30-31 August 2019
Taj Deccan,  Hyderabad India
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WELCOME DINNER SESSION ON THE 29th August at the Taj Deccan. Hyderabad2J9A7183

S Krishnakumar Chairman of the IETO addressing and welcoming the Panelists and Guests at the opening Dinner.

Saman Seif
Panelist from Iran, Saman Seif Addressing the Gathering to explain what lies in store during the Conference in regards to Urban resilience.
Senator Michael Browne
Senator Michael Browne giving his welcome address about his India experience in Hyderabad
Tim Dyer
Tim Dyer from Resolus Consulting giving his address about his Proposed entry to India.
Deepta Sateesh
Deepta Sateesh from the DEL Laboratory, Srishti School of Design, Bangalore and Panelist on the Summit explaining her proposed Session.
Dr Geoffrey Clements
Dr Geoffrey Clements from the Commonwealth Infra Partners addressing the Summit guests.
Shalini Haranahalli, the Panel Moderator explaining her role in the Session
Lars Minth
Lars Minth from the Quantusec, Switzerland giving out the Overall Holistic view of the Resilience Summit.
Group of the Summit
Group Photograph of the Summit panelists at the Welcome Dinner session

30 August 2019- Day 1

10.30 AM- 12.00 PM
Experience the Defense Capabilities of the future
A threat is more adaptive, the threat is more capable and the threat is more pervasive, all of the things that we’ve heard in so many different spectrum’s: the barriers to entry remain low, the capacity and capabilities of our adversaries are improving. How can we help industry better understand the things it needs to meet new challenges in this space? How do we make Defense more resilient?  What is the choke-point and how might we redefine them as opportunities to establish confidence?  With this plenary we will set the scene and provide the intellectual backbone for the Resilience Summit which shall unite the world’s major stakeholders for an open debate on the future.

– Yousuf Dawran, Founder, Pace Group of Companies & Afghan Business Centre, Afghanistan 

– Gurmit Singh, Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army

– Lars Minth,  CEO & Founder, Quantusec, Switzerland (MODERATOR)

– Dr.  S. Krishnakumar IAS(Retd), Former Minister for Defence, Govt of India

Michael D. Brown, United States Senator, District of Colombia, Washington, USA

– Lt. Gen P.G. Kamath, Retired Veteran General, Indian Army & Defence Analyst

– Tim Dyer, CEO, Resolus Consulting, UK

12.45 PM- 2.00 PM
Challenges of Higher Education    
The poor-world, rich-world divide is well known, as is the divide between dominant and marginalized groups within countries. Are the existing models of Higher Education schools adequately preparing graduates? Are they able to make a significant contribution towards improving the health of the population, and particularly of the poor and other marginalized groups? If not, why are they failing? Is there a mismatch between the ideal and the reality of the situation? Is the world producing quality graduates to lead public health programmes and relevant research?

– Dr. Sarib Rasool Khan, Chairman, Shadan Group of Institutions, India
– Dr. Geoffrey Clements, Chairman, Commonwealth Infrastructure Partners, UK
Bharat Lal Meena IAS(Retd), Chairperson, World Forum for Education
– Elvis Joseph, CEO, Karnataka Athletic Association, India
Amanda Atan, CEO, Vibes Global, Singapore
– Amit Eshet, CEO, 2 Success, Israel
– Dr Rupa Vasudevan,Chancellor, B.E.S.T.Innovation University, India

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
BUSINESS LUNCH Sponsored by:srk
Guests will be invited to be the first to take advantage of a wide variety of conversations, introduced, forge new connections and commence a great future

3:00 PM – 4.30 PM
Strengthening ties between Gender and Resilience
Women and Girls face continuous discrimination in access to education, health care and employment, lack of control over productive and financial resources, and marginalization from decisions that affect their livelihood and well-being. Despite this vulnerability, they play a vital role in unlocking the trans-formative potential of development assistance and in achieving long-term change. They are key in the capacity of households and communities to cope with, adapt and potentially transform in the face of shocks and stressors. Could we create international policies to strengthen this link and help us build resilience?

– Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman, Phoenix Group, Hyderabad, India
– Sonia Khan, Royal School of Music, UK
– Shalini Haranahalli, Former Miss Asia California, Indian Culture Ambassador, USA
HE Bikram Pandey, Consulate of Greece in Kathmandu, Nepal
– Chris Pohl, CEO, Independent Advisory Service(IAS), Germany
– Shirley George, Big 5 Medal Achiever, Harley Davidson Leader, India
– Sylvia Smetana, Co-Founder, Divershefy, USA

4.30 PM – 6.00 PM
The Future of Global Resilience 
Achieving and sustaining community resilience are in the interest of the nation, states, communities, businesses, and citizens. Why, then, do resilient communities seem the exception rather than the rule? Private–public collaboration to enhance resilience can be extremely effective when efforts are designed to be largely autonomous at the community level with ties to higher levels of government support.  Can we continue this way for building resilient infrastructures, governance structures and new economic frameworks that consider sustainable models?  And what measures can we take holistically?

– Deepta Sateesh, Director, DEL Laboratory, Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Megan Jing Li, Managing Director, Shanghai iMega Industry Co., China
Yashawanth Anantharaj, Managing Director, SYConE CPMC, India
– Saman Seif, CEO, Sustainable Living Spaces, Tehran, Iran
– Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, India

– Indraneel Ganguli, CEO, ReachIG, India
– Shailendra Goswami, Chairman & Managing Director, Pushkaraj Group, Pune, India
– Suresh Kamle, Project Head, Andhra Pradesh Emergency Response Service(APRES)

DAY 2- 31 AUGUST 2019

10.00 AM – 11.30 AM
Experience and Shape the Women’s Channel Leadership of the future
An organisation becomes fit for the future through its richness of ideas, approaches and perspectives. More and more women are taking up positions of responsibility on executive and supervisory boards across the world, thereby entering top management. The growing dynamics of this trend cannot be ignored. And one thing is clear: wherever this happens, old patterns of thought are being disbanded. We profit from this increased variety of thoughts, perspectives and solutions. The participants will work out their road map for shaping the future: What are the issues which we as business leaders have to change fundamentally in order to create a world that future generations want to live in? With this plenary we will set the scene and provide the backbone for mankind which shall unite the women for an open debate on the future.

– Ratna Prabha(IAS) Retd, Former Chief Secretary of AP and Karnataka
Juliane Frommter, Independent Start Up and Ecosystem consultant.
Megan Jing Li, Managing Director, Shanghai iMega Industry Co., China
– Dr. Ayla Aldjufrie, Founder and Chairperson, WWLC, Indonesia
– Sylvia Smetana, Co-Founder, Divershefy, USA
– Sumita Ganguli, CEO, REACHPEOPLE, India
Lekha Sishta, Vice President- People Success, Altruista Health, India

– Shalini Haranahalli, Former Miss India California USA

11.30 AM- 12.00 PM

WWLC- World Women Leading Change-Indonesia
Launch of the WWLC India Chapter by Dr. Ayla Aldjufrie/ Amanda Atan for the Appointment of Indian WWLC Charter Heads.

12.00 PM- 1.30 PM
Challenges and Trends in Higher Education and Social Media
The past ten years have brought significant growth in access to Web technology and in the educational possibilities of social media. These changes challenge previous conceptualizations of education and the classroom, and pose practical questions for learners, teachers, and administrators. Today, the unique capabilities of social media are influencing learning and teaching in ways previously unseen. Social media is transforming sectors outside education by changing patterns in personal, commercial, and cultural interaction? The powerful session will examine educational institutions, access and participation, cultural reproduction, international accreditation, intellectual property, new business models, and technical architectures for digital education. Is there a mismatch between the conventional education and the reality of social media?

– Deepta Sateesh, Director, DEL Laboratory, Srishti School of Design, India
– Sofiya Sujad,Doctor, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker,  India

Dr.Ajai Gangoli, Director Medical Services, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd, India
Amanda Atan, CEO, Vibes Global, Singapore
Sonia Khan, Managing Director, Indian National Youth Orchestra, India
Dr. R. Vijaya Saraswati, Pro Vice-Chancellor, St.Mother Theresa University, Australia
Shubhra Vandit, International Film Maker, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Jayanta Chakravorty, Speaker, Growth Strategist and Author , India
Rahul Jain, Managing Director, InnoServ Group of Companies, India

1.30 PM
Vote of Thanks
Lars Minth, CEO & Founder, Quantusec, Switzerland

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