Date: March 30, 2018

Venue details:

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
Conference venue: Diwan-I-Am

9:00 – 9:30Registration
9:30 – 9:45Inaugural Speech: Dean Rajendra Srivastava, ISB
9:45 – 10:30Keynote Speech: Shri Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India
10:45 – 12:00Panel 1: Competition Economics, Growth & Innovation 
  1. Innovation in and from India: The who, where, what and when (Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore)
  2. India’s Public R&D Laboratories (Girish Sahni, Director General, CSIR  and Secretary, DSIR)
  3. Innovations from and for grassroots for inclusive development : Honey Bee Network cross-pollinates (Padma Shri Anil Gupta, Founder Honey Bee Network, and Executive Vice Chair, National Innovation Foundation)
  4. Anti-Trust & Innovation Cases: Perspectives from Competition Commission of India (Geeta Gouri, Former Member, Competition Commission of India and Director (Tariffs) at the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission)
Faculty Moderator: Rajendra Srivastava, ISB
12:00 – 12:15Coffee Break
12:15-13:30Panel 2: The Evolving Jurisdiction for Innovation Ecosystem for India
  1. Policymaker’s View on Evolving Digital India (Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary Department of Telecommunications and Chairman of the Telecom Commission, Government of India)
  2. U.S. Chamber 2018 IP Index & India as an Asian Innovation Hotspot (Hemal Shah, Director, India & Regional Markets, Global Innovation Policy Center of U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
  3. Clusters and Innovation: Regional Foundations of Competitiveness  (Amit Kapoor, President  & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness; Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and Editor-in-Chief of Thinkers)
  4. Testing Chinese Exceptionalism in Patenting Behavior Using Comparative Empirical Analysis (Jay Kesan, Professor of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) via video-recording.
Faculty Moderator: Siddharth Singh, ISB
13:30 – 15:00Lunch
15:00– 16:15Panel 3: Economics of Innovation, Licensing and IPR in India – Past Trends & Future Roadmap
  1. Piracy and New Product Creation: A Bollywood Story (Rahul Telang, Professor of Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon)
  2. Healthcare Innovation and India (Vivek V Kamath, Managing Director, Merck Sharp and Dohme Pharmaceuticals, India)
  3. An inquiry into the impact of India's app economy (Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER)
  4. IPR in India – Legal and Economics Perspectives (Dev Robinson, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas)
Faculty Moderator: Anand Nandkumar, ISB
16:15-16:30Tea Break
16:30-17:45Panel 4: Trade, Innovation and IPR – TRIPs+ and Beyond 
  1. Innovation at the intersection of technologies (Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer, Tata Sons)
  2. Intellectual Property-Related Preferential Trade Agreements and the Composition of Trade (Keith Maskus, Professor of Economics, University of Colorado in Boulder)
  3. Competition and entry: do entrants deserve special protection in India and other emerging    economies? (D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida)
  4. Innovation and Inequality – Lessons for India (Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is the Founder and Research Director of India Development Foundation).
Faculty Moderator: Chirantan Chatterjee, ISB
17:50-18:20Valedictory Speech
18:20 – 18:30Vote of Thanks
18:30 onwardsHors d'oeuvre, Dinner, Socials