V Kumar
Regents Professor; Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair & Professor in Marketing; Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marketing

Topic: “Engagement Strategy: A New Source of Competitive Advantage”
Date: November 22, 2016


Dr Kumar has helped gain multi-billion dollar profits for corporations through his thought leadership and research in Marketing.
David Reibstein
William S. Woodside Professor & Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Topic: Why Nations Need to Brand: The Way Forward for India
Date: October 19, 2016


David J. Reibstein is the William S. Woodside Professor and Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a world-renowned expert on competitive marketing strategy and linking marketing investments to financial value.
Prof. Reibstein is the author of many books and articles. He has taught at Harvard and INSEAD, and he has consulted with hundreds of companies in dozens of industries. His research interests cover marketing ROI, Internet marketing, competitive marketing strategy, market segmentation, marketing models, and understanding brand choice behavior.

Earlier this year Professor Reibstein authored the seminal the Best Countries Rankings “Why Countries Need to Sell Themselves” as part of his research on nation branding, which was released at the WEF Conference at Davos, Switzerland, in association with US News & World Report and WPP’s BAV Consulting.
Ganesh Natarajan
Founder - 5F World, Chairman - NASSCOM Foundation & Global Talent Track

Topic: How businesses can thrive in a digital world
July 12, 2016


Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Skills, Start-ups and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Chairman of Global Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia. Ganesh has two significant corporate success stories to his credit - APTECH a global training major which he led for ten years and Zensar Technologies, a global software success story which he led as its Vice Chairman & CEO till early 2016. Ganesh’s industry responsibilities include Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation, President of the HBS Club of India and a member of the National Council of the CII. Ganesh is a Global Board Director of Social Venture Partners and Convener of SVP Pune. Author of nine books and a sought after speaker at national and international forums, he believes in the triple bottom line approach to management and leadership.
Shoji Shiba

June 20, 2016


Professor Shoji Shiba, a Padma Shri awardee, is a world renowned Breakthrough Management expert has been guiding the process of transformation of the Indian industry. Globally, he is best known for developing the Five Step Discovery Process for Breakthrough (BT) Management and globalisation of TQM.
N R Narayana Murthy

Date: April 5, 2016


In 1981, Narayana Murthy founded Infosys, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, He served as the CEO of Infosys during 1981 – 2002, as the Chairman and Chief Mentor during 1981 – 2011, and as the Chairman Emeritus during August 2011 – May 2013. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. Mr. Murthy articulated, designed, and implemented the Global Delivery Model, which has become the foundation for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India.
Vijay Govindarajan

Topic: A talk on the Three Box Solution: A strategy for leading innovation
Date: January 25, 2016


Vijay Govindarajan (VG) is widely regarded as one of the worldÂ’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business and the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. VG, who features in the Thinkers50 list, the first ever ranking of global management thinkers, writes about innovation and execution on several platforms including Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to deepen and integrate their thinking about strategy. He has been a keynote speaker in the HSM World Business Forum, TED and World Economic Forum at Davos.