CxO Forum

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CxO Forum

The CxO Forum is a unique programme where captains of the industry and senior academicians together will share a platform to set the agenda for a mutually helpful partnership.

This forum shall bring together India’s largest and most influential leaders with a mission to identify key technological challenges and innovation opportunities that will add value to their organisations. The broad objectives are:

  • Bring industry and academia leaders together
  • Celebrate the success of iRISE achievements – recognise champions, their contributions, and impact
  • Set yearly agenda for the iRISE programme

About the Chair

Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman of the Pune-based premier engineering firm Forbes Marshall, Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry CII, and Chairman of Center for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER) has agreed in principle to be the Brand Ambassador and Chair of the iRISE CxO Forum.

iRISE CxO Forum 2023 

iRISE CxO Forum 2023 was organized on August 29, 2023, at IISER Pune. This year’s theme was ‘Innovation as a Driver of Growth and Excellence’. It was chaired by Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman of the Pune-based premier engineering firm Forbes Marshall, Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry CII, and Chairman of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER). The program included a talk session on ‘Propelling Growth and Excellence through Innovation’, a panel discussion on “How can India Lead Global Innovation?” and a ‘photo exhibition’ of the teacher-training workshops organized by project iRISE in different states of the country.

The program was attended by distinguished leaders from academia and industry including Prof. Sunil S. Bhagwat, Director, IISER Pune, Dr. Ashish Lele, Director, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune, Prof. Jayant B. Udgaonkar, Department of Biology, IISER Pune, Mr. Arvind Goel, Chairman - Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, Mr. Ajit Sharma, Managing Director India & South Asia, Royal Society of Chemistry, Mr. Naveen Kalappa, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Technologies Limited., Dr. Mayur Datar, Chief Data Scientist, Flipkart, Mr. Rajendra Tripathi, Head - Education Programmes - Public Policy/Government Affairs- British Council India, Ms Savitha Balachandran, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Technologies, Mr Sujit Dixit, CSR Head, Tata Technologies, Mr. Milind Joshi, Head R&D, Forbes Marshall, Dr. Shridhar S. Shukla, Co-Founder, Chairman, KPOINT, Dr. Richard Lobo, Head Innovation, CQH and Chief Ethics Counselor, Tata Chemicals, Mr. Suneel Jagdale, Director - Software Engineering - PA Software, Siemens Industry Software (I) Pvt. Ltd. Senior government officials Ms. Namita Gupta, Adviser/Scientist 'G’, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, and Dr. Sandeep Bansal, Scientist C, DST - INSPIRE-MANAK also participated in the event. Read More...

 

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