Program

 

Date & Location Time Topic
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Nelson Mandela Auditorium

FedEx Global Education Center

5:30-6:45 p.m. Krasno Distinguished Lecture Series

Welcome

Klaus Larres, Ph.D.

Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor

Introduction

Elaine Marshall

North Carolina Secretary of State

Keynote Address

His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Ambassador of India to the United States

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Carolina Inn

8:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome

Anusha Chari, Ph.D.

Director, Modern Indian Studies Initiative, and professor, Department of Economics and Kenan-Flagler Business School

8:40-8:50 a.m. Introduction

Robert Blouin, Pharm.D.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UNC-Chapel Hill

8:50-9:30 a.m. Keynote

Solving the Grand Challenges of Humanity Through Technology and How India Will Lead the Way

Vivek Wadhwa

Distinguished Fellow, Technological Entrepreneur, and Author

9:30-10:00 a.m. Q&A
10:00-11:00 a.m. Business/Technology Panel

UNC Moderator: Greg Brown, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Krishnan Dharmarajan

Executive Director, Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion

Deverre Lierman

Vice President, delivery head, U.S. Southeast Region and Raleigh Innovation Hub, Infosys

Kapil Sharma

Vice President for Government & Public Affairs North America, Wipro LLC

Amit Singh

President & CEO, Spectraforce Technologies

11:00-11:15 a.m. Q&A
11:15-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Public Health/Technology Panel

UNC Moderator: Peggy Bentley, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Global Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Associate Director, Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Thulasiraj Ravilla

Executive Director, Aravind Eye Care System (AECS)

Doris J. Rouse, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Health Technologies, RTI International

12:30-12:45 p.m. Q&A
12:45-2:00 p.m. Luncheon
2:15-3:15 p.m. Trade & Economy/Technology Panel

UNC Moderator: Anusha Chari, Ph.D.

Director, Modern Indian Studies Initiative, and professor, Department of Economics and Kenan-Flagler Business School

Pravin Krishna, Ph.D.

Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business, School of Advanced International Studies and the Department of Economics, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Debdas Sen

CEO, TCG Digital

Himanshu H. Shah

Founder, President, CIO of Shah Capital

3:15-3:30 p.m. Q&A