Mr. Sam Pitroda,
Adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information
Infrastructure and Innovations and Chairman, National Innovation Council
will host the first global press conference on Twitter to discuss
‘Global Innovation Roundtable’. The Global Twitter Press Conference will
be conducted on 2nd November, the concluding day of the Global
Innovation Roundtable hosted by the National Innovation Council,
Government of India.
The National Innovation Council is organizing the Second Global
Innovation Roundtable on the 1st and 2nd November 2012 in New Delhi,
India. The Roundtable will see participation of leaders of Innovation
from more than 15 countries, participating in 10 sessions spread over
two days. The roundtable will offer a forum for sharing ideas and
experiences among all the participating countries to identify mechanisms
to collaborate on inclusive innovation that meets global needs of
inclusion, access and equity. The Global Innovation Roundtable will be
webcasted live over two days at http://wstech.wstream.net/innovation/121101/.
The National Innovation Council, Government of India, hosted the first
Global Innovation Roundtable in November 2011 in New Delhi, India.
The National Innovation Council (www.innovationcouncil.gov.in) was set
up by the Prime Minister of India, Dr.Manmohan Singh, in 2010. The
Council helps implement strategies for Inclusive Innovation in India and
is preparing a Roadmap for Innovation for 2010-2020. The Council will
present its second annual ‘Report to the People’ 2012 to the Hon’ble
President of India on 2nd November 2012.
The Twitter press conference will talk about the deliberations and
outcomes of the Global Innovation Roundtable and will take up questions
from Indian and international media. Mr. Sam Pitroda will host the
conference from his Twitter handle @pitrodasam and will invite other
Global Innovation Roundtable participants to join in. The Twitter Press
Conference will start at 19:00 hours Indian Standard Time (13:30 hours
GMT) and is scheduled for 1.5 hours. The hash tag for the conference
will be #innovation. The website of the Global Innovation Roundtable
http://globalinnovationroundtable.gov.in/media.html will provide all
details of the Global Press Conference.