Commonwealth National Podcast

Global Reach: A New Report on Ties Between the San Francisco Bay Area and India (11/23/09)

Sean Randolph, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Jim Herlihy, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank San Francisco; Co-chairman, San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Committee
Kaiser Mulla-Feroze, Vice President, International Development & Strategy, Salesforce.com
Vivek Paul, Akansa Capital; Former Partner, TPG Capital
Sandeep Kishore, Senior Vice President and Head of Hi Tech/Manufacturing, HCL
Michel St. Pierre, Director of Planning and Urban Design, Gensler
Nandini Tandon, Managing Director, Lumira Capital
Arjun Batra,  Intel

Once perceived largely as a site for call centers and low-cost offshoring, India has rapidly scaled the economic ladder to provide increasingly sophisticated services that are embedding its companies and workers into the fabric of the global economy. Now the unique partnership between the Bay Area and India is a driving force in globalization. It is also developing dynamic markets that are attracting growing investment by Bay Area venture capital, technology and consumer-oriented companies. This will be the first presentation of the report documenting the historical, cultural, educational, trade and investment links between the two economies.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on November 23, 2009.

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