The India-UK FutureTech Festival

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Event Overview

 

A downloadable version of the agenda is available here
11th December 2018
Venue: Board Room (Hotel Imperial)
Time Topic Speakers
12.00.p.m-02.00.p.m Tech Alliance Meeting

This closed-door session will be the third meeting of this high-level industry group, announced by the two Prime Ministers in April. Jointly  chaired by NASSCOM and Tech UK, including attendance by their CEO and President respectively, the meeting will update on progress on Future Skills, recent Ministerial engagement in the UK and the future work programme.

Closed Door
Venue: High Comissioner’s Residence, 2 Rajaji Marg
Time Topic Speakers
06.00.p.m-09.00.p.m FutureTech Festival launch reception + TECH Rocketship Awards Finale (By Invitation Only)

The TECH Rocketship Awards are a joint initiative from the Department for International Trade and India, having inspired the endorsement of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, British Prime Minister Theresa May and some of biggest names in Indian business.

The 2018-19 TECH Rocketship Awards target India’s top tech entrepreneurs and scale-up businesses, providing them with an opportunity to win international business development support in the UK.  The award categories for the competition this year include fintech, med-tech, internet of things, cloud computing and data analytics, cyber security and artificial intelligence. The awards also include an additional spot under the ‘judges’ award for creativity’.
The awards will be judged by top Indian entrepreneurs and thought leaders including the likes of Mohandas Pai of Arian Capital, Indian Angel Network, Digital India Foundation Head Arvind Gupta, NASSCOM Chairman Raman Roy, fintech entrepreneur Alok Vajpeyi, YourStory founder Shradha Sharma, T-Hub Srinivas, DMI Finance Anmol Nayyar as well as investors from IDG Ventures and others.

Rt. Hon Dr. Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, United Kingdom
Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, British High Commissioner, British High Commission
Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services and Aarin Capital
Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Co-Founder and Director of the Indian Angel Network
Mr. Arvind Gupta, Founder Circle Member, Ispirit
Mr. B. V. R. Mohan Reddy, Founding Director, T-Hub
Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM
12th December 2018
Royal Ballroom (Hotel Imperial)
Time Topic Speakers
09.00.a.m-09.30.a.m Inauguration & Keynote Address

Millions of interactions link India and the UK, from family to finance, sport to science, and with technology cutting across everything we do. This is recognised at the highest level by the strategic partnership between our two governments, which looks to capitalise on our existing connections so that millions more British and Indians can exchange and learn, travel, trade and thrive together.

Speaking side by side, the Rt. Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP, UK Secretary of State for International Trade and Shri Manoj Sinha, Indian Telecoms Minister will deliver their inaugural speeches, reflecting on the important role technology plays in this partnership, and helping you to frame your festival experience within ‘the big picture’.

Joining them on stage will be the Indian Prime Minister’s Principal Scientific Advisor, for whom innovation is in both India’s lifeblood and future growth, and the British High Commissioner who will share his views on the integral role of tech in our future bilateral partnership.

Rt. Hon Dr. Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, United Kingdom
Shri. Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communication and Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India
Ms. Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner
Prof. K VijayRaghavan Principal Scientific Advisor to the PM, Govt. Of India
Mr. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, Niti Aayog
Mr. Crispin Simon, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner to South Asia
Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India
09.30.a.m-10.45.a.m UKIBC host ‘Data: The Foundation of Intelligent Economies’

Access to data is becoming increasingly important in the development of business and services, and India is rapidly becoming one of the most data-rich countries across the globe. At the same time, there is a need to strike the right balance between access to data, smart regulation, and individual rights to privacy and security, to make sure we have the right data frameworks to allow for the development of intelligent economies.

This televised roundtable will bring together key senior UK and Indian leaders to debate the role of data in the development of the economies of the future, setting the scene for an inspiring day of learning, sharing and interactivity.

The roundtable will host CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors and Founders from across the best of UK and Indian technology, ranging from large corporations to small to medium enterprises.

Expect to hear from: 3one4 Capital, AcornOakNorth, AGBT, AstraZenica, Aviva, BT, Carbonculture, Chalo, Control Risks, Equiniti, Flipkart, Founders Factory, G4S, Inmarsat, Max Bupa, Mobikwik, OCS, Orbo, People.io, PwC, RELX-Elsevier,Renishaw, Rolls Royce, Standard Life Aberdeen, Tevva Motors, TVS Logistics, Vidrona Ltd and Vodafone.

10.45.a.m-11.25.a.m Tech Talk I: The Big Picture

What are the critical issues defining global technology right now, and what is going to be driving the evolution of technology into the future? Hear leading UK and Indian technology luminaries debate some of the most important questions affecting how we WORK, LIVE and PLAY across the globe.

Moderated by Leslie D’Monte, National Technology Editor of Mint, the panel will be joined by Director General of the Confederation of British Industry Carolyn Fairbairn and Mayor of Sheffield Dan Jarvis amongst other leading business figures. One not to miss.

Moderated by Ms. Leslie D’Monte, National Technology Editor of Mint
Dr. Suket Singhal, Group CEO, Secure Meters
Mr. Julian David, CEO, Tech UK
Ms. Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI
Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Matt Jones, Swansea University
Mayor Dan Jarvis, Sheffield City Region
11.25.a.m-11.35.a.m Launch – UK-India Fast Track Start-up Fund

The Indian start-up ecosystem has seen significant evolution in recent years. Start-ups are honing in on emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things to solve key challenges such as healthcare, education and financial inclusion. These innovations have the potential to create jobs, transform economies and enhance quality of lives, not only domestically, but also on a global scale.

In this session we are delighted to launch the UK-India partnership on start-ups. The UK Government, through the Department for International Development in India, will commit up to £38m to the Indian start-up ecosystem. The Government of India, through the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, will make a matching commitment of £20m from the Fund of Funds for start-ups managed by SIDBI. We are pleased to have with us Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP, who has been pivotal in shaping the start-up initiative in India, and Mr. Gavin McGillivray, Head of DFID India. They will share a few words marking the launch of this very important partnership.

Shri. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion – Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India
Mr. Gavin McGillivray, Head, UK Department for International Development in India
11.35.a.m-11.55.a.m Launch – UK-India Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Catalyst

Artificial Intelligence is set to transform healthcare provision across the globe and is already playing an important role in supporting diagnosis, treatment planning and ongoing patient management. The UK Department of International Trade and NITI Aayog have come together to launch a £1m programme bringing the best of UK AI technologies to India. Starting this December, UK companies will be implementing their solutions in district hospitals and Primary Health Centres across some of India’s most challenged districts – helping them improve access to diagnostic tests, overcome workforce shortages, and lower healthcare costs.

Join Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England, to meet the companies and hear about plans for further waves of the Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Catalyst over the next year.

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England
Mr. Crispin Simon, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner to South Asia
Ms. Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog (TBC)
11.55.a.m-12.10.p.m Refreshment break
12.10.p.m-01.00.p.m Women in Technology, Chevening Session

On a day we celebrate technology, we must not forget the people enabling it. In this session about the people of tech, we will focus on the concerns around gender diversity in this domain. Are women underrepresented in the technology domain? When we think ‘women in tech’, what misconceptions might we have? How can we change and why must we change? Join panellists from across the private and public sector, from the UK and India, to host an interactive and inclusive debate in this session to explore some of these questions or raise new ones!

Ms Felicity Burch, (Moderator) Director of Innovation, Confederation of British Industry (Moderator)
Ms. Anuranjita Kumar, Managing Director Human Resources, International hubs, RBS
Ms. Pippa Hall, Director of Innovation and Chief Economist Intellectual Property Office
Ms. Vartika Jaini, Entrepreneur and Founder Vriddhi Rural Prosperity Services
Ms. Mausam Joshi, Plant Operations MG Motor
Prof. Aditeshwar Seth, IIT Delhi
Ms. Kamaksy Velayudhan, Associate Vice President, HR JCB Jaipur
01.00.p.m-02.00.p.m Lunch
02.00.p.m-02.45.p.m Invest India and CBI present: Collaborations, Ecosystems and Investments

The UK and India have great potential to be equal partners in each other’s prosperity with technology and innovation as important enablers for achieving this. Hear from the CBI Director General Carolyn Fairbairn on how the UK and India can collaborate to build a mutually beneficial future based on innovation. Invest India CEO Deepak Bagla will also speak on India’s innovation ecosystem where new and old, big and small, modern and traditional businesses thrive and attract global companies to invest and grow. All of this will be rounded off with a panel discussion, chaired by Vishesh C Chandiok, CEO of Grant Thornton India, who will chair a panel discussion with a group of UK companies invested in India, and Indian companies invested in the UK, in an informed exchange of views.

Mr. Vishesh C Chandiok, CEO, Grant Thornton India
Mr Deepak Bagla, CEO, Invest India
Ms. Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI
Mr. Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls Royce India and South Asia
Mr Rhydian Pountney, Chief Executive Officer, Renishaw
02.45.p.m-03.45.p.m Tech Talk II: The Living Bridge

An impactful beginning to the afternoon, focussing on collaboration between the UK and India’s best tech. This session brings together established multi national tech providers, in the form of Cyient and BT, with deep-tech experts from the likes of Prowler and BBOX. The objective is to share learning, tech of the future and how large multinationals incubate and learn from lean, tech experts from the UK and vice versa. Ola will add a global ‘unicorn’ twist!

Ms. Priya Guha (Moderator), General Manager, Rockerspace
Mr. John Cronin, Executive Chairman, Cyanconnode PLC
Mr. Christopher Baker Brian, BBOX
Mr B. V. R. Mohan Reddy, Founding Director, T-Hub
Mr. Sudhir Narang, Managing Director, British Telecommunications India
Mr. Ron Mobed, Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier (RELX Group)
OLA
03.45.p.m-05.15.p.m Technologies of the Future

This session will demonstrate the best of India-UK business partnerships, with speakers drawn from across India’s top ICT companies and inward investors. Learn how Indian ICT companies are bullish about doing business in the UK, and hear our speakers debate on the diversity of the work being delivered by Indian ICT companies for their British customers. Here we explore the British landscape as a destination for Indian business, understanding what the UK has to offer for Indian businesses that are ready to go big!

Mr. Vikram Singh (Moderator), Strategic Head-Investment, Department for International Trade
Ms. Vidya Srinivasan, Senior Vice President – Infrastructure, IT, InfoSec and Enterprise Risk
Mr. Shivendra Singh, Vice President & Head – Global Trade Development, NASSCOM
Mr. Mark Slaughter, Director General-Investment, Department for International Trade
Mr. Anand Verma, CEO/Founder, Brilliant Basic
Mr. Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy officer – Tech Mahindra
Mr. Jim Bligh, Corporate Affairs, TCS
Mr. Sanjiv Kovil, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro
Hodges (Hotel Imperial)
Time Topic Speakers
10.45.a.m-11.45.a.m ICT Roundtable Closed Door
01.00.p.m-03.00.p.m UK-India CEO Forum Closed Door
03.45 pm – 04.45. pm. Ministerial Healthcare Meeting Closed Door
Emily Eden (Hotel Imperial)
Time Topic Speakers
09.30.a.m-10.30.a.m Future Tech for all – Inclusive, Empowering Innovation in Urban and Rural India

Come and hear from 5 experts who have been working with and for communities across India to develop transformative technologies ranging from next generation voice assistants to locally managed solar energy infrastructures. All the projects were driven by a human-centred approach that puts people at the heart of technological innovation.

They will show how this strategy is not only good for society but great for business too, provoking new ideas that might have a worldwide market.

During the session they will demonstrate their innovations interactively and showcase videos to illustrate their points.

Prof. Matt Jones, Head of College of Science, Swansea University

Prof. David Worsley, Research Director SPECIFIC, Vice President (Innovation), Swansea University

Prof. Anirudha N Joshi, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay

Amit N. Nanavati, Senior Technical Lead for Cognitive Automation Solutions at IBM GTS Innovation Labs

Alka Hingorani, Associate Professor, IDC, Executive Member, Tata Centre for Technology and Design, IIT- Mumbai

11.00.a.m-12.00.p.m Chase India and the UK Department for International Development present: The Future of Fintech

What opportunities do Fintech solutions present to the Indian financial services market? Critical sectors of the economy such as affordable housing, financial inclusion and the provision of land record management could see huge benefits from the Fintech sector but what are the challenges, and how do we develop regulatory interventions that can enable focussed intervention? We’ll discuss these questions and more in this CHASE India session and discuss possible areas for UK-India collaboration in the Fintech space.

Mr.Kaushal Mahan, (Moderator), Lead – Technology Practice, Chase India

Dr. Renuka Sane, Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)

Mr. Bipin Preet Singh, Founder-CEO-Director, Mobikwik

Ms.Suniti Nanda , Fintech Officer, Government of Maharashtra

Mr. Alok Mittal, MD & CEO, Indifi

12.00.p.m-01.00.p.m The Future of Manufacturing

One of the major challenges in the commercialisation of innovation is to get academic research from the lab to the shelf in the market place, whether in the UK or India. What can we learn from the high value manufacturing catapults that have played a unique role in bridging this gap in the UK?
The India-UK Tech Partnership announced earlier this year aims to bring together the needs and capabilities of the UK and India to better enable us to work together to address common problems. This includes commissioning the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry to examine the feasibility, delivery mechanisms, roadmap and funding for a potential UK-India Future Manufacturing Centre similar to the UK Catapults. Through a series of questions and discussions this interactive session calls on you – the audience, to generate ideas on the potential form of a UK and India Joint Centre and identify possible technologies for collaboration.

Mr. Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls Royce India and South Asia
Mr. Clive Hickman, Chief Executive at Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited
Mayor Dan Jarvis, Sheffield City Region
01.00.p.m-02.00.p.m Lunch
02.00.p.m-03.00.p.m Lawtech: Revolutionising Legal Practice

Don’t miss this chance to hear some of the UK and India’s most respected legal, industry and policy professionals discuss the latest trends from within the Lawtech space. How is technology revolutionising the legal profession across the world, how can Lawtech act as a catalyst for growth and investment and how can governments nurture an environment where Lawtech firms can flourish? Our panellists will debate these questions and more, sharing their experiences from the UK and India and drawing on the audience to create a lively and exciting debate.

Ms. Christina Blacklaws, President, The Law Society of England
Mr. Gopal Subramanium, Indian Lawyer, Supreme Court of India
Mr. Ron Mobed, Chief Executive Officer, RELX Group
03.00.p.m-04.15.p.m Centre for Policy Research: A Session on Big Data

Big data can provide valuable insights for governance and innovation in today’s world. But when talking data, conversations can carry a heavy focus on privacy and data protection.

This session will aim to bring more balance to the conversation by focussing on the potential that big data offers to address common global problems, and the innovative policies and collaborations that can provide the landscape for change.

Mr. Ananth Padmanabhan, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (Moderator)
Ms. Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog (TBC)
Ms. Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Salesforce, India & South Asia (TBC)
Mr. Gopalakrishnan S, Jt. Secretary Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India  (TBC)
Ms. Bishakha Bhattacharya, IBM, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Ms. Prerna Mukharya, Founder, Outline India
04.45.p.m-07.00.p.m UK India Leadership forum

As part of the UK’s approach to healthcare innovation, this session is a closed door event for the best of UK companies to pitch their ideas to top healthcare CEOs, for the opportunity to partner, invest and expand. The companies will present innovative digital healthcare or AI-based software solutions that aid early diagnostics and support lifestyle improvements, including integrated ‘smart device’ solutions that aid disease management.

Closed Door
Zone 1 – WORK (Hotel Imperial Lawn)
Time Topic Speakers
11.00.a.m-12.00.p.m NASSCOM presents Future Skills: An industry-driven learning ecosystem

The emergence of new and scalable technologies of the future determines not only the way we do business today but will change the future of work. Of the 4.5 m people employed in the IT-ITES industry today, 1.5-2 m are expected to require reskilling in the next 4-5 years.

In recognition of this need, the Future Skills platform – a NASSCOM initiative, was launched by Prime Minister Modi earlier this year. This interactive session will highlight the importance of reskilling to meet the future demands of new technologies, and will explore the platform – including a live demo for those who can attend! Expect an impactful session that brings together both suppliers and end users around the same table, to take a look at how the platform has been created and received in a way that delivers real skills benefit.

Ms. Divya Gupta (Moderator), Partner and Solutions Lead, NASSCOM

Mr. Amit Aggarwal, Global Lead for BIM and Digital Transformation at BuroHappold Engineering

12.00.p.m-01.00.p.m Future @ work – Uncertain Tomorrow?

Technology is constantly changing the way we communicate with our co-workers, business partners, vendors and customers. Today the internet is in the hands of billions, transforming the way we communicate and get work done, Those businesses who use these technologies to their advantage are the businesses that will succeed now and in the future.

Dr. Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor, DIT
Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor of Robotics, University of Edinburgh
Mr. Daniel Fogg, Chief Operating Officer, Buffalo Grid
Ms. Aileen Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, UltraSoC Technolgies Ltd
Mr. Jonathan Quinn, Bullion Tech
Mr Angira Agarwal, Senior VP, Vodafone Idea
Mr Mark Beresford, Sector Specialist – Technology, DIT UK (Moderator)
01.00.p.m-01.45.p.m Lunch
01.45.p.m-03.00.p.m Indian Angel Network present: The Future of Investment

India’s start-up ecosystem is looking at the start of another boom cycle and the world’s approach towards India has seen a drastic change over the last few years, with global investors saying the India economy is going to grow even bigger than predicted. At the same time, India finds itself in a unique global position at the fountain head of a digital revolution, where it is now the new norm to have a bank account, a mobile phone and a unique identity. What does this mean for the future of investment and entrepreneurship in India, and how is technology playing its role? Find out more in this session brought to you by Indian Angels Network.

Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman and Managing Director, Quatrro
Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, Founder India Angels Network (IAN)
Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman, HCL Infosystems
Ms. Padmaja Ruparel Co-Founder & President, Indian Angel Network (Moderator)
Mr.Prem Barthasarathy, Partner – Pontaq
03.00.p.m-05.00.p.m In the Event of a Cyber Attack… Are you ready to respond?

In today’s digitally hyper-connected world, we should no longer be asking ‘Can a cyber-attack happen to us?’ – the answer is yes. Instead, the question should be ‘Are we ready to respond?’.

A poor response can be more damaging than the attack itself. Join this session to hear experts from a range of backgrounds discuss how to respond to a cyber-attack as the attack unfolds. The debate will highlight the need to take a multi-stakeholder approach, and will promote solutions to help deal with an attack at any stage from mitigation, protection, detection and analysis all the way through to recovery. With the cost of data breaches forecast to increase to over £6 trillion globally by 2022, make sure you are ahead of the curve!

Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Indian Prime Minister’s Office
Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Head of CERT-IN
Lt Col Mark Davis, Army Adviser, Cyber & Communications, Department for International Trade
Mr. Simon Hosking, Vice President, International Security Programmes, BAE Systems plc
Mr. Andrew Macintosh, Deputy Managing Director, South Asia – Control Risks
Mr. Robert Daniels, GM Portfolio Strategy and Propositions, Security, BT
Rama Vedashree, CEO Data Security Council India
Col Andy Anand, CEO, India Future Foundation
Zone 2 – LIVE (Hotel Imperial Lawn)
Time Topic Speakers
10.30.a.m-12.00.p.m Agri-Tech Session: ‘Path Breaking Innovations in Agriculture’

The world will need to feed 2 billion addition people by 2050. As agriculture competes for more resources amidst changing weather patterns and environmental threats, farmers will need to keep science and technology at the heart of farming practices. Find out more about India ready leading UK agri-tech innovations in areas of farm mechanization, precision agriculture, crop intelligence software systems, seed technology and agro-chemicals.

Dr. Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, DIT – Keynote address

Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture

Ben Scott Robinson, Co-Founder, Small Robot Company

Dr. Sachin Shende, CEO, KisanHub

Clive Blacker, Managing Director, Precision Decision

Dr. Jonathan Snape, Head, James Hutton Ltd

12.00.p.m-01.00.p.m Innovation- The Future of Healthcare

In response to the changing healthcare needs of its population, the UK has developed some of the most innovative healthcare services and systems in the world. Find out how the NHS, with its 70 years of expertise and experience in partnership with industry, is embracing the latest in digital systems and Artificial Intelligence to delivered improved patient outcomes, ushering in a new era of personalised medicine and prevention.

Sir Malcolm Grant. Chairman NHS England
Ms. Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog
01.00.p.m-02.00.p.m Lunch
02.00.p.m-03.00.p.m Bytes & Mortar Revolution – Technologies for Transforming Urban Infrastructure –  Developing Buildings and Cities of Future

In this interactive session, transport yourself into the urban infrastructure of the future with the help of global thought-leaders and industry experts. We will take a look at cutting-edge technologies that are driving the development of sustainable and smart infrastructure, and ask how the UK and India can partner to create the next generation of cities.

Mr. Adam Matthews, Head of International Centre for Digital Built Britain
Mr. Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information Crossrail Limited
Mr. Alain Waha, Global Lead for BIM & Digital Transformation BuroHappold
Mr. Dev Amratia, CEO, nPlan
Mr. Rufus Logan, Commercial Director – India, BRE Group
Mr. Paolo Matteuzzi, Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects
Mr.Nimish Gupta, Managing Director – South Asia, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, India
Ms.Manisha Bhartia, Studio Leader Urban Design, BDP
03.00.p.m-04.00.p.m Agri-Tech Panel Discussion: ‘Sustainable Cold Chains in doubling farmer incomes’

In India, up to 50% of food can be lost after harvesting due primarily to lack of ‘cold chain’ – a temperature controlled supply chain.

Find out how the University of Birmingham are working in collaboration with Indian partners to develop and introduce innovative technology solutions, helping to boost farmers’ incomes and nutrition security, without compromising on climate goals.

Prof. Robin Mason, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham
Mr. Pawanexh Kohli, CEO, National Centre for Cold Chain Development
Dr. Raya Al-Dadah, Senior Lecturer of Thermofluids, University of Birmingham
Dr. Arjun Singh Saini, Director General, Dept. of Horticulture, Govt. of Haryana
Mahesh Patankar, Managing Director, MP Ensystems
04.00.p.m-05.00.p.m Science and Innovation: The Role of Tech Clusters in Driving Innovation and Internationalising Business

This session is all about the ecosystems that can drive innovation. What makes a tech cluster, how can clusters support businesses to grow internationally and how do clusters support the development of joint IP to address new and emerging requirements? Hear our speakers discuss the role of accelerators and knowledge networks in ensuring that businesses receive the support they require, make connections with potential partners at the right time and are able to attract a suitably skilled workforce and deliver efficiency savings. One for the innovators!

Mayor Dan Jarvis, Sheffield City Region

Mr. Matt Biagetti, Investment Manager, Invest Liverpool

Zone 3 – PLAY (Hotel Imperial Lawn)
Time Topic Speakers
10.00.a.m-11.20.a.m Convergence of Technologies That Will Shape the Future

Picture this! One fine morning as you wake up and set out to start your day, you realize that the spectacles resting on your nose is actually playing games with your mind – quite literally and figuratively. Yes, Ben Franklin’s i nvention today can serve as a gateway for a completely immersive and disruptive world of technological amelioration; one that allows convergence across devices and also extends its advantages to a myriad of business sectors.

We are announcing the dawn of an era where augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are making headways, opening the world to a plethora of possibilities that can serve humanity and businesses in a holistic and profound manner. Immerse in an environment that showcases the convergence of technologies that will shape our future – an Immersive Tech powered live event setup that will involve the experts, the audience and online participants in a live conversation – delivered by employing Immersive Tech, AI and ML. To know more, join us in this dialogue with a difference.

Mr. Konstantinos Stathoulopoulos, Data Science Researcher, Nesta
Mr. Arnav Ghosh, India CEO, BlippAR
Mr. Jay Lakhani, CEO, Visulytix
Mr. Layak Singh, Founder & CEO, Artivatic Labs
Mr. Vishal Reddy, CEO, Wowsome (Moderator)
Mr. Gautam Tewari, Founder & CEO, SmartVizx
11.20.a.m-12.00.p.m Tea Break
12.00.pm-01.00.p.m. Media Session: FutureTech Festival Announcements
02.00.p.m-03.00.p.m Future Tech and IP: Turning ideas into impact

The role of IP is critical in the success of future technologies, but the IP system can feel complex and challenging, especially when trying to accommodate and stimulate innovation.

Use this session to learn more about how to navigate the IP environment for successful innovation, and the importance of effective IP enforcement to incentivise trade and investment, leaving you empowered to work within the IP landscape with greater confidence and knowledge.

Mr.Adam Williams, (Moderator) Director, International Policy Directorate, Intellectual Property Office
Ms. Pippa Hall, Director of Innovation and Chief Economist Intellectual Property Office
Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary , NITI Aayog
Mr. Akhilesh Rai, Head of Intellectual Property, AZB & Partners
Mr. Yogesh Pai, Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition, National Law University Delhi
Mr. Tim Stovold, Head of India Group, Kingston Smith Limited
Mr.Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)
03.00.p.m-04.00.p.m CreaTech: Innovative Ideas Driven by Immersive Technology

How has the use of innovative technologies transformed the ways in which we create, distribute and consume creative content across the creative industries? Through a series of case studies, discover how music, film and advertising has been disrupted and transformed by technology across India and the UK.

Ms. Shivangi Ambani, (Moderator) Senior Sector Manager, Creative & Consumer, Department for International Trade

Mr. Clemens Wangerin, Managing Director, VTime

Mr. Sharad Kumar, Co-Founder and Director, Virtual Presence Ltd.

Mr. Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer – Group Corporate Brand, Mahindra & Mahindra

Mr. Lyric Jain, CEO, Logically

Mr. Frank Wilkes, Founder, Kryptic Media

Mr. Barry Whittaker-Gilbey, Music Producer, Composer & Music Industry Consultant, Kycker

04.00.p.m-05.00.p.m UMT Corporate Services presents: Future of ‘YOU’

The final session of what will be a fantastic day; a chance to regroup with the star speakers and reflect on learning, challenges and opportunities for the future of the India-UK tech partnership. Sponsored by UMT Corporate Services, this session is your last chance to catch the Festival’s main speakers in an intimate setting – grab a drink, tune in, and gather your thoughts. It’s time to consolidate ideas and focus on how we can translate them into practice – how will you use technology to change the way you WORK, LIVE and PLAY?

Rt. Hon Dr. Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, United Kingdom

Mr. Ron Mobed, Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier (RELX Group)

Mr. Prashant Jhawar, Usha Martin

Exhibition and B2B Zone (Hotel Imperial Lawn)
11.00.a.m-05.00.p.m Ministers Inaugurate the exhibition space and B2B Sessions begin
Hackathon Zone (Hotel Imperial Lawn)
11.00.a.m-05.00.p.m Experience the excitement of a live speed hacking contest, designed by experts from the Fintech ecosystem. Teams of developers, designers, innovators and creatives drawn from the UK and India’s Fintech start-up communities will come together to compete in a day-long creative problem-solving event.

Come and watch the groups pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, and see one team win the opportunity to translate their ideas into practice with the help of leading Fintech practitioners in India.

Mr.Sanjaya Shrestha, Innovation Director, Barclays Rise
(Hotel Imperial Lawn)
11.00.a.m-05.00.p.m Celebratory Closing drinks on the lawn

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