Hyderabad: Indian School of Business (ISB) has signed an MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) for partnering on various research, publication and capability building initiatives. The objective of this MoU is to create synergies between the two parties by combining academic research with practical experiences towards developing distinctive content on large scale digital transformations. Areas covered under the partnership include a series of case studies and a book documenting SBI’s digital transformation journey in addition to various other research opportunities.
ISB will capture in various case studies and by way of a book, the transformation journey of SBI, right from the Bank’s inception till the most successful digital banking story in recent times – YONO, through focused themes. Both the institutions will also explore research opportunities in areas like technology diffusion in different geographies, analytics-based customer segmentation, digital gamification of frontline, to name a few. Lastly, both the institutions will also collaborate in training, white papers, conducting seminars/workshops/conferences and other activities of similar nature.
Speaking on the MoU signing, Shri Swaminathan J, Dy. Managing Director Strategy & Chief Digital Officer, SBI said, “SBI is glad to partner with ISB for this progressive initiative. We are confident that the expertise of both the institutions will complement in building unique capabilities which will support the larger purpose of digital transformation in the times to come.”
Speaking on the development, Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, said, “The partnership between ISB and SBI is a perfect confluence of academia and industry to develop thought leadership by focusing on industry-oriented research. This is a partnership between two institutional leaders in their respective fields. With its rich legacy, SBI has rich insights and information, while ISB has appropriate world class learning interventions and faculty to study and use them for building a better tomorrow. We look forward to working with SBI, and I am sure that this partnership will be a global benchmark.”