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CEO Conclave Mumbai: Offered An Exclusive Preview For The Future of Leadership

By SiliconIndia  |   Tuesday, 01 May 2012, 04:38 Hrs
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Bangalore: The CEO Conclave at Mumbai was an excellent platform for CEOs to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities as a leader they are facing, which can inspire and give direction to the leaders of tomorrow. After a phenomenal success of Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore editions, this time CEO's from different sectors gathered to share their views at the ‘CEO Conclave' conducted by Siliconindia on April 26, 2012 in Mumbai.



The event started off with a keynote session by Alok Goel, CEO, Nitco where he focused on the inclusive growth of employees which is paramount to organizational success.



Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading



Leading requires taking risks. That means putting yourself on the line, disturbing the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. How it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside? In this Session the eminent speakers like Rahul L. Kanodia, Vice Chairman & CEO, Datamatics, Alok Goel, CEO, Nitco, Sanjay Bahadur, CEO, Pidilite, Sharad Sanghi, CEO & MD, Netmagic Solutions. The panel was moderated by Neeta Mukherji, SVP & Business Head, Capital Markets of GE Capital India concentrated on strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership were



Preparing the Organization for the "Unkown" Future



Emergencies and crises, foreseeing the unforeseeable, so much is changing – and more will change! Leaders need to get better at adapting fast and must know how to distinguish between the really serious and the serious only. The Panelists who spoke in this regard were Alok Gupta, CEO, Essar Retail, Marzin R. Shroff, CEO-Direct Sales & Sr. VP -Marketing, Eureka Forbes, Dhruvank Vaidya, Sr.Director - New Ventures, Turner Broadcasting, Vilas Kanyal, Sr.VP and Head-Biz Dev Emerging Geographies, Mphasis. Marzin was of the thought that we need to be cognizant of the new age consumer and in tough times, one need to be more connected to their leaders, and people in the field. Vilas threw some light on this topic and said, ‘In uncertain economic conditions, cost structures should be also be flexible and elastic as revenue streams fluctuate’ The moderator for the panel was Rohit Bhuta, CEO of Religare Macquarie Private Wealth. Rohit also spoke on “Intuitive Leadership” in his next session at the event.



The event was followed by an exciting Closing Keynote Session which was addressed by Arvind Talekar, Advisor Mumbai Dabbaawala. He presented on the topic “Tools for Leadership”. This session got lots of interest from the audience.



Broad Takeaway:



The CEO Conclave was a forum for senior leaders like CEOs, Managing Directors, Presidents, VPs, and Directors to engage in clear and focused discussion with their peers about their leadership tactics and experiences in a relaxed and vibrant environment. It helped in networking and the conversations between business leaders helped them to validate leadership related issues in different manners. The best part of the conclave was that it was a focused meeting for the top decision makers and all of the discussions and topics were relevant and were of interest. The size of the audience at the summit encouraged some excellent dialogue and networking by the speakers.  The event concluded with cocktail followed by dinner. This event was sponsored by LIC, Religare Macquaire Private Wealth and Sodexo.



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