Bangalore: Vista, IIM Bangalore’s Annual Business Summit, has been a celebration of ideas and leaders that shape the face of business and the global economy for the past two decades. Vista 2020 is celebrated with the theme “Portraits of Progress”, which focuses on capturing the evolving nature of businesses. It is a 2-day immersive online experience with an amalgamation of competitions, events, workshops, and activities that encompasses all the focus areas imaginable within the domain of business and management.
Vista 2020 was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. Prof. Abhoy K Ojha, Dean Programmes IIMB, and Prof. Padmini Srinivasan, PGP Chair, IIMB, inaugurated the fest and delivered the keynote address as part of the opening ceremony. Dr. Kiran Bedi shared her views on experiments in True Governance. Dr. Bedi gave valuable insights into the 5 pillars of True Governance; Invite, Involve, Resolve, Solve, and Evolve. She shared her experiences as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and how the 5 pillars helped her run a True Governance system. She then interacted with the audience in a Q&A session.
The recording of the inauguration ceremony can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AxZ7VnMxww
The ceremony was followed by a speaker session by Dr. Viral Acharya, Professor, NYU Stern, and the former Deputy Governor of the RBI. The session was moderated by Mr. Vinay Tewari, Managing Editor, Mirror Now. Dr. Acharya discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, and how interlinked economies of different countries are coping with the pandemic. He also spoke about the availability of the COVID vaccine in India and how governments must treat vaccination as a global public good. Dr. Acharya mentioned that universal health care should be accessible to everyone and that a tax transfer from the rich to poor can help in financing the same. The night ended with a vote of thanks by the Organizers of Vista 2020. A number of events ranging from speaker sessions to Vista nights are lined up for the next two days.