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USA Stream

Session highlights:

The time has come for a robust global supply chain and a diversified manufacturing base. India wants global champions to come to its shores and Indian champions want to go global.

This is a golden era of telecom industry in India. 5G will make far reaching changes to India’s digital sector.

A post-Covid world will seek more transparency, accountability and openness. The essence of a digital world must be preserved via stringent data privacy and security.

Surya Kant, President, North America, UK and Europe, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Rajen Vagadia, Vice President and President, Qualcomm India & SAARC
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Government of India
Nikhil Deogun, CEO of the Americas and US Senior Partner, Brunswick Group

Session highlights:

The relationship between India and US is based on shared values and people to people connections.

The strong Indian diaspora in the US along with the large number of Indian professionals working in the tech sector and the 200,000 Indian students who come to study in America form an important bridge between the two nations. However, the potential of this bridge as yet remains untapped.

Changing geopolitics have created an immense opportunity for India and the US to engage and collaborate further on healthcare, energy, defence, space and tech. 5G in particular offers a rich potential for the US and India for collaboration.

Amb Kenneth I. Juster – US Ambassador to the Republic of India
Dr Mukesh Aghi – President and CEO of US India Strategic Partnership Forum
Amb Taranjit Singh Sandhu – Ambassador of India to the United States

Session highlights:

China controls 40-45% of solar PV; but 90-95 per cent of the global supply chain; US and India can collaborate in this sector to commercialise and localise technology that is being developed in the US.

Energy can become the bedrock of the US India bilateral relationship. Indian importers are benefiting from LNG, the record low prices being good for India, simultaneously the US has reaped rich dividends by becoming a large exporter of LNG to India.

The Strategic Energy Partnership between India and the US has expanded energy security and facilitated co-operation between companies and stakeholders in the two countries.

Sujoy Ghosh, Vice President, India and Asia Pacific, First Solar
Robert Fee, Vice President, International Affairs, Cheniere Energy
Nolty Theriot, Senior Vice-President, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum
Mahmoud Jardaneh, Energy Attache, U.S. Department of Energy

US-India defence relation has seen an uptake in last two years. Tacit US support for India during Doklam confrontation. US committed to come to the aid of India. Greater determination on India’s part to carry on with infrastructure development.

India is an important partner to the US and this is now law in the US. Industry makes the relationship real by engaging with its counterparts in a number of ways.

It’s not just about the big Indian companies. US companies should focus on Tier 1 and Tier 2 entities and the MSMEs sector by building from the platform level and providing end-to-end solutions for the customer.

Dr Harinder Sekhon – Strategic and Foreign Policy Consultant at Vivekananda International Foundation 
Dr Joe Felter – William J Perry Fellow, Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation 
Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India
N Raveeswaran – Head of Strategic Business Partnerships, Aerospace and Defence at Mahindra Defence 
William Blair, Vice President and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India Pvt Ltd
Vikram Singh – Senior Advisor, Aerospace and Defence at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum

Every company around the world is exposed to competition, so if you have a value proposition that makes an actual difference there is a lot more enthusiasm where it comes to adopting new tech from the market.

In order to expand into the US market, it’s important for Indian start-ups to:
• Have a dramatically good product
• Be prepared to invest capital quickly to win over customers
• Find a good mentor or ecosystem for support

Indian entrepreneurs need to continue to develop a deep understanding of how things are evolving, the ability to step out of the door and speak to experts and build a community of mentors who will help them navigate the tricky phases.

T Praveen Akkiraju, Board Advisor, Team8
Anil Advani, Managing Partner, Inventus Law
Bipul Sinha, CEO, Rubrik
Umesh Sachdev Founder & CEO, Uniphore

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