The ABP Group has announced the launch of BusinessWorld Intelligence (BWI), the research and research led corporate initiative from BusinessWorld, the business magazine from The ABP Group.
BWI aims to respond to the emerging and critical business trends. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pramath Raj Sinha, MD and CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd, said, “These senior, niche, knowledge-based products and services are the most natural extension for BusinessWorld and for the Group. I look out for the ‘who’ for everything that we have on our radar. Now that we have a team in place, I am very excited about what we are setting out to do with BusinessWorld Intelligence.”
One of the identified areas is the need to provide CEOs and owner-managers of India’s rapidly transitioning mid-sized companies with a business platform to share collective wisdom and best practices. BWI will offer membership-based programmes to create a community with similar interests — the ThinkBig Leadership Summit, the ThinkBig Forum and the ThinkBig Best Performing Mid-Size Companies List.
Another area is the distinct need for business leaders to access succinct, relevant and authoritative insights on the changing economy, growing players, and booming industry segments. BWI will offer online membership-based ‘on-demand’ business intelligence service. This will be complemented by a series of value-added products such as executive briefings, customised research, CXO surveys, and economic forecasting conferences.
The need for developing a generation of leaders through training, mentoring, consulting and evolving best practices has also been identified. By bringing together a pool of experienced professionals, BWI seeks to recognise the CFO’s strategic role as a key partner to the CEO, through its CFO Leadership Institute and centres of excellence, where life memberships would be reserved for the crème de la crème.
The emergence of Asia as a force to be reckoned with has led to a demand for Asian expertise and perspectives at forums across the world. The BW Speakers Bureau will offer direct access to this expertise by means of a community of Asian professionals from various fields, including economics, politics, business, culture, art, sport, film and spirituality.
At the moment, the services of BWI will be available in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and the Middle East, with further expansion plans in the future.
Anuradha Das Mathur, CEO, BusinessWorld Intelligence, shared Dr Sinha’s excitement and remarked, “All our initiatives are fulfilling a clear need -- as opposed to selling what we’ve already got – and, therefore, we are enthused about the potential. The synergies with other Group businesses are immense and that adds to the promise. Most importantly, we believe we have several firsts on offer. That is the challenge and also the fun.”
Jehangir Pocha, Editor, BusinessWorld, said, “The creation of BusinessWorld Intelligence is a logical step in expanding our ability to give readers and the Indian business community the cutting-edge information and insights they need to make decisions. By doing relevant primary research and providing executives with opportunities to network and collaborate, I’m sure BusinessWorld Intelligence will become a valued resource for many companies, particularly small and medium-sized ones.”