Bangalore, India, November 19, 2014: Infosys, a global leader in technology, consult ing, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced that it will collaborate with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to create a comprehensive executive education program. As part of this agreement, Stanford GSB will team with senior Infosys executives to design and deliver a customized strategic leadership development program for the company’s executives, clients and partners.
The executive education program will include a suite of business management skills, as well as courses in corporate innovation processes to help Infosys balance business discipline and entrepreneurial spirit. The office of Executive Education at Stanford GSB and Infosys will deliver the leadership program through in-person and online instruction, as well as live sessions enabled by distance-learning technology.
The initiative will include 200 executives who will each participate in a part-time, year-long program in groups of 40 over three years. Executives will be able to test and apply their learning to real business challenges in parallel.
Stanford has leveraged Infosys’ facilities in Bangalore to offer its world renowned Stanford Ignite Program to participants across India. Stanford Ignite is a certificate program that teaches innovators to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. The part-time program is delivered in-person and through live, high-definition video conference technology, which seamlessly connects Stanford GSB with participants in seven global markets. Infosys has twice hosted the program through its high-definition video teleconference facility at Infosys headquarters in Bangalore. Infosys will now host and support Stanford Ignite at its teleconference facility in London in 2015.
Speaking about the collaboration, Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer of Infosys said, “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. This mandates a step change in our thinking. We are excited to be working with Stanford to build and nurture a workforce that is fully equipped to deliver the next-generation services that our clients are looking for.”