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  • Mr. Nitin Gadkari

    Union Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari has consented to be the Chief Guest at the Inauguration Ceremony of the 15th Edition of IIM Bangalore’s Vista on the 24th of September, 2015.
    Nitin Gadkari is a senior minister in the Union Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding the important portfolios of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping. He was also the youngest party president when he was elevated to the post in 2009. As Public Works minister in Maharashtra, he built the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.He has promoted Water Management, Solar Energy Projects and the use of modern technology & management tools in agriculture. His social enterprise has brought enormous development in the catchment areas of Nagpur region, notorious for farmers’ suicide. He has also carried out many social welfare projects in Vidarbha region including making several villages self-sufficient by solar energy, thousands of heart surgeries and solar rickshaws for the needy. Mr. Gadkari has a vision for a strong India and he earnestly believes that the 21st century politics is the politics of progress and development.

    Date and Day: Thursday, 24th September
    Time: 6.00 PM
    Venue: IIM B Auditorium
    Topic: India Aspires

  • Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar is an ex-Diplomat turned politician. He spent 26 distinguished years in the IFS, the last 5 of which were spent in deputation to the Prime Minister’s Office under Rajiv Gandhi. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991 and has since also been a Cabinet Minister in the 2004 UPA Government. He has served as the Head of the ministry overseeing the Panchayati Raj. He has also held the portfolios for Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Youth Affairs and Sports and Development of North Eastern Region. In March 2010, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President for his expertise in the field of Social Service. An accomplished author and columnist, his publications include Remembering Rajiv (1992) and Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist (2004) amongst others.

    Date and Day: Friday, 25th September
    Time: 11.00 AM
    Venue: IIM B Auditorium
    Topic: Dilemma of Development and Democracy

  • Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur

    Siddharth, Managing Director – Disney India, is driving the strategy and growth for Walt Disney Company in one of its most important global growth markets. Siddharth began his career with the Procter & Gamble Company in Mumbai in the brand management team. From P&G, Siddharth moved to STAR TV in the strategic planning division. After a brief stint in Hong Kong, he moved back to Mumbai to work on the marketing of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. In recognition of the ground-breaking marketing efforts behind the show, he was nominated for the Team Newscorp Global Excellence Awards. Siddharth was with UTV since 2005. He led the marketing efforts behind multiple films including the cult classic Rang De Basanti. In January 2008 he took over as CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and subsequent to the takeover by Walt Disney International he held the role of Managing Director – Studio. Under his leadership the studio has produced / released some of the best films of the decade such as Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday!, Taare Zameen Par, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Dev D, Rowdy Rathore, Barfi!, ABCD, Kai Po Che, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and more.

    Date and Day: Saturday, 26th September
    Time: 10.45 AM
    Venue: IIM B Auditorium

  • Mr Nandan Nilekani

    Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician. He is the former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). After a successful career at Infosys, he headed the Government of India's technology committee, TAGUP. Mr. Nilekani and Mr. Narayana Murthy started Infosys in 1981. Mr. Nilekani became the chief executive officer of Infosys in March 2002 and served as CEO of the company through April 2007 and became co-chairman of the board of directors. Before assuming leadership as CEO in 2002, Nilekani held various posts, including managing director, president, and chief operating officer. Mr. Nilekani left Infosys in July 2009 to serve as the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, a cabinet-ranking position,under the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. As chair of the UIDAI,he is responsible for implementing the theorized Multipurpose National Identity Card, or Unique Identity card (UID Card) project in India. Mr Nilekani is a member of the board of governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the president of NCAER (the premier independent applied economics research institute in India). In 2006, Mr Nilekani was awarded one of the highest Indian civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan. In the same year he was named the Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia. In 2009, Time magazine placed Mr Nilekani in the Time 100 list of 'World's Most Influential People'. He has also authored a book titled Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation, for which he featured in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

    Date and Day: Saturday, 26th September
    Time: 3.00 PM
    Venue: IIM B Auditorium



  • Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai

    Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai is currently a consulting editor at the India Today. He is also the former Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network, that includes CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat. An economics graduate from St. Xavier's College, he has completed his Masters and LLB from Oxford University. He has 26 years of journalistic experience in print and television. Prior to setting up the IBN network channels, he was the Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India. He has covered major national and international stories, specialising in national politics. He has won numerous other awards for journalistic excellence, including the prestigious Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008. He was also chosen as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the world economic forum. Mr.Sardesai authored a book 2014: The Election that Changed India, which was released on 1 November 2014. Mr. Sardesai also writes a fortnightly column across several newspapers, including The Hindustan Times.

    Date and Day: Saturday, 26th September
    Time: 6.00 PM
    Venue: IIM B Auditorium

  • Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a two time, National Film Award winning Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He has directed scores of television commercials for Indian and international clients such as Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, American Express and BPL. He has also directed music videos such as Aby Baby starring Amitabh Bachchan. He won Best Director award at the 2006 Filmfare Award and National Film Award as well as a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for Rang De Basanti. The film was also officially chosen as India's entry to the Oscars. In 2013, Mehra directed the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag starring Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh, the legendary Indian sprinter. The film was a major commercial and critical success and earned him the IIFA award for best director for that year and national film award for best popular film.

    Date and Day: Sunday, 27th September
    Time: 2.00 PM
    Venue: IIM B Auditorium
    Topic: Telling Indian Stories to the world

Events @ Vista 2015

Vista 2015 provides you a unique platform for a diverse bouquet of events to select from depending upon your interest and expertise. Spread over 3 days, with as many as 50+ events varying from building your own smart city to authoring your own viral meme, Vista presents to you a never-before-seen confluence of ideas and people. Events with prizes worth over 1 lac: we have quizzes, bidding events, business pitches and corporate talks, etc. Vista 2015 has something for every enthusiast who plans to participate in the mega business fest of IIM Bangalore. International participation, in our flagship events, stands testimony to the trueness of the diversity that IIM Bangalore offers.

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Vista '15

As the world sleeps, India will awake...

Jawarharlal Nehru

One of the earliest and most learned of civilizations, India, has been the cradle for some of the most fundamental inventions of the world: in astronomy, in physics, in mathematics, in business and in medicine. Ancient India flourished because of this innovation, in all its various forms. However, time has eroded much of what we once were. For many a century we slumbered, waiting. Waiting for this age. This moment. And now, once again, we are poised on the brink of a revolution. To stake our claim to the title of “Superpower”. India is racing ahead, far surpassing people’s expectations. Discovering water on the moon? Check. Fast growing smartphone penetration? Check. Pioneering changes in the Pharma industry? Check. It is a generation of pioneers. Pioneers with the acumen and ambition to make for India. To drive fundamental changes in the various domains of business: be it in human capital formation, manufacturing or technological innovation. These pioneers are setting the pace. And the world is finally taking note. As the world awakens to the nascent potential of the Indian subcontinent, join us at Vista 2015 as we celebrate the spirit of being Indi-genius; In Arts, Science, Politics, Business and social issues. Join us as we celebrate what was, what is and what will be. Be heard on an international podium. Pitch your ideas to thousands. Brush shoulders with the who’s-who of the corporate world. Come, take a leap forward with Vista’15!

Forum for Industrial Interaction

Forum for Industrial Interaction (FII), the face of IIMB in the corporate world, is a student-run initiative. The 41-member team's goal is to promote interaction between academia, industry and the government to complement and enhance learning at IIMB. FII is the only organizing body which has the mandate to organize Business-related events at an inter-college level. FII organizes and conducts major events on campus throughout the year. The flagship event is Vista, a business festival that attracts participants from over 350 colleges and over 60 companies. Other events include: Hell-Square (an intra-college event), Nexus (a public policy debating event modeled on MUN), Colloquiums (a series of lectures running through the year) & TEDxIIMBangalore.

IIM Bangalore

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (also known as IIMB) is a public business school located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Founded in 1973, it was the third IIM to be established, after IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad. It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India and the Asia Pacific region. It offers a doctoral and several post graduate programmes, as well as a wide array of Executive training programmes. Vista is IIM Bangalore’s Annual flagship Business festival. The event is completely student-run and sees participation from across the country.

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