ICMC 2017 will feature two power panels, one on each the first and the second day of the conference. Each panel will have four eminent speakers who are respected for their contribution to communication and social innovation, and leadership.
January 10, 2017
Art with a Heart: The Power of Communication for Social Innovation
The Art with a Heart panel will showcase the power of communication in facilitating social change and the challenges communicators experience in the process. The panel consists of leaders in advertising, theater, cinema, and design who have combined their artistic talents and vision with their passion for bringing positive change in people’s lives.
Ms Urvashi Guha, Senior Vice President, DDB Remedy, DDB Mudra group, India (will chair/moderate the panel)
Sohini Chakraborty, Founder, SANVED, Kolkata
Mr Sanjeev Chatterjee, Professor, School of Communication, University of Miami, USA
Ajai Jhala, CEO and co-founder, BBDO India
Roxy Gagdekar, Budhan Theater, Ahmedabad
January 11, 2017
Capitalism and Compassion: Soul Mates or Adversaries?
The panelists-leaders in corporate social responsibility and social innovation - will bring their experience from the industry and corporate sector to address provocative questions such as: Can compassion have a place in the cut-throat competition of the corporate world? Are our policies powerful enough to safeguard the interests of people and the planet against the greed for profit? What innovative approaches do corporate leaders adopt for showing compassion and care for human life and our environment?
Mr John Garrison, Communication and Outreach Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank (will chair/moderate the panel)
Ms Gayatri Rath, Director, Corporate Communications and Citizenship, Microsoft, India
Ganesh Nayak, COO and Executive Director, cadila Healthcare
Ms Sushama Oza, Director, Strategy and Sustainability, ADANI foundation, India
Women as Brand Leaders and Consumers: New Frontiers in Social Change
Dr Rajan Varadarajan, University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and Ford Chair in Marketing and E-Commerce, Mays Business School, Texas A & M University, USA
Dr Omkumar Krishnan, Associate Professor, Marketing, IIM Kozhikode, India
Dr Varsha Jain, Associate Professor, MICA, India
Padma Bhushan Ms Ela Bhatt, Founder, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India