Indestructible Brands – D Shivakumar at 2nd National Leadership Conclave

Below is an excerpt from the speech of Mr. D Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd at AIMA’s 2nd National Leadership Conclave on the theme “Indestructible Brands: Building Brands to Survive Disruption”.

D Shivakumar at AIMA's 2nd NLC

D Shivakumar addressing AIMA’s 2nd National Leadership Conclave

A digital society changes the way we live work, relate to brands and to each other. We become far more horizontal in the way we work, end of the chain. It’s not a vertical society anymore. India has for a long been a vertical society. Hierarchy somebody orders somebody to do it. And then we follow their order. That’s not true in a digital society. Almost every activity and transaction is horizontal and not vertical. That’s the first point I want to make. The second point I want to make is if you look at the top 10 populations of the world for the last 10 years, Facebook has 1.5 billion subscribers or users and 70% of them come back almost every day. WhatsApp has a billion people. Twitter has 600 million people. Instagram has 400 million people. Now we are conversing individual to individual, group to group, completely on the social network, completely digital. This is what we are seeing right now. Continue reading

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Transforming Nations – Paul E Jacobs at US India Conference

AIMA in its endeavour to promote innovative and global management thinking among Indian enterprises, organised the US-India Conference in association with Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley on 8th July, 2016 on the theme ‘Managing India’s Growing Role in the Global Economy : Opportunities for India-US Partnership’ in California, USA.

Below is an excerpt from an informative speech of Paul E Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Inc at US-India Conference 2016 on ‘Transforming Nations – Empowering people with knowledge and technology’.

Paul E Jacobs speaking at US-India Conference 2016

Paul E Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm speaking at US-India Conference 2016

“Thanks everybody. Preetha and I know each other for quite some time actually due to the US-India CEO forum. We have  had lots of good discussions about how to use mobile for health care and we’re going to find some really good projects to do together so  we have been working at it but

Qualcomm has been in India for quite some time and it really is very important for us. I thought in the context of this Conference and session, just talking about how mobile technology really has been a catalyst for change, an opportunity for partnership, and it’s not a theoretical thing it’s something that we have long history doing and I am going to show you some historical information about what happened in India that made fundamental changes in the way that people were able to interact with each other and interact with the world around them for all sorts of your positive reasons. You must have heard some statistics already in terms of the reach of wireless technology. I am sure that everybody in this room has a smartphone and probably most of these Smartphones have a Qualcomm chip in them and almost certainly that chip has content that was designed in India. So almost certainly all of you are carrying around some technology that was designed in India and you use it every single day and your life pretty much depends on it.

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Managing India Awards 2016: Address by Suresh Prabhu

Address by the Chief Guest – Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India

An excerpt from a speech by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India at AIMA’s Managing India Awards 2016.

“Good evening friends. I have been attending several programmes of AIMA, about a year or 2 years ago I was here and the awards were given to some distinguish people for their contribution in various fields. And I was wondering then and even wondering today that how they must be making this selection. I was just looking at the type of people who have been awarded and I don’t think there could have been any better person than this in any of the field they were chosen, so I really congratulate AIMA for having a fabulous process of selection. I think if you can share that information we can probably select every person in that category, in every public life and everywhere else, probably India would be a much better place.

So I think I really wish to congratulate AIMA and nominees who have been chosen for very interesting fields. E-commerce is a growing area and I think over a period of time everybody is going to operate from home, overcoming the problem of mobility that we face. Delhi Metro, I think urbanization is rising. I would not say that people should not use more vehicles because I know two of you stalwarts are here. But we need more public transport. And therefore we need connectivity, mobility in a form where more people can travel in one single sphere of operation. So that is something for Delhi metro.

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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 7)

AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 7:

Recap and Wrap-up

  • Individual Presentations: Innovative Business Models of Participant Companies
  • Recap: Professor Darwin’s on Lessons Learned  – Program ends
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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 6)

AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 6:

Executive Briefings at Silicon Valley Companies

  • Visit to Cisco
  • Visit to GE Innovation Lab and Interaction with Uday Tennety, Director Strategy Engagement and Achalesh Pandey, Technology Manager, GE Digital
  • Visit to IBM Research and Interaction with Jim Spohrer on “The Emerging World of Cognitive Computing”
  • Participants work on Individual Project Deliverables – New Business Models
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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 5)

AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 5:

Executive Briefings at Silicon Valley Companies

  • Visit to Intel Museum
  • Visit to Fujitsu and Interaction with Mr Ryoma Ohashi, Project Manager, Open Innovation Gateway, Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc.
  • Visit to Kaiser Permanente and interaction with Molly Porter, Director, Kaiser Permanente and Nnenna Ozobia, Manager, Kaiser Permanente.
  • Debriefing Session
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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 4)

AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 4:

Executive Briefings at Silicon Valley Companies

  • Standard Chartered
  • TechShop
  • Rocketspace
  • PayPal
  • Panel Discussion: Emerging New Business Opportunities in India
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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 3)

AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 3:

Lectures and Guest Speakers – Northeastern University, Santa Clara

  • Keynote: PK Agrawal, CEO of NE University (SV); Former CTO of California State.
  • Business Model Innovation, Prof. Darwin, UC Berkeley
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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 2)

AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 2:

  • Instruction at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • The case for Open Innovation, Professor Darwin, UC Berkeley
  • Keynote Address by Naveen Jain, World Innovation Institute Founder & Entrepreneur
  • Visit to Wells Fargo Bank
  • Dinner at Fishermen’s Warf, San Francisco
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GAMP – June 2016 (Day 1)

AIMA’s Global Advanced Management Programme (GAMP) is one of the most sought after top management programme in India. After conducting successful programmes in China & USA, AIMA organized its 11th Edition of GAMP and 6th in the USA on the theme – “Disruptive Innovation & Open Business Models in The Changing Global Landscape”, from June 26 – July 02, 2016 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The programme was led by Prof Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Day 1:

  • Keynote Address by Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India
  • Problem Finding & Framing Exercise: The participants discussed at least 4 innovation barriers within their firms in each of the following categories: 1) Culture 2) Leadership and 3) Organizational Structure.

 

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