Over the last 15 years, bilateral trade between China and India has grown from $2 billion to a massive $71 billion. Cross-border investments scale across a broad range of sectors with leading companies from both countries setting their sights on global expansion. High profile joint ventures in China have included high-tech projects by top corporations such as Tata Consultancy Services Ltd – a sign of the growing ease in which businesses across the border cooperate in the technology sectors.
Which I.T. and technology corporations are leveraging the warming trade ties between two of the world’s most populous nations? Who’s next and what’s in it for Indian companies who partner with Chinese businesses?
Explore these topics and more right from the heart of the Silicon Valley of India – Bangalore. Brought to you by CNBC Catalyst.
Lisa Oake is a Canadian-born journalist with sixteen years of experience covering global economics, business and politics for CNBC. She is a former co-anchor of CNBC Asia’s top-rated flagship morning program Squawk Box. Lisa is the Founder and CEO of media training firm Oake Media. She teaches executives across Asia Pacific how to develop their key messages and deliver eloquent interviews. She has interviewed numerous CEOs, central bank governors and heads of state. Her experience conducting live interviews translates into lively and thought-provoking panel conversations.
Padma currently heads the global consulting team at Tech Mahindra – a team of 2,500 people engaged in business & technology consulting, and process advisory & re-engineering services. As a sponsor and mentor for TechM’s DigitAll program, the development and execution of digital transformation strategy and plans, both internally, and for clients, is one of her key focus areas.
Padma joined Tech Mahindra in 2006, as Vice-President, Strategic Markets & Initiatives, where her responsibilities included expansion to new geographies, as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2009, Padma moved to the then newly acquired Satyam organization, to lead the post-acquisition program office and the integration activities between Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam. She planned and coordinated a range of programs to turn the company around and lay the base for future growth and integration. Padma worked with various cross-functional implementation teams to rapidly deploy a series of initiatives across marketing, HR, finance, sales, legal and operations to successfully carry out this role.
Arun Kumar Pattabhiraman is the Vice President & Global Head of Marketing at InMobi. Arun is passionate about mobile and the internet and is fascinated by the myriad ways in which they continue to transform our lives. Having led over a dozen product launches at InMobi, Arun brings deep experience in global mobile and internet businesses including mobile advertising, mobile payments and mCommerce. As the editorial director, Arun produced “Apponomics –The Insider’s Guide to a Billion Dollar App Business”, a 300+ page book that was launched at the Mobile World Congress (2014) Barcelona, and serves as an essential guide to app developers looking to acquire, monetize and retain loyal users for their apps. Prior to InMobi, Arun drove prepaid voice revenues at India's largest telecom operator, Airtel, where he conceived and launched several market leading products and managed customer lifetime value through targeted marketing campaigns.
Vineet carries a 17 Years of rich experience in Mobile Internet, Services & Solution for Mobile Device, Content acquisition Strategies & Core Access Products with the World's Leading Integrated Telco, Mobile OEMs & VAS brands. His core forte lies in building Products & Services, making them independent profit centres within organisations with which he has been associated by aggressively building the product and strategy around digital services and contents, for operators and device industry from scratch and converting them into profitable business units.
He is hands on with understanding the nerve of the changing consumer behaviour and accordingly building and defining go to market and partner alliances strategy in that synergic direction thus leading to a robust and innovative product life cycle.
Vineet’s long and illustrious carrier has been associated with leading industry brands and organisation like Intex, Samsung, Spice, IB&W in key leadership roles managing independent verticals, where he has been a key catalyst in redefining and shaping up the digital services and content businesses for the organisations.