Representatives of US and Indian industries came together to discuss policy interventions
IIM-Indore became the first of the prestigious institutes to conduct a summit on Innovations and Make in India in the US. The summit brought together industry representatives from the US, Indian companies, and academicians from the two countries. This is the first time such a summit has been conceptualized.
The summit was inaugurated by McCombs School of Business dean Dr Jay Hartzell and IIMIndore director Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan. IIM-Indore has a partnership with McCombs Business School, University of Texas, Austin, USA, where in Executive Post- Graduate Programme students undergo a one-term course on contemporary topics at Austin. The seventh batch of participants left for week International Immersion at McCombs Business School.
Leading expert on marketing and emerging economies, Prof Vijay Mahajan, gave the first lecture on Make in India. Pravathaneni Harish, Consul General of India Houston, delivered his talk on opportunities in India and the policy initiatives being implemented by the Indian government for ease of business.
Arun Khurana head Digital companies are helping foreign multinationals. Jeffrey Tew, chief scientist and head of TCS Innovation labs-US talked about open innovation. Rama Mohan Rao, CEO of stage Bank of India Chicago office talked about SBI Internationalization strategies in US and how SBI is adding value to Indian business and helping multinationals do business in India.There was a separate panel of US business-men doing business in India.