Global Sustain
Sign up to the newsletter

Institute of Directors, India

Institute of Directors, India

Member: Gold
Since: 05.02.2015

M-56 A, Greater Kailash Part-II (Market), 110048 New Delhi, India

IOD India | Reshaping Board's Strategy to Embrace Technology

From: 01.01.1970 To: 01.01.1970 Share

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 2PM IST | May edition of 'Director Today'- A Monthly Journal

Press Release

Reshaping Board's Strategy to Embrace Technology 
for Sustainability in the Pandemic Era 

Board's New Operating Model 

New Delhi (India): I trust you and your family continue to take necessary steps to remain safe and healthy. 

Thinking of all of you as we cope with the unprecedented global health crisis. As we all play our part by practicing social distancing, I am sure we will see the end of this crisis soon and return to normal or whatever the new normal will be. 

During this period, the board should encourage management to undertake a broad strategic reevaluation that could entail embracing some bold moves including new technologies as various alternatives. The importance of remote working technology, enterprise-wide action plans can guide new governance measures to stay resilient, relevant and competitive. 

Now, the Roles & Responsibilities of Board of Directors are going to be more vital & complex than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be organizing many such webinars/ training activties to explore the role of NEDs and get personal insights, helping you build presence and influence at board level, and supporting you through exercises to identify your strengths and development needs. 

I am pleased to share with you that Institute of Directors, India is hosting a special Global webinar as per the details given below, where our Members, Associates & IOD India family from across geographies will join: 
Webinar Topic: 'Reshaping Board's Strategy to Embrace Technology for Sustainability in the Pandemic Era' 
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1400 - 1530 hrs India Standard Time (IST) 
Save Dates: Google Calendar  

This is being planned on Zoom platform and only first 1000 registrants can join. This is a special Webinar session, where some of our distinguished Leaders will share their insights and wisdom on how Boards need to step up their priorities and strategies to steer their organizations towards the next normal. 
-- Flow of Agenda -- 
Opening Remarks: Lt. Gen. J. S. Ahluwalia | PVSM (Retd.) President, Institute of Directors, India 
Keynote Topic: Reshaping Board's Strategy to Embrace Technology for Sustainability in the Pandemic Era 
Introductory Keynote: Mr. Sameer Garde | President, Cisco India & SAARC 
Keynote Address: Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai | Chairman, Aarin Capital | Chairman, Manipal Global Education | Co-founder, AkshayaPatra | Member of the Board of the Governors, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) and former CFO and Board Member at Infosys. 
Dr. Santrupt B. Misra | Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals and Director, Group HR, Aditya Birla Group 
Moderator: Q & A Session, Mr. Shrikant Sarda | Managing Director, Accenture Technology 
Keynote Session: GIIS Virtual Classroom: Schools of the Future 
How to embrace GIIS model for success : A Case Study 
Mr . Atul Temurnikar | Co-Founder and Chairman, GIIS, Singapore 
Keynote Address
Moderated by: Q & A Session, Mr. Shrikant Sarda | Managing Director, Accenture Technology 
1530hrs: End of the Programme 

It is our pleasure to Invite you to join us in the aforesaid Special Webinar on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1400hrs IST 

(Please check your local time) and we will be happy to welcome you. 

RSVP: (confirmations only) 


1. All Guests & Participants joining on Zoom app will require to create their Zoom account, which is free and login in with their account to join the Webinar. 
Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 868 3449 3024 
Password: iodrbs 

2. It is requested all to join the session by at least 10 - 15 minutes prior to the session (by 1345 hrs IST). 

3. This is a licensed Account of IOD India. We are following all the security measures as suggested by CERT-IN and Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India Advisories while scheduling Zoom meetings 


Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt of India has provided a platform to develop a databank of Independent directors by way of empanelment of existing Independent Directors as well as the professionals aspiring to become Independent Directors. Accordingly, any person who is willing to be appointed or is already an Independent Director is required to pass an ‘Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test’ conducted by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) with at least 60% passing marks.  The last date of registration on Independent Directors Databank has now been extended for two more months. The last date for Databank registration will be June 30 2020 . 

This weekend on May 30 & 31, is set to host the first online class and total 91 Directors and Senior Executives are undergoing the Training Programme. 

In order to assist you to pass the online test, Institute of Directors, is organizing the next ‘Orientation Programme for Independent Director’s Proficiency Test through Online mode on weekends: 

Dates: June 13 & 14, 2020 . Limited seats are available. 
Details are on:


Aspire to become a Board Director one day; 

IOD has now introduced online Virtual Classes for 'Masterclass for Directors' leading to 'Certified Corporate Directorship', a 4 Day Programme on two Weekends.. 

Dates: SAT & SUN | June 20 & 21 and June 27 & 28, 2020. 
IOD's trained Board Members | IOD Alumni (over 6000) can be seen on:

We would also like to express our continued sincere gratitude to our new IOD Members those have joined IOD India family during this Pandemic and Challenging Time. 

IOD's Members month wise could be seen on 

IOD Membership represents a diverse business leaders, Board Members, CEOs, CFOs, CA, CS, Bankers, Consultants and Academicians etc. which provides an unique opportunity for networking and business development to expand their business horizons under one roof. 

Institute of Directors, India undertakes to carry out Board and Directors Performance Evaluation for various listed Organisations, as per the mandates of Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. Today, Improving the effectiveness of the Board through best governance practices is a priority for any organization. It has successfully conducted many such projects as an external evaluation. Details could be seen on

Golden Peacock Awards Excellence Model has been guiding Manufacturing & Service Excellence for around 3 decades now. 

Currently, Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat is inviting applications, for the following annual Institutional Awards for the year 2020, from Corporates/Industries, including multinationals, SMEs, Public, Private and Government Enterprises: 


National Awards: 

The last date for submission of completed applications for the above Awards is June 30, 2020. 

The Guidelines-cum-Application Form for these awards can be downloaded from In case, you are unable to download any of these, please email us at, for emailing the same to you. 

Image and article source: From Press Release