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That will be the crux of the discussion during the CEO Conclave that I will be moderating tomorrow at Great Lakes Institutes’s annual big show. The topic for the conclave is “Entrepreneurial Managers – Making Managers Entrepreneurial”.

The students at Great Lakes have convinced an impressive line up of CEOs for the event.

N.Srinivasan, CEO, India Cements
A.Mahendran, CEO, Godrej Sara Lee
N.K.Ranganathan, CEO, Grundfos Pumps
Abhay Kumar, CEO, Shasun Chemicals
G.R.K.Reddy, CEO, Marg Constructions

If you notice, none of them are from the IT industry and that’s a welcome change. The last few CEO conclaves that I have been moderating have been too IT and specifically Internet centric and I could do with a change. It’ll be interesting to see how traditional companies deal with the aspect of encouraging managers to be entrepreneurial. To me, it sounds like an oxymoron. I’ll make sure to ask some tough sticky questions.

Here’s what their invitation card to the event looks like. I checked with the organizers and I’m told that anyone interested enough to attend the event can come. The venue is Image auditorium, MRC Nagar, R A Puram. The CEO conclave starts at 1:30 PM.

However, you may not want to miss the morning sessions. Once again, an impressive lineup.

Thomas Anderson, Associate Dean from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Y.V.Reddy, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Shailesh Rao, Managing Director, Google India
Mahesh Bhupati, Tennis champion
N.R.Narayana Murthy, Infosys