Technology has enabled institutes, educators, students & corporates to rethink the future of learning & education. Even as technological innovations & solutions lead to progression in education, concerns about digital inequality, educator workforce training, and result-oriented tech advancements continue to rise.

Lenovo SmarterEdTM Conclave presented by Hindustan Times, brings together thought leaders, policy makers, educators & industry experts to envision an India-centric education system that can contribute directly to the nation's transformation in view of the ‘National Education Policy’. This first-of-its-kind event will also focus on the emerging digital divide, teacher upskilling and the role of cutting-edge technology solutions for the future of education. With the presence of decision makers from K12 & universities, the Conclave is slated to be a win-all event.



11 am
National Education Policy (NEP 2020) as the foundation of the new order of education in India & how technology is playing a crucial role in the way we acquire knowledge.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister of Education, Govt. of India

Senior - Junior Discussion
11.30 am
Role of technology in bridging the digital divide & Lenovo’s vision in education technology
Shailendra Katyal

Managing Director - Lenovo India

12.00 pm
Digital & Skill India - Future of the country
Shri Rajeev Chandrashekhar

Minister of State, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Electronics & IT

Panel Discussion
12.30 pm
Understanding the online education ecosystem & bridging the digital divide
Narayanan Ramaswamy

National Leader, Education & Skill Development, KPMG in India

Stuart King

General Manager, Global Head of Education Systems & Solutions, Lenovo ROW

Anshul Sonak

Principal Engineer & Global Director- Digital Readiness Programs, Intel Corporation

Panel Discussion
1 pm
Investing in technology to reshape the education landscape in India
Dr. Gurinder Singh,

Group Vice Chancellor, Amity University

Dr. Prashant Bhalla

President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions

Ashish Rajpal

Founder & Chairman, Xseed Education

Panel Discussion
1.30 pm
Launch of Lenovo Digital Maturity Index - in association with knowledge partner EY
Amitabh Jhingan

Partner EY Parthenon International Education Practice

Amit Doshi

Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo India

Panel Discussion
11 am
Roadmap for implementation of NEP in the country & how will it pave the way for reforms in schools & higher-education system
Shri Amit Khare

Secretary, Ministry of Education, Government of India

11.30 am
Digital Divide & Karnataka as the first state in the country to implement NEP 2020
Shri Dr. Chikkakalya Narayanappa Ashwath Narayan

Minister of Science and Technology, Higher Education & Information Technology, Biotechnology of Karnataka

Panel Discussion
12.00 pm
Developing holistic ecosystem for teachers, upskilling & building teacher capacities
Ramya Venkataraman

Founder, CEO Centa

Dr. Rukmini Banerji

CEO, Pratham Education Foundation

12.30 pm
Cracking the code for online learning: a new study of students and educators
Ms. Genevieve Hilton

Head of Communications Asia Pacific, Lenovo

1 pm
Role of tech in shaping the future of education
Richard Henderson

Director for Global Education Solutions, Lenovo

Larry Nelson

Asia Regional Business Leader, Education, Microsoft

Cigdem Ertem

Global Director for Public Sector and Education Sales, Client Computing Group, Intel.

1.30 pm
Powering groundbreaking plant genomics research with Lenovo HPC system
Vivek Sharma

Managing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Lenovo

Dr. Kumar Paritosh

Scientist-C, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, University of Delhi



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