Indiaspora Leadership Forum 2018

September 7 - 9 Dolce Hayes Mansion

This year’s Leadership Forum will bring together Indian American leaders from various backgrounds and professions, including business, finance, technology, law, healthcare, public policy and the arts, to participate on issues that impact our Indian American community. About 150 of Indiaspora’s members and prominent friends will engage in powerful networking, enjoyable camaraderie and intellectually stimulating discussions on a variety of topics, ranging from philanthropy, politics and US-India relations to health, education and the arts. To see a list of our Board and members, please visit here.

List of Registered Attendees

1 Meenakshi Abbi, Senior Manager, Sponsored Projects Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
2 Vijay C Advani, CEO, Nuveen, A TIAA Company
3 Deepak Ahuja, CFO, Tesla
4 Anita Anantharam, Professor & CEO University of Florida/ LeaderLync
5 Balan Ayyar, CEO, percipient.ai
6 Nitin Bajaj, Founder, co-Host, The INDUStry Show
7 Pat Basu, Senior VP at Optum UnitedHealth Group
8 Ridhika Batra, Director FICCI
9 Kamakshi Bhargava, Indiaspora Fellow
10 Shikha Bhatnagar, Executive Director South Asian Network
11 Raoul Bhavnani, Founder, Board President, The India Center Foundation
12 Rhonda Binda, Co-Founder, Venture Smarter
13 Rahul Brahmbhatt, Senior Advisor, Teach For India
14 Sunil Budhrani, Chief Medical Officer Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Innovation Health
15 Sumir Chadha, Co-founder and Managing Director, WestBridge Capital Partners
16 Jay Challa, CEO, AceInfo Solutions
17 Udi Chattopadhyay, COO, Four Rivers
18 Dinesh Chawla, CEO, Chawla Hotels Chawla Hotels, Inc
19 Ajay Chhibber, Chief Economic Advisor, FICCI
20 Sonali Chitre, President & CEO, Priyamvada Sustainability Consulting LLC
21 Mallika Chopra, Founder and CEO, President Intent.com
22 Navneet Chugh, Managing Partner and Founder, The Chugh Firm
23 Alex Counts, Senior Philanthropy Adviser, Indiaspora
24 Kaylan Das, Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP
25 Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates
26 Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
27 Joe Dougherty, Regional Director, Dalberg Advisors
28 Shefali Razdan Duggal, Democratic Political Activist, Democratic Party
29 Moncho Ferrer, Program Director, Rural Development Trust
30 Sana Gabula, Chief Operating Officer, BrightBytes Inc.
31 Shaloo Garg, Director, Oracle
32 Gary Gauba, Chief Enterprise Relationship Officer and President, CenturyLink
33 Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra and Mahindra
34 Raj Gilda, Co-founder, Lend A Hand India
35 Vijay Goradia, Chairman Goradia Capital
36 Rajeev Goyle, Co-CEO, Bodhala, Inc.
37 Amita Gupta, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
38 Naren Gupta, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners
39 Minoo Gupta, President Foundation For Excellence
40 Vinny Gupta, CEO, InNow LLC
41 S. K. Gupta, Co-Founder & Managing, Director Asian Corporate Directors
42 Raj Gupta, Chairman, Delphi Automotive
43 Priya Huskins, SVP, Woodruff Sawyer
44 Sridar Iyengar, Co-founder, The Sounding Board
45 Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware, Inc.
46 Sudhir Jain, Professor of Civil Engineering, and Director at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
47 Medha Jaishankar, Creative Director, JetSynthesys
48 Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commissioner-Elect
49 Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director, Indiaspora
50 Thomas Kailath, Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Emeritus Stanford University
51 Ash Kalra, Assemblymember, California State Assembly
52 Bala Kamallakharan, Founder, Dattaca Labs
53 Suresh Katta, Founder and CEO, Saama Technologies
54 Ricky Kej, Grammy-award winning music composer
55 Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group
56 Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego
57 Angelina Klouthis, Executive Director, VFF USA
58 Anjini Kochar, India Program Director, Stanford University
59 Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
60 Lata Krishnan, CFO, SCP Management
61 Sri Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for Congress TX-22, Kulkarni for Congress
62 Shail Kumar, Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0
63 Rishi Kumar, Saratoga City Councilmember / Vice President, Solix Technologies
64 Shohini Kundu, Doctoral student, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
65 Shinjini Kundu, Medical Researcher and Resident Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
66 Shyam Lal, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
67 Dinesh Lathi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tailored Brands
68 Manjula Luthria, Migration Economist, The World Bank
69 Ajay Mago, Partner, Culhane Meadows Haughian & Walsh PLLC
70 Ranjan Manoranjan, Principal PRIME AE
71 Ashish Mathur, Cofounder & Executive Director, South Asian Heart Center, El Camino Hospital
72 Rakesh Mathur, Co-founder and CEO, Whiterabbit.ai
73 Dipti Mathur, Co-founder and Managing Director, Skyblaze Ventures
74 Manu Meel, CEO, BridgeUSA
75 Dennis Mehta, Managing Partner, Bucks Ventures
76 Shefali Mehta CEO | Executive Director Open Rivers | Ceres Wave | Soil Health Partnership
77 Raghuveer Mendu, Founder & General Partner, Ventureast Capital
78 Geetha Murali, CEO, Room to Read
79 Sameena Mustafa, Principal, Spiral Dot
80 Seema Nanda, CEO, Democratic National Committee
81 Shekar Narasimhan, Managing Partner, Beekman Advisors
82 Swati Narayan, Director, US Educate Girls
83 Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor, Departments of Astronomy & Physics, Director Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, Yale University
84 Rajan Natarajan, Chairman/CEO, Global Alliant Inc.
85 Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and CEO, JetSynthesys
86 Shirish Nimgaonkar, Managing Director, Alantra
87 Emilie Ninan, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
88 Nishant Pandey, CEO, American India Foundation (AIF)
89 Vaibhav Parikh, Nishith Desai Associates
90 Mihir Parikh, Strategic Thought Leader, Nishith Desai Associates
91 Laxmi Parthasarathy, Director, Global Media Partnerships, Ashoka
92 Tarun Patel, Managing Principal, Pacific Hospitality Company
93 Jaimin Patel, Vice President, Hrec. Inc
94 Rina Patel, Staff Assistant, United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security
95 Salil Pitroda, Partner, Trinity Lane Capital
96 Vasant Prabhu, EVP-CFO, Visa
97 Deepa Prahalad, Author/ Consultant, Anuvaa LLC
98 Gautam Raghavan, Executive Director, Impact Project & Fund
99 Vineet Rai, Managing Partner and CEO, Aavishkaar Venture Management Servcies Pvt Ltd
100 Deepak Raj, Founder and Managing Director, Raj Associates
101 Anand Rajaraman, Founding partner, Milliways Ventures
102 Kesha Ram, Former State Legislator, Harvard Kennedy School
103 Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor, Center for Social Innovation, UC Riverside
104 Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, Krea University
105 Sunny Ramchandani, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Aetna
106 Kash Rangan, Enterprise Software Analyst, Merryl lynch
107 Raghu Rao, President, Vistage Princeton
108 Preetha Reddy, Vice- Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
109 Richard Rossow, Senior Advisor, Wadhwani Chair, CSIS
110 Nalini Saligram, Founder & CEO, Arogya World
111 Sundeep Sandhu, President, South Asian Bar Association of North America
112 Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer, San Jose Mayor’s Office
113 Manu Shah, CEO and founder, MS International, Inc
114 Simmi Sharma, Policy and Communications Intern, Indiaspora
115 Jai Shekhawat, founder, SAP Fieldglass
116 Amita Shukla, Founder & CEO Vitamita
117 Venk Shukla, General Partner Monta Vista Capital
118 Atul Singh, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Fair Observer
119 Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power
120 Vaishali Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power Ltd
121 Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology Council on Foreign Relations
122 Ravi Sreedharan, Founder and Director, Indian School of Development Management
123 KR Sridhar, CEO, Bloom Energy
124 Vauhini Telikapalli, Freelance Management Consultant Veva Services
125 Anshul Tewari, Founder, Youth Ki Awaaz
126 Vamsee Tirukkala, Co-founder Zinnov
127 Swetha Totapally, Associate Partner, Dalberg Global Developments Advisors
128 Sridhar Tummala, Founder and CEO, Apervi Inc.
129 Sheel Tyle, CEO, Amplo
130 Roopa Unnikrishnan, Head of strategy, Harman
131 Ferose V.R., SVP and Head of Globalization Services at SAP, human rights activist
132 Anurag Varma, Vice President, Global Government Affairs Infosys Limited
133 Richard Verma, Vice Chairman, The Asia Group, former US Ambassador to India
134 Vivek Viswanathan, Candidate (former) California State Treasurer
135 Murali Vullaganti, CEO, PeopleShores PBC
136 Romesh Wadhwani, Founder Donor, Wadhwani Foundation

Indiaspora Leadership Forum 2018

Thinkers, Doers, Givers

Tentative Agenda

Friday, September 7

12:30 pm                           Registration and Lunch

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm          Roundtables Session 1

Indian American Women as Change makers

Impact of Millennials

3:45 pm                             Coffee Break

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm          Roundtables Session 2

Can Indian Americans change the Political landscape in America?

Implications of Indian American Giving

6:30 pm         Welcome Cocktail Reception

8 pm              Networking Dinner

 

Saturday, September 8

7 am                                Yoga

8 am                                Breakfast

9 am                                Morning Plenary Session: What’s Next for the Indian Diaspora?

Opening Remarks and Thoughts from Indiaspora’s Board of Directors

Founders Circle panel: Thoughts on the Future Direction of Indiaspora

  • Sumir Chadha, WestBridge Capital (confirmed)
  • Bharat Desai, Syntel
  • Asha Jadeja, Motwani Jadeja Foundation
  • Anand Rajaraman, rocketship.vc (confirmed)
  • Sunil Wadhwani, WISH Foundation

Brief Remarks from Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Keynote: Seema Nanda, CEO, Democratic National Committee

Keynote: Preetha Reddy, Vice chairperson, Apollo Hospitals

10:30 am   Coffee Break

11 am         Breakout sessions

Meet the Candidates

The Changing Face of Higher Education: US and India

Building Indian Americans’ Soft Power through Art

Indians and the “Green” Revolution

Story and Struggles of Indian American Entrepreneurs

12:30 pm  Lunch

2 pm           Afternoon Plenary Session: Philanthropy

Indiaspora-Dalberg Community Engagement Survey, Swetha Totapally, Dalberg

Keynote: Romesh Wadhwani, The Giving Pledge

VR Ferose, Senior VP, Head of Globalization Services, SAP, human rights activist

Malvika Iyer, Bomb blast survivor, social worker, international motivational speaker

Sridar Iyengar: Experiencing India for the 2nd Generation

Lata Krishnan, Founder, American India Foundation (AIF)

Geetha Murali, CEO, Room to Read

3:30 pm      Coffee Break

3:45 pm      Breakout sessions

Social Impact Investing

Immigration

Entering the Corporate Boardroom

Indian American Health and Wellness

The Robots Just Delivered Your Pink Slip: The Future of Work and Trends in Tech

5:15 pm              Social Activities

6:30 pm             Cocktail Reception

8 pm                    Dinner and entertainment

Shirish Nimgaonkar, vocalist

A short drama by EnActe Arts Production

 

Sunday, September 9

7:00 am          Sunrise with Sree: Walk and Instagram

7:45 am          Breakfast

8:45 am         Morning Plenary Session: Taking US-India Relations to the Next Level

Keynote: Former US Ambassador to India Rich Verma, The Asia Group

US-India Relations: A Panel Discussion with the Think Tank Experts

  • Rick Rossow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Sadanand Dhume, American Enterprise Institute
  • Vikram Singh, Center for American Progress
  • Tanvi Madan, The Brookings Institution

Global Connect: Connecting 3 Million Indian Americans to 30 Million Diaspora

  • PK Gulati, Dubai
  • Vauhini Telikapalli, Switzerland
  • Kasi Rao, Canada

Moncho Ferrer, President of the Board, Vicente Ferrer Foundation (VFF)

10:15 am                         Coffee break

10:30 am                        Breakout sessions

How to position yourself for a CXO role

  • Roopa Unnikrishnan, Head of Strategy, Harman (moderator)
  • Deepak Ahuja, CFO, Tesla
  • Bask Iyer, CIO, Dell
  • Vasant Prabhu, CFO, Visa

Investing in India: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Sumir Chadha, Co-founder, Managing Director, WestBridge Capital
  • Naren Gupta, Co-founder, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners
  • Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
  • Raghu Mendu, Co-founder and General Partner, Ventureast

The Intersection of Health and Innovation

  • Amita Gupta, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins (JH) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine
  • Sunil Budhrani, Chief Medical Officer / Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Innovation Health, Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Shinjini Kundu, MIT Technology Review’s 35 innovators under 35, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and winner of the Carnegie Science Award

12 pm                             Lunch

1 pm                                Leadership Forum concludes

1:30 pm                         Shuttle buses depart for San Jose and San Francisco International Airports