PM Open Space is the initiative and brain child of PM Practitioners started in 2016 by PMI Bangalore Chapter with collaboration, sponsorship and active involvement from like-minded corporates – ABB, HPE, Huawei Technologies India and SAP Labs India, in which, proven achievers share their success story and details of contributing factors in addition to detailing accomplishments working in Global markets. UST has come on board as a supporting organization in Q4 2019
The speakers are drawn from innovators, history-makers and those in a position to take decisions which would blaze a golden trail in the corporate and societal world. These are actionable sessions led by practitioners from organizations that can share tangible best practices that we can apply to our business situations.
Understanding that PM Open Space’s greatest asset is the PM Industry Practitioners we serve, every quarter we will present you with opportunities to connect virtually and learn with the PM community. Please join us to connect with peers, answer pressing questions and find inspiration to keep improving. Check out the Calendar of our 2021 events below! These are in webinar format only till we come back to normal situation when we can revert to live events.
||Fri 29th Jan 2021
||Fri 26 Mar 2021
||Fri 23rd Jul 2021
||Fri 26th Nov 2021
The role of Individuals in Rethinking the Society
This pandemic has caused us to question how we treat people around us; act on societal problems and ignore the realities. The pain caused to the hundreds and thousands of people made us rethink how we operate. The session will be an eye opener of what role we as individuals have, to build a more empathetic, just and inclusive society.
Mr. Anshu Gupta,
Founder Director, GOONJ
Popularly known as the Clothing Man and the recipient of 2015 Ramon Magsaysay award, Anshu Gupta founded Goonj with a mission to highlight some basic but ignored needs of people on the development agenda, using clothing as a metaphor.
An Ashoka and Schwab Fellow for entrepreneurship, Anshu is creatively and flexibly matching and seamlessly weaving urban surplus into the changing priorities & realities of rural marginalized communities.
He has built the genesis of a parallel trash based economy by creating barter between efforts of rural communities and urban surplus material as two new currencies.
Under his leadership Goonj has taken the alarming growth of urban waste and turned it into a tool to trigger large scale work on various rural development issues.
Using the discard of the cities and efforts and knowledge of the poor as a new resource for eliminating poverty, Anshu’s work offers the world a sustainable economic model.
By prioritizing the dignity of the receiver and putting the decision making back into their hands. Anshu has also added ‘dignity’ as an important lens to define development for people.
Over the years Goonj has done massive disaster relief and rehab work pan India, turning every disaster into an opportunity to reach resources and attention to the most ignored communities.
Listed by the Forbes magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs, Anshu and Goonj have received a series of national and international recognition on innovation, entrepreneurship, governance and public service including World Bank’s development Market place award, Changemakers Innovation award to Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices
Anshu studied mass communication apart from doing a Masters in Economics and started as a freelance journalist.
He left a corporate communication job in 1998 and initiated Goonj.
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When and Where:
Friday 29th January 2021
Time: 3 PM – 4 PM
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