One Globe Forum 2019 To Focus On Ideas And Impact Of Building A 21st Century Knowledge Economy In India & South Asia

One Globe forum is bringing speakers from over 25 countries to India’s leading annual thought leadership platform on linkages between economic growth, entrepreneurship, education, innovation, technology and health.


The eighth edition of the One Globe Forum, will be held on February 1 & 2, 2019 at The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi. The forum brings together global thought leaders who discuss, debate and deliberate on themes most relevant to building a 21st century knowledge economy in South East Asia. It also explores topics that focus on the intersection of technology, innovation, urban governance, regional collaboration and higher education.

Over the last 7 editions, the One Globe Forum has had 7 editions, 510 speakers, 1550 attendees, 29 cabinet ministers, 42 senior bureaucrats, 214 C-Suite MDs, Eds, CEOs, COOs and 11 defence chiefs. The One Globe Forum enables its delegates to network with a multitude of senior government officials, decision makers, corporates and thought leaders from across the globe. The keynote sessions and panel discussions bring together leading industry leaders, academic professionals, policy makers, influencers and entrepreneurs. In 2018, the One Globe Forum hosted eminent thought leaders who spoke about some of the most important topics of the year, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and entrepreneurship, to name a few.

This year, the One Globe Forum will bring together over 60 speakers and 240 delegates that will focus on conversations around a connected and disruptive globe The topics will range from disruptive technologies such as AI and its impact on mobility, education and skill development and their impact on the youth, as well as entrepreneurship and economic growth specially in a year that is politically critical for the South East Asian countries. The Forum will also explore themes around the biggest elections in South East Asia involving a huge youth population, with 133 Mn new voters.

The Forum, through the One Globe Awardsceremony, will honor organizations, entrepreneurs and start-ups that have contributed towards building a 21st-century knowledge economy. The categories for these awards include Enabling a Digital Economy, Initiating R&D, Contributing to Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship and Making a Social Impact. It aims to offer the most influential assessment on building knowledge economies globally. Applications will be benchmarked against top performers from across industries and sectors.

The advisory board members include Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament; Lord Raj Loomba CBE, Founder & Chairman Trustee, The Loomba Foundation; Jerry Hultin, Chairman, Global Smart City Council, Barcelona & Senior Presidential Fellow New York University; Mukul Pandya, Edition-in-Chief, Knowledge@Wharton; Dr. Siddharth Saxena, Chairperson Cambridge Central Asia Forum, University of Cambridge; Dr. Shailaja Fennell, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge; Gaurav Verma, COO, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF); Makarand Chipalkatti, Managing Director, Dr. Chips Consulting LLC; Rajeev Kakar, Non-Executive Director, Gulf International Bank, Bahrain, Eurobank Ergasias SA, Greece; Mahendra Bapna, Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow; Sheila Hooda, Founder & CEO, Alpha Advisory Partners and Tricia Hazelwood, Managing Director, Mitsubishi, UFJ Securities(USA).

Top universities and academic institutions like College Board, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, BITS Pilani, Campus France, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, OP Jindal Global University, Pratham Education Foundation, New York University, Knowledge@Wharton, University of Tokyo, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) have represented the education sector at the One Globe Forum.

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