Technology rules the roost at IIMB leadership summit

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Bengaluru, Dec 17: The premier business school--Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)--always does things differently. At the inaugural session of the IIMB Leadership Summit 2016, organised by the IIMB Alumni Association, on Saturday in the city, technology ruled the roost.

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As a part of the question and answer session, the organisers of the mega-business event relied on technology to solve all their problems, literally. To avoid chaos, the event managers used an app called, which provided all participants a chance to ask questions to the speakers.

Technology takes over at IIMB Summit

"The idea of using an app is to give everyone a chance to ask questions to the speakers. Generally most of the questions are never being raised by the participants," said Harish Mittal, president of IIMB Alumni Association.

Regarding how the app works, Mittal added, "Once you log into the app you have to enter a password. Thereafter you can ask your question to the speaker you wish to."

Around 60 questions were posted on the app addressed to Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who inaugurated the event.

Lauding the city's entrepreneurship qualities, Kiran Majumdar Shaw, chairperson of IIMB Board and chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, said, "It's a unique summit where best of brains from business and technology sectors have come together. The title of the summit-Start, Scale, Disrupt-is apt for Bengaluru, the tech hub of India. The city is also the start-up capital of the country."

The two-day-long meet will end on Sunday.

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