Mindmine Conversation 2019

Conversation 1

Automation is a reality in Indian manufacturing today. The World Bank in 2016 predicted that in a year, seven out of 10 jobs would eventually face the heat of automation —effectively changing the face of the labour market forever. This session will assess the positive and negative effects of automation and smart manufacturing in India.


  • How has automation impacted the global manufacturing chain?
  • Are repetitive and assembly line jobs already becoming redundant in India?
  • What will be the in-demand skills for the new decade?
  • Is our engineering ecosystem geared to serve the factories of the future?
  • Besides automobiles and pharma which are the next “smart” sectors?
Conversation 2

Several Indian start-ups have disrupted markets and tasted success, yet many others continue to sputter despite funding support, novelty of ideas, and passionate founders. This session will assess the scalability and executability of winning ideas and what fledgling entrepreneurs must do to transition beyond the leap of faith.


  • How should startups identify and capture market transitions?
  • How could they build trust?
  • What are the biggest mistakes they could make?
  • How should they anticipate reactions of peers, customers and competitors?
  • How should targets and stretch goals be set?
  • What would be the best time to enter into strategic partnerships?
Conversation 3

Global conversations on improving business and capitalism are growing, and doing-well-by-doing-good is now part of global corporate lexicon. Businesses are now taking a 360-degree view of their impact on employees, non-promoter investors, consumers, and communities. This session will attempt to learn from leaders who pioneered stakeholder management in the country.


  • Do our laws encourage responsible capitalism?
  • How can ethical operations improve bottom lines and create new opportunities?
  • How should smart business practices being paired with responsible ethics?
  • Are today’s millennials in a better position to make businesses more ethical?