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In Conversation with Santosh Panda: On Expanding Marketing with Event Technology

Curiosity had me wondering about what is really trending in the world of event technology. Is it really needed? Or does technology simply drive up the cost of executing an event? What can we expect in the years to come? I discovered answers to these and more, in a conversation with Santosh Panda, Founder & CEO at Explara. Businesses are pushing their marketing strategies towards brand experiences. The more immersive, the better. Given the power live experiences can have and the opportunity for one-to-one interaction with prospects and customers, events are understood to be one of the most effective channels of marketing. The question that needs answering, and a challenging one at that, is do marketers really need to adopt event technology? Or can they simply continue conducting events in the traditional way, without all the hassles of sophisticated technology that seems to take up a significant part of their budget? The search for these answers led me to Santosh Panda, Founder and CEO at Explara – a ticketing and event management platform. First, the …

In Conversation With Komal Gandhi: On Experiential Learning, Leadership Development and More

Last month I had a chance to meet with Komal Gandhi, an L&D Professional and Experiential Facilitator. An hour-long conversation at a Starbucks resulted in some fascinating insights on leadership development, organisational effectiveness and the direction in which professional learning is headed. Read on to find out how Komal is working on her passion and how experiential learning programs are finding great appeal in organisations across industries. The Start Of An Exciting Journey Komal, an alumna of MDI Gurgaon and Lady Shri Ram College, first started out in this field in 2004 in Delhi. It all began with outdoor and adventure-based learning. In 2012, she started Management by Arts in Mumbai. “I want to help businesses enhance the performance of their employees through arts-based learning solutions,” she says. Intrigued by her approach, I ask her how does art mix with business. “It’s about creativity and innovation. Management by Arts is a collaborative platform that brings together L&D and organisational development experts, filmmakers, artists and facilitators together to explore managerial learning through various art forms. My …