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Forethought India | Business Administration & Finance

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About Session | Business Administration & Finance


Forethought India has hosted an online talk session in Business Administration & Finance in India. World renowned professional and professors working at ESCP Business School, University of Cambridge and London Business School have shared their knowledge in this session.

Topic: Redesigning the Business School of the 21st Century, Jugaad & Frugal Innovation & the important/opportunities for Indian companies & entrepreneurs, Basics or Business Strategy and Basics or Essentials of Global Product.

Speakers for the talk session

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Andreas Kaplan


Andreas Marcus Kaplan (born October 5, 1977) is Professor of Marketing at the ESCP Business School. He is specialized in the areas of social media, viral marketing, and the digital world in general. Kaplan currently has the Dean's position of ESCP Business School Paris. Previously, he was the Rector of ESCP Berlin, acted as the School's Dean for Academic Affairs / Provost and before as its Director of Brand and Communications. Moreover, Kaplan was elected Head of the Faculty's marketing department. Professor Kaplan’s research focuses on analyzing and decrypting the digital world, in particular the areas of social media and artificial intelligence. With several seminal articles and + 30,000 citations on Google Scholar, Professor Kaplan has been counted among the worldwide top 50 business and management authors according to John Wiley & Sons. Furthermore, broadly covered Stanford study recognized Kaplan as one of the world’s top-cited and impactful scientists. Professor Kaplan has teaching experience in top-tier schools and universities such as Harvard, Sciences Po Paris, and Tsinghua University.

Dean at ESCP Business School, Paris


  • Harvard Business Review

  • TEDx

  • Stanford University

  • Amazon
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook

Jaideep Prabhu


Jaideep Prabhu is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Marketing, Customer Needs and Solutions, and BMJ Innovations. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the advisory board of Journal of Management Studies and The Schmalenbach Business Review, and is a member of the senior advisory board of the European Journal of Marketing.

He has consulted with or taught executives from ABN Amro, Bertelsmann AG, BRAC, British Telecom, the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), EDS, Egg, IBM, ING Bank, Laird, the NHS, Nokia, Oce Copiers, Philips, Roche, Shell, Vodafone and Xerox among other organisations in Colombia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, UK and US. He has been interviewed by or has had his work profiled on BBC News 24, The New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, The Financial Times, Le Monde, The Times, The Times of India, The Economic Times, Anglia News, The Asian Age, The Deccan Chronicle, The Statesman, The Calcutta Telegraph, Exec Digital and elsewhere

Prior to his current position, Jaideep Prabhu was Professor of Marketing and Director of Research at the Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London; University Lecturer and University Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Cambridge Judge Business School (at the time the Judge Institute of Management), University of Cambridge; Assistant Professor and Fellow at the Center for Economic Research, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA.

Professor of Marketing at University of Cambridge


  • University of Cambridge

  • Tilburg University

  • Imperial College London

  • LinkedIn

Atul Banerjee

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30 years of strategy, product development and market analysis experience within healthcare and TMT. Services include market analysis, new market entry and product strategy to global clients. Recent experience includes fund raising for start-ups and teaching at LBS and UCL.

Founded Transformity Health in 2003, an integrated health clinic, offering conventional and complementary medical advice and information to patients and physicians for a range of indications.

Co-founded ABE Strategy in 2006, a research and strategy consulting firm, helping companies expand into new markets, find partners and develop new products and services.

2019 / 2020 - Mentor for the London Business School course 'The Entrepreneurial Edge' helping International students learn about start-ups and raise funding from investors.

2020 - Case lecturer at University College of London on their MBA program, and presenter at BRiK Academy in India, teaching strategy and research.

2020 - Member of Board of Trustees for a charity, Food for the Brain Foundation - - which aims to raise awareness of the importance of optimum nutrition in mental health

Lecturer at London Business School


  • Accenture

  • CIM

  • The Open University

  • LinkedIn

Karthik Iyappan Gunasekaran

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I consider myself a global citizen and I love to travel. I have travelled to several different countries and have lived in 5 different countries across 3 different continents. At heart I am an engineer who is curious about new technologies. My passion to build new tech products and scaling them to the market motivated me to pursue a career in product development. This was an eye opening experience for me which made me think about economies of scale and building products with a customer centric perspective.

Currently, I am heading global product teams working on projects like SaaS based adaptive platforms, use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D environments, AR/VR tech, IoT (Internet of Things) etc. I am looking forward to an exciting future where all these technologies can make life better for all of us and take humanity forward. My motivation to get up everyday is to learn more about new technologies and build products for an exciting future.

I hold a BS (Honors) degree in Electronics & Instrumentation engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, an Executive MS degree in Digital Technologies from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA degree from The University of Iowa.

Head of Global Product & Engineering at Udemy


  • Harvard Innovation Labs

  • MIT

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • LinkedIn
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