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#INCF & #PorterPrize 2018

30th May 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The theme for this year is “Competitiveness, Innovation & Strategy” with keynotes from Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School and Whitney Johnson who is an expert on Disruptive Innovation and Personal Disruption. Some of the other experts sharing views are Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, PM-EAC; Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda; Kavinder Singh, MD & CEO,Mahindra Holidays; Milind Deora, Former Minister of State, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications; Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore; Sanjiv Navangul, Managing Director – Janssen India, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta (IAS), MD, GNFC; NA Ansari, CEO-Steel, Jindal Steel & Power; Ravi Raman, MD & COO, InfraHedge Services India Ltd.  &  et al.

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01:00 – 02:00 – Registration and Networking Lunch

02:00 – 02:05 – Introductory Remarks by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

02:05 – 02:25 – Introductory Keynote by Anil Gupta, Founder, Honey Bee Network

02:25 – 03:10 – THE CONTEXT: The idea of Reason, Science & Progress

The world is changing around us at breakneck speeds. The tenacious march of science and technology has given us new and innovative ways of dealing with societal issues. How can we do the same in low resource settings with unique business models?

  • Neeraj Jain, Country Director-India, PATH
  • Ajit Phadnis, Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences, IIM Indore
  • Parag Agarwal, CEO, Janajal
  • Atindriya Bose, CEO, Trringo (Mahindra Farm Equipment)
  • Himanshu Jain, President APAC, Diversey

Moderated by Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & Exchange4Media

03:10 – 03:55 – COMPETITIVENESS: Triumph of Regions

From Silicon Valley to Bangalore, locations have played an enabling role in driving industrial agglomeration. Why and how are firms driven to particular places? What are the determining factors for firms to identify the right locations?

  • Siddhartha Rastogi, Professor, Economics, IIM Indore
  • Kavinder Singh, CEO & MD, Club Mahindra
  • Prashant Jain, JMD & CEO, JSW Energy
  • Yatindra Sharma, MD, KHS Machinery
  • Meera Shenoy, Founder & CEO, Youth4Jobs

Moderated by Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

03:55 – 04:40 – TALENT: Rise of Creative Class

Creation of adequate talent has always been a challenge for India. Now, with the changing nature of work after the advent of robotics and artificial intelligence, the workforce needs to be attuned with the commensurate capabilities. Will India manage to reap the demographic dividend?

  • Sanjiv Navangul, MD, Janssen
  • Jaideep Devare, MD, Mahindra Insurance Brokers
  • Srinivas Gunta, Professor, Strategic Management, IIM Indore
  • Ashok Kumar Nedurumalli, Co-Founder & MD, Team Lease
  • Sujata Deshmukh, CEO, OD Alternatives Consultancy

Moderated by Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & Exchange4Media

04:40 – 05:00 – Fireside Chat: Rishikesha Krishnan & Amit Kapoor

05:00 – 05:45 – INNOVATION: The Age of Disruption

Prosperity is created and not inherited. Creating prosperity requires adoption of innovative means to use existing resources in the most efficient way. How can innovative business models be used to aid along that developmental path?

  • Pankaj Kumar Gupta, CTO, GNFC
  • Anil Gupta, Founder, Honey Bee Network
  • NA Ansari, CEO-Steel, Jindal Steel & Power
  • Ajay Mehra, MD South Asia, Bombardier

Moderated by Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & Exchange4Media

05:45 – 06:05 – Keynote by Whitney Johnson, Founder & CEO, WLJ Advisors

06:05 – 06:25 – Fireside Chat: Whitney Johnson and Deepak Jayaraman, Transition Advisor

06:25 – 06:35 – Talk By Nikhil Gandhi, Vice President and Head of Revenue, Times Network

06:35 – 06:55 – Keynote by Shri. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC)

Release of report on “Social Progress of Districts of India”

06:55 – 07:00 – Introduction of Michael Porter by Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

07:00 – 08:00 – Keynote by Michael Porter, Professor Harvard Business School on “Augmented Reality & Strategy”

08:00 – 08:30 – Q & A with Michael Porter led by Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC)

08:30 – 09:00 – #PorterPrize 2018 & IFC-Times Network Strategy Awards

09:00 onwards – Networking Dinner





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30th May 2018
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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