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Within a dynamic, ever-changing world, a company's CEO is similar to a ship's captain attempting to navigate through turbulent waters and bad weather while keeping the course toward the intended destination.
The Captain is frequently faced with a case of force majeure where He / She may not have any control on high seas.

The COVID-19 pandemic made it imperative for business leadership to adopt strategies that enable business continuity and hence practicing leadership resilience in turbulent times.

This Virtual Summit aims to bring several such Captains’ together, as we brainstorm possible ways to equip You and Your ships with the best strategies to help stay afloat in the current situation and resume your course effectively once the storm passes.

Who should attend?

  • Functional Heads
  • Team Leaders
  • Decision Makers

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Featured Speakers


11:00 AM : Industry Keynote Presentation: Leadership 5.0: Sailing through the storm

"Big waves in a storm willtest the most experienced sailor."

In this ever-changing competitive environment, the ship's captain must seek to maneuver through the hurricane, unpredictable waters and bad weather while maintaining the course towards the expected action. Trying to prevent the ship from sinking and maintaining the course becomes a priority for the captain during such testing times as the world is witnessing today.
In this session we will be talking about:

  • Top Challenges and priorities for CEO during COVID - 19.
  • Economic and Industry impact Globally.
  • Risk Exposures and opportunities for both multinational and Indian companies amid COVID- 19.
  • Identifying the strategic objectives ofthe organization.
  • Strategizing the tactical plans for the industry.

Sumit Mitra, CEO – Tesco Business Services & Tesco Bengaluru, TESCO

11:20 AM: Designing your strategy: Unleashing the potential of organizations amid COVID 19

“Need - "Survive the present"

  • Designing the new measurable goals and objectives.
  • Internal or Externalfactors that may impact the design.
  • Analyze the design work to meet the new challenges and opportunities.
  • Evaluating the design to achieve its goals or objectives.

Rohit Srivastava, National Head - Design & Strategy, Customer Experience Excellence, Vodafone Idea Ltd.

11:40 AM: COVID 19: Managing Supply Chain risk and disruption

The spread of COVID-19, is being felt globally across operations in ways that are difficult to model and assess.
Could COVID-19 be a black swan event that ultimately forces many companies and entire industries to rethink and transform their global supply chain model? Understanding how global manufacturers are managing through disruptions to their supply chains will help all businesses structure their own responses.

  • Identify and prioritize critical issues and giving business more transparency to plan ahead.
  • Business Continuity: Steps to keep your supply chain moving amid COVID 19.
  • Maintaining the customer requirements and experiences in the face of crisis.
  • Supply planning for demand surge post recovering.

Panel Moderator :
Dave Miller, VP Dynamics, Microsoft Asia

Panel Member :
RS Kapoor, VP Supply Chain, Maruti Suzuki India
Sanjay Singal, COO, ITC Limited
Manoj Kothari, VP & Head of Supply Chain Godrej Africa, USA & Middle East, Godrej Consumer Products Limited
Madhu Raghunath, President & COO, TVS Dealership Business, TVS & Sons Limited
Krupesh Thakkar, COO, Arvind Limited
Vipul Aggarwal, Head of Supply Chain, Havells India Limited
Pradeep Tewari, Head Logistics, Petchem Operations, Reliance Industries Limited

12:20 PM: Emerging role of CMO’s amid COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic made it imperative for business leadership to adopt strategies that enable business continuity, consumer loyalty and revenue growth during an uncertain and unprecedented period in history.
Key challenges for CXOs are becoming clearer with each passing day, which includes:

  • Defining and selecting the right actions.
  • Learn to build agile strategy focusing on long term vision.
  • Global megatrends - new growth opportunities.
  • Redefining the experiential marketing through Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Anish Chowdhary, Head - Products, Marketing & PL Business – SME, Edelweiss Financial Services

12:40 PM: COVID: From Crisis to Opportunity

COVID 19 has become the biggest threat to the global economy and financial markets.

  • Challenges and prioritize industry problems - Liquidity, Cost Rationalization & Risk Assessment.
  • Lack of Technology Adoption.
  • Managing the finance risks of New Business Models.
  • Restructure business performance target KPIs to adapt to the current crisis.
  • Flexible pricing models for the market ofthe future.

Raghava Rao, VP & India CFO, Amazon

13:00 PM: Re -Imagining HR post pandemic

The sudden shift in work culture has brought new challenges to HR. Crisis management is now a top priority for HR practitioners on how to keep workers involved, have the right communication platforms on resources for remote work, and more.

  • Redefining HR in the pandemic.
  • Strategies to address - Work from Home scenario
  • Keeping the employees engaged
  • Work Allocation and setting targets for people.

Raj Narayan, CHRO, Titan

13:20 PM: Leadership Panel Discussion: Leading in the post – pandemic world

Need: In times of crisis, hierarchy has no potency and leadership is all about purpose and not power. The question is – how do leaders navigate through the crisis and lead in the post pandemic world?
In this panel discussion – we will be having CXO's or the decision makers who will be clearly defining and aligning together their goals for organisation to redesign their strategies for future.

  • Ways to align different departmental strategy to business strategy post pandemic.
  • Evaluating the appropriate time horizon
  • Multiple minds, Multiple Strategy: Choosing right strategy is the first priority.
  • Discuss how functional heads contribute to effective implementation of strategy that drive results.
  • Global megatrends – new growth opportunities.

Panel Moderator :
Aparna Gupta, Executive Director, Customer Success, Microsoft India

Panel Members :
Bharat Mossaddee, CFO, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Subbiah Kumar, CFO, CEAT Tyres Limited
Aalok Bhan, CMO, Max Life Insurance
Rajendra Ghag, CHRO, Blue Dart Express Limited
Saurabh Varma, CMO, Inox Leisure Limited
Abhijit Singh, COO, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

14:00 : Q & A and Close of Webinar

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