University of Michigan India Business Conference (UMIBC) is an annual gathering of members of the University of Michigan India Alumni Association (UMIAA) and guest dignitaries. This year's conference is scheduled for August 11, 2012 at The Leela, Mumbai with the theme “Harnessing the Transformation” and will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with transformation taking place in India.
The conference enables thought leaders to engage with alumni, professors, students and university administration to find answers to the big challenges facing India and the world. In recent years, involvement of Mr. Adi Godrej, Mr. Arun Shourie, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Mr. Narayana Murthy, Mr. Gopalakrishnan of Tata, and the late Professor C.K. Prahalad have shaped the conference and inspired the growing class of business leaders.
The theme of this year’s conference is to understand the broad underlying factors and force behind the changes taking place today, and attempt to develop a road-map on How to Harness the Transformation in India in the key areas of:
Economy & Industry
Finance & Investment
Education, Research & Technology
Business leaders, thought leaders and academicians will use this forum to vigorously delve into these topics, to identify the questions that must asked, and suggest possible answers.
Keynote Speaker, Mr. K.V. Kamath, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys Limited and ICICI Bank. Other speakers and panel participants include:
Nainesh Jaisingh, Global Co-head, Standard Chartered Private Equity;
P.R.V. Raja, MD & CEO, Rramco Systems
Dr. Joerg Strassburger, Country Representative & MD, Lanxess India Private Ltd.
Deepa Prahalad, Author, Speaker and Business Strategist
Rama Bijapurkar, Market Strategy Consultant & Independent Director - Axis Bank, Crisi
T.S.R. Subramanian, ex-Cabinet Secretary, Government of India
Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, Director, Aravind Eye Hospital
Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & MD, TVS Capital Funds Ltd.