5th US-India Conference
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Spieker Forum, UC Berkeley Campus
AIMA hosted the 5th edition of its US-India Conference in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley on 11th October 2022 at the Berkeley campus.
The Conference, held on the theme ‘US-India Partnership: A New Paradigm in a Changed World’, highlighted the bilateral and global opportunities available to the two countries and explored areas of mutual co-operation in the new world order.
The Conference kicked off with a discussion on possible areas of cooperation and coordination to shape the next world order and ensure mutual and global prosperity and peace.
Mr TV Nagendra Prasad, Consul General of India, San Francisco delivered the inaugural address. The welcome address was given by Mr Shrinivas Dempo, President, AIMA and Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies and the keynote address by Mr Richard K Lyons, Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley. Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA delivered the introductory note and Mr Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley gave the concluding remarks.
The half-day conference witnessed several other interesting discussions on themes of topical importance and emerging trends in a changing business landscape over subsequent sessions. A session on the metaverse explored how supercomputers, AI and simulation can enable planetary-scale resilience. Another panel discussion highlighted the increasing need for organisations to integrate ESG into their objectives and strategies for longevity and growth. Business leaders and industry experts also discussed ways to rebuild the global economy and augment growth amid ongoing disruption and inflation; while emerging trends and innovations that would outlast disruptions through the creation of virtual worlds with their own capabilities, markets and rules were also highlighted.
Some of the key speakers who addressed these sessions included Mr Harsh Singhania, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, J K Paper Ltd; Mr Ganesh Iyer, Professor; Marketing Group Chair; Mr Edgar F Kaiser Chair in Business Administration, Berkeley Haas; Mr Keith Strier, Vice President, Worldwide AI Initiatives and Global Head of Public Sector, NVIDIA; Mr George Jacob, President and CEO, The Bay Ecotarium; Mr R Mukundan, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Chemicals Ltd; Mr Navneet Chugh, Attorney, CPA; Managing Partner, Chugh, LLP; Mr Thomas Y Lee, Associate Adjunct Professor, Research ScientistOperations & IT Management Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Mr Salman Taj, Vice President, Head of Ericsson ONE, Americas, Ericsson; Mr Pallab Deb, Managing Director, ISV Applications Partnerships, Google Cloud; Mr Nitin Nerkhede, General Manager Emerging Technologies, Wipro Technologies Ltd; Mr Shardul Vikram, Senior Vice President and Head of Intelligence and Incubation, SAP CX and Ms Anita Manwani, President Elect, TiE Silicon Valley amongst others. The programme was very well received and attended by 80 plus delegates from the Valley and the Bay Area.
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4th US-India Conference
Friday, 27 September, 2019
Spieker Forum, UC Berkeley Campus
AIMA jointly with Haas School of Business, University of Berkeley, California and the Consulate General of India in San Francisco organised the 4th US-India Conference on 27th September 2019 at Spieker Forum, UC Berkeley Campus. The conference was also supported by the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley; the Bay Area Council; TiE Silicon Valley; US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF); and the India Community Center. Top executives and government & academic leaders from both countries explored areas for greater collaboration. Delivering the keynote address, Mr Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister, Government of Meghalaya invited American companies to invest in the state. He told the audience about the ongoing transformation of the state’s agrarian economy into a tech-driven services economy.
Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, President, AIMA and Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers, stressed on the need to create new rules of international ties and renew trust in institutions. Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Conference Chairman and Chairman, Hero Enterprise, drew attention to the ongoing efforts to sign a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Mr Sanjay Panda, Consul General of India, San Francisco, gave a special address and highlighted India's efforts to become a $5 trillion economy in the next five years. Ms Carol Christ, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley delivered the welcome address which was followed by introductory remarks by Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA. Mr Munis D Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, University of California, Berkeley, presented the vote of thanks and Mr Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, presented the concluding remarks.
Mr Sunil Kant Munjal in conversation with Mr Paul Saffo, Technology Forecaster and Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University, discussed how the shift to exponential technologies will unnerve incumbents and create vast new opportunities.
Some of the other eminent speakers who addressed the daylong conference included Mr T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services; Mr Henry Chesbrough, Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Mr Richard Lyons, Former Dean, Haas School of Business, and William and Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership, University of California, Berkeley; Mr R Mukundan, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Chemicals Ltd; Mr Sandeep Kishore, CEO & MD, Zensar Technologies & Management Board Member, RPG Enterprises; Mr Ganesh Iyer, Edgar F. Kaiser, Professor of Business Administration, Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Mr Mukesh Aghi, President and CEO, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF); Mr Ganesh V Iyer, Managing Director, NIO USA and Global CIO, NIO; Mr Thomas Y Lee, Director of Data Science, Fisher Center for Business Analytics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Mr Stratos Nguyen Davlos, CTO & Sr Vice President, Innoplexus AG; Mr Soma Velayutham, Head of Industry Business Development and AI Deep Learning, NVIDIA; Mr Charlie Isaacs, CTO - Customer Connection, Salesforce; Mr Vas Bhandarkar, CEO & Cofounder, ScoreData Corporation; Mr Atiq Raza, Chairman & CEO, Virsec Systems Inc.; Ms Kaval Kaur, CFO and Co-founder, AlertEnterprise Inc.; Mr Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital; Mr Vineet Gulati, Founder & CEO, Payssurance; Mr Ashwani Rishi, Executive Vice President, Virtusa Corp and Ms Catherine Wolfram, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, Berkeley Haas, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
The conference drew nearly 200 delegates including Indian CEOs, entrepreneurs and technologists from Silicon Valley, and students and faculty of Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.