The Senate 2018 ‘Firing the next decade of growth: Innovating in India’

The flagship management conclave of SIBM Pune – ‘The Senate 2018’ was organised by the Corporate Interface Team of SIBM Pune on 19th January, 2018. The theme for The Senate 2018 was ‘Firing the next decade of growth: Innovating in India’

In Senate 2018, SIBM Pune had an opportunity to host Mr. Kulmeet Bawa , Managing Director, India & South Asia, Adobe Systems as the keynote speaker for the event.

The keynote address was followed by two panel discussions; the first panel had representatives of some of the foremost, established organisations of the world whereas the second one brought together senior leaders from some of the most promising and fast growing nascent organisations of the country.

The first panel deliberated on the topic “Finding New Horizons: Growing Inclusively”. The panellists were:

Mr. Avnish Sabharwal- Managing Director, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovations, Accenture India,

Mr. Pankaj Gupta, Head of India Strategy and Sales Operations, Google India,

Mr. Sudarshan Sharma, Industry Lead, Automotive Sector, Facebook and

Mr. Satyarth Priyerdarshi, Head of Product Marketing, JioChat.

The moderator for both the panels was Mr.Prodipto Roy, Founding Director, Crimson Consulting.

The second panel discussed their views on the topic “ Changing Consumer Trends- Can we keep pace?”.

The panelists were

Mr. Avinash Parhi ,Senior Director, Marketing, ShopClues.Com,

Mr. Kashyap Vadapalli, Chief Marketing Officer and Business Head , Pepperfry.Com and Mr. Pradeep Kumar- Head of Ecosystem and Outreach, PayPal.

Both the session were followed by a Q&A session where students of SIBM Pune, posed some challenging questions to the speakers. The speakers answered the questions with as much zest helping the audience clear their concepts and understanding of the topic. The students took back with them real life lessons and were imbued with a new spirit of challenging the norms and to keep learning continuously in order to not just keep up, but stay ahead of the changing times.

Dr R Raman

Director – SIBM Pune

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