09.00 a.m.


Registration and Networking Tea by Typhoo


10 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.


Welcome by BBLF Chair Dr. V. Raghunathan, Director, Schulich School of Business, India Campus, Hyderabad, and CEO, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation; Formerly, Professor of Finance at IIM Ahmedabad and President of ING Vysya Bank. He is also an Author and a Columnist. His books, mostly non-fiction, include Games Indians Play, with Return to Jammu being the latest and his only novel.

10.15 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

The Future of Work: Unasked Questions, Likely Answers

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Faculty, IIM Bangalore, brings insights from books on the subject. Her research interests include multi-generations in the workplace, women in management and boards, and ethics teaching at business schools.

10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

Human + Machine - Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Take Away Jobs or Add New Ones?

Dr. Lalitesh Katragadda, Founder, Indihood, a crowd-sourcing platform for social good; founder of Google India and co-founder of Google Map Maker; and Advisor on AI & Machine Vision, Andhra Pradesh government.



11.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Networking Break

11.30 a.m. to 12.10 p.m.

BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award

Subroto Bagchi, the Award Winning Author, in Conversation with Benedict Paramanand, Author & CEO of BBLF

12.10 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Climate Change and Green Jobs. How Big is the Potential? How can India Tap It?

Kolluru Krishan, Chairman, Skills Council of Green Jobs, incorporated by Govt of India and CII.

Mridula Ramesh, Author of The Climate Action; Entrepreneur; Angel Investor

Aroon Raman, Author of Skyfire, Managing Director at Telos Investments & Technologies

Anchor - Meena Raghunathan, Author of Understanding Environment, Director, Community Services at GMR Varalakshmi Foundation

1.00 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1.45 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.

Business Quiz

Sandeep Das, Asst. Director, PwC Bangalore,
Author of Satan's Angels and Yours Sarcastically

Play by Dramatics Club of IIM, Bangalore

2.15 p.m. to 2.25 p.m.

Business Management Education - Challenges of FUTURE Work Place

Sudhakar Rao, Director - Branding, ICFAI Group

2.25 p.m. to 4.00 p.m

Emerging Innovations in Business-Work Models

Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Author of 8 Steps to Innovation, Director, IIM Indore

Debashish Sengupta, Author of The Life of Y: Engaging Millennials as Employees and Consumers, Director, Alliance School of Business Alliance University

Aarti Wig, Co-founder, Yunus Social Business India, inspired by Nobel laureate, Prof. Mohammad Yunus

Rajiv Jayaraman, Author of Clearing the Digital Blur (to be published).
Founder and CEO of Knolskape

Sangeeth Varghese, Author of Open Source Leader: The Future of Organizations

Anchor - Priya Chetty-Rajagopal, Founder Multiversal Advisory

4.00 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

Networking Break

4.15 p.m.to 5.30 p.m. 

Emerging Entrepreneurship Models Relevant to India

Dr. Ashwin Naik, Founder, Vaatsalya Healthcare; Ashoka Fellow; author in the making.

Ankit Nagori, Co-Founder, Curefit, Eatfit, Mindfit; Angel Investor.

Nikhil Kumar, Fellow at iSpirit Foundation, a professional with leadership experience in Startups, Strategic Partnerships, Policy, Platforms and Developer Ecosystems.

Anchor - S Parthasarathy, Author of Unmet Needs of Entrepreneurship: Why Entrepreneurs Do What They Do


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