Agenda 2014

Nov 6: Day 1 - IMDC Auditorium

Timing Details
09:00 - 10:30 Event Inauguration and key note speech
11:00 - 13:00 New Age Banking
14:00 - 16:00 India AS Potential Global Sourcing Brick & Mortar vs E-commerce -
16:30 - 18:30 Resurgent India fights boundaries without cannibalizing
19:00 ONWARDS CEO Lunch

Nov 7: Day 2 - The Show

Timing Details
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote Speech
11:00 - 13:00 What can Digital do for India
14:00 - 16:00 Challenges in Digitization
16:30 - 18:30 Jump Start for Digital India
19:00 - 22:00 CEO Dinner

Nov 8: Day 3 - The Prestige

Timing Details
06:30 - 08:30 10K Run
10:00 - 10:30 Key Note Speech
11:00 - 13:00 Energy Security for India
14:00 - 15:30 Reviving the Glory of Indian Sports
16:00 - 19:00 XBiz War Game
20:00 - 23:00 Alumni Dinner

New Age Banking - An idea whose time has come

The Indian Banking Sector is weathering the storm of several forces - a VUCA global environment, a slowing real economy and emerging competition from non-traditional players. The spectrum of challenges is pushing the extremes ranging from stalled big-ticket projects in the infrastructure segment to an increasingly sophisticated and demanding retail customer of the digital age. As they battle these challenges, Indian Banks must also find ways to comply with increasingly stringent capital requirements and pursue financial inclusion as an opportunity rather than an obligation.

The stock markets reflect the gradual onset of optimism in the public space. However, the much-awaited Indian resurgence cannot materialise without a revitalised banking sector. How will Indian Banks step up to the challenge? The global meltdown has demonstrated that there are no infallible models available for replication. Can Indian Banks come up with inclusive, indigenous solutions to keep pace with the new demands?

India as potential Global Sourcing and Supply Chain hub

In global arena, observers are still discussing whether India carries the potential to become a center of attraction in manufacturing sector. Currently, manufacturing sector contributes 17% to Indias GDP and it needs lot of reforms to make this number bigger. Besides, focusing on quality and adoption of competitive manufacturing strategies, India needs integration into global supply chains. Rapid advances in information technology and worldwide distribution networks, along with lowering of trade barriers create a platform for India to increase its wallet by utilizing the advantages of lower wages, utilizing skilled workers with strong technical capabilities, providing innovative solutions to problems, improving infrastructure, and cultural compatibility.

Brick & Mortar vs E-commerce - Resurgent India fights boundaries without cannibalizing

As e-commerce expands in India, organizations are experiencing a dilemma that they may never have thought of. Its the dilemma of distribution and sales channel. Shall Titan sell its Fastrack Men's 3029SL03 online via Flipkart or shall it sell through a Retail showroom? At the same time, we also observe a classic competition between a brick and mortar store and an online store, both trying to sell the same product, one providing fast service but the other providing a discounted price. Consumers are completely confused. While the prices and the options available online are amazing, do they really get the high end, most coveted wrist watch online? Most probably not - they are still available in the brick and mortar stores. So, in essence, where is the boundary between the brick & mortar store and the online retail store?

As companies grapple through this problem of cannibalization, we, as students of IIMA, try to find out from the distinguished panelists, strategies and solutions to this issue - 'Brick & Mortar vs Ecommerce - Resurgent India fights boundaries without cannibalizing'