IIM-Udaipur presents the inaugural edition of its flagship event, “THE IIMU LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2012” on the 4th of August, 2012. This event is being hosted at the resplendent Durbar Hall of the City Palace of Udaipur.
In the words of Prof. Janat Shah, the Director of the institute: “The Leadership Summit aims to serve as a platform for leadership across domains to share their opinions and views on select themes with the students, who can draw insights from the minds of these decision makers.”
The first edition of this event will be inaugurated by the 76th Maharana of the House of Mewar, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar. This will be followed by an opening speech by the keynote speaker, Mr. Pradeep Kashyap, CEO, MART & President, Rural Marketing Association of India, who is regarded as the father of rural marketing in India. The theme of the first panel discussion is “Making India an Innovation hub”, with an aim to provide a glimpse of the practices that nurture innovation in the industry and how it can be taken further to achieve supremacy. The panelists who will deliberate on this topic are:
1. Mr. Debashis Poddar -CEO, Bombay Dyeing
2. Mr. Ganesan Ramachandran -Partner, Accenture Management Consulting
3. Mr. Kaushik Roy
4. Mr. Sudarshan Jain -MD, Healthcare Solutions, Abbott Healthcare
5. Mr. Sudhakar Potukuchi –Head, Innovation center, Eaton India Engineering Center
After the end of the first panel discussion, the panel will be open to questions from the audience, which will comprise of students and faculty of IIMU along with various dignitaries and entrepreneurs from Udaipur.
After lunch, discussion on the second theme, “Execution Excellence” will be open to the panelists. The discussion will aim to provide a diverse perspective on the importance of and best practices for successful execution of strategies. The panelists on this panel are:
1. Mr. Anirudh Singh
2. Mr. Dilep Misra – President, Corporate HR, J.K. Group
3. Major General P.R. Shankar – Additional DG, Directorate Artillery, Indian Army
The panelists are all leaders from diverse domains like consultancy, services, manufacturing, and sectors such as pharmaceuticals, IT, defence and aerospace.
The panel discussion on ‘Making India an Innovation Hub’ will be moderated by Dr. Gopal Mahapatra, Senior VP-HR, Oracle and visiting faculty at IIMU. Prof. Neeti Sanan, permanent faculty member at IIMU will moderate the panel discussion on the theme ‘Execution Excellence’.
This will be followed by the Closing address delivered by Prof. Janat Shah, the director of IIMU. The evening will be brought to an end with a cultural performance showcasing the rich heritage of Udaipur, followed by dinner.