February 2, 2016


Hotel Park Plaza, Bengaluru


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Policy Makers, IT & NGO Leaders

Can IT-BPM industry CSR innovate for the poor?

The CSR Leadership conference initiated in 2015 and held in Bangalore and Delhi last year will be continuing with the theme of ‘technology for good’ for its Bangalore curtain raiser.

Information and Communication Technologies are being widely used to develop solutions that can address access and quality of services and opportunities for the poor. The solutions often are plugging gaps in development interventions, supplementing where Govt efforts have not been able to address the late mile challenges. 

In India, the CSR Law has provided companies a means to do social good, fuelling a great opportunity for companies to support initiatives and practices where technology is helping to expand reach, scale and impact. Can CSR fill the much needed seed fund requirement in tech-social enterprises with philanthropic capital?

This year the forum with the theme ‘Making technologies work for the poor’ will showcase technology based solutions that address India’s development challenges in education, skills and employability, health, accessibility and livelihood.  The Forum will discuss and debate how CSR can support to scale innovative impact models, led by various social impact vehicles, including social enterprises. The Forum will examine whether technology can play a role in scaling social good initiatives designed for the poor and underserved.

The CSR Leadership Conference in Bangalore is a curtain raiser and will culminate in the Leadership Conference in Delhi. The Conference will deliberate and set call for actions for leading the way for meaningful CSR in India.

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A 360 degree Engagement

Keynotes . Roundtables . Panel Discussions, Showcases, Fireside Chats . Exhibitions . Book Releases


08:15 – 09:45 AM

Masterclass 1: Going to Market for social enterprise

Masterclass for Social Enterprise in NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum network in partnership with Social Venture Partners

Masterclass 2: Designing CSR programs in Education, Employability, Setting impact metrics

Masterclass for CSR leaders from NASSCOM Member companies in partnership with NextGen

Plenary:  Being Responsible

Inauguration sessions with CEOs, INGOs and Ministry (GOI) leads highlighting India’s development priorities in keynotes and sharing insights on the role and imperatives for CSR

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Welcome Note

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chair, NASSCOM Foundation

Innovation, Technology, CSR – Will the twain meet?

Keynote: Ms. V Manjula, Sec, ITBT & S&T, Karnataka
Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM

10:45 – 11:30 AM

India development imperatives – How Holistic CSR Strategies can achieve Social Impact

Mr. Puneet Bhirani, Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer & Head Payment Managed Services SBU at Mphasis
Mr. Ankur DasGupta, Vice President, Marketing, NTT DATA
Mr. Chandrasekhar Krishnamurthy, Vice President – Global Services at EMC
Mr. R L Shrivastava, MD , Keonics ,ITBT & S&T, Karnataka

11:30 – 12:15 PM

Call to Action: Health – (USAID)

Imperatives for advocacy and action towards a TB free India

Ms. Sheena Chhabra, USAID Team Leader, Health Systems Strengthening, USAID
Ms. Kavita Ayyagari, Project Director – Challenge TB, The Union South-East Asia (USEA) USAID
Ms. Blessina Kumar, Blessina Kumar, Chair- Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA)
Mr. Chapal Mehra, Senior Director, Global Health Strategies (Moderator)

12:15 – 12:30 PM

Unveiling of the Social Apps Hub A Vodafone Foundation and NASSCOM Foundation Initiative, in collaboration with Nextgen

Ms. Sonia Srivastava, Head, Vodafone Foundation
Mr. Abhishek Humbad, Founder, NextGen
Ms. Rumi Mallick Mitra, Vice President, NASSCOM Foundation

12:30 – 01:30 PM


01:30 – 02:15 PM

CSR and responsible leadership in skills development and education

Mr. P S. Narayan, Vice President & Head Sustainability, Wipro
Mr. Siddharth Shishoo, HR Lead, Genpact
Mr.Raghavendra K, Senior Vice President & Global Head-HRD, Infosys BPO Ltd.
Mr. Deepak Arora, Group Head- CSR and CEO, Essar Foundation
Dr. Uma Ganesh, CEO, Global Talent Track (Moderator)

Digital India – The potential of  ICT-enabled programs

Dr.Sanjay Podder, MD, Accenture Innovation lab
Ms. Sofia Eriksson, Head of Communications at Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Sonia Srivastava, Head, Vodafone Foundation
Dr Basherahmed Sadrach, Senior Advisor, Indian Public Libraries Movement.
Mr. Rahul Mullik,  Senior Program officer, Information & communication Technology, BMGF (Moderator)

02:15 – 03:00 PM

CSR and responsible leadership in Community empowerment, Health and sanitation, disability inclusion, rural development

Ms. Prerna Langa, CEO, YES Foundation
Mr. Jitendra Kalra, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Foundation
Ms. Simi Suri, Head, HCL Foundation
Ms. Seema Tiwari, Head – CSR, Godrej & Boyce
Ms. Archana Sahay, Community Relations lead, Cisco (Moderator)

Make in India: Showcasing innovative solutions in education, skills training, health, livelihood ( Social Solutions pitch)

Mr. Dilip S, Sukhibava Healthcare Solutions
Ms. Daniela,
Co-Founder, vChalk
Mr. Chetan Thakre,
CEO, Rankskills
Ms. Surabhi Srivastava,
Co founder & Business lead , Innovision
Ms. Kandli and Mr. Haricharan,
Sohum Innovation Labs India
Ms. Dwithiya,
CfBT Education Services

03:00 – 04:00 PM

NGO showcase

Mr. Prateek Madhavan, CEO, Samarthanam Trust
Ms. Bhagya Rangachar, CEO, CLT India
Mr. Ramesh Swamy, CEO, SGBS Trust
Mr. Venkat Sriraman, Co-founder, EVidyaloka
Ms. Charu Sethi, Corporate Marketing and CSR Head, Save the Children
Dr. Shankara Prasad, Managing Trustee & Founder ,Sampoorna Swaraj Foundation
Mr. Raj Rajkumar, Director & Site Leader at TE Connectivity Services Pvt. Ltd. (Moderator)

Closing the pioneer gap: Impact investing and Venture Philanthropy for scaling social startups

Ms. Akila Krishnakumar, Chairperson, Social Venture capital
Mr. Madan Padaki
, Co-founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Head Held High
Mr. Thomas Hyland,
Co-founder & partner, Aspada Investments
Mr. Naga Prakasam,
Partner at Acumen

04:00 – 04:30 PM

Tea and Networking

Fire side chat: Being Impactful

Aimed to inspire, these in a conversation mode will engage individual who are thought leaders and have influenced policy, thinking and practice in philanthropy and CSR. The session will engage thought leaders to share leadership lessons and talk about how CSR ca addresses India’s goals for the next 10 years.

4:30 – 05:15 PM

The future we want – Can tech change the lives of the underserved?

Mr. Ram Narayanan, General Manager at eBay Product Development Center, India
Mr. Srikar Reddy,
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sonata Software
Ms. Sridevi Pankajam,
Managing Director of ANZ Bengaluru Hub
Mr. Sudheer Tiwari,
Managing Director, Thoughtworks
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chair, NASSCOM Foundation (Moderator)

05:15 – 05:30 PM


Mr. R. Chandrasekhar, President, NASSCOM

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Registrations Closed for the Bangalore Event.

You may still apply for the delhi event which is scheduled for 9th March 2016 and still has a few seats left.

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