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INDOvations: Driving Global Innovations from Emerging Markets


November 18, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Gateway Room, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai Mumbai

Asia Society members: free; nonmembers: Rs. 500

Indian inventor Mansukhbhai Prajapati poses with his "Mitticool (mud cool) Village Fridge" in Ahmedabad. (Blood Orange Media)

Indian inventor Mansukhbhai Prajapati poses with his "Mitticool (mud cool) Village Fridge" in Ahmedabad. (Blood Orange Media)

INDOvations showcases India-inspired innovations and their impact on the global knowledge economy, serving as a platform to catalyze intellectual links between India and the rest of the world. India provides a great source of inspiration for both the developed and the developing nations seeking to drive affordable and sustainable business, social and cultural innovation enabled by open and collaborative partnerships between Indian innovators and those interested in their entrepreneurial ventures.

Tickets: Asia Society members, free; nonmembers, Rs. 500.

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Simone Ahuja, Founder and Principal, Blood Orange Media
Simone Ahuja's organization, Blood Orange Media, is a vertically integrated media company based in Minneapolis and Mumbai. Most recently, she produced and directed the Best Buy-supported television series, Indique | Big Ideas from Emerging India, which takes a deep dive into innovation in India from the grassroots to the MNC level—and examines its relevance to the West.

Navi Radjou, Executive Director, Centre for India and Global Business, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Navi Radjou is a globally-recognized voice of business strategy and innovation. He is a strategy consultant to leading organizations worldwide. In 2008, he published his research on Indian innovation in a 10-part report series titled India: The Innovation Giant (Re) Awakens. Previously, Radjou was a Vice President and analyst at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco.

Jean-Philippe Salar, Studio Chief Designer Renault Design India
Renault's Mumbai Studio is one of several Renault design satellites around the globe. It undertakes activities ranging from the initial design to the production of mock-ups and prototypes.

Geetu Verma, Vice Persident, Innovation, Pepsico India
Geetu Verma heads Pepsico India's Beverage & Snacks Innovation portfolio. She is responsible for accelerating the company's portfolio transformation agenda, aimed at meeting under served consumer needs across India's diverse economic pyramid. She has over two decades of varied experience in developing and marketing new categories and brands in the fast moving consumer goods industry, having worked at Procter & Gamble, Nestle, and Seagram.

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