New Mobility Dialogues at ConnectKaro, 2017

New Mobility Dialogues at ConnectKaro, 2017

Apr 6, 2017
Interventions to disrupt cities for good


                                                                             New Mobility Dialogues 

                                                                                  on 6th April 2017

                                                                     at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

                                                                                 in partnership with 

WRI India is hosting ‘New Mobility Dialogues’ on 6th April 2017 (9:30 am – 6 pm) at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

This event is being hosted as part of the 5th edition of WRI India’s annual conference Connect Karo 2017 being held over three days (from 5-7 April 2017). Connect Karo brings together thought leaders and policy makers committed to designing a more equal city. During the event, presenters from various fields, such as urban design, urban planning, transport, energy, water and climate research, will be invited to share their insights and current research findings. Connect Karo is part of a global series of events focused on sustainable urban development hosted by the global network of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

More information about the event can be seen at





Program Agenda

Leveraging private sector innovation for smart cities

10.00 am – 1.00 pm: Roundtable discussion (by invite only)

The 100 Smart Cities and Startup India programs have inspired the launch of several initiatives to support enterprise-based models that are addressing the needs of urban areas, such as, transport, water, sanitation, housing, public space, healthcare, energy as well as safety and security of citizens. However, there is lack of a connected ecosystem focusing on opportunities and challenges faced by city focused programs


New Mobility Dialogues in partnership with TiE Delhi 

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm: Registration

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm: Boosting entrepreneurship and building a vibrant startup ecosystem in India
Led by Suyash Mishra, Assistant Vice President, Startup India Program, Government of India
Startup India is a forward-thinking effort by the Government of India to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and startups in the country to drive economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Frenemies forever: The role of unlikely alliances in furthering new mobility 
Led by Orahi, Baxi and Electric Mobility Alliance
This informal and highly interactive session would focus on the need for building alliances with players especially competitors and how such partnerships can be beneficial. The session will focus on building alliances with competitors, convening stakeholders in a nascent market, benefits and pitfalls of collaborative associations.

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm: How the city moves: Insights
Led by Ankit Jain, Senior Director, Ola cabs

4:15 pm to 4:30 pm: Talk: Partnerships for city data 
Led by Diego Canales, Tools and Data Innovation Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Workshop: Taming the beast: Regulating new mobility enterprises in India
Led by Rishabh Sinha, Counsel (Investment, Technology and Policy), TRA
This interactive workshop would focus on the existing regulations in the new mobility space and would use cases as working examples to illustrate the nuances of regulations relevant for various business models. This workshop is meant for existing as well as emerging enterprises in the mobility space.

5:30 pm to 5:45 pm: Talk: Use of cellphone data for city planning
Led by Abbas Rawat, Director – Global Product Marketing, KPIT
This talk would focus on going beyond traditional data for integrated transportation in smart cities and how large and accurate datasets from cellphones can be used for transport planning.

5.45 pm to 6.00 pm: Talk: The city and its data: UberMovement in India
Led by Rachit Ranjan, Public Policy and Government Relations, UBER 
This talk would focus on how Uber is using data to plan better operations and its global efforts in sharing data with cities through initiatives like Uber Movement.

6.00 pm to 6.30 pm: Networking over Coffee

This event is being held on the sidelines of the 5th edition of WRI India’s annual conference ConnectKaro 2017. If you would like to register for other sessions at ConnectKaro, please visit

Apr 6, 2017