AFI 1st Annual Forum 2012

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Program Schedule

20th January, IIT Delhi, New Delhi

08:30 AMRegistration & Tea
09:30 AMIntroduction & Welcome
Sanjay Kadaveru, President, AFI
09:40 AMKeynote Speech
Sam Pitroda, Hon. Chairman, AFI
10:10 AMYoung Social Innovators (YSIs) Pitch Session
YSIs introduce their organizations followed by Q&A
11:15 AMTea
11:35 AMPanel Discussion: Exemplars of Social Innovation
Theme: Successful Social Innovators share their journey of growth and scaling up
Moderator: Sushmita Ghosh (President Emeritus, Ashoka; Member, AFI’s Advisory Board)

  • Anil Swarup, RSBY
  • C P Das, Akshaya Patra
  • William Bissell, Fabindia
  • Anish Kumar, Pradan


12:25 PMPanel Discussion: Leveraging Technology for Scaling Impact
Theme: Technology resources YSIs should know about
Moderator: Ed Cutrell (Microsoft Research, Technology for Emerging Markets Unit; Member, AFI’s Advisory Board)

  • B V Natesh, Nokia
  • Dilip Modi, S Mobility Limited
  • Srinivas B Garudachar, Intel
  • Anurag Gupta, A Little World


01:15 PMLunch
02:15 PMSector Specific Break-Out Sessions
YSIs split into groups by sector and discuss challenges and opportunities in the sector
03:15 PMCross Sector Break-Out Sessions
YSIs split into mixed groups and discuss challenges and opportunities for scaling up their organizations
04:15 PMTea
04:35 PMPresentations from the Sector Specific Break-Out Sessions
YSIs & Sam Pitroda
05:45 PMAnnouncements of AFI "Growth Prizes" & Next Steps of AFI
Sanjay Kadaveru
05:55 PMKey Learnings
Sam Pitroda
06:25 PMVote of Thanks
Dr. Shiban Ganju, Chairman, AFI
06:30 PMNetworking Reception
07:30 PMClose

AFI SVC Trek will include visits to the following Organizations