The Synergia Forum is a by-invite only session where we invite eminent subject matter experts to discuss the challenges and disruptions that governments, academia and businesses may face today and in the future.
Synergia Foundation is an independent and strategic think tank whose purpose is to augment decision-making at a policy level while enriching individual discourse and public dialogue.
With fact based insights, the Synergia Foundation provides impactful solutions that challenge the status quo, turning risks into opportunities.
Be it our industry-focused roundtables, closed-door interactions with governments, expertly-crafted corporate consultations, or our biennial conclaves, our interventions provide solutions that enable policymakers and industry leaders to better address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
"I am delighted to have been invited to the Synergia conference earlier this year. It was an initiative that paid off: the discussions were informative and lively and there was a genuine exchange of views. The future social and economic development of our countries depend heavily on an open and secure internet, and conferences like the Synergia Conclave - Cyber 360, are an essential way of sharing views on how to achieve the most from the internet that we have."
"We all know that it is necessary for us, with cooperation and exchange experience to mask the challenges that are there in the field of cyber security. The Synergia Foundation has been doing very good work in getting the components together."
"The Synergia Foundation is a 'do-tank' rather than a thinktank. It focuses on the broader strategic perspective of some of the cutting edge security issues of our time. It also brings global expertise and experience to the challenge of helping us address emerging threats and security concerns."
“The work that the Synergia Foundation is doing to protect the nation is very commendable. The subjects that have been dealt are all very relevant. You and your associates deserve to be congratulated for the same.”
"In a deeply divided world created by Globalisation and its multiple offsprings of insecurity and polarization, whose version do you believe? Synergia Foundation, a Bangalore based thinktank helps provide a neutral and fact-based assessment of the situation in order to form an unbiased opinion not influenced by fake news and distorted data."
"Rarely does a thinktank act as a 'do-tank'! Synergia Foundation is indeed unique when it comes to fact-based information, insight and perspectives. Synergia has enabled an unparalleled platform and network on multiple fronts to translate thought to action."
"What Synergia is attempting is to integrate technology with the more mundane aspects of security (and) raise the level of the debate so that we can look into the distance; look ahead and see what we need to do. It is seldom that conferences achieve this dimension. "
"I must congratulate Synergia for organising Cyber 360. It was a very well attended conference. It had representatives at the very highest levels: ex-government, within government, within India and abroad. Very challenging issues have been discussed and I think that everybody has gone back with their knowledge vastly enhanced. It is one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended on the field."
"We've been able to interact with some top experts coming from all over the world, policy makers of very high standing and also people who have had a great deal of experience both in govt and outside the govt and in academia. I think such events are very important because, first of all, they help us understand the trends in cyber security and, secondly, they also lead to a very fruitful exchange of views because the challenges are so huge and such conferences generate ideas which are very important for policy makers."
"Synergia Foundation did a great job. They managed to convene a whole bunch of top thought leaders, experts, academia and government to deliberate on this very important subject of 5G technology and because Synergia is a non-partisan objective forum, I think it was very useful because many people were actually able to exchange their ideas and designs. I think this should be the first step in seeing how to build an indigenous 5G ecosystem in India."
“Synergia conclave hosted experts from around the globe on contemporary security and other issues that resulted in new insights. It is one of the best and most inspiring conclaves I have attended globally. I look forward to attending the next one.”
Synergia Foundation's 55th Forum brought together 57 experts from across government, policymakers, scientists, technologists and service providers to fast-track India's path to 5G.
Dr. VK Saraswat - Member, Technical, NITI Aayog, Former Secretary, DRDO & Scientific Advisor to RM
Ajay Prakash Sawhney IAS - Secretary, MeitY, GoI
Aruna Sundararajan IAS - Secretary, Department of Telecom, GoI
Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant - Chief of National Cyber Coordination Centre
Gaurav Gupta IAS - Principle Secretary, Dept of IT, BT and S&T, GoK
Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS - Secretary, Department of Defence Production, GoI
Dr. K D Nayak - Former DG, DRDO
Max Rodenbeck - Editor, South Asia Bureau Chief at The Economist
Ambassador Nirupama Rao IFS - Foreign Secretary to the U.S, China & Sri Lanka
Dr. Ashok Dalwai IAS - Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, GoI
HE MK Narayanan - Former Governor of West of Bengal & Former National Security Adviser of India
R.K. Dutta IPS - Former DG-IGP, Karnataka
(L - R) Nobel Laureate Muhammed Yunus - Founder of Grameen Bank and Chairman of the Yunus Centre & Margaret Alva - Former Governor of Rajasthan
(L-R) Pindar Wong - Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd & Vice Admiral R.N. Ganesh
(L-R) Dr. Uzi Arad - National Security Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu & Major General Yossi Ben Hanan - Former Head of the Israeli SIBAT (War hero)
(L-R) Dr. Uzi Arad - National Security Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu & Jean Louis Bruguiere - Former Judge of the EU Anti-Terrorism Court
(L-R) Alexander Nagorny - Former Chief Editor of TASS agency Moscow & Daisuke Kotegawa - Former Managing Director of IMF, Japan
(L-R) Dr. G.K. Pillai - Former Home Secretary, GoI & RK Radhakrishnan - Associate Editor of Frontline, Chennai
(L-R) Carl Bildt - Former Swedish Prime Minister, Michael Chertoff – Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security & Vikram Sood – Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, India
(L-R) Gordon Smith - Former Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sir David Omand – Former Director of GCHQ & Fen Osler Hampson - Professor, Carleton University, Canada
Kaushik Mukherjee IAS - Chief Secretary of Karnataka