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2008 Telfer India Forum

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with the Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber, hosted the first Telfer India Forum on February 20, 2008. This one-day event involved senior business and government leaders from Canada and India and was designed to help Canadian companies better understand how to capitalize on opportunities in the rapidly evolving Indian market.

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Sponsors:

EDC Gowlings

Partners:

Ottawa Citizen | OCRI | CATA

Telfer India Forum Agenda (PDF) - Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome
Dean Micheál Kelly, Telfer School of Management
Arvind Chhatbar, Chair, Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber and CEO of Enablence Technologies Inc.
9:10 - 9:35 am Opening Remarks
The Honourable Harinder Takhar
Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Ontario
9:40 - 10:50 am India’s emergence as a global economic power and implications for Canada
Peter Nesbitt, EDC Delhi (PDF)
10:50 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:05 pm What Canadian companies need to know about India
Chair: Neena Gupta, Gowlings
Guy Dupuis, VP, Cognos (PDF)
Gary Knee, VP, RedKnee (PDF)
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Presentation
Indian firms taking on the world
Srinath Narasimhan, Managing Director and CEO, VSNL
1:40 - 2:40 pm Outsourcing to India
Chair: Sonam Devgan, President, Algol Semantics Inc.
Brian O’Higgins, CTO, Third Brigade
Frederic Boulanger, President & CEO, Macadamian
Rick Escher, President & CEO, Recognia
2:45 - 4:30 pm India as an Innovation Hub
Dr Praful R. Naik, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Bilcare Limited (PDF)
Dr. Henri Rothschild, President and CEO, International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (PDF)
4:45 - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Dean Micheál Kelly, Telfer School of Management
Arvind Chhatbar, Chair, Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber and CEO, Enablence Technologies Inc.
5:00 - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Welcome to India

Telfer India Forum Program Committee

Glen Bailey
Director, Executive Leadership Program
Telfer School of Management

Neha Bhargava
Telfer School of Management

Arvind Chhatbar
CEO
Enablence Technologies 

Michael Darch  
Executive Director, Global Marketing
OCRI

Sonam Devgan
President,
Algol Semantics Inc.

Mukesh Gupta
Director, Strategic Relations
Tata Consultancy Services

Peter Hall
Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist
Export Development Corporation

Micheál J. Kelly
Dean
Telfer School of Management

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