by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, FEB 24, 2017: Don Bosco Institute of Technology -MMS organised the 'Social Business Summit 2017' on February 20, at its Kurla campus on the theme 'Digital Entrepreneurship for Social Change'. The annual event brings together corporates, non-governmental organisations and government agencies to facilitate networking and empowerment.
The chief guest Anupam Nidhi, head of corporate sustainability, Reliance group stated the importance of going digital and the way it would help bring about change in society. She mentioned the initiatives taken by the Reliance Group to use digitization for the welfare of the society.
The other key note speakers at the event were Jayanth Nataraj, co-founder, Sampurn(e)arth; Raj Shekhar , business consultant and coach, Realyze Consulting; Sanjeev Kamat, general manager (IT), TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd; M S Rao, founder and managing director, Vema Solar Pvt Ltd, Jayashree Rao, national head, rural water solutions at Ion Exchange India; Subramanian MV, former president, rural and inclusive banking, Axis Bank; Madhumita Ghosh, business transformation leader, big data and advanced analytics: digital practice global business services at IBM and Manoj Sathe, vice president, NSDL.
The speakers spoke on encouraging digital entrepreneurs to think about sustainable business models and also technology that could be used for social change. They made a mention of the steps taken by their organisations towards bringing about social change.
The institute also hosted an inter-collegiate competition for B-schools during the summit on the topic 'Technology used for social change', which aimed at persuading students to think of technologically driven sustainable business models for the betterment of society.
St. Francis Insitute of Management and Research won the first prize, followed by K J Somaiya at second place and Symbiosis at the third spot.