International Management Institute (IMI), Bhubaneswar organized a Roundtable on “Disruptive Innovation: Revisiting Strategy for Social Development” on 5th December 2017.
The Roundtable was jointly organized by Centre of Excellence for Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility IMI-Bhubaneswar, Centre for Disruptive Innovation & Enterprise, IMI Delhi and Smart Systems and Operations Laboratory, IIT-Kanpur
Prof. Arun K Rath moderated the Roundtable and stressed on the need of revisiting strategy for social development in the context of emerging economy of Odisha by introducing the concept of “Disruptive Innovation”
The distinguished participants included Prof. Debashis Chatterjee Director General-IMI, Prof. Ramesh Behl Director-IMI - Bhubaneswar, Prof. Rajagopal Professor EGADE Business School- Mexico City, Mr. G. Upadhyay Former CMD NALCO, Dr. Bijay Sahoo SAI International School, Mr. Rajaram Sathpathy Ex-Bureau Chief Times of India, Mr. P C Panigrahi Advisor, Neyvelli Lignite Corporation Ltd, Prof. Deepu Philip Head of “Smart Systems and Operations Laboratory- IIT Kanpur, Prof. Ashutosh Khanna and faculties from IMI Bhubaneswar and IMI Delhi.
The Roundtable covered broad range of topics such as disruptive innovation in social development, major challenge of technology and the concerns of innovation reaching the masses. Various other critical issues were discussed by the experts which can impact the social development particularly in the emerging economy of Odisha.
Prof. Debashis Chatterjee stressed on the need of conversation and dialogue among all the stakeholders for meaningful social change. Prof. Ramesh Behl emphasized on the need of bringing digital divide as social innovation. Faculty and students of IMI, Bhubaneswar took active part in organizing this off-beat Roundtable in the campus. The event was beamed live on Facebook and was witnessed by students of IMI, Bhubaneswar to understand the nuances of disruptive innovation in the social development.