Synergia Conclave 2019
The Future of Security: Beyond the Curve

October 17 - 19, 2019

Barely two decades into the second millennia, the world is confronted with an uncertain future. The arctic ice is melting faster than ever before. A nuclear armageddon is no longer just a war game scenario, but a real possibility. Deadly viruses and bacteria are evolving faster than we can develop a cure. The internet has made the world smaller, but also more vulnerable. With the entire world online, it may take just a pulling of the virtual plug to plunge it into darkness and chaos. By all accounts, the future looks increasingly uncertain and insecure.

Can mankind avert the inevitable? Can we come up with solutions for problems that today seem intractable? Can collective thinking and global collaboration create a future devoid of death and destruction?

We think it can.

The Synergia Conclave 2019 is an attempt to corral the best ideas and solutions from around the world. Spread over three days, the Conclave will bring under one roof a wide array of key stakeholders, including the world's leading statesmen, policymakers, security experts, technologists, scientists, and other experts. By enabling constructive conversations and showcasing concrete and innovative ideas, the Synergia Conclave 2019 encourages people to think about the future through the lens of choice and action.

Let's not wait for the future to happen. Let's create it. Together.

18
Countries
65
Speakers
28
Sessions
200
Attendees

Key Speakers

S Jaishankar

S Jaishankar

Foreign Minister, Government of India

Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu

MP, Sherpa at G20, Government of India

B.S. Yediyurappa

B.S. Yediyurappa

Chief Minister of Karnataka

Sir David Omand

Sir David Omand

Former Director GCHQ, United Kingdom

Anders F Rasmussen

Anders F Rasmussen

Former Prime Minister Denmark

DR. PAUL RAJ

DR. PAUL RAJ

Prof Stanford University, Awarded Marconi Prize

A Sundararajan IAS

A Sundararajan IAS

Secretary Dept of Telecom, Government of India

C.N. Ashwath Narayan

C.N. Ashwath Narayan

Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka

Dennis C. Blair

Dennis C. Blair

Former US Director of National Intelligence

Prof Uzi Arad

Prof Uzi Arad

Former NSA Government of Israel

M K Narayanan

M K Narayanan

Former NSA Government of India

Dr. Ramana Reddy

Dr. Ramana Reddy

IAS, ACS (IT&BT) Government of Karnataka

Shivshankar Menon

Shivshankar Menon

Former NSA Government of India

Max Rodenbeck,

Max Rodenbeck,

South Asia Bureau Chief, The Economist

Frank G. Wisner

Frank G. Wisner

Former US Ambassador to India

General Rajesh Pant

General Rajesh Pant

Director, NCCC, Government of India

K Vijayraghavan

K Vijayraghavan

Principal Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister of India

Shyam Saran

Shyam Saran

Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India

Rutger van Zuidam

Rutger van Zuidam

Founder and CEO, Odyssey

Admiral Tim Fraser

Admiral Tim Fraser

Vice Chief of Defence Staff, United Kingdom

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Key Topics

  • Geopolitical uncertainty - The curve and beyond
  • Reimagining your business in an asymmetric digitized world
  • Cyber Security: 9/11 – Who cares and whom do you call
  • The future of Aerospace and Defence industry
  • Building a secure and resilient 5G ecosystem in telecommunication.
  • How AI and Robotics shape the way we live, work and play

Past Conclaves

Each year’s agenda is intentionally wide-ranging, reflecting the many
geopolitical, geosecurity and geoeconomic challenges facing nations today.
Explore previous editions of Conclave below:.