~Bringing speakers from over 25 countries to India’s leading annual thought leadership platform on linkages between economic growth, entrepreneurship, education, innovation, technology and health~
New Delhi, 15th
January 2019: The eighth edition of the One Globe Forum,
will be held on February 1 & 2, 2019 at The Imperial Hotel, New
Delhi. The forum brings together global thought leaders who discuss, debate
and deliberate on themes most relevant to building a 21st century
knowledge economy in South East Asia. It also explores topics that focus on the
intersection of technology, innovation, urban governance, regional
collaboration and higher education.
Over the last 7 editions,
the One Globe Forum has had 7 editions, 510 speakers, 1550 attendees, 29
cabinet ministers, 42 senior bureaucrats, 214 C-Suite MDs, Eds, CEOs, COOs and
11 defence chiefs. The One Globe Forum enables its delegates to network
with a multitude of senior government officials, decision makers, corporates
and thought leaders from across the globe. The keynote sessions and panel
discussions bring together leading industry leaders, academic professionals,
policy makers, influencers and entrepreneurs. In
2018, the One Globe Forum hosted eminent thought leaders who spoke about some
of the most important topics of the year, including artificial intelligence,
machine learning, blockchain and entrepreneurship, to name a few.
This year, the One Globe
Forum will bring together over 60 speakers and 240 delegates that will focus on
conversations around a connected and disruptive globe The topics will range
from disruptive technologies such as AI and its impact on mobility, education
and skill development and their impact on the youth, as well as
entrepreneurship and economic growth specially in a year that is politically
critical for the South East Asian countries. The Forum will also explore themes
around the biggest elections in South East Asia involving a huge youth
population, with 133 Mn new voters.
Last year, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal,
Union Minister for Food Processing,
congratulated the One Globe Forum, in her inaugural speech and lauded the
Forum for inviting a host of women speakers and delegates, ensuring female
participation in a relevant debate. “This is especially important in a country
where women are suffering from economic and other threats – such as gender and
cultural biases. It is extremely critical to level the playing field for both
genders if India aspires to economic growth.” She further added, “I would like
to congratulate the One Globe Forum for being a huge success. May this grow and
replace Davos in coming years. “
Speaking about the Forum, Mr. Harjiv Singh, Convener, One Globe
Forum says, “One Globe Forum was created to focus on ideas around
developing and growing 25% of the world that lives in India and South Asia and
increasing their global GDP contribution to over 25% in the coming decades from
less than 5% today. 2019 is an exciting year for India and South Asia, as India
alone, will have over 130 million young new voters who will vote for the first
time to help shape the political landscape for the coming years.”
New political trends are
emerging in our neighboring countries as well. For instance, Pakistan
will mark the second time that one civilian government has handed power to
another after serving a full term – a historic landmark. On the other hand, Bangladesh
changed the country’s direction
away from authoritarianism, to democratic space.
The Forum, through the One
Globe Awards ceremony,
will honor organizations, entrepreneurs and start-ups that have contributed
towards building a 21st-century knowledge economy. The categories
for these awards include Enabling a Digital Economy, Initiating
R&D, Contributing to Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship
and Making a Social Impact. It aims to offer the most influential
assessment on building knowledge economies globally. Applications will be
benchmarked against top performers from across industries and sectors.
The advisory board
members include Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament; Lord Raj Loomba
CBE, Founder & Chairman Trustee, The Loomba Foundation; Jerry Hultin,
Chairman, Global Smart City Council, Barcelona & Senior Presidential Fellow
New York University; Mukul Pandya, Edition-in-Chief, Knowledge@Wharton; Dr.
Siddharth Saxena, Chairperson Cambridge Central Asia Forum, University of
Cambridge; Dr. Shailaja Fennell, Centre of Development Studies,
University of Cambridge; Gaurav Verma, COO, US-India Strategic
Partnership Forum (USISPF); Makarand Chipalkatti, Managing Director, Dr.
Chips Consulting LLC; Rajeev Kakar, Non-Executive Director, Gulf
International Bank, Bahrain, Eurobank Ergasias SA, Greece; Mahendra Bapna,
Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow; Sheila Hooda, Founder & CEO,
Alpha Advisory Partners and Tricia Hazelwood, Managing Director,
Mitsubishi, UFJ Securities(USA).
Past speakers have
included Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union
Minister of Food Processing Industries; Shri. Salman
Khurshid, Former Union Cabinet Minister
of External Affairs; Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti
Aayog; Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha; Mr.
Patrick Santillo, Minister – Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy
in New Delhi; Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum &
Natural Gas; Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; Smt.
Sheila Dikshit, Former Chief Minister of the Delhi; Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President, U.S-India Strategic Partnership Forum; Baroness
Sandip Verma, Member of the House of Lords; Mr.
Daniel Carmon, Ambassador
of Israel to India; Mr. Michael
Allen, Former Senior Advisor to
former President George W. Bush and Dr. K.P Krishnan, Secretary,
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship among others.
Past sponsors and
partners for the One Globe Forum include CISCO, Uber, Adobe, USISPF, Swedish
Chamber of Commerce and European Business Group (EBG). Key speakers in the past
have represented corporates such as Adobe, Archie Comics Publications,
Coursera, Ericsson, Facebook, Fortis Healthcare, McKinsey, Microsoft, MLS
Chase, Oracle, SEBI, Tata Group, Xerox, YES Bank, among others.
Top universities and academic institutions like College Board, Columbia
University, University of Cambridge, BITS Pilani, Campus France, The Wharton
School University of Pennsylvania, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, OP
Jindal Global University, Pratham Education Foundation, New York University,
Knowledge@Wharton, University of Tokyo, United States-India Educational
Foundation (USIEF) have represented the education sector at the One Globe
Watch the video
to know more about the One Globe Forum.
About One Globe Forum
The annual One Globe Forum, a
Braingain Global initiative, brings together global thought leaders to discuss
how we build a 21st-century knowledge economy in India and South
Asia. It is India’s leading forum exploring the intersection of technology,
innovation, smart cities, skills, regional collaboration and education and
their role in building a 21st century knowledge economy.
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