CEO'S Words Series

What Industry expects from current talent
Mr. Ashish Tiwari, Vice-President, Scalene Works, Bangalore

Start up- Way to go
Mr.Rahul Narvekar, CEO NDTV Ethnic Retail Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

Managing Finance and Venture Capitalists
Mr.Praveen Nigam, Amplus Consulting (P)Ltd.,

Building Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Organisation
Mr. Shounak Deshmukh, Talent HR Networks Pvt Ltd, Mumbai

Market Research in a Digital world - Emerging contours
Mr.Puneet Avasthi, VP & Research Service Director, IMRB International: Ratal, Mumbai

Challenges to overcome in this decade
Dr.M.J.Xavier, Director, IIM, Ranchi

Managing Your Career
Mr. Pasupathi Sankaran, Vice President, Career Net Consulting, CBangalore.

Luxury Marketing
Mr. Roshan Shetty, Director, Bonton, Mumbai

Put people at Centre
Mrs.Krithiga Reddy, Head-Online Operation of Facebook

Role of HR In Eurozone Crisis
Mr.Martin Pontier, Prof in HRM, University of East london

Should a Finance Director Take Marketing Decisions
Mr. Ramesh Jude Thomas ,Equitor Management Counselling, Banglore

Idea Management
Mr. Alvin Saldhana Chief creating Officer IDEA Domain Mumbai

Organizational Development Values propositions and challenges for future leaders
Ms. Kimberly Owns, President and founder phoenix performance group 11C US

Social Media on US Presidential Elections
Ms. Ashs Corneliobeh, Social media manager at US Dept of states

Ma.Devita Sharaff, CEO VU technologies Zenith, Mumbai

Success is all about creativity
Dr. Kiran Bedi, Social Activities, Former IPS officer

Auto ptfot Thinking and how to overcome it ?
Mr.Ramanathan Sridhar, Innovation Coach, Idea-RS


Dr. APJ AbdulKalam
Ms. Sunitha Williams
Mr. Jeff Hoffman
Mr. Sam Cawthorn
Dr. S.P. Balasubrahmanyam
Mr. Jamas Golesen
Ms. Sushmita San
Dr. Kiran Bed
Ms. Shanna Dietz
Mr. KrishnamachariSrlkanth
Mr. V.V.S. Laxsman


Mr. Rahul Narverkar
CEO, NDTV Ethnic Retail Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

Mr. Vibhore Tambi
Manager sourcing, Ethnic Retail Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

Mr. AnupamTiwari
Head corporate affairs, HPCL Mumbai

Ms. Sasirekha Vengatesh
Chartered Accountant


Introduction to Business intelligence and opportunities In global business environment
Dr. Virginia Miori, Professor Saint Josphs University USA

Religion on Social Media
Dr. Bruce Bennet Lawrence, Professor of Duke University, USA

ICIM 2013

        At a day and age where the only thing that is constant is change in the global space of communication and technology, we as students need to keep up to this furious pace. Sitting in a comfortable Classroom safely tucked in a harnessed environment, nullifying the outside challenges and problems is just not good enough. Amongst this peace heaven sort of learning environment, students need to understand the ground reality and issues that a corporate giant face in order to succeed in this ever-expanding global market.
        IC1M - 2013 was one such opportunity provided to the students of GRD, where the emphases were to stress on issues and challenges of International marketing around the Asia Pacific region. The stage was all set at the Residency Hotel, Coimbatore on the 7th and 8th of March 2013 not just to enlighten the audience rather baffle them with sagacious speakers at the forefront. Speakers or rather eminent personalities in and around the corporate world gave a dear sense of meaning to the relevant topics that they function in, they also provided luminous analysis and shared their futuristic ideas. This conference, which was more than just a learning curve for aspiring Management students, was completely organized by the GRD Institute of Management, GRD School of International Business, GRD College of Science, association with the University of East London, United Kingdom.

ICIM Keynote Speakers

Internationalization of Retail
Mr. Gibson G Vedamani
MD & CEO, Sharon Wayne Inc. Mumbai.

Beyond pappdams, noodles and coffee - A colorful canvas of the new workorder
Mr. Sri Kandiah
Professor Management Science, University of Southampton, UK

Inspiring Leadership
Ms. Kim Owens
President, Phoenix Performance Group, Sr. Consultant, General Motors

Engaging the consumers on mobile
Mr. Mahesh Narayanan
Country Head, Mobile/Google India, Mumbai.

E-Commerce landscape In India
Mr. Rahul Narvekar
CEO, NDTV Ethnic Retail Pvt Ltd., New Delhi

Digital Democracy
Mr. Ramesh Jude Thomas
President and Chief Knowledge Officer, Equitor Management Consulting, Bangalore

Metaphors in Leadership & Management
Mr. Ravi Thilagan Head
HR at Financial Software & Systems (P) Ltd

Innovation Management
Mr. Subra Parameswaran
Chief Representative (Partnerships) at University of East London Liaison Office

Marketing Higher Education
Dr. Zoriu Senyucel
Director in Learning and Teaching, University of East London UK

Strategies on Product Quality & Satisfaction
Ms. Zafran Hassan
Faculty of Business Management University Technology MARA, Malaysia

Industrial Marketing: Re-Engineer Yourself
Mr. Krishnan CV
CEO-Mahavir Engi Tech, Mumbai

Technology trends in E-Commerce
Mr.Aneesh Nair
CIO/CTO, NDTV Ethnic Retail Pvt Ltd.,New Delhi


TEDx GRD, where x = independently organized TED event
TEDx GRD is one of the lucky TEDx communities worldwide who have engaged towards the concept of ‘Learning’. We have this theme because 774 million adults in the world cannot read or write, two thirds of them are women The event featured a mix of live speakers and performers.