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The Centre for Innovation at Goa Institute of Management will organise the 2020 “Emerging Markets Innovation” (EMI) Conference. The conference brings together leading experts, practitioners, and academicians to discuss and deliberate some of the biggest applications, opportunities, and challenges faced by emerging economies today in the innovation landscape and ecosystem. In one of the recent studies by World Economic Outlook, it has been identified that the emerging market GDP has surpassed the GDP of the developed markets.  Moreover, in the next few years, 70% growth in the world economy is estimated from the emerging markets and thus emerging market innovations are the key driver to global economic growth. 

The Chief Guest of the conference will be Ms. Ankita Anand,  IAS – Director (Information Technology), Govt. of Goa  CEO, Start-up Promotion Cell     and the  Guest of Honor will be  Dr. Ashis Dash,  ITS – Joint Director General of Foreign Trade  Regional Authority, Vadodara, Gujarat,  DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry  Government of India.   

Speaking on the conference, Dr Ajit Parulekar, Director GIM says, “This conference furthers GIM’s objective of being a management thought leader and providing a platform for cutting-edge discussions in emerging markets innovation”.

The conference will also host 15 high profile speakers from Government, Industry and Associations, who will discuss and debate on the challenges and opportunities in the “Emerging Markets Innovation”. The line-up of distinguished speakers are Dr. Abhay Jere (Chief Innovation Officer at Ministry of HRD, Government of India), Dr. Abhishek Nanda (Head, Innovation Dental Surgery Pidilite), Dr. Ambuj Chatturvedi (Sr. VP, Idea Knowledge Park), Mr. Ashish Ranjan (CDO, National Engineering Industries Ltd.), Mr. Dattaraj Rao  (Leader and Head, AI Research Lab, Persistent), Dr. Neeraj Amarnani (Professor Finance and Dean Academic, Goa Institute of Management), Mr.Nikhil Malhotra (Global Head of Innovation, Tech Mahindra), Dr. Nitin Upadhyay (Chair and Head  Centre for Innovation, Goa Institute of Management), Prof. Olaf Żylicz (Warsaw University of Technology Business School), Ms. Preeti Vyas, (Chairwoman, Vyas Giannetti Creative), Dr. Rajeev Shorey (Principal Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs), Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan (Professor Strategy, IIM Bangalore), Ms. Suma N (Director Engineering – Technology, Innovation and Strategy  Honeywell Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd), Prof. Srikanth Mutnuri (Head, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus; Recipient of Bill & Melinda Gates foundation project award) and Mr. Y Nagendra (CTO, Thriveni Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd, Odisha, Former CIO Vedanta)      

Dr Nitin Upadhyay, Chair and Head Centre of Innovation, will moderate the first panel discussion on “Emerging markets innovation: potential, challenges and opportunities” while Dr Neeraj Amarnani, Professor Finance and Dean Academics, will moderate the second panel on “Emerging markets Innovation: Policy and Framework”. 

The conference aiming to build the knowledge corpora has collaborated with the world leading publishing house – Emerald as its knowledge partner. In addition, the select few best research and case study papers will be recommended to the International Journal of Emerging Markets and Journal of Emerging Market Case Studies for the potential publication opportunity.