Office of Alumni Engagement - Events Update

Office of Alumni Engagement - Events Update

The Office of Alumni Engagement continuously engages alumni from different programmes and classes throughout the year. Following are some of the events that concluded in the quarter gone by.  The events were well attended by students, alumni and faculty along with meetings with the School's leadership.

 Webinar on ‘Sustainable initiatives for Households’ with Solar Suresh 

A webinar organised by ISB for Good SIG on June 05, 2017 on "Sustainable initiatives for households" with D. Suresh popularly known as Solar Suresh - who has built a mind-boggling house that satisfies all his needs, from air and water to food and gas! From Solar panels to bio-gas plants to rainwater harvesting, his home has it all. Through the webinar, Suresh shared his real life experiences with illustrations and examples so as to educate the participants about the sustainable way of living . The discussion was moderated by Arun Cherian Thomas, Vice President - Strategic Partnerships and Smart Cities at GIBSS (ISB Alumnus from PGP Class of 2010).134 

Nature (Bio-diversity) walk in Bangalore

ISB for Good SIG organised a biodiversity walk on June 10, 2017 in Bangalore which introduced many of the avenue trees, the stories behind them and their relationship to other creatures. Moderators of 'ISB for Good' SIG attended the walk along with other alumni

Lifelong Learning Session with Dr. Shivkumar, CEO, PespsiCo, India | New Delhi| August 19, 2017

The Startup SIG's webinar on 'GST' with Ruchi Sikka & Ashok K Khanna| August 10, 2017

The webinar was an introductory session on GST basics covering GST concepts and fundamentals by industry experts, exclusively for ISB Alumni and especially for family businesses/ entrepreneurs and freelancers.

The Entrepreneur & Startup SIG's webinar on "Idea or Execution : What drives success " by Bhawna Aggarwal, CEO, Gadget 360| August 21, 2017

Bhawna built on the concept of a strong idea verses a smooth execution.She said that though the idea behind a startup can be treated like the holy grail in business. But in reality, the difference between a successful business idea and failed ones is the execution. 

ISB Connections

Interaction with Rajat Gupta, Founding Chairman | June 17, 2017 in Bay Area 
This event was organised by the Office of Alumni Engagement and Alumni Association in the Bay Area.

View more pictures : Alumni Gallery 

Dinner with Dean, Rajendra Srivastava | June 25, 2017 in Singapore
14 alumni interacted with the Dean over Dinner in Singapore.

ISB VC PE Startup Meet | Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Bengaluru
This was the ‘first of its kind’ networking event /panel discussion put together by the ISB Alumni Technology and Startup Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for the VCs and the startups.

With around 10 alumni from the VC/ PE/ Angel space and around 20 startups, the evening was a perfect setup for learning and networking. A panel discussion moderated by Vineet Jawa  (Founder,Gaboli, Co 2005) brought out deep insights into the real life challenges and opportunities  of the startup world as the panelists shared by their experiences.  The starry panel had Shubhankar Bhattacharya ,  Venture Partner at Kae Capital, Co 2012 and Arjun Rao, Tech Investor and Co-founder, Travelyaari ,Co 2007.

CXO Level Alumni Engagement

This initiative is a platform for CXO-level alumni to interact with the School’s leadership, faculty and students. ISB’s leadership/ faculty hold one-on-one meetings with key CXO-level alumni, discussing avenues for cooperation and collaboration. Alumni interaction with students is focused around career development. These meetings are largely held on campus in Hyderabad and Mohali.

Ashish Khandelia - PGP Co ‘03 | Director at KKR




Shubhra Mehrotra - PGP Co ‘03 | Executive Director , Head - Business Development, Licensing and Strategic Alliances at Sandoz Inc United States

Ravi Rayavaram - Co ‘03 Vice President - Marketing - ‎ITC Limited

Piyush Shah - Co ‘04 | Chief Product Officer at InMobi

Mihir Modi - Co ‘04 | Chief Business Officer - ‎Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

View more pictures: Alumni Gallery

Arjun  Warty -  PGP Co ‘07 | Head, Strategy and M&A at Zensar Technologies 

Kulmeet Bawa - Co. '04 | MD, Adobe Systems South Asia
Kulmeet was also present at ILS 2017 as a speaker and met with the School's leadership during his visit on campus. 

The following alumni visited campus on September 24, 2017 and met with the School's leadership post their session - 'ISB Pathfinders' during ILS 2017(LtoR)

Ankit Sobti PGP Co 13, CTO, Postman, 
Viren Rasquinha PGP Co 09, CEO, Olympic Gold Quest
Ankur Warikoo PGP Co 06, CEO, Nearbuy
Piyush Shah PGP Co 04, CPO, Inmobi
Mihir Modi - PGP Co 04, Chief Business Officer, Zee Entertainment 

along with Peter Paul, PGP Co 16 of Unilever who was the moderator of this session.

These panellists shared their views on leadership and entrepreneurship, even as they took some time to fondly recall their time at ISB.

Also read: FinTech Summit 2017: Blockchain for Business | Equinox 2017 – Learn & Connect | TiE – ISB Connect 2017ISB Leadership Summit 2017