Pallavi founded FifthEastate who work in partnership with India’s State Governments to create collaborations between them, innovative social solutions and corporates. She specializes in Open Innovation and Technology for the socio-economic development of emerging economies.
There is a want to help the less fortunate- motivated corporates, the government, the people. But there are limitations to each of these. The sustainability is lacking. To put all the pieces together, she founded FifthEstate and works in partnership with India’s State Governments to create collaborations between them, innovative social solutions and corporates. She specializes in Open Innovation and Technology for the socio-economic development of emerging economies.
Ravi Venkatesan is Chairman of the Board at Bank of Baroda. He is also the founder Chairman of Social Venture Partners India, a partner at Unitus Seed Fund and a fund advisor at Kalaari Capital. He spoke about how in this world of constant change and innovation. the machines are bouch to catch up and converse with himans in terms of intelligence. We need to start thinking about science based innovation. He concluded with some Shakespeare
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”
Fabricate and refabricate the idea of india, and the culture. Food against fanaticism. The food our grandmothers and greatgrand mothers is as foreign as a pair of jeans. Chilies came from the foreign land when Vasco da gama came here.
So, if there is talk about eradication of foreign influence on the Indian culture, start with the chilies, he quipped. Cashew came from Brazil. And now, India is one of the largest producer of cashew. Cashews, chilies were part of an offering to the Gods. Potatoes, tomatoes, and many more all arrived here from the foreign land. What a fun yet insightful talk this was!