Inaugural Session

Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister of Kerala

Shri
E Chandrasekharan

Minister for Revenue and Housing, Government of Kerala

Shri K.Krishnankutty

Minister for Water Resources, Government of Kerala

Shri A K Saseendran

Minister for Transport, Government of Kerala

Shri Ramachandran Kadannappally

Minister for Ports, Museums, Archaeology and Archives, Government of Kerala

Joseph Stiglitz

University Professor,
Columbia University

Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist
World Health Organization

V K Ramachandran

Vice Chairperson
Kerala State Planning Board

Dr Vishwas Mehta

Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala

Higher Education

Prof Gopinath Ravindran

Vice Chancellor,
Kannur University

Prof Ronald J Herring

Professor Emeritus
The Department of Government,
Cornell University, New York.

Prof N V Varghese

Vice Chancellor,
National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration,
NCERT Campus, New Delhi

Prof Shyam B Menon

Professor of Education
Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi

Prof Daniel Little

Sociology and Public Policy
University of Michigan

Prof Devika P Madalli

Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian
Statistical Institute, Bengaluru

Prof Sukhadeo Thorat

Professor Emeritus
Centre for the Study of Regional Development
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dr B Ekbal

Member,
Kerala State Planning Board

Dr Rajan Gurukkal P M

Vice-Chairperson,
Kerala State Higher Education Council

Modern Industrial Possibilities

Prof M Jae Moon

Dean, College of Social Sciences Professor, Department of Public Administration Director of the Institute for Future Government
Yonsei University

Prof V Ramagopal Rao

Director IIT Delhi

Ms Daisy Chittilapilly

MD Digital Transformation
CISCO

Mr Tony Thomas

Former CIO
Nissan Motor

Mr Rizwan Soomar

MD and CEO
DP World- Port and Logistics

Dr Jayan Jose Thomas

Member,
Kerala State Planning Board

Mr Joy N R

Chief, Industry and Infrastructure Division Kerala State Planning Board

Information technology - (Thematic)

Prof Thenkurussi Kesavadas

Founder Director
Health Care Engineering Systems Centre, University of Illinois

Mr Nandakumar K Nair

Founder & CEO
SunTech Business Solutions

Mr Mohammed Y Safirulla IAS

Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology

Mr Gautam Sankar

VP-Operations India and Japan
Kimball Electronics

Mr Anoop Ambika

CEO CLAP Research

Mr Prahlad Vadakkepat

National University of Singapore

Mr Althaf Jehangir

CEO and Executive Director
NeST SFO Technologies

Sreekanth Arimanithaya

Global Talent and Enablement Services Leader, EY Global Delivery Services

Dr T Jayaraman

Member, Kerala State Planning Board

Dr Saji Gopinath

Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology

Mr Santhosh Kurup

CEO, ICT Academy Kerala

Prof Rajasree M S

Vice Chancellor APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University

Dr Jayasankar Prasad

Managing Director at Kerala state IT Infrastructure Ltd.

Mr Christo George

Chairman and Managing Director Hykon India Ltd

Mr Joy N R

Chief, Industry and Infrastructure Division Kerala State Planning Board

Information technology - (Main)

Ms Nivruti Rai

Country Head, Intel India

Mr Prahlad Vadakkepat

National University of Singapore

Mr Nandakumar K Nair

Founder and CEO,
Suntec Business Solutions

Mr S D Shibulal

Co-founder,
Infosys

MODERN Skill Development

Prof Ju-Ho Lee

KDI School Former Minister of Science
Technology and Education
Republic of Korea

Mr Peter Rechmann

Deputy Head of GOVET and Head of Round Table Office
BIBB - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

Mr Gabriel H Bordado

Skills and Employment Specialist Decent Work Technical Team
South Asia, ILO

Mr Atul Kumar Tiwari IAS

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GoI

Ms Sukti Dasgupta

Chief Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch Employment Policy Department, ILO

Dr Ravi Raman

Member,
Kerala State Planning Board and Former Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

Dr Mridul Eapen

Member,
Kerala State Planning Board and Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum

Prof Jeemol Unni

Economics and Public Policy and Chair, Master of Arts in Economics Programme, Ahmedabad University

Mr Srinivas Reddy

Branch Chief, Skills and Employability Branch, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organisation

Prof Santosh Mehrotra

Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr Bindu P Verghese

Chief, Social Services Division, Kerala State Planning Board

Tourism

Mr Dipak Deva

Managing Director
Travel Corporation India Limited

Mr Suman Billa

Director, Technical Cooperation and Silk Road
UNWTO, Madrid

Dr Harold Goodwin

Founder Director
International Centre for Responsible Tourism, UK

Prof Nimit Ranjan Chowdhary

Head of the Department
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

e-Governance

Dr Shirin Madon

Associate Professor of Information Systems
London School of Economics

Dr Rajkumar Upadhyay

Executive Director, C-DOT

Dr Chang Yong Son

ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division
UN-ESCAP

Dr Joyojeet Pal

Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research

Ms Anju Mangal

Asia Regional Coordinator
Alliance for Affordable Internet
World Wide Web Foundation

Dr Manish Gupta

Director
Google Research India

Dr Rahul De

Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr Silvia Masiero

Associate Professor
University of Oslo

Ms Gabrielle Iglesias

Capacity Building Specialist in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (earlier at Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok)

Mr Divij Joshi

Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow, Centre for Law & Policy Research

Dr Subhashish Banerjee

Professor, Computer Science Department
IIT Delhi

Mr Mohan Dhas

SIO, NIC, Kerala

Ms Vidushi Marda

Digital Programme Officer
Article 19 and nonresident research analyst at Carnegie India

Dr Amit Prakash

Associate Professor, Centre for IT and Public Policy, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore

Dr Janaki Srinivasan

Assistant Professor and Convenor, Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP), International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore

Dr Santhosh Vidyadharan

Chief, Perspective Planning Division Kerala State Planning Board

Mr Mohammed Y Safirulla IAS

Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology

AGRICULTURE

Adv V S Sunil Kumar

Minister for Agriculture, Government of Kerala

Dr Jacob John

Professor and Head, IFSRS

Dr Jiju .P. Alex

Director of Extension
Kerala Agricultural University

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra

Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research New Delhi

Mr Jom Jacob

Senior Economist Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) Malaysia

Dr Katheleen L Hefferon

Post Doctoral Associate
Department of Food Sciences
Cornell University, New York

Dr Sukhpal Singh

Professor, Centre for Management in Agriculture
IIM, Ahmedabad

Dr Balz Strasser

Managing Director
Bio Suisse

Dr K S Subramanian

Director of Research Tamil Nadu Agriculture University

Dr R Ramakumar

Member, Kerala State Planning Board and NABARD Chair at School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Dr Madhu Subramanian

Director of Research
Kerala Agricultural University

Mr S S Nagesh

Chief, Agriculture Division, Kerala State Planning Board

Animal Resources

Adv K Raju

Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos, Government of Kerala

Dr Jose James

Managing Director, KLDB

Dr H K Bhanwala

Former Chairman, NABARD

Dr R S Sodhi

Managing Director
GCMMF, AMUL

Mr Meenesh Shah

Executive Director
National Dairy Development Board
Gujarat

Dr R Ramakumar

Member, Kerala State Planning Board and NABARD Chair at School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Dr Tarun Bajaj

Director, Animal Products, PFV Division, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

Mr P Valsan

Secretary, All India Poultry Products Exporters Association

Mr Fauzan Alavi

Vice President All India Buffalo and Sheep Meat Exporters Association

Dr R Thomas

Senior Scientist and i/c Food Quality Control Laboratory CAR-NRCP, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare, Government of India

Dr Sudheer Babu

Professor and Head
College of Dairy Sciences and Technology
KVASU

Mr S S Nagesh

Chief, Agriculture Division, Kerala State Planning Board

FISHERIES

Ms J Mercikutty Amma

Minister for Fisheries and Harbour Engineering, Government of Kerala

Dr Modadugu V Gupta

Former Assistant Director General
World Fish Centre

Dr Leela Edwin

Principal Scientist
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)

Dr Ben Belton

Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural
Food and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Mr S S Nagesh

Chief, Agriculture Division, Kerala State Planning Board

Federalism & Development Financing

Dr T M Thomas Issac

Minister for Finance and Coir, Government of Kerala

Prof K J Joseph

Director, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Kerala

Prof C P Chandrasekhar

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Prof Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mr Rajesh Kumar Singh IAS

Additional Chief Secretary,
Finance Department Government of Kerala

Prof M Govinda Rao

Member, 14th Finance Commission and Honorary Professor, GIFT

D Narayana

Honorary Professor Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Kerala

Prof Pinaki Chakraborty

Director,
NIPFP

Mr P Shaji

Chief, Plan Coordination Division, Kerala State Planning Board

Prof Sushil Khanna

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Prabhat Patnaik

Professor Emeritus,
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Prof K N Harilal

Member,
Kerala State Planning Board

Harry Blair

Visiting Fellow in South Asian Studies at Yale University

Dr S S
Meenakshisundaram

Visiting Professor,
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Ms Josephine J

Chief Decentralised Planning Division, Kerala State Planning Board

SPECIAL INDUSTRY

Ratan Tata

Chairperson, Tata Trusts

Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman Axilor Ventures

Anand Mahindra

Chairman, Mahindra Group

Azad Moopen

Chairperson and Managing Director Aster Medicity

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited

M A Yusuf Ali

Managing Director, RP Group

Kerala State Planning Board.
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