Winner of Innovation Challenge 2011 – NYSE Closing Bell Ringing!

The four-person team from Wharton was selected by Syngenta as the winning team because of their original ideas, realistic implementation and projected business impact.

“We saw a lot of impressive ideas from the teams who worked on our challenge,” says Alex Prohodski, Business Development, Syngenta North America. “It was tough to choose a winner, but the Wharton team deserved the prize. Meeting them in person and hearing even more of their ideas while we were in New York together confirmed that even more.”

Hard to describe the experience in words!


My first blog post – Introductions

As this year starts, so does my first-ever attempt at blogging. So, as I use this new method to communicate ideas and to solicit feedback, my first blog is more of an introduction, but on regular basis, I will be blogging about things related to technology, management practices, research and at times posing questions to the readers for input.


Currently I am working in Thomson Reuters as a Director and am also an aspiring MBA student – preparing for my GMAT and looking at B-school applications. I will use this as a medium to share thoughts around various subjects I have been reading about, my B-school experience, and give you insights to my thoughts/opinions which should be fun 🙂

Did I start by saying “I use this new method to communicate ideas” I know, you all are thinking “Parvez, welcome to 2000” – Well, blame it on work schedule or being part of a family with wife kids. In my free time (when I am not trying or reading about strategy or technology), I enjoy cooking and playing Golf. Working on innovative ideas, and applying technology to simplify things is my passion, but I also enjoy core strategy and finance work.

Thank you for reading my first blog – If you have some interesting topics you would like me to cover, or have general feedback, please share them in the comments.