Panel 1: Capacity Building in Policy Implementation
Keynote Speaker: Naushad Forbes
Director, Forbes Marshall and President Designate, CII

Dr. Naushad Forbes is the Director of Forbes Marshall, India's leading Steam Engineering and Control Instrumentation firm. He chairs the Steam Engineering Companies within the group.

Dr. Forbes was a Lecturer and Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 1987 to 2004 where he developed courses on Technology in Newly Industrializing Countries. He has written widely on innovation in developing countries and higher education in India, including a book ‘From Followers to Leaders’ co-authored with David Wield. He received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees from Stanford University.
 Dr. Forbes is on the Advisory Council of IIT Bombay; Board of Directors of Godrej Industries, Kirloskar Oil Engines and Jump Associates, California; Governing Council of National Institute of Design and India Design Council; Trustee of Ruby Hall Clinic.

Professor Bhaskar Chakravorti
Senior Associate Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Dr. Bhaskar Chakravorti is Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, Executive Director, Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context/Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, and Professor of Practice in International Business.

Prior to Fletcher, Dr. Chakravorti was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, a Distinguished Scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and on the faculty of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Dr. Chakravorti is the author of the book, The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World, more than 40 articles in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals, multiple books, and widely-read publications.
Dr. Chakravorti’s economics PhD is from the University of Rochester where he was a University Fellow. He is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and in economics with honors from Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College.

Ashish Khetan
Vice Chairman, Delhi Dialogue Commission, Spokesperson, Aam Aadmi Party

Mr. Khetan is Vice Chairman of Delhi Dialogue Commission, a think-tank for the Government of NCT of Delhi. This Commission has been created to formulate new and big ideas, identify best practices and policies from around the world and translate them into concrete recommendations to the Government. He is one of the most active spokespersons of AAP today.
Mr. Khetan quit his position as investigations Editor with a leading TV news channel to join AAP. He has reported fearlessly on issues like 2G scam, Coal Scam and Irrigation Scam, Snoopgate, Gujarat Riots and internal security, and has written with deep insight on government policies and legislations in his fourteen years in mainstream media. He is the founder of an investigative journalism portal named

Vikram Singh Mehta
Chairman, Brookings India and former Chairman, Shell Group of Companies in India

Mr. Vikram Singh Mehta currently serves as the Chairman of Brookings India and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Mr. Mehta started his career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. He resigned in 1980 to join Phillips Petroleum in London as their Senior Economist. In 1984, he returned to India to join the government company Oil India Ltd. as its Advisor, Strategic Planning. He joined Shell International in London in 1988. He was appointed Managing Director of Shell Markets and Shell Chemical Companies in Egypt in 1991, and Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India in 1994.
Mr. Mehta holds a BA Mathematics honours degree from St Stephens’ college, Delhi University, a BA/MA Economics honours degree from Magdalen College, Oxford University, and a post graduate degree in Energy Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Sudhanshu Mittal
Bharatiya Janata Party

Mr. Sudhanshu Mittal is a senior BJP leader and a new age political activist. A tech savvy politician, he is known as a pioneer in the field of psephology and election-management. A leader with a deep grassroots connect and outstanding networking skills, he is a big asset for his party in successfully managing the elections across the length and breadth of the country.
Mr. Mittal’s foray into politics started in college and he went on to become the president of the Delhi University Student’s Union. An alumnus of the prestigious Sri Ram Collage of Commerce, he always strived hard for educational reforms. Though politics is his full time passion, he is a successful businessman, a philanthropist, and serves on the board of various educational and charitable organisations.

Moderator: Dr. Prajapati Trivedi
Senior Fellow, Indian School of Business and Former Secretary to the Government of India

Dr. Prajapati Trivedi is Senior Fellow (Governance), Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business and visiting faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to ISB, Dr. Trivedi was Secretary to the Government of India with the responsibility for Performance Management; Chairman of the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention. Prior to joining the Government of India, Dr. Trivedi was a Senior Economist at the World Bank at Washington, DC and an Economic Adviser to the Government of India.  He was also served as the STC Chair Professor of Public Enterprise Management at IIM Calcutta.
Dr. Trivedi has worked in more than 25 countries of the World and published four major books on various aspects of public sector management and privatization. One of his books is still used as an Economics textbook at the Harvard University.

Panel 2: Primary Care at the Pivot Point: Initiating Health System Transformation
Keynote Speaker: Keshav Desiraju
IAS (Retd.), Former Health Secretary

Mr. Keshav Desiraju who has recently retired from government has spent the last several years in the health policy area, including as Health Secretary to the Government of India in 2013, and continues to remain engaged with the sector.

Sheena Chhabra
Chief, Health Systems Strengthening Division, USAID

Ms. Chhabra is the Team Leader of the Health Systems Strengthening Division in the Office of Health at USAID/India that manages a large and complex portfolio of $ 400 million over a five year period. Ms. Chhabra provides significant leadership, overall strategic direction, and technical and program expertise for conceptualization, design, appraisal, execution, and performance management of USAID/India's health systems strengthening efforts. The focus of Ms. Chhabra’s work includes development of strategies; pioneering, identifying and scaling up evidence based partnerships and innovative approaches; leveraging India's vast public and private sector resources for health; capacity building of local institutions; exploring innovative health financing approaches; improved data generation, data analysis and use of data decision making, and; strengthened policy environment in the health sector. Ms. Chhabra leads efforts to create and tap into new opportunities for innovation of products, services, and processes to achieve targeted health impact. Ms. Chhabra has 26 years of experience in the developmental sector. 
Prior to joining USAID in 1995, she worked as a Senior Project Director at the Social and Rural Research Institute (SRI), which is a well established specialist social research unit of India's premier market research organization, Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB). She has also worked as a Lecturer of Resource Management at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, and served as a Project Coordinator for the UNICEF funded Sanitation Project. Ms. Chhabra has a Master’s Degree in Community Resource Management and Extension from Delhi University.

Professor Sarang Deo
Assitant Professor of Operations Management, Indian School of Business

Prof. Sarang Deo is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Indian School of Business. His primary area of interest is health care operations with special emphasis on investigating the impact of operations decisions on a population’s health outcomes. He has studied the influenza vaccine supply chain and the phenomenon of ambulance diversion (in the US), the adult HIV treatment supply chains and the infant HIV diagnosis networks in sub-Saharan Africa, and more recently the TB diagnosis pathway in rural India. He frequently collaborates with international agencies such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada.
Prior to joining the ISB, Prof. Deo was Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. He was a management consultant in the Accenture’s Mumbai office before embarking on an academic career. Prof. Deo has a PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and BTech from IIT Bombay.

Anjan Bose
Secretary General, NatHealth

Mr. Anjan Bose is the Secretary General of Healthcare Federation of India.
Prior to joining HFI, he was the President of Philips Healthcare and Philips Consumer Lifestyle businesses for India and Indian subcontinent countries. He is also the immediate past Chairman of FICCI Health Services Committee and was the Founder-Chairman of Medical Equipment Forum (MEF) of FICCI.
He started his career as a Service Engineer with Philips Medical more than 30 years ago and has been in various important functions within Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle industries in various countries. He has worked as a Regional Manager in the Philips Headquarters in Holland and also led organizations like Hewlett-Packard Medical in South Asia and Emerging Markets in Asia. He was also a Council Member of the European Business Group.
Mr. Bose is an Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineer from IIT, Kharagpur and has successfully participated in many leadership/management programs over the years including from Michigan University.

Dr. MC Misra
Director AIIMS

Dr. M. C. Misra is the Director of India’s premier medical college and hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and AIIMS has witnessed a steady development and expansion under his leadership.
Dr. Misra has published more than 198 original articles in Indexed International Journals, and has been invited to deliver Guest lectures at various national and international conferences. Dr. Misra has been actively engaged in public service by creating awareness about Trauma Prevention and improving trauma care all across India and at International level and was instrumental in establishment of JPN Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS.
Dr. Misra received the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award of Medical Council of India in the year 1996, Awarded by the President of India. He was also awarded the Commonwealth Medical Fellowship at University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, and U.K. in 1988 to study Trauma Care Services.

Moderator: Dr. Shubnum Singh
Chief Executive, Max Institute of Health Education and Research

Dr. Shubnum Singh is an alumna of Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, has 33 years of experience in the medical profession ranging from core medical practice as a Clinical Pathologist, Allergist & Hospital Administration. A founder member of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd. she was actively involved in strategizing and developing different verticals of the business including insurance and senior living. Her special interest in physician behavior led her to create a program for setting the governance framework and templates. In her current capacity as CEO of MIHER, she is actively engaged in developing the educational vertical for the Group including a Medical College, Nursing & Allied Health College and Skills Academy.
Dr. Singh is the Lead founder member of the Healthcare Skills Council (HSSC) under National Skills Development Council (NSDC), Chairperson, HSSC Advisory Committee on National Occupational Standards, Board member & Secretary of Life Sciences Skill Development Council (LSSSDC), steering committee member of Pradhan Mantri Kushal Vikas Yojna.  She is an active member of National Healthcare committees of CII and FICCI. She has served as a member of CII’s subcommittee on Public Private Participation, Public Health, Higher education, Guidance Committee on Costing of Medical Treatment Procedures, GOI Healthcare Cost Guidance Committee and Member of CII committee for the North East and Skills.

Panel 3: Capacity Building in MSMEs by Fostering an Innovation Ecosystem
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anup K. Pujari
IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India

Dr. Anup K. Pujari, a 1980 batch IAS officer is Secretary, MSME, Government of India. Prior to this, he was Secretary, Mines, Government of India.  He has held various posts in the Government including in the Ministry of Law, Election Commission, Department of Commerce as Additional Director General Foreign Trade and in the Department of Economic Affairs.
Dr. Pujari has a post graduate degree and a PhD in Economics from the University of Boston and has also taught Economics at Delhi University, Harvard University and has been an Instructor in Economics at various universities in Boston. Between 1992 and 2001, he served as the Deputy Director & Academic Coordinator of the Executive Programme in Budgeting in Public Sector, organised by the Harvard Institute of International Development, Harvard University in USA, Kenya & Jordon.

Sachin Agarwal
MD, PTC Industries

Mr. Sachin Agarwal is the Managing Director of PTC Industries Limited. In 1998, Mr. Agarwal in his capacity as the Director, Corporate Planning for PTC, developed ERP software along with e.Soft Technologies Limited, a company that he co-founded in 1999. After firmly establishing e.Soft's name in India and abroad, Mr. Agarwal went on to re-engineer the casting manufacturing processes in PTC.
When Mr. Agarwal took over as Managing Director of PTC in the year 2006, he was only 34. His explorations with new technologies lead to development and commercialisation of Replicast® Technology. Due to his efforts, PTC became the only foundry in India to successfully indigenize this technology and was awarded the 'National Award for R&D Efforts in Industry' by DSIR which was presented by Dr. Krishnamurthy and Dr. Mashelkar, renowned personalities in the field of science and technology and advisors to the Prime Minister at that time.
Mr. Agarwal is a past Chairman for CII in UP and in this role he has worked tirelessly to showcase UP in many parts of the country. He has an MBA in Operations from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and an M.Sc in Finance from Boston College, Massachusetts.

KJ Alphons
IAS (Retd.), Member, Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive

Former MLA from Kerala, Mr. Alphons is from the Indian Administrative Services, IAS, 1979 batch. He pioneered the literacy movement in India, by making Kottayam Town the first 100% literate town in India in 1989, as District Collector, Kottayam. Mr Alphons was featured in TIME MAGAZINE’S list of 100 Young Global Leaders in 1994 (cover story December 5, 1994). There are more than 10 editorials on his pioneering works in various fields. Mr. Alphons introduced a new concept mass contact program, called ‘TO THE PEOPLE’. This program was eventually adopted by the State Government of Kerala. Recently, the UN conferred the best global practice award for this program. Mr. Alphons also won best MLA award in Kerala.  He resigned the membership of the Assembly and joined the BJP on March 16, 2011, the day he was re-nominated to contest again, with the commitment to work to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. He set up JANSHAKTHI, an NGO, in 1994, to get the citizen to believe in his ability to make governments accountable to people. It has over 265 branches in Kerala. He worked for a year in Janshakthi’s slum project in Delhi after finishing tenure as Commissioner, DDA. Mr. Alphons authored the bestselling book titled “Making a Difference”, published by Penguin India, in 1996, the Malayalam translation of which is in its 13th edition.

Dr. Anupam Khanna
Former Chief Economist, NASSCOM and former Director, Policy Support, World Bank

Dr. Anupam Khanna was the former Chief Economist & Director-General (Policy Outreach) at NASSCOM.  He is an Independent Director on the board of Indigo airlines and a Senior Advisor to ICF International (India) Ltd. Dr. Khanna relocated to India in 2010, after 30 years with the World Bank in Washington D.C., the last five as Senior Manager (Director) for Policy Support to the Board of Executive Directors. From 2000-2003 Dr. Khanna was Chief Economist for the Shell International in London where he also led the economic team for the Global Scenarios to 2020. In India, Dr. Khanna also served as Principal Adviser to the high-level National Transport Development Policy Committee set up by the Prime Minister and as Senior Advisor to the President of the Global Development Network where he focused on climate change and on agricultural policies in Africa and South Asia.
Dr. Khanna, is an Distinguished Alumnus of IIT, Kanpur, received the President’s Gold Medal for the top-ranked graduate in 1974.  He earned two M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University in 2003, attended executive education programs at Harvard, London School of Economics, MIT and Stanford and has taught several modules at the Indian School of Business.

Professor SP Kothari
Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management, MIT

Prof.  S. P. Kothari is the Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With close to two decades at this premier institute, Prof. Kothari recently completed a six-year stint as Deputy Dean at the Sloan School of Management. He is also faculty director of the MIT-India Program, an editor of the world-renowned academic publication, Journal of Accounting & Economics. Recently, in the year 2014, Prof. Kothari was a recipient of the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature award. His other awards include an honorary doctorate, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Technology, Sydney, in May 2013, and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, in 2013. 
Prof. Kothari holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, and has also earned his MBA (PGDM) from one of India’s finest institutes, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prof. Kothari completed his PhD from University of Iowa, United States.

Moderator: Professor Manmohan Sodhi
Cass Business School

Prof. ManMohan Sodhi is a Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cass Business School and a Visiting Faculty at the Indian School of Business where he was the Executive Director of the Munjal Global Manufacturing Institute from 2011 to Sep 2013).
Prof. Sodhi received his Ph.D. in Management Science from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1994. Subsequently, he taught Operations Management at the School of Business, University of Michigan, where his research in the trucking industry was funded by the Sloan Foundation. His research interest lies in supply chain management, in particular in supply chain risk, and more recently, tying that to sustainability.
Prof. Sodhi has published in numerous academic and managerial journals and is currently the Deputy Editor for Production and Operations Management (POM) and is a former Editor of the Annual Edelman Awards issue of Interfaces and former Editor-in-Chief of INFORMS Online.

Panel 4: Capacity Building for Smart Cities
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rahul Khullar
IAS (Retd.), Former Commerce Secretary and former Chairman, TRAI

Dr. Rahul Khullar a 1975 batch IAS officer was Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India from May 2012 to May 2015. Prior to joining TRAI, he was Commerce Secretary in Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. He also served as Secretary, Department of Disinvestment, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He has served in various capacities and at various levels in the Central and State Government. He has served as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office, Private Secretary to Finance Minister, Development Commissioner for Delhi, Commissioner of Sales Tax, Delhi and Principal Secretary (Planning), Delhi.  He has been Chief Negotiator for India in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO. He was also Chief Negotiator for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU.  He has worked as a professional economist in the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila between 1994 to 2000.
Dr. Khullar holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, Boston University (1990-91), and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge USA (1982-84).

Raghav Chandra
IAS, Chairman, NHAI

Mr. Raghav Chandra a 1982 batch IAS officer is the Chairman of National Highway Authority of India. Mr. Chandra is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and Harvard University, USA, where he was an Edward S Mason Fellow.
A Madhya Pradesh cadre officer, he has been the District Magistrate Khandwa and Jabalpur Districts, Founder Managing Director of the MP Road Corporation, Managing Director of the State Industrial Development Corporation, CEO of the Housing Board and Principal Secretary of the Departments of Urban Administration and Revenue.  In Government of India he has been Director in the Ministry of Commerce, Joint Secretary Highways in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Culture/Agriculture/ADF, GOI.  He has written for national journals on issues relating to sustainability and development and is also the author of the acclaimed wildlife fiction: SCENT OF A GAME.

Sunil Kanoria
Vice-Chairman, SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd

Mr. Sunil Kanoria is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd. He is an entrepreneur with over 28 years of experience in industry, trade and financial services.  Mr. Kanoria along with his brother Mr. Hemant Kanoria identified the need to focus on infrastructure sector in India especially lease of construction & mining equipment for infrastructure development, hence, SREI was born in 1989 with a business vision and a strong focus on catering to the Infrastructure. As one of the co-founders of SREI, he has been responsible for the rapid growth of the organization, and is also widely acknowledged for his contribution in developing the equipment rental industry in India under the brand name of ‘Quippo’. He also entered the leasing market in Russia through its company Zao SREI Leasing in 2006 with equity participation from EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), FMO (Govt. of Netherland), DEG (Govt. of Germany). 
Mr. Kanoria is also the President (Elect) of The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Member of the Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee and the Governing body member of the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) and a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India nominated by the Government of India. He also served as member of the Construction Sector in the 10th Five Year Plan of the Planning Commission of India. He is also the Joint Managing Director of SREI BNP Paribas and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of VIOM Networks (joint venture with Tata Tele Services).

K Venkatesh
Chief Executive and Managing Director of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, (Investment & Development subsidiary for Infrastructure Projects promoted by L&T)

Mr. K. Venkatesh is the Chief Executive & Managing Director of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited the Investment & Development subsidiary for Infrastructure Projects promoted by L&T. Mr. Venkatesh has more than three decades of Experience comprising Corporate Finance and Accounts, Bidding, Structuring, Financial Closure, Project Management, Operations & Maintenance of Infrastructure Projects in Sectors such as Roads & Bridges, Seaports, Hydel Power, Water Supply Projects, Information Technology Parks, Retail Buildings, Hospitality and Residential Projects. 
Mr. Venkatesh has participated and presented papers in several conventions / seminars including International Conferences. Mr Venkatesh has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai. He is a Chartered and Cost Accountant by profession and also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Oshani Perera
Director, Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance, International Institute of Sustainable Development

Ms. Oshani Perera is the Director of the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance program of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). She advises governments on smart public procurement, public-private partnerships (PPP) and infrastructure financing strategies to optimize value-for-money, at the point of commissioning and across the asset life cycle. Ms. Perera has advised policy-makers in the EU, USA, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi, Chile, Bhutan, China, Ghana, South Africa, Costa Rica, Lao PDR, USA, Vietnam, Mauritius, Brazil and Costa Rica. Before joining IISD, Ms. Perera worked at KPMG, with a focus on corporate sustainability and supply chain management and at McKinsey & Company, specializing in foreign direct investment and industrial competitiveness.

Moderator: Pradeep Singh
IAS (Retd.), CEO, Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean, Indian School of Business

Mr. Pradeep Singh has over 35 years of work experience in government, non-government and private sector organizations, and in academia. Since August 2013, Mr. Singh has been the CEO of the Mohali Campus and the Deputy Dean of the Indian School of Business. He is responsible for operationalizing the recently launched industry focused Institutes at the ISB dedicated respectively to Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Public Policy. 
In his previous roles, Mr. Singh served as the Vice Chairman & CEO of IDFC Projects Ltd. and was the founding CEO of IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation (IIDC).   From 1978 to 1995, Mr. Singh was a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and later also served as the Assistant Country Director at CARE India, an international NGO. He has been a visiting faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and has been engaged in consulting for the World Bank and the ADB.  
Mr. Singh holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University and was a Rotary International Graduate Fellow at Stanford University USA. He also holds the MBA and M.Sc (Physics) degrees from Punjab and Punjabi University respectively.