BITSoM Launches BEACON – A Festival Of Ideas

Aims to be the focal point for new age ideas, learning and leadership

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BITSoM, the new-age business school based in Mumbai, announced its inaugural Ideas Festival for January 2022. The festival aims to be a strategic platform for business leaders, academicians and entrepreneurs to discuss, reflect and re-imagine the future. Conceived in partnership with Founding Fuel, a new age media and learning company, it will span four weekends in January with a distinctive, interactive, and immersive experience – with networking lounges, student booths, and opportunities for asynchronous engagement.

In its inaugural edition, the festival will attract leaders not only from the world of management but also from sports and entertainment. They will share their learnings from the pandemic, opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship, and their outlook on a sustainable, technology-enabled future.

Some of the speakers include Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall; Viswanathan Anand, five-time World Chess Champion; Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, USC Marshall School of Business; Leena Chatterjee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at BITSoM; Deep Kalra, Chairman, Make My Trip and Shankar Mahadevan, singer, composer and founder, Shankar Mahadevan Academy. Other speakers at the festival will include authors, business leaders, and academicians from BITSoM and the London Business School.

Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, BITSoM said, “BITSoM aims to be a focal point for new age ideas, learning, and leadership. With this festival, we will create a space for a community of diverse leaders to meet, share ideas, learn from each other, and collectively create value.’’

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