6th AFI ANNUAL FORUM

Technology For Transformation
Embracing the Future for Mega Impact

January 24-25, 2017 : India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

ABOUT THE FORUM

Action For India’s flagship vehicle to support social entrepreneurs is the AFI Annual Forum, an exclusive invite-only event that brings together 100 leading social innovators along with 100 “influencers” drawn from the realms of impact investment, philanthropy, civil services, technology experts and public policy. Having hosted five earlier editions of the Annual Forum, we are gearing up to host the 6th edition on January, 24th & 25th, 2017 at the Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. As enabling technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things (IoT), big data and analytics unfold and make significant social impact, we have chosen Technology for Transformation: Embracing the Future for Mega Impact as the theme for this year’s forum.

AFI FORUM 2017: POST- EVENT UPDATE

At the 6th AFI Annual Forum, we were fortunate to have a powerful cohort of young social entrepreneurs, an eclectic cohort of “influencers” drawn from various domains and a stellar line-up of keynote speakers and panelists. Living up to the theme of “Technology For Transformation”, this year’s Forum revolved around the role of technology in scaling social impact and multiple stakeholders were brought to the fore to present their perspectives and ideas. To know more about what happened at the Forum, here is a quick link to the post-event update.

Who's Speaking?

Confirmed / Invited

HON. MINISTER SURESH PRABHU

HON. MINISTER SURESH PRABHU

Minister of Railways, India

AMITABH KANT

AMITABH KANT

CEO, NITI Aayog

R CHANDRASHEKHAR

R CHANDRASHEKHAR

President, NASSCOM

PROF. RAJEEV GOWDA

PROF. RAJEEV GOWDA

Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha

ANSHU GUPTA

ANSHU GUPTA

Founder, Goonj..

PROF. RAMESH RASKAR

PROF. RAMESH RASKAR

Head, Camera Culture Group (MIT Media Lab)

NAGARAJA PRAKASAM

NAGARAJA PRAKASAM

Founder Chairman, Native Angels Network (NAN)

SHIKHA UBEROI

SHIKHA UBEROI

Co-founder, Indi.com

PRADEEP GUPTA

PRADEEP GUPTA

Chairman, CyberMedia

CYNTHIA LANG

CYNTHIA LANG

Advisory Board Member at Stanford Institute for Research in Social Science

NISHITH DESAI

NISHITH DESAI

Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

BAIJAYANT PANDA

BAIJAYANT PANDA

Member of the Lok Sabha

AG KARUNAKARAN

AG KARUNAKARAN

President and CEO of MulticoreWare

AARTI WIG

AARTI WIG

Co-founder at Yunus Social Business India - ‎Asia Society

ANIL SWARUP

ANIL SWARUP

Secretary, School Education and Literacy, MHRD

PAWAN BAKHSHI

PAWAN BAKHSHI

India Lead, Financial Services for the Poor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. MANINDER KAUR DWIVEDI, IAS

Dr. MANINDER KAUR DWIVEDI, IAS

Executive Director of Transport/S&C at Food Corporation of India

SANTHOSH RAMDOSS

SANTHOSH RAMDOSS

Impact Investing and Grantmaking at Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

HARSH SHETTY

HARSH SHETTY

Founder, mLakshmi

MAHESH KANUMURY

MAHESH KANUMURY

Managing Director & Founder, Arivali Partners

AMITAV VIRMANI

AMITAV VIRMANI

Founder CEO, The Education Alliance

KARTHIK CHANDRASEKAR

KARTHIK CHANDRASEKAR

Partner, Sangam Ventures

PREETI SINHA

PREETI SINHA

Senior President & Global Convenor- YES Institute

HEMENDRA MATHUR

HEMENDRA MATHUR

Venture Partners, Bharat Innovation Fund

MEENAKSHI LEKHI

MEENAKSHI LEKHI

Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha

JOSEY PULIYENTHURUTHEL JOHN

JOSEY PULIYENTHURUTHEL JOHN

Former Managing Editor of Business Today

KARPAGAM NARAYANAN

KARPAGAM NARAYANAN

Founder and President of Paloras Corporation

DR. ASHOK MEHTA

DR. ASHOK MEHTA

Medical Director & Consultant Cancer Surgeon

RANJANA KHANNA

RANJANA KHANNA

Director, Impact Investors Council

MAHEISH GIRRI

MAHEISH GIRRI

Member of Parliament

K.C.MISHRA

K.C.MISHRA

‎Social Entrepreneur & Innovator - ‎eKutir

BADAL MALICK

BADAL MALICK

CEO, Catalyst

PRAVEEN HARI

PRAVEEN HARI

Director - Alliances & Partnerships @ Thinkflow Software

LALITESH KATRAGADDA

LALITESH KATRAGADDA

Former Country Head, India Product, Google

V. L. KANTHA RAO

V. L. KANTHA RAO

Principal Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh

ANANTH RAO

ANANTH RAO

Chairman, SkillPro & M.D Focus Ventures

PRIYA NAIK

PRIYA NAIK

Founder and Joint Managing Director at Samhita Social Ventures Pvt Ltd

ROHTASH MAL

ROHTASH MAL

Chairman, Managing Director, Co-Founder, EM3 AgriServices Pvt. Ltd.

SAIPRIYA SARANGAN

SAIPRIYA SARANGAN

Education and Skills - ‎McKinsey & Company

KARTIK DESAI

KARTIK DESAI

Principal - Asha Impact / VSG Capital

HARI NATARAJAN

HARI NATARAJAN

Independent Consultant, Energy Access

DR. SANTANU BHATTACHARYA

DR. SANTANU BHATTACHARYA

SVP of Data Sciences at eCommerce, Delhivery

AMIT JAIN

AMIT JAIN

CEO, WISH Foundation

VIKRAM VUPPALA

VIKRAM VUPPALA

Founder & CEO , NephroPlus

K R JYOTHILAL

K R JYOTHILAL

Secretary, Government of Kerala

HIRANMAY MAHANTA

HIRANMAY MAHANTA

Co-founder, Techpedia.in

SPONSORS

PARTNERS

AFI helped me to connect with important stakeholders in the system, such as Shiv Khemka’s tGelf. Now, my organisation FUEL is working in partnership with them to train 500+ rural schools teachers across India. AFI and Sanjay helped connect me to Sam Pitroda who energized me to scale my initiative and increased the visibility of the problem we are addressing.
KETAN DESHPANDE, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, FUEL
I think AFI is playing an extremely important role in terms of bridging the gap for social enterprises and organizations/individuals supporting them; thereby developing the ecosystem for a better tomorrow. Its focus on getting together a curated list of 100 SEs and 100 people/organizations supporting SEs ensures higher quality interactions, more personalization and better content overall.
SOMBODHI GHOSH, CO- FOUNDER, AAKAR INNOVATIONS
The intellectual density & diversity which Action For India brings together in its Annual Forum by bringing together the best entrepreneurs, veterans, investors, policy makers & influencers is amazing. We gained a lot by the wisdom of mentors- Desh, Sanjay, Naga and were able to cement lasting relationships which are now critical to the success of our organization.
DEVENDRA GUPTA, CO-FOUNDER, ECOZEN SOLUTIONS