Saturday, August 6, 2016

Round Table on “Providing Affordable Health Care”

Round Table on “Providing Affordable Health Care”
The Health Care Industry is growing at a healthy pace in India. However the healthcare spend is significantly low compared to developed nations or other similar emerging economies and there are significant challenges to be addressed in terms of quality, access and affordability of healthcare services.
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with Tata Group is organising a Roundtable at Bangalore on 11 August 2016, to bring together the key stakeholders in the healthcare domain on a common platform and exchange ideas, highlight key issues & challenges, identify opportunities and draw out best practices for the industry to emulate. The theme of this interactive session is “Providing Affordable Healthcare” and the discussion would centre around three broad themes - Quality, Access, and Affordability of healthcare for the masses. The roundtable would be attended by industry leaders, academia, entrepreneurs and investors focussed on the healthcare domain. The session will begin at 2.00 PM and the discussions (including Q&A) will be for two and half hours followed by High Tea. The venue will be Hotel Fortune Park JP Celestial, Bangalore. The panellists for the roundtable are Dr. Sumanth C Raman (Head – Healthcare and Life Sciences ISU, TCS), Meena Ganesh (CEO – Portea Medical), Prof Manish Thakur (Professor – IIM Calcutta), Aditya Sharma (Senior Partner - Unitus Seed Fund) and Vikram Vuppala (Founder & CEO – NephroPlus) IIMCIP ( is a section 8 company incorporated under the aegis of IIM Calcutta to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. “Thinking Social” is IIMCIP’s flagship event in the social entrepreneurship space and is conducted in partnership with the TATA group. As part of this initiative, IIMCIP conducts several seminars, roundtables and lecture series across India which culminates into its flagship business plan contest called – The Tata Social Enterprise challenge.
I am writing to request you to attend this roundtable and also to nominate your colleagues who would be interested to attend this discussion. To register for the event please write to or for any queries please call +91 8420744101.
We are looking forward to your confirmation.
Programme Agenda
Venue: Hotel Fortune Park JP Celestial, No.5/43 Race Course Road, Bangalore - 560009
Date: 11 August 2016
2:00pm – 2:15pm : Registration 2:15pm – 2:30pm : Welcome and Introduction 2:30pm – 4:00pm : Panel Discussion on “Providing Affordable Healthcare” 4:00pm - 5:00pm : Q & A 5:00pm – 6:00pm : High Tea
Speaker Profile:
Dr Sumanth Raman: Head-Healthcare Innovation, TCS Ltd
Dr.Sumanth C Raman is presently Head- Healthcare Innovation–Life Sciences & Healthcare ISU at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd where he has been working for over 11 Years. Sumanth has been active in the field of Healthcare IT for over 15 Years.
Meena Ganesh: Cofounder and CEO, Portea Medica
Meena is one of India's foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs with nearly three decades of experience in industries including healthcare, consulting, technology, outsourcing, education and e-commerce.
Prof Manish Thakur: Professor – Public Policy and Management, IIM Calcutta
Manish Thakur is a professor of Public Policy and Management at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He holds a Ph.D. from Goa University. Prof. Thakur has published several papers in national and international journals and he currently offers courses on the Indian Social Structure; Culture and Markets; Sociological Theories; Qualitative Research Methodology; Economy and Society in Post-colonial India.
Aditya Sharma: Senior Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
In his professional career spanning over 25+ years, Aditya has served in leadership responsibilities in prestigious global firms such as McKinsey, JP Morgan Chase & Capital One across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He also brings in rich and successful entrepreneurial and investing experience
Vikram Vuppalla: Founder & CEO – NephroPlus
Vikram is a seasoned healthcare strategy consultant with over 12 years of global healthcare industry experience. His passion to redefine healthcare delivery in India prompted him to found NephroPlus, a chain of premium dialysis centers.

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