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Carnegie India's 6th Global Technology Summit [14-16 December]

26 Nov 2021 7:37 AM GMT
Carnegie Indias 6th Global Technology Summit [14-16 December]


Please visit the specially curated website for Carnegie India's 6th edition of the Global Technology Summit, co-hosted with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from 14-16 December. The theme for this year's summit is 'Global meets Local'.

The Summit promises to be a truly international and immersive experience which will convene world leaders, industry experts, policymakers, scholars, scientists, and other stakeholders from all over the world to deliberate over three days on three comprehensive sub-themes:

Day1: The Future of Technology: Resilience and Partnerships

Day2: Technology and Innovation: Roadmap to Sustainability and Inclusion

Day3: Glocalizing Emerging Technologies: Building Digital Capabilities

Key Speakers:-

  • S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
  • Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, France
  • Yoichiro Matsumoto, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for foreign Affairs, Government of Japan
  • Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist, Government of Australia
  • Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Government of India
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon
  • Marshall Erwin, Chief Security Officer, Mozilla
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chief Executive Officer & Chairperson, Salesforce
  • Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and Vice-President, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Corporation
  • Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Infosys
  • Andrea Jelinek, Chairwoman, European Data Protection Board
  • Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog

Highlight Panels:

Cryptocurrencies: The Future of Technology and Regulation

Regulatory reactions to cryptocurrencies range from crackdowns (China) to uncertainty (India) to a positive embrace (El Salvador). From relatively humble beginnings, Cryptocurrencies today command a market capitalization of nearly $2 trillion. They have spurred both imagination and innovation among the industry as well as central banks. Cryptocurrencies seem poised to stay. This session will unpack their conceptual foundations, future of the technology, risk perceptions of regulators, and possible pathways to navigate the promise, and the perils, of cryptocurrencies.

Cloud Governance: Tackling Cybersecurity Challenges

For businesses transitioning to cloud, robust security is imperative to protect data, systems, and applications from theft, leakage, corruption, and deletion. The session aims to discuss ways in which practitioners and policymakers can maximize the cybersecurity benefits provided by cloud service providers and minimize the cybersecurity risks.

Reaching a Trillion Dollar Digital Economy

The Indian government, that launched the Digital India programme in 2015, is now planning to leverage growing opportunities in manufacturing, engineering, and digitalization to drive the trillion-dollar digital economy vision. However, it faces a few challenges such as delays in development of infrastructure, rural connectivity, digital literacy, and data security, among many others. This session will discuss possible roadblocks to achieving the trillion-dollar mark and potential solutions to bridge those gaps.

Future of Encryption

Given the increasing regulatory focus on encryption around the world, a myriad of technical alternatives or solutions are being proposed to mitigate societal harms. This session will focus on what these solutions are, how likely they are to succeed and what is the best way forward to resolve some of inherent tensions between lawful access and user safety.

Building Data Protection Authorities

India is working towards a national privacy legislation. The effectiveness of this legislation will be defined by the effectiveness of the proposed Data Protection Authority. This session will discuss how countries should approach building a data regulator, best practices, and what lessons can be learnt from global experiences.

Beyond Borders: Science & Technology Cooperation in the Quad

The plurilateral Quad grouping has adopted a proactive agenda to collaborate on new and emerging

technologies and work together on the Quad fellowship to begin a new chapter of educational and people-to-people cooperation. To further this cooperation, this session will explore avenues of setting up a virtual network that can facilitate scientific exchanges for a more collaborative innovation ecosystem.


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