February 1 2016,  16.15 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Ministers Rajyavardhan Rathore and Babul Supriyo; Chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT and Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur; Japanese Education Ministry’s Senior Advisor Shinichi Yamanaka; NITI Aayog’s fulltime member Dr. Bibek Debroy; Uber, Inc.’s Chief Advisor David Plouffe; University of Cambridge Centre of Development Studies’ Dr. Shailaja Fennell; Former NASSCOM President Som Mittal and several others to also address the participants

New Delhi, February 1, 2016: Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Honourable Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, will be the Chief Guest for the One Globe 2016 conference to be held on 5th and 6th of February, 2016 at Hotel Imperial in New Delhi. India’s Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore, and Minister of State for Urban Development, Shri Babul Supriyo will be the Guests of Honour at the conference.

The One Globe conference is India's leading conference that brings together global thought leaders to discuss how we build a 21st century knowledge economy in India and South Asia. It explores the intersection of technology, innovation, smart cities, skills, regional collaboration and education. This 5th annual edition of the One Globe Conference: Uniting Knowledge Communities conference will specifically  focus on ideas, issues and impact of the Indian government's ambitious agenda to transform India into a 21st century knowledge economy through its initiatives like "Digital India", "Make in India", "Smart Cities" and “Entrepreneurship”.

Harjiv Singh, Convener, One Globe 2016 and founder and CEO of Salwan Media Ventures, says, “From a $6 billion National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) to the Smart Cities initiative, the JAM Number Trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhar & Mobile, the easing of FDI in various sectors including defence, the Start-Up India program with business-friendly initiatives like the Bankruptcy Bill 2015, to its ambitious target to increase manufacturing’s contribution to GDP from 16% up to 25% through the “Make in India” initiative, the Modi government’s past 20 months have been a fast-paced, untiring movement to revive the Indian economy. In our fifth edition of the One Globe conference, we are delighted to have an eminent set of speakers who bring rich perspectives and proven experience in analyzing the multiple components of making a 21st century knowledge economy.”

David Plouffe, Chief Advisor, Uber Inc., who is widely referred to as the “architect” of President Obama’s two presidential campaign victories and has served as a Senior Advisor to the President, will participate in an exclusive armchair discussion at a dinner hosted by the One Globe conference and the USIBC ahead of the conference.

Other eminent speakers at the two-day conference also include Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, Shri Anurag Thakur; Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science & Technology (MEXT), Japan, Shinichi Yamanaka; renowned economist and NITI Aayog member, Dr. Bibek Debroy; Former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia; Chairman of the Global Advisory Board for Smart Cities Expo World Congress, Jerry MacArthur Hultin; Former President and Chairman of NASSCOM, Som Mittal; Cisco India & SAARC Managing Director - Sales, Growth Verticals, Purushottam Kaushik; Former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore and adjunct professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Sajjad Ashraf; Founder and CEO, Viridis Learning, Felix Ortiz III; Founder and Chairman of The Loomba Foundation, Lord Raj Loomba; Lecturer at Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Dr. Shailaja Fennell; Michael Jebsen Professor of Business and Dean, School of Business and Management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh; Chairman, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Siddharth Shanker Saxena; President, Infinite, Amit Srivastav; Advisor, IIT Jodhpur, M.L. Bapna; Chairman, Cambridge Technology Enterprises, Aashish Kalra;  CEO and Managing Partner, Eight Capital LLC,  Vikram Chachra; Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director of KPIT, Kishor Patil; Managing Partner, Swat Capital, Ashok Trivedi; PhD Researcher, Centre of Development Studies & Darwin College, University of Cambridge, Chokan Laumulin; Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations, Canada, and Chairman, One Globe Conference, Major Dalbir Singh; Managing Director, Dr. Chips Consulting, Makarand H. Chipalkatti; Director of Vega Schools, Sandeep Hooda; Associate Dean for Global Outreach, University of Chicago,  William Kooser; Chairman & MD, ZEN Technologies, Ashok Alturi; CEO, Jabong, Sanjeev Mohanty; Founder & CEO, Anthros, Anurag Dandia; Director, India Education, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Prachi Jain Windlass; Head of Communications, Ericsson India, Sofia Erikkson; COO, Indian Angels Network, Archana Jahagirdar,  and other top experts from Anthill Ventures, mydala, Kermel, GE Global Growth, Wolters Kluwer, Healthfore Technologies, BITS Pilani, uTrade Solutions, Feedback Consulting, Vedantu, Local Circles, DMD Advocates Global Development Incubator, J Curve Ventures and Karma Capital Management.

Cisco and Anthros Inc. are the key partners for the conference. The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and Knowledge@Wharton are the knowledge partners for One Globe 2016. International Baccalaureate (IB) is the education partner, while media partners include braingainmag.com, India Briefing, VCCircle.com and BW Smart Cities. Chamber partners include the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, India (SCCI); Australia New Zealand & India Business Association (ANZIBA); Defence Innovators and Industry Association (DIIA) & European Business Group (EBG).