Speakers

Vivek Wadhwa
Author, Academic, Entrepreneur
Srivatsa Krishna
The Polymath Alchemist

In this episode Vivek Wadhwa author, academic, entrepreneur explores the ideas in his book ‘From Incremental to Exponential: How Large Companies Can See the Future and Rethink Innovation’ in a conversation with Dr. Srivatsa Krishna, IAS and Secretary CEO of Coffee Board of India.

Ray Kurzweil of Singularity University has predicted that for the first time in human history, we are entering the “Exponential Era”. We are going to experience 20,000 years of technological change in the next 100 years- from the birth of agriculture to the birth of the Internet, twice, in the next century. We are living in the times when flying taxis, autonomous vehicles, robots as personal valets, reusable rockets are all happening in front of our eyes, most of them ready for prime time.

For the first time there is not only Moore’s Law like acceleration in several technologies but also convergence among them. How will these impact Governments? Can they remain immune to change or will this lead to more innovating governments? How must Governments in India and elsewhere leverage these technologies to serve better? How do we move from Incremental to Exponential in Government?

The original live event was in collaboration with the IAS Officers Association.