Disrupt X Series II

Challenging The Status Quo
GBS, or Global Business Summit, is a flagship initiative of the Times Group that envisions to bring together visionaries, thought leaders, heads of state, policy makers, academicians and corporate heads cohesively driving a singular agenda for Scripting Economic Change, by connecting the building blocks of Economics for India and the Globe.

Launched on January 15, 2015, GBS seeks to provide solutions to key macroeconomic challenges being faced in the current context and put forth a blue print for sustainable, inclusive economic growth. GBS also serves as a platform for government to government interactions, business to government meetings, business to business engagements and helps corporates and governments secure investments by showcasing opportunities to apt audiences.

The event has witnessed an envious collection of global leaders, thought leaders, CEOs’, like NARENDRA MODI, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India; BILL GATES, Co- Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; DICK CHENEY, former Vice President of United States; PROF. PAUL KRUGMAN, Nobel Laureate, Economist & Academician; PROF. NOURIEL ROUBINI, American Economist; NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, Scholar, Statistician and Risk Analyst; PROF JEFFREY D. SACHS, Renowned Economics Professor, Bestselling Author, Innovative Educator; ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global, BRIAN CHESKY, Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb; REED HASTINGS, Founder & CEO, Netflix; STEVE WOZNIAK, Co-Founder, Apple Inc.; MARTIN EBERHARD, Co-Founder, Tesla; DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, CEO, Uber; BILL WINTERS, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered; DONALD TRUMP JR., Executive Vice President, The Trump Organization; NARAYANA MURTHY, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys; GP HINDUJA, Co-Chair, Hinduja Group; KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW, Executive Chairperson, Biocon; ANIL AGARWAL, Chairman, Vedanta Resources; SHAH RUKH KHAN, Actor, Producer, Activist.

How many times have you heard someone say, “That’s just the way it’s always been done”? Status Quo hampers the possibility for change and prevents progress. Does challenging the status quo mean becoming an anti-establishment rebel? Or constantly pointing out the flaws in our society? Or being the person who “zigs” when everyone else “zags”? Maybe so. But what if challenging the status quo was something far more positive than negative, more exciting than intimidating?


Taking this initiative to its 2021 avatar, The Times Group, through The Economic Times, is elated to launch an exclusive and limited DisruptX TV series of quirky, edgy and motivating talks, covering stories of individuals and brands who decided to do things their way and what inspires them to keep going.

The silent features of this initiative are as follows

Reimagine Your Profession

This tv series is aimed at changing the way you think and help you reimagine your profession

Great Leaders

Will cover stories of great leaders Who have created a name for themselves with their path breaking Ideas, changed the current scenario and determined the future course of action for more than just their own

Limited and Handpicked

15 episodes in et now covering 15 Stories - limited and handpicked

Game Changers

Stories positioned as the ‘Game Changers’ for the domain/sector

Ideas and Insights

Ideas and insights worth spreading!

Who can participate?






* Let the world know what defines and drives you
* Speak about yourself, your mission and your vision
* Amplify your presence, business/work, while creating an image for your line of business/work
* Position yourself as a Trailblazer
* 22 minutes ET NOW episode will reach out to atleast half a million people (promo and repeat telecast along with it)
* Pre and post telecast social media promotions to amplify your presence
* Opportunity to write for ETInsights.com (one 800 words article, add on feature of this proposal)
* 1 speaking slot in a relevant event by ET Edge as a keynote speaker (to be closed mutually)


At Global Business Summit, the deliberations will see top business leaders, academicians and policymakers from around the world gather to deliver cues to resurging growth for businesses and economies with a strong focus on building back better.