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Top Indian Industry leaders and experts share ideas and insights that matter to businesses, large and small, across sectors. Listen to perspectives on economic growth, global economy, technology and innovation, sustainability, community and much more. Brought to you by CII, India’s premier industry organisation, partnering Industry, Government and civil society for India’s development.

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20 May 2022

Vision for India@100: Indian Philanthropic Ecosystem Shaping a New India

Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies LinkedIn discusses the role of philanthropy in making a meaningful difference in the society and shaping a new India. She is in conversation with Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies.
India has a deep rooted culture of charity and giving back to the community, how can that be transitioned to philanthropy and further institutionalised? How can we leverage the potential of India’s volunteerism landscape to develop a roadmap towards an inclusive India@100?

Podcast
13 May 20222

Not business as usual: How social media is changing the way India does business?

Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn talks about the way social media has transformed the business landscape. He is in conversation with Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies.
As digital penetration continues to rise across the globe, what are the positive changes that social media has brought about in the business space? How is social media is paving the path for businesses to be more responsible and accountable?

Podcast
06 May 2022

Industry-Academia Collaboration for Technology, Innovation and Research

Prof Rangan Banerjee, Director-IIT Delhi and Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII National Mission on Technology, Innovation & Research; Former MD & CEO, Ashok Leyland Ltd and JCB India Ltd discuss how industry-academia collaboration can propel growth for the Indian industry. As we look at India@47, what can be done to strengthen the research, technology and innovation ecosystem of the India and give it a competitive edge on a global level? How can the industry and academia work together to produce the manpower that is industry ready?

Podcast
29 April 2022

New India: Wearing Different Hats

Karan Bajaj, Founder, WhiteHat Jr highlights the significance of personalized education for young builders and creators of India. He is in conversation with Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies. Can customized education enhance students’ creative potential? How are emerging technologies and latest ed-tech tools changing the education paradigm in the country?

Podcast
22 April 2022

How Can Fintech Shape a New India ft Yashish Dahiya

Yahish Dahiya, Founder & Group CEO, Policy Bazaar outlines the roadmap to build an inclusive & vibrant #fintech sector in India. He is in conversation with Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies. Can a robust digital infrastructure help insurance firms in establishing a sustainable and connected insurance ecosystem in India? How is India’s fast-evolving payment infrastructure changing the face of country’s fintech sector?

Podcast
15 April 2022

India@75 & Beyond

Suhel Seth, Founder & Managing Director, Counselage India talks about Brand India and how to amplify it on a global level. He is in conversation with Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies. What is the way forward for the country as we look at our contribution to globalization, not just through the lens of commerce, but also our ability to sow the seeds of hope, ideas and inspiration. What do the next 25 years hold for India as it continues to make great strides in various spheres?

Podcast
8 April 2022

The Growth Story of upGrad

Phalgun Kompalli, Co-Founder, upGrad and Arjun Mohan, CEO-India, upGrad share their entrepreneurial journey and the lessons learnt to help budding entrepreneurs make it to the unicorn club. Phalgun and Arjun are in conversation with Manoj Kohli, Chairman, CII Future Business Group and Country Head - Softbank India, SoftBank Group International. What are the things that an early stage start-up must not compromise on to emerge as a winner in the long run?

Podcast
1 April 2022

New India: Affordable Healthcare for All

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman & Executive Director, Narayana Health talks about equitable healthcare, easy access to medical services and fast-evolving healthcare ecosystem of India. He is in conversation with Rajan Navani Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies. As India looks to develop a world class healthcare system, what role can healthcare organizations play to ensure affordable medical services for all? How can technology address the healthcare gaps and what are the focus areas that need the most attention?

Podcast
25 March 2022

The Growth Story of GlobalBees

Nitin Agarwal, CEO, GlobalBees, shares his entrepreneurial journey to encourage the spirit of start-ups and guides them to become unicorns. Nitin is in conversation with Manoj Kohli, Chairman, CII Future Business Group and Country Head - Softbank India, SoftBank Group International. How can building a robust brand image help a start-up in creating a measurable impact in the long run?

Podcast
17 March 2022

New Infrastructure for a New India

Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, CII 's National Council on Infrastructure and Infrastructure Sector Expert shares his thoughts on India's infrastructure priorities, gaps & solutions and his wishlist for the India of the future. He is in conversation with Rajan Navani Chairman, CII India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies. As India completes its 75th year of Independence and embarks on the journey towards India@100, what role does infrastructure play in India’s development story? What needs to be done to make the India@100 infrastructure dream come true?

Podcast
10 March 2022

Smart Manufacturing in India

Dilip Sawhney, Co-Chairman, CII Smart Manufacturing Council and Managing Director, Rockwell Automation, India talks about the role of smart manufacturing or ‘Industry 4.0’ in revolutionizing the manufacturing sector. Dilip is in conversation with Pranjal Sharma, Author and Columnist. How can the adoption of smart manufacturing practices help increase the competitive edge of businesses? What are the opportunities and challenges posed today as businesses, big and small, move towards Industry 4.0?

Podcast
8 March 2022

Grassroots Women Leaders: महिला सशक्तिकरण

Listen to a heart-warming conversation with three exceptional women leaders at the grassroots as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022. मिलिए तीन ऐसी महिलाओं से जिन्होंने चुनौतियों का सामना किया और ना केवल अपनी, परन्तु कई अन्य महिलाओं की ज़िन्दगी बदल डाली.

Podcast
4 March 2022

Women Empowerment: Shaping an Equal Future ft Kaveree Bamzai

Kaveree Bamzai, Member, Steering Committee of CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Program and Former Editor, India Today talks about the exemplary women working at the grassroots, who have, against all odds, excelled and contributed significantly to drive change across India. She is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. As women continue to rise and carve their own paths, what can be done to enable and amplify women change makers in India? What are the opportunities, as well as the constraints, when it comes to empowering women to have a say and be equal players across all domains

Podcast
25 February 2022

New Opportunities in Electronics ft Vinod Sharma

Vinod Sharma, Chairman, CII National Committee on Information Communication Technology & Electronics and Managing Director, Deki Electronics Ltd. talks about the steps to be taken to hasten our quest of emerging as a hub of global manufacturing, technology and innovation. Can the flourishing electronics industry contribute significantly to bringing dynamism to our development journey? How can the right policies contribute to the growth of large companies and SMEs in the sector?

Podcast
18 February 2022

Tracking India’s Labour Reforms ft Pradeep Bhargava

Pradeep Bhargava, Co-Chairman of the CII National Committee on Industrial Relations and Chairman, Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Ltd. talks about the paradigm change being witnessed by India’s labour regulatory environment. He is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. How will the initiative of placing 29 central labour laws into 4 codes improve India’s Ease of Doing Business, ensure increased regulatory compliance by businesses and help workers in organized and unorganised sectors? What is the current status of these codes and what can be expected in the future?

Podcast
10 February 2022

Governance in Financial Institutions ft K V Kamath

K V Kamath, Past President, CII, Chairman, National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development, discusses the changing trends and concerning issues in corporate governance in the context of financial institutions. He is in conversation with Sanjiv Bajaj, President-Designate, CII and Chairman & Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd. As governance, ethics, integrity, transparency and equity continue to gain relevance globally, what steps need to be taken to foster a culture of good governance in true letter and spirit, while focusing on accountability, compliance and trust?

Podcast
4 February 2022

Creative Industries - Keeping India Entertained ft Biren Ghose

Biren Ghose, Vice Chairman, CII National Committee on Media & Entertainment; Chair, CII Sub Committee for AVGC & Immersive Media and Country Head, Technicolor India talks about the way ahead for the Media and Entertainment industry as digital content consumption intensifies in India. Biren is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. As sectors like cinema and television chart their way back to pre-COVID levels and the demand for regional content and OTT adoption continue to rise, how can the Indian Media and Entertainment industry take advantage of the current market situation? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Podcast
28 January 2022

Budget for Economic Rebound ft Rajiv Memani

Rajiv Memani, Chairman, CII National Committee on Taxation and Chairman & CEO, EY India shares recommendations for reforms in the taxation structure ahead of Union Budget 2022-23. Rajiv is in conversation with Pranjal Sharma, Author and Columnist. As the countdown to the Union Budget 2022-23 begins, what are the broad areas that should take the center stage? How can the upcoming Budget provide relief to all economic stakeholders from the impact of pandemic?

Podcast
21 January 2022

International Taxation ft Neeru Ahuja

Neeru Ahuja, Chairperson, CII Core Group on BEPS and Partner, Deloitte talks about BEPS, its importance for the global economy and impact on multinationals. Neeru is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. What measures must be taken to improve the coherence of international tax rules and ensure a more transparent tax environment?

Podcast
14 January 2022

Quality Management for Scaling up MSME ft Yogesh Munjal

Yogesh Munjal, Chairman, CII Clusters for Competitiveness and Managing Director, Munjal Showa Ltd talks about how strong focus on quality management can help MSMEs in scaling up & addressing global markets. Munjal is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. Can enhanced product quality help India emerge as a major export player in the world market and take Indian MSMEs to new heights?

Podcast
07 January 2022

World Leadership & Global Cooperation for Economic Rebound ft Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd, President & CEO, Asia Society and President, Asia Society Policy Institute and former Prime Minister of Australia talks about the role of world leadership and global cooperation as the world grapples with economic crisis in the times of pandemic. Rudd is in conversation with Dr Naushad Forbes, Past President CII & Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall Ltd. How can India leverage the evolving international relations, foreign policy dynamics and trade equations to its benefit?

Podcast
31 December 2021

The Recalibration of World Trade in the Pandemic Era ft Borge Brende

Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum talks about the recalibration of trade equations between nations to make world trade more sustainable and equitable. Borge is in conversation with Hari S Bhartia, Past President, CII and Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Jubilant Pharmova Ltd. How are the pandemic, climate change and geopolitical factors impacting world trade?

Podcast
24 December 2021

India's Emergence as a Global Vaccine Manufacturer ft Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, shares his experiences in manufacturing the COVID vaccines for India and the world. Adar is in conversation with Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII's India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies. As India recently scripted history by reaching past the 1 billion vaccination milestone, how will it affect the behaviour of the Omicron variant in India?

Podcast
17 December 2021

Startup Lessons from Zomato ft Deepinder Goyal

Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, Zomato, shares learnings from his entrepreneurial journey for aspiring entrepreneurs. Deepinder is in conversation with Manoj Kohli, Chairman, CII Future Business Group and Country Head, Softbank India. While many early-stage start-ups are in a race to define their identity in the market, what can they do to ensure a big win?

Podcast
10 December 2021

Leveraging Technology in Farming ft S Sivakumar

S Sivakumar talks about how technology is accelerating the transformation of the agriculture sector and increasing farm productivity. Chairman of CII Core Group on AgTech and Group Head - Agri & IT Businesses, ITC Limited is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. Can blockchain technology define the future of the sector?

Podcast
3 December 2021

Atmanirbhar Financial Services for Atmanirbhar India ft Sanjiv Bajaj

Sanjiv Bajaj talks about the roadmap to build Atmanirbhar financial services in India. President Designate, CII and Chairman & Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv Limited is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. What is the need of the hour to accelerate financial inclusion in the country and how does the ongoing digital revolution impact India's financial system?

Podcast
26 November 2021

Reimagining Growth- Ideas for School Education ft Kris Gopalakrishnan & Dr Karthik Muralidharan

Dr. Karthik Muralidharan talks about the ways to revive the education sector as the world recovers from the impact of the pandemic. Tata Chancellor's Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego is in conversation with Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of CII Digital Council, Chairman of CII CoE for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups and Past President, CII. What steps need to be taken to lay the foundations for a better, more resilient and equitable education system?

Podcast
19 November 2021

Powering India’s Future Growth ft Anil Sardana

Anil Sardana talks about the steps to expand India’s power capacity. Co-Chair of CII’s National Infrastructure Council and Managing Director & CEO of Adani Transmission is in conversation with Renuka Singh, Senior Consultant, CII. As the country grows, what are the opportunities in India’s power sector? How are Indian businesses preparing to reduce their carbon footprint amid the disruption in the power space arising from the climate change imperative?

Podcast
12 November 2021

India's New Infrastructure Strategy ft Vinayak Chatterjee

Vinayak Chatterjee discusses the way to revolutionise the next generation of multimodal infrastructure development in the country. Chairman of CII's National Council on Infrastructure and Infrastructure Sector Expert is in conversation with Pranjal Sharma, Author and Columnist. What is the new deal for India’s infrastructure sector? What can be done to really make infrastructure the engine of growth for the Indian economy?

Podcast
05 November 2021

COP26 and Climate Action ft T V Narendran

T V Narendran discusses the ways to address the global climate emergency. President, CII and Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tata Steel is in conversation with Pranjal Sharma, Author and Columnist. Why should climate action be the top priority for India? What role can the Indian Industry play in mainstreaming climate action and building a climate-resilient future?

Podcast
29 October 2021

Industry Partnership for Nutrition Outcomes ft Vinita Bali

Vinita Bali discusses healthy, sustainable and nutritious foods to improve public health outcomes. How can the private sector, development agencies, NGOs, bilateral & multilateral agencies, and local, state and central governments work together to ensure better nutrition for all? The Chairman of the CII National Nutrition Committee and Independent Director & Strategy Adviser is in conversation with Pranjal Sharma, Author and Columnist.

Podcast
22 October 2021

Next Steps for Manufacturing ft Vikram S Kirloskar

Vikram S Kirloskar talks about the ways to revive India’s manufacturing sector as lockdown restrictions ease across the country. Chairman of CII National Manufacturing Council and Chairman & Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and the Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist. What are the steps to be taken to expedite the recovery of the manufacturing sector? How shall we move forward with the goal of $5 Trillion economy by 2025 in focus?

Podcast
08 October 2021

Climate Change Imperative: Opportunities for Businesses ft Jamshyd N Godrej

Jamshyd N Godrej talks about meeting the country’s sustainable development goals by reducing carbon emissions and adopting green practices. Chairman of CII Climate Change Council and Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd, is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist & Columnist. How is climate change affecting businesses, and how can we turn these challenges into opportunities for businesses?

Podcast
01 October 2021

MSME Competitiveness Boosters ft Shreekant Somany

Shreekant Somany sheds light on the ways to restore the MSME sector in India and make it more competitive. The Chairman of CII National MSME Council and CMD, Somany Ceramics Ltd, is in conversation with Vivian Fernandes, Senior Journalist & Columnist. Can MSMEs play a significant role in enhancing productivity and reducing dependency on imports?

Podcast
24 September 2021

The Future of Digital Transformation ft Kris Gopalakrishnan

Kris Gopalakrishnan deconstructs the digital revolution and what it offers for India. The Chairman of CII Digital Council, Chairman of CII CoE for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups and Past President, CII, is in conversation with Pranjal Sharma, author & columnist, to unpack how emerging technologies are unveiling new opportunities for India.

Podcast
17 September 2021

The Road Ahead for Contact-Intensive Sectors ft Puneet Chhatwal

Puneet Chhatwal, Chairman, CII National Committee on Tourism and Hospitality and MD and CEO of the Indian Hotels Company Limited, talks about the future of the Indian travel and hospitality industry amid the challenges imposed by the pandemic, in conversation with Vivian Fernandes. Is there a tough road ahead for revival of this sector?

Podcast
10 September 2021

India@75 and Beyond ft T V Narendran & Rajan Navani

CII President TV Narendran highlights the role of Indian businesses in building trust with the communities they are a part of, in a candid conversation with Rajan Navani, Chair, CII India@75 Council.

Intro Audio
7 September 2021

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India's premier industry organisation, Confederation of Indian Industry, announces the CII Podcast. We will explore topics and share ideas from top industry leaders on economy, sustainability, technology, community, international affairs, and much more. Subscribe to the CII Podcast for deep insights.

 
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