This summit will feature both presentations and panel discussions that reflect thought leadership and best practices for increasing diversity and encouraging inclusion of women in technology.
8.30 am to 9.15 amRegistrations and entry
9.15 am to 9.30 amInaugural Address by Rajendra Srivastava, Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business
9.30 am to 9.45 amWelcome Address by Deepa Mani, Associate Professor (Information Systems) & Executive Director, SRITNE, Indian School of Business
9.45 am to 10.15 am

Keynote by Anju Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education, Government of Gujarat

10.15 am to 11.30 am

Panel Discussion I

Improving Labour Force Participation of Women in Tech

  • Deepti Varma, Head – Human Resources, Amazon India, Middle East & North Africa
  • Deepthi Ravula - CEO, WE HUB, A Government of Telangana Initiative
  • Sangeeta Kumar- Senior Vice President, Operations, Bank of America 
Moderator: Prof. Ram Nidumolu
11.30 am to 11.45 amTea/Coffee Break
11.45 am to 12.15 pm

Fireside Chat 
with Ms. Malini Agarwal, IPS, ADGP - Prisons, Rajasthan

Moderator: Prof. Deepa Mani

12.15 pm to 1.30 pm

Panel Discussion II

Enhancing Diversity and Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

  • Aparna Pathak - Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Novartis Business Services
  • Srividya Ramakrishnan - Senior Director, Head - Process Engineering at API, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Moderator: Prof. Chandrasekhar Sripada
1.30 pm to 1.45 pmClosing remarks
1.45 pm onwardsLunch & Networking

The major focus areas for the summit are:
• Women in Tech: The State of the Union
• Diversity: Whose Problem Is it Anyway?
• Improving Labour Force Participation of Women in Tech
• Refining the Tech Organization's Polices & Practices