The 2018 Sixth Annual Humanistic Management Conference will take place on October 1st – 2nd in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India, hosted by CMR University.

No life will be left untouched by the digital revolution which brings both, great opportunities as well as risks and both, the opportunities as well as the risks are frequently connected to questions of sustainability and the desirability of consequences technology brings to humanity.

The theme of the 2018 Sixth Annual Humanistic Management Conference therefore is Technology, Sustainability, Humanity and where better to discuss this topic than in one of the world’s prominent tech hubs, Bengaluru, India on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most impactful voices of a life in dignity for all.

The aim of this conference is to enhance our understanding of the relationship between technology and Humanistic Management and provide a platform for exchange to our highly esteemed speakers, guests and conference delegates.

To this end we have built an interactive programme spanning two days to offer you keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels, ample networking opportunities and the launch of the Humanistic Management Network India Chapter. We are most grateful to our hosts and sponsors CMR University in Bengaluru, India and the Weltethos Institute at the University of Tübingen, Germany for their generous support.

Come join us – together we make impact towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet. On behalf of everyone at the Humanistic Management Network we look forward to welcoming you in Bengaluru.

Ernst von Kimakowitz
Wolfgang Amann
Shiv Tripathi


Please welcome with us outstanding speakers delivering impactful messages in service of our shared endeavor to use technology for a more sustainable and more equitable planet.

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Wolfgang Amann has been designing and delivering executive education seminars for more than 20 years.

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V. Suresh Babu is Managing Director of the Vasuki Group of Companies.

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Ronald Berenbeim is an Adjunct Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business Administration.

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Debasish Biswas is Chairman of Alpha Universal Group and acknowledged as an accomplished professional,

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Gib Bulloch spent 25 years in the business world at three of the world’s largest companies.

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Conny Camenzind is deputy Consul General of Switzerland in Bangalore and Deputy to the CEO of swissnex India.

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Manu Chopra is working on tackling extreme poverty in rural India by increasing access to dignified digital work.

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With more than 30 years of experience in Change Management, in India as well as abroad, Marianne knows what it means to stay ahead of time.

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Freek Jan is posted in India as Counsellor for Innovation. He is based at the Netherlands Embassy.

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H. Honne Gowda is Managing Director of the Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society.

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K. Janardhanam is a Professor and Director, Canara Bank School of Management Studies.

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Santhosh Jayaram is Partner and Head, Sustainability and CSR Advisory at KPMG in India.

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Ernst von Kimakowitz is passionate about strengthening the positive impact of business.

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Stefan Klauser is a Political Scientist and FinTech Expert and leads the subject “DigitalSociety”.

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Pauline McCharles is a lifelong social entrepreneur with an MA in Organizational Development.

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Jaba Sen Menon is a global business leader and a Certified Intelligent Leadership Coach with 30 years of experience in multiple sectors.

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Ganka Daniel Nyamsogoro is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (AcademicAffairs) at Mzumbe University, Tanzania.

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Yogesh Potdar is building & leading cross-disciplinary global teams in materials & mechanical technologies

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Shivakumar R is Head of Human Resourcees, Acquity Analytics & Labs, and Founder President of Global Workforce Management Forum.

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Sri P. Ramaiah is a senior, upright straightforward journalist, retired now after having served in the prestigious The Hindu, daily newspaper in various positions.

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Subhasis Ray is Professor of Marketing at Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB).

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Radha Sharma is a Raman Munjal (HeroMotoCorp) Chair Professor & Professor of organizational behaviour & human resource development.

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Subhash Sharma is Director at Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru and a leading Indian Management thinker.

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M. S. Shivakumar is a vice chancellor of CMR University.

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Anantharaman (Ananth) has overall 25+ years of IT experience covering Product Development, Operations, Strategy, Contract Management.

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Shiv Tripathi is dean of the School of Management at CMR University in Bengaluru, India.


The conference will run over two days commencing on October 1st 2018 at 9am and closing on the following day, October 2nd 2018, at 5pm. To provide an interesting and fruitful conference to our speakers and delegates we have built an interactive programme spanning two days offering keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels, ample networking opportunities and the launch of the Humanistic Management Network India Chapter. You can view the full programme, the call for papers and a short introduction to Humanistic Management under the links below.


The Humanistic Management Network is most grateful to our Hosts and Sponsors who share our passion for working towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet. Without their generous support this conference would not be possible.

(CMRU) is a private university in the state of Karnataka, established and governed by the CMR University Act-2013. CMR University aims to promote and undertake the advancement of university education in technical, health, management, life sciences and other allied sectors of higher and professional education.

The goals of the University of Tübingen’s Weltethos-Institut are to promote awareness of moral issues among international economic and political actors and to facilitate meaningful intercultural dialogue and trust.

INDIACSR is only and biggest CSR news portal in India. INDIACSR is the leading and only Indian business network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dedicated to making significant contributions through adding new dimensions and perspectives to the domain of CSR and Sustainability.


This conference enjoyed tireless engagement and support of many members of the Humanistic Management Community.

Humanistic Management Network Team:

  • Ernst von Kimakowitz
  • Shiv Tripathi
  • Wolfgang Amann
  • Jaba Sen Menon
  • Radha R. Sharma
  • Marianne Franzen


  • Sri K.C. Ramamurthi, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions, Bengaluru
  • Sabitha Ramamurthi, Honorable Chnacelor, CMR University, Bengaluru
  • Jayadeep K. R. Pro-Chancellor, CMR University, Bengaluru
  • M. S. Shivakumar, Vice-Chancellor, CMR University, Bengaluru
  • Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost, CMR University, Bengaluru
  • Shreya Reddy, Director, FInance & HR, CMR Group of Insititutions, Bengaluru


  • Baskar Reddy C. M. Director, CMR Group of Insititutions, Bengaluru
  • Praveen R.. Registrar, CMR University, Bengaluru

Conference Academic Board:

  • Ernst von Kimakowitz, Founding Director of the Humanistic Management Center and co-founder Humanistic Management Network and Ethics First
  • Shiv Tripathi, Dean, School of Management CMR University, Bengaluru
  • Wolfgang Amann, Academic Director of Degree and Custom Programs of HEC Paris, Qatar
  • Marianne Franzen, Director, Executive Programmes, CMR University, Bangalore

Coordinating Committee:

  • Basanna Patagundi, Director, School of Management, CMR University, Bangalore
  • Srinivas K. T. Director, School of Economics and Commerce, CMR University, Bangalore
  • M. S. Annapoorna, Director, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, CMR University, Bangalore


Navigate to previous or later editions of the Annual Humanistic Management Conference.

The 2019 Seventh Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 10th – 11th in Krakow, Poland, hosted by the Institute of Culture at Jagiellonian University.

The 2017 Fifth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 5th – 6th in Tübingen, Germany, hosted by the Weltethos Institut.

The 2016 Fourth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 13th – 14th in Tübingen, Germany, hosted by the Weltethos Institut.


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