March 06, 2015

Tata group partners with Harvard University graduate students for the 12th annual 2015 India Conference at Harvard

R Gopalakrishnan of Tata Sons to discuss India's path to global leadership

Washington, DC:The Tata group today announced that it will serve as the lead supporter of the “2015 India Conference at Harvard” at Harvard University on March 7 and March 8. This is the 12th annual conference and will welcome R Gopalakrishnan, director of Tata Sons, as a special keynote speaker on India’s path to global leadership, and S Padmanabhan, executive chairman, Tata Quality Management Systems, as a panelist.

The conference is organized jointly by the graduate students of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Leaders in business, entertainment, government, and philanthropy will discuss India's aspirations and challenges and the way forward.

“As an India-based company, our commitment to global leadership has been foundational to our continued growth,” said James Shapiro, resident director, Tata Sons, North America. “This two-day event with Harvard University serves as a way to share our experience and passion, and brings together top leaders across disciplines with a shared goal.”

“Investors worldwide are looking at India with renewed interest,” said Cherian Kurien, conference co-chair and Harvard Business School 2015 MBA candidate. “This year’s conference will engage in a critical debate of what the various sectors of India’s economy must focus on, to ensure that the country uses this opportunity to make rapid progress in the coming months.”

Launched more than a decade ago, the two-day event allows executives across sectors and companies to provide thought leadership on the importance of India to the world’s growth and economy.

Event Details:

When:Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Harvard Business School, 117 Western Avenue, Boston and Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F Kennedy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Students, alumni and members of the business community are invited to attend. Please click here to register.