AAS In Asia 2018: Geographies and Genealogies Conference, Ashoka University

Organizer: Ashoka University      July 2018

The AAS in Asia 2018 Conference, organized by Ashoka University and Association for Asian Studies(AAS) in Delhi was an insightful event. As a keynote speaker, I talked about Wiley India’s initiatives in increasing research output from India, Wiley Digital Archives, and Wiley being a provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in the areas of research, professional practice and education. 

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CEO Conclave by Business World

Organizer: Business World      March 28, 2018

“In today’s disruptive world, instinct will continue to play a role. But when it comes to execution of business decisions, data and rationality cannot be ignored.” -My take on ‘Rationality Vs Going with Your Gut’, during Business World’s CEO Conclave 2018.

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4th Business Analytics Conclave

Organizer: UPES      March 16, 2018

The 4th Business Analytics Conclave, organized by UPES in Bangalore was a well-organized event. I shared my views on the new opportunities in the Indian Talent Landscape and how to be future-proof and job-ready in the world of AI and Emerging Technologies. I believe we have to focus on understanding the business problem and finding the right solution and use AI, analytics and tools as enablers.

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IPA Congress 2018

Organizer: Federation of Indian Publishers, International Publishers Association      February 13, 2018

At the 32nd International Publishers Congress, I was part of the panel discussion, addressing the topic – Book Markets in India. I shared my views on the changing role of Publishers, and how we should capitalize on our strength of content creation and not compete in other avenues.

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Organizer: JLF      January 28, 2018

Digital is changing the way fiction is being read. But the digital disruption is not going to be limited to e-readers. With technology enablers like AI, Analytics, Recommendation Engines and Sentiment Analysis becoming a norm, the newer disruptive models of fiction writing would be in the form of:

  1. Personalized Fiction(where a user will choose the ending)
  2. Crowd-Sourced Fiction(where multiple authors will collaborate on one story)
  3. Topical Fiction (where the story framed would include the current events)

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CEO Speak Over Chairman’s Breakfast

Organizer: FICCI and NBT     January 7, 2018

As part of New Delhi World Book Fair, NBT in partnership with FICCI organized a panel discussion on ‘India-EU Cooperation in Publishing’. Mr. Vikas Gupta shared his opinion with the fellow panelists and the audience. Highlights of his speech:

1. To strengthen the partnership of publishers from India and EU, there is a need for a global platform to build global quality content which is customized basis reading needs of the country.
2. Fiction, by definiton, can not be translated. It has to be re-written to include local colloquial words and slangs. Translation can not bring that. That sort of creative friction between the two languages has to go away and for that, publishers need to collaborate and build a successful business model

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