ODR Week 2021

April 12-April 16, 2021

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Spurred for the most part by the COVID pandemic, ODR became a national priority in 2020. The year began with ODR Week 2020 – the first week-long open discussions on ODR in India. NITI Aayog, in association with Agami and Omidyar Network India, brought together key stakeholders from the Judiciary, Government and Business, to recognize the need for ODR and advance its mainstreaming.

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy published a report ODR: The Future of Dispute Resolution in India. NITI Aayog published a discussion paper titled Designing the Future of Dispute Resolution: The ODR Policy Plan for India and requested inputs from the ODR community in India.

2020 truly allowed ODR to tip into the national consciousness and systems.  This leaves the question – what next? What will it take to make ODR accessible and familiar to all of India? How do we get businesses to onboard more disputes to ODR? How do we build capacity for this and who are the actors that can play a role in it? ODR Week 2021 seeks to explore this – the possibilities and opportunities for the ODR ecosystem in India. While reflecting on the successes and learnings of 2020, we will also discuss the potential pathways that can scale the ODR ecosystem in India.

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This year promises to be a richer experience, with first hand stories on how ODR is transforming dispute resolution

ODR Week Agenda

Day 1 – April 12, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM (IST)

Building Dispute Resolution as a Service for 1 Billion Indians

Dilip Asbe
Managing Director, CEO, National Payments Corporation of India

ODR Impact Story: Taking Lok Adalats Online

Supriya Sankaran
Co-founder, Agami

Ashok Jain
Member Secretary, NALSA

Jishnu Veetil
Case Manager, Online Lok Adalat

Pranjal Sinha
CEO, Co-founder, SAMA

Saurabh Jaiswal
Senior Associate Vice-President, Legal, ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd.

Day 2 – April 13, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM (IST)

International ODR Innovation Showcase

Colin Rule (Moderator)
President, CEO, Mediate.com

Rebecca Ross
Justice Partnerships Lead, Immediation

Graham Ross
Head of International Marketing, SmartSettle

Robert Kohn
CEO, Co-founder, E-conciliador

Laura Kistemaker
Founder, Justice42

Day 3 – April 14, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM (IST)

Building the Appropriate Business Solutions for Dispute Resolution

Ritvik Lukose (Moderator)
Co-founder, CEO, Vahura

Manish Jain
Lead Legal, udaan.com

Anubhuti Sanghai
Operations and Customer Service Head, ICICI Bank

Smriti Subramanian
General Counsel, Snapdeal

Day 4 – April 15, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM (IST)

Collaborative Initiatives in ODR

Pramod Rao (Moderator)
Group General Counsel, ICICI Bank

ODR for Account Aggregators

BG Mahesh
Co-founder, CEO, Sahamati

Vamsi Madhav
Head, Products and Operations, Sahamati

Riya Chopra
Associate, Nishith Desai Associates

Gopal Shivapuja
Director, Client Success, Oracle

ODR for Property Tax

Namita Aggarwal
Associate Manager, Advocacy, Janagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

Shashank Atreya
Research Fellow, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Advancing ODR through APIs

Vinay Kesari
General Counsel, SETU

Atulaa Krishnamurthy
Manager Legal, SETU

Day 5 – April 16, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM (IST)

Learnings for ODR Movement Building

Shloka Nath
Executive Director, India Climate Collaborative,
Head, Sustainability and Special Projects, Tata Trusts

Power to the People: Bringing ODR to All

Tara Ollapally (Moderator)
Co-founder and Mediator, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP) and Uncommon Ground

Kudrat Dev
Founder, Youth Conflict Management and Mediation Initiative

Santosh Poonia
Co-ordinator, LEAD Cell, Aajeevika Bureau

Krishna Udayashankar
Lead, Uncommon Ground

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Link to the video call will be shared with you a few days before Day One.