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About Innovation Summit

Since 2005, the India Innovation Summit has been the nation’s premier gathering place for thought leaders, innovators and investors from around the globe. Launching moonshots from Bangalore, the forum has been known for its core ethos: focusing all the creative forces at one point, the India Innovation Summit. Consciously and curiously connecting the infinite dots. Knowledge with the knack of a solution-seeker. Scattered sources of information with the insights we have garnered in our lifetime. Business with ethics. Thus magically transforming inventions into innovations; and investments into the imperative of economic, social and spiritual wealth of the nations.

The best minds have been coming – over and over – to the CII Innovation Summit to get a grip of the ideas that shape our lives and issues that challenge our times. Nearly 500 speakers and 5000 delegates have comprised the India Innovation Summit since its inception. Coming of time – and perfecting its timing, the 13th Innovation Summit is themed: The New Wealth of Nations – Reinventing Intellectual Capital. As ever, the summit strives to answer only one question: how can we live better. And happier.

13th Edition Of India Innovation Summit

In the current times of geopolitical rebalancing, innovation-led businesses became the prime driver of differentiation between the developed and developing nations. The asset-driven and regulation-based industries of the past era are giving into the innovation-centric and open market, digital businesses.

The leverage of vast human capital at our disposal in India puts us at a vantage point, while making us dependent on our own ability to ideate, create, network and collaborate with other nations to deliver the results on the ground. The theme of the 13th innovation summit, therefore, has rightly been chosen as: The new wealth of nations – Innovation and Intellectual capital. We strive to strengthen the spirit of the nation to build an ecosystem that fosters and celebrates innovation.

The subjects covered are: teens as innovators to disrupt the existing businesses, rise of machines and Future of Human Labour, India’s digital transformation into a cashless economy, the fault lines in e-commerce, innovation as a culture in our society, the rise of personalized/ precision medicine, the role of technology in education and finally framing innovation as a new state diplomacy.

To complement the conference themes, there is an exhibition arena co-located with the conference event to provide an experiential understanding of the real-world tools of the new wealth paradigm. The pavilions cover the spectrum of innovation by the Indian industry, representing the macro and micro level of the nation’s spirit, creativity and entrepreneurial zeal in a showcase.

The alchemists. Golden words.



Founder, Isha


Mr Siddaramaiah*

Chief Minister of Karnataka


Mr R V Deshpande


Mr Priyank Kharge


Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, India Innovation Summit & Cofounder, Infosys


Lars Stenqvist


Niklas Gustafsson


Kamal Bali


Sanjeev Sharma


Rekha M Menon


Dr Gopichand Katragadda


Debarati Sen


K R Sanjiv


Ruchir Sharma*


Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi

Co-Founder and CTO, Crayon Data


Ajay Nanavati

President, Grey Gurus Management Advisors LLP


Srinivasa Addepalli


Vidya Laxman


Manisha Sriraman


Aroona Bondal

We are in good company

Platinum Sponsors

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International Partner

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Associate Sponsor

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Outreach Partner

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Event Communication Partner

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Agenda for CII Innovation Summit 2017



Inaugural Session

The theme strives to address the spirit of nation building that lends to an ecosystem of innovation that is so critical to the future of the citizens in a digitally connected world.

1000 - 1007 Hrs Welcome Address Mr Kamal Bali
CII Karnataka State Council
1007 - 1020 Hrs Theme Address Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
Chairman, India Innovation Summit &
Past President, CII
1020 -1035 Hrs Special Address Mr Vikram Kirloskar
CII Southern Region
1035 -1050 Hrs Inaugural Address Mr R V Deshpande
Minister for Large & Medium Industries
and Infrastructure,
Government of Karnataka
1055 -1100 Hrs Vote of Thanks Mr Sanjeev Sharma
Vice Chairman
CII Karnataka State Council
1100-1120 Hrs Tea / Coffee


The Leaders take on future of Innovation

1120 -1125 Hrs Welcome Address Mr Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi
India Innovation Summit
Co-Founder & CTO, Crayon Data
1125 -1150 Hrs Keynote Address: Innovations for Future Mobility Mr Lars Stenqvist
Group Chief Technology Officer
Volvo Group, Sweden
1150 - 1200 Hrs Industry Leader’s Address Ms Rekha M Menon
Chairman& Senior Managing Director
Accenture India
1200 - 1210 Hrs Special Address Dr Omkar Rai
Director General
Software Technology Parks of India


Session 1: Learning to Fly – Innovation by Teens

When many of us were in our teens, summer projects and work for science fairs meant visit to a photocopier: copy, cut and paste photos and graphics on colorful presentation boards. Our hobbies translated to playing cricket (or its equivalent, baseball they call it), watching it on a TV, or playing it on a computer. The answer mostly is a function of our time-and-space coordinates. While much hasn’t changed today, we come across teenagers with creative, scientific minds that are building extraordinary devices, revolutionary materials and renewable technologies that might just dent the universe and change the planet for better. What’s fascinating about these development is that the teens @ innovation are not doing it for a science projects or an international Olympiad. They are simply creating -- the prototypes -- a better world for themselves. And, the trophies are coming in the form of seed funds and venture capital. In this session, we proudly showcase and understand the phenomenal Gene Why -- and Why Not from across the world that’s driving the Gen Y.

1220 Hrs Introduction by Session Moderator Ms Vidya Laxman
Director -- Technology
Tesco Bengaluru Pvt Ltd
Speakers Mr Ajay Gopi
Fellow, Ashoka India
Mr Harsh Songra
My Child App/ Weincluded
Mr Siddharth Pandiya
Debate for Change
Ms Garvita Gulhati
Founder, Why Waste?




Session – 2: Rise of machines and Future of Human Labour

The rise of machine-driven intelligence solutions impacts the human labour in various industries with varying degrees of scale. The machine-driven autonomous systems and assisted decision-support systems challenge the low-value adding repetitive jobs that are on one end of the work spectrum. But at the same time, intrude into the high value diagnostic-driven domain specialization arenas such as medicine and environmental sciences. A hybrid work force of machines and humans gives rise to an existential question of the future of human labour and intelligence. The session explores the trends, opportunities and challenges for human labour.

1415 Hrs Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Mr K R Sanjiv
Senior Vice President & CTO
Wipro Limited
Speakers Mr Mrinal Pai
Skylark Drones
Ms Arati Deo
Managing Director
Artificial Intelligence
Accenture Technology
Dr Piyush Mishra
Technology Leader – Food Security Tata Services Ltd.


Session – 3: All systems digital – A cashless move

The digital economy is disrupting the analog world by moving cash into the digital currency form. This is driving rural India embrace the digital world with mobile phone, digital wallet and biometric identity. This opens an under-served segment to main stream marketing and consumerism while providing the efficiency in the last mile for health, education and financial services. The session explores the contours of this new India both in terms of aspiration and anxiety for celebrating inclusion while losing anonymity.

1515 Hrs Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Mr Satish Janardhanan
Financial Services
Accenture India
Speakers Mr Vijay Sai Pratap
Co-Founder & CEO, Gramvaani
Diba Ms Saha
Deputy General Manager
Digital and Transaction Banking
State of Bank of India
Mr Saurabh Johri
SVP Strategic Planning & Investor Relations,
Jayalakshmi Financial Services Ltd


Tea / Coffee


Session – 4: Great Expectations – Scaling the consumption economy

The e-commerce boom has resulted in several shifts in the business landscape anchored on convenience at first, later focusing on experience, bringing about consumer inclusion from non-metro and rural regions. Indian ecommerce has so far focused on customer acquisition, gross merchandise value (GMV) growth and scale, funded often through heavy discounts. Today the conversation shifts to opportunities and constraints impacting the sustainability of the ecommerce model. As an area driving growth for the Indian economy, scale and sustainability for e-commerce may be vital for the economy itself.

Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Ms Debarati Sen
Managing Director
3M India Limited
Speakers Mr Kaveesh Chawla
Director Category Leadership
Amazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd
Mr Surya Kant Pandey
Managing Director & CEO
Kimberly Clark India Region
Mr Aftab Ullah
Chief Operating Officer
L&T Information Technology Ltd
Ms Rama Bijapurkar
Thought leader on Market Strategy


CII – 3M Student Challenge

The session highlights the top 3 of the CII-3M student challenge for innovation in the areas of innovation for national missions. The session concludes with an experience sharing by a renowned personality with a unique blend of artistic talent and technology expertise..

1750 – 1752 hrs Opening remarks Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
India Innovation Summit
1752 – 1755 hrs Context setting Ms Debarati Sen
Managing Director
3M India Limited
1755 – 1830 hrs Student Presentations Finalists – CII-3M Student Challenge
1830 – 1835 hrs Award ceremony Ms Debarati Sen
Managing Director
3M India Limited
1835 – 1837 Jet Airways Draw (Ticket from Bangalore – Amsterdam – Bangalore)


Session Break for Banquet Session – 15 minutes slot for networking

15mins slot for networking time


A Guru’s take on Spirituality and the Spirit of Innovation

Introduction by Mr Kamal Bali
CII Karnataka State Council
Discourse on Culture of Intelligence Sadhguru
Isha Foundation




Day II – Inaugural Session

Opening Remarks by Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
Past President CII & Chairman, India Innovation Summit
Special Address Dr Gopichand Katragadda
Group CTO Tata Sons Ltd.
Keynote Address Ms Rama Bijapurkar
Thought leader on Market Strategy
Address by Guest of Honour Shri Priyank Kharge
Minister for Information Technology, Bio-Technology, Science and Technology & Tourism Government of Karnataka


Tea / Coffee


Session- 5: Panel discussion on Society and Innovation

The panel explores the impact of different innovations on society, throwing light on beliefs, values and practices rooted in a nation’s culture. The concept of identity, the need for privacy and the strife for equality are important social and cultural dimensions for building a national wealth around innovation. The cross-border nature of economic activities, the connected nature of digital societies and the local identity of sub cultures and ethnic groups present a melting pot of divergent views on the role of innovation in society.

Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Mr Niklas Gustafsson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Volvo Group, Sweden
Speakers Dr Rajiv Kumar
Pahle India Foundation
Dr Pavan Mamidi
CESS Nuffield-Flame University
Prof. Shailendra Mehta
Vice Chancellor


Session-6: Cure for All – A bridge too far?

One in three persons diagnosed with the disease do not survive beyond five years. This leaves a little scope for developing insights about the disease, the possible diagnosis and what works best for who. For instance, let us say, a drug has been found to be effective in treating relatively rare strain of cancer. The medicine not only has a significantly higher success rate than medicines for other cancers but also far fewer side effects because its potency is trained on specific cancer cells. The rise of personalized/precision medicine is revolutionizing the way doctors and pharmaceutical companies approach diseases. Using genetic sequencing, medical professionals are now able to separate people with similar symptoms into far narrower groups and target medicines at them. Which could perhaps translate into: the doctor cures, the self-heals.

Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Mr Dileep Mangsuli
Chief Technology Officer
GE Healthcare
Speakers Dr Charit Bhograj
Founder, Tricog
Mr Rohit Kumar Pandey
Co-founder & CEO, SigTuple
Mr Manjunath Ramarao
Group Director and Head
Disease Sciences and Technology
Biocon BMS
Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed
CEO and Director, Centre for Cellular
and Molecular Platforms


Session – 7: Learning to unlearn – A digital immigrant’s dilemma

For once we can believe that technology can change the world since education and learning industry has embraced technology. New skills and passion for constant learning are becoming increasingly rewarding. A new ecosystem is greatly impacting and, in some cases, redefining, established systems and institutions. In its report, Understanding Knowledge Societies, the United Nations describes knowledge economies as those societies in which information and the creation of knowledge have replaced industrial production as the main contributor to GDP. To multiply the wealth of nations, this session discusses how businesses and governments can integrate ICT into their core processes to increase efficiency, expand the scope and reach their services and improve productivity.

Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Mr Ajay Nanavati
Grey Gurus Management Advisors LLP
Speakers Prof P D Jose
Professor, Strategy and
Chairman, MOOCs, IIM Bangalore
Dr Vikas Vazhayil
NIHMAS and IIIT Bangalore
Mr Srinivasa Addepalli
Founder, Global Gyan




Session – 8: Framing Innovation – A new state diplomacy

The innovation framework of a nation is at the core of wealth creation paradigm for any state. The need for policy enablement for public good and its balancing act with protecting competitiveness of the industry gives rise to many fissures in international relations. This clash of national interest with international trade results in clash of patents, trade policies and tax regimes and it is this fine act of diplomacy which drives the nation’s innovation framework. The session analyses the social, moral and legal aspects of this framework as well as the business imperatives to bring out an informed and unbiased view.

Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Ms Aroona Bondal
Associate Partner
Kapil Sapra & Associates
Speakers Mr Arvind Tiwari
IoT Evangelist
Ms Rajeshwari Hariharan
Rajeshwari & Associates


Valedictory Session

1530-1535 Hrs Welcome remarks Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
Chairman, India Innovation Summit &
Past President, CII
1535-1545 Hrs Address by Guest of Honour Mr Gaurav Gupta, IAS
Principal Secretary
Department of IT, BT and S&T Government of Karnataka
1545-1550 Hrs Felicitation of the summit Sponsors
1550-1600 Hrs Summit sum-up by Mr Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi
Member, Core Group, India Innovation
Summit & Co-Founder & CTO
Crayon Data
1600-1605 Hrs Announcement of closing of
13thIndia Innovation Summit
Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan


Tea / Coffee & Close


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Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

Date : 13th & 14th July

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