INDOvations: Driving Global Innovations from Emerging Markets

This program will showcase India-inspired innovations and their impact on the global knowledge economy. India provides a great source of inspiration for both the developed and the developing nations seeking to drive affordable and sustainable business as well as social and cultural innovation.


Simone Ahuja is founder and Principal of Blood Orange Media,a vertically-integrated media company based in Minneapolis. She has produced award-winning programming for CNBC and USA, founded an online film competition, and produced and directed the 2007 travel series Indique ' Untold Stories of Contemporary India, broadcast in both India and the US. The series was most recently supported by Fortune 100 company, Best Buy.

Sean Randolph is President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government, and higher education that works to foster a competitive economy in California and the Bay Area. The Institute produces authoritative analyses on major economic policy issues, including infrastructure, globalization, energy, science and technology, and governance, and mobilizes California leaders around targeted policy initiatives.

Navi Radjou (moderator) is Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. In 2008, he published his research on Indian innovation in a 10-part report series titled India: The Innovation Giant (Re) Awakens. Radjou has had wide exposure in national and international media, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, The Economic Times (India), Le Monde, and Nikkei Shimbun. He has spoken at conferences organised by the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, the Nomura Research Institute, Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Milken Institute, Harvard University, and MIT.

Phong Rock leads international business development and market expansion at Obopay. He is responsible for the company's client and partner initiatives outside of the US and Canada.Previously, he founded and served as Managing Partner for RedRock Consultants LLC, a professional management and payments strategy firm whose clients included Visa International, MasterCard Worldwide, and a wide collection of global banks, acquirers, and multinational merchants.

Event Details

Mon 25 Jan 2010
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
K&L Gates 4 Embarcadero, Suite 1200 San Francisco
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