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Strategy World Tour: Mumbai

February 8-10, 2016

Visit the frenetic small businesses in the Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, located in central Mumbai. See how the leaders of one of India’s most powerful business groups at Godrej & Boyce are bringing design and innovation to fifteen companies. Explore the largest outdoor laundry in the world. Meet dabbawala, part of a traditional and innovative delivery system that collects tens of thousands of lunch boxes from residences and delivers them to the workplace with six-sigma quality. Join the top young business minds in India today for a discussion on the business of building businesses.

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About the Strategy World Tour

All of us are inundated by media accounts of how the rise of tech and manufacturing innovation, social innovation, the growth of the maker movement, and other forces are changing our world. However, we seldom get to meet the people and experience the places at the center of change. The Strategy World Tour will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the work of leaders in highly innovative organizations both large and small in five of the world’s centers of change.

Twenty individuals will be invited to join three-day tours between October 2015 and April 2016. During each visit, participants will have several intimate discussions about strategy with the CEOs who are driving design and innovation at public companies and with the founders of start-ups and social service organizations creating the next wave of innovation. The IIT Institute of Design Strategy World Tour will take participants to five transforming cites to experience innovation where it is most critical. The culminating event will be the Strategy Conference in Chicago in May.