Monday, June 30, 2008

June 2008 appointments

*1 - M. Maher Dadha, Chairman & MD, Bid & Hammer Auctioneers (P) Ltd - 12.30 pm
*2 - Sanjay Swamy, CEO, mChek - 4.30 pm (ph); *Bid & Hammer - 7.30 pm (Taj)
3 - *Rakesh Singh, Jt President (Marketing), India Cements Ltd, Hyderabad - 11.30 am; *Shrikant Navelkar, Vice President New Business Development, Clover Infotech - 1 pm
4 - *Saurabh Tripathi, Partner and Director, The Boston Consulting Group, Mumbai - 1 pm; *Ramana Venkata, Founder, Stratify - 4.30 pm (ph)
5 - Kang Siew-Kheng, Regional Director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board - 1 pm (?); *M.C. Appaiah, COO, Duncans Tea - 4.30 pm
6 - Rajiv Dingra, Founder and Lead Consultant at - 1 pm (?)
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8 - *Madan Bob, Actor - 12.30 pm
9- *Bikram Dasgupta, Chairman, Synlog - 12.30 pm (ph); *Siddharta Govindaraj - 1 pm
10 - *Ambika Kameshwar, Founder - Director, RASA - 1 pm; *Dinesh Victor, MD, SIP Academy Pvt. Ltd - 3.30 pm
*11 - A .K. Rathi
12 - Sapna Gupta, Director & Founder of AHA - 1 pm; Deepa Prakash, Former CEO, Nutreplanet Consultancy, Bangalore - 4 pm (?)
*13 - ICFAI Business School - 2.30 pm
*14 - Sanjeev Bikhchandani, CEO and Founder, Info Edge - 12 noon
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*16 - Prakash Seernani, COO, Synlog - 1 pm
*17 - Challa Sumedh Reddy - 1 pm
*18 - Satyan Bhatt
*19 - Bobby Menon, Jyothi Menon - 1 pm
20 - *Rati Rajkumar, Arjun Shetty - 1 pm; *B. K. Achan - 4 pm
*21 - Bombay Blue - 8.30 pm
*22 - Jaggi - 8 am
23 - *Sanjay Mehta - 12 noon (ph); *B.N. Manohar - 1 pm
24 - *A. R. Rahman - 1 pm (Taj Connemara); *Shyam Kambeyanda, Managing Director, Eaton India - 5 pm
25 - *Roy de Souza - 11 am (ph); *S. Chandrasekaran - 12.30 pm
26 - *Nina Screwvalla - 10 am; *Ian Chambers - 1 pm; *Suresh Jain & Chandan Jain - 4 pm
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*28 - Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian - 1 pm
*29 - Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India - 2.30 pm
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Global Talent Metrics

Rotary Club - President Installation

June 30, 2008

Ramesh Iyer
K. Pandia Rajan
Leadership Therapy

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India

June 29, 2.30 pm
Lalit Lath, President; K. Anil Kumar Reddy, Vice President; and Vikas Goyal, Secretary - Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India, Mumbai

Vikas Goyal


Lalit Lath


On costs








June 2008 appointments

Jean-Paul Thill, Brian M. Ambrose

July 10, 7 pm (Taj Connemara) (?)
Jean-Paul Thill, CEO of EMA Region, and Brian M. Ambrose, Global Vice Chairman, KPMG

June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian

"What are we lining up for year 2 at Gaea? Our plan is to grow organically. We want to bring products into the market, which solve interesting business problems. Year 1 saw us launch BlueMarble, a wave planning simulation tool for the logistics industry. Year 2, we are working on Magellan, a way to visualise your projects, by capturing the 'action' beyond the typical Gantt charts that project managers use."
Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian, CTO, Gaea Technologies India P Ltd, Chennai (
June 28, 1 pm
YouTube: Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian

Sury on Scrum


Sury on the first year at Gaea


Sury on BlueMarble


Sury on logistics


June 28, 2008

Increase Your Financial IQ, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, & Mastering Financial Modelling in Microsoft Excel

White Hat Leadership

Seducing the Boys Club

Rohan K. Phatarphekar

Bharat Parmar

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Suresh Jain & Chandan Jain

"The much-required correction has happened in the industry. What we may gradually head towards is a greater interest in JV (joint venture) development, with ratios becoming more rational and being a win-win for the owner and the developer. Recently, the Government has initated moves to increase the availability of residential flats by floating tenders for the joint development with the TNHB. Similarly, it is necessary to increase the availability of commercial space by developing large chunks of land on all the National Highways at the outskirts of the city. This will lead to the development of the suburbs, the easing of traffic, and generating employment."

Suresh Jain, MD and Chandan Jain, JMD, Vijay Shanthi Builders

June 26, 4 pm

Suresh on construction costs


Chandan on 'unsold inventory'


Suresh on 'time to buy'


Suresh on houses for the new workers


Suresh on residence patterns


Suresh on upcoming projects


Ian Chambers

"Education is joyful. And we all have the capacity to be lifelong learners. With this attitude, the whole world be a richer and more peaceful place. How can one practise lifelong learning? Simple things can help. Such as, reading the news in a critical manner, looking out the car or bus window and asking oneself questions about what one sees, and always reading and talking/listening to gain different perspectives. Can technology help in being a lifelong learner? You need a certain degree of education to take the help of technology in this regard. For example, the Internet has so much information. If you are not critical and you do not think about the motives behind some of the sites, then you could be easily confused and not necessarily get a true view of an issue."

Ian Chambers, Regional Manager, South Asia, CIE (Cambridge International Examination)

June 26, 1 pm
YouTube: Ian Chambers

Ian on top issues in teaching


Ian on employability


Ian on lifelong learning


Ian on learning differences


Nina Screwvalla

"To the new employees we present Maitree as a platform where they can showcase their talents (such as in dancing, music, and so on) and engage in various activities (book club etc). Also, Maitree offers the opportunity to engage in social activities (which we call corporate sustainability programmes) like women's empowerment, advanced computer training for the visually impaired, and employment of differently abled."
Nina Screwvalla, Global Head-Maitree, TCS, Mumbai
June 26, 10 am

Nina on the value proposition of Maitree


Nina on today's IT employee


Nina on the impact of Maitree on work quality


June 26, 2008

Monish Chatrath

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

S. Chandrasekaran

"The objective of investor protection is to separately show the amount due to them in the balance sheet under the Companies Act. Examples of such amounts are: unclaimed dividend, deposits, and share application money. Schedule VI is not applicable to the banking companies; and the format as provided under the Banking Regulation Act does not have any provision mandating the disclosure of funds due to the investors. With a good number of even public sector banks being listed on the stock exchanges, we need, in the interest of shareholders, an amendment to the format of bank balance sheets requiring the disclosure of investors' funds."

Dr S. Chandrasekaran, Senior Partner, Chandrasekaran Associates, Company Secretaries, Delhi (
YouTube: S. Chandrasekaran

Chandrasekaran on independent directors


Chandrasekaran on insider trading


Chandrasekaran on options before fresh CS


June 25, 2008

Deepak Mahurkar

Offshoring Secrets, Growth and Structure of Tertiary Sector in Developing Economies, Data Protection & Compliance in Context, &Executing Your Strategy

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shyam Kambeyanda

"One of the things we strive in our business is to be the most admired company, be it for the employees, customers, shareholders and suppliers. How do we execute that aim? The first piece we began focussing on is sustainability. We are, for example, the first company to have a hybrid technology for commercial vehicles on road today. Some of our customers are UPS, Coke, Foton Bus Company (China) and FedEx. We have spoken to Government officials in India to bring these fuel-saving applications (up to 60 per cent) here. The other piece I'd like to talk about is UPS technologies."

Shyam Kambeyanda, Managing Director, Eaton India

June 24, 5 pm
YouTube: Shyam Kambeyanda

Shyam on corporate pride


Shyam on UPS


Shyam on acquisitions


Shyam on EBS


Shyam on talent


Shyam on what he looks for in a new recruit

June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

B.N. Manohar

"Currently we are waiting for DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) approval for conducting clinical trials for AMI (acute myocardial infarction) and CLI (critical limb ischemia). By 2010 we intend to come out with stem-cell-based drug which will be available off the shelf and be affordable too."

B.N. Manohar, President of Stempeutics Research Pvt Ltd

June 23, 1 pm
YouTube: B.N. Manohar

Manohar about plans


Manohar on the USP of Stempeutics


Manohar about Solomon Papaiah


Manohar on the stem cell myths

Sanjay Mehta

June 23, 12 noon (ph)

Sanjay Mehta, CEO, MAIA Intelligence

June 23, 2008

Paul Kopec

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Arun Jain

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A. R. Rahman

June 24, 1 pm (Taj Connemara, Rotary Club of Madras)

A. R. Rahman


June 22, 8 am

Jaggi chants at the start of his lecture


Bombay Blue

June 21, 8.30 pm
Richard Mathias, GM Operations, Blue Foods Pvt Ltd talking about the new venture


Indrajit K, Director, Bombay Blue, on his 'passion'


June 21, 2008

R. Balaji

Bharathan Prahalad

Anita Vasudeva

Buying In, Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events, & Media Violence and Aggression: Science and Ideology

Ratan Shrivastava

Friday, June 20, 2008

B. K. Achan, K. K. Rajkumar

"At the moment, CUB benefits from HNB in terms of our investment banking capability. On the converse, HNB gains from CUB in terms of the latter's Indian expertise and its geographical extension. The projects on hand range from capital raising for manufacturing activities, to merger of retailing companies. Also, identification of business partners for equity and management. As a rep office, we also facilitate the setting up of businesses in Sri Lanka by Indian companies, and vice versa."

B. K. Achan, Chief Representative - India, Hatton National Bank, Chennai, K. K. Rajkumar, Deputy Representative.

June 20, 4 pm

Achan on the proposed JV