"Doing Business in India: Perspectives from a Multinational Tech Company" : A talk by Dr. Vivek Mansingh

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Room #R2230, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor 48109
United States
Charter members - FREE
TiE Members - FREE
Non-members - $20
Current UMich Students - FREE (ID required for admission)

"Doing Business in India: Perspectives from a Multinational Tech Company"
A talk by Dr. Vivek Mansingh, President - Collaboration and Communications Group, Cisco Systems, India.

Details about the talk:
With a contribution of over $100 Billion in revenue, about 7.5% of GDP, and directly employing over 3 million people, the IT industry in India has achieved amazing success in the last two decades. Continued growth of home grown top IT services companies: TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, and Mahindra – and their globalization is well known. In addition, most large multi-national technology companies have over one fourth of their global workforce in India. Cisco India is the largest R&D center for Cisco outside US. In addition to global product development, many emerging market products which have also been successful in the western markets have been developed here.

With maturing talent pool, evolving angel and VC investment ecosystem, top Universities led incubators, mentoring by institutions like TiE & Nasscom, a very healthy startup scene is becoming a reality in India. Three startups have already achieved milestone of exceeding $1B market cap.

Future of this important and growing industry in India will be discussed in the presentation.

Speaker Details:
Dr. Vivek Mansingh is the President of the Collaboration and Communications Group, Cisco Systems - India. As part of this role he is responsible for product development, market transformation and business development in India and APAC. Collaboration is a $4.5 billion business for Cisco. Collaboration includes IP telephony, IM, customer collaboration, conferencing, TelePresence and mobility products.

He has held senior technology and leadership roles in top technology organisations. He is a Gold Medalist engineer from NIT Allahbad. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Queen's University, Kingston, Canada in 1986 and completed an Executive Business Management Program with the Stanford University in 1996. 

Dr.Mansingh is sought after for speaking engagements on various subjects including Leadership,
Innovation, Technology Industry in India, at companies and Universities across the world.

This is a collaborative event between TiE Detroit and India Initiatives at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.