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CHIEF GUEST
Dr. Sudhir Krishna
Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Develpment

Dr. Sudhir Krishna was a member of the Indian Administrative Service since 1977, till he retired in June 2014 as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, where he was in-charge of urban planning, urban infrastructure and urban transport. He was also the Chairman of the Metro Rail Corporations of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Kochi and the Urban Mass Transit Company, a PPP venture.

He has held a variety of other senior positions in the Government of India, in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Fertilisers and the Finance Commission. In Karnataka, he worked as Metropolitan Commissioner, Bangalore, Principal Secretary, Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport, Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Director of Sugar, and Deputy Commissioner etc. He was also in the faculty of LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

He holds a PHD in Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfers, from the Centre of Federal Studies, Jamia Hamdard, Delhi and Master of Public Management from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA), besides MSc (Physics) from the Benaras Hindu University.

He has published several books and articles on issues relating to public administration, decentralized planning and public finance.
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rajiv Narang
Author, Orbit Shifting Innovation
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director Erehwon Consulting


Rajiv founded Erehwon in 1989 and he has over the last 20 years lead it to becoming the world’s & India's leading Innovation Consulting firm.

Rajiv's passion for Innovation & Imagination is boundariless. He brings unique & indepth insights into the Strategic, Organisational & Leadership dimensions of Innovation. And what's more, as a compelling, powerful speaker he has inspired people across cultures & across the world into realizing 'What does it take to bring alive Orbit-shifting Innovation'?

Rajiv's perspective & insights in Innovation cut across Business, Social & Public services. His capacity to bring together insights from these worlds into a seamless & holistic Innovation models is unparalleled.

He has over the last twenty years lead a diverse and rich portfolio of strategic innovation & leadership initiatives with organisations like Bank of America, Max New York Life, Novartis, Unilever, IFF, Infosys, Wipro, ESPN. He partnered in architecting Marico's 'Innovation for India' foundation and the 'Innovation for India' awards. He pioneered 'The Challenger' - Insight project that finally culminated in Erehwon's first book 'Making Breakthrough Innovation happen' - How 11 Indians did the Impossible?

Recognised as India's Innovation Thought Leader, Rajiv engaged;

as a part of National Planning Commission panel to recommend    'India's Innovation Strategy'.
as a Council member of the 'Innovation for India' Foundation &
as a Co-chairperson of the FICCI Innovation Committee.

Rajiv's Mission is to enable the world to leverage Innovation, to find non-linear answers for the immense challenges that face our planet today. The mission to build Erehwon into that powerful & catalytic force that will positively influence and transform an organisations capacity to Innovate and make a meaningful difference.
 

Date: 22nd August 2014
Venue: Four Seasons, Mumbai
Time: 6 PM onwards


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