G20, Vision India@2047 and India’s Ascent as a Global PowerVIEW EVENT DETAILS
India’s Prime Minister Modi has been using this year’s G20 presidency as a platform to promote and showcase India’s important role on the world stage. The recent conclusion of the G20’s Leader Summit in early September—the talks among the world’s twenty largest economies—would also further highlight India’s continued emergence as a major global economic power and leader. India’s G20 agenda is closely tied to the Vision India@2047, which lays out an ambitious agenda for its economic future and to become a developed nation and one of the two largest economies in the world by 2047. India’s geopolitical policies will likely affect the ascent and trajectory of this growth, including how it navigates relations with the U.S., China, the EU, and Russia now and in the coming years.
In this program on Thursday, October 26, our expert speakers Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, fellow at Government of India’s NITI Aayog, and Trisha Ray, Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center will help us understand key takeaways from the G20 summit, the Vision 2047 agenda, how India’s leaders and policymakers plan to achieve the goals as laid out in the Vision, and the role and importance of India’s foreign and trade policies in shaping future economic growth. The discussion will be moderated by Harshul Asnani, President of the Technology and Media Business at Tech Mahindra.
This is a virtual, on-the-record event. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance of the event. Registration and confirmation of registration is required.
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Pacific.
5:00 p.m. Program Begins
6:00 p.m. Program Concludes
The Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance of the event.
Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan serves NITI Aayog – Government of India, as a Fellow, wherein he headed the verticals of Trade and Commerce, Strategic Economic Dialogue, International Cooperation and Vision India@2047. Prior to joining the GoI, he has been an economist working to analyze a wide range of economic (mainly international trade), disruptive technology, environmental/energy, labor and public health policies. He has informed the process of decision making in several major economic policies such as free trade agreements, technology regulations, etc., both through his academic research and consulting/advisory projects.
Badri simultaneously holds several affiliations: Affiliate/Courtesy Faculty Member with University of Washington Seattle, Oregon State University and Boston College, Non-Resident Senior Fellow with European Center for International Political Economy, Brussels, National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Center for Social and Economic Progress (formerly Brookings India), New Delhi. He was on the Board of Directors of British American Business Council. He has also been a consultant with the UN, World Bank, ILO, FAO, WHO, IMF, ADB, McKinsey, KPMG, PWC, CGD, Harvard University, LSE, ICRIER, NCAER, the Commonwealth Secretariat, Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group and several other international organizations as well as government/private bodies across the world.
He has also been engaged with the startup community across the world as an advisor and co-founder. He had founded a consulting firm named “Infinite Sum Modelling” in 2015, which has a global presence, with offices/centers in Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and New Delhi. He has published over 150 papers and 8 books in reputed journals and presented his work in over 30 countries across the world.
Trisha Ray is a Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. Her research interests lie in geopolitical and security trends in relation to emerging technologies. Ray is a member of UNESCO’s Information Accessibility Working Group, a Pacific Forum young leader, and a 2022 Schmidt Futures International Strategy Forum Asia fellow.
Prior to this, Ray was a fellow at the Center for Security, Strategy and Technology at the Observer Research Foundation in India, where she led projects, researched, and wrote on artificial intelligence governance, India’s technology policies, data protection, platform governance, and cybersecurity. She was also chair of Observer Research Foundation’s flagship technology conference, CyFy.
Harshul Asnani is the President of the Technology and Media Business at Tech Mahindra. He is part of the Executive Leadership team and prior to Tech Mahindra, he has served in diverse leadership roles which include P&L ownership, strategic partnerships and ecosystem development at leading technology consulting and product organizations like Wipro, HCL, Prodapt, Patni (now Capgemini) and Compaq (now HP). As a long-term resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Harshul serves on several non profit boards including the Board of the Bay Area Council, Advisory Board of the University of Washington School of Business and Advisory Board of HelpAge America. He is also a member of Indiaspora and a TiE Silicon Valley Charter Member. He is passionate about mentoring startups, creating high performance teams, and helping customers with their digital transformation agendas. Harshul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s in Business Administration.