At the end of NASSCOM we had a plenary session with Jerry Rao, Chairman of EDS AP Advisor Board and former Chairman of NASSCOM, Leo Puri MD of Warburg Pincus, Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder and COO of Mindtree and the Chair: Ganesh Natarajan, Vice Chairman of NASSCOM an Deputy Chairman and MD of Zensar.
This included a Q&A session. With 2,000 industry leaders this throws up a huge range of topics and interests. I’ll pull out only one. The question was, why there were no female leaders of Indian Companies, and indeed non-Indian leaders of Indian majors. The female question raised considerable debate amongst the panel and stimulated further Q&A. I believe this is a theme with legs and expect to see it on the table in future years.