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Infosys at Commonwealth Business Forum

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Event Details

Date: October 25-27, 2011
Venue: Burswood Convention Centre, Perth, Australia

Event Overview

Held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, the Commonwealth Business Forum focuses on the theme “Partnering for Global Growth: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and Pacific Rim." The Forum provides an extraordinary opportunity for business and government leaders to network on practices and policies for the enhancement of global trade and investment.

Session Details

Topic: Opportunities in the Zone
Moderator: Professor Alan Robson
Speakers:

  • HE Taeyong Cho, Korean Ambassador-Designate to Australia
  • Roy Krzywosinski, Managing Director, Chevron Australia
  • Prasad Thrikutam, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Energy, Utilities, Communications & Services; Member, Executive Council
  • Sam Walsh, Executive Director, Rio Tinto
Date: October 25, 2011
Time:11:00 AM WST

Session Description: This session examines the opportunities and challenges that the new world economic order offers, and explores new partnerships for global growth that link developed and emerging markets.

How do global companies work across boundaries to optimize local and regional economic development and ensure a stable prosperity in a volatile environment? How do we optimize the benefit of being part of the same community of interest, protect trading relationships spread over many countries, invest in developing local talent and address common challenges for successful economic development?

Speaker Profile

Prasad Thrikutam is a Senior Vice President and Member - Executive Council for Infosys.

As Global Head of ECS (Energy, Utilities, Communications & Services) for Infosys, Prasad manages a $1.2 billion business with more than 17,000 staff around the world. He also oversees the Cloud and Sustainability practices of Infosys, and serves on the board of Infosys China as well as Energistics, a global consortium that manages open standards for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Prasad has over 20 years of industry experience, including heading up Infosys’ high tech and discrete manufacturing practice, and leading manufacturing and operations roles at one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology and services in the automotive industry.

Based in Texas, Prasad is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events around the world. Prasad holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.

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