The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore inaugurated the 2008 edition of ‘LCube’, an annual industry-academia interface event, today at its campus. The three day residential program, organized by the students of the Post Graduate in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM), focuses on the central theme of ‘Leadership from within’. The program aims to inculcate modern day leadership skills that are more experiential and exploratory in nature among participants.

Harsh Manglik, Managing Director and Chairman of Accenture India inaugurated the conference and delivered the key note address. The inauguration was followed by inspiring workshops comprising of simulations, games, theatre and role-plays on ‘Experiential Leadership’ organized by the renowned leadership consultant Raghu Ananthanarayan. A number of other activities have been planned for the next two days as part of this residential program. A corporate quiz on leadership will be organized on May 31st in association with Karnataka Quizzing Association. The quiz will be hosted by renowned quiz master Prof. Rajeev Gowda and will be open to corporate participant teams.

The event will conclude on June 1, 2008 with a key note from Mr Som Mittal – NASSCOM President on ‘Indian IT Companies at crossroads – looking for next winning strategy’ and a panel discussion on ‘DNA for the next generation of IT leaders’. The panel for the discussion comprises of eminent leaders in the IT industry such as Som Mittal – NASSCOM President; Kush Desai – MD, SAP Labs India; Subhash Menon – Founder and Chairman, Subex Systems; Sudip Banerjee – President Enterprise Solutions, Wipro Technologies; Vijay Anand – Vice President, Server Technologies, Oracle India, Mrs Uma Balakrishnan, CEO Axcend Automation Systems and Prof. J Ramachandran, IIM Bangalore.

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