Registration and networking
Opening remarks: Repositioning education and skills at the heart of the public agendaProviding high quality education and skilling with greater access needs investment, commitment, leadership and advocacy from each stakeholder. How can business, academia, skils providers, edtech, policy makers and others come together to propel education innovation?
Keynote Address 1: How do you build high-performing institutions?What does it take to be the best? Listen from global names as they share their stories of how they deliver world-beating results. Leaders can facilitate the execution of a strategy through building alignment, winning hearts and minds, and growing the capabilities of others. What makes a modern education and skills leader?
Vice Chairman, Indian Centre for Academic Rankings & Excellence Pvt Ltd (ICARE)
This House Believes the world of skill development in 2030 will see dramatic disruption from AI and an inability of institutions to keep up.What will the education and skills world look like in 2030? As the pace of technological change increases, huge changes are coming in the employment and education markets.
One model of the world, Opposing the Motion, is one where robotics and AI are operating within the parameters set by policy-makers are regulators. They are not leading to job losses because of a smart management and harnessing of their potential. AI is helping new generations of young people learn a wider range of adaptable skills for the modern world.
The other model, Proposing the Motion is more dystopian, where AI has caused dramatic disruption. Supply chains are impacted, there are job losses and dislocation on a massive scale, particularly in urban areas. The education sector has not kept apace with this change.
Which world will it be? Join experts from the fields of policy, technology and education debate this crucial topic.
Pro Vice Chancellor, Chitkara university
Coffee and Networking Break
Innovation Showcase x 3Each company will be given 10mins to present their education product, technology or idea. This will be followed by a 10min Q&A session led by the moderator.
Keynote Address 2: tbc
Director-General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Lunch and Networking Break
Global case studies in education and skills from around the world: What does the Education of the Future need to look like?With so many underemployed and unemployed young people especially outside urban centres, it’s time to reimagine education in India. What can India learn from global case studies?
Hear from accreditation bodies, skills providers, recruitment agencies for foreign placements and others. This session highlights what some foreign education leaders think the opportunities are.
For example, will robots teach alongside teachers? Will students, particularly in rural areas, learn from home rather than in an institution? Will learning be infinitely modular and on the long-tail? Will taught knowledge be considered less important for judging student performance?
Director, Education Innovation Chair, University of Zaragoza
Educating rural India: The next 100 million60% of Indian higher education institutions are based outside urban India. How are their challenges and opportunities different from the traditional area of focus for governments and institutions? How can some of the basic quality and infrastructure requirements be addressed? Framing the skills needs of this 100m in a compelling manner can cut through in this world of short-attention spans, instant journalism and fake news.
Coffee and Networking Break
Panel session tbc
Country Head - India, edX