Global Advanced Management Programme 2023

Expanding markets by leveraging emerging technologies

08 Oct 2023

Silicon Valley, California, USA

Contact Details

Mr Mansoor Hassan
Assistant Director - All India Management Association
Mobile: +91 9540060166, Ph: 011 – 24608511. Email:

The next edition of the Global Advanced Management Programme (GAMP), hailed as one of the best international Management Development Programmes, is scheduled to be held in the Silicon Valley, USA, from October 8 – October 14, 2023.


An outcome focused program, where each participant needs to prepare a business model for their organization / Sector, as a key deliverable, the next GAMP will be led by Prof. Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.


AIMA’s Global Advanced Management Programme will focus on the way forward following the pandemic with the special theme for this year - “Expanding markets by leveraging emerging technologies”.


The format of the programme will include Case Discussions, Presentations, Executive Panels and visits to and interaction with the top management teams of some of the most innovative companies and institutions in US Silicon Valley. Companies in the past visits include NVidia; Chevron; Paypal; Standard Chartered Bank; Wells Fargo Bank; PG&E; DuPont Innovation Center; Calpine Corporation; Cisco Systems; Wipro; IBM Almaden Research; Plug & Play Innovation Center; Fujitsu Laboratories; Berkeley SkyDeck; UC Berkeley Campus amongst others.


The programme is designed to help business leaders get insights into the emerging trends/business models and will focus on open innovation strategies that will help them come out of the current VUCA environment stronger and also prepare them for future scenarios.

Programme Background

The global disruption of the past couple of years has changed business and business leadership. While a few businesses are scrambling to scale up and diversify to meet the explosion of demand for all things digital and home-delivered, most businesses are striving to rebuild under the cloud of supply chain disruptions and unpredictable lockdowns. It is a new world with a new set of competitive challenges and advantages. There is a great urgency about adapting to new business models, new competitors, new customer needs, new social priorities, new policies, and new regulations. Business leaders are required to attend to transformation across products, processes, personnel, structures, systems, relationships, supply chain, and market access in order to keep up with frequent change and navigate radical uncertainty.

AIMA's Global Advanced Management Programme (GAMP) is designed to help business leaders appreciate the emerging trends and work out the most appropriate open innovation strategies taught at UC Berkeley to stay ahead of the pack.

Programme Objectives

  • Identify opportunities for profitable growth.

  • Respond and adapt to the challenges in the changing landscape due to rapid global economic trends.

  • Examine the latest concepts, ideas and tools to help them align their business practices with global economic developments and conditions.

  • Learn to build sustainable and innovative business models.

Learning Approach

Bulk of the learning will take place via visits to companies and face-to-face discussions with senior executives (often including the CEO). By design, these visits are not meant to be “industrial tourism.” Rather, each visit will allow us to go deeper into the opportunities and challenges being faced by each company as it tries to stay ahead in the technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship game. It is these face-to-face discussions that will form the primary intellectual raw material for the participants’ learning. Professor Darwin will help the participants reflect on these discussions and derive lessons that may be applicable to their own companies.

Programme Certificate

Upon the successful completion of the programme, participants will be conferred a Global Advanced Management Programme Certificate awarded by All India Management Association.

Programme Director

Solomon Darwin
Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate
Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Solomon Darwin has broad leadership experience in corporate management and academia. He is an international speaker recognized by peers, executives, and students with numerous awards for his innovative leadership and passion for teaching. He inspires students from both business and engineering disciplines in his courses for open innovation, business models, smart cities, scalable smart villages, and business models for emerging economies. He is also known as the father of the Smart Village Movement.

As an expert in “open innovation” and “open business models,” he is an adviser to senior executives of multinationals and government leaders in the emerging world. The list includes large global brands and government entities in Europe, China, Russia, India, and Latin America. He directs and moderates international innovation conferences and forums, and chairs quarterly Chief Innovation Officer round tables in Silicon Valley.

Before joining Berkeley Haas in 2005, he was an Associate Professor for nine years at the University of Southern California. His progressive corporate leadership experience covers a span of 14 years as a Senior Executive Officer at Bank of America, First Interstate Bank, and Glendale Federal Bank, and Motorola. During summers, Darwin regularly teaches in executive programs at prominent international universities and institutions. He has conducted workshops and programs in over 18 countries. He also serves as an honorary professor at several universities in Europe, China, South Korea, and India. His current projects, “Building Scalable Smart Villages” and “The Rebuilding India Initiative” were commissioned by the government of India.

His academic achievements include: BA (San Francisco State University); MBA (Golden Gate University); MCCP (Harvard University); and holds two honorary doctorates.

Registration Details


Delegate Fee per participant: INR equivalent of USD 12500 per participant plus 18% GST
Inaugural Discount: USD 1000 per participant for registrations received along with participation fee by 25 February, 2023.
Early Bird Discount: After 25 February, 2023 a discount of USD 500 per participant available for registrations received along with participation fee by 15 April, 2023.

Optional Add on Packages

Package 1: 2 extra nights (24th June and 1st July) stay and 2 way airport transfer in a limousine @ USD 1200 plus taxes.
Package 2: 1 extra night (either 24th June or 1st July) stay and 2 way airport transfer in a limousine @ USD 800 plus taxes.

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