Venue: The Oberoi, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Bengaluru
Time: 1630 – 2000 hrs
August 26, 2014
CTO Interaction is a meeting of eminent CTO’s gathering under the Council’s banner to discuss upon the state of India’s Innovation and technology. CTO Interaction is an initiative by the council to provide leading technology, innovation enthusiasts to opine on key important issues, challenges and opportunity that lies ahead for India. In attendance we have a sterling line up of CTO’s ranging from established multinational to upcoming cutting edge organizations and technology brokers within the country. With this, we aim to bring forward views and opinions of the experts in the field, who have, with their experiences, managed to understand and play a part in taking charge of country’s innovation.
Council’s aim is to work together to set an action agenda to increase competitiveness in India, while generating innovative public policy solutions for a more prosperous and healthy India. Collectively under the Council’s banner, put forward issue-based opinion in order to promote growth and opportune development of our country. The Council recognizes “innovation” as one of the key focus areas where the Council will look to partake an active interest and will look to engage in the conversation that would drive India forward. With leading voices as part of this conversation under the banner of the Council, we look forward to exciting times. CTO Interaction is an initiative by the council to provide leading technology, innovation enthusiasts to opine on key important issues, challenges and opportunity that lies ahead for India.
The roundtable will focus on Frugal Innovation and Bottom of Pyramid with further deliberations on:
- Big Data and frugal innovation
- BOP and business models
- How are companies innovating products/ services to address the large ‘bottom of the pyramid’ market in India/globally
- Market opportunities and how the companies are targeting them
- How is the overall value chain structured to address market opportunity
- Level of localization, supplier base, distribution network; payment network
- What changes/ improvements need to be implemented by Government/ Industry etc to drive frugal innovation
In order to address these pressing issues we must adopt a pro-growth strategy that is aimed at driving innovation in order to create shared value of within society. This would help generate an ability to steer the nation across to safer shore as opposed to emerging risks or disruptions and would eventually help the country to emerge as leader in the global economy.
Time: 16:30 – 17:00
Registration for CTO Participants
Time: 17:00 – 17:15
Opening Address by Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Partner, Roland Berger
Time: 17:15 – 17:55
Presentation on Frugal Innovation in Healthcare
Munesh Makhija, Managing Director, GE India Technology Center and Chief Technology Officer, GE India
Time: 17:55 – 18:35
Presentation on BOP and Business Models
Suresh Sethi, CEO, Vodafone mPesa
Time: 18:35 – 19:05
Table 1 – How are companies innovating products/ services to address the large ‘bottom of the pyramid’ market in India/globally?
by Leena Pishe Thomas, Energy/Environment & Climate Change/Technology/Finance/International Business Specialist, EBTC
Table 2 – How do the companies identify the market opportunity, Understand the customer requirement, Set a target price, Identify product features that the customer is willing to pay
by Vinod Podar, Executive VP, HashedIn
Table 3 – How are products/ services designed to address market opportunity? Are existing products de-contented/modified? What is the level of interaction between developed world R&D teams and emerging market R&D teams
by Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director and CEO, Siemens Technology India
Table 4 – How can companies leverage Frugal innovation from emerging markets to grow sales/profitability in their mature/developed markets?
by Sridhar Varadharajan, IIIT Bangalore, India
Table 5 – How is the overall value chain structured to address market opportunity? Level of localization, supplier base, distribution network; payment network
by Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Partner, Roland Berger
Table 6 – What changes/improvements need to be implemented by Government/ Industry etc to drive Frugal innovation in India. What are the major roadblocks faced?
by Dr. Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness
Time: 19:05 – 19:35
Presentation of ideas from Roundtable discussions
Time: 19:35 – 19:55
Summing up of the results/discussions
Time: 19:55 – 20:00
Concluding Remarks by Dr. Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness
Time: 20:00 onwards
Cocktails & Dinner