• Chairman Address

    Anurag Goel IAS (Retd.)

    Anurag Goel IAS (Retd.)

    Former Secretary
    Ministry of Corporate Affairs & former Member, Competition Commission of India, Govt. of India; Founder, Shaping Tomorrow Consultants LLP

  • Chief Guest

    Mr. U.K. Sinha

    UK Sinha, IAS (Retd.)

    Former Chairman
    Securities & Exchange Board of India, Board member on multiple boards

  • Guest of Honour

    K. Venkata Ramana Murty, IDAS

    K. Venkata Ramana Murty, IDAS

    Joint Secretary
    Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India & Board Member, SEBI

  • Keynote Address

    Dinesh Kumar Khara

    Dinesh Kumar Khara

    State Bank of India


  • Mohandas Pai

    Mohandas Pai

    Aarin Capital, Manipal Global Education, India

  • Shailesh V. Haribhakti FCA

    Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti, FCA

    Chairman - Western Region
    Institute of Directors, India, Board Chairman - Blue Star Ltd., L&T Finance Holdings Ltd., Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd. and NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.; Independent Director on multiple Boards

  • Sylvain Rochon

    Sylvain Rochon

    International Keynote Speaker Futurist, Author & Entrepreneur; Director & Co-Founder, Canadian Institute of Mass Communication, Canada

  • Roman Retzbach

    Roman Retzbach

    German Professional Futurist & Futurologist International Renowned, Futures Studies Expert, Germany


  • Selvi Apoorva, IAS

    Selvi Apoorva, IAS

    Principal Secretary - Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles & Khadi Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

  • Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS

    Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS

    Chairman & MD
    Tamil Nadu Industrial, Development Corporation Ltd.

  • Pooja Kulkarni, IAS

    Pooja Kulkarni, IAS

    MD & CEO

  • Anil Meshram, IAS

    Anil Meshram, IAS

    Chairman & MD
    Tamil Nadu Cements Corporation Limited

Summery of Recommendations by

  • Prof. Colin Coulson Thomas

    Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas

    Director-General - UK and Europe Operations,
    Institute of Directors, India, President, Institute of Management Services, UK

Concept Note

The Institute of Directors, India is organising the Virtual Global Session on "Strategic Foresight for Board's: Shaping the Future", on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 1500 - 1845 hrs (IST).

Strategic foresighting tools are useful when uncertainty is high and prediction is impossible. As businesses prepare for a post COVID-19 world, incorporating strategic foresighting methods into their innovation and strategic planning cycles can help identify emerging opportunities and threats.

When the future is uncertain, how can organizations design and innovate boldly but responsibly? Futures thinking is an approach to strategic design that considers what is likely to change and what is likely to stay the same in the future, as a means to be more reflective in strategic planning. Considered by some to be more of an art, and by others to be a science, futures thinking gives us a framework to talk about our current world, and how the world may look in the future.

In this webinar, you’ll learn that futures thinking is not an effort to predict the future, but rather a means to illuminate unexpected implications of present-day issues that empower individuals and organizations to actively design desirable futures. The emphasis isn’t on what will happen, but on what could happen, given various observed drivers.

It’s a way of gaining new perspectives and context for present-day decisions, as well as for navigating the dilemma at the heart of all strategic thinking: the future can’t be predicted, yet we have to make choices based on what is to come.