Erehwon and CII organise first ever global ''innovation summit'' in India

The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and its knowledge partners, Erehwon Innovation Consulting, a global innovation facilitation firm and are jointly organising a global two-day 'innovation summit' in Bangalore on June 16 and June 17, 2005.

Participants at the summit will have the opportunity to interact with some of the world's best innovators and speakers include some of the most influential thought leaders of today like James Sutherland, CEO, Cricket Australia, Gogo Eneyok, GameChanger, Royal Dutch / Shell, Joey Mendoza, head, GlobeTelecom of the Philippines, Nandita Bakshi, managing director (Mobile Solutions) First Data International (Western Union), S Sivakumar, chief executive, ITC IBD, e-chaupal, Harsh Mariwala, chairman and MD, Marico Industries, Vijay Rekhi, President, UB Spirits Division and Peter Mukerjea, CEO, Star TV.

Case studies on how ITC used innovation to include rural India in its hugely successful e-choupal initiative, how Australian Cricket has utilised innovation to create a team that has been virtually unbeatable, how one of the oldest attempts at innovation in the world has helped Shell surmount the challenges posed by the innovation process and insights into the success of Star TV with "Kaun Banega Crorepati", will allow participants to gain an informed perspective on the process of innovating.

"The summit aims at uncovering new perspectives on innovation, bust myths, and demystify this oft-quoted, rarely-practiced word. And through all this, jolt status quo, provoke new thought, and uncover blind spots." said Rajiv Narang founder director, Erehwon Innovation Consulting. "Erehwon with almost two decades of experience in working in the area of innovation and CII with it's history of encouraging innovative enterprises are perfectly suited to organise a global event of this nature" he added.

Erehwon Innovation Consulting inspires and enables organizations to leverage quantum innovation for breakthrough results. Erehwon consults, facilitates and trains enterprises to help them realize the true potential of their innovational capabilities. Into their second decade, Erehwon today has helped clients around the world achieve remarkable successes through innovation frameworks, processes and tools.

Headquartered in Bangalore with a branch in Singapore, Erehwon provides consultancy to
Unilever Malaysia and Indonesia, Bharti Group, Aditya Birla group, UB Group, Bausch & Lomb, ITC, Astra Zeneca and ESPN-Star Sports amongst others.