Leadership through Design

Key Areas of Focus

Leadership through Innovation

Educating for Design Leadership

Raising the Bar: New Perspectives on Design

Implementing National Design Policy

Thriving in the competitive marketplace through design

Distinguished Speakers

Bruce Nussbaum Assistant Managing Editor, Business Week
Vikram Kirloskar Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd.
Arun Jaura Senior Vice President-R&D, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Michele Straniero Director, Overseas Sales & Business Development, Studio Pininfarina, Turin
Mukund Bhogale Managing Director, Nirlep Appliances Ltd
Hari Nair Director, Whirlpool Global Consumer Design Asia
Ajay Shankar Secretary, DIPP, Government of India
Raj Rewal Architect, New Delhi
Giorgio Croci University "La Sapienza", Rome
Claudio Moderini Director-Design Department, Domus Academy, Milan
Ravi Sawhney President & CEO, RKS Design
Madhukar Dev Managing Director, TATA Elxsi Ltd
Geoff McCormick Alloy Total Product Design
Surya Vanka Microsoft Corporation
Shilajeet Banerjee D-School, Stanford University
Anna Kirah Dean, 180 Academy, Denmark
Gregg, Davis Principal, Design Central and Executive Editor, Innovation Magazine
Kingshuk Das Vice President, New Market Strategy, IDEO

Italy was the partner country for the summit. An Italian Exhibition: "100 Objects of Design" showcasing a selection of some of the most meaningful objects of Italian design, ranging from the post-war period up to the present would also be held concurrently with the Summit.