U.S.-India Technology Partnership: Using Scale and Speed to Bridge the Divide will be topic for a panel discussion in Menlo Park, California on April 25th, 2016, featuring Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems & USIBC Chairman; Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe Systems; and Joseph M. DeSimone, CEO, Carbon3D.
This half-day summit in the Silicon Valley will explore the challenges and opportunities that businesses face while scaling up technologies in emerging markets and how the US-India business corridor is uniquely poised to build the digital future of the global economy. Against this backdrop, Amitabh Kant, the newly appointed CEO of National Institution of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog will present his plans on how technology and policy-making, the government and industry can coordinate efforts to ensure the success of programs such as Digital India, Start Up India, Skill India, Financial Inclusion (Jan Dhan Yojana) and Make in India.
The National Institution for Transforming India Aayog is a Government of India policy think-tank established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace the Planning Commission. The stated aim for NITI Aayog’s creation is to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India. One of the important mandates of NITI Aayog is to bring cooperative competitive federalism. The Prime Minister is Ex-Officio Chairperson for NITI Aayog.