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TIME FOR DISRUPTION

We live in disruptive times. As technology is changing the way most businesses function, they have to deal with blistering change. This year’s theme of the seventh edition of the annual conclave, Business Today MindRush, ‘Disrupt or Die’, was apt for such times. India’s leading businessmen graced the event at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai on December 13 where 15 captains of industry were felicitated with Best CEO Awards for excellence in their fields.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, delivered the keynote address and handed over India’s Best CEO awards to the winners. “Indian industry is going through disruptions, but that does not mean that you will die if you don’t disrupt,” he said, adding that data is the new oil and the government is formulating a new data policy. He added that India is progressing in the right direction and the country will become a developed nation in the coming years despite hiccups.

Aroon Purie Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group, said, “Disruption is not a threat, but an opportunity. It may or will destroy businesses, wealth and jobs, but it will also open up new opportunities.”

The minister unveiled the redesigned (). Speaking about the ‘Digital First’ philosophy at , Arron Purie said, “Beginning with in a refreshing ‘Digital First’ avatar. Our presence on the web is the fulcrum of this change as it brings to you the latest on business and economy via stories, podcasts, videos, infographics and slideshows, making full use of the multi-media potential of the digital platform.”

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