University of California, Santa Cruz Wednesday, 4th October 2023
AIMA hosted the 6th edition of its US-India Conference, in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Cruz on 4th October 2023 at the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, California. The conference centered around the theme 'India-US and a New World Order: Sharing Similarities, Respecting Differences' and aimed to delve into the complex web of challenges and opportunities that both nations encounter on the global stage.
The inaugural session was moderated by Mr. Mark Davis, Vice Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, and featured distinguished speakers including Mr. Nikhil Sawhney, President Designate AIMA, and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Triveni Turbine Ltd; Ms. Cynthia Larive, Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz; Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman of Hero Enterprise; Mr. Rakesh Adlakha, Deputy Consul General of India, and Ms. Rekha Sethi, Director General of AIMA, who provided the concluding remarks.
Throughout the half-day conference, participants engaged in various insightful panel discussions. One such session explored the theme of 'India, US, and Global Uncertainty: Shaping the economy and unearthing opportunities,' shedding light on the recovery of the economies of India and the United States from the inflation shock, with the International Monetary Fund predicting reasonable GDP growth in both countries for 2023. Another panel focused on 'Tech tonic for the economy: Developing and deploying leading-edge technologies,' emphasising the importance of embracing new energy, computing, communication, commerce, and creative technologies for future economic growth. A third panel discussion revolved around 'Revitalizing the Innovation Ecosystem,' highlighting the need to integrate governments, businesses, regulators, academia, and consumers into innovation ecosystems for technological and geographical interoperability, and the necessity to rethink and remodel these ecosystems across countries and companies.
The speakers who graced these sessions included Mr. Vikram Chandra, Founder of Editorji Technologies; Ms. Galina Hale, Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz; Ms. Kenneth Kletzer, Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz; Mr. Alex Wolf, Dean of Baskin Engineering at UC Santa Cruz; Prof Ed Green of Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz; Mr. Rene Griemens, CFO of Mighty Buildings, Inc.; Mr. R Mukundan, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Chemicals Ltd; Mr. Sharad Singh, CEO of Trivium; Ms. Usha Thiagarajan, Managing Director of HEPL Group of Companies; Ms. Lori Kletzer, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at UC Santa Cruz; Mr. Navneet Chugh, CEO of The Chugh Firm; Mr. Vineet Agarwal, Managing Director of Transport Corporation of India Ltd; Mr. Kartik Sharma, Director of Agnitio; and Mr. Saarthak Bakshi, Founder and CEO of RISAA IVF. The programme was very well received, with over 125 delegates joining from the Valley and the Bay Area.
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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Mr Mansoor Hassan
All India management Association
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