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Wednesday, March 23 • 1:46pm - 2:06pm
Track 2: Z-Talks: Trading Places: Being an entrepreneur in a large company

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A popular argument is that large companies cannot innovate as it is in direct conflict with their DNA?  Is this true? Should an organization strive to build the entrepreneurial spirit across all levels or just the top critical talent? What are some of the challenges organizations experience while building an entrepreneurial team grounds up and how do you source the best ideas?

This talk will also delve into what is the fundamental difference between a start-up culture and the culture in a large organization? How do you ensure sustainability of the innovation DNA?

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Ashwin Pai

Associate Director, Zinnov LLC.
Ashwin has over four years of rich experience in management consulting helping global technology companies solve problem, create value through innovation and accelerate growth. He has advised leadership teams of client companies in formulation of business and operations strategy... Read More →

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Sarv Saravanan

Senior Vice President & General Manager, APJ, EMC Centers of Excellence
Sarv Saravanan is the Senior Vice President & General Manager of EMC Centers of Excellence in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and is based in Bangalore. With close to 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Sarv oversees operations for all EMC Centers of Excellence (COE) in APJ. These... Read More →

Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:46pm - 2:06pm PDT
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA