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Category:High Technology
Mint and MIT Technology Review Brought Together EmTech India and Innovators Under 35 - India Edition

Mint and MIT Technology Review Brought Together EmTech India and Innovators Under 35 - India Edition

NEW DELHI, March 22, 2016/PRNewswire/ -

On March 18 and 19, 2016,  Mint and MIT Technology Review brought together EmTech India - an iconic platform where technology, business, and culture converged. It brought together business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change makers who are passionate about addressing major global issues by turning ideas into solutions. Mint celebrates this spirit of new age leaders who are redefining the rules of the game in a big way - and are proud to collaborate with MIT Technology Review to launch this platform in India.

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This platform showcased emerging technologies that have the greatest potential to change our lives and also provide an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world.

The conference began with an opening address by Jason Pontin, Editor-in-chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review and R. Sukumar, Editor, Mint. This was followed by a special address by R.S. Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

V. Vaidyanathan, Chairman, Capital First Group while talking about how digital is revolutionising the financial sector, said, "A decade ago the country head of a bank used to fly down to inaugurate a new ATM, but now technology is not seen as something dramatic, it is a part of everyone's life and while looking ahead at the next 5-7 years, the amount of changes and disruption that this word 'Technology' is going to bring, I feel has not yet dawned on people."

John T. Chambers, Executive Chairman, CISCO Systems Inc. and Chairman of the U.S. India Business Council, gave a keynote address on Digitization and the Indian Economy; he highlighted that, "The transition on digitization is the biggest thing happening in India and that the process is revolutionary but brutal." He also added that, "If everything goes right, I think (in 5 years), India would be the fastest growing major economy in the world, a startup nation."

Rahul Munjal, Founder and MD, Hero Future Energies threw light on the Future of Clean Energy, he said, "Everything that has been discussed here today needs energy. If India needs to progress, India needs a lot of energy. The reality is that not as a country or the world can we afford to burn anymore coal, be it for innovation or anything else as there will be no world left then. So in India's case also, we need a lot of energy but it has to be clean energy."

Jack Hidary, Founder and Chairman, Samba Energy and Senior Adviser at Google X Labs, joined on live video chat to deliver the keynote address on how India can become a moon-shot nation.

Some of the other sessions included sessions around drones, 3D printing, Robotics, having eyes on the Moon, how to develop successful mobile apps.

The conference ended with a ceremony to honor the 10 winners of the; 'Innovators under 35 - India edition'. Organized by MIT Technology Review since 1999, the prestigious Innovators under 35 global competition has honoured some of the world's most brilliant minds such as Mark Zuckerberg, JB Straubel, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. This year, Mint and MIT Technology Review, came together to bring this iconic opportunity to the best innovators in India.

Winners: Jury:
Arijit Biswas, Research Scientist, Akanksha Hazari, Founder and CEO,
Xerox Research Center, India m.Paani
Nidhi Agrawal, Manager, R&D, Pluss Amit Phadnis, President Engineering &
Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd India Site Leader, Cisco Systems
Piyush Agrawal, Founder and CEO,
superprofs.com Arvind Tiwary, Founder, SangEnnovate
Richa Bajpai, Co-Founder and Brian Bergstein, Executive Editor,
Director, NextGen MIT Technology Review
Roopam Sharma, Researcher at Manav
Rachna Innovation and Incubation
Centre, R&D centre of Manav Rachna Deepti Doshi, Strategic Partnerships,
Educational Institutions Internet.org, Facebook Inc
Gaurav Sharma, Director - Social
Shivani Gupta, Research Scholar, BITS Solutions, Smarter Workforce &
Pilani, Hyderabad Campus Internet of Things, IBM Analytics
Umesh Sachdev, Co-founder and CEO,
Uniphore Software Systems Pvt Ltd Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner KPMG
Vignesh Subrahmaniam, Lead scientist,
GE Global Research Prof Kannan M Moudgalya, IIT Bombay
R Sukumar, Editor,Mint
Raghav Narsalay, MD, Accenture
Institute for High Performance
Rajesh Janey, President - EMC India
and SAARC operations
Ravi Narayan, MD, Microsoft Ventures
Rahul Tongia, Fellow, Energy and
Environment, Brookings India
Satish N Jadhav, Director-IOT-
Embedded Sales Group, IntelSouth Asia
Dr. Jay Warrior, CEO/Mobiatrics LLC

Website: http://emtech.livemint.com/

About HT Media Limited: 

HT Media is one of the largest media houses in India, with leading brands in print, radio, education and digital space. On the Digital front it has incubated and scaled up Shine.com, HTCampus.com, Desimartini.com and Digital Quotient.

HT Media is an active investor in the digital space. It has recently invested in Round One, a referral-based recruitment platform and acquired Webitude, a social media marketing platform. HT Media has also invested in early stage Digital & Media funds - Blume Ventures (Leading Internet start-up fund in India) and Tandem Capital (Mobile start-up fund based in Silicon Valley).

Media Contact:
Brinda Kumar
Manager, Corporate Communications
HT Media Ltd.


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