2019

MDP on Interpersonal Communication

A one day MDP on Effective Interpersonal Communication was held on January 4, 2019 at SDMIMD. The MDP focused on barriers to interpersonal communication and the concept of communication with the self as being vital for effective interpersonal communication. Emotional Intelligence, verbal and non-verbal communication, empathy, perception, listening and giving and receiving feedback were some of the topics that were emphasised. Sixteen participants from Automotive Axles Pvt. Ltd. and Meritor HVS India Ltd. attended the MDP. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Faculty, SDMIMD, was the resource person.

24th Annual SDMIMD Convocation

On completion of the two-year learning process, the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Batch 2017-19 will be receiving the degree during the 24th Annual Convocation. This dream day will be on Friday, March 29, 2019. Shri. Kamal Bali, Managing Director of Volvo India, Volvo Buses India Private Limited, will be the Chief Guest of this academic grandeur and will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD will preside over the function. Eminent personalities from academic and corporate world are going to be invited to join the SDMIMD family in honouring the student in this awarding ceremony.
 
About the Chief Guest:
 
Mr. Kamal Bali has been the Managing Director of Volvo India at Volvo Buses India Private Limited since April 2014. Mr. Bali served as the President at LeeBoy India Construction Equipment Private Limited; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd; and, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Same Deutz-Fahr India; since January 2007.  Earlier he has served as an Executive Director of Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd. Mr. Bali has 28 years of Chief Executive industry experience. He is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

ALT 2019 by Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan of Mindtree

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) is organizing the 11th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in SDMIMD Auditorium. This year the talk will be delivered by Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan, Executive Chairman, Mindtree. 
 
The event, which has been held since 2008, has had speakers who are luminaries from various fields like Dr. Michael A. Consumano (Professor, MIT Sloan School), Dr. V. Prakash (Former Director, CFTRI, Mysore), Dr. H. Sudarshan (Hony. Secretary, Karuna Trust), Dr. R Balasubramaniam (Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore); Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder and CEO of Grow Talent Company Ltd; Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, The President, Global Research Alliance; Prof. Gita Gopinath, Professor in Economics, Harvard University; Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co- Founder, Software Paradigms International Group LLP (SPI); Mr. Salil Ravindran, CFO, Marlabs; and last year Dr Stefan Wilms, Dean of the faculty of Economics and Transport, Heilbronn University, Germany, delivered the 10th edition of Annual Leadership Talk. 
 
For more information please visit the event webpage available at www.sdmimd.ac.in/alt or call 2429722 / 2429161.
About the Speaker of ALT 2019
A leading authority in the global IT sector, Krishnakumar Natarajan co-founded Mindtree in 1999 and has played key roles in building the company’s innovative approach to delivering IT services and solutions to global 2000 enterprises. Natarajan was instrumental in setting up Mindtree’s U.S. operations, driving expansion in Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and transforming Mindtree’s IT services business. Today, his mission as Executive Chairman is to focus on leadership development and ensure a high quality of governance. He also actively mentors different business groups within the company and works closely with the start-up ecosystem to bring in innovative models of business transformation for clients.
 
In his prior role as CEO and Managing Director, Natarajan was responsible for making Mindtree a global IT player. Natarajan’s efforts as a business leader have been recognized worldwide, winning him several laurels. He was ranked amongst the most valuable CEOs in India by Businessworld & Forbes in 2016. He won Bloomberg UTV’s award as the CEO of the Year in 2010, Business Today CEO of the year award in 2014 and was recognized by Chief Executive Magazine’s as one of the twelve global leaders of tomorrow. EY honoured him with Entrepreneur of the year 2015 in Services.
 
A 35-year IT industry veteran, Natarajan held several key positions at Wipro before co-founding Mindtree. During this time, he launched and grew the ecommerce division of Wipro, served as Group Vice President of human resources, and was Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro’s IT business. In 2013, Natarajan served as Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), where he worked to strengthen the Indian IT industry to be a globally competitive ecosystem comprised of both established and emerging companies.
 
Natarajan is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is also a regular speaker at international IT industry conferences and a faculty member at management schools around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Chennai, India, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India.