Dr William H Janeway

Topic: Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy
Date: December 8, 2018


William H Janeway is a Senior Advisor and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice. Previously, he was executive vice president and director at Eberstadt Fleming. Dr. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems, Nuance Communications, and O’Reilly Media. He is an Affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University.

Dr. Janeway is a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council and of the Field Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences and the board of governors of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a member of the management committee of the Cambridge-INET Institute, University of Cambridge and a Member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). He is the author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets Speculation and the State, published by Cambridge University Press in November 2012.

Dr Janeway received his doctorate in economics from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar. He was valedictorian of the class of 1965 at Princeton University.

Baba N Kalyani
Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge Limited

Topic: Role of private sector in catapulting India to a double-digit growth trajectory
Date: August 28, 2018


Dr Baba Kalyani is one of the renowned Indian Industrialists who is serving as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Limited, which is the flagship company of the Kalyani Group and is the world’s second-largest forgings manufacturer.

Baba Kalyani received the Indian government's Padma Bhushan award for contributions to Trade and Industry and was made Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the Swedish government in recognition of his contribution in furthering trade and business cooperation between Sweden and India. Other awards include – Cross of the Order of Merit, Germany; Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour, France; Forge Master conferred at 20th International Forging Convention in 2011; Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by Deakin University, Australia and IIT Kharagpur, India; among many others. 
Dr V K Saraswat

Topic: Inclusive Growth: A Myth or Reality
Date: August 29, 2017


Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat is India's one of the most gifted scientists and an accomplished researcher. His experience spans over four decades, in several areas of basic and applied sciences of defence research. He is a rare combination of a scientist, innovator, technologist and visionary. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the prestigious Padmabhushan. 
 
Dr Saraswat is also currently the Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
 
A PhD in combustion engineering, Saraswat played a significant role in the development of India’s first liquid propulsion engine - Devil. He is also credited with the development of other rocket engines such as Prithvi, Dhanush and Prahaar.
 
Kris Gopalakrishnan
Chairman, Axilor Ventures; Co-founder, Infosys

Topic: Is entrepreneurship for you?
Date: May 5, 2017


Kris Gopalakrishnan, one of the co-founders of Infosys, was its Vice-Chairman (2011-2014), CEO and MD (2007-2011). A celebrated global business and technology thought leader, he is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Padma Bhushan. He serves on several boards including that of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore.
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.