Power of Data Summit

Dun & Bradstreet, in partnership with AMCHAM, hosted the Power of Data Summit in Bengaluru on October 26th. The summit commenced with remarks by Mr. Avinash Gupta, National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and MD & CEO, India, Dun & Bradstreet. The sessions were themed ‘Transforming Business with Generative AI,’ ‘Decoding the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023,’ ‘Building Modern Business with Effective Data Strategy/Data Challenges & Emerging Services Model,’ and ‘Holy Grail of Monetization.’ Mr. Darshan H.V., (IAS), Director Electronics, IT, BT and Managing Director, Karnataka Innovation &Technology Society, Government of Karnataka addressed the audience and shared the government’s vision on data and how they would encourage partnership with companies to work with them in Karnataka. Mr. N.S. Boseraju, Minister of Minor Irrigation, Science and Technology sent a note to members attending the summit expressing his support and cooperation. The event culminated with the launch of Dun & Bradstreet report ‘Unleashing the Power of Data.’ Representatives from the following member companies participated: IBM, Mphasis, Wesco Anixter, Grant Thornton, Oracle and HP.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Meeting with Ms. Genessa Giorgi, Health Attaché, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Embassy

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Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

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Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

Meeting with Ms. Genessa Giorgi, Health Attaché, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Embassy – 25 October 2023

AMCHAM organized a virtual meeting with Ms. Genessa Giorgi, Health Attaché, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Embassy on October 25th. AMCHAM shared details of the upcoming healthcare special session on Cancer Awareness Day ‘Enabling Innovations to Strengthen Cancer Care in India.’ Dr. Syed Asrafuzzaman, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Embassy joined the meeting. Members from MSD, Mylan and BD participated.
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Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Joint Meeting of Pharmaceuticals Committee and Medical Devices Committee

AMCHAM organized a joint meeting of the Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals Committee on October 23rd virtually. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss updates on the healthcare special session ‘Enabling Innovations to Strengthen Cancer Care in India.’ The importance of involving MoHFW, DGHS, NITI Aayog for this initiative was emphasized and hence additional invites were issued. Members from Boston Scientific, BD, Mylan, MSD, Bio Rad and GE Healthcare participated in the meeting.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Stakeholder Consultation Meeting by CDSCO on DGHS Agenda

Drugs Controller General India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organizations called for a larger stakeholders consultation meeting on October 20th to discuss certain issues and suggestions for medical devices regulations in India. The agenda of the discussion was the inclusion of exemption of import license for imports of medical devices directly by hospitals. Dr. Vibhav Garg from Boston Scientific and Mr. Sudhakar Mairpady of BD represented AMCHAM in this meeting. Members discussed the issues and concerns related to the customer direct import process, accessories to be part of DMF of the main/parent equipment, concerns related to refurbished medical equipment, MSMEs fee related challenge to CDSCO, etc. It was recommended that industry submit a detailed list of challenges and recommendations including the change in management guidelines to CDSCO.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Powering Growth: A Conversation with Mr. Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce on Electronics Manufacturing

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Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

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Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

Powering Growth: A Conversation with Mr. Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce on Electronics Manufacturing – 19 October 2023

AMCHAM organized a roundtable discussion with Mr. Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce on electronics manufacturing on October 19th in New Delhi. During the discussions, under the leadership of Assistant Secretary Venkataraman, the Department of Commerce conveyed its keen interest in fostering regional partnerships and conveyed gratitude for the amicable reception extended by the Indian government. The meeting encompassed deliberations on supply chain management, evolving trade dynamics, and bolstering India’s diversification efforts. AMCHAM members lauded the commendable policy reforms in India and acknowledged its burgeoning electronics market. Furthermore, discussions ensued concerning patents, funding allocation, semiconductor, and electronics design capabilities, which have the potential to fortify a robust global supply chain. Assistant Secretary Venkataraman expressed his appreciation for the significant contribution of U.S. industry to electronics exports, employment generation, and the fostering of a growth-enabling environment in the U.S.-India technology corridor.

The Assistant Secretary was joined by the following colleagues: Mr. Ike Ummunah, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mr. Alberto Alberto, Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mr. Matthew Eiss, India Desk Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce and the following officials from the U.S. Embassy: Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Honorary National Executive Board, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Ms. Durra Elmaki, Commercial Attaché, Mr. Sudhir Kesharwani, Senior Commercial Specialist and Mr. Naveen Kumar Rai, Senior Commercial Specialist. Members from Apple, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, AMD and Applied Materials participated in the session.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Meeting with Lt Gen M.U. Nair, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India

AMCHAM’s Cyber Security Committee members led by Mr. Amrit Singh Deo, Chairman – Cyber Security Committee, AMCHAM and Senior Managing Director, FTI met with the newly appointed National Cyber Security Coordinator, Lt Gen M.U. Nair on October 18th at his office to discuss several key points. Members congratulated Lt Gen M.U. Nair on his new role and listened to the National Cyber Security Coordinator’s (NCSC) perspective on India’s cyber security posture and industry involvement. Members provided an update on the cyber security strategy paper from 2020 and expressed a desire to collaborate on a refreshed version, considering emerging technologies, post-COVID concerns, AI, and IoT. Additionally, AMCHAM explored the possibility of coordinating multiple agencies for uniform cyber security directions and discussed the potential for joint sessions with relevant ministers and agencies. Finally, they proposed a roadmap for engaging public sector Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to enhance cyber resilience in critical sectors, suggesting a CISOs workshop. AMCHAM expressed anticipation for a continued fruitful engagement at the NCSC office.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.