, BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange)
Former CEO, Mumbai Indians
Former CIO, Reliance Group

Desh Deshpande

Desh Deshpande

Founder, Deshpande Foundation
President & Chairman, Sparta Group LLC
Life Member, MIT Corporation

Rekha Menon

Rekha Menon

Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture India
India's Most Powerful Business Women in 2017, Fortune India

Vani Kola

Vani Kola

Founder & Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
India's Most Powerful Business Women in 2017, Fortune India
   

PAST SPEAKERS

Ravi Shankar
Prasad

Hon'ble Minister of Information Technology and Law and Justice, Government of India

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Hon'ble Minister of Information Technology and Law and Justice, Government of India

Montek Singh
Ahluwalia

Indian Economist and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Indian Economist and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission

Shekhar
Kapur

Director, Producer, and Actor

Shekhar Kapur

Director, Producer, and Actor

Anurag
Kashyap

Film Maker, Producer, and Actor

Anurag Kashyap

Film Maker, Producer, and Actor

Ananth
Narayanan

CEO, Myntra and Jabong and Ex-Director, McKinsey

Ananth Narayanan

CEO, Myntra and Jabong and Ex-Director, McKinsey

Kartik
Varma

Investor and Co-founder PropTiger.com

Kartik Varma

Investor and Co-founder PropTiger.com

Mahesh
Murthy

Marketer, Investor, and Commentator; Cofounder and Managing Partner, Seedfund

Mahesh Murthy

Marketer, Investor, and Commentator; Cofounder and Managing Partner, Seedfund

Vish
Mishra

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Director - TiE

Vish Mishra

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Director - TiE

Gita
Rao

Senior Lecturer in Finance; Founder & President at Aspari Capital

Gita Rao

Senior Lecturer in Finance; Founder & President at Aspari Capital

Karl
Mehta

Founder and CEO, EdCast and Code For India

Karl Mehta

Founder and CEO, EdCast and Code For India

Santhosh
Mathew

Chairperson, NCTE, Ministry of HRD and former Joint Secretary Ministry of Rural Development

Santhosh Mathew

Chairperson, NCTE, Ministry of HRD and former Joint Secretary Ministry of Rural Development

Venkat
Srinivasan

Founding CEO and Chairman of RAGE Frameworks, Vice Chair of Board of Directors, American India Foundation (AIF)

Venkat Srinivasan

Founding CEO and Chairman of RAGE Frameworks, Vice Chair of Board of Directors, American India Foundation (AIF)

Anjali
Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Sumant
Sinha

Founder Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power; Ex-CFO, Aditya Birla Group & CEO, Aditya Birla Retail

Sumant Sinha

Founder Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power; Ex-CFO, Aditya Birla Group & CEO, Aditya Birla Retail

Rob
Stoner

Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative, and Founding Director, Tata Center

Rob Stoner

Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative, and Founding Director, Tata Center

Sanjay
Sarma

Professor, Dean of Digital Learning & Co-founder Auto-ID Center at MIT

Sanjay Sarma

Professor, Dean of Digital Learning & Co-founder Auto-ID Center at MIT

S P
Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management

S P Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management

Amit
Midha

President and Executive VP, Dell Asia-Pacific & Japan

Amit Midha

President and Executive VP, Dell Asia Pacific & Japan

Anish
Shah

Group President, Mahindra Group

Anish Shah

Group President, Mahindra Group

Nishith
Acharya

CEO, Citizence; Former Senior Advisor in Obama Administration

Nishith Acharya

CEO, Citizence; Former Senior Advisor in Obama Administration

Sudhanshu
Vats

Group CEO, Viacom 18

Sudhanshu Vats

Group CEO, Viacom 18

Shraysi
Tandon

New York-based Documentary Filmmaker and Journalisty

Shraysi Tandon

New York-based Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist

Arvind
Subramanian

Current Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and Indian economist

Arvind Subramanian

Indian Govt. Chief Econonomic Adviser

Gururaj
Deshpande

Co-Founder and Chairman Sycamore Networks. Chairman of A123Systems, Tejas Networks, HiveFire, Sandstone Capital, and Sparta Group. Board member of Airvana

Gururaj Deshpande

Founder-Chairman of Sycamore Networks

Narayana
Murthy

Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Infosys

Narayana Murthy

Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Infosys

Raghuram
Rajan

Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Raghuram Rajan

Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Shivshankar
Menon

Indian diplomat, Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Shiv Shankar Menon

Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Dr. Isher Judge
Ahluwalia

Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Dr. Isher Judge Alhuwalia

Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Nadir
Godrej

Chairman Godrej Agrovet, Managing Director of Godrej Industries

Nadir Godrej

Managing Director of Godrej Industries

Sanjay
Kirloskar

Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

Sanjay Kirloskar

Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

Neeraj
Singhal

Head of Expansion for India and the Subcontinent at Uber

Neeraj Singhal

Head of Expansion for India and the Subcontinent at Uber

C.P.
Gurnani

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra

C.P. Gurnani

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra

Rishi
Jaitly

India Market Director at Twitter, Inc.

Rishi Jaitly

India Market Director at Twitter, Inc.

Ashish
Hemrajani

Founder-CEO of Bookmyshow.com, India's Largest online movie and events ticketing brand

Ashish Hemrajani

Founder-CEO of Bookmyshow.com
 

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MIT Media Lab (E14), 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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