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TIPS FROM TOP -"B2B Marketing in Telecom Sector" - By Mr Anurag Joshi, Head - Global channels and Business Development, Bharti Airtel

On 9th Feb’19, we were honoured to have Mr Anurag Joshi, Head - Global channels and Business Development,  Bharti Airtel for a guest lecture on B2B marketing in the Telecom sector. He is a Sales and Business Development professional and has experience with assignments in new geographies and developing existing business revenue streams. He has worked in areas of Sales and Business Development, Partner Relations and Alliances, Joint-Go-to-Market, Product Marketing and Product Development/Management with explosive growth mandate.
He initiated discussion by learning about the expectations of the crowd. He gave a brief introduction of his corporate journey so far and how fulfilling his job in sales and marketing has been so far. He explained different services like Data Centre and cloud, IOT, Enterprise Mobility, UCS, Cyber Security, and Connectivity. Further, he went on to describe different segments in telecom such as infrastructure, equipment, and services using real-time examples.
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
                                                                                            – Lao Tzu.

The energy of the Indian subcontinent unified at the gates of IIT Kanpur when we started our much- awaited journey of MBA. The pre-assignments and admission process gave us a much-needed glimpse of life ahead of us. With all glittering hopes, we, the 54 minds embarked on an endeavour to achieve our dreams and here we are, introducing our remarkable 2018-2020 batch with immense pride and responsibility wearing the badge of IIT Kanpur.

For most of us, who have prior work experience, it is a back to school time and for the rest, it is an aspired path by choice, now that we are in our new home, it is time for us to build an everlasting relationship with our peers and let the world know about us. With the get-up-and-go attitude, the diversity of the 2018-2020 batch is one of a kind with studen…