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Chennai, Feb. 3

Samanvay 2010, the annual national-level business fest organised by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, was inaugurated by Mr K. Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services. In his address, Mr Ananth Krishnan spoke about emerging opportunities in the fields of technology and management.

He also emphasised the need to give expression to the human side of management, the need for collaboration among Chief Financial Officers, and disruptive innovation.

In his inaugural address, Mr Harish Damodaran, Senior Assistant Editor with The Hindu Business Line, threw light on the history of businesses and business communities in India.

The inauguration was followed by a panel discussion on public-private partnerships, moderated by Mr Damodaran and featuring Mr Sandeep Saxena IAS, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation; Mr T. Ramaswamy, Deputy General Manager, Indian Bank; Mr P. Santhanam, Managing Director, Hindustan Motors; and Mr V. Sivakumar, Director, Petroleum Conservation Research Association.

Every year, Samanvay brings together the best brains from the top business schools all over the country, and personalities from the corporate world, academia and media on a common platform.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated February 4, 2010)
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