Healthcare among 4 focus areas at global summit
Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017), which is taking off on November 28 here, will focus on four industry verticals -- Healthcare and life sciences, digital economy and financial technology, energy and infrastructure, and media and entertainment. Experts and captains of the industry from respective segments will share their experience at the GES.
Hyderabad: Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017), which is taking off on November 28 here, will focus on four industry verticals -- Healthcare and life sciences, digital economy and financial technology, energy and infrastructure, and media and entertainment. Experts and captains of the industry from respective segments will share their experience at the GES.
Innovations developed by entrepreneurs have transformed the world’s economies by creating jobs, increasing productivity, and improving the quality of life for people everywhere. As GES convenes entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters together for the three-day summit comprising panel discussions, high-impact networking, mentoring and investment matchmaking, the 2017 Summit in Hyderabad will focus on the chosen four innovative, high-growth industry verticals.
Healthcare and Life Sciences
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), advances in data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) have created unprecedented growth opportunities in the healthcare and life sciences segment. Entrepreneurs are innovating smart healthcare solutions that are extending lives, improving quality of life, and enhancing the speed of diagnosis and care for people around the world.
GES programming specific to healthcare and life sciences will include sessions on investing in healthcare startups, keeping and nurturing women in STEM, low-cost innovations revolutionizing healthcare, connecting science and entrepreneurship, how AI will shape tomorrow, and reimagining the future of health.
Digital economy and financial technology
Entrepreneurship and innovation have advanced consumer access to banking services, reduced fraud, lowered transaction costs, and grown economies. Experts predict that more than six billion people around the world will own smartphones by 2020. The digital economy needs innovative financial technology to expand and thrive with the growing global user base, as well as to create new ways to conduct business and collaborate in reshaped workplaces.
GES programming specific to the digital economy and financial technology will include sessions on game changers in payment platforms, financial technology disruptors, the future of manufacturing, and technologies for a cashless society.
Energy & infrastructure
Across the globe, urban and rural communities seek to modernize infrastructure to maximize efficiency, minimize waste, and increase access to goods and services. Opportunities abound for entrepreneurs to leverage emerging technologies to build smarter cities and connect communities across the world.
GES programming specific to energy and infrastructure will include sessions on modernizing mobility infrastructure, managing water as a scarce resource, getting on the energy grid, cities of tomorrow, and innovative technologies to recycle waste.
Media & entertainment
Entrepreneurs are transforming the media, arts, and entertainment landscape. Digital media platforms are providing new ways for people to learn and seek information, express ideas and engage with the world.
This modern transformation of the media landscape creates new jobs, markets, and revenue streams that did not exist a decade ago. GES programming specific to media and entertainment will include sessions on the path to moviemaking, creative entrepreneurship, and advancing women’s opportunities in the media industry.
Programme at 8th edition of GES in Hyderabad
Main agenda for three days of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) being held in Hyderabad from today. In addition, there will also be a number of breakout sessions, master classes, workshops, etc.
Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 pm
- Be the Change: Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Remarks by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
- Remarks by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao
- Remarks by Advisor to the President of the United States Ivanka Trump
- Remarks will be followed by a panel session on opening up opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their countries and communities.
- Moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco
- Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States
- Sibongile Sambo, Managing Director, SRS Aviation and SRS Petroleum
- Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Defence, Government of India
- Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
Wednesday, November 29, 9:00 am.
- We Can Do It! Innovations in Workforce Development and Skills Training
- A discussion on increasing women’s participation in the workforce through access to skills training, education, and mentorship. Innovators in workforce development and training will discuss what works and what more can be done to open doors for women in the workplace.
- Moderated by KT Rama Rao, Telangana IT & Industry Minister
- Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, CBE, QC
- Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank, Limited
- Karen Quintos, Chief Customer Officer, Dell EMC
- Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States
Thursday, November 30, 3:45 pm
- When Women Win, We All Win: Promoting Inclusive Environments for Women Entrepreneurs
- The closing session of GES will bring together key influencers that support, promote, and fund women entrepreneurs. Panelists will share efforts to advance women in leadership positions and ensure that women have ‘seats at the table,’ while breaking down the barriers that disproportionately affect women’s ability to start and grow businesses.
- Moderated by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
- Kristina Perkin Davison, Co-Founder and Managing Director, iEurope Capital LLC
- Dipali Goenka, CEO and Joint Managing Director, Welspun India
- Mark Green, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
- Lerato Motsamai, Founder and CEO, PETROLINK
- Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, TeamLease
- These plenary participants will join dozens of other session speakers and experts and an outstanding group of 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of entrepreneurship from more than 150 countries and territories across the world.
In addition to entrepreneurs traveling from across the globe to share their incredible stories and innovative projects, several US government officials will also participate in GES, including:
- Mark Green, Administrator, US Agency for International Development
- Ray Washburne, CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
- Jovita Carranza, Treasurer of the United States
- Neomi Rao, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
- Patricia Green, Director of the Women’s Bureau, Department of Labour