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


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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

Welcome by conclave host, Prof. Ratika Gore, Dy Chairperson of Industry Integration, SPJIMR

1:35 PM - 1:45 PM

Address by SPJIMR Dean, Dr. Ranjan Banerjee

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote address by Prof. Mohanbir ​S​awhney​, Kellogg School of Managements followed by a tête-à-tête with ​R.​ ​G​opalakrishnan, Executive-in-residence, SPJIMR

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Opening panel discussion on 'Transforming the Soul of the Enterprise'
-Anchored by I​ndrajit ​G​upta, Co-founder, Founding Fuel​
-Kishore Biyani, Chairman and CEO, Future Group​​
-Sanjay Gupta, MD, Star India​​
-Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and MD Nestle India
-Rahul Narayan, Founder, Team Indus

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Tea Break

3:25 PM - 3:45 PM

​Informal choupal​ chat on 'Learning from entrepreneurial journeys' ​with​ ​​select ​alumni start-up​ ​founders​, Prof. Shirish​ ​Kotmire, Head of the Start-Up Incubation Centre​​ ​​and​​ ​anchored by ET NOW

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

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

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

Second Panel discussion on 'Models of Engagement​: How corporations and startups are partnering to drive the innovation agenda'
-Anchored​ by Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, SPJIMR ​
-Larry Paulson, President, Qualcomm India
​-Prof ​Mohanbir Sawhney​, Kellogg School of Management
-Haresh Chawla, Partner, True North
-Madan Padaki, Founder & CEO, 1Bridge

4:50 PM - 5:25 PM

"Beyond Business: 'How to use platform thinking to drive societal change​' by Shankar Maruwada, Co-founder, EkStep and Sanjay Purohit, Strategic Advisor, EkStep"

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM

Vote of thanks by Prof. Ratika Gore



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.