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  1. 1. ConneXion 2010 A PGPX IIMA EvEnt
  2. 2. ConneXion 2010 ConneXion is an annual event organized by PGPX students at IIMA to drive industry interaction with academia. It is a platform to bring together eminent personalities, thought leaders and policy makers to debate contemporary issues facing corporate leaders and public policy makers. This year ConneXion will be held from Oct 22nd to Oct 24th 2010. The theme of ConneXion 2010 is Management Challenges for Emerging Opportunities. The event will mobilize innovative ideas in the domains of inclusive growth, green technologies, challenges faced by young innovative leaders and the challenges for marketing innovations. The industry leaders and prominent speakers will present their point of views on these issues as well as critique the ideas presented by students. The participants of the event will also learn from the innovations taking place in different sectors of Indian economy. Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will inaugurate ConneXion 2010 on 22nd Oct. Day 1 of the conference will focus on Innovations for Inclusive Growth. The Day 2 speakers will discuss the Green Technology Innovations. The last day of conference will focus on the Marketing Innovations. About PGPX PGPX at IIM, Ahmedabad is One Year Post-Graduate Programme In Management For Executives. It is a full-time residential program for executives with substantial work experience. PGPX is a get-ready-for-top-management course wherein the sharpest minds make it to the consideration. PGPX is tailored to take cognizance of every student’s rich real-life industry experience. The programme develops bright, enthusiastic and aspirational ex- ecutives into management leaders and change agents for the global arena. PGPX has a general management focus, with emphasis on global management and cross-cultural skills. PGPX was started in 2006. The current class of PGPX 2010-11 is the 5th batch. Post PGPX, students have joined in senior management roles such as GM, VP, AVP and Functional Heads. Sev- eral growing SMEs have benefited by recruiting PGPX graduates for executive roles of COO, CEO, Head of IT and various VP positions in Sales, Operations and Strategy. Batch Profile: PGPX V (2010-11) The current PGPX batch of 86 students has a diverse set of executives from various industries such as FMCG, Financial Services, Government Services, Hospitality Services, IT & IT Services, Management Consultancy, Man- ufacturing, Engineering & Process, Projects Design & Construction, Shipping, Telecom, Healthcare, Pharmacy, BPO and many more. With an average GMAT of 712, PGPX has one of the highest average GMAT scores across the globe. The average work experience of the batch is 10+ years with an average international experience of 4.4 years. While 92% of the PGPX V students have international experience, 42% of the students have returned to India from across the globe for joining PGPX.
  3. 3. ConneXion 2010 Schedule Day 1: 22/10/2010 Participants 11:30 to 13:00 Session on Globalizing and Resurgent India • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam through innovative Transformation • Prof. Anil Gupta • PGPX Students 13:45 to 15:00 Short presentation by PGPX students and panel • Karumuttu Kannan, MD, Thiagarajar Mills and Member – response on Innovations for Inclusive & Sustain- TamilNadu State Planning Commission able Growth • Chirag C. Doshi, Managing Director, Walchandnagar 15:15 to 16:30 Panel Discussion Industries Ltd 16:45 to 18:00 Inaugural Speech on Innovation in Governance • Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 18:15 to 18:45 CEO Dinner Meet – Speech on “Emerging Chal- • Murali Sivaraman, CEO Philips India lenges for Indian Leaders” 18:45 to 19:15 CEO Dinner Meet on “Emerging Challenges for • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Indian Leaders” 19:15 to 20:45 Dinner Day 2: 23/10/2010 Participants 09:00 to 10:00 Keynote Session: Green Innovation • J J Irani, Director, Tata Sons 10:30 to 12:30 Student Presentation & Panel Discussion on • Rajgopal Nogja, President, Lavasa Corporation Limited & Green Innovation HCC Real Estate • Chender Baljee, CMD, Royal Orchid Hotels • TK Kurien, President, Wipro EcoEnergy • Shambhu Das, CEO, Torrence Capital • Vivek Gupta, Director, Saran Renewables • Shamik Moitra, General Principal, Aditya Birla Private Equity 15:30 to 20:00 Alumni Meet • PGPX V Students and Alumni 20:00 to 22:00 CEO Dinner Meet on “Challenges in Innovation • Sandip Tarkas, President, Customer Strategy, Future for Indian Businesses” Group • Ravi Krishnan, Managing Director and Sr Vice President, IMG South Asia • Bhaskar Das, Executive President, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. Day 3: 24/10/2010 Participants 08:00 to 09:00 Keynote Session on Marketing Innovations • Prof. Harrick Vin, Vice President & Chief Scientist, TCS 9:30 to 12:00 Student Presentation & Panel Discussion on • Sandip Tarkas, President, Customer Strategy, Future Group Challenges in marketing innovations • Ravi Krishnan, Managing Director and Sr Vice President, IMG South Asia • Bhaskar Das, Executive President, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. 12:30 to 13:30 Valedictory Session • Prof. S. K. Barua, Director, IIM Ahmedabad
  4. 4. Activities During ConneXion TVIG - The Voices of Inclusive Growth During the ConneXion event, PGPX students will introduce grass-root innovators and present their innovations to the distinguished audience. PGPX students have created a forum to promote grass-root innovators identified through organizations such as National Innovation Foundation. The objective of this initiative is to help the identified innovators to build business capabilities and to provide them managerial support. With a passion to encourage inclusive growth, PGPX students aim to achieve commercialization of these identified innovations. The PGPX Students strongly believe that such an effort can be catalytic in promoting innovation at the grass-root level. IIMA 5K Run PGPX have a tradition of participating in Mumbai marathon. Starting this year, PGPX takes a step ahead with the introduction of IIMA 5K run. The 5K run event symbolizes the family environment at IIMA wherein not only the students (PGP, PGPX and FPM) but also the faculty, the staff and their families will join the run. The running route is spread across the sprawling IIMA campus including both the old and new campuses, connected by the IIMA Tunnel. The runners will compete for the titles of “The Men’s 5K Champion” and “The Women’s 5K Champion.” The time & venue for the run is 21st Oct 2010 5.00 pm @ IIMA campus. We extend the invitation to the dignitaries and alumni in joining the first IIMA 5K Run. Contact Information ConneXion 2010 Organizing Committee Members Sandeep Deshmukh Sudhir Patil - +91-812-866-1060 - +91-812-866-1073 Sujai Sen Rajesh Premchandran - +91-812-866-1074 - +91-812-866-1053 ConneXion 2010 Organizing Committee Indian Institute of Management, New Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015