Conference Agenda

Day 1 - February, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Inaugural Session: Building India as an EduEconomy by 2020
  • Finding the real purpose of Providing Education in our Economy and integrating educational system with our student's outcomes and employers needs.
  • How can we get education and the economy working together more effectively.
  • Education’s role in creating greater economic equity and social mobility
  • Opening Remarks by Ms. Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Franchise India Ltd
    Special Address by Chief Guest : Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India
    Keynote Remarks by: Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
    Keynote Remarks by: Dr.Biswajit Saha, Director, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM Panel Discussion 1: Key policies of State Government towards enhancing the quality of education across the country. Session Moderator : Charu Malhotra, Director, IGH- Social Sector Practice, KPMG Advisory Services
Navin Mittal, Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Government of Telangana
Prof T Papi Reddy, Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM India: The most attractive private education market in the world”
  • Drivers of demand
  • Opportunities for innovation and de-bottlenecking supply
  • Ed-tech – challenges, opportunity and business models
  • VC and PE activity in Education
Key note address by: Imran Jafar - Managing Partner, Gaja Capital
12:00 AM - 12:15 AM NETWORKING TEA
12:15 AM - 01:00 PM Panel Discussion 2: Plugged In and Tuned Out: Educating the Gen Y How successful schools have designed programs to build on students’ intellectual, emotional and adaptive capacities Through technology infused curiculum. An engaging dialogue aimed at understanding the role of technology in current & emerging K12 school leadership
  • Blended learning – Balancing content & Creativity
  • Immerse Students in Learning: Bring AR and VR Into Your Classroom!
  • Making Stem Labs/ Maker labs Purposeful and result oriented
  • Innovation in pedagogy: Smart learning in classroom
Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Schools
Dr. Commander Kartikay Saini, Chairman, Scottish High International School
14:00 PM - 14:45 PM Panel Discussion 3: Key success factors for a digital strategy in the school
  • Effectively combining educators, educator-curated edtech & Student Needs
  • Modern Learning and Experiential education
  • Setting up a digital leader programme in a school
Session Moderator : Bani Dhawan, Head – Education, India & South Asia- Google Cloud India
Vishnu Karthik, Director, The Heritage Group of Schools & CEO, Xperiential Learning Systems
Kyle Edward, Director, Vega Schools
14:45 PM - 15:00 PM The Evolving Classroom: Creating Experiential Learning Spaces The Evolving Classroom: Creating Experiential Learning Spaces Keynote Address by: Divya Lal, Managing Director, EbixSmartclass Educational Services
15:00 PM - 15:45 PM Panel Discussion-4: The Global Connect
  • Bringing Indian Institutions at par with global benchmarks of quality education
  • Building & supporting next generation of technology academics in India
  • How Indian Education & Global Education providers can collaborate for better education delivery
Session Moderator: Venus Barak, Chief Executive Officer, FranGlobal
GyulaCsitári, Co-founder & Strategy Director, Logiscool
Juliana Somba Banda, First Secretary - Trade & Investment, High Commission of the Republic of Malawi to India
15:45 PM - 16:30 PM Panel Discussion-5: Building an Effective and Efficient Public School Learning Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India Media
Rashmi Singh, Secretary, New Delhi Municipal Council
Group Captain RD Mohan, Director, Airforce Schools
16:30 PM - 17:15 PM Panel Discussion-6: Early Learning
  • How engaging should Early Childhood learning be.
  • Pedagogy and technology in Early Childhood Learning, K-12, & High Education.
S. K. Rathor, Founder, Chairman & MD, Sanfort Schools
David Risher, Founder & Global President, Worldreader
Priya Saxena, Co-founder & Principal, Early Learning Village
Gina Bains, Principal, Saksham Playschool and Nursery
17:15 PM - 18:00 PM Panel Discussion 7: The World School- A School of Different Thought
  • The need for producing Global citizens.
  • Scale and cross-pollinate innovation in K-12 schools?
  • Can World schools be Catalyzing Innovation for Traditional Schools?
R Meenakshi, Director, Vels Group of Schools
Dr. Manju Gupta, Principal, Kothari International School
Seema Negi, Principal, Sanjeevani World School
Day 2 - February, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Panel Discussion 8:Building A National Career Readiness Infrastructure Tackling Emerging India’s Skills gap &Enhancing Employability Skills Within Higher Education Will the development of robotics technology replace the human jobs? What are the implications and challenges for education, employability and the labour market – How are we preparing for the new world order
  • Do we want Education or Employment outcomes.
  • Role of Accredited and Non Accredited Training in Skill Development
  • The Education/Skills ecosystem to support the Future of Work in India
Session Moderator: Suchindra Kumar, Director, Education Sector Advisory, EY
Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor, ShriVishwakarma Skill University, Haryana & Mission Director, Haryana Skill Development Mission (Govt. of Haryana)
Dr.Kamani K K, Global Economic Advisor , Department of Higher Education Govt of Karnataka India
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion 9: Work + Learn Futures Why Learning and Work Must Be Intertwined in 2030 for Designing Learning in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Today's kindergarten class will graduate in 2030 after experiencing a world of rapid technological change. What will the world look like as the class of 2030 leaves our education systems? How do we prepare them now for success in that world?
  • Impact on Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
  • Corporate Partnership to Enhance Curriculum and Provide More Opportunities for the Students.
  • Bringing Global Education to India and taking Indian Education Global
Session Moderator: Amit Goyal, Head, India & South east asia, EdX
Prof. Christopher Abraham, CEO & Head, Senior Vice President-institutional dev & professor, S.P Jain school of global management,Dubai Campus
Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
Dr Monica Khanna, Director, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Panel Discussion 10:Changing Trends in Enrollments at Indian Institutions How the Institutes are leveraging technology to streamline their enrollments and providing an enhanced experience for their applicants
12:40 PM - 13:30 PM Panel Discussion 11: The Crucial Role of Education in Building Entrepreneurial Competencies Through a 21st Century Framework
  • The emerging models of education to support the 21st workplace.
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Franchise India Ltd
Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT, Delhi
Dr. PathikPathak, Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Social Impact Lab , University of Southampton
AkhilShahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group
Prof. Narendra S. Chaudhari, Professer (HAG scale), IIT Indore
Prof. Dr. Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean-Academics, Amity University Gurgaon
14:30 PM - 15:30 PM Panel Discussion 12: The Funder's Dilemma
  • Funders question whether trade-offs between educational results and investment returns are required,
  • Are social outcomes and financial returns two sides of the same coin?
Session Moderator:Gautam Srivastava, Director-Deals Strategy, Pwc India
Vikas Verma, Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India
Prashant Mehta, Partner, Lightbox Venture Capital
Ravi Kaushik, Partner, WaterBridge Ventures
VikasVerma, Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India
15:30 PM - 16:30 PM Panel Discussion 13: Emerging Technologies – beyond simply EdTech
  • VR AR XR Use cases in Education/Training
  • The business case for VR AR XR
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education/Training
Dr. Indrajit Bhattacharya, Director – NABET, Quality Council of India
Aveg Agarwal, Senior Vice President- Institutional Business,