EduVision 2018

EduVision 2018

EduVision 2018 aims to bring together the entire education ecosystem by providing a common platform for the Government, academia, industry and the civil society to deliberate and build on the great work being undertaken in the sector by leveraging technology to transform the outcome of Education.



Date : 28th Nov 2018 | Venue : The Grand Vasant Kunj New Delhi

09:30 – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Inaugural Session
Welcome Address Mr. Nitin Kunkolienker
President, MAIT & Director & Board Member, Synegra EMS Ltd.
Launch of EduVision Report
Setting context for the day & Key findings of EduVision 2018 Mr. Krishnakumar P
Vice President, MAIT & Sr.VP & GM – CSB, Dell International Services
Address by Chief Guest Ms. Rina Ray
Secretary - SEL, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
Closing remarks Mr. Harish Krishnan
Vice President, MAIT & Managing Director - Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, Cisco Systems India
10:50 – 11:30 AM Panel 1: Changing world, changing education needs.
Are we focusing enough on our teachers?

Education is evolving rapidly: equipping students by upgrading pedagogy is not the only challenge. It is of utmost importance that there is focus on teachers' training. A key challenge India is facing with respect to teacher training is ongoing skilling and training programs where they can train to impart the changing education needs. The panel will discuss on the shortcomings of the present policies and how it can be modified to adapt to the shift in education needs.
  1. Dr. Amarendra Behera, Jt. Director-CIET, NCERT
  2. Dr. Anjlee Prakash, Chairperson, Learning Links Foundation
  3. Ms. Divya Bhatia, Principal, Amity International School
  4. Dr. Babli Moitra Saraf, Principal, Indraprastha College for Women
  5. Mr. Pankaj Harjai, Director–Tablets Business, Lenovo India
Moderated by:
Mr. Ashutosh Chadha
Group Director-Government Affairs and Public Policy, Microsoft Corporation India
11:30 – 12:15 PM Panel 2: Why is Monitoring & Evaluation critical, but often ignored?
What next?

A vital tool to ascertain success of various initiatives, both inside and outside of the classroom, is robust monitoring and evaluation. Many schools lack sufficient data on the academic progress of its educators, and limited visibility into ways for teachers to improve classroom interactions. The panel will discuss on how such a system can adopt an outcome oriented/ monitoring system, despite the evident limitations that have halted progress on this front so far.
  1. Mr. Nitin Kunkolienker, Chairman, Vidya Vikas Academy, South Goa
  2. Dr. Piyush Gupta, E-Gov. Advisory Consultant
  3. Dr. B. Shadrach, Asia Coordinator, World Wide Web Foundation
Moderated by : Ms. Anubhuti Kaul Bhrany, Head-Govt. Relations, HP India
12:15 – 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 PM Panel 3: What will it take to leapfrog India into a Knowledge Economy?
How will we become a Knowledge Economy?

In order to address the country’s most pressing development challenges, India needs to move from just consuming knowledge to creating knowledge. India has the advantage of its youthful population complemented by growing investments in the ICT industry. The panel shall deliberate on how to create a conducive knowledge ecosystem that leverages ICT to spur innovation and research in education to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for growth.
  1. Mr. R. Ramanan, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog
  2. Prof. P.Vigneswara, Associate Professor, IIT-Delhi
  3. Mr. Kishore Balaji, Director–Govt. Affairs & Public Policy, Intel India
  4. Dr. Suman Sharma, Principal, LSR College
Moderated by: Mr. Amitabh Nag, Country Manager-Public Sector, HP India
2:00 – 2:45 PM How ICT ready we are? How can we help the sector rise?
How relevant is the startup movement in this debate?

India ranks 91 on the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016, a key component of the World Economic Forum’s The Global Information Technology Report 2016 which examines role of ICT in driving innovation. The panel will discuss what is the actual progress on technology adoption at K-12 level, and what role can the budding startup ecosystem play in this. Considering that the government is focusing heavily on startups, how can this help make that shift and the role of evolving education.
  1. Ms. Garima Babbar, Head Programs – Education & Skill Dev., Adobe
  2. Mr. Aurobindo Saxena, Vice President, Technopak Advisors
  3. Mr. Subho Ray, President, IAMAI
  4. Mr. Viplav Baxi, Director-Digital Transformation, Oxford University Press
Moderated by : Mr. Girish Prabhu, Founder & CEO, GurujiWorld Technologies
2:45 – 2:55 PM Summing up: Mr Krishnakumar P, Vice President, MAIT & Sr.VP & GM – CSB, Dell International Services