Top innovators and thought leaders will gather for a brainstorming session at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology next week for holding discussions on transforming the economic, social and technological landscape of India.

Weaved around the theme ‘Pioneering Innovation’, the MIT-India conference would be held on April 8.

MIT students have invited more than a dozen leaders from India for a day-long interactive session on issues like future of inclusive growth, transportation, digitisation in emerging economies and future of artificial intelligence (AI).

“It will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought leaders and explore how they’re transforming the economic, social, and technological landscape of India,” student organisers of the event said today.

As per the list of speakers released by the MIT-India Conference, Prithviraj Chauhan, the former chief minister of Maharashtra, would address on ‘Future of public policy innovations’, while HCL CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra would deliver a keynote address on the ‘Future of corporations and human capital’.

Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, would interact with students on the future of education, Accenture India Chairman Rekha M Menon will speak about the future of AI and and top philanthropist Gururaj ‘Desh’ Deshpande on the future of inclusive growth.

While Ashish Chauhan, CEO of BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) is scheduled to interact with MIT students on the future of the Indian economy, Hamsa Balakrishnan, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, on the future of transportation, and Ananth Narayanan, CEO of Myntra & Jabong, on the future of fashion and e-commerce.

Kirthiga Reddy, Managing Global Client Partner Emerging Markets Lead, Global Partnerships, Facebook, would be delivering a keynote address on the future of digitisation in emerging economies, Vani Kola, founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, on the future of venture capital and entrepreneurship in the digital economy and Anjali Sastry, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, on the future of healthcare.

Since 2011, several visionaries from various fields, including government, energy, finance, social impact, technology, and the film and media industry have come together at the MIT-India Conference.

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