AIIA and Indian High Commission Sundowner
Following on from AIIA’s successful Indian delegation join us for a networking event with the Indian High Commission in Canberra. This event will coincide with the G20 Leaders’ Summit held on 9 and 10 September.
We will hear from the Indian High Commissioner providing a summary of strength of the Indian Australian bilateral relationship and the importance of the tech sector. A panel session with Indian and Australian government officials on bilateral relationship covering the Quad (critical tech), free trade agreement and other migration and skills agreements will be moderated by AIIA CEO, Simon Bush. Join AIIA Indian trade delegates both from Government and Industry, Indian tech companies that are members of the AIIA, other AIIA members, Australian government officials and Indian High Commission officials for an evening of strengthening the Indian Australian bilateral relationship while networking over drinks and canapes.
Mr Manpreet Vohra
High Commissioner of India
High Commissioner of India to Australia since April 2021, Mr. Manpreet Vohra is a career diplomat with his experience spanning over 35 years and six continents. He has served as India’s Ambassador to Mexico, Belize, Afghanistan, Peru, Bolivia and as India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat.
Mr Vikram Singh
Vice President and Country Head of Australia & New Zealand
Tata Consultancy Services
Vikram Singh is the Vice President and Country Head of Australia & New Zealand at Tata Consultancy Services for more than 4 years.
He has extensive experience in business development, client relationship, IT products and IT services sales, managing cross functional teams, compliance, part of several leading industry forums, account management, partners & alliances, IT & BPS projects delivery management, budgeting, customer relationship management and is overall responsible for country sales and operations.
24 + years of experience in Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing Services & Software Product Industry across Australia & New Zealand, North America, Philippines and India.
Director of Cyber and Technology Engagement
Department of Home Affairs
Adam Robens is the Director of Cyber and Technology Engagement at the Department of Home Affairs. He is an accomplished policy strategist with over a decade of experience at the Department of Home Affairs and Department of Defence, leading national security, international engagement, cyber and critical and emerging technology policy programs.
In his current role, Adam directs Australian engagement in both the Quad Senior Cyber Group and the Quad Critical and Emerging Technology Working Group.
Prior to this role, Adam led operational policy and strategic delivery as part of the Department of Home Affairs’ Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce, and led the development of new policy frameworks to support adoption and use of Artificial Intelligence
First Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asia Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
He served most recently as Australia’s Representative in Taipei 2018 to 2021.
He has previously served in roles in Australia’s missions in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo.
Gary headed Australia’s international climate policy and negotiations team at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and then the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) from 2011 to 2014.
Gary’s earlier roles include Speechwriter for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of the then India and South Asia Section, and Adviser in the International Division at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Gary holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Australia New Zealand School of Government (2010), and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (1997) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (1995) from the University of Sydney. He holds a certificate of Chinese language from the Tianjin Institute of Technology, China 1997 and completed the Keio University (Tokyo) Japanese Language Program in 2015.
Gary is married with three children and loves the outdoors, with football, cycling and hiking particular pursuits.
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