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The University of Southampton
Southampton Business School

“Innovation and Public Policy: How India is changing its discourse?” Event

14:00 - 16:00
10 February 2017
Building 54 Room 5027 (level 5A) University of Southampton (Highfiled campus) Southampton, Hampshire SO 17 1BJ

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Event details

Post the general elections in 2014, there are significant visible changes happening in India. The sleepy economic giant has suddenly woken up to the new possibilities of growth and innovation. This talk would feature the experiences of a technocrat who is leading innovation agenda in state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The lecture will be a reflection on his dealing with public servants and breaking the “bureaucratic” glass ceiling. This discussion would be useful for scholars and students who are interested in learning more about India and those interested in how to deal with polity.


Brief Bio: Dr Nikhil Agarwal is currently working as CEO Innovation, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is one of India's leading innovation experts in the public policy domain. In past, he has served as high-level-advisor to United Nations Global Alliance on ICT & Development (UNGAID); board member at World-Entrepreneurship-Forum and Open Mind Foundation respectively. He was the first Asian to be elected as Co-Chair of prestigious Internet Society Advisory Council (ISOC-AC) for 2008-10. His interviews and work has been extensively covered in international media including HBR, Forbes, CNN Money, BBC Radio, and The New York Times. He has travelled extensively around the world and worked with global institutions, corporations and multinationals. He writes his column “Snake Charmer” in Times of India (TOI) and Economic Times (ET). Dr Nikhil Agarwal is alumnus of the University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.



14.00-14.30: Welcome and introductions

14:30-15.30: “Innovation and Public Policy: How India is changing its discourse?”, Dr Nikhil Agarwal

15.30-16.00: Q&A session

NOTE: Registrations will close at 9am GMT on 10th February 2017.



Speaker information

Dr Nikhil Agarwal,Government of Andhra Pradesh, India,Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Society

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