Design!publiC Panel Discussion 1: Innovation and the Indian Corporation

11:02 Samar ends with a last word about the “hot new” mousetrap in Bangalore – simply a sticky pad. No bad Karma involved.

11:00 Harish Bijoor answers saying that Indian corporations are not innovative or risk-taking, but Indian society is.

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Innovation and the Indian Corporation

Anand Mahindra made waves recently when he talked about the absence of any real culture of cutting edge innovation in India. Is he right? How should we understand innovation? Is any kind of new service or money-making scheme an example of innovation? Would they, for instance, be in the same league with the kinds of things Steve Jobs became famous for creating? Where are we with India’s innovation story and where is it going?

This first panel at the Design Public Conclave will be anchored by Samar Halankar of the Hindustan Times and Mint Newspapers. He will be in conversation with Anil Narayan Sondur of TATA Elxsi and Arun Pande, the mind behind mKrishi, launched by Tata Consulting Services. Probing questions from the audience and responses from other discussants will ensue.