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Harvard University invites KTR for India Conference


One of the prestigious universities in the world, Harvard University, invited Panchayat Raj Minister K. Tarakarama Rao to its conference which will be held in February 2016.

The India Conference at Harvard is one of the largest India conferences in the US with close to 1,000 attendees. It is hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School in Boston by the graduate students of Harvard University. The 2016 edition of the Conference is being organized on the 6th and 7th of February with the theme of “India in Transition – Opportunities and Challenges”. The conference will bring together business leaders, government officials, philanthropists, and many other industry leaders to engage in a conversation about India’s path to global leadership.

One of the key areas for focus this year’s edition of the Conference is on the role technology has played in the evolution of India, how India can leverage technology in the years forward and the key challenges that we need to overcome. While the Harvard Kennedy School panel will focus on the Digital India Campaign launched in 2015, the Harvard Business School panel will focus on opportunities for incumbent businesses and early stage start-ups in this age of digital innovation and transformation.

The team of Harvard India Conference has invited KTR for being a part of the panels hosted by both Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, for which the minister has agreed to participate. The minister shall utilize his unique experience of shaping policies and working with corporates to discuss issues regarding scaling internet access, net neutrality, open data etc. and eventually making digital infrastructure a utility for everyone. He will also talk about T-Hub, India largest technology incubator to discuss how governments can accelerate innovation in this present digital age. During his visit to Boston, USA, the minister shall also participate in networking sessions at Harvard University to identify business synergies with senior executives of various Indian firms. (INN)

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