Bengal’s Flag Bearer at World Economic Forum in Davos, Meghdut Roy Chowdhury represents India in the Global Arena

The recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, witnessed a dynamic display of India’s economic prowess and entrepreneurial spirit. Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director at Techno India Group, one of the largest educational conglomerates in India, played a key role in showcasing India’s potential on the world stage.

A Davos veteran, Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury described the forum as a place of inspiration, networking, and agenda-setting for the year ahead. He helped curate talks at the India Engagement Center, India’s official pavilion, highlighting the nation’s emergence as a significant global economic and innovation hub.

India was consistently presented in a positive light, frequently described as an up-and-coming superpower with references to the “decade of India.” Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury’s curated sessions, titled “New Age India” at the India Engagement Center with Yashraj Akashi, brought the concept of “New Age India” to life, showcasing the country’s diverse talent and entrepreneurial drive.

Esteemed speakers included Shri. Balamurugan D., Joint Secretary at the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT); Raju Narisetti, Leader, Global Publishing at McKinsey & Company; Nishith Desai, Founder of Nishith Desai Associates; Edith Nordmann, Member of the Task Force on Future of Work, Skilling, and Mobility under B-20 India; and Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director of Hitachi India. In addition, “Taking India’s New Age Entrepreneurship to The World” featured distinguished speakers like Shri. Rajesh Kumar Singh, DPIIT Secretary, Govt of India; Vaishali Sinha, Co-Founder of Renew Power Foundation; Yat Siu, Founder of Animoca Brands (Metaverse & Blockchain Technologies); Zubaida Bai, CEO of Grameen Foundation; and Chetan Baregar, Co-Founder of Recykal.

“The Global Indian: Catalysts of Global Change” took center stage at the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters on January 17, 2024. Organized to explore the influential role of Indian leaders in shaping global paradigms, the discussion featured a distinguished lineup of speakers including Pavan Sukhdev, CEO of GIST Impact; Asha Jadeja, Chairman of Motwani Jadeja Foundation; Puneet Renjhen, Board Member of Mahindra Group; Raju Narisetti from McKinsey (New Age Industry Catalyst); Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director of Ujala Cygnus; and Tapan Singhel, MD & CEO of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.

Collaboration was a central theme, with Mr. Meghdut RoyChowdhury championing partnerships as drivers of growth and innovation. The partnership between the PhD Chamber of Commerce, edge entrepreneurs, and Invest India highlighted this focus and presented India’s new age energy and potential to the world.

Significantly, the discussions at the World Economic Forum also highlighted the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in shaping the global economic landscape. With India at the forefront of this revolution, Mr. Meghdut RoyChowdhury emphasized the critical role AI plays in enhancing business operations, governance, and societal welfare. He pointed out successful AI initiatives in India that are setting benchmarks in healthcare, agriculture, and smart cities, showcasing how technology can be harnessed to solve real-world problems efficiently. The forum served as an excellent platform to demonstrate how Indian innovations in AI are not only technologically advanced but also socially inclusive, further reinforcing India’s position as a global hub for cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Looking ahead, Mr. Meghdut RoyChowdhury wants to see increased representation from West Bengal at Davos, like the strong presence of other Indian states promoting their achievements. He believes that a larger, more focused effort will further amplify New Age India’s dynamism and optimism on global platforms.

Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury concludes that India’s success at Davos depends on collaborative efforts and a unified commitment to advancing the nation’s interests on the international stage.

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