Innovation & Technology at SBAC 2020

Innovation & Technology at SBAC 2020

Select top leaders from across the Indian business spectrum discussed various aspects of the country’s innovation culture at SBAC2020 on 17th January 2020, Friday at the Taj Lands End. The meet was attended by the institute’s current post-graduate students, established business leaders, distinguished alumni and influencers.

The were four panel discussions each lasting an hour, speaking about the drivers, enablers, and challenges to inculcating a technology-driven, innovation-first culture in Indian businesses. The quality and insights of the keynote speeches to commence and conclude the conclave added further sheen to what was undoubtedly a successful SBAC2020 conclave. Every talk was further captured graphically on a white board by artist, Santosh Nair.

Check out all the videos of the event below.

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Academic Keynote Speaker

SBAC 2020 Academic Keynote: Innovation and Technology drives business growth


Social Keynote Speaker

SBAC 2020  Using Technology & Innovation to create superior socially sound outcomes


Panel Speakers



Glimpse of SBAC 2020 Panel 1 - Are actionable data insights the key to business success?

A glimpse of Mr. Sonam Wangchuk's inspirational social sector keynote address @SBAC2020

Dr Soumitra Dutta @SBAC2020 - Innovation in a nation happens due to inspiration or desperation

Glimpse of SBAC 2020 Panel 2 : Is technology a challenge for innovation in traditional companies?

Glimpse of SBAC2020 Panel3: Industry boundaries reshaping Business models Innovation with Technology

Glimpse of SBAC 2020 Panel 4: Are leaders the drivers of innovation?

SBAC 2020 on the sidelines: Sonam Wangchuk Interviewed by SPJIMR student

SBAC Vivek Sunder interview for SBAC 2020


SPJIMR Dean, Dr. Ranjan Banerjee speaks about what makes SBAC truly remarkable.

SPJIMR Dean Dr Ranjan Banerjee speaks about SBAC 2020

SBAC 2020 Launch

SBAC 2020 Launch

Curiosity - SBAC 2020

Shaping the Future - SBAC 2020

Unlock The Next - SBAC 2020

What is the Purpose of Technology? Theme Manifestation at SBAC 2020



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Taj Lands End

Bandstand, BJ Road, Mount Mary,

Bandra West,

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Contact Details

Prof. Vineeta Dwivedi 

Ms Lisa Thomas
+91 22 61454381
Ms Sanjana H. Parmeswar
Ms Salomi Nagarseth
SBAC 2020 Agenda
9:30 am to 10:00 am       -     Registrations and Networking
10:00 am to 10:05 am     -     Opening     
10:05 am to 10:15 am     -     Welcome Address by Dean SPJIMR Dr Ranjan Banerjee

Topic: Innovation and Technology drives business growth

Keynote speech by the architect and main editor of the Global Innovation Index which is one of the leading references for measuring an economy’s innovation performance. An insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. India features in the GII ranking on the world’s top science and technology clusters and Dr Dutta sheds light into the shifting global landscape of business, technology and innovation.

Dr Soumitra Dutta  

Professor of Management and Former Founding Dean, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Chair, Board of Directors, Global Business School Network (GBSN), Co-Chair, Global Future Council on Innovation Eco-   Systems, World Economic Forum, Founding Editor, Global Innovation Index


11:00 am to 11:15 am     -     Tea Break

Topic: From Data to Insight to Foresight

Turning data into actionable insights can help organisations with foresight to make informed decisions and compete more effectively. Big data creates challenges but can lead to predictive insights using analytics and human empathy. Is this driving businesses and making them use technology more effectively?



Topic: Is technology a challenge for innovation in traditional companies?

Many Traditional companies in India Inc have struggled with the broad subject of innovation. The illumination of that field of innovation, with the digital technologies, seems to further increase the challenge. This session aims to bring some clarity on the interplay between innovation and traditional companies and its enablement by technology.  


01:15 pm to 02:15 pm     -     Lunch Break

Topic: Industry boundaries reshaping; Business models innovation with technology

Start-ups and newer companies are seen as hotbeds of innovation. News ideas springs from entrepreneur-led enterprises and they are quick at the uptake of technology, like services innovation and supportability in an automatic and self-sustainable manner to transform business and dull the boundaries of sectors. Are they ready for participating in the next billion-dollar growth market?



Topic: Are leaders the drivers of innovation?

Leadership is crucial in driving change in companies and great leaders anticipate the future and constantly innovate to survive and flourish. A tete-a-tete with the best in the business about the crucial role that leadership plays and is it really that great leaders set the culture of ideas and experimentation?




04:15 pm to 04:30 pm     -     Tea Break    

Topic: How technology and Innovation come together to create superior socially sound outcomes? 

Social innovation is important to find solutions that can address difficult societal challenges. Businesses can accelerate the change by collaborating, getting involved and sharing resources. Social sector can also lead the way for inclusive and sustainable business practices.  Can technology play a role in this?

Mr Sonam Wangchuk

Founding Director
Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh
Winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2018,
The GQ Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
The Rolex Award for Enterprise 2016


05:15 pm to 05.30 pm     -     Closing Remarks 

SBAC 2020 was Live on 17 Jan, 2020


Glimpses of SBAC 2020
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