Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 2009 appointments


February 2009
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Sun 1 -
2 -
3 - *Mathangi Ramakrishnan - 1 pm
4 - *Vishwanath Parsuram - 1pm
5 - *Namas Chandra - 7 pm
6 - *Ganesh Padmanabhan - 2 pm
7 - *Brian Gaughan - 11.30 am
Sun 8 -
9 - *A. Elangovan - 1 pm; *Ram Sehgal, *Eric Schaffer, *Human Factors International team - 1.30 pm; *The National Management School - 7.30 pm
10 - *Eliyahu M. Goldratt - 4.30 pm; *On MMA Annual Convention - R. Vijayakumar, R. Srinivasagopal, Eli Goldratt presentation - 6.30 pm;
11 - *V. Kumar - 1 pm
12 - *Satya Prabhakar and Param Parameswaran - 3.30 pm
13 - *B. Ramakrishnan - 1 pm
14 -
Sun 15 - *Ranjan Das, *Mathew Thomas - 11 am
16 - *Raj Mruthyunjayappa - 2 pm; *Arati Porwal - 3.30 pm
17 - *Vijay Raja, Ramesh Raja - 12.30 pm; *Mark Gotttfredson, Karan Singh - 2.30 pm; *CII-Bain event - 4 pm
18 - Suresh Venkatraman - 12 noon (?); *Alexandra Kobishyn - 1 pm; *KPMG event - 'India Goes Global’ - 4.30 pm
19 - *B. N. Kumar - 12 noon; *Arun K. Chittilappilly - 1 pm; *R. Ravichandran - 5.30 pm
20 - *P.M. Mathew - 1 pm; *Arun Subramony - 4 pm
21 - *YO! - 9 am; *Balaji Ganesh - 1 pm
Sun 22 -
23 - *R. Sarabeswar - 1.45 pm
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25 -
26 - D. Raghuram - 4 pm
27 - TI Cycles - 10 am - 2 pm; Jamil Khatri and Sethuraman Sivaramakrishnan - 4 pm; BMR-MCCI Event - 6 pm
28 - Dasharatham Bitla - 1 pm; Chellamuthu - 4 pm

(* means 'met/'spoke')

Datla Hanumanta Raju, Vinayak S. Khanvalkar, and N. K. Jain

Datla Hanumanta Raju, President; Vinayak S. Khanvalkar, Vice-President; and N. K. Jain, Secretary & CEO, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi (http://www.icsi.edu/)
February 28, 2009, 5 pm










ICSI President, Vice-President, Secretary Videos


Top priorities - Datla Hanumanta Raju, President

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Corporate governance has to come from within - Datla Hanumanta Raju, President

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Dealing with the Satyam issue on two levels - N. K. Jain, Secretary and CEO

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Impact of slowdown on profession - Datla Hanumanta Raju, President

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Our members going beyond company law - Vinayak S. Khanvalkar, Vice-President

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On Companies Bill, 2008 - N. K. Jain, Secretary and CEO

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Are independent directors independent - Datla Hanumanta Raju, President

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Is a corporate crisis being handled right - Datla Hanumanta Raju, President

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History of dealing corporate crisis - N. K. Jain, Secretary and CEO

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Ministry has been handling the Satyam issue professionally - N. K. Jain, Secretary and CEO

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Transparency is crucial - N. K. Jain, Secretary and CEO

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How can company secretaries venture into newer areas - Vinayak S. Khanvalkar, Vice-President

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Remembering my teacher - Vinayak S. Khanvalkar, Vice-President

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Virtues of tree that inspire - Datla Hanumanta Raju, President

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Dasharatham Bitla

"Almost any mobile user would be happy to access his/her emails through the handset. Which is what Mobee provides, at a cost that is a fraction of the alternative solutions. At present our customer base has crossed 10,000. By the end of 2010, we expect to have one million customers."
Dasharatham (Dash) Bitla, Founder, Mobee Mobile Services, Bangalore
February 28, 2009, 1 pm




Dasharatham (Dash) Bitla - Videos










Growth of Mobee and challenges


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What has been the feedback of users

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Remembering my teacher

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Magic of thinking big

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How I became an entrepreneur

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What the IT services companies should focus on

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How does Mobee work

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We are working on payment mechanisms for collecting the small amounts

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Example of an email routed through Mobee to the mobile phone as an SMS


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Demo of registration on the site

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Our product for bus travel operators

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Quantifiable benefits from TicketSimply

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Products that we are working on in the area of automating business processes

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A success story of a bus operator

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Friday, February 27, 2009

TI Cycles

TI Cycles factory visit
February 27, 10 am - 2 pm
















Thursday, February 26, 2009

D. Raghuram

"As a country, we are becoming increasingly health-conscious. However, we lag behind the developed countries in translating the health-awareness to proactive measures geared towards health and environmental responsibility, as for instance, using cycles for fitness/ short transportation. Instead, we spend money on reactive measures, like building more hospitals and spending on medicare."
D. Raghuram, Sr. Vice President – Bicycles & Fitness- TI Cycles of India, Chennai (http://www.ticyclesindia.com/)
February 26, 4 pm




D. Raghuram - Videos


People are becoming more health and environment conscious, but that doesn't often translate into healthy habits like cycling

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Many a time we choose to get stuck in a traffic jam, even where a brisk walk or cycling would have conserved time and resources

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Bicycle exercises the largest muscle in the body (lower thigh), and thus burns calories, improves circulation and also de-stresses

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Owning up the responsibility to be healthy is better than outsourcing our healthcare, as if our ill-health is somebody else's problem

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Increasing urbanisation is not contributing to cycle industry's growth, but two-wheeler is more popular because of easy financing and perceived convenience

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First taste of freedom for most children is the cycle, but the challenge is to sustain interest in cycling, which is competing with other distractions like computer games


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Dynamo sales have declined, though we find innovative uses of cycle dynamos

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Cyclist is unfortunately seen as nuisance and with disdain, and is not recognised as deserving space on roads

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Enough technology has come into today's cycle to make it safer, faster and more comfortable

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Weight of cycle has reduced from 22 kg about 50 years ago, to 6 kg now, with the use of alternative materials

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Security of cycles with fork lock, and 'quick-release' to make them theft-proof

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Nearly 90 per cent of 12 million cycles sold are bought by males, and a hurdle to popularise cycles for girls is in teaching them cycling

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In moderation, cycling offers benefits, with no side-effects, and it can be safer than walking

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Options for using cycle indoors, with results better than treadmill

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Gadgets are available to give feedback to cyclist about fitness parameters

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If Nike shoes can talk to Apple iPods, can cycles talk to telecom towers

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Group cycling activities by IT staff

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Are cycle companies eligible for carbon credit

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Can cycle-banks help people convert manual energy to monetisable power

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Will locality-based events encourage cycling in the neighbourhood

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Maintenance a big gap, so much so that many cycles are kept abandoned even for want of air in tires

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Trade-in of old cycles at dealer points for new cycles

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How about assessing the fitness level of a school by looking at the proportion of cycle usage by students

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Technology advancements in cycle tube and tire

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Does technology growth in cycle industry lead to lower price

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Training of cycle mechanics to ensure uniformity in the final product, and also retail initiative to improve perceived quality

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Fascinating experiment to foster entrepreneurship among rural women, along with Hand in Hand

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We are in the process of putting up a racecourse for cyclists

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Wish new models of cycles get media coverage, as much as automobiles get

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For rural consumers, cycle is a high-involvement purchase because of its role in economic activity

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Facilitating cycle use in cities, as in Paris, London

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