The India Advantage Summit - An Overview


TIA Summit has emerged as a key platform to showcase innovative city based solutions and facilitate partnerships for sustainable urban development.
The 3rd edition of The India Advantage Summit (TIA Summit) will be held on 18th & 19th of July 2019 at The Taj Westend, Bengaluru. The 2019 edition aims to deliberate on Society 4.0 and discuss the key aspects driving the future cities. The summit will bring together 350 delegates representing 10 countries with the sessions designed to promote in-depth interactions, exchange of opinions, and networking.

Summit Pillars

Efficient & Effective Governance

Efficient & Effective Governance is critical to ensuring that development benefits both people and the planet. Good governance should entail processes, decisions and outcomes that are environmentally and socially just.

Urban Mobility & Seamless Transit

Urban mobility is one of the toughest challenges that cities face. Being able to get around urban areas quickly, conveniently and with little environmental impact is critical particularly in large cities. The National Urban Transport Policy aims at promoting Integrated Land Use Planning, Bus Rapid Transit, Non-motorized Transport etc. Implementation of these policy measures calls for innovative urban transport planning and adoption of modern and smart technologies. The session will feature MNCs and start-ups presenting innovative mobility solutions.

Urban Planning, Design & Resource Management

Urban Planning & Design is a valuable force for city leaders to achieve sustainable development. In addition,urban design blends architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning together to make urban areas functional and attractive.
Managing the resource footprint of cities calls for institutional coordination and other forms of collaboration - which has rarely been evident in policy or practice. The majority of cities/municipal administrations plan and manage along sectoral lines and within municipal boundaries; consequently, they are unable to fully realize the interaction and synergies between water, energy and food security and the potential co-benefits arising from integrated resource management.

Geo-spatial technologies

A dedicated technology session for this edition as we believe Geo-spatial technologies will have a key role in enabling smart and sustainable cities. It has applications in energy, water, transportation, public safety, citizen services, city governance, healthcare, education, etc. Geo spatial tech not only improve the efficiency in managing the city infrastructure, but also enable collaboration during city planning, development and operations.

Health & Well-Being in Cities

Humans should be at the heart of our thinking when building future cities. By focusing on and investing in well-being through innovation and design, city leaders and planners can build comprehensive, sustainable and inclusive ways.

Community Building & Inclusive Cities

We build cities that bring us together or push us apart. "Gated communities" are an obvious example of building to isolate, but other methods are also common. Streets that are too wide, with fast moving traffic, divide us. So do zoning codes that separate uses and housing types creating barriers and distance between people. Mixed-use neighborhoods and great public spaces, on the other hand, bring citizens together in real communities


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Speakers at TIA SUMMIT 2019

  • Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, IAS

    Urban Planning at Government of Karnataka
    Wiebke Dörfler
    Managing Director
    Bavarian Indian Centre for Business & University Co-operation
  • Margit Hellwig-Bötte
    Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bengaluru
    Amit Gupta
    Yulu Bikes
  • Dr. Jürgen Lehmann
    President of Hof University & Chairman of Directors of BayIND
    Sebastien Hug
    Swissnex India & Consul General of Switzerland, Bengaluru
  • Dhiraj Wali
    Bosch Management Services India, Former Vice President Bosch Group
    Jan Künne
    EDG Palo Alto Silicon Valley USA
  • Fatime Ahmeti
    Climate City Cup
    Claus Heimes
    Goethe Institute Bengaluru
  • Aman Singh
    Head of IOT
    Madhusudan Chakrapani
    Director and CTO
    REConnect Energy
  • Kaustubh Dhonde
    Founder & CEO
    AutoNxt Automation Pvt Ltd
    Miha Murn
    Curator Ljubljana ART Expo and President
    AAMI Corporation, Europe
  • Stane Basa
    Vice President
    24alife, Europe
    Ravindra J
    AGM & Regional Business Field Manager
    TUV Rheinland
  • Venkatesh Pampana
    Research Associate
    Fortiss GmbH, Germany
    Amit Kumar Srivastava
    Business Development Asia Pacific
  • Indrajit Roy
    Industry Leader – Government
    Client Innovation Center India,
    Preetham Mehra
    Head India - Government Practice
  • Thomas Ramapuram
    Joint Director
    Evolve Back Resorts
    N. Ganesh
    Managing Director
    Ecochem Lab
  • Fr. Joy Nedumparambil SDB, Executive Director – Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society
    Vinamra Srivastava
    CEO, India Operations & Pvt. Funds
    Ascendas India
  • S. J. Vijay
    hoMMission India Pvt. Ltd
    Ganesh Shankar
    Founder & CEO
  • Amrita Gandikota
    Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
    Anita Kumar
    Solutions Sattva
  • Kavyanidhi Narayan
    Collaboration Business
    (India & SAARC)
    at CISCO Systems
    Sundeep Sainani
    Electric Vehicle Business Unit
    TATA Motors
  • Deepika Malwal
    Senior Scientist
    Log 9 Materials
    Naveen Mamgain
    Co-Founder & Design Head
    Quick Ride
  • Nivedha RM
    Founder & CEO
    TrashCon Labs Private Limited
    Rajiv Mukherjee
    CEO & Founder
  • Fr. Noel Maddhichetty
    Don Bosco Network South Asia
    Sumit Sharma
    Regional Director
    Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Bengaluru
  • Sankara Srinivasan
    Founder & CEO
    Senthil Kumar
    Vice President
    Strategic Relations and BD at SECON Private Limited

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