Ex-Cognizant Vice Chairman, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan spoke about Deep Technology Management in High Growth Sectors

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Great Lakes Institute of Management hosted Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan as part of its Term Zero – CXO Interaction series

~ Ex-Cognizant Vice Chairman, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan spoke about Deep Technology Management in High Growth Sectors ~

30th June 2021, Mumbai: Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Former CEO, Emeritus Vice Chairman, Cognizant and Chairman, ICT Academy, shared his thoughts on Deep Technology Management in high-growth sectors with Great Lakes Institute of Management students. The session was a part of Great Lakes’ Term Zero – CXO Interaction series.

Mr. Narayanan commenced the session with clarifying the notion that deep technology is not just an interest of science and technology scholars but that it holds extreme relevance to management students as well. The Emeritus Vice Chairman, Cognizant believes that business professionals are expected to deliver benefits to humanity while the scholars pursue knowledge. The member of Business Advisory Council, Mr. Narayanan, set the context of the lecture by briefly explaining through an example the importance of understanding science and technology by policy makers to solve strategy and management related challenges.

Space and Aviation, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power and Fusion Power were categorised as the high-growth sectors and elaborated on by Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan. While explaining about the managerial and business potential lying in these high-growth sectors, Mr. Narayanan, also shared with the students that the highest degree of innovation in these sectors, highest R&D spends, and highest investments globally convinced him and make other economists of these being the high-growth sectors globally.

Through the lecture, Mr. Narayanan spoke about renewable energy streams and the challenges posed by the discoveries of science and technology on the field. As he elaborated on the four sectors that are growing faster than any other industries, globally; he shared critical insights for management and business professional to tap into those high-growth sectors and create a new world order that is free of high carbon emission and allows aversion of the climate crisis that the world is headed towards.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, said “We are honoured to have hosted Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan as a speaker for our Term Zero – CXO Interaction series. It was fascinating and enlightening to gain a strategic and managerial perspective on the role of energy and the new technological developments that are happening in the space. It was enriching to understand how deep technology is going to affect our lives in such profound ways. We are glad to have presented this opportunity to our students who are at crossroads of their career and through this session, helping them to think about not just ‘what is’ but also ‘what will be’. We are truly grateful to Mr. Narayanan for sharing such critical insights on the topic and renewing our perspective on the management of technology and science”

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About Great Lakes: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Bala V Balachandran is one of the premier B-schools in India. Great Lakes has, within a short span of 15 years emerged as a top-ranked business school. Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 150+ visiting faculty including over 25+ international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, and Harvard. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Missouri, Kansas, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Babson College etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.

Great Lakes, Chennai, was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK in 2014 and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2015, Great Lakes, Chennai also received international SAQS accreditation and in 2017, its two-year PGDM program was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). For the years 2018 -2019, Great Lakes was ranked No.1 in India by Analytics India for its Analytics program. Great Lakes, Chennai was ranked 5th by Outlook India among top private MBA institutions, 9th by Business India, 15th by Business Today and 18th by NIRF among top 10 Indian B-Schools. It was also placed in Super League 2 category by Business Standard in the year 2019.

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council, and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has been constantly innovating to stay ahead of the needs of our businesses and community. It is the first B-school in India to offer full time specialization in Analytics and first to introduce AI and Machine Learning specialization. 

Great Lakes has a 30-acre LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Delhi-NCR. In the year 2019, Great Lakes Gurgaon campus received the prestigious AMBA accreditation and was also ranked among the top 5 emerging business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-2019. Great Lakes Gurgaon was also ranked 13th by Business World for its one-year program in the year 2019.

Great Lakes offers One Year full time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two-year MBA (PGDM), Part Time Executive MBA for senior managers, and Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 8800+, work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries.

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