GCCI held its Leaders @ GCCI event in Panaji on Friday 21st July 2023. The event featured Mohandas Pai as the keynote speaker, in conversation with Shrinivas Dempo, President, GCCI.
Mohandas Pai gave a passionate keynote address on India a startup nation that talked of transforming the country. He talked of India being a positive outlier in the world that changing, our industrial infrastructural and agricultural base, and our demographic dividend. He talked of global tech conglomerates and the future technologies such as applied AI edge computing nano materials and tissue engineering. He also said that the Startup Ecosystem will help create a USD 10 trillion economy in India, and spoke about the Indian use of digital platforms. Pai talked of New Digital Public Goods, and how they will serve as India’s startup flywheel for this decade. India is optimizing to empower problem solvers. Startups will be the force multiplier to catapult the country into a USD 10 Trillion economy.
Shrinivas Dempo spoke about Goa’s natural advantages. He talked of a fast changing world. Dempo said that Goa needs world class universities, an entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem, large talent pool, great medical and recreation facilities, excellent public transport system, connectivity with the world, a growth mindset, and a focused effort to keep growth inclusive and sustainable.
Pai and Dempo launched GCCI’s social media handles GcciGoaIndia.
Earlier Sanjay Amonkar, Director General of GCCI gave his opening remarks.
This was followed by Lalit Saraswat, Chair of the Startup Innovation and Growth taskforce of GCCI. Saraswat spoke about the first Leaders @ GCCI series where GCCI will invite leaders who can inspire, change our perspective, and broaden our horizons.
Yatin Kakodkar, Secretary GCCI introduced Mohandas Pai
Pratima Dhond, Vice President welcomed Pai.
Rohan Bhandare, Treasurer gave the vote of thanks.
The event was graced by the who’s who of Goa’s industry and startup ecosystem.