ISB comes in aid of SMEs with proposed Big Leap Club

Written by Charanjit Ahuja | Chandigarh | Updated: Aug 29 2014, 20:26pm hrs
The Indian School of Business is likely to announce setting up of a Big Leap Club during a two day conference Big Leap Summit to be held at ISB Mohali in Punjab on September 6 and 7.

Pradeep Singh, CEO, Mohali campus and Deputy Dean, ISB, said that over the years, SME clusters have played a very important role of being the drivers of growth in India in general and in the states of Punjab, Haryana , Himachal Pradesh and the surrounding region in particular. However, the SMEs have not always been able to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by fast pace of globalization. A major reason for this has been the lack of access to latest best practices being followed around the world.

He said the Big Leap Club at the ISB is designed to fulfill this critical gap and support the SMEs by sharing with them knowledge and insights from global experts that will help them revive and put themselves on the growth path once again. Some of the key benefits for the members include opportunity to interact with global faculty and industry specialists, learn latest industry happenings through specially designed sessions, access to world class executive programmes of ISB taught by world class faculty and networking opportunities through exclusive invites to ISB events.

The Big Leap Summit will witness participation from Pradeep Singh, CEO Mohali campus and Deputy Dean, ISB; Madhav Lal, Secretary, MSME Ministry, Sridhar Seshadri, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, ISB Dishan Kamdar, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, ISB; Manisha Sood, Director and country lead, SMB, Microsoft, Professor Shailendra Mehta, Director, Duke Corporate Education,; Ron McLuckie, World Institute of Action Learning , S Ramnarayan, Clinical Professor of Organizational Behaviour ISB, Dinesh Gulati, CEO, IndiaMart, Anurag Batra, Chairman, Business World and Sanjay Diwan, Director Strategic initiatives, GoLive. The speaker sessions will revolve around themes such as Growing business through action learning, Lean manufacturing, Just in time concepts; Mastering Negotiation Techniques, Improving performance capabilities and Strategies for growth.

MIGM is being supported by IndiaMart - country's largest online B2B marketplace and GoLive in this event. Dinesh Gulati, Director, IndiaMART said, "The SME sector is considered to be the backbone of Indian economy and has a huge potential to be the key driver of our economys growth. The ISB Big Leap Summit will be a positive step in this direction, equipping them with the latest technical, marketing and business skills required to scale up their operations and accelerate their growth further." Sanjay Diwan, Director Go-Live said that the SME industry at large have had limited opportunities to interact with global business faculty. The Big Leap Summit is a unique opportunity for SME industry to interact with top notch faculty from ISB as well as leading partners from the finance, technology and trade industry.