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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

October - 2007 - issue > siliconindia Events

siliconindia Leadership Summit

Vimali Swamy
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Vimali Swamy
Over the years, siliconindia (sister magazine of The Smart Techie) has evolved into an authoritative platform for Global Indians to share their experiences, views, and ideas in the fields of technology and business.

To commemorate its tenth anniversary, siliconindia organized the ‘siliconindia Leadership Summit’ in Bangalore on August 31, 2007. Over 400 executive-level professionals from technology companies, who excel at innovation, engaged in business transformation, and are busy building highly efficient work forces, attended the Summit.

The Summit was a full day event with four keynote speakers and nine panel speakers. Sharad Sharma, CEO, Yahoo! India R&D, addressed the keynote on ‘From Offshoring to Incubation - A Dream Realized’. Talking about the need for moving from offshore services to incubation he said, “Only three kinds of people will excel in the coming era of incubation – people aspiring to lead in the global center of excellence, intrapreneurs (entrepreneurs within an organization) and entrepreneurs.”

A talk on ‘Identifying Great Leaders Early’, by Ramesh Srinivasan, EVP, Bally Technologies, gripped the audience’s attention. In his talk, Srinivasan brought out many unconventional traits of a prospective leader. “A potential leader is a rebel, customer pleasing, dedicated to work, mentors his peers, and is not perhaps a long term planner,” Srinivasan said.

Just before lunch, Dr. Vivek Mansingh, Country Manager, Dell India R&D, enlightened everyone with a speech on ‘Leadership through success: The Ramayana Way!’. He brought forward Lord Rama’s teachings on leadership in context with today’s world. A beautiful comparison of the strengths and qualities of a good leader with the various parts of a warrior’s chariot held everyone in awe.


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