The Annual Leadership Conference of SJIM
Seeking pathways for Excellence, Sustainability & Prosperity

About Event

Innovation is no longer a concept in the exclusive domain of managers and engineers. In the 21st century, there is a need to apply the concept of Innovation to raise the apogee of effectiveness in all areas-Business, Government and Society. The punishing aspect about innovation is that the contest never ends. When firms create a new market, others join the race. When one remedy is prescribed, out comes another social evil. Parry one threat up props another-even a pandemic. The third in the series of leadership conferences, the virtual conference will focus on how organisations can survive and thrive in this environment.

Conference Theme

Innovation Strategies in the Challenging Social and Business Landscape


26th - 27th Feb

24 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Mr. David Keynan

Vice Chairman
Federation of the Indo Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FIICC)

Mr. R Gopalakrishnan

Chairman - Castrol India
Former Chairman Tata Sons

Mr. Marten Pieters

Former CEO
Vodafone India

Mr. Narendra Pasuparthy

CEO and Founder
Nandu's Chicken

Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan

IIM Bangalore

Mr. Rudra Shankar Roy

GM - Process Automation & Industrial Products Consulting Leader, CBDS, IBM Global Business Services - CIC

Mr. Sudhindhra V

Chief Design Officer
IBM iX India

Mr. Sridhar Raj

Founder and CEO

Conference Speakers

Mr. Ajit Rao

Author - Corporate Trainer
Employee Engagement

Mr. Anand Kumar Padmanabhan

Co-founder Witmer Health

Mr. Anand Kurien

Head - Innovation & Sustainability Larsen & Toubro

Mr. Anil Nair

MD – Country Digital Acceleration - APJC, Cisco

Dr. Aravind Chinchure

Founder & CEO
QLeap Academy

Mr. Hanumat Sastry V Malladi

Senior Purchasing Manager,
Britannia Industries

Mr. Harsh Kumar Johari

Change Leadership Coach
Former Senior Vice President Goldman Sachs

Ms. Nandita Manwani

The Studio by Nandita Manwani

Mr. Naveen Lakkur

Chief Innovation Coach
Institute of Inspiring Innovation

Dr. Pavan Soni

Founder and Innovation Evangelist
Inflexion Point Consulting

Mr. Rajesh Srivastava

Author, The New Rules of Business, former CEO - J.K. Helene Curtis)

Mr. Rohit Sobti

Founder & CEO
Brand Monk Licensing

Mr. Sajit Jacob

Associate Director (Management Consulting) KPMG

Mr. Shankar Venugopal PhD

Vice President Mahindra & Mahindra

Mr. Sovan Sunil Panda

Product Labs Coach

Mr. Vishal Bansal

Regional Lead - Talent Acquisition
HP Inc

Mr. Vishal Jain

Founder and Product Leader

Mr. Yogesh Agiwal

Founder & CEO,
Crossover Leadership

Schedule of EVENT

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
9:05 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome Address by Director, SJIM
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
Inauguration by Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director IIM Bangalore
9:55 AM - 10:30 AM
Inaugural Address by R. Gopalakrishnan
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion on Innovations in Sustainability (Shankar Venugopal; Dr. Aravind Chinchure; Mr. Anand Kurien)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mr. David Keynan: The role of government and private sector partnerships in encouraging innovation: the example of Israel

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break
1:30 PM 2:00 PM
Ms. Nandita Manwani: Innovations in Design in the Current Environment
Mr. Vishal Bansal: The future of work and the evolving nature of employment- lessons from the IT industry

2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Mr. Hanumat Sastry: Current Trends in FMCG supply chain management
Mr. Sajit Jacob: Dimensions of digital busines innovation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mr. Rudra Shankar Roy: Re-inventing operation management and supply chain in the new normal
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Mr. Rajesh Srivastava: The New Rules of Managing Business
Mr. Rohit Sobti: Innovations in business and brand growth

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mr. Anil Nair: Fireside Chat: The Digital Transformation of India
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mr. Sudhindra V: Leadership by Design
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sarod Recital by Debanjan Bhattacharjee

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Dr. Pavan Soni: Design Thinking for Contemporary Problem Solving
Mr. Anand Padmanabhan: A model based approach to New Business Building - A Post Pandemic Organic Growth Approach

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Mr. Sridhar Raj: When a Crisis is an Opportunity
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Integro TIA Summit - Panel Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Mr. Vishal Jain: History of Innovation
Mr. Sovan Panda: Pitfalls in Product Innovation

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mr. Naveen Lakkur: A Little Extra for Extraordinary Times
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mr. Yogesh Agiwal: Purpose Driven Businesses During Challenging Circumstances
Dr. Sukhendu Roy: Innovation and Systematic Inventive Thinking

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mr. Harsh Kumar Johari: Leadership in the new normal
Mr. Ajit Rao: What can the Gita teach managers about overcoming a difficult time?

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Mr. Marten Pieters: Structuring organisations for innovation
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Address: Mr. Narendra Pasuparthy
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Vote of Thanks: Dr. R. Narasimhan