Thursday, July 05, 2018

CII India Innovation Summit 2018



India is at the cusp of an Artificial Intelligence revolution which is going to disrupt all our lives and businesses, said Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures, at the announcement of the 14th CII-India Innovation Summit. To be held on July 12 and 13 at The LaLit Ashok, the theme of the summit is “India.AI – Driving the future for the world”.

Speaking at the press conference held at The Taj West End, Gopalakrishnan, who also serves as the Chairman of the CII-India Innovation Summit, said that Bengaluru is the best place for a summit such as this. “Bengaluru is an innovation hub, it has the largest number of professionals in India who use AI. This makes it the perfect place to discuss and debate AI and how it will change every aspect of our lives”, he said.

Focussing on AI and its impact and implementation across industries, the two-day summit will have a unique mix of corporate leaders, government representatives, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders, discussing the effect of AI and its implementation in our daily lives.
(From Left) Debarati Sen, MD, 3M, Sandeep Maini, Chairman, Maini Group, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures, I Vijayakumar, Former CTO, Wipro & Aman Choudhari, MD, Surin Automotive Pvt Ltd
“The application of AI in governance shall be a gamechanger,” said Sandeep Maini, Chairman, Maini Group. “Ai provides valuable insights and has opened the arena for better governance, as the service agencies and call centers shall be able to serve citizens 24x7 without delay. This shall open the possibility of having better governance across the security systems and service agencies in our country”, he said.

I Vijayakumar, a veteran in emerging technologies, introduced the schedule of the summit. Apart from speaker sessions and exhibitions, the summit includes workshops on Neural Networks and Design Thinking and competitions for innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Debarati Sen, MD, 3M introduced the CII-3M Student Challenge, which aims to identify and encourage young people to create new solutions for a sustainable India. CII-Pitch Perfect, a competition where aspirating entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of investors, will be happening alongside. The winning pitches will be mentored by the panel, and also receive funding assistance.
For more details, please see: www.innovationsummit.co/conference/