Nandan Nilekani inaugurates “BRIDGE Briefings” series by BRIDGE School of Management
Gurgaon, December 12, 2013: BRIDGE School of Management held its inaugural session of “BRIDGE BRIEFINGS”, on Wednesday, 11th December 2013 at its first Learning Centre located in the corporate hub- DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon. The evening started a keynote address by chief guest Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and former CEO of Infosys and Chairman of UIDAI, who spoke in his address about “Educating the Indian Workforce to drive economic growth.” The program consisted of two panel discussions, “The changing trends & future of Continuing Education”, and “Will technology be a game changer for continuing higher education in India”.
Speaking on the occasion Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and former CEO of Infosys and Chairman of UIDAI said “Today there is a big need for multi-disciplinary learning. Constant innovation and new technology are particularly relevant in a country like India in bringing quality, speed and scale to provide quality education to a large section of people.”
The event was attended by CEOs and HR Heads of leading Indian and International organizations. Prominent personalities attending the event included Prof Henry Bienen, former President of Northwestern University, Prof Dipak Jain, Former Dean of INSEAD and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern university, Prof. Thomas Gibbons, Dean, School of Continuing studies at Northwestern University, Dr Mukesh Aghi, Board Member and CEO, L&T Infotech Ltd, Mr. Adam Gutstein, Vice Chairman, PwC US, to name a few.
BRIDGE School of Management, which a joint venture between Apollo Global, Inc. (USA), and HT Media Ltd, aims to address the talent needs of the industry by bridging the gap between the current skill-sets of working professionals and that required by the Industry.
“We plan to have 50 state-of-the-art centres right in the middle of corporate hubs across the nation in the next 10 years. We have focused heavily on investing in technology infrastructure, and world class content to ensure our students get a seamless, industry relevant learning experience,” said Mr Rajesh Puri, CEO, India Education Services Pvt Ltd.
By offering management courses designed ‘by the industry, from the industry and for the industry’it aims to meet the education-employment mismatch in the country. Its program spans over a period of eleven months, helping Corporates invest in and retain their talent pool and increase productivity of employees, whereas for employees it is a convenient and time-saving opportunity for career enhancement, while continuing to work, to acquire skills and competencies which the Industry needs. The courses are optimised with an intelligent mix of interactive, online and face-to-face delivery methods, where Global Business and Industry leaders deliver content which is designed by participation of industry and Academic experts on Program Councils.
BRIDGE School plans to organise “BRIDGE BRIEFINGs” every quarter inviting thoughts from the industry on the most relevant topics in the field of management education in India.
aims at boosting its economic ties with Indian companies
After the successful edition of 2009 initiated by Moselle
Development, the economic development agency of General Council of Moselle, the
second edition of EITS will be held from the 2nd to 4th of
December, 2014 in Metz, the capital city of Moselle in France, which lies at
the heart of Europe, EITS 2014 is supported by government and public
authorities in France, Germany and India. EITS 2014 will bring together about
300 participating companies from France,
India and Germany
and event will focus on the fields of material and process for industry,
transportation and energy.
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CONSUMERS WILL NOW EARN PAYBACK POINTS ON ENTERTAINMENT
With PAYBACK’s entry into entertainment retail space through partnership with Planet M
Bangalore, December 11 2013: Planet M, the most popular entertainment retail chain of India has partnered with PAYBACK, India’s award winning and largest multi-brand loyalty program, as its partner of choice in the entertainment retailing category.This association will enable Planet M customers to avail membership with PAYBACK Program, and earn and redeem PAYBACK Points on transactions made at Planet M stores across India, besides existing partners of PAYBACK. Customers can enrol into the loyalty program by registering for Planet M PAYBACK Card either atretail outlets of Planet M across the country or through online registration at www.payback.in.
The partnership will maximize loyalty and rewards options for PAYBACK Members with an assured earning rate of minimum 4 PAYBACK Points to an upper limit of 12 PAYBACK Points. This earning rate is applicable for every Rs. 100 spent across product categories of Planet M.
Planet M customers who enrol into the PAYBACK Program will be able to avail all benefits of PAYBACK Members with instant redemption option at over 50 existing partner brands of PAYBACK’s Network, including Planet M. Present in over 100 locations, 3000 points of sale across cities in India, PAYBACK Partner Brands are spread across retail, entertainment, fuel, hospitality, utility and travel categories and include brands such as American Express, ICICI Bank, HPCL, MakeMyTrip.com, Hotel Formule1, UniverCell, Vodafone, Planet M, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, fashion@BigBazaar (fbb), Food Hall, Pantaloons, Central, e zone, Home Town, Brand Factory, futurebazaar.com, bookmyshow.com and others.
“We are enthusiastic about our entry into the high potential sector of entertainment retail by partnering with Planet M.” said Mr. Rahul Rana, Chief Operating Officer, PAYBACK India.Talking about the significance of the partnership to millions of active members of the PAYBACK Program and Planet M customers, he mentioned that, “This is a great opportunity to get rewarded on transactions related to music, movies, mobiles, gaming, toys, lifestyle and leisure.”
“With emergence of new trends and changing technology landscape in the Indian entertainment industry, it is imperative to look at innovative business strategies and design offerings that are relevant in the future context thereby enhancing consumer engagement. With such changing industry dynamics at play, we believe our engagement with PAYBACK will help us achieve this objective. ” said Mr. Sanjay Karwa Chief Executive Officer, Planet M.
“This is an exciting phase for PAYBACK as we are expanding our foothold across industries; and loyalty is now being considered as one of the prime factors among retailers for driving business efficiency.” said Mr. Vijay Bobba, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, PAYBACK India.