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Year 2009 - Key Speakers

Keynote Speakers



Professor Howard Gardner Prof. Howard Gardner of Harvard University presented the keynote address via live video link from the United States. He used his ‘Five-Kinds of Minds’ model to paint a picture of the ways in which minds will be valued in the future; linked this to how & what we teach in school and also emphasized how technology will dramatically change things including possibly eliminating schools as we know them.

Other speakers – SOT ‘09


Vineet Joshi – Chairman CBSE
Dileep Rajnekar – CEO Azim Premji Foundation
Rajendra Pawar – Chairman NIIT
Vinita Bali – CEO Britannia
Amukta Mahaptra – Director Schoolscape
David Weinberger - Technologist

Some good words from SOT ‘09


“The conference was absolutely wonderful. It was very interactive and meticulously planned. I thank you for making me a part of this lovely endeavour of yours” -
Pallavi Mandradiar, VCV Shishu Vidyodaya, Coimbatore

“The conference was truly a memorable one for the delegates in terms of content, delivery and experience, with great takeways both in terms of understanding the need for change in thinking out the approaches to learning and connecting with the needs of the society”-
Gowri Sivasankar, Chennai
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