Sunday, January 18, 2009


IIMB-NASSCOM Leadership Summit: A Grand Success

Bangalore, India – 14 January, 2009 -- The Post-Graduate Program in Software Enterprise Management, IIMB, in partnership with NASSCOM conducted the first IIMB-NASSCOM Leadership Summit with a panel discussion where eminent panelists, the finest minds in the industry discussed and debated on the topic:
"Managing risk in the emerging business environment"

The Panel Chair was Mr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, NASSCOM and the panel consisted of:
Mr. Sharad Sharma, CEO, Yahoo! India.
Mr. Aravind Sitaraman, MD, Cisco India.
Dr. G Venkatesh, Exec Director, CTO & CSO, Sasken.
Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, Chief Executive Officer, DSCI
Mr. Sridhar Jayanthi, Head, McAfee India Centre

The entire gamut of relevant topics and thoughts were the highlights of the panel discussion including business risks, financial risks, technological risks, security risks and the overall impact of risks on the Indian IT industry and steps taken to mitigate the same.

The key points raised included those of long term business continuity, which was said to be long with finding liquidity and most important and focusing on the root causes and eliminating them in the long run.
Key learnings: Organizing and managing an event of this scale calls for lots of dedication and passion, a outcome is a directly proportional to the effort as for anything - and everyone needs to work independently as much as together.
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The Google Bangalore team conducted the Google Challenge 2009 @ IIM, Bangalore (Product Management Workshop and Idea/Concept presentation competition) on 18th january 2009, in which the topic given was:
"Promoting Internet using Television Mass Media"
The first set of 55 teams were filtered to choose the final 20 (we got into Round 2) and among them 4 were selected for Round 3 by a team of Google Product Managers (we did not get selected into this round) – after this a democratic voting got the top 3 teams the final positions. Overall a pretty competitive round; key takeaways include: work withing constraints, and go for a data driven approach during presentations.

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