The Economic Diplomacy Division in association with Carnegie India, a public-policy think-tank, successfully concluded a two-day Global Technology Summit in Bengaluru on the 6th & 7th of December 2016. MOS Shri M.J. Akbar, Foreign Secretary Shri S. Jaishankar, K. Nagaraj Naidu, Joint Secretary (Economic Diplomacy) addressed the gathering. Other speakers included RS Sharma, Chairman TRAI, Nandan Nilekani, Sachin Bansal, Bhavish Agarwal of Ola, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Mohandas Pai, C Raja Mohan, Bibop Gresta of Hyperloop & Ravi Venkatesan.
The Summit saw participation of industry leaders, technologists, academics and policymakers from across the world who came together to discuss global technology trends, their impact on job creation, and finding the right balance between promoting innovation and effective regulation. The Summit discussed wide-ranging policy bottlenecks and regulatory challenges that affect the innovation ecosystem in India. It examined the possibility of using the creative and innovative potential of private actors to resolve public problems, the evolving nature of governance as enabled by technological interventions, and the prospect of India’s global partnerships to propel growth and progress.