About the Conclave
This is the age of entrepreneurship. But there are ‘hidden’ entrepreneurs among us. They are creative employees with great ideas that can change a firm’s growth trajectory. We call them the intrapreneur.
Nurturing intrapreneurs is a powerful way for companies to innovate and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. What hinders this? Entrenched R&D traditions that focus less on enabling breakthroughs and more on pre-empting failure. But the success of intrapreneurship requires firms to embrace the high-risk high-reward start-up culture. That raises questions.
What kind of culture can nourish the ‘intrapreneurial’ spirit?
How can promising intrapreneurship be incentivized, monetized and scaled up?
How do we enable collaborations by creating an open innovation ecosystem, to turn ideas into ventures?
How do we leverage generational equity by bridging experience and passion, to create new pathways for success?
These and other questions were answered at the Conclave by our eminent speakers and through our Intrapreneurship study, a partnership between Unfold Consulting, Accenture, Unisys and We School.
Meet the Speakers
9:15 - 9:30 AM: Kick-off
Welcome address and context-setting
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM: The Making of a Star Intrapreneur (Keynote 2)
Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo, India
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM: Release of Findings of a Research Report on Intrapreneurship
Presentation of insights by the Unfold Team.
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM: The Art & Science of Building a Dynamic Intrapreneurship Culture in Products and Services (CXO Panel 1)
Abhijeet Saungikar, R&D Head, 3M, India
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Ideas into Ventures
Avnish Sabharwal, Managing Director (Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation)
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM: Release of Findings of a Research Report on Accelerators
Presentation of insights and call upon all key stakeholders by the Unfold Team
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Building a Nation of Intrapreneurs (Keynote 1)
Venkatesh Valluri, Founder and Chairman of Valluri Technology Accelerators and Valluri Change Foundation
India’s economy is running on a new track – we’ve become the world's third largest start-up nation, based on the culture of Innovation. In the Global Innovation Index, India’s current rank stands at 57, whereas in 2014, we were at the 81st position.
The session aims to understand how, by creating Intrapreneurs, we enable 'Drivers of Continuous Improvement within Organizations' and thereby create a new economy where Innovation is part of the Corporate DNA.
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM: Inside Out-Outside In (CXO Panel 2)
Manish Gupta, Co-founder & CEO Videoken
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Learning Lab 1
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: Learning Lab 2
Debasis Goswami, Head-Open Innovation (Robert Bosch)
Nirupa Shankar, Director - Hospitality, Brigade Enterprises Limited
Presentation of case studies by successful organizations about their experience on programmes related to intrapreneurship.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Open House on Secrets of Transitioning from a Wannabe Innovator to a Star Intrapreneur
Chandrashekar Raman, Digital strategy, innovation and incubation, Cisco
Pawanjit Singh, Intrapreneur, General Manager - New Business Channels, McDonald's
Shirin Salis, Vice President - HR, Ingersoll Rand India
Innovators have a common minimum agenda i.e. changing the status quo of established processes, systems or practices. However, the biggest challenge for intrapreneurs is dealing with the "Corporate Immune System”: bureaucracy, hierarchy, rules etc. that do not support intrapreneurial culture and behaviour.
The session focuses on governance mechanisms needed to turn ‘Wannabe Innovators to Start Intrapreneurs’ by reflecting on what leads to intrapreneurship failures in well-intentioned organizations and the steps management can take to prevent this from happening.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Wrap Up
Summarising the Conclave.
8:30 AM- 9:15 AM: Registration
Registration at the venue
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