Trident BKC Mumbai - January 20

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Trident BKC Mumbai - January 20
Get a pass on the fast lane to India's innovation journey.


GET INSPIRED #JugalbandiForinnovation

Learn how large companies are beginning to behave like start-ups and how the Indian innovation story is starting to take off, as established firms and start-ups figure out new models of partnership.

Spend the afternoon in the company of some of the finest leaders from the Indian corporate and start-up world and thinkers from academia.

Dr Ranjan Banerjee
Dean and Professor Marketing, SPJIMR


SBAC represents a vibrant two-way model of industry academia partnership. The quality of discussion in 2017 suggested that this will get even stronger in the years to come. We are confident SBAC 2018 will attain new heights of dialogue and innovation, a confluence of some of the sharpest minds, discussing business and beyond.


Mohanbir Sawhney

Indrajit Gupta

Kishore Biyani

The Speaker

Prof Mohanbir Sawhney

McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology,
Clinical Professor of Marketing and Director,
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation,
Kellogg School of Management

R Gopalakrishnan

Author, business stalwart, and executive-in-residence,SPJIMR
in a tête-à-tête with Prof. Sawhney

Kishore Biyani

Chairman and CEO,
Future Group

Suresh Narayanan

Chairman and Managing
Director, Nestle India

Sanjay Gupta

MD, Star India

Rahul Narayan

Founder and Fleet
Commander, Team Indus

Larry Paulson

Qualcomm India

Haresh Chawla

True North

Madan Padaki

Founder & CEO, 1Bridge

Shankar Maruwada

CEO and Co-founder,
EkStep Foundation

Sanjay Purohit

Strategic Advisor,Ekstep
Panel Anchors:

Dr Ranjan Banerjee

Dean and Professor Marketing, SPJIMR

Indrajit Gupta

Co-founder and Director,
Founding Fuel
Research Presentation:

Dr Ashita Aggarwal

Professor and Area Head - Marketing, SPJIMR

Prof Nilendra Singh Pawar

Associate Professor - Operations, SPJIMR

CS Swaminathan

Co-founder and Director,
Founding Fuel


Keynote Address: How to Dance with Start-ups

First Panel Discussion: Transforming the Soul of the Enterprise: How established firms are behaving like start-ups. And start-ups are embracing the power of exponential growth

Choupal chat on learning from entrepreneurial journeys with select student & alumni start-up founders from SPJIMR's Incubation Centre

Research Presentation on Innovation NextPractices: How India Inc and start-ups are collaborating to innovate

Second Panel Discussion: Models of Engagement: How corporations and startups are partnering to drive the innovation agenda

Societal Platforms: How to use platform thinking to drive societal change


12 noon to 1:30 PM

Registration, lunch, networking and student start-up booth visits

1:30 PM


1:35 PM - 1:40 PM

SPJIMR Dean’s Address

1:40 PM - 2:25 PM

Key note address followed by a tête-à-tête

2:25 PM - 3:10 PM

Opening panel discussion anchored by Indrajit Gupta, Co-founder, Founding Fuel

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Tea Break

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

20 min Choupal chat featuring Prof Shirish Kotmire, Head - Start-up Incubation Centre and R Gopalakrishnan, entrepreneurial mentor, anchored by Charles Assisi, Co-founder, Founding Fuel

3:40 PM - 3:55 PM

Research presentation on Innovation NextPractices by Dr Ashita Aggarwal, Professor and Area Head-Marketing, SPJIMR, Prof Nilendra Pawar, Associate Professor, Operations, SPJIMR and CS Swaminathan, Co-founder, Founding Fuel

3:50 PM - 4:35 PM

Second Panel discussion anchored by Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean & Professor Marketing, SPJIMR

4:35 PM - 5:20 PM

Beyond Business: Societal Platforms: How to use platform thinking to drive societal change, followed by Q&A

5:20 PM - 5:25 PM

Vote of thanks


SBAC 2017 panel in progress

A joint team from SPJIMR and Founding Fuel is studying next practices in India Inc around Open Innovation, particularly around how established firms are partnering with start-ups to drive the innovation agenda. Would your organisation be open to sharing its innovation journey with us? If you are interested in participating in this research, please let us know by filing this form. All participating firms will receive a copy of a white paper with the key insights.