PAN IIT ALUMNI INDIA
Chairman Ashank Desai
Co-Chairman Nabankur Gupta
Past Chairman Pradeep Gupta
Are you ready to
IIT Kharagpur Ashok Singh STATE BANK OF INDIA
IIT Bombay Ashank Desai
IIT Madras P.S. Ramnathan
IIT Kanpur Prakash Khemani
IIT Delhi Nabankur Gupta
Krishen K. Dhar
IIT Roorkee Pradeep Kapse
PANIIT 2008 COMMITTEE
Programme Sarath Naru
Participation Raj Varadarajan
Sponsorship Raju Venkatraman
Organising Ramana Prasad
Exhibition K.K. Raman
Marketing & PR Chand Das
IT K. Ananth Krishnan
Finance D. Chandrasekhar
105, Hostel Management Building
IIT - Madras
Chennai - 600 036, India.
Phone: +91 44 32525020
www.paniit2008.org Television partner Online partner Radio partner Knowledge partner Merchandise partner
INSPIRE, INNOVATE, TRANSFORM
IIT ALUMNI 2008
At IIT, we believe in simplifying things to create a better future, hence a better existence and a better world (know what? Good is not as good as better
and better is not better than the best!). Hence, as our principle suggests, to inspire, innovate and transform life to a simpler form and to create a better
and a brighter future is our prime motive. It’s not an easy task- to be simple. It’s highly complicated to be simple. It takes a genius to be simple. And it
certainly takes a thought leader’s support in order to be simple.
And that’s what even Albert Einstein testified. Hence, the PAN IIT Global Conference - a get together of the greatest minds in the world. Just to create
a better and a simpler world. More than 3000 IIT alumnus from around the globe join hands with around 2000 IIT students. Not to mention the great
global leaders from various countries, various fields, and various categories who group together for the betterment of the organisation and the world of
course! Thus its citizens, its surroundings, and its future.
PAN IIT is a global association formed by like-minded IIT alumni in the year 2002. The raison d’être is for each IITian to leverage the network in an endeavour
PAN IIT ALUMNI 2008
to proactively contribute to nation-building, tap opportunities through networking, policy advocacy and contribute to the alma mater.
PAN IIT has a systematic approach towards fulfilling its nation building objectives and is presently pursuing the following projects:
PAN IIT global conference takes place in India and the US in alternate years (PAN IIT 2006 was at Mumbai while PAN IIT 2007 was at Santa Clara) and it
IITians for ITIs has different chapters. The association includes all former IIT students and former faculty members - from all seven IIT campuses.
To drive sustainable excellence in the technical/vocational training in India by creating institutions similar to the IITs
but focused on vocational education to address the alarming shortage of skilled workforce... Hillary Clinton, former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Bill Gates, Arun Sarin (CEO, Vodafone) and Shashi Tharoor were some of the keynote speakers
who addressed the PAN IIT Global Alumni Conferences.
Reach 4 India
Enabled corporate professionals, go on a 1 year employer sponsored sabbatical, across its 5500 taluks, with This year the PAN IIT Alumni 2008 Global Conference is being held at IIT Madras, from 19th to 21st December 2008. It is expected to be an impressive
only one agenda: Implement self-sustainable nation building models
IIT alumni event ever with over 3,000 alumni expected from all over the globe, comprising of policy makers, leading academicians, thought leaders, industry
captains and more from across the world. The focus this year is IIT - Inspire IITians to innovate and transform India.
Aims to transform lives of under-served children in one generation by following a 360° support to child
Prime objective - providing nutrition, family care & healthcare in addition to education. You had gone to IIT years ago; it is time to go back, with a different purpose. Be a part of the PAN IIT 2008 Global Conference, an occasion
to learn from top industry leaders. Discuss issues, debate ideas and find solutions to create a better India and build our nation.
Indo-US collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)
Support network for 100,000 engineering faculty across India & US, creating an engineering faculty institute
for fostering: The 3 day conference will be attended by:
Curriculum collaboration R&D
Quality Accreditation Entrepreneurship Education • 3000 plus IIT alumni from all seven IITs
• 5000 plus IIT-M students and over 500 leading research scholars
Stimulating Education & Enhancing Development • Over 100 distinguished industry leaders as speakers
To stimulate economic development, basic literacy using partner NGOs, basic education for parents in • Leading academicians
subjects like finance, healthcare and other opportunities. And form a school for skill training of young adults, • Policy makers
all supported by e-learning.
• Leading venture capitalists, private equity and financial institutions
• Leading industrialists, CEOs, Directors & Strategists
• This event will be widely advertised in all leading metros like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and in key cities in USA & Europe.
• The PAN IIT-2006 Global Conference had several leading media houses like NDTV, CNBC and Times covering the event and also providing sufficient
The journey of PAN IIT 2008 will continue beyond the three day event to identify proposals that will inspire the PAN IIT movement to
innovate and transform India. PAN IIT is committed to spearhead several projects on national skill building, policy advocacy, technical
education and innovation that will transcend the PAN IIT 2008 Global Conference.
INSPIRE, INNOVATE, TRANSFORM
INSPIRE, INNOVATE, TRANSFORM
Programmes will be conducted through the day. There are also different thematic tracks planned for people with interest in specific areas.
The various thematic tracks will be facilitated by McKinsey & Co. as knowledge partners:
Research & Technology
• Leveraging IIT research & technology in rural development • IIT Research: Inputs & Outputs • IIT Research Ecosystem KEYNOTE
• Transforming education for a better tomorrow • Technical Education 2020: IITs' role in improving quality & reach
Speaker Background Format Theme
• Women & girls in technical rducation
P. Chidambaram Honourable Minister for Finance,
Innovation Government of India
Macro-level challenges which India
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship • Innovation in media & creative arts • Innovation Ecosystem Raghuram Rajan Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service must overcome to take its place as one
Professor of Finance, University of of the top 3 economies in the world.
Chicago Graduate School of Business.
• Infrastructure: common denominator & role of stakeholders • Deep dive: Renewable energy • Deep dive: Urban renewal
Jean-Lou Chameau President, California Instiute of
Rural Transformation Technology, Pasadena, California
• Current realities in rural India • Success Stories • Plenary Session: Action Plans Patrick Aebischer President of the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Entrepreneurship (EPFL) Setting the agenda for research and
In conversation development in the next 20 years, and
• IIT’s Role in nation building through support of entrepreneurship • Building global leaders from early & growth stages of a business John Seely Brown Visiting scholar at USC and formerly the opportunities for India and the IIT
• Enabling / launching a million entrepreneurs the Chief Scientist of Xerox
Corporation and the director of its system.
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC))
EVENT M. S. Ananth Director, IIT Madras
DEC 19 , 2008 (Day 1)
th DEC 20th, 2008 (Day 2) Robert A. McDonald Chief Operating Officer, Proctor and Solo talk Innovation is a strategic driver of Proctor
Gamble and Gamble’s global strategy. How is P&G
08:30-10.30 Registration & coffee 08:00-09.30 Registration & coffee building on its successful initiatives like
connect and develop, and is truly designed
10:30-11:30 Inauguration 09:30-10:30 Keynote 1 to innovate?
Interview by a national TV Channel
11:30-13:00 Keynote 1 10:30-11:30 Keynote 2 Lakshmi N. Mittal President and CEO, Arcelor Mittal How the IIT alumni can think big, act
global and win in the marketplace - the
13:00-14:00 Lunch 11:30-12:00 Coffee story of Lakshmi Mittal.
C. K. Prahalad Paul and Ruth McCracken
14:00-16:00 Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 12:00-13:30 Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Distinguished University Professor of
Track 5 Track 6 Track 5 Track 6 Strategy, Stephen M. Ross School of
Business, University of Michigan
16:00-16:30 Coffee 13:30-14:30 Lunch
In conversation The role of Indian industry in shaping
14:30-16:30 Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 B. Muthuraman CEO, Tata Steel the future, and delivering to the vision
16:30-17:30 Break-out sessions (individual IITs) of India @ 75.
Track 5 Track 6
17:30-18:30 Keynote 2 S. Ramadorai CEO and MD, Tata Consultancy
16:30-17:30 Keynote 3 Services
18:30-20:30 Entertainment Ravi Kant Managing Director, Tata Motors
17:30-18:30 Keynote 4
20:30 Dinner Orkut Buyukkokten Product Manager, Google
18:30-20:30 Entertainment Q & A session with students How young India has discovered social
20:30 Dinner Stephen Cohen Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy,
DEC 21st, 2008 (Day 3) Kishore Mahbubani Dean and Professor in the Practice of
Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of
In conversation Looking ahead to the next 15 years -
strategic challenges & opportunities, risks
Public Policy, National University of & threats. How India will evolve its own
09:00-10:30 PAN IIT knowledge capture session future?
10:30-11:15 Keynote 1
Amartya Sen Nobel Laureate, Thomas W. Lamont Valedictory note Role of IITs in shaping and transforming
11:15-11:30 Coffee University Professor; Senior Fellow of India, and how IITians can be the tipping
the Society of Fellows; Associate of point for the transformation.
11:30-12:30 Keynote 2 Adams House
12:30-13:30 Valedictory keynote
13:30 Lunch INSPIRE, INNOVATE, TRANSFORM
INSPIRE, INNOVATE, TRANSFORM
IITech Expo is an important highlight of the event. This exhibition is being developed keeping in focus the core theme of
this conference - Inspire, Innovate and Transform.
IITech Expo is an exhibition to show how different people and different organisations are trying to contribute towards
nation building. They will include IITians and others, including NGOs’ and companies with social commitment.
The products, technologies, services showcased in this exhibition are expected to inspire thousands of delegates and
visitors to participate in nation building.
Profile of Exhibitors
• 7 IITs of India
• Private and Public sector enterprises
• R & D Institutes
• Educational Institutions
• Small-scale organisations
• Industries and services focusing on Government of India flagship programmes e.g. Bharat Nirman
Profile of Visitors
• About 3000 conference delegates from all across the globe
• Business visitors
• Special invitees representing trade associations, technocrats and policy makers
• Academia, scientific fraternity & students
Rs. 6000 per sq. m. (Minimum stall size 9 sq. m.)
Cost per stall (9 sq. m) Rs. 54,000/-
Note: Service tax of 12.24% will be extra.