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Mark Bannister

Mark Bannister

Mark Bannister, interim dean and professor for the College of Business and Economics, gave three presentations in Kochi, India, over spring break. While there, he met with Indian students, business people and a broad range of faculty from several countries.

Bannister was the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Digital Transformation of Business; he presented to MBA students at Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship; and he spoke to business leaders of the Kerala Management Association.

Local media, such as Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle, covered the presentations – see the gallery of clippings below.

Kochi, a city in southwest India’s coastal state of Kerala, is a tech hub populated with back office software operations and its own technology companies.

“It has been a port city for hundreds of years and is very international and cosmopolitan,” said Bannister. “It has a wide variety of religions represented and I was told repeatedly with pride of the manner in which people in this region of India accept each other.”