Business, Government & Philanthropy: A conversation with Nandan Nilekani



Nandan Nilekani, Unique Identification Authority of India
Matt Bannick, Omidyar Network
Gerhard Casper, Stanford University

Date and Time

May 1, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM



Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM April 30.


Oberndorf Event Center, 3rd Floor / Stanford Graduate School of Business (641 Knight Way)

We invite you to a special event with Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, one of the world's largest IT services companies.  Nilekani is also Chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), an ambitious government program designed to issue biometric identity cards to all citizens of India, with goals such as of reducing corruption in government transfers and increasing financial inclusion for the poor.  The event will give us the opportunity to hear Nilekani's view on the potential of the UID project as well as the vigorous debate it has engendered.   Nilekani will also reflect on business,the economy, and philanthropy in India.  

Matt Bannick, Managing Partner of Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm founded by eBay's Pierre Omidyar, will lead the discussion. Gerhard Casper, former President of Stanford University will make a special introduction.

The event is open to the public at no charge.  


NOTE: We are taking no further RSVPs for the event.