The INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute organized the ninth edition of the Annual India Business Dialogue (IBD) on 24th April 2020. This edition of IBD was conducted online.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the black swan of 2020. Most of us have been impacted by the virus and many companies in frontline countries are facing huge challenges in business activities including a drop in business activity, productivity of employees and supply chain disruptions. It might take considerable time for the virus to be contained and for business activity to recover.
Through a format of TED-style talks, the speakers explored the nature of regional and global challenges; how leaders can respond to the crisis; the shifting expectations of customers and investors; and how to get the Indian economy back on growth trajectory, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and The Shell Fellow of Economic Transformation, INSEAD presented “COVID-19: Lessons, Ideas and Speculations”. The Q&A session was moderated by Dr. Vinika D. Rao, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Institute & Gender Initiative, Director, Hoffman Global Institute for Business & Society, Asia.
Phanish Puranam, Professor of Strategy and The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organization Design, INSEAD presented “Remote Working and AI”. The Q&A session was moderated by V “Paddy” Padmanabhan,The Unilever Chaired Professor of Marketing & Academic Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute.
Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director,Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services presented “Leading Towards Recovery Post COVID-19: People, Partnerships and Emerging Business Models”. The Q&A session was moderated by Sameer Hasija, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The Shell Fellow in Business and the Environment, INSEAD.