As part of the celebration of 75 years of Independence 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', IIT Bombay is organizing an Institute talk. The details are as follows:
Topic: "New Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Digital India"
Speaker: Dr. Ganesh Natarajan,
Chairman - 5F World I Honeywell Automation India I Lighthouse Communities Foundation
Central Board Member - SBI I GTT I Hinduja Global Solutions I Educate Girls I Asian Venture Philanthropy
ABSTRACT: Digital India is fast becoming a reality and while there may be some delays in India becoming a 5 Trillion US $ GDP economy, the Trillion Dollar Digital India is very visible with the steady IT sector contributing 350 billion dollars and new digital platforms and solutions adding the other 600 billion plus. Entrepreneurial opportunities will abound, not only in areas like Software Products and B2B SaaS augmenting the traditional IT & Engineering Services but also in the creation and deployment of platforms like UPI and JAM in key areas of SME growth, smart manufacturing, skills and education. In the context of the success of Zomato and Latent View Analytics and the relative failure of PayTM, this talk will present an objective view of the pathways and road blocks for entrepreneurs in Digital India.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, an entrepreneur and businessperson, is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Bombay and the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). Dr. Natarajan obtained his Ph.D. degree from the School of Management, IIT Bombay in 2005. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Ph.D. in Knowledge Management, Advanced Management from Harvard Business School.
He is currently the Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Digital Startups, Skills and Social Ventures in India. Dr. Natarajan has been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship and people-centric leadership.
He is a proud recipient of the award for excellence in IT from India's first IT Minister Pramod Mahajan for his leadership role. He received awards for leadership from the Asia Pacific HR Forum and exceptional entrepreneurship from Ernst & Young.