Shape South Asia 2017 (SSA 2017) is the annual regional event of Global Shapers community where Global Shapers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan come together to discuss their local issues at this regional South Asian platform. The 4th Edition of the SSA 2017 has come back to India after being hosted in Nepal and Sri Lanka in its previous two editions and is scheduled to be hosted by Bhopal Hub from 3-5th November 2017 under the theme "Shaping South Asia Through Fourth Industrial Revolution".

The young leaders from the South Asian region will gather in Bhopal to share their inspiring views and learn from each other through a series of moderated panel discussions and interesting workshops which will revolve around the impact created by the fourth industrial revolution in sectors like Education, E-Commerce, Entertainment and E-Governance.

The event will also give you an opportunity to explore Bhopal while doing activities which will focus on use of digital medium and team building.


Friday, 3rd November, 2017

12:00 – 14:00

SSA Cricket Cup

Time to create strong bond over our favourite game
Venue: Jagran Lakecity University

18:30 – 19:30

Registration & Welcome Desk & High tea

19:30 – 20:15

Ice breaking Games

20:30 - 23:30

Opening Dinner & Cultural Program

Venue - Hotel Jehnuma Palace

Opening Remarks

Abhishek Mohan Gupta
Founding Curator, Global Shapers Bhopal Hub

Introduction to Global Shapers Community

Ravi Kaneriya, Head of Social Engagement - Asia
World Economic Forum

Bhopal - The Light House City

Mrs Priyanka Das
Commissioner - Bhopal Municipal Corporation

Remarks By Guest of Honour

Dr. Noel Taego
Executive Director, Education CIMA

Remarks By Chief Guest

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Chief Minister, Govt of MP

Cultural Performances

MP Cultural Department

Saturday, 4th November, 2017

09:30 – 10:00

Community Management in South Asia

Ravi Kaneriya, Head of Social Engagement - Asia
World Economic Forum

10:15 – 12:00

Panel 1:
Does today's digitalization mark the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Ravi Kaneriya
Head of Social Engagement - Asia
World Economic Forum

Prashant Shukla
National Technology Officer
Microsoft India

Dr. Noel Taego
Executive Director
Education CIMA

Vaibhav Lodha
Founder & CEO, FtCash

12:15 – 13:15

Panel 2:
The Future of Learning in the Digital Age: How Education Needs to Evolve Against the Backdrop of Rapid Digitalization

Nirav Khambati
Chief Executive Officer
Tata Interactive Systems & Tata ClassEdge

Venkkat Ramanan, FMCA CGMA
Regional Vice President - Asia Pacific, CIMA

Hari Mohan Gupta
Chairman, Jagran Social Welfare Society

Sohara Mehroze Shachi
Programme Associate at UNDP, Bangladesh

13:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Panel 3:
Achiving Inclusive Growth through E-Governance

Shri N S N Murthy
Partner & Lead, Smart Cities, PWC India

Shri Vivek Aggarwal (IAS)
Comissioner, Urban Development

Jaivardhan Singh
Member of Legislative Assembley, Madhya Pradesh

Armstrong Pame, (IAS)
Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong district, Manipur

15:10 – 15:30

Group Photogragh of participating Shapers

15:30 – 16:00

High Tea

16:00 – 17:30


Logic & Magic

Shri Diwakar Shukla
Director, Jagran Lakecity University

Janak Bhatt, CEO & Creative Director
Pristine Ideas Pvt Ltd

How to evaluate Citizen happiness

Govt of MP

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Vikas Dwivedi, Vice President - Technology
Tata Interactive Systems


Transfer for Cruise in Upper Lake

19:30 onwards

Dinner at Wind and Waves

Sunday, 5th November, 2017

8:30 – 10:00

Morning Activity

  • Heritage Walk
  • Boat Race
  • Jungle Safari
11:30 – 12:30

Panel 4:
The changing of world of entertainment from homes to palms

Vinay Singhal
Co Founder & CEO, WittyFeed

Sameer Pitalwalla
CEO, Culture Machin

Abhijit Saxena
CEO, Mobilox

Diwakar Shukla
Director, School of Media and Communication
Jagran Lakecity University

12:30 – 13:30

Gandhi Change Awards

The top 5 shortlisted projects will be given 15 minutes to present their projects in front of panel for voting

13:30 – 14:15


14:15 – 15:30

Panel 5:
The Age of everywhere: eCommerce and the secular shift of marketplace

Sorav Sachdeva
Marketing Head, Aroma Magic

Kanika Tekriwal
Founder & CEO, JetSetGo Aviation Services Private Limited

Farooq Adam
Co-founder, FYND

Dr Nilesh Khare
Dean, Executive & Distance Learning
Jagran Lakecity University

15:45 – 17:45

Closing Session & High Tea

Closing session

Ravi Kaneriya, Head of Social Engagement - Asia
World Economic Forum

Results of Gandhi Change Awards

Closing Remarks

Harsh Agrawal
Outgoing Curator, Bhopal Hub


Closing Dinner By Bhopal Shapers