Deshpande Foundation

14th Development Dialogue Technology for Impact and Scale

Contact person: Rounak Ghosh

14th Development Dialogue Technology for Impact and Scale

As the world moves into the post-COVID era, we are in a unique position to appreciate the difference that technology has made in our lives, first-hand, whether it is through our experience of remote learning, remote work or remote commerce. However, there is still a lot that remains to be done to bring the benefits of technology to the social development sector.

Efforts to address urgent social issues and scale proven solutions have been incremental and constrained partly due to the lack of appropriate technological solutions. Around the world, technology is being recognized as an important means to achieve the goal of bringing about faster, more affordable and more impactful outcomes in addressing major challenges of society.

The theme of the 14th Development Dialogue is Technology for Impact & Scale. It will focus on a vision of the future where technology enables rural transformation by providing key capabilities to enable faster, cheaper and better services for rural India.


Radha Basu

Radha Basu

CEO, iMerit

Narayan Murthy

Narayan Murthy

Founder, Infosys

Srikanth Nadhamuni

Srikanth Nadhamuni

Founder CTO Aadhaar

Shubo Biswas

Shubo Biswas

Global CTO – Deshpande Foundation


The key takeaways from the webinar will be:

Friday, 3rd February 2023

6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit to Deshpande Foundation Interventions

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner with guests

Saturday, 4th February 2023

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Session: Welcome song recital by Jaishree Deshpande, Opening Note by Gururaj Desh Deshpande

9:10 am - 9:15 am

Brand Video

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Cultural Program

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Session 1: Keynote Opening: Technology for Impact and Scale

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Tea Break

11:05 am - 12:15 pm
(10 mins layover)

Session 2: Agriculture’s connected future: How Technology is Transforming Agriculture

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
(10 mins layover)

Session 3: Edu-skilling: Democratizing Learning Opportunities

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
(10 mins layover)

Session 4: Tech Start-Ups & Micro Entrepreneurship: Scaling Impact through the New Age Entrepreneurship

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Session 5: Impact Through Partnerships (Farm Pond, SkillPlus & SiV)

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Vote of thanks and concluding remarks

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tea Break + Networking

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Transition to Infosys Campus

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Evening with Legends

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm