CONNECT KARO 2021

Connect Karo is WRI India's flagship event that brings together Indian and global leaders and policymakers committed to designing inclusive, sustainable and climate forward Indian cities. This year Connect Karo, with the theme ‘Clean, Green & Just’, will be held virtually starting September 13, 2021. Through the event, our focus will be on addressing critical challenges faced by Indian cities with an emphasis on our deep dive cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Held over five days, we will be engaging with decision makers, thought leaders and experts in urban planning, water infrastructure, air quality, transport, electric mobility, child friendly cities, safer streets and more, to gain insights and share key learnings.

Schedule

DAY 1

Wednesday
07 May 2019
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7:30
First floor
Registration & Breakfast

Pre-Conference and Main Conference Registration Desk Open
Plaza Court Registration Area

9:00
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Founders Nest @ Main hall
Discussion: Explorations of new approaches

This presentation will describe seven essential actions that could unleash the power of prevention and substantially reduce the prevalence of behavioral health problems and inequality in health and behavior outcomes in the U.S. population.

10:00
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Founder Nest @ Main hall
Explorations of new approaches to creative leadership

Business leaders know that growing a company requires you to put yourself out there and stay ahead of trends. One good way to accomplish both is by attending industry events throughout the year.

11:00
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Designer @ Main hall
Explorations of Regional Chief Executive Network's Leadership

The Regional Leadership Conference provides the opportunity to meet officers from different sized sections as well as learn about the many different types of activities they hold.

12:00
Restaurant
Lunch break

Please take lunch in your own time. Conference attendees will not be charged.

14:00
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Marketing operations @ Lobby
Discussion: Innovation and Technological entrepreneurship

In a marketplace where customers are more aware, active, and value-driven, firms must rapidly conceive and develop new products and services that meet customers' changing demands.

16:00
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Co-founder @ Main hall
Managing business relationships

Relationships are the foundation for opportunities in the world of business, especially as you rise through the ranks of management or decide to start your own business.

18:00
Rooftop Bar
Cocktail break

Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell.

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DAY 2

Thursday
08 May 2019
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7:30
First floor
Breakfast

Pre-Conference and Main Conference Registration Desk Open
Plaza Court Registration Area

9:00
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Marketing operations @ Lobby
Discussion: Explorations of new approaches

This presentation will describe seven essential actions that could unleash the power of prevention and substantially reduce the prevalence of behavioral health problems and inequality in health and behavior outcomes in the U.S. population.

10:00
People-3
Founder Nest @ Main hall
Explorations of new approaches to creative leadership

Business leaders know that growing a company requires you to put yourself out there and stay ahead of trends. One good way to accomplish both is by attending industry events throughout the year.

11:00
People-4
Designer @ Main hall
Explorations of Regional Chief Executive Network's Leadership

The Regional Leadership Conference provides the opportunity to meet officers from different sized sections as well as learn about the many different types of activities they hold.

12:00
Restaurant
Lunch break

Please take lunch in your own time. Conference attendees will not be charged.

14:00
Slider2-pic03
Founders Nest @ Main hall
Discussion: Innovation and Technological entrepreneurship

In a marketplace where customers are more aware, active, and value-driven, firms must rapidly conceive and develop new products and services that meet customers' changing demands.

16:00
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People-1
Co-founder @ Main hall
Managing business relationships

Relationships are the foundation for opportunities in the world of business, especially as you rise through the ranks of management or decide to start your own business.

18:00
Rooftop Bar
Closing party

Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell.

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Agenda

28 March 2019

29 March 2019

30+ Sessions with 150+ Speakers

Hardeep Singh Puri
Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas
Government of India
Jamshyd Godrej
Managing Director and Chairman
Godrej & Boyce
Roopa Kudva
Managing Director
Omidyar Network India
Aaditya Thackeray
Cabinet Minister, Tourism & Environment, Government of Maharashtra and Guardian Minister
Mumbai Suburban
Cecilia Vaca Jones
Executive Director
Bernard van Leer Foundation
Kailash Gahlot
Hon’ble Minister (Transport)
Govt. of NCT Of Delhi
Suresh Prabhu
6 times MP
Ex-Cabinet Minister of 10 portfolios
Sowmya Reddy
General Secretary
All India Mahila Congress of Karnataka
Satyendar Jain
Minister of Health, Home, Power, PWD, Industries, Urban Development & Flood and Irrigation and Water
Government of Delhi
Aniruddha Dasgupta
President & CEO, WRI
O.P. Agarwal
CEO, WRI India
Kelly Larson
Director, Road Safety
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Shri Durga Shanker Mishra
Secretary, MoHUA, Government of India
Madhav Pai
Executive Director
WRI India Ross Center
D. Thara
D. Thara
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

K. VijayRaghavan
Principal Scientific Adviser
Government of India
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
Director General
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Rohit Aggarwala
Senior Urban Tech Fellow
Cornell Tech
Adriana Lobo
Executive Director
WRI Mexico
Rogier Van Den Berg
Acting Director
WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities
Dr. Anjlee Agarwal
Chairwoman & Executive Director, Samarthyam Member of CSO-Standing Committee, NITI Aayog, Government of India
Gaurav Gupta, IAS
Chief Commissioner
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
Priyanka Chaturvedi
Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha
Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena
Rana Hasan
Regional Economic Advisor
South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Professor Amitabh Kundu
Senior Fellow Sustainable Cities and Transport program at WRI India.
Swati Janu
Architect and Founder
Social Design Collaborative
Deepthi Ravula
CEO, WE-Hub, Government of Telangana
Dr K. Rajeswara Rao
Dr K. Rajeswara Rao
Special Secretary, NITI Aayog
Natalie Draisin
Director
North American Office & United Nations Representative at FIA Foundation
K R Jyothilal IAS
Principal Secretary
Dept. Transport of Kerala
Ruchir Shukla
Director
Electric Mobility Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)
Anand Deshpande
Senior Deputy Director
ARAI, GOI
Dr. N. Kalaiselvi
Director
CSIR-Lab CECRI - GOI
Dr. T. N. Rao
Director
ARCI-GOI
Dr. Sajid Mubashir
Scientist-G
DST, GOI
Randheer Singh
Senior Specialist- Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog
Winfried Damm
Program Director
Indo-German Energy Program, GIZ
Erika Myers
e-Mobility Director, WRI
Allen Tom Abraham
Lead Analyst- India
Southeast Asia and Australia, BloombergNEF
Prof. Shivanand Swamy
Director
Emeritus CoE-UT
Pawan Mulukutla
Director
Clean Mobility & Energy Tech, WRI India
Gerald Ollivier
Lead Transport Specialist for India
Sudhendu Sinha
Advisor Infrastructure Connectivity and Electric Mobility Vertical
NITI Aayog
Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)
Chairman & Managing Director,(PRESPL) & Chairman (CBEII)
Manu Dangi
Chief Operating Officer, Egon Zehnder KCI
M. Anilkumar
M. Anilkumar
Mayor- Kochi Municipal Corporation
Sanjeev Kumar IAS
Sanjeev Kumar IAS
Additional Municipal Commissioner, MCGM
Marina Robles
Minister of Environment
Mexico City
Ambassador Fernando Mello Barreto
Deputy Secretary of International Relations of São Paulo
Ashish Kundra, IAS
Transport Commissioner
Government of Delhi
N. Janaiah
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, TSREDCO, Government of Telangana
Dr. Anjana Vyas
Senior Consultant, CAG, CRDF, CEPT University
Sujai Karampuri
Director, IT,E&C Department, Government of Telangana
Shashi Verma
Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, Transport for London
Surendra Bagde
Surendra Bagde
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Sebastian Castellanos
Senior Research Associate, NUMO Alliance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Samrat Basak
Director - Urban Water, WRI India
Rishav Gupta, IAS
CEO, Indore Smart City
Rejeet Mathews
Director - Urban Development, WRI India
Jaya Dhindaw
Director - Integrated Urban Planning, WRI India
Jasmine Shah
Vice Chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi, Govt. of NCT Delhi
Garima Gupta, IAS
Managing Director, Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation, Delhi
Dario Hidalgo
Independent Consultant
Daizong Liu
Director, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities & Communications
Cigdem Corek Oztas
Urban Development and Accessibility Manager, WRI, Turkey
Bina Shetty
Head - GeoAnalytics - Sustainable Cities And Transport, WRI India
Amit Bhatt
Executive Director - Integrated Transport, WRI India
Dr. Ajay Nagpure
Head - Air Pollution, WRI India
Dr. Vinod M. Bothale
Associate Director
National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO
Ravichandar V
Civic Evangelist
Meera K
Managing Trustee, Oorvani Foundation Cofounder, Citizen Matters
Rushda Majeed
India Representative
Bernard van Leer Foundation
Pawan Kumar Singh
Country Business Leader
3M IndiaLimited
Atsani Ariobowo
Manager, Global Road Safety Projects International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Global Road Safety Partnership
Eva Moldovanyi
Grant Manager Fondation Botnar
Agnieszka Krasnolucka-Hickman
Programmes Manager FIA Foundation
R K Malhotra
DG, Petroleum Federation of India
Mahua Acharya
CEO of Convergence Energy at Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
Prof. P C Ghosh
Professor, IIT Mumbai
Osei Assibey Antwi
Osei Assibey Antwi
Mayor of Kumasi
Olga Chepelianskaia
Founder UNICITI
Climate Change Specialist, ADB
Jayesh Ranjan
Principal Secretary,Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Telangana
Priya Shankar
Priya Shankar
India Director, Climate and Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Dr. N Rajalakshmi
CFCT, ARCI, Chennai, DST
Dr. Sameer Sharma
Director-General and CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India
Dr B R Ravikanthe Gowda
IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru Traffic Police
Anuela Ristani
Head - Deputy Mayor of Tirana
Ajay Seth, IAS
Secretary, Dept of Economic Affairs
Govt of India
Saurabh Kumar
Executive Vice Chairperson, EESL Group at Energy Efficiency Services Limited
Kalpana Vishwanath
Founder, Safetipin
Gil Penalosa
Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities
Claudia Adriazola
Director, Health and Road Safety Program WRI
Sarika Panda
Director, Nagarro
Till Bunsen
Transport Research Officer, International Transport Forum at the OECD
Naveen Munjal
Managing Director, Hero Electric
Ravi Pandit
Chairman and Co founder of KPIT Technologies
Bart Beibuyck
Executive Director Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking -EU
Bahar Dutt
Environment Journalist and Founder
The Mitti Project
Tim Gill
Scholar, Writer and Consultant
Rethinking Childhood
Milan Rai
Social Practice Artist and Founder
Vriksha Foundation Nepal
Dr. P. S. Roy
Senior Fellow WRI India (Former Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing)
Nikhil Kumar
President, GeoSpatial, MapmyIndia
NVS Reddy, IAS
Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited
Kanchana Krishnan
Senior Real Estate Professional
Hariharan Chandrashekar
Founder-Trustee, AltTech Foundation, Environmental Economist, Green Business Mentor, AltTech Foundation
Paromita Roy
Deputy General Manager, Indian Rail Stations Development Corporation
Dr Anjali Mohan
Partner INDE, Independent researcher and Faculty, Urban and Regional Planning, Integrated Design
Nishant Arya
Vice Chairman, JBM Group
Dr. Nirpendra Semwal
Dr. Nirpendra Semwal
Scientist C, CPCB, Regional Directorate, Vadodara Central Pollution Control Board
R.A. Rajeev
R.A. Rajeev
Ex-commissioner, MMRDA
Vinay Kumar Singh
Managing Director, National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
Mriganka Saxena
Urban Plannner and Founding Partner
Habitat Tectonics Architecture & Urbanism (HTAU)
Uma Adusumilli
Uma Adusumilli
Ex-Chief of Regional Planning
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)
Nilesh Rajadhyaksha
Project Coordinator, Master Plan for Delhi 2041
National Institute of Urban Affairs
Brinda Sastry
Urban Design and Planning Practitioner; Adjunct FacultyMember
RV College for Architecture, Bangalore
K.R. Jyothilal, IAS
Principal Secretary of Transport, Kerala
Government of Kerala
Anjum Parwez, IAS
Managing Director, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd
Sudeept Maiti
Head- Integrated Transport, WRI India
Sue Gander
Director, Electric School Bus Initiative, World Resources Institute
Fernando Paéz Mendieta
Urban Mobility Director, WRI México and Colombia
Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, IAS
Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, IAS
Joint Managing Director
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation
Paresh Sharma
Senior Fellow, WRI India
Prasanna Ganesh
Director, Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF)
Mahesh Babu
CEO, Switch Mobility
Rahul Agarwal
Vice President, Invest India
Prerna Mehta
Associate Director, Urban Development, WRI India
Pavan Ankonapalli
Lead, Urban Development, WRI India
Jitendra Singh Chouhan, IAS
CEO, Ujjain Smart City
Tanvi Hooda, IAS
Commissioner Satna Municipal Corporation and Executive Director & CEO Satna Smart City
Dr. Rama Umesh Pandey
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Planning, SPA Bhopal
Emani Kumar
Deputy Secretary General, Regional Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat
Vaishali Nandan
Head-Climate Smart Cities Project, GIZ India
Tanmay Takle
Policy Advisor to Ministry of Environment & Climate Change, Government of Maharashtra
Mahesh Harhare
Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), Pune City
Dharmistha Chauhan
Development Consultant
Archana Patankar
Founder, Green Globe Consultancy, Mumbai
Palash Srivastava
Deputy CEO, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL)
Daniel Robinson
Senior Urban Project Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Neha Kumar
India Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
Lokendra Thakkar
Coordinator, State Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change, EPCO, Department of Environment, Govt. Of Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Rakkee Thimothy
Fellow, Center for Soco-Economic & Environmental Studies
Prasanth H
Prasanth H
Chief Town Planner (Planning), LSGDA, Kerala Government
Dr. N Ajith Kumar
Director, Center for Soco-Economic & Environmental Studies
Vidya Soundarajan
Director, Ecological Foortprint & Climate finance, WWF-India
Dr. Joy Elamon
Director, Kerala Institute of Local Administration
Suresh Hari
Chairman, CREDAI Bengaluru
Dr. Rajan Chedambath
Director, Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development
Dr. Sahana Althaf
Yale School of the Environment
Santhosh B M, IAS
Secretary, HMDA MD, Hyderabad Growth Corridor Ltd
Ram Reddy
Vice President, CREDAI
Amit Kapoor
Chair, Institute for Competitiveness