Press Release: November 06, 2015
Dr. Geoffrey Garrett and Mr. Sanjay Govil discuss the long-term vision for Wharton as well as how to engage alumni
New Delhi, November 3, 2015 - Dr. Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Mr. Sanjay Govil, Founder & Chairman Infinite Computer Solutions celebrated Wharton’s vision & the importance of its global community during its Delhi Global Conversations Tour on the 27th October with a select gathering of Wharton alumni in attendance.
Mr. Govil (WAM’08) had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Garrett, who now completes 15 months as the Dean, regarding his core priorities. Dr. Garrett spoke about the common perception of Wharton being a finance school. “Wharton is a highly research-driven institution,” he said. “It is the emphasis we give to data and analytics which makes Wharton great not only in finance but other programs as well. We have the best undergraduate programs & largest PHD program compared to any other business school in the world.”
Dr. Garett also praised the Indian diaspora at Wharton and spoke to Wharton’s involvement in setting up the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, which currently ranks in the top 20 in global MBA rankings. Of Wharton’s 4500 students, 176 are Indian nationals. Citing examples of Wharton alumni such as Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, and Kunal Bahl, CEO of Snapdeal and 2015 entrepreneur of the year, Dr. Garrett also emphasized Wharton’s contribution to the field of entrepreneurship.
Dr. Garrett and Mr. Govil highlighted the importance of career management programs as a way to encourage entrepreneurship and engage professional women. “Creating an eco-system of resources for the alumni, who are looking for career changes, will provide opportunities for Wharton to transform dormant networks into active networks,” said Mr. Govil.
Dr. Garrett finally focused on the Global Conversation Tour as an important way to engage alumni. “There is a lot to gain from such tours as it provides me with a chance to meet our phenomenal alumni such as Sanjay Govil and take back the knowledge in order to make The Wharton School a better place.”
The event, a prime networking opportunity for graduates, concluded with a lively dinner.
About Infinite Computer Solutions
Infinite Computer Solutions Ltd. provides IT based business process solutions, next-gen mobility solutions and product engineering services, specializing in the Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Telecommunications & Technology and Media & Publishing industries, for Fortune 1000 companies. Their solutions build on proprietary industrial frameworks that significantly reduce work effort and cost while providing faster go-to-market speeds and nimble responses to market dynamics, a solution they call Platformization™. Infinite has over 6,000 employees and 8 global delivery centers globally.
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About The Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.
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