Professor, Corporate Trainer and Consultant, Author, Speaker, Educationalist
David is professor of Entrepreneurial Innovation and Director of Corporate Training and Consulting at the Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai. He has been teaching world-class innovation to top-tier Indian and multi-national corporations since 2006. David has helped introduce global best practices in the discipline of Design Thinking to help companies invent solutions worth hundreds or even thousands of crores.
A lifelong innovator, David holds two patents, has written six books (including The Executive’s Guide to Innovation), is a published songwriter, and has created four business solutions that each generated more than one million dollars in revenue.
Prior to establishing his innovation practice, David worked as an independent management consultant for such firms as American Express, AT&T, Kelly Services, Philip Morris, Standard & Poor’s and UPS.
David earned his MBA in international management cum laude from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he served as a research assistant and co-wrote three business cases. A highly-rated speaker, he has lectured on innovation, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship and salesmanship, as well as teaching business at Stratford University, FOSTIIMA Business School and Sunstone Business School. He resides in Mumbai, India.
Vijay Sethi is the CIO, CHRO & Head CSR at Hero MotoCorp. He also leads innovation efforts in the company. He serves as a Board Member of M/s HMC MM Auto Ltd. (A joint venture of HMCL and M/s Magneti Marelli of Italy). Mr. Sethi has almost 30 years of experience in manufacturing industry and consulting environment. He joined Hero MotoCorp in 2007 and prior to that, he has worked with Ranbaxy and TCS.
Mr. Sethi has won several prestigious recognitions throughout his career, including World’s top 50 CIOs, India’s Greatest Corporate Leaders, India’s 50 Most Talented CSR Leaders, and the World’s Top 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders. He has also been featured in the compendium “The Magnificent Heroes”- a Coffee Table book.
Mr. Sethi is also a member of various national forums including Chairman of IT committee of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Member CII’s National Committee on IT and ITeS, Co-Chair CII National Committee for CIOs, and Board member of SAP India User Group (INDUS). He is on the advisory councils of several leading organizations.
A regular speaker at various institutes and forums, Mr. Sethi holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering, an MBA in Materials Management and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Senior Director – Enterprise &, SMB sales, HP Inc , India
Rajnish is the Senior Director for End User and Channel Business and leads the B2B sales teams for HP in India. Rajnish has spent over 17 years at HP with many leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing. He has a degree in Economics (Hons) and is an MBA from Panjab University.
Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits.
His last venture, TutorVista was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM. His current venture, Portea Medical, which he serves as Chairman, provides technology-led home health care to Indian consumers. The company has emerged as India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company with 4000+ employees and operations across 16 cities in India.
Ganesh actively mentors, incubates and funds start-ups and is promoter of several Indian consumer Internet and ecommerce companies including Bigbasket.com – India’s largest eGrocery company, Bluestone.com – leading online jewelry company, Avagmah.com – India’s fastest growing online education company, Food tech company, FreshMenu and HomeLane – India’s leading end to end, vertically integrated interior design and manufacturing provider which has delivered more than 1000 projects delivered across the country. In addition, his angel investments include little eye labs (acquired by Facebook in Jan 2014), overcart.com, delyver.com (acquired by BigBasket in 2015), onlineprasad.com, Pokkt, SilverPush, DogSpot and Oximity.
Ganesh has also worked as the CEO of Wipro/Bharti British Telecom – a British Telecom JV in India, and held a senior management position in HCL Ltd. He is also a popular speaker in entrepreneurship, start-up and technology events. He has been recognized as one of the “Iconic Entrepreneurs of India” in a document published by National Knowledge Commission, Government of India.
Ganesh is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University..
Senior Director ( Personal System ), HP Inc , India
Vickram Bedi is the Senior Director of HP Inc.’s Personal Systems Business in India. This group focuses on PCs, Laptops, Tablet, Accessories and other related services for all customer segments across Home & Business.
Over the past 22 years, Vickram has worked in Sales and Product Management in country, regional and global roles across locations in India, Singapore, Australia, and the USA. He has exposure to various domains, including Consumer, Education, SMB, Mid Market, Corporate, Brand Stores and Distribution.
Vickram holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computers and a Program Certificate from Berkeley Executive Education. His major pursuits, apart from work, are racket sports, travel, historical fiction and self realisation.
His fundamental purpose is to help people grow and progress, in their own unique and fulfilling way.
Nearly 35 years of experience in driving overall IT Strategy and Operations inclusive of defining the IT roadmap, budgeting, technology evaluation & evangelisation, and execution of multi-million dollar, multi-location projects. Expertise in planning & building IT Infrastructure at the enterprise scale involving selection of appropriate technology and products, negotiating with vendors, finalising Service Level Agreements, outsourcing tasks and directing the timely completion of projects.