TCS – PanIIT Conclave 2019

Artificial Intelligence:

What does the future hold for India?

Knowledge Partner


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
19th & 20th January 2019

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About Conclave

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: What does the Future hold for India?

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are technologies that are poised to transform the way humans will interact with machines, and the role that machines will play in all spheres of human life. On the one hand there is the exhilaration and excitement of the immense potential of these technologies to enhance and enrich human life, and on the other hand there is fear and apprehension of a dystopian future where machines have taken over.

Yet one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are going to transform the social, economic and political life of all nations and societies, and like other transformative technologies of the past, they will change the world, but even more so.

Where does India stand in the world of AI right now? What do we need to do to make sure that in the future Indians are not left behind but can get the maximum benefit from AI with minimum risk? Where lie the opportunities and where the pitfalls?

The Conclave will bring together global thought leaders, academics, policy makers and business leaders to confer not only on the immense potential of AI to bring benefits, and the opportunities, but also to dwell on the risks and pitfalls that we would need to be wary about.


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PanIIT Conclave  – Discussions


The Conclave programme is designed to appeal to the thinking person and is not just for IT tech professionals. AI is already beginning to show up in products and services that we use every day, and the pace is accelerating all the time. We all need to think about what AI can do, is likely to do, how it will affect our future generations and what we need to do as a society and a nation.

AI Hackathon


The finals of the first PanIIT AI HACKATHON 2019 will be held over a 24 hour period from 1 PM on 19 January 2019 to 1 PM on 20 January 2019, concurrently with the Conclave. This would have been preceded by the on-line first round where teams from all the 23 IITs will contest. Each will consist of three persons, of which at least one will be a student or alumnus of IIT. Winning teams from the first round will proceed to the on-site finals. Problem Statements will be given to the teams, who will then find solutions implemented in AI. The solutions will be judged by a jury, and winning teams will be awarded prizes at the Valedictory session of the Conclave.

It is proposed to make the PanIIT HACKATHON an annual event, so as to generate interest and enthusiasm for AI among young AI professionals.

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PanIIT AI Forum

The PanIIT AI Forum seeks to create a platform to promote efficient communication and the free exchange of ideas among persons involved in AI and allied technologies, whether they are researchers and academics, engineers, business and finance persons, policy makers, media persons, social scientists, etc., to promote contact and interaction among them, to germinate new business, research and policy ideas.

Exhibition Opportunities

Contact :
Debashish Bhattacharyya
+91 98101 09684

The exhibition area will provide an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to interact directly with the delegates, comprising of eminent IIT alumni, policy makers and heads of large companies. The exhibition area will be located for maximum advantage and will offer:

  • Branding opportunity at one of India’s most exclusive gathering of decision makers and influencers.
  • Aesthetically designed booths with comfortable and adequate working space.
  • Big coffee shop in the exhibition area to serve as a hang-out area and to promote one-on-one conversations.
  • Details of exhibitors will reach the wider IIT alumni community and the public at large by way of Conference promotional material, and through event emailers

CONCLAVE 2019 Organizing Committee


Arjun Malhotra


Ananth Krishnan

Conclave Coordinator

Krishen Dhar

Vice Chairmen

Debashish Bhattacharyya
Deepak Dogra
Ravi Narayan


Ashish Bansal

Bhavana Martha

Hemanth Satyanarayana

Kunal Jain

Manoj Rathi

Niket Kumar Dixit

Nishant Jairath

Pawan Kumar Singh

Prasoon Gupta

Prateek Sharma

Praveen Kumar

Pushkal Kumar Pandey

Prof. Raj Bhatnagar

Rajnish Sharma

Rohit Koshy

Sanjeev Jain

Shagun Chadha

Shubham Deva

Sujit Kumar

Tirumala Gudla

Tushar Garimalla

Tushar Kant

Veerendra Kumar Jaitly

Yadunath Gupta

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact :
Debashish Bhattacharyya
+91 98101 09684

The Conclave will be marketed to over 1,00,000 IIT alumni registered with the IIT Alumni Associations, who are members of Pan IIT India. It is envisaged that in the months running up to the Conclave each alumnus will receive at least 5 emails, updating Conclave information and inviting registration. Thus, over 5,00,000 emails will be sent out with the sponsor’s name and logo, and links to sponsor web-pages can be included. Sponsors will have tremendous exposure to 1,00,000 alumni much before the event.

There will also be systematic and extensive use of social media for marketing the Conclave to a wider audience. Sponsor visibility will be high at the event in terms of displays and signage, a well on the stage backdrops. Considering that there is expected to be intense media coverage of the event, particularly by our media partner, the sponsors can expect substantial exposure at the event as well.

Stalls at the conclave exhibition will be available to our sponsors to present their message directly to the delegates, a very prestigious group of people – IIT alumni, IIT faculty, senior policy makers and industry leaders.

Past Conclaves

2002 - 03
Global Conclaves were held in Bangalore and San Jose.
Key Note Speaker : Bill Gates, Founder & Former CEO, Microsoft
New Delhi
Key Note Speaker : then President of India, Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Bethesda, Maryland
Key Note Speaker : Jack Welch, Former CEO, GE
Key Note Speaker : then Deputy Secretary General UN, Shashi Tharoor
Santa Clara
Key Note Speaker : Jeff Immelt, CEO, GE
Key Note Speaker : then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh
Key Note Speaker : Bill Clinton, Former President of USA
New Delhi
Key Note Speaker : Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil, then President of India
Ms Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal

Past Speakers

Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Dr. Manmohan SIngh

Mr. Jeffrey Sachs

Mr. Nandan Nilekani

Mr. Edward Jung

Mr. Bill Gates

Mr. Thomas Friedman

Mr. Sam Pitroda

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Pan IIT Alumni India (PIAI) is a Society established in December 2006 and is the nodal organization of alumni of all the IITs. The Alumni Associations of the IITs are its institutional members. PIAI’s objectives include :

  • Bring IIT alumni together and promote friendship and fellowship among them.
  • Contribute to fast economic growth of India, and nation building.
  • Disseminate knowledge regarding education, technology trends, and industry and economy management.
  • Convene conferences/seminars on education, learning technology and other sciences, and to help sharing of experience and views.

The PanIIT movement channels the impulse of all IIT alumni to contribute to the development of India over and above their own personal career contributions. It seeks to leverage the prestige and influence that IIT alumni have achieved, wherever in the world they may be, for the common good.

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