September 30, 2015 | 07:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ritz Carlton, Bangalore

For registration and participation, contact[email protected]

India’s competitiveness at present is determined by some critical locations/sectors/issue. The states and cities are the critical building blocks. Diversity and unity of states and the growth of Indian cities will fuel the next phase of growth in India. It is vital to understand the developments of the economy in detail and create the required momentum. This Dialogue thus strives to bring stakeholders on a common platform to work on enhancing the competitiveness of Karnataka and creating effective policy suggestions.

The dialogue draws from conceptual antecedents from the work of the Institute on understanding state competitiveness in India with particular emphasis on innovative capacity for Karnataka. The purpose is also to benchmark the performance of Karnataka with other developing regions in India and help create a roadmap or give suggestions for enabling Karnataka to be a state that foster innovative activity. These insights will help the policy makers to gain insights from corporates that could enable growth within the state.

The central idea is aimed at –
  • Understanding the fundamental drivers of the economy of Karnataka as a regional entity
  • What policy actions would drive Karnataka to be one of the significant innovation hubs across the world
  • Leverage human capacity of Karnataka to gain an edge over peers i.e., competing locations across the world
  • Gather insights about the gaps in policy and investment that promote innovation and unravel the opportunities that the state offers in the field of innovation
The final deliverable of the dialogue would in the form of a call to action to various stakeholders who affect and are affected by the competitiveness of Karnataka. The contents of the whitepaper will be drawn from the various deliberations that take place during the roundtable. Key insights will then be presented to all the stakeholders so that effective actions may be taken for a more innovative Karnataka.


Time: 07:30 – 08:30

Networking Breakfast and Registration

Time: 08:30 – 08:40

Welcome & Setting the Stage – Wilfried Aulbur

Time: 08:40 – 08:50

Talk on Karnataka’s Competitiveness by Dr. Amit Kapoor

Time: 08:50 – 09:00

Talk on ‘How the World See’s Karnataka’ by Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy

Time: 09:00 – 09:40

Panel Discussion on ‘Inspiring Innovation and Creativity’

  • Venkatesh Valluri
  • Rishikesha T. Krishnan
  • Harish HV
  • Ramesh Thomas
  • Amit Kapoor

Time: 09:40 – 09:50

Talk on ‘The Demographic Challenge/ Opportunity’ by Umesh Aradyaamoorthy

Time: 09:50 – 10:00

Talk on ‘Incremental Innovative Processes’ by Dr. V Prakash

Time: 10:00 – 10:30

Panel Discussion on ‘A World Cafe Dialogue’

  • Monish Verma
  • Leena Thomas
  • David Wittenberg
  • Raja Choudhury
  • Ranjana
  • Eshan Joshi
  • VS Mani

Time: 11:10 – 11:40

Panel Discussion on ‘A World Cafe Dialogue’

  • Yatish Rajawat
  • Srikanth Srinivas
  • Subrahmanyam Ivatury
  • Richie Ahuja
  • Prasanna Swaroopa
  • Vivan Saran
  • Srinivas Kedar

Time: 10:30 – 11:10

Panel Discussion on ‘The Steps Required for Success’

  • V Ravichandar
  • Chirantan Chatterjee
  • Siddharth Malik
  • Nitin Pai

Time: 11:40 – 12:00

‘Report Out, Assimilation, Sum Up’ by Wilfried Aulbur


Head, JSW Foundation

Member, Karnataka Innovation Council


Other Panelists

  • Sanjay Chaudhary, Head of Software Development, Siemens
  • Neil Sudhkar, MD, Kenmar Corporation




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