Agenda for Design Public Conclave IV

As you know, the fourth edition of the Design Public Conclave will be held exactly one week from today in Mumbai. Here is the agenda for both days of the Conclave. Greater details about all the breakout sessions and panels will follow soon.

Day One (29th November): Challenge Tracks Workshop

2.00 pm Word of Welcome and Mutual Introductions, Aditya Dev Sood, CKS

2.30 pm Open Dialogue: What is Innovation? (Entire Hall)

2.45 pm Design Thinking and Systematic Innovation – A Case Study, Divya Datta, CKS

3.15 pm Breakouts into Challenge Tracks

What are the Unsolved Challenges of this Track?
How can Design and Innovation help solve those Challenges?
What kinds of Engagement Models should or could be Employed?
What kinds of Collaborations and Partnerships are Necessary?
What will the Assembled Group do after this meeting is over?

Challenge Track One: Nimble Agriculture
Anirban Ghosh, Mahindra Group, Siddharth Tata, Acumen Fund, Mark Kahn, Godrej Agrovet, Punit Gupta, Technoserve (Discussion Leaders), Neha Ahlawat, CKS, (Innovation Lead).

Challenge Track Two: Equitable Water and Sanitation
Deepak Menon, Arghyam, Amy Lin, Monitor Group, Chandrima Das, Monitor Group, Urvashi Prasad, The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (Discussion Leaders), Ekta Ohri, CKS (Innovation Lead).

Challenge Track Three: Post-Grid Energy
Arul Shanmugasundram, Tata International, Ratnesh Yadav, Husk Power Systems, Atul Mittak, D.Light, Abhay Garg, Acumen Fund(Discussion Leaders), Anand Vijayan, CKS (Innovation Lead).

Challenge Track Four: Smarter Cities
Sreenath Venkatesan, IBM, Chandrashekar Hariharan, Biodiversity India Conservation Limited (BCIL), Lina Sonne, Intellecap, Jesse van de Zand, Enviu, Madhav Pai, Embarq (Discussion Leaders) Namrata Mehta, CKS (Innovation Lead).

4.45 pm Tea Break

5.00 pm Mutual Presentations

5.30 pm Open Dialogue: Innovation and the Public Interest
James Crabtree, Financial Times (Moderator)

6.00 pm Close of Day One

7.00 pm Cocktails

Day Two (30th November): Plenary Conclave: Conversation, Collaboration, Partnership

9.30 am Word of Welcome + Mutual Introductions, Aditya Dev Sood, CKS

10.00 am Think Piece, Arun Maira: Conversation and Innovation

10.30 am The State of the Conversation around Innovation in India
Vish Palekar, Mahindra Group
Ranjan Banerjee, Renaissance Consultants
MP Ranjan, Design for India
PV Sreenath, IBM
Vikas Bajaj, New York Times (moderator)

11.30 am Keynote, J.C. Diehl, TU Delft

11.50 am Teaching, Training and Doing Innovation in India
J.C. Diehl, TU Delft
Maryanna Abdo, Parthenon Group
Anjali Monteiro, Tata Institute of Social Science
Aditya Dev Sood, CKS
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Mint Newspaper (Moderator)

12.50 pm A Nine Square Approach to Leadership and Innovation, Aditya Dev Sood, CKS

01.10 pm Think Piece: Innovation in Public Services, Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

1.15 pm Lunch

2.15 pm India’s Innovation Future, Sam Pitroda, National Innovation Council

2.30 pm Innovation as a Form of Conversation
Karthik B., Mahindra & Mahindra
Aditya Mishra, Headstart Foundation
Manjeet Kripalani, Gateway House
Ekta Ohri, Center for Knowledge Societies
Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society (Moderator)

3.30 pm An Innovation Approach to Agriculture, Suresh B., Mahindra Consulting Engineers

3.50 pm Taking Forward Innovation in the Challenge Tracks
Mala Subramanian, Arghyam
Amy Lin, Monitor Group
Madhav Pai, Embarq
Namrata Mehta, CKS (Moderator)

4.50 pm How Do We Build an Innovation Society?
Virginia Sharma, IBM
Manju George, Intellecap
Anant Shah, Gates Foundation
Aditya Dev Sood, Center for Knowledge Societies
Aparna Piramal Raje, Independent Business and Design Writer (Moderator)

About Ayesha Vemuri

Ayesha Vemuri is responsible for thought leadership and outreach efforts at CKS. She has undergraduate degree in Visual Art from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she also studied such varied subjects as biology, literature and the humanities. At CKS, she is responsible for curating the Design Public blog, managing our various social media platforms, organizing Pecha Kucha Nights and contributing to the intellectual content of the Design Public Conclave and other CKS initiatives. Find her on twitter at @ayeshavemuri.
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