Curtain Raiser

ISB will conduct the ‘curtain-raising’ event on 18 Jan 2018 in Delhi. The discussion on blockchain would be lead by Mr. Kunal Nandwani, Founder and CEO at Cove Identity, Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, SVP at Quatrro Processing Services and Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Associate Dean at Indian School of Business. 

What will be Covered?

The session will attempt to provide a broad overview of blockchain technology through discussion of live case studies and junk common misconceptions about it. We shall also cover the below aspects:

  • What is blockchain?
  • How can blockchain be effectively employed for Indian businesses?
  • What are the hindrances and policy issues?
  • What are the global trends of using this technology in manufacturing ecosystem?
  • Implementing Blockchain in day-to-day business. 
The session will lay the base for a more serious study of the technology in future workshops. The flow of events would be as under:

  1.  Keynote Address
  2.  Panel Discussion: 
    • Panelists: Kunal Nandwani, Chandan Chowdhury and Kumar Gaurav
    • Theme: The principle of blockchains and its impact on businesses
  3. Fireside Chat:
    • Participants: Rajesh Dhuddu and Kumar Gaurav
    • Theme: Practical deployment of blockchains in the manufacturing ecosystem
  4. Presentation:
    • Presenter: Akash Gaurav
    • Theme: Case studies of blockchain implementation by companies
Venue: 91 Springboard, Sector 18, Gurugram
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Timing: 4 PM to 7 PM
3:30 to 4:00 PMTea and RegistrationNAAll
4:00 to 4:10 PMKeynote AddressBlockchain as drivers of growthDr. Chandan Chowdhury, Associate Dean, ISB
Executive Director,
Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing,
Punj Lloyd Institute for Infrastructure Manage-ment
4:10 to 5 PMFireside ChatPractical deployment of blockchains in the manufacturing ecosystemMr. Rajesh Dhuddu, Senior Vice President, Quatrro Processing Services
Mr. Akash Gaurav, CEO, Auxesis Group
5 PM to 6:15 PMPanel DiscussionThe essentials  of blockchain and its impact on businessesDr. Chandan Chowdhury (chair),
Mr. Vismay Shah, Core Member, Cognizant CBC UK Blockchain CoE
Mr. Akash Gaurav
6:15 to 6:45 PMCase Study PresentationCase studies of blockchain implementation by companiesMr. Sudhir Chaudhary, SVP Auxesis Group
6:45 PM Onwards                       Networking cocktails All