Line-Up

BK Jayanti Kirpalani

Director for Europe and Middle East of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) and their NGO Representative to the United Nations, Geneva.
As an emissary for peace, Sister Jayanti has a vision and experience that is truly global and deeply spiritual. She is currently the Director of the International Co-ordinating Office of the Brahma Kumaris (BK) in London at Global Co-operation House, of the Global Retreat Centre in Oxfordshire and of BK Centres in over 31 countries in Europe and Middle East. Together with this she assists with the overall co-ordination of the organization’s activities in more than 100 countries outside India.


Bruce H Lipton

He is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award. He has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. His research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.


Arun Jain

Arun Jain founded Polaris, a Global Leader in the Financial Technology space, and is privileged to have won the trust of leading Banks and financial institutions in the global arena, including 9 of the top 10 global Banks and 7 of the top 10 global Insurance companies. Polaris was rated Forbes' 'Best Under a Billion Company'. Arun is a passionate advocate of ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things, with a subconscious alignment for a larger purpose. He founded the Ullas Trust to integrate Polaris employees with the larger community. The Trust has awarded over 36,000 scholarships to students in Government and Corporation Schools in India.


Bharat Mitra

Bharat Mitra, Co-Founder of UPLIFT is a spiritual entrepreneur, whose visionary work manifests in many forms, including business, philanthropy, community co- creation and loving seva. He is the Founder of ORGANIC INDIA, a regenerative and wholly ethical company which from its beginnings has been guided by its mission to be a Vehicle of Consciousness in the world.


Sivasamban N

N Sivasamban (Shiva) heads the Telecom Business Unit for TCS, globally. In this capacity, Shiva is responsible for the overall Telecom business of TCS - across Strategy development and deployment, Sales, Delivery, Alliances and Analyst relations. He has been with TCS since July 2000.
Shiva, a Post Graduate has over 26 years of experience in the area of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS).


Raghu Ananthanarayanan

A post-Graduate in Engineering from IIT Madras, Raghu has developed a unique methodology called “Totally Aligned Organization” and a model called the “Tensegrity Mandala” that brings together his understanding of Yoga, Human Processes and Manufacturing Systems, for personal unfolding and organizational transformation. He has pioneered the use of vernacular theatre and the Mahabharata in experiential learning. He has published many books as well as papers in reputed journals.


Dr. Kiranmai

Dr. Kiranmai is Corporate VP HRD, Greater Asia at AMD. Prior to joining AMD, Kiranmai worked with the Indian School of Business as Associate Director, Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change, and prior to that was the VP, HR with Knoah Solutions. Earlier, she spent many years in the academic world as Assistant Professor at Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages and Osmania University. Dr. Kiranmai has a PHD with a specialization in business communication and is currently pursuing second doctorate in Organizational Behavior from XLRI. She is actively associated with various professional bodies. She has published academic papers, poems, and co-authored several books on communication (prescribed text books across multiple universities in India).


Nilima Bhat

Nilima Bhat is co-author of ‘My Cancer is Me – The journey from Illness to Wholeness’. Her new book, Shakti Leadership - Embracing Feminine & Masculine Power in Business, with Raj Sisodia (best-selling co-author of Conscious Capitalism), is due in April 2016.
As a founder-director of Roots & Wings, a Leadership Consultancy (rootsnwings.in) and Sampurnah - The Wholeness Practice (sampurnah.com), she facilitates personal transformation, gender reconciliation and diversity and inclusion. She has 24+ years of global corporate experience and consciousness-based health and growth training.


David Kilowsky

He is a self taught Artist and Musician, Co-ordinating the Art Department at Brahma Kumaris (Academy for a Better World) in Mount Abu Rajasthan. Inspired by an experience of living in one of the worlds most remote regions the Kimberly (Australia), he has been experimenting using sound to create silence.


Bala Kishore

Bala Kishore (Bala) is Co-Founder of SPIR-IT Summit. He has been in the IT Industry for the past 21 years and is currently working as Senior Vice President at United Online India, Indian subsidiary of United Online Inc, (USA). While Bala has been busy 'doing' many things as a part of his work, he is also very interested in the 'being' part as an experienced meditation practitioner. His desire to share the 'being' insights with the larger IT community made him found SPIR-IT Summit.
Bala is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as accredited by International Coach Federation (ICF). Bala was one of the 12 I.T. professionals, chosen from all over India for ‘Advanced Management Program for Young Indian IT Managers’ in 2001, by the British Government as a part of their Chevening Scholarship program.


Janardhan Chodagam

While getting his master’s degree in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Janardhan came to the realization that a life of fulfillment trumps a life of achievement. His search led him to understanding and researching meditation techniques, which had an immediate impact in bringing a sense of purpose to his life. Since then, he has been a proponent of meditation training and “being” before “doing”. He has held workshops at companies like Google, McKinsey and Gap Inc., and at universities including Stanford. On a global scale, Janardhan has trained people in eleven countries outside the US.
As a student and teacher with the Brahma Kumaris for over 14 years, Janardhan regularly conducts workshops and seminars at the Anubhuti Retreat Center in Marin County, CA, besides hosting the SPIRIT Summit in India, the annual Peace in the Park festival in SF, and weekly meditation meetup in San Francisco.

Program

09:00 – 09:30Registration
 
Emotional Health
09:30 – 09:45IntroductionJanardhan Chodagam
09:45 – 11:00Opening Meditation & Key NoteSister Jayanti
 
11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break
 
11:30 – 12:00Creative ExerciseRaghu Ananthanarayanan
12:00 – 13:00Panel DiscussionSister Jayanti, Bharat Mitra & Bala Kishore
 
13:00 – 14:00Lunch is provided
 
Compassionate Leadership
14:00 – 15:00Key NoteBruce H Lipton
15:00 – 15:30Key NoteArun Jain
 
15:30 – 15:50Coffee Break
 
15:50 – 16:20Creative ExerciseDavid Kilowsky
16:20 – 17:10Panel DiscussionArun Jain, Raghu Ananthanarayanan, Dr. Kiranmai & Nilima Bhat
 
17:10 – 17:30Closing Meditation by Sister Jayanti

Breakout Sessions:

12:00 – 13:00Shaping Young Minds – Ullas Foundation
12:00 – 13:00Leadership through the Mahabharata – Raghu Ananthanarayanan
12:00 – 13:00Sounds of Silence – David Kilowsky
16:20 – 17:10Biology of Belief – Bruce H Lipton
16:20 – 17:10Business in Service of Consciousness – Bharat Mitra
 

Partners

Madras Management Association, Chennai

MMA has striven for Management expertise that can synthesize Indian ethos with international Management thought and techniques. With its over 3300 members, it forms a pool of expertise and resources for the comprehensive development of all Management disciplines in the country.

Over the past 5 decades, MMA has striven for development and nurturing management expertise, combining Indian ethos with International Management thoughts and practices. MMA has grown to be the largest affiliate of All India Management Association (AIMA) and has emerged as an inspiring role model for other Local Management Associations (LMA) in the country. In recognition of its excellent all round activities in propagating the message of professional management in all facets of business, commercial and industrial activity, MMA has emerged as the winner of AIMA Best LMA Award for 1997-98, and for five successive years from 2001-2006.

http://mmachennai.org/


Brahma Kumaris

Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, (Brahma Kumaris in short) is a unique, spiritual, value-based educational institution. The Vidyalaya and two institutions created by it, namely Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, and Brahma Kumaris Academy for a Better World, are dedicated to the goal of establishing a value-based society. They focus on development of human potential, bringing harmony into human relationships and changing the attitudes and outlook of people to promote the spirit of brotherhood, love and co-operation.

http://www.brahmakumaris.com/


Intellect Design Arena

A global leader in Financial Technology for Banking, Insurance and other Financial Services. A uniquely focused Products business, Intellect addresses the needs of financial institutions in varying stages of technology adoption.

Intellect is positioned at the forefront of the digital transformation that global banks are looking for in a connected world. All the company's products are built on the iDigital Platform that makes them scalable, extendable, secure and able to facilitate digital transformation of banking operations and customer experience.

http://www.intellectdesign.com/


Searce

Searce is a cloud and analytics led business transformation company. It's mission is to create innovative products, improve business processes and deliver transformation.

Searce specialities include logistics analytics, business dashboards, helping companies with go-to-cloud strategy & cloud enablement. Searce has significant domain expertise and proprietary solutions for logistics, e-commerce and freight forwarding companies. They are a team of improvement enthusiasts who are passionate about identifying better ways of doing things!

http://www.searce.com


Digital Upstarts

Digital Upstarts is a digital communication consultancy operating out of Ahmedabad which helps brands evolve digitally. They are a full service agency providing digital marketing services like Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Website Design & Development, etc. The company is successfully led by alumni of prestigious institutes like MICA & EDI.

http://www.digitalupstarts.com/


Your Story

YourStory.com is India’s no.1 media platform for entrepreneurs, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.

http://yourstory.com/


TiE

TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is a nonprofit trade group dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. It sponsors the TiECON annual conference for entrepreneurs from technology companies, venture capital firms, and service providers.

http://chennai.tie.org/


STPI

India has earned itself a reputation of an IT superpower. Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has played a seminal role in accomplishing this status. Today, STPIs across over the country are synonymous with excellent Infrastructure and Statutory support aimed at furthering growth of Information Technology in the country. It is a society set up by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India in 1991, with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India.

http://www.stpi.in/

Venue

IMAGE Auditorium – March 19th, 2016

MRC Nagar, RA Puram, Chennai.
Behind Ayyappa Temple & Near Sun TV Office.

CXO - An Empowering Dialogue...

Inner Resilience to Outer Agility

Recognizing the need for promoting Wellness in a holistic manner in the IT companies, we are organizing a half-day CXO Dialogue, which is a part of Spirit Summit. It is a half day by-invitation event limited to 60 participants. This CXO group of like-minded Leaders from IT organizations like AMD, Polaris, TCS, Shriram, CSC, Searce, IBM, Infosys, CapGemini and many others will be in dialogue about Creating Structures of Wellness to promote Inner Resilience & Outer Agility in their respective organizations.

Mission

       to our civilization. It has also been the cause of several social problems previously unknown to man. IT professionals are at the center-stage of experiencing both these extremes offered by technology.
Although the IT industry has been hugely rewarding financially, the intangible rewards of happiness and contentment have not
Many in the industry feel this trajectory is not sustainable and there needs to be a shift ... real soon. The SPIR-IT Summit is created to shift the focus back to the human beings, instead of the human doings.
Led by world-renowned experts in the fields of Health, Leadership, Psychology, Medicine and Consciousness, you will come away with personal strategies to bring about a greater sense of fulfillment and empowerment in your life.

Genesis

During a tour of the Shantisarovar Retreat Center

       the IT Minister of Telangana, KT Rama Rao Jr, was inspired by the Spirituality in IT (SIT) retreats that had been going on for over 3 years.

Upon his request and with the support of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Exporters Associations),

the Brahma Kumaris have created SPIR-IT Summit at the intersection of Leadership-Technology-Consciousness; the first of its kind in India.