Business Conclave at IIMB on September 17th

Bengaluru: The Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) batch of 2017-18 at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) will present the fourth chapter of its annual business conclave ‘Sammantran’, on September 17 (Sunday), 2017.

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The event, themed on ‘India Inc. Shifting Gears’, will have keynote speaker sessions, panel discussions, industrial talks and quizzes.
It aims to provide MBA students and practitioners with the opportunity to interact with the best minds in industry and academia, and to discuss current and future trends and opportunities in India’s ever-evolving business environment.

The discussions will include topics like Digitalization in Supply Chain Systems, Industrial Internet of Things, and India and Tax Reforms.

The speakers of the event include: Malo Le Masson, Global Head – Product Strategy & Planning, Hero MotoCorp Ltd; Akilur Rahman, Chief Technology Officer, ABB India; Manoviram Rath, Head, Instrumentation & Control, L&T Technology Services; Kamal Bali, Managing Director & President, Volvo India; Hemanth Sheelvant, Founder, Business Head & Strategist, Bezirk; Rohit Jain, Partner, B S R & Co. LLP; N P Singh, Former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Bangalore; Subrahmanya Sastry, Partner, PwC; Vamsi Ayyagaria, India Regional CIO & Director – IT Engineering, Dell; Veerendra Vasamsetty, Innovation Manager & Group Sr. Edison Expert Level – 2, Schneider Electric, and Madhukar Dhakappa, Indian Corporate Tax Advisory, PwC India.

Agenda: The morning session will include a networking session, followed by the inauguration of the summit by IIM Bangalore Director Prof. G. Raghuram, and the keynote speech by Malo Le Masson focussing on his journey in Hero.

A panel discussion on ‘India & Tax Reforms’, will feature N P Singh, Rohit Jain and Madhukar Dhakappa. The Industry Talk on Volvo will be delivered by Kamal Bali. Post lunch, the panel discussion on ‘Digitalization in Supply Chain Systems’ will have Subrahmanya Sastry, Vamsi Ayyagaria and Hemanth Sheelvant, discussing their views. Next, Akilur Rahman will deliver the Industry Talk on ABB. The participants of the panel discussion on ‘Industrial Internet of Things & Automation IIOT & Automation’ will be Manoviram Rath and Veerendra Vasamsetty. The sessions will include audience quizzes as well.

Background to Sammantran: India, in the early 90s, witnessed a path towards steady growth and prosperity due to progressive economic reforms and policies. Today, India is again seeing a wave of reforms – Bankruptcy Law Reforms, GST, Make in India, Digital India, and so on. These reforms are expected to have a positive impact not only on ease of doing business but also on financial inclusion. The business environment must handle challenges to make India a destination of choice for global businesses. India Inc., in this regard, has a major role to play and the associated sentiment following the reforms can make or break the economy. Can India Inc. rise to the occasion and shift gears to become an important contributor to India’s growth?