8:30am - 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration
9:30am - 9:45am
9:45am - 10:30am
Panel I: Changing landscape of education delivery: What do we see next?
NDA’s Maiden Budget manifesto not failing to touch upon areas concerning elementary schools, business schools, e-learning, skills & training seemed to be a welcome change, but what about the incentives proposed to attract private investments in education? Can the improved sentiments drive ‘invest in education’ agenda? When can we see government granting infrastructure status for the education sector? What are the changing dynamics with regards to affordability, accessibility, delivery and job relevance impacting Indian education industry? What other significant reforms can we see in five years? With mixed sentiments from the private investors, what will be the catalyst driving changes in education delivery in the forth coming years?
Prasad Gadkari - Partner, IDFC Private Equity
Ravi Agarwal - Professor and Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs), O P Jindal Global University
Ryan Pinto - CEO, Ryan International Group of Institutions
Anand Sudarshan - Venture Advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)
10:30am - 11:15am
Panel II: How technology-enabled learning is enhancing student experience across K-12 & higher education spectrum
Getting digitization at the forefront to address various challenges is no new concept to the industry, however the larger question is how long it will take to make its presence felt across India in the primary & secondary education space? Is technology just bringing students online or is it a true solution provider to bridge the online-offline gap in the core education? With the mixing of technology in the core education space, we are noticing number of startups & entrepreneurs venturing this space is increasing day by day, but are they getting successful enough in adding teacher- student- parent connect or are they joining the already existing rat race, which is bringing out a lot of content online but are unable to deliver real educational value to the major offline system? How do they justify its existence? What are the few disruptions seen in the K- 12 & higher education space with the advent of technology?
Suku Bhaskaran - Director, GD Goenka World Institute
Vinay Sharma - Business Head – Digital and Services, S.Chand Group
Ram Gollamudi - Founder and CEO, Edutor Technologies India Pvt. Ltd
Adil Usman - Business Head, B2B Business, iProf Learning Solutions
Raj Shastri - Principal, Kaizen Private Equity (Moderator)
11:15am - 11:45am
Tea & Networking Break
Panel III: Driving horizontal excellence in schools: People management, technology, quality, finance, marketing & student experience
Are the doors still wide opened for passionate players in the K-12 market that demands huge capital, qualified man power, digitisation and deep technical know-how? K-12 being a regional play, how are individual brands and school chains driving excellence in people management, delivery, student experience, quality and technology adoption? How are players managing a trade-off between driving excellence and making profits, amid exorbitant real estate cost or capital intensive nature of business? With global tie-ups and international school chains firming their presence in India, what lessons are learnt by Indian origin schools in achieving excellence?
Raj Grover - The Chief Mentor, Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd
Amol Arora - Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools
Y V Rajasekhar - Co-Founder and MD, People Combine Education Initiatives Ltd
Gene Eidelman - Co-Founder & President, Mosaica Education (Moderator)
12:30pm - 12:50pm
Satya Narayanan R - Chairman, Career Launcher Education Infrastructure & Services Ltd.
12:50pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking
2:00am - 2:45pm
Panel IV: Future of higher education in India - Traditional vs. new age technology focused models
With the government opening doors for foreign universities to set up campuses and collaborate with established higher education institutes, will we see resolution of issues such as shortage of faculty, deficient physical infrastructure, run-of-the-mill curriculums, ill-equipped libraries/knowledge banks and quality research? How can the eco system evolve to address the prime concern ‘quality higher education vis-a-vis job prospects’?What is the role of for- profit institutes and private players in bringing in quality & transparency? What can be done to attract private investments into cash starved higher education system? Barring a few institutes claiming to be of global delivery standards, what can private players do to tap the market opportunity and deliver world-class higher education locally, targeting students opting to choose foreign institutes over Indian counterparts?
Kaushik Bellani - Managing Director, Mcgraw-Hill Education India Pvt Ltd
Amit Kapur - Managing Promoter, Vedatya Institute
Mohan Lakhamraju - Vice Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Adam Davies - Chairman, Ledmac Ltd
Mukul Singhal - Principal, Saif Partners (Moderator)
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Panel V: Opportunities within the under-tapped vocational training market in India - Powered by Omidyar Network
Being one of the critical elements of skill development in India, vocational training & education market brings in lot of opportunities to accelerate the industries by and large. How can emerging businesses within the vocational training vertical draw the attention of the youth? Low relevance of vocational education courses to job market needs, shortage of quality faculty, less private participation and shortage of funds are part of the challenges confronting the sector. How can players draw a sustainable and viable business model keeping in mind the existing problems and ever changing needs of the industry? Can vocational training bring the next growth blocks for education sector? How are entrepreneurs taping the niche opportunities & delivering scalable models?
Gayathri Vasudevan - CEO, LabourNet Services India Pvt. Ltd
Atul Bhatnagar -Chief Operating officer, NSDC
Ashutosh Phatak - Co-founder & Sr. MD, The True School of Music
Girish Singhania - Founder & CEO, Edubridge Learning Pvt. Ltd
Dimple Sanghi - Director, Investments, Omidyar Network India Advisors
Toby Linden - Lead Education Specialist, The World Bank Group (Moderator)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Networking
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Here five exciting and innovative education focused companies will make presentations on their business, differentiation, traction, product market opportunity and how they will disrupt existing ecosystem to create value.
Prasad Gadkari - Partner, IDFC Private Equity
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy - Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Panel VI: Is the e-tutorials, test preparations market literally connecting the dots?
With internet and digitisation taking over the coaching institutes, how are players going to keep themselves ahead of the curve while working out of thier own premises and moreover facing stiff competition from e-tutorials? Do combined models of e-learning & classrooms having an edge over standalone e-learning courses yet? Or are the the test preparation centres, who have been using pen & paper since inception, completely moving online? What are the important trends/ innovations observed in the changing Indian test prep & e-tutorials market? Is the industry matching with the parent- student expectation? Are the both channels able to deliver quality education? How are the ancillary businesses like e-commerce sites, e-books, stationery sellers and consultants generating revenues through test prep & e- tutorials?
Ashutosh Modi - Executive Director, EntrancePrime.com
Aditi Avasthi - Founder and CEO, Embibe.com
Sameer Gautam - Founder & CEO, Rank Junction Pvt. Ltd
Vineet Gupta - MD, Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd
Dilip Dusija, Partner, BDO India
Jayanta Banerjee, Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd (Moderator)
This session will provide more networking time to entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.