Gunjan Bagla The India Expert


Gunjan Bagla has 25 years of global sourcing, engineering, and marketing experience. He has held senior positions in technology sales and marketing. Bagla has managed teams sourcing products and services from China, India, Japan, and the rest of Asia. He began his career as an engineer for Larsen & Toubro, Bangalore, a prominent Indian industrial firm. Mr. Bagla came to the U.S. and later worked as Director of Program Management for Tandon Computer.

Based in California, he is the author of the acclaimed title "Doing Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from tomorrows most exciting Market" published in July 2008by Warner/Hachette Books and was the technical editor on John Wiley's Doing Business in India for Dummies (2007). He created the executive seminar "Business with India" for Caltech, the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. These books and seminars are a direct result of his work as an India Business Consultant for major Western clients.

Bagla has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Industry Week, the Hollywood Reporter, and other global media for his expertise on India. He appears often on radio shows all over the United States as the India business expert. His articles have appeared in Business Week, CIO Magazine, Purchasing Magazine, Quality Magazine, Business World, Daily Variety, and many other publications.

Gunjan is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE), a business association including Western and Indian organizations. He is a mechanical engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and currently President of the IIT Alumni Group. Gunjan completed his MBA from Southern Illinois University, where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Gunjan frequently travels to India as a business consultant to large Western corporations and industry trade associations.

For most of the last 200 years, Innovation was driven by American and European companies using R&D centers located in the West. Globalization has made the landscape more complex. Talent located in India and China is becoming increasingly important. Innovation now flows in in multiple directions and Asian companies are also exerting their R&D muscle. Gunjan Bagla will talk about how managers need to incorporate the new reality into their company strategies and their own career plans.

This content workshop was offered on Saturday, April 17, 12:45pm-1:45pm in Room A202