Agenda

Sanjay Kadaveru
Sanjay Kadaveru
Founder & President, Action For India

Education will always be at the nexus of innovation, progress and social impact. In this session, Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean of the Indian School of Business, will highlight the future of business education and the essential characteristics of all great leaders within the social impact sphere.

Rajendra
Rajendra Srivastava
Dean, Indian School of Business (ISB)

Hold tight to your seats as the Top 10 Silicon Valley Challenge Finalists attempt to secure their spot for this year's SVC Trek. From these 10 Finalists, 5 SVC Fellows will be selected to partake in an all-expense paid, two-week trip to Silicon Valley, where they will meet with senior Technology executives, Sand Hill Road Investors, and Academics at the leading Bay-area Institutions.

Interdisciplinary partnerships are the fulcrum of social innovation transformation in Hyderabad, and Telangana at large. In line with our mission to make Telangana a global hub for technology-enabled social innovation, Action For India is proud to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the key players in the local impact community; IIT-Hyderabad, IIIT-Hyderabad, and THub. This session will discuss the vision and the impact we aspire to ignite with this cross-functional consortium.

Sanjay Kadaveru
Sanjay Kadaveru
Founder & President, Action For India
Ravi
Ravi Narayan
CEO, T-Hub
P.
P. J. Narayanan
Professor and Director, IIIT Hyderabad

“No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come”, a quote Shri KT Rama Rao has embodied since the first day he stepped into office. Our Chief Guest “KTR” will be addressing barriers to innovation, the power of impact-minded investment, and the latent potential embedded in the social enterprise ecosystem, and India at-large.

K.
K. T. Rama Rao
Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments,, Government of Telangana

Rural-urban health disparities and overcrowded hospitals are just a few stark challenges that healthcare entrepreneurs are tackling today. Dr. Sangita Reddy of Apollo Hospitals Group will examine how new developments in healthtech, digitalization, and telemedicine are increasing positive outcomes and accessibility to care in India.

Sangita
Sangita Reddy
Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Hyderabad, the capital of India’s youngest state, as well as its surrounding communities have been trailblazers in building a thriving startup ecosystem, attracting massive tech investment, and creating a multitude of new professional opportunities. Our first Plenary Panel with take a deep-dive into the burgeoning social innovation occurring in Telangana.

David
David Wilcox
Founder, ReachScale- Boston
Ajit
Ajit Rangnekar
Former Dean, Indian School of Business
Phani
Phani Sama
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Government of Telangana
Ravi
Ravi Narayan
CEO, T-Hub
Rama
Rama Devi Lanka
Officer on Special Duty (OSD) ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana

AFI and its Investment Partners will discuss the Fund’s strategic objectives, sector foci, and its mission to leverage the Indian diaspora in Silicon Valley to create larger social impact here in India.

Kumar
Kumar Ganapathy
Founding Partner, Enterprise Labs
A.
A. G. K. Karunakaran
President & CEO, MulticoreWare Inc
Sanjay Kadaveru
Sanjay Kadaveru
Founder & President, Action For India

At IIT-Hyderbad / Action For India, we believe that given the right tools and mentorship, social enterprises have the potential to scale beyond measure. Join AFI board members Amit Jain and Sanjay Kadaveru along with Prof. UB Desai and Prof. Venkhatesham of IIT-Hyderabad as they unpack this groundbreaking partnership

Sanjay Kadaveru
Sanjay Kadaveru
Founder & President, Action For India
B.
B. Venkatesham
Assistant Professor, IIT Hyderabad
Amit
Amit Jain
Former Chairman, AFI

Scaling social enterprises does not take place within a vacuum. It takes an array of interdisciplinary partners to achieve growth metrics and to create sustainable solutions. This multifaceted session will explore how public and innovation policy is influenced by the Government, how media platforms allow social enterprises to effectively share their stories, and the ways in which private corporations can provide tools and infrastructure for technological development.

Rajeev
Rajeev Gowda
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka
Mukund
Mukund Rajan
Chairman, Ecube Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd & Ex-Tata Sons
Anurag
Anurag Batra
Chairman & Editor in Chief, BW BUSINESSWORLD
Suchitra
Suchitra Ella
JMD, Bharat Biotech

Innovation Across Industry: Sector-Specific Breakout Sessions

Education

Healthcare

Energy

Livelihood

Agriculture

Financial Inclusion

Other

Creating sustainable and long-lasting social change requires disruption in all sectors and facets of society. AFI has curated an expert composition of industry experts and thought-leaders driving innovation across Education, Healthcare, Energy, Livelihoods, Agriculture, and Financial Inclusion. The AFI Sector Champions will facilitate these parallel interactive discussions, discuss expectations from government and ecosystem enablers, analyze key trends particular to each sector, and engaging panelists from tech, government, and entrepreneurship.

In each sector-specific panel, two Sector Champions will lead the discussion among the panelists. It is intended to be an interactive, engaging discussion where the audience is expected to participate as well.

Innovation Across Industry: Sector-Specific Breakout Sessions

Ramya
Ramya Venkatraman
Founder & CEO, Centre For Teacher Accreditation (CENTA)
Azeez
Azeez Gupta
Head of Strategic Initiatives, Pratham Education Foundation
Lavu
Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu
Member of Parliament, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh
A.
A. G. K. Karunakaran
President & CEO, MulticoreWare Inc
Farhan
Farhan Pettiwala
Executive Director, Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital
Radha
Radha Rangswami
CEO, Vitas Pharma
Satya
Satya Prakash Dash
Director, Path Impact Labs
Amit
Amit Jain
Former Chairman, AFI
Sreekanth
Sreekanth Perepu
Head Venture Capital, Jubilant Bhartia Group
Sujay
Sujay Santra
Founder, CEO & Ashoka Fellow, Ikure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.
Ajit
Ajit Rangnekar
Former Dean, Indian School of Business
Suchitra
Suchitra Ella
JMD, Bharat Biotech
Ritchie
Ritchie Ahuja
Senior Director, Global Climate Environmental Defense Fund
Adwait
Adwait Joshi
CEO, Clean Energy Access Network
Kartik
Kartik Chandrashekar
Founder & CEO, Sangam Ventures
K.
K. R. Jyothilal Ias
Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala
Vikas
Vikas Saluguti
Co-Founder, Fourth Partner Energy
Sekhar
Sekhar Konidena
Head PPM Services, Hexagon Capability Center India
Santanu
Santanu Paul
Co-Founder & CEO, TalentSprint
G.
G. V. Krishnagopal
Chief Executive Officer, Access Livelihoods Consulting India
Krishna
Krishna Mishra
Chairman & Founder, eKutir group
Santanu
Santanu Bhattacharya
Chief Data Scientist , airtel X Labs
Phani
Phani Sama
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Government of Telangana
Hemendra
Hemendra Mathur
Venture Partners, Bharat Innovation Fund
Shashank
Shashank Kumar
Founder & CEO, DeHaat
Jinesh
Jinesh Shah
Managing Partner, Omnivore
Rikin
Rikin Gandhi
CEO, Digital Green
Kumar
Kumar Ganapathy
Founding Partner, Enterprise Labs
Sandeep
Sandeep Raju
Co-Founder & Director, Samaaru
Mahesh
Mahesh Kanumury
Managing Director & Founder, Arivali Partners
Pavan
Pavan Mamidi
Director, Centre for Social and Behavior Change
B.
B. S. Rao
Vice President - Marketing, Ctrls Datacenter
Saurav
Saurav Banerjee
Venture Partner,, Kalaari Capital
Aniket
Aniket Deogar
Co-Founder & CEO, Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions

This capital-focused session is composed of expert panelists who have each successfully raised millions in venture capital and impact investment. Our speakers will share their "secret recipes" to increase investor buy-in, shed light on how they raised money at critical junctures of their scaling journeys, and best-practices they would like to impart to the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

Jinesh
Jinesh Shah
Managing Partner, Omnivore
Rajat
Rajat Garg
Co-Founder, myUpchar
Shashank
Shashank Kumar
Founder & CEO, DeHaat
Arjun
Arjun Vaidya
CEO, Dr. Vaidya's: New Age Ayurveda

A networking space designed to facilitate meaningful engagements between participant social entrepreneurs and influencers. Utilizing posters as visual aids, SE’s will be able to concisely communicate their targeted social issues, product and service offerings, capital structures, and partnership opportunities. Social entrepreneurs will remain stationary for this session.

Virtual Keynote address (via live vIdeo-feed)

Sam
Sam Pitroda
Chairman, The Pitroda Group LLC

21st century social challenges necessitate that we use an arsenal of technologies to alleviate disparities, leverage data, and create impact. This Plenary Panel session will engage participants on the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, etc.

Ramesh
Ramesh Loganathan
Professor Co-Innovation, IIIT Hyderabad
Santanu
Santanu Paul
Co-Founder & CEO, TalentSprint
Prem
Prem Kumar Vislawath
Founder and Chief Innovator, Marut Drones
Pavan
Pavan Adipuram
Founder & CEO, Chitmonks

Building effective cross-functional teams, implementing novel technologies, and raising capital are all daily challenges that social entrepreneurs face. This selection of domain and function-specific sessions will address prevalent business-critical issues that many SEs encounter on their scaling journeys.

Kumar
Kumar Ganapathy
Founding Partner, Enterprise Labs
Hiranmay
Hiranmay Mahanta
Managing Director, Techpedia
Rama
Rama Devi Lanka
Officer on Special Duty (OSD) ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana
Mudit
Mudit Narain
Programme Director, Niti Aayog
Lavu
Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu
Member of Parliament, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh

Building effective cross-functional teams, implementing novel technologies, and raising capital are all daily challenges that social entrepreneurs face. This selection of domain and function-specific sessions will address prevalent business-critical issues that many SEs encounter on their scaling journeys.

A.
A. G. K. Karunakaran
President & CEO, MulticoreWare Inc
Anu
Anu Prasad
Founder-Director, India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS)
Satyam
Satyam Vyas
CEO & Founder, Arthan
Gaurav
Gaurav Shah
Founder, Indian School of Development Management

A networking space designed to facilitate meaningful engagements between participant social entrepreneurs and influencers. Utilizing posters as visual aids, SE’s will be able to concisely communicate their targeted social issues, product and service offerings, capital structures, and partnership opportunities. The Social Entrepreneurs will pitch their enterprises sand collaboration opportunitites whilst the Influencers rotate through the facilitated space.

The path from the “whiteboard”... to solution implementation... is often not a straight path. To shed more light on these multifaceted challenges, our panelists will discuss effective methodologies and tools that removed many of the barriers for their product launch, community building, and impact evaluation success.

David
David Wilcox
Founder, ReachScale- Boston
G.
G. V. Krishnagopal
Chief Executive Officer, Access Livelihoods Consulting India
Ramesh
Ramesh Kaza
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, State Street
Vikram
Vikram Vuppala
Founder & CEO, NephroPlus

According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, women constitute around 14% of the total entrepreneur base in India. The AFI team believes with more innovation and institutional support, we could see these numbers move towards parity. Plenary Panel 6 will discuss the entrepreneurial journey with a gender lens.

Juhee
Juhee Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer Dlabs Incubator, Indian School of Business
Ajaita
Ajaita Shah
CEO, Frontier Markets
Rama
Rama Devi Lanka
Officer on Special Duty (OSD) ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana
Sylvia
Sylvia Smetana
Co-Founder, Divershefy Inc
K.
K. Rama Devi
Founder & President, Association of lady Entrepreneurs of India
Pratyusha
Pratyusha
Co-founder, Nemo.Care

They Top 10 Social Entrepreneurs have prepared, executed and inspired! Now they pitch to the SVC Jury in the last and final stage of the Silicon Valley Challenge to earn one among the 5 tickets to California.

A vote of appreciation and gratitude for the work being done, and the fellowship had at this year’s Annual Forum.

B.
B. S. Rao
Vice President - Marketing, Ctrls Datacenter

A televised panel touching on this year’s innovations, achievements, and vision.

Uma
Uma Sudhir
Executive Editor, NDTV
Jayesh
Jayesh Ranjan
Principal Secretary, Govt. of Telangana, (I&C) & (ITE&C) Department
Andrew
Andrew Fleming
British Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission
Joel
Joel Reifman
U.S. Consul General, Hyderabad