Curtain Raiser Functions

As a curtain raiser for the forthcoming Indo-Global Summit & Expo 2017, a CEO Networking Dinner was held at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road, Khairatabad, Hyderabad on Friday, April 21, 2017. Another curtain raiser with a CEO Networking Dinner was held at the India International Centre, Max Mueller Road, New Delhi on May 4, 2017. Both of the curtain raiser functions had large gatherings of distinguished CEOs of education, business, industry, NGO and government sectors. There were audio-visual presentations about the Summit & Expo 2017 followed by brief presentations by eminent experts about the importance and relevance of education, skills, start-ups and entrepreneurship as the fulcrums to India's development and economic augmentation. The curtain raiser functions enabled informal exchange of plans and ideas between CEOs of various sectors including the government. CEOs had the opportunity to interact with eminent experts, apart from other top level CEOs. A few sound bites of the experts at these curtain raiser functions are given below.

Shri. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd)
Former Secretary, Government of India
Former Chief Information Commissioner, AP
Chairman, The Indus Foundation

Shri Rajesh Agrawal, IAS
Joint Secretary & CVO
Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship,New Delhi

Shri Rajesh Agrawal, IAS
Joint Secretary & CVO
Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship,New Delhi

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology
Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi

Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal
Vice Chancellor
Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University, Delhi

Mr. Anil Gupta
President - Board Practice & Leadership Consulting, Cornerstone India, New Delhi

Shri. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd)
Former Secretary, Government of India
Former Chief Information Commissioner, AP
Chairman, The Indus Foundation

Mr. J. Harikrishnan
Chief Operating Officer
Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence
Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Sandhya Chintala
Vice President, NASSCOM
Executive Director, IT & ITES Sector Skills Council
New Delhi

Shri Ranjit Madan
Chief Executive Officer
Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, New Delhi

Shri R. Janardhan
Senior Executive Vice President
Dayananda Sagar Institutions
Pro VC, Dayananda Sagar University
Bangalore

Shri S.B.Anumolu
President
The Indus Foundation
Hyderabad

Dr. Ghanta Subba Rao
Secretary to Govt., Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Dept.
Government of Andhra Pradesh

Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS
Principal Secretary
IT, Electronics & Communications Dept.
Government of Telangana
Hyderabad

Dr. Sandhya Chintala
Vice President, NASSCOM
Executive Director, IT & ITES Sector Skills Council
New Delhi

Shri Ranjit Madan
Chief Executive Officer
Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, New Delhi

Shri S.B.Anumolu
President
The Indus Foundation
Hyderabad

Mr. J. Harikrishnan
Chief Operating Officer
Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence
Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Ghanta Subba Rao
Secretary to Govt., Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Dept.
Government of Andhra Pradesh

Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS
Principal Secretary
IT, Electronics & Communications Dept.
Government of Telangana
Hyderabad

Dr. S. Selvarajan
Chief Scientist & DSIR PRISM Coordinator
CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories
Bangalore

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