Infosys teams up with Stanford B-School for leadership development
The global tech firm and Stanford Graduate School of Business are offering an executive programme that will train senior executives of the firm.
Among the many industry-academia tie-ups that have been signed recently, yet another has been inked. This time the focus is on developing senior managers to deliver better work skills to their clients. Over 200 executives currently working at Infosys will participate in this part-time, yearlong executive programme developed under the collaboration between the company and Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). The office of executive education at Stanford GSB and Infosys will deliver this leadership programme through in-person and online instruction, as well as live sessions enabled by distance- learning technology. "The participants will be divided into groups of 40 over a period of three years, thus covering a significant number of executives employed with the company," informs an Infosys spokesperson.
As a part of this collaboration, the B-School will team up with senior Infosys executives to design and deliver a customised strategic leadership development programme for the company’s executives, clients and partners. This includes a suite of business management skills as well as courses in corporate innovation processes to help Infosys balance business discipline and entrepreneurial spirit.
Commenting on the need to develop such a programme for its executives, Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys says, “We want to empower our people to help our clients lead the way in finding the great opportunities of our times, and to uncover new solutions in exemplary new ways."
Expanding its collaboration with institutes on Stanford University campus even further, Infosys has tied-up with the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME). Under this arrangement, the IT giant will work with ICME to develop a comprehensive curriculum in data science and analytics focused on real-world problem areas. Also on the cards is a joint research project with the use of data science to find solutions to key industry issues.