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Expanding Horizons: Harnessing Innovation from India

Live AudioSession featuring Gunjan Bagla and Atul Goel

Location: Your office

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET


R&D executives today are squeezed by conflicting demands to boost productivity while at the same time shortening product lifecycles. In this pressure-cooker environment many companies turn to distributed development that includes emerging economies such as India. To date, much of this activity has been to access non-core services.

In corporate America, the new byword is Open Innovation. Do the rapidly expanding middle-class driven markets and pools of well-educated professional workforces in India provide good reason to change the dynamics of product development? Is it possible to source complete designs or "whole products" from India? What are the opportunities for collaboration with Indian universities and companies? Does an India team help or hinder innovation?

If you are currently outsourcing, partnering or working with team members in India - or are considering doing business there - we would like to invite you to a special audio-session, "Expanding Horizons: Harnessing innovation from India" to be held Wednesday, October 1, from 1pm - 2:30 pm ET.

In this exclusive session,Gunjan Bagla will be joined by R&D executive Dr. Atul Goel to discuss the trials, tribulations and rewards of using an India-based development team.


Session Leaders

Gunjan Bagla
Managing Director

Amritt Ventures, Inc.

Gunjan Bagla is Managing Director of Amritt, a company that facilitates global innovation and global research and development. He is also an international program instructor at Caltech, a research university in Pasadena, CA. His articles have appeared in Business Week, Purchasing, CIO, Quality Magazine, and MSU's Global Edge. His acclaimed book Doing Business in 21st Century India was published by Hachette in July 2008. Gunjan has a mechanical engineering degree from the Indian Insitute of Technology Kanpur and an MBA with honors from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Atul Goel
Senior Advisor

Amritt Ventures, Inc.

Dr. Atul Goel has served as a senior director at Hewlett Packard, Agilent and Avago Technologies in R&D, marketing, sales and manufacturing. He was also the founder and President of Colorado Superconductor, Inc. Dr. Goel holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Yale University, and currently serves on Yale's AYA. Over the last 25 years Atul Goel has received over 20 patents in the US and abroad.

What you will learn

  • Can an Indian services company be trusted with product design?
  • How can contract research be sent to universities and labs in India in a productive manner?
  • Can Indians really innovate?
  • How do I convince my lead engineer to spend three weeks in Hyderabad or Gurgaon
  • Managing technical talent at an India facility
  • Our legal department is concerned about our IP and our CIO is equally protective of the VPN. Yet our India team wants access to the drawing vault

How to access this session

To purchase access by phone:

Call 1-800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080 (9:00am - 5:30pm EDT)