International Conference

To provide a unique opportunity to deliberate on the business strategy from the senior corporate executives and academicians across the globe the “International Research Conference on Innovative Business Strategies” was organized by SIBM Pune on 28-29 March, 2014. The conference was honored by the virtual presence of Dr. R.A. Mashelkar. He shared, “Ideas are like seeds but you do not eat seeds, you eat fruit. So you need to sow the seed, give inputs, protect it and then you get the fruit which you may eat or sell in the markets”.

The conference had eminent speakers who shared their perspectives, expertise and experience of formulating and implementing innovative business strategy in their respective corporate. Some of the eminent speakers who participated in the conference are:


  • Mr. Rajiv Batra- Chief Finance Officer, Cummins India Ltd. on Innovations at Cummins with specific reference to newly launched collaborative office.

  • Mr. Sunil Kataria Chief Operating Officer, Sales, Marketing and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Limited. on Innovations at Godrej

  • Mr. Prince Augustin, EVP- Group Human Capital & Leadership Development, Mahindra & Mahindra on Innovations at Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Concluding comments by Mr. David Wittenberg, CEO Innovation Workgroups. (He is Executive guide to Innovation. He has also served as president of his state’s chapter of Mena, the high IQ society. (His books equip individuals, companies to become successful innovators and reap the generous rewards that successful innovators deserve.)

The conference received an overwhelming response with more than fifty academicians, researchers, experienced professionals and business practitioners sharing their findings of latest research related to innovative business strategy from multiple perspectives, such as entrepreneurship and general management, people management, Marketing strategies, operations and finance strategies.