Agenda

SINGAPORE INDIA BUSINESS DIALOGUE 2018
 
MANAGING DISRUPTIONS IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY
SPECIAL FOCUS ON EDUCATION, FINTECH AND INNOVATION
TimeEvent
1300 - 1345 hrs:Registration and Networking Lunch
1345 - 1400 hrs:Opening session
In recent years, we have witnessed more and more industries being disrupted by digital technologies. We will soon be feeling the full disruptive effects of intelligent automation which are going to be rapid and radical. Its impact on economic structures and employment, needs clear roadmaps. These phenomena have created the need to have strategic dialogues at a transnational level to investigate strategic responses to disruptive innovation. The fifth edition will focus on investigating strategic responses to disruptive innovations and explore strategic partnership between India and Singapore in this area.

Welcome Address: Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation,
Indian School of Business
Opening Remarks: Professor Arnoud De Meyer, President, Singapore Management University
 
1400 - 1500 hrs:

Dialogue on “Changing Role of Management Education – Perspectives from East and West

The disruptions are making the shelf life of contextual knowledge increasingly short, which means that the future management professionals must be well equipped to address these challenges. In this context, the session will have a Dialogue on ‘Changing Role of Management Education – Perspectives from East and West. The new narratives must be a congruence of western and eastern thought processes.

Session Chair:

Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business
In Dialogue with:

  • Professor Arnoud De Meyer, President, Singapore Management University
  • Professor V Venkata Ramana, Vice Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education
1500 - 1600 hrs:

Fintech Dialogue – Disruption or Innovation

The session will have the Fintech Dialogue - whether it is a disruption or an innovation? There is a need to understand whether disruption is a new way of saying competition or is there more to it. Fintechs are looking to take market share away from financial institutions (FIs) and provide more options to consumers and commercial customers that are either less expensive, faster, more convenient, more efficient, outside traditional banking channels, a more personalised experience, or all of the above.

Session Chair:

Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management and Vising Faculty, ISB
In Dialogue with:

  • Session Keynote: Professor Paul Robert Griffin, Associate Professor of Information Systems (Practice),
    Singapore Management University
  • J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT advisor to the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh
1600 - 1630 hrs:      Tea/Coffee Break
1630 - 1730 hrs:

Dialogue on Strategic Response to Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive change requires new strategies. When conditions change rapidly, organisations find their former approaches which have led to success in the past, are no longer effective. It can be hard to let go of these approaches if they have been a source of competitive advantage. This leads many managers to assume that successful responses to disruptive change are a matter of luck. It was not the technology itself which was disruptive, but its impact on strategy or business models. In this context, is it possible to craft strategies to respond to disruptive innovations? The session will initiate a dialogue on ‘Strategic Responses to Disruptive Innovation’.

Session Chair:

Professor Tejpavan Gandhok, Clinical Assistant Professor - Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Indian School of Business
In Dialogue with:

  • Parakala Prabhakar, Advisor (Communications), Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Professor Srinivas K Reddy, Professor of Marketing, Singapore Management University
  • Y Harish Chandra Prasad, Founder & Chief Mentor, Malaxmi Group
  • Prasad Vanga, CEO & Founder, Anthill Ventures
  • Rajani Kanigiri Kasu, CEO & Co-Founder, Zyppys
1730 - 1800 hrs:     

Valedictory Session on 'Role of the Government in Managing Innovation led Disruptions'
Session Chair:

Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation,
Indian School of Business
Valedictory address: Dr Shailendra Kumar Joshi, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana