IIM Nagpur’s Zero Mile Samvad: A Confluence of Ideas, Innovation, and India’s $5 Trillion Economic Vision

IIM Nagpur’s Zero Mile Samvad: A Confluence of Ideas, Innovation, and India’s $5 Trillion Economic Vision
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IIM Nagpur’s Zero Mile Samvad: A Confluence of Ideas, Innovation, and India’s $5 Trillion Economic VisionDec 18, 2023

Nagpur, December 18, 2023 | IIM Nagpur recently hosted the much-anticipated Zero Mile Samvad, a Global Thought Leadership Summit that served as a pivotal platform for igniting discussions, fostering innovation, and steering India’s trajectory towards its ambitious $5 trillion economy goal.

The inauguration of Zero Mile Samvad by Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director of IIM Nagpur, set the stage for an intellectually invigorating discourse. Prof. Vivek Wadhwa, CEO of Vionix Biosciences, delivered a compelling keynote emphasizing the imperative synergy between academia and industry, laying the foundation for robust discussions.

Shri CP Gurnani, Chairman of IIM Nagpur and Former MD & CEO of Tech Mahindra, led a fireside chat navigating India’s economic triumph, delving into the intersections of business, technology, and culture. The summit featured the presence of Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, advocating the pivotal role of sports as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship, positioning India on the global map.

Eminent personalities graced the sessions, offering diverse perspectives and insights. Discussions spanned from technological advancements to fortifying India’s cyberspace, championing women-led businesses, and exploring the transformative power of AI in advertising. Notable speakers included Lt. Gen. MU Nair, AVSM, SM, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prof. Balkrishna Rao from IIT Madras, Mr. Manish Sharma, Chairman of Panasonic Life Solutions India & South Asia, Ms. Navika Kumar, Group Editor of Times Network, Mr. Sandeep Tanwani, Global VP at Unilever, and Mr. S. Subramanyeswar, Group CEO of MullenLowe Lintas Group, among others.

The summit culminated with a spotlight on Nagpur’s sustainable economic contributions, highlighting Mr. Prithviraj BP, IAS, CEO – SMART City, Nagpur, Maharashtra, Mr. Anand Sancheti, Managing Director at SMS Limited, and Mr. Arun Lakhani from Vishvaraj Infrastructure, showcasing the city’s pivotal role in India’s economic narrative.

Day two uncovered a meticulously crafted roadmap towards India’s economic ascent, featuring inspirational keynotes by Shri. Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, and Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara, Chairman of SBI, exploring Public Sector Catalysts’ contribution to India’s journey to a $5 trillion economy. Panels delved into entrepreneurship’s catalytic role, the transformative power of technology in various sectors, the potential of influencer marketing, India’s energy revolution towards renewable sources, Maharashtra’s economic potential, and India’s defense self-reliance, among other crucial topics. Esteemed speakers included Ms. Ruza Sabanovic, Executive VP at Telenor, Mr. Abhijit Naik, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Vipul Shah, Film Producer and Director, General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff, and several other luminaries.

The closing ceremony, graced by Dr. Bhimaraya Metri and Shri CP Gurnani, encapsulated the essence of the summit. Their comprehensive report highlighted key insights gleaned from vigorous discussions. The valedictory address by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, left attendees inspired, emphasizing the integration of technology, sustainable growth, and equitable infrastructure development for India’s economic trajectory.

Zero Mile Samvad’s resounding success resonates as a testament to collaboration, innovation, and actionable strategies. It signifies an ongoing narrative, shaped by diverse and passionate voices that resonated at Zero Mile Samvad, IIM Nagpur.

The summit, a convergence of diverse minds, acted as a catalyst for stimulating ideas, fostering collaborations, and charting a progressive course towards a thriving, sustainable $5 trillion economy for India.